Showing posts with label Google Stadia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google Stadia. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Doom Eternal Second Trailer

Witness an all-new official trailer for Doom Eternal and see Doomguy raze Hell by tearing up demon hordes.

Just like its 1993 original predecessor, 2016 reboot of first-person shooter game Doom has been a great success for developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks, leading them to work on a sequel titled Doom Eternal.

Previously set to release nearing end of 2018, its launch date for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has been pushed to March 20, 2020. With more story bits, Bethesda its second official trailer a few months ahead of launch.

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Doom Eternal Second Trailer

RELATED: Doom Eternal Delayed to March 2020

In latest Doom Eternal trailer, major enemies like Gladiator and Marauder are shown alongside Crucible in action.




RELATED: Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

Hell on Earth is unleashed all of a sudden when demonic forces start popping up from portals everywhere. To save humanity from total annihilation, Doomguy makes his imminent return from his unfortunate exile in a capsule.

Needless to say, this is the fateful day that all demons have feared till date to face when Doom Slayer comes to collect. Though he has not many words to express his disgust at them, his heavy firepower and mighty fists will do.

RELATED: Doom and Doom 2 Gets 60 FPS Support

Before jumping into a streak of unending hostilely, a silhouette of main protagonist is briefly seen. Some quick gameplay displays more creative ways to ensure loads of glory kills during his encounter with many new and old enemy types.

Aside from his wide-range of arsenal to rip and tear through hordes of demons, our beloved space marine will be wielding sword-like artifact known as Crucible to slice off all unearthly demonic filth and probably close portals to Hell.

RELATED: Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

Though recent trailer is largely focused on single-player campaign, there will hopefully be another one on brand-new multiplayer Battlemode of this rebooted sequel that has been one of the most-anticipated games of 2020.

Doom Eternal has also been hinted to arrive on Nintendo Switch at some point but there is no official release date yet. Pre-order bonus includes bonus level, digital download for Doom 64, Doot Revenant and Throwback Shotgun skin.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Darksiders: Genesis is Overpriced on Google Stadia

Google Stadia would charge $10 extra on regular price of Darksiders: Genesis and THQ deny commenting.

Latest installment of Darksiders series is a top-down hack and slash action role-playing game from developer Airship Syndicate and publisher THQ Nordic titled Darksiders: Genesis just came out on December 5, 2019 for PC and Google Stadia.

If suffering from a rocky launch last month was not bad enough for Stadia due to lack of promised features and latency issue, Genesis would cost people $10 extra on Google's cloud gaming service than it would for PC version.

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Darksiders: Genesis is Overpriced on Google Stadia

RELATED: Darksiders: Genesis Introduces War

Stadia Pro subscribers received an exclusive offer from Google of up to 50% discount on select games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Tomb Raider reboot from 2013 but members got no price off on Genesis purchase or pre-order.

It would cost you $39.99 to buy Darksiders: Genesis on Stadia whereas you can get a copy of at Steam for only $14.99 right now to save $25 right off the bat or get it from outlets like GOG or Humble Store at a standard price of just $29.99.

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A price difference with PC version is a very absurd idea for a service that just had a rough launch period earlier and very less to offer in terms of their game catalog, with major titles like Borderlands 3 to arrive later this year.

When reached out to THQ Nordic for comments on price variation between platforms, their representative chose not to speak on their price policy and there is clearly no indication of why Stadia would charge more for a game than other stores.

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Some players are trying to point out that console versions of games often cost more than PC release and Google is likely taking an additional $10 to follow similar pricing model but then again, Stadia is not a console at all.

Set before events from previous titles, Darksiders: Genesis is a spin-off prequel that awaits a console release on February 2020. Its plot explores a war between Heaven and Hell, featuring both Strife and War as two playable lead characters.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Title Update Live Now

Ubisoft launches first of two title updates for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint with much more yet to be done.

After miserably failing short on player expectations with tactical shooter game Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, developer/publisher Ubisoft saw a major drop in market share due to outrage and halted some of their upcoming releases.

Trying to work on their shortcomings and deliver a better gameplay experience, they planned out a long roadmap. Today, first of two major patch, Title Update 1.0.3 has been deployed for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Title Update Live Now

RELATED: Ghost Recon: Breakpoint E3 2019 Gameplay Trailer

This latest update came with a slew of bug fixes, improvements and biggest since Breakpoint launch. Ubisoft asked their fans to take part in their official survey and provide necessary feedbacks on what change are they looking for.

