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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Halo: The Master Chief Collection to Add Cross-Play

343 Industries plans to add cross-play, custom game browser and more to Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

While anticipating release of upcoming first-person shooter Halo Infinite for holiday 2020, developer 343 Industries and publisher Xbox Game Studios are still committed to include new games to Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

In a recent update, Halo 3 joined Master Chief Collection and 343 Industries plans to introduce cross-play, custom game browser, input-based matchmaking, keyboard and mouse support and server region selection by end of 2020.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection to Add Cross-Play

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Cross-play support will enable players on Windows PC and Xbox consoles to jump together into adventure. You are most likely to get paired with a player with same input device such as controller or keyboard, in input-based matchmaking.

Aside from their key-features to include in roadmap for 2020, dev team has also planned for double keybinds for all games, in-game frame rate cap adjustments, PC file share, quality of life improvements, Steam account linking and more.

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Despite having a rocky launch back in 2014, Master Chief Collection has improved over time and 343 seems to be more than willing to update its multiplayer experience just for the price of base game or an Xbox Game Pass membership.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection was originally launched by 343 Industries and Microsoft with Halo: Reach back in 2019. Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 and Halo 3 have been added to Halo: MCC and Halo 3: ODST is expected to join next.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Destiny 2 Fixes Beaver Network Errors

Bungie dev team and Valve fixes "Beaver" network errors that plagued Destiny 2 players since launch of Shadowkeep.

Last month, developer/publisher Bungie announced upcoming Year 4 Season 2 content for free-to-play online multiplayer shooter title Destiny 2 and its next major expansion Beyond Light is currently set to release on November 10, 2020.

Ever since Windows PC version of Destiny 2 has moved from Battle.net to Steam last year, players are facing connection errors regularly. Bungie recently took actions to fix these errors codenamed "Beaver" and make D2 more stable.

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Destiny 2 Fixes Beaver Network Errors

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Bungie has found reasons behind recent network issues that have been causing disruption to all in-game activities. Last week, Destiny dev team alongside Valve has identified hardware issues in data center of certain locations worldwide.

Bungie recently reveals that primary errors have originated from Steam data centers and Valve already did their part. After rolling out a fix, errors on PC are lessened significantly and D2 will become much more stable in near future.

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Ever since D2 servers were moved to Steam at launch of Shadowkeep expansion, players were having a hard time connoting to friends. Things get worse sometime and they get kicked off in the middle of activities like Dungeons or Raids.

However, Guardians can still come across "Beaver" errors due to poor internet connection on their end. Otherwise, Destiny 2 players with a better network would only face such problem during ongoing scheduled maintenance period.

Halo Infinite Campaign Gameplay Revealed

343 Industries offers a first-look at campaign gameplay of Halo Infinite during Xbox Games Showcase today.

A year ago, a cinematic trailer titled "Discover Hope" offered first glimpse at story premise for upcoming first-person shooter title Halo Infinite by developer 343 Industries and SkyBox Labs, in association with publisher Xbox Game Studios.

Since E3 2020 has now been cancelled due to a global pandemic of Coronavirus outbreak, 343 Industries and Microsoft announced in March to reveal long-anticipated gameplay footage in a demo trailer at Xbox Games Showcase digital event.

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Halo Infinite Campaign Gameplay Revealed

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Take a first look at Halo Infinite official gameplay video in real-time from early hours of story campaign.




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After a Pelican pilot finds Master Chief floating in space, he reaches out and revives him earlier. As they are forced to crash land on the ring when they are shot at with anti-aircraft guns, Chief decides to go out and take care of business.

Halo Infinite delves into its classic gameplay mechanic from very beginning and players will be wielding a variety of weapons. To engage enemies in combat, Chief will be using MA40 assault rifle to VK78 Commando and even plasma grenade.

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Driving a Warthog into battle, he comes across several members of the alien race known as Banished and their War Chief Escharum. John-117 can traverse through locations using a world map or simply running and gunning towards levels.

Infinite is said to be several times larger than last two series releases, powered by Slipspace Engine. One of the most amazing feats of display was latest inclusion of grappling hook for traversal into map and return of shield technology.

