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Monstrum 2 arises from the watery depths : Steam Early Access on January 28th




BAFTA-nominated and Dundee-based developer Junkfish is excited to announce that Monstrum 2, the asymmetric survival-horror game, will enter Steam Early Access on January 28th 2021.

The multiplayer sequel to the cult-favourite original, Monstrum 2 features new monsters, new puzzles, and new procedurally-generated environments, as up to four prisoners attempt to escape Sparrow Lock, a sea-stranded research facility, from one of its monstrous experiments.

Will you escape Sparrow Lock?

As a prisoner, explore Sparrow Lock to clear obstacles, unlock new areas, and find useful items which can help you outwit the monster. But remember: stay hidden and out of sight. If spotted, you’ll enter an intense game of cat-and-mouse, vaulting and sliding your way to safety if you hope to survive the chase. 

Combining first-person stealth gameplay with a puzzle-first focus on survival horror, players will need to strategise a means of escape together, rather than confronting the monster head-on. With scalable difficulty adjusting to the number of players and procedurally generated layouts, traps, rooms, and puzzles, no playthrough will be the same!

Or relish the thrill of the hunt?

Master three distinct monsters when Monstrum 2 launches on Steam Early Access, each with their own unique abilities and playstyle. Smash through walls, climb on ceilings, leap across distances, or teleport to your prey. Each monster leverages the environment in unique ways to ambush unsuspecting players.

Revealed in the brand-new trailer today, players will be able to terrify their competition with the Malacosm; a molluscan, Lovecraftian nightmare. Place locator traps to damage prisoners and teleport across the map, phase through walls, and take a glimpse through your prey's eyes with the clairvoyance skill for a hint to where they’re hiding. 

Open Beta Weekend

In anticipation of launch, Monstrum 2 will also receive an Open Beta weekend on January 23-24. Join on Steam to be among the first to scavenge the depths of Sparrow Lock and all the horror contained within...



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Ubisoft Announces Collaboration with Lucasfilm Games on a New Star Wars Game


Big news today out of the Ubisoft camp with news coming through they are working on a new Star Wars game with The Division creator Massive Entertainment.
Check out the details below and hang around for some more news as it becomes available. 

Pat

Ubisoft today announced it is collaborating with Lucasfilm Games on a new story-driven open-world video game set in the beloved Star Wars galaxy. 
Headed by Massive Entertainment, Ubisoft’s critically-acclaimed AAA studio based in Malmö, Sweden, the project gathers some of the most experienced, innovative talent in the video games industry and will make the most of Massive’s cutting-edge technologies, including the Snowdrop engine, to deliver a groundbreaking Star Wars adventure. 

“The vast Star Wars lore is an incredible source of inspiration for our teams,” said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO of Ubisoft. “This is the beginning of a long-term collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm Games, and we are pleased to be working hand-in-hand to build upon the incredible legacy of Lucasfilm to create a game that we know Star Wars fans will love.”

“Ubisoft have a unique talent for crafting immersive worlds so we’re thrilled to work with them on this project”, said Douglas Reilly, VP, Lucasfilm Games. “We are inspired by the passion and talent of the team at Massive, and together we share a vision for the type of original stories we want to tell with our players in this expansive galaxy. They have the creativity, experience, and community understanding to bring awe-inspiring authenticity, depth and innovation to this new Star Wars game.”

“In the Star Wars galaxy and beyond, we work with the best teams in the industry to create world-class games that push the boundaries of the medium,” said Sean Shoptaw, SVP, Disney Games and Interactive Experiences. “Lucasfilm Games and Massive Entertainment together can create something truly unique for our fans across the globe.”

As Creative Director for the game, Massive’s Julian Gerighty says, “This is a lore that we love, and we want to do it justice with a game and story that bring both lifelong and new fans on an immersive and outstanding journey that will stay with them for years.” 

Massive is actively recruiting for the best and brightest talents to join this career defining project. Candidates interested in joining the team can apply to open positions at https://www.massive.se/career/. 

More information about the game and the release date will be shared at a later stage.

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GODS WILL FALL PRE-ORDERS GO LIVE


Alright hear me out. 
I don't have a lot of time but you gotta stay with me here. 
Gods will Fall from Deep Silver is going to be a sleeper hit this year. 
It looks gorgeous, something about this art style screams to me, and be sure to watch the trailer that I have linked in below for it's very own Leeroy moment. If you get that, we can still be mates...

