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Subdivision Infinity DX Review – Major Tom

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With Space Shooter-type games, you get one of two flavors.

 

On one hand, you have the super accurate sims. Elite: DangerousEverspaceStarpoint Gemini, blah blah blah. The kind of stuff that needs more than a CliffNotes pack, and a mind clear of any and all bullshit. On the other hand, the arcade types. Geometry WarsAlien Cruise, all the Bullet Hells in the world; Quick in ‘n’ out sessions that provide catharsis on a budget. With Subdivision Infinity DX however, there’s a bridge between the two.

 

This is the debut title from Russian developers Mistfly Games; One of the rare few who didn’t have to go through to Sometimes You or Ratalaika in order to get a publishing deal. They’ve teamed up with publisher Blowfish Studios to promote their space shooter, with Blowfish boasting a beefy bag of brilliance in terms of their publishing repertoire. The Deer God was a calming experience, along with Morphite, and JackQuest… Okay, scratch off that last one.

 

An in-engine screenshot of Subdivision Infinity DX, showcasing a red ship in an area of the galaxy covered in orange light.

 

You play as Rebel-1, a loner in a small tin can of a space ship, browsing what the galaxy has to offer when he’s roped into a massive fight with unknown assailants. Afterwards, he meets up with a lonely robot who tells him that the human inhabitants are all but present in this system. Wondering what the hell’s going on, your journey will take you down a path of assimilated ships, rogue corporate weaponry, and poor sentence structure.

 

You’re plopped into a random part of the galaxy where you’re told to roam around and will have to complete certain objectives. All of your objectives will be “shoot the thing that’s shooting at you”, but usually seasoned with sub-objectives like collecting resources or escorting friendly entities.

 

If this doesn’t sound like your sort of thing, or you’re simply tired of getting stomped on by more powerful enemies, then there is an exploration aspect. Here, you’re plopped into a random part of the galaxy, and you can mine asteroids with a mining tool, with enemies periodically spawning in to tickle your spaceship’s cheeks. The mining materials you’ll gain will be used to upgrade your cavalcade of ships, more money selling the useless crap you’ll grab in the middle of it all, and upgrades for your weapons.

 

An in-game screenshot of Subdivision Infinity DX

 

It’s a surprisingly massive game, despite linearity in the mission structure, which usually revolves around “shoot the thing over here, then shoot the thing over there”. The exploration levels take place in massive playgrounds, filled with all sorts of space wrecks, debris, and asteroid belts. If this game had some form of multiplayer, they would make for some interesting battlegrounds, but regardless, their massive nature filled with all sorts of goodies can appease more explore-heavy players.

 

It also looks stellar. Unreal Engine 4 was used for this, and by God, does it look nice at times. Sure, they’re just sky-boxes, but damn, do they set the mood wonderfully. Bright purple light-streams penetrating the ships windows, wreckage tinted in the same colors– It’s genuinely gorgeous to look at, and it’s surprising that such a graphically intense game houses such a generic formula.

 

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, the Ghost War mode is detailed in a video

With all the new games announced before and during the last E3 by Ubisoft, it was very likely that some of these titles would also be present during the Gamescom which is currently taking place.

While the title has just been crowned as Best PC Game at Gamescom Awards 2019, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint will also feature the Ghost War mode. Introduced in Ghost Recon: Wildlands a few months after its release, Ghost War is a PvP mode that pits two teams of 4 players against each other on a battlefield. Breakpoint’s Ghost War broadly resumes the features found in the previous title but it adds some improvements that connect it with the new features of the campaign.

Unlike in Ghost Recon: Wildlands, the Ghost War mode will be available in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint right from the start. Players can choose between four classes, Panther, Assault, Sniper and Medic, and six different cards. Two types of matches will be available to the players: Elimination, which consists of a 4v4 deathmatch with the novelty of the narrowing of the zone at the end of the game, like a Battle Royale. The second type of match, Sabotage, makes two teams clash while one tries to place a bomb that the second will try to defuse.

