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Title Update: New Features Added On January 22!Jan 20, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsOn Tuesday, January 22 at 00:00 a.m. UTC, title update 5.1 will be released that will contain several bug fixes. Details will be posted at a later time. Major New Features/Design Changes: - Ultrawide (21:9) support added. - Vignette Effects options will change from On/Off to High/Normal/Off. - Support for Simplified Chinese added. - Push-to-Talk voice chat option added. Bug Fixes - Various bugs fixed Important: The latest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD is revision number 163956. You can verify the version number in the top-left corner when you launch the game in windowed mode. Keep in mind that you can only match with other players who have the same update version as you. For other questions, please visit the official MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD support portal below. http://www.capcom.com/mhwsupport/ Steam Charts: Octopodiformes EditionJan 14, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun A lot of people first discover this Pulitzer Prize-winning* column via the Steam pages for their favourite games, and it’s always a pleasure to welcome in new readers to RPS’s most respected feature. So if you’re new, welcome! Please settle in and find out why Steam Charts is the industry’s most respected and revered games journalism. (more…) Monster Hunter World's Witcher collaboration event now has a start dateJan 11, 2019 - EurogamerCapcom has delved deep into its number bag, tossing out release dates for a selection of upcoming Monster Hunter World events, including its Witcher crossover collaboration, and its Appreciation Fest first birthday celebrations. Monster Hunter World's Witcher collaboration, which was announced at the tail-end of last year, will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in a free update on Friday, February 8th. Capcom says the crossover will be making it way to PC "at a later date". The Witcher event will (unsurprisingly) feature Geralt of Rivia in some capacity, with the character's English voice actor, Doug Cockle, already confirmed to be recording new lines for the occasion. Capcom also previously revealed that it would feature "brand new quests with a unique flavour, blending the RPG mechanics of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with Monster Hunter: World's game systems to present a whole new gameplay experience to fans of both series." Read more… The Appreciation Fest is coming on Saturday, January 26!Jan 10, 2019 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/33171098/dcc5c167c92aaa0bb189eb089da0b001baf20bd0.jpg MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD will soon celebrate one year since its initial release on other platforms. To thank all the hunters around the world, the Appreciation Fest is coming to Astera from Saturday, January 26 00:00 a.m. to Thursday, February 21 23:59 UTC! What is the Appreciation Fest? A special event held at the Gathering Hub. Visit Astera's Gathering Hub, the Celestial Pursuit, and you'll find it bedecked with balloons, and the staff garbed in their celebratory best! The Appreciation Fest is a great opportunity to get together with hunters from all over the world! ・For the duration of the event, almost all previously released event quests  will be made available, as well as some special event quests.   - From Saturday, January 26 00:00 a.m. to Thursday, February 7 23:59 UTC:    The Greatest Jagras   - From Friday, February 8 00:00 a.m. to Thursday, February 21 23:59 UTC:    The Name's Lavasioth! ・You'll get some new login bonuses and limited bounties too!   - As a login bonus, you'll get two Lucky Vouchers plus an Appreciation Ticket.   - There will be daily limited bounties where you can earn Appreciation Fireworks and    Appreciation Tickets. ・You'll get new backgrounds, titles, and poses for your Guild Card, as well as  the Sparkling Party costume for your Poogie. ・The Handler's Friendly Felyne Costume is available for a limited time only. ・Items or services at all facilities will be available at reduced costs. ・A special appreciation platter will be available in the Gathering Hub. Important: The latest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD is revision number 163956. You can verify the version number in the top-left corner when you launch the game in windowed mode. Keep in mind that you can only match with other players who have the same update version as you. For other questions, please visit the official MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD support portal below. http://www.capcom.com/mhwsupport/ Steam Charts: The tail of the Winter SaleJan 7, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Ho ho ho! John still hasn’t returned after Christmas, missing presumed drowned in egg nog, so I’m filling in today. Valve have already blarbed about 2018’s best-selling games so we’re back on the weekly charts. Last week’s top ten was largely familiar, though catching the tail end of the Steam Winter Sale has introduced a few surprises. (more…) "Extreme" Behemoth Crash Lands on Steam!Jan 6, 2019 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/33171098/c8f7538d7856495bed45fd9340361c8dd3f19e92.jpg From Friday, January 18 at 00:00 a.m. to Thursday, February 21 at 23:59 p.m., an extreme form of the mythical creature known as Behemoth will appear for a limited time. Accept the event quest A Visitor from Eorzea (Extreme) to be able to challenge this "extreme" version of Behemoth. This is an extremely difficult quest, so be fully prepared before departing. In the quest rewards you will receive an item called Glamour Prism that you can show to the Second Fleet Master to receive a new delivery request. Once you've completed this delivery request, you'll receive the Drachen layered armor.   ・When taking on this Event Quest, the color of the frame around    the monster icon will be different than usual, so keep an eye out!   ・You need to be Hunter Rank (HR) 50 or higher to take on this quest.   ・Please note that the availability of this quest is subject to change    without prior notice. Craftable Equipment and Rewards   ・Drachen layered armor   ・Warrior of Light guild card title Important: The latest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD is revision number 163956. You can verify the version number in the top-left corner when you launch the game in windowed mode. Keep in mind that you can only match with other players who have the same update version as you. For other questions, please visit the official MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD support portal below. http://www.capcom.com/mhwsupport/ Best PC games of 2018Jan 2, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun The doors have been opened, the games inside have been devoured, and now it’s time to recycle the cardboard. Below you’ll find all of our picks for the best PC games of 2018, gathered together in a single post for easy reading. (more…) New Year's GreetingsDec 31, 2018 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/33171098/842f482d588df3fbec73d313656dda63fadd840a.png Happy New Year! On behalf of all Capcom staff, thank you for your continued support of Monster Hunter: World. We will keep working hard to bring you new and exciting updates in 2019 as well, so we hope this will be another great year for fans of Monster Hunter: World! As a celebration, we've prepared some small presents for you! You'll receive these gifts when you log in. Contents - Steam New Year's Item Pack   ・Lifepowder x 50   ・Deluxe First Wyverian Print x 3   ・Ancient Potion x 10   ・Armor Sphere+ x 10   ・Golden Egg x 3 Availability - From Tuesday, January 1 00:00 a.m. UTC to Thursday, January 3 23:59 p.m. UTC (2019). The contents of this item pack are the same as the '7.5 Million Celebration Item Pack' released on other platforms. You will automatically receive this item pack when you log in to the game, similar to login bonuses. Important: The latest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD is revision number 163956. You can verify the version number in the top-left corner when you launch the game in windowed mode. Keep in mind that you can only match with other players who have the same update version as you. For other questions, please visit the official MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD support portal below. http://www.capcom.com/mhwsupport/ Monster Hunter: World and Assassin s Creed to combine in crossover eventDec 29, 2018 - PC GamerMonster Hunter: World is getting an Assassin's Creed-themed crossover event, complete with outfits that make you look like Ezio Auditore da Firenze and Bayek of Siwa. The event is live on consoles right now but, sadly, PC gamers will have to wait until an unspecified "later date". When it does arrive, you'll be asked to complete a tricky new quest called “SDF: Silent, Deadly, and Fierce", in which you'll slay high-level monsters. Finish it and you'll be granted a Senu Feather—get two feathers and you can trade them in for either the Bayek Layered Armor, which you can wear over your existing armor, or the Ezio-style Assassin's Hood.  When worn, the hood boosts your damage when attacking from a stealth state, and makes you faster when running or climbing. You can see it in action below.  In another crossover event, The Witcher's Geralt is due to arrive in the hack-and-slasher early next year. We named Monster Hunter: World our action game of the year—find out why here. Which 2018 game is still on your pile of shame? Dec 29, 2018 - PC GamerAs 2018 wraps up, it's time for a period of self-reflection: amid all the wacky adventures of the past 12 months, which games did we miss? There are always too many great things to play on PC these days. Below, the PC Gamer writers talk us through the games they wanted to play in 2018 but didn't, for one reason or another. Let us know your suggestions in the comments below. Hopefully we'll conquer that pile of shame before more great games start releasing months from now. Oh wait, the Resident Evil 2 Remake is out in January. And a million other games are out in 2019. Oh well... Tom Senior: Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pillars of Eternity 2 is sitting in my Steam library completely untouched. Installing has felt like a daunting prospect all year. It's huge, I still haven't played Pillars 1, and I keep getting distracted by huge games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey. I like to think I'll crack into it this Christmas, but to be honest I'll probably just play Hitman to test myself against Phil and Samuel's best times. Failing that, I want to build an Artifact deck that doesn't fail 100 percent of the time. Samuel Roberts: Monster Hunter: World I was torn on whether to play the PS4 version of Monster Hunter or wait for the PC release, and it turns out I did neither. Now my colleagues have stopped playing the game, I might've left it too late to enjoy MH: World in co-op, but I do plan on booting it up at some point.  