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Showing posts with label Steam. Show all posts

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Humble Store Big in Japan Sale 2019

Big in Japan Sale 2019 comes with deals on Jump Force, RPG Maker, Yakuza and more at Humble Store.

Lately, Humble Store just launched Big in Japan Sale 2019 today on August 15, 10:00 AM PDT that features some amazing discount deals on PC games from big-name Japanese publishers and offer up to 90% off on a selection of games.

Many fan-favorite titles from renowned studios like Bandai Namco, Degica, Idea Factory, NIS America, Sega and Sekai Project came forward with slick offers of this summer that a hardcore fan wouldn't dare to miss at any cost.

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Humble Store Big in Japan Sale 2019

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2011 puzzle-platform game Catherine by developer Atlus was originally released for last generation of consoles and saw launch for PC platform from Sega earlier this year as Catherine Classic, available now at 33% discount.

PC version of tactical role-playing titles Valkyria Chronicles and Valkyria Chronicles 4 from Media Vision are now 66% less. Also, Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami from known action-adventure franchise on 50% and 25% respectively.

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Fans of Sh┼Źnen Jump universe and crossover fighting game Jump Force can purchase the game for half of its price at $29.99 only. Deluxe and Ultimate Edition of the game is both down to 40% price, which includes additional characters.

Bandai Namco latest action-adventure title One Piece: World Seeker comes at 40% less and Deluxe Edition is off 30%. NIS America brings Disgaea (65%), Disgaea 2 (60%) and Disgaea 5 Complete (40%) from named tactical RPG series.

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Games that have seen significant price drop on this grand offer are notably D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die (75%), Onechanbara Z2: Chaos (60%), RPG Maker MV (75%), The Silver Case (60%) and Way of the Samurai 4 (70%) so far.

You will get a unique Steam key for each of your purchased titles to redeem them and add to your library of PC games. Big in Japan Sale 2019 is here at Humble Store for a little while and it will run until August 22, 10:00 AM PDT.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Fanatical Summer Sale 2019

Fanatical is offering over 90% discount for Summer Sale 2019 on major PC games of this year and beyond.

Summer 2019 is here and renowned online video game retail outlet Fanatical just launched their Summer Sale 2019 offering exciting discount deals on some of this year's best titles on Steam for PC platform, something you can't afford to miss.

Just days ago, developer/publisher Capcom announced to earn record profit from major releases like Devil May Cry 5 (43%), Monster Hunter: World (51%) and Resident Evil 2 Remake (43%), all included within this scorching deal.

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Fanatical Summer Sale 2019

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In top seller section, we have Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition, Dark Souls: Remastered, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, Frostpunk, Okami HD, Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition and Yakuza Kiwami with Tokyo Xanadu eX+ adding up as a "STAR DEAL".

Some of their top discounted titles are Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (97%), Deponia (90%), Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (85%) SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition (90%) and Lords of the Fallen: Game of the Year Edition (85%).

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Franchise collection that saw heavily reduce are Commandos Collection, Deus Ex Bundle, Devil May Cry Bundle, F.E.A.R. Bundle, Metro Redux Bundle, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Bundle, Tomb Raider Bundle and Tropico 4: Collectors Bundle.

Even if you are low on budget, you can still grab titles like Bayonetta, Borderlands 2, Dead Island Definitive Edition, Hitman: Blood Money, Just Cause 3, Layers of Fear, Metro 2033 Redux, Resident Evil 4 and Tomb Raider under $5 only.

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Fanatical Games Sale Under $5

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Of course, you will not have to limit yourself with latest games if you already have a back catalog and then you can get going with many older titles, also existing on their list and most of them come with a great price-off right now.

Fanatical summer sale allows you to go crazy with your orders like every year and even with marginal funds, you can bag some Steam games that are under a $1 after their offered discount is taken into account to keep you busy this season.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Slay the Spire on Humble Monthly Bundle

Roguelike deck-building game Slay the Spire and tactical shooter title Squad is Early Unlock games in Humble Monthly Bundle for September.

