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Showing posts with label Xbox One. Show all posts

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Xbox Game Pass Adds PUBG and More

To celebrate X018, Microsoft’s Xbox event, games like Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, PUBG and much more are added to Xbox Game Pass.

During the global celebration of Microsoft’s Xbox fan event, X018, their monthly gaming subscription service Xbox Game Pass had some defining moments for the embers by adding several more amazing games to the library.

The already enriched catalog has more than 100 great games including notable Xbox One- exclusive titles and constantly adding more whenever they get a chance. X018 just put in some new blockbuster games that you can enjoy this holiday.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds PUBG and More

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Members are given access to games like Grip: Combat Racing, Sniper Elite 4 and more for November. Yet we are almost certain that some of the newly added games will make you forget the ones you were already playing until now.

Xbox Game Pass membership offers you the ultimate battle royale experience and by that, we do not mean any of those doppelganger titles out there. You crave for dark fantasy or action-adventure? We got that covered as well.

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Coming to Xbox Game Pass

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The biggest addition to the subscription service in celebration of X018 is definitely 100 players online multiplayer shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds from PUBG Corporation. In just two days, PUBG will be available to access from November 12.

The second biggest announcement has to be hauntingly epic Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice from developer/publisher Ninja Theory. However, you will have to wait some more until December 17 to get your hands on the title.

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Thief of Thieves on Xbox Game Pass

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Also joining the lineup in December will be indie adventure Kingdom: Two Crowns from Raw Fury and Metroidvania platform-adventure Ori and the Blind Forest from Moon Studios. Both of these games come with favorable reception and offer you a good time.

We figure that you may get impatient to wait till the next month and so, Thief of Thieves, a video game adaptation from acclaimed comic-book author Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead) is currently accessible for you.

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps Will Come to Xbox Game Pass

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By November 22, Microsoft will add up Agents of Mayhem, MXGP3 and Thomas Was Alone to the list. Additional games from independent developers like Aftercharge, Mutant Year Zero, Pathologic 2, Secret Neighbor, Supermarket Shriek, The Good Life and Void Bastards will follow.

When upcoming platform-adventure Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be released worldwide in 2019 for PC and Xbox One, it will be made available in Xbox Game Pass at the same time. A sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest, return of guardian spirit Ori in a newest release was announced back at E3 2017.

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Xbox Game Pass Mobile App Now Available

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Also, the companion Xbox Game Pass app to discover the service on the go is currently available on Android and iOS to bring the experience at your handhold. You can easily discover and download games to your Xbox console using mobile devices.

By taking consumer feedback into account, Microsoft is constantly working on it make the usage of these apps more seamless. Just remember to set "Instant-On" and enable remote installations in Settings menu. If you don't have them yet, head over to App Store or Google Play to get them.

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Xbox Exclusive Forza Horizon 4 on Xbox Game Pass

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Aside from the 16 newly announced games, the subscription service offers you sensational Xbox exclusive Forza Horizon 4, the highest-rated open world driving game with a dynamic weather system and a collection of over 450 different cars.

Since the game is also an Xbox Play Anywhere title, you can choose to play it on PC or on Xbox One as it comes with shared progress and cloud save support across platforms. Another two noteworthy inclusions would be Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2.

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Lastly, to provide great value to the subscribers in general, Xbox Game Pass presents a new offer on the table that new members cannot afford to pass. You can sign up for a monthly membership for the first month by spending only $1, starting today.

Offered for a limited time only, you can be a proud member to the service where more than 100 great games cataloged and brand-new titles are lining up each month. If the price still doesn't interest you then you can always try out a 14-Day Free Trial.

Inside Xbox X018 Event

Inside Xbox livestreams their major Xbox One announcement and highlights of X018 Event from Mexico City.

Mexico City was lightening up this weekend, with the return of Microsoft’s Xbox fan event X018 for November 10-11. Courtesy of Inside Xbox, this entire fan-fest is going to be streamed live for those who couldn't attend the program in person.

