BattleCrew Space Pirates!

Dontnod Studios best known for their highly successful game Life is Strange and other games like Vampyr, and Remember Me, announce a brand new project.  Diving into the world of the competitive online shooter comes; BattleCrew Space Pirates

With new unique characters and backstory, the game is set in an evolving universe and gameplay appears to be set as a side scrolling shooter from the game trailer below.

 Definitely a different way of presenting a competitive online shooter with old school gaming feel to it.  The game is slated to have 2 game modes: 

  • 2 game modes to start out: Gold Rush, where you and your team have to collect as much gold as possible to win, and the classic Team Death Match where you have to vaporize as many of the enemy pirates as you can to claim victory!

 

 Check out the teaser trailer below: 

Set to release on Steam's Early Access platform sometime in the near future, BattleCrew Space Pirates will be one of those games to check out once its available to play!
 
Minimum System Requirements are tentatively Set at:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 8 or 16 GB RAM MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection

Let us know what your first thoughts on BattleCrew are down in the comment section below! 

Paragon: New Hero - Greystone

 Epic Games has been going strong with their First Person MOBA game:  Paragon!  Updates, and new heroes with the help of customer feedback and suggestions, the game has been improving and getting better with each update.

This week a new hero was released named Graystone!  A fighter class who will excel in the front lines along with other team mates to share in the glory! With skills like "Assault the Gates" you will be able to close the gap between you and the enemy, and using the "Make Way" skill to deal an area effect damage to those around you.  Equipped with a passive resistance bonus, Graystone can take the hits and dish them out.  The ultimate Graystone ability is using his "Reforged" skill, which will turn him into stone, just before the enemy thinks he's beaten you, and you respawn with a portion of health and full Mana to take out those who did you wrong!  

Check out the Graystone Overview trailer below to see these awesome abilities in action!

Along with the introduction of Graystone, there have been some updates to the Card Packs and some noticeable changes to the UI and some fixes, which you can read about on the Paragon Blog.
 
Let us know what you think of Graystone and the new UI down in the comment section below!
 

Paragon: New Hero - Khaimera

The folks over at Epic Games in charge of Paragon are still going strong with updates, changes and best part, new heroes being added all the time!  Most recently is the new hero: Khaimera!  

Possessed by the spirit of a wild beast, Khaimera and his abilities are perfect for those wanting to isolate the enemy and take them out.  The most notable of these abilities is the Spirit Regeneration which is a Passive ability: Khaimera gains stacks of temporary Health Regen when he lands basic attacks on an enemy. These stacks last for 5 seconds.  Used with his Ultimate: Cull, creates an awesome 1v1 match with any enemy and ability to regenerate while eliminating the opposition.

Check out the Khaimera overview video down below for mow details and to check out exactly how Khaimera play on the battle field.  

Khaimera is a great addition to the list of Paragon heroes.  If you purchased a founders pack or currently playing, Khaimera is available to play now!  Also be sure to check out the latest updates to the game released yesterday June 28th.  Let us know your thoughts on the new hero and your current go to hero in Paragon, in the comment section below!
 

Battlefield 1 - EA Play Trailer

 

Battlefield 1 has definitely been the focus of many talks around the gaming community.  With the E3 hype still going strong two weeks later, this is definitely going to be a game to add to your wishlist!  Taking a step in the opposite direction, Battlefield 1 will set players in combat during World War I along side all the weapons, devices, tanks, planes and vehicles of that time era.  

A short list of the confirmed items in game are the following:  

The confirmed Melee weapons:

  • Spiked mace
  • Trench spade
  • Bolo knife: available in the Harlem Hellfighter pre-order pack in the Deluxe Edition
  • Jambiya dagger: available in the Lawrence of Arabia pack in the Deluxe Edition
  • Scimitar
  • Bayonet

The confirmed Firearms:

  • Trench shotgun: available in the Harlem Hellfighter pre-order pack
  • Colt M1911 semi-automatic pistol: available in the Harlem Hellfighter pre-order pack
  • Lee Enfield SMLE bolt-action rifle: a different skin is available in the Lawrence of Arabia pack
  • P08 Luger pistol: available in the Red Baron Deluxe Edition
  • Mauser C96 semi-automatic pistol
  • MG08 machine gun: mounted and load-out weapon will be available
  • Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr anti-tank rifle
  • Mauser Gewehr 98 bolt-action rifle with side-mounted scope
  • Springfield M1903 bolt-action rifle with side mounted scope
  • MP 18 SMG
  • Lewis Gun LMG
  • Lifebuoy M1 flamethrower

The confirmed Gadgets and Explosives:

  • Anti-tank grenade
  • Smoke grenade
  • Mustard gas grenade
  • Gas mask
  • Dynamite

A very short list of the massive stock pile of weapons that players will be able to use during their encounters in game.  Also, everyone has seen the awesome trailers released before the E3 conference.  Which you can revisit below.  But also released is the new BF1 Official Gameplay Trailer, with even more jaw dropping action.  

