Friday, May 24, 2019

Crash Team Racing Remastered Adventure Mode Revealed

Adventure mode for upcoming kart racing game Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has been revealed recently.

Announced back in December 2018, popular kart racing game Crash Team Racing is getting remastered by developer Beenox and publisher Activision to arrive on June 21, 2019, for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Crash Bandicoot and his friends return for an exhilarating adventure to save the planet once again. Aside from adding customization features, developers are bringing its campaign mode to reintroduce as Adventure Mode in CTR: Nitro-Fueled.

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Crash Team Racing Remastered Adventure Mode Revealed

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Check out a newly released cinematic for "Adventure Mode" from upcoming Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.




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After an alien conqueror named Nitros Oxide comes to Earth challenging its best racers to complete against him to decide whether or not our planet is going to be reduced to a parking lot for him, things got serious for Crash and his pals.

One of the best parts of CTR is its single-player campaign experience because it is quite rare in a kart racer genre and that is why, Beenox decided to include Adventure Mode into Nitro-Fueled alongside options for local or online play.

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Adventure Mode would be featuring original fan-favorite character lineup of Crash, Coco, Cortex, Polar, Pura, Tiny and others. There are chance to win exciting new characters like Ripper Roo and Pinstripe Pontoroo as well.

Earning boss characters after defeating them doesn't require for anyone to wait till Gem Cups anymore and each win will reward players by unlocking valuable prizes as character skins, new kart parts or customization items.

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Survival of the Fastest!

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Unlocked customization item, kart or even racer can be changed at any point when in Adventure Mode. Newcomers and seasoned veteran racers alike can jump on board with challenges like Boss Races, Relic Races, Token Races and Trophy Races.

Hitting those whacky tracks with your selected racer to collect trophies and fighting bosses before finally facing off Oxide was some high stakes for players and one of the best experience everyone remembers from the franchise.

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Many who prefer racing their karts in Classic setting will still be able to earn every amazing characters, items and karts but are not allowed to change their racer or kart midway unless they are choosing to go with Nitro-Fueled instead.

Crash Team Racing is an original PlayStation title that was developed by Naughty Dog back in 1999 and everything that made CTR great in the first place are all being put together nicely in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled for an engaging experience.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

ARMA 3 Contact Expansion Announced

Bohemia Interactive is introducing extraterrestrials into next ARMA 3 spin-off expansion Contact, arriving on July 25.

Tough military tactical shooter game ARMA 3 from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive is largely known for their realistic interpretation of military combat, things are about to be changed in their upcoming new spin-off.

Bohemia has just announced for an expansion titled Contact that is going to introduce extraterrestrials into ARMA franchise to take a giant leap from their regular territory of conflict and is currently scheduled to launch on July 25.

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ARMA 3 Contact Expansion Announced

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A brand-new announcement trailer offers an initial look of what Contact would unleash upon us when it is here.




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This upcoming spin-off expansion would include a single-player campaign titled "First Contact" on Livonia map covering 163 square kilometers of terrain. Players have to sort out how to approach aliens and spaceships now that they are here.

Aside from given access to new weapons such as AKU-12 Carbine, Assault Rifle, RPK-12 Light Machine Gun, Mk14 Hunting Rifle and Kozlice Shotgun, there will be two new factions; Livonian Defense Force of NATO allies and Russian Spetsnaz.

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Multiplayer scenarios include Combat Patrol, Warlords and Zeus Game Master modes while offering free bonus contents like civilian clothing, gears, NATO Woodland Camouflage and official soundtracks for owners of ARMA 3.

ARMA series of military simulation games have always adhered to realism in terms of campaigns and gameplay but looks like Bohemia Interactive is trying to adapt and change with modern scenarios to stay relevant to current era.

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Introducing Aliens and Spaceships


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In past, both DayZ and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds were born out of ARMA 2 mod to change gaming experiences for PC platform. With their current approach to go off the book with Contact might end up into something very interesting.

Pre-order for upcoming Contact spin-off expansion of ARMA 3 is currently available but if you don't own the base game already then purchasing "Contact Edition" would be an ideal bundle for you since it comes with a 38% discount on Steam.

