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Google is Allegedly Working On the Second-Gen Stadia Servers Already

https://youtu.be/em32HdkmOqY Google Stadia isn’t even a year old yet, and it’s certainly had its fair share of problems, including the fact that it launched will very little support for promised features. Be that as it may, Google isn’t giving up yet and, if we’re to believe a recent report from Stadiacast, Google is already working on second-gen servers for the Stadia streaming service.   StadiaCast, for what it’s worth, is generally considered reliable when it comes to Stadia information, but you should still take the news with a grain of salt. Apparently, developers who have chosen to remain anonymous, have said that developers have been working on the second-gen servers for a week now. It does make sense as next-gen games need to be playable on the service if Stadia even stands a chance of surviving against the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5, but whether or not a streaming service will be able to keep up with dedicated console hardware is still a...

Surprise: New Games Coming to Stadia Includes Baldur’s Gate 3?

Google Stadia’s latest Community Blog update didn’t bring anything of real interest at first look. It listed five more new games coming to the system over the next six months (through summer 2020,) but none of them are groundbreaking by any means. But, deeper down in the post, hidden away among names like Orcs Must Die! 3 and Doom Eternal – games coming sometime this year – there hides the name Baldur’s Gate 3, a game that was announced just announced in June 2019 and wasn’t expected to arrive for some time. So far, Baldur’s Gate 3 doesn’t have anything close to a release date. Steam lists the game as TBA and, considering the fact that it’s Larian Studios most high-profile game thus far – Divinity: Original Sin 2 aside – you wouldn’t expect a game like this to be rushed. Yet, it’s still coming to Stadia sometime this year? Something sounds fishy. Or does it? PCGamesN decided to reach out to Larian Studios to question exactly what this little hidden announcement means and, surprisingly, the studio...

A new Terminator Crossover Event Has Come to Ghost Recon: Breakpoint

https://youtu.be/EqrhP5ePZ44 Following a teaser that was launched yesterday Ubisoft has finally launched the free-to-play Ghost Recon-Terminator crossover event. Two new Termintor-themed narrative missions are now underway, with the first one available now and the other arriving on February 1st. These aren’t just any Terminator’s, either, we’re talking about the original T-800 Terminators. The full Terminator story plays out in an all-new location known as Auroa, and it’ll put us in a team with future lady Rasa Aldwin. Ubisoft says we should expect “multiple mission settings, enemies, and dialogues,” all of which are inspired by the original Terminator from 1984. The Terminator-Ghost Recon crossover event runs between today and February 6th, and if you complete the missions, you’ll be graced with Terminator-themed weapons and vehicles. Plus, you’ll get the “iconic punk” outfit. A duo of cosmetic packs are available too, and those will allow you to dress as the Terminator (as in leather jacket, we assume) or Kyle Reese. The rewards are only available while the event...

Sam’s Story, a Sandbox-Style Expansion for Metro Exodus, Launches in February

When 4A Games launched The Two Colonels for Metro Exodus, there was a lot of disappointment in the air. Metro Exodus was meant to be more of a non-linear survival game yet, here we were, following a specific journey step-by-step as it was laid out for us. All of that is in the past, though, and the second DLC for Metro Exodus – known as Sam’s Story – opens things up as it leans toward the non-linear gameplay style that made Metro Exodus so awesome. In this DLC, we follow the story of Sam – an American marine that got stranded in Russia when shit hit the fan. He’s goal is to get back home to the U.S., but he needs to get to Vladivostok first, and that’s where we come in. As described by 4A Games, this is what we have in store for us: Sam, determined to find a way back to the USA, departed from the Aurora to make his way through...

Google Adds Two More Free (One Old) Games For Stadia Pro Subscribers

If you currently own a Google Stadia and subscribe to a Stadia Pro account, then you’re about get free access to Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Farm Simulator 19. These titles join Destiny 2: The Collection and Samurai Showdown as 100-percent free-to-play games. It’s worth mentioning that every current Stadia user is a Stadia Pro subscriber since only the Founder and Premiere editions of Staida have launched so far and they came along with a three-month subscription for free. Our Stadia Pro lineup keeps on growing! Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Farming Simulator 19 are both coming to Stadia Pro in December. Just log-in & redeem them at no additional charge with Stadia Pro.Check out our blog for additional details → https://t.co/dNveExnzuw pic.twitter.com/9L8K6NWaxj— Stadia (@GoogleStadia) November 26, 2019 That also means that if you sign up for Stadia before the end of the year, you’ll also get access to the free games as part of the three-month trial that comes with it. If you’ve already purchased any of the games that are...

