Quantcast
Carzy Zarx's PC gaming emporium - Catch up on all the latest PC Gaming related news

Forums - PC Discussion - Carzy Zarx's PC gaming emporium - Catch up on all the latest PC Gaming related news

Zarx changed his avatar again. Thoughts?

Noice 242 62.37%
 
So soon? I just got used to the last one 13 3.35%
 
it sucks 21 5.41%
 
Your cropping skills are lacking 13 3.35%
 
Too noisy, can't tell WTF it even is 11 2.84%
 
Meh 27 6.96%
 
Total:327
Pemalite said:
Chazore said:

They also don't require your game run via another layer of DRM, unlike Ubisoft who does, even for older games like Creed II and Anno 2070

Don't forget that uDontPlay is forced upon the user whether they like it or not, regardless of where you purchase the game like on Steam.
That kind of tactic legit shits me off. Hated it when Microsoft did it with Games for Windows Live! And I hate that Ubisoft pushes that same angle.

As an individual... I am not Anti-DRM. Steam is DRM that generally works and works well and doesn't get in the way.
But what I do hate is bullshit DRM... And Ubisoft is an expert at it to the point where I asked Steam to refund me a heap of Ubisoft games and remove those games from my library.

Yeah, it pissed me off when I discovered that they hooked it to their older games, just like Creed II, what a surprise that was. Rather than hooking their newer titles, they've seemingly hooked them all. 

I've still not forgotten the time I downloaded Creed III from Steam, only for Uplay to demand a client install, to which their client then told me with a straight face, that the game wasn't installed anywhere, and that I needed to download the game yet again from their own client, but I wouldn't be able to use the Steam version, as it "didn't exist", according to Ubisoft/Uplay. I've never ever had a client pull that kind of move on me before, and so far it's only been Uplay to pull that on me. 

I also hate MS for making my Resi ORC a completely unplayable digital paperweight on Win 10, thanks to the inept GFWL. If I so much as try to install an older GFWL patch, it'll lock me entirely out of the XBL network, which in turn kills any connection to their own storefront, as well as MC Windows 10. That Resi game is dead to me forever, all thanks to a sodding piece of trite DRM. Steam is DRM, but it's no where as bad as GFWL and Denuvo, as well as Uplay. 

I would prefer no DRM from all sides, but Steam so far is the only one who plays it safe with theirs. GoG Galaxy is entirely optional, while clients like B.net are not, with most of their games being always online, the new CoD included. 



                                       

Around the Network

Thursday news:

SALES & DEALS

Steam's daily deal is Total War: ATTILA, 80% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/325610/Total_War_ATTILA/

Fanatical has two new deals:

 

SOFTWARE/DRIVERS

New Windows 10 update available, featuring security fixes for two Spectre variants and L1TF
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/new-windows-10-update-available-featuring-security-fixes-for-two-spectre-variants-and-l1tf/
Microsoft has announced that Intel has completed software validations and have started to release new microcode for current CPU platforms that will protect users against two Spectre variants and L1TF.
The first Spectre variant is called Rogue System Register Read and the second one is Speculative Store Bypass. For those unaware, L1TF stands for L1 Terminal Fault.
As Microsoft noted, this update is a standalone update that is targeted at Windows 10, version 1809 (Windows 10 October 2018 Update) and Windows Server 2019. This update also includes Intel microcode updates that were already released for these operating systems at the time of release to manufacturing (RTM).

First screenshots for 3DMark Port Royal real-time ray tracing benchmark, releasing in January 2019
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/first-screenshots-for-3dmark-port-royal-real-time-ray-tracing-benchmark-releasing-in-january-2019/
Back in March 2018, we informed you about the first real-time ray tracing benchmark that will be coming out at the end of this year. And today, UL Benchmarks revealed the first screenshots from this benchmark tool and announced that 3DMark Port Royal will be coming out in January 2019.
3DMark Port Royal is described as the world’s first dedicated real-time ray tracing benchmark for gamers and players will be able to use Port Royal to test and compare the real-time ray tracing performance of any graphics card that supports Microsoft DirectX Raytracing. The benchmark tool will use DirectX Raytracing to enhance reflections, shadows, and other effects that are difficult to achieve with traditional rendering techniques.
According to the company, 3DMark Port Royal will be a realistic and practical example of what to expect from ray tracing in upcoming games—ray tracing effects running in real-time at reasonable frame rates at 2560×1440 resolution.