One of the major issues bothering players was drone behavior, which has been addressed alongside an issue of respawning under map. Some basic adjustment was made to PvP mode "Ghost War" like cooldown system and interaction.

RELATED: Ghost Recon: Wildlands Adds Mercenaries Mode

Mostly, gameplay features that made Ghost Recon: Wildlands great are among top requested changes. Stamina recovery system just got a lot better and switching side to change position while taking cover is now allowed.

Two new faction missions "Ease the Pain" and "A Deadly Trap" is added on top of fixes for animation bug, AI behavior and audio issues. Another title update is set to arrive later this month and will bring more optimizations for GRB.

RELATED: Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Micro-Transactions Issues

Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot admitted earlier that player community rejected Breakpoint for loot grind and some other issues. They are trying to turn it into a decent open-world Tom Clancy shooter game that fans originally expected.

There is lot more to change regarding its progression and hopefully, developers will take that into consideration. Although already launched on all major platforms, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint has yet to release on Google Stadia later this month.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Specs and Story Mode Content

Rockstar Games reveals new details on Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version, high-definition screenshots and specs.

Last week, official announcement for PC version of Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 was made by developer/publisher Rockstar Games out of nowhere and it proved a long-running rumor to be true after all.

Arriving on November 5 for PC platform, RDR2 is currently up for pre-order exclusively through Rockstar Games Launcher. A bunch of new graphical and performance improvements are added to make this an ultimate version of the game.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Specs and Story Mode Content

RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for PC

You get to pick any two Rockstar Games classic PC titles as pre-order bonus for purchasing your copy using their own launcher before October 22.

  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
  • Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition

RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2: Undead Nightmare Teased?

Players will become eligible to receive special bonuses for placing their pre-order though Rockstar launcher within above-mentioned date. Besides, PC version is already getting some extra stuff that was not part of console release.

Upgrades like cash bonus, Le Trésor des Morts treasure map, outlaw survival kit and war horse will be included for Story mode. Additionally, 50 Gold Bars comes as in-game currency for RDR2 multiplayer component Red Dead Online.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Version Pre-Order Bonus

RELATED: Red Dead Online Battle Royale Revealed

On top of every piece of extra digital content, Rockstar launcher will give you $20 instant discount on both Special Edition and Ultimate Edition. This exclusive price off will not be available for any other third-party outlets ever.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available on other digital storefronts like Epic Games Store, GameStop, Greenman Gaming and Humble Store from October 23 but its Steam release however, is delayed to December 2019.

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Ultimate Arthur Morgan Epic

RELATED: Red Dead Online Beta Live Now

Rockstar Games intends to utilize full power of PC platform to bring their detailed world of Arthur Morgan and Van der Linde gang to life. They worked on high quality lighting, improved reflection and better shadow resolutions for great immersion.

Part of its graphical enhancements offers HDR support, so that you can enjoy 4K resolution and go beyond with display setup. On top of superior frame-rates, multi-monitor and widescreen configurations are added as well.

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Improved Snow Trails

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PC version getting bonus content starts with three new Bounty Hunter missions, two gang hideouts and treasure maps in Story mode. A couple of collectible trinket items would increase your horse bonding experience, looted ammo and more.

Newly included weapons arsenal comes with Evans Repeater, High Roller revolver, Le Mat revolver and M1899 pistol. Except for M1899 semi-automatic handgun, all three new additions were previously exclusive to RDO.

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New Story Mode Weapons

RELATED: Red Dead Online New Missions and World Updates

Wild horse variations will feature new horse Buttermilk Buckskin Kentucky Saddler, Few Spot Appaloosa, Gold Palomino Tennessee Walker, Liver Chestnut Morgan and Warped Brindle Arabian within assorted herds.

Also, war horse Perlino Andalusian and Red Chestnut Arabian are making their way to RDR2 from the world of Red Dead Online. An official trailer for upcoming PC release will arrive very soon and it will be in 4K at 60 FPS.

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New Wild Horse Variations

RELATED: Red Dead Online: Frontier Pursuits Out Now

Rockstar Games have specified varied CPU requirements to run Red Dead Redemption 2 for best possible performance.

