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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Castle Crashers, Fallout 76: Wastelanders and Terraria on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days offers Castle Crashers Remastered, Fallout 76: Wastelanders and Terraria for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

This week, Xbox Free Play Days event returns with a lineup of three new free games on Xbox One console for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate services to have a fun-filled weekend at the comfort of your home.

Sign in to your member account on May 14, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT and head over to Microsoft Store to find new titles in Gold member area to enjoy them throughout entire weekend until May 17, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Castle Crashers, Fallout 76: Wastelanders and Terraria on Xbox Free Play Days

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An indie beat 'em up adventure that is built in veins of old-school arcade titles; Castle Crashers Remastered is a casual-friendly game that plays out in 60 FPS, presenting many ways to enjoy it including PvE or PvP via local and online co-op.

Return to Appalachia to celebrate recent launch of Fallout 76: Wastelanders and ally yourself up with Raiders or Settlers factions. As you try to assume control over West Virginia, interact with locals and embark on quests from Overseer.

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Taking out basic activities of Minecraft to render it all in 2D pixel art sprites is basically what action-adventure sandbox game Terraria is, where you build, explore and fight creepy creature for survival in a randomly generated 16-bit world.

Though your trial period of Free Play Days is for limited time only, you can keep playing them by simply purchasing them on a discounted price using your Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate membership to carry all progress to main game.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Doom Eternal First DLC Teased

id Software teases to explore next chapter of Doom Eternal in upcoming story DLC expansion in newly revealed images.

Without falling short on fan-expectation, first-person shooter game Doom Eternal from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks has made its debut on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in March.

id Software knows pretty well that Doom fans are always up for some hardcore demon-slaying action and therefore, has offered a glimpse at upcoming first campaign DLC with two brand-new images, featuring new locations.

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Doom Eternal First DLC Teased

RELATED: Doom Eternal Can Run at 1000 FPS

Following a massive success of Doom reboot in 2016, iconic series protagonist Doom Slayer returns for a sequel that has a more lore-focused story campaign mode with new tools to reap and tear through demonic forces of Hell.

This sudden reveal came ahead of an update that adds new content and optimizations for base game. Latest patch will introduce Empowered Demons into single-player experience and Echelon Leveling for max level players in Battlemode.

RELATED: Doom Eternal Won't Have Micro-Transactions

On Twitter, official account for Doom game has teased players with two screenshots from DLC campaign.


RELATED: Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

One of recently released screenshots shows a site that looks a lot like Maykr world and the second one seems to be a colossal oil rig. Aside from these images, there is not much to go on and decipher about Doom Eternal DLC for now.

However, a description from Year One Pass content suggests of a new enemy from another realm and more wave of demons. So, have your chainsaw ready and super shotgun reloaded in anticipation of a violent confrontation.

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Brief summery for impending DLC expansions of Doom Eternal noted in Year One Pass reads as follow.

Your victory over Hell’s armies pulled humanity back from the edge of extinction, but it came at a cost. An imbalance of power in the heavens requires the true ruler of this universe to rise and set things right. Wage war across never-before-seen realms of the DOOM Universe, fight against new demons, and wield new abilities in your never-ending battle against the forces of evil.

RELATED: Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

Given how well Eternal was received on all platforms, people will surely be excited to enjoy some more slaughterfest with Doomguy in a DLC and developers will hopefully be revealing more information than just a tease soon.

Available for pre-order now, Doom Eternal Year One Pass includes two DLC expansions and one of them will be arriving in 2020. id Soft is currently working on a Nintendo Switch version of the game that has yet to reveal a release date.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Fallout 76 May Add Pets

In a latest AMA session on Reddit, Bethesda developer team has hinted for adding pets to Fallout 76.

Shortly after release of online action role-playing game Fallout 76 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks received a barrage of negative reception for bugs and missing elements.

Following launch of Wastelanders free update, Bethesda added new quests and NPCs for F76. In a recent AMA session on Reddit, lead designer Ferret Baudoin and project lead Jeff Gardiner has expressed interest of adding pet as well.

