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Monday news, part two:

Every new Steel Division 2 Soviet division revealed
https://www.pcgamer.com/every-new-steel-division-2-soviet-division-revealed/
Steel Division 2 recreates Operation Bagration, the World War 2 Soviet campaign, at an almost bewildering scale, giving prospective commanders tens of thousands of troops and war machines to fight with and against. You'll control countless individual units as well as multiple divisions, split between Axis and Soviet armies. Today we're revealing all of the Soviet divisions you'll be able to command, from the beefy 2nd Guards Tank Corps to the Kuban Cossacks in the 9th Guards Cavalry.

Microsoft talks Crackdown 3 PC's unlocked framerate, ultrawide support and modding potential
https://www.pcgamer.com/microsoft-talks-crackdown-3-pcs-unlocked-framerate-ultrawide-support-and-modding-potential/
I've played Crackdown 3, and wrote that its campaign feels straight out of 2007 in mostly fun ways. I didn't write too much about the PC version, but from what I saw it's almost all good news. The PC version ran well, with no slowdown or other issues in my experience, and out of the box had sensible key bindings—something recent games like Anthem and Fallout 76 have gotten wrong. After my demo, I chatted some with Xbox Studios' head engineer Brian Stone and Crackdown 3 head of production Jorg Neumann, who gave me a few details about the features the PC version supports. Even given the power of the Xbox One X, the PC version is going above and beyond.

Star Citizen is getting American Sign Language emotes
https://www.pcgamer.com/star-citizen-is-getting-american-sign-language-emotes/
Star Citizen developers have collaborated with one of their community members to create a series of American Sign Language emotes for deaf and partially deaf players.

A free One Finger Death Punch 2 demo releases Monday, and it's a blast
https://www.pcgamer.com/a-free-one-finger-death-punch-2-demo-releases-monday-and-its-a-blast/
A game of reflexes and determining whether things are on the left or right, One Finger Death Punch is a classic in low-fidelity entertainment: the earlier, more frantic arcade counterpart to Nidhogg's methodical killing blows. Soon, One Finger Death Punch 2 will bring it all back—including the announcer's bad Pat Morita impression, unfortunately—and after playing the demo that releases next week, I'm convinced it won't disappoint friends of the original.

The Stillness of the Wind, a farming sim meditation on life and loss, is now on Steam
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-stillness-of-the-wind-a-farming-sim-meditation-on-life-and-loss-is-now-on-steam/
The Stillness of the Wind is a "minimalist, melancholy farming sim about a goat-herding grandma," as Austin put it last year, that follows on Where the Goats Are, also a minimalist, melancholy farming sim, but about a different goat-herding grandma. It tells the story of Talma, who in her final years tends her small homestead as she always has, living a simple, solitary way of life.

The Aussies are coming to Rainbow Six Siege in Operation Burnt Horizon
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-aussies-are-coming-to-rainbow-six-siege-in-operation-burnt-horizon/
Confirming a rumor that's been kicking around since late last year, Ubisoft announced today that Rainbow Six Siege Year 4 Season 1, Operation Burnt Horizon, will go to the land down under, where women glow and men plunder and a pair of old pals from the SASR will bring their practical Outback knowledge to bear on a standoff at a gas station about a half-mile up Anarchie Road.

God Eater 3's launch trailer is an inspirational J-rock masterpiece
https://www.pcgamer.com/god-eater-3s-launch-trailer-is-an-inspirational-j-rock-masterpiece/
God Eater 3, the game about a squad of inhuman teens who wield massive magical weapons in battles against the god-like creatures known as the Aragami, is out now on Steam. To get things started on the right foot, Bandai Namco has also dropped a God Eater 3 launch trailer, which begins by asking what it feels like to give up our humanity, before launching into a spectacular J-rock music video.

Galactic Civilizations 3: Retribution comes out on February 21
https://www.pcgamer.com/galactic-civilizations-3-retribution-comes-out-on-february-21/
The story-concluding Galactic Civilizations 3 expansion Retribution will go live on Steam on February 21, Stardock announced today, bringing with it powerful new technologies, two new civilizations, and a campaign of annihilation against a foe who picked a fight with the wrong bunch of guys.

