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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Xbox Game Pass Adds We Happy Few and More

More games like Middle-earth: Shadow of War and We Happy Few are coming to Xbox Game Pass in January 2019.

January 2019 has already been pretty much packed up for members of Xbox Game Pass and looks like more game are arriving on the pipeline to join the pre-existing catalogue of more than 100 great titles on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

So, while you probably are not yet done catching up with the lineup announced earlier this month that had Ark: Survival Evolved and Just Cause 3, Microsoft Studios have decided to jam down some more games at your disposal from January 17 to 24.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds We Happy Few and More

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Known as Netflix for video games among fans, the subscription service will also be adding the entire season of episodic graphic adventure game Life is Strange on December 20, followed by all three episodes of Life is Strange: Before the Storm on December 27.

Heading towards the subscribers are a slew of action-adventure games with one of them is set in open world and another one being Lego-themed with a single exception of a crossover fighting game from a beloved franchise.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War on Xbox Game Pass

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Placed between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series, Shadow of War is a non-canon story about a ranger named Talion, who decides to merge with the wraith of Elf Lord Celebrimbor to avenge their fallen loved ones.

Aside from employing in melee combat, the wraith abilities can be used for fighting or even manipulate enemies. The game was praised for introducing the unique Nemesis System and its excellence but heavily criticized for including loot boxes and predatory micro-transactions.

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Saints Row: The Third on Xbox Game Pass

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Saints Row: The Third
Although we are not sure when Saints Row: The Third is coming to Nintendo Switch but we are certain that the crazy mayhem if this open world action adventure is hitting Xbox Game Pass nearing the end of this month and that is the current good news.

The game picks up from the events of Saints Row 2 and 3rd Street Saints goes up against a global criminal Syndicate who wants them to pay attention and respect. Things are about to get heated up in Steelport as they all enter a turf war.

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The LEGO Movie on Xbox Game Pass

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The LEGO Movie Videogame
Then comes a Lego-themed game based on The Lego Movie chronicling the life and times of everyman construction worker Emmet Brickowski who is voiced by actor Chris Pratt and believes himself to be special but tries to being one anyway after finding out that he actually isn't.

Gameplay mechanics of the title follows the similar fashion of previous Lego titles from developer TT Fusion with a healthy amount of comedic dose and tons of fun. If you are into such genre of games, then you can find it decent and engaging enough.

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Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 on Xbox Game Pass

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Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
This one is an updated version of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds that was originally planned to include as a downloadable content but was turned into a standalone release that comes with an expanded roster of fighters.

Despite of receiving positive feedback from fans and critics for overall improvement but was also criticized for not adding any new features or modes. Such complaints was sincerely taken into accounts during development of a sequel, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite.

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We Happy Few on Xbox Game Pass

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We Happy Few
Set on a retro-futuristic alternate reality England of 1960, the game revolves around three citizens of island town of Wellington Wells who tries to fight their way out of an oppressive society that wants everyone to remain ignorant of the truth.

Authorities try to push people into a chemically induced euphoria by forcing a hallucinogenic drug called "Joy" on them. Arthur Hastings, Ollie Starkey and Sally Boyle eventually discovers the true history of their city and revolts against the system.

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Some of the hottest games out there right now like Ashen, Forza Horizon 4, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Mortal Kombat X, Ori and the Blind Forest, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Sea of Thieves, Sniper Elite 4 and State of Decay 2 are currently available on Xbox Game Pass.

Other titles that are also included in the library are DiRT 4, Doom, Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, Gears of War 4, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Halo 5: Guardians, Hitman, Payday 2: Crimewave Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider and The Division.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Xbox Game Pass Adds Mortal Kombat X and More

In the aftermath of The Game Awards 2018, games like Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and Mortal Kombat X is added to Xbox Game Pass.

During the X018 Event, we had an announcement of what great titles are heading to Xbox Game Pass in near future and we got some excellent lineup. Apparently, Microsoft is about to drop a few more games for December, 2018 to keep you hooked.

Even though there are already over 100 great games for the members of the service, you can never have enough and can't say no to some more. The grand stage of The Game Awards 2018 has recently ushered some really good titles, so you can get the most out of your membership.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Mortal Kombat X and More

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The array of new games coming to subscribers has genres like adventure, fantasy, first-person shooter, platform, role-playing, side-scrolling and sports simulation covered. This is an almost complete package to keep you at home this winter.

A surprise entry from the legendary Mortal Kombat fighting game series joins the fray to keep up with the announcement of upcoming Mortal Kombat 11. The entire line of nine games will start arriving from December 7 and will continue till 20.

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Ashen on Xbox Game Pass

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Ashen
One of the Xbox-exclusive that comes on Xbox Game Pass right on the day of its release date and you won't want to miss it. This one is a co-op action RPG set in an open world that you can play solo or in a passive co-operative multiplayer.

Although based on a Dark Souls type of gameplay mechanics, it doesn't get that brutal in every corner but sure to astound you anyway. Players enter in a world where there is no sun and fights all sorts of in-world monsters to get to home.

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Below on Xbox Game Pass

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Below
Just like the namesake suggests, the game takes you to a journey into a series of subterranean mazes, where the player character encounters cunning enemies and death-traps while constantly on chase from an unknown shadowy entity.

Below is a perfect throwback to the playing from arcade days on a highly detailed retro-style background. Capybara Games did a fantastic job to cram down all of it into one and devised a mechanism that punishes you for foolishly reckless attitude and challenges you in almost every step as you progress.

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice on Xbox Game Pass

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Playing as Senua in this psychological horror title, you will realize why developer Ninja Theory has described it as an independent AAA game. The creative prowess of the development team has led it to become both commercial and critical success.