Enjoy the full release deets from Koch and let us know if you'll put that pre-order in!. 

Pat


Deep Silver is pleased to announce pre-orders are live for Gods Will Fall, with exclusive Hunter’s Head Gear to be bestowed upon those who pre-order the game ahead of its launch on 29th January.

The Hunter’s Head Gear is assigned at random in each new game playthrough. The thrill of the hunt runs through the blood of the clan and it is ritual for the trophies seized to be worn proudly and displayed for all to take notice. The hides of five exclusive beasts; a wolf, bear, boar, fox and badger are fit to be worn by any warrior and shall act as an emblazoned warning to the gods that the hunt is indeed on. 

In addition to the standard edition of Gods Will Fall, gamers can also pre-order the Valiant Edition, to receive the Hunter’s Head gear and Valley of the Dormant Gods DLC.

 

  • Three New Gods – Enter and battle your way through three new infernal god realms. Each of these uncharted hellscapes, inhabited by abominable swarms of minions, will be a gruelling test to your mettle.
  • New Weapon Classes – Play as two new barbarous warrior types, each with their own unique death-dealing style of combat.
  • New Items – A windfall of new gear and provisions to aid your clan in battle and turn the tides of war.
  • New Skills – New methods of melee to further expand your warriors’ combat system and ensure the apt champion is chosen for the battle that lies ahead.
  • Overworld Extras – As you traverse the tranquil overworld, keep your eyes peeled and unearth the hidden secrets now spread across the serene landscape.
  • Warriors Garb – Suit up your clan in the finest battle-ready attire and headgear for extra swagger as they enter the fray.

Developed by Manchester-based Clever Beans, Gods Will Fall is a high-stakes, dark fantasy action game about the few remaining Celtic warriors of a destroyed army, on their way to overthrow the diabolical Gods. It will launch on 29th January on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo Switch™, and PC.

Story

You Are The Last Hope For Humanity

The gods’ torturous rule over humanity has lasted for millennia. Bent on cruelty and suffering, they demand to be served with blind worship through an oath of fealty pledged from every man, woman and child. To those who don't submit to the gods’ will; a slow and merciless death awaits.

Experience the brutal trials of a venturous band of warriors in their desperate plight to sever the gods’ callous grip on humanity. Every man and woman who can muster a blade, having suffered the brutality of the gods’ reign for too long, will be called upon to form your clan of eight Celtic survivors and rise up to take on the legions of horrific beasts and minions that dwell in each of the gods’ hellish realms.  

A personal tale emerges with every decision made. Succeed and see legends born. Fail, and watch lives turn to dust.

Features

Iconic Gods & Realms

Unravel the dark secrets of each ancient God as you venture into their elaborate and perilous lairs. Crawling with minions who will stop at nothing to defend their deities, each location will be deadlier than the last.

Celtic Warrior Clan

With eight different warriors of every size, each equipped with their own exclusive weapon type, choose your next hero wisely. Success is hard earned and brings unique skills, weapons and items but failure will see the challenger imprisoned and screaming for salvation. 

Navigate a World of Duality

Savour the calming sights as you explore the stunning and lush terrain of the Overworld. But beyond each ancient doorway, lies a god's realm. Brimming with foul creatures, stalking a world built from human suffering. Each path you tread and each door you open will be different from the last, ensuring a brand new tale unfolds every time.

A Lesson in Brutality

With a pick up and play combat style that is easy to learn but hard to master, a massive challenge awaits all who venture within. Strengthen your warrior by entering the fray and embracing the berserker within. Defeat is always moments away as the gods await their challenger.

Gods Will Fall launches on 29th January on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

For more information about Gods Will Fall, please visit one of the following official sites:

 

Website: GodsWillFall.com                                                          Twitter: Twitter.com/Gods_Will_Fall

Facebook: Facebook.com/GodsWillFallGame                      Instagram: Instagram.com/GodsWillFallGame 


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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Injustice 2, PES 2021 Season Update, Torchlight III, and More


Our first official update of the year is here! 
GamePass is adding some neat titles to the collective for all to try out. 
Check out the below for the full line up and plenty of info direct from Megan Spur at Xbox. 


Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Injustice 2, PES 2021 Season Update, Torchlight III, and More

by Megan Spurr, Community Lead, Xbox Game Pass

Happy new year everyone! I hope you had an amazing holiday! We are back to bring you more games to discover. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass Ultimate yet, you still have some time to grab your first three months for $1 until January 25. The new year is here and we’ve got some games to announce, so let’s get to it!

Coming Soon

eFootball PES 2021 Season Update (Console) – January 7

Take the pitch with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, the legendary Diego Maradona, and more in one of the most celebrated sports video game series, eFootball PES. Play with friends in online co-op, head-to-head matches, and take part in real-life soccer events with Matchday Mode. Now in its 25th year, there has never been a better time to experience the fun and fluid gameplay of PES and discover why it is considered a cornerstone for soccer video games.

Injustice 2 (Console, and PC) – January 7

Injustice 2 is the super-powered sequel to the hit fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us that allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Injustice 2 continues the cinematic storyline as Batman and his allies work towards putting the pieces of society back together but struggle against those who would restore Superman’s Regime.

The Little Acre (Console) ID@Xbox – January 7

The Little Acre takes place in 1950s Ireland and follows the story of Aidan and his daughter Lily. After discovering clues to the whereabouts of his missing father, Aidan inadvertently finds himself transported to a strange new world. Featuring full voice acting and hand-drawn animation, The Little Acre is a memorable, lovingly crafted adventure game.

Neoverse (PC) ID@Xbox – January 14

Neoverse is a beautiful, fantastic game consisting of adventures with thrilling challenges. It is a strategic, action, rogue-lite, deck building game that will test the player’s skill. Start an adventure with unique heroes to save the world along various timelines.

Torchlight III (Console) ID@Xbox – January 14

In Torchlight III, Novastraia is again under threat of invasion and it’s up to you to defend against the Netherim and its allies. Gather your wits and brave the frontier to find fame, glory, and a new adventure!

What Remains of Edith Finch (PC) ID@Xbox – January 14

What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a family in Washington state. Follow Edith as she explores her family history through these stories and tries to figure out why she’s the last one in her family left alive.

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG (PC) ID@Xbox – January 14

This surreal JRPG-styled game set in 1999 has college graduate Alex witnessing a woman vanish from an elevator. He soon rounds up a band of misfits from the Internet to investigate her disappearance, employing vinyl LPs, cameras, and other oddities in battles that blend twitch-based minigames with turn-based combat, as they brave booby-trapped factories and puzzle-ridden caves in search of the truth.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks

Claim your Perks by going to the Perks gallery on your Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One consoles, Xbox App on Windows 10 PC, or the Xbox Game Pass mobile app on iOS and Android!

Spellbreak – Chapter 1 Pass (Claim by April 8)
Enhance your Chapter progression with reputation bonuses, rewards, gold, more quests, and exclusive cosmetics with this Chapter 1: The Spellstorm Pass!  
World of Warships: Legends – Holiday Cruisers (Claim by April 1)
Get two versatile light cruisers in World of Warships: Legends just in time for the holidays in the new Xbox Game Pass Holiday Cruisers bundle.
World of Tanks – Legend of War Pack (Claim by March 31)
Help aide your fight to become the undisputed hero of war and download the Legend of War Pack This bundle features three Premium tanks from different nations, a full week of premium time, and loads of gold to use on consumables, ammo, and more.
Xbox Game Pass Quests
Continuing into the new year, we are doubling the points you can earn from Ultimate Quests for EA Play and Xbox Series X|S Optimized titles through January. Don’t worry, you can still earn the double points playing on an Xbox One console too!
Try this weekly Ultimate Quest now for double points:
Dead by Daylight – 100 points: Be a Medical Expert 3 times 

Leaving Soon

The following games will be exiting the Game Pass library soon, so don’t wait to jump in before they go! If you plan to keep playing, remember you can buy these games and use your Xbox Game Pass membership discount to save up to 20%.

 Leaving January 15
FTL: Faster Than Light (PC)
My Friend Pedro (Console and PC)
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (Console)
Tekken 7 (Console)

I can’t believe we haven’t done an Xbox Game Pass announcement since last year (sorry I could not resist this joke). You know the drill, follow our Twitter and Instagram for a heads up when games are available in the library. See you next time!



