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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Sea of Thieves Steam Release Date

Rare Studio announces Sea of Thieves pirate adventure to debut on Steam for PC players on June 3, 2020.

Up until now, open-world online action-adventure game Sea of Thieves were only accessible to over 10 million players on Windows PC using Microsoft Play Anywhere feature and on Xbox One console, with support for cross-platform play.

Back in April, developer Rare Studio and publisher Xbox Game Studios revealed to launch SoT on Steam very soon and an official release date is announced today to invite players across the platform to join together pirating on June 3, 2020.

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Sea of Thieves Steam Release Date

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In anticipation of upcoming debut on Steam, a brand-new Sea of Thieves trailer is released by Rare Studio.

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For past two years since launch, player community has been sailing into adventurous journey on Microsoft systems. However, a large number of PC players were stranded on Steam platform that were eager to roam around world of SoT.

Beginners need to join a crew and learn how to sail to follow trails of treasure chests and often fighting skeleton enemies. You can start by jumping into narrative-based tutorials in Maiden Voyage before establishing yourself as a Pirate Legend.

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Encounter monstrous Megalodon in high seas, stumble onto Kraken, fight off rival gangs or lead a raid on a Skeleton Fort to claim loot. Switch into The Arena for some PvP gameplay action and take on challenges to unlock cosmetic items.

Sea of Thieves on Steam will have cross-play with players on Windows 10 and Xbox One, joining in same voyages on open seas. Bringing everyone to the table only means more fun in co-operative and competitive multiplayer online.

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Though debuted as a bare-bones experience, Rare has eventually expanded its sandbox over time. From its very first free content update The Hungering Deep to giant sized Anniversary Update, everything is rolled into one package.

Sea of Thieves will be launching on Steam as one of the biggest IP of current generation Xbox with a price tag of $39.99 only. All you have to do is to sign in with a free of charge Xbox Live account and link your game to Xbox gamertag.

Serious Sam 4 Developer Gameplay Overview Trailer

Devolver Digital releases a gameplay overview trailer for Serious Sam 4 showcasing many in-game aspects.

Two years after premiering an official teaser trailer for upcoming first-person shooter title Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass, developer Croteam and publisher Devolver Digital are back from a long break to show off some more stuff.

After keeping players in anticipation for so long, Croteam has released a gameplay overview footage lately that focuses on combat system, enemies, features, updated visuals, all-new weapons and much more of Planet Badass.

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Serious Sam 4 Developer Gameplay Overview Trailer

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In an official update, developers at Croteam discuss enemies, music, weapons and more of SS4 gameplay.

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Devolver Special Ops member JT talks with Chief Creative Officer Davor Hunski, Gameplay Designer Davor Tomicic, Graphics Engineer Dean Sekulic and Sound Designer Damjan Mravunac of Croteam about major gameplay aspects.

Alien overlord Mental is back again with his hordes of destruction and Sam is leading Earth Defense Force against him. Almost everything is amped up to eleven and players will be busting their way out of chaos with an arsenal of weapons.

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Sam is equipped with an auto shotgun, double-barreled shotgun, a brutal minigun, powerful chainsaw launcher and his iconic cannon. Upgrades are available for these toys to then unleash gory death upon Mental's invading army.

Many iconic pawns such as Beheaded Rocketeer, Headless Kamikaze, Khnum, Kleer, Scrapjack and Werebull are back. There will be so many of them and it will be fun to blast them into oblivion with your array of devastating weapons.

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You can join online co-op mode with up to four players or take greater challenges with modified difficulties. Croteam introduces a new "Legion" system that allows your screen to be swarmed by tens of thousands of enemies at a time.

Serious Sam 4 is currently buckling up to arrive on August 2020 for both Google Stadia and PC via Steam. Due to a timed exclusive deal with Google, the game will not be releasing for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles until 2021.

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Following release of Serious Sam 3: BFE, it has been nearly a decade for a mainline game from Serious Sam series is released. Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope came out in 2017 and was joined by VR versions first three games on same year.

