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» June 19, 2018 05:00PM

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Gaming News (921)

Reigning Inferno Event Begins in For Honor

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 17, 2018 09:52AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Action fighting game For Honor is in its seventh season, title Storm and Fury, and is holding a special and fiery in-game event currently. This new event is Reigning Inferno and it brings with it new a game mode along with new items and accessories. Reigning Inferno has already started and goes until August 30.

The new mode that comes with this event is Infernal Dominion that twists normal Dominion matches by adding a ring of fire to contested zones. Now when you find yourself and an enemy in a zone, the ring of fire is formed presenting you with a choice; fight to the death or try to flee through the fire, taking damage. Among the exclusive in-game rewards this event can get you are fire-themed weapons, outfits, ornaments, and an exclusive mask. In its second week you can purchase the Reigning Inferno Bundle that comes with the mask outfit, emote, ornament, and battle outfit.

Come October and the Marching Fire update, For Honor will get its largest update yet as it adds four new heroes from the Wu-Lin faction, a 4v4 Breach Mode, and more. If you are an Xbox Live Gold member and do not have the game yet, it is free from now until September 15.

Source: Ubisoft



Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombies Coming August 28

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 17, 2018 09:06AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Far Cry 5 launched back in March and has received two of its larger DLC already, Hours of Darkness, set in Vietnam, and Lost on Mars. Now we know when players will get to battle the horror movie monsters as Dead Living Zombies, the third major DLC, is releasing on August 28. In this DLC, players will be matched up with Guy Marvel, a D-tier film director with a vision for an epic zombie saga. The scenarios he comes up with, you will go through in multiple locations, always fighting the undead. Once you complete a map, you may want to return for the Score Attack and try for 3-star ratings, as this will unlock weapons and gear to take back to Hope County, the base game's settings.

Dead Living Zombies can be purchased separately for $7.99, as part of the $29.99 Season Pass, or with the base game in the Gold Edition, which costs $89.99.

Source: Ubisoft



F1 2018 Gets New Trailer Ahead of Launch

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 17, 2018 08:55AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


F1 2018 launches in one week and Codemasters has released a new trailer to further show off the gameplay you can expect. It features the recreation of the sport world this game is meant to capture with its simulation of the physics involved with F1 racing and interactions drivers have in reality. This game features the most complete Career Mode yet, as it tasks you to 'Make Headlines' through press interviews, explore the deep research and development options, and adapt to significant end-of-season rule changes. All official teams are represented in the game, along with all 21 circuits featured in the 2018 season. Along with the latest and greatest vehicles, you can also drive 20 classic F1 cars.

F1 2018 launches August 24 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

 

 

Source: Codemasters



Adam Baldwin Joins Voice Cast for Star Control: Origins

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 16, 2018 06:50AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Adam Baldwin, who you might know from Firefly, Chuck, or Full Metal Jacket, has joined the voice cast for Star Control: Origins. His will be the voice of Menkmack, a rogue mercenary commander who hunts the player for a mysterious client.

In Star Control: Origins, the player will be exploring the galaxy in the Vindicator, Earth's state-of-the-art ship. Your mission will be to find allies so the human race can survive a coming fight with an ancient alien threat. The game will release on September 20, but those who pre-order the game now will get it at the discounted price of $34.99 and immediate access to the Fleet Battles beta.

Source: Stardock



How to Hitman Video Series Begins for HITMAN 2

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 16, 2018 06:43AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


As the November 13 release date for HITMAN 2 approaches, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has started a video series to cover different aspects of the game. This first video covers immersion by showing how the player can blend into the crowd and then take advantage of the detailed locations and game's AI to achieve their goals. There are often many paths to Agent 47's goals in a Hitman game, some less conventional than other, but then that is where some of the fun comes from.

 

 

Source: Press Release



Pre-Orders for Metro Exodus Available Now and Aurora Limited Edition Described

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 16, 2018 06:33AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Metro Exodus is set to return us to post-apocalyptic Russia on February 22, 2019, but you can pre-order the game today. For anyone concerned about needing to pre-order from select stores to acquire certain in-game content, do not worry, no such content is reserved for pre-order. Although, there are certain platform-exclusive bonuses, but these are not going to impact the game. Those who pre-order the PC version will also receive a digital art book and the soundtrack, while Xbox One pre-orders get a copy of Metro 2033 Redux, and PlayStation 4 pre-orders get a Dynamic Theme based on the 'Winter' artwork for the game. These bonuses apply for both physical and digital pre-orders. There are also both Standard and Gold editions available on digital stores, with the latter including the Expansion Pass.

