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Showing posts with label Survival. Show all posts

Friday, August 9, 2019

No Man's Sky May Come to Nintendo Switch

Hello Games studio founder Sean Murray is interested to see No Man's Sky being ported on Nintendo Switch.

Even after having a disappointing launch on PC and PlayStation 4, developer/publisher Hello Games have managed to turn things around with action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky by delivering promised features through series of updates.

Soon, they are about to introduce enhanced multiplayer and VR support in latest major update Beyond for free. Lately, game director/studio founder Sean Murray talked about possible potential of a Nintendo Switch version of NMS.

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No Man's Sky May Come to Nintendo Switch

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When asked about a Switch port of their expansive sci-fi game in an interview, Sean Murray had the following to say.

It's super interesting, I love the Switch. We're obviously very focused on what we're doing right now, but we have done a lot of work for PSVR to optimize the game. So I'd be interested to see what's possible. But at the moment, we're just very focused on what we're doing right now.

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Rather than outright dismissing the idea, Murray interested in seeing a Switch version for No Man's Sky space epic. However, their hands are pretty tight at this moment working on frequently requested features and optimization.

Although many modern-day games may seem too complex for Nintendo handheld hardware, recent Switch port for The Witcher 3 of CD Projekt Red has proved that games with intense visual can run on the console considerably well.

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With their small team of developers, Hello Games is tirelessly working on making good on their word and what not. So, they can simply partner-up with another company with resources to handle Nintendo Switch release of NMS on their behalf.

On August 14, Beyond is launching to be available for all No Man's Sky players free of charge and seeing debut of retail disc for PS4 version. Stepping into Switch platform will be good idea for the game since it will gain more audience reach.

Ark: Genesis Season Pass Out Now

Studio Wildcard adds a new chapter in Ark: Survival Evolved with Genesis Season Pass, out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Fans of survival game genre has loved the idea of being stranded on an island full of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures for premise of 2017 action-adventure title Ark: Survival Evolved by developer/publisher Studio Wildcard.

To introduce a brand-new chapter of more Jurassic adventures for established lore of Ark, a two-part expansion pack included within Genesis Season Pass is already out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platform.

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Ark: Genesis Season Pass Out Now

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First chapter of Genesis is coming out on December 2019 and then on winter 2020, second part will become available. More story-based gameplay and all-new multiplayer mission are coming into your crafting and survival quest.

Season Pass owners can immediately access in-game cosmetic AI companion named HLN-A upon purchase. This helpful buddy-bot will follow you around narrating your action and perhaps even unveil secrets to Genesis.

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Exclusive HLN-A Cosmetic Pet

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HLN-A will have a full voiceover once both parts of Genesis eventually see launch to guide you through missions. Both chapters will feature varied biomes, crafting items, wild creatures to tame and unforeseen maps to explore.

New primeval creatures to debut are fire-shooting lava lizards, island-sized giant turtles and some shape-shifters. Start your journey with bare fists and then work your way up to having an army of these incredible beasts at your command.

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Giant Sea Turtle Boi

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Developers continue to add more DLC packs for Ark universe rather than working on issues even though a fraction of player community has been asking for load crash and server lag fixes, rest have accepted the game with its flaws.

Studio Wildcard however, claims to listen to their fan community and is working to improve Ark: Survival Evolved experience. Also, they don't currently have any plans to work on a sequel or at least, they are not on board just yet.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Vigor Comes to Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days

Free Play Days event on Xbox Live Gold offers free-to-play loot shooter game Vigor for free to their members.

Back in July 2019, developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive rolled out Update 0.9: Aid for their free-to-play loot shooter survival game Vigor on Xbox One console, which is currently available through Xbox Game Preview program.

Today, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate online services can take part in action for free on Free Play Days event that will begin on August 8, 12:01 AM PDT and will run until August 11, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Vigor Comes to Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days

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Now that the game just received a major content update, this is a better time than any to start building in a post-war Norway. Newest update has improved experience for gunplay and movement with dozens of more changes.

Also added are achievements, customizations, daily challenges, spectator mode, weapons skins and an in-game lobby. Don't forget to work on your Outlander savior rank by donating food to Charity Box for those who are less fortunate.

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When your time in Free Weekend is finally up, you can purchase Founder's Pack and continue playing. It will grant you advantage on progression, crates, extra rewards and all Crowns currency that you have bought previously.

Vigor is coming to see full-release on summer 2019 for Xbox One platform and is enhanced for Xbox One X as well. Those who wish to test out their hands on the title can get started with a two hour-long free trail anytime.

