State of Decay 2 gets massive free overhaul next month with new Juggernaut Edition
Other / 14. 2. 2020

Developer Undead Labs has unveiled State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition, a thoroughly reworked and expanded version of its popular multiplayer zombie survival game that’s heading to PC and Xbox One on Friday, 13th March. State of Decay 2 didn’t have the best of critical receptions when it launched in 2018, with Eurogamer contributor Edwin Evans-Thirwell calling it a “poor return on the scruffy promise of its predecessor”. Even so, it drew the crowds, with Microsoft revealing a player base of around 5 million in last August, giving Undead Labs ample freedom to improve on its rocky launch. State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition is the developer’s most significant expansion yet, and will be available as a free update to all existing owners on Xbox One and PC, including those accessing it through Xbox Game Pass. Read more

Sony is turning free-to-play FPS mega-hit CrossFire into a movie
Other / 14. 2. 2020

Sony Pictures, which is already in the process of adapting Monster Hunter and Uncharted for the big screen, has a new video game movie in the works based on developer Smilegate Entertainment’s massively popular free-to-play FPS CrossFire. Although CrossFire isn’t exactly a household name in the west, it’s absolutely huge in China and Southeast Asia, having amassed over 650 million registered players since its initial launch in 2007, making it one of the most played PC games in the world. It’s primarily known for its Counter-Strike-like competitive multiplayer mode, in which two teams – representing mercenary corporations Black List and Global Risk – race to complete different objective-based scenarios. A new instalment, CrossFireX, is scheduled to arrive on Xbox One later this year, and Smilegate has drafted in Alan Wake and Control studio Remedy to create its single-player story campaign, which should help raise the series’ profile in the west. Read more

Creature Cores: Customizable Combat in Darksiders Genesis, Available Today on Xbox One
Other / 14. 2. 2020

When we set out to make Darksiders Genesis, our objective was to create something completely fresh – a whole new approach to the beloved Darksiders action adventure franchise. Partnering with Airship Syndicate to make the game ensured that right out of the gate with a top-down design – a first for the franchise. The introduction of gunslinging horsemen Strife was also a first, as was the introduction of online and split-screen co-op play with his fellow horsemen War. But we couldn’t stop there. Darksiders I, II, and III set themselves apart, one from the others, in many ways, but at their core, each delivered a completely unique, combat style. Varied traversal abilities, weaponry, powers and raw strength informed distinctively satisfying gameplay experiences across every Darksiders game. So, the final, major design question we faced with Darksiders Genesis was: How can we deliver a fresh combat experience across both single-player and co-op modes? (insert hours of trial, error, blood, sweat, tears and sleeplessness here) The ultimate answer: Creature Cores. Put very simply, Creature Cores is a perk system that empowers players to customize their own upgrade system fueled by the enemies they defeat. More specifically, when a player kills an enemy,…

Borderlands 3 – here’s how to get the two new legendary guns in the Broken Hearts Day event
Other / 14. 2. 2020

There are two new legendary weapons in the Borderlands 3 Broken Hearts event, here’s how to get them. The Broken Hearts event is live in Borderlands 3, and you can earn two legendary weapons for playing: the Wedding Invitation and Terminal Polyaimourous. During the event, enemies will have hearts hanging around them. Once you have destroyed 50, you will unlock the Terminal Polyaimourous SMG. It features the elements Shock and Fire. It has 389 damage, 81% accuracy, 59% handling, 2.9-second reload speed, 9.15 seconds on fire rate, and a mag that holds 44. Destroying 100 hearts earns you the super nice Wedding Invitation sniper rifle. It boasts 3473 damage, has 93% accuracy, 36% handling, 3.0-seconds load time,  a fire rate of 1.39 per second, and a magazine size of six. There’s more to the weapons obviously, but that’s just a quick rundown. In the video, Arekzz goes over perks and why the Wedding Invitation is the gun you really need to shoot for during the event. It’s worth noting, according to Arekkz, you will need to be at the max level in order to use the weapons. The event ends on February 20.     The post Borderlands 3 – here’s how…