Showing posts with label Steam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Steam. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

EA Games Returning to Steam

EA games are finally coming back to Steam, with titles like Jedi: Fallen Order and EA Access subscription service.

Only days ago, video game publisher company Electronic Arts has posted photo of a steaming coffee mug on Twitter, which at first glance doesn't mean much and is easily missable but PC gamers assumed this to be a major tease.

With everyone has been speculating that EA may be returning to Steam after all and today, it is finally revealed that they are coming back to digital distribution platform of Valve Corporation eight years after their initial departure.

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EA Games Returning to Steam

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EA has officially announced partnership with Valve to bring their games to Steam for players on PC platform. This affiliation will bring back some of their popular titles as well as monthly distribution service to a new audience.

To kick-off an exciting lineup, upcoming anticipated title Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has already debuted on Steam and available for pre-order. Soon, Sims 4 and Unravel Two will join before 2019 ends with more to come next year.

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More multiplayer games like Apex Legends, Battlefield V and FIFA 20 will arrive next year that previously were available on Origin Access. On spring 2020, their partnership will bring EA Access subscription program to Steam.

By spending $4.99 only a month or $29.99 for a year, players would get unlimited access to games from The Vault, early trials, exclusive discounts, expansions and special in-game rewards for their EA Access membership via Steam.

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Back in 2014, EA Access was revealed for Xbox One before coming to PC as Origin Access and now is out on PlayStation 4 platform too. Though they were doing okay, it probably has failed to gain as much traction as EA expected.

This huge power move from Electronic Arts and Valve will surely benefit developers and players from PC gaming community while work on to improve their company image to public in an age of competitive marketplace.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC Release Date

Capcom reveals official release date for PC version of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne with slew of updates.

It took a couple of months for action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World from developer/publisher Capcom to arrive on PC platform after making initial debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2018.

A major expansion pack titled Iceborne has been released earlier on consoles earlier this year and many players were eagerly looking forward to PC version official release date, which is declared to arrive on January 9, 2020.

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC Release Date

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A brand-new trailer came out announcing Steam launch date for Iceborne and highlights its key features.




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The trailer clearly shows why Capcom took time to release Windows PC version of Iceborne and what that wait will be worth. Released in 4K at 60 FPS, an early preview of how good it will look playing is just teased in advance.

There will be a high resolution texture pack, ultra-wide screen 21:9 support, uncapped frame rate and of course, 4K Resolution support. When winter will finally come to "New World", there will be many monsters to slay on a frozen terrain.

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Capcom is planning Monster Hunter: World X Resident Evil seasonal crossover event for Halloween for next month. Players on PS4 and Xbox consoles will join on November 2019 while a definitive schedule for PC is yet to be revealed.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne massive expansion DLC pack is already available for pre-order on Steam and priced $49.99 only. Prepare yourself to usher a new hunting season in 2020 and go for new difficulty tier of Master Rank hunts.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Crusader Kings 3 Announced

Paradox Interactive officially announces their upcoming grand strategy game Crusader Kings III at PDXCON 2019.

After totally redefining grand strategy genre of games by releasing Crusader Kings II back in early 2012, developer/publisher Paradox Interactive has spent last few years adding more story to it with a series of DLC expansion packs.

In celebration of their PDXCON 2019 annual convention, Paradox has officially announced upcoming dynasty simulator Crusader Kings III as a worthy sequel to CKII, all set to come out for PC on Steam and Xbox Game Pass in 2020.

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Crusader Kings 3 Announced

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An official trailer showcases what sort of measures it takes to build your medieval dynasty and secure your throne.




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It took seven years for new generation of strategy games is about to receive a worthy heir. Players are offered a chance to create their own realm in medieval era to conquer and establish their family dynasty in an alternate history setting.

Europe of middle ages would require cunning tactics and constant scheming to keep things running in order. Other than newly added 3D-rendered character models, detailed maps are included to explore many new stories.

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To determine how you want things to unfold, pay attention over culture and religion, so that enemy forces will have something more to worry about. A lot of familiar gameplay mechanics will return alongside a few surprising new features.

Starting from 2004, Crusader Kings franchise has been out there for fifteen years now and millions of players have experienced this epic series full of drama, heartbreak and treachery as a result of well-placed strategy of their rivals.

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Those who are not quite familiar with can jump on board along with series veterans since its predecessor title Crusader Kings II has now permanently became free-to-play and keep busy until the recently revealed sequel arrives next year.

In coming months, Paradox Interactive will eventually come up with an official release date and some more details on gameplay for Crusader Kings III. Next year, cult medieval action will make a return to series that fans loved so much.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Crusader Kings 2 Permanently Free-to-Play

Paradox Interactive announces grand strategy game Crusader Kings II going free-to-play forever to celebrate PDXCON 2019.

In order to celebrate their oncoming annual convention, PDXCON, Swedish video game developer/publisher Paradox Interactive is offering widely popular grand strategy game Crusader Kings II to play for free on Steam.

This cult medieval action title is not just given for a limited time only but has gone free-to-play now and its official announcement has no end date. Paradox has confirmed the change and it is no longer available for purchase on official site either.

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Crusader Kings 2 Permanently Free-to-Play

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Following its release back in early 2012, CK2 has been on many giveaway or sales and if you have somehow missed all of that, then now is a great chance to grab a copy and start forming your own dynasty through European history.

There is more than a dozen of expansion packs released already and almost all of them are currently on sale at 50% discount. So, you can expand your experience even beyond the base game with any major DLC in under $5 only.

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Players are to come up with tactics of war and form helpful alliances to ensure succession of their dynasty. However, it has more complexity in terms of gameplay mechanics than typical feudal sandbox games of same category.

Paradox has recently revealed Crusader Kings III at PDXCON 2019, a follow-up sequel to Crusader Kings II that is set to arrive on 2020. CK2 going free-to-play is a great strategy to draw in many new players into grand strategy genre.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Trailer

Rockstar Games released a beautiful new 4K trailer for upcoming PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2.

Just so you know, developer/publisher Rockstar Games have announced long-awaited PC version of Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 earlier this month, which is set to arrive on November 5, 2019.

Details on PC system requirements, pre-order bonus and screenshots are already released. They drop an official trailer lately to showcase graphical superiority of upcoming RDR2 port in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Trailer

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Skipping both gameplay and story, new official PC trailer focuses on beautiful world of Red Dead Redemption 2.




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Rockstar has worked really hard to make PC version of the game an ultimate version with major improvements in graphics and performance. Its expansive open-world will feel more immersive with improved lighting for day and night.

Players on PC will be able to experience adventures of Arthur Morgan and Van der Linde gang on multi-monitor and widescreens. Almost every aspect of your surrounding environment is reworked with better rendition of textures.

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Before heralding its arrival on a superior platform, RDR2 looked pretty slick even on limitations of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Rockstar intends to take full advantage of hardware potential of PC to retell their epic saga.

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is currently available to pre-order on Rockstar Games Launcher, From October 23, RDR2 will come to Epic Games Store, GameStop, Greenman Gaming and Humble Store followed by Steam on December 2019.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Specs and Story Mode Content

Rockstar Games reveals new details on Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version, high-definition screenshots and specs.

Last week, official announcement for PC version of Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 was made by developer/publisher Rockstar Games out of nowhere and it proved a long-running rumor to be true after all.

Arriving on November 5 for PC platform, RDR2 is currently up for pre-order exclusively through Rockstar Games Launcher. A bunch of new graphical and performance improvements are added to make this an ultimate version of the game.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Specs and Story Mode Content

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You get to pick any two Rockstar Games classic PC titles as pre-order bonus for purchasing your copy using their own launcher before October 22.

  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
  • Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition

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Players will become eligible to receive special bonuses for placing their pre-order though Rockstar launcher within above-mentioned date. Besides, PC version is already getting some extra stuff that was not part of console release.

Upgrades like cash bonus, Le Trésor des Morts treasure map, outlaw survival kit and war horse will be included for Story mode. Additionally, 50 Gold Bars comes as in-game currency for RDR2 multiplayer component Red Dead Online.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Version Pre-Order Bonus

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On top of every piece of extra digital content, Rockstar launcher will give you $20 instant discount on both Special Edition and Ultimate Edition. This exclusive price off will not be available for any other third-party outlets ever.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available on other digital storefronts like Epic Games Store, GameStop, Greenman Gaming and Humble Store from October 23 but its Steam release however, is delayed to December 2019.

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Ultimate Arthur Morgan Epic

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Rockstar Games intends to utilize full power of PC platform to bring their detailed world of Arthur Morgan and Van der Linde gang to life. They worked on high quality lighting, improved reflection and better shadow resolutions for great immersion.

Part of its graphical enhancements offers HDR support, so that you can enjoy 4K resolution and go beyond with display setup. On top of superior frame-rates, multi-monitor and widescreen configurations are added as well.

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Improved Snow Trails

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PC version getting bonus content starts with three new Bounty Hunter missions, two gang hideouts and treasure maps in Story mode. A couple of collectible trinket items would increase your horse bonding experience, looted ammo and more.

Newly included weapons arsenal comes with Evans Repeater, High Roller revolver, Le Mat revolver and M1899 pistol. Except for M1899 semi-automatic handgun, all three new additions were previously exclusive to RDO.

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New Story Mode Weapons

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Wild horse variations will feature new horse Buttermilk Buckskin Kentucky Saddler, Few Spot Appaloosa, Gold Palomino Tennessee Walker, Liver Chestnut Morgan and Warped Brindle Arabian within assorted herds.

Also, war horse Perlino Andalusian and Red Chestnut Arabian are making their way to RDR2 from the world of Red Dead Online. An official trailer for upcoming PC release will arrive very soon and it will be in 4K at 60 FPS.

