Showing posts with label 505 Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 505 Games. Show all posts

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Horace Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away free copy of indie platformer title Horace on PC platform for this week.

Even after fulfilling their promise of giving away free games for a year, Epic Games didn't stop offering PC titles on Epic Games Store and has confirmed earlier to continue rolling out more freebies on a weekly schedule throughout 2020.

This week, EGS has a fair-looking indie 2D pixel art platformer Horace from publisher 505 Games that is available to claim and add to your online collection of games forever before January 18, 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM EDT.

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Horace Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Horace follows the story of a household robot that lives with a family for a while and bonds with its each member. In one unfortunate event, he gets separated and deactivated for a few years before he gets online somehow.

Rebooted back to a world that he couldn't relate to anymore with his family in it and so, he takes it upon himself to find them. This engaging experience of a small robot was developed by Paul Helman and Sean Scaplehorn.

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There are aspects of a regular platform game with player character having some basic abilities, which expands later on. It features some jokes and quips on pop culture references that people with an enthusiasm for older days will surely enjoy.

For their giveaway of next week, Epic Games Store will serve 2013 logic-based puzzle game The Bridge from developer/publisher The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild and it will go live on January 18 to remain until January 30.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Control and Death Stranding Gets Most Nominations at DICE Awards

Control and Death Stranding are on top list of nominees at D.I.C.E. Awards, receiving eight nominations each.

Despite being two major contenders for "Game of the Year" accolades for 2019, both Control and Death Stranding ended up losing the crown to action-adventure title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by Japanese studio From Software.

Now those two games are heading to upcoming 23rd annual D.I.C.E. Awards this award season earning most number of nominations each, to compete against each other over multiple categories including Game of the Year.

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Control and Death Stranding Gets Most Nominations at DICE Awards

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Though started off with a few issues on consoles at launch, reception towards Control was mostly positive. However, that didn't reflect largely when it comes to winning awards and it has won for Best Art Direction at TGA 2019.

On the other hand, social strand genre pioneer Death Stranding was a highly-anticipated title from game director Hideo Kojima following his infamous departure from Konami and has divided audience in terms of reviews.

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These titles are going to be challenging each other for winning on Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Character, Outstanding Technical Achievement and lastly for Game of the Year categories.

Death Stranding is challenging its worthy rival twice as hard for its place in Outstanding Achievement in Character group with Cliff Unger portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen and Sam Porter Bridges played by Norman Reedus.

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Set to take place on February 13, 2020, awards ceremony for Design Innovate Communicate Entertain has been one of the oldest shows within video game industry that made its debut back in 1998 to honor winners of previous year.

Control and Death Stranding will have their chance at a few more events to win over GOTY. When we are done with D.I.C.E. Awards, there are both Game Developers Choice Awards and New York Game Awards coming this year.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Control Getting Expeditions Mode

Expeditions game mode for Control introduce new series of challenges, available from today as a free update.

Despite having a much-deserved nomination for "Game of the Year" title this year, action-adventure game Control couldn't be the winner but was recognized for "Best Art Direction" category at The Game Awards 2019.

As revealed earlier in post-launch content roadmap, developer Remedy Entertainment and publisher 505 Games releases first-ever free content update Expeditions for the game on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Control Getting Expeditions Mode

RELATED: Control Post-Launch Content Roadmap

Take a look at official trailer of free content update Expeditions, showcasing new game mode for Control.




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Expeditions mode is a challenging new experience to test out skills of a player in character build, combat and loadout. Once you have completed "My Brother’s Keeper" main mission, you can get access to this timed game mode.

There is an old-timey jukebox, which is another Object of Power that is kept in a remote room near to Central Executive area. When all jukebox tokens are collected, players will hear a song that would transport Jesse Faden into another dimension.

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How To Access Expeditions

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Once you are transported to Quarry Threshold, you have only 25 minutes to wrap up Expedition. It is already pretty difficult to complete and you are sent back to where you came from when your time is finally up.

