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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for August 2019

Xbox Live Gold subscribers will get their hands on free games like Gears of War 4 and Torchlight on August 2019.

Latest lineup of August 2019 free games that are coming to members of Xbox Live Gold monthly subscription service has just been revealed. Four new titles will be available to download and play over Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles.

For a minimum sign up amount of just $1 only, you can also sink your teeth into more than 100 great games over console or PC platform with a membership of Game Pass Ultimate, where new games are added to library every now and then.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for August 2019

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Gears of War 4
Since third-person shooter title Gears 5 is currently inbound to launch on September 10, what better time would be best for going back and enjoy Gears of War 4 once again or maybe newcomers can even start fresh.

Play as squad-mates Del, JD and Kait in their first adventure of fighting Swarm that would set up premise for a sequel. Also try out "Horde" and "Versus" game modes to complete challenges and carry your rewards to Gears 5.

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Gears of War 4 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Forza Motorsport 6
Rev up your engines to compete against up to 24-players, regardless of day or night, under any weather condition and throughout 26 well-known locations around the world in Forza Motorsport 6 by developer Turn 10 Studios.

Offering most complete title in racing game genre of this generation, players can drive more than 450 models of Forzavista cars within a realistic simulation to become a master of road and enjoy realistically breathtaking visuals.

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Forza Motorsport 6 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Torchlight
Pick a character class from Destroyer, Alchemist or Vanquisher to dip your toes into a Diablo-esque dungeon crawling experience in 2009 action role-playing game Torchlight by developer Runic Games and publisher Perfect World.

With mix of hack and slash elements included, the game lets you play as a solo hero who would explore random dungeons to fight monsters and take loots for reward when they are not busy completing quests obtained from NPC vendors.

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Torchlight on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
One of 90's smash-hit series Castlevania saw a franchise reboot by its creator Konami in 2010 action-adventure title Lords of Shadow. Gameplay mechanics for combat is changed significantly but remained the same in terms of core theme.

Players assume the role of Gabriel Belmont to defeat a nefarious order and then resurrect his beloved wife. As a member representing Brotherhood of Light, exact revenge on Lords of Shadow for their attempt to do such.

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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For upcoming month of August, above-mentioned titles will become exclusively available on Games with Gold and an active subscription to Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate would grant you access to enjoy them for free.

Players are offered a combined value of $94.96 for their membership and most of these titles are considered as fan-favorites. During their limited time stay on Games with Gold, get some exclusive discount on them upon purchase.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

PlayStation Plus Changes PES 2019 for Detroit: Become Human

Sony makes a last minute change on PS Plus lineup for July by swapping Detroit: Become Human for PES 2019.

Although Sony Entertainment has already announced their upcoming free PlayStation 4 games lineup for monthly PlayStation Plus subscribers a few days ago, they are apparently changing initially listed games with another at last minute.

Originally, acclaimed football simulator game Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 was announced to come to PS Plus free games giveaway but now that has been swapped with adventure title Detroit: Become Human from Quantic Dream.

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PlayStation Plus Changes PES 2019 for Detroit: Become Human

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Though Sony issued an apology for this sudden change, they didn't disclose any reason behind last-minute switch. Subscribers are actually getting Digital Deluxe Edition of Detroit, which includes PS4 version of Heavy Rain by same studio.

This interactive action-adventure was previously offered by Sony to members of PS Plus service in July 2018 but is a great opportunity to catch it up once again for those who missed it back then and people are actually getting three titles in total.

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Detroit: Become Human is set in year 2038 of Detroit City, where Androids are part of everyday life but when they starts acting out of nature, things started go crazy and player goes through an emotional journey of discovering what it means to be human.

PS4 free games from PS Plus lineup are supposed to become available for download from July 2, 2019 onwards and despite PES 2019 being removed, subscribers still get to enjoy retro-inspired arcade racer Horizon Chase Turbo.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for July 2019

Members of Xbox Live Gold service will get their hands on free games like Castlevania: SOTN and Inside on July 2019.

