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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed, Gameplay Reveal Coming Soon

Release date for Mafia: Definitive Edition is delayed to September 2020 due to Coronavirus outbreak.

After an accidental leak from Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee revealed rating for Mafia II and Mafia III "Definitive Edition" back in April, an official trailer for remastered Mafia Trilogy came out, followed by August 2020 release window.

In May 2020, Definitive Edition for Mafia II and Mafia III were made available for major gaming platforms with Mafia: Definitive Edition set to arrive on August 28, which has now been delayed until September 25, due to COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed, Gameplay Reveal Coming Soon

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Amidst a global pandemic of Coronavirus, meeting any deadlines have become increasingly challenging for even big-name companies but developers are still committed to take time and deliver an updated experience they promised earlier.

People who were truly looking forward to first game of critically-acclaimed crime action-adventure trilogy of Mafia series for years will have to wait a little longer now but they can get a look at its improved gameplay by end of this month.

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In a recent post, official Twitter handle for Mafia games announced an unfortunate delay in development.


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Mafia: Definitive Edition dev team strongly believes that to stay true to their word and not sacrificing quality, a little delay is necessary. Players would surely be appreciative of a smooth experience rather than a rushed product with bugs.

Though games getting pushed back are nothing new in gaming industry, recent pandemic of COVID-19 has made it so common these days. Despite having some disappointment over this, fans tend to be understanding towards companies.

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Although release for Mafia Remastered is postponed, an extended gameplay will be revealed on July 22, 2020.




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In a growing trend of bringing back old classics, developer Hangar 13 and publisher 2K Games have attempted to revive original Mafia, retelling its story with advanced motion capture, enhanced visuals and gameplay improvements.

Mafia: Definitive Edition will launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 25, re-imagining iconic crime saga of protagonist Tommy Angelo getting full remake treatment with enhanced graphics, new scripts and much more.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Horizon Zero Dawn Regional Price for PC Rise Due to VPN Abuse

Regional prices for Horizon Zero Dawn pre-order has gone up on PC due to VPN abuse from first-world country.

Now that 2017 action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn is finally coming to PC via Epic Games Store and Steam, players who never played it are really excited to experience the former PlayStation 4-exclusive in August 2020.

However, pre-order price for Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition for Windows PC platform has radically increased in several countries due to many people trying to purchase their copies from different regions through VPN abuse.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Regional Price for PC Rise Due to VPN Abuse

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In some select countries, players on PC enjoys a lesser price for digital games and people trying to purchase HZD from different regions have now caused regional price to gone up significantly in Argentina, China, Brazil, Mexico and Russia.

Recently shared in threads on ResetEra and Reddit, players from affected countries decided to address this important issue and detailed how such practice from people in rich countries can actually hurt others from less fortunate territories.

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ResetEra member Hikari_Ryu expressed frustration over VPN abuse to purchase game from other regions.

I know there's a thread about HZD coming to steam, but this is more about regional pricing and how people from rich countries can screw over poor counties by taking advantages of it.

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When pre-order for Horizon Zero Dawn became available on Steam, it was originally priced 539 pesos in Argentina, an equivalent of $7.62. Within next 24 hours or so, that price point has reached to 2100 pesos, which equals to $93.82.

Argentina and many other countries face high inflation numbers every year, making hardware more expensive than Western territories. Only good thing they have in terms of gaming is competent regional prices that people are abusing now.

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Many people lining up to buy the game cheap using VPN has apparently encouraged Sony to shot up its overall retail price. Whereas prices are drastically raised in Argentina by 289%, there was a 357% increase in Turkey and 301% for Russia.

Horizon Zero Dawn from developer Guerrilla Games is debuting on PC next month and will be published by PlayStation Mobile. Players will get their hands on Horizon base game, Frozen Wilds DLC expansion and all downloadable content.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Horizon Zero Dawn PC Release Date

Guerrilla Games shows-off latest features and improvements for PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn, releasing August 7.

In a totally unexpected marketing move, Hermen Hulst of Worldwide Studios officially confirmed back in March that 2017 action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn is getting a PC port and is scheduled to arrive on summer 2020.

