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Thursday, July 9, 2020

The Sims 4 and Citadel: Forged with Fire on Xbox Free Play Days

Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members are getting The Sims 4 and Citadel: Forged with Fire on Free Play Days this weekend.

Kicking off another weekend of free games Xbox Free Play Days have its new lineup ready for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to fire up right away on Xbox One consoles and simply enjoy their sweet time.

To start with your free game trial this week, simply head over to Microsoft Store from July 9, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT and get access to download newly added titles to enjoy playing them until July 12, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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The Sims 4 and Citadel: Forged with Fire on Xbox Free Play Days

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Experience latest installment of ultimate life simulator game series The Sims 4 from developer Maxis and publisher Electronic Arts, which allows you create a custom character with matching personality along with many other things.

Enter a massive online sandbox with many fantasy and role-playing elements in Citadel: Forged with Fire by developer/publisher Blue Isle Publishing for an epic quest to forge alliance, explore, tame deadly beasts and fight for supremacy.

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When your limited trial period on Xbox Free Play Days is finally over, continue playing these titles with all in-game achievements, gamescores and progress carried over to full game once you buy them from currently ongoing sale.

Base game for The Sims 4 is currently available to purchase at a whopping 75% discount with bundles of add-ons for sale as well. You can also get a 60% off buying Citadel: Forged with Fire using your Live Gold or Game Pass membership.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Title Update 4 for Consoles Live Now

Fourth title update adds new areas, monsters, summer seasonal event and more to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.

Enjoying an unparallel success to previous Monster Hunter titles, action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World from developer/publisher Capcom received an expansion titled Iceborne on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last year.

Although slated for launch this May, a fourth major free update for Iceborne was delayed due to global pandemic of Coronavirus earlier and is finally going live today on PS4 and Xbox One consoles at July 8, 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM EDT.

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Title Update 4 for Consoles Live Now

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Capcom offers a brief glimpse into newest legendary dragon joining for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.




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For past few months, Hunters of New World are waiting to get their hands on new armor, new events to take part in and monsters to slay. Latest free title update is adding new areas, items, monsters, quests and story content in MHW: Iceborne.

In latest patch, fabled "Blazing Black Dragon" Alatreon will pose threat to players a major threat due to its control over all natural elements. Among every known elder dragon, Alatreon sits above all and can switch elemental attributes at will.

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Alatreon Soars to Iceborne

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Gather around with your fellow Hunters, equip useful gears and get ready to work together in defeating Alatreon. During hunt, blight resistances, elemental resistances and your ready-wit will help keep calm in an ever-changing fight.

Alatreon changing its power is less of your concern compared to when the creature pulls an elemental shift, which releases a powerful shockwave called "Escaton Judgement" that easily takes down any max armored Hunters nearby.

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Escaton Judgement Shockwave

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Expect to acquire some powerful gear once you hunt down this legendary being and craft armor sets and weapons with Alatreon materials, unlocking Alatreon Divinity set bonus for your elemental resistance and damage for weapon.

Then hunt down Frostfang Barioth, a variant of common Barioth in limited time event quest titled "The Last White Knight". Be sure to grab ice resistance armor, hot drinks and Nullberries to repel its enhanced ice-based breath attacks.

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Sizzling Spice Fest Event

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Enjoy yourself by heading over to Seliana Gathering Hub and celebrate at summer seasonal event Sizzling Spice Fest to have feathers and meat dishes and monster-themed gears, starting from July 21, 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM EDT to August 6.

Free title update 4 will arrive for Windows PC version of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne on a later date that Capcom has yet to announce. There will also be a fifth free update, scheduled to launch on fall 2020 with new monsters and more.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed, Gameplay Reveal Coming Soon

Release date for Mafia: Definitive Edition is delayed to September 2020 due to Coronavirus outbreak.

After an accidental leak from Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee revealed rating for Mafia II and Mafia III "Definitive Edition" back in April, an official trailer for remastered Mafia Trilogy came out, followed by August 2020 release window.

In May 2020, Definitive Edition for Mafia II and Mafia III were made available for major gaming platforms with Mafia: Definitive Edition set to arrive on August 28, which has now been delayed until September 25, due to COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed, Gameplay Reveal Coming Soon

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Amidst a global pandemic of Coronavirus, meeting any deadlines have become increasingly challenging for even big-name companies but developers are still committed to take time and deliver an updated experience they promised earlier.

