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Friday, February 14, 2020

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition Announced

Ahead of Steam release, developer Undead Labs announces major free update State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition.

Living up to its 2013 predecessor title State of Decay, open-world zombie survival game State of Decay 2 from developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios is currently heading towards some major gameplay changes.

Today, dev team has announced State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition, an upcoming major free content update that will expand upon existing version with new content and add improvements for all players on Windows PC and Xbox One.

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State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition Announced

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Coming to Steam

In a latest official trailer, some major visual and gameplay changes of Juggernaut Edition are briefly highlighted.




RELATED: State of Decay 2 May Come to Steam

State of Decay 2 campaign mode is much more than just fighting zombies and there is much more to do. Entirety of post-tutorial section has been rebuilt to coach survivors in many key-elements like base-building and such.

Players will be able to explore a newly added open-world map in logging town of Providence Ridge and set up camp there. Heavy melee weapons like axe and sledgehammer will offer advantage in combat against undead enemies.

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Providence Ridge Map

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Gameplay Launch Trailer

With enhanced lighting and optimization, remastered graphics aims to provide better visuals. Reflecting on feedback from community, slight changes in control scheme are introduced by separating commands for dodge and stealth.

Previously released add-on Independence Pack, Daybreak Pack and State of Decay 2: Heartland will all be part of Juggernaut Edition as well. Aside from gameplay bugs and fixes, audio experience is improved and more tracks are included.

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Heavy Melee Weapon

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Those who already purchased these DLC packs are eligible to receive exclusive in-game items on its launch day by simply logging in. You can place your pre-order now to join in a group of six million survivors for biggest SoD experience ever.

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition is scheduled to arrive for Microsoft Store, Steam and Xbox Game Pass on March 13, 2020. From day one, players will have cross-play support for co-op zombie-killing adventure over all platforms.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Half-Life: Alyx Release Date

Valve has announced official release date of Half-Life: Alyx, currently set to arrive on March 23, 2020.

In anticipation of release for their upcoming flagship VR game Half-Life: Alyx and to celebrate 21st anniversary of the franchise, developer/publisher Valve Corporation has made Half-Life series of games free-to-play on Steam.

During its official reveal back in November 2019, HL: A only had a set release window of March 2020. Last month, Valve has confirmed finishing development on Reddit and today, a launch date of March 23, 2020 is finally announced.

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Half-Life: Alyx Release Date

RELATED: Half-Life: Alyx Finished Development

Although HL: A will not have to compete with a lot of major AAA-titles that has now been delayed from March 2020 launch period to later dates, it will arrive shortly after Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Doom Eternal.

HL: Alyx is spared from struggling against games like Cyberpunk 2077Final Fantasy VII Remake and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. Instead it will go up against a simulation game for Nintendo Switch and a first-person shooter.

RELATED: Half-Life Games Will Be Free-to-Play Through March 2020

VR gaming is currently in dire need of a major success to get people interested and Valve is capable of doing that. Following return to game development after over a decade, Half-Life series creator is ready to reclaim their throne.

In past, industry experts have hyped that virtual reality will be future of gaming but it failed due to hardware cost and a slow start. Valve is promoting Half-Life: Alyx as a landmark VR experience, which is much needed for the platform.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Out Now

Expand rogue-like universe of Dead Cells with The Bad Seed DLC expansion, out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

As part of post-launch support, a new DLC expansion for 2018 roguelike metroidvania title Dead Cells was announced by indie studios Evil Empire and Motion Twin last year, which is out now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

All newcomer and veteran players can to try out this first-ever paid DLC titled Dead Cells: The Bad Seed in same difficulty level of original base game featuring two new early levels, a boss character, companion, new enemies and weapons.

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Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Out Now

RELATED: Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Expansion Announced

To celebrate launch of their latest content, Motion Twin has revealed a quirky new animated short today.




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The Bad Seed expansion introduces a two-handed weapon called Scythe to tear through anything on your way. New enemies include blowgunners, carnivorous plants, jerkshrooms, mushroom men, ticks and yeeters on new biomes.

You would start off from Arboretum, which is a greenhouse location full of mushrooms and other plants. Many of these vegetations would like to get a piece of The Prisoner but he can always use them for quick vertical movement.

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Ruins of Arboretum

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There is a little friend lurking around that would befriend you and then attack anyone who comes closer to you. Then head over to Morass of the Banished, which is a swamp area filled with danger and pointy things to hurt you badly.