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass was originally announced to be in works back in 2013 but then Croteam had to postpone development to work on The Talos Principle, which became a critically-acclaimed title and resumed work afterwards.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Serious Sam 4 Will Be Google Stadia-Exclusive

Revealed to launch on all platforms, Serious Sam 4 will be a Google Stadia-exclusive that won't arrive on PS4 and Xbox One until 2021.

After a long period of hiatus, developer Croteam and publisher Devolver Digital finally returned to reveal an official release window of upcoming first-person shooter title Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass, which is set to arrive on August 2020.

Planet Badass has confirmed its initial launch platforms to be Google Stadia and PC via Steam. Serious Sam 4 will not see release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles anytime before 2021 due to its timed exclusivity period for Stadia.

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Serious Sam 4 Will Be Google Stadia-Exclusive

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Devolver Digital announces return of Serious Sam through a brief new trailer that was released earlier.

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Early impressions implied that SS4 will be released simultaneously across all current-gen console platforms. However, players on Google's cloud gaming service gets to play the game before everyone else on PS4 and Xbox One.

Google has paid a large sum to attain an exclusivity deal for Stadia and will not allow SS4: Planet Badass to release on home consoles. Devolver has not yet given any exact date of expected release or when exclusive window ends though.

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Despite making many promises ahead of launch, Stadia eventually failed to make a lasting impression to consumer base. Its ambitious launch back in November 2019 was watered down quickly by lack of games and technical difficulties.

Serious Sam 4 exclusivity can draw some attention of gaming crowd to Stadia but majority of them won't be very happy about it. A game announced for all platforms becoming a timed exclusive stinks like nothing other than corporate greed.

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Serious Sam franchise made its debut back in 2001 and instantly received a cult-following within FPS genre. Upon completing a trilogy with Serious Sam 3: BFE in 2011, developers took a long break for over a decade to comeback.

Serious Sam 4 is bringing back classic action vibe of titular series in fast-paced gunplay and cheesy one-liners. It will introduce new "Legion" system, which can spawn up to tens of thousands of enemies to crowd its expansive maps.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Mafia Trilogy Remastered Announced

2K Games releases Definitive Editions of Mafia II and Mafia III, original Mafia remaster to launch on August 28, 2020.

After a series of leaks and rumors, developer Hangar 13 and publisher 2K Games dropped an official teaser for Mafia Trilogy last week, which collects all three Mafia crime action-adventure games in a complete bundle for a re-release soon.

Today, remastered version of first two games from Mafia franchise, Mafia II: Definitive Edition and Mafia III: Definitive Edition has been made available for players by 2K Games to download right away when they pre-order Mafia Trilogy.

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Mafia Trilogy Remastered Announced

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2K previously hinted at releasing upgraded version of critically-acclaimed trilogy in a single collection. Players who already own original versions of Mafia games on select platforms can get their discounted or free add-ons as well.

Those who own a copy of Mafia II on Steam will get access to Mafia II: Definitive Edition today without a cost. Mafia III existing owners on PlayStation 4, Steam and Xbox One would receive their upgrade to Definitive Edition for free as well.

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First Mafia game from 2002 is getting a graphics overhaul with 4K remaster for current-generation game consoles. Aside from minor gameplay improvements, collectibles and motorcycles are added in it as new features.

Both second and third installments of renowned Mafia franchise are out now including their story expansions and extra DLC item packs. By pre-ordering Mafia: Definitive Edition or Mafia Trilogy you can get Chicago Outfit pack as bonus.

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Mafia Trilogy is available for players on Google Stadia, PC via Epic Games Store and Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To play Definitive Edition of Mafia II and Mafia III right now, just place your pre-order before August 28, 2020.

Mafia: Definitive Edition will not be arriving on all major platforms anytime soon before August 28 though. Having all three games in your library will get you special discount offers to upgrade full bundle through in-game menu of each title.

Jump Force Shoto Todoroki DLC Release Date

Shoto Todoroki from My Hero Academia anime is joining Characters Pass 2 of Jump Force on May 26, 2020.

Assembling biggest names in anime history, crossover fighting game Jump Force by developer Spike Chunsoft and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment already added several post-launch DLC characters and continues to add more.

