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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Halo Infinite Lead Producer Exits 343 Industries

Mary Olson, lead campaign producer of upcoming first-person shooter title Halo Infinite leaves 343 Industries this weekend.

A short while ago in August, news came out that creative director Tim Longo of upcoming first-person shooter game Halo Infinite has left developer studio 343 Industries, only a year before its scheduled release in fall 2020.

According to Reddit and ResetEra, the company is seeing another leadership shakeup this weekend as lead campaign producer Mary Olson is also leaving 343, who was an executive producer and was promoted earlier.

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Halo Infinite Lead Producer Exits 343 Industries

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Such big departures from a very ambitious project over a short period time would likely to have people assume that the project is currently having a leadership crisis and though it is a valid concern, an employee of 343 suggests otherwise.

After Olson's departure became public knowledge, Halo community manager John Junyszek came forward clarifying what both Tim & Mary's roles were within company, which seems to create a lot of confusion lately.

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Junyszek wrote his point in a Reddit comment from his account where he talked about what Mary Olson and Tim Longo was doing at 343. Longo was hired to make creative decisions about game direction including campaign, multiplayer and more.

Mary was an executive producer, who then became lead producer to help development team deliver the game before holiday 2020 release date and her primary objective was to focus on achieve completion of its core campaign.

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Olson joins developer/publisher Midwinter Entertainment to work on upcoming multiplayer survival shooter Scavengers. Nevertheless, it won't cause any creative dilemma as she was not in charge of major creative decisions at 343 Industries.

Halo Infinite was announced as a launch title for next-gen Microsoft console Project Scarlett back in E3 2019, which will see long-awaited return of a renowned first-person shooter game series next year and a cross-platform release.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Free Trial Weekend for Consoles

NetherRealm Studios announces free trial weekend for Mortal Kombat 11 over the weekend on PS4 and Xbox consoles.

In April 23, 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 from developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment came out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, followed by Nintendo Switch on May 10.

Though it may sound crazy to many but MK11 throwing off a free trial weekend on PS4 and Xbox consoles that starts from October 11, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT and will run until October 14, 12:59 PM PDT/3:59 AM EDT.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Free Trial Weekend for Consoles

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Below is an official trailer that highlights select contents of MK11 playable over the weekend on major consoles.




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Aside from accessing all multiplayer game modes, players can get their hands on custom character variation system to customize kombatants. Cinematic story mode content will be limited to first two chapters within trial period.

All base character alongside newcomer DLC fighters Nightwolf, Shang Tsung and newly introduced Terminator T-800 model from upcoming live-action film Terminator: Dark Fate is available to go bloody brutal on your opponents.

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You can take these three Kombat Pack fighters in Towers of Time mode for a little test run. These long-anticipated characters, especially Arnold Schwarzenegger as Terminator is reason enough to draw anyone in for a tryout, right?

In order to access and play online contents like multiplayer matches, players would require membership to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold. However, that will not be the case for downloading trial or going through single-player content.

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If you have kept yourself from joining the kombat arena and test your skills against heroes of NetherRealm, then now would be a very good time to step in and you can also carry over any progress you make to main game later.

A publisher sale is running during this promotion on Microsoft Store, Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store, to let you purchase Mortal Kombat 11 and Kombat Pack for 40% off. So, get over here and join MK11 free trial weekend.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Surviving Mars Free on Epic Games Store Now

Build your first functioning human colonies on Red Planet as Epic Games Store is giving away Surviving Mars this week.

In a continuing streak of handing out free game on PC platform, Epic Games have come long way and has been making good on their promise for eleven months straight since launch of Epic Games Store back in December 2018.

In their latest giveaway queue, Epic Store is offering city building simulation game Surviving Mars and anyone with a free account can claim a free copy of the game for PC platform before October 17, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Surviving Mars Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Whenever someone talks about possibility of inhibiting a suitable planet other than Earth, often times Mars comes to mind and Surviving Mars lets players do exactly that by letting them establish a human colony on the red planet.

Step into a Martian colony as an overseer and try to ensure well being for all colonists living there. Following simple gameplay mechanics of any city builder simulation, you will always be challenged by the game to better your strategy.

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Surviving Mars is hailing from developer Haemimont Games and publisher Paradox Interactive, which tasks you to erect constructs and gather resources in an alien world that has many deep mysteries and secrets yet to discover.

