Showing posts with label Steam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Steam. Show all posts

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Valve Rumored to Develop VR Headset for Half-Life Prequel

According to a series of leaked image, Valve is developing new VR headset for what seems like a Half-Life prequel game.

Before getting into the business of running digital distribution platform for video games via Steam, Valve Corporation used to be the developer studio that Half-Life and Left 4 Dead series of games, none of which got a third installment in nearly a decade.

According to leaked images from online image sharing community site Imgur, Valve is currently working on and soon will unveil their very own VR headset that is completely separate from the HTC Vive gear they are supporting right now.

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Valve Rumored to Develop VR Headset for Half-Life Prequel

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These leaked images found by UploadVR suggest that the Valve device is still in prototype stage but they are trying to make it equivalent to the HTC display of virtual reality technology that will offer a 135 degree field of view when finished.

They appear to have two cameras and integrated headphones included in it with possibility of adding new "Knuckles" motion controllers. The same source also hinted that this gadget could come out bundled with a brand-new Half-Life game from the company.

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VR "Knuckles" Hand Controller

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Apparently, this one is not the long-awaited Half-Life 3 but a prequel game that would feature the return of Dr. Gordon Freeman into fighting aliens once again. The fictional immersive world Valve built around this game was loved by fans but they decided to continue with Portal series instead.

Although they came up with two more episodes for Half-Life 2, a third game is still stuck at planning stage as it seems. So, we suggest you take any mystery news of a prequel or a brand-new sequel with grain of salt.

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Valve VR Headset Lenses

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Back in March, President Gabe Newell of Valve have announced that the studio is returning back to video game development and they simply are not indicating their upcoming digital collectible card game Artifact by that. The company decided to start shipping games again after developing them.

For years, there were also rumors flying on live-actions movies being pitched for Half-Life and Portal franchise too. With their newly developed VR compatible software and hardware, Valve may come back to dominate the video game market once again.

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VR Headset With Valve Logo (Up Left)

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However, this is not the first time enthusiast fans of the acclaimed first-person shooter series are hearing of a potential Half-Life game whether it is on VR or not. In 2016, players found the phrase "HLVR" in Dota 2 by digging deep inside the code and then their Steam VR app also had a mention of it as well.

We even heard about multiple projects on the fan-favorite franchise being pitched or maybe development but never saw a single one coming after Half-Life 2: Episode 2 in 2007. Let's just hope that the rumors turn out to be true this time.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

DayZ Beta Live Now

After spending half a decade, DayZ is about to leave Early Access on Steam and Beta goes live now as 1.0 version.

Developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive started their journey of open world multiplayer survival game DayZ that was built as a mod for Arma 2 in 2012. It was launched via Early Access on Steam for PC back in 2013 as they were running alpha testing.

After spending half a decade in that phase for slow development progress, the studio is finally launched an experimental "beta" version as 1.0 release after making an announcement earlier in their official blog and it is available for public.

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DayZ Beta Live Now!

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Initially, the mod's creator, Dean Hall came to work for Bohemia to work on the Arma franchise when he took a leave from New Zealand army. He was inspired from a real-life experience of a training exercise that led him to create zombie survival game.

With permission from the company, Hall created the DayZ mod for Arma 2 and then released it as a free download. People simply loved it and within months, have amassed a staggering number of over half a million players.

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This made Bohemia Interactive to seriously consider the mod to turn it into a stand-alone game. When Valve's online distribution platform Steam unleashed the second wave of big Early Access titles, it came out selling a million copies in just four weeks.

Although they targeted to release a beta version of the game before the end of 2014, the team of development has struggled to deliver what they promised to their fans. They only managed to revamp the game engine and expanded Chernarus map.

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The problem was, without fixing the already existing issues and fixing bugs, the studio was busy adding additional features to it. Meanwhile, Hall moved on with founding his own studio and director Brian Hicks left the project on early 2018.

However, rest of the team finally pulled it off by releasing the experimental beta build and came to a decision of preparing a stable 1.0 version with all available content by January 2019 by putting a stop to their usual feature developing practice.

RELATED: DayZ Coming to Xbox One

Since their core technology development is done for, Bohemia Interactive can now center their focus on polishing and making balance tweaks. Some of you may or may not have noticed some of the fixed issues in the past week already if you are still playing.