Back in April, Bandai Namco announces Shoto Todoroki from My Hero Academia to join five characters roster in Characters Pass 2. It was revealed today that Todoroki will arrive on May 26 for all and on May 22 for Season Pass 2 owners.

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Jump Force Shoto Todoroki DLC Release Date

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Shoto is a fan-favorite character to join an impressive roster of Jump Force with his "Half-Cold, Half-Hot" persona. He is the fourth recruit from My Hero Academia manga series following All Might, Izuku "Deku" Midoriya and Katsuki Bakugo.

Those who purchased Character Pass 2 for $17.99 on any platform will get early access to all included DLC characters prior launch. Players can also choose to buy Todoroki or any other fighters of their choice individually for $3.99 only.

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Shoto Todoroki is armed with ice and fire-based moves and he can create shards of ice or scorching flame to attack any opponents. His appearance will highlight upcoming Season 5 of My Hero Academia that was announced last month.

Bandai Namco continues to support Jump Force through a series of DLC releases, adding more fighters from Sh┼Źnen Jump universe. A planned release for a Nintendo Switch version of the game is currently scheduled for later this year.

Friday, May 15, 2020

LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game Free Now

TT Fusion is offering LEGO-themed platformer title LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game for free on PC, PS4 and Xbox until May 21.

Encouraging everyone in current troubling times of a global crisis, video game companies are giving away free games to help people stay home fighting boredom and help suppressing spread of COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.

Following footsteps of Bandai Namco Entertainment, Square Enix and Ubisoft, developer TT Fusion and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment recently announces to offer free copies of LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game.

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LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game Free Now

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LEGO-themed action-adventure game Ninjago came out in 2017 and based on an animated movie of the same name. It has a single-player campaign mode that is largely focused on fighting enemies instead of usual puzzle-solving.

There are about 101 characters to pick from and unlike many LEGO games; Ninjago lets you play with up four players in "Battle Maps" mode. Eight locations from the movie are featured where you can test your skills in Challenge Dojo.

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Play as as Lloyd, Nya, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Master Wu himself to save your home island of Ninjago. In order to defeat Lord Garmadon and his shark army, you must rank up to master Ninjagiity and upgrade your skills in combat.

LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game is free to claim right now and download on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One until May 21. So, you have almost a week to add this freebie to your online library to enrich your collection.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Aegis Defenders Free on Humble Store Now

Humble Store is giving away free copy of 2D platformer title Aegis Defenders on PC for a limited time.

In a time when many big-name developers and publishers are offering free games to help people pass time indoors who are in self-isolation, digital distribution outlets Humble Store decided to take part and contribute as well.

Starting from today, 2D action-platformer tower defense game Aegis Defenders is free to claim via Steam key to redeem on PC platform for next three days before May 17, 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET or as long as supplies last for giveaway.

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Aegis Defenders Free on Humble Store Now

You should activate this key on Steam before it expires on May 21, 10:00 AM PT and you can do straight out from Humble page. All you have to do is to subscribe to Humble Bundle newsletter by submitting your email to get a free copy.

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014, Aegis Defenders was released on all major platforms back in 2018 by developer Guts Department and publisher Humble Bundle that took inspiration from Studio Ghibli animated movies.

This freebie giveaway is part of an ongoing promotion for Humble Store Charity Sale where you can find games published by Humble for up to 50% including titles like Slay the Spire, Them's Fightin' Herds, Void Bastards and Wizard of Legend.

You can just pick up games from Charity Sale and "Build Your Own Bundle" to get a deal, proceedings from which will support causes like Direct Relief, Doctors Without Borders, International Rescue Committee and Partners in Health.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Mafia Trilogy Remaster Revealed

Acclaimed open-world crime game series, Mafia Trilogy announced for a re-release on PC and consoles.

Back in March 2020, a job listing by developer Hangar 13 website hinted at them working on a new open-world game. Then rating for Mafia II and Mafia III "Definitive Edition" was leaked by Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee in April.

Today, a brand-new trailer officially revealed first three Mafia games titled Mafia Trilogy are getting bundled in a complete collection. Full announcement regarding more information will arrive on May 19, 9 AM PT/12 PM ET/5 PM BST.

