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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store offers looter shooter bundle Borderlands: Handsome Collection for PC in free giveaway of this week.

For past two consecutive weeks, Epic Games have offered big-name PC titles on their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store in weekly giveaways and those games turn out to be exactly what was suggested in an early leak.

Epic Store is adding a compilation bundle of Borderlands first-person shooter, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for this week, which is currently available to claim for anyone with a free account before June 4, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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Borderlands: Handsome Collection Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Handsome Collection features Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in one anthology set, including all additional DLCs. Both of these critically-acclaimed titles are updated with high-definition graphics for a definitive experience.

You can join with up to four players online for co-op gameplay mode on split screen for very first time. Nothing has changed much in terms of story that take place in Pandora to beyond moon but loots have become more frequent.

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Borderlands series is known for its slapstick comedy, a load of goofiness and more guns that you can possibly count at once. Borderlands 2 lets you play as one of four Vault Hunters in a campaign against psychotic villain, Handsome Jack.

Pre-Sequel gives you a peek at Jack's past and how he came to be who he is today by defeating Lost Legion to gain control over Helios space station. It bridges a gap between first two mainline Borderlands game and adds RPG aspects to its genre.

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Though players on PC often receive smaller titles on EGS giveaway, Epic Games is going big lately. Also available today is newly released indie open-world strolling title Sludge Life from Devolver Digital, free-to-claim for another 12 months.

Epic Games Store is heavily promoting their ongoing Epic MEGA Sale with latest lineup of free games. As leaks have revealed earlier, action-adventure survival game Ark: Survival Evolved may arrive as a freebie on Epic Store for next week.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Civilization VI Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away PC version of turn-based strategic game Civilization VI in free giveaway this week.

Shortly ahead of kick-starting Epic MEGA Sale for this year, Epic Games offered free copies of Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition for PC platform in a surprise giveaway that was initially listed as a mystery game on Epic Games Store.

In their next freebie entry, Epic Store is giving away turn-based strategy game Civilization VI, which is currently available for anyone with a free account to own forever by claiming anytime before May 28, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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Civilization VI Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Latest installment of Civilization franchise from developer Firaxis Games and publisher 2K Games is based on foundation of previous title. Although known to be extremely complex, Civ VI has a dedicated player community regardless.

You begin in Paleolithic times, playing as British, Chinese, Romans, U.S. or other races to expand your nation over time and work your way up to modern times through ages by going to war against rivals and keep innovating new technology.

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Players can interact with their population to expand their rule and advance as a better society in history. Once you get a grip of its 4X gameplay mechanics, Sid Meier's Civilization VI is likely to be very addictive that you lost track of time.

If early leaks are actually true, then Epic Games Store is very much likely to offer first-person loot shooter series bundle Borderlands: The Handsome Collection from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games for next giveaway.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Mafia Trilogy Remastered Announced

2K Games releases Definitive Editions of Mafia II and Mafia III, original Mafia remaster to launch on August 28, 2020.

After a series of leaks and rumors, developer Hangar 13 and publisher 2K Games dropped an official teaser for Mafia Trilogy last week, which collects all three Mafia crime action-adventure games in a complete bundle for a re-release soon.

Today, remastered version of first two games from Mafia franchise, Mafia II: Definitive Edition and Mafia III: Definitive Edition has been made available for players by 2K Games to download right away when they pre-order Mafia Trilogy.

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Mafia Trilogy Remastered Announced

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2K previously hinted at releasing upgraded version of critically-acclaimed trilogy in a single collection. Players who already own original versions of Mafia games on select platforms can get their discounted or free add-ons as well.

Those who own a copy of Mafia II on Steam will get access to Mafia II: Definitive Edition today without a cost. Mafia III existing owners on PlayStation 4, Steam and Xbox One would receive their upgrade to Definitive Edition for free as well.

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First Mafia game from 2002 is getting a graphics overhaul with 4K remaster for current-generation game consoles. Aside from minor gameplay improvements, collectibles and motorcycles are added in it as new features.

