Battleborn’s Multiplayer Goes Free

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Well today Gearbox and publisher 2K announced that Battleborn is getting a free trial, giving the people Battleborn’s multiplayer for free.  They claim that you can play all of the multiplayer without any limits or level caps.

In this new free version, they are releasing a rotating group of 6 heroes out of the possible 30 they offer, as well as gameplay modes and maps. When you play each character, that progress will be saved, even if that character is no longer playable, so that the next time they are, that will all be there still.

Luckily, they are also grouping new players together, so all the n00bs don’t get slaughtered by the veteran players. Once you reach rank 20, then you will move out of the Novice Queue and can play with everyone else

The free trial goes into affect starting today, worldwide for Xbox One and PC, and North America only for PS4, but will become available in Europe and Japan for those PS4 users starting June 13.

For more details about how this will work you can head over to Gearbox

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter @DayneCody
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New Ghost Recon: Wildlands DLC Out Today For Seasons Pass Holders

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If you are a seasons pass holder, then the latest DLC for Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Fallen Ghosts, is available now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

This is the second DLC pack for Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and in this they have upped the level cap from 30 to 35, there are a whole new set of missions that take place once you have completed the main mission and puts you in charge of a new character starting at level 30. This new character will have access to all the skills from the main game, but also has the ability to unlock 9 additional skills on the road to level 30. Fallen Ghosts consists of 15 new missions, three locations, 6 weapons and has 4 new bosses to remove from power. Take a look at the new trailer below for more details.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Fallen Ghost DLC is available now for Seasons pass holders and will be available on Tuesday, June 6 for $15 USD for everyone else.

Via Press Release

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter @DayneCody

Blizzard Announces Heroes Of The Storm’s Second Anniversary Event

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Heroes Of The Storm (HOTS) is almost two years old already, and Blizzard is celebrating by giving away some free stuff! Starting on May 30 and running through till June 12, long in and play to earn Daily Loot Chests as well as an exclusive Banner, Portrait and Spray!

Heroes of the Storm’s Second Anniversary

Event Details:

  • Duration: Week of  May 30 – June 12
  • Daily Quest: Play 1 game in VS. AI, Quick Match, Unranked, or Ranked
    • Reward:  One Common Loot Chest Per Day
  • Event Quest: Play 3 Games in VS. AI, Quick Match, Unranked, or Ranked during the Anniversary Event
    • Rewards:
      • Anniversary Portrait
      • Anniversary Spray
      • Anniversary Banner

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And really, who doesn’t like free stuff?!?

Via- Blizzard

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter- @DayneCody

Twitch Rival, Beam, Gets Renamed to Mixer

Beam is a streaming service similar to Twitch, that last year was bought by Microsoft. Since then they have added Beam into Windows 10, and Xbox One. Well today they announced that they are changing the name from Beam, to Mixer. They said that they felt that with the Beam name that they were unable to grow and expand into every market around the world, so they chose Mixer as their new name because it represents what they love about the service, how it brings people together.

One of the big things that they are touting with Mixer, is the ability to interact with streamers in almost real time, so compared with the 12-15 second delay on Twitch, Mixer is actually live.

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Also launching alongside the new name is Co-Streaming. Starting today, they are launching the ability for up to 4 streamers to combine their streams into a single Mixer page. So like the image above shows, you can have 4 different people, even spread across 4 different locations, all playing together and streaming for a centralized experience, they don’t even have to be playing the same game!

Microsoft is also Launching a Mobile app (currently in beta) called Mixer Create on iOS and Android to allow users to self broadcast on the go. It is launching publicly on Android today and invite only through TestFlight on iOS. This will allow people to stream not just mobile games, but all kinds of other experiences as well.

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Mixer is also getting its own Xbox One page on the dashboard, so starting today, for those who are Xbox Insiders, they will see a page full of streamers and streams all happening that they can get in on at the touch of a button.

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Microsoft also announced that they will be streaming their E3 Press Briefing in 4k Ultra HD, and for those with the proper setup, they can watch it on Mixer in a special edition broadcast with all kinds of goodies and digital bonuses for those who watch on that platform.

They released a whole bunch more, in which you can get all the details in the video above.

Source- Xbox News

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter- @DayneCody

Overwatch Year One Anniversary Update Is Live Now

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Overwatch is now 1 year old, and to celebrate, Blizzard has released the Anniversary update.

Out now, the update adds new anniversary skins, 3 new maps, new anniversary loot boxes and if you log in now, you can get one free loot box. There is a ton of stuff in this new update, way more then I can list here. But if you want to know everything that is in this update, you can check out the video below which describes everything in this new update

Via Press Release

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter- @DayneCody

Boss Key Productions First Game, LawBreakers, Also Coming To PS4 This Year

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Announced as a PC exclusive almost two years ago, Lawbreakers; a competitive multiplayer shooter, from Cliff Bleszinski and Boss Key Studio’s has now officially been announced that it will also be coming to PS4.

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Lawbreakers will be coming out later this year, as a digital-only title on PC and PS4 with a starting price of $29.99. They are not releasing a “seasons pass” and there will be no “pay to win” mechanics. That base $30 will entitle players to all future “content upgrades” for free. That includes things like new characters, maps, and modes, all of which will be available to the entire player base. Among other things, this has the benefit of not harming matchmaking by splitting up players, which Bleszinski believes is particularly crucial for a skill-based game.

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Cliff also revealed during a round table interview that it will be playing at 60FPS on PS4. He also stated that it would not be coming as a cross-play title across PC and PS4 as “cross-play is dumb,” so PC vs PC and PS4 vs PS4, no PC vs PS4.