Another free games lineup of Xbox Live Gold monthly subscription service is revealed days ahead of July 2019 for valued members within Xbox community to enjoy four new titles from different genre over Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles.

Powered by an advanced multiplayer service, two of these games are somewhat relatively new title and the other two are included via backward compatibility to infuse pure dose of nostalgia from golden age of gaming into our minds.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for July 2019

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Inside
Wandering around in a dark dystopian world on his own, Inside is a puzzle-platformer adventure game by developer/publisher Playdead that focuses on the journey of a young boy amidst a mind-controlled populace.

A critically-acclaimed title for a unique story setup that is complimented by a simplified gameplay, this one is a vast improvement of its predecessor game Limbo and developers have outdone themselves in overall aspects as an Indie studio.

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Inside on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Big Crown: Showdown
In a medieval-era setup full of trouble, four friends embark a quest to compete for crown through three weird worlds that would eventually led them to become enemies to each other and pit into a royal battle situation.

Up to 4-player multiplayer mode in both local and online, you can go crazy with easy to learn combat system into classic platforming. When you are engaged in non-stop action fest, keep an eye out for various environmental hazards.

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Big Crown: Showdown on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
When Dracula's castle reappears, his dhampir son Alucard seeks to destroy it and face his father to stop him from eradicating humankind. Fight monstrous enemies and explore hidden rooms to prevent a medieval evil from taking over all.

A platform-adventure cult classic with elements of action RPG genre and side-scrolling gameplay, Castlevania: SOTN is a direct sequel to Rondo of Blood that focuses on Richter Belmont after his encounter with lord of shadows.

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Meet the Robinsons
Based on a 2007 Disney animated comedy movie of same name; players follow Wilbur Robinson in a quest of time-traveling to his past to set things in order for future. He will be using a Transmogrifier machine to build cheats and extras.

Wilbur follows up a total of 40 missions in six different locations from his own home basement to Ancient Egypt. Original actors like Wesley Singerman and Adam West reprised their respected roles from the film for in-game plotline.

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Meet the Robinsons on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Games with Gold lined up for July are worth $62.96 in total and are looking quite promising to keep you entertained. Also, signing up for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate can allow you to play from a collection of over 100 great games on console and PC.

Active members of Xbox Live Gold subscriptions can start enjoying these titles on Xbox One for free from July 1, 2019. Though they are only available for only a month, you can purchase them for some exclusive discount to keep into your library forever.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

PlayStation Plus Free Games for July 2019

PlayStation Plus free games lineup will feature Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 and Horizon Chase Turbo for the month of July 2019.

Already halfway through this year, we are looking forward to Sony Entertainment coming up with some more lineups of free PlayStation 4 games for their PlayStation Plus monthly subscribers that actually offers them a good time.

Members of PS Plus had their hands on first-person shooter Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and platform game Sonic Mania last month. A look ahead at upcoming listing suggests that July 2019 is going to be a sport themed month.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for July 2019

Step into Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, a football simulation game from a long-running franchise by developer PES Productions and publisher Konami to feel the thrill of international soccer competition at your own home with your favorite players.

Some of real-world top licensed leagues are featured in PES 2019 but players can always choose to pursue own club career in myClub and Master League modes. You can jump into local co-op for up to 4 players or just head online for greater challenges.

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Next in line comes an arcade racing title Horizon Chase Turbo from developer/publisher Aquiris Game Studio. Originally, they released the game for mobile devices back in 2015 and only came up with an upgraded port for consoles last year.

To capture '90s nostalgia of many iconic racing games, developers improvised on key elements of this genre from golden age. In a classic split-screen local multiplayer mode, you can tag along up to three of your friends to drive through places.

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Horizon Chase Turbo on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Up until last month, PS Plus was offering mostly average games each month and ever since Sony stopped giving out free PS3 or Vita games, many subscribers are complaining that they are not receiving enough value worth the price they are paying each month.

