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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Battlefield V Firestorm Battle Royale Gameplay Trailer

Firestorm Battle Royale mode will bring new aspects to last-man-standing shooter and comes to Battlefield 5 on March 25.

Though first-person shooter Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts didn't fare well when it was released back in November 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, many hoped for the post-launch content to change that.

Battlefield fans were hoping that upcoming Battle Royale mode Firestorm would really shake things up for good and we even had an early peak at it from a leaked footage. We saw an official introductory video of what it is about and now there is more.

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Battlefield V Firestorm Battle Royale Gameplay Trailer

RELATED: Battlefield V Firestorm Official Reveal

A more detailed gameplay trailer has been dropped by EA for players to know more about what they are getting into.




RELATED: Battlefield V Battle Royale Firestorm Footage Leaked

We saw four player squads dropping in parachutes from above and then immediately forced to engage in a combat within a massive sandbox where they all race against a deadly ring of fire quickly consuming everything on its path of destruction.

Firestorm mostly embraces different gunplay mechanics of BV along with combat vehicles, destructible surroundings and impressive visuals. It offers you a wide array of different rides at launch, including a tractor with mounted cannon on its back.

RELATED: Battlefield V Player Visibility Issues Experiment

Whether you are roaming on land, sky or water, with or without assistance, always have a look out for someone trying to ambush on you even if you are in an armored vehicle, because enemies can always fire up some anti-vehicle weapon at you.

You will also be looking for common, rare and epic weapons throughout the map while sometime even came across strongboxes or safes to get the best loots available but chances are, there will be some risks of going after them as well.

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Firestorm Combat Vehicles

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Struggle for survival is real in this World War I era based last-man-standing shooter title but there are some powerful land vehicles stored in lockup houses that would take some effort to open before you get some advantage over your opponents.

Basically, this gameplay trailer is an extended version of the official Firestorm reveal trailer for Battlefield V that DICE released about a week ago with detailed definition for things and stuffs, with additional footage capturing the intensity of the 64 players Battle Royale mode.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kotal Kahn

Brand-new Mortal Kombat 11 reveal trailer pits Outworld Emperor Kotal Khan against Jacqui Briggs for a showdown.

Fans of Mortal Kombat fighting game series has been eagerly waiting on the edge of their seats for Mortal Kombat 11 by developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to launch on April 2018.

Just after they announced official dates for closed beta program worldwide on consoles, the game reveals one of its recently introduced dreaded antagonists Kotal Kahn for upcoming MK11 tournament in a brand-new reveal trailer.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kotal Kahn

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Release Date

Check out the reveal trailer of Kotal Kahn showcasing his gameplay moves against an unlikely opponent with an unexpected result.




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Kotal enters the arena by shapeshifting into his humanoid form after lunging in as a lion-like creature against Special Forces member Jacqui Briggs, both showing their typical demeanor as Emperor of Outworld and professional Olympic boxer.

After taking a few hits and a punch on his face, the Osh-Tekk warrior initially delivers an intense beat down Earthrealm fighter by swinging his sword down on her to slam her to ground, sawing a little, drink her blood and even burned her with God Ray.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Jade

It was seemingly an endgame for Jacqui at that point but she quickly turns the tides of the fight by retaliating with barrage of pounding on Kahn. A few more blasts and pummeling off her gauntlets eventually enabled her to defeat her opponent.

She sets up the stage for a Fatality move with her Fatal Blow, which is to push Kahn against an energy wall before shooting him down with her Hand Cannon and then kicking him so hard that he smashed onto the wall, breaking it.

RELATED: Image Comics' Spawn May Appear In Mortal Kombat 11

Both debuting back in Mortal Kombat X, Kotal Kahn hails from Outworld and is also known as Ko'atal, whereas Jacqueline "Jacqui" Briggs on the other hand is the first African-American female fighter in the franchise and a friend of Cassie Cage.

A direct sequel to MKX, Mortal Kombat 11 is expecting to arrive for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 23, 2019. However, the Switch version will see launch in May 10 for European region after it was delayed previously.

Xbox Game Pass to Add Deus Ex, Operencia and Vampyr

Fresh bunch of new games like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Vampyr and more are heading to Xbox Game Pass on March, 2019.