You can defeat select enemies, complete Bureau Alerts and Board Countermeasures or buy more jukebox tokens from Astral Constructs menu. Expeditions have three tiers and they are all unlocked in a cycle and each one more difficult.

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Get Jukebox Tokens

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Accessing further tiers will cost you more tokens but gives you a chance to reap better rewards. Playing through Expeditions, Jesse has chances to get brand-new outfit, earn abundant crafting materials and mods for her Service Weapon.

Each time you go out trying your luck, there would be different gameplay factors like weapon damage getting significant buff, ammo generating faster or Jesse's supernatural abilities becomes less effective against Hiss enemies.

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Challenging Combat Experience

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Expeditions will serve as free end-game content and bundled with December update that comes with a bunch of fixes and optimizations. Some issues regarding HUD elements and random camera glitch has been taken care of.

Third-person action game Control will get Foundation, its first paid DLC on March 26, 2020 for all major platforms. A follow-up second expansion pack titled AWE will arrive on middle of next year to explore further oddity.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Death Stranding Announced for PC

Kojima Productions finally confirms PC version of Death Stranding is coming in summer 2020 from publisher 505 Games.

Over a week from global release, upcoming action game Death Stranding will be arriving on November 8, 2019 for PlayStation 4 players to enjoy. However, this highly-anticipated title from Hideo Kojima is no longer a PS4-exclusive.

Today, developer Kojima Productions has officially confirmed that PC version of their latest social strand game will become available sometime on early summer of 2020 with publisher 505 Games in charge of its distribution.

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Death Stranding Announced for PC

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Although originally announced for PS4, platform exclusivity of Kojima's next project has always been shrouded into mystery but once it was delisted from exclusive game catalogue of official website, fans were hopeful to see a PC release.

Also, it was revealed years ago by Kojima himself when his partnership with publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment was revealed but that Q&A session by PlayStation Europe was later deleted to simply keep focus on PS4 launch.

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Aside from a pending official release date announcement, 505 Games has yet to reveal to fans whether or not they will bring DS to popular storefront like Steam or will it be a timed exclusive for Epic Games Store for PC platform.

Spending four years in development time, Death Stranding is finally getting released over Sony consoles very soon and PC gamers will be able to experience first Hideo Kojima directed game next year following his departure from Konami.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Control Getting Photo Mode

Long-anticipated Photo Mode feature is heading to Control tomorrow to let you capture its striking aesthetic.

Following its launch back in August 2019, action-adventure game Control from developer Remedy Entertainment and publisher 505 Games has seen overly positive response on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

A post-launch content roadmap was revealed last month that includes two upcoming expansions alongside a brand-new game mode and a much requested Photo Mode, which is arriving soon on October 16, 2019.

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Control Getting Photo Mode

RELATED: Control Post-Launch Content Roadmap

In a latest Update 1.04, Photo Mode will be added and can be found within Options menu. Camera can be moved left to right to focus on object or pan up and down using thumb sticks or trigger buttons of a controller in console.

You can begin capturing any fascinating visuals starting from Brutalist hallways of the Oldest House or protagonist Jesse Faden wielding her supernatural gifts against Hiss-corrupted enemies around her to unleash your creativity.

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Change Focus Distance

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There are two tabs in menu just like any regular camera, which are Camera and Filters tab. You can roll around a subject, adjust depth of field, focus distance, or even broaden and tighten field of view before taking a shot in Camera.

Before applying multiple different filters on a scene, remove Jesse or all other characters from any scene, or even do both using Filters tab. Options to reset a shot and hiding all UI are available for your convenience as well.

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Adjust Aperture and Depth

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Inside of ever-changing surroundings of the Bureau that houses stranger things from other dimensions, aligns perfectly with its uniquely creepy aesthetic and strong colors, a Photo Mode is a feature that was long overdue.

