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Friday, January 18, 2019

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead for Consoles Delayed Again

Already delaying the launch date for PS4 or Xbox One version of OVERKILL's The Walking Dead to 2019, Starbreeze has now postponed the release.

Whenever a new media franchise based on The Walking Dead is in works, it causes an extra hype among fans and same was the case for first-person shooter OVERKILL'S The Walking Dead from developer Overkill Software and publisher Starbreeze Publishing.

However, things weren't quite good for them in overall as they had to delay the release date of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of the game while only the PC version came out in time, followed by a missed sales target. Now the launch date for console versions is delayed again.

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OVERKILL's The Walking Dead for Consoles Delayed Again

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Originally OTWD was scheduled to release on all three major platforms on November 6, 2018 but only the Windows version came out in due date and release for both Microsoft and Sony consoles got delayed to February 2019.

Without detailing much, Starbreeze has recently announced that they are currently evaluating performance of the game on consoles and it was just a brief news release for company investors, so we don't know about the specific reason behind the delay.

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The project has a long history of delays following its initial announcement back in August 2014 through Payday 2 community page on Steam. They estimated a release date for January 2016 that got pushed to the next year and then November 2018 launch date saw another setback for this year.

Overkill's The Walking Dead is a co-op FPS title featuring four new characters named Aidan, Grant, Heather and Maya who work together to survive in a post-apocalypse Washington, D.C. from hordes of flesh-eating zombies and hostile marauders.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event

The community event for Mortal Kombat 11 revealed new gameplay features, fatalities and the first female boss of MK series.

Before Mortal Kombat 11 was eventually announced at The Game Awards 2018, the latest installment from Mortal Kombat fighting game series was teased by game director Ed Boon and then hinted by an angry voice actor Eduardo Garza last year.

The inevitable announcement of the newest title promised to provide more details on the game during a community event on January 17, 2019 and the entire jam-packed show gave us a lot of information to get hyped up about the game until it releases.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event

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Presented through a livestream on Mixer, Twitch and YouTube, the public reveal event for MK11 offers gameplay and story details.




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Showcasing from gameplay videos, story trailer and new character introductions, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment gave us loads of information on the next MK game during the reveal event at Los Angeles.

Fans already have the first look at the revamped design of Dark Raiden, Scorpion and pre-order bonus character Shao Kahn. However, the Mortal Kombat roster is obviously more than just three bad-ass fighters and more are yet to show up for sure.

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Although the announcement was filled with plenty of gore, the official gameplay reveal trailer expands onto that and shows the improvement below.




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The trailer marks the return of Baraka, Skarlet, Sonya Blade and Sub-Zero back to the newest conflict of MK franchise, each in a newly redefined avatar. Not only their outlook is changed, their moveset has been polished if not better than before.

Skarlet and Baraka has shown some of the most violent finishing moves on their defeated adversaries with the Imperial Bodyguard stabbing her enemy with hardened shards made of blood and War Chief of Tarkatan tribe biting off flesh from the bicep of Scorpion.

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Of course, "Fatalities" are one of the unique aspects of attraction of the gameplay and here goes another trailer highlighting that.




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It is obvious that the trademark fatalities of a fighter from any MK title will be full of bone breaking and flesh ripping aside from the stage getting covered in a pool of blood. Well, guess what? NetherRealm Studios have summed up an entire video full of that above for the upcoming release.

As usual, the developers got creative on making a bloody mess of each fighter at every given chance they had. All these gory showdown of kicking and screaming comes down to the gruesome finishes and to secure a flawless victory.

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If you are done with crushing bones and tearing body-parts, then here is an official footage of story prologue revolves around the plot of MK11.




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As we predicted earlier, Raiden goes full dark side this time and he will have no tolerance towards anyone who threatens Earthrealm. The God of Thunder decides to inflict a darker shade of justice by killing any enemies of the realm before they make any move.

Following the ending of Mortal Kombat X, a defeated Shinnok was taken in by the protector of Earthrealm to the Jinsei Chamber and endlessly torturing the old sorcerer. The fallen antagonist then points out to his captor that wearing his amulet, Raiden has changed for better.

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Elder God, Dark Raiden

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When Shinnok reminds him that he cannot really kill an Elder God, the lightning states that there are fates worse than death before decapitating his head to deliver it to Liu Kang of Netherrealm as a sign of warning and then teleports away.

