Steam Winter Sale 2018 Is Now Live: Great PC Game Deals On Thousands Of Titles

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Steam Winter Sale 2018 Is Now Live: Great PC Game Deals On Thousands Of Titles

It's that time of year again, when Steam takes a large swath of the PC games in its massive library and drops prices. It's the Steam Winter Sale, and it's live between now and January 3. So if you could use some new games in your life and you're interested in saving money, check out what's on sale. There's a good chance you'll find something worth buying.

But first some freebies. When you check in on Steam between now and January 3, you can click on the Extremely Cozy Cottage of Surprises to receive free digital Steam Community items and DLC each day of the sale. It's obviously part of a plan to keep you coming back, but that's just business.

As for the games on sale, there are so many it's hard to choose where to start. But let's kick things off with the big games of 2018. Assassin's Creed Odyssey just came out a few months ago, but it's already available for the agreeable price of $30. Far Cry 5 is down to $28, while Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is discounted to $36. And if you want to get creative with your kills, you can't go wrong with Hitman 2, on sale for $42.

Steam Winter Sale Is Live: Great PC Game Deals On Thousands Of Titles

about X hours ago from
Steam Winter Sale Is Live: Great PC Game Deals On Thousands Of Titles

It's that time of year again, when Steam takes a large swath of the PC games in its massive library and drops prices. It's the Steam Winter Sale, and it's live between now and January 3. So if you could use some new games in your life and you're interested in saving money, check out what's on sale. There's a good chance you'll find something worth buying.

But first some freebies. When you check in on Steam between now and January 3, you can click on the Extremely Cozy Cottage of Surprises to receive free digital Steam Community items and DLC each day of the sale. It's obviously part of a plan to keep you coming back, but that's just business.

As for the games on sale, there are so many it's hard to choose where to start. But let's kick things off with the big games of 2018. Assassin's Creed Odyssey just came out a few months ago, but it's already available for the agreeable price of $30. Far Cry 5 is down to $28, while Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is discounted to $36. And if you want to get creative with your kills, you can't go wrong with Hitman 2, on sale for $42.

Razer Announces Xbox One Wireless Mouse And Keyboard, Coming Next Year

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Razer Announces Xbox One Wireless Mouse And Keyboard, Coming Next Year

Razer has unveiled its newest wireless keyboard and mouse, which are specifically designed to work with Xbox One. Called Razer Turret, the mouse and keyboard set retails for $250 USD.

There's nothing stopping you from using the Razer Turret on a PC, but the mouse and keyboard come with certain features that make it ideal for Xbox One. The Turret comes with both Razer Chroma and Xbox Dynamic Lighting, which pair up and cause the keyboard to light up in sync with the games you play. There's also an Xbox dashboard key that allows you to immediately return to your console's home page.

The wireless mouse and keyboard offer up to 40 hours of play on one charge, with the keyboard and mouse having a lifespan of 80 million keystrokes and 50 million clicks respectively. Part of the keyboard can also extend, providing a smooth surface for the mouse--which is stylized after Razer's Mamba Wireless--so you can play with the Turret on your lap without a desk or a table if you prefer.

New Black Ops 4 Patch Notes Detail Armor Changes, Weapon Camo Support For Blackout

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Following the release of Operation Absolute Zero on Xbox One and PC, Treyarch has rolled out another update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. This one focuses primarily on tweaking armor durability and repair in Blackout mode, but it also makes a handful of changes specific to the PC version of the game.

As Treyarch detailed on Reddit, armor has been given an all-around nerf in Blackout mode. The durability of Level 2 and 3 armor has been reduced to match that of Level 1 armor, while the number of armor plates that can be carried at once has dropped from 10 to five.

Moreover, Treyarch has increased the amount of time it takes to use an armor plate by one second. The developer has also "slightly increased" Paladin weapon damage against armor.

Xbox One Games With Gold For January 2019 Revealed

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Xbox One Games With Gold For January 2019 Revealed

With the end of December drawing near, Microsoft has announced the Xbox Games With Gold for January 2019. It's a solid lineup of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games that anyone with an Xbox Live Gold membership will be able to download for free during various times throughout the month. Let's take a look at the first games that will be available in the new year.

Between January 1-31, Xbox One owners can download Celeste. This pixelated platformer is all about jumping and dashing through expertly designed (but seriously challenging) obstacles as you make your way to the peak of a mountain. It has simple, tight controls that you'll need to master in order to make it through terrain riddled with things like pits, spikes, bounce pads, and toxic black goo. Thankfully, the checkpoint system is forgiving enough that you're never put too far back after your many inevitable deaths.

The other Xbox One freebie is the racing game WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship. This realistic rally game puts you face to face with all manner of challenges, including mud, fog, darkness, and ice, plus car troubles like engine breakdowns and punctured tires. If you're up for it, you can grab WRC 6 between January 16 and February 15.

Control's New Trailer Takes You Into The Oldest House, Its Supernaturally Spooky Setting

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Control's New Trailer Takes You Into The Oldest House, Its Supernaturally Spooky Setting

Remedy Entertainment's next game, Control, has no shortage of science fiction weirdness and supernatural creepiness. A lot of that revolves around the Oldest House, a strange building where alternate dimensions and realities converge. It's where a government agency called the Bureau of Control, tasked with understanding and managing all the weirdness, sets up its headquarters.

The latest trailer for Control endeavors to fill players in a little bit more about the Oldest House and what exactly the Bureau of Control is all about. It's narrated by James McCaffrey, who Remedy fans will recognize as the voice of Max Payne from the first two games in that franchise. In the trailer, McCaffrey plays Zachariah Trench, the director of the Bureau of Control. We know that Trench dies before he's replaced by Jesse Faden, Control's player character, but it seems Trench will be a presence throughout the story.

As Trench explains, the Oldest House was discovered in the 1960s by Control agents, and while on the outside it looked like a normal skyscraper, on the inside, it was anything but. The trailer fills in a bit of story as relates to what might be supernatural events in our world, suggesting that things like haunted houses are actually places where other dimensions seep into our own. The Oldest House has rooms and rooms of such places.

Fallout 76 Outlines Updates For Early 2019

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Bethesda has closed out the year by laying out a roadmap of what we can expect the beginning of 2019 to bring to Fallout 76. The studio outlined a few details of patches coming in January, and promised more info to come early next year.

In the blog post, the studio noted that a mid-January patch will fix the lever-action rifle reload animation, some perk cards, and the crowds at Whitespring. The studio promised that going forward in 2019, patch notes will be accompanied by a brief explanation from developers detailing the rationale behind balance changes and adjustments. It's also working on a new mode without PVP restrictions, allowing you a little more flexibility in how you play. That will be coming in the first quarter of 2019.

It's fair to say that Fallout 76 has had a rocky launch. The game itself released in a buggy state, leading to a poor reception including in GameSpot's own review, which scored it a 4/10. It's been a series of mishaps since then, from an investigation into a PC refund policy to a bait-and-switch with canvas bags in the Collector's Edition, and finally a personal data leak. For its part Bethesda has continued to support the game with patches and has promised to listen to community feedback going forward.