People who were truly looking forward to first game of critically-acclaimed crime action-adventure trilogy of Mafia series for years will have to wait a little longer now but they can get a look at its improved gameplay by end of this month.

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In a recent post, official Twitter handle for Mafia games announced an unfortunate delay in development.


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Mafia: Definitive Edition dev team strongly believes that to stay true to their word and not sacrificing quality, a little delay is necessary. Players would surely be appreciative of a smooth experience rather than a rushed product with bugs.

Though games getting pushed back are nothing new in gaming industry, recent pandemic of COVID-19 has made it so common these days. Despite having some disappointment over this, fans tend to be understanding towards companies.

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Although release for Mafia Remastered is postponed, an extended gameplay will be revealed on July 22, 2020.




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In a growing trend of bringing back old classics, developer Hangar 13 and publisher 2K Games have attempted to revive original Mafia, retelling its story with advanced motion capture, enhanced visuals and gameplay improvements.

Mafia: Definitive Edition will launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 25, re-imagining iconic crime saga of protagonist Tommy Angelo getting full remake treatment with enhanced graphics, new scripts and much more.

Resident Evil 4 Remake May Not Reveal in 2020

Capcom reportedly will not reveal Resident Evil 4 Remake this year, according to reliable franchise leaker.

In a growing trend of modern-day remake of classic titles these days, developer/publisher Capcom has seen immense success with recent release of Resident Evil 2 Remake in 2019 and Resident Evil 3 Remake in earlier this year.

According to an early report, Capcom has greenlit development for Resident Evil 4 Remake at new Osaka-based developer studio M-Two but will not be revealed this year given their current focus on 2021 release of Resident Evil: Village.

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Resident Evil 4 Remake May Not Reveal in 2020

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Reputed industry leaker AestheticGamer1 has recently revealed on social media that RE4 Remake will not be ready for a showcase this year since its development phase is still on early stage with a set release window of 2022.

Capcom is said to have planned for a larger production unit for upcoming Resident Evil 4 Remake than they had in past for Resident Evil 2 and taken support from developers who worked on both Devil May Cry 5 and RE2 Remake.

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AestheticGamer1 has stated on Twitter lately that RE4 most probably won't be ready to reveal this year.


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AestheticGamer1 has become a very reliable source on Resident Evil series of games these days with his series of authentic leaks on Resident Evil 8 regarding Chris Redfield redesign, enemy types, release window, story setting and much more.

He reaffirms that Capcom is on board with RE4 and is already working on it but those who are expecting a reveal will be disappointed. Capcom is not ready to officially confirm Resident Evil 4 yet until they release Resident Evil: Village in 2021.

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Resident Evil 4 originally debuted on Nintendo GameCube back in 2005 as an action-horror game and met with worldwide acclaim as a staple to its genre before Capcom ported it to almost every existing gaming console system ever.

Resident Evil 4 Remake will reportedly have some gameplay changes and added story elements. Also, there could be a number of surprises that Capcom would want to hold off until a certain time prior to its rumored 2022 launch window.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay Footage Leaked

Ahead of UbiForward event next week, gameplay footage from Assassin's Creed Valhalla gets leaked online.

In late April, developer/publisher Ubisoft officially announces Assassin's Creed Valhalla, latest installment of Assassin's Creed action-adventure stealth game series for modern consoles and Windows PC, scheduled for holiday 2020 release.

Most recently, a 30 minute-long gameplay footage of AC Valhalla got leaked online that shows-off combat mechanics, open-world, story settings and much more, shortly ahead of upcoming Ubisoft Forward event set for July 12, 2020.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay Footage Leaked

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Although Ubisoft has taken quick attempts to take down these videos from YouTube swiftly using its copyright system, many other video sharing and social media platforms are passing the footage along, including Reddit and Streamable.

Ubisoft trying to take these videos down confirms that latest leaks are genuine and were meant to reveal on UbiForward event. However, video quality for leaked footage is not that impressive because they are not from an authorized source.

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Below is 30 minute gameplay of Assassin's Creed Valhalla that was leaked earlier and scrubbed from online.



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Given how the leaked video is labeled "WORK IN PROGRESS" only suggests that this probably some in-development footage and whatever Ubisoft is currently planning to show at their Forward event on July 12 is most likely to change.

