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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Bloodstained, Jump Force and More

A new wave of games hits Xbox Game Pass for September 2019 including Bloodstained, Jump Force and more.

Halfway through September, members are getting updated with new lineup of Xbox Game Pass titles coming their way. Players on Xbox One with a monthly membership to its subscription service are going to have some great time.

Current bunch only consists of titles that are on consoles, some of which will join for PC soon. Also joining to this group is roguelite title Bad North: Jotuun Edition for Xbox One that was previously added for PC and Game Pass Ultimate.

Xbox Game Pass to Add Bloodstained, Jump Force and More

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
A modern day side-scroller action title with RPG elements, Bloodstained was born from a Kickstarter campaign by developer ArtPlay and rose to mainstream fame for being a content-packed game from metroidvania genre.

You play as a cursed orphan named Miriam, who fights to save her body from slowly crystallizing and of course, for the sake of humankind. Players get to raid some demon-filled castle in 18th century England through the dark of night.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Xbox Game Pass

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DiRT Rally 2.0
A sequel to acclaimed rally racing game, DiRT Rally 2.0 from developer/publisher Codemasters takes you to some iconic locations and offers a realistic racing experience like never before that is solely focused on realistic driving physics.

While sitting behind the wheels of most powerful off-road vehicles, get immersed into real-life environments from across the globe. It also features varying weather conditions and some remastered maps from original DiRT Rally.

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DiRT Rally 2.0 on Xbox Game Pass

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Jump Force
Manga crossover fighting game Jump Force from developer Spike Chunsoft and publisher Bandai Namco is coming with more new fighters than it had at launch and they added Dragon Ball Z character Majin Buu last month.

Players create their own custom character to join forces with groups of renowned heroes from "Jump" manga world like Goku, Monkey D. Luffy and Naruto to stop their realities from slowly merging into real worlds in story mode.

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Jump Force on Xbox Game Pass

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LEGO Worlds
Introducing some Minecraft-like vibes into an open-world LEGO crafting game, developer Traveller's Tales and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment lets you play with LEGO bricks in a procedurally generated world.

Unleash your creativity and freely build whatever you can think of by manipulating surrounding world of yours. Build anything brick by brick or just pick prefabricated structures for quick assembly and start working on customization.

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LEGO Worlds on Xbox Game Pass

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Players on PC platform can expect to see another new wave of great games heading their way soon on Game Pass and if you haven't already, subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate right now spending only $2 for your first two months.

Be sure to have a great experience with new titles joining an ever expanding catalog of Xbox Game Pass and take your time to complete each ones without rushing to another since they are not getting away anywhere, anytime soon.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Dead by Daylight: Stranger Things Chapter DLC Out Now

Horrors of Upside Down has made it to Dead by Daylight in latest Stranger Things chapter DLC, out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Always introducing new and interesting elements to asymmetric survival horror game Dead by Daylight, developer Behaviour Interactive and publisher 505 Games opted in for a crossover with Netflix sci-fi horror series Stranger Things.

This latest DLC chapter is already out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which includes a new killer, two survivors and a map location. Also, developers felt generous enough to kick-start a sale on all major platforms this week.

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Dead by Daylight: Stranger Things Chapter DLC Out Now

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DBD is now having an 80's vibe with introduction of popular scary elements of Stranger Things into Entity's World. On its fourth year of content, more nightmare fuel is added to the mix to force survivors into facing new challenges.

Behaviour teamed up with online streaming giant Netflix to work on newest DLC chapter that includes monstrous Demogorgon creature, investigative reporter Nancy Wheeler and everyone's favorite big brother Steve Harrington.

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Survivors of Hawkins

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Underground Complex of Hawkins National Laboratory will now become a killing ground for the supernatural hunter from an alternate dimension called Upside Down that Nancy and Steve will try to get away from at any cost.

Demogorgon is a humanoid monstrosity that is quick and brutal, who creates portals on ground or wall and travels through them to reach its prey. It's very presence changes surrounding environment and even affects nearby survivors.

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Holes in Abyss

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Many aspects of the series are awfully similar to themes of DBD that nicely blended into its current lore and 1vs4 gameplay. Stranger Things chapter also breaks a trend by adding a non-human killer for the first time with two unique survivors.

Picking up only Nancy and Steve from many fan-favorite characters was tough but it was their survival skills that made them a perfect fit. Harrington is more resilient to take beating whereas Wheeler is good at scouting and stealthy approach.

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Dead by Daylight Steam Sale Week

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PC version of the game is currently free for a week on Steam and you can then purchase it at 50% off until September 23, 2019. Players on console can have it at half price on PlayStation Store and $10.00 discount at Microsoft Store.

Dead by Daylight has debuted iconic psychotic killers like Freddy Krueger and Ghost Face in past but adding apex predator Demogorgon into the mix only teases possibility of bringing Aliens and Predator on board for upcoming hunting seasons.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Gears 5 Breaks Xbox Game Studios Launch Record

Days within release, Gears 5 breaks records as biggest launch for any Xbox Game Studios game this generation.

Building up a lot of hype from E3 2018 announcement, developer studio The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios have released third-person shooter game Gears 5 this holiday season on PC via Steam and Xbox One platforms.

Latest from fan-favorite Gears of War franchise, the game broke all previous sales records and now has become biggest launch title of current generation Xbox home consoles in its opening weekend without any sign of slowing down.

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Gears 5 Breaks Xbox Game Studios Launch Record

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It marks the biggest launch week for Xbox Game Studios (formerly known as Microsoft Studios) by drawing more than three million players, which is double in count from Gears of War 4 debut week and most played than Halo 4.

Players who purchased Gears 5 Ultimate Edition or subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service got four-day early access from September 6 even though many were not able to connect to due to issues with Xbox Live Gold service.

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Not only are they making impressive sales on Xbox and Xbox Game Pass monthly service but numbers have almost tripled on PC compared to its predecessor title from 2016, making the game largest debut for its publisher till date.

Story of Gears 5 continues from where it left of in last game and follows protagonist Kait Diaz on a personal journey to Sera. Aside from open-world campaign, beloved Horde Mode makes a return alongside crossover with Halo: Reach and more.

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Hit With Critics and Fans

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When looking at these numbers, we must also keep in mind that numbers were increased on some level from subscription services, Xbox One X and Xbox One S console bundle most of which didn't exist when Gears of War 4 came out.

Since many number of Gears 5 players never purchased the game directly will complicate sales number and player count. Nevertheless, critics and fans are really enjoying their experience and it even got sixth best Metacritic user score for an Xbox title.

Samurai Shodown 2019 Free DLC Character Shizumaru Out Now

Shizumaru Hisame joins battle today in sword-based fighting game Samurai Shodown 2019 as free DLC character.

Already out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, sword-based fighting game Samurai Shodown (2019) from developer/publisher SNK Corporation is waiting to arrive later on Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch and PC platforms.

Earlier, SNK announced to feature a new character to SamSho 2019 every month and will continue till February 2020. Today, newest blade-wielding warrior Shizumaru Hisame will be joining as free DLC character for all players.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 Free DLC Character Shizumaru Out Now

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Kid prodigy Shizumaru Hisame is cutting into action today to take stage for the month and make rain of blood.




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Debuted in Samurai Shodown III, this amnesiac lad has been a troubled youth looking for answers about who he really is. He has a unique fighting style that is a blend of skillful wielding his umbrella and a short sword.

Despite his innocent look, this young fellow possesses a murderous rage within him that he always fights to keep in check. In any fight, his opponent is moments away from getting wrecked soon as his demonic side takes over.

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Shizumaru Takes Stage

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His ability of softly floating down in-air is a great way to confuse opponents with their timing and keep them open for an attack. Not only does he look up to Haohmaru, Hisame has an uppercut move akin to his Kougetstuzan.

