Showing posts with label PlayStation 4. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PlayStation 4. Show all posts

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Marvel's Spider-Man Becomes Best-Selling Superhero Video Game

Marvel's Spider-Man has become best-selling video game in superhero genre, leaving Batman: Arkham City behind.

Over the years, a number of Spider-Man video games were released but only a few has become very popular among fans or commercially successful as PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game Marvel's Spider-Man from 2018.

Following a September release last year, Spider-Man on PS4 has managed to sell over 9 million copies by January 2019 and now has toppled Batman: Arkham City by becoming best-selling superhero video game of all time in United States.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Becomes Best-Selling Superhero Video Game

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Industry analyst Mat Piscatella of NPD Group has confirmed it by posting a lifetime video games sales chart on Twitter.



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This news itself is great for Marvel's most iconic superhero since it has only been out for less than a year whereas Arkham City was released back in 2011 by Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive for past generation of consoles.

Now it may come as a surprise to many superhero fans considering 2018 Spider-Man game has a Metacritic score of 87, which is great but way inferior than a 96 score set by second Batman title from critically-acclaimed Arkham series.

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In an attempt to come up with a definitive title featuring everyone's favorite wallcrawler, developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment came up with the most beloved adaptation of Spidey in video games.

Their gameplay emphasis of combat and web-slinging was able to get fans hooked and received a number of awards at The Game Awards 2018. Set on a new and unique continuity, the game has established a standard for future Marvel Games projects.

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Besides, Insomniac Games have been trying to keep fans happy with occasional release of variant Spidey suits for free and a series of paid DLC in "The City That Never Sleeps" as post launch to stay engaged and relevant.

In a recent addition, Marvel's Spider-Man has offered players Stealth and Upgraded suits from Spider-Man: Far From Home movie. Also, modern-day social media has helped spread word-of-mouth to reach a broader audience of all-ages.

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We probably won't see any major superhero titles surpassing its impressive numbers anytime soon and forthcoming Nintendo Switch-exclusive action RPG game Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is not likely to come any close either.

Upcoming anticipated title Marvel's Avengers from Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix may become a major competition next year but only an untitled sequel of Marvel's Spider-Man has the best chance to claim its number one position.

GTA Online: Diamond Casino & Resort Release Date

Test your luck, win big and live a lavishing life in Los Santos when Diamond Casino & Resort debuts in GTA Online on July 23.

Aside from keeping players busy with updates for Red Dead Online, developer/publisher Rockstar Games have planned out something new for GTA Online, online multiplayer mode of action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V.

After introducing vehicular gladiatorial combat with new rides in "Arena War", upcoming free content update titled Diamond Casino & Resort is currently heading over to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One soon on July 23, 2019.

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GTA Online: Diamond Casino & Resort Release Date

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Los Santos will see a radical change in skylines when construction project near Vinewood Park Drive and Mirror Park Boulevard is finally over. Brand-new Diamond Casino & Resort will be opening its doors for business to everyone.

People are welcome to visit and play, or just to take residence in its luxurious suits for a good time. Any entertainment you are looking for are here for high-end living and one might almost completely lost track of time when being here.

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Most Luxurious Residence

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The Diamond offers unique experiences nowhere to be found within entire state, which is why it is one-stop destination for all things fun. One of the main attractions of this place is a casino where you can engage in various different activities.

Pick your chips and get straight into action by start playing Blackjack, Roulette or Three Card Poker. If you are lucky enough, you may win prizes at Slot Machines or watch virtual horse races with friends at Inside Track lounge if you will.

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Truffade Thrax Supercar

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While you are in the lobby, take a spin of Lucky Wheel to win cash, chips, clothing or even Truffade Thrax supercar during its opening week. Those who are willing to pick their own fashionable accessories and clothing can visit Casino Store.

VIP members can chill atop of Master Penthouse that offers infinity pool and stunning view of the city with their friends. Access to bar, high-limit tables, retro arcade, VIP lounges and other special services are all open for them.

