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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.

RELATED: Breath of the Wild Sequel Rumored to Release in 2020

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.

RELATED: Breath of the Wild Sequel Title and Gameplay Details Leaked

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

RELATED: Samurai Shodown 2019 for Nintendo Switch Delayed to 2020

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.