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Bethesda has announced a new incentive for pre-registering for The Elder Scrolls Legends on Android. Doing so will get you a free legendary card, which will be a big asset to you in the game.

 

The game is releasing soon, so if you are interested, you should do it now. The game is a high quality CCG and one that really works well within the series lore.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Jul, 2017 At 11:09 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda has released a new trailer for The Evil Within 2

 

 

“It’s all your fault…”

That’s the mantra running through Sebastian Castellanos’ mind. Plagued by memories of the daughter he couldn’t save and a mystery he could never solve, he begins to lose himself in his past mistakes. Sebastian lives out his nightmares every day, unable to pull himself from his downward spiral. Until an old friend-turned-traitor reenters his life with an offer: Return to the nightmare and save your daughter. The Evil Within 2 gives a broken man the chance to make things right and find the peace he so deserves, but he’ll have to go through hell first.

The Evil Within 2 releases worldwide Friday the 13th, October 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

 

The game is looking intense and will no doubt terrify many players when it releases this October.

Will you be getting it?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Jul, 2017 At 11:04 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

 

 

 

The ‘Ultimate’ DOOM – Update 6.66, All DLC Unlocked, Free Weekends
There’s never been a better time to go to Hell.

It’s been just over a year since we released DOOM and it’s thrilling to see not only many of our earliest players still enjoying the game, but also new Slayers joining the fight every day. Whether you’ve been playing for a year, a week or even if you still haven’t Glory Killed your first demon, we’ve got some exciting news for you. This week we’re rolling out the “ultimate” DOOM experience and offering it to new players at a hellishly low price.

Update 6.66

It all starts today with the release of Update 6.66. Like all of our updates, there are a ton of fixes and other improvements across multiplayer and SnapMap that we’ve outlined in our full update notes, but I want to highlight a few of the biggest changes for multiplayer specifically:

All of the Multiplayer DLC Unlocked for All

First, we’ve retired the DOOM season pass and are making all of the multiplayer DLC content available to all players. That’s three multiplayer DLC packs, which include nine of our best maps, three additional guns, three additional playable demons, new equipment, armor sets and more. That’s on top of the modes and features, like bot support, that players have been enjoying since late last year.

A Completely Revised Multiplayer Progression System

With this update, we’ve changed when and how players unlock additional guns, demons, equipment and all of the player and weapon customization options. Instead of relying on the current random unlock system, everything now unlocks through specific leveling requirements and/or in-game challenges. Now, if there’s a specific helmet you want, you can work toward unlocking it by focusing your play style on the related challenge. We’re confident new and veteran players alike will enjoy the control and predictability in this new multiplayer progression system.

For our veteran players, we know you’ve been unlocking items through both the original random progression system and/or via DLC purchase. We want to ensure everyone has the opportunity to both retain previously unlocked items if they choose, but also unlock anything they don’t have through the new level- and challenge-based progression. To do this we will be resetting all veteran players to level 0. Don’t panic, though – that’s just your level. All veteran players will have the option to completely reset their unlock progression items and experience the new progression system fresh, OR retain all of their existing guns, equipment, demons and customization unlocks that they’ve acquired or purchased and then unlock the remaining items through the revised progression system. Regardless of whether you keep your gear or choose to re-earn it, we’re giving all veteran players a special badge recognizing their previous experience in the game. For those elite few who have achieved the max Slayer level, we’ve designated a special Slayer badge for you.

A New Runes System, Better Player Information, Revised User Interface

On the gameplay front, we’ve replaced the Hack Module System with an all-new Runes System. Much like the Runes system from the DOOM campaign, multiplayer Runes are now persistent player abilities earned and included in a player loadout. Unlike the previous Hack Modules, Runes do not need to be activated and do not expire. Runes are persistent capabilities (or perks) that become a consistent and predictable component of your loadout and play style.

We’ve also overhauled most of the in-game HUD, including better callouts for challenges, awards and scoring. The kill card has been completely revised to provide players a more clear and accurate account of their demise, including not just who killed them but also the players, weapon types and damage that combined to kill them.

Players will also discover numerous improvements throughout the menus and user interface, including completely revised post-match summaries as well as updates that better illustrate player status in lobbies, highlight the new progression options and status, and better outline weapon, equipment and demon characteristics.

