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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Borderlands 3 Fans Boycott Game Over Controversy

2K Games has enraged fans boycotting their game for intimidating YouTuber SupMatto over alleged Borderlands 3 leaks.

Ever since developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games announced return of popular looter shooter franchise Borderlands for this year, Borderlands 3 is already being anticipated as "Game of the Year" by critics and fans alike.

So far, the title has managed to stay in headlines for nothing but wrong reasons and lately, a drastic action from 2K Games have sparked controversy that has angry fans rallying over on social media to boycott the game on release.

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Borderlands 3 Fans Boycott Game Over Controversy

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Up until now, most of negative press surrounding Borderlands 3 had Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford on their headlines but that just changed when publisher decides to go after a YouTuber known as SupMatto over alleged leaks.

Whenever a new game is announced, everyone from game journalist to greater part of interested players wants to know more about it until it is finally released and they heavily craves for juicy information leaks at all times.

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SupMatto has been a very reliable source of such leaked information on YouTube for some time to his followers, where he discusses Easter Eggs from past games and reveals brand-new leaks that have ties to Borderlands 3.

In one particular stance, Take-Two Interactive, parent company of publisher 2K Games took issue with how he was providing these information and selling them over to his private Discord server for $5 monthly membership in exchange.

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Aside from selling leaked information, Take-Two accuse him of using some thumbnails on his account that are taken from various developer streams on Twitch that Gearbox has been using time to time to test out their latest features.

So, they hired two private eyes to investigate his sources and they showed up to his doorsteps on July 25 to question him about leaks and other related details regarding gameplay, which obviously goes too far out of the line.

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Just as they leave, his Discord channel was removed all of a sudden and he received bunch of copyright strikes on his YouTube videos, effectively taken down many of his Borderlands 3 content and almost had his channel terminated.

Take-Two was very keen to know about how he acquired those development stream codes in first place that were actually out in public for months by then and most probably have been worried sick thinking SupMatto was some skilled hacker.

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It was no crafty work on his part and all he did was watching over an anticipated "Gameplay Reveal" video that was released on April 29. There, name of their testing Twitch account showed up and it was picked by curious fans.

He himself didn't even notice those codes at first and only got to them when many have shared this news over to Reddit and Twitter. So, basically thumbnails that he used were already made public for long before he saw and talked about it.

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SupMatto made a response video on allegations made by 2K Games, detailing the whole event that happened.




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Take-Two released a statement saying, they were actually running an investigation on him for past 10 months before making claims and accused him of making profits by breaking their confidential information leak policies.

Not only his actions have broken rules but also infringed their copyright but one can only wonder whether or not they have taken things too far by sending goons over to his house rather than simply contacting him over an issue.

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This has majority of fans from Borderlands community voice their utter displeasure against behavior displayed by 2K Games and have kick-started a movement over Twitter that got #BoycottBorderlands3 trending on top.

SupMatto has been making Borderlands related content on his YouTube channel for years and now he is quitting following this incident. This is a billion dollar company like Take-Two Interactive bullying him into submission.

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Borderlands 3 seems to be very promising and many were looking forward to it but after a series of mishaps from both developer and publisher studio, angry consumers have rallied up to protest by not supporting the game after all.

Development team at Gearbox Software worked hard on this upcoming release and Take-Two has obviously disappointed many fans by now. Only by properly addressing their fault to players, they may slightly redeem themselves at this point.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Death Stranding Release Date

Kojima Productions have released new Death Stranding trailer for PS4 and it will be available on November 8.

For long, upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding by legendary video game director Hideo Kojima has kept itself from dropping new images or footages but then came an announcement for something big on May 29.

Today, developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has finally made an anticipated reveal of a brand-new gameplay video and its official release date, which is set to arrive on November 8, 2019 for PS4.

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Death Stranding Release Date

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During a live-stream on Twitch channel for PlayStation, new Death Stranding video unearthed with more details.




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An almost nine minute-long trailer opens up with protagonist Sam Porter Bridges wandering around in a post-apocalyptic world that has been ravaged by mysterious entities only referred to as BTs and society has been collapsed long ago.

We see brief glimpse of gameplay here and there that showcases Sam engaging with enemies in hand-to-hand combat and even using stuffs at his disposal. Mechanics that are solely focused on helping him on exploration are also shed lights onto.

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French actress Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Spectre) is playing a character named Fragile who is confronted by Higgs, played by Troy Baker (Mortal Kombat X, Resident Evil 6), who is leader of a separatist group called "Homo Demons".

First look at actor Tommie Earl Jenkins (Patriot Games, The Bourne Identity) playing a mysterious character named Die-Hardman is revealed and Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) appears as Deadman.

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Death Stranding Standard Edition

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New character Mama and Heartman are being played by actress Margaret Qualley (Death Note, The Leftovers) and Danish film director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising) respectively in their yet to be specified important roles.

Amelie was probably someone who was trying to find "Strand" or connection before Sam and is played by Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman, Six Million Dollar Man) while Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) portrays Cliff.

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Death Stranding Special Edition

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Sam is obviously portrayed by actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead), who is working in teams with Die-Hardman and Deadman. He uses a Bridge Baby to perhaps maintain link between past and present just in case.

