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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Red Dead Online: Frontier Pursuits Out Now

Frontier Pursuits goes live adding new adjustments, specialist roles, Outlaw Pass and more to Red Dead Online.

Though Western-themed action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 was able to see some crazy success on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, its multiplayer component Red Dead Online has been struggling to meet that same height.

Earlier this month, developer/publisher Rockstar Games announced to release a brand-new update on September 10. Today, Frontier Pursuits goes live to introduce a number of new activities, contents and features in RDO.

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Red Dead Online: Frontier Pursuits Out Now

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Players can took on a role of a Bounty Hunter by picking up a license from Rhodes and then start taking down dangerous outlaws. There are plenty of works you can get from law offices, post offices and train stations for rewards.

To become a Trader, team up with your camp buddy Cripps and turn your place into a business hub for sellable goods using his experience. You just buy a butcher table to get your venture running and start working with animal materials.

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Pick Up Bounties

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Or you can just obtain a special bag from mysterious saleswoman Madam Nazar and look for valuable treasures and fortune. She can help you find many of them hidden in your surroundings for you to become a seasoned Collector.

Each of these roles has their unique character progression system and costs 15 Gold Bars to start up as either one of them. There are unique items like clothing, horse equipment and weapon skins to unlock for skill upgrades.

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Become a Trader

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Aside from specialist roles, latest update also adds some gameplay changes to better your overall experience in Red Dead Online. Whenever a player will take damage, indicators will show where that character was hit from.

Character appearance can now be changed without having to resetting progress and custom outfit slots have been expanded. Receive a higher selling price for looted jewelry and take on your role-specific Free Roam Events.

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Explore for Treasures

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Twitch Prime members can get Bounty Hunter license for free by linking their account to Rockstar social club before September 8. Anyone missing that window can still receive it within 72 hours after linking your accounts.

Hunting down all of 54 of hidden playing cards in GTA Online will grant you a free Collector's Bag and every active PlayStation Plus subscribers can get their hands on butcher table to prosper as a Trader before October 14, 2019.

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Red Roan Breton

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Everyone owning Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition on any consoles will get two newly added steeds Red Roan Breton and Sorrel Breton in Bounty Hunter's progression at a discounted price as bonus, which is a great offer.

PS Plus members are also getting an extra RDO $250 for joining anytime from now and October 7, 2019. For those PS4 players who do not own a PS Plus subscription can still play Red Dead Online until September 16, so don't miss it.

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The Outlaw Pass

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Getting into RDO anytime from September 10 through November 18 gets you membership of Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Club automatically, which provides you with accessories, care packages, clothing items, emote, graphic camp flag and more.

For extra gears, exclusive items, perks and increased rewards, get an Outlaw Pass by spending 35 Gold Bars. More activities like Legendary Bounties to keep you busy and weekly maps are heading to Red Dead Online each week.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Borderlands 3 Fans Boycott Game Over Controversy

2K Games has enraged fans boycotting their game for intimidating YouTuber SupMatto over alleged Borderlands 3 leaks.

Ever since developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games announced return of popular looter shooter franchise Borderlands for this year, Borderlands 3 is already being anticipated as "Game of the Year" by critics and fans alike.

So far, the title has managed to stay in headlines for nothing but wrong reasons and lately, a drastic action from 2K Games have sparked controversy that has angry fans rallying over on social media to boycott the game on release.

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Borderlands 3 Fans Boycott Game Over Controversy

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Up until now, most of negative press surrounding Borderlands 3 had Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford on their headlines but that just changed when publisher decides to go after a YouTuber known as SupMatto over alleged leaks.

Whenever a new game is announced, everyone from game journalist to greater part of interested players wants to know more about it until it is finally released and they heavily craves for juicy information leaks at all times.

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SupMatto has been a very reliable source of such leaked information on YouTube for some time to his followers, where he discusses Easter Eggs from past games and reveals brand-new leaks that have ties to Borderlands 3.

In one particular stance, Take-Two Interactive, parent company of publisher 2K Games took issue with how he was providing these information and selling them over to his private Discord server for $5 monthly membership in exchange.