Coming soon on next week, Epic Store has both action-thriller Alan Wake's American Nightmare from Remedy Entertainment and psychological horror game >observer_ by Bloober Team as their next freebie titles on October 17.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hades: The Superstar Update Live Now

Supergiant Games released their game-changing latest Superstar Update for rogue-like dungeon crawler Hades.

Ever since developer Supergiant Games released their upcoming action role-playing game Hades on Early Access of Epic Games Store last year, they've been tirelessly working to add more content through regular update.

As a result of each new patch, the god of the dead has expanded his territory of Underworld a bit further and most recently, The Superstar Update has just arrived to make battling out of Hell even more interesting than it ever was.

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Hades: The Superstar Update Live Now

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Every past incarnation of weapons would be revealed to players upon unlocking almighty weapon aspects. Pact of Punishment has been reworked and now comes with brand-new endgame challenge for some precious bounty.

Main protagonist Zagreus is a prince of the Underworld, who is on the run from ways of his father. Only his Olympian relatives came forward to help him with boons and blessings, which are now adjusted slightly in terms of effectiveness.

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Many issues are now solved by its creators by listening to fan-community and Supergiant Games continues their active development of Hades to provide a wholesome experience for everyone who started new or been there from start.

Boss characters Minotaur got some change in his attack timing just to make his encounters more effective against Zag. A tragic subplot of Eurydice and Orpheus is added with narrative events as highlights of Superstar update.

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Regular host of balance changes and visual improvements are always a vital part of each major updates as well. More characters and enemies inspired from Greek mythology with fresh new features are what making the game a better version of itself.

Hades is also coming to Early Access program of Steam on December 10, 2019, thus ending its time exclusivity period on Epic Store and is offering digital copy of original game soundtracks for those ordering before October 15.

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Specs and Story Mode Content

Rockstar Games reveals new details on Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version, high-definition screenshots and specs.

Last week, official announcement for PC version of Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 was made by developer/publisher Rockstar Games out of nowhere and it proved a long-running rumor to be true after all.

Arriving on November 5 for PC platform, RDR2 is currently up for pre-order exclusively through Rockstar Games Launcher. A bunch of new graphical and performance improvements are added to make this an ultimate version of the game.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Specs and Story Mode Content

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You get to pick any two Rockstar Games classic PC titles as pre-order bonus for purchasing your copy using their own launcher before October 22.

  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
  • Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition

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Players will become eligible to receive special bonuses for placing their pre-order though Rockstar launcher within above-mentioned date. Besides, PC version is already getting some extra stuff that was not part of console release.

Upgrades like cash bonus, Le Trésor des Morts treasure map, outlaw survival kit and war horse will be included for Story mode. Additionally, 50 Gold Bars comes as in-game currency for RDR2 multiplayer component Red Dead Online.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Version Pre-Order Bonus

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On top of every piece of extra digital content, Rockstar launcher will give you $20 instant discount on both Special Edition and Ultimate Edition. This exclusive price off will not be available for any other third-party outlets ever.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available on other digital storefronts like Epic Games Store, GameStop, Greenman Gaming and Humble Store from October 23 but its Steam release however, is delayed to December 2019.

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Ultimate Arthur Morgan Epic

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Rockstar Games intends to utilize full power of PC platform to bring their detailed world of Arthur Morgan and Van der Linde gang to life. They worked on high quality lighting, improved reflection and better shadow resolutions for great immersion.

Part of its graphical enhancements offers HDR support, so that you can enjoy 4K resolution and go beyond with display setup. On top of superior frame-rates, multi-monitor and widescreen configurations are added as well.

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Improved Snow Trails

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PC version getting bonus content starts with three new Bounty Hunter missions, two gang hideouts and treasure maps in Story mode. A couple of collectible trinket items would increase your horse bonding experience, looted ammo and more.

Newly included weapons arsenal comes with Evans Repeater, High Roller revolver, Le Mat revolver and M1899 pistol. Except for M1899 semi-automatic handgun, all three new additions were previously exclusive to RDO.

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New Story Mode Weapons

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Wild horse variations will feature new horse Buttermilk Buckskin Kentucky Saddler, Few Spot Appaloosa, Gold Palomino Tennessee Walker, Liver Chestnut Morgan and Warped Brindle Arabian within assorted herds.

