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

Friday, March 15, 2019

No Man's Sky Beyond Update

No Man's Sky major update Beyond is announced and will come to all available platforms on summer 2019.

Although action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky from developer/publisher Hello Games saw a rocky launch on PC and PlayStation 4 for lack of promised features when it arrived back in August 2016, they resolved those issues by the time it came to Xbox One in July 2018.

The studio eventually worked on it by introducing multiplayer components and then started releasing a series of free updates to deliver better experience to fans, which will be continued with upcoming free update Beyond in summer 2019.

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No Man's Sky Beyond Update

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A huge part of the gameplay of NMS involves exploration and initially a large number of initial complain from players was that in-game open world universe seemed a bit repetitive but listening to fan community, they fixed most part of that issues.

Following the release of NEXT update last year, Hello Games worked on a roadmap for their future releases. Beyond will roll in every feature that made all three of the past free updates great and would bring in No Man's Sky Online.

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Their goal here is to expand social experience to the already existent multiplayer mode that will connect group of players from across worlds to play and interact together. Despite bringing large number of people in one place, it would not be an MMO.

General online elements will be there without anyone having to subscribe to any monthly services, nor there be any sort of micro-transactions and mostly, anyone who owns the game can instantly take part into the fray.

RELATED: No Man’s Sky NEXT Update Live Now

Ever since the developers released NEXT update that received very positive feedback for it, dev team started planning on bring more participants to the table rather than small groups of friends playing to make things a lot more exciting.

With a goal to surpass what they achieved in 2018, Hello Games is determined to take things to further and Beyond for the foreseeable future of No Man's Sky. What seemed like an ending after previous updates was actually a new beginning for the game and its community.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Minecraft Coming to Xbox Game Pass

Popular sandbox survival title Minecraft is heading over to Xbox Game Pass subscription service next month.

Following its inception back in May 2009, developer/publisher Mojang had one of the most active community in gaming with their sandbox survival game Minecraft that has an engaging player base of over 91 million people that is only growing.

Acclaimed and mostly known for a complex crafting system with other adventure elements, the game is heading over to a large catalog of great games on Xbox Game Pass for members of the monthly subscription service by Microsoft on April 4, 2019.

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Minecraft Coming to Xbox Game Pass

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The game embraces the excitement of building within an infinite world full of blocks and lets you create literally anything that you can think of. Either you choose to play alone or with your friends, there are limitless ways to enjoy playing for hours.

Online multiplayer lets you interact with a massive number of players from across the world and constant free updates will keep adding new environment and tools. Update Aquatic had expanded oceans territory last year and upcoming Village & Pillage will bring some more change.

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Currently available on twenty different platforms like devices running on Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One, Minecraft players can deep dive into a variety of content pool from in-game marketplace by many different creators.

Also to note, Kingdom: New Lands, Late Shift, Portal Knights and Sacred Citadel are going to leave Xbox Game Pass on April 2018. Anyone interested to continue playing these titles would do better to buy these games and carry on their ongoing progress.

State of Decay 2 Choose Your Own Apocalypse Update Release Date

Upcoming "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" Update for State of Decay 2 by Undead Labs will add new difficulty modes.

Developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios continued their successful legacy of open world zombie survival video game State of Decay from 2013 with its sequel title State of Decay 2 that came out in 2018 for PC and Xbox One.

With mixed to average response from critics and fan-base, the game amassed a total of 3 million players within months and went on to release two DLCs. The studio recently announced of releasing brand-new "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update later this month.

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State of Decay 2 "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" Update Release Date

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It was revealed during a latest episode of Inside Xbox that players who own either of Standard and Ultimate Edition or have subscription to Xbox Game Pass will be able to download "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update for free when it arrives on March 26.

You get to choose from two new difficulty modes called Dread Zone and Nightmare Zone to put your survival skills to test. Either go out on behalf of your existing community or just start a new one before dipping your toes into those zones.