I want to see what these cat dudes are all about. That's a good enough reason to want to play the game, right? I didn't play Deadfire either, but then I haven't played the original Pillars of Eternity. Too many games. I blame the time-eating Into the Breach for these particular oversights. Wes Fenlon: Yakuza 0 Yakuza 0 is one of many, many games released in 2018 I'd like to play, and will probably get around to before I die, maybe, hopefully. Okay, so Yakuza 0 has actually been around for a couple, but it came to PC in 2018, and I still haven't played a single game in this series. It's one of those cases where I just know I'll love it, and then I'll probably want to play all of them, and where will I find the time? I know that's no excuse. Someday I'll befriend a chicken and do whatever the hell serious gangsters do in their spare time. James Davenport: The Witcher and The Witcher 2 (not from 2018, but I want to get through 'em) It grows, the lumpy thing. I leave little tins of catfood near my pile of shame and they're gone in the morning. I don't know what to do. Maybe I could start by playing The Witcher and The Witcher 2. I think I'm on my way though. The Witcher 3 is a great game, but I don't love it nearly as much as most. That's probably going to change on my upcoming second playthrough, James busting the experiential door down with all The Witcher books spilling out of his ears. I&ap...Alex Wiltshire s 5 best games of 2018Dec 26, 2018 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun We asked a bunch of our regular writers to tell us what their five favourite games this year were. Today it’s the turn of The Mechanic man Alex Wiltshire I ve spent 2018 particularly distracted, flitting between games and feeling guilty that I haven t quite finished them or spent the time they deserved. Maybe it s because there have been so many good games? Or maybe I m just awful. Either way, I resolve to take better care next year. Now I look back, I realise that I ve particularly enjoyed a series of games which gave me space to explore them on my own terms. Whether on the scale of giant monsters or the confined scale of the decks of a ship, they ve all felt expansive and generous, and respectful of me as a player. Also, it s always hard to figure out a five, so shoutouts to Forza Horizon 4, Donut County, Far: Lone Sails and Total War: Warhammer 2 s pirate vampires. (more…) Best Action Game 2018: Monster Hunter: WorldDec 23, 2018 - PC GamerIt took a long time to get here, but Monster Hunter: World deservedly found a huge audience on PC when it finally landed in August. Check out our GOTY hub for more awards.  Tom: Monster Hunter: World is an odd game if you’ve never played it before. The controls feel wrong and the crafting is complicated, and you have to pay cats to make food for you before every hunt. Once it clicks, it’s incredible. The controls are unusual because they have to support 14 wildly different weapon types. It can take a while to wind up big hits, which means you have to learn how monsters fight and predict their movements. It helps that these are some of the best enemies you’ll fight in any game. From the portly and much-victimised Jagras to total bastards like Odogaron, they have their own personalities and quirks. To master Monster Hunter you have to learn their tricks and habits. The electric flying squirrel Tobi-Kadachi leaps up into the trees in forest areas. Rathalos can shatter the rocky dam near its nest if you goad it correctly. Every fight feels dynamic and important. Phil: I love the pace of each hunt, and how it ebbs and flows over time. The slow, determined purpose as you set off to find your quarry. The quiet contemplation as you check your equipment and apply your powders. The frenzied panic as you dodge an enraged beast's attack. The hurried retreat as other, more powerful monsters wade into the fray. The sombre celebration as your target collapses, dead, letting you carve off a pelt that will finally let you craft a new set of trousers. It keeps the action interesting, even as you grind for the best gear, and scales beautifully to multiple players—ensuring co-op play is just as entertainingly challenging as tackling a hunt on your own. Wes: It's staggering how much variety there is in Monster Hunter, and how deep it goes in so many areas. You can call repeating hunts over and over again a grind, but it never feels that way—I'm always getting parts I can use to build some new armor or craft a spear that does lightning damage or crits like