Garena Free Fire Celebrates New Year with Special Event and Items

While 2019 was an exceptional year for Free Fire, Garena has big plans for the game in 2020 starting off with a brand-new map and a special one-day ranked event.

Starting on January 1st, survivors are encouraged to pack an extra canteen prior to exploring Free Fire’s newest desert-themed map, Sonoran. In addition to enduring the scorching heat, players will need to outlast each other as they find themselves surrounded by abandoned military buildings, tents, oases, cacti, and … a submarine? How did that get there?

A derelict submarine sitting in the middle of a desert isn’t the only surprise Free Fire has in store for survivors on New Year’s Day. For one day only, the game’s ranked mode will only allow players to rank up and won’t punish their unexpected poor performance by dropping their rank. Those who want to focus on improving their rank will want to take advantage of this special event as it’s only available on January 1st, 2020.

If a new map and a special ranked event weren’t enough to get survivors excited about 2020, Garena is giving Free Fire players a special New Year’s gift. All they need to do is to claim when they log in!

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Black Desert SEA New Year’s Rewards Out Now

Happy New Year from Black Desert SEA! It’s time for Adventurers to wrap up the year and prepare for new beginnings ahead of 2020. With an array of New Year’s in-game events, Adventurers can earn various rewards and items that will make their New Year’s Day more special than ever!  

Adventurers can get exclusive gifts on New Year’s Day by visiting the NPC Lara in Velia. They can acquire a Box Full of Wishes by completing a series of Black Spirit quests, speaking with Lara, and flying a Wish Lantern near Coastal Cliff. Upon opening the box, Adventurers will receive 50–100 of a particular item, such as Hard Black Crystal Shards or Cron Stones, that will help kick-start their adventures in the new year. 

A special log-in rewards event will also run until January 15 to celebrate the new year with Adventurers. Practical items including Advice of Valks, Hard Black Crystal Shards, and Cron Stones can be obtained by logging into the game every day. Furthermore, the New Year Hot Time event will offer remarkable in-game buffs, where Adventurers can level up their classes by receiving Combat and Skill EXP buffs throughout the week, with an even bigger EXP boost being offered from Friday to Sunday. 

Last but not least, Adventurers are highly encouraged to try hunting, auto-fishing, and fighting World Bosses to get various rewards. Until January 8, all item drop rates will be increased by 50% and chances to obtain items from defeating monsters also will be increased by 50%. Auto-fishing times will be 50% faster during this time as well. 

Find more information about Black Desert SEA on the official website at sea.playblackdesert.com

Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo Intro Leaked

The introduction scene for the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo has leaked online.

A link to the file server hosting the demo (among files for various other games), the PlayStation Store listing of which leaked last week, was posted by Twitter user @raziel2001. YouTube user Lystrasza was able to install and run the demo, likely on a jailbroken PlayStation 4 (as another Twitter user managed to install it, but was unable to get the demo running). The full game was reportedly also listed in the same file server, but has already been removed.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is due out for PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020.

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PS Plus January 2020 Free Games Revealed

Travel the globe in pursuit of unimaginable treasures and *checks notes* cause untold amounts of property damage as a goat? Didn’t see that one coming!

More on Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Goat Simulator, your new games available for free until February 3:

From the groundbreaking storytellers at Naughty Dog, comes the genre-defining epic that revolutionized adventure storytelling, rebuilt by Bluepoint Games with the power of the PS4 system. Follow the perilous journey of Nathan Drake across the globe, from humble beginnings to extraordinary discoveries. Meet an unforgettable cast of characters as Drake puts life and friendship on the line in a race against ruthless enemies to uncover unimaginable treasure.

Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection includes the single-player campaigns only for Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

The title says it all, really. Hurl an immaculately rendered goat with blisteringly accurate physics at all manner of objects. It’s the definitive goat simulation experience.

Oh — actually, it’s a totally bonkers fling-em-up that has you launching a goat at things. A lot of things. Experiment and see what happens!

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Goat Simulator will be available from January 7 to February 3.

With January’s games fast approaching, this means you only have a few days left to grab Titanfall 2 and Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Game. They’re available until January 6, so act fast!

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Untitled Goose Game Crosses 1 Million Sales

Total sales for Untitled Goose Game have surpassed one million units, publisher Panic and developer House House announced.

Untitled Goose Game is a slapstick-stealth-sandbox, where you are a goose let loose on an unsuspecting village. Make your way around town, from peoples’ back gardens to the high street shops to the village green, setting up pranks, stealing hats, honking a lot, and generally ruining everyone’s day.