A new game mode Expeditions is planned for Control to release on December 2019 to challenge players in a set time to get precious rewards. However, different modifiers will make things tricky for Jesse each time she ventures into it.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Indivisible Out Now

Action role-playing-platform game Indivisible from Lab Zero Games and 505 Games is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Born from a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, action role-playing-platform title Indivisible from developer Lab Zero Games and publisher 505 Games releases today for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

After their work on 2D fighting game Skullgirls received critical-acclaim, developers started working on their newest project. Its gameplay mechanics has turn-based RPG elements that reside with a mix of platforming exploration.

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Indivisible Out Now

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Indivisible centers around a fearless girl named Ajna in its lead role, who has mysterious abilities absorb incarnations within her. These powers awakened when her village was burned down by warlord and sent her on hot pursuit.

Throughout her journey across the fantasy world of Loka, she will come across a wide array of guest characters that will be of her assistance. Also, there are many incarnations to encounter, so that she can absorb them and help her fight.

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Hand-Animated Combat Sequences

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"Incarnations" will draw themselves inside her inner realm sometimes and would only appear when she will need them. Since they all possess different unique abilities and skills, choosing them wisely will be critical for fights.

Being a rebel by nature, Ajna will develop more skills and will learn more about herself as she keep exploring. There is an assortment of over 20 customizable characters and an experimental battle system always keeps things interesting.

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Meet New Incarnations

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A launch trailer came out showcasing key-features and mainline story of the game and for heralding its arrival.




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Its characters and surrounding world is inspired by a wide array of diverse cultures and mythos. Moveset for actions are pretty easy to get a hold on and players can certainly defy a few turns if they really need to or attack all at once.

Indivisible retained the signature hand-drawn style of its creators that gives it a unique vibe in overall. Lab Zero Games did a fine job in seamlessly merging platforming and real-time combat mechanics onto an overlay of a solid story.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Dead by Daylight: Stranger Things Chapter DLC Out Now

Horrors of Upside Down has made it to Dead by Daylight in latest Stranger Things chapter DLC, out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Always introducing new and interesting elements to asymmetric survival horror game Dead by Daylight, developer Behaviour Interactive and publisher 505 Games opted in for a crossover with Netflix sci-fi horror series Stranger Things.

This latest DLC chapter is already out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which includes a new killer, two survivors and a map location. Also, developers felt generous enough to kick-start a sale on all major platforms this week.

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Dead by Daylight: Stranger Things Chapter DLC Out Now

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DBD is now having an 80's vibe with introduction of popular scary elements of Stranger Things into Entity's World. On its fourth year of content, more nightmare fuel is added to the mix to force survivors into facing new challenges.

Behaviour teamed up with online streaming giant Netflix to work on newest DLC chapter that includes monstrous Demogorgon creature, investigative reporter Nancy Wheeler and everyone's favorite big brother Steve Harrington.

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Survivors of Hawkins

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Underground Complex of Hawkins National Laboratory will now become a killing ground for the supernatural hunter from an alternate dimension called Upside Down that Nancy and Steve will try to get away from at any cost.

Demogorgon is a humanoid monstrosity that is quick and brutal, who creates portals on ground or wall and travels through them to reach its prey. It's very presence changes surrounding environment and even affects nearby survivors.

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Holes in Abyss

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Many aspects of the series are awfully similar to themes of DBD that nicely blended into its current lore and 1vs4 gameplay. Stranger Things chapter also breaks a trend by adding a non-human killer for the first time with two unique survivors.

Picking up only Nancy and Steve from many fan-favorite characters was tough but it was their survival skills that made them a perfect fit. Harrington is more resilient to take beating whereas Wheeler is good at scouting and stealthy approach.

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Dead by Daylight Steam Sale Week

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PC version of the game is currently free for a week on Steam and you can then purchase it at 50% off until September 23, 2019. Players on console can have it at half price on PlayStation Store and $10.00 discount at Microsoft Store.

Dead by Daylight has debuted iconic psychotic killers like Freddy Krueger and Ghost Face in past but adding apex predator Demogorgon into the mix only teases possibility of bringing Aliens and Predator on board for upcoming hunting seasons.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Control DLC May Have Alan Wake Crossover

Recently revealed post-launch DLC content for Control may finally tie in to story of Alan Wake in 2020.

