Saturday, April 4, 2020

Resident Evil 3 Remake Mod Adds Isabelle from Animal Crossing

Isabelle Mask mod for Resident Evil 3 Remake lets Jill Valentine masquerade as Isabelle from Animal Crossing series.

Whenever a highly anticipated video game comes out on any PC gaming platform, modding community takes it upon themselves to change certain characters or aspects for fun, as we saw last year with Resident Evil 2 Remake.

What probably no one has saw coming was Isabelle from Animal Crossing being modded into newly released Resident Evil 3 Remake by developer/publisher Capcom but the end result may not be what many were expecting at all.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Mod Adds Isabelle from Animal Crossing

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Often time mods are used to swap main characters with protagonist or antagonists of some other franchise and one would generally expect Isabelle to take place of Nemesis and hunting down Jill Valentine throughout Raccoon City.

However, modder Crazy Potato had a different yet simpler idea of giving Jill a mask of Animal Crossing's cheerful assistant. Her transition from ex-S.T.A.R.S. member into a carefree spirit, wandering around a zombie-infested city is hilarious.

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Agonizing Cuteness Overloaded

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Latest installment of Animal Crossing social simulation game series, Animal Crossing: New Horizons came out on March 20, same day with acclaimed first-person shooter Doom Eternal and became part of many fan-made crossovers.

Players are busy creating loads of stuff from iconic franchises in New Horizons and aspects of its own are now part of another very different genre that has nothing to do with being cutesy at all, thanks to creative ideas of Crazy Potato.

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Survival Horror Crossover

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Isabelle Mask mod for Resident Evil 3 is currently available at Nexus Mods website and sized only 12.4 MB. Although watching Isabelle to get punched by Nemesis or getting bitten by zombies on-screen would be rather disturbing.

Resident Evil 3 Remake is out now on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which includes a 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer experience titled Resident Evil: Resistance that replaces fan-favorite Mercenaries Mode from 1999 original.

Resident Evil 8 Rumored to Release in 2021

Newest leak from AestheticGamer reveals that Resident Evil 8 is rumored to release next year, with themes of occultism and such.

Right after releasing first-person survival horror game Resident Evil 7, there was rumors of developer/publisher Capcom already started working on Resident Evil 8 and presumably been under active development for some time.

A newly rumored leak from reputed leaker AestheticGamer claims that Resident Evil 8 is going to be in first-person and would take long-running Resident Evil franchise to a brand-new direction when it will come out next year.

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Resident Evil 8 Rumored to Release in 2021

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According to his newest leaks, Resident Evil 8 originally starts development as Resident Evil: Revelations 3 but it quickly became a mainline title instead when Capcom was too impressed by one of its early version and internal feedback.

Aside from first-person perspective, the game will introduce elements of occultism, sequences of hallucination and insanity with an undertone of major distrust among characters to take Resident Evil franchise to a new direction.

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In a latest Tweet, industry insider AestheticGamer AKA Dusk Golem has revealed some major details on RE8.


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What they actually intended for RE8 to be back then are now set aside in favor of recent changes and may be picked up later. Whether they still make it to become a numbered series entry or a spin-off is yet to be seen in future though.

Of course, any major rumor as such should be taken with a grain of salt up until official sources confirm them and in case of Dusk Golem, there is no exception either even though his leaks on Resident Evil 3 Remake were accurate in past so far.

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Although Capcom didn't follow a set path of changes that was introduced in RE7 when it comes to recent remakes of Resident Evil 2 in 2019 and Resident Evil 3 in 2020, these projects were heavily lauded by critics and fans in general.

Both of these titles were overall improvement of their classic counterparts and would likely to inspire Capcom to release more remakes. It is only a matter of time that they will start working on a reimagining of Resident Evil 4 in near future.

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However, recent rumors on RE8 sound really tempting and probably may even turn out to be true at some extent or in its entirety, mostly for fans that prefers any new titles of RE main series over Capcom's remakes in recent years.