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2021 Time to Start Fresh


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! 


Yeah I am a bit late but I've been enjoying time with family and friends and after a exceedingly difficult 2020 I needed it. 
2020 was a hard year for everyone so let's leave all the crap and controversy there and start off fresh and on the right foot. 

First off. The Aussie Gamers Experience Podcast is returning!! Though at the moment it will be some time mid February. Myself and Greg have young ones starting early in their school lives and Lucas' not so little one is off to high school so some time around the start of the school year is the focus for now. 

Greg, Lucas and myself will be back at the helm though I am working through some ideas for changes at the moment and going over some things with the boys later this month. 
The website is still here as you can see but I am also working on some new things to spice up how we release the news we get and the frequency, more on that later as I have a lot to learn before I can get what I want to do done efficiently. 

Our YouTube channel is there doing it's thing and I want to push that a bit more this year so be ready to see more content flowing through but of course, your input is always invaluable. 
Be sure if you haven't already to get over there and hit that sub button! 

So yeah, that is it! 2021 has kicked off, I have a new console to play with, new games to try. This year is more about fun and some new styles of content to fit in with our ever changing lives. 

Pat (Snoogs)
 

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New Features Available on the Xbox Family Settings App to Help Manage Children’s Gaming


Gaming has long been a significant source of joy, inspiration, and social connection for players around the world, and social distancing has made this truer now than ever before. With the holiday break on the horizon, many parents and caregivers may be looking for ways to help balance screen time and family time. We know achieving this balance is important to families. That is why earlier this fall, we launched the Xbox Family Settings app for free on iOS and Android. Today, we are taking the next step on our journey to support families by introducing two new app features for child accounts on Xbox Live.

Pause Screen Time

The ability to pause screen time has been our number-one requested feature from parents and caregivers. Today, we are happy to add the Pause Screen Time feature to the app, which empowers parents to temporarily pause screen time for their children’s accounts – even if they have more screen time available for the day.
Whether the feature is used to reinforce asks to set the table for dinner or to make sure homework is completed, this feature will block children from their account until parents decide it’s time to play again, or until the block expires at the end of the day. Children will see the standard “Your screen time is up” notification on their screen when parents press pause, and once parents decide play can resume, the preestablished rules for game time will take effect.

Pause your children’s game time by temporarily blocking their screen time. When paused, your child will see the “your screen time is up” message until you decide they can play again.

Ask to Buy

As we head into the holidays, it makes sense that children might want to purchase new games to play.  We saw that our Ask to Buy feature – which is currently available via family settings on Xbox via console and PC – helps parents manage their children’s spending. So, we brought the feature to the Xbox Family Settings App so parents can manage from their phone.

When “Ask to buy” is activated for your children, you can get a notification in the app.

If the setting is on, when children choose a game they would like to purchase, a request will be sent to the parent’s phone. This notification will include a link to where they can learn more about the game before approving or declining the purchase. The app will also list approved purchases so parents can keep track of recent purchases.
We hope that this feature helps take one more thing off the plates of busy parents everywhere.

These two features join the existing app’s functionality, which helps to tailor each child’s access to Xbox:

  • Screen time limits – set limits for each day of the week; for example, you can allow for more game time on the weekends or reduce it during the school week. And a new feature available today allows parents to proactively grant additional screen time – a great option if they did well on a test or completed their homework!
  • Content filters – set filters based on the age of each child; for example, an 8-year-old can only access games that are rated E and will be blocked from accessing titles that are intended for more mature players.
  • Play and communication settings – choose the option to block all access to play and communication with other players, limit access to “friends only” or grant permission for older children to play and chat with “everyone.”
  • Friends list – new with the app is the ability to approve or decline friend requests your child has made to add friends; parents can also view their friends list.
  • Activity reports – view daily and weekly activity reports for each child to understand how they are spending their time on Xbox.

Gaming is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family and have fun throughout the year, but it should also be part of a balanced lifestyle. We hope the Xbox Family Settings app will empower parents to have conversations about the right amount of gaming and appropriate content with their children. We’ll continue to update the Xbox Family Settings app to ensure that it meets the needs of today’s families and help everyone to enjoy fun and age-appropriate gaming.