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One missing aspect was exclusion of online multiplayer mode, which is an essential experience for any games of Halo series. Microsoft Studios hosting a major reveal event without giving a peek at multiplayer gameplay seems quite odd.

Xbox has announced recently that there will be another digital showcase in coming months to reveal Xbox Series X launch date and hopefully, they will treat fans with a much-awaited look at Halo Infinite multiplayer mode at a later date.

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A brief cinematic trailer teases an expansive Halo Infinite campaign with MJOLNIR armor assembling.




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Infinite is a launch title for Microsoft's next-gen console and a "spiritual reboot" to Halo military shooter franchise. However, gameplay demo didn't look much like next-gen compared to any of its very impressive looking cut-scenes so far.

Though a release date is yet to be revealed, Halo Infinite is set to arrive this holiday season for Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X consoles via Microsoft Store and Steam, while also simultaneously launching on Xbox Game Pass.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed, Gameplay Reveal Coming Soon

Release date for Mafia: Definitive Edition is delayed to September 2020 due to Coronavirus outbreak.

After an accidental leak from Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee revealed rating for Mafia II and Mafia III "Definitive Edition" back in April, an official trailer for remastered Mafia Trilogy came out, followed by August 2020 release window.

In May 2020, Definitive Edition for Mafia II and Mafia III were made available for major gaming platforms with Mafia: Definitive Edition set to arrive on August 28, which has now been delayed until September 25, due to COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed, Gameplay Reveal Coming Soon

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Amidst a global pandemic of Coronavirus, meeting any deadlines have become increasingly challenging for even big-name companies but developers are still committed to take time and deliver an updated experience they promised earlier.

People who were truly looking forward to first game of critically-acclaimed crime action-adventure trilogy of Mafia series for years will have to wait a little longer now but they can get a look at its improved gameplay by end of this month.

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In a recent post, official Twitter handle for Mafia games announced an unfortunate delay in development.


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Mafia: Definitive Edition dev team strongly believes that to stay true to their word and not sacrificing quality, a little delay is necessary. Players would surely be appreciative of a smooth experience rather than a rushed product with bugs.

Though games getting pushed back are nothing new in gaming industry, recent pandemic of COVID-19 has made it so common these days. Despite having some disappointment over this, fans tend to be understanding towards companies.

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Although release for Mafia Remastered is postponed, an extended gameplay will be revealed on July 22, 2020.




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In a growing trend of bringing back old classics, developer Hangar 13 and publisher 2K Games have attempted to revive original Mafia, retelling its story with advanced motion capture, enhanced visuals and gameplay improvements.

Mafia: Definitive Edition will launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 25, re-imagining iconic crime saga of protagonist Tommy Angelo getting full remake treatment with enhanced graphics, new scripts and much more.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Horizon Zero Dawn Regional Price for PC Rise Due to VPN Abuse

Regional prices for Horizon Zero Dawn pre-order has gone up on PC due to VPN abuse from first-world country.

Now that 2017 action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn is finally coming to PC via Epic Games Store and Steam, players who never played it are really excited to experience the former PlayStation 4-exclusive in August 2020.

However, pre-order price for Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition for Windows PC platform has radically increased in several countries due to many people trying to purchase their copies from different regions through VPN abuse.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Regional Price for PC Rise Due to VPN Abuse

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In some select countries, players on PC enjoys a lesser price for digital games and people trying to purchase HZD from different regions have now caused regional price to gone up significantly in Argentina, China, Brazil, Mexico and Russia.

Recently shared in threads on ResetEra and Reddit, players from affected countries decided to address this important issue and detailed how such practice from people in rich countries can actually hurt others from less fortunate territories.

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ResetEra member Hikari_Ryu expressed frustration over VPN abuse to purchase game from other regions.

I know there's a thread about HZD coming to steam, but this is more about regional pricing and how people from rich countries can screw over poor counties by taking advantages of it.

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When pre-order for Horizon Zero Dawn became available on Steam, it was originally priced 539 pesos in Argentina, an equivalent of $7.62. Within next 24 hours or so, that price point has reached to 2100 pesos, which equals to $93.82.

