Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Dead Rising 4, Shadow of War and More

Brand-new games like Dead Rising 4, Middle-earth: Shadow of War and more comes to Xbox Game Pass in beginning of July.

Just as we entered Independence Day week, monthly subscribers of Xbox Game Pass are getting showered with eight new exciting upcoming titles coming their way over PC platform and Xbox consoles in month of July.

These new entries will drop on Game Pass for PC, console or be part of Game Pass Ultimate. Be assured, that you are covered for first half of the month with a variety of games from different genre that will keep you busy on your seats.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Dead Rising 4, Shadow of War and More

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Blazing Chrome (Console, PC, Ultimate)
If you are fan of 90's era of arcade shooter then, Blazing Chrome from indie developer Joy Masher could be exactly what you are looking for. The game features classic run 'n' gun type action for local co-op rendered in 16-bit style graphics.

This is a hybrid version of Contra that excels in every aspects of the beloved original and comes anew where you either play as robotic protagonist Doyle or human soldier Mavra to oppose an insurgency by machine overlords to save humanity.

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Blazing Chrome on Xbox Game Pass

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Dead Rising 4 (Console, PC, Ultimate)
Celebrity freelance journalist Frank West comes back to Willamette, Colorado once again for another unexpected zombie hunting season. This time, he is after an even bigger conspiracy than what he faced during first outbreak, years ago.

Gameplay has changed by getting rid of timer system and improved action for a far better experience. Even if you are a casual who is not caught up with early history of Dead Rising, you can still jump right in for some undead slaying.

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Dead Rising 4 on Xbox Game Pass

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LEGO City Undercover (Console, Ultimate)
Doing away with comic book and movie franchises, developer TT Fusion aims for an original experience with same old Lego City toys and keep up its comedic tone with new protagonist character Chase McCain who is an undercover cop.

Crime wave was running rampant in Lego City and Mayor Gleeson suspects recent escapee criminal Rex Fury to be responsible. So, Chase had to return inadvertently only to bump into his former love interest from past, Natalia Kowalski.

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LEGO City Undercover on Xbox Game Pass

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War (Console, PC, Ultimate)
A sequel to Shadow of Mordor from 2014, Shadow of War is an open-world action RPG set within Lord of the Rings lore. Player goes on a quest as ranger Talion to forge a new Ring of Power at Mount Doom to put a fight against Sauron.

Sharing a body with elf lord Celebrimbor, he can lead his Ologs and Uruks followers from Middle-earth using revolutionary gameplay mechanics known as "Nemesis System" and aims at going bigger than its predecessor in overall.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War on Xbox Game Pass

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My Time at Portia (Console, PC, Ultimate)
An action RPG title from Chinese developer studio Pathea Games that is set on a post-apocalyptic dystopia but primarily based on exploring and keep building on your town is what sums up base concept of My Time at Portia at best.

Building and crafting items would require you to gather resources or even have to process them to fit your need. Aside from making establishments through and through, you get relationship points for interacting with fellow NPCs.

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My Time at Portia on Xbox Game Pass

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Timespinner (PC, Ultimate)
Although this retro-styled action platformer from Lunar Ray Games didn't shy away to take clear inspiration from Castlevania series and set up premises around a castle, it still has a story of its own with unique twists delivered in pixel arts.

Lead character Lunais is a time messenger and she goes back in time on behalf of her cult using a device called Timespinner to stop advances of Lachiem Empire but in doing so, she can never return to her own timeline and forced to have a life anew.

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Timespinner on Xbox Game Pass

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Unavowed (PC, Ultimate)
Step into a dark, supernatural thriller by indie developer/publisher Wadjet Eye Games where you are allowed to pursue one of three narratives and a companion with distinct abilities to embark a classic point-and-click adventure.

Being freed from a demonic possession after going into a killing spree through New York for a year, player would wake up among a group of strangers that belongs to an order of demon-hunters only to join them and pieces together.

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Unavowed on Xbox Game Pass

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Undertale (PC, Ultimate)
In an Underground realm full of magic and monsters, a child gets lost and is saved by goat-like creature named Toriel from a sentient flower, Flowey. There, the kid learns about killing monsters to gain EXP and solve puzzles for survival.

You can always opt out from killing enemies that crosses your path and go for subduing them instead whenever they attacks, which will not only change character interaction and dialogue pattern but it would alter endgame narrative as well.