More than over 10,000 fans came to celebrate this fourth-annual event and have first look at the upcoming projects. Team Xbox members are bringing in some major announcements on video games are heading this way for players on PC and Xbox One.

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Inside Xbox X018 Event

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Since the live broadcast started long before the actual show, we advise you to skip to 29:51 for the announcements to roll in. Cheers!




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Crackdown 3 | Wrecking Zone Multiplayer




When people heard that Microsoft's action-adventure title Crackdown 3 won't be at E3 2018 and the game is pushed to 2019, people were generally disappointed. X018 makes up for all the frustration and delivers new news on the game.

An all-new multiplayer mode Wrecking Zone is showcased in a gameplay video into an open-world, where you destroy every piece of in-game environment with explosives and advanced weapons to take down your enemies.

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Xbox Game Pass | New Games




The Netflix equivalent of gaming, Xbox Game Pass subscription service is really offering a blast by announcing to add a total of 16 new titles and the first one they included is a worldwide battle royale sensation, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

PUBG will be followed by Thief of Thieves, while Agents of Mayhem, MXGP3 and Thomas Was Alone will join on November 22. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Kingdom: Two Crowns and Ori and the Blind Forest arrive on December.

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Ori and the Blind Forest Coming to Xbox Game Pass

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Other indie titles that are coming to Xbox One are Aftercharge, Mutant Year Zero, Pathologic 2, Secret Neighbor, Supermarket Shriek and The Good Life. Upcoming platform-adventure Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be available at launch in 2019.

Don't forget to try out the Xbox Game Pass app on App Store or Google Play for Android and iOS to download your games straight to your console. Also, signing up for membership right now will get you the first full month for $1 only.

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Xbox Black Friday Deals




Although Halloween is over for this year, another holiday season is headed this way fast and prepare for the biggest Black Friday sale of ages, because you can get a $100 off on Xbox One consoles and that brings it to the lowest price ever.

Just like the Xbox Game Pass offers, you can sign up for Xbox Live Gold to get your first month for only $1. Get Disneyland Adventures, Forza Horizon 4, PUBG and State of Decay 2 for 35% off or go for Forza Motorsport 7 and Sea of Thieves to get 50% off.

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Forza Horizon 4: Fortune Island | Expansion Pack DLC




Latest installment of the open world racing game Forza Horizon 4 from developer Playground Games has just announced their first expansion "Fortune Island", which is coming on December 13 to take players to the northern reaches of British Isles.

This is going to be a lot more fun and exciting experience as you will now be driving through dangerous cliff side roads and mountain switchbacks under the extreme weather condition that brings in fierce lightning storms.

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Fortune Island Expansion for Forza Horizon 4

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Another fine addition to the game is all five of Ken Block’s Ford vehicles as a courtesy of GymkhanaTEN franchise. These custom-built powerful machines will be added to the game on early November for Car Pass members.

Fortune Island comes along with the Forza Horizon 4 Expansions Bundle worth $34.99 only for a total of two. If you have gotten your hands on the Ultimate Edition or the Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle already, you won't have to worry about that at all.

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Sea of Thieves | The Arena Update




Action-adventure game Sea of Thieves is getting a free content update soon, which will be the fifth one since launch and will introduce a PvP game mode called "The Arena" to test out their skills against each other in competitive matches.

Players will take part in a race to find treasure and beat your rival crews while the clock is ticking. Also a new Trading Company called the Sea Dogs is introduced, who will offer you goals and rewards, while a new-tavern area is included as well.

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State of Decay 2 | Zedhunter Pack




This November 16, zombie survival game State of Decay 2 is going to release their next content the Zedhunter Pack. This one comes with a very cool silent crossbow to hunt down zombies and there are some useful melee weapons to use as well.

Now that four million players have joined the community, this free update will be the first among a line of other planned updates for 2019 like a brand-new gameplay setting and Return to Trumble Valley DLC that features a map from original State of Decay.