Other improvements that seem to concern these two modes have also been added, such as the cooldowns that have been removed, or a system for marking enemies. Ubisoft promises us a more tactical experience than ever, in which it will be necessary to be careful, but also team cooperation.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint – The Ghost War Mode

Regarding progression, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint will also benefit from a major change, which is not just about the Ghost War mode. It will now be shared, which means that players will keep their progress, their character, and most of their equipment between PvE and PvP. This will allow players to fully enjoy both modes without having to spend hours to have an equal level in both.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint will be released on October 4th on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. To get it at the best price, do not hesitate to visit our comparator.

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Gears POP! Gets Launch Trailer


A cartoony take on the Gears of War series, Gears POP! has gotten a new trailer to mark its launch on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices.

Described as a “mobile Gears experience with an official Funko Pop twist” by the development team, players will take control of characters like Kait and Marcus as they challenge players from around the world.

See it in action below:

Gears POP! Launch Trailer

Note that the game is free-to-play, but does contain in-app purchases.

Source: YouTube
Gears POP! Gets Launch Trailer

A cartoony take on the Gears of War series, Gears POP! has gotten a new trailer to mark its launch on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 devices

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Streets of Rage 4 Gets Seven Minutes of Gameplay Footage


Get a new look at the gameplay of DotEmu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush Games’ Streets of Rage 4, courtesy of IGN.

Recorded at Gamescom 2019, players will be able to see Axel and newcomer Cherry hit the streets. Old school sound effects return, along with veteran baddies Donovan and Y. Signal.

Check it out below:

7 Minutes of Streets of Rage 4 Gameplay – Gamescom 2019

Streets of Rage 4 will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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For Honor is free on PC for a limited time

Ubisoft seems to be quite adamant on its intention of making For Honor available to everyone. The third-person view medieval action game has recently been up for grabs completely free on Epic Games Store and now they have announced that the PC version will be also free on Uplay for a while. If you missed the opportunity to get it then or if you are just upset with Epic Games because you wanted to play a game on Steam and it has turned out to be exclusive in their store, you can now get to Ubisoft’s store and claim the standard edition of For Honor for free until August 27.

For Honor is an action game that takes place in a medieval fantasy setting where the warriors of several factions representing Vikings, Samurais, and Knights, which fight for the supremacy. Each faction has a few unique classes available to them with their own weapons, skills, and fighting styles. Players will take part in single-player missions through the campaign or join the multiplayer mode to fight against other players in melee combat in seven different game modes.

If you like For Honor you should know that there is plenty of extra available content for the game. You can buy the Marching Fire expansion, which includes the Wu Lin, a fourth faction that represents Chinese warriors, as well as many new hero classes, gameplay modes, and maps.

One of the latest additions to For Honor, for example, is the Jörmungandr Hulda a new Viking hero class that has been recently introduced in For Honor. Wielding a war hammer, this fierce warrior aims to crush all the weaklings before the Ragnarok comes so only the bravest of all will get to take part in the Final Battle.

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Battlefield 5 cancels its 5v5 mode

We have seen many times new modes added to video games that have been running for a while. It’s a common way of adding more content and keeping the players interested in the games. In some cases, it turns out that the new gameplay mode is even more popular than the base game itself like it happened with Fallout 76 and it’s Nuclear Winter mode. There are not many cases where a mode that was announced for a game ends canceled in the middle of its development. This is the case of Battlefield 5’s competitive 5v5 mode, which was supposed to be implemented in the future and now has been canceled.

When Chapter 4: Defying the Odds was launched for Battlefield 5, a new 5v5 competitive mode that would include dedicated arenas specially designed for it was to be added. Not many details were given about it, and we can understand it now since we are still waiting to see this new gameplay mode.

