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.

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.

Ubisoft’s First Digital Conference, Ubisoft Forward, Debuts July 12

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With the cancellation of E3 this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many game studios are turning toward digital streams, events, and conferences. Last week Microsoft showcased 13 upcoming games for the Xbox Series X in the Inside Xbox event. Ubisoft will be hosting their first digital conference , Ubisoft Forward, on July 12 at 12 pm Pacific/3 pm Eastern.

The official news post is extremely brief. Ubisoft promises “an E3-style showcase with plenty of exclusive game new, exciting reveals, and much more.” E3 press conferences are typically between one and two hours, and feature new game reveals, in-depth gameplay videos, and developer presentations.

The biggest upcoming Ubisoft game is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which was announced during an artist livestream of the official banner art, followed by a cinematic trailer. Another trailer was shown during the Inside Xbox event, but many fans were disappointed that we didn’t get a look at actual gameplay yet. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is due to launch this holiday season.

Watch Dogs: Legion is another upcoming Ubisoft game. It was announced during last year’s E3 press conference, and featured a mesmerizing gameplay trailer with multiple playable characters. It was initially due to launch in the first half of 2020, but has been delayed to the latter half.

Other upcoming Ubisoft games we hope to see more of are Gods & Monsters, a Breath of the Wild-esque action-RPG, Roller Champions, a roller derby sports game, and Rainbow Six Quarantine, the first new game in the shooter series since 2015’s Rainbow Six Siege.

Ubisoft Forward will stream digitally on July 12, presumably on their official Twitch and YouTube channels.

Square Enix Eidos Anthology Includes Over 50 Games for $40

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Square Enix is offering one of the best bundle deals we’ve seen on Steam. Over 50 games from Square Enix and Eidos Montreal are included in the Square Enix Eidos Anthology, as part of Square Enix’s #StayHomeAndPlay promotion. The entire bundle is discounted down to $40.

The only catch – it’s available this weekend only, until Monday, May 11.

The bundle focuses on most of Square Enix’s published games from the last two decades that aren’t RPGs (Square’s previous promotional bundle included nothing but RPGs).

The Square Enix Eidos Anthology includes the following games:

  1. Rise of the Tomb Raider

  2. Just Cause 3

  3. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

  4. Life is Strange: Complete Season

  5. Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

  6. Tomb Raider (2013)

  7. Tomb Raider I

  8. Tomb Raider II

  9. Tomb Raider III

  10. Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation

  11. Tomb Raider V Chronicles

  12. Tomb Raider VI: The Angel of Darkness

  13. Tomb Raider Legend

  14. Tomb Raider Anniversary

  15. Tomb Raider Underworld

  16. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

  17. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

  18. Just Cause

  19. Just Cause 2

  20. Kane and Lynch: Dead Men

  21. Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days

  22. Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut

  23. Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition

  24. Deus Ex: Invisible War

  25. Deus Ex: The Fall

  26. Thief

  27. Thief: Deadly Shadows

  28. Thief II: The Metal Age

  29. Thief Gold

  30. Battlestations: Pacific

  31. Battlestations: Midway

  32. Project Snowblind

  33. Mini Ninjas

  34. Order of War

  35. Flora’s Fruit Farm

  36. Supreme Commander 2

  37. Conflict: Desert Storm

  38. Conflict: Denied Ops

  39. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

  40. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2

  41. Legacy of Kain: Defiance

  42. Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Kain

  43. Dungeon Siege

  44. Dungeon Siege II

  45. Dungeon Siege III

  46. Anachronox

  47. Pandemonium

  48. Deathtrap Dungeon

  49. Daikatana

  50. Omikron: The Nomad Soul

  51. Goetia

  52. Hitman GO: Definitive Edition

  53. Lara Croft GO

  54. The Turing Test

That’s a lot of games! It includes some older classic like the Diablo-like Dungeon Siege series, and real-time strategy game Supreme Commander 2, as well as some big semi-recent releases like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

Even better: all the revenue generated from this bundle will go to charity organizations and food banks throughout Europe and North America.

The Square Enix Eidos Anthology is available only on PC (Steam) and ends May 11.