Resident Evil 2 pops one million sales on PC

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Resident Evil 2 pops one million sales on PC

Capcom's Resident Evil 2, that remake that fans were wishlisting for years and years, shifted a lot of copies when it was released. Who knew? In fact, the PC edition of the survival horror title has just passed one million sales since launch.Leon and Claire's hi-jinx have already overtaken the sales of Resident Evil 7 - yet to break the one million mark - in just two months. Whether this is because Resi 2 is inherently a better game, or whether it is because of this Thomas the Tank Engine mod is a question that will no doubt be argued for generations.

Originally released in 1998, Resident Evil 2 took the claustrophobic, panic-inducing horror of the original PlayStation classic and successfully built upon it. Featuring a great soundtrack, a cool conspiracy story, interesting characters and several memorable boss battles, there's little confusion as to why many today still consider it one of the greatest video games ever made.

Resident Evil 2 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Resident Evil 2 has sold more copies than Resident Evil 7 on PC [PCGamesN]

The unstoppable Beat Saber is coming to Oculus Quest

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The unstoppable Beat Saber is coming to Oculus Quest

VR has had a tough time breaking into the mass market for any number of reasons: price, ease of use, the need to use cords for tethering.

As the industry keeps moving forward they're trying to solve a lot of these problems, and the first step is the Oculus Quest. A cross between a wearable PC VR kit and a portable system, the Quest is out later this year for $400, complete with a Snapdragon 835 mobile setup. The main bonus of the Quest is that you can wear it freely and walk around without the need to own a gaming PC or PS4.

That sort of freedom will definitely benefit games like Beat Saber, which is now confirmed for the Quest today. Coming off of a "one million sold" milestone (which is quite a bit for an indie VR title), developer Beat Games explains that they expect the rise of powerful standalone headsets will push the market further, and that they're particularly excited for the launch of the Quest.

Robot rumble begins in Generation Zero's launch trailer

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Robot rumble begins in Generation Zero's launch trailer

Avalanche Studios' open-world shooter Generation Zero hits the the shelves next week. The studio is trying to get the hype gears active with one last trailer, depicting the strange and unusual setting of 1980's Sweden in the midst of an automaton takeover.Generation Zero will see players team up to fight against the mechanised menace, using scavenged weapons and clever adaptation of the surrounding area to level the playing field against legions of heavily-armed bots. A sharp aim, inventive-thinking and smart teamwork will be required to keep your hopelessly outgunned band of survivors alive.

You can check out the game (and its dramatic synth score) below. For more details, be sure to check out this piece by yer boy Brett Makedonski. Generation Zero launches on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 26.

343 embraces the recent outpouring of pizza with a Halo 5 skin

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343 embraces the recent outpouring of pizza with a Halo 5 skin

Regardless of how you feel about Halo in 2019 (for some, the magic is gone), it's very clear that the folks over at 343 Industries are still very much in it to win it.

Following a recent bid to give the folks at 343 as much pizza as possible due to their announcement of The Master Chief Collection for PC, the developer has now in turn given pizza back in a different way. Over the weekend they revealed that Halo 5 players can now pick up a new skin called "Last Slice," which, naturally, is a giant pizza reference.

Halo is one of those series where mining for nostalgia feels natural given the huge cultural impact it had back in 2001. While we wait to see if the new Halo is worth the wait, I'm totally okay with reliving the glory days in remastered form.

The Division 2 makes its debut at the top of the UK Charts

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The Division 2 makes its debut at the top of the UK Charts

Ubisoft's tactical sequel Tom Clancy's The Division 2 launched last week and has found itself hitting the number one spot in the UK Charts, usurping Capcom's OTT hack 'n' slash title, Devil May Cry 5.However, in what has to be the most repetitive story of the modern gaming era, Ubisoft's tactical team title failed to capture even a quarter of the original Division's launch sales, at least in terms of physical copies sold, further solidifying the inescapable truth that physical sales are dying out.

