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Day: February 9, 2019

Nintendo Labo, Switch games and more of the week’s best gaming deals – Polygon

Nintendo Labo, Switch games and more of the week’s best gaming deals – Polygon

Games News
When it rains Switch deals, it pours. Though Nintendo is notoriously tight-fisted when it comes to discounts on its flagship console, this week we were practically inundated with deals on Switch games and accessories. First, GameStop discounted Nintendo Labo kits, the DIY cardboard accessories, to $40 each. Then Walmart took $15 off some first-party Switch titles, including 2018 releases Mario Tennis Aces and Super Mario Party. Prices have crept back up to MSRP on most of those games, but Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 2 are still $45 at Walmart. If you’re in the market for the Switch itself though, you might want to wait a week. Nintendo just announced a new Switch bundle with a free $35 eShop gift card that will be released on Feb. 15. And Target is cur...
New PlayStation Store PS4 Sale Offers Ubisoft Games For Dirt Cheap – Comicbook.com

New PlayStation Store PS4 Sale Offers Ubisoft Games For Dirt Cheap – Comicbook.com

PlayStation Games
Ubisoft is one of the biggest and best game makers in the industry. Each year it releases multiple big games, and over time has established some of the most prolific IP in the industry, such as: Far Cry, Assassin's Creed, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. That said beyond an indie release here and there, its games tend to take a toll on your wallet with their AAA $60 launch price-point. And as a result, sometimes it's best to wait until its games go on sale. And if you're a PlayStation gamer, there's never been a better time to pick up some Ubisoft games then right now, as the French company has teamed up with Sony Interactive Entertainment for a special Ubisoft sale on the PlayStation Store. Here are some of the highlights of said sale: Far Cry 5 -- $15 -- Save 75 percent Far Cry 4 ...
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will get a new game plus mode this month – PCGamesN

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will get a new game plus mode this month – PCGamesN

PC Games
Fancy a return trip to the Peloponnese? Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s new game plus mode will be arriving this month, so you’ll be able to take your endgame character back through Ubisoft’s expansive Greek adventure. Ubisoft tweeted this week that new game plus will finally make its way into Odyssey sometime in February, but didn’t provide additional details about the mode. The feature was announced prior to Odyssey’s launch and it was eventually added into Assassin’s Creed Origins in about the same time-frame, four months post-launch. In Origins, new game plus let you take your endgame-level Bayek through the game’s story once again, keeping your unlocked skills and testing them against beefed-up enemies. However, Odyssey introduced a somewh...
The flops are piling up for video game titans – Chicago Daily Herald

The flops are piling up for video game titans – Chicago Daily Herald

Games News
In recent years, the video game industry looked like it had found the antidote to the boom-bust cycles that had long plagued the business. Publishers focused on a few well-known titles and extended their lives through in-game purchases, expansion packs and online tournaments. Electronic Arts Inc., one of the largest players, doubled its market value to almost $45 billion last year as a new era of steady, predictable revenue seemed at hand. Then, like a wrong turn in Pac-Man, it was game over. The biggest names in games have stumbled this year as marquee titles flopped and online spending came up short. Electronic Arts shares tumbled 13 percent Wednesday after the company confessed that some of its biggest releases disappointe...
Analysts Predict High Price for PlayStation 5 – Game Rant – Game Rant

Analysts Predict High Price for PlayStation 5 – Game Rant – Game Rant

PlayStation Games
report this adAs the current console generation is seemingly winding down, rumors and speculation are starting to ramp up concerning the next PlayStation and Xbox consoles. While virtually nothing is known about either console, one industry analyst is predicting that the PlayStation 5 will be a premium console and carry a high price tag. Ace Research Institute Analyst Hideki Yasuda is predicting that the PlayStation 5 will launch with a $499 price tag. For reference, the PlayStation 4 launched in 2013 one hundred dollars cheaper at $399. There’s a chance, according to Yasuda, that the PS5 may even launch well below $499, possibly matching the PS4’s $399 price. If that were to happen, Sony would almost surely be taking a major hit in revenue, ...
Creating video games could be your next job. Villa Maria College will provide the degree. – WKBW-TV

