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SGO Inside Drive (1/9/19): Anthem PC Requirements, Nintendo News And More!

SGO Inside Drive Anthem

Happy New Year! In the first SGO Inside Drive of 2019 you will find news from EA, Nintendo, and more. Take a look below to see what’s been happening in the gaming communities during the first few days of January.

SGO Inside Drive: Anthem, Switch Deals and More!

Monster Energy Supercross Championship Trailer & Pre-Order Details

Milestone recently released the ‘Championship’ trailer for Monster Energy Supercross The Video Game 2. While the trailer is short, it does offer a few snippets of gameplay and announces official Pre-Order bonuses which include the ‘Infinity Customization Pack,’ exclusive Day One Edition content. Monster Energy Supercross will be available for consoles and PC/Steam starting February 8, 2019.

Nintendo Software Deals

Anthem Reveals PC Requirements

There’s been several gameplay demos and videos surfacing for EA’s upcoming Anthem. As of this week, finally, for those looking to play on PC, the system requirements have been revealed. You can check them out below.

Anthem PC minimum specs
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 760, AMD Radeon 7970 / R9280X
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • Hard drive: At least 50GB of free space
  • DirectX: DirectX 11
Anthem PC recommended specs
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060/ RTX 2060, AMD RX 480
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • Hard drive: At least 50GB of free space
  • DirectX: DirectX 11

Anthem is out February 22 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. For Pre-Orders and EA Access Members, be sure to catch the demo starting January 25, 2019.

Insomniac’s Sale Milestone

Gaming industry community website, Gamasutra, posted news that according to publisher, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Marvel’s Spider-Man has reached over 9 million copies sold worldwide.

Latest Fortnite Patch Looks to Balance Game Items

After launch, competitive games become something of a balancing act. The latest patch to hit Fortnite looks to make the ‘Stormwing’ a little less impactful. The game’s first flying vehicle has been on the receiving end of communal complaints, deemed commonly to be ‘overpowered.’ The game’s third and final content update will adjust spawn time and effectiveness of the vehicle overall. You can check out the full patch notes by clicking here.

Microtransactions Biting the Dust?

Trends come and go. The latest seems to be microtransactions. While they are very much still implemented in a lot of games, the abuse of them seem to be taking a backseat following the crucifixion of EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II. While I doubt they will ever be eradicated, another company has followed the likes of Monolith and removed them from their title altogether.

Dirty Bomb, a team-based shooter, sheds its microtransactions allowing players (old & new) to access everything for free. This includes removing its in-game premium currency and pricing for Steam DLC. Dirty Bomb developer attributes the change to a celebration of the game’s ending development cycle. You can check out the full story from PC Gamer.

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