DC Universe Online Comes to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch version for free-to-play MMO game DC Universe Online is announced to come in summer 2019.

Since it was released back in 2011, action focused free-to-play MMO title DC Universe Online from developer/publisher Daybreak Game Company in association with WB Games has grown exponentially with series of events and updates.

Over past eight years, this popular massive multiplayer online game has expanded its overall player count on all major gaming platforms. Recently, an official Tweet has confirmed arrival of DCUO for Nintendo Switch on summer 2019.

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DC Universe Online Comes to Nintendo Switch

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A brand-new teaser trailer is released to herald the arrival of DC Universe Online on next-gen Nintendo handheld.




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Based on a gameplay mechanic of creating customizable character of your own using pre-built templates or a design inspired by existing figures, players would come across iconic comic-book characters from DC Universe and interact with them.

The game would send players to Gotham City, Metropolis and other popular locations as well. Depending on whatever alliances you choose, your character would eventually make their way into Justice League or Secret Society of Super Villains.

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Creative director S.J. Mueller of DCUO is excited to bring DC experience of superhero adventure for people to have on the go via Switch handheld. However, developers also stated that there might be some small changes in it due to port.

Lately, Justice League Dark episode has been included in DC Universe Online lore on March 2019 after it was updated with Teen Titans: The Judas Contract in July 2018 and it was followed up by Atlantis story expansion on November 2018.

RiME Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is offering adventure puzzle game RiME from Tequila Works for free giveaway until May 30.

If giving away free games from Epic Games Store in a biweekly cycle was a crazy idea then hold your horses for some wild ride as Epic Games decides to double down on their offering and giveaway a game for free each week during Epic Mega Sale.

Already halfway though their current giveaway title, Epic Store has listed a beautifully crafted puzzle game RiME on their digital distribution outlet today for anyone looking to claim it for free within May 30, 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST.

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RiME Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Exploration based adventure puzzle game RiME from developer Tequila Works was launched on 2017 in association with publisher Grey Box and Six Foot that sends players on a journey into a mysterious island to reach peak of a giant tower.

You play as a young boy who is guided by a fox and ventures through a land with closely guarded secrets to unlock. The game features a linear design and keeps things simple yet interesting in terms of its gameplay and story setting.

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Island of Discovery

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While you are at it, you can also feel free to check out mind-bending text adventures game Stories Untold that is on giveaway list of Epic Store now and will be available to pick up to add in your library forever before May 30, 2019.

Released only a year ago on 2108, first-person dungeon crawler title City of Brass from developer/publisher Uppercut Games would be joining up next on Epic Games Store free giveaway games lineup from May 30 through June 6.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

League of Legends May Come to Mobile

Riot Games and Tencent are reportedly working on a mobile version of MOBA sensation League of Legends.

Despite having some internal issues with their workforce currently, developer/publisher Riot Games is still doing well with their popular free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game League of Legends over Mac and PC platform.

Apparently, Riot Games is collaborating with parent company Tencent on a mobile version of the game for Android and iOS devices. Although it has been in works for more than a year now, we will not see it launching anytime soon in 2019.

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League of Legends May Come to Mobile

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Major portion of League player from Western regions prefer to play MOBA games on PC but then there is Eastern market with huge potential for growth, which is mostly leaning towards playing their games on mobile devices.

Those player bases are major target for Chinese corporate giant Tencent Holdings Ltd to develop a mobile version of LoL to grow their overall player count and adding new source of revenue for the game at the same time.

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Tencent has previously worked on a MOBA game titled Honour of Kings for Android, iOS and Nintendo Switch that was re-branded for Western market as Arena of Valor but it failed their expectation of gaining same level of success as LoL.

We can expect that mobile version of League of Legends would probably have gameplay similarities to Arena of Valor. One can only wonder whether or not it would allow PC and mobile accounts to be linked or offer free skins as daily log-in bonuses!

Xbox Game Pass to Add Metal Gear Survive, Outer Wilds and More

Nearing end of May 2019, more new games like Dead by Daylight, Metal Gear Survive, Outer Wilds and more are coming to Xbox Game Pass.

