Here’s Everything You Need To Know about Life is Strange 2

After a long time filled with teasers, a free-to-play prequel (sort of) and even more teasers, Life is Strange 2 is finally coming out on Friday. The first game was a critical success and received nothing but praise from its fans, thanks to an engaging story and gameplay driven by choice and emotion. Add to the mix some relatable and memorable characters against a beautiful backdrop of Arcadia, and it’s not hard to understand the love for the game.

Continuing the same formula, Life is Strange 2 revolves around the lives of two brothers, Sean, who is 16 years old, and his 9 year old brother, Daniel.  You play as Sean, who has a crush on a girl and is looking forward to meeting her at a party. Naturally, he doesn’t have any game so he enlists the help of his close friend, Lyla, to make sure he doesn’t screw things up. Meanwhile, the brother is in his room, concocting some wild Halloween scheme, which Sean soon discovers, is fake zombie blood.

While he’s busy talking to Lyla, he notices his not so friendly neighbourhood friend bullying Daniel. Rushing to his defense, you find out that Daniel accidentally spilled the fake blood on his shirt. Things get a little rough, and he pushes the other kid to the ground, rendering him unconscious. A cop arrives on the scene, seeing the blood and points a gun at the brothers. Their dad follows in, seeing the ruckus, and tries to stop the policeman. It all takes a turn for the worse as the cop pulls the trigger, shooting their dad in the chest and the boys can barely react because at that very moment the neighbourhood is hit by a supernatural storm of sorts. Another trailer reveals that the storm is actually an ability, similar to the first game where Max had the ability to turn back time. Now, the boys are on the run and the game is all about their journey and the consequent turmoil.

The game focuses heavily on choice and emotions, and while the story revolves around brotherhood, it’s about much more. As seen in the trailer, the boys and their father are Mexican, and the altercation occurs with a young, white cop. The game might have an interesting take on issues regarding race and immigration, given the sociopolitical conditions in America these days, especially surrounding immigration and separation of families. Here’s what the Michel Koch, the game’s co-director ,told Eurogamer about this, “I think they’re different to the usual ‘white dudes’ you find in video games. Not that those characters are bad, we definitely could have a good Life is Strange game with a ‘white dude.’ With Sean and Daniel, their father, where they come from, we have a lot of interesting mechanics and dynamics, some new social themes we can bring in and show to players to bring to light.”

Even in the previous game, the studio was praised in how it dealt with social themes like this, where the players had the freedom to perceive Max and Chloe’s relationship as a romantic one. According to Engadget, here’s what Dontnod writer Jean-Luc Cano had to say, “It’s about society. For sure, there is some link to the actuality of this happening all around the world now, in France and the United States. So yes, it’s something we want to talk [about] because it’s happening every day to a lot of people. It’s important for us to be linked with a realistic universe.”

For those wondering, the game will be connected to the first Life is Strange and The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit. If you missed it, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a short, free demo that was released back in June. You play as 9 year old Chris Eriksen, who has wild imaginative powers and fights monster appliances. You will meet this kid in Life is Strange 2 as well, though the developers haven’t exactly revealed how the three games will be interconnected. What makes the whole thing interesting is that the final choice you make in Life is Strange results in some serious, world-changing consequences, which can have a huge impact on the brothers’ journey.

So, unfortunately, that leaves us with a lot more questions than we’d like. Will we see Max and Chloe? Which of the two brothers has the supernatural power? Also, if Max is there, can the two combine their powers and create a time-bending storm? I guess we’ll have to wait and find out.

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Streamer Stories – Software Engineer in the Day | Streamer by Night – Karan Puri (Gr1mo)

Karan Puri AKA Gr1mo is a twitch streamer from India, he plays PUBG and streams everyday.

He was also #1 SEA Squads FPP in PUBG at one time, twitch.tv/gr1MO is one of the fastest growing channels in India with more than 3.8k followers since February, 2018 and it’s only going up.

He balances streaming with a day job as a Software Engineer at Microsoft and is an alumnus of IIT Roorkee. One of the few and with one of highest reach in India, we reached out to Karan to have a glimpse into his life and how he manages the both trying to build engaging content for his audience.

Follow him here:

Twitch: twitch.tv/gr1MO
YT: Youtube.com/gr1MO
FB: http://facebook.com/gr1MO
IG – http://instagram.com/grimo117

Here’s the interview.

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Xbox Event X018 Set For November 10 To 11

Microsoft has announced X018, a “global celebration of all things Xbox” to be held from November 10 to 11 at the fourth annual Xbox FanFest in Mexico City.

