Prey Demo: Opening Hour – The First Hour Free (Spoiler Free)
Arkane Studios’ highly anticipated first-person shooter, Prey releases on May 5th. Those excited to give the game a try won’t have to wait to try it out. Yesterday, 4/27/2017 a free download, “Prey Demo: Opening Hour’ was made available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Unfortunately for PC gamers, the demo is console exclusive however the full game will be
available on PC on May 5th.
Choose Your Perspective
The demo will be 13.6 GB PS4 and 13.1 GB Xbox One. Fans will be able to seamlessly play the entire first hour. When it comes to Prey, the first hour holds a host of surprises. The demo offers a choice to play as either the male or female main character, Morgan Yu. This could be a great way for players to try each character in a manageable, one hour bite. Gamers can see which character they want to use for their maiden play through.
Spoilers and more Spoilers
“There’s something intense and effective about that first hour that you’ll lose if you read too much about it,” Polygon wrote in an article released back in February (http://bit.ly/2qbLTtW). This is an accurate statement as the first hour is filled with important twists and turns. If you’re a gamer that wants to dive into Prey with a blank slate and doesn’t want any idea of what you’re getting into, skip the video at the bottom.
Developer Arkane Studio’s, best known for their hit classics Dishonored and Dishonored 2, Prey has the community excited. Fans of the original 2006 Prey title are extremely pleased to see a reboot. The game makes the player question reality and the enemies create an environment where anything can attack you at any time. For a deeper look into what Prey is all about, take a look at our first look at this highly anticipated FPS.
Below is the first 45 minutes of gameplay (spoiler warning) through the eyes as the male Morgan Yu.
A new trailer for the upcoming brawler, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite revealed a ton of new information about the game. The debut is set for September 19th on PS4, Xbox One and PC but the more important reveal was 8 characters that are joining the fray. The story trailer also offers a look at the new villains that are ready to destroy the multiverse.
Two Universes Become One
Capcom will be bringing back a number of familiar face such as Chun-Li, Strider and Chris Redfield. While Marvel also had their share of iconic characters shown off like Hulk, Hawkeye, Thor and Rocket Raccoon. These two universes are combining to bring down the Marvel antagonist, Ultron, who has combined his powers with the villain from Mega Man X, Sigma.
Both of the villains formed an alliance and forced the universes together. This is all in an attempt to release a virus that will let them reign over the two worlds. The battle for the multiverse will take place throughout a cinematic story mode which is a new addition for the series.
Capcom also revealed two new stages making their way into the game. Both Avengers Tower and Throne Room will be playable at launch. These maps are sure to please Marvel fans as they are both located in the universe.
Their will reportedly be multiple iterations of Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite. Aside from the standard version, players will be able to pick up a deluxe edition that includes the base game and the character pass, giving them access to six additional characters after launch, including Sigma. A Collector’s Edition will be available containing four character dioramas, Infinity Stone replicas and a steel book case that contains the deluxe edition of the game. The collector’s edition is set at the hefty price of $199.99.
While a lot of information has been revealed, fans are certainly itching for more. Capcom is sure to release more trailers and demos as the imminent release nears. So don’t forget to keep checking back with gigamaxgames.com for more details on this highly anticipated fighter as more information becomes available!
Activision recently revealed Call of Duty: WW2 will be the next entry in the long running series. Following the announcement, more details about the popular FPS by Sledgehammer Games were leaked.
Marketing materials for the game seemingly show a Friday, November 3rd release date. This is unsurprising considering the past entries in Call of Duty were all released on Fridays instead of Tuesdays. Also revealed was a vague story description.
“Land in Normandy on D-Day and battle across Europe through iconic locations in history’s most monumental war,” reads a line from the game description. It continues with “Experience classic Call of Duty combat, the bonds of camaraderie, and the unforgiving nature of war against a global power throwing the world into tyranny.” The leak also shows that the game will focus on the bond between soldiers that before the war, had never known each other.
Classic CoD Multiplayer
Multiplayer will be handled much like the other Call of Duty games, with battles set across many iconic locations from World War II. The leak also mentions that players will feature a new way for players to communicate with each other but as of now there are no details on what that could be.
There will also be a co-op mode that features an original story that is separate from the standard campaign. Activision had tried this once before with their previous entry, Black Ops III.
All of these details have yet to be confirmed by Activision, although a live stream of the game with more details is scheduled for this week. Make sure to keep checking back with Gigamax for more details on the game as they’re released!