If you are a big fan of the franchise and want more, there is the Aurora Limited Edition to consider. It holds the game in an exclusive Steelbook, has a 32 page art book, includes the Expansion Pass, and comes in a bespoke metal outer case inspired by The Aurora steam train Artyom rides in the game. It does not appear the Aurora Limited Edition is available for pre-order just yet.

There are no details yet on what the Expansion Pass will include, as developer 4A games is only going to start working on additional single-player content after the game has gone gold. There will also free DLC and updates.

Source: Deep Silver




Timesplitters and Second Sight IPs Acquired by Koch Media/Deep Silver

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 16, 2018 06:17AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

If you have fond memories of the Timesplitter game series or Second Sight from the 2000s, then you should be happy to learn that Koch Media has acquired the IP, so we can see these franchise return under the Deep Silver publishing label. Acquiring Timesplitters is especially exciting for the company as the studio that originally created it, Free Radical Design, ultimately became Deep Silver Dambuster, and so is already part of the Koch Media family. There are also still many fans of the franchise among the staff who want to see a new product come out in the future. Second Sight also came out of Free Radical Design.

With this acquisition, we can expect new entries in the two series to come in the future, but naturally we need to wait for any details on such products.

Source: Koch Media



Jagged Alliance: Rage! Announced and Coming in Fall

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 15, 2018 09:16AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


It has been a while since the last entry in the Jagged Alliance series was released, but it will not be long before the next. THQ Nordic announced recently that Jagged Alliance: Rage! is in development and will be released this Fall for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It will also be the first game from HandyGames, the newest member of the THQ Nordic network.

Jagged Alliance: Rage! is a turn-based adventure set 20 years after the first game in the series. Ivan Dolvich, Hulmut 'Grunty' Grunther, and Kyle 'Shadow' Simmons along with others have a mission again and it is to survive stranded behind enemy lines. They are outnumbered and badly equipped for the job, but they need to take on an island run by a drug overlord and his crazed army. Luckily your rage skills that get more powerful during a battle will likely help you against your enemies.

When Jagged Alliance: Rage! releases in Fall, it will be $19.99 on PC and $29.99 on the consoles.

Source: THQ Nordic




The Chinese Room Acquired by Sumo Digital

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 14, 2018 06:51AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

About a year ago The Chinese Room, the developer behind games including Dear Esther and Everybody's Gone to the Rapture went dark as it was running out of money and unable to keep its doors open. Now there is good news for any fans of the studio as it is joining the Sumo Digital family. As explained in a blog post from The Chinese Room, this partnership will allow it to get back to work and return to a number of concepts they were not able to make previously. Additionally, the developers will be working with others to create a larger title, which is something only possible because of joining Sumo Digital and its large family of other game developers.

Source: The Chinese Room



Narrative Platformer GRIS Announced for PC and Switch

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 13, 2018 09:19AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Come December, PC and Switch gamers will have the opportunity to enjoy the Nomada Studio and Devolver Digital game GRIS. It is a narrative experience, and so free of death, danger, and frustration as you explore the world. As the reveal trailer below shows, this world has been created with detailed art and animation, which will also be combined with an elegant score. The experience will off light puzzles, platforming sequences, and skill-based challenges for those who wish to try them.

The story of GRIS follows a hopeful young goal who is now lost in her own world, trying to deal with a painful experience in her real life. As you go through her sorrow, she will grow emotionally, allowing her to see the world in different ways, revealing new paths she can explore. Her dress manifests new abilities during this journey as well, which you will need to follow those paths.

GRIS is targeted for December and will be on PC and Nintendo Switch. If you are going to Gamescom or PAX West though, you can it playable there.

 

 

Source: Press Release




Torchlight Frontiers Bringing Back ARPG Series

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 9, 2018 12:07PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


The first Torchlight game was released in 2009 with its sequel coming in 2012. Even though the original developer, Runic Games, has closed the series is going to continue with the newly announced Torchlight Frontiers. This new game is coming from Echtra Games, which was founded by one of the Runic Games founders, Max Schaefer, and is own by Perfect World. (Perfect World also owned Runic Games at the time it closed.) Unfortunately we do not have much in the way of details for the game, but we do have an announcement trailer and the statement that it will combine the 'heart' of the Torchlight series with a "shared, persistent, and dynamically generated world." There will also be multiplayer, as there has been in the earlier two titles. We also know it is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

 

 

Source: Perfect World



Red Dead Redemption 2 Official Gameplay Video Out Now

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 9, 2018 08:13AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


While there has not been any news on if it will come to PC, I think some of you may still be interested in knowing an official gameplay video is now online for Red Dead Redemption 2. To view it you will need to follow the source link below and pass the age-gate, or check it out on YouTube while logged in, but once you do, you will be greeted by scenes from actual gameplay of the game, and it was recorded at 4K.

