Showing posts with label TGA 2018. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TGA 2018. Show all posts

Friday, December 7, 2018

Xbox Game Pass Adds Mortal Kombat X and More

In the aftermath of The Game Awards 2018, games like Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and Mortal Kombat X is added to Xbox Game Pass.

During the X018 Event, we had an announcement of what great titles are heading to Xbox Game Pass in near future and we got some excellent lineup. Apparently, Microsoft is about to drop a few more games for December, 2018 to keep you hooked.

Even though there are already over 100 great games for the members of the service, you can never have enough and can't say no to some more. The grand stage of The Game Awards 2018 has recently ushered some really good titles, so you can get the most out of your membership.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Mortal Kombat X and More

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The array of new games coming to subscribers has genres like adventure, fantasy, first-person shooter, platform, role-playing, side-scrolling and sports simulation covered. This is an almost complete package to keep you at home this winter.

A surprise entry from the legendary Mortal Kombat fighting game series joins the fray to keep up with the announcement of upcoming Mortal Kombat 11. The entire line of nine games will start arriving from December 7 and will continue till 20.

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Ashen on Xbox Game Pass

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Ashen
One of the Xbox-exclusive that comes on Xbox Game Pass right on the day of its release date and you won't want to miss it. This one is a co-op action RPG set in an open world that you can play solo or in a passive co-operative multiplayer.

Although based on a Dark Souls type of gameplay mechanics, it doesn't get that brutal in every corner but sure to astound you anyway. Players enter in a world where there is no sun and fights all sorts of in-world monsters to get to home.

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Below on Xbox Game Pass

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Just like the namesake suggests, the game takes you to a journey into a series of subterranean mazes, where the player character encounters cunning enemies and death-traps while constantly on chase from an unknown shadowy entity.

Below is a perfect throwback to the playing from arcade days on a highly detailed retro-style background. Capybara Games did a fantastic job to cram down all of it into one and devised a mechanism that punishes you for foolishly reckless attitude and challenges you in almost every step as you progress.

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice on Xbox Game Pass

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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Playing as Senua in this psychological horror title, you will realize why developer Ninja Theory has described it as an independent AAA game. The creative prowess of the development team has led it to become both commercial and critical success.

Take on the brutal journey of a Celtic warrior in the Viking age, looking for the soul of her dead lover and fight her way into the Viking Hell to get what she wants. While fighting all the otherworldly entities to get to Hela, she also deals with her own psychosis.

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Kingdom: Two Crowns on Xbox Game Pass

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Kingdom: Two Crowns
This indie title from Raw Fury is coming over to the service on December 11, with choices for players to go on solo or co-op campaign mode to build a kingdom and then defend it from all outside threats through a new gameplay system.

This return to the award-winning Kingdom series lets people to explore new technology, fight new enemies and discover secrets as they assume the role of a monarch. For a true ruler to inherit the kingdom, one must learn to overcome Greed at all cost.

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Mortal Kombat X on Xbox Game Pass

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Mortal Kombat X
Just like catching lightning in a bottle, NetherRealm Studios has packed 25 years worth of epikness from Mortal Kombat saga into one and came up with Mortal Kombat X for a new generation of fighting game fans and many newcomers.

Witness the brilliance of the game firsthand if you haven't before and learn the special attacks and finishing moves to achieve a flawless victory against your opponents! This one is best enjoyed with a bunch of friends who loves the franchise as much as you do.

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Ori and the Blind Forest on Xbox Game Pass

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Ori and the Blind Forest
If you ever wondered how a platform-adventure Metroidvania game developed by Moon Studios was picked up by Microsoft Studios and won more than 30 industry awards, you have the chance to find out the answer on December 20, on Xbox Game Pass.

Those who care for a great gameplay value with strong storytelling and surprising plot twists will find the game very appealing. The same had happened when it came out back in 2015 and critics couldn't shower it enough with praise for that.

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 on Xbox Game Pass

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
Have you ever wondered anyone other than Electronic Arts making sports game and doing a good job at the same time? Well, Konami has been doing that for nearly two decades with PES series and returns in 2018 with football simulation game Pro Evolution Soccer 2019.

If the game wasn't already good, a recent update made it even better with the inclusion of stadiums, team kits and a wide range of football boots and balls. Just about everything you will need to get the best player of PES 2019 award.