What he doesn't know is that a new, fearful enemy named Kronica arrives at the scene, who dubs herself as "The Keeper of Time" and wishes to destroy the now corrupt Elder God for upsetting balance and meddling with timeline itself by previously changing it.

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One of the main characters throughout the series and the first female fighter, Sonya Blade gets a solo reveal trailer of her own.




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Even before the reveal event, there was rumor on social media of former UFC champion and current WWE Women's Champion Ronda Rousey to voice for fan-favorite Sonya Blade, which definitely turn out to be true and fans are happy as well.

Rousey was present at the livestream stage presentation and you can also see her in recording studio voicing for the character. Given her career background is being of a renowned martial artist, we can see her fitting well into the shoes of this strong female character.

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We all saw boss character Kronika at the end of the announcement trailer but newcomer Geras has remained a secret up until his official reveal.




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Debuting straight to the eleventh installment from the mainline MK games, Geras is shown as a force of nature. Aside from the newly introduced villain Kronika, he has some control over time, which makes him a pretty intimidating and threatening opponent.

Geras has mostly displayed his ability of manipulating other than his superior fighting skills.
The untold origin of this mysterious character within the lore and how he gets in conflict with the protectors of Earthrealm is yet to be revealed.

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By now, anyone who watched any of these video clips above already knows that recurring boss character Shao Kahn will be joining the fighters in the legendary death match as a pre-order bonus character but whether or not he has any involvement to the story is still unclear.

Pre-order for Mortal Kombat 11 is now available and the game will be released for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 23, 2019. We are hyped up with all of these exciting reveals and cannot wait to see Dark Raiden in action upon launch.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Division 2 Private Beta Release Date

Ubisoft announces private beta for The Division 2 to start next month and pre-order will guarantee you a slot.

We are only months away from the release of upcoming online action role-playing game The Division 2, a sequel to The Division from developer Massive Entertainment and publisher Ubisoft on March 15, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

For those who want in to the private beta, it will become available from Thursday, February 7 to 10 and only a limited number of registered players who pre-orders the game will get beta keys to have the chance of receiving access to the program.

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The Division 2 Private Beta Release Date

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Since the first game of the series faced trouble during the launch and then glitches afterwards, the company is very cautious this time on how they would proceed. Whether or not you want to purchase in advance, registering online for a chance won't hurt.

The beta aims to introduce players to a shared-world for early gameplay experience and receive community feedback at the same time. Developers have also promised to deliver end-game raids as post-release downloadable content for free.

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Ubisoft has also released a story trailer for the game that sheds some more detail over the plot aside from some more info on the beta.




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The trailer suggests that beta will let players explore parts of Washington, D.C. as Division agents where the story takes place and fights a widespread smallpox pandemic spread by a radical group of terrorists from earliest story content.

Chances are, you may even allow access to selected section of the Dark Zone to fight each other but there is no confirmation about it though. However, the publishers promise to reveal more details on what to expect in it shortly before launching officially.

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Earlier, Ubisoft announced a partnership with Epic Games Store for releasing the PC version of the game on the platform instead of Steam. Players on PS4 and Xbox One can still find the game on PS Store and Microsoft Store upon release next month.

Based on the Tom Clancy universe of games, The Division 2 is an overall improvement on the 2016 original or tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege. To get the taste of a decent chunk of that, pre-order or sign up on any of the three available platforms for private beta.

Xbox Game Pass Adds We Happy Few and More

More games like Middle-earth: Shadow of War and We Happy Few are coming to Xbox Game Pass in January 2019.

January 2019 has already been pretty much packed up for members of Xbox Game Pass and looks like more game are arriving on the pipeline to join the pre-existing catalogue of more than 100 great titles on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

So, while you probably are not yet done catching up with the lineup announced earlier this month that had Ark: Survival Evolved and Just Cause 3, Microsoft Studios have decided to jam down some more games at your disposal from January 17 to 24.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds We Happy Few and More

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Known as Netflix for video games among fans, the subscription service will also be adding the entire season of episodic graphic adventure game Life is Strange on December 20, followed by all three episodes of Life is Strange: Before the Storm on December 27.

Heading towards the subscribers are a slew of action-adventure games with one of them is set in open world and another one being Lego-themed with a single exception of a crossover fighting game from a beloved franchise.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War on Xbox Game Pass

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Placed between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series, Shadow of War is a non-canon story about a ranger named Talion, who decides to merge with the wraith of Elf Lord Celebrimbor to avenge their fallen loved ones.