Recent footage from Valhalla shows fierce Viking protagonist Eivor in action, repeating same formula of Assassin's Creed Origins and Odyssey. There are different paths to choose from as well as varied options for gears and skills in combat.

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Previously, Ubisoft offered a first look at Valhalla gameplay during Microsoft reveal event in May 2020 that was just an in-engine cinematic trailer and no gameplay at all, which has disappointed many of Assassin's Creed fan-base.

Ubisoft is expected to showcase brand-new Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay overview at UbiForward event next week. Fans can also look forward to a reveal trailer for long-rumored Far Cry 6 and get a glimpse at Watch Dogs: Legion.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Back 4 Blood Reveals Concept Art

Turtle Rock Studios shares new concept art for upcoming co-op zombie shooter title Back 4 Blood on 4th of July.

Although fans are not going to get their hands on a sequel to Left 4 Dead 2 anytime soon, developer Turtle Rock Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive announced a spiritual sequel titled Back 4 Blood back in March 2019.

Following initial announcement, Turtle Rock has remained somewhat quiet on social media for over a year and now shows off a piece of concept art for their upcoming co-operative zombie shooter game on Twitter, during Fourth of July.

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Back 4 Blood Reveals Concept Art

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Latest image shows remnant of a human settlement that seems like a sanctuary for survivors of a post-apocalyptic world. A few dead zombies are lying around its premises that are somewhat well-fortified with barricades and bunch of traps.

There will probably be some defense mechanism embedded within gameplay where players will be busy taking out hordes of zombies while well-placed traps will slow their incoming waves, much similar to how it works in World War Z.

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Turtle Rock offered a single concept art of Back 4 Blood on Twitter, teasing possible setting of their latest IP.


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Despite being inspired from Left 4 Dead franchise, latest work-in-progress may have a very different take on zombie shooter genre. Dev team of B4B is probably hard at work and will cook up a teaser trailer for release in near future.

Though development of Back 4 Blood begins for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms, Turtle Rock is likely have a cross-gen release. However, not only did they reveal very little about the game, an official release date is yet to be revealed.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

CD Projekt Red has scrapped wall-running gameplay feature for Cyberpunk 2077 due to design reasons.

Even after a series of delays, upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 remains one of the most-anticipated releases of developer/publisher CD Projekt Red for this year on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

CDPR has teased a bunch of gameplay aspects of CP2077 in a recent Night City Wire broadcast stream and there was a wall-running feature previously shown in a demo that seem to have been removed from current build of the game.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

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Following recent gameplay showcase, some players noticed that some core mechanics like driving and shooting feels more off. While newly introduced Braindance mode seemed really impressive, one particular element got cut out.

It was revealed during a recent interview with Cyberpunk 2077 level designer Max Pears that player characters will not have the ability to run on walls as indicated in early videos and it has since been removed due to "design reasons".

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An extended gameplay reveal video from Gamescom 2018 showed mercenary V putting wall-running ability into use. Pears states, although vertical traversal is now removed, players will still have plenty of flexibility in your movement.

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently set to arrive on November 17, 2020 for all current-gen consoles and Windows PC. A free backward compatibility upgrade for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be released by CD Projekt Red this holiday season.

Crysis Remastered Delayed Due to Poor Fan Reaction

Scheduled gameplay reveal for Crysis Remastered has been delayed because of poor fan-reaction.

A few months back, developer/publisher Crytek announced long-anticipated Crysis Remastered for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One shortly after it was leaked online though Cookie Policy page of their official website.

Crytek planned to showcase a gameplay trailer on July 1, 2020, which also got leaked via a product listing page on Microsoft Store ahead of reveal and has now been delayed due to disappointed fan-reception over its poor visuals.

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Crysis Remastered Delayed Due to Poor Fan Reaction

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Crysis Remastered was about to release on July 23, 2020 but following initial fan reactions on social media, both its gameplay reveal and launch date has now been pushed back for at least a few weeks to deliver higher-quality of graphics.

Crysis fans were promised a number of updates like art assets improved graphics, lighting and more in upcoming remaster. Postponing release on all platforms, Crytek will be using this extra time to better polish the game for PC and consoles.