What if a game would cook up a mixture of roguelike gameplay elements with deck-building card game? It is likely that developer studio MegaCrit had the same thoughts when they came up with Slay the Spire for Early Access in 2017.

Of course, Humble Bundle has seen potential for this indie title and decides to become its publisher. Earlier this year, the game saw a full release on multiple platforms and is now included in Humble Monthly Bundle for September 2019.

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Slay the Spire and Squad on Humble Monthly Bundle

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Also joining along is first-person tactical shooter title Squad from developer/publisher Offworld Industries that was funded through Kickstarter. These two are currently announced as Early Unlock game with more to unveil on September 2019.

For a minimum amount of only $12 per month, you can choose to subscribe to Humble Monthly Bundle that offers players a handful of games each month on PC platform and are revealed each month on first Friday.

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Last month, there were 60 Parsecs, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Love is Dead, Moonlighter, NAIRI: Tower of Shirin, Road Redemption and Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus in Humble Bundle lineup that has a total value of $136.

In August 2019, monthly subscribers got games like Almost ThereDon't Give UpKingdom Come: DeliveranceRising Storm 2: VietnamSurviving MarsSwords and Soldiers 2: ShawarmageddonThe Adventure Pals and Yoku's Island Express.

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August 2019 Humble Monthly Bundle Games

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Not only this subscription model is an ideal one for PC gamers but also pretty convenient since there were not many monthly services offering you bunch of games that you can redeem with codes and own in your Steam library forever.

Although Xbox Game Pass for PC and Game Pass Ultimate service offers you a large collection of over 100 great games, they don't come close to Humble Monthly because those titles eventually leave their platform after a certain time.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Let You Attack Children or Story NPC

Although you can fight almost anyone in Night City, Cyberpunk 2077 will not let you hurt kids or NPCs related to story.

An open-world game, upcoming role-playing title Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red will allow players freedom to become whoever they want to be as player character V or do almost whatever they wish to do in Night City.

People can hurt others or even take on a role of a pacifist by not killing anyone at all and yet complete all tasks. Despite having very little in-game player restrictions, you won't be able to violently attack any children or NPCs essential to story.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Let You Attack Children or Story NPC

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Of course there are people that come after you and you have to fight back or there are gang members and corporate jerks that you would want to give a beating but there are still limits to who you can or cannot physically harm.

So, if you are intend to be aggressive towards everyone around you or go on a murderous spree, children and NPCs important to game story will be protected, according to a recent response on Reddit from a CDPR representative.

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In-Game Player Restrictions

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Also, trying to aggressive and antagonize folks have their unique consequences; especially if you decide to pick a fight with gangs or start causing trouble in a police-controlled area, they sure would react and even come after you.

Previously, developer/publisher Bethesda made it so that players of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would not be able to hurt or kill children by making them unkillable to do away with problematic portrayals of any violence against children.

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CDPR actually took a pretty thoughtful step to avoid further unnecessary debacle regarding people getting upset over sensitive subjects as child abuse in a video game by protecting them while making almost everyone else fair game.

CD Projekt Red has already been in controversies regarding transgender representation and minority groups in Cyberpunk 2077 but creator Mike Pondsmith, who came to their defense suggesting the studio is paying proper respect to cultural difference.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Kingdom Come: Deliverance on Humble Monthly Bundle

Medieval action RPG title Kingdom Come: Deliverance has been added to Humble Monthly Bundle for August.

Fans of action role-playing experience can sure appreciate a game like Kingdom Come: Deliverance that came out last year from developer/publisher Warhorse Studios after it was crowdfunded on Kickstarter and become a Steam top-seller.

Deliverance is chosen to become an Early Unlock game alongside city building simulation title Surviving Mars from developer Haemimont Games and publisher Paradox Interactive in Humble Monthly Bundle ahead of August 2019.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance on Humble Monthly Bundle

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By spending a relatively small amount of only $12 per month for your subscription, members are getting access to a number of AAA or indie games each month for PC platform, which are eventually revealed on first Friday of each month.

