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JEMC said:
Bisa said:
So sad, felt forced to have to pre order Metro Exodus, it's one of my most anticipated games ever but I refuse to use Epic Store.

It is, indeed, a bad situation. At least this kind of movements tell us a lot about how those publishers are (since most of them will always talk about hjow they care about their consumers), something to keep in mind for their future games.

By the way, given the specs on your sig, you'll have to play the game on min settings. You know that, right?

Yeah, I know, im ok with that. 



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Bisa said:

By the way, given the specs on your sig, you'll have to play the game on min settings. You know that, right?

Yeah, I know, im ok with that. 

This game is also made for consoles, it means it will run fine even on midrange pcs of 2013



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Bisa said:
JEMC said:

It is, indeed, a bad situation. At least this kind of movements tell us a lot about how those publishers are (since most of them will always talk about hjow they care about their consumers), something to keep in mind for their future games.

By the way, given the specs on your sig, you'll have to play the game on min settings. You know that, right?

Yeah, I know, im ok with that. 

Good. I just wanted to be sure.



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Tuesday news:

SALES & DEALS

Resident Evil 2 Remake has shipped 3 million units, 1-Shot Demo boosts 4.7 million downloads
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/resident-evil-2-remake-has-shipped-3-million-units-1-shot-demo-boosts-4-7-million-downloads/
Capcom today announced that Resident Evil 2 has shipped 3 million units globally. Unfortunately, though, the team did not reveal any specific numbers regarding its individual platform. Still, we do know that Resident Evil 2 Remake was the second most successful launch for Capcom on Steam.
>> KazumaKiryu has made a thread about this.

 

At Steam, let's check the new daily deal and some of the weeklong deals:

On the Humble Store, now that the Winter Sale is over, there's a Devolver Digital sale, that will run for another 6 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/devolver-publisher-sale/

And at Fanatical, there are 3 new deals:

 

SOFTWARE/DRIVERS

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MODS/EMULATORS

Final Fantasy 7 HD remaster beta mod available for download, featuring AI-enhanced textures
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/final-fantasy-7-hd-remaster-beta-mod-available-for-download-featuring-ai-enhanced-textures/
And the time has finally come Final Fantasy fans. Modder ‘CaptRobau’ has released the first beta version of his HD Texture Pack that aims to provide a HD remastered version of Final Fantasy 7. As you may have guessed, this mod uses AI neural networks in order to improve the game’s blurry backgrounds and the results are great.
According to the modder, these AI enhancements make the backgrounds look much higher resolution than before (400% larger than before), helping the game look good even in 2019. In other words, this is the remaster that most of you have been looking forward to as it retains the atmosphere and gameplay mechanics of the original game.
>> Get this mod from its official website.

 

GAMING NEWS

Overkill’s The Walking Dead was mostly developed with Unreal Engine 4 tutorials
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/overkills-the-walking-dead-was-mostly-developed-with-unreal-engine-4-tutorials/
There is no doubt that Overkill’s The Walkind Dead flopped last year. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, this team-based multiplayer game aimed to blend together Left 4 Dead and The Walking Dead. As we wrote in our PC Performance Analysis article, the game performed similarly to all current Unreal Engine 4 games and as it was revealed, the game was mostly developed with the Unreal Engine 4 tutorials that are available online.
>> It's worth linking the Eurogamer article from which all these news come from.

Battlefield 5 – Second January 2019 update releases tomorrow, full patch release notes unveiled
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/battlefield-5-second-january-2019-update-releases-tomorrow-full-patch-release-notes-unveiled/
Electronic Arts and DICE have announced that the second major January 2019 update for Battlefield 5 will be released tomorrow, and they revealed its full release notes. According to the release notes, this patch introduces the Sturmgeschutz IV vehicle.

Official PC system requirements revealed for DiRT Rally 2.0
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/official-pc-system-requirements-revealed-for-dirt-rally-2-0/
Codemasters has revealed the official PC system requirements for DiRT Rally 2.0 (via the game’s Steam store page). According to the team, PC gamers will at least need an AMD FX4300 or or an Intel Core i3 2130 CPU with 8GB of RAM and an AMD HD7750 or NVIDIA GTX650Ti graphics card.

