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By Jonathan Balofsky On 10 Aug, 2017 At 10:03 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda has released the official trailer for Dishonored: Death of The Outsider

 

 

See a new side of Karnaca as Death of the Outsider takes you through its gritty underbelly. Investigate mysterious cults, infiltrate underground fight clubs, and even pull off a bank heist as you search for a way to do the impossible: kill a god. Playing as a new assassin, you’ll have access to slew of powerful new supernatural abilities, weapons and gadgets, all of which are designed to help you cut a bloody swath through Karnaca and leave your mark on the history. Or perhaps you’ll choose to be merciful and use your skills to slip unnoticed through the world. In true Arkane fashion, the intricately designed levels allow for a wide array of playstyles, with branching paths and heavy choices that will greatly affect the outcome of your mission.

 

Death of the Outsider brings players back to the Empire of the Isles, with breathtaking visuals, intricately designed levels, and brutal combat systems that are a hallmark of the Dishonored series. With a new character comes a unique new set of supernatural abilities, deadly weapons and powerful gear, empowering players to become the ultimate assassin. And with developer Arkane Studios’ signature style, you can once again be as bloodthirsty – or as merciful – as you like. Check out Bethesda.net for even more details in our recently released video featuring insights from Creative Director, Harvey Smith.

Dishonored: Death of The Outsider is looking fantastic, and is shaping up to be a worthy addition to the Dishonored canon. Are you looking forward to the game?

 

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Bethesda had their E3 conference and it was certainly a unique one

It opened with the employee’s kids talking about their parents job making games. This was a cute video.

 

 

We had a an introduction to Bethesdaland and the mostly prerecorded footage.  This was the theme of the event and it really created a good mood.

 

Bethesda started about games proper with their Virtual Reality projects with Doom VFR announced and Fallout 4 VR announced

 

Next, they discussed Elder Scrolls online. The game has 10 million players, and they talked about the Morrowind expansion. They showed a video montage of players with the game before showing upcoming content with “Horns of the Reach”  and “Clockwork City”.

 

They then went on to discuss how modding has been big for their games. There have been 300 million mod downloads and now they are shaking up mods with the announcement of Creation Club.  A new way to get mods which won’t interfere with achievements and are higher quality. This is coming summer 2017, but may involve paid mods

 

Speaking of Elder Scrolls, the next subject was Elder Scrolls Legends. Content like the Dark Brotherhood story and more was discussed with the main focus being the reveal of the Skyrim expansion. Titled “Heroes of Skyrim” it releases 6/29/17.

 

And on the subject of Skyrim, we finally got a true look at the Switch version. It looks like a well-made version and has something surprising. Amiibo support. This includes all the Zelda amiibo ever released and the Smash Bros amiibo. There are also motion controls but no word on HD rumble.

From there, we moved to a new Dishonored II expansion being shown. In this, Daud is back with Billie Lurk in Dishonored Death of the Outsider.

Next Bethesda announced the Quake world championships and revealed BJ Blazkowicz for Quake champions.

 

Last up were two new reveals, with The Evil within 2 announced for  Friday, October 13 release.

 

and Wolfenstein 2 the new colossus was officially announced.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Jan, 2017 At 01:57 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

We’re pleased to announce that Dishonored 2’s second free game update with additional Custom Difficulty Settings and Mission Select will be available worldwide today for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

 

 

Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2, the follow up to Arkane Studio’s first-person action blockbuster that earned more than 100 ‘Game of the Year’ honors. Dishonored 2 has been praised by IGN as “amazing” and “a superb sequel”, declared a “masterpiece”  by Eurogamer, and hailed “a must-play revenge tale among the best in its class” by Game Informer. Recently named ‘Game of the Year’ by PC Gamer, ‘PlayStation 4 Game of the Year’ by IGN and winner of ‘Best Action-Adventure Game’ at The Game Awards 2016, Dishonored 2 has garnered over 100 ‘Best of 2016 Awards’.

 

When the mad witch Delilah seizes the throne the fate of your Empire is left hanging in the balance, how far will you go to hunt down your enemies – and take back what’s yours? Will you choose to play as Empress Emily Kaldwin or the royal protector, Corvo Attano? How will you combine your powerful supernatural abilities, weapons and gadgets to eliminate your enemies?

Dishonored 2 is an amazing game already and this just makes it sound even better. If you have not yet seen it, we did a review of the game here. We highly recommend checking out this amazing game, especially with all this extra content added.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Nov, 2016 At 02:38 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Dishonored 2 offers the freedom of choice to play and improvise as you like. We’re pleased to announce that even more options to customize your experience to your unique playstyle are coming next month in a free update that will include a New Game + mode and new Custom Difficulty settings. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more details on the free update content and release date.

