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Red Dead Redemption 2 comes to PC

Rockstar Games has announced Red Dead Redemption 2 will be launching on PC early next month, and will offer special bonuses for those who preorder.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC on 5 November, and will provide special in-game extras for those who pre-order the game through the Rockstar Games Launcher, starting on Wednesday, 9 October.

Players can still download the Rockstar Games Launcher by Tuesday, 8 October to get Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for free.

It is the first game in the Red Dead Redemption series to be featured on the PC platform, and includes a range of graphical and technical enhancements for an immersive PC experience, along with new Bounty Hunting Missions, Gang Hideouts, and Weapons.

The game also includes free access to the shared living world of Red Dead Online, featuring all previously released improvements and the latest content updates for the complete online experience. It includes Frontier Pursuits and the specialist Roles of Bounty Hunter, Trader and Collector for players to progress through and earn rewards.

Pre-purchases for Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC begin at 5 pm on 9 October exclusively on the Rockstar Games Launcher until 22 October, with a limited time offer during this period of two free Rockstar Games PC titles from the following:

  • Grand Theft Auto 3;
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City;
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas;
  • Bully: Scholarship Edition;
  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition;
  • Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition.

Further pre-purchase bonuses via the Rockstar Games Launcher include:

  • Outlaw Survival Kit for Story Mode;
  • War Horse for Story Mode;
  • Treasure Map for Story Mode;
  • Cash Bonus for Story Mode;
  • 50 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online.

The game will also be available to pre-order at the Epic Games Store, Greenman Gaming, the Humble Store, GameStop and additional digital retailers starting 23 October, with a pre-order bonus of 25 Gold Bars for Red Dead Online. It will also be available to purchase on Steam this December.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is currently available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems and will also be available this November as a launch title for Google Stadia.

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SuperEpic to launch limited edition physical edition

The critically-acclaimed indie action game, SuperEpic, will be offering a limited edition physical version of the game with special goodies inside on 20 March.

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Numskull Games has announced that SuperEpic, a Metroidvania-style adventure game from indie developer Undercoders, is coming to retail for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on 20 March.

Taking the helm of a raccoon and a burger-eating llama, players embark on a quest to save video games as we know them by ramming into the headquarters of RegnantCorp – a video game development company that controls an Orwellian society by addicting citizens to their free games.

SuperEpic is a non-linear, fast-paced action adventure game, heavy on exploration and combo-based combat. Uncover a conspiracy as you explore a surreal castle-like office full of enemies, challenges, secrets, and corporate pigs.

The SuperEpic: Badge Collector’s Edition includes a physical copy of the game for either PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch, as well as a collector’s display box featuring 6 high quality pin badges, based on characters from the hit indie game.

The game is limited to 5,000 copies on the Nintendo Switch and 3,000 copies on the PS4, so this is sure to be a sought-after collector’s item.

Continuing the satirical theme on microtransactions, levelling and powering up is based on an in-game economy system (there aren’t any real-life microtransactions, of course)

Numskull games provided the following information on features:

  • Two game modes – play a classic single-player story mode with handcrafted levels, or a rogue-like mode which procedurally generates the game map to make each run completely different
  • Cross-media experience – hidden QR codes launch mini-games to play on your mobile when scanned, uncovering secrets in the main game
  • 8 hours of gameplay – a first run on the story mode will take roughly 8 hours, but the procedural mode provides endless fun
  • 16-bit era graphics – super fluid animations and spectacular bosses, all represented in gorgeous ‘Neo-Geo’-esque 16-bit pixel art
  • Original storyline and soundtrack – a story featuring unique, strong characters with plenty of humour and personality, and a soundtrack from SonoTrigger (‘Rise & Shine’, ‘Blue & Bullets’, ‘Supermagical’)
  • Completionists – tons of achievements & secrets to unlock for completionists
  • Micro-transaction satire – satirises modern gaming practices, with a huge enterprise run by greedy business-pigs which has gradually replaced all the fun in video games with adaptative and addictive algorithms to control people’s minds
  • Latest patch on disc/cartridge – the latest update, which includes improvements to the map system, are included on the physical versions for collectors and preservationists

SuperEpic is available digitally on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC now. The Badge Collector’s Edition & standard physical edition for PS4/Switch are available stores including Geek Store, Amazon, and Game UK on 20 March.

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TikTok and WEF promote inclusion

TikTok, the short-video platform for smartphones, has launched a challenge to promote inclusion and diversity during the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos this month.

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TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile video, has launched a #AllTheDifference challenge in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, to promote inclusion and diversity while leaders of state and business meet in Davos to discuss inclusive societies.

The challenge started on 21 January and will end on 27 January, so TikTok users in 75+ global markets, including South Africa, are invited to celebrate inclusion and diversity by joining the #AllTheDifference challenge. An “I say” sticker will be available to help TikTok users express themselves bravely and creatively.

As a platform to inspire creativity and bring joy, TikTok hopes to celebrate the differences that make up its diverse community, why their voices need to be heard and the efforts they have made to make the world a more tolerant place.

Lawyer, activist, and model Thando Hopa has joined the challenge by posting a video using the “I Say” sticker, to highlight how being unique is larger than life and future-proof.

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Tired of being labelled? Lawyer, activist, model Thando Hopa in our #allthedifference campaign – celebrate who you are! #wef #davos #wef

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Popular TikTok creators, @kelly_kikx and @aaron_perry, have also joined the challenge to showcase what being unique and defying the odds means to them. Take a look:

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Follow World Economic Forum on TikTok and show us how your stories make #AllTheDifference.

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