Showing posts with label Early Access. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Early Access. Show all posts

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hades Comes to Steam Early Access

After a year of exclusivity at Epic Games Store, Hades finally comes to Steam Early Access on December.

Back in December 2018, rogue-like dungeon crawler game Hades from developer Supergiant Games debuted in Early Access program of Epic Games Store as a launch title after it was officially revealed at The Game Awards 2018.

In a surprise reveal in celebration of their 10th anniversary today, developers have announced that their newest action role-playing title will be joining Steam Early Access with a planned release date set for December 10, 2019.

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Hades Comes to Steam Early Access

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Hades saw launch on Epic Store as one of their major exclusive title from creators of acclaimed indie games like Bastion and Transistor. Players who are familiar with those games can easily relate to some of their core aesthetics.

Developers are working pretty closely with player community in terms of balancing issues, bug fixes and those feedbacks clearly reflects on six major updates that the team has rolled out so far, almost doubling its overall content.

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Based on popular Greek myth, players assume the role of immortal prince of Underworld, Zagreus to hack and slash your way out of his clutches. During this quest, he receives powerful Boons from Olympian deities to boost his abilities.

Though you have support from Mount Olympus, making it out of Hell will be still quite hard even with magic powers that Zag wields. You would come across enemies to challenge your skills but you can pet the Hell dog, Cerberus to relieve stress.

RELATED: Hades: The Beefy Update Live Now

Early Access games often heavily rely on player support and therefore, Supergiant Games will giveaway digital copy of original soundtracks of the game as complimentary bonus to anyone who will purchase it before October 15.

Supergiant has been adding new enemies, levels, weapons and more with regular monthly content updates from very beginning. Still in development, Hades is currently expecting to leave Early Access by second half of 2020.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Hades: The Big Bad Update Live Now

Early Access rogue-like action RPG title Hades receives The Big Bad Update by developer Supergiant Games.

In a running effort to develop Hell, Supergiant Games is rolling out regular patches for Early Access action role-playing game Hades on Epic Games Store and The Big Bad Update has now gone live to further expand Underworld territory.

Lead character Zagreus is on a never ending battle to get out of Hell only to be opposed by new bosses, unforeseen dangers and deadly enemies at each turn and current major update is here to make his journey more exciting for players.

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Hades: The Big Bad Update Live Now

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In his way to ditch Underworld, protagonist Zag would come across Temple of Styx biome passages at its edge. You should be on lookout for enemies trying to sneak on you and never forget about those deadly traps as well.

Newest enemy Gigantic Vermin, Satyr Cultists and more makes their debut but luckily for you, more divine aid from Olympian gods are there to call upon. Also, they have a few more powerful blessings to help you escaping god of death.

RELATED: Hades: The Beefy Update Live Now

Not only can you call for more godly favor from Olympian deities than ever before but you are allowed to use up full power of God Gauge now. Pool of Purging will let you get rid of few unwanted Boon and get some coin instead.

Both Minotaur and Theseus have their health reduced, giving you less of a struggle to defeat them. Most importantly, Zagreus can now pet Cerberus, his hound of hell who despite being a fierce-looking creature is a very good boy.

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More narrative events and music tracks are added with essential balance changes and tweaks as usual. Art and visual FX gets some reworked touch in terms of character animations, environment set, main menu and textures.

The Big Bad Update marks a major upgrade for isometric rogue-like dungeon crawler title Hades by developer Supergiant Games and you can find detailed patch notes in their official Discord channel aside from in-game menu.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Gameplay Reveal

First look at gripping, intense multiplayer gameplay for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is officially revealed.

Long after releasing third installment of Modern Warfare sub-series, developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision has teamed-up once again for upcoming first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, a series reboot.

Lately, Gunsmith system and Gunfight mode from multiplayer is revealed and a full gameplay showcase was announced for August 1, 2019 with more details before CoD: MW launches for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 25.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Gameplay Reveal

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Brand-new reveal trailer offers a look at most immersive multiplayer to date for new and old players in CoD: MW.




