The scariest night of the year is just around the corner and to celebrate it Bethesda have kicked off with a Halloween special for the Elder Scrolls Online, running for the entire month of October. Though this isn't the first game to have an exclusive Halloween feature as earlier this week, Blizzard released new creepy skins, sprays, and poses for Overwatch, whilst Bungie hinted to gamers that more seasonal events are coming to Destiny, one of which may be themed around Halloween this month.
Amongst all the spooky featurettes announced for the gaming industry, The Elder Scrolls Online, 'The Witches Festival,' is now a part of the Halloween exclusive. Players who want to enjoy the full Witches Festival experience will first have to claim their free Crow Caller from the Crown Store and complete the quest that gets assigned to them. Once the quest is complete, players will then gain the Witchmother's Whistle and the Witchmother's Cauldron. Those two items will give players the opportunity to take on the form of the Undead, and while in that state can acquire new Halloween items.
In zombie form, players have the chance to obtain the exclusive Plunder Skulls after eliminating head bosses. These skulls are important as they contain items such as masks, recipes, and a Hollowjack crafting theme. Once the event concludes, players can keep the Witchmother's Whistle, but means that they won't able to utilize the zombie mode. For those who aren't afraid of the dark, this one's for you.
Rockstar is slowly but surely unveiling the new Red Dead 3 game, and the latest snippet seems to verify recent rumors.
Rockstar has just posted an interesting picture of the new Red Dead game that could confirm our old Legends of the Old West rumors. The picture shows seven gunslingers, which could be the Magnificent Seven. We've posted many leaks and rumors about Red Dead 3, and the most prominent one pinpoints the game as a prequel featuring famous renegade gunslingers of the era--this folds in with the Magnificent Seven.
Rumor has it that Red Dead: Legends of the Old West will take place in a prequel timeline with "more than one playable character" (hence the seven characters shown on Rockstar's teaser) and a"much bigger open world" with famous gunslingers thrown in the mix. A leaked in-game map supports the prequel timeline rumor.
Microsoft has added three new games to their Backwards Compatibility Program list as of October 13, with the latest additions to join the transformation from Xbox 360 are: Silent Hill: Downpour, Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard, and Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords.
Each title was announced via Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb Twitter account, where he stated that the games were now eligible for Xbox One. As similar to other backwards altered games, if users already own any of these titles on Xbox 360, they will automatically be available in their Xbox One library. If not the games will cost the following:
This game drop comes as the second one for this week recently following the release of Jurassic Park: The Game, Battlestations: Midway, Dragon's Lair, and Tour de France 201, launched for compatibility only days ago.
Dark Souls III developer Bandai Namco has recently published a new game trailer for the title's first expansion pack, 'Ashes of Ariandel.' The DLC debuts on October 25 and is the first of two expansions planned for Dark Souls III for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The game trailer provided showcases so much more than just visual perfection. From the new PvP mode, to incredible map surroundings, those watching the preview can get a first-hand look at the game's exclusive content. New weapons, armor sets, and magic elements are amongst some of the featured items seen in newest expansion.
The Ashes of Ariandel DLC will cost players $15 and will include a $25 season pass. The DLC will be released at the same time around the world so no gamer gets to miss out, as the second expansion is expected in early 2017.
Flying Wild Hog has one of the best games on the PC in 2016, with Shadow Warrior 2 an excellent evolution of its reboot of Shadow Warrior from a few years ago. The developer has crafted one of the most customizable, and best-looking games of the year - not only that, but it includes 21:9 aspect ratio support for UltraWide monitors, SLI/CrossFire support for multi-GPU owners, and more.
Shadow Warrior 2 is also the world's first game to utilize NVIDIA's exciting new Multi-Res Shading technology, which is explained in the video above.
Here's an image showing how Multi-Res Shading works, where the direct center of the screen is rendered at 100% of the screen resolution, while the surrounding border is running at 60% of the resolution.
