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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Disintegration, Rocket Arena and Two Point Hospital on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days adds Disintegration, Rocket Arena and Two Point Hospital for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate this weekend.

Three more new games have joined lately on Xbox Free Play Days lineup of free trail this week for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to have a spectacular time on Xbox One throughout entire weekend.

Get access to download Disintegration, Rocket Arena and Two Point Hospital from Microsoft Store by heading over Live Gold section of your account, starting from July 30, 12:01 AM PDT and enjoy until August 2, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Disintegration, Rocket Arena and Two Point Hospital on Xbox Free Play Days

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In first-person shooter title Disintegration from developer V1 Interactive and publisher Private Division, players assume role of a Gravcycle pilot in a sci-fi setting 150 years from now and take part in 5v5 multiplayer alongside squads.

Pick a unique hero to engage in high-octane action in 3v3 third-person online shooter Rocket Arena by Final Strike Games and Electronic Arts. Join with a squad of heroes and come up with new strategies for a challenging experience.

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A whacky business simulation, Two Point Hospital from developer Two Point Studios and publisher Sega puts you in charge of a bunch of infirmary by curing patients of their strange ailments and managing your healthcare stuffs.

Even when your trail weekend on Xbox Free Play Days finally comes to an end, you can still keep playing these titles by simply purchasing them using your exclusive member discount and carry over gamescores and in-game progress.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Civilization VI, For Honor and Yakuza Kiwami on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days this weekend brings Civilization VI, For Honor and Yakuza Kiwami for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members.

To spice up your relaxing days each week, Xbox Free Play Days event brings out some hand-picked free game trials for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to enjoy over the weekend on their Xbox One consoles.

Starting from July 23, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT, members can head over to Microsoft Store to get access free to download Civilization VI, For Honor and Yakuza Kiwami to keep playing until July 26, 11:59 PM PDT /2:59 AM EDT.

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Civilization VI, For Honor and Yakuza Kiwami on Xbox Free Play Days

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An ultimate empire building simulator, Civilization VI is a turn-based strategy game from Firaxis Games and 2K Games. Extend your reign across the map throughout history and lead your nation to greatness as its supreme leader.

Become a brave Knight, honorable Samurai, vicious Viking or formidable Wu Lin in medieval fighting game For Honor from developer/publisher Ubisoft to pit players into epic battles against fearsome enemies to test your skills.

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A remake of critically-acclaimed original title, Yakuza Kiwami is ultimate Kazuma Kiryu saga featuring expanded cinematic, enhanced gameplay, uncapped framerates, ultra-widescreen support and fan-favorite battle styles of Yakuza 0.

Xbox Free Play Days eventually comes to a close by end of this week but you can keep up having fun by purchasing these titles for exclusive member discount to carry over all of your in-game achievements, gamescores and progress.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Total War Saga: Troy Announced, Will Be Epic Games Store-Exclusive

Creative Assembly and Sega announced Total War Saga: Troy to arrive on August, as an Epic Store-exclusive.

For past two decades, Total War series from developer Creative Assembly and publisher Sega has been a staple turn-based strategy game genre on PC platform, which kick-started its entire legacy with Shogun: Total War back in 2000.

Following announcement of a new game last year, Total War Saga: Troy is officially revealed today as an Epic Games Store-exclusive with a set release date of August 13, 2020 and will be free to claim for first 24 hours of its launch.

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Total War Saga: Troy Announced, Will Be Epic Games Store-Exclusive

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A brand-new announce trailer for Total War Saga: Troy briefly showcase its historical settings and theme.




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RTS games from Total War franchise could be really daunting to newcomers and Epic Store free giveaway could a great initiative to drive them in. More players will have their first Total War experience through EGS alongside series veterans.

Creative Assembly clearly stated that they have no future plans Epic-exclusivity at all and wants to be on multiple PC outlets, including Steam. At some point after August 2021, Troy is likely to debut on Valve digital storefront eventually.

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Set in Bronze Age, Troy will be focusing on 20-year of conflict between Mycenaean Greece and Troy, better known as Trojan War. You can play as one of the eight renowned heroes to either conquer or defend Troy in a legendary battle.

Total War Saga: Troy will explore its famous battle from both sides, whether you play as Achilles of Greece or Hector of Troy. Amidst the heat of war, you can summon mythic units like Cyclops, Minotaur and such to help you in battlefield.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 PC Version on GOG Lacks Online Multiplayer

GOG store is selling Streets of Rage 4 PC Version without online multiplayer and yet charging for a full price.

