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It’s Here! Minecraft Dungeons. (Review)

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Its finally here after all these months since i made the original article! I have been streaming Minecraft Dungeons all morning to celebrate its release. The fantastic thing about this game is there is little learning curve even for those not experienced with Diablo. Its simplistic yet gives a satisfying accomplishment to getting stronger and higher level. The Armor and weapons look and feel great yet not hard to let go for better equipment. You don’t need to be a hoarder. Among all else the game runs well and the graphics look great! Lets get into all the details of what this game does right and why it is so good! See where to buy and other information at the end of this article.

The Visuals!

While staying true to the original feel of the minecraft textures Minecraft Dungeons manages to have a unique twist. Personally i don’t know if it the lighting effects or extra care and love to the texture mapping but it looks great! From the lights from the hearth to the glowing ore of the caves the aesthetics of this game are top notch! One gripe I tend to have with games and this advanced of lighting is not being able to see without a solid light source. Minecraft Dungeons does not have this problem. I find myself being able to see even in the dark without feeling the volumetric shading being affected.

With this new world of visuals comes their own story to match the world. The setting of this game will show the rise of the Illegers rising to power through fate. You and your friends the heroes of this game will need to stand and fight the hoards threatening the Villagers. This game offers standard mobs along with the new mob variants and specialized bosses. You will experience this all in a Diablo like fashion strategy game.

General Gameplay

If you have ever played games like Dark Souls or Diablo then you will feel right at home. With these mechanics you will traverse the world within the game composed of mission hotspots to tackle objectives. Select one hotspot you are interested in and select your difficulty. The map you go into never feels exactly the same, at least as far as i noticed. It appears that there is some level of procedural generation in the layouts of whatever dungeon you go to. Along with the layout the mobs can be different in areas and surprise you with a boss or uncommon powerful enemy. If you are like me and like to play on the hardest difficulty possible then this can mean wiping easily depending on your luck.

As you progress through many challenges you will find yourself getting new gear of varying stats. This runs of the standard RPG fundamentals of tiered colored gear. Unlike its predecessor Minecraft the inventory is animated and looks to be what us as gamers have come to expect. It informative and helps to formulate a strategy for your next dungeon. There are no Class systems in Minecraft Dungeons. Everything is determined of your equipment and artifacts. Artifacts determine what your three “Abilities” that you can use are. You can fully customize how your character affects your party or whatever situation is by these artifacts.

This game is fully co-op up to four party members in a party. Additionally there is a two player local play as long as you have the remotes. Local play may allow more on console but as for PC it APPEARS to allow multiple people on one console. As far as for most PC users they will just play in the four player co-op via the internet. Multiplayer does well with keeping the game balanced. When a player dies a living player will have 30 seconds to relieve them. Its not as easy as you think I swear! When a player is down the will generate a darkness that can spawn mobs and more frequently when the timer starts to run out. However i believe this to depend more on the difficulty you play any particular mission on.

In Conclusion.

For console users you can find this game on whatever associated digital store your system uses. As for PC you get get Minecraft Dungeons through the Xbox beta live pass or at Mojang for 20$ USD. You can find it here at: https://www.minecraftdungeons.net/en-us/

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🎮Now available on Xbox One! Futuristic Racer Antigraviator!🌠

High-speed racer Antigraviator is now available for the Xbox One for $19.99! Developed by Cybernetic Walrus and published by Iceberg Interactive, this console release includes all content from the Viper Trails DLC, making this the complete Antigraviator experience!

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Race on beautiful tracks, where the danger is coming at light speed and chaos and havoc are the most normal thing in the world. Control your Grav in five game modes on six different worlds, each with three tracks. Challenge your friends in the highly competitive multiplayer modes, online or split screen. Sabotage your opponents by activating floating mines, causing landslides to throw rocks on circuits and deploy missile launchers scattered around the circuits. Personalize your Grav to your heart’s content, but choose wisely: one upgrade comes at the expense of another!

Platform: Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Anti-Gravity Racing
Developer: Cybernetic Walrus
Publisher: Iceberg Interactive
Release Date: 1 May 2020 (Xbox One)
Price:  $19,99

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OVERVIEW

Antigraviator is a sleek new take on the anti-gravity racing genre. Use traps, power-ups and boosts to overtake your opponents and dominate the track in single player or multiplayer mode. With no speed limit holding you back, Antigraviator delivers the fastest racing experience of the future.