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VIP Membership Perks

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Diamond casino comes with a couple of story-based cooperative missions revolving around it as well. You are a member of Diamond family when you own a Master Penthouse and their family business can surely use some of your attention.

To protect investment of property owner Tao Cheng from a corrupt family of Texan business family, players would have to get involved and you take jobs from Agatha Baker, Diamond's head of operations for cash and vehicle rewards.

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Twitch Prime Benefits

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Players linking their Rockstar social club account with Twitch Prime can enjoy special perks by July 19 and will be able to own Master Penthouse at Diamond on top of $1.25M in-game currency and 15% extra on Shark Cash Cards purchase.

Majority of Grand Theft Auto Online players has been asking for a casino in Los Santos for a long time and with inclusion of Diamond Casino & Resort, they are eventually getting a long-awaited feature added to their favorite game.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Man of Medan Multiplayer Modes Revealed

Take turns in Man of Medan multiplayer modes; Shared Story and Movie Night to experience a new level of narrative twist.

After seeing unforeseen success with interactive drama horror game Until Dawn, developer Supermassive Games is returning with their newest project Man of Medan, which will be a part of their The Dark Pictures Anthology series.

Recently, two new multiplayer modes; Shared Story mode and Movie Night mode for the standalone cinematic horror experience is revealed that would lead players to different narrative or unfortunate ends via multiple playthroughs.

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Man of Medan Multiplayer Modes Revealed

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You can engage in a two-player online play in Shared Story mode where each of you controls a different in-game character but whatever choices you end up making, it will eventually affect you both and that is an intense ride for sure.

Both of your characters can appear on screen at the same time and even explore same area or engage in a conversation. Though you can have your plans ready but they will probably become useless by wave of consequence for your choices.

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Explore Different Scenario

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However, there are times when such unexpected situation can work on your favor and often times it may not. You and your partner may come up with a bright idea but it may actually cause trouble or a foolish mistake may aid you at a later point.

Things will go a bit different in Movie Night mode that is more like a local co-op gameplay consisting five people. Each player can select their character and then pass on control whenever the game focuses on that character.

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Assign Your Characters

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At times, the game will let you know how each of you is doing so far to stay alive and it is a collaborative way of enjoying the narrative together, which quickly shifts in so many dramatic ways that you would often forget what to make of them.

Everyone among your group may have a better idea on their head but whether or not they would work is something you won't know only until you implement them in action and it opens up door for so many outcomes no one ever thought of.

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Aspects that worked well for Until Dawn are improved to provide better feel of suspense with new level of tensions in a horror journey. Players would be able to relate to involved characters more because of impactful choices they will make.

Already proven their capability in making horror game that works for fans, Supermassive Games creates a lot of expectation for Man of Medan that is currently scheduled to release on August 30, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Watch Dogs: Legion and HitRecord Collaboration Creates Controversy

A partnership with HitRecord to create original music for Watch Dogs: Legion sparks controversy for Ubisoft.

After an initial leak from Amazon product listing, developer/publisher Ubisoft eventually revealed their upcoming open-world hacking adventure game Watch Dogs: Legion before having premiering it at E3 2019 event last month.

Currently, it is due for a March 6, 2020 release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, publishers are already on hot water after announcing partnership with production company HitRecord to produce music for Legion.

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Watch Dogs: Legion and HitRecord Collaboration Creates Controversy

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HitRecord is an online platform owned by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon, Looper), where its users generate unique ideas for different media and through collaboration, everyone is allowed to take part and improve those as well.

On their recent endeavor with Ubisoft, 10 original songs for upcoming open-world hacktivism adventure are being requested from fan community and they will be will be paying $20,000 for each new song that makes it to final game.

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In a recent video, Joe Gordon-Levitt has ‏announced this news to members of the site so that they can all participate.




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Almost immediately, an old debate regarding companies soliciting work from fans for big budget games is resurfaced. This however, is not Ubisoft's first rodeo to work with HitRecord and generate controversy for their approach.