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Dread Zone will challenge you with a blood plague that comes with a faster-acting infection gauge. There will be fewer resources to scavenge while pits you against deadlier horde of zombies and plague-infected juggernauts.

Nightmare Zone is for more experienced and hardcore players, who will come across a tougher crowd of hostile NPCs and an infection period that lets one last for only 10 minutes. Obviously, packs of annoying freaks will make it miserable for you in the mean time.

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Back in November 2018, developers came up with Zedhunter update that brought us slew of changes and mentioning Undead Labs is about to introduce their next SOD2 update in 2019 for a new level of difficulty experience.

Surviving in a post-apocalyptic world is no joyride for sure but those who love some punishing challenges would admire the changes derived from past DLCs of State of Decay 2 will have fun with "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update for sure.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

No Man's Sky Visions Update

No Man's Sky latest expansion "Visions" encourage players to go for a universe-spanning adventure and venture to new planets.

Following the success of The Abyss free update, action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky from developer/publisher Hello Games is releasing another one called Visions. It re-imagines the in-game universe and introduces new planet types for players.

Just the way The Abyss has completely changed the underwater landscape of the game, Visions offers a makeover to the planet surface in overall. It will take you to more colorful worlds filled with new flora, fauna and much more to explore.

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No Man's Sky Visions Update

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Let's take a glimpse at the major features Visions free update is offering to us in the official trailer below.




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This is going to be version 1.75 of the game that comes to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 22. More variety and diversity is brought to planet surfaces, which results in millions of dead planets to come to life again and making things interesting.

As players wander around for exploring, they can come across mysterious artifacts to collect on these alien planets to keep as souvenirs or just to put on display as trophies. The sci-fi centric landscapes are more varied in terms of strange lifeforms.

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More to Discover

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The inclusion of strange new creatures across the stars may baffle you as you are wandering through worlds. While some creatures may be camouflaged as ordinary minerals, some deadly flora can try to sneak on you and thus, being cautious will be well rewarding.

Let your tourist spirit takes you to search the galaxy for ancient bones of alien creatures and dig up their remains. You can even end up finding fallen satellites parts to scrap as salvagable parts to use later but keep an eye on rogue sentinel drones around you.

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Global Community Missions

RELATED: No Man’s Sky NEXT Update Live Now

As more science fiction aesthetics are added to the game, a new Community Research mission takes everyone to work collectively to gain rewards like Eye of the Korvax helmet, fireworks, new emotes or even building parts that you can use later.

Version 1.75 will be proven very essential for each traveler in the journey of No Man's Sky and it will bring the fictional in-game universe together for good. Hopefully, the players will have a great time doing archaeological digs ad much more across alien planets.

Friday, November 16, 2018

State of Decay 2 Zedhunter Update Live Now

Developer Undead Labs has released new Zedhunter free update pack for State of Decay 2 with a ton of stuff.

Announced back at X018, post-apocalyptic open world zombie survival game State of Decay 2 from developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios is getting new difficulty setting, a new map and a brand-new free update Zedhunter.

Celebrating a strong SoD2 community of 4 million rugged survivors, the Zedhunter update has gone live today for PC and Xbox One. The pack is free for all the current players on these platforms as well as Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

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State of Decay 2 Zedhunter Update Live Now

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Before talking about what we are getting from it, be sure to take a look at the official trailer for the free update from X018 last weekend.




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A bunch of new content has been added to the game including new weapons and gameplay items to use. For starter, Zedhunter has introduced eight different types of crossbows, an iconic zombie-slaying weapon that is silent and deadly.

This could be a game changer as you don't need to get close to have a killshot at the Zeds and risk your health or even make noise using a firearm that would eventually bring more of them. So, you can easily score more headshots than before without breaking a sweat.

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One of the best things about these crossbow bolts are that players can also recover them after making a shot. So, you can become an eco-friendly zombie hunter and reduce noise pollution at the same time. Plus, they don't break or jam like traditional guns.

