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Pemalite said:
I haven't liked a single Assassins Creed since the first game.
It was just more of the same... And it was Ubisoft. - But the first game was pretty ground breaking.

I kind of wish that Ubisoft did a next gen reimagining of the first AC game because there's just something about it's macabre atmosphere the other games are lacking in but for the most part the first game definitely ended up being more repetitive because it undeniably had comparatively inferior mechanics and a very narrow mission design to the later games ... 

The first AC game had really great concept design and story but the later AC games had much better execution thus being more smoother to play. The original AC game could stand to learn a lot from the newer games mechanics, level/world design, and more varied progression structure if they ever decide to do a remake ... 

The problem with the newer games IMO is that everything about them was way too conspicuous for the franchise's original concept ... 



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Chazore said:
haxxiy said:
I'm replaying Dragon Age Inquisition ATM. It's surprisingly quite heavy for a 2014 game. Mantle has a higher frame rate but the frame times were the worst I've ever seen in any game (which supposedly is running at 70 fps or so).

I do wish I could get into that franchise, but it's mechanics just throw me off of it. 

Yeah, gameplay has never been great, and most of the side quests in II and Inquisition particularly are best ignored. But I like the lore and the characters.



 

 

 

 

 

haxxiy said:
Chazore said:

I do wish I could get into that franchise, but it's mechanics just throw me off of it. 

Yeah, gameplay has never been great, and most of the side quests in II and Inquisition particularly are best ignored. But I like the lore and the characters.

Dragon Age: Origins is the ducks nuts. Was my favorite game last generation.
It's story was fantastic, it's locale was brilliant, the characters were memorable and it felt like an epic adventure that had me laughing at every turn... And it was actually not a super easy game to play through.

If that game was to get a remake/remaster to step up it's visuals... It would end up being my favorite game of this generation too.

Dragon Age 2 was smaller scope, it lost allot of the epicness that Origins had... It's threat didn't seem as pressing, it's world was boring and constrained and repetitive.

In short... Forgettable.

Inquisition however resolved much of Dragon Age 2's issues, it's visuals were fantastic at the time, the characters were memorable... Even if the humor wasn't as hilarious as the first game.
The audio was on-point, the story brought back the feeling of urgency that Origins had.
... But then they convoluted the lot with excessive amounts of fetch/side quests... It's still probably one of my favorite games this generation, shit it's the only one I have 100% completed.

...The Ending had me excited for the sequel.

haxxiy said:
I'm replaying Dragon Age Inquisition ATM. It's surprisingly quite heavy for a 2014 game. Mantle has a higher frame rate but the frame times were the worst I've ever seen in any game (which supposedly is running at 70 fps or so).

Yeah. Being Biowares first outing with Frostbite, there was bound to be some teething issues, but in saying that, they did well.
On console it would be nice if it got a Pro/X enhancement patch though... But I guess EA/Bioware don't really like supporting older titles like say... Blizzard.

PC is definitely the place to play it if you have the hardware.

fatslob-:O said:

I kind of wish that Ubisoft did a next gen reimagining of the first AC game because there's just something about it's macabre atmosphere the other games are lacking in but for the most part the first game definitely ended up being more repetitive because it undeniably had comparatively inferior mechanics and a very narrow mission design to the later games ... 

The first AC game had really great concept design and story but the later AC games had much better execution thus being more smoother to play. The original AC game could stand to learn a lot from the newer games mechanics, level/world design, and more varied progression structure if they ever decide to do a remake ... 

The problem with the newer games IMO is that everything about them was way too conspicuous for the franchise's original concept ... 

Yeah I agree. The visuals could do with an uptick as well.
It might happen one day, Assassins Creed is one of Ubisofts most lucrative franchises for better or worse.

The excitement I have for it's sequels though just doesn't exist... I guess it's difficult to follow up a game that had many wtf moments and introduced us to a ton of new gameplay elements... The draw distances, story... Was a pretty amazing game when it came out.



Pemalite said:

Yeah I agree. The visuals could do with an uptick as well.
It might happen one day, Assassins Creed is one of Ubisofts most lucrative franchises for better or worse.