Report: Activision will be hit with substantial layoffs next week
https://www.pcgamer.com/report-activision-will-be-hit-with-substantial-layoffs-next-week/
Bloomberg is reporting that Activision Blizzard will announce job cuts on February 12 that could number in the hundreds. The report says that the cuts come as part of a restructuring "aimed at centralizing functions and boosting profit."
>> Bofferbrauer2 has made a thread about this rumor.

PUBG claims Game of the Year in the 2018 Steam Awards
https://www.pcgamer.com/pubg-claims-game-of-the-year-in-the-2018-steam-awards/
The nominees for the 2018 Steam Awards were announced in December, just ahead of the start of the most recent Steam Winter Sale. Now the results are in, and you'll never guess who won!
>> Three of my choices won their respective categories.

Former Telltale devs launch new studio, hint at a Bandersnatch-like project
https://www.pcgamer.com/former-telltale-devs-launch-new-studio-hint-at-bandersnatch-like-project/
Four former senior developers at The Walking Dead studio Telltale Games, including two former creative directors, have formed a new company called Adhoc Games, and will soon reveal an "interactive narrative" project that sounds similar to Black Mirror's Bandersnatch.

The Outer Worlds will take 40 hours or less to complete
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-outer-worlds-will-take-40-hours-or-less-to-complete/
The Outer Worlds, Obsidian's RPG that's due out later this year, will take somewhere between 15 and 40 hours to complete, the developer has confirmed.
In an interview with Game Informer, co-director Leonard Boyarsky said the size of the game was comparable to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, or "maybe a little bit smaller". It took around 30-40 hours to complete KOTOR 2, and asked whether players could expect to finish The Outer Worlds in between 15 and 40 hours, both Boyarsky and fellow co-director Tim Cain said that would be a reasonable assumption.

FPS Blacklight: Retribution is shutting down its servers for good
https://www.pcgamer.com/fps-blacklight-retribution-is-shutting-down-its-servers-for-good/
Fun, futuristic and free multiplayer FPS Blacklight: Retribution, which came out in 2012, will shut down its servers for good next month.
Developer Zombie Studios closed back in 2015, but publisher Hardsuit Labs has kept the game running. In a Reddit post, it confirmed that servers would shut down on March 11, and that until that time all items in the store will be available for free, so log on if you want a last hurrah.

Frontier Developments' next game, based on a new IP, is coming out this year
https://www.pcgamer.com/frontier-developments-next-game-based-on-a-new-ip-is-coming-out-this-year/
Frontier Developments, the studio behind Elite Dangerous and the RollerCoaster Tycoon series, will launch the first game based on a new "unannounced IP" before the end of the year, it has revealed.

Here's how crime and punishment will work in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord
https://www.pcgamer.com/heres-how-crime-and-punishment-will-work-in-mount-and-blade-2-bannerlord/
TaleWorlds Entertainment has detailed the complex crime and punishment system for its upcoming medieval sandbox RPG Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord—expect to bribe guards, throw your political weight around to get charges dropped and, if you fail, visit the executioner.

IGF finalist puzzler Ethereal gets March release date
https://www.pcgamer.com/igf-finalist-puzzler-ethereal-gets-march-release-date/
Abstract puzzler Ethereal, one of the games nominated for excellence in audio at the 2019 Independent Games Festival, will be out on March 7, developer Nonsense Arts has announced.

Medieval city builder Foundation now in Early Access, already has game-changing mods
https://www.pcgamer.com/medieval-city-builder-foundation-now-in-early-access-already-has-game-changing-mods/
Freeform medieval city builder Foundation entered Early Access earlier this month, and modders are already hard at work creating brand new game modes.
It's a completely grid-less city builder in which you paint zones on the land and watch your citizens fill in the gaps naturally. That can lead to satisfyingly curvy streets and squares popping up at junctions—the idea is that you'll get "organically sprawling cities that grow like actual medieval cities".

