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PREY – 101st Video Giveaway – Playlist

PREY: Latest Episodes & 101st Video Giveaway – Playlist

Prey is a highly successful title ever since the game’s first release back in 2006. After some issues held up Prey’s sequel and it ended up never makingprey, latest releases, new games, arkane studios it to consumers. Over ten years later Arkane studios, who owned the IP, released an entirely new game in a different timeline under the name Prey and this is the result.

The Gigamax crew could not wait to get their hands on the new release. Big fans of Bioshock and Dead Space, hearing comparisons of Prey and these two classics had everyone excited. The Prey Let’s Play series begins with a stream of Demo: Opening Hour an hour before Prey was released. That same week, Gigamax released Episode 2 of the Prey Let’s play.

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Thank You For Watching – Giveaway!

This video maked a very important milestone in Gigamax history, the 101st Video on YouTube! Thank you everyone who took the time to enjoy our content and for all the individuals that helped along the way. Celebrating this milestone, Gigamax is holding a Arkane Bundle giveaway. It’s easy to sign up and there’s over $100 in prizes!

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PREY – 101st YouTube Video Giveaway – Let’s Play

Thank you all so much for taking the time to watch, hope you all enjoyed! Don’t forget to come visit Gigs and Mack every Tuesday and Thursday for the Gigamax Powerhour. Find out when and where!

Who doesn’t want free stuff? Sign up for the 101st YouTube Giveaway for a chance to WIN a copy of Prey and Dishonored 2 for Playstation 4 or Xbox One, but that’s not all! Sign up now for your chance to win!

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Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Health Announced

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Health Announced

Major changes are coming to the foundation of Rainbow Six Siege. In a recent blog post published by Ubisoft, they detailed their plan to fix some of the biggest issues fans have had with the game.  These changes will all take place over the next three months and will have an impact on the basic structure of the game under the codename ‘Operation Health’.

Operation Health

The new updates will focus heavily on technical improvements and bug fixes as they come out over the course of three stages. Operation Health updates will be released first on a public test server. After these changes have been properly reviewed on PC, they will make their way to console. Unfortunately because of these changes Ubisoft decided to cancel the upcoming Poland DLC. The Hong Kong update is also being pushed back to Season 3 in August and November’s Season 4 will feature South Korea. While Poland may no longer be a part of Year 2, it’s GROM operators will still be released between Season 3 and Season 4. The number of new maps has also been reduced to three and that includes the recent map set in Spain.

Operation Health

Ubisoft wants to keep their promise to fans and keep the community informed on what’s coming out and when. They also wanted to let players know that they can aid in this process by testing the updates on the public test server. Ubisoft plans on discussing the upcoming changes at Rainbow Six Pro League, so interested fans can get a more detailed look at the season, this will take place on May 21st. To see a full Q&A that goes over why Ubisoft decided to make this decision check out the full blog post here.

Source:

http://blog.ubi.com/rainbow-six-siege-launching-operation-health-improve-experience/

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Blizzard Opens New Overwatch eSports Division

Blizzard Opens New Overwatch eSports Division

Blizzard Entertainment Inc. recently announced the formation of a new division which will oversee Overwatch’s esports efforts. This will be a separate entity from Blizzard’s current Esports division and will use the Major League Gaming name and all of the organization’s assets which the company acquired in 2015 for $46 million. Blizzard made a statement back in November of 2016 that it planned to launch an Overwatch league with hopes of building the “world’s premier esports league.”

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The new division will oversee management, operation, sales and distribution for all Overwatch’s esports programs which include the upcomingOverwatch World Cup and Overwatch League. The Overwatch World Cup finals will take place at BlizzCon 2017. It will be interesting to see how the finals go as Blizzard has complete control over every facet of their hit titles’ championship event.

What’s The Official Word?

