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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Killing Floor 2, Lifeless Planet and Escapists 2 Free on Epic Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away free copy of Killing Floor 2, Lifeless Planet and Escapists 2 for PC platform this week.

When it comes to announce freebies for PC gamers, no one comes even close to Epic Games by far and they continue to be generous with their weekly lineup of free games on digital outlet Epic Games Store for anyone and everyone.

In their latest free giveaway, Epic Store is offering Killing Floor 2, Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition and The Escapists 2 for anyone with a free account to claim before July 16, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT and add to their collection forever.

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Killing Floor 2, Lifeless Planet and Escapists 2 Free on Epic Store Now

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A successor to 2009 original, co-op zombie shooter title Killing Floor 2 from developer/publisher Tripwire Interactive sends players on a journey of survival to Europe after it has been overrun with undead Zeds due to a horrific incident.

In an alternate reality, you play as an astronaut who discovers a long-abandoned Russian colony on a distant planet, its mysterious secrets and a survivor in 2014 puzzle platformer Lifeless Planet by Stage 2 Studios and Serenity Forge.

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Plan out your ultimate escape from world's most renowned prison facilities and then work through it to go scot free in 2017 strategy role-playing game The Escapists 2 from developer Mouldy Toof Studios and publisher Team 17.

For next week, Epic Store will be giving away free copies of 2012 action role-playing dungeon crawler Torchlight II from Runic Games and Perfect World Entertainment for PC platform, which will become available from July 16, 2020.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed, Gameplay Reveal Coming Soon

Release date for Mafia: Definitive Edition is delayed to September 2020 due to Coronavirus outbreak.

After an accidental leak from Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee revealed rating for Mafia II and Mafia III "Definitive Edition" back in April, an official trailer for remastered Mafia Trilogy came out, followed by August 2020 release window.

In May 2020, Definitive Edition for Mafia II and Mafia III were made available for major gaming platforms with Mafia: Definitive Edition set to arrive on August 28, which has now been delayed until September 25, due to COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed, Gameplay Reveal Coming Soon

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Amidst a global pandemic of Coronavirus, meeting any deadlines have become increasingly challenging for even big-name companies but developers are still committed to take time and deliver an updated experience they promised earlier.

People who were truly looking forward to first game of critically-acclaimed crime action-adventure trilogy of Mafia series for years will have to wait a little longer now but they can get a look at its improved gameplay by end of this month.

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In a recent post, official Twitter handle for Mafia games announced an unfortunate delay in development.


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Mafia: Definitive Edition dev team strongly believes that to stay true to their word and not sacrificing quality, a little delay is necessary. Players would surely be appreciative of a smooth experience rather than a rushed product with bugs.

Though games getting pushed back are nothing new in gaming industry, recent pandemic of COVID-19 has made it so common these days. Despite having some disappointment over this, fans tend to be understanding towards companies.

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Although release for Mafia Remastered is postponed, an extended gameplay will be revealed on July 22, 2020.




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In a growing trend of bringing back old classics, developer Hangar 13 and publisher 2K Games have attempted to revive original Mafia, retelling its story with advanced motion capture, enhanced visuals and gameplay improvements.

Mafia: Definitive Edition will launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 25, re-imagining iconic crime saga of protagonist Tommy Angelo getting full remake treatment with enhanced graphics, new scripts and much more.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Horizon Zero Dawn Regional Price for PC Rise Due to VPN Abuse

Regional prices for Horizon Zero Dawn pre-order has gone up on PC due to VPN abuse from first-world country.

Now that 2017 action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn is finally coming to PC via Epic Games Store and Steam, players who never played it are really excited to experience the former PlayStation 4-exclusive in August 2020.

However, pre-order price for Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition for Windows PC platform has radically increased in several countries due to many people trying to purchase their copies from different regions through VPN abuse.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Regional Price for PC Rise Due to VPN Abuse

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In some select countries, players on PC enjoys a lesser price for digital games and people trying to purchase HZD from different regions have now caused regional price to gone up significantly in Argentina, China, Brazil, Mexico and Russia.

Recently shared in threads on ResetEra and Reddit, players from affected countries decided to address this important issue and detailed how such practice from people in rich countries can actually hurt others from less fortunate territories.