This branching game about being a tree has 16 endings
https://www.pcgamer.com/this-branching-game-about-being-a-tree-has-16-endings/
It turns out being a tree is more exciting than just standing on the spot listening to the wind rustling your leaves—at least if How To Be a Tree's arboreal fantasy is to be believed. As a tree, you can become a therapist, sprout a jetpack and blast into space, or conquer humanity, jumping over tanks and toppling skyscrapers.

Fallout 76 player glitches inside sealed Vault 63, begs Bethesda not to ban them
https://www.pcgamer.com/fallout-76-player-glitches-inside-sealed-vault-63-begs-bethesda-not-to-ban-them/
Bethesda banned players who snuck into Fallout 76's 'dev room' last month—so it's no wonder one player that accidentally accessed the sealed Vault 63 this weekend was worried about the developer taking action against their account. So far they haven't been punished, and they managed to grab plenty of photos from inside the vault before fast travelling out.

Microsoft Solitaire Collection adds a feature everyone has been waiting for: Leveling up
https://www.pcgamer.com/microsoft-solitaire-collection-adds-a-feature-everyone-has-been-waiting-for-leveling-up/
Somehow we missed this earth-shattering news when it was announced earlier this month. Microsoft Solitaire Collection, the version of Solitaire that comes free with Windows 10, is adding a leveling system. This news has been brought to us via the weirdly good video you can see above, which riffs off the famous "in a world" trailer for Comedian. To quote the video: "Solitaire is going to add a player leveling system with experience points and rewards."
>> WTF?

Beat Saber players were too fast for Steam VR
https://www.pcgamer.com/beat-saber-players-were-too-fast-for-steam-vr/
Valve has been forced to update the Steam VR beta in order to keep up with 'Beat Saber experts.' according to the patch notes, released on Friday.
"Increase limits of what we thought was humanly possible for controller motion based on tracking data from Beat Saber experts," the patch notes stated.
>> Valve underestimated what humans are capable of.

Mortal Kombat 11 director Ed Boon responds to roster leak
https://www.pcgamer.com/mortal-kombat-11-director-ed-boon-responds-to-roster-leak/
It appears that Mortal Kombat 11 has had most of its remaining roster revealed by way of leaked Steam achievements, last week.
The achievement list seems to confirm that Kung Lao, Cassie Cage, Frost, Kotal Kahn, Erron Black, Jacqu, and Jade—as well as a few new characters—will be joining the roster. While NetherRealm Studios has yet to confirm or deny last week's revelation, that hasn't stopped director Ed Boon from jumping on Twitter

The Division 2 open beta was seemingly revealed on a livestream
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-division-2-open-beta-was-seemingly-revealed-on-a-livestream/
An open beta for The Division 2 was all but confirmed by during an official livestream over the weekend.
The Division 2's developers and community team jumped into the private beta and streamed this weekend while chatting with the community and answering questions. In a clip captured by Reddit user TiniestBuckle, one of the devs is heard to say "we're going to fix that for the open beta" when addressing an issue currently in the game.

Total War: Three Kingdoms release date has been delayed
https://www.pcgamer.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-release-date-has-been-delayed/
Total War: Three Kingdoms has had its release date pushed back and will no longer be out on March 7. Instead, we can expect to see the game released on May 23.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

Tuesday news:

SALES & DEALS

APEX Legends surpasses 25 million players, over 2 million concurrent players peak
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/apex-legends-surpasses-25-million-players-over-2-million-concurrent-players-peak/
Respawn has announced that its free to play game, APEX Legends, has surpassed more than 25 million players and had well over 2 million concurrent players at its peak. APEX Legends seems to be doing great and it’s the game that has brought Respawn back to everyone’s radar.
Four days ago, Respawn stated that its free to play title had surpassed over 10 million players and had breached 1 million concurrent players.
In other words, in four days the game attracted 15 million players worldwide.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is free to play on Steam for the next two days
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/sid-meiers-civilization-vi-is-free-to-play-on-steam-for-the-next-two-days/
Firaxis and 2K Games have announced that Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is currently free to play on Steam for the next two days. This basically means that strategy fans can go ahead, download the game now and start playing the game until this limited offer ends.
>> It started yesterday, so you have a little more than 1 day left to try it and, if you want, buy it thanks to its 70% discount.

