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Monday, August 3, 2020

Marvel's Avengers to Add Spider-Man as PlayStation-Exclusive Hero

A friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will join Earth's Mightiest Heroes in 2021, exclusively on PlayStation.

An accidental leaked listing from online retailer site Base.com has revealed earlier that your friendly-neighborhood Spider-Man will be joining upcoming superhero action-adventure game Marvel's Avengers, exclusively for PlayStation.

As soon as rumor mill started rolling, that product description was removed and associate art director Jeff Adams of developer Crystal Dynamics officially confirmed that Spidey is coming to Marvel's Avengers at some point next year.

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Marvel's Avengers to Add Spider-Man as PlayStation-Exclusive Hero

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A launch, Spider-Man will only become available to players on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 as an exclusive playable hero. Official sources have yet to announce if everyone's favorite web-slinger will be permanent or timed exclusive.

Given how Marvel's Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales are exclusive to PlayStation consoles, there is little possibility of Spider-Man ever arriving for Google Stadia, Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X versions of the game.

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According to recent blog post, Spider-Man will join Earth's Mightiest Heroes in early 2021 and will make his debut via an in-game event. There will be unique challenges for him to take on and show off his incredible acrobatic abilities.

Just like other heroes within its roster, Marvel's Avengers to feature several suits and gameplay style to forge your own version of Spidey. Crystal Dynamics heavily focuses on overall fluidity of transition between combat and his movement.

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Though inspiration for Marvel's Avengers version of Spider-Man came from works of artists John Romita, Sr. and Steve Ditko, fans can expect to choose from a wide variety of choices alongside his early iteration with webbed underarms.

Marvel's Avengers will begin its pre-order beta on August 7, 2020 and you can pre-load a day earlier. On second War Table stream, Crystal Dynamics reveals to add Hawkeye to base game as a post-launch hero for no additional cost at all.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Marvel's Avengers Will Reportedly Add Spider-Man as PS4 Exclusive

An online leaked listing suggests Spider-Man will join Marvel's Avengers as a PS4-exclusive character.

In recent War Table livestream, upcoming superhero action-adventure game Marvel's Avengers have revealed dates for beta and post-launch hero ahead of September 4, 2020 global release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

For some time, there has been speculation of friendly-neighborhood web-slinger joining Earth's Mightiest Heroes at some point. One recent unofficial Reddit leak does claim that Spider-Man will show up swinging, for PlayStation consoles.

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Marvel's Avengers Will Reportedly Add Spider-Man as PS4 Exclusive

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According to a now-deleted listing from online retailer site Base.com, PS4 version of Marvel's Avengers will let you play as Spidey himself. Before an eventual removal, product description clearly had stated "exclusively on PS4" to no surprise.

Whether or not their marketing copy was provided by official sources is yet to be confirmed. Base.com also has a listed release date of May 15, 2020, which is inaccurate at this point and has been rescheduled to Q4 2020 long ago.

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Reddit user FNaF_walrusman noticed a leaked listing that hints at Spider-Man to be a playable character.

Online retailer says Spider-Man will be exclusively playable in the PS4 version of Marvel's Avengers from r/GamingLeaksAndRumours


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In a prior announcement, publisher Square Enix revealed to have made a deal with PlayStation and promised to deliver surprise for PS4 players. Parent company Sony currently holds movie rights for Spider-Man and made a successful game.

PS4-exclusive title Marvel's Spider-Man has sold over 13 million copies worldwide to become best-selling super hero video game of all time. A spin-off sequel, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is set to launch later this year for PlayStation 5.

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By end of this year, developer Crystal Dynamics plans to release next-gen console version of Marvel's Avengers, in association with Eidos Montréal and Square Enix for all owner of the game on current-gen without any additional charge.

A major Marvel character like Amazing Spider-Man being a PlayStation-exclusive hero for Marvel's Avengers will not really motivate players on PC or Xbox platforms much to pick a copy at launch even if these rumors are even true after all.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Destiny 2: Beyond Light Stasis Gameplay Trailer

Bungie offers first look of Stasis powers in newest Destiny 2: Beyond Light gameplay trailer at Xbox Games Showcase.

On November 10, developer/publisher Bungie will start off a new chapter in free-to-play online multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 with release of its upcoming major expansion Beyond Light DLC for all available platforms and next-gen.

During announcement of Beyond Light earlier in June 2020, players only got a brief sneak peak at new elemental power. Today, Bungie offered a better look via new gameplay trailer focused on Stasis at Xbox Games Showcase digital event.

