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Day: February 8, 2019

Xbox One Sale Heavily Discounts Major Games – Game Rant

Xbox One Sale Heavily Discounts Major Games – Game Rant

XBOX Games
report this adXbox is kicking off February 2019 with several big sales and discounts on Xbox One hardware and games. Three individual themed sales events, as well as Xbox’s standard Spotlight and Deals with Gold sales are all available now on the Xbox and Microsoft storefronts. Specifically, Xbox gamers can now peruse through the Xbox One Wolfenstein Franchise Sale, the Anime Month Sale, and the Indie Sports Spectacular Sale. Discounts on select Xbox One X hardware, as well as several major EA are also available. Anime Month is Xbox’s big sale event for the month of February, but features plenty of big games that only fit the theme lightly. For example, games on sale include titles from the Devil May Cry and Street Fighter franchises. For the...
‘High Flying Bird’ Review: Steven Soderbergh’s Got Game – Rolling Stone

‘High Flying Bird’ Review: Steven Soderbergh’s Got Game – Rolling Stone

Games Review
Ray Burke (Andre Holland) talks a great game. If verbiage was a professional sport, the man would be rocking MVP rings, adorning Wheaties boxes, have his own sneaker line. Kids would be wearing his jersey. He’s first-round Hall-of-Famer material when it comes to pitching clients, charming “the naysayers and the hate-swayers,” power-chatting his way out of tight spots. And Burke, a sports agent with a whole gift shop’s worth of gab, happens to be in a bit of a sticky situation at the moment. The NBA is six months into a lockout. The administrative bigwigs and the players-association reps are waiting see who blinks first. Ray’s star rookie, a basketball phenom named Erick Scott (Melvin Gregg; remember this name), is stuck between making his league debut an...
Best PlayStation 4 Games to Play with your Partner this Valentine's Day – Android Central

Best PlayStation 4 Games to Play with your Partner this Valentine's Day – Android Central

PlayStation Games
Valentine's Day isn't just about getting that perfect gift for your sweet crush or significant other — it's also about spending some real quality time with them. More and more, gamer couples are choosing to do that by playing co-op games. It makes for the perfect date night, with most co-op games requiring teamwork and communication for success. It'll bring you two closer and you'll have loads of fun doing it. Need some ideas? These PlayStation 4 games are great places to start. ★ Featured favorite A Way Out What better game to play with your significant other on Valentine's Day than one that you literally can't play without them? A Way Out puts you in the shoes of a prisoner hankering for a breakout. He has to enlist the help of a fellow prisoner, however, and that'...
Free games: Win a Steam key for explosive planet battler Worbital! – PCGamesN

Free games: Win a Steam key for explosive planet battler Worbital! – PCGamesN

PC Games
Have you found yourself looking up at the stars recently, and thinking ‘hmm, there are a lot more fiery explosions and smoky rocket trails than there used to be up there’? Don’t worry – you’re not delusional, what you’re seeing is really happening! All the fireworks popping off in space right now are the result of the cosmic war that’s raging on between rival civilisations. Mad, isn’t it? What? First you heard of this? Alright, don’t shove your head out of a window to check the skies, there isn’t really a cosmic war going on up there (as far as we know). But there is in Worbital and you can be a part of it. This is a real-time strategic artillery game. Let’s break down what that means: you have a planet orbiting a star, y...
Apex Legends review: "An immaculate battle royale that should only get better" – GamesRadar

Apex Legends review: "An immaculate battle royale that should only get better" – GamesRadar

Games Review
If I'd have been asked two weeks ago what games I thought I'd be playing for February, I'd have said Fortnite, FIFA 19 and Kingdom Hearts 3, with titles like Far Cry New Dawn and Bioware's Anthem game filling up the latter half of the month. Respawn and EA clearly had other plans for me though, because I haven't touched another game since downloading Apex Legends.Nobody had even heard of this game until influencers started dropping hints on social media two days before launch, but after pulling in over one million players in just eight hours, Apex Legends has pushed its way onto the battle royale scene like Wal-Mart shoppers trying to be first on Black Friday. Surprise launches are so rarely seen in an era where games are announced years before release, but Respawn went for it. So far, ...

It got $3M through Kickstarter. But this Idaho biz hasn’t delivered games it promised – Idaho Statesman

Games News
The little table-top game maker based in Garden City was on a roll. It was close to $5 million in annual sales. Its Kickstarter campaigns had racked up $3 million from enthusiastic backers across the globe, eager to throw money into the pot for a new game from Ninja Division. “A lot of Kickstarter is loyalty,” Deke Stella, marketing director for Ninja Division, told the Idaho Statesman in 2016. “Most Kickstarters pull in a couple hundred backers. We pretty comfortably pull in 3,000 to 7,000 backers. It’s all people who are super invested into the stuff we do. They are passionate. They s...
Wargaming, Riot, Id and Blizzard vets form Ganymede Games – PC Games Insider

Wargaming, Riot, Id and Blizzard vets form Ganymede Games – PC Games Insider

PC Games
Another week; another indie studio set up by triple-A vets.This time around it's Ganymede Games, which - as reported by Variety - has been established by Wargaming vets Jerry Prochazka and Lynn Stetson, who were in charge of third-party publishing and global user and product experiences at the World of Tanks giant respectively.This new venture is being set up in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with the region's Refundable Film Product Tax Credit scheme being sizable in the decision to make this part of their world its home.“It’s a good time to create new experiences because players are asking for that,” said Prochazka (pictured, third from right). “We want to make games that are easy to get into, and easy to get out of. We have busy lives, so we want short gaming session...
Corsair One i160 gaming PC review: small, powerful, and pricey – The Verge

Corsair One i160 gaming PC review: small, powerful, and pricey – The Verge

Games Review
For the past year or so, I’ve been on a mission to find the ultimate compact gaming PC, something I could fit on top of my desk and in a bag and still be able to play the latest AAA games without difficulty. Recently, my quest has landed me on the Corsair One, a line of high-end gaming PCs that have surprisingly small cases and form factors. Fortunately, Corsair just released a new version of the One with support for the latest processors from Intel and GPUs from Nvidia. My colleague Vlad tested the first version of the Corsair One in 2017, back when the best model you could get included a 7th Gen Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti graphics card for the substantial sum of $2,599.99. The new version o
Here are the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice system requirements – PCGamesN

Here are the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice system requirements – PCGamesN

PC Games
There’s just six weeks to go until the release of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and publisher Activision and developer FromSoftware have released the system requirements for their upcoming souls-like set in the Sengoku era of Japan. With more than a month left until release, you’ve got plenty of time to go and find those extra components if you need them, but thankfully for those of you with lower-end rigs, it doesn’t look as though the game is too demanding. While Sekiro maintains plenty that Dark Souls fans will be familiar with, there are also some major differences – the souls that defined FromSoft’s iconic series are gone, replaced by experience points and skill trees. And if you fancy a stealthier approach, there’s room for that as well. And if all...