The video shows off various aspects of the game, including the camp you and your gang will consider home, and some of the ways you can influence it. Getting supplies, like meat from animals you hunt, boosts morale among the gang, and positive morale makes the other members more likely to share information and new opportunities with you. Your horse is also going to be an important part of the experience, as it comes to trust you more over time, though different kinds of horses are better for different tasks. The improved fighting system is also shown off, as well as new ways to interact with people around you, allowing you to avoid confrontations if you wish.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is scheduled to release on October 26 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Hopefully there will be a PC launch date stated before long.

Source: Rockstar Games



RPG Beat-em-Up Young Souls Announced

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 8, 2018 10:50AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


The Arcade Crew and 1P2P have announced an upcoming RPG beat-em-up today; Young Souls. In this game you play as the teenage twins, Jenn and Tristan, who were without a family until a scientist brings them into his home. Within the house though is a portal to another world and it threatens life on Earth. The twins decide to cross the portal and enter the world of goblins where they will find friends and foes, but are still always ready to go it alone.

The announcement trailer is below so you can get a look at the action and story that is coming with Young Souls.

 

 

Source: Press Release




3D Platformer Scarf Announced by THQ Nordic

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 8, 2018 10:48AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


THQ Nordic today announced Scarf a new game coming from Uprising Studios. The upcoming title is a 3D adventure, platformer that has players explore its world as Hyke. Hyke's goal is to become one with nature and this will be achieved by using his polymorphic scarf to solve the puzzles found in the magical environment. There will be multiple narrative layers, all told without text in the very visual world. You can see it in the announcement trailer or screenshots below.

Currently Scarf is slated to release this Winter for the PC.

 

 

Source: THQ Nordic




Ubisoft Announces What It Will Bring to Gamescom

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 7, 2018 12:25PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

Later this month Gamescom 2018 will be taking place in Germany with a large number of companies coming to show off their latest and upcoming products. Ubisoft is no exception to this and has revealed what it will bring with it. Big titles like Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Tom Clancy's The Division 2 will naturally be there for people to try out, along with Skull & Bones, Trials Rising, Anno 1800, and Starlink: Battle for Atlas. Gamers will also be able to get their hands on the Breach Mode of For Honor: Marching Fire, Operation Grim Sky from Year 3 of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege and VR games such as Space Junkies and Transference. The Donkey Kong expansion for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be shown off on stage along with the Gator Rush update coming for The Crew 2 and Just Dance 2019.

Gamesom runs from August 21 to August 25 this year, so that is when we can expect a lot more video game and related news to come out.

Source: Ubisoft



Middle-earth: Shadow of War Has Definitive Edition Coming August 28

Category: Gaming
Posted: August 1, 2018 06:47PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Released last year, Middle-earth: Shadow of War has seen a lot of changes, including the release a number of DLC and more recent changes to its late-game progression, microtransaction market, Nemesis system, and more. Now the publisher, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, has announced the Definitive Edition of the game that includes all of the DLC. Not too long ago I took the time to review the game with its DLC (Middle-earth: Shadow of War Full Experience Review), but this was before the significant changes to the late game that came to all players via a free update.

The Definitive Edition will be available August 28 for $59.99 on PC (Steam and the Microsoft Store), Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. If you are interested in the game and want more than just a review, there is now a demo available on Steam that allows you full access to the region of Nurn and its associated quests. Naturally, progression will continue from the demo to the full game, if you choose to purchase it.

Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment



F1 2018 Shows Off New Features in Trailer

Category: Gaming
Posted: July 31, 2018 06:33PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


We are a bit less than a month away from F1 2018 releasing and today got its first full gameplay trailer, showing off several of the game's new features. These features include changes to the Career mode to make it more impactful on your experience, with press interviews that can impact your career, and expanded R&D options. Additionally, the handling of the vehicles has been improved using real-world F1 data, making the suspension and chassis physics more accurate, and now ERS can be manually deployed. This should result in driving feeling better but also a noticeable difference between the modern cars and the 20 classics featured in the game. The visuals have also been improved, bringing in environmental mist, heat haze, and track mirage effects.