Aside from employing in melee combat, the wraith abilities can be used for fighting or even manipulate enemies. The game was praised for introducing the unique Nemesis System and its excellence but heavily criticized for including loot boxes and predatory micro-transactions.

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Saints Row: The Third on Xbox Game Pass

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Saints Row: The Third
Although we are not sure when Saints Row: The Third is coming to Nintendo Switch but we are certain that the crazy mayhem if this open world action adventure is hitting Xbox Game Pass nearing the end of this month and that is the current good news.

The game picks up from the events of Saints Row 2 and 3rd Street Saints goes up against a global criminal Syndicate who wants them to pay attention and respect. Things are about to get heated up in Steelport as they all enter a turf war.

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The LEGO Movie on Xbox Game Pass

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The LEGO Movie Videogame
Then comes a Lego-themed game based on The Lego Movie chronicling the life and times of everyman construction worker Emmet Brickowski who is voiced by actor Chris Pratt and believes himself to be special but tries to being one anyway after finding out that he actually isn't.

Gameplay mechanics of the title follows the similar fashion of previous Lego titles from developer TT Fusion with a healthy amount of comedic dose and tons of fun. If you are into such genre of games, then you can find it decent and engaging enough.

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Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 on Xbox Game Pass

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Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
This one is an updated version of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds that was originally planned to include as a downloadable content but was turned into a standalone release that comes with an expanded roster of fighters.

Despite of receiving positive feedback from fans and critics for overall improvement but was also criticized for not adding any new features or modes. Such complaints was sincerely taken into accounts during development of a sequel, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite.

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We Happy Few on Xbox Game Pass

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We Happy Few
Set on a retro-futuristic alternate reality England of 1960, the game revolves around three citizens of island town of Wellington Wells who tries to fight their way out of an oppressive society that wants everyone to remain ignorant of the truth.

Authorities try to push people into a chemically induced euphoria by forcing a hallucinogenic drug called "Joy" on them. Arthur Hastings, Ollie Starkey and Sally Boyle eventually discovers the true history of their city and revolts against the system.

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Some of the hottest games out there right now like Ashen, Forza Horizon 4, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Mortal Kombat X, Ori and the Blind Forest, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Sea of Thieves, Sniper Elite 4 and State of Decay 2 are currently available on Xbox Game Pass.

Other titles that are also included in the library are DiRT 4, Doom, Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, Gears of War 4, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Halo 5: Guardians, Hitman, Payday 2: Crimewave Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider and The Division.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Expansion Announced

Dragons are heading to Elder Scrolls Online in Elsweyr expansion as the Season of the Dragon is announced for 2019.

For the last five years, developer ZeniMax Online Studios and publisher Bethesda Softworks has been keeping their massively multiplayer online role-playing title Elder Scrolls Online bigger and more exciting with dangerous new challenges.

The next saga in Tamriel will continue to grow in similar fashion on the upcoming year-long Season of the Dragon story chapter, introducing the mythical fire-breathing creatures alongside the feline race of Khajiit and deadly mercenaries.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Expansion Announced

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To herald the official announcement of Elsweyr expansion for ESO, Bethesda released a cinematic trailer recently.




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Elsweyr takes you to an epic quest that is the third major arc of ESO after it came out in 2014 and it will kick off with Wrathstone DLC dungeon pack before continuing throughout the rest of 2019 with newer dungeon and zone DLC packs.

The adventure will be unlike anything any fans have ever experienced and without tying with other stories into it, the entire chapter will run through in a continuous series of narratives from beginning to the very end.

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Season of The Dragon Begins!

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The update takes players to Elsweyr, the fantasy land of beloved cat people Khajiit for laying out foundation of a four-part story and according to details, it will be nearly as expanded as Summerset zone and there will be at least 30 hours of gameplay.

While checking out the incredible surroundings, you can take part in new challenging group events called Dragon Attacks or get into a 12-player Sunspire trial mode. The scorching deserts and grasslands will be reflecting the ancient culture and history of this realm.

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Master The Necromancer Class

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A powerful new class Necromancer is also added for you to master, who are well versed in forbidden arts can raise and command the undead and cast powerful elemental spells. One of the three skills they posses allow them to extend life from death itself.