Cliff is first shown to have been talking to one of the Bridge Babies before becoming a black-goo soaked revenant-like entity with a connection to something greater than himself but apparently, Higgs too can access the same link.

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Death Stranding Digital Deluxe Edition

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Standard Edition of the game offers a Chibi Ludens PSN Avatar as an instant pre-order bonus and a PS4 Dynamic Theme upon launch aside from the base game as well as a few gold versions of in-game items like Speed Skeleton and Armor Plate.

Special Edition comes in a Steelbook case for the price of $69.99 only and digital content like a gold Ludens Mask, original soundtrack and BTS videos. Digital Deluxe Edition is worth $79.99 only and includes better versions of in-game goodies mentioned above.

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Death Stranding Collector's Edition

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Finally, Collector's Edition features everything above including BB Pod Statue, BRIDGES Cargo Case and Ludens Keychain for just $199.99. Sony Music is currently working to create a complete album for the world of Death Stranding.

Death Stranding looks more complicated than ever even with all those new details are dropped right now and is currently up for pre-order on PlayStation Store with unique in-game digital bonuses for reserving your copy in advance. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

New Earthworm Jim Game Coming in 2020

A brand-new Earthworm Jim game is in development from original team for Intellivision console.

Back in Genesis and SNES era, side-scrolling platformer title Earthworm Jim by developer Shiny Entertainment and publisher Interplay Entertainment, a popular video game series created by comic-book artist Doug TenNapel.

Since then, decades have been passed and no new installment has come out so far but in celebration of its upcoming anniversary, Intellivision Entertainment has revealed a new Earthworm Jim game has is currently in development.

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New Earthworm Jim Game Coming in 2020

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Back in October 2018, the company has revealed their project of a family-friendly and affordable console Intellivision Amico that would arrive by October 10, 2020 and would only release titles exclusive to their platform.

Those who owned their hardware in past were immediately hooked knowing they are bringing some of their old classics and now after finalizing their involvement, development for an Earthworm Jim is finally confirmed to increase that hype.

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CEO of Intellivision, Tommy Tallarico has announced the return of 90's anthropomorphic hero for their family-friendly console on Twitter lately.



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Interestingly, original developer team that made the iconic first game possible are all back to reinvent their legacy once again and holding a live-stream on May 4 over Facebook, Twitch and YouTube to interact with eager fans.

Following an interactive Q&A session online with artists, audio team, level designers and programmers, there will be a giveaway of 50 awesome-looking signed and numbered Earthworm Jim posters for participating with them in live chat.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel Confirmed by Voice Actor

A sequel for PlayStation 4-exclusive title Horizon Zero Dawn is seemingly confirmed by voice actor Janina Gavankar.

Back in February 2019, developer Guerrilla Games celebrated second anniversary of release for their 2017 action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn that sold over 10 million copies worldwide to become one of the best-selling PlayStation 4 games.

That level of success pretty much guarantees a sequel for this PS4-exclusive but rather than speculating, we have actress Janina Gavankar, who voiced a character named Tatai in Frozen Wilds DLC confirming its existence lately.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel Confirmed by Voice Actor

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At Star Wars Celebration 2019 ongoing event on Chicago, Gavankar met a fan who was cosplaying as her character Iden Versio from story campaign of Star Wars Battlefront II, telling Janina that she got into playing HZD because of her.

Gavankar only replied her back saying,
It's incredible, wait 'til you see the sequel. You're gonna die. I know some secrets! You're gonna die.

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Their brief conversation was recorded on camera and Reddit user ninjyte pointed out to that Twitch clip, which has now been removed but since people never forgets anything on internet; we have found access to that moment.



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Gavankar has only confirmed that a sequel is indeed in works and her character Tatai from Frozen Wilds expansion is returning as well. It seems that the game is far from completion and probably in some early stage of development.

Even though Sony is skipping E3 2019, they can simply make a grand reveal through one of their upcoming State of Play episode. It can also launch sometime in 2020, same year when PlayStation 5 is also eyeing for release.

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Two years have passed and fans are excited to get a HZD sequel in spite of no announcement or anything from Guerrilla Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment but there are no reasons for them not wanting to continue making the next game.

Upon release, Horizon Zero Dawn turns out to be one of the most popular new PS4 franchises that surpassed other exclusive titles like God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End on the same platform in overall sales worldwide.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teased

An official teaser image for upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order by EA and Respawn Entertainment has been revealed online.

Fans of Star Wars video games are eagerly waiting for a peak into upcoming third-person action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts that was announced back in E3 2018.

With Star Wars Celebration on the horizon, official Twitter account for Star Wars decided to tease fans with an early look at what they are getting into by revealing an official image and promises to do a full reveal in a Twitch live-stream on April 13, 2019.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teased

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This week marks the anticipated return of annual Star Wars Celebration to bring countless devoted fans from across a galaxy far, far away to celebrate and reunite in spirit of Force that binds entire community together.

Here is what they teased fans in a single image that signals of a great comeback of Star Wars games to its former glory.



