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Showing posts with label Xbox One. Show all posts

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Minecraft Nintendo Switch Cross-Play

Minecraft brings cross-play with Better Together update to let players team up on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in a new trailer.

Playing your favorite games with friends on cross-platform is bliss and these days, developers and publishers are keeping that in mind. We all know how popular Minecraft is among fans already and everyone just wants to take part for some fun crafting experience. An update titled, Better Together was released last year that let players to enjoy the game on PC, Xbox One, mobile and VR devices together. That list of cross-playing platforms just included Nintendo Switch to the fold.

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Minecraft Nintendo Switch Cross-Play

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You should go ahead and check out the brand-new trailer of Nintendo Switch cross-play of the game for more information.




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Using the Bedrock engine, the game was made available for the trendy next gen console of Nintendo. Alongside many other popular lists of Nintendo games, it will sure add a lot of value to the platform as Minecraft is now the second best-selling video game of all time with more than 144 million units. While you can customize your game with in-game store community contents and this version comes with the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack. That sure makes you jump with joy, right?

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If you happen to have a copy of the original Switch Edition game then all you have to do is to download this new version of Minecraft or just get it directly from Nintendo eShop. Don't worry about all of your DLC contents as you can just transfer them to the new version easily. You will need a free Microsoft account for cross-play on Switch with other participants from different devices and platforms. Plus, it will come in handy to get Minecoins and making purchase on marketplace.

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Nintendo and Microsoft Team-Up

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With help from SkyBox Labs, Microsoft has taken this joint effort to bring together their fan-base and increase the pleasure of playing together. One thing that seemed odd is that while both of these companies are promoting a competitor’s console so positively, Sony decides to be a grumpy old grandpa and not allowing cross-platform play on their consoles. They already are in a controversy regarding not letting players use their Epic Games accounts on PlayStation 4 for other consoles.

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That situation has been worsened and the Minecraft developer team has been trying to reach out to them for some time to bring the experience to PS4 but they simply won't join the parade. Where Microsoft and Nintendo chooses to play together and survive together, Sony is probably rooting for survive alone and being left behind.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

PUBG Gets ‘Event Pass’ Progression System

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is bringing a new progression and reward system called 'Event Pass' this week.

Developers of PUBG Corp. has been up to a new progression system for their last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and they are about to launch it soon. Starting this Friday, they will release an "Event Pass" that will offer players many unlockable items and it will drop as they introduce the long-awaited Sanhok map on PC. Themed on the upcoming map, the pass is going to last for four weeks and this is the way how they are going to deliver premium content in future.

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PUBG Gets ‘Event Pass’ Progression System

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ third and one of the recently anticipated maps Sanhok features a jungle-like environment and is scheduled to drop on June 22. Designed for close quarter combats by keeping the size to a 4x4 KM size, you can expect much more intensity you ever saw in Erangel or Miramar. This is a nice way to keep things fresh and you probably know that by now if you have been playing it in test servers. Hopefully, more change will come and more loot will be found.

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We offer you to take a quick glance at PUBG's Sanhok map in the teaser trailer below before heading to it.




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This Event Pass presents you many new missions, which are either daily or weekly and some of them are specifically designed to play on Sanhok for you to complete them to increase your level. Leveling up will lead you to unlocking rewards but they are neither tradable nor marketable as PUBG has gotten rid of item trading because of the presence of many third-party marketplace who started abusing this system. Until they could come up with a solution, a temporary restriction is on.

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Lately, players have been unlocking contents through a crate and key system that the developers thought to be a meaningful way. Even though it sort of screws over their consumers in many ways, they somehow believe that finding rare items in this way can be "extremely satisfying" for some reason. They even mentioned that at one point, the devs even considered releasing content as paid DLC but that will simply divide the whole player base into two different groups that has access to the maps or not.

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It will also keep a lot of players from enjoying updated contents and besides, PUBG Corp. has promised at The Game Awards 2017 that they will provide all maps for free. So, an Event Pass is created, which is much like a rewarding method called Battle Pass from their rival multiplayer online battle royale game Fortnite. According to their own statement, Event Pass is introduced as a progression system that they can keep track of. Said to be available from June 22, a price was not mentioned yet.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Sanhok Map

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However, if you choose not to purchase the Event Pass, you can still enjoy those premium contents for a limited time. So, paying for it lets you permanently acquire all the cool stuff and exclusive rewards. If you buy it on a later time, you will still earn all the rewards through tracking your mission progress. Apparently, many players from their community have been requesting them for a progression system that can be tracked and we only wonder why they don't focus on other problems!

