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Friday, September 20, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Open Beta Live Now

Multiplayer Open Beta for Activision shooter title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is live now on all platforms.

Upcoming first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare announced a free Alpha back in August at opening night live of Gamescom 2019 and recently, had its first Beta program wrapped up for players on PlayStation 4 consoles.

Early Access Beta program launched for PS4 players first on September 12 before coming to PC and Xbox One on September 19. Open Beta program goes live for all platforms from September 20 and will last until September 23, 2019.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Open Beta Live Now

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Be battle-ready to jump into multiplayer Open Beta program of Modern Warfare and get rolling with your squad.




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From quick paced multiplayer action of 2v2 Gunfight mode in close quarters to regular gameplay of 6v6 firefights, those who placed their pre-order for CoD: MW get to join in early and will be playing for longest possible time.

Newly introduced aspects include bullet penetration, door breaching, gun mounting and night vision for great tactical experience. Cross-platform play is coming too and console players will either require PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription.

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Players on PC platform will need a Battle.net account with a steady internet connection and updated drivers for optimal performance. Redemption code for Beta test weekend comes with pre-order but in case of digital purchase, people are already good to go for pre-load.

Pick a side and choose your operator to personalize them with in-game calling card, emblem, and clan tags. Couple of preset loadouts like assault, ghost and heavy support are there to start with and to unlock demolition and sniper later.

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Dive Into Open Beta

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Reaching on Level 10 of higher before September 23 will earn you a fully customized Hammer Shotgun as free item reward. This weapon comes with pistol grip on top of a holographic sight for quick-handling and great for short-range.

Modern Warfare a series reboot as well as the latest installment of Call of Duty spin-off series from developer Infinity Ward and publisher by Activision that is currently set to release on October 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

Latest gameplay footage of samurai adventure game Nioh 2 from TGS 2019 demo features a new boss fight.

Shortly before Tokyo Game Show 2019, upcoming action role-playing title Nioh 2 from developer studios Koei Tecmo Games and Team Ninja accidentally revealed an early 2020 release that was later confirmed officially.

Later at TGS 2019, a brief demo was presented for attendees at the event that features its half-breed protagonist and an opening level and courtesy of PlayStation Access, that gameplay video is out now for all to take a look at it.

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Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

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Although a 15 minutes gameplay video doesn't give away much, it still offers enough glimpses at how things play out.




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Nioh 2 allows you a wide variety of customization to fulfill your dark samurai RPG fantasies before going into action. Players can create new characters by choosing body type, gender hair, voice and unique Yokai powers of their own choice.

In first Nioh, you had to assume role of an Irish Samurai named William but now that options for character customizing is made available, it opens up door for more immersive experience and will give players reason to spend more time on it.

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Its retains Ki system from first game that indicates your stamina, something very essential to perform any move and depending on that aspect, you should prioritize whether you will strike at your enemies or play defense.

After each attack, you can refill stamina by using "Ki Pulse" like before and it comes in very handy at times. There are three difference stances to choose from; offensive high-stance, defensive low-stance and balanced middle-stance.

RELATED: Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Trailer

You start with Cherry Blossom Cursed Village mission with a select number of deadly weapons and Yokai powers to unleash. There will be a number of flying Yokai enemy types to confront that requires long range shots to take down.

Another very important part of combat is to never let your guard down, because it will cost you dearly when you do. Upon death, your gained experience and Guardian Spirit will remain there but if you are killed again, they are lost forever.

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A horse-like Yokai called Mezuki with a saw-like weapon was one of first challenging enemy and it is defeated with combined movesets of attacks and dodges. When that brought no result at all, switching into a defensive style seemed appropriate.

Based on your chosen Guardian Spirit type, your Yokai character manifests itself and helps you gain an upper hand in a fight. There are more to discover that are part of an upgraded battle system but will need longer play than a trial version.

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Below is a trailer that was published back in May and sent to Closed Alpha testers ahead of TGS 2019 show.




RELATED: Nioh 2 Open Beta Release Date

Team Ninja has announced earlier for an Open Beta to arrive on PlayStation Store on November 1, 2019. Whether or not the game remains a PlayStation 4-exclusive or will get a PC and Xbox One version launch is yet to be seen.

Original Nioh came out in early 2017 for PS4 and ended up selling more than 2.5 million copies worldwide to masocore fans. Nioh 2 is a continuation of where it's acclaimed predecessor ended and makes overall improvement.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Red Dead Online May Have Teased Undead Nightmare

Rockstar Games may be teasing Undead Nightmare for Red Dead Online with zombies showing up in-game.

Within a month after launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Western-themed action-adventure smash-hit title Red Dead Redemption 2 has added its multiplayer component Red Dead Online but it failed to be just as successful.