Except for recent debut of Xbox Game Pass for PC, there were no comparable monthly services on the platform but Humble Monthly offers to redeem a bunch of games with Steam codes each month to add them to your library forever.

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Last month, a collection of games like 911 Operator, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Duskers, Paratopic, Pool Panic and Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered has made it to monthly Humble Bundle lineup with an overall value of $139 in total.

July 2019 has offered similar values for your bucks by including titles such as 60 Parsecs, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Love is Dead, Moonlighter, NAIRI: Tower of Shirin, Road Redemption and Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus.

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July 2019 Humble Monthly Bundle Games

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Of course, Game Pass for PC lets you sign up for as low as $1 for starting month and gives you access to more than a 100 games for just $9.99 monthly, they are about to leave the service at some point when new games are going to be added.

On that note, even though Humble Monthly gives you a few handpicked titles out of many, they are yours to keep without ever being worried of them leaving and it also contributes to charity programs by donating from your each purchase.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Robotics;Notes Elite Getting Western Release

Anime Expo 2019 came bearing news of Robotics;Notes Elite getting 2020 a Western release from Spike Chunsoft.

Although publisher Spike Chunsoft has already released visual novel Robotics;Notes Elite for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in January 2019, there was a public appeal to launch a localized version for English-speaking audiences.

Apparently, a petition on Change.org made by 3,602 supporting fans to translate the VN experience is now officially successful as R;N Elite is getting released in North America and Europe in 2020 for PC via Steam, PS4 and Switch.

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Robotics;Notes Elite Getting Western Release

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Spike Chunsoft dropped an official trailer to officially announce Western release for R;N today at Anime Expo 2019.




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Robotics;Notes has debuted back in 2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles as third main entry that belonged to Science Adventure series of science fiction visual novels like Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate from developer 5pb.

Its story revolves around Kaito Yashio, who is from Tanegashima island and a member of his school's Robot Research Club. However, club leader Akiho Senomiya is determined to save their club from being shut down by creating a giant robot.

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Robotics;Notes Elite will have Kaito explore areas to unlock secrets of "Kimijima Report" using PhoneDroid and features branching storyline that would lead players to experience multiple endings depending on choices made throughout the VN.

On their second attending of Anime Expo this year, the Japanese publisher also gave confirmation for Robotics;Notes DaSH, another 5pb project selected for Western localization, which also happens to be a sequel to R;N Elite.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Cosplay Contest Announced

CD Projekt Red has announced official cosplay contest for Cyberpunk 2077 worth $40K prize pool.

If people already weren't hyped enough for upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red, actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) intensified it sky high by appearing at Xbox E3 2019 press event.

Too make it even bigger than it already is, CDPR has just announced an official cosplay contest based on their anticipated story-driven RPG with a total prize pool $40,000 that will conclude in 2020 through a Grand Finale event live.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Cosplay Contest Announced

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Anyone interested to participate will have to design a costume or getup based on a character that already exists within fictional universe of Cyberpunk and was shown in any official materials like poster, screenshots or even trailer.

Very soon, there will be an official cosplay guide on their official website to help contestants create their desired getup. You can take part by submitting your entry online anytime before November 30, 2:59 PM PT/11:59 PM CET.

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Customize Your Cosplay

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Or you can just show up on a few select events to showcase your designed costume on stage live and one from each event will be picked for Grand Finale. You may want to take a look at event schedules in advance given below.

  • Gamescom (Cologne, Germany) August 21-24
  • PAX West (Seattle, USA) August 31-September 3
  • Tokyo Game Show, Tokyo, Japan, September 12-15
  • Igromir (Moscow, Russia), October 4-7
  • Paris Games Week (Paris, France), October 30-November 3

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Only 10 finalists will make it to the red carpet Grand Finale in 2020, receiving $2,000 along with travel and accommodation costs. Top 3 will receive themed goodies and winner will take $15,000 on top of those and a chance to photoshoot for magazine cover.

