A beat ’em Up well suited to the time of Romans…

Asterix and Obelix was a French Comic series that started 1959 (and still going strong) about Gaul (France)during the Roman Occupation. It’s a fun romp with magic potions, rambunctious bards and fiendish Romans all being explored (or beat up) by the comics namesakes’, Asterix and Obelix.

These historic heroes are getting a 2d beat-‘em-up in fall 2021!

It’ll be hand-drawn, to stay true to the style of the comics! It looks to have simple controls, and from the sneak peeks, it looks like it’ll be going through several of the comics’ storylines.

The game will have local co-op, and you can experience this historical-fantasy with your friends, and for those who read the comics, a fresh perspective on a French classic

It’ll be on these Platforms: PS4, Xbox One Consoles, Nintendo Switch, PC/Mac  – Backward compatible on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

Obelix at work
Obelix at work

PACER

Pacer was just released for Xbox on March 9th. The game had already been released on Playstation and PC. Pacer is an action packed anti-gravity racing game from R8 Games. Originally known as Formula Fusion and rebranded to Pacer in 2019, it’s the only game that R8 Games has released to the public. However, many of the developers at R8 have established themselves in the industry and worked on various major game franchises. This includes the Wipeout series, which PACER seems to have drawn much inspiration from. Like any good racing game, PACER lets the player customize their vehicle to their heart’s content. But where PACER really sets itself apart from most next-gen racing games would be the actual racing gameplay.

You can customize your craft at the Garage. Everything from the engine to the brakes can be fine-tuned.

High-Octane

PACER takes place in the year 2075. Anti-gravity motorsports have developed into a world renowned competition between highly skilled pilots. But crashing is far from the greatest danger that the pilots face while they’re racing. Every craft can be customized in a variety of ways and they can be fitted with deadly weaponry. You could be dodging bullets and bombs the whole way to the finish line. In the single-player campaign mode, you’ll advance through 10 unique race teams around the world to win the PACER World Championship. But there are plenty of other game modes beyond the campaign.

With up to 10 players in each race, there’s plenty of danger on the track.

Racing Around the Globe

Singleplayer and online multiplayer races have 8 individual game modes. One of these game modes, called “Storm”, is inspired by Battle Royales where you have to flee the ever encroaching storm as the battle races on. Plus, the game lets you race and battle on 14 different tracks that are located across the world. These numerous modes and tracks have kept people playing and kept people interested in the game. There are also plenty of other nice features that set the game apart. Every craft can be heavily customized to your preferences. So if you want to focus on the vehicle’s handling or speed, you can go for it. PACER also lets you create your own playlist from over 80+ songs in their library. This library includes tracks from many artists, including original songs from CoLD SToRAGE written exclusively for PACER. If you’re in the market for a new racing game with a twist, consider giving PACER a try.

#PACER #Indie #Racing #Battle

Transformers: Battlegrounds

Transformers: Battlegrounds was released on October 23rd for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. It’s published by Outright Games, known for publishing family-friendly games across a range of titles from Ice Age to Adventure Time. Transformers: Battlegrounds is an XCOM-styled strategy game. The player controls a team of up to six autobots that include fan favorites like Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. In each fight, the player will battle decepticons in turn-based combat using coordinated strategy. The game also features an overarching story about the hunt for the allspark and the fate of the universe.

Optimus Prime
The player can take control of a range of classic autobots.

Autobots, Roll Out

Transformers: Battlegrounds features an original story with a familiar plot. Megatron is invading the Earth in his hunt for the allspark and the autobots need to stop them. The battles will take you to maps across the Earth and the transformer planet of Cybertron. On Earth, fights will unfold in desserts, forests, cities, and even Cybertron itself. Plus, each controllable autobot has a unique Ultimate ability to be unleashed when their Energon meter is full. After you complete the story mode, the game also features local multiplayer. You can team up with a friend and play in co-op mode against the decepticons. Or, you could go head-to-head in battle against each other.

Screenshot of battle between transformers
Different autobots have different specialties in combat.

Fights against the Decepticons

Transformers: Battlegrounds features 3 difficulty modes to facilitate fun for players of all ages. The digital deluxe version include four skin packs and Cube mode. Cube mode is a capture-the-flag styled battle where the autobots and decepticons fight for the control over the allspark. All-in-all, Transformers: Battlegrounds is straight-forward in what it provides to the audience. If you enjoy the XCOM series or are a fan of turn-based combat, then you might enjoy this game. It’s definitely unlike any other Transformers game released in the past.

