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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Metro Exodus DLC Expansion Pass Roadmap

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

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

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

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Metro Exodus DLC Expansion Pass Roadmap

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

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

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR METRO EXODUS.

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

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

RELATED: Metro Exodus Adds Game Plus Mode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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Wick’s Bounty Free Rewards

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

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

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John Wick Set

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Skull & Bones Delayed to 2020

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

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

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

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Skull & Bones Delayed to 2020

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

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

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



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

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Global Threat Story Trailer

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

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

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

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Global Threat Story Trailer

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

Samurai Shodown 2019 Gameplay Overview

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

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

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

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Samurai Shodown 2019 Gameplay Overview

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




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

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

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

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

RELATED: Samurai Shodown 2019 Release Date

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

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

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Intense and Epic Battles

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

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

RELATED: Samurai Shodown 2019 Adds Three New Characters

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

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

Red Dead Online New Missions and World Updates

Rockstar Games adds new co-op missions, gears and poker in latest update for Red Dead Online.

Seeing huge success with their Western-themed action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, developer/publisher Rockstar Games released its multiplayer component Red Dead Online in November 27, 2018.

RDO beta version is claimed to have a series of issues at launch that Rockstar promised to work on with regular updates. A brand-new update is out now that brings gameplay features, cooperative story missions and more improvements.

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Red Dead Online New Missions and World Updates

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Take a look at world updates of RDO and the road ahead for the game in a short new trailer released lately.




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The way core gameplay elements of Red Dead Online works in Wild West is a subject to change only to make it more appealing and fun to players, so that they can have experiences that helps them build a stronger connection to its characters and world.

New missions are added in A Land of Opportunities to further expand Jessica LeClerk revenge saga. Mrs. LeClerk will need assistance from players to solve the murder mystery of her husband following a showdown at Fort Mercer.

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A Land of Opportunities Missions

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Co-op campaign is expanded with this latest update with missions for players both honorable and dishonorable. Taking an honorable Gunslinger path will lead you to have a face-off against Del Lobos gang to help Marshall Tom Davies in Valentine.

Then in Outlaw strand, team-up with Samson Finch for a highway robbery and pull of a high-stakes heist at St. Denis Bank. Either way, your quest would eventually have you come across a dangerous enemy in Blackwater.

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Free Roam Missions

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Free Roam Missions are part of Red Dead Online core gameplay that keeps things interesting and new characters from Red Dead Redemption 2 story campaign have joined to offer replay values with a new variety of unique mission types.

We have Aberdeen Pig Farmers and Thomas the Skiff Captain joined already with more familiar faces to come very soon. There would be random events and encounters that offer you chance to win some extra cash, gold nuggets, honor and XP.

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More Co-Operative Missions

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What activities do cowboys do for entertainment when they are not busy shooting outlaws out there? They mostly play poker. Play with groups of up to 6 players for invite-only game of Hold 'Em of lower stakes in private, friendly manner.

Or just visit a public table if you are looking for getting into higher buy-in and rewards. Find a table in select locations like Blackwater, Flatneck Station, Saint Denis, Tumbleweed and Valentine to show off your poker skills.

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Play Some Poker

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In terms of weapon, LeMat Revolver from Red Dead Redemption makes its way into Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue for purchase. It has flawless accuracy with a 9-round revolving chamber and a secondary barrel for buckshot.

Also check out some newly available clothing items and emotes that are highly-requested from community members. Wear patterned Bandanas and Ponchos or flaunt off Flip Off and Throat Slit emotes while keeping a frequent eye on inventory.

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LeMat Revolver, Clothing and More

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All RDO beta players will receive 15 gold bars and 25% increase of XP during missions as well as a 25% increased rate of finding more cash and gold in treasure chests as a thank you gesture from Rockstar Games for logging in this week.

