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Friday, May 17, 2019

Borderlands 3 and Vampire: Bloodlines 2 Pulled from Epic Mega Sale

Following huge price off announcement in Epic Mega Sale, Borderlands 3 and Vampire: Bloodlines 2 is pulled from Epic Store.

Ahead of annual Summer Sale of rival distribution platform Steam, Epic Games Store launched "Epic Mega Sale" that offered customers some pretty sweet discount deals and a generous $10 cash back on purchase worth $14.99 or above.

However, it appears that some publishers were not willing to be as generous with their games as Epic Games and therefore pulled off titles like Borderlands 3 and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 from first major sale of Epic Store.

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Borderlands 3 and Vampire: Bloodlines 2 Pulled from Epic Mega Sale

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Publishers often give a hefty 75-80% discount offer over select titles on various occasions but what Epic Store did to compete with Steam was not okay with some studios and they were not even notified on what final sale prices would be.

When this drastic move didn't sit well with fellow publishers, they pulled out games like Borderlands 3, Oxygen Not Included and Vampire: Bloodlines 2 simply because their mega sale was diminishing values of these games prior release.

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This unwanted debacle between distribution platform and AAA-publishers could have been avoided easily if Epic Games Store actually communicated with their partners before announcing the mega sale and didn't rush out things.

However, games bought during sales would still be honored at bought price even though some of them are currently removed from storefront. That includes highly anticipated upcoming titles from Gearbox Software and Paradox Interactive.

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Another title to create some stir during this sales period is Early Access action role-playing game Hades from developer Supergiant Games, which used to sale for just $10.99 and comes at only $6.99 after applying a 65% discounted rate.

Upon launch of Epic Mega Sale, this rogue-like dungeon crawler saw a rise in price cap that ended up being $24.99 and only came down to $14.99 following price off, so that it wouldn't be affected by newly reduced rate at all but players are not happy with such shady approach.

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Supergiant Pulled Hades from Epic Sale

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When fans took issues with a sudden change in pricing, Supergiant issued an apology on their official Blog and Discord channel for communicating poorly about their plans but it comes very suspicious why they would do it when the sale went live.

They also cleared out that players can get the game for $10 off by participating in ongoing offer that will end on June 13. From June 14, Hades would be available on $24.99 price since they updated it with so many new characters, events and features.

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Although claimed that they do not want to follow business model of Valve's Steam, Epic Games actually did worse by making expensive deals with major game developers to make their titles Epic Games Store exclusive on PC platform.

Response from PC gaming community was largely negative to this practice and some angry mobs even review bombed previous titles from those game studios on Steam; most recent examples being Borderlands 2 and Rocket League.

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Of course, Steam had their rough days in the beginning and stumbled many times before coming to a steady position. With time, Epic Store can eventually provide a better experience if they truly are here to change PC gaming for good.

Obviously, "Epic Mega Sale" was meant to benefit customers and developers but Epic Games clearly need to learn from their mistake and change their attitude of throwing money at everything whenever there is a problem.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Metro Exodus DLC Expansion Pass Roadmap

Details on Expansion Pass content for Metro Exodus is revealed by 4A Games and its first DLC is coming this summer.

Despite having to delay its original release date and then facing some issue with moving to Epic Games Store by ditching Steam, developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver still saw success with first-person shooter title Metro Exodus.

Following its release on February, a Game Plus mode was added via "Ranger Update" for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One a month later. Now, detailed plans regarding upcoming DLC release roadmap for the world of Metro is revealed.

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Metro Exodus DLC Expansion Pass Roadmap

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Owners of Aurora and Gold Edition are already covered on Expansion Pass on their respective available platform. However, you can also place your digital pre-order now on Epic Store for $9.99 only and for just $24.99 on consoles.

Developers are currently working on two major story-driven expansion packs and players would be assuming roles of two new characters other than main protagonist Artyom that belong to Spartan Rangers and one of them is an American named Sam.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR METRO EXODUS.

Kick-starting from summer 2019, first DLC titled "The Two Colonels" that chronicles the journey of Colonel Khlebnikov who comes out of Novosibirsk to meet his son but survival on surface has not been easier lately and tough decisions should be made.