By July 2, these two above-mentioned PS4 games will become available for PlayStation Plus members to download for free and those who somehow missed free games from June can pick them up in the meantime when there are still a few days left.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Contra Anniversary Collection Lineup Revealed

Konami has revealed official lineup for upcoming Contra Anniversary Collection including variant Contra titles.

In order to celebrate their 50th anniversary, developer/publisher Konami has announced a series of "Anniversary Collection" featuring their classic fan-favorite titles from past few decades and is enhanced with up to date features.

Recently, they have revealed complete lineup for upcoming Contra Anniversary Collection that would be packing some select titles from their popular run and gun-style shoot-'em-up series Contra in a single bundle with a digital book as bonus.

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Contra Anniversary Collection Lineup Revealed

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Original five mainline games that includes within this compilation are Contra, Contra: Hard Corps, Contra III: The Alien Wars, Operation C and Super Contra from arcade, Game Boy, Genesis and SNES era of gaming.

Others inclusions are ports of different version of Contra games mentioned above Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, NES and SNES systems. A free update will be released shortly after launch to add Japanese versions of six games.

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Contra Arcade Version

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Contra: Hard Corps marks the only title from this anthology that was never released on other platforms except for Sega Genesis. Memorable series feature "Konami Code" is also returning to have players get 30 lives and revive their nostalgia.

Although it would feature a total of ten titles, only five of them are classic Contra titles and rest five are just European counterparts or ports. Apparently, Konami did a far better job in compiling Castlevania Anniversary Collection together.

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Hard Corps Comes to Modern Platforms

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It is a real shame for Contra 4, Contra ReBirth, Contra: Shattered Soldier, Hard Corps: Uprising or Neo Contra not making it somehow and instead trying to slide some European variants with basically a few sprite changes in the mix.

Even though no official release date has yet been announced, Contra Anniversary Collection is currently expected to arrive sometime this summer on Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $19.99 only.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Metal Gear Survive, Outer Wilds and More

Nearing end of May 2019, more new games like Dead by Daylight, Metal Gear Survive, Outer Wilds and more are coming to Xbox Game Pass.

Right before we stepped into May, 2019, Microsoft Studios announced loads of exciting new games for adding to Xbox Game Pass monthly subscription service lineup that members can enjoy throughout the month on Xbox One.

Starting from May 23, Game Pass members would have access to two new titles and six more over the course till June 6. All of these games are picked from different genres to give everyone something to look up for and have a good time.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Metal Gear Survive, Outer Wilds and More

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Dead by Daylight
In a 1v4 online multiplayer mode, players are put in a Friday the 13th-esque survival horror atmosphere to survive from a savage Killer and are constantly on run for their lives by trying to save their own skin by evading their dreaded pursuer.

With each playthrough, your surrounding environment will change and it is harder to survive or avoid being getting caught than it seems at first. Survivors must work together repairing found disabled generators to exit trial grounds in time.

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Dead by Daylight on Xbox Game Pass

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Full Metal Furies
With a generally positive reception, action adventure game Full Metal Furies hails from developer/publisher Cellar Door Games. Go solo but switch between two characters or join in groups for local or online play depending on how you like it.

You are in for saving the world alongside your party in a team-based brawler that is inspired by themes from Greek-mythology. You have to choose from four Furies with unique fighting abilities to face over 70 unique enemy types and bosses.

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Full Metal Furies on Xbox Game Pass

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Metal Gear Survive
Ditching its typical action-adventure stealth elements, developer/publisher Konami has taken an action-adventure survival gameplay approach for their newest Metal Gear release upon departure of franchise creator Hideo Kojima.

Between events of Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain, a wormhole takes player character, a MSF soldier to a parallel dimension to craft, explore, scavenge and survive in an unfriendly environment against zombie-like creatures.

