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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Darksiders: Genesis is Overpriced on Google Stadia

Google Stadia would charge $10 extra on regular price of Darksiders: Genesis and THQ deny commenting.

Latest installment of Darksiders series is a top-down hack and slash action role-playing game from developer Airship Syndicate and publisher THQ Nordic titled Darksiders: Genesis just came out on December 5, 2019 for PC and Google Stadia.

If suffering from a rocky launch last month was not bad enough for Stadia due to lack of promised features and latency issue, Genesis would cost people $10 extra on Google's cloud gaming service than it would for PC version.

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Darksiders: Genesis is Overpriced on Google Stadia

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Stadia Pro subscribers received an exclusive offer from Google of up to 50% discount on select games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Tomb Raider reboot from 2013 but members got no price off on Genesis purchase or pre-order.

It would cost you $39.99 to buy Darksiders: Genesis on Stadia whereas you can get a copy of at Steam for only $14.99 right now to save $25 right off the bat or get it from outlets like GOG or Humble Store at a standard price of just $29.99.

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A price difference with PC version is a very absurd idea for a service that just had a rough launch period earlier and very less to offer in terms of their game catalog, with major titles like Borderlands 3 to arrive later this year.

When reached out to THQ Nordic for comments on price variation between platforms, their representative chose not to speak on their price policy and there is clearly no indication of why Stadia would charge more for a game than other stores.

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Some players are trying to point out that console versions of games often cost more than PC release and Google is likely taking an additional $10 to follow similar pricing model but then again, Stadia is not a console at all.

Set before events from previous titles, Darksiders: Genesis is a spin-off prequel that awaits a console release on February 2020. Its plot explores a war between Heaven and Hell, featuring both Strife and War as two playable lead characters.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Becomes Best-Selling Steam Game

Right after launching on PC, Halo: The Master Chief Collection becomes top-selling game on Steam.

After recent change in business strategy of introducing first-party games on PC and Xbox consoles in recent years, Microsoft Studios have announced to bring Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PC via Steam earlier this year.

Five years after original release on Xbox One, players can finally enjoy Halo: MCC on a platform other than console and this definitive series compilation becomes top-selling game on Steam following recent inclusion of Halo: Reach.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection Becomes Best-Selling Steam Game

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Master Chief Collection on PC comes with key-features like better optimization settings, 67 campaign missions, over 120 multiplayer maps, access to Halo Insiders program and more, which are clear improvements over Xbox release.

MCC bundle debuts with Reach and will continue to launch five more remaining titles by ending with Halo 4 in 2020. Those games will be adding more single-player and multiplayer content, which would possibly draw more players then.

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Before debuting on popular PC gaming platform Steam, players had to purchase through and play the game using Windows Live service. However, things have changed for better and Microsoft is even offering Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Launching in parts, you can purchase MCC at Steam for $39.99 only or get it on Game Pass for PC at just $5.99. Currently, they are offering a deal of only $1 for three months but fans are mostly heading over to Valve outlet.

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Right now, Master Chief Collection is outperforming other global top-selling and most played games like Monster Hunter: World and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, both of which are available at 50% discount on the platform.

Although Microsoft is more interested in garnering more members for Game Pass service, Xbox head Phil Spencer considers people buying the game on Steam or their subscription service a major win despite their main focus on the latter.

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Military sci-fi first-person shooter series Halo undoubtedly is one of the most iconic video game franchises from Microsoft Studios but MCC topping PC sales chart was largely unexpected now that it is gotten old and was buggy at launch.

It has likely happened because Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been a console-exclusive that has debuted on largest community platform for PC players and Microsoft has fixed a lot of its issues for port over past few years.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Dota 2: Outlanders Update Details

Valve introduces biggest gameplay changes for Dota 2 is latest Outlanders update by adding two new heroes and more.

Although efforts for spin-off title of Dota 2 have not been much successful, this multiplayer online battle arena game from developer/publisher Valve Corporation is still largely focused on their player community on PC platform.