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“The new division which will retain the MLG name, will build on Blizzard’s nearly 20-year history as a leader in esports and leverage MLG’s extensive experience with live events and content distribution,” Blizzards press release read. “It will also operate the MLG-branded media network, which will broadcast both Blizzard and Activision esports content as well as other premium gaming programming.” http://pvp.live/2q1Rxkr

Blizzard thinks Overwatch is the next big thing and it’s beginning to look as if they’re absolutely right. However, the organization isn’t putting all their eggs in one basket. Their other games will continue to be run by Blizzard’s original team for games like, StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and World of Warcraft, leveraging the MLG division’s sales, media production and distribution capabilities along the way.

Nowhere To Go But Up

Esports continues to become more popular, gaining international attention and expanding every year. Blizzard is an economic powerhouse and it’ll be exciting to see how far Overwatch can go in the esports world with a dedicated division focused on the development and expansion of Overwatch’s competitive presence. However, Blizzard’s new division could just be a way for the company to keep tabs on the quality control of all Overwatch tournaments, media and advertising. Only time will tell how or if this new move will impact  MLG’s future. Be sure to check back on Gigamax soon for the latest gaming industry developments.

For more, take a look at the complete Press Release from Blizzard

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Sources:

https://pvplive.net/c/blizzard-forms-new-division-to-oversee-overwatch-l
http://www.pcgamer.com/blizzard-integrates-mlg-to-form-new-esports-division-dedicated-exclusively-to-overwatch/
http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/802496/Overwatch-World-Cup-2017-Group-UK-USA-Blizzard

Ark: Survival Evolved Patch 257.0 Out Now on PC

Sh-ARKs With Frickin Lasers Beams

Popular dinosaur survival game, Ark: Survival Evolved just received the biggest patch the game has ever seen. Players who log back in will see a ton of new content to explore such as new gear, creatures, caves and various other changes. Interested in seeing the patch in action? Check out the trailer for it below.

The studio ,Wildcard has been hard at work fixing and tweaking one of the game’s newest additions, the Tek Tree. This science fiction themed skill-tree is receiving a bunch of new items for fans to experiment with. The Tek Cloning Machine gives players the ability to clone whichever dino they want, a Tek Saddle let’s players ride the dangerous Megalodon and a new Tek Turret is available to protect those hard earned bases.

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The update also adds a new raid like cave into the game. This high level dungeon is set in an active volcano and gives players access to the new ascension system. If a player is able to beat every boss, complete the cave and kill the final boss, then they’ll be able to ascend and gain access to a harder version of the raid like event.

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Four new dinos are also making their way into the game along with an alpha version of the Megalodon. New alpha drops for all alpha level creatures have been added and new sounds for a bunch of the existing dinos. Check out the full list of patch notes below for a look into the details.

Ark: Survival Evolved – Patch Notes

-New Dino: Giant Bee
-New Dino: Daeodon
-New Dino: Liopleurodon
-New Dino: Kentrosaurus
-New Structure: Tek Cloning Chamber
-New Structure: Tek Megalodon Saddle
-New Structure: Tek Turret
-New Weapon: Tek Grenade
-TEK Cave & Volcano
-“Ascension” Game Progression
-More UI overhauls
-New Hairstyle and Facial Hair
-Approximately 20+ New Explorer Notes
-15 new music tracks, per-biome and situational
-Full Gamepad input pass (i.e. console gamepad functionality)
-Fixed issue with Cave spawns not functioning properly in single player
-The Center mega-update!
-Engram Tree REVAMP. Forced respec and Max Level set to 100 (before Ascension)! You won’t lose your levels or experience, unless you were above 105 which you’ll be reset to 100.
-New Emote
-Anglers can now gather pearls.

Additional patch notes

-New Alpha Megalodon
-New Alpha item drops for all alpha creatures: Alpha Mosasaur Tooth, Alpha Tuso Eye, Alpha Rex Tooth, -Alpha Raptor Claw, Alpha Megalodon Fin, Alpha Leeds Blubber, Alpha Carno Arm.
-New creature sounds for the: Carno, Dire Bear, Bronto, Saber, Scorpion, Giga, Dragon, Broodmother, and Megapithecus.

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For a full list of Ark: Survival Evolved new content check out this forum post that details every single change coming to the game. The update is only  on PC for now but the PS4 and Xbox One version are coming soon. Gigamax Games will be sure to update you the minute it’s announced for console so be sure to keep checking back with GigamaxGames.com!