Both second and third installments of renowned Mafia franchise are out now including their story expansions and extra DLC item packs. By pre-ordering Mafia: Definitive Edition or Mafia Trilogy you can get Chicago Outfit pack as bonus.

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Mafia Trilogy is available for players on Google Stadia, PC via Epic Games Store and Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To play Definitive Edition of Mafia II and Mafia III right now, just place your pre-order before August 28, 2020.

Mafia: Definitive Edition will not be arriving on all major platforms anytime soon before August 28 though. Having all three games in your library will get you special discount offers to upgrade full bundle through in-game menu of each title.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Mafia Trilogy Remaster Revealed

Acclaimed open-world crime game series, Mafia Trilogy announced for a re-release on PC and consoles.

Back in March 2020, a job listing by developer Hangar 13 website hinted at them working on a new open-world game. Then rating for Mafia II and Mafia III "Definitive Edition" was leaked by Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee in April.

Today, a brand-new trailer officially revealed first three Mafia games titled Mafia Trilogy are getting bundled in a complete collection. Full announcement regarding more information will arrive on May 19, 9 AM PT/12 PM ET/5 PM BST.

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Mafia Trilogy Remaster Revealed

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A brief teaser trailer for upcoming Mafia Trilogy reminds players about values of family, power and respect.




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Other than a few flashbacks of characters from all three Mafia games, there is nothing much in latest trailer. Apparently, players can experience the acclaimed series on all current-gen gaming system excluding Nintendo Switch console.

Original Mafia was released back in 2002 for PC, PlayStation 2 and original Xbox, followed by Mafia II in 2010 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Then Mafia III took another six years to finally come out in 2016 for modern-day systems.

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Despite all the leaks and rumors running online, people were skeptical but when official Twitter account for Mafia game came alive after nearly two years by simply Tweeting a single word: "Family", everyone started paying attention.

Though a scheduled release date has yet to revealed by publisher 2K Games next week, Mafia Trilogy is currently confirmed for a re-release on Google Stadia, PC via Epic Games Store and Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

ESO, Monster Energy Supercross 3 and WWE 2K20 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days offers Elder Scrolls Online, Monster Energy Supercross 3 and WWE 2K20 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

When everyone is practicing social distancing due to a global pandemic of COVID-19, gaming could great to alleviate boredom, which Xbox Free Play Days event got covered for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Starting from April 1, 12:01 AM PDT to April 13, 11:59 PM PDT, keep playing Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. Then enjoy a ride with Monster Energy Supercross 3 and WWE 2K20 from April 2, 12:01 AM PDT until April 5, 11:59 PM PDT.

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ESO, Monster Energy Supercross 3 and WWE 2K20 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Tamriel Unlimited invites you to acclaimed online RPG title Elder Scrolls Online to explore for next two weeks, alongside Morrowind chapter. This is your chance to discover secrets, explore its epic lands and learn ways of Tamriel for free.

Monster Energy Supercross 3 brings out all the excitement of 2019 season and let you become a champion yourself. Create tracks of your own using Track Editor or join with friends to engage in co-op gameplay over dedicated servers.

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WWE 2K20 is latest installment of professional wrestling game series WWE 2K that features your favorite superstars from Legend and NXT. Try out story of Four Horsewomen or newly reworked My Career mode with male or female talents.

Xbox Free Play Days will also allow Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members carry out all of their in-game achievements and progress to keep playing with if these titles are purchased by end of week for a heavily discounted price.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Borderlands 3 Broken Hearts Day Valentine's Day Event Live Now

Gearbox brings back Broken Hearts Day seasonal event for Borderlands 3 to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Ready to reign chaos in festive flavor of February, action role-playing first-person shooter title Borderlands 3 from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games is back to celebrate Valentine's Day with all Vault Hunters.

In a mayhem-filled way, Gearbox rolled out their latest holiday-themed event Broken Hearts Day for BL3 on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, going live today, on February 13 and will be running till February 20.

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Borderlands 3 Broken Hearts Day Valentine's Day Event Live Now

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Your friendly in-ship Saurian on board Sanctuary III, Maurice has been studying customs of human courtship. Perhaps you can help him understand better by blasting floating hearts all over bad guys throughout the galaxy.