Argentina and many other countries face high inflation numbers every year, making hardware more expensive than Western territories. Only good thing they have in terms of gaming is competent regional prices that people are abusing now.

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Many people lining up to buy the game cheap using VPN has apparently encouraged Sony to shot up its overall retail price. Whereas prices are drastically raised in Argentina by 289%, there was a 357% increase in Turkey and 301% for Russia.

Horizon Zero Dawn from developer Guerrilla Games is debuting on PC next month and will be published by PlayStation Mobile. Players will get their hands on Horizon base game, Frozen Wilds DLC expansion and all downloadable content.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Horizon Zero Dawn PC Release Date

Guerrilla Games shows-off latest features and improvements for PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn, releasing August 7.

In a totally unexpected marketing move, Hermen Hulst of Worldwide Studios officially confirmed back in March that 2017 action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn is getting a PC port and is scheduled to arrive on summer 2020.

In a recent announcement, developer Guerrilla Games has revealed that Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition priced $49.99 only will be released on August 7, 2020, for Windows PC platform via Epic Games Store and Steam.

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Horizon Zero Dawn PC Release Date

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Guerrilla Games released a new trailer showcasing key-features for PC version of HZD: Complete Edition.




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You can tell that Guerrilla Games really know their PC audience very well by taking a brief look at the trailer as they focus on options menu rather than gameplay or story and swinging those beautiful display sliders to entice eager fans.

Complete Edition for Horizon includes its base game with Frozen Wilds expansion pack and bunch of PC specific features like some major graphical enhancements, ultra-wide screen support, unlocked frame-rate and much more.

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Horizon Zero Dawn on PC also offers control options, benchmarking tool and graphical customization. A number of options for adjusting anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering are added but there will be no ray-tracing support.

HZD: Complete Edition allows you to change the field of view to a maximum of 100 degrees on PC. Players can enjoy higher frame-rates than console and resolutions up to native 4k depending on their hardware specification.

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Horizon features a strong female character named Aloy, a young hunter from Nora tribe who ventures through an open-world in an epic journey to uncover a mystery and fights off various mechanical beasts in a post-apocalyptic future.

Horizon Zero Dawn was formerly launched as a PlayStation 4-exclusive title that has sold over 10 million copies so far by February 2019. A sequel, Horizon Forbidden West has been revealed for PlayStation 5 with a 2021 release window.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

CD Projekt Red has scrapped wall-running gameplay feature for Cyberpunk 2077 due to design reasons.

Even after a series of delays, upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 remains one of the most-anticipated releases of developer/publisher CD Projekt Red for this year on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

CDPR has teased a bunch of gameplay aspects of CP2077 in a recent Night City Wire broadcast stream and there was a wall-running feature previously shown in a demo that seem to have been removed from current build of the game.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

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Following recent gameplay showcase, some players noticed that some core mechanics like driving and shooting feels more off. While newly introduced Braindance mode seemed really impressive, one particular element got cut out.

It was revealed during a recent interview with Cyberpunk 2077 level designer Max Pears that player characters will not have the ability to run on walls as indicated in early videos and it has since been removed due to "design reasons".

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An extended gameplay reveal video from Gamescom 2018 showed mercenary V putting wall-running ability into use. Pears states, although vertical traversal is now removed, players will still have plenty of flexibility in your movement.

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently set to arrive on November 17, 2020 for all current-gen consoles and Windows PC. A free backward compatibility upgrade for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be released by CD Projekt Red this holiday season.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Braindance Mode, Customization and Player Choice

CD Projekt sheds light on Red Braindance gameplay, cybernetic modifications and player choice in Cyberpunk 2077.

Instead of a September release, upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 has now been delayed to November 19, 2020 by developer/publisher CD Projekt Red as they keep polishing and optimizing their most ambitious project yet.

In first broadcast of Night City Wire episode, CDPR has revealed in-depth details of new gameplay features, shades light on levels of character customization and varied player choices to explore in expansive open-world of CP2077.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Braindance Mode, Customization and Player Choice

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CD Projekt Red debuts a brand-new trailer titled "The Gig", showcasing gameplay and story of CP2077.




