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Atomic Heart Gameplay Trailer Beating with Terror

Atomic Heart, the upcoming video game by Mundfish is turning heads by standing out in a spectacular way. The game developer continues to release gameplay footage and every second of video they offer to the world, anticipation for Atomic Heart skyrockets.

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It’s based in a alternate timeline where the technological revolution took place in the thick of the Soviet Union. Creepy doesn’t do gameplay of Atomic Heart justice. Coming to Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, Atomic Heart is ready to make gamers think about, and question reality.

Atomic Heart Latest Gameplay Trailer



At first glance, it’s clear Atomic Heart is cut from a different cloth. Weird creatures, floating masses of translucent goo, little round robots and absolutely breathtaking visuals all capped off with intense combat. Gamers play as a Soviet KGB officer, tasked with inspecting “facility 3826”. Exploring both aboveground and belowground, Atomic Hearts worlds are separated into different biomes. From the information on Mundfishs’ website, it seems as though combat will be split into two classifications depending on these biomes. Ordinary regions focus on melee weaponry and, what Mundfish classifies as PVP regions wont “limit the use of firearms.”

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Robots will be found around every corner of this odd and uncomfortable world. In Soviet Russia, robots were a way of life. All of these machines were manufactured in “the Factory” and were designed to serve the needs of the state or help its citizens. Every one of these robots was given a combat program which is activated in time of war. These are all the threats players will be facing as they explore this upside down timeline.

The Beta is expected to arrive in Q4 of 2019. As of now, there is no official release date but pre-orders are available to purchase on the Mundfish website. With its Bioshock-esk feel and unique take on a post-apocalyptic landscape, Atomic Heart is near the top of the Gigamax Games must-play list. Be sure to stick around as more news breaks surrounding this interesting new project by Mundfish begins to surface.

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Metro Exodus – Story Trailer and Impressions

Metro Exodus crawls out from beneath the streets of Russia on February 15th, 2019. Deep Silver and 4A Games gave audiences a taste of what’s to come with a brand new Story Trailer, yesterday 1/8/19. New characters, environments, challenges, and dangers await anyone that picks up a copy of Metro Exodus. Players will venture across the nuclear Russian wasteland and embark on a journey that will take them from Moscow to the Summer sands of the Caspian desert.  

The Aurora Heads East

Metro Exodus will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.

Metro Exodus Story Trailer - Escaping the Metro



Anna, the protagonist’s Artyom’s wife can be heard narrating the intense trailer. The short, 2 minute thirty second clip was enough to instill the massive amount of stress Artyom’s team of Spartan Rangers face as they explore the decolate Russian wasteland. A broken landscape trying to recover after nuclear devastation is at first all people may see. However, the struggle of this determined crew highlights the importance of searching for some peace in a time of war. Taking solace in a breath of fresh air will still not be enough to protect the Spartan Rangers from the evil that lurks beyond the Metro.

It's a Rough Life Above Ground

Gamers will board the Aurora, a weaponized steam train as Artyom, Anna and Spartan Rangers move East. Searching for more survivors and some kind of civilization, players will need to scavenge, craft, and fight in order to survive.

The press release emphasized that the “gripping story” will elevate classic Metro gameplay with massive, new, non-linear levels. Dynamic weather and day/night cycles are included, expected to enhance the immersion level. The developer also added a “choose your fate” mechanic, allowing players choices to determine if some comrades will live or die.

Pre-Order Bundle Incoming!

Along with the Story Trailer reveal, Deep Silver and Microsoft showed off the Xbox One X Metro Saga Bundle. The bundle is currently available for pre-order and it includes a 1TB Xbox One X Console, all three Metro games; Metro 2033 Redux, Metro: Last Light Redux, and the new Metro Exodus. MSRP for the bundle comes in at $499.00, the usual cost of a 1TB Xbox One X on its own.

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The last Metro game to come out, Metro: Last Light released in 2013. Metro Exodus is positioned to be a massive upgrade from the previous title. If the trailer is any indication of how the full game will turn out, Metro fans are in for a thrilling and unforgettable adventure.