Battlefield 5’s senior producer Ryan McArthur has confirmed that we are not going to see it happening. He has said in a statement that the development team will be focusing on bug fixing, improving the quality of the game, and create more content for Battlefield 5 instead of adding the new multiplayer mode.

He has also revealed that the 4.6 update for Battlefield 5 will bring the Operation Underground map on Conquest, Team Deathmatch, Breakthrough, and Squad Conquest in September. Later on, they will be focusing on the Pacific theatre with the addition of new weapons, vehicles, factions, and visuals to support the upcoming maps.

The choice of delivering a better game instead of adding extra gameplay modes that may or may not fit the theme of Battlefield 5 doesn’t seem to be a bad thing. Giving the players more gameplay options is always good.

It’s true that Firestorm mode has been a great addition to Battlefield 5, for example, but since the resources are always limited, it comes to a point where there has to be a limit on the number of areas you want to cover in your game too, or you may spread your content too thin and end diluting its essence.

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Run Roll Rumble Review

A newcomer in the platform fighter space, Benua Softworks and Matthew Marcellino try their hand at the genre with their new title Run Roll Rumble. With supernatural elements and support for up to four players, can this brawler stand toe-to-toe with the heavyweights of the genre?

Run Roll Rumble Review

Those who have thrown down in Super Smash Bros., PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, or even Icons: Combat Arena will know the drill in Run Roll Rumble. After choosing their character of choice and arena, players must then dispose of their opponent while double jumping, rolling, and using items. It’s all bog standard for the genre, and though there is a health meter as opposed to a percentage-based mechanic, it is familiar nonetheless.

However, the execution of each of these elements is extremely lacking. Players are only given one button to attack, and there is no variation between moves. Those weaned on the meteor smashes and juggling of other titles will be thrown for a loop with the lack of variety here. This lack of mapping of directions to attacks is a sore oversight, and using the same combo in all instances gets stale very quickly.

In addition, the “special” attacks of Run Roll Rumble lack any sort of balance. One might feel like the mere inclusion of power-ups alone DQs it from high level play, but what is here is mandatory and broken. Players can get themselves fire, lightning, and ice attacks, which can then be released with a flick of the d-pad. These moves are grossly overpowered – the fireball launches opponents high in the sky with little warning, while the ice attack freezes players for seconds at a time. As the most unique element this game has going for it, it is a disappointment to see the execution found here.

Other than these attacks, there are also weapons like guitars and the environment to watch out for. Certain stages have floods and fiery threats that can easily take out a player if they’re not paying attention. There is a serious faux pas with the After Life stage (pictured above) – by making everything white, players are unable to see when stages end. Bottomless pits prove little threat, just taking a bit of life, but not seeing where they begin is a cardinal sin.

Programming in this title could use some work as well. There were times where we got stuck in the middle of platforms, unable to do anything to get out. In addition, there were times where our fights against the AI had them continuously walk into a wall. There are no difficulty settings or modifiers to smarten these foes up – other than choosing how many opponents you want to face and your character, everybody will have the same experience.

Outside of the main Couch Party Mode, there is also a Practice Mode (with no variables to adjust), Quick Match Online (which is in beta), and Custom Online (which is also in beta). We were unable to find anybody to play online, so we unfortunately cannot say if the netcode is up to snuff as of this review.

Despite looking the part, Run Roll Rumble commits a number of cardinal sins that DQ it from …

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Vulcar Classic Car Coming to GTA Online

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Rockstar Games announced today that the new Vulcar Nebula Turbo Sports Classic has made its way to GTA Online.

Starting this week, players can swing by Southern San Andreas Super Autos and grab themselves the Vulcar Nebula Turbo.

The recently released Rancho Rivalry, Scenic Route, and Grapeseed Circuit (which are part of the Race Series) will pay out Double Rewards from now through August 28.

Those looking for some new threads can grab themselves the Street Crimes Box Art Tee and Invade and Persuade Invader Tee for free this week.