X018 will feature “news, first looks, and surprises live streamed on the largest Inside Xbox Episode ever.” Inside Xbox will air on November 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT. Additional coverage will be live streamed on Mixer throughout the weekend.

Visit the X018 official website here.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games For October 2018 Announced

Microsoft has announced its lineup of free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers in September.

Get the full lineup below.

Xbox One

  • Available for the whole month – Overcooked! (normally $16.99)
  • From October 16 to November 15 – Victor Vran (normally $19.99)

Xbox 360

  • From October 1 to 15 – Stuntman: Ignition (normally $14.99) (plays on Xbox One)
  • From October 16 to 31 – Hitman: Blood Money (normally $19.99) (plays on Xbox One)

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Mark of the Ninja Remastered Launches October 9

Mark of the Ninja Remastered will launch digitally for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam on October 9, developer Klei Entertainment announced.

Here is an overview of the game:

About

In Mark of the Ninja, you’ll know what it is to truly be a ninja. You must be silent, agile and clever to outwit your opponents in a world of gorgeous scenery and flowing animation. Marked with cursed tattoos giving you heightened senses, every situation presents you with options. Will you be an unknown, invisible ghost, or a brutal, silent assassin?

Upgrade new tools and techniques that suit your playstyle and complete optional objectives to unlock entirely new ways to approach the game. Finish the main story to unlock a New Game Plus mode with even more options and challenges.

Key Features

  • True Stealth Experience – Player-centric gameplay rewards choice, be it finishing the game without killing anyone or assassinating all who stand in your way.
  • Enhanced Visuals – The original in-game art was compressed to 720p, despite the source material being originally drawn at a much higher resolution. In the remaster we’ve re-exported everything in high definition up to full 4K resolution on supported hardware.
  • Includes Special Edition DLC – Adds Dosan’s tale. Play as a young Dosan, get new unique items, an additional story level and unlocked developer commentary nodes throughout the original game.
  • Character and Background Enhancements – Characters have been re-exported from the original vector graphics and all backgrounds have dramatically increased resolution. The remastered visuals allow for never before seen detail and overall reduced banding and other artifacts, even when playing on standard 1080p monitors and devices.
  • Remastered Cinematics – All scenes exported at 4K resolution, polished and most scenes have been reanimated for additional detail.
  • 5.1 Surround Sound – All new 5.1 surround mix for the entire game. In-game audio uses new high quality compression and the cinematic audio is completely redone to improve both fidelity and quality.
  • New Game Plus – Finish the game and unlock this mode, offering new challenges and rewards.

Watch a new trailer below.

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Just Cause 4 ‘Rico’s Rival’ Trailer

Publisher Square Enix and developer Avalanche Studios have released a new trailer for Just Cause 4 introducing character Gabriela Morales, leader of the infamous Black Hand and “Rico’s toughest adversary yet.”

Just Cause 4 is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on December 4.

Watch the trailer below

 

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Launch Trailer

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, set in Ancient Greece, will release on October 5

Become a Legendary Spartan Hero

Embark on your journey from humble beginnings to a living legend as Alexios or Kassandra. Customize your gear, upgrade your abilities, and personalize your ship on your path to becoming a Spartan hero.

Ancient Greece Awaits

From the heights of snowy mountain peaks to the depths of the Aegean Sea, explore an entire country full of untamed environments and cities at the peak of Greece’s Golden Age. Unexpected encounters will breathe life into your story as you meet colorful characters, battle vicious mercenaries, and more.

Choose Your Own Path

Your decisions shape the world around you with over 30 hours of choice dialogue and multiple game endings. Experience a living, dynamic world that constantly evolves and reacts to your every decision.

Fight Epic Battles

Show off your extraordinary warrior abilities and shift the tides of battle during one of the deadliest conflicts of the time, the Peloponnesian War. Charge into epic clashes between Sparta and Athens in big battles pitting 150-versus-150 soldiers against each other.

Sail Across the Aegean Sea

Find uncharted locations, uncover hidden treasures, or fight your way through entire fleets in naval battles. Customize the look of your ship, upgrade weaponry to suit your strengths, and recruit crew members with unique perks, tailoring naval combat to your style.

A Land of Myths and Legends

Discover a world rich with myths and legends. From ancient rituals to famed statues, come face to face with Greece’s legendary figures and discover the true nature of mythological beasts like Medusa and the Minotaur.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 5. In Japan, an Internet-required Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Cloud Version is due out for Switch on the same day.