THQ Nordic issues official statement about Metro Exodus releasing as timed-exclusive on Epic’s store
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/thq-nordic-issues-official-statement-about-metro-exodus-releasing-as-timed-exclusive-on-epic-store/
In a series of tweets, THQ Nordic stated its official stance regarding the timed-exclusive release of Metro Exodus on Epic’s digital store. According to THQ Nordic, the decision to release the game initially only on Epic’s store was made entirely by Koch Media who is responsible for Deep Silver’s games.
>> I guess THQ Nordic would have gone for a multi-store approach. We'll have to wait until Feb 2020 to buy the game on Steam.



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Tuesday news, part two:

Path of Exile to cease support for Windows XP, Vista, and DirectX 9
https://www.pcgamer.com/path-of-exile-to-cease-support-for-windows-xp-vista-and-directx-9/
Massive ARPG Path of Exile will end support for Windows XP and Vista as of its next update, Grinding Gear Games has reported.
In an announcement on the game's website, Grinding Gear stated that "March's 3.6.0 update will not work with the Windows XP or Windows Vista operating systems.”

Destiny 2's 'The Last Word' trailer also teases the return of Thorn
https://www.pcgamer.com/destiny-2s-the-last-word-trailer-also-teases-the-return-of-thorn/
To mark tomorrow's debut of the PvP-dominating Destiny hand cannon The Last Word in Destiny 2, Bungie has dropped a new trailer that also hints at the upcoming arrival of another infamous firearm.

Hearthstone's ladder is changing to enable 'a faster climb'
https://www.pcgamer.com/hearthstones-ladder-is-changing-to-enable-a-faster-climb/
Blizzard is making a "quality of life" change to Hearthstone ranked play that will make it easier for players to advance through the ranks. Currently, players must earn five stars to advance through most ranks, but beginning with the February Ranked Play season, the number will be reduced for all but the top-most ranks.

Guardians of Ember, delisted from Steam last year for review manipulation, is coming back
https://www.pcgamer.com/guardians-of-ember-delisted-from-steam-last-year-for-review-manipulation-is-coming-back/
The MMO hack-and-slasher Guardians of Ember was removed from Steam in February 2018 after Valve determined that publisher Insel Games had been manipulating review scores—specifically by compelling its employees to purchase the game and write positive reviews for it. (Or explain to the studio CEO why they don't want to.)

Resident Evil 2 Remake is getting three free DLC stories, starting in February
https://www.pcgamer.com/resident-evil-2-remake-is-getting-three-free-dlc-stories-starting-in-february/
Free DLC is coming to Resident Evil 2 Remake starting in February, Capcom has confirmed. The Ghost Survivors is a trio of ‘what if’ stories following three other survivors of the Raccoon City outbreak. Leon and Claire aren’t the only people doing exciting things amid the zombie apocalypse.
>> And apparently, most players prefer to start to play with Leon.

BioWare lists fixes planned for Anthem's public demo
https://www.pcgamer.com/bioware-lists-fixes-planned-for-anthems-public-demo/
The Anthem 'VIP Demo' that took place over the weekend came off a lot more like a first-round beta test: Players couldn't get in, many of those who did experienced performance issues and crashes, and BioWare scrambled to address concerns about server capacity and PC-specific problems. For an event that was intended to strut Anthem's stuff for its most committed fans, it was far from a resounding success.

BioWare is lifting the ban on running in Anthem's Fort Tarsis
https://www.pcgamer.com/bioware-is-lifting-the-ban-on-running-in-anthems-fort-tarsis/
Anthem’s buggy VIP demo coughed up quite a few issues—better now than launch day, I suppose—and while it’s unlikely they’ll all be tackled come February 22, BioWare already has fixes planned for the public demo. It’s not just bugs that the studio is looking at, however. It’s also using the feedback to walk back questionable design choices, like Fort Tarsis’ slow movement speed.