Priced $59.99 only, pre-purchasing the expansion will immediately reward you with exclusive Rahd-m’Athra mount as well as a bunch of bonus in-game content at release. Buying the Standard or Collector's Edition digitally gives you access to base game, Morrowind and Summerset chapter.

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Pre-order Bonus Rahd-m’Athra Mount

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Since Season 8 of the fan-favorite fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones is returning on 2019, Bethesda is probably trying to mach up the hype among ESO players by bringing in "Season of the Dragon" storyline to make people forget the Fallout 76 debacle. Just sayin'.

On June 4, 2019, Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr will be launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.  Starting May 20, early access will begin for Mac and PC, because everyone and their allies that would head over to Tamriel will not be from consoles.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Resident Evil 2 Remake Reveals HUNK & Tofu Bonus Modes

Fan-favorite 4th Survivor HUNK and The Tofu Survivor returns in bonus modes for upcoming Resident Evil 2 Remake.

Only two weeks ahead of the anticipated release of upcoming survival horror game Resident Evil 2 Remake, developer/publisher Capcom released a thirty minutes long "1-Shot" Demo to give a peak to eager fans of what is coming to them.

Of course, they received a huge number of great responses and it led to the developers showing off two additional playable characters HUNK and Tofu from the original survivor horror classic, something that was confirmed following the E3 2018 Reveal.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake HUNK & Tofu Bonus Modes

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Official Twitter account for the game recently offered the fans their first peek at the revamped version of these two beloved characters from the RE2Make.



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After rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield made it out of a zombie-infested Raccoon City with Sherry Birkin, there was an Umbrella secret operative named HUNK and his story was explored in the unlockable scenario "The Fourth Survivor".

Nicknamed "Grim Reaper", this special agent of Umbrella Security Service was the fourth person to survive the events of Raccoon City incident upon completing his mission to collect G-Virus sample from researcher William Birkin before escaping through a chopper.

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The 4th Survivor Mode

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Intended to test collision detection for RE2, secret character Tofu appeared in his own bonus minigame "The Tofu Survivor", a more challenging and parodied version of The Fourth Survivor but follows an exact same playthrough.

As a life-sized equivalent of a Tofu, the character wielded a combat knife and a few herbs in a non-canon story of it attempting to go through the same path HUNK followed. Unlike "The 4th Survivor", this one is the hardest mission within the title that was meant for experts.

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The Tofu Survivor Mode

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In the previous incarnation, Tofu used to wear S.T.A.R.S. hat and had a pair of floating gloves holding the knife instead of hands but the remake version will either have the weapon float around or could also be physically attached to it.

The character also had a color change from off-white to a bloody red as a health level indicator for taking damage. Apparently, everyone's beloved bean curd will be taking visible physical damage where chunks of it would seem to have been bitten off.

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Just to give you a better look at HUNK and Tofu, below is a GIF from the trailer that came at the end of RE2 "1-Shot Demo".


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For the RE2 Remake however, Capcom has yet to reveal whether or not these two bonus mode will be unlocked via the same method they used to in the 1998 original. Both minigames would have been unlocked after completing both Leon and Claire scenarios with an A ranking.

You can still place your pre-order for Resident Evil 2 Remake, which will be arriving for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 25, 2019. Also, players are welcome to take a test drive with the "1-Shot" Demo" up until January 31.

Battlefield V: Tides of War Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes Release Date

Tides of War Chapter 2 will hit Battlefield V with new Grand Operation, Squad Conquest, Rush mode and more.

Fans of Battlefield series had quite high hopes for the newly released installment of the first-person shooter, Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts but the title is not doing well at all and people are clearly disappointed.

However, EA continues to roll out new contents to keep the players engaged and upcoming Tides of War Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes will be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from January 17 as a part of their continued effort.

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Battlefield V: Tides of War: Lighting Strikes Release Date

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Before heading over to the details, check out the brand-new trailer showcasing the highlighting points of Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes.




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If you have already played the Panzerstorm map or the single-player "The Last Tiger" war story from Chapter 1: Overture, you are going to love what Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes offers. People will get new combat experiences and more rewards than before.

The frontline of World War II was full of intense combat and if you are a fan of that, the classic Conquest mode is coming as more aggressive and fast-paced. Squad Conquest has now become 8v8 map domination mode but with limited respawns.

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Squad Conquest Mode

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Want to keep up the same pace? The re-vamped Rush mode pits two team for a 16v16 race to stay ahead of each other, where attackers will try and arm multiple bombs while the defenders try to stop them from achieving this goal with unlimited respawns.