Arranging public competition to heavily promote video game projects before launch is nothing new for video game developers but it surely is impressive to see how generously this Polish studio intends to compensate their participants.

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Before getting started, take some inspiration from the footage below or just go posing as Johnny Silverhand.




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Although there was some bad press regarding racial representation earlier but was debunked by its creator Mike Pondsmith eventually. Regardless of whatever controversy it faces, loyal fan-base of CDPR apparently has their back.

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently scheduled to release on 16 April, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. PC version of the game will be available via Epic Games Store, GOG and Steam digital distribution platforms for downloading online.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Dead by Daylight Adds Ghost Face DLC

In a newest DLC for Dead by Daylight, Ghost Face from Scream movie series joins as brand-new Killer.

In an asymmetric survival horror setup, Dead by Daylight from developer Behaviour Interactive pits four players against one playing as a savage killer in an online multiplayer match to try and survive their way out of getting slaughtered.

To add more tension for survivors to its already intense atmosphere, brand-new killers from pop culture are often added to it. Today, iconic slayer character Ghost Face from 90's slasher movie series Scream has joined the party.

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Dead by Daylight Adds Ghost Face DLC

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Behaviour Interactive released a behind-the-scenes footage for their latest addition to 4v1 survival horror title DBD.




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Introduced through a new DLC chapter, this creepy stalker specializes on prying on its prey and then strikes them when they least expect it. A creature of habit, Ghost Face likes to play hide and seek with survivors trapped with him before closing in.

So, you need to level up your sneak up game if you are being hunted down by him and use full awareness to stay alive. Using his personal Perks, he can become unpredictable and easily locate others from their hideout after reaching Level 30 and above.

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This serial murderer is a master of stalking its prey by blending into darkness and you will never see him coming before it is too late. He has a dark humorous side and takes a moment getting a selfie while claiming one of his latest victims.

Out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Ghost Face DLC is priced $2.99 only on Steam and $4.99 for consoles. It comes along with two exclusive items; Monochrome Mania body and Silvery Steel Tactical Knife weapon.

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DBD Anniversary Free Weekend & Sale

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Given how developers have brought in Hollywood maniacs like Michael Myers of Halloween, Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street and Leatherface of Texas Chainsaw Massacre so far, arrival of Ghost Face was only a matter of time.

Dead by Daylight is currently celebrating third anniversary of its worldwide release and offering a free weekend of play on Steam until June 23. Also, you can pick up DBD for a flat out 50% off as part of a special promotional offer before June 25.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Multiple Endings

Cyberpunk 2077 quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz confirms to feature multiple endings for the game.

Following recent appearance at Xbox E3 2019 press conference event, official release date for upcoming highly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 is revealed to be 16 April, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

It is also confirmed by quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz in a recent interview with YouTuber YongYea that developer/publisher CD Projekt Red will be adding multiple endings for their ambitious story-driven RPG, all depending on player choice.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Multiple Endings

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According to Tomaszkiewicz, there is more than one way to end the story for your character based on what path a player would choose during their campaign but he also didn't say that how many ending scenarios they are planning to go for.

For instance, V can opt out from using any cybernetic augmentations or even refrain from killing literally anyone. Exploring in futuristic megalopolis Night City will open up many pleasant or messy situations to you but how you handle it is up to you.

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Specialized in RPG development, CDPR has included three major endings for their The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt title of 2015. Following a branching narrative, it offered several other minor endings driven by in-game decisions made by player.

Given how they are aiming to go big with their next project, sci-fi adventure Cyberpunk 2077 may came out offering more endings than you expected. CDPR is strongly considering a Photo Mode but there is no official confirmation on that just yet.

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Despite being at crosshairs with media for their apparent portrayal of race and gender, CD Projekt Red has won E3 2019 with a surprise reveal of actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) playing a main character named Johnny Silverhand.