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PUBG Corporation also need to keep in mind that despite selling 50 million copies of the game, PUBG has lost almost half of its player base due to developer's lack of effort in fixing the game and focusing on cosmetic item releases. The game's Korea-based publisher Bluehole is currently in a lawsuit battle with Epic Games for copyright infringement, which should also be a matter of concern. The game was released into Steam's Early Access in March 2017 and then released for PC and Xbox One on December 2017.

Fallout 76 To Stop PvP Bullying

With Fallout 76, Bethesda is planning to stop people from bullying other players in multiplayer PvP experience.

So far, what we know about upcoming action role-playing game Fallout series is that a new installment titled Fallout 76 is already announced and it is set to release on November 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We also know that the game will be online multiplayer focused and that raises one particular concern for many. Developers of Bethesda promised that despite being played online, players won't be able to harass each other as they used to in previous titles.

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As this is F76 is the first MMO in the whole series, not only it creates scope for numerous opportunities of adventures but also brings a few trouble along with it. Aside from any other hindrance that could ruin the gameplay experience, one major problem is players bullying fellow players but Bethesda might have a solution for that and their Senior Vice President Pete Hines also talked about how they are planning on tackling this picky issue that has been going on for some time.

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Fallout 76 To Stop PvP Bullying

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Since the game will avoid using NPCs, the only occupants of that world are either robots or other participating players like you. Not only that, the Wasteland of Fallout 76 is apparently four times larger than any other that you have ever found in any of the previous games of the franchise and developers also introduced an advanced ecosystem for that. There are some very helpful hands around and some ruthless bandits come to play but some downward bullies are going to get it this time.

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If you have ever come across one of these sadistic people, you know that they would do whatever they wish just because they can. Upon encountering a stranger in this world, you have to figure out whether that person is a friendly neighbor or an opportunistic seeking marauder. That much tension is normal and allowed but if someone decides to harass you over and over again or keeps killing you repeatedly, the PvP established in the game is designed to stop this from happening.

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Other people coming to get you should be seen as just another Deathclaw creature from Fallout 4. You can either try and kill one or die fighting before moving over to do something else. It simply cannot keep chasing you throughout the map. The game simply doesn't allow someone to engage in a grudge against someone and over time, developers will tweak the system even more to improve this function to deliver a leveled playing field for everyone as a measure against cyber-bullying.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Call of Duty: WWII – United Front DLC Release Date

Call of Duty: WWII – United Front, the third expansion pack is announced by Activision and will release early on PS4.

Following the announcement of first-person shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, people got hyped and almost forgot about Call of Duty: WWII. Developer Sledgehammer Games has properly utilized the theme of Second World War and managed to become one of their most successful titles on console that earned over $1 billion worldwide within months and Activision is in a mood for announcing the third DLC pack for the game titled United Front with a brand-new trailer.

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Call of Duty: WWII – United Front DLC Release Date

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The trailer for United Front DLC briefly glimpses on what you are about to experience in the battlefield from this expansion pack.




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New Multiplayer Maps
Promising of bringing new contents, United Front will be introducing three new Multiplayer maps called Market Garden, Monte Cassino and Stalingrad. As The Allies head forward to Berlin, there will also be a new War Mode mission; Operation Supercharge and another horrific encounter with Nazi Zombies. It will include four new heroes on a mission to protect the scattered pieces of Emperor Barbarossa’s sword from three different locations and secure it for transportation.

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Market Garden Multiplayer Map

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Market Garden is the first Multiplayer map focuses on extreme tight-quarters combat with Axis forces and refrain them from taking over an Allied base in Netherlands. Your next journey will be taking you to a war-torn village for Monte Cassino map and you might want to watch out for sneak attacks from snipers on rooftop vantages. Stalingrad is the final map and just as the name suggests, it is inspired by the biggest conflict from history World War II and has two main bases at two ends of the city.

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Operation Supercharge
CoD: WWII – United Front brings a new mission for War mode named Operation Supercharge, where you will be dropped in Tunisia to secure supplies battling the Nazis. When your key supplies are secured, you are to incapacitate your enemies by blowing up a transport bridge of the village and the capture the occupied Axis defenses to complete the mission. This one is based on the second battle of El Alamein where the Germans and Italians were forced to retreat by the Allied Forces.

