It’s nearly Christmas, and that can only mean one thing – it’s time to watch Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan sit in front of a fireplace for eight hours straight. Yes, friends, the Overwatch Yule Log is coming back for another round in 2019, so get ready to enjoy another set of fast-paced, fire-staring-based thrills to help close out the year.
Day: December 23, 2019
It’s December 23, the holiday spirit is in the air, and that old feeling has reawakened within – you need to murder some medieval soldiers with Christmas presents. Luckily, the folks behind the new Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition have released a new mod that lets you satisfy your wintry war plans in a constructive way.
The Witcher has finally hit Netflix, and Henry Cavill’s Geralt has reawakened Witcher mania. Players are returning to CD Projekt’s RPG trilogy in droves, and all three Witcher games are reaching player count highs that they haven’t hit in years. The Witcher review scores are all over the place right now, but it looks like the show has stoked the fandom’s flames.
I bring you warm greetings from the font of the platform wars, my friends. The Epic Games Store has assaulted us with weekly free games throughout the year, and has not relented for a Christmas ceasefire. Indeed, the frontline bombardments have only intensified as the holidays approach. Intelligence has brought word of a dozen free games to last through the new year, and today, Epic has unleashed a mad gorilla upon us.
There have been rumours that the first Intel Xe graphics card is in trouble. That’s now been festively refuted by the company though I’m not sure how I feel about the way that Intel’s Chris Pirillo, a self-titled Community Jedi, has chosen to respond. He’s done it in song. In paraphrased Christmas song. I mean, it could be worse; he could’ve claimed that “the apps’ll all slay” via the medium of interpretive dance and I’d be left under no illusion about the certainty of my own feelings.
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