#Transformers #Battlegrounds #Outright

Call of Duty in 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

MODERN WARFARE 2

The Call Of Duty franchise is getting a lot of attention so far this year. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the 2010 release, appears to be getting a remaster. See this article from CharlieIntel. Several sources are saying this, but this has yet to be confirmed by Activision. I will refrain from too much speculation other than to say, bring it on!

BLACK OPS 4

In what looks to be a game-changing experience, Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 launches worldwide on Friday, 12th October for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.  Tune in Thursday, 17th May, when publisher Activision, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, and award-winning developer Treyarch, host the community reveal to a worldwide audience. Places to check:  www.callofduty.com , www.youtube.com/callofduty and follow @Treyarch and @CallofDuty on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook.

I am hearing that Black Ops 4 will not include a single player campaign mode. There could be any number of reasons for this. Making sense is the speculation surrounding the remaster of Modern Warfare 2 being Single player only. You would get one game for Single Player, another for the Multiplayer experience. Black Ops 4 may get a mode involving Zombies, but that is not the same as a single player mode. On a digression, I personally do not understand the fascination with zombies in video games. But anyway..

 

Call Of Duty World At War (Retro)

Call Of Duty World At War

The year was 2008. Call of Duty: World At War was a thing. Look at these platform release dates..

Call of Duty - World At War
Call of Duty – World At War

I honestly did not play this game a lot – but it had one of the best promo trailers I have ever seen:

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Call Of Duty – World At War
Call Of Duty – World At War

Call Of Duty – World At War
Call Of Duty – World At War

Call of Duty WWII Live Action Trailer

Call of Duty WWII - Chris Jones Gaming

London, England – 17th October, 2017 – First of All, Call of Duty is returning to WWII, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to get your squad back together.  Therefore, follow a team as they gather their friends for the most epic battle yet. This will feature “Figure It Out” by Royal Blood in Call of Duty WWII.

As a Result, you should get your squad back together before November 3rd.
Furthermore, The Squad leader needs to hear from you ASAP!

Consequently, you need to wake up and smell the coffee soldier!

Call of Duty: WWII

    Call of Duty® makes a dramatic return to the greatest military conflict in history and where the franchise first began, World War II.  On Friday, November 3rdCall of Duty®: WWII players enlist in an unforgettable journey of brotherhood. This is across the European theatre in a mission vital to the success of the Allied powers.  The all-new Call of Duty delivers gritty realism, authenticity and cinematic intensity on quite the epic scale.  In addition to the game’s boots-on-the-ground combat, Multiplayer offers a host of new mode, system and gameplay innovations across iconic map locations; while an all-new Nazi Zombies Cooperative mode unleashes a startling, new storyline and adrenaline filled experience.  Published by Activision and developed by Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty: WWII defines the World War II game experience for a new generation of consoles.

In Conclusion: It Seems like you should Pre-order Call of Duty: WWII on disc or digital download: http://www.CallofDuty.com/WWII

Call of Duty WWII - Chris Jones Gaming
Call of Duty WWII – Chris Jones Gaming

 

CODWW2
Call of Duty WWII (from 2017)

 

Follow: http://www.CallofDuty.com 

The original Call of Duty was released in 2003, set in the middle of the most brutal conflict in human history. The debut game spawned one of the most popular franchises in history, which has taken players across multiple theaters and through different eras, and today we are proud to announce that Call of Duty is returning to its World War II roots with Call of Duty: WWII

Developed by Infinity Ward, this is the game that started it all. Ambitiously focusing on the importance of an entire squad of soldiers, Call of Duty’s slogan was “In war, no one fights alone.” Throughout the game, players fight alongside their fellow soldiers across the backdrop of some of the most well-known engagements at D-Day and beyond.

FULL ARTICLE AT ACTIVISION

In 2017, Sledgehammer Games joined the WWII ranks of Call of Duty with Call of Duty: WWII, which brought the series back to World War II after nearly ten years. 

My personal favorite video from COD:

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Battlefield 1 Turning Tides Details

Battlefield 1 Turning Tides - Chris Jones Gaming

Battlefield 1 Turning Tides

Conquer land, air and sea in the amphibious battles of the Great War! In Battlefield 1 Turning Tides, deploy into all-out war in a variety of maps and gameplay set across Gallipoli and the North Sea. The third expansion of Battlefield 1 brings 4 all new maps, 6 new weapons, an Infiltrator Elite Class, L-Class Destroyer, C-Class Airship, in addition to a new epic Operation. Furthermore, In the new game mode, Conquest Assault, which seems like a twist on the signature conquest mode, attackers and defenders fight over key areas. These areas will be exclusively controlled by the defending team as the match begins.

Read about each of the maps, weapons and more of what players will immerse themselves in this expansion. It is coming in December. Head to the Battlefield 1 website here..

In conclusion, This game is intense due to the gameplay and graphics being very addictive!