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With all the features, games, supports and updates coming for Windows and Xbox console, people in Mexico City really got a blast out of X018. Xbox Game Pass got the best part from the entire show as they got a lineup of more than a dozen games for their members.

Also, Microsoft worked up their game development section really good this year by working with so many new companies and now they have two more promising studios to work with. Hopefully, players on their home console will see a great number of exclusives in the foreseeable future.

Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Xbox One backward compatibility feature brings Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy and Civilization Revolution as Xbox One X enhanced from Xbox 360.

The entire Xbox community came celebrating the fourth-annual X018 event this weekend at Mexico City and Microsoft Studios teamed up with Square Enix to announce that Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy will be backwards compatible on Xbox One from November 13.

It is time for fans of the series to rejoice in excitement as Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII from role-playing game franchise Final Fantasy has joined the library of Xbox One X enhanced backward compatibility.

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Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

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These three action RPG titles from "Fabula Nova Crystallis" saga with mostly positive receptions were originally released within 2009 to 2013 for Xbox 360 consoles aside from other platforms like Android, iOS, PC and PlayStation 3.

Not only are these games are being made available for Microsoft's eighth-generation home console, FFXIII Trilogy is receiving enhanced visual upgrade to be enjoyed on the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X.

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The above-mentioned titles will soon join previously announced lineup of Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X HD Remaster, Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and World of Final Fantasy Maxima as part of Final Fantasy Legacy Collection, will be releasing throughout 2019.

On another note, turn-based strategy game Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution from developer Firaxis Games and publisher 2K Games has also received Xbox One X enhanced update. Back in April 2017, the title joined the backward catalog of games already.

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FFXIII and Civilization Revolution is Xbox One X Enhanced

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Some people may have missed their chance with these titles the first time they were launched and had no way of playing it back now without migrating back to older consoles or maybe experience it on PC if there is a version available. This is where the Xbox One backwards compatible feature comes to play.

Microsoft has done a great job amassing more than 500 titles from Xbox 360 platform and 25 of them are enhanced for Xbox One X. Another 32 original Xbox classic titles are now available to enjoy on your Xbox One devices.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 Videos Deleted and Restored by YouTube

YouTube deletes and then restores back Red Dead Redemption 2 controversial videos of killing feminist NPC.

Developer/publisher Rockstar Games didn't launch Western-themed action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 with intent of just riding horses and camping in the woods but it also involves a lot of rooting tooting cowboy shooting.

Since the in-game lead character Arthur Morgan is an outlaw, you expect him being involved in some activities during the gameplay that may not be pleasant but that is okay. However, it seems that YouTube wasn't so sure about it before it became a matter of concern.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Videos Deleted and Restored by YouTube

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Recently, YouTube took down a gaming channel known as Shirrako Gaming of 500,000  subscribers base for a gameplay video they uploaded earlier, claiming the content have broke their community guidelines by showing the player attacking a feminist NPC (Non-Player Character).

Titled "Annoying Feminist Fed To Alligator", the video depicts Arthur attacks a female suffragette before saddling her up on his horse and then feeding her to an alligator to take a chomp at her. He then stomped her with boots for a while afterwards.

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Now such display of violence against suffragette woman NPC in RDR2 are often labeled online as attacks against feminists and these videos are quickly becoming very popular to a certain part of gaming community these days.

YouTube apparently couldn't tell real footage of violence from the ones taken from popular video game and took them down for breach of guidelines but these contents are only prohibited if they come under fire, which t didn't.

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Shirrako Gaming promptly took Twitter to address the takedown of his channel by the video-sharing website for promoting violence by killing a female NPC.



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Immediately after the ban, a massive fan-outcry followed over the deletion move by the site and upon realizing their mistake, the action is reviewed again and the channel was eventually restored the following day with all videos.

Seeing the matter going out of hands, the company's wider gaming team handled the situation and YouTube's head of gaming, Ryan Wyatt confirmed that they will educate the reviewers from repeating such mistakes in future to avoid such inconvenience.