The excitement I have for it's sequels though just doesn't exist... I guess it's difficult to follow up a game that had many wtf moments and introduced us to a ton of new gameplay elements... The draw distances, story... Was a pretty amazing game when it came out.

I can definitely understand why the later games would be less appealing because a lot of things were lost in the later games like it's compelling atmosphere ... 

We need a ray traced remake of Assassin's Creed and launched along with the next gen consoles as a killer app for the new systems ... 



Pemalite said:
haxxiy said:

Yeah, gameplay has never been great, and most of the side quests in II and Inquisition particularly are best ignored. But I like the lore and the characters.

Dragon Age: Origins is the ducks nuts. Was my favorite game last generation.
It's story was fantastic, it's locale was brilliant, the characters were memorable and it felt like an epic adventure that had me laughing at every turn... And it was actually not a super easy game to play through.

If that game was to get a remake/remaster to step up it's visuals... It would end up being my favorite game of this generation too.

Dragon Age 2 was smaller scope, it lost allot of the epicness that Origins had... It's threat didn't seem as pressing, it's world was boring and constrained and repetitive.

In short... Forgettable.

Inquisition however resolved much of Dragon Age 2's issues, it's visuals were fantastic at the time, the characters were memorable... Even if the humor wasn't as hilarious as the first game.
The audio was on-point, the story brought back the feeling of urgency that Origins had.
... But then they convoluted the lot with excessive amounts of fetch/side quests... It's still probably one of my favorite games this generation, shit it's the only one I have 100% completed.

...The Ending had me excited for the sequel.

haxxiy said:
I'm replaying Dragon Age Inquisition ATM. It's surprisingly quite heavy for a 2014 game. Mantle has a higher frame rate but the frame times were the worst I've ever seen in any game (which supposedly is running at 70 fps or so).

Yeah. Being Biowares first outing with Frostbite, there was bound to be some teething issues, but in saying that, they did well.
On console it would be nice if it got a Pro/X enhancement patch though... But I guess EA/Bioware don't really like supporting older titles like say... Blizzard.

PC is definitely the place to play it if you have the hardware.

I'm basically avoiding all of the side quests that don't have anything to do with the plot or reasonably could have been done by someone else other than my main character, and enjoying way more than the first time I've played Inquistion. I'm not sure why they felt the need to stuff what was already a very large, long game.



 

 

 

 

 

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On a side note I'm cautiously optimistic for STALKER 2021 but I'm bummed out that GSC Game World are going to use Unreal Engine 4 instead of their previously in-house built X-Ray engine because I don't think the mechanics in STALKER will feel quite the same ever again and the all the smaller systems together felt very naturally cohesive woven together ...



Still having lots of fun with Risk of Rain 2. It is absolutely amazing how well the game performs in the later stages of the run when there are literally hundreds of explosions and thousands of particles flying around.



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Welcome to a new edition of the news! After four days, one Monday included, it's not hard to guess that there are a lot of news to post.... but that would be a nightmare. What you'll find here is the news from the last 24 hours and a recap with some of the news from the other three days. If you want to check the missing news, go to DSOGaming.com anf PCGamer.com.

SALES & DEALS

Steam's Top 10

  1. Risk of Rain 2
  2. Anno 1800
  3. PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
  4. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  5. Anno 1800
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Prophet & The Warlock
  8. Forager
  9. The Elder Scrolls Online - Crown Packs
  10. Totally Accurate Battle Simulator

PUBG made $920 million in 2018, most of it from PC
https://www.pcgamer.com/pubg-made-dollar950-million-in-2018-most-of-it-from-pc/
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' first full year since the 1.0 launch earned PUBG Corp $920 million in revenue and $310 million in profit, the publisher announced in its 2018 financials. The battle royale left Steam Early Access at the end of 2017, and by June last year it boasted more than 400 million players across all platforms.

World of Goo is getting updated and going free on the Epic Store
https://www.pcgamer.com/world-of-goo-is-getting-updated-and-going-free-on-the-epic-game-store/
The next free game on the Epic Games Store, as of May 2, will be World of Goo, the bizarre, sticky, and exceptionally good structure-building puzzle game from 2008. Even better, after years of languishing in a not-quite-right state, it's been given a significant update to ensure that it runs properly on modern PCs.
>> That's going to be the next free game from the Epic Store, but right now it's Transistor.