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In latest "The Gig" trailer, CDPR shows a vibrant side of Night City from prologue section of the game. V starts off a mercenary career by teaming-up with a thief named Jackie Welles and their adventure will lead to series of consequences.

They come across street-smart netrunner T-Bug and a fixer named Dexter Deshawn, who assigns them to steal a prototype biochip that belongs to Arasaka Corporation and they screw up so hard that Johnny Silverhand had to show up.

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Adam Smasher
For a brief glance, a brand-new enemy character is shown in latest trailer named Adam Smasher. He took body modification and cybernetic implants to next level and has almost become a cyborg with ties to Arasaka Corporation.

Adam is originated from Cyberpunk Red pen-and-paper game by creator Mike Pondsmith and player character will face-off against this 9-feet-tall metal man in a brawl at some point if they choose to pursue corporate storyline from start.

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The Badlands
One of the seven districts of Night City known as Badlands is where you would meet V's partner in crime, Jackie Welles. Together, you will attempt to acquire a rumored chip of immortality from Arasaka Corp. on behalf of Dexter Deshawn.

People will come across many factions and gangs while scouring through these areas to engage in side-quests. CDPR dev team has hinted of encountering many challenges in an open-world and having Mad Max-style sandbox gameplay action.

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Braindance Mode
Braindance gameplay segment begins with tech savvy Mox gang member Judy Alvarez showing V how to navigate through its neural tech how to relive past events and memories of a person using a video-editing software like interface.

V can access recorded memories of non-player characters using BD tech, another concept taken from Cyberpunk tabletop game. You can see through eyes of an NPC or in third-person to give you a better view of surrounding environment.

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Braindance feature is useful to scan area details for clues and may come in handy to solve various puzzles. Recordings will have separate layers for audio and visuals with additional data of adjacent background of a particular scene.

BD tech will turn players into an advanced security camera as described by quest designers Pawel Sasko. Braindance is a brilliant way to include puzzles into CP2077 and CD Projekt Red has spent enough time to add more of them.

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Customization and Player Choice
Before beginning your journey in Night City, customization for mercenary protagonist V begins at character creator with base body type. You can pick up masculine or feminine voice and nitty-gritty features like markings, tattoos etc.

We now live in a world where almost everything is heavily focused on individuality and you can even adjust body features like private parts. Your appearance and cybernetic modifications is your identity in a near-distant future of Cyberpunk.

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CD Projekt Red has added 17 eyes, 8 eyebrows, 35 hairstyles, 17 jaw and mouths, 3 nipple types, 2 penis size and types, 6 skin types, 11 piercings, 5 pubic hair styles and only 1 vagina option to let you customize your sexy body parts.

Moreover, there will be varieties for blemishes, cyberware, eye makeup, scars, tattoos and types of teeth option. There are three presets and a random character generator alongside numbered options of various customisations.

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One of the available life paths from Corpo, Nomad and Street Kid will start setting a backstory that shapes your legacy. As you keep making progress, you will discover an unending appeal for cybernetic modifications that help you level up.

Previous options like Netrunner from Cyberpunk 2077 deep dive is seemingly removed from current build of the game. Each available class will have a set opening and different dialogue options that will surely affect your playthrough.

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More you get access to spreading perk trees, your hacking skills will get better or brute strength will increase. Cyberware allows V's body to be outfitted with enhancement and weaponry for further alteration to impact your playthrough.

There are mods to let you hack into tech to know camera and enemy positions within a room, which helps a lot for stealth play. Or you can install wire-like whips via Monowire that gives you an edge in melee combats during any encounter.

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Night City is divided into many districts that houses different factions like corporation shills, street gangs or even wastelanders trying to survive. Many of them will come across V as friends or enemies depending on your dialogue and choices.

While interacting with a gang, you can try and attack them to steal from them or pay up to avoid trouble. Not every situation gives you enough response time to rethink your decisions and you have to rely on instinct for most part.

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Even when conflict becomes unavoidable, Cyberpunk 2077 gives you more than one way out based on your skill sets. V can eventually turn into a tank with enough reflexes or choose to wield firearms and melee weapons in a fight.