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Let's go with the news:

SALES & DEALS

At GOG there's a new Midweek Sale, with up to 85% discounts for the next 3 days: https://www.gog.com/promo/20190130_midweek_sale

At Steam, there's a new daily deal and 3 Midweek Madness deals:

And at Fanatical, the new Star Deal is 軒轅劍外傳穹之扉(The Gate of Firmament), also available in English and Japanese, 75% off for the next 24 hours: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/the-gate-of-firmament

 

SOFTWARE/DRIVERS

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MODS/EMULATORS

This Resident Evil 2 Remake mod allows you to take Chris Redfield
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/this-resident-evil-2-remake-mod-allows-you-to-take-chris-redfield/
Resident Evil 2 Remake has just been released and from the looks of it a 3D model of Chris Redfield has been included in it. It appears that this 3D model is based on the Resident Evil 7 model, though it has been slightly enhanced, and as you may have guessed, PC gamers were able to mod the game and replace Leon’s model with this new one.
We don’t know why Chris’ 3D model is included in Resident Evil 2 Remake’s files. Right now, we know that a free DLC will be coming to RE2Remake on February 15th but none of the three scenarios that will be included in it involves Claire’s brother.
But anyway, all you have to in order to play as Chris Redfield is download the mod from here and extract the file to game’s root folder. As always, you should back up the .PAK file in “RESIDENT EVIL 2 BIOHAZARD RE2920561” before applying the mod (in case something breaks).

Final Fantasy 8 receives a HD remaster treatment thanks to this AI-enhanced HD Texture Pack
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/final-fantasy-8-receives-a-hd-remaster-treatment-thanks-to-this-ai-enhanced-hd-texture-pack/
Two days ago, we informed you about an AI-enhanced Texture Pack for Final Fantasy 7. And today, I’m happy to report that Final Fantasy 8 has also received a HD remaster treatment thanks to another AI-enhanced Texture Pack that has been released for it.
Created by modder ‘blippyp’, this Graphical Update mod for Final Fantasy VIII updates all of the background files for the game by using a GAN the modder trained to generate the images.
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To use this mod (that you can download from here), players will need Tonberry and hashmaps. You can find both of these mods from the Qhimm Forums and you’ll have to overwrote the AngelWing textures with these new ones.

 

GAMING NEWS

Shadow of the Colossus-inspired game, Praey for the Gods, hits Steam Early Access on January 31st
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/shadow-of-the-colossus-inspired-game-praey-for-the-gods-hits-steam-early-access-on-january-31st/
No Matter Studios has announced that its Shadow of the Colossus-inspired game, Praey for the Gods will be coming to Steam Early Access on January 31st. In order to celebrate this announcement, the team has also released a brand new gameplay trailer that you can find below.

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid gets an official gameplay reveal trailer
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/power-rangers-battle-for-the-grid-gets-an-official-gameplay-reveal-trailer/
Hasbro, Lionsgate and nWay have released an official gameplay reveal trailer for Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. Power Ranger: Battle for the Grid is described as an easy to learn but hard to master fighting game that delivers a modern take on the Power Rangers franchise.

Fallout 76 – January 2019 update 5 available for download, full patch release notes revealed
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/fallout-76-january-2019-update-5-available-for-download-full-patch-release-notes-revealed/
Bethesda has released the latest update for Fallout 76. According to the release notes, patch 5 will update your game’s version to 1.0.5.10 and features several additional improvements have been made to in-game performance, as well as stability improvements to the Fallout 76 game client and servers.
>> And, according to the PCGamer article, it also brought back some bugs.

Devil May Cry 5 – Official Final PC System Requirements
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/devil-may-cry-5-official-final-pc-system-requirements/
Capcom has updated the official PC requirements for Devil May Cry 5 (via the game’s Steam store page). From the looks of it, the Japanese company has lowered the game’s minimum CPU requirements. While it previously listed the Intel Core i7-4770 as a minimum CPU, it now lists the Intel Core i5-4460 and the AMD FX-6300 CPUs.



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Part two of the news:

Weather Civilization 6's Gathering Storm as the nautical Phoenicians
https://www.pcgamer.com/weather-civilization-6s-gathering-storm-as-the-nautical-phoenicians/
Dido is the latest Civilization 6 leader to be added to the roster in Gathering Storm. You might recognise her from such things as the founding of Carthage, Virgil’s Aeneid and her pop career. She leads Phoenicia and is, according to Firaxis, a pretty good pick if you fancy dominating the world by subjugating the oceans. She can also move her capital around, because who doesn’t need a change of scenery every now and again?

