If you haven’t jumped on the Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout hype train yet, you’re missing out. Just ask the 1.5 million (and counting) new players that played the game within the first 24 hours since it launched, quickly climbing up the Steam and Twitch rankings over the weekend.
Developers Mediatonic and publisher Devolver Digital have got a certified hit on their hands, and despite the server hiccups during launch, the game has gone on to be the perfect game for those short “stress-free” sessions.
In fact, over the weekend, it became the number 1 top grossing and top selling game on Steam!
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a Takeshi’s Castle inspired game where players battle it out across multiple rounds to claim the crown. Each round, a number of players get eliminated and you’ll have to keep your wits about you to get the W. Sounds simple? Not quite!
Nearly a year since its release, Borderlands 3 remains to be a game that fans of the franchise can enjoy, especially with the plethora of updates it has received over the past few months. On the fence about this latest installment? You’re in luck as you can try it out for free on select platforms this weekend!
2K Games has announced that starting today until August 9, PlayStation and Xbox players will be able to enjoy Borderlands 3 for free as you shoot and loot your way across the galaxy. Enjoy the game enough to continue your adventure? All your progress will carry over should you choose to purchase the game, which is also on sale right now for up to 50% off on the respective storefronts. Meanwhile, Stadia users can enjoy the free play until August 10, while Steam players get to try it out until August 12.
Simply search for the Standard edition of Borderlands 3 on your platform’s online store and choose the free demo option, which won’t be available from the Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions of the game.
The prevailing lockdown in the metro has proven to be tough and challenging for a lot of people. Most have resorted to other forms of business to make ends meet, some have found solace in the world of video games, while others have taken up reading and learning new skills during this down time. One person, in particular, has been inspired by the games he was playing during the quarantine, enough to make him create a game of his own!
Jergs Correa from Marikina City has come up with a very timely game called ‘Lockdown Hero’, which is described as a 3D open world adventure game that has you being the hero that rids the world of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As seen on its Steam page, Lockdown Hero features character customization, quests, mini-games, and even a farming feature.
Check out the trailer below!
The most impressive thing about the game is that Jergs Correa, also known as Brick Geek Games, is the one man development team for Lockdown Hero. “Pinag-aralan ko lang gumawa ng games nung nag lockdown dahil wala magawa and ginawa ko sya in 5 weeks time during lockdown since madaming free time,” says Correa in a short conversation with OMG.
Jergs is not a game developer by trade (he was a 3D animator), but with enough perseverance and time brought about by the quarantine, he has produced something quite remarkable, even including his 9 year old daughter as one of the voice over talents in the game.
Lockdown Hero is now available on Steam for only PHP399.95 and for more information about the game or about Brick Geek Games, you can head on over to their Facebook Page.
Once slated as an expansion to the original game from 2016, Superhot: Mind Control Delete is now scheduled for release on July 16 as a full standalone title and the Superhot team is awesome enough to give it our for free if you own the original game.
Well, to be clear, if you ‘bought’ the original game.
According to the Superhot Website, if you purchased the original game before July 16 from any of the platforms the game is available on (Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, Epic Games Store, Origin, or GOG), then you are qualified for a free copy.
Basically, if you purchased SUPERHOT for one of the supported platforms and paid money for it at any time before the 16th of July 2020, then you’re probably a fantastic human being and you’re eligible for a free copy of SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE. How you acquire your free copy varies from platform to platform – see details below.
Superhot: Mind Control Delete, which was originally an expansion to 2016’s Superhot but grew into a stand-alone game, now has a release date: It will launch July 16, developer Superhot Team announced Thursday. Anybody who bought the original game — that is, spent money on Superhot, rather than got it via a giveaway like Twitch Prime or Xbox Games With Gold — will get the follow-up for free.
If you acquired your copy via giveaways like Twitch Prime or Xbox Games with Gold or Game Pass, then unfortunately you’re out of luck.
Mind Control Delete will feature the following:
Much bigger than its predecessors, MCD immerses you in its world for days of increasingly explosive slow-motion combat.
More mechanics at your disposal than ever before. Experiment with different play styles, different character builds, different ways to outsmart and dominate your enemies.
More power to accumulate as you progress through the game. Amass skills, hacks, special techniques to conquer waves of ever more dangerous enemies.