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Shadow Warrior 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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Shadow Warrior 2
Another not-so-recent game joining the lineup, which is a first-person shooter title or to be more specific, an FPS melee combat experience that lets you wield guns and blades to go up against hordes of evil as Lo Wang, a ninja assassin protagonist.

You can either play it in a single-player mode if you are feeling lucky or badass and there is a 4 player co-op mode, allowing more people to join as other ninjas. When you take a task from Yakuza, you think you will be fighting mobs but in SW2, you end up with demonic enemies instead.

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Spintires: MudRunner on Xbox Game Pass

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Spintires: MudRunner
Even in the category of simulation games, off-roading is a less ventured section but this one is worth your time as it sends you to various extreme landscapes with 19 different sorts of formidable, all-terrain vehicles that actually don't defy physics like other games do in general.

Though sim games don't always excite a large number of audiences except for the fan-base of the genre, developer Saber Interactive actually made sure that you at least give the title a shot for what it is, or that is what we are led to believe.

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You can get your hands on a great deal of video games that you love on Xbox Game Pass library and even some of the highest-rated Xbox exclusive on release date for a reasonable monthly subscription, which now starts with $1 only for your first month.

Clearly, if you are new at this and never tried the service before, this is the right time to pick up your controller and join the wave, because looks like the month of December is going to be a long one in your couch with all these new drops.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Epic Games Store Launch Lineup Revealed

A brand-new trailer featuring all the titles featured on Epic Games Store on launch is revealed at The Game Awards 2018.

For the majority of the year 2018, video game developer company Epic Games was in all sorts of news media for the immense success of their free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite Battle Royale that has become a major phenomenon.

It was only two days ago when they announced to start a digital distribution service, which seemingly will rival Valve Corporation's digital storefront Steam and now they have released a brand-new trailer to showcase their launch lineup.

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Epic Games Store Launch Lineup Revealed

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Let's take a look at the initial lineup of games featured at Epic Games Store during their launch in the following trailer.




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Aside from Fortnite wining over Best Ongoing Game and Best Multiplayer Game category, Epic Games took The Game Awards 2018 show to reveal upcoming titles they are bringing to their store from a renowned bunch of video game companies.

The store rolls in with jam-packed titles like Ashen, Darksiders III, Genesis Alpha One, Hades, Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek, Journey, Maneater, Outer Wilds, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, Satisfactory, Subnautica, Super Meat Boy and World War Z.

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Epic Games Store Launch Lineup

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Renowned studios like Annapurna Interactive, Supergiant Games, Team17, THQ Nordic and Tripwire Interactive are joining up the march to give tough competition to other platforms in the market and to make a long-lasting impact at the same time.

To get into the already dense competition, they already announced staggering 88% sales revenue for publishers who want to launch their tiles with Epic Games Store and even promised to cover the royalty sales percentage for using Unreal Engine in game developing.

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To make the new marketplace more developer-friendly, Epic is introducing a revenue-sharing system Support-A-Creator, building a bridge between developers and content creators to allow them great access over how to market their product and present to audience.

As they already have a history of working on titles like Gears of War trilogy, Unreal Tournament and the over the top success of Fortnite, Epic has re-branded them in the industry with a strong backbone to enter the world of digital distribution business.

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Epic Games Store Upcoming Lineup

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In recent years, Valve has come under fire for their actions on lack of curation on the platform and Steam Direct program but still considered as a tycoon in the market. CD Projekt tried to venture the industry with their GOG distribution service but couldn't become a worthy rival in a decade.

Epic Games has their independent launcher like Activision and Bethesda, which acts as an extension for the store. The upcoming contest over the control of market share in 2019 will be fun to watch as we may witness a shift in power after all these years.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Add Joker from Persona 5

Nintendo took the grand stage of The Game Awards 2018 to showcase a brand-new fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

You might think that by now, you know everything there is to know about the full roster of soon-to-be released crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate because game director Masahiro Sakurai has spilled almost every bean there is know about the title in the last Nintendo Direct.

However, there are more characters coming in post-launch period and a day before release, Nintendo revealed the game's 76th fighter at The Game Awards 2018. Joker from one of last year's best JRPG, Persona 5 will be the first DLC fighter for the game.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to Add Joker from Persona 5

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A brand-new trailer was dropped to herald the announcement of the new DLC character during The Game Awards 2018.




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The Phantom Thief lead character from role-playing Persona 5, developed by Atlus, who usually switch to different codenames and costumes when he and his group members explores various realms of Metaverse to solve crimes, will join the roster of SSBU.