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Developers are aiming at providing a unified experience that assures everything will work the same on all platforms, be it single-player campaign mode or multiplayer with friends online, everyone should enjoy some badass action.

We already had an early look at 2v2 game mode titled Gunfight where people will team-up in duos and have other parties eliminated in 40 seconds. Otherwise, they will get busy defending an overtime flag and earn six points.

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Newest entry includes Cyber Attack, a 6v6 round-based mode that sends you with an EMP device to plant near enemy data center to win. Each player will have one spawn and teamwork will always be a key to finish your mission fast.

Also joining are Domination that pits two teams of 40 players to go around capturing control points and Headquarters, where a team of ten would seek various HQ to defend within maps in a king of the hill-style multiplayer mode.

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Modern Warfare brings back their iconic weapon and loadout customization for players but completely gotten rid of any Season Pass. Instead, post-launch maps and other contents will be released for free to keep everyone engaged.

Gunsmith system has brought back loadout options to define your playstyle choices that were once a core aspect of MW. Modifying your firearms can be seemingly overwhelming at first but you will get used to it with practice over time.

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Killstreak system was born in CoD: MW and is returning once again offering various rewards. Having eight kills in a row will unlock an Infantry Assault Vehicle, a light tank with a .50 cal on top to ruthlessly storm through enemy lines.

There are Perks to offer passive advantages like holding on to credit for a Killstreak even in death or being able to track nearby targets. Depending on you your preference, you can go run 'n' gunning, sniping, team support or even camping.

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Unlock Infantry Assault Vehicle

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Ahead of October 25 release, you can get into Early Access beta program exclusively on PS4 for a weekend from September 12 to 13, which will be followed by an Open Beta that runs from September 14 to 16 for all PlayStation 4 owners.

Then PC and Xbox One players would be able to get into Early Access weekend running from September 19 to 20. An all platform Open Beta arrives on September 21 that has cross-play enabled and will run till September 23.

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Since support for cross-platform play will be there from start, things will get interesting when console and PC players will finally get together or go up against each other on multiplayer, which can often led to intense scenarios.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is moving away in 2019 from many past traits and Infinity Ward is looking forward to deliver an iconic FPS game that is grounded in reality and often doesn't shy away from showing its gritty sides.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Hunt: Showdown Leaving Early Access

Spending more than a year in Early Access program, Hunt: Showdown gets full release for PC and Xbox One in August 2019.

After spending slightly more than a year on Early Access program of Steam and a few months on Xbox Game Preview, survival horror first-person shooter Hunt: Showdown is finally seeing full release on August 20, 2019 for PC and Xbox One.

By fall 2019, developer/publisher Crytek is also planning on launching this bounty hunting multiplayer shooter on PlayStation 4. Koch Media is partnering up with them for worldwide distribution of physical edition aside from digital release.

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Hunt: Showdown Leaving Early Access

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Back in February 2018, competitive bounty hunting title Hunt entered Early Access phase on Steam and May 2019 on Game Preview for Xbox consoles, which helped developer team to receive community feedback and work on features.

During this period, Crytek has deployed a series of patches and updates to improve player experience. According to their development roadmap, a new boss, new map, dozens of weapons and Quick Play were added into it.

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Though the game is currently priced $15.50 on Steam and $29.99 on Game Preview, it will be priced $39.99 upon release. Early backers will receive an exclusive legendary weapon skin at full launch for participating in an unfinished state.

Hunt: Showdown is an online multiplayer game integrating both PvP and PvE elements into a match-based gameplay setting where players compete to take down a supernatural boss as a Hunter character for high-end rewards.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hades: The High Speed Update Live Now

Supergiant Games dropped The Beefy Update to expand their Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawling game Hades.

After spending nearly six months in Early Access program of Epic Games Store, action role-playing game Hades from developer Supergiant Games is ever so expanded and in a much more stable stage now than when it was launched.