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Undertale on Xbox Game Pass

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Also, titles such as Aftercharge, Dandara, Dead Rising 2, Defense Grid: The Awakening, Hexic 2, Hitman: Season One, Iron Brigade, LEGO Movie: The Videogame, Metal Slug XX, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 are leaving Game Pass this month which starts from July 9.

Xbox Game Pass also brings an exclusive opportunity for members to jump into tech test for Versus mode of Gears 5 later on July and if you are not already signed up, you can try out a 14-Day Free Trial right now for $1 only for a month.

World War Z Six Skulls Update Live Now

Six Skulls free update for World War Z with new extreme difficulty and unique weapon skins is live now.

Neither of developer Saber Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive has expected third-person shooter World War Z to sell over two million copies within months of its release worldwide on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

To celebrate this success and show their appreciation to player community, dev team has announced upcoming roadmap for the game and to wrap up Season 1 DLC content, Six Skulls free update is rolled out for consoles, arriving later to PC.

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World War Z Six Skulls Update Live Now

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Those who are playing for a while knows that even in four player co-op mode, survivors have a hard time making it through Insane, which is the toughest WWZ mode and first thing you get in newest content update is an increased difficulty mode.

Of course this mode is designed to pit you against extreme level of threats and it is available for every single chapter. Now more than ever, players need to work as a unit and watch what they shoot with precision, to save ammo and resources.

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Of course, rewards will come in form of efficient tools of zombie-killing for taking on such overwhelming challenge and completing even a single chapter on new difficulty mode will earn you iconic melee weapon, Wakizashi blade.

If you are willing to go through every episode and all chapters and manage to outlive the massive swarms of dead, a very special sniper rifle variant will be a suitable reward for your dedicated efforts as it comes with unique gameplay perks.

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World War Z Season One Updated Roadmap

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Also, development team is currently working on THE BIG UPDATE scheduled to drop by end of July or beginning of August. Whatever character accessories and skins they are designing to include in this free DLC will all be accessible via gameplay.

Six Skulls update draws a conclusion to first phase of post-launch DLC updates for World War Z and making way for more to come. When July is finally over, Saber Interactive will be releasing first weapon skins cosmetic bundle for purchase.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Cuphead: Delicious Last Course DLC Delayed to 2020

Studio MDHR has delayed Delicious Last Course DLC for Cuphead to 2020 in order to avoid crunch time.

When newest DLC expansion pack for popular run and gun indie game Cuphead was officially revealed back in E3 2018, developer/publisher StudioMDHR initially intended to release it in 2019, exclusively for PC and Xbox One.

It looks like they would need some more time to finish what they started without stressing out people working on it and to avoid development crunch time while doing it; MDHR has now decided to push back its release to 2020.

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Cuphead: Delicious Last Course DLC Delayed to 2020

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After rolling a free content update lately, they decided to inform players about their upcoming DLC that requires more time to polish and maintain quality, so that dev team can work in a healthy work environment free of unavoidable crunch.

At this point, hurrying to meet deadline would result in a half-baked product and they made a decision to delay the DLC to next year. Although it was tough, fans will have a great time with Delicious Last Course when it finally arrives.

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Delicious Last Course will feature new bosses, brand- new character Ms. Chalice, charms, enemies, a new island and weapons. Ms. Chalice will be joined by protagonist Cuphead and his brother Mugman in final episode of their adventure.

She will have a unique playstyle and is equipped with distinct ability like double-jump but most importantly, she can explore throughout all locations. Meaning, you can playthrough the game all over again to get a fresh new experience.

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However, you get to see what they are cooking in advance as a newly released teaser trailer offers a first-look at latest expansion.




RELEASE: Devs Wants Cuphead and Mugman in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Following announcement of a Nintendo Switch port at Nindies Showcase Spring 2019, developer Jared Moldenhauer expressed wishes to see Cuphead and Mugman in crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

StudioMDHR wants to Cuphead with Delicious Last Course, offering weird new venture for a group of unlikely heroes. They also kept a few surprises tightly under wraps to reveal at launch of this expansion and hopefully it will be mind-blowing.

Shenmue 3 Backers Getting Refund from Epic Store

Backers of Shenmue III are now getting refund for Steam version by none other than, Epic Games Store.