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Nazi Zombies – The Tortured Path

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Nazi Zombies – The Tortured Path
A brand-new adventure called The Tortured Path unfolds in Nazi Zombies saga, bringing those fierce hordes of undead back. As the Final Reich is cornering the Allied forces in battle, General Rideau took a deadly attempt to recover pieces of the mystical blade that once belonged to Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. He takes a small band to accompany him in midst of Berlin and port of Malaga to re-forge the sword containing a bizarre energy called "Geistkraft", which was responsible for the resurrection of Nazi Zombies.

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Call of Duty: WWII is already out for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from November 2017 and United Front DLC pack will release on June 26 for players on PS4, because of an agreement with Sony. Others on PC and Xbox One get to get their hands on it almost a month later. Though Activision haven't revealed a definitive price tag for the expansion pack, you can get an idea of how much it could be considering the last two DLC would each cost you $15. You can also just buy the Season Pass worth $50, which has all the expansions in it.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Full Nudity

Because it is reflecting of their theme, Cyberpunk 2077 will not have censorship as it defines the genre of the game.

Long since the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, developer studio CD Projekt Red has been busy with their upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077, which was announced in May 2012, then dropped a teaser trailer next year and at E3 2018, they have finally revealed another trailer with a release date yet to be set. They have displayed over a 50 minutes long gameplay demo to the audience present to show them various features of the game and to make a statement.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Full Nudity

Obviously, the demo was clearly impressive and the people there is reminded their capability as a studio. However, at point of the presentation, there were some giggles in the crowd for a certain reason. The game has a character creation system where you can customize face, hairstyles and even sex, which have both male and female figures on a blue mock-up background. Although the models were completely nude, their genital parts were pixelated with noise.

Maybe some members from the spectators giggled because they were either shocked by nudity or uncomfortable with the subject. Some of them perhaps wondered why censoring the human form in a video game but game director Adam Badowski thought it was very necessary. For the E3 presentation, they decided to censor nudity as a tactical move by the developer team. CD Projekt Red didn't want people to think that they have used nudity in video games for some shock value.

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Hottest Tech In Town

When the full game will be released, there will not be any pixelated area or digital noise over the bodies but for the E3 conference, they simply wanted the international press over there not making a huge deal about male or female sexuality. Also, they wanted to keep the public reaction to a giggle and not bursting into laughter. Badowski believes, nakedness is normal and makes it all believable, which is why they included it. It's not something special and there is no other reason for them to go with it.

One of the most important themes for the game Cyberpunk 2077 is transhumanism and their inclusion of full nudity in it actually supports the belief. It is the idea that humanity can rise above their mental and physical state with technological enhancements. The entire game is about to let the players experience how that feeling is and bareness is just part of a puzzle piece that makes it whole along with many other aspects. Showing body parts are necessary because they play a big role in the setting.

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Transcend Above Current Form

There is a sequence, where your job is to rescue a kidnapped woman and you learn a brutal truth that she was not taken because of a demand of ransom. Her captors were planning to chop her to pieces so that they can collect high-tech implants within her body to sell them on black market. Upon defeating the crooks, you discover her body in a bathtub full of ice with another naked NPC. The player must bring her outside for the paramedics to take a look at her ASAP.

In the futuristic Night City, everyone wants or needs augmented parts for their body and meat or not, body parts are shown for that reason. Some of them are so much augmented that there is a little of humanity left in them or maybe none. So, people do not need to feel awkward about that as it is the nature of the genre. CD Projekt Red still hasn't announced a release date for Cyberpunk 2077 which will be available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

HitRecord on Beyond Good & Evil 2 #nospec Backlash

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s collaboration organization HitRecord is teaming up with Ubisoft but some people skeptical of the idea.

Just like many other exclusive news from E3 2018 press conference has gotten us excited, developer studio Ubisoft had a couple of them in their fold. Teaming up with an online collaborative production company HitRecord owned by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt for their upcoming action-adventure game Beyond Good & Evil 2 have all the enthusiastic fans thrilled for a rare chance of contributing to this project but this also invokes criticism from many industry professionals.

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HitRecord on Beyond Good & Evil 2 #nospec Backlash

During the discussion, fans are asked to participate creating art assets and making music that will be used in the actual game. This use of fan-made assets has some amateurs and professionals of the art community concerned over the issue of payment. While Gordon and Ubisoft allowed artists and musicians to take part and showcase their talent, people were commenting on whether or not they are getting paid for using their work as it was omitted in the initial announcement.