Those who prefer a stealthier approach can focus developing Cool skill tree and become master of hacking. V will be controlling cameras, distract enemies, turn their device on them, making a weapon malfunction or just explode a grenade.

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
CD Projekt Red has been working on a brand-new anime show based on Cyberpunk universe titled Cyberpunk: Edgerunners in association with Netflix and Studio Trigger, which they have revealed in a surprise announcement today.

Though no glimpse of upcoming Netflix series is shown yet, Edgerunners will focus on new characters within Cyberpunk world. Studio Trigger has previously worked on Darling and the Franxx, Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia.

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The Gig is just the tip of an iceberg that Cyberpunk 2077 is building within its in-game world and only teases its opening. More gameplay mechanics are expected to be discussed in future episodes of Night City Wire prior release of CP2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 will see release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. Following next-gen console launch, this holiday season, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will receive backward compatibility upgrade for free.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition Free Now

WB Games is offering DC superhero brawler Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition for free on PC, PS4 and Xbox until June 26.

Assembling a roster of finest heroes and villains from DC Comics, developer NetherRealm Studios created a parallel alternate universe for 2.5D fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us, which follows a narrative-driven campaign.

For a limited time, NetherRealm is giving away free copies of Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360 platforms, which you can add to your online collection anytime before June 26, 2020.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition Free Now

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After being tricked by The Joker in a twisted plot, Superman end up killing Lois Lane and it destroys Metropolis in a nuclear explosion. Driven mad from his loss, Big Blue kills off Clown Price of Crime and becomes a ruthless tyrant.

Some members of Justice League and villains joined his totalitarian side while others were killed for opposing his idea. Batman creates an Insurgency to fight against this "One Earth Regime" with heroes from a parallel universe for a war.

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Players on Xbox One can enjoy it through backward compatibility after claiming it from Xbox 360 store. Injustice follows a gameplay mechanic similar to 2011 rebooted Mortal Kombat from publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Although there has been no official announcement of Injustice Ultimate Edition free giveaway, WB is probably trying to promote upcoming "Fandome" event on August 22, where WB Games is likely to reveal Batman: Court of Owls game.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free on GOG for Previous Players

GOG is tossing a free copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PC to anyone who already owns a copy on any other platform.

It was only last month when 2015 critically-acclaimed action role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released by Polish developer/publisher CD Projekt for all major platforms, which has sold more than 50 million copies till date.

CDPR being always generous to customers is currently offering PC version of Witcher 3 for anyone to claim from GOG storefront who owns a copy of the game on GOG Galaxy 2.0 client software until June 23, 4:00 AM PT/7:00 AM EDT.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Free on GOG for Previous Players

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As long as you have a purchased copy of The Witcher 3 on known outlets like Epic Games Store, Origin or Steam, there will be no problem to claim it on GOG, which also includes digital comic-book, original soundtracks and much more.

You are still eligible for a giveaway copy even you have played it on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, except for Nintendo Switch console. Players on Switch unfortunately got the short end of this stick due to lack of integration of their platform.

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Those who bought The Witcher 3 base game or Game of the Year Edition will be receiving that same edition. If someone already owns a copy on GOG and another on a different platform, they can get a code to share with a friend.

CD Projekt Red always appreciates supporting fans and recent free giveaway of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a nice way to express that. So, add a copy to your online library anyway whether or not you intend to play it on PC anytime soon.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Persona 4: Golden Breaks Steam Player Count and Sales Record

PC version of Persona 4: Golden breaks record as most played JRPG of all-time and high sales on Steam.

Last week, PC version of acclaimed role-playing game Persona 4: Golden was announced and released during PC Gaming Show 2020 on June 13, 2020, a few days after developer Atlus created a brand-new creator page on Steam.

Even though P4: Golden came out nearly a decade ago, Persona fans were very excited to have a port for the JRPG classic on Windows PC, which broke record for number of player count and sales, according to reports from Steam Charts.

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Persona 4: Golden Breaks Steam Player Count and Sales Record

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Spotted by a Resetera user, P4G has amassed a total of 29,984 concurrent players only a day after its Steam debut on June 14, breaking record of Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition as most concurrently played non-MMO JRPG of all-time.