In a recent announcement, developer Guerrilla Games has revealed that Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition priced $49.99 only will be released on August 7, 2020, for Windows PC platform via Epic Games Store and Steam.

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Horizon Zero Dawn PC Release Date

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Guerrilla Games released a new trailer showcasing key-features for PC version of HZD: Complete Edition.




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You can tell that Guerrilla Games really know their PC audience very well by taking a brief look at the trailer as they focus on options menu rather than gameplay or story and swinging those beautiful display sliders to entice eager fans.

Complete Edition for Horizon includes its base game with Frozen Wilds expansion pack and bunch of PC specific features like some major graphical enhancements, ultra-wide screen support, unlocked frame-rate and much more.

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Horizon Zero Dawn on PC also offers control options, benchmarking tool and graphical customization. A number of options for adjusting anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering are added but there will be no ray-tracing support.

HZD: Complete Edition allows you to change the field of view to a maximum of 100 degrees on PC. Players can enjoy higher frame-rates than console and resolutions up to native 4k depending on their hardware specification.

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Horizon features a strong female character named Aloy, a young hunter from Nora tribe who ventures through an open-world in an epic journey to uncover a mystery and fights off various mechanical beasts in a post-apocalyptic future.

Horizon Zero Dawn was formerly launched as a PlayStation 4-exclusive title that has sold over 10 million copies so far by February 2019. A sequel, Horizon Forbidden West has been revealed for PlayStation 5 with a 2021 release window.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

CD Projekt Red has scrapped wall-running gameplay feature for Cyberpunk 2077 due to design reasons.

Even after a series of delays, upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 remains one of the most-anticipated releases of developer/publisher CD Projekt Red for this year on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

CDPR has teased a bunch of gameplay aspects of CP2077 in a recent Night City Wire broadcast stream and there was a wall-running feature previously shown in a demo that seem to have been removed from current build of the game.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

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Following recent gameplay showcase, some players noticed that some core mechanics like driving and shooting feels more off. While newly introduced Braindance mode seemed really impressive, one particular element got cut out.

It was revealed during a recent interview with Cyberpunk 2077 level designer Max Pears that player characters will not have the ability to run on walls as indicated in early videos and it has since been removed due to "design reasons".

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An extended gameplay reveal video from Gamescom 2018 showed mercenary V putting wall-running ability into use. Pears states, although vertical traversal is now removed, players will still have plenty of flexibility in your movement.

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently set to arrive on November 17, 2020 for all current-gen consoles and Windows PC. A free backward compatibility upgrade for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be released by CD Projekt Red this holiday season.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Braindance Mode, Customization and Player Choice

CD Projekt sheds light on Red Braindance gameplay, cybernetic modifications and player choice in Cyberpunk 2077.

Instead of a September release, upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 has now been delayed to November 19, 2020 by developer/publisher CD Projekt Red as they keep polishing and optimizing their most ambitious project yet.

In first broadcast of Night City Wire episode, CDPR has revealed in-depth details of new gameplay features, shades light on levels of character customization and varied player choices to explore in expansive open-world of CP2077.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Braindance Mode, Customization and Player Choice

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CD Projekt Red debuts a brand-new trailer titled "The Gig", showcasing gameplay and story of CP2077.




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In latest "The Gig" trailer, CDPR shows a vibrant side of Night City from prologue section of the game. V starts off a mercenary career by teaming-up with a thief named Jackie Welles and their adventure will lead to series of consequences.

They come across street-smart netrunner T-Bug and a fixer named Dexter Deshawn, who assigns them to steal a prototype biochip that belongs to Arasaka Corporation and they screw up so hard that Johnny Silverhand had to show up.

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Adam Smasher
For a brief glance, a brand-new enemy character is shown in latest trailer named Adam Smasher. He took body modification and cybernetic implants to next level and has almost become a cyborg with ties to Arasaka Corporation.

Adam is originated from Cyberpunk Red pen-and-paper game by creator Mike Pondsmith and player character will face-off against this 9-feet-tall metal man in a brawl at some point if they choose to pursue corporate storyline from start.

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The Badlands
One of the seven districts of Night City known as Badlands is where you would meet V's partner in crime, Jackie Welles. Together, you will attempt to acquire a rumored chip of immortality from Arasaka Corp. on behalf of Dexter Deshawn.