Lately, Microsoft has been adding some pretty impressive titles for members of their monthly subscription service Xbox Game Pass and that momentum is going even higher with more Xbox One games joining their ever-expanding library.

Six more promising games are currently heading towards the Netflix of video games and you can sign up for a membership by spending only $9.99 per month to get full access to a collection of over 100 great titles for a good time.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Deus Ex, Operencia and Vampyr

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Mankind Divided is the sixth and latest entry in Deus Ex action role-playing game series to be released by developer Eidos Montréal and publisher Square Enix in 2016, serving as a sequel to acclaimed title Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Set into a cyberpunk future of 2029, players will follow protagonist Adam Jensen who works for a hacktivist group called the Juggernaut Collective in order to expose the Illuminati, an elite association that tampers with major world events from shadows.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on Xbox Game Pass

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Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite
Latest in the line of crossover fighting games by developer/publisher Capcom, Infinite assembles a varied cast of characters from Capcom universes and Marvel Comics to butt heads for an ultimate two-on-two tag team fest.

When super-villains Sigma and Ultron has fused together to become Ultron Sigma using two of the six Infinity Stones, a group of heroes allied themselves together to find out the rest to stop them before they eventually wipe out all life from existence.

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Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite on Xbox Game Pass

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Operencia: The Stolen Sun
Arriving same day of its launch date, Operencia is a classic dungeon crawler RPG title by Zen Studios and takes you deep within a European mythology where a challenging struggle for saving a world from never ending darkness ensues.

The company is well-versed in making pinball games have now embraced the idea of old-school turn-based RPG elements and having a modern take on them. There are about 13 unique levels to explore and 50 different types of enemies to engage.

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Operencia: The Stolen Sun on Xbox Game Pass

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The Walking Dead: Michonne
Featuring solo episodic adventure of The Walking Dead comic-book series from Image Comics, players assume control of the iconic blade-wielding character Michonne in this mini-series from 2016 by developer/publisher Telltale Games.

Jump in for an interactive drama on a post-apocalyptic world, where the badass survivor goes out on a soul searching tour following the events of "All Out War", only to get tangled into trouble caused by other humans and walkers alike.

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The Walking Dead: Michonne on Xbox Game Pass

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Vampyr
Set aside from any Vampire-themed game out there, Vampyr takes you on a journey of a doctor and war veteran, Johnathan Reid who desperately seeks to get a cure for his undead condition while trying to save fellow citizens of London from his blood thirst.

Set in semi-open world during post-World War I period, Reid explores through a social map of the city, investigates his targets and even engages in combat when necessary. Whether you choose to feed on innocents or spare them would shape up your narrative.

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Vampyr on Xbox Game Pass

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What Remains of Edith Finch
Care for a story-driven experience? Would you consider re-living tragedies that befall on Edith's family as they all die one by one? You will then return to their long- abandoned family home near coast of Washington for an intense history retelling.

Presented in a first-person perspective, the game plays out death of each Finch family members through brief gameplay sequence. The journal of Edith Finch details on a family curse that has been weirdly claiming their lives for generations now.

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What Remains of Edith Finch on Xbox Game Pass

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Though some of the games that are older than a year or so like Kingdom: New Lands, Late Shift, Portal Knights and Sacred Citadel are leaving the platform soon, Microsoft would be adding some more exciting titles to the collection.

Xbox Game Pass lineup tends to keep subscribers happy and content with an assortment where anyone can find something they like and people can try out a 14-Day Free Trial offer or start their first month of subscription for only $1.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Overview Trailer

From Software drops another trailer featuring gameplay aspects and story highlights of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Although launch trailer for upcoming action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by developer From Software and publisher Activision is already dropped weeks before release, we are not done getting more peek into the title.

Before the game arrives for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 22, 2019, an overall tour of gameplay mechanics, progression, story and other aspects are jammed into an overview trailer to enlighten players about what Sekiro is.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay Overview Trailer

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

Take a good look at the blessed five minutes of tour into the world the game is set in and witness never before seen footage.




RELATED: Activision Won't Send Sekiro Early Review Copies

Nearing the end of Sengoku period, a young boy was found by the Owl who then took on the stray as an apprentice and raised him to be a shinobi. Known as the Wolf, he is tasked with protecting a young boy named Kuro, The Divine Heir.