They announced working with Levitt's company to get art and music from fans for Beyond Good & Evil 2 at E3 2018 presentation. Both of these companies saw this as a rare opportunity to take part in development but professionals calls it speculative work.

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One of their requirement lists for a "Battle Anthem Metal Song", which would be focused around themes like 'Anticipation', 'Determination', 'Marching to battle', 'Power' and 'Violence' as mentioned in its project overview.

WDL lets you play as almost anyone from a vast open-world setting to create your resistance against an authoritative regime and creative director, Cling Hocking came up with an idea to work with fans from over the globe to create its music.

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Although all proceedings are going to be distributed by HitRecord to people who contributed in this creative process, people are viewing it as replacing talents to work on their projects and trying to get spec work from a volunteer crowd.

Whether or not HitRecord creators see this collab as exploitation, industry professionals are strongly against their business model of going after non-exclusive license content rather than hiring someone on consistent payment.

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During their first attempt last year, people started trending a #nospec hashtag on Twitter to protest this idea. Renowned industry figures like Mike Bithell, Rami Ismail and Scott Benson has voiced their displeasure over this partnership.

Regardless of how bad majority of a pissed off crowd is trying to paint this partnership as bad, some small time indie creators are still getting benefitted when their work is selected and though it comes rather cheap, the money helps.

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They suggested that the publisher may hire artists to commission new songs or license existing tracks for their game. It can also lead to hours of work that doesn't end up being successful submissions and have no use for many creators in the end.

Besides, $2,000 is relatively a very small amount considering how much time needs to put in to a licensed song for AAA-title and it ultimately gets split between everyone who had a contribution that made it to a winning submission.

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Ubisoft has addressed the criticism by stating that they are currently working with artists and composers on over 140 licensed songs and an original score for Legion and contribution from HitRecord community is completely voluntary.

Watch Dogs: Legion will be set a near future version of London where society is now under constant surveillance and ruled by a corrupt private military. In a post-Brexit era, secret hactivist group DedSec returns once again to thwart them over.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gunfight Mode Revealed

Infinity Ward introduces Gunfight, a 2v2 mode for upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare rebooted title.

With developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision on board, newest entry in Call of Duty first-person shooter series is revealed to be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, scheduled to launch on October 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Chasing growing trend of Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 introduced their version of battle royale mode last year. In 2019, CoD is coming back with a fast paced, 2v2 multiplayer mode titled Gunfight.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gunfight Mode Revealed

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Two teams of duos are pitted in a small map against each other with gears and weapons to eradicate the other party within 40 seconds. However, an overtime flag will spawn no one is killed in given time and players will have to defend it for points.

For each three seconds of defending it, you score a point and earning six points before your rival team is what you need to win a match. Players need not to create a class or worry about selecting loadouts before going into war.

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2v2 Multiplayer Gameplay

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Drop into a quick match anytime you want with your friends online and start shooting to save your own skin, because health isn't auto-regenerating. So, keep your eyes open, talk to your partners and be ruthless if you have to.

Infinity Ward sees Gunfight as their take on popular fighting game series Street Fighter, where players engage in short, 2v2 matches. These fights are intense and for a short time span in each fight, you need to be strategic to survive.

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Classic Captain Price in Blackout!

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Currently, three maps are confirmed for close-quarters combat of Gunfight mode for upcoming reboot of 2007 shooter. First map is set in a warehouse, then second location takes you in a dense forest and a container yard in desert comes in third.

Also, placing pre-order for any version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will allow immediate access to classic version of Captain Price for Blackout mode of Black Ops 4 as a playable character from July 11 on PS4 with the rest to follow.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Shenmue 3 Backers Won't Get Pre-Order Content

Kickstarter backers will not receive Shenmue III pre-order content for free upon launch but sure can pay for it.

If debacles created around upcoming anticipated action-adventure game Shenmue III was not enough by now, we have more disappointing news at hand for backers who funded creator Yu Suzuki on Kickstarter to make this project successful.