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Next Call of Duty Could Be Modern Warfare Sequel

Most are aware that Call of Duty's development goes through a host of different companies and if the cycle continues as expected, Infinity Ward is next. A recent series of tweets of skeletons and skulls from the senior communication manager at Infinity Ward, Ashton Williams, could indicate the studios involvement in the project and potentially points toward what direction the game may take. Although, the tweets do not include any text, fans started to speculate on what the cryptic series of messages could mean.


Modern Warfare Sequel, Is That You?

Infinity Ward is the studio behind Call of Duty: Ghosts, which led many to believe that the messages were teasing Ghosts 2. However, according to Jason Schreier, editor at Kotaku, this is not accurate. Before Infinity Ward created Ghosts and Infinite Warfare, they were the team responsible for the widely popular Modern Warfare series. Fans may remember one of Modern Warfare 2's main characters was Lieutenant Simon "Ghost" Riley who wore a face mask with a skull pattern on it. Many fans suspect that the skull tweets could be indicating a sequel featuring the character.

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The tweets could also indicate that a Modern Warfare 2 remaster is on the way, considering how well Modern Warfare Remastered sold. The remake was sold alongside Infinite Warfare which could mean that the next Call of Duty will have a special edition that includes Modern Warfare 2 remastered. This is all speculation though, and the tweets could just be a tease for a brand new line of Call of Duty games, or, have nothing to do with the series at all.

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The last Call of Duty to release was Treyarch's, Black Ops 4, and was the first in the series not to feature a proper single player campaign. It was also the first time a Battle Royale mode was added to the game. As of now, it is not clear whether the next game will have either of these features. We'll be sure to keep a close eye on any developments so be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com.

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Top 7 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2019

It’s the New Year and that means taking a look at the most anticipated videos games coming out this year. 2019 is promising to bring gamers new classics and unforgettable video games. It will be hard to live up to the hype of 2018 with hits like God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, Monster Hunter: Worlds and so many more. The question remains if 2019 can offer up even more incredible games to people around the globe.

Below includes the Top 7 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2019. Tell the Gigamax Games crew which game you think will rain above them all in the poll at the bottom of the article! Also, be sure to leave a comment if you think there is a game that should have been included.

  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • Anthem
  • Halo Infinite
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Possible: Last of Us 2
  • Possible Death Stranding


Kingdom Hearts 3



Kingdom Hearts 3 might not only be the most anticipated video game of 2019, but it may well also be the most anticipated video game of the decade. Kingdom Hearts 2 released in 2005 and fans have been not-so-patiently waiting for the final entry in the trilogy. Gamers were able to get their Kingdom Hearts fix with games like Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep 0.2, but these games were only enough to hold them over. Now, 2019 is here and Kingdom Hearts 3 has an official release date, January 25th, 2019. Disney and Square Enix fans are nearly ending their 13-year long wait.

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep 0.2 Full Playthrough




Anthem

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A new franchise, Anthem made an impact on the world when it was first announced. Flying through an alien planet with friends in iron-man like suits, laying waste to extravagant enemies in beautiful, detailed environments. Built around multiplayer and cooperative play, Anthem is expected to offer a similar experience to Destiny, only in a different package It is promising to be everything Destiny wasn’t, and more of what the game should have been. Being developed by BioWare, Anthem is expected to hit stores on February 22nd, 2019. This newcomer might have people excited but some gamers are skeptical if it will actually deliver.


Halo Infinite

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343 Industries is keeping their lips sealed for the most part regarding their upcoming project, Halo Infinite. A sequel to Halo 5 and bringing back couch co-op, the developer is looking to make a splash with their latest Halo release. PCgamer expects a November 2019 release but this remains uncomfored. Right now, sometime a 2019 release is all the information available. There will be a bit of a wait before there is an official announcement. Furthermore, only after fans have a chance to play will the world know if 343 Industries was able to refresh a game that has grown stale in its old age.


