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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Diablo 4 to Bring Back Elective Mode

Blizzard confirms to add beloved "Elective Mode" for Diablo IV to let players assign skill categories.

Fans of hack and slash action RPG game series Diablo are excited once again after recent reveal of Diablo IV at BlizzCon 2019 by developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment following Diablo Immortal debacle from BlizzCon last year.

According to a latest official blog post, Blizzard has confirmed plans of bringing back popular "Elective Mode" system from Diablo III that would allow players assigning specific skill selection slots to buttons of their choosing.

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Diablo 4 to Bring Back Elective Mode

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Initially, certain categories such as defensive and primary skills will be allocated to set of buttons on controller or keyboard. What Elective Mode does is that gives players a choice to customize their own set as they want.

Maybe you have one particular skill type set on a certain button and that is not matching with what you have in mind, then you can simply place that skill under a different key using the feature, which gives you flexibility in playing.

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Because of a user interface from demo showed at BlizzCon this year, members of player community were speculating if D4 will lock skills under specific slots but Blizzard came clearing all confusion on that by confirming Elective Mode.

Lead systems designer David Kim stated that every skill categories will remain unlocked for all players to let them freely assign and select. Besides, the shown UI is not final just like many other aspects due to an ongoing development.

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Elective Mode From Diablo III

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Customization has always been a great part of the looter RPG and in terms of itemization, Blizzard looking to add more depth for base items. They will also allow people to spend money on in-game cosmetics and mounts for characters.

Diablo IV is announced to arrive for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but an official release window is yet to be determined. Currently, they are mostly busy gathering feedback from fans to improve overall gameplay experience.

Blair Witch Coming to PS4

Bloober Team announces PS4 version of Blair Witch to come out next month with gameplay and technical enhancements.

Only months within its release on PC and Xbox One, Polish video game developer Bloober Team and publisher Lionsgate Games has confirmed bringing first-person psychological horror game Blair Witch to PlayStation 4 console next month.

Owners of Sony consoles will have a chance to experience the infamous spine-chilling terror of Black Hills Forest when PS4 version arrives on December 3, 2019, with a bunch of cosmetics upgrades and gameplay improvements added.

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Blair Witch Coming to PS4

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Bloober Team let an official announcement trailer out of bag, offering a glimpse of overall content overview.




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You play as former police officer Ellis Lynch accompanied by his doggo partner Bullet, who becomes an inseparable cohort in an investigation for a missing young boy inside the spooky woods of Burkittsville, Maryland.

While dealing with his own past, Ellis embarks a story-driven journey into realm of nightmare to face with gut-wrenching fright. Aside from providing moral support, Bullet will help around during exploration and throughout your quest.

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There will be new animations, skins for your trusty canine companion and in-game cellphone, wallpapers and additional content within a "Good Boy Pack", which will also come to PC via Steam, Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass on a later date.

Blair Witch will initially become available on its announced date next month to download digitally at PlayStation Store for $29.90 only with enhanced support for PS4 Pro and will be followed by physical retail version release soon.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Announced

Capcom announced Street Fighter V: Champion Edition featuring all characters, costumes and stages for 2020.

When originally launched for PC and PlayStation 4 back in 2016, side-scrolling fighting game Street Fighter V only featured 16 characters and lacked content but developer/publisher Capcom took care of that with series of updates.

In January 2018, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition came out with new game modes and DLC characters. Today, a brand-new version with all previous content titled Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is announced to release on February 14, 2020.

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Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Announced

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Champion Edition will include all 40 characters, 34 stages and more than 200 costumes introduced so far in Arcade Edition with a few exceptions like brand collaboration costumes, Capcom Pro Tour DLC and Fighting Chance costumes.

Players of any current version of SFV can have all game mode additions and balance updates for free in December. Every V-Skill II for every fighter will be added without cost and you can purchase any DLC characters using Fight Money.

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Champion Edition also boasts Street Fghter III boss character, Gill as a playable fighter who has mastery over both Pyrokinesis and Cryokinesis. Whether he throws a punch or a kick, it would be either fiery fury or icy doom for his opponents.

He will return to join SFV:CE roster to test his own might against world warriors and try to usher armageddon once again. Ahead of his inclusion next year, you can acquire Gill by spending 100,000 Fight Money or purchase for $5.99 only.

