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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season SDCC Teaser Trailer

Clementine comes closer to her fate in new SDCC teaser trailer of The Walking Dead: The Final Season.

Developer Telltale Games has done a great job adapting popular comic-book series The Walking Dead by writer Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, Haunt) from Image Comics into an episodic interactive graphic adventure, debuting back in 2012. Currently in its fourth installment, Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season is finally making way with the first episode of the game this year soon. In the spirit of San Diego Comic-Con 2018, Telltale has dropped a teaser trailer today.

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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season SDCC Teaser Trailer

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We are offered a brief look into the upcoming zombie apocalypse adventure in this short clip debuted on SDCC 2018.




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After stepping out of the shadows of her guardian angel Lee Everett, series protagonist Clementine has been taking care of her own for some time in a post-apocalyptic world. She has also found and took in little orphaned boy AJ, whom she teaches about this new world. Apparently, she and AJ have found a small group of survivors of her own age and maybe even a sanctuary. It then quickly starts falling apart and everyone's life is back to hell again in a moment's notice.

RELATED: Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season First Artwork Revealed

Episodic interactive survival horror drama Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season will debut its first episode on August 14 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A Nintendo Switch port version will also come out sometime later in 2018. TWD: The Final Season will be marking the conclusion for a very successful series that dominantly ran for six years now. World premiere of brand-new exciting gameplay footage is just waiting for release tomorrow as well.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Monster Hunter: World Comes to Final Fantasy XIV

Monster Hunter: World's legendary Rathalos is crossing over with Final Fantasy XIV in upcoming event.

Back in February 2018, Capcom's action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World had a crossover with action role-playing Horizon Zero Dawn from Guerrilla Games and fans had a great time playing it. Another company-wide collaboration event is on the way with publisher Square Enix as the game will enter the massively multiplayer online role-playing world of Final Fantasy XIV. Both worlds from these two games will soon collide on August 7 and the latter will take on in.

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Monster Hunter: World Comes to Final Fantasy XIV

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A brand-new trailer showcases highlighted features of this exciting collaboration event between two fan-favorite titles and you can check it out right below.




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Each game will have a guest monster appearing from the other for epic confrontation that offers some sweet rewards. Players of Final Fantasy XIV will be taking on legendary beast Rathalos from MHW in a quest called The Great Hunt. Taking down Rathalos will earn you a unique armor set and a mount themed on the monster. There is a standard challenge in The Great Hunt, which allows up to eight players and the extreme one lets only four to take part in facing him.

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Prepare for The Great Hunt

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Players are to complete Stormblood expansion's main scenario and reach level 70 before they can access this brand-new content of update 4.36. Aside from gear and cosmetics, the patch includes Palico and Poogie minions. Behemoth from FFXIV will invade the world of Monster Hunter on August 1st, for them to try and take him down. This is a great idea for crossover because both of these Japanese RPGs have giant beast boss battles and they even share a similar visual style.

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New BBQ Spit

RELATED: Monster Hunter: World PC Release Date

Released in January 26 of this year for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Monster Hunter: World has been one of the greatest success for publisher so far. Just as they promised to arrange some crossover events with other popular titles, Capcom has already done that by tying-in with first -party games Devil May Cry, Mega Man and Street Fighter as well as Horizon Zero Dawn, which was a third-party release. Also, the game will be making its PC debut on August 9, two days after the update drops.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Darksiders 3 Collector’s Edition Announced

After the release date got leaked, Collector’s Editions for Darksiders III featuring Horseman Fury is finally unveiled.

Following THQ coming back from going completely bankrupt in 2012, Darksiders III was being developed by Gunfire Games and on May 2, 2017, it was accidentally revealed through an Amazon listing leak before it was officially announced. Recently, a release date set for November 27, 2018 also got leaked by an advanced listing from Microsoft Store. So, it was time that the studio behind the project reveals at least something on their own; like the planned special editions.

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Darksiders III Collector’s Edition Announced

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We offer you an exclusive look at the contents and features of Darksiders III Collector’s Edition in new trailer below.