 
We all definitely which that the actual gameplay would be exactly like the trailers, and actually some of the Beta gameplay actually looks very promising.  There will be of course more videos released as we get closer to the open beta testing phase.  For now stay tuned and enjoy all the YouTube videos that those in the closed beta are putting out.  Set to release later this year on October 21st, you can already pre-order you copy of the game via Amazon, GameStop, and the EA Origin Site.  Although it seem that PC owners will only be able to get the standard version, again with PS4 and XboxOne owners having the option to order the Collectors Edition.  Hopefully this will get updated, as I know a few die hard BF fans will want to have this option available.  Let us know your thought on BF1 and if you are planning on picking it up via pre-order or when it launches, down in the comment section below! 
 

Mafia 3 - E3 Teaser Trailer

Its been six years since the launch of last Mafia game; Mafia II.  The past few teasers and announcement regarding a new Mafia game were made official and even some of the gameplay was released during E3 2016 a few weeks ago. 

If you haven't seen it pop up on the social media site, Mafia III is the newest addition to the Mafia franchise.  With an open world concept and set in 1968 New Bordeaux, which is a reimagined version of New Orleans, the game is sure to please the die hard Mafia fans!

Check out the Mafia III: E3 2016 official Trailer down below: 

Also announced were some really cool bonus items that you get if you pre-order the game.  Check out the details found in the Mafia III: Family Kick-Back Trailer:
 
Given the popularity of 2K Games impressive list of open world games and the Mafia game franchise, Mafia III is set to make a big impact on fans who have waited so long for the next part of the series.  The list of pre-order bonus items if also impressive via the Family Kick-Back.   Be sure to head on over to the Mafia III site for more details and be on the look out for the October 7th, 2016 release date.  Let us know your thought on the game and if you will be picking up a copy for yourself, down in the comment section below!
 

Conan Exiles - Game Trailer

FunCom are the folks who brought us game such as The Secret World, Anarchy Online, and Age of Conan; are back at it with a new offering to video gaming masses called. Conan Exiles

Described as an open-world survival game, Conan Exiles has some very big shoes to fill with fans of the Conan franchise spanning multiple generations and looking for a game that delivers the story and excitement of the movies we grew up with.

Check out the Pre-Alpha Game trailer that was released by FunCom: 

At first glance, the game has lots of similarities with another game called ARK: Survival Evolved.  The graphics leave in Conan Exiles do leave a lot to be desired and the survival game concept has been done before but never in the Conan universe.  
 
I remember playing Age of Conan when it first was released, purchasing the collectors edition only to stop playing after a couple months due to the lack of end game content.  The graphics and character movement/skills looked a lot better than the current alpha gameplay of Conan Exiles.  But again, this is still in its pre-alpha phase and the game's Early Access is not slated to be available until January 2017.  
 
Graphics and story would be my main request to improve or focus on.  What do you think of the pre-alpha footage and the game's concept.  Let us know down in the comment section below. 
 

Loot Crate - Halo Legendary Crate Edition

Well the folk over at Loot Crate are keeping busy, with their last addition of the Loot Crate DX which definitely did not disappoint with all the cool stuff they sent out in last month.  I was just browsing their site and I may have completely missed the email notification but it appears Master Chief made a visit to Loot Crate.  

The Halo Legendary Crate Edition appeared on their site as a new option that will be available soon.  Currently you can only sign up for the email notification of when it actually goes live and you can pre-order the first box!

It looks like it will contain exclusive Halo gear, with 5-7 collectible figures made just for this crate!  The Halo Legendary Crate will be priced at $34.99 and will be delivered every 2 months.  

If the Halo Legendary Crate is anything like the FIreFly Cargo Crate then expect some rare and exclusive goodies to be included.  This will be something that fans of the Halo universe will want to subscribe to! If you interested in this or any other offerings from Loot Crate then head over to their site and check it out!  With all the crates I'm getting wonder if they will ever do a multi-crate deal!