Shizumaru comes to Samurai Shodown 2019 today as latest free DLC fighter with many more to come in upcoming months. Be very aware when facing this veteran character because his looks are deceiving for his bestial nature.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Borderlands 3 Players Seeks Help on Steam Forum

PC player base of Borderlands 3 are seeking help on Steam forum for Borderlands 2 regarding several issues.

After building up a lot of anticipation, developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games has finally released Borderlands 3 last week for PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but is suffering from a series of issues.

Only a day into launch, players on PC platforms start encountering a number of problems with no help at hand. Therefore, they are all rallying up to Steam forums for Borderlands 2 to let other know about their experience.

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Borderlands 3 Players Seeks Help on Steam Forum

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Shortly after the game was announced, an accidental Tweet has revealed in advance that latest installment of popular looter shooter franchise Borderlands will be an Epic Store-exclusive and PC gaming community become furious.

Initially, a legion of angry fans started review bombing on Steam when that news came out and Valve had to take action by flagging them as off-topic review activity, something that Gearbox CEO, Randy Pitchford made quite a deal about.

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Back then they were mad because of valid concerns and now things are slowly unfolding as Gearbox has apparently released a rushed product within a set release window that remains half-baked, rather than taking time and fixing it.

People are facing all sorts of problems from lack of DirectX 12 support, frame-rate drops, performance issue and even some of them losing their save files. Some are having trouble with FPS drops regardless of having best graphics settings.

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Fans are heading to Steam to talk about issues they are facing because Epic Games Store nether have any forums or user review section. They are only going there in hopes to talk to someone who might have found a solution and can help.

Many users are redirecting them to Gearbox Software official forums since no one has a solution for these problems yet. Developers are reportedly looking into it and affected users are advised to log a ticket at official support of 2K Games.

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Borderlands 3 having problem is just not an opinion of sentimental PC players who are not happy about EGS but are facing genuine problem. Even many reviewers gave it a poor score due to those same issues they faced playing earlier.

Despite majority of disappointed fans of the game are being from PC platform, BL3 has player complains from consoles as well. Industry experts are suggesting to trade graphics for frame-rates, which is completely unacceptable for a new game.

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Some players have initially reported for facing trouble streaming because they didn't had super fast internet and Gearbox has put Denuvo in the game, an online DRM that takes up a lot of their bandwidth and ruining their experience.

Even players on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X suffered from frame-rate drops that require a patch very soon. Hopefully, Borderlands 3 will try to and get better in next six months or by the time a finished version finally arrives on Steam.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Remnant: From the Ashes Adds Adventure Mode

Post-apocalyptic action role-playing shooter Remnant: From the Ashes gets new Adventure game mode in latest free patch.

Following launch on August 20, action role-playing third person shooter Remnant: From the Ashes from developer Gunfire Games and publisher Perfect World Entertainment has picked a sizable player base on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

In less than a month, developers have pushed their first big post-launch content update for players on all platforms that will include Adventure mode, balance to gears, quality of life improvements and it is completely free.

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Remnant: From the Ashes Adds Adventure Mode

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Latest inclusion of Adventure mode will let you play individual worlds with your party and will end when its World Boss is defeated. You can play through dynamically generated versions of Earth, Rhom, and Yaesha from a single World Stone.

Dungeon locations, enemy spawns, points of interest and much more will not be the same from your story campaign. This game mode will not replace your campaign progress but your character will keep any items you found.

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Accidentally deleting your character is harder now, solving Bell Puzzle will relive you of fighting Ravager, enemy health slightly reduced for Nightmare Mode, hunting rifles get extended magazine and gets a crit buff with hunting pistols.

There are also a ton of minor graphical optimization, tweaks and updates within the free patch to improve gameplay experience. Lastly, Wasteland Goodboy has now been buffed and promoted from Goodboy to Very Goodboy.

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Gunfire Games will add a new quest called Leto's Lab on September 19, where titular Leto was messing around with fast travel mechanics and world stones, which eventually didn't work as planned and players are to sort his mess.

Remnant: From the Ashes gave players a taste of Dark Souls with guns, which people loved so much and now that Adventure mode is adding new twists to it, put on your survival boots and jump into its unforgiving world once more.

