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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

State of Play: The Last of Us Part II Showcase

Naughty Dog offers an extended look at The Last of Us Part II gameplay and story in latest State of Play broadcast.

Arguably one of the most talked-about games of 2020; upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive title The Last of Us Part II by developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment is in less than a month from its anticipated release.

Following recent showcase for Ghost of Tsushima a few weeks back, Sony has revealed a brand-new State of Play episode today featuring in-depth gameplay preview for The Last of Us sequel, which premiered earlier on Twitch and YouTube.

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State of Play: The Last of Us Part II Showcase

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TLoU2 game director Neil Druckmann breaks down gameplay details and story experience in an extended video.




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State of Play broadcast begins with a flashback to previous events and then moves to previously shown footage from The Last of Us 2. A couple of years after first game, Ellie have moved with a community of survivors in Jackson, Wyoming.

They were able to find peace and safety behind town walls from horrors of a global pandemic. Ellie has grown up to be on her own and even found love within her community until everything was ruined all of a sudden by a tragic event.

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She begins her latest journey looking for justice and revenge, which takes her to unforeseen parts of outside world, voyaging though various weather conditions and different seasons that were not explored before in 2013 predecessor title.

Part II has added new traversal mechanics that will allow Ellie to climb, jump over gaps and even use ropes to scale or swing over. This way, she can access to new areas for a greater exploration, find resources or avoid threats.

RELATED: Neil Druckmann Talks The Last of Us Inspiration

She can cover a most part of a vast open-world on horseback and sometime she requires riding a boat to go past flooded streets. In her quest to seek retribution, she would come across human enemies, guard dogs and infected creatures.

A huge part of story premise takes place in Seattle, which was formerly a quarantine zone and has now become a warzone for its former residents. Members of two surviving fractions are constantly fighting over control of land and resources.

RELATED: The Last of Us Part 2 Story Trailer

One of these groups is a militia force named Washington Liberation Front or simply known as WLF for short. They fought military occupation in early days of pandemic and were able to gain control over Seattle but still wary of trespassers.

Then there is a fanatical religious cult calling themselves Seraphites or Scars, also fighting for territory and living among themselves. These guys are brutal in their ways, prefers to be very stealthy when they go out and roam in groups.

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Alongside these murdering sects, the deadly threat of Cordyceps infected creatures is still out there to take you out if you are not ready. Aside from Clickers, Runners and Stalkers, TLoU2 introduces a new enemy type called Shamblers.

These heavily armored beings are overly mutated threats that will spread out corrosive spores that can burn you. Druckmann mentions of one more lethal enemy class in his narration that has been kept in reserve to discover upon launch.

RELATED: The Last of Us Part 2 Story Leaked

More details on various gameplay mechanics such as combat, crafting, listen mode, skill tree development, senses, stealth and other aspects that were discussed in early videos are given a through breakdown by game director himself.

Hiding under tall grasses is an easy cover but enemies can easily find you when they are in close proximity. If you get surrounded, running away is a better way to avoid being mobbed and then slowly establish cover to come up with new plan.

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Otherwise, Ellie can choose to fight back as she is more agile than most enemies and has a number of weapons to defend herself. She can place a perfect shot or use any throwable items to stun them before finally taking them down.

Although she can take care of herself, Ellie will be backed up by her lover Dina or friend Jesse in few of her missions. In presence of multiple types of enemies, you need to come up with new strategy of approach or pit them against each other.

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In an extended gameplay sequence, Ellie explores around Seattle by swimming and ends up in a WLF territory. She sneaks up on a girl from enemy camp playing on her PlayStation Vita and kills her shortly afterwards by stabbing in her throat.

On her way to enter nearby compound she kills a bunch of guards, displaying previously discussed features. She even drops a molotov cocktail on an unsuspecting WLF member and her guard dog, potentially burning them both alive.

RELATED: The Last of Us 2 Dog Killing is Listed by GameStop as In-Game Feature

It appears that previous 4Chan leak claiming The Last of Us sequel would be a "Revenge Story" against a cult was accurate on a few things about Seraphites and WLF but fans will have to wait till its release to see if all those rumors were true.