Aside from this long-range shooter, three new melee and three new close-combat weapons are added to your arsenal to give you a better fighting chance against a horde of zombies. Just pick up from a stash of swords and knives to chop off the deadmeats.

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Iconic Zombie-Slaying Weapon

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Zedhunter update also offer further customization options that allows one to reset the core skill specializations of a survivor.  For example, if you simply want to switch your Cardio from Marathon to Backpacking, you just read a new training manual and then just change the skill specialty.

However, the downside of this trade-off is that players will gain experience at a slower rate than usual for this new skill. Six new "quirk skills" are added to give you extra buff to favor your community and get these skill books from the local Skills Trader in town.

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In addition to gameplay, the SoD2 free update adds three new plague consumables to boost your survivor abilities. These are highly potent and increase your abilities to see in the dark or make you invisible to zeds and even attract them in some cases.

Since they are basically poison to human survivors, it is up to you whether the infection is worth swapping for some perks. Also, new achievements and missions are added for you to notice them labeled as "Mysterious" during a quest.

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Never Forget Your Crossbow

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If all of these excite you but unfortunately, you don't own a copy of State of Decay 2 yet then jumping on board right now is the perfect time as Xbox Black Friday Sale offers a 35% off on the Standard Edition and Ultimate Edition of SoD2 or sign up to Xbox Game Pass for just $1 only for the first month.

Undead Labs was downright committed to the State of Decay fan base to offer them the experience of ultimate zombie survival fantasy and Zedhunter free update is a step towards that direction. In 2019, the studio will bring back Trumbull Valley map and new difficulty settings.

Monday, October 29, 2018

No Man's Sky The Abyss Update

Hello Games brings a seasonal and free update, The Abyss for No Man’s Sky to introduce underwater gameplay.

Though starting with a rocky opening in the beginning, developer/publisher Hello Games has managed to come out of the initial post-launch controversy of their action-adventure survival game No Man’s Sky and still trying to do their best to redeem themselves.

Back in July, the game released Next update for everyone, which met with mostly positive response. This week, a brand-new free update for the players that will take the game to underwater worlds and a gameplay focused on that experience.

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No Man's Sky The Abyss Update

RELATED: No Man’s Sky NEXT Update Live Now

As we dive deep into The Abyss update for No Man’s Sky, we suggest you to take a look at the official trailer that showcases major details.




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Within this update 1.7, new content and community missions will be added every week with improvements. Subtle features like players being able to change their body shape or bigger changes like discovery leaderboards to the Galactic Atlas are there.

This really helps the players of the community to keep track of their progress between factions and the Pilgrim motorbike is a fine addition to gameplay along many other developments. Newly introduced aquatic environments have variety of creature types and behaviors.

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Underwater Narrative Gameplay

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Since ocean has just become a huge part of the gameplay, the surroundings also bears a lot of mystery from beyond the deep. Aside from the upgrade of visual quality, you will notice that aquatic biomes have brought a wide array of variation to make it feel more natural.

The Abyss update also brings in a new story, The Dreams of the Deep that adds more contexts to the world around you. The aquatic life into the deep of ocean is a mix of terrifying and weird creatures that will interact with you as you keep exploring down under.

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New Aquatic Missions

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While diving into the deep, you may come across sunken wrecks or ruins of crash that tells the story of some unfortunate souls, who didn't make it and investigate further to discover hidden treasures long buried beneath these waves.

The terrain manipulator may come in handy to dig out treasures from ocean beds left behind by former owner. Scavenging from abandoned cargo upon finding them inside wrecks can be useful as well. Find and repair these broken ships to re-purpose and take them to skies.

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Discover Sunken Wrecks

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Because undersea world is no central park, you might want to use the submarine called the Nautilon, which is equipped for combat and mining while having a nice navigation system. The best part is that you can summon the vehicle to any ocean on the planet.

When not riding over your exocraft, you can simply park it over to some of those sunken buildings. This submarine is available for customization and installed upgrade will make the craft unique than the others floating around.