PC Building Simulator leaves Steam Early Access with Nvidia hardware in tow
https://www.pcgamer.com/pc-building-simulator-leaves-steam-early-access-with-nvidia-hardware-in-tow/
At long last, PC Building Simulator is no longer an Early Access simulation on Steam. It's now a polished and finalized product with a few newcomers to the fold, including Nvidia.

Destiny 2's latest update buffs Golden Gun, nerfs Blade Barrage
https://www.pcgamer.com/destiny-2s-latest-update-buffs-golden-gun-nerfs-blade-barrage/
Today's Destiny 2 update brings a big buff to the Gunslinger's Golden Gun, including a 40 percent boost to damage inflicted on bosses and an increase in the Six Shooter base damage from 275 to 300. Scoring kills with the Six Shooter will also get you a bullet back, and you can never have too many of those. It's a different story for the Blade Barrage super, though, which had its impact dialed back, and can now also kill the user if you cast it too close to your target. Thanks?

Electronic Arts is halting FIFA Points sales in Belgium
https://www.pcgamer.com/ea-halting-fifa-points-sales-in-belgium/
Electronic Arts has announced that, as of the end of January, it will no longer offer FIFA Points for sale in Belgium. Players will still be able to use coins and the in-game transfer market, and any existing FIFA Points will remain for use as usual. But new points, used to acquire FIFA Ultimate Team packs, will not be available for purchase.

American McGee is working on 'design, art, and story' for a new Alice game
https://www.pcgamer.com/american-mcgee-is-working-on-design-art-and-story-for-a-new-alice-game/
In July 2017 American McGee told people to stop bugging him about making a new Alice game. In September he threw up his hands and said fine, he'd look into it—with the proviso that it was ultimately up to EA to make the call. Now he says that he's working on the project, called Alice: Asylum, in earnest.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions is coming to Steam in February
https://www.pcgamer.com/warhammer-age-of-sigmar-champions-is-coming-to-steam-in-february/
The augmented reality collectible card game Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions did not make the 2018 release that was predicted in its announcement last year, but Games Workshop and PlayFusion said today that it will roll out on Steam in February.

Quantic Dream wants to makes games for all platforms
https://www.pcgamer.com/quantic-dream-wants-to-makes-games-for-all-platforms/
Detroit: Become Human studio Quantic Dream announced its partnership with publisher Netease yesterday, using an android, Chloe, from its last game to spill the beans. It’s an odd, highfalutin video with a fictional character trying to get gamers excited about the Chinese publisher’s investment by calling it the start of a new story “full of hope, dreams and passion”. It was almost a shame that I couldn’t write about it, Quantic Dream being a PlayStation developer, but then it announced it was going multi-platform.
>> CGI made a thread about this yesterday.

THQ Nordic isn't ruling out more timed exclusives like Metro Exodus (updated)
https://www.pcgamer.com/thq-nordic-isnt-ruling-out-more-timed-exclusives-like-metro-exodus/
Update: THQ Nordic has clarified its position on Metro Exodus being an Epic Games Store exclusive. Yesterday, the publisher said it wouldn't comment on the deal, which was made by its subsidiary, Koch Media. A post on the investor website, however, does go into more detail, breaking down the structure of THQ Nordic and its subsidiaries and supporting the time exclusivity deal. You can read CEO Lars Wingefors' statement below.
>> I no longer know if THQ agrees on this practice, or they're just trying to cover what Koch Media has done.



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Thursday news:

SALES & DEALS

The Sims 4 Anniversary Sale is live, get the base game and expansions for 20-75% off
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-sims-4-anniversary-sale-is-live-get-the-base-game-and-expansions-for-20-75-off/
In typical EA fashion, The Sims 4 and its accompying expansions don't go on sale too often. If you've been looking to pick up a few DLCs, or even give the base game a first try, this is a great time to do it. 'The Sims 4 Anniversary Sale' is live on Origin, and you can get the base game for 75 percent off, plus additional content for 20-75 percent off.
The Standard Edition of The Sims 4 is now $9.99, a $30 reduction from its usual price of $40. You can also get the Digital Deluxe version for $12.49 ($37.50 off), which comes with some minor in-game items (like animal hats) and the game's soundtrack.
>> Only from Origin.