Download the Xbox Family Settings app today for free for iOS and Android to jump in and easily manage your family’s gaming on-the-go.

For more information about the Xbox Family Settings app, visit Xbox.com/family-app.

Microsoft is committed to empowering families to set boundaries and encourage responsible technology use by offering choices on the tools that are right for each family’s unique needs – learn more here


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VR Zombie Shooter Arizona Sunshine Gets New Horde Mode Map: Trailer Park


Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive have announced they are adding a brand new horde mode map to the platinum selling VR zombie shooter Arizona Sunshine. This free content update is set in the grungy Trailer Park, one of the more advanced campaign environments of Arizona Sunshine and will arrive on Oculus Quest on December 15, 2020, with a release on major PC VR headsets and PlayStation VR to follow in early 2021.

The free Trailer Park map is an entirely new content update for the evergreen zombie shooter Arizona Sunshine, one of virtual reality’s first full-feature games. Earning over $1.4 million dollars worldwide in its first month of release, Arizona Sunshine has since brought a slew of content updates and story expansions to fans across all major VR platforms - most recently an overall graphical enhancement for the Quest 2 - and continues to top the charts today as a VR favourite. 

The Trailer Park horde mode map will transport up to four players to a closed off-area set in a grungy lot full of scruffy old trailers. Gather your fellow survivors and watch each other’s back as you scavenge the rundown trailers for precious loot and explore the alleyways and narrow side streets in a map with many places to hide… or get ambushed. Stand your ground against wave after wave of undead Freddies for as long as you can.

This December, Vertigo Games is celebrating Arizona Sunshine’s 4th anniversary with a global contest. For a chance to win an Oculus Quest 2 headset and a whole horde of Arizona Sunshine goodies, visit http://arizona-sunshine.com/horde-mode-challenge-2020/.

If you don’t have this must have VR title yet, you can get Arizona Sunshine on all major VR platforms for $59.95 SRP. For more news about Arizona Sunshine, find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to the newsletter at arizona-sunshine.com.


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For Honor® Year 4 Season 4 Mayhem


A title I really wanted to get into but got completely owned by those that played religiously whenever I tried, so I stopped trying. 
Below is the release info for the next season of For Honor, Year 4 Season 4 which brings a heap of new content but also 60FPS gameplay on next gen consoles. 

Check it out and let me know if your still searching... 
Pat (Snoogs)

Ubisoft announced that For Honor® Year 4 Season 4 Mayhem is now available for all players on PlayStation®4, Xbox One consoles, Windows PC and Ubisoft’s subscription service, Ubisoft+.* In addition, 60 FPS gameplay is now available for current-gen For Honor owners on PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X | S for free through next-gen backward compatibility.

In a pivotal moment in Heathmoor’s history, rebels from all factions needed guidance to become a full-blown army, and the mercenary Gryphon answered their call to form the Chimera Alliance. Beginning today, the Knight Errant Gryphon invites players to join the resistance to defy the Order of Horkos and stop the Corruption in Year 4 Season 4 Mayhem.

Players can now unlock Gryphon as a playable Hero. Previously known as Holden Cross, Gryphon was a great warrior in the Order of the Lawbringers who fought side-by-side with Apollyon. After her death, he was rejected by his fellow Lawbringers, prompting him to join a mercenary guild and journey across the world, making friendships in all factions and learning new fighting techniques with a Bardiche, a sturdy polearm. Starting today, players can purchase Gryphon from first-party stores as part of a package that includes the new Hero, one exclusive Ornament, one Elite Outfit, three crates, and seven days of Champion Status. All players will be able unlock the Gryphon Hero for 15,000 Steel in-game beginning December 24.


Starting today, players can also purchase the Year 4 Season 4 Battle Pass to gain access to 100 tiers of premium rewards including weapons, outfits, mood effect, and more. Players who want a head start unlocking this content can purchase the Year 4 Season 4 Battle Bundle, which instantly unlocks the first 25 tiers. 
From today until December 17, For Honor’s Testing Grounds are once again opening for a new testing phase. All players will be able to try new gameplay improvements for Warden, Peacekeeper, Shugoki, and Nobushi.
In addition, Year 4 Season 4 Mayhem will also conclude the For Honor Dominion Series, the currently on-going competitive program Ubisoft announced in the beginning of Year 4. Players will have one more chance to compete in the Last Chance Qualifier Pools and Playoffs on Dec 19 and Jan 9 respectively to earn their spot in the Grand Finals, which will happen on Jan 23. 