Going Epic Games Store-exclusive was bad enough for many fans on PC but in a latest crowdfunding update, developer Ys Net also states that backer are not receiving pre-order content included in Deluxe Edition, unless they pay for it.

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Shenmue 3 Backers Won't Get Pre-Order Content

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Apart from going timed exclusive at Epic Store, it was announced at E3 2019 that developers are now working on post-launch content and they are likely to be added as pre-order bonuses or be included in Deluxe Edition and Season Pass.

Even though people who funds projects on Kickstarter receive some extra incentive limited for them as an appreciation for their support, Ys Net decided to completely deny them of any extra content and that includes higher tier backers as well.

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When someone at ResetEra forum asked for a response from YS Net about Season Pass, they had the following to say.

Dear Antonio,
We apologize for the long delay in responding. Your feedback is appreciated and we will look into having your noted points in future updates.
Standard and deluxe versions released through retail sales are not affiliated with the crowdfunding campaign, so will not be included with backer pledges, however, they will be available for sale separately. Kickstarter Backers will receive the Kickstarter version, Slacker Backers will receive the Slacker Backer version. Both have unique content respective to their versions not available in the retail versions.
A season pass is not included.
Trial version release date info has yet to be confirmed and will be announced in the updates when details are available. You will be receiving your trial version, but we must ask for your patience for a little longer.
There will be more information following in the days ahead concerning updates.
Sincerely,
The Shenmue III Team

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According to their statement, backers are still getting some exclusive content respectively unique to Kickstarter and Slacker Backer version. Nevertheless, if you are so willing to enjoy post-launch content for Shenmue III, pay for it.

Though it was probably a decision made by publisher Deep Silver but Yu Suzuki has clearly forgotten how for all those backers who showed up pledging their support to his KS project at first hour has gotten major companies getting involved.

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A considerable faction of backers who gave their money to Suzuki and his company Ys Net for a copy of the game on Steam upon release now either has to wait a year if they are unwilling to install Epic Games launcher on their PC.

Although they were originally denied any refunds by Ys Net for this change, which created a major backlash and possibly had some lawsuits incoming but CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney came offering a full refund for damage control.

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Suzuki revealed in a recent interview during PC Gaming Show 2019 that the game won't even be covering Ryo's complete story but only 40% of it, which means he already has plans for one or two more upcoming sequels in mind.

Given how his backers are scammed out of what they are promised in early phase of Shenmue III, his reputation is literally tarnished and he surely will face trouble gathering funds for next Shenmue game without Epic Games or Sony backing him.

The Division 2 DC Outskirts: Expeditions Release Date

New episodic content DC Outskirts: Expeditions for tactical shooter title The Division 2 will bring more missions and a new mode.

Aside from averting serious launch issues unlike its predecessor title, developer Massive Entertainment and publisher Ubisoft were able to see success with The Division 2, a sequel to 2016 online action role-playing game The Division.

To continue on that path, Year 1 content roadmap is kicking off its first major content update titled DC Outskirts: Expeditions, which will become accessible to Year Pass owners from July 23, 2019 and a week later for everyone else on July 30.

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The Division 2 DC Outskirts: Expeditions Release Date

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Players will be stepping outside of Washington DC to explore new locations, go on Expeditions, take new missions and get loot. Episode 1 will introduce a worked up Discovery difficulty setting for eight-player raid Operation Dark Hours.

One of two new missions will require you to go to Camp White Oak and get turncoat President Andrew Ellis to justice. Division agents would go after Outcasts leader Emeline Shaw and eliminate her to ensure they never regain control again.

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Find President Andrew Ellis

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Expedition mode is newest upcoming feature for the tactical shooter that will split up agents into three wings to fight varied enemies at Kenly College. Each of them has a different theme when they are on a lookout for survivors of a supply convoy.

Completing all three wings will eventually unlock access to Expedition treasure room full of exclusive reward items like exotic Diamondback Rifle, BTSU Datagloves gear and two additional weapons, Stoner LMB and Carbine 7.