Right before we stepped into May, 2019, Microsoft Studios announced loads of exciting new games for adding to Xbox Game Pass monthly subscription service lineup that members can enjoy throughout the month on Xbox One.

Starting from May 23, Game Pass members would have access to two new titles and six more over the course till June 6. All of these games are picked from different genres to give everyone something to look up for and have a good time.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Metal Gear Survive, Outer Wilds and More

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Dead by Daylight
In a 1v4 online multiplayer mode, players are put in a Friday the 13th-esque survival horror atmosphere to survive from a savage Killer and are constantly on run for their lives by trying to save their own skin by evading their dreaded pursuer.

With each playthrough, your surrounding environment will change and it is harder to survive or avoid being getting caught than it seems at first. Survivors must work together repairing found disabled generators to exit trial grounds in time.

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Dead by Daylight on Xbox Game Pass

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Full Metal Furies
With a generally positive reception, action adventure game Full Metal Furies hails from developer/publisher Cellar Door Games. Go solo but switch between two characters or join in groups for local or online play depending on how you like it.

You are in for saving the world alongside your party in a team-based brawler that is inspired by themes from Greek-mythology. You have to choose from four Furies with unique fighting abilities to face over 70 unique enemy types and bosses.

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Full Metal Furies on Xbox Game Pass

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Metal Gear Survive
Ditching its typical action-adventure stealth elements, developer/publisher Konami has taken an action-adventure survival gameplay approach for their newest Metal Gear release upon departure of franchise creator Hideo Kojima.

Between events of Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain, a wormhole takes player character, a MSF soldier to a parallel dimension to craft, explore, scavenge and survive in an unfriendly environment against zombie-like creatures.

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Metal Gear Survive on Xbox Game Pass

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Outer Wilds
Set in a quirky planet, where a surveyor astronaut player-character is on an exploration adventure and its local sun will go supernova for every 20-minute cycle repeatedly, to restart your journey from where you left off last time.

Outer Wilds encourages you to learn from each playthrough so that you can implement them next time to have better results of your actions. There are lots of secrets to uncover within this solar system and so are dangers to look out for.

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Outer Wilds on Xbox Game Pass

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Superhot
Here comes an unorthodox first-person shooter title that follows general aspects of any other FPS but only progresses when player moves, which includes some strategy elements since it allows people to assess their surrounding and then react.

Based upon a very a minimalist type design style by portraying enemies and weapons in red and black respectively, Superhot clearly takes a very innovative take on regular shooter genre and brings about a low-key Matrix experience.

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Superhot on Xbox Game Pass

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The Banner Saga
Developer Stoic Studio and publisher Versus Evil invites you into an epic fantasy that adapts a tactical role-playing gameplay mechanic with Disney styled 2D animated cut-scenes to help you catch up with a well-written background plot.

One of its prominent features is a distinctive hand-drawn art that offers an overall engaging experience for players. Strategic steps in combat and decisions made during travel throughout your play would eventually shape up your journey.

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The Banner Saga on Xbox Game Pass

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The Banner Saga 2
Enter into second part of The Banner Saga that brings back turn-based combat while introduces new enemy types, objectives and a centaur-like race, The Horseborn. Original characters would make their return and choices would continue to impact your play.

An emotional and personal journey continues where wise decisions and resource management can be a key to survival for your Viking clans. In case of their survival, every battle choices players make become more vital than it ever was.

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The Banner Saga 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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Void Bastards
This one perhaps is the weirdest shooting game you would come across of recent times and it also make you come up with some strategy instead of blatantly shooting anything that moves within derelict spaceships or threaten you.

Instead of being very fancy with its graphics, developers Blue Manchu focused on a framework that puts player on a quest to lead the band of Void Bastards out of Sargasso Nebula and be very thoughtful about how they decide to do that.

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Void Bastards on Xbox Game Pass

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Also, have your games ready to play by using Game Pass mobile app to remotely install them directly to your console, so you can just launch them upon arriving at home without wasting time or having to wait for installation period.

