A Mediocre Year; Metacritic Summarizes 2019 Game Reviews
Jacob Blazewicz, 03 January 2020, 22:54
Metacritic published a list of the best-rated games in 2019. The year turned out to be somewhat poor in outstanding titles (i.e. those with an average review score above 90/100), despite featuring many titles appreciated by critics.
Downtown: War Shadow and Graveyard Keeper in New Humble Choice
Agnes Adamus, 03 January 2020, 22:50
Today marks the launch of the second edition of Humble Choice. On this occasion, the library of games that are part of the package was revealed. Among them were Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Two Point Hospital, Graveyard Keeper and DiRT Rally 2.0.
Rune 2 Affair Concluded? Devs Hand Over Game Code to the Publisher
Paul Wozniak, 03 January 2020, 22:46
The developers from the now-closed studio responsible for the development of Rune II have given the publishers the files and source code of the game, so that the latter will be able to continue working on the title. The issue of compensation and reimbursement of development costs has still not been resolved.
GTA 5 is Now Available in Xbox Game Pass
Paul Wozniak, 03 January 2020, 22:21
From today, GTA V is available on consoles in the Xbox Game Pass service. The owners of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (new users can still purchase three-month subscription for $1) and Xbox Live Gold will also be able to play GTA Online.
Final Fantasy VII Remake - PC Version Almost Certain
Adrian Werner, 03 January 2020, 13:26
Thanks to a leak of the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo, fans were able to dig through the game files and found elements suggesting that a PC version is planned.
CEO of Respawn Entertainment Takes the Helm of DICE L.A
Milosz Szubert, 03 January 2020, 13:03
Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment, is to lead DICE L.A. Under his leadership, the team is to be renamed, stop being a support studio and start creating its own games.
Over 8 Million Copies of The Witcher 3 Sold on Steam, Sales Boosted by TV Show
Bart Swiatek, 03 January 2020, 12:48
The premiere of The Witcher series on Netflix, as well as the preceding promo campaign, had a very positive impact on sales of The Witcher 3 on Steam. In the last 6 months alone, CD Projekt RED's game has reached 2 million customers. In total, Wild Hunt was bought over 8 million times on Steam.
AMD Chases Intel, Holding Nearly 40% of CPU Market
Peter Doron, 03 January 2020, 11:51
With the latest moves, AMD is quickly closing in on Intel. According to PassMark, the Ryzen manufacturer already has almost 40% of the CPU market share. There are many indications that the difference will be diminishing in the coming months, and many believe that AMD will eventually overtake the competition.
Fortnite Earned $1.8 Billion in 2019
Adrian Werner, 03 January 2020, 10:36
SuperData summarized the results of the digital game market for 2019. The best earning free-to-play production was Fortnite, which generated $1.8 billion in revenue. League of Legends has brought $1.5 billion.
Nvidia Ampere GPUs Deliver up to 50% More Performance
Bart Swiatek, 03 January 2020, 10:26
According to the Taipei Times, Nvidia Ampere graphics cards can deliver up to 50% increase of performance of Turings, while consuming two times less power. All thanks to the improvements and the use of 7nm lithography.