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Capcom has dropped a new gameplay trailer for Gill, star attraction for upcoming SFV: Champion Edition.




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Players will receive striking new costume color for each character as pre-order bonus and a PS4 static theme for console digital version. Early purchase incentives are for consumers in North America and will likely to vary for other regions.

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition will be available in both digital and physical version for $29.99 only. Those who currently own any version of the game can simply buy an Upgrade Kit for just $24.99 to get all SFV:CE content at launch.

Friday, November 15, 2019

BioWare to Overhaul Anthem

BioWare is reportedly planning for an overhaul for Anthem to bring it back through a massive update.

Though many have speculated for online multiplayer action role-playing game Anthem from developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts to be the biggest release of 2019, it has completely failed to live up to that expectation.

Despite major faction of player community abandoning the game, developers are reportedly working on a huge update in an attempt to revive the anticipated loot shooter, which would either be called "Anthem 2.0" or "Anthem Next".

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BioWare to Overhaul Anthem

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It all started with BioWare trying to publish an unfinished game that they had no clear vision for and then people who bought the game at full price starts seeing a series of problem it has in terms of content as well as many balance issues.

Morale among their development team had been at all time low and lead producer Ben Irving chooses to leave company three months ago. Following his departure, head of live service and community, Chad Robertson quickly took over.

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Moving ahead, he promised more transparency of work to fans but eventually, Robertson left his position earlier this month. Although he claimed that Anthem is currently in good hands, it is yet not clear who is leading the project right now.

At this point, many sources even started speculating whether the game is dead but recent report suggest that BioWare and EA has not given up support yet as they are planning to introduce a massive overhaul to save it.

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BioWare is preparing a total revamp in a last ditch effort to revive Anthem and are early stage of planning. Whether these updates would be launched one by one or roll out an entirely new game as "Anthem 2.0" or "Anthem Next" is not clear yet.

They can either release periodical series of patches like No Man's Sky or follow model of Destiny: The Taken King. This probably is why they have abandoned a planned roadmap of post-launch content to offer an improved experience.

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Since their continued support has been lackluster so far, one can only wonder how BioWare is doing on their latest plan. If they ended up releasing a brand-new product, then original players should be allowed to chime in for free.

Since most recent updates did very little to excite their deprived fan-base and Cataclysm mode has performed poorly, developers are to streamline mission structure and loot system of this multiplayer shooter title to address known issues.

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Redemption stories in video game are very rare but sometime there are great comeback stories like No Man's Sky with their regular updates or like Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which saw a complete makeover from scratch.

Then there are examples like online action RPG title Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks that does little to nothing to fix their broken game and then try to charge their existing players for private servers that many were requesting for long.

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Lately, EA has recruited help from other development teams to help core dev team to make progress. Players are still hoping to see the game light up as originally promised and BioWare is working really hard not to disappoint fans again.

Electronic Arts have even added Anthem to their EA Access catalog of title back in September, only seven months within release. Although, we don't have an official confirmation yet, a complete rework of gameplay systems is likely to come soon.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Rust Announced for PS4 and Xbox One

Double Eleven and Facepunch are bringing hardcore online survival game Rust on PS4 and Xbox One next year.

A game that has begun its journey as a popular mod for ARMA 2 and came out in Early Access back in 2013 as a clone to DayZ, multiplayer survival game Rust from developer/publisher Facepunch Studios has a strong following on PC.

Announced recently at Microsoft X019 livestream event, Facepunch has teamed up with Double Eleven to explore console platforms. Therefore, their popular online RPG game will arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next year.

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Rust Announced for PS4 and Xbox One

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Key gameplay aspects of Rust are highlighted in a brand-new announcement trailer that just dropped lately.




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You explore an open-world environment to craft, gather food and supplies for sole purpose of surviving. Aside from other players roaming around, wild animals like bears and wolves would often become a threat to your life.

To defend or to attack other survivors, primitive weapons as bows and conventional firearms are mostly used. People would likely to join a clan to get safety in numbers and build bases to improve their chances against hostility in general.

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Every move is considered very critical in terms of progress, as you can be way ahead of everyone else by taking some risk and make a smart move at right time or can lag for many precious hours for an accidental dumb move.

You would likely to start with a rock whereas people are running with guns but all you need is to work your way up. There are unlimited ways for your journey to unfold in ways full of potential that you probably didn't even expect.