RELATED: Darksiders 3 Release Date Leaked

For $59.99 only, you can purchase Darksiders III Standard Edition or simply just pre-order it. Two other special edition of this AAA game title will be released at the same time packed with extra goodies and content pack. A DLC titled "Fury Exclusive Armor Set" will be added as pre-order bonus, which is entirely cosmetic and doesn't gameplay in any manner as well as a 24 hour Early Access on consoles and a 12.5% discount. For a digital copy, players can choose to purchase from GOG or Steam.

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Darksiders III Collector’s Edition

Now prepare to be dazzled by a brief look at the Apocalypse Edition for Darksiders III, which has a load of collectibles included.




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Spending $149.99 can get you the Collector’s Edition, which comes with a copy of the game, an art-book, an exclusive SteelBook case, armor DLC, official soundtrack collection and a stunning Fury figurine that is 11 inch tall. The Apocalypse Edition on the other hand comes only for $399.99 is a massive treat for fans. Offering all of the above and a 30”x 40” hanger attached wall scroll, an amulet of Four Horsemen with necklace along with statues of Death, War and Vulgrim the shopkeeper.

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Darksiders III Apocalypse Edition

RELATED: Darksiders 3 Gameplay Reveal

Only four months away from release, Darksiders III will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Following the immense success of both Darksiders and Darksiders II, a third installment was almost inevitable. Much more specifics are going to be revealed later but are kept secret for now. According to THQ Nordic, the game is in final stage of development and a brand-new gameplay video is about to drop very soon to unleash the Fury.

Monster Hunter: World PC Release Date

PC port for Capcom's action RPG Monster Hunter: World will debut a bit earlier than originally planned.

As part of Capcom's action role-playing Monster Hunter game series, Monster Hunter: World was released on January 2018, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One after initially announced back at E3 2017. A PC release has been most anticipating this year during this fall, which marks the date to September. However, the game is finally coming to PC earlier than expected and that is August 9, according to a recently released official trailer.

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Monster Hunter: World PC Release Date

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PC version of Monster Hunter: World hits Steam this August, which is quite earlier than the expected time previously announced and a trailer is here to confirm that.




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MHW is the first game from the main franchise to make its way to this platform after selling over eight million copies on consoles within six months. Capcom also announces that various post-launch contents will be dropped for this version of the game sooner, which includes the likes of monsters Deviljho and Lunastra. Impatient fans can now get their hands on the game a month earlier than expected and can also pre-order their copy to ensure a few in-game bonuses on launch.

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Monster Hunter: World Graphics Settings

RELATED: Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate for Nintendo Switch

With the debut of its PC port, co-op boss fight game Monster Hunter: World steps into all major platform for gaming, except the current handheld console sensation Nintendo Switch. Reportedly, MHW can run in 4K at 60 FPS if you have the proper hardware to back it up or just tweak a small number of options to get the best performance according to your available specs. A minimum equivalent of Intel Core i5 processor is needed alongside Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 and 8 GB RAM.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Steam Reveals Best-Selling & Most Played Games of 2018

Valve is looking back at the top-seller games, most played and the ones with the most simultaneous players for 2018 so far.

Each year, Valve Corporation unveils a list of the best-selling and most played titles on their digital distribution platform Steam and 2018 is not going to be any different. Also, Steam Summer Sale was nearing its end and gamers ought to know which games are ruling the top charts currently. Despite seeing a sudden fall in sales for the past couple of months, there are many willing to cash in for their favorite games and the list for best playing games got some surprising and unexpected entries as well.

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Steam Reveals Best-Selling & Most Played Games of 2018

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Steam has separated these top games into four different categories like Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Few of the top sellers of 2018 starts with games like Jurassic World Evolution, Far Cry 5, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Civilization VI, Rocket League, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rainbow Six Siege, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Grand Theft Auto V and Warframe. Aside from inclusion of CS: GO, Dota 2, PUBG and Warframe, rest of the entries were unpredictable.