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Fallout 76 May Add Pets

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Aside from fixing bugs and adding story bits, Wastelanders content update has introduced non-playable characters to interact with players. From here on, most reasonable step for Bethesda would be adding some pet companions next.

Previously, both Fallout 3 and its successor title Fallout 4 had a canine cohort Dogmeat, who acted as an aid. Hopefully, human settlers will get to meet more exotic animals in near future other than just dogs in open-world of Appalachia.

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Baudoin and Gardiner have made the following statement when asked if there will be pets in Fallout 76.

Now that we have our companions system in the game, we are looking to add pets as well.

RELATED: Fallout 76 Buyers in Australia to Get Refunds

Now that there is a companion system in place, pets would likely to be a fantastic addition to Fallout 76. Players who like to go solo can surely use a company at West Virginia base, be it a strange creature like Mirelurk or Mothman.

Wastelanders free update for Fallout 76 has managed to garner praise and is probably ushering a redemption era. Bethesda Softworks is finally trying to make up to past shortcomings and may end up including a story DLC at some point.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Hitman and Override: Mech City Brawl on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days adds Elder Scrolls Online, Gears 5, Hitman and Override for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Packing with highest number of games in 2020 so far, Xbox Free Play Days event offers two new games for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members this week with two more already accessible to them from earlier.

Signing in to your account and heading over to Microsoft Store, you can download and play both Hitman: Complete First Season and Override: Mech City Brawl for free from April 9, 12:01 AM PDT through April 12, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Hitman and Override: Mech City Brawl on Xbox Free Play Days

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Released episodically throughout a year, award-winning stealth adventure title Hitman: Complete First Season is a soft-reboot of Hitman series that sees return of protagonist Agent 47 and focuses on a reworked gameplay mechanics.

A party-based brawler, Override lets you take control of giant mechs to engage in a city-wide fistfight against monsters. You can play with friends across real-world inspired locations in a variety of local co-op and online multiplayer modes.

RELATED: Xbox Live Gold Free Games for April 2020

Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is a great adventurous ride for any players who love to have good time playing MMO role-playing game. ESO joined Free Play Days event last week and will be available until April 13, 11:59 PM PDT.

If you have never had the chance to play third-person shooter title Gears 5 since launch, then now will be a good time to try it out as it is made available on April 6, 12:01 AM PDT and will be up for free until April 12, 11:59 PM PDT.

RELATED: Gears 5 to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade

When this limited time weekend of Xbox Free Play Days is finally over, you can keep playing these titles while carrying out all your in-game progress and earned achievements by simply purchasing them on an exclusive discounted rate.

For all Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members, both Standard and Ultimate Edition of Gears 5 comes at 50% and 45% off respectively. Also get Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited for 60% less and Override for another whooping 85%.

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

RELATED: Xbox Live Gold Free Games for April 2020

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.

RELATED: Gears 5 to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade

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.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Doom Eternal Out Now

First-person shooter game Doom Eternal from id Software and Bethesda Softworks is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Debuting as a direct sequel to 2016 rebooted Doom franchise, first-person shooter title Doom Eternal from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks is available now on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

After wrecking havoc through Necropolis and beyond, Doomguy was brought back to Mars and is sent away upon retrieving his Crucible. Spending months away in isolation, he decides to return to Earth to prevent a demonic invasion.

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Doom Eternal Out Now

RELATED: Doom Eternal Can Run at 1000 FPS

It's literally Hell on Earth and there is no one to stand against hordes of fiends to ensure survival of humanity. Doom Slayer is now on a holy mission to rip and tear through agents of Hell to fully purge a demon-infested Earth for good.

Each weapon has generally two mods that you can switch in between once they are unlocked and each of them can be upgraded furthermore. Try to get your hands on Super Shotgun and then use its grappling Meat Hook for mobility.

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Hunt Armies of Hell

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Aside from using gunshots, unsheathe your retractable wrist-mounted blade for glory kill executions to get health. Also, hack them with chainsaw and receive ammo or incinerate them with shoulder-mounted flamethrower for armor.