In a recent venture with publisher 505 Games, developer Remedy Entertainment has seen critical and commercial success with release of action-adventure game Control on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

According to their latest announcement for upcoming post-launch content roadmap for the game, two new expansions are revealed and one of them is clearly teasing a tie-in to 2010 supernatural horror universe of Alan Wake.

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Control DLC May Have Alan Wake Crossover

RELATED: Control Post-Launch Content Roadmap

Before Control, Finnish developer Remedy made a reputation with critically acclaimed psychological thriller title Alan Wake. Although there was a stand-alone follow-up title Alan Wake's American Nightmare, fans never got a true sequel.

Players have already found clues, documents and Easter eggs during their mind-bending exploration of Control that clearly points at events of Bright Falls from first Alan Wake game that was launched almost 10 years ago for Xbox 360.

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Initially, it was an easily missable teaser image of Control's second expansion AWE but when Remedy creative director/writer Sam Lake shared that image on Twitter with a cryptic caption, many people starts noticing what was up.


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A closer look at poster of AWE expansion reveals official box art of Alan Wake in top half of its lettering that sued fonts from the same game. In below half, protagonist Jesse Faden of Control is probably fighting Hiss at Federal Bureau of Control.

AWE can either stand for either "Alan Wake Experience" or Altered World Events and the latter one actually makes more sense. Remedy has also teased these references earlier in their 2016 sci-fi adventure shooter title Quantum Break.

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Alan Wake Reference in Quantum Break

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Although both Alan Wake and Control are set on different plots, many hints suggest that they both are from same universe and maybe even the latter is some sort of continuation of events that took place in Washington forest a decade ago.

According to press release, AWE will arrive on mid-2020 and will send Jesse to investigations sector of Oldest House, a part where FBC keeps tabs on Altered World Events and Bright Falls' case was what the Bureau investigated earlier.

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With every lead matching and pointing to each other, there could is a very good chance for a crossover event or even nothing at all. If not anything, it can very much help revive a beloved series once again by providing a great launch pad.

Through its ending, Control has set up possibilities for a potential sequel to expand further on lead character Jesse Faden's story and despite Remedy expressing to make Alan Wake 2, nothing can be said for sure until next year.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Control Post-Launch Content Roadmap

Remedy Entertainment reveals new Photo Mode and two expansions in post-launch content roadmap for Control.

In less than a month after release, latest action-adventure game Control from developer Remedy Entertainment and publisher 505 Games has become a smash-hit title on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

After receiving some community feedback, developers issued a performance update for the game on PS4 lately. Remedy has also shared their plans to introduce additional post-launch content until mid 2020 that even includes two expansions.

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Control Post-Launch Content Roadmap

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Although player on PC platform has already figure out their own way of mimicking Photo Mode, this much-requested feature is coming soon by fall 2019 to let people capture its artistic in-game world through amazing snapshots.

By December 2019, free end-game mode called Expeditions will arrive for Control that offers some toughest challenges from Oldest House, which sends protagonist Jesse Faden to help security chief Arish regarding the Foundation.

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Next year, two paid expansion pack The Foundation and AWE are scheduled for early 2020 and middle of the year. New enemies, game mechanics and story missions will be introduced that takes part in yet to explore locations.

The Foundation takes Jesse deep into Federal Bureau of Control history for a mind-bending exploration at Oldest House. AWE will see her venturing into another part of FBC, known as investigations sector for more paranormal happenings.

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Remedy also revealed that first expansion for the game will remain a timed exclusive for PS4 but second one will see launch on all platforms at once. PC and Xbox One players will get their hands on these DLCs after exclusivity period ran out.

Control Digital Deluxe Edition is already out on PlayStation Store right now to pre-order for $79.99 only, which comes with exclusive side mission, Season Pass and Urban Response Gear bonus outfit for Jesse, exclusively on PS4.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The End is Nigh and ABZU Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store offers two new PC games The End is Nigh and ABZU for free giveaway this week.