At their annual eSports world championship "The Invitational" this year, Valve revealed two new characters coming to their renowned MOBA title with a host of improvement to core gameplay in latest Outlanders update.

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Dota 2: Outlanders Update Details

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Also known to fans as gameplay update 7.23, it brings wide array of changes that are hard to keep track of for anyone. However, it will help recruit new players into fold and add more depth for veterans to get back on course.

Outlanders update adds brand-new content by introducing two previously revealed heroes, a reworked map and tons of items. These two new recruits have joined battlefield with their unique set of skills to make their mark.

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Joining in as first hero, Void Spirit is here to unite with his spirit brethren and offer a showcase of his powers.




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Having mastery over dark matter of an alternate dimension, Void Spirit is elder among his spirit brothers who carefully observe all. In battle, he will aid Earth Spirit, Ember Spirit and Storm Spirit with his elemental powers to lead charges.

He can pull remnant aspects of himself and stand ground towards a single direction to strike at enemies when in contact range. These hollow constructs can act as guard and can be placed strategically to set an elaborate yet simple trap.

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New Carry Hero Void Spirit

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Using his enigmatic ability to step in and out of mortal plane, Void Spirit can vanish and reappear from a number of portals. Appointed as a carry, he has a defense move of generating a protective shield that take damage and hits back.

Then there is his quick charge attack at approaching adversaries that not only injures them but leaves a void mark. It will eventually slow their movements down and make them explode shortly after he rips through reality.

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A hardened granny goblin who loves to make cookies, Snapfire is joining Dota 2 and Dota Underlords very soon.




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This grandma goodness carries a scattergun to scare intruders off and treats her close ones with yummy cookies. She heads into battle on her trusty dragon Mortimer that is almost identical to Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon.

Matching notes from her reveal trailer, Snapfire is going to be a support hero who would buff her teammates with baked cookies. Her normal attack would involve a ranged shotgun and would use lizard mount for mobility.

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New Support Hero Void Snapfire

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A powerful machine gun on her mount would act as a long-range primary nuke, which is probably because she is here for buffing and damage. Despite being small in size, she sure packs a heavy punch through her cooking and shooting skills.

Her pet lizard spits a molten ball of fire called "Mortimer Kisses" that completely wrecked Timbersaw's armor in the trailer above. When launched at aimed opponents, those burning globs will deal damage and slow them down.

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As part of general changes, all players will have their own courier from now on and their leveling is tied to heroes they belong to. Respawn time and values for XP bounties will both max out once someone is above level 25.

There is a new level cap of 30 for each hero and once you reach that point, entire talent tree will be unlocked. Even if you are under spell immunity, magic that can penetrate that resistance would deal damage to target as well.

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All items that were previously available on base are now exclusively on Secret Shop but bottle has been removed. Newly added neutral building type Outposts will be set in past location of Side Shops and drop unique items to share with allies.

Almost every other playable hero has gone through at least some changes or had a particular ability tweaked. For more detailed information on biggest changes of Outlanders Update, read out full Patch Notes from official Dota 2 site.

Generation Zero: Alpine Unrest Out Now

Explore the island of Himfjäll in latest Generation Zero: Alpine Unrest expansion, out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Based on a machine invasion on alternate-reality Sweden, Generation Zero is an open-world online survival game from developer/publisher Avalanche Studios, which came out on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May 2019.

Dev team of Avalanche has been working for months to release their first expansion for the game, Alpine Unrest and it is finally out now on all major platforms offering players achievements, clothes, collectibles and weapons.

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Generation Zero: Alpine Unrest Out Now

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Continuing story of Generation Zero, Alpine Unrest takes players to island of Himfjäll that is comprised of a few locations like cafés, caravan parking lots, military bases, shops, ski slopes, burning church and ski hotel Björntunet.