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Aside from selling leaked information, Take-Two accuse him of using some thumbnails on his account that are taken from various developer streams on Twitch that Gearbox has been using time to time to test out their latest features.

So, they hired two private eyes to investigate his sources and they showed up to his doorsteps on July 25 to question him about leaks and other related details regarding gameplay, which obviously goes too far out of the line.

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Just as they leave, his Discord channel was removed all of a sudden and he received bunch of copyright strikes on his YouTube videos, effectively taken down many of his Borderlands 3 content and almost had his channel terminated.

Take-Two was very keen to know about how he acquired those development stream codes in first place that were actually out in public for months by then and most probably have been worried sick thinking SupMatto was some skilled hacker.

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It was no crafty work on his part and all he did was watching over an anticipated "Gameplay Reveal" video that was released on April 29. There, name of their testing Twitch account showed up and it was picked by curious fans.

He himself didn't even notice those codes at first and only got to them when many have shared this news over to Reddit and Twitter. So, basically thumbnails that he used were already made public for long before he saw and talked about it.

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SupMatto made a response video on allegations made by 2K Games, detailing the whole event that happened.




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Take-Two released a statement saying, they were actually running an investigation on him for past 10 months before making claims and accused him of making profits by breaking their confidential information leak policies.

Not only his actions have broken rules but also infringed their copyright but one can only wonder whether or not they have taken things too far by sending goons over to his house rather than simply contacting him over an issue.

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This has majority of fans from Borderlands community voice their utter displeasure against behavior displayed by 2K Games and have kick-started a movement over Twitter that got #BoycottBorderlands3 trending on top.

SupMatto has been making Borderlands related content on his YouTube channel for years and now he is quitting following this incident. This is a billion dollar company like Take-Two Interactive bullying him into submission.

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Borderlands 3 seems to be very promising and many were looking forward to it but after a series of mishaps from both developer and publisher studio, angry consumers have rallied up to protest by not supporting the game after all.

Development team at Gearbox Software worked hard on this upcoming release and Take-Two has obviously disappointed many fans by now. Only by properly addressing their fault to players, they may slightly redeem themselves at this point.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Death Stranding Release Date

Kojima Productions have released new Death Stranding trailer for PS4 and it will be available on November 8.

For long, upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding by legendary video game director Hideo Kojima has kept itself from dropping new images or footages but then came an announcement for something big on May 29.

Today, developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has finally made an anticipated reveal of a brand-new gameplay video and its official release date, which is set to arrive on November 8, 2019 for PS4.

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Death Stranding Release Date

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During a live-stream on Twitch channel for PlayStation, new Death Stranding video unearthed with more details.




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An almost nine minute-long trailer opens up with protagonist Sam Porter Bridges wandering around in a post-apocalyptic world that has been ravaged by mysterious entities only referred to as BTs and society has been collapsed long ago.

We see brief glimpse of gameplay here and there that showcases Sam engaging with enemies in hand-to-hand combat and even using stuffs at his disposal. Mechanics that are solely focused on helping him on exploration are also shed lights onto.

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French actress Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Spectre) is playing a character named Fragile who is confronted by Higgs, played by Troy Baker (Mortal Kombat X, Resident Evil 6), who is leader of a separatist group called "Homo Demons".

First look at actor Tommie Earl Jenkins (Patriot Games, The Bourne Identity) playing a mysterious character named Die-Hardman is revealed and Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) appears as Deadman.

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Death Stranding Standard Edition

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New character Mama and Heartman are being played by actress Margaret Qualley (Death Note, The Leftovers) and Danish film director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising) respectively in their yet to be specified important roles.

Amelie was probably someone who was trying to find "Strand" or connection before Sam and is played by Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman, Six Million Dollar Man) while Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) portrays Cliff.

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Death Stranding Special Edition

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Sam is obviously portrayed by actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead), who is working in teams with Die-Hardman and Deadman. He uses a Bridge Baby to perhaps maintain link between past and present just in case.