All enemies of Borderlands universe will have colorful hearts spinning around them during Broken Hearts Day. However, those love signs are not to display their true feelings but to shower players with exclusive buffs and effects.

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It takes a single shot to blow up those hearts and it would either explode or even make baddies switch sides for a brief time. Some of them will offer you bonus loots and many are holding surprises that you will find out during the event.

Vault Hunters will also be rewarded handsomely by Maurice for shooting down all hearts during this event. Taking down challenges earns everyone seasonal cosmetic items like ECHO Device skin, themed skin and Weapon Trinket.

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Broken Hearts Day Seasonal Drops

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If you prefer to enjoy your looter shooter experience as plain and usual, then simply opt out from seasonal events any time. Gearbox is already working on their next big free seasonal content update and second campaign add-on.

Epic Store is currently not offering any discount on PC version of Borderlands 3 but console players can enjoy 50% off right now to celebrate this Valentine's Day in-game event with someone special or a close group of friends.

NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania and Super Monkey Ball on Xbox Free Play Days

NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD joins Free Play Days event this weekend.

In a running streak of Xbox Free Play Days event, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are getting their hands on some truly exciting titles each weekend to download and play for free on Xbox One consoles.

For this week, subscribers can try out all three of NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD for a limited time period of February 13, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT through February 16, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania and Super Monkey Ball on Xbox Free Play Days

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Those who missed out your chance of trying out 2019 basketball simulation title NBA 2K20 on Free Play Days last time can jump in with a mission to collect all All-Star cards in MyTeam and experience the thrill of playing in a league.

In celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie's recent release, 2017 side-scrolling platform game Sonic Mania from Sega arrives right in time to take on an all-new adventure with series favorites like Sonic, Tails and Knuckles.

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In remastered HD glory, single-player platformer Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz invites players into fun-filled adventure through over 100 stages alongside 50 mini-games, featuring all key-characters from past series titles.

When your Xbox Free Play Days of fun finally comes to a close where you want to keep playing, simply purchase any or all of these titles in a great discounted price using your membership privilege and have your progress carried to full game.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

PlayStation Plus Free Games for February 2020

PlayStation Plus free games lineup of February 2020 adds Bioshock: The Collection, The Sims 4 and Firewall: Zero Hour.

Shortly ahead of February 2020, upcoming monthly free PlayStation 4 games lineup for members of PlayStation Plus is recently announced by Sony Entertainment and they look quite promising to begin a new month with.

For next month, PS Plus is giving out three games instead of two and those who haven't got a chance to play games from last month can still catch up to Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Goat Simulator before February 4.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for February 2020

Offering complete experience of iconic first-person adventure from original series, Bioshock: The Collection features all single-player story content from BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite in a bundle of remastered trilogy.

Players would begin their journey on 60's utopian city of Rapture underwater to escape before tangling into another conflict eight years later in a sequel and then head over to flying city of Columbia in search of a woman named Elizabeth.

Latest in long-running life simulation game series, The Sims 4 by developer Maxis and publisher Electronic Arts will be celebrating its 20th birthday next month, which is a great moment to jump on in for creating your own virtual world.

Then owners of PS VR can take part into a 4v4 tactical shooter playing Firewall: Zero Hour. An exclusive for PS platform, this first-person virtual reality game will be receiving a brand-new free content update including Oil Rig map soon.

Long-time subscribers of PlayStation Plus service would admit that Sony used to offer better deal each month before they got rid of PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita games, which are now limited to only two PS4 games per month.

After a revolt of fans back in July 2019, Sony has become more selective in choosing games for their valued PS Plus members. Recently revealed free games for February will be available to download and play until March 2, 2020.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

BioShock: The Collection for Nintendo Switch Leaked

A recent leak on Taiwanese rating board suggests BioShock: The Collection for Nintendo Switch is coming soon.

Right after recent confirmation from publisher 2K Games of a new BioShock game being in works under developer Cloud Chamber, series fans are excited about this acclaimed first-person shooter franchise once again in years.