Minimum Requirements:

OS:  Windows 7 - Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
Processor:  Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
Memory:  8 GB
Graphics Card:  Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2 GB/AMD Radeon R9 280 3 GB
HDD Space:  150 GB
Sound Card:  DirectX compatible

Recommended Requirements:

OS:  Windows 10 - April 2018 Update (v1803)
Processor:  Intel Core i7-4770K/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Memory:  12 GB
Graphics Card:  Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB/AMD Radeon RX 480 4 GB
HDD Space:  150 GB
Sound Card:  DirectX compatible

RELATED: Red Dead Online May Have Teased Undead Nightmare

When Rockstar Games Launcher was revealed for PC games last month, it became pretty evident that the studio is most likely to add some high-profile titles from their catalog and an announcement for RDR2 came shortly afterwards.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was originally launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in October 2018. A year later, Rockstar decided to release it on PC and it is also going to be a launch title for streaming platform Google Stadia.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Doom Eternal Delayed to March 2020

Hell on Earth will be unleashed later than expected as Doom Eternal has now been delayed to March 2020.

It was officially revealed during E3 2019 live event that upcoming first-person shooter Doom Eternal is going to come out on November 22, 2019 for Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Today came an announcement from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks that states that the game has been delayed to March 20, 2020 as it needs more time to live up to certain standards and being polished.

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Alongside this message came another shocker, which is Invasion Mode that lets player enter someone else's game as a demon will not be available at lunch but would be rolled out via a free update shortly after its release.

Serving as a follow-up sequel to 2016 reboot of Doom, players will return to Earth as Doom Slayer after his adventures on Mars only to find it in ruins and immediately jumps in tearing demon armies up from Hell to save humanity.

RELATED: Doom Eternal, RAGE 2 and Wolfenstein Comes to Steam

Earlier, official Twitter account for Doom Eternal relayed the news of this unexpected delay and its reasons.


RELATED: Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

Though a Nintendo Switch port for the game was confirmed by id Software during QuakeCon 2018 reveal, they never revealed a launch window. Latest announcement states to declare a definitive release date followed by other platforms.

According to new release date, Doom Eternal will come out alongside highly anticipated Switch title Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Finally, classic Doom 64 is coming to all major platforms as a pre-order bonus, also releasing on same day of 2020.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for PC

After many leaks and rumors, Rockstar Games has finally announced Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, dated for next month.

Although Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced and launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles by developer/publisher Rockstar Games, fans were asking for a PC version all along.

With a series of speculation, found hint within codes and through many other means, people were speculating a port. Rockstar has officially announced today that RDR2 will be arriving on PC platform on November 5, 2019.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for PC

RELATED: Will Red Dead Redemption 2 Be on PC?

Starting from October 9, 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET, pre-order will exclusively become available through Rockstar Games Launcher. Players who would make purchase through their client will receive special bonuses and free games.

Other in-game incentives include cash bonus, outlaw survival kit, treasure map and war horse for Story mode. 50 Gold Bars will be given to you in multiplayer component Red Dead Online, which can be used as in-game currency.

RELATED: Red Dead Online: Frontier Pursuits Out Now

Placing your pre-order for RDR2 via Rockstar launcher before October 22 will allow you to pick any two of following classic PC titles for free.

  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
  • Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition

RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App Hints PC Version

From October 23, players will be able to pre-order the game from Epic Games Store, GameStop, Greenman Gaming, Humble Store and other digital distribution outlets with an exception of Steam, where RDR2 will be available on December.

Only 25 Gold Bars for RDO will be offered as pre-purchase bonus, which is significantly less compared to official Rockstar launcher. Also, Special Edition and Ultimate Edition will not likely be discounted for $20 on third-party storefronts.

RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 Hits 17 Million Sales

Last month, Rockstar has launched their own video game launcher for PC platform with a free copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas offered for free and those who haven't yet downloaded yet have until October 8 to claim the giveaway.

Other than PC version, RDR2 will come to Google Stadia on November as a launch title but a definitive launch date is yet to be confirmed. Rockstar Games will be revealing details on hardware requirements and more very soon.

