Friday, May 22, 2020

Your free games weekend: Fantasy, Zombies, Racing and the Gwent card game!

A brand new "No Money, No problem"  episode! Let us tell you about upcoming demo's, beta's, (temporarily) free games and free weekends!
 

GWENT is now available on Steam!
CD PROJEKT RED announces the Steam release of GWENT: The Witcher Card Game. Players can download the game for free right now. GWENT is the card game of choice and consequence, where skill — not luck — is your most powerful weapon. Leading powerful armies from the Witcher world, players wage war against one another in dynamic multiplayer duels across a number of modes, including ranked games, friendly matches, and Arena battles.


Enjoy DayZ for FREE on Steam This Weekend and Special Sale on PS4 and Xbox!
Bohemia Interactive has just announced the upcoming DayZ Free Weekend, starting on Thursday, May 21st (10 AM PST) and ending on Monday, May 25th (10 AM PST). To play DayZ for free, head over to the DayZ store page on Steam and install the game. On Sony’s Playstation 4, the same discount rates apply for the game and its DLC through the Extended Play Sale that ends on May 27th. There are also deals for Xbox owners! Starting May 19th, Gold members can buy DayZ’ base game at ‘Deals with Gold’ for 40% discount. The Xbox sale ends on May 25th.


ArcheAge: Unchained kicks off the pre-sale of Garden of the Gods with a free trial!
Roleplaying enthusiasts can explore the magnificent online worlds of ArcheAge: Unchained free of charge from May 21 to 25. On gamigo's own platform Glyph they can embark on an epic adventure across the vast continents of the ArcheAge universe, retrieve glittering treasures in treacherous dungeons and embark on epic quests. Along with the pre-sale start of Garden of the Gods, the three ArcheAge: Unchained Packs will be available at a reduced price until May 29 on Glyph.


KartRider: Drift Racing Into Second Closed Beta on June 3!
The highly-anticipated free to play kart racing game, KartRider: Drift, will hold its second Closed Beta starting June 3, 2020 via the Nexon Launcher, Steam, and Xbox One, including Xbox One X delivering cross-platform play. Players can register here for a chance to join the second Closed Beta starting today!



Friday, May 15, 2020

Your game weekend filled with free indie games!!

A brand new "No Money, No problem"  episode! Let us tell you about upcoming demo's, beta's, (temporarily) free games and free weekends!
 

25 game demos available NOW in Steam Indie Celebration! (Last day)
Digital Dragons’ Steam Indie Celebration begins TODAY with three days of playable game demos, livestreams and developer interviews from 13-15 May. Join the celebration on the Steam homepage HERE. On the homepage you’ll find links to livestreams and game demos for fifty of 2020’s biggest indie titles selected by Digital Dragons and jury members Robert Purchese (Eurogamer), Brett Makedonski (Destructoid), Karol Zajączkowski (11bit studios), Jakub Rokosz (Fool’s Theory) and Jakub Wójcik (Indie Games Polska).



Danger Scavenger Free demo now available!
Get ready for a serious dose of action, guns, robots, loot, cyberpunk, boss fights, and more guns! Danger Scavenger from Star Drifters studio gets ready for a June 17th PC launch and makes a free demo available now. You'll crawl higher than ever before in this intense cyberpunk-themed roguelike skyline crawler. Danger Scavenger will take you to the roofs of the breathtaking cyberpunk city where you will face mighty enemies controlled by a soulless AI. 



Haxity Beta Weekend May 15-17!
Indie developers, Megapop Games, are making a final call today for PC beta testers ahead of Haxity’s upcoming open beta weekend, running from May 15-17 on Steam. To get involved, players simply need to head over to the game’s official Discord channel, where the devs will be distributing beta keys on May 15 at 12:00pm CET. Beta testers will have immediate access to Haxity and will be able to play up until May 17 at 23:59 CET, when the beta ends. Prizes will be distributed to the weekend’s most distinguished players.



Anniversary Update and NEW DLC for Galactic Civilizations III!
Stardock released the new Worlds in Crisis DLC and free anniversary update to celebrate 5 years for its massive space sandbox 4X strategy game, Galactic Civilizations® III today. Worlds in Crisis introduces several new world events with ideological choices, new planet types, and over a dozen new planet features. Long-time players will find many new strategic options while new players will also enjoy new experiences.


Thursday, May 14, 2020

Paper Mario: The Origami King unfolds on Nintendo Switch on July 17!

Paper Mario: The Origami King offers a humorous journey full of puzzles, strategic ring-based battles, quirky characters and unique graphics!

 Are you ready to tenfold the fun? That is beautiful! There is an invitation to a colorful paper world waiting for you. Join Princess Peach, Mario and Luigi at the Origami Festival in the kingdom when Paper Mario: The Origami King releases exclusively for Nintendo Switch on July 17. However, there is one little crinkle in all the festivities: Princess Peach has been acting a bit odd lately. Watch the Paper Mario: The Origami King announcement trailer to learn more about her mysterious behavior. Early buyers can already pre-load the game from Nintendo eShop from today.


