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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Overcooked Free on Epic Games Store Now! Again!

Once again, Epic Games Store is giving away acclaimed cooking simulator Overcooked for free on this week's giveaway.

An early leak last month has successfully ousted all three previous freebie titles on Epic Games Store but has failed to predict the fourth one accurately, as Epic Games has just unveiled their most recent giveaway title for this week.

Epic Store is giving away PC version of chaotic cooking simulation game Overcooked instead of Ark: Survival Evolved, which you can easily claim to own forever with a free account anytime before June 11, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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Overcooked Free on Epic Games Store Now! Again!

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Overcooked is a weird culinary adventure title from developer Ghost Town Games and publisher Team 17, which is considered as one of the most fun co-op experience to enjoy with your friends and play as a team of cooks.

You and a group of master chefs must use their finest kitchen skills to save Onion Kingdom from a grave danger. Through unusual conditions, your ultimate challenge is to make a range of delicious dishes that pleases the customer.

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Epic Store has already given out Overcooked once last year and they have brought it back as a freebie once again for some unknown reason. Nevertheless, those who couldn't claim it the first time can now grab a copy within next week.

Epic Games Store has offered a wide variety of high-profile games to celebrate ongoing Epic MEGA Sale and plans to continue their promotional offer of handing out more PC games to players for free throughout entirety of 2020.

The Last of Us Part 2 Accused of Copying Music Artist

Naughty Dog is accused of ripping off artist for their latest The Last of Us Part II commercial trailer.

It seems like developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment having a tough time catching a break about upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive The Last of Us Part II these days, which is set to release on June 19, 2020.

In a latest development, Naughty Dog has been accused of copying a cover of a song titled "True Faith" from English rock band New Order for a newly released promotional commercial for The Last of Us 2 by an artist on social media.

The Last of Us Part 2 Accused of Copying Music Artist
The Last of Us Part 2 Accused of Copying Music Artist

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In a now-deleted message on Twitter, artist/songwriter Lotte Kestner addressed Naughty Dog vice president and game director Neil Druckman pointing that True Faith cover used in a recent TLoU2 trailer is a replica of her cover from 2011.

Of course, Kestner did not write the original song but she added unique parts on her cover, which debuted through her album Stolen. Her humming vocal part clearly matches with 45 second mark of the trailer sung by Ellie's character.

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Original New Order track never really had any humming vocals and therefore, she thought her version was copied for TLoU2 promo. Since the song is not created by her, Kestner most likely have no solid legal grounds over this cover song.

Naughty Dog has most probably sought out some sort of copyright permission from New Order before using their song. Often time case like this happens in entertainment industry where a bigger company uses a cover with legal rights.

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Below is latest official extended commercial for The Last of Us sequel that sparked this recent accusation.

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The Last of Us sequel has already suffered a major blow when a major part of its story was leaked back in late April. Then Sony was in some DMCA fiasco with YouTubers and now, TLoU2 is even banned in Middle East for its LGBT themes.

Given how Lotte Kestner eventually removed her original Tweet and Naughty Dog didn't make any response, The Last of Us Part II will not be fighting over some grey area of a copyright law only weeks before its long-awaited PS4 release.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Resident Evil 3 Remake Won't Have Any DLC

Game producer Peter Fabiano confirms no future add-ons or DLC updates for Resident Evil 3 Remake.

Though a series of successful modern-day remakes, developer/publisher Capcom has managed to reignite hype and receive acclaim for Resident Evil survivor horror series, which is concluded with recent release of Resident Evil 3 Remake.

Despite its bright sides, a faction of players believed RE3 Remake is relatively short for its AAA-price tag and hoping for some future DLC, a notion that has been shot down by game producer Peter Fabiano who called it a finished project.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Won't Have Any DLC

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In an interview with Silicon Era, producer Peter Fabiano was asked whether they are working on any tweaks or updates for RE3 and his straight answer of Resident Evil 3 being a finished product means there will be no future DLC.