F1 2018 will release on August 24 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

 

 

Source: Codemasters



This is the Police 2 Released Early

Category: Gaming
Posted: July 31, 2018 05:43PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


While its release date had been given as August 2 as recently as the beginning of this month, This is the Police 2 went live today. The game builds on the success of the original title with new mechanics to strengthen its mix of the adventure and management genres.

Why did it release days early? Apparently to balance out for failing to hit the button to have the original This is the Police go live on its announced release date. Regardless of the reason though, the game is now available on Steam and GOG for the PC and will launch on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch in Autumn.

 

 

Source: Press Release



Star Trek: Bridge Crew Gets The Next Generation Expansion

Category: Gaming
Posted: July 28, 2018 06:26AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


This might be news a number of people have been looking forward to, which is the addition of Star Trek: The Next Generation content to Ubisoft's Star Trek: Bridge Crew game. With Star Trek: Bridge Crew players can don a VR headset to become a Starfleet bridge officer and play with others on either the U.S.S. Aegis or U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (the ship from The Original Series). It supports playing with the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality Headsets, such as the Lenovo Explorer.

With this The Next Generation expansion, players can enter the bridge of the Galaxy Class U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D. Besides this new content, two new modes have been added to Ongoing Voyages. One is Patrol, where players can openly explore, encountering enemies and objects as they travel, and Resistance where you are being chased by a Borg cube and must complete objectives prior to the showdown. Another change to game coming with this is the replacement of Engineering to Operations, where one must assign crewmembers to different stations, enabling features like precision targeting, shield modulation, and repairs.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew – The Next Generation is available on PC and PlayStation 4, with PlayStation VR and cross-platform support, for a suggested price of $14.99.

Source: Ubisoft




For Honor Season VII Starts August 2

Category: Gaming
Posted: July 28, 2018 06:11AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


For those of you playing For Honor, or looking to start, Season VII of the game, Storm and Fury, will begin August 2. With this new season comes a new map, Secluded Keep, updated ranked play, and major updates to the Warden and Valkyrie from the original character set. Player progression will also be reset with the new season, but for those who work to regain their high status in the game, new legendary gear is coming along with ten new reputation levels and the Master and Grandmaster ranked divisions. Ranked Duels will be available outside of tournaments, which will rotate on a per-weekend basis.

Battle outfits will see a permanent 30% discount following the Season VII launch and there will be a new Hero Trial to allow players to try those heroes they do not own and purchase them at a discounted Steel price (the in-game currency) from August 2 to August 9. If For Honor sounds interesting to you and you have an Xbox One, it will be free to try from August 16 through September 15 as part of the Games with Gold program.

Source: Ubisoft



Star Control: Origins Releases Fleet Battles Beta 3

Category: Gaming
Posted: July 28, 2018 05:57AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


It has been a few months since the previous beta release for Star Control: Origins Fleet Battles but now we have the Beta 3 version of this mode to enjoy. With the update come several additions, including two new ships; the Arilou Observer and Kzanti Intimidator. These ships have their own loadouts of weapons, such as the cloaking device to hide from opponents and the octomator, which fires in eight directions at once. A new scavenging feature has also been added, placing wreckage from destroyed ships throughout the arena at the start of each match. Flying over them grants a boost of some kind, such as increased acceleration or health. These bonus are applied to the ship in the battle and those in the fleet waiting to join in.

Beta 3 also brings with it two new maps and better multiplayer performance. If you ever lose sight of your ship(s) while playing, a new feature allows you to press Tab to highlight it/them. Updated fonts and some UI polish have also been applied, along with an AI vs/ AI mode.

Star Control: Origins is to release on September 20 and is currently available to pre-order. Those who pre-order gain immediate access to the Fleet Battles beta discussed above, and will receive the first alien content packs for the game early as well. These packs add concept art, lore, and music from Mason Fisher and Riku Nuottajärvi, and many future packs will include music from Dan Nicholson, who was a Star Control II composer, as was Riku Nuottajärvi. The first sets, available today, are the Arilou, Chenjesu, and Mowlings.

 

 

Source: Stardock




Sniper Assassin Competition to Get Likeness in HITMAN 2

Category: Gaming
Posted: July 25, 2018 06:05PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

It was almost two months ago when HITMAN 2 was announced and those who pre-ordered got access to the standalone Sniper Assassin game. Now, for those of you with Sniper Assassin, you have an opportunity to get your name and likeness into the game by playing the game in solo mode, as Agent 47.

