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Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Messenger Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is offering PC version of side-scrolling platformer title The Messenger in free giveaway this week.

This week on free PC game giveaway of Epic Games, side-scrolling action platformer game The Messenger from developer Sabotage Studios and publisher Devolver Digital has made it to their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store.

Starting off from today, the title becomes available right away for anyone and everyone with a free account on Epic Store to claim forever and you have until November 21, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT to add it to your games collection for free.

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The Messenger Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Heavily inspired by Ninja Gaiden series, The Messenger let players assume role of a young ninja who takes it upon himself to deliver a scroll to save his clan by going through a cursed world when an army of demons laid siege to his village.

Aside from banking on many classic gameplay aspects of its respective genre, it introduces new inclusions like providing player character with climbing claws, rope dart to use as grappling hook and a wingsuit to glide into places.

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Though EGS typically offers more than one title these days, gamers on PC platform is getting only getting a single game for current week. This is probably because they chose a game suitably rated for a larger group of young audience in the first place.

For their upcoming free game of next week, Epic Games Store already announced 2018 real-time tactics roguelite title Bad North Jotunn Edition by Plausible Concept and Raw Fury, which will go live from November 21, 2019.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Title Update Live Now

Ubisoft launches first of two title updates for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint with much more yet to be done.

After miserably failing short on player expectations with tactical shooter game Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, developer/publisher Ubisoft saw a major drop in market share due to outrage and halted some of their upcoming releases.

Trying to work on their shortcomings and deliver a better gameplay experience, they planned out a long roadmap. Today, first of two major patch, Title Update 1.0.3 has been deployed for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Title Update Live Now

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This latest update came with a slew of bug fixes, improvements and biggest since Breakpoint launch. Ubisoft asked their fans to take part in their official survey and provide necessary feedbacks on what change are they looking for.

One of the major issues bothering players was drone behavior, which has been addressed alongside an issue of respawning under map. Some basic adjustment was made to PvP mode "Ghost War" like cooldown system and interaction.

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Mostly, gameplay features that made Ghost Recon: Wildlands great are among top requested changes. Stamina recovery system just got a lot better and switching side to change position while taking cover is now allowed.

Two new faction missions "Ease the Pain" and "A Deadly Trap" is added on top of fixes for animation bug, AI behavior and audio issues. Another title update is set to arrive later this month and will bring more optimizations for GRB.

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Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot admitted earlier that player community rejected Breakpoint for loot grind and some other issues. They are trying to turn it into a decent open-world Tom Clancy shooter game that fans originally expected.

There is lot more to change regarding its progression and hopefully, developers will take that into consideration. Although already launched on all major platforms, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint has yet to release on Google Stadia later this month.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Sword and Shield Code Has Some Pokémon Hidden

Game Freak has 35 fan-favorite Pokémon types hidden within game files of Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Fans of Pokémon series of video games were disappointed over developer Game Freak removing a number of favorites from Pokédex for upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield, which was revealed at Nintendo live presentation at E3 2019.

If that news was enough to grind your gears really hard then wait until you find out that they kept 35 extra Pokémon in reserves that are not accessible through any normal means, according to recent datamining of in-game files.

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Sword and Shield Code Has Some Pokémon Hidden

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Shortly ahead of release, people managed to get their hands on copies of Sword and Shield, which they used looking for hidden content and one of them has discovered an additional number of 35 Pokémon buried deep beneath.

What truly amazing about his findings is that there are other types outside of Galar Dex region including a few legendaries concealed within. Although generally unobtainable, these starter classes have their models and stats added.

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After this information became public, Twitter user DeathChaos used the hack on Pokémon Sword/Shield with following result.


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DeathChaos managed to add Bulbasaur and Squirtle for an encounter at trainer Hop's party in leaked version of Sword/Shield. In a follow-up video, he made a same arrangement with Meltan and Melmetal for public display.

When a complete list of removed Pokémon got leaked online earlier, it caused heavy backlash from fans as too much content have been cut off. People are upset regardless of promises for all fan-favorites to return in future series titles.

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In past, Pokémon games used to have some Mythical types hidden for Nintendo to give out to players later during live events. However, they were almost always revealed to public by hackers in early phase of release.

Since there is no Mythical class found inside Sword and Shield data, it is presumably because Game Freak has decided to periodically roll them out in a series of updates and therefore they only included 35 of them initially.

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It is also possible that developer team is planning to introduce Pokémon Home as a digital storage space and these hidden ones are being reserved to reveal during its launch or at various timed events at some point in near future.

Some fans are speculating that secret Pokémons may get involved in special Max Raid battles by groups of trainers when they will try to take on transformed Dynamax and Gigantamax types or worse; release them as DLC characters.