Yet another week has arrived for players of PC platform to receive two free games at digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store, courtesy of Epic Games who would otherwise be willing to offer a single title for giveaway each week.

Latest weekly freebies at Epic Store have included The End is Nigh and ABZU, two games for anyone to claim and keep forever with a free Epic Games account within a week before September 12, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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The End is Nigh and ABZU Free on Epic Games Store Now

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In a platforming adventure experience, The End is Nigh lets player assume the role of a black blob named Ash. He is a sole survivor of an apocalyptic event that occurred when his console cartridge crashes and now he is out seeking friends.

This critically acclaimed single-player game from 2017 was developed and published by Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel. There are over 600 interconnected decaying levels that spanned through more than 12 chapters for players to explore.

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ABZU comes from developer Giant Squid and publisher 505 Games as an adventure underwater and its mysteries. Immerse yourself into a beautiful surrounding that will help you feel a connection with sea life but beware of hidden dangers.

There are areas unlock that will unveil new secrets and some ancient technology buried within deep to discover. This multiple award-winning title hails from art director Matt Nava, who was also involved with indie games Flower and Journey.

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For this week, Epic Games Store chooses to include two games because the first one was already picked for giveaway and it had a mature rating that could prevent young audience form accessing it due to Parental Controls feature.

EGS is drawing interest of players on PC platforms to their storefront with their weekly freebies and for next week, they have announced to add Conarium from developer Zoetrope Interactive and publisher Iceberg Interactive on September 12.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Dead by Daylight Adds Stranger Things Chapter DLC

Demogorgon, Nancy and Steve from Stranger Things will join Dead by Daylight roster in newest DLC chapter next month.

In a latest addition of iconic killer characters to join asymmetric survival horror game Dead by Daylight, developer/publisher Behaviour Interactive added Ghost Face from slasher movie franchise Scream as a playable antagonist.

Today, another announcement came to reveal their next big crossover with popular science fiction horror series Stranger Things from online streaming giant Netflix, set to arrive on September 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Dead by Daylight Adds Stranger Things Chapter DLC

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Take a look at the next chapter of Dead by Daylight as it is about to introduce killers and survivors from Stranger Things.




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The evil Entity from DBD has set its sights on town of Hawkins, Indiana to bring new nightmares for group of sacrificed survivors. This time, it has picked humanoid monstrous creature called the Demogorgon.

In Season 1 of the Netflix original series, these horrific beings emerged from an alternate dimension known as Upside Down. In a 4v1 gameplay setting, you can play as this supernatural predator to hunt down other players.

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Usually, a new survivor is added with inclusion of each killer but upcoming update will introduce both aspiring teen journalist Nancy Wheeler and everyone's favorite baseball bat swinging dad Steve Harrington as playable characters.

This DLC will also include Underground Complex, located under Hawkins Laboratory, where the inter-dimensional rift to Upside Down is. Two exclusive cosmetic items to be added are Steve's Scuffed Rolled Sleeves and Nancy's torn sweatshirt.

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New Untamable Killer

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After Season 3 of Stranger Things debuted on Neflix back in July 4, 2019, Behaviour Interactive wasted little time to announce their next exciting crossover adventure for DBD gorefest with a popular horror series of current time.

Although no definitive date for Stranger Things Chapter to release is not revealed for next month yet but since Dead by Deadlight is coming to Nintendo Switch on 24 September, there is a possibility that it will launch on the same day.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Last Day of June Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store gives up puzzle adventure game Last Day of June for free on their weekly games giveaway.

During their first-ever mega sale online, Epic Games have decided to shift into a weekly schedule for giving out free games on their digital distribution platform Epic Games Store and decided to continue that anyway even when it's over.

This week, critically-acclaimed adventure puzzle game Last Day of June is available for free to claim with a free Epic Store account and add to your library forever but you have to do that before July 4, 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST.

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Last Day of June Free on Epic Games Store Now

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EGS has brought to you an interactive tale of Carl and June, in association with developer studio Ovosonico and publisher 505 Games. In a cinematic experience, Carl would embark a journey to save June's life by going through a series of events.