Cliff is first shown to have been talking to one of the Bridge Babies before becoming a black-goo soaked revenant-like entity with a connection to something greater than himself but apparently, Higgs too can access the same link.

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Death Stranding Digital Deluxe Edition

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Standard Edition of the game offers a Chibi Ludens PSN Avatar as an instant pre-order bonus and a PS4 Dynamic Theme upon launch aside from the base game as well as a few gold versions of in-game items like Speed Skeleton and Armor Plate.

Special Edition comes in a Steelbook case for the price of $69.99 only and digital content like a gold Ludens Mask, original soundtrack and BTS videos. Digital Deluxe Edition is worth $79.99 only and includes better versions of in-game goodies mentioned above.

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Death Stranding Collector's Edition

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Finally, Collector's Edition features everything above including BB Pod Statue, BRIDGES Cargo Case and Ludens Keychain for just $199.99. Sony Music is currently working to create a complete album for the world of Death Stranding.

Death Stranding looks more complicated than ever even with all those new details are dropped right now and is currently up for pre-order on PlayStation Store with unique in-game digital bonuses for reserving your copy in advance. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

New Earthworm Jim Game Coming in 2020

A brand-new Earthworm Jim game is in development from original team for Intellivision console.

Back in Genesis and SNES era, side-scrolling platformer title Earthworm Jim by developer Shiny Entertainment and publisher Interplay Entertainment, a popular video game series created by comic-book artist Doug TenNapel.

Since then, decades have been passed and no new installment has come out so far but in celebration of its upcoming anniversary, Intellivision Entertainment has revealed a new Earthworm Jim game has is currently in development.

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New Earthworm Jim Game Coming in 2020

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Back in October 2018, the company has revealed their project of a family-friendly and affordable console Intellivision Amico that would arrive by October 10, 2020 and would only release titles exclusive to their platform.

Those who owned their hardware in past were immediately hooked knowing they are bringing some of their old classics and now after finalizing their involvement, development for an Earthworm Jim is finally confirmed to increase that hype.

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CEO of Intellivision, Tommy Tallarico has announced the return of 90's anthropomorphic hero for their family-friendly console on Twitter lately.



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Interestingly, original developer team that made the iconic first game possible are all back to reinvent their legacy once again and holding a live-stream on May 4 over Facebook, Twitch and YouTube to interact with eager fans.

Following an interactive Q&A session online with artists, audio team, level designers and programmers, there will be a giveaway of 50 awesome-looking signed and numbered Earthworm Jim posters for participating with them in live chat.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel Confirmed by Voice Actor

A sequel for PlayStation 4-exclusive title Horizon Zero Dawn is seemingly confirmed by voice actor Janina Gavankar.

Back in February 2019, developer Guerrilla Games celebrated second anniversary of release for their 2017 action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn that sold over 10 million copies worldwide to become one of the best-selling PlayStation 4 games.

That level of success pretty much guarantees a sequel for this PS4-exclusive but rather than speculating, we have actress Janina Gavankar, who voiced a character named Tatai in Frozen Wilds DLC confirming its existence lately.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel Confirmed by Voice Actor

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At Star Wars Celebration 2019 ongoing event on Chicago, Gavankar met a fan who was cosplaying as her character Iden Versio from story campaign of Star Wars Battlefront II, telling Janina that she got into playing HZD because of her.

Gavankar only replied her back saying,
It's incredible, wait 'til you see the sequel. You're gonna die. I know some secrets! You're gonna die.

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Their brief conversation was recorded on camera and Reddit user ninjyte pointed out to that Twitch clip, which has now been removed but since people never forgets anything on internet; we have found access to that moment.



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Gavankar has only confirmed that a sequel is indeed in works and her character Tatai from Frozen Wilds expansion is returning as well. It seems that the game is far from completion and probably in some early stage of development.

Even though Sony is skipping E3 2019, they can simply make a grand reveal through one of their upcoming State of Play episode. It can also launch sometime in 2020, same year when PlayStation 5 is also eyeing for release.

