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Steam's Top 10
- PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
- X4: Foundations
- Farming Simulator 19
- MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD
- Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Beyond the Baltic Sea
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Full Edition
- Assassin's Creed Odyssey
- Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition
Star Citizen's free fly week ends with $7 million raised, game packs discounted
Star Citizen's free week has come to a close, and clearly enough players enjoyed themselves that they decide to splash some cash on the space sim. The game received around $7 million in backing over the week, bringing its total raised to more than $208 million.
If you enjoyed the free week but still haven't bought it, then you can currently do so at a discount. One of the game's $45 ship packages—the cheapest way to buy an entry ticket—is down to $35. That will get you a copy of the game, the Aurora Marque ship, 72 months of ship insurance and 1,000 UEC in starting money (pocket change, really).
GOG has two new sales:
At Steam, the daily deal is Angels of Death, 50% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/537110/Angels_of_Death/
At Fanatical, there are two new deals:
The first game using the new Valeroa anti-tamper tech, City Patrol: Police, has already been cracked
A couple of days ago, we informed you about a new anti-tamper tech that surfaced, called Valeroa. The first – and so far only – game that is using Valeroa is City Patrol: Police and in just two days crackers were able to crack the game and the anti-tamper tech.
As Valeroa’s developer claimed, the purpose of this new anti-tamper tech is to protect a game during its first days of release. And… well… it partially did manage to protect City Patrol: Police, though it appears to be not as effective as Denuvo is.
Thief 2 HD Mod V1.0 available for download, adds new textures, effects, graphics options and more
Thief fans, here is something really special for you today. Thief 2: The Metal Age THIEF has turned 20 years old and in order to celebrate the franchise’s 20th Anniversary, modder ‘Bentraxx’ has released version 1.0 of the Thief 2 HD Mod.
This new version of Thief 2 HD Mod adds new grass vegetation, new effects, new textures, implements new graphics settings, adds improved object models, adds new natural HD water mod, fixes a problem with new sky textures and more.
>> Download this mod from ModDB. Be warned, tho, that this mod won't work if you disable the ‘Enable LAA and higher object counts’ option, so leave it on.
Play 24 new fan-made Thief missions to celebrate its 20th birthday
Thief: The Dark Project turned 20 years old this week—if you missed Richard's piece on how it defined the stealth game, then you should really give it a read. To celebrate the occasion, the community over at Through The Looking Glass released 24 new fan-made missions as part of a design contest, and you have until March 1 of next year to vote for your favourite.
The creators all had a year to build their maps using the game's level editor, and could only use stock assets. If you want to get started, it's best to start on this forum post, which has instructions on how to download all the levels and score them for the competition.
>> Check the article to learn more about this levels and TFix, an all-in-one patch needed to run them.
Tale of Two Wastelands is a mod that seamlessly merges Fallout 3 and its DLCs into Fallout New Vegas
Two days ago, we informed you about the amazing fan prequel mod for Fallout New Vegas, Fallout New California. And today, we are presenting you another amazing Fallout New Vegas mod that seamlessly merges Fallout 3 and its DLCs into it.
This total conversion project is called Tale of Two Wastelands and allows both games (Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas) to be played in a single playthrough.
Tale of Two Wastelands upgrades Fallout 3’s mechanics to those of Fallout New Vegas without compromising the feel and balance of the original. Some of the newly implemented mechanics that have been introduced to Fallout 3 are companion wheel, companion perks, weapon mods, crafting, recipes, harvestable plants, poisons, NPCs, and environmental details.
>> The mod is available from its own site, but check the article to know which editions of the games support this mod.
New HD Texture Pack for NieR: Automata adds more than 230 high quality textures
Modder ‘GPUnity’ has released a brand new version of his HD Texture Pack for NieR Automata. According to the modder, NieR Automata – Texture Pack V0.73 – Fall 2018 Update adds a remastered version of 2B, as well as over 230 new high quality textures.
In order to showcase some of the newly improved textures, GPUnity has also released some comparison screenshots that you can find below.
>> Get this mod from Nexus Mods, but be wary that you'll need the FAR mod in order to run it.
Fallout 76 patch 18.104.22.168 releases on December 4th, full release notes revealed
Bethesda has just revealed the release notes for the upcoming patch for Fallout 76. This new patch will update your game’s version to 22.214.171.124 and will release on December 4th. According to its release notes, this update will increase the maximum stash storage by 50%, to 600 pounds.
Rocksteady’s new game won’t be revealed at the Video Games Award 2018, is not a Superman game
A lot of rumours arose lately regarding Rocksteady’s upcoming unannounced game. The rumours suggested that it was a Superman game that it would be revealed at the Video Games Award 2018, however that’s not the case.
More Diablo projects, possibly Diablo 4 and Diablo Remake/Remaster, will be revealed in 2019
During Blizzcon 2018, Blizzard disappoint a lot of fans when it announced its Diablo mobile game, Diablo Immortal. (...) Needless to say that Blizzard misread its crowd and the backlash that followed was huge.
Yesterday, Nevalistis, Blizzard’s Community Manager, tried to calm their fans and assured them that Blizzard will announce more Diablo projects in 2019. As such, the highly anticipated Diablo 4 may be announced next year.
New beautiful Resident Evil 2 Remake screenshots surface online, contain spoilers
A lot of new screenshots for Resident Evil 2 Remake have surfaced online. These screenshots showcase some of the game’s environments, as well as its detailed character models for Leon, Claire and Ada. Do note, however, that these screenshots contain some spoilers so make sure not to view them if you want to avoid all possible spoilers.
First Darksiders 3 beta patch available, improves performance & loading, modifies hit indicators & more
Gunfire Games has released the first PC beta patch for Darksiders 3. According to the release notes, this patch introduces multiple improvements to help performance and loading. These performance improvements should also significantly reduce stuttering in high-density areas.
MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries targets a September 2019 release, gets a new “MechCon 2018” trailer
During MechCon 2018, Piranha Games announced that it aims to release MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries in September 2019. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will be the first standalone single-player MechWarrior title in development for PC in nearly 15 years, so this is a game that a lot of PC gamers are looking forward to.
Cyberpunk 2077 will not be present at the Video Games Award 2018
Cyberpunk 2077 is a game that a lot of gamers are really looking forward to, especially after its gameplay reveal back in August 2018. Unfortunately, though, CD Projekt RED has just confirmed that the game will not be present at this year’s The Video Games Award event.
THQ Nordic has acquired the Carmageddon IP
THQ Nordic today announced that the acquisition of the intellectual property Carmageddon has been finalized with Stainless Games, based in Newport, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.
>> And the list goes on...
New Battlefield 5 patch promises to offer almost 100% performance boost for real-time ray tracing
DICE has been working with NVIDIA in order to improve performance of the real-time ray tracing RTX effects in Battlefield 5 and have revealed some really impressive figures. According to the teams, the upcoming Battlefield 5 patch will offer – in some scenes – an almost 100% performance boost.
>> Now you'll be able to play at 1080p@60fps with your 2080Ti.
Free update adds competitive large-scale multiplayer mode to Arma 3
Bohemia Interactive today released a free update for Arma 3, which introduces a new competitive multiplayer mode called Warlords. The team has also released a trailer and some screenshots for this newly introduced multiplayer mode that you can find below.