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Survival instinct questioned in new Left Alive trailer

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 19 mins ago

In the lastest 'Left Alive' trailer released by Square Enix, players are posed a multitude of questions regarding the choices they will be forced to make to ultimately make way for their own survival.

 

 

From the above trailer, Left Alive players will have some very hard decisions to make. These decisions will range in the form of advancing on enemies strategically or forcefully, to standing in the way of civilian life to protect them. Each vital decision made has a plethora of potential outcomes that will cause a butterfly effect throughout the rest of the game.

 

Left Alive will feature three main protagonists, each of these characters will come with their own story, missions and routes of survival techniques. This means that when playing as character A and moving forward through a specifically forced 'choice point', when coming across the same point and playing as character B, you may not have the same option as you previously choose. Left Alive is planned for release on March 5th and will be arriving on the PS4 and PC. For more information regarding the title, visit the official Left Alive website here.

 

 

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Devil May Cry 5 - HYDE Collaboration trailer released

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 19 mins ago

Capcom has a new trailer for their upcoming title Devil May Cry 5. The new trailer showcases some awesome combat through the three playable characters.

 

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Capcom have been rampant with the Devil May Cry 5 trailer hype, last week we saw a trailer released at The Game Awards that revealed the Xbox One demo and now we have a brand new one titled 'HYDE Collaboration.' The new trailer located above showcases to players all three main playable characters, Nero, V and of course Dante.

 

As you would expect from a Devil May Cry trailer, we are subjected to a slaughtering of demons at the hands of all three characters. The trailer actually showcases some awesome actions sequences throughout quite a large variety of demons, some large, others small and some that can only be assumed take 'boss' status. Devil May Cry 5 will release for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 8, 2019.

The Conan Unconquered experience is truly 'unconquerable'

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 19 mins ago

Yesterday we saw the announcement of 'Conan Unconquered', a new real-time strategy game that is being developed by the veterans at Petroglyph Games and published by Funcom. Both developers and publishers have commented on the recent announcement.

 

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In a recent press release, we have comments from both Funcom CEO, Rui Casais and also Petroglyph CEO, Chuck Kroegel. Casais explains that him and his team are enjoying working with the team at Petroglyph, and that Casais feels as if that love is reciprocated back towards their company mutually. As a bi-product of this mutual connection, both companies believe this "team effort in every sense" will be what makes Conan Unconquered a "exciting game that continues to get better every day."

 

In final, Petroglyph CEO Chuck Kroegel has said that "Partnering with Funcom has truly made this Conan game experience unconquerable!" If you are a fan of strategy games and are curious about what a strategy game could offer you in the universe of Conan the Barbarian, a further description on Conan Unconquered can be found here. Conan Unconquered will be available in Q2 of 2019. A Steam listing for the title can be found here.

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Darksiders III - Accolades Trailer released

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 19 mins ago

THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games have decided to release another trailer regarding the success of Darksiders III. The new trailer is an Accolades Trailer and details some quotes from media sources talking about Darksiders III.

 

 

The Accolades Trailer contains quotes from numerous gaming reviewing sources, we can see quotes from JeuxVideo, God Is A Greek, GameInformer, PC Games, GamerSky and more. The trailer mixes these quotes into the background of some epic action we see from Fury taking down a range of unqiue enemies.

 

For those that don't know the story of Darksiders III, players that decide to pick up the title will embark on an epic hack-slash adventure with Fury at the reins of your destruction. Fury is a member of the Four Horseman and is sent on a quest to take down the Seven Deadly Sins to restore order and balance to the world of good and evil and prove her superiority as the strongest of the horseman. Since Fury is a mage her form changes throughout the game depending on how far the player progresses, this aspect also coincides with the her evolving weaponry, mechanics and overall presence within the game. Darksiders III is currently available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. For information regarding the games coming DLC's, check out my story on the two that are currently planned here.

NierR: Automata - Game of the YoRHa Edition details soon

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 19 mins ago

There is a new edition coming out for Square Enix and Platinum Games' NieR: Automata, and a teaser regarding the details of said edition has surfaced from the original writer, Yoko Taro.

 

 

The teaser is sourced from the NieR Game Twitter account where Yoko Taro took to the stage with a special announcement for the fans. The announcement says that Square Enix has asked Yoko Taro to comment about the coming Game of the YoRHa Edition, instead the writer gave us a fable regarding the meaning of nothing and how it can be applied to life.

 

Taro gives us the three release dates of NieR: Automata's release in their specific regions, he then lays out these dates into whole numbers and then adds them together to get a final number. He then proceeds to create two mediums by drawing two lines down the middle of the number and then subtracting the second number from the first. The equation is like this: 20170223 (2017/02/23) + 20170307 + (2017/03/07) + 20170310 (2017/03/10) = 60510840. This number is then divided by the lines 6051|0840 and then 0840 is subtracted from 6051, resulting in 5211.

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China is not #1: bans Fortnite, PUBG, and other games

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 58 mins ago

China has just struck down its ban hammer on a bunch of the most popular games in the world, with heavy hitters like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds being banned in the country over "promoting incorrect values".

