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Steam Autumn Sale is now live alongside the 2020 Steam Awards nominations
by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe
The yearly Steam Autumn Sale has opened its doors once again, offering discounts on more games than anyone could possibly browse through. Once again, the sale is accompanied by The Steam Awards event, letting PC gamers vote for games they deem worthy of receiving nominations for a number of awards.
Considering the sale just kicked off, and as expected of every major event, the store is having a hard time opening and displaying correct pricing right now, but it should be solved shortly. Some of the highlights Valve is promoting on the first day include sales for hits such as Fall Guys, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Doom Eternal, and Death Stranding, among many others.
Keep in mind that sale prices remain static during the entire event and the front page only showcases different items every day.
As for The Steam Awards nominations, users will find standard categories they may vote for such as Game of the Year, Visual Style, Soundtrack, and Innovative Gameplay, as well as more entertaining ones like 'Best Game You Stuck At', and 'Better With Friends'. Those who participate in the nomination procedures get some bonuses too, with Valve offering Steam profile badges for completing tasks.
The Steam Autumn Sale will keep its discounts running through December 1. Meanwhile, the elected Steam Awards nominees will see the light of day during Valve's next major sale event in December, the Steam Winter Sale, with a final popular vote happening to decide the winners.
By Usama Jawad96
Here's why FIFA 21 on PC will be inferior to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S
by Usama Jawad
FIFA 21 launched on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC early last month and is scheduled to land on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on December 4. The launch will come as a free update to owners of the game on latest consoles and will pack several new features not available on previous consoles and PC. Now, the publisher has revealed why "next-gen" features won't be making their way to PC platforms.
FIFA 21 on the latest game consoles includes features such as ball compression, a new camera angle, and muscle deformation. However, none of these will be making their way to the PC because EA wants to lower the barrier of entry in terms of specifications. In an interview with Eurogamer, Executive Producer Aaron McHardy had the following to say:
Looking at the statement, one has to wonder why EA couldn't figure out some workaround to keep the gen five features as optional on PC so people with powerful rigs could utilize them while gamers on lower-end PCs can simply switch them off for increased performance.
Given that the minimum requirements of the PC version are quite modest - requiring an Nvidia GTX 660 (2GB VRAM) or AMD Radeon HD 7850 (2GB VRAM), 8GB of RAM, and Intel Core i3-6100 or AMD Athlon X4 880K CPU - it definitely makes sense to not have "next-gen" capabilities on these machines. But ideally, there should have been an option to enable this for gamers on high-end machines.
Rockstar will offer Red Dead Online as a standalone game priced at $4.99
by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe
Rockstar Games' open-world western epic Red Dead Redemption 2 is gaining a new version soon, as the studio today announced that its online mode is being spun off to be offered as a standalone game. The release date is set for December 1, and it will be available for $4.99 as an introductory price.
The Red Dead Online standalone version will be the complete online experience, with story-based cooperative missions, player vs player Showdown modes, Specialist Roles, Free Roam Missions, and much more available across the massive open world.
The $4.99 introductory price will go away after February 15, 2021, bumping up the cost of the standalone multiplayer game to $19.99. Rockstar will also offer an option to unlock the Red Dead Redemption 2 story mode from within this variant, but the exact cost of this upgrade was not announced today.
Although it is a standalone experience, it doesn't appear as though the installation size requirements are changing, as the studio revealed the game will require up to 123GB of free space.
Red Dead Online will be available for PC (Steam, Epic Games Store, and Rockstar Games Launcher), Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 users will be able to play the game using backward compatibility also. Moreover, since this is a fully multiplayer experience, PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold memberships are required for console players.
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Back in 2016, a couple of friends and I have founded Turn-Based Tactics, a Steam group dedicated to our fav genre and run by gamers for gamers. It sort of snowballed as we now have over six thousand members. Every Saturday we post an update wrapping up the news of the week: new releases and expansions, announcements, betas, demos, crowdfunding campaigns, etc.
Over the time this precious data was compiled into a database. It currently includes over a thousand (!) games sorted by release date, subgenre, dev, country, price, reviews, metascore… Let me know if you spot any game missing or if you have any other feedback. Note that we had to limit ourselves to Steam as including other platforms would represent too much of a scope.