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Mafia Trilogy Remaster Revealed

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A brief teaser trailer for upcoming Mafia Trilogy reminds players about values of family, power and respect.

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Other than a few flashbacks of characters from all three Mafia games, there is nothing much in latest trailer. Apparently, players can experience the acclaimed series on all current-gen gaming system excluding Nintendo Switch console.

Original Mafia was released back in 2002 for PC, PlayStation 2 and original Xbox, followed by Mafia II in 2010 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Then Mafia III took another six years to finally come out in 2016 for modern-day systems.

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Despite all the leaks and rumors running online, people were skeptical but when official Twitter account for Mafia game came alive after nearly two years by simply Tweeting a single word: "Family", everyone started paying attention.

Though a scheduled release date has yet to revealed by publisher 2K Games next week, Mafia Trilogy is currently confirmed for a re-release on Google Stadia, PC via Epic Games Store and Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Gameplay Reveal

NetherRealm reveals brand-new gameplay footage for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, out on May 26, 2020.

Only a week ago, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has officially announced upcoming paid DLC expansion pack Aftermath and new fighters for 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11.

Aftermath is set to arrive on May 26, 2020, for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, serving as a story addition. NetherRealm just revealed a full-length gameplay trailer in anticipation of its release by end of this month.

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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Gameplay Reveal

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A lengthy gameplay trailer of Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath is revealed showcasing moves of new Kombatants.

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Kick-starting right after MK11 final boss battle, Aftermath DLC debuts of two returning series character; Shokan warrior Sheeva, God of Wind Fujin and cybernetic cop from a distant future, officer Alex Murphy AKA Robocop from 80's movie.

Though story premise of Aftermath may not suit Robocop much, players are still very much intrigued to see how everyone's favorite android police character plays out and eventually fares against greatest protectors of Earthrealm.

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Often assisted by peacekeeping machine ED-209, majority of RoboCop's moves are mostly shooting-based including Fatality and Krushing Blows. Fujin specializes in aerial attacks and Sheeva excels in stomping over her opponents.

Just like any other guest fighters, RoboCop had a gray suit in first film and it was much bluer in RoboCop 2. MK11: Aftermath expansion will feature both of them to choose from and a Cyber Ninja RoboCop variant, which is NetherRealm version.

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RoboCop in Mortal Kombat 11

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Mortal Kombat 11 has already added The Joker from DC Comics and Terminator T-800 from The Terminator franchise. RoboCop is their latest inclusion to DLC character roster from non-Mortal Kombat media for upcoming Kombat Pack 2.

When Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath finally launches, how these fighters interact with existing roster will be worth looking forward to. Purchasing early on PS4 gets you a free MK11 dynamic theme of Raiden and Liu Kang as pre-order bonus.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Scarlet Nexus Announced for Next-Gen Release

Bandai Namco announces action RPG title Scarlet Nexus at Inside Xbox event for next-gen console release.

On latest episode of Inside Xbox event, developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment reveals their upcoming action role-playing game Scarlet Nexus for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

Bandai Namco has assembled dev team members who previously worked on Tales of series, including Tales of Vesperia to develop their first major title for next-gen console systems, which is currently scheduled to release in 2020.

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Scarlet Nexus Announced for Next-Gen Release

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A brand-new announcement trailer for Scarlet Nexus has been launched to briefly showcase its plot premise.

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In a distant future, human brain started producing psionic hormone and developed incredible powers that literally changed the world. Though a new era of humanity began, a strange mutant species called Others came after their brains.

Since these enemies couldn't be harmed though regular means, people with special abilities came together and formed Other Suppression Force, a last line of defense made of psionic scouts to save humanity from certain extinction.

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Players will assume role of protagonist character Yuito Sumeragi, a young member of OSF who is gifted with psycho-kinesis powers. His sword-like primary melee weapon can be thrown at enemies amidst fights and it will come back at him.

Yuito can also throw heavy objects using his powers and your surroundings become your biggest ally during a fight. Enemy forces mostly consist of weird-looking humanoid creatures with flower vases for upper body part and no head.

