Showing posts with label Konami. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Konami. Show all posts

Friday, December 20, 2019

P.T. Modder Finds Way to Explore Silent Hills Town

Latest hack for P.T., "Playable Teaser" lets player take a look outside at surrounding town of Silent Hills.

It has been a while since developer/publisher Konami has pulled the plug on a demo for their iconic survival horror series reboot titled P.T., yet there are legion of curious fans who still wants to know more about that playable teaser.

Lately, a modder named Lance McDonald has been digging deep into its depths to pull out never-before-seen contents from the short-lived demo and one of his most recent attempts have let him walk around whole town of Silent Hills.

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P.T. Modder Finds Way to Explore Silent Hills Town

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McDonald has made discovery of P.T. details such as players are at all times being followed by antagonist Lisa and character model of protagonist bears likeness to actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) earlier.

Trying to access way to outside of an ever-looping hallway, he thought of patched the demo to tie its starting room to outdoors map. He did and fell through ground as soon as he stepped out, triggering Lisa to arrive and reset everything.

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It appears that although these locations were built into demo, they were never meant to be visited by anyone on its short run. Therefore, this falling mechanism was added as a safeguard by Kojima Productions to keep you contained.

Since this event will only occur when player would try to cross its playable area, he tried to trick the game into thinking that he is still in that room and made the character float slightly above ground to avoid any jump scare from Lisa.

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Lance McDonald later uploaded a video on YouTube of his wandering on ghost town streets of Silent Hills.




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Turns out, this special fix worked nicely and the P.T. demo never had any doubt of player location as he traveled outside streets for some time only to find so much unused content just lying around, probably never to be used again.

Though Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) never really got to explroe Silent Hills properly, Konami is reportedly interested in hiring Kojima for a new project that may even bring del Toro on board as well.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for January 2020

Xbox Live Gold members will get their hands on free games like Batman: The Telltale Series and Tekken 6 on January 2020.

Approaching towards year 2020, many people still don't know what they are getting into but Xbox Live Gold members are at least aware that which games they are getting soon on their consoles next month within a few days.

Enjoy four new exciting games exclusively on Xbox One and two of them are coming from Xbox 360 using backward compatibility. Subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service can also play these Games with Gold titles for free.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for January 2020

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Styx: Shards of Darkness
A sequel to Styx: Master of Shadows, stealth-based adventure game Styx: Shards of Darkness marks the return of titular goblin assassin who must sneak past dangerous territories of Dark Elven city of Körangar to uncover a plot.

Your objective is focused on traversing through sandbox environments, trick enemies and set traps in order to survive. Styx is able to replicate himself and a second player can control one of those clones in multiplayer co-op mode.

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Styx: Shards of Darkness on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Batman: The Telltale Series
Following recent revival of Telltale Games, many of their old games have returned to stores and so is Batman: The Telltale Series. Now it is time to go back to Gotham City once again to take a deep dive into its dark depths filled with mystery.

Throughout all 5 complete episodes, you explore life events of billionaire Bruce Wayne as himself and his persona as Batman. A relentless rogue's gallery and his actions will lay an path to a grim narrative for The Dark Knight.

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Batman: The Telltale Series on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Tekken 6
For a fighting game that came out a decade ago, Tekken 6 proudly carries its series legacy of past games from developer/publisher Bandai Namco Games while including many gameplay elements to stand out among other contemporaries.

Combatants joining in latest Iron Fist Tournament bring their deadly moves and combos that anyone can easily get a grip on. Newly added features include a beat-'em-up campaign and a Rage system for players to grow strength.

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Tekken 6 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
Since holiday season is upon us and everyone is suffering from Star Wars fever with recent release of Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, it is high time to get into more adventure that will take you to a galaxy far, far away in LEGO style.

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy takes players to an epic saga while adding a healthy dose of humor in the mix. More than 50 iconic characters like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and many more are playable in a classic retelling.

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LEGO Star Wars II on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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If you have a membership to Game Pass Ultimate, you get to download and play all four Games with Gold titles when they become available next month, with access to a rich catalogue of over 100 great games on both PC and Xbox consoles.

Xbox Live Gold members are also getting exclusive discount on purchase of games at Microsoft Store. Either you are an existing customer of any of the two services or someone new, you can join today or simply upgrade your plan for $1 only.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Pro Evolution Soccer Removes Mesut Özil Over China Criticism

Following his criticism of China treatment of Uighur Muslims, Arsenal star Mesut Özil is removed from Pro Evolution Soccer 2020.

In a latest controversy regarding China, professional soccer player of Turkish-German origin and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil is removed from popular football simulation game Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 for his criticism of the country.