After a very long departure from series for nearly 25 years, classic side-scrolling beat 'em up game Streets of Rage 4 makes a comeback to its genre lately by launching on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Although all versions of SoR4 seemingly have released with all similar features in common, GOG version of the game for PC platform is not supporting online multiplayer mode in spite of having a same price tag as Steam storefront.

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Streets of Rage 4 PC Version on GOG Lacks Online Multiplayer

RELATED: Streets of Rage 4 Reveals New Screenshots

PC version on GOG has a disclaimer that evidently states that two-player online mode is currently not available on store and DRM-free version of SoR4 only supports up to four-player in local co-op action, not two-player online.

When a fan asked on social media about whether Streets of Rage 4 will have cross-play with Steam, a reply from developer Lizardcube recently confirmed about removal of online gameplay and only accessibility of local multiplayer.

RELATED: Streets of Rage 4 Gameplay Teaser

In a response to fan on Twitter, this unfortunate shortcoming for GOG version is verified by Lizardcube.


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Though Lizardcube suggests there is no online mode on GOG, store note claims that SoR4 will not be supporting online features "at this time". In this case, you may have to choose between no DRM and no multiplayer option therefore.

In general, beat 'em up games are much more fun to play with friends but since many players are staying indoors these days due to recent COVID-19 pandemic, they have to mostly rely on online experience for instead of couch co-op.

RELATED: Streets of Rage 4 Introduces Floyd Iraia and Multiplayer

Despite providing a literal inferior version of SoR4, both GOG and Steam version are being sold for $24.99 only. Considering lack of a major feature, Lizardcube could at least offer everyone to get the game at a lesser price as a courtesy.

A modern-day revival of known franchise, Streets of Rage 4 was only made possible due to collective efforts of DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube with blessings from series creator Sega, who served as a publisher this time.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Sonic Mania and Yakuza 0 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days offers Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Sonic Mania and Yakuza 0 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

Another weekend of Xbox Free Play Days event returns with exciting new free games for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to enjoy on their Xbox One consoles while staying at home, practicing social distancing.

Starting right away from April 30, 12:01 AM PDT, get instant access to enjoy Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Sonic Mania and Yakuza 0 at Microsoft Store using your Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate membership until May 3, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Sonic Mania and Yakuza 0 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Story of action role-playing game Kingdom Come: Deliverance is focused on Henry, son of a blacksmith. Following a massacre of his parents, he becomes a warrior seeking revenge by joining a resistance against King Sigismund.

In a classic revival of long-running Sonic the Hedgehog series, titular blue hedgehog, Tails and Knuckles returns for another exhilarating adventure of facing their arch-enemy Doctor Eggman in 2017 platform game Sonic Mania from Sega.

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A prequel title to fan-favorite Yakuza franchise, 2015 action-adventure title Yakuza 0 ventures into late criminal world of 80's Japan, featuring lead characters Kazuma Kiryu and his rival Goro Majima for a narrative-heavy experience.

When your weekend comes to an end and so is Xbox Free Play Days, keep on playing by purchasing these titles by taking advantage of an ongoing discount to carry over all of your earned achievements and in-game progress.

Streets of Rage 4 Out Now

Side-scrolling beat 'em up game Streets of Rage 4 from DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube is now available on PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One.

A modern day revival of a classic side-scrolling beat 'em up series, Streets of Rage 4 from developer DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube in association with publisher Sega is out on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

10 years after events of Streets of Rage 3, a new crime syndicate has taken over Wood Oak City in absence of villainous Mr. X, forcing martial artist Axel Stone and ex-cop Blaze Fielding to return in action once again with reinforcement.

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Streets of Rage 4 Out Now

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Series veterans Axel and Blaze are joined by an old friend Adam Hunter, his daughter Cherry Hunter and Floyd Iraia, cyborg apprentice of Dr. Zan. Together they decide to fight off to eradicate the reign of Y Twins, heir of Mr. X.

SoR4 supports up to four-player in local co-op mode and multiplayer online with a single friend. Iconic retro combat style has been improved with brand-new gameplay mechanics to clean up the streets of Wood Oak from loathing scourge of evil.