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On top of excluding National Dex from Sword/Shield, there are accusations of Game Freak reusing character models from most recent Nintendo 3DS games, which was later denied by producer Junichi Masuda and director Shigeru Ohmori.

Pokémon Sword and Shield is an upcoming role-playing Pokémon game by Game Freak that is scheduled to arrive for Nintendo Switch on November 15, 2019 and despite all controversies, people are still hyped up for the game to launch soon. 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Death Stranding Out Now

Open-world action game Death Stranding from Kojima Productions and Sony Interactive Entertainment is now available on PS4.

Set in a dystopian supernatural world of near future, open-world action strand game Death Stranding from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment is now available for PlayStation 4.

After society has collapsed in a bizarre series of events, otherworldly creatures known as "Beached Things" has found their way to Earth and pushing it towards mass extinction but not if Sam Porter Bridges can help it.

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Death Stranding Out Now

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As people living in isolation require supplies, they rely on reputed deliveryman Sam, who works for a company named Bridges. Aside from handing out parcels, he attempts to reconnect United Cities of America under a Chiral Network.

He is aided by his "DOOMs" factor to be aware of mysterious BTs at all times but additionally he carries a Bridge Baby and an Odradek scanner. Sam is handed over his missions by fellow Bridges member Deadman and Die-Hardman.

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Battling Beached Things

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Amount of packages you carry out will affect your overall performance but you can always use a bike or steal an enemy truck to reduce trouble. Other than walking on foot, sometime you may have to rely on ladders and ropes on various terrain.

Having too much goods on your back will even hold you back from resisting when BTs will try to drag you out. Handing over these requested cargos would often bring you new cosmetic items, working tools or something to fight them.

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Handling Your Cargo

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Check out Death Stranding official launch trailer below for a better overview of its plotline and gameplay.




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Basic gameplay mechanics of DS is centered on traversing through uncharted territories while hiding from enemies using stealth. An asynchronous multiplayer mode exists to connect players online through a Social Strand System.

Death Stranding is game by creator Hideo Kojima that is totally unique to its genre and may come as an advanced walking simulator to many because of its slow-pace approach to tell a compelling story of connecting society. 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Death Stranding Update for Days Gone Live Now

Bridge Baby from Death Stranding makes its way into open-world survival game Days Gone in latest update patch.

Now that Death Stranding, hotly-anticipated action strand game of 2019 has been released for PlayStation 4, players can finally get a career of making deliveries in a post-apocalyptic world carrying their "Bridge Baby" in a pod.

However, PS4 owners can also go out exploring another dystopian world of survival horror in Days Gone from developer Bend Studio with its newest content update, carrying same theme from latest title of Hideo Kojima.

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Death Stranding Update for Days Gone Live Now

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Recent release of patch 1.6 brings exclusive cosmetic upgrades for free that are unlockable in both starting a new game and game plus mode. Your motorbike tank gets replaced with a BB unit usually carried around by Sam Porter Bridges.

You will be riding Deacon's same drifter bike model but it will be modified with tanks, decals, and frame paint. This probably doesn't give you the same weird vibe of Death Stranding but having BB sucking its thumb inside is pretty close.

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An official Tweet from developers have announced release of their newest update with a short preview trailer for it.


RELATED: Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

Instead of being haunted by ghostly creatures known as "Beached Things", players will be running away from hordes of freakers. Whether they are chasing a guy on a bike or a baby in gas tank matters little to these mindless monsters.

Additional fixes include ability to numerously reset Ambush Camps, Hordes, Infestation Zones and Jobs. "Black Friday" leaderboard gets a one-time only reset and number of Freaker ears is increased to let you repurchase ammo and weapons.

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During development phase of DS, both Kojima Productions and Guerrilla Games were working together in collaboration. Bend Studio has contributed as well and now they are introducing gears and items inspired by the game.

Days Gone arranged an unconventional cross-promotion to celebrate launch of Death Stranding that only make sense in a twisted way. Another nice little common ground these two titles have is that they both divided critics and fans upon release.

Nuclear Throne and RUINER Free on Epic Games Store Now

This week, Epic Games Store offers PC version of Nuclear Throne and RUINER for free giveaway.

Following its launch back in December 2018, Epic Games decided to offer a free game each week on their digital distribution storefront Epic Games Store for a whole year and doubled down on that decision from July 2019.

By now, EGS have given out fans a total of 50 games to play on PC platform completely free of cost that they can keep and forever in their library. Today, two new exciting titles have joined latest race of freebie giveaway for this week.