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Facepunch has yet to clarify how the survival game will play out in PS4 and Xbox One but they sure will have to work on its controls. Though it does not outright give you a story right away but there are a lot of references to get a basic idea.

At present, Rust has amassed nearly 8 million players on Steam and will allow up to 100 players when it gets released on consoles. Whether there will be cross-platform support between all platforms or not are not confirmed as well.

Wasteland 3 Release Date

inXile Entertainment revealed a release date for upcoming isometric RPG game Wasteland 3, slated for next year.

Months after being acquired by Microsoft Studios last year, developer inXile Entertainment has announced their upcoming role-playing game Wasteland 3 during E3 2019 press briefing event in association with publisher Deep Silver.

Fans of Wasteland post-apocalyptic RPG series were looking forward to an official release date and recently at X019 livestream event, it is revealed to come out worldwide on May 19, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Wasteland 3 Release Date

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A latest trailer launched by inXile depicts in-game setting of a dystopian world full of perils titled "1987".




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Whereas first trailer of the game was more fun-filled, this one delves deep into gritty realistic side of things. Civilization has gotten rid of concepts like democracy and freedom long ago to embrace a violent way of living after huge fallout.

Players are to move to 80s-inspired frozen wastes of Colorado for strategic combat and exploration as a Desert Ranger. You can pick your own crew with preferred set of abilities and perks in both single-player and co-op modes.

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Fighting to save Arizona, you seek help from Patriarch of Colorado and come across tyrant leaders or even giant mechanized scorpion. In a century-long period, fight for survival has only become more intense and suppressive than it ever was.

Isometric RPG title Wasteland 3 is planning to deliver a story-driven gameplay experience which largely put emphasis on tactical combat rather than going guns blazing and will repeatedly make you question each moral decision.

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Wasteland 3 Pre-Order Bonus

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Currently available for pre-order, bonus includes cosmetic items like Hat, Glasses, Ranger Badge and Snow Weapons Camo for Ranger General. It was hinted that their next trailer in near future would be focused on dangers of cannibalism.

Wasteland 3 was entirely crowdfunded on Fig and Kickstarter to continue success of its critically-acclaimed predecessor Wasteland 2 and inXile managed to reach a total threshold of $3.1 million before Microsoft acquired them.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Title Update Live Now

Ubisoft launches first of two title updates for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint with much more yet to be done.

After miserably failing short on player expectations with tactical shooter game Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, developer/publisher Ubisoft saw a major drop in market share due to outrage and halted some of their upcoming releases.

Trying to work on their shortcomings and deliver a better gameplay experience, they planned out a long roadmap. Today, first of two major patch, Title Update 1.0.3 has been deployed for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Title Update Live Now

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This latest update came with a slew of bug fixes, improvements and biggest since Breakpoint launch. Ubisoft asked their fans to take part in their official survey and provide necessary feedbacks on what change are they looking for.

One of the major issues bothering players was drone behavior, which has been addressed alongside an issue of respawning under map. Some basic adjustment was made to PvP mode "Ghost War" like cooldown system and interaction.

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Mostly, gameplay features that made Ghost Recon: Wildlands great are among top requested changes. Stamina recovery system just got a lot better and switching side to change position while taking cover is now allowed.

Two new faction missions "Ease the Pain" and "A Deadly Trap" is added on top of fixes for animation bug, AI behavior and audio issues. Another title update is set to arrive later this month and will bring more optimizations for GRB.

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Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot admitted earlier that player community rejected Breakpoint for loot grind and some other issues. They are trying to turn it into a decent open-world Tom Clancy shooter game that fans originally expected.

There is lot more to change regarding its progression and hopefully, developers will take that into consideration. Although already launched on all major platforms, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint has yet to release on Google Stadia later this month.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Job Listing Suggests Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel in Development?

Recent job postings by Guerrilla Games hint at an anticipated sequel of Horizon Zero Dawn for PS5.

Throughout this year, developer Guerrilla Games has celebrated two major milestones for their 2017 action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn; its second anniversary of release on PlayStation 4 and selling over 10 million copies worldwide.

Back in April 2019, a sequel to HZD was confirmed to be in works by voice actress Janina Gavankar (Sleepy Hollow, True Blood) of its Frozen Wilds DLC but now a recent job listing has made it clear that her claims are likely to be true.

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Job Listing Suggests Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel in Development?