All plausible indication that came out thus far suggests that next Resident Evil game will be a major game-changer in terms of mechanics that were scrapped before and may end up getting revealed very soon, probably by end of this month.

Friday, April 3, 2020

GTA Online Offers $500K for April 2020

Rockstar Games will be giving away huge sum of reward for playing Grand Theft Auto Online in April 2020.

Although fans are running crazy with numerous leaks and rumors for upcoming Grand Theft Auto VI lately, developer/publisher Rockstar Games is still very much invested in 2013 crime action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V.

Its multiplayer component Grand Theft Auto Online receives regular bonuses and updates, which kept GTA5 alive for so long and recently, Rockstar announced to offer players $500K in-game currency for simply logging in this month.

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GTA Online Offers $500K for April 2020

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Players need to log into GTA Online during April 2020 to receive half-million dollars cash bonus that they can spend on anything. This one-time offering will automatically show up on your Maze Bank account within maximum seven days.

Rockstar Games is trying to encourage GTA fans to lure them into playing online and stay home amidst a worldwide pandemic of COVID-19. They are also donating 5% of all proceedings from GTA Online and Red Dead Online to its relief efforts.

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GTA5 has seen its all-time biggest day and week on GTA Online following release of Diamond Casino update last year. GTAV continues to be on top-selling games list each month and has becomes best-selling game of last decade as well.

Grand Theft Auto V has been added to PlayStation Now games streaming and Xbox Game Pass service. Rockstar Games is enjoying its ever-growing popularity among players and is yet not ready to pull the brakes on GTA5 anytime soon.

Resident Evil 3 Remake Out Now

Remake of survival horror classic, Resident Evil 3 from Capcom is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

It's time to go back to Raccoon City to uncover ulterior motives of evil Umbrella Corporation and expose them as Resident Evil 3 Remake from developer/publisher Capcom is finally out today for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Following an immense success of Resident Evil 2 Remake last year, Capcom made an attempt at reimagining 1999 survival horror classic with slight gameplay changes, new characters, brand-new multiplayer mode and much more gore.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Out Now

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Whereas RE2 protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield were busy trying to get out alive with young Sherry Birkin, former S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine was still living in the city after surviving "Mansion Incident" at Arklay Mountains.

During her stay at Raccoon City alongside pilot Brad Vickers, her investigation on of Umbrella's activities led her to come across Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service operatives Carlos Oliveira, Mikhail Victor and Nikolai Zinoviev.

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Last Escape of Jill Valentine

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As they try to escape in a cable car amidst a T-Virus outbreak, Jill is hunted by a sentient bio-weapon called Nemesis. Umbrella has deployed this monster to kill all remaining members of police and S.T.A.R.S. to clear any evidence against them.

Nemesis is an ultimate pursuer who would stop at nothing to get his targets and can use weapons as well. Unlike G-Virus infected William Birkin or previous tyrant creature Mr. X, he possesses a superior intellect, thanks to improved AI.

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Nemesis; Ultimate Umbrella Bio-Weapon

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Capcom also took the liberty of introducing a 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer mode Resident Evil: Resistance as a multiplayer experience, instead of widely popular mini-game mode "The Mercenaries: Operation Mad Jackal" from original RE3.

Four players would assume role of survivors to fight against creatures and deadly traps set by an evil genius, played by a fifth player. Characters from Resident Evil lore like Annette Birkin and Ozwell Spencer would be available as Mastermind.

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1v4 Asymmetrical Multiplayer

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Have one quick look at RE3 Remake official launch trailer before heading into the city of dead one last time.




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Capcom has gotten rid of multiple endings in favor of a singular story path and did an overhaul of Jill's iconic dodge move. Weapons, ammo and resources are scarce as they were before but you can use her combat knife infinite amount of time.