Devil May Cry 5

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Devil May Cry, the classic action-adventure hack-and-slash experience is making its return on March 8th, 2019. Coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows, nearly every gamer will have the chance to see how Devil May Cry 5 holds up. Fans of the Devil May Cry franchise are itching to get their hands on this long-awaited title. Promising a thrilling, exciting, and unforgettable time, filled with gore and excessive violence, there’s no doubt Devil May Cry 5 will have at least a few redeeming qualities.


Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was supposed to release in 2018 but producer Koji Igarashi, former series producer for the Castlevania series announced on the Kickstarter Page it will be pushed back into the New Year. Anticipation is high for this Castlevania spiritual successor developed by ArtPlay, WayForward Technologies, Inti Creates, Monobit, and Dico Co., Ltd. It’s always great to see an indie game whip up the gaming community but it will be interesting to see if Koji Igarashi and the BloodStained: Ritual of the Night team can live up to expectations.


Possible: Last of Us 2

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Naughty Dog still hasn’t put forth a solidified release date for Last of Us 2. However, speculation is leading many to expect a 2019 release date. Branching off from Last of Us which released in 2013, Last of Us 2 will follow Ellie’s story as she tries to thrive in her diseased world. The Gigamax Games crew will continue to keep a lookout for any rumors, leaks, or official word about a release date for Last of Us 2. Don’t forget to check back on GigamaxGames.com for the latest video game news and announcements!


Possible: Death Stranding



Rumors, speculation, and “leaks", nothing has provided an actual release date for Death Stranding. The latest project by Kojima Productions is cloaked in mystery. Death Stranding was included on this list of most anticipated video games of 2019 simply because of the curiosity factor.
Walmart Canada leaked a June 2019 release date but that was later explained to be a mistake and a placeholder. Not much is known about the game besides the inclusion of Walking Dead star Norman Reedus, and an important baby, but the notable studio working on this unique project has gamers interest.

Only time will tell if 2019 will live up to the massive amount of amazing games released in 2018. There’s even a chance this year will be even greater. As of now, the line-up of new, interesting, and unique games releasing in the new year is enough to have gamers excited. However, there are sure to be a few surprises, so don’t go anywhere and remember to keep checking back on GigamaxGames.com for all the latest reviews, news, and video game industry announcements all throughout 2019!


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Halo Infinite Brings Back Couch Co-Op

The developers behind the Halo series, 343 Studios recently announced a few more details for Halo Infinite. This will be the sixth entry in the long-running series and based on what was said over the course of the stream, the title is still quite a ways off. 

Halo Infinite Brings New Game Engine

Halo Infinite is utilizing a new engine 343 created specifically for the game and it could push back the release date into 2020. Fans can expect a return to four-player split-screen co-op as the developer announced that it was working on the system for the new engine right now. 343 also mentioned that the armor customization feature in Infinite will resemble the one used in Halo Reach. Additionally, players that have reached level 152 in Halo 5: Guardians will receive an additional reward in Halo Infinite when the game is released. 

Halo 5 - New Details

Some details about Halo 5 were also revealed during the stream. It was said that 343 did not have many things left to add to the shooter when it comes to armor and emblem customization. It was also implied that post launch development of the title has slowed down as members of the Halo 5 team are moved to the Halo Infinite team. 

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343 previously mentioned that Infinite will feature Master Chief's coolest design yet. Although, not much else has been revealed as the studio remains tight-lipped on details regarding the game's development. The studio hasn't even decided whether they're reaching for a Mature rating like the previous generation's Halo titles or Teen like Halo 5. 

Halo Infinite is currently being developed for the Xbox One and PC and we here at Gigamax can't wait to see what 343 has in store. Be sure to check back with us here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest details on the title!

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Kingdom Hearts 3 – Final Trailer Until Launch

Kingdom Hearts 3 get another tease before its January 29th, 2019 launch. Square Enix released what is most likely their final trailer until the game becomes available. It’s been nearly 12 years since Kingdom Hearts 2 and the wait is finally coming to an end. This Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer marks an important milestone for both the developer and fans. Gamers excited to dive into the world of Disney and Square Enix don’t have to wait long.

