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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Battlefield V Firestorm Battle Royale Gameplay Trailer

Firestorm Battle Royale mode will bring new aspects to last-man-standing shooter and comes to Battlefield 5 on March 25.

Though first-person shooter Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts didn't fare well when it was released back in November 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, many hoped for the post-launch content to change that.

Battlefield fans were hoping that upcoming Battle Royale mode Firestorm would really shake things up for good and we even had an early peak at it from a leaked footage. We saw an official introductory video of what it is about and now there is more.

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Battlefield V Firestorm Battle Royale Gameplay Trailer

RELATED: Battlefield V Firestorm Official Reveal

A more detailed gameplay trailer has been dropped by EA for players to know more about what they are getting into.




RELATED: Battlefield V Battle Royale Firestorm Footage Leaked

We saw four player squads dropping in parachutes from above and then immediately forced to engage in a combat within a massive sandbox where they all race against a deadly ring of fire quickly consuming everything on its path of destruction.

Firestorm mostly embraces different gunplay mechanics of BV along with combat vehicles, destructible surroundings and impressive visuals. It offers you a wide array of different rides at launch, including a tractor with mounted cannon on its back.

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Whether you are roaming on land, sky or water, with or without assistance, always have a look out for someone trying to ambush on you even if you are in an armored vehicle, because enemies can always fire up some anti-vehicle weapon at you.

You will also be looking for common, rare and epic weapons throughout the map while sometime even came across strongboxes or safes to get the best loots available but chances are, there will be some risks of going after them as well.

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Firestorm Combat Vehicles

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Struggle for survival is real in this World War I era based last-man-standing shooter title but there are some powerful land vehicles stored in lockup houses that would take some effort to open before you get some advantage over your opponents.

Basically, this gameplay trailer is an extended version of the official Firestorm reveal trailer for Battlefield V that DICE released about a week ago with detailed definition for things and stuffs, with additional footage capturing the intensity of the 64 players Battle Royale mode.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kotal Kahn

Brand-new Mortal Kombat 11 reveal trailer pits Outworld Emperor Kotal Khan against Jacqui Briggs for a showdown.

Fans of Mortal Kombat fighting game series has been eagerly waiting on the edge of their seats for Mortal Kombat 11 by developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to launch on April 2018.

Just after they announced official dates for closed beta program worldwide on consoles, the game reveals one of its recently introduced dreaded antagonists Kotal Kahn for upcoming MK11 tournament in a brand-new reveal trailer.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kotal Kahn

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Check out the reveal trailer of Kotal Kahn showcasing his gameplay moves against an unlikely opponent with an unexpected result.




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Kotal enters the arena by shapeshifting into his humanoid form after lunging in as a lion-like creature against Special Forces member Jacqui Briggs, both showing their typical demeanor as Emperor of Outworld and professional Olympic boxer.

After taking a few hits and a punch on his face, the Osh-Tekk warrior initially delivers an intense beat down Earthrealm fighter by swinging his sword down on her to slam her to ground, sawing a little, drink her blood and even burned her with God Ray.

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It was seemingly an endgame for Jacqui at that point but she quickly turns the tides of the fight by retaliating with barrage of pounding on Kahn. A few more blasts and pummeling off her gauntlets eventually enabled her to defeat her opponent.

She sets up the stage for a Fatality move with her Fatal Blow, which is to push Kahn against an energy wall before shooting him down with her Hand Cannon and then kicking him so hard that he smashed onto the wall, breaking it.

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Both debuting back in Mortal Kombat X, Kotal Kahn hails from Outworld and is also known as Ko'atal, whereas Jacqueline "Jacqui" Briggs on the other hand is the first African-American female fighter in the franchise and a friend of Cassie Cage.

A direct sequel to MKX, Mortal Kombat 11 is expecting to arrive for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 23, 2019. However, the Switch version will see launch in May 10 for European region after it was delayed previously.

Beyond: Two Souls, Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain Comes to Epic Games Store

Three acclaimed games from developer Quantic Dream are coming to PC later this year on Epic Games Store.

Players on PlayStation platform may or may not recognize developer Quantic Dream for action-adventure games like Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 but they sure have heard of Detroit: Become Human from 2018.