GOG's weekly sale is an Indie Week, full of indie games up to 90% off: https://www.gog.com/promo/indie_week

On Steam, there's the one daily deal and the whole lot of weeklong deals:

On the Humble Store there are 4 new sales:

And we come to Fanatical, with 3 deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2 released, optimized for Mortal Kombat 11
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/amd-radeon-software-adrenalin-2019-edition-19-4-2-released-optimized-for-mortal-kombat-11/
AMD has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2 driver is optimized for NetherRealm’s upcoming fighting game, Mortal Kombat 11.
Furthermore, this driver fixes an issue that could display incorrect installed version when the AMD Link was connected to Radeon Settings.
>> Available from here.

This rad free tool lets you create retro Game Boy games without coding
https://www.pcgamer.com/this-rad-free-tool-lets-you-create-retro-game-boy-games-without-coding/
It sure wasn't this easy back in the '90s. Three minutes after downloading GB Studio, I'm making a Game Boy game—from a drop-down I tell an NPC to walk in a random direction, and set the small sprite of a cat to say Bark! instead of Meow! because I'm a true rebel. I'm just messing with the example game that ships with GB Studio, a free tool for designing mini 2D games without any coding, and it's pretty wild that I can click "Export ROM" and spit out a file that will work on an actual Game Boy.
GB Studio is impressively straightforward. As a teen I spent months dabbling with RPG Maker 2000, which could do more than GB Studio but was also a mess of confusing menus. RPG Maker's later versions have grown far more powerful, but if you're serious about it you'll probably end up wanting to do some coding, or have to master a million menus. The natural limitations of the Game Boy, on the other hand, make it a perfect candidate for a visual editor.

MODS/EMULATORS

Sonic Adventure 2 gets a 2GB AI-enhanced HD Texture Pack, available for download right now
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/sonic-adventure-2-gets-a-2gb-ai-enhanced-hd-texture-pack-available-for-download-right-now/
Modder ‘[Hazmat]’ has released a new HD Texture Pack for Sonic Adventure 2. According to the modder, each texture was upscaled using an advanced Neuro-Network AI, with the scale set at 4X for the level textures and 8X for the skybox textures.
Do note that this initial version does not include Weapons Bed, Eternal Engine, Egg Quarters, Lost Colony, Cosmic Wall, Chao Neutral Garden, Boss Levels (except Big Foot) or in-game cut-scenes except the first two in Hero story. Thankfully, the modder aims to add AI-enhanced versions of these textures in the next release.
>> Available from ModDB.

Sonic the Hedgehog (P-06) is a fan remake of Sonic 06 using Unity Engine, demo available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/sonic-the-hedgehog-p-06-is-a-fan-remake-of-sonic-06-using-unity-engine-demo-available-for-download/
YouTube’s ‘ChaosX’ has been working on a new fan remake of Sonic 06 for the PC, called Sonic the Hedgehog (P-06). Sonic the Hedgehog (P-06) promises to bring that console Sonic game on our platform via Unity Engine, and a demo is currently available for you to download.
Sonic 06 is described as one of the worst Sonic games released to date, especially due to its awful story and cheese cut-scenes. That moment when the princess kissed Sonic… yeah… it’s THAT Sonic game.
>> There are two download links: link1 and link2.

Half Life 2 Mobility Mod adds Titanfall-inspired wall running mechanics to Valve’s shooter
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/half-life-2-mobility-mod-adds-titanfall-inspired-wall-running-mechanics-to-valves-shooter/
Modder ‘Rob’ has released a brand new version of his Mobility Mod for Half-Life 2. This mod basically enhances overall mobility in Half-Life 2 by adding – among other things – the wall running mechanics players experienced in the Titanfall games.
Mobility Mod Version 2 is based on the Episode 2 Engine and combines Half-Life 2, Episode 1, and Episode 2 into one mod (just keep scrolling on the chapter menu to get to the episodes). Moreover, this new version comes with new melee controls, a very basic tutorial for the new melee, new HUD features and some movement enhancements.
>> Available from ModDB.