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Stasis Gameplay Trailer

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Ahead of Beyond Light DLC release within months, Bungie reveals new D2 trailer featuring Stasis gameplay.




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At long last, Guardians are about to make contact with Darkness in Beyond Light and wield Stasis elemental powers. Latest trailer sheds light on new gameplay aspects, super abilities, and inclusion of Stasis sub-classes for Destiny 2.

Players will be creating huge pillars of ice on the go using Stasis grenades for insane level of terrain manipulation. They can also use general attack abilities to encase them in ice or to slow down enemies before shattering them to shards.

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Guardians have been working for Traveler since the beginning and using its power of Light to fight off Darkness. For most part in Destiny lore, Darkness has remained mysterious force but is recently making its presence known to all.

Players also encountered a few pyramid ships during Season of Arrivals that will block access to several locations in Beyond Light expansion, which is a part of Bungie's strategy of introducing a vault, to temporarily remove certain content.

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Bungie had to delay release of Beyond Light DLC from September 22 to November 10 under working restrictions of COVID-19 pandemic. An optimized version for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will arrive for next-gen at launch as well.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light will kicks off Year 4 Season 2 content through a trilogy of expansions including The Witch Queen and Lightfall. Later this year, Xbox Game Pass will add D2 and allow members access to all of its current expansions.

Xbox Game Pass to Add Destiny 2

Bungie will be adding Destiny 2 to Xbox Game Pass this September, with access to all current expansions.

Over the years, developer/publisher Bungie added a host of content to 2017 online multiplayer shooter Destiny 2 since launch. Following recent legacy of Forsaken and Shadowkeep, a new expansion, Beyond Light will arrive on November 10.

A joint announcement from Bungie and Microsoft came in recently at Xbox Games Showcase, revealing Destiny 2 will become available for members of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Series X, with all its expansions including Beyond Light.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Destiny 2

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During Xbox digital event, Bungie released a new video for upcoming Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion.




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Destiny 2: Beyond Light plans to take players to icy moon of Jupiter, which is a new location called Europa. A new sub-class Stasis gets introduced to Guardians along with elemental power of Darkness and new raid Deep Stone Crypt.

Another playable location Cosmodrome will be back on Earth for players to take part in Vault of Glass raid from original Destiny. Soon as Beyond Light launches, Bungie will temporarily move several activities and location into a content vault.

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Game Pass members will get access to all current D2 expansions from September and Beyond Light will join at launch in November. An optimized version of Destiny 2 will run in 4K resolution and at 60 frames per second on Xbox Series X.

Bungie intends to support cross-generation play for D2 and ensure you playing the best version of the game using Smart Delivery. Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can experience Destiny 2 remotely on their phone or tablet via Project xCloud.

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You may want to purchase Season of Arrivals or Season of the Worthy separately for all content as Game Pass only gives you access to standard editions of early D2 expansions like Curse of Osiris, Warmind, Forsaken and Shadowkeep DLC.

Even if you don't have a subscription to Xbox Game Pass, a free-to-play version titled Destiny 2: New Light has been made available since 2019. Bungie chose to move with Microsoft lately after spending previous generation with PlayStation.

State of Decay 3 Announced

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

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

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

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State of Decay 3 Announced

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




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

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

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

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

Halo Infinite Campaign Gameplay Revealed

343 Industries offers a first-look at campaign gameplay of Halo Infinite during Xbox Games Showcase today.

A year ago, a cinematic trailer titled "Discover Hope" offered first glimpse at story premise for upcoming first-person shooter title Halo Infinite by developer 343 Industries and SkyBox Labs, in association with publisher Xbox Game Studios.

Since E3 2020 has now been cancelled due to a global pandemic of Coronavirus outbreak, 343 Industries and Microsoft announced in March to reveal long-anticipated gameplay footage in a demo trailer at Xbox Games Showcase digital event.

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Halo Infinite Campaign Gameplay Revealed

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Take a first look at Halo Infinite official gameplay video in real-time from early hours of story campaign.




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After a Pelican pilot finds Master Chief floating in space, he reaches out and revives him earlier. As they are forced to crash land on the ring when they are shot at with anti-aircraft guns, Chief decides to go out and take care of business.

Halo Infinite delves into its classic gameplay mechanic from very beginning and players will be wielding a variety of weapons. To engage enemies in combat, Chief will be using MA40 assault rifle to VK78 Commando and even plasma grenade.

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Driving a Warthog into battle, he comes across several members of the alien race known as Banished and their War Chief Escharum. John-117 can traverse through locations using a world map or simply running and gunning towards levels.