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition – Total Massacre Playlist
Walking on buildings and throwing enemies into spikes, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is thrilling through and through. Despite the game hard crashing at the last fifteen seconds of the first episode, the game was exciting. The Gigamax crew wasn’t lucky enough to try the game out the first time it was released, so getting the chance to try it out was fantastic.
Bring On The Laughs
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition isn’t just another action first-person shooter, it makes fun of them as well. Published by Gearbox Software, one of the Developers of Borderlands, comedy is a huge aspect of the shooter. It keeps things entertaining while the point gathering combat system stays easy on the eyes and the shallow story is just easy enough to ignore.
Bulletstorm’s great atmosphere and combat was enough to get the Gigamax crew hooked. Be sure to stay on the lookout for more episodes in the near future. Filled with gory encounters and a great melee combat system, Gigs and Mack will be sure to pull off some entertaining moments of chaos.
Thank you so much for taking the time to watch! Don’t forget to find us on YouTube and subscribe for the latest video’s by Gigamax and friends. Also, you can find out what’s happening right now throughout the world of gaming on with the latest articles from Gigamax, here! Hope you enjoy!
Bandai Namco teased their new RPG, Code Vein last week with an animated teaser trailer. Following the video Japanese gaming publication, Famitsu released an article giving more details on the upcoming mystery project.
The teaser aptly titled, “Prepare to Dine”, was initially thought to be a reference to Bandai Namco’s previous RPG, Dark Souls. To many fans surprise Code Vein was revealed to be an entirely new IP. The “Dine” in the title refers to the player’s ability to control a super powered vampire that eats monsters to gain power.
The game is being developed by the same team that made the popular “God Eater” series. Bandai Namco is out to create a new “dramatic exploration hard action RPG,” for new consoles that is unrelated to the God Eater series.
All the Gory Details
The story behind Code Vein is fairly interesting, set in a dystopian future players will take control of vampires also known as Revenants. These vampire have figured out how to transcend humanity but unfortunately in the process they have lost their memories (very inconvenient). The teaser trailer showed off what happens to a Revenant who fails to consume blood, they become a giant monster called a “lost.”
For an unbeknownst reason, Revenants have been outcast from society and must live in an area known only as Vein. The vampires have to cooperate with each other to discover the mysteries of their world and maybe a way to escape. The game takes on a dungeon crawler feel with players entering caves with an AI buddy to help them out. These companions will help players overcome various challenges but not without the hero helping them out as well.
Players get to use a variety of special abilities along with a series of melee weapons to dispatch the lost. Short swords, great swords, spears and hammers will all be used to damage the enemy and when defeated, their power will be absorbed through the Revenant’s blood veil. This piece of armor takes the shape of an article of clothing and Revenants all have a different form of blood veil.
Code Vein certainly sounds like an exciting experience that we can’t wait to see more of. Don’t forget to keep checking back with Gigamax Games for more details on this awesome vampire RPG as they are made available!
Nier: Automata is a game to remember for more reasons than one. A strange story and unique gameplay, this DLC will turn it up a notch. Dubbed “3C3C1D119440927”, it’s turning heads with the introduction of new enemies. Players will be fighting the CEO of Square Enix and Platinum Games, Yosuke Matsuda and Kenichi Sato, respectively.
According to the Square Enix press release, the DLC for Playstation 4 and Windows PC will be available ‘soon’. A Japanese-language livestream aired on April 17th which announced a May 2nd release date and its cost, 1,500 yen. It’s not confirmed whether this will be the same for North America. The 1,500 yen is about $13 USD which hits at around a $15 price point. However, as of now the release date is still not confirmed for North America, but the price seems to be close.
Yosuke Matsuda and Kenichi Sato
Below is Yosuke Matsuda and Kenichi Sato fight. Interesting is the best word to describe this wacky encounter. If you haven’t seen much of Nier, this will look even more absurd.
Beyond the exciting new battles, the DLC introduces new challenges, costumes, gear and hair dye. The new costumes are a tribute to the first Nier. 2B gets a new look based on the outfit Kaine wars in the first game. 9S and A2 both get new costumes based on the first game’s protagonist. The multi-genre RPG is definitely a break from the norm, thrilling and unique, it keeps interest high throughout the story. Be sure to check back soon for coverage of ‘3C3C1D119440927’, it’s offer to have some surprises along the way.
Gamers curious about what Nier: Auutomata has to offer can watch the video below. The DLC is definitely eye catching, but the game might not be for everyone.
Following a leak from earlier last week, EA officially launched the trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II. In a surprising twist, the story will take place from the perspective of the Empire following the events of Return of the Jedi.
