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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add No Man's Sky

Xbox Game Pass to add No Man's Sky next month for Game Pass Ultimate members on PC and consoles.

Though initially failed to live up to hype at launch, multiplayer action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky from developer/publisher Hello Games has eventually made a significant progress over past few years and lived up to its promises.

Ahead of June 2020, game director Sean Murray announces to add NMS to Xbox Game Pass for upcoming lineup of next month. Members on PC and Xbox One platform can jump on board very soon for some exciting planetary exploration.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add No Man's Sky

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NMS allows players to explore a procedurally generated massive open-world and venture through several quintillions of planets. You can join many interstellar voyagers during your journey and join together to survive or trade.

In terms of content, No Man's Sky saw a complete overhaul following launch of NEXT update, which coincided with its Xbox One release. After adding multiplayer feature, Hello Games improved the experience with Beyond update.

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There has been a steady supply of free content update that included further adjustments, bug-fixes and much more on a regular basis. Most recently, Living Ship update arrived in February and Exo Mech update was rolled in during April.

Now that Xbox Game Pass has amassed over 10 million active members, indie studio Hello Games wants them to explore an infinite universe of No Man's Sky across both platforms while they prepare more updates to release in future.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Minecraft Celebrates 11th Anniversary, Hits 200 Million Sales

On 11th Anniversary, Minecraft has reportedly sold over 200 million copies and 126 million players monthly.

Being one of the most influential video games of all time, sandbox survival game Minecraft has turned 11 years old recently and developer/publisher Mojang Studios decided to celebrate this occasion by releasing a few impressive numbers.

Most recently, Mojang has overhauled their brand with new logo, a brand-new trailer, changed their official name and even revealed an impressive overall sales numbers for Minecraft that has surpassed more than 200 million copies.

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Minecraft Celebrates 11th Anniversary, Hits 200 Million Sales

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Last year during this time on its tenth anniversary, Mojang's popular block builder title has sold over 176 million copies at that time. This clearly indicates that a staggering 24 million more copies of Minecraft were sold in last year alone.

According to reports, 126 million people are actively playing Minecraft every month across multiple platforms. There has been a 25% increase in player count for past few months and multiplayer sessions have increased by 40%.

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Now that many schools were forced to shut down because of COVID-19 outbreak, Minecraft: Education Edition was made free until June to help students learn through engagement, which has been downloaded 50 million times since launch.

Mojang also partnered up with UNDP for a campaign to share COVID-19 prevention guidance provided by World Health Organization via BlockDown Simulator free map for Minecraft: Java Edition to teach kids policies of social distancing.

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Minecraft: Dungeons Coming to Xbox Game Pass

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This year, Minecraft Earth was launched worldwide and RTX update beta was rolled out for PC version in association with Nvidia. Later this month, Minecraft: Dungeons will be joining Xbox Game Pass service and other platforms on May 26.

For entirety of 2019, Minecraft has dominated video-sharing platform YouTube with an astounding 100.2 billion views. It even surpassed Fortnite in popularity and views when YT's creator Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg joined the party.

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As part of their re-branding, Mojang Studios has revealed an updated logo ahead of Minecraft's birthday.




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Due to recent global crisis of Coronavirus pandemic, many are staying at home and logging into online multiplayer games. Amidst this tough time, people are relying on Minecraft to escape from day-to-day boredom of staying indoors.

Minecraft continues to dominate over gaming sphere by bringing more people closer than ever to cultivate our waning social connections between friends and families in the middle of a challenging time like ongoing year 2020.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Vigor Season 3: Rivals Live Now

Ally with or stand against your Rivals in Outlands as Season 3 of free-to-play loot shooter game Vigor is live on Xbox One.

In a continued effort to add more of what was promised before launch, developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive is regularly updating free-to-play multiplayer shooter game Vigor for all of their new and old players on Xbox One console.

Diving into third Battle Pass season, Outlanders of post-war Norway are finally getting some of their long-requested items, new seasonal game mode and of course, a bunch of improvements to make everyone's experience better than before.

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Vigor Season 3: Rivals Live Now

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Season 3: Rivals kicks-in a rising tension among faction of society if life was not hard enough in Outlands already. There are lawless hooligans that run amok like crazy and then there are a few organized groups that fights against them.

In this time of great distress, you can either show allegiance to gangs of bandits or thugs to roam freely as you please, pick up your civil dress and guns opposing this unbalanced chaos or just stand aside watching your own back.

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Rivals of Outlands

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Rivals is introducing brand-new seasonal game mode Shootout while keeping its common Encounters. However, more focus is put on fierce shooting among parties to score kill-points in a small area within Sawmill map instead of looting.

Shootout matches will determine your victory based on skills and this seems like a great opportunity for seasoned Outlanders. Either you can try out something new this time or try improving your gunplay in combat situations.

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Rivals Battle Pass

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An exclusive inclusion of Rivals season, these small rounds will reward players with food and XP for Battle Pass. New type of gunfight needs a few firearms to spice things up and therefore, three new silenced weapons are added for stealth.