Once a popular ski destination has now become a ghost town but there are answers to find that you were probably seeking for long time. Aside from new missions, this island will introduce players to new band of survivors as well.

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Apocalypse Class makes its debuts as new enemy class that is deadlier than ever, using flamethrowers and biochemical guns at you. Almost every killer robot types you have faced so far, this group is seems to be the nastiest.

You will be handed out enough firepower in form of KVM 59 machine gun and KVM 89 squad automatic weapon to fight back. Despite having these powerful tools in your arsenal, it would be wise to take on these mean machines with caution.

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Island of Himfjäll

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Some may come across those deadly enemies in mainland of Östertörn and before you can get your hands on latest weapons, you have to defeat a few of them first but no challenge will make you struggle without some rewards.

A host of bug fixes just came in for animations, challenges, missions, UI and weapons marked as issues by player community. Instance of crashes along with audio, localization and voice over are resolved as part of regular game updates.

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Even though enemies are on constant lookout, you can still make it out of hotel hideout and perhaps take assistance from local community. It is time to meet more of fellow survivors and stand together against a mechanical uprising.

Set around a post-apocalyptic landscape, Generation Zero: Alpine Unrest takes place following events of main game on Swedish countryside. By putting up some teamwork and working in shadows, there is a chance to survive this invasion.

Friday, November 22, 2019

State of Decay 2 Coming to Steam

Undead Labs announced to release PC version of ultimate zombie survival fantasy State of Decay 2 via Steam in early 2020.

Last year, open-world zombie survival game State of Decay 2 from developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios came out for Windows PC and Xbox One, amassing an impressive number of over 6 million players so far.

A successful sequel to 2013 survival horror title State of Decay, the game is currently available for purchase on Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass. According to an official announcement, SoD2 will also arrive on Steam in early 2020.

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State of Decay 2 Coming to Steam

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Following its release, Undead Labs has received a lot of fan-requests for bringing their ultimate zombie action-adventure to Steam. Even though it took them a year and so, they finally decided to bring the title to digital storefront of Valve.

SoD2 will come to Steam with Xbox Live cross-play support that lets you play with three of your other friends over Windows PC and Xbox One. After all, joining with group of friends will better your chances of survival in a post-apocalyptic.

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Initially, survivors could jump into action on any of two select platforms using Xbox Play Anywhere system. Then an accidental leak from PAX East 2018 hinted at possibility of future Steam release before only a month of its launch.

An error message popped up unexpectedly during a developer live-stream on Twitch regarding a login issue of Steam. Though all video evidence was deleted, people were skeptical when they found Valve's launcher listed in FAQ page as a topic.

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Original SoD found home in Early Access of Steam a few months after console launch, followed by remastered release of Year One: Survival Edition, most likely because there was no timed exclusivity period for Xbox console back then.

Since no definitive release date has been revealed for Steam launch yet, you can go ahead and add State of Decay 2 on wishlist to get instant notifications on any updates made to store page in future while you wait for its release next year.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Half-Life: Alyx Revealed

Valve reveals first official trailer of Half-Life: Alyx, a flagship VR-exclusive title set to release on 2020.

Although players are not getting their hands on much-anticipated Half-Life 3 anytime soon, Valve Corporation has recently promised to come up with a title set within known universe, which is a prequel to Half-Life 2.

Earlier, Valve announced to reveal their upcoming flagship VR game titled Half-Life: Alyx on 21st anniversary of their beloved franchise, which takes place between two of its mainline releases and scheduled to come out in March 2020.

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Half-Life: Alyx Revealed

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Today, a brand-new official trailer for Half-Life: Alyx is finally released that is sure to blow everyone away.




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A returning character and series favorite Alyx Vance will be starring in this VR-exclusive Half-Life prequel game in lead role. Alyx has debuted back in HL2 as a major NPC and came to be a close ally to series protagonist Dr. Gordon Freeman.

