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Monday, September 16, 2019

Gears 5 Breaks Xbox Game Studios Launch Record

Days within release, Gears 5 breaks records as biggest launch for any Xbox Game Studios game this generation.

Building up a lot of hype from E3 2018 announcement, developer studio The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios have released third-person shooter game Gears 5 this holiday season on PC via Steam and Xbox One platforms.

Latest from fan-favorite Gears of War franchise, the game broke all previous sales records and now has become biggest launch title of current generation Xbox home consoles in its opening weekend without any sign of slowing down.

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Gears 5 Breaks Xbox Game Studios Launch Record

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It marks the biggest launch week for Xbox Game Studios (formerly known as Microsoft Studios) by drawing more than three million players, which is double in count from Gears of War 4 debut week and most played than Halo 4.

Players who purchased Gears 5 Ultimate Edition or subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service got four-day early access from September 6 even though many were not able to connect to due to issues with Xbox Live Gold service.

RELATED: Gears 5 Campaign and Horde Mode Revealed

Not only are they making impressive sales on Xbox and Xbox Game Pass monthly service but numbers have almost tripled on PC compared to its predecessor title from 2016, making the game largest debut for its publisher till date.

Story of Gears 5 continues from where it left of in last game and follows protagonist Kait Diaz on a personal journey to Sera. Aside from open-world campaign, beloved Horde Mode makes a return alongside crossover with Halo: Reach and more.

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Hit With Critics and Fans

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When looking at these numbers, we must also keep in mind that numbers were increased on some level from subscription services, Xbox One X and Xbox One S console bundle most of which didn't exist when Gears of War 4 came out.

Since many number of Gears 5 players never purchased the game directly will complicate sales number and player count. Nevertheless, critics and fans are really enjoying their experience and it even got sixth best Metacritic user score for an Xbox title.

Samurai Shodown 2019 Free DLC Character Shizumaru Out Now

Shizumaru Hisame joins battle today in sword-based fighting game Samurai Shodown 2019 as free DLC character.

Already out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, sword-based fighting game Samurai Shodown (2019) from developer/publisher SNK Corporation is waiting to arrive later on Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch and PC platforms.

Earlier, SNK announced to feature a new character to SamSho 2019 every month and will continue till February 2020. Today, newest blade-wielding warrior Shizumaru Hisame will be joining as free DLC character for all players.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 Free DLC Character Shizumaru Out Now

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Kid prodigy Shizumaru Hisame is cutting into action today to take stage for the month and make rain of blood.




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Debuted in Samurai Shodown III, this amnesiac lad has been a troubled youth looking for answers about who he really is. He has a unique fighting style that is a blend of skillful wielding his umbrella and a short sword.

Despite his innocent look, this young fellow possesses a murderous rage within him that he always fights to keep in check. In any fight, his opponent is moments away from getting wrecked soon as his demonic side takes over.

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Shizumaru Takes Stage

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His ability of softly floating down in-air is a great way to confuse opponents with their timing and keep them open for an attack. Not only does he look up to Haohmaru, Hisame has an uppercut move akin to his Kougetstuzan.

Shizumaru comes to Samurai Shodown 2019 today as latest free DLC fighter with many more to come in upcoming months. Be very aware when facing this veteran character because his looks are deceiving for his bestial nature.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Nioh 2 Open Beta Release Date

Team Ninja has announced Nioh 2 Open Beta for November on PS Store with a full release due for early 2020.

Long after making an official reveal back at E3 2018 event, developer studios Koei Tecmo Games and Team Ninja returned revealing a batch of new screenshots for their upcoming action role-playing title Nioh 2 last month.

Then last week at Tokyo Game Show 2019, a gameplay overview trailer came out with a release window of early 2020. Open Beta program for fans of the samurai adventure game is announced to begin from November 1, 2019.

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Nioh 2 Open Beta Release Date

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A playable demo was made available for panel attendees earlier in TGS 2019 and now players from all over the world can experience gameplay of highly-anticipated Nioh sequel for 10 days-long only a month after at PlayStation Store.

Apparently, only players on PlayStation 4 consoles can take part in Open Beta and there is no official confirmation on whether Team Ninja will keep this a PS4-exclusive title or it may see launch on PC and Xbox One platforms.

RELATED: Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Trailer

Despite comparison between Nioh series and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by From Software, developers made sure that it stands out unique among other samurai games, including upcoming Ghost of Tsushima from Sucker Punch.