Seeing everyone making remarks over the matter, Gordon almost immediately took Twitter to clear out things and their intention of paying the patron.



Assuring that each backer would get paid whenever their work used for the game would earn money from it did not really cleared out the frustration that came out from many specialized individuals. He cleared out that his platform is not for industry professionals to earn a living from and they just don't pay in crumbs. Depending on their amount of input for the finished product, some of those benefactors earn in hundreds and some even ends up making tens of thousands for their effort.

HitRecord's partnering up with Ubisoft for Beyond Good and Evil 2 is not just another regular collaboration project. It opens up a new door of opportunity for the contributors to be involved in certain parts of the game and get paid a kind of compensation from a budget sum of $50,000. It will be spread among everyone who has their work included in the completed game. However, for a multibillion-dollar publisher like Ubisoft, that amount is relatively small for a project like this.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt at E3

This ridiculous payment sum clearly points out that both companies are not looking to hire anyone but get a work done by the involvement of group of community artists and that is where many professionals have a problem. This program seemingly looks an awful lot like "spec work" or "speculative work", where an artist works on a project which may or may not earn him a payment. A lot of big-name companies try to rip-off artists with this absurd practice and concerned artists are against this initiative.

The following video is a fine example from Canadian design agency Zulu Alpha Kilo on how "spec work" is totally unacceptable and absurd.




It's been quite long that a lot of agencies and individual professionals have taken a stand against this irrationality and some of them are even using the #nospec hashtag on social media as well. Though in most cases, companies don't give you any form of control over your own original work, Gordon-Levitt's HitRecord works on how to monetize it and give you a cut under a non-exclusive license. The content creator reserves the full right to do whatever they please with it or however they use it.

That actually makes things trickier, because despite you owning the rights to your contribution, the end work is a result of many collaborators and produces a unique product which they have the right to sell. The $50,000 esteemed budget is for music and visuals of nine categories for BGE2 has already amassed more than three thousand submissions. So, the above-mentioned prize is a small piece of cake for a selected many to take a bite from and a huge sum of unpaid labor for others not making a cut.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Resident Evil 2 Remake To Include Deleted Concepts

Upcoming Resident Evil 2 Remake will feature unused concept arts and characters from Resident Evil 1.5.

Upcoming remake of survival horror game Resident Evil 2 from Capcom has created a lot of buzz after unloading a brand-new announcement trailer at E3 2018 press conference along with a bunch of still from the project. From what we can tell, this is a whole new game built on the base of the original RE2 and many of the horror elements are redefined. While they are at it, the developers decided to use deleted concept arts and character designs from an early version of the game.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake To Include Deleted Concepts

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Before it became a horror classic, an early version of the game titled, Resident Evil 1.5 has been worked on to near completion but later got cancelled. The initial plans had the players going back to the destroyed Spencer Mansion and engage in fight with plant-like enemies, a possible boss character blended with Albert Wesker until they came up with the plan of spreading the horror to the outskirts of Raccoon City. Developer team had completed almost 60 percent of this version before it was scrapped.

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RE 1.5 at first starred rooky cop Leon Kennedy taking charge but instead of Chris Redfield's street savvy sister Claire Redfield, there was a character named Elza Walker, who was also a college student like Claire. Leon and Elza would have started their journey from being trapped inside Raccoon City police station, whereas the place was for the protagonists to gather information about the outbreak in the original release. Just because the producers thought it was dull, it got reworked.

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Unused Concepts From Resident Evil 1.5

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Despite having some close resemblance to the title, RE2 has some noticeable differences like several enemies including a Human Spider, some weapons like assault rifles and grenades, as well as a totally different design for the RPD building. Elements from Resident Evil 1.5 eventually become resources for modders, who keep recreating the game over the years. By the looks of it, Resident Evil 2 remake will include some of the unused concept like a coat for Ada Wong and a red jacket for Claire Redfield.

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However, Resident Evil 2 Deluxe Edition will reportedly feature a skin of Elza Walker for Claire and that make sense as they both shares a lot of similarities and traits. It will also allow players to switch between the soundtrack of RE2 Remake and the original game to bring back the retro experience. It was a wise decision back then to redo the whole project as it became an old-school classic but it sure would be nice of them to drop some easter eggs from those days in the remake game.