Though they are not one of those ground-breaking successful titles, they sure are beloved by fans and sort of exclusive to PS consoles. Recently, the French studio has decided to release PC version of these three games on Epic Games Store later this year.

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Quantic Dream Trilogy Comes to Epic Games Store

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It was announced during Game Developers Conference 2019 lately that all three of these acclaimed titles are heading to Epic Games' digital distribution platform in 2019 for PC and will be sold as timed exclusives for a whole year.

Whether Epic has just partnered up with Quantic Dream by funding their development phase for PC ports or did they simply paid a good chunk of cash to gain exclusive distribution rights for a certain time is still not revealed to everyone curious.

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Back in January 2019, Chinese internet giant NetEase has taken an interest and invested into the developers with a plan of releasing future projects on multiple platforms in order to reach global audience on a larger scale.

Following this new deal with Epic Games, their twelve years of exclusive partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment has now come to an end. Other than working on exclusives, the company will now focus on several projects at a time from now on.

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Founded in 1997 by co-CEO and game director David Cage, Paris-based developer studio Quantic Dream made a name for themselves in making action-adventure game with an engaging narrative driven plots that gives players a unique experience.

Epic Games Store snatches another victory over their market competitor Steam by bagging up Beyond: Two Souls, Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain a year earlier, which could definitely be a big-game changer for them.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Overview Trailer

From Software drops another trailer featuring gameplay aspects and story highlights of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Although launch trailer for upcoming action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by developer From Software and publisher Activision is already dropped weeks before release, we are not done getting more peek into the title.

Before the game arrives for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 22, 2019, an overall tour of gameplay mechanics, progression, story and other aspects are jammed into an overview trailer to enlighten players about what Sekiro is.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Overview Trailer

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

Take a good look at the blessed five minutes of tour into the world the game is set in and witness never before seen footage.




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Nearing the end of Sengoku period, a young boy was found by the Owl who then took on the stray as an apprentice and raised him to be a shinobi. Known as the Wolf, he is tasked with protecting a young boy named Kuro, The Divine Heir.

Being last descendant of a legendary bloodline makes him a target and he is abducted by the Ashina clan. In an ensuing battle to protect his lord, the noble warrior loses his arm but is rescued by a hermit monk, who then armed him with a special ninja prosthetic.

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

Using an arsenal of tools and weapons like flame vent, grappling hook, loaded axe or spear, Sekiro goes out seeking his master and wage war against his enemies by engage them in combat or tactically get the drop on them to complete his mission.

As one-armed wolf, he would either implement direct faceoff and silent takedowns depending on what the present situation demands. "Resurrection" plays a vital aspect of the game for players to use very carefully, because it allows a second chance with repercussions.

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Path to Vengeance

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Creating your own path to vengeance demands for a lot of patience and a handful of skills, mastering which would also be a major task. In order to survive in this unforgiving world, you have to go through bloodshed and face endless clash.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice offers a completely different experience than of previous From Software games but it offers a new dimension of challenges anyone has ever faced on Bloodborne or Dark Souls series of titles.

Friday, March 15, 2019

No Man's Sky Beyond Update

No Man's Sky major update Beyond is announced and will come to all available platforms on summer 2019.

Although action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky from developer/publisher Hello Games saw a rocky launch on PC and PlayStation 4 for lack of promised features when it arrived back in August 2016, they resolved those issues by the time it came to Xbox One in July 2018.

The studio eventually worked on it by introducing multiplayer components and then started releasing a series of free updates to deliver better experience to fans, which will be continued with upcoming free update Beyond in summer 2019.

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No Man's Sky Beyond Update

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A huge part of the gameplay of NMS involves exploration and initially a large number of initial complain from players was that in-game open world universe seemed a bit repetitive but listening to fan community, they fixed most part of that issues.

Following the release of NEXT update last year, Hello Games worked on a roadmap for their future releases. Beyond will roll in every feature that made all three of the past free updates great and would bring in No Man's Sky Online.

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Their goal here is to expand social experience to the already existent multiplayer mode that will connect group of players from across worlds to play and interact together. Despite bringing large number of people in one place, it would not be an MMO.

General online elements will be there without anyone having to subscribe to any monthly services, nor there be any sort of micro-transactions and mostly, anyone who owns the game can instantly take part into the fray.