DMC 5 itself dropped several places to number six, while elsewhere in the charts niche anime title One Piece: World Seeker barely made any form of impact, debuting at number 28. Grand Theft Auto V, stubborn to the last, has succeeded in pushing itself back into the Top Three, halted only by Rockstar's own Red Dead Redemption 2.

The Sims 4 will not support 32-bit PC and non-metal Mac platforms from June

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The Sims 4 will not support 32-bit PC and non-metal Mac platforms from June

Electronic Arts has some bad news for anybody who is enjoying the petite universe of The Sims 4 on a 32-bit PC platform. From June 2019, 32-bit rigs and non-metal Macs will no longer be supported by Maxis' world-building sequel.The Sims 4 will still be playable on 32-bit platforms, but only in a separate "Legacy" edition. This will remove all online options in-game and will only work with expansions and updates released prior to February 2019. This edition will receive no further updates or bug fixes going forward.

64-bit PCs and Metal Macs will continue to operate as standard. The decision has been made as a way to increase development options and optimise game performance going forward, especially on Mac, where the reduction in Open GL visuals (as of macOS Mojave) has made this ultimatum necessary. You can find out more info over at the official Sims community forums.

The Sims 4 is available now on PC, Mac, PS4 and Xbox One.

Contest: Win a 4-day pass for PAX East

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Contest: Win a 4-day pass for PAX East

Win a 4-day badge to PAX East in our latest contest!

If you're going to be in Boston March 28-31, you might as well go to PAX East. What's this? Don't have passes? Well, you're in luck, because we do!

Win a 4-day badge to PAX East from your pals at Dtoid!

Arcane arts win the day in Splatoon 2's medieval splatfest

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Arcane arts win the day in Splatoon 2's medieval splatfest

Over the last few days, the Splatoon 2 community has been battling it out in another global splatfest. This time around, it was a question fantasy favourites as Pearl and Marina tasked players with deciding whether they preferred Knights or Wizards.The poll results and in-game scores have been tabulated and, of no surprise to anybody, Team Wizards has brought home the 2 - 1 victory for yer gurl Marina. Wizards took a huge 62% of the vote,  but only just scraped by in regards to in-game points, winning Normal Play by less than 1%, with Team Knight taking the Pro point by the same amount. Close call.

There's no doubt, given the public vote, that magic and sorcery is where its at, despite Pearl's open love of "slicing dudes". My favourite wizard is Dr. Strange, but not Cumberbatch, I'm talking the 1978 failed TV pilot version. Anywhoo, congratulations Marina!

Splatoon 2 is available now on Nintendo Switch.

Review: Respawn-900 Gaming Chair

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Review: Respawn-900 Gaming Chair

I love furniture reviews because they give me an excuse to post my cats. But you probably want an actual review too, huh.

I was recently provided with the Respawn-900 "Gaming Recliner" for testing, and man with this massive time sink of a Division 2 review underway I've had a lot of time to do just that.

Check out some Windjammers 2 totally tubular gameplay right here

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Check out some Windjammers 2 totally tubular gameplay right here

It might be pissing it down outside (at least it is here) but there's one place where the heat is always on, and that's in the world of Windjammers. DotEmu are prepping to start the summer earlier with a new trailer, which gives us our first proper look at the long-awaited (some 25 years) sequel in action.For those less-inclined, Windjammers is a futuristic Frisbee game developed by Data East that back in the mid-'90s. Windjammers has gone through something of a renaissance in recent years, becoming a popular competitive title once again, even featuring in major multiplayer tournaments such as EVO.

DotEmu have managed to recreate the fast 'n' furious action of the arcade classic while giving it a fresh look and sound for the modern era. Windjammers 2 features new and classic characters, equipped with personalised stats and crazy skill shots. As you can see in the clip below, the classic gameplay seems present and correct in the fun-looking sequel.

Windjammers 2 launches later this year on PC and Nintendo Switch.