If things woks out well, the rest of his crews from Phantom Thieves of Hearts can also end up joining the brawl, because no one can possibly tell what Sakurai is cooking in his head and when will he unveil those! He might even end up announcing Waluigi to surprise the fans.

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Even though players can purchase Joker separately, he also comes as a part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass costing $24.99 only. The bundle contains five distinct package comprised of a fighter, a themed-stage and soundtrack.

In the early next year, the first DLC pack will come out for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate following the release of Piranha Plant, a pre-order bonus. Also, SSBU is releasing tomorrow, December 7, for Nintendo Switch. So, happy smashing everyone!

RAGE 2 Release Date

New trailer of RAGE 2 revealed at Game Awards 2018 showcases the open-world wasteland that players will enter on May, 2019.

Initially the reveal of upcoming first-person shooter title RAGE 2 was sort of fun filled with the leak from Walmart listing and then the reveal video getting leaked out but the kind of hype came with it kind of died down after the showcase at E3 2018.

Now that they are wrapped up launch of Just Cause 4 for Square Enix, developer Avalanche Studios and publisher Bethesda Softworks has released a new gameplay trailer for a game that was long abandoned for years, at The Game Awards 2018.

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RAGE 2 Release Date

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Witness the high-octane, fast paced gameplay trailer of the game that is full of quick time events taking place from in-game world.




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The protagonist Ranger will go to raid bandit outposts, run races or may destroy a convoy and each time, some new mayhem will present itself for him to take care of and improve his bond with some of the key characters throughout the story.

You'd thing that a post-asteroid world would be less crowded but gangs of adrenaline junkies and mutants will prove you wrong. Although a sequel to 2010 release Rage, you will have hard time comparing the tones even though the time has shifted a lot within the game.

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Crazy World of RAGE 2

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Another thing that can have you baffled is that where on Earth did these scumbags found all those fancy convoys and guns? Have you seen them in action already? The middle-sized cars that you see around can tear through decent barricades.

Factions like Immortal Shrouded and the Goon Squad patrolling the areas will open up opportunities for you to engage in some spectacular vehicular combat. Have we also mentioned about the boomerang weapon called the Wingstick? It is super-awesome!

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Enjoy The Mini-Copter

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Events will come, enemies will cross path to get into a shootout and you will turn the wasteland into a bloody playground. Even with all that guns blazing and limbs of the enemies getting splattered on everywhere, you can realize at one point that a colorful post-apocalypse doesn't look that scary at all.

With a massive open-world map that allows you to go anywhere and blow stuff up, all the game lacks at this point is probably a co-op play. And you know what the best part is? There are no load times now! So, go crazy and blow something up!

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Upgrade With New Gear

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RAGE 2 now has an official launch date of May 14, 2019, when it will be released worldwide on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Surprisingly, that is actually pretty sooner that what fans expected and haven't actually hoped anything like it. However, this one is definitely a welcomed one.

Bethesda is having a pretty hard time these days following the unsuccessful release of their online action role-playing game Fallout 76 and the PR disasters they are facing for the title on a daily basis. Hopefully, Avalanche Studios can help them redeem themselves from this shipwreck.

Anthem Game Awards 2018 Trailer

Brand-new footage from BioWare's online multiplayer game Anthem is released at Game Awards 2018.

At The Game Awards 2018 stage, BioWare has released a new trailer their upcoming third-person shooter Anthem and it offers an extended look into the futuristic world.

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Anthem Game Awards 2018 Trailer

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On February 22, 2019, Anthem will be released worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The closed alpha will be available later this weekend for select players.

Mortal Kombat 11 Announced

Mortal Kombat 11 is revealed at The Game Awards 2018 and it turns out to be an absolute gore fest between Dark Raiden and Scorpion!

Earlier this year, a Tweet from game director Ed Boon of NetherRealm Studios started speculation that he may have teased upcoming release of Mortal Kombat fighting game series, Mortal Kombat XI and it will be revealed on E3 2018 but never happened anyway.

A few weeks ago from today, voice actor Eduardo Garza blasts his frustration on Twitter for being removed from the project, which may or may not be MKXI but surely is the next installment and everyone believed the title will be announced at The Game Awards 2018.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Announced

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So, here we are now to witness the world premiere trailer of Mortal Kombat 11 in its gory glory and intensity of the iconic franchise.