MP5-K SD3 submachine gun are suited for close quarters battles, PSS sidearm pistol are nice for ambush and SVU rifles are for expert marksmen, all of these are available for silent assault in standard skins and customizable variants.

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Trio of Silenced Weapons

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Surviving in a harsh environment of post-war Norway can be hard for many but now is a time when real-world is in a tough spot due to recent worldwide outbreak of Coronavirus and Outlanders can do their part by staying indoors.

In order to help, Bohemia Interactive dev team has come up with a special Stay Safe Charity Pack featuring an exclusive surgical mask, which will be available for $1.99 only at Microsoft Store to help out local healthcare relief efforts.

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Stay Safe Charity Pack

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Finally, fans are getting their much requested facewear collection that ranges from beanie to fancy goalie mask. You can rely on a few consumables such as caffeine tablets to boost stamina following airdrop and iodine tablets to fight radiation.

You require a minimum amount of progress in Battle Pass season to get plans for these newest consumables. Activities like avenging a fallen partner, becoming a threat or eradicate all threat of Outlands can help you with that by awarding XP.

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New Handy Consumables

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Players can choose from a wide variety of character customizations, which would reflect their preference much clearly to public. Whether you are a fresher or a veteran, your choices and gameplay style will eventually matter in the end.

Battle Pass for Vigor Season 3: Rivals brings many new additions and developers are awaiting community feedback. Bohemia also announced a Nintendo Switch version of the game in latest episode of Nintendo Direct Mini back in March.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

No Man's Sky: Exo Mech Update Live Now

Hello Games adds massive mechs for No Man's Sky in latest Exo Mech free update to explore hostile planetary surfaces.

In latest series of free expansion updates, developer/publisher Hello Games have constantly been adding many features and improvement to make your interstellar journey interesting in multiplayer action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky.

Their most recent free content update titled "Exo Mech" is rolling out today on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, adding a brand-new Exocraft along with a couple of quality of life improvements for an ever-expansive galaxy of NMS.

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No Man's Sky: Exo Mech Update Live Now

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Hello Games showcases key-features of No Man's Sky: Exo Mech update in a newly released official trailer.




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After adding "living organic spaceship" and VR support lately, No Man's Sky has given players a means to stomping around alien world in giant mechs that are designed to protect them from extreme temperatures and toxic atmosphere.

Newest debutant Minotaur joins existing roster of Colossus Nomad, Pilgrim and Roamer Exocrafts. These suits have advanced movement capabilities and can also be pretty handy when it comes to gathering resources for research.

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Hybrid Exocraft Walkers

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PlayStation and Steam VR players are in for a satisfying experience jumping into cockpit of these mechanical walkers and stomping around. Minotaur has a powerful jetpack that allows it to fly across various terrains faster than on feet.

There are multiple display panels inside it with weapons for defense outside and you can call your mechs from orbiting freighter. These Exos come along with built-in solar panel technology that helps recharging engines and improved scanning.

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Detailed VR Cockpit

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Hello Games have tirelessly worked on improving NMS from its launch state in recent years and fans are really appreciating their hard work. Living up to their promises to players, dev team has no intention to stop anytime soon as well.

No Man's Sky started taking larger steps towards greater goals following release of Beyond update back in August 2019. Exo Mech update is just another stepping stone in an ongoing effort to deliver a better game to player community.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

No Man's Sky: Living Ship Update Live Now

Latest free update Living Ship for No Man's Sky lets you grow and hatch your own organic, sentient spaceship.

Last year was truly amazing for multiplayer action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky with its groundbreaking release of free expansion updates Beyond and Synthesis for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One player community.

To continue delivering more content frequently in 2020, developer/publisher Hello Games launches their latest free update Living Ship on all available platforms, adding new ship class, story mission, space NPC and more.

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No Man's Sky: Living Ship Update Live Now

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A brand-new trailer launched by Hello Games showcases key-elements of No Man's Sky: Living Ship update.




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Latest update makes debut of a new class of starship to add to your fleet, which are actually sentient creatures known as Living Ship. They are organic entities who can grow in variations and are capable to take you to interstellar voyages.

In a series of story missions called "Starbirth", players can head over to ancient Korvax experiments to unlock secrets about their origin and those who want to raise one of them should visit to Space Anomaly collecting Void Egg.

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New Sentient Starship Class

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These biological ships have their own fleshy technologies and can be upgraded with organic materials. Each one of them should be hatched and nurtured to grow your custom ship with hyperdrive or tentacle covered cockpit.

Living Ship update makes an ever so expansive NMS a lot more creepy yet interesting than it already is. While scouting through star systems, there might be rare space encounters with new and strange objects or dangerous lifeforms.

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Rare Space Encounters

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During your travel to endless space, you may very well come across some NPCs and stop by to say hello to them. Many of them are just merchants who want to see if you are interested in buying something or maybe are looking for help.

Upon release, No Man's Sky was a huge disappointment to players because of repetitive gameplay and missing features. Hello Games dropped several free updates since then and NMS has truly become what they originally promised.