SteamVR update enables smoother gameplay and custom controller settings
https://www.pcgamer.com/steamvr-update-enables-smoother-gameplay-and-custom-controller-settings/
Valve has pulled a couple of interesting SteamVR features out of beta and incorporated them into the polished release, namely motion smoothing and improved support for mapping your own customer controller bindings. Both are now available in the latest SteamVR build, version 1.1.3.
"Today we've updated SteamVR for all users with changes that have been cooking in SteamVR beta for the last month. This includes major features like Motion smoothing and updates to the controller rebinding UI, as well as a host of new features, bug fixes, tweaks, and improvements across SteamVR. With this update we’ve also changed our versioning system from build IDs to dot releases. This will make it simpler for our users (and us) to refer back to different versions of SteamVR as we continue to add features and improvements," Valve says.

 

MODS/EMULATORS

Ultima Underworld has been source ported to Unity Engine, supports high resolutions and mouse look
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/ultima-underworld-has-been-source-ported-to-unity-engine-supports-high-resolutions-and-mouse-look/
Old-school fans, here is something special for you today. Github’s member ‘hankmorgan’ UnderworldExporter; a project that lets you experience the classic Ultima Underworld in Unity Engine with some major benefits. Thanks to this source port, players can use higher resolutions than those that are available in the DOS/GOG releases and use the mouse.
The latest release of UnderworldExporter fully supports the first Ultima Underworld game. Do note, however, that you will also need the original game files otherwise you won’t be able to play it.
>> Available, obviously, from Github.

Darksiders 3 FOV mod is now available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/darksiders-3-fov-mod-is-now-available-for-download/
Darksiders 3 has just been released and unfortunately the game suffers from some ridiculous camera issues. And even though Gunfire Games has not provided any camera settings or FOV slider, modder ‘susahamat’ has just released a FOV mod for this latest action RPG title.
PC gamers can go ahead and download the mod from here in order to increase or decrease their Field of View. All you have to do is extract the mod to a folder, run the tool and then run the game.

 

GAMING NEWS

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey patch 1.1.1 and 1.1.0 will be available tomorrow, full release notes unveiled
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/assassins-creed-odyssey-patch-1-1-1-and-1-1-0-will-be-available-tomorrow-full-release-notes-unveiled/
Ubisoft has announced that patches 1.1.0 and 1.1.1 for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be made available for download tomorrow. According to the company, the main patch will be 1.1.0 while patch 1.1.1 will be a hotfix that will address two specific issues that were not resolved in patch 1.1.0.

Obsidian will reveal its new game next week at the Video Games Award 2018, won’t feature micro-transactions
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/obsidian-will-reveal-its-new-game-next-week-at-the-video-games-award-2018-wont-feature-micro-transactions/
Geoff Keighley has revealed that Obsidian will reveal its brand new sci-fi RPG at the Video Games Award 2018 next week. Although we don’t know much about it, we do know that it will be in third-person and will be published by Private Division (meaning that it should theoretically be a multi-platform title).

Cyan to publish ZED in Spring 2019, new trailer released
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/cyan-to-publish-zed-in-spring-2019-new-trailer-released/
Cyan has announced that it will publish Eagre Games’ new adventure puzzle game, ZED. ZED is powered by Unreal Engine 4 and is described as an adventure game where players will have to fix things and reconnect memories.

Unreal Engine 4-powered realistic platoon-based multiplayer, Hell Let Loose, comes to Early Access in 2019
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/unreal-engine-4-powered-realistic-platoon-based-multiplayer-hell-let-loose-comes-to-early-access-in-2019/
Team17 and Black Matter announced that they are collaborating to bring the hotly anticipated authentic WWII shooter Hell Let Loose to PC early access in 2019. In order to celebrate this announcement, the teams have also released a gameplay trailer that you can find below.

Second free update for The Crew 2, Demolition Derby, releases on December 5th – first details and screenshots
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/second-free-update-for-the-crew-2-demolition-derby-releases-on-december-5th-first-details-and-screenshots/
Ubisoft has announced that Demolition Derby, the second free update brought to Ubisoft’s open world motorsports game, The Crew 2, will be available on December 5th. In order to celebrate this announcement, the publisher has also shared a new set of screenshots that you can find below.



