Showing posts with label Survival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Survival. Show all posts

Thursday, July 23, 2020

State of Decay 3 Announced

Undead Labs announces State of Decay 3 today at Xbox Games Showcase, releasing on PC and Xbox Series X.

Following two consecutive releases in last two console generation, developer Undead Labs hinted for a return to zombie survival franchise State of Decay for a third game a month after launching State of Decay 2 back in 2018.

In a surprise revelation today, Undead Labs has officially announced State of Decay 3, an inevitable third installment of SoD series at Xbox Games Showcase, which is currently under active development for PC and Xbox Series X.

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State of Decay 3 Announced

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Undead Labs offers a brief look into horrors that will unleash on upcoming title in a latest trailer.




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A female survivor was sitting beside a nearby campfire inside the woods, sharpening a wooden shaft for her crossbow. She realizes something is stalking her from afar and she then attempts to scare it away by screaming loudly at it.

Next morning, she goes out exploring deep into the uninhabited forest and notices a long blood trail. She picks up her scope to take a better look and aim, only to discover in horror that an infected deer is feeding off a wolf carcass.

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State of Decay lets you play as a survivor by base-building, scavenging and often fight zombies in a post-apocalyptic world. Infected people are usually referred as Zeds instead of zombies but introduction of plagued animal is a first.

State of Decay 3 will also arrive on Xbox Game Pass on launch day alongside Microsoft Store and Steam. Undead Labs revealed plans to make a sequel to SoD2 larger than first two games, with inclusion of online multiplayer mode.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

No Man's Sky: Desolation Update Live Now

Hello Games lunches fourth major free update Desolation for No Man's Sky, adding derelict freighters and improvements.

In a running cycle, developer/publisher Hello Games is adding more new content to multiplayer action-adventure survival title No Man's Sky frequently to improve overall experience for entire player community via monthly free updates.

New gameplay features are added to NMS this year with release of Cross-Play, Exo Mech and Living Ship free patch. In a surprise announcement, Hello Games revealed launching Desolation update today for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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No Man's Sky: Desolation Update Live Now

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A recently released mysterious new trailer for No Man's Sky: Desolation update hints at dark story content.




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Latest free update Desolation introduces a number of improvements for combat and space exploration. Discover semi-deactivated derelict freighters with broken security systems and damaged AI drones running rampant all around.

There are large areas inside that are filled with danger with nothing but dim glow emergency lights to navigate through. You are advised to take a crew as rumor has it that you may come across some hostile extraterrestrial creatures.

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Abandoned Derelict Freighters

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Much like No Man's Sky universe, these freighters are all procedurally generated with unique interiors and stories to explore. Travelers may end up discovering or taking out pieces that can later be used as upgrades for their capital ship.

Desolation update has made some changes to enemies and weapon balances for an engaging, fast-paced combat. Such gameplay effects and tweaks are not limited to these abandoned freighters but are available across full game as well.

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Dynamic Combat Experience

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Desolation is the fourth major free update for NMS this year and Hello Games has plans to release more in near future. Other new adjustments include freighter customization, lens flare effects, multiplayer missions and much more.

No Man's Sky has arrived on Xbox Game Pass last month, garnering more than a million new players and with newest addition of cross-play feature has assembled all-time biggest number of players together from different platforms.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Don's Starve Together, eFootball PES 2020 and MotoGP 20 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days offers Don's Starve Together, eFootball PES 2020 and MotoGP 20 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

Although not up to their regular lineup, Xbox Free Play Days weekly event has returned with a bunch of new games for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to play on Xbox One console throughout this weekend.

Signing into your Live Gold or Game Pass account, head over to Microsoft Store from June 18, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT to download and play three new titles from member area for free until June 21, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Don's Starve Together, eFootball PES 2020 and MotoGP 20 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Known for their animated styled games, developer/publisher Klei Entertainment invites you to wilderness survival game Don's Starve Together, which came out in 2016 as a standalone multiplayer expansion for 2013 release Don't Starve.

An underrated entry for its own genre, developer PES Productions and publisher Konami offers biggest teams and most realistic soccer experience in football simulation game eFootball PES 2020, latest entry in Pro Evolution Soccer series.

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Another sports franchise that majority of fans doesn't appreciate as much as they should be is MotoGP and their recent title MotoGP 20 comes packed with improvements to help you relive its legendary history of Grand Prix racing.

When your limited time game trail during Xbox Free Play Days finally comes to an end, you can still keep playing these titles by simply purchasing them in a heavily discounted price to carry over all in-game achievements and progress.

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.