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Two years have passed and fans are excited to get a HZD sequel in spite of no announcement or anything from Guerrilla Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment but there are no reasons for them not wanting to continue making the next game.

Upon release, Horizon Zero Dawn turns out to be one of the most popular new PS4 franchises that surpassed other exclusive titles like God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End on the same platform in overall sales worldwide.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teased

An official teaser image for upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order by EA and Respawn Entertainment has been revealed online.

Fans of Star Wars video games are eagerly waiting for a peak into upcoming third-person action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts that was announced back in E3 2018.

With Star Wars Celebration on the horizon, official Twitter account for Star Wars decided to tease fans with an early look at what they are getting into by revealing an official image and promises to do a full reveal in a Twitch live-stream on April 13, 2019.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teased

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This week marks the anticipated return of annual Star Wars Celebration to bring countless devoted fans from across a galaxy far, far away to celebrate and reunite in spirit of Force that binds entire community together.

Here is what they teased fans in a single image that signals of a great comeback of Star Wars games to its former glory.



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We can see a battle-worn and badly damaged lightsaber that is still glowing in a faint blue light while lying still on a stone surface that has some circular ancient runes carved on it and it comes with a caption saying "Don't stand out."

Story premise for Jedi: Fallen Order is set shortly after the tragic events of "Order 66" from Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith where many Jedi members were killed off and focuses on a Padawan who somehow survived the purge.

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EA previously announced more than a month ago that they will officially unveil Fallen Order to their audience, which is expected to release later this year during holiday quarter of 2019, most presumably sometime around September.

Players are undoubtedly very excited to get an exclusive first-look at some action-packed cinematic trailer and maybe even a few set of images of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order when it will finally be streamed live at 11:30 AM PT of April 13.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Apex Legends Free Loot on Twitch Prime

Players to get free Apex Packs and exclusive Pathfinder skin on Apex Legends with their Twitch Prime membership.

Newly introduced free-to-play battle royale title Apex Legends from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts is not only beating others game from the genre on their own turf but also dominating Twitch streams.

Since it is currently one of the most-watched games on Amazon's popular Prime subscription service, Respawn has made a deal with the esteemed streaming platform to offer some giveaway and loots for dedicated fans for mutual promotion.

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Apex Legends Free Loot on Twitch Prime

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Players would require an active Twitch Prime subscription to claim an exclusive legendary skin for playable character Pathfinder called "'Omega Point". Also, there are five different Apex Packs full of cosmetic items that would otherwise require in-game currency or real-world money.

Just log into your Twitch and click on the crown icon left to notifications where you will see an option for the mentioned loot. Then you have to link an Origin, PSN or Xbox Live account to the site for getting those loots that will show up to your game when you launch it next time.

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Make sure that you grab these free content pack giveaways in between February 19 to April 18 using your Twitch Prime membership while you can. EA and Respawn would most probably continue such ventures more frequently for the game given its massive success.

Apex Legends has totally taken over the popular streaming platform with a strong viewership and thrown off former king of the hill, Fortnite by the storm. Previously, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Overwatch and PUBG has partnered up with Twitch Prime for similar sponsorship program.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV Free on Twitch Prime

Windows PC version of Final Fantasy XIV Online Starter Edition is free for Twitch Prime users until May 3rd!

For those who have been meaning to get into the world of massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV from developer/publisher Square Enix for some time, Twitch Prime subscription has you covered for now.

Users of Amazon's popular Prime subscription service can get a free copy of this popular MMORPG title from today until the offer runs out on May 3, 2019. So, whether or not you are having second thoughts, you have time to take a decision.

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Final Fantasy XIV Free on Twitch Prime

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You are allowed to play through up to level 50 and will have access to all the content that came out before first Heavensward expansion. In your 30 days time of given playtime, you can easily get more than one of your favorite jobs.

The best part of it is that, you don't need to make a separate character and your one character is more than capable of doing every job in FF14. Usually a free trial for the game offers players to get jobs until level 35 but there are no caps like that in this case.