Then next chapter, "Sam's Story" is scheduled arrive on early 2020 that is centered on a US marine, Sam who wants to go back to his country to reunite with his family upon learning that many other city has survived the war like Moscow.

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First expansion will hand you over a brand-new weapon in form of a deadly flame-thrower to successfully fend off mutated creatures on your way and gameplay will likely be the same you had in post-apocalyptic wasteland of Russia already.

With launch of Metro Exodus earlier this year, developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver has completed a trilogy inspired by Dmitry Glukhovsky's novels and seems like this Expansion Pass roadmap is looking to extend that established legacy.

Epic Mega Sale 2019

Ahead of summer 2019, Epic Games Store offers their first major sale in "Epic Mega Sale" and more free games than ever.

Ever since it's official launch back in December 2018, Epic Games has been bagging exclusive titles from renowned developers and giving away free games on a biweekly basis via their digital distribution platform Epic Games Store.

Lately, they have announced to sponsor PC Gaming Show at E3 2019 next month and backed it up with kicking-off their first major sale that comes with insane discount offers to turn your head around and more free games giveaway!

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Epic Mega Sale 2019

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Starting from May 16, ordering any game with a price tag of $14.99 or above gets you an instant $10 discount on behalf of Epic Store until June 13. However, it will not be applicable for DLC, Season Pass or other in-game purchases.

In case of every pre-order placed for unreleased game before May 16 that are worth $14.99 or more, customers will automatically get a $10 refund in next 7-12 days to the payment method they used for purchase and enjoy the sale.

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Many partnering developers and publishers are currently offering up to 75% off on games within their storefront. Games that are bought between May 2 and May 15 will also get a refund amount, more of which is detailed in their official FAQ section.

Epic Store is also very thankful to an immensely positive reception of their one free game in every two weeks offer and decided to give you a title each week during Epic Mega Sale for free by starting the queue with Stories Untold.

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Epic Mega Sale Games Under $5

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Within a price range of only $5, you can bag titles like Donut County, Metro: Last Light Redux, Metro Exodus, Oxenfree, Shadow Complex Remastered, Thimbleweed Park and What Remains of Edith Finch for now to add to your collection.

Increase that cap to $10 to add Afterparty, Close to the Sun, John Wick Hex, Operencia: The Stolen SunPhoenix PointShakedown: HawaiiSubnautica, The Walking Dead: The Final Season and World War Z to your purchase list.

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Epic Mega Sale Games Under $10

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If shaking up the entire video games industry with Fortnite wasn't enough, Epic had to go further and beyond and this major sales announcement is seemingly a counter to annual Steam Summer Sale that is coming in a few weeks.

Epic Games Store has been open for six months or so and despite many gamers on PC platform despises their controversial policy with exclusives to stay ahead of competition, they are making some serious wave in video game space.

Fortnite X John Wick: Wick's Bounty Limited Time Mode

Baba Yaga steps into battle royale and bounty hunters are on his tail in Fortnite X John Wick limited time mode "Wick's Bounty".

Although online battle royale game Fortnite mostly gained popularity among masses because of its free-to-play economy, it had some major crossover events with big-name franchises like Avengers that only gave it a signal boost.

In their recent arrangement, developer/publisher Epic Games have launched a limited time mode for Fortnite Battle Royale titled "Wick's Bounty" that invites everyone's favorite deadly assassin John Wick, nicknamed "Baba Yaga".

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Fortnite X John Wick: Wick's Bounty Limited Time Mode

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To kick-start this John Wick-themed event, a brief trailer is launched as well to make things exciting for players.




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The teaser opens with Reaper walking into an alleyway with his gun while tossing a gold coin and a shadow approaches from other side, which turns out to be Mr. Wick and these two starts shooting each other before it ends.

A contract is placed on him by The High Table and you are to complete challenges by taking out every other rivals till last-man-standing for gold tokens but these tokens would be given as a bounty to players who eliminates you.

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Wick’s Bounty Free Rewards

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Scoring more kills gets you more gold and it makes you more visible to map, putting a target on you. Collecting most amount of gold can put you on map for everyone to see too but you can respawn only three times during this LTM.