RELATED: Red Dead Online May Have Teased Undead Nightmare

Aside from graphical and technical improvements, new story mode content like bounty hunting missions, gang hideouts, weapons and more are added to it. Players can venture into the shared world of Red Dead Online as well with all updates.

Red Dead Redemption 2 marks the third entry in Red Dead series and a prequel to 2010 game Red Dead Redemption. Also, this is the first ever game from known franchise to be featured on PC platform due to huge fan demand.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Out Now

Return to moon in latest Destiny 2: Shadowkeep expansion, out now on PC, PS4, Stadia and Xbox One.

After splitting from Activision earlier this year, developer/publisher Bungie has independently released fourth major DLC expansion Shadowkeep for first-person shooter title Destiny 2 on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

After a delay on original release date, players are finally heading to Moon from first Destiny to explore beyond its territory. Guardians are in for some basic gameplay changes, a full campaign, PvP maps, weapons and lots of new content.

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Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Out Now

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Heading over to Archer's Line, you will see that it has changed from years ago and its terrain has revealed some long-kept secrets. Nightmares are reaching further after plaguing the lunar surface and Eris Morn returns to offer help.

For entirety of D2 campaign, Eris was absent and now she came to warn the Vanguard about new threat of Nightmares. Now that they are awake, you and Eris need to team-up to save humanity from plunging into Darkness forever.

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Get Back to Moon!

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Customization options are now expanded even more than ever to let Guardians create unique styles for their character. Armor now have six stats and upgrade them with customizable mods anytime you want to match your playstyle.

Unique weapons can be constructed from Nightmare essence and complete quests for new Exotics or just get the Season Pass. New addition to gameplay is "finishing moves", acting as final blow to weakened enemies and varies for classes.

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Devastating Finishing Moves

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The Garden of Salvation is a latest raid that takes you to Black Garden for a throwback, coming on October 5, 2019. Guardians who love some hardcore action would love to encounter Vex enemies in six player fireteam and overcome.

Shadowkeep also brings newest seasonal update Season of the Undying for Destiny 2 with new activity for players. Look out for exotic weapons and arm yourself wear exclusive universal ornaments for a faceoff against Vex armies.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Closed Beta Live Now

Closed Beta for Tom Clancy shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint goes live now and Ubisoft reveals post-launch plans.

Just a month ahead of global release on October 4, 2019, developer/publisher Ubisoft kick-started the Closed Beta program for their upcoming tactical shooter title Ghost Recon: Breakpoint for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players.

Starting from September 5, Closed Beta will be open until September 8, for a chance to explore Auroa before launch. You can join in for solo adventure or join up in four player co-op game with three of your friends on same platform.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Closed Beta Live Now

RELATED: Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Announced

GR: Breakpoint Closed Beta will allow you to go through two main campaign missions and a couple of side missions while it lasts. Also, Ghosts can take up the challenge of eight new Faction Missions per day if they want to.

For those who are feeling extra adventurous, enter special Drone Areas of Auroa and test yourself against some of deadly combat drones like car-sized Aamons, tank-like Behemoths or even get chased by a horde of flying Murmurs.

RELATED: Ghost Recon: Breakpoint E3 2019 Gameplay Trailer

Players who already pre-ordered Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, online technical test phase participants, randomly selected people who registered on Breakpoint forums and Uplay+ subscribers will have pre-load access for Beta.

You should remember that Closed Beta offers you a fraction of the game in its pre-release state and therefore, you may encounter issues like features that are not unlocked yet, unfinished elements or visual glitch during your playtime.

RELATED: Ghost Recon Breakpoint PvP Mode: Ghost War Revealed

Ubisoft has recently revealed their post-launch roadmap for Breakpoint that unveils a new episode in every four months. Beginning with Operation Greenstone, an endgame challenge titled Project Titan Raid will be included.

A hacking specialist class, Engineer will be introduced in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and month-long Terminator live event will run. Each episode are to debut new classes, limited time events, raids, story adventures, PvP content and more.

Darksiders: Genesis Introduces War

THQ Nordic introduces War, youngest of Horseman for upcoming top-down shooter Darksiders: Genesis.

Merely days before E3 2019 kick-started, developer Airship Syndicate and publisher THQ Nordic has announced their upcoming top-down hack and slash action role-playing game Darksiders: Genesis featuring fourth Horseman, Strife.

