News Roundup December 11th

by Huey Chewwy


Final hours of the GOG Winter sale, Gearbox opens new studio in Canada, and the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Special Edition slashed in price on Amazon.  Get the WWE 2K16 Creation app to put your face in the action, or grab the Double Fine 2015 Bundle at a discount.  

Time's running out

Get the deals at GOG.com

With the huge winter sale entering its final hours, GOG is bringing back all previous bundles offered in the sale for those who missed out previously.  This is also the last chance to grab great deals on several games such as The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, Tales From the Borderlands, and many more.  As a special added bonus, GOG is giving out the action-RTS Giants: Citizen Kabuto for free just for stopping by with in the next 36 hours.  You will need to have an account on GOG to redeem this game however.

Just before Christmas

We reported that the fourth episode of Minecraft: Story Mode would be coming later this month.  Now a firm date of December 22nd is when you can continue Telltale's Minecraft story.

Show the Vita some love

Towerfall Ascension

Coming next week on December 15h is the PS Vita version of Towerfall Ascension along with its expansion DLC,  the Dark World.   If you already own the PS4 version, you also own the Vita version (and DLC if applicable) as well being that this is a cross-buy title.  If you are looking to buy the game, $14.99 is what Towerfall Ascension will cost, with the Dark World expansion running $9.99.

But they still want the Nordiques back.

Gearbox Studio Quebec

It seems Bethesda is not the only company to recently open up a new studio north of the border.  Gearbox Software announced today the opening of a new studio in Quebec City, Quebec Canada.  The studio is currently hiring for its inaugural title that is expected to ramp into AAA production through 2016.  Good time to be a game developer looking for work in Canada with Bethesda and now Gearbox opening new studios.

Monster deal

Looking for a deal on Double Fine games?  Head on over to Steam where the Double Fine Bundle 2015 is on sale for 80 percent off, bringing the price down to only $19.99.  Games in the bundle include Broken Age, Massive Chalice, Psychonauts, and Grim Fandango Remastered.

The Master Chief, Spartan Locke, and a bunch of goodies

 If you are in the process of finding a gift for that Halo fan in your life, this is certainly a deal you should look at.  Amazon has a listing for the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector's Edition at a massive discount.  Originally $250, the price listed as of now is down to only $99.  Be aware though that a digital download code is included rather than a physical copy of the game.  Jump on this offer before its too late!

The PC requirements for XCOM 2 have been listed on Steam.  Check out below if your rig will be able to run XCOM 2.

Minimum:

OS: Windows® 7, 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom 9950 Quad Core 2.6 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5770, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or better
DirectX Version 11
45 GB available space
DirectX compatible sound card
Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft Visual C++2012 and 2013 Runtime Libraries and Microsoft DirectX.


Recommended:

OS: Windows® 7, 64-bit
Processor: 3GHz Quad Core
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: 2GB ATI Radeon HD 7970, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or better
45 GB available space
DirectX compatible sound card

Put your own face into WWE 2K16

2K has released the free WWE 2K16 Creation Studio app that will allow you to upload pictures taken on your phone to the game for various uses.  The app is available on iOS and Android devices.  Here are some of the features of the Creation Studio app.

  • Works with photos taken with your device’s camera or from your photo library
  • Can upload images to use as either face photos or logos for general use in WWE Creations modes
  • Built-in tools allow for photo cropping, size adjustment, and edge smoothing
  • Adjust your images by altering values for contrast, brightness, color hue/saturation, and more
  • The erase tool allows you to easily remove the background or other unwanted details from an image
  • Color mask tool allows you to filter out parts of an image by color
  • Upload your images to WWE Community Creations to access them in the console version of WWE 2K16 within seconds