Lately, a leak from Taiwanese Ratings Board shows BioShock: The Collection for Nintendo Switch is rated in Taiwan. There are individual listings for Switch release of BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite but all without any launch dates.

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BioShock: The Collection for Nintendo Switch Leaked

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This definitive collection was originally released back in 2016 for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms as a bundle of remastered versions of BioShock trilogy including all bonus contents and related single-player DLC packs.

There was rumor for past few years that 2K is secretly working on next installment of the series, which has been revealed to be true earlier. Maybe a reintroduction to older titles is their strategy of renewing players' interest in BioShock saga.

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Among many notable key-features of these titles, multiplayer mode of BioShock 2 would not likely to be included though. Currently, titular remastered collection for Switch has been listed on shooter genre with no other major details.

Taiwanese ratings board generally serves as an equivalent of ESBR in video game market region for Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Often times, leaks discovered on their website eventually turns into an official announcement.

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Nintendo usually showcase all of their upcoming third-party Switch titles ahead of release at Nintendo Direct video presentation. It is also possible for all three games to make their debut on Switch console as individual release.

From BioShock of 2007 to 2013's Infinite, all three games of the series were developed by Irrational Games. 2K Games didn't clarify whether their latest title in development is a mainline entry or a reboot but it surely is a significant one.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Borderlands 3: Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot Out Now

Score your biggest loot in latest Borderlands 3: Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot DLC, out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

After recent celebration of Halloween themed event Bloody Harvest for action role-playing first-person shooter Borderlands 3, developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games brings some more content for players to enjoy.

Today, this popular loot shooter of 2019 gets some exciting new challenges to take on with its first of four paid DLC packs titled Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Borderlands 3: Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot Out Now

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Look out for heroes of BL3 to return exploring new worlds out of Pandora to score biggest prize of their career.




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Vault Hunters who played through Borderlands 2 surely remembers maniacal Handsome Jack, who is long dead now. Despite his demise, Jack left a mass of Loader Bots back at his space station casino, The Handsome Jackpot.

After all these years, his vengeful ex Mad Moxxi decided to get back at him for stealing her casino idea and take over Handsome Jackpot. Therefore, she asked for assistance from reputed loot-hunting group of Amara, FL4K, Moze and Zane.

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Ultimate Casino Heist

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Heading over to Hyperion, you will meet new allies, boss battles, Crew Challenges, enemies, loots and much more. However, an antagonistic new character named Pretty Boy happens to stand in way of Moxxi and her crews.

Expect to get your hands on tons of cosmetic items, emotes, gears and a skin for ECHO Device. Also, Gearbox is giving away character skins and weapon trinkets as festive in-game rewards this week on Give the Gift of Mayhem.

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Hyperion Security Forces

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Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot DLC comes bundled with Super Deluxe Edition and Season Pass of B3. Moxxi's Heist story expansion standalone purchase price is $11.99 only on Epic Store and $14.99 for other console versions.

To play latest campaign add-on Moxxi's Heist, players would require getting access to Sanctuary III and completing Episode 5 from main story. Borderlands 3 base game is currently available at 35% off across all platforms for a limited time.

Monday, December 9, 2019

New BioShock Game in Development by Cloud Chamber

2K Games confirms new BioShock game being developed by Cloud Chamber under their publishing label.

Last year, a leak from news editor Jason Schreier of video game website Kotaku suggested that a new BioShock game titled "Parkside" was secretly being developed for some time in a studio under developer/publisher 2K Games.

Turns out that leak was very much legit and recently, 2K has officially confirmed that one of their newly-formed internal game development studios, Cloud Chamber is working on next chapter of BioShock for years indeed.

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New BioShock Game in Development by Cloud Chamber

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Currently operating from bay area of San Francisco and Montreal, Qu├ębec offices, new studio head Kelley Gilmore stated in a news release that it will still take a few years to complete the project but didn't confirm a target platform for launch.

Gilmore has 22 years of industry experience and used to work on Sid Meier's Civilization and XCOM series. Cloud Chamber now joins 2K family of studios like 2K Silicon Valley, Cat Daddy Games, Firaxis Games, Hangar 13 and Visual Concepts.