Resident Evil 2 Remake E3 Gameplay Demo

One of Capcom’s renowned titles Resident Evil 2 is remade in a newly fleshed out, gory image that looks really incredible.

After releasing the first E3 trailer for one of their most anticipating project Resident Evil 2 Remake only two days earlier on E3 2018 press conference, developer/publisher Capcom decides to be generous enough and offer a glimpse at their re-engineered gameplay system for the game. So, they played a live demo of RE2 during PlayStation Live at E3 while discussing what are the changes they did and how it going to redefine the genre of survival horror with this classic title.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake E3 Gameplay Demo

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The live demo looks pretty incredible, displaying footage from beginning hour at Raccoon City after the outbreak sets all hell loose.




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At the showcase, RE2 remake demo opens up with rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy joining for duty and goes inside Raccoon City Police Department looking for clues. While trying to keep the vibe of the original game intact, they tried to get rid of the fixed camera angles and made the zombie killing experience more enjoyable. Newly added third-person viewpoint works a lot like Resident Evil 4. However, maintaining the roots, this game will focus less on shooter aspect akin to later entries to the series.

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Even though it is called a remake, the entire game is being rebuilt over the base content of the original but developers are not doing a direct clone. Promises of including new elements of gameplay is what we already know about with building barricades to fend off an incoming horde trying to get you. Restrooms are one of the new additions that RE2 never had before. Things that did not change are the use of knife and scarcity of ammunition to keep players on their toes.

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Modernizing The Classic

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Resident Evil 2 Remake is currently set to release on January 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Capcom's revolutionary RE game engine that helped them built Resident Evil 7 is used to re-create the title. It surely will be a fun experience seeing Raccoon City coming back to life once again, reinvented to instill fear in our hearts and reliving the experience in all-new, all-different view will never be the same.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Destiny 2: Forsaken Story Reveal

In one of E3 2018's most shocking moments, it looks like Bungie has your beloved Hunter Vanguard in some real trouble.

Despite Bungie's online-only multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 being one of the two best-selling games on console alongside another Activision title Call of Duty: WWII, it faced some tough times with the release of "Curse of Osiris" and "Warmind" expansion pack DLC. Now that the third one in line has just announced shortly, fans knew that something is up and they will be let down once again. Unfortunately, they are proven right during Sony's E3 2018 press conference.

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Destiny 2: Forsaken Story Reveal

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A cinematic story reveal trailer for upcoming D2: Forsaken DLC is released in the hype of E3 and it immediately saddened all players.




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As the trailer opens, we see one of the most beloved Guardians and everyone's favorite hunter Vanguard Cayde-6 badly injured, sitting on his knees and even missing a chunk of his face. He surely is in trouble but isn't trying to run away. His ghost is taken out and then the camera moves around to reveal the return of Prince Uldren Sov holding an Ace of Spades hand cannon to his face. He blasts off the wisecrackin’ Exo on spot and then walks over his body along with his followers.

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With that, D2 just killed of one of their most celebrated character from Destiny-verse, which drove players either frustrated or mad over Bungie. In an attempt to bring back players to the game, they decided to raise the stakes more than they ever did. They have introduced the threats of aliens trying to destroy the world before and it worked too but the studio believed taking a fan-favorite personality like Cayde off the board will be so much relatable to players on personal level.

RELATED: Destiny 2: Warmind Reveal

D2 community has been devastated since they witnessed this and the Destiny subreddit is the solid proof of that with the increasing number of goofs and memes in the loving memory of Cayde-6. On September 4, Destiny 2: Forsaken is set to release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We hope that Guardians get their hands on Uldren Sov to get their revenge on their fallen comrade and settle scores then.

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Gameplay Revealed

The first gameplay trailer Overkill's The Walking Dead co-op shooter gives a better idea of how the game will be like.

Based on The Walking Dead comic-book series from Image Comics by creator Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, Haunt), OVERKILL's The Walking Dead game is an upcoming co-op FPS that has already showcased four of its playable characters with their unique back-stories that has hardened them into the toughest survivors in a post-apocalyptic world. The studio that worked on games like Payday 2 has been working on this project for some time and during E3 2018, they revealed a gameplay trailer.

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OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Gameplay Revealed

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Belonging to one of the many E3 2018 games, OTWD revealed a gameplay footage displaying our protagonists at work and how they thrive as a group.