Other than major console platforms like PS4 and Xbox One, PC version of Cyberpunk 2077 will be available at Epic Games Store, GOG and Steam. A collector's edition is currently up for pre-order that is worth $249.99 featuring digital and physical items.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Announced

Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VIII Remastered for Steam, Switch, PS4 and Xbox to arrive later this year.

Back in September 2018, developer/publisher Square Enix announced "Final Fantasy Legacy Collection" that featured fan-favorite RPG titles from Final Fantasy series, scheduled to launch on current-gen platforms through 2018 to 2019.

Final Fantasy VIII was somehow left behind from being included to that list in between seventh and ninth installment. However, a remastered version of this PlayStation original is announced recently during E3 2019 press conference.

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Announced

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An official announce trailer was released to give a flashback to series fans that were looking forward to FFVIII for long.




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When military nation Galbadia and Sorceress Edea declares war against Dukedom of Dollet, protagonist Squall Leonhart gathers a group of friends within mercenary group SeeD, to help resistance member Rinoa Heartilly.

From iconic characters to its battle system, everything is getting rendered in enhanced visuals for modern-era consoles. Even its awesome soundtracks are currently made available on audio streaming platform Spotify for fans to enjoy.

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In terms of visual style, FF8 has moved over to a more realistic art style than its predecessor titles from FF series and rather than providing a high fantasy feel in overall, developers went for a grounded approach in storytelling process.

Breaking out of tradition, the studio also introduced Guardian Forces to customize your battle strategy. Every beloved original aspect of it is going to be revitalized and though it took time to arrive on modern systems, it was worth waiting.

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With everyone so busy being hyped about upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake and the recent release of Shadowbringers expansion for Final Fantasy XIV; fans were actually worried that they might never get a remade version of FFVIII after all.

Square Enix did not left Final Fantasy VIII out and is finally giving it a long-awaited remaster treatment on its 20th anniversary year. This classic role-playing video game is coming later in 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Shenmue 3 Epic Store Exclusivity Creates Kickstarter Controversy

After Shenmue III has been announced as Epic Games Store exclusive for PC, backers are now even denied refunds on Kickstarter.

At E3 2019 event, renowned Sega developer and Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki took stage during PC Gaming Show 2019 to showoff brand-new gameplay trailer for Shenmue III and reveal that PC version will be an Epic Games Store-exclusive.

Now whether or not they decided to make it a timed exclusive is not clear yet but many backers are very upset over this decision of shifting platform since it was originally planned for a Steam release and are already asking for a refund.

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Shenmue 3 Epic Store Exclusivity Creates Kickstarter Controversy

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Right after their announcement at E3, development team has updated their Kickstarter page with new information to declare Epic Store exclusivity. What they explained as reason for their recent decision of changing outlet is given below.

We are happy to announce that Shenmue III for PC will be an Epic Games Store exclusive. Development for Shenmue III has been moving forward using Unreal Engine and the support we have received from Epic has been excellent. But most importantly, in looking for the most enjoyable experience on PC, it was decided together with Deep Silver after much discussion that the Epic Games Store would be the best distribution platform option.

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Apparently, it was publisher Deep Silver that pushed for Shenmue III exclusivity and their official statement of most enjoyable experience on PC being on EGS clearly shows how detached they are from players these days.

When they removed Metro Exodus from Steam earlier before launch to make it a timed exclusive at Epic Store, fans were enraged. They started review-bombing to plummet its overall score, which then took Steam to intervene and stop them.

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Official Kickstarter page of Ys Net is flooded with angry response from fans seeking either an explanation or their money back. Some pointed out that it was mentioned in early phase of campaign that they are to provide Steam keys for PC platform.

Even those who would purchase a physical copy would only have a box with a code in it that still need to be activated via Epic Store. Charging a $59.99 amount for a box that doesn't even come with a disc seems like a scheme to get some extra money.