Nioh 2 doesn't have an official release date revealed yet other than a launch period of early 2020 on PS4 and hopefully that is not January. Original Nioh came out on February 2017 from publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

DiRT Rally Free on Steam Now

British video game studio Codemasters are offering PC version of their acclaimed racing game DiRT Rally for free on Steam.

By now, developer/publisher Codemasters has given away their 2015 authentic racing game DiRT Rally too many times for PC platform on different outlets and yet it is currently freebie title to claim on Steam once again.

Only two weeks ago, Humble Store was offering free copies of the game for 72 hours to celebrate their Summer Sale promotion. If you somehow missed that and didn't wish to sign up to their newsletter, here is another chance for you.

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DiRT Rally Free on Steam Now

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Although there is a problem that many faced trying to add it to their library and doesn't start downloading after it is added. This could probably because of some internal Steam issue but you need not to worry if you have already claimed it.

Regardless of you are being a casual or hardcore gamer, DiRT Rally gives you a realistic taste of rally racing than any other simulator. You can add this excellent game to your account anytime before September 16, 7:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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Now there is a common speculation going around among players that the game may get removed from Steam soon since that is what usually happens to a title when it is given away for free on Valve's digital outlet for multiple times.

Codemasters have offered DiRT Rally for free a couple of times by now but that simply doesn't mean it is leaving Steam for sure. Even if it gets delisted anyways, you can still download and play the game from your library anytime.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Remnant: From the Ashes Adds Adventure Mode

Post-apocalyptic action role-playing shooter Remnant: From the Ashes gets new Adventure game mode in latest free patch.

Following launch on August 20, action role-playing third person shooter Remnant: From the Ashes from developer Gunfire Games and publisher Perfect World Entertainment has picked a sizable player base on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

In less than a month, developers have pushed their first big post-launch content update for players on all platforms that will include Adventure mode, balance to gears, quality of life improvements and it is completely free.

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Remnant: From the Ashes Adds Adventure Mode

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Latest inclusion of Adventure mode will let you play individual worlds with your party and will end when its World Boss is defeated. You can play through dynamically generated versions of Earth, Rhom, and Yaesha from a single World Stone.

Dungeon locations, enemy spawns, points of interest and much more will not be the same from your story campaign. This game mode will not replace your campaign progress but your character will keep any items you found.

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Accidentally deleting your character is harder now, solving Bell Puzzle will relive you of fighting Ravager, enemy health slightly reduced for Nightmare Mode, hunting rifles get extended magazine and gets a crit buff with hunting pistols.

There are also a ton of minor graphical optimization, tweaks and updates within the free patch to improve gameplay experience. Lastly, Wasteland Goodboy has now been buffed and promoted from Goodboy to Very Goodboy.

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Gunfire Games will add a new quest called Leto's Lab on September 19, where titular Leto was messing around with fast travel mechanics and world stones, which eventually didn't work as planned and players are to sort his mess.

Remnant: From the Ashes gave players a taste of Dark Souls with guns, which people loved so much and now that Adventure mode is adding new twists to it, put on your survival boots and jump into its unforgiving world once more.

Play Anthem With Origin Access

After seven months of drag following launch, Anthem has finally joined EA Access monthly subscription service.

Though debuted as one of most anticipated video games of 2019, online multiplayer action role-playing game Anthem from developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts has been a train-wreck ever since it was released.

After a couple of failed attempts to revive its player base with content and patches, EA has finally made the game available for their subscription-based service EA Access and Origin Access on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Play Anthem With Origin Access

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Regular subscribers will be able to play Standard Edition of the game and Premier tier members of Origin Access for PC platform can get their hands on Legion of Dawn edition, which has bunch of more cool staffs for each Javelin classes.

Earlier, Origin Access members were only able to get "Play First" trial comprised of a 10-hour preview of main game. Instead of paying $14.99 for Premier subscription, players can now have the game on regular Access for $4.99 only.

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BioWare's latest open-world action RPG was updated with endgame activity Cataclysm back in August and received another patch on September 4, yet it could never lived up to its hype or even deliver a decent experience for many who supported it.

At one point there was a rumor that Anthem is likely to go free-to-play anytime and now joining EA Access vault has made it pretty much that. They simply do not have enough content to do that like Bungie did with Destiny 2: New Light.