The trailer opens up with a cinematic CGI and then going back and forth into brief playing moments where players run into a horde of walkers. With an expert melee attacker, one medic, a sniper and scavenger in a crowd of four, Overkill sets up a team play for survival. Teamwork will be essential to stay alive for the characters in Washington D.C. now overrun with zombies. Although they made it pretty clear about building a game with different tone, a more detailed gameplay would have been much appreciated.

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After building much anticipation from fans for the past few months, developers finally gave us a much expected look at the in-game demo of how it looks like for a band of zombie-apocalypse survivors fighting against all sort of odds. While exploring walkers infested areas, emphasis on stealth would be pretty high for the survival of you and your teammates. The fact that many speculating OTWD will turn out to be just another Left 4 Dead is wrong but we are sure that the developers will be flattered by this comparison.

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Zombie-Infested Washington

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First person co-op shooter game OVERKILL's The Walking Dead is brought to you by developer Overkill Software and publisher Starbreeze Studios in collaboration with Kirkman’s company Skybound Entertainment. After being delayed several times now, the game is finally set to release on November 6 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Onward June 12, pre-order will be open to get additional in-game cosmetic items for characters and weapons exclusively with the Deluxe Edition of the game.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Resident Evil 2 Remake E3 Trailer

Capcom shows a trailer and gameplay of Resident Evil 2 Remake. Finally comes two decades later in January 2019.

Long anticipated news on a Resident Evil 2 remake project has been keeping fans of the survival horror game on the edge of their seats for some time now. One moment, we hear it is in development and the next it gets cancelled but that fiasco has come to an end now. Developer/publisher Capcom has finally came clear about the remake during PlayStation's E3 2018 press conference by releasing a new 3D-rendered announcement trailer that looks absolutely fantastic.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake E3 Trailer

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Witness how it all became legendary and genre-defining with one of the horror masterpiece of all time in Resident Evil 2 E3 trailer.




The story of the game revolves around a fictional American suburb of Raccoon City, where reports of bizarre murders start emerging from. The horrors of Spencer mansion on Arklay Mountains has now come out and reached the neighboring city. Residents and tourists are all caught with their lives amidst flesh-eating living nightmares. Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield happens to be there desperately trying to make it out alive from the reach of a devastated Raccoon City.

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Rebuilt With Photorealistic Graphics

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This is how the saga of Resident Evil spawned through a sequel 20 years ago and released on PlayStation. The remake revisits all those locations players are familiar with and plants a few surprises for new and old RE fans. Most importantly, it is a great escape from the fixed camera angles that used to annoy everyone and imply the advance graphical superiority of today's technology. A new over-the-shoulder camera mode will be included, which will surely aid the players in skimpy areas.

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A History of Survival Horror

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The original 1998 version was one of Capcom’s best-selling games of all time and it is only fitting that it got a visual upgrade along with some gameplay changes. However, make no mistake of thinking it as a simple remake project that is about re-creating RE2 as it was. In fact, the revolutionary RE Engine which brought us the terrifying experience of Resident Evil 7. Those details on decaying skins of rotten zombies look even lifelike and that just increases the scare factor of the game.

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Worst First Day on Job

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Here is another trailer from E3 2018 Playstation Showcase that better displays how the outbreak has dragged our protagonists into this mess.




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The distinct stories of rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield looking for her brother connects here and is retold. When Raccoon City drowned into anarchy and madness due to a sudden epidemic, Leon arrived to report for duty on his first day on job while bio organic weapons (B.O.W.s) were running rampant. The same day, Claire came seeking his brother Chris Redfield at Raccoon City Police Department but he left the city by then and almost everyone she found was dead.

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Welcome to Raccoon City

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Both characters will cross paths and are playable in their own separate stories that offers unique perspective at what is going on. Leon learns about the undead menace when he witnesses an officer killed by one of them. Claire seems to have came across little Sherry Birkin and her mother Annette had her fair share of footage. Although we got a momentary glimpse of what seems like a transformed William Birkin or maybe a Tyrant was shown but we missed Ada Wong this time.

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Too Late for Marvin Branagh

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Capcom's Resident Evil 2 Remake is set to release January 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game will cost $59.99 only and reports of visuals being in 4K were heard but any specific details on that statement were not found yet. If you happen to be one of the fans who were disappointed with RE7 because it was devoid of the aspects of the originals, then RE2 remake is just your ticket to head back to classic, because Resident Evil probably never looked this good before.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Doom Eternal E3 Teaser

Bethesda's E3 2018 press conference gave the devil its due by unveiling Doom Eternal, a sequel to 2016's rebooted title.

