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Video Game Deals Ongoing Right Now [US] (Week of 1/7/2018)

Some are worried recently about Microsoft’s light lineup forecast for the year, with confusion around the lackluster launch of the Xbox One X. New Rumors have led to a persistent belief that Microsoft is currently shopping around IP to invest in to fix that problem. The company is searching for the right partner to create the next Xbox exclusive games through exclusivity contracts which have not been used much this console generation but were a major theme of the PlayStation 3 vs Xbox 360 console wars.

Currently there’s more than a handful of deals going on in the United States video games market. Everything from games to computer parts and even the consoles themselves have a discount one place or another. Perhaps it’s an after-shock from the New Year and Christmas, or maybe it’s in precedence of upcoming rumored hardware in the next few years. Either way, it’s always a great time to get deeper into gaming, and these deals offer up the chance for gamers to get more bang for their buck now.

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A Closer Look: Vampyr from Dontnod Entertainment & Focus Home Interactive

Playing as a vampire yourself is an incredibly satisfying sounding gameplay proposition that looks as good as it sounds. Gamers found that much out recently at The Game Awards 2017 if they did not know it already, when the title was showcased as a New IP on the rise. Having seen the hero’s side of things far too often, this time players will walk the thin line between justified madness and darkness itself.

Dontnod Entertainment are best known for critically acclaimed Life Is Strange theory, which is a house favorite from Deputy Editor Tristan Werbe as well. This team also brought us Remember Me, a massively entertaining sleeper hit making technological leaps for its time in areas of game design and console storytelling action through visual fidelity gameplay experiences.

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January Gaming 2018: Video Games For Every Gamer, Every Month

With this year shaping up to be loaded with so many great releases, it would be easy for early year content to get swept up in the mix. Here is a list of some upcoming 2018 games that you won’t have to wait around for pining, watching paint dry.

While many Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 users have realized at this point, their consoles will be favored among developers looking to get the most bang for their buck. Whether its PlayStation VR support, PS4 Pro 4K textures, or the ability to pick up and go on Switch.

In this case, we’ve also included the latest upcoming HTC Vive and Oculus Rift / Oculus Touch VR Games for your January 2018 perusal. This month there appears to be something for everyone, and it’s only just getting started.

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A Closer Look: Fade To Silence, New IP from THQ Nordic

Resurrecting the title of THQ itself, Nordic Games has become THQ Nordic and in a true show of form for the artist mastery the development house has been come to known for – Fade To Silence was showcased as one of our most enchanting games of The Game Awards 2017. Currently launched into Early Access mode on Steam, Fade To Silence will eventually see release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE platforms this year.

From the publisher that will also bring players Darksiders 3 this year comes a crafting survival game with cold, harsh winter and a dash of the Lovecraft twist on top. Players can take over outposts, hunt for food, build up their bases with various installments and upgrades through resource gathering and management, and engage in deadly combat with various enemies of the wild.

Something horrible lurks within the blinding white of our main character Ash’s environment. The Eldritch of an endless, post apocalyptic winter are here at the mercy of the old ones, an eternal evil that does not always provide full explanation of itself but perhaps extends its existence beyond time itself.

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Monster Hunter World: No Lootbox, PS4 Pro Beta #2, New Trailer, and Release Date

This is the Monster Hunter game that could bring in new players while uplifting the franchise to a huge upgraded look and feel. Capcom is performing strong as many Japanese game companies reclaim their extreme prestige of the past during the recent couple of exciting years.

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Battlefield 1 Turning Tides Expansion Review

This past week the first two maps of the Battlefield 1 expansion “Turing Tides” has now released. Also a new operation, new weapons, and new assignments have been added as well. But let’s get into the meat of this latest expansion in the latest Battlefield title.

“Turning Tides” as of right now only has its first two maps out, as the other two are coming in early January when it releases outside of the premium pass. But the first map we have is “Achi Baba” which is a trench warfare heavy map. The gameplay here is probably what I would consider the most accurate to the World War I setting. As you find yourself constantly running through trenches, grenades flying around and landing in front of you. It’s very infantry focused, and one of the best maps in the game in my opinion. The other map “Cape Helles” is more fitting with the theme of the DLC. Featuring plenty of sea gameplay, with also a big mix of air and infantry based defense gameplay. This map I find a bit weaker, as the attackers really only utilize the sea gameplay, while defense is more on infantry and sky.

There are plenty of new weapons that honestly don’t add to much to the sandbox of Battlefield 1, especially compared to “In the Name of the Tsar.” I feel like the real potential of this expansion lies with the next two maps that are coming, so when they release I will update this review with those. But the infiltrator hero class has been added in this update. Which serves as a more stealth based hero character, which is very fitting for Battlefield 1 and has the potential to be one of my favorite new classes.

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Hello Neighbor Review

Hello Neighbor is a very different type of game than you may have expected. Then again, being different than what you’re probably used to is also likely what brought you here in the first place. The sense of curiosity that’s been known to kill the cat, or in this case the neighborhood vibe of a suspenseful Alfred Hitchcock film meets puzzle game and dash of Five Nights At Freddy’s fan conspiracy community sprinkled on top without the annoying parts. It’s like Five Nights At Freddy’s for adults, but it’s so much more.

This game seems to exist within its own realm and as such follows its own rules of logic. A lot of time is spent fighting with your own mental patience or lack thereof. Gamers who take a calm and calculated approach and like to pause and think before every action might beat the game quicker than those who have lots of energy.