Take on the brutal journey of a Celtic warrior in the Viking age, looking for the soul of her dead lover and fight her way into the Viking Hell to get what she wants. While fighting all the otherworldly entities to get to Hela, she also deals with her own psychosis.

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Kingdom: Two Crowns on Xbox Game Pass

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Kingdom: Two Crowns
This indie title from Raw Fury is coming over to the service on December 11, with choices for players to go on solo or co-op campaign mode to build a kingdom and then defend it from all outside threats through a new gameplay system.

This return to the award-winning Kingdom series lets people to explore new technology, fight new enemies and discover secrets as they assume the role of a monarch. For a true ruler to inherit the kingdom, one must learn to overcome Greed at all cost.

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Mortal Kombat X on Xbox Game Pass

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Mortal Kombat X
Just like catching lightning in a bottle, NetherRealm Studios has packed 25 years worth of epikness from Mortal Kombat saga into one and came up with Mortal Kombat X for a new generation of fighting game fans and many newcomers.

Witness the brilliance of the game firsthand if you haven't before and learn the special attacks and finishing moves to achieve a flawless victory against your opponents! This one is best enjoyed with a bunch of friends who loves the franchise as much as you do.

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Ori and the Blind Forest on Xbox Game Pass

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Ori and the Blind Forest
If you ever wondered how a platform-adventure Metroidvania game developed by Moon Studios was picked up by Microsoft Studios and won more than 30 industry awards, you have the chance to find out the answer on December 20, on Xbox Game Pass.

Those who care for a great gameplay value with strong storytelling and surprising plot twists will find the game very appealing. The same had happened when it came out back in 2015 and critics couldn't shower it enough with praise for that.

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 on Xbox Game Pass

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
Have you ever wondered anyone other than Electronic Arts making sports game and doing a good job at the same time? Well, Konami has been doing that for nearly two decades with PES series and returns in 2018 with football simulation game Pro Evolution Soccer 2019.

If the game wasn't already good, a recent update made it even better with the inclusion of stadiums, team kits and a wide range of football boots and balls. Just about everything you will need to get the best player of PES 2019 award.

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Shadow Warrior 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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Shadow Warrior 2
Another not-so-recent game joining the lineup, which is a first-person shooter title or to be more specific, an FPS melee combat experience that lets you wield guns and blades to go up against hordes of evil as Lo Wang, a ninja assassin protagonist.

You can either play it in a single-player mode if you are feeling lucky or badass and there is a 4 player co-op mode, allowing more people to join as other ninjas. When you take a task from Yakuza, you think you will be fighting mobs but in SW2, you end up with demonic enemies instead.

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Spintires: MudRunner on Xbox Game Pass

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Spintires: MudRunner
Even in the category of simulation games, off-roading is a less ventured section but this one is worth your time as it sends you to various extreme landscapes with 19 different sorts of formidable, all-terrain vehicles that actually don't defy physics like other games do in general.

Though sim games don't always excite a large number of audiences except for the fan-base of the genre, developer Saber Interactive actually made sure that you at least give the title a shot for what it is, or that is what we are led to believe.

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You can get your hands on a great deal of video games that you love on Xbox Game Pass library and even some of the highest-rated Xbox exclusive on release date for a reasonable monthly subscription, which now starts with $1 only for your first month.

Clearly, if you are new at this and never tried the service before, this is the right time to pick up your controller and join the wave, because looks like the month of December is going to be a long one in your couch with all these new drops.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Epic Games Store Launch Lineup Revealed

A brand-new trailer featuring all the titles featured on Epic Games Store on launch is revealed at The Game Awards 2018.

For the majority of the year 2018, video game developer company Epic Games was in all sorts of news media for the immense success of their free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite Battle Royale that has become a major phenomenon.

It was only two days ago when they announced to start a digital distribution service, which seemingly will rival Valve Corporation's digital storefront Steam and now they have released a brand-new trailer to showcase their launch lineup.

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Epic Games Store Launch Lineup Revealed

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Let's take a look at the initial lineup of games featured at Epic Games Store during their launch in the following trailer.




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Aside from Fortnite wining over Best Ongoing Game and Best Multiplayer Game category, Epic Games took The Game Awards 2018 show to reveal upcoming titles they are bringing to their store from a renowned bunch of video game companies.

The store rolls in with jam-packed titles like Ashen, Darksiders III, Genesis Alpha One, Hades, Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek, Journey, Maneater, Outer Wilds, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, Satisfactory, Subnautica, Super Meat Boy and World War Z.

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Epic Games Store Launch Lineup

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Renowned studios like Annapurna Interactive, Supergiant Games, Team17, THQ Nordic and Tripwire Interactive are joining up the march to give tough competition to other platforms in the market and to make a long-lasting impact at the same time.

To get into the already dense competition, they already announced staggering 88% sales revenue for publishers who want to launch their tiles with Epic Games Store and even promised to cover the royalty sales percentage for using Unreal Engine in game developing.

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To make the new marketplace more developer-friendly, Epic is introducing a revenue-sharing system Support-A-Creator, building a bridge between developers and content creators to allow them great access over how to market their product and present to audience.

As they already have a history of working on titles like Gears of War trilogy, Unreal Tournament and the over the top success of Fortnite, Epic has re-branded them in the industry with a strong backbone to enter the world of digital distribution business.

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Epic Games Store Upcoming Lineup

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In recent years, Valve has come under fire for their actions on lack of curation on the platform and Steam Direct program but still considered as a tycoon in the market. CD Projekt tried to venture the industry with their GOG distribution service but couldn't become a worthy rival in a decade.

Epic Games has their independent launcher like Activision and Bethesda, which acts as an extension for the store. The upcoming contest over the control of market share in 2019 will be fun to watch as we may witness a shift in power after all these years.