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Dissidia Final Fantasy NT: New Final Fantasy Fighter

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT: New Final Fantasy Fighter

Square Enix offered some additional information about the closed beta for their upcoming Final Fantasy fighting game, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Last month the company announced they will be holding a closed beta but now gamers have an idea when they can play. Between August 25th and September 3rd, select players will have the chance to give this arcade fighter a try.

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Registration is now live and gamers have until August 20th to sign up for their chance to try out Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. North and Latin American players can sign up here and other regions can visit this site to register. Unfortunately be prepared for bad news, as with any closed-beta acceptance is going to be limited.

This game looks like it’s going to be an epic adventure. Come take a look at some Dissidia Final Fantasy NT below.

It isn’t the first time Square Enix released a Final Fantasy fighter. For the 20th anniversary in 2008, they released a similar fighting game for PlayStation Portable, Dissidia Final Fantasy. The North American version released back in 2009. This latest title should be an exciting revisit, with new characters and the incredible power of the modern console. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 with an expected release in 2018.

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For those not lucky enough to be chosen for the closed-beta, they’ll have to survive on gameplay footage from the lucky few until its release or an open-beta. However, Gigamax Games does have some Final Fantasy video’s to get you through the year. Be sure to keep checking back for new episodes and the latest gameplay.

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Dynasty Warriors 9 Coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Dynasty Warriors 9 Coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC

The developer behind Dynasty Warriors 9, Koei Tecmo, announced which platforms will be receiving the upcoming installment of this long running franchise. Everyone assumed the game would appear on PlayStation 4 as usual but the developer confirmed the game would also be playable on Xbox One and PC via Steam.

Dynasty Warriors 9 marks the next main game in the series of high intensity action combat games set in the East. Humongous battles and hack-and-slash combat still lie at the core of the series but this time around the developers are trying something new. A new approach to level design is being taken. Instead of only navigating battlefields, players will be able to travel across a sprawling open world set in China. Fans will get to roam the Great Wall, wander bamboo forests, and climb snowy mountain tops.

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Who Doesn’t Like New Stuff?

Also new to the series are a few tweaks to the tried and true combat system so familiar to fans. A new twist to the combo system has been implemented that involves hits adapting to the enemy’s state and polishing them off with an intense finishing blow. Players will also be able to interact with the world around them thanks to a context sensitive action system. Scale mountains with a grappling hook, smash a pot against someone’s head, or ignite an oil barrel and throw it at enemies. These are all options the new system opens up.

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A release date has yet to be set for Dynasty Warriors 9 but plenty of games from the studio will precede it. Warriors All-Stars will hit the PS4 and PC on August 29th as well as the second Nintendo spinoff, Fire Emblem Warrior, which will release on the Switch sometime this fall. We here at Gigamax are huge fans of the Dynasty Warriors series so we will be sure to keep a close eye on the upcoming installments. Be sure to keep checking back for more information!

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Dead Matter: A True Zombie Survival Game

Dead Matter: A True Zombie Survival Game

Every fan of zombie fiction has at some point asked themselves “what would I do in a zombie apocalypse?” The indie developer, Quantum Integrity, is looking to help answer this question with their upcoming sandbox survival game Dead Matter. Originally developed as a mod for Crysis 2 back in 2013, the team behind the game put their heart and soul behind this project and it shows. With multiplayer, near endless customization, a humongous living world, and full mod support Dead Matter is quickly becoming the zombie survival experience everyone has been waiting for.

Kickstarter & A Dream

Quantum Integrity boasts on their Kickstarter page that Dead Matter is “true sandbox survival horror.” Players will get to fight through the zombie apocalypse however they see fit. That can include setting up a home base and defending it with their expansive crafting or barricading system all while cultivating the land or wandering the wasteland scavenging whatever tools, vehicles, weapons, and the food they can find. Set in the province of Alberta, Canada players will be able to experience the game alone or with friends as the developer intends to support both play styles equally.

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Freedom of expression is an important design choice for Quantum Integrity. Customization features have been at the core of Dead Matter since the games original inception. It starts with the character design where hair, head, and body can all be changed to whatever the player desires. When actually playing the game, customization extends to nearly every facet of the experience including weapons, vehicles, and buildings. Want to wrap a baseball bat in barbed wire? Go right ahead.  Strapping C4 onto a programmable alarm clock? Perfectly fine! Turn the family van into a zombie survivalist’s dream ride? Strap some defenses and gun racks on that bad boy and call it a day.

