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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Let You Attack Children or Story NPC

Although you can fight almost anyone in Night City, Cyberpunk 2077 will not let you hurt kids or NPCs related to story.

An open-world game, upcoming role-playing title Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red will allow players freedom to become whoever they want to be as player character V or do almost whatever they wish to do in Night City.

People can hurt others or even take on a role of a pacifist by not killing anyone at all and yet complete all tasks. Despite having very little in-game player restrictions, you won't be able to violently attack any children or NPCs essential to story.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Let You Attack Children or Story NPC

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Of course there are people that come after you and you have to fight back or there are gang members and corporate jerks that you would want to give a beating but there are still limits to who you can or cannot physically harm.

So, if you are intend to be aggressive towards everyone around you or go on a murderous spree, children and NPCs important to game story will be protected, according to a recent response on Reddit from a CDPR representative.

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In-Game Player Restrictions

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Also, trying to aggressive and antagonize folks have their unique consequences; especially if you decide to pick a fight with gangs or start causing trouble in a police-controlled area, they sure would react and even come after you.

Previously, developer/publisher Bethesda made it so that players of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would not be able to hurt or kill children by making them unkillable to do away with problematic portrayals of any violence against children.

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CDPR actually took a pretty thoughtful step to avoid further unnecessary debacle regarding people getting upset over sensitive subjects as child abuse in a video game by protecting them while making almost everyone else fair game.

CD Projekt Red has already been in controversies regarding transgender representation and minority groups in Cyberpunk 2077 but creator Mike Pondsmith, who came to their defense suggesting the studio is paying proper respect to cultural difference.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Kingdom Come: Deliverance on Humble Monthly Bundle

Medieval action RPG title Kingdom Come: Deliverance has been added to Humble Monthly Bundle for August.

Fans of action role-playing experience can sure appreciate a game like Kingdom Come: Deliverance that came out last year from developer/publisher Warhorse Studios after it was crowdfunded on Kickstarter and become a Steam top-seller.

Deliverance is chosen to become an Early Unlock game alongside city building simulation title Surviving Mars from developer Haemimont Games and publisher Paradox Interactive in Humble Monthly Bundle ahead of August 2019.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance on Humble Monthly Bundle

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By spending a relatively small amount of only $12 per month for your subscription, members are getting access to a number of AAA or indie games each month for PC platform, which are eventually revealed on first Friday of each month.

Except for recent debut of Xbox Game Pass for PC, there were no comparable monthly services on the platform but Humble Monthly offers to redeem a bunch of games with Steam codes each month to add them to your library forever.

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Last month, a collection of games like 911 Operator, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Duskers, Paratopic, Pool Panic and Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered has made it to monthly Humble Bundle lineup with an overall value of $139 in total.

July 2019 has offered similar values for your bucks by including titles such as 60 Parsecs, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Love is Dead, Moonlighter, NAIRI: Tower of Shirin, Road Redemption and Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus.

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July 2019 Humble Monthly Bundle Games

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Of course, Game Pass for PC lets you sign up for as low as $1 for starting month and gives you access to more than a 100 games for just $9.99 monthly, they are about to leave the service at some point when new games are going to be added.

On that note, even though Humble Monthly gives you a few handpicked titles out of many, they are yours to keep without ever being worried of them leaving and it also contributes to charity programs by donating from your each purchase.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Robotics;Notes Elite Getting Western Release

Anime Expo 2019 came bearing news of Robotics;Notes Elite getting 2020 a Western release from Spike Chunsoft.

Although publisher Spike Chunsoft has already released visual novel Robotics;Notes Elite for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in January 2019, there was a public appeal to launch a localized version for English-speaking audiences.

Apparently, a petition on Change.org made by 3,602 supporting fans to translate the VN experience is now officially successful as R;N Elite is getting released in North America and Europe in 2020 for PC via Steam, PS4 and Switch.

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Robotics;Notes Elite Getting Western Release

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Spike Chunsoft dropped an official trailer to officially announce Western release for R;N today at Anime Expo 2019.




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Robotics;Notes has debuted back in 2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles as third main entry that belonged to Science Adventure series of science fiction visual novels like Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate from developer 5pb.

Its story revolves around Kaito Yashio, who is from Tanegashima island and a member of his school's Robot Research Club. However, club leader Akiho Senomiya is determined to save their club from being shut down by creating a giant robot.

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Robotics;Notes Elite will have Kaito explore areas to unlock secrets of "Kimijima Report" using PhoneDroid and features branching storyline that would lead players to experience multiple endings depending on choices made throughout the VN.