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For Microsoft family of devices, Scarlet Nexus will be supporting Smart Delivery system so that players who would buy a copy on Xbox One can enjoy the game on Series X console as well, simply with a free update from developers.

Scarlet Nexus has a visual style similar to God Eater/Code Vein and with gameplay mechanics seemingly inspired from Devil May Cry series. Its overall aesthetics aims to reinvent classic JRPG genre with futuristic design and combat system.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath DLC Announced

NetherRealm Studios announces paid DLC expansion Aftermath for Mortal Kombat 11, coming May 26.

A year after releasing 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is finally ready to explore next chapter of through additional post-launch DLC content.

After a brief tease for release of an upcoming paid expansion, NetherRealm has announced Aftermath DLC today featuring brand-new cinematic story, new fighter characters and skin packs, set to arrive on May 26 for all platforms.

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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath DLC Announced


Latest official trailer for MK11 takes a twisted turn and expands its critically acclaimed story campaign.

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Story mode for Mortal Kombat 11 leads to collision of many different timelines due to intervention from Kronika, keeper of time. Raiden merges with revenant form of Liu Kang, becoming Fire God Liu Kang to thwart her evil plan.

After she is defeated in battle, Liu Kang gains control over sands of time and intends to restore history alongside a now-mortal Raiden. From here on, MK11 story expansion Aftermath kick-starts with a new twist that no one has foreseen.

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Before they could precede, Fujin, Nightwolf and Shang Tsung show up from a portal warning him to stop. Kept as Kronika's prisoners, they are freed upon her demise and now came to warn Liu Kang before he unknowingly dooms everyone.

During his fight with Kronika, her Crown of Souls was shattered by Liu Kang and an attempt to restart history without it will destroy her Hourglass and all reality as well unless they retrieve it from Shang Tsung's island before she can take it.

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A recurring villain and sub-boss in Mortal Kombat history; Shang Tsung has made a surprise return for Kombat Pack DLC and reprised by actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who portrayed the character in 1995 live-action Mortal Kombat movie.

Newest addition of Kombatants includes returning character Fujin, who is God of Wind wielding a signature crossbow and sword. Making his debut in Mortal Kombat 4, he can walk on and command air to use it against his rivals in a fight.

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Kombat Pack 2 Revealed

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Also joining in latest roster is Sheeva, a multilimbed Shokan warrior of pure brute force to decimate her opponents, followed by iconic cybernetic police officer, Alex Murphy AKA Robocop from a dystopian futuristic Detroit City.

Similar to Hiroyuki Tagawa, actor Peter Weller (Dexter, Sons of Anarchy) is reviving his character from 1987 action film RoboCop. All three newly revealed DLC fighters will be part of next Kombat Pack instead of individual release.

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In a free update on Aftermath DLC release, Mortal Kombat 11 players will receive four new stages; Dead Pool, Kronika's Keep, RetroKade and Soul Chamber. NetherRealm dev team is bringing back Friendships and Stage Fatalities.

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath story DLC is priced $39.99 only, bundled with Kombat Pack 2 characters and currently available for pre-order on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to get Eternal Klash skin pack as bonus.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 24, 2020

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Free Now

Bandai Namco is giving away arcade title Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One for free.

To help players practice social distancing and stay indoors during ongoing crisis of Coronavirus outbreak worldwide, developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment has decided to give them something for free to fight boredom.

Starting off from April 24, 10:00 AM PDT/1:00 PM EST, 2016 arcade game Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is completely free to claim on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms before May 10, 10:00 AM PDT/1:00 PM EST.

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Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Free Now

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CE2 has improved upon retro-style gameplay chasing dots by adding some puzzles to its board. Instead of being haunted by ghosts, Pac-Man himself now gives chase to them and can eat them when he acquires a certain Power Pellet.

Only days ago, the game was mistakenly listed as free on PlayStation Store and some PS4 players have already claimed a copy. Earlier, Sony has also offered digital copies of Journey and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for free.

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Amidst a global COVID-19 pandemic, even video game companies are trying to be responsible and are now working from home. Bandai Namco is trying to do the same and also encouraging you to do it by giving you a freebie for next two weeks.