We are in for another monthly major content update and currently, The High Speed Update has gone live with newest batch of changes. Detailed patch notes can be found through in-game menu or in official Discord channel of developers.

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Hades: The High Speed Update Live Now

RELATED: Hades: The Beefy Update Live Now

God of swiftness, Hermes enters to aid protagonist Zagreus by boosting his abilities to fight his way out of Underworld. Not only his Boons will take up any slots from perk bar but he can enhance blessings from Olympian gods to make them better.

Previously introduced Elysium zone will add new enemy types with Soul Catcher and Flame Wheels to increase your troubles. More chambers are added to this perilous biome and Thanatos received a musical theme of his own.

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Aside from a few existing Boons of godly powers from Poseidon with increased damage, Zag can receive new ones like "Battle Rage" and "Merciful End". Static Discharge and Thunder-God's Fury from Zeus has recently gotten buffed as well.

New narrative events for various characters are added while prince of Underworld gets a few lines for himself based on in-game situations. Last Stand from Athena now has reduced healing effect and Wave of Despair by Aphrodite effect area is nerfed.

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Voiced by Logan Cunningham, a 12 minute-long ASMR like narrative version of patch notes is also out now.




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A number of bug fixes were done including some sound effect looping issues and many other minor tweaks as usual. Supergiant has updated their upcoming development roadmap to go even bigger with their next major update.

Hades is an Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawler game that is currently available to purchase at Epic Games Store for $13.99 only. Considering how much content developers have added to it since launch, it is worth a shot at this point.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Hunt: Showdown Out On Xbox Game Preview

First-person bounty hunting shooter Hunt: Showdown from Crytek is now available on Xbox Game Preview.

In past, developer/publisher Crytek has worked on some great games like Crysis and Ryse: Son of Rome. In recent years, they are focusing development of gothic action horror Hunt: Showdown, which is finally out now on Xbox Game Preview.

Picking key-elements of survival horror genre and blend them into match-styled shooter title for an intense atmosphere, Hunt offers exciting experience of a situation where enemies and players threatens your character all the same.

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Hunt: Showdown Out On Xbox Game Preview

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We currently have an official launch trailer at hand to get a brief look of nightmarish actions from Hunt: Showdown.




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Crytek has built up a dark setting for competitive online multiplayer gameplay of up to 10 players. Bounty hunters will be going after and slaying monstrous creatures lurking within Louisiana swamps only to be rewarded in gold.

Play solo or go duo to seek out your precious bounty using important clues spread across the in-game map while also keep your eyes open for swarms of enemies wandering around as well as fellow Hunters to get out alive with claimed prize.

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Multiplayer Bounty Hunting

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Only one can come out victorious (or two in case of teams) by surviving all odds chasing your tail to get a piece. Then rise up stakes of PvP experience by getting into Quick Play mode to compete in a 10 solo players face off with a clock ticking.

There is a huge emphasis on audio as not only it warns you in advance of enemies and bosses arrival but also gives away location of other players. However, death of your character is unfortunately permanent in each type of matches.

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Gruesome Boss Creatures

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Despite Microsoft promising of the game being Xbox One X enhanced back at E3 2018, it still doesn't have that feature yet. Given its work in progress nature, it could probably be in development to be added later at some point.

So far, Crytek has been following a community-driven development process for their first-person horror shooter Hunt: Showdown and Xbox Game Preview program will surely help them get more feedback to further polish the game over time.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Humble Store Techland Spring Sale 2019

Indie publisher Techland is celebrating "Spring Sale" on Humble Store with exclusive discounts on many of their games.

Fans of Polish developer/publisher Techland are well aware of upcoming survival horror action role-playing game Dying Light 2 and those who have yet to catch up its predecessor Dying Light from 2015 can have it now Techland Spring Sale at Humble Store.

This spring season, players can expect to enjoy some amazing discounts for a limited time on few select titles from Techland that assures you a good time with some fan-favorite games on PC platform provided via Steam keys.

