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

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Sony Wants to Buy Castlevania, Metal Gear and Silent Hill from Konami

Old rumor of Sony looking to buy popular Konami franchises is refueled by recent reports of Silent Hill reboot.

For weeks, reports of a Silent Hill reboot game by Hideo Kojima is out there and two more franchise of developer/publisher Konami has joined that list, according to another recent rumor from image-based bulletin board 4Chan.

A user on 4Chan who claimed to be a Konami employee, states earlier that Sony Interactive Entertainment is interested to purchase Castlevania, Metal Gear and Silent Hill series to produce a series of PlayStation 5-exclusives.

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Sony Wants to Buy Castlevania, Metal Gear and Silent Hill from Konami

RELATED: Konami and Hideo Kojima Rumored to Work on Silent Hills Reboot

A full reboot of Castlevania series in style of Bloodborne and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is planned for SIE Japan Studio. Sony previously helped Konami with PlayStation 4 ports of Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night in 2018.

Apparently, Sony wishes to remake Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake from military action-adventure series from decades ago that spearheaded stealth genre in video games with franchise creator Hideo Kojima on board.

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They are also pushing Konami for a soft reboot of their iconic survival horror game series Silent Hill with Kojima in charge. There are even several attempts of reviving Kojima's 2015 canceled title Silent Hills for next-gen console PS5.

Creator of Silent Hill and Siren game series, Keiichiro Toyama and lead concept artist of The Evil Within series, Ikumi Nakamura are involved as well. Several former alums related to series are also joining a development team under Japan Studio.

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Although often times 4Chan posts leads to dead ends and should be taken with a grain of salt, this leak from January 2020 nicely aligns with many recent reports by reliable sources as well as hints from involved individuals of dev teams.

By end of last year, Kojima stated to try and awaken his horror soul to make a scariest horror game, which fans took as a nod to cancelled Silent Hills, starring actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) in lead role.

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Masahiro Ito, artist who worked on Silent Hill games have been making his own share of cryptic Tweets as well. He mentions of being in team of a game that he wishes not to get cancelled, which is another clear hint at Silent Hills.

Moreover, Sony is reportedly pushing Konami to revive their old IPs and resolve differences with Hideo Kojima for some time. While they are ready to fully fund these ambitions projects, Kojima would be given full creative control.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Konami and Hideo Kojima Rumored to Work on Silent Hills Reboot

Recent rumors suggest that Hideo Kojima and Konami will team up to revive Silent Hill franchise through a reboot.

When a massive dispute between Hideo Kojima and developer/publisher Konami has led to the former to leave company back in 2015, an attempted reboot of fan-favorite Silent Hill survival horror series was being shelved for good.

Earlier this year, there was a rumor of Konami working on two new titles from their iconic series. A latest rumor suggests that Sony is apparently trying to revive Silent Hills for PlayStation 5 console with Kojima and Konami on board.

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Konami and Hideo Kojima Rumored to Work on Silent Hills Reboot

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Shortly after Kojima's departure, Komani has cancelled his ambitious project and removed its demo titled P.T. ("playable teaser") from PlayStation Store and even after five years of its cancellation, fans are still clamoring to bring it back.

After seeking out various developer studios to get a pitch, Konami ended up settling for two new Silent Hill games. One of them is a series reboot and another will be more in episodic format like most titles from Telltale Games.

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

Having a track record for trustworthy sources, Twitter user Aesthetic Gamer has posted the following lately.


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One source states that creature designer Masahiro Ito of original series is currently working on one of those new game. 1999 Silent Hill director and writer, Keiichiro Toyama along with composer Akira Yamaoka is also reportedly returning.

Rumor has it that, this trio is assembled by SIE Japan Studio for a soft reboot of the franchise, joining up with development team of Project Siren, a group that previously worked on 2008 PlayStation 3 horror game Siren: Blood Curse.

RELATED: Silent Hills P.T. Remake for PC by Fan

For a rumored second game, Sony is interested to re-launch Kojima's canceled title in anticipation of upcoming next-gen release as a PS5-exclusive by having Konami own the IPs and let Kojima Productions continue its development.

Given past history between Metal Gear series creator and its Japanese publisher, it seems quite impossible for any collaboration among them but Sony has stepped in to build a bridge to patch things up for a series reboot of Silent Hill.

RELATED: Konami Shuts Down Silent Hills P.T. Remake

If Sony can somehow manage to make two new Silent Hill games as PlayStation 5-exclusive, they can be a driving force to sell more consoles. There are plans to include VR support to promote next-gen PlayStation VR device as well.