The thirsty among us can get themselves free drinks at The Diamond’s Casino Bar, and at your personal Penthouse Bar and Party Area, all this week. Players can also get themselves a sizeable 30% discount on the Bar and Party Area, along with 50% off Members Party.

All those that pay a visit to The Diamond Casino & Resort can get themselves a free daily spin of the Lucky Wheel. The chance to score GTA$, special clothing items and the Benefactor Schlagen GT awaits.

Both the Blue Flying Bravo Fitted Suit Jacket and The Temptation of Aglaia can be yours at the Casino Store this week.

If you’re looking to save a bit, players can take advantage of the following discounts this week:

Finally, Twitch Prime members who linked their Twitch and Rockstar Social Club accounts can get themselves a staggering 75% off the Pfister Neon and the Pegassi Reaper, as well as an additional 10% off all previously listed sale items.

Source: Press Release
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NBA 2K20, the demo is available

Just two weeks before the official release of NBA 2K20, a bit more of the game is to be revealed to the players. Indeed, although this news is not a surprise since we learned last month about it, the NBA 2K20 demo is now available on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Added to this, we have also seen the recent publication of two videos. The first is called “When the Lights are Brightest” and it presents the career mode. We discover the first glimpse of the story, and the least we can say is that the cast is amazing. It includes Idris Elba, Rosario Dawson, and the famous LeBron James. With a significant cinematic dimension, we will have the opportunity to follow our player in all aspects of his career, in the field and the locker room, but also regarding the management of sponsors and the press.

The second video that accompanies the launch of the demo also shows us the career mode but it focuses on detailing the new MyPlayer tool. NBA 2K20 will allow us to customize our player like never before, with very precise characteristics and statistics, including the ability to choose your takeover. The combinations are so vast that we can create up to 100 different archetypes, as well as 50 new badges. The progression should also be faster than in NBA 2K19. And to create a player who will truly be your image, the mobile application MyNBA2K20 available on the App Store and Google Play allows you to scan your face and integrate it to your player, only on PS4 and Xbox One.

Regarding the content of the demo, do not expect to start your career. You will have to wait until the official release of the game. However, you can test MyPlayer and discover the customization options available to you . Once you have created your avatar, you can put his skills to the test during a match.

For those who do not have the chance to play the demo, the wait will not be very long because NBA 2K20 will be released on September 6.

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Aliens arrive at Two Point Hospital in a new DLC

The spiritual successor of Theme Hospital seems to be doing quite well. Two Point Hospital already lets you try and cure the most hilarious and crazy illnesses all over the world but it seems that the medical treatment simulator has become so famous that its popularity has reached the outer space. Medical tourism is something that already happens in the real world, so why wouldn’t it be happening in Two Point Hospital?

Developer Two Point Studios has announced that the Close Encounters DLC will be adding three new hospitals for you to manage in Two Point County. Goldpan, Camoflage Falls, and Chasm 24 will be three new locations where you will be able to put your management skills to test. Building and managing a hospital on each of those locations implies that you will have to face new administrative challenges, and even if curing the citizens will still be your priority you will also need to make the hospital a thriving business.

Thirty-four brand new illnesses are afflicting the population in the new areas, and you will have to come up with new machines and methods to treat them. Maybe they have something to do with a huge ball of fire that was seen in the sky not to long ago? There are rumors of very strange-looking people that are visiting the area lately, and they may visit your hospital for treatment too. It doesn’t matter where your patients are coming from, you will have to try your best to cure them and make them pay for it.

Two Point Hospital – Close Encounters

The Close Encounters DLC for Two Point Hospital is launching on August 29 for PC. Unlike the two previous Two Point Hospital expansions, Bigfoot and Pebberly Island, the contents of Close Encounters won’t be included in the console version of the game when it launches later this year. Feel free to visit our comparator to find the best prices for the game anytime.

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