Many eager gamers have been waiting for a sequel to the best first-person shooter games ever made and we are talking about none other than 2016's Doom game from the newly rebooted series by developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks. Eventually, the upcoming title from the franchise titled Doom Eternal was announced today by Bethesda during their E3 2018 conference and for starters, we have a brand-new teaser that is full of breath-taking action.

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Doom Eternal E3 Teaser

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Prepare yourself for the ultimate ride with the devil in fiery land of dead as the gates of Hell are opening once again.




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As the teaser opens, what we can see is that a backdrop which does not seem like Mars but resembles much to Earth. Buildings are on fire, freakish creatures and monstrosities like Revenants are wandering around while the camera goes forward through debris. It's definitely Earth and demons from Hell has taken over and running rampant. We see a skull belonging to Baron of Hell, which is crushed by Doomguy only to face a horde of demons while he loads a double-barreled shotgun.

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Back in April, Pete Hines of Bethesda cryptically hinted that Doom 2 may be announced at E3 2018 during an event at PAX East, so this doesn't come as a surprise to us. Reboot of Doom in 2016 was a re-imagining of the original game and most probably, the sequel will follow the second one, Doom II: Hell on Earth. Although there is no mention of "Hell on Earth" anywhere in upcoming sequel's title, the entire settings of demons reigning on Earth seem pretty reminiscent of that phrase.

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Doom Eternal is expected to release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but we don't have a release date in hand right now. Even though we haven't seen any new enemies yet, that cool shotgun is a hint that there will be new weapons. A gameplay live-stream will be held on August 10 during Quakecon and we can certainly hope to get more details on the story as well as gameplay for sure. If they can keep up to the expectation of players and maintain excellence, the sequel could also be a critical and commercial success.

Halo Infinite Announced

Halo Infinite trailer at E3 2018 is bringing back Master Chief once again to finish the fight to save humanity.

Not every day you get to show your games at a stage like E3 2018 and so, Microsoft took this opportunity very seriously on Xbox E3 2018 presentation. What better way to do that than revealing a new entry from one of your biggest franchises and what bigger series there is other than Halo? With Halo Infinite, our beloved hero Master Chief returns in action after a while. Developer 343 Industries have brought back the series once again and the next chapter begins from here.

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Halo Infinite Announced

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Check out the E3 2018 announce trailer for upcoming Halo Infinite, which will be exclusive to Windows 10 and Xbox One.




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The trailer is a short cinematic clip showing a green landscape in what seems to be an aftermath of some great war. A new ecosystem of beasts and nature completely takes over the world left behind by men as we don't see any of them. While a squad of three soldiers approaches with one of their wounded companion, we see Master Chief's iconic helm in his hand in frame. Then he plugged Cortana into the back of his helmet and then it slowly cuts into the title card.

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Even though they previously hinted of making a comeback with Halo series, both developer 343 Industries and Microsoft Studios has been quite about when they are going to make a show on it for some time. Thankfully, it is finally returning to its former glory and will establish that once it finally releases. Aside from slightly changing their art style and color patterns, the game has moved to a newer Slipspace Engine this time and players get to spend more time with their favorite green Spartan.

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In a time when Microsoft is desperately in need for some exclusive games for their consoles to survive the market competition as they are being manhandled by Sony and ridiculed by fans, an exclusive Xbox line-up like Halo can probably turn the table for them. So, the upcoming title is definitely a breath of fresh air in this time of crisis for the publisher. The story of the game centers around Master Chief but this teaser was to actually demonstrate their powerful new game engine.

Fallout 76 E3 Trailer

Bethesda's E3 2018 trailer for Fallout 76 reveals it to be a prequel four times larger than any other Fallout game.

Only a few days ago, Bethesda took a whole day teasing an upcoming Fallout game on social media and then revealed it afterwards with a teaser trailer. When Fallout 76 was announced, players were confused because they were sort of expecting something like "Fallout 5". Despite having a few glimpses at what it looks like, we had very little to go with but now that E3 2018 is here and they released a trailer that confirms many theories and rumors while giving us a detailed look.

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Fallout 76 E3 Trailer

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Lets' dive into this brand-new trailer for upcoming Fallout 76 game released by publisher Bethesda at their E3 2018 press conference.