An immense fan-demand for scrapped Silent Hills game has forced Sony to seriously rethink its revival. Although it took years for Konami to get Silent Hill series back in track, fans would finally see Kojima making the scariest horror game.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for March 2020

Xbox Live Gold members to get their hands on free games like Batman: The Enemy Within and Sonic Generations on March 2020.

A brand-new lineup of free games is revealed today for members of Xbox Live Gold monthly subscription service. When March will finally arrive, these titles will become available to enjoy on Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles.

Games With Gold for next month will kick-start with a Telltale classic and two backward compatibility will join on March 16. Aside from monthly games on a regular basis, subscribers can enjoy exclusive discounts on Microsoft Store.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for March 2020

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Batman: The Enemy Within
After an entire season of vigilante crime-fighting in Batman: The Telltale Series, players will step into role of billionaire Bruce Wayne as he goes deep undercover to investigate organized crime for a second season in The Enemy Within.

New threats like Bane, Harley Quinn, Mr. Freeze and Riddler emerge from shadows to spread chaos across Gotham City. Batman witnesses former Arkham patient John Doe and slowly descend into madness to become The Joker.

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Batman: The Enemy Within on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
As fourth installment of Shantae video game series, Half-Genie Hero debuts as a 2D platformer where titular lead character fights enemies with her hair-whip attack or use her magical belly dance turn into various creatures to solve puzzles.

Throughout its stages are many hidden objects that you can only access when you transform into one of those creatures. Elephant form will let you push heavy obstacles, monkey can leap to high places and mermaid can swim underwater.

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
In a follow-up sequel to Lords of Shadow, protagonist Gabriel Belmont returns as Dracula to save humanity from Satan. There are some fun references of past games from Castlevania franchise and as well as some recurring characters.

Although Lords of Shadow 2 doesn't live up to legacy of its predecessor that much, it excels in combat. Also, developer Mercury Steam tried their best to move from a linear campaign and shift directive at open-world gameplay adventure.

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Sonic Generations
Riding on recent success of Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie, right now is a good time unlike any to jump on board with 2011 side-scrolling platform game Sonic Generations by developer Sonic Team and publisher Sega.

Sent back in past through time paradox by a mysterious entity, Sonic and his sidekick Tails are forced to join their younger selves in a fight against Doctor Eggman, who has done the same to erase all history of their defeats at their hands.

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Sonic Generations on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Xbox Live Gold has offered a nice mix of free games for March 2020 that will be a delight for many casual players. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can download and play these Games With Gold offerings as well when they are out.

Live Gold members can also sign up for Game Pass Ultimate, which has all of its features and access to over 100 great games. Game Pass keeps adding new titles for console and PC platform, so there is always something new to try out.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

New Silent Hill and Fatal Frame Movie Announced by Original Director

Original Silent Hill movie director Christophe Gans will return for new Silent Hill and a Fatal Frame movie.

When director Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf, Saint Ange) made a live-action adaptation of Silent Hill back in 2006, it got barely noticed by franchise fans, regardless of which a lackluster sequel was made in 2012 anyway.

In a recent interview with French website Allocine, Gans has revealed that he is currently busy working on a film adaption of survival horror game series Fatal Frame AKA Project Zero and returning to direct a new Silent Hill movie as well.

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New Silent Hill and Fatal Frame Movie Announced by Original Director

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His former project will be set in Japan due to its roots are inspired from many cultural aspects of haunted house setting. Latter film will project atmosphere of a small American town that has been devastated by Puritan movements.

For his latest projects, Gans will be collaborating with executive producer of Resident Evil movies, Victor Hadida. Like his previous film, Gans is very committed to stay faithfully close to source material of these media.

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Gans also revealed in his interview that after his stint on first Silent Hill movie, he stepped away from an offer to direct its 2012 sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation, when he realized that producers wanted to make a film like Resident Evil.

Compared to many other video game movies released over years, 2006 version of Silent Hill was better received by critics and fans alike. Gans was successful in recreating a fog-covered town and recurring themes shown in series titles.

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

Konami has kind of abandoned this popular franchise after cancellation of 2014 psychological horror reboot title Silent Hills and is busy making pachinko machines these days, leading many fans to believe that the series has come to an end.

However, it seems like they are finally moving towards a right direction since upcoming Silent Hill movie by Christophe Gans is going to be joined by two new video game titles as well that are reportedly under development now.

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

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

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.

RELATED: Silent Hills P.T. Remake for PC by Fan

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.

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

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.