Friday news, part two:
Warhammer: Chaosbane gets a release date, pre-order bonuses detailed
Warhammer: Chaosbane, a new action RPG set in the Warhammer fantasy universe, is set for release on June 4. Along with the game's release date, Bigben and Eko Software have also announced pre-order bonuses, which will include two beta phases, starting next month.
The Division 2 beta apparently needs a restart every two to three hours
The Division 2 private beta is now underway and Ubisoft has advised players to restart the game client "every two to three" hours to avoid crashes.
In an announcement on the official site yesterday, Ubisoft advised players that it's aware of some "high priority issues" present in the current beta. While the devs are keen to get them fixed, the workarounds offered should give players a better experience.
'Get some' extra XP and new skins in the Fortnite Share the Love event
Perhaps because my significant other walked out of the room when I asked her to spend Valentine's Day with me in Fortnite making a very large and powerful rendition of Shaggy out of van-sized bricks, Epic has announced the Share the Love event. It's set to run from February 8 to 27. More than enough time to make that big boy on my own.
The Elder Scrolls Online's 'ESO Plus' program is free to try until Tuesday
From now until February 12, ZeniMax Online Studios is offering a free trial of ESO Plus, the optional program that replaced conventional Elder Scrolls Online subscriptions in 2015. Players who opt in will have full access to all the zones, quests, dungeons, and other content offered in the DLC releases, double capacity at the Bank, a ten percent boost to experience and gold, and more.
Chainsaw wolves to death in this upcoming... train simulator?
As you can see above, the trailer for Trans-Siberian Railway Simulator looks like a trailer for a train simulator. At first. There's a train, some nice sectional views, and interactive first-person controls. That you're apparently smuggling contraband on your train is the first indication there's more to it than being just another train simulator, however. Soon the trailer shows broken windows with snow streaming in, and before you know it the train's operator is on the tracks cutting up a fallen tree and slicing into attacking wolves with a chainsaw.
Amid Evil's new trailer showcases the twin terrors of The Arcane Expanse
New Blood Interactive made quite a splash last year with the retro-flavored shooter Dusk, and now it's gearing up to roll out its next project, Amid Evil. It's been available in Early Access for almost a year now, but episode six, The Arcane Expanse, went live today and brought with it a new trailer showcasing "a non-Euclidian dimension of otherworldly design known to drive lesser beings insaaaaane."
Tom Hall would love to make a new Commander Keen game
Commander Keen in Keen Dreams released on Nintendo Switch today, which wouldn't be of much interest to us, if it weren't for that fact that it's prompted series co-creator Tom Hall to jump on reddit. Hall, who developed the game alongside John Carmack and John Romero, had some interesting things to say about efforts to develop new Keen games since the series' last instalment in 2001.
Hearts of Iron 4: Man the Guns release date set for later this month
Paradox has announced the release date for Hearts of Iron 4: Man the Guns and it's set for release later this month on February 28.
Man the Guns will bring new depth to the naval side of the game with a host of new features for democratic powers including new alternate history paths, new research components for ship design, and governments in exile. You can check out the full list of the new features here.
Conqueror's Blade introduces open world in new beta
Few MMOs emphasize unity quite as heavily as Conqueror’s Blade. As an esteemed warlord, you - aided by your loyal subjects - must earn honor and glory to forge an enduring legacy. On the journey to greatness, treacherous foes lie aplenty, foes that demand masterful tactics to subjugate. Featuring historically accurate weapons and diverse customization options, no two battles are ever the same. Between February 7th to February 15th, players can enjoy an expanded open world in Conqueror’s Blade closed beta in addition to the siege game mode revealed in December.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey will get New Game Plus this month
A New Game Plus mode has been confirmed for Assassin's Creed Odyssey and it will be arriving sometime this month.
The official Assassin's Creed Twitter account announced the news, earlier today
The Geralt Monster Hunter collaboration will feature a familiar Witcher 3 monster
We already knew that Geralt was going to be part of a Monster Hunter: World collaboration with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and with its console release today, we have more details on what that will actually entail when the event comes to PC 'at a later date.'
Let's take a look at the GOG and Steam deals of the weekend:
- The first of the four deals at GOG is the weekly Sale, "Picks for the pucky", with up to 80% off: https://www.gog.com/promo/20190204_weekly_sale
- There's also the Midweek Sale, available until tomorrow, with up to 90% discounts: https://www.gog.com/promo/20190206_midweek_sale
- The Kingdom Come: Deliverance series is also on sale, up to 50% off: https://www.gog.com/promo/20190205_launch_promo_kingdom_come_deliverance_band_of_bastards
- And, finally, there's also the weekend sale, "Who needs free time anyway", with up to 75% discounts: https://www.gog.com/promo/20190208_weekend_sale
- Steam is busy this week with the Lunar Sale, that ends Feb 11th.
That's all, everybody. Have a happy and gaming weekend.
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