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ResetEra member Hikari_Ryu expressed frustration over VPN abuse to purchase game from other regions.

I know there's a thread about HZD coming to steam, but this is more about regional pricing and how people from rich countries can screw over poor counties by taking advantages of it.

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When pre-order for Horizon Zero Dawn became available on Steam, it was originally priced 539 pesos in Argentina, an equivalent of $7.62. Within next 24 hours or so, that price point has reached to 2100 pesos, which equals to $93.82.

Argentina and many other countries face high inflation numbers every year, making hardware more expensive than Western territories. Only good thing they have in terms of gaming is competent regional prices that people are abusing now.

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Many people lining up to buy the game cheap using VPN has apparently encouraged Sony to shot up its overall retail price. Whereas prices are drastically raised in Argentina by 289%, there was a 357% increase in Turkey and 301% for Russia.

Horizon Zero Dawn from developer Guerrilla Games is debuting on PC next month and will be published by PlayStation Mobile. Players will get their hands on Horizon base game, Frozen Wilds DLC expansion and all downloadable content.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Horizon Zero Dawn PC Release Date

Guerrilla Games shows-off latest features and improvements for PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn, releasing August 7.

In a totally unexpected marketing move, Hermen Hulst of Worldwide Studios officially confirmed back in March that 2017 action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn is getting a PC port and is scheduled to arrive on summer 2020.

In a recent announcement, developer Guerrilla Games has revealed that Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition priced $49.99 only will be released on August 7, 2020, for Windows PC platform via Epic Games Store and Steam.

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Horizon Zero Dawn PC Release Date

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Guerrilla Games released a new trailer showcasing key-features for PC version of HZD: Complete Edition.




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You can tell that Guerrilla Games really know their PC audience very well by taking a brief look at the trailer as they focus on options menu rather than gameplay or story and swinging those beautiful display sliders to entice eager fans.

Complete Edition for Horizon includes its base game with Frozen Wilds expansion pack and bunch of PC specific features like some major graphical enhancements, ultra-wide screen support, unlocked frame-rate and much more.

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Horizon Zero Dawn on PC also offers control options, benchmarking tool and graphical customization. A number of options for adjusting anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering are added but there will be no ray-tracing support.

HZD: Complete Edition allows you to change the field of view to a maximum of 100 degrees on PC. Players can enjoy higher frame-rates than console and resolutions up to native 4k depending on their hardware specification.

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Horizon features a strong female character named Aloy, a young hunter from Nora tribe who ventures through an open-world in an epic journey to uncover a mystery and fights off various mechanical beasts in a post-apocalyptic future.

Horizon Zero Dawn was formerly launched as a PlayStation 4-exclusive title that has sold over 10 million copies so far by February 2019. A sequel, Horizon Forbidden West has been revealed for PlayStation 5 with a 2021 release window.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Hue Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away PC version of puzzle platformer game Hue for free in this week's giveaway.

Rolling out weekly offering of free games for Windows PC platform, Epic Games is back with another freebie title this week that anyone with a free account at digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store can claim and then own forever.

In latest giveaway, puzzle platformer title Hue from developer Fiddle Sticks and publisher Curve Digital is currently available on Epic Store to claim for free and add to your online library of games before July 9, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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Hue Free on Epic Games Store Now

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An award-winning title with accessible feature for colorblind people, Hue adopts a minimalistic design and sends you on a challenging journey into a colorless land to go over many obstacles and deadly hazards in order to find your mother.

Get your hands on indie open-world strolling title Sludge Life from Devolver Digital if you haven't already. Also, be sure to grab a copy of Trackmania, bundling a series of racing games and Trackmania Nations remake from Ubisoft.

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Although Epic Store had plans to add 2018 online survival game Conan Exiles to ongoing free game lineup, they eventually removed the game from giveaway at last minute and promised to make available for purchase on a later date.

Epic Games Store will be adding first-person survival horror shooter Killing Floor 2, puzzle platformer Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition and prison simulation The Escapists 2 to upcoming free game giveaway next week from July 9, 2020.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

CD Projekt Red has scrapped wall-running gameplay feature for Cyberpunk 2077 due to design reasons.

