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Square Enix Announces Fear Effect Remake

More than 17 years after it first stormed onto PlayStation, Square Enix Collective is excited to announce that the original Fear Effect game is being reimagined for modern day hardware, all under the watchful eye of some of the series’ biggest fans. Fear Effect Reinvented has now been confirmed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Set for release in 2018, French studio Sushee will be handling the game’s intriguing and enticing rebirth. If that name sounds familiar, that’s because Sushee is also the outfit behind Fear Effect Sedna, the forthcoming brand new chapter in the Fear Effect saga, backed by thousands of fans of Kickstarter. Indeed, it was seeing the level of passion within the Fear Effect community, while creating Fear Effect Sedna, that lead Sushee to think serious...

Elon Musk’s A.I. Beats Top E-Sports Players At DOTA 2

The rise of artificial intelligence has been a real phenomenon over the last few years, and this latest AI developed by OpenAI, a team funded by Elon Musk himself, shows how far ahead the technology has come. During the recent DOTA 2 Internationals, the team brought out to the stage the AI and pitted it against Dendi, a top DOTA 2 pro-player. Over the course of the match, the AI adapted to his play-style and executed complex maneuvers, eventually beating the pros at their own game. What’s impressive about this is that it’s not the same as a bot in the game beating the player. Bots are designed specifically for the game, and behave in predictable ways. AI learns and then applies what it has learned in the most efficient manner. OpenAI’s AI was given the game just two weeks...

NVIDIA Brings ShadowPlay Highlights To PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

NVIDIA today announced it is collaborating with Bluehole Inc., to make its surprise hit game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, even better on GeForce® GTX PCs with the addition of NVIDIA® ShadowPlay™ Highlights and other advanced PC features. Starting today, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds PC gamers can capture and share their best gaming moments using NVIDIA ShadowPlay Highlights. The tool automatically captures the player’s greatest achievements in video and screenshots, and enables seamless sharing through Facebook, YouTube or Imgur. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds began as a user-created mod for ARMA 3. It has since shocked the gaming community by becoming one of the best-selling releases of 2017, with over 8 million players in only five months. Recently,PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds made hi...

Indie Games Of The Month : August 2017

Make way for Indie games, these might be small budget games and developed by small developers but believe me these games have a packing punch that might some of the big developers a run for their money. These are the upcoming Indie games to checkout in August. Absolver In the ruins of the fallen Adal Empire, you awaken with a mysterious mask on your face, and faint recollections of an esoteric ceremony. Freeing you from hunger, thirst, and even death, the mask is the creation of the Guides, the rulers of these lands, who have placed you here to determine whether you are worthy of becoming part of the elite corps of Absolvers. As you wander these forsaken lands, encountering other Prospects like you, you will learn new combat styles, acquire weapons, gear and armor, and build a team of warr...

Raiders Of The Broken Planet Releases in September

Hey, Raiders! We have excellent news to share with you today, as we are announcing Raiders of the Broken Planet release date and price! Launching on September 22nd for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, Raiders of the Broken Planet – Prologue will set the scene for the adventures to come. This Prologue is a completely free download (and will always be so), containing a wealth of content including two lengthy missions across four stages, multiple characters to play with and full “no holds” barred access to both the single player and online multiplayer game modes. On the same day, the first Raiders of the Broken Planet campaign – Alien Myths – will launch priced at a staggeringly low €9.99/$9.99/£9.99. Alien Myths contains hours of incredible additional content including new c...

Telltale Guardians Of The Galaxy Episode 3 Out Tomorrow

Award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games, along with Marvel Entertainment, is pleased to reveal the launch trailer for the third of five Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series episodes. Episode three, entitled ‘More Than a Feeling,’ will be available starting August 22, 2017 for $4.99 USD or equivalent. Individual episodes, and the series as a whole, can be downloaded on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Mac, as well as the App Store and Google Play. The series is also available as a special ‘Season Pass Disc’ at retailers across North America for an MSRP of $29.99 USD, and at retailers elsewhere across the globe. The special ‘Season Pass Disc’ includes episode...

First Look At Assassin’s Creed Hand-to-Hand Combat?