Free Weekends

If you’re someone who just hasn’t tried DOOM yet, we’re giving you the ultimate opportunity to try out one of the most talked about games of 2016. Starting at 12:00 pm ET on Thursday, July 20, on Xbox One, 1pm ET on Thursday, July 20 on PC, and 12:00 pm ET on Thursday, July 27 on PlayStation 4, you can try DOOM for free. Blast hordes of demons in the first two levels of DOOM’s critically acclaimed campaign, then ratchet up the intensity by going for a high-score in Arcade Mode. Plus, you’ll also have unlimited access to DOOM’s multiplayer and SnapMap modes for the duration of the weekend. If you choose to purchase during the free weekend, all of your progress in campaign and multiplayer is saved and you’ll continue right from where you left off.

An Ultimate Price

Lastly, we don’t want anything standing in your way of joining the millions of people that have experienced the rush and pure fun of DOOM, so not only are we giving you a chance to try it during a free weekend – if you like it, we’re offering it for $14.99 (US) / £11.99 (UK) / $17.99 (AUS) (digital purchase only). That’s the award-winning campaign, arcade mode, all of the DLC, countless hours of SnapMap and the right to say you are a badass, rip-and-tear DOOM Slayer – all for just $14.99 (US) / £11.99 (UK) / $17.99 (AUS).

As always, thanks to everyone for your incredible support. We hope that whether you’re a long-time Slayer, trying the game during a free weekend, or you’re purchasing it for the first time, you find something you love in DOOM.

 

This is amazing news, and just makes this game even more awesome. DOOM is one of the best FPS games ever made, and more should try it. If you haven’t tried it yet, you really should. If you haven’t seen our review yet, you can see it here and a 2nd review here.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 14 Jul, 2017 At 06:58 PM | Categorized As Featured, Games You Slept On, Old School Otaku, PC Games, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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I am a big fan of The Elder Scrolls series and have been for years. It is one of the premiere RPG series and one of the premiere open world game series. People rave about how amazing Oblivion and Morrowind were, and Skyrim is considered one of the best games of the last few years, but many don’t realize just how important the first games were.

I will concede that the first game, Arena, is rather generic. It came off as more of a Wizardry clone, as well as containing many basic fantasy elements that didn’t make it stand out. later games would take the ideas and make them great but Arena is not the best the series has to offer. That said, too many people write off the second game in the series, Daggerfall. I am of the opinion that Daggerfall was one of the most important games ever made, and was a turning point for the RPG genre and open world games.

To begin, Daggerfall was a true 3D game unlike Arena’s 2.5D engine, and took full advantage of that to create a explorable world. In fact, the world in Daggerfall is one of the biggest ever in a video game, albeit with the drawback of having a lot of dead space. Still, it is this open world 3D development that directly led to more innovation in open world games and also taught developers what the limits should be. Thanks to this, we have gotten great games including not only Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim, but also the Witcher games and Breath of the Wild.

Another point to mention is that Daggerfall allowed for true roleplaying rather than just getting experience. You had to mold your character and develop them by choices. Choices were a big part of the game, including the very ending, which had multiple possible outcomes. It had a lot more of a unique feeling than anything else at the time and part of the reason was that unlike Arena, the developers did not take many influences from other games.

Daggerfall had some very important lore aspects as well for the series, as it was this game that introduced the Daedra, as well as started several long running storylines such as the Dwemer, Mannimarco and so on. the events of this game’s story had a major impact on all the later games, yet that isn’t realized by many players who came late to the series. Yes, Daggerfall seems dates by today’s standards, but it is this game that laid the foundation for so many greats, including one can argue, Baldur’s Gate. Through both storytelling and game design, Daggerfall helped make RPG gaming what it is today, and we all owe a debt to it for that.

If you haven’t played the game, you really should. it is a true classic and indeed it is one of the most important games ever made. Even if many people simply do not realize that this is the case, it needed to be said.

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The above was the opinion solely of the author and does not necessarily reflect that of Real otaku Gamer or its staff.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 14 Jul, 2017 At 05:44 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

 

We’re incredibly excited to see how popular Heroes of Skyrim has been with all of you. We knew people would love to play with some of their favorite creatures and characters from Skyrim, but this has surpassed our expectations, so we want to take a quick moment to say thank you to all the awesome members of our community who have played Heroes of Skyrim and posted set review videos, pack opening screen shots, card ranking articles and everything else in-between. The game is only getting better, and you’re a huge part of that.

One of the things a digital card game allows us to do is adjust cards on the fly.  We’ve been pretty vocal about tapping into this with Legends and we’re always looking at the meta game and data behind the scenes to see how we can make adjustments for the health of the game. With that in mind, based on the feedback we’re already seeing, we’re currently looking at adjusting the following cards in coming patches.