DESCRIPTION

In the year 2210, racing has evolved far beyond its expected limits. New terraforming capabilities paired with scientific breakthroughs in the field of antigravity have given birth to a new spectacle: the Antigraviator tournament.

Race perpetually on exquisitely detailed stages, full of light-speed danger, chaos and mayhem. Guide your Grav in three game play modes across five different worlds with three tracks each. These dynamic courses come to life, while pushing the power of Unity to the limit.

Image: Cybernetic Walrus

Challenge your friends in the fiercely competitive multiplayer modes, either online or in split-screen mode. Race yourself to the top of the worldwide leader-board and earn special ranked skins. Sabotage your fellow racers by activating hover mines, creating a rock slide to cause tunnels to collapse, firing missiles from rocket launchers along the track, and many more malicious tricks.

Customize your Grav to your heart’s content, but choose wisely: deciding on one upgrade may mean compromising on another. Strategically tailor-make your Grav to gain the upper hand in races or face the crushing prospect of defeat. In addition to the customization options, unlockable skins will be available free of charge.

Image: Cybernetic Walrus

In this futuristic high-octane racing game, defying gravity is the least of your concerns!

Key Features

  • No speed limit!
  • Play the single player campaign to unlock new parts, devices and skins
  • Race locally against your friends with split-screen multiplayer for 2 players
  • Race against everyone in online multiplayer
  • Use environmental traps to catch up with your opponents
  • Customize your device to outrun your opponents
  • Soundtrack with 15 intense tracks that enhance your racing experience

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Antigraviator Website: http://www.antigraviator.com/

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Antigraviator Twitter page: https://twitter.com/antigravgame

Antigraviator Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/antigraviator/

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Discover the Dark Heart of Skyrim in The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor, Coming June 2 to Xbox

 

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Discover the Dark Heart of Skyrim in The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor, Coming June 2 to Xbox

 

For the first time since The Elder Scrolls Online’s launch, Tamriel’s adventurers will be able explore the snow-covered lands of Skyrim once again with the announcement of an all-new chapter, The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor. This new chapter, coming to Xbox One on June 2, is a major part of the brand-new Dark Heart of Skyrim year-long story that begins with the Harrowstorm dungeon DLC in March and continues throughout the entire year.

Now available for pre-purchase on the Microsoft Store, Greymoor takes you to the region of Western Skyrim. Not only will this new zone allow you to explore the cold wilderness that surrounds the city of Solitude, but it also provides an opportunity to explore the massive underground region of Blackreach. Whatever your experience was with this part of Tamriel during your adventures in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you’ll find the Western Skyrim of ESO, some 1,000 years before the events of TESV, a familiar but different land from the one you’ve explored previously, filled with new quests, delves, world bosses, and more.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor

In this new chapter, you will take part in a massive year-long story and help the besieged Nords investigate the emergence of horrific supernatural events called harrowstorms. Monstrous vampires and other dark beasts have emerged from the depths below Solitude, and it is up to you to put a stop to these dark events and discover the ancient evil at their heart.

This new chapter also introduces a new system, Antiquities, that allows you to scry and uncover ancient relics from all over the continent. As a would-be archeologist, you shall unearth fantastic new items and collectibles in your quest to discover Tamriel’s hidden history.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor

As part of the Dark Heart of Skyrim year-long adventure, the story you experience in the Greymoor chapter (and the Harrowstorm DLC before it) will be a part of a major storyline that continues throughout the entirety of 2020. Of course, Greymoor’s storyline is a complete adventure in its own right, and how you choose to play each new release in 2020 is entirely up to you!

The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor is now available for pre-purchase on the Microsoft Store, and it includes both Standard and Collector’s Editions (that have additional digital items) as well as Upgrade versions for those who already own the ESO base game. Don’t forget Xbox Game Pass members: You already have access to the Elder Scrolls Online base game! If you pre-purchase Greymoor, you’ll also receive bonus in-game items and collectibles, including instant access to the Holdbreaker Warhorse mount.

An ancient evil has awoken beneath the frozen lands of Western Skyrim, and an epic new year-long adventure beckons to Tamriel’s champions. It’s time to face the darkness that now marches forth from Blackreach — Skyrim needs heroes!