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Metal Gear Survive on Xbox Game Pass

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Outer Wilds
Set in a quirky planet, where a surveyor astronaut player-character is on an exploration adventure and its local sun will go supernova for every 20-minute cycle repeatedly, to restart your journey from where you left off last time.

Outer Wilds encourages you to learn from each playthrough so that you can implement them next time to have better results of your actions. There are lots of secrets to uncover within this solar system and so are dangers to look out for.

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Outer Wilds on Xbox Game Pass

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Superhot
Here comes an unorthodox first-person shooter title that follows general aspects of any other FPS but only progresses when player moves, which includes some strategy elements since it allows people to assess their surrounding and then react.

Based upon a very a minimalist type design style by portraying enemies and weapons in red and black respectively, Superhot clearly takes a very innovative take on regular shooter genre and brings about a low-key Matrix experience.

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Superhot on Xbox Game Pass

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The Banner Saga
Developer Stoic Studio and publisher Versus Evil invites you into an epic fantasy that adapts a tactical role-playing gameplay mechanic with Disney styled 2D animated cut-scenes to help you catch up with a well-written background plot.

One of its prominent features is a distinctive hand-drawn art that offers an overall engaging experience for players. Strategic steps in combat and decisions made during travel throughout your play would eventually shape up your journey.

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The Banner Saga on Xbox Game Pass

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The Banner Saga 2
Enter into second part of The Banner Saga that brings back turn-based combat while introduces new enemy types, objectives and a centaur-like race, The Horseborn. Original characters would make their return and choices would continue to impact your play.

An emotional and personal journey continues where wise decisions and resource management can be a key to survival for your Viking clans. In case of their survival, every battle choices players make become more vital than it ever was.

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The Banner Saga 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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Void Bastards
This one perhaps is the weirdest shooting game you would come across of recent times and it also make you come up with some strategy instead of blatantly shooting anything that moves within derelict spaceships or threaten you.

Instead of being very fancy with its graphics, developers Blue Manchu focused on a framework that puts player on a quest to lead the band of Void Bastards out of Sargasso Nebula and be very thoughtful about how they decide to do that.

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Void Bastards on Xbox Game Pass

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Also, have your games ready to play by using Game Pass mobile app to remotely install them directly to your console, so you can just launch them upon arriving at home without wasting time or having to wait for installation period.

Already having more than 100 great games to their expanding library is not enough, Xbox Game Pass keeps adding new titles for their members each month relentlessly and other than taking a 14-Day Free Trial right now, you can sign up for a month by spending $1 only.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Castlevania Anniversary Collection Lineup Revealed

Entire Castlevania Anniversary Collection lineup has been revealed by Konami that will arrive on May 16.

Back in 90's beloved era of retro games, side-scrolling adventure series Castlevania was among the most critically acclaimed games and has released some fan-favorite titles over years that eventually became best-selling arcade classics of all time.

This year, developer/publisher Konami decided to release collection of their most popular franchises in preparation for their upcoming 50th anniversary and they have finally revealed the full eight-game lineup for upcoming Castlevania Anniversary Collection.

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Castlevania Anniversary Collection Lineup Revealed

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Konami already announced to include select titles like 1986 action-platformer original Castlevania, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse and Super Castlevania IV for this compilation back in March 2019.

Joining the bundle is four more notable releases from Game Boy and Sega Genesis era such as Castlevania: Bloodlines, Castlevania: The Adventure, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest and even 1993 spin-off game Kid Dracula.

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Monster-Slaying Castlevania Classics

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Scheduled to arrive on May 16, Castlevania Anniversary Collection is priced $19.99 only for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Also, Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection is out today on all four platforms for the same price.

In recent years, fans of this action-adventure gothic horror series received two seasons of Castlevania animated series on Netflix to cheer for. Then Richter Belmont and Simon Belmont joined roster of crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last year.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

PlayStation Now Adds Metal Gear Solid V and More

PS Now has added DiRT 4, Metal Gear Solid V and more titles to Sony's game-streaming service in April 2019.

