The Walking Dead: Road To Survival

The Walking Dead: Road To Survival Lands On iOS, Android

The Walking Dead: Road To Survival,  a free-to-play story-driven game based on the The Walking Dead graphic novels, has launched on both iTunes and Google Play, continuing the TV show and Comic Books expansion into the video game world. You can watch the TV spot for the game below.

The role-playing game features story driven missions and familiar non-playable characters from the The Walking Dead series such as Rick, Michonne and the Governor. Players can search for survivors, and can build and fortify their compounds by collecting resources. Other characters from the Comic Books, and TV show to an extent, are also expected to turn up in the game. They can also take on other users in head-to-head Player Versus Player, tournaments and create alliances.

The Walking Dead: Road To Survival was developed by Scopely in partnership with Skybound Entertainment, and the entire developmental process was overseen The Walking Dead series creator Robert Kirkman. Speaking about the game, Kirkman said:

“Working with the Scopely team, we’ve had the unique opportunity to translate The Walking Dead story into a deeply interactive and engaging mobile experience. The game design, the aesthetic, the tone and the writing have all come together in an authentic way that we know Walking Dead fans will love.”

The Walking Dead: Road to Survival is compatible with Android devices running at least 2.3.3 and iOS devices running iOS 6.0 or later. According to its app store page, the game includes in-app purchases ranging from US$3.85 to US$136.13 per item.

The game is currently available for iOS and Android, and it seems like there are currently no plans to make the game available for any other platform, and, with Kirkman’s comments above, it seems that the game was envisioned as just a mobile only game, and will more than likely stay a mobile only game.

Elsword

Elsword Gets Guild Update

KOG Games, the developer of the critically acclaimed Elsword, among other games, has revealed a new update to the Guilds in their best known MMORPG. Describing the new update, KOG Games have said:

“Every Guild now has a place to call home in Elsword. If a player is part of a Guild, they get to hang out in their very own Guild Base where they can mingle exclusively with their Guild Mates as well as store communal items, acquire Guild Missions, host super-secret shady meetings and much more.”

Elsword Guild NPCs

When players log into Elsword, any Character belonging to a Guild will automatically start in their respective Guild Base unless they were in a Village or Rest Area the last time they’d logged out. The new Elsword Guild update includes:

Guild Storage

At the center of the Guild Base is your Guild’s shared storage. The Guild Storage Interface also shows the balance of accumulated Guild Coins, as well as the deposit and withdrawal history of each Guildy. As a member of a Guild, players are allowed to deposit items in Their Guild Storage at any time. However, retrieving items is limited depending on the player’s designated Guild Rank.

Myu’s Guild Service

A Guild Master would do well to forge a service arrangement with Myu, the Guild NPC. The Guild Leader can acquire a number of different services in exchange for Guild Coins. Depending on the contract type, Myu offers a Store, Crafting and Exchange features. With any active Guild Service Contract, the applicable services will be available to all members of the Guild.

For a newly-created Guild, Myu’s Store Services are complimentary for 7 days.

Elsword Guild Screenshot

Guild Missions

Whether players like to go it alone with Individual Guild Missions or get together with their Guild Mates for Cooperative Guild Missions, all are encouraged to accomplish great and honorable things in the name of the Guild.

Improved Guild UI

Old school, dedicated Elsword Guild veterans may now benefit from several improvements to the previous Guild System Interface:

  • Simpler Community – Guild (G) Tab: This new tab will display the connection status, location, and channel info only for the designated Guild and Guild Members.
  • A Guild Information Button/Shortcut Key has been added: This shows detailed information on the Guild and its members.
  • This is a lot to take in, and a welcome addition to Elsword. All Elsword players can also check the Elrios Guide Book in-game for a “how to” on all the updated Guild features.
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Bethesda Teams Up With GOG

The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red’s DRM free PC storefront GOG has added another major partner to its ranks; Bethesda. Bethesda and GOG have come to a deal whereby many of Bethesda’s games will be made available on GOG will be made available on the digital storefront, according to an announcement made by GOG on Wednesday.