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Here is the video in question that created the so called feminist controversy on YouTube regarding the game.




RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Trailer

Now that the air is clear once again, people are hitting search for Red Dead Redemption 2 videos where women's rights activists are getting punched in the face, run over by trains or even thrown into mine shafts in the Wild West.

However, these controversial video clips are now restricted only to audience above 18 years of age and that clearly makes sense. Hopefully, the misogynistic attitude towards outspoken feminists within a game is not going to be the subject of their concern anymore.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Final Fantasy XV DLC Cancelled

Square Enix cancelled upcoming four DLC episodes for Final Fantasy XV. Also, game director Hajime Tabata quits the company.

Back in April, developer/publisher Square Enix of action role-playing game Final Fantasy XV announced additional content for the 2016 game in a panel at PAX East, which includes four new episodes planned to release on 2019.

Today, they revealed in a livestream that three of these four expansion packs are cancelled. On top of that, game director Hajime Tabata is also confirmed to have left the company after finishing his last work day on October 31. This is just too much to take in, right?

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Final Fantasy XV DLC Cancelled

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Before the unexpected official announcement, these character-focused episodes include Aranea, Ardyn, Lunafreye and Noctis were to offer side stories and an alternate finale. Except for episode Ardyn, rest three is scrapped now.

Ardyn is currently scheduled to release in March 2019 and the events of this episode takes place before the story of FFXV, where players have the chance to take the role of Ardyn Izunia, the main antagonist of the game.

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There would also be a tie-in anime titled, Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn - Prologue that explores the reason behind Ardyn becoming so vengeful. We also have a preview of the episode in a form of teaser trailer here. Check this out.




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Luminous Productions, an internal studio of Square Enix were in charge of developing these content add-ons will now focus on developing a brand-new AAA title for global market since they are no longer tasked to the DLC episodes anymore.

On director Hajime Tabata quitting the studio, the official statements mentioned him resigning back in October, probably in pursuit of founding his own company. He sincerely thanked all of the loyal fans in his resignation letter for supporting the game for years.

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Game Director Hajime Tabata Leaves Square Enix

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When Square Enix initially released plans for bringing more content to Final Fantasy XV, fans were convinced that the game will never end considering the title was originally announced back in 2006 before it saw release in 2016, exactly ten years later.

Unfortunately, that certainly is not the case at hand until further development because according to one of their earnings report, this executive decision of cancelling the DLCs resulted in a tremendous amount of loss of around $33 million.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Hits 17 Million Sales

Rockstar Games has shipped more copies of Red Dead Redemption 2 within a week than the original did in eight years.

The most anticipated video game of 2018, Red Dead Redemption 2 from developer/publisher Rockstar Games was launched on October 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to meet with immense success that even surpassed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Recently, an official financial report from Rockstar's parent company Take-Two Interactive has revealed that so far they have shipped over a whooping 17 million copies of their critically acclaimed Western-themed action-adventure game.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Hits 17 Million Sales

RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App Hints PC Version

However, this sell-in figure means that there are numbers included for physical copies that are already shipped to retailers but yet not obtained by customers. No matter which way you want to look at it, that is an extremely impressive number in just 12 days after launch.

This narrative open-world game debuted with the biggest opening weekend by earning over $725 million in just three days and then outsold the eight years of overall sales of original Red Dead Redemption in just eight days.

RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App for Mobile

Even Take-Two and Rockstar Games have admitted that Red Dead Redemption 2 has exceeded their expectation by crossing such landmark in so little time. Previously, only Grand Theft Auto V was able to pull such feat and ended up earning over $6 billion till date.

This insane level of success also comes with a much appreciated critical acclaim for RDR2, which has undoubtedly raised the bar for other games in general these days. Although there are reports of a few bugs but Rockstar is working to provide a fix soon.