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As a response towards community, esteemed Tom Clancy shooter to add matchmaking for raids soon and you won't need to assemble a team just so you can take part in a specific piece of game content but at a lower difficulty level.

In Operation Dark Hours raid, matchmaking will be available to help you take down Black Tusk forces. Meanwhile, keep training to get better because even though Discovery has its unique rewards, some exotic loot is exclusive to normal difficulty.

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Hunt Down Outcast Leader

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Year 1 Pass holders can enjoy two more Classified Assignments that will take them to Central Aquarium and NSA Site B13. Also, players can max out crafting to Gear Score 500 and blueprints cane be shared across characters now.

Lastly, episodic content DC Outskirts: Expeditions will not be without some balance changes and bug fixes to deal with few in-game issues. The Division 2 is currently available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Let You Attack Children or Story NPC

Although you can fight almost anyone in Night City, Cyberpunk 2077 will not let you hurt kids or NPCs related to story.

An open-world game, upcoming role-playing title Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red will allow players freedom to become whoever they want to be as player character V or do almost whatever they wish to do in Night City.

People can hurt others or even take on a role of a pacifist by not killing anyone at all and yet complete all tasks. Despite having very little in-game player restrictions, you won't be able to violently attack any children or NPCs essential to story.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Let You Attack Children or Story NPC

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Of course there are people that come after you and you have to fight back or there are gang members and corporate jerks that you would want to give a beating but there are still limits to who you can or cannot physically harm.

So, if you are intend to be aggressive towards everyone around you or go on a murderous spree, children and NPCs important to game story will be protected, according to a recent response on Reddit from a CDPR representative.

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In-Game Player Restrictions

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Also, trying to aggressive and antagonize folks have their unique consequences; especially if you decide to pick a fight with gangs or start causing trouble in a police-controlled area, they sure would react and even come after you.

Previously, developer/publisher Bethesda made it so that players of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would not be able to hurt or kill children by making them unkillable to do away with problematic portrayals of any violence against children.

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CDPR actually took a pretty thoughtful step to avoid further unnecessary debacle regarding people getting upset over sensitive subjects as child abuse in a video game by protecting them while making almost everyone else fair game.

CD Projekt Red has already been in controversies regarding transgender representation and minority groups in Cyberpunk 2077 but creator Mike Pondsmith, who came to their defense suggesting the studio is paying proper respect to cultural difference.

Amazon Making New Lord of the Rings Game

Amazon Game Studios is working on new Lord of the Rings video game, which is separate from their TV show.

In early 2017, Amazon announced a Lord of the Rings prequel TV show based on original works of J.R.R. Tolkien for Amazon Prime after paying a whooping $250 million dollars to obtain rights of this r beloved fantasy property franchise.

Recently, Amazon Game Studios has revealed that a LotR video game is currently in works, which will be a free-to-play massively multiplayer online experience for consoles and PC platform but won't be tied to upcoming TV series.

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Amazon Making New Lord of the Rings Game

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Last year, Athlon Games have announced working on a LotR title and Amazon has now taken over that project by partnering with their holding company Leyou, owner of Warframe game developer/publisher Digital Extremes.

A team of veteran developers who previously worked on games like Destiny, Everquest, Planetside, World of Warcraft, and more are in charge of forthcoming sandbox survival game New World will now be leading the game.

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In a recent statement, Chrisoph Hartman of Amazon Game Studios had the following to say about this project at hand.

Tolkein's Middle-earth is one of the richest fictional worlds in history, and it gives our team of experienced MMO developers — from the same studio developing New World — tremendous opportunity to play and create.

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Typically, MMO titles are complex in nature and needs constant updates for its player base to sustain it in long-run. If done correctly, this game can be a huge milestone for genre when it eventually comes out for next generation of consoles.

Amazon's Lord of the Rings MMORPG will be set on Middle-earth from literary trilogy by Tolkien, which indicates they are going to follow source materials from original books and not Peter Jackson's immensely popular film trilogy.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Dauntless: Fortune & Glory Update Release Date

New Trials challenge, Hunt Pass and more content comes to Dauntless via upcoming Fortune & Glory free update.

