Game Releases

Notable game releases this week include:

11th January

  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey (3DS)
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch)
  • Tales Of Vesperia - Definitive Edition (PC, Switch, Xbox One, PS4)

Upcoming Games

Cyberpunk sidescroller The Last Night runs into “massive legal and funding issues” [link]

Re-Releases

Everything is heading to Switch on 10th January [link]

Hitman Absolution and Blood Money remastered for Xbox One and PS4 [link]

DLC and Updates

Feral Interactive details Rome: Total War version 1.10 for iOS with multiple improvements and features set to arrive soon [link]

Leaks & Rumours

Sega is teasing a Catherine PC release [link]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC roster reportedly leaked [link]

Hardware

Nvidia announces RTX 2060 coming on 15th Jan, more powerful than GTX 1070 Ti [link]

Software

Driver update next week is going to enable G-Sync on FreeSync monitors [link]

Business

Star Control: Origins removed from Steam after DMCA takedown notice [link]

LEGO: Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit are no longer on available for purchase digitally [link]

Steam ends support for Windows XP and Windows Vista [link]

The UK games market is now bigger than video and music combined [link]

Fallout Shelter vs Westworld legal drama ends with boring conclusion [link]

Portal 2 writer Erik Wolpaw seems to have returned to Valve [link]

Steam users with VR headsets more than doubled in number last year [link]

Politics

Reselling game keys without permission is now illegal in Japan [link]

What You Missed On Shy Guys

Streams

You can follow us on Twitch as Orendil_ and ShyGuysTheDod. We play various games on our individual streams but also do some Rocket League and co-op streaming together every week.

Hollow Knight

  • More Hollow Knight fun. Mite finish it this evening! [link]

Stellaris

  • Playing Stellaris with Chums (and first test of my overlay). [link]

And Finally…

Mario officially holds 7 jobs according to Nintendo [link]

Jack Black launches YouTube gaming channel with look at pinball classics [link]

Twitch will require all partners to dress up as Ninja during their own streams [link]


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