Purchase for both digital and physical copies of Resident Evil 3 Remake Standard or Collector's Edition offers 90's original outfit and hairstyle for Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira in Classic Costume Pack as bonus when you pre-order.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Last of Us Part 2 Delayed Indefinitely

Sony has delayed release of The Last of Us Part II and Iron Man VR for indefinite time until further notice.

In recent wake of Coronavirus pandemic, every major entertainment media including video game industry are being affected and upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive title The Last of Us Part II becomes one of its most recent causality.

Sony Interactive Entertainment has lately decided to postpone launch for two of their expected PS4 titles due to global crisis of COVID-19 that is disrupting related services from providing a standard launch experience for all players.

The Last of Us Part 2 Delayed Indefinitely

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Originally, The Last of Us 2 had a February release date that was eventually delayed by developer Naughty Dog and moved to May 29, which is now delayed until further notice alongside VR shooter title Marvel's Iron Man VR.

It is safe to say that most recent delay in TLoU2 is not because of developers needing more time to work on it but because of logistics. Since Coronavirus is having impact on economy, Sony had no better option than pushing back its launch.

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In a recent post through official Twitter account, Naughty Dog states that they were in the middle of fixing final bugs at this point. Even if they finish it up now, they can't make sure that everyone gets to play it around same time.

Therefore, studios settled on delaying The Last of Us Part 2 until logistic issues can be solved before release. Of course, neither dev team nor players are happy about the postponement but this will be a fair action to everyone right now.

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In a time of distress when many are seeking comfort in video games to deal with boredom during quarantine, a widely-anticipated game like The Last of Us sequel getting delayed indefinitely is truly disappointing for sure.

Sony and Naughty Dog will be announcing updates on The Last of Us Part II and Iron Man VR as soon as they will have one. Unless they end up pushing back PlayStation 5 release date, these games may possibly arrive in summer 2020.

John Wick Hex Comes to PS4

Bithell Games is finally bringing fast-paced action strategy game John Wick Hex to PS4 next month, on May 5.

A prequel game based on action thriller John Wick movie franchise, British developer studio Bithell Games and publisher Good Shepherd Entertainment released action strategy title John Wick Hex last year for PC via Epic Games Store.

Out of the blue, Sony came out announcing today that Baba Yaga will be arriving on PlayStation 4 on May 5, 2020. Prepare to become the boogie man in a reimagination of John Wick in an action strategy video game next month.

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John Wick Hex Comes to PS4

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JWH is a unique experience that focuses on time-based actions instead of turn-based strategy and it all plays out as it was seen in movies. Since each actions require set amount of time, your performance would depend on how you manage it.

Distribution company Lionsgate and Thunder Road Pictures has given full freedom of exploring source material of the film series to game director Mike Bithell, who previously worked on games like Thomas Was Alone and Volume.

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He even took advice from director Chad Stahelski on gameplay mechanics during editing of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. They also collaborated with Ant Workshop studio to redesign the game from ground up for PS4 console.

Hex adapts a comic-book style visual and nicely depicts actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) starrer character of a professional hitman. Fan-favorite voice talent of Troy Baker (Mortal Kombat X, Resident Evil 6) returns as main villain.

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This latest adventure of John Wick is reprising roles of both Ian McShane and Lance Reddick from movies to hype players up even more. Wick will go after a whole new group of bad guys on behalf of High Table when he is still in his prime.

Re-watching John Wick trilogy before you get to play John Wick Hex on PS4 at launch day will be a good idea to get into the right vibe. Aside from getting a good taste of strategy game, this is a great chance to become Baba Yaga yourself.

ESO, Monster Energy Supercross 3 and WWE 2K20 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days offers Elder Scrolls Online, Monster Energy Supercross 3 and WWE 2K20 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

When everyone is practicing social distancing due to a global pandemic of COVID-19, gaming could great to alleviate boredom, which Xbox Free Play Days event got covered for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Starting from April 1, 12:01 AM PDT to April 13, 11:59 PM PDT, keep playing Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. Then enjoy a ride with Monster Energy Supercross 3 and WWE 2K20 from April 2, 12:01 AM PDT until April 5, 11:59 PM PDT.