When immediately out of open beta phase, free-to-play online action role-playing game Dauntless from developer Phoenix Labs and publisher Epic Games thrives with a strong player base of 6 million across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Following its official launch on May 21, dev team is coming up with their first major content update Fortune & Glory for free over all available platforms on July 16, 2019, which will include new Hunt Pass, Trials and much more.

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Dauntless: Fortune & Glory Update Release Date

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A newly introduced character, Lady Luck comes to Ramsgate along with a new arena where you can jump up in solo or co-op action. Slayers can go against known Behemoths on a varying level of difficulty and comes with unique modifiers.

Each week, Trials combat arena will be throwing new challenges at you and of course, brave takers will score some exclusive rewards. Lady Luck will offer you Steel Marks currency to buy weapon mods and special moves or Gilded Marks for cosmetic.

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Trials of Lady Luck

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Being able to put up a good fight ensures glory when top-tier players will make it to Wall of Champions leaderboard. Your name and time for completing these weekly challenges will inspire others to be as competitive to reach the top.

While performing some sick combat maneuvers, don't forget to watch out for snail-like Smollusks creatures as they may not appear to be much harmful but can cover a large area with sticky ooze and can ruin a great hunting run in no time.

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Conquer Trials Challenges

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Fortune & Glory free update is all set to arrive on live servers of this monster-hunting action RPG from July 16 and will kick-off High Skies season, which is inbound with two Hunt Passes, slew of new content and more cosmetic items.

Also, newest cosmetic modifier slot to be added in Loadout menu of Dauntless to equip your head bling items like helmets and masks. Lady Luck may come up with a bunch of new options and Slayers will seek out what she has to offer as well.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Operation Apocalypse Z Update

Aether story of Zombies mode continues and new changes come to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in twisted Operation Apocalypse Z.

Although inclusion of battle royale mode Blackout is a unique aspect of first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 among other series titles, Zombies always remained an essential part of modern day Call of Duty experience.

Keeping that in mind, developer Treyarch and publisher Activision are about to release Operation Apocalypse Z update on July 9 for players of PlayStation 4, a week before arriving on PC and Xbox One platforms at July 16, 2019.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Operation Apocalypse Z Update

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Below is a brand-new official trailer showcasing newest Zombies experience in Black Ops 4 with brief details.




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Marking fifth Operation of CoD: BO4 shooter, players are about to encounter hordes of ravaging undeads on all available game modes. Plus, newly added maps throughout various modes will add more twist to an already exciting gameplay.

Try out new score-based game mode Sticks & Stones where you will only have ballistic knife, combat axe and a crossbow. Secure kills to earn varying points and go after leading player marked with a gold dot to gain upper hand.

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New Specialist, Reaper

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A new specialist, Reaper will return from Call of Duty: Black Ops III and this advanced war robot is an expert on heavy assault. Armed with Scythe heavy machine gun, he can inflict suppression effect on targets within range via explosive rounds.

He also uses a special issue jamming device, Radar Shroud to conceal a certain area on enemy mini-maps to go undetected for him and his teammates. Once unlocked, Reaper is playable in both Blackout and multiplayer modes at Tier 1.

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Players owning Black Ops Pass will get three more multiplayer maps including two Zombies-themed and one Black Ops classic. Fight a giant robot in Der Schatten map or head over to museum location of Remnant before returning to Havana.

BOP owners will also receive access to get into an all-new Zombies experience titled "Alpha Omega" in continuation of Aether storyline. Treyarch lets players to choose from both Primis and Ultimis characters before going into action.

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End of days are imminent upon us since undead armies has raided Blackout maps, turning waters red with blood. Two varied main maps will be up for play that includes special enemies and unlockable hidden Zombies secrets.

Then visit over to prison island map Alcatraz in dark to get ambushed by horde of living dead and discover latest twists in Nightfall. Pitted in a completely awry scenario, players need to come up with change of tactics to survive the darkness.