On their second attending of Anime Expo this year, the Japanese publisher also gave confirmation for Robotics;Notes DaSH, another 5pb project selected for Western localization, which also happens to be a sequel to R;N Elite.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Cosplay Contest Announced

CD Projekt Red has announced official cosplay contest for Cyberpunk 2077 worth $40K prize pool.

If people already weren't hyped enough for upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red, actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) intensified it sky high by appearing at Xbox E3 2019 press event.

Too make it even bigger than it already is, CDPR has just announced an official cosplay contest based on their anticipated story-driven RPG with a total prize pool $40,000 that will conclude in 2020 through a Grand Finale event live.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Cosplay Contest Announced

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Anyone interested to participate will have to design a costume or getup based on a character that already exists within fictional universe of Cyberpunk and was shown in any official materials like poster, screenshots or even trailer.

Very soon, there will be an official cosplay guide on their official website to help contestants create their desired getup. You can take part by submitting your entry online anytime before November 30, 2:59 PM PT/11:59 PM CET.

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Customize Your Cosplay

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Or you can just show up on a few select events to showcase your designed costume on stage live and one from each event will be picked for Grand Finale. You may want to take a look at event schedules in advance given below.

  • Gamescom (Cologne, Germany) August 21-24
  • PAX West (Seattle, USA) August 31-September 3
  • Tokyo Game Show, Tokyo, Japan, September 12-15
  • Igromir (Moscow, Russia), October 4-7
  • Paris Games Week (Paris, France), October 30-November 3

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Only 10 finalists will make it to the red carpet Grand Finale in 2020, receiving $2,000 along with travel and accommodation costs. Top 3 will receive themed goodies and winner will take $15,000 on top of those and a chance to photoshoot for magazine cover.

Arranging public competition to heavily promote video game projects before launch is nothing new for video game developers but it surely is impressive to see how generously this Polish studio intends to compensate their participants.

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Before getting started, take some inspiration from the footage below or just go posing as Johnny Silverhand.




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Although there was some bad press regarding racial representation earlier but was debunked by its creator Mike Pondsmith eventually. Regardless of whatever controversy it faces, loyal fan-base of CDPR apparently has their back.

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently scheduled to release on 16 April, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. PC version of the game will be available via Epic Games Store, GOG and Steam digital distribution platforms for downloading online.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Dead by Daylight Adds Ghost Face DLC

In a newest DLC for Dead by Daylight, Ghost Face from Scream movie series joins as brand-new Killer.

In an asymmetric survival horror setup, Dead by Daylight from developer Behaviour Interactive pits four players against one playing as a savage killer in an online multiplayer match to try and survive their way out of getting slaughtered.

To add more tension for survivors to its already intense atmosphere, brand-new killers from pop culture are often added to it. Today, iconic slayer character Ghost Face from 90's slasher movie series Scream has joined the party.

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Dead by Daylight Adds Ghost Face DLC

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Behaviour Interactive released a behind-the-scenes footage for their latest addition to 4v1 survival horror title DBD.




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Introduced through a new DLC chapter, this creepy stalker specializes on prying on its prey and then strikes them when they least expect it. A creature of habit, Ghost Face likes to play hide and seek with survivors trapped with him before closing in.

So, you need to level up your sneak up game if you are being hunted down by him and use full awareness to stay alive. Using his personal Perks, he can become unpredictable and easily locate others from their hideout after reaching Level 30 and above.

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This serial murderer is a master of stalking its prey by blending into darkness and you will never see him coming before it is too late. He has a dark humorous side and takes a moment getting a selfie while claiming one of his latest victims.

Out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Ghost Face DLC is priced $2.99 only on Steam and $4.99 for consoles. It comes along with two exclusive items; Monochrome Mania body and Silvery Steel Tactical Knife weapon.

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DBD Anniversary Free Weekend & Sale

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Given how developers have brought in Hollywood maniacs like Michael Myers of Halloween, Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street and Leatherface of Texas Chainsaw Massacre so far, arrival of Ghost Face was only a matter of time.

Dead by Daylight is currently celebrating third anniversary of its worldwide release and offering a free weekend of play on Steam until June 23. Also, you can pick up DBD for a flat out 50% off as part of a special promotional offer before June 25.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Multiple Endings

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

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

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

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Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Multiple Endings

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, June 10, 2019

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Announced

Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VIII Remastered for Steam, Switch, PS4 and Xbox to arrive later this year.

Back in September 2018, developer/publisher Square Enix announced "Final Fantasy Legacy Collection" that featured fan-favorite RPG titles from Final Fantasy series, scheduled to launch on current-gen platforms through 2018 to 2019.

Final Fantasy VIII was somehow left behind from being included to that list in between seventh and ninth installment. However, a remastered version of this PlayStation original is announced recently during E3 2019 press conference.