Both Squad Conquest and Rush mode returns only for a limited time, so you shouldn't probably want to miss them out. New multiplayer experience of Grand Operations offers to relive some historical battles that took place in Belgium on several maps and modes.

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Combined Arms Co-Op Mode

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Fans of squad play can get a co-op mode that tests their skill in Combined Arms, which lets players to team-up with up to three friends to run through more than a few locations looking for different objectives and challenges as they go.

You are allowed to adjust your own difficulty levels as you go after objectives and learning variables of each Class, so that you can figure out which role would suit you best for the squad. Whether you want to learn basic fundamentals or push yourself, it would work just fine.

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New Company Gear

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Aside from lots of new game experiences and improvements, BV brings you weekly challenges and XP rewards to increase your rank within Chapter 2. Also, don't forget the inclusion of new Emblems, Dog Tags, skins and weapons that comes along for you to unlock.

The best part of this ongoing experience with Tides of War is that there are no paid DLC or whatsoever. Every Battlefield V player can access this content for free and they are available for all editions of the game just as DICE promised before launch.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Resident Evil 2 "1-Shot" Demo Out Now

The "1-Shot" Demo for Resident Evil 2 is here and you have to survive the Raccoon City experience in a short time.

Over the years, developer/publisher Capcom has remade and re-released many of their survival horror titles from Resident Evil series over to various video game platforms and the latest in the line is the upcoming Resident Evil 2 Remake.

Even though RE2Make is only weeks from release on January 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, fans can hardly wait for it. So, a "1-Shot" Demo is offered to players considering that to keep them from falling from the edge of their seats and currently available for everyone.

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Resident Evil 2 "1-Shot" Demo Out Now

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Have look at how things are going to go once the clock starts ticking after you enter the zombie infested residence of horror.




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All you have is just thirty minutes to do whatever you want to or can do with the demo and within that in-game time, you can play as many times as you can. As soon as the clock runs out, the demo is over and that's it.

So, you have to pay attention to your actions and keep a watch on your time to maximize your overall experience as a survivor of zombie-apocalypse. Probably, if we offer you a couple of tips that might come in handy to even the odds you face out there.

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Scavenge Supplies
It would be wise of you to look around in each room of Raccoon City Police Department to seek out useful items for survival like First Aid Sprays, Green Herbs, and ammunition. Yes, your time is limited but some useful or important stuff can go unnoticed if you just quickly rush through.

The in-game map can be very useful to tell if there is still something within a room that you haven't found out yet. Red rooms are the one that has some object you haven't come across and other discovered items that players didn't pick up will also be highlighted there.

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Scavenge and Survive

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Stay Alive
Though dying will not end the demo and you can continue as much as you like within the set timeframe of half an hour, the clock is not going back anyhow and that is why, you should try to keep your hero character alive and in kicking form.

If you happen to get bit by a zombie and loose health, the amazing Green Herb of Arklay Mountains can restore some of your health and mixing it with Red Herb will do better. However, a First Aid Spray alone can restore your full life even if it is hanging by a thread.

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Fight or Evade
Contrary to what you have gone through in the original RE2, zombies are tougher than ever and will not go down easily. They most probably won't stay down even after you shoot them down multiple times. So, try to put a bullet on their head to keep them from coming back.

Since you want your head attached to shoulder and there is a clock ticking already, the wise thing to do is run away from the undeads lurking around to save time and not let them all jump on you at once. Also, look for wooden boards to block windows before they get the drop on you.

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Fight or Flight

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Explore the Map
Established after renovating the former art museum, the newly-formed R.P.D. is a mighty big place and it is easy to get confused about where to go when. The best way to make the most of the demo would be to keeping it within the first floor.

Until you meet Lieutenant Marvin Branagh, look for red lights on computer screens and shutter controls to find your way around. Whatever objectives players have at hand it can be sorted out by taking a look at the map in most cases.

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Look for Puzzles
The 1998 survival horror classic had a lot of puzzle scattered around for players to solve that involved collecting a bunch of key items from different places and so does the RE2 Remake. Take a moment and have a closer look at whatever you have gathered so far.

In case if you are wondering about time, the demo clock stops when you enter a menu and that takes a pressure off from players to switch and shuffle the stuffs they collected and safely investigate without worrying about clock ticking out anytime soon.