Long after going through Kickstarter to crowdfund then stuck in development for years than promised, long-awaited action-adventure game Shenmue III is finally set to arrive on November 19, 2019 for PC and PlayStation 4 platforms.

A new gameplay trailer at PC Gaming Show 2019 revealed PC version of the game is now an Epic Games Store-exclusive and backers are denied a refund for this change, causing backlash but Epic Games has come to their rescue now.

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Shenmue 3 Backers Getting Refund from Epic Store

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If moving over to Epic Store for PC version was not frustrating enough for majority of backers, developer Ys Net and publisher Deep Silver managed to infuriate them by not allowing a refund though their initial response on their official Kickstarter page.

Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki came under heavy backlash as well for promising to provide Steam keys and then switching to EGS, effectively forcing everyone to play it on a storefront that many are not comfortable with for various shady reasons.

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In a latest Kickstarter update, developers try to justify their action of shifting outlet by pointing that they couldn't provide Steam keys because of sales policies by Valve, which requires a game to be on their storefront for sale to generate keys.

Physical version will come in a disc with EGS code or they can wait for a year to receive a Steam key after exclusivity period ends. People can also choose to pick a PS4 version if they don't want to redeem digital code for Epic Games Store or just get a refund.

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However, higher tier backers are not getting full refund but only partial because many of stretch goal for Shenmue III are already implemented in the game and developers currently working on some post-launch content too.

When people funds video game projects on crowdfunding platforms, they place a huge trust on developers that they don't have for AAA-companies and Ys Net has completely broke that trust with their recent bait and switch act on consumers.

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CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney clarified their position on offering full refund to upset backers on behalf of Ys Net.



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Now, Sweeney can expect to get some praise from people for handling a grieving situation but not everyone is ready to forget the fact here that whatever major backlash sparked was because of Epic Store trying to snag out another exclusive.

His follow-up Tweet says when they go after crowdfunded games that are successful in future, they would at least ensure that there are keys from other PC stores available to offer or a guaranteed refund and it is nothing but a subtle hint that they will.

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We are not sure what Shenmue developer Yu Suzuki was thinking about going EGS-exclusive and not even worrying about fans who supported him whereas parent company Sega didn't want to make a sequel because it made no significant business.

Shenmue III has proven to all that Kickstarter can literally do nothing in getting people their money back in situation like this and Tim Sweeney just clearly hinted that parties will advertise their games on Steam only for Epic to snag it later.

Rainbow Six Siege Showdown Event Live Now

Get ready to join your squad at Fort Truth for limited time Rainbow Six Siege Western-themed "Showdown" event.

Right when Independence Day week is upon us, developer/publisher Ubisoft decided to introduce an all-new exciting limited time event mode for their increasingly popular online tactical shooter title Rainbow Six Siege.

Ditching their usual array of high-tech gadgets, R6 team will go full Western this month. Starting from July 2, you can take part in a special 3v3 mode titled "Showdown" on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms, which will end at July 16.

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Rainbow Six Siege Showdown Event Live Now

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Have a look at what newest limited time Showdown event will bring to change scenario of the Tom Clancy shooter.




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Players will be parting in two groups of attackers and defenders with each having only three Operators on their side, each team will jump into limited-time map Fort Truth to face-off in gunplay and secure gold in best of five rounds.

Fort Truth is an Old West themed map that will host law-abiding attack Operators Ash, Capitão, Glaz, Maverick and Twitch. They will go up against notorious Graveltop Gang, formed by defenders Alibi, Caveira, Kaid, Maestro and Rook.

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Aside from a limited playable characters roster, you are only armed with a BOSG.12.2 shotgun and Magnum LFP586 as a secondary six-shooter sidearm. You are in Wild West, so learn depending on aim accuracy and real tactics to win.

Forget all cool explosives and gadgets you had in your disposal to take out enemy team or setting up barricades to halt them. However, attackers can still use smoke and frag grenades and defenders are equipped with barb wire.

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The Graveltop Gang

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In West, you cannot simply run around in your regular garb and need to outfit your Operators in cowboy hats, sheriff's badges and other various cosmetic items to match, which are all included in Showdown Collection pack.

