Monster Hunter: World got Iceborne, unionisation efforts intensified, and award season is on this week in PC gaming news

This week, the trade’s nonetheless a sleepy after the Christmas vacation however Monster Hunter: World’s Iceborne enlargement got its delayed PC launch (with a number of wrinkles), an American commerce union launched a brand new marketing campaign encouraging unionising the video games trade, and Awesome Games Done Quick raised thousands and thousands for charity with a week of speedrunning. Read on for extra of the week’s PC gaming goings-on in our News Digest, and do additionally take a look at the Weekly Updates Update for among the week’s massive patches.

Monster Hunter: World’s Iceborne enlargement is now on PC too

And our Iceborne assessment says it’s a superb’un. However, do be warned: some gamers are discovering it’s deleting their save recordsdata. Capcom say they’re investigating stories of efficiency issues too.

The IGF 2020 finalists are introduced

The Independent Games Festival’s Grand Prize checklist is: Untitled Goose Game, A Short Hike, Eliza, Slay The Spire, and Anodyne 2. We’ve already informed you repeatedly that (most of) these are nice, so it’s good to see our sound judgment validated too.

Monster Hunter: World got Iceborne, unionisation efforts intensified, and award season is on this week in PC gaming news

An American commerce union launched a video games trade marketing campaign

The Communications Workers of America initiative plans to make use of their expertise and sources to assist burgeoning efforts to shift the steadiness of energy in this troubled trade.

Glaad introduced their second 12 months of Media Awards video games nominees

And the group (previously often called the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) nonetheless have a horrible eye for celebrating tokenism whereas overlooking so many nice queer video games.

Monster Hunter: World got Iceborne, unionisation efforts intensified, and award season is on this week in PC gaming news

Awesome Games Done Quick came back

Started final Sunday, the week-long speedrunning bonanza ended this morning. The livestreamed celebration of taking part in video games extraordinarily shortly raised a whopping $3,132,902.78 (£2.4m) the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Our Imogen identified a number of nice runs earlier in the week and I think about we’ll spotlight extra now it’s achieved.

Freebie nook: Sundered on the Epic Games Store

That’s the 2017 hand-drawn metroidvania our former John (RPS in peace) declared “completely wonderful”.

Monster Hunter: World got Iceborne, unionisation efforts intensified, and award season is on this week in PC gaming news

Team 17 purchased Yipee Entertainment

It’s not a massively thrilling acquisition however hey, that’s enterprise for you.

Platinum scored funding from Tencent

The makers of Bayonetta and Nier: Automata say they wish to discover self-publishing their very own video games.

Monster Hunter: World got Iceborne, unionisation efforts intensified, and award season is on this week in PC gaming news

Rune 2’s writer gained the sport’s code

Developers Human Head Studios shut down with no discover then primarily reformed as a brand new studio beneath Bethesda, leaving Rune 2 excessive and dry. The publishers needed to get authorized to get management of the supply so they might proceed supporting it.

Fantasy Flight Interactive shutting down

The digital arm of the tabletop gaming firm are behind The Lord Of The Rings: Adventure Card Game, which can keep up and working after their demise.

Monster Hunter: World got Iceborne, unionisation efforts intensified, and award season is on this week in PC gaming news