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President of 2K, David Ismailer says the following about critically praised BioShock series in same statement.

We can't wait to see where its powerful narrative and iconic, first-person shooter gameplay head in the future with our new studio team at Cloud Chamber leading the charge.

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Since next-generation of consoles from Microsoft and Sony are coming next year, it is highly likely for them to release the game on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett with a probable inclusion or exclusion of PC platform for future.

According to reports, upcoming BioShock title actually went under development phase back in 2015 but was rebooted later and started once again in 2017, when 2K Games finally decided to employ an in-house studio to get the job done.

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Given the timeframe for this news to come out all of a sudden, players can hope to get some sort of reveal or official tease through an image at Sony's State of Play presentation soon or at The Game Awards 2019 within a few days.

It's been six years since BioShock Infinite came out in 2013 as last release of the series and old-school fans are still waiting for a new game. However, neither 2K Games nor Cloud Chamber has confirmed if next BioShock game would be a mainline title.

Friday, October 25, 2019

WWE Games to Release Patch for Broken State of WWE 2K20

Following major backlash from fans over major issues, WWE Games announces to release patch for WWE 2K20.

Latest installment of professional wrestling video game WWE 2K20 has debuted to harsh criticism of fans over digital outlets and social media due to its annoying glitches, poor graphics and many other performance issues at launch.

Whereas it is fairly common for sports games to have some bugs to begin with, 2K20 took it to another level where it is considered a stinky mess and eventually game publisher had to come out promising a patch to resolve those issues.

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WWE Games to Release Patch for Broken State of WWE 2K20

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Within next two weeks, developer Visual Concepts and publisher 2K Sports will roll out a patch that will resolve some major issues. However, this promise means almost nothing to day-one customers or those who pre-ordered.

2K Games simply couldn't delay WWE 2K20 for two weeks probably because of their contractual obligations but that still is no excuse to sell a full-priced game in a beta state and some has paid even more for special editions.

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WWE Games have acknowledged current broken state of 2K20 and promised a patch in a latest statement on Twitter.


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A significant drop of graphics quality was noticed in early preview footage after departure of longtime Japanese developer Yuke’s, who has been working on WWE game series since 2000 and Visual Concepts took over development this year.

Their work in 2K20 has met with brutal reviews for delivering a product full of bugs and in a broken state. There are so many problems with almost every feature that it would require more than a single patch to deal with them all.

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People are also concerned whether publisher is willing to put that much effort to bring 2K20 in a working state since the game is part of WWE 2K annual series and 2K Games is most likely to start focusing on their next title by now.

Considering how developer Visual Concepts has already messed up twice in a year with NBA 2K20 first and WWE 2K20, it is really time for 2K to reconsider whether they should trust the studio with more of their sports titles in future.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Borderlands 3 Bloody Harvest Halloween Event Live Now

Bloody Harvest content update of Borderlands 3 for Halloween marks first seasonal event by Gearbox.

Despite having a troubled launch, developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games did pretty well with their latest release of action role-playing first-person shooter title Borderlands 3 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Halloween for this year kicks-starts very soon and Gearbox has planned first themed event Bloody Harvest for the game with release of a free seasonal content update arriving on October 24 and will run until December 5, 2019.

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Borderlands 3 Bloody Harvest Halloween Event Live Now

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World of Borderlands will celebrate its first Halloween event with a new boss, new map, Legendary weapon, gameplay and more. For nearly a month, bunch of spooky challenges and themed loot will keep Vault Hunters busy having a great time.

Newest inclusion of boss character Captain Haunt has a mean flaming green skull and shoots more heads at players. Latest gameplay mechanic Terror is designed for taking on repeatable missions and face-off Haunted enemies.

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New Event Guide Maurice

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A friendly Saurian named Maurice is introduced as guide for all of Borderlands 3 seasonal events from now on. There is a legendary weapon called Fearmonger that is basically a possessed-looking grenade launcher that freezes enemies.

Of course, getting your hands on some new loot is what to expect from a looter shooter game and Blood Harvest has you covered. Vault Hunters can also flaunt some dope seasonal skins that are exclusive to ongoing limited time post-launch content.