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.

Thursday news, part two:

World of Warcraft's anniversary event turns everyone into a corgi
https://www.pcgamer.com/world-of-warcrafts-anniversary-event-turns-everyone-into-a-corgi/
World of Warcraft’s 14th anniversary event is almost over, which means it’s your last chance to get the most powerful artefact in all of Azeroth: goggles that turn everyone into corgis. The MMO has had a few facelifts over the years, but this is even better than the time when Blizzard let orcs have good posture.
>> Almost over means that it ends tomorrow, November 30.

Australian government calls for 'comprehensive review' of loot boxes
https://www.pcgamer.com/australian-government-calls-for-comprehensive-review-of-loot-boxes/
An Australian Parliamentary committee has issued a report calling on the government to undertake "a comprehensive review of loot boxes in videogames." The report is the result of a months-long investigation that began in June 2018, that included public hearings and submissions from representatives of Australia's game industry, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, the Australia Council on Children and the Media, and other relevant agencies.

Valve release Artifact trailer and 'Call to Arms' comic to mark today's full launch
https://www.pcgamer.com/valve-release-artifact-trailer-and-call-to-arms-comic-to-mark-todays-full-launch/
The fantasy card battler Artifact is now live on Steam, a long-awaited moment that also brings us a new comic, Call to Arms, and a trailer that showcases flashy snippets of gameplay.

Fallout 76 players are getting refunds despite 'no refunds' policy and it's confusing
https://www.pcgamer.com/fallout-76-players-are-getting-refunds-despite-no-refunds-policy-and-its-confusing/
Some Fallout 76 players have sought refunds, which isn't unusual immediately following release, when glitches and hardware-specific issues tend to be at their highest. What has been unusual, though, is the inconsistent manner in which refunds have been issued so far. Some players are receiving refunds for digital copies of the game, according to a few threads on Reddit (like this one, or this one), but others, like ZPKane or IAMA_Plumber-AMA, claim that their requests have been refused.

Bethesda’s solution to Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition bag-switch crisis is, um, Atoms
https://www.pcgamer.com/bethesdas-solution-to-fallout-76-power-armor-edition-bag-switch-crisis-is-atoms/
People are pretty unhappy with the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition. In addition to a wearable Power Armor helmet, collectible figurines and steelbook, the US$200 package also came with a canvas duffel bag large enough to fit the Power Armor helmet. Or at least, it was meant to: the duffel bag that shipped wasn't canvas after all, but instead nylon. Nylon being, in most people's opinions, pretty crap, at least compared to canvas.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden's new character is a stone cold fox
https://www.pcgamer.com/mutant-year-zero-road-to-edens-new-character-is-a-stone-cold-fox/
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is the XCOM-style "tactical adventure" with the wisecracking duck and the angry pig. But they're not the only heavily-armed mutant animal weirdos in town. Funcom dropped a new trailer today that reveals the game's third fur-and-gun-bearing character, a stone cold fox who goes by the name Farrow.

Wildstar has now closed, so here is some footage of its final moments
https://www.pcgamer.com/wildstar-has-now-closed-so-here-is-some-footage-of-its-final-moments/
News broke in September that the Carbine Studios developed MMO would " target="_blank">close on November 28 (or November 29 in Australia), along with the studio. That's happened now, and as you'd expect, enduring fans of the game have marked the occasion on reddit. They might have done on the official Wildstar website too, but I can't confirm since that's already been shut down.

Breach is a competitive co-op dungeon crawler coming to Early Access
https://www.pcgamer.com/breach-is-a-competitive-co-op-dungeon-crawler-coming-to-early-access/
Asymmetrical, co-op dungeon crawler Breach will be appearing on Steam Early Access in January. It pits a squad of heroes against monsters from myth and their boss, a demonic dungeon master controlled by another player. Point your eyes at the trailer above.

inXile says it's remastering the original Wasteland
https://www.pcgamer.com/inxile-is-remastering-the-original-wasteland/
InExile Entertainment is making a remaster of the original 1988 Wasteland, it revealed to someone who politely asked about a remake on Twitter yesterday. "We are in fact working on a remaster of the original Wasteland," is how it was soft announced, as noted by Windows Central.