Surviving its perilous surroundings and unsuspecting ambushes from group of hostile locals will take you to The Nest where you will finally have a major boss fight against Mama Tick, a massive mutant creature with many eyes and claws.

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Noxious Swamp Area

RELATED: Dead Cells: The Legacy Update Live Now

Bad Seed DLC is priced $4.99 only and is released in an attempt to support dev team's effort in continuous free updates. Evil Empire is already working hard on lining up more content and major gameplay overhauls for near future.

Dead Cells is currently available on sale for both Steam and Xbox One platform at 30% discount. A collection bundle of main game and recent DLC pack is also out offering 10% off on PC version and 20% for console players right now.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Metro Exodus Coming to Steam

Metro Exodus will be returning to Steam very soon after a year of timed exclusivity at Epic Games Store.

Shortly before its worldwide release, first-person shooter Metro Exodus was snagged by Epic Games Store for PC platform, leaving Steam. Though all pre-orders were fulfilled, Epic Games was heavily bashed by series fans for this shady move.

Even developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver faced heavy backlash from PC gaming community. A year later, that timed exclusivity period is finally coming to an end as the game will return to Steam on February 15, 2020.

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Metro Exodus Coming to Steam

RELATED: Metro Exodus Adds Game Plus Mode

In a divisive move of bait and switch, this title was one of the most-anticipated games that became exclusive to Epic Store. Those games are expected to show up in other storefronts over time once their signed deal expires eventually.

In a query of customers, official Twitter account for Metro Exodus has revealed that Windows PC version will not arrive on GOG anytime soon and many are speculating that it has something to do with their DRM-free policy.

RELATED: Metro Exodus DLC Expansion Pass Roadmap

Both Standard and Gold Edition of the game is currently available at 40% off on Epic Games Store until February 14, 2020. Also don't forget to pick up Expansion Pass or additional DLC pack "The Two Colonels" for 25% discount.

Metro Exodus is third installment of Metro series, continuing from story of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. Although Steam has not yet listed its retail price yet, its first DLC and Expansion Pass are available for purchase.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Daemon X Machina Coming to Steam

XSEED Games to bring PC version of Nintendo Switch-exclusive mech shooter title Daemon X Machina on Steam.

Originally released for Nintendo Switch back in September 2019, third-person shooter action game Daemon X Machina from developer/publisher Marvelous First Studio has been out for six months and is finally about to drop its platform exclusivity.

After having a decent run on Switch console, PC players can now get excited for some intense mech action. Today, XSEED Games have officially announced today that a Windows version of the game will launch via Steam on February 13, 2020.

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Daemon X Machina Coming to Steam

RELATED: Fallout 76 and Wastelanders Update Comes to Steam

A brand-new announcement trailer for Steam release has dropped, showcasing pure high-speed mech action.




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Daemon X Machina for PC is priced $59.99 only on Steam but you can get a 20% discount for pre-order and get it for $47.99. After making its debut on Valve distribution outlet, the game will observe a 10% launch week as well.

Those who will pre-purchase or buy a copy within first month of its PC release will receive Arsenal mech, Outer suits and weapon sets as bonuses. Aside from these exclusive items, Prototype Arsenal Set will become available at store later.

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Items offered as pre-purchase bonus like Metallic Equipment Set and Metallic Plugsuit outfit will be sold individually at no point. PC port is receiving customization options and visual upgrades with keyboard and mouse support.

Daemon X Machina comes from producer Kenichiro Tsukuda, a From Software veteran who has worked on Armored Core series. Players can get into competitive mech battles online in 1v1 and 2v2 verses modes or in four-player co-op.

Fallout 76 and Wastelanders Update Comes to Steam

Wastelanders free update for Fallout 76 is coming on April 7, making debut on Steam same day as well.

In an attempt to save their 2018 online action role-playing game Fallout 76 from heaps of controversy, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks is planning to introduce major changes in upcoming Wastelanders expansion update.

This latest free content patch will release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on April 7, 2020. On that same day, Bethesda is also launching Windows PC version of the game on Valve's popular digital distribution outlet Steam.

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Fallout 76 and Wastelanders Update Comes to Steam

RELATED: Fallout 76 Wastelanders Update to Bring Back Faction Reputations

Get ready to go back to West Virginia and watch a new trailer below to know more details on Wastelanders.




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Wastelanders update will include a bunch of new main story quest, revamped version of in-game quest and human NPCs. There are purchasable content bundles featuring cosmetic skins and C.A.M.P. items themed on two factions.