 

Get exclusive insights from the team at Arkane Studios on how Dishonored 2 embraces the ‘play your way’ philosophy in this newly released video:

 

 

When the mad witch Delilah seizes the throne the fate of your Empire is left hanging in the balance, how far will you go to hunt down your enemies – and take back what’s yours? Will you choose to play as Empress Emily Kaldwin or the royal protector, Corvo Attano? How will you combine your powerful supernatural abilities, weapons and gadgets to eliminate your enemies?

 

Sneak unseen across rooftops and stay hidden in the shadows or openly wreak havoc in the streets. Take out your enemies leaving a trail of blood and bodies in your wake or find other ways to subdue your foes without killing anyone in your path. Looking for a completely different type of challenge? Dishonored 2 even includes the option to play with no powers at all.

 

Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2, the follow up to Arkane Studio’s first-person action blockbuster and winner of more than 100 ‘Game of the Year’ awards. Praised by IGN as “amazing” and “a superb sequel”, declared a “masterpiece”  by Eurogamer, and hailed “a must-play revenge tale among the best in its class” by Game Informer, Dishonored 2 is now available worldwide for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

This is quite the interesting update for the game. If you have not yet seen our review, you can read it here

 

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Dishonored was one of the most unique games of last gen. A spiritual successor to the Thief series, yet with an identity completely of its own. It is a game that cannot just be described but needs to be experienced. When its sequel was announced, many were excited and I myself was curious where Arkane would take the series. Could they top the original? Or would it fall short?

Well, I am pleased to say that Dishonored 2 manages to surpass the original in every way. The developers looked at each and everyone of the complaints and tried to do something about them. They didn’t always succeed but they did try. For starters, we now have voiced protagonists. This was a great move in my opinion, as it lets the player get more involved with the story. The story itself can be a little disappointing, coming off the first game. No spoilers will be given, but some changes may upset some players.

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Visually the game is just a marvel, with some of the best visual effects in gaming in 2016. I feel that this game is a true standout both in art design and use of shading. I wonder what it would look like on a 4K TV on the PS4 Pro (I played on a standard PS4), because the visuals are just that eye popping. The setting just feels authentic and the dynamic changes just  make everything more immersive. In terms of audio, the game could have had a better soundtracks, I won’t lie, but it does its job well.  The sound effects are great and the voice acting as mentioned above, helps bring the player more into the story. Plus, remember how I called the first game a spiritual successor to the Thief series? Well Corvo is now voiced by Stephen Russell, aka Garret himself.

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In terms of gameplay, Arkane built on the foundation set by the original and made it better where they could. Stealth is handled better, combat is more intuitive and choosing what path to take, in terms of behavior, has a more interesting feel about it. The characters also play differently and this helps set it apart from the first game even more. You can play in a variety of ways that can make the game easier or as hard as you want it to be, and not through difficulty settings but rather through in game choices. I love the way this was handled and I applaud Arkane for it. The upgrading system from the first game has been changed to a skill tree with multiple possible directions to take and thus different possible upgrades. each character has unique abilities to set them apart but with some shared.

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I must recommend that players check out the tutorial, not just in case you have to brush up on controls and how to play, but also because it helps serve as a but of a prelude to the game and shows some interesting bonding between Corvo and Emily. It was a good touch and I like that it was done this way. It helps new players get up to speed, gives some story details and teaches you how to play the game. All done in a simple and refined manner.

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Dishonored II just feels better than the first game. The different protagonists gives them game more replayability than the first game as well as more options for ways to play. The game can be played as a stealth game or as an action game with stealth elements and it is entirely up to you.  The mechanics are more refined, the graphics are better and combat is more natural. I just had a really good time with this game. If I was asked to say where or not I would recommend it, I would say without hesitation to buy this. It is just a great game!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: We were provided with a review copy by Bethesda Softworks

By Jonathan Balofsky On 10 Nov, 2016 At 12:17 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Uncategorized, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarBethesda Has released an official launch trailer for Dishonored 2

 

Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2, the next chapter in the award-winning Dishonored saga by Arkane Studios. As either Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano, travel beyond the legendary streets of Dunwall to Karnaca – a once-dazzling coastal city that holds the key to restoring Emily to power. Armed with the mark of the Outsider and powerful new supernatural abilities, hunt down your enemies and forever alter the fate of the Empire.

*Anyone who pre-orders Dishonored 2 will be able to play the game a day early before the official worldwide release in addition to receiving a free digital copy of Dishonored: Definitive Edition – the original critically-acclaimed game in the series, which won more than 100 ‘Game of the Year’ Awards, plus all of its add-on content.

Dishonored 2 will launch worldwide on November 11, 2016, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Check out the trailer below

 

We will have a review of the game. in the coming days

By Jonathan Balofsky On 13 Sep, 2016 At 11:01 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarBethesda Softworks has released a new trailer for Dishonored 2 that’s shows off gameplay of Corvo, the protagonist of the first game. The trailer shows off his role in the new game and some of the abilities he will have.