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A number of vacancies have been sighted recently on official website of the Dutch developer and they stated for post of a Technical Vegetation Artist, "We have four teams dedicated to creating the stunning environments of Horizon".

Hired designer would require creating vegetation assets for in-game world and it may be for Horizon Zero Dawn 2, unless they are working on new release from Killzone series or RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, which is very much unlikely.

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Besides, HZD had a lush environment full of jungle and freezing forests for most part, which is not a relatable case for their other known IPs. Since they have an established gameplay foundation at hand, HZD2 may see release in 2023.

A single mention of their biggest game and a job posting is not essentially a clear hint for anything related to a sequel but assembling a new crew is clearly an indication of something new that is going to be a platform exclusive.

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Now that Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced a release window for PlayStation 5 to be holiday season 2020, there are a lot of rumor and speculations over which titles will make debut on their next-generation console.

Reportedly, many developer studios are already working on their upcoming projects for Sony's new console and even though nothing is officially confirmed yet, it would only make sense for Guerrilla Games to work on a sequel for PS5.

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Despite being a commercial success, HZD only received a single DLC in November 2017 without any follow-up. However, Guerrilla can surely improve over its sequel using improved features of PlayStation 5, while boosting unit sales for the console.

Horizon Zero Dawn launched on February 28, 2017 to receive critical acclaim for character development and a gripping story. It is the fifth best-selling PS4-exclusive title ahead of God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

Death Stranding Out Now

Open-world action game Death Stranding from Kojima Productions and Sony Interactive Entertainment is now available on PS4.

Set in a dystopian supernatural world of near future, open-world action strand game Death Stranding from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment is now available for PlayStation 4.

After society has collapsed in a bizarre series of events, otherworldly creatures known as "Beached Things" has found their way to Earth and pushing it towards mass extinction but not if Sam Porter Bridges can help it.

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Death Stranding Out Now

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As people living in isolation require supplies, they rely on reputed deliveryman Sam, who works for a company named Bridges. Aside from handing out parcels, he attempts to reconnect United Cities of America under a Chiral Network.

He is aided by his "DOOMs" factor to be aware of mysterious BTs at all times but additionally he carries a Bridge Baby and an Odradek scanner. Sam is handed over his missions by fellow Bridges member Deadman and Die-Hardman.

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Battling Beached Things

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Amount of packages you carry out will affect your overall performance but you can always use a bike or steal an enemy truck to reduce trouble. Other than walking on foot, sometime you may have to rely on ladders and ropes on various terrain.

Having too much goods on your back will even hold you back from resisting when BTs will try to drag you out. Handing over these requested cargos would often bring you new cosmetic items, working tools or something to fight them.

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Handling Your Cargo

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Check out Death Stranding official launch trailer below for a better overview of its plotline and gameplay.




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Basic gameplay mechanics of DS is centered on traversing through uncharted territories while hiding from enemies using stealth. An asynchronous multiplayer mode exists to connect players online through a Social Strand System.

Death Stranding is game by creator Hideo Kojima that is totally unique to its genre and may come as an advanced walking simulator to many because of its slow-pace approach to tell a compelling story of connecting society. 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Death Stranding Update for Days Gone Live Now

Bridge Baby from Death Stranding makes its way into open-world survival game Days Gone in latest update patch.

Now that Death Stranding, hotly-anticipated action strand game of 2019 has been released for PlayStation 4, players can finally get a career of making deliveries in a post-apocalyptic world carrying their "Bridge Baby" in a pod.

However, PS4 owners can also go out exploring another dystopian world of survival horror in Days Gone from developer Bend Studio with its newest content update, carrying same theme from latest title of Hideo Kojima.

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Death Stranding Update for Days Gone Live Now

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Recent release of patch 1.6 brings exclusive cosmetic upgrades for free that are unlockable in both starting a new game and game plus mode. Your motorbike tank gets replaced with a BB unit usually carried around by Sam Porter Bridges.

You will be riding Deacon's same drifter bike model but it will be modified with tanks, decals, and frame paint. This probably doesn't give you the same weird vibe of Death Stranding but having BB sucking its thumb inside is pretty close.

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An official Tweet from developers have announced release of their newest update with a short preview trailer for it.


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Instead of being haunted by ghostly creatures known as "Beached Things", players will be running away from hordes of freakers. Whether they are chasing a guy on a bike or a baby in gas tank matters little to these mindless monsters.