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Crysis originally released back in 2007 for Windows PC and immediately set high standard of graphics for many AAA-video games. Many mid-tier PCs out there would fail to even run this game and only some really high-end ones could.

Crysis Remastered releasing on modern consoles will pave a path of series revival for Crytek and a new audience group will get a chance to experience this decades old technical wonder, including players on Nintendo Switch handheld.

Xbox Game Pass to Add Fallout 76, Soulcalibur VI and More

Newest lineup for Xbox Game Pass is adding CrossCode, Fallout 76, Soulcalibur VI and more on July 2020.

Already kicking-off the month of July with bunch of new games revealed for PC and Xbox One consoles earlier, Xbox Game Pass couldn't wait for long to announce another lineup of new titles added to their ever so expanding library.

You can also use your phone to download remotely via Game Pass mobile app or queue up your next games while in the middle of another game. Also, be on a lookout for game quests and newly released free updates at Microsoft Store.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Fallout 76, Soulcalibur VI and More

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Out of the Park Baseball 21 | PC, Ultimate
A lesser known sports strategy franchise, Out of the Park Baseball 21 is an award-winning series outing that is packed with latest features and improvements for a great offline and online play for newcomers and veteran OOTP players.

Newly added 3D Ballpark Construction Kit 1.0 lets you build your dream ballpark and when you are not sure what to do, seek help from Game Flow. There are tons of options added in 21st version for ultimate baseball sandbox experience.

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Out of the Park Baseball 21 on Xbox Game Pass

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Soulcalibur VI | Console, Ultimate
Latest installment in a long-running series, weapon-based fighting game Soulcalibur VI from developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment retains many of its staple gameplay features and added new mechanics such as Reversal Edge.

As special guest fighters like 2B from NieR: Automata, Geralt from The Witcher and Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown joins original roster of brave and iconic characters to duke it out among themselves in a quest for legendary Soul Swords.

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Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Game Pass

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CrossCode | Console, Ultimate
Taking inspiration from The Legend of Zelda and Secret of Mana series, retro-styled action role-playing game CrossCode from developer Radical Fish Games and publisher Deck13 offers a fast-paced combat system and a tight sci-fi narrative.

There are about 120 enemy types and more than 30 boss fights across expansive dungeons and various locations. Players can also listen to its rich music tracks as they attempt to hone a range of combat skills and take on loads of quests.

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CrossCode on Xbox Game Pass

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Fallout 76 | Console, PC, Ultimate
In a post-nuclear America, head back to West Virginia to explore its wastelands or settle in buy building base and reutilizing many threats playing online action role-playing game Fallout 76 from developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks.

F76 invites players to relive a new American dream after you create a custom character and begin your unique Fallout adventure right away. You either be a lone survivor or join up fellow humans in neighboring factions like Raiders and Settlers.

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Fallout 76 on Xbox Game Pass

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Games that will be leaving Game Pass on July 15 are Blazing Chrome, Dead Rising 4, Metal Gear Solid V, Timespinner, Unavowed and Undertale. Game Pass Ultimate perk for July offers you to grab SMITE: Starter Pass Perk before July 13, 2020.

New subscribers can sign up for Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate by spending $1 only. If you are going to play solely on console, then get a membership of Game Pass for $9.99 per month and enjoy special discount on all purchases.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Modern Warfare and Warzone: Season 4 Reloaded Update Live Now

Latest update Season 4 Reloaded to add multiplayer map for Modern Warfare and limited time 200-player mode for Warzone.

Running parallel in seasonal content with 2019 first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, free-to-play battle royale game Call of Duty: Warzone is going big on its latest update with fan-favorite Captain Price in frontlines.

In a recent announcement, Activision and Infinity Ward has revealed to include capacity of adding 200 players in Quads matches of Warzone. Modern Warfare will pick up a new gameplay mode and multiplayer map in Season 4 Reloaded.

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Modern Warfare and Warzone: Season 4 Reloaded Update Live Now

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Expected to arrive later today, upcoming Reloaded patch will bring up to 200 players during Quads experience of battle royale. Warzone demands that you must adapt into a new strategy when joining in alongside 199 others at Verdansk.

Now that lobby size is going to increase about 33%, everyone must watch their back and of their teammates at all times. Instead of being reckless and jumping into situations, be precise in your move since there are more Operators around.