Key Features

  • A horrible goose (that’s you).
  • A town full of people just trying to get on with their day (you hate them).
  • A dedicated honk button (!!!).

Untitled Goose Game first launched for Switch and PC via the Epic Games Store on September 20, followed by PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on December 17.

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The Ballad Singer now Available on Google Play Store

Curtel Games announces that from today, it is possible to download the mobile version of The Ballad Singer from the Google Play Store.

The mobile version has a completely revised interface designed for use on mobile phones and tablets. Furthermore, it will be possible to download the app for free and play the prologue, short adventures of Leon and Ancoran that will influence the later parts of the story.

To continue the adventure after the prologue you will need to buy at least one of the characters. The app will download only the material needed to play that specific character in the phone’s memory. By purchasing all four characters, you can download the complete adventure.

As in the PC version, also the mobile one presents the complete english localization for all texts and audio tracks.

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Tower of Time Giveaway Kicks off GOG Winter Sale

The Winter Sale on GOG.COM celebrates its grand finale and giving you the last chance to grab over 2500 great gaming deals up to 95% off. They include DRM-free titles, completion bundles, and an outstanding giveaway as the cherry on top of a delicious New Year’s cake!

Check out the main page of GOG.COM right now and claim a free copy of Tower of Time, a unique real-time tactical RPG set in the fantasy world of Artara. The game offers over 50 hours of adventure-packed gameplay and a rich, breathtaking story. This giveaway lasts until January 1st, 2020, at 2 PM UTC.

Embark on a monster-slaying adventure with Geralt of Rivia with our brand new The Witcher Universe Collection – get the best deal when you complete your collection or buy all five Witcher games for only 26.99 USD / 26.99 EUR / 19.99 GBP. You can also grab and enjoy selected titles like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – GOTY Edition (-70%) and Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales (-50%).

Of course, that’s just the beginning! This year’s Winter Sale is overflowing with discounts up to -95%. Make sure to look out for cool new and classic titles like Disco Elysium (-20%), Cuphead (-30%), Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines (-50%), Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition (-70%), and Blade Runner (-10%).

There’s still a chance to grab the Paradox Strategy Bundle, as well. The bundle will grant you an additional 25% off discount after completing a collection of five games released by Paradox Interactive: Age of Wonders: Planetfall (-33%), Imperator: Rome (-33%), Surviving Mars (-66%), BATTLETECH (-66%), and Stellaris (-75%).

We also have a treat for everyone who wants to discover the year’s best indie games! Thanks to the 2019 Indie Gems Bundle, you can unlock an additional 25% off discount if you buy at least five titles from the bundle that includes titles like Dawn of Man (-25%), Deliver us the Moon (-20%), Foundation (-20%), Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones (-20%), Indivisible (-25%), Pathway (-40%), and more.

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Mad Catz Previews an Incredible Year of Gaming at CES 2020

Mad Catz Global Limited, leading gaming hardware innovators for 30 years, announced today that they will be previewing an extensive array of hardware due for release in 2020 at CES, taking place in Las Vegas from January 7th through 10th 2020.

2020 promises to be the year of the R.A.T., and to celebrate Mad Catz plan to release multiple new entries into the much-loved gaming mice line-up including the R.A.T.PRO X3 Supreme, R.A.T.8+ ADV, the R.A.T. DWS, and the R.A.T. AIR S. Mad Catz will also showcase the new C.A.T. Game Pad range, the F.R.E.Q.4 Gaming Headset and a new year surprise in the form of the E.G.O. Arcade FightStick, a triumphant return to one of Mad Catz most famous product lines!

A high-end customizable gaming mouse, the R.A.T. Pro X3 Supreme features a 16,000 CPI gaming optical sensor, 10 programmable buttons and over a dozen adjustable accessories, offering 108 different physical configurations! A limited-edition product, the R.A.T. Pro X3 Supreme is expected to ship only in 2020 the year of the R.A.T.

The R.A.T. 8+ ADV, features a PWM3389 PRO optical sensor with 20,000CPI, striking gloss-red exterior and 11 configurable buttons for complete, programmable control. Premium switches are designed to withstand 60 million clicks for intensive gaming. The R.A.T.DWS features a dual wireless connection with 2.4ghz wireless and Bluetooth® connectivity, ensuring low latency and battery life of up to 80 hours between charges. Following last year’s popular introduction of the R.A.T.AIR, the R.A.T.AIR S is perfect combination of a powerful 12,000 CPI optical wireless gamingmouse and a resonance wireless charging pad, keeps the mouse fully charged at all times and can even be rolled up when on-the-move!