RELATED: No Man’s Sky NEXT Update Live Now

Ever since the developers released NEXT update that received very positive feedback for it, dev team started planning on bring more participants to the table rather than small groups of friends playing to make things a lot more exciting.

With a goal to surpass what they achieved in 2018, Hello Games is determined to take things to further and Beyond for the foreseeable future of No Man's Sky. What seemed like an ending after previous updates was actually a new beginning for the game and its community.

Back 4 Blood Announced

Left 4 Dead creators Turtle Rock Studios announced a spiritual sequel and upcoming co-op zombie shooter Back 4 Blood.

Zombie shooter games have always a special place to video game lovers all over the world but very few have succeeded in matching the legacy created by Left 4 Dead of 2008 by developer Turtle Rock Studios and publisher Valve Corporation.

A sequel, Left 4 Dead 2 came out in 2009 and a decade has passed in anticipation for release of a third installment with no hope for it or whatsoever, until now. Apparently, the original studio that worked on L4D is back with a spiritual sequel titled Back 4 Blood.

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Back 4 Blood Announced

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Turtle Rock is currently developing a cooperative shooter game where players will fend off hordes of zombies for the sake of their own survival, which sounds a lot like what L4D offered but they insist that it really is an original and unique IP.

Despite taking inspiration from the popular co-op zombie shooter franchise, the development team insists that the game is not Left 4 Dead 3 at all. They are about to introduce new features to honor the legacy of the preceding titles but being very coy about them.

RELATED: Job Listing Suggests Left 4 Dead 3 in Development?

Back in June 2018, a job listing for hiring animator, character concept artist and level designers with expertise of working on competitive FPS posted by the studio for a globally known franchise had many of us believed that Left 4 Dead 3 was indeed in development.

Of course, B4B will have a campaign mode while option for player-versus-player combat will also be there. However, they are not planning on to push a Battle Royale mode for it as it is heading to launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Developers are working in collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for this project that is committed to a player-first mentality. With everything they have learned over years, Turtle Rock Studios only focuses to move forward with new ideas.

When finished, Back 4 Blood would be a great opportunity for old-school fans of Left 4 Dead to jump back into a genre they craved for so long and new generation of players would be able to experience the same thrill of taking on undead hordes with squad mates.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Battlefield V Firestorm Official Reveal

Official Firestorm reveal trailer for Battle Royale mode of Battlefield V heralds the release date to be March 25.

Even though standard Battle Royale games offer a 100 player stand-off to death, developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts will allow only 64 to compete in Firestorm mode of their latest first-person shooter game Battlefield V.

A statement issued back in October 2018 announced that players will not receive battle royale mode until March 2019 and now, March 25 is revealed to be the release date for it to all BFV players worldwide via a new trailer dropped by EA.

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Battlefield V Firestorm Official Reveal

RELATED: Battlefield V Battle Royale Firestorm Coming in 2019

Check out the brand-new official reveal trailer for Firestorm, featuring brief battle royale action sequences from Battlefield 5.




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The trailer starts with a typical style for last-man-standing shooter where we see soldiers jumping off planes in parachute to their destined battleground and help each other out to bring them to their feet, only to notice other squads to drop nearby.

Then they each head to nearby establishments to seek cover and weapons, followed by a shootout between two parties. Bombs starts dropping from above when a red flare is shot at the house next to barn filled with a rival group.

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The gang who arrived first is now out in the open and one of their members finds a tractor that they use to ram through opposing force to break out of the barn they were in. To evade an ever imposing ring of fire on them, they all hop in a helicopter found close at hand.

Moving to a new land to fight, they come across an enemy boat and one of them is lost in the ensuing gunfire. By the time they reach to ground, tanks are deployed, dams are destroyed, forests are burnt and the fire is closing in quicker.

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The fight reaches to a climax and the leader of the group draws out his melee weapon to charge at an enemy when he is out of ammo and another of his squad member bites the dust while one of his teammates attempts to shoot that man by targeting him via rifle scope.

Introducing Battlefield's biggest map ever from DICE team, Firestorm lets player engage solo or in 4-person squads as they collect loots and unlock vehicles to ride to victory parade aside from calling in V-1 flying bomb for reinforcements.