For fans of Pac-Man series, limited time giveaway of Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 could be a great way to relive their nostalgia in a modern-day rendition across any major gaming platforms and staying home a little less tedious.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Fallout 76 May Add Pets

In a latest AMA session on Reddit, Bethesda developer team has hinted for adding pets to Fallout 76.

Shortly after release of online action role-playing game Fallout 76 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks received a barrage of negative reception for bugs and missing elements.

Following launch of Wastelanders free update, Bethesda added new quests and NPCs for F76. In a recent AMA session on Reddit, lead designer Ferret Baudoin and project lead Jeff Gardiner has expressed interest of adding pet as well.

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Fallout 76 May Add Pets

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Aside from fixing bugs and adding story bits, Wastelanders content update has introduced non-playable characters to interact with players. From here on, most reasonable step for Bethesda would be adding some pet companions next.

Previously, both Fallout 3 and its successor title Fallout 4 had a canine cohort Dogmeat, who acted as an aid. Hopefully, human settlers will get to meet more exotic animals in near future other than just dogs in open-world of Appalachia.

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Baudoin and Gardiner have made the following statement when asked if there will be pets in Fallout 76.

Now that we have our companions system in the game, we are looking to add pets as well.

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Now that there is a companion system in place, pets would likely to be a fantastic addition to Fallout 76. Players who like to go solo can surely use a company at West Virginia base, be it a strange creature like Mirelurk or Mothman.

Wastelanders free update for Fallout 76 has managed to garner praise and is probably ushering a redemption era. Bethesda Softworks is finally trying to make up to past shortcomings and may end up including a story DLC at some point.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Robotics;Notes Elite and DaSH Release Date

Spike Chunsoft announces release date of Robotics;Notes Elite & DaSH Double Pack for consoles, individual launch on PC.

In June 2019, science fiction visual novel Robotics;Notes Elite was officially announced by developer 5pb and publisher Spike Chunsoft to get a localized version for Western and European release with a 2020 launch window.

At Anime Expo 2019, Robotics;Notes DaSH was confirmed to receive a similar treatment as a follow-up sequel to R;N Elite. Spike Chunsoft has revealed today that R;N Elite and DaSH will be released in a bundle on October 13, 2020.

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Robotics;Notes Elite and DaSH Release Date

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Also check out the newly released official announcement trailer for Western version of Robotics;Notes Double Pack.

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PC version of Elite and DaSH are accessible on Steam digital storefront and will see individual launch on same date. Fans of Science Adventure series will now have a chance to catch up to their favorite VN experience on preferred platforms.

Plot of R;N Elite revolves around protagonist character Kaito Yashio, who is a member of Robot Research Club of his school that is about to get disbanded and club leader Akiho Senomiya wants to build a giant robot to prevent that.

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DaSH takes place in 2020, after a robot rebellion was stopped by high school students of Tanegashima. Kaito returns home to reunite with his childhood friends from Robot Club and come across Itaru Hashida from Steins;Gate.

Both of these titles feature complex branching storylines that lead to multiple endings, offering value for replayability. Players will need several playthrough sessions to catch up with full story of Robotics;Notes series and unlock all finale.

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Robotics;Notes Double Pack Day One Edition

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R;N Elite and DaSH collection is a good catch for Western audience worth over 60 hours of gameplay. A definitive launch date for European release of Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions is coming soon and yet to be revealed.

Robotics;Notes Double Pack is currently available on Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart for early purchase, priced $59.99 only. Physical copies include four exclusive pin badges of main characters as pre-order bonus.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Journey Coming to Steam

Following release of Windows PC version on Epic Games Store last year, Journey is finally coming to Steam.

Debuted back in 2012 for PlayStation 3, classic indie adventure game Journey from developer Thatgamecompany and Santa Monica Studio was ported to PlayStation 4 console in 2015, which met with critical and commercial success.

Later, a Windows PC version was released on Epic Games Store by publisher Annapurna Interactive in June 2019 and now that a year-long timed exclusivity period is over, Journey is coming to Steam storefront in June 11, 2020.