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The trailer below is filled with gameplay and story details that will make any Kingdom Hearts fanatic start shaking with excitement. Its spectacular visuals don’t outshine the direction the developer took when creating one of the most highly anticipated games of the decade.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Final Trailer


Overall the trailer indicates Kingdom Hearts 3 will be the darkest, grittiest Kingdom Hearts to date. It looks as though the series grew up as their original audience became adults.

The excitement doesn’t end with the english version of the Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailer, there is also a Japanese version. It includes the Japanese soundtrack and voice acting. Anyone that wants as much Kingdom Hearts 3 as possible before 2019, the Japanese Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailer is below.



Being the last part of the Kingdom Hearts Trilogy, it will be the end of Sora’s adventure. All the characters that play a vital role in the main story show up in the trailer. Just from the short, three minute and forty-one second trailer is extraordinary and there’s no telling to what lengths the game creators went in order to send Sora off. With over 10 years since the second installment, anything less than an unforgettable, larger-than-life conclusion would be a massive disappointment.

Kingdom Hearts 3 will take place after the latest Kingdom Hearts title, Birth by Sleep. To catch up on the story and get ready for January 29th, the entire playthrough of Birth by Sleep is available below.

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Playthrough


Monsters Inc, Frozen, Toy Story, Winnie the Pooh, Pirates of the Caribbean, the list goes on. Disney had years to create new stories and the partnership between this world-renowned multinational media and entertainment conglomerate and prominent developer, Square Enix is ready to bring those tales to life once again. Disney already takes imagination and puts it on the big screen, however, melding these narratives together elevates the entire experience. All the new characters, environments, and adventures are sure to resonate with audiences all over the globe.

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Blizzard Cuts Back Heroes of the Storm Development

Things are not looking good for Blizzard's MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, a title that blended together all of the company's games like Overwatch, Diablo, Starcraft, and World of Warcraft. The president of Blizzard, J. Allen Brack, and chief development officer, Ray Gresko, announced today that developers are being pulled from the game and being transferred to different projects within the company. 

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In a press release that was made public today, Brack and Gresko said that it was a difficult decision to make and it will ultimately impact the future of the game. 

“Over the past several years, the work of evaluating our development processes and making hard decisions has led to new games and other products that we’re proud of,” Blizzard said. “We now have more live games and unannounced projects than at any point in the company’s history. We’re also at a point where we need to take some of our talented developers and bring their skills to other projects. As a result, we’ve made the difficult decision to shift some developers from Heroes of the Storm to other teams, and we’re excited to see the passion, knowledge, and experience that they’ll bring to those projects. This isn’t the first time we’ve had to make tough choices like this. Games like Diablo II, World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Overwatch, and more would not exist had we not made similar decisions in the past.” 

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This Isn't the End for Heroes of the Storm

The company assured they will continue development of the title, supporting the game with new characters and events, but the time between these updates will increase. According to the two executives, this is to set up Heroes of the Storm for long-term sustainability. 

Unfortunately, this news also means that Blizzard had to cancel both of their planned eSports events for Heroes of the Storm. The pro-level tournament, Heroes Global Championship, and the collegiate level contest, Heroes of the Dorm will get the axe. 

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Tough Call for Blizzard

“[A]fter looking at all of our priorities and options in light of the change with the game, the Heroes Global Championship and Heroes of the Dorm will not return in 2019,” the press release read. “This was another very difficult decision for us to make. The love that the community has for these programs is deeply felt by everyone who works on them, but we ultimately feel this is the right decision versus moving forward in a way that would not meet the standards that players and fans have come to expect.” 

It is a shame that this is the beginning of the end for a game that many enjoyed so much. Blizzard is making a responsible move by reallocating employees internally rather than laying people off. The MOBA space has plenty of competition in today's market and it looks like Heroes of the Storm couldn't keep up with games like League of Legends and DOTA. We here at Gigamax will keep a close eye on these deveopments, so be sure to check back here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest details. 