Aside from bonus XP, you can earn free rewards like Boogeyman Wrap, Gold Token Back Bling and One Shot Glider. Get John Wick Set from Item Shop that comes with John Wick Outfit and a Simple Sledge Pickaxe modeled to his iconic hammer.

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John Wick Set

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What many have been pointing out upon launch of Wick's Bounty is that Fortnite always had a bearded character wearing suit, which pretty much akin to Mr. Wick and players even refer him to as "John Wick" since the beginning.

Epic Games probably wanted their own version of Baba Yaga back then and designed the real John Wick to be more serious-looking than his cartoonish and less cool counterpart to help people differentiate between them.

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In 2014, actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) starred in neo-noir action thriller movie John Wick that eventually became a franchise after the movie became an instant hit, releasing two more sequels; John Wick: Chapter 2 and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.

Also, if you are a fan of John Wick, you can check out action focused strategy game John Wick Hex and even pre-order it now. Courtesy of "Epic Mega Sale", owning PC version of the game on Epic Games Store will cost you only $7.19.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Skull & Bones Delayed to 2020

Once again, Ubisoft has delayed their upcoming pirate adventure game Skull & Bones to 2020 and skipping its E3 2019 showcase.

Upcoming anticipated open-world action game Skull & Bones from developer/publisher Ubisoft was announced back at E3 2017 with an initial launch window of 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only to be delayed to 2019 last year.

However, that date is now being delayed once again and will only come out after their current fiscal year will end in March 2020. The pirate adventure will not show up at E3 2019 next month and will be released on spring next year.

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Skull & Bones Delayed to 2020

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Ubisoft made a statement saying that it is very common for newer IPs to take more time in development phase because of creative vision and newer ideas and in May 2018, developers asked for more time to deliver an engaging experience.

According to their recent earnings report, ongoing publishing plans for SNB suggests that it may eventually arrive sometime around April 2020. Since it was pushed back to improve quality, we can only hope that it was for the best reasons.

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A video featuring producer Karl Luhe addressing this delay was posted lately by Skull & Bones official Twitter account. He talks about where they are now in terms of development and offers some behind-the-scenes look as well.



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A TV show based on the game is also on its way but that wouldn't be affected by this delay in any way. Developer studio that worked on ship combat sequences of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag are working on it for their past experience.

Although getting a long-anticipated game like Skull & Bones twice after reveal is mildly frustrating but seeing Ubisoft is not rushing out an unfinished product and prioritizing quality only shows their commendable dedication to fan-service.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Global Threat Story Trailer

New Ghost Recon: Breakpoint story trailer for from Ubisoft reveals how Skell Technology became a global threat.

Getting leaked before making an official reveal, upcoming online tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint from developer/publisher Ubisoft will debut on October 4, 2019 as a sequel to Ghost Recon: Wildlands for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Players already have some look at what they are getting into with announcement trailer and gameplay footage on a live-stream last week. Now, another new clip is released today to provide more story context for Breakpoint.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Global Threat Story Trailer

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Following is a trailer showcasing how technology going awry and threatening lives have paved a way for GRB.




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The video opens up with a narration over a rendition of mythical creature golem and how it was an early representation for artificial intelligence back in 500 BC, which was originally designed by its creators to serve and protect.

Fast forward to last two decades and in a not-so-far future, technology has advanced to the point of creating driver-less cars and inventor Jake Skell has helped shaped that future with his Skell Technology by turning many myths into reality.

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He moved further to come up with lethal drones on 2001 that helped save many U.S. lives during war in Afghanistan. Establishing headquarter in Aurora Island, they were successful in making an autonomous system in recent years.

In an unfortunate turn of events, Skell technology drones were used to kill a political candidate and media sees them as a global threat now. All contact is lost with Aurora, leading Ghost Recon team to investigate their radio silence.

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Although actor Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead) is roped in to play villain in Breakpoint after being introduced through an operation update for Wildlands, he was nowhere to be seen within the trailer above but hoping to see him in future.

Ubisoft has decided to make PC version of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint skip Steam and making it an Epic Games Store-exclusive title, as usual to their stance with The Division 2 and pre-order for Gold, Ultimate or Collector's Editions are already available up there.

Samurai Shodown 2019 Gameplay Overview

SNK is back to get players to "Embrace Death" once again with 2019 Samurai Shodown reboot.