 

At Steam, the new daily deal is Octodad: Dadliest Catch, dirt cheap with a 93% discount: https://store.steampowered.com/app/224480/Octodad_Dadliest_Catch/

At Fanatical, there are two new deals:

 

SOFTWARE/DRIVERS

Warner Bros has removed the Denuvo anti-tamper tech from Hitman 2
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/warner-bros-has-removed-the-denuvo-anti-tamper-tech-from-hitman-2/
It appears that Warner Bros and IO Interactive have removed the Denuvo anti-tamper tech from Hitman 2. This information comes straight from the game’s Steam database entry, and its Steam store page does no longer list Denuvo.

 

MODS/EMULATORS

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GAMING NEWS

Here are 15 minutes of brand new gameplay footage from RAGE 2
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-15-minutes-of-brand-new-gameplay-footage-from-rage-2-2/
YouTube’s ‘Cerealkillerz’ has shared a new video, showing 15 minutes of brand new gameplay footage from RAGE 2. This video will give you an extended look at the gameplay, story and abilities you’ll get to see in the game (in case you want to experience these things yourselves, you should obviously avoid watching it).

Operencia: The Stolen Sun is yet another game that abandons Steam in favour of Epic’s store
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/operencia-the-stolen-sun-is-yet-another-game-that-abandons-steam-in-favour-of-epics-store/
Zen Studios announced that Operencia: The Stolen Sun, its upcoming modern take on the classic dungeon-crawling RPG genre, will release exclusively through the Epic Games store for PC. The game was meant to hit Steam later this year (as there is a Steam store page for it), however – and similarly to other recent games – it will abandon Steam in favour of Epic’s new digital store.

New 4K screenshots released for Remedy’s Control
https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/new-4k-screenshots-released-for-remedys-control/
Remedy has released a new set of 4K screenshots for its upcoming supernatural action-adventure game, Control. These new screenshots showcase some of the game’s environments, showing the visuals that will be capable with its Northlight Engine.

Battlerite Royale will fully release as a free to play game on February 19th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/battlerite-royale-will-fully-release-as-a-free-to-play-game-on-february-19th/
Stunlock Studios today announced that its action-packed MOBA and Battle Royale mash-up, Battlerite Royale, will move out of Steam Early Access into a highly anticipated free-to-play commercial launch on February 19th. Battlerite Royale is a hybrid between an Action MOBA and a Battle Royale game based on the critically acclaimed arena brawler Battlerite.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

Thursday news, part two:

League Play is finally coming to Black Ops 4, but PS4 players will get it first
https://www.pcgamer.com/league-play-is-finally-coming-to-black-ops-4-but-ps4-players-will-get-it-first/
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been out since October, and it’s finally close to introducing its competitive ranked mode, League Play. It was originally expected out in December. Unfortunately, the spectre of exclusivity has once again appeared, as it has been doing a lot recently, restricting it to PS4 when it launches in mid-February. Everyone else will need to wait, and specific dates will be announced closer to release.

The Division 2 private beta will include one endgame mission
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-division-2-beta-dates/
The private beta for The Division 2 will take place from February 7 through February 10 and will include two main missions, five side missions, one dark zone (there are three dark zones in the full release), plus open world play. Players will be able to advance to level seven during the beta, and explore the eastern section of Washington, D.C.. They will also get to try organized PvP in Skirmish mode.

Steel Division 2 gets a release date, and returning players get free divisions
https://www.pcgamer.com/steel-division-2-gets-a-release-date-and-returning-players-get-free-divisions/
Steel Division 2, Eugen Systems’ gargantuan RTS wargame, now has a release date. It’s due out on April 4 and can already be preordered on Steam. The developer has also revealed that owners of Steel Division: Normandy 44 will get exclusive divisions drawn from the original game. Check them out in action in the trailer below.

