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Ark Survival Evolved’s Next Huge Update Is Out Today

Ark Survival Evolved: Tek Tier

Dinosaur survival game, Ark Survival Evolved, is getting a humongous patch today. The big update called the Tek Tier Patch, is set to be the largest Ark has ever had.  Highlighting this patch is the addition of “Iron Man” like power suits, that give the player access to a host of different super powers. A few other minor changes are also coming with the patch but nothing as cool as the new technology being thrown into the mix.

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Each new piece of the shiny new armor set will give players the ability to utilize a ton of powerful features. The helmet gives Tek Vision, which makes it possible to see at night and identify players; creatures and enemies in the world. Tek boots and pants add the power of super speed and negate fall damage. Additionally the boots will let you walk up steep cliffs by simply walking toward them. The Tek Gauntlets give the power of super strength making the player hit way harder with them equipped. This makes harvesting without tools a much easier experience. The power suit also has an wearable jet pack that gives the ability to rocket toward the sky like Superman. Another piece of equipment is the Tek Rifle, which comes with a variety of mods and can be equipped while riding the various dinos. Finally giving players the option to be a mech suit wearing, dinosaur riding, future rifle wielding badass.



End Game Content Expanded

This new armor is being considered end game content, as the new material named “element” is being added to boss drop lists. Bosses are also being upgraded with added difficulties and will now drop items along with materials. This is all in hopes that players will go back to fight bosses after they’ve finished the initial encounter.

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The Tek Tier Patch also adds four new dinosaurs, a sheep that will give players the ability to sheer wool and a bunch of new weapons to play with. One of those new weapons is a lance that can be used for jousting competitions with friendly players. Also added is different hairstyles, which will grow as time progresses in game. When players cut their hair, a new resource will be added to their inventory obviously named “human hair.”

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This patch is being known as the final stretch to Ark Survival Evolved’s official release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The game is currently in a beta state on all the platforms and its official release is set for this year.

This new patch is an exciting addition to this amazing game. It is also nice to hear that the game is nearing an official release as most privately funded games that launch on early access never make it this far. For more information on all the latest updates for Ark Survival Evolved keep check back with us here at Gigamax.

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – Terrifying Adventure ‘Let’s Play’ GIGAMAX

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – Let’s Play

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard brought this incredible series back to its origins. Delivering a truly terrifying experience filled with intense atmosphere and suspense, Capcom’s new game lived up to the Resident Evil name. 5 and 6 both were fun games but went away from its horror roots and became more of a zombie shooter rather than a survival horror.

Even though Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was a survival horror game at heart, working our way through the campaign it became clear there’s more in store.

Back To Their Roots

A fantastic mix between action, horror and excitement, the new release is a trip. What surprised us most was the direction they took the series and the technology. Available for PlayStation VR, the tech elevated the overall atmosphere and was an exciting addition to the horror game. A few glitches do show up with VR but it really was still great. The classic Resident Evil feel is back and more exciting than ever.

Incredible graphics, the option for Virtual Reality and an authentic Resident Evil experience, this installment was a welcomed surprise. Overall, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was a (great) horrifying addition to the classic series. Below you can watch our Resident Evil 7: Biohazard playlist!

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Diablo 3: Rise of the Necromancer Q&A Recap – GIGAMAX

Necromancer, Back From The Dead

Blizzard kept the hype train for their upcoming Necromancer DLC rolling last night. In a Facebook live event they released a ton of details on how the new class will behave. Unfortunately no release date was announced, but the term “near future” was thrown around quite a bit. Another downside to the event was the lack of gameplay or screenshots, although the developers said that was  something players could expect to see soon.

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Right off the bat it was asked how close the Diablo 3 Necromancer will feel to the one from Diablo 2. Lead FX artist, Julian Love and Sr. Game Designer, Travis Day were speaking on behalf of the team. They ensured it would keep the true spirit of the class which was exciting. When asked how they would operate with the lack of corpses in Diablo 3, the devs clarified that they added enemy corpses when a necromancer is on the map. They also mentioned that the poison aspect of the class will be removed but the Necromancer will still have the bone skill tree.