Returning to their roots of blade-wielding fighting nearly a decade after, Samurai Shodown is the latest in legendary fighting game series by developer/publisher SNK that is scheduled to launch on 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Though it originally inspired a unique gameplay mechanics that allowed swordplay in genre of fighting games, a lot of that has changed somehow in its transition from 2D graphics to 3D animation renders over the years for better.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 Gameplay Overview

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SNK has dropped a new trailer today, which offers a better gameplay overview for this anticipated fighting game.




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As we mentioned about change in playing style, newest Samurai Shodown will deprive new and season players of "Combo", which is an intentional move by developers to gradually make you skilled in combat other than relying on button mashing.

In fact, relying on the latter and being impatient in a face-off can cost you dearly if you are not paying attention. So, learn from mistakes you made in each battle and hone on striking at a precise time to be far more effective in a fight.

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One core gameplay elements distinct to the franchise is Rage Gauge that gets heated up for each time you take a hit and when it is at max Rage, players get bonus attack damage for every single blow they can land on their opponent in a match.

Other than that and a Weapon Flipping Technique to disarm your rival, you can now deliver a Lightning Blade attack by performing Rage Explosion. Once used, it will take away your Rage Gauge and you are to survive with skillful moves.

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It looks like SNK has added a Dojo Mode for players to "git gud" before they go butting heads in multiplayer. Through a revolutionary deep learning AI, your play style will be analyzed from offline or story mode playthrough.

Thus, the game creates a simulation with your unique way of playing into a CPU-controlled "ghost" character. You can either send your ghost fighter into clouds to challenge other players or even go up against a top professional from around the world.

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Intense and Epic Battles

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Classic characters like Charlotte, Galford, Genjuro Kibagami, Hanzo Hattori, Haohmaru, Nakoruru and Shiki are making their return to the current roster alongside newcomers Darli Dagger, Wu-Ruixiang and Yashamaru Kurama.

Additional characters will be added via post-launch DLC and placing a pre-order for Samurai Shodown reboot before June 30 would offer you a free Season Pass. It gives you access to four playable DLC characters and Nakoruru Retro 3D costume over first six months.

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Over a decade may have changed a few aspects of the series but a heavy influence of Japanese culture remains intact in its core to unleash a new era of samurai warriors upon us once again with a brand-new installment.

Despite being a weapon-based fighting game series, Samurai Shodown always relied heavily on a plot and upcoming 2019 game is no different. Set prior to the events of Samurai Spirits from 1993, this reboot can become another hit for staying true to its heart.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 Almost Confirmed

Returning of formers Infinity Ward developers strongly suggests for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 to be their next game.

Though there is no solid evidence for which sub-series from first-person shooter franchise Call of Duty will come out for 2019, all hints are pointing towards the release of much anticipated title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 now.

However, some recent information strongly suggests that some new project related to Modern Warfare is coming and developers at Infinity Ward are currently looking forward to a 2019 launch window that will be revealed very soon.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 Almost Confirmed

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Recent changes in LinkedIn profiles of five former Infinity Ward developers show that all of them have returned to their former home. The studio brings back Mark Grigsby as animation director, who worked on first two MW games back then.

Alex Roycewicz, Geoff Smith and Joel Emslie came back as game designer, multiplayer design director and studio art director respectively. Even Infinity Ward founder Zied Rieke himself has returned in position of gameplay director.

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Grigsby was behind popular knife melee attack mechanics of MW and worked on its weapons design. Roycewicz and Smith on the other hand were responsible for some unforgettable multiplayer maps like Overgrown and Wetwork.

Emslie came up with memorable Call of Duty character like Ghost and designed items like the ghillie suit. Rieke had the idea of original team deathmatch spawn logic and flashing health regenerating system that continue to influence COD.

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When Activision fired company co-founders Jason West and Vince Zampella, these five talented employees left Infinity Ward to join Respawn Entertainment, where they would work on successful titles like Titanfall and Titanfall 2.

After working for Respawn and before coming back to IW studio, Rieke joined Naughty Dog in 2013. Due to their reputation of creating compelling narratives, ex-developers are hired to craft a solid single-player campaign for newest Call of Duty title.

