Showing posts with label Simulation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Simulation. Show all posts

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

During each Xbox Free Play Days weekly event, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets to cheer up to celebrate new lineup of games to play on Xbox One console for free while staying in comfort of home.

Starting from June 25, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT, Live Gold or Game Pass subscribers can head over to Microsoft Store to download and play newly added Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley until June 28, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley on Xbox Free Play Days

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Now that an official follow up sequel waiting for release in January 2021, take a tour into world of assassination with Agent 47 in stealth adventure title Hitman 2 by developer IO Interactive and follow targets to worldwide locations.

Then jump into 2016 simulation role-playing game Stardew Valley from publisher Chucklefish, where player character goes back to inherit a rural farm from their grandfather in an attempt to try and settle there to leave a city life behind.

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When your trial period in Free Play Days are finally over, you can still keep playing these titles by simply purchasing them and enjoy special member discount for limited time but remember that percentage may vary in different region.

Xbox Free Play Days for this week lets you grab Hitman 2 Gold Edition for a whopping 75% off, which is a complete steal. People who are looking forward to begin their journey to Stardew Valley can buy its standard edition at 30% less.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Farming Simulator 14 and 16 Free on Mobile and PC

Giants Software is giving away Farming Simulator 14 and 16 for free on Android, iOS and PC for a limited time.

Though not appealing to a broader audience group, realistic farming simulation game series Farming Simulator from developer Giants Software and publisher Focus Home Interactive has its unique follower base on different platforms.

In a surprise giveaway, Farming Simulator 14 and 16 has become a free title for a very limited time on Android via Google Play, iOS via App Store and Windows PC via Microsoft Store to claim and add to your collection of games online.

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Farming Simulator 14 and 16 Free on Mobile and PC

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Farming Simulator 14 improves its overall experience for mobile devices than past installments, including visuals. Your task is to make a career in agricultural field and work hard on your farm to make that happen with tools and vehicles.

Farming Simulator 16 expands upon all previously added features with more details in an-open world. Plant and harvest your crops, raise cattle in your barn and sell timber to earn an honest, rural livelihood that lets you buy more farm land.

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It sure would have helped newcomers a lot if Giants Software had a tutorial to teach them some basics of farming. If managing harvesters and tractors seem too much inconvenient for you, then there is an AI assistant to offer help.

In comparison to various other popular simulator games available in market, Farming Simulator is considered more mainstream. However, the franchise has found larger community of players on PC instead of consoles due to its quality.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Persona 4: Golden Breaks Steam Player Count and Sales Record

PC version of Persona 4: Golden breaks record as most played JRPG of all-time and high sales on Steam.

Last week, PC version of acclaimed role-playing game Persona 4: Golden was announced and released during PC Gaming Show 2020 on June 13, 2020, a few days after developer Atlus created a brand-new creator page on Steam.

Even though P4: Golden came out nearly a decade ago, Persona fans were very excited to have a port for the JRPG classic on Windows PC, which broke record for number of player count and sales, according to reports from Steam Charts.

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Persona 4: Golden Breaks Steam Player Count and Sales Record

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Spotted by a Resetera user, P4G has amassed a total of 29,984 concurrent players only a day after its Steam debut on June 14, breaking record of Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition as most concurrently played non-MMO JRPG of all-time.

Persona 4: Golden is currently listed as a top-seller game on Steam, globally sitting at number 3 position. Almost 30% of its overall player base has already cleared up their first in-game dungeon, showing great interest at the game.

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Atlus communications manager, Ari Advincula has stated in an interview from earlier this year that a Nintendo Switch version of Persona 5 is possible only if players keep voicing their demands to Atlus and show full support.

Many fans then took Twitter to trend new hashtag #BreakFreePersona, pleading to Atlus for releasing ports of Persona games to Switch console and thus, breaking Sony's long-running authority over a widely beloved JRPG franchise.

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Majority of Persona series fans have always showed a positive response towards its old and new ports. Now that P4: Golden has arrived on Steam; its success can inspire Atlus to bring more ports other than Persona games to PC.

