Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the last part of the Tomb Raider trilogy. The story follows Lara Croft’s life from the beginning of her Tomb Raiding ways. Now, with Lara Croft grown and battle-hardened, the violence gets turned up and the epic story can evolve. Come find the latest gameplay right here in the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Playlist.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider [PlayStation 4] with Gigamax Games
Even though the game looks gorgeous and is exhilarating at parts, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is lacking on that “wow” factor. The game feels a little worn out and a little too similar to the first two. The puzzles are fun but the action has a tendency to die down, leaving the gamer facing a string of slow-paced sections of the story. In a Tomb Raider where Lara Croft is supposed to be at her most fierce, the game includes a little too much hand holding.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider might have some drawbacks but one aspect of the game that can’t be faulted is its graphics. From the very beginning, it becomes clear that this game is going to be a knockout. Its rich jungle environment allows for plenty of incredible encounters and offers stunning natural formations to admire. Each cutscene is memorable, crafted beautifully to leave a powerful impression. Still, with all these visual achievements, the game itself hasn’t impressed the Gigamax Games crew like the first two.
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Coming December 14th, 2018, PlayStation VR owners can pick up a copy of Borderlands 2 VR. 2K and Gearbox Software announced that Borderlands 2 VR will bring the beloved game to the revolutionary virtual reality platform for the very first time. The critically-acclaimed shooter-looter on PlayStation VR will bring this lively world even closer to gamers hearts.
Borderlands 2 VR Makes an Old Game Feel Fresh
The news broke yesterday, 10/9/18, that Borderlands 2 would be getting yet another release. Except, this time it is going to be just a bit more exciting. Borderlands 2 gave gamers endless hours of enjoyment and bringing it into VR has the potential to refresh Pandora and make this 6-year-old game feel exciting all over again.
Well, this is exciting!
Experience the Borderlands universe like never before. Players can open life-size chests filled with treasure, guns, and have the chance to inspect the world from every angle. The real-world aiming system will completely immerse anyone wearing that PlayStation VR headset in Borderlands 2. There’s no telling how intense the action will get when the world on the screen comes to life all around you.
New Perspective and Features
Borderlands 2 VR includes additional features not found in the original. One that has the potential to transform how players experience Borderlands 2 VR, besides the game actually being in VR, is the new “Bad Ass Mega Fun Time” (BAMF Time) ability. Gamers will be able to slow down time in order to give them the opportunity to set up their next attack. Players will also have access to a Teleport option, allowing them to transport themselves across Pandora with ease. However, even with the Teleport option being included, it doesn’t seem as though the world is going to be any less extraordinary to explore on foot or in a vehicle.
Claptrap… in VR!
2K and Gearbox Software enhanced the Borderlands 2 VR experience as well, adding a first-person perspective when driving vehicles. Players will be able to navigate the landscape, accelerate and steer with the joystick and use their headset to aim the vehicles weapons. Furthermore, if players use motion controllers, they can interact with the menu systems in an entirely new way. Point, click, drag and drop, seamlessly flow through the menu system to save time so more can be spent playing Borderlands 2 VR.
Virtual Reality Gaming – The Future?
There are high hopes for the future of Virtual Reality in gaming and the technology is still only in its infancy when it comes to consumer headsets like the PlayStation VR. However, the headset is still capable of delivering a thrilling experience. Borderlands 2 is a massively popular title and bringing it to the PlayStation VR seems like it’s going to be a perfect match.
Stop by GigamaxGames.com in December to find Borderlands 2 VR gameplay. Find out how it performs on Sony’s consumer VR headset. Let’s hope it lives up to expectations or at least comes close.
Fans of the Hitman series will be excited to see some of the imaginative gadgets available to Agent 47 in HITMAN 2. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive added a new video to their How to Hitman series called, Tools of the Trade. These How to Hitman videos show off what gamers can expect to see from HITMAN 2.
The new game releases November 13th, 2018 and will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X, and PC.
A hitman is nothing without the right tools. Agent 47 is proficient with many of the classics, guns, hands, explosives, however, to be a great hitman, he needs to continue getting creative. Tools of the Trade highlights an assortment of tools, weapons, disguises, stealth techniques and unique ways to eliminate any target. The entire Tools of the Trade video is available below.
