To gamers, video games are sacred things, and those that we love are even more scared. It’s not uncommon to find that those gamers also have titles that they have clocked in some insane amounts of game time in. Among my own personal collection, whether received as a game review or not for the team here at Blast Away the Game Review, I have my own personal title to love. I’ve clocked ludicrous amounts into the few games I love and will keep doing so as long as those games work on PC and consoles.
Since it’s announcement, Monster Hunter: World
has began to captivate fans of the series. These fans have been eager to know what the future of their franchise looks like. Since the game appears to be one of the most promising and innovative to date as an open world title, fans have began to become curious as to what the title holds for them when it releases on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2018.
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Consisting of former IO Interactive developers, Danish studio Ultra Ultra has been hard at work on their first title Echo
; an ambitious third-person science fiction-inspired action game, which is fueled with innovative puzzle mechanics, stealth action, and even a since of self preservation. The game takes place after protagonist En finds herself in the Palace. A building that is strange, unique, and run by sentient’s, which create doppelganger Echoes as a means of securities to protect itself.
Sword Art Online is undoubtedly one of the most beloved anime franchises out there. It shows with the massive support the games have been getting in recent years. Today, our friends at Bandai Namco Entertainment America have announced that the latest title in the franchise, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, will be making its way into the action RPG series. The game will be changing gameplay from previous titles by introducing third-person shooter action, which has never before been seen within the games.
Bandai Namco hasn’t wasted any time showing off one of their most anticipated titles, which will be releasing exclusively on PC and PlayStation 4 next year on January 19th. The newest trailer shows of that when one world ends, a gateway to another will open, and for Roland, this is the case as the president of Ichi no Kuni is transported to Ni no Kuni.
With Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’s release quickly approaching us, players have been bracing to see just how Capcom will merge the worlds of both Marvel and Capcom once more. Fans have been rallying in anticipation to know what modes they can expect, the changes made, and just how they’ll be fighting against Ultron Sigma as they seek to infect all biological life with their new weapon on September 19th.
For nearly a year, Quake Champions has been sitting in closed testing. This close testing included limited invites, limited player bases, and a onslaught of champions to enjoy for those who’ve been testing it, have been doing so quite eagerly. While the testing was announced back at QuakeCon 2014, the game has since gone on to ensure its longevity, but also that it would keep the competitive edge that the franchise has been known for.
Today, the studio announced that the game would be exiting Closed Beta on August 22nd, just two days before Bethesda and id Software’s event QuakeCon in Dallas, TX at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Resort. Tim Willit’s, Studio Director at id Software, announced that Quake Champion’s is heading into the Early Access “version of Quake Champions is, obviously, a work-in-progress, but represents a solid and robust version of the game, with four modes, 11 Champions, a variety of maps, and a thriving community of fans. Early Access will allow us to work closely with players to improve the game and add additional features before the official launch of Quake Champions in the coming months.”
If you are looking to frag your way to the top of the global leaderboards, id Software announced that
Players who want to jump in and frag their way to global dominance will be able to buy the Champions Pack, which will unlock all current and future Champions as well as other exclusive in-game bonuses for $29.99, 25% off the final retail price of $39.99.
To play Quake Champions during Early Access, players can buy the Champions Pack, which includes:
- All 11 current Champions, including Ranger, Visor, Scalebearer, Nyx, Anarki, Clutch, Sorlag, Galena, Slash, Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazkowicz, and the new DOOM Slayer
- All future Champions, including at least six additional Champions expected to release before the end of 2018, and any that follow
- An exclusive Early Access skin for Ranger, available only during the Early Access period for Champions Pack players
- Three Reliquaries (loot chests containing three in-game items for profile, Champion and weapon customization, including skins, shaders, nameplates and more)
Secret World Legends hasn’t been anything short of polarizing since its re-release as a free-to-play MMO with paid options. It’s a game that pits secret factions such as the Illuminati, Dragon’s, and the Templar’s against one another as they vie for control for the human world against supernatural as well as mythical creatures.
The show, like the game its based upon, will take players deep within the world we know as the human world, but also the realms the game takes players through. The realms where ancient myths, legends, and even modern conspiracy theories have come to life.
Are you a fan of keeping your backlog of Xbox 360 games? If so, you are in luck as Microsoft has announced that two more games have joined the list as of today. As part of the ever growing list to ensure that Xbox 360 fans can enjoy their classic games, Microsoft has announced that the fan favorite spin-off title from the Metal Gear Solid franchise has joined the list next to ScreamRide.
Were you one of the many that missed out on Overwatch’s Summer Games event last year? We were too, but our chance has come to experience the games unique mode called “Lúcioball”, which will be making its return here rather quickly. For those unfamiliar with Lúcioball, the mode features two teams of Lúcio players as they dart across the map trying to score as many points as possible, and it’ll be the centerpiece for this years Summer Games as well.