Friday, February 14, 2020

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition Announced

Ahead of Steam release, developer Undead Labs announces major free update State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition.

Living up to its 2013 predecessor title State of Decay, open-world zombie survival game State of Decay 2 from developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios is currently heading towards some major gameplay changes.

Today, dev team has announced State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition, an upcoming major free content update that will expand upon existing version with new content and add improvements for all players on Windows PC and Xbox One.

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State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition Announced

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In a latest official trailer, some major visual and gameplay changes of Juggernaut Edition are briefly highlighted.




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State of Decay 2 campaign mode is much more than just fighting zombies and there is much more to do. Entirety of post-tutorial section has been rebuilt to coach survivors in many key-elements like base-building and such.

Players will be able to explore a newly added open-world map in logging town of Providence Ridge and set up camp there. Heavy melee weapons like axe and sledgehammer will offer advantage in combat against undead enemies.

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Providence Ridge Map

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With enhanced lighting and optimization, remastered graphics aims to provide better visuals. Reflecting on feedback from community, slight changes in control scheme are introduced by separating commands for dodge and stealth.

Previously released add-on Independence Pack, Daybreak Pack and State of Decay 2: Heartland will all be part of Juggernaut Edition as well. Aside from gameplay bugs and fixes, audio experience is improved and more tracks are included.

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Heavy Melee Weapon

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Those who already purchased these DLC packs are eligible to receive exclusive in-game items on its launch day by simply logging in. You can place your pre-order now to join in a group of six million survivors for biggest SoD experience ever.

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition is scheduled to arrive for Microsoft Store, Steam and Xbox Game Pass on March 13, 2020. From day one, players will have cross-play support for co-op zombie-killing adventure over all platforms.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Vigor Season 2: Hunters Live Now

Hunters arrive into Outlands as Season 2 of free-to-play loot shooter title Vigor goes live on Xbox One.

With arrival of a new season, developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive is planning to make it easy for Outlanders to keep track of progress in free-to-play multiplayer shooter game Vigor as they released Update 2.0: Hunters on Xbox One.

Season 2 will be introducing some changes in Battle Pass system for better as in past, only most dedicated players would have unlocked all great rewards in Battle Pass but now they are made more accessible due to players' feedback.

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Vigor Season 2: Hunters Live Now

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After recent inclusion of Preppers in post-war Norway, a new deadly class of survivors known as Hunters is added. Some of them are expert at tracking their prey, few can aim for absolute accuracy and many are just good at looting.

Most common weapon that Hunters usually prefer carrying is a crossbow, which is designed for single shot kills. Also, legendary weapon Mosin–Nagant rifle from Xbox Game Preview period is making a return for this hunting season.

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Season 2 Tools & Weapons

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An expert tracker doesn't rely on any scopes and often times they fool others using fake glint tool to reflect sunlight for distraction. Even camping within bushes is no longer safe for any Outlanders when one carries a portable signal detector.

First blood Hunters can show their pride using themed full-body uniform, emote, headwear and weapon skins through latest customization options. Aside from Battle Pass season, changes were made to in-game store following Update 1.2.1.

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Hunters Battle Pass

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Bohemia Interactive is focusing more on gameplay stability and players can keep track of all changes on changelog from title screen directly. Price point for cosmetic items was reduced recently to make them easily obtainable for players.

Vigor Update 2.0: Hunters have worked out some shooting mechanism like bullet penetration, damage over distance etc. To keep tabs on Update Preview program, you can keep an eye on regular streams of associate partners.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Fortnite Getting New Creative Mode Liferun

Epic Games to add new Creative mode game Liferun for Fortnite, which will debut shortly at PAX South.

Aside from its lesser known survival-shooter game mode Save the World and free-to-play battle royale, Fortnite added a Creative mode in late 2018 that allows players freedom to freely build arena and even new games modes.

Reportedly, developer/publisher Epic Games will include a new Creative mode titled "Liferun" for Fortnite where people will get busy saving lives instead of getting kills and it will be first showcased shortly at PAX South 2020.

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Fortnite Getting New Creative Mode Liferun

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Players will be taking on roles of heroic Red Cross workers and race to save lives in golf carts through maps in four different missions. In a recent partnership with International Red Cross, this mode is developed by Team Evolve.

Liferun gets officially revealed between January 17 and January 19 at PAX South, San Antonio, Texas. Renowned streamers DrLupo, Lachlan and ONE_shot_GURL will be right there to play the game directly from convention.

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On Twitter, user ShiinaBR has shared some images from upcoming brand-new custom game mode "Liferun".



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Epic Games have yet to announce whether or not Creative mode Liferun will be a limited time collaboration/crossover event or here to stay as a permanent addition to Fortnite but we can expect it to last for a few weeks at least.

While some players are whining about Season 1 of Fortnite Chapter 2 being too long since it will run until February 2020 and no content update coming before next season, a new Creative mode is actually a breath of fresh air for many.