 

To celebrate the launch of the Strategic Command games on the store, GOG has the five games on sale, between 25 and 50% off for the next 6 days: https://www.gog.com/news/release_strategic_command_series

At Steam, there's a new daily deal as well as a new weeklong sale:

On the Humble Store, there are three new sales:

And at Fanatical, the new Star Deal is NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER, 63% off for the next 24 hours: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/naruto-to-boruto-shinobi-striker.

 

SOFTWARE/DRIVERS

JUMP FORCE is the latest PC release from Bandai Namco that does not use Denuvo
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/jump-force-is-the-latest-pc-release-from-bandai-namco-that-does-not-use-denuvo/
JUMP FORCE is a game that a lot of manga/anime fans are looking forward to. The game releases on February 15th, however its Ultimate Edition has been available for a while and we can confirm that the game will not be using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech.

Capcom has added a truckload of game soundtracks to Spotify
https://www.pcgamer.com/capcom-has-added-a-truckload-of-game-soundtracks-to-spotify/
Spotify's selection of videogame soundtracks recently got a massive infusion of Japanese music thanks to the Capcom Sound Team, which has dumped tons of Capcom soundtracks, new and old, onto the streaming service. Spotify's a good destination for game soundtracks if you're looking for something like Uncharted or Skyrim, but if you're looking for music from Zelda or Final Fantasy or most other big Japanese series, you're out of luck. But Capcom, apparently, is all aboard the Spotify train, as pointed out by Twitter user Walt.

 

MODS/EMULATORS

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes gets a HD ESRGAN AI-enhanced Texture Pack
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/metroid-prime-2-echoes-gets-a-hd-esrgan-ai-enhanced-texture-pack/
Resetera’s member ‘Bearborg ‘ has released a HD ESRGAN AI-enhanced texture pack for Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. Similarly to the HD texture pack for the first Metroid Prime game, this is for the Gamecube version and can only be enjoyed on the PC via the Dolphin emulator.
In other words, PC gamers can now enjoy remastered versions of both Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes thanks to emulators. And this, right here, is one of the main reasons why emulators are so important.
>> Find the download link (from Mega) and the instructions to make this mod work at the article.

 

GAMING NEWS

Crackdown 3’s destruction has been severely downgraded, comparison video between 2015 and 2019 builds
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/crackdown-3-destruction-has-been-severely-downgraded-comparison-video-between-2015-and-2019-builds/
Back in 2015, Crackdown 3 was advertised as the game that would show the power of the Cloud and that it would offer incredible destruction never before seen in any game. However, that was in 2015. The game will release in a couple of days and as we can see, the destruction system has been severely downgraded.
>> I'm shocked!.

OtherSide Entertainment has acquired the rights for System Shock 3 from Starbreeze
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/otherside-entertainment-has-acquired-the-rights-for-system-shock-3-from-starbreeze/
Starbreeze and OtherSide Entertainment have mutually agreed to sell back the publishing rights to OtherSide Entertainment for System Shock 3. According to the press release, Starbreeze expects to be fully reimbursed for costs the company has had in connection with development of the game.

Arma 3 will be free to play on Steam on February 14th for a limited time
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/arma-3-will-be-free-to-play-on-steam-on-february-14th-for-a-limited-time/
Bohemia Interactive has announced a free weekend for Arma 3. According to the press release, the Free Weekend will give Steam users access to the entire Arma 3 base game plus the Arma 3 Apex expansion content, and free Weekend participants will be able to carry over all of their save games and Steam Achievements when they decide to purchase the game.
>> The "make love, not war" slogan doesn't apply to Bohemia.

Release date and official PC system requirements announced for World War Z
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/release-date-and-official-pc-system-requirements-announced-for-world-war-z/
Saber Interactive has announced the release date for World War Z. According to the press release, this new co-op zombie multiplayer game will release on April 16th. Furthermore, Saber Interactive has revealed the game’s PC requirements via its Epic store page.