Given the overall situation, they made the right call of prioritizing their primary promise to the already existing 1 million players from the early days who believed in them and bought an unfinished game and to many more to come in future.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Humble Bundle Halloween Sale 2018

The Halloween Sale 2018 from Humble Bundle is here to knock your socks off with spooky discounts and an awful lot of different games.

Halloween seem to be looking more festive than ever because of all the crazy sale offer going on everywhere and we've seen some pretty slick deals on horror games online. For the past few days, we've been watching and found the greatest deal of them all.

The digital storefront of Humble Bundle has some of the best assortment of titles for this year's Halloween that leaps beyond the wall of horror genre and rain on discounted price on so many games from different categories that it really is hard to keep track of.

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Humble Bundle Halloween Sale 2018

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The list is so big itself that we couldn't possibly list all of them in here but we thought we would pick up the ones that offer the best value in their current reduced price. So, we are picking titles from every sort and not limiting ourselves to just spooky titles. Also, any game you pick from this Halloween Sale 2018 will get you Murderous Pursuits for FREE too!

The cheapest game you can find within this huge bonanza is Friday the 13th: The Game for a 85% price off. Limbo and Zombi comes right next to it at 80%, whereas Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and Amnesia: The Dark Descent is up for grabs at 75%.

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Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 is 75% Off

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Entire horror first-person shooter trilogy of F.E.A.R., F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin and F.E.A.R. 3 come at 75% only. Bioshock: The Collection, Outlast, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5 (Standard or Gold Edition), Resident Evil 6 are part of the same deal.

At 70% off, Dead Rising Franchise Pack will get you both Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 3 Apocaypse Edition or you can even pick up the original Dead Rising game for the same reduced rate. Same thing goes for the next two installments for buying separately.

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Dead Rising Trilogy is 70% Off

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We are not much sure about recommending Killing Floor, Soma, XCOM 2 and Zombie Army Trilogy from the same bid though. Both survival horror title Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster and original Resident Evil HD Remaster goes up on 60%.

The base game of Dead by Daylight has offered 50% and there is a bunch of add-on content from the game as well as Dying Light that put forward 33-35% at best. We leave these completely on you. Outlast 2 however, is a nice catch at a whopping 70%.

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Titles like 7 Days to Die (64%), Dead Rising 4 (30%), For Honor (33%), Killing Floor 2 (67%), Prey (50%), Resident Evil 7 (35%) and Vampyr (33%) are either not worth going for at this reduction rate because they are worth the wait for a greater deal.

We also opted out from picking some of the games from the sale even though they had a serious discount slapped on them, simply because they weren't worth the bucks for this festive season. Nevertheless, you don't need to be influenced by us and can still pick them up if you really want to.

Steam Halloween Sale 2018

To offer you great spooky titles for the best price, Steam Halloween Sale 2018 is here and lasts till November 1.

In case if your Halloween plans are not including being chased by Michael Myers while you hide behind the curtains or even go trick or treating dressing up, you can definitely celebrate this holiday with some good old selection of horror games.

Unless you have signed up for a selected lineup of games for Halloween terror from PlayStation Now or over Xbox Game Pass, you can always rely on other digital storefronts like Humble Bundle or Steam to get your hands on a slew of great games.

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Steam Halloween Sale 2018

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Speaking of which, Valve's digital distribution platform Steam has arranged a Halloween-themed sale that everyone who loves horror can enjoy. Basically any game that is dark and scary or has even a remote connection with either of those is in it and it runs from October 29 to November 1.

Currently, games like Darkest Dungeon, 7 Days to Die, Graveyard Keeper, Hunt: Showdown, Shadow of the Tomb Raider (we have no clue why), The Forest and We Happy Few are taking the their spot on top seller list.

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Top Seller Halloween Sale Games

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Whereas titles such as Dead by Daylight, Dying Light, Killing Floor 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Rocket League (because of a themed seasonal event), Vampyr and Warhammer: Vermintide 2 remains at the bottom feeder position of that list.

Rest of the games from their assortment is a pure gold mine for any horror fans and some of those discount rates are a real Halloween treat for sure. Let us mention some of them and then decide yourself whether or not you agree with us. We are okay with that.

