Friday, August 23, 2019

No money, no problem!

This weekend has some cool demo's and a beta sign up in store for us!

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2vs2
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2vs2 'Gunfight' multiplayer Alpha is now live on PlayStation 4. You can play the new mode for free all weekend if you have a PS4—no signup necessary, no PS+ needed. You can download the 36GB Alpha on the PlayStation Store on your console. The Alpha will run from now until sometime on Sunday the 25th.

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age (demo)
A free demo of Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition is now available! Take your first steps as the Luminary, which is destined to save Erdrea from collapse, and transfer your progress to the full game! You can download the demo in the Nintendo eShop.

For Honor 
From today until August 27, For Honor is available for free via Uplay on Windows PC. Players also have access to the new Year 3 Season 3, in which the Jormungandr has been introduced. Led by Hulda and Gretar, respectively the female and male version of the new Hero, this Viking faction focuses on destroying the weak before Ragnarok arrives. Join the more than 20 million registered players and dive into the action.

Anno 1800
In honor of gamescom 2019, Anno 1800 can be played for free this entire week via Uplay on Windows PC. From today until August 26, players will have the chance to experience the brand new day and night cycle: a free update that will be released on September 10 for all players from Anno 1800. In addition, the second DLC: Botanica will be released that same day. The free trial period of Anno 1800 contains the first three tiers of the sandbox mode and the multiplayer.

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2
The Emperor calls for new Admirals! The epic Warhammer 40,000 RTS from Tindalos Interactive and Focus Home Interactive is free to play on Steam right now until August 26, 6pm GMT, and can be purchased at 40% off, the biggest discount yet. The Chaos Campaign Expansion, that brought a brand new Chaos arc in June, is also available at 15% off, but is not free to play during this time. Select your faction and prepare to dominate the galaxy!

Friday, August 16, 2019

No money, no problem!

This weekend has some cool demo's and a beta sign up in store for us!

Hyper Light Drifter & Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden for free via Epic Games
You can download this two games for free if you are a member of Epic Games. Just create an account (also for free) and enjoy this ride!  Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16­bit classics and  Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a tactical adventure game combining turn-based combat with real-time exploration, story, stealth, and strategy.

Galactic Civilizations III via Steam
Stardock is hosting a free weekend on Steam for its massive-scale space strategy game, Galactic Civilizations® III. Starting on Thursday, August 15th, players will have the opportunity to try the game for free. Of course you'll need a steam account, but most people already have right?

Sense - 不祥的预感: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story Demo available
Inspired by Clock Tower and Fatal Frame, the story of Sense is set in 2083 Neo Hong Kong, where a young woman named Mei Lin Mak is dragged into a maelstrom of supernatural horror. Sense is planned to release in 2020 on PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, PS Vita, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Teaser review: Metal Wolf Chaos XD believes in your own justice!

When I saw the trailer of Metal Wolf Chaos XD, I was immediately attracted by all the action and explosions. The great people of Devolver Digital were so nice to offer me a review code for this game. So let's take a look to see where all this action and explosions will lead to, right?

The game takes place in the end of the first quarter of the 21st century. Freedom was no longer in America and the entire nation is fallen completely into the hands of the coup d'etat forces. But luckily for us all, one final hope remains and of course that's where the player comes in! You will take the role of no one less than the president of the United States of America, Michael Wilson. The president's going to fight and does this in style. He will take control of a big armor suit, which make you look kinda like a transformer. A really cool one, of course!

This special suit of course has some nice features. Ground troop enemies can almost not hurt you with their weapons, because you're armor suit has a great defense. You can shoot two weapons at the same time and the combination is totally up to you (after you completed the first level). I personally thought it was awesome to have a handgun at my right arm and a shotgun to my left! But it’s not the best combination for every situation. You can however switch your weapons at any point via the game menu, so make sure you make out of most of your weaponry.

When playing the game, you might think that the graphics of Metal Wolf Chaos are not quite the standard for a game nowadays. But keep in mind that this game is actually an Xbox exclusive game released in 2004 and in Japan only. No wonder it looks a bit dated. And than again, the game play is good and the voice casting of the woman guiding you throughout the game is truly excellent!

Metal Wolf Chaos XD
General Arcade & From Software & Devolver Digital   
Xbox One / PlayStation 4 / PC
August 6, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Did you join Gears of War 5 Tech Test? We did!

Gears 5 is the latest in the long running Gears of War game series and is going to be released in  September by Microsoft Game Studio. We were able to test it out during a tech test recently on the  Xbox One.

The first day I had the game, I actually wasn’t able to join any game because there was a 4.5 hour  cue. And although I couldn’t get in, it did give me a pretty good idea of just how many gamers love the franchise.

