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Best PC gaming deals of the week – August 10th 2018

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As the sun’s rage has been interrupted all too briefly by torrential downpour here in the UK, video games remain a constant. For better or worse. Possibly worse, all things considered. Either way, however, there’s another batch of the best PC gaming deals of the week to take a look at, so let’s go ahead and check those out right now.

As usual, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. Let’s get started.


Giveaway!


Best PC gaming deals of the week – August 10th 2018

It’s time once more to offer up the chance for you folks to get your hands on some free games. This time around, GamesPlanet has got together with Jelly Deals to offer up a selection of 10 PC titles that you can enter to win. Entry closes at 23:59:59 on Monday, 13th August, so get your entries in while you can.

Win one of 10 games from GamesPlanet


UK & US Deals


Best PC gaming deals of the week – August 10th 2018

Summer is truly here when online retailers all showcase their summer sale ranges, and digital-only newcomers Voidu are no exception. You can take an extra 18% off your choice of already-discounted game when you enter SUMMER18 at checkout, too.

Summer sale at Voidu (use code SUMMER18) live now


Best PC gaming deals of the week – August 10th 2018

There’s a Devolver Digital sale going on right this very moment at Green Man Gaming, which means everything from Hotline Miami to Marc Ecko’s Getting Up is getting discounts of up to 80%. Get ‘em while you can.

Devolver Digital Sale from Green Man Gaming


Best PC gaming deals of the week – August 10th 2018

Fanatical’s Summer Sale range is now live, offering up a wide variety of PC digital discounts, complete with a set of 24-hour deals that will run through the weekend and a voucher that’ll get you an extra 10% off your purchase. Just enter SUMMER10 at checkout.

Fanatical Summer Sale (use code SUMMER10) live now


Best PC gaming deals of the week – August 10th 2018

Humble is having itself a QuakeCon sale to celebrate, well, QuakeCon, shockingly enough. Until Monday, you can get yourself up to 75% off a range of Bethesda titles including Quake Champions itself for under £14 / $180.

Up to 75% off with the QuakeCon sale from Humble


Best PC gaming deals of the week – August 10th 2018

Now that we’re into August, it’s time for another fresh set of games up for grabs with a Humble Monthly membership. This time around, you can spend £10 / $12 and get instant access to Sniper Elite 4, Tales of Berseria and Staxel. Then, once the month finishes up, you’ll get a stack of other games, too.

Sniper Elite 4, Tales of Berseria and Staxel OR Rise of the Tomb Raider for £10 / $12 from Humble Monthly


UK Deals


Best PC gaming deals of the week – August 10th 2018

It’s a bit of an odd pairing but Box is currently offering up a discounted ASUS 15.6-inch gaming laptop – equipped with a GeForce 1060 6GB graphics card – along with a free backpack. All for £749.97 while stock lasts.

ASUS 15.6-inch gaming laptop with GTX 1060 6GB and free backpack for £749.97 from Box


Best PC gaming deals of the week – August 10th 2018

If you like driving games and dislike having lots of money in your bank account, you can invest in this Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel for PC and Xbox One, currently discounted down to £173 from its original £299.

Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel for PC and Xbox One for £172.80 from Amazon UK


Best PC gaming deals of the week – August 10th 2018

Graphics card prices continue to get reasonable, it’s nice to see that every now and then, you can still get yourself a good deal. Currently, this MSI-branded GeForce 1080 8GB card is down to £445 at Ebuyer.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB graphics card for £444.99 from Ebuyer


Best PC gaming deals of the week – August 10th 2018

Need some quick storage space or a dedicated drive for your computer to boot Windows from? You can get a 240GB Kingston SSD right now for under £40, or double the capacity without doubling the cost and get a 480GB drive for £68.

Kingston 240GB SSD for £39.95 from Amazon UK
Kingston 480GB SSD for £67.99 from Amazon UK


US Deals


Best PC gaming deals of the week – August 10th 2018

Finally, many long months since its initial announcement, The Art of Metal Gear Solid 1-4 is available to buy right here and now. It’s also discounted to $47.99 for a limited time before the price is set to raise back up to its $80 RRP. If you’re a fan of the series, you may want to take a look while you can save some cash.

The Art of Metal Gear Solid 1-4 (hardcover) for $47.99 from Amazon US


Best PC gaming deals of the week – August 10th 2018

If you’re into giant hardcover compendium-type books that take deep dives into the history and making of classic games – and you have a penchant for JRPGs – you might want to pick up the Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 1 while it’s discounted to just under $28 this week.

Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 1 for $27.78 from Amazon US


Okay, we’re done for another week. Keep in mind that deals, prices, and availability can change at the drop of a hat, so apologies if you miss out on something you wanted. I’ll be over at Jelly Deals, scouring the world wide web for more deals. Feel free to visit, or follow us on Twitter and give us a like on Facebook.

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FIFA 19 The Journey: Champions Trailer, Screenshots and Details

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In FIFA 19, fans can jump into the distinctive stories of all three heroes in The Journey: Champions, the story driven mode that comes to a finale in this year’s game. Take Alex Hunter, Danny Williams, and Kim Hunter through their respective journeys as they reach some of the most significant moments of their careers. Additionally, as their stories intertwine and play out simultaneously, switch between all three characters at any time to change up your experience. Fans can also cross paths with some of the world’s most famous footballers, including Neymar Jr., Alex Morgan, Paulo Dybala, Kevin De Bruyne, and more.