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In terms of great deal of price cut, we would like to mention Alien: Isolation, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, BioShock Remastered, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition, Dead Island Definitive Edition and Friday the 13th: The Game.

We would also like to include Grim Dawn, Inside, Limbo, Metro Redux Bundle, Outlast 2, Prey, Resident Evil 7, The Evil Within and Zombie Army Trilogy. However, not all of the above mentioned games may are worth the bucks they are offering you now.

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Halloween Sale Games on 75% Off

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Our suggestion is that you get Darkest Dungeon (-70%), Killing Floor 2 (-67%) and L4D2 (-80%) from the top seller list for the best value of your money. Then if you are ready to spend more, we would like to add a few more, from which you can even drop some.

Whether you pick or leave Friday the 13th: The Game (-85%) is up to you but try to consider picking from Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Castlevania: LoS 2, Darksiders II, Limbo and Zombie Army Trilogy as all of these five games are on 80% off.

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Halloween Sale Games on 80% Off

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For 75% off, Alien: Isolation, BioShock Remastered, Metro Redux Bundle and/or Outlast 2 can be yours. Dead Island Definitive Edition and Grim Dawn both comes for a 70% discount, which we would consider a decent deal but leaving them behind won't be a crime either.

The perks of getting your hands into this seasonal sale is that not only you will be claiming some of the great games in your library but many of these titles are having limited time Halloween-themed event that has its unique appeal to this spirit of holiday.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Alan Wake is Back on Steam

Alan Wake has returned to online storefronts after resolving big licensing issue that forced the game to suspend sales.

Developer Remedy Entertainment’s critically acclaimed action-adventure title Alan Wake from 2010 has become a topic of discussion long after the announcement of a live-action TV series based on the game was made back in last month.

Earlier the game was removed from all available online marketplaces because of a licensing issue and after an absence for more than a year now, it is back again on popular digital storefronts like GOG.com, Humble Store and Steam.

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Alan Wake is Back on Steam

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In May 2017, the developers faced a problem with the usage of licensed music rights that needed renegotiating and until they could, the game couldn't be on sale. So, before taking the game down, they offered a 90% discount for the title on Steam.

It was really an unfortunate event for the psycho-thriller adventure from Remedy; however they never had to take down the standalone spin-off game Alan Wake's American Nightmare from the digital shelf because of those music rights again.

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In a recent Tweet, Remedy Entertainment has confirmed the news and thanked their publisher Microsoft Studios to reach out for solving this problem.



RELATED: PlayStation Now Games for Halloween 2018

If you have never played this atmospheric adventure-horror title before or even missed that super-sale a year ago, then you should give it a try now that it is back and on top of that, Alan Wake is heavily discounted again for the occasion of Halloween.

While the original game is currently on sale for only $1.40 on Steam, you can also own the Collector's Edition for the best price of $1.64 only before November 1. If you are looking for the Xbox 360 version, then it would be a bummer to tell you that the game is still not available on Xbox Marketplace yet.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Hollow Knight on Humble Monthly Bundle

2D Metroidvania adventure Hollow Knight from indie studio Team Cherry has been included in November’s Humble Monthly Bundle.

Metroidvania action-adventure title Hollow Knight from Team Cherry started its journey from a Kickstarter campaign and initially released on early 2017 for Linux, Mac and PC. It made a reputation itself to debut on Nintendo Switch a few months back and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One recently.

We are talking about it now because the game has just been added to the Humble Monthly Bundle for November along with survival horror title 7 Days to Die and stealth action game Hitman: The Complete First Season.

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Hollow Knight on Humble Monthly Bundle

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Signing up for a $12 subscription of Humble Monthly allows you access to games worth of $100 for PC via Steam keys, which are yours forever. Digital video game storefront Humble Store announces a lineup of games a month prior, available to download right away.

By the first Friday of the month, they will reveal six to eight new titles to enjoy as well. Aside from this ever-rotating listing of key-titles, subscribers get access to over sixty DRM-free PC games collection on Humble Trove.

RELATED: Hollow Knight Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

What next we have is Hitman: The Complete First Season by IO Interactive and Square Enix, collecting all six episodes from the sixth entry of third-person stealth game series Hitman released back in 2016 as a follow up title to Hitman: Absolution.

Then we get to open world survival horror experience with 7 Days to Die from The Fun Pimps and Telltale Games. The premise of the game follows nuclear fallout that turned majority of populace into zombies and surviving among this mess is the only objective you have.

