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    Steam Daily Deals

    A Short Hike at 20% off: $6.39. Elsinore at 30% off: $13.99.
  2. Competition is a good thing, but it is definitely interesting to watch prior to products releasing. In apparent response to AMD's CES 2020 announcement of the Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics card, NVIDIA is dropping the price of the GeForce RTX 2060 to $299. This a decent discount that also places it much nearer the RX 5600 XT's MSRP of $279 and makes the GeForce GPU a more compelling purchase. It looks like AMD might be responding to this move based by increase the GPU's performance before it even releases on January 21. Supposedly AMD is achieving this performance bump by sending a new BIOS for the GPU to AIB partners increase the total board power from 150 W to 160 W. While a difference of 10 W may not seem like much, it should allow the GPU to increase its clock speeds for greater performance. Though the original report of AMD providing new from HKEPC, VideoCardz has also spotted that Sapphire has adjusted the specifications for its upcoming RX 5600 XT Pulse on its product page. The Boost Clock went from 1620 MHz to 1750 MHz and the Game Clock, what you should be able to expect in a game, went from 1560 MHz to 1615 MHz. The memory speed also changed from an effective 12 Gbps to 14 Gbps. Sapphire is only one partner, but if it has modified these specifications, it is possible others will do so too. Technically this is all rumor, though the Sapphire changes do support it, but at least we should not have long to find out, with the RX 5600 XT releasing on Tuesday. This would also not be the first time AMD has reacted to a move by NVIDIA by adjusting something about an unreleased product. Prior to releasing the RX 5700 series, AMD dropped the price of those GPUs in response to NVIDIA's RTX 20-series Super cards. Source: VideoCardz Back to original news post
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    Steam Daily Deals

    Shadow Warrior Franchise Sale Beholder 2 at 60% off: $6.00. Receive a non-giftable copy of Beholder with the purchase. Weekend Sale (cont.): Humble Publisher Sale NIS America Publisher Sale Relevant OCC Reviews: Shadow Warrior 2
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    Humble Weekly Sales

    Humble Australia Fire Relief Bundle: $25.00+: Hollow Knight (Windows, Mac, Linux, Steam) Void Bastards (Steam for Windows, Mac) Armello (Steam for Windows, Mac, Linux) Euro Truck Simulator 2 (Steam for Windows, Mac, Linux) Euro Truck Simulator 2 Australian Paint Jobs Pack Duck Game (Steam for Windows) Hand of Fate 2 (Steam for Windows, Mac, Linux) Paradigm (Windows, Steam for Mac, Linux) Crawl (Windows, Mac, Linux, Steam) The Adventure Pals (Steam for Windows, Mac) Regular Human Basketball (Steam for Windows, Mac, Linux) Satellite Reign (Windows, Mac, Linux, Steam) Hacknet (Windows, Mac, Linux, Steam) Hacknet Labyrinths DLC Mr. Shifty (Steam for Windows, Mac, Linux) Primal Carnage: Extinction (Steam for Windows) Assault Android Cactus+ (Windows, Mac, Linux, Steam) The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game (Windows, Mac, Steam) FRAMED Collection (Windows, Mac, Linux, Steam) Think of the Children (Windows, Steam) Feather (Steam for Windows) Tower of Guns (Windows, Mac, Steam for Linux) Rising Dusk (Steam for Windows, Mac) Death Squared (Steam for Windows, Mac) Paperbark (Steam for Windows, Mac) Quest of Dungeons (Windows, Mac, Linux, Steam) The Stillness of the Wind (Steam for Windows, Mac) The Gardens Between (Steam for Windows, Mac, Linux) PAPER FIRE ROOKIE (Steam for Windows) Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom (Steam for Windows) Machinarium (Windows, Mac, Linux, Steam) Featured charities are RSPCA Australia (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service), and World Wildlife Fund.
  6. Yesterday it was announced by Crystal Dynamics that Marvel's Avengers was going to be delayed into September, and it is not alone. CD Projekt Red has announced the much anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 has had its release pushed from April to September 17. In the message from Co-Founder Marcin Iwinski and Head of Studio Adam Badowski it is explained the game is in a complete and playable state, but there is still work to be done. The world of Night City is "massive – full of stories, content and places to visit, but due to the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing and polishing." The studio also hopes for this to be its crowning achievement for this generation and with this delay it will be possible to achieve that desired state of perfection. Source: CD Projekt Red Back to original news post
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    Steam Daily Deals