After brand-new Frontier Pursuits update is deployed earlier this month, many players have reported sighting of zombies in RDO and skeptical fans theorizes that developer/publisher Rockstar Games is teasing Undead Nightmare.

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Red Dead Online May Have Teased Undead Nightmare

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It starts with one Redditor noticing dead bodies lying around near swamp area after last week's update, which he originally thought to be a glitch. Then some more corpses were found that has pale blue skin and doesn't seem like glitch anymore.

The first zombie NPC that was ever sighted near swamp was not lying down and had grayish skin color. Also, Halloween is only months away from now, so it is possible that Rockstar is cooking something for their cowboy adventure.

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Image of that creepy-looking zombie lady is made it to Twitter and players started speculating about it on social media.


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Couple of more blue-skinned dead bodies found near Armadillo, which could later serve as a ground zero for an outbreak. They were all lying in a small hole in the ground for a while and couple of them was on a nearby wagon.

There is once instance where there are two glowing green-eyed dead bodies in a house that has been viciously murdered with their clothes and skin torn. Either it was a robber that killed them or an infected person before then they start turning.

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Now whether their implementation is of a DLC expansion of original Red Dead Redemption or just a limited time event for upcoming Halloween season is not clear to anyone yet but these piles of corpses are real source of spook.

Rockstar launched Undead Nightmare as a paid DLC with single-player missions, events as well as some multiplayer game modes on Halloween of 2010 and within the premise of Red Dead Online, something similar is very much possible.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Gears 5 Breaks Xbox Game Studios Launch Record

Days within release, Gears 5 breaks records as biggest launch for any Xbox Game Studios game this generation.

Building up a lot of hype from E3 2018 announcement, developer studio The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios have released third-person shooter game Gears 5 this holiday season on PC via Steam and Xbox One platforms.

Latest from fan-favorite Gears of War franchise, the game broke all previous sales records and now has become biggest launch title of current generation Xbox home consoles in its opening weekend without any sign of slowing down.

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Gears 5 Breaks Xbox Game Studios Launch Record

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It marks the biggest launch week for Xbox Game Studios (formerly known as Microsoft Studios) by drawing more than three million players, which is double in count from Gears of War 4 debut week and most played than Halo 4.

Players who purchased Gears 5 Ultimate Edition or subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service got four-day early access from September 6 even though many were not able to connect to due to issues with Xbox Live Gold service.

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Not only are they making impressive sales on Xbox and Xbox Game Pass monthly service but numbers have almost tripled on PC compared to its predecessor title from 2016, making the game largest debut for its publisher till date.

Story of Gears 5 continues from where it left of in last game and follows protagonist Kait Diaz on a personal journey to Sera. Aside from open-world campaign, beloved Horde Mode makes a return alongside crossover with Halo: Reach and more.

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Hit With Critics and Fans

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When looking at these numbers, we must also keep in mind that numbers were increased on some level from subscription services, Xbox One X and Xbox One S console bundle most of which didn't exist when Gears of War 4 came out.

Since many number of Gears 5 players never purchased the game directly will complicate sales number and player count. Nevertheless, critics and fans are really enjoying their experience and it even got sixth best Metacritic user score for an Xbox title.

Samurai Shodown 2019 Free DLC Character Shizumaru Out Now

Shizumaru Hisame joins battle today in sword-based fighting game Samurai Shodown 2019 as free DLC character.

Already out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, sword-based fighting game Samurai Shodown (2019) from developer/publisher SNK Corporation is waiting to arrive later on Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch and PC platforms.

Earlier, SNK announced to feature a new character to SamSho 2019 every month and will continue till February 2020. Today, newest blade-wielding warrior Shizumaru Hisame will be joining as free DLC character for all players.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 Free DLC Character Shizumaru Out Now

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Kid prodigy Shizumaru Hisame is cutting into action today to take stage for the month and make rain of blood.




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Debuted in Samurai Shodown III, this amnesiac lad has been a troubled youth looking for answers about who he really is. He has a unique fighting style that is a blend of skillful wielding his umbrella and a short sword.

Despite his innocent look, this young fellow possesses a murderous rage within him that he always fights to keep in check. In any fight, his opponent is moments away from getting wrecked soon as his demonic side takes over.

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Shizumaru Takes Stage

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His ability of softly floating down in-air is a great way to confuse opponents with their timing and keep them open for an attack. Not only does he look up to Haohmaru, Hisame has an uppercut move akin to his Kougetstuzan.

Shizumaru comes to Samurai Shodown 2019 today as latest free DLC fighter with many more to come in upcoming months. Be very aware when facing this veteran character because his looks are deceiving for his bestial nature.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Nioh 2 Open Beta Release Date

Team Ninja has announced Nioh 2 Open Beta for November on PS Store with a full release due for early 2020.