Members of PlayStation Now game-streaming service can currently enjoy a vast library of over 750 games on their beloved PS consoles and Sony Entertainment keeps introducing exciting new titles to their monthly subscribers.

Aside from streaming from a huge collection of more than 275 games, PlayStation 4 owners can now also download those titles to their devices and choose to play later. Even players on PS2 or PS3 have so many games to enjoy within the service.

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PlayStation Now Adds Metal Gear Solid V and More

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As April 2019 kicks in, a new PS Now lineup of games headed straight to pick up with some action-adventure stealth experience in overhead military fiction of Metal Gear Solid franchise from Japanese developer/publisher Konami.

Subscribers can now get their hands on Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and its epic follow-up Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Both of these titles from Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience bundle is now available to stream.

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Below is the official launch trailer for MGS V: The Phantom Pain that briefly showcase the journey of Venom Snake.




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Also dropping on PS4 is simulation game Clouds & Sheep 2, rally-themed racing title DiRT 4 and platform-adventure Shadow Complex Remastered. Players on PS3 can have some fun with racing game Bang Bang Racing from developer/publisher Digital Reality.

PS2 console will see a whole lot of action from Star Wars universe in Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter and Star Wars: Racer Revenge. First two games are mostly action-focused whereas the third one offers high-speed podracing.

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PlayStation Now Hit Games in March 2019

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Most recently, Bethesda Softworks celebrated 25th Anniversary of The Elder Scrolls and therefore, Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited has effortlessly managed to come on top of other most played PS Now games for the month of March 2019.

Fallout: New Vegas, For Honor, Mafia III, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Mortal Kombat X, NBA 2K18, Red Dead Redemption, Saints Row IV Re-Elected, Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution, Sniper Elite 4 and WWE 2K18 has also made it to the list.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for March 2019

March 2019 will bring free games like Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Star Wars: Republic Commando to Xbox Live Gold members.

Continuing a successful run of bringing average to decent games for Xbox community, Microsoft Studios has brought some more great titles on Xbox 360 and Xbox One for members of their monthly subscription service Xbox Live Gold.

March 2019 is opening up doors for action hack and slash, adventure and third-person shooter with a brand-new lineup. Another Star Wars game from developer/publisher Lucas Arts is joining the fray to hit fans with nostalgia blasters.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for March 2019

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We encourage you to take a look at the brief showcase of Games with Gold lineup for March 2019 before joining the ride.




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Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion
When the Land of Ooo goes underwater, Finn, Jake, Marceline and BMO set sails to discover the reason behind it by exploring places and fighting pirates. Developer Climax Studios provides a 3D visual style that totally matches with the tone of the show.

As they go look for an answer, these beloved heroes will form new alliances while fighting opposing forces to go up ahead. Tactical combat system is the key to solve puzzles and upgrade your heroes using in-game items.

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Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
By moving afar from their PvZ tower defense game mechanics, developer PopCap Games have raised the stakes further when delved into third-person shooter genre in a spin-off series and a follow up sequel Garden Warfare 2 in 2016.

Keeping all of the previous gameplay mechanics intact, some new plants are introduced since Dr. Zomboss is back with some new zombie minions of his. There are a variety of different modes like Backyard Battleground, Graveyard Ops and Herbal Assault to keep you engaged for long.

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Star Wars: Republic Commando
Prepare yourself to take command of a Clone trooper team during Clone Wars in a galaxy far away for a tactical shooter experience. Released back in 2005, the game has been made available to Xbox 360 and Xbox One using backward compatibility over time.

Republic Commando vastly emphasize on teamwork among the members of Delta Squad in an attempt to seek and destroy your enemies. While chasing tails of Separatist forces, you and your unit may even come across menacing villain General Grievous himself at one point.