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Bloody Harvest Seasonal Skins

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Aside from main playable characters, seasonal cosmetic items are available for Moze's mech Iron Bear and Fl4K's pets as well. Challenge rewards include ECHO Device skin, grenade mod, shield mod, weapon skin and Weapon Trinket.

While enjoying Borderlands 3 free post-release content Bloody Harvest event, be on a lookout for upcoming 10-year anniversary of Borderlands franchise, for which Gearbox will offer players many in-game bonuses until an extent of November.

NBA 2K20 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event offers all Xbox Live Gold members basketball simulation title NBA 2K20 for free this weekend.

Many subscribers of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate services are getting their hands on more new games on Xbox One consoles than usual each week lately and all thanks to the return of Free Play Days event.

On peak of current NBA season, basketball simulation game NBA 2K20 from developer Visual Concepts and publisher 2K Games comes to Xbox Free Play Days for this weekend on October 24, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT.

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NBA 2K20 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Players will get full access to all gameplay features, various modes and customization options just like any free weekends. In local multiplayer play, you can bring up to four-players and go for a total of ten when in online matches.

Graphics improvement includes 4K Ultra HD visuals and added enhancement for Xbox One X consoles. Sports fans sure wouldn't want to miss this exciting, limited time opportunity of playing with their favorite NBA superstars.

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Getting heavily review-bombed on Metacritic and Steam for being riddled with micro-transactions and other issues last month, players on Xbox consoles with Live Gold membership can have a chance now to test the game for free.

Even when Xbox Free Play Days comes to a close on October 27, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT, you can still buy NBA 2K20 Standard Edition at only $40.19. Both Digital Deluxe and Legend Edition are available at some great discount as well.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Borderlands 3 Players Seeks Help on Steam Forum

PC player base of Borderlands 3 are seeking help on Steam forum for Borderlands 2 regarding several issues.

After building up a lot of anticipation, developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games has finally released Borderlands 3 last week for PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but is suffering from a series of issues.

Only a day into launch, players on PC platforms start encountering a number of problems with no help at hand. Therefore, they are all rallying up to Steam forums for Borderlands 2 to let other know about their experience.

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Borderlands 3 Players Seeks Help on Steam Forum

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Shortly after the game was announced, an accidental Tweet has revealed in advance that latest installment of popular looter shooter franchise Borderlands will be an Epic Store-exclusive and PC gaming community become furious.

Initially, a legion of angry fans started review bombing on Steam when that news came out and Valve had to take action by flagging them as off-topic review activity, something that Gearbox CEO, Randy Pitchford made quite a deal about.

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Back then they were mad because of valid concerns and now things are slowly unfolding as Gearbox has apparently released a rushed product within a set release window that remains half-baked, rather than taking time and fixing it.

People are facing all sorts of problems from lack of DirectX 12 support, frame-rate drops, performance issue and even some of them losing their save files. Some are having trouble with FPS drops regardless of having best graphics settings.

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Fans are heading to Steam to talk about issues they are facing because Epic Games Store nether have any forums or user review section. They are only going there in hopes to talk to someone who might have found a solution and can help.

Many users are redirecting them to Gearbox Software official forums since no one has a solution for these problems yet. Developers are reportedly looking into it and affected users are advised to log a ticket at official support of 2K Games.

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Borderlands 3 having problem is just not an opinion of sentimental PC players who are not happy about EGS but are facing genuine problem. Even many reviewers gave it a poor score due to those same issues they faced playing earlier.

Despite majority of disappointed fans of the game are being from PC platform, BL3 has player complains from consoles as well. Industry experts are suggesting to trade graphics for frame-rates, which is completely unacceptable for a new game.

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Some players have initially reported for facing trouble streaming because they didn't had super fast internet and Gearbox has put Denuvo in the game, an online DRM that takes up a lot of their bandwidth and ruining their experience.

Even players on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X suffered from frame-rate drops that require a patch very soon. Hopefully, Borderlands 3 will try to and get better in next six months or by the time a finished version finally arrives on Steam.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

NBA 2K20 Review-Bombed on Metacritic and Steam

Riddled with micro-transactions and other issues, NBA 2K20 is getting review-bombed on Metacritic and Steam.