Even after a series of delays, upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 remains one of the most-anticipated releases of developer/publisher CD Projekt Red for this year on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

CDPR has teased a bunch of gameplay aspects of CP2077 in a recent Night City Wire broadcast stream and there was a wall-running feature previously shown in a demo that seem to have been removed from current build of the game.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

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Following recent gameplay showcase, some players noticed that some core mechanics like driving and shooting feels more off. While newly introduced Braindance mode seemed really impressive, one particular element got cut out.

It was revealed during a recent interview with Cyberpunk 2077 level designer Max Pears that player characters will not have the ability to run on walls as indicated in early videos and it has since been removed due to "design reasons".

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An extended gameplay reveal video from Gamescom 2018 showed mercenary V putting wall-running ability into use. Pears states, although vertical traversal is now removed, players will still have plenty of flexibility in your movement.

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently set to arrive on November 17, 2020 for all current-gen consoles and Windows PC. A free backward compatibility upgrade for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be released by CD Projekt Red this holiday season.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Braindance Mode, Customization and Player Choice

CD Projekt sheds light on Red Braindance gameplay, cybernetic modifications and player choice in Cyberpunk 2077.

Instead of a September release, upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 has now been delayed to November 19, 2020 by developer/publisher CD Projekt Red as they keep polishing and optimizing their most ambitious project yet.

In first broadcast of Night City Wire episode, CDPR has revealed in-depth details of new gameplay features, shades light on levels of character customization and varied player choices to explore in expansive open-world of CP2077.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Braindance Mode, Customization and Player Choice

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CD Projekt Red debuts a brand-new trailer titled "The Gig", showcasing gameplay and story of CP2077.




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In latest "The Gig" trailer, CDPR shows a vibrant side of Night City from prologue section of the game. V starts off a mercenary career by teaming-up with a thief named Jackie Welles and their adventure will lead to series of consequences.

They come across street-smart netrunner T-Bug and a fixer named Dexter Deshawn, who assigns them to steal a prototype biochip that belongs to Arasaka Corporation and they screw up so hard that Johnny Silverhand had to show up.

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Adam Smasher
For a brief glance, a brand-new enemy character is shown in latest trailer named Adam Smasher. He took body modification and cybernetic implants to next level and has almost become a cyborg with ties to Arasaka Corporation.

Adam is originated from Cyberpunk Red pen-and-paper game by creator Mike Pondsmith and player character will face-off against this 9-feet-tall metal man in a brawl at some point if they choose to pursue corporate storyline from start.

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The Badlands
One of the seven districts of Night City known as Badlands is where you would meet V's partner in crime, Jackie Welles. Together, you will attempt to acquire a rumored chip of immortality from Arasaka Corp. on behalf of Dexter Deshawn.

People will come across many factions and gangs while scouring through these areas to engage in side-quests. CDPR dev team has hinted of encountering many challenges in an open-world and having Mad Max-style sandbox gameplay action.

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Braindance Mode
Braindance gameplay segment begins with tech savvy Mox gang member Judy Alvarez showing V how to navigate through its neural tech how to relive past events and memories of a person using a video-editing software like interface.

V can access recorded memories of non-player characters using BD tech, another concept taken from Cyberpunk tabletop game. You can see through eyes of an NPC or in third-person to give you a better view of surrounding environment.

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Braindance feature is useful to scan area details for clues and may come in handy to solve various puzzles. Recordings will have separate layers for audio and visuals with additional data of adjacent background of a particular scene.

BD tech will turn players into an advanced security camera as described by quest designers Pawel Sasko. Braindance is a brilliant way to include puzzles into CP2077 and CD Projekt Red has spent enough time to add more of them.

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Customization and Player Choice
Before beginning your journey in Night City, customization for mercenary protagonist V begins at character creator with base body type. You can pick up masculine or feminine voice and nitty-gritty features like markings, tattoos etc.

We now live in a world where almost everything is heavily focused on individuality and you can even adjust body features like private parts. Your appearance and cybernetic modifications is your identity in a near-distant future of Cyberpunk.

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CD Projekt Red has added 17 eyes, 8 eyebrows, 35 hairstyles, 17 jaw and mouths, 3 nipple types, 2 penis size and types, 6 skin types, 11 piercings, 5 pubic hair styles and only 1 vagina option to let you customize your sexy body parts.