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This promotional run will likely to bring more players rallying up for the upcoming FFXIV expansion Shadowbringers that is all set to arrive on July 2, 2019 for Mac, PC and PlayStation 4. You have to buy certain expansions to play certain jobs like Astrologian or Red Mage anyway.

To enter the world of Final Fantasy XIV with starter edition will cost you only $19.99 but Twitch Prime is giving it away for free. So, you might as well take this chance up while you can and save the money to spend on something else later.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Breath of the Wild Twitch Streamer Finds Tutorial After 95 Hours of Playthrough

Twitch Streamer negaoryx finds combat tutorial after doing blind playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for nearly 95 hours.

Have you ever been grinding a new game that you have recently encountered and after many days or hours of labor you find some system or weapon that can totally changes how you make progress in the game? Surely, some of you can relate.

Almost the same has happened with Twitch streamer negaoryx who had been playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and then at one point came across a tutorial for combat after spending more than 95 hours.

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Breath of the Wild Streamer Found Tutorial After 95 Hours

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Below is the stream where you can find how she came across an in-game guide following hours of playtime that had tips on fighting. You can directly skip to 3:08:40.



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In her more than three days and a half worth of blind playthrough, she took down three Divine Beasts of the game and then went her way back to Kakariko Village, where she encounters a Guardian Scout at Ta'loh Naeg Shrine for a trail.

It is then that she discovered tutorial for useful combat techniques like backflip, charged attack, flurry rush, parry and side hop. Even though these moves could've come in handy, she came all the way without using these moves.

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Learning something so late that you should've known at the beginning can be a bit frustrating knowing you could've made it easier but nevertheless negaoryx handled it pretty well. It also proves that while those moves can help you fare better but not essential exactly.

She later took Twitter to address her eye-opening experience with a highlighted clip from part of her original stream that also got attention.



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Some of her followers and viewers pointed out to her that she coming all the way to the certain point without those tools in her kit is a proof to her skill. Besides, she was not much of a fan to Legend of Zelda series and the game is designed in a way that pushes players to find their own way of solutions.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure masterpiece title from developer/publisher Nintendo, which came out in early 2017 on Nintendo Switch and Wii U. The game won "Game of the Year" on the same year and broke sales records in many regions.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Epic Games Store Announced

Launching as a competitor to Steam, Epic Games announced to start their own digital storefront Epic Games Store.

Whether you have been indulged into the Battle Royale mania with free-to-play title Fortnite or not you probably must have heard of developer/publisher Epic Games. Amassing a staggering number of 125 million worldwide in less than a year, they have scored big time!

After winning over the gaming world with a phenomenon game lately, Epic Games is currently focusing on a major online game distribution platform of their own, which would be a competitor to Steam, a prominent digital storefront of Valve Corporation.

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Epic Games Store Announced

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This is not something that Epic has jump on board with and in fact, they have been developing launcher for their own game compatible for Mac and PC that supports a digital commerce worldwide by handling several different payment methods.

So, to get into a direct relationship with players and help all developers, Epic Games Store will be launched soon. Though their initial plan only includes platforms like Mac and PC, there are plans for expanding to Android and other open platforms for a broader reach by 2019.

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Epic will open up with a hand full of curated games and then will expand their collection as they progress. People can either purchase the game from the store or just access it with Epic Games launcher but everything else will be handled through the application.

Current Fortnite players are already considered as users of their launcher and Epic Games decided to make their game exclusively available to their digital store. This is a practice that would be continued for the foreseeable future.

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Epic Games Store Revenue Split

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The biggest perk of the platform is that it offers a more flattering revenue split with developers than Steam or any other. Moving aside from the standard 70/30 revenue split, Epic Games Store is considering giving developers 88 percent of the revenue for the games.

It that is not sounding crazy enough, developers won't have to pay up the 5 percent engine royalty for using Unreal Engine to create the game. Epic will cover for that 5% of extra charge from their small margin on a total of 12%.

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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney believes that business for digital storefronts have grown quite exponentially over the decade but the economies revolving around it has not benefited the developers much for years; especially indie developers.