Friday, August 2, 2019

No Man's Sky: Beyond Update Release Date

Explore an infinite universe of No Man's Sky with VR support on its next major expansion update Beyond, out on August 14.

Last year, action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky saw massive improvement following launch of their NEXT update. Many in-game issues were resolved and developer/publisher Hello Games decided to move ahead with Beyond update.

Originally announced back in March 2019, upcoming free NMS update was scheduled to arrive in summer 2019. Game director, Sean Murray has recently revealed that Beyond will launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 14, 2019.

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No Man's Sky: Beyond Update Release Date

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Beyond is the biggest update from Hello Games that comes with enhanced multiplayer, VR support and more on August 14.




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Beyond will be a free expansion that includes three major updates within it and will introduce virtual reality support on PC and PS4. Players will be able to move around in short distances by teleporting throughout in-game world.

VR support will allow you to explore unforeseen alien planets in virtual reality from the cockpit of your starship. Feel free to casually interact with your non-VR online friends or your peers in multiplayer mode while you are at it.

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Otherwise, everything else will be experienced like a standard game but VR would make things much more immersive. New radical social and multiplayer experience in Online focuses on bringing travelers from different universes together.

Murray has assured that social features will not turn NMS into an MMO; neither player would require any subscription of some sorts. Also, Beyond update is free for all existing players and doesn't have any micro-transactions at all.

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Expanded Online Experience

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Despite some initial setbacks they initially saw at release, developers have redeemed themselves by delivering player community what were originally promised at launch and by the looks of it, things are now in a much better state.

Beyond is looking forward to unveil next chapter of No Man's Sky legacy very soon and reflects community feedback of NEXT update. That being said, Hello Games definitely will be aiming at something more ambitious in their forthcoming content plan.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Moonlighter and This War of Mine Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away two indie PC games, Moonlighter and This War of Mine for free this week.

It seems that giving out a free game every single week was not enough for Epic Games and so they decided to giveaway two games at once on their online distribution outlet Epic Games Store this time as announced last week.

For very first time, Epic Store will be giving out two indie titles for free today and anyone interested in bagging them can simply add these games to their collection with a free account anytime before August 2, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Moonlighter and This War of Mine Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Players can pick up PC version of action role-playing title Moonlighter and war survival game This War of Mine on EGS, both hailing from indie developer and publisher 11 bit studios yet appeals to different range of audiences for their themes.

Because of the latter among two freebies are M-Rated, it would likely to restrict younger players from accessing it for Parental Controls feature and therefore, a PEGI-18 game was added to lineup for players of all ages.

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Moonlighter sends you on an adventurous journey of discovering priceless treasures by going in other dimensions and realms as a shopkeeper from a small village of Rynoka, in hopes of becoming a hero through rogue-like gameplay.

Step into a ravaged city playing This War of Mine, where players take on a group of civilians and ensure their survival by seeking food, medicine and shelter. Other than that, you have to be on a lookout for scavengers and snipers take your survivors out.

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Though both titles offered at Epic Store are from different genre, they do worth the same amount of $7.99 only. At least, some who would miss out one for Parental Controls need not to be grumpy thinking they got a lesser game or something.

Next week, Epic Games Store intend to give two new titles, psychological thriller title Alan Wake from Remedy Entertainment and medieval action fighting game For Honor from Ubisoft for their free game promotions on August 2, 2019.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Vigor Update 0.9: Aid Comes to Xbox One

Update 0.9: Aid is coming to upcoming free-to-play loot shooter survival game Vigor in July for Xbox One.

Currently looking forward to a summer 2019 release window, developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive has been working on improving experience for their upcoming free-to-play loot shooter game Vigor on Xbox One platform.

Available via Xbox Game Preview program, developers are planning to drop one last major content update before launch. Bohemia will be rolling out Update 0.9: Aid in this July and offers an early closer look at what's coming.

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Vigor Update 0.9: Aid Comes to Xbox One

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Developers are keeping tabs on community feedback and responding to reports of unsteady shooting, they improved its gunplay. Now that it has been patched, you should be having more fun with your weapons at hand and rely on them more.

Some animations and interactions are also reworked as to go with more weapons configuration for a better experience. Lately, a new feature called Random Duos was added to this survival game for finding out fellow Outlanders to partner up.

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Spectator Mode Added

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Update 0.9 is aiming to introduce a spectator mode to let you run over what went wrong once you are killed. Back when people used to play Vigor in early phase, they had no leads on what to do but now, there will be a new tutorial to offer help.