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New Wild Horse Variations

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Rockstar Games have specified varied CPU requirements to run Red Dead Redemption 2 for best possible performance.

Minimum Requirements:

OS:  Windows 7 - Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601)
Processor:  Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
Memory:  8 GB
Graphics Card:  Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2 GB/AMD Radeon R9 280 3 GB
HDD Space:  150 GB
Sound Card:  DirectX compatible

Recommended Requirements:

OS:  Windows 10 - April 2018 Update (v1803)
Processor:  Intel Core i7-4770K/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
Memory:  12 GB
Graphics Card:  Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB/AMD Radeon RX 480 4 GB
HDD Space:  150 GB
Sound Card:  DirectX compatible

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When Rockstar Games Launcher was revealed for PC games last month, it became pretty evident that the studio is most likely to add some high-profile titles from their catalog and an announcement for RDR2 came shortly afterwards.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was originally launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in October 2018. A year later, Rockstar decided to release it on PC and it is also going to be a launch title for streaming platform Google Stadia.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Call of Duty: WWII on Humble Monthly Bundle

Call of Duty: WWII, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy has been added to Humble Monthly Bundle for November.

To prove that having an ongoing subscription to Humble Monthly bundle will always give you the bang for your buck, first-person shooter title Call of Duty: WWII has been revealed as one of their early unlock games for November 2019.

Although a best-selling FPS title from developer Sledgehammer Games was already enough for next month, adding two more widely popular games; Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy may seem way too generous.

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Call of Duty: WWII on Humble Monthly Bundle

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All three of these above-mentioned titles from publisher Activision are coming to for PC platform and have some impressive number of sales figures under their belt as well as generally favorable reception from both critics and fans.

By paying a minimum monthly amount as low as only $12, members are getting a mix of AAA and indie games on Humble Monthly Bundle via Steam codes that are generally revealed on first Friday of each month and yours to keep forever.

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For September 2019, Humble provided a total value of $179 in a lineup of Distance, God's Trigger, Guacamelee! 2, Mothergunship, Slay the Spire, Squad and State of Mind, including exclusive Humble Original game Shady Knight.

For this month, members are getting their hands on Avernum 3: Ruined World, Override: Mech City Brawl, Planet Alpha, PUSS!, Roman Sands, Sonic Mania and Spiral Scouts that largely contributes to a total monthly worth of $174 only.

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October 2019 Humble Monthly Bundle Games

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Also, turn-based strategy game BattleTech from developer Harebrained Schemes and publisher Paradox Interactive comes with Flashpoint expansion DLC and Shadow Hawk Pack featuring skins for a more wholesome experience.

Subscribers get up to 20% discount on any purchase they made on Humble Monthly and 5% of their overall monthly proceedings go to various charity. Plus, Humble Trove gives you access to a large collection of more than 60 DRM-free games.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for PC

After many leaks and rumors, Rockstar Games has finally announced Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, dated for next month.

Although Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced and launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles by developer/publisher Rockstar Games, fans were asking for a PC version all along.

With a series of speculation, found hint within codes and through many other means, people were speculating a port. Rockstar has officially announced today that RDR2 will be arriving on PC platform on November 5, 2019.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for PC

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Starting from October 9, 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM ET, pre-order will exclusively become available through Rockstar Games Launcher. Players who would make purchase through their client will receive special bonuses and free games.

Other in-game incentives include cash bonus, outlaw survival kit, treasure map and war horse for Story mode. 50 Gold Bars will be given to you in multiplayer component Red Dead Online, which can be used as in-game currency.

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Placing your pre-order for RDR2 via Rockstar launcher before October 22 will allow you to pick any two of following classic PC titles for free.

  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
  • Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition

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From October 23, players will be able to pre-order the game from Epic Games Store, GameStop, Greenman Gaming, Humble Store and other digital distribution outlets with an exception of Steam, where RDR2 will be available on December.

Only 25 Gold Bars for RDO will be offered as pre-purchase bonus, which is significantly less compared to official Rockstar launcher. Also, Special Edition and Ultimate Edition will not likely be discounted for $20 on third-party storefronts.

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Last month, Rockstar has launched their own video game launcher for PC platform with a free copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas offered for free and those who haven't yet downloaded yet have until October 8 to claim the giveaway.

Other than PC version, RDR2 will come to Google Stadia on November as a launch title but a definitive launch date is yet to be confirmed. Rockstar Games will be revealing details on hardware requirements and more very soon.

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Aside from graphical and technical improvements, new story mode content like bounty hunting missions, gang hideouts, weapons and more are added to it. Players can venture into the shared world of Red Dead Online as well with all updates.

Red Dead Redemption 2 marks the third entry in Red Dead series and a prequel to 2010 game Red Dead Redemption. Also, this is the first ever game from known franchise to be featured on PC platform due to huge fan demand.