Same game wrapped in new package each year, basically that's how most of the sports genre titles operate in general. These games are annually put out in stores with noting more than a few minor updates and a full-priced tag.

Aside from these common criticisms, latest release form this year's basketball simulation video game series came under fire by upset fans and NBA 2K20 starts getting review-bombed on Metacritic and Steam within weeks of launch.

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NBA 2K20 Review-Bombed on Metacritic and Steam

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This outrage from fans is largely due to aggressive micro-transactions used in the game and reports of crashes that has currently sunk its Metacritic user score to 0.5 and similarly, reviews on Steam has been overwhelmingly negative so far.

Players are highlighting methods used in NBA 2K20 as a gambling scheme for publisher and they were fed up with its long loading times. Its glitches are so weird that people started a hashtag #Fix2K20, which started trending on Twitter.

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If carelessness of developers about actually adding new content to their game was not obvious enough until now, it became more evident than ever when PC version of NBA 2K20 shows you a logo of NBA 2K19 on Windows taskbar.

Whenever big-name developers and publishers do something that irks their fan-base, they often lean towards review-bombing to get their attention on particular issue since most of these companies do not listen to their customers at all.

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Even though heavily panned by fans, sports-title selling companies like developer Visual Concepts and publisher 2K Games will shamelessly put out new NBA 2K installments each year that is just few roster updates and some slight changes.

Considering how sports titles are one of the most money generating machines in video game industry, developers should get back to fixing these major issues of NBA 2K20 that are angering fans on all platforms as soon as possible.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Borderlands 3 Fans Boycott Game Over Controversy

2K Games has enraged fans boycotting their game for intimidating YouTuber SupMatto over alleged Borderlands 3 leaks.

Ever since developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games announced return of popular looter shooter franchise Borderlands for this year, Borderlands 3 is already being anticipated as "Game of the Year" by critics and fans alike.

So far, the title has managed to stay in headlines for nothing but wrong reasons and lately, a drastic action from 2K Games have sparked controversy that has angry fans rallying over on social media to boycott the game on release.

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Borderlands 3 Fans Boycott Game Over Controversy

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Up until now, most of negative press surrounding Borderlands 3 had Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford on their headlines but that just changed when publisher decides to go after a YouTuber known as SupMatto over alleged leaks.

Whenever a new game is announced, everyone from game journalist to greater part of interested players wants to know more about it until it is finally released and they heavily craves for juicy information leaks at all times.

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SupMatto has been a very reliable source of such leaked information on YouTube for some time to his followers, where he discusses Easter Eggs from past games and reveals brand-new leaks that have ties to Borderlands 3.

In one particular stance, Take-Two Interactive, parent company of publisher 2K Games took issue with how he was providing these information and selling them over to his private Discord server for $5 monthly membership in exchange.

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Aside from selling leaked information, Take-Two accuse him of using some thumbnails on his account that are taken from various developer streams on Twitch that Gearbox has been using time to time to test out their latest features.

So, they hired two private eyes to investigate his sources and they showed up to his doorsteps on July 25 to question him about leaks and other related details regarding gameplay, which obviously goes too far out of the line.

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Just as they leave, his Discord channel was removed all of a sudden and he received bunch of copyright strikes on his YouTube videos, effectively taken down many of his Borderlands 3 content and almost had his channel terminated.

Take-Two was very keen to know about how he acquired those development stream codes in first place that were actually out in public for months by then and most probably have been worried sick thinking SupMatto was some skilled hacker.

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It was no crafty work on his part and all he did was watching over an anticipated "Gameplay Reveal" video that was released on April 29. There, name of their testing Twitch account showed up and it was picked by curious fans.

He himself didn't even notice those codes at first and only got to them when many have shared this news over to Reddit and Twitter. So, basically thumbnails that he used were already made public for long before he saw and talked about it.

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SupMatto made a response video on allegations made by 2K Games, detailing the whole event that happened.




