Let's start another week with the news of these last few days:
SALES & DEALS
Steam's Top 10
- Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
- RAGE 2
- Grand Theft Auto V
- PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
- A Plague Tale: Innocence
- RAGE 2 - Deluxe Edition
- RAGE 2
- No Man's Sky
- Risk of Rain 2
Minecraft has sold 176 million copies, may be the best-selling game ever
Microsoft took the opportunity of Minecraft's 10th anniversary to announce their new AR game Minecraft Earth, and also casually mention that Mojang's voxel-em-up has now sold 176 million copies. That's across all platforms of course, including Minecraft: Pocket Edition on mobile, and it means Minecraft might now be the best-selling game of all time.
It's impossible to say for sure because nobody's willing to say exactly how many copies Tetris has sold, with estimated figures varying from 170 million to 425 million—depending who's doing the counting and which of the many versions available count as real Tetris.
The only other game to have crossed the 100 million line is Grand Theft Auto 5, which has sold 110 million copies.
Borderlands 3 has also been removed from the Epic Games Store Mega Sale
Following Paradox Interactive’s example, 2K Games has decided to remove Borderlands 3 from the Epic Games Store Mega Sale. While you still can pre-order the game, the initial $10 discount does no longer apply. Some say that Epic’s additional $10 discount is still on effect so you still may get it cheaper, and we expect 2K Games to honour all those that were quick enough to take advantage of the sale and pre-order the game.
What this ultimately means is that Borderlands 3, Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 and Oxygen Not Included have been removed from the Epic Mega Sale. Not only that, but Ubisoft’s games are nowhere to be found (this is mainly due to some issue with the interaction between the Epic Games Store and Uplay, however it’s worth pointing out that the games are no longer available on Epic’s store).
>> How in the world do you make a sale on your store and not inform the publishers that you're going to put their games on sale, forcing them to do things like this?
Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Kingdom Come: Deliverance at lowest-ever prices in GMG sale
Green Man Gaming is celebrating its ninth birthday by releasing a batch of new deals every day—and right now you can grab games such as Shadow of the Tomb Raider, RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance and shop sim Moonlighter at their lowest-ever prices.
In today's selection of deals, Shadow the Tomb Raider is 60% off at $24/£18 for the next 48 hours. Hitman 2 is also on sale at a low price—57% off, $24/£19—and My Time at Portia is discounted too.
>> Some of those deals aren't available anymore, but there are new games on sale. Check them out! https://www.greenmangaming.com/
GOG starts the week with two new deals:
- The first one is the weekly sale, with up to 95% discounts: https://www.gog.com/promo/20190520_weekly_sale
- The second deal, that will also last 7 days, is the Plug In Digital & Dear Villagers Publisher Week, that feature over 80% discounts: https://www.gog.com/promo/20190520_plug_in_digital
Steam features two new daily deals:
- Castle Story is 60% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/227860/Castle_Story/
- Layers of Fear is 80% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/391720/Layers_of_Fear/
And now let's check Fanatical:
- The new Star Deal is ... no idea yet. You better check it out in a while.
- Team17 has its games on sale, up to 90% off for another 4 days: https://www.fanatical.com/en/publishers/team17-digital-ltd
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
Into the Breach and FTL are now on Origin Access Basic, Tropico 6 on Premier
Into the Breach and FTL, two of the best indie games on PC, made their way to the basic tier of Origin Access this week, while Tropico 6 and tactics game Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden came to the Premier version.
Subscribers to the basic tier, which is $30/£20 a year or $5/£4 a month, also got black-and-white puzzler Shift Quantum and Taiwanese horror game Detention, which Andy was a big fan of. Into the Breach, our 2018 game of the year, and FTL were both made by Subset Games—EA opened up Origin Access to third parties last year.
Tropico 6, a solid entry to the city building series, and the XCOM-like Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden are part of the much pricier Origin Access Premier, which is $100/£90.
CEMU 1.15.7 will be available to everyone on May 24th, full release notes revealed
The team behind the best Nintendo WiiU emulator, CEMU, has released a brand new version of it. CEMU 1.15.7 is currently available to all Patreon backers and will be made available to everyone else on May 24th.
According to the release notes, CEMU 1.15.7 adds visual indicator at game boot which displays the used controller profiles and controller low battery warning, and makes Global precompiled shader setting no longer reset to auto.
Furthermore, this latest version of CEMU optimizes recompilation. improves the accuracy and behavior of GX2WaitForFlip + GX2SwapScanBuffers and fixes an issue where Cemu would crash if a game setup invalid shaders.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild mods can now customize Link's skin, add entire custom maps
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild mods have been incredible since the beginning, when the Wii U emulator Cemu first made the game playable on PC. These days it's very playable, to the tune of 4K, 60 fps, and you can even play it in first-person.
Most of the character mods were, naturally, ridiculous, replacing Link entirely or swapping his motorcycle for a rideable Sonic the Hedgehog. But modding progress continues to be amazing, and with a graphics pack it's now possible to extensively customize the look of Breath of the Wild, from its foggy skies right down to the color of Link's hair and skin.