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Find out a Juggernaut Suit within one of the airdropped care packages in Juggernaut Royale mode to unleash your mini-gun on enemies. Once you take it down, a new package will drop giveaway another suit to let loose on rival squads.

Complete in-game challenge to unlock .50 caliber-chambered, powerful semi-automatic sniper rifle Rytec AMR. Modern Warfare and Warzone players can find a blueprint variant of this long-range shooter via "Lost Souls" bundle in Store.

Juggernaut Royale Mode

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will get new multiplayer map Cheshire Park and new game mode Team Defender. Cheshire Park is designed to capture objectives via close quarter combats while taking position at front yards or phone booths.

Team Defender is a decade old formula with a twisted turn on usual "Capture the Flag" type of matches. As forces of Allegiance and Coalition reigns chaos, new Operator Roze and new collection of bundles are introduced in Store.

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Amidst fight, be on a lookout for Supply Run Contracts that will lead you to a neighboring Buy Station to earn discount for your next purchase. Spotter Scope is a high-powered, reusable gear that helps you take down enemies undetected.

Newcomers can pick up Warzone Starter Pack before joining their next fight in Verdansk for $4.99 only and get a boost in your loadouts. Also, there are 500 CoD Points, blueprint, calling cards, Operator collection, skins and much more.

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Call of Duty: Warzone Starter Pack

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Season 4 Reloaded update to have a download size of 22-36 GB approximately for players of Modern Warfare and additional 3.5GB for console owners to access multiplayer content, which can be reduced by removing other data packs.

Given how developer Infinity Ward and Raven Software releases each new updates for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone with continuously increasing file size, opting out of select content is like a blessing for players on console.

Crysis Remastered Gameplay Reveal, Release Date Leaked

Crytek plans to reveal first gameplay trailer for Crysis Remastered on July 1, launch date is leaked to be July 23.

Shortly after teasing on social media, highly-requested Crysis Remastered has been leaked on its official website in April 2020 before officially being revealed by developer Crytek for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Ahead of gameplay trailer premiere on July 1, 2020, official launch trailer for Crysis Remastered was leaked from Microsoft Store listing page, which was removed afterwards and is available now to watch at video hosting site Streamable.

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Crysis Remastered Gameplay Reveal, Release Date Leaked

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Leaked footage for the remastered Crysis game was captured on a PC and links are getting shared on sites like Reddit. Microsoft Store also has a release date set for July 23, 2020, which is less than a month and only a few weeks from now.

For very first time in entire series run, a Crysis game is about to debut on a Nintendo console this year. Having player interest in mind, Crytek will develop PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions to leverage features of next-gen hardware.

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Crytek has taken official Twitter account of Crysis to announce date for first gameplay trailer on July 1, 2020.


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Crytek has attempted to a major graphical overhaul to one of their all-time greatest hit in association with Saber Interactive. A retail price is for Crysis Remastered not yet given so far and it will be available for pre-order very soon.

According to listing description, Crysis Remastered to offer remastered graphics for 2007 classic first-person shooter title optimized for new generation of hardware, which vaguely leaves room for possible next-gen console release in near future.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Braindance Mode, Customization and Player Choice

CD Projekt sheds light on Red Braindance gameplay, cybernetic modifications and player choice in Cyberpunk 2077.

Instead of a September release, upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 has now been delayed to November 19, 2020 by developer/publisher CD Projekt Red as they keep polishing and optimizing their most ambitious project yet.

In first broadcast of Night City Wire episode, CDPR has revealed in-depth details of new gameplay features, shades light on levels of character customization and varied player choices to explore in expansive open-world of CP2077.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Braindance Mode, Customization and Player Choice

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CD Projekt Red debuts a brand-new trailer titled "The Gig", showcasing gameplay and story of CP2077.




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In latest "The Gig" trailer, CDPR shows a vibrant side of Night City from prologue section of the game. V starts off a mercenary career by teaming-up with a thief named Jackie Welles and their adventure will lead to series of consequences.

They come across street-smart netrunner T-Bug and a fixer named Dexter Deshawn, who assigns them to steal a prototype biochip that belongs to Arasaka Corporation and they screw up so hard that Johnny Silverhand had to show up.

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Adam Smasher
For a brief glance, a brand-new enemy character is shown in latest trailer named Adam Smasher. He took body modification and cybernetic implants to next level and has almost become a cyborg with ties to Arasaka Corporation.