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Rainbow Six Siege and “Money Heist” Team Up in Free Weekend Event

 

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Rainbow Six Siege and “Money Heist” Team Up in Free Weekend Event

 

 

Summary

  • Rainbow Six Siege crosses over with Netflix’s “Money Heist” for a special in-game event
  • Xbox Live Gold members can play Rainbow Six Siege for free between November 21 and November 24
  • Grab Rainbow Six Siege from the Microsoft Store for up to 70% off until December 3

Rainbow Six Siege crosses over with Netflix’s “Money Heist” (aka “La Casa de Papel”) for a special in-game event that begins today, adding a new, show-inspired mode and cosmetic items until November 24. What’s more, Xbox Live Gold members can try the new content for free, as Rainbow Six Siege will be free to download and play between November 21 and November 24.

During the event, players can take on a special Hostage mode set in the Bank map, with the hostage kitted out in the red suit and Salvador Dali mask worn by the “Money Heist” robbery crew. The event also adds eight new cosmetic items for two of Rainbow Six Siege’s Operators; Vigil and Hibana each get their own versions of the red suits and Dali masks, along with exclusive weapon skins and “Money Heist”-inspired charms. The new cosmetics will be available for purchase in two bundles, which players can grab for 1,680 R6 Credits.

Xbox Live Gold members who want to keep the tense firefights going after the event ends can grab Rainbow Six Siege from the Microsoft Store for up to 70% off until December 3, and preserve any progress they made during the weekend event.

In the meantime, jump in risk-free, try the “Money Heist” event (along with all the other maps and modes included in the game), and see for yourself why Rainbow Six Siege, now in its fourth year,is going stronger than ever.

 

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Code Vein: A Extraordinary Experience.

Code Vein, developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment, at first did not stand out as a must try video game. I stumbled upon this title on steam shortly after it was released on Steam. I checked the images and trailer and thought nothing more than it looked like another Japanese slash em up. It wasn’t that the visuals were anime themed ,but more or less that I was never entertained by Japanese fighting games. However a friend of mine revealed the true potential fun of this game one afternoon and I was enthralled.

What is Code Vein exactly?

Code Vein is a story based game that plays a lot like Dark Souls type games. You will create a character and be thrown into the world with little explanation of what exactly you are. You and many others are vampire like creatures infected with the BOR parasites giving the ability to manipulate your blood. These humans now called “Revenants” need blood to survive without becoming creatures called “The Lost” which an unending thirst for death. Upon rebirth your character and the companion with you have no memory of what has happened.

It is common for Revenants to lose memories especially from before what they call “The Collapse” before it got so hard to survive. Basically you and other Revenants survive by blood from humans or blood beads from fruit growing from a blood spring. However humans are rare and most of them are prisoners of the Revenants government. So scavenging blood beads is your only hope for avoiding becoming a lost yourself. You are taken by Revenants and forced into labor by finding blood beads. They need it because of a levy system imposed by the government of this lost territory. You will run into a group lead by Louis to end the thirst for blood plaguing Revenants and causing them to become lost.

Features!!!

There is a lot of story behind Code Vein and a lot of fighting. However there is a TON of things to do when you dont feel like chopping through hordes of creatures. There are dialogue options and background stories to discover depending on the relations with your crew. Your surroundings will have animations to explore like interacting with chairs beds or the local base hot springs. Have you ever seen any anime ever? Remember the hot springs episodes? yeah you can now live that when you progress to that point. However in a personal opinion the best feature that initially peaked my interest was the character creation.

At first glance the character creation appears to be the same as any other game. However there are so many options and customization for nearly all options. You can move around pre placed options or even place something asymmetrically. Hair and clothing even to appear to have physics helping to immerse the player into the world all that more. Textures, colors, and alternate choices exist for most features within this creature. Additionally the game allows you to change your appearance even gender at mirrors. So you can even customize your appearance depending on the experiences you have. Save presets to load them as you go or revert certain changes you have made that didn’t stick to your theme.

The Story is Crazy!

I do not want to spoil the story because i find it would ruin the overall experience. But Code Vein is full of twists and unexpected results of your actions. There are a few predictable moments but from my opinion this will not ruin the overall experience. Play solo and rip your hair out as your cortisol levels sharply rise from seemingly impossible missions. Or get help from your friends and rip your friends hair out as the continue to fail you spectacularly. One thing to keep in mind is that if the host of a game defeats the boss of the region you will not be able to play together in that location. For hardcore dark souls players you will feel right at home. God bless your souls…

Code Vein is currently 60$ on steam with the option at a Deluxe Edition for 80$. In addition to a 25$ for a seasons pass for any new content.
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NEW RELEASES: Xbox One New Releases for Tuesday October 29th 2019