Additional fixes include ability to numerously reset Ambush Camps, Hordes, Infestation Zones and Jobs. "Black Friday" leaderboard gets a one-time only reset and number of Freaker ears is increased to let you repurchase ammo and weapons.

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During development phase of DS, both Kojima Productions and Guerrilla Games were working together in collaboration. Bend Studio has contributed as well and now they are introducing gears and items inspired by the game.

Days Gone arranged an unconventional cross-promotion to celebrate launch of Death Stranding that only make sense in a twisted way. Another nice little common ground these two titles have is that they both divided critics and fans upon release.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Diablo 4 to Feature More Gore, NPC and Towns

Blizzard will make Diablo IV much darker; will add over 100 towns for more NPC interaction to tell a grounded story.

Revealed last week at BlizzCon 2019, developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment is working on Diablo IV, next installment of hack and slash action RPG game series that is set to launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Shortly afterwards, players have a chance to take a look at its story premise and brief gameplay overview. Blizzard is not only going to make Diablo 4 darker but is planning to feature more towns and villages with lots of NPC interaction.

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Diablo IV to Feature More Gore, NPC and Towns

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During a panel at BlizzCon, creative director Sebastian Stępień talked about its lore and world. Darkness will greatly serve its plotline by moving from infamously bright surroundings of Diablo III and more gritty vibes of Diablo II.

There will be lots of NPCs from more than 100 towns and villages for players to explore and learn from locals. This way, its story is approached in a much grounded way and players will piece together stories of regular folks.

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People living in these villages are not talking about kings, politics or anything but giving reference of dark medieval fantasy. These locations can also serve as a form of social hubs or may be used to host seasonal events in future.

In past, games of Diablo franchise would require players to take tour in certain areas in each act and they were branch of a central town. So far, number of towns was summed up to less than 10 but adding over 100 of them is quite a leap.

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More Towns and Villages

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Set in massive open-world locations, the game will share select areas and world bosses with fellow players online. Another aspect that has came to light lately is that D4 to be always online and not supporting a full offline mode

By the time Diablo IV was revealed at BlizzCon 2019, it was no longer a surprise to its audience because of numerous leaks and though a possible release window is not given yet, it is not likely to come out any time sooner than 2021.

PlayStation Now Adds Hollow Knight, Persona 5 and Shadow of War

Current lineup for PS Now streaming service adds Hollow Knight, Persona 5 and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War for November 2019.

This holiday season, PlayStation Now game-streaming service comes up with a brand-new lineup of exciting games on top of their already huge collection of over 800 games to let its subscribers steam on PC or PlayStation 4.

PS Now members can get their hands on Hollow Knight, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War and Persona 5. Those who didn't sign up yet can get a monthly subscription for $9.99 only or just get a yearly membership for $59.99.

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PlayStation Now Adds Hollow Knight, Persona 5 and Shadow of War

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Award-winning indie action-adventure title Hollow Knight from developer/publisher Team Cherry let you experience a tale of insects and heroes. Players explore through ancient kingdom of Hallownest in metroidvania styled gameplay.

This is a modern spin on classic genre that offers a high level of difficulty as you wander around its bizarre, expanded world. Getting to uncover ancient history beneath, there is much new stuff to discover as titular protagonist Knight.

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Expanding upon the legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien in Shadow of Mordor, open world action role-playing game Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is largely praised for its innovative nemesis system and currently has all micro-transactions removed.

Biggest inclusion to PS Now this month remains to be acclaimed role-playing game Persona 5 that hails from developer/publisher Atlus and allows you to play as a member of Phantom Thieves group, possessing power of Persona.

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Below is a sizzle trailer for P5 that offers you a brief glimpse of its overall gameplay system and features.




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Although Hollow Knight is here to stay, both Shadow of War and Persona 5 will be available on the streaming service until February 4, 2020. Sony is likely to create advance hype for Western release of upcoming Persona 5: The Royal next year.

Also, don't forget to try out God of War, Grand Theft Auto V, Infamous: Second Son and Uncharted 4 from last month before January 2, 2020. Many members have been busy with these titles last month ever since they were added.

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PlayStation Now Hit Games in October 2019

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Alongside newly added above-mentioned titles, most playing PS Now games in October 2019 were Batman: Arkham Knight, Fallout 4, Farming Simulator 19, Mafia III, Mortal Kombat X, NBA 2K18, Rocket League and WWE 2K18.