Rust dev's tactical strategy game Clatter is out next month
https://www.pcgamer.com/rust-devs-tactical-strategy-game-clatter-is-out-next-month/
Facepunch Studios has announced that its turn-based robot battling strategy game Clatter is out next month. While the Steam description makes it sound like the game is focused on multiplayer, Clatter will also feature daily challenges where you take on groups of AI enemies and a singleplayer career mode.



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.

Chazore said:

*snip*

**sigh**

Every time I get into a discussion like this with you, it feels like a chore instead of a fun debate.
Ok, let's go.

**sigh**

I didn't play any game with Ubi and CD Projekt, I just pointed out the differnce between them as publishers, developers and their stores, and how they're capable of modifying their principles, like CDP putting their games on a DRM based platform like Steam and Ubi putting some of their game at GOG, even if it's the old ones.

But hey, at least you mentioned that other publishers also suck and make questionable decisions, some of which even make Ubi look less bad (but not good, there's no need to exaggerate).

In any case, you're the one that put into this discussion the unique nature of games to make them worth it, not me. And you brought it to counter the fact that, because Ubi isn't affraid of trying new IPs, they have games on a wide variety of genres. Something that yes, other publishers try, but other stick to just one or try genres.

Oh, and I won't enter into that part were you make assumptions about me, but it makes me smile how you're happy to admit that "None of them are our friends, they exist to make money, that's all publishers have ever wanted.", and yet you blame Ubi from trying to protect their business with DRM.

Regarding the quick price drops, again you're the one that used as example two games that are commercial failures, not me. Don't attack me for using what you've given to me. Oh, and Origins was already on sale fairly soon after release. It launched on October 26, was 17% off on Nov. 17, 20% off on Dec. 7 and 30% off for the Winter Sales. Certainly, not "many months down the line".

But all of that and all this discussion can be summarized into you treating Ubisoft in a black and white model where they're the darkest of the blacks, while I understand that there's a whole world of colours, and see the nuances that come from Ubisoft. Becaue no, I'm not defending them, I'm just pointing out that while they do a lot of things that I don't like, they also do some things right.

But what I don't understand is why do you think that I'm defending Ubisoft, because I certainly don't. They do a lot of things that I don't agree with, but that doesn't mean that I can't see the good things they also do, because this is not a black or white situation where Ubi is the darkest of the blacks like you seem to see them, but the real world with the full array of colours, and I can see the nuances from Ubisoft.



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.

Wow, it's Friday already? It looks like I only made four day of news

SALES & DEALS

On the Humble Store, there's a new Bandai Namco sale, with up to 75% discounts for the next 6 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/bandai-sale/

At Fanatical, there are three new deals:

 

SOFTWARE/DRIVERS

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.12.1 released, optimized for Just Cause 4
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/amd-radeon-software-adrenalin-edition-18-12-1-released-optimized-for-just-cause-4/
AMD has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.12.1 offers optimal gaming experience in Just Cause 4.
Unfortunately, and other than that, this new driver does not bring any new fixes. Some systems running multiple displays may experience mouse lag when at least one display is enabled but powered off, and Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey may experience a game crash at certain locations of the game on Windows 7 enabled system configurations.
>> Available from here.

City Patrol: Police is the first game using the new Valeroa anti-tamper tech
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/city-patrol-police-is-the-first-game-using-the-new-valeroa-anti-tamper-tech/
Caipirinha Games and Toplitz Productions have released City Patrol: Police and revealed that it is the first game using the new Valeroa anti-tamper tech. Valeroa is described as a protection tool that ensures that the DRM of the store where gamers bought their game cannot be removed from the game.
According to its official FAQ, Valeroa should not affect the performance of a game as only a handful of functions are protected by it.