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After Yu Suzuki launched the Kickstarter project looking for $2 million in funding back in 2015, it has been backed by nearly 70,000 people and raised over $6 million in a month, only so they can screw over players on PC four years later.

When you thought Epic Store exclusivity was the worst thing to happen to the game, Ys Net has denied granting any refunds for making this change, therefore leaving PC players with no option to either get their hard-earned money or preferred platform.

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Epic Games are definitely favoring developers by taking only 12% cut from sales rather than 30% and started a trend for exclusive games to incite competition but that is also leading studios into taking such controversial decisions.

A few months ago, Epic Games Store has bagged crowdfunded project Phoenix Point out of nowhere that was originally promised to launch on Steam but in that case, developers were generous enough to offer a refund to its backers at least.

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Denying request for refund was perhaps the most anti-consumer act from their part and maybe even led to some legal action, because ripping off people for their money with false pledges like this need some serious consequence enforced by law.

What happened as a result will now have people to be more suspicious before crowdfunding any project on Kickstarter. There is currently a Steam page for the game though but that is probably because they forgot to remove it.

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Epic may have given a hefty amount to Deep Silver and Ys Net for a store exclusivity deal like they did with Snapshot Games for having Phoenix Point. However, they should have considered how it would ruin reputation for both companies.

After years of development and a couple of delays, Shenmue III is finally all set to arrive on November 19 for PC and PlayStation 4. Only if they have kept promise of delivering Steam keys to backers, there would probably be a little less backlash.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date

CD Projekt Red releases new Cyberpunk 2077 trailer at E3 2019 featuring Keanu Reeves and a release date set for 2020.

There is no doubt that upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most-anticipated game that players are eagerly looking to get their hands on as soon as it comes to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

This year, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red came to E3 2019 with a brand-new trailer and a release date that received a grand reveal by none other than actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) himself came to stage to present it.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date

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Presented at Xbox E3 2019 press conference, new Cyberpunk 2077 cinematic trailer gets within its dark plot.




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As usual, player character V arrives on a crime-ridden area of Night City megalopolis for a payday after finishing a job. His contractor asks if he got what he asked for and upon confirmation, tells him to go to washroom to wash off.

While washing off blood from his hands, V recounts how he went on a big-time job earlier with Jackie Welles to get insane rich and though they somehow got the job done, his friend caught up in ensuing shootout from rival gang.

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As soon as he got out, V is slammed with the door and he tries to retaliate with pointy extension of his augmented arms to no avail. His fixer, Dexter DeShawn is mad at him that they caused too much chaos and they all draw their gun on each other.

He discovers himself in a junkyard outside of megacity and is rebooted by a stranger with a likeness of John Wick star. He invites V by saying "Wake the fuck up, samurai. We have a city to burn", which is a nod to the name printed on the collar of his jacket.

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Reeves's role here is obviously of a non-playable character but he is not just a random nobody here. He is playing Johnny Silverhand, an iconic character created by Mike Pondsmith for original Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game.

You can even see him having a shiny cybernetic silver arm when he removes his shades but this is quite different than his actual look. Bringing Silverhand into the mix is an attempt from CD Projekt Red to connect the game to its lore.

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Also, a detailed look at digital and physical goodies from an unboxed collector's edition has been unveiled in another video.




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A Collector's Edition worth $249.99 is up for pre-order now, which includes an artbook, box, embroidered patches, metal pin set, NCPD evidence bag, quadra V-tech metal keychain, V-figure and digital items like original soundtrack.

Sci-fi adventure Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red currently scheduled to release on April 16, 2020. PC version of the game will be available on Epic Games Store, GOG and Steam as developers chose not to make it an Epic Store-exclusive.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Shenmue 3 Delayed to November 2019

Pushed over from August 2019, Shenmue III has been delayed once again for a November launch date.

Teenage martial art prodigy Ryo Hazuki was about to make his anticipated return in upcoming action-adventure game Shenmue III that was scheduled to release on August 27 this year but his arrival has been delayed now to November 19.