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Journey Coming to Steam

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Players assume role of a lone traveler that explores a deserted land and solves various puzzles within remnants of an ancient civilization. Though quite brief in length, your epic voyage into a mysterious land promises an emotional impact.

Devoid of any dialogue, its narrative is told through its artistic visuals and truly impressive soundtracks. Among several other accolades, one of the scores composed for Journey ended up receiving nomination for 2013 Grammy Award.

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You can also communicate with fellow players through minor gestures who can help you find a way and this multiplayer feature without any text or voice chat is nicely executed in simplistic manner that is aimed at a seamless experience.

Journey is one of the major titles hailing from PlayStation consoles that are heading to Steam, seconded by Horizon Zero Dawn. Though the game is already listed on Valve's digital outlet to add to wishlist, a retail price is yet to be revealed.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Outriders: Devastator and Trickster Gameplay Showcase

In a series of videos, developer People Can Fly showcases abilities of Outriders in-game classes Devastator and Trickster.

Announced back in E3 2019, upcoming third-person shooter Outriders from developer People Can Fly and publisher Square Enix is set for a late 2020 release on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

A series of sneak peek videos of playable classes are recently posted on social media that briefly showcases their special abilities. For start, Devastator and Trickster are seen demonstrating some of their powerful attacks on enemies.

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Outriders: Devastator and Trickster Gameplay Showcase

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Dev team of Outriders have been busy in work and rolling out new gameplay videos featuring new footage whenever they can. Instead of premiering on YouTube, latest batch of clips flaunts particular moves of Devastator and Trickster.

In-game class Devastator unleashes a seismic attack that pulls one of the wandering rival goons from ground and pierces it with stone. It is safe to assume that there are more tricks like such under his sleeves that would live up to his name.

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Having control over earth and its crust, a Devastator class can summon stone spikes to rise and stab enemies.

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Two more videos were also posted on Reddit but they are meant to be used backgrounds for Zoom video conference calls. Players can download these videos to add some calm ambience of Enoch through desktop client for online meetings.

Next up, Trickster class makes a gory mark with Temporal Slice, which is a melee attack powerful enough to eliminate an unsuspecting enemy by setting it to explode into a brutal mess by splattering flesh and blood in a moment.

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Being a master of manipulating temporal waves, a Trickster can cause a foe to violently burst out in pieces.

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Polish studio People Can Fly developer team has yet to show-off skills of a Pyromancer next and reveal a fourth before release. Everything that is demonstrated so far indicates that combat experience will get very bloody and vicious.

Set to be a cross-gen title, Outriders is a cover-based shooter that heavily emphasizes on co-op multiplayer and role-playing elements. Its gameplay mechanics has a progression system similar to Borderlands 3 and Destiny 2 focusing on loot.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Gears 5 on Xbox Free Play Days

Xbox Free Play Days event adds Gears 5 to its recent lineup for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members.

After making a successful debut over Xbox One series of gaming systems and PC platform, post-launch content for third-person shooter title Gears 5 started rolling from developer The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios.

Latest free update Operation 3: Gridiron is live now for all and it introduces a brand-new, titular game mode of 5v5 capture the flag style play. Plus, Augustus "Cole Train" Cole and Clayton Carmine joins across several multiplayer mode.

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Gears 5 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Aside from regular weekly trial events, Xbox Free Play Days is offering members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate a chance to download and play Gears 5 for a limited time from today, April 6 to April 12, 2020.

Joining up right now will give you access to Operation 3: Gridiron and allows you to play online with fellow Gold players. Xbox owners can team-up with players of Windows PC version and Steam to enjoy a wholesome experience together.

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Also watch out for WWE legend and Hollywood superstar Batista joining on Xbox Free Play Days this week.

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Players can receive Batista skin and his signature "Batista Bomb" execution by simply playing through April 20. Whether his opponents are WWE superstar wrestlers or Locust drones, no one stands a chance against his finishing move.

You can enjoy ongoing Gears 5 gameplay streams on Mixer or join in to play single life objective mode Gridiron with your friends. Newly added fan-favorite characters over online modes Escape, Horde and Versus are worth a try as well.