Fallout: New Vegas gets an AI-enhanced HD Texture Pack, improves the quality of 13000 textures by 4X times
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/fallout-new-vegas-gets-an-ai-enhanced-hd-texture-pack-improves-quality-of-13000-textures-by-4x-times/
Fallout fans, here is something for you today. Modder ‘DcCharge’ released a new texture pack that improves the quality of around 13000 textures by using Gigapixel AI, Waifu2x, ESRGAN, ImageMagick, Open Object REXX scripts and GIMP 2.
As the modder noted, he upscaled close to 13,000 textures for the base game and another 2,000 for all the DLCs released for the game.
Now while this Texture Pack features one hell of textures, all Level of detail (LOD) textures, tree bill boards and a good portion of the interface files were excluded. Still, the modder intends on evaluating the impact of up-scaling LOD’s and tree bill boards on the game engine.
>> This mod is available from Nexus Mods.

This Sekiro mod gives your katana elemental damage on-demand
https://www.pcgamer.com/this-sekiro-mod-lets-you-add-lightning-poison-and-fire-damage-to-your-katana/
If you're playing Sekiro and wish you could infuse your katana with elemental damage on demand—like some of the bosses can—then modder ChoongJing has you covered. Thanks to a mod they released this week, you can now buff your katana with five elemental damage effects by drinking from a selection of gourds, letting you set your enemies on fire or smite them with lightning.
The Elemental Weapon Buffs mod adds five new items to the game that, when consumed, each grant you extra fire, divine, poison, lightning or Shura damage. The buffs last five minutes, and you can switch between them by eating or drinking the corresponding item.

GAMING NEWS

Microids announces remake for the cel-shaded 2003 FPS game, XIII, releases on November 13th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/microids-announces-remake-for-the-cel-shaded-2003-fps-game-xiii-releases-on-november-13th/
Microids and PlayMagic Ltd unveil today a teaser for the remake of the cult classic XIII, the cel-shading FPS initially released in 2003. As the press release reads, XIII’s remake will be available the 13th of November 2019 for the PC and you can find below its first teaser trailer.

Former Rockstar Games employee’s resume confirms Grand Theft Auto 6 being under development
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/former-rockstar-employees-resume-confirms-grand-theft-auto-6-being-under-development/
It appears that Rockstar Games is indeed working on the next part of the GTA series, Grand Theft Auto 6. According to the resume of an ex-Rockstar developer, Grand Theft Auto 6 is currently under development.

Medieval first-person melee game, Mordhau, releases on April 29th + official PC system requirements
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/medieval-first-person-melee-game-mordhau-releases-on-april-29th-official-pc-system-requirements/
Triternion has announced that its medieval first-person melee game, Mordhau, will release on the PC on April 29th. In Mordhau, players will enter a hectic battlefield of up to 64 players as a mercenary in a fictional, but realistic world, where they will get to experience the brutal and satisfying melee combat.

Steel Division 2 has been delayed to June 20th, open beta launches on May 29th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/steel-division-2-has-been-delayed-to-june-20th-open-beta-launches-on-may-29th/
Eugen Systems has announced plans to delay the launch for Steel Division 2, the sequel to the critically acclaimed real-time strategy title Steel Division: Normandy 44.

Cyberpunk 2077 developer: “I would say that the game is pretty different to what we showed last year”
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/cyberpunk-2077-developer-i-would-say-that-the-game-is-pretty-different-to-what-we-shown-last-year/
Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most anticipated games and last year, CD Projekt RED released an extensive gameplay video. That video was based on the E3 2018 build and according to Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz, Quest Director of Cyberpunk 2077, the game is pretty different to that demo.
>> We'll probably have to wait until E3 to see what and how much it has changed.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice patch 1.03 available for download, improves stability and performance
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/sekiro-shadows-die-twice-patch-1-03-available-for-download-improves-stability-and-performance/
FromSoftware has released a new patch for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. According to the release notes, patch 1.03 fixes a bug where system crashes could cause save data to become corrupted on PC, improves performance and stability, and lowers the price of information sold by Anayama the Peddler.



Please excuse my bad English.

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Part two of the news:

Former BioWare GM says RPGs are 'due a renaissance'
https://www.pcgamer.com/former-bioware-gm-says-rpgs-are-due-a-renaissance/
Aaryn Flynn, former General Manager of BioWare, has spoken about his hopes for the new RPG that his team—including former Capcom and Ubisoft devs—are working on as part of Improbable's Edmonton studio.