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The trailer opens up on a destroyed Courtyard full of charred corpse of monks at night and then two fighters collide in air from both sides out of nowhere. We see Scorpion grabbing Raiden in mid-air and pinning down to the ground before stabbing him with a katana blade.

The God of Thunder stands up to return the favor and impales his opponent with a lightning spear after landing some serious blow of combos. On the background of this extreme beat down, a hip-hop track titled "Immortal" by 21 Savage is playing.

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The resurrected ninja then gets up to his feet to apparently stab the Elder God on his face and then delivering his famous spear attack. Raiden fights back by crushing the hard-shell face of his enemy and then blasted his head with a concentrated electric charge.

He turns around to see another version of the undead assassin entering the arena and goes up in flame to fly straight through the protector of Earthrealm. Scorpion then beheaded Dark Raiden and throws his spear into the head, thus finishing him off for a flawless victory.

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Elder God, Dark Raiden

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For curious minds, Raiden going to the dark side is a clear sign that the game picks up from the cliffhanger ending of Mortal Kombat X, where he warned to the new rulers of Netherrealm or to any invaders that he won't be as merciful as everyone knows him to be.

As for the two different iteration of Scorpion appearing, we believe the plot of MK11 either has some twist regarding Multiverse colliding or maybe the characters are going back and forth in time for some still undisclosed reason.

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Also, the ending of the trailer shows a glimpse of another female character, whose role in the story is yet to be revealed. Recurring antagonist Shao Kahn is returning to the game as a pre-order bonus character and will join the beta testing phase.

Developers have introduced a Custom Character Variation System that will grant players control to customize the fighters and some familiar face will come back too. A community event will take place on January 17 at 11 AM PST and more details on the title will come out eventually.

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Flame Spear of Scorpion

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Mortal Kombat 11 will be released on April 23, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Previously characters from the game have appeared on Injustice: Gods Among Us and we believe somewhere along the line they may introduce some Injustice 2 characters in a future DLC as well.

For more than decades, the series has been one of the most popular among fighting game genre and features some of the most iconic warriors that ever stepped into an arena. Seeing it all return with a strong follow-up definitely gives us the chills down the spine.

Far Cry: New Dawn Announced

Ubisoft takes the stage of The Game Awards 2018 to announce Far Cry: New Dawn in a post-nuclear playground.

Just a day before the event of The Game Awards 2018, developer/publisher Ubisoft decided to drop a teaser for their next ambitions chapter of Far Cry series, which is one of their most critically-lauded franchises of first-person shooter titles.

The internet was quick to point out the teaser trailer probably is hinting at the endings of Far Cry 5, the latest standalone title in the series and guess what? They were actually right. The newest standalone sequel to FC5 is announced, titled Far Cry: New Dawn.

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Far Cry: New Dawn Announced

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Now watch out for the world premiere of upcoming Far Cry: New Dawn and take a look at the gameplay as well.




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Hope County is not anything like you used to know before and turned into something entirely different. Seventeen years after a nuclear meltdown, the world has changed and this direct sequel to previous installment actually comes back in a vibrant new world.

You'd think that a world-ending level of catastrophe will leave the place in dust but nature worked its magic and bounced back a colorful superbloom to the place. A new community is build but it is threatened by a scavenger's gang called Highwaymen led by twin sisters, Mickey and Lou.

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Colorful Superbloom Phenomenon

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When the unforeseen event took place, the twins were just kids and they learned about the harsh reality of growing up in a wasteland frontier. They formed this vicious gang of like-minded looters who lives life like there is no tomorrow.

These nomadic savages move from one place to another within the countryside, take resources for themselves from anywhere they can find and kills or take people into the group when they came across in way of their journey.

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The Marauding Highwaymen

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Doing what they do in general, they finally arrived back in Hope County and the survivors of the ruined town would need help from players to withstand the tyrannical oppression the Highwaymen are about to inflict on them.

Aside from shooting guns, you will need to work with the survivors to make a Homebase, where you craft makeshift weapons and train hired guns and fangs like Timber as you have before as Boomer. You are back into the Mad Max-esque world if you are wondering.

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Far Cry: New Dawn Key Cover Art

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Currently scheduled to release on February 15, 2019, Far Cry: New Dawn will see launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the price of $39.99 only. Explore and survive in a post-apocalyptic world to re-purpose resources for leading a fight against the marauders.