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October 2018 Humble Monthly Bundle Games

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Those who are already subscribed to the deal are enjoying American Truck Simulator, Dungeons, Gremlins Inc., Hidden Folks, Old Man's Journey, Overwatch and more on the month of October from a total of 9 games, which are worth $141.

Players on Microsoft and Sony consoles have their monthly subscriptions of PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold online services; whereas the monthly bundles deal in question is the best we have so far for PC gamers. On top of everything, they donate a portion of these purchases to charity.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Telltale May Finish The Walking Dead After All

Telltale’s The Walking Dead might have a chance to see The Final Season of its long-running series.

Although developer/publisher Telltale Games has worked on games like Batman, Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy, they made a reputation for their critically acclaimed episodic adventure game series Telltale’s The Walking Dead.

Entire fan-base of the series was shocked a few days back when they announced to shut down studio and abandon The Final Season with only one episode released. Today, a new Tweet from their official account has raised new hope to a possible closure.

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Telltale May Finish The Walking Dead After All

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The statement Telltale has released is not a solid promise but apparently, several of their partners have come forward to help finish the project.



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The Walking Dead under Telltale found a new home and a unique direction from comics or television series in 2012. The series thrived with critical success and three back to back seasons were published throughout the upcoming years, continuing the success.

2018 was set for the narrative to come to a conclusion in fourth season but this untimely tragic event puts a full stop in everything, which leaves Clementine's fate uncertain. So far, only the first episode has been released on August 14.

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Second episode is scheduled to launch on September 25 and it will come out on all available platforms as planned within due time. Rest of the two episodes could eventually become a reality only if all interested partners they have will come forward but there are no promises to hold on to.

However, there are still some anticipated titles that will probably never see the light of day. The Wolf Among Us Season 2 got cancelled as well as a Netflix produced game on TV series Stranger Things, even though the latter is still interested.

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Closure for Clementine

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When the official announcement for the company to stop their venture initially came into public, everyone was deeply saddened by the bad news but nothing comes close to the 250 employees, who lost their job without a notice or having been paid for their severance.

As a follow-up to Telltale’s statement, many have come forward in support for those who made these games possible including 2018's God of War game director Cory Barlog, asking to pay up for their due first.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Humble One Special Day Bundle 2018

Humble Store brings you a wide variety of titles and discounts on great games like Guardians of the Galaxy and Streets of Rage while contributing on Special Effect charity.

Starting today at 11 AM PT, digital video game storefront Humble Store has launched a handful of selected titles to support One Special Day fundraising event Special Effect. For those who don't know, the latter is a UK-based organization working hard to help every other disabled people regardless of their age to enjoy video game anyhow and anywhere possible.

On the official page of Humble Bundle, you can find this limited time special offer which will run till October 2nd.

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Humble One Special Day Bundle 2018

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There are a variety of genres to pick your preferred games from first person shooter to episodic graphic adventure and they all are divided into three tiers to make things easy for you to decide and pick up. Many high-profile game developers have taken part in this cause to add their contribution.

The One Special Day 2018 Humble Bundle lets you participate for as low as $1 and then step by step rises to $6.46 and then $9 or more, so that more contributors can chip in for a worthy cause and enjoy some good video games in their free time as well.

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Pay What You Want:
Pay as little as $1 to unlock games like third-person shooter title Binary Domain from Sega or hit the road for some wild ride with Crazy Taxi if racing is your thing. Want to do something slightly different? Pick up skateboarding game OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood from developer Roll7 and publisher Devolver Digital.

Get off some steam with 90's side-scrolling beat 'em up game Streets of Rage since this cult-classic series is making a comeback soon with a newest release; Streets of Rage 4.

  • Binary Domain
  • Crazy Taxi
  • OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood
  • Streets of Rage

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More Than Average:
Enter the average tier by spending $6.46 or more to pick up action role-playing game Alpha Protocol from Obsidian Entertainment, where you take the role of agent Michael Thorton and go into classified black ops missions.

Developer/publisher Codemasters have brought you some competitive racing fun with GRID 2 or just jump into the thrill of tactical shooter in Operation Flashpoint: Red River. Finally, get into the shoes of an expert surgeon in Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition.