Play Anthem With Origin Access

After seven months of drag following launch, Anthem has finally joined EA Access monthly subscription service.

Though debuted as one of most anticipated video games of 2019, online multiplayer action role-playing game Anthem from developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts has been a train-wreck ever since it was released.

After a couple of failed attempts to revive its player base with content and patches, EA has finally made the game available for their subscription-based service EA Access and Origin Access on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Play Anthem With Origin Access

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Regular subscribers will be able to play Standard Edition of the game and Premier tier members of Origin Access for PC platform can get their hands on Legion of Dawn edition, which has bunch of more cool staffs for each Javelin classes.

Earlier, Origin Access members were only able to get "Play First" trial comprised of a 10-hour preview of main game. Instead of paying $14.99 for Premier subscription, players can now have the game on regular Access for $4.99 only.

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BioWare's latest open-world action RPG was updated with endgame activity Cataclysm back in August and received another patch on September 4, yet it could never lived up to its hype or even deliver a decent experience for many who supported it.

At one point there was a rumor that Anthem is likely to go free-to-play anytime and now joining EA Access vault has made it pretty much that. They simply do not have enough content to do that like Bungie did with Destiny 2: New Light.

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Origin Access Games for September 2019

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September 19 will see FIFA 20 to arrive for all three major platforms on "Play First" and full game on Premier. EA Access to add Out of the Park Baseball 20, The Escapists 2, Ultimate Chicken Horse, Vambrace: Cold Soul and Yooka-Laylee today.

After lead producer Ben Irving leaving recently, the future of Anthem seems uncertain but Electronic Arts pledges to continue their support through post-launch content, which still is a critical and commercial disappointment to them.

Control DLC May Have Alan Wake Crossover

Recently revealed post-launch DLC content for Control may finally tie in to story of Alan Wake in 2020.

In a recent venture with publisher 505 Games, developer Remedy Entertainment has seen critical and commercial success with release of action-adventure game Control on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

According to their latest announcement for upcoming post-launch content roadmap for the game, two new expansions are revealed and one of them is clearly teasing a tie-in to 2010 supernatural horror universe of Alan Wake.

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Control DLC May Have Alan Wake Crossover

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Before Control, Finnish developer Remedy made a reputation with critically acclaimed psychological thriller title Alan Wake. Although there was a stand-alone follow-up title Alan Wake's American Nightmare, fans never got a true sequel.

Players have already found clues, documents and Easter eggs during their mind-bending exploration of Control that clearly points at events of Bright Falls from first Alan Wake game that was launched almost 10 years ago for Xbox 360.

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Initially, it was an easily missable teaser image of Control's second expansion AWE but when Remedy creative director/writer Sam Lake shared that image on Twitter with a cryptic caption, many people starts noticing what was up.


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A closer look at poster of AWE expansion reveals official box art of Alan Wake in top half of its lettering that sued fonts from the same game. In below half, protagonist Jesse Faden of Control is probably fighting Hiss at Federal Bureau of Control.

AWE can either stand for either "Alan Wake Experience" or Altered World Events and the latter one actually makes more sense. Remedy has also teased these references earlier in their 2016 sci-fi adventure shooter title Quantum Break.

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Alan Wake Reference in Quantum Break

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Although both Alan Wake and Control are set on different plots, many hints suggest that they both are from same universe and maybe even the latter is some sort of continuation of events that took place in Washington forest a decade ago.

According to press release, AWE will arrive on mid-2020 and will send Jesse to investigations sector of Oldest House, a part where FBC keeps tabs on Altered World Events and Bright Falls' case was what the Bureau investigated earlier.

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With every lead matching and pointing to each other, there could is a very good chance for a crossover event or even nothing at all. If not anything, it can very much help revive a beloved series once again by providing a great launch pad.

Through its ending, Control has set up possibilities for a potential sequel to expand further on lead character Jesse Faden's story and despite Remedy expressing to make Alan Wake 2, nothing can be said for sure until next year.