Next up was whether or not a melee focused Necromancer would be possible. Thankfully it is still a viable option. There will be plenty of gear added for a melee build . The class is also keeping its popular revive and corpse explosion abilities. Necromancers are able to hold any weapon that’s not class specific as well as their own unique weapon, the two handed scythe.

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Golems Are Back!

The popular summon, Golems, will also make a return. As of now, they have 3 Golems designed and they’re adding new ones themed toward Diablo 3. Blizzard also assured that they are adding multiple different types of play styles for the class. Mostly centered around pets, auras and melee abilities, the class seems as though it will have a familiar feel from those in Diablo 2.  They also addressed the similarities between the Witch Doctor and Necromancer saying that the classes are very different and that fans shouldn’t worry. Two of the biggest differences are Necromancers  will have skills revolving around self damage and have a lack of damage over time abilities.

Seasons Coming To Consoles

One more piece of exciting information that did not pertain to the Necromancer, was that seasons are coming to consoles. The popular “ladder” like event that gets new challenges every couple of months has long been absent from console versions of the game. In the comments section of the stream, the official Diablo account said that players can expect more information on the console season themed patch soon.

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This was not all the information shared, if you’d like to hear all the info check out the video of the live Q&A embedded below! Since there is no gameplay or screenshots, it can be turned on and listened to like a podcast in the background. We are pumped to finally have more information on this famous class and can’t wait to get our hands on it. Make sure to check back with Gigamax Games when the class is officially released for videos, articles, and streams pertaining to the Necromancer.

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – First Look with GIGAMAX

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – First Look with GIGAMAX

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has finally graced us with its presence. Long time Resident Evil fans have been waiting anxiously for Capcom’s highly anticipated revival of the series. Designed with PlayStation VR technology in mind and with a feel that brought the player right back to the classics, the game was expected to deliver. Set in the Resident Evil universe and creating a familiar yet unique atmosphere, it’s eerie right off the bat.

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First making its public debut at E3 2016, the community was excited to get their hands on it. The past few Resident Evil games left fans with a bad taste in their mouth. Granted, they were entertaining games but far from the stomach wrenching, fear inducing, horror feast that the originals delivered. Many thought this was just going to be another nail in the coffin for the franchise.

Another potential concern was the fact that it was developed specifically for the PlayStation VR. This could have been a risky move on Capcom’s’ part. A lot of games end up becoming a bit gimmicky when they release for a new technology. However, Resident Evil 7 is able to be played without VR so it greatly expanded their available audience. Even though players don’t have to use VR, it really does an amazing job to enhance the experience.

This game has already provided incredible atmosphere and unimaginable horror. From vivid visuals to an abstract story, it really offers interesting dynamics.

We will have a more detailed review next week. Also, we have a Let’s Play available for Resident Evil 7:Biohazard now!

Enjoy the E3 trailer below!

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The Division: Upcoming 1.6 Update Announced with GIGAMAX

The Division: Tons Of New Content With 1.6

Last Friday, Ubisoft gave a first look into the final DLC for their popular 3rd person shooter, The Division. A day later they detailed that the free update will be released right before the paid content comes out. The update and DLC will be released on the same day for all platforms, unlike the last two which appeared on Xbox One and PC first.

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Ubisoft explained in a blog post that update 1.6 will add a ton of new content to The Division. First off, the update will implement a Dark Zone North, this will contain Dark Zones 7, 8, and 9. The developer said in the blog post that the conditions in these areas is “especially bleak” (bit.ly/2j1QsoZ). Ubisoft also noted that these areas will be brutal and the scenery will be very eerie. The new areas will double the size of the Dark Zone and will contain new NPC encounters and “Landmarks” to clear.

The Big Changes?

One of the biggest additions coming with  1.6 is the new Dark Zone event “Contamination.” Every hour, fire obsessed cleaner NPC’s will show up in the underground areas to burn contaminated body bags. The player is tasked with eliminating these hostiles while simultaneously avoiding lethal disease levels. Alongside this, leaderboards will be implemented so that their is a more competitive feel to the Dark Zone.

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A new “Legendary” difficulty is being added to three missions Times Square, WarrenGate Power Plant and Napalm Production Site. The enemies in this difficulty are apparently ruthless, adapting to all player status effects, skills and health levels. Hostiles will also try to keep a low profile and constantly be on the offensive by utilizing flanking techniques. If a player manages to complete this difficulty setting, new exclusive loot will be earned. Ubisoft said that while there are only three missions to start, they have plans to add more at a later time.