New gameplay footage released for Obsidian’s upcoming RPG, The Outer Worlds
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-gameplay-footage-released-for-obsidian-upcoming-rpg-the-outer-worlds/
GameInformer has released a new gameplay video for The Outer Worlds. In this video, The Outer Worlds’ co-director Tim Cain and lead designer Charles Staples show off new gameplay and talk about designing a satisfying RPG combat experience (inspired by Fallout: New Vegas) for Obsidian’s next game.

RAGE 2 – New official video shows 9 minutes of brand new pre-beta gameplay footage
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/rage-2-new-official-video-shows-9-minutes-of-brand-new-pre-beta-gameplay-footage/
Bethesda has released a brand new gameplay video for Rage 2, showing 9 minutes of new gameplay footage from the game’s pre-beta build. According to the developers, this video shows a lethal dance-off for a sweet new ability, a high-flying trip over a hostile open world, and a fight against a very angry man in a mech suit.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

Tuesday news, part two:

Neill Blomkamp hints at involvement with Anthem
https://www.pcgamer.com/neill-blomkamp-hints-at-involvement-with-anthem/
District 9 director Neill Blomkamp has certainly been making the rounds recently. Just last week we reported that he visited Creative Assembly's studio for a look at their new but so-far-unannounced FPS game and now it seems he has some involvement in Anthem, if a tweet this afternoon is anything to go by.

Apex Legends could soon get Solo and Duos modes
https://www.pcgamer.com/apex-legends-could-soon-get-solo-and-duos-modes/
Respawn's surprise hit battle royale Apex Legends only supports play in squads of three, which is a little unusual given that the other big-name games in the genre—Fortnite, PUBG, Blackout—offer solo and duo play as well as squads. But if the information dug up by Fortnite dataminer ShiinaBR (who is apparently now branching into Apex Legends) is correct, solo and duo modes are on the way to Apex, too.

Rainbow Six Siege's Australian map is a ramshackle service station on a lonely highway
https://www.pcgamer.com/rainbow-six-sieges-australian-map-is-a-ramshackle-service-station-on-a-lonely-highway/
Ubisoft confirmed late last week that Rainbow Six Siege year 4 season 1, Operation Burnt Shrimp on the Barbie, will take the team to the Australian outback. Now we've got our first look at the new map, "an homage to all the dusty service stations and motels that populate the forgotten highways of the continent, places filled with hardworking locals and specialty menu items you’ll find nowhere else."

Paradox may be teasing a new Vampire: The Masquerade game with a dating app ARG
https://www.pcgamer.com/paradox-vampire-the-masquerade-ARG/
There's a new dating app that appears to take the term 'thirsty' quite literally. It's called Tender, a "soulmate algorithm", and seeing as how its powered by Paradox Interactive (you can even sign in with an existing Paradox account) it's probably not really trying to set you up on a date. Considering the rather bloody nature of the app's announcement video, the fact that it asks your blood type before inviting you to match with sick people near you, and that Paradox owns White Wolf Publishing (which filed an interesting trademark just last year), this smells a lot like an ARG for a new Vampire: The Masquerade game. Maybe.

Try a demo for The Textorcist, the bullet hell typing tutor freelance exorcism game
https://www.pcgamer.com/try-a-demo-for-the-textorcist-the-bullet-hell-typing-tutor-freelance-exorcism-game/
The Textorcist: The Story of Ray Bibbia is a game that blends bullet hell action with high-speed typing in a weird tale about an exorcist-for-hire working the streets of a gritty, crime-ridden city in the 1990s. And you're not sure about that admittedly odd mix of genres, maybe you should take a minute to try out the free demo that's now available on Steam and GOG.

Bioware says 'we're definitely not done with Mass Effect'
https://www.pcgamer.com/bioware-says-were-definitely-not-done-with-mass-effect/
In a studio profile on Polygon, Anthem's executive producer Mike Darrah and general manager Casey Hudson suggest that Bioware still has faith in the Mass Effect series after Andromeda underwhelmed fans in 2017.

