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Retrowave Review

The 80s were a magical time, and RewindApp wants to take players back to this glorious era with their new title Retrowave. Featuring a fine blend of vaporwave aesthetics with synthwave stylings, should you get up and drive?

Retrowave Review

Retrowave is a game about cruising – nothing more, nothing less. After picking the car of your choosing (which varies by speed, handling, and brake power), one hits the endless stretch of road and rides as far as the road takes them. Points (and thereby money) can be earned by going fast, driving on the wrong side of traffic, and nearly missing other cars, but the title is meant to be more of a trance-like experience than an adrenaline rush of speed. That’s not to say players will be slowing down though – the game actually rewards you for hitting speeds greater of 100km/hr. Much like life, there is a little bit of something for everybody.

Just be warned that those endless drives end quite quickly if you bump into another car. Early on, this doesn’t seem to be that much of a problem. However, some stretches of the game are rife with nasty traffic jams, and trying to get ahead without scraping paint is an absolute pipe dream. The moment that happens, the game is over.

It’s just a shame that there’s not a ton of variety at play here. Retrowave features four different modes that vary up lanes of traffic, offer up time attacks, and make your car into a speed bomb, but it all runs together sooner rather than later. The same goes for the 12 tracks that players can choose from – although the outrun aesthetic shines brightly with stages like “Space Trip,” “Summer Chill,” and “Vaporwave,” the lack of variety in the layout of each stage means that these worlds only differ aesthetically.

To keep players going, each run earns players a bit of cash. The grind for unlockables is real – players can earn new cars (including Tesla’s very own Cybertruck), new paint jobs, new wheels, and additional mechanical improvements. It’s pretty easy to unlock the substantial stuff (especially when choosing a mode like Time Trial), but most of this content should have been unlocked from the get-go. Variety is the spice of life, and Retrowave can use an infusion of variety. There is a way to adjust the HUD, field of view, use the horn, or even use the indicators, but they feel like frivolous additions compared to the meat of the package.

On the bright side, the synthwave sounds powering this adventure are a definite plus that add to the game. Though Aries Beats, Stevia Sphere, Eva, Three Chain Links, and Nightstop might not have the same clout as Carpenter Brut or Com Truise, the music here is still solid enough to keep players positively mesmerized.

Retrowave’s got the looks and the sounds that make the outrun aesthetic so great, but the gameplay manages to be a little too one-note for its own good.

This review of Retrowave was done on the PC. The game was purchased digitally.
Retrowave Review

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Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Coming to PC August 7


Get ready to go #BeyondtheHorizon when Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition comes out for the PC on August 7, 2020.

Originally released for the PlayStation 4, players will be able to experience the young hunter Aloy’s entire legendary quest as she sets out to unravel the mysteries behind a world that is ruled by deadly Machines. As players explore an open world that is filled with wildlife and danger, she must take on a number of unique Machines and rival tribes along the way.

This release comes with the following:

  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • The Frozen Wilds expansion
  • Carja Storm Ranger Outfit and Carja Mighty Bow
  • Carja Trader Pack
  • Banuk Trailblazer Outfit and Banuk Culling Bow
  • Banuk Traveller Pack
  • Nora Keeper Pack
  • Digital art book

Also included in this release is ultra-wide support, unlocked framerates, dynamic foliage, graphical customizations (including resolution, and field of view), improved reflections, controller options, and a benchmarking tool.

See these features in action with the trailer below:

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC – PC Features Trailer

The title will come out on both Steam and the Epic Games Store. For those just starting out come August, you can find our extensive collection of guides for the game here.

Source: YouTube, Steam
Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Coming to PC August 7

Get ready to go #BeyondtheHorizon when Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition comes out for the PC on August 7, 2020

Xbox Series X Optimized Program Detailed

Discover how development teams are optimizing titles for the Xbox Series X with the latest Xbox Wire post

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How To Unlock More Skins In Iron Man VR

How To Unlock More Skins In Iron Man VR
Custom Deco’s are skins you can apply to Iron Man’s suit. This guide on How To Unlock More Skins In Iron Man VR lists all of the different skins available on the console in the game, alongside details on the objectives and challenges you must meet to unlock each skin.

Custom Deco’s are a visual only upgrade. They change the skin and design of the Iron Man suit but they do not offer any additional benefits. They all feature the same customization slots and weapon capabilities as any other armor set. They are purely skin upgrades, but some of them are pretty cool.

How To Unlock More Skins In Iron Man VR

Almost all of the skins not unlocked via pre-order are unlocked by completing certain challenges. Some require multiple missions in order to complete, such as Hostile Takeover, others can be done in a single mission if you are skilled or lucky enough to pull of the requirements. The loading between the different skins on the console can be quite lengthy and the challenges are easy to forget, so here’s a simple list you can follow in-game to unlock as many skins as you want.

