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Steam's daily deal is Spintires: MudRunner, 50% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/675010/Spintires_MudRunner/
There's a new Humble Bundle with Team17. Worms, The Escapists, Overcooked or more are waiting for you for the next 12 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/team-17-bundle
At Fanatical, there's a couple more deals:
Despite using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech, Just Cause 4 has been cracked in just a day
Just Cause 4 is the latest game using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech and it appears that this tech is no longer doing its job. We don’t know whether Denuvo plans to release a new version that will be harder to crack, however Just Cause 4 has been cracked in just one day.
At this point, Square Enix is simply hurting itself by keeping the Denuvo anti-tamper tech in Just Cause 4 as it can no longer protect it. Not only that, but the publisher is also losing sales from those that are boycotting games that have Denuvo.
Just Cause 4 uses Denuvo 5.3 which was previously used in Hitman 2 and was cracked almost immediately. We don’t know whether Denuvo plans to remove a new version of its anti-tamper tech that will be harder to crack, however things are not looking good for all the publishers that have invested on it.
Valve explains Steam Discovery bug that made indie games harder to find
A post on a Steam developer forum that went up earlier this week detailed a bug, introduced in October, that many indie developers claimed caused a significant reduction in traffic to their store pages, and thus their sales. The problem was reportedly related to Steam's Discovery feature, which was recommending "large, popular games" over more relevant titles, and while the bug was apparently fixed quickly, the impact lingered: Dean Hall, for one, said on December 2 that Stationeers was only getting ten percent of the traffic that it used to.
In response to those complaints, Valve has posted a message in the Steamworks Development group (available to the public) explaining what happened.
Latest version of RPCS3 comes with major performance improvements to inFamous 1-2, Skate 1-3, God of War 3 and more
The team behind the best Playstation 3 emulator, RPCS3, has released a new video showcasing the major performance and graphical improvements that are featured in its latest version. For example, the latest version of RPCS3 features improved stability for God of War 3, bringing it closer to a “Playable” state (the game still has performance issues so here is hoping that it will be fully playable in 2019).
Doom 3: Phobos mod is inspired by games like Half Life & Dark Forces/Jedi Knight, first episode available
Team Future has released the first episode of its brand new mod for Doom 3, Phobos. The team has upped the action, speed and gore, but not to the extreme lengths seen in the new Doom game, and built levels meant for exploration, progression and environmental puzzles.
According to the team, the aforementioned level design philosophies are the main quality differences between Phobos – which is said to be closer to games like Half-Life or Dark Forces/Jedi Knight in spirit – and Classic Doom or other mods that simply focus on action or gore.
>> Check the video in the article and, if you're convinced, get this mod from ModDB.
New Borderlands 2 mods remove blocking obstacles, overhaul Arena & difficulty, enable co-op & more
Borderlands 2 fans, here are some cool mods for you today. Modders ‘OB4MA’, ‘Robeth’ and ‘Hemaxhu’ have released several mods that remove blocking obstacles from the game, overhaul the Arena, overhaul the difficulty by making the game harder but more rewarding, and enable co-op with 5+ players in a single game.
>> Check the article for the descriptions of each mod as well as the download links.
Samurai Spirits, new 3D Samurai Shodown game, confirmed for a Q2 2019 release on the PC
Back in September, we informed you about a new 3D Samurai Shodown fighting game called Samurai Spirits. While SNK did not reveal the platforms for which it will be coming, we are happy to report to today that this new fighting game is officially confirmed for a Q2 2019 PC release.
Open-world JRPG, Edge of Eternity, is now available on Steam in Early Access phase
Midgar Studio has announced that its open-world JRPG, Edge of Eternity, is now available on Steam in Early Access. This Early Access release features a small portion of the world, and the start of the story, and the team aims to fully release the game in 2020.
2084 is a new cyberpunk first-person shooter coming to Steam Early Access next week
Plan of Attack and Feardemic have announced a new cyberpunk first-person shooter that is coming to the PC in Steam Early Access on December 13th, called 2084. 2084 casts players into a horrific post-apocalyptic labyrinth full of deadly hostiles and when I saw its first screenshots I immediately thought of Observer. And, surprise surprise, 2084 is developed by the same team that was behind Observer and Layers of Fear.
Just Cause 4 is Mostly Negative on Steam in just a day, video comparison between Just Cause 3 and 4
Just Cause 4 has just been released on the PC and in just a day, the game has Mostly Negative reviews on Steam. PC gamers list numerous graphical issues, downgraded visuals, bugs (especially with the menu), inability to remap keys and more.
Ubisoft will announce the next Far Cry game at the Video Game Awards 2018
Ubisoft has announced that it will reveal the next Far Cry game at the Video Game Awards 2018 later today. In order to hype this new FC game, the publisher has released a teaser trailer that you can find below.
>> shikamaru317 has a thread about this announcement of an announcement.
Adventure/stealth game, A Plague Tale: Innocence, gets a new set of beautiful screenshots
Focus Home Interactive has released a new set of screenshots for A Plague Tale: Innocence. According to the press release, Asobo have used their own engine to push current generation hardware as far as possible.
id Software will remove the loot boxes from Quake Champions
id Software has announced that it will be removing the controversial loot boxes from Quake Champions. The development team will be replacing these loot boxes with a clearer champion progression system, streamlined economy, and a premium battle pass.
Free trial for Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be available on Steam later today
Square Enix has announced that the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Free Trial will go live on the Windows via Steam later today. According to the press release, players will experience the beginning of Lara Croft’s latest adventure as they journey to Cozumel, Mexico in the midst of The Day of the Dead celebrations, where Lara and her trusted friend Jonah must race against Trinity to find a hidden tomb.
DYNASTY WARRIORS 7: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition is now available on the PC
KOEI Tecmo has announced that DYNASTY WARRIORS 7: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition is now available for the first time digitally on Windows PC via Steam for $19.99. In order to celebrate this announcement, the publisher has released some screenshots that you can find below.