You can even get one of these sweet exclusive item collections simply for logging in while Showdown event is ongoing and completing Ubisoft Club Challenge gets you another, which is also available at Siege in-game store for 300 R6 credits.

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Nobody is getting any prep time, no reinforcements are coming to support you, everyone is wielding the same weapon types, expect some fast-paced shootout and you will not survive these 90-second rounds if you are not rowdy enough.

Instead of their typical events throughout new Seasons and years, Rainbow Six Siege took more of a Red Dead Redemption approach and that is not essentially a bad thing considering how much people loved living cowboy dreams for fun.

PlayStation Now Adds Borderlands, Rocket League and More

Sony adds Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, Rocket League and more to PS Now game-streaming service in July 2019.

A new month for PlayStation Now members means a slew of new games to play or stream on PC or PlayStation 4. Besides, summertime is here and people are prepping to celebrate 4th of July holiday weekend with some great new titles.

Sony Entertainment has added a bunch of exciting PS4 games to their game-streaming service for all PS Now subscribes on July 2019. Currently, they have an ever-expanding massive library of more than 750 titles to pick from on PlayStation consoles.

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PlayStation Now Adds Borderlands, Rocket League and More

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July 2019 lineup start with Rocket League from developer/publisher Psyonix that is currently having their Radical Summer in-game event and this would be a great jumping point into this physics-based vehicular soccer game for some chaotic fun.

Fans of Gearbox Software's iconic looter shooter are eagerly waiting for upcoming Borderlands 3 but before stepping on that, pick up Borderlands: The Handsome Collection to have definitive experience of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

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Also joining the list is sports title NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 from developer Saber Interactive and publisher Mad Dog Games, which along with above-mentioned titles are available for local play with up to 4 players as well as online play support.

Rest of PS4 games includes Dark Arcana: The Carnival, MXGP3, Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call, Rad Rodgers, Rapala Fishing: Pro Series, Real Farm, Tachyon Project and Wuppo, with a single exception of PS2 title Red Faction II.

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PlayStation Now Hit Games in June 2019

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On June 2019, Batman: Arkham Knight, Civilization Revolution, Elder Scrolls Online, For Honor, LEGO City Undercover, Mafia III, MGS V: The Phantom Pain, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Mortal Kombat X, NBA 2K18, Saints Row IV and WWE 2K18 were most played.

Shadow of Mordor have joined PlayStation Now last month and already picked a top spot by competing with favorites from past months like MGS V and MKX. Unfortunately, Red Dead Redemption has slipped from top 10 most played list this month.

Marvel's Spider-Man Adds Far From Home Suits

Swing into some Marvel's Spider-Man action today with newly added Upgraded Suit and Stealth Suit of Spider-Man: Far From Home.

For a while, developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment have not rolled out any major content update for their action-adventure game Marvel's Spider-Man on PlayStation 4 but that streak is over now.

To celebrate global release of Spider-Man: Far From Home from Marvel Cinematic Universe, two brand-new outfits featured in the movie is now added to Spider-Man on PS4 for all players as free DLC via Patch 1.16.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Adds Far From Home Suits

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Right after you built Advanced Suit, any other suits can be switched in between story campaign and those who already advanced thus far can change into either or Upgraded Suit or Stealth Suit showed in Far From Home movie.

First one is just an updated version of Spidey suit from Spider-Man: Homecoming film that received noticeable facelift and then there is new addition of a dark suit, which clearly has taken inspiration from Spider-Man Noir.

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Upgraded Spider-Man Suit
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Stealth Spider-Man Suit

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Insomniac has been supporting their player community by frequently adding new suits for free and last time they offered two new themed Fantastic Four suits for Spider-Man back in January, after delivering a wide array of suits in early months.

To extend story arc of Marvel's Spider-Man, a three part DLC expansion series titled "The City That Never Sleeps" was released following launch that features notable characters like Black Cat, Hammerhead and Silver Sable.

PlayStation Plus Changes PES 2019 for Detroit: Become Human

Sony makes a last minute change on PS Plus lineup for July by swapping Detroit: Become Human for PES 2019.

Although Sony Entertainment has already announced their upcoming free PlayStation 4 games lineup for monthly PlayStation Plus subscribers a few days ago, they are apparently changing initially listed games with another at last minute.

Originally, acclaimed football simulator game Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 was announced to come to PS Plus free games giveaway but now that has been swapped with adventure title Detroit: Become Human from Quantic Dream.