RELATED: Battlefield V Battle Royale Firestorm Footage Leaked

Despite a lot of complaints against the developers for failing to live up to expectation and release of an early leaked footage of Battle Royale mode, Firestorm trailer still manages to shine and promise players a great experience that would probably help them redeem themselves.

Set on World War II era, Battlefield V is currently available for everyone to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Though it may sound a little disappointing but those who want to play in duos will have to wait till April 2019 for the mode to finally arrive on the game.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Apex Legends Rumored to Include Titans

Respawn Entertainment is rumored to add giant robot Titans to their sensational battle royale shooter Apex Legends.

Ever since developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts came up with free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One based on their renowned Titanfall series, it has taken over the genre.

Although we are not getting Titanfall 3 anytime soon, Respawn is rumored to add iconic mech-styled Titans from the series to this latest Battle Royale spin-off title that has already topped 50 million player counts within a month of release.

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Apex Legends Rumored to Include Titans

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Even before the game arrived for all, people were hoping to see those hulking machines rampaging throughout the battlegrounds but no one really was quite sure how they would fit into the gameplay mechanics of the title.

Set in Titanfall universe after the events of Titanfall 2, the last-man-standing shooter takes place on a lawless sector of victorious militia force Frontier called the Outlands. So, those 20-feet tall machines can start stomping around the landscape of Apex anytime now.

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Below is the video with information that has been causing all the stirring about Titans into Apex Legends battle royale lately.




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The clip is taken from an early and unreleased build of Apex that features voice lines uttered by a Pathfinder that includes mention of Infected, Reapers, Spectres and Stalkers other than Titans, all belonging to the same fictional universe.

All three of Reapers, Spectres and Stalkers are known ground enemy types from previous games of the franchise. "Infected Coming In" line probably refers to players infecting other rivals to join their side much like Halo's "Infected" mode.

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Reapers of Titanfall 2

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If these robots are included as all-new enemy classes, then we might very well be getting a PvPvE mode where aside from killing each other, players have to worry about and stay alert from being ambushed by these dreaded enemies as well.

On its second month from global launch, Apex Legends has already managed to gather a massive community of players who are eagerly waiting for their first major content update and we sincerely hope that Respawn will make it worth for everyone.

State of Decay 2 Choose Your Own Apocalypse Update Release Date

Upcoming "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" Update for State of Decay 2 by Undead Labs will add new difficulty modes.

Developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios continued their successful legacy of open world zombie survival video game State of Decay from 2013 with its sequel title State of Decay 2 that came out in 2018 for PC and Xbox One.

With mixed to average response from critics and fan-base, the game amassed a total of 3 million players within months and went on to release two DLCs. The studio recently announced of releasing brand-new "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update later this month.

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State of Decay 2 "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" Update Release Date

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It was revealed during a latest episode of Inside Xbox that players who own either of Standard and Ultimate Edition or have subscription to Xbox Game Pass will be able to download "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update for free when it arrives on March 26.

You get to choose from two new difficulty modes called Dread Zone and Nightmare Zone to put your survival skills to test. Either go out on behalf of your existing community or just start a new one before dipping your toes into those zones.

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Dread Zone will challenge you with a blood plague that comes with a faster-acting infection gauge. There will be fewer resources to scavenge while pits you against deadlier horde of zombies and plague-infected juggernauts.

Nightmare Zone is for more experienced and hardcore players, who will come across a tougher crowd of hostile NPCs and an infection period that lets one last for only 10 minutes. Obviously, packs of annoying freaks will make it miserable for you in the mean time.

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Back in November 2018, developers came up with Zedhunter update that brought us slew of changes and mentioning Undead Labs is about to introduce their next SOD2 update in 2019 for a new level of difficulty experience.

Surviving in a post-apocalyptic world is no joyride for sure but those who love some punishing challenges would admire the changes derived from past DLCs of State of Decay 2 will have fun with "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update for sure.

Master Chief Collection Coming to PC, Adds Halo: Reach

Xbox One compilation of Halo: The Master Chief Collection will add Halo: Reach and will launch on PC later this year.

