First Episode of Destination Primus Vita Out Now On PC And Mac

The first episode of Epsilon Games' episodic space puzzler Destination Primus Vita is out now on PC and Mac. The studio is made up of former Ubisoft veterans, and Destination Primus Vita is set in 3044 after an apocalyptic alien attack on earth. You'll play as the six-person team headed on a four-year journey to the homework of the alien invaders, the first of six chapters has you playing as Austin.

You can pick up on Steam right here.

Narrative Sci-Fi Puzzler Destination Primus Vita – Episode 1: Austin Now Available on PC and Mac

MONTREAL, Canada – Aug. 16, 2018 – Destination Primus Vita, the episodic first-person space puzzler adventure crafted by Epsilon Games, a studio consisting of a former Ubisoft executive producer and lead character artist, and published by Green Man Gaming, introduces its first episode today on PC and Mac. The game will release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the coming months.

In 3044, Crew 121 takes off to Primus Vita to reclaim Earth’s lost water centuries after the aliens known as “The Shatters” stole it. Each member of the six-person crew has a role to play, whether it be a scientist, military operator, or communication expert.

NIM, the A.I. of the interstellar ship Beaufort, designs dreamscapes for each crew member while in cryo-sleep to preserve their mental acuity before the showdown with The Shatters on Primus Vita. These mental reconstructions pull from their personal histories between the crew and integrate tests and puzzles designed to strengthen both their logical and emotional intelligence. Dialogue choices affect the interpersonal relationships of the crew and reveal hidden truths.

Each of Destination Primus Vita’s six episodes unfolds from a different character’s perspective, though each person’s story is intertwined in different ways. Austin Blair, a quantum physicist working to find a way to confront the Shatters, serves as the protagonist of the first episode. Though she never wanted to join this mission, she feels protective of her younger brother, Coby, Crew 121’s lieutenant. Will her fierce sense of familial responsibility be her undoing, or her greatest strength?

“This episode is just the start of our star-spanning sci-fi saga,” says Anne Gibeault, Epsilon Games Creative Lead and author of the tie-in comic. “We’re ready to share this universe with our players and hope they empathize with the threats Crew 121 faces, whether external and alien, or internal and very human.”

Destination Primus Vita - Episode 1: Austin is now available on PC and Mac in English, French, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Russian from Green Man GamingSteam and other leading retailers. The “Come into Play” comic“I’ll soon meet with you” comic, and Episode 1: Austin soundtrack can be purchased separately. The Deluxe Edition containing all of these items at a 10% discount is also available for purchase.

For more information, please visit the official website, follow Primus Vita on Twitter, and like on Facebook.

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About Epsilon Games

Epsilon Games is a Montreal-based independent studio comprised of industry veterans whose portfolios include award-winning titles such as Myst, Assassin’s Creed, and Far Cry 3. With the desire to develop their own creative ideas, this talented team came together to focus on what has become the three pillars of the studio: storytelling, puzzles and immersion. The team strives to make games that they themselves want to play while also engaging all gamers physically, mentally and emotionally.

About Green Man Gaming

Green Man Gaming Publishing works with independent development studios globally to market their own games and increase the visibility of games in a challenging marketplace. The industry expertise and knowledge of the publishing team provide developers with hands on and collaborative support that includes in-depth market analysis, integrated Marketing and PR campaigns, finishing finance options and global retail strategy.

Greenmangaming.com is an eCommerce store and community platform offering millions of gamers a single destination for all things gaming. With customers in 195 countries, the store stocks a wide catalogue of multi-platform digital games at the best prices and provides the latest game data tracking, reviews and discussions on its community

For Honor Season VII: Storm and Fury Event: Reigning Inferno Begins

For Honor is still kicking around, with season seven launching earlier this month. A new in-game event has started and runs until the end of the month titled Reigning Inferno, which gives access to the new mode "Infernal Dominion", and exclusive rewards.

"The fury of Mt. Ignis has changed the face of the battlefield, setting the environment ablaze and choking the sky with ash. In the limited-time Infernal Dominion mode, when zones are contested, a ring of fire ignites, forcing players to choose between a close-quarters fight to the death, or take massive burn damage as they risk crossing the flames. Reigning Inferno also includes limited-time lootable rewards, including new fire-themed weapons, Battle Outfits, Faction Ornaments, and a fiery new Mood Effect. All-new themed Mask Outfits, as well as a new Emote, will also be available during the Reigning Inferno event. During the second week of the event, players can pick up the Reigning Inferno Bundle, which contains the Mask Outfit, Emote, Ornament and Battle Outfit for their Hero."

