SALES & "SALES"/DEALS
Cuphead has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide
StudioMDHR Entertainment has announced that Cuphead has sold over 2 million copies worldwide on all platforms. This is really exciting news as Cuphead is one of the best and most lovely releases of 2017.
PC games sales in 2017 are almost as big as all console sales combined
PC gaming appears to be in a really healthy stage. Today, GamesIndustry published some interesting statistics about the video-game sales of 2017. GamesIndustry reached out numerous analysts in order to create the following graph, and browsed through lots of financials and sales figures.
As we can see, PC gaming accounts for 28% of the total game market in 2017, whereas consoles (this includes all consoles) accounts for 29%. As such, and if we compare the PC individually with each console, we can easily see how more profitable PC gaming actually is.
Electronic Arts launches EA Origin Holiday Sale with up to 75% discounts
Electronic Arts has launched its EA Origin Holiday Sale, offering numerous games at great discounts. The big publisher is offering Battlefield 1 with a 60% discount, Titanfall 2 Ultimate Edition with a 40% discount, Need For Speed Payback with a 50% discount, Watch_Dogs 2 with a 67% discount and Batman: Arkham Origins with a 75% discount.
And today will start the Steam Winter Sale. You know what that means...
NVIDIA GeForce 388.71 WHQL driver is now available, optimized for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
NVIDIA has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the NVIDIA GeForce 388.71 WHQL driver is optimized for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that leaves Early Access and fully releases in a few hours.
>>And you can download them from here.
AMD releases a bug-stomping Adrenalin driver update
AMD has begun rolling out a new Adrenalin Edition driver update, though unlike Nvidia's recently released GPU driver, it's not geared towards improving performance in PUBG. Instead, AMD focused its efforts on squashing nearly a dozen bugs.
>>You can download them from here.
Here are your 2017 Steam Award nominees
Last month's Steam Autumn Sale featured quite a number of really good deals on games, and also the return of the Steam Awards, a jokey sort of fan-selected showdown with nonsensical categories like "Mom's Spaghetti" and "Whoooaaa, Dude!" The nomination process was wide-open, meaning that anyone could nominate any game in any category they liked, but now those noms have been winnowed down and this is what we're left with.
>>I don't remember which games I voted for, but I think none of them made it to the final list .
The Witcher 3 senior gameplay designer releases new version of his “Immersion and Gameplay Tweaks” mod
Andrzej Kwiatkowski, senior gameplay designer at CD Projekt RED, has released a new version of his “Immersion and Gameplay Tweaks” mod for The Witcher 3. This new version adds an optional download package with reduced loot, as well as console command that will completely reset character development.
>>You can download it from Nexus mods, and remember that it doesn't work with the Enhanced Edition mod.
Fallout 4: New Vegas mod looks great with base game's dynamic weather
With the right ensemble of mods, Fallout: New Vegas can look stunning. Instead of relying on a hotchpotch of player-made creations, though, one mod team is recreating Obsidian's Mojave-set interpretation of the post-apocalypse in Fallout 4's Creation Engine.
Fallout 4: New Vegas is a project comprised of around 100 contributors from various backgrounds, and aims to reimagine Sin City with all of the 2010 original's "quests story and content, with additional gameplay elements and systems from the new and improved engine."
Squadron 42 PC minimum requirements revealed and list 16GB of RAM, new teaser trailer released
Cloud Imperium has revealed the official PC minimum requirements for Squadron 42; the single-player portion of Star Citizen. According to the specs, PC gamers will need at least 16GB of RAM. Yeap, this is the minimum RAM requirement.
>>Beyond the RAM amount and that it recommends an SSD, it doesn't really tells us much.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance – New official walkthrough video shows 16 minutes of gameplay footage
Warhorse Studios has released a new video for Kingdom Come: Deliverance, showcasing 16 minutes of gameplay footage. In this video, the player is on a mission to find and scout out a bandit camp. Kingdom Come: Deliverance will allow players to approach objectives via multiple ways and this latest video shows some of them.
Destiny 2 is the biggest PC launch in Activision’s history
Activision has announced that Destiny 2 is the first title released on Battle.net and is the biggest PC launch in Activision Publishing history. Moreover, and based on total units, Destiny 2 has outsold the first Destiny which was hailed as the “biggest new video game IP launch in history” at the time.
>>And the world is a little worse thanks to that.
Assetto Corsa – Free Bonus Pack 3 adds seven cars and the Laguna Seca track
KUNOS Simulazioni has released the third free Bonus Pack for Assetto Corsa that adds seven new cars and the Laguna Seca track. The seven new cars are: Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Lamborghini Huracan Performante, Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, Maserati Alfieri Concept, Maserati Quattroporte and Pagani Huayra BC.
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – Combat Gameplay Trailer
Bandai Namco has released a brand new gameplay trailer for Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, featuring some new battle footage from it. As the publisher has noted, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will feature a brand new combat system for dynamic fights.
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 gets official multiplayer modes on January 26th, new MP screenshots
CI Games has announced that three official multiplayer modes for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 will be launched on January 26th. These three modes are; Bounty Hunter, Sharpshooter and Classic Team Deathmatch.