Before they became well-known for popular multiplayer shooter franchise Destiny, developer Bungie Studios had a history with Halo series of military science fiction shooter that is currently helmed by 343 Industries, subsidiary of Xbox Game Studios.

Halo: Reach was a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved that they developed back in 2010 is going to be added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a definitive series compilation and both are coming to PC, according to an announcement made during a recent episode of Inside Xbox.

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Master Chief Collection Coming to PC, Adds Halo: Reach

RELATED: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Coming to Xbox Game Pass

Witness the official announcement trailer for a legendary saga heading over to PC after remaining exclusive to Xbox consoles for many years.




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MCC will be made available on Microsoft Store and Steam in its entirety but a release date is yet to be revealed. With that, two of the most frequently made request from Halo community is finally getting fulfilled and fans are having what they wanted all along.

To ensure a flawless experience on PC, 343 Industries is looking to deliver every little aspects and features of the original collection. Therefore, each title will see launch one by one only after their team of developers deems it to be ready.

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Master Chief's story will start arriving on the new platform with Halo: Reach that marks the beginnings of his journey. Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4 will follow a chronological order of release afterwards.

Rather than having players to wait for a few years while they thoroughly work on each title until it is finally ready to drop, fans can now jump into action right away whenever a game is complete and joins the rest of the bundle.

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Halo – Reach Will Be Added to Master Chief Collection

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Not only player community has been asking to bring MCC on PC, adding Reach to the fray was also one of their second most asked demands. Aside from granting those two requests, 343 Industries is looking forward to work on fan feedbacks as well.

Working side by side with Splash Damage and Ruffian, 343 development team is dedicating their efforts to deliver a true experience of Master Chief Collection in 4K resolution and HDR graphics on a constant 60FPS frame rate.

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Everyone who already owns the collection will receive multiplayer content of Reach including Forge and the Theater on Xbox One but Campaign and Firefight mode will come to all as a premium digital add-on.

Active subscribers of Xbox Game Pass are automatically getting access to Halo: Reach as well as MCC in their monthly subscription deal. Players on PC can have the same great experiences by purchasing the title on Microsoft Store and Steam upon release.

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Master Chief Collection on Xbox Game Pass

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With Halo Infinite inbound for release as the next game in franchise and a live-action television series heading to Showtime, Microsoft has made a smart move for fans and new players to keep busy saving mankind into the boots of Spartan super-soldiers by then.

Originally, Halo: The Master Chief Collection landed on 2014 facing a rocky reception at launch for poor matchmaking options but fixed later via a series of patches and now a new platform of audience is getting ready to step into Halo universe.

Street Fighter V In-Game Ads Return

Capcom is bringing back Street Fighter V in-game ads for their partnership deal with Japanese clothing brand UNIQLO.

A while ago developer/publisher Capcom has introduced in-game advertising within Street Fighter V, fifth mainline release from their popular fighting game series Street Fighter and was eventually removed upon negative fan-response.

Of course, people were still skeptical that it may only be a temporary move they pulled off and might return anytime in the foreseeable future. Capcom has brought back that function today to promote a Japanese clothing brand UNIQLO UT.

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Street Fighter V In-Game Ads Return

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After collaborating with major video game companies like Blizzard and Nintendo in past, the clothing shop has shifted focus on popular characters of the Street Fighter franchise. Their collection of tees will be mostly comprised of classic victory quotes and screen from SF series.

Their initial design lineup features characters like Akuma, Bison, Cammy, Chun Li, Dhalsim, E. Honda, Guile, Ken, Ryu and Sagat from the 90's legendary arcade game Street Fighter II and current flagship title Street Fighter V.

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Street Fighter UT Collection Designs

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UNIQLO UT is looking at this Spring window to launch their twelve different Street Fighter UT collection designs in stores and online alongside Capcom Cup 2019 event. They also released some spectacular promotional artwork to compliment their upcoming clothing line.

As part of their partnership program, advertisements are returning once again in exchange for some in-game currency "Fight Money" to allow them, which could otherwise be gained via gameplay but a lot differently this time.

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Street Fighter UT Collection Promo Artwork

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Showing ads on character outfits, loading screens and stages was criticized and heavily rejected by fans saying the feature is ruining the aesthetic of the game that was already troubled with series of issues from when it launched.