On surface, the game seems to have a smaller-scale premise even for a sequel, something similar to the spin-off release Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. What we can see so far is that it looks like a newly designed Fallout game foundation with revamped elements of RAGE 2.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Far Cry 5 Game Awards 2018 Teaser

Ubisoft goes full post-apocalyptic with Far Cry series in a new teaser trailer for The Game Awards 2018.

The latest installment of action-adventure first-person shooter game series Far Cry from developer/publisher Ubisoft was Far Cry 5 that came out earlier this year and became one of the fastest-selling games of the franchise despite controversy.

Now, ahead of The Game Awards 2018, Ubisoft has unveiled a brand-new cinematic trailer for their upcoming project as a follow-up to the series that has a post-apocalyptic vibe. Though the video doesn't give away much, we can still sum up a few part on our own.

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Far Cry 5 Game Awards 2018 Teaser

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Take a look at this video of upcoming Far Cry project/sequel with a short narrative below released this afternoon.




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Though, we don't have much details on our hand to work with, the teaser surely looks like it is connected to FC5 and may even serve up a follow-up sequel, whereas all of the previous games from the series came out as standalone releases.

The opening shot of the teaser shows us a farmhouse across wheat fields and mountains in the distance, which has a striking resemblance to Hope County, Montana. Then a sudden nuclear explosion goes off on the horizon with a blinding light and a mushroom cloud blooming.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR FAR CRY 5.

Everything goes up in flame and the wheat fields get destroyed as we see it happen in slow motion. Then years after, that place saw blue sky but the world that emerged from the husk of the old one is not the one that had any hope in it.

You cannot make something concrete out of these vague images for sure but the nuclear meltdown event most probably is the one we saw from the ending of Far Cry 5. It seems that a mixture of Fallout and RAGE 2 is coming this way by the looks of it.

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Now, we will have to wait some more to get a full reveal of the new game at The Game Awards event to know whether Ubisoft is sending players on post-apocalyptic journey into post-nuclear Montana by moving far from the rest of the series or go to another direction.

Taking in account that it hasn't been a full year since Far Cry 5 was released and launching multiple DLC packs already, the company is ready to work with the same IP is quite interesting. We just hope the reveal excites us and everyone in the end by offering fans another spectacular open-world sandbox.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

BioWare Teased Dragon Age Announcement

Developer BioWare hinted at possible announcement of an upcoming sequel of their fantasy RPG franchise Dragon Age.

While talking about their upcoming project Anthem, developers BioWare has revealed that they are also working on some secret Dragon Age stuff and thus, straight out hinted at an upcoming announcement of something big at The Game Awards 2018.

General Manager Casey Hudson of the studio mentioned their work as "secret" in a Blog Post and given the upcoming event is a place for many companies to reveal their upcoming release, a new installment from the popular fantasy RPG franchise would not be a shocker.

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BioWare Teased Dragon Age Announcement

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We thought we would straight up quote Casey Hudson on what he just wrote in his Blog for your own convenience.

If you’ve been following these blogs, or myself and Mark Darrah on Twitter, you know we’re also working on some secret Dragon Age stuff.  Dragon Age is an incredibly important franchise in our studio, and we’re excited to continue its legacy.  Look for more on this in the coming month (though I won’t tell you where to look…)

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Players clearly have their fond memories with the first game, Dragon Age: Origins for countless hours and now that executive producer of Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mark Darrah is involved, we can hope for a fourth installment currently in development.

Inquisition was also the last game that came out in 2014 and followed up by downloadable contents till 2015. The studio also disclosed adding Alexis Kennedy of Failbetter Games as a guest writer for the next project of the series to expand a bit of lore.

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We just hope and pray that this announcement doesn't end up being some major disaster like the reveal event of Diablo Immortal, because people didn't expect a mobile-only new game that was so hyped up from the past few months of the big reveal.

Hopefully, BioWare won't make a stupid move like that and whatever they are cooking up and ready to announce soon will be a new release for PC and other major consoles, so that the franchise can return to its glory days once again.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Alien: Blackout May be Next Alien Game

20th Century Fox trademarks the name "Alien: Blackout" for a possible upcoming video game title in the making.

After the science fiction horror franchise of Aliens began its journey back in 1979, it saw many sequel movies, crossovers with Predator film series, and most frequently adapted into comic-books by Dark Horse Comics publications and video game media for a several decades now.