Players go back in time before a tragic accident that claimed her life and tries revisiting early memories of that day as Carl. In a cycle of love and loss, complex sequence starts unlocking and you face an emotional challenge in the end.

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Whether the genre of game is your cup of tea or not, free games are always great when you have no new title at hand to spend time with. Besides, we are getting a lot of more freebie titles throughout until 2019 comes to an end.

Epic Games Store already announced their upcoming free giveaway title for next week and it is going to be PC version of fan-favorite cooking simulation game Overcooked by developer studio Ghost Town Games and publisher Team17.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Dead by Daylight Adds Ghost Face DLC

In a newest DLC for Dead by Daylight, Ghost Face from Scream movie series joins as brand-new Killer.

In an asymmetric survival horror setup, Dead by Daylight from developer Behaviour Interactive pits four players against one playing as a savage killer in an online multiplayer match to try and survive their way out of getting slaughtered.

To add more tension for survivors to its already intense atmosphere, brand-new killers from pop culture are often added to it. Today, iconic slayer character Ghost Face from 90's slasher movie series Scream has joined the party.

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Dead by Daylight Adds Ghost Face DLC

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Behaviour Interactive released a behind-the-scenes footage for their latest addition to 4v1 survival horror title DBD.




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Introduced through a new DLC chapter, this creepy stalker specializes on prying on its prey and then strikes them when they least expect it. A creature of habit, Ghost Face likes to play hide and seek with survivors trapped with him before closing in.

So, you need to level up your sneak up game if you are being hunted down by him and use full awareness to stay alive. Using his personal Perks, he can become unpredictable and easily locate others from their hideout after reaching Level 30 and above.

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This serial murderer is a master of stalking its prey by blending into darkness and you will never see him coming before it is too late. He has a dark humorous side and takes a moment getting a selfie while claiming one of his latest victims.

Out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Ghost Face DLC is priced $2.99 only on Steam and $4.99 for consoles. It comes along with two exclusive items; Monochrome Mania body and Silvery Steel Tactical Knife weapon.

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DBD Anniversary Free Weekend & Sale

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Given how developers have brought in Hollywood maniacs like Michael Myers of Halloween, Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street and Leatherface of Texas Chainsaw Massacre so far, arrival of Ghost Face was only a matter of time.

Dead by Daylight is currently celebrating third anniversary of its worldwide release and offering a free weekend of play on Steam until June 23. Also, you can pick up DBD for a flat out 50% off as part of a special promotional offer before June 25.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Cancelled

Skybound has terminated agreement with Starbreeze for OVERKILL's The Walking Dead as they failed to meet quality standards.

Despite having a lot of potential to become a blockbuster release, first-person shooter title OVERKILL's The Walking Dead from developer Overkill Studios failed miserably to become a decent co-op shooter experience that players can enjoy.

On top of that, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game were delayed twice now and the PC version on Steam wasn't getting any positive feedback due to a buggy launch. All hope is lost now that it has been cancelled entirely after quite a struggle for survival.

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OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Cancelled

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Loosely based on the fictional universe of The Walking Dead monthly comic-book series from Image Comics by creator Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible), the game were to follow co-op gameplay mechanics of Payday: The Heist reportedly.

Initially, they announced the title on August 14, 2014 and showed some concepts at E3 2015. Then it was delayed in 2016, which repeated again in 2017 until Overkill Studios was able to show off the first-look gameplay footage at E3 2018.

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According to distribution plan, November 2018 was set as the release window for OTWD for all available major platforms but launch date for console versions was delayed to February 2019 and everything starts falling apart from that point.

When Sony started sending emails to pre-ordering customers of PSN, it became very apparent that console version of the game very well might have been canned but 505 Games confirmed it to be postponed shortly after that.

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Skybound Entertainment, who is the license and rights owner of The Walking Dead property has took matter into their hands to publicly announce that they are terminating contract with Starbreeze Publishing and will discontinue all efforts regarding OTWD.

Skybound expressed their outright displeasure for the game not meeting the certain quality of standard they were assured by the Sweden-based developer studio and apologized to fans for not being able to provide premium quality content.