Monday, November 5, 2018

The Joker and Harley Quinn Coming to PUBG

The Joker and Harley Quinn escaped Belle Reve Penitentiary for a Suicide Squad crossover event in PUBG.

Battle Royale genre of games already had enough competitors like Fortnite, Free Fire and H1Z1 to give PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds a run for their money before Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 came out introducing the Blackout mode.

To stay relevant to players these days, PUBG has decided to do a crossover event (or what everyone else thought) with 2016's superhero movie Suicide Squad to generate some hype for the game but it turns out that they were only intending to release new skins.

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The Joker and Harley Quinn Coming to PUBG

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To be very specific, only the skin of The Joker and Harley Quinn are going to be available and the trailer below showcases how things are going to be.




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Although The Joker skin doesn't look anything close to how Jared Leto portrayed the character in Suicide Squad movie except for his garb. His face is just covered with white paint and he is not even sporting his evil grin on his face. In all honesty, it looks horrible.

Harley Quinn doesn't look anything like Margot Robbie either but her resemblance is close enough to the original counterpart compared to her better half. The baseball bat she carries around o her back may serve as a weapon akin to the infamous pan though.

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PUBG Corp. didn't go into revealing further detail aside from the announcement trailer on how or if this exclusive appearance of the Clown Prince of Crime and his crazy girlfriend is going to impact the game anyhow.

Back in May 2018, their rival company Epic Games did a limited time Infinity Gauntlet mashup in Fortnite following the release of Avengers: Infinity War movie. Not only PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds joined the party late, all they got for now is two DC villains. Tough luck indeed!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Kingdom Hearts 3 Tangled Trailer

Kingdom Hearts 3 sets Sora, Donald and Goofy to Kingdom of Corona from Tangled to meet with Flynn and Rapunzel.

With Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far seeing a successful run on PlayStation 4, players are preparing themselves and building hype for the upcoming action role-playing game Kingdom Hearts III, which is scheduled to be released on January 25, 2019.

Developer/publisher Square Enix is bringing back Sora and his gang consisting Donald Duck, Goofy, King Mickey and Riku for the twelfth installment of the series on PS4 and Xbox One. In the sideline, they are launching some exciting trailers related to the plot.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Tangled Trailer

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The newest trailer of Kingdom Hearts III explores the Kingdom of Corona from Disney animated movie Tangled from 2010.




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Sora ended up on Corona with his friends only to come across Rapunzel, who just came out of the tower to see the outside world as Flynn Rider was climbing on it. The golden haired girl is then quickly confronted by plant-like creatures that Mother Gothel probably left behind to keep an eye on her.

Sweet talking thief Flynn points out that he can get her to the Kingdom but to him, Sora and his friends seem to be more accustomed for combat. So, they jump in to help and together they defeated all creatures. The trailer ends with Rapunzel saying "Best day ever!", just like she does at one point in the movie.

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Another fun-filled Kingdom Hearts III trailer has just teased players with more exciting stories and it just keeps getting better each time. After crossing over with Big Hero 6, Frozen and Pirates of the Caribbean, bringing Tangled into the mix really set the bar on top.

The last mainline game from the series came out more than a decade ago and so many movies have come out in the mean time. Now that Disney has acquired Pixar, other popular franchise like Monsters, Inc and Toy Story came to play as well.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Hitman 2 Live-Action Launch Trailer

Hitman 2 official live-action launch trailer brings back Sean Bean as elusive target Mark Faba, "The Undying".

The release of Hitman 2 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as an upcoming rebooted sequel from the stealth video game series Hitman from developer IO Interactive and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive is only a week away, on 13 November 2018.

So far, the game looks impressive and it comes with a lot of improvements to gameplay elements. A trailer is just released to celebrate the launch of the game and with that actor Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Oath) returns to play an in-game character.

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Hitman 2 Live-Action Launch Trailer 

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Watch the live-action launch trailer for Hitman 2 as Sean Bean narrates the nature of an assassin in his usual charisma.