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Infinity Ward has concluded MW story arc with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 back in 2011 and even in a regular cycle of a new Call of Duty game releasing every year, fans have been eagerly waiting to get back at it till this day.

First there was some leaked info about MW4 on Twitter back in January and then some renowned NFL star confirmed of having some hands-on experience with next Call of Duty game after attending an event by publisher Activision.

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From 2007-2011, Infinity Ward has been developing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series and given how each year Activision tasks a different studio to work on next Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 4 is likely to be on the corner.

Although neither developers nor publisher companies have given any confirmation to these unofficial clues, we can get an announcement in May or expect to get a bigger reveal at E3 2019 with more information and maybe even gameplay footage.

Netflix Teasing Game Announcements at E3 2019

Netflix revealed plans to make announcements for video games based on their original movies and TV shows at E3 2019.

Since E3 2019 is just a month away from kick-starting in June, every major video game developers and publishers are prepping to show off their upcoming major projects and guess what? Online streaming giant Netflix is joining too!

Yes, subscription-based streaming service has recently announced via their sci-fi and fantasy Twitter account NX that they will be attending E3 this year and of course, they are going to make some exciting video game announcements.

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Netflix Teasing Game Announcements at E3 2019

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Apparently, Netflix have some gaming news that they want to talk about at a panel in Electronic Entertainment Expo next month and it has to do with turning fan-favorite movies and TV shows from their streaming service into exciting video games.

Though they did not drop much info about what games they are about to reveal on E3 2019 except for Stranger Things, we believe it involves some narrative-driven experiences like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and Minecraft: Story Mode.

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Shortly after NX tweeted if they can get an invite, official Twitter account for E3 engaged in a conversation that has dropped major clues at what we are about to get.



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Shortly afterwards, Geoff Keighley has confirmed on Tweeter that Netflix will be having a special panel at E3 Coliseum.



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Netflix already made a name as a popular streaming service with their original movies and TV shows like Black Mirror, Narcos and Stranger Things in recent years and is looking for expanding their territory in entertainment business perhaps.

They revealed a retro-inspired beat 'em up title Stranger Things 3: The Game at The Game Awards 2018, slated to release on July 4, 2019 for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that employs a 16-bit art style.

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Netflix Originals Into Video Games

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Despite not being a major player in video games industry, they were already working on a Stranger Things game with Telltale Games, footage of which was leaked online shortly after they announced studio closure in September 2018.

Given how NX often promotes animated and live-action shows like Altered Carbon, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Voltron: Legendary Defender and The Umbrella Academy, Netflix may reveal some upcoming releases for console and mobile at E3 2019.

Humble Store Techland Spring Sale 2019

Indie publisher Techland is celebrating "Spring Sale" on Humble Store with exclusive discounts on many of their games.

Fans of Polish developer/publisher Techland are well aware of upcoming survival horror action role-playing game Dying Light 2 and those who have yet to catch up its predecessor Dying Light from 2015 can have it now Techland Spring Sale at Humble Store.

This spring season, players can expect to enjoy some amazing discounts for a limited time on few select titles from Techland that assures you a good time with some fan-favorite games on PC platform provided via Steam keys.

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Humble Store Techland Spring Sale 2019

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Right off the bat, we can get our hands on Western-themed first-person shooter Call of Juarez from 2007 that is one of the remarkable titles from its genre and is currently available for only $2.49 at a whopping 75% reduction rate.

Then you hop in for more with fourth installment of Call of Juarez franchise in 2013, because Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is also offering a 60% price cut that lets you return to Old West for as low as $5.99 only, which is 60% off to be precise.

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Earlier, we were talking about experiencing Dying Light for an open world survival horror experience in first-person and what better way to enter a world ravaged by zombies for $15.99 at 60% discount instead of paying $39.99 full price?

Get your full dose of adrenaline-fueled rush when you already have the critically-acclaimed game with loads of downloadable content and expansion pack.


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Then get into Dying Light: Bad Blood, which is on Early Access now and up for grabs at 15%. You will begin with a Founder's Pack that includes 1000 Blood bucks in-game currency, exclusive Golden Founder's Mask and legendary skins aside from main game.

