SALES & DEALS
GTA 5 has sold nearly 110 million copies
GTA 5 is still selling well six years after it launched on consoles and four years after it finally appeared on PC. On a recent earnings call, publisher Take-Two noted that sales of GTA 5 have outperformed so far this year, while GTA Online continues to grow, with earnings exceeding expectations. Not bad for a game that came out in the last console generation.
The open-world caper has nearly hit 110 million sales, which is an absurdly high number, but perhaps not all that surprising given how it never seems to leave the Steam top sellers list.
GOG.com is offering the first Witcher game for free
The first Witcher game is currently available for free to players with a GOG.com account. In an effort to promote the spin-off game derived from within the Witcher trilogy, Gwent, GOG.com has included an enhanced edition of the first game as a signing-on bonus of sorts.
If you have a GOG.com account, follow this link and click on the big ‘Subscribe and Claim’ orange button to secure your free copy. Once you have downloaded the site’s client, GOG Galaxy, you can then proceed to subscribe to their official newsletter. As part of the promotion, you will also need to add the game Gwent to your GOG.com games library (an installation is not required). This game is also free.
>> The article missed an "again". I mean, who hasn't gotten the game for free?
At Steam we have two daily deals and a new weeklong sale:
- The first daily deal is Galactic Civilizations III, 85% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/226860/Galactic_Civilizations_III/
- Jagged Alliance: Rage! is 50% off for the next 50 hours: https://store.steampowered.com/app/463170/Jagged_Alliance_Rage/
- The first of the 6 weeklong deals to be mentioned is Armored Kitten, 20% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/713530/Armored_Kitten/
- Vigilantes gets a 30% discount: https://store.steampowered.com/app/545600/Vigilantes/
- You've just read how many copies has GTA V sold, but if you still don't have it, here's your chance thanks to a 50% discount: https://store.steampowered.com/app/271590/Grand_Theft_Auto_V/
- The Long Reach is 75% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/584990/The_Long_Reach/
- Painkiller Complete Pack, with 14 items between games and DLCs, is 80% off: https://store.steampowered.com/sub/35563/
- And Fearful Symmetry & The Cursed Prince gets a 90% discount: https://store.steampowered.com/app/725080/Fearful_Symmetry__The_Cursed_Prince/
At Fanatical, there are a bunch of games on sale:
- The Star Deal is Watch Dogs 2, 87% off for the next 24 hours: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/watch-dogs-2
- The May Madness sale has started! With lots of games on sale, plus the code MAY10,that will give you an extra 10% off:
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.5.1 optimized for RAGE 2, does no longer support the Mantle API
AMD has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards, According to the release notes, the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.5.1 driver is optimized for RAGE 2 and increases performance by up to 16% on an AMD Radeon VII GPU.
This driver also fixes some flickering issues with the performance metrics overlay when playing back protected content with this feature enabled, addresses an application hang in Doom during launch on AMD XConnect Technology system configurations as well as some texture flickering or corruption issues in various games on Radeon RX Vega series graphics products when using the Vulkan API.
It’s also worth noting that AMD is discontinuing support for its Mantle API. As the red team noted, support for AMD Mantle API Technology has been discontinued starting with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.5.1, and users who wish to continue to use AMD Mantle API Technology may do so with prior supported Radeon Software releases.
>> Available from here.
RAGE 2 runs like a charm on older CPUs + 4K Screenshots + PC Gameplay Footage
RAGE 2 releases tomorrow and since there are a lot of PC gamers wondering how the PC version looks and performs, we’ve decided to share below some 4K screenshots on Ultra settings, as well as a video showing 10 minutes of PC gameplay footage from it.
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is timed-exclusive on Epic Games Store, new PC gameplay footage surfaces
Take-Two announced today that the new game from the creator of Assassin’s Creed, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, will be timed-exclusive on the Epic Games Store. Moreover, and contrary to the six-month exclusivity period for Borderlands 3, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey will come out on Steam one year after its release on the Epic Games Store.
>> I understand the decision this time because, from what I've seen of the game, I think the money they've gotten from the exclusivity is going to be crucial to avoid it from being a commercial disaster.
Dauntless is another Epic Games Store exclusive, releasing on May 21st
Phoenix Labs today announced the release date for its flagship game Dauntless. According to the press release, this new monster hunting title will launch on May 21st on the PC via the Epic Games Store. Moreover, there is no mention of bringing it to Steam, so this isn’t a timed-exclusive title on Epic’s launcher.
The Division 2 Title Update #3 now available for download, full patch release notes
Ubisoft has just released massive new update for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. According to the release notes, title update #3 introduces the first two Classified Assignments and a new Raid mode called Operation Dark Hours, as well as the second Apparel event.
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