Already having more than 100 great games to their expanding library is not enough, Xbox Game Pass keeps adding new titles for their members each month relentlessly and other than taking a 14-Day Free Trial right now, you can sign up for a month by spending $1 only.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

George R.R. Martin Hints at From Software Collaboration Rumor

Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin rumored to be in collaboration with From Software for a Souls-like game.

You can easily tell that after launching Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, developer From Software is already up to their next project. Reports say that two unannounced projects are currently at works other than Dark Souls: Remastered and Metal Wolf Chaos XD.

Also, now that HBO's fantasy drama TV show Game of Thrones series finale is aired, what would author George R. R. Martin be doing next? Could he get involved in collaboration with the popular Japanese studio for a brand-new video game?

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George R.R. Martin Hints at From Software Collaboration Rumor

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According to a recent Blog post, aside from writing the final two books of Game of Thrones and busy being a producer to five other TV shows, Martin recently has consulted on a video game out of Japan, possibly teasing an early rumor.

Although he is well versed in great world-building elements like dark storytelling and creating fictional kingdoms with dragons in it, it is highly unlikely for next From Software game to be another sequel to Souls franchise.

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In an interview from 2016, Dark Souls series director and From Software president, Hidetaka Miyazaki confirmed that there are no plans for a sequel and even if there was one, it would take at least 5 years for them to start developing it.

Reports also say that, this upcoming IP has been in development for nearly three years now and is being referred as "GR". It is likely to be an open-world game that has features like horse riding and would be published by Bandai Namco.

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Could it be Bloodborne 2 or maybe a sequel to Sekiro? The latter has enough potential to carry out its legacy by itself. Or maybe studio stuffs are calling it "GR" by taking first two initials from Martin's name because of his involvement?

Given how Sekiro got a full title reveal at E3 2018 before releasing earlier this year, we probably can expect a reveal for this upcoming project at E3 2019 press conference on June 9, which is only a few weeks away from now.

Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale 2019

Microsoft Studios is bringing back "Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale" for 2019 with amazing discounts on classic Xbox 360 games.

This week, Microsoft Studios has brought back their beloved "Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale" once again that features more than 200 classic games from Xbox 360 to play on Xbox One and offers you exciting discounts on purchase.

Microsoft is running their biggest sale on backwards compatible yet and until May 27, you can enjoy up to 75% price off during the sale. Some titles received Xbox One X enhanced treatment for better optimization on their most powerful console.

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Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale 2019

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Some great deals are currently available on renowned franchise such as Battlefield, Bioshock, Borderlands, Call of Duty, Call of Juarez, Crysis, Dead Space, Fable, Gears of War, Grand Theft Auto, GRID, Halo, Lost Planet and Mass Effect.

Xbox One X enhanced list includes fan-favorite titles like Assassin's Creed, Civilization Revolution, Destroy All Humans!, Fable Anniversary, Halo 3, Mirror's Edge, Red Dead Redemption, Splinter Cell: Blacklist and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

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We also riled up some greatly discounted games from backward compatibility sale together for your convenience.


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Making titles backwards compatible has let many players to go back to nostalgic memory lane without having to change their current platform of choice and more is constantly added for you to find at Microsoft Store online.

Under their backward compatibility program, Microsoft has been constantly adding classic Xbox games to play on modern consoles, which undoubtedly one of the best features the platform has to offer for old-school gamers.

Warface Season 1 Battle Pass for Consoles Out Now

Season 1 Battle Pass for free-to-play online shooter Warface adds new themed content and rewards.

Today, developer Crytek Kiev and publisher My.com releases Sunrise update for their free-to-play online first-person shooter title Warface, which also comes with Season 1 Battle Pass for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

In their biggest update yet, developers packed in new enemies, gameplay mechanics, locations, PvP map, story raid and weapons for console players. Earning extra in-game rewards only requires you to play the game.

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Warface Season 1 Battle Pass for Consoles Out Now

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Check out all those unique and exotic Warface items for over 100 tiers of rewards in first ever Battle Pass on consoles.




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Battle Pass offers a chance to score more rewards by playing PvP or PvE missions and making progress through 100 tiers upon completion. Players on PS4 and Xbox can increase their chance of unlocking them by playing more.