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Submersible Building Modules

RELATED: No Man's Sky Getting Multiplayer

Update 1.7 tries to live up to expectation with delivering an immersive world that has new aquatic missions to take part in with the diversity of underwater flora and fauna. The wide range of lifeforms and sunken ruins you see around really creates the right atmosphere for a deep sea adventure.

Hopefully, Hello Games will keep up their best efforts to keep No Man’s Sky alive with frequent free updates like this to continue a wonderful journey. We only wonder what place they will take players next to wander around and make homes to.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Fortnite Fortnitemares Event Live Now

This Halloween, go trick or treating with new outfits and weapons in Fortnitemares event of Fortnite Battle Royale.

With Halloween celebration headed our way faster than the comet that invaded the world of the free-to-play player-versus-player Battle Royale game Fortnite awhile ago, developer Epic Games have arranged a brand-new event for this season.

Titled Fortnitemares, it intends to bring a lot of fun experience into Battle Royale gameplay by introducing Cube Monsters and new weapons into the mix. Since the event is already live now, you are all set to go out hunting creepy creatures of the night.

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Fortnite Fortnitemares Event Live Now

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Before you jump into action, let's take a look at the haunting horrors Fortnitemares event has to offer in a new official trailer.




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The first thing you need to for a celebration like this is to dress up and looking good, for which you have a Deadfire Outfit. It will change style with in-match progression whether it is against AI or other participating players from the game.

Based on how long have you been in the match or the type of damage you inflict upon enemies, this outfit will make progress. We cannot help but notice an uncanny resemblance of this cowboy-styled outfit to the one Arthur Morgan wears in Red Dead Redemption 2 with a twist of Undead Nightmare.

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Get The Deadfire Outfit

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Players are allowed to stylize the Deadfire costume with Shackled Stone Back Bling and also wield a Dark Shard pickaxe to match with its look. However, they are both cosmetics item to show off and not anything more than that.

To carry out a better swag to your homies, you can choose from a number of new weapons like the new Six Shooter and make a spectacle display of your shooting skills. If you are planning on going for slaying monsters on Halloween night, the Demon Hunter crossbow would be a good choice.

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Win The Spooky Train Glider!

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Like any other events, Fortnitemares comes with a slew of challenges as well for each week, completing which will reward you with different cosmetic items every time. The first week will kick off with Storm Monsters that you need to take care of, go to a Corrupted Area during matches and dance at Different Halloween Objects. Simple enough, right?

So, come back to seek new challenges and complete them to get your well deserved rewards. Upon finishing the final set of challenges, players will receive the spooky train glider as a grand prize! So, hop into the battle bus and head for PvP combat in Fortnite Battle Royale throughout one giant map.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Minecraft: Dungeons Announced

A dungeon-crawling spin-off game of Minecraft for PC has recently been announced by developer Mojang.

Creator of insanely popular sandbox video game Minecraft and Sweden-based developer/publisher studio Mojang has done the unthinkable with the above-mentioned game and now has announced a role-playing game set called Minecraft: Dungeons.

As the namesake suggests, the game is inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and currently, the game is planned to release on 2019 for PC. Whether or not it will be launched on other consoles at any point is yet not confirmed.

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Minecraft: Dungeons Announced

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Before we dive deep into any discussion, we encourage you to take a look at the announcement trailer they just released for the game.




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Just like any other typical titles from the genre, you are to get into one of these places as part of the embarked adventure and fight endless group of enemies with brand-new weapons while collecting item drops through canyons, mines and swamps all over.

You can either choose to go there all by yourself or form your own posse of a total of four players to fulfill these quests where you will be saving the nice village folks from the mob of Arch-Illager. Now will you fight or run is up to you.

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Developers who shares an undying passion for dungeon crawlers titles are banded together to work on this new action-adventure game set in Minecraft universe. Until any further official announcement, we cannot say much more about the project at this moment.

A spin-off game titled Minecraft: Story Mode developed by Telltale Games already exists and proven to be very well-accepted among players, which is also being adapted into an interactive experience for the audience of streaming giant Netflix.