Stylish samurai action sidescroller Katana Zero is out now
https://www.pcgamer.com/stylish-samurai-action-sidescroller-katana-zero-is-out-now/
We said in January that Katana Zero is a bit like a sidescrolling Hotline Miami: It's fast, violent, requires precise timing and execution, and one hit will take you out. We also said that it would be out in March. The former statement, as you can see in today's launch trailer, is accurate, but the latter was not. Instead, it came out today.

Burnout Paradise's servers are going dark after over a decade
https://www.pcgamer.com/burnout-paradises-servers-are-going-dark-after-over-a-decade/
Sad news, everyone: Burnout Paradise's servers, which have been online for over a decade, are finally going dark. On August 1, 2019, the brilliant, often-imitated yet rarely bested racing game from 2008 (technically 2009 on PC) will shut down its online servers for good. Another one bites the dust.
>> It's the original one, not the remake.

Explore a richly detailed ruin in Gothic-inspired freebie Esothe
https://www.pcgamer.com/explore-a-richly-detailed-ruin-in-gothic-inspired-freebie-esothe/
Created by one person in just a month, Esothe is a beautiful fantasy adventure set in a painstakingly detailed three-dimensional environment. It's a 3D platformer, essentially, and a decidedly minimalist one at that, inviting you to roam around its wide overworld, and to stick your head into its dimly lit caverns and abandoned houses in search of glowing orbs.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection's game lineup has been confirmed
https://www.pcgamer.com/castlevania-anniversary-collections-game-lineup-has-been-confirmed/
Konami has revealed the final four games that are lined up for the Castlevania Anniversary Collection ahead of its Steam launch on May 16th.
We already knew that Castlevania, Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, and Super Castlevania IV would be part of the Collection and we can now know that they will be joined by Castlevania: Bloodlines (Sega Megadrive), Castlevania: The Adventure (Gameboy), Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES), and Kid Dracula (Famicom).

South Korea's FTC will review 'unfair' in-game purchase policies
https://www.pcgamer.com/south-koreas-ftc-will-review-unfair-in-game-purchase-policies/
South Korea's Fair Trade Commission is conducting a review of consumer regulations governing videogames, including those relating to in-game purchases made by underage users. A report by the Korea Herald says the commission has involved ten game companies in the review, including Blizzard, Riot, and NCSoft.

Ritual of the Moon is a meditative game that takes 28 days to complete, out now
https://www.pcgamer.com/ritual-of-the-moon-is-a-meditative-game-that-takes-28-days-to-complete-out-now/
The meditative Ritual of the Moon, which came out yesterday, will take you 28 days to complete. You play it for five minutes a day, with each section involving a memory game, symbol drawing, and a decision to be made about the future of the Earth.

Firmament, from creators of Myst, enters final week of crowdfunding $350k short of goal
https://www.pcgamer.com/firmament-from-creators-of-myst-enters-final-week-of-crowdfunding-dollar350k-short-of-goal/
Firmament, the next game from the creators of Myst, has entered the final week of its Kickstarter campaign, and is currently $350,000 short of its funding goal.
The steampunk adventure game, which is planned for both PC and VR headsets, has a goal just shy of $1.3 million, and at the time of writing has raised around $920,000. The campaign finishes on Friday, April 26.

A Kickstarter for a game that's basically hentai Mass Effect has raised over a million dollars
https://www.pcgamer.com/a-kickstarter-for-a-game-thats-basically-hentai-mass-effect-has-raised-over-a-million-dollars/
Studio FOW, who have attracted controversy for producing CG porn starring videogame characters, have turned to Kickstarter to fund a game of their own. Called Subverse, they describe it as "a tactical RPG/SHMUP hybrid" where you're the captain of a spaceship called the Mary Celeste and have to assemble a crew. It sounds kind of like Mass Effect 2, only with more explicit sex.

