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Best Steam Lunar New Year Sale deals – Star Wars, Darks Souls, and more

Published: 24/Jan/2020 13:56

by Kamil Malinowski

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Valve are celebrating the Lunar New Year with a special Steam sale and here are all the best deals that you can get your hands on.

Steam sales are some of the best times of the year for anyone who loves games. Lots of incredibly popular titles see their prices fall, allowing people to pick up games they may not have been able to get before.

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It’s no different with this sale as a ton of favorites have fallen by as much as 75%, making now the best time to pick up that game you’ve been thinking about getting.

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The Lunar New Year Sale is now live!

Dark Souls 3

Another somewhat dated but iconic game has been made cheaper than ever. Despite being released in 2016, Dark Souls 3 still cost a whopping £39.99.

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However, with the arrival of the Lunar New Year Sale, fans can purchase the game for just £9.99 and finally be able to tackle what many consider to be the most difficult game out there.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 released back in 2015 but is still, for good reason, regarded as one of the best games out there by many.

You may have been put off by the game’s relatively high price tag, but it has now received a whopping 70% discount and is selling for just £7.49, making it the perfect time to get into the Witcher universe, especially if you’re a fan of the Netflix adaptation.

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The Witcher 3 remains as one of the best RPG games, years after its release.

Grand Theft Auto V

The GTA series one of the most popular game series ever, with the fifth edition selling over 110 million copies. It first came out in 2013 but is alive as ever, as many still play the online game mode that is constantly updated by Rockstar Games.

For anyone that has not yet tried the game, now may be the perfect time to get into it, with the sale dropping the price down to just £12.49 – not bad for one of the best games of the last century.

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order and Red Dead Redemption 2

Jedi Fallen Order and Red Dead Redemption 2 are two of the best action games in recent history. If you’ve ever wanted to take on the dark side or rob a moving train then now is your best chance.

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Both games come at premium prices but have been made slightly more affordable with a 20% off sale, costing £43.99 each.

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The latest Star Wars game released on November 15, and was a huge hit with critics.

Other deals

Outside of these outstanding deals, other top-quality games are also on sale, with some even going as far as 75% off. Here are some of the other best deals on Steam:

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  • Resident Evil 2 – £14.84 – 67% off
  • Football Manager 2020 – £29.99 – 25% off
  • The Elder Scrolls online – £5.99 – 60% off
  • Civilization VI – £12.49 – 75% off
  • Cities Skylines – £5.74 – 75% off
  • Two Point Hospital – £8.49 – 66% off

If you want to catch these deals you will need to act fast, as the Lunar New Year Sale only lasts a few days and will be closing at 10 am PST/6 pm GMT/1 pm EST on Monday, January 27.

Of course, there will be other sales in the future, but there’s no guarantee of what they may bring.

Minecraft

How to watch Mizkif’s Minecraft Twitch Rivals event: Stream & format

Published: 19/Oct/2020 16:22

by Georgina Smith

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Streamer and owner of the OTK network Mizkif has announced a Minecraft tournament partnered with Twitch Rivals, with teams fronted by fellow creators. Here are all the details on how to watch it.

Twitch Rivals is an online esports tournament created by streaming platform Twitch that features popular streamers from the site along with pro-players.

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600,000 follower creator Mizkif is running the tournament in collaboration with the platform, and the event will see several teams compete in a “Capture and Hold tournament that resembles WoW’s Arathi Basin, but in Minecraft.”

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Mizkif is already a popular streamer, but he gains more popularity by the day with his entertaining content.

How to watch Mizkif’s Minecraft Tournament:

The event will take place on October 21 at 1:00 PM PT. You’ll be able to watch by tuning into either a participant’s stream directly through their Twitch channel, or through the Twitch Rivals channel itself.

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As far as participants are concerned, no official lineup has been revealed, but in a Twitter exchange with Twitch Rivals via Twitter, Mizkif threw out names like Karl Jacobs, ConnorEatsPants, and Punz.

What is the format?

The double elimination Capture and Hold event will be played by eight creator-led teams of five people. Each round will be a 30 minute point race and will only be best of one. Every player will be equipped with an equipment kit to aid them, which they are able to select prior to the start of the match.

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The kit loadouts, as detailed by the official event page, are as follows:

  • Tank
    Full Diamond Armor
    Iron Sword with Knockback 1
    Permanent Slowness 1 Debuff
  • Warrior
    Full Iron Armor with Protection 1
    Diamond Sword with Sharpness 1 + 15% Increased Damage
  • Hunter
    Full Leather Armor with Protection 1
    Power 2 Bow
    Slowness 2 Potion that regenerates every 10 seconds
    Permanent Speed 2 Buff
  • Priest
    Full Gold Armor with Protection 1
    Gold Sword with Sharpness 1
    Permanent Speed 1, Regen 2 Buffs
    Right Click with the gold sword to throw a snowball at a teammate that heals 5 hearts

Each match will see two teams compete head-to-head in a game of domination, with the first team to reach 1600 points winning that game.

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Twitch Rivals are tournaments designed specifically for streamers.

While the individual games will be best of one, the grand final will be best of three with the Winner’s bracket team receiving a one-win advantage. The winners of the tourney will receive $6000 in prize money.

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The event promises to be hugely entertaining, and with the high stakes prize, competition is likely to get pretty fierce.