It stepped into the world of video games in 1982 as maze game based on the original movie and got a dozen of releases on different platforms. Some recent developments from 20th Century Fox studio suggest that we are in for a new Alien game soon.

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Alien: Blackout May be Next Alien Game

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The title Alien: Blackout as recently been trademarked by Fox on the World Intellectual Property Organization website, where it clearly states to be a video game property and definitely not an upcoming movie or TV show.

Back in January, it was revealed that FoxNext Games is about to work on a new AAA-Alien shooter title for PC and consoles in association with Cold Iron Studios, which will deliver a total action-packed experience full of Xenomorphs to all of the fans.

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Also, there are speculations that very soon the game could even be announced at The Game Awards 2018. This rumor is powered by a recent photo posted by video game legend Hideo Kojima on Twitter during his tour at the 20th Century Fox office and the official Twitter account for TGA responds to it as well.



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Another interesting part is that The Game Awards has been marketing this year's event with a tagline "Worlds Will Change" right next to a "W" logo. Some enthusiastic fans over the internet suggest this to be the Weyland-Yutani Corporation logo from Alien universe.

The similarities between the logo could be purely coincidental but it seems highly suspicious when the Twitter handle for The Game Awards responds to Kojima with their "Worlds Will Change" slogan in a cryptic manner of reply.



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The closest and the most recent release from the series are Aliens: Colonial Marines and Alien: Isolation. The former took place right after the events of James Cameron's Aliens movie from 1986, which was gravely bashed by fans for a very poor AI as a result of a typo in code.

The latter came out after a year later as a first-person-shooter survival horror game from developer Creative Assembly and publisher Sega, which somehow managed to encapsulate the suspense and claustrophobic settings of the franchise right.

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Aside from the recently title, we do not know any other news or information about the story of the game or whatsoever. However, now that 20th Century Fox has secured the trademark for them, we hope to hear more about the game soon and probably on December 6, at The Game Awards 2018.

If Hideo Kojima is really involved in the Alien: Blackout project, then there is a chance that the series may find redemption into the video game media after so many botched attempt to bring the Alien horde from the furthest corner of the galaxy to your preferred gaming platform.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Mortal Kombat XI Revealed by Voice Actor

Anticipating NetherRealm Studios' title Mortal Kombat XI has been revealed ahead of time by former voice actor.

It has been three years since the last installment of legendary fighting game series Mortal Kombat was released back in 2015 as Mortal Kombat X from developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. but we got no news of a sequel yet.

Neither the studio nor series co-creator Ed Boon has said anything about it but yet the cat might get out of the bag finally as a former voice actor of the project may have revealed Mortal Kombat XI on Twitter recently.

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Mortal Kombat XI Revealed by Voice Actor

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Though there is no official confirmation against or on behalf of this claim, fans of the franchise knows how tight lipped the developers are about their projects. Besides, NetherRealm actually confirmed working on a new game indeed but the title was never disclosed.

Some even rumored for a sequel of the crossover fighting game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe but Ed Boon himself has shot that claim down. Then it the remaining hints points only toward the development of MKXI.

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However, a clearly unhappy voice actor Eduardo Garza blasts off all rumors on Mortal Kombat XI over Twitter regarding an issue and revealed that the game is indeed in the making.



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Turns out, MKXI very much exists and is in development Garza who was doing voice-over for Kung Lao and Reptile. He quickly took the social media to express his frustration, when he was removed from the project by Pink Noise and not directly by NetherRealm though.

Garza also worked on Krillin in Dragon Ball and Lucio in Overwatch in the past as dubbing actor. He also clarified later that he didn't know for sure whether it was MKXI, MK10.5 or MKXYZ, because they released Mortal Kombat XL as an extended version of MKX.

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Back in May 2018, Ed Boon actually dropped a potential tease replying a random Twitter user in response to a query regarding the newest DLC of Injustice 2, which made everyone believe that MKXI most probably be revealed at E3 2018.



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Boon using the letter "K" instead of "C" had us believe that there was going to be a big reveal at E3 but nothing happened so far! Right now, we are very close to The Game Awards '18, which will kick start on December 7 and would be a perfect stage to announce the game then.

Whenever NetherRealm and Warner Bros. decide to bring back the franchise with Mortal Kombat XI, we expect to see some major gameplay renovation and their micro-transaction mechanics to be fixed. Hopefully they have learned a lot from making Injustice: Gods Among Us and WWE Immortals.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Game Awards 2018 Nominees

Nominations for The Game Awards 2018 are revealed and some of the most beloved titles of 2018 are fighting for GOTY.

