Eric Watson

Eric Watson

Eric has been writing for over five years with bylines in Dicebreaker, Pixelkin, Polygon, PC Gamer and Tabletop Gaming magazine, covering movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games and tech. He reviews and live streams D&D adventures every week on YouTube. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla.

Relive a 90s Classic with realMyst: Masterpiece Edition on Switch

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One of the biggest games of the early 90s (and one of the first computer games I ever played), was Myst. The seminal first-person adventure game has since been remade as realMyst in 2000, rebuilding the faux 3D world with an actual 3D engine.

RealMyst: Masterpiece Edition is arriving on Nintendo Switch courtesy of Skymap Games. It’s currently available at a discount of $15.99 (normally $19.99).

“So many of us here at Cyan are huge, long-time fans of Nintendo, and we appreciate Skymap’s expert help in bringing realMyst to the Nintendo Switch,” said Rand Miller, CEO, Cyan Worlds. “The flexibility of the Nintendo Switch is really exciting – allowing the surreal environments of Myst to be experienced in whatever environment you find yourself.”

RealMyst features the same exploration-puzzle design of the original masterpiece. Journey across the Myst Island and transport into different ages, solve logic puzzles, and discover the secret behind the trapped brothers and the magic books.

RealMyst: Masterpiece Edition was released in 2014, running in the Unity engine and providing a graphical overhaul. It includes the bonus Rime Age content and the original musical score. The Switch version includes both touch and free movement navigation modes. It also provides an in-game hit guide so you don’t have to pull up a Google search or a Wiki page every time you get stuck.

RealMyst: Masterpiece Edition is available now on Nintendo Switch. It’s rated E for Everyone.

Phantasy Star Online 2 Landing on PC Next Week with Hatsune Miku

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The good news: popular Sega MMO Phantasy Star Online 2 is headed for PC in North America next week, on May 27. The bad news: it’s arriving on the oft-maligned Windows 10 Microsoft Store. But hey, at least we’re getting a Hatsune Miku event.

Phantasy Star Online 2 launched back in 2012 in Japan on PC and later on consoles, and finally began arriving in North America beginning in April of this year on Xbox One. The North American version of Phantasy Star Online 2 features years worth of balancing, updates, and patches.

In the free-to-play action-MMO, players can choose from four races and nine classes to go on missions, enjoy Casino mini-games, and socialize in the Alliance Quarters. The PC version will be fully compatible with the Xbox version, allowing players from both platforms to play together.

Digital pop star Hatsune Miku will arrive in the world of Phantasy Star Online 2 in the form of special items. Players can use Arks Cash Scratch Tickets to get themed clothing and accessories from Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka and Kagamine Rin & Len. The event is available now on Xbox One.

“We’re thrilled to announce the long-awaited arrival on PC,” said Fred White, PSO2 Head of Marketing. “There’s a loud and passionate PC fanbase who has been patiently waiting for the North American version – we can’t wait to welcome them in. There will be login bonuses waiting for them with more surprises planned in the coming months.”

Phantasy Star Online 2 is available on Xbox One, and coming to PC (Microsoft Store) May 27. It’s rated T for Teen.

Get Grand Theft Auto V Free During Epic Mega Sale

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The Epic Game Store is running a sale featuring PC games up to 75% off. The Epic Mega Sale runs through June 11, and includes a free game you can download each week. The first free game is Grand Theft Auto V, which you can download here. You’ll need an Epic Games Store account with Two-Factor Authorization.

Although the sale lasts until June 11, you can only grab Grand Theft Auto V until Thursday, May 21 at 10 am local time. Every Thursday during the sale, a new game will be available to download for free. The free game rotation is a normal part of the Epic Games Store, though we might see higher profile games during the sale.

In addition, every shopper will receive a $10 Epic Coupon, which are redeemed at checkout for any purchase that’s at least $14.99. Using that coupon will net you another $10 coupon, and so on, as long you purchase games or add-ons worth at least $14.99. Limit one coupon per transaction. Coupons can not be used for in-game purchases, such as Fortnite V-bucks.

Below are some highlighted deals. Note that many of these games are available on different PC store platforms, such as Steam.

  • Control – $29.99 (50% off)
  • Borderlands 3 – $29.99 (50% off)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – $47.99 (20% off)
  • Metro Exodus – $19.99 (50% off)
  • The Outer Worlds – $38.99 (35% off)
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – $19.79 (67% off)
  • The Division 2 – $9.89 (67% off)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – $38.99 (35% off)
  • Slime Rancher – $7.99 (60% off)
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden – $7.49 (50% off)
  • Hello Neighbor – $7.49 (75% off)
  • Overcooked – $4.24 (75% off)

The Epic Mega Sale ends June 11.