UPDATE: Seems this is a huge false alarm, folks, apologies for that. It's incredibly easy to fake something like this, and I was able to replicate the same results as the YouTuber. So don't expect Red Dead 3 to be called "Red Dead: Retribution." A quick update: Rockstar posts another Red Dead 3 teaser that hints towards the Legends of the Old West prequel rumors.
Rockstar Games almost broke the internet by teasing a new Red Dead game, and now we have concrete evidence that it'll be called Red Dead: Retribution.
After months of waiting and teasing, we finally have some actual evidence of Red Dead 3. As you all know, Rockstar Games recently teased the game across social media and its website, and YouTuber PsychKyle found something quite interesting in the source code on Rockstar's mainsite: a direct mention of "Red Dead: Retribution." The source code is now missing from the site.
This clashes with the reports and rumors that Red Dead 3 would be called "Legends of the Old West" and feature classic gunslingers from the time, but we still have strong reason to believe the game will be a prequel rather than a direct sequel to Red Dead Redemption 2.
Rockstar Games had a surprising hit in its hands with Red Dead Redemption, but gamers have been dying for a sequel for a while now, and out of the blue - the developer has teased an announcement through the use of its iconic logo on the official Rockstar Games Twitter page.
The developer also teased the red logo on its Facebook and official website, throwing out the yellow and black, or the white one it usually uses. The visual side of Red Dead Redemption was... well... red, used in a bunch of the promotional artwork for the game. Now that Rockstar is going on the marketing offensive with a red-themed tease, we can only expect an announcement or reveal of Red Dead Redemption 2 very soon.
EA DICE has done an amazing job on Battlefield 1, which has some super-engaging multiplayer that we've come to expect, but the single-player is done in a very different way, and it's awesome. How am I playing it so early?
Well, for Origin Access members that pay $6.99 per month (which you can still do right now...) you get early access to certain games, and Battlefield 1 is one of them. You only get 10 hours of play time, but that's enough for some multiplayer battles and a quick squizz at the single-player goodness.
I've captured some gameplay footage from Battlefield 1, cranking along at 4K 60FPS on a single NVIDIA Titan X graphics card.
Square Enix has already confirmed Final Fantasy VII: Remake's combat system won't be ATB-based like the original game, instead favoring a new action-oriented system similar to Final Fantasy 15. Now game director Tetsuya Nomura delivers more details about the remake's combat, promising the team will deliver specifics quite soon.
"The battles in [the FF7 Remake] have greatly changed from the original, since they're something with more action in them," Nomura said in an interview with Japanese publication Dengenki PlayStation. "The battle system in Final Fantasy VII Remake is also vastly different, so I think we need to communicate very clearly just how exactly battles will work. We're currently in the middle of elevating various aspects up to finished quality."
While fans are excited about the Final Fantasy VII: Remake, the prospect of huge in-game changes has garnered mixed impressions. Final Fantasy VII is regarded by millions of gamers as a masterpiece, and has a huge cult following, but Square Enix won't be issuing a straight remaster: the game will have some pretty huge changes and overhauls alongside its new HD graphics. "We've heard a lot of fans also say that they want to play the game with the original ATB style, but for the remake we're proceeding toward an action-heavy style. Of course, we've added systems that future fans will be able to enjoy, so people who are bad at action-style battles, please don't worry."
To the gamers who love to bust a move this one comes fresh off the press! The latest announcement for Ubisoft's 'Just Dance 2017' is the unveiling of the brand new song line-up featuring numerous genres and eras of music like never before.
The base game soundtrack will contain 40 songs including smash hits by artists: Queen, Maroon 5, Sia, Justin Bieber, Beyonce and much more. This makes the track list one of the most diverse line-ups for the game with over 200 songs in total with the addition of 'Just Dance Unlimited.'
Gamers who have already subscribed to the Ubisoft service will be happy to know that the company will be continuing its exclusive content and tracks throughout the year via the Unlimited offer. Though this will only be available for current generation consoles, so Xbox 360 and PS3 players will unfortunately, miss out on the extra content. Customers who have registered or are considering will receive a free 3-month subscription to Unlimited for only $5 a month. A pretty cheap way to work out those dance moves.