You can take a look at the trailer announcing the PS4 version of Lawbreakers here

No release date has yet been given for the PC or PS4 version of LawBreakers yet, but the PC is currently in Closed Beta, and Bleszinksi did say there would be at least one PS4 beta upcoming. We will fill you in when we know more.

Source- Playstation Blog and Press Release

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter- @DayneCody

Destiny 2 PC Version Coming Exclusively to Battle.Net

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In all the Destiny 2 Hubabalu that happened last week, we have finally learned more about the PC version of the game, specifically that it will be coming exclusively to Blizzard’s Battle.net platform. This will mark the first time a third party developed title will come to what has always been Blizzards platform. Also as part of this news, we have also learned that the PC version of Destiny 2 will not be launching day and date with the console versions of the game, and as yet, do not have a launch date.

We will update you as we learn more

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter: @daynecody

Source- Blizzard

Evolve Goes Stage 2, And Starting Today is Free To Play On PC

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Evolve, is the 4 vs 1 game from Turtle Rock Studios that was released last year to much excitement. Unfortunately that excitement quickly turned sour due to the terrible DLC and micro-transaction strategy. Well we are happy to announce that they have thought long and hard about this and decided to essentially reboot the whole game in what they are calling Evolve Stage 2.

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What that means for you and I friends, is that starting today, you can go download Evolve Stage 2 for free on Steam for PC. They have announced a plan for the people that have already bought the game in what they are calling the “founders” so that they won’t be left out in the cold, going as far as to say everything that they have unlocked will be available to them in the “new” game as well as some ongoing bonuses as well. Founders can expect such goodies as:

  • 3,000 Silver Keys, all past and future Adaptations for previously owned Hunters and Monsters, dozens of Weapon Skins, and four unique, animated Founder badges.
  • If you owned any Hunters, Monsters, or Skins previously, those will be carried over to Evolve Stage 2.

In future, there will be new, exclusive badges, skins and assorted cosmetics for Founders.

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Evolve’s very large cast of characters and cosmetics will all be unlockable in Stage 2 by using an in-game currency called Silver Keys, earned by playing. There’s no mention yet of whether you’ll be able to pay cash, although I am sure that they will be mentioning something about it soon.

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They also announced that not only are they going free to play, they are also overhauling the entire game, they gave us a small taste of the changes that we can expect to see when logging in now

Major changes include a renewed focus on the signature 4v1 Hunt mode, with rejigged classes to lighten the load for inexperienced Medics and Trappers:

  • The MOBILE ARENA is now a shared ability that always centers on the Monster, and all four hunter classes have been redesigned to be more easily accessible and have better team synergy even when you’re not playing with friends.
  • TRAPPER – With the mobile arena a shared ability, all Trapper class hunters now come equipped with a PLANET SCANNER ability that tells the hunters generally which direction the monster is located within the map. Trappers also get a speed boost when activating the ability to help them close the distance and Dome the Monster.
  • MEDIC – All Hunter classes now have passive health regeneration that automatically heals players when they aren’t taking damage.
  • SUPPORT – All Support class hunters now have a SHIELD BURST ability that automatically charges the shields of teammates that are close enough to the Support.
  • All Assault class hunters now have a DEFENSE MATRIX ability that replaces the personal shield’s invulnerability and instead provides damage reduction to the Assault character.
  • MONSTER – All Monsters now have more health and start with enough skill points to activate all four abilities at the start of a match. Alongside new found power and speed, the Monsters are back to terrorize Shear.
  • VISUAL FX and UI have been redesigned to provide a cleaner, more easily understandable experience for players of all skill levels.
  • MAPS have been redesigned specifically for HUNT using countless hours of gameplay data and player feedback since launch, resulting in maps that create consistently fair fights for Hunters and Monsters.

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If you want to see what this game is about, or maybe what has changed, you can download the new Stage 2 version starting right now on Steam.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter @DayneCody

Pokemon Go Is Available Now On Android

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Previously Pokemon Go was in closed beta, but that my friends is finally over. Pokemon Go has finally been released on the Google Play Store for Android users, and has been released on the App store in Australia and New Zealand (at least for right now) on iOS, no word yet on when they are releasing in other territories yet.

Pokemon Go is an AR (Augmented Reality) game that allows players to see and trap Pokemon by using the app and camera when they are out and walking around so that they can battle them later. If this sounds like something up your alley, then take a look at the video below and go download the app!


By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter @DayneCody

Neverwinter Coming to PS4 on July 19th

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Neverwinter, the Dungeons and Dragons MMORPG previously out on PC and Xbox One is now coming to PS4. This is currently free to play, and it will continue to be so when it comes to the PS4 as well. They have also announced the Onyx Head Start Pack beginning on July 12, allowing players to get a head start on their friends.

The Onyx Head Start Pack will include the following items and will be available on July 12 for $19.99:

  • Head Start access to Neverwinter a week before the game launches
  • Fragile Onyx Weapon Pack
  • Onyx Keyring with 20 enchanted keys
  • Adventurer’s Helper Pack
  • Graycloak’s Legacy weapon
  • Onyx Horse mount
  • “The Onyx Adorned” title

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Neverwinter Playstation 4 will include all the existing content from the base game, including all playable classes along with the currently released 9 expansions. This also includes the games latest expansion: The Maze Engine. Neverwinter will be free-to-play for all on PS4, Playstation Plus is not being required. If you are interested in this exciting game coming to PS4, take a look at the announcement trailer below and get ready to dive in on July 19th.


Story Via Press Release
by Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter @DayneCody