Sony Entertainment has a plan to make PlayStation Now service a major part of PlayStation 5 console when it arrives next year. If you are interested to get a membership, then simply sign in for a 7-day free trial on PC or PS4.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Diablo 4 Will Have Cosmetic Micro-Transactions

Blizzard would offer players cosmetic micro-transactions for character skins and mounts in Diablo IV.

Earlier this month, developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment kicked-off BlizzCon 2019 by officially revealing upcoming Diablo IV from renowned hack and slash action RPG game series Diablo for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

D4 is to take a darker path than its predecessor and will feature more than 100 towns to explore. It is also unveiled recently by a livestream from BlizzCon that they will include some micro-transactions for cosmetic items.

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Diablo 4 Will Have Cosmetic Micro-Transactions

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Blizzard representatives confirmed during their annual event that Diablo 4 will add character customization options and mounts, which players are allowed to spend money on to purchase these items for their characters.

Although developers are currently planning to do micro-transactions solely for cosmetics, there is no guarantee that they won't go for a different model of business in future and that is what concerns majority of player community.

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In a discussion with Twitch streamer Quin69, lead developer Joe Shely talks about in-game monetization.

Diablo 4 will be available as a base game, and we're going to have expansions. You also will be able to acquire cosmetics in the game.

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Shely also confirmed during a live broadcast at BlizzCon that these purchases can be made in an in-game shop. Even if they are in early stage of development, multiple expansions will be part of their post-launch content support.

Despite allowing in-game purchases for customization skins, players will never be allowed to gain power through build. Whether they are going for a subscription model is not clarified yet but for a full-priced title, that idea seems rather irrational.

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Given overall scenario of mobile game releases in recent years, Blizzard is more likely to pursue a heavily micro-transaction imbued business model for their upcoming Diablo Immortal title that would largely target Chinese market.

Since Diablo IV is expected to sell several million units followed by multiple paid expansions, they could make those items free for players. Even though deemed harmless, putting a price tag on cosmetics in a looter RPG is never a good sign.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Diablo 4 Will Be Always Online

Blizzard has confirmed that all versions of Diablo IV are online-only and won't support a full offline mode.

Only days ago at BlizzCon 2019, developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment has officially announced Diablo IV, latest installment of their hack and slash action RPG game series Diablo for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Of course, this news would make fans cheer in joy and maybe even have them forgive Blizzard for disastrous launch event of Diablo Immortal from last year but there is a catch; D4 will require you to be connected to the internet.

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Diablo IV Will Be Always Online

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Lead designer Angela Del Priore has recently confirmed on a panel at BlizzCon that Diablo 4 will not feature a full offline mode, which means players would need to have a constant access to internet connection if they want to play.

You are free to enjoy solo adventure and noting would force them to party up with others but they won't support a full offline mode. Anyone can experience campaign quest areas and play through dungeons in private anytime.

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Now this decision should not come as much of a surprise to players on PC platform since even for single-player mode, Diablo III would require them to connect to internet same as their other titles like Overwatch, StarCraft or World of Warcraft.

However, this action will most likely to affect player community on consoles, because Blizzard had an exception for those versions of Diablo 3 to play offline back then but now they will only support online play over all platforms.

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Blizzard Entertainment opting out of an offline mode support for the game is mainly because of their DRM policy but whether or not it would force console players to subscribe to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold is not yet confirmed.

Diablo IV is fourth mainline release from its respective action RPG franchise and has no set launch date yet but according to estimates from analysts; it would arrive sometime around 2021 since the project is still under development.

Friday, November 1, 2019

The Outer Worlds Player Beats Game on Max Difficulty, Non-Lethal Run

YouTube gamer Kyle Hinckley took a challenge to beat The Outer Worlds in hardcore difficulty and without killing anyone.

Within weeks of its worldwide release on all major platforms, sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds by developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division has been making all sort of positive buzz in gaming world.

Since the game is offering players a bucket load of choices to pursue that adds value of replayability, anyone can choose to do anything and one player among all decided to avoid violence and play like a complete pacifist.