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Local Co-Op Multiplayer

RELATED: Streets of Rage 4 Gameplay Teaser

Instead of bringing back characters like Skate, Max or Zan from previous SoR games, Dotemu lead game designer settled for Adam Hunter. Initially you start playing as Axel, Blaze, Cherry and Floyd before you eventually unlock Adam.

Aside from trying out Arcade and Boss Rush mode, there is competitive Battle Mode for players who would love to engage in brawl. Throughout different locations, test your fighting skills against rival players with your favorite characters.

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Refining Special Moves

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Check out the official launch trailer for Streets of Rage 4 and witness evolutions of its design elements.




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In an attempt to recapture the glory of Streets of Rage franchise, dev team has recreated fan-favorite characters in beautiful hand-drawn visuals and added a mix of original soundtracks as well as old ones from Streets of Rage 1 and 2.

Streets of Rage 4 is essentially a franchise rebirth after nearly 25 years that nicely fits to recent trends while catering to nostalgic fans, which is very much rooted into the vein of old-school Streets of Rage games and much more fun.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Total War: Shogun 2 Free on Steam Now

Sega is giving away PC version of 2011 acclaimed strategy game Total War: Shogun 2 on Steam for free.

In an attempt to keep everyone indoors and self-quarantined amidst COVID-19 pandemic, developer Creative Assembly and publisher Sega is offering a free copy of 2011 strategy game Total War: Shogun 2 for PC platforms via Steam.

Starting from April 27, 10 AM PT/1 PM EDT, Shogun 2 is free-to-keep forever once you claim it before May 1, 10 AM PT/1 PM EDT. Also, a franchise sale will kick-off at the same time with selected Total War games and DLC.

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Total War: Shogun 2 Free on Steam Now

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Set in 16th-century feudal era of Japan, players assume control over one of several factions of local warlords. You can repeatedly recreate history by employing varying strategy to build an empire by dominating rival clans in battle.

Those who already own Shogun 2 base game and several DLC add-ons will be offered an adjusted price for additional purchase. Unfortunately, Rome: Total War and Total War: Three Kingdoms are not included in ongoing sale.

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Since the entire world is going through an unimaginable challenge of fighting Coronavirus outbreak, Sega wanted to help contribute in a collective effort of gamers by giving away a free game to encourage them in staying at home.

Total War: Shogun 2 is considered as one of the greatest strategy titles on PC, which is typically sold on Steam storefront for $18.99 only. When this limited time giveaway period finally ends, the game will be added on sale for 75% off.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 Release Date, Battle Mode Revealed

DotEmu has announced Streets of Rage 4 to release on April 30 and Battle Mode revealed in a new trailer.

It took 26 years for classic beat 'em up series Streets of Rage to make a glorious come back through its upcoming sequel Streets of Rage 4 by developer DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube, teaming up with publisher Sega.

DotEmu has announced an official release date of SoR4 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on April 30, 2020 and much-anticipated return of fan-favorite Battle Mode in a brand-new trailer weeks before launch.

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Streets of Rage 4 Release Date, Battle Mode Revealed

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Latest trailer for Streets of Rage 4 showcases basic gameplay mechanics of Battle Mode ahead of its release.




RELATED: Streets of Rage 4 Reveals New Screenshots

Battle Mode is a friendly competitive mode for players to engage in brawl of might and skills with up to three friends, which is a great way to find out which one of these brawlers are most powerful and best suited to your playstyle.

You pick one of your favorite characters and duke it out with rival players over many different locations. Battle Mode is a perfect testing ground for practice your special moves and to find out who is the finest fighter of Wood Oak City.

RELATED: Streets of Rage 4 Gameplay Teaser

Available at launch, Battle Mode offers you an expanded roster of fighters including the ones from retro years, once you unlock them. Almost every known Streets of Rage characters are brought back with shiny pixel-art makeover.

In addition, you can choose from two soundtracks while playing SoR4, anytime you want in-game. You can either tune into an all-new set of composed tracks or try to find your right jam in a mix of Streets of Rage 1 and 2 soundtracks.

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Retro Characters Return

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Dev team was playing with sprites from early games in Streets of Rage saga and incorporated them into Guard Crush engine. Overall animations for newest SoR installment were done from ground up for each frame, hitbox and timing.

Streets of Rage 4 is a trip down to nostalgia lane that has been updated with advanced technology and superior graphics for modern console systems for fans of original side-scrolling series, which is still very much faithful to its root.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

PlayStation Plus Free Games for March 2020

For March 2020, PlayStation Plus free games lineup includes Shadow of the Colossus and Sonic Forces.

