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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Gears 5 Won't Have Season Pass

Coalition will not feature loot boxes or a Season Pass for their upcoming cover-based shooter game Gears 5.

Following a spectacular show at E3 2019 press conference, developer studio The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios announced that upcoming third-person shooter game Gears 5 will be launching on September 10, 2019.

Apparently, they have more plans to bring change to business model of this highly anticipated title from Gears of War franchise and one of their recent statement revealed that Coalition is getting rid of all Gear Packs and Season Passes.

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Gears 5 Won't Have Season Pass

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In an attempt to focus on player experience, developers are making all DLC maps free and you can always earn some exclusive customization items. Escape and Versus mode will not only give you direct rewards but leaderboard placements as well.

By playing Tour of Duty, you earn character skins and other stuff to customize for completing daily challenges and rank up with seasonal medals. Nothing is pay-only and every piece of content out there is earnable through gameplay.

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Spending more time in multiplayer mode will increase rate of supply drops and your chance to get more random content. On picking a duplicate card, it will turn into scrap that can be used to upgrade character skills or crafting items.

Although purchasing supply drop content with real-world money is not an option, you can always buy in-game currency Iron to get exclusive customization from store but none of these will provide any competitive advantage or whatsoever.

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There is no randomness on your store purchases like Gear Packs and you get exactly what you see. However, buying Boost can accelerate progression like increased rate of XP gain and more frequent supply drops for a limited period.

By doing away with loot boxes and Season Passes, Gears 5 is really heading into a new direction. This cover-based shooter will be available on PC and Xbox One via Xbox Play Anywhere while also featuring cross-play within Microsoft platforms.

Rebel Galaxy Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store offers PC version of space combat simulation game Rebel Galaxy in their weekly giveaway of free games.

Although Epic Games initially announced to giveaway one free games each two weeks on their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store at launch, they wanted to double down and go weekly during their first major sale last month.

This week, space adventure game Rebel Galaxy from developer/publisher Double Damage Games is up for anyone to claim from Epic Store with a free account before June 27, 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST to own it forever in your collection.

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Rebel Galaxy Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Players will be exploring uncharted routes of space and engage into action-packed combat against pirates. Wandering around a randomly generated in-game world, you will come across friendly aliens and be scrapping for wreckage.

Despite having a core narrative, you are allowed to walk your own path as you see fit whether that could be mining asteroids or just hanging around. However, gameplay mechanics is often limited to two-dimensional movements for most parts.

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Weekly free games distribution was supposed to end after E3 2019 but following feedback from community of users, EGS has decided to keep up this schedule for rest of the year and continue rolling freebies each month, which is a lot of games.

Next week, free copies of 2017 critically-acclaimed adventure puzzle game Last Day of June by Italian developer studio Ovosonico and publisher 505 Games will be handed out on Epic Games Store for PC platform, from June 27.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PS4 Beta Release Date

Capcom has announced schedule of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Beta for PlayStation Plus members on June 21.

Back in December 2018, developer/publisher Capcom officially announced an expansion titled Iceborne for their action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World, which was scheduled to launch on 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

In May 2019, a gameplay reveal trailer was dropped during State of Play broadcast stream of PlayStation with an official console release date set for September 6, 2019 and players on PS4 can jump on board for an exclusive beta on June 21.

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PS4 Beta Release Date

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For upcoming massive expansion Iceborne, there will be two part beta test and one of them is exclusive to all PlayStation Plus subscribers. Members of PS Plus can join early from June 21, 3 AM PT/6 PM ET to June 24, Monday on same time.

Then any and every owners of PS4 get to join in for second beta from June 28, 3 AM PT/6 PM ET to July 1, 2019. Capcom also made it so that players who do not even own a copy of MHW can still take part in beta program of Iceborne content update.

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You are allowed access to three quests during beta test; one is Great Jagras hunt from original Monster Hunter: World game, then a face-off against horned wyvern Banbaro and lastly, on a hunt for second generation monster Tigrex.

Players will be given 14 weapons and tools to assist them in hunt and complete these quests. Early preloads will be available only days before each beta period starts and since you need not a purchase of MHW; you can save some time with that.

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Also enjoy this tour video of new key features and changes coming in MHW: Iceborne hosted by the Handler.




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Apparently, they are going so big with Iceborne that one may almost consider it as a new game and given how fans have received the main title with their arms extended, they would likely to make the snow-filled expansion a success as well.

Monster Hunter: World has become one of the best-selling games from Capcom by selling over 12 million copies so far. Iceborne is priced $39.99 only as a stand-alone DLC and you can also purchase a bundle worth $59.99 that comes with the main game.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Enter the Gungeon Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store will be giving up bullet hell shooter game Enter the Gungeon this week in their weekly free games giveaway.