Most people were just happy to see Jill Valentine return and everything else Capcom offered in RE3, except for old players who thought this definitive remake lacks content in terms of Clock Tower, Grave Digger and more that were cut out.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake story campaign mode was very short and there was not enough to explore. RE3 came bundled with Resident Evil: Resistance for sure but these two halves still didn't offer a complete experience for many.

Majority of old-school fans weren't actually excited to find out that RE3 Remake will not feature multiple endings and iconic Mercenaries mode from 1999 original game, which was replaced by asymmetrical multiplayer mode Resistance.

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Fabiano leaves no vagueness in his answer when he shut down any possibility of add-ons or DLC for Resident Evil 3. However, Capcom can always change their plan in future and eventually come up with something new to please their fans.

Also, his comment did not mean that Resident Evil: Resistance will not be receiving further DLC updates since it's an ongoing game. Capcom recently added new mastermind character Nicholai Ginovaef from RE3 for Resistance last month.

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A large part of Resident Evil community who purchased RE3 Remake on launch don't really care for Resistance and therefore, lack of support for core game is heavily disappointing considering its full price and overwhelming fan reception.

With no hopes for DLC content to improve story mode of Resident Evil 3 Remake, players can now resort to finding more hidden Easter Eggs, do speedrunning, trying different difficulty settings and modding to squeeze out more from it.

Red Dead Redemption Remake Reportedly Coming in 2021

According to a leak on 4chan, Rockstar Games to announce Red Dead Redemption Remake soon for next year.

In recent years, developer/publisher Rockstar Games has focused majority their efforts to support Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online after 2018 release of Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2.

With no upcoming new game release scheduled for anytime soon, a recent 4chan post claims that Rockstar is planning to announce Red Dead Redemption Remake this year, which has an expected release window of Q1 or Q2 2020.

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Red Dead Redemption Remake Reportedly Coming in 2021

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Leaked source also states that original RDR will be a complete remake on an improved RAGE engine used for Red Dead Redemption 2. There will be few advanced mechanics for fishing and hunting with inclusion of a few new missions.

Rockstar can also sneak in some reference of protagonist Arthur Morgan by simply mentioning his name in remake of Red Dead Redemption since it is a sequel to RDR2 after all and at this point, his presence is certain in prequel game.

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Voice actors from 2010 release of RDR are brought back, especially Rob Wiethoff, who voiced for John Marston. Rockstar Games is reportedly working on versions for PC as well as next-gen console PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Rockstar may already be working on a Mexico expansion for Red Dead Online to honor RDR Remake. Instead of a 4K remaster, a full remake was planned that includes Undead Nightmare and was developed by Rockstar India.

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Red Dead Redemption originally debuted back in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. Although Rockstar never released a PlayStation 4 version, RDR is a backward compatible title on Xbox One that currently runs on 4K resolution.

Rockstar Games will probably charge only $39.99 for Red Dead Redemption Remake when it is finally available for purchase. 4chan leak also reveals that highly-anticipated Grand Theft Auto VI will not be announced until summer 2022.

Monday, June 1, 2020

The Last of Us Part 2 Survivor Difficulty Will Be a Brutal Experience

Naughty Dog is pushing "Survivor" difficulty for The Last of Us Part II to be an experience of violent brutality.

Despite a massive story leak earlier, developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment are focused to deliver an unforgettable gameplay experience through upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive The Last of Us Part II.

Regardless of which difficulty levels are you going to take to play The Last of Us sequel, your playthrough will be tensed. If someone ends up choosing Survivor difficulty, Ellie will be forced to rely on brutal methods of survival more often.

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The Last of Us Part 2 Survivor Difficulty Will Be a Brutal Experience

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Sony showcased an extended TLoU2 gameplay footage in recent State of Play episode, which highlighted on many in-game aspects. However, details on available difficulty setting have not been explored in official video commentary.

If you decide to pick up highest difficulty setting "Survivor", expect every threat around you to be dialed to eleven. Ellie will be in life-or-death situations so frequently that there will be no time for moral judgment over her own survival.