It has not been long since Seven-Hour War ended and people are living under their rule from a flying fortress known as Citadel. A revolution among neighborhood is sparked and they are trying to fend off invading force every day.

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Throughout entire trailer, Alyx Vance is seen fending herself off from hostile creatures or being hunted down by tactically equipped Overwatch Soldiers. Under their nose, she and her cohorts are trying to steal some sort of game-changing weapon.

Together with her father and scientist Dr. Eli Vance, she is fighting for human resistance against an alien race called the Combine. Moving to City 17 of occupied Earth, they are working on finding out weakness of the enemy.

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Gravity Gloves Interface

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She apparently has similar functionality of Gravity Gun in her gloves now, which she uses to interact with her surroundings and grab objects. Among many of returning enemies and extraterrestrials, Headcrabs are back again.

Nearing the end of trailer, mysterious G-Man makes his iconic return for a cameo and probably has an answer to where Gordon Freeman is kept. Or probably, he is here to act as an overseer and lead Alyx to save her captive father.

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On launch, Half-Life prequel will run compatibly with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, Windows Mixed Reality and Valve Index headsets. Owners of latter virtual reality device will receive free copy of the game and extra content.

Any VR set hooked to a computer is good enough to work with Steam VR and player experience will vary because of them. A full-length game is built from ground up to let players enjoy full range of an interactive gameplay system.

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Valve Index Bonus Content

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Not only Valve is returning into game development, fans can now have hopes to get Half-Life 3 in near future as well. Maybe fans didn't exactly have what they wanted but this will at least help the series revive itself after long time.

What has shown so far in a brief trailer, Half-Life: Alyx looks unlike any title available in VR and boasts an absolutely amazing graphics. We can now hope more than ever for things to lead to an eventual return of Gordon Freeman.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Half-Life: Alyx for VR Announced

Valve officially announces upcoming Half-Life prequel VR title Half-Life: Alyx and will reveal more soon.

Nearing end of last year, there was a rumor for Valve Corporation to be working on a brand-new VR headset that will come out with a Half-Life prequel game, after a series images of that prototype device were leaked online.

In a latest announcement, Valve officially confirmed today of returning to acclaimed Half-Life series once again with a prequel episode titled Half-Life: Alyx, a flagship game for their yet to be revealed upcoming virtual reality device.

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Half-Life: Alyx for VR Announced

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This imminent VR-exclusive Half-Life prequel game will be focused on Alyx Vance, a renowned series NPC who made her debut in Half-Life 2 as a human resistance fighter and close ally to protagonist character Dr. Gordon Freeman.

Alyx also appeared in two add-on episodes; Half-Life 2: Episode One and Half-Life 2: Episode Two. She was last seen mourning for her father Dr. Eli Vance by the end of Episode Two and is likely to continue from there on in prequel.

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Valve has posted a teaser image for their next virtual reality project on Twitter, waiting to be revealed soon.


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Although there are no available details on any gameplay or a possible release date, it is speculated to come out in 2020 according to a recently leaked interview of Valve members by The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley.

Half-Life: Alyx will get a full reveal on Thursday, which marks 21st anniversary celebration of original Half-Life that saw launch on PC platform on November 19, 1998 and spawned a series of successful fan-favorite sequels.

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.

Bleeding Edge Release Date

Ninja Theory announced a 2020 release date for their upcoming multiplayer brawler Bleeding Edge at X019.

Following a leak ahead of E3 2019 press conference back in June, developer Ninja Theory officially revealed Bleeding Edge, their brand-new IP at Xbox press briefing event for PC, Steam, Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass service.

Up until now there was no set release date other than a single cinematic trailer from E3 and today, Microsoft has announced for the 4v4 multiplayer team brawler game to come out on March 24, 2020 at X019 livestream event.

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Bleeding Edge Release Date

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In a newly dropped trailer to herald its arrival, Ninja Theory offers an in-depth look at playable combatants.