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Origin Access Games for September 2019

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September 19 will see FIFA 20 to arrive for all three major platforms on "Play First" and full game on Premier. EA Access to add Out of the Park Baseball 20, The Escapists 2, Ultimate Chicken Horse, Vambrace: Cold Soul and Yooka-Laylee today.

After lead producer Ben Irving leaving recently, the future of Anthem seems uncertain but Electronic Arts pledges to continue their support through post-launch content, which still is a critical and commercial disappointment to them.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Death Stranding TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

Tokyo Game Show 2019 presentation opens up with a "Briefing" for Death Stranding and deep within gameplay.

After a surprise appearance at Gamescom 2019, game director Hideo Kojima promised to reveal more gameplay details on upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding at Tokyo Game Show 2019.

Before starting TGS presentation, a seven-minute long "Briefing" trailer is released from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment that will unfold more story depth to already confused fans.

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Death Stranding TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

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Following "Briefing" trailer sheds light on how Sam Bridges has a key role to play in reconnecting the world.




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Protagonist Sam Porter Bridges is accompanied into White House Oval Office by Bridges affiliate, Die-Hardman. He shows Amelie to him as a new leader for United Cities of America in their first step to rebuild the entire nation.

She is the daughter of previous President Bridget and planned on connecting all remaining cities under Chiral Network. Sam however is not too pleased to see them or want to work for them, probably because of some bitter experience from past.

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She arranged a mission to look for survivors with best of Bridges 1 and successfully lead them all avoiding BTs (Beached Thing). In three years, they convinced many communities to join UCA but things went south when they came to Edge Knot City.

They came across a militant separatist group called "Homo Demons", who took out their team and held her hostage to protect their liberty. In actual, they are terrorists who kill people and don't shy away from engineering "Voidout".

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Sam is called in here to go for a rescue mission on Edge Knot City to bring Amelie back home from their grasp but he cynically declines to work for them ever again, saying they also are a cult like those Demons and he is not a part of them anymore.

Then a 49-minute long gameplay video presented by Kojima himself at Tokyo Game Show 2019 was unveiled to fans. To avoid any major spoilers he edited out a few things but rest is just a deep-dive into playing aspects of Death Stranding.

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Here goes the archive video of Death Stranding from PlayStation booth stage event, presented by director Hideo Kojima.




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Before heading onto any expedition, Sam has to prepare himself with cargo loadout and balance his tools. Every attachment carries weight on him which can impact his movement and his stamina bar may run out pretty fast.

Take a good look at the map to see what sort of terrain you are going to explore, if they have hills to climb or if there is water to pass by. Then plan out your course for journey and pack necessary tools like anchors or ladders.

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Making rounds through a fractured world Sam will not come across other players but may find something useful that someone else have left behind. Often times, these items will greatly aid you and so, don't forget to leave a like for them.

In between carrying out those packages take a moment of rest by sitting on grass and maybe take a nap as well. To put some pressure off, Sam can lighten his load by placing his cargo on a Floating Carrier that will follow him along.

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At one point, he uses it like a skateboard for climbing down from an extremely rocky area to sneak on MULE enemy camp. There he appeared to have stolen one of their trucks for transport and can ride a motorcycle if he wishes to.

Light travel lets you move at a faster pace and he may have trouble balancing himself if there is too much load over his shoulder. Aside from taking care of himself in Recharging Spring, Sam can try to cheer up his Bridge Baby sometime.

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In a boss battle against a beastly BT creature, Sam repeatedly used a weapon called EX Grenade to defeat it. If you manage to spot one of them from far and undetected, then using Anti-BT Handgun on them will be a good idea.

During struggle of your journey, you may often lose a cargo on your way but be sure to get that back when you can. Upon completing deliveries to communities, they will thank him and are most likely to connect with Chiral Network.

RELATED: Death Stranding May Come to PC

Ever since Kojima has split up with his former employer and publisher Konami, he has been working on a game where he received extensive support from Sony Interactive Entertainment to unleash his creative talent on his new project.

Death Stranding is currently heading towards a set release date of November 8, 2019 to arrive on PS4 and though there are theories of it coming to PC platform after a timed exclusivity period, no official confirmation were given so far.

Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Trailer

Latest gameplay trailer for upcoming Action RPG title Nioh 2 from TGS 2019 showcases mythical Yokai.

Only a few weeks ago, developer studios Koei Tecmo Games and Team Ninja teaming up with publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment have announced to reveal more of their upcoming action role-playing title Nioh 2 at Tokyo Game Show 2019.