More characters for you to control and for your enemies to throw at you. Test your arsenal of tricks and weapons against increasingly deadlier, smarter foes.
More polish applied over nearly four years of Early Access development.
Guerrilla Games have announced that Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition will be launching on the PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store on August 7 and will retail for $49.99. Local pricing as per Steam sets it at PHP999.95.
You can check out the trailer below:
The PC version will have ultra-wide support, unlocked frame rates, and much more. Here is an overview as seen on Steam:
Experience Aloy’s entire legendary quest to unravel the mysteries of a world ruled by deadly Machines.
An outcast from her tribe, the young hunter fights to uncover her past, discover her destiny… and stop a catastrophic threat to the future.
Unleash devastating, tactical attacks against unique Machines and rival tribes as you explore an open world teeming with wildlife and danger.
Horizon Zero Dawn™ is a multi-award-winning action role-playing game – and this Complete Edition for PC includes the huge expansion The Frozen Wilds, featuring new lands, skills, weapons and Machines.
Includes: • Horizon Zero Dawn • The Frozen Wilds expansion • Carja Storm Ranger Outfit and Carja Mighty Bow • Carja Trader Pack • Banuk Trailblazer Outfit and Banuk Culling Bow • Banuk Traveller Pack • Nora Keeper Pack • Digital art book
Can your PC handle Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition? You can view the spec requirements below:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 64-bits
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K@3.3GHz or AMD FX email@example.comGHz
June was quite the exciting month in gaming as The Last of Us 2 finally hit retail along with other notable entries like The Isle of Armor for Pokemon Sword & Shield and Valrorant, among others.
July is shaping to be another month to look forward on account of a diverse lineup of games. It’s all here: VR, returning IPs, new IPs, remakes… You name it, July has got it!
Here are our picks for games to look out for this month!
Marvel’s Iron Man VR (Playstation VR) – July 3, 2020
It’s been a long time since the MCU’s Infinity Saga concluded but the memorable cast of Marvel’s heroes and villains are still fresh in the minds of everyone, especially MCU poster boy Iron Man. PS VR owners are in for a treat as they become the one and only Iron Man in this VR adventure that’s sure to give you the ride of your life.
CrossCode (Playstation 4, Switch, Xbox One) – July 9, 2020
Released back in 2018 for the PC, CrossCode will definitely get your attention for its 16-bit look, and there’s good reason it’ll be releasing for consoles this July on account of the praise it has been getting not only for the nostalgic retro look but also its action and puzzle elements. This blast from the past title is certainly something to look out for.
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Switch, PC) – July 10 (PAL) and 14, 2020 (NA)
If you can’t get enough of the farming life, then you’ll very likely want to get this entry in the game series that introduced us to the joys of farming, Harvest Moon aka Story of Seasons. It’s actually a remake of the Game Boy Advance title of the same name (just with the title change) and has already been released for the Switch in Japan back in October 17, 2019. This July 2020 though, the West will be able to now experience it with an English release for not only the Switch, but also on PC.
Paper Mario: The Origami King (Switch) – July 17, 2020
You can never count everyone’s favorite plumber out when it comes to a game release. Mario is back and is in a new Paper Mario title for the Nintendo Switch. Those who can’t get enough of Paper Mario’s action RPG type gameplay will have something to look forward to now with this newest entry in the series.
Ghost of Tsushima (Playstation 4) – July 17, 2020
It would be a crime to leave this out of the list. Another highly anticipated Playstation exclusive, Ghost of Tsushima, is looking to fulfill your samurai fantasy upon its release where you play as Jin Sakai, one of the last remaining samurai in Tsushima Island during the Mongol invasion of Japan. Bring out the Samurai in you using stealth or head-on sword fighting, and with the developers very hard at work to make the swordplay something worth your while, we just can’t wait.
Destroy All Humans! (Playstation 4, PC, Xbox One) – July 28, 2020
Last month, a classic Spongebob game was remastered. This month sees another well-known title get the remastered treatment. Destroy All Humans was an exciting sandbox title back when it was released back in June 21, 2005 where, as an alien named Cryto, your job is… well… to destroy all humans. It spawned a few more sequels due to its success and we’ll see if lightning strikes twice when the remake launches this July 2020
Grounded (PC, Xbox One) – July 30, 2020
Here’s something for all the Xbox owners. Developers Obsidian Entertainment, of Fallout and Outer Worlds fame, are crafting this interesting title that hits very close to home. That’s because the adventure takes place in your own backyard. Playing as a shrunken individual, you will need to survive against mundane creatures and hazards that became very dangerous at your current size. It’s definitely a quirky new idea and will be interesting to see how it fares when it is released.