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Announced

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An official announce trailer was released to give a flashback to series fans that were looking forward to FFVIII for long.




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When military nation Galbadia and Sorceress Edea declares war against Dukedom of Dollet, protagonist Squall Leonhart gathers a group of friends within mercenary group SeeD, to help resistance member Rinoa Heartilly.

From iconic characters to its battle system, everything is getting rendered in enhanced visuals for modern-era consoles. Even its awesome soundtracks are currently made available on audio streaming platform Spotify for fans to enjoy.

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In terms of visual style, FF8 has moved over to a more realistic art style than its predecessor titles from FF series and rather than providing a high fantasy feel in overall, developers went for a grounded approach in storytelling process.

Breaking out of tradition, the studio also introduced Guardian Forces to customize your battle strategy. Every beloved original aspect of it is going to be revitalized and though it took time to arrive on modern systems, it was worth waiting.

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With everyone so busy being hyped about upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake and the recent release of Shadowbringers expansion for Final Fantasy XIV; fans were actually worried that they might never get a remade version of FFVIII after all.

Square Enix did not left Final Fantasy VIII out and is finally giving it a long-awaited remaster treatment on its 20th anniversary year. This classic role-playing video game is coming later in 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Shenmue 3 Epic Store Exclusivity Creates Kickstarter Controversy

After Shenmue III has been announced as Epic Games Store exclusive for PC, backers are now even denied refunds on Kickstarter.

At E3 2019 event, renowned Sega developer and Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki took stage during PC Gaming Show 2019 to showoff brand-new gameplay trailer for Shenmue III and reveal that PC version will be an Epic Games Store-exclusive.

Now whether or not they decided to make it a timed exclusive is not clear yet but many backers are very upset over this decision of shifting platform since it was originally planned for a Steam release and are already asking for a refund.

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Shenmue 3 Epic Store Exclusivity Creates Kickstarter Controversy

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Right after their announcement at E3, development team has updated their Kickstarter page with new information to declare Epic Store exclusivity. What they explained as reason for their recent decision of changing outlet is given below.

We are happy to announce that Shenmue III for PC will be an Epic Games Store exclusive. Development for Shenmue III has been moving forward using Unreal Engine and the support we have received from Epic has been excellent. But most importantly, in looking for the most enjoyable experience on PC, it was decided together with Deep Silver after much discussion that the Epic Games Store would be the best distribution platform option.

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Apparently, it was publisher Deep Silver that pushed for Shenmue III exclusivity and their official statement of most enjoyable experience on PC being on EGS clearly shows how detached they are from players these days.

When they removed Metro Exodus from Steam earlier before launch to make it a timed exclusive at Epic Store, fans were enraged. They started review-bombing to plummet its overall score, which then took Steam to intervene and stop them.

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Official Kickstarter page of Ys Net is flooded with angry response from fans seeking either an explanation or their money back. Some pointed out that it was mentioned in early phase of campaign that they are to provide Steam keys for PC platform.

Even those who would purchase a physical copy would only have a box with a code in it that still need to be activated via Epic Store. Charging a $59.99 amount for a box that doesn't even come with a disc seems like a scheme to get some extra money.

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After Yu Suzuki launched the Kickstarter project looking for $2 million in funding back in 2015, it has been backed by nearly 70,000 people and raised over $6 million in a month, only so they can screw over players on PC four years later.

When you thought Epic Store exclusivity was the worst thing to happen to the game, Ys Net has denied granting any refunds for making this change, therefore leaving PC players with no option to either get their hard-earned money or preferred platform.

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Epic Games are definitely favoring developers by taking only 12% cut from sales rather than 30% and started a trend for exclusive games to incite competition but that is also leading studios into taking such controversial decisions.

A few months ago, Epic Games Store has bagged crowdfunded project Phoenix Point out of nowhere that was originally promised to launch on Steam but in that case, developers were generous enough to offer a refund to its backers at least.

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Denying request for refund was perhaps the most anti-consumer act from their part and maybe even led to some legal action, because ripping off people for their money with false pledges like this need some serious consequence enforced by law.

What happened as a result will now have people to be more suspicious before crowdfunding any project on Kickstarter. There is currently a Steam page for the game though but that is probably because they forgot to remove it.

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Epic may have given a hefty amount to Deep Silver and Ys Net for a store exclusivity deal like they did with Snapshot Games for having Phoenix Point. However, they should have considered how it would ruin reputation for both companies.

After years of development and a couple of delays, Shenmue III is finally all set to arrive on November 19 for PC and PlayStation 4. Only if they have kept promise of delivering Steam keys to backers, there would probably be a little less backlash.