It seems that King Olly, who says he rules the Origami Kingdom, has the devilish plan to fold up the entire world. That seems quite dangerous on paper, so it takes someone to put a stop to that! In Paper Mario: The Origami King, Mario faces one of his most exciting challenges ever. Just when things couldn't get any worse, King Olly captured Princess Peach's castle with large colored ribbons and transported it to a distant mountain. He even turned Bowser's subjects into folded soldiers so they can do the dirty work for him.

Fortunately, Mario has all kinds of useful tools to get the job done. For example, players can use the folding arms to access new locations, solve puzzles, and discover unexpected surprises. Along the way, players will encounter many familiar and new faces, such as King Olly's sister Olivia, determined to get her brother's plans through the paper shredder. In addition to Olivia, there are countless other unlikely allies to meet. Even Bowser is not behind King Olly, and Mario welcomes all help with open arms!


Paper Mario: The Origami King introduces a new ring-based combat system. Players must use their puzzle skills to sort out enemies to deal them maximum damage. Although the enemies are made of paper, the dynamic turn-based combat is anything but static. You have to stay sharp all the time to crumple all enemies and win the victory.

This new Mario adventure on Nintendo Switch features a detailed world to explore, tons of mini-games to play, all kinds of mysteries to solve, and most of all a lot of humor that will make you double.


Early buyers can pre-load the game from Nintendo eShop starting today. There are a lot of games available for the Nintendo Switch. The wish list in Nintendo eShop can therefore be a good way to keep the overview. This wish list can now also be found on the official Nintendo website, making it even easier to add games to it. For more information, please visit the Nintendo Switch Wish List page on our website.

Paper Mario: The Origami King will be released for the Nintendo Switch on July 17. Join Princess Peach, Mario and Luigi at an origami festival in the kingdom and explore a vibrant world full of mini-games and countless mysteries to solve.


BaRPiG: Lock-Down = Lock-Inn!

BARPIG - The Adventure Party Game is offering something special to help us all get through these tough times whilst safely staying home. We’re gonna help everyone turn this Lock-Down into a Lock-Inn!




BARPIG is giving away a gorgeous postcard that doubles as a ‘zine’, a foldable booklet mini-version of it’s hilarious Party Game. Now everyone can enjoy BARPIG’s fun shenanigans with their friends using any video chat platform!


Today, Amsterdam based BARPIG announces the release of a mini-version of their successful party game that can be played easily between friends using a video call: BARPIG Lock-Inn!

Taking inspiration from the thousands of brilliant initiatives keeping people socially close whilst social distancing in these CoVID-19 times, BARPIG co-developer Jonathan (Johno) Franklin has taken 6 challenges from their pocket-sized party games and incorporated these into a “zine”, an A4 print out that can be folded into a booklet. Using this with any video calling platform, players can enjoy the hilarious shenanigans BARPIG always delivers apart yet together.

A Zine and Postcard in One
By printing a gorgeous postcard design on the reverse of the zine’s A4, folded over and secured, you can have BARPIG Lock Inn posted to your friends, and even include a personalised message. All you need to do is supply the address and pay the postage, BARPIG will do the rest.


This truly unique and thoughtful gift for your friends is double the fun, as you can then use it to play BARPIG Lock Inn online!

Print’n’Play Option Available!
There is also a single-sided PDF version of the zine available for download, giving everyone a quick way to join in the fun with their own print’n’play BARPIG Lock Inn. Both the Postcard and the Print’n’Play versions are available at http://www.barpig.eu/lock-inn/.

About the Game:
Imagine if you could embody a hero character with the power to challenge or otherwise embarrass your friends. But be careful, for those same friends wield powerful item cards that threaten to change the game at any moment! Now combine this with a leveling system to keep it competitive and a damage system to make it vindictive and this is BARPIG: The Unholy Result of a One Night Stand Between Card-Based Role-Playing Games and a Mostly Ridiculous Party.

Players take turns based on a dice roll to come one level closer to the winning level 5, whilst challenging fellow players to silly group activities and challenges. Losing these minigames not only cost you precious drinks on your bar tab, but also impact your character’s sobriety. Lose too many sober points and your character might find him/her-self ‘blacking out’ (sending you back to level 1)! Help is at hand however, in form of fun and wacky items. ‘Bought’ using that same bar tab, these have a multitude of effects like changing the group challenge, stealing the winning dice roll, or even cancelling another just-played item.


What started as a series of drunken puns written down on a bar napkin one fateful night has evolved into a truly outrageous game, and our out of control hobby. Oh, and there will be pigs! For more information about BARPIG, check out their website, their Facebook page, their Instagram, or their Twitter.

Friday, May 08, 2020

Bloober Team Announces Psychological Horror Game, The Medium, Coming In 2020!

