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Sunday, March 29, 2020

NieR Replicant Remake Announced

Square Enix announces a remake for NieR Replicant to celebrate 10th anniversary of NieR franchise.

To celebrate 10th anniversary of action role-playing game series NieR in April, publisher Square Enix has announced a new version of NieR Replicant for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, in association with developer ToyLogic.

Before being revealed for modern systems lately as NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139, the game originally launched in Japan, for PlayStation 3, followed by a version for Xbox 360 in Japan and Western market that came out as NieR Gestalt.

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NieR Replicant Remake Announced

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Square Enix released a teaser trailer lately, during a livestream ahead of series anniversary for next month.




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Instead of going for a high-definition remaster for current-gen consoles at this point, Square Enix has chosen to do a version up for Replicant. All of its original Japanese voice acting will be redone and a new character will be introduced.

When asked whether there will be a different ending for Replicant, series producer Yosuke Saito has played coy about it but there is a possibility. All of its songs are re-recorded and NieR composer Keiichi Okabe has added new songs.

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Another new game, NieR Reincarnation has also been announced for Android and iOS devices with a teaser.




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Reincarnation is a role-playing game for mobile by Applibot, employing a free-to-play model with some micro-transactions involved. Aside from showcase of a location called "The Cage", there is nothing much to pick up from the teaser.

Nier is about a journey of titular protagonist to find a cure for his terminally ill daughter in a dystopian world. Keeping that same premise intact, latest version would only change its lead character as a brother to Yonah instead of her father.

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Square Enix has yet to reveal further details on features included in new version and a possible release window very soon. Platinum Games officially has shown no involvement in Replicant project but may have some minor ties after all.

A cult-classic RPG title, NieR Replicant sets stage for its sequel Nier: Automata, which became an even bigger success on release. Ver. 1.22474487139 is essentially a polished re-release that has spawned from 17-year old Drakengard series.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Unlike past weekends, this one maybe a bit different since almost everyone is stuck at home to maintain social distancing. Xbox Free Play Days event has something to keep you company amidst a worldwide Coronavirus pandemic though.

So, head over to Microsoft Store from March 26, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT to download and play three brand-new exciting titles free for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate till March 29, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 on Xbox Free Play Days

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As a sequel to Ghost Recon: Wildlands, online tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint has debuted as latest Tom Clancy title that invites you to become a Ghost and take down a corrupt regime set in a remote South Pacific island.

Currently in Early Access, roguelike third-person shooter Risk of Rain 2 from developer Hopoo Games and publisher Gearbox Publishing is having an open season with its newly released Hidden Realms content update on Free Play Days.

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If some old fashioned brawling is what gets you going, then you may check out Tekken 7, most recent and seventh mainline release of Tekken series that draws conclusion to long-running clan war between Mishima family members.

Xbox Free Play Days also lets you keep all your in-game achievements and progress when this weekly event is finally over and you can buy these titles at a great discounted price using your Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate membership.

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For instance, you can grab either or all of Standard, Gold and Ultimate Edition for Breakpoint at 67% off right now. Also, grab GRB Year 1 Pass for 50% discount to unlock Spec Ops Forces Pack, three new classes and two new missions.

While you are at it, give RoR2 Standard Edition a try or purchase a bundle featuring two series titles in one for 40% price off. Any or both Standard and Ultimate Edition of Tekken 7 can be yours at 75% reduction than its usual worth.

Monday, March 23, 2020

GTA 6 Websites Updated Before Rumored Reveal

Rockstar updates website domains related to Grand Theft Auto 6 shortly before a rumored reveal date.

Over past few years, there have been heaps of rumors on highly- anticipated Grand Theft Auto VI none of which came out to be true. One recent rumor claims that developer/publisher Rockstar Games is going to reveal GTA 6 on March 25, 2020.

While this rumored reveal date gets closer, all sorts of gossips starts flying online and lately, some new changes noticed by players have added fuel to that fire when Rockstar has updated domain names associated with upcoming GTA VI.

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GTA 6 Websites Updated Before Rumored Reveal

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In general, websites that are somehow related to Grand Theft Auto 6 used to redirect their traffic to Rockstar Games official website but that has changed most recently and now is showing an error message to all of its viewers.

If you dig a little deeper, you will see that GTA VI domain was last updated on March 23, only days before its rumored reveal. Usually, companies do this when their website is ready to launch and Rockstar typically does this to announce IPs.

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Reddit user bozidarilic has shared these findings on multiple domain names like GTAVI and GTA6.

gtavi.com does not redirect to Rockstar Games site anymore. Site updated today... from r/GTA6


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Previously, Rockstar updated websites for Bully and Red Dead Redemption but same didn't happen for GTA 6 just yet. In past, they changed yellow color of their logo into red to tease announcement for Red Dead Redemption 2.

Since none of that teasing happened so far, fans should probably watch out for more hints in coming weeks. There are heavy rumors of Grand Theft Auto 6 to be set in Vice City with a single protagonist but noting is confirmed by anyone.