For completing certain levels, Maori-style items from K.I.W.I. series are given in rewards that have absurd stats. Plus, there are uniquely designed boots, gloves, headgear, vests and weapon camo to add to your collection as well.

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New Sanctuary Map

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Latest update will only upgrade Warface with Battle Pass trial version but you can only go up to level 10 claiming prize. Updating to full version allows you to play thorough level 100 to earn one of most powerful submachine guns, Kriss Super V Custom as grand prize.

Sunrise Raid would take your squad to a Japan-themed island in Pacific, looking for Blackwood Corporation. When there, expect to cross paths with new enemies and experience some plot twists within the story raid.

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Yakuza Weapons Series

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Sanctuary Map is a location based on Japanese setting of Sunrise Raid and is available for a PvP mode "Free For All", outside of raid. Also, Yakuza weapon series modeled in traditional Japanese design are there to grab 'em to your collection.

There are about 20 new achievements over Sunrise and Yakuza weapon in Season 1 Battle Pass of Warface that are up for display on your profile. Although good things came a bit late on PS4 and Xbox One, it is great to eventually have them after all.

Killing Floor: Double Feature Out On PS4 and PS4 VR

Tripwire Interactive celebrates 10th Anniversary of Killing Floor by launching Killing Floor: Double Feature on PS4 and PS4 VR.

When co-operative first-person shooter game Killing Floor was launched back in 2005, it was met with an instant success, leading to Killing Floor 2 coming out in 2015 that was followed up by a VR title Killing Floor: Incursion in 2017.

To celebrate 10th Anniversary of this horde shooter franchise, developer/publisher Tripwire Interactive decided to offer ultimate KF experience by teaming up with publisher Deep Silver to launch Killing Floor: Double Feature.

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Killing Floor: Double Feature Out On PS4 and PS4 VR

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Double Feature bundles KF2 and Incursion together for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR platform for one great price of $39.99 only. It is packed with every gore filled seasonal content update released since launch for newcomers and veterans.

Developers have captured weapon animations at 240 frames per second so that players can see enemy blood spilling and bullet shell ejecting in slow motion Zed Time to have an immersive thrill amidst a bloody mayhem on PS4 consoles.

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Killing Floor Comes to VR

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Tripwire never stopped working on their project following launch and kept releasing free content featuring limited time events, maps and weapons, thus keeping its gameplay engaging for everyone from getting repetitive over time.

That means, you can wander around multiple maps, replay seasonal events, enjoy cosmetic skins for weapons, try out two new game modes while killing variety of new Zed enemy types and bosses or maybe even play as Badass Santa.

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Deadly Horde of Zeds

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Witness detailed graphics in 1800p resolution and up to 4K using enhanced power of a PS4 Pro system. As a PlayStation-exclusive bundle, Double Feature will also be including playable DLC character Mrs. Foster, which only comes with a retail version though.

Then head over to edge of Virtual Reality with PS VR system to enter Killing Floor universe like never before. Incursion employs a same gunplay mechanism of KF2 and equipped with full free movement in an attempt for more immersive storytelling.

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Mrs. Foster Playable DLC Character

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More than a decade ago, what started this franchise from a mod of Unreal Tournament 2004 has become one of the most engaging survival horror shooter out there and still continuing to grow because of community support from Tripwire.

Getting on board with Killing Floor: Double Feature now would be a great way to celebrate 10th anniversary of Tripwire Interactive critically-acclaimed first-person horde shooter series and indulge yourself into a messy blood sport of slaying zeds.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Phantom Sight Revealed

Operation Phantom Sight DLC for team shooter Rainbow Six Siege reveals two new operators Nøkk and Warden.

Back in February 17, 2019, developer/publisher Ubisoft has announced a new free expansion Operation Phantom Sight for their popular online tactical shooter game Rainbow Six Siege on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Currently is in Year 4 Season 2 content, Siege is including two new Operators and featuring a reworked version of Kafe Dostoyevsky map. Details of this upcoming DLC have been revealed during Pro League Finals, today at Milan, Italy.