Official HITMAN 2 – How to Hitman: Tools of the Trade
Whether its a rubber ducky distraction, or falling coconuts, there’s no limit to how creative gamers can get. A hitman’s job depends on eliminating their targets and getting the task done as efficiently as possible. It seems as though HITMAN 2 will include the tools and environments necessary to accomplish these two goals in a variety of ways.
Even More HITMAN Gameplay
Tools of the Trade is the third video in the How to Hitman series. The first, Immersion, showed off some of the unique environments players can expect to experience when they pick up the game in November and showcased how each choice a gamer makes can influence the outcome of a scenario. The second video, Assassins Mindset, explored some of the unique disguises Agent 47 uses and the distraction options available to throw off the targets.
New Environments and Game Modes
HITMAN 2 will include 6 sandbox locations where Agent 47 will work. The two that are available to the public as of now are Miami and Colombia. The developer and publisher expressed that all of these new areas will be hyper-detailed. Gamers can expect to experience a living world to keep every contract feeling fresh and exciting.
Along with the new tools and locations coming to HITMAN 2, it also introduces Sniper Assassin mode. This is a standalone mode that brings a co-op experience to Hitman. It will be the first time a Hitman game allows two gamers to play together online to complete contracts. Sniper Assassin mode is available now for those that pre-order HITMAN 2. For people looking to make a name for themselves in the HITMAN universe, they can enter the HITMAN: Sniper Assassin Competition. Gamers that take part in the Sniper Assassin Competition compete for a chance to get their name and likeness included in future HITMAN 2 content.
With all the unique environments to experience and assassination tools to use, HITMAN 2 looks like it’ll be a refreshing take on the strategic stealth game.
Bungie finally confirmed that they are solving issues many fans are having with Destiny 2. Just before the Forsaken Expansion, a patch was implemented that increased the importance of the “Masterwork Cores” resource. The company acknowledged that the system is currently flawed and reassured fans that a fix was on the way.
Masterwork Core Rework on the Horizon
Before the patch was made live, Masterwork Cores were solely used for upgrading a weapon into their Masterwork version. These weapons have increased stats and add a variety of perks to the gun, but obtaining the resource necessary to make this transformation isn’t a simple task.
Now that Forsaken is out, Masterwork Cores are an essential ingredient for Destiny 2’s Infusion system, which allows players to boost their Light Level by deconstructing weapons. This was initially intended to make the choice of Infusion more difficult so Guardians would have to utilize a wider variety of weapons. Now that this resource is needed in two separate but important systems, fans believe the drop rate is too low.
This was one of the talking points for Bungie’s most recent blog post which acknowledged the player feedback and promised to fix it. The post detailed the two main problems: “Masterwork Cores have a misleading name. When they were created, the definition of a pinnacle item put the emphasis almost entirely on Masterworking. We expanded that definition in Forsaken, but didn’t update the currency. [Also], there are not enough reliable sources to earn Masterwork Cores, which can make deciding what to spend them on too difficult.” (https://bit.ly/2Ioi8PR)
Destiny 2 currently only offers a few ways to obtain Masterwork Cores: breaking down Legendary gear, purchasing them from the vendor on the Tangled Shore, or using a Consumable that causes bosses to drop them. On top of the update to cores, Bungie is modifying Exotic drop rates so that players are less likely to earn weapons or armor they’ve already received.
This certainly wouldn’t be the first time Bungie changed a system that fans had complaints about. It’s reassuring to see their open-mindedness when it comes to taking advice from fan feedback. Make sure you keep track of all Destiny 2’s changes by checking back here with us here at GigamaxGames.com.
Valve announced their plan to officially start moderating comments on individual game discussions on their popular gaming platform, Steam. Before today’s development, Valve was only moderating Steam’s screenshots, artwork, guides, user profiles, community groups, and user reviews.
Live look at Valve taking down toxic comments
Valve Sick of Toxic Comments
The company made the statement via a Steam blog post which read: “In the past, we’ve been hesitant to get involved in the moderation of individual game discussions, as we didn’t want to step on the toes of game developers that want to have their own style of communication with players and their own set of guidelines for behavior. But over time, we’ve been hearing from more and more game developers that would actually prefer for us to take a more active role in discussion boards, at least to the extent of handling posts that are reported by other players.”
This does not mean Valve will be actively scanning forums and various comment threads for comments that break their terms of service and community guidelines. The company will rely on reports from users on the platform in order to ensure all of their rules are being followed. This is to make sure developers that joke around with their community and are rude on purpose don’t get taken down by an automated system. Valve will only target comments that have been reported.
