Today the Gwent Online Beta began and with it comes the speculations and hopes of future Gwent players. I think its great CD Projekt Red have taken their card game online. Now, even those of us whom haven't played or read The Witcher series can blissfully dive into the whirlpool of lore, magic and beasts.
Niantic and Nintendo are about to roll out the first in-game event for Pokemon GO. In honor of Halloween, players are about to receive and influx of candy in the game by doing the things they normally do. The game will begin dealing out extra Pokemon candy between October 26 and November 1. The amount of candy that you collect from catching, transferring, and hatching Pokemon will double their respective amounts. Even better, equipping a buddy to your trainer will allow you to collect candy at four times the normal rate. In addition to all of the extra treats in the game, there will also be increased spawns of the game’s Halloween-esque characters, such as Ghastly, Gengar, Zubat, and Drowzee.
The game has had a rough couple of months with numerous alterations to the experience and tons of criticisms coming from fans and non-fans alike. Hopefully this pending Halloween celebration will draw back some of the player base that has been falling off over the past couple of months. I know that I am personally looking forward to using this time to try and finish out my North American Pokedex; only eight more to go!
Ashes of Ariandel, the first DLC for Dark Souls III is now available on all consoles. The DLC features new weapons and amour including what looks like a Greek Hoplite weapon art. Fashion souls anyone? Also included in the DLC are new PVP modes. To enter the Hollow Arena follow these instructions:
Back in June the developer of UnEpic released a new title called Ghost 1.0. The game was a tribute to classic Metroidvanial adventure platformers and sported a winking sense of humor and a very Metroid-esque story. You play as Ghost, an ethereal digital entity that can possess robotic bodies. As Ghost explores a mysterious space station she receives support from a team of colorful characters at a secret base in Houston.
The game has gotten rave reviews on Steam and for 24 hours, it's 50% off at only $6.49. Check out the trailer below to get a feel for the game. I've been craving a new Metroid style game so I might just pick this one up tonight.
Batman - The Telltale Series: Episode 3 is releasing today, October 25th, alongside this new trailer. Taken from the video's description:
Penguin's brutal attack broadcast on live TV has left Gotham City reeling. As Bruce and Batman, you'll dig deeper into the web of intrigue surrounding the newly revealed Children of Arkham.
Meanwhile, behind closed doors, the mysterious Selina Kyle reveals more of herself to Bruce. And in the aftermath of the attack, Bruce's friend and Gotham's new mayor, Harvey Dent, is a deeply changed man. Who can be trusted when the future of Bruce Wayne - and the Batman - could be determined by the flip of a coin?
It looks like Harvey Dent is making his conversion to Two-Face in this episode, but there's no indication of whether or not your choices made in previous episodes have any effect on his path. Regardless, an introduction of a fan favorite villain is never a bad thing.
You can watch the trailer for yourself below.
EA is getting into the Halloween spirit with some "scary good" upgrades in its 3 major sports titles, Madden 17, FIFA 17, and NHL 17. The bonuses generally start now and run through the next week or two, as detailed below:
Full details from the press release can be found by hitting the [Read More] link below.
When measuring physical copies alone, Battlefield 1 has already outsold more than Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline did in their first weeks combined. This is another piece of evidence to add to the pile of "listen to the audience, it works!"
These numbers are coming from Chart-Track, so they are only measuring physical copies--an important distinction to be made in 2016. In fact, so important is that distinction, that it gives on pause to wonder why digital sales have not been added to these stats. Surely a large number of people buy games digitally now that it's so easy.
In any case, it's good to see a company being rewarded for taking a risk, and above all, making an incredibly fun game.
Dishonored was a surprise hit for me. I bought the game when it was on sale and it was one of the best experiences I had in a first person stealth action game.
Dishonored 2 is coming out in less than a month and I'm pretty excited about playing Corvo again or trying out Emily. The game takes place 15 years after the first one and looks like it's going to be a ton of fun with some new powers to use.
Here's a live action trailer for the game and it's really well done. So well done that I want to see more or something that's on the Hollywood level. I think with the powers that Corvo and Emily wield, there could be some really great sequences that can come out of it. I mean, check out how this one skilled player made the first game pretty exciting.
Dishonored 2 will be out on November 11th for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
Recently Respawn Entertainment released the official launch trailer for Titanfall 2, titled "Become One". With the trailer is a rewrite of the original called Bang Bang. The rewrite talks about the relationship between pilot and titan. It does a great job of delivering the Titanfall experience in an eerie, humbling setting. The CGI and animation design in the trailer is superb. Titanfall 2 releases October 28th.
Mr Robot: The Game Watch Dogs 2 is almost here and Ubisoft released a new trailer for the game titled "Welcome to San Francisco just to wet your appetite. It looks like there is going to be a ton of things to do in the city this time unlike the first game.
I'll admit, I thought the first Watch Dogs was a major disappointment. It was fun at first, but the more I played it, the less interested I became and the less I cared about the story. The whole city also just felt really bland and boring. That being said, I think Watch Dogs 2 looks fantastic and that's mainly because this game looks like what the first game should have been. I really like how this game looks like it's oozing with style. The city looks like it's thriving with personality this time around unlike the first game.
Watch Dogs 2 launches on PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 15th.