People will come across many factions and gangs while scouring through these areas to engage in side-quests. CDPR dev team has hinted of encountering many challenges in an open-world and having Mad Max-style sandbox gameplay action.

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Braindance Mode
Braindance gameplay segment begins with tech savvy Mox gang member Judy Alvarez showing V how to navigate through its neural tech how to relive past events and memories of a person using a video-editing software like interface.

V can access recorded memories of non-player characters using BD tech, another concept taken from Cyberpunk tabletop game. You can see through eyes of an NPC or in third-person to give you a better view of surrounding environment.

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Braindance feature is useful to scan area details for clues and may come in handy to solve various puzzles. Recordings will have separate layers for audio and visuals with additional data of adjacent background of a particular scene.

BD tech will turn players into an advanced security camera as described by quest designers Pawel Sasko. Braindance is a brilliant way to include puzzles into CP2077 and CD Projekt Red has spent enough time to add more of them.

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Customization and Player Choice
Before beginning your journey in Night City, customization for mercenary protagonist V begins at character creator with base body type. You can pick up masculine or feminine voice and nitty-gritty features like markings, tattoos etc.

We now live in a world where almost everything is heavily focused on individuality and you can even adjust body features like private parts. Your appearance and cybernetic modifications is your identity in a near-distant future of Cyberpunk.

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CD Projekt Red has added 17 eyes, 8 eyebrows, 35 hairstyles, 17 jaw and mouths, 3 nipple types, 2 penis size and types, 6 skin types, 11 piercings, 5 pubic hair styles and only 1 vagina option to let you customize your sexy body parts.

Moreover, there will be varieties for blemishes, cyberware, eye makeup, scars, tattoos and types of teeth option. There are three presets and a random character generator alongside numbered options of various customisations.

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One of the available life paths from Corpo, Nomad and Street Kid will start setting a backstory that shapes your legacy. As you keep making progress, you will discover an unending appeal for cybernetic modifications that help you level up.

Previous options like Netrunner from Cyberpunk 2077 deep dive is seemingly removed from current build of the game. Each available class will have a set opening and different dialogue options that will surely affect your playthrough.

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More you get access to spreading perk trees, your hacking skills will get better or brute strength will increase. Cyberware allows V's body to be outfitted with enhancement and weaponry for further alteration to impact your playthrough.

There are mods to let you hack into tech to know camera and enemy positions within a room, which helps a lot for stealth play. Or you can install wire-like whips via Monowire that gives you an edge in melee combats during any encounter.

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Night City is divided into many districts that houses different factions like corporation shills, street gangs or even wastelanders trying to survive. Many of them will come across V as friends or enemies depending on your dialogue and choices.

While interacting with a gang, you can try and attack them to steal from them or pay up to avoid trouble. Not every situation gives you enough response time to rethink your decisions and you have to rely on instinct for most part.

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Even when conflict becomes unavoidable, Cyberpunk 2077 gives you more than one way out based on your skill sets. V can eventually turn into a tank with enough reflexes or choose to wield firearms and melee weapons in a fight.

Those who prefer a stealthier approach can focus developing Cool skill tree and become master of hacking. V will be controlling cameras, distract enemies, turn their device on them, making a weapon malfunction or just explode a grenade.

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
CD Projekt Red has been working on a brand-new anime show based on Cyberpunk universe titled Cyberpunk: Edgerunners in association with Netflix and Studio Trigger, which they have revealed in a surprise announcement today.

Though no glimpse of upcoming Netflix series is shown yet, Edgerunners will focus on new characters within Cyberpunk world. Studio Trigger has previously worked on Darling and the Franxx, Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia.

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The Gig is just the tip of an iceberg that Cyberpunk 2077 is building within its in-game world and only teases its opening. More gameplay mechanics are expected to be discussed in future episodes of Night City Wire prior release of CP2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 will see release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. Following next-gen console launch, this holiday season, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will receive backward compatibility upgrade for free.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition Free Now

WB Games is offering DC superhero brawler Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition for free on PC, PS4 and Xbox until June 26.