Sources:

ark.gamepedia.com/257.0

survivetheark.com/index.php?/articles.html/patch-257-giant-bee-daeodon-liopleurodon-kentrosaurus-tek-cave-ascension-r445/

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The $101 Bundle – 101st YouTube Video Giveaway!

The $101 Bundle – 101st YouTube Video Giveaway!

Celebrating the 101st video on YouTube, Gigamax would like to announce a giveaway bundle valued at $101 USD! Entering for a chance to win is free and takes no time at all. You can find out how to enter for your chance to win, below!

How To Enter!

-Like and Comment on the 101st Gigamax YouTube Video.
-Subscribe to Gigamax Games on YouTube.
-Entry requests can also be sent to GigamaxGames@gmail.com.
-Cross your fingers and get excited!
-Don’t forget to share on Twitter and Facebook!

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The Prizes (Either XboxOne or PS4)

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Enter for your chance to win two of the best games from this generation and all you have to do is follow the contest terms listed above. Anyone who’s subscribed to Gigamax is then entered to win both Prey and Dishonored 2. Both of these fantastic games were made by Arkane Studios and offer plenty of hours of fun in their open world exploration style. We’ll make it even easier, click here to go right to the video that will get you access to the contest!

A Very Special Thank You!

We here at Gigamax would just like to thank everyone who has taken the time to learn more about our new organization. Gigs and Mack both are extremely grateful for every view and all the incredible individuals they’ve met throughout their time on YouTube. Gigamax Games is growing every day and it’s because of every one of you that we can keep making this dream a reality. Be sure to share this around on Facebook and Twitter, because if Gigamax receives more than 25 entries we’ll be throwing another Giveaway Event in June!

Contest Details

For anyone (U.S. only) who would like to enter for a chance to win the Gigamax 101st Video Giveaway Bundle, a like and comment stating “sign me up for the giveaway” or anything along those line, will be entered into this contest for a chance to win. The contest will run from May 9th through June 9th at which time a random person will be selected and a winner will be chosen. The winner will receive an email or DM from GigamaxGames@gmail.com and will have 90 days to accept their prize. If Gigamax doesn’t receive a reply within the 90 days, the winner will forfeit their prize to a runner up. For any additional questions about the Gigamax 101st YouTube Video Giveaway, please feel free to contact us at GigamaxGames@gmail.com.

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Grand Theft Auto V: Los Santos Adventures Playlist

Grand Theft Auto V | Adventures of Los Santos with Gigamax

Grand Theft Auto V is a classic in the gaming world. The shear size of the game ensures there is always a fun adventure to be had. From an expansive grand theft auto v, grand theft auto 5, gtav, gta gameplay, let's play, gta gameplay, gta v gameplay, gigamaxonline multiplayer to a sprawling single player, GTA V will always be here, ready for a revisit to pump out some new content. Gigs and Mack will be periodically coming back to this Rockstar game as time goes on. Follow along on their crazy adventure through Los Santos.

Gigamax will be playing random missions throughout the world, rolling the dice and seeing what destruction comes their way. From Trevor hugging his friend covered in unspeakable horrors, to Yoga and the bugger burger, the game is great source for a laugh and some entertainment.

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Thank You For Watching!

Thank you all so much for taking the time to check out the Grand Theft Auto 5 Gigamax Let’s Play Page. Be sure to check back here soon as Gigs and Mack add to the collection. Don’t forget to Like, Comment and Subscribe to keep up to date with the latest videos on YouTube!

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Keep up with the latest in gaming with Original Articles from Gigamax every Monday, Wednesday and Friday!

New video’s release on YouTube very Tuesday and Thursday and be sure to stick around for the Giamax PowerHour stream on YouTube Live and Twitch.tv!

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10 Indie Games for 10 Dollars (or Below)

10 Indie Games for 10 Dollars (or Below)

Indie games are a relatively new addition to the gaming industry. These privately developed and distributed experiences are true to the creators vision and don’t need to abide by a publishers rules. Thanks to crowdfunding, the low cost of games and digital distribution the indie game continues to thrive in today’s market. Fortunately for gamers, they tend to be a cost effective way to get the most out of a video game purchase. We’ve compiled a list of our 10 favorite indie games that just happen to be 10 dollars (or below).