Eternal introduces new features and in-game mechanics like auto map, skill tree and a personal training room. There are platform challenges and puzzles scattered around to help you earn upgrades by finding collectables and secret items.

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Secret Collectible Items

RELATED: Doom Eternal Second Trailer

A look into official launch trailer of Doom Eternal gives you a good idea for scale of its entire brutality level.




RELATED: Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

Doom has evolved in terms of gameplay and combat has seen new additions to give Doomguy an edge against forces of evil. id Software is additionally working on an "Invasion" mode that lets you join other players and fight them as demons.

Other than an epic single-player campaign, Doom Eternal futures a 2v1 multiplayer experience called "Battlemode". Currently, a port for Nintendo Switch handheld console is being co-developed by Panic Button to release on a later date.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Doom Eternal Can Run at 1000 FPS

Lead engine programmer Billy Khan of id Software claims Doom Eternal can run at 1000 frames per second.

With only few weeks left from release, developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks are on full swing to promote their upcoming first-person shooter game Doom Eternal for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Dev team of 2016 Doom sequel has been working hard to make demon slaying in 4K visual look glorious and id Soft is claiming to have pushed their game engine to deliver an insane 1,000 frames per second, with proper hardware setting.

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Doom Eternal Can Run at 1000 FPS

RELATED: Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

Billy Khan talks detail on features of id Tech 7 game engine and how they are pushing boundaries of FPS.




RELATED: Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

In a recent interview with IGN, lead engine programmer of id Software, Billy Khan discuss about latest enhancement made to id Tech 7 engine with a bunch of new features to show off detailed surrounding and hardware compatibility.

Latest upgrades to in-game engine have now lead to much bigger explosions and variety of particle effect in Doom Eternal. Moreover, upper limit for frames per second has maxed out for existing and upcoming generation of consoles.

RELATED: Doom and Doom 2 Gets 60 FPS Support

Whereas id Soft could go up to 250 frames per second with id Tech 6 in past, you can hit 1000 frames per second in id Tech 7. Khan even locally built a custom hardware for testing in studio and has it running at 400 frames per second.

This astounding scaling would not only make Doom Eternal look good visually on present-day consoles but it essentially makes the game future-proof for many years to come when players will revisit it with upgraded gaming hardware.

RELATED: Doom Eternal Second Trailer

Since current-gen console hardware is unable to run such FPS or even capable of handling it, developers got really interested as they can take similar approach in making games that players will revisit in future with high-end setups.

Games on consoles are stressing over achieving a frame rate between 30 and 60 frames per second for more than a decade. Third-person games usually strive near to 30 FPS and first-person titles pushes for locking at 60 FPS.

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This higher frame count greatly affects player point of view in terms of smoothness, mostly in shooter genre of games. You can easily detect if frames are stumbling inn first-person perspective than noticing them on third-person.

Also, id Tech 7 will seamlessly scale with your current setup to newest ones that are not out in the market yet. This is great news for PC gaming community as they will see a performance boost every time they upgrade their machine.

RELATED: Doom Eternal Won't Have Micro-Transactions

Aside from working on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X enhancements, Khan and his team has worked to make sure that id Tech 7 will work nicely for next-generation PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles with more exciting plans for future.

With recent rise of streaming platforms, players will be hopefully able to stream Doom Eternal at 1000 FPS at some point. Meanwhile, developers can start working on new technology to step over 60 frames per second and go beyond.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Fallout 76 and Wastelanders Update Comes to Steam

Wastelanders free update for Fallout 76 is coming on April 7, making debut on Steam same day as well.

In an attempt to save their 2018 online action role-playing game Fallout 76 from heaps of controversy, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks is planning to introduce major changes in upcoming Wastelanders expansion update.

This latest free content patch will release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on April 7, 2020. On that same day, Bethesda is also launching Windows PC version of the game on Valve's popular digital distribution outlet Steam.