Sometimes the right action seems so simple but any little mistake will have you running to get back to the point where you had an opportunity to test your theory. The result will just be a lot of failure and the enemy growing more prepared and aware of your thinking process. The controls and physics of the game sometimes cause problems which aren’t your fault as well.

Many abstract moments leave the player constantly guessing what’s going on, but that’s the genre of mystery / adventure games that have recently cropped up. There’s a huge audience for it, but if you need something like a clear narrative, gunfights, or magic spells to keep you interested – it might not be for you. Instead, Hello Neighbor is a bizarre and artistic piece of content which can drive you borderline insane with spirit like a creepypasta.

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Best Multiplayer Game of the Year 2017 – The Game Awards

This category was perhaps one of the most crucial elements of the show. As, if Star Wars Battlefront 2 or Destiny 2 had been allowed to win, a gamer uprising against The Game Awards was likely imminent.

Geoff Keighley and staff continued to show grace with this year’s awesome show by being diplomatic in how they handled the situation. Although still somewhat controversial, their pick avoided an immeasurable backlash by siding with what the gamers wanted.

Nominees were as follows:

  • Destiny 2
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Splatoon 2
  • PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds
  • Fortnite
  • Call of Duty: World War II

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Get Three Free PC Games Without Any Strings Attached

A little free game for the holidays in case nobody gets you anything – at least you’ll have that.

For the next 15 hours you can still get a free Steam key for Homefront through the Humble Bundle Store recently acquired by IGN…. but that’s a story for another day. Even if you don’t have a gaming computer right now, all you need is a Steam account and to create a free Humble Bundle account, then link the two together and receive this free game.

Homefront: Free for a Limited Time

Ubisoft is also giving away World in Conflict, a top-rated RTS game for free as we speak. Even if you don’t have disk space on your hard drive for now, you can still activate it with your account for playing at a later date similarly to Homefront’s deal above. There’s really no harm in stacking up free titles this way, and Ubisoft has been doing good things in the games industry as of late, so it’s guilt-free as well. All you have to do is download the UPlay app on your PC, it’s not even half as annoying as the Windows 10 Games Store (back from the dead GFWL… Tristan “just told me don’t even bring that up”.

World in Conflict – Complete Edition – Free (Ends December 11, 2017)

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be free December 12, 2017

Many people felt that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was the last actual good game in the franchise until Origins brought it back to stardom. “Origins doesn’t bring the series backwards to its roots either, but instead reinvents the wheel in a way that’s good for the series and feels like it realizes some of the original vision behind titles like Assassin’s Creed.”

“Obviously the setting is different in this new adventure, but it feels like the series always was supposed to be.” These are our currently flu-bound Deputy Editor Tristan Werbe’s words, Stay Tuned for the Full AC: Origins RealGamerNewZ Review & grab these free games.

Secret of Mana Physical Copy Now Available for Pre-Order

In the continuation of the East triumphant return to form in the game industry during an unfortunate time for Western developers…

Another one of the most acclaimed role playing games of all time, cherry picked from the 90’s Super Nintendo Golden Era, Secret of Mana has been remade in full by Square Enix. Sporting a new 3D Graphics upgrade and all of the content we know and love from the Live Action / Adventure, Co-Op Enabled JRPG masterpiece – Secret of Mana will mainly be a digital release. However, for a limited time players may be able to get their hands on a physical copy after all.

In a partnership with Square Enix, GameStop will be the only place to pre-order the physical edition of Secret of Mana for Sony PlayStation 4. The game is also available digitally for the PlayStation Vita and PC Gaming platform Steam. Release is currently on schedule for February 15, 2018.

  • 3D Graphics, Original Gameplay, Find All Secrets and Content.
  • Answer the call of the sword and learn the secrets of Mana.
  • Go inside the inner earth and gain weapons from another kind.
  • New Voice Acting Gives Life to Classic Characters.

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Mega Man 11 Announced w/ Gameplay Trailer and Release Date Target

A true Gamers’ Game, Mega Man 11 has been announced and detailed in gameplay trailer by Capcom – one of our nominee companies for ‘Biggest Comeback’ award. Some have even said this is a fans’ next best chance at something The Mighty No. 9 may not have satisfied in their itch for the blue bomber to return.

Producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya and Capcom’s Mega Man team have created the game with a sense of what worked and didn’t work in Mega Man 10. Focus on classics, particularly Mega Man 2, is also at the forefront of design for this title. Dr. Wily is at it again!

  • Gears Below Health / Weapon Gauges are part of a brand-new gameplay system, yet-to-be revealed. Stay Tuned!
  • 4 Difficulty Settings for the game.
  • Right Analog Stick Weapon Wheel for fast combat decisions, or just press Left and Right shoulder buttons to switch in order.

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Destiny 2 New XP Prices Stay – December 2017 Updates Planned by Bungie in Detail

With our earlier round-up of the recent “wrap-your-head-around-it” moment at Bungie / Activision Blizzard as overloads of fan feedback flood the gates in petition of New XP Prices that were heavily handed down essentially rendering Bungie’s “make-good” behavior of admitting to, and removing, their pay-to-win xp stealing downscaler an empty gesture due to New XP Prices detailed below in Bungie’s own words from their final November statement on Destiny 2 XP for the next month.

Included in a half press release / half development blog were many good and bad signs for what’s possibly to come with Destiny 2. Bungie did mention “keeping the conversation open” and are hoping to be better about doing what fans want them to do for franchise decisions like this, but who knows if that’s something we will realistically see or not next year. We read on and can always hope.

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