crazy. Then if I swap weapons, my role in the hunt totally changes. With a pair of fast-hitting dual blades I'm a tail-severing machine, but with a massive hammer I'm better at stunning massive dinosaurs by clobbering them directly in the face. And once I change weapons, I'm suddenly lusting after a totally new armor set to perfect my build. Monster Hunter is a little bit like 15 different Capcom action games in one, and learning how to use a new weapon's moveset against a particular monster is a rewarding challenge every time. It's definitely the game I've poured the most time into this year, and there's still so much I want to do. Higher tiers of monsters add new challenges to fights, though they mostly just hit harder and don't stun as easily. But I don't really mind, because the basic mechanics of combat just feel...Nic Rueben s 5 best games of 2018Dec 22, 2018 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun We asked a bunch of our regular writers to tell us what their five favourite games this year were. Today it’s the turn of Nic Rueben, who is definitely a human boy. It s well known that games are an awful mistake that should have never been unleashed on an unsuspecting humanity. That said, here s five that hushed the howling primates that reside in my skull just long enough for me to consider them a worthwhile investment. Honorable mentions go to Cultist Simulator (For it s alchemical harmony of theme and mechanics), Vermintide 2 (for being the second best Lord of the Rings game ever made) and Prey: Mooncrash (For being more Prey). Not in order of goodness: (more…) Monster Hunter: World Behemoth: how to fight it, what is its weaknessDec 21, 2018 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Monster Hunter: World has seen a fair number of collaborations, the latest one on PC will be between Capcom and Square Enix. The Behemoth update comes with some new armour, emotes, references to Final Fantasy, and a new Elder Dragon in the form of Behemoth. While not a siege battle like Kulve Taroth, this creature is perhaps the toughest single monster that you can kill in Monster Hunter: World to date. This will be a permanent addition for the game, with an extreme version used for limited time events, so you’ll need to know how to kill this hulking giant. This guide will go over the strengths and weaknesses, as well as all these interactions that you should be aware of going in, while of course keeping your distance. (more…) Title Update: Major Additions and Bug FixesDec 20, 2018 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/33171098/7a104e777c68f8dd7345f1aee5b93de06cf22bc9.jpg On Friday, December 21 at 00:00 a.m. UTC, we released Title Update 5, which includes some bug fixes. Major Content: - The legendary Behemoth, a mythical creature that surpasses anything  nature could have produced, has appeared!  After completing the game (at HR 16 or higher), talk to the Serious Handler  in Astera to receive the quest, "A Visitor from Another World."  Note: This special assignment has no time limit. - Collaboration armor and weapons for your hunter modeled after the Dragoons  that appear in FINAL FANTASY XIV, and equipment for your Palico have been added.   ・Collaboration weapon: Gae Bolg Insect Glaive/Dragon Soul Kinsect   ・Collaboration armor: Drachen armor set   ・Collaboration Palico equipment: Moogle alpha set - New endemic life, the Cactuar and Cactuar Cutting now appear. - Complete the related assignment to receive special rewards.   ・Gesture: FINAL FANTASY XIV Jump   ・Guild Card background: Eorzea   ・Guild Card poses: Dragoon Pose and Hildibrand, Agent of Enquiry   ・Five Guild Card titles: Fantasy, Crystal, Dragoon, Behemoth, and XIV   ・Poogie clothing: Bacon Behemoth - Other collaboration related features have been included everywhere, such as special displays  for damage and attack names during battle, and victory music. - To celebrate the release of this collaboration, we're also sending players a special Warrior  of Light Gift Set. You'll receive this bonus at the same time as your login bonus.  It will be available until December 27 at 23:59 UTC Bug Fixes: - Tweaked the function that produces a dump file from config.ini in the Monster Hunter World folder. - Fixed a bug that caused the text input window to appear in a different position  than intended when the chat window is displayed. - Fixed a bug that displayed the Wildlife Map key in the Melee Weapons tab  in the in-game button legend when the Wildlife Map key in the Ranged  Weapons tab was changed in keyboard settings. - Other minor bugs were also fixed. Important: The latest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD is revision number 163956. You can verify the version number in the top-left corner when you launch the game in windowed mode. Keep in mind that you can only match with other players who have the same update version as you. For other questions, please visit the official MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD support portal below. http://www.capcom.com/mhwsupport/ Monster Hunter: World PC Iceborne details, Behemoth PC release date, free updatesDec 20, 2018 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunBy the time you read