More information can be found on battlefy.com/dominionseries.
For more information about the new season, please visit forhonorgame.com/mayhem.
For more information about For Honor’s next generation updates, please visit https://forhonor.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/news-community/152-363368-16/for-honor-next-gen-plan.
For more information about For Honor, please visit forhonorgame.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/forhonorgame and on Twitter at twitter.com/forhonorgame.
For the latest about For Honor and other Ubisoft games, please visit news.ubisoft.com.


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BUCKLE UP AND GET READY TO FACE THE ENDLESS DUNGEON



That’s right folks, the Endless Universe is back in action, and this time we mean business!


Check out the latest release info for Endless Dungeon, A Rogue Lite dungeon crawler along with the release video to get you a little excited. 

Here at Amplitude Studios, we believe that engaging in repeated suicide missions through abandoned space stations builds character. That’s why our newest title is Endless Dungeon, revealed at The Game Awards. It’s a rogue-lite tactical action game, set in our award-winning (and often lethal) Endless Universe.


Shipwrecked on a mysterious space station, you’ll need to recruit a team of heroes and protect your crystal against never-ending waves of monsters. Or die trying, get reloaded, and try again!
ABOUT THE GAME 
Fans of our previous game Dungeon of the Endless might want to know: Shipwrecked, again? Is this a sequel? Well, the answer is both yes and no. You’ll just have to wait to get your hands on it to find out. In the meantime, here’s what you can expect:

  •    A brand-spankin' new story in the Endless Universe: A space station that went to the dogs a long time ago. Some folks have been marooned here for decades—it’s up to you to figure out what’s happening, how (and if) you might get out…
  • Opening new doors for the rogue-lite genre: Behind every door is something that’s nasty, new, and different. But if you’ve got the right turrets, the right iron for the right target, well you might just live… to open the next door.
  • Recruit your suicide squad: Round up your posse from a roster of peculiar characters and see if you can get to the core of the station in one contiguous piece. Control the whole squad by your lonesome or test your survival skills with friends in multiplayer! 
  • Crystals are forever: You're gonna mostly be concerned about the health of a rock. Which you’ll be carting with you along the way. Get ready to defend the crystal at all costs!
 
A GAME OF MANY PLATFORMS

We don’t discriminate; we believe everyone should get an equal chance to die in the Endless Dungeon! Which is why we’re happy to announce that Endless Dungeon will be coming to consoles.
Good luck: we’ll meet you back at the saloon.  


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Cyberpunk 2077 is finally here


Do not adjust your screens this is the real deal. 
With delay after delay and about six years of hype now a distant memory CD Projekt Red's next massive adventure Cyberpunk 2077 has hit the release button and is in our hot little hands. 
One of the most hyped titles of recent memory Cyberpunk 2077 is promising gamers amazing and immersive story telling, next gen visuals, an open world the scale we have not seen and customisation like never before. 

But before we get into that check out the release trailer below and be sure to follow us over on Twitch @ AussieGamersTV for Lucas and @ Snoogavision for Pat to join us. 
I'll be tackling the Corp adventure first. What will you be doing?

Pat.  


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The JBL Quantum Cup - A Global Gaming Tournament


Are you an elite gamer worthy of competing in a global gaming tournament that people from around the whole world will be watching? Nah, me neither, but JBL has partnered with ESL (Electronic Sports League...I Googled it for you and you're welcome) to bring this experience to us all.

So this all kicks off in Australia and New Zealand on the 12th of December 2020 and you lucky gamers and game fans will be able to watch a bunch of elite electronic legends go head to head in some epic shooters and Battle Royale staples such as Fortnite, Valorant and PUBG.

The main difference with the tournament is that you will be able to join in for the qualifying rounds of Fortnite for the chance to advance to the finals of the JBL Quantum Cup which means that if you're good enough (which I already know I am not) you could be playing against the pros. 

Fear not, because being an absolute weapon on the digital battlegrounds is not the only way you can get yourself some awesome loot an prizes. There will be multiple prizes up for grabs for those that simply get involved and watch the worlds best as they are streamed all the way into your home.

