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Steam Charts: Hard Boiled Wisdom EditionSep 16, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun We’ve had a few people asking how to get these stupid annoying articles out of the news feed for their favourite games on Steam. Read on to learn more… (more…) Here's what Capcom has planned for Monster Hunter World in the next few monthsSep 15, 2019 - EurogamerAnother day, another development roadmap. Today it's Capcom's turn to shed a little more light on what's coming up in the latest Monster Hunter World expansion, Iceborne. Making the announced during the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Special Stage show at Tokyo Game Show 2019 (thanks, Gematsu), Capcom detailed plans all the way up to January 2020, including a new Horizon Zero Dawn crossover event, The Frozen Wilds, which is scheduled to drop in November. Before then, however, we'll be introduced to new (to World, anyway) monster Rajang, as well as some My House-related updates. Releasing on 10th October 2019, Rajang is described as "an ultra-aggressive creature that few have a chance of surviving against," and "sports powerful arms that pack a punch, and turns gold when angry". Read more Don't be put off by the difficulty - Monster Hunter World: Iceborne has plenty to offer the casual playerSep 9, 2019 - EurogamerFirst off, there's something you should know about me: I'm a total, unashamed scrub when it comes to most video games. I'm the king of cheese; the leg-sweeper extraordinaire. If there's an easy mode, I'll take it. And yet, despite all that, I'm loving my time with Iceborne, the hard-edged expansion for Monster Hunter World - itself a breakout success for the long-running, much-loved series, earning 13 million sales and the title of Capcom's best-selling game to date. Capcom was kind enough to supply early access to Iceborne, and a decent amount of early access too - it's been sitting on my PS4's hard-drive for well over a month. And, for the most part, I've been absolutely terrified of it. Iceborne is best seen as an analogue of the old G Rank editions that used to follow in the wake of mainline handheld Monster Hunter games, folding in the base game along with a suite of new features and some truly testing challenges. Iceborne does all that, but being an expansion to Monster Hunter World it gets straight down to business, its opening monster - the bastard ice-shark Beotodus - not being shy in savaging new players. We're not in Astera anymore, Toto. Iceborne players should, in theory, be prepared for Beotodus, given that you can't even knock on the front door of Hoarfrost, the new area introduced in the expansion, without having first completed the base Monster Hunter game. Going back to my original save file, I realised that - shock horror! - I couldn't even quite claim to having done that; despite some 80 hours invested, I stopped playing while in the midst of taking down the final three elder dragons. Blame my ability to get sidetracked by one of the countless other diversions in Monster Hunter World, or my desire to simply go out into the wilds and run alongside my beloved Paolumu one more time. Read more Monster Hunter: World guide hunting tipsSep 6, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunMonster Hunter: World on PC has seen its final new monster introduced in the form of Leshen. While a new expansion is still an age away for PC players, there’s no better time to jump in and begin building up those hunter ranks and creating all that good gear. So in order to level the skill gap between dedicated and infrequent players, this guide will bring everyone up to speed with what to expect in this deceptively taxing game. (more…) Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC release date, monster list, free update monstersSep 5, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunThe console release of the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is almost upon us. While we have to wait forever for the same stuff to come to PC, we can at least see exactly what is coming to the PC version next year. We’ve updated our guide with just about everything you could possibly ever want to know about the latest expansion that we know so far, including the newest monster reveals. (more…) Monster Hunter: World Iceborne PC everything we knowSep 3, 2019 - PC GamerMonster Hunter: World has enjoyed loads of free updates since it launched on PC in August 2018. These seem tiny in comparison to the upcoming Monster Hunter: World Iceborne expansion, which promises to be "massive," and comparable in size to the old Ultimate and G Rank versions.  Iceborne will feature a whole story campaign set after the events of Monster Hunter: World, including a new area and changes to the existing world. The big new baddie is the Elder Dragon called Velkhana and most recently we've gotten a trailer for The Old Everwyrm, a legend that seems to be related to the Velkhana. We've seen a bunch of new Iceborne videos since the announcement: everything from new monster showcases, the new Clutch Claw, developer interviews, and story trailers. We've picked the best below to tell you what you need to know about the expansion. Read on for the full Monster Hunter: World Iceborne details from E3 and Gamescom 2019. Monster Hunter: World Iceborne is World's only expansion, will conclude the story During a Rapid-Fire interview with Game Informer, producer Ryozo Tsujimoto said, "Iceborne basically completes World, so it will be the last expansion." That's a bit of a bummer, but we can assume this is due to the studio being hard at work on World's followup, which will hopefully have a more timely PC version. But Capcom isn't completely hanging up Monster Hunter: World after Iceborne. "We're planning a lot of the updates for the future," said Tsujimoto. Just don't expect many new mechanics, areas, or monsters following Iceborne. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne gameplay footage Here's Capcom's Iceborne livestream, with half an hour of details on the new expansion and plenty of footage showing off its new monsters, hunter abilities, and new region. More on all of those below. Iceborne's new location is called the Hoarfrost Reach, and it'll be World's biggest area It's snowing in monsterland. Iceborne is adding a whole new area to World, and it sounds like it's not going to be a single map. Capcom's developers explained that you'll open up new parts of the Hoarfrost Reach as Iceborne's story progresses. They said it'll become fully explorable by the midpoint of the new campaign, and that "in the end it'll be the largest region in Monster Hunter: World so far." The Hoarfrost Reach is covered in thick, fluffy snow, with new endemic wildlife including popos, a returning creature from past games. It's cold, which means the Hoarfrost Reach will drain your stamina faster than usual unless you scrounge some hot peppers to make a Hot Drink, which will offset the chill. There are also hot springs you can hang out in to warm up. During Game Informer's Rapid-Fire interview, producer Ryozo Tsujimoto said that the story of Iceborne will take place half in Hoarfrost Reach and half in the old continent, so...Monster Hunter World devs talk Iceborne, record sales and next-gen gamesSep 2, 2019 - EurogamerIn March last year, Monster Hunter World reached an extraordinary milestone. Having shipped 7.9m copies, it became Capcom's best-selling game of all time - surpassing not only all previous entries in the Monster Hunter franchise, but also every single Resident Evil title. A year on, Monster Hunter World is still a massive game that consistently ranks in Steam's top 10 most-played list, with a concurrent player count of 51k (at time of writing). And the developer's also showing no signs of slowing down: with the massive paid expansion Iceborne set to launch in full on 6th September, and the promise of free updates in future. To reflect on Monster Hunter World's continuing success and Capcom's future plans for the franchise, I sat down with producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and directors Kaname Fujioka and Daisuke Ichihara at this year's Gamescom, where we discussed everything from crunch to next-generation games. Read more Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC release date, Zinogre trailerAug 30, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunThe console release of the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is almost upon us. While we have to wait forever for the same stuff to come to PC, we can at least see exactly what is coming to the PC version next year. We’ve updated our guide with just about everything you could possibly ever want to know about the latest expansion that we know so far, including the newest monster reveals. (more…) Steam Charts: Subdued EditionAug 26, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Why, what’s this? Oh I say, a Steam Charts you say? How intriguing. (more…) Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC release date, new Elder DragonAug 20, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunGamescom was the last big show before Monster Hunter World: Iceborne has its first wave of releases, and we got a few updates to previously teased monsters, and even the tease of a new underwater Elder Dragon. We’ve updated our guide with just about everything you could possibly ever want to know about the latest expansion that we know so far, including the release month.. (more…) All the Nvidia RTX ray tracing and DLSS games confirmed so farAug 19, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun It’s Gamescom this week, which can only mean one thing – more confirmed ray tracing games for Nvidia’s RTX and selected GTX 16-series graphics cards. Indeed, the big one that’s just been announced is Minecraft, which (like Quake II RTX) is getting full, real-time ray tracing support for everything from water reflections to its entire lighting system. That’s not all, though. Dying Light 2 will also be getting real-time ray tracing, while Tencent’s freshly-announced action survival game Synced: Off-Planet will be getting ray-traced reflections and shadow support. In truth, the number of games on this list that you can actually play with ray tracing enabled right this second is still pretty small. A lot of the confirmed RTX games you’ll see below still haven’t received their promised ray tracing and performance-boosting DLSS support, so this is more of a complete ‘this is how many games will have it eventually’ kind of thing than ‘these are all the games you can play with ray tracing right now’. Still, if you’re currently on the fence about buying one of Nvidia’s RTX or RTX Super graphics cards as opposed to the new AMD Navi GPUs, this guide should hopefully help you decide whether ray tracing is something worth investing in. Here’s every confirmed ray tracing and DLSS game we know about so far. (more…) Steam Charts: Do As You're Told EditionAug 19, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Hi, it’s me! Yeah! No, nothing’s wrong, all’s good. I was just calling to see if you wanted some Steam Charts? … STEAM CHARTS … Yeah, that’s right. No, no it’s not. You don’t? Oh, um, I already sent them over. (more…) Daily Deal - MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD, 50% OffAug 12, 2019 - AnnouncementToday's Deal: Save 50% on MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD!* Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are! *Offer ends Wednesday at 10AM Pacific Time Steam Charts: Win A Free Car Edition!Aug 12, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Hello, I’m high school sweetheart, John Walker. Welcome, if you can, to Steam Charts. (more…) This Monster Hunter World cosplay won the World Cosplay SummitAug 10, 2019 - PC GamerThe World Cosplay Summit is an annual event that's been held in Japan every year since 2003 to celebrate Japanese pop culture and its influence on the world. Last week, duos from 40 participating countries took part in the competition and the winners were Team Australia's KCoz and A. K. Wirru.  