Also, war horse Perlino Andalusian and Red Chestnut Arabian are making their way to RDR2 from the world of Red Dead Online. An official trailer for upcoming PC release will arrive very soon and it will be in 4K, 60FPS.

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New Wild Horse Variations

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Rockstar Games have specified varied CPU requirements to run Red Dead Redemption 2 for best possible performance.

Minimum Requirements:

OS:  Windows 7 - Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
Processor:  Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
Memory:  8 GB
Graphics Card:  Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2 GB/AMD Radeon R9 280 3 GB
HDD Space:  150 GB
Sound Card:  DirectX compatible

Recommended Requirements:

OS:  Windows 10 - April 2018 Update (v1803)
Processor:  Intel Core i7-4770K/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Memory:  12 GB
Graphics Card:  Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB/AMD Radeon RX 480 4 GB
HDD Space:  150 GB
Sound Card:  DirectX compatible

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When Rockstar Games Launcher was revealed for PC games last month, it became pretty evident that the studio is most likely to add some high-profile titles from their catalog and an announcement for RDR2 came shortly afterwards.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was originally launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in October 2018. A year later, Rockstar decided to release it on PC and it is also going to be a launch title for streaming platform Google Stadia.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Special Ops Trailer

In a new trailer, Activision offers a close look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Special Ops co-op mode.

Serving as a soft reboot of Modern Warfare sub-series, first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision is all set to arrive on October 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Less than away from launch, MW is revealing new details every now and then to keep up the hype. In a recently released trailer, fan-favorite game mode Special Ops marks its anticipated return and re-imagined for a new generation.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Special Ops Trailer

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Latest Modern Warfare official trailer showcases high-octane gameplay aspects of Spec Ops multiplayer mode.




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CoD: MW multiplayer mode Special Ops is comprised of a couple of interconnected Operations where you will form four-player strike teams to take down a threat from Eastern Hemisphere and complete multiple objectives as well.

In order to complete these team-based missions, players can either take a stealthy approach or go all guns blazing if they want. Throughout a wide variety of maps, Operations would offer the most involved activities and experiences.

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You and your team would engage Al-Qatala army in the city of Verdansk and destroy their detailed coordinates. Primarily, four multi-stage Operations would be available at release and progress would carry over to multiplayer modes.

You are also free to hop on an ATV, helicopter, tank or any other vehicles necessary for your tactics to succeed. Though players are free to make calculated moves, enemy A.I. will react accordingly and thus, may change the tide of battle.

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Special Ops Missions

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Missions can be played out solo or in a team of four to test your performance in a star ranking based system. These are more complex type of Operations, designed to be replayable and focused on killstreaks, weapons and other features.

Special Ops Survival is basically a wave-based horde mode where players are to go up against tides of increasingly difficult and resolved group of opponents over a Multiplayer map in co-operative combat alongside three friends.

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Since progressions will carry over and are interconnected, Spec Ops mode will serve as a great add-on to Modern Warfare campaign. Also, something sinister is teased nearing the end of trailer, which probably is a throwback to Modern Warfare 2.

Call of Duty series veterans would recognize some modern rendition of familiar world from Modern Warfare games. There are plans for adding more post-launch content for Spec Ops mode but no details are revealed just yet.

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Explore Tactical Options

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One of the biggest reasons for MW craze among fans is cross-play support, which is the first ever in entire CoD franchise. That excitement has faded soon for Spec Ops Survival mode as it would remain a PS4-exclusive feature for a full year.

Despite Infinity Ward denying any timed exclusivity content for Sony consoles, it was later revealed that above-mentioned multiplayer mode in fact is not coming to PC and Xbox One platforms before October 1, 2020 at all.

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However, this move shouldn't come to players as a surprise considering PS4 players got their hands on Beta program ahead of others, establishing the fact that people who own Sony consoles would get more than just Day 1 advantage.

Activision reportedly got a large number of pre-order cancelled for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare over Survival mode timed exclusivity but is still keeping up because it is too late now for any renegotiation of their contract with Sony.

Indivisible Out Now

Action role-playing-platform game Indivisible from Lab Zero Games and 505 Games is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Born from a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, action role-playing-platform title Indivisible from developer Lab Zero Games and publisher 505 Games releases today for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

After their work on 2D fighting game Skullgirls received critical-acclaim, developers started working on their newest project. Its gameplay mechanics has turn-based RPG elements that reside with a mix of platforming exploration.

