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Weekend PC Game Deals: Humble Choice goes Pro as a Witcher and more bundles land
by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe
Weekend PC Game Deals is where the hottest gaming deals from all over the internet are gathered into one place, every week, for your consumption. So kick back, relax, and hold on to your wallets.
The final Humble Choice promotion of 2020 is here, bringing with it another collection of games for the month of December. However, there's something special attached to the selection this week, as a month of EA Play Pro is being offered to new Choice Premium subscribers. If you're an existing Premium or Classic subscriber, the bonus is a $5 coupon for EA Play Pro.
Here are the 14 games on offer this month:
Overcooked! 2 + two DLC Children of Morta One Step from Eden The Beast Inside Indivisible Zwei: The Arges Adventure
Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection Tabletop Playground Frog Detective 1 Frog Detective 2 Still There Struggling Path of Giants Shining Resonance Refrain The Choice tiers' prices follow their usual course, where you can grab any three games mentioned above for $14.99 (Basic), but the $19.99 Premium tier will come with every game in the selection this month. Classic tier members still holding on from the Monthly days are also extended this special, with them gaining every game listed above for their usual $12 price point.
Keep in mind that the latter two tiers have the aforementioned EA Play Pro deal attached to them too.
The December Choice selection will come to an end on January 1, which is when the store will put up a brand new set of games to choose from. Speaking of subscriptions, Microsoft is currently offering three months of its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription for $1. You can claim the deal if you aren't currently a member of the service.
Regular gaming bundles have also rematerialized at Humble after a short break. The new Explore & Expand Bundle brings with it six games plus a few DLC, with everything split between three tiers.
Paying $1 gets you Halcyon 6: Lightspeed Edition, Rain of Reflections: Chapter 1, and Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity. The beat the average tier that currently stands at $6.15 comes bearing two more games, Starpoint Gemini Warlords and Galactic Civilizations III, as well as the Crusade, Retribution, and Mega Events DLC of the latter title.
The final tier has a single game in it, that being Stellaris Galaxy Edition. Alongside the base game, this edition comes with the original soundtrack, an artbook, a unique arachnid alien race, Stellaris: Infinite Frontiers novel, and wallpapers signed by the development team.
That's not all for bundles, as the Yogscast's Jingle Jam charity bundle has returned this year also. The promotion is running on a new fundraising platform instead of Humble this time, but as usual, a large number of games and DLC are available to grab that include Starbound, Sunless Sea, Prison Architect, For the King, Don't Starve, and Transistor, all for paying at least £25.
Over on the Epic Games Store this week there is a popular classic being given away, with Cave Story+ taking the freebie slot over from last week's MudRunner.
The popular Metroidvania platform-adventure title is widely regarded as one of the best in the genre. This + edition is the enhanced 2011 version of the original Cave Story from 2004 featuring a remastered soundtrack, a new level, graphics and audio styles of the WiiWare version with a toggle to switch between old and new, and more.
You have until December 10 to add this game to your Epic library for free. Two games will be given away next week, with the popular Obsidian-developed RPGs Pillars of Eternity and Tyranny coming in as the freebies.
Free events are slowly starting back up as well, and this weekend you can try out two early access games for free on Steam.
Up first is Embr, a humorous firefighting title that has players cooperatively putting out blazes as part of a profit-orientated service. You will also be evading competitor traps, clearing gas leaks, and rescuing clients as part of your duties. Also free to play this weekend is Haxity, a cyberpunk-themed action deck-builder that offers head to head fights against other players and AI.
As quickly as they arrived, the autumn sales have now disappeared and the post-sale blues have set in, at least until everything starts back up by next week. If you're still looking to whet your discount appetite this weekend, we have our usual big deals list below:
The Outer Worlds – $29.99 on Humble Store The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR – $29.99 on Humble Store Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem – $29.99 on Steam Hell Let Loose - Early Access – $22.49 on Steam Deep Rock Galactic – $20.99 on Steam GreedFall – $19.99 on Steam Borderlands 3 – $19.79 on Humble Store Dying Light Enhanced Edition – $17.99 on Steam XCOM 2 – $14.99 on Humble Store Shenmue III – $14.99 on Fanatical Barotrauma - Early Access – $14.99 on Steam Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! – $14.99 on Steam Embr - Early Access – $13.99 on Steam Ghost Recon Breakpoint – $13.99 on GamesPlanet SUPERHOT VR – $13.99 on GamesPlanet Metro Exodus – $13.59 on Fanatical Gunsmith - Early Access – $13.39 on Steam Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom – $11.99 on Steam Hotshot Racing – $10.99 on IndieGala Frostpunk – $10.19 on Steam Blair Witch – $10.19 on Steam Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales – $9.99 on Steam XCOM: Chimera Squad – $9.99 on Humble Store Röki – $9.99 on Steam Jurassic World Evolution – $9.99 on GamesPlanet Legion TD 2 - Early Access – $9.99 on Steam Eleven: Table Tennis VR – $9.99 on Humble Store Rainbow Six Siege - Deluxe Edition – $9.89 on Steam HITMAN 2 – $8.99 on WinGameStore DreadOut 2 – $8.99 on Fanatical The Elder Scrolls Online – $7.99 on Steam Hyper Light Drifter – $7.99 on Humble Store Furi – $7.99 on Steam SteamWorld Dig 2 – $7.99 on Humble Store Plague Inc: Evolved – $5.99 on Humble Store Red Dead Online – $4.99 on Steam Beat Cop – $2.99 on Steam Kickers: Action Squad – $2.79 on Steam Dear Esther: Landmark Edition – $1.99 on Steam Blackout Z: Slaughterhouse Edition – $0 on Steam Cave Story+ – $0 on Epic Store DRM-free Goodness
Here are our highlights from the DRM-free games that have gone on sale this weekend. They arrive from the sci-fi shooters and monster-related games promotions happening right now on GOG. The company is also giving away The Witcher: Enhanced Edition for anyone that uses its GOG Galaxy client:
Overload - $14.99 on GOG Darkest Dungeon - $6.24 on GOG Freespace 2 - $4.99 on GOG Mirror's Edge - $4.99 on GOG Q.U.B.E.: Director's Cut - $4.99 on GOG Descent - $4.99 on GOG Descent 2 - $4.99 on GOG Redneck Rampage Collection - $4.99 on GOG Star Trek: Starfleet Academy - $4.99 on GOG Shogo: Mobile Armor Division - $2.99 on GOG Risen - $2.49 on GOG Gothic 2 Gold Edition - $2.49 on GOG SpellForce Platinum - $2.49 on GOG Sacred Gold - $1.99 on GOG Crusader: No Regret - $1.49 on GOG Crusader: No Remorse - $1.49 on GOG Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri - $1.49 on GOG Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000 - $1.49 on GOG Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death - $1.49 on GOG Realms of Arkania 3 - $1.49 on GOG Keep in mind that availability and pricing for some deals may vary depending on the region you're in.