Watch the trailer below.

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Jump Force Launches In February 2019, Adds Yusuke And Toguro From Yu Yu Hakusho

Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe has revealed 4 brand new playable characters are joining the battle in Jump Force. Yusuke and Toguro from the fan favourite classic manga Yu Yu Hakusho. In addition to Kirua and Kurapika from Hunter X Hunter.

Also announced were four brand new and original story characters designed by the one and only legendary manga artist, and creator of Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama.

Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe was also proud to announce that Jump Force will launch in February 2019 for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC.

Kirua is the third son of the Zoldyck family, a family of the most infamous and deadly assassins in the world. He was expected to join them, but instead chose to chase his own fate by running away from home to become a Hunter. Kurapika also had a troubled upbringing, being the sole surviving member of his clan. Both are strong fighters that value their friends and they’ll do anything to protect them!

These four new characters join Yugi Muto, the protagonist of ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Who was announced last week, who will also be playable in the game fighting using his favourite summoned Duel Monsters cards.

A new real-world stage has also been unveiled, the Himeji Castle one of the most famous Japanese landmarks will become an arena for these characters to fight.

Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe also announced that the game will launch with a Season Pass, that adds nine new characters to the game’s already impressive lineup. As well as a Collector’s Edition which will come with an exclusive diorama statue that includes the three main heroes from the game; Naruto, Luffy, and Goku.


The Jump Force Collector’s Edition will include:

• A copy of Jump Force.
• Season Pass, which includes 9 additional characters, that are also purchasable separately.
• 30cm exclusive Diorama of Naruto, Luffy and Goku.
• Jump Force Steel Book
• 3 Art Boards (28x28cm)

All Players that pre-order any version of the game will also receive a new lobby vehicle, as well as three exclusive avatar costumes.

A closed beta test is scheduled forJump Force 12-14th October 2018 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Spaces are limited and only open to members of the EP!C Rewards Club. Registration will close on 7th October, 2018 – 11:00PM BST and closed beta codes will be sent out by emails in the following days.

Join us at http://bnent.eu/account to become a member of the EP!C Rewards Club.

The sessions will run from:

• CBT session #1: October 12th – 14:00 – 16:00PM BST
• CBT session #2: October 13th – 05:00 – 07:00AM BST
• CBT session #3: October 13th – 18:00 – 20:00PM BST
• CBT session #4: October 14th – 05:00 – 07:00AM BST

Jump Force will be available in February 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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Top Gaming News Of The Week – Ninja ESPN Cover, Spider-man Sets Sales Record & More

Here are the top news from the world of video games from the past week:

Top Gaming News Of The Week – Ninja ESPN Cover, Spider-man Sets Sales Record & More

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CD Projekt RED Wants To “Change The Game Industry” & Do Things Differently

CD Projekt Red is one of the companies that gamers blindly trust because they’re very consumer friendly. From a lot of good free DLC, paid DLC that add more than 20 hours to the game, their DRM free stance and the fact that they take a lot of customer feedback has made them a lot of people’s favourite devs.

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With Cyberpunk 2077 finally being showcased, many cannot wait to get their hands on the game and look forward to more news about the game. In the upcoming issue of EDGE Magazine, Cyberpunk 2077’s quest designer, Patrick Mills, talked about how the team is looking to shake up the game’s industry with the game and want to do it even with the challenges that come with it.

“One of the things about this company has always been we want to show the game industry how to do things,” Mills said. “We want to change the game industry. We want to say, ‘We can do things differently, we don’t have to do things that way.’ It’s in our motto: ‘We are rebels,’ right?”

While they certainly have done that with Witcher 3 with the gameplay and how intriguing each quest line is, he further states that they won’t shy away from political and societal topics for better storytelling.

“So when you’ve got other studios saying, ‘Oh, no no no, there’s nothing political here’, we say, ‘Yeah, there is.’ It’s not necessarily what you’re expecting, and we’re not going to talk about exactly what we’re going to say- it’s for you to decide when you play it. But Cyberpunk is relevant to today, extremely so. To pretend like it’s not? Come on. Mike [Pondsmith, Cyberpunk 2020 creator] wouldn’t let us. Mike would throw a fit if we tried to say, ‘This is just about cool hairstyles and cool guns, that’s all.’”

Cyberpunk has always been a genre that has questioned society so how they manage to incorporate all this given the current political and social climate is yet to be seen, especially after the backlash they received due to a tweet of theirs which people called out as they felt it was transphobic in nature.

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