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Humble Store Techland Spring Sale 2019

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Right off the bat, we can get our hands on Western-themed first-person shooter Call of Juarez from 2007 that is one of the remarkable titles from its genre and is currently available for only $2.49 at a whopping 75% reduction rate.

Then you hop in for more with fourth installment of Call of Juarez franchise in 2013, because Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is also offering a 60% price cut that lets you return to Old West for as low as $5.99 only, which is 60% off to be precise.

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Earlier, we were talking about experiencing Dying Light for an open world survival horror experience in first-person and what better way to enter a world ravaged by zombies for $15.99 at 60% discount instead of paying $39.99 full price?

Get your full dose of adrenaline-fueled rush when you already have the critically-acclaimed game with loads of downloadable content and expansion pack.


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Then get into Dying Light: Bad Blood, which is on Early Access now and up for grabs at 15%. You will begin with a Founder's Pack that includes 1000 Blood bucks in-game currency, exclusive Golden Founder's Mask and legendary skins aside from main game.

It is also possible that you are not looking for all that action and maybe want to settle for something peaceful. Then you have Pure Farming 2018 and it's Deluxe Edition for a flat 60% off now on Humble Store within May 16, 2019.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Hades: The Beefy Update Live Now

Supergiant Games launches The Beefy Update for their Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawling game Hades.

Although last month developer Supergiant Games have skipped a month of update for their upcoming action role-playing game Hades that is currently in Early Access at Epic Games Store, it was winding up right around the corner to go live.

Apparently, each of their monthly fix have added more to game while working out issues pointed out by community and latest in line is The Beefy Update that comes with loads of content and expands it further to explore for players.

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Hades: The Beefy Update Live Now

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Lead character Zagreus would come across many new enemies and he is about to enter new biomes of Underworld, Elysium. He will be introduced to some gameplay enhancements, most notably his dash ability that gives him an edge over his foes.

As prince of the Underworld, Zag will have to go up against boss characters Minotaur and King Theseus when in Elysium. These two would throw a lot of mysteries and troubles on your way with unique blend of action and some storytelling of course.

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Not only are a couple of new Boons added to this rogue-like dungeon crawler but its UI has been updated so you can keep track of them. Chamber Reward options are reworked a bit to offer you a better deal at receiving more power-ups.

The game is nicely structuring its afterlife realm in accordance with Greek mythology with stunning visual FX. Aside from making effect animations more fluid, Aim Assist improvements are made are made for those using controllers.

RELATED: Hades: Murder Death Kill Update Live Now

Claiming to be its biggest content fix, The Beefy Update adds new music and voice-over lines to keep par with narrative events. You will get more details on patch notes can be found in official Discord of Supergiant Games other than in-game menu.

Your call to defy god of death is greater than ever in Hades now that it is expanded in massive proportion and heading towards its endgame. This is as good as any time to jump right in to make a break out of Underworld or die trying.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hades: Murder Death Kill Update Live Now

Supergiant Games dropped Murder Death Kill update for Early Access RPG title Hades with deadly new abilities and bosses.

With a promise to deliver monthly updates on a regular basis, rogue-like dungeon crawler game Hades was announced as an Early Access title on Epic Games Store from developer Supergiant Games and has already delivered two updates by now.

This month, development team has timely released their major third update in line titled Murder Death Kill. With that, slew of changes arrive and players who own a copy can enjoy these new changes after an automatic free download.

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Hades: Murder Death Kill Update Live Now

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Lead character Zagreus had a couple of boons from gods and now he wields Wrath of Olympus, a new ability that gradually fills up the Wrath Gauge whenever you make or take a hit, before you finally decide to release it on your enemies.

Despising the God of Dead, Olympian gods are always there to grant a few boons and is giving up 20 new ones. Plus, all those Paired Powers fueled with strengths of Gods have always done wonders for prince of the Underworld.

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Zagreus would come across Bloodless Burn-Flinger and Wave-Maker, the former of which hurls burning objects at you and the latter throws purple energy waves from a range. Both of them are acting as Tartarus mini-bosses just to make your escape even troublesome.