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People were already pretty skeptical about the future of OTWD and looks like luck just ran out on this one. Earlier, Starbreeze even revealed their disappointment from initial sales number generated from PC version sales mostly due to many in-game issues.

Only if Overkill Studios would have taken proper care of the IP, the game could even become the spiritual successor of popular co-op shooter series Left 4 Dead. Anyways, OVERKILL's The Walking Dead is removed from Steam, while PS4 and Xbox One version would not see release either.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead for Consoles Postponed

After speculating cancellation for PS4 and Xbox One version of OVERKILL's The Walking Dead, the game is revealed to be postponed for now. 

Although developer Overkill Software and publisher Starbreeze Publishing initially managed to make fans curious to their first-person shooter OVERKILL'S The Walking Dead, it saw a poor reception upon PC launch back in November 2018.

In August, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game were delayed to February 2019 but it got delayed again. Recently, it becomes apparent that console versions of OTWD have been cancelled, only for an official announcement to confirm later that it has been postponed.

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OVERKILL's The Walking Dead for Consoles Postponed

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Despite the game being a mess full of bugs on PC, many players on consoles were still waiting to get their hands on it but then one PS4 user who digitally pre-purchased it, shared screenshot of a PlayStation Store notice on Reddit, thinking the game has been cancelled.

The publisher has notified us that the game is cancelled. As a result, we have withdrawn the current pre-order from the PlayStation Store and will cancel all pre-orders. You will receive a refund to your original payment source within 5-7 business days.

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Of course, no one would like to get notified about cancellation of a full-priced game that they pre-ordered online and some were patient to wait for 505 Games to respond since players on Xbox One platform did not receive any confirmation as such.

Shortly, console publisher of OTWD, 505 Games stated the true nature of the situation on Twitter to clear things out.



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Presented as a visually stunning product with a gripping co-op experience, it ultimately came out nothing as originally promised. What surprises us most is that, even after the anticipated zombie-shooter was an overall disaster, people still waited for console release anyway.

Not only OVERKILL's The Walking Dead was heavily criticized for a buggy release on PC, the game even missed their initial sales target. The disappointing run of the game has made the case of not pre-ordering any game by falling for their marketing campaign.

Friday, January 18, 2019

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead for Consoles Delayed Again

Already delaying the launch date for PS4 or Xbox One version of OVERKILL's The Walking Dead to 2019, Starbreeze has now postponed the release.

Whenever a new media franchise based on The Walking Dead is in works, it causes an extra hype among fans and same was the case for first-person shooter OVERKILL'S The Walking Dead from developer Overkill Software and publisher Starbreeze Publishing.

However, things weren't quite good for them in overall as they had to delay the release date of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of the game while only the PC version came out in time, followed by a missed sales target. Now the launch date for console versions is delayed again.

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OVERKILL's The Walking Dead for Consoles Delayed Again

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Originally OTWD was scheduled to release on all three major platforms on November 6, 2018 but only the Windows version came out in due date and release for both Microsoft and Sony consoles got delayed to February 2019.

Without detailing much, Starbreeze has recently announced that they are currently evaluating performance of the game on consoles and it was just a brief news release for company investors, so we don't know about the specific reason behind the delay.

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The project has a long history of delays following its initial announcement back in August 2014 through Payday 2 community page on Steam. They estimated a release date for January 2016 that got pushed to the next year and then November 2018 launch date saw another setback for this year.

Overkill's The Walking Dead is a co-op FPS title featuring four new characters named Aidan, Grant, Heather and Maya who work together to survive in a post-apocalypse Washington, D.C. from hordes of flesh-eating zombies and hostile marauders.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games For January 2019

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Steep and Portal Knights for the month of January 2019.

Christmas is over and so is 2018. So, nearing the edge of the year, Sony Entertainment came up with new free games lineup that is coming soon in January 2019 for PlayStation Plus subscribers to celebrate the New Year.