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Top-Selling Steam Games of 2018 (So Far)

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Open world action adventure Assassin's Creed Origins, Final Fantasy XV, fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ, turn-based RPG title Divinity: Original Sin II, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and The Elder Scrolls Online came close topping the list into Gold category. Considering new sequels from their franchise is awaiting release, Dying Light and Fallout 4 are doing quite well by securing Silver rank, while Rise of the Tomb Raider and The Division managed to enter the Bronze class.

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Games that have the most concurrent number of players are according to official report are CS: GO, Warframe, Dota 2, Rainbow Six Siege, PUBG and GTA V. All of the above-mentioned titles are drawing more than 100,000 players simultaneously on Steam. KC: Deliverance, Rocket League, Garry's Mod, Football Manager 2018, Rust, Civilization V, FC5, Path of Exile, Stellaris, Civilization VI, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Payday 2 comes close with 50,000 players hooking up to it in real-time.

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Most Played Steam Games of 2018 (So Far)

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Another thing that stuck on our mind is that cooperative first-person shooter game Left 4 Dead 2 is still generating more than 25,000 concurrent players even after a decade of its release. This clearly states, why Turtle Rock Studios should go ahead with a plan to develop Left 4 Dead 3 for anticipating fan-base. With Steam offering some huge discounts on popular games, hardcore gamers are barging in on old and new titles, because Valve apparently has something for everyone in their store.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Shenmue and Shenmue 2 Re-Release Date

Sega's re-release of their classic Dreamcast titles; Shenmue I & II are now confirmed for August 2018.

Though debuted as an action-adventure game in 1999 for Dreamcast, Shenmue was one of the first games to feature a day-and-night system, non-player characters and some role-playing aspects. Almost two daces after its original release, publisher Sega announced of bringing Shenmue and Shenmue II on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as high-definition ports. Following a lot of speculation of when it is going to be available, now we know that the first two Shenmue games are coming this August 21, 2018.

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Shenmue and Shenmue 2 Re-Release Date

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With constant release date leaks on rampant, the publisher company went on to set their record straight by releasing a trailer that announces the day of arrival for this collection.




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Shenmue I & II collection will be out in a bundle as modern PC ports from Sega, priced $29.99 only. They have also announced of planning to release physical copies of the collection for both PS4 and Xbox One. The company also wishes to bring Valkyria Chronicles 4, Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami to Steam, which they mentioned during E3 2018 press conference last month. Yakuza 0 is scheduled to release on August 1 for PC, weeks before HD remastered versions of Shenmue I and II.

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When Sega announced Shenmue and Shenmue II back in April 2018, it was revealed that the first two games of the series are coming in one package and the porting will be based on the Xbox version and not Dreamcast. Despite being re-released, they truly are not full remakes or remasters with HD graphics. However, noticeable graphical differences from their original console debut will be present in the modern remake versions despite having all the technical obstacles.

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Features like full screen resolution will be available though along with modern or classic control, updated UI and voice over option for original Japanese or English. You will be able to save the game anywhere in both titles and that's not all. Your progress can be carried over from Shenmue into Shenmue II for all available platforms. Players on PC are allowed to configure mouse and keyboard as they like with controller support. FPS setting will be fixed on 30 frames per second though.

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Currently, pre-orders of the games are available on Steam and Xbox Store, except for the PlayStation Store of U.S. You are only months away now from experiencing Shenmue saga once again with protagonist Ryo Hazuki as he seeks revenge for his father's death. A second sequel, Shenmue III is on works after series creator Yu Suzuki managed to crowd fund more than $6.3 million on Kickstarter three years ago. It was set to release at the end of 2017 but is delayed more than once before finally setting on releasing it in 2019.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Just Cause 4 Leaked on Steam

Avalanche Studios’ next game from Just Cause series is confirmed via another leak on Valve’s Steam store.

