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

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Resident Evil 4 On Xbox One and PS4 Release Date Announced

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Earlier today Capcom announced that Resident Evil 4 will be releasing on the Xbox One and the PS4 on August 30.

This re-release will include all bonus content and the mercenaries mode that was added later. It will include all the features that have been added since the original release on the GameCube and Playstation 2.

Capcom has already re-released Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 on PS4 and Xbox One. Those games are available for $20 each, and it looks like Resident Evil 4 will also have the same price tag.

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

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Demo Eating Up Records

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Capcom has announced that the recently released Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour, has now become the most downloaded single-player PS4 demo in the first week of its release for North America, and has now been downloaded over 2 million times globally. This with it only been released to Playstation Plus members makes us think that people really are excited for a new RE game.

The Demo is a prologue, and Capcom has stated that the demo will not be in the full game, but is a taste of the world and the feel they are going for in the full game.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is slated for a January 24, 2017 release and will be coming out on the PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and will be playable from start to finish in PS: VR.

Via- Press release

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter @DayneCody

Summer Games Done Quick Is Happening Now

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What is this Games Done Quick you ask? Well it is a bi-annual charity gaming marathon. In this volunteer players play games at incredible speeds (AKA Speedrunning) for entertainment, all the while it is being streamed live online non-stop and all donations people make during this goes to charity. This summer’s event the donations will be going towards Doctors Without Borders. If you want to be a part,  you can go to Twitch.com or GamesDoneQuick.com

https://player.twitch.tv/?channel=gamesdonequick

For more information on Doctors Without Borders you can go to their website

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter @DayneCody

 

The Technomancer, New Trailer, Game Out Now

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The Technomancer, the all new Sci-Fi Action-RPG is available now! Not only is it available for purchase now, but they also sent along this wicked launch trailer for you guys to check out.

The Technomancer is a Sci-Fi action RPG in a similar vein to Mass Effect, where you play a character who is on the run and all the while confronted by the harsh realities of the Red Planet. You must undertake a quest that takes you through forgotten paradises, cities lost under the ice, and dystopian shanties sprawled across Mars’ dusty embrace all while trying to figure out the secrets of the Technomancers.

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The Technomancer is available now on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One and is being developed by Spiders. It also happens to be 15% off during the Steam summer sale!

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter @DayneCody

ARK:Survival Evolved New Video, and Massive Sale!

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ARK: Survival evolved has announced that not only are they dropping to $16.49USD during the Steam summer sale, they are also announcing a huge new area with new dinosaurs!

Out now for existing ARK players, update v243 brings the all new Redwood forest Biome, a major extension of the Snow Biome, and new treetop structures featuring what almost look like Ewoks… (but don’t call them that) .

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But In what is possibly the biggest addition ever, they have announced that they are also including the skyscraper-sized Titanosaur

Check out the all new features being showcased in the new video below

If you haven’t jumped on this interesting looking survival-action RPG, then there has never been a better time then now, as it is on sale at over 40% off, but only until July 4th, so don’t wait, head over to Steam now!

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter @DayneCody

Albion Online Headed Into Final Beta

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Albion Online is a sandbox MMORPG in a similar vein to Ultima Online. They are creating a game similar to that, but with a new modern twist on the formula.

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Currently the game is in beta until mid July, then it will be offline while they add in the final changes, before heading into the final beta on August 1st.

Albion Online is a giant open sandbox and thanks to a system of “you are what you wear” you can truly transform yourself into anything you want, just by changing the clothes you are wearing. In this way you can be a farmer dealing with your crops, to a bad ass archer just by changing your clothes. Thus allowing any player to truly play however they want.

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They will be adding in three new, bigger biomes (area’s) for the final beta, as well as a reputation system. In the reputation system, if you are not nice, that could hold consequences such as guards hassling you or even arresting you depending on your reputation.

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When the Final Beta of Albion Online goes live, all accounts will be reset to zero, with all Founders getting the perks from their Founder’s Packs, as well as the gold bought through the website credited to their game account.

If you are interested in learning more, or signing up for the beta, you can head over to their website Albion Online

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.


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by Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter @DayneCody

More Powerful PS4 Neo Will Launch This Year – Report

Sony’s new and improved console could debut a year before Microsoft’s Project Scorpio.

According to a new report, Sony’s more powerful PlayStation 4, Neo, will launch before the end of 2016. That means it would arrive well ahead of Microsoft’s Project Scorpio.

“Several sources have indicated” this information to Eurogamer’s Richard Leadbetter. “If that is the case, it’ll be interesting to see how developers utilize its resources, and whether 4K really is the focus. And we can be equally as sure that Microsoft will be watching just as intently as it gears up for its own next-gen roll-out,” the report said.

Sony’s Andrew House confirmed Neo just days before E3, at the time also mentioning that it would not be discussed at the event. For its part, Microsoft announced Project Scorpio during its briefing, a system the company describes as “the most powerful console ever made.”

Scorpio, which features 6 teraflops of performance, is scheduled to come out in holiday 2017. Pricing has not been announced for the Neo or Scorpio; in both cases, the games that work on PS4 and Xbox One today will also be supported on the new systems.

If Neo is indeed coming out this year, some possible, but not confirmed, venues for Neo’s official announcement might include Gamescom, Tokyo Game Show, or Paris Games Week. It might also be that Sony hosts a dedicated event for the unveiling, as it did for the PS4.

via GameSpot