Luckily, the next day, I was able to get in and get my hands on some Gears action. The test lets us first go through a short tutorial in which we get acquainted with the controls and the world of Gears. During this intro we got to test out some weapons, learn how to duck in cover and how to deal with enemies in close combat. Immediately it felt like a true Gears game. Hide in cover, scan your environment and only show your face when you have to (otherwise you might just get shot in said face). The weapons felt great and are made available in a large amount.

I also got a chance to play some versus matches. It felt real good being able to perform a head-shot that does a lot of damage. When an enemy is on the ground trying to survive you can “help them on their way” by closing in on them and pressing "B". This will, for example, make your character use their chainsaw to finish off a downed enemy. As you get more skills, you can buy random weapons that make you feel even more powerful. There was also a King of the Hill and Escalation mode that both felt great and manages to get the most out of players while joining in some epic team play.

From what I’ve seen so far, Gears 5 really feels like a solid game, worthy of the Gears of War moniker. In the final game, there will be even more modes to play and weapons to unlock so I, for one, am sure looking forward to playing Gears 5!

Gears of War 5 (Tech Test)
Microsoft Game Studio
Xbox & PC
September 10, 2019

Friday, July 26, 2019

No Money, No Problem!

This weekend has some cool demo's and a beta sign up in store for us!

Catherine: Full Body Demo
Looking to try something new and exciting? Or are you looking for something more familiar and comfortable? No matter what you're looking for, Catherine: Full Body has something in store for you. Try a tantalizing taste of Catherine: Full Body's main story with a free demo, available now on the PlayStation Store!

Free games via Epic Games
A little birdie told us about some pretty awesome games that will be for free via Epic Games. Alan Wake and For Honor are the free games available from August 2nd. But if you create a account now, you can already enjoy two very nice free games in the meantime: This War of Mine & Moonlighter

And let's not forget the Summer Sale at PSN. True, these games are not for free, but we didn't want you to to miss out on pretty neat deals! The complete sale runs until August 21, but some deals are only temporarily available, including Marvel's Spider-Man, Days Gone, World War Z and God of War (until August 7).

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Playing Games in Summer!

With the rising temperatures, we gamers always have a dilemma. Friends and family like to spend time with us  having drinks, barbecues, festivals and so on. But you also like to play some video games, especially during your vacation. It's your vacation as well, right? :)

We know the feeling and we came up with a solution for you! Spend your morning indoors with a good game and when things really get hot and steamy (we mean the temperature!), just go out for a swim, a good afternoon at the beach or a nice barbecue. We've selected some very awesome games, you can complete in just a couple of hours! (main story / single player / one play-through)

Here we go:

Deadlight (approximately 4-5 hours)
Deadlight follows the journey of Randall Wayne, a man searching for his family across Seattle during the aftermath of a 1980s event that has decimated life on earth.
Click here to read the one and only review of this game!

Among the Sleep  (approximately 3-4 hours)
A very nice and intense story from a child's perspective, set in a horror/thriller setting.
Click here to read the one and only review of this game!

The Park (approximately 1 - 2 hours)
A theme park after closing time always has something eerie, right? But this mother needs to enter it, if she wants to find her son.
Click here to read the one and only review of this game!

Journey  (approximately 2-3 hours)
Follow this cute looking floating character on his journey to a beautiful world full of magic. A perfect way to relax.
Click here to read the one and only review of this game!

Hidden Agenda (approximately 2-3 hours)
You can play this game by yourself, but you can also gather your friends and smartphones and play Hidden Agenda together. Can you reveal the identity of the "Trapper" killer? And are your friends actually helping or working against you?
Click here to read the one and only review of this game!

Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier  (approximately 3-4 hours)
Another game with the opportunity to let your friends join the fun. A group of apes and a group of humans are trying to survive in a broken worlds. An intense narrative story about difficult choices, betrayal and survival.
Click here to read the one and only review of this game!

Castle of Illusion (approximately 2-3 hours)
Whether you're a fan of the good old games, or like to go for the remastered version, Castle of Illusion is a great platform game, starring Mickey Mouse!
Click here to read the one and only review of this game!

Ducktales (Remastered)
Another game where you can choose for the old or new version: Ducktales. Join the treasure hunt of  Scrooge McDuck and collect all the shinies of the world!
Click here to read the one and only review of this game!

Friday, July 19, 2019

No money, no Problem!

This weekend has some cool demo's and a beta sign up in store for us!

Ghost Recon Wildlands: Mercenaries
Mercenaries, a new free-for-all PvPvE mode for 8 players is now available in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands on Playstation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Players must seek rescue, locate the extraction point, and then be the first to board the helicopter to get away with the winnings. For more info, please visit the official website.

Hot Shot Burn (beta)
The team at Artifex Mundi have announced their next game, Hot Shot Burn and it's playable right now with an open beta. Quick and chaotic fights. Saturday morning cartoon art style. A charming yet sometimes inappropriate commentator. And all set to a collection of underground synthwave artists.
To try it out anyone who goes into the Hot Shot Burn Discord server will automatically get a Steam beta key.