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A note from the editor: Jelly Deals is a deals site launched by our parent company, Gamer Network, with a mission to find the best bargains out there. Look out for the Jelly Deals roundup of reduced-price games and kit every Saturday on Eurogamer.
Another week has passed, Valentine's Day has come and gone, Pancake Day was a thing and both Bayonetta games have been re-released on Nintendo Switch.
It's been a pretty eventful seven days. Buried amongst all of that, the past week has given us a brand new batch of deals to check out and that's what we're all here for.
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.
Earlier this week, a live action trailer for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was released and it quickly went viral. There were two main reason for this; firstly it was excellently produced and exciting to watch, but the real surprise was that it was advertising PUBG on mobile phones. Yes, you heard right, PUBG, the game Team Eurogamer play way too much of, is now playable on Android and iOS devices. Bonkers!
Getting to play PUBG on mobile is a bit of a mission, however, as it's currently only available to download in China. Happily, there are a couple of ways to trick the system and play the game in your own region and it's not especially hard to do. I mean, if I can work out how to get it working on my iPhone 6, surely you can.
Be warned though, it turns out there are actually TWO official PUBG mobile games available to download. PUBG: Army Attack puts an arcade style spin on the original concept and includes things like naval battles, whilst PUBG: Exhilarating Battlefield (or PUBGEB as I've decided to call it) comes much closer to recreating the feel of PUBG on the PC.
Developer Nightdive Studios has announced that it's putting its highly anticipated System Shock reboot on "hiatus" after letting "things get out of control", just 18 months after the project was successfully Kickstarted to the tune of $1,350,700 USD.
Originally pitched as a remake of Looking Glass Technologies' classic first-person sci-fi horror System Shock, Nightdive's project quickly ballooned in scope. By the time its Kickstarter had commenced in July 2016, the studio was calling it a full reboot, and last year, midway through development, it elected to move the game from Unity to the Unreal Engine.
"As our concept grew and as our team changed", explained Nightdive CEO Stephen Kick in new update on Kickstarter, "so did the scope of what we were doing and with that the budget for the game. As the budget grew, we began a long series of conversations with potential publishing partners. The more that we worked on the game, the more that we wanted to do, and the further we got from the original concepts that made System Shock so great.
Publisher Focus Home Interactive has unveiled the first trailer for this year's entry in the enormously popular Farming Simulator series.
Farming Simulator 19 is due out at the end of the year on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and promises to offer more of the series' oddly relaxing agricultural exploits. You can expect crop planting and harvesting, livestock rearing, forestry, and product selling - alongside a dog, a barn, and a handsome farmer, if the reveal trailer is any indication of the final game.
According to Focus, Farming Simulator 19 will feature a completely overhauled graphics engine, said to offer "the most striking and immersive visuals and effects to date". Whether the final game's farmers will be of the same high-calibre handsomeness as the trailer's once the new graphics engine has had its way with them, remains to be seen.
Overwatch is free to play again this weekend on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, and there are discounts on the full game for those suitably enamoured by the experience.
In the UK, the free weekend begins today, Friday February 16th, at 7pm and runs until 7:59am on Tuesday February 20th. That's a start time of 11am PST today and an end time 11:59pm on February 19th for those in the US. There's a comprehensive list of start times across various territories over on Blizzard's website if you need to know more.
One thing to note: you'll need a Blizzard Battle.net account, a PlayStation Plus subscription, or an Xbox Live Gold subscription to get involved.
One of the coolest things in Assassin's Creed Origins is the ability to fight against three of Ancient Egypt's immortal deities in spectacular boss battles.
Now, for the low, low price of $499.99 (about 350), you can get an official figurine featuring all three.
That's the crocodile-headed god Sobek on the left, accompanied by god of the dead Anubis in the middle and the feline-looking warrior god Sekhmet on the right.
