The Wednesday news:
SALES & DEALS
Snowrunner has sold one million copies in three weeks
Embracer Group, parent company of Saber Interactive, has announced that SnowRunner has sold one million copies. According to the company, these sales are above its expectations, something that it’s great for all of SnowRunner’s fans.
Moreover, the company claimed that the PC sales are more or less the same with those for PS4 or Xbox One. In other words, the game sold equally on all three platforms.
Get Tekken 7, Tales of Berseria, and Man of Medan in the new Humble Bundle
Have you got a dollar that you're looking to get rid of in a hurry? Because I've got a new Humble Bundle you can spend it on: The Humble Bandai Namco Bundle 4, which for just that measly single will give you Pac-Man 256, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition, and Get Even. But wait!
If you've got more than a dollar—the specific amount varying, because you'll have to beat the average price—you'll also get .hack//G.U. Last Recode (which is a terrible name for a videogame), Katamari Damacy Reroll, and Rad, a 3D action-roguelike in which humanity has suffered two separate Armageddons. That's a rough day by any measure, but you can still save the day by mutating into "something far less than human, but far more powerful."
Drop $15 on the bundle and you'll add Tekken 7 and Tales of Berseria to the package, and the real big spenders who plop at least $25 on it (you can go higher if you want to do an extra solid for charity) will also take home The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, which we described in our 81/100 review as an "unparalleled" co-op horror adventure. (It was also Fraser's personal pick for game of the year in 2019.)
Enter for a chance to win a custom Intel gaming PC like no other
This is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to bag a brand new gaming PC custom-built by a system-modding legend to ensure no other human being on the planet will ever have a machine quite like yours. Thanks to a joint effort between The PC Gaming Show, Intel, and Creative Assembly, we're bringing you the opportunity to win a beautiful 10-core Intel Comet Lake-based machine, with a custom water-cooling loop also chilling the fastest gaming GPU around, the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti, all backed up by a spectacular 128GB of lightning-fast memory.
>> Check to see if you can take part in it or not. Sadly, I can't , but that means that I'm 100% honest when I wish you good luck.
GOG has two new deals:
Steam has two new daily deals and the Midweek Madness deals:
Fanatical has two new sales:
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
LittleBigPlanet is now playable on the best Playstation 3 emulator, RPCS3
The RPCS3 team has announced that LittleBigPlanet is now playable on the best Playstation 3 emulator, RPCS3. In order to celebrate this announcement, the team has released a new video, showing the game running on the emulator.
As the team noted, and while graphics and performance were already great, recent improvements have addressed the physics issues that previously plagued this title.
Furthermore, LittleBigPlanet 2 and 3 are also very close to being playable. Unfortunately, though, these games still suffer for some minor issues that prevent players from finishing them. Still, there are some workarounds that can PC gamers can use to bypass these issues.
Someone has recreated the intro from Half-Life: Alyx in Far Cry 5, and you can download it now
Half-Life and Far Cry fans, here is something really interesting for you today. Modder ‘SanktPerkele’ has recreated the intro sequence from Half-Life: Alyx in Far Cry 5. Not only that, but this custom map is currently available for download.
This custom map mixes Half-Life: Alyx with Far Cry 5. As such, you’ll explore a part of City 17, and fight enemies from Far Cry 5. Naturally, you’ll also have access to Far Cry 5 weapons. It’s a pretty cool but simple concept, that most Half-Life fans will find interesting. I mean, those that don’t have a VR headset and cannot play the original version of Half-Life Alyx.
>> I have no idea of where we can download this demo.
Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to the PC on May 27th, will be free to play
SEGA announced today that its massively online action RPG, Phantasy Star Online 2, is coming to PC on May 27th. The game will be available for free on Windows Store, and will support cross-play.
Marvel Games’ VP Bill Rosemann debunks recent rumors about a new Daredevil game
A rumor surfaced yesterday, suggesting that a new Marvel Daredevil game may be under development. However, Marvel’s VP Bill Rosemann has debunked that rumor, stating that there isn’t currently any Daredevil game in development.
>> Now it's up to you to believe him or not.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s creative director talks about progression, NPCs, quest structure and more
The creative director of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has recently given an interview to Kotaku. This is the twelfth big title in the series, and the third game since Assassin’s Creed adapted heavy RPG mechanics, like most of Ubisoft’s games.
inXile Entertainment confirms that its next-gen RPG will be using Unreal Engine 5
inXile Entertainment has confirmed that its next-gen RPG will be using Unreal Engine 5. Unfortunately, the team has not revealed any additional details as it’s currently committed to Wasteland 3.
Devolver and Croteam will share Serious Sam news tomorrow, most likely about Serious Sam 4
It’s been two years since the last time we heard anything about Serious Sam 4. In June 2018, Croteam released some pre-alpha screenshots. Thus, we are happy to report that Croteam and Devolver will share some Serious Sam news tomorrow. And, if we were to guess, the teams will re-reveal Serious Sam 4.
>> This is one of those rare cases where tomorrow is actually tomorrow.
Mafia Remake officially releases on August 28th, gets official teaser trailer
2K Games has officially announced that the Mafia Remake, Mafia: Definitive Edition, will release on August 28th. Mafia: Definitive Edition will be a full remake of the first Mafia in the Mafia 3 Engine. Moreover, the publisher has released an official teaser trailer that you can find below.
Mafia Definitive Edition will have an expanded story, a larger Lost Heaven, motorcycles & more
2K Games has revealed some additional details about the upcoming Mafia Remake, Mafia: Definitive Edition. According to the publisher, this Mafia Remake will expand its story to give insights into characters we only got to glimpse in the original game.
The Shore is a new Lovecraftian horror game, powered by Unreal Engine
Ares Dragonis has shared a new trailer for the upcoming Lovecraftian horror game, The Shore. The Shore is a game that focuses on the mystery of the unknown with horror elements on a forbidden island.