You can check out the trailer below, the event runs until August 30th. The game is also free on Xbox One part of the Games with Gold program until September 15th.

Montreal — August 16, 2018 – Today, Ubisoft announced the For Honor® Season VII: Storm and Fury in-game event, “Reigning Inferno,” begins today and is available until August 30. Reigning Inferno will introduce players to a new exclusive game mode, Infernal Dominion, as well as exclusive rewards. From August 16 to September 15, players can also pick up For Honor on Xbox One with Games with Gold.

The fury of Mt. Ignis has changed the face of the battlefield, setting the environment ablaze and choking the sky with ash. In the limited-time Infernal Dominion mode, when zones are contested, a ring of fire ignites, forcing players to choose between a close-quarters fight to the death, or take massive burn damage as they risk crossing the flames. Reigning Inferno also includes limited-time lootable rewards, including new fire-themed weapons, Battle Outfits, Faction Ornaments, and a fiery new Mood Effect. All-new themed Mask Outfits, as well as a new Emote, will also be available during the Reigning Inferno event. During the second week of the event, players can pick up the Reigning Inferno Bundle, which contains the Mask Outfit, Emote, Ornament and Battle Outfit for their Hero.

For newcomers looking to test their might on the battlefield, For Honor will be part of Xbox Live’s Games with Gold and will be available for free to download and keep forever for Xbox Live Gold members starting today, August 16 through September 15. For more information, check out xbox.com/en-CA/live/games-with-gold.

Following the introduction of dedicated servers and new training modes, For Honor will continue to grow with the release of the For Honor® Marching Fire™ expansion on October 16, with the brand-new Wu Lin faction joining the fray, a 4v4 castle siege Breach mode, unlimited PvE content and more.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios,* For Honor offers an engaging campaign and thrilling multiplayer modes. Players embody warriors of the three Great Factions – the bold Knights, the brutal Vikings and the deadly Samurai – fighting to the death on intense and believable melee battlefields. The Art of Battle, the game’s innovative combat system that puts players in total control of their warriors, allows them to utilize the unique skills and combat style of each hero to vanquish all enemies who stand in their way.

For more information about For Honor, please visit forhonorgame.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ForHonorGame and on Twitter at twitter.com/ForHonorGame.

For the latest about For Honor and other Ubisoft games, please visit news.ubisoft.com.

*Associate Ubisoft studios include Quebec, Toronto and Blue Byte. Additional development from Studio Gobo.

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017–18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.

© 2017–2018 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. The For Honor logo, Marching Fire, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.

Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombies Launches August 28th

The last piece of DLC for Far Cry 5; Dead Living Zombies, will be out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC August 28th. You can check out the teaser trailer and press release below.

FAR CRY® 5: DEAD LIVING ZOMBIES LAUNCHES AUGUST 28

SAN FRANCISCO — August 17, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft announced that Far Cry® 5: Dead Living Zombies, the third post-launch adventure, will release on August 28 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC. Guy Marvel, legendary film director from Far Cry® 5, is back with over-the-top zombie experiences that will be playable across seven unique maps. Dead Living Zombies can be purchased as add-on content for $7.99, as part of the season pass for $29.99 or the Gold Edition for $89.99.

Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombies pairs players with D-tier film director Guy Marvel as he pitches his vision for an epic zombie saga. On maps built from the powerful Far Cry Arcade Editor, players will explore seven different film scenarios as they face hordes of the undead across rooftops, farmlands, military bases and more. After completing each map, players can unlock Score Attack to achieve 3-star ratings, which will unlock weapons and gear to bring back to Hope County.

All Far Cry players will receive additional tools in Far Cry Arcade that unlock even more potential for map builders, including scripting tools and destructible objects. These additions will be available to players along with more new assets in our next update, Title Update 10.

The post-launch of Far Cry 5 includes three unique adventures – Hours of Darkness, Lost on Mars and Dead Living Zombies – giving players the opportunity to explore beyond Hope County. All Far Cry 5 owners also have a diverse selection of assets in Far Cry Arcade, allowing them to customize the Far Cry experience. The adventures are available in the season pass or as add-on content, while all asset releases for Far Cry Arcade will be available for free to all players.