Adam is originated from Cyberpunk Red pen-and-paper game by creator Mike Pondsmith and player character will face-off against this 9-feet-tall metal man in a brawl at some point if they choose to pursue corporate storyline from start.

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The Badlands
One of the seven districts of Night City known as Badlands is where you would meet V's partner in crime, Jackie Welles. Together, you will attempt to acquire a rumored chip of immortality from Arasaka Corp. on behalf of Dexter Deshawn.

People will come across many factions and gangs while scouring through these areas to engage in side-quests. CDPR dev team has hinted of encountering many challenges in an open-world and having Mad Max-style sandbox gameplay action.

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Braindance Mode
Braindance gameplay segment begins with tech savvy Mox gang member Judy Alvarez showing V how to navigate through its neural tech how to relive past events and memories of a person using a video-editing software like interface.

V can access recorded memories of non-player characters using BD tech, another concept taken from Cyberpunk tabletop game. You can see through eyes of an NPC or in third-person to give you a better view of surrounding environment.

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Braindance feature is useful to scan area details for clues and may come in handy to solve various puzzles. Recordings will have separate layers for audio and visuals with additional data of adjacent background of a particular scene.

BD tech will turn players into an advanced security camera as described by quest designers Pawel Sasko. Braindance is a brilliant way to include puzzles into CP2077 and CD Projekt Red has spent enough time to add more of them.

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Customization and Player Choice
Before beginning your journey in Night City, customization for mercenary protagonist V begins at character creator with base body type. You can pick up masculine or feminine voice and nitty-gritty features like markings, tattoos etc.

We now live in a world where almost everything is heavily focused on individuality and you can even adjust body features like private parts. Your appearance and cybernetic modifications is your identity in a near-distant future of Cyberpunk.

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CD Projekt Red has added 17 eyes, 8 eyebrows, 35 hairstyles, 17 jaw and mouths, 3 nipple types, 2 penis size and types, 6 skin types, 11 piercings, 5 pubic hair styles and only 1 vagina option to let you customize your sexy body parts.

Moreover, there will be varieties for blemishes, cyberware, eye makeup, scars, tattoos and types of teeth option. There are three presets and a random character generator alongside numbered options of various customisations.

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One of the available life paths from Corpo, Nomad and Street Kid will start setting a backstory that shapes your legacy. As you keep making progress, you will discover an unending appeal for cybernetic modifications that help you level up.

Previous options like Netrunner from Cyberpunk 2077 deep dive is seemingly removed from current build of the game. Each available class will have a set opening and different dialogue options that will surely affect your playthrough.

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More you get access to spreading perk trees, your hacking skills will get better or brute strength will increase. Cyberware allows V's body to be outfitted with enhancement and weaponry for further alteration to impact your playthrough.

There are mods to let you hack into tech to know camera and enemy positions within a room, which helps a lot for stealth play. Or you can install wire-like whips via Monowire that gives you an edge in melee combats during any encounter.

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Night City is divided into many districts that houses different factions like corporation shills, street gangs or even wastelanders trying to survive. Many of them will come across V as friends or enemies depending on your dialogue and choices.

While interacting with a gang, you can try and attack them to steal from them or pay up to avoid trouble. Not every situation gives you enough response time to rethink your decisions and you have to rely on instinct for most part.

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Even when conflict becomes unavoidable, Cyberpunk 2077 gives you more than one way out based on your skill sets. V can eventually turn into a tank with enough reflexes or choose to wield firearms and melee weapons in a fight.

Those who prefer a stealthier approach can focus developing Cool skill tree and become master of hacking. V will be controlling cameras, distract enemies, turn their device on them, making a weapon malfunction or just explode a grenade.

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
CD Projekt Red has been working on a brand-new anime show based on Cyberpunk universe titled Cyberpunk: Edgerunners in association with Netflix and Studio Trigger, which they have revealed in a surprise announcement today.

Though no glimpse of upcoming Netflix series is shown yet, Edgerunners will focus on new characters within Cyberpunk world. Studio Trigger has previously worked on Darling and the Franxx, Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia.

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The Gig is just the tip of an iceberg that Cyberpunk 2077 is building within its in-game world and only teases its opening. More gameplay mechanics are expected to be discussed in future episodes of Night City Wire prior release of CP2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 will see release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. Following next-gen console launch, this holiday season, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will receive backward compatibility upgrade for free.