Players who own Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition will get $100 in-game cash and free Throat Slit emote as bonus as well. Red Dead Online looks forward to add more Free Roam characters, Showdown modes and more in upcoming weeks.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 Almost Confirmed

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

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

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

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 Almost Confirmed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Netflix Teasing Game Announcements at E3 2019

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

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

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

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Netflix Teasing Game Announcements at E3 2019

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

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

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



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



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

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

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Netflix Originals Into Video Games

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

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

Friday, May 10, 2019

RAGE 2 Post-Launch Content Roadmap 2019

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

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

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

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RAGE 2 Post-Launch Content Roadmap 2019

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

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

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Vomit Comet Pistol Skin

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

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

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Community Challenges and Events

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

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

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RAGE 2 Pre-Order Bonus

RELATED: RAGE 2 Official Gameplay Trailer

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

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

Crash Team Racing Remastered Customization Revealed

Customization feature is coming to kart racing game Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled for carts and characters.

Seeing an impressive success upon releasing Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, a bundle of remastered games from Crash Bandicoot series in recent years, publisher Activision set their sight on Crash Team Racing as their next project.

Originally developed by Naughty Dog, the popular kart racing game is now titled Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and being entirely reworked by Beenox, who are introducing cart and character customization in CTR for the first time.

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Crash Team Racing Remastered Customization Revealed

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Let's have a brief glance at aspects of customization features for CTR in following official trailer released lately.




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Nitro-Fueled does not simply take you on different tracks for racing while aiding with power-ups and speed boosters but it will feature a variety of customization options for your carts and characters to add more personal touch.

You will be able to change cart bodies, apply paint jobs, add stickers and even alter wheels. Character skins from N. Sane Trilogy to customize appearances of your racers are also available as well as new victory animations.

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Earning customization items would require players to playthrough Adventure Mode of the game and collect Wumpa coins. Character stats like beginner, intermediate and advanced racing classes would also be accessible.

CTR features various known characters from Crash Bandicoot universe and players are allowed to pick one among 15 of them to save the planet from utter destruction by racing in carts up against villainous Nitros Oxide.

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Customize Your Kart and Racer

RELATED: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Becomes Fastest-Selling Switch Game of 2018

N. Sane Trilogy ended up selling over 10 million copies by 2019 and became a fastest-selling game on Switch. Activision is planning to release a new Crash Bandicoot game within a few years and therefore, wants to re-introduce the franchise in advance.

Announced back at The Game Awards 2018, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is scheduled to release on June 21, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Though release on PC platform is not announced yet, we can only hope for it to come later sometime.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

PlayStation State of Play May 2019

May 2019 episode of PlayStation State of Play stream features update on anticipated new PS4 releases.

After having their first-ever State of Play broadcast stream back in March, Sony Interactive Entertainment has returned once again with its second episode to showcase announcements for some of the anticipated upcoming PlayStation titles.

Some of these upcoming PS4 games are what keeping everyone on edge of their seats. Compared to their last show, May 2019 is relatively short and straight to the point while also faring a lot better than its first episode in terms of fan-reaction.

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PlayStation State of Play May 2019

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Indulge yourself into the newest State of Play stream that comes bearing some of 2019's biggest announcements.




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Predator: Hunting Grounds | Announced




One of the deadliest creatures from sci-fi action horror genre we came across on movies was undoubtedly big-game hunting Predator that Arnold Schwarzenegger's character Dutch Schaefer has tussled with in 1987 live-action movie.

Now, developer IllFonic is teaming up with 20th Century Fox to bring back that suspense feel of the hunter, who would stalk and kill its prey in upcoming asymmetrical shooter game Predator: Hunting Grounds that will arrive on 2020 for PS4.

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MediEvil | Release Date




Back in October 2018, a PS4 remake for action-adventure hack and slash game MediEvil was announced by developer SIE Worldwide Studios and Sony has revealed its official release date to be this Halloween on October 25, 2019!

Not everyone is lucky enough to get a chance at redemption but Sir Daniel Fortesque gets his chance after death. So, he is returning in an all-new glory this year wielding his enchanted sword at his enemies to liberate Gallowmere from an undead invasion.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake | Teaser Trailer




A high-definition remake of action role-playing game Final Fantasy VII Remake is long overdue now that it was announced back in E3 2015 and developer/publisher Square Enix confirmed that it would arrive sometime before 2023.