Infinite is said to be several times larger than last two series releases, powered by Slipspace Engine. One of the most amazing feats of display was latest inclusion of grappling hook for traversal into map and return of shield technology.

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One missing aspect was exclusion of online multiplayer mode, which is an essential experience for any games of Halo series. Microsoft Studios hosting a major reveal event without giving a peek at multiplayer gameplay seems quite odd.

Xbox has announced recently that there will be another digital showcase in coming months to reveal Xbox Series X launch date and hopefully, they will treat fans with a much-awaited look at Halo Infinite multiplayer mode at a later date.

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A brief cinematic trailer teases an expansive Halo Infinite campaign with MJOLNIR armor assembling.




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Infinite is a launch title for Microsoft's next-gen console and a "spiritual reboot" to Halo military shooter franchise. However, gameplay demo didn't look much like next-gen compared to any of its very impressive looking cut-scenes so far.

Though a release date is yet to be revealed, Halo Infinite is set to arrive this holiday season for Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X consoles via Microsoft Store and Steam, while also simultaneously launching on Xbox Game Pass.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Destiny 2: Beyond Light DLC Expansion Delayed

Previous release date for Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion has been delayed because of COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier in June, developer/publisher Bungie revealed plans to add a new trilogy of expansions in Year 4 Season 2 content for free-to-play online multiplayer shooter Destiny 2 to start a new era and first one among them was Beyond Light.

Bungie originally planned to launch Beyond Light DLC expansion on September 22 and reveal more features very soon, which is now been delayed to November 10, 2020 due to working restrictions during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light DLC Expansion Delayed

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Even though Bungie is one of the best studios to work remotely under current circumstances, they had to push back next chapter of Destiny 2 by a few more weeks just to meet certain quality standards because of recent challenges.

Beyond Light plans to include new gears, location, missions, raid, weaponry and everything that players expect from its next expansion, which will form the major upcoming D2 story arc alongside its follow-up The Witch Queen and Lightfall.

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For a brief time, Destiny 2 is temporarily removing several activities and locations from game while taking away weekly reward cap on raids for rest of the season, allowing players to grind for best exotic loots as long as they are available.

Recent actions of Bungie are disappointing to some fans but are taken for a better future of D2 players in long run. Previous plans for rumored development of Destiny 3 have been scrapped and are replaced with new content update strategy.

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Beyond Light is coming at a time when majority of D2 player community were longing for a new update after Shadowkeep that would rejuvenate Destiny 2 once again like The Taken King did for original Destiny and there is only months to go.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light will be first DLC expansion to release on both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Progress will be shared within two console generation with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version receiving free upgrade to next-gen.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Watch Dogs: Legion Gets Called Out for Holocaust Quote Misuse

Ubisoft gets called out for reusing a famous Holocaust quote to promote upcoming Watch Dogs: Legion.

After postponing a number of anticipated titles last year, developer/publisher Ubisoft returned with a gameplay overview of upcoming open-world hacking adventure game Watch Dogs: Legion this year at Ubisoft Forward event earlier.

Shortly after premiering a short film for WD: Legion titled "Tipping Point" at UbiForward event, Ubisoft starts getting called out and receiving heavy criticism from fans for using a modified version of Holocaust quote in the cinematic trailer.

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Watch Dogs: Legion Gets Called Out for Holocaust Quote Misuse

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Fans watching the livestream were left in shock and awe when they witnessed Ubisoft slightly altered Holocaust quote in a short cinematic directed by Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse art director Alberto Mielgo to promote WD: Legion.

Original quote of "First they came…" was written by a German citizen and Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller, who was a supporter of Third Reich at first but came to regret his decision in later years and even started opposed Nazi beliefs.

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Niemöller wrote a post-war confession acknowledging cowardice of German intellectuals back then, including him. A tailored version of the poem that fits modern-day premise was recently used in a short-film based on Watch Dogs: Legion.

Since no themes of Holocaust or Nazi occupation of any sorts is adapted into Legion, it was an uncalled move for Ubisoft to include these elements into marketing materials for a product even if their sole intention was to pay homage.

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Have a look back at Watch Dogs: Legion short film "Tipping Point" by Emmy award winner Alberto Mielgo.




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Ubisoft is already dealing with a number of allegations over sexual misconduct by some high-profile executives and while struggling with an abusive workplace culture, they need to pay more attention to how they market their games.

Watch Dogs: Legion sets on a premise of dystopian London authorities misusing power but given ties of Holocaust quote to darkest hour of human history, Ubisoft should've skipped using Niemöller's work to promote their big-budget game.