Creating video games could be your next job. Villa Maria College will provide the degree. – WKBW-TV

Games News
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Video games have been around for 40-years and are as popular as ever. With the new developments in technology, Chris Langford, a computer software developer says it is easier than ever for someone to start creating the future of gaming. " Making video games involves every single creative medium that already exists," Langford said. He creates games and works on augmented reality at the Buffalo Game Space in the Tri-Main Building on Main Street. The non-profit helps build the video game scene in the Queen City. "The games industry is larger than both the movie and music industry combined," Jeffery Werner, Instructor of animation at Villa Maria College said. "A lot of growth and opportunity there." The Department of Labor estimates that th...
Another Free PC Game Is Now Available Via The Epic Games Store – GameSpot

Another Free PC Game Is Now Available Via The Epic Games Store – GameSpot

PC Games
The newest free game being given away on the Epic Game Store is Axiom Verge. First releasing in 2015, Axiom Verge proved popular with fans with its gripping science fiction narrative and Metroidvania-inspired mechanics.Axiom Verge will be free to download on the Epic Game Store until February 21, but it's yours to keep and play forever once you have. All you need to do is create an Epic account on the company's store page, sign-in, and then you can download the game. It's worth keeping your account around if you want more games, because after Axiom Verge, the Epic Games Store will start offering the excellent Thimbleweed Park for free.In our Axiom Verge review, Peter Brown gave the game an 8/10, writing, "Axiom Verge is a game that's easy to fall in love with because it hits so many hig...
Our favorite two-player board games, 2019 edition – Ars Technica

Our favorite two-player board games, 2019 edition – Ars Technica

Games News
If you're anything like us, Valentine's Day brings to mind iconic images of candlelit dinners, boxes of chocolate, roses, and, of course, board games. "What tabletop games are best for couples?" is a question we get all the time here at Ars Cardboard, and today we're answering (again) by reprising our 2016 two-player guide with fresh new picks for 2019. Of course, you don't have to be romantically linked to your gaming partner to enjoy these titles; our recommendations are perfect for any time your group is running behind and you only have one other person to push some cubes with. Or maybe you don't have a group—all you need to play these games is one other willing (or kinda-sorta willing) partner. The games below are new-player-friendly card and board games (sorry, we're not tack...
PS4 free game: Fans can now download one of the best PlayStation games for FREE – Express

PS4 free game: Fans can now download one of the best PlayStation games for FREE – Express

PlayStation Games
PS4 owners can download one of the best PlayStation games for free this weekend.Just days after releasing the latest batch of PS Plus free games, Sony has made the excellent Tetris Effect available for free.The Tetris Effect Weekend Trial demo is available to download for free right now on the PlayStation Store.But you'll have to be quick if you want to try it out for free, because the demo is only playable until February 12.As an added bonus, anybody who decides to pick up the full release can do so at a reduced price.For a limited time only, Tetris Effect is available for the discounted price of £26.24.It's even better news for PSVR owners, who can check out Tetris Effect in virtual reality."This time-limited Trial Version is just a small taste of what to expect from the full ga...
Top 10 Strategy Games for PC on Microsoft Store – TWCN Tech News

Top 10 Strategy Games for PC on Microsoft Store – TWCN Tech News

PC Games
If you are looking for the best Strategy games for Windows 10, then your search ends here. So, when we have vetted the top ten strategy games for PC in Microsoft Store, we have looked at the biggest decisions to make, large scale, loud and action-packed. You are set to get all the options here from fast pace to simply competitive. Best Strategy Games for Windows 10 PC We have featured all the best action packed and also very competitive strategy games for you. So, get your seat belts on because we are about to make your free times even more exciting. 1] Cooking Fever We are going to start this list with Cooking Fever because of it one of the highest rated strategy games available on Microsoft Store. Cooking Fever is a game involving cooking your favorite dishes an...