  • Praetorian Commander
  • Echos of Akatosh
  • Bringer of Nightmares
  • Belligerent Giant

Besides these card adjustments, we’ll also be performing hotfixes soon to address bugs introduced with Heroes of Skyrim like Silence, Wabbajack interactions, reported issues w/ localization and more.

Once again, thank you to everyone for your continued support. Your feedback, and passion are critical to the success of Legends. We’ll see you on the battlefield.

This is great what Bethesda is doing with the game. Heroes of Skyrim is a great addition to Elder Scrolls: Legends and fans can truly appreciate it.

 

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Bethesda sent out the following

 

 

Today, card game battlers can return to Skyrim for more adventures in the wintry north in Heroes of Skyrim, the first expansion set for Bethesda’s hit strategy card game, The Elder Scrolls: Legends. Offering more than 150 new cards drenched in the lore from Bethesda Game Studios’ groundbreaking hit, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls: Legends – Heroes of Skyrim introduces new mechanics and powerful abilities through dynamic cards that feature iconic Dragons, powerful Shouts, Companions, and fan-favorite characters.

 

The Elder Scrolls: Legends – Heroes of Skyrim cards are now available for purchase through the in-game store and can be added to any deck.

 

Key Features in Heroes of Skyrim:

  • More than 150 new Skyrim-themed cards to collect and play.
  • Dominate the skies with Dragon cards, including legendary beasts like Alduin and Paarthurnax.
  • Channel the power of the Dovahkiin and blast opponents with Shout cards.
  • Legendary Skyrim characters like Aela the Huntress, J’Zargo, Delphine and more return with powerful abilities reminiscent of their legend.

 

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is now available as a free download for PC via the Bethesda.net launcher, for PC and Mac via Steam, for iPad, and for Android tablets. iOS and Android phone versions of the game are expected to release this summer.

TES: Legends is a great take on the CCG genre and a great expansion to the lore of the series. if you haven’t tries it yet, then you should.

Source: PR Email

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Jun, 2017 At 12:46 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda has released two trailers for The Evil Within 2, to show off the game some more.

Set in Union, a crumbling city built using Lily’s mind as the Core, The Evil Within 2 presents a mix of closed off, claustrophobic environments that are reminiscent of the first game, and new, less linear areas that will give you the opportunity to explore at your own pace. You’ll be able to wander freely and poke through all the dark corners of the world at your leisure, but this is still a survival horror game, and ammo and resources will be scarce. You’ll need to prepare carefully and move cautiously as you discover the secrets of Union and unravel Mobius’ plans from within STEM.

The Evil Within 2 releases worldwide Friday the 13th, October 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

 

 

The horrifying things Sebastian experienced in the first game left him scarred, but rather than run from the source of his nightmares, Sebastian chased after them. He spent three years seeking answers to the questions that plagued him and trying to find the organization who ruined his life. Who is Mobius? What do they want? What is the true purpose of STEM?

But from this darkness comes a chance at redemption.
The Evil Within 2 releases worldwide Friday the 13th, October 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The game certainly looks good, and will hopefully succeed in the area where the original fell short. That isn’t to say the original is bad, but it definitely had some shortcomings. That said, This game might just be what we are looking for.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Jun, 2017 At 12:31 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda has released a new trailer for Quake Champions to show off BJ Blazkowicz. The original first person shooter badass is here and taking names.

 

 

 

 

Introducing BJ Blazkowicz, the newest addition to the Quake Champions roster!

BJ Blazkowicz hasn’t led an easy life. From a troubled past, to a bloody career as a soldier, and now this: years trapped in the Dreamlands, forced into combat with other Champions from across the waking world. No, ol’ Terror-Billy hasn’t had the best of luck – but in Quake Champions, he’ll be able to take all the skills he’s picked up over the years and really put them to the test. You got your first look at BJ’s Quake Champions debut during our E3 2017 Showcase on Sunday, and now you can see him in action in our latest trailer.

Play as BJ in the beta now by grabbing your code at Quake.com: https://beth.games/2p2okme

Bethesda really is going all out to make Quake Champions something fans will like. I truly hope fans will take to it and that this will lead to a revitalization for the franchise. Quake deserves a new chance and this could do it.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Jun, 2017 At 11:35 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda has released several new trailers for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. The game is looking absolutely incredible and was a real standout this E3.