Their elaborate Azure Starlord armor sets and appropriately oversized Monster Hunter weapons won out over plenty of other great costumes, like Team Arabia and Team China's Sekiro cosplay, Team Indonesia's Soul Calibur cosplay, and a bunch of other stuff from things that aren't videogames or at least aren't out on PC, and which I am therefore forbidden from mentioning under pain of ancestral curse. There's a video showcasing the entrants to a synthwave soundtrack below. Make sure to turn closed captions on to see the sources of each cosplay if you're not up-to-date on your anime series and console spectacle fighters. These videogame cats are good catsAug 8, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun It s International Cat Day! You know, one of those days reportedly invented by a charity, spread by the internet without question, and propagated by the scoundrel media because quite simply we are desperate to post pictures of cats, big cats, fluffy cats, kitten cats, any cat, any excuse for any cat, please, just let me have this day, please, I don’t care if it’s a fake day, please, I need this. Here are some good videogame cats for International Cat Day. (more…) Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC release date, new sub-species, GlavenusAug 5, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunAt E3 2019, some more of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne was revealed to us in the form of several live streams, including our first look at Tigrex, a new version of Legiana, and a tease at another returning monster – the Glavenus. (more…) Monster Hunter: World's Iceborne expansion slides onto PC in January 2020Aug 1, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun If you had hoped to cuddle up with a blanket, cocoa, and Palico this Christmas in Monster Hunter: World‘s Iceborne expansion, bad news: it won’t be out on PC by then. Capcom yesterday narrowed our “winter” release window down to “January 2020”. Iceborne’s console launch will be on September 6th so pllllrbbb. This is a shorter delay than we waited for the base game’s PC release, four months rather than six, but it’s still on the disappointing side of the Christmas holidays. (more…) Monster Hunter World's Iceborne expansion won't arrive on PC until early next yearJul 31, 2019 - EurogamerMonster Hunter World fans hoping for the best but fearing the worst regarding the upcoming Iceborne expansion's PC release date finally have some concrete, if not exactly joyous, news. Capcom has revealed that Iceborne won't be arriving on Steam until January next year. We already knew there'd be a bit of a wait, of course; Capcom previously announced that PC players would be able to experience Iceborne "this winter", some time after the expansion's 6th September release on PS4 and Xbox One. Most were hoping that would mean a PC launch this side of the new year - but I guess there's some tiny solace in the fact that Iceborne's arrival is marginally speedier than the six tortuous months it took the base game to reach the platform. It's going to be a difficult wait too, if early indications are anything to go by. Iceborne is a huge offering, said to rival the size of the core game in terms of content. There's a new story, picking up after the end of the main quest, a snowy new biome known as Hoarfrost Reach, and a new, punishingly tough high-level rank known as Master Rank, analogous to previous games' G Rank. Read more Monster Hunter World: Iceborne really isn't mucking aboutJul 31, 2019 - EurogamerOne of the joys of last year's Monster Hunter World was how it introduced a whole new audience to the charms of Capcom's long-running series - that delicious loop of combat, conquest and then popping back home to craft a new set of trousers out of whatever giant beast you just felled so you can go back out to the wilds and do it all over again. There's another part of that loop, though, that's just as essential to it all - the part where you're humbled by a new beast that appears at the top of the food chain, and the part where you lick your wounds and make plans about how to exact your revenge and craft some new trousers as proof of your abilities. Humbled? Actually, maybe that should be humiliated, which would be a more fitting a term for lapsed players like myself getting to grips with the opening hours of the forthcoming Iceborne expansion. You'll need to have completed the main campaign and reached Hunter Rank 16 to step foot on the new landmass the expansion introduces - called Hoarfrost Reach, it's out beyond a chilled ocean to the north west of the existing map - and even then you'll need to have polished off your skills. The first scrap you have, against the all-new beast Beotodus, can get pretty serious. And so you'll be turning the air blue well before Hoarfrost Reach's chill air turns your fingers azure, because Beotodus is an absolute bastard. With an appearance like the chilled-out cousin of Cephadrome, he's a snow shark - a snow shark! - who speeds along underneath the tundra, his fin tearing through as a tell of his presence. So yeah, Beotodus is mostly concealed, has a hell of a hide and to make things even more entertaining to deal the most damage you'll have to get him to expose his hindlegs. It's a little on the tricky side. Read more Monster Hunter: World is Steam’s Biggest New Release of 2018 with Over 240k Concurrent Players OnlineAug 9, 2018 - GitHypMonster Hunter: World’s PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC reveal was one of the best moments of E3 2017. But Capcom crushed the hearts of PC gamers when they revealed the game would be coming to PC seven months after its console launch. Today, Monster Hunter: World finally released on Steam, and by the looks of it, PC gamers aren’t upset about the delay anymore. Launching just an hour ago on Steam, Monster Hunter: World already has over 240k concurrent players online; and with the weekend right around the corner, that number is expected to go up even further during prime hours. As it stands right now, MHW is currently ranked #4 on Steam's list of most played games, right behind Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and gaining traction with a gain of 53k players in its second hour. Even if the numbers were to not increase (which they will), Monster Hunter: World has already become Steam’s biggest new release of the year, easily doubling Realm Royale’s 105k player peak back in June 2018.