Aside from that, Epic also launched Support-A-Creator program recently that will hook up content creators from YouTube, streamers on Twitch, video game Bloggers and such with developers to help them share revenue for affiliate marketing. That's so EPIC!

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Consumers of the store will be handed out at least one free game after every two weeks throughout 2019 and they will cover the fees of those releases on behalf of the developers, so they don't miss out or lose money over this.

Epic Games can easily become a digital distribution platform giant in no time if they stay true to their plan of incentives and promises to share more details about their plans regarding the store this Thursday, on December 6 at The Game Awards 2018.

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.

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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.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Destiny 2: Forsaken Reveal

Developer Bungie reveals their shared-world multiplayer shooter Destiny 2’s next major expansion, Forsaken.

We are only a few days behind for E3 2018 but Activision and Bungie had other plans regarding their hugely successful online-only multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2. Though it initially managed to get a very positive response from fans worldwide, it's having tough time getting some traction from fans these days. Their next big expansion for the game, Forsaken is expected to breathe new life in it when it is released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 4, 2018.

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Destiny 2: Forsaken Reveal

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Witness the development team behind Destiny 2: Forsaken discuss their in-depth plan for this upcoming DLC in the clip below. The reveal event also took place on a Twitch live-stream at 9 AM PT.




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This brand-new expansion is bringing new contents like two new locations to discover and will introduce a new 4v4 endgame mode called Gambit. This shared-world shooter has been suffering from post-game content for a long time upon release and hopefully Gambit mode might just fix that problem. One of the new locations to explore is called The Tangled Shore and the second one is The Dreaming City. Guardians will find new secrets to unravel and dreadful bosses to take on.

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Explore The Tangled Shore

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Forsaken DLC will be priced $39.99 only and you can get your hands on it in two ways. You can simply purchase a D2 Annual Pass worth $69.99 that has three upcoming premium content releases. First of them will arrive on Winter 2018, then Spring 2019 sees the second and the last one drops on Summer 2019. Or just buy the Digital Deluxe version of the game for only $79.99, which contains the base game, two previously released expansions Curse of Osiris and Warmind along with aforementioned contents.

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Destiny 2 – Forsaken Annual Pass

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Destiny 2 is one of the best-selling titles of 2017 but for lack of content and many changes at gameplay had many of its community leave the game. Forsaken has allegedly dealt with these issues and promises to be better and for the sake of the game's future, we really hope they did. We will only find out if Bungie has made good of their promise when it finally arrives on September 4.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Epic Games Will Arrange Fortnite Esports

Epic Games will be giving up a prize pool worth of $100M for Fortnite’s first year of esports tournaments.

With rising popularity of their free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite, developer Epic Games announced for an Esports tournament for a prize pool worth $100 million. They will have a competitive season from 2018 to 2019 for their insanely popular third-person shooter. So, they are inviting the best players to take part in this arrangement to take a shot at the grand prize. Fortnite Battle Royale will be the main focus of the challenge and skilled players will be pitted against each other.

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Epic Games Will Arrange Fortnite Esports

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Epic Games have yet not specified when these competitions will begin but they have stated last month that, during E3 2018 in June, they will kick-start 100-person tournament which will be called Fortnite Party Royale. The developers were also not very specific about how they are planning to play it out except the mention of trying to do something out of the box. So, they might actually be up to something and may even break the traditional inspiration for such contests.

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One thing is certain about their intention and that is to make this experience a great fun for both players and spectators. Looks like, they are finally close to bridge the gap between professional players and viewers enjoying the game as their favorite players broadcast on Twitch with this deal. The UMG’s Friday Fortnite competition is already being organized to bring together gaming personalities from Twitch and YouTube in a race to get the most number of kills.