A brand-new character, Thanatos is introduced who is a Grim Reaper equivalent in Underworld and has an intention of interfering with every attempts Zag makes. Following their sister Megaera, Alecto and Tisiphone has stepped in as newest Furies.

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New Fury Boss Alecto

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As always, developers have added arts, balance adjustments, narrative events, a new music track and polished the visual FX. More breakdowns of full patch notes will be available on in-game menu or in their official Discord.

Supergiant Games is doing pretty good with their current rogue-like action RPG project Hades and Murder Death Kill Update has given the title a few more edges and tweaks that would make the experience even better than only makes us expect something greater next time.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Hunt: Showdown Coming to Xbox Game Preview

FPS bounty hunting game Hunt: Showdown from Crytek is coming to Xbox Game Preview on spring 2019.

After going through much trouble, survival horror first-person shooter Hunt: Showdown from developer/publisher Crytek has managed to see launch in Early Access of Steam on February 22, 2018 and received mostly positive remarks.

Making good on their previous announcement made back it Gamescom 2018, the studio is bringing the FPS game to Xbox Game Preview program in association with Microsoft Studios, for Xbox One players on spring 2019.

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Hunt: Showdown Coming to Xbox Game Preview

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Here goes your Xbox Game Preview teaser of pre-alpha Hunt: Showdown, heralding of its arrival later this year.




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Players can jump into a dark world Louisiana swamps full of bounty hunters seeking gold for slaying monsters, solo or in posse for a competitive online multiplayer gameplay in a tensed surrounding to always make you feel the thrill of survival.

Though Hunt is mostly designed for PvP experience, developers inserted deep PvE elements into the mix as well. Its genre is a mix of action and strategy for sake of survival, which constantly keeps you on edge.

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Crytek has been keeping up with a community-driven development cycle so far and Xbox early access will allow them to go further on same track. Based on received community feedback, they have added new equipment, features and settings to it.

When you are in a match, every moment is a high-risk situation that only leads to high-rewards. However, whenever you die in-game, your Hunter character is gone for good and so are all the gears they were packing.

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Thrill of Survival

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Audio design was one of the top priorities for Hunt developers to create a tense atmosphere where players not only feel their enemies and bosses lurking around but also gives away your position to them if you are too noisy at work.

Whether you set your eyes on high prizes or stay in your safety fence and keep grinding, thrive alone or in group, Hunt: Showdown offers you bunch of different ways to enjoy the experience depending on how you would like to play it.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Hades: Good Times Update Live Now

Supergiant Games changes their Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawler Hades significantly with Good Times Update.

Hell doesn't take a single day to build and knowing that, developer Supergiant Games has planned a year and a half worth long roadmap for their action role-playing game Hades for PC, which is currently an Early Access title on Epic Games Store.

They just rolled in the Good Times Update for the game today as an automatic and free download for anyone who already owns a copy with full patch notes are detailed within the in-game menu or at their official Discord.

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Hades: Good Times Update Live Now

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Since our protagonist Zagreus is a prince of the Underworld, he should be able to bend the rules around Hell a little bit more to his will using the newly added feature "Fated Authority". Just persuading the Fates to give up some varying rewards in each chamber would suffice for now.

Aside from introducing new ability tweaks and balance changes, the brand-new update sees to equip Zag with a unique rapid-fire weapon called "Adamant Rail" unlike any other firearms to unleash some real power upon every obstacle that threatens him.

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In a cursed place like Hell, anyone would seek for some blessings and Dionysus, God of Wine has been added to pantheon of Olympian Gods to freely meddle with your enemies as he pleases and bestow his blessings to help you later.

Players who are good with competing and completing challenges can now hope to earn greater rewards by heading over to a new "Infernal Gates". Only those who have overcome the greater trials in Pact of Punishment can open these gates.