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Operation Apocalypse Z Roadmap

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Of course, players on PS4 are getting their hands of Apocalypse Z first from July 9 and to check out entire content list, have a look at the roadmap above. If you are on PC or Xbox console, you are only a week away from joining as well.

Those who purchased Digital Deluxe Edition for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 would not require owning Black Ops Pass for select contents. Also, theme outfits and weapon camos are making it to Black Market aside from 40 Tiers of rewards.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Warframe: Empyrean Expansion Revealed

At TennoCon 2019, Digital Extremes revealed Empyrean expansion and a future roadmap for Warframe.

To celebrate player community of free-to-play action role playing game Warframe, annual TennoCon returns for the fourth time this year at London Convention Center with over 2,000 enthusiast attendees gathered on board.

Hosted by developer/publisher Digital Extremes, a brand-new gameplay demo for upcoming Empyrean expansion update and its features were showcased live during this massive event among many other details related to the project.

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Warframe: Empyrean Expansion Revealed

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Check out full gameplay demo of Empyrean below, straight out of official reveal stream from TennoCon 2019.




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Although an expansion in nature, they want to consider Empyrean as a content pack that will introduce players to new territory of existing in-game world, spaceship and many new upgrades to improve overall experience like past releases.

Warframe will be taking a giant leap forward with cinematic quests with more open world areas. Players will be able to explore throughout Origin System on their Railjack spacecrafts to seek missions and earn exciting reward items.

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Customize Frames and Pets

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You are allowed to use Archwing flight system to fly from ship to ship, which is a much cooler way of traversing. We saw three players head into battle from Dry Dock space garage riding a custom Railjack battleship, in live demo.

Their team reaches enemy ship using light speed travel and hit it with EMP blasts before approaching Corpus soldiers on board. Next up, those three moved to another mission to a capital ship and face-off Kuva Lich boss character.

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Squad Link Multiplayer System

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DE team showed off their new Squad Link system where members of a team can spread across a larger are and working on different parts of an objective. This connects cooperative gameplay to a new level and makes teamwork really fun.

Aside from engaging into action-packed space combat, seizing space ships or interact with NPCs, you can actually recruit them to do your bidding and more when Empyrean finally arrives and developers are working hard to deliver all that.

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Also, watch a newly launched CGI intro for Warframe by Hollywood director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, Portal: No Escape).




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Despite being six years late, this video is definitely a worthy introduction for a game that has grown a 50 million strong player base. It nicely encapsulates what everyone is getting into and specially will appeal to many newcomers.

Trachtenberg masterfully connects past history of the game into where we are at present in a wonderful cinematic spectacle and what kick-ass action sequence it ended up being clearly reflects his influence of Hong Kong action movies.

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Digital Extremes has not announced a definitive release date for their biggest expansion yet but we can always count on them to drop more info and a couple of more trailers to dazzle before we all jump into battle wearing cool Frames.

Warframe is currently available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms and upcoming Empyrean expansion is focusing on tying up a larger game that received years of polishing with features and updates into one piece.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Robotics;Notes Elite Getting Western Release

Anime Expo 2019 came bearing news of Robotics;Notes Elite getting 2020 a Western release from Spike Chunsoft.

Although publisher Spike Chunsoft has already released visual novel Robotics;Notes Elite for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in January 2019, there was a public appeal to launch a localized version for English-speaking audiences.

Apparently, a petition on Change.org made by 3,602 supporting fans to translate the VN experience is now officially successful as R;N Elite is getting released in North America and Europe in 2020 for PC via Steam, PS4 and Switch.

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Robotics;Notes Elite Getting Western Release

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Spike Chunsoft dropped an official trailer to officially announce Western release for R;N today at Anime Expo 2019.




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Robotics;Notes has debuted back in 2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles as third main entry that belonged to Science Adventure series of science fiction visual novels like Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate from developer 5pb.