Impulse
Unlocked automatically

Ombre
Simultaneously destroy two enemies with Repulsors, one with each hand.

Scarlet Storm
Destroy 6 enemies with a single Auxiliary Weapon shot.

Hostile Takeover
Destroy enemies with Auxiliary weapons (250 enemies total are needed)

Camouflage
Destroy 2 enemies with a single rocket punch

Hornet
Destroy enemies with melee attacks (50 enemies total are needed)

Origin Armor
Unlocked via pre-order

Vintage Armor
Unlocked via pre-order

Silver Centurion
Unlocked via pre-order

Ultra Violet Armor
Unlocked via pre-order

Iron Patriot
Unlocked via pre-order

We’ll update the guide if we discover more skins that are available to unlock later in the game.

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Xbox Series X Optimized Program Detailed


Discover how development teams are optimizing titles for the Xbox Series X with the latest Xbox Wire post.

Titles that are Xbox Series X Optimized take full advantage of the capabilities of the Xbox Series X. This applies to both new titles that have been built natively using the system’s development environment, along with previously released rebuilt specifically for the console.

Producer Jacek Zięba of Bloober Team (Blair Witch) spoke about optimizing their upcoming title The Medium for Xbox Series X with Xbox Wire Editor in Chief Will Tuttle. He mentioned that his team is able to develop the game the way they have always envisioned it, both from a graphical and gameplay standpoint. He also mentioned that the SSD of the console will allow the development team to create a more cinematic and atmospheric experience.

The development team will also make use of a 4K resolution and DirectX Raytracing as enhancement areas for The Medium. According to Zięba, the resolution will showcase the art style and environment of its spirit world, while the Ray-tracing will add to its atmosphere.

You can view the reveal of this title and some gameplay below:

The Medium Official Reveal with Gameplay

You can read the full interview here.

Source: Xbox Wire
Xbox Series X Optimized Program Detailed

Discover how development teams are optimizing titles for the Xbox Series X with the latest Xbox Wire post

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Hellpoint Launching July 30


A hardcore sci-fi action RPG experience, Cradle Games and tinyBuild’s Hellpoint will hit PC and consoles on July 30, 2020.

In this title, players take on the role of a synthetic human being that is stranded on a derelict space station full of mindless bloodthirsty creatures. As players seek out answers, they must navigate a massive interconnected world of mysteries, hidden passages and secrets within secrets.

Players will be able to arm themselves with dozens of ranged and melee weapons, along with a number of armor pieces to best suit their playstyle. Eac weapon has its own unique special abilities that unlock the more players fight with them.

Note that the space station of Irid Novo orbits in real time around an ominous black hole. As players progress, dynamic events that include boss appearances, horde assaults, and modified enemy stats and positions all occur.

Finally, the entire title can be played in co-op, either locally or online. Loot is shared between the two players, and the experience of local player two is saved and not watered down.

Learn more with the trailer below:

Hellpoint – Co-op Trailer | Out July 30 | Pre-order now! PC PS4 X1 Switch

The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam, GoG, and the Epic Games Store).

Source: Press Release
Xbox Series X Optimized Program Detailed

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Independence Day Celebrations Coming to GTA Online


Independence Day celebrations are in full swing in Rockstar Games GTA Online, with a wealth of rewards, bonuses, discounts, and more available to players all this week.

In addition to the customary GTA$ and RP rewards this week in Business Battles, players can also net themselves some rare patriotic gems like the Statue of Happiness T-Shirt and the Supa Wet Beer Hat. Also available are timely items like the Firework Launcher, the Liberator Monster Truck, celebratory clothing and Face Paints for 50% off, and more.

All this week, players can go underground and earn themselves Double GTA$ & RP in the Missile Base Series. This includes a number of team-based modes – including Every Bullet Counts, Juggernaut, and Slasher – deep inside Mount Chiliad.

Those paying a visit to The Diamond Casino & Resort can spin the Lucky Wheel for a chance to win the Western Sovereign.