Say what you will about Ubisoft and the recent Assassin’s Creed titles, people are still excited about the next game. And for the right reasons as well, cause right now the game looks quite interesting. And some new, enticing footage has emerged, that could very well be out first look at the melee combat. The melee combat looks a lot more action packed and hands-on as compared to the older titles. Movement seems fluid and switching between melee and ranged looks quite smooth as well. More than the combat, I’m interested in what’s happening in the backround in the one below. It really shows the scale of the game world and needless to say, looks quite impressive. Assassin’s Creed Origins is set to release for the Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on 27th October,...

Black Desert Online Brings Exclusive Rewards For The Summer

Kakao Games and PearlAbyss today announced that Black Desert Online adventurers will be in for a treat when they play the game this summer. On top of the existing Attendance Rewards (i.e. Rookie, Loyal), the Burning Attendance Reward and Guild Attendance Reward have been added to Black Desert Online from this week’s maintenance. The Burning Attendance Event period will start after this week’s maintenance and ends on September 7. Adventurers will be instantly rewarded with different items with each daily login. Other helpful items can be earned throughout the event period, including Shakatu’s Seals, Advice of Valks, Fine Accessory Box, and much more. There is a new Accessory Set to be released along with the event: The Asula’s Crimson Eye Set will include Necklace, Belt, Earrings, and Ring....

EVERSPACE Gets A Deluxe Edition And Hardcore Mode

Hamburg-based indie developer ROCKFISH Games just released a major update, adding the all-new Hardcore Mode, TrackIR, and fully customizable HOTAS (joystick) support to their fast-paced roguelike space shooter EVERSPACE™ on Steam and GOG.com. With this major update and the release of the original soundtrack and the official art book of EVERSPACE™, the veteran dev team delivers on the last remaining promises of their wildly successful Kickstarter from 2015, where they raised about $500,000 from close to 11,000 backers. Anyone who missed out on the soundtrack and the art book can now upgrade to the EVERSPACE™ Deluxe Edition for $9.99 on Steam. The stand-alone Hardcore Mode offers a whole new level of challenge for veteran pilots. It is as demanding as hard difficulty, but players are not all...

Check Out The New Trailer For Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Warhorse Studios and Deep Silver today revealed unseen story details for the upcoming medieval role playing game Kingdom Come: Deliverance which will launch on February 13th 2018 for PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One the all in one entertainment system from Microsoft. Pre-Order will be available later today on Steam. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will follow in the near future for pre-order packages in the respective shops. Following the footsteps of Henry, the son of a blacksmith whose peaceful life is shattered by a mercenary raid, ordered by King Sigismund, today’s trailer gives a glimpse on the events that follow the death of Henry’s parents as he joins ranks with Sir Radzig to get the training he needs. Where will his path lead him? Gamescom 2017 – A historical journey to Bohemia! Those who...

Marvel VS Capcom Infinite Reveals Game Modes And Full Story Trailer

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today released an all-new cinematic trailer that highlights never-before-seen elements of the story mode experience featured in Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite. The action-packed trailer expands upon the key plot points, with heroes from both universes coming together in an attempt to stop Ultron Sigma from infecting all biological life in the newly merged Marvel and Capcom worlds. More playable characters in Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite have been recently confirmed, including Jedah, Dormammu, Firebrand, and Ghost Rider. Additional information and gameplay details on these four characters will be available next week, in conjunction with the Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany. These newly added characters bring the final roster at...

Quake Champions Lauinching In Early Access Next Week, DOOM Guy Revealed

Next Tuesday, August 22, id Software’s incredible multiplayer fragfest, Quake Champions, will officially exit the Closed Beta phase and enter into Early Access on Steam and through the Bethesda.net launcher, bringing with it a host of new content, including new maps, features, and a special new Champion – the mighty DOOM Slayer from id Software’s hit game, DOOM. Players who want to jump in and frag their way to global dominance will be able to buy the Champions Pack, which will unlock all current and future Champions as well as other exclusive in-game bonuses for £19.99, discounted from the final retail price of £29.99. “With a fast, skill-based game like Quake Champions, nothing is more important than continual testing and refining, based on player feedback, to ensure the game is balanced...


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