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Debuted at latest episode of Inside Xbox, a brand-new fighter named Cass is introduced, who is a hybrid assassin with deadly skills. Rest of its eccentric range of characters was also seen doing some prep for their next battle as well.

On top of exclusive pre-order bonus, players will be given access to Closed Beta program on February 14 and March 13. Joining the mayhem early on before March 21, 2020 will earn you Punk Pack in-game bonus cosmetics content.

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Ninja Theory has previously worked on titles like DmC: Devil May Cry and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. Last year, Microsoft Studios has acquired the studio alongside a few others in to produce new games for PC and next-gen Xbox consoles.

Bleeding Edge is going to be published by Xbox Game Studios and is currently available to pre-order for $29.99 retail price only. At launch, both cross play and cross save support will be accessible on all three different platforms.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

EA Games Returning to Steam

EA games are finally coming back to Steam, with titles like Jedi: Fallen Order and EA Access subscription service.

Only days ago, video game publisher company Electronic Arts has posted photo of a steaming coffee mug on Twitter, which at first glance doesn't mean much and is easily missable but PC gamers assumed this to be a major tease.

With everyone has been speculating that EA may be returning to Steam after all and today, it is finally revealed that they are coming back to digital distribution platform of Valve Corporation eight years after their initial departure.

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EA Games Returning to Steam

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EA has officially announced partnership with Valve to bring their games to Steam for players on PC platform. This affiliation will bring back some of their popular titles as well as monthly distribution service to a new audience.

To kick-off an exciting lineup, upcoming anticipated title Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has already debuted on Steam and available for pre-order. Soon, Sims 4 and Unravel Two will join before 2019 ends with more to come next year.

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More multiplayer games like Apex Legends, Battlefield V and FIFA 20 will arrive next year that previously were available on Origin Access. On spring 2020, their partnership will bring EA Access subscription program to Steam.

By spending $4.99 only a month or $29.99 for a year, players would get unlimited access to games from The Vault, early trials, exclusive discounts, expansions and special in-game rewards for their EA Access membership via Steam.

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Back in 2014, EA Access was revealed for Xbox One before coming to PC as Origin Access and now is out on PlayStation 4 platform too. Though they were doing okay, it probably has failed to gain as much traction as EA expected.

This huge power move from Electronic Arts and Valve will surely benefit developers and players from PC gaming community while work on to improve their company image to public in an age of competitive marketplace.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC Release Date

Capcom reveals official release date for PC version of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne with slew of updates.

It took a couple of months for action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World from developer/publisher Capcom to arrive on PC platform after making initial debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2018.

A major expansion pack titled Iceborne has been released earlier on consoles earlier this year and many players were eagerly looking forward to PC version official release date, which is declared to arrive on January 9, 2020.

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC Release Date

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A brand-new trailer came out announcing Steam launch date for Iceborne and highlights its key features.




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The trailer clearly shows why Capcom took time to release Windows PC version of Iceborne and what that wait will be worth. Released in 4K at 60 FPS, an early preview of how good it will look playing is just teased in advance.

There will be a high resolution texture pack, ultra-wide screen 21:9 support, uncapped frame rate and of course, 4K Resolution support. When winter will finally come to "New World", there will be many monsters to slay on a frozen terrain.

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Capcom is planning Monster Hunter: World X Resident Evil seasonal crossover event for Halloween for next month. Players on PS4 and Xbox consoles will join on November 2019 while a definitive schedule for PC is yet to be revealed.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne massive expansion DLC pack is already available for pre-order on Steam and priced $49.99 only. Prepare yourself to usher a new hunting season in 2020 and go for new difficulty tier of Master Rank hunts.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Crusader Kings 3 Announced

Paradox Interactive officially announces their upcoming grand strategy game Crusader Kings III at PDXCON 2019.

After totally redefining grand strategy genre of games by releasing Crusader Kings II back in early 2012, developer/publisher Paradox Interactive has spent last few years adding more story to it with a series of DLC expansion packs.