this, Behemoth will probably have dropped on PC, but there’s even more exciting updates announced for Monster Hunter: World inbound. While the console versions will be getting a large number of the free updates first, they have been confirmed as coming at a later date to the PC version. All of this will drop at some point in the coming year, before the main new expansion – Monster Hunter World: Iceborne – which was announced at the same time. This new expansion will include a slew of new monsters to slay, as well as a host of other goodies for you to craft and new moves for your weapons. This guide will go over all the details we know so far for Iceborne, as well as details for the free updates that are coming to PC for Monster Hunter: World. (more…) An Arch-tempered Teostra Blazes onto Steam!Dec 19, 2018 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/33171098/233383df08f6ed8155f18c4959b72b2336355508.jpg From Friday, January 4 00:00 a.m. to Monday, January 17 23:59 UTC, an extremely dangerous tempered form of an elder dragon, known as an "arch-tempered monster" appears on Steam with fire and brimstone! Accept the new Event Quest Scorn of the Sun to take on an Arch-tempered Teostra. ・Arch-tempered monsters can be distinguished from their normal  counterparts by their slight metallic gleam. ・When taking on this Event Quest, the color of the frame around the monster  icon will be different than usual, so keep an eye out! ・You need to be Hunter Rank (HR) 50 or higher to take on this quest. ・Please note that the availability of this quest is subject to change without prior notice. Craftable equipment: ・Teostra γ armor series ・Dante Layered Armor Additional Content Additions to appraisal weapons 14 new types of appraisal weapons have been added to the rewards pool when you completely break Kulve Taroth's horns during the Kulve Taroth siege. Rewards can be picked up by talking to the gathering hub's quest counter after the siege is finished. Note: ・You can pick up your siege rewards even after the siege period has ended. ・The next Kulve Taroth siege can be found on the event quest schedule page. Important: The latest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD is revision number 161254. You can verify the version number in the top-left corner when you launch the game in windowed mode. Keep in mind that you can only match with other players who have the same update version as you. For other questions, please visit the official MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD support portal below. http://www.capcom.com/mhwsupport/ Steam Charts Blood From A Stone EditionDec 17, 2018 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Hey, remember the good old days? Those giddy times I like to think of as last week? When the Charts felt fresh and new, filled with potential, as if any interesting game could take a top spot? Well, forget all that because it’s all gone to shit again. (more…) Thomas the Tank Engine is finally where he should be: Monster Hunter: WorldDec 11, 2018 - PC GamerCould this week be better for Monster Hunter: World news? Capcom announced a new jumbo expansion, Iceborne, for 2019, and then tossed in that The Witcher's Geralt will bring his monster hunting skills into the game in a crossover next year, too. Both announcements pale in comparison to what I have to share with you today, however. The most infamous Skyrim dragon has been modded into Monster Hunter: World. That's right: Thomas the Tank Engine is here. The mod, Thomas the Eater of Elder Dragons, replaces MHW's big bad elder dragon Nergigante with the favorite train of children everywhere. He may look more innocent, but I assure you that's only because his face doesn't animate, so it's hard to see the murderous rage trapped inside. In fact, none of him animates, and his hitboxes are exactly the same as Nergigante's, making what's already a fairly challenging fight likely nightmarish and baffling.  So much the better. Who says Thomas should be easy to kill, or should have sensible hitboxes or readable attack animations? You're doing important work, modder UberGrainy, and I appreciate you. At this point, we're one Macho Man Randy Savage mod away from never having a good reason to play Skyrim instead of Monster Hunter ever again. Monster Hunter: World PC Iceborne details, Behemoth PC release date, free updatesDec 10, 2018 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunHaving just wrapped up their live stream just moments ago, there’s been some exciting updates announced for Monster Hunter: World. While the console versions will be getting a large number of the free updates first, they have been confirmed as coming at a later date to the PC version. All of this will drop at some point in the coming year, before the main new expansion – Monster Hunter World: Iceborne – which was announced at the same time. This new expansion will include a slew of new monsters to slay, as well as a host of other goodies for you to craft and new moves for your weapons. This guide will go over all the details we know so far for Iceborne, as well as details for the free updates that are coming to PC for Monster Hunter: World. (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.