Showing posts with label Oculus Rift. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Oculus Rift. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Release Date

Skydance and Skybound reveals brand-new trailer for The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners with a 2020 release date.

Announced back at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, upcoming VR game The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners from developer/publisher Skydance Interactive in association with Skybound Entertainment was slated for a 2019 launch.

For more than a year, there was no buzz about the project and we finally get an official release date when almost nearing end of the year. Currently developed for Oculus Rift system, the game is aiming to come out in January 23, 2020.

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The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Release Date

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A brand-new cinematic story trailer is released for TWD: Saints and Sinners lately, to reveal its launch date.




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Entire narrative of the cinematic revolves around an unnamed female character who is a resident of New Orleans, living her daily life like everyone else until a fateful day when society has collapsed upon the rise of dead army.

Everyday citizens become violent scavengers looking for supplies and wouldn't hesitate to put down another or sacrificed to a roaming horde for loot and it all comes back to that young girl who has now become an axe wielding survivor.

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Set within the post-apocalyptic world of The Walking Dead series by renowned Image Comics writer Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible), Saints & Sinners explores human stories in times of major crisis like a zombie apocalypse.

Players will have to deal more than swarm of undead hordes and continue struggling if they are to survive. Although it has nothing to do with Telltale Games, the game is a survival horror that follows choice-based storytelling.

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Saints and Sinners VR game is set three years after initial outbreak took place and players will wander within New Orleans a powerful group called The Tower has control over everything and can be more threatening than a pack of zombies.

Entire campaign is around 15 hours worth of story, where you can come across other faction members and get into conflict. Your objective is to look for a lost bunker full of supplies and chop off some undead heads while you are at it.

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Immersive Survival Horror

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Weapons arsenal contains axes, blades, blunts, guns, throwable objects and bandages are used to heal wounds. Everything from surrounding environment to character you encounter is rendered to cel-shaded level of graphics.

Although weapons will degrade, players can always craft new ones using parts and supplies are mostly found in abandoned houses. You must go through dialog choices and pick your own action whenever you cross paths with rival groups.

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Often times, VR games fail to give players a gameplay depth and many of them are simply an "immersive experience" through virtual reality but Skydance Interactive is trying their best to provide a proper gaming experience.

Having potential to be a pioneer in next generation of VR gaming, The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners have yet to confirm their final release platforms aside from Oculus Rift, which hopefully will be revealed soon with a gameplay footage. 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

GNOG Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store returns this week to giveaway two new PC games, Alan Wake and For Honor for free.

After offering two free games for last two weeks, Epic Games comes with a single freebie offering this week. Today, 3D puzzle-adventure game GNOG from developer Ko-Op and publisher Double Fine goes free on Epic Games Store.

If you haven't played or purchased it on other platforms, then you can simply head over to Epic Store anytime before August 15, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT and grab a copy for PC platform with a free account on their digital outlet.

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GNOG Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Players are to roam through a tactile world full of toys and explore its secrets by perform actions like click, grab, poke, point, pull or spin. GNOG wants to interact with you using colorful designs and help you solve puzzles.

You can also enjoy the joyride in VR only if you have Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset to immerse yourself into it. Depending on what riddle you are up to solving, you may end up in outer space or could be cooking in a stove. Yeah, that sounds weird!

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Despite often being on headlines for being on the crosshairs of PC gamers every now and then, Epic Games Store has managed to bring some positive vibe top their storefront with their free game giveaway program and some traffic.

For next week, Epic Store is returning once again with a bundle of two different titles; action role-playing game Hyper Light Drifter and turn-based tactical RPG title Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden for free on August 15, 2019.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Humble Store Bethesda Softworks Spring Sale 2019

Publisher studio Bethesda Softworks celebrates "Spring Sale" on Humble Store with exciting discounts offers on select games.

As Humble Store is already hosting an ongoing Spring Sale, publisher Bethesda Softworks decided to chime in with their great collection of many fan-favorite titles for some amazing discounted prices for fans of all genres.

Get your hands on some award-winning titles from franchises that Bethesda published over years now and prepare yourself as some of those games are currently due for an anticipated sequel release very soon from same publisher studio.

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Humble Store Bethesda Softworks Spring Sale 2019

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Hailing from popular action-adventure series Dishonored by developer Arkane Studios, you can bag in both Dishonored 2 and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Deluxe Bundle at a solid 50% off while this limited time offer lasts.

Then get Fallout 4 and its Season Pass including all four DLC packs both at a 50% discount rate. Though Fallout 76 sucked a lot for many it may improve over time and available at 33% off whereas Tricentennial Edition of the game comes at 35%.

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Not grabbing Doom on 50% off and miss out its modern-day shooter experience would be sin punishable by sending you to Hell. Similar sentiments can be expressed for skipping out Prey Deluxe Edition when it comes down to 40%.

Renowned TES titles like The Elder Scrolls Online Standard Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is now up for grabs within 50-30% off over their retails price and is worth checking out.