Also showed up alongside him in action for the latest Darksiders series spin-off prequel game was his brother, War but for some reason it seemed that he never really had a proper introduction in the first place, so here it goes.

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Darksiders: Genesis Introduces War

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Below is an official introduction trailer for War that shows brief gameplay moments from Darksiders: Genesis.




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War will be playable character in Genesis as well as his brother Strife and even allowed to switch between them anytime in-game, thus they can leverage melee combat prowess of the former and long-range attacks of the latter.

You can also choose to play them separately in two player co-operative mode according to your playstyle preference. Known as Rider of the Red Horse, the youngest Horseman will be accompanied by his graceful phantom steed, Ruin.

RELATED: Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch

Clearly a Diablo-inspired title, the game also has some RPG elements like abilities and weapon augmentations. War will be picking up his iconic blade Chaoseater once again to slay enemy hordes and unleash his fury on battlegrounds.

Up until now, Darksiders series never had a co-op mode and same thing goes for their attempt with top-down perspective. This probably had been an idea they kept for long and now that more than two Horsemen has debuted, it is finally possible.

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War Will Rage On

RELATED: Darksiders 3 Adds Classic Combat Mode

Even though all three mainstream Darksiders games were set around a same time period, Genesis took place thousand years early based on a plot that is mostly focused on Strife, the gun-slinging fourth Horseman of Apocalypse.

Neither of both Airship Syndicate and THQ Nordic has revealed a definitive release date for Darksiders: Genesis yet but it is currently aiming to launch on Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Breakdown

New gameplay breakdown of Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red livestream goes deep into character creation and hacking.

Video game fans are eagerly waiting for upcoming highly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red to arrive on April 16, 2020 for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Meanwhile, development team of CD Projekt has been giving out new and interesting details every now and then to keep up the hype. Their most recent release is a special gameplay breakdown that comes with developer commentary.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Breakdown

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In a latest deep dive video of Cyberpunk 2077, players are given more in-depth details of gameplay mechanics.




RELATED: Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Reveal

Though this newly released video is much shorter in length than E3 2018 gameplay reveal, it offers you a better understanding of how everything in your surrounding actually works including character customization and hacking.

In last year's video, entire focus was set on quests and visual design but this newest clip highlights on playstyles. Primarily, two distinct character built is shown above that each are specialized in different approach to situation.

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Welcome to Pacifica

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Our deep dive journey begins at Pacifica district of Night City, which was planned as a tourist spot but most of its establishments were abandoned midway due to a sudden hit on global economy and now is wretched hive for gangs.

Rather than walking around these blocks, players would be wise to travel in an armored vehicle or a fast bike for safety. However, Pacifica local markets will not disappoint you when you are looking for some rare items or illegal cyberware.

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Work With Voodoo Boys

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The set quest takes us to Grand Imperial Mall, where The Animals gang are currently residing and to learn what they are up to, V will be teaming up with their rival group called Voodoo Boys, who are very skilled in using net.

Though these guys usually do not work with outsiders, they agreed to help V and gives out a mission to get into Grand Imperial Mall. The Animals are a deadly gang full of muscle-heads that has occupied that place for some suspicious reason.

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Often times, they deal with illegal substances on street level to bend the existing market or hardcore prize fights underground. This time they are on Pacifica to do business and their ad hoc leader is a woman named Sasquatch.

In beginning of character creation system, players must choose a background for mercenary protagonist V from Corporate, Nomad or Street Kid. Your past will come in handy later when it will unlock features at some vital story point.

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Animals' Leader Sasquatch

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Then instead of choosing a gender or sex for V, you can pick a body type of you preference and go for full customization. CP2077 doesn't offer you a class to choose but lets you create your own with whatever skill set you want to equip them with.

You either follow a solo playstyle that is more combat-focused and handle most situations with punching and shooting down enemies or choose to be an expert netrunner, which is more stealth-based and focused on hacking stuffs.

RELATED: Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Full Nudity

Since everything is connected to cyberspace, hacking them will not go unnoticed by a group called NetWatch. At one point of exploring, we meet Johnny Silverhand, played by actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) for a brief time.