 

Bethesda’s newest games won’t be available on the platform for a while yet, however; so far it’s just many of Bethesda’s back catalog which has been made available. You can see which of Bethesda’s games are available on the site below, all of which will be DRM free, as is the case with every game available on the platform. Bethesda joins other industry heavyweights selling their games on GOG, including Activision, Electronic Arts, Square Enix, and Ubisoft, among others.

To check out which of Bethesda’s games are currently available, you can have a look below, and check out GOG for more details about the games here. Reactions from fans ranged from surprise to delight, as you can see from some of the tweets below.  

 

Elder Scrolls (buy all three and save 33 percent)

  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Game of the Year Edition
  • The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard
  • The Elder Scrolls: Battlespire

id Software (buy all three and save 33 percent)

  • Quake, includes Mission Pack 1 and Mission Pack 2
  • The Ultimate Doom
  • Doom II + Master Levels for Doom II + Final Doom

Fallout (buy all three and save 66 percent)

  • Fallout
  • Fallout 2
  • Fallout Tactics
Dying Light

Dying Light: The Following Gets Gameplay Footage

Techland, the developer behind Dying Light and its upcoming expansion Dying Light: The Following, recently hosted a livestream showing off some of the new aspects that the expansion will bring. Now, the developers have released the video on Youtube, including 15 glorious minutes of gameplay footage that shows off dune buggy vehicles, which can be used to mow down zombies, and highly requested weapons such as the compound crossbow.

Both of those are featured in the gameplay demo below, which shows off a quest chain called The Trust Is Out There. You can see the video below, which shows off several more new aspects for the game.

When first announcing the expansion, Dying Light producer Tymon Smektala said:

“For Dying Light: The Following, we’re adding a number of bold game-changers to create one massive expansion. Something big that will give the game a brand-new flavor. The new map alone is the same size as all the previous maps from Dying Light combined, so there is a lot we’re packing in here.

“We also kept a close eye on player feedback to help tailor what we’ve created here. Hopefully people will see that this new expansion is first and foremost, for the fans.”

 

Dying Light: The Following was previously described by its developer as a “feature-heavy” story-based expansion, and will be free for those who have a $20 pass. It’s also available for those who don’t have the pass for $20.

Dying Light is an open-world first person survival horror video game available on  Microsoft Windows, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. As of yet, there is no official release date set for the expansion, although it is expected to be released in the next several weeks.

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Final Fantasy XIV Reaches 5 Million Player Accounts

Since its re-release just under two years ago, Final Fantasy XIV has continued to grow, with Square Enix announcing that the game has reached five million registered player accounts. Square Enix took to it’s Twitter account in order to break the news to fans.

While the five million registered player accounts span around the globe, this doesn’t mean that Final Fantasy XIV has five million actual subscribers. Even though World of Warcraft’s subscriptions have dropped to 5.56 million, it’s likely that WoW is still far ahead of Final Fantasy XIV‘s subscriber rate, should FF XIV continue to grow the way it is; after all, Final Fantasy XIV hit four million registered accounts earlier this year, with the extra million coming in a relatively short space of time.

The extra million subscribers that have signed up for Final Fantasy XIV since February could also have come from Heavensward, the first expansion for the game, which launched earlier this year, although it’s improbable that all those subscribers signed up just for the expansion. It should also be noted that the five million number doesn’t actually include those players who have signed up for free trials, so the number of actual accounts for Final Fantasy XIV could be significantly higher.

When Final Fantasy XIV was originally released back in 2010, it was a complete mess, with many critics deriding the game as a failure. It was so poorly received that Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada said the game greatly damaged the Final Fantasy brand, and this led to most of the games management being ousted from their positions and replaced. Eventually, players were given an extended free trial, and the game was re-released with an almost complete overhaul to most of the game. After the re-release of the game, it was much better received by fans and critics.

