Game Releases

Notable game releases this week include:

15th January

  • Onimusha: Warlords HD (PC, Switch, Xbox One, PS4)
  • Vane (PS4)

18th January

  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (Xbox One, PS4)
  • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (Switch)
  • Yiik: A Postmodern RPG (PC, Switch, PS4)

Galaga Revenge is a new Galaga game from Bandai Namco Entertainment Taiwan that is available right now for free on iOS and Android [link]

Catherine Classic out now on PC [link]

Release Date Announcements

January

  • Breach (17th Jan: PC)

February

  • Devotion (19th Feb: PC)

March

  • Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn (8th March: 3DS)
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World (29th March: Switch)

Upcoming Games

Alien: Blackout is a mobile game, unfortunately [link]

Orcs Must Die! Unchained and Hero Academy 1 and 2 are closing in April [link]

Tropico 6 delayed again [link]

Dead Or Alive 6 delayed into March [link]

Final Fantasy digital card game announced for PC, but so far only in Japan [link]

Breaking Bad: Criminal Elements is a free to play strategy focussed mobile game based on Breaking Bad releasing later this year [link]

Kingdom Hearts 3 epilogue and a “secret” video coming in launch-week patch [link]

Re-Releases

OlliOlli 1 And 2 are being bundled up for a Switch release next month [link]

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen port announced for Switch [link]

The mobile port of Evolution is finally launching on 12th February [link]

Final Fantasy 10 / 10-2 HD remaster and Final Fantasy 12 finally have Switch and Xbox One release dates (TL;DR - 16th April and 30th April) [link]

Early Access Graduations

Switchblade leaves early access this month [link]

PC Building Simulator v1.0 launching on 29th January [link]

DLC and Updates

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s next big update lets you set enemy scaling [link]

Red Dead Redemption II’s PS4 exclusives are now available on Xbox One [link]

Celeste DLC won’t be ready on its anniversary, will be free [link]

Leaks & Rumours

It looks like The Dark Souls Trilogy Collection could finally be coming to Europe [link]

Reports suggest Amazon is developing a game streaming service [link]

Hardware

Nvidia’s first big format gaming displays will set you back $5,000 this February [link]

Asus built a burly detachable gaming pc that looks like a Surface Pro [link]

Elgato unveils desk-mounted studio lights for streamers [link]

HTC’s Vive Pro eye headset steals its optimizations from human physiology [link]

HTC announces lightweight, portable VR headset “Vive Cosmos” [link]

AMD announces Radeon 7 graphics card with 16gb VRAM [link]

Software

You can now use 3DMark to test your GPU’s ray tracing performance [link]

AMD releases a new GPU driver to boost performance in Fortnite season 7 [link]

Developers

Epic and Improbable start fund to lure devs away from Unity amid engine kerfuffle [link]

Business

Switch games now sold on Humble Store [link]

Paradox acquires Prison Architect franchise from Introversion [link]

Viveport Infinity is an unlimited spin on HTC’s Viveport subscription [link]

The Division 2 coming to Epic Games Store, skipping Steam [link]

THQ Nordic is at it again, acquires IP rights to classic sci-fi action-adventure Outcast [link]

Epic Games Store now has a refund policy matching Steam’s [link]

Cool Shit

Sonic Mania developers release unused Darkwing Duck game pitch [link]

Colorful gave Nvidia’s geforce RTX 2080 Ti the steampunk treatment [link]

What You Missed On Shy Guys

Streams

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

Ashen

  • Co-op Blind with @D3STRO_FTW [link]

Stellaris

  • Chill Stellaris with Custom Twitch Overlay! [link]
  • Stellaris with Chums (knightcottasylum and D3STRO_FTW and maybe Echilda!) [link]

And Finally…

Someone played Mario Kart on a baseball stadium’s jumbotron [link]

This nightmarish Rollercoaster Tycoon track takes 12 years to ride [link]


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