 

MODS/EMULATORS

CEMU 1.15.0 available for download to backers, adds PowerPC Debugger & Configurable Graphical Overlay
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/cemu-1-15-0-available-for-download-to-backers-adds-powerpc-debugger-configurable-graphical-overlay/
The talented team behind the best WiiU emulator, CEMU, has released a new version of this amazing emulator. CEMU 1.15.0 adds a PowerPC Debugger that will help for the the development of patches for games, such as dynamic FPS patches (for 60FPS on 30FPS titles), and other, and adds file replacement (mod) support via Graphic Packs.
Furthermore, CEMU 1.15.0 adds configurable Graphical Overlay, meaning that the emulator can show information regarding system statistics without the use of 3rd party tools.
Moreover, it adds a debug option to dump Wii U RAM to files, adds a low battery warning for XInput wireless controllers (Win8+ required), overhauls deadzone and axis range calculation, adds button threshold setting (applies if an axis is mapped to a button), as well as support for texture format R32_G32_UINT.

Heavy Rain and Lollipop Chainsaw running on the PC thanks to the latest version of the Playstation 3 emulator, RPCS3
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/heavy-rain-and-lollipop-chainsaw-running-on-the-pc-thanks-to-the-latest-version-of-the-playstation-3-emulator-rpcs3/
The team behind the amazing Playstation 3 emulator, RPCS3, has released a brand new version and YouTube’s ‘Emulators for PC’ has shared two videos showing Heavy Rain and Lollipop Chainsaw running on it.
Emulators for PC used an Intel Xeon e3-1240 V2 at 3.6 GHz and as we can see, Heavy Rain is not smooth on that particular CPU. Still, we are pretty sure that most high-end CPUs will be able to offer a 30fps experience. Not only that, but it looks like there are no graphical glitches; at least not in the game’s prologue.
We are also witnessing a similar situation with Lollipop Chainsaw. While there doesn’t appear to be any graphical glitches, the game needs a more powerful CPU than the Intel Xeon e3-1240 V2 in order to be played with constant 30fps.

New major version of Fallout: New California, Fallout: New Vegas fan prequel, available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/new-major-version-of-fallout-new-california-fallout-new-vegas-fan-prequel-available-for-download/
Radian-Helix Media has just released a new major version of its Fallout: New Vegas fan prequel, Fallout New California. According to the release notes, this new version of Fallout: New California automatically patches FalloutNV.exe to 4GB Large Address Aware and implements many many new bug fixes to quests, visual glitches, stability, some performance upgrades.
This new version also totally revamps the meshes and textures with new compression and fixes lots of errors therein, which both reduces crashing and improves the framerate in all but the most intensive scenes. Moreover, many of the empty houses that were previously copy/pasted placeholders have been fleshed out with decoration, lore, and loot.
The team has also fixed the bug that caused Eastern European users to fail to launch, a user error installing the mod with a simple one stop shop EXE that does everything for you, the “Black Screen on Startup” bug that causes the mod to hang forever, and some bugs in the character revision menu.
>> Download it from ModBD.

 

GAMING NEWS

Sea of Thieves – Fourth major update “Shrouded Spoils” available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/sea-of-thieves-fourth-major-update-shrouded-spoils-available-for-download/
Microsoft and Rare have announced that the fourth major update for Sea of Thieves, Shrouded Spoils, is now available for download. According to the press release, Shrouded Spoils features new content and improvements to give a deeper and richer experience for those who own the game or access it through Xbox Game Pass.

Anthem won’t support crossplay at launch, Chromatic Aberration option, enemies can fight each other
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/anthem-wont-support-crossplay-at-launch-chromatic-aberration-option-enemies-can-fight-each-other/
Mark Darrah, Executive Producer of Anthem, has been answering a lot of questions regarding Anthem on Twitter lately. And yesterday, Darrah stated that this new multiplayer game will not support cross-play between PC, Xbox One and PS4 at launch.

Bioware teases a Dragon Age announcement for December
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/bioware-teases-a-dragon-age-announcement-for-december/
Casey Hudson, general manager of Bioware, has revealed that the team will announce something related to Dragon Age next month. Unfortunately, though, we don’t know whether this is a remaster, a mobile game (that will definitely make everyone laugh after what happened with Diablo Immortal) or a sequel to the main series.

Fighting EX Layer is now available on the PC
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/fighting-ex-layer-is-now-available-on-the-pc/
ARIKA has just released its fighting game, Fighting EX Layer, on the PC via Steam. In order to celebrate this release, ARIKA is offering the game with a 26% discount until December 6th.