Throughout 23-minutes long State of Play episode for The Last of Us Part II deep-dives into many gameplay elements that largely emphasize on a unique playthrough experience that can still interest of many players despite early leaks.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

State of Play: Ghost of Tsushima Showcase

Sucker Punch invites you to an extended look at Ghost of Tsushima gameplay in latest State of Play episode.

After getting postponed for a month in favor of highly-anticipated Naughty Dog title The Last of Us Part II back in April, upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game Ghost of Tsushima is now all set to release on July 17, 2020.

In recent State of Play broadcast premiered on Twitch and YouTube, developer Sucker Punch Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed brand-new footage of Tsushima that showcases new gameplay aspects.

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State of Play: Ghost of Tsushima Showcase

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In an extended video, Sucker Punch highlights exploration, combat, customization and more of Tsushima.




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During an in-depth gameplay presentation, players are given a detailed look into immersive exploration system of Tsushima. You can navigate through its open-world with help from "Guiding Wind" mechanics to visit new locations.

Call upon a gust of wind to get direction before hopping onto your trusty horse and heading to your next story cinematic or some sword-fighting. Often time you can pick visual cues from odd shaped trees, smokestacks or wandering animals.

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These signs will usually lead you to where rare collectible items are or to hidden shrines across the island to earn charms. Once a place is visited, you can return back using fast travel and yes, you can surely pet the fox that guided you there.

There are resources within your surroundings that will help you customize samurai Jin Sakai. Some role-playing elements allow you to make mechanical improvement that suits your protagonist character and define a gameplay style.

RELATED: Ghost of Tsushima Release Date and Collector's Edition Announced

When it comes to combat, Sakai can either fight like an honorable samurai who would directly confront his enemies or becomes a Ghost to strike fear into the hearts of Mongol invaders and decimate them with ruthless efficiency.

Aside from scoring precised one-shot kills, you can also rely on parrying sometimes or use smoke bombs to distract enemies. Use combat skills or implement stealth to gain an upper hand when going against a group of adversaries.

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Armor customization has an emphasis on your playstyle as well since certain attire will give you advantages on varying degrees. Collecting more charms and technique points are a way to upgrade skills of a samurai into a legendary Ghost.

Sucker Punch added new photo and video mode for people who would love to get creative in capturing a frame or recording a reel in-game. Players can easily make their own Samurai flick or awesome posters with tons of editing tools.

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Ghost of Tsushima features an option to turn on Japanese voice tracks with subtitles from very beginning for an authentic experience. Dev team has apparently focused an awful lot on providing players more cinematic feel in overall.

Paying homage to classic Japanese films in newly introduced "Samurai Cinema" mode, Sucker Punch lets you enjoy an entire playthrough in black-and-white visual style that adds a grainy shade of monochrome overlay for a dramatic vibe.

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Tsushima seems a lot like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in comparison and its gameplay seems inspired from Assassin's Creed series. However, Sucker Punch's latest IP doesn't fail to shine when it comes to aesthetic and graphical prowess.

Ghost of Tsushima is the last PlayStation 4-exclusive to release for current generation of Sony consoles. At this point, developers refuse to disclose whether they will be launching a PlayStation 5 version of the game anytime soon.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Breath of The Wild Players Beats Game Using Twitch Chat

Twitch streamer PointCrow lets viewers to take control via chat and beat Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Although letting a group of fans take control of a game seems like a crazy idea for many that started with Twitch Plays interactive stream in 2014, people can eventually finish an entire playthrough over time with collective efforts.

Most recently, Twitch audience has taken part in completing 2017 action-adventure game Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This event was planned and hosted by PointCrow, who has beaten the game lately without walking.

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Breath of The Wild Players Beats Game Using Twitch Chat

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This time, PointCrow returned with a different idea and rigged his stream to let viewers take control via Twitch chat for every five minutes to perform various moves like backflips and parry and he would only take over at times.

PointCrow takes a backseat to lead his viewers to a variety of challenges to see if they could finish them in viable amount of time. Viewers were able to take down enemies or even a Guardian often times and sometime they just ran.

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He even motivates them to complete certain tasks by putting free subscriptions of his channel and gave out 20 subs when they did it. At one point, his audience managed to learn how to coordinate and perform Flurry Rush at enemies.