Swedish developer Avalanche Studios was responsible for creating open-world action-adventure game Just Cause in 2006 that successfully spawned two more sequels; Just Cause 2 in 2010 and Just Cause 3 in 2015. Ever since the last game from the franchise dropped three years ago, many fans of the series were hoping that a new game will be announced anytime. Those players may rejoice as Valve’s Steam store has accidentally revealed Just Cause 4 with an ad recently.

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Just Cause 4 Leaked on Steam

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Shortly after an announcement for their upcoming cooperative first-person shooter Generation Zero, this leak was found. The advertisement encouraged players buy the game ahead of its release on Steam and that's a way of confirming the third sequel. Also, protagonist Rico Rodriguez is going to make a comeback and the game will be available on PC, according to the image and the fact that this ad was on a platform that digitally distributes video games for PC. Hopefully, a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version will be there too.

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It was first spotted by one of the stuff member of Kotaku and now almost everyone knows this. Though any promotional image has not yet been released by developer Avalanche Studios or publisher Square Enix but the Steam commercial did it in advance. The game was probably meant to announce next week as E3 2018 is here now but unfortunately bust out early. Also, it means very soon some trailer may release and the game itself will be available for pre-order as well.

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Steam Advertisement Image

RELATED: RAGE 2 Officially Announced

Few weeks ago, post-apocalyptic open world shooter RAGE 2 from the same developer studio was also leaked unexpectedly from an advance Walmart listing and received confirmation shortly from publisher Bethesda Softworks. Since Square Enix was in charge of publishing the last installment of the series, they will be back again with this new game while Avalanche manages to market Generation Zero on their own.

RELATED: RAGE 2 Confirmed by Leaked Teaser

One thing that we can all agree about is that Just Cause 4 is indeed a real project and not a hoax. Among many other Walmart Canada leaks, this game was mentioned as well and we can only hope that the rest will also be announced very soon in E3 press conference or maybe after that. This means, we can eagerly wait for confirmation of Forza Horizon, Gears of War 5 and a new Splinter Cell game.

Paladins Comes to Nintendo Switch

Hi-Rez Studios' fantasy hero shooter 'Paladins' is debuting on Nintendo Switch Next Week with Cross-Platform support for Xbox One.

A popular hero shooter from developer/publisher Hi-Rez Studios that has been accused of being a shameless copy of Blizzard Entertainment's multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch, is now headed to Nintendo Switch. Nintendo's next gen console is going to release Paladins fantasy hero shooter on June 12, announced by the developers today. The game will run on 60 FPS on Switch and will be compatible for multiplayer cross-play with other players on Xbox One as well.

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Paladins Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Below is a brand-new trailer showcasing the brave champions of the realm arriving on Nintendo eShop this June.




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Although the game is a free-to-play title for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it will primarily launch on Switch for a $30 worth "Founders Pack", which includes all available characters as well as future and some cosmetic items exclusively for this console. Following this summer, the title will eventually return back to its free-to-play status. Since Sony is not interested in the idea of cross-play, PlayStation 4 owners are not joining a cross platform experience just yet.

RELATED: Paladins: Battlegrounds Announced

Apparently, a recent leak ahead of E3 2018 had us informed about a few games that were going to be announced soon and Paladins happen to be one of the leaked Nintendo Switch games from that list. A guy working in E3 showroom displays got his hands on a printed listing for unannounced games for Switch console and leaked a photo of it over internet. This means that we can expect a port for Dragon Ball FighterZ, Fortnite, Killer Queen Black, Overcooked 2 and rest of the titles from that leak.


RELATED: Paladins Lore Cinematic: "A Realm Divided"

Paladins begin their journey on Early Access program of Steam in 2016 with 36 playable champions. Despite being constantly accused of cloning another popular shooter game, developers insist that they were actually inspired from Team Fortress 2 and it actually is a fantasy version of their 2010 release Global Agenda. Earlier this year, Hi-Rez Studios have released Paladins Battlegrounds, a spin-off version for 100-player battle royale currently titled "Realm Royale".

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Valve Will Stop Policing on Steam

Valve finally decided to allow everything onto their Steam store, with a few tiny exceptions.