After he publicly called out Chinese government for their treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang on his personal social media accounts recently, his character likeness has been taken away from three versions of PES 2020 in China.

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Pro Evolution Soccer Removes Mesut Özil Over China Criticism

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According to a United Nations report, China is currently detaining more than one million Muslims within internment camps at Xinjiang region, which Özil has taken stance against through his Instagram and Twitter posts.

According to an expert, Özil's statement could cause Premier League clubs to lose millions in revenue for broadcast deals and sponsorship from Chinese market, which is another example of Chinese censorship affecting Western entertainment media.

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Özil posted a poem on his Twitter account where he spoke out against China and their treatment to Muslism of Uighurs.


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Foreign ministry of China has debunked his claims saying, the former Germany player has been blinded and mislead by media. Afterwards, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV pulled out live coverage of a match between Arsenal and Manchester City.

Chinese company NetEase is the series publisher in Chinese market and they stated to remove the character of known Arsenal star from all three existing titles including PES 2020 Mobile for their region following his outspoken statement.

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In response to his harsh criticism, NetEase has posted their comments on Chinese social media site Weibo.

The German player Ozil posted an extreme statement about China on social media. The speech hurt the feelings of Chinese fans and violated the sports’ spirit of love and peace. We do not understand, accept, or forgive this.

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Last year, developer/publisher Ubisoft made change to blood spatters, slot machines and others aspects of tactical shooter title Rainbow Six Siege in order to comply with Chinese regulations but reverses all changes after community backlash.

Most recently, Blizzard Entertainment has banned eSports player and Hearthstone champion Blitzchung for a year when decided to stand up in solidarity with protestors of Hong Kong and show his support in an official stream in October 2019.

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Mesut Özil Removed From PES in China

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Earlier this year, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has Tweeted out his support for Hong Kong protestors and was forced to delete his post shortly afterwards when it has strained relationship between China and NBA.

To appease Chinese Football Association and do damage control to minimize further financial blow, Arsenal has since distanced themselves from his extreme personal comments and claimed to be "always apolitical" as a club.

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So far, original series publisher Konami has yet to make any comment over removal of Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil from Pro Evolution Soccer 2020. It is very much likely for them to sit this one down and let NetEase do what they want to.

Pro Evolution Soccer has just renewed their license agreement lately with well-known Premier League clubs to continue their long-running partnership on PES series with plans to largely focus on eFootball Pro tournaments online.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

P.T. Camera Hack Reveals Player Character to Be Norman Reedus

A recent camera hack for P.T., Silent Hills "Playable Teaser" shows Norman Reedus to be the guy you play as.

In an attempt to reinvent popular survival horror series Silent Hill, developer/publisher Konami had game director Hideo Kojima to work on a demo titled P.T. for a now cancelled Silent Hills project that was launched on PlayStation Network in 2014.

Despite it being scrapped, people seem to be making new discoveries within "Playable Teaser" every now and then. A recent camera hack reveals player character to be actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) all along.

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P.T. Camera Hack Reveals Player Character to Be Norman Reedus

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Video game hacker Lance McDonald has unearthed many other secrets in P.T. earlier using camera trickery. Reedus appearing as in-game character shouldn't be a surprise for those who originally completed the demo though.

After completing all cryptic puzzles of P.T., a trailer reveals that Norman will be starring as lead character for a new Silent Hills game but there was never any real confirmation on if he was the unknown protagonist as well, until now.

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McDonald posted a short clip of his findings on Twitter to reveal who the player character really looked like.


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Aside from showing Reedus at the end, there was always room for guessing about whom we are playing as since its narrative is shown in first-person perspective and the character's visage was obscured on purpose whenever he looked into a mirror.

Konami pulled out the P.T. demo from PlayStation Network a year later upon confirming cancellation of Silent Hills, which was meant to be a psychological horror game from Hideo Kojima and his Kojima Productions that never happened.

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Kojima eventually started working on his own project Death Stranding after leaving Konami with film director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) and Norman Reedus that became a massive critical-hit on launch lately.

It appears from is most recent Tweets that Kojima is hinting at making a horror game up next and he would very much likely to bring back Del Toro and Reedus once again, following immense success of their last collaboration.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Dead Cells, Gears 5 and More

Newest lineup for September 2019 includes Dead Cells, Enter the Gungeon, Gears 5 and more to Xbox Game Pass library.

Now that Xbox Game Pass subscription service is available for both PC and Xbox One, more games are being included to their lineup frequently and lately, Microsoft Studios has been adding some fan-favorite titles for its members.