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Take-Two released a statement saying, they were actually running an investigation on him for past 10 months before making claims and accused him of making profits by breaking their confidential information leak policies.

Not only his actions have broken rules but also infringed their copyright but one can only wonder whether or not they have taken things too far by sending goons over to his house rather than simply contacting him over an issue.

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This has majority of fans from Borderlands community voice their utter displeasure against behavior displayed by 2K Games and have kick-started a movement over Twitter that got #BoycottBorderlands3 trending on top.

SupMatto has been making Borderlands related content on his YouTube channel for years and now he is quitting following this incident. This is a billion dollar company like Take-Two Interactive bullying him into submission.

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Borderlands 3 seems to be very promising and many were looking forward to it but after a series of mishaps from both developer and publisher studio, angry consumers have rallied up to protest by not supporting the game after all.

Development team at Gearbox Software worked hard on this upcoming release and Take-Two has obviously disappointed many fans by now. Only by properly addressing their fault to players, they may slightly redeem themselves at this point.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

BioShock Infinite Complete Edition is 75% Discounted on GOG

GOG.com is offering a 75% discount on first-person shooter title BioShock Infinite Complete Edition and is now priced $13.79 only.

Poland based digital distribution platform GOG.com has thrown out their "Summer Sale Festival" for this year by amassing more than 2000 classic and new games on sale but you better hurry up because some of these offers are for limited time only.

What really caught me off-guard was DRM-free version of first-person shooter game BioShock Infinite is up for sale at 75% discount for PC platform, which sums up to just $13.79 only and that is record lowest price for this steampunk adventure.

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BioShock Infinite Complete Edition is 75% Discounted on GOG

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Bundled as BioShock Infinite Complete Edition worth $54.99 in total, it comes along with all released DLC including two episodes of Burial at Sea, Clash in the Clouds and Columbia's Finest, thus saving you a whopping $41.20 at once.

Despite being adapted similar gameplay and themes from previous games, BioShock Infinite is not a direct sequel of any sorts. It revolves around protagonist Booker DeWitt rescuing a mysterious girl named Elizabeth from the flying city of Columbia.

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If anyone already has BioShock and BioShock 2 in their collection for long then owning BioShock Infinite Complete Edition from GOG right now can help you complete you anthology of its complete franchise or you can simply enjoy it as a standalone title.

Currently, there is also great discounted offer on Crysis, Deus Ex, The Witcher and Witcher 2 as part of their Summer Sale Festival. Keep looking and you might just find what you were looking for among these loads of indie games and themed bundles.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

PlayStation Plus Free Games for June 2019

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Sonic Mania for the month of June 2019.

Lately, Sony Entertainment has been failing to keep up with expectation of PlayStation Plus monthly subscribers with their somewhat decent to barely mediocre titles in their monthly free PlayStation 4 games lineup for past few months.

However, they might have actually listened to their community and having a look at their current offering, it is rather safe to say that PS Plus members would have a better experience this month of June than what they had in May.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for June 2019

Get a brief look at what greatness awaits ahead of you this month, will be available to download from June 4.




June is looking forward to start with some unchecked mayhem off planet and that is because Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is the first draft pick of this month from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games.

Bundled together Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in one, it also includes all DLC packs from both titles mentioned above, local multiplayer, cross-save from PlayStation 3 and of course, delivered in high definition remaster.

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Secondly, there is 2017 platform game Sonic Mania that still is very much rooted in its 2D side-scrolling past. Expect to experience everything from classic stages, fast paced gameplay and co-op multiplayer mode for two players from it.

With his trusty companion Knuckles and Tails at his side, this blue hedgehog of super speed going up against their arch-enemy Doctor "Eggman" Robotnik and new robotic enemies while chasing after collectible golden rings on a constant.

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Sonic Mania on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Despite Overcooked and What Remains of Edith Finch from last month both being pretty decent titles of their own right, many PS Plus subscribers were disappointed for what they got since Sony is no longer offering PS3 or Vita games.

Given how everyone is hyped up for upcoming Borderlands 3 and will all that craze regarding live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Sony made a great lineup for PS Plus subscribers on June 2019 against the price of their subscription this month.