Being last descendant of a legendary bloodline makes him a target and he is abducted by the Ashina clan. In an ensuing battle to protect his lord, the noble warrior loses his arm but is rescued by a hermit monk, who then armed him with a special ninja prosthetic.

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Story Preview

Using an arsenal of tools and weapons like flame vent, grappling hook, loaded axe or spear, Sekiro goes out seeking his master and wage war against his enemies by engage them in combat or tactically get the drop on them to complete his mission.

As one-armed wolf, he would either implement direct faceoff and silent takedowns depending on what the present situation demands. "Resurrection" plays a vital aspect of the game for players to use very carefully, because it allows a second chance with repercussions.

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Path to Vengeance

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Creating your own path to vengeance demands for a lot of patience and a handful of skills, mastering which would also be a major task. In order to survive in this unforgiving world, you have to go through bloodshed and face endless clash.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice offers a completely different experience than of previous From Software games but it offers a new dimension of challenges anyone has ever faced on Bloodborne or Dark Souls series of titles.

Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Release Date

NetherRealm Studios has announced schedule of Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta for PS4 and Xbox One on March 28.

Only a month away from release on April 23, 2019, upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 from is developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is set to arrive for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Official dates for a closed beta is revealed for fans of 2.5D fighting game MK11, which starts from March 27 and will run till March 31. Fans who pre-order the game on PS4 and Xbox One will gain access and can jump right in from next week.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Release Date

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Announced

Today, official Twitter account for Mortal Kombat has announced regional time table for closed beta worldwide.



RELATED: Image Comics' Spawn May Appear In Mortal Kombat 11

Beta program will see launch on 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM EST Wednesday, March 27 and will end on 11:59 PM PT/2:59 AM EST Sunday, March 31. However, everyone else out of Pacific Time range will continue playing till April 1 throughout the world.

Due to complicacy of different time zones, schedule time frame may seem complicated to some but considering what Anthem and The Division 2 players got earlier, NetherRealm did a fine job at planning a timetable that ensures everyone to roughly get the same amount of time.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event

Another thing to note here is that MK11 beta does not include PC and Switch platform except for Microsoft and Sony consoles. Excluding PC users from the arrangement is most probably due to an attempt to avoid advance leaks through data-mining.

After four years of hiatus, Mortal Kombat 11 is looking forward a massive opening next month as a sequel to Mortal Kombat X and developers are not done revealing more fighter characters added to the already impressive roster of MK franchise.

Friday, March 15, 2019

No Man's Sky Beyond Update

No Man's Sky major update Beyond is announced and will come to all available platforms on summer 2019.

Although action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky from developer/publisher Hello Games saw a rocky launch on PC and PlayStation 4 for lack of promised features when it arrived back in August 2016, they resolved those issues by the time it came to Xbox One in July 2018.

The studio eventually worked on it by introducing multiplayer components and then started releasing a series of free updates to deliver better experience to fans, which will be continued with upcoming free update Beyond in summer 2019.

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No Man's Sky Beyond Update

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A huge part of the gameplay of NMS involves exploration and initially a large number of initial complain from players was that in-game open world universe seemed a bit repetitive but listening to fan community, they fixed most part of that issues.

Following the release of NEXT update last year, Hello Games worked on a roadmap for their future releases. Beyond will roll in every feature that made all three of the past free updates great and would bring in No Man's Sky Online.

RELATED: No Man's Sky The Abyss Update

Their goal here is to expand social experience to the already existent multiplayer mode that will connect group of players from across worlds to play and interact together. Despite bringing large number of people in one place, it would not be an MMO.

General online elements will be there without anyone having to subscribe to any monthly services, nor there be any sort of micro-transactions and mostly, anyone who owns the game can instantly take part into the fray.

RELATED: No Man’s Sky NEXT Update Live Now

Ever since the developers released NEXT update that received very positive feedback for it, dev team started planning on bring more participants to the table rather than small groups of friends playing to make things a lot more exciting.

With a goal to surpass what they achieved in 2018, Hello Games is determined to take things to further and Beyond for the foreseeable future of No Man's Sky. What seemed like an ending after previous updates was actually a new beginning for the game and its community.

Back 4 Blood Announced

Left 4 Dead creators Turtle Rock Studios announced a spiritual sequel and upcoming co-op zombie shooter Back 4 Blood.