All three heroes have already seen successes across their careers, with new challenges arising as they play at the highest levels in football:

  • As the original star of The Journey, Alex Hunter has already had a rollercoaster of a career in the first two instalments of The Journey. After signing for the Premier League club of his choice, Alex has gone on loan to the English Championship, spent half a season in Major League Soccer, and moved back to Europe to play for one of the continent’s biggest clubs. But in The Journey: Champions, Alex has finally secured his dream move: to Spanish footballing giants Real Madrid.
  • Alex first met Danny Williams during the National Football Academy exit trials, where they didn’t really get along. The former rivals bonded as teammates while plying their trade in the second division and eventually become close friends. When Alex leaves for L.A., Danny joins his old club to pick up the slack in Alex’s absence. After a brief scare midway through The Journey: Hunter Returns, Danny fights for his place at the club after a string of solid performances.
  • Kim Hunter is a young American soccer player with dreams of playing at the highest level of the women’s game—and she’s also Alex’s half-sister. Alex and Kim meet for the first time after Alex joins the LA Galaxy at his father’s suggestion. Not long after, Kim gets her first cap for the United States Women’s National Team. Now she’s ready to take her career to the next level in The Journey: Champions with a call-up for the Women’s World Cup.

To learn more about The Journey: Champions, you can check out an interview with Matt Prior, Creative Director on FIFA 19 here. Also, watch the trailer and view the new FIFA 19 The Journey: Champions screenshots below.

FIFA 19 The Journey: Champions Trailer, Screenshots and Details

FIFA 19 The Journey: Champions Trailer, Screenshots and DetailsFIFA 19 The Journey: Champions Trailer, Screenshots and Details FIFA 19 The Journey: Champions Trailer, Screenshots and Details

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Steam gets built-in tools to let you run Windows games on Linux – now available in beta

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August 22, 2018 Steam’s Linux compatibility tools are confirmed – and now in beta.

Steam Play – Valve’s name for its cross-platform initiative – is getting a major update, with built-in tools allowing you to run Windows games on Linux. We saw the first hints of the feature last week, and today Valve has confirmed it. It’s available right now in beta, so if you want to test the compatibility features on your own Linux install you don’t have to wait.

The new tools run on Proton, which is custom distribution of the widely-used Wine compatibility tool. In the most practical terms, this means you can now download and install Windows games directly from the Steam client without any further fuss. Valve is currently checking “the entire Steam catalog” and whitelisting games that run without issue, but you can turn off those guidelines and install whatever you want, too.

Proton should provide enhanced performance over Wine in many cases, according to Valve. DirectX 11 and 12 implementations are now based on Vulkan, and performance in multi-threaded games “has been greatly improved compared to vanilla Wine.” You’ll also see better fullscreen and controller support with Proton. It’s also fully open source, and available on GitHub.

You can opt-in to the beta under the account tab in your Steam settings menu. Hit ‘change’ and jump into the Steam Beta Update, then restart the client and you’re golden. If you want to go beyond the official list of supported games – visible in the full announcement – you can do so via your Steam Play options. This is a Linux-only option for the foreseeable future, as Valve says there are no current plans to support the feature on Mac.

In theory, this should eventually allow nearly the entire Steam catalogue to run on Linux, though it’s possible certain types of DRM and anti-cheat measures could keep that compatibility from happening. To that end, Valve says it’s “a good idea to avoid any invasive third-party DRM middleware.” For developers wanting to make extra certain they’re Steam Play compliant, Valve recommends targeting the Vulkan API natively in those games.

Valve’s own SteamOS is built on Linux, and as we speculated when hints of this update surface last week, this could be part of a renewed push for the platform. There are rumblings around the internet about SteamOS 3.0 being on the way, even after Valve removed Steam Machines from the Steam store. At the same time, Valve reiterated its support of Linux and Vulkan for PC gaming – and this update marks a major confirmation of that support.

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Trials Rising Gamescom Beta Trailer

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I’ve been a fan of Redlynx’s Trials series since it was a browser game, and I remain resolutely rubbish at them. Devious precision platformers cunningly disguised as motorsport, the next game in the series – Trials Rising – looks to keep up the facade. Rising is due for release on February 12th next year but players with a taste for pain and the ability to stomach a few thousand repetitions until you nail a jump just right can sign up for a closed beta next month, running from September 13th to 16th. Below, a gleefully painful new trailer from Gamescom.

While the addition of a co-op mode where you attempt to balance a tandem motorcycle together looks like a fun time, it looks like Trials Rising is mostly going the ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ route. While I greatly enjoyed Trials Fusion once all the expansions were out and cross-platform level sharing was patched in, I know some people didn’t like its initially clean sci-fi aesthetic. Rising rolls back the clock, and has players leaping chasms and shattering their skeletons across the modern world. It’s just not Trials unless every track ends with a crash, either.

Rather than split its DLC up into a swarm of smaller packs (although Fusion’s eventually added up to a hefty chunk of game), Trials Rising is planned to have two expansions released after launch, which will be included in the Gold edition of the game. There will also be some cosmetic packs, letting you dress up your rider in a variety of silly costumes and decorate your bike in similar style. Personally, I’m going to be shooting for whatever the best is that can be earned through play, for bragging rights. I’ll never get any of it, but I’ll try, dammit.

While Ubisoft have said that there’ll be a sponsorship and challenge system in Trials Rising to earn extra rewards, I hope it doesn’t stray too far from Fusion’s excellent bonus objectives. Every track had three extra goals. Some were clever (find a portal to a secret level), some were silly (complete the entire track while on fire), and some were nigh impossible (complete a very hard track without leaning), but they were always interesting, and the tracks were packed with optional, hidden details, including a visual novel at one point. More of that, please.

Trials Rising will be out on February 12th, and you can find it on both Steam and Ubisoft’s official site here. Those who want to suffer early can sign up for September’s closed beta on the 13th here. You’ll need a Ubisoft account to log in.

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