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Fallout 76 and Wastelanders Update Comes to Steam

RELATED: Fallout 76 Wastelanders Update to Bring Back Faction Reputations

Get ready to go back to West Virginia and watch a new trailer below to know more details on Wastelanders.




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Wastelanders update will include a bunch of new main story quest, revamped version of in-game quest and human NPCs. There are purchasable content bundles featuring cosmetic skins and C.A.M.P. items themed on two factions.

Raider content bundle comes with a faction flag, mine car planter, Raider C.A.M.P. and stash box for building and decorating your C.A.M.P. Conquest loot bag, marauder Power Armor skin, Pathfinder outfit and Pillager backpack are cosmetic only.

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Wastelanders Raider Content Bundle

RELATED: Fallout 76 Buyers in Australia to Get Refunds

Settler content bundle to have themed faction flag, garden truckbed trailer, Settler C.A.M.P. and stash box as tools to build. Mechanic outfit, relief backpack, traveler Loot Bag and vigilante Power Armor skin are added for allegiance swag.

Anyone with a Standard or Deluxe Edition copy of Fallout 76 can access Wastelanders update for free. Aside from individually purchasing these content bundles, players can also acquire them by owning Wastelanders Deluxe Edition.

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Wastelanders Settler Content Bundle

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After trying to push their own official launcher for PC titles to players for years, Bethesda has finally decided to bring their titles to popular PC gaming platform Steam and Fallout 76 was originally scheduled to arrive within last year.

However, people who are willing to switch from Bethesda.net to Steam should know that Atoms and Fallout 1st membership balance will not be transferred between versions as they are specific to their platforms, except Atomic Shop items.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Fallout 76 Wastelanders Update to Bring Back Faction Reputations

Wastelanders update for Fallout 76 will reintroduce human NPCs and reputation system that rewards for faction loyalties.

Aside from many missing features, player complaints for online action role-playing game Fallout 76 were largely focused on linear quests types and developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks plans to address that issue in Wastelanders update.

Though there has not been a confirmed release window for when upcoming Wastelanders expansion would be releasing, Bethesda has recently revealed a bunch of important details about how its faction reputation system will work.

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Fallout 76 Wastelanders Update to Bring Back Faction Reputations

RELATED: Fallout 76 Buyers in Australia to Get Refunds

F76 had its fair share of enemies such as mutant creatures and robots in past but no human companions were around. Survivors who fled West Virginia during a Scorched outbreak earlier are now making their return to Appalachia.

One of the most prominent aspects of Fallout franchise like human NPCs are coming back in two major factions; Raiders and Settlers. You start from being a total stranger to them and will eventually become a close confidante over time.

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Working through a reputation system, you can make some new friends and earn some rewards. Since both groups don't really know you at all, they can't just trust anyone right away and you have to earn your keep among them as a newcomer.

Try changing their views on you by completing quests, offering information and take down enemies to become a good neighbor. If you came to be as reliable by your actions, your reputation will surely grow with these parties.

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Faction Reputations Will Return

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Players can rank their way up to seven levels from Hostile or Cautious, to Neutral, Friendly, Ally and furthermore. You will receive in-game notification showing your reputation progress with factions each time when you will earn some.

Similarly, one can be on bad side of these factions if they chose to be overtly hostile towards everyone. It would be really interesting to see if groups can be at odds with someone so much that there is no going back building that relationship.

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Reputation amounts will vary on size of different activities and usually a story quest will grant you a huge deal in ranks. Completing daily quests and making certain conversation choices earns you smaller sum of boost in reps.

Bethesda never cleared whether players can be at good stand with both groups since they both are two opposed team. Improvement of reps rank with Raiders and Settlers makes more items available for you to purchase from vendors.

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Reputation Rank Status

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Check out your current reputation status with each faction at any times in social menu via a pop-up. You can find it located nearby your account name at top-right side and see what rank progress you are heading towards up next.

Bethesda will release a new Fallout 76 official trailer highlighting major features of Wastelanders expansion on February 4. Human NPCs and reputation system may be coming in too late but they can still be a game-changer if done right.