This competition to get the high score is open until November 6, one week before HITMAN 2 releases. HITMAN 2 is launching on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on November 13, and as there are three platforms there will be three top-scorers selected when the competition closes; one per platform. The competition is only open in some countries, so you may want to check the link below to make sure yours is among them.

 

 

Source: Press Release and Hitman.com



Aces of the Luftwaffe – Squadron Available Now

Category: Gaming
Posted: July 25, 2018 02:32PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


If you are looking for a new game to enjoy some couch-co-op with your friends, then this could be the game you are looking for. Aces of the Luftwaffe – Squadron is available now on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 and tasks the player with destroying the German air force in this vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up. Besides co-operative multiplayer for up to four players, you will also get to enjoy boss fights and dogfights, skill trees with special abilities for each wingman, and an orchestral soundtrack. Additionally there are flying saucers, giant zeppelins, and a crazy professor that the fully-voiced narrative will explain, along with the New York being under siege and the Statue of Liberty being destroyed.

Aces of the Luftwaffe – Squadron has a suggested price of $14.99.

 

 

Source: Press Release




Colonize the Universe Bundle Offers 4 Games from Stardock, Ludeon Studios, and Madruga Works

Category: Gaming
Posted: July 24, 2018 01:55PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Starting today and going until August 21, the Colonize the Universe bundle with four sci-fi games from developers Stardock, Ludeon Studios, and Madruga Works. The games are Galactic Civilizations III, Offworld Trading Company, RimWorld, and Planetbase, which would cost $109.96 separately but for this bundle can be had for $39.99. The bundle is through Stardock but does provide you Steam keys, and using the affiliate link below shares 10% of the sales with Overclockers Club.

In RimWorld players get to tell a story as they work to colonize a distant planet. Planetbase challenges the player to survive a harsh environment while trying to create a self-sufficient colony. Offworld Trading Company has its own take on the RTS genre as players work to achieve economic dominance in the Martian stock market. Galactic Civilizations III is a turn-based 4X with the goal of ruling a galaxy.

Source: Stardock (OCC Affiliate Link)



Pathfinder: Kingmaker Gets Release Date and Pre-Orders Open

Category: Gaming
Posted: July 24, 2018 01:54PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Pathfinder: Kingmaker, the first single-player classically-influenced role-playing video game based on the Pathfinder tabletop series, has finally gotten its PC digital release date: September 25. With this game, players will be able to visit the Stolen Lands and meet familiar characters and other well-known locations while having brand new adventures. Of course these adventures will include deadly enemies and unforeseen twists. Players will get to experience the game as more than just adventurers though but also rulers, as they get to claim explored lands to form their own kingdom in the wilderness. These kingdoms will reflect the hero's character as alignment, choices, allies, and your ability to lead your people will all influence it.

Along with the release date being announced, pre-orders have opened on both Steam and GOG and different editions have been announced as well. The Explorer Edition gets you the digital download for $39.99. The other, more expensive editions feature a Premium Digital Download that adds two in-game items to help you on your adventure. One is a signet so you can bless your party multiple times a day and the other a belt to help resist disease and fatigue. Both have been designed to not break game balance. Now, here is a list of the other editions:

Noble Edition ($54.99)

  • Premium Digital Download
  • Digital Art Book
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • Two additional in-game player's portraits (one female, one male)

Royal Edition ($69.99)

  • Noble Edition content
  • Digital Chris Avellone Adventure Module
  • Digital Map of Stolen Lands
  • In-game pet (Red Panda)

Imperial Edition ($84.99)

  • Royal Edition content
  • Season Pass

 

 

Source: Press Release




Advanced Gungeons & Draguns Expansion Released for Enter the Gungeon

Category: Gaming
Posted: July 21, 2018 06:39AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


If you enjoy the bullet hell of Enter the Gungeon, then you should be happy to hear the game just got a massive and free expansion. If you do not have a copy yet but are interested, it is 50% off to celebrate the release of the Advanced Gungeons & Draguns expansion.

With this expansion the game has had hundreds of new rooms added along with new enemies to fill them and new bosses to challenge you. There is also a reflex-testing Turbo Mode, if you wish to push yourself that way. More guns and items have also been added along with hundreds of new gun and item synergies, all with a bump to drop rates so new players can feel more powerful more often.