Phoenix Point's Epic Store exclusivity deal is worth $2.25 million, says Fig investor
https://www.pcgamer.com/phoenix-points-epic-store-exclusivity-deal-is-worth-dollar225-million-says-fig-investor/
Epic Games paid more than $2 million to Phoenix Point developer Snapshot Games to secure a timed exclusive on its Epic Games Store.
In a thread on Resetera, a financier who supported the game on Fig - a platform that not only enables backers to financially kickstart a game, but also take a share in its profits - confirmed the game had already seen a 191 per cent return on investment (ROI) thanks to a "cash advance" raised by "Snapshot's distribution agreement" with Epic Games.
>> What do you think, do you find the sum high or low?

VR puzzler Gadgeteer moves into Early Access
https://www.pcgamer.com/vr-puzzler-gadgeteer-moves-into-early-access/
VR puzzler Gadgeteer has moved into Early Access.
The physics-based VR puzzle game—which we have listed in our most anticipated VR games of 2019 round-up—is a puzzle game about building contraptions out of bits of wood and metal to guide silver balls from one point to the other. You must build chain reaction machines to solve intricate puzzles and your machines will use gadgets to launch, bump, twist, and turn—"creating chain reactions that may even end up tearing apart the fabric of space-time".

Fortnite teases Avengers crossover event
https://www.pcgamer.com/fortnite-teases-avengers-crossover-event/
An Avengers crossover event is coming to Fortnite.
As is typical with these teasers, Epic hasn't given us much to go on—just a cheeky image with a Captain America shield and "Fortnite X Avengers" at the bottom—and the words "Whatever it takes" with a date: April 25, 2019.

China imposes new regulations on blood, dead bodies, and history in games
https://www.pcgamer.com/china-imposes-new-regulations-on-blood-dead-bodies-and-history-in-games/
China recently resumed approving videogames for release in the country, but it has also made a number of changes to that process and implemented stricter regulations on content. According to a report by analyst firm Niko Partners, that means games must not depict dead bodies or pools of blood, and must contain "correct information regarding history, politics and law."

Little Misfortune is a disturbing adventure about an 8-year-old girl on a walk in the woods
https://www.pcgamer.com/little-misfortune-is-a-disturbing-adventure-about-an-8-year-old-girl-on-a-walk-in-the-woods/
Little Misfortune is an adventure game about an eight-year-old girl, Misfortune Ramirez Hernandez, who follows her new friend Mr. Voice into the deep, dark forest to seek Eternal Happiness as a gift for her mother. Sounds fine, right?

The creator of Stardew Valley is hiring, if you can do five jobs at once
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-creator-of-stardew-valley-is-hiring-if-you-can-do-five-jobs-at-once/
Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone is expanding his Seattle studio with a new team, and more Stardew Valley, in whatever form that takes, is exciting. There's nothing unusual about the growth—the game has sold more than 3.5M copies across all platforms—but I bring it up because the first job posting is so comically overstuffed with responsibilities that it's hard to believe anyone would be able to do it for more than a week.
Update: Barone has responded in a series of tweets, saying that the job posting isn't accurately conveying the level of work he is expecting out of the position.

Heaven's Vault fast travel option leaves more time for archaeology
https://www.pcgamer.com/heavens-vault-fast-travel-option-leaves-more-time-for-archaeology/
Heaven's Vault, the moon-hopping archaeological adventure, finally has a decent fast travel option thanks to an update. It went live yesterday, and as well as letting you skip the game's few dull bits, it also makes searching for ruins a little easier and improves your robo-butler's navigation skills.
Update: The bug that occasionally left archaeologists floating or getting stuck in walls has now been fixed. It's safe to explore again.

Anthem update introduces The Sunken Cell stronghold today
https://www.pcgamer.com/anthem-sunken-cell-stronghold/
Anthem's next update, 1.1.0, is set to go live later today, introducing the new Sunken Cell stronghold, as well as other fixes and improvements that will be detailed in patch notes due to appear soon.

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw stream shows off 3 hours of space shenanigans
https://www.pcgamer.com/rebel-galaxy-outlaw-stream-shows-off-3-hours-of-space-shenanigans/
If last year's hour-long walkthrough of Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is too distant a memory for you, Double Damage's Travis Baldree hopped back into the cockpit for a three-hour livestream recently, showing off a meaty chunk of the dogfighting space sim. Get your fill of seedy space bars and ship combat above.

Tiny Tales is an epