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Star Control: Origins Pre-Orders Now Available

Category: Gaming
Posted: October 19, 2017 11:07AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


A year ago Stardock announced it would be adding a new title to the Star Control franchise, and today Star Control: Origins can now be pre-ordered. The game is set in the year 2086 and tasks the player to explore the galaxy, encounter alien civilizations, and discover new worlds, while trying to save humanity from imminent annihilation.

Star Control: Origins will not release until next year, but those who pre-order will get access to the Super-Melee beta coming next month. In this players will make fleets of ship, and each can have its own powers, abilities, and equipment and players can also customize their appearance. These fleets then go to battle against the computer or against other humans in ranked or unranked multiplayer.

The Star Control: Origins pre-order is available on Steam, GOG, and Stardock for just $24.99, but the bundle that includes Star Control: The Ur-Quan Masters and Star Control: Kessari Quadrant is $29.99.

 

 

Source: Stardock




The Talos Principle VR Now Available

Category: Gaming
Posted: October 18, 2017 10:31AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Croteam is continuing to release VR content as today The Talos Principle VR is available on Steam. While the developer might be best known for the action-FPS Serious Sam series of games, The Talos Principle is a sci-fi puzzler originally released in 2014. This VR release required a ground-up redesign to achieve though, but it now supports HTC Vive and Oculus Rift and features roomscale VR, multiple movement modes, and customizable VR controls.

The Talos Principle VR costs $39.99 and comes with the Road to Gehenna VR expansion. If you own the original 'flat' game though, you get 25% off this VR version.

 

 

Source: Croteam




Visceral Games Studio Shutting Down

Category: Gaming
Posted: October 17, 2017 06:15PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Visceral Games, the studio behind the Dead Space series and several other recognizable titles, is going to be closing down, according to a recent update by EA on the studio's in-development Star Wars title. This was to be an action-adventure title that was coming to be a story-based, linear experience but after reviewing feedback and shifts in the marketplace, EA has decided to pivot on the design. Along with this pivot, the timeframe for release will be changing and the lead development studio will be EA Vancouver. With this project going to another studio, Visceral Games is going to be ramping down and closing, so EA is now working to move as many of the employees over to other EA projects and teams.

Source: EA



F1 2017 Receives Patch 1.9 with LAN Mode and Updated Car Liveries

Category: Gaming
Posted: October 17, 2017 10:21AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


F1 2017 has had its Patch 1.9 released today across PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. This patch adds a number of features, such as Photo Mode to the consoles, enabling those players to create, save, and share action shots, and LAN mode for PC and PlayStation 4. The car liveries have been updated for everyone, and a new spectator UI has been deployed, giving everyone access to enhanced eSports-related features such as displaying various statistics like gap to race leader, car ahead, car behind, fastest lap time, and more. This information can be enabled and disabled as desired. Source: Codemasters




South Park: The Fractured But Whole Season Pass Details Revealed

Category: Gaming
Posted: October 16, 2017 11:27AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


South Park: The Fractured But Whole has recently had its season pass details revealed, just in time for its launch tomorrow. The season pass will add costumes and perks from the South Park: The Stick of Truth game released in 2014, Towelie tips, new combat challenges, story missions, combat buddies, and new superhero costumes and perks. The "Relics of Zaron," a costume and perks pack, and "Towelie: Your Gaming Bud" will be day one content, but those who do not purchase the season pass will be able to acquire both for $4.99 and $1.99, respectively, when they become available on October 17 and October 24, respectively.

The "Danger Deck," "From Dusk till Casa Bonita," and "Bring the Crunch" DLC will be launching later. "Danger Deck" challenges players with Doctor Timothy's Danger Deck, where the can unlock exclusive costumes and artifacts. It will be available for $5.99 in December. "From Dusk till Casa Bonita" and "Bring the Crunch" are both new story DLC and will be available in 2018 for $11.99 each.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole launches tomorrow, October 17, on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. In it you will get to fight the rise of crime in South Park by assuming the role of The New Kid, who assumes the role of a superhero.

Source: Ubisoft




Steep Road to the Olympics Announced by Ubisoft

Category: Gaming
Posted: October 12, 2017 11:12AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Late last year Ubisoft released the open world action-sports game Steep and today the publisher has announced Steep: Road to the Olympics, and expansion that will feature a story mode following the journey of a young athlete in training. This athlete is trying for three freestyle events, Big Air, Half Pipe, and Slopestyle, with the goal of being the first to win gold in these three events. As the real Olympic Winter Games of 2018 are going to be held in PyeongChang, Steep: Road to the Olympics will take players to South Korean mountains, but they will also get to explore the Japanese mountains. Also part of the expansion will be various tips and insights from actual Olympians, and new Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, and Freestyle Skiing events.

If you already have Steep, the expansion will cost $30, but if you need the base game as well, Steep Winter Games Edition has both and will cost $60. Steep: Winter Games Gold Edition comes in at $80 but includes the base game, expansion, and the Year 1 Season Pass, so you will get the three already available DLC packs as well.

 

 

Source: Ubisoft




Assassin's Creed Origins Post-Launch Plan Detailed

Category: Gaming
Posted: October 10, 2017 10:12AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


On October 27 Assassin's Creed Origins launches, but like many AAA games, there will be more to come and now Ubisoft is sharing its post-launch plan. We already know about one post-launch addition, the Discovery Tour mode, which will be coming early 2018 and will be free for all players. Also free for everyone will be the Horde Mode, setting players in a gladiator arena (early 2018), and The Trials of the Gods that let you fight against Egyptian gods during special timed events (starts 15 days after launch). Coming at launch though will be the Photo Mode and the Nomad's Bazaar, which features daily quests for earning exotic rewards.

The season pass, which is included with the Gold Edition or $39.99 separately, will give you 500 Helix Credits and the exclusive Calamity Blade at launch. In November the Roman Centurion and Horus Packs will add a new outfit, weapons, shield, and mount. The story content starts arriving in January 2018 with The Hidden Ones. This expansion is set years after the events of Assassin's Creed Origins as players travel to a new region to fight an occupying Roman force. This DLC will also raise the level cap. The second DLC will follow in March and is called The Curse of the Pharaohs and it focuses on Egyptian mythology. You will get to explore a mystical realm where you will combat beasts like Anubis warriors, scorpios, undead pharaohs, and more as you try to discover what resurrected the dead pharaoh. His DLC will raise the level cap again and add new abilities to the game.

Source: Ubisoft




Offworld Trading Company Receives Conspicuous Consumption DLC

Category: Gaming
Posted: October 10, 2017 07:46AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Offworld Trading Company has an unusual take on real-time strategy games as instead of seeking military domination, players try for economic victories. Now, to let players add some "flare" to their game, the Conspicuous Consumption DLC has been released that offers new art, animations, and audio for select buildings. The Hacker Array, Offworld Market, Optimization Center, Patent Lab, and Pleasure Dome are the select buildings that can be given a new Retro or Fun Time appearance. The Offworld Market can be turned in a retro rocket or a giant popsicle, for example, and the Patent Lab can become a giant Rubik's cube, because what better location is there to do research?

The Conspicuous Consumption DLC is $2.99 and Offworld Trading Company is $19.99.

 

 

Source: Stardock




Red Dead Redemption 2 Gets Second Trailer

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 28, 2017 08:16AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Back in October, Rockstar Games announced Red Dead Redemption 2 was coming. At the time it was expected this year, but its release has slipped to Spring 2018 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with no PC release announced. Today though we are getting the second trailer for the game, showing us some more of the outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang that will rob, right, and steal to survive across America.

 

 

Source: Rockstar Newswire



Assassin's Creed Origin to Feature Discovery Tour for Exploring Ancient Egypt

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 27, 2017 10:16AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Historical fiction works, like the Assassin's Creed series of games, allow you to visit a completely different time, and while some of what is presented to you is fictitious, there remains some truth to what you discover. With Assassin's Creed Origins, however, Ubisoft is adding Discovery Tour, a feature that will allow you to explore Ancient Egypt without the concern of combat or story progress. Guided tours, curated by historians and Egyptologists, will allow the player to learn about the real history of the game's setting.

It may or may not surprise you that such an educational mode is actually something that was requested by teachers and institutions, so Discovery Tour is meant as an educative mode as it will present actual facts to the player. Subjects such as the Great Pyramids, Cleopatra, mummification and more will be covered in this mode, and without the game progression to be concerned with, players can also explore the re-created landscapes of Memphis, Alexandria, the Sand Sea, and the Giza Plateau as they wish.