Alberta, Canada: Zombie Paradise 

In order to help nurture the ideas of their player base, the developer built a stunning recreation of Alberta that contains the lush wilderness of the Rockies and extends to the once bustling city of Calgary. Designed to simulate true survival any simple trip for supplies could turn into a battle against soldiers, raiders, or a family just doing what they have to in order to survive. The world was also fully designed in order to support the player’s settlements. Every building in the game is made to be barricaded, upgraded, and fitted with electricity and running water. All of the land can be farmed and the lakes can be fished. Live in the shadows of the city and survive in the wild or work together with the community to retake the city of Calgary by taking control of dams, transformers, and bridges.

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Finally, to assert their connection with the fan base and support where the game got its start, Quantum Integrity comes packed with full mod support. All of the procedural generation tools are being put into the players’ hands as well as C++ and Blueprint access. Any user can host their own server complete with all of their own settings and mods completely free of charge. The team over at Quantum Integrity are modders at their core and it shows through their devotion to the modding community.

Dead Matter looks like an amazing survival experience that we just couldn’t wait to back on Kickstarter. If this game sounds appealing to you, don’t forget to show the team some support by throwing them some money or showing them love on social media. We can’t wait to get our hands on this gem so be sure to keep checking back for more information as the game continues through its development process!

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City of Brass Announced by Uppercut Games

City of Brass Announced by Uppercut Games

Indie developer Uppercut Games, a team comprised of former Bioshock developers, has announced their latest adventure ‘City of Brass’. This upcoming first person rouguelite adventure puts an Arabian Nights twist on the genre that’s a welcomed change from the typical dungeon delves. The City of Brass is an extremely dangerous place for wary adventurers but can prove rewarding for those who take on what lies beneath the sand. Players can expect to take on a variety of dangerous spirits and be forced to avoid deadly traps on their quest to achieve wealth beyond their wildest dreams.

The player will take the role of a determined and cunning thief armed only with a trusty scimitar and a whip which can be used to disarm, trip, or stun enemies. Gameplay sounds very much like the Prince of Persia series, requiring the hero to swing across gaps, climb up objects, and destroy barricades in his journey to lay claim to the countless treasures. Traps will also be littered throughout the procedurally generated map including sharp blades to slide under, spears that must be dodged, and the stereotypical arrows coming out of holes in the wall. Players will also have to avoid crumbling ledges and poison gas traps, but all of these obstacles can be used to gain an advantage over enemies, if approached tactically.

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Final Thoughts

The team behind the game sounds incredibly passionate about the project with the lead designer, Ed Orman offering more insight into the game, “Developing a game with multiple, interacting systems that players can freely combine feels like a return to our roots, drawing on our experiences working on BioShock and many of our other favorites. Players must learn how to use the traps to kill their foes, and even turn enemies against each other. You’ll perish in the City of Brass – often, and quite horribly – but as your skills improve and you discover new ways to cheat death, you’ll return to fight another day.”

This adventure is expected to release this fall and we here at Gigamax can’t wait to start our journey through the desert. It is always exciting to see a passionate group of indie developers take on a dream project, and that’s exactly what this game sounds like it will be. This title is sure to impress so be sure to keeping check back for more information on City of Brass!

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Crash Bandicoot – Let’s Play Playlist

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – Play

This nostalgic blast from the past is finally here and Gigamax can’t get enough of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Excited to jump right in, Gigs and Mack begin their journey through this challenging adventure and it’s only the start. The Gigamax crew will be working their way through all three of the new Crash Bandicoot remastered games and they’re taking you along for the ride.

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Crash Bandicoot, notorious for its difficulty and fast paced gameplay is a challenging beast of a game. The bright colors, humorous sound effects, and story distract from its true colors. This is a game designed to make you rage quit and ‘accidently’ break a controller. Gigs and Mack might have been off to a decent start but there’s a long journey ahead.

Below you will find the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Playlist. This is where all the latest Crash videos will be located or you can find them on the Gigamax YouTube page. This classic has so much in store. Come take a nostalgic trip back in time to relive this series with incredible graphics included!

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Thank you all so much for taking the time to stop by. Hope you enjoy the Playlist by Gigamax Games. Experience all this amazing game has to offer, right here.

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Destiny 2 – How Bungie Plans To Improve

Destiny 2 – How Bungie Plans To Improve

Destiny 2 is nearly here and Activision shared some thoughts on how they plan to improve on the game’s design. The  original Destiny has been an insanely popular shooter ever since it dropped on the PlayStation 4 in 2014. The great graphics and exciting gameplay were able to keep players interested for a while but the community thrived on new DLC and post-release content. Slow to release and sometimes a let down, the community wanted more from these costly expansions and Destiny 2 is expected to address these issues.

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Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg shared some important thoughts with GI.biz, and it could point to more frequent and higher quality post-release content for Destiny 2. “I have not been happy with the cadence [of new content].” Hirshberg said. He continues on to explain “We got a lot right with Destiny 1, but one of the things we didn’t do was keep up with the demand for new content. I feel like that, as great as [DLC packs] The Dark Below. House of Wolves, The Taken King, and Rise of Iron all are, clearly there was appetite for more.” http://bit.ly/2uHGRqi

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

They aren’t just going to set big goals without any planning. Activision created a team of different studios to work alongside Bungie to produce higher quality and more plentiful content. High Moon, developers of the previous-gen versions of Advanced Warfare and Vicarious Visions which has up until now been exclusively working on the Skylanders series will be included on the new Destiny 2 post-release content team. Both of these developers are experienced and High Moon already has experience working with Bunie with the original Destiny.

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It would be nice to see more quality and expansive DLC’s for Destiny 2 after release. What would be even better is if Destiny 2 comes with a healthy amount of content on its own. We’re in a new era of gaming where DLCs drive the success of nearly any game forward. However, it is nice to see a developer strive to make these industry standard game additions worthwhile for the gamers.

With more information coming out about Destiny 2 almost every day, be sure to check back on Gigamax for the latest gaming updates.

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Escape From Tarkov: Closed Beta Available Soon

Escape From Tarkov: Closed Beta Available Soon

If you can’t get enough of gritty, realistic and explosive first-person shooters, Escape from Tarkov might just make your day. Developed by the independent Battlestate Games studio, those interested will soon have a chance to join in on the closed beta. Beginning in July, Battlestate Games will be hosting a closed beta, only available to those that pre-ordered Escape from Tarkov at any point in time. So if this is the first time you’ve heard of it and the gameplay footage below caught your eye, there’s still time to jump at the opportunity.

According to the official Escape from Tarkov website, it’s currently being developed for PC and Mac. When asked about a release on consoles in 2016, Nikita Buyanov – COO and Lead Designer at Battlestate Games had some interesting words to say. “While we are interested in bringing the game to consoles, PC version is going to be uncompromisingly feature-rich, and console versions will be adapted ports, not the other way around.” http://bit.ly/2seZfdi

Play on your own through a story-driven scenario based walkthrough or have friends join in to complete raids on large compounds. The maps are expansive, offering a detailed look at the city of Tarkov. Lore will be located around the city, filling the player in, further explaining the world.

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Unique Mechanics, Combat & Customization

Using their unique HECS system, standing for – Hazardous Environment Combat Simulor, Battlestate Games wants to deliver a hyper-realistic experience through and through. Weapons are unprecedentedly customizable and players need to keep in mind “real-life ballistics and projectile hit physics.”

They will need to manage their character in a way that’s nearly unheard of in a multiplayer fps. Gamers will be able to monitor their character’s health which consists of hydration, energy, blood pressure, blood loss, fractures, contusions, intoxication, exhaustion tremors and more. All need to be maintained and will have a direct impact on the character’s ability to eliminate their enemies.

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More Than Just A Shooter

There is also a great deal of non-combat activities. There will be NPC merchants that will only sell you items once trust is built. A shared economy will react in real-time depending on other players actions and events. You can even become a trader and open up your own store.

It seems like this game has much more to offer than just being another shooter on your hard drive. Escape from Tarkov looks like a welcomed, unique, gritty shooter. If you’re interested in learning more about the game or even want to jump on the closed beta, you can find more on their official website.

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ARMS – Nintendo Switch Playlist

ARMS – Nintendo Switch Playlist with Gigamax Games

ARMS, Nintendo’s new I.P., is finally here and it was well worth the wait. This intense fighter is truly a unique mix of mechanics and chaos. Outfitted with springy arms, the goal is to knock out your opponent before they have the chance to take you out. Jumping around the selection of arenas, players fling their arms at a distance and curve the punches to eliminate their opponent. Barriers located around the ring offer players the chance to wrap their enemies arms up and counter with a devastating blow.