In celebration of their PDXCON 2019 annual convention, Paradox has officially announced upcoming dynasty simulator Crusader Kings III as a worthy sequel to CKII, all set to come out for PC on Steam and Xbox Game Pass in 2020.

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Crusader Kings 3 Announced

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An official trailer showcases what sort of measures it takes to build your medieval dynasty and secure your throne.




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It took seven years for new generation of strategy games is about to receive a worthy heir. Players are offered a chance to create their own realm in medieval era to conquer and establish their family dynasty in an alternate history setting.

Europe of middle ages would require cunning tactics and constant scheming to keep things running in order. Other than newly added 3D-rendered character models, detailed maps are included to explore many new stories.

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To determine how you want things to unfold, pay attention over culture and religion, so that enemy forces will have something more to worry about. A lot of familiar gameplay mechanics will return alongside a few surprising new features.

Starting from 2004, Crusader Kings franchise has been out there for fifteen years now and millions of players have experienced this epic series full of drama, heartbreak and treachery as a result of well-placed strategy of their rivals.

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Those who are not quite familiar with can jump on board along with series veterans since its predecessor title Crusader Kings II has now permanently became free-to-play and keep busy until the recently revealed sequel arrives next year.

In coming months, Paradox Interactive will eventually come up with an official release date and some more details on gameplay for Crusader Kings III. Next year, cult medieval action will make a return to series that fans loved so much.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Crusader Kings 2 Permanently Free-to-Play

Paradox Interactive announces grand strategy game Crusader Kings II going free-to-play forever to celebrate PDXCON 2019.

In order to celebrate their oncoming annual convention, PDXCON, Swedish video game developer/publisher Paradox Interactive is offering widely popular grand strategy game Crusader Kings II to play for free on Steam.

This cult medieval action title is not just given for a limited time only but has gone free-to-play now and its official announcement has no end date. Paradox has confirmed the change and it is no longer available for purchase on official site either.

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Crusader Kings 2 Permanently Free-to-Play

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Following its release back in early 2012, CK2 has been on many giveaway or sales and if you have somehow missed all of that, then now is a great chance to grab a copy and start forming your own dynasty through European history.

There is more than a dozen of expansion packs released already and almost all of them are currently on sale at 50% discount. So, you can expand your experience even beyond the base game with any major DLC in under $5 only.

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Players are to come up with tactics of war and form helpful alliances to ensure succession of their dynasty. However, it has more complexity in terms of gameplay mechanics than typical feudal sandbox games of same category.

Paradox has recently revealed Crusader Kings III at PDXCON 2019, a follow-up sequel to Crusader Kings II that is set to arrive on 2020. CK2 going free-to-play is a great strategy to draw in many new players into grand strategy genre.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Trailer

Rockstar Games released a beautiful new 4K trailer for upcoming PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2.

Just so you know, developer/publisher Rockstar Games have announced long-awaited PC version of Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 earlier this month, which is set to arrive on November 5, 2019.

Details on PC system requirements, pre-order bonus and screenshots are already released. They drop an official trailer lately to showcase graphical superiority of upcoming RDR2 port in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Trailer

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Skipping both gameplay and story, new official PC trailer focuses on beautiful world of Red Dead Redemption 2.




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Rockstar has worked really hard to make PC version of the game an ultimate version with major improvements in graphics and performance. Its expansive open-world will feel more immersive with improved lighting for day and night.

Players on PC will be able to experience adventures of Arthur Morgan and Van der Linde gang on multi-monitor and widescreens. Almost every aspect of your surrounding environment is reworked with better rendition of textures.

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Before heralding its arrival on a superior platform, RDR2 looked pretty slick even on limitations of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Rockstar intends to take full advantage of hardware potential of PC to retell their epic saga.

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is currently available to pre-order on Rockstar Games Launcher, From October 23, RDR2 will come to Epic Games Store, GameStop, Greenman Gaming and Humble Store followed by Steam on December 2019.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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 at 60 FPS.