Assassin's Creed Origins launches on October 27 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 but Discovery Tour will come as a free update in early 2018.

Source: Ubi Blog




Some Details of the Ataribox Revealed

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 26, 2017 11:26AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

With Nintendo's success with the NES Classic, and expected success with the SNES Classic that will be available the end of this week, it cannot be too surprising when other companies try replicating that success by rereleasing their own classic game libraries on specialized hardware. Atari, which has a back-catalog of many classic games, had previously stated it wanted to release an Ataribox console, that would let us enjoy some of those classic games again, and now we are learning a bit more about the hardware and the device's target, thanks to an interview by GamesBeat with the Ataribox creator and general manager, Feargal Mac.

The Ataribox is going to run a Linux-based OS and will be an open system, so others can access and customize it as they wish. Powering it will be an AMD CPU with Radeon graphics and the cost of the Ataribox will be between $250 and $300. That is definitely more than the MSRP of Nintendo's classic consoles, but it is not going to be so specialized. It will be capable of running the classic games and some modern games too, like Minecraft or Terraria, but not AAA titles that require much more powerful hardware. It will also be able to stream, run apps, browse the Internet, and play music.

Atari will start a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo this fall with the Ataribox launching in Spring 2018.

Source: Venture Beat



Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope Exits Early Access on Steam

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 20, 2017 10:27AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Eleven months ago Croteam, put Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope on Steam Early Access and today the developer has fully launched it. To mark the occasion, it is 25% off on both Steam and the Oculus Store. Part of this final update is the addition of playable character Serious Sammy and randomly generated missions, providing limitless gameplay for the serious players.

With this game players can visit five different planets and try to survive the game modes with the various weapons, upgrades, and powerups. In the Arena mode you face 8 arenas that have 4 waves of randomly generated enemies, and if that sounds easy, you can always try increasing the difficulty, as there are 20 difficulty modes. Beating an arena difficulty gets you a weapon upgrade.

The Endless Wave game mode has you just trying to survive as long as possible, hoping to claim a spot on the global leaderboards. The Daily Challenge provides an endless wave scenario but on a specific arena map each day, for more direct competition between players.

 

 

Source: Croteam




Galactic Civilizations III and Crusade Updated to Version 2.5

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 12, 2017 12:46PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Today Galactic Civilizations III and its expansion, Crusade, have received the major v2.5 update. With this update come improvements to AI, UI, balance, and performance.

Some of these improvements you will see in GalCiv3 actually come from in Crusade being brought into the original game, but naturally not with the expansion's special features. Some UI changes, like the summary tab, come from Crusade, along with how galactic resources are accumulated, and even the performance improvement for AI. Now the AI system is run on a core-neutral engine in both the base game and expansion. Crusade's improvements to the Diplomacy system, including the very useful trade bar, have been brought to the base game too.

If you look at the release notes there are two that might be of particular interest to current GalCiv3 and Crusade players. Saves from earlier versions of the game are not supported, so if you want to continue playing them you will need to select "galcivclassic – v2.33 Release" under the Betas tab of the game's Steam properties. For those with Crusade but want to return to the base game without having to remove the files, you can add -DisableDLC "Crusade" as a launch flag. The release notes are fairly long but might be worth looking through to see what other handy enhancements have come, and what Crusade enhancements are now in the base game.

I want to share this quote from the CEO of Stardock, Brad Wardell, concerning his view of the Crusade expansion and the future of it and the base game:

I view Crusade as practically a sequel to the base game, not just an expansion. We really don't want to get into the business of charging money for AI and engine upgrades, so we'll continue to improve both games in order to achieve the best possible results.

Source: Stardock and Press Release




SNES Classic Will Ship in High Numbers and NES Classic Returning in 2018

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 12, 2017 05:35AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

This is some news that for anyone who wants an SNES Classic but did not secure a pre-order might be glad to hear. Today Nintendo has released a statement that the company will ship more units of the SNES Classic in the US on its September 29 launch date than it shipped NES Classic units all last year. Naturally these will not be the only shipments, with more to come regularly afterward. I would not be surprised if demand continues to exceed supply, but at least this should make it easier to find one at the $79.99 MSRP.

Speaking of the NES Classic, if you were not able to get one last year, you will be getting a second chance at one, without turning to Ebay. In the same press release Nintendo has also stated it will be returning with new shipments next summer.