Though it is almost finished, creator Yu Suzuki and publisher Deep Silver have agreed to the point that the game needs some more polishing for truly being finished and revealed in public via its Kickstarter announcement.

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Shenmue 3 Delayed to November 2019

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Announced back at E3 2015, a third installment of classic series Shenmue entered into crowdfunding with an original goal of $2 million, which became fastest campaign for that amount by reaching their goal within just seven hours.

Aside from large sum of money collected from general mass, investors like Sony has also contributed with unknown amounts and that really raised eyebrows of many regarding budget transparency and how much it really takes to make a AAA-game.

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So far, this project has amassed a total of $7,179,510 in three years and became sixth-highest-funded Kickstarter campaign. Originally, the game was set to arrive on December 2017 before it was delayed to early 2018 and then on August 27, 2019.

Sega offered license of this cult favorite series to Suzuki's company Ys Net to develop Shenmue III independently and they jumped on board with development that will eventually see release over PC and PlayStation 4 on November 2019.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack Adds Shang Tsung and More

New Mortal Kombat 11 trailer debuts Shang Tsung and confirms more characters for upcoming Kombat Pack DLC.

Already debuted with a roster of 25 playable characters, fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 is bringing more add-on fighters for their upcoming Kombat Pack DLC, starting with a former series antagonist and secondary sub-boss Shang Tsung.

Reprising his role from 1995 live-action Mortal Kombat movie, actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa returns to play his role as an evil sorcerer absorbing souls from his competitor and a brand-new video is released to showcase his deadly moves.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack Adds Shang Tsung and More

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Watch a re-defined version of Shang Tsung unleashing his feats of kombat in a new MK11 gameplay trailer.




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The trailer opens up with Shang Tsung going up against his rival Kung Lao, Liu Kang and Elder God Raiden. He charges at them with skull-shaped projectiles and other attacks aside from shape-shifts into Ermac, Rain, Reptile and Smoke during his fight.

When delivering his Fatal Blow, the cunning sorcerer uses combined moves of Sub-Zero, Scorpion and Noob Saibot to defeat Raiden. Then he summons Kintaro out of his opponent's body to finish it with Fatality and claim his soul!

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Shang Tsung was announced to be added in Kombat Pack as its first DLC character for back in March, even before the launch of MK11. Also joining him are recurring characters Nightwolf, Sindel and Todd McFarlane's comic-book character Spawn.

Two more playable fighters remains undisclosed yet and are about to join very soon. However, spattering blood on text from a chainsaw as well as ending sound hints at Ash from Evil Dead series and Terminator being those additional guest characters.

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Although actor Bruce Campbell has previously ruled out any possibility of Ash appearing in MK11 on Twitter, fans have found evidence for this cult horror protagonist to appear alongside Terminator and The Joker through datamining in-game files.

Those who already own Mortal Kombat 11 Premium Edition will get one-week early access to contents of Kombat Pack or you can simply buy it for $39.99 only. It will also be featuring 7 exclusive character skins and gear sets for customization.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Contra Anniversary Collection Lineup Revealed

Konami has revealed official lineup for upcoming Contra Anniversary Collection including variant Contra titles.

In order to celebrate their 50th anniversary, developer/publisher Konami has announced a series of "Anniversary Collection" featuring their classic fan-favorite titles from past few decades and is enhanced with up to date features.

Recently, they have revealed complete lineup for upcoming Contra Anniversary Collection that would be packing some select titles from their popular run and gun-style shoot-'em-up series Contra in a single bundle with a digital book as bonus.

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Contra Anniversary Collection Lineup Revealed

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Original five mainline games that includes within this compilation are Contra, Contra: Hard Corps, Contra III: The Alien Wars, Operation C and Super Contra from arcade, Game Boy, Genesis and SNES era of gaming.

Others inclusions are ports of different version of Contra games mentioned above Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, NES and SNES systems. A free update will be released shortly after launch to add Japanese versions of six games.