Actual picture of a Steam troll
All of this news follows a year of numerous changes to Steam’s policies on censorship, which have been met with backlash by users. Earlier in the year, Valve announced that everything and anything could go up on Steam as long as it wasn’t illegal or a blatant attempt to troll potential buyers. It will be interesting to see how long this new system performs considering the company’s nature of going back and forth on decisions, but Gigamax Games will be sure to keep every gamer updated on the latest changes and Steam updates!
Gamers may be starting to get sick of hearing Battle Royale, but that hasn’t stopped one of the biggest shooters in the world from adding the game mode to their upcoming release, Call of Duty Black Ops 4. The new mode is called Blackout and it has people talking. While Activision and Treyarch didn’t offer the public too many details regarding their take on this insanely popular game type, the most recent trailer for the experience certainly clears up a lot of confusion.
Official Call of Duty: Blat Ops 4 – Blackout Battle Royale
In typical Call of Duty fashion, the trailer offers big explosions, firefights, and serious teamwork all set behind a hype-building song. Although, fans that look deeper will see a collection of details that offers the most in-depth look into Blackout yet. The gameplay footage shows a number of different tools and weapons being used by soldiers decked out in skins representing a multitude of characters long-time Call of Duty fans will recognize. Various scenes portray players utilizing the copious amount of vehicles at their disposal including helicopters, pick up trucks, ATVs, and boats.
Another massive bit of information that was revealed in the trailer is the addition of zombies, making Blackout the first major Battle Royale mode to incorporate the undead into the festivities. This obstacle will only appear in sections of the map, themed after the arenas players fought these creatures in past Call of Duty titles. The trailer shows a squad utilizing the classic Monkey Bomb to summon the creatures to an opposing team’s location in an arena that looks reminiscent to the classic Asylum Zombie Mode map.
Call of Duty Fans Dream Come True
Blackout looks like a true love letter to the Call of Duty series. It has skins based on previous characters, guns from almost every generation, and even references to their most popular game modes. A Beta has been announced for the mode that will begin on September 10th on PS4 and September 14th on Xbox One/PC. In order to access the Beta, those interested in playing on console will need to pre-order Black Ops 4, although PC players don’t need to buy the game to try out Blackout mode during the beta.
The Gigamax Games crew will be sure to capture gameplay of Call of Duty Blackout the second it’s available. Check back on GigamaxGames.com soon to see for yourself what Call of Duty Blackout really brings to the table.
Everything You Need to Know About Shadow of the Tomb Raider
The third installment of the rebooted Tomb Raider series will be released this September. From the trailers and extended gameplay videos, Shadow of the Tomb Raider looks every bit as good as Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider. As with each new installment, there will be some changes that will take the game to the next level. Here is everything we know about Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
The biggest change is how players can now customize the difficulty levels to suit their play style. In the previous two titles, the difficulty settings covered every aspect of the game. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider players will have the option to change the difficulty settings for combat, puzzles, and environment traversal. This will allow players who prefer the fighting aspect of the game to have the combat setting on hard and the puzzles on an easier difficulty. The game can now be tailored to a player’s preference.
Lara Evolves and Gamers Benefit
As with Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara has evolved to become much better at taking down her enemies. IGN reports that Lara can now cover herself in mud to enhance her stealth mode. She will also have a wider range of weapon upgrades. One exciting addition includes the fear arrow, which causes enemies to attack each other.
The map is also much bigger than before. The immense vertical spaces will offer plenty of opportunities for Lara to rappel, swing, wall walk, and use her rope and climbing axes. Swimming and underwater exploration will also be featured more prominently in the new game, as there is a plant that Lara can consume to extend her the amount of time she can hold her breath. There will be many more side quests and stories that reveal hidden tombs, artifacts, crypts, and other interesting locations and items.
The story will continue on from Rise of the Tomb Raider as Lara fights the evil Trinity. This time she will face them in Latin America and among Mayan ruins. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara will not only be saving the world from Trinity, but also fixing her own actions after she sets off the Mayan apocalypse.
No End in Sight for Tomb Raider
With the Tomb Raider franchise continuing to be successful more than 20 years after it was first released is a testament to the how ingrained the character has become in pop culture. We reported that this year the original 1996 Tomb Raider was inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is just the latest in the media empire that is the Tomb Raider franchise – one that’s been conquering multiple gaming and entertainment platforms for years.