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Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Phantom Sight Revealed

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Ubisoft released a new R6 Siege video detailing gameplay mechanics for new Operators and their gadget features.




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A member of Danish Jægerkorpset Corps, Nøkk is a new Attacker and a mysterious persona to even Team Rainbow. She carries an FMG-9 and SIX12-SD while uses a high-tech HEL Presence Reduction to become invisible to be detected by her enemies.

This medium-speed, medium-armor Rainbow attacker agent is good at infiltration and stealth like a ghost. However, her gadget might glitch but won't give away her position if she does nothing except moving on a normal or slower pace.

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Rainbow Six Siege New Operator Nøkk

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Then there is a dapper new defender from American Secret Service named Warden, who at first glance may remind you of Walter White from Breaking Bad. His primary weapon of choice is an M590A1 shotgun and an MPX submachine gun as a strong anchor.

Warden uses a pair of Glance Smart Glasses to remain impervious to flashes and see through smokes. A high-armor, low-speed Operator, he is highly effective against Blitz, Capitão, Glaz and Ying but have to wary of Thatcher and IQ for their gadget-disabling abilities.

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Rainbow Six Siege New Operator Warden

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Developers at Ubisoft has also reworked existing Kafe Dostoyevsky map to suit it better for competitive play. First floor of the café is now redesigned with a remodeled kitchen and second floor got new bomb sites, plus received other tweaks.

Season Pass owners for Year 4 of Rainbow Six Siege would have two new Operators, Nøkk and Warden already unlocked at launch on their platforms and others can purchase them only after seven days using their in-game R6 credits.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Call of Duty 2020 Will Be Black Ops 5

Activision puts developer studio Treyarch in charge for Call of Duty 2020, which would seemingly be Black Ops 5.

Through a series of leaks and rumors, next title from first-person shooter franchise Call of Duty for 2019 is almost confirmed to be Modern Warfare 4 due to Infinity Ward being involved and former developers are coming back once again.

Meanwhile, publisher Activision is already up to something for next year with developer Treyarch, which is likely to be Call of Duty: Black Ops 5, giving developers a year less to deliver next installment of Black Ops sub-series.

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Call of Duty 2020 Will Be Black Ops 5

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Recently, Activision has sidelined studios Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games for handing over the ongoing project to Treyarch to rush its development cycle up to speed while aiming at a 2020 release window right now.

As a follow-up to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 that just came up about seven months ago, developers at Treyarch will have a tight schedule to pursue in order to deliver next Call of Duty game for 2020 after this sudden shift.

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Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer and Treyarch has been following a three-year development cycle for annual Call of Duty releases from 2012, rotating their roles each year to work on Advanced Warfare, Black Ops and Infinite Warfare sub-franchise.

At this point, Infinity Ward is most probably busy with long-awaited return of Modern Warfare. Activision was working with Raven and Sledgehammer on a CoD title that is set during Cold War era and most likely to feature Vietnam.

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Now that Treyarch is put in charge creative leadership for BO5, Raven and Sledgehammer would still remain as support studio. Their work so far on the project would be transformed into a single-player campaign mode for veteran fans.

Return of story mode would be welcoming to players who were critical of Black Ops 4 for its lack of a campaign. Currently expected to arrive on fall of 2020 for upcoming PlayStation and Xbox consoles, BO5 would probably be a cross-gen title.

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Only downside for studio Treyarch is that they have only two years to finish it instead of three and that would eventually led to major crunch time for developers who are already annoyed working brutal overtime hours for BO4.

Though Black Ops 4 saw a best-selling digital launch on CoD history, its sales number for physical copies were lowest among other series titles and didn't generate expected revenue margin that Activision was hoping for.

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Based on these facts, the publisher is currently considering taking a free-to-play approach even though they were against that idea once. Upcoming Modern Warfare 4 may embrace this new revenue model and offer similar component.

According to insider report, staffs from Raven and Sledgehammer were in constant argument over development of Cold War-themed Call of Duty 2020 throughout the past year and now, those guys are about to act as support for Treyarch, which is pretty concerning.