Zombie shooter games have always a special place to video game lovers all over the world but very few have succeeded in matching the legacy created by Left 4 Dead of 2008 by developer Turtle Rock Studios and publisher Valve Corporation.

A sequel, Left 4 Dead 2 came out in 2009 and a decade has passed in anticipation for release of a third installment with no hope for it or whatsoever, until now. Apparently, the original studio that worked on L4D is back with a spiritual sequel titled Back 4 Blood.

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Back 4 Blood Announced

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Turtle Rock is currently developing a cooperative shooter game where players will fend off hordes of zombies for the sake of their own survival, which sounds a lot like what L4D offered but they insist that it really is an original and unique IP.

Despite taking inspiration from the popular co-op zombie shooter franchise, the development team insists that the game is not Left 4 Dead 3 at all. They are about to introduce new features to honor the legacy of the preceding titles but being very coy about them.

RELATED: Job Listing Suggests Left 4 Dead 3 in Development?

Back in June 2018, a job listing for hiring animator, character concept artist and level designers with expertise of working on competitive FPS posted by the studio for a globally known franchise had many of us believed that Left 4 Dead 3 was indeed in development.

Of course, B4B will have a campaign mode while option for player-versus-player combat will also be there. However, they are not planning on to push a Battle Royale mode for it as it is heading to launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Developers are working in collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for this project that is committed to a player-first mentality. With everything they have learned over years, Turtle Rock Studios only focuses to move forward with new ideas.

When finished, Back 4 Blood would be a great opportunity for old-school fans of Left 4 Dead to jump back into a genre they craved for so long and new generation of players would be able to experience the same thrill of taking on undead hordes with squad mates.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Battlefield V Firestorm Official Reveal

Official Firestorm reveal trailer for Battle Royale mode of Battlefield V heralds the release date to be March 25.

Even though standard Battle Royale games offer a 100 player stand-off to death, developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts will allow only 64 to compete in Firestorm mode of their latest first-person shooter game Battlefield V.

A statement issued back in October 2018 announced that players will not receive battle royale mode until March 2019 and now, March 25 is revealed to be the release date for it to all BFV players worldwide via a new trailer dropped by EA.

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Battlefield V Firestorm Official Reveal

RELATED: Battlefield V Battle Royale Firestorm Coming in 2019

Check out the brand-new official reveal trailer for Firestorm, featuring brief battle royale action sequences from Battlefield 5.




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The trailer starts with a typical style for last-man-standing shooter where we see soldiers jumping off planes in parachute to their destined battleground and help each other out to bring them to their feet, only to notice other squads to drop nearby.

Then they each head to nearby establishments to seek cover and weapons, followed by a shootout between two parties. Bombs starts dropping from above when a red flare is shot at the house next to barn filled with a rival group.

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The gang who arrived first is now out in the open and one of their members finds a tractor that they use to ram through opposing force to break out of the barn they were in. To evade an ever imposing ring of fire on them, they all hop in a helicopter found close at hand.

Moving to a new land to fight, they come across an enemy boat and one of them is lost in the ensuing gunfire. By the time they reach to ground, tanks are deployed, dams are destroyed, forests are burnt and the fire is closing in quicker.

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The fight reaches to a climax and the leader of the group draws out his melee weapon to charge at an enemy when he is out of ammo and another of his squad member bites the dust while one of his teammates attempts to shoot that man by targeting him via rifle scope.

Introducing Battlefield's biggest map ever from DICE team, Firestorm lets player engage solo or in 4-person squads as they collect loots and unlock vehicles to ride to victory parade aside from calling in V-1 flying bomb for reinforcements.

RELATED: Battlefield V Battle Royale Firestorm Footage Leaked

Despite a lot of complaints against the developers for failing to live up to expectation and release of an early leaked footage of Battle Royale mode, Firestorm trailer still manages to shine and promise players a great experience that would probably help them redeem themselves.

Set on World War II era, Battlefield V is currently available for everyone to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Though it may sound a little disappointing but those who want to play in duos will have to wait till April 2019 for the mode to finally arrive on the game.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Apex Legends Rumored to Include Titans

Respawn Entertainment is rumored to add giant robot Titans to their sensational battle royale shooter Apex Legends.