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Star Wars: Republic Commando on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Throwing the action-adventure stealth style of Metal Gear Solid series, Revengeance goes all-out for hack and slash action with a cyborg protagonist named Raiden. Initially worked out by Kojima Productions, the spin-off title was developed by Platinum Games.

Despite focusing on melee combat, players can still choose to ditch swordplay to favor stealth elements. Publisher Konami packed a solid punch with this one in an epic storytelling of revenge of a child soldier, who becomes a super-weapon.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Aside from favorable reviews in general, Xbox Live Gold is bringing a well assortment of monthly games worth $89.96 for their members in March 2019 and they can also join a large multiplayer community with an ongoing subscription.

You can also consider signing up to Xbox Game Pass by paying only $1 fee for first month or take a 14-Day Free Trial to decide if it is worth your money. Hopefully, you won't be disappointed seeing their library of more than 100 great games.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Top 10 Worst Video Games of 2018

While reminiscing about the memory of gaming triumphs of this year, we are also looking back at the top 10 worst video games of 2018.

We saw 2018 started with bunch of good games and were hopeful to see some more to join the parade, which they did. However, there will always be some let downs down the line that will either ruin the day for you or leave a bad taste in your mouth for long.

This year was no different on that term and we got our fair share of terrible titles that can drive players into frenzy after the developers to get their money back. Looking at their over reception from fans and critics, we came up with a list of top 10 worst video games of 2018.

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Top 10 Worst Video Games of 2018

Here are the top 10 disaster ride no one asked for in 2018 or turn out to be huge bummer in spite of high expectation.

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1. The Quiet Man

1. The Quiet Man (PC, PlayStation 4)
Although the game comes from renowned developer/publisher Square Enix, it fails to impress players and it is so hurtful because the game was announced back at E3 2018 but turned out to be a disastrous outcome for its poor quality.

A best, the title is an interactive movie which is completely out of place and time, which easily confuses anyone by dragging into a genre that is hard-to-define. The gameplay could have been better but kills the mode with its repetitive nature.

2. Super Seducer (PC)
When you try to come up with a simulator to help men get laid but ended up creating one that awfully objectifies women by trying to implement the art of seducing them. If the low-level production quality is not enough, the bad acting will surely kill the mode for you.

It might accidentally end up helping out some guys in need somehow but at the same time it will infest creepiness and misogyny in their minds. With that much cringe in it, Super Seducer easily made it to the top of this list.

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3. New Gundam Breaker

3. New Gundam Breaker (PC, PlayStation 4)
Seeing Bandai Namco backing this game up, you may think that they are up for another fun-filled mech action bonanza but you would also be very surprised to find out how often you can come out completely wrong and unfortunately, that is what happened with this game.

The game has successfully let down critics and fans alike by not living up to standards of any past game of the series and fails to even generate sparks of interest among players. Die-hard fans of the franchise would probably die down due to lack of a story as well.

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4. Metal Gear Survive

4. Metal Gear Survive (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Whether or not developer/publisher Konami thought that they can make a Metal Gear game work without having creator Hideo Kojima on board. However, they gave it a shot to learn things the hard way and they know now that they simply can't.

Ditching the good old espionage action, players are now tasked to work on survival by searching for food, water and killing zombies, which is why aspects of Metal Gear Solid V don't even work here. This looks like a badly made modification using their Fox Engine.

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5. Fallout 76

5. Fallout 76 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
You won't have to look any further to find another E3 disappointment because Bethesda Softworks has it covered with their recent online action role-playing release. The failure started with their B.E.T.A (Break-it Early Test Application) program and continued to follow.

First and foremost, the game is entirely online and there is no single player campaign. When it finally launched full of bugs and glitches, people just lost their minds. They are denied refunds, some special edition owners were even handed with poor quality goods and those are just the tip of the iceberg.

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6. Agony

6. Agony (Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
The idea of making a first-person survival horror game where player is actually trapped in hell was innovative but it eventually left everyone in literal agony for spending their precious money and time on it for no good reason at all.

