Thursday news, part two:
Two Point Hospital now has Workshop support and interior decorating
A free update has hit Two Point Hospital that lets hospital administrators finally add some custom touches to their rooms, including rugs, paintings, floors and walls. If you don't have time to make your own stunning wallpapers and awe-inspiring portraits, you can just download them from the Steam Workshop. If you do want to stretch your creative muscles, however, Two Point Studios has put together a quick video to get you started. Check it out above.
Watch Kabal demonstrate the most bonkers Mortal Kombat fatality I have ever seen
Mortal Kombat is famous for "fatalities," the over-the-top finishers that fighters can employ on one another to wrap up matches with a bang, or a splat as the case may be. There was a time when they were controversial, but these days they're a mass-market selling feature, barely worthy of a raised eyebrow.
Take-Two says the Epic Store is 'a good thing,' but exclusives sound very unlikely
The launch of the Epic Games Store has been surprisingly controversial, primarily because of Epic's willingness to spend some of that sweet Fortnite cash on high-profile exclusives. A number of gamers don't care for what they see as fragmentation of the market that's forcing them to use multiple storefronts and run multiple launchers: Steam, Origin, Uplay, Battle.net, Bethesda, and now Epic.
The Sims 4 adds new items to celebrate the Lunar New Year
In celebration, The Sims 4 released a new update with Lunar New Year items yesterday. The update includes festive outfits for all ages, new decor items like lanterns, a cute panda toddler toy, red envelops stuffed with Simoleons and good luck, and of course a pig statue with an infectious smile.
Wargroove uses a little-known Steam feature to great effect
I don't play many turn-based multiplayer games on Steam, which is why it took until Wargroove for me to discover the fantastic feature Steam calls Turn Notifications. Turn notifications are exactly what they sound like: Little pop-ups that tell you when you can make a move in a turn-based game. The pop-ups look just like the ones Steam uses to tell you a friend has just launched a game, or it's finished downloading something. This feature has existed since 2014! I had no idea, but it's supported by board games like Carcassonne and strategy games like Frozen Synapse. In Wargroove, it's implemented in a wonderful way that reminds me of how I played Advance Wars with my friends in the early 2000s.
Disney has a 'good relationship' with Electronic Arts, CEO says
"Over the years, as you know, we’ve tried our hand at self-publishing, we’ve bought companies, we’ve sold companies, we’ve bought developers, we’ve closed developers," Iger said. "And we’ve found over the years that we haven’t been particularly good at the self-publishing side, but we’ve been great at the licensing side which obviously doesn’t require that much allocation of capital."
"Since we’re allocating capital in other directions ... we’ve just decided that the best place for us to be in that space is licensing and not publishing. We’ve had good relationships with some of those we’re licensing to, notably EA and the relationship on the Star Wars properties, and we’re probably going to stay on that side of the business and put our capital elsewhere."
Space survival sim Astroneer has launched out of Early Access
After two years spent in Early Access, space survival sandbox Astroneer has launched into 1.0 today – there's a trailer to celebrate below. It's a co-op focused experience (though you can play solo if you want), with neat interplanetary travel across a handful of handcrafted (ie, not procedurally generated) planets. There's crafting, resource management, base building, and most importantly – planet terraforming, which actually looks pretty cool.
Warface devs leave Crytek to form Blackwood Games studio
The developers behind Warface have announced that they'll be moving away from Crytek to set up their own studio, Blackwood Games, where they'll continue to work on the free-to-play FPS.
GTA Online cheat program creator ordered to pay $150k in damages
A man from Florida, Jhonny Perez, has been found guilty of copyright infringement after developing and distributing a cheat program for Grand Theft Auto Online. He has been ordered to pay $150,000 as well as legal costs.
Capcom could've made Dragon's Dogma 2 over Devil May Cry 5
Capcom's Hideaki Itsuno apparently considered making Dragon's Dogma 2 rather than Devil May Cry 5, as reported in a recent interview.
Itsuno, director of Dragon's Dogma and the Devil May Cry series going back to the third entry, is said to have approached Capcom founder Kenzo Tsujimoto when talk of Devil May Cry 5 first arose, according to an interview with VG24/7. "Look, I want to make either Devil May Cry 5 or Dragon’s Dogma 2 next. He said ‘okay, do whatever you want. Do whichever one you want.’ So I thought, alright, y’know what… let’s do DMC5. So we did that.”
Total War: Three Kingdoms reveals playable Dong Zhuo in its latest trailer
The latest trailer from Total War: Three Kingdoms reveals its 12th playable faction, led by the ambitious and brutal Dong Zhuo.
The two-minute trailer, which you can watch above, gives us a glimpse at Dong Zhuo who rules by spreading fear and intimidation. He appears to leave most of the killing to his adopted son, Lü Bu—who just happens to be the greatest warrior in the land—making them a formidable duo that you really wouldn't want to mess with. Luckily you might not have to as Dong Zhou will appear as a playable faction once you reach the rank of Duke in the campaign.
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