X4: Foundations releases today on the PC
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/x4-foundations-releases-today-on-the-pc/
Egosoft has announced that the latest and, by far, most sophisticated space simulation in the vaunted X Series of games, X4: Foundations, will be available on Steam and GOG.com later today. X4: Foundations is described as a space simulation played as an action game from the 1st person in a living breathing universe, aiming to deliver the franchise’s most sophisticated universe simulation ever.

KOEI Tecmo will announce a new game on December 6th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/koei-tecmo-will-announce-a-new-game-on-december-6th/
KOEI Tecmo has launched a new website, hinting towards a new game announcement on December 6th. Although we don’t know anything at all about this game, we do know that it will be coming to the PC.
>> That would be the third of the 10 games (after Dragon Age and Obsidian's new project) that would be revealed/announced at the VGAs.

Anthem Closed Beta PC Recommended Requirements + Graphics Settings
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/anthem-closed-beta-pc-recommended-requirements-graphics-settings/
Electronic Arts and Bioware have announced that a Closed Beta phase for Anthem will be launched on December 8th and revealed the recommended PC requirements for it. Anthem will be powered by Frostbite and according to the specs, Bioware recommends an Intel Core i5 3570 or an AMD FX-6350 CPU.



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.

Around the Network

Friday news, part two and last:

IGDA calls on the game development industry to tackle loot boxes together
https://www.pcgamer.com/igda-calls-on-the-game-development-industry-to-tackle-loot-boxes-together/
The International Game Developers Association has called on the game industry to take action in light of the increasing scrutiny of loot boxes. Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission agreed to investigate the impact of loot boxes, and several countries have started to investigate and, in some cases, impose restrictions on them.

Pathologic 2 will now be released in chapters, first part expected in mid-2019
https://www.pcgamer.com/pathologic-2-will-now-be-released-in-chapters-first-part-expected-in-mid-2019/
Pathologic 2, like the original, is a story told from three unique perspectives: The Haruspex, the Bachelor, and the Changeling, each of them trying to solve the mystery behind a strange plague that's devastated a strange small town. Today developer Ice-Pick Lodge announced that the game will be divided into separate parts for release, one for each character, so that it doesn't have to delay the launch any further.

Life is Strange 2 episode 2 is coming in January
https://www.pcgamer.com/life-is-strange-2-episode-2-is-coming-in-january/
The first episode of Life is Strange 2 came out around the end of September, which means, based on the release tempo of the original five-part adventure, that we could reasonably expect part two to show up any day now. What has arrived instead is a message from developer Dontnod Entertainment pegging it to a January 2019 release, an extended stretch of development the studio said will enable it to "meet the benchmark of quality and emotional impact that you, our players, deserve."

Sci-fi MMO Dual Universe is now in alpha testing
https://www.pcgamer.com/sci-fi-mmo-dual-universe-is-now-in-alpha-testing/
Dual Universe, the ambitious sci-fi MMO that got a McDonald's before it got a release date, is now officially in alpha testing. That's still a long way from launch, but it means that anyone willing to shell out the hefty cost of admission can jump into the game and start exploring, building, and trading.

Dark Souls 3 was supposed to let you create bonfires anywhere you wanted
https://www.pcgamer.com/dark-souls-3-was-supposed-to-let-you-create-bonfires-anywhere-you-wanted/
I know I'm not the only one who thought the placement of bonfires—Dark Souls 3's take on checkpoints—was a little wonky, and now we might have an idea why. Dark Souls YouTuber Lance McDonald has built his reputation on uncovering all sorts of fascinating bosses, enemies, and systems that were removed from Dark Souls games prior to release. And in his latest video, Lance shows off a bizarre system he found hidden in an alpha version of Dark Souls 3 that allows him to sacrifice enemies and create bonfires just about anywhere he wants.

Artifact's most expensive card costs more than the game right now
https://www.pcgamer.com/artifacts-most-expensive-card-costs-more-than-the-game-right-now/
If you want to buy one of Artifact’s best cards, it will cost you more than the game itself at the moment of writing. Valve’s card game collaboration with Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield launched on Steam this week to a mixed reception, and one of the most common criticisms was aimed at Artifact’s monetisation. Along with the initial cost of the game, cards can be purchased for real money on the Steam Market. The most expensive one right now is Axe, and it will set you back around £17/$21.
>> That's probably why the game has a lot of negative reviews.