Google Stadia Will Launch With Little Support For Promised Features

Family sharing won’t be supported at launchBuddy Pass support not available at launchStadia’s achievement system won’t be complete at launchExisting Chromecast devices won’t work with Stadia PC Players won’t get 4K/HDR gameplay or 5.1 surround surround soundWireless controller support only available for Chromecast Ultra The Google Stadia launches in less than a week and we’ve now learned that the streaming service will deliver about half of what was promised at best. Director of Product for the Stadio, Andrey Doronichev and Product Manager Beri Lee gave a long list of things that just won’t work when Stadia launches. On top of the list is the family sharing and buddy pass system. Neither will be available at launch, but Doronichev says it’s a “high priority feature” but won’t be ready until early 2020. That means that if you want to play with another person in the house, you need to buy two copies of the game. The Buddy Pass – the feature that will allow you to share your service with...

Google Stadia Launch Games List Plus What’s Coming

The first pre-orders of Google Stadia will start arriving on November 19th and we’re just now learning about the full list of games available at launch. There are a handful of good games available right off the bat, but nothing groundbreaking and nothing that’s new. Google Stadia Launch Games Assassin’s Creed OdysseyDestiny 2: The CollectionGYLTJust Dance 2020KineMortal Kombat 11Red Dead Redemption 2ThumperTomb Raider: Definitive EditionRise of the Tomb RaiderShadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive EditionSamurai Shodown Obviously, a few of the games on this list, like Mortal Kombat 11, were released this year but there are no Stadia-specific games or games that havne’t already been on the market. On the other hand, games like Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition have been out forever in game years (2014, if I recall correctly) Although the initial list of games is a little weak, there are more games coming over the course of the next month, leading up to 2020.

War and Strife Ride Together in Darksiders Genesis

https://youtu.be/E9rizcIquvo We were expecting Strife, the final horseman in Darksiders’ apocalyptic mythology to get his own solo adventure game as well, but the new Darksiders Genesis trailer tells us that he’s not riding solo as his brother War will be at his side. While this might come off as a bummer at first, it’s actually a pretty cool development. Strife isn’t anywhere near as serious as War, and his fighting style is very different as well. Strife is a ranged horseman, so when you’re playing as him, you get to use his magical guns – a huge departure from chopping with War’s sword. In this game, War and Strife have a new power that we’ve yet to see in previous games in which they can turn into massive monsters with cool attacks to take out large groups of enemies. Even better yet, you’re not forced to play the game in co-op mode. You can choose to play solo and...

Google Stadia Launches November 19 But Only For a Select Few

It’s been a long time coming, but the launch of Google Stadia is just over a month away with confirmation coming in that initial Founder’s Edition orders will launch on November 19,2019. The first systems to ship will be the Founder’s Edition models and those will be followed by the Premier Edition systems. The latter replaced the Founder’s Edition when they sold out during pre-orders.  Google promises that it will ship out orders in the same order in which they were bought and they’ll be sent with an activation code that allows you to set up your account and Stadia Pro, a $10 service that you’ll get for free for the first three months. The Stadia Pro subscription isn’t that bad of a deal as you’ll get free access to games like Destiny 2: The Collection, 4K streams at 60 fps, and 5.1 surround sound, among other things. Another highlight includes game discounts for games that aren’t included as “free.” The cool part is that you’ll supposedly be able to...

Can You Really Play As Anyone in Watch Dogs Legion?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVP1xQqE0Ik There's no way you can deny the fact that Watch Dogs Legion will be a brand new concept for open-world games. We're used to the old ways, where we play as one main character, with AI-people make up the entire population. Grand Theft Auto 5 changed that concept, to some extent, with 3 main characters, all of which were playable. They act like any other AI until we decide to play as them. Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to take that to the next level with even more playable characters. Watch Dogs Legion offers the opportunity to play as every single charater in the game. And, for those who already think of raising an army of 100 people to fight for any cause you want, it won't happen. You indeed will have the ability to play as anyone you meet, but you can't have more than 20 Hackers at a time. That's the limit. Searching for members...

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