The Thursday news:
SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS
Dwarf Fortress hit its 2-month sales estimate in under 24 hours
Dwarf Fortress hit Steam yesterday, but you probably know that already. In fact, there's a decent chance you own it. Kitfox Games, who published DF's "premium" Steam version, enlisted the aid of an economist before yesterday's release to try to predict how many copies the game would end up selling after its ASCII version spent 16 years as a free download on Bay 12's website. The prediction was respectable: About 160,000 copies sold in two months.
Dwarf Fortress hit that in under 24 hours.
The Epic Store gives away two titles:
- Saints Row IV Re-Elected: https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/saints-row-iv-re-elected
- Wildcat Gun Machine: https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/wildcat-gun-machine
And surprise! The next free game will launch in less than 7 hours (from the moment this was posted). So far it's a mystery.
GOG has a new Special Sale: the Best games of the year 2022 (and previous years) Sale, with up to 80% discounts from now until December 12th. As you'll see from the link, it has nothing to do with The Game Awards...: https://www.gog.com/en/promo/2022_tga.
Steam has two new deals:
- Clone Drone in the Danger Zone, that has a demo, will be 45% off until next Wednesday; https://store.steampowered.com/app/597170/Clone_Drone_in_the_Danger_Zone/
- And Othercide will be 65% off until the 14th: https://store.steampowered.com/app/798490/Othercide/
The Humble Store has a new 48 hours Flash Sale: UNO, that will be 65% off during 31 hours. The key is for UPlay: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/uno.
Fanatical has a new Star Deal and two new bundles:
- The new Star Deal is Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Deluxe Edition, 57% off during 48 hours: https://www.fanatical.com/en/dlc/destiny-2-the-witch-queen-deluxe-edition
- The Anime Bounty Bundle features 10 games with a 65% discount: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/anime-bounty-bundle
- And the BYO Winter Bundle comes with 21 titles to choose for you 1, 5 or 10 games bundle: https://www.fanatical.com/en/pick-and-mix/build-your-own-winter-bundle
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
Epic Games is introducing a new child-friendly account type to make online play safer
Epic is introducing a new child-friendly account type to make it safer for young children to engage with online games like Fortnite, Fall Guys and Rocket League.
Cabined accounts automatically apply to Epic accounts owned by players under the age of 13, "or their country's age of digital consent, whichever is higher." It'll disable features like voice and free text chat, buying games or add-ons, downloading games that aren't owned by Epic, custom display names, and linking the Epic account to places like Facebook and Twitch. Some of these features can be reactivated through the provided parent or guardian's email, with kids able to ask for permission for them to be enabled.
MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS
Half-Life 2 VR received a new patch, adding visible hands for all weapons
Now here is something that passed under my radar. Earlier last month, the Source VR Mod Team released a new update for Half-Life 2 VR that adds visible hands for all weapons.
Going into more details, these hand poses work for both right-handed and left-handed players. Furthermore, most weapons feature at least basic reload animations. The team also promises to further improve these poses via future updates.
>> There's a video showing the hands and the reloading animations.
Dead Space Original vs Remake Early Graphics Comparison
IGN has shared a comparison video between the original and the upcoming remake of Dead Space. This early graphics comparison will give you a glimpse at the graphical improvements and enhancements that this remake brings to the table.
New official gameplay trailer released for the Dark Souls-inspired game, Bleak Faith: Forsaken
Archangel Studios has released a brand new official gameplay trailer for its upcoming Dark Souls-inspired game, Bleak Faith: Forsaken. Although this trailer does not represent the quality of the final product, it can give you a glimpse at its visuals and gameplay mechanics.
Vigilancer 2099 will be now using Unreal Engine 5, gets new gameplay trailer
Remember Vigilancer 2099? No? Well, shame on you. Vigilancer 2099 is a third-person bounty hunting game that is heavily inspired by Human Head Studios’ canceled PREY 2 game. And today, Envoidant Studios released a brand new Unreal Engine 5 trailer for it.
Street Fighter 6’s release date leaked by Sony’s PlayStation Store
And here comes another leak. Yesterday, Microsoft’s Store leaked the release date for Diablo 4. And today, Sony’s PlayStation Store has leaked the release date for Capcom’s upcoming fighting game, Street Fighter 6.
Forza Horizon 5 December 6th Update Release Notes
Playground Games has released a new patch for Forza Horizon 5. According to the release notes, the December 6th Update adds two Secret Santa rewards that players can unlock by sending gifts to each other. Furthermore, this update adds Japanese and Traditional Chinese voiceovers.
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