Grab One Of 2017's Best Games For Free Next Week

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Epic Games is giving away a free PC game every two weeks this year via its new Store, and the next of those free titles has now been revealed. What Remains of Edith Finch, one of 2017's best games, will be available free of charge from January 10 until January 25.

All you need to do is create an Epic account on its Store and claim the game within those dates. You'll then be able to play the game for free whenever you like, even after January 25. Currently, the free game on offer is Super Meat Boy, which is free until What Remains of Edith Finch takes over on January 10.

Edith Finch is a relatively short adventure game about a girl whose family have all suddenly died under mysterious circumstances. Playing from Edith's perspective, you explore the family home to discover more about the events leading to each person's death.

Catherine PC Release Looking Increasingly Likely

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The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has provided another indication that Catherine, Atlus' narrative-driven puzzle game, will be released on PC. The Catherine ESRB listing has been updated to include PC alongside PS3 and Xbox 360, the platforms on which the game was originally released back in 2011. The listing also has Xbox One included in the platforms section, suggesting it may also make its way to Microsoft's console at some point.

This follows a teaser that appeared on the Steam page for Bayonetta, another game published by Atlus' parent company Sega. The teaser was a picture of a sheep, an animal used in Catherine to represent male characters that aren't the protagonist, Vincent. These sheep are usually vying for the affection of Vincent's love interest, Catherine, by way of competing in block-pulling puzzles.

Catherine is set to be re-released on PS4 and PS Vita as Catherine: Full Body, an updated version of the game that will feature new content. Since it's the ESRB listing for the original version of Catherine that's been updated, it could be that the PC release will be the vanilla version of the game, should it materialize.

Lots More PS4 Game Deals Added To PlayStation Store's EU Sale

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Sony's big January PS4 game sale is still ongoing, and now the company has discounted even more titles. Big games like Assassin's Creed Origins, Far Cry 5, and Hitman 2 are going cheap in Europe in addition to the titles that were already discounted.

Ubisoft games make up a decent proportion of the sale's new entries. Assassin's Creed Origins is down from £50 to just £16 for example, while Far Cry 5 is just £25 and Rainbow Six Siege is on offer for £9.49. A few EA games are included in the promotion, such as a FIFA 19 and Madden NFL 19 bundle for £40 and another package that includes those two titles plus NHL 19 and NBA Live 19 for £73.59. Need for Speed Payback is discounted to £10, while Star Wars Battlefront II is also a tenner. Finally, IO Interactive's Hitman 2 is on sale for £28, despite only launching in November.

These deals are in addition to a plethora of discounts that went live in December. Those included such promotions as Battlefield V for £30, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for £36, and God of War's deluxe edition for £25. The whole sale runs until January 18; for the full list of games on offer, head over to the PlayStation Store.

Jumanji Sequel In Talks With Awkwafina

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The upcoming sequel to 2017's popular Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle may see its cast grow and include the rapper-turned-actress Awkwafina. According to Variety, Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum, is in talks to appear in the sequel.

Awkwafina had a big year in 2018, having appeared in popular movies like Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean's 8.

All the major stars of the 2017 Jumanji movie--Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan--are all expected to come back for the sequel. What's more, director Jake Kasdan, who is the son of legendary Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasdan, is returning as well.

Black Mirror Bandersnatch Actor Will Poulter Leaves Twitter

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Actor Will Poulter, who played the star video game designer on the buzzy choose-your-own-adventure Black Mirror episode, Bandersnatch, has announced he's reconsidering how he uses social media in the wake of his "recent experiences." He said he's taking a "step back" from Twitter to focus on his mental health.

In a statement released on Twitter, Poulter said he thanked everyone for watching Bandersnatch, and added that he accepts "all criticisms." He's stepping away from social media due to his "recent experiences." Though Poulter didn't mention any specific experience, he may be referring to the reaction on social media to his character, a game designer named Colin Ritman who has some interesting ideas about the way the world works and conspiracy theories.

"In light of my recent experiences I am choosing to take a step back, of sorts, from Twitter. Before I do, I'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to everybody who has watched Bandersnatch and for their responses (whatever they may be) to the material we created. I accept all criticisms and it's been a delight to learn that so many of you enjoyed what many people worked very hard to produce," he said.

Indie Games Festival Awards Finalists Revealed; Winners To Be Announced At GDC 2019

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The 2019 Independent Games Festival has announced the finalists for its awards ceremony. The winners for each award will be announced on March 20 during GDC 2019.