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ESO, Monster Energy Supercross 3 and WWE 2K20 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Tamriel Unlimited invites you to acclaimed online RPG title Elder Scrolls Online to explore for next two weeks, alongside Morrowind chapter. This is your chance to discover secrets, explore its epic lands and learn ways of Tamriel for free.

Monster Energy Supercross 3 brings out all the excitement of 2019 season and let you become a champion yourself. Create tracks of your own using Track Editor or join with friends to engage in co-op gameplay over dedicated servers.

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WWE 2K20 is latest installment of professional wrestling game series WWE 2K that features your favorite superstars from Legend and NXT. Try out story of Four Horsewomen or newly reworked My Career mode with male or female talents.

Xbox Free Play Days will also allow Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members carry out all of their in-game achievements and progress to keep playing with if these titles are purchased by end of week for a heavily discounted price.

Gone Home and Hob Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store adds PC version of Drawful 2, Gone Home and Hob to free giveaway lineup for this week.

Last week, Epic Games initially gave out three games for PC platform via Epic Games Store and then went on to add go-to party game Drawful 2 shortly afterwards, which is still available to claim before April 9, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

Two more exciting titles; Gone Home and Hob are joining Epic Store weekly giveaway lineup today and stay up until April 9. All you have to do is to head over to EGS and log in with a free account to grab these games to own forever.

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Gone Home and Hob Free on Epic Games Store Now

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A powerful story about struggles of young Katie Greenbriar, Gone Home is a first-person exploration experience from developer/publisher The Fullbright Company that centers on uncovering the fate of her missing family.

One of the under-appreciated works of developer/publisher Runic Games, 2017 action-adventure title Hob is a story of a lone hero with a mechanical arm who is trying to figure his way solving puzzles and saving the planet.

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Also to note that ragdoll physics simulation game Totally Reliable Delivery Service has launched on Epic Games Store today and will be available to pick up for free to spoil yourself with some goofiness for a whole week until April 8.

Epic Store has already announced that narrative adventure title Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments from developer/publisher Frogwares will be on their giveaway list for next week and by then, they may end up adding more.

Sea of Thieves Coming to Steam

Released exclusively for Windows PC and Xbox One back in March 2018, Sea of Thieves is finally coming to Steam.

Debuted as one of the most-anticipated titles of 2018, popular open-world pirate adventure title Sea of Thieves from developer Rare Studio and publisher Microsoft Studios currently boasts a community of over 10 million players.

In a recent official announcement, Microsoft has revealed that Sea of Thieves is heading over to Steam very soon, which would have support for cross-platform play with other Pirate Legends on Windows PC platform and Xbox One console.

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Sea of Thieves Coming to Steam

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Microsoft has been promoting Sea of Thieves as a flagship title for Xbox Game Pass subscription service from very beginning. SoT is a quirky pirate simulator that initially garnered mixed reception but became better with a series of updates.

During its two year-long run, pirates have fended off killer Kraken, fought Megalodons and looted Skeleton Forts throughout many adventures. There will be more of these legendary tales when SoT will finally arrive on Valve's storefront.

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In 2019, Xbox chief Phil Spencer expressed plans to offer more choice to players deciding where they want to buy their PC games from. Rare Studio has yet to announce a release window for Steam but players can add SoT to wishlist now.

Sea of Thieves initially launched two years ago on Microsoft Store as an Xbox-exclusive, which will now be joining alongside Gears 5, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and State of Decay 2 on Steam as latest Xbox Game Studios title.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

PlayStation Plus Free Games for April 2020

PlayStation Plus free games lineup for April 2020 includes Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Dirt Rally 2.0.

Now that PlayStation Plus games for April 2020 have been officially announced by Sony Entertainment, turns out leaks that came out last week revealing Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Dirt Rally 2.0 in advance was actually accurate.