During original Twitch Plays Pokémon run, there were measures in place to make sure that the stream would be making progress anyhow and in that case, players would make democratic vote to determine course of in-game decisions.

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PointCrow has put together a highlight reel of this Breath of the Wild playthrough on YouTube channel as well.




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Instead of a bot putting those commands into game, having a person behind wheels is a much relatable experience. There were around 600 concurrent viewers that took part in this journey that took over 25 hours to complete.

Since you can fast travel to places in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it is possible for viewers to finish a regular run on their own. It took PointCrow's stream viewers nearly 17 hours to beat the game and Link died about 80 times.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Game Awards 2019 Nominees

Nominations for The Game Awards 2019 are revealed and some of the fan-favorite titles of 2019 are contender for GOTY.

To look back at current year, it has been an amazing twelve months for gamers and the industry itself aside from a handful of disappointments. The Game Awards 2019 nominees are just announced with some great games of 2019.

Obvious favorites like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is challenged by a remake of 1998 classic Resident Evil 2 and then shortly before grand reveal of TGA2019 nominations, Death Stranding has joined the rivalry as a divisive entry.

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The Game Awards 2019 Nominees

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A full list of nominations ranging on all important categories is listed below to celebrate great accomplishments of these nominees.

Game of the Year

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2 (2019)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • The Outer Worlds

Best Action Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Astral Chain
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Gears 5
  • Metro Exodus

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Borderlands 3
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2 (2019)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Best Art Direction

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Gris
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Best Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Gears 5
  • Resident Evil 2 (2019)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy 14
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Content Creator of the Year

  • Courage
  • Dr. Lupo
  • Ewok
  • Grefg
  • Shroud

Best eSports Coach

  • Adren
  • Cain
  • Grabbz
  • Kkoma
  • Sockshka
  • Zonic

Best eSports Event

  • 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • EVO 2019
  • Fortnite World Cup
  • IEM Katowice 2019
  • League of Legends World Championship 2019
  • The International 2019

Best eSports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • DOTA2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch

Best eSports Host

  • Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez
  • Alex "Machine" Richardson
  • Duan "Candice" Yu-Shuang
  • Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere
  • Paul "RedEye" Chaloner

Best eSports Player

  • Jay "Sinatraa" Won
  • Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf
  • Lee "Faker" Sang-Hyeok
  • Luka "Perkz" Perkovic
  • Oleksandr "S1mple" Kostyliev

Best eSports Team

  • Astralis
  • G2 Esports
  • OG
  • San Francisco Shock
  • Team Liquid

Best Family Game

  • Luigi's Mansion 3
  • Ring Fit Adventure
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Yoshi's Crafted World

Best Fighting Game

  • Dead or Alive 6
  • Jump Force
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Samurai Shodown (2019)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Fresh Indie Game

  • Disco Elysium
  • Gris
  • My Friend Pedro
  • Outer Wilds
  • Slay the Spire
  • Untitled Goose Game

Best Game Direction

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Outer Wilds
  • Resident Evil 2 (2019)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Games for Impact

  • Concrete Genie
  • Gris
  • Kind Words
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Sea of Solitude

Best Independent Game

  • Baba Is You
  • Disco Elysium
  • Katana Zero
  • Outer Wilds
  • Untitled Goose Game

Best Mobile Game

  • Call of Duty: Mobile
  • Grindstone
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Sky: The Children of Light
  • What the Golf?

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Tetris 99
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2

Best Narrative

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Disco Elysium
  • The Outer Worlds

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy 14
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch as Parvati Holcomb (The Outer Worlds)
  • Courtney Hope as Jesse Faden (Control)
  • Laura Bailey as Kait Diaz (Gears 5)
  • Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff Unger (Death Stranding)
  • Matthew Porretta as Dr. Casper Darling (Control)
  • Norman Reedus as Sam Porter Bridges (Death Stranding)

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Disco Elysium
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
  • The Outer Wilds

Best Score/Music

  • Cadence of Hyrule
  • Death Stranding
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  • Dirt Rally 2.0
  • EFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020
  • F1 2019
  • FIFA 20

Best Strategy Game

  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall
  • Anno 1800
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Tropico 6
  • Wargroove

Best VR/AR Game

  • Asgard's Wrath
  • Beat Saber
  • Blood & Truth
  • No Man's Sky
  • Trover Saves the Universe

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Fans can vote on official site once every 24 hours for their select picks of favorite games from a variety of genre, direction, significant indie releases, narrative or performance at The Game Awards 2019 as public voting is live now.

Interested parties can tune in live on December 12, over any of their proffered digital media or streaming platforms like Facebook Live, Mixer, PlayStation Network, TikTok, Twitch, Twitter, Xbox Live and YouTube at 5:30 PM PT.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Diablo 4 Will Have Cosmetic Micro-Transactions

Blizzard would offer players cosmetic micro-transactions for character skins and mounts in Diablo IV.

Earlier this month, developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment kicked-off BlizzCon 2019 by officially revealing upcoming Diablo IV from renowned hack and slash action RPG game series Diablo for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

D4 is to take a darker path than its predecessor and will feature more than 100 towns to explore. It is also unveiled recently by a livestream from BlizzCon that they will include some micro-transactions for cosmetic items.

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Diablo 4 Will Have Cosmetic Micro-Transactions

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Blizzard representatives confirmed during their annual event that Diablo 4 will add character customization options and mounts, which players are allowed to spend money on to purchase these items for their characters.

Although developers are currently planning to do micro-transactions solely for cosmetics, there is no guarantee that they won't go for a different model of business in future and that is what concerns majority of player community.

RELATED: Diablo 4 Will Be Always Online

In a discussion with Twitch streamer Quin69, lead developer Joe Shely talks about in-game monetization.

Diablo 4 will be available as a base game, and we're going to have expansions. You also will be able to acquire cosmetics in the game.

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Shely also confirmed during a live broadcast at BlizzCon that these purchases can be made in an in-game shop. Even if they are in early stage of development, multiple expansions will be part of their post-launch content support.

Despite allowing in-game purchases for customization skins, players will never be allowed to gain power through build. Whether they are going for a subscription model is not clarified yet but for a full-priced title, that idea seems rather irrational.

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Given overall scenario of mobile game releases in recent years, Blizzard is more likely to pursue a heavily micro-transaction imbued business model for their upcoming Diablo Immortal title that would largely target Chinese market.

Since Diablo IV is expected to sell several million units followed by multiple paid expansions, they could make those items free for players. Even though deemed harmless, putting a price tag on cosmetics in a looter RPG is never a good sign.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Outer Worlds to Host Twitch Stream Before Release

Obsidian Entertainment plans to host a live stream on Twitch Plays for sci-fi RPG title The Outer Worlds ahead of release.

Anticipation around upcoming action role-playing game The Outer Worlds from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division is steering through roofs as it approaches near launch date of October 25, 2019.

To do something rather different to promote their upcoming title among video game loving curious crowd, Obsidian decided to live stream their latest first-person sci-fi RPG on Twitch platform days before worldwide release.

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The Outer Worlds to Host Twitch Stream Before Release

RELATED: The Outer Worlds Launch Trailer

News came out earlier that TOW will be a pre-release title for Twitch Plays, starting from October 22, 3 PM PT/6 PM EST. It would surely be interesting to see a playthrough ahead of official launch and what story we ended up on.

The Outer Worlds is going to become first ever unreleased Twitch Plays title ever but unlike many other games, it will not have an open-ended outcome because of a player-driven narrative and could lead to total chaos all over.

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Back in 2014, Twitch Plays was introduced as an interactive stream where viewers will make in-game decisions by typing into chat and then a bot will input those commands into game, which turned out to be a huge success for the platform.

Initial test run for their steam was Twitch Plays Pokémon and it took so long to complete as people were driving player character in wrong directions every time but the social experiment was proven to be a success nevertheless.

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Since RPG titles are driven by choice, it may go so many ways and apparently, Obsidian is on board with that idea of marketing because it will create an anarchical playstyle with some contribution from community which completely suits TOW.

The Outer Worlds will arrive on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms very shortly, followed by a Nintendo Switch version that was announced a few months back, to take players to Halcyon colony on edge of the galaxy.

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 but rather than speculating, we have actress Janina Gavankar (Sleepy Hollow, True Blood), 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 Now

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 Now

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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 promo will likely to bring more players for upcoming FFXIV expansion Shadowbringers, 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.