We previously thought that the October 2018 lineup was bad with Friday the 13th: The Game and Laser League but last month, we changed our minds when we saw PS Plus including games like Soma or Onrush for November 2018, because that just made it worse.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games For January 2019

Before taking a just jump at the upcoming PS Plus lineup, let's take a moment to look at the clip below showcasing all the titles for January 2019.




The first entry on the list is an extreme sports game Steep from developer/publisher Ubisoft that came out in 2016. The premise is set on the Alps and the massive open world environment it featured was inspired by Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

So, paraglide, ski, snowboard or wingsuit your way to a little excitement while exploring the most epic mountains throughout this winter season. Steep is mostly online-focused and you can bump into other players if you simply enable the "Collide Feature".

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Steep on PlayStation Plus Free Games

The next title to join the lineup is survival action RPG game Portal Knights from developer Keen Games and publisher 505 Games. The in-game characters have a LEGO-like appearance and you might even notice the gameplay has similarities with Minecraft but it still is a fun play.

The game has a cooperative multiplayer where you can team up with up to three of your friends other than wandering alone on your own and that is one of the delightful experience the game has to offer aside from other role-playing aspects.

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Portal Knights on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Other free games PlayStation Plus lineup is offering for the month of January 2019 is still there and let's take a quick look at the list below.

  • Zone of the Enders HD Collection (PlayStation 3)
  • Amplitude (PlayStation 3)
  • Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)
  • Super Mutant Alien Assault (PlayStation Vita)

If you are into free-to-play cooperative third-person shooter game Warframe, then developers from Digital Extremes studio has a gift for you and it is an exclusive PlayStation Plus Booster Pack III to jump right into it and get going.

This pack offers you 100 Platinum, 100,000 Credits, Corpus laser rifle Quanta, Quanta Obsidian Skin, 7-Day Affinity Booster and a 7-Day Credit Booster, which will be activated as soon as you login to the game but you have to claim it before January 15, 2019.

Friday, November 23, 2018

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Missed Sales Targets

In an investor Q&A, Starbreeze Publishing has revealed that sales figure for OVERKILL's The Walking Dead is lower than expected.

Even though fans were eagerly waiting and had a wave of hype going for it, first-person shooter OVERKILL's The Walking Dead from developer Overkill Software and publisher Starbreeze Publishing is seeing disappointing number of sales initially.

After the PC edition of the game is launched earlier this month on November 8, players were not seem to be very interested to keep up with the title anymore and CFO of Starbreeze then reveals that the initial sales of OTWD is lower than what they originally expected.

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OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Missed Sales Targets

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In their recent sales reviewing Q&A, the publisher points out that the title missed the initial forecasted sales mark a week after its launch. PC version is doing poorly in the market because of lack of content as well as quality to be exact.

The title is heavily bashed on review-aggregation site Metacritic and many popular gaming sites for design issues, lame AI and connection problems, which is having an overall negative impact on the sales among other reasons.

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Starbreeze didn't reveal the exact number of games sold but they already are in development of new content for Season 2, coming soon. Of course, it is too early to predict whether the game is a success or a failure, the studio believes OTWD is off to a good start.

In this desperate time of financial challenges, the publisher is now focusing on lowering their cost of business operations to save up a considerable amount to run things around. An internal review is ongoing to process that but no specifics were given on that yet.

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Also, the delay of the release for console versions of the game means, the $10 million licensing fee Starbreeze was about to receive from 505 Games this quarter to bring the title to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is delayed to February.

The 2019 console release can turn the financial balance to a slightly favorable position but despite all of the issues mentioned above, the developers and publishers are still okay with releasing the game in its current state only shows that how much they actually care for the players or the game itself.

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Given their current base of concurrent players, the studio should improve the gameplay framework and performance for a better experience if they really want to follow Games as a Service concept for the foreseeable future. Or perhaps they should go for a better monetization model that works.

Although many were comparing the co-op shooter to another survival horror game Left 4 Dead from the same genre, OVERKILL's The Walking Dead is probably not even worth the same standard of a title based on The Walking Dead franchise at all.