The trailer offers a look at various cinematics throughout the game and shows characters from various eras of the series. Some of these iconic heroes and villains include Rey, Yoda, Kylo Ren, Darth Maul and Luke. This is an attempt to correct one of the major criticisms of the last game, which was that battles only occurred in the original trilogy.
EA followed up the trailer with more details going over their plans for the game at last week’s Star Wars Celebration. After the lackluster launch of the previous title, Electronic Arts has taken fan criticism and turned it into a completely new experience for the series that covers both single player and multiplayer.
The Story We All Deserved
The story follows the adventures of an Imperial that goes by the name Iden Versio, a female storm trooper in inferno squad, a special ops group for the empire. After watching the Death Star explode from the ground at the battle of Endor, she swears revenge on the rebels and seeks to keep the Emperor’s war raging on. Inferno Squad is made up of an array of different troops like snipers, pilots and commandos capable of completing the toughest of assignments. Iden is a well rounded protagonist, able to switch between any of the roles. This means players will be able to experience all the facets of the game in the story.
EA hasn’t forgotten multiplayer though, DICE is building the online component for the upcoming shooter and it’s the biggest project they’ve ever tackled. Capturing moments from every era of Star Wars lore, Battlefront II is a celebration of the series 40th anniversary. DICE plans on making everyone feel like a hero this time around attempting to capture the hero’s journey that is prevalent in the movies. From Storm Troopers to Jedi, everyone will have the chance to feel like they’re making a difference.
New Systems Coming To Battlefront II
Heroes will now be offered with a new resource system that has yet to be detailed but will allow more people experience these powerful characters. Classes are also making their way back into the game from the old PS2/Xbox era games. These roles are officer, assault, heavy and specialist as well as droids like the Trade Federation’s talkative battle droids. Of course everything will be themed for the era it represents, so players won’t see an Imperial soldier on the battle of Kamino.
Space battles are also making a return to the game and ships are being treated like character classes. Upgrades can be unlocked through use of these iconic vehicles such as X-Wings, TIE Fighters, Boba Fett’s Slave One, Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon and Obi Wan’s Jedi Star Fighter.
What We Still Don’t Know
DICE and EA have yet to announce any multiplayer modes but the larger maps will have support for up to 40 players. Maps will include locations like Theed, Starkiller Base, Takodana, Hoth, Yavin, Tatooine, Endor and Kamino. While the trailer shows clips from within the game, no shots were shown from a first person perspective or of any actual game play so fans still have a lot to look forward to.
It seems as if the studios working on Battlefront II are trying to rectify all the issues people had with the previous entry. Where the first lacked content, the sequel seems to come packed with a wealth of experiences that seek to immerse players in the Star Wars universe. DICE also announced that their will be no season pass for the game and their DLC plan will be detailed shortly. Maybe the studio will learn from popular shooter, Overwatch and support the game through free updates and make money off of loot boxes. Whatever they decide to do, Gigamax Games will be covering all the news and updates regarding the game so don’t forget to keep checking back!
‘OXENFREE’ Let’s Play – Playlist with Gigamax Games
Oxenfree absolutely deserves a close look for anyone that enjoys an obscure but interesting story. Beautifully designed, this indie game is one to remember. Gigs and Mack take a look to see why Night School Studios creation made so much noise when it was released in January of 2016. Going in completely blind, the crew shows anyone interested in Oxenfree exactly what they can expect.
An aspect of the game that really stood out was the art. Beautiful scenes behind muted colors creates the right atmosphere for this obscure indie game.
The first 30 minutes was mostly just getting the player introduced to the characters. A bunch of kids on a ship to an undisclosed destination was curious enough to keep interest high before the ‘action’ started. Able to pick different dialog choices, the player has some freedom with how their character interacts with the other NPC’s. The story is something that truly stands out in this game, and Gigamax is excited to work their way through and see it to the end.
OXENFREE – [Throwing Rocks with Friends] – Let’s Play | Gigamax Games
Who’s ready for more games to come to the Nintendo Switch? During a Nintendo Direct on April 12th, Nintendo had some exciting news for Switch owners. Below is a list of the titles coming to the Nintendo Switch this year.
This action game’s release date was just confirmed for July 25 2017. Similar combat to Dynasty Warriors a version of Fate/Extella named The Umbral Star was recently released on PS4 and Vita early this year.
Puyo Puyo Tetris
The Demo is now available on the eShop but Puyo Puyo Tetris will be coming to the Switch later this month. No confirmed release date as of now.
First shown off at the Switch reveal event in January, not much information made it to the surface until Wednesday. Nintendo confirmed gamers can expect to see Project Mejuru making it to stores this summer.