There was a time when we knew Valve Corporation for producing games like Counter-Strike and Left 4 Dead. Today, we know it for developing a digital distribution platform for video games known as Steam. Till now, they were running this stage for developers to showcase their games for consumers to pick them up all from one place and often regulated what types of games should or shouldn't be on the place but that is changing after a recent controversy over their action.

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Valve Will Stop Policing on Steam

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When they took a tough stand against Adult visual novels, many independent developers involved with such projects took it to social media to address their frustration with Valve's policing. In past, they even made many of devs to even censor their content in order to keep it on their platform. However, rather than being appreciated, they were heavily criticized by fans and many, leading them to finally decide to stop watching over for offensive or adult content on Steam.

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In their official Blog Post, Valve's executive Erik Johnson stated that, their platform will allow almost every type of content from now on unless it is illegal or with an intent of trolling. That means, they have stopped caring about drawing lines and given up that role to the consumers. However, instead of watching over and control what should or shouldn't be on Steam, they will provide various tools to the users, so that they can decide what sort of contents they are interested in and what they want to avoid.

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No Content Policing on Steam

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With this more hands-off approach, Valve now moves away from the debate of their playing role of a moral gatekeeper and allows more freedom to people. They simply explained that, there will always be some developer or games that offend you and think shouldn't exist but that should never take away a game’s voice in a marketplace. Although, the term illegal is considerably easy to define but what exactly constitutes "trolling" is much more complicated than that and leaves room for confusion and debate in future.

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Release Date

Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season will be available on August 14, pre-orders available from June 8!

Based on writer Robert Kirkman's popular comic-book series The Walking Dead from Image Comics, Telltale’s The Walking Dead is an episodic interactive drama graphic adventure survival horror series that debuted back in 2012 and is nearing to an end after winning hearts and gaining critical acclaim for its amazing storytelling. Today, developer Telltale Games has finally announced that the first episode of the game will release on August 14 on for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Release Date

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You will be able to place your pre-orders from June 8 and although each episode releases periodically, you can still purchase whole season for $19.99. It will give you immediate access to any newly released episodes from the game whenever they are available online. Console owners will receive The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection containing 19 episodes from previous seasons in one pack. That means, you are just getting the entire TWD saga from Telltale for free!

RELATED: Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season First Artwork Revealed

However, players on PC need not to feel down as pre-ordering the game from GamersGate, GOG, Humble Store or Steam will get you a solid 10% discount on full price. To unlock The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series for access on all previous episodes, just start ordering from Microsoft Store using Windows 10. Since the offer is only good until TWD: The Final Season comes out, you better hurry up and place your order for to own a copy from this Friday.

RELATED: Telltale's The Walking Dead Season 4 Confirmed for 2018

Since E3 2018 is almost here, we can expect some more info or footage to drop and that starts with this following teaser trailer for Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season.




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Set after the events of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, The Final Season focuses mostly on series protagonist Clementine, who has grown from a little girl to a hardened survivor of a post-apocalyptic world. Not only she is watching over little AJ, a child of the same age when Lee Everett first found her, she is also taking a role of leadership just like Lee was. Even though it was just a teaser, it still pretty straightforwardly hinted a possible demise of our lead character.

RELATED: Walking Dead's Clementine May Appear In AMC

Aside from knowing that the series is coming to an end, we also have learned that later this year, they are planning to bring this epic zombie apocalypse adventure to Nintendo Switch as well. Also, in terms of better graphics quality, The Final Season will support 4K and HDR on TV. Gameplay mechanics to have gone through some change and new combat system will lead to unscripted sequences to increase twist. Telltale decided to make this one the most engaging title of the series and so, it's all about more than making choices.

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A Fierce Survivor

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TWD: The Final Season may just be the fourth season of the franchise but it took six years of narrative development to reach this point and a handful of events in the walker-infested Universe the characters are from. Melissa Hutchinson will be reprising Clementine's role one last time and we hope Telltale Games does proper justice to Clem by building a compelling conclusion to give her a proper sendoff.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Steam to Remove Adult Games

Steam threatens developers of anime-style adult games to be censored or get removed from Steam.

