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Day: January 27, 2019

Release week deals: Resident Evil 2 up to 25% off for PC

Arguably one of the bigger title thus far in 2019, Resident Evil 2 is now released and the accolades are building up. (Review here). At last check, gamers on Steam Store have an overwhelmingly positive rating on the title, with positive ratings at over 96%. Essentially for those who haven’t tried the game or the 1-shot demo yet, the general consensus is that the game is a great balance between nostalgia and modern gameplay. For those thinking of picking up the game after all the raving reviews, we’ve rounded up some slick savings for release week. As with usual, PC gamers can enjoy discounts of up to 25% off for both the Standard and Deluxe Edition of the game at $45 and ~$52 respectively. Conversely, PS4 gamers who don’t mind going digital can also pick up a 7% discount on Resident…

Blizzard Ex-Producer Accuses Sony USA of Censoring Games and Enforcing “Puritanism”

Are we entering a “new wave of puritanism hitting games”? Blizzard Ex-Producer Mark Kern seems to think so, as noted in a series of Tweets — as well as a recent trend of stories that boost his claims. While many accusations of Sony USA and PlayStation dictating content to developers, rarely will someone within the development or publisher community chime in. Not so with Mark Kern, a Blizzard Ex-Producer who worked on World of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo II. In a chain Tweet yesterday, Kern lashed out at PlayStation and Sony USA, accusing them of censoring Sony Japan’s content and taking part in “a new wave of puritanism hitting games”: I do find it disturbing that the US is imposing their current moral panic on other countries and cultures and foreign game developers. The US being world police on morality is what I…

Fortnite Creator Tim Sweeney Puts Millions of Dollars Toward Conserving North Carolina Forests

With the recent government shutdown, US wilderness areas have really suffered. Even national parkland has been subject to pollution, illegal off-roading, and other maltreatment. With so much disheartening news out there, it is great to read something which lifts up our hearts—like that Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney puts millions of dollars into protecting forests in North Carolina. Here is How Fortnite Creator Tim Sweeney Is Protecting Forest Land Fortnite fans probably know that Tim Sweeney is more than just the game’s creator. He is also a founder of Epic Games. Over the years, Sweeney has made billions of dollars on his games. With that money, he has been purchasing forest and mountain land in North Carolina. Sweeney hasn’t been doing this at random either. He’s been choosing specific areas such as the Box Creek Wilderness. Spots like these feature exceptional biodiversity….