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Build up some hype in advance for Wolfenstein: Youngblood by sinking your teeth deep into Nazi-killing shooter by getting Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus or Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Deluxe Edition by Machine Games at 50% drop.

Upon purchasing, you will be provided a Steam key to redeem the title for playing on PC platform. However, don't stress out yourself thinking you might miss some of them because a Steam Summer Sale would probably offer similar deals pretty soon.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App Hints PC Version

Fans have been digging up evidence for Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version and got hint from the game's mobile app.

From the very moment of announcement to this date as the game is launched already, people have been still asking whether or not PC version of Western-themed action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming from developer/publisher Rockstar Games.

Enthusiast fans even dug up a leaked listing for the game on PC and LinkedIn profile of a Rockstar employee which suggests his involvement with the version. However, the new source of hints came from the game's mobile app launched earlier.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App Hints PC Version

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Newly surfaced codes from RDR2 companion app suggests that this open world adventure could make its way to PC, if not soon then later. The series of codes also indicates to the possible introduction of virtual reality within the game as well.

Despite the presence of code parameters that clearly points out PC references and frame limit, some are pointing this out as a possibility for a future desktop app for the game. Then again, that doesn't really explain the mentions of Oculus Rift.

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Though most of the series of hidden codes may appear meaningless to many players, we are only showing a few of the lines here that are relevant to our discussion.

PARAM_FrameLimit (A framelimiter)
PARAM_DX11Use8BitTargets (Probably due to Xbox One)
PARAM_HDStreamingInFlight (Also present in GTA V PC version)
PARAM_Oculus (Probably for future use of virtual reality)
PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpDurango
PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpOrbis
PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpPC
PARAM_singleThreadedRenderer
PostFX::g_CheckerBoardEnable

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RDR2 is already is the most-anticipated game of the year that is taking over by keeping players busy on their PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Many experts are even speculating that the game might end up selling 20 million units by the end of this year.

Even though, Rockstar didn't launch the first game, Red Dead Redemption on PC after eight years of its initial release or the Red Dead Revolver from 2004, they might want to reconsider this time and cash in on the trending hype of the game.

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Besides, the company does have a history of making surprise PC releases as they did with Grand Theft Auto V, denying all possibly and reports of PC port but ended up releasing one eventually after two years of the original release.

However, taking into account that the Red Dead series may remain as a console-exclusive since neither Red Dead Revolver nor Red Dead Redemption has made it to the platform, long after exceeding the time GTA5 took but we never know that for sure.

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Rockstar Games never gone on record by officially stating that there won't be a Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version ever and therefore leaving possibilities for us. They might as well break the trend and release the game for high-end PC with impressive graphics.

Somewhere down the line, players may really get their wish fulfilled by them but till then, be thankful that this masterpiece of a game came out after all these years and keep enjoying it on consoles or on YouTube (if you don't own a console).

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Electronic Arts Acquires Respawn Entertainment

Video game publisher Electronic Arts plans to acquire Titanfall series developer Respawn Entertainment.

Independent video game development studio Respawn Entertainment is known for their proficiency in making excellent games and is widely known for creating first-person shooter games like Titanfall, Titanfall 2 and Titanfall: Assault.

Apparently, big-name industry publisher company Electronic Arts also thinks the same. So, this Thursday, EA has officially announced that they have bought development studio Respawn to make kick-ass games for them from now on.

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Electronic Arts Acquires Respawn Entertainment

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According to recent press release, EA has spent about $151 million cash, another $164 million in long-term stocks and a variable earnout of about $140 million to Respawn for finalizing this deal, which could hit up to a total of $455 million.

Respawn is already working on a new Titanfall game, a virtual reality first-person combat experience project to release on 2019 for Oculus Rift and then there is an unnamed third-person action adventure EA game set within Star Wars universe.

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Here's what Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment has to say about this deal on a Blog post.

"While it wasn’t necessary, going with EA made a lot of sense. With Titanfall and Star Wars, EA has been a great development partner that supports us and doesn’t interfere with our process for making games or studio culture."

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For years, both EA and Respawn has been in a good business relationship and since the latter is more than capable of making big-bucks for them by producing great new games, they thought it would be wise to take the studio under their wings.

Studio founder Vince Zampella and Jason West were both former Activision employees, who were responsible for creation of iconic Call of Duty shooter franchise during their stint as executives at developer Infinity Ward.

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Back in 2010, Activision fired both West and Zampella after filing a lawsuit alleging that they were working to establish a new studio with Electronic Arts. It all came to settlement among these companies but West left while Zampella remained as CEO.

When Respawn is initially founded, EA has published their multiplayer shooter game Titanfall and it managed to blow everyone's mind. Then they eventually became more experienced and got craftier with its inevitable sequel; Titanfall 2.

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Only good news from this deal that is worth being joyful over is that, all current projects in development at Respawn will be continued uninterruptedly as it was going even after EA's takeover, since they recently shut down Visceral Games.

Most of time during a company takeover usually results in uncertain fate for current games on progress and job cuts for employees. Moreover, Respawn will now have access to EA's knowledge, resources, support and more creative control over their projects.