Vote Now: Players’ Choice December 2018

Alright! December is out, January is in, and we’ve got one more poll in which we humbly request your participation.

I know we just asked you to vote in our annual Game of the Year awards, but do your old pal Justin a favor and help us crown a winner for December. The polls will close Sunday night, and next week we’ll tally up the votes and update this post with the winner. But hey, you know the drill by now!

Featured Free Marketplace Content – January 2019

In partnership with Unreal Engine Marketplace creators, each month select content will be available for free to the UE4 community to give artists, designers and programmers even more resources at no additional cost.

Check out the new content available this month!

January’s Featured Free Content:

Autumn Audio Bundle – Hutvarev

A collection of 236 SFX, including footsteps, rain, lockpicking and more

Interactive Open World Foliage – Project Nature

Dynamic foliage to fill your environmental scenes, with minimal performance impact

Small Animal Behavior Pack: Rabbit, Squirrel, Rat – Living Systems

Drag and drop, interactive animals with enemy avoidance

SDF Robo Progress Bars – Krystian Komisarek

An advanced master material for creating customized progress bars

Stylized Desert Environment – Bad Rhino Games

A collection of over 46 stylized desert plants and props

New Permanently Free Content:

Ancient Treasures – Dekogon Studios 

A collection of ancient gold, treasures and relics

FX Variety Pack – Kakky

A variety of more than 20 unique magic FX

Industry Props Pack 06 – SilverTM

A collection of props to decorate industrial environments

Download this round of free assets before they’re gone! More free content will be available in February, so be sure to check back.

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Editor’s Choice: Why Detroit: Become Human is One of the Best Games of 2018

I remember when Quantic Dream first introduced us to Kara back in 2012. Originally just a tech demo, the short about an erroneously sentient android begging not to be disassembled was haunting and beautiful. The tech itself was gorgeous and lifelike beyond anything I had seen before, but hearing Kara cry out, “I’m scared!” was what stayed with me years later.

Seeing that idea brought to fruition as Detroit: Become Human is nothing short of stunning. Kara is joined by fellow leads Markus and Connor to weave a moving tale about empathy, choice, and what it actually means to be human. Over the course of the story, the player’s perspective shifts between these three protagonists, each living a different life and trying to figure out its place in the world. The story’s pacing is well thought out, and I never tired of any of these characters as they grappled with the concept of sentience in ways that could spell out life or death at any moment.

This Week’s Deals With Gold And Spotlight Sale

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 07 January 2019. For even more digital Xbox game sales, be sure to check out the holiday Countdown sale going on now until 03 January 2019.      Xbox One Deals Content Title Content Type Discount Notes Space […]