Source: Nintendo



Ubisoft Announces Atomega FPS Coming Next Week

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 11, 2017 09:36AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

From the developers of Grow Home and Grow Up comes Atomega, a new online multiplayer FPS from Ubisoft. In this game you play as an Exoform, a post-biological lifeform existing at the end of the universe, fighting over mass. When you enter the arena you start as the small Atom, but by collecting mass by finding it or fighting for it, you can gain enough to evolve into the powerful Omega form. The rounds last for ten minutes and those who earned the most points by collecting mass win.

Atomega releases September 19, as in next week, and will be available on Steam for just $9.99.

 

 

Source: Ubisoft



Rockstar Stepping into VR with L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files

Category: Gaming
Posted: September 7, 2017 06:17AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Originally released back in 2011, Rockstar Games has announced new versions of L.A. Noire are coming November 14, 2017. These new versions will bring the game to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One consoles, but also to the HTC Vive. L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files is going to be Rockstar's first venture into VR and will feature seven cases from the original game, rebuilt for the Vive's VR experience.

L.A. Noire follows Cole Phelps, a decorated veteran who has recently become a detective in 1940's Los Angeles. He will be investigating an escalating series of cases, which are inspired by real-world crimes, ultimately leading him to the criminal heart of the city.

Come November 14, gamers will have their choice of experiencing L.A. Noire in VR, at 4K, or on the go thanks to the portability of the Switch, the power of the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, and the capabilities of the HTC Vive. The console versions will include all of the DLC from the original game, along with technical enhancements to improve the experience, while the Switch will also receive platform specific enhancements, such as a Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic and gesture-based controls.

Source: Rockstar Games



Microsoft Announces Windows Mixed Reality Headsets Will Run Steam Content

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 28, 2017 12:26PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Some months ago, Microsoft announced the coming of Windows Mixed Reality headsets from multiple manufacturers. These headsets are meant to help make virtual reality more accessible to people, with lower price tags and simpler technologies. Now some more details have been revealed at IFA, including that the headsets will support VR content on Steam.

Headsets and motion controllers from HP, Lenovo, Dell, and Acer should be available at holiday time starting as low as $399, bringing them in under both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Unlike these two already-available headsets, these new Windows Mixed Reality headsets use built-in sensors for tracking position, instead of external sensors, allowing for a plug-and-play experience.

 

 

Source: Microsoft



The Crew 2 Coming March 16, 2018

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 22, 2017 11:57AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Just last week Ubisoft announced its deal with Harley-Davidson to bring iconic motorcycles to The Crew 2 and today the game's release date has been announced as March 16, 2018. The sequel to 2014's The Crew, the upcoming game is meant to build on its open-world, action racing predecessor with more vehicles to explore America with. Cars, bikes, boats, and planes will all be accessible and with the Fast Fav feature, shown off in the embedded trailer, players will be able to switch between their favorite ground, water, and air vehicles at the push of a button. The Crew 2 is also getting a LIVE Replay feature, a tool to automatically record your stunts and such to share video clips with friends or the world.

Along with the release date, we have also gotten information on the pre-order offers. Any pre-ordering The Crew 2 will get the Legendary Motors Pack, featuring the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Touring Car 2016 and Harly-Davidson Iron 883 2017. The Deluxe Edition includes that and the Motorsports Deluxe Pack with the Ford F-150 Raptor Race Truck 2017, Abarth 500 2008 Monster Truck Edition, Pilatus PC-21 aerobatics plane, and three racing outfits for your avatar. The Deluxe Edition will cost $69.99 while the Gold Edition, that includes the Season Pass as well, will be $99.99 in digital form and $109.99 for the physical Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions.

 

 

Source: Ubisoft




Anno 1800 Announced by Ubisoft

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 22, 2017 11:37AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

The next entry in the Anno franchise has been announced, and while it takes us back in time, the year still adds up to nine: Anno 1800. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the world was entering the industrial age with industrialization, diplomacy, and discovery. This means players will get to create massive cities while exploring and settling new lands.

Currently the game is expected to release in Winter 2018, so more than a year away, but you can get involved sooner. The developers, Ubisoft Blue Byte have also announced the creation of Anno Union, a new community initiative that will give players the opportunity to influence development. Those in Anno Union will get to see exclusive content, the latest news, receive development insights, a look at behind the scenes content, and have an opportunity to play the game early. With feedback requests, votes on features, taking part in play tests, and the ability to create content for the game, players will get to help shape the future of the franchise.