Sony usually unveils their PS Plus schedule on last Wednesday of each month but that schedule was moved out this month for some reason. Both of these PlayStation 4 titles will become available for all monthly subscribers on April 7, 2020.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for April 2020

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Those who picked up Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection back in January 2020 on PS Plus would surely appreciate having Uncharted 4 this month and embark a new journey with Nathan Drake across the globe for a long-lost treasure.

Next month, developer Naughty Dog will be celebrating fourth anniversary of this 2016 acclaimed title and this is a great chance to hitch a ride of a lifetime with retired fortune hunter once again to uncover a historical conspiracy.

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Largely known for rally driving, Dirt Rally 2.0 takes you to race over iconic tracks in single-player campaign or online multiplayer. There is a rallycross mode that features supercars and eight circuits from FIA World Rallycross championship.

One of the most realistic race simulator titles from British developer/publisher Codemasters, 2.0 has variety of challenging courses, car customizations and weather changing system to offer an outstanding your off-road experience.

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PlayStation Plus members won't have to idly wait for another week to claim newest lineup of games as they still have a few days left to download both Shadow of the Colossus and Sonic Forces from last month before April 6.

Sony is seemingly giving away some great games on PS Plus for 2020 compared to last year, which was pretty dull. More of their PS4-exclusives are being given lately in anticipation of PlayStation 5 launch this holiday season.

The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch New Release Date

Obsidian announces a June 2020 release date for long-awaited Nintendo Switch version of The Outer Worlds.

Though 2019's acclaimed sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds by developer Obsidian Entertainment was set to launch on Nintendo Switch last month, everything came to a halt due to global pandemic of COVID-19.

It has recently revealed via an official announcement from Obsidian today that both digital and physical version of The Outer Worlds gets a brand-new release date of arrival for Nintendo hybrid handheld console on June 5, 2020.

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The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch New Release Date

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Previously planned for a March 6 release, TOW was unfortunately pushed back when its port developer Virtuos Games had to suddenly close down their studio like all Chinese offices amidst an initial outbreak of Coronavirus in February.

Before news of delay came in, fans were unhappy over a physical release without cartridge that charges full price for an empty case and publisher Private Division decided to include a game card for retail copies taking notice of their feedback.

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Another thing players need to keep in mind that TOW will be receiving a day one patch worth nearly 6 GB with added hi-res textures, gameplay optimization and other essential fixes to improve your overall experience on Switch.

For a standard price of $59.99 only, The Outer Worlds digital and physical versions for Nintendo Switch will be available on given date. Obsidian is also planning to release a Steam version of TOW for PC platform later at some point in 2020.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Rayman Legends Free on Uplay Now

PC version of classic platformer title Rayman Legends is currently free on Uplay to claim before April 3, 2020.

Now that people are stuck in their own home due to COVID-19 pandemic, developer/publisher Ubisoft has come forward to help them out a bit with free game giveaway for limited time to spend time home during a global lockdown.

Following their most recent offering of Child of Light on PC platform, players are getting a chance to grab a copy of acclaimed 2013 platform game Rayman Legends on Uplay from March 31, 7:00 PM to April 3, 7:00 PM of your local time.

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Rayman Legends Free on Uplay Now

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Rayman Legends debuts as a major improvement over its predecessor title Rayman Origins and allows a more flexible control. It takes platforming gameplay into new challenging levels in every step with near-impossible obstacles.

As they are busy raising donations for relief funds, Ubisoft is ramping up a list of more free games like Assassin's Creed and Just Dance. Plus, there will be free trial weekends for many of their new and old AAA-releases in coming days.

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Playing video games from home can help you keep your mind off current situation worldwide and help maintaining self-isolation. Even WHO has recently suggested that gaming is likely to keep you from exposing to the Coronavirus.

Usually sold at $19.99 only over digital storefronts for PC and consoles, Rayman Legends is a great game to start practicing social distancing with and you can claim this title now using a free Uplay account to keep forever in your library.