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Green Man Gaming Summer Sale gets underway with 55% off Monster Hunter WorldJul 18, 2019 - EurogamerIt's looking a bit grey outside today, but that hasn't stopped the Green Man Gaming Summer Sale from getting underway with a range of savings across over 2000 titles big and small. A quick search through some of the included games shows that there's a pretty good offering from Capcom in the Summer Sale. One of their best deals is on beast-slaying RPG Monster Hunter World for 22.50 - that's reduced even further from the original sale price to a whopping 55 per cent off. With the Iceborne expansion on the way later this winter (sadly a few months later on PC compared to the console release), now's a good time to get yourself all prepared for any new threats that await. Meanwhile, you can also get both the stellar remake of Resident Evil 2 or the latest demon-slaying antics of Dante and company in Devil May Cry 5 for under 30 each. Seeing this trio of excellent games together just emphasises how Capcom is on such a roll lately, and each is well worth your time. Read more Free 13 Million Celebration Item Pack!Jul 17, 2019 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/33171098/d3c07a3443c40d56fb65a53cb1b89bdf4cb4ff2d.jpg 13 million copies of Monster Hunter: World have been shipped worldwide (including digital sales), a new record for the series! To celebrate, all players will receive a free item pack for a limited time only! This item pack can be claimed only once when receiving your login bonus. If you have trouble claiming the item pack, close the game, update the application, and try claiming your login bonus again the following day. Item pack name - 13 Million Celebration Item Pack Availability - From July 25 19:00 to August 29 23:59 UTC. Contents: - Attack Jewel x 1 - Silver Egg x 13 - Appreciation Ticket x 13 - Gold Wyverian Print x 3 - Heavy Armor Sphere x 3 Important: The latest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD is revision number 167796. 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/ Title Update: Major Additions and Bug Fixes from the July 18 UpdateJul 17, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsOn Thursday, July 18 at 00:00 a.m. UTC, we will release title update 6.1, which includes the following new features and bug fixes. NVIDIA DLSS support: - This allows for improved performance while maintaining visual fidelity, using the powers of AI and deep learning. You can set up this feature by accessing the Title Menu > Options > Display > NVIDIA DLSS (Requires a system with Windows 10, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics card, and an installation of the latest NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver version 431.36 or later.) Required resolutions to use NVIDIA DLSS: 16:9 aspect ratio - 2560x1440 or higher 21:9 aspect ratio - 3360x1440 or higher (For information concerning DLSS and the compatible NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics card, supported screen resolutions, and the latest NVIDIA Game Ready Drivers, please visit www.geforce.com) Some of the presets are now adjustable when the Graphics Settings are set to Highest. - Anti-Aliasing: TAA > TAA+FXAA - Dynamic Range: 32bit > 64bit - Various bug fixes. Important notice about game updates: Please keep in mind that in MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD, you cannot match with players who have a different game version than yours. Depending on whether you have applied the latest update, you will no longer be able to match with other players. You can verify the version number in the top-left corner when you launch the game in windowed mode. Important: The latest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD is revision number 167796. 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: Bubbling Trousers EditionJul 15, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun It’s another dire old week in Chartland, with the last breaths of the Summer Sale ensuring, with the exception of spots #4 and #5, that all the usual suspects dominate. But we won’t let that change us! We’re better than this! We’re going to have fun anyway! (more…) DLSS support coming to Monster Hunter: World July 17Jul 13, 2019 - PC GamerMonster Hunter: World looks pretty dang good on PC. So good, in fact, that it hasn't been able to run at 60fps in 4K with even the beefiest graphics card. For Nvidia RTX card users, this is changing when Monster Hunter: World adds DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) on July 17. Just in time for Monster Hunter: World Iceborne. Nvidia is saying that DLSS support should boost Monster Hunter: World's performance in 4K "by up to 50% in the game’s most demanding moments." In the graph below, you can see how much of a boost you can expect depending on your RTX card. If you're looking to crank World up to its max settings with a 2080 Ti card (and a nice processor), you can make it all the way to 70fps on average at 4K. A standard 2080 will fall just short of 60fps, while the 2070 and 2060 are stuck in the 40 and 30 ranges, respectively. The 2060 might only make it up to a 37fps average, but that's a lot better than the near-unplayable 23 average without DLSS. It's not glamorous, but it may be the most significant upgrade of the bunch. To make sure you're ready for World's DLSS update, Nvidia recommends installing its latest drivers. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Glavenus, Brachydios, PC release dateJul 12, 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. We’ll be going over all the details revealed at E3, as well as previously known information about the release date for PC and the trailers for the upcoming expansion. In order to prepare for the new expansion that will be coming at some point, check out our extensive to get up to speed with the basics, as well as all the more in-depth strategies for item crafting and individual monster fights. While the free updates are still happening for the base game, we should probably begin with the hottest news and show everything we know about . (more…) Starting July 26, Astera Fests are coming back for 5 weeks straight!Jul 11, 2019 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/33171098/8d255841a81a085009ad361ef7855c483c5e6315.jpghttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/33171098/6983206974c0e85a5902141ea4b1b63a7c7cbdf5.jpghttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/33171098/24f61520d4e8929d48ea1cc6b70f3b43f26de1c1.jpghttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/33171098/98871d895d869c4da409667988d259011a0035dd.jpghttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/33171098/dcc5c167c92aaa0bb189eb089da0b001baf20bd0.jpg The limited-time Astera Fests return to Monster Hunter: World for five full weeks of festivities! During the fests, almost all event quests will be available. With the release of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne just around the corner, now's the time to get any special equipment and materials you missed out on! Week 1: Spring Blossom Fest Friday, July 26 00:00 a.m. to Thursday, August 1 23:59 UTC Week 2: Summer Twilight Fest Friday, August 2 00:00 a.m. to Thursday, August 8 23:59 UTC Week 3: Autumn Harvest Fest Friday, August 9 00:00 a.m. to Thursday, August 15 23:59 UTC Week 4: Winter Star Fest Friday, August 16 00:00 a.m. to Thursday, August 22 23:59 UTC Week 5: Appreciation Fest Friday, August 23 00:00 a.m. to Thursday, August 29 23:59 UTC What are Astera Fests? Seasonal events held at the Gathering Hub. Visit Astera's Gathering Hub, the Celestial Pursuit, and you'll find it bedecked with decorations, and the staff garbed in their celebratory best! ・ For the duration of the fests, almost all previously released event quests will be available! ・ As a login bonus, you'll get two Lucky Vouchers! (Three during the Appreciation Fest) ・ There will be daily limited bounties where you can earn Fireworks and Tickets only available during Astera Fests! ・ Special seasonal platters will be available in the Gathering Hub, and items/services at all facilities will be available at reduced costs! ・ The Handler will have special costumes available for a limited time! Note: The Handler will have a different costume for each seasonal event, and if you want to keep using these special costumes after the events have ended, you can purchase them as downloadable content. Please visit the official website for more information. ・ You'll get new backgrounds, titles, poses for your Guild Card, as well as costumes for your Poogie! (If you have yet to acquire them) Note: For a limited time only, from Thursday, August 8 00:00 a.m. to Friday, August 9 23:59 UTC, the event quest "Mosswinin' and Dinin'" will be available to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Steam release! Week 1: Spring Blossom Fest ・ During this period, almost all of the previous special Event Quests are available again. ・ You'll get some new login bonuses and limited bounties too!   - As a login bonus, you'll get two Lucky Vouchers plus a Spring Blossom Ticket.   - For the duration of the event, there will be da...Monster Hunter World: Iceborne dev video shares fresh info, teases Brachydios' returnJul 11, 2019 - EurogamerThere may still be a few months to go until the release of Monster Hunter World's snow-themed Iceborne expansion, but that hasn't stemmed the flow of information spewing out from Capcom's enthusiastic maw. And we now have a whole bunch of new details to ponder over, courtesy of Iceborne's latest trailer and developer diary. For long-time Monster Hunter fans, perhaps the most exciting revelation in Iceborne's new trailer is the tease that classic phallus-headed foe Brachydios, last seen in Monster Hunter Generations, is set to make a return in September's expansion. Unfortunately, Capcom is remaining tight-lipped as far as any further Brachydios details go right now, although its latest developer diary does offer more concrete information on other new monsters heading to World as part of the Iceborne expansion. Read more Monster Hunter: World is getting an improved gathering hub and the GlavenusJul 11, 2019 - PC GamerCapcom has released a new developer diary video diving into the upcoming Monster Hunter: World expansion Iceborne. The video touches on a number of additions and changes coming in the update, most important among them a new and improved