Ultimate Gaming Newsletter: January 10th, 2022

Ultimate Gaming Newsletter: January 10th, 2022

The New Year is off to a great start and, while everyone is off at the gym trying to work on their new bodies, we’re at home wondering which video games we want to put our hands on next. Fortunately, this week we get to bask in the glory of PC ports.

Despite the flaming wall of rage from Nintendo and Sony fans, the PC Master Race crowd will finally get a chance to see the likes of Monster Hunter Rise and God of War, in all its NVIDIA-boosted glory.

Monster Hunter Rise In 4k? Yes, Please!

Monster Hunter fans have waited patiently on the edge of their seats for years since the release of Monster Hunter World: Iceborn for a fresh addition to the main series of Monster Hunter. Unfortunately, when Monster Hunter Rise showed up at a Nintendo Direct event in 2020, the cries of the forsaken PC players were heard around the world.

Now, PC players will finally get their hands on Monster Hunter Rise with the bonus of slaying giant monsters in 4k resolution.

In the famous words of the late Billy Mays, “But wait, there’s more!”

Yes, not only do PC players get to enjoy Monster Hunter Rise in 4k resolution, but they get PC-specific features too, much to the disdain of Nintendo fans shaking their fists to the sky on social media.

Monster Hunter Rise PC filters include:

  • Black and White
  • Sepia
  • Japanese-style
  • Warring Lands-style

Of course, the niche community of ultrawide monitor owners will always jump for joy when they hear that Monster Hunter Rise will also support ultrawide display. That means the Steam forum won’t be full of rage threads by purveyors of ultrawide monitors.

With uncapped frame rate and high-resolution textures, we now under can lay the “but why is Monster Hunter Rise a Nintendo exclusive?” Reddit threads to rest.

Boy! God of War Headed to the PC

Yes, Boy! It’s time to return to Midgard with the type of human-like sweat you’ll only get on certain Nvidia GPUs. Imagine the brand of Kratos butt-kicking you already know, except with the sheer power of an NVIDIA DLSS AI performance boost.

Are you sure this is a computer-generated video game character and not a real-life shirtless God-killing meathead busting open skulls in a dangerous Norse world with his pre-adolescent son?

Besides NVIDIA® DLSS and Reflex Support, God of War on PC will feature:

  • High-fidelity graphics with true 4K resolution and the types of high-resolution shadows one would expect from their own eyeballs.
  • Improved screen-space reflections and ultrawide support.
  • Unlocked frame rates.

God of War follows in the footsteps of another Sony exclusive, Horizon Zero Dawn, that made its way to the PC in 2020. Hopefully, this opens the door for more Sony Exclusives to cross the forbidden door into the realm of PC gaming with an official port and not attached to PlayStation’s game-streaming service. Yes, we’re talking about you: The Last of Us 2.

Monster Hunter Rise roars its way to the PC on January 12th, with God of War hacking and slashing its way to the PC soon after, on January 14th, 2022.

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