The F.R.E.Q.4 gaming headset is expected to begin shipping early 2020 and will be setting the standard for quality PC audio at CES 2020. Equipped with 50mm audio drivers for powerful bass and high-performance audio, the F.R.E.Q.4features virtual 7.1 surround sound creating an incredibly immersive sound field. Designed for comfort with a stylish appearance, USB connectivity and full RGB LED lighting, the F.R.E.Q.4 makes a stunning addition to any gamers’ arsenal.

The S.T.R.I.K.E. range of gaming keyboards is set to expand, with the addition of the S.T.R.I.K.E.13,a configurable RGB mechanical keyboard with dynamic controls. Benefitting from Cherry Red mechanical switches, an ergonomic keypad and a comfort-focused tilting angle, the S.T.R.I.K.E.13offers comfort and accuracy during sustained gaming sessions.

Mad Catz will also be returning to game controllers in 2020, with the C.A.T.7and the C.A.T.3. With an OLED display panel for configuring macros and sensitivity control, plus built-in memory to store configuration profiles, the C.A.T.7 is an ideal controller for gamers who require maximum flexibility in their setups. The C.A.T.3is a sleek, ergonomic controller with a dual wireless connection of 2.4GHz and Bluetooth.

Lastly, Mad Catz will be offering a new year surprise to the fighting game community, previewing the E.G.O. Arcade FightStick. Returning to fighting game controllers, the E.G.O.features genuine high-quality Sanwa Denshi® arcade components, an eight-directional joystick, eight-button arcade layout and customizable faceplate.

Former Arkane Studio Directors Announce New Studio

Twenty years after the creation of Arkane Studios, former President and Creative Director, Raphael Colantonio and former Executive Producer, Julien Roby, announce WolfEye Studios.

As a fully distributed team, WolfEye Studios aims to create games in which players live their own adventures in rich simulated worlds that respond to actions and decisions in ways that are unique to each playthrough. Today, the studio released a teaser image for its first title, which will be announced at The Game Awards in December.

Colantonio’s nearly 20-year long career as the founder and creative director at Arkane Studios paved the way for some of the game industry’s most revered and groundbreaking titles. Roby has a deep bench of experience in the industry as well, having produced some legendary titles like Dishonored and Arx Fatalis and having worked alongside Colantonio for more than 12 years. After departing from Arkane, the duo spent time away from any one particular project before coming back together to form WolfEye.

“After taking some time off, and consulting for a variety of video games companies, I’m ready for a new adventure” added Colantonio, President and Creative Director at WolfEye. “The AAA market is risk-averse and innovation suffers from it. As a Game Designer, I’ve been wanting to try new ideas and approaches, and I believe independent games are in the best space to do so.”

“This is an incredible opportunity to work together again with Raf, being able to build the kind of unique and deep games we love to play,” said Roby, CEO and Executive Producer at WolfEye. “The decision to work as a distributed team around the world has meant we’re able to find some of the best talents in the industry to help craft our vision.”

About WolfEye Studios
WolfEye Studios is a veteran distributed development team with a proven passion for immersive games that feature original worlds and strong audio. With WolfEye, the team is pushing its passion further and go deeper with the simulation and gameplay possibilities by focusing on interactions more than they ever did in their past games. WolfEye values bold art direction and stylized graphics. Simplified visual production pipeline allows them to be more agile and focus on what really matters: player experience as a whole.

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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 Launches March 27

We are happy to confirm that One Piece Pirate Warriors 4, will be available from March 27th, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Players that preorder the game will also be rewarded with an early unlock of the Vinsmoke Brothers (Ichiji, Niji and Yonji) and 2 exclusive costumes to be revealed at a later date.

For the most dedicated European fans, we are also revealing the Kaido Edition, that will include in addition to the game an exclusive diorama portraying the epic clash between Luffy and Kaido.

As a last gift for all our players we are confirming the addition for free and from launch day of four iconic Wano costumes:

• Luffytaro (Luffy)

• Zorojuro (Zoro)

• Soba Mask (Sanji)

• Onami (Nami)

As previously stated, One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 will feature an original ending as the manga is still running.

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