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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.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Call of Duty: WWII on Humble Monthly Bundle

Call of Duty: WWII, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy has been added to Humble Monthly Bundle for November.

To prove that having an ongoing subscription to Humble Monthly bundle will always give you the bang for your buck, first-person shooter title Call of Duty: WWII has been revealed as one of their early unlock games for November 2019.

Although a best-selling FPS title from developer Sledgehammer Games was already enough for next month, adding two more widely popular games; Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy may seem way too generous.

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Call of Duty: WWII on Humble Monthly Bundle

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All three of these above-mentioned titles from publisher Activision are coming to for PC platform and have some impressive number of sales figures under their belt as well as generally favorable reception from both critics and fans.

By paying a minimum monthly amount as low as only $12, members are getting a mix of AAA and indie games on Humble Monthly Bundle via Steam codes that are generally revealed on first Friday of each month and yours to keep forever.

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For September 2019, Humble provided a total value of $179 in a lineup of Distance, God's Trigger, Guacamelee! 2, Mothergunship, Slay the Spire, Squad and State of Mind, including exclusive Humble Original game Shady Knight.

For this month, members are getting their hands on Avernum 3: Ruined World, Override: Mech City Brawl, Planet Alpha, PUSS!, Roman Sands, Sonic Mania and Spiral Scouts that largely contributes to a total monthly worth of $174 only.

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October 2019 Humble Monthly Bundle Games

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Also, turn-based strategy game BattleTech from developer Harebrained Schemes and publisher Paradox Interactive comes with Flashpoint expansion DLC and Shadow Hawk Pack featuring skins for a more wholesome experience.

Subscribers get up to 20% discount on any purchase they made on Humble Monthly and 5% of their overall monthly proceedings go to various charity. Plus, Humble Trove gives you access to a large collection of more than 60 DRM-free games.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for PC

After many leaks and rumors, Rockstar Games has finally announced Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, dated for next month.

Although Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced and launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles by developer/publisher Rockstar Games, fans were asking for a PC version all along.

With a series of speculation, found hint within codes and through many other means, people were speculating a port. Rockstar has officially announced today that RDR2 will be arriving on PC platform on November 5, 2019.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for PC

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Starting from October 9, 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET, pre-order will exclusively become available through Rockstar Games Launcher. Players who would make purchase through their client will receive special bonuses and free games.

Other in-game incentives include cash bonus, outlaw survival kit, treasure map and war horse for Story mode. 50 Gold Bars will be given to you in multiplayer component Red Dead Online, which can be used as in-game currency.

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Placing your pre-order for RDR2 via Rockstar launcher before October 22 will allow you to pick any two of following classic PC titles for free.

  • 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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From October 23, players will be able to pre-order the game from Epic Games Store, GameStop, Greenman Gaming, Humble Store and other digital distribution outlets with an exception of Steam, where RDR2 will be available on December.

Only 25 Gold Bars for RDO will be offered as pre-purchase bonus, which is significantly less compared to official Rockstar launcher. Also, Special Edition and Ultimate Edition will not likely be discounted for $20 on third-party storefronts.

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Last month, Rockstar has launched their own video game launcher for PC platform with a free copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas offered for free and those who haven't yet downloaded yet have until October 8 to claim the giveaway.

Other than PC version, RDR2 will come to Google Stadia on November as a launch title but a definitive launch date is yet to be confirmed. Rockstar Games will be revealing details on hardware requirements and more very soon.

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Aside from graphical and technical improvements, new story mode content like bounty hunting missions, gang hideouts, weapons and more are added to it. Players can venture into the shared world of Red Dead Online as well with all updates.

Red Dead Redemption 2 marks the third entry in Red Dead series and a prequel to 2010 game Red Dead Redemption. Also, this is the first ever game from known franchise to be featured on PC platform due to huge fan demand.