Learn how climate change works in a new Civilization 6: Gathering Storm video
https://www.pcgamer.com/learn-how-climate-change-works-in-a-new-civilization-6-gathering-storm-video/
Civilization 6 will get eight new Civilizations and nine new Leaders in the upcoming Gathering Storm expansion, along with some big changes to its core systems and a major late-game challenge to deal with in the form of man-made climate change. A new trailer released today showcases how it will all come together, from early-game difficulties with the environment to randomized 21st-century Technology and Civics trees in the new "Future Era."

Players protest Epic's Metro Exodus exclusive by review-bombing the series on Steam
https://www.pcgamer.com/metro-review-bomb-steam/
User reviews can't be posted to the Metro Exodus page on Steam, of course, and so gamers who feel wronged are turning their attention to where they can inflict pain: its Steam-based predecessors, Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux. Both pages have been heavily review-bombed over the last couple of days, and are now showing "mostly negative" recent reviews—although their overall review ratings remains "very positive."

A new Overwatch Assault map set in Paris is live now on the PTR
https://www.pcgamer.com/a-new-overwatch-assault-map-set-in-paris-is-live-now-on-the-ptr/
Blizzard has dropped a surprise new Assault map on the Overwatch PTR set in Paris, the famed city of lights. Players will navigate the narrow streets and alleys running along the Seine, pop in for a visit at the Cabaret Luna, and pass by famed landmarks like the Pâtisserie Galand and the Maison Marat, "a grand palace hosting a gala in the heart of the city."
>> And, apparently, there's a piano that can be played.

Stalker-inspired battle royale game Fear the Wolves set for launch in February
https://www.pcgamer.com/stalker-inspired-battle-royale-game-fear-the-wolves-set-for-launch-in-february/
Fear the Wolves, a post-apocalyptic battle royale being developed by the ex-Stalker folks at Vostok Games, will go from Early Access to full release on February 6. The launch will be accompanied by a "massive update" featuring a new artifact system, a new Wolf Matriach mutant, "anomalous lockdown areas," two new anomalies, and more.

Pioneer, the sci-fi game teased in Watch Dogs 2, is apparently still in development
https://www.pcgamer.com/pioneer-the-sci-fi-game-teased-in-watch-dogs-2-is-apparently-still-in-development/
The saga of Pioneer, the fake sci-fi exploration game that appeared in Watch Dogs 2 that was reportedly real but ended up being cancelled before it was announced, has taken yet another twist. Kotaku reports that it has not actually been cancelled at all, but was merely rebooted into something very different from the original vision.

Subnautica: Below Zero and its adorable alien penguins are out in Early Access
https://www.pcgamer.com/subnautica-below-zero-and-its-adorable-alien-penguins-are-out-in-early-access/
Like pretty much everyone else, I presume, I have an abiding love for penguins, so I’m glad to see that the new Subnautica: Below Zero trailer—check it out above—contains an abundance of quality penguin antics. Alien penguins, too! The trailer announces the start of Early Access, so you can go for a swim in the standalone expansion right now.

All Dauntless accounts will be converted into Epic Games Store accounts soon
https://www.pcgamer.com/all-dauntless-accounts-will-be-converted-into-epic-games-store-accounts-soon/
Dauntless, the multiplayer behemoth basher, will be ditching its launcher soon and converting all player accounts into Epic accounts. Announced at the Game Awards, the free to play game will launch on the Epic Games Store and adopt a Fortnite-style structure, but that does mean beta players will need to download the store client before Dauntless’ launcher vanishes. Developer Phoenix Labs has posted an FAQ that covers the migration.

Former EA Sports boss is worried millennials are more interested in Fortnite than football
https://www.pcgamer.com/former-ea-sports-boss-is-worried-millennials-are-more-interested-in-fortnite-than-football/
Liverpool Football Club chairman and former EA Sports boss Peter Moore is a wee bit worried about all the videogames young people are playing when they could be watching football, instead. There’s a lot of pressure on people’s time now, he reckons, and competition from the likes of Fortnite.

Sea of Thieves cross-play will become optional ahead of the PvP update
https://www.pcgamer.com/sea-of-thieves-cross-play-will-become-optional-ahead-of-the-pvp-update/
Everyone plays together in Sea of Thieves, whether they’re on Xbox One or PC, but ahead of the launch of the PvP mode, Arena, console players will be able to opt out of sharing the world with mouse-wielding pirates.



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