When a leaked listing on SteamDB has revealed news of Persona 4: Golden getting a PC release earlier, there was another rumor for Persona 3 Portable coming to Steam as well, which has yet to be officially confirmed by developer Atlus.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Persona 4: Golden May Come to PC

Following tease of an upcoming announcement by Atlus, PS2-exclusive title Persona 4: Golden may be coming to PC via Steam.

Shortly after schedule for upcoming PC Gaming Show 2020 is revealed earlier, developer Atlus has taken official Twitter account of Atlus West to announce some exciting news and linked to their brand-new creator page on Steam.

Soon, people start finding evidence that lead to rumors for PC version of Persona 4: Golden arriving on Steam. Another source has cited that Persona 3 Portable may also be announced during PC Gaming Show on June 13, 2020.

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Persona 4: Golden May Come to PC

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Industry insider Daniel Ahmad and Nibellion starts posting more information on Twitter about an unconfirmed port of P4: Golden, where it is pointed out that Atlus will be revealing and releasing port of acclaimed JRPG on same day.

Following immense success of 2008 role-playing game Persona 4 on PlayStation 2, an enhanced version was developed for PlayStation Vita portable console much like Persona 3 Portable, with newly added features and story elements.

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When listing image for Persona 4: Golden was found within third-party website SteamDB, it only added more fuel to the fire. Validity of such claims for SteamDB listing was later confirmed by developer Pavel Djundik via a Tweet.

Moreover, players eventually found out a support page for anti-piracy software Denuvo that is associated with P4G. Many are wondering what Atlus is planning for a possible port of most popular game in Persona series, Persona 5?

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P4: Golden never debuted on any other platforms other than PS2 and PS Vita ever since its launch. If all of these reports and leaks came out to be true after all, P4: Golden is stepping into a new gaming system for first time after 2012.

Persona 4: Golden is allegedly coming to Steam this weekend and with Atlus creating a Steam creator page will only deliver more ports. So far, their only entry in Valve's gaming platform is Catherine: Full Body, re-release of Catherine.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Overcooked Free on Epic Games Store Now! Again!

Once again, Epic Games Store is giving away acclaimed cooking simulator Overcooked for free on this week's giveaway.

An early leak last month has successfully ousted all three previous freebie titles on Epic Games Store but has failed to predict the fourth one accurately, as Epic Games has just unveiled their most recent giveaway title for this week.

Epic Store is giving away PC version of chaotic cooking simulation game Overcooked instead of Ark: Survival Evolved, which you can easily claim to own forever with a free account anytime before June 11, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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Overcooked Free on Epic Games Store Now! Again!

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Overcooked is a weird culinary adventure title from developer Ghost Town Games and publisher Team 17, which is considered as one of the most fun co-op experience to enjoy with your friends and play as a team of cooks.

You and a group of master chefs must use their finest kitchen skills to save Onion Kingdom from a grave danger. Through unusual conditions, your ultimate challenge is to make a range of delicious dishes that pleases the customer.

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Epic Store has already given out Overcooked once last year and they have brought it back as a freebie once again for some unknown reason. Nevertheless, those who couldn't claim it the first time can now grab a copy within next week.

Epic Games Store has offered a wide variety of high-profile games to celebrate ongoing Epic MEGA Sale and plans to continue their promotional offer of handing out more PC games to players for free throughout entirety of 2020.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Crosses Lifetime Sales Targets

Latest financial reports of Nintendo reveal that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has surpassed its lifetime sales projections.

Now that most people throughout the world are in self-quarantine and busy gaming, a large part of them has found solace in Nintendo Switch-exclusive social simulator Animal Crossing: New Horizons from developer/publisher Nintendo.

Translation and summarizing of a recent a Q&A session from Nintendo Annual Financial Briefing by President and CEO Shuntaro Furukawa reveals that New Horizons have now surpassed original lifetime sales number estimated by Nintendo.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Crosses Lifetime Sales Targets

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Within first two months of its worldwide release, New Horizons has already exceeded its lifetime sales projections set by company and thus, completely outselling every other top-selling Nintendo games for Switch console.