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The role Sean is playing in the game is of an Elusive Target named Mark Faba but he is mostly known to people as "The Undying". In the previous trailer, he came for a therapy session and opened up about his life before shooting down the counselor, revealing him to be an assailant sent to kill him.

He now explains that a true assassin doesn't need a silencer pistol or a hidden blade, instead he should use his head to become the master of his craft. He then shows using a rubber ducky as a detonator and toilet flush as a distraction noise for others.

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To be innovative while on work you can take a weird disguise by wearing a huge mascot suit and then use a big fish, boat, a frying pan, a steel pipe or propane tank to hit your target. Electrocuting them is not off the table as well.

As he was closing his statement and takes a sip of his drink, it is implied that he was served by the silent killer protagonist who purposefully spilled poison in the glass previously. He then goes outside blending into the crowd after changing into his work dress.

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On a lighter note, the actor opened up with UNILAD Gaming about his experience to become the elusive target Mark Faba in Hitman 2 and you shouldn't miss it.




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Considering how every character Sean Bean ever plays always end up dying, his role as "The Undying" is quite a pun here. Because, not only is he going down one way or another, he hinted to bite the dust pretty easily according to what the trailer suggests.

The game is a follow up to Hitman from 2016, which stated to revamp the whole franchise but the lead, Agent 47 remains the same in his role. You can pre-order from the Standard, Silver, Gold or Collector's Edition of the game if you haven't already.

Overwatch’s New Hero Ashe

BlizzCon 2018 has introduced the newest and 29th hero for Blizzard's acclaimed hero shooter Overwatch.

Last time developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment introduced a super-intelligent hamster riding a death machine called Wrecking Ball as a new hero for their team-based multiplayer shooter Overwatch and now BlizzCon 2018 heralds for another one.

During the opening ceremony of the festival, Blizzard released a brand-new cinematic short "Reunion" set in the fictional universe of the popular hero shooter and featuring everyone's favorite gunslinger, Jesse McCree, this clip offers more than just one hero.

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Overwatch’s New Hero Ashe

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We won't be wasting any more time to hop in for a ride to find out whom McCree would encounter in "Reunion" and what that would lead to.




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The short opens up showing a record labeled "Reunion" starts playing in an empty diner in Route 66, where a stranger is slowly enjoying his apple pie and coffee. Before he takes another bite, a train that was passing by is bombed and he leaves the cafe.

Picking his cowboy hat and holster after leaving a dime on the table, he goes outside and sees a group of military hardware traffickers robbing the train. One of them sees him and runs back to their leader, Ashe stating they got trouble.

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It is then revealed that he was running scared to see Jesse McCree, who seems to know Ashe and apparently have shared past together. After their initial sarcastic greeting, McCree says he only want a certain crate from their loot and is not interested in their business.

When her omnic companion B.O.B. opens it up, she asks him what it is but he tries to dodge the question. This irked Ashe and minions of her Deadlock Gang starts taking position on Jesse in a Wild West fashion until he made his move on them.

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He quickly incapacitated the gang by drawing his six-shooter Peacekeeper but they cornered him with concentrated fire. He throws out a couple of grenades at them and shoots the pins off mid-air to knock them all off at once before restraining the group.

Ashe wakes up to see her including the gang tied up while McCree opens the crate and pulls an omnic out that calls him her partner. Jokingly telling her to say hi to the monkey for him (Winston) he heads to attend to some unfinished business somewhere.

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Aside from being a rugged outlaw, Ashe and B.O.B. has a history of their own before forming the Deadlock Gang and hit the streets.




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Elizabeth Caledonia Ashe grew up in the middle of wealth but never had her family at her side when she felt their need. Having a rebellious nature, she always used to find troubles and get into fights but instead of her family, would always find B.O.B. beside her.

She came across McCree at some point and went on a crime spree before he moved to Blackwatch. Ashe eventually sets out for an adopted family of friends to form the Deadlock Gang, which becomes one of the biggest criminal syndicates in America.