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With the initial look of the surrounding, we notice a much more alive in-game world than of Fallout 3 or Fallout 4. A West Virginia neighborhood that is still quite intact than being reduced into a wasteland is where the player explores around while we were humming to John Denver's legendary folk song "Take Me Home, Country Roads" in background. This one surely looks like a prequel where it all begins and whatever left of humanity started taking shelters in those vaults for safety.

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What we came to learn at the end is that this entry has a game map that is four times bigger in size than any we ever saw in past games from Fallout series. Although, having bigger maps doesn't assure you of the quality of the contents, we can rely on Bethesda, because they usually know what they are doing and this one is considered as one of their most popular franchises. So, we can only hope that they will engage their fans with great content and gameplay flexibility like they always does.

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A New American Dream

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Apart from these, there was a rumor of Fallout 76 being an online multiplayer title before E3 and it turned out to be true after all. While every other developer studio in the industry has been focusing on more multiplayer only titles, Bethesda has remained a reliable company who made single player games and kept the genre alive. However, they are taking a new step now and how far they will go with this mode is still unknown and can only be told later.

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It's not like that the studio have not attempted to focus on multiplayer and they apparently did it in past with Fallout Online. In Fallout 76, they will be exploring more of this experience and maybe they are just testing the field for their audience. Being entirely online will also bring change to gameplay and how it is played out as all the other survivors you come across are human beings and not some NPCs. Don't worry just yet because you sure will see your fair share of creatures out there too.

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Power of The Atom

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Unless you want to wait to get your hands onto the game to explore the new wild world of Fallout till November 14, 2018, we suggest you manage to get yourself into beta testing or what they are calling it "Break It Early Test Application", which you can have access to if you pre-order Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition only for $199.99. This collector’s edition will give you a wearable T-51 Power Armor helmet, a terrain map, collectible figurines, a steelbook and in-game bonuses.




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Fallout 76 will release worldwide for playing on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Whether you decide to pick up the standard edition or power armor edition, you surely are in for an adventure for survival in a world of nuclear annihilation. We are eagerly waiting to see what Bethesda does with this franchise in the upcoming days and how much it evolves.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Battlefield V Battle Royale Mode Confirmed

Dice and Electronic Arts have finally confirmed that Battlefield V is getting a Battle Royale mode after all.

Kicking off with a brand-new trailer for multiplayer mode of their upcoming story-based shooter Battlefield V during EA Play press conference at Los Angeles convention center, developer EA Dice and publisher Electronic Arts went on to reveal more details about the game from long-running Battlefield series. Dice also have confirmed shortly afterwards that a battle royale-style multiplayer mode will be included, which will be set in WW2 period as well as the main game.

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Battlefield V Battle Royale Mode Confirmed

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Although they talked about many other notable features and details about the latest game of Battlefield series, EA have not spoken much about their inclusion of a battle royale mode in BFV yet. All we know for now is that its part of a post-launch live service called "Tides of War", which has core gameplay of the franchise, destruction, vehicles and other key aspects. They always tease for a game and then upon revealing, they tease for some more content to show off in future.



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So, we hope EA has been saving up the best for later time and besides, the developers are still exploring this new experience to make it work in a World War II setting. Rival game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is also bringing battle royale to the table with their newly introduced mode called "Blackout". Perhaps one of them will charm the large-scale sandbox gameplay by letting a large amount of players take part but sadly, BFV is still stuck with their typical 64 player count cap from sixteen years ago.

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Battle royale is such a cliché and currently a running trend as a sub-genre, pioneered by games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite. Because of these trendsetting games, many have been following the footsteps of a last-man standing shooter these days. Brendan 'PlayerUnknown' Greene, creator of PUBG has taken Twitter to express his response to this new announcement, welcoming Dice to the club with a short Tweet.



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However, given their recent history of suing a several games that followed their style, people are skeptical at his response. A lot of people have sarcastically started pointing out how they have grown a tendency of suing other creators, instead of fixing their own game. Greene obviously did not appreciate their honesty and blocked or muted them out. Even if they take out Epic Games in court, a huge drop-off in their player base and loads of in-game issues are not something you can simply overlook like that.

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Battlefield V Following Trend

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BF5 can really turn heads with "Tides of War" battle royale mode in a WW2 background or maybe Black Ops 4 can do that. This seriously leaves the future of PUBG in question considering they have already lost half of their concurrent players in one month lately. First-person shooter game Battlefield V will launch worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 19. Pre-ordering the game on EA Access or Origin Access will let you start early from October 11.