 

 

What exactly is "incorrect values" in the eyes of China? That would be blood and gore, and the depiction of female characters in games. Fortnite and PUBG weren't the only two hit, but they were totally banned in the country. Other games including Overwatch, Diablo, World of Warcraft and League of Legends have been told they need "correction action" in China if they want to stay unbanned.

 

There were 20 games that were put under the microscope by the Chinese government's new Online Ethics Review Committee, and out of the gate 9 of them failed and were ultimately banned. PUBG and H1Z1 were criticized for their use of blood and gore, but the banning of Fortnite is a mystery as there is no blood or gore in Epic Games' smash hit battle royale game.

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Overwatch gets into the festive spirit with its new update

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 48 mins ago

Blizzard is once again getting into the festive spirit with a new update for Overwatch that arrives as the Winter Wonderland event, providing new skins, emotes, and more for the game to celebrate all things Christmas. Check out the trailer below:

 

 

The developer has been showing off individual Overwatch characters and their new festive outfits on social media over the last few days ahead of the Winter Wonderland update, but now we have a full detailed listing of what to expect. Roadhog receives an aweseome-looking Rudolph outfit for Christmas play in Overwatch, while Santa Claus costumes are provided for Mei (she looks SO good with it on) as well as Torbjorn.

 

Blizzard has thrown in two new brawls into Overwatch's new Winter Wonderland update, with the first dubbed 'Yeti Hunter'. In this mode, a team of Mei players will have to chase a Winston player who features the Yeti Skin festive outfit. Mei is featured in the second brawl which is called 'Snowball Offensive' that sees Mei sporting a modified Endothermic Blaster that launches snowballs that are painful one-hit KOs.

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Nintendo optimistic on 20 million Switch sales target

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 hours, 28 mins ago

Nintendo expects to sell 20 million Switch consoles by March 2019, but it's still well short of that goal. The critical Black Friday and Christmas periods could push the games-maker near or beyond its goal.

 

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As of September 30, Nintendo is almost 15 million units shy of its big 20 million console sales target. Switch hardware sales for the first two quarters of Fiscal Year 2018 sit at 5.1 million, leaving 14.9 million units to be sold in the remaining six-month period up until March 31, 2019. This may sound daunting, but Nintendo is igniting the fuse for the industry's yearly sales bomb: the holiday season.

 

Black Friday and holiday season are traditionally Nintendo's most important periods throughout the year when it comes to hardware sales, meaning its Q3 timeframes see big sales spikes (Nintendo sold over 7 million Switch consoles in Q3'17). Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime says this historical surge gives executives confidence that the 20 million target will be met.

 

"We're feeling confident in our momentum and it's not just a stellar launch of Pokemon, it's not just what appears to be a stellar launch for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. That Black Friday through Cyber Monday time frame was critically important to us, the remaining shopping days now through Christmas are critically important to us," Fils-Aime said in an interview with Forbes.

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Bethesda celebrates 25 years of Doom's demon-slaying havoc

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 15 hours, 6 mins ago

Doom is now 25 (feel old yet?) and id Software is promising big things for 2019.

 

 

The Doom franchise helped pioneer the shooter genre and transform the genre into a titan of the industry, so it's only prudent Bethesda looks back on its 25-year legacy of ripping and tearing. The publisher and id put together a bloody and rather badass look at the FPS' storied history, from running on smartwatches, calculators, and even being controlled by toasters to an enthralling look at the new Doom Eternal.

 

Speaking of Doom Eternal, 2019 should be a big year for the series as it makes a triumphant hellspawn-slaying comeback. The new shooter takes place on a demon-infested Earth and sports all-new Doomslayer abilities like wall-climbing, dashing, a melee attack, and a two-handed hellblade to slice and dice monsters. Doom Eternal's macabre mayhem is being crafted on the next-gen id Tech 7 engine, which offers improved visuals, physics, and a strong heart-pumping 60FPS.

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Beyond Good and Evil 2 is all about being a space pirate

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 15 hours, 38 mins ago

Ubisoft wants to make you feel like a space pirate in it's massive new online sci-fantasy game Beyond Good and Evil 2.

 

 

From what I've seen so far Beyond Good and Evil 2 looks to be Ubisoft's biggest game to date. Its scope is incredibly ambitious and aims to take on a GTA Online-meets-No-Man's-Sky type of feel with online multiplayer elements thrown in for good measure. Cities, planets, and even whole systems are scaled into massively explorable areas filled with loot, dogfighting carnage, action-based combat, and story missions--all wrapped in a specific sci-fantasy style. It's undoubtedly going to be a monumental undertaking to achieve this grand vision, but Ubisoft is doing their best to make you feel like a space pirate.

 

To explain what this actually means, Ubisoft released a big 26-minute Beyond Good and Evil 2 gameplay demo with lots of juicy tidbits. The game has a custom character creator and each space pirate captain has some nifty tech to use in combat or exploration: an old-school-meets-high-tech gun, a sword, and a jetpack to zoom around across the vertical areas. You also get a fancy spyglass to scan your environments for treasures and your enemies for weaknesses, adding a nice tactical flair to the mix.

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