Moreover, there will be varieties for blemishes, cyberware, eye makeup, scars, tattoos and types of teeth option. There are three presets and a random character generator alongside numbered options of various customisations.

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One of the available life paths from Corpo, Nomad and Street Kid will start setting a backstory that shapes your legacy. As you keep making progress, you will discover an unending appeal for cybernetic modifications that help you level up.

Previous options like Netrunner from Cyberpunk 2077 deep dive is seemingly removed from current build of the game. Each available class will have a set opening and different dialogue options that will surely affect your playthrough.

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More you get access to spreading perk trees, your hacking skills will get better or brute strength will increase. Cyberware allows V's body to be outfitted with enhancement and weaponry for further alteration to impact your playthrough.

There are mods to let you hack into tech to know camera and enemy positions within a room, which helps a lot for stealth play. Or you can install wire-like whips via Monowire that gives you an edge in melee combats during any encounter.

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Night City is divided into many districts that houses different factions like corporation shills, street gangs or even wastelanders trying to survive. Many of them will come across V as friends or enemies depending on your dialogue and choices.

While interacting with a gang, you can try and attack them to steal from them or pay up to avoid trouble. Not every situation gives you enough response time to rethink your decisions and you have to rely on instinct for most part.

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Even when conflict becomes unavoidable, Cyberpunk 2077 gives you more than one way out based on your skill sets. V can eventually turn into a tank with enough reflexes or choose to wield firearms and melee weapons in a fight.

Those who prefer a stealthier approach can focus developing Cool skill tree and become master of hacking. V will be controlling cameras, distract enemies, turn their device on them, making a weapon malfunction or just explode a grenade.

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
CD Projekt Red has been working on a brand-new anime show based on Cyberpunk universe titled Cyberpunk: Edgerunners in association with Netflix and Studio Trigger, which they have revealed in a surprise announcement today.

Though no glimpse of upcoming Netflix series is shown yet, Edgerunners will focus on new characters within Cyberpunk world. Studio Trigger has previously worked on Darling and the Franxx, Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia.

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The Gig is just the tip of an iceberg that Cyberpunk 2077 is building within its in-game world and only teases its opening. More gameplay mechanics are expected to be discussed in future episodes of Night City Wire prior release of CP2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 will see release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. Following next-gen console launch, this holiday season, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will receive backward compatibility upgrade for free.

AER: Memories of Old and Stranger Things 3 Free on Epic Store Now

Epic Games Store offers PC version of AER: Memories of Old and Stranger Things 3: The Game in free giveaway game of this week.

Though season of freebie AAA-titles are now gone for this year, Epic Games still has plans to offer new and exciting games on PC platform each week throughout rest of 2020 via their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store.

Promised to giveaway two free titles, AER: Memories of Old and Stranger Things 3: The Game has become available to claim for free on Epic Store, which anyone can claim with an account before  July 2, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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AER: Memories of Old and Stranger Things 3 Free on Epic Store Now

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An adventure game that is solely focused on discovery and exploration, AER: Memories of Old from developer Forgotten Key and publisher Daedalic Entertainment sends you on a journey in a gorgeous sandbox world to meet your destiny.

An isometric co-op action game, Stranger Things 3: The Game by developer/publisher BonusXP is an official companion tie-in that reflects on similar events from Season 3 of Netflix original series Stranger Things in 16-bit retro art style.

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Twelve familiar faces from Hawkins, Indiana become playable for in solo or co-op gameplay mode. Aside from following a narrative-driven adventure, players have some side chores to take care of and some challenging boss battles.

For next week, Epic Games has already announced to giveaway 2018 online survival game Conan Exiles from Funcom and award-winning, colorful puzzle-adventure title Hue by Fiddle Sticks, arriving at Epic Store on July 2, 2020.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Pathway Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away PC version of strategy game Pathway for free in this week's giveaway.

More free games are coming out this week for everyone as Epic Games continues to deliver on their promise to keep rolling out giveaway titles for PC platform throughout this year on their online distribution outlet Epic Games Store.

Epic Store has just replaced its previous bundle of freebie games with Pathway this week, which is currently available for anyone to claim a copy of and add to online library with a free account before June 25, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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Pathway Free on Epic Games Store Now

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A turn-based strategy game Pathway from developer Robotality and publisher Chucklefish is a pixel animated journey set in 1930's, where you band together a group of adventurers against Nazi forces to find out mysterious artifacts.