However, they are returning to show UNIQLO's logo on Capcom Pro Tour-themed stages and everywhere else they used to, except for the characters this time. Apparently, they have learned a lesson from receiving unwanted fan backlash from last time.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

Official launch trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice showcases a journey to restore honor and take revenge of the one-armed Wolf.

As we are slowly marching towards the launch of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by developer From Software and publisher Activision for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 22, 2019, our excitement only grows for the game each passing day.

Curious players waiting for the heavily anticipated upcoming action-adventure are not getting any early reviews for a decision made by the publisher. However, you can always take a last-minute good look at the game through launch trailer.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

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Witness the one-armed Wolf out on his quest for revenge in the new official launch trailer of Sekiro, courtesy of From Software.




RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

The trailer opens up with new and unforeseen footage from the game where a wooden structure of some sorts is completely destroyed by a giant, raging bull that has a fiery log for horns as it approaches our ninja protagonist.

He parried an attack with his sword, jumped back even and when it still rushed towards him aggressively, the shinobi displays a new ability of vanishing in thin air and then reappearing on his position again, ready to strike again with a fire-attack.

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay and Boss Battle

Then it cut backs to a prior time when he and his master, the Owl were in a conversation regarding the latter handing his apprentice a task of protecting a young boy of great importance and failure is not a choice.

Unfortunately, Sekiro gets a prosthetic after losing his arm in ensuing fight before that boy is taken. So, he declares war against Ashina clan and unleashes his deadly warrior spirit upon them to seek revenge and fulfill his mission.

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Going face-to-face with deadly enemies, hostile lands and gruesome boss-battles, a world of pain and suffering unveils ahead of the Wolf. Luckily, he came prepared by arming himself with powerful tools and awesome ninja abilities.

Fans of both Bloodborne and Dark Souls series may not find familiar aspects of those titles in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice but regardless of much RPG elements, it still is a great action game with an intriguing back-story shrouded in mystery.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Battlefield V Battle Royale Firestorm Footage Leaked

Scheduled to come in spring 2019, video of battle royale mode "Firestorm" for Battlefield V has been leaked online.

Ever since first-person shooter title Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts is launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last year, it has been in series of troubles but players are still waiting for some of its post-launch content.

After waiting for months, fans are finally getting an early look at the game's battle royale mode, Firestorm through a leaked tutorial video slightly ahead of an official reveal, which was set to arrive at some point on March 2019.

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Battlefield V Battle Royale Firestorm Footage Leaked

RELATED: Battlefield V Battle Royale Firestorm Coming in 2019

Below is the actual leaked footage of "Firestorm" Battle Royale mode of Battlefield 5 that has found its way online, offering an early glimpse.




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Though many already knows that Firestorm is designed as a last-man-standing shooter on World War II premise where 64 player will try to hunt each other down for the ultimate glory but there will be twist on traditional Battle Royale fashion.

According to the leaked BV clip, you can jump into the middle of action after picking from Solo, Duo and Squads options. Scavenging for items and weapons will begin as soon as people are dropped on the open-world map in parachute.

RELATED: Battlefield V Multiplayer Trailer

Depending on where you chose to land, availability of loot would vary from their quantity and type. As landing spots, urban areas will reward players with more gear but would also present great challenges as everyone else would be after them.

Throughout the map, you will come across objectives and safes that will lead you to combat vehicles, rare items and reinforcements. These are the tools with advantages that one needs to change the course of fight and secure victory in the end.

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Weapon categories are divided into three different tiers; Common, Rare and Epic, all requiring unique ammo and not much of them can be carried. So, inventory management skill would come in handy or you can share loot with your teammates until you find a backpack to extend slots.

Class specific perks are not a part of Firestorm battle royale mode as you and your squad is fighting for life. Downed players can still use their sidearm while being revived by some allies but it would only work as long as you don't bleed out completely.

RELATED: Battlefield V Single Player Story Trailer

In overall comparison, B5 apparently made many improvements to the genre that would hopefully get enough traction and responding to the original Reddit leak, EA took Twitter to state that there are more to come than what we just saw here. Can't wait to find that out!

Although there are no respawning like Apex Legends and no 100-player support like we have in Fortnite or Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Battlefield V is adding their own unique takes to make Battle Royale mode great again.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Activision Won't Send Sekiro Early Review Copies

Publisher Activision is not sending out early review copies for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice before until it releases worldwide.