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Through Early Access, Fortnite debuted for PC on July, 2017 and then Mac, PlayStation 4 as well as Xbox One eventually saw the release. Quickly taking over the popularity of last-man-standing shooter, the game even gave PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds a tough run for their money. After conquering online streaming platforms, they sure are looking for playing in big leagues as it seems. If you are a huge fan of the title, its time you try to cash in your skills on Fortnite.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Battlefield V Live Reveal Next Week

Putting all rumors and speculations to rest, official reveal for Battlefield V is heading this way and we have to wait only a few more days. When they mentioned for an untitled game from Battlefield franchise in last year's financial report, everyone has been waiting for it, while wondering what the title would be. Electronic Arts finally announced that in a live reveal event on May 23 at 1 PM PT, they will reveal the next game of their popular multiplayer shooter series.

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Battlefield V Live Reveal Next Week

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After initially let the cat out of the bag, EA has kept their mouth sealed up until now. Instead of confirming or denying anything, they just decided to sit back and watch the rumors fly. A theory of the game being set on World War II era and will be called Battlefield V came up. Then there was another that the new release will belong to their Bad Company series. Some even start calling it Battlefield 2018 before the official announcement came. Looking at their post on official Twitter account, we decided to run with the first theory.



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Also to let you know, this live reveal event will be hosted by Trevor Noah of The Daily Show, who posted about it on his personal Twitter account lately, which was also a rumor earlier. With that, he just cleared out all confusion and claimed it was "V EXCITING" for him. That is another clear hint at the game's current title. Given his day to day experience of hosting a popular show on a regular basis and having a fondness for video games, makes him a perfect choice for the job.



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Trevor Noah appearing on May 23 live event will surely increase the excitement for all the fans of this series from Electronic Arts. We also like to remind you that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, the latest title from their rival series is going to be revealed tomorrow, which is earlier than Battlefield V. It will be interesting to see what predictions made by the players came out to be true and how much comparison people will do between these titles. You will be able to enjoy the reveal on Mixer, Twitch and YouTube when it is going to stream live.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Beyond Good and Evil 2 Gameplay Reveal

Beyond Good & Evil 2 first gameplay footage has been revealed that provides a brief look at how fight in space will be like.

At E3 2017, Ubisoft's upcoming action-adventure title Beyond Good and Evil 2 was teased once again, which is a sequel to original Beyond Good and Evil. Some of the very early stage of gameplay mechanics video of this title is recently released as developers offered up a sneak peak on what the players are getting into when it finally comes out. While they open up for fans of the series after a long break, we got a glimpse at some multiplayer combat action and how a few other stuff works out in-game.

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Beyond Good and Evil 2 Gameplay Reveal

Here is a work-in-progress video that has the gameplay footage showing some played out combat moves and regular co-op activities.




Though this clip is slightly longer than two minutes length, actual gameplay is there for only about 45 seconds. You can even notice a watermark on the video marking it as a “pre-alpha” version of the project. We see a number of different spaceships flying around and how players can also use jetpacks for transportation. Both your role as a pirate in action and piloting those ships are essentially required for two type of game-playing. You cannot just discount one skill for another.

BGE2 promises to be an overall improvement over its predecessor and deliver an experience which is enormous. One of the prime features that we saw in this clip is that how you are allowed to move between your inner or outer surroundings, just like 2016's No Man's Sky from Hello Games. A tight Afro sporting black female named Shani remains the focus for the entire clip, mostly displaying her skills with staff. The fighting style may reminiscent a bit more like the first game but it is better now.

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New Ships of Beyond Good & Evil 2

Not only there will be collision between massive airships, it promises to bring back melee sword fight from the original BGE. Players are on a solar system named System 3 and aside from being a pirate captain, roles like medic and spy are there to play but whether or not those tasks would be carried out by AI or other participants are yet to be confirmed. Though the presentation above was relatively short, Ubisoft promises to unveil a lot more at E3 2018 with more details.

There was almost an hour long developer live-stream on Twitch, where creative director Michel Ancel talked about what they have been up to with BGE2.



During last year's E3 media showcase, interested players were invited by developers to join Space Monkey Program, which will allow those individuals to first-hand experience of playing it and sharing their different views. This is more like an inbound beta test that also reveals that the game will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One upon release even though it is not mentioned anywhere else or no confirmed platforms are announced yet. If the game will be ported to Nintendo Switch or not is still unclear.