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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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

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

Official Mad Max Story Trailer Drops, Shows Us a Savage Road

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So the guys over at Avalanche Studio’s dropped this sweet new Mad Max trailer on us. It shows off a bit more of the story and some of the world, lots of in game driving footage and some of cutscenes. If you are interested in this game, it is definitely worth a watch, and after how good the movie was, we have high hopes that the game will deliver as well.


Mad Max is due out on September 1st for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

You can check out even more over on their website.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter- @DayneCody

More Bloodborne is Incoming, DLC Expansion Confirmed!

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Bloodborne Fans of the world can rejoice, knowing that there is more of their beloved game on the way. Yesterday on Twitter, President of Sony Computer Entertainment’s World Wide Studio’s, Shuhei Yoshida responded to fans asking if there would be DLC for Bloodborne. His response…

So my friends, there you have it, more Bloodborne for you is incoming this fall, and If I had to guess, I imagine we will be hearing more about this at E3 in the coming weeks.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter- @DayneCody

Need For Speed Announced, Open World “Full Reboot” On the Way

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The new Need For Speed has been announced today by it’s developer, Ghost Games. This is going to be, as they said “a full reboot” of the series. This new game is being developed for the PS4, Xbox One and the PC and is going to be an open world, day-to-night racing game. The first look at this new game is shown in the teaser trailer below.

They have said it will offer the kinds of deep customizations that fans of the series have come to know and love and have even teamed up with EA’s own Speedhunters website, it will also offer an immersive narrative, a first for the series.

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Not many details were given about this new game other then a a full gameplay trailer will be coming on June 15th, and that many more details will be shown at E3.

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This new entry into the Need for Speed franchise is scheduled to hit gamers this fall. We will be following E3 and will let you all know when we have more details.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter- @DayneCody

ARK: Survival Evolved Announced for PS4 and Project Morpheus

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Today Studio Wildcard announced, ARK: Survival Evolved, an open world dinosaur survival game.  Along with this little nugget, they also came out along with Sony and announced that this would be coming to the PS4, and not only that, but that they are building it for Project Morpheus as well! So this would make it the first official Project Morpheus game to be announced. Along with the announcement they also released this gameplay video as well.


The game has you the the player, playing either a man or a woman stranded on a an Island called ARK that is inhabited by all sorts of dinosaurs and other primitive creatures, and you must use your wit and cunning to create tools, tame some of the dinosaurs and learn to survive.

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The player will be forced to hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements, while teaming up with or preying upon hundreds of other players to survive, all while trying to escape.

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They have also stated that the game will be coming for PC/MAC on Steam as well as Xbox One, no word on whither or not they will be supporting Occulus or the HTC Vive on PC or not, but here is hoping.

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No Official release date has been given yet, but they are doing a Steam early access release on June 2nd for anyone interested in getting in a little early.

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By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter- @DayneCody

Mortal Kombat X – Official Launch Trailer

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Watch the Mortal Kombat X Official Launch Trailer, preparing fans and gamers for the epic narrative of Mortal Kombat X to unfold on April 14. The launch trailer, directed by System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian, sets the stage with glimpses of iconic moments, a cast of new and returning Kombatants and heart-pounding fight sequences set to the band’s hit song, “Chop Suey!”

via Mortal Kombat X – Official Launch Trailer | PS4, PS3 – YouTube.