Stepping into March 2020, Sony Entertainment reveals upcoming lineup of free monthly PlayStation 4 games that members of PlayStation Plus monthly subscription service will get access to enjoy from earlier next month.

Latest PS Plus free titles include a 2018 remake of an original PlayStation 2 classic and an iconic platformer. Meanwhile, you can still try out Bioshock: The Collection, The Sims 4 and Firewall: Zero Hour while there is time until March 3.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for March 2020

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Completely remade from ground up by developer Bluepoint Games, action-adventure game Shadow of the Colossus retains all of its original aspects as they worked on improved 4K graphics, control scheme and performance.

A young adventurer named Wander embarks a quest to resurrect a girl he loved by taking down sixteen colossal beings that roams on Forbidden Lands and he travels on horseback to seek out each of these Colossi on various landscapes.

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Riding in success of recent Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie release, joining next is a 2017 platform game Sonic Forces that was developed to celebrate 25th anniversary of its franchise and features three gameplay mode variations.

Dr. Eggman returns to take over entire world with help from a powerful villain named Infinite. Sonic and his friends must form a rebellion by teaming up with Classic Sonic while players can create their own Custom Hero Character as well.

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PS Plus members can also join in for a trial weekend for upcoming asymmetrical multiplayer title Predator: Hunting Grounds from March 27, 2020. You can either band a Fireteam together or become the fierce Predator to hunt them down.

With a planned release of PlayStation 5 due for holiday season this year, PlayStation Plus is offering subscribers more PS4-exclusives. Sony has yet to reveal how they would approach their next-gen console owners with PS Plus membership.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Streets of Rage 4 Introduces Floyd Iraia and Multiplayer

DotEmu reveals new Streets of Rage 4 trailer showcasing fifth playable character Floyd Iraia and co-op mode.

Returning to classic side-scrolling beat 'em up series after nearly three decades, developer DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube teams up with original Streets of Rage series developer/publisher Sega for upcoming Streets of Rage 4.

SoR4 has already revealed ex-cop Axel Stone and detective Blaze Fielding, Adam Hunter and his daughter Cherry Hunter. In latest trailer, a fifth playable character named Floyd Iraia is introduced along with multiplayer feature details.

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Streets of Rage 4 Introduces Floyd Iraia and Multiplayer

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Official trailer offers first look at new hero, gameplay and newly added online multiplayer aspects of SoR4.




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Floyd is an original protagonist character making his debut as a heavy hitting fighter with cybernetic arms. His mechanical arms are a gift from Streets of Rage 3 cyborg scientist character Dr. Gilbert Zan, which is his tie to SoR series.

Though his movements and health recovery period is slower than others, he has the longest reach among all five. Aside from shocking, smashing and throwing bad guys, his arm cannon can deal serious damage with a powerful blast.

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Cybernetic Brawling Muscle

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Floyd Iraia can simply grab enemies from a considerable distance directly by extending one of his arms or in between fighting to throw around. He can even grab two nearby goons and then smash them together for maximum impact.

SoR4 will allow players to team-up with only one person for online play feature right from launch day. For first time in entire Streets of Rage franchise history, local co-operative mode will support up to four-players to party up.

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Four-Player Offline Co-Op

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Joining as a composer is Yoko Shimomura, who previously wrote music for Final Fight and Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. Original series composers Motohiro Kawashima and Yuzo Koshiro would join her to do '90s-themed soundtrack.

Streets of Rage 4 to arrive on spring 2020 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Though an official release date yet to be revealed by DotEmu, players can likely to expect hearing an announcement sooner than later.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Naruto to Boruto, Shining Resonance Refrain and Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Free Play Days

Free Play Days event offers Naruto to Boruto, Shining Resonance and Valkyria Chronicles 4 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

It is time for another fresh-new lineup of Xbox Free Play Days for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. Though many of these games have already made rounds to this weekly event before, they are worth a shot.

Starting from February 20, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT, players with a membership can jump on to their Xbox One consoles to download and play these titles throughout end of weekend for free until February 23, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Naruto to Boruto, Shining Resonance Refrain and Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Free Play Days

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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker from Soleil Ltd. and Bandai Namco Entertainment is a 4v4 team-based multiplayer online fighting game unlike previous games from Naruto series played in MOBA style with an improved graphics style.