Lara Croft continues to find new fans with the character being featured in games outside of the traditional adventure platform titles. Leading gaming platform Slingo has several titles adapted from popular video games, including the slot game Lara Croft Tomb Raider. While the game may lack the open world adventure of the new series, it features all the elements that have made Tomb Raider popular across the globe: Lara Croft, exotic locations, and ancient puzzles.
Outside of the gaming industry, the franchise has also continued to thrive. This year, a film adapted from the 2013 game was released starring Alicia Vikander. In 2018, Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider franchise has never been stronger.
It has been a three year wait for fans of Tomb Raider, and soon they will be able to once again experience a new adventure. From the violent opening that was shown off at gaming conventions, it looks like Shadow of the Tomb Raider will take the series further forward, and be another instant classic worthy of the franchise.
Ubisoft continues to support their massively popular first-person shooter, Rainbow Six Siege. The next Operation brings two new Rainbow Six Operators and the map, Hereford Base will be redesigned. Dubbed, Operation: Grim Sky, the new Operation will also include some highly requested gameplay adjustments.
The first details are now available on the Siege blog but there will be a massive reveal on the Rainbow Six Twitch channel on August 17th through 19th.
New Operators and Reworked Map
Two new Rainbow Six Siege operators are joining the fight. Hailing from two different CTUs, they are now a part of Rainbow’s Urban Tactical Response Team, codenamed Grim Sky (GSUTR).
With experience in handling mob behavior and an expert in snatch-squad tactics, the first Operator is a Defender from Great Britain. Her name hasn’t yet been made public (probably to protect her identity and family). However, there were a few details that have been made public. She’s a hardened, no-nonsense cop itching to pump up the action and take her spot on the front line.
Another American Attacker is making their way to the fray. He is a specialist and a skilled tactician that saw intense action in Afghanistan. After spending mentally scarring time in war-torn Kabul, he still managed to fall in love with the city. Known far and wide for his surgical precision, he will stand out within the Rainbow Six universe.
Not much is known about these operators and Ubisoft is offering very little in the way of hints that might point to these new Operators special abilities. Each has an interesting backstory which is consistent with every Rainbow Six Siege Operator but the world will need to wait until August 17th – 19th to find out all the gritty details.
The adjustments being made to Hereford Base are Ubisofts attempt to “raise the bar for competitive play”. It’s unclear what exactly this means at this time but those that enjoy the competitive side of Rainbow Six Siege might welcome these renovations.
Improving Gameplay and Quality of Life
Operation: Grim Sky isn’t just bringing new Rainbow Six Siege Operators and a reworked map, gameplay improvements and quality of life are being added as well. These improvements include modifications to weapon sight alignment, adjustments to the Operator Idle Pick and dynamic resolution scaling for consoles.
GigamaxGames.com will continue following any details that surface before the Rainbow Six Siege Twitch broadcast. After the event, be sure to check back here for all the latest announcements surrounding Operation: Grim Sky. Once Operation: Grim Sky is live, the Gigamax Games crew will host a stream to show off both new Rainbow Six Siege characters and the reworked, Hereford Base.
Halo Infinite will be a joint development project from 343 Industries and Skybox Labs. The Vancouver based game studio has a long history of working with 343 Industries. They were the development team behind Halo 5 Forge Mode on Windows 10 and added the Xbox One X enhancements to the title. Although, this time around it sounds like their work on Halo Infinite will be much more substantial.
Skybox and 343 Going All In
In a press release, Skybox said that it will work together with 343 on “features across the game including AI, gameplay, networking, and cutting-edge graphics features.” (https://bit.ly/2LpycWh)
Halo FPS studio head, Chris Lee, mentioned in a statement that he believed Skybox is already doing great work on Halo Infinite. Meanwhile, Skybox’s co-founder Steven Silvester said that their studio is energized by Halo’s new art direction and engine which is being called, SlipSpace.
Skybox also clarified in their statement that most of their 100-plus developers are currently working on Halo Infinite’s development. The studio has been growing over the past couple of years and that hasn’t stopped the team looking for talented game developers with experience in a number of different disciplines.