Gathering Hub, Seliana. Seliana is a "home base that provides a sense of warmth" by adding a hot spring to the cold world of Hoarfrost Reach that also serves as a new Gathering Hub. Players can indulge in the springs while fully geared up or in more comfortable attire, and will also have access to new gestures, "to take the experience to the next level." As well as facilitating player interaction, the new hub will also streamline the process of gearing up for a fight by enabling quick access to facilities including the Smithy, Resource Center, the Botanical Research Center, and Argosy. There are still "transitional periods," but the number of loading screens will be reduced. Iceborne will also incorporate new Squad functionality, with Squad Cards and Sub-Leaders, and player rooms will have customizable furniture, décor items, and wall textures. A planned post-launch update will also enable players to invite friends and fellow huinters into their rooms to hang out. The video also showcases three of the new monsters who will appear in Iceborne, two sub-species—Fulgur Anjanath and Ebony Odogaron—and the Glavenus, a sword-tailed beastie from Monster Hunter 3. The monsters turn up around the 15 minute mark, or if you prefer you can cut straight to the good stuff in the condensed trailer down below. Monster Hunter: World—Iceborne comes to consoles in September, but just like the base game, we have to wait: It's not slated to arrive on PC until sometime in the winter. Despite being Iceborne, the new Monster Hunter World expansion is warm and wetJul 11, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunYou need some downtime when you re huntering monsterers. You need to take the time to wash the Jagras bile out your hair, to trim your Palico’s claws, and to talk to your fellow hunterererers about the Gajau that got away. Capcom has realised that, because the incoming expansion, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, has group baths, saunas, and more monsters as well. Videos below. (more…) Title Update: Major Additions and Bug Fixes from the July 18 UpdateJul 10, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsOn Thursday, July 18 at 00:00 a.m. UTC, we will release title update 6.1, which includes the following new features and bug fixes. Major Additions and Changes - NVIDIA DLSS support. This allows for improved performance while maintaining visual fidelity, using the powers of AI and deep learning. (Requires an NVIDIA RTX graphics card and Windows 10.) Required resolutions to use NVIDIA DLSS: 16:9 aspect ratio - 2560x1440 or higher 21:9 aspect ratio - 3360x1440 or higher - Data for future events. - Various bug fixes. Important: The latest version of MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD is revision number 167589. 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: Got The Runs EditionJul 8, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Yes, yes, it’s me. I know, I know, but calm down. While it’s obviously very exciting to have a celebrity as handsome and excellent as me writing you some Steam Charts, I’m still just a regular ordinary guy underneath it all. I leap into my trousers both legs at once, same as anyone else. (more…) How the cat jokes and beast names of Monster Hunter: World are translated into EnglishJul 4, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun I do remember there being some pretty bad cat puns that we all wish we could unhear,” Marco Bombasi tells me. He s the localisation director for Monster Hunter: World, the man in charge of translating the dinosaur-harvesting game from its original Japanese into other languages, including English. Every player in Monster Hunter gets a cat sidekick who says things like Hello Meow-ster , so I ve asked Bombasi if writing the game’s ubiquitous cat punnage ever produced wordplay so heinous it managed to give the team paws for thought. He says yes, it got bad. So bad, in fact, that our editor and resident cat pun professional, David, had to write a rulebook on acceptable usage. (more…) Steam Charts: Summer Sale Silliness sEditionJul 1, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to sweep through the Steam Charts like a giant fart, it’s a Steam Sale. Blowing out all the fresh, original or interesting new releases, the mid-year discount warehouse (Junction 45 off the M91) ensures it’s a top 10 of games you already bought or decided you don’t want to buy. So who is buying them? Baddies. You lot are the goodies. It’s the baddies who do this to us. (more…) Monster Hunter: World is adding an incredibly exciting dynamic difficulty systemJun 21, 2019 - PC GamerHere's a fantastic bit of news I missed during E3: Monster Hunter: World is getting a dynamic difficulty system, fixing a lonstanding series issue for multiplayer hunts.  