And that is it for our pick of this weekend's PC game deals folks, and hopefully, some of you have enough self-restraint to not add even more games to your ever-growing backlogs. Of course, there is probably an enormous number of more game deals ready and waiting all over the internet if you comb through it hard enough, so keep your eyes open for those, and have a great weekend.
By News Staff
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Razer's modular Tomahawk Gaming Desktop is now available
by Rich Woods
Today, Razer announced that its new, modular Tomahawk Gaming Desktop is available for purchase. It was first announced at CES this year, and it comes with a tool-less sled to gain access to the internals.
It's a 10L chassis (210x150x365mm), so it's a small PC, and it comes with the signature Razer design language that fans are going to appreciate. That means that it's made out of CNC-milled aluminum with a matte black finish. It's also got Chroma lighting along the base.
It's actually designed around an Intel NUC, so it comes with ninth-generation Intel H-series CPUs, specifically, the overclockable Core i9-9980HK. It does have room for a full-size GPU though, up to 320x140mm. You can actually have it configured with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080.
Image from CES earlier this year Packed with a 750W PSU, 16GB DDR4 memory, a 512GB SSD, and a 2TB HDD, it has two Thunderbolt 3 ports, four USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, two gigabit Ethernet ports, and 3.5mm audio ports.
The Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop is available today, starting at $2,399.99. That base model comes with an unpopulated PCIe slot where you can use any GPU you want. For $3,199.99, you can get the model with the RTX 3080. If you want to check it out, you can find it here.
BioWare loses its general manager and Dragon Age executive producer
by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe
BioWare today announced that two major pillars of its development teams are leaving the company, with studio veterans Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah exiting. Their latest positions had Hudson serving as the BioWare general manager while Darrah was the Dragon Age executive producer, both touts over two decades of experience at the company. No changes are being made to the projects in development at the studio.
"It’s not an easy decision to make, and big changes like this always come with a certain degree of sadness," said Casey Hudson in a farewell blog post. "I will miss being able to work every day with our inspiring developers on the biggest and most exciting projects I can imagine. But I also know that this is a good time for a change, for both myself and BioWare."
A separate blog post from Mark Darrah added the following:
The BioWare Austin studio director Christian Dailey will be taking over the duties of Darrah at being the Dragon Age executive producer. Meanwhile. the senior director of development operations Gary McKay will serve as the BioWare interim general manager while a new soul is being searched for the position.
BioWare is currently developing the next Dragon Age game, a new Mass Effect entry, remasters of the original Mass Effect trilogy, as well as an Anthem reboot. The studio saw two high-level departures last year also, with Anthem Lead Producer Ben Irving and the Dragon Age Lead Producer Fernando Melo exiting BioWare.
Cyberpunk 2077's exact launch and pre-load times detailed
by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe
CD Projekt RED's highly anticipated RPG Cyberpunk 2077 is almost ready for prime time, and with no more delays in sight, the studio today revealed when exactly can players pre-load as well as jump into the game. Every platform seems to be following a schedule of its own.
Starting with PC, Cyberpunk 2077 pre-loads will be available for download starting 12PM CET on December 7 on the GOG store. Steam and Epic Games Store version owners can begin their downloads at 5PM CET, also on December 7. Every PC copy of the title and the Stadia version will unlock for play at midnight GMT on December 10 (4pm PST / 7pm EST). See the unlock map image below to see when each region will gain access.
Meanwhile on consoles, all Xbox console versions of Cyberpunk 2077 will have the pre-load available at 5PM CET from December 3. PlayStation console owners will have the longest wait time, as their pre-loads will begin sometime on December 8, two days prior to the launch. All console versions of Cyberpunk 2077 will release at midnight local time on December 10 in each region.
Although next-gen console owners can play Cyberpunk 2077 on their machines, it will be the current-gen version that will be running using backward compatibility. The newer systems will run the game at higher frame rates, but CD Projekt RED is also working on a dedicated next-gen version of the RPG that will be provided free to current owners. This enhanced version will land in 2021.