Newest spectacular look at FFVII brings back a lot of memory and seeing Aerith and Cloud together is priceless. While teasing us with a glimpse for now, producer Yoshinori Kitase promised to reveal more in June, probably in E3 2019.

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Away: The Survival Series | Announced




Ever wondered about seeing wildlife through perspective of one of its inhabitant and experience how it is out there? Because developer/publisher Breaking Walls is offering you a chance to journey into the wild in Away: The Survival Series.

Coming soon on PlayStation 4, you will be stepping into a world full of danger and opportunity as a Sugar Glider. In your quest for survival, many dangerous creatures of animal kingdom will come cross within wilderness and would make things interesting.

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Riverbond | Gameplay Trailer




Played in dungeon-crawling style, players explore through worlds to slay monsters and collecting treasures by assuming role of a hero character. The game perfectly encapsulates 16-bit era nostalgia and nicely wraps it up with fluid graphics.

Awaiting release for this summer, shoot and slash game Riverbond is designed to experience in four player local co-op adventure and rendered in amazing voxel art style, featuring crossover skins for players from popular indie games.

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Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne | Release Date




On December 2018, developer/publisher Capcom announced a brand-new expansion Iceborne for action RPG Monster Hunter: World. This massive content update takes you into a snow-filled territory and of course explores a new story.

Gameplay reveal trailer for Iceborne offers a quick look at some of its new monsters players would be tussling with once it arrives on September 6, 2019. Fan-favorite monster Nargacuga is returning to give many hunters a tough time when they meet.

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Also, people were apparently less mad at Sony this time since last time their dislike ratio on the presentation on YouTube was double than likes for no reason that mattered and this time, that ratio has been only half of its overall like count.

What we gathered from second State of Play stream is that many are relatively happy upon receiving update on MediEvil and Final Fantasy VII Remake. Plus, many who were waiting for latest news on MHW expansion Iceborne got some more info as well.

Days Gone Outsold God of War at Launch in Japan

Sales number is seemingly higher for survival horror game Days Gone than God of War at its launch week in Japan.

Although action-adventure survival horror title Days Gone has its fair share of issues with in-game bugs and biased reviews from some major outlets, it has been voted by fans as one of the best new game launched in April 2019.

This latest PlayStation 4-exclusive game from developer SIE Bend Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has failed to satisfy Western audience at large but looks like, players in Japan loved it even more than God of War.

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Days Gone Outsold God of War at Launch in Japan

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According to recent reports, the game has sold an overall amount of 114,319 copies in Japanese market on its first week of launch, which is almost three times over for 46,091 units sold by last year's critically acclaimed game God of War.

Of course sales numbers of Japan is not necessarily going to bring major shift in Europe and United States territories but it remains a statement to those who sidelined it as another zombie game and even gave it a tepid review.

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Besides, it became Players' Choice winner for April in an official poll while remaining one of the top downloaded games at PlayStation Store, only behind NetherRealm's newest entry Mortal Kombat 11 and ahead of World War Z.

It may not have been able to keep up the hype initially created after an official announcement at E3 2016 and may not contain a gripping story, Bend Studio is still committed to their fan-base and promised to bring free post-launch DLC in June.

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Often time players are very critical about technical flaws in major AAA video games, especially when it took a seven year period in development and delayed official release window a few times over before launching on April 26.

Despite its flaws, Days Gone offers you a pretty decent gameplay experience to enjoy a ride with outlaw Deacon St. John in a world ravaged by a global pandemic that turned every infected person into a zombie like rabid creature.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Announced

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

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

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

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Announced

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




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

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

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Survive and Fight Back

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Pre-Order Bonus

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

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

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Apex Legends Comes to Mobile

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

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

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

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Apex Legends Comes to Mobile

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

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

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

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

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

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