 

 

Source: Press Release



Battlefield 1 Revolution and Incursions Revealed by EA

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 21, 2017 11:18AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


At Gamescom today, EA unveiled Battlefield 1 Revolution, the complete Battlefield 1 experience, and the Incursions Closed Alpha. With Revolution, players will get all Battlefield 1 content, including the They Shall Not Pass content that is available today and the content coming in the future.

Also announced today was Battlefield 1 Incursions, which is meant to offer tight teamplay and a competitive experience as players test their skills in 5 vs. 5 matches. Incursions will be available in a closed alpha starting in September, so if you want in you will need to register for a spot, and registration ends August 26.

Source: EA



RUINER Gets New Trailer and September 26 Release Date

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 21, 2017 10:47AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


If you are looking for a new cyberpunk action shooter, we now have a release date for RUINER and it will be hitting PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on September 26. Along with this announcement came the new 'Ugly Heart' trailer, embedded below.

RUNIER is a brutal action shooter that takes you to the year 2091 in the city of Rengkok. Here you lash out against the corrupt system that has kidnapped your brother, with the help of a hacker friend and the many tools and weapons you can find.

Source: Press Release




2K Celebrating BioShock 10th Anniversary With Collector's Edition and PAX West Party

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 21, 2017 07:27AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Ten years ago, BioShock was released and gamers got to explore the underwater city of Rapture. To mark this occasion, 2K has announced the BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition that features a new iconic Big Daddy and Little Sister statue. For those of you attending PAX West, you can also check out the 10-year anniversary party the publisher is folding. A new BioShock YouTube channel has also been created to share the classic trailers and many fan-made videos and creations from over this decade.

For those of you interested in the BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition, pre-orders start today and it has a November 14 release date, but it is exclusive to GameStop and the 2K Store (US Only). It is also only for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. What it contains is a copy of BioShock: The Collection, which was released in September with the three games, and the 11.9 inch tall statue. For those who still need a copy of the games but are not interested in the statue, the price of BioShock: The Collection is being dropped as well.

If are not unfamiliar with the series, would you kindly check out the reviews we have up for all three: BioShock; BioShock 2; and BioShock Infinite.

Source: 2K




Absolver Multiplayer Features Shown and Post-Release Content Announced

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 17, 2017 12:13PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


With the launch date of Absolver approaching, we are getting some information on what will be coming post-release, and a look at its multiplayer features. Absolver is an online melee action game and with a new trailer we are seeing how some of the online features will work. All players will start exploring the plains of Adal alone, but will encounter both AI opponents and live players. When coming across a live player, they may engage in some friendly sparring, an actual PvP fight, or join together for some cooperative PvE fun, with up to three players. Players can learn moves from each other when playing cooperatively. Also more advanced players will be able to make their own combat schools for others to join, effectively making them a mentor.

Starting about one to two months after release, the first of the free content updates should start releasing. The first update has been announced already and is to answer the wishes of the current testing community. The early players were requesting 3 versus 3 combat modes, ranked matches, and a spectator mode. These three features will be among the first added to the game through the free updates, along with new combat styles and moves from players' combat decks.

Absolver releases on August 29 for PC and PlayStation 4.

 

 

Source: Press Release



The Crew 2 Getting Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 17, 2017 11:59AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Back in June, Ubisoft announced The Crew 2 was coming next year and that it would bring with it many new vehicles to control, such as bikes, boats, and planes. Today it has been revealed that several Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be among these additions. The first of these will be the Iron 883 but it will not be last as more will be integrated in over time. This deal between Ubisoft and Harley-Davidson is also exclusive, in that it will be a year after the release of the game before the motorcycles can appear in other racing videogames.

The Crew 2 is to be released early next year for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox One X, and PlayStation 4 Pro.

Source: Ubisoft




Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Updating to v2.4 Next Week with Vulkan

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 15, 2017 01:20PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


On August 24 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation will be receiving its v2.4 update, which will include many changes, including the long awaited support for Vulkan. This was already the first game to support DirectX 12 (when the base game, Ashes of the Singularity, launched) and now it will be the first title to support both DX12 and Vulkan simultaneously. Vulkan’s support for multiple operating systems means Windows 7 and Windows 8 users will be able to use it. The benchmarking tool is also seeing an update with v2.4.