Ever since developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts came up with free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One based on their renowned Titanfall series, it has taken over the genre.

Although we are not getting Titanfall 3 anytime soon, Respawn is rumored to add iconic mech-styled Titans from the series to this latest Battle Royale spin-off title that has already topped 50 million player counts within a month of release.

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Apex Legends Rumored to Include Titans

RELATED: Apex Legends Revealed and Out Now

Even before the game arrived for all, people were hoping to see those hulking machines rampaging throughout the battlegrounds but no one really was quite sure how they would fit into the gameplay mechanics of the title.

Set in Titanfall universe after the events of Titanfall 2, the last-man-standing shooter takes place on a lawless sector of victorious militia force Frontier called the Outlands. So, those 20-feet tall machines can start stomping around the landscape of Apex anytime now.

RELATED: Electronic Arts Acquires Respawn Entertainment

Below is the video with information that has been causing all the stirring about Titans into Apex Legends battle royale lately.




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The clip is taken from an early and unreleased build of Apex that features voice lines uttered by a Pathfinder that includes mention of Infected, Reapers, Spectres and Stalkers other than Titans, all belonging to the same fictional universe.

All three of Reapers, Spectres and Stalkers are known ground enemy types from previous games of the franchise. "Infected Coming In" line probably refers to players infecting other rivals to join their side much like Halo's "Infected" mode.

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Reapers of Titanfall 2

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If these robots are included as all-new enemy classes, then we might very well be getting a PvPvE mode where aside from killing each other, players have to worry about and stay alert from being ambushed by these dreaded enemies as well.

On its second month from global launch, Apex Legends has already managed to gather a massive community of players who are eagerly waiting for their first major content update and we sincerely hope that Respawn will make it worth for everyone.

Minecraft Coming to Xbox Game Pass

Popular sandbox survival title Minecraft is heading over to Xbox Game Pass subscription service next month.

Following its inception back in May 2009, developer/publisher Mojang had one of the most active community in gaming with their sandbox survival game Minecraft that has an engaging player base of over 91 million people that is only growing.

Acclaimed and mostly known for a complex crafting system with other adventure elements, the game is heading over to a large catalog of great games on Xbox Game Pass for members of the monthly subscription service by Microsoft on April 4, 2019.

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Minecraft Coming to Xbox Game Pass

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The game embraces the excitement of building within an infinite world full of blocks and lets you create literally anything that you can think of. Either you choose to play alone or with your friends, there are limitless ways to enjoy playing for hours.

Online multiplayer lets you interact with a massive number of players from across the world and constant free updates will keep adding new environment and tools. Update Aquatic had expanded oceans territory last year and upcoming Village & Pillage will bring some more change.

RELATED: Xbox Game Pass Adds Telltale's Walking Dead and More

Currently available on twenty different platforms like devices running on Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One, Minecraft players can deep dive into a variety of content pool from in-game marketplace by many different creators.

Also to note, Kingdom: New Lands, Late Shift, Portal Knights and Sacred Citadel are going to leave Xbox Game Pass on April 2018. Anyone interested to continue playing these titles would do better to buy these games and carry on their ongoing progress.

State of Decay 2 Choose Your Own Apocalypse Update Release Date

Upcoming "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" Update for State of Decay 2 by Undead Labs will add new difficulty modes.

Developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios continued their successful legacy of open world zombie survival video game State of Decay from 2013 with its sequel title State of Decay 2 that came out in 2018 for PC and Xbox One.

With mixed to average response from critics and fan-base, the game amassed a total of 3 million players within months and went on to release two DLCs. The studio recently announced of releasing brand-new "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update later this month.

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State of Decay 2 "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" Update Release Date

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It was revealed during a latest episode of Inside Xbox that players who own either of Standard and Ultimate Edition or have subscription to Xbox Game Pass will be able to download "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update for free when it arrives on March 26.

You get to choose from two new difficulty modes called Dread Zone and Nightmare Zone to put your survival skills to test. Either go out on behalf of your existing community or just start a new one before dipping your toes into those zones.

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Dread Zone will challenge you with a blood plague that comes with a faster-acting infection gauge. There will be fewer resources to scavenge while pits you against deadlier horde of zombies and plague-infected juggernauts.