Last week, Firaxis released Rise and Fall, the first major expansion pack for Civilization 6. It comes with all the usual new features - some new mechanics, buildings, several more historically significant leaders, and so on. But it also brought some smaller, under-the-radar changes - one of which in particular has had a mixed reaction from fans.
The issue centres around Firaxis' addition of more Hidden Agendas for its various leaders, and a couple of those new Agendas in particular: "Flirtatious" and "Curmudgeon". The former means a leader will like other civilizations that have leaders of the opposite sex, and dislike those of the same sex. The latter the opposite: disliking the opposite sex and liking those the same as their own.
If you're not familiar, Agendas are basically the goals, or playstyles, that are given to for each AI-controlled civilization's leader in a game. They come in two forms: fixed agendas that generally suit that leader's overall theme, like Queen Victoria's desire for imperialistic expansion with "Sun Never Sets"; and Hidden Agendas, which are randomly assigned and a bit more light-hearted about adding personality - maybe a leader is "Fun Loving" and wants to keep their citizens well entertained, or "Nuke Happy" and won't hesitate to pelt you with a few ICBMs when the mood takes them. These new ones fall under the latter.
Stardew Valley creator Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone has offered another update on the massively popular farming sim's long-awaited multiplayer mode.
According to Barone, work is now "done" on the features planned to be released as part of Stardew Valley's major 1.3 update - that is, the new single-player story content, and the various elements of the highly anticipated co-operative multiplayer mode.
That's certainly exciting news for Stardew Valley fans, but Barone stresses that there's still plenty to be done before the update is ready for its public debut. As of right now, all new text for the game is being translated into various languages, and bug fixing continues apace.
"If only we could talk to the monsters," laments an infamous Edge review from many moons ago. In Fe you don't just get to talk to the monsters - you get to sing to them, or at least, croak and wail tunefully, like a sheepdog trying to nail the backing vocals to Bohemian Rhapsody. An "EA Original" from Swedish developer Zoink - otherwise known for such comicbook fare as Zombie Vikings: Stab-a-thon - Fe is the story of a nimble fox creature on a mission to save a vivid dreamland from a legion of strange armoured figures, who are capturing and processing the wildlife to unknown end.
It's a game about healing rifts between lifeforms, about symbiosis and diversity versus entrapment and exploitation, and integral to all that is the singing mechanic. As in a Metroidvania, you'll need to obtain certain abilities to push deeper into Fe's persistent, multiple-region map, which extends from glowering lava caves and sherbet yellow swamps to chilly blue mountain-tops. Some of these abilities are bog-standard incremental power-ups, acquired by collecting purple crystals, but the majority take the form of animal calls and chants, used to woo the realm's critters and flora into doing your bidding.
If you know a creature's language, you can hold right trigger to sing with it, increasing or reducing pressure to change pitch. Harmonise with the other animal for a few seconds - as indicated by a glowing waveform between mouths, which creates the unnerving impression that you're tongue-wrestling it into submission - and it will consent to follow you around and help you overcome any obstacles nearby. Birds will illuminate the route to your current objective, their wingtips scribbling golden paths in the air like the scoutflies of Monster Hunter World. Boars will clear away clogs of blue fungus, or carry you up slippery hills of ice. Stags will flatten any hostiles you lure into their territory.
Valve has overhauled Steam's wishlist feature, introducing new filters and sorting options designed to make it easier for users to keep track of the games they're most interested in.
The new wishlist changes, as detailed in Valve's latest blog, are surprisingly comprehensive, and based on Steam users' most requested features. There are a lot of genuinely handy additions too, particularly if you're the kind of person who frequently finds themselves poring over a seemingly endless wishlist whenever you have the compulsion to buy something new.
For instance, you now have the ability to filter your wishlist by genre, meaning that you can more easily whittle down your options when you're in the mood to play a specific kind of game. You simply need to click one of the tags displayed next to a game to hide titles that don't share that tag. Additionally - and this one's particularly pertinent given that Steam has just launched its Lunar New Year Sale - you can also filter your wishlist based on discounts.