    BANNERMEN at 67% off: $9.90. Free weekend. Unheard at 40% off: $4.19 or $8.35 (36% off) with the Chinese Version DLC. Weekend Sale: Assassin's Creed Franchise Sale Endless Franchise Sale Relevant OCC Reviews: Assassin's Creed Assassin's Creed 2 Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Assassin's Creed Revelations Assassin's Creed III Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Assassin's Creed Unity Assassin's Creed Syndicate Assassin's Creed: Origins Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  8. To celebrate Rainbow Six Siege's premiere event, the Six Invitational, the Road to S.I. in-game event has returned and brought with it a brand new map called Stadium and the game's first full Battle Pass. The Battle Pass will contribute to the prize pool for the Six Invitational. For the event, which will take place each weekend until February 16, players will get to play on Stadium, which has an interesting design specifically for this competition. It uses walls of bulletproof glass so you will be able to see your opponents but are left unable to engage them. The matches on the map will be Bomb matches with Pick and Ban, three minute rounds on a three round rotation. All operators will be available to all players on this playlist, though Blitz, Caveira, Hibana, Mozzie, Sledge, and Thermite will automatically be equipped with their Road to S.I. gear. The Road to S.I. 2020 Battle Pass will have a Free and Premium track with 35 tiers on both. It offers 48 rewards including the exclusive customization items available in the Road to S.I. game mode. The Premium pass costs 1200 R6 Credits though the Premium Bundle that unlocks the pass and the first twelve tiers costs 2400 R6 Credits. Tiers are unlocked by playing the game or for 180 R6 Credits. Thirty percent of the revenue from the Battle Pass will go to the Six Invitational prize pool, up to maximum of $3,000,000 with any surplus being spread across other official Rainbow Six esports programs. Source: Ubisoft Back to original news post
  9. Custom liquid cooling is a much more involved thermal solution than air coolers or AIO liquid coolers, as they involve not only the installation of several separate components, but also running and connecting the tubes between those components. Whether your preference is for soft or hard tubing, EK has released new tools to help get the perfect setup. First we have the EK-Loop Soft Tube Cutter that is exactly what it sounds like, a tool for cutting soft tubes. It is compatible with tube with outer diameters of up to 16 mm and is designed to provide a precise and even cut so you can get the fittings on perfectly. The EK-Loop Modulus Hard Tube Bending Tools are molds you can use to ensure the hardline acrylic or PETG tubing you are using have the bend you want. There are three versions of the tool for working with 12 mm, 14 mm, and 16 mm tubes and all are made from a solid piece of black POM acetal that has been machined out. The Soft Tube Cutter is available for $5.99 while the Modulus Hard Tube Bending Tools are priced at $29.99. The 14 mm version of the Bending Tool is available for pre-order currently, but will start shipping on January 23. Source: EK Water Blocks Back to original news post
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    Humble Weekly Sales

    Humble Comics Bundle: SPAWN 2020 by Image Comics: SPAWN #123-149 SPAWN: Armageddon - 150-164 SPAWN #165-184 SPAWN: Endgame - 185-196 SPAWN #197-200 $8.00+: SPAWN: New Beginnings Vol. 1 - 201-206 SPAWN: New Beginnings Vol. 2 - 207-212 SPAWN #213-250 SPAWN: Resurrection one-shot and issues 251-255 SPAWN #256-262 $15.00+: SPAWN: Hell on Earth - 263-275 SPAWN: Dark Horror - 276-283 SPAWN: Enemy of the State - 284-290 SPAWN Issue 291 SPAWN Issue 292 SPAWN Issue 293 SPAWN Issue 294 SPAWN Issue 295 SPAWN Issue 296 SPAWN Issue 297 SPAWN Issue 298 SPAWN Issue 299 SPAWN Issue 300 SPAWN Issue 301 SPAWN Issue 302 Featured charity is Traveling Stories.
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    Steam Daily Deals