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The Outer Worlds Player Beats Game on Max Difficulty, Non-Lethal Run

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YouTuber Kyle Hinckley took a path to of peace where he keep away from killing anyone directly and see what that leads him to. If that was not already tricky enough to pull, he chose to do that in Supernova, toughest difficulty of the game.

Obsidian actually allows players to complete many in-game main quests without having to murder anyone. If there seem to be a situation where that doesn't seem like a viable option, you just need to come up with a way somehow.

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In one of his missions, he had to use a computer to wrap things up but there were two caterpillars on his way and he had to hide but since he cannot use the PC without alerting them, a tactical time dilation became his solution.

Another case presented a situation where he had to enter in a room with a character but it would lead to crashes. So, he made that NPC to do his bidding by using a mind control ray that lead into them attacking one another and he moves forward.

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Doing this has made the game completely skip an impending cut-scene for some reason but let Hinckley proceed anyway. In most cases, he simply talked his way out of troubles or simply ran away from clashes when deemed necessary.

Not only he was busy evading conflicts but also focused on none would get hurt by any of his cohorts too by setting them to passive mode. Occasionally, he used many tools and weapons to affect circumstances but never directly for killing.

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Kyle uploaded a series of playthrough videos on his YouTube channel "The Weirdist" for viewers to enjoy and here is where it all starts.




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Surviving in a hostile alien world of Halcyon requires skill and therefore, his character is armed with high charm and temperament. Though he lacked experience due to no combat, but smaller stuffs like hacking and lock picking took care of that.

The Outer Worlds is currently available on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a Steam release to follow soon as well. A port for Nintendo Switch has also been announced lately for an early 2020 release.

Overwatch 2 Announced

Blizzard officially announces popular hero shooter sequel Overwatch 2 and new modes at BlizzCon 2019.

Following an exclusive report from ESPN and a leak within in-game store, developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment has finally revealed Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019 event for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

One of Blizzard's major franchises, team-based multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch was launched on all major platforms back in 2016. It became a popular eSports title over time and now is ready to delve into its next chapter.

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Overwatch 2 Announced

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In a traditional manner, a new cinematic short "Zero Hour" is released by Blizzard to kick-off the announcement.




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The cinematic begins by focusing on Winston, who is reminiscing their old days while heading over to Paris with Mei and Tracer. They are off to fight a terrorist organization known as Null Sector and all they have is a small crew.

Taking charge of their operation, Winston jumps right in fighting and helping local populace. As he was getting overpowered by their forces, Mei came to his assist and Tracer joins them too but not before a giant omnic came out blasting.

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With their ride destroyed and Mei getting injured in an attack, Winston realizes that they can't possibly win. So, he instructs Tracer to get everyone out of harm's way and decides to stay behind, holding the line for as long as possible.

Running for cover, his friends look back to see him trying to make a last stand but is saved by Genji at last minute. Brigitte and Reinhardt came charging in, followed by arrival of heroic omnic Echo and guardian angel Mercy.

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Null Sector Invasion

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Brigitte and Reinhardt work together to display ability to create an interlock shield to deflect a beam from their giant enemy. Winston cooks up something up with cryo-freeze backpack and pulse bomb from his teammates to take it down.

By working together as a team, they managed to put that inside giant omnic unit and shattered it into icy bits. Effectively shutting down a Null Sector invasion, Overwatch team has reformed once again after so long and is back in action.

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An official gameplay video has followed up to showcase upcoming content and features of Overwatch 2.




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Vice President of Blizzard and game director Jeff Kaplan confirmed bringing new story-based missions to deliver co-op experiences that are highly replayable and heroes would make progress through a unique leveling system.

Those early rumors had mentions of new PvE story mode, new map, PvE content, introduction of a new hero and all of them came true. However, there will be at least two new hero characters; previously shown Echo and newcomer Sojourn.

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Replayable Hero Missions

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In a latest inclusion of hero characters, Sojourn from "Recall" animated short and origin video for Ana will be introduced. A former Overwatch captain, she was instrumental in Storm Rising mission and is about to re-join her old gang.

A brand-new map will be based on Canadian city Toronto and PvE story missions will help expand character stories. All current players will be allowed to play in a shared multiplayer environment with all new heroes and maps.

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Aside from story mode, a new competitive PvP mode, "Push" is coming soon to play over all existing maps. Player progression like game highlights, holiday skins, sprays and victory poses from Overwatch will be saved and can be accessible.