Set in the United States, a first for the franchise, Far Cry 5 offers players total freedom to navigate a serene-looking yet deeply twisted world as the new junior deputy of fictional Hope County, Montana. Players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the Project at Eden’s Gate, igniting a violent takeover of the county. Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players will join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance. Far Cry 5 will continue to receive premium adventures available in the season pass, as well as free content, including new Far Cry Arcade assets and in-game live events following the launch.

For more information about Far Cry 5, please visit farcry.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/farcry.usa and on Twitter at twitter.com/farcrygame or hashtag #farcry5.

For the latest on Far Cry 5 and other Ubisoft games, please visit news.ubisoft.com.

ABOUT UBISOFT

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017–18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.

© 2018 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Far Cry, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Based on Crytek’s original Far Cry directed by Cevat Yerli.

Podcast Episode 99 - What's Wrong With We Happy Few, Super Crush KO Announcement, Cuphead Sales

Another podcast! This week Bret and I talked about the games that came out in 1999, what seems to be wrong with We Happy Few, Super Crush KO announcement reactions and much more. 

Remember to subscribe to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, or SoundCloud. And Patron's at the $4+ level got this episode 2 days early.

Maximum Football 2018 Out Now On PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

Maximum Football 2018 from Peterborough developer Canuck Play is out now for on PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The indepedently made football game doesn't have the NFL licenses, but does contain the option for players can play football in NFL, CFL, or College football settings and rules.

"The officially launched Maximum Football 2018 features multiple game options between Canadian football, American football, and College football. Gamers will also have the ability to play full seasons, hone skills in practice mode, customize team and players, full post-play replay with free camera control, multiple player body styles and game weather that impacts game play."

Want the game on Switch? The developer posted a video about that as well!

You can pick Maximum Football 2018 on PS4 right here, and Xbox One here, but if you're looking for a free version then we have a contest happening on our Twitter:

Graceful Explosion Machine Developer Announces Super Crush KO For Switch/Steam

Toronto-based Vertex Pop have announced their next game following 2017's Graceful Explosion Machine. Super Crush KO is a brawler/shooter platforming hybrid that has players saving humanity from an AI apocalypse. Features:

  • Lightning-fast gameplay that seamlessly blends shoot-em-up action and intense beat-em-up combat
  • Take on wave after wave of varied enemies with a deep combat system, designed with easy-to-execute combos and enemy juggling in mind
  • Explore a beautiful, colourful world inspired by futuristic urban cityscapes and pastel skylines
  • Online leaderboards and ranking systems will keep you coming back to S-Rank dozens of levels

You can check out the trailer below. We don't have a release date yet, we just know it'll be next year and come out on Nintendo Switch, and Steam.

Vertex Pop Announces Super Crush KO

Creators of Graceful Explosion Machine return with stylish brawler / shooter hybrid

Toronto, ON. August 10th, 2018. Toronto indie developer Vertex Pop today announced Super Crush KO, a fast-paced mix between beat ‘em up and shoot ‘em up, coming to Nintendo Switch and Steam in 2019. The game was announced as part of this year’s Indie Megabooth titles at PAX West, and will be playable for the first time at the Seattle event. From the official press kit:

Super Crush KO is a fast-paced brawler / shoot-em-up hybrid set in a vibrant, near-future city. Take control of a neon-wearing, robot-stomping, stylish-as-heck hero and save humanity from an AI apocalypse!

Online leaderboards and ranking systems will keep you coming back to S-Rank dozens of levels.

The game seamlessly blends close-quarters brawler with long-range shooter and was designed with enemy juggling in mind. Launch enemies into the air and blast them out of the sky in this unique, genre-bending action title.

About Vertex Pop: 

Vertex Pop is a Toronto-based indie game development studio run by Mobeen Fikree, striving to make fun, colourful, and intuitive action games. Their last title, Graceful Explosion Machine, debuted on the Nintendo Switch to great commercial and critical success.

Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes Announces For Console - Gets Release Date

Ottawa based Steel Crate Games have announced Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes will get patched to not require VR on PS4, and then this non-VR version will be coming to Switch and Xbox One later this month. The multiplayer game requires group of friends to work together, using bomb defusal manuals, to defuse a bomb before it explodes. 

You can pick up the game on Steam and PS4 right now, while it will be available on Switch and Xbox One August 16th, and 17th respectively. The non-VR patch it out for PS4 August 16th.

Cuphead Hits Huge Milestone - Announces Sale

Studio MDHR have announced that Cuphead has sold over 3 million units since going on sale last September. To celebrate, the game will be on sale starting tomorrow - make sure to pick it up before the DLC drops.

Interview With Dan Rodrigues - Composer Behind Runbow

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