Shinobi Striker is an ongoing tournament among ninja groups that doesn't rely much on a core story. Aside from regular team fighting, there are other modes like Flag Battles and Base Battles that are variation of capture the flag and domination mode.

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A localization and remastered JRPG game, Shining Resonance Refrain improves upon original version in a Western release. Aside from regular gameplay activities, a large focus is set on narrative that is presented in visual novel style.

Players assume the role of protagonist Yuma Ilvern, who can summon legendary Shining Dragon and will engage in real-time action combat. His entire struggle revolves around stopping exploitation of ancient dragons' power by Empire.

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 goes back to its series roots of tactical role-playing gameplay and heavily focuses on many fan-favorite aspects. Some balance changes and newly introduced system makes it a fresh experience for veteran players.

There are about 40 hours of anime turn-based tactics and wide range of options to plot your strategies in campaign mode. VC4 rewards for planning in advance as it will heavily punish you for not being thinking of any counter-attacks.

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By the end of Xbox Free Play Days weekend, you might want to keep playing any or all of these titles and can purchase them for a limited time exclusive discount to transfer all of your in-game achievements and Gamerscore to full game.

Shinobi Striker Standard and Deluxe Edition are currently available at 85% discount for Live Gold and Game Pass members. Shining Resonance Refrain along with both Standard and Complete Edition of Valkyria Chronicles 4 are 50% off now.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania and Super Monkey Ball on Xbox Free Play Days

NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD joins Free Play Days event this weekend.

In a running streak of Xbox Free Play Days event, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are getting their hands on some truly exciting titles each weekend to download and play for free on Xbox One consoles.

For this week, subscribers can try out all three of NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD for a limited time period of February 13, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT through February 16, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania and Super Monkey Ball on Xbox Free Play Days

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Those who missed out your chance of trying out 2019 basketball simulation title NBA 2K20 on Free Play Days last time can jump in with a mission to collect all All-Star cards in MyTeam and experience the thrill of playing in a league.

In celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie's recent release, 2017 side-scrolling platform game Sonic Mania from Sega arrives right in time to take on an all-new adventure with series favorites like Sonic, Tails and Knuckles.

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In remastered HD glory, single-player platformer Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz invites players into fun-filled adventure through over 100 stages alongside 50 mini-games, featuring all key-characters from past series titles.

When your Xbox Free Play Days of fun finally comes to a close where you want to keep playing, simply purchase any or all of these titles in a great discounted price using your membership privilege and have your progress carried to full game.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Goat Simulator, Puyo Puyo Champions and Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Xbox Free Play Days

Goat Simulator, Puyo Puyo Champions and Valkyria Chronicles 4 joins Free Play Days event this weekend.

Another week of Free Play Days event arrives with fresh new bundle of games for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate services this weekend to download and keep playing for free on their Xbox One consoles.

Kick-starting from December 19, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT, these three new titles Goat Simulator, Puyo Puyo Champions and Valkyria Chronicles 4 will become available to access until December 22, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Goat Simulator, Puyo Puyo Champions and Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Xbox Free Play Days

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If you used to believe that goats are capable of doing no harm and are pretty innocent creatures, then Goat Simulator from developer/publisher Coffee Stain Studios will prove you wrong and see how much chaos they can really make.

Players who love to get into some fast-paced puzzle game experience can appreciate Puyo Puyo Champions, where you can have fun with its various modes, tactfully place formations for creating chains and send garbage in ways to your rivals.

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Following footsteps of past three games from developer/publisher Sega, tactical role-playing title Valkyria Chronicles 4 brings new soldier class Grenadier into its tensed battlefield for Squad E to fight against hostile enemy forces.

Join your troops and come up with strategies that help you secure victory against imperial soldiers and mighty Valkyria. Presented in anime-esque visual style, VC4 returns back to its series roots and adds new mechanics for newcomers.

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It is understandable if someone is unable to dip their toes into all three games in such brief window. Therefore, you can purchase them on sale as both Goat Simulator and Puyo Puyo Champions come at 75% and 60% price off respectively.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Standard Edition and Complete Edition drops down to 50% discount from their regular price tag. Then get your hands on all available add-on and bonus content in DLC bundle up for $19.99 only right now at 20% off.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle Revealed

Recent listings at Microsoft Store reveals remaster version of Bayonetta and Vanquish for modern consoles.

Following a recent leak on ResetEra forum has lead to players finding out a remaster project for sci-fi action third-person shooter Vanquish is in works from Microsoft Store listing, another fan-favorite title is discovered shortly afterwards.