Peter Molyneux's new management sim lets you stick a gun on a skateboard and sell it
https://www.pcgamer.com/peter-molyneuxs-new-management-sim-lets-you-stick-a-gun-on-a-skateboard-and-sell-it/
In Peter Molyneux's latest game, you can design a skateboard-gun hybrid and then build a business out of it. Inspired by Molyneux's very first game, Entrepreneur, Legacy will let you go from tinkering in a shed to to running an industrial powerhouse. You split time between managing the business and flexing your creative muscles in the workshop.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

Here's another round of news:

SALES & DEALS

Darksiders 3 has broken even and performed within expectations
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/darksiders-3-has-broken-even-and-performed-within-expectations/
THQ Nordic has announced that Darksiders 3 has broken even and will – from now on – be considered a profitable product. The game has performed within management’s range of expectations and has recouped all investments made in development and marketing during its latest quarter.
THQ Nordic claimed that it will release several DLC’s in 2019 that will give the game a further boost. As such, and since the game was not a flop, THQ Nordic considers Darksiders one of the Group’s key IP’s.
>> It's a pity that they haven't given numbers.

 

GOG's midweek sale, Runs on your platform, is full of platformer games up to 84% off: https://www.gog.com/promo/20190213_midweek_sale

At Steam, there's a new daily deal and three Midweek Madness deals:

There's a new Humble Bundle, the Great GameMaker Games Bundle, available for the next 13 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/great-gamemaker-games-bundle

At Fanatical... well, there should be a new Star Deal, but the site isn't working right now, so I don't know what it is.

 

SOFTWARE/DRIVERS

The Epic Store has an offline mode now, development roadmap coming soon
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-epic-store-has-an-offline-mode-now/
Two basic features were absent at the launch of the Epic Games Store: cloud saving, which is supposed to come soon, and the ability to play games offline. Good news: the latter of the two was quietly added last week.
I can't find a way to manually switch to offline mode, but try this: close the Epic launcher (it doesn't seem to matter if you're signed in or not), disconnect from the internet, and launch it again. It'll let you know that it can't connect, and will give you the option to skip sign-in. Do that, and you should still be able to launch installed games, so long as they don't require a connection to play. I was able to launch Hades and What Remains of Edith Finch.

 

MODS/EMULATORS

New 4K/2K high quality photogrammetry textures released for Skyrim Special Edition
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/new-4k-2k-high-quality-photogrammetry-textures-released-for-skyrim-special-edition/
Modder ‘Pfuscher’ has released a new HD Texture Pack for Skyrim Special Edition. This new fan pack features 4K/2K high quality photogrammetry textures for landscapes, and is compatible with both “Skyrim 2017 – Landscape, towns, big stuff” and “Skyrim 2018 – A lot of stuff of everything”.
If you are using the aforementioned texture packs, you should first load the 2017 pack, then the 2018 pack and lastly the latest 2019 pack. Naturally, this texture pack will be incompatible with other texture packs that improve/tweak similar textures.
>> Download it from Nexus Mods.

 

GAMING NEWS

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Open Beta announced, begins on March 1st
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/tom-clancys-the-division-2-open-beta-announced-begins-on-march-1st/
Ubisoft has announced that the open beta phase for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will begin on March 1st. This beta will be available to everyone and will allow gamers to experience The Division 2 prior to its release. The open beta will end on March 4th and even though Ubisoft has not stated anything additional yet, we are pretty sure that its build will be identical to the one used for the Private Beta.

Confirmed: Call of Duty 2019 will have an entirely new campaign mode
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/confirmed-call-of-duty-2019-will-have-an-entirely-new-campaign-mode/
During its quarter investor call, Activision’s president Rob Kostich confirmed that Call of Duty 2019 will feature an entirely new campaign mode. This basically confirms the rumours that surfaced when Black Ops 4 was originally announced, so we are pretty sure that some single-player fans will be happy after hearing this.