For those looking to save a bundle, take advantage of the following discounts this week:

Mammoth Avengers and their customizations – 60% off

Arcade Properties – 50% off

Vehicles

  • All Yachts
  • Mammoth Thruster
  • HVY APC
  • Pegassi Oppressor Mk II
  • Mammoth Tula
  • RM-10 Bombushka
  • V-65 Molotok
  • Principe Deveste Eight
  • Emperor ETR1
  • Bravado Gauntlet Hellfire
  • Buckingham Luxor
  • Buckingham Luxor Deluxe
  • Buckingham Swift
  • Buckingham Swift Deluxe

50% Off Independence Day Specials

  • Liberator monster truck
  • Sovereign motorcycle
  • Musket
  • Firework Launcher
  • Vehicle Horns
  • Tire/Parachute Smoke
  • Face Paints
  • Clothing
  • MOC Liveries
  • Mk II Weapon Livery
  • Haircuts
  • Masks
  • Firework Ammo
  • USA Parachute Bag

All Bunkers, Hangars and Facilities – 70% Off

All GTA Online players that have connected their Twitch Prime accounts to their Rockstar Social Club accounts can earn the first in a new round of GTA$200,000 bonuses from playing between July 2-8. These players can also earn up to GTA$1,000,000 in bonus cash between now and July 29. In addition, these players can also get a rebate on the base property purchase price of Pixel Pete’s Arcade, 70% off the Declasse Mamba roadster and 80% off the V-65 Molotok jet fighter.

Finally, PlayStation Plus members that dive into GTA Online between now and August 5 can get themselves GTA$1,000,000 deposited into your in-game Maze Bank account within 72 hours of log-in. In addition, these subscribers can earn GTA$1,000,000 each month in GTA Online until the launch of GTA Online on the PlayStation 5.

Source: Press Release
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Outriders Campaign Structure Revealed

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Outriders Campaign Structure Revealed


Get an in-depth look at the campaign, side-quests, companions and travel system in People Can Fly and Square Enix’s Outriders with the latest trailer for the title.

This “Journey and Structure” feature takes a deep dive into its campaign, which will take players on a journey across the savage world of Enoch, where everything has mysteriously hyper-evolved to wipe Humanity out. In this new world, players will explore the far reaches of the frontiers, get themselves incredible powers, and make a number of new discoveries that will
change everything.

You can view the game in action below:

Outriders: Journey and Structure [Gameplay][ESRB]

Also announced today was the fact tha Emmy Award Winner and three-time BAFTA nominee Inon Zur will craft the original soundtrack of the title.

According to Zur:

“As a composer it’s always extremely exciting to be involved in building new worlds and telling new stories, so I’m thrilled to reveal that I have composed the score for People Can Fly and Square Enix’s epic sci-fi action game OUTRIDERS. It was a lot of fun blending heavy orchestral soundscapes and futuristic musical sound design for this rollercoaster sci-fi adventure and I can’t wait to share the music with you.”

Bartek Kmita, Creative Director of Outriders at People Can Fly, added:

“We were really excited to have Inon on board to do the soundtrack for the game. He’s a legend in the industry and the team were big fans of his work already. He worked closely with us to develop a sound that fit with the story and world that we’re creating, and he composed truly dynamic and powerful tracks for us that added so much depth to the tone and feel of the game.”

The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC this holiday season.

Source: Press Release
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Independence Day celebrations are in full swing in Rockstar Games GTA Online, with a wealth of rewards, bonuses, discounts, and more available to players all this week

Outriders Campaign Structure Revealed

Get an in-depth look at the campaign, side-quests, companions and travel system in People Can Fly and Square Enix’s Outriders with the latest trailer for the title

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The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes Review – Meet Joe Blech

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Tabletop and video games take on many different distinctions that make it difficult to transition between the two, and The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes exemplifies this in every possible way. They rely heavily on the complexities of the tabletop game The Dark Eye, yet the entirety of the game offers a simplified, automated take on these complexities. You’re left with a hollow experience that doesn’t even keep your attention through the end. This game will serve as a shining piece of evidence of why tabletop systems and mechanics don’t engage a player when translated into video game form.

 

Stat and character sheets are integral parts of tabletop games because you’re constantly referencing it to determine strategy, outcomes, and role-playing moments. However, when these things are automated for you, all of these stats become cumbersome and virtually meaningless to the player. The developers at Random Potion Oy fundamentally miss this. Sitting back and watching as virtual rolls are made for you and algorithms calculate the outcomes encompasses the entirety of this game. The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes gives you few actions to actually take, all of which are made by simply clicking on a spot or an enemy. While point-and-click adventures have a place in gaming, there’s no saving a game that resorts to this and gives no mental stimulation whatsoever.

 

The Dark Eye Book of Heroes Character Sheet

 

Point-and-click games need to have some sort of stakes or tension in order to keep your attention. You can see this in a game as old as Grim Fandango, where you have an engaging story giving context to unique and interesting puzzles. You also find it in a game like Desperados III, which released just one week after The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes, where the constant threat of alerting enemies and being spotted keeps you on the edge of your seat. Somehow, The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes misses all of this in favor of automated gameplay and puzzles that aren’t even puzzles. Finding different stones lying around a particular area and putting them where the game tells you they belong is not a puzzle.