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Contra Arcade Version

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Contra: Hard Corps marks the only title from this anthology that was never released on other platforms except for Sega Genesis. Memorable series feature "Konami Code" is also returning to have players get 30 lives and revive their nostalgia.

Although it would feature a total of ten titles, only five of them are classic Contra titles and rest five are just European counterparts or ports. Apparently, Konami did a far better job in compiling Castlevania Anniversary Collection together.

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Hard Corps Comes to Modern Platforms

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It is a real shame for Contra 4, Contra ReBirth, Contra: Shattered Soldier, Hard Corps: Uprising or Neo Contra not making it somehow and instead trying to slide some European variants with basically a few sprite changes in the mix.

Even though no official release date has yet been announced, Contra Anniversary Collection is currently expected to arrive sometime this summer on Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $19.99 only.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Fanatical SNK Classics Bundle 2019

Some of 90's greatest retro-styled games are now available in SNK Classics Bundle at Fanatical with up to 94% off!

If you have lived by the 90's era of arcades and were playing rigorously, chances are you have stumbled onto a couple of fighting games or run and gun titles at some point that are from Japanese video game company SNK Corporation.

Courtesy of online video game retailer Fanatical, some of their iconic games are currently available into one "SNK Classics Bundle", offering 6-8 great games packed into one for one insanely cheap price and will be up until June 9, 2019.

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Fanatical SNK Classics Bundle 2019

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This collection of classic retro games is accessible in two different tiers and comes with individual Steam keys for each to add to your library and starts from as low as $3.99 only in exchange for six unique titles from different genre.

Tier 1 kick starts with The King of Fighters XIII from popular fighting game series King of Fighters, which marks the final chapter of "Tales of Ash" Saga. KOF XIII competed as best fighting game of the year with games like Street Fighter IV.

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Next comes in line are Metal Slug X and Metal Slug 3 from side-scrolling shooter franchise Metal Slug. The Last Blade hails in as a successor of blade-wielding fighting game Samurai Shodown but features more combo-focused gameplay.

Another run and gun arcade favorite Shock Troopers makes the cut alongside scrolling shooter title Twinkle Star Sprites. All of these titles mentioned above only costs you a tiny price of $0.67 in average, which is 94% off on $61.94 worth of games.

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Tier 2 encourages you to spend just another buck by raising it to $4.99 for including Metal Slug and Metal Slug 2 into your cart. Leaving out early installments of Metal Slug would be a heinous crime considering Fanatical is giving them up so cheaply.

Although SNK has remained far in modern generation of gaming, their ageless classic titles are still gold for nostalgic gamers. For many out there, SNK Classics Bundle is instant buy because of the titles it includes and how incredibly low-price it is to claim.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Comes to PC and PS4

Nintendo Switch exclusive hack and slash title Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is announced for PC and PS4.

Back in January 2019, action-adventure hack and slash game Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes from Suda51 was launched exclusively on Nintendo Switch handheld consoles by developer/publisher Grasshopper Manufacture.

Recently, the game has been officially announced to come for PC via Steam and PlayStation 4 during fan convention of MomoCon 2019, leaving Switch exclusivity and more details will be dropped in later since a release date is yet to be revealed.

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Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Comes to PC and PS4

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Travis Strikes Again sets premise for series protagonist Travis Touchdown who is a video game fan who is an assassin wielding a beam katana that he won from an auction to slay fellow hitmen to maintain his raking United Assassins Association.

He is now in his middle age and distanced himself from everyone in somewhere near Texas but a former baseball player turned assassin named Badman shows up at his doorstep to exact revenge on Travis for killing his daughter, Bad Girl.

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Series predecessor No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle came out in 2008 and 2010 respectively for Wii. Though NMH2 remained an exclusive to its launch platform, the first game was ported to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise.

Although director/producer Goichi Suda doesn't consider Travis Strikes Again as a direct sequel to its previous installment, it sure is a good starting point for anyone interested to try out their hand on the game other than Switch consoles.