Assembling a roster of finest heroes and villains from DC Comics, developer NetherRealm Studios created a parallel alternate universe for 2.5D fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us, which follows a narrative-driven campaign.

For a limited time, NetherRealm is giving away free copies of Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360 platforms, which you can add to your online collection anytime before June 26, 2020.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition Free Now

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After being tricked by The Joker in a twisted plot, Superman end up killing Lois Lane and it destroys Metropolis in a nuclear explosion. Driven mad from his loss, Big Blue kills off Clown Price of Crime and becomes a ruthless tyrant.

Some members of Justice League and villains joined his totalitarian side while others were killed for opposing his idea. Batman creates an Insurgency to fight against this "One Earth Regime" with heroes from a parallel universe for a war.

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Players on Xbox One can enjoy it through backward compatibility after claiming it from Xbox 360 store. Injustice follows a gameplay mechanic similar to 2011 rebooted Mortal Kombat from publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Although there has been no official announcement of Injustice Ultimate Edition free giveaway, WB is probably trying to promote upcoming "Fandome" event on August 22, where WB Games is likely to reveal Batman: Court of Owls game.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free on GOG for Previous Players

GOG is tossing a free copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PC to anyone who already owns a copy on any other platform.

It was only last month when 2015 critically-acclaimed action role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released by Polish developer/publisher CD Projekt for all major platforms, which has sold more than 50 million copies till date.

CDPR being always generous to customers is currently offering PC version of Witcher 3 for anyone to claim from GOG storefront who owns a copy of the game on GOG Galaxy 2.0 client software until June 23, 4:00 AM PT/7:00 AM EDT.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free on GOG for Previous Players

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As long as you have a purchased copy of The Witcher 3 on known outlets like Epic Games Store, Origin or Steam, there will be no problem to claim it on GOG, which also includes digital comic-book, original soundtracks and much more.

You are still eligible for a giveaway copy even you have played it on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, except for Nintendo Switch console. Players on Switch unfortunately got the short end of this stick due to lack of integration of their platform.

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Those who bought The Witcher 3 base game or Game of the Year Edition will be receiving that same edition. If someone already owns a copy on GOG and another on a different platform, they can get a code to share with a friend.

CD Projekt Red always appreciates supporting fans and recent free giveaway of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a nice way to express that. So, add a copy to your online library anyway whether or not you intend to play it on PC anytime soon.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Persona 4: Golden Breaks Steam Player Count and Sales Record

PC version of Persona 4: Golden breaks record as most played JRPG of all-time and high sales on Steam.

Last week, PC version of acclaimed role-playing game Persona 4: Golden was announced and released during PC Gaming Show 2020 on June 13, 2020, a few days after developer Atlus created a brand-new creator page on Steam.

Even though P4: Golden came out nearly a decade ago, Persona fans were very excited to have a port for the JRPG classic on Windows PC, which broke record for number of player count and sales, according to reports from Steam Charts.

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Persona 4: Golden Breaks Steam Player Count and Sales Record

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Spotted by a Resetera user, P4G has amassed a total of 29,984 concurrent players only a day after its Steam debut on June 14, breaking record of Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition as most concurrently played non-MMO JRPG of all-time.

Persona 4: Golden is currently listed as a top-seller game on Steam, globally sitting at number 3 position. Almost 30% of its overall player base has already cleared up their first in-game dungeon, showing great interest at the game.

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Atlus communications manager, Ari Advincula has stated in an interview from earlier this year that a Nintendo Switch version of Persona 5 is possible only if players keep voicing their demands to Atlus and show full support.

Many fans then took Twitter to trend new hashtag #BreakFreePersona, pleading to Atlus for releasing ports of Persona games to Switch console and thus, breaking Sony's long-running authority over a widely beloved JRPG franchise.

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Majority of Persona series fans have always showed a positive response towards its old and new ports. Now that P4: Golden has arrived on Steam; its success can inspire Atlus to bring more ports other than Persona games to PC.

When a leaked listing on SteamDB has revealed news of Persona 4: Golden getting a PC release earlier, there was another rumor for Persona 3 Portable coming to Steam as well, which has yet to be officially confirmed by developer Atlus.