Weapons Get An Update

Named weapons will also be seeing an update. When 1.6 launches, these weapons will be known as “exotics.” The change will color code all of these tools and give them lore text.

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PvP is getting updated as well. Ubisoft said that the changes are intended to make it more rewarding and fun to play. Hip firing will be less effective by lowering stability while the player’s character is moving. A new camera setting is also being implemented to make it more challenging to get shots while firing without aiming. Players can also expect to see less of a difference between head and body shots. Lastly a one second delay is being added between dodge rolls and reloading while sprinting.

Ubisoft ended the blog post by stating that update 1.6 will not be the end of the game. As of now no further DLC or updates have been announced but due to the game’s overall success we will likely see an announcement in the near future (Perhaps E3). Gigamax will have further coverage of the update when it is released so keep checking back on more info on The Division!

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Dishonored 2: ‘Let’s Play’ High-Chaos with GIGAMAX

Dishonored 2: Let’s Play – High-Chaos

Dishonored 2: Taking the fight head on, Gigs and Mack destroy anything that gets in their way. Usually faced with a bit of subtlety, the team finds a great middle ground between throwing grenades in public areas and perfectly executed melee kills for a silent takedown.

In this series, main character Emily Kaldwin finesse’s her way through the games artfully detailed campaign. Although at times finesse isn’t exactly the best word to use. With action mixed between high-chaos and dynamic stealth precision  executions, the game offered one hell of an adventure. If you want to see what crazy situations Emily get’s herself into, you can find the full playlist below!

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Overwatch: New Holiday Event Coming Soon

Overwatch – New Holiday Event!

Overwatch is ready to release another highly anticipated seasonal event.  Right off the heels of their extremely successful Winter Wonderland holiday event, fans are waiting anxiously for the new content.  Centered around the Chinese New Year, this update is sure to have plenty of new character skins and voice lines. Mei is the hero featured in the teaser, unsurprising considering the character’s home country is China.

While we wait for the update to drop, Korea’s Overwatch Twitter account tweeted a separate teaser which featured the hero D.Va in a new Chinese New Year themed skin. It really seems like they put a lot of work into these cosmetic items. The character skins that have been released so far are just as dramatic and detailed as past events.

The event is set to begin on January 24th, four days before the actual Chinese New Year on January 28th. Blizzard only released small teasers and isn’t announcing any other information until the event actually begins. Assuming this event is like the Holiday/Halloween specials, than there is sure to be a fun new themed game mode.

Overwatch also made the news recently due to rumors that famous actor Terry Crews would be voicing the new hero, Doom Fist. This was theorized after the actor had tweeted that he was visiting the Blizzard offices. After the tweet, the internet exploded in support of the popular comedy actor playing the role.

With its constant free updates and seasonal events, the future of Overwatch looks bright. When the event officially launches Gigamax will be sure to stream all the new content so keep checking back for all the latest updates!

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Injustice 2 – New Story Trailer and Info! with GIGAMAX

Injustice 2 Coming 2017

NetherRealm Studios just released another incredible story trailer for Injustice 2 and we’re excited. A tormented Superman, Robin makes an appearance and Brainiac shows up. So many juicy bits of information were teased in the short, 3 minute trailer. The first Injustice offered hours of excitement as the innovative fighting game delivered some impressive mechanics and environments. Let’s see what’s in store for the next leg in the series. 

Some of the characters that were shown in the new trailer confirm rumors that had been floating around about the hero roster. It seems as though Brainiac’s appearance at the end of the trailer suggests that this villain will be the focal point of the action. A once again distressed Superman makes his debut in the trailer and it seems as though he will be playing an important role as the story unfolds. Supergirl also shows up, but she is definitely not feeling like herself. Potentially brain-washed, she looks ready to kill anyone who stands in her way.