It is also possible that you are not looking for all that action and maybe want to settle for something peaceful. Then you have Pure Farming 2018 and it's Deluxe Edition for a flat 60% off now on Humble Store within May 16, 2019.

Gears 5 Possible Release Date Leaked

Ahead of E3 2019, a possible release date and box art for Gears 5 has been leaked by Taiwanese ratings board.

Following its official reveal back at E3 2018, developer studio The Coalition has been keeping quiet for their upcoming third-person shooter game Gears 5 and publisher Xbox Game Studios probably planning for a showcase at E3 2019.

We are now close to a year of its official announcement and looks like its release date has been leaked recently. Latest installment of Gears of War franchise is about to arrive sooner than we think, according to Taiwanese ratings board.

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Gears 5 Possible Release Date Leaked

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Despite what its developers and publishers have intended, a box art have been leaked from official Taiwanese Industrial Development Bureau and this information and a Spanish fan site Generacion Xbox has originally noticed it.

They also uncovered a possible launch date of September 10 for the game, which needs some confirmation though. However, it is very possible for Microsoft to choose that release window to avoid competing with major AAA-titles coming in October and November.

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Gears 5 Leaked Box Art

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What they claim to be a possible cover of Gears 5 seems pretty legit, which prominently puts focus on Kait Diaz. She is holding a Locust pendant with Marcus Fenix on her right and Queen of the Locust Horde, Myrrah on her left.

Though Locust Queen was killed by the end of Gears of War 3, she appears in flashbacks or she probably was presumed dead and now is coming back. Del Walker and JD Fenix are on lower right corner, adjacent to two seemingly new enemies.

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What is barely visible in blood stains in lower middle is probably Locust stronghold Mount Kadar and it make sense as in-game narrative would send you on a journey to Sera to discover Locust origins and their connection to Kait.

E3 will kick-off just in a month and we most probably would see this box art being revealed along with some more footage. A Microsoft platform exclusive title, Gears 5 will be launched on PC and Xbox One through Xbox Play Anywhere.

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.

RAGE 2 Post-Launch Content Roadmap 2019

Ahead of its launch, Bethesda Softworks revealed their post-launch content roadmap in 2019 for RAGE 2.

We are only a few days away from upcoming first-person shooter game RAGE 2 from developer Avalanche Studios and id Software to release on May 14, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as a follow up sequel to Rage from 2011.

Ahead of its release worldwide, publisher Bethesda Softworks has revealed their entire year of gaming roadmap recently and it seems, they are pretty jam-packed with events, community challenges and expansion packs.

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RAGE 2 Post-Launch Content Roadmap 2019

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Starting from May, players can take part in community challenges on its week of launch to win over free skins as reward. Those who clear up the first challenge will get a sick Vomit Comet Pistol skin with more to come each week.

By staying up to date with RAGE 2 social media accounts and in-game Message of the Day, you will know of more challenges and prize throughout May and June. One such in-game event "Bring the Ruckus" features half-dead mutant creature Ruckus the Crusher.

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Vomit Comet Pistol Skin

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Then a major update will arrive on June following launch period that would bring more challenges, Cheats and events. A pilotable Mech for new vehicle type in unforgiving wasteland and a monstrous enemy will be added for free as well.

Another free update will drop in July to include another new enemy and vehicle type to this single-player game. More wasteland challenges will come to keep you busy and weapon skins will to let you show-off your arsenal of firearms.

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Community Challenges and Events

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August sees launch of its first major expansion "Rise of the Ghosts" to offer a brand-new storyline. New abilities, vehicles and weapons will be provided to deal with new enemy fractions as you explore a whole new region.

Then on fall 2019, prepare for a Regisode 2: Attack of the Drones world event before grabbing its second major expansion for RAGE 2 from September through December. Community challenges and weapon skins will continue to roll out as usual.

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RAGE 2 Pre-Order Bonus

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To receive pre-order bonus that lets you play exclusive Cult of the Death God mission on release, wear legendary armor of original protagonist Nicholas Raine and wield his iconic Settler Pistol, just place your order before launch.

Revived in stunning visuals and intense gameplay mechanics, looks like post-apocalyptic shooter RAGE 2 is about to outdone its predecessor title very soon with their solid lineup of both free and paid DLC for a foreseeable future.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Announced

Ubisoft announces upcoming tactical shooter game Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint featuring Jon Bernthal.

