SALES & DEALS
Win a trip to actual space by playing a lot of Warframe
Of all of the ways to find yourself on a spaceship, playing a lot of Warframe might be the cheapest. At Tennocon 2019, developer Digital Extremes announced a contest to win $250,000 towards a trip to space.
Contestants can earn extra chances to win by playing Warframe every day. The contest runs until December 31, 2019, so you have plenty of time to grind your heart out to become a true spaceninja. The contest is a pretty clever way to encourage players to jump into Warframe, but I'm curious to hear more details about the prize itself.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Surviving Mars are your early unlocks for August's Humble Monthly
You can now download and play Warhorse Studio's medieval RPG, Kingdom Come: Deliverance as well as sci-fi strategy, Surviving Mars, as the early unlocks for August's Humble Monthly if you're a subscriber.
GOG's weekly sale, named The Baguette Days, focuses on games made in France with up to 90% discounts: https://www.gog.com/promo/20190709_french_week
- ARK: Survival Evolved is the new Star Deal, 69% off for the next 48 hours: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/ark-survival-evolved
- The new Men of War Assault Bundle contains 6 games plus 6 DLCs split in two tiers of 3 items or 12 items. It will be available for the next 14 days: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/men-of-war-assault-bundle
- The Lucius Complete Bundle with 4 games and 2 DLCs is 84% off for the next 14 days: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/lucius-complete-bundle
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1 driver adds official support for Image Sharpening & Anti-Lag
AMD has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.1 driver adds official support for both Image Sharpening and Anti-Lag.
Going into more details, Image Sharpening can be enabled for DirectX 9, DirectX 11 and Vulkan games on AMD Radeon RX 5700 series graphics and provides contrast-adaptive sharpening combined with optional GPU upscaling that helps draw out detail and provide crisp-looking visuals.
On the other hand, Anti-Lag is compatible with AMD Radeon GCN-based discrete graphics and newer, can be enabled for DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 games and improves input-to-display response time with up to 31% reduction in lag.
It’s also worth noting that this new driver adds an Automatic Low Latency Mode, allowing supported graphics products to communicate with your connected TV and enter low-latency (gaming) mode automatically, as well as Settings Snapshot which is a new feature that allows you to create, save and load your custom settings and configurations for Radeon Settings.
>> Available from here.
Star Wars KOTOR gets a 3GB ESRGAN AI-enhanced HD Texture Pack, overhauling all of its characters
Now here is something that passed under my radar. Modder ‘Red11BY’ has released an ESRGAN AI-enhanced HD Texture Pack for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. This texture pack overhauls every NPC and armor textures in the game by using the well known AI techniques that surfaced recently.
Going into more details, this AI-enhanced HD Texture Pack for Star Wars KOTOR is 3GB in size and adds HD textures for every NPC, as well as for every male and female armor in the game. By using ESRGAN, the modder has upscaled the original textures to 2048×2048 resolution.
All you have to do in order to install this pack is download it from here and then drop the .tga files into the “Override” folder (if it does not exist create one) in swkotor folder.
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 gets a 4.6GB ESRGAN AI-enhanced HD Texture Pack
This AI-enhanced texture pack is created by Red11BY; the same man behind the pack for the first Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
According to the modder, this pack features HD textures for every NPC(Human,Alien,Droid) as well as for every male and female armor in the game.
Similarly to the previous pack, Red11BY used ESRGAN to upscale the textures to 2048×2048 resolution. As such, the newly introduced textures look sharper and retain all the art style of the original versions.
>> Get it from Nexus Mods.
Bloodborne combat mod released for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Bloodborne and Sekiro fans, here is something for you today. Modder ‘thefifthmatt’ released a brand new mod that changes your combat capabilities to be more like Bloodborne. This basically means that gamers will have to approach each enemy and boss with a different strategic mindset as you’ll have to rely more on your dash abilities (instead of deflecting every attack).
Going into more details, and as its description reads, this mod allows players to use dash to prevent damage, and block/deflect does no longer prevent damage. According to the modder, this makes some bosses easier and others harder as you’ll to approach the game now like Bloodborne.
>> This mod is also available from Nexus Mods.
Halo: Combat Evolved SPV3.2 mod released, features improved graphics, gameplay and new missions
Back in 2017, we informed you about Halo Custom Edition SPV3.1; a total overhaul mod for the first Halo game on the PC. And today, we are happy to report that, after two whole years, its development team has released a brand new version of it.
Halo: Combat Evolved SPV3.2 comes with improved graphics as it adds support for per-object Motion Blur, animation interpolations in order to smooth out the 30fps animations when playing at higher framerates, Volumetric Lighting and support for MXAO.
As we’ve already reported, SPV3 is not just a graphics overhaul mod as it comes with new weapons, enemies, vehicles, areas to explore and levels, as well as easter eggs and skulls which add new twists onto the gameplay.
Furthermore, and as the team noted, Halo Combat Evolved SPV3.2 brings numerous updates to all 11 prior missions to SPV3, plus 6 new missions to the game.
>> Get it from Reddit.
Dying Light, Crysis 3, Battlefield 4 & Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture with Ray Tracing Global Illumination
These past few weeks we’ve been showcasing numerous games that were visually improved by Pascal Gilcher’s ray traced Global Illumination method/solution for ReShade. And today, since it’s a slow news day, we are bringing you four games that have been showcased with this alpha Reshade version. These games are Dying Light, Crysis 3, Battlefield 4 and Everybody’s Gone to Rapture.
Gears 5 PC Technical Test begins on July 17th, official PC requirements revealed
The Coalition has announced that the PC technical test for Gears 5 will begin on July 17th. The team revealed that there will be two Technical Test periods, and also revealed the game’s official PC requirements that you can find below.
New gameplay trailer for One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows showcases some of its characters
Bandai Namco has released a new gameplay trailer for One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows, in which it showcases some of the characters that will be featured in this upcoming 3v3 fighting game that is based on the popular anime/manga.
Warframe: Empyrean expansion lets you siege and steal enemy ships
Empyrean is the latest upcoming expansion of the Warframe universe. Soon you will have the opportunity to actually become a space ninja and ninjas, as we know, play for free.
Black Mesa – Complete Xen and Gonarch’s Lair chapters coming to beta branch on August 1st
The Black Mesa team has announced that all of the Xen and Gonarch’s Lair chapters will be coming to the beta branch of Black Mesa on August 1st. Not only that, but the team promises to release the remaining levels for this amazing remake of the classic Half-Life game in the coming weeks, something that will please a lot of PC gamers.
ONE PIECE Pirate Warriors 4 is officially coming to the PC in 2020
Bandai Namco has officially announced that ONE PIECE Pirate Warriors 4 will be coming to the PC in 2020. In order to celebrate this announcement, the publisher has released the game’s teaser trailer that you can find below.
Earth Defense Force 5 is officially coming to the PC in July 2019, PC requirements revealed
D3 Publisher has officially announced that Earth Defense Force 5 is officially coming to the PC later this month. The publisher has launched the game’s Steam store page, revealing also its official PC requirements.
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