Today marks the end for Epic Mega Sale that ran for a month-long and with that, Epic Games Store was supposed to go back to a biweekly schedule for free PC games giveaway but Epic Games decided to continue on a weekly basis for rest of 2019.

This week, fast-paced bullet hell shooter Enter the Gungeon from developer Dodge Roll and publisher Devolver Digital joins free games lineup starting from today and will be up for grabs until June 20, 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST.

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Enter the Gungeon Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Players will assume role of a protagonist from four to raid a spooky dungeon filled with living bullets and other firearm pieces on a distant world of Gunymede while seeking for an ultimate treasure, The Gun That Can Kill The Past.

Its gameplay mechanics feature some roguelike elements and is designed in pixel art to present retro-inspired visual. Other than going solo, you can also team up with your friends for a co-op adventure to blow up those gungeons for good.

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All you have to do to own this dungeon-crawling shooter to your collection of games is to sign into your free Epic Games Store account and claim it from there to own it forever, which is usually sold for a retail price of $14.99 only.

If going for adventure and exploration off world is your thing, then you are up for a treat because Epic Store will be adding space combat simulation game Rebel Galaxy from developer/publisher Double Damage Games on June 20 to offer for free.

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Multiple Endings

Cyberpunk 2077 quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz confirms to feature multiple endings for the game.

Following recent appearance at Xbox E3 2019 press conference event, official release date for upcoming highly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 is revealed to be 16 April, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

It is also confirmed by quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz in a recent interview with YouTuber YongYea that developer/publisher CD Projekt Red will be adding multiple endings for their ambitious story-driven RPG, all depending on player choice.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Multiple Endings

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According to Tomaszkiewicz, there is more than one way to end the story for your character based on what path a player would choose during their campaign but he also didn't say that how many ending scenarios they are planning to go for.

For instance, V can opt out from using any cybernetic augmentations or even refrain from killing literally anyone. Exploring in futuristic megalopolis Night City will open up many pleasant or messy situations to you but how you handle it is up to you.

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Specialized in RPG development, CDPR has included three major endings for their The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt title of 2015. Following a branching narrative, it offered several other minor endings driven by in-game decisions made by player.

Given how they are aiming to go big with their next project, sci-fi adventure Cyberpunk 2077 may came out offering more endings than you expected. CDPR is strongly considering a Photo Mode but there is no official confirmation on that just yet.

RELATED: Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Full Nudity

Despite being at crosshairs with media for their apparent portrayal of race and gender, CD Projekt Red has won E3 2019 with a surprise reveal of actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) playing a main character named Johnny Silverhand.

Other than major console platforms like PS4 and Xbox One, PC version of Cyberpunk 2077 will be available at Epic Games Store, GOG and Steam. A collector's edition is currently up for pre-order that is worth $249.99 featuring digital and physical items.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Torchlight 2 Coming to Consoles

Throwback dungeon crawler title Torchlight II of Runic Games returns for PS4, Switch and Xbox consoles on fall 2019.

For long, action role-playing dungeon crawler game Torchlight II from developer/publisher Runic Games was only limited to Linux, Mac and PC platform but now it has been announced to arrive on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

It has nearly been a decade that original Torchlight game was released where players used to fight hordes of monsters in a fictional town. That same great intensity will now be experienced across all major platforms for all fans to enjoy.

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Torchlight 2 Coming to Consoles

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Have a look back at the magic of Torchlight universe in a brand-new version exclusively developed for consoles.




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Following their successful Switch handled port of Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus,
Texas-based developer studio Panic Button is currently working on its console ports that are expected to release on September 3, 2019.

There are four different playable character classes to pick one from with their own skill trees to customize them even further. A unique pet system will be introducing new pets that both newcomers and seasoned players would appreciate.

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Award-Winning RPG Returns

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They also worked on an intuitive control scheme for increased target accuracy and better combat moves. For only $19.99, players on PS4, Switch and Xbox would be able to grab a copy of this award-winning action RPG title at launch.

Everything that fans loved about hack and slash ARPG genre is packed in Torchlight II and would be more console friendly. So, head over to those mystery dungeons to hunt monsters and grab loots to relieve the glory of this franchise on fall 2019.

Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 Demo Will Be Revealed at PAX West

New gameplay demo of Cyberpunk 2077 from E3 2019 will be going public during PAX West 2019 event.

In a recent appearance at Xbox press conference event, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red has won over E3 2019 by revealing actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) being a part of their upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077.

Just like last year, CDPR has showcased nearly an hour-long demo at E3 behind closed doors and away from public eyes, which their global community lead Marcin Momot has stated lately to be revealed at PAX West 2019.

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Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019 Demo Will Be Revealed at PAX West

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However, fans who can't get enough of the game probably won't have to wait too long to get an exclusive look at extended gameplay demo because PAX West is coming on August 30 to September 2, which is only months away from now.