“Jim, You Said You Remembered Where We Parked”
Halo Infinite was announced at E3 2018 during Microsoft’s press conference with a flashy trailer intended to show off the SlipsSpace Engine, but 343 has yet to reveal actual gameplay or story details. Although, the world does know for sure that the game’s new direction is meant to be a nod to the original Halo. Microsoft has said that Halo Infinite is bringing the franchise back to its roots with an entry that is bigger and bolder than any previous game in the series.
For more news on the upcoming Halo title be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com!
One summer day shook the world of video games to its core. Yesterday, 7/24/18 didn’t bring along a major release but it did offer game changing updates to major titles and a controversial one as well. No Man’s Sky, Overwatch, Fortnite, GTA Online, and Metal Gear Solid 5 all received impressive, game changing updates, all on the same day.
Some of these games are years old but continue to flourish as game changing updates continue bringing new, fresh content to gamers around the world. The video game industry is changing and now an update can create the same or even more excitement than a brand new video game release.
Fortnite Birthday Patch
Everyone loves cake and now Fortnite players will be able to celebrate Fortnites 1st birthday by finding cakes around the island. Each birthday challenge completed will unlock a “slice” of the birthday cosmetic set. Playground mode is coming back today, Wednesday, July 25th as well. In Playground mode, new team select options are being added so friends can squad up and organize team battles for fun, training or practice. The compact SMG, the newest Battle Royale weapon has also been added.
Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake
Save the World mode is receiving a new, #Fortnite1st special in-game quest line. The reward for completing it will be “Birthday Brigade Ramirez”. Players will also be able to find and eat birthday cakes to earn tickets which they can spend on a limited time Birthday Llama. Along with the birthday celebrations, Save the World players will be able to venture into the desert of Canny Valley and explore Thunder Route 99. New story, secrets, and environments await!
No Man’s Sky NEXT
Over two years after its release, No Man’s Sky is much closer to the game the developers first promised.
No Man’s Sky is back in a big way!
No Man’s Sky NEXT brings with it a variety of game changing updates, including weekly content and community events. They are free for all players and requires no microtransactions. Explorers will take part in these community missions to unlock rewards and customizations. People will also be able to interact with Xbox One Mixer streamers by modifying gameplay. Now, for even more game changers…
The previously announced multiplayer features and third-person mode are live.
All main resources have been reworked to increase realism.
Planetary resources have been expanded. Unique substances and items are determined by the planet’s biome, atmospheric conditions, and stellar classification.
Pack up deployable tech in your inventory.
Crafting has become more robust, allowing for buildable refineries to convert raw substances into valuable materials.
Unique procedurally generated tech to update the Exosuit, Multi-Tool and Starships have been added.
Players can excavate buried runes, find hidden treasures and turn salvaged components into raw base parts with the Terrain Manipulator and Blueprint Analyser, respectively.
Creatures will take on a more realistic feel and act more natural, herding together, grazing and fleeing from danger.
Overwatch New Character
The 28th hero has been added to the Overwatch roster. Hammond, aka “Wrecking Ball” is now available to play on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This adorable hamster is a rolling and swinging, ball of death. Overwatch embraced its wackiness with this unique character and the community is loving every second of it. Take a look at what makes this unique character so deadly and adorable in the video below.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
Make some noise for Quiet!
Three years after its release, Metal Gear Solid V releases a brand new patch. The multiplayer mode received its first update in a year. New weapons, gadgets and difficulty missions have been added, too. Fans of the series will also be happy to hear gamers can play as Quiet to infiltrate FOB missions as well as having access to additional difficulties.
GTA Online: After Hours
Rockstar Games brought the world of Grand Theft Auto V, GTA Online: After Hours. The most profitable entertainment product of all time is giving gamers the chance to create their own entertainment for the crime-ridden online world.
Run missions to secure bar and security staff, equipment and resident DJ.
Acquire your Nightclub Warehouse where players can manage all current businesses and expand your criminal empire.
Turf wars take on a new light with Business Battles. This is a first-come-first-serve opportunity for business owners, MCs and Organizations to steal “product” for their personal gain.
GTA Online: After Hours is also bringing seven new vehicles to Grand Theft Auto 5.
One day brought game changing updates to five titles. Years after their release, these games continue to be supported by developers, entertaining fans and expanding their universes.
The video game industry has gone through some interesting changes over the past few years. “Games as a service” has dominated the industry and the community is torn over how they feel about the business model. However, one undeniable benefit of this model is that the games people love continue to evolve and that seems to have gamers excited.