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for July 2020

Xbox Live Gold will be adding free games like World Rally Championship 8 and Saints Row 2 for members on July 2020.

As we all are closing near to July, newest lineup for Games With Gold of next month has been revealed for Xbox Live Gold members. As usual, these titles are coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360, available through backward compatibility.

Having a membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will also let you access to these games alongside an extended library online. Other than monthly free games, you get to enjoy member discounts and advanced multiplayer services.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for July 2020

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WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship
World Rally Championship is one of the most recognized classes of auto racing competitions out there and WRC 8 officially is the most recent simulation experience from developer Kylotonn and publisher Bigben Interactive till date.

WRC employs a dynamic weather system to provide various real-life climatic conditions like rain and snowfall. There is a single-player career mode that has been redesigned with management mechanics and challenging multiplayer mode.

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WRC 8 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Dunk Lords
In and itself basketball is a pretty fun sport and Dunk Lords by developer/publisher Story Fort LLC puts a bizarrely unique twist of two-on-two beat 'em up action into that mix while trying to make sense by adding a story mode as well.

Aside from your balling skills, you will need some sickening special abilities and moves to secure victory on a court full of hazards. Score more dunks to get more special attacks and earn extra points, money and much more for shot pads.

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Dunk Lords on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Saints Row 2
Return back to Stilwater city to help out 3rd Street Saints gang to reestablish their rule against rival groups and Ultor Corporation in over the top action-adventure game Saints Row 2 from developer Volition and publisher Deep Silver.

There are more than 40 story missions in main campaign, many side quests and competitive multiplayer mode. Saints Row sequel lets players freely explore an open-world sandbox as a customizable character with new combat options.

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Saints Row 2 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Juju
An unusual adventure of titular shaman panda and his lizard sidekick, Juju is a 2014 platformer title from developer/publisher Flying Wild Hog that adopts a beautifully animated style of design for a more family-friendly gameplay vibe.

Juju and his friend Peyo goes after collecting a bunch of mystic keys and magic ambers to seal an ancient spirit that imprisons his father. Bouncing, running and battle through levels against many bosses are among your primary objectives.

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Juju on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Members of Live Gold will still have to wait a few days before latest lineup of Games with Gold for July becomes available and can enjoy Coffee Talk, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse and Sine Mora in the mean time until June 30, 2020.

At this point, Microsoft has seemingly giving up on Xbox Live Gold and are no longer adding value to their monthly freebies anymore. Putting an old-favorite in a mix of average games doesn't do much to attract valued members.

Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

During each Xbox Free Play Days weekly event, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets to cheer up to celebrate new lineup of games to play on Xbox One console for free while staying in comfort of home.

Starting from June 25, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT, Live Gold or Game Pass subscribers can head over to Microsoft Store to download and play newly added Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley until June 28, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley on Xbox Free Play Days

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Now that an official follow up sequel waiting for release in January 2021, take a tour into world of assassination with Agent 47 in stealth adventure title Hitman 2 by developer IO Interactive and follow targets to worldwide locations.

Then jump into 2016 simulation role-playing game Stardew Valley from publisher Chucklefish, where player character goes back to inherit a rural farm from their grandfather in an attempt to try and settle there to leave a city life behind.

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When your trial period in Free Play Days are finally over, you can still keep playing these titles by simply purchasing them and enjoy special member discount for limited time but remember that percentage may vary in different region.

Xbox Free Play Days for this week lets you grab Hitman 2 Gold Edition for a whopping 75% off, which is a complete steal. People who are looking forward to begin their journey to Stardew Valley can buy its standard edition at 30% less.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Marvel's Avengers War Table Gameplay Showcase

Crystal Dynamics unites Marvel's Avengers in new co-op gameplay footage on War Table livestream.

Having been working on upcoming action-adventure game Marvel's Avengers for some time, developer Crystal Dynamics, in association with Eidos Montréal and publisher Square Enix came forward revealing some new gameplay details.

Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix sheds light on co-op mode, extended gameplay, Hero Missions and story premise of Avengers Project during latest War Table livestream on YouTube, as we head closer to global release in Q4 2020.