Of course there are more changes than those, including UI changes resulting from a full menu rework, updates to scenarios and all three campaigns, rebalancing, and increased modding support. To thank the multiplayer community, a free Co-op Map Pack DLC is also going to be released on August 24.

Source: Stardock




Absolver Receives Character Creation and Customization Trailer

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 14, 2017 01:23PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

For those of you interested in Absolver, releasing August 29 on PC and PlayStation 4, a new trailer is out showing how you can customize your character. These choices can be important as clothes and equipment will impact how your character plays.

Absolver is an online multiplayer combat game that will feature fluid combat when it launches and allow the player to develop their own style and flow. Its pre-order bonuses have already been announced, for those that are interested in the title, and it is available at 10% off its base price until its release.

 

 

Source: Press Release



The Division Receiving Update 1.7 Tomorrow

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 14, 2017 09:29AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


It may have been released over a year ago, but Ubisoft is still working on The Division as it will soon be getting Update1.7. With this update comes several new features, including Global Events, Commendations, survival improvements, new gear and customization options, and Encrypted Caches.

With Global Events the update is meant to challenge players in new ways, and for those who want the difficulty to be even higher, additional modifiers can be activated on some missions and incursions. The first global event, Outbreak, starts tomorrow and ends on August 22. Commendations build on what had been feats, giving players a series of tasks to complete and rewards for completion. The survival improvements are meant to allow players to reach higher scores and bring the reward economy in line with other activities, while the new gear includes 'classified' gear sets with tweaked stats. There will also be new face masks and arm patches for customizing your character, but if you want to go deeper you can visit a barbershop to change your character's looks.

This update is the first of two free updates for Year 2 of the game.

Source: Ubisoft




Songbringer Launches on September 1

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 14, 2017 09:12AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


If you are looking for a sci-fi action RPG, a new one is coming to PC and Xbox One on September 1, with the PlayStation 4 launch following on September 5. Songbringer is being developed by the one-man team of Wizard FU and published by Double Eleven, and in this title you will be playing as Roq, a planetary surveyor who has to save the universe after accidentally waking an ancient evil army. Exploring the world of Ekzerra and defeating its bosses is the only way to grow enough to bring peace to the galaxy again.

Songbringer is a single-player action RPG, but does support local coop two player mode. It features real time combat with seven weapon types, including the nanosword, blink orb, and kilobombs, along with hundreds of unique items and power ups. Some of these items can also be combined. The world is procedurally generated from a six-letter world seed with one overworld, 10 dungeons, and 13 primary bosses with hidden items, secret entrances, pathways, and bomb-able walls. With a roguelike permadeath option and online leaderboards, players will be able to compete with each other over their 6-12 hour adventures.

 

 

Source: Double Eleven




F1 2017 Gets New Gameplay Trailer Showing Monaco Night Circuit

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 1, 2017 05:43PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


With the August 25 release date coming up for F1 2017, Codemasters and Deep Silver have released another gameplay trailer for the next entry in the racing franchise. This new trailer shows off the Monaco street circuit at night, which is the first time it has been available to drive in the game series. Players will get to run this course with both the newest F1 cars as well as the classics the game will feature. The game will have the 20 official circuits of the current F1 season, Monaco at night, as well as four brand new short circuits set in Britain, Bahrain, the United States, and one soon-to-be-announced track.

F1 2017 releases for Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on August 25.

 

 

Source: Codemasters



Super Cloudbuilt Now Available

Category: Gaming
Posted: July 25, 2017 05:32PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Super Cloudbuilt from Coilworks and Double Eleven has finally released on Steam and PlayStation 4, with the Xbox One version launching on Friday. In Super Cloudbuilt you play as Demi, a young soldier who wakes up in an unfamiliar world and learn her story as you explore the world. Exploring involves leaping between platforms above an abyss, dashing across walls and up ledges, and destroying hazards that that are in your way. There are shortcuts and alternate paths to take that may help you reach the top of the leaderboards. With 177 challenges across its Story, Ranked, and Rush modes, Super Cloudbuilt has a lot for players to master their techniques with. Super Cloudbuilt is $19.99 but is enjoying 10% during this launch week.




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