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This could all be simply a close coincidence, where these dates have unintentionally rallied up too close and Rockstar probably was doing regular updates for their websites as usual, which has nothing to do with GTA 6 in any way.

If somehow Rockstar Games ends up revealing Grand Theft Auto VI in next few days, GTA fans worldwide will go crazy. Nevertheless, it would be wise for everyone to take things with a grain of salt at this point and calmly wait for a reveal.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Modern Warfare 2 Remastered May Be Coming Soon

South Korean ratings board site has recently rated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered.

Almost year ago, a listing of 2009 first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered for PlayStation 4 console popped up at Pan European Game Information (PEGI) website, which was removed shortly.

According to a recent leak from South Korean ratings board site of Game Rating and Administration Committee (GRAC), a listing for "Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered" has been sighted being rated on February 26, 2020.

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Modern Warfare 2 Remastered May Be Coming Soon

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From given title, it appears that only single-player campaign will be included and not its multiplayer component. Although no launch platforms or release window are revealed so far, an official announcement may come out any time.

MW2 listing is for a standalone release by publisher Activision rather than a bundle with another Call of Duty game, which is probably due to past backlash for bundling two games into one package and forcing fans to pay extra.

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Twitter user Nibel has posted out a link to South Korean ratings board listing Modern Warfare 2 Remastered lately.


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This crazy rumor mill for Modern Warfare 2 Remastered started on 2018 through an Amazon listing that seemingly hinted at its development, which was followed up by a PEGI leak a year later and that record was removed pretty quickly.

Upon delivering Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered back in 2017, a likely move for Activision/Blizzard would be to give its sequel a similar treatment and whether or not they intend to do that is not officially confirmed yet.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 became pretty infamous on release due to its controversial "No Russian" mission, where player character and CIA agent Joseph Allen takes part in a mass shooting to gain trust of a Russian terrorist group.

This level has sparked major argument within gaming community over whether there is a need for this mission at all. Due to nature of its disturbing content, MW2 was heavily censored and "No Russian" was removed from Russian versions.

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People were lead to MW2 Remastered it will be arriving in 2019 for 10th anniversary of its original release but that never happened. However, an application field on Korean ratings board by Blizzard Entertainment actually confirms its existence.

Until now, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer mode has not been rated and some fans are worried about missing out its fast-paced action. Many are wondering if the game will release alongside upcoming Black Ops reboot.

Doom Eternal Out Now

First-person shooter game Doom Eternal from id Software and Bethesda Softworks is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Debuting as a direct sequel to 2016 rebooted Doom franchise, first-person shooter title Doom Eternal from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks is available now on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

After wrecking havoc through Necropolis and beyond, Doomguy was brought back to Mars and is sent away upon retrieving his Crucible. Spending months away in isolation, he decides to return to Earth to prevent a demonic invasion.

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Doom Eternal Out Now

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It's literally Hell on Earth and there is no one to stand against hordes of fiends to ensure survival of humanity. Doom Slayer is now on a holy mission to rip and tear through agents of Hell to fully purge a demon-infested Earth for good.

Each weapon has generally two mods that you can switch in between once they are unlocked and each of them can be upgraded furthermore. Try to get your hands on Super Shotgun and then use its grappling Meat Hook for mobility.

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Hunt Armies of Hell

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Aside from using gunshots, unsheathe your retractable wrist-mounted blade for glory kill executions to get health. Also, hack them with chainsaw and receive ammo or incinerate them with shoulder-mounted flamethrower for armor.

Eternal introduces new features and in-game mechanics like auto map, skill tree and a personal training room. There are platform challenges and puzzles scattered around to help you earn upgrades by finding collectables and secret items.

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Secret Collectible Items

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A look into official launch trailer of Doom Eternal gives you a good idea for scale of its entire brutality level.




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Doom has evolved in terms of gameplay and combat has seen new additions to give Doomguy an edge against forces of evil. id Software is additionally working on an "Invasion" mode that lets you join other players and fight them as demons.

Other than an epic single-player campaign, Doom Eternal futures a 2v1 multiplayer experience called "Battlemode". Currently, a port for Nintendo Switch handheld console is being co-developed by Panic Button to release on a later date.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Call of Duty 2021 Rumored to Add Build Mechanics

Report from a trusted source claims that Call of Duty 2021 will include some sort of building mechanics.

With two consecutive success of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in 2019 and Call of Duty: Warzone recently, publisher Activision is bound to release another AAA-title from Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise later this year.

According to a previous report by a YouTube insider, developer Treyarch has been working on a Call of Duty: Black Ops reboot for 2020 and their next entry in annual series, Call of Duty 2021 is said to add some sort of building mechanics.

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Call of Duty 2021 Rumored to Add Build Mechanics

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Following rumor of a Black Ops reboot, trusty leaker TheGamingRevolution shares information on Call of Duty 2021 on Twitter, which is said to be free-to-play title for PC, consoles and mobile from developer Sledgehammer Games.