Persona 4: Golden is currently listed as a top-seller game on Steam, globally sitting at number 3 position. Almost 30% of its overall player base has already cleared up their first in-game dungeon, showing great interest at the game.

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Atlus communications manager, Ari Advincula has stated in an interview from earlier this year that a Nintendo Switch version of Persona 5 is possible only if players keep voicing their demands to Atlus and show full support.

Many fans then took Twitter to trend new hashtag #BreakFreePersona, pleading to Atlus for releasing ports of Persona games to Switch console and thus, breaking Sony's long-running authority over a widely beloved JRPG franchise.

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Majority of Persona series fans have always showed a positive response towards its old and new ports. Now that P4: Golden has arrived on Steam; its success can inspire Atlus to bring more ports other than Persona games to PC.

When a leaked listing on SteamDB has revealed news of Persona 4: Golden getting a PC release earlier, there was another rumor for Persona 3 Portable coming to Steam as well, which has yet to be officially confirmed by developer Atlus.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

The Outlast Trials Coming in 2021

Red Barrels reveals at PC Gaming Show that upcoming survival horror title The Outlast Trials will arrive on 2021.

Upon releasing 2013 first-person survival horror title Outlast, developer/publisher Red Barrels received critical-acclaim for their work and was able to repeat an even bigger success with launch of a follow-up sequel Outlast 2 in 2017.

After teasing a new project on Twitter in October 2019, Red Barrels officially revealed their upcoming co-operative survival horror game The Outlast Trials, which is currently announced at PC Gaming Show 2020 to arrive on 2021.

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The Outlast Trials Coming in 2021

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Red Barrels recently joined PC Gaming Show of this year with a teaser trailer for next Outlast adventure.




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Recent cinematic trailer sheds light on plot of The Outlast Trials, where a group of scientists are seen to be conducting experiments on a captive. They attach a set of night vision goggles by drilling it on the head of a fearful test subject.

Then these poor victims are sent on some sort of trail, where they work together to survive against deadly enemies. A fellow female prisoner tries to help out another detainee before they both met their terrible fate in a dark labyrinth.

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Instead of working on a mainline Outlast game, Red Barrels has apparently decided to work on a title up next that is presumably a spin-off prequel to better develop an expanded universe for a more narrative-driven experience in future.

The Outlast Trials will be set on Cold War era, centering on sadistic brainwashing experiments run by Murkoff Corporation. Their brutal tests will force survivors to work along or they may even be tricked to consider each other enemies.

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Outlast series has focused on horror with a "hide-and-seek" type gameplay mechanic where player character couldn't confront any enemies directly and were always forced to take a more stealthy approach to avoid any encounter.

The Outlast Trials is set to release for Windows PC via Epic Games Store and Steam on a yet to be revealed date in 2021. Though no gameplay were shown, you can either play solo or join up to four players for co-op to survive together.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Persona 4: Golden May Come to PC

Following tease of an upcoming announcement by Atlus, PS2-exclusive title Persona 4: Golden may be coming to PC via Steam.

Shortly after schedule for upcoming PC Gaming Show 2020 is revealed earlier, developer Atlus has taken official Twitter account of Atlus West to announce some exciting news and linked to their brand-new creator page on Steam.

Soon, people start finding evidence that lead to rumors for PC version of Persona 4: Golden arriving on Steam. Another source has cited that Persona 3 Portable may also be announced during PC Gaming Show on June 13, 2020.

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Persona 4: Golden May Come to PC

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Industry insider Daniel Ahmad and Nibellion starts posting more information on Twitter about an unconfirmed port of P4: Golden, where it is pointed out that Atlus will be revealing and releasing port of acclaimed JRPG on same day.

Following immense success of 2008 role-playing game Persona 4 on PlayStation 2, an enhanced version was developed for PlayStation Vita portable console much like Persona 3 Portable, with newly added features and story elements.

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When listing image for Persona 4: Golden was found within third-party website SteamDB, it only added more fuel to the fire. Validity of such claims for SteamDB listing was later confirmed by developer Pavel Djundik via a Tweet.