 

 

Source: Press Release




THQ Nordic Reveals Gamescom 2018 Lineup and Avalanche's Generation Zero Distribution Deal

Category: Gaming
Posted: July 21, 2018 06:07AM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

On August 21 Gamescom 2018 will begin and now we know what THQ Nordic will be bringing with it. The company has announced Darksiders III will be there, and will be playable, along with Biomutant. Fade to Silence, and Generation Zero will be on hand for visitors to try for the first time. There will also be four more games shown off behind closed doors, with one of them a world exclusive that will break cover during the Gamescom opening ceremony.

Unlike the other games, Generation Zero is not coming from a THQ Nordic developer but Avalanche Studios, the company behind the Just Cause franchise and recently purchased by Nordisk Film. The two companies have signed a deal for THQ Nordic to handle the physical distribution of the game. This follows a successful distribution deal for theHunter Call of the Wild. The game offers a four-player co-op survival experience set in an alternate 1980s Sweden where hostile machines roam the countryside. It is expected to release in 2019 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

 

 

Source: THQ Nordic [1] (Generation Zero) and [2] (Gamescom 2018)



Middle-earth: Shadow of War Removes Market and Overhauls Shadow Wars Epilogue

Category: Gaming
Posted: July 17, 2018 06:59PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Back in April it was announced that Middle-earth: Shadow of War would see some significant changes, including the removal of the Market, and improvements to the Shadow Wars epilogue. Previously the Shadow Wars consisted of ten stages requiring players to defend or re-capture regions repeatedly, but now the number of stages has been reduced to achieve completion. For context, I finished the base game and entered the Shadow Wars after some 27 hours and just days ago my playtime (according to the game) was some 48 hours. The extra 21 hours is not from just playing the Shadow Wars though, but also time spent running a path for another article, and I was potentially-to-likely idling for some of it as well. Still, it is a lot of time for essentially repeating the same missions. For those who complete or already have completed the Shadow Wars, besides coming closer to 100% completion, you also get a new armor set with several new abilities.

With the removal of the Market, players will now be able to purchase Training Orders for upgrading their dominated captains with Mirian, the in-game currency. Additionally, you can recruit captains found in Online Vendettas and Ranked Conquests, or get loot from them if you kill them. Gear Chests are still awarded at the end of these missions.

The level cap has been bumped up to 80 from 60, with enemy orcs able to reach level 85. Past level 80 you will continue to earn experience for additional skill points that will be able to go into Prestige Skills, which are accessible after Act III and can be purchased multiple times. Using Mirian you can also raise the level of gear to Talion's current level, though upgrade challenges must be completed first, and secondary traits can be re-rolled at the cost of perfect gems.

There have been a number of other changes as well, including fixes and more balance changes. The patch notes are definitely an interesting read, if you have played the game before, and I am looking forward to getting back into Middle-earth: Shadow of War to see just how impactful they all are. (I did only complete the Shadow Wars a couple days ago though.)

Source: WB Games



F1 2018 Classic Cars List Revealed

Category: Gaming
Posted: July 17, 2018 06:08PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Launching on August 24, F1 2018 is having more information released about itself, including now the list of 20 classic cars it will include. Previously announced were the 2009 Brawn and 2003 Williams and joining them are six cars from the 1970x and 1980s along with all of classics from F1 2017.

Among the new additions are the McLaren M23D from James Hunt's 1976 championship win and Nikki Lauda's Ferrari 321 T2. A pair of Lotus cars, Emerson Fittipaldi's 1972 Lotus and Mario Andretti's 1978 Lotus 79, are also coming along with the 1979 Ferrari 312 T4 driver by Jody Scheckter and the 1982 McLaren MP4/1B driven by John Watson Lauda, completing this class of classics.

F1 2018 launches August 24 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The 2009 Brawn BGP-001 and 2003 Williams FW25 are pre-order/Day 1 'Headline Edition' exclusives for the game's first 60 days, after which they will be available as DLC.

 

 

Source: Codemasters




Dark Devotion Receives Story Trailer

Category: Gaming
Posted: July 11, 2018 06:46PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*


Back in April the action-RPG Dark Devotion was revealed and now we have a story trailer giving us more information about its setting. Suffering is central to your devotion and morality is absent when it comes to ways of proving yourself. Everyone seeks the same goal and divine light, and so everyone will reach the same end.

In this game you play as a Templar who is trying to reach salvation through their eternal suffering. As you explore the Temple though, you will find it holds many secrets and it will require revealing the truth to achieve what you seek. Other warriors before you have uncovered some clues so you will need to pay attention to all that you find for how it might help you on your quest.

 

 

Source: Press Release



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