Long after making an official reveal back at E3 2018 event, developer studios Koei Tecmo Games and Team Ninja returned revealing a batch of new screenshots for their upcoming action role-playing title Nioh 2 last month.

Then last week at Tokyo Game Show 2019, a gameplay overview trailer came out with a release window of early 2020. Open Beta program for fans of the samurai adventure game is announced to begin from November 1, 2019.

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Nioh 2 Open Beta Release Date

RELATED: Nioh 2 Reveals New Screenshots

A playable demo was made available for panel attendees earlier in TGS 2019 and now players from all over the world can experience gameplay of highly-anticipated Nioh sequel for 10 days-long only a month after at PlayStation Store.

Apparently, only players on PlayStation 4 consoles can take part in Open Beta and there is no official confirmation on whether Team Ninja will keep this a PS4-exclusive title or it may see launch on PC and Xbox One platforms.

RELATED: Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Trailer

Despite comparison between Nioh series and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by From Software, developers made sure that it stands out unique among other samurai games, including upcoming Ghost of Tsushima from Sucker Punch.

Nioh 2 doesn't have an official release date revealed yet other than a launch period of early 2020 on PS4 and hopefully that is not January. Original Nioh came out on February 2017 from publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

DiRT Rally Free on Steam Now

British video game studio Codemasters are offering PC version of their acclaimed racing game DiRT Rally for free on Steam.

By now, developer/publisher Codemasters has given away their 2015 authentic racing game DiRT Rally too many times for PC platform on different outlets and yet it is currently freebie title to claim on Steam once again.

Only two weeks ago, Humble Store was offering free copies of the game for 72 hours to celebrate their Summer Sale promotion. If you somehow missed that and didn't wish to sign up to their newsletter, here is another chance for you.

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DiRT Rally Free on Steam Now

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Although there is a problem that many faced trying to add it to their library and doesn't start downloading after it is added. This could probably because of some internal Steam issue but you need not to worry if you have already claimed it.

Regardless of you are being a casual or hardcore gamer, DiRT Rally gives you a realistic taste of rally racing than any other simulator. You can add this excellent game to your account anytime before September 16, 7:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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Now there is a common speculation going around among players that the game may get removed from Steam soon since that is what usually happens to a title when it is given away for free on Valve's digital outlet for multiple times.

Codemasters have offered DiRT Rally for free a couple of times by now but that simply doesn't mean it is leaving Steam for sure. Even if it gets delisted anyways, you can still download and play the game from your library anytime.

Borderlands 3 Players Seeks Help on Steam Forum

PC player base of Borderlands 3 are seeking help on Steam forum for Borderlands 2 regarding several issues.

After building up a lot of anticipation, developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games has finally released Borderlands 3 last week for PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but is suffering from a series of issues.

Only a day into launch, players on PC platforms start encountering a number of problems with no help at hand. Therefore, they are all rallying up to Steam forums for Borderlands 2 to let other know about their experience.

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Borderlands 3 Players Seeks Help on Steam Forum

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Shortly after the game was announced, an accidental Tweet has revealed in advance that latest installment of popular looter shooter franchise Borderlands will be an Epic Store-exclusive and PC gaming community become furious.

Initially, a legion of angry fans started review bombing on Steam when that news came out and Valve had to take action by flagging them as off-topic review activity, something that Gearbox CEO, Randy Pitchford made quite a deal about.

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Back then they were mad because of valid concerns and now things are slowly unfolding as Gearbox has apparently released a rushed product within a set release window that remains half-baked, rather than taking time and fixing it.

People are facing all sorts of problems from lack of DirectX 12 support, frame-rate drops, performance issue and even some of them losing their save files. Some are having trouble with FPS drops regardless of having best graphics settings.

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Fans are heading to Steam to talk about issues they are facing because Epic Games Store nether have any forums or user review section. They are only going there in hopes to talk to someone who might have found a solution and can help.

Many users are redirecting them to Gearbox Software official forums since no one has a solution for these problems yet. Developers are reportedly looking into it and affected users are advised to log a ticket at official support of 2K Games.

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Borderlands 3 having problem is just not an opinion of sentimental PC players who are not happy about EGS but are facing genuine problem. Even many reviewers gave it a poor score due to those same issues they faced playing earlier.

Despite majority of disappointed fans of the game are being from PC platform, BL3 has player complains from consoles as well. Industry experts are suggesting to trade graphics for frame-rates, which is completely unacceptable for a new game.

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Some players have initially reported for facing trouble streaming because they didn't had super fast internet and Gearbox has put Denuvo in the game, an online DRM that takes up a lot of their bandwidth and ruining their experience.

Even players on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X suffered from frame-rate drops that require a patch very soon. Hopefully, Borderlands 3 will try to and get better in next six months or by the time a finished version finally arrives on Steam.