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Marvel's Avengers War Table Gameplay Showcase

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Check out newly released "M.O.D.O.K. Threat" trailer for Marvel's Avengers, offering bits of story premise.




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First trailer from War Table focuses on a post-Avengers world, in the aftermath of A-Day from five years prior. A young heroine named Kamala Khan figured out a conspiracy by A.I.M. behind the disbandment of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Khan is an Inhuman who recently just discovered her special-powers and tries to reassemble the heroes once again. She is later found and approached by A.I.M. leader, George Tarleton but she refuses his help and chooses her own path.

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Khan talks to Bruce Banner to reach out to Tony Stark and uncover secrets behind A-Day incident, which led to Captain America being killed. As they prepare to reassemble, Black Widow gets into an argument with Thor over their decision.

Despite Kamala's warnings, their internal spat turns into a fistfight and A.I.M. sends its foot-soldiers to destroy them. In his desperate attempt to eradicate all superpower from Earth, Tarleton allows himself to transform into M.O.D.O.K.

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War Table presents a gameplay video titled "Once An Avenger" from a pre-release build, featuring Thor.




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Kamala Khan worriedly watches over A.I.M. deploying a series of its latest mechs on Chimera Helicarrier. Iron Man blasts one of those out, which fall into street and Thor arrives just in time to save a newsman before joining the fight.

As he charges into battle, his teammates are happy to see him and Odinson starts wrecking a horde of bots on his way. Hulk joins him soon and starts smashing all machines around him while Thor powers up Chimera with lightning.

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War Table will assign you to War Zones, which you can access from Helicarrier bridge, outposts and Quinjets. Chimera serves as your home base that has options to repair and add upgrades, with personal quarters for each hero and gear.

War Table keeps an eye on what A.I.M. is doing across the world and sends you there directly. You can jump into next Hero Missions from Reassemble campaign if you want to or move over to War Zone missions that are unlocked so far.

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Finally, take a quick look at "War Zones" co-op trailer highlighting aspects of multiplayer mode in action.




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Hero Missions are typically story-focused; whereas War Zone lets you earn loot, rescue allies and more in an expansive sphere. Although there will always be a key-objective, it is up to players about how they want to make an approach.

You will be given an idea of adjustable difficulty and suggested Power Level in each War Zone missions, with great rewards. Optional matchmaking will tag you up to three other Avengers or you can bring in AI companions to form your party.

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Players can create iconic moments by using their heroic powers in combat during War Zone multiplayer. Hulk can join Kamala Khan AKA Ms. Marvel in clapping enemies or Iron Man can blast off enemies once Thor sends them up in the air.

War Table addresses global threats and therefore, War Zone has a diverse range of missions across Marvel Universe. While trying to put back their old team, players will rebuild outposts worldwide for Factions like Resistance and S.H.I.E.L.D.

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War Zone has similar missions like campaign centered Hero Missions that pursues a unique hero story. There are shorter assignments to take on that are known as Drop Zones, where you rain on A.I.M. structure or help out Faction allies.

Taking coordinates from hidden S.H.I.E.L.D. base around the globe, one can also uncover secret location of Vaults rich with rewards. For more challenging tasks, find out Hives where A.I.M. has built a stronghold for you to conquer through force.

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Those who are looking to get into a boss fight should jump into Villain Sector missions to butt heads with some notorious bad-guys of Marvel. Chances are, you might even come across confirmed villains like Abomination and Taskmaster.

In your playthrough of Reassemble campaign and War Zone missions, you will acquire artifacts, cosmetics, gear and resources. Marvel's Avengers will allow you a wide range of costume skins, including t-shirt and jeans for The Mighty Thor.

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Through playing, you will earn experience and it would help boosting your Hero level and unique skills specific to characters. Each member of Avengers is given multiple classes of skills that can be tailored with your aesthetic playstyle.

Gears will let you enhance hero abilities and unwanted ones can be used as crafting resources or be traded for upgrades. Artifacts will do almost the same and cosmetic items are for show-off or to match with your increasing Hero Level.

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Dropping loads of information after month of radio-silence, Crystal Dynamics promises to host more War Table events in near future. Ever since first reveal, dev team has significantly changed character designs and made improvements.

Marvel's Avengers is planned for September 4, 2020 release on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Players who purchase digital or physical copies on last-gen will receive free update for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.