    RDS - The Official Drift Videogame at 37% off: $11.33 to $29.47 depending on Edition. Castel Story at 60% off: $10.00 or $11.90 (66% off) with the Soundtrack. Soundtrack also on sale.
  12. Today Stardock has announced The Political Machine 2020, that latest in the series of political strategy and simulation games. With it players can select a candidate to run for president against a computer or human opponent on the Internet. The candidates include Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, and Tulsi Gabbard on the Democrat side and Donald Trump, George W. Bush, and Mitt Romney on the Republican side. You can also design your own candidates to put on the campaign trail. The game uses per-state models based on current poll data to see simulate what can actually happen, and also allows for unexpected events like natural disasters, national tragedies, and economic crises that would upset any campaign strategy. A new feature is the use of unique ideology trees for the candidates, which can make them play very differently from each other. You earn ideology points by visiting town halls and can then spend them to earn specific issues, such as 'Medicare for All' for Bernie Sanders and 'Build the Wall' for Donald Trump. Previous editions of the game have been successful at predicting winners for nearly every state since 2004, with the exception of 2016 when it was infamously patched after it predicted Donald Trump winning Wisconsin. This version features a complete rewrite to provide improved graphics as well as more sophisticated simulation with a combination of polling data and voter enthusiasm. You will be able to get into The Political Machine 2020 this Spring. Source: Stardock Back to original news post
  13. Deep Silver and Ys Net have revealed the release date for the first DLC for Shenmue III titled Battle Rally. With this DLC comes fresh gaming activities and a race that will have you facing head-to-head battles while speeding through the course. This will also be the first time in the series that players will get to play as a different protagonist. While you will naturally get to play as Ryo Hazuki, you can also choose to play as the treasure-seeking Wuying Ren or Wei Zhen, Ryo's sparring partner that will be making her first appearance in Shenmue III. Winning the race awards you some awesome items. For a better chance at winning, you can also search for Bailu-chan, Bailu's official mascot and finding them will give you a leg up during the race. The Battle Rally DLC arrives on January 21 on the Epic Games Store and PlayStation Store for $7.99. If you purchased the Complete DLC Collection you will of course receive it automatically on the release date. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  14. The Borderlands franchise is well-known for its weapons and chances are every player has their favorites. If you are still searching for that specific legendary that just never seems to drop, Borderlands 3 is holding a 'Farming Frenzy' mini-event that may help. From January 16 to January 30, enemies that only have a chance to appear will now be guaranteed to spawn at their locations and all enemies with dedicated loot tables have a higher chance of dropping their legendaries. This includes not only rare spawns but also named bosses, and the Anointment rate for this gear has also been increased. Additionally, the difficulty of Maliwan Blacksite will now scale to match the size of your party instead of defaulting to four-player difficulty, with this change available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. If you have Borderlands 3 and have been grinding for that one item, it looks like these next two weeks might be the best time to try some more. Source: 2K Games Back to original news post
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    Humble Weekly Sales

    Humble Sweet Farm Bundle: Niche - a genetics survival game (Steam for Windows, Mac, Linux) Niche Soundtrack MagiCat (Windows Mac, Steam) MagiCat Soundtrack Evergarden (Steam for Windows, Mac, Linux) BTA: Equilinox (Steam for Windows, Mac, Linux) Ultimate Chicken Horse (Steam for Windows, Mac, Linux) Samorost 3 (Windows Mac, Steam) $10.00+: Stardew Valley (Steam for Windows, Mac, Linux) Featured charity is Sweet Farm.
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    Steam Daily Deals