Then another listing for cult classic action-adventure hack and slash title Bayonetta from developer Platinum Games appeared with a February 18, 2020 release date for both alongside Bayonetta and Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle.

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Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle Revealed

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Both of these fan-favorite titles were originally released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 that are now being considered for a re-release on Xbox One platform with 4K graphics support at 60 FPS and most likely for PlayStation 4 as well.

Product description reads that these games will run on 4K Ultra HD on Xbox One X aside from having achievements and cloud saves. If not exclusive to Microsoft consoles, then same features will hopefully be available on a PS4 Pro.

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There are no further details on what upgrades Platinum Games would be adding to these decade-old games since they are already backward compatible with Xbox One platform right now, apart from their graphical enhancements.

In 2017, a rumor surrounding Bayonetta and Vanquish got out when a box art for the bundle was leaked online. Looks like, developers were busy for past two years to finish their work before making an official announcement.

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On October 29, 2019, Bayonetta series has celebrated its 10th anniversary of release on PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2009 with a special artwork from series director Hideki Kamiya and character designer Mari Shimazaki.

10th Anniversary Bundle will include remastered versions of Bayonetta and Vanquish but has yet to reveal a price point. Though publisher Sega didn't officially announced the titles but has re-released them both on Steam in past.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Company of Heroes 2 Free on Steam Now

Sega celebrates Company of Heroes 2 World Championship 2019 finals by offering PC version for free on Steam.

Set during World War II era of events, real-time strategy game Company of Heroes 2 from developer Relic Entertainment and publisher Sega is currently free to download on PC platform throughout an entire weekend.

You can head over to CoH2 store page on Steam right away to download a copy for free anytime before the promotional offer eventually ends on November 17, 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM EDT and then have it on your library forever.

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Company of Heroes 2 Free on Steam Now

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After this free weekend giveaway period is over, you will still be able to purchase the title at 75% price off until November 24. Alongside its base game, entire series of major DLC packs will be available under that same deep discount.

Players can also get a free copy of Victory at Stalingrad mission pack DLC when they simply sign up for official newsletter. This is a great starting point for anyone looking to get into CoH2 and get an extra free content as a bonus.

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Relic and Sega has been giving up this follow-up sequel to CoH as a freebie for past few years and if you somehow missed to catch it before, this is your limited time window this year to grab a copy within next forty-eight hours.

Company of Heroes 2 is hosting World Championship 2019 finals now where best players from around world are competing against each other for a $20,000 prize pool and interested parties can watch these professionals play live on Twitch.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Yakuza Remastered Collection Announced

Sega released long-requested games from Yakuza franchise for PS4 in a bundle titled Yakuza Remastered Collection.

For long, players have been requesting developer/publisher Sega to release remastered versions of their fan-favorite crime fiction games from Yakuza series for international market, which are already out in Japan individually.

Today, Sega has officially released Yakuza Remastered Collection for PlayStation 4 that includes Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5. Other than major graphical improvement, previously removed content are being added to this compilation.

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Yakuza Remastered Collection Announced

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Witness the Dragon of the Dojima return to action in a newly released announcement trailer from Sega.




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Among this trio of games, only Yakuza 3 is currently available for download on PS store and by 2020, the rest two will roll out. Yakuza 4 will be added to collection on October 29 and then by February 11, 2020, Yakuza 5 will join as well.

Whereas original games used to run in 720p and 30 FPS, remastered titles will be running on 1080p and 60 FPS. Sega has also emphasized on re-localization by reviewing and revising new English scripts that even has some parts rewritten.

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Yakuza Remastered Collection Day 1 Edition

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Whatever piece of contents was excluded in original releases is now added once more for proper completion of the anthology, which includes a number of mini-games like bowling, karaoke, mahjong and shogi as well as few sub-stories.

Sega has planned a physical version release of Yakuza Remastered Collection on same day when Yakuza 5 will be unlocked. This package will be a two-disc set for all three games in a red collectible case featuring Kiryu's dragon tattoo on it.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Streets of Rage 4 Introduces Cherry Hunter

At Gamescom 2019, a third playable character Cherry Hunter is introduced for Streets of Rage 4 by developer DotEmu.

Back in August 2018, official announcement for upcoming side-scrolling beat 'em up game Streets of Rage 4 was made by developer DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube with a brand-new trailer and some gameplay bits.

Two fan-favorite series regular ex-cop Axel Stone and police detective Blaze Fielding are confirmed for SoR4. A third and newly added playable character named Cherry Hunter is introduced lately at Gamescom 2019 in a new clip.

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Streets of Rage 4 Introduces Cherry Hunter

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Take a look at debut trailer for Cherry Hunter, joining brawling streets alongside Axel and Blaze from Gamescom 2019.




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Aside from Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding from original Streets of Rage, two additional playable characters were on vaguely teased on background silhouette of PAX East 2019 gameplay teaser video that anyone can miss pretty easily.

Newest SoR4 recruit is a guitar-playing fighter Cherry Hunter, daughter of Adam Hunter from first SoR game. She is a street-level brawler with love for music, who took some lesson in self-defense from her father and Axel.

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Guitar-Wielding Warrior

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Cherry wields an electric guitar that she uses to perform slide through or shock her enemies with guitar strum. She has some similarities in her moves with her mentor Axel and though her punches may not hit hard, she is fast.

Despite being a young warrior, Cherry Hunter is an interesting playable fighter that brings variety into gameplay experience. We are likely to get another reveal very soon from silhouette tease who will probably be a "powerhouse" character.

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A Street-Level Brawler

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After gaining "cult classic" status in side-scrolling beat 'em up genre from fans, Streets of Rage series has been on hiatus for more than two decades until original developer/publisher of the franchise Sega decided to bring it back.

Although Streets of Rage 4 has not received an official launch date from Dotemu just yet but its release platforms are recently revealed to be Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which came out exactly as early predictions.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions on Xbox Free Play Days

Xbox Live Gold members to get Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions this weekend on Free Play Days event.

Back in March 2019, massively multiplayer online role-playing game Black Desert from developer/publisher Pearl Abyss saw release of its Xbox One version that includes an enhanced treatment for Xbox One X console as well.

This weekend, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members going to get into the sandbox open-world fantasy MMORPG experience on Free Play Days event from August 15, 12:01 AM PDT until August 18, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions on Xbox Free Play Days

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To take advantage of your membership to Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate, you can purchase Standard and Deluxe Edition at 30% off or Ultimate Edition for 50% less to keep up your in-game achievements even when the event is over.

You may or may not have heard much about puzzle action game Puyo Puyo Champions from developer Sonic Team and publisher Sega but now that it is available on Free Play Days, why not give it a shot if you have some spare time?

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Also, subscribers can enjoy saving a solid 50% off picking up the game to have some puzzle adventures that is suitable for some friendly competition in both local and online multiplayer mode among players of all ages.

So, get in front of your Xbox console and try out these free to play games throughout this weekend before Sunday. Pick either of Black Desert or Puyo Puyo Champions during the event and wait for more to come in Free Play Days soon.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

PlayStation Plus Free Games for June 2019

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Sonic Mania for the month of June 2019.

Lately, Sony Entertainment has been failing to keep up with expectation of PlayStation Plus monthly subscribers with their somewhat decent to barely mediocre titles in their monthly free PlayStation 4 games lineup for past few months.

However, they might have actually listened to their community and having a look at their current offering, it is rather safe to say that PS Plus members would have a better experience this month of June than what they had in May.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for June 2019

Get a brief look at what greatness awaits ahead of you this month, will be available to download from June 4.




June is looking forward to start with some unchecked mayhem off planet and that is because Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is the first draft pick of this month from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games.

Bundled together Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in one, it also includes all DLC packs from both titles mentioned above, local multiplayer, cross-save from PlayStation 3 and of course, delivered in high definition remaster.

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Secondly, there is 2017 platform game Sonic Mania that still is very much rooted in its 2D side-scrolling past. Expect to experience everything from classic stages, fast paced gameplay and co-op multiplayer mode for two players from it.

With his trusty companion Knuckles and Tails at his side, this blue hedgehog of super speed going up against their arch-enemy Doctor "Eggman" Robotnik and new robotic enemies while chasing after collectible golden rings on a constant.

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Sonic Mania on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Despite Overcooked and What Remains of Edith Finch from last month both being pretty decent titles of their own right, many PS Plus subscribers were disappointed for what they got since Sony is no longer offering PS3 or Vita games.

Given how everyone is hyped up for upcoming Borderlands 3 and will all that craze regarding live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Sony made a great lineup for PS Plus subscribers on June 2019 against the price of their subscription this month.