All of your favorite heroes are getting some sort of design changes and reinvented with visual updates. Blizzard will roll out regular content updates and seasonal events for original OW but they have no release window in mind for its sequel yet.

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Overwatch 2 Push Gameplay

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It was rumored long ago that Blizzard has been working hard on Diablo IV and Overwatch 2. Though everyone expected the former to come out, the latter was somewhat a surprise since it just launched a Nintendo Switch port recently.

Other than Diablo 4 reveal, one of the biggest announcements out of BlizzCon this year was sequel of Overwatch and Kaplan believes it will redefine everything a follow-up installment should stand for with steady stream of new contents.

Diablo 4 Announced

Blizzard Entertainment officially revealed highly-anticipated dungeon crawling title Diablo IV at BlizzCon 2019.

Although expected to be revealed last year, developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment ended up showcasing upcoming mobile title Diablo Immortal instead of latest installment of mainline Diablo game from popular dungeon crawler series.

After multiple leaks from various sources and a series of rumors hinting its existence over and over to fans, Blizzard has finally announced hack and slash action RPG title Diablo IV for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at BlizzCon 2019.

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Diablo IV Announced

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A brand-new cinematic trailer builds up arrival of ultimate evil and it seems all that waiting was really worth it.




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The video show off a perilous journey of a group of adventurers looking for gold but among them was a scholar who was only seeking knowledge. Their small posse is chased to an underground dungeon by a horde of demonic creatures.

They ask the scholar to breach seal of a gate while they fend off those beings and he figured out it would take blood to open the door. So he asks two of his companions to willingly offer their blood and it does open but one of them is left behind.

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However, instead of gold what they find inside is terror unimaginable as their fallen companion returns to unveil a horrific truth to them. They have unwittingly entered a forbidden tomb and opened up a gate to hell that will usher doom.

Finally, they all three surrenders to darkness and a veil of blood is formed to call forth home Lilith, daughter of hatred. Her blood soaked introduction to D4 is only a sign of Diablo lore getting darker and gruesome than ever.

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At this point, a new Diablo game is not a surprise anymore since it has been reportedly under development for some time and probably even changed direction at least once but ultimately, Blizzard decided to go back to series roots.

Entire plot will focus on Sanctuary and mother of the Nephalem, Lilith will be serving as main antagonist. Taking inspiration from all past games of the franchise in terms of horror aspects and gameplay, Diablo IV aims to be gorier and grittier.

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Blizzard has also revealed a first gameplay trailer showcasing character classes and other notable features.




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First noticeable change to new installment of the series is a massive graphical upgrade and smooth gameplay. Inclusion of horses as mounts indicates vast open-world locations that would require transportation to reach to.

At launch, Diablo IV to have five set of unique character classes and initially only three of them are revealed. Barbarian, Druid and Sorceress have their different set of skills to play out and charge into battlefield for glory.

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Barbarian represents heavy hitting warriors wielding powerful weapons that they can swap and switch between at any time. This valiant class will run rampant amidst streets littered with corpses and cause destruction all around.

A Druid can transform into creatures as Werebear to Werewolf and command magic like no other. Sorceress can harness elemental powers like fire, cold and lightning aside from freezing enemies before breaking them in pieces.

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More Random Dungeons

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Players are allowed to customize each class with ability levels, cosmetics, rune words and skill trees. They are free to go anywhere and anytime they want as campaign is completely open to either explore its expanded world or go on side quests.

Certain in-game areas are now open as PVP zones to fight each other but this is just an option if anyone wants to opt out. Social areas are for gathering in groups, trade items and even taking on terrifying bosses together.

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Multiplayer World Boss

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Shortly before announcement, a leak revealed that Diablo 4 will have three character classes and will be set in an open-world. Players will be able to interact with surrounding environment like climbing walls or even ride mounts as well.

Many long-time fans would have a great experience with such improvement to gameplay mechanics and turns out, these leaks were actually true, which certainly helps generating more hype for upcoming isometric action RPG title.

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When Diablo III came out in 2012, it initially suffered from connection issue at launch but ended up selling over 30 million copies. Though originally debuted for PC platform, D3 eventually saw console release and even a Nintendo Switch port.

Blizzard is promising their fan-base every reason to get excited for Diablo IV but there is no official launch date yet, nor even a release year. Given they have been working on the project for some time; we probably won't have to wait too long.