 

 

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NEW RELEASES: Xbox One New Releases for Tuesday October 29th 2019

 

Here are your newly released Xbox One games for Tuesday October 29, 2019

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Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft Dungeons Screenshot Nighttime Battle 2

Minecraft Dungeons plays much like a dungeon crawler game. Think of it a lot like Diablo by the looks of how it plays. It is classified as an action role-play/ action adventure game and obviously within the minecraft universe. Mojang and Double Eleven have developed this game in the Unreal engine and seem to have dynamic lights and better graphics yet still feel like minecraft. Minecraft Dungeons is primarily meant to be a singleplayer adventure however will have up to 4 player co-op option to play with friends.

Minecraft Dungeons Screenshot Lava Bridge

What is Game-play Like?

Unlike Minecraft there is no crafting or building in this game. You will explore procedural generated world and dungeons and conquer challenges set before you. There are no classes and you and friends can wear any piece of gear you find. Gear and items will determine the advantages you will have against the hordes of mobs that will be coming your way. You will be able to pull up a map overlay while you play to help guide you through pre determined missions. Additionally this overlay will help you find loot and potentially help you with challenges. Keep in mind this is meant to be an adventure so the map will only help you so much.

This project does not seem to have been thrown together. It is a passion project with many details. The animations within the game feel like minecraft yet smoother and more refined. The soundtrack has been well thought out with nice music appropriate to where you are in the world. Additionally it seams you can even have a npc helper that follows you around and help you in intense combat situations. Everything looks as it is suppose to belong but also up to par with modern graphics and refinement.

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Minecraft Dungeons will be released Q2 of 2020 to Mojang’s website. It is not a long wait so getting on the hype train wont mean suffering while waiting for release. Minecraft Dungeons is estimated to be around 20$ for base game and rumors of 30$ for a seasons pass for DLC. However these are just rumors and not confirmed as far as i can tell.

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Crusader Kings III is Coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC in 2020

 

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Crusader Kings III is Coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC in 2020

 

Seven years ago, Paradox Interactive redefined grand strategy, emergent storytelling, and alternate history in one incredible game: Crusader Kings II. Today, seven years of expansions, surprises, and amazing stories later, we announced a worthy heir to the throne at PDXCON 2019: Crusader Kings III is coming in 2020. We can’t wait to share a new generation of grand strategy with players everywhere, and we have even more good news: if you’re on Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) it’ll be included in your subscription.

 

 

 

Crusader Kings III

 

 

Crusader Kings III is the sequel to an all-time favorite title from Paradox Development Studio, offering players a realm of medieval conquest, intrigue, and high drama. If you’re new to Crusader Kings, you’re about to discover a world where you can live out your own medieval saga as the leader (and the heirs of that leader) of a grand dynasty. You can determine your own fate — conquer your way across Europe, establish your rule over matters of religion, culture, or simply ensure that your rivals meet with a series of “coincidental” misfortunes. If you’re a long-time veteran of our series, then I think you will be both satisfied and surprised with what we have in store for you in this true, worthy sequel.

 

 

 

Crusader Kings III

 

 

It’s an exciting honor to have finally revealed the project we’ve been working on, live on stage at PDXCON 2019 in Berlin, no less! What’s more, we were joined on stage by our friends at Microsoft to reveal that we’re sharing this new journey with PC players worldwide through Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta). Crusader Kings III will be available day one with Xbox Game Pass! If you’ve ever wanted to give our unique brand of grand strategy a try, there’s never been a better opportunity.

 

 

 

Crusader Kings III

 

 

Making a sequel that Crusader Kings fans will be satisfied with has been quite a journey. Over the years, CK2 has had several expansions with more content than I can possibly list here. From its humble beginning, we’ve seen the game explode in popularity and take on new challenges, conquering new territories just like an in-game dynasty! Our players have shared countless stories of the treachery, drama, and heartbreak they’ve experienced within Crusader Kings over the years, and with an all-new generation waiting in the wings, I can’t wait to hear about the guile, cunning, and strategy our fans (new and old alike) will attempt. Maybe some of them will even succeed, if they can outsmart the ambitious threats from other kingdoms and from their own councils.

 

 

 

Crusader Kings III

 

 

We’re going to have a lot more to share about Crusader Kings III in the coming months, so stay tuned to Xbox Wire and look for us on Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) in 2020!