You try to take cover, evade enemies and work as a team to succeed in your objective in a randomly generated story. It has a unique appeal of pixel animation design and some roguelite progression elements to keep you engaged.

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According to previous announcement, strategy role-playing game The Escapists 2 from developer Mouldy Toof Studios and publisher Team 17 was planned as second free title alongside Pathway but was removed at the last moment.

Epic Games Store has already revealed their upcoming giveaway lineup for next week that includes 2017 indie title AER: Memories of Old and beat 'em up game Stranger Things 3: The Game, which becomes available on June 25, 2020.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free on GOG for Previous Players

GOG is tossing a free copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PC to anyone who already owns a copy on any other platform.

It was only last month when 2015 critically-acclaimed action role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released by Polish developer/publisher CD Projekt for all major platforms, which has sold more than 50 million copies till date.

CDPR being always generous to customers is currently offering PC version of Witcher 3 for anyone to claim from GOG storefront who owns a copy of the game on GOG Galaxy 2.0 client software until June 23, 4:00 AM PT/7:00 AM EDT.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free on GOG for Previous Players

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As long as you have a purchased copy of The Witcher 3 on known outlets like Epic Games Store, Origin or Steam, there will be no problem to claim it on GOG, which also includes digital comic-book, original soundtracks and much more.

You are still eligible for a giveaway copy even you have played it on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, except for Nintendo Switch console. Players on Switch unfortunately got the short end of this stick due to lack of integration of their platform.

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Those who bought The Witcher 3 base game or Game of the Year Edition will be receiving that same edition. If someone already owns a copy on GOG and another on a different platform, they can get a code to share with a friend.

CD Projekt Red always appreciates supporting fans and recent free giveaway of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a nice way to express that. So, add a copy to your online library anyway whether or not you intend to play it on PC anytime soon.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Star Wars: Squadrons Release Date

EA announces starship dogfighter title Star Wars: Squadrons for PC and current-gen, coming out on October 2.

Originally leaked at PlayStation Network in back March, upcoming single-player action game Star Wars: Squadrons came out as next adventure into Star Wars universe from developer Motive Studios and publisher Electronic Arts.

After an official announcement a few days ago, SW: Squadrons has been revealed today at Summer Game Fest stream hosted by Geoff Keighley, currently scheduled to arrive on October 2, 2020, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Star Wars: Squadrons Release Date

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Star Wars: Squadrons invites you to become galaxy's finest pilots for your New Republic or Galatic Imperial.




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Taking place during the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, story of Squadrons will take place after Battle of Endor and destruction of second Death Star, where two groups of pilots from New Republic and Galatic Empire will collide.

SW: Squadrons is available for pre-order now on PC and current-gen console systems, priced $39.99 only. EA and Motive is very much likely to release an enhanced port of the game for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in near future.

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Players can jump onto their TIE-Fighters or X-Wings to engage in first-person dogfighting alongside your fellow pilots. Gameplay mechanics for Squadrons solely focuses on starship piloting, which supports cross-platform play.

Aside from a single-player story mode, there is a 5v5 multiplayer for two group of players going against each other. Plan your strategies thoroughly and chose your preferred cockpit from a variety of ships like an A-wing to TIE bomber.

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Previously known as Project Maverick, Squadrons is a spin-off game to Star Wars Battlefront II that took some inspiration from space battle simulation of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron and '90s popular series entry Star Wars: X-Wing.

Star Wars: Squadrons will allow players on PC platform and PS4 console with VR headsets to enjoy its spectacular action in virtual reality. Windows PC version of SW: Squadrons will be available via Epic Games Store, Origin and Steam.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

The Outlast Trials Coming in 2021

Red Barrels reveals at PC Gaming Show that upcoming survival horror title The Outlast Trials will arrive on 2021.

Upon releasing 2013 first-person survival horror title Outlast, developer/publisher Red Barrels received critical-acclaim for their work and was able to repeat an even bigger success with launch of a follow-up sequel Outlast 2 in 2017.

After teasing a new project on Twitter in October 2019, Red Barrels officially revealed their upcoming co-operative survival horror game The Outlast Trials, which is currently announced at PC Gaming Show 2020 to arrive on 2021.