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Boons of Dionysus

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New art and visual FX are included as well as numerous fully-voiced fresh narrative events for House of Hades members. Developers added future plans of their next updates to improve the hack and slash title further in title screen of the game.

Supergiant Games intends to bring more major changes soon as part of ongoing development of this rogue-like dungeon crawler and player feedbacks for Hades will surely reflect onto their next major update in the upcoming months to come.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

Supergiant Games changes their upcoming Early Access RPG game Hades significantly with The Chaos Update.

It has been a month since developer Supergiant Games have announced their upcoming action role-playing game Hades as an Early Access title at The Game Awards 2018 and they already are rolling in a brand-new update to introduce major changes.

The Chaos Update will be prioritizing various features to add variety to the gameplay to expand hell with more content. Before the studio moves to work on the next major update for next month, they might release a few more patches afterwards.

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Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

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What you can immediately detect is that the visual style for the lead character and prince of the Underworld, Zagreus has changed. Zag has received a makeover newly retouched animation frames to keep par with the unique outlook of the game itself.

His appearance is more flowing than ever and has gained a few new abilities as now he can briefly stun majority of foes with his dash attack. Shield of Chaos will be recharged quicker for him and Eternal Spear picked up a little speed.

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To get the Hell out of Underworld (or Hades), one would require some serious blessings and boons, which is why Primordial Chaos was included as an ancestor of the gods to offer incentives but their rather unforeseen side effects may force you to think twice.

Among the bunch of alteration they dropped are few more challenges for skilled players who already completed the game over. Pact of Punishment unleashes more sufferings to go through and a challenge from Lord Hades to slay enemies without taking hit in a "Perfect Clear".

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New Chambers Added

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Based on constant player feedbacks, the developers also fixed a few issues with bug and music, added balance changes and more than a few tweaks in features. Voiced narrative events for Achilles, Hades, Hypnos and Zagreus have been included.

Instead of bringing chaos, the update has ushered some stability to keep up the hack and slash. Aside from adding three new chambers in Asphodel and Tartarus, new enemy types like Gorgon, Skull-Crusher and Megagorgon have made it to the list.

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Anyone who has purchased a copy of the game will automatically receive The Chaos Update via the Epic Games Store and can look up to the full patch notes to discover more details within the game menu or at Discord.

Supergiant Games are planning to launch several other patches and updates for Hades until the next year and a half, developing Hell ain't an easy task. Now that they have made a better base for the title, players can only expect it to live up to its true spirit.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Elder Scrolls: Blades Delayed to 2019

Upcoming free-to-play mobile title The Elder Scrolls: Blades from Bethesda is now delayed to early 2019.

Revealed back at E3 2018, The Elder Scrolls: Blades is the upcoming latest entry in The Elder Scrolls series from Bethesda Softworks. Though initial release date for the game was set to be in 2018, it currently is pushed back to early 2019.

The initial showing was quite impressive and the audience loved it but after the recent backlash with the release of Fallout 76, Bethesda probably decided to take time with their next free-to-play mobile title for Android and iOS devices.

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades Delayed to 2019

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Until the studio come up with The Elder Scrolls VI, TES: Blades would be the closest fans can get to get the vibe of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. However, that has now been delayed to 2019 with a recent Tweet from the game's official account.



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People were genuinely surprised when Bethesda's director and executive producer Todd Howard initially dated the game for fall 2018 with plans to release the title on other available platforms including consoles and VR.

This is the company's second venture into mobile games after Fallout Shelter simulation game in 2015, which was ported into other platforms later. This massive first-person RPG features console quality graphics and you can sign up for Early Access at PlayBlades.com.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

DayZ Beta Live Now

After spending half a decade, DayZ is about to leave Early Access on Steam and Beta goes live now as 1.0 version.

Developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive started their journey of open world multiplayer survival game DayZ that was built as a mod for Arma 2 in 2012. It was launched via Early Access on Steam for PC back in 2013 as they were running alpha testing.