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Farming Simulator 2019: Cotton DLC

As of the morning of July 23rd 2019 Giants Software has released it’s latest DLC. Only this time, it’s all about the cotton!

As most of the die-hard Farming Simulator 2019 players are aware, in the beginning of the development stages of the game, Giants Software went above and beyond to secure new licenses for real brands to be able to have in game. One of those is John Deere.

About the New DLC…

Upon the release of this DLC, players have been able to use yet another iconic piece of American agriculture equipment on their virtual farm. This DLC features the John Deere CP 690 cotton harvester, as well as an array of cotton bale handling equipment from brands like McCormack Industries and Giants Software’s in-house brand “lizard” to go along with it. With that they are adding in a new cotton bale type, the cotton round bale!

Images courtesy of the Farming Simulator website.

What Are All the New Implements?

To go into detail regarding new equipment, allow me to start with the McCormack individual bale handlers. In this pack, there are three types of implements for individual bale handling, one is a bale fork, used for picking up cotton bales from the unwrapped side profiles. The next is an undercarriage style, picking up from the same side as the bale fork, while lifting the bale from underneath, reducing damage to the inside of the bale. The third is an over the top carrier, which grabs from the wrapped round part of the bale, which allows for a different loading style on other vehicles.

As well as individual bale handlers, they are also adding in bale trailers. In total they are adding in three cotton bale trailers, one from McCormack Industies and two from lizard. The McCormack trailer is designed to pick up bales from the wrapped round side and hoist them onto the trailer so they are “sideways”, meaning it has to use rollers and some tipping to offload. The other two are clones of the in-game trailers, but scripted to take round bales.

Image courtesy of Farming Simulator 2019 Fact Sheets

In Summary…

This DLC adds a few new items to the player’s arsenal of agricultural heavy lifting. It does appear to be a good deal as all the items that were listed above are only five dollars on the Farming Simulator website. Also If you click Here, you can swing over to the official website where you can check it out for yourself and maybe even purchase it!

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Halo Infinite: What We Know

With E3 2019 in the books, many games or significant progress reports were revealed to the public. One of those was the greatly anticipated Halo Infinite, the next major piece in our favorite super-soldier’s journey. “Next major piece?” you might ask, yes, Halo Infinite will be “Halo 6”. Even though it does not follow the traditional Halo styling with having name then number, this will be the next installment in the series.

What Game Platforms will Halo Infinite be released on?

As it stands currently, 343 Industries will follow with traditional Halo ruling, sticking only to Microsoft products for its platform. However, following in the footsteps of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Halo Infinite will be making an appearance as well on Windows 10.

In fact, it appears that Microsoft and 343 industries might be taking a page from their old play-book and attempting to release Halo Infinite with their new console as well. This is the same plan that they executed back in 2001 with the release of Halo: Combat Evolved.

Halo Infinite Release Date?

A release date has not been set for Halo Infinite yet, however after doing a bit of research, It could be theorized that the release date will be in 2020 along with the new “Project Scarlet” as well. 343 Industries most likely will make this happen due to the creation of an entire new game engine to enhance the looks and game mechanics of Halo Infinite. This new game engine that has been created will most likely need something more powerful then the traditional xbox one.

Master Chief in Halo Infinite

One question that many people have asked, “Is Master Chief going to be in Halo Infinite?” Yes, he will once again be the main protagonist, as this is a continuation of the Halo series. It is not known however, what exactly his mission is, or why he is back in the armor that was seen in Halo 2. In my personal opinion, this will make an absolutely interesting storyline addition.

What will Halo Infinite Multiplayer be like?

343 Industries has not released much about Halo Infinite Multiplayer. Of the few details that have been released, it has been found out that Forge will be returning to the halo universe, as well as traditional halo game modes such as Slayer, Team Slayer. It has been stated by Frank O’Connor of 343 Industries that a “battle royale” mode will not be available in Halo Infinite as they do not want to stick to trends, but would rather put game types in that fit Halo instead.

In Summary…

Halo Infinite will be coming to both Xbox and Windows 1. This is amazing in the fact that Halo fans have wanted an ability to play on PC since halo 2 in 2007. Infinite will also have a very interesting storyline based around the events of Halo 5: Guardians, with what appears to be a retro twist. Also, Master Chief will be where he belongs, in the center of all of it.

Thats It for now, be sure to stay tuned here at Max Level Mag for more on Halo Infinite, and other games coming out in the near future, or any games that we as gamers, like to play.

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