Override: Mech City Brawl lets 4 players pilot a mech together
https://www.pcgamer.com/override-mech-city-brawl-lets-4-players-pilot-a-mech-together/
Even though their fights level cities, there’s something good and pure about gigantic robots battering the oil out of each other. Override: Mech City Brawl promises nothing but that, with 12 behemoths duking it out across cities all over the world and, from the looks of it, the moon. The mech-smashing will commence next week, and you can watch the launch trailer above.

In Total War: Three Kingdoms you can actually sell your kingdom for a horse
https://www.pcgamer.com/in-total-war-three-kingdoms-you-can-actually-sell-your-kingdom-for-a-horse/
Total War: Three Kingdoms sees Creative Assembly overhauling its diplomacy system and, by extension, trade, alliances, vassals—really most of the campaign. These systems have developed considerably since the days of the original Shogun: Total War, but they tend to lag behind those found in other 4X and grand strategy games, favouring broad, generic deals and alliances. Not so in Three Kingdoms, however, according to a two-part video series. You can watch both of them below.

 

Let's check now the GOG and Steam deals for the weekend:

+GOG

+Steam

 

And that's all. Have a happy and gaming weekend.



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.

Morning, guys. I've found a couple of news (that we all knew were bound to happen) that may interest some of you:

 

AMD preparing Radeon Software Adreanlin 2019 Edition
https://videocardz.com/79193/amd-preparing-radeon-software-adreanlin-2019-edition
The new driver will be released mid-December. There is an embargo, but at this moment we are unsure if the information and the driver will be released simultaneously.

First things first. The new driver is still called Adrenalin, 2019 Edition, despite the fact that it will launch this year, or so I’m told. The driver will bring a handful of enhancements and features, but I will only mention a few.

Wattman
The driver features new overclocking capabilities, such as one-click overclocking (including the memory – so I’ve heard). This obviously is a direct response to NVIDIA’s Turing OC Scanner, but we have no details on how the AMD tool will work exactly.

Our sources claim that new Adrenalin will also support undervolting, yes you heard that right, fully automatic undervolting. This was quite a topic at Vega launch, so I’m looking forward to how efficient this tool will be.

Last but not least, I have also heard about fan curvature modifications in new Wattman.

Hey Radeon!
Have you ever wanted to talk to your graphics card? Well, guess what, AMD will give you this opportunity with Adrenalin 2019 and AMD Link update. You will be able to issue simple commands, but only in English and Chinese. I don’t have a list of all commands yet, but I heard you can ask the software to display FPS for you, should you need it, or take a screenshot (you get the idea).

Streaming to VR Headsets
The last feature which I found interesting is direct streaming to standalone VR headsets. Think of Steam Link, only for VR headset. I’ve heard the technology is really smooth and lag is hardly noticeable.

 

NVIDIA RTX Titan Graphics Card With Flagship Turing GPU Allegedly Pictured
https://wccftech.com/nvidia-rtx-titan-graphics-card-allegedly-pictured/
and https://videocardz.com/79200/nvidia-rtx-titan-teased-by-influencers
It looks like NVIDIA’s yet to be released Titan graphics card based on the Turing GPU architecture has been allegedly pictured. The card which was pictured within a PC, built by, Gavin Free, one of the creators of The Slow Mo Guys on YouTube.

Videocardz has a couple more examples:

It's in one of his videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFyYRz82kSM (skip to 34:10, when he's looking for a power supply)

 

How much do you think it will cost?



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.

JEMC said:

How much do you think it will cost?

More than a RTX 2080 Ti, less than a Titan V

Probably $1799 - $1999



Still dont have a proper OP eh? :(

    

Basil's YouTube Channel


                    

Conina said:
JEMC said:

How much do you think it will cost?

More than a RTX 2080 Ti, less than a Titan V

Probably $1799 - $1999

I don't know. The 2080Ti costs more than the 1080Ti it replaces. I don't see why Nvidia wouldn't follow the same path again.

BasilZero said:
Still dont have a proper OP eh? :(

We don't need another OP!

Welcome back, by the way, even if you're only visiting.



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.