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If you think that the cinematic has somehow failed to properly capture her true enigma or you have missed something, then here is a glimpse of her gameplay we have for you.




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Ashe wields a semi-automatic rifle called "The Viper" for firing quick and accurate shots but also carries a Coach Gun to blast off he opponents. Even though a sniper hero, she doesn't shy around from throwing a bundle of dynamite at her enemies.

She would often summon her robot companion B.O.B. to crushing down her rivals or shooting them down with his arm cannons. This powerful omnic sidekick can come in very handy and sometime can feel like a hero of his own.

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Gunslinger of Route 66

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Voiced by actress Jennifer Hale, Ashe was a complete surprise addition to the Overwatch roster even though Route 66 was hinted earlier after the revelation of Hammond as well as the upcoming character would somehow be related to McCree.

Currently, all attendees at BlizzCon 2018 get to play as Ashe and very soon she will hit PTR for players on PC for them to master her skills. Her addition to the game as a damage hero would sure brig some great changes and we look forward to her arrival. Echo too, will return soon as the 30th hero when her development is finally complete.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Battlefield V Launch Maps Trailer

Battlefield V offers a better look at the World War II-era maps available on launch, in a brand-new trailer.

The road to Battlefield V is only a few weeks away from us which developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts wants to dedicate this moment to promote the upcoming title from the first-person shooter Battlefield franchise in full swing.

Starting with detailing on the maps players will gain access to upon launch; EA released an official trailer showcasing the locations with additional details on them. Even though you may have already seen some of them already, it won't hurt to take a second look.

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Battlefield V Launch Maps Trailer

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The trailer focuses on major locations of Battlefield 5 based on World War II events that completely changed the face of war.




RELATED: Battlefield V Single Player Story Trailer

Battlefield V will be launched for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 20, 2018 and if you still haven't placed your pre-order then you still have time to do it. With an EA Access or Origin Access subscription, you can jump into it from November 9 though.

Multiplayer maps are just the icing on the cake and there are a lot more EA DICE has to offer to players in post-launch period. Tides of War live service will eventually bring in more content to keep us going in this journey of epic conflict.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for November 2018

November 2018 brings free games like Assassin’s Creed and Battlefield 1 to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

The month of October was hopefully a blast for all the Xbox Live Gold for the subscribers because of the unique lineup of free games. Now that we are headed towards November, a brand-new catalog of games has been presented.

Players on Xbox One will have two titles and two comes from Xbox 360 using Microsoft's backward compatibility. By the time you are reading this, you probably do not have much time left to catch the free Games With Gold for October but if you do, do not miss them.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for November 2018

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Before diving deep for more details, we want you to take a look at Games with Gold lineup on November 2018 for Xbox One.




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Battlefield 1
We are merely weeks away from witnessing the glory of World War II in upcoming first-person shooter Battlefield V from EA DICE and Electronic Arts. So, going back to the first war before that would only make sense now as well as anytime before.

Witness the thrill of World War I in single-player campaign or take part into a 64 person multiplayer experience with this highly acclaimed FPS title. Begin to write history of epic battles on Xbox One from November 1 to 31.

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Battlefield 1 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Race the Sun
Care to play some indie games? Because, Games with Gold has one on their lot for you this month. An endless running game from comes this way from Developer/publisher studio Flippfly, which will put your coordination skills and reflexes to test.

Arcade games era of the past has a heavy influence on this particular title to pour in some serious tension when you are piloting the aircraft. You can take the flight anytime from November 16 to December 15 on your Xbox One to fly as long as you want.

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Race the Sun on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Assassin’s Creed
While everyone else is busy playing the newly released Assassin's Creed Odyssey, wouldn't it be nice to go back to the root of the stealth action-adventure franchise and try out the first Assassin's Creed game of the series once again? Yes, we thought so.