Some titles that are available on PC platform may not be for Xbox consoles but they all will be added to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for sure. So, it would be a great time to get a membership or upgrade to Ultimate if you already have one.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Dead Cells, Gears 5 and More

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Bad North: Jotuun Edition | PC, Ultimate
When a group of Viking invaders raids your island kingdom and kills your father, you are left to assume command in a war. Bad North is a real-time strategy by developer Plausible Concept and publisher Raw Fury to test your leadership.

Players are tasked to defend their people from attacking Vikings and come up with tactics to protect their houses. If the invading army is successful in burning those houses, they will not generate any gold coins that are necessary for upgrades.

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Bad North on Xbox Game Pass

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Creature in the Well | Console, PC, Ultimate
A hack-and-slash game from developer/publisher Flight School Studio that is a pinball-inspired title played from a top-down perspective. Throughout eight dungeons, you would come across many secrets, unlockables and upgradeable weapons.

Players embark a journey operating as a BOT-C unit, into a desert mountain trying to restore power of an ancient facility, for a dungeon crawler adventure full of challenges while being hunted at all times by an all-seeing creature.

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Creature in the Well on Xbox Game Pass

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Dead Cells | Console, PC, Ultimate
An indie blockbuster by developer/publisher Motion Twin that follows a roguelike-metroidvania gameplay mechanics where you play as a reanimated corpse of a prisoner that explores within dungeons in order to escape from an unnamed island.

In your quest for salvation, you collect abilities, power-ups, skins and weapons that help you overcome obstacles. Levels are procedurally generated in random manner and even though a 2D game, it has a similar combat style to Souls series.

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Dead Cells on Xbox Game Pass

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Enter the Gungeon | Console, PC, Ultimate
In an attempt to get their hands on a gun that can kill the past, a group of misfits decides to raid a legendary Gungeon. Enemies are armed to teeth and dreaded bosses are just as fearsome to make your survival seemingly impossible.

You can choose a hero for solo action or join in a co-op game to fight your way to ultimate prize in this award-winning bullet hell dungeon crawler title Enter the Gungeon by developer Dodge Roll and publisher Devolver Digital.

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Enter the Gungeon on Xbox Game Pass

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Gears 5 | Console, PC, Ultimate
Iconic third-person shooter franchise Gears of War is returning to glory with Gears 5 from developer studio The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios, featuring five different game modes and ever so expansive story campaign.

Experience all-new multiplayer mode Escape or rally up with your friends online in playing Horde mode. Members of Game Pass Ultimate will have access to Ultimate Edition of the game four days earlier than everyone else though.

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Gears 5 on Xbox Game Pass

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GoNNER: Blüeberry Edition | Console, PC, Ultimate
Another roguelike title from this lineup, GoNNER is a 2D platformer with challenging boss battles and several endings. Players take control of an altruistic Ikk who is on a journey to make his giant whale friend named Sally happy.

In a quest for finding trinkets, you may die too often but you will eventually be rewarded if you manage to keep up. Experiment with your abilities from start to find a suitable playstyle and don't forget to look for secret areas for items.

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GoNNER on Xbox Game Pass

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Metal Gear Solid HD Edition: 2 & 3 | Console, Ultimate
Get back to the roots of Metal Gear Solid series in a HD Edition bundle of second and third installment by developer/publisher Konami. As rookie agent Raiden, you try to rescue U.S. President from a terrorist group called "Sons of Liberty".

Then protagonist Naked Snake is tasked with a mission during Cold War to eliminate his former mentor. Although MGS 3: Snake Eater follows similar gameplay of past games, new aspects like camouflage and close quarters combat was introduced.

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Metal Gear Solid HD Edition 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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Shadow Warrior 2 | PC, Ultimate
A sequel to 2013 first-person shooter game Shadow Warrior from developer Flying Wild Hog and publisher Devolver Digital that has both single-player and four player co-op mode to play as protagonist Lo Wang alongside anonymous ninjas.

You take a job from Yakuza to retrieve an ancient trinket and then are sent to save their leader's daughter Kamiko from their rivals. However, she is injected with compound 61 and begins to mutate, for which a cure should be found.

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Shadow Warrior 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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Notable titles like Joy Ride Turbo, Lego Batman 2, Lego Indiana Jones, Ninja Gaiden Black, Onrush, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Split/Second, 'Splosion Man, The Hunter: Call of The Wild and The Maw are leaving Game Pass by the end of September.

Xbox Game Pass is giving a promotional offer to their brand-new subscribers to get first two months for $2 only. Xbox Live Gold and regular members of Game Pass can also upgrade to Game Pass Ultimate package for just $2 right now.

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.