During the New Game + expo, a surprise announcement by Inti Creates treated us to the next game in the Bloodstained series, logically titled as Curse of the Moon 2. To be clear, this is not Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night 2. Curse of the Moon served as the prelude to RotN and now it will be having a follow up.
No release date has been set, but you can check out the world premiere trailer below:
An overview of the upcoming follow up can be seen below, courtesy of Inti Creates (via Gematsu):
Curse of the Moon 2 brings classic 2D action and a dark, 8-bit aesthetic together with modern playability. The multiple-scenario structure of the previous title returns with an epic new story supervised by IGA (Koji Igarashi) himself.
Players take control of Zangetsu, a swordsman from the Far East who bears a deep grudge against demonkind. Zangetsu must battle his way to the demonic stronghold, but he doesn’t have to do it alone! Zangetsu can ally himself with a brand new cast of characters he meets along the way and add them to the playable roster.
Three brand-new playable characters appear in Curse of the Moon 2, including the exorcist Dominique. Each new character adds a variety of gameplay options, abilities, and ways to complete the games’ many stages.
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is set to release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
During EA Play, the promised Star Wars: Squadrons first look at gameplay has been revealed and it is looking to be every inch as epic as we were expecting it. It will be featuring a single player campaign, several multiplayer modes, and perhaps the most exciting of all, fleet battles!
Take a look at the gameplay trailer below. It’s looking real nice!
Here is the overview of the game:
ALL WINGS REPORT IN – Plan skirmishes with your squadron in the briefing room before taking off to the evolving battlefields across the galaxy. Compete in intense 5 vs. 5 multiplayer dogfights or unite with your squadron to tip the scales in monumental fleet battles. Together, you’re the galaxy’s finest.
MASTER LEGENDARY STARFIGHTERS – Take control of different classes of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets – including the agile A-wing and the devastating TIE bomber. Modify your ship, divert the power between its systems, and destroy your opponents in strategic space dogfights.
GET IN THE COCKPIT – The cockpit is your home. Use its dashboards to your advantage and – with just a thin hull of metal and glass between you and the perils of space – feel the intensity of combat from a first-person perspective. Take off in thrilling multiplayer modes and a unique single-player Star Wars story, which covers a key campaign near the conclusion of the Galactic Civil War. Immerse yourself in the pilot’s seat completely with the option to play the entirety of Star Wars: Squadrons in Virtual Reality on PlayStation®4 and PC.
THE MISSION IS CLEAR – Star Wars: Squadrons is a fully self-contained experience from day one, where you earn rewards through play. Climb the ranks and unlock new components like weapons, hulls, engines, shields, and cosmetic items in a clear path for progression that keeps gameplay fresh and engaging.
Star Wars: Squadrons is scheduled to release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC through Steam and Origin on October 2.
A rumor, or at least something a lot of Switch players have wanted for quite a while now, is a reality as it was confirmed during EA Play that the free-to-play shooter Apex Legends will be making it’s debut on Switch and Steam in the Fall of 2020.
All platforms will be receiving crossplay when it launches.
You can watch the (ongoing) EA Play presentation here:
Lithium City, a neon drenched action game by local indie developer Nico Tuason, is now available to download on Steam! Retailing for PHP249.95, immerse yourself in this fast paced action title that was previously showcased at international conferences such as the Tokyo Game Show, G-Star in Korea, and GDC China.
Check out the release trailer below:
Inspired by games like Transistor and Hotline Miami, Lithium City is set in a stylized isometric world and strives to deliver a fun and memorable single-player experience. The game is designed with very minimal UI and takes a more puzzle-like approach to combat encounters.
Fun trivia about the game – it has been in development for six years through the efforts of Nico Tuason (who handled the art, programming, and game design), John Camara (sound engineer and composer that led them to win best audio at the indi game festival in China), and Terry Tuason (interior design consultant and marketing).