CD Projekt Red has made significant change to Cyberpunk 2077 that what we saw at E3 2018 press conference event and added much more layers to its role-playing elements in terms of both character build or story paths.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Ghost Recon Breakpoint PvP Mode: Ghost War Revealed

At Gamescom 2019 event, Ubisoft unveils PvP mode Ghost War for upcoming tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.

After military shooter title Ghost Recon: Wildlands made its debut in 2017, new story content were added, Xbox One X enhancement update was released and a team deathmatch-style PvP mode Ghost War was added following launch.

Back in May 2019, developer/publisher Ubisoft announced Ghost Recon: Breakpoint as a follow-up sequel to Wildlands. It was revealed during Gamescom 2019 that Ghost War is returning to the upcoming tactical shooter game.

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint PvP Mode: Ghost War Revealed

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A brand-new trailer showcases a brief glimpse of gameplay from multiplayer PvP mode of GR: Breakpoint.




RELATED: Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Global Threat Story Trailer

Ghost team members are back in action to take down their rogue comrades, so they have to rely more on teamwork aside from skills. Ghost War will force you to adapt a tactical gameplay style in order to take down rival team.

Before getting into each round, select from Assault, Field Medic, Sharpshooter or Panther class and regardless of you playing solo campaign, PvE or PvP co-op, you share the same in-game progression or rewards for each character.

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Communication and Teamwork

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Breakpoint is not exactly inviting you into a multiplayer shooting experience where you go straight to your enemy only to get him. Being able to detect target location from a vantage point or by using drones are among good ideas.

GRB will begin Ghost War with two PvP game mode at launch; Elimination and Sabotage. The former is focused on complete elimination of enemy team and the latter offers an objective to plant a bomb that your adversaries will try to defuse.

RELATED: Ghost Recon: Wildlands Operation Oracle Update

There will be six different maps for 4v4 intense matches and players can switch between modes to try out PvE or PvP. Building up good communication with your teammates will help you win these best of 3 rounds matches in most cases.

There is a surveillance system that activates within a minute once a match is started and claiming it will reveal target locations on map. If you are being spotted by an enemy, it will let you know and that is a great advantage for sure.

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Shrinking Combat Zone

RELATED: Ghost Recon: Breakpoint E3 2019 Gameplay Trailer

Although players will jump into considerably large maps but then surrounding perimeter slowly starts shrinking, much like to battle royale games. This puts everyone into a tightening situation and help keeps on their toes by closing in.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is currently scheduled to release worldwide on October 4, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms before eventually seeing launch over Google Stadia in a yet to be revealed date of November 2019.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Watch Dogs: Legion and HitRecord Collaboration Creates Controversy

A partnership with HitRecord to create original music for Watch Dogs: Legion sparks controversy for Ubisoft.

After an initial leak from Amazon product listing, developer/publisher Ubisoft eventually revealed their upcoming open-world hacking adventure game Watch Dogs: Legion before having premiering it at E3 2019 event last month.

Currently, it is due for a March 6, 2020 release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, publishers are already on hot water after announcing partnership with production company HitRecord to produce music for Legion.

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Watch Dogs: Legion and HitRecord Collaboration Creates Controversy

RELATED: Watch Dogs: Legion Leaked on Amazon

HitRecord is an online platform owned by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon, Looper), where its users generate unique ideas for different media and through collaboration, everyone is allowed to take part and improve those as well.

On their recent endeavor with Ubisoft, 10 original songs for upcoming open-world hacktivism adventure are being requested from fan community and they will be will be paying $20,000 for each new song that makes it to final game.

RELATED: Watch Dogs: Legion Confirmed

In a recent video, Joe Gordon-Levitt has ‏announced this news to members of the site so that they can all participate.




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Almost immediately, an old debate regarding companies soliciting work from fans for big budget games is resurfaced. This however, is not Ubisoft's first rodeo to work with HitRecord and generate controversy for their approach.

They announced working with Levitt's company to get art and music from fans for Beyond Good & Evil 2 at E3 2018 presentation. Both of these companies saw this as a rare opportunity to take part in development but professionals calls it speculative work.

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One of their requirement lists for a "Battle Anthem Metal Song", which would be focused around themes like 'Anticipation', 'Determination', 'Marching to battle', 'Power' and 'Violence' as mentioned in its project overview.

WDL lets you play as almost anyone from a vast open-world setting to create your resistance against an authoritative regime and creative director, Cling Hocking came up with an idea to work with fans from over the globe to create its music.