However, this upcoming game is not main annual release of 2021 and more like Warzone, to be followed-up by one more Call of Duty release. It may debut a building mechanics that is similar to what Fortnite already has in battle royale.

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TheGamingRevolution has summed up key-details of his leak and posted with his building theory on Twitter.


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Players will apparently be able to make forts but whether or it is Fortnite-style building or more like Battlefield V is yet to be seen. Sources say that four CoD games are in active development, including Modern Warfare 2 Remastered.

Since many non-Fortnite players regularly laughs at its cartoonish building mechanism, developers may actually take a spin at it and turn it into something new but this is too early to pass judgment without further confirmation.

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YouTuber TheGamingRevolution talks in-depth about what recent info he received on next Call of Duty game.




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Warzone already uses many popular battle royale mechanics featured in other renowned titles like respawn mechanics of Apex Legends, money Contracts from Battlefield 5 and glowing loot crates seen in Fortnite Battle Royale.

Taking ideas from rival titles is not new to CoD series and Activision even introduced battle royale mode Blackout for players of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in 2018 seeing immense popularity of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

Resident Evil 3 Remake Demo Throws Shade at Resident Evil 6

Through an Easter Egg within recently released Resident Evil 3 Remake demo, Capcom is taking shot at Resident Evil 6.

Fans of survival horror game series Resident Evil are currently busy playing as former S.T.A.R.S. officer Jill Valentine in newly released Raccoon City demo of Resident Evil 3 Remake and trying to find their way out of a zombie-infested town.

Although recently released RE3 demo only contains an early section of the game, there are many Easter Eggs for prying eyes and one of them seems to be mocking Resident Evil 6, one of the most divisive releases of entire RE franchise.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Demo Throws Shade at Resident Evil 6

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Raccoon City demo is full of connections to past titles and important details regarding T-virus outbreak. Wandering across streets and underground subway, you can see a many posters out there and one of them even features RE3 key art.

Players can notice one particular in-game poster for a fictional movie titled "Disaster" at one point that is a parody of RE6 box art. It may seem like a coincidence but developer/publisher Capcom is clearly a referencing to their failed 2012 game.

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Earlier, reputed Resident Evil leaker AestheticGamer has put these images on Twitter for side by side comparison.


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Though Resident Evil 6 has sold over 9.2 million copies and is the third best-selling Capcom game, it received lowest scores for any RE games. Moreover, RE6 moved over from horror genre and almost became an action experience.

Despite having nearly 600 people working on it, players have heavily criticized it for gameplay, story, and overall pacing problem. Critics have generally hated it for those same reasons as well and therefore, technically it was a disaster.

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Last year, Capcom inserted a number of in-game secrets in Resident Evil 2 Remake for players to discover like age old joke of "Jill Sandwich" on a restaurant flyer and a reference to helicopter pilot Brad Vickers in a recruitment poster for S.T.A.R.S.

Resident Evil 3 Remake is scheduled to arrive on April 3, 2020 for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. On release, there will presumably more Easter Eggs to discover and hopefully one of them ends up teasing a Dino Crisis remake.

Dauntless: Scorched Earth Update Live Now

Scorched Earth content update drops for Dauntless, adding new Behemoth, Escalation, Hunt Pass and more.

Newest season of free content update for free-to-play online action role-playing game Dauntless is here to invite Nintendo Switch, PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players to all-out monster hunting party.

Slayers from all platforms are welcome to join at Shattered Isles in latest Scorched Earth free content update, which includes new behemoth, Blaze Escalation event, bug fixes, gameplay changes, gears, Hunt Pass and much more.

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Dauntless: Scorched Earth Update Live Now

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Phoenix Labs released an official launch trailer for Dauntless: Aether Unbound update showing key-features.




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Escalation game mode debuted back in December 2019, offering players a challenging experience of fighting random bosses. On your way to hunt are aether charged creatures like Gnashers and Quillshots, throwing fireballs at you.

Once you and your teammates eventually managed to survive them all, you can meet the boss. Blaze Escalation will be introducing a fiery new rampaging behemoth Torgadoro that will give players quite a tough time during encounter.

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New Behemoth Torgadoro

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While facing newest giant of Scorched Earth, players will be exploring new tropical and volcanic islands. Seasoned Slayers of Ramsgate with an Escalation score of 40 or above are eligible for a face-off that they may not even survive.

In spite of having an enormous size, Torgadoro is exceptionally agile and can burst cracks though Earth's crust with ease. Your chances of being smashed to a pulp in his hands are too high unless you get a hold of his attack patterns first.

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Searing Talons Hunt Pass

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Of course each seasonal event comes with new weapons and legendary ability to do additional damage to targets less than 50% health. Also, Searing Talons Hunt Pass lets you earn consumables and cosmetic rewards up to level 50.

Dauntless: Scorched Earth update adds updated daily login bonuses and a few quality of life improvements. Earning Hunt Pass XP is easier than ever before you can reach to level 50 and all bounties are rebalanced to reflect their value.