Epic Games Sale, Sony and Microsoft partner, more

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This is your Daily Gaming Update for May 17th, 2019. I am Adrian Simple from The Gaming Observer, and you can head over to thegamingobserver.com for links and a transcript for today’s show.

Epic Games has started a pretty awesome sale

Epic Games have launched their first major sale on their storefront which rivals the Steam Summer sale, even of the old days when the Steam sales were actually good. They’re offering standard discounts up to 75% off, plus they are also giving a $10 discount on every game above $15. This leads to some pretty major discounts on games that are already cheap as is. For example John Wix Hex is over 50% off, it’s not even out yet, and it’s originally like $20 game. Also in Epic news, they just quietly launched themselves in China in for the first time, allowing purchases with local currency.

Sony and Microsoft partner to develop cloud technologies

Sony and Microsoft have entered a formal partnership to developer cloud technology, and expand on Microsoft’s Azure platform. There’s a lot of technical stuff involved here, but the basics is that Microsoft went head-first into cloud technologies, and Sony wants to get in on that. I encourage you to read the full press release if this is something that interests you.

Steam Link now available on iOS

The Steam Link is finally available on iOS. It’s been on Android for over a year now, but Apple denied Valve’s submission of the Steam Link last year. Well, they kept working on it, notably removing the ability to purchase Steam games through the app, and now they’ve finally been accepted. If you’re not clued in, the Steam Link allows you to connect games you’ve already purchased to any of your devices, or a TV, while playing with a Steam Controller. The only caveat is that you need pretty good internet.

Steep free to keep on uPlay. Lots more info on Super Mario Maker 2

Just two quick game updates here. First, if you’re interested in a free game head over to uPlay and pick up the open-world winter sports game Steep. People seem to have a lot of fun with this one, so I’d say it’s worth the effort. Additionally, Nintendo released a whole bunch of information on Super Mario Maker 2, so I encourage you to check that out if you were a fan of the first one.

That’s the news for today, thank you so much for tuning in! As always I want to also thank Brandon, who supports the show through Patreon. I am Adrian Simple, see you tomorrow, and Happy Gaming everyone!

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