In Monster Hunter games, there's typically only two sets of monster difficulty, one for singleplayer and one for multiplayer. Tackle a hunt with a party, and the monster will have approximately double the health they do for a solo fight. But it doesn't matter if you're in a party of two, three, or four: the health doesn't change. This makes two-player hunts a real slog compared to full party hunts, and if you start a hunt with a group and they disconnect, you're stuck fighting a monster solo that has twice as much HP as it should. That's a real drag. No more. As IGN points out,  during an E3 livestream Capcom said that World is getting a new dynamic difficulty system, and it's not just for Iceborne players. It's coming to the base game. There's now an in-between setting for two-player hunts, where monsters have less health than they would for three- and four-player groups. The best part is that if you drop back to solo play, the monster's health will now scale with you back to singleplayer levels. That should earn a sigh of relief from anyone who's run into a random server disconnect or had a player bail from a hunt after dying once. There's no word on when this mechanic will make its way to the PC version, but it's available in the current Iceborne beta on PS4. At the very latest, we should at least get it with the PC release of Iceborne this winter. Monster Hunter World Iceborne beta dates, start time, beta access and details explainedJun 19, 2019 - EurogamerThe Monster Hunter World Iceborne beta gives you an early hands-on with the upcoming expansion, which releases in full on September 6th. Exclusive to PS4 players, the Monster Hunter World Iceborne beta is playable without needing to own the base game - and offers several of the expansion's new beasts to fight against. Here's everything we know so far on Monster Hunter World Iceborne beta - including access, start times, new features to sample and some beta rewards to take into the full release. Read more Our first glimpse of the Monster Hunter film surprisingly isn't terribleJun 18, 2019 - PC GamerThe first on-set photographs of the upcoming Monster Hunter movie were alarming. They showed actors in modern military fatigues with guns and armoured vehicles. There was no sign of any absurdly oversized swords, or any monsters to hunt, and it seemed as though this would be an unfaithful knock-off. It turns out those pictures showed the team of soldiers before they fall through a portal into the big monster dimension. The leaked teaser snippet above, via EG, is much more promising. It has Diablos emerging angrily from below the sand, as he does. There's an enormous bow and a fiery hammer, and is that Rathalos at the very end? They even got Handler right.  I hope the movie leans in even more and commits to Monster Hunter's silliness. If the filmmakers have passed on the opportunity to include an extended Palico cooking montage then I will be sorely disappointed. Monster Hunter is out on September 4 2020. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PC release date, trailers, Tigrex, GlavenusJun 14, 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. We’ll be going over all the details revealed at E3, as well as previously known information about the release date for PC and the trailers for the upcoming expansion. In order to prepare for the new expansion that will be coming at some point, check out our extensive to get up to speed with the basics, as well as all the more in-depth strategies for item crafting and individual monster fights. While the free updates are still happening for the base game, we should probably begin with the hottest news and show everything we know about . (more…) Capcom wants to shrink the gap between Monster Hunter PC and console releasesJun 13, 2019 - PC GamerMonster Hunter World: Iceborne is heading to consoles in September, while those of us playing on PC have been left out in the cold. There's no release date yet, but Capcom is aiming for a winter launch. It's a long wait while others get to enjoy big monster fights. Thankfully, Capcom has not been deaf to the PC masses who want more Monster Hunter, sooner.  “We know that the title updates for console have taken a while to reach PC, which is something that a lot of PC players have given us feedback about,” producer Ryōzō Tsujimoto told PCGamesN. “We’re going to try and see if we can work out something better for that schedule and see how we can make improvements. Don’t feel like you’ve haven’t been heard, but we’re not quite ready to announce specifics just yet.” Despite launching around seven months after its console counterparts, the PC version of Monster Hunter: World has proved to be the second most popular edition of the game. Capcom didn't say what the least popular platform was, but I think we can be pretty sure it was Xbox One. That's a good reason to keep supporting PC and shrink the gulf between releases.  "We know PC players want it as soon as possible," said Tsujimoto, "and we’re trying to minimize that gap.” E3 2019 games every game confirmedJun 13, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunThey just keep coming don’t they? A lot of games were announced at E3 2019, things that we didn’t know about, as well as stuff that’s previously announced, or expansions to already released games. Now, to the casual outsider, what we’re doing might seem absolutely nuts, but we thought we’d put together an alphabetical list of all the PC games that have been confirmed to appear at this year’s E3 show. With well over a hundred of them now in the books, the next year or so looks packed. (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.