When it comes to breaking sales records on Nintendo systems, titles like Mario, Pokémon and Super Smash Bros. often comes to mind. This has been an ongoing case for Nintendo Switch ever since its launch back in 2017 till March 2020.

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New Horizons have easily crossed previous records set by major first-party Nintendo titles in a friendly competition shortly after its release on Switch and has sold more copies than any other titles from Animal Crossing franchise so far.

In a month of launch, not only has it crossed way over combined earnings of all previous series releases, Animal Crossing: New Horizons might very well be the best-selling game for entire lifetime of Nintendo Switch handheld console.

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Recent crisis of COVID-19 pandemic contributed to huge success of New Horizons as millions of people seeks escape from boredom practicing social-distancing and probably will inspire Nintendo to continue support with new content.

Additional reports say that Animal Crossing: New Horizons was popular among 20 and 30 year old fans, with 40% of them were female. From an overall 55 million sales number, a total of 21 million Nintendo Switch units were sold in last fiscal year.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

PlayStation Plus Free Games for May 2020

PlayStation Plus free games lineup will be adding Cities: Skylines and Farming Simulator 19 for May 2020.

An official announcement from Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed free PlayStation 4 games for all valued members of PlayStation Plus service to get access to on May 2020 and enjoy next month from May 5 to June 1, 2020.

Latest lineup for PS Plus includes Cities: Skylines and Farming Simulator 19 of simulation genre this month. While there is still time, you can still grab onto Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Dirt Rally 2.0 from April 2020 before new games go live.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for May 2020

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Considered more like a modern-day successor of SimCity franchise, city-building simulator game Cities: Skylines offer a wide array of features, which allows you to turn a progressing community into an ever-extensive megacity.

It has a complex gameplay mechanics that helps keeping the flow of progress in a growing city needs strategic steps. Ensuring happiness of an urban populace is a key to industrial success and a key to emerging as a booming metropolis.

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Players who enjoy a rugged life outdoors and working in fields can fulfill that fantasy at the very comfort of their couch indoors through Farming Simulator 19 from developer Giants Software GmbH and publisher Focus Home Interactive.

You can have your complete farming experience with best agriculture machineries and tools form renowned companies. Establish your dream ranch in two locations set in Europe and U.S., to grow corps, breed livestock and other activities.

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Also, to keep in mind that Sony is giving away Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey on PS4 via recently announced Play At Home initiative to encourage people to stay with home to help prevent COVID–19 pandemic.

Although both Cities: Skylines and Farming Simulator 19 are great despite belonging to a certain niche, fans are likely to get disappointed having them both in same month when most of them are stuck at home amidst Coronavirus outbreak.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Farming Simulator 19 Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is offering PC version of Farming Simulator 19 in free giveaway game for this week.

Continuing their freebie offering for anyone with a free account, Epic Games returns give out another game for PC on their digital distribution storefront Epic Games Store as usual, which they are going to keep up for entirety of this year.

In latest giveaway of Epic Store, a free copy of simulation title Farming Simulator 19 from developer Giants Software and publisher Focus Home Interactive is up for claiming anytime before February 6, 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM EDT.

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Farming Simulator 19 Free on Epic Games Store Now

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If you are someone who would enjoy working in countryside and is interested in earning an honest living out of hard labor, then indulge yourself into managing your own farm with all modern equipment and tools at hand.

With their own freedom of choice, players would go buying seeds, driving trucks, reaping crops and taking care of livestock to make their dream ranch. There is a co-operative multiplayer mode for players to go riding in horses for a good time.

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New addition of farming activities, animals, corps and various band of vehicles give fans much more to do with an existing formula. FS19 is an overall improvement of all past installments from a long-running series of agriculture sim.

For next week, Epic Games Store will have not just one but three free games from Asmodee Digital; Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride and Pandemic. They are available from next Thursday to add to your online library until February 13, 2020.