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Inspect and Investigate

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You may not stumble onto Mr. X chasing your tail throughout the R.P.D. building or bumped into the giant Alligator on the sewers but then again, you have the main game coming out within the following two weeks to experience that.

The "1-Shot" Demo is a sure shot win because whether or not you can complete it, an exclusive cinematic trailer with highlights on full game will be shown to you regardless. On that note, you can pre-order Resident Evil 2 for your preferred platform to get bonus DLC pack and additional contents.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Red Dead Online Battle Royale Mode Gun Rush Live Now

Red Dead Online gets a more action-focused Battle Royale mode Gun Rush today, which is a 32-player fight for survival.

Battle Royale genre of games is not seeing the same traction it once saw with games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Later, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 managed to show some potential for a while though with the release of their Blackout mode.

Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 however took the most unique take on the category with their online multiplayer component Red Dead Online where players duke it out among them using bow and arrows or a bunch of throwing knives.

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Red Dead Online Battle Royale Mode Gun Rush Live Now

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Although the known online multiplayer mode of RDR2 is still in beta phase after launching on November 2018, developer/publisher Rockstar Games released a brand-new update to make battle royale more interesting and take it to a bigger scale.

Titled Gun Rush, the newly introduced mode pits a maximum of 32 players into the same Wild West where the story of Arthur Morgan took place, to fight till the last person standing in an ever-shrinking area as they look for weapons and ammunition.

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The previously existed game mode "Make It Count" was an interesting take on the genre but on a much smaller scale that didn't rely much on weapons for survival but the updated game mode takes things to a more action-packed, intensified extent.

Rockstar also plans to bring in changes like bounty upgrades for committing crimes and Parley system to deal with feuds in structured manner. These balances will be implemented mostly to deal with aggressive players and grievance.

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Avoid Aggressive Players

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Of course RDR2 version of battle royale is not heading towards the weird building mechanics in the middle of a fight like Fortnite Battle Royale or forcing players to face poor optimization and performance issues like PUBG. They are keeping it to a manageable number of 32 players to have everything under control.

Another change they are planning to make for Red Dead Online is altering the way player blips in the map to make it more difficult to detect player locations within long distances unless they start killing indiscriminately and then the blip gets darken so that others can identify them.

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Rockstar Games are planning to stay in beta phase for another few months and offer new events, modes and story missions in the mean time. Red Dead Redemption 2 is out and available for everyone on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Exclusive items like Alligator Skin Ranch Cutter Saddle, Red Chestnut Arabian Horse and the High Roller Double-Action Revolver came as PS4 Early Access content earlier. Starting from today, players on Xbox One can access those items as well.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle Announced

A special edition Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle is up for pre-order now that comes with Metro Redux as well.

Only a month away from releasing Metro Exodus, the latest installment from the first-person shooter survival horror series Metro by developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver will be getting a special Xbox One X bundle to help you survive the apocalypse.

Microsoft has recently announced to launch Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle that comes with both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light as well as the upcoming title. After the game comes out on February 15, 2019, this special bundle will be available right from next day.

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Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle Announced

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Players will discover themselves onto the midst of the ruins of a now-dead dead Moscow and take on a journey to survive the hostile surroundings under harsh conditions. Metro Saga allows you access to full-game downloads of the entire trilogy to start from the very beginning of the franchise.

Not only the bundle would be great for those who really want to play those first two titles and catch up to the series, people who have played them long ago will also appreciate the games as they are remastered to enjoy on modern day consoles.

RELATED: Metro Exodus Release Date

Deep Silver and Microsoft only plans on to pit players on the boots of Artyom who and his wife Anna are to face new threats like fight a Nazi-like fascist cult out of their underground shelter. We are not sure if there would be any more titles up next but Metro Exodus is going to be epic.

Just so that you can be a part of humanity’s survival in a world created by novelist Dmitry Glukhovsky, the console comes with 4K Ultra HD and with HDR support. The bundle includes a 1TB Xbox One X console and an Xbox Wireless Controller.

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Metro Redux Pack

RELATED: Metro Exodus Story Trailer

To make sure that you get more value for your money, there is 1 month worth of initial trials of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold services from Microsoft, where you can enjoy a catalog of over 100 select games and one of the best online multiplayer experiences.

You can start placing your pre-order of Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle today for $499.99 only at Microsoft Store or your nearest retailer. As most powerful among the current-gen console, your quest to find salvation on Soviet surface couldn't be more exciting on any other platform.