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Nuclear Throne and RUINER Free on Epic Games Store Now

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In typical a post-apocalyptic plot, players are usually portrayed as last hope for humanity but roguelike shooter Nuclear Throne by Indie developer/publisher Vlambeer wants you to assume characteristics of a mutated monster.

Mankind has gone extinct long ago and Earth is now a wasteland populated with gruesome creatures. In order to push against numerous herds of enemies you can either pick some heavy weaponry or grow extra limbs using radiation.

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Though Cyberpunk 2077 is coming next year and has role-playing elements in first-person perspective, you can have a somewhat similar experience in a futuristic setting of RUINER, which is a top-down shooter game.

An overhead shooter title from developer Reikon Games and publisher Devolver Digital, players take role of a masked protagonist named "Puppy", who is led by rogue hacker to eliminate a man but his objective is shifted midways.

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Anyone with a free account can head over to Epic Store anytime and claim these two above-mentioned games to their collection and they have only a week-long period to do so before November 14, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

Epic Games Store has already announced their upcoming free game and everyone will get single player platformer title The Messenger from Devolver Digital next week that will become available on November 14, 2019.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Diablo 4 to Feature More Gore, NPC and Towns

Blizzard will make Diablo IV much darker; will add over 100 towns for more NPC interaction to tell a grounded story.

Revealed last week at BlizzCon 2019, developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment is working on Diablo IV, next installment of hack and slash action RPG game series that is set to launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Shortly afterwards, players have a chance to take a look at its story premise and brief gameplay overview. Blizzard is not only going to make Diablo 4 darker but is planning to feature more towns and villages with lots of NPC interaction.

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Diablo IV to Feature More Gore, NPC and Towns

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During a panel at BlizzCon, creative director Sebastian Stępień talked about its lore and world. Darkness will greatly serve its plotline by moving from infamously bright surroundings of Diablo III and more gritty vibes of Diablo II.

There will be lots of NPCs from more than 100 towns and villages for players to explore and learn from locals. This way, its story is approached in a much grounded way and players will piece together stories of regular folks.

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People living in these villages are not talking about kings, politics or anything but giving reference of dark medieval fantasy. These locations can also serve as a form of social hubs or may be used to host seasonal events in future.

In past, games of Diablo franchise would require players to take tour in certain areas in each act and they were branch of a central town. So far, number of towns was summed up to less than 10 but adding over 100 of them is quite a leap.

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More Towns and Villages

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Set in massive open-world locations, the game will share select areas and world bosses with fellow players online. Another aspect that has came to light lately is that D4 to be always online and not supporting a full offline mode

By the time Diablo IV was revealed at BlizzCon 2019, it was no longer a surprise to its audience because of numerous leaks and though a possible release window is not given yet, it is not likely to come out any time sooner than 2021.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Diablo 4 Will Have Cosmetic Micro-Transactions

Blizzard would offer players cosmetic micro-transactions for character skins and mounts in Diablo IV.

Earlier this month, developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment kicked-off BlizzCon 2019 by officially revealing upcoming Diablo IV from renowned hack and slash action RPG game series Diablo for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

D4 is to take a darker path than its predecessor and will feature more than 100 towns to explore. It is also unveiled recently by a livestream from BlizzCon that they will include some micro-transactions for cosmetic items.

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Diablo 4 Will Have Cosmetic Micro-Transactions

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Blizzard representatives confirmed during their annual event that Diablo 4 will add character customization options and mounts, which players are allowed to spend money on to purchase these items for their characters.

Although developers are currently planning to do micro-transactions solely for cosmetics, there is no guarantee that they won't go for a different model of business in future and that is what concerns majority of player community.

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In a discussion with Twitch streamer Quin69, lead developer Joe Shely talks about in-game monetization.

Diablo 4 will be available as a base game, and we're going to have expansions. You also will be able to acquire cosmetics in the game.

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Shely also confirmed during a live broadcast at BlizzCon that these purchases can be made in an in-game shop. Even if they are in early stage of development, multiple expansions will be part of their post-launch content support.

Despite allowing in-game purchases for customization skins, players will never be allowed to gain power through build. Whether they are going for a subscription model is not clarified yet but for a full-priced title, that idea seems rather irrational.

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Given overall scenario of mobile game releases in recent years, Blizzard is more likely to pursue a heavily micro-transaction imbued business model for their upcoming Diablo Immortal title that would largely target Chinese market.

Since Diablo IV is expected to sell several million units followed by multiple paid expansions, they could make those items free for players. Even though deemed harmless, putting a price tag on cosmetics in a looter RPG is never a good sign.