    Axis & Allies 1942 Online at 50% off: $9.99. Quest Hunter at 50% off: $9.99 to $13.47 (55% off) depending on Edition. DLC also on sale. Midweek Madness: Atelier Franchise Sale Arma 3 at 70% off: $8.99 to $49.40 (65% off) depending on Edition. DLC also on sale at 25-66% off. Free weekend. Builder Games Sale
  17. If you have been looking forward to Marvel's Avengers, a game coming from Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics, then you may be disappointed to hear the decision has been made to push back its release date. Instead of releasing on March 15, as had been the previously announced date, we now need to wait until September 4 to enter join the Marvel super heroes for the original story-drive campaign. This announcement has come from the Co-Heads of Studio for Crystal Dynamics, Scot Amos and Ron Rosenberg as the teams working on the game will use the additional time to fine tune and polish it to the standards fans expect and deserve. Source: Crystal Dynamics Back to original news post
  18. With the new year, Epic Games has decided to share some stats concerning the Epic Games Store, but the announcement the weekly free games program will continue through 2020 might be of more interest to some of you. Actually some of the stats concern this program that gave users the opportunity to claim at least one free game a week; there were 73 games given away as part of this program, valued at $1455 in total, and 200 million copies were claimed so it definitely appears to have been a successful program. Turning to the larger Epic Games Store stats, it had 108 million PC customers that spent some $680 million on the store and $251 million spent on third-party games in the store. These numbers represent the actual customer spending, so the value of coupons and such are not included. For anyone curious though, there was over $23 million of coupons and discounts funded by Epic. It seems like a good start for the Epic Games Store but the company has plans to continue its growth and work on helping developers. This help includes support for developer and publisher payment systems, integration for platform and store-independent online services, and working with developers for supporting cross-platform play with tools Epic created for Fortnite. Source: Epic Games Back to original news post
  19. After almost a year since it was announced, we now know when Kunai, the game that lets you play as a warrior tablet, will release, and that date is February 6. From developer TurtleBlaze and publisher The Arcade Crew, Kunai is set in a world where AI have taken over the world and humanity is in ruins. You play as Tabby, a sentient tablet warrior on a mission to salvage humanity, but it will not be easy, which the new trailer demonstrates with the bosses it shows off. When it releases on February 6, Kunai will be available on PC and Nintendo Switch.     Source: Press Release Back to original news post
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    Humble Weekly Sales

    Humble Book Bundle: Project Management by Taylor & Francis From Projects to Programs A Holistic Approach to Lessons Learned Culturally Tuned Change Management IT Project Management The Human Factor in Project Management Turtle Design in a Rabbit Age (Mindfully Crafting Your Meaningful Life & Brands) $8.00+: Borderless Leadership Project Scope Management Creative, Efficient, and Effective Project Management Applying Guiding Principles of Effective Project Management Systematic Strategic Planning Maximizing Benefits from IT Project Management PMI-PBA Exam Practice Test and Study Guide Creating a Greater Whole: A Project Manager's Guide to Becoming a Leader $15.00+: Project Management Lessons Learned Project Business Management The Four Pillars of Project Portfolio Management Project. Program. Change Leading Virtual Project Teams Case Studies in Strategic Planning Leadership in Chaordic Organizations Crisis Management Planning and Execution Organizational Crisis Management Managing Project Competence Featured charity is Worldbuilders.
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    Steam Daily Deals

    The Gardens Between at 80% off: $3.99 or $11.88 (60% off) with the Soundtrack. Glorantha Bundle at 36% off: $26.71. Individual titles also on sale at 15% or 65% off. Weeklong Deals
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    Steam Daily Deals

    EMERGENCY 20 at 33% off: $20.09. The House of Da Vinci at 75% off: $4.99.
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    OCC Twitch Stream

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    Steam Daily Deals

    Project: Gorgon at 33% off: $26.79. Dotemu Publisher Sale Weekend Sale (cont.): Post Scriptum at 25% off: $22.49 or $44.99 for the Supporter version. Free weekend.
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    Steam Daily Deals

    Ben and Ed - Blood Bundle at 63% off: $9.19. Individual titles also on sale at 50% or 60% off. Shadowrun Franchise Sale Weekend Sale: Festival of Rail Dovetail Games Publisher Event Streets of Rogue at 30% off: $13.99 or $18.87 (37% off) for the Collector's Edition. DLC also on sale at 30% off.
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