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Multiplayer Modes and More!

That was only one of the multiplayer options the game has to offer. V-ball and Hoops are the other game types available. V-ball is literally volleyball but instead of a ball, players play with a bomb on a timer. Once the short timer ends, the orb drops wherever it’s located and a point is scored. Players fight, not with each other, but to keep the ball in the air and on their opponents side of the net.

Hoops, a Gigamax favorite is a variation of half-court basketball, without the ball. Players fight for the opportunity to grab their opponent and either slam-dunk their enemy for two points or launch them across the arena for their chance at a three-pointer.

These game modes and the variety of fighters offer gamers a chance to spend hours throwing extended punches while never getting bored. ARMS truly shines when played with a friend, providing some nail-biting matches. Nintendo has done it again, developing an addictive fighter with some loveable characters.

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ARMS – Gigamax YouTube Playlist

Below you will find the ARMS playlist by Gigamax. Watch as Gigs and Mack go head to head, showing off all the multiplayer game modes. There will be more video’s coming soon so be sure to Like, Comment and Subscribe for more in the future.

 

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Necromancer Ready For Its Debut

Necromancer Ready For Its Debut

Finally, Blizzard announces a release date for the Necromancer in Diablo 3. Expected to drop June 27th, both long time Diablo fans and those new to the series are ecstatic about the news. For a long time, Diablo 3 players were promised this new class with very little information on when they will actually receive the update. But now, the time has come.

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Gamers will only have to wait a few days to get their hands on the expansion. Those looking for an excuse to redownload or pick the game up again, now have the perfect reason to go back. Even though the class was compared to the Witch Doctor, the developers had to make some changes to the core game to accommodate its unique gameplay.

The Necromancer Stands Out

Let’s take a look at what makes the necromancer stand out and why it might have taken so long to make it available to everyone. One of the main obstacles the developers had to hurdle was the lack of corpses in the original release. When Travis Day, Sr. Game Designer was asked about this, he explained they added enemy corpses when a necromancer is on the map. This may have been one of the leading causes of the hold up in regard to its release.

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While the necromancer may have been a headache for the developers, it’s also a treat for the community. A melee focused Necromancer will still be possible in Diablo 3 and the popular summon, Golems will be making an appearance. Unfortunately they will be taking out the poison aspect of the class but the bone skill tree will remain.

There’s Always More At Gigamax!

If you’re a Diablo fan or curious about Diablo 3, jump over to the Diablo Let’s Play Page. There you will find a bunch of videos covering different Diablo 3 updates and discussion surrounding the once elusive Necromancer update.

Check back on Gigamax Games soon for even more information and videos surrounding the upcoming Diablo 3 update.

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Call of Cthulhu: Question Your Sanity

Call of Cthulhu: Question Your Sanity

Call of Cthulhu is a unique take on the horror genre, mixing a bit of Lovecraft with some Sherlock Holmes and wraps it up in an RPG package. Developed by the seasoned studio, Cyanide Games, they have referred to their game as an “RPG investigation game blending psychological horror and stealth mechanics in a deeply immersive world.” The narrative behind Call of Cthulhu is based on the old short story of the same name by H.P. Lovecraft and the developer is doing wonders for the source material.

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Uncovering Secrets and Strange Encounters

Players will fill the role of Edward Pierce, a private detective who’s main goal is to discover the truth behind the death of a prominent local artist and her family. Pierce has always been able to trust his instincts but after a series of whale mutilations and missing bodies, things are starting to get fishy. As you get closer to discovering the cult that worships The Great Dreamer, better known as Cthulhu, reality will bend and break and the player will not be able to trust anything.

The game plays much like one of the Amnesia titles and mind bending reality is just the start of the spooky things the player will encounter throughout their journey. Darkwater Island is also home to a mysterious cult that may or may not have octopus like faces and definitely wants to murder intruders. With only a lantern by their side, players will have to avoid these angry octopus men and Cthulhu himself when the game releases this year on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

Final Thoughts

We’re very excited to play this game and the trailers Cyanide Games have shown off give the impression that a lot of love has been put into this title. Call of Cthulhu is obviously crafted by a team that has done their research. For a better impression of what it will play like, check out the trailer from E3 2017 below and for news on everything gaming keep checking back with Gigamax Games!

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