The game explores the journey of fan-favorite master assassin of the brotherhood Altaïr in a battle against the Templars. So, plug yourself to Animus to walk the path of your assassin ancestor from November 1 to 15 on your Xbox One or Xbox 360.

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Assassin’s Creed on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Dante’s Inferno
When Visceral Games was shut down earlier, many fans have mourned but the studio left enough noteworthy titles behind they can still take pride for. One such name would be Dante’s Inferno, a game that is still praised for its art style and level design.

A product released by publisher Electronic Arts, the game follows the story of a Templar knight in his pursuit of vengeance to retrieve the soul of his love. Seek redemption for Dante from November 16 to the end of the month on Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles.

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Dante’s Inferno on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Apparently, you are getting $84.96 worth of free games for this month with your Xbox Live Gold membership. Become an Xbox Live Gold member today to enjoy these exciting titles each month exclusively on your Xbox consoles as well as great deal of games on discount in Microsoft Store.

Xbox Game Pass on the other hand offers some exciting games like Dead Island: Riptide, Outlast and Sniper Elite 4 alongside 100 other great games from Microsoft Store. If you are in doubt, then trying up that 14-Day Free Trial would be a good idea.

Monday, October 29, 2018

No Man's Sky The Abyss Update

Hello Games brings a seasonal and free update, The Abyss for No Man’s Sky to introduce underwater gameplay.

Though starting with a rocky opening in the beginning, developer/publisher Hello Games has managed to come out of the initial post-launch controversy of their action-adventure survival game No Man’s Sky and still trying to do their best to redeem themselves.

Back in July, the game released Next update for everyone, which met with mostly positive response. This week, a brand-new free update for the players that will take the game to underwater worlds and a gameplay focused on that experience.

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No Man's Sky The Abyss Update

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As we dive deep into The Abyss update for No Man’s Sky, we suggest you to take a look at the official trailer that showcases major details.




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Within this update 1.7, new content and community missions will be added every week with improvements. Subtle features like players being able to change their body shape or bigger changes like discovery leaderboards to the Galactic Atlas are there.

This really helps the players of the community to keep track of their progress between factions and the Pilgrim motorbike is a fine addition to gameplay along many other developments. Newly introduced aquatic environments have variety of creature types and behaviors.

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Underwater Narrative Gameplay

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Since ocean has just become a huge part of the gameplay, the surroundings also bears a lot of mystery from beyond the deep. Aside from the upgrade of visual quality, you will notice that aquatic biomes have brought a wide array of variation to make it feel more natural.

The Abyss update also brings in a new story, The Dreams of the Deep that adds more contexts to the world around you. The aquatic life into the deep of ocean is a mix of terrifying and weird creatures that will interact with you as you keep exploring down under.

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New Aquatic Missions

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While diving into the deep, you may come across sunken wrecks or ruins of crash that tells the story of some unfortunate souls, who didn't make it and investigate further to discover hidden treasures long buried beneath these waves.

The terrain manipulator may come in handy to dig out treasures from ocean beds left behind by former owner. Scavenging from abandoned cargo upon finding them inside wrecks can be useful as well. Find and repair these broken ships to re-purpose and take them to skies.

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Discover Sunken Wrecks

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Because undersea world is no central park, you might want to use the submarine called the Nautilon, which is equipped for combat and mining while having a nice navigation system. The best part is that you can summon the vehicle to any ocean on the planet.

When not riding over your exocraft, you can simply park it over to some of those sunken buildings. This submarine is available for customization and installed upgrade will make the craft unique than the others floating around.

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Submersible Building Modules

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Update 1.7 tries to live up to expectation with delivering an immersive world that has new aquatic missions to take part in with the diversity of underwater flora and fauna. The wide range of lifeforms and sunken ruins you see around really creates the right atmosphere for a deep sea adventure.

Hopefully, Hello Games will keep up their best efforts to keep No Man’s Sky alive with frequent free updates like this to continue a wonderful journey. We only wonder what place they will take players next to wander around and make homes to.