Online dating simulators, video games or visual novels containing adult content are extremely popular on web whether they are free or paid. Of course they are labeled as their type to prevent them from falling into the hands of minors and many indie developers are being drawn towards working on more projects like these. However, Valve’s digital distribution platform Steam has recently issued a warning to a couple of studios regarding adult contents in their games.

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Steam to Remove Adult Games

A couple of developers for visual novel stated in social media that they are being affected by this decision. Two of the most infamous NSFW games HuniePop and Mutiny!! on Valve’s launcher containing some serious nudity are to be mentioned in this case. Developer HuniePot has tweeted out that they have received a notice on e-mail from Valve that their game is currently pending additional censorship for pornographic content in it.



For the time being, HuniePop is still available on Steam store and so is fellow game Mutiny!! Developer studio Lupiesoft of the latter has received same message concerning their content as well. Although, they have worked maintaining strict guidelines and created the game under Valve’s policies, it seems kind of contradictory action for the platform. When their Steam publisher MangaGamer has directly contacted with them, they assured that softcore nudity is allowed. Feeling confused yet?

There are no signs of the game being under threat of removal or something, which was maybe to not alert or frightened the players. The developers received a deadline for 2 weeks, which is basically till the end of this month to either bring change to their subject material or being removed. It appears many other games on the aforementioned platform of visual novel genre are feeling this heat wave now. What baffles us about all of it is that Steam versions of these games are already censored.

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HuniePop and Mutiny!! To Be Censored

If you are willing then fully uncensored versions of HuniePop and Mutiny!! are available on other retailers or you can just download a patch that will include the explicit parts to the game. This is how many players are having their way with such games because Steam will never allow the developers to share those patches on their platform. Fading these updates are no hard task at all as you can simply do it with a Google search or just go to their developers website looking for it.

Bottom line is, there is a pretty good chance that these two games are leaving Steam very soon and many others will follow. Another thing to notice here is that popular mainstream titles like Grand Theft Auto 5 and The Witcher 3 contains nudity but they haven't faced such aggression yet. Some says that they are only against games with sexual content featuring anime-style art and we cannot rule that possibility out. On the bright side, even though Valve purges these adult games from store, owners will still have them on their libraries.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered is Discounted for PC

Those who already own Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition from Steam will get 50% off on Dark Souls Remastered.

Following an announcement in January, we know now that publisher Bandai Namco will release a Remastered version of From Software's original Dark Souls as Dark Souls: Remastered for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Back then, there was also an argument over whether or not fans who already own a copy on PC and the responses came from publisher's spokesperson seemed more confusing and contradicting than our own guesses. Finally, it has come to an end.

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Dark Souls: Remastered is Discounted for PC

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Initially after announcement a few months back, we came to know from Bandai Namco that the game will be available on all platforms for a same price and there will be no discount. They came clean by stating that rumor of a discount came from an error on their e-commerce site, which has since been removed. Later, another post on Steam forums by new community manager for Bandai Namco neither denies nor confirms what to expect on the discounted price topic at all.

RELATED: Dark Souls: Remastered New Gameplay

Finally we can come clear on this to end all conflict of information by declaring that if you already have owned Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on Steam then you would get a 50% discount on Dark Souls: Remastered after it is launched. The remastered version is originally priced $39.99, so at half-price, it's like you are getting an upgrade for the game on PC. However, the "Prepare To Die" edition that came with added DLC along with the main game will be removed from Valve's store within May 9.

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Many players will still be complaining even after the price reduction because a remastered edition is nothing much but mostly a graphically enhanced version and we really cannot argue on that point as it is true. Besides, none of the developer or publisher has revealed anything about including new features or so. There is no scope of price cut for any console owners as this title was not released on any other platforms than PC. We just hope that the game fares better in providing experience than various PC mods out there.

RELATED: Classic Sega Games Comes to Nintendo Switch

Also, did we mention that Bandai Namco has dropped another brief gameplay trailer from the re-release to remind us what is waiting in there to creep upon players? It is right below for you to check out.