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Although all proceedings are going to be distributed by HitRecord to people who contributed in this creative process, people are viewing it as replacing talents to work on their projects and trying to get spec work from a volunteer crowd.

Whether or not HitRecord creators see this collab as exploitation, industry professionals are strongly against their business model of going after non-exclusive license content rather than hiring someone on consistent payment.

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During their first attempt last year, people started trending a #nospec hashtag on Twitter to protest this idea. Renowned industry figures like Mike Bithell, Rami Ismail and Scott Benson has voiced their displeasure over this partnership.

Regardless of how bad majority of a pissed off crowd is trying to paint this partnership as bad, some small time indie creators are still getting benefitted when their work is selected and though it comes rather cheap, the money helps.

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They suggested that the publisher may hire artists to commission new songs or license existing tracks for their game. It can also lead to hours of work that doesn't end up being successful submissions and have no use for many creators in the end.

Besides, $2,000 is relatively a very small amount considering how much time needs to put in to a licensed song for AAA-title and it ultimately gets split between everyone who had a contribution that made it to a winning submission.

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Ubisoft has addressed the criticism by stating that they are currently working with artists and composers on over 140 licensed songs and an original score for Legion and contribution from HitRecord community is completely voluntary.

Watch Dogs: Legion will be set a near future version of London where society is now under constant surveillance and ruled by a corrupt private military. In a post-Brexit era, secret hactivist group DedSec returns once again to thwart them over.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Marvel's Avengers E3 2019 Reveal

Square Enix have revealed first official trailer of upcoming Marvel's Avengers game at E3 2019 event.

For long, publisher Square Enix has been silent on "The Avengers Project" that was officially announced back at E3 2017 event. In December 2018, the game's Creative Director Shaun Escayg assured that development will start soon.

Only a week ago, an official Twitter account starts referring it as Marvel's Avengers and revealed schedule for a worldwide reveal at E3 2019. Today, fans are finally getting a glance at this long-awaited superhero action-adventure game.

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Marvel's Avengers E3 2019 Reveal

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An exclusive first-look trailer has been released earlier to present a more detailed look into upcoming Avengers game.




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It all begins at A-Day, when globally known superhero team of Avengers showed up in San Francisco to unveil their new hi-tech Headquarters. A sudden explosion nearby has Captain America send Iron Man and Thor to investigate.

Black Widow and Hulk joined soon into that mess what seemed like an act of terrorism by a private military force. A staged catastrophe causes huge devastation and these heroes were blamed, which led to disbandment of The Avengers.

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Fast forward to five years later, all superheroes are now outlawed by society and long gone. Entire world suffers from growing threats and the only way to save it will take for Earth's Mightiest Heroes to reassemble once again.

Over time, fans will receive regular updates for free to extend in-game content and there will be no micro-transaction. More Marvel heroes will be added to increase an ever-growing roster and options for customization will be available.

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After signing up a multi-year and multi-game partnership deal with Marvel Games, developer studios Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal were roped in by Square Enix to develop the game for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Lately, Google Stadia has been added to its list of platforms and a definitive release date of May 15, 2020 is also confirmed. As pre-order bonus, a pre-release Beta Access of the game will be offered to players on PS4 before anyone else.

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Although it was mentioned in E3 2019 trailer that footage shown are captured from in-game engine, it was quite hard to tell where cinematic cut-scenes ended or where we were watching gameplay moments except from its opening scene.

Marvel's Avengers will adapt an original story just like Insomniac Games most recently did with their immensely successful project, Marvel's Spider-Man. Despite many believe it to be an MMO or RPG but apparently we are getting an action-adventure title.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint E3 2019 Gameplay Trailer

Ubisoft unveils new trailer featuring gameplay and story bits of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint at E3 2019 presentation.

Last month, developer/publisher Ubisoft officially announced their upcoming tactical shooter game Ghost Recon: Breakpoint as a follow-up sequel to Ghost Recon: Wildlands after it was accidentally leaked on Ubisoft Store only a day ago.

This military shooter brings back protagonist Nomad and his fellow Ghost team members to tackle a new threat who has all of their skills and technology at their disposal but are willing to employ them with a viewpoint that threatens global peace.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint E3 2019 Gameplay Trailer

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Breakpoint released a gameplay trailer titled "We Are Brothers" during Ubisoft presentation at E3 2019 event today.