Metro Exodus Story Trailer

The premise of Metro Exodus is highlighted in the story trailer of the game released lately with some gameplay highlights.

Upcoming Metro Exodus moves premise from the first two titles of the first-person shooter Metro game series, Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light to take players on a journey of survival that is outside the tunnels of Moscow.

Recently, developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver has come up with a story trailer to shed more lights on the plot now that the game is only a month away to release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 15, 2019.

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Metro Exodus Story Trailer

RELATED: Metro Exodus Release Date

Check out the official story trailer of the game to get prepared in advance to take a trip to the Soviet wasteland full of hostiles.




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Following the nuclear war of 2013, everything has been laid to waste and protagonist Artyom and his crew of Spartans tries to survive against all odds in a post-apocalyptic Russia even on 2036, after 26 year later of the war.

After fighting for so long beneath the surface, the survivors decide to leave the safety of underground tunnels and will be traveling on a train, the Aurora. They all head to the east for the Ural Mountains and face feral mutants on their way just like always.

RELATED: Metro Exodus Delayed to 2019

This second sequel of the franchise has twice the amount of content than its predecessor Last Light and Artyom's wife, Anna is returning to take part in the action while she narrates their current status quo where she no longer remembers what life was like before.

A few other characters were given a short glimpse of and it seems like they all have gotten involved in some sort of power struggle that forced them to leave the safety of their former sanctuary and go out in the open dystopia.

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Journey to Ural Mountains

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Deep Silver and Microsoft has also announced Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle that comes with a 1TB console with the entire trilogy from the series, now available for pre-order. This is a great way to catch up to the prior titles before jumping on board with the latest release.

Metro Exodus will be competing with some of the major titles like Anthem, Crackdown 3 and Far Cry: New Dawn in a jam-packed February 2019 release window. However, given the dedicated fan-following they have, it can still fare on its own.

Blizzard Confirms Overwatch Soldier: 76 to Be Gay

Blizzard subtly confirms another Overwatch hero to be a LGBTQ character within the fictional universe but there is more!

Although team-based multiplayer first-person shooter title Overwatch is not a game where players dive in for some story, it is really nice to enjoy when developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment adds a little bit of lore with animated shorts or single issue comics.

This adds back-story to certain characters and helps establish the fictional world the game is set on, which is one of the reasons why those little pieces mean a lot. Blizzard has come up with a short story titled "Bastet" that has to do with the sexuality of a character from Overwatch universe.

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Blizzard Confirms Overwatch Soldier: 76 to Be Gay

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The new visual story "Bastet" (not a comic though) bounty hunter Ana meets Jack Morrison AKA Soldier: 76 on the streets of Cairo and takes him to her hideout as he was wounded. None of them knew if the other is alive until this point following the destruction of their headquarters in Switzerland.

Jack was reminiscing about the old days and handed her a small stack of photos where she noticed a dark-haired man by his side in one of them. Jack identifies the person as Vincent, someone he had a relationship with when he was younger and then the plot continues.

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Jack Were With Vincent

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Previously, Blizzard has revealed the sexuality of their Damage hero Tracer from the known universe, where she is depicted to be a lesbian through a comic-book during Christmas 2016 that was about her spending holiday time with her girlfriend Emily.

However, the matter of LGBTQ representation in case of Soldier: 76 seem a bit out of place and unsatisfying. The confirmation from lead writer of the game Michael Chu about the relationship of Jack and Vincent feels a lot like J.K. Rowling's proclamation about Dumbledore being gay all along.

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If you have been following up about Blizzard Entertainment lately, then you already know that they are having a bad time with the fans right after the Diablo Immortal debacle from BlizzCon 2018 and then many of their original founders are leaving the company now after massive stock plummeting.

Most recently, the hero shooter faced a scandal surrounding a fake Overwatch player named Ellie who leaves the league team Second Wind due to harassment but then turn out to be a "social experiment" set up by streamers.

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Tracer Revealed to Be Lesbian

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So, even though the developers were quick to jump off to tackle this strange situation and confirmed Soldier: 76 to be gay is not because they are so diverse and inclusive about the game's cast but to score some virtue signaling points from minor communities.

Of course, it matters a lot to players from LGBTQ community, many of whom can now relate to the character more than ever and will even feel more driven towards Overwatch but without any previous indication of his sexuality anywhere else only makes their desperation obvious to everyone.