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PlayStation Plus Changes PES 2019 for Detroit: Become Human

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Though Sony issued an apology for this sudden change, they didn't disclose any reason behind last-minute switch. Subscribers are actually getting Digital Deluxe Edition of Detroit, which includes PS4 version of Heavy Rain by same studio.

This interactive action-adventure was previously offered by Sony to members of PS Plus service in July 2018 but is a great opportunity to catch it up once again for those who missed it back then and people are actually getting three titles in total.

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Detroit: Become Human is set in year 2038 of Detroit City, where Androids are part of everyday life but when they starts acting out of nature, things started go crazy and player goes through an emotional journey of discovering what it means to be human.

PS4 free games from PS Plus lineup are supposed to become available for download from July 2, 2019 onwards and despite PES 2019 being removed, subscribers still get to enjoy retro-inspired arcade racer Horizon Chase Turbo.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Netflix's The Witcher TV Series Reveals First Look at Cast

First-look photo of Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer from upcoming Netflix's The Witcher fantasy drama TV show casts.

It was revealed back in September 2018 that British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) has been officially cast for upcoming fantasy drama adaptation of The Witcher TV Series on popular online streaming-service Netflix.

A month later, showrunner Lauren Hissrich reveals detain on additional members of supporting cast for the show in an interview. Today, brand-new images on social media offer official first look at lead characters Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer.

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Netflix's The Witcher TV Series Reveals First Look at Cast

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An early costume test image unveiled first look of Cavill as Geralt of Rivia wearing a silver wig and it was mostly panned by majority of fans. However, his newly redefined appearance seems acceptable and more faithful to source material.

Netflix also released new images of actress Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) as sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg and Freya Allan (Into the Badlands, The War of the Worlds) as Princess Ciri from their fantasy saga in works.

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Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
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Freya Allan as Princess Ciri
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Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg

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Alongside recent announcements, an official plot synopsis for Netflix's The Witcher TV Series has come out.

Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

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Netflix's The Witcher Season 1 Poster

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Other cast members include actor Adam Levy as Mousesack, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as King Eist, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, Mimi Ndiweni as Fringilla, MyAnna Buring as Tissaia and Therica Wilson-Read as Sabrina.

Though there is no official release date set yet for The Witcher TV Series, Netflix intends to show up at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 on July 19 at Hall H with Cavill himself and will be hosted by actress Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, Mom).

Remedy Entertainment Acquires Alan Wake

Publishing rights for Alan Wake mystery adventure game series goes back to Remedy Entertainment from Microsoft.

After their successful run on Max Payne series in early 2000's, Finnish developer studio Remedy Entertainment partnered up with Microsoft Studios to work on their action-adventure title Alan Wake of 2010 that would receive critically acclaim.

Despite garnering positive response from all, they could never make a proper sequel without getting approval of its publisher. Lately, Remedy gains publishing rights for their highly praised supernatural thriller franchise from Microsoft.

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Remedy Entertainment Acquires Alan Wake

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In addition to acquire full rights to their original mystery adventure game series, developers have also accepted a one-time royalty payment worth €2.5 million during second half of 2019 for past sales of previously-released games.

Although there are no words on whether they will go for a remake or a full sequel now, a spokesperson stated the following on behalf of Remedy.

The only thing we want to clarify, now that Remedy owns the publishing rights, is that we could bring Alan Wake to different platforms if we so choose.

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Cult classic action-adventure game Alan Wake was originally released as an exclusive title for Xbox 360 before seeing launch of a PC version in 2012. It was eventually brought to Xbox One platform via backwards compatibility feature.

Remedy Entertainment saw the first game as Season 1 based on the life of best-selling thriller novelist lead character and had six episodes with additional DLC packs as special episodes but Alan Wake 2 was postponed due to financial reasons.

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We saw release of Alan Wake's American Nightmare in 2012 that actually adapted many concepts from their scrapped project and Microsoft wanted them to work on something unique like sci-fi shooter adventure Quantum Break.

Remedy is currently busy with their upcoming supernatural adventure title Control, which is scheduled to launch on 27 August, 2019. Given their early comment, they would likely to port Alan Wake for Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4 now.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for July 2019

Members of Xbox Live Gold service will get their hands on free games like Castlevania: SOTN and Inside on July 2019.