Upcoming anticipated action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from developer From Software and publisher Activision is only a few weeks away from releasing worldwide on March 22, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

However, unlike many other AAA-titles in the market, reviewer will not get a chance to have their early take on the game, because the publisher will not be sending out early copies for review before the game sees release.

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Activision Won't Send Sekiro Early Review Copies

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

News came in first from video game reviewer Skill Up from YouTube, who Tweeted saying Activision will not send out early review codes until the game releases.



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Usually, when a publisher doesn't want to send out review copies early before official release of a game, the quality of the game becomes a matter of concern. However, we can rest assured considering From Software is behind development wheels for the game.

Skill Up also vouched up in this matter saying, the developers are definitely worthy of our benefit of the doubt about quality given their early track records with fan-favorite games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls trilogy in the past.

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Following a press event in London, the publisher actually confirmed to several parties that they are not giving away pre-release review codes anytime before launch and people have to wait until Sekiro finally releases within weeks.

Whatever early gameplay demo they released so far, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice looks a solid title with stunning visuals. Activision is most likely has done this to prevent players from getting any spoilers in advance and not because they doesn't have faith in the product.

Slime Rancher Free on Epic Games Store Now

Available to claim until March 21, Epic Games Store is giving away farming simulator title Slime Rancher for free.

Stepping into the digital distribution market for video games, Epic Games have offered great revenue share for developer studios and free giveaway titles every two weeks after for the entirety of 2019 by launching Epic Games Store.

As the seventh entry into the free title listing offered by the online outlet, PC version of open-world life simulation game Slime Rancher from developer/publisher Monomi Park is joining today for everyone to claim a free copy of their own.

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Slime Rancher Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Typically sold for $8.99 only, the game with generally positive reviews is currently free from 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM EST of March 7 and will remain available until 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST of March 21, 2019, to claim and keep on your library forever.

It started as an Early Access title back in 2016 that eventually saw a full official release on 2016. Slime Rancher is a chilled out game where you go farming on a distant alien planet in first-person perspective as a female rancher named Beatrix LeBeau.

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She wanders around on the surface of Far Far Range, looking for slimes that she collects to raise and breed, so they generate plorts that would earn her Newbucks. This in-game currency lets players buy different upgrades for farming equipments.

Though their attempt to lure away many AAA-publishers from Steam marketplace with lucrative revenue share offering remains somewhat questionable, people seem not to care too much when they are getting some games for free.

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Wrangle Wiggly Slimes

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Have you been collecting these free giveaways on Epic Games Store from the beginning, you would have gotten Subnautica, Super Meat Boy, What Remains of Edith Finch, The Jackbox Party Pack, Axiom Verge and Thimbleweed Park already.

If you have added Slime Rancher to that freebie list, then you have a total of seven free games worth $91.93 only so far. Next on the lineup is a 2016 supernatural thriller from Night School Studio titled Oxenfree, coming on March 21, 2019.

RAGE 2: Wasteland Superhero Trailer

Conquer the wasteland of post-apocalyptic shooter Rage 2 with an array of outlandish superpowers.

An upcoming sequel to 2010 first-person shooter game Rage by id Software, RAGE 2 is being spearheaded by developer Avalanche Studios and publisher Bethesda Softworks where you play as protagonist character ranger Walker.

Scheduled to release on May 14, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game has already dropped a few gameplay trailers to showcase several in-game mechanics. Since we are still a few months away from the game to come, how about another new trailer?

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RAGE 2: Wasteland Superhero Trailer

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Enjoy the brand-new "Wasteland Superhero" trailer that Bethesda has launched recently to debrief some more features.




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Have you ever wanted a superpower for yourself? Of course, we all did at some point and to an extent, only to realize we actually can't. However, RAGE 2 lets you be a superhero of your own right to protect the wasteland from all atrocities.

Of course, our hero Walker is no caped crusader but he wears super high-tech body armor and wields some of the sickest guns. Then there are a range of cool abilities that goes hand to hand with his weapons and even complement them.