Source: news.blizzard.com/en-us/blizzard/22833558/heroes-of-the-storm-news

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Fortnite Season 7 Has Arrived With Plenty of Changes

Fortnite Season 7 Has Arrived With Plenty of Changes

Epic Games officially kicked off Season 7 of their insanely popular shooter, Fortnite, with the launch of their 7.00 update. As with every other season before it, this is a substantial patch that signifies the start of major changes to the game in the form of an event. In this update, an iceberg has collided with the Fortnite island, which expanded the map, added an icy look over sections of the terrain, added a plane, new skins, and plenty more.

"Discover new areas such as Frosty Flights, Polar Peak, and more," Epic says in the patch notes. "Uncover what’s in the new Battle Pass, rule the skies with the new X-4 Stormwing plane, and change the style of some of your favorite weapons and items with Wraps in Battle Royale."

Take to the Skys

The plane is able to hold five players, the pilot and four other people who ride along on the wings. The flying vehicle features a mounted turret that makes it a devastating mobile weapon.

With the new season also comes a new battle pass that features over 100 new cosmetic items for players to unlock by completing challenges and playing the game. Along with the typical cosmetics, Epic created a new type called Wraps which "allow you to customize your weapons and vehicles with all new looks to match and complement your favorite outfits." (https://bit.ly/2RDLdeb)

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Balloons have been adjusted so that players can still use their guns with the item. Epic also gave the boot to a bunch of items with the start of Fortnite Season 7 including Shadow Stones, Port-A-Fort, Chiller, Clinger, Double Barreled Shotgun, and Shockwave Grenade.

One of the biggest additions to Season 7 is Creative Mode, a sandbox based experience that encourages players to build unique Fortnite adventures either alone or with friends on their own private island. "It's a brand new way to experience the world of Fortnite," Epic said about the mode. "Design games, race around the island, battle your friends in new ways and build your dream Fortnite. It's all happening on your own private island where everything you make is saved."

Fortnite is currently a powerhouse in the multiplayer gaming space and it appears that Epic has no plans of slowing down on releasing updates for their popular shooter. If you'd like to see a full breakdown of all the changes, check out the full patch notes on Fortnite's website.

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Ubisoft Reveals Operation Wind Bastion Operators

Ubisoft revealed the next two battle-hardened operators that are making their way to Rainbow Six Siege in the next major update, Operation Wind Bastion. The two new characters go by the names Kaid the defender, and Nomad the attacker.

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Operation Wind Bastion New Operators

According to the lore of Rainbow Six Siege, Kaid is a traditionalist soldier who encourages his team to stop over-relying on technology. This new operators main gadget is the Rtila Electroclaw, which can be deployed on reinforced walls, hatches, barbed wire, and deployable shields to add an electrical effect that shocks opponents. While this may sound close to Bandit's ability, Kaid is much more of a tank and his Electroclaw is a more versatile tool that can be fired from a distance to quickly close off walls and hatches from enemies, but at a lower damage percentage.

While the second operator hasn't officially been revealed by Ubisoft, leaks popped up on the Rainbow Six Siege subreddit showing off the new character. Nomad's abilities appear to be a bit more mystical than players are used to, with the unique power of keeping enemies away with the wind. This appears to be a re-tooling of an enemy ability from Siege's limited time event, Outbreak. When used in the zombie mode, this ability also broke walls and objects.

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How her gadget works is less clear, but the trailer for Operation Wind Bastion seems to suggest she utilizes some sort of proximity dart. Ubisoft did drop a hint in a blog post earlier in the month that Nomad had a knack for pushing the enemy back.

Fans of Rainbow Six Siege won't have to wait long for the full reveal of Operation Wind Bastion as a full breakdown of both Kaid and Nomad, and the new fortress map will all be shown during the Pro League Finals on November 17th and 18th. Fans can watch the event on the official Siege Twitch channel. We'll be sure to keep an eye out on the latest update so be sure to check back here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest details.

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