If the non-engaging playing style and similarly worse plotline it offered was not enough to count it as a stinker, the bugs and crashes did the rest. The AI is dumber than you can think of and the use or gory tortures are overused.

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7. Fear Effect Sedna

7. Fear Effect Sedna (Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
You think that the third game of the Fear Effect series would be nearly as good as the first two but then again, you can be wrong. In fact, Sedna actually throws everything out of the window to become a train wreck including gameplay and perspective.

If those didn't do much to harm the title, it suffered from lack of straight storytelling and horrible dialogues. The characters are not the ones people loved playing and that was backed up by boring gameplay to make it another Kickstarter disaster.

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8. Past Cure

8. Past Cure (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
We are quite convinced that developer/publisher Phantom 8 Studio had an intention of creating a genre defining title but somewhere along the line the development efforts end up being less enthusiastic about it and you can tell that by looking at it.

Past Cure started telling a story of two brothers digging into a dark conspiracy where there are scopes for action and stealth to keep you going but they ended up digging their own grave instead for not living up to the starting points.

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9. The Inpatient

9. The Inpatient (PlayStation 4)
Even though this psychological horror title comes as a prequel to Until Dawn, developer studio Supermassive Games miserably failed to deliver another breakout hit. They followed the same mechanics of narrative choices but failed to provide an appealing story.

It may seem a bit unfair to expect too much from them but the least they could do was to come up with a decent game if not a better one. The anticipated hype for the game was soon turned into an intensely underwhelming experience because of its consequence-free gameplay.

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10. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn

10. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn (Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Back in the 1994, Shaq-Fu made a name for it using the star power of Shaquille O'Neal but an attempt to cash on that nostalgia today didn't work pretty well and they had to go through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign just to make the project happen.

In terms of reboot, the title switched the genre of fighting game into a beat 'em up. Even after that, Big Deez Productions couldn't just make it into a solid side-scrolling brawler and has no replay value at all despite its hilarious take on its own past to cheer people up. The backers got ripped.

At this point, we are almost certain that you have not heard of many of the above-mentioned titles up until now and we don't blame you. People missed them out because they were never good in the first place and so, nobody cared for them at all.

Amidst all these wrecks, Fallout 76 stands out as one AAA black sheep that could only been just a plain bad game but Bethesda had to escalate things by creating controversies with their refund policy and attitude towards pre-ordering customers made it all blew up on their face.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Trevor Belmont of Netflix's Castlevania Gets His Own Statue

The success of Netflix's Castlevania animated series is getting new PVC collectible statue for Trever Belmont in 2019.

You can tell that the collaboration of showrunner Adi Shankar (Dredd, The Grey) and comic-book writer Warren Ellis (Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis, Iron Man: Extremis) worked pretty well for Netflix's Castlevania TV series that they ran it for two seasons and renewed for another.

Based on the action-adventure gothic horror Konami game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse from 1989, the show ha reinvigorated the franchise in gaming and has now led to production of cool collectibles of protagonist Trevor Belmont.

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Trevor Belmont of Netflix's Castlevania Gets His Own Statue

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Renowned for creating various pop culture action figures and fan-favorite replicas, Diamond Choose Toys decided to cash in the success of the show and come up with a PVC statue for the whip wielding monster hunter from Belmont clan.

The early look that they have just revealed is a full-color, nearly nine inches tall PVC figure of Trevor in a window box, designed by Caesar and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. From December 19th, the statue will be up for pre-order and will be priced $49.99 only when it arrives on store in summer 2019.

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Trever Belmont PVC Statue

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This striking pose of Trevor Belmont is a true spectacle that deserves a place on the shelves of series fans. Hopefully, Diamond Choose Toys will later come up with some unholy creatures from the same line that would look perfect right next to it.

Last month, we heard that Shankar is currently working on his upcoming Devil May Cry project, which is being developed as a Netflix original series ad is also assigned for an Assassin's Creed animated show that has yet to announce an official date.