The small amount of press this game received showed a four-player battle mode where players punch the ground with the goal of matching tiles to take over territory on a board. We’ll just have to wait and see what it really has to offer.
Disgaea 5 Complete
Disgaea 5 Complete comes to the Switch on May 23rd. Players can expect “8 bonus scenarios, 4 fan-favorite characters and 3 character classes” according to the announcement for the Switch reveal event. http://bit.ly/2oaJga4
One of the most highly anticipated Switch games, Splatoon 2 will be released on July 21st. This is one that Gigamax is keeping a close eye on. Get a better look at what you can expect from Splatoon 2 with the video below.
Expected to debut in June, this head-to-head combat game looks interesting. The new IP is turning heads and it should be interesting to see how it turns out.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Coming out this month, April 28th to be exact, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be on Switch. Not much needs to be said, Mario Kart is Mario Kart but that won’t stop us from getting it!
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
If you’re a minecraft fan and own a Switch, you might be shaking in your boots right about now. Nintendo confirms fans can start playing Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition on May 11th.
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers will be released May 26th this year. Playing Street Fighter on the mobile Switch does sound enticing, it seems like a perfect game for this hybrid system.
First released in 2013, Payday 2 was maintained constantly so it’ll be interesting to see where it goes on the Switch. Expected to drop later this year, there are a lot of questions about the specific details for this version and what content it will include. Nintendo didn’t offer much information during Wednesday’s Direct, but there’s still a lot of excitement surrounding this title.
This Fall, a new version of Monopoly will be heading to the new console. No confirmed release date as of now. Ubisoft will be publishers behind this Switch release.
Summer this year, SEGA’s Sonic Mania will be coming to the Switch. This will not be another 3D Sonic, instead Sonic Mania brings it back to 2D. Remixed levels from the classic games and some new ones mixed in, if you’re a Sonic fan this might be for you.
If 3D Sonic is more your speed, Sonic Forces might be the better choice. Sonic Forces, can be compared to Sonic Generations, featuring two versions of sonic teaming up to defeat a threat.
Sine Mora EX
First released in 2012 on Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Vita, the Switch EX version is expected this summer. New modes, challenge levels were first provided at PAX East. Get a taste of what you can expect with the trailer below.
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition
Nintendo confirmed a that Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition will be coming to the Switch in 2017. This reiteration will be building off the Rayman Legends first released in 2013. More content and a multiplayer mode will be included, but no confirmed launch date is available.
Battle Chasers: Nightwar
This role-playing game is expected to release on the Switch this summer. The trailer offical Nintendo Switch Reveal Trailer gives offers Switch owners an idea of what they can expect.
Nintendo Switch owners can expect the Namco Museum to be available on the eShop this summer. The list below are the confirmed games so far:
The Tower of Druaga
Be sure to check back on Gigamax Games as we update this content as more information and release dates become available. Those that were worried about their ‘Zelda Machine’ i.e. the Nintendo Switch, have a decent list of titles to stay excited about as we continue on throughout 2017.
Upcoming horror game Outlast 2 is making great strides to set itself apart from the first entry. While the core of the game remains very much the same, this sequel certainly feels very different than the original.
The first Outlast took place in a dilapidated insane asylum that sent players down various dark corridors that ultimately left players feeling very confined. Outlast 2 remedies this problem by sending players to a rural community in Arizona that is having some issues with a local cult. While the walk through the desert seems like a linear journey, the open landscape feels much less confining than the Mount Massive insane asylum.
Opening Up The World
The long treks in between story moments are filled with tense atmosphere and ambient noises, which are sure to stop the easily frightened. These are a necessity in Outlast 2’s run and hide survival horror style that makes encountering enemies even more terrifying. Armed only with a night vision camcorder, players will have to keep the batteries charged while avoiding danger, much like the first game.
It is no surprise that the camera makes a return but this time it has a few more tricks than before. The most useful new feature is an audio detection system that lets players know exactly how close they are to their demise. Another addition is the ability to record and watch those moments later. While this feature isn’t very functional for survival, it does manage to suck players deeper into the world.
Immersing The Fans In Horror
Further immersing fans into the story is the addition of a major character flaw, glasses. The protagonist of Outlast 2 will frequently have his glasses knocked off. This leaves the world in a blur while the hero scrambles to find their bifocals’. These nerve wracking moments are some of the most intense and severe, serving a reminder of how desperate the situation is.
The horror of this sequel is much more mental than the physical torture that was prevalent throughout the original. This means the game seeks to scare players at their core rather than quick gross mutilations and this has us ready to experience the full game. Make sure to keep checking back with Gigamax Games for videos and a review upon Outlast 2’s release!