Official Word From Injustice.com

When looking at the official Injustice Website, a few more bits of information become available. Players have the choice between three different game versions; Standard, Digital Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition. The Digital Deluxe edition includes 3 DLC fighters, one Premier skin and one exclusive gear shader pack. No word yet on which 3 DLC fighters the Digital Deluxe edition will include but the skin offered is for Supergirl. The Ultimate Edition offers some incredible content right out of the gate. 9 DLC fighters, 3 premier skins for the Flash, Green Lantern and Supergirl and 2 exclusive gear shader packs are all included with the $99.99 dollar Ultimate Edition.

NetherRealm Studios did confirm some other characters and these include; Aquaman, Atrocitus, Batman, Blue Beetle, Deadshot, Darkseid, The Flash, Gorilla Grodd, Harley Quinn, Supergirl, Superman, Wonder Woman and Robin. Rumors are floating around that Poison Ivy will also join the party, but those cannot be confirmed at this time.

With all the fun that the first Injustice brought, it’s exciting to think about what they plan to do with Injustice 2. The first game offered some truly unique mechanics and environments. Hopefully the hype train doesn’t start gaining too much momentum before more details become clear. As more information becomes available, be sure to check back at Gigamax Games for the latest developments surrounding Injustice 2!

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ARMS: A Look at Nintendo’s New IP with GIGAMAX

Boy Are My ARMS Tired

One of the most exciting bits of information from Nintendo’s Treehouse Live showing of the Switch was a new IP named ARMS. The old time developer is still managing to innovate with this unique fighting game that looks like a cross between “Punch-Out” and “Rock-Em Sock-Em Robots”. Many were skeptical at the beginning of the trailer. By the end were excited about its potential and judging by the gameplay demos, this game is shaping up to be a hit at launch.

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When first seeing this game in action, the first thought that pops up is “Wii Boxing”. Upon further investigation, it goes much deeper than a party boxing game. Using the Joy-Con motion sensing controllers, players will throw gloved punches at competitors in this 3rd person arena fighting game. After just two matches of this adrenaline fueled game it starts to show its truly competitive colors. The first match is spent learning the basics punching, blocking and movement. However, during the second match the meta starts to open u. Finding unique character counters; parrying and timing grapples all become part of this deceptively tough experience.

Of course the core of the game is just plain old punching, but player’s ARMS are able to shoot ten feet in front of them. If necessary, the character can also add a curve to get around blocks. Every single punch is able to be blocked, if a block is timed right the opponent’s arm can be knocked to the ground and left useless for a short amount of time. Blocking is not a surefire method for success though, every block can be broken by a well timed grapple. These moves are performed by moving both the Joy-Con controllers forward at the same time, miss this though and the player is open for a rapid fire assault.

The Core Mechanics

The five characters shown offer a look at the further complexity of the game. They range from your basic light, medium and heavy classes but each has the choice of three different weapons. These weapons can be different on each fist, giving every fighter a multitude of options. They also each have a unique ability for example Ninjara. The ninja themed fighter uses a dash to disappear and reappear in short distances.

With accurate motion controls and very interesting mechanics ARMS has the ability to be the next big competitive fighting game. The demo was an interesting look at this unique experience but as of now, more content is necessary for this game to truly fit the $60 price point. With Nintendo’s recent interest in listening to the community, we are sure that this game will offer plenty of excitement and make the Switch even more worth the money. Hopefully this game doesn’t turn into another gimmick, but as of now it is shaping up to be quite the opposite.

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DIablo 3 – Let’s Play with GIGAMAX Games

Diablo 3 Let’s Play – Hardcore Runs and New Updates

Diablo 3 received a host of updates over the past few months and it’s added content worthy of a revisit. The 20th anniversary of Blizzard’s Diablo franchise just past, seasons have come to console and with the Necromancer still in the works, there’s a lot to explore. diablo 3 patch, diablo patch, new update, gigamax, gigamax games, nj gaming, new jersey gaming

The Diablo 3 Let’s Play – Hardcore Runs and New Updates’ page is the place to go for the latest  Diablo 3 coverage. New updates, episodes or character releases, everything can be found here. Be sure to check back soon for the latest videos’ as the console finally receives sessions.  Not only will seasons be keeping the Gigamax crew busy, the Necromancer class should be just around the corner.

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Check out the playlist below for all the latest Diablo videos from Gigamax.  Stop in to find out how to get some sweet pets, wings and to see if the crew will reach level 70 on Hardcore, or die trying! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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