Like each year, 2018 has blessed us with some of the best games that we are really thankful for and then there were some disappointments as well. The nominees for The Game Awards 2018 are already revealed and we can see some of the hottest game of 2018 among them.

In the 30 announced categories, the intensity of competition is high between God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man and Red Dead Redemption 2. The first two of these titles are PlayStation 4-exclusive titles of 2018 by the way.

the game awards 2018 nominees revealed
The Game Awards 2018 Nominees

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Although God of War and RDR2 are on a major tug of war regarding most of the nominations of this year, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, indie title Celeste and Monster Hunter: World are giving a tough run to become Game of the Year.



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To celebrate achievements of these titles, the full list of nominations from all categories are given below for you to take a quick look at. You're welcome.

Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Action Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Dead Cells
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Far Cry 5
  • Mega Man 11

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Best Role Playing Game

  • Dragon Quest XI
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Ni no Kuni II
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Best Game Direction

  • A Way Out
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Narrative

  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Ongoing Game

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Best Art Direction

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Best Score/Music

  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Independent Game

  • Celeste
  • Dead Cells
  • Intro the Breach
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • The Messenger

Best Performance

  • Bryan Dechart as Connor (Detroit: Become Human)
  • Christopher Judge as Kratos (God of War)
  • Melissanthi Mahut as Kassandra (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey)
  • Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan (Red Dead Redemption 2)
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker (Marvel’s Spider-Man)

Games for Impact

  • 11-11 Memories Retold
  • Celeste
  • Florence
  • Life is Strange 2
  • The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories

Best Mobile Game

  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Fortnite
  • PUBG MOBILE
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones

Best VR/AR Game

  • ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
  • Beat Saber
  • Firewall Zero Hour
  • Moss
  • Tetris Effect

Best Fighting Game

  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Soul Caliber VI
  • Street Fighter V Arcade

Best Family Game

  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Nintendo Labo
  • Overcooked 2
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Super Mario Party

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 19
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • NBA 2K19
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Sea of Thieves

Best Student Game

  • Combat 2018
  • Dash Quasar
  • JERA
  • LIFF
  • RE: Charge

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Moss
  • The Messenger
  • Yoku’s Island Express

Best eSports Game

  • CSGO
  • DOTA2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch

Best eSports Player

  • Dominique "SonicFox" McLean
  • Hajime "Tokido" Taniguchi
  • Jian "Uzi" Zi-Hao
  • Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev
  • Sung-hygeon "JJoNak" Bang

Best eSports Team

  • Astralis
  • Cloud9
  • Fnatic
  • London Spitfire
  • OG

Best eSports Coach

  • Bok "Reapered" Han-gyu
  • Christian "ppasarel" Banaseanu
  • Danny "zonic" Sorensen
  • Dylan Falco
  • Jakob "YamatoCannon" Mebdi
  • Janko "YNk" Paunovic

Best eSports Event

  • ELAGUE Major: Boston 2018
  • EVO 2018
  • League of Legends World Championship
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • The International 2018

Best eSports Host

  • Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez
  • Alex "Machine" Richardson
  • Anders Blume
  • Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere
  • Paul "RedEye" Chaloner

Best eSports Moment

  • C9 comeback win in triple OT vs FAZE
  • G2 beating RNG
  • KT vs IG Base Race
  • OG’s massive upset of LGD
  • SonicFox side switch against Go1 in DBZ

Content Creator of the Year

  • Dr. Lupo
  • Myth
  • Ninja
  • Pokimane
  • Willyrex

Favorite Moment of 2017

  • Carol Shaw (Industry Icon)
  • The Game Awards Orchestra (Performance)
  • Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro (Moment)
  • Josef Fares (A Way Out)
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Game of the Year)

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Public voting for The Game Awards 2018 is currently open for everyone on their official site and participants can vote once every 24 hours until the results come in live on December 6. Vote for your favorite games, developer studio and even eSports champions to see them win on the grand platform.

Presented in stunning 4K UHD resolution, you can watch the program for free from anywhere on any of the popular digital media platforms like Facebook Live, Mixer, PlayStation Network, Steam TV, Twitch, Twitter, Xbox Live and YouTube at 5:30 PM PT.