RELATED: Dark Souls: Remastered on Nintendo Switch Delayed

Dark Souls is considered as one of the best action role-playing game ever made and there has been request for Remastered edition for quite long and scheduled for May 25 release on all the mentioned consoles above except Switch, which will debut on Nintendo's hybrid platform at a later date. It seems that just like the game itself, the road to Lordran is filled with preemptive trouble before you even engage in fight with demons and wraiths during your in-game quests.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass Teaser Trailer

Serious Sam is back on "A brutally bigger scale"! Croteam and Devolver Digital teased Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass!

Although developer studio Croteam released six new games in last seven years, they always face a common question; where is Serious Sam? This is a valid question because the franchise was both a commercial and critical success. For some time, the developers have been working with publisher Devolver Digital to release Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour and Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope. Seeing those projects succeed, now they decided to officially announce Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass with a teaser.

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Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass Teaser

The teaser offers nothing that we haven't ever seen before in a Serious Sam game but if showcases how the game has evolved over the years in so many different ways.




The trailer opens up with Sam "Serious" Stone driving his motorcycle into a location that is a quiet place and green everywhere. It could be a pastoral farm as we see a deer playfully wandering around. From a considerable distance, he notices a Beheaded Kamikaze heading towards his direction for their typical for suicidal attack while screaming loudly. Sam blows him up into bits by shooting as he passed and head straight towards a field with hundreds of them in it along with many other monsters.

This is where this shorter than a minute teaser ends and we got an idea that Sam is back in business once again to slay tons of evil extraterrestrial beings to save Earth from another invasion by their leader Mental. Croteam wants to take things on a much bigger scale with their most popular first-person shooter series and so, they are back with a mainline entry six years after releasing Serious Sam 3: BFE.


There is a Steam page for Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass but it offers no clue about the game at all, except that it will be available for PC of course. At E3 2018, Croteam will finally reveal what new super powerful weapons Sam will be wielding or why he is returning to take care of enemy force. That means, we can mark the calendar for June 12-14 to see full reveal of the game.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Savage Map In Works

Although PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has achieved feats like selling over 30 Million copies and crossed records of having 3 million concurrent players on Steam, they have had reached a point earlier where they weren't growing. All they did for last few months is to add loot boxes rather than some actual contents. In the meantime, free-to-play title Fortnite of Epic Games stole their thunder by breaking streaming record on Twitch and having rapper Drake join them in a match.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Savage Map Concept Art

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We are actually pretty thankful that Fortnite Battle Royale has managed to take the limelight from PUBG for a while and now they are alerted about the situation. Otherwise, we would have pinned to wall with that gambling-oriented, barely finished version of third person shooter for years and PUBG Corp. wouldn't give a damn about it. Now the developers have suddenly become so productive with new ideas and launched a couple of weekly events like Tequila Sunrise and War Mode.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Map Selection

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These ideas worked so good with their audience that many of them are demanding to make some of these temporary test modes to permanent. All that and the game finally work their way up to get players to have a map selection. Xbox One users are still stuck with the Erangel map whereas PC version got to try out Miramar map for some time now. However, they are working on that too and almost finished but have not set any exact date for it yet.

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Soon, map selection is going to get a lot more crucial than ever because PUBG developers have been working for their third map, Codename: Savage and as they are nearing to completion, it is available now for test on Steam. Considering this one one-quarter the size than the other two, it really is far from finished but we do understand that they hastily released it for early feedback to improve it and to convince you that they had other things to show except for “Equinox Crate” loot boxes.

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PUBG Corp. states that what they envision for Savage map will need months to get complete and one of their ideas is to add a huge cave where players will jump right in their parachute. The concept of base jumping, where you fling with a parachute strapped on your back off a cliff is adapted here but players will be jumping into the biggest underground cave they can think of in this case, which sounds a lot like Cave of Swallows from Mexico.