Nightmare Zone is for more experienced and hardcore players, who will come across a tougher crowd of hostile NPCs and an infection period that lets one last for only 10 minutes. Obviously, packs of annoying freaks will make it miserable for you in the mean time.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Independence Pack DLC

Back in November 2018, developers came up with Zedhunter update that brought us slew of changes and mentioning Undead Labs is about to introduce their next SOD2 update in 2019 for a new level of difficulty experience.

Surviving in a post-apocalyptic world is no joyride for sure but those who love some punishing challenges would admire the changes derived from past DLCs of State of Decay 2 will have fun with "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" update for sure.

Master Chief Collection Coming to PC, Adds Halo: Reach

Xbox One compilation of Halo: The Master Chief Collection will add Halo: Reach and will launch on PC later this year.

Before they became well-known for popular multiplayer shooter franchise Destiny, developer Bungie Studios had a history with Halo series of military science fiction shooter that is currently helmed by 343 Industries, subsidiary of Xbox Game Studios.

Halo: Reach was a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved that they developed back in 2010 is going to be added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a definitive series compilation and both are coming to PC, according to an announcement made during a recent episode of Inside Xbox.

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Master Chief Collection Coming to PC, Adds Halo: Reach

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Witness the official announcement trailer for a legendary saga heading over to PC after remaining exclusive to Xbox consoles for many years.




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MCC will be made available on Microsoft Store and Steam in its entirety but a release date is yet to be revealed. With that, two of the most frequently made request from Halo community is finally getting fulfilled and fans are having what they wanted all along.

To ensure a flawless experience on PC, 343 Industries is looking to deliver every little aspects and features of the original collection. Therefore, each title will see launch one by one only after their team of developers deems it to be ready.

RELATED: Hunt: Showdown Coming to Xbox Game Preview

Master Chief's story will start arriving on the new platform with Halo: Reach that marks the beginnings of his journey. Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4 will follow a chronological order of release afterwards.

Rather than having players to wait for a few years while they thoroughly work on each title until it is finally ready to drop, fans can now jump into action right away whenever a game is complete and joins the rest of the bundle.

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Halo – Reach Will Be Added to Master Chief Collection

RELATED: Halo TV Series Comes to Showtime

Not only player community has been asking to bring MCC on PC, adding Reach to the fray was also one of their second most asked demands. Aside from granting those two requests, 343 Industries is looking forward to work on fan feedbacks as well.

Working side by side with Splash Damage and Ruffian, 343 development team is dedicating their efforts to deliver a true experience of Master Chief Collection in 4K resolution and HDR graphics on a constant 60FPS frame rate.

RELATED: Halo Infinite Announced

Everyone who already owns the collection will receive multiplayer content of Reach including Forge and the Theater on Xbox One but Campaign and Firefight mode will come to all as a premium digital add-on.

Active subscribers of Xbox Game Pass are automatically getting access to Halo: Reach as well as MCC in their monthly subscription deal. Players on PC can have the same great experiences by purchasing the title on Microsoft Store and Steam upon release.

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Master Chief Collection on Xbox Game Pass

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With Halo Infinite inbound for release as the next game in franchise and a live-action television series heading to Showtime, Microsoft has made a smart move for fans and new players to keep busy saving mankind into the boots of Spartan super-soldiers by then.

Originally, Halo: The Master Chief Collection landed on 2014 facing a rocky reception at launch for poor matchmaking options but fixed later via a series of patches and now a new platform of audience is getting ready to step into Halo universe.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Hunt: Showdown Coming to Xbox Game Preview

FPS bounty hunting game Hunt: Showdown from Crytek is coming to Xbox Game Preview on spring 2019.

After going through much trouble, survival horror first-person shooter Hunt: Showdown from developer/publisher Crytek has managed to see launch in Early Access of Steam on February 22, 2018 and received mostly positive remarks.

Making good on their previous announcement made back it Gamescom 2018, the studio is bringing the FPS game to Xbox Game Preview program in association with Microsoft Studios, for Xbox One players on spring 2019.

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Hunt: Showdown Coming to Xbox Game Preview

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Here goes your Xbox Game Preview teaser of pre-alpha Hunt: Showdown, heralding of its arrival later this year.