Not only did they show footage of Keanu Reeves' in-game character Johnny Silverhand but some level design elements were highlighted. Plus, audience was able to have some hands-off experience with combat mechanics and variety of options.

RELATED: Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Multiple Endings

In a reply Tweet to Wushu Studios' communications manager, Momot has confirmed gameplay reveal at PAX.



RELATED: Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Full Nudity

An early report from E3 2018 revealed last year that the title will have full nudity because it is set in a futuristic reality where people are obsessed with cybernetic augmentations and some of them will let you hack into equipment to hurt enemies.

Cyberpunk 2077 marks to be one of the highly anticipated games from CD Projekt Red that is loosely based on Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game by creator Mike Pondsmith and set to arrive on 16 April, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hades: The High Speed Update Live Now

Supergiant Games dropped The Beefy Update to expand their Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawling game Hades.

After spending nearly six months in Early Access program of Epic Games Store, action role-playing game Hades from developer Supergiant Games is ever so expanded and in a much more stable stage now than when it was launched.

We are in for another monthly major content update and currently, The High Speed Update has gone live with newest batch of changes. Detailed patch notes can be found through in-game menu or in official Discord channel of developers.

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Hades: The High Speed Update Live Now

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God of swiftness, Hermes enters to aid protagonist Zagreus by boosting his abilities to fight his way out of Underworld. Not only his Boons will take up any slots from perk bar but he can enhance blessings from Olympian gods to make them better.

Previously introduced Elysium zone will add new enemy types with Soul Catcher and Flame Wheels to increase your troubles. More chambers are added to this perilous biome and Thanatos received a musical theme of his own.

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Aside from a few existing Boons of godly powers from Poseidon with increased damage, Zag can receive new ones like "Battle Rage" and "Merciful End". Static Discharge and Thunder-God's Fury from Zeus has recently gotten buffed as well.

New narrative events for various characters are added while prince of Underworld gets a few lines for himself based on in-game situations. Last Stand from Athena now has reduced healing effect and Wave of Despair by Aphrodite effect area is nerfed.

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Voiced by Logan Cunningham, a 12 minute-long ASMR like narrative version of patch notes is also out now.




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A number of bug fixes were done including some sound effect looping issues and many other minor tweaks as usual. Supergiant has updated their upcoming development roadmap to go even bigger with their next major update.

Hades is an Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawler game that is currently available to purchase at Epic Games Store for $13.99 only. Considering how much content developers have added to it since launch, it is worth a shot at this point.

Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Remake Release Date

Nintendo a release date and new gameplay feature for Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remake at E3 2019. 

Back in February 2019, it was revealed via a Nintendo Direct presentation that an HD remaster version of action-adventure game Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening from original Game Boy console will come to Nintendo Switch in 2019.

An official release date of September 20 is revealed by developer/publisher Nintendo today at Nintendo Direct E3 2019 event. A brand-new trailer is released to show glimpse of gameplay and story of this upcoming action-adventure title.

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Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Remake Release Date

RELATED: Nintendo Direct February 2019

New footage from E3 showcase features plot premise and play mechanics of Link's Awakening remake of 2019.




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Link's Awakening depicts another iconic quest of legendary Hyrule hero who washed ashore of a mysterious island of Koholint after having his ship wrecked on a raging storm one night and an unconscious Link was found by a young girl named Marin.

He got his sword and shield back but in order to leave the island, he will have to collect a bunch of magical items to awaken the Wind Fish. So he goes through on dungeon to another, fighting enemies and uncovers many hidden secrets of Koholint.

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Colorful 3D Graphics

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Since this is going to be a complete remake of 1993 Game Boy classic, its story remains the same as original and unlike other Zelda titles; it takes place entirely out of Hyrule where most of his heroic adventures usually take place.

In a modern re-imagining, Link's in-game sprite looks like mini amiibo figures rendered in polished colorful and cartoonish 3D graphic, thus staying faithful to original concept of the game while making an appeal to a new generation.

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All-New Dungeon Creator

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What is unique to remake is an all-new dungeon creator that lets player create their custom dungeon chamber layouts and arrange them. Clearing through story mode will earn you dungeon rooms that you can use to create new design maps.

Once complete, play those chambers by fighting enemies and solving riddles to earn more rewards. During your playthrough, you will also come across enemies like Goombas, Piranha Plants and more from Super Mario series.

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Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Dreamer Edition

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Both digital and physical version of Standard Edition is priced only $59.99 but no pre-order bonus has been announced so far. For $69.99, you can own Link's Awakening: Dreamer Edition that comes with base game and an art book.

Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remains of the greatest from TLoZ series and now that Nintendo is reworking it for Switch, we can probably expect them to pick its predecessor A Link to the Past or sequel Ocarina of Time for a remake next.