After spending half a decade in that phase for slow development progress, the studio is finally launched an experimental "beta" version as 1.0 release after making an announcement earlier in their official blog and it is available for public.

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DayZ Beta Live Now!

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Initially, the mod's creator, Dean Hall came to work for Bohemia to work on the Arma franchise when he took a leave from New Zealand army. He was inspired from a real-life experience of a training exercise that led him to create zombie survival game.

With permission from the company, Hall created the DayZ mod for Arma 2 and then released it as a free download. People simply loved it and within months, have amassed a staggering number of over half a million players.

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This made Bohemia Interactive to seriously consider the mod to turn it into a stand-alone game. When Valve's online distribution platform Steam unleashed the second wave of big Early Access titles, it came out selling a million copies in just four weeks.

Although they targeted to release a beta version of the game before the end of 2014, the team of development has struggled to deliver what they promised to their fans. They only managed to revamp the game engine and expanded Chernarus map.

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The problem was, without fixing the already existing issues and fixing bugs, the studio was busy adding additional features to it. Meanwhile, Hall moved on with founding his own studio and director Brian Hicks left the project on early 2018.

However, rest of the team finally pulled it off by releasing the experimental beta build and came to a decision of preparing a stable 1.0 version with all available content by January 2019 by putting a stop to their usual feature developing practice.

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Since their core technology development is done for, Bohemia Interactive can now center their focus on polishing and making balance tweaks. Some of you may or may not have noticed some of the fixed issues in the past week already if you are still playing.

Given the overall situation, they made the right call of prioritizing their primary promise to the already existing 1 million players from the early days who believed in them and bought an unfinished game and to many more to come in future.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Insurgency: Sandstorm Delayed to December

The anticipating release of team-based FPS Insurgency: Sandstorm is now delayed to end of the year only week before launch.

So far, the beta for upcoming multiplayer tactical first-person shooter Insurgency: Sandstorm was doing fine with a realistic approach to gameplay, co-op and PvP modes while waiting to release on September 18 for almost all available platforms like Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

However, only less than a week ago, the game has been delayed to the end of the year by developer New World Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive for optimizing issues.

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Insurgency: Sandstorm Delayed to December

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Even if your try to run Insurgency sequel on a high-end setup, you have to set most of the setting options to "low" just to keep it running, according to the Reddit and Steam Community. Then the decision is made by all parties involved considering those serious spec issues to officially move the release date to December 12, 2018.

Meanwhile, the developers intend to continue working on the issues to make improvements over that and deliver an update that offers a seamless PC experience for players.

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In the delayed period of time, New World Interactive intends to upgrade the game to Unreal Engine 4.20 for better optimization. Improvement over animations, character model design and textures are also on their priority list as well as adding some extra cosmetic items.

Trying to remove all bugs, glitches and adding a few more server options to make a better version of the game is also part of the plan. These two months are entirely dedicated to the best interest of their community.

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Since the console versions of the game are already delayed earlier to 2019, it is highly unlikely that they would push back that day even further. While they polish the game to run in a lower system requirement, the beta is now extended until the launch date along with the 10% pre-order discount over the $26.99 full-price.

Those who own the original Insurgency game can enjoy 10% loyalty discount till the end March 2019. Considering other rushed titles, it's a good Early Access game.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

DayZ Coming to Xbox One

DayZ will be making debut on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Preview program on August 29 before launching on Xbox One.

Originally released for PC through Early Access program of Steam in December 2013, survival game DayZ from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive has been announced by the company to bring on Sony's PlayStation 4 consoles in 2014. Now, it is about to make debut to Xbox One via Xbox Game Preview program on August 29, 2018 and this is just announced recently at Gamescom 2018. They even ran a closed preview test with a handful of players with access.

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DayZ Coming to Xbox One

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Watch the new announcement teaser trailer for DayZ launching itself into Xbox Game Preview program at the end of August.