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Players can jump into a dark world Louisiana swamps full of bounty hunters seeking gold for slaying monsters, solo or in posse for a competitive online multiplayer gameplay in a tensed surrounding to always make you feel the thrill of survival.

Though Hunt is mostly designed for PvP experience, developers inserted deep PvE elements into the mix as well. Its genre is a mix of action and strategy for sake of survival, which constantly keeps you on edge.

RELATED: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Leaked

Crytek has been keeping up with a community-driven development cycle so far and Xbox early access will allow them to go further on same track. Based on received community feedback, they have added new equipment, features and settings to it.

When you are in a match, every moment is a high-risk situation that only leads to high-rewards. However, whenever you die in-game, your Hunter character is gone for good and so are all the gears they were packing.

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Thrill of Survival

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Audio design was one of the top priorities for Hunt developers to create a tense atmosphere where players not only feel their enemies and bosses lurking around but also gives away your position to them if you are too noisy at work.

Whether you set your eyes on high prizes or stay in your safety fence and keep grinding, thrive alone or in group, Hunt: Showdown offers you bunch of different ways to enjoy the experience depending on how you would like to play it.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

Official launch trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice showcases a journey to restore honor and take revenge of the one-armed Wolf.

As we are slowly marching towards the launch of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by developer From Software and publisher Activision for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 22, 2019, our excitement only grows for the game each passing day.

Curious players waiting for the heavily anticipated upcoming action-adventure are not getting any early reviews for a decision made by the publisher. However, you can always take a last-minute good look at the game through launch trailer.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Launch Trailer

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Witness the one-armed Wolf out on his quest for revenge in the new official launch trailer of Sekiro, courtesy of From Software.




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The trailer opens up with new and unforeseen footage from the game where a wooden structure of some sorts is completely destroyed by a giant, raging bull that has a fiery log for horns as it approaches our ninja protagonist.

He parried an attack with his sword, jumped back even and when it still rushed towards him aggressively, the shinobi displays a new ability of vanishing in thin air and then reappearing on his position again, ready to strike again with a fire-attack.

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Then it cut backs to a prior time when he and his master, the Owl were in a conversation regarding the latter handing his apprentice a task of protecting a young boy of great importance and failure is not a choice.

Unfortunately, Sekiro gets a prosthetic after losing his arm in ensuing fight before that boy is taken. So, he declares war against Ashina clan and unleashes his deadly warrior spirit upon them to seek revenge and fulfill his mission.

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Going face-to-face with deadly enemies, hostile lands and gruesome boss-battles, a world of pain and suffering unveils ahead of the Wolf. Luckily, he came prepared by arming himself with powerful tools and awesome ninja abilities.

Fans of both Bloodborne and Dark Souls series may not find familiar aspects of those titles in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice but regardless of much RPG elements, it still is a great action game with an intriguing back-story shrouded in mystery.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Battlefield V Battle Royale Firestorm Footage Leaked

Scheduled to come in spring 2019, video of battle royale mode "Firestorm" for Battlefield V has been leaked online.

Ever since first-person shooter title Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts is launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last year, it has been in series of troubles but players are still waiting for some of its post-launch content.

After waiting for months, fans are finally getting an early look at the game's battle royale mode, Firestorm through a leaked tutorial video slightly ahead of an official reveal, which was set to arrive at some point on March 2019.

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Battlefield V Battle Royale Firestorm Footage Leaked

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Below is the actual leaked footage of "Firestorm" Battle Royale mode of Battlefield 5 that has found its way online, offering an early glimpse.




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Though many already knows that Firestorm is designed as a last-man-standing shooter on World War II premise where 64 player will try to hunt each other down for the ultimate glory but there will be twist on traditional Battle Royale fashion.

According to the leaked BV clip, you can jump into the middle of action after picking from Solo, Duo and Squads options. Scavenging for items and weapons will begin as soon as people are dropped on the open-world map in parachute.

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Depending on where you chose to land, availability of loot would vary from their quantity and type. As landing spots, urban areas will reward players with more gear but would also present great challenges as everyone else would be after them.

Throughout the map, you will come across objectives and safes that will lead you to combat vehicles, rare items and reinforcements. These are the tools with advantages that one needs to change the course of fight and secure victory in the end.