There are several awards that over a dozen different games have been nominated for. Titles can be nominated for Excellence in Visual Art, Excellence in Audio, Excellence in Design, Excellence in Narrative, Best Student Game, the Nuovo (Innovation) Award, and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize. Each winner for the first six awards also earns a cash prize worth several thousand dollars, with a grand prize of $30,000 USD going to whoever receives the Seumas McNally.

Return of the Obra Dinn is the most nominated game for IGF by far, with the title up for five of the seven awards. Obra Dinn was one of the three indie games to earn a spot in our 10 favorite games of 2018 list, alongside Dead Cells and Into the Breach. It captured our eye with its superb story-telling and unique murder mystery mechanics. Although they haven't received as many nominations, other notable standouts for the IGF awards include Forgotton Anne, Minit, Opus Magnum, and Unavowed.

Pokemon Go Made Nearly $800 Million In 2018 - Report

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Thanks to developer Niantic's steady rollout of new content, 2018 turned out to be a big year for Pokemon Go. Not only was the title selected by GameSpot as one of the year's best evolving multiplayer games, it also saw an impressive jump in revenue.

According to mobile tracker Sensor Tower, Pokemon Go generated an estimated $795 million in revenue worldwide in 2018--a 35% increase over 2017. US players sunk the most money into the game last year, spending an estimated $262 million in 2018, although Japanese players weren't far behind, spending approximately $239 million.

Daily spending in Pokemon Go was up as well last year. The game generated an average of about $2.2 million per day in 2018. Players also spent more than $75 million on the game in the month of December alone between Google Play and the App Store, up from $57.2 million spent during the same month in 2017.

Pokemon Go Made Nearly $800 Million Last Year - Report

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Thanks to developer Niantic's steady rollout of new content, 2018 turned out to be a big year for Pokemon Go. Not only was the title selected by GameSpot as one of the year's best evolving multiplayer games, it also saw an impressive jump in revenue.

According to mobile tracker Sensor Tower, Pokemon Go generated an estimated $795 million in revenue worldwide in 2018--a 35% increase over 2017. US players sunk the most money into the game last year, spending an estimated $262 million in 2018, although Japanese players weren't far behind, spending approximately $239 million.

Daily spending in Pokemon Go was up as well last year. The game generated an average of about $2.2 million per day in 2018. Players also spent more than $75 million on the game in the month of December alone between Google Play and the App Store, up from $57.2 million spent during the same month in 2017.

Where Is Xur? Destiny 2 Location And Exotic Weapons Guide (Jan. 4-8)

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Where Is Xur? Destiny 2 Location And Exotic Weapons Guide (Jan. 4-8)

Destiny 2 has been pretty much crammed full of content since the release of its latest expansion, The Black Armory. This week is a lull between the ending of The Dawning holiday event and the release of the next content infusion, Niobe Labs. If you're hard-pressed waiting for new loot to become available, though, at least you can tide yourself over with some Year One Exotics care of Xur, Destiny 2's weekend vendor.

You'll find Xur in the EDZ on Earth this weekend, in the Winding Cove area. Head to the north end of the area and scale the wall to reach a crashed Fallen ship, and you'll find Xur hanging out beside it. As usual, he offers a small group of older Exotics that you can use to fill out your collection from before the release of the Forsaken expansion. He carries one weapon, as well as a piece of armor for each of the three character classes. While Exotic weapons are identical, it's worth checking Xur's wares each week to see what he's offering for armor, even if you already have it, since Exotic armor gets random perks that can make some versions better than others.

The Walking Dead Is Crossing Over With Fear The Walking Dead Again - Report

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The Walking Dead Is Crossing Over With Fear The Walking Dead Again - Report

The line between The Walking Dead and its companion series Fear the Walking Dead is about to get a little more blurry. At the beginning of Fear's fourth season, Morgan (Lennie James) was moved to the series from the original, creating the first crossover between the two shows. Now, based on reports, it looks like he's getting some company.

ComicBook.com is reporting that Austin Amelio, who appeared in Seasons 6-8 of The Walking Dead as Negan's right-hand man Dwight, is set to pop up on Fear. The character was last seen in the Season 8 finale of The Walking Dead when he was banned from ever returning to the Alexandria safe zone.

While it remains unclear exactly how major this crossover will be, Entertainment Weekly notes that co-showrunner Ian Goldberg previously revealed that new characters would come into play during Fear's fifth season. Should Dwight be one of those, he could serve as a very interesting ally to Morgan.