Player complaints about in-game currency Crowns are taken into account and soon they would likely to get customization items. Finally, there would be Outlander's shop in-game to acquire backpack, headgear, uniforms and much more.

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In-Game Outlander Shop

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When the title sees a full free-to-play release this summer, Founders will get advantage over newcomers in terms of progression. As extra rewards, they will receive all previously purchased Crowns, various crates depending on their current levels and Founder's shirt.

Update 0.9 is surely packing biggest changes that will make your survival in a post-war Norway more intense than ever. Courtesy of Xbox Game Preview, player can have a two hour-long free trail of Vigor on Xbox One and it is enhanced for Xbox One X as well.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Fortnite X John Wick: Wick's Bounty Limited Time Mode

Baba Yaga steps into battle royale and bounty hunters are on his tail in Fortnite X John Wick limited time mode "Wick's Bounty".

Although online battle royale game Fortnite mostly gained popularity among masses because of its free-to-play economy, it had some major crossover events with big-name franchises like Avengers that only gave it a signal boost.

In their recent arrangement, developer/publisher Epic Games have launched a limited time mode for Fortnite Battle Royale titled "Wick's Bounty" that invites everyone's favorite deadly assassin John Wick, nicknamed "Baba Yaga".

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Fortnite X John Wick: Wick's Bounty Limited Time Mode

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To kick-start this John Wick-themed event, a brief trailer is launched as well to make things exciting for players.




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The teaser opens with Reaper walking into an alleyway with his gun while tossing a gold coin and a shadow approaches from other side, which turns out to be Mr. Wick and these two starts shooting each other before it ends.

A contract is placed on him by The High Table and you are to complete challenges by taking out every other rivals till last-man-standing for gold tokens but these tokens would be given as a bounty to players who eliminates you.

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Wick’s Bounty Free Rewards

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Scoring more kills gets you more gold and it makes you more visible to map, putting a target on you. Collecting most amount of gold can put you on map for everyone to see too but you can respawn only three times during this LTM.

Aside from bonus XP, you can earn free rewards like Boogeyman Wrap, Gold Token Back Bling and One Shot Glider. Get John Wick Set from Item Shop that comes with John Wick Outfit and a Simple Sledge Pickaxe modeled to his iconic hammer.

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John Wick Set

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What many have been pointing out upon launch of Wick's Bounty is that Fortnite always had a bearded character wearing suit, which pretty much akin to Mr. Wick and players even refer him to as "John Wick" since the beginning.

Epic Games probably wanted their own version of Baba Yaga back then and designed the real John Wick to be more serious-looking than his cartoonish and less cool counterpart to help people differentiate between them.

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In 2014, actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) starred in neo-noir action thriller movie John Wick that eventually became a franchise after the movie became an instant hit, releasing two more sequels; John Wick: Chapter 2 and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.

Also, if you are a fan of John Wick, you can check out action focused strategy game John Wick Hex and even pre-order it now. Courtesy of "Epic Mega Sale", owning PC version of the game on Epic Games Store will cost you only $7.19.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Minecraft Creator Notch Excluded from Anniversary Event by Microsoft

Microsoft is excluding Minecraft creator from 10 Year Anniversary events for his comments and opinions on social media.

Aside from being the creator of sandbox game Minecraft, Swedish game developer Markus "Notch" Persson is known to his fans for sharing various opinions on social media, which are considered very controversial by mainstream media.

Recently, decision of not including "Notch" in their upcoming 10-year anniversary celebrations is revealed by Microsoft, because they believe his public comments and opinions on Twitter are too toxic for being associated with their name.

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Minecraft Creator Notch Excluded from Anniversary Event by Microsoft

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This news came out only a short while after reference to Persson has been secretly wiped out from in-game loading screen. Neither Microsoft nor Mojang wants to side with him due to his controversial opinions, according to a spokesperson.

Microsoft has purchased ownership of its IP along with Mojang studio back in 2014 for $2.5 billion. Many claims that "Notch" has become unstable following this payout and constantly promotes his view on social and political issues on Twitter.

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Whatever personal opinion Persson shares in an open space is entirely his own viewpoint and any company or person may not agree to that. However, Microsoft has decided to wipe his name off his own creation and not to invite him to its celebration in this case.

Debuted as an indie game back in 2009, Minecraft has gained popularity among gamers and now boasts an average of 91 million players per month. It is officially the second best-selling video game of all time right after Tetris.