Remake of the game Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is coming to PC in July

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, or better known as Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town, is making its way to PC for the first timer ever. The game was first released in 2003 for the GameBoy Advanced and found its way to PlayStation 1 under the name of Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town.

The game will surely be a trip down to memory lane if you’re one of those that already played this game back then. It was a defining game that sets the farming game simulator to a new standard. It was also one of the most beloved games back in those days.

For most that haven’t played the game yet, Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is similar to most farming games found on the shelves of every gaming store. You will be taking care of a farm, growing crops to sell, taking care of animals including cows, goats, chicken, etc, and you will be socializing with the town’s people.

The game will also come with new features including the option to choose between two male and two female protagonists, the 2003 edition of the game did not have any gender selection.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town will be out on Steam on July 14. 

Publisher XSEED also stated that the game will have both classic and new features to make fans of games such as Stardew Valley and My Time at Portia will feel right at home.


Valorant Is Live And Free-To-Play

Valorant is now live and is available for free worldwide.

The 5v5 first-person shooter from Riot Games can now be played for free on most regions. Interested players can simply create an account and download the PC game.

One aspect that makes Valorant and exciting game is its dedicated 128-tick servers. What this means is that servers will automatically upscale lagging players to 128 frames per second for the other players.

Alongside its release are a new agent called Reyna, a new Ascent map, new games modes, and some changes with selected agents.

The game previously launched its closed beta back in April and it had a viewership record of 34 million hours-watched in a single day.

Nonetheless, the game is still quite similar to Overwatch, Paladins, and all the games of its like. The game can now be played and all you have to do is download the PC client to starting playing.

To be able to play the game, your PC must at least have Intel i3-4150 and a Geforce GT 730 for a decent gameplay experience at 60 frames per second. You can learn more about the game system requirements here.


Free Civilization 6 on the Epic Games Store & Leak of Upcoming Free Titles

After giving away Grand Theft Auto V, Epic Games is on their second trench of giving away popular titles and this time it’s Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. If you do not have a copy yet, simply go to Epic Games Store and search for Civilization 6. Once you claim a copy, the game is yours to keep.

This promotion will last until May 28, 2020 at 8:00 PDT / 11:00 EDT / 16:00 BST, so hurry up and grab a copy or tell your friends. Do note that this promotion does not include any DLC. You can, however, upgrade to the Platinum Edition which contains all paid updates except for the new Frontier Pass for US$39.99.

Leak: Upcoming Epic Games Store FREE Titles

Epic Games Store is set to give away big titles during their Epic Mega Sale that will run until June 11. Last May 18, Epic Games has already given away free copies of the popular game, Grand Theft Auto V. Now, they are giving away free copies of Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.

On a Reddit post, an image that leaks the titles that will be free during the Epic Games mega sale event is posted. The leak as accurately guest the first two title to be free and if this continues, the next title that’s going to be free on the said store will be “Borderlands The Handsome Collection” that’s set on May 28 followed by “Ark Survival Evolved” on June 4.

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Source Code For Command & Conquer Red Alert Goes Public

EA, the studio behind the popular real-time strategy game Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert, will be releasing the source code for the said games alongside the Remastered Collection next month.

According to an announcement posted on Reddit by Jim Vessella, EA Producer – “Today we are proud to announce that alongside the launch of the Remastered Collection, Electronic Arts will be releasing the TiberianDawn.dll and RedAlert.dll and their corresponding source code under the GPL version 3.0 license. This is a key moment for Electronic Arts, the C&C community, and the gaming industry, as we believe this will be one of the first major RTS franchises to open source their source code under the GPL. It’s worth noting this initiative is the direct result of a collaboration between some of the community council members and our teams at EA. After discussing with the council members, we made the decision to go with the GPL license to ensure compatibility with projects like CnCNet and Open RA. Our goal was to deliver the source code in a way that would be truly beneficial for the community, and we hope this will enable amazing community projects for years to come.” You can read the complete announcement on Reddit.

So what does this mean for us casual gamers? Well, to put things in a simpler perspective, this means that modders will be able to design maps, create custom units, replace art, alter gameplay logic, and edit data. Which can drastically change the game from the way we have seen it.

As an example of the possibilities that can potentially happen, Petroglyph, developer of the remastered collection, has actually created a new modded unit to play with called Nuke Tank.

Nuke Tank

Nuke Tank came into play when the Brotherhood of Nod captured a Mammoth Tank. This is a fully playable unit in the game via a mod and it can do devastating damage.

However, not all went well. EA originally planned on developing the said games with LAN support but the development for LAN support requires actual testing via LAN. The studio mentioned that it became very challenging to do so since they might face legal issues in regard to “Social Distancing” amidst the threat of COVID-19.

Unfortunately, EA had to drop the development for now and will keep the LAN support at the top of their priority list.

Workshop & Platform

EA will be taking advantage of Steam and Origin in this matter for the PC platform. There is no confirmation yet if the remastered collection will be available for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. However, it would be great if the remastered collection will be available for the Nintendo Switch platform.

For Steam users, Steam Workshop will work on both maps and mods. Players can also subscribe to maps and mods directly in the game’s community hub within Steam. Added to that, players can also utilize the in-game menus to browse, download, and install contents as well. For Origin users, it will be the same in-game process for downloading maps. The only difference will be the need to manually install mods into their respective folders outside the game. Once you’re in the game, players will be able to navigate to the Options / Mods tab to enable/disable mods.

Command & Conquer Franchise

If you’re new in this game, the Command & Conquer franchise is a set of RTS games produced by Westwood Studios and released by Virgin Interactive Entertainment in 1996. EA later then acquired Westwood Studios in 1998 and rendered Command & Conquer: Red Alert freeware.

EA now remastered the game and is available for pre-order in Steam. The game is set to launch this coming June 6 and both Command & Conquer and Red Alert are both remastered in 4K by the former Westwood Studios team members.

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection PC System Requirements

For the best experience a Ryzen 7 1700 or i5 4690K processor and Radeon HD 7850, GTX 660, or DirectX 11 compatible video card are recommended.

Minimum PC Requirements

  • OS: Windows 8.1 or 10
  • Processor (AMD): Athlon 64 X2 4600 @ 2.4ghz or better
  • Processor (Intel): Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2.4ghz or better
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics Card (AMD): Radeon HD 5570 or equivalent
  • Graphics Card (Nvidia): GT 420 or equivalent
  • DirectX: 11 compatible video card or equivalent
  • Multiplayer Online Connection Requirements: Broadband internet connection
  • Hard Drive Space: 32 GB

Recommended PC Requirements

  • OS: Windows 8.1 or 10
  • Processor (AMD): Ryzen 7 1700
  • Processor (Intel): i5 4690K
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Graphics Card (AMD): Radeon HD 7850 or equivalent
  • Graphics Card (Nvidia): GTX 660 or equivalent
  • DirectX: 11 compatible video card or equivalent
  • Multiplayer Online Connection Requirements: Broadband internet connection
  • Hard Drive Space: 32 GB