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The Outlast Trials Coming in 2021

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Red Barrels recently joined PC Gaming Show of this year with a teaser trailer for next Outlast adventure.




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Recent cinematic trailer sheds light on plot of The Outlast Trials, where a group of scientists are seen to be conducting experiments on a captive. They attach a set of night vision goggles by drilling it on the head of a fearful test subject.

Then these poor victims are sent on some sort of trail, where they work together to survive against deadly enemies. A fellow female prisoner tries to help out another detainee before they both met their terrible fate in a dark labyrinth.

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Instead of working on a mainline Outlast game, Red Barrels has apparently decided to work on a title up next that is presumably a spin-off prequel to better develop an expanded universe for a more narrative-driven experience in future.

The Outlast Trials will be set on Cold War era, centering on sadistic brainwashing experiments run by Murkoff Corporation. Their brutal tests will force survivors to work along or they may even be tricked to consider each other enemies.

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Outlast series has focused on horror with a "hide-and-seek" type gameplay mechanic where player character couldn't confront any enemies directly and were always forced to take a more stealthy approach to avoid any encounter.

The Outlast Trials is set to release for Windows PC via Epic Games Store and Steam on a yet to be revealed date in 2021. Though no gameplay were shown, you can either play solo or join up to four players for co-op to survive together.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Ark: Survival Evolved and Samurai Shodown Collection Free on Epic Store Now

Epic Store is giving away PC version of Ark: Survival Evolved and Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection for this week.

A previously leaked game before Epic MEGA Sale was not given out by Epic Games last week in their freebie offering due to internal complications but Epic Games Store has returned with a brand-new lineup of free games for PC platform.

Epic Store ongoing giveaway has included ARK: Survival Evolved and SamSho NeoGeo Collection for PC this week that are available now for anyone to add to their online library with a free account before June 18, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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Ark: Survival Evolved and Samurai Shodown Collection Free on Epic Store Now

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ARK puts you on a mysterious island where you are to survive in a hostile world by building, hunting and scavenging. There are many primitive beings, even dinosaurs that you can try to kill or tame as you strive for total dominance.

Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection collects first five mainline titles from Samurai Shodown franchise that includes Samurai Shodown V Special and Samurai Shodown V Perfect, a never-before released updated version of fifth game.

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SamSho V Perfect features similar gameplay elements as SamSho V Special but players get to experience new story elements and endings. NeoGeo Collection is a definitive bundle to put all of titular sword-based fighting classic titles together.

Epic Games Store has already announced their upcoming freebie titles for next week, which are 2019 turn-based strategy game Pathway from Robotality and 2017 strategy role-playing game The Escapists 2 from Mouldy Toof Studios.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Overcooked Free on Epic Games Store Now! Again!

Once again, Epic Games Store is giving away acclaimed cooking simulator Overcooked for free on this week's giveaway.

An early leak last month has successfully ousted all three previous freebie titles on Epic Games Store but has failed to predict the fourth one accurately, as Epic Games has just unveiled their most recent giveaway title for this week.

Epic Store is giving away PC version of chaotic cooking simulation game Overcooked instead of Ark: Survival Evolved, which you can easily claim to own forever with a free account anytime before June 11, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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Overcooked Free on Epic Games Store Now! Again!

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Overcooked is a weird culinary adventure title from developer Ghost Town Games and publisher Team 17, which is considered as one of the most fun co-op experience to enjoy with your friends and play as a team of cooks.

You and a group of master chefs must use their finest kitchen skills to save Onion Kingdom from a grave danger. Through unusual conditions, your ultimate challenge is to make a range of delicious dishes that pleases the customer.

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Epic Store has already given out Overcooked once last year and they have brought it back as a freebie once again for some unknown reason. Nevertheless, those who couldn't claim it the first time can now grab a copy within next week.

Epic Games Store has offered a wide variety of high-profile games to celebrate ongoing Epic MEGA Sale and plans to continue their promotional offer of handing out more PC games to players for free throughout entirety of 2020.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Total War Saga: Troy Announced, Will Be Epic Games Store-Exclusive

Creative Assembly and Sega announced Total War Saga: Troy to arrive on August, as an Epic Store-exclusive.