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When playing on regular difficulty levels, players will have a list of choices for taking down an enemy or avoid killing them altogether. In Survivor mode, you barely get a chance to choose whether to pick melee weapons or use firearms.

A previous gameplay demo had a statement from developer team that players are not required to kill guard dogs to make progress but "Survivor" setting most likely will force you to choose between you or a rabid canine after your life.

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In her playthrough section in Seattle, protagonist Ellie would come across a number of WLF members looking for her. You can either employ stealth or engage in combat to find out that enemy AI will reach much faster than typical.

Ellie has now learned how to swim and can impressively hold her breath underwater for 16 seconds. Swimming into basement of an enemy camp, she meets a guard playing Hotline Miami on her PlayStation Vita, whom she kills afterwards.

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Stabbing her throat is just a beginning of a killing-spree of WLF associates she will encounter in next enemy spawn positions. Having enough ammo and supplies at your disposal will allow you to use throwable items like molotov cocktails.

You can plan on sneaking up on someone without anyone noticing and hide behind grasses but beware of them having looking back. One wrong move is made and you are about to get your head blown or getting chopped by machete.

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A detailed preview of The Last of Us 2 gameplay on "Survivor" difficulty is shown by reviewer Griz Gaming.

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Naughty Dog added a fresh take on survival horror genre with original The Last of Us in 2013 with people turning into zombie-like creatures from viral outbreak in a post-apocalyptic setting and intends to double down for a follow-up.

The Last of Us Part II has been accused of heavily spotlighting brutal violence to push content boundaries. You are only weeks away from finding out if its gameplay and story-telling aspects have eventually worked out for you or not.

Resident Evil 8 Will Be Cross-Gen Title

Capcom is likely to release Resident Evil 8 as a cross-gen title next year, according to leaker AestheticGamer.

Within months after developer/publisher Capcom successfully launching 2017 survival horror game Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, rumors of development for its follow-up sequel title started surfacing online from various sources.

Capcom recently revealed their financial report for current fiscal year, which indicates that Resident Evil 8 will be a cross-gen game awaiting on early 2021, a possibility that is further bolstered by a renowned industry leaker.

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Resident Evil 8 Will Be Cross-Gen Title

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Often revealing leaks regarding Resident Evil video game series on Twitter, renowned leaker AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem is currently speculating for RE8 to launch anytime between late January and March 2021 schedule.

Although no official confirmation has been given by Capcom about potential protagonist, enemy details or even a release window for Resident Evil 8 yet, some details were leaked earlier including a rumored title, "Village".

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AestheticGamer discusses cross-gen status of RE8 and a new Silent Hill game in a recent string of Tweets.

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While discussing for a potential date for new Silent Hill game reveal on August, AestheticGamer also talked about Resident Evil 8 being a cross-gen title currently awaiting showcase on June, most probably on PlayStation 5 reveal event.

Capcom previously revealed Resident Evil 3 Remake on a State of Play broadcast last year before getting leaked on PlayStation Network and therefore, Resident Evil 8 getting revealed on June 4 at a Sony event actually makes sense.

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Dusk Golem claims to have received this information from people who has ties to studios that works closely with both Resident Evil 8 and Silent Hill projects but regardless of trusted source, people should take this with a grain of salt.

Capcom is apparently preparing to launch Resident Evil 8 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X next year. There have been reports of Resident Evil 4 Remake being developed by M-Two studio for 2022 release.

Guerrilla Games Devs Teased Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel

More deleted Tweet from Guerrilla Games hints at upcoming reveal of PS5-exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn sequel.

Several reports suggests that a sequel to open-world action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn is currently in works by developer Guerrilla Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment to be released on PlayStation 5.

In anticipation for upcoming "PlayStation 5 Reveal" event, recent posts from Guerrilla Games developers on Twitter have hinted at a possible next-gen showcase for a long-awaited sequel of HZD, which they quickly deleted afterwards.

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Guerrilla Games Devs Teased Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel

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Horizon Zero Dawn senior quest designer Blake Rebouche has apparently shared Sony's official post on PS5 showcase event quoting, "Join Us". Lead Animator Richard Oud has followed him soon as well by sharing that same official Tweet.