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When a group of former Special Forces operatives took over Skell Technology over Auroa Island and starts using their drones for political assassination, it becomes a concern for United States and they sent Ghost Recon fireteam to check.

The trailer shows scenes from an earlier gameplay walkthrough with Nomad voicing over how he alongside his brothers-in-arms would take down these seasoned predators in their own hunting ground one by one against all odds.

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Mostly focused on four-player co-op play, GRB sends players to face off a skilled army with high-tech weaponry. Those who are playing solo would be assisted by AI teammates so that they can get a helping hand whenever needed.

A brand-new Bivouac system allows players to set camps to heal wounds while features like dialogue choices will be available in story mode. A competitive multiplayer mode will be included to this open-world tactical shooter at launch.

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Next we have a video footage of Walker giving out his manifesto for his vision to establish a new order to his followers.




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After making debut in free story content update Operation Oracle for Wildlands, former Ghost team leader Cole D. Walker is introduced as a badass bad-guy for Breakpoint who has rallied a small army of his brethren into his cause.

Walker is played by actor Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead) who came to conference presentation of Ubisoft to introduce his character and brought along his pit bull Bam Bam, who sat quietly the entire time they were on stage.

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Just like developer team supported GRW with tons of post-launch content, GRB will see arrival of the Terminator at some point and this crossover with Terminator: Dark Fate live-action movie is teased with a musical hint during UBIE3.

Nomad would be leading an enraged bunch of Ghosts against a pack of hungry Wolves in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint when it releases worldwide On October 4, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, then a month later for Google Stadia.

Watch Dogs: Legion E3 2019 Reveal

Ubisoft premiers Watch Dogs: Legion at E3 2019 event with gameplay footage and a release date set for 2020.

There has been rumor out there for long that developer/publisher Ubisoft was working on a new installment of Watch Dogs game from their popular action-adventure series, which got leaked by Amazon and then officially confirmed.

A worldwide reveal event at E3 2019 for upcoming open-world hacking adventure game Watch Dogs: Legion was announced. Ubisoft press conference gave us an introduction, gameplay video and an official release date of March 6, 2020.

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Watch Dogs: Legion E3 2019 Reveal

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An official world premiere trailer from stage of E3 gives you an exclusive first-look at story premise of WDL.




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We already know Legion is set in post-Brexit era of London city that has completely become a futuristic dystopia through a leaked retailer listing from last week. Citizens become second class following drastic change in politics and technology.

What we know was how almost everyone and everything was under constant surveillance network but what we didn't know was that society is taken over by corrupt private military organization and there are killer drones.

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A resistance is formed by secret hactivist group DedSec, who makes their awaited return and player goes out to recruit various NPCs each one with different attributes and skills from open-world streets of London to join their collective.

One of your fellow citizens passing by could be a former MI5 operative, a prominent hacker or a grandma who used to be a professional assassin. Their unique set of skills will often be key to complete various mission objectives at hand.

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Recruit Your Resistance

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You may need to pick someone expert in combat who can punch his way out of trouble or good at infiltration to get in places harder to reach. Getting a doctor within your group can benefit all of your team members with health buff.

Though often seem as random, their character traits are distinct and you can literally pick up anyone from in-game world to recruit into your fold. However, none of them will join DedSec immediately and you have to approach them each in different ways.

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Players can amass up to 20 rebel members from entire populace to join them and you can switch between them at any time to properly employ their diverse talents. Plus, leveling up your crew earns them extra perks and necessary adjustments.

If you get into a situation and get knocked up, you can either keep fighting or surrender. There is a permadeath system, which means you are out if you go down but if you are sent to jail, at least another DedSec member can bail you out.

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E3 2019 has also brought us a gameplay walkthrough of Legion for a detailed outlook of how things are played out.




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Ubisoft has planned out a very ambitious gameplay system for WDL by taking their time where hacking your way through London is the only way to get by since civil liberties have been trampled long ago and your rights means nothing.

Aside from arriving on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at launch, Watch Dogs: Legion will also be available on Google Stadia. A city full of recruits opens up possibilities of near-limitless different outcomes and we can't wait to see how that works.