Bloober Team, the makers of Blair Witch, Observer and Layers of Fear, today announces its largest and most ambitious project to date - The Medium.


Launching on Xbox Series X and PC in the 2020 Holiday season, The Medium is a tension-fuelled, psychological horror game built around a central motif: how your perspective changes your perception.

Players will find themselves in the body of Marianne, a medium hounded by visions, living and interacting across two worlds: the real, and the spirit world. Nothing is what it seems, everything has another side. As a medium with access to both worlds, you have a wider perspective and can see more clearly that there’s no one simple truth to what others perceive.


 “Every one of our games has a central theme that drives its creative and technological design. In The Medium, we focus on perspective and perception. When you change your point of view, you discover that things are more complicated and nuanced than you initially thought" - said Piotr Babieno, CEO at Bloober Team. "The Medium is our most ambitious game ever and we can't wait to show you how we're translating this vision into a psychological horror." 
Akira Yamaoka, of Silent Hill fame and Bloober Team’s Arkadiusz Reikowski are working together on the game’s original ‘dual’ score, creating truly unique atmospheres across both worlds.

“The inclusion of the legendary Akira Yamaoka - best known for his work on the Silent Hill franchise - is a dream come true. We’ve been inspired by many of the previous games he has worked on and are thrilled to bring a new one to life with The Medium.”
Developed and published by Bloober Team, The Medium will launch on Xbox Series X and PC during Holiday 2020.


For more information on The Medium, please visit www.themediumgame.com; Follow us on Twitter; Like us on FaceBook , or follow us on Instagram.

Your free game weekend: Mega Ships, Shooting, Nintendo Switch Online and Jedi's!

A brand new "No Money, No problem"  episode! Let us tell you about upcoming demo's, beta's, (temporarily) free games and free weekends!

Free update for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order!
EA and Respawn Entertainment have released a free content update for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order ™, where players can take on new challenges in a brand new game mode, replay the story with all previously unlocked collectibles, new cosmetic items for Cal and BD- 1 can collect, and much more! For an overview of all new content, please visit the official website!



Start your free trial for Nintendo Switch Online!
Enjoy 7 days of online play, over 70 classic NES and Super NES games, exclusive member benefits like TETRIS® 99 and more! For more info about this free trial, please visit the official website!


Temporary event The Grand Larceny in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege!
The Grand Larceny, a temporary in-game event in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, is now free to play on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, introducing a brand new game mode and exclusive items for multiple Operators! For more info about this event, please visit the official website!



Elite Dangerous’ Fleet Carriers Beta 2 Opens its Hangars on 11 May!
Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) today announced the date for Elite Dangerous Fleet Carriers Beta 2. Commencing on 11 May, this multiplatform Beta will allow PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players to test the mighty Fleet Carriers megaships before their official release in June. Registration for Beta 2 is now open, and all Elite Dangerous players are welcome.


Monday, May 04, 2020

The Glorious Doors of Valhalla await! Rune II ‘Lazarus Update 1.1’ Now Available!

First Major Update From New Dev Team Adds Villager Sidequests, Advanced Parry Combat Features, and a Complete Overhaul to the Player Progression System


Ragnarok begins anew! Ragnarok Game LLC is proud to announce the first major update - ‘The Lazarus Update 1.1’ - for RUNE II, the Viking-inspired action adventure game. The new dev team dedicated months to R&D, working to pioneer the looter-stabber-bludgeoner-chopper-puncher-slicer game genre while making major improvements to gameplay features. This free update includes a brand new parry system, overhauled player progression, and hundreds of new weapon variations.

Watch the RUNE II ‘Lazarus Update 1.1’ trailer here:


The ‘Lazarus Update 1.1’ breathes new life into RUNE II with the addition of villagers. As players progress through the game to rebuild Midgard one piece at a time, villagers will return to the land. Villagers provide narration to the side quests and will grant bonuses to aid players in their quest to vanquish the mad god Loki.

A complete list of the ‘Lazarus Update 1.1’ new features, improvements, and fixes can be viewed in the official patch notes here.


Loki has plunged Midgard into perpetual chaos, and you are the chosen warrior who must embark on a perilous journey to end Ragnarok. Fight off legions of minions bent on preventing you from destroying this pious menace. Alone or with friends, tear each enemy apart limb from limb in this chaotic, open-world saga, filled with brutal melee combat. Collect rare resources, locate divine artifacts and battle through the unique Ages of Ragnarok as you seek to craft the very sword used by Loki himself and destroy the trickster god with his own blade.

The free ‘Lazarus Update 1.1’ is available now for RUNE II. RUNE II is now available at RUNE II website or on the Epic Games Store starting at $29.99. For keeping up on all things RUNE II, join the epic Viking war cry on Discord, read the latest update on our website, like us on Facebook and Instagram, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and follow us on Twitch and Twitter.