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Indivisible Out Now

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Indivisible centers around a fearless girl named Ajna in its lead role, who has mysterious abilities absorb incarnations within her. These powers awakened when her village was burned down by warlord and sent her on hot pursuit.

Throughout her journey across the fantasy world of Loka, she will come across a wide array of guest characters that will be of her assistance. Also, there are many incarnations to encounter, so that she can absorb them and help her fight.

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Hand-Animated Combat Sequences

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"Incarnations" will draw themselves inside her inner realm sometimes and would only appear when she will need them. Since they all possess different unique abilities and skills, choosing them wisely will be critical for fights.

Being a rebel by nature, Ajna will develop more skills and will learn more about herself as she keep exploring. There is an assortment of over 20 customizable characters and an experimental battle system always keeps things interesting.

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Meet New Incarnations

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A launch trailer came out showcasing key-features and mainline story of the game and for heralding its arrival.




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Its characters and surrounding world is inspired by a wide array of diverse cultures and mythos. Moveset for actions are pretty easy to get a hold on and players can certainly defy a few turns if they really need to or attack all at once.

Indivisible retained the signature hand-drawn style of its creators that gives it a unique vibe in overall. Lab Zero Games did a fine job in seamlessly merging platforming and real-time combat mechanics onto an overlay of a solid story.

Trine 4 Out Now

Puzzle-platformer game Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince from Frozenbyte and Modus Games is now available on PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One.

As fourth installment of Trine series, 2.5D puzzle-platformer game Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince from developer Frozenbyte and publisher Modus Games is available now for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Players would step into the fantasy land of Trine by stepping into the shoes of Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight or Zoya the Thief for an epic adventure to find Prince Selius and bring him back to Astral Academy.

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Trine 4 Out Now

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Selius is a prodigy of magic but having serious trouble to control his abilities, which causes his power to make nightmares of people a reality. Even the three legendary heroes couldn't escape the grasp of their own nightmares unfortunately.

Amadeus, Pontius and Zoya will be exploring some nicely designed levels full of mystery while facing off enemies. You will come across many obstacles from menacing monsters to physics-based innovative puzzles on your way.

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Creatures of Nightmare

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Both Amadeus and Zoya have new abilities to unlock that will make them more skillful in combat than they usually are. You can switch and swap between them on the go and use their unique abilities to overcome any challenge thrown at you.

Co-op gameplay has two variations of Classic mode with just three players and Unlimited mode to choose up to four of them. Playing through single-player right before trying other two modes will get you most unique experiences in each run.

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Fantastical Fairytale Landscapes

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Modus Games released an official overview trailer of the game earlier to let players know what it is all about.




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Frozenbyte has made a complete overhaul of the renowned puzzle-platforming franchise with the game by including more action and challenges for players for a complete storied adventure to enjoy with a group of friends.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince debuts as a fully standalone experience and those who are new to the series can surely try out Trine: Ultimate Collection that collects all four titles into one package bundle for all available platforms.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

A brand-new PlayStation 4 Pro Bundle is coming for Activision’s highly anticipated shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Only a few weeks from anticipating release on this holiday season, upcoming first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is coming to all major platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 25, 2019.

To celebrate the epic launch of latest Call of Duty spin-off series title release, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced a brand-new PS4 Pro console bundle today in association with developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

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CoD: MW base game on Blu-Ray disc will be bundled with a jet-black 1TB PS4 Pro console and a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller. By purchasing the bundle, you can save off $59.99 retail price for MW Standard Edition on PS4.

Modern Warfare will raise all stakes higher than ever and players who own a 4K TV will truly appreciate all that action in 4K resolution. Playing on HD TV will also offer increased image clarity using Supersampling Mode of PS4 Pro.

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Priced $399.99 only, the bundle is already available on Best Buy for pre-order and will come to other storefronts like Amazon, GameStop, Walmart and select stores around Canada and U.S. soon on October 25, 2019.

As leaked earlier and now confirmed through recent announcement, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will feature a timed exclusive content Spec Ops Survival mode for a full year and this is unlike anything Sony has ever done before.