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Halo 5 Won’t Reveal Master Chief’s Face

As one of the biggest game franchises in the world, as well as being Microsoft’s flagship game property, it’s no wonder that fans flock to Halo. It’s got everything that fans would want in a gaming franchise, or any kind of franchise; action-packed combat, deep and meaningful lore, an array of amazingly realized enemies and allies, and a protagonist that everyone loves.

One aspect of the games that has always been a point of discussion for fans pertains to the grizzled looks of the man behind Master Chief’s iconic helmet. Despite knowing several facts about the looks of the guy under the armor, fans have been longing for the day that they finally get to see what their hero looks like underneath that high-tech suit. Apparently, however, this reveal won’t be happening in Halo 5: Guardians.

However, one thing that has never been revealed is the face of John-117, the Master Chief, who fans have ironically seen as somewhat the ‘face’ of Xbox since the original console was released. The best we’ve gotten is a glimpse of his eyes in Halo 4, should players have finished the game on the Legendary difficulty. With that tease in mind, players were expecting to be able to see the Master Chief’s face in the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians., However, Halo 5‘s creative director, Tim Longo, has put that to rest, saying that fans more than likely won’t see Master Chief’s face, explaining:

“I actually don’t even know if I can talk about that… He doesn’t take his helmet off.”

Still, some would have to think that it’ll only be a matter of time before longstanding fans finally get acquainted with the actual look of the fearless Spartan. Although, it’s still odd to us that they opted to celebrate the heroics of the soldier with a statue depicting his suit rather than his face.

Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII Comes To iOS

Probably the best received game in the series, it’s no surprise that Final Fantasy VII is getting an HD remake, but what may have come as a surprise to players is that the game has come to the App Store for iOS. While the description for the App Store Final Fantasy VII – which was ported from the PC version of the game – says that “no changes or additions have been made to the story,” there are some notable gameplay changes, although these are optional.

The first of these is the option for players to turn off enemy encounters on the world map, as well as area maps, although battles that are relevant to the story are compulsory. However, this will put the player at a disadvantage due to the fact that they won’t end up having the needed experience points when it comes to fighting boss battles. This is where the other new feature comes into play. According to the App Store description, players will be able to “Max Stats command to become all-powerful in the blink of an eye,” essentially allowing players to cheat when they need to.

For those that may be somewhat unfamiliar with the plot of Final Fantasy VII, the product description on the App Store sums it up nicely, saying:

“With its unshakeable monopoly over Mako energy production, the evil Shinra Electric Power Company holds tight to the reigns of world power. One day, a Mako reactor serving the sprawling metropolis of Midgar is attacked and destroyed in a bombing raid by a revolutionary group calling themselves Avalanche.

“Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite “Soldier” unit takes part in the raid as a mercenary hired by Avalanche and sets events in motion that will draw him and his friends into an epic struggle for the fate of the planet itself…”

Final Fantasy VII on iOS currently costs $15.99.

Ubisoft releases their Pax Prime 2015 lineup

Ubisoft has released their Pax Prime 2015 lineup.  From August 28 through August 31, PAX attendees will be able to play Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, For Honor, Rainbow Six Siege and The Division.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

A playable Blackbox mission will let you explore the Tower of London. You will play as Evie Frye, a female assassin.

For Honor

In Ubisoft’s newest fighting game, face off against other worthy foes in the 4v4 Dominion mode.

Rainbow Six Siege

Play a hands on demo of Rainbow Six Siege and experience the games strategic defense and attack combat.

The Division

Enter the Darkzone, join up with a team and try and steal the legendary loot before another team gets there first.

Halo 5 will be adding Big Team Battle multiplayer mode post-launch

Big Team Battle (BTB) is said to not be in Halo 5: Guardians at launch. Josh Holmes, studio head, tells a fan on twitter that the new “Warzone” mode is the evolution of BTB.

“Warzone is the evolution of [Big Team Battle], on steroids,” says Josh. “We’ll also be adding a more traditional BTB mode post-launch”.

Warzone is a 12v12 Multiplayer mode played on the biggest maps of the Halo franchise. BTB is one of halo most popular game modes and definatley makes sense to be adding it to the game.