So, whether you are a gun player, or just a keen watcher, the three day JBL Quantum Cup event will bring something amazing to all those that choose to get involved. Who knows, you could be the next world champion and you just don't know it yet.

Check out my Copy and Paste job below for all the fine details that you just might need to know to get in on this epic event.

Lucas

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WATCH: 

Spanning North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania – the JBL Quantum Cup will create a unique global gaming event, featuring a stacked roster of streamers and shoutcasters. As the official global gaming headset partner of premium lifestyle brand and gaming organisation 100 Thieves, viewers can catch 100 Thieves’ Valorant and Fortnite teams competing using their favorite JBL Quantum headsets for a shot at the $200,000 prize pool and the honor of being crowned a JBL Quantum Cup Champion. There will also be in-stream appearances by regional JBL Quantum Ambassadors Ali “SypherPK” Hassan and Jay “Sinatraa” Won. 

“Knowing how important sound is for competitive gaming, our teams are extremely excited to partner with JBL and participate in the first-ever JBL Quantum Cup to show the top names in esports how much of an edge the JBL Quantum headsets give us in competition,” said Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, 100 Thieves Founder and CEO. “We’re looking forward to playing alongside our fans during the stream and showing the strength of our Valorant team – led by Hiko – as well as our successful Fortnite teams.” 

For consumers looking for even more action, the JBL Quantum Cup will stream on the following platforms: 

- For the Regional Qualifiers and Finals: 
  • Live commentary from shoutcasters Mitch “Mitchman” McBride, John “Jorosar” Sargent, Dan “Gaskin” Gaskin and Mark “Onset” Hatcher will be available on JBL’s Twitch channel.

- For the Finals: 
  • ESL’s online and social platforms will simulcast across Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter from December 12 from 4AM – 11PM AEDT, December 12 from 8AM – 11PM and December 14 from 8AM – 2PM. 

 

PLAY: 

For the ultimate competitors looking to show their skills on the global gaming stage, the JBL Quantum Cup invites 400 consumers across the globe to participate in the global Fortnite tournament, with regional qualifiers kicking off on December 5 from 6PM – 10PM AEDT and on December 6 from 6PM – 9PM AEDT. As one of the most popular titles in gaming today, the global Fortnite challenge will be broken into regional qualifying rounds in North America, Europe and Asia, which includes Oceania. This first-of-its-kind consumer regional qualifier will include two rounds of competition, with the top 10 players in each region advancing to the regional finals to battle with the best professional teams and influencers. Interested consumers can register at JBLQuantumCup.com now through November 30. 

“Esports is growing faster than anyone expected, so being able to unite pro streamers with fans for the first time ever in this unique three-day tournament is a huge moment for us,” said Ralph Santana, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at HARMAN. “With billions of people regularly tuning in to simply watch gaming tournaments, JBL is changing the game with the first competition that puts viewers at the center of the action.” 

WIN:

Throughout the JBL Quantum Cup, consumers will have three ways to win. Consumers that advance through the Fortnite regional qualifier rounds the weekend of December 5 will be eligible to win from a prize pool valued at $200,000 during the JBL Quantum Cup finals and be crowned a JBL Quantum Cup Champion. JBL Quantum Cup Champions, as well as 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the tournament, will take home part of the cash prize pool and a gaming prize pack featuring a JBL Quantum headset, JBL Quantum DUO computer speakers and a Samsung Galaxy Book Ion. Those tuning in to the stream will also have a chance to win every hour during the live Twitch broadcast to help equip them for future gaming victories and more. Giveaways will include JBL Quantum headsets, JBL Quantum DUO computer speakers and autographed gear from 100 Thieves. Throughout the event, consumers can visit JBLQuantum.com to learn more about the line-up and share why sound gives them the competitive edge in gaming for the chance to win the same prize pack as the JBL Quantum Cup Champions.

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24th November 2020

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New Night City Wire showcases Johnny Silverhand, gameplay, and featurettes for Cyberpunk 2077!



OK, bare with me. We have a lot to go through. 

Today we got a little more salivation from the good people over at CD Projekt Red... OK, I'll admit it, it was me that was drooling everywhere after the latest episode of Night City Wire. I know I am not alone though so we have the below release for you. In it you'll find links to Night City Wire, Johnny Silverhand's trailer, details on the score, find out some of the innovative tech used in 2077 in the Jali trailer and to finish it all off we got a look at the latest gameplay trailer / reveal.