 

He’s the scourge of the Nazi regime. The one man who can send shivers down the spines of elite soldiers. Considered a cowardly killer by the Nazi conquerors – an utterly abhorrent fiend – BJ Blazkowicz has viciously attacked and assassinated some of the top Nazi operatives, earning the moniker “Terror-Billy.” And now, you can possess your very own Terror-Billy action figure, exclusively in the Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Collector’s Edition!

Along with the Terror-Billy action figure, the Wolfenstein II Collector’s Edition includes the full game in a steelbook case and a double-sided poster, all in an amazing box that recalls some of our favorite childhood toys. Available for pre-order, the Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Collector’s Edition will release on October 27, 2017, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

For BJ Blazkowicz, this time it’s personal. Or, make that more personal. Or… personaler.

Whatever the case, BJ is back to wage war against the evil Nazi regime – but in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the front lines have moved from Europe to his homeland. Nazis have taken over America, and BJ wants his country back. His goal: to rally the resistance and restore peace and freedom to his beloved nation. And he’s not just fighting for himself; BJ’s partner Anya is pregnant with twins, so the future of his family is at stake as well. Learn more at https://beth.games/2sZfLev

Watch our new video, featuring exclusive commentary from the team at developer MachineGames, for new insights into BJ’s character, the American setting, and the conflict ahead.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will release on October 27, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

 

 

 

MachineGames isn’t just known for their strong storytelling. They’re also a powerhouse in the realm of pure gameplay. And their latest game is no different. Announced at the Bethesda E3 2017 Showcase, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus delivers the goods when it comes to intense – and intensely fun – shooter action.

“What really puts MachineGames on the map is that while we’re making really strong narrative games, we give enough room to have the proper gameplay experience,” says Senior Game Designer Arcade Berg. “It’s not that one is overpowering the other.”

From upgraded weapons to enhanced dual-wielding to bumped-up Nazi enemies, watch our latest video – with exclusive insights from the development team – for a first look at what’s new in The New Colossus.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will release on October 27, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Are you excited for Wolfenstein II? We sure are!

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 6 Jun, 2017 At 02:36 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

 

Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax Media company, has released The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, a massive new Chapter for the wildly popular The Elder Scrolls Online, worldwide today for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac. The brand new entry for the online RPG introduces more than 30 hours of fresh Elder Scrolls story content; a new playable class, the Warden; a new 4v4v4 fast-action PvP mode, Battlegrounds; a new 12-player Trial; and a return to one of the most beloved locales in the Elder Scrolls universe, the iconic island of Vvardenfell from the award-winning RPG, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.

 

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is the biggest addition to The Elder Scrolls Online yet and redefines the traditional MMO expansion by delivering vast new content and features that are equally accessible and fun for both existing and new ESO players.

 

New players can start a character without completing any previous ESO content and head straight into Vvardenfell, with hundreds of hours of original ESO content available to them at any time. ESO veterans can upgrade and immediately journey to Morrowind to start the new epic adventure with their existing characters or with a new Warden.

 

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind adds a host of new content for the game’s millions of players, including:

 

  • A Massive New Zone — Vvardenfell: The largest zone added to The Elder Scrolls Online since launch is also a nostalgic trip through one of the Elder Scrolls’ most beloved lands. Utilizing the same geographic footprint as The Elder Scrolls III, including all key points of interest from the classic game, Vvardenfell is painstakingly reimagined 700 years before the events of TES III, from the docks of Seyda Neen, to the volcanic Ashlands, to dense, mushroom-filled forests, and through the glory of Vivec City, still under construction in this time period.

 

  • New Class – The Warden: Players will harness nature-based magic to master the powerful new character class – The Warden. The Warden is the first new class since launch of ESO, and true to ESO and the Elder Scrolls franchise, the player will have the freedom to select from a number of abilities that enable a variety of play styles. The Warden also introduces a devastating new combat ally – the War Bear – a ferocious fighter will stay by the Warden’s side through the most intense battles.

 

  • New PvP Mode – Battlegrounds: The Elder Scrolls Online is renowned for open world PvP battles, pitting hundreds of players in a massive battle for supremacy in Cyrodiil. The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will introduce a new PvP mode – Battlegrounds – intense 4v4v4 battles in arena-like environments. Players take the battle to the Ashlands to claim their place among the fiercest and most accomplished combat veterans in Tamriel.

 

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is now available worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac. For more information, or to purchase the game, please visit http://www.elderscrollsonline.com.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is a very welcome addition to the game, and a great chance to once again experience the areas we explored back in Morrowind, and there is a lot to offer players here. If you loved Morrowind, you will want to check this out.

 

Source: PR Email