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In an update on their development Blog in November 2017, the company expressed their intent of bringing the title to Microsoft's console. PS4 version of the game however is still on their planned checklist but is getting delayed because of Sony does not simply having anything equivalent of an Early Access program to run tests on it. Regular supply run and fighting hostilities to survive in groups during multiplayer or going solo is the main theme that it follows.

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DayZ initially started as a standalone mod for military simulation game Arma 2 by Bohemia Interactive, eventually becomes an open world survival game. You play as a character that discovers him on a beach with some cloths, flare and a rag in a world where everyone is on a constant struggle for survival. Aside from scavenging for food to sustain yourself and water to quench your thirst, you've got to keep an eye for threat of zombies. If dead, a player has to start over from the beach.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Quake Champions Is Permanently Free-to-Play

id Software and Bethesda takes up stage at QuakeCon 2018 to announce Quake Champions free-to-play forever.

Developer id Software's effort to revamp Quake III Arena and bring out an expansion of Quake Live, first-person shooter title Quake Champions came to play on 2017 in Early Access of Steam after it came out of beta. Along with publisher Bethesda Softworks, they have announced the game to be free-to-play permanently today, at QuakeCon 2018. It was one of their long-running plans that the developers were keeping in mind for this title as a business model they want to follow in future.

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Quake Champions Is Permanently Free-to-Play

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Below is a new trailer for Quake Champions in spirit of QuakeCon and looking forward to the future of the game itself.




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Since gaming industry has changed a lot in past decade and people expects a lot from new games these days, the free-to-play version lets people participate right away with no strings attached and not putting their money on the line first hand. This way many interested players from around the world will be able to chip in easily and it is up to them if they want to unlock all the Champions as they continue playing by purchasing the Starter Pack or Champions Pack if they prefer.

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Born in the 90's, Quake franchise has pioneered fast-paced arena shooter genre and has evolved with time to become a true spectacle following its initial announcement in 2016. Aside from featuring known heroes from within the series, popular protagonists and other characters like B.J. Blazkowicz from Wolfenstein, Doomguy from Doom and most recently, Quake’s very own Death Knight joined the roster with all having distinctive abilities.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Humble Store Indie Mega Week 2018

To celebrate indie spirit, Humble Store offers up to 90% off to enjoy great save on popular games in Indie Mega Week.

Indie games are always a breath of fresh air among all those AAA-titles from major developers that mostly keeps up doing the same thing over and over to bore players to death at some point. Keeping that in mind, renowned digital video games storefront Humble Store has just launched "Mega Indie Week" for everyone, which includes a whooping collection of indie games from various genre and a swing of discounted rates to leave you no excuse from getting them into your library.

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Humble Store Indie Mega Week 2018

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If we have counted correctly, then Humble have just unleashed a diverse pack containing 168 video games, downloadable contents and original game soundtracks in overall. Starting from a minimum of 10% price cut, the price tag drops up to 90% over an assortment of action, adventure, platformer, racing, RPG, simulation, strategy, survival and other variety of indie titles that we can count on for whole day. Although some of these games are still on Early Access, they are worth a try.

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We have already listed a selected few from the games that are offered in "Indie Mega Week" here and feel free to check out the sale if you are interested in these titles.


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While this one is not one of their signature "Humble Bundles", where hand-picked digital ebooks, games software and other stuffs are put up for purchase for pay-what-you-want to raise donations for charity, this bundle offer is still worth a try because of the addition of some recently released titles adorned by players in general like Broforce, Cuphead, Darkest Dungeon, Dead Cells, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Hob, Inside, Moonlighter, Torchlight, Undertale and Wizard of Legend.

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Humble Store Best Bets from Indie Mega Week

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The selected titles from Humble Store's Indie Mega Week are available on Steam and playable over platforms like Linux, Mac and PC. Our suggestion for you is to drop everything else and go start browsing quickly to see if can find something that you like before the offer eventually expires on August 6 at 10 AM PT. Also, you can sign up for "Humble Monthly" subscription service to get curated bundle of digital PC games each month and you can get one months for free by choosing a 12 month plan.