Oud states that PS5 will be future of gaming and told fans to mark their calendars before deleting it shortly after that. Sony most likely wants Guerilla Games to keep things under wraps until they announce Horizon Zero Dawn sequel.

Now-Deleted Tweet by Blake Rebouche

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After an accidental confirmation by voice actor Janina Gavankar (Sleepy Hollow, True Blood) last year, a now-deleted job listing posted by Guerrilla Games made a strong case for Horizon Zero Dawn 2, currently awaiting confirmation.

Horizon Zero Dawn has been one of the best-selling PlayStation 4 games, selling over 10 million copies by February 2019. At this point, players expect to see Horizon Zero Dawn 2 being officially revealed for PS5 with a 2021 release date.

Friday, May 29, 2020

The Last of Us Part II Outsold Marvel's Spider-Man in Pre-Orders

PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan claims The Last of Us Part II outselling Marvel's Spider-Man pre-orders in Europe.

Though there is a series of controversies that developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment are dealing lately regarding upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive The Last of Us Part II, fans are still excited for its launch.

Sony had to postpone release of The Last of Us sequel last month only to make it available once again with a new release date of June 19, 2020 and according to report, pre-orders for TLoU2 in Europe have already surpassed Marvel's Spider-Man.

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The Last of Us Part II Outsold Marvel's Spider-Man in Pre-Orders

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Sony's PlayStation division President and CEO Jim Ryan states demand for The Last of Us 2 is more than 2018 super-hero game at this point. Marvel's Spider-Man was also a PS4-exclusive and sold over 13 million units by August 2019.

Ryan believes post-apocalyptic survival game TLoU2 could be a defining experience for current- generation and without confirming a visually updated version, he assures same version of the game will run on next-gen Sony console as well.

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Even though compared in estimate sales numbers, Spider-Man game on PS4 and The Last of Us sequel are from different genre. Insomniac's super-hero adventure was for teenager audience and TLoU2 is targeted for mature demographic.

Naughty Dog has implied and heavily marketed their most ambitious project yet as brutally realistic and full of violence. Also, they have many suggestive themes that may be a matter of concern to many parents and sensitive players.

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Despite many are waiting for this holiday season to see release of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, players have a lot to look forward to in terms of exclusives like Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us Part II from current-gen consoles.

Ahead of The Last of Us Part II release next month, Sony has planned for a PlayStation 5 reveal event on June 4, 2020. TLoU2 may get a small promo on stage alongside expected showcase video for upcoming new PS5-exclusive titles.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

PlayStation Plus Free Games for June 2020

PlayStation Plus free games lineup for June 2020 adds Call of Duty: WWII and Star Wars Battlefront II.

Ahead of their regular schedule, Sony Interactive Entertainment has unveiled one of their free PlayStation Plus games from upcoming June 2020 lineup earlier to celebrate annual Memorial Day and promised to reveal more afterwards.

Sony is adding first-person shooter title Call of Duty: WWII and action shooter game Star Wars Battlefront II of 2017 for members of PS Plus. Starting from June 2, you can download and start playing these two titles until July 6, 2020.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for June 2020

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CoD: WWII was announced earlier for its World War II theme to contrast with federal holiday that honors military personnel for their bravery. It features a decent story campaign, engaging multiplayer mode and return of Nazi Zombies.

A sequel to 2015 rebooted series entry, Star Wars Battlefront II is one of the most controversial Star Wars titles in years to come. Though riddled with loot box issues at launch, EA DICE worked hard to overcome their shortcomings eventually.

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There has been rumor of Sony giving away Marvel's Spider-Man to PlayStation Plus members this month, which they already added to PlayStation Now monthly streaming service earlier and will be leaving PS Now library of games in July.

Few days ago, Sony has sent out codes to PS Plus members for two-month of free subscription to FUNimation Premium as compensation for free games of May; Cities: Skylines and Farming Simulator 19, still available until June 1, 2020.