IKEA Gaming, Tomb Raider, & Steam Game Festival

Ikea have teamed up with ASUS to create a new line of gaming furniture

Back in September last year IKEA announced their partnership with ASUS Republic of Gamers, since then we have been expecting a show of products for customers in China before they launch in Western markets later this year. So far, the range includes everything from gaming chairs, adjustable desks, streaming equipment, headset stands as well as a CPU stand with its own castors. These products are designed specifically for gamers with a low budget costing around $200 for a gaming chair, if you’d like to have a look at the full range click here.

Steam Game Festival is about to kick off

The indie developer focused event will showcase over 500 playable demos, not to mention a heap of livestreamed chats and panel discussions with the developers themselves. The idea of the Steam Game Festival is to provide indie developers with an opportunity to showcase their titles after the 2020 Game Developers Conference (GDC) was cancelled. Steam Game Festival is scheduled to start on February 4th at 5am AEST and will run until February the 10th. To access the festival just log into you Steam account, this event is completely free.

Netflix and Legendary team up on Tomb Raider TV animated series

This announcement was made on the 28th of January by the steaming goliath saying, “The most iconic heroine in video games is jumping to animation! Tomb Raider is a new anime series from @legendary following Lara Croft after the events of the video-game reboot trilogy.” The series will be written by Tasha Huo who is also behind Netflix’s Witcher prequel Blood Origin. Tasha will be joined by executive producers Dmitri M. Johnson, Stephan Bugaj and Howard Bliss from DJ2 Entertainment the production company that made Sonic the Hedgehog film. Netflix has yet to disclose a date for the release.

The week in gaming releases:

On February 2nd
• Apex Legends Season 8: Mayham
• Control Ultimate Edition (PS5 XSX)
• Cultist Simulator (Switch)

On Feb 4th
• Odysseus Kosmos and His Robot Quest (Switch)
• Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO)

On Feb 5th
• Nioh Remastered, Nioh 2 Remastered, The Nioh Complete Edition (PC, PS5)
• Kinetic Edge (PC)
• Re:Zero Starting life in another world (PS4, Switch)

On Feb 6th
• Ampersat (PC)

On Feb 10th
• Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood (PC)