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We can see a battle-worn and badly damaged lightsaber that is still glowing in a faint blue light while lying still on a stone surface that has some circular ancient runes carved on it and it comes with a caption saying "Don't stand out."

Story premise for Jedi: Fallen Order is set shortly after the tragic events of "Order 66" from Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith where many Jedi members were killed off and focuses on a Padawan who somehow survived the purge.

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EA previously announced more than a month ago that they will officially unveil Fallen Order to their audience, which is expected to release later this year during holiday quarter of 2019, most presumably sometime around September.

Players are undoubtedly very excited to get an exclusive first-look at some action-packed cinematic trailer and maybe even a few set of images of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order when it will finally be streamed live at 11:30 AM PT of April 13.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Apex Legends Free Loot on Twitch Prime

Players to get free Apex Packs and exclusive Pathfinder skin on Apex Legends with their Twitch Prime membership.

Newly introduced free-to-play battle royale title Apex Legends from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts is not only beating others game from the genre on their own turf but also dominating Twitch streams.

Since it is currently one of the most-watched games on Amazon's popular Prime subscription service, Respawn has made a deal with the esteemed streaming platform to offer some giveaway and loots for dedicated fans for mutual promotion.

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Apex Legends Free Loot on Twitch Prime

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Players would require an active Twitch Prime subscription to claim an exclusive legendary skin for playable character Pathfinder called "'Omega Point". Also, there are five different Apex Packs full of cosmetic items that would otherwise require in-game currency or real-world money.

Just log into your Twitch and click on the crown icon left to notifications where you will see an option for the mentioned loot. Then you have to link an Origin, PSN or Xbox Live account to the site for getting those loots that will show up to your game when you launch it next time.

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Make sure that you grab these free content pack giveaways in between February 19 to April 18 using your Twitch Prime membership while you can. EA and Respawn would most probably continue such ventures more frequently for the game given its massive success.

Apex Legends has totally taken over the popular streaming platform with a strong viewership and thrown off former king of the hill, Fortnite by the storm. Previously, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Overwatch and PUBG has partnered up with Twitch Prime for similar sponsorship program.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV Free on Twitch Prime

Windows PC version of Final Fantasy XIV Online Starter Edition is free for Twitch Prime users until May 3rd!

For those who have been meaning to get into the world of massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV from developer/publisher Square Enix for some time, Twitch Prime subscription has you covered for now.

Users of Amazon's popular Prime subscription service can get a free copy of this popular MMORPG title from today until the offer runs out on May 3, 2019. So, whether or not you are having second thoughts, you have time to take a decision.

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Final Fantasy XIV Free on Twitch Prime

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You are allowed to play through up to level 50 and will have access to all the content that came out before first Heavensward expansion. In your 30 days time of given playtime, you can easily get more than one of your favorite jobs.

The best part of it is that, you don't need to make a separate character and your one character is more than capable of doing every job in FF14. Usually a free trial for the game offers players to get jobs until level 35 but there are no caps like that in this case.

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This promotional run will likely to bring more players rallying up for the upcoming FFXIV expansion Shadowbringers that is all set to arrive on July 2, 2019 for Mac, PC and PlayStation 4. You have to buy certain expansions to play certain jobs like Astrologian or Red Mage anyway.

To enter the world of Final Fantasy XIV with starter edition will cost you only $19.99 but Twitch Prime is giving it away for free. So, you might as well take this chance up while you can and save the money to spend on something else later.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Breath of the Wild Twitch Streamer Finds Tutorial After 95 Hours of Playthrough

Twitch Streamer negaoryx finds combat tutorial after doing blind playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for nearly 95 hours.

Have you ever been grinding a new game that you have recently encountered and after many days or hours of labor you find some system or weapon that can totally changes how you make progress in the game? Surely, some of you can relate.

Almost the same has happened with Twitch streamer negaoryx who had been playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and then at one point came across a tutorial for combat after spending more than 95 hours.

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Breath of the Wild Streamer Found Tutorial After 95 Hours

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Below is the stream where you can find how she came across an in-game guide following hours of playtime that had tips on fighting. You can directly skip to 3:08:40.



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In her more than three days and a half worth of blind playthrough, she took down three Divine Beasts of the game and then went her way back to Kakariko Village, where she encounters a Guardian Scout at Ta'loh Naeg Shrine for a trail.

It is then that she discovered tutorial for useful combat techniques like backflip, charged attack, flurry rush, parry and side hop. Even though these moves could've come in handy, she came all the way without using these moves.

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Learning something so late that you should've known at the beginning can be a bit frustrating knowing you could've made it easier but nevertheless negaoryx handled it pretty well. It also proves that while those moves can help you fare better but not essential exactly.

She later took Twitter to address her eye-opening experience with a highlighted clip from part of her original stream that also got attention.



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Some of her followers and viewers pointed out to her that she coming all the way to the certain point without those tools in her kit is a proof to her skill. Besides, she was not much of a fan to Legend of Zelda series and the game is designed in a way that pushes players to find their own way of solutions.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure masterpiece title from developer/publisher Nintendo, which came out in early 2017 on Nintendo Switch and Wii U. The game won "Game of the Year" on the same year and broke sales records in many regions.