SALES & DEALS
Steam has two new daily deals:
- The Early Access title Subsistence is 20% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/418030/Subsistence/
- Supraland, that has a demo, is 33% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/813630/Supraland/
Fanatical has two new deals:
- Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Gold Edition is 70% off for the next 48 hours. Obviously for UPlay: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/assassin-s-creed-odyssey-gold-edition
- That's part of a larger Ubisoft sale, with up to 90% discounts for the next 14 days: https://www.fanatical.com/en/publishers/ubisoft
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
The latest version of Denuvo anti-tamper tech, Denuvo 6.0, has been cracked
For the past couple months, a lot of publishers were able to secure their PC games by using the latest version of the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. And while it has taken crackers a while, it appears that this latest version, which is now called Denuvo 6.0, has been cracked.
Earlier yesterday, a specific game cracking group was able to crack the latest version of Total War: Three Kingdoms. Total War: Three Kingdoms was updated one week ago to version 1.1.0 (which could mean that it has the latest version of Denuvo) and… as you may have guessed… the cracked version is based on version 1.1.0.
Fiverr's freelance dev platform sounds liberating but won't solve crunch
Online freelancer platform Fiverr is expanding into game development services, creating a new store where freelance animators, game designers and composers can sell their skills to interested developers. A freelance marketplace isn't normally something that I'd cover, but my interest was piqued when Fiverr cited burnout at big companies as a reason why people in the industry might want to go freelance. I wondered what a company that romanticises graft thought about crunch, one of game development's most pervasive problems.
This free open-source tool can help game developers make procedural ivy
There are plenty of tools to help game developers create environmental objects, like SpeedTree, which has famously been used to help make the trees in everything from The Witcher 3 to Assassin's Creed Origins. Game designer Robert Yang has just released a new open-source tool that can help developers create ivy and spread it over surfaces without having to do every inch by hand. It's called Hedera, and it's built on code originally written by Thomas Luft in 2006, which "strongly affirms the value of open source dev" as Yang put it on Twitter.
Starcraft: Mass Recall is a fan remake of the first StarCraft in StarCraft 2, version 7.1 available for download
Starcraft fans, here is a project you really need to download and play. The team behind Starcraft: Mass Recall has released a brand new version, allowing players to experience the first Starcraft games in the Starcraft 2 Engine.
According to its description, Starcraft: Mass Recall is a project that recreates the classic Starcraft and Brood War gameplay as well as the entire single-player campaigns within the Starcraft 2 engine. This basically means that Starcraft: Mass Recall features 68 maps, 59 from the original Brood War game, 3 that were hidden or deleted on various Starcraft supports, and 6 from the 1998 demo campaign.
What’s really great here is that this mod can be used with any Starcraft 2 version, including the free Starter edition. As such, you won’t have to purchase the game in order to experience this fan remake of these classic strategy games.
>> Available from here.
I feasted on fishermen and chewed on cab drivers with this GTA 5 shark mod
Maneater, the Shark RPG from Tripwire Interactive, is due out sometime this year. But if you just can't wait another minute to swim around and chomp on innocent people, there's another option! Modder JulioNIB is developing a Maneater script for GTA 5, and while it's still a work in progress (and only currently available to subscribers of his Patreon), it's already some good, gory, silly fun. I took it for a swim this week and discovered what life is like for a very hungry shark in Los Santos. (...) The mod also includes (with permission) the script functions from the Dismemberment Mod, which means after you've chewed on a citizen for a few seconds you'll actually bite them in half, and then be able to snack on their top and lower halves separately. It's gross! It's also funny. And delicious.
Biotope promises to be the most realistic Aquarium simulator, coming to Steam Early Access on July 23rd
Now here is something a bit different. 2tainment has announced that Biotope, the first and only photorealistic aquarium simulator to date, will be coming to Steam Early Access on July 23rd. In order to celebrate this announcement, the publisher has released a new gameplay trailer that you can find below.
Blast from the past: SolSeraph now available on Steam, Blazing Chrome releases later today
16-bit fans, here are two games for you today. SEGA released yesterday the spiritual successor to ActRaiser, SolSeraph, and The Arcade Crew plans to release its retro 16-bit platform game, Blazing Chrome, later today. In order to celebrate these releases, both SEGA and The Arcade Crew have released the launch trailers for these two games, and you can find them below.
Psychonauts 2 has been delayed until 2020
Double Fine has just announced that Psychonauts 2 will not be released in 2019. Instead, the game has been delayed until 2020 as the team is now targeting next year for release (the game will still remain a multi-platform game, despite the fact that Double Fine is now one of the first-party Xbox Game studios).
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey director Patrice Désilets talks about his upcoming game
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the forthcoming third-person survival game by Panache Digital Games. Patrice Désilets, the game director, has recently given an interview to Stephen Totilo of Kotaku.
>> Read here the interview.
Monster Hunter World Patch July 18th will add official support for NVIDIA DLSS technology
Capcom has announced that its upcoming patch, which will go live on July 18th, will add official support for NVIDIA’s DLSS technology. DLSS stands for Deep Learning Super Sampling and is a feature that only the latest RTX graphics cards support.
SPIDERS’ action RPG, Greedfall, releases on September 10th
Focus Home Interactive has announced that the new action RPG that SPIDERS is currently working on, Greedfall, will release on September 10th. In order to celebrate this announcement, the publisher has also released a new trailer that you can find below.
Anthem July 10th PTS Update released, brings numerous bug fixes, full patch notes revealed
Bioware has released a brand new update for Anthem on its Public Test Server. According to the team, this brand new update comes with a number of bug fixes that have been reported by PC gamers while testing the previous PTS patch.
3D Realms’ Ion Maiden has been renamed to Ion Fury, releases on August 15th, gets new trailer
3D Realms has announced that Ion Maiden, the old-school first-person shooter developed by Voidpoint and published by 3D Realms and 1C Entertainment, will release under a new title to avoid legal issues with a certain popular heavy metal band.
Ion Maiden will be now called Ion Fury, will be fully released on August 15th, and a brand new trailer has been released for it.
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