Moreover, players eventually found out a support page for anti-piracy software Denuvo that is associated with P4G. Many are wondering what Atlus is planning for a possible port of most popular game in Persona series, Persona 5?

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P4: Golden never debuted on any other platforms other than PS2 and PS Vita ever since its launch. If all of these reports and leaks came out to be true after all, P4: Golden is stepping into a new gaming system for first time after 2012.

Persona 4: Golden is allegedly coming to Steam this weekend and with Atlus creating a Steam creator page will only deliver more ports. So far, their only entry in Valve's gaming platform is Catherine: Full Body, re-release of Catherine.

Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 Free on Steam Now, New Game Announced

Tate Media is giving away PC version of action platformer game Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 on Steam for free.

After teasing players on social media channels for some time, developer Tate Interactive has officially revealed to be working on a new installment of action-adventure platformer Kao the Kangaroo series and announced a giveaway.

To celebrate bringing back a popular old IP once again, Tate Media is currently offering a free copy of Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 on PC via Steam, which becomes available to claim and own on June 5 for a limited time until June 14, 2020.

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Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 Free on Steam Now, New Game Announced

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An old enemy from first game, evil hunter Barnaba returns to capture Kao and his friends to get back at him. Kao manages to free himself and will have to explore multiple levels to rescue his buddies with some help from Firefly and Parrot.

Round 2 adapts a lot of gameplay mechanics from classic titles of its genre and mix them up into one package. As you play through, Kao must gather coins and collectibles to power-up his set of abilities and make progress in latter levels.

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Kao the Kangaroo came out in 2000 as 3D platformer for Sega Dreamcast and is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Over the years, Tate Media released a few more titles like Kao Challengers and Kao the Kangaroo: Mystery of the Volcano.

Last year, fans have started #BringBackKao movement demanding old classics on modern systems, resulting Kao the Kangaroo: Round 2 making its way to Steam and now hopefully a new game is in works for next-gen consoles.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Bloodborne Remastered May Come to PC

Sony is rumoredly working on a Bloodborne remaster for PC and PS5 to release soon, which runs at 4K/60 FPS.

Fans of "Soulsborne" genre undoubtedly has a special liking for 2015 action role-playing game Bloodborne by developed by From Software and publisher Sony Computer Entertainment as one of the best PlayStation 4-exclusives.

Though there have been some rumors earlier, a latest report hints at a remastered version of Bloodborne for PC platform with major improvements is currently in works that will also be arriving on PlayStation 5 in near future.

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Bloodborne Remastered May Come to PC

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According to YouTube channel PC Gaming Inquisition, Sony has assigned developer studio Bluepoint Games and QLOC to develop a remaster PC port of this acclaimed ARPG that would support 4K resolution running at 60 FPS.

Other than better textures, Bloodborne remaster to have faster loading time, improved model design and ultra-widescreen support. Reportedly planned to launch on PC via Steam, there will probably not be any additional new content.

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Aside from PC Gaming Inquisition, several other Twitter users jumped on board including Kinda Funny host Imran Khan. He stated that From Software fans have a lot to be happy for next two years, maybe hinting at a remaster and a sequel.

Sony may have planned a PC port release soon and an official follow-up sequel that will roll out by 2022. Their current plan is to release a catalog of their old first-party exclusives to PC to attract new customers for next-gen console.

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Bloodborne will be added in a list of their 4,000 backward compatible games for PS5 while more PC ports are being worked. Sony has plans to wrap up upcoming PlayStation 5 reveal event with Demon's Souls Remake, a PS5-exclusive.

Although Modder community has already made a PC version of the game that run on 60 FPS, an official version will provide a smoother experience and currently you can play it on PC through PlayStation Now game-streaming service.

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Bloodborne lets you assume role of a hunter who arrives on city of Yharnam to confront its residents that has transformed them into vicious group of monsters after being affected by a blood disease in a quest to discover its origin.

Fans have been asking for a sequel to Bloodborne for years and From Software is tied up right now with Elden Ring. Maybe players will be revisiting Yharnam very soon, whether through a PC remastered version or next mainline release.

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.