Shortly after uploading to official YouTube channel of U.S. PlayStation, a trailer was quickly removed earlier only to republish it again hours later to offer us brief look into gameplay and a possible release window set for early 2020.

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Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Trailer

RELATED: Nioh 2 Reveals New Screenshots

Witness your first ever glimpse of Yokai action mechanics in latest Nioh 2 gameplay trailer straight from TGS 2019.




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TGS 2019 trailer focuses on its half-breed protagonist and gameplay elements inspired from Souls series. As part human and part Yokai, he wields immense power at his command that is displayed in some fearsome boss battles.

Team Ninja has also brought a playable demo for Tokyo Game Show this week featuring an opening level called The Village of Cursed Blossoms. Players will find themselves facing dreaded threats here among natural beauties.

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Mythical Yokai Abound

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An essential aspect of Nioh franchise is Yokai and these mystical beasts are playing major part in entire story. Each of these creatures is themed on unique characteristics and there are a number of varieties to keep you challenged.

Another deadly beast known as Mezuki carrying a saw-like weapon is also part of latest TGS demo. Players who will engage it in combat will have a test of their skill because when in Dark Realm, they become fiercer than ever.

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Guardian Spirit Magami

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Team Ninja made an interesting choice to join a crowded release window of early 2020 when it will be competing against major AAA-titles like Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy VII Remake and The Last of Us 2, or it can just come out in January.

Aspiring to be a worthy successor of its critically-acclaimed 2017 predecessor, Nioh 2 improves on overall design and story. It will pick up from where the original game ended as a follow-up and will offer players a wide variety of customization.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Red Dead Online: Frontier Pursuits Out Now

Frontier Pursuits goes live adding new adjustments, specialist roles, Outlaw Pass and more to Red Dead Online.

Though Western-themed action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 was able to see some crazy success on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, its multiplayer component Red Dead Online has been struggling to meet that same height.

Earlier this month, developer/publisher Rockstar Games announced to release a brand-new update on September 10. Today, Frontier Pursuits goes live to introduce a number of new activities, contents and features in RDO.

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Red Dead Online: Frontier Pursuits Out Now

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Players can took on a role of a Bounty Hunter by picking up a license from Rhodes and then start taking down dangerous outlaws. There are plenty of works you can get from law offices, post offices and train stations for rewards.

To become a Trader, team up with your camp buddy Cripps and turn your place into a business hub for sellable goods using his experience. You just buy a butcher table to get your venture running and start working with animal materials.

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Pick Up Bounties

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Or you can just obtain a special bag from mysterious saleswoman Madam Nazar and look for valuable treasures and fortune. She can help you find many of them hidden in your surroundings for you to become a seasoned Collector.

Each of these roles has their unique character progression system and costs 15 Gold Bars to start up as either one of them. There are unique items like clothing, horse equipment and weapon skins to unlock for skill upgrades.

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Become a Trader

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Aside from specialist roles, latest update also adds some gameplay changes to better your overall experience in Red Dead Online. Whenever a player will take damage, indicators will show where that character was hit from.

Character appearance can now be changed without having to resetting progress and custom outfit slots have been expanded. Receive a higher selling price for looted jewelry and take on your role-specific Free Roam Events.

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Explore for Treasures

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Twitch Prime members can get Bounty Hunter license for free by linking their account to Rockstar social club before September 8. Anyone missing that window can still receive it within 72 hours after linking your accounts.

Hunting down all of 54 of hidden playing cards in GTA Online will grant you a free Collector's Bag and every active PlayStation Plus subscribers can get their hands on butcher table to prosper as a Trader before October 14, 2019.

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Red Roan Breton

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Everyone owning Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition on any consoles will get two newly added steeds Red Roan Breton and Sorrel Breton in Bounty Hunter's progression at a discounted price as bonus, which is a great offer.

PS Plus members are also getting an extra RDO $250 for joining anytime from now and October 7, 2019. For those PS4 players who do not own a PS Plus subscription can still play Red Dead Online until September 16, so don't miss it.

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The Outlaw Pass

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Getting into RDO anytime from September 10 through November 18 gets you membership of Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Club automatically, which provides you with accessories, care packages, clothing items, emote, graphic camp flag and more.

For extra gears, exclusive items, perks and increased rewards, get an Outlaw Pass by spending 35 Gold Bars. More activities like Legendary Bounties to keep you busy and weekly maps are heading to Red Dead Online each week.