Its story revolves around Kaito Yashio, who is from Tanegashima island and a member of his school's Robot Research Club. However, club leader Akiho Senomiya is determined to save their club from being shut down by creating a giant robot.

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Robotics;Notes Elite will have Kaito explore areas to unlock secrets of "Kimijima Report" using PhoneDroid and features branching storyline that would lead players to experience multiple endings depending on choices made throughout the VN.

On their second attending of Anime Expo this year, the Japanese publisher also gave confirmation for Robotics;Notes DaSH, another 5pb project selected for Western localization, which also happens to be a sequel to R;N Elite.

The Last of Us Part II Rumored to Release in February 2020

Rumor suggests The Last of Us Part II is going to release for PS4 in February 2020 with four different editions.

Fans are eagerly waiting to get any update on upcoming PlayStation 4 action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II but we don't have a definitive release date from developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment yet.

We do know that back in May 2019, shooting for TLoU2 was finally wrapped, which was revealed by game director Neil Druckmann on Twitter and according to a newly leaked rumor from ResetEra, is releasing on February 2020.

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The Last of Us Part II Rumored to Release in February 2020

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A recent post at ResetEra forum claims for the game to come out in February, 2020 and earlier this year, same source has leaked a possible November release of Hideo Kojima's mysterious title Death Stranding ahead of its grand reveal.

It also claims The Last of Part II will be available in four different versions; Standard, Special, Collector's and Ellie Edition. Though it is not confirmed what "Ellie Edition" would feature but it certainly is going to be most expensive among all four.

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As a sequel to critically acclaimed title The Last of Us from 2013, Part II is currently one of the most anticipated games on PS4. Despite being announced during 2016 PlayStation Experience event, it doesn't have a launch window so far.

Apparently, PlayStation will see launch to some notable AAA-exclusive titles like Death Stranding and Final Fantasy VII Remake by latter half of 2019 and beginning of 2020 but TLoU2 has yet to claim a release window in the mean time.

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Considering this leak to be true, TLoU sequel is going to come out months before Cyberpunk 2077, FFVII Remake and Watch Dogs: Legion. Plus, February 2020 makes sense as there are no other bigger releases nearing that window.

We are in Q3 of current financial year and it doesn't look like The Last of Us Part II will drop within rest of 2019. Instead, Sony may announce an official launch date through an upcoming State of Play presentation since they already skipped E3 2019.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

World War Z Six Skulls Update Live Now

Six Skulls free update for World War Z with new extreme difficulty and unique weapon skins is live now.

Neither of developer Saber Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive has expected third-person shooter World War Z to sell over two million copies within months of its release worldwide on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

To celebrate this success and show their appreciation to player community, dev team has announced upcoming roadmap for the game and to wrap up Season 1 DLC content, Six Skulls free update is rolled out for consoles, arriving later to PC.

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World War Z Six Skulls Update Live Now

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Those who are playing for a while knows that even in four player co-op mode, survivors have a hard time making it through Insane, which is the toughest WWZ mode and first thing you get in newest content update is an increased difficulty mode.

Of course this mode is designed to pit you against extreme level of threats and it is available for every single chapter. Now more than ever, players need to work as a unit and watch what they shoot with precision, to save ammo and resources.

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Of course, rewards will come in form of efficient tools of zombie-killing for taking on such overwhelming challenge and completing even a single chapter on new difficulty mode will earn you iconic melee weapon, Wakizashi blade.

If you are willing to go through every episode and all chapters and manage to outlive the massive swarms of dead, a very special sniper rifle variant will be a suitable reward for your dedicated efforts as it comes with unique gameplay perks.

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World War Z Season One Updated Roadmap

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Also, development team is currently working on THE BIG UPDATE scheduled to drop by end of July or beginning of August. Whatever character accessories and skins they are designing to include in this free DLC will all be accessible via gameplay.

Six Skulls update draws a conclusion to first phase of post-launch DLC updates for World War Z and making way for more to come. When July is finally over, Saber Interactive will be releasing first weapon skins cosmetic bundle for purchase.