  • Alpha Protocol
  • GRID 2
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River
  • Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition

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More Than Average Tier

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Pay $9 or More:
As we come to the last two games of the bundle, we have real-time strategy from Stronghold Crusader II from Firefly Studios with positive reception and a five-part episodic graphic adventure Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series.

For obvious reasons, players may feel drawn towards the latter title because of its brand affiliation with Marvel and Telltale Games. GotG alone is originally priced $24.99 and given that, $9 is a flat-out super discount for One Special Day occasion.

  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
  • Stronghold Crusader 2

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Pay $9 or More Tier

What else come along with these tiers are some bonuses like a 10% off your first month of Humble Monthly subscription when you unlock the first bundle. Second one grants you Surgeon Simulator 2013 Soundtrack and you are getting Stronghold Crusader 2 Soundtrack for free on the final row.

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One other friendly reminder we would like to give to you is that, popular team-based multiplayer shooter Overwatch from Blizzard Entertainment is currently available on the monthly bundle for October and by spending only $12 to subscribe, you can reserve a copy for yourself.

We certainly believe Humble Store has offered not one but two superb offer for any gamers to resist this month which also serves charity. So, to support a great cause and get some fine games, you should hurry before the offer expires.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Final Fantasy Legacy Collection Announced

To keep you busy with the RPG action, Square Enix will release a ton of games from Final Fantasy franchise till 2019.

One of the most celebrated video game series in history where Square Enix had the privilege to be both a developer and publisher studio at the same time is definitely Final Fantasy franchise. Of course, they are responsible for series like Tomb Raider as well but can you really make a comparison among them in terms of popularity? I guess not.

Recently, they revealed names for a bunch of games from the overall releases to be launched on Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy Legacy Collection Announced

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Today, the company announced the news through a Tweet from their official account while detailing about the involved titles on their site.

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Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD
Starting off with a light-hearted approach towards the series, we are off to a path of action role-playing adventure, which is explored in 15 chapters. The story revolves around Eos, a world that is weighed down by Starscourge plague that turns human and animal into fierce Daemons. Currently the game is available on PS4, Switch and Xbox One.

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World of Final Fantasy Maxima

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World of Final Fantasy Maxima
This is a game that assembles many of the heroes from different Final Fantasy titles into a world for you to enjoy. Players are to go on board for a magical quest throughout the land of Grymoire with lead characters Lann and Reynn. Your ultimate franchise crash course will release on November 6, 2018 for PS4, Steam, Switch and Xbox One.

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Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!
Throughout the entire Final Fantasy series, Chocobos appear as a recurring animal and even earner their series of spin-offs. As title suggests, you are to wander in a world full of dungeons and each of your movement affects the world around you. With a 2-player co-op mode, the game will be arriving on the winter of 2018 for PS4 and Switch.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition
This co-op RPG is a spin-off title of the main series and completely remastered for releasing on 2019 for both PS4 and Switch. It tells a story of a world that is doused in poisoned gas called Miasma and everyone tries to protect themselves from it using large crystals.

The newly added online multiplayer mode will allow players to team up with three more friends simultaneously. Plus, each dungeons added more areas to explore than before.

RELATED: Final Fantasy VII Remake Comes Before 2023

Final Fantasy VII
Now this entry right here has a lot of fan jump with joy in excitement as this one has changed the concept of gaming back then. To stop a major eco-terrorist organization from taking over the power sources of the world and save it from a possible downfall, mercenary protagonist Cloud Strife joins a rebellion group AVALANCHE. At some point in 2019, the title will see release on Switch and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy IX
A bandit group called Tantalus and their member Zidane Tribal decides to kidnap Princess Garnet of Alexandria. Strangely enough, she also wanted out and together they attempt to stop a war between nations of Gaia in an epic medieval fantasy tale. 2019 marks the release window for the game on Switch consoles and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster
Instead of picking up one title, you've got to choose two completely remastered Final Fantasy game here on Switch and Xbox One. In terms of graphics, story and soundtracks, these two titles will stand out among the rest.

The first one from the two is set on the world of Spira, revolving around the journey of Tidus and Yuna to stop the threat of Sin. Then X-2 shift focus on Yuna as she becomes a Sphere Hunter from a summoner and gathers new allies to find answers to some unsolved mystery.