Quake 3, Grand Theft Auto 5 & IV, F.E.A.R. & more with Reshade real-time ray tracing Global Illumination
YouTube’s ‘EiermannTelevision’ has shared some videos, showing Quake 3, Carmageddon, Grand Theft Auto 5, Grand Theft Auto 4, Half Life, F.E.A.R. and Star Wars Jedi Outcast with the latest Reshade mod that adds real-time ray tracing Global Illumination effects.
As we’ve already stated, this new Reshade (which is currently in an alpha stage) is being created by Pascal Gilcher and allows PC gamers to enable ray traced Global Illumination in all DX9, DX10 and DX11 games.
This NieR Automata mod for Dark Souls 3 allows you to play as 2B
Created by modder ‘Forsakensilver’, this mod replaces the Fallen Knight set with 2B’s 3D model from NieR Automata. This mod is the ported version of the Sekiro’s 2B mod that we have recently reported (so be sure to also download that one if you are playing Sekiro).
In short, this is just a 3D model swapper and nothing more. Still, I’m almost certain that a number of players will be interested in it. 2B’s 3D model suits the game’s atmosphere and does not feel visually and aesthetically out of place (okay okay, it does not make sense to have a robot-girl with a skirt in a game like Dark Souls 3 but still).
>> Available from Nexus Mods.
Skyrim Together modders reveal death threats from community
The team behind co-op mod Skyrim Together has received "multiple direct death threats" from members of its community, it has revealed.
In the mod's May report one modder, Yamashi, apologized for saying last month that the team "[doesn't] owe the community anything". The team said Yamashi's comments were "poorly written and a result of a lot of pressure and frustration"—but that pressure came partly from fans "harassing" them, with some going as far as to send death threats, they said.
>> That's sad.
Capcom is currently developing numerous games using the RE ENGINE
Capcom has announced that it is currently working on numerous games that will be powered by the RE Engine. The RE Engine was used in Resident Evil 7, Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil 2 Remake, and has been able to provide amazing visuals and impressive performance on current-gen hardware.
Warframe The Jovian Concord is coming to the PC next week as a free update
Digital Extremes announced that the new The Jovian Concord update, a full graphic overhaul of the Tenno-favorite Jupiter tileset (AKA ‘Gas City’) now with reworked environments and gameplay, will be coming to the PC next week as a free update.
>> You've probably guessed it, but this will happen this week.
Ghostbusters Remastered rated in Korea for the PC, registered by Epic Games Korea
It appears that a remastered version of Ghostbusters is currently under development as it was rated by the Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee. Now what is really interesting here is that Epic Games Korea applied for the rating, something that could perhaps indicate an upcoming Epic Games Store exclusive release.
QLOC will remove the 30fps lock from Mortal Kombat 11, Patch #3 available for download
QLOC has released the third patch for the PC version of Mortal Kombat 11, and announced that it is currently working on removing the 30fps lock from it. This news comes after the release of a mod that removed the 30fps cap, so it appears that we have to thanks the modder for this upcoming official framerate fix.
THQ Nordic will reveal two unannounced games for beloved franchises at E3 2019
THQ Nordic has announced that it will reveal two new unannounced games for beloved franchises at E3 2019. The first game is a remake of a galactically beloved game/franchise, while the second is a new vision of a beloved franchise.
>> shikamaru317 made a thread about it.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection public flighting to likely begin after E3 2019
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a collection that a lot of PC gamers are looking forward. However, it appears that its first public flighting will not be happening soon. According to 343 Industries’ ske7ch343, the first public flighting will most likely begin after E3 2019.
>> What do you think, date announcement during the PC Gaming Show?
Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered Update 1.03 adjusts lighting in cutscenes, improves ultra-wide monitor support
Ubisoft has released a brand new update for the remastered version of Assassin’s Creed 3. According to the release notes, update 1.03 adjusts lighting in cutscenes in order to improve how character faces, skin and hair look throughout the game.
Gears of War 5 to be released in September 2019 according to latest rumours
E3 2019, the biggest gaming event, will begin in less than a month and a lot of rumours surfaced today regarding some of Microsoft’s titles. NeoGAF’s member ‘Braldryr’ is the source of this rumour, suggesting that Gears of War 5, also known as Gears 5, will be released in September 2019.
Report: Cyberpunk 2077 release date to be unveiled at Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference
Back in March 2019, we informed you about the possibility of CD Projekt RED revealing Cyberpunk 2077’s release date at E3 2019. CD Projekt RED claimed back then at E3 2019 will be really important to it, and it appears that we were right.
>> Well, that's going to be my most important reason to watch their conference.
Halo: Infinite targets a Holiday 2020 release, Age of Empires IV targets a 2020 release
As you may have guessed, NeoGAF’s ‘Braldryr’ has shared a lot of interesting details about a variety of games, which is why we’ve dedicated specific stories on those that we believe will interest most of you. Alongside the Cyberpunk 2077 and Gears 5 rumours, Braldryr shared some details about Halo: Infinite and Age of Empires IV.
>> It would be about time to finally see what they've prepared for AoE4.
First official in-game trailer released for F1 2019
Codemasters has just released the first official in-game trailer for F1 2019. As the press release reads, this trailer showcases a stunning visual uplift and features the official F1 theme music written by composer Brian Tyler, focusing on intense rivalries as the drivers jostle for position in the heat of the battle.
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