Raider content bundle comes with a faction flag, mine car planter, Raider C.A.M.P. and stash box for building and decorating your C.A.M.P. Conquest loot bag, marauder Power Armor skin, Pathfinder outfit and Pillager backpack are cosmetic only.

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Wastelanders Raider Content Bundle

RELATED: Fallout 76 Buyers in Australia to Get Refunds

Settler content bundle to have themed faction flag, garden truckbed trailer, Settler C.A.M.P. and stash box as tools to build. Mechanic outfit, relief backpack, traveler Loot Bag and vigilante Power Armor skin are added for allegiance swag.

Anyone with a Standard or Deluxe Edition copy of Fallout 76 can access Wastelanders update for free. Aside from individually purchasing these content bundles, players can also acquire them by owning Wastelanders Deluxe Edition.

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Wastelanders Settler Content Bundle

RELATED: The Elder Scrolls: Legends Halts Development

After trying to push their own official launcher for PC titles to players for years, Bethesda has finally decided to bring their titles to popular PC gaming platform Steam and Fallout 76 was originally scheduled to arrive within last year.

However, people who are willing to switch from Bethesda.net to Steam should know that Atoms and Fallout 1st membership balance will not be transferred between versions as they are specific to their platforms, except Atomic Shop items.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Release Date

Motion Twin to release first-ever paid DLC expansion for Dead Cells titled The Bad Seed on February 11.

In response to overwhelming positive reception and universal acclaim, developer/publisher Motion Twin has offered players of 2018 roguelike metroidvania game Dead Cells a number of free content updates since its release.

In December 2019, Motion Twin announced the game's first-ever paid DLC expansion The Bad Seed for Q1 2020, which is now scheduled to arrive for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 11, 2020.

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Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Release Date

RELATED: Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Expansion Announced

A brand-new gameplay trailer for Dead Cells: The Bad Seed is also released to offer a glimpse of what is coming.




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Priced for $4.99 only, upcoming DLC will introduce two new levels to play through; The Arboretum and The Swamp. You will be unlocking new abilities and a bunch of cool weapons while exploring these new territories.

Some newly added enemy type will be joining alongside older ones and there will be a creepy boss fight at the end. In terms of difficulty level, it will give you a tough time on par with The Concierge boss from original base game.

RELATED: Dead Cells: The Legacy Update Live Now

Also, players who would love to get nostalgic and enjoy early versions of the game can now do so following release of The Legacy Update. This patch will easily allow you go back from any recent phase to even Early Access build.

Evil Empire and Motion Twin looks forward to support continued development of Dead Cells with its first paid DLC pack. Instead of making change to ending, new biomes will be added to main game via The Bad Seed content expansion.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Dying Light: Bad Blood Free for Original Game Players

Techland offers free copy of Dying Light: Bad Blood on Steam for owners of Dying Light, to celebrate its fifth anniversary.

Much to dismay of many fans of open-world survival horror game franchise Dying Light; developer Techland has recently announced an unfortunate delay for an indefinite period of time to release upcoming Dying Light 2.

Today is marking fifth year anniversary of its series debut and therefore, Techland is celebrating this occasion by offering a free copy of Dying Light: Bad Blood on Steam to everyone who owns a copy of the original game on any version.

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Dying Light: Bad Blood Free for Original Game Players

RELATED: Dying Light 2 Delayed

With a purchased copy of Dying Light on PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One platforms, eligible players can go visit docket site of Techland to claim a limited time free Steam code for a copy on PC now and extend their experience.

Bad Blood is an Early Access game for PC, launched by same studio on September 2018 and is typically sold for $19.99 only. Its gameplay mechanics is a mix of PvP and PvE elements for Survivors to fight alone or make some friends.

RELATED: Dying Light 2 Extended Gameplay Demo

You will only require creating an account to register or just log into an existing one to link your Microsoft, PS4 or Steam account. Before you do, make sure that you have played the game for a while for a banner to show up with instructions.

Bad Blood features core mechanics of brutal melee combat and parkour movements in a competitive multiplayer. Other than engaging your rival in direct conflict, you can always try to avoid them by outrunning or outsmarting them.

RELATED: Dying Light 2 E3 2019 Trailer

Set within same dystopian universe of Dying Light, it adopts a very early concept of battle royale genre of games where you would compete for a last man standing competition between 12 players in a perilous zombie-infested area.

Moving away from Dead Island survival horror series, Techland saw an immense support from dedicated player community of Dying Light over years and they wanted to show their appreciation with giveaway of Dying Light: Bad Blood.