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
What Zodiac Age does to the originally released classic version of Final Fantasy XII from 2006 is providing a more polished graphics and gameplay. In a war between the kingdom of Archadia and Rozarria, Dalmasca gets caught and being taken over by the former.

So, Princess Ashe decides to form a movement along with a young man named Vaan to free their land. As a high-definition remaster, the entire game is presented in true HD with improvements on sound and visual. This one too will see release on 2019 over Switch and Xbox One consoles.

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Over the course of next 12 months, Square Enix intends to release the abovementioned titles on all available major platforms. So, we are covered with the iconic role-playing experience of the series till 2019 on different consoles.

For a very long time, fans have been asking for these Final Fantasy titles to release on modern day gaming platforms and the publisher have obliged to their demands eventually by encapsulating the memorable heritage of this franchise into a collection series.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle Announced

Capcom is bringing their classic beat ‘em up titles from arcade era into a bundle for all gaming platform.

Arcade games era were quite dominantly ruled by the beat ‘em up genre of titles and the ones released by developer/publisher Capcom were the ones that stood out in the crowd of other franchises.

To revive that nostalgia factor once again on modern day platform and consoles, they have hand-picked seven of their classic titles from the category and announced them to be released on September 18 for Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, pricing $19.99 only.

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Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle Announced

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We have the announcement trailer for the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle right here showcasing how the collection brings back the arcade experience to you once again.




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Two of the included games, Armored Warriors and Battle Circuit have never made it out of arcade and making their debut on modern consoles. This compilation comes with a gallery section featuring arts, sketches and other stuffs.

Options for joining local or online co-op are there and your friends can join in anytime they want. However, it seemed weird that another beat ’em up game from 90's, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs by the same publisher was missing from the collection.

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Armored Warriors (1994)

Armored Warriors (1994)
The very first one from this anthology is mecha-themed brawler among its peers and gets more interesting when more than one person is playing. Following a century-long war in the year 2281, there is an invasion on neighboring planet Raia and a small group of army is deployed to halt consisting of 1st Lieutenant Jeff Perkins, 2nd Lt Sarah White, Captain Ray Turner and Major Glenn Reed.

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Battle Circuit (1997)

Battle Circuit (1997)
Set on a futuristic time of 20XX, you take control of a bounty hunter with super-power from a group of five. Whoever you pick from Alien Green, Captain Silver, Cyber Blue, Pink Ostrich or Yellow Iris, you will get a different yet funky gameplay experience.

Each of them has varied move sets to perform on enemies to defeat them and clear all stage to reach their objective. The game even allows you to buy upgrades like new moves or extend the energy bar with the money you collect.

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Captain Commando (1991)

Captain Commando (1991)
Titular protagonist of the game was the company’s original mascot and has made crossover appearance in other games of Capcom as well. In the year 2026, Captain Commando and his faithful companions Baby Head, Ginzu the Ninja and Mack the Knife fights against a group of super-powered criminals when Earth is threatened.

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Final Fight (1989)

Final Fight (1989)
The cult-classic title which can be considered as a pioneer to many of its kind and many key characters from it have even appeared later the Street Fighter Alpha series, including some of the antagonists.

It follows a story of a former pro wrestler Mike Haggar, boyfriend of his daughter and a street brawler named Cody Travers and his friend Guy, who is also a Bushin warrior. Together they attempt to reduce crime rate in Metro City and eventually came in conflict with the notorious Mad Gear gang.

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The King of Dragons (1991)

The King of Dragons (1991)
Before Blizzard Entertainment made orcs, wyverns and other mythical creatures look cool in their MMORPG franchise of Warcraft, there was this title. Just like a role-playing game of arcade, you experience leveling up your character, looting gold and scoring points for slaying enemies.

Expanded to 16 levels of gameplay, the game is set on a medieval world where you choose to play solo or as a band of up to three members from five playable characters, Cleric, Dwarf, Elf, Fighter and Wizard.

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Knights of the Round (1991)

Knights of the Round (1991)
Another three player co-op game that is based on the Legend of King Arthur, allows you to play as himself or Lancelot and Perceval. Takes place in the medieval age, players can wield battle-axe, swords or even fight on horseback depending on whom you choose.