Earlier this month, developer/publisher Ubisoft released a free story content update titled Operation Oracle for their tactical shooter title Ghost Recon: Wildlands and it introduced a new Ghost team leader named Cole D. Walker.

This post-launch update indicated a possible sequel of GRW heading our way soon and Ubisoft told everyone to keep an eye on their upcoming world premiere on Twitch and YouTube, which eventually revealed to be Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Announced

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Take a first-look at GR: Breakpoint through its official announcement trailer that came straight out of world premiere event.




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The trailer opens up with protagonist Nomad of Ghost team is stranded behind enemy lines within the deep woods of Aurora Island, home of Skell Technology, which supplied them equipment to fight Bolivian drug cartel in Wildlands.

Wounded, he is being hunted down with drones by a mysterious figure who is leading an armed a security team on his tail. This elite soldier survives the night to reunite with his teammates and now, complete their mission together.

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Survive and Fight Back

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Apparently, Cole D. Walker from Operation Oracle of GRW returns for a very specific purpose to play in Breakpoint. Portrayed by actor Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead), Walker is the dreaded antagonist hunting for Ghost operatives.

Not only has he gone rogue but he is leading a group of ex-Ghosts who call themselves Wolves, now under employment of Skell Technology. Armed with effective killing machines, they have cut all ties to outside world and hunting Ghosts down.

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Also witness first Breakpoint gameplay walkthrough footage, which gives you an idea of how its experience would be like.




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Auroa Island is a perfect setting for Ghost Recon sub-series open-world tactical shooter as it is filled with different mountains, swamps and even a volcano, something we will probably see to play some key-part it its gameplay or narrative.

Al launch, the game will let you choose from four different classes with specific abilities and you can swap between them at your will. Breakpoint will release more classes over time and plans on to offer new major expansions after each four months.

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Designed for a story-driven experience for four players, GRB challenges your survival skills in a harsh terrain of high stakes and limited resources. It introduces the new Bivouac system, which can be unlocked throughout the map and serves as camps.

Bivouac safe zones allow you to treat injuries and customize loadout or even trade items with fellow fighters in your camp. Expect more limited time crossover events like what Ubisoft had in past with Predator and Splinter Cell in Wildlands.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Pre-Order Bonus

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Pre-order for Breakpoint is already open now and ordering in advance will ensure your Beta access. Plus, you will get Sentinel MK.2 heavy outfit, Hammer MK.2 vehicle, and Valor assault rifle within Sentinel Corp Pack as pre-order bonus.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is currently scheduled to launch worldwide on October 4, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players. Ordering GRB Gold Edition comes with Year 1 Pass and all DLC packs, whereas Ultimate Edition offers a bonus mission.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Apex Legends Comes to Mobile

Electronic Arts wants to bring free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends to Chinese market and mobile devices.

In last few years, Battle Royale genre of games were already dominated by Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, February 2019 saw the arrival of Apex Legends that instantly become everyone's new favorite shooter title.

After conquering major gaming platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts now wants to bring this free-to-play shooter title for players on mobile devices.

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Apex Legends Comes to Mobile

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During their recent quarterly earnings call, EA has revealed that since the game has been a very successful project so far, they intend to and currently negotiating terms to bring Apex Legends to China and on mobile in future.

Although there is not much detail to look at, it appears that the game would likely to debut on Android and iOS devices. In order to tap into a huge audience in world of mobile gaming, they wish to explore the Chinese markets at the same time.

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Given how Battle Royale and free-to-play games becomes popular in past over a very short time, it was about time that Electronic Arts take steps toward mobile gaming territory just like Epic Games did with Fortnite Battle Royale.

Mobile gaming and Chinese market has been a lucrative aspect for video game developers and publishers these days. So, it is safe to say that Titanfall series spin-off is currently heading towards a direction for a better future up ahead.

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The game is currently suffering from a huge decrease in player count due to developers taking a strict position against cheating and banned nearly a million players and not adding much content through Season 1 Battle Pass.

Respawn has been quiet for some time regarding updates for Apex Legends but publisher EA plans on to tackle this problem by adding more engaging content in Season 2, which will be revealed at EA Play event in June.