THQ Nordic acquires Warhorse Studios, Kingdom Come: Deliverance has sold 2 million copies worldwide
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/thq-nordic-acquires-warhorse-studios-kingdom-come-deliverance-sold-2-million-copies-worldwide/
THQ Nordic/Koch Media announced that it has acquired award-winning Warhorse Studios, the studio behind Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Warhorse and Koch Media have also announced that the title has sold over 2 million copies across all platforms by now.
>> It's been Koch Media the one that bought them, so they're under Koch's umbrella, not THQ Nordic.

Authentic WWI squad-based first-person shooter, Tannenberg, is now available on Steam
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/authentic-wwi-squad-based-first-person-shooter-tannenberg-is-now-available-on-steam/
Blackmill Games has announced that Tannenberg is currently available on Steam. Tannenberg aims to bring the massive battles of the Eastern Front in WW1 to life with 64 players fighting for control of key sectors of the battlefield, each one offering a distinct strategic advantage.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

Part two of the news:

Neill Blomkamp is making a live-action Anthem short
https://www.pcgamer.com/neill-blomkamp-hints-at-involvement-with-anthem/
Update: The Anthem project hinted by Neill Blomkamp yesterday is a live-action short called Conviction: An Anthem Story. Give the teaser a watch above.
Details are sparse at the moment, but we'll be able to see what it's like living in Fort Tarsis and, of course, get to watch Freelancers and their Javelins getting into lots of fights as they carve a path to the leader of the Dominion, the Monitor.

The 2019 DICE Awards will be livestreamed tomorrow
https://www.pcgamer.com/dice-awards-livestream/
The 22nd Annual DICE Awards are being held tomorrow, February 13, at 8 pm PST. The 56 nominees were announced last month, spread across more than 20 categories, and since we've already had a few award shows covering 2018's multitude of games, you'll spot a lot of the usual suspects, including Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, and Assassin's Creed Odyssey. With six nominations for Obra Dinn, PC games are at least getting some love.

Here are the Jump Force PC system requirements
https://www.pcgamer.com/jump-force-pc-requirements/
The multi-manga fighting game Jump Force is bringing characters from Yu-Gi-Oh!, Bleach, One Piece, Dragon Ball, My Hero Academia, Rurouni Kenshin and Black Clover to fight it out on PC. What kind of PC specs will you need to make sure all that punching action runs smoothly? Bandai Namco has posted the system requirements and released an appropriately over-the-top launch trailer for everyone to enjoy.
>> Careful with the game, apparently it has terrible cut-scenes.

Obsidian wishes people would stop using The Outer Worlds to knock Fallout 76
https://www.pcgamer.com/obsidian-wishes-people-would-stop-using-the-outer-worlds-to-knock-fallout-76/
The Outer World's billing as "from the original creators of Fallout" seemed particularly pointed in light of Fallout 76's many problem—not to mention that Bethesda's latest Fallout abandoned the series' traditional single-player post-nuclear storytelling in favor of open-ended multiplayer base-building. But co-directors Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky told Game Informer that there's no anti-Bethesda strategy at play, and they don't like it when people use their game to bash someone else's.

Rainbow Six Siege just revamped all of its versions, now cheaper than ever
https://www.pcgamer.com/rainbow-six-siege-just-revamped-all-of-its-versions-now-cheaper-than-ever/
In the lead up to Rainbow Six Siege’s Year 4 kickoff later this week, Ubisoft has announced much needed housekeeping for the game’s many versions. This new consolidation lowers the average price of the game and eliminates the version we all tell our friends not to buy—the Starter Edition.
>> And it has a free weekend that will start tomorrow and end Feb 17th.

Metro Exodus will preload on Steam but not the Epic Games Store
https://www.pcgamer.com/metro-exodus-will-preload-on-steam-but-not-the-epic-games-store/
Metro Exodus is exclusive to the Epic Games Store, unless you pre-purchased it on Steam prior to January 29, in which case you'll get it on Steam. It's a little strange, but probably the least-awkward way to handle the awkwardness of switching platforms just a few weeks before release.
What's even stranger is that, according to the Metro Exodus Twitter account, people who get the game on Steam will be given a preload period, but those on Epic's store will not.

