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:
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.