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PUBG Team on Thailand Trip

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In their recent trip to Thailand, a developer team went seeking inspiration to merge with their ideas for their new map. There were Concept Artists, 3D Environment Artists and Technical Artists within the team to study real location. One of their objectives was to shot photos of real-world areas or objects from every possible angle and convert them to in-game 3D objects through Photogrammetry. They will also take player's feedback to evolve the map further and making their experience unique.

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Inside Phraya Nakhon Cave

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Also, deep inside the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, the team finds Thailand's own version of Cave of Swallows, which goes by the name Phraya Nakhon Cave. Since their planned Savage map was Southeast Asian-themed, this one fits perfectly for what they were looking for. They came up with a cool imagery to depict their vision and as it will be converted into an in-game asset, you are about to experience an amazing entrance. The cave will be made in a way that lets players to dive straight through the big enough opening of the cave and join the fight.

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Savage Map Cave Concept

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From their recent endeavors, it would seem like PUBG Corp. is up to making some short-term goals like selling loot boxes for money rather than focusing on updates that will possibly fix the game for better. The way the developers rushed with the release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for mobile and Xbox One has clearly shows that they are just trying to spread their name everywhere as fast as possible so that no one can take them over but Fortnite already did that.

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Besides, there are multiple upcoming titles that are bringing Battle Royale mode in their games in some way or another. Triple-A video games like Battlefield V and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is already on that list, who will introduce their unique take on the genre. When they will hit the market with more polished gameplay and improved features, PUBG will surely be in tough competition. If the tendency of focusing on loot box and not working on content remains their prime goal, their downfall will be imminent.

Monday, April 16, 2018

State of Decay 2 May Come to Steam

During a developer livestream of Xbox Exclusive State of Decay 2 at PAX East, an error message states "Unable to connect with Steam".

Open world zombie game State of Decay 2 is a sequel of 2013's original State of Decay from Undead Labs and Microsoft Studios. Though the game is an Xbox One-exclusive, it will also release for PC or you can play it on any of these two platforms with support from Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere system. Aside from being available on Microsoft Store, the game might also find place on Steam, according to some recent hints from PAX-East 2018.

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State of Decay 2 May Come to Steam

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All these rumors suddenly arise when an unexpected error message popped up in the middle of a developer live-stream at PAX East that indicated there was a login issue regarding Steam. The video has been removed afterwards but by then, it already circulated throughout online and rumor is spread about its possible release on digital distribution platform Steam. Although the game’s FAQ has Valve’s launcher listed as a topic, there are no details to reach any conclusion on that.

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State of Decay 2 Steam Error Message

The error message during said:
"Unable to connect with Steam. Make sure Steam is running, you are logged in, no other instances are running, then restart the game."
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Now that the video containing that error message is removed from Twitch archive of Undead Labs, it can no longer be considered as a mere buzz. While it might seem a bit weird giving up one of their most prominent title for another platform, it also makes sense if you consider this a step to sell more copies for PC. Besides, if this rumors and speculation came true then we shouldn't be very surprised because the first game of the series was initially released on Steam’s Early Access alongside Xbox 360.

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Upcoming PlayStation 4 Exclusives of 2018

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In a time of crisis for Xbox exclusive games, Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 are the only hope for Microsoft in 2018. The former is already out and most of people owning an Xbox One are looking for the latter. Because, being an exclusive for Microsoft actually had an impact for Rare’s shared world action-adventure title. Sony’s God of War on the other hand scored an incredible response from critics, forecasting for a good run in advance and two more games; The Last of Us Part 2 and Insomniac’s Spider-Man are also joining soon.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 PAX-East 2018 Gameplay

Undead Labs and Microsoft Studios presents co-op multiplayer survival horror game State of Decay 2 releases on May 22, 2018 for PC and Xbox One. It will also be playable on Xbox Game Pass and at offers 4K resolution to run on Xbox One X for enhanced visuals. We believe, exclusive games crisis won't be solved overnight and meanwhile, testing other platforms like Steam to improve sells in overall does sound like a reasonable idea.