Apex Legends players have discovered a secret monster
https://www.pcgamer.com/apex-legends-players-have-discovered-a-secret-monster/
Since its launch last week, players have been discovering cute little Loch Ness dolls hidden around Apex Legends' map. It's in keeping with a Respawn tradition. Similar mini-Nessie (Nessy in Apex) dolls were hidden in Titanfall maps back when.
As is instinct when spotting anything cute in a game, Apex players shot the doll to see what happened. And something did: "A Nessy Appears..." shows up in the killfeed.

Activision Blizzard lays off hundreds of employees
https://www.pcgamer.com/activision-blizzard-layoffs-have-reportedly-begun/
During today's Activision Blizzard fourth quarter results conference call, CEO Bobby Kotick announced that the company had a record year in 2018, and that it will "reduce complexity and duplication," confirming reports of impending layoffs.

Activision says Blizzard has no major new games coming in 2019
https://www.pcgamer.com/activision-says-blizzard-has-no-major-new-games-coming-in-2019/
In its quarterly earnings call today, Activision announced record income, as well as layoffs for hundreds of employees. Its outlook for income in 2019 is lower, and part of that comes from Blizzard, which will apparently not be releasing any new, significant games this year.

Blizzard is hiring more Diablo devs to work on 'several projects'
https://www.pcgamer.com/blizzard-is-hiring-more-diablo-devs-to-work-on-several-projects/
"Diablo's development headcount will grow substantially as the teams work on several projects underway for the franchise, as well as the global launch for Diablo Immortal," said Johnson.
>> Diablo Immortal...

Activision parted with Destiny 2 because 'it was not meeting financial expectations'
https://www.pcgamer.com/activision-parted-with-destiny-2-because-it-was-not-meeting-our-financial-expectations/
Activision Blizzard's quarterly earnings call took place today, and during the Q&A session at the end, Activision COO Coddy Johnson was asked for "more color" on parting ways with Bungie and the Destiny franchise. According to Johnson, the decision came down to three reasons.

Chucklefish boss says Sony is responsible for lack of PS4 crossplay
https://www.pcgamer.com/chucklefish-boss-says-sony-is-responsible-for-lack-of-ps4-crossplay/
The CEO of Chucklefish has responded to Sony's claims that Playstation 4 crossplay is available to any devs and publishers that request it.
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Tiy, Chucklefish's CEO responded to the claim on Resetera, "We made many requests for crossplay (both through our account manager and directly with higher ups) all the way up until release month. We were told in no uncertain terms that it was not going to happen."

Konami stops PES 2019 in-game currency sales in Belgium
https://www.pcgamer.com/konami-stops-pes-2019-in-game-currency-sales-in-belgium/
Konami has announced that it's halting the sale of Pro Evolution Soccer 2019's in-game currency in Belgium.
The sale of myClub Coins will cease across all platforms once the 'necessary preparations are made.' Any previously purchased myClub Coins can be used as normal and the currency will continue to be rewarded for playing the game but players will no longer be able to purchase them with real money.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

My PSU is hissing. Sounds like a dial-up modem gone bad, really. I thought it could be a poorly connected power cable making electricity arch, but it doesn't seem to be the case. PC crashed soon after I started to run a stress test. Back to buying new parts, I guess?



 

 

 

 

 

I fear so. Do you have a spare PSU to use while you get a new one? Personally, I would get rid of the faulty one as soon as possible.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

Found this while wasting some time, and I thought it could be an interesting topic

And it's a real review: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197974906336/recommended/289070/

Doesn't 2K have enough with the money they get from the game and the tons of DLCs they're launching for it that now they're doing this? Seriously, they're going to far.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

Damn, they actually had no shame to put something like that in EULA. Fuck'em.



JEMC said:
I fear so. Do you have a spare PSU to use while you get a new one? Personally, I would get rid of the faulty one as soon as possible.

My brother won't lend me his. So, no RE2 second run for Teddie here anytime soon. The shit thing is is that I'm exceptionally having lots and lots of spare time this week.

It's actually weird. You can notice the noise shifting about as the PC draws more or less power. I've had a PSU capacitor explode on me years ago, so I'm really wary of this stuff and have ordered a new one already.