1) Undertale ($9.99)

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This beautiful indie title is an amazing example of a game that isn’t just fun but also a deep emotional investment that shows you should never judge a book by its cover. The game has its share of heavy moments but ultimately players will love its charm, wit and killer soundtrack.

Available on: PC

2) The Deer God ($9.99)

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Experience a game that covers intricate themes like death and reincarnation all while challenging you with tough platforming along the way. The 3D pixel art is beautiful and playing as a deer is a unique experience that every gamer is sure to love as they leap through the 8 bit world.

Available on: PC, Mobile, Xbox One, PS4

3) Divekick ($4.99)

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Divekick is a two button fighting game that will either build a friendship or mercilessly tear it apart in a flurry of kicks. This game is a great example of how much a single move could impact a multiplayer experience. You will have to be clever, quick and ruthless in your quest to become the best at Divekick.

Available on: PC, Xbox One, PS4

4) Dear Esther ($9.99)

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Just stating it’s a beautiful story game would be underplaying how wonderful this indie game actually is. Surrounded in mystery and intrigue, the game starts with a simple “Dear Esther” and the long journey begins. We won’t say any more in fear of ruining the experience, but if you like story based games, give Dear Esther a try.

Available on: PC, PS4, Xbox One

5) Foul Play ($9.99)

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This quirky brawler has you taking control of the demon hunter, Baron Dashforth. A co-op adventure like no other, you and a friend will have a great time beating up bad guys in a staged retelling of the protagonist journey through a brutal land full of baddies.

Available on: PC, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One

6) Hotline Miami ($9.99)

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Hotline Miami is an intense gory experience that will confuse as much as it will satisfy. You take control of a serial killer/hitman that is ruthless to the gang members he brutalizes. With a variety of masks that offer different perks, the game has a ton of replay potential.

7) Hatoful Boyfriend ($9.99)

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Ever wanted to date a pigeon? Well then Hatoful Boyfriend is the indie game for you! This game is a dating sim like no other. A variety of pigeons will line up to be the one you pick as a significant other. I have no more to say, just go try this hilarious adventure.

Available on: PC, PS4, PS Vita

8) Limbo ($9.99)

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Limbo is a classic in the indie game scene. This 2-D side scroller is filled with mystery, horror and you will have a great time figuring out the multitude of puzzles that fill this games black and white world.

9) Fez ($9.99)

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Take control of Gomez, a joyful critter that lives in a 2-D world… Until he doesn’t! You quickly discover an object that shifts our protagonist into the 3-D world. Puzzles that utilize this mechanic are abound and while they are challenging, they are also extremely satisfying to conquer.

Available on: PC, Xbox One, PS4

10) Five Night’s at Freddy’s ($4.99)

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BOO! If that didn’t scare you, this horrifying game will. A true test of courage, this game will forever go down as the titular jump scare experience. Take control of a security guard who probably has the worst job in the entire world, guarding a pizza place haunted by the animatronic animals that entertain its guests. Warning: Not for the weak of heart or easily frightened!

Available on: PC

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Playstation VR: Upcoming Game Releases

Playstation VR: 2017 Game Releases

One of the primary concerns with the Playstation VR was the lack of games. There were some simulators, a few Playstation VR exclusives and of course, Resident Evil 7 but the future was unclear. Now, the clouds are beginning to part and we have some kind of idea of what the future may hold for the Playstation VR. Be sure to check back here as games are added to the list once more release dates become available.

Take a closer look at the success of modern Virtual Reality Gaming!

Farpoint

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Release: May 16th 2017

Setting out with a mission to locate scientists studying an anomaly near the planet Jupiter, the unknown object hurles the player and crew of scientists into an unexplored new world.

Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Impulse Gear

 

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

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Release: May 30th 2017

Launch yourself into space and take your place in the bridge as you explore the galaxy in the U.S.S Aegis! Not only can you explore the new ship but players can go back in time to the 1960s and control the original bridge from the U.S.S Enterprise

Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Red Storm Entertainment

 

The Persistence

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Release: May 2017

Set in the year 2521, you play as a series of different characters all exploring a story from a different perspective. The game tells a story about a group of people which were studying black holes until one of these experiments went horribly wrong.

Genre: Sci-Fi horror
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Publisher: Firesprite

 

Archangel

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Release: July 2017

Those giant robot shooter fans out there will be happy to see this one. Playing as a six-story-high war machine, you destroy everything in its path to defend America against a totalitarian leader.

Genre: Story-Driven Shooter
Developer/Publisher: Skydance Interactive
Release: July 2017

 

Fate/Grand Order VR Feat. Mashu Kyrielight

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Release: Estimated 2017

This is a VR version of the original RPG game named Fate/Grand Order.

Genre: ‘RPG’
Developer/Publisher: Type-Moon

 

Dino Frontier

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Release: Estimated 2017

Build and manage your own Wild West frontier settlement, but there’s a serious twist. You’ll have to manage this settlement sharing the same space as Jurassic era monsters!

Genre: Tabletop Strategy Simulation
Developer/Publisher: Uber Entertainment

 

ARK Park

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Release: Estimated 2017

Not to be confused with Ark Survival: Evolved, the VR experience will let players get up close with the creatures from the game. It will offer information on the incredible creatures, but as the available information suggests, it will not be a fully fleshed out Ark Survival game.

Genre: Simulation/Informational
Developer/Publisher: Snail Games’ Peacock Studio + (Creative input) Studio Wildcard

 

The Walker

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Release: Estimated 2017

Be prepared for fantasy combat in The Walker’s highly detailed environments. Using guns, swords, spells and the promise for infusing weapons with special powers, there’s a lot in store.

Genre: Fantasy Adventure
Publisher/Developer: Sony’s China Hero Project

Sources:

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/
http://vrgamesfor.com/headset/playstation-vr/
https://www.ubisoft.com/en-US/game/star-trek-bridge-crew/

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Assassin’s Creed Creator Explains Why He Left Ubisoft

Assassin’s Creed – The Story Beneath The Surface

The creator of the popular action series, Assassin’s Creed, revealed some of the reasons behind his exit from Ubisoft amid a lawsuit in 2013.

In an interview with Gameology, Patrice Desilets gave some of the reasons behind the leave from Ubisoft and why he struggled working for a large gaming company. One of the biggest reasons he detailed was the political lying that had to be done.

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“My biggest struggle with being in an organization is that I was the guy at the end or in the middle also… I was the guy doing interviews like what we’re doing right now and I had to come up with political lying and I would receive comments and decisions made by other people and not me because it’s all about compromising when you’re in a big organization somehow,” he said. “And as my role, the creative director, it’s tough to live by the decisions of others when being in front of the camera or Skype and I said I’m not a really good liar so I can’t do it anymore. And then I also realized that when you do a really big franchise, you also make money for other people and they don’t really care about you (Laugh). So I said, enough! If I do another Assassin’s Creed at least it would be for me and my guys and also for Quebec and for my people in Montreal.” (http://bit.ly/2oXPsSp)

New Beginnings

Desilets explained that ultimately it was an extremely tough decision to make but him and his girlfriend agreed it was for the best. Now he heads a studio named, Panache. The small team is now at 24 employees and will ideally grow to about 30 by the time development is in full swing. Comparatively his team at Ubisoft was over 800 people strong.

The developer explained that his studio will make the mysterious game 1666: Amsterdam. The only information revealed about the game was that it deals with the bad side inside all of us and how every individual copes with that differently.

Much more was discussed in the interview, anyone interested in the gaming industry should definitely check it out here. It offers great insight into the politics behind Triple A games that many don’t realize exists. It is easy to forget that the immense amount of people and work that are behind these spectacular games. The very talented Patrice Desilets is sure to be very successful at his new studio and Gigamax will be sure to have coverage of Panache’s work. Be sure to keep checking back with GigamaxGames.com for all the latest in gaming news!

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