All I can say before we jump into all the details is December 10 hurry up and get here. I have Cyberpunk 2077 sitting on my One X as I was lucky enough to grab the special edition. It mocks me whenever I turn it on, it knows I want to fire it up now!! 

Enjoy the details and let us know if you'll be running the streets come December 10?? 

Pat (Snoogs)

CD PROJEKT RED today released new videos for Cyberpunk 2077, including a new trailer focusing on the legendary rockerboy played by Keanu Reeves, as well as gameplay and behind the scenes footage, all part of the latest episode of Night City Wire.

Nighty City Wire:


The show started with the reveal of an action-packed trailer focusing on Johnny Silverhand and the unique connection he shares with the game’s protagonist, V. This was followed up by a behind-the-scenes video with Keanu Reeves talking about his transformation into Night City’s iconic rebel rockerboy, with a look at voice and motion capture recording sessions.

Johnny Silverhand:


In Score and Music, Marcin Przybyłowicz (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt), P.T. Adamczyk (GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales), and Paul Leonard-Morgan (Dredd, Limitless, Battlefield: Hardline), together with collaborating musicians, talk about crafting atmospheric original music for the upcoming video game.

Score and Music: 


Gamers looking to get into the mood for Cyberpunk 2077 can now also check out the freshly released Original Score EP, featuring 6 tracks for a total of 22 minutes listening time. The EP is available now on a selection of popular digital music streaming and distribution platforms. 

Next, with JALI the episode turned its focus to the innovative technological solution used in Cyberpunk 2077 to power facial expressions and lip sync for characters in the game. The video provides insight into how JALI makes performances immersively realistic across 11 fully localized languages.

Jali Trailer: 


Just before the show ended, the Official Gameplay Trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 made its debut. Over 5 minutes long, the feature highlights an assortment of aspects of the open world, action-adventure story players will be engaging in upon launch, complimented with never-before-scene footage showcasing the experiences awaiting in the dark future.

Official Gameplay Trailer: 


Cyberpunk 2077 will release December 10th, 2020, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game will also be playable on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 consoles. At a later date, a free upgrade to Cyberpunk 2077, taking full advantage of next-gen hardware, will become available for owners of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions respectively.

For more information regarding the game, follow Facebook, Twitter, and visit cyberpunk.net.

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SNIPER ELITE 4, THE DEFINITIVE WW2 TACTICAL SHOOTER, IS OUT NOW ON SWITCH!


How about a long range, slow motion shot, through you guessed it that sweet tender spot all from the comfort of wherever the hell you want to be chilling out. 

Sniper Elite 4 is out now on the Nintendo Switch!

Check out the release info below and don't forget to let us know what you think if you pick it up. 

Pat (Snoogs)

Rebellion’s award-winning, genre-defining WW2 tactical shooter, Sniper Elite 4, is available now on Nintendo Switch at Australian retailers.


Played by more than 15 million people worldwide and widely acclaimed by press and fans alike, Sniper Elite 4 is the WW2 shooter of a generation. It continues the series’ heritage of deep stealth strategy combined with advanced, visceral sniping across massive landscapes.

Sniper Elite 4 takes players to the beautiful Mediterranean backdrop of Italy, 1943 where the Resistance fights to defeat a terrifying new threat to the Allied fightback.

Sniper Elite 4 offers:

  • An expansive campaign set in WW2 Italy
  • Genre-defining sniping featuring advanced ballistics and boundless strategy
  • Trademark X-Ray kill cams, including melee and explosive takedowns
  • Iconic WW2 weaponry; sniper rifles, pistols, SMGs, traps, grenades and more
  • Upgrade and customise your skills and weaponry as you progress
  • Tactical traversal mechanics; climb, hang, shimmy and leap across maps!
  • Co-op and multiplayer modes across local wireless and online play
  • And much more

On Switch, players can look forward to a host of exclusive new features including:  

  • Motion aim with gyroscopic controls
  • HD rumble support - feel your heartbeat and bullet impacts!
  • Local play – play in co-op or multiplayer with up to 4 players on the same network!
  • Pro Controller support - take your precision up a level

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