Armor and weapons can be upgraded by leveling up of your character though hunting enemies down and collect treasure items. Despite having limitations, the game is commonly considered as a spiritual successor of Golden Axe.

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Warriors of Fate (1992)

Warriors of Fate (1992)
Last but not the least, a brawler game that featured two different stories; one for English and another one is for Japanese version. Three valiant warriors can take part into the fight at once among a roster of five.

The warriors originally belonged to Chinese heritage in Japanese release but in the World version, they have Mongolian origin and even their names are changed entirely. The heroes are sent off to fight evil overlords to free their people and will venture through nine stages.

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These glorious side-scrolling beat ’em up titles are surely not to be missed for any fans or newcomers just for the sheer fun of it. Back in May, Capcom released an anthology series of twelve fan-favorite titles from one of their insanely popular franchise of Street Fighter to celebrate three decades of these fighting games as Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.

Also, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 including all eight Mega Man X games is currently available for all platforms.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Insurgency: Sandstorm Delayed to December

The anticipating release of team-based FPS Insurgency: Sandstorm is now delayed to end of the year only week before launch.

So far, the beta for upcoming multiplayer tactical first-person shooter Insurgency: Sandstorm was doing fine with a realistic approach to gameplay, co-op and PvP modes while waiting to release on September 18 for almost all available platforms like Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

However, only less than a week ago, the game has been delayed to the end of the year by developer New World Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive for optimizing issues.

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Insurgency: Sandstorm Delayed to December

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Even if your try to run Insurgency sequel on a high-end setup, you have to set most of the setting options to "low" just to keep it running, according to the Reddit and Steam Community. Then the decision is made by all parties involved considering those serious spec issues to officially move the release date to December 12, 2018.

Meanwhile, the developers intend to continue working on the issues to make improvements over that and deliver an update that offers a seamless PC experience for players.

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In the delayed period of time, New World Interactive intends to upgrade the game to Unreal Engine 4.20 for better optimization. Improvement over animations, character model design and textures are also on their priority list as well as adding some extra cosmetic items.

Trying to remove all bugs, glitches and adding a few more server options to make a better version of the game is also part of the plan. These two months are entirely dedicated to the best interest of their community.

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Since the console versions of the game are already delayed earlier to 2019, it is highly unlikely that they would push back that day even further. While they polish the game to run in a lower system requirement, the beta is now extended until the launch date along with the 10% pre-order discount over the $26.99 full-price.

Those who own the original Insurgency game can enjoy 10% loyalty discount till the end March 2019. Considering other rushed titles, it's a good Early Access game.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Overwatch on Humble Monthly Bundle

Blizzard's hero-shooter Overwatch has finally been included in October’s Humble Monthly Bundle.

Even if you often play team-based multiplayer first-person shooter title Overwatch from developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment, you might have come across one of those Free Weekends where they offer you a free trial for a few days that comes along with an offer to purchase the game afterwards with a special discount.

Today, digital video game storefront Humble Store announced the game to be part of their October’s Monthly Bundle and an offer you can't refuse.

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Overwatch on Humble Monthly Bundle

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Generally, Blizzard sells Overwatch for $39.99 but on various occasions, you can bag the game for only $19.99 on sale and not less. Spending only $12 to subscribe to the offer would by far be one of the lowest prices you can pay for this title within a bundle which also includes a bunch of other games worth a total of $100 or more as well.

By continuing your subscription for November and December, you can unlock bonus Loot Boxes offering cool in-game items like Skins and Sprays.

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If you already are a subscriber to Humble Monthly Bundle program then you do know that subscribers of this service receive access to download a bundle of 8-10 PC game titles for only $12 each month. On the first Friday of every month, the package is revealed and members are able to get their hands on the games.

You are allowed to keep them in your collection forever, unlike Xbox Game Pass. Sometime they even offer you free redeem codes of handpicked titles to add them to your Steam library.

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September 2018 Humble Monthly Bundle Games

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Rest of the games from October’s monthly bundle still remains secret but last month, super-hit titles like Destiny 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Superhot and Undertale made it to their pick. September 2018's bundle has games like Darksiders II, Little Nightmares and Sniper Elite 4 among a collection of 9 games valued $232.92.

The best part of their initiative is that a portion of these purchases go to charity and for the month of October 2018, Make-A-Wish Foundation is the organization they are supporting.