Battlefield 1 Turning Tides - Chris Jones Gaming
Battlefield 1 Turning Tides – Chris Jones Gaming
Battlefield 1 Turning Tides - Chris Jones Gaming
Battlefield 1 Turning Tides – Chris Jones Gaming
Battlefield 1 Turning Tides - Chris Jones Gaming
Battlefield 1 – Chris Jones Gaming

More about Battlefield 1

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Chris Jones Gaming

Seen this game on Steam yet?

In case you missed it Bluehole, Inc has announced The Formation of PUBG Corp. for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Bluehole, Inc., on September 29, 2017, announced a change to its organizational structure with the formation of PUBG Corp. This is a subsidiary focused entirely on the development and global business opportunities for PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG).

“Given PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS global success, we want to ensure that we have the operational efficiency that is required to support the game globally,” said Chang Han Kim, CEO, PUBG Corp. He also said,  “This new structure allows us to be nimble as we look towards the expansion of strategic business opportunities that include the game’s potential in the esports sector and the growth of PUBG as a true global IP franchise.”

Also, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS has sold more than thirteen million copies. The Game has surpassed the all-time record for the most concurrent users (CCUs) on Steam with over 1.5 million active players in the game at a given time.

The Game drops players on a realistic 8 x 8 km island, showcasing Unreal Engine 4’s visual capabilities. Starting with nothing, gamers fight to locate weapons, as well as vehicles, also supplies as they strive for lone survivor status.

Furthermore, This Game is available on Steam Early Access, also launching exclusively on Xbox One. It is part of the Xbox Game Preview program in late 2017.

To learn more about this addictive game, visit www.playbattlegrounds.com. Please ‘Like’ it on Facebook. Please follow its development on Twitter @PUBATTLEGROUNDS for all the latest updates and news from the team.

As a Result, This is not Just a Game. This is Battle Royale.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Chris Jones Gaming
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – Stealth Mode
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Chris Jones Gaming
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – Chris Jones Gaming
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Chris Jones Gaming
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – Chris Jones Gaming

Ashes Of The Singularity

Ashes of The Singularity

Ashes of the Singularity Turtle Wars DLC Adds New Scenarios, Maps, and More. This is a press release with a few Chris Jones additions!

Planetary Warfare on a Massive Scale!

IGN Says: “One of those games that comes along every few years and slaps us in the face to remind us what the word “strategy” means.”

Plymouth, MI. – June 30, 2016 – Stardock has released the Turtle Wars DLC for Ashes of the Singularity. With new single player scenarios focused around the player building up defenses against seemingly impossible odds and additional new maps to keep multiplayer matches fresh, this update brings challenges for players of all levels.

The Turtle Wars DLC pack contains scenarios such as “Implosion”, “Mountaintop”, and more, plus new maps that offer a wider array of options for multiplayer matches.

“Our goal is to continue to create a variety of maps with open possibilities,” said CEO and President of Stardock, Brad Wardell. “Some of these new maps are ideal for things like a 2v1 match, even a 4v1. We’ve also made sure to include a large-sized 1v1 skirmish map, which will encourage players to build much bigger armies for more epic battles.”

The new scenarios in Turtle Wars bring the focus to having the player build up and maintain their defenses against mounting enemy pressure. In the “Eruption” scenario, the player has the command of a single Hyperion Dreadnought and a handful of defensive structures and must somehow hold out against enemy siege while trying to turn the tides of battle.

In another scenario, “Turtle Wars,” the player is faced with several indestructible factories that are mass producing swarms of frigates. In order to win, they must hold off against the enemy and take control of the factories before the rest of the army makes it through the mountains to finish them off. Kinda cool, huh?

“These new scenarios add a different type of challenge and call upon a certain playstyle,” said Wardell. “We know that players will enjoy trying something new and then comparing their scenario scores against others’ in our Hall of Fame.”

The Turtle Wars DLC is now available for purchase on Steam or through Stardock.

To learn more about Ashes of the Singularity and become a Lifetime Founder with lifetime access to all future DLC content and expansions visit www.ashesgame.com .

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About Stardock: Stardock is a leading developer and publisher of PC games and desktop software. Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire and the critically acclaimed Galactic Civilizations series. Its desktop software includes Start8, Fences, WindowBlinds, ModernMix, and more. Visit www.stardock.com for more information.

About Oxide Games: Oxide Games is an independent digital entertainment studio focused on delivering revolutionary leaps in PC and console gaming. Its groundbreaking Nitrous engine provides industry-leading visuals and powers its first game, Ashes of the Singularity. Oxide Games is based in Timonium, Maryland. Learn more at www.oxidegames.com.

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