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Conquer the Wasteland

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One of his primary combat moves is a ground-pound attack called Slam, which is capable of delivering devastating damage to enemy as it is performed from height. Aim from a higher surface to drop it on 'em for maximum impact and leave them as paste.

Another powerful attack move is known as Shatter, where Walker throws away his foes off his face in situations where he is overpowered by a herd or just simply makes their heads explode using a smashing kinetic blast.

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Barrier is used to put up a portable shield to block incoming projectiles while killing anything that touches it and Vortex drags a bunch of your enemies into one place. A well-timed combo of this two will result in a slaughter of a small group.

These are the abilities you can pick up on the go and a regular use of them will make you a master of superpowers. Plus, over 70 badass upgrades are available for your abilities ranging from cooldown decrease to damage increase and more.

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Post-Apocalyptic Battlefield

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Mixing up such abilities with regular player movements like Dash, Float, Grav-Jump, Rush and Vortex jumps of the last Ranger will make you an efficient protector of wasteland. With such cool powers in your arsenal, play defensive or offensive as you like.

RAGE 2 sets out to be a full R-rated action fiesta and you can place your pre-order the game on your preferred platform to receive exclusive Cult of the Death God mission and legendary armor of Nicholas Raine from original Rage.

Original Diablo Arrives on GOG

Original Blizzard classic action RPG game Diablo becomes available to digitally purchase on GOG.

Although developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment delivered dungeon crawler action RPG title Diablo III for Nintendo Switch, fans were not very happy when they announced the next game from the series, Diablo Immortal for mobiles only at BlizzCon 2018.

Dedicated fans were very unhappy with this direction studio chose to follow and faced heavy backlash. However, they would be glad knowing that PC version of original action based hack and slash game Diablo is now available digitally.

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Original Diablo Arrives on GOG

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Those having a hard time remembering how the game used to look like can take a glance at the trailer of the 1996 role-playing game.




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According to an official announcement found on Diablo III homepage, Blizzard partnered up with digital distribution platform by CD Projekt, GOG to sell copies of the game online in its original glory for the price of $9.99 only.

Players can also choose to pick up their copy from Battle.net store but this one will definitely be different from the one offered at GOG. While the former is completely unchanged as it was during launch, latter one is an enhanced version.

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Diablo on GOG Screenshot

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Also, better audio, resolution and screen refresh rates are a perks to GOG store along with other bug fixes. In case if you are looking for a dosage of nostalgia vibe out of the title, there is option for switch back to 20 FPS graphics too.

Though bringing the game to digital platform and made available to purchase for all doesn't make everything right but at least, this is a start towards a right direction and maybe someday soon we will also see the sequel, Diablo II arriving on online outlets as well.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Apex Legends Crosses 50 Million Players

With only four weeks after release, free-to-play Battle Royale game Apex Legends has gained 50 million players.

Launching out of nowhere on February 4, 2019, free-to-play Battle Royale game Apex Legends from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts hit the video gaming industry like a wrecking ball and owned it.

The game has been passing one after another milestone ever since it is released and just within four weeks after it initially came out, Respawn's Titanfall series spin-off has successfully managed to hit a whooping 50 million overall player count.

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Apex Legends Crosses 50 Million Players

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When the game went live, a staggering one million players joined to compete against each other in first eight hours, which grew into an impressive 2.5 million count over PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide by the end of that day.

Soon, people from all over the world took notice of its presence and quickly start comparing it to the closest market competitor, Fortnite Battle Royale, which is another Battle Royale game that has seen a booming growth in a very short time.

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Fortnite took an entire 16 weeks to amass 45 million players but back then, that number was pretty remarkable. After its launch in September 2017, the game picked up 125 million players and accomplished 200 million participants so far.

However, Apex has gathered more than what Epic Games' last-man-standing shooter did in a couple of months but at an incredibly faster rate by reaching 50 million players mark in 28 just days, thus putting other titans of the industry in shame.

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Fortnite originally launched with a co-op survival game mode titled Save the World but failed to gain traction from players until they came up with free-to-play Battle Royale component. Aside from a massive player base, it garnered cultural relevance and huge popularity.

Although both Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds are still ruling champions when it comes to Battle Royale genre, Apex Legends surely is a new champion on the rising and probably the competition that can possibly overthrow the reigning supreme.