For past two decades, Total War series from developer Creative Assembly and publisher Sega has been a staple turn-based strategy game genre on PC platform, which kick-started its entire legacy with Shogun: Total War back in 2000.

Following announcement of a new game last year, Total War Saga: Troy is officially revealed today as an Epic Games Store-exclusive with a set release date of August 13, 2020 and will be free to claim for first 24 hours of its launch.

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Total War Saga: Troy Announced, Will Be Epic Games Store-Exclusive

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A brand-new announce trailer for Total War Saga: Troy briefly showcase its historical settings and theme.




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RTS games from Total War franchise could be really daunting to newcomers and Epic Store free giveaway could a great initiative to drive them in. More players will have their first Total War experience through EGS alongside series veterans.

Creative Assembly clearly stated that they have no future plans Epic-exclusivity at all and wants to be on multiple PC outlets, including Steam. At some point after August 2021, Troy is likely to debut on Valve digital storefront eventually.

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Set in Bronze Age, Troy will be focusing on 20-year of conflict between Mycenaean Greece and Troy, better known as Trojan War. You can play as one of the eight renowned heroes to either conquer or defend Troy in a legendary battle.

Total War Saga: Troy will explore its famous battle from both sides, whether you play as Achilles of Greece or Hector of Troy. Amidst the heat of war, you can summon mythic units like Cyclops, Minotaur and such to help you in battlefield.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Free on Epic Games Store Now

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

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

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

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Borderlands: Handsome Collection Free on Epic Games Store Now

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Civilization VI Free on Epic Games Store Now

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

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

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

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Civilization VI Free on Epic Games Store Now

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Mafia Trilogy Remastered Announced

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

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

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

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Mafia Trilogy Remastered Announced

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Walking Dead: A Fatal Frontier Reportedly in Works

A leaker on Reddit reveals details of alleged The Walking Dead: A Fatal Frontier by reformed Telltale Games.

Halfway though development of episodic adventure title The Walking Dead: The Final Season, developer/publisher Telltale Games were shut down in 2018 and Skybound Entertainment took over to complete Clementine's journey.

Right after their assets were acquired by LCG Entertainment in August 2019, a leaker with ties to reformed Telltale Games recently claims Season 5 of The Walking Dead series titled The Walking Dead: A Fatal Frontier is in works.

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The Walking Dead: A Fatal Frontier Reportedly in Works

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An alleged Telltale insider on Reddit has posted about Tales from the Borderlands Redux lately that is going to be revealed soon. Same leaker also stated that a tech demo for The Wolf Among Us 2 will be premiered via Summer Game Fest.

The Walking Dead is renewed for a fifth season despite wrapping everything up in its fourth and The Final Season. Its subtitle "A Fatal Frontier" may eventually change, which will take cues from events of Season Three: A New Frontier.

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Although the game will be on same length on past releases, TWD will not continue its episodic format and will move to survival horror genre. There are enough dialogue choices but they won't be focused entirely on narrative direction.

Clementine's former companion and second playable character Javier Garcia from Season Three will make his return. Community of Richmond, Virginia has fallen and almost everything else from "A New Frontier" is scrapped except for Javier.

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Every survivor that has somehow managed to live until this point since Season Three will all die when falls. Kenny is joining as a returning character, implying developers will force retconning him into story regardless of past choices.

Given how he was shot earlier in one choice and never put down to prevent reanimation, his return is not completely impossible. Kenny and Javier will even cross paths at some point when both of them are out looking for Clementine.

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Former members of New Frontier group were apparently behind the fall of Richmond are now after Javier and Kenny. In terms of gameplay, A Fatal Frontier took primary inspiration from games like Resident Evil and The Evil Within 2.

IP for The Walking Dead currently belongs to Skybound following a sudden closure of Telltale Games back in 2018. LCG Entertainment bought all company assets of Telltale and maybe preparing to make a comeback through "A Fatal Frontier".

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Whether or not Skybound Entertainment is interested to explore further into TWD universe is still unclear. Since there is no concrete evidence of any of these alleged leaks to be true, fans would be wise to take everything with a grain of salt.

If information from this leak turns out to be true then Skybound is probably breaking usual episodic nature of Telltale Games titles. The Walking Dead: A Fatal Frontier is rumored to debut at PC Game Show as Epic Games Store-exclusive.