 

Naturally, this game is largely meant to be a multiplayer game in which you can adventure with your friends and clear dungeons much like in a tabletop RPG, but three other players by my side wouldn’t give the game the purpose and stakes that it needs. That needs to come from the designers, and unfortunately, they fell asleep at the wheel with this one. It’s hard to imagine that through all of the meetings they must’ve had in pre-production, nobody stood up and pointed out that the player isn’t actually doing anything throughout the game. The most entertaining part of the game is sifting through the vast number of options you can choose for your character. However, this is all rendered pointless by the inability to truly play your role. No matter what, your job is to click on an enemy until they’re dead, move onto the next room, and repeat that cycle until you find what you need to end the level.

 

The Dark Eye Book of Heroes Combat2

 

As you do this, AI companions that supposedly have “their own personalities” wander around and do nothing but search …

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Know Some Not-So-Good Points of VPNs

There have been a couple of circumstances when I encountered the term “VPN”. The first time was when I read about people downloading movies en masse in the late 2000s. “Experts” in the field of piracy then advised those who want to download stuff to use a VPN so that their identities can be masked and the authorities would not be able to trace their illegal activities. I had a friend forward to me a copy of a movie he downloaded illegally, and the quality was so poor that I didn’t bother finishing the film and waited for it to be released in theaters of my little ‘ol town. Suffice to say that first experience didn’t warm me up to this VPN thing everyone else seemed to be enamored.

The next time I heard of VPN was when I started playing Pokémon Go. One of my friends who also played the hottest game at that time had “caught” so many Pokémon, even those I only read of as available in other parts of the world. When I asked him how he got this monster that players can only catch in Japan when I know for certain that he hasn’t even taken a plane ride in his life, he nonchalantly replied, “VPN”. And so, I tried this VPN thing for myself. Apart from the game, I noticed my browsing speeds were at a snail’s pace.  Right there, I decided virtual private networks are not my thing.

If you are considering installing a VPN on any of your devices, take note that they also have a number of disadvantages. With all the hype you surely may have heard about VPNs, there are some things that may make your web experience not that pleasant. It is up to you to weigh the pros and cons, but for now, let’s look closer into the cons.

You will encounter issues in speed

As I remarked earlier, a VPN may decrease your internet speeds. As a VPN works hard to encrypt your network traffic that should result in your improved security and anonymity, it also will use more resources and may time more time. Thus, the introduction of some overhead can slow VPNs. You may find ideal VPN services that strike a balance between security and speed, but prepare to shell out some cash for that, because these services are paid.

There are many reasons for a slow VPN, starting from your device’s limited resources to the encryption method used and everything in between.

(Via: http://techgenix.com/slow-vpn/)

 

Your VPNs can stalk you

Some VPN service will give you access to their private servers to provide you with enhanced services such as improved speed and security, but at a price: your data. This can be hidden in their fine print when you agree to their services, and who has the time and patience to read the fine print? So you have to be aware that if you’re getting free private connection for cents, chances are high that they are tracking your activity.

VPNs that log your data may choose to do so for their own gain, like bad free VPNs, or they may be forced to log for other reasons, like some kind of restrictive country

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Marvel’s Iron Man VR Gets Launch Trailer


Ahead of its launch on July 3 for the PlayStation VR, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Camouflaj have released a launch trailer for Marvel’s Iron Man VR.

As the Armored Avenger, players will be able to take part in an original Iron Man adventure. In it, series mainstay Tony Stark takes the fight against Ghost and Living Laser, who have teamed up in an attempt to take both him and Stark Industries down once and for all with old Stark Industries weaponry. Along the way, players will take part in high stakes, action-packed battles that eventually ramps up to a climactic showdown.

To make the most of Iron Man’s technologies, players can utilize two PlayStation Move motion controllers to fire up his Repulsor Jets and blast into the skies. An arsenal of iconic Iron Man gear is also at the player’s fingertips. Players will also be able to upgrade tech in Tony Stark’s garage to make changes to both his armor and his abilities.

Learn more with the launch trailer below:

Marvel’s Iron Man VR – Launch Trailer | PS VR

A Marvel’s Iron Man VR bundle will also be available at launch. Included is the game, a PlayStation VR headset, two PlayStation Move controllers, a PlayStation Camera, and a VR demo disc.

Source: YouTube
Marvel’s Iron Man VR Gets Launch Trailer

Ahead of its launch on July 3 for the PlayStation VR, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Camouflaj have released a launch trailer for Marvel’s Iron Man VR

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