cities: skylines

Humble Cities: Skylines Bundle Features Over $100 of Content

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Humble is offering a fantastic deal for city managing fans with the Humble Cities: Skylines Bundle, available until July 8.

Cities: Skylines is everything a SimCity fan would want, and it’s available in the bundle for as little as $1. Like other Humble Bundles, you can choose to pay more to unlock more games (via Steam codes). In this case, the additional content adds a large amount of previously released DLC.

Pay at least $1:

  • Cities: Skylines
  • Deep Focus Radio DLC

Pay more than the average donation (currently $7.32) to also unlock:

  • Concerts DLC
  • High-Tech Buildings Creator Pack
  • Snowfall DLC
  • Natural Disasters DLC

Pay more than $10 to also unlock:

  • Mass Transit DLC
  • Green Cities DLC
  • Industries DLC
  • Campus DLC
  • Art Deco Content Creator Pack
  • European Suburbia Content Creator Pack

The newest DLC that released earlier this year, Sunset Harbor, is not included in the bundle.

The Content Creator Packs are smaller DLC that add new models and buildings, typically priced around $5. The others are larger additions that add new features and mechanics, such as Mass Transit’s new service hubs and scenarios and Campus’ school zones and educational policies. Each of the bigger DLCs are priced between $13 and $15.

As with all Humble Bundles, you can choose how much of your donation goes to the developers, how much to the chosen charity (Child’s Play, though you can choose your own from their database), and how much to Humble.

Cities: Skylines originally released in 2015 by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive. It expertly filled the single player city building void left by the disappointing SimCity (2013), and has released numerous paid DLC and content updates in the years since.

Cities: Skylines is rate E for Everyone.

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.

Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Seasonal Spring Updates Through June

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We can all agree that Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘ first seasonal event, Bunny Day, was too much. It lasted too long and resulted in an avalanche of eggs, making it hard to craft anything that wasn’t a Bunny Day recipe. Hopefully the next several events, which Nintendo has recently outlined, will fare much better.

The next event, beginning today, is Nature Day. Nature Day is a week-long event with special Nook Miles challenges that feature goals that have to do with nature, such as planting trees and watering flowers. Nature Day runs through May 4th.

Starting May 1 is the May Day Tour event. Between May 1 – 7, players can go to the airport and use a May Day Ticket to travel to a unique island that features a familiar visitor. Be prepared, the May Day Ticket is one-time use only.

After that is International Museum Day, which runs from May 18 – 31. This event will feature a Stamp Rally, where players can view their collected fish, insects, and fossils in the museum, and receive stamps in their stamp card and earn rewards.

Finally in June it’s Wedding Season. Wedding Season will run the entire month of June, and involve Harvey’s island. Visiting Harvey’s island during this event will allow players to take anniversary photos of married couple Reese and Cyrus. Players can earn wedding-themed items as a result.

Two new non-seasonal character events are also being added today (April 23). The first is Leif, a nature-lover who can visit your island with his traveling Garden Shop. Leif sells shrubs, flower seeds, and other foliage.

The second is Jolly Redd, an art dealer whose Treasure Trawler boat can visit the island to sell art and furniture. However, players will need to figure out which are genuine and which are fake. Genuine art can be donated to the museum in the new art gallery.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available on Nintendo Switch. It’s rated E for Everyone.