Another free games lineup of Xbox Live Gold monthly subscription service is revealed days ahead of July 2019 for valued members within Xbox community to enjoy four new titles from different genre over Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles.

Powered by an advanced multiplayer service, two of these games are somewhat relatively new title and the other two are included via backward compatibility to infuse pure dose of nostalgia from golden age of gaming into our minds.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for July 2019

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Inside
Wandering around in a dark dystopian world on his own, Inside is a puzzle-platformer adventure game by developer/publisher Playdead that focuses on the journey of a young boy amidst a mind-controlled populace.

A critically-acclaimed title for a unique story setup that is complimented by a simplified gameplay, this one is a vast improvement of its predecessor game Limbo and developers have outdone themselves in overall aspects as an Indie studio.

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Inside on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Big Crown: Showdown
In a medieval-era setup full of trouble, four friends embark a quest to compete for crown through three weird worlds that would eventually led them to become enemies to each other and pit into a royal battle situation.

Up to 4-player multiplayer mode in both local and online, you can go crazy with easy to learn combat system into classic platforming. When you are engaged in non-stop action fest, keep an eye out for various environmental hazards.

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Big Crown: Showdown on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
When Dracula's castle reappears, his dhampir son Alucard seeks to destroy it and face his father to stop him from eradicating humankind. Fight monstrous enemies and explore hidden rooms to prevent a medieval evil from taking over all.

A platform-adventure cult classic with elements of action RPG genre and side-scrolling gameplay, Castlevania: SOTN is a direct sequel to Rondo of Blood that focuses on Richter Belmont after his encounter with lord of shadows.

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Meet the Robinsons
Based on a 2007 Disney animated comedy movie of same name; players follow Wilbur Robinson in a quest of time-traveling to his past to set things in order for future. He will be using a Transmogrifier machine to build cheats and extras.

Wilbur follows up a total of 40 missions in six different locations from his own home basement to Ancient Egypt. Original actors like Wesley Singerman and Adam West reprised their respected roles from the film for in-game plotline.

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Meet the Robinsons on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Games with Gold lined up for July are worth $62.96 in total and are looking quite promising to keep you entertained. Also, signing up for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate can allow you to play from a collection of over 100 great games on console and PC.

Active members of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions can start enjoying these titles on Xbox One for free from July 1, 2019. Though they are only available for only a month, you can purchase them for some exclusive discount to keep into your library forever.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Crackdown 3 Flying High Update Live Now

Microsoft Studios released free campaign update "Flying High" for Crackdown 3 on PC and Xbox One.

After three years of delay, action-adventure game Crackdown 3 eventually came out back in February for PC and Xbox One. Even though it has lost initial hype around pretty soon but the game is receiving free content updates regularly.

After getting series of changes via Extra Edition free update last month, a slew of new features have already arrived this month in "Flying High" update to arm you with tool of destruction to cause some more havoc when you are at work.

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Crackdown 3 Flying High Update Live Now

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Crackdown 3 free Flying High campaign update brings in new achievement and gadgets into its open-world gameplay.




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Agents are now capable of flying with new addition of Agency Wingsuit to attack enemies from up above or reaching new heights. You can also test out your flying skills in ring-like Wingsuit races when you are not busy doing those.

Then there is Clusterduck grenade to blow up stuffs in a chain-reaction of explosions and Hellstorm Flare to call in for some timely air-strikes. Or, you could just summon Civilian Militia as backup with help from Agency Peacekeeper Beacon.

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Elemental Forge allows you access to four weapons for enjoying advance melee combat with their unique damage stats. Flaming Sword will give enemies a taste of getting ablaze and Electric Hammer will deliver a shocking send-off.

Swing in Ice Mace to chill them down or Chimera Axe at them to add more chaos into the mix. Once Agents will manage to collect 75% of Agility Orbs hidden around, they will be able to see and hear the remaining ones even if they are hidden away.

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With Flying High free campaign update now going live, players can earn 14 newly added achievements worth 500 Gamerscore with help from their latest array of gadgets while wandering around the city of New Providence.

As part of their continued support for Crackdown 3, developer Sumo Digital has kept flow of post-launch content going and publisher Microsoft Studios made it available on Xbox platform via Xbox Game Pass for players on console.