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Weapon categories are divided into three different tiers; Common, Rare and Epic, all requiring unique ammo and not much of them can be carried. So, inventory management skill would come in handy or you can share loot with your teammates until you find a backpack to extend slots.

Class specific perks are not a part of Firestorm battle royale mode as you and your squad is fighting for life. Downed players can still use their sidearm while being revived by some allies but it would only work as long as you don't bleed out completely.

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In overall comparison, B5 apparently made many improvements to the genre that would hopefully get enough traction and responding to the original Reddit leak, EA took Twitter to state that there are more to come than what we just saw here. Can't wait to find that out!

Although there are no respawning like Apex Legends and no 100-player support like we have in Fortnite or Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Battlefield V is adding their own unique takes to make Battle Royale mode great again.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Activision Won't Send Sekiro Early Review Copies

Publisher Activision is not sending out early review copies for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice before until it releases worldwide.

Upcoming anticipated action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from developer From Software and publisher Activision is only a few weeks away from releasing worldwide on March 22, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

However, unlike many other AAA-titles in the market, reviewer will not get a chance to have their early take on the game, because the publisher will not be sending out early copies for review before the game sees release.

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Activision Won't Send Sekiro Early Review Copies

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News came in first from video game reviewer Skill Up from YouTube, who Tweeted saying Activision will not send out early review codes until the game releases.



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Usually, when a publisher doesn't want to send out review copies early before official release of a game, the quality of the game becomes a matter of concern. However, we can rest assured considering From Software is behind development wheels for the game.

Skill Up also vouched up in this matter saying, the developers are definitely worthy of our benefit of the doubt about quality given their early track records with fan-favorite games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls trilogy in the past.

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Following a press event in London, the publisher actually confirmed to several parties that they are not giving away pre-release review codes anytime before launch and people have to wait until Sekiro finally releases within weeks.

Whatever early gameplay demo they released so far, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice looks a solid title with stunning visuals. Activision is most likely has done this to prevent players from getting any spoilers in advance and not because they doesn't have faith in the product.

RAGE 2: Wasteland Superhero Trailer

Conquer the wasteland of post-apocalyptic shooter Rage 2 with an array of outlandish superpowers.

An upcoming sequel to 2010 first-person shooter game Rage by id Software, RAGE 2 is being spearheaded by developer Avalanche Studios and publisher Bethesda Softworks where you play as protagonist character ranger Walker.

Scheduled to release on May 14, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game has already dropped a few gameplay trailers to showcase several in-game mechanics. Since we are still a few months away from the game to come, how about another new trailer?

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RAGE 2: Wasteland Superhero Trailer

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Enjoy the brand-new "Wasteland Superhero" trailer that Bethesda has launched recently to debrief some more features.




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Have you ever wanted a superpower for yourself? Of course, we all did at some point and to an extent, only to realize we actually can't. However, RAGE 2 lets you be a superhero of your own right to protect the wasteland from all atrocities.

Of course, our hero Walker is no caped crusader but he wears super high-tech body armor and wields some of the sickest guns. Then there are a range of cool abilities that goes hand to hand with his weapons and even complement them.

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Conquer the Wasteland

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One of his primary combat moves is a ground-pound attack called Slam, which is capable of delivering devastating damage to enemy as it is performed from height. Aim from a higher surface to drop it on 'em for maximum impact and leave them as paste.

Another powerful attack move is known as Shatter, where Walker throws away his foes off his face in situations where he is overpowered by a herd or just simply makes their heads explode using a smashing kinetic blast.

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Barrier is used to put up a portable shield to block incoming projectiles while killing anything that touches it and Vortex drags a bunch of your enemies into one place. A well-timed combo of this two will result in a slaughter of a small group.

These are the abilities you can pick up on the go and a regular use of them will make you a master of superpowers. Plus, over 70 badass upgrades are available for your abilities ranging from cooldown decrease to damage increase and more.

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Post-Apocalyptic Battlefield

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Mixing up such abilities with regular player movements like Dash, Float, Grav-Jump, Rush and Vortex jumps of the last Ranger will make you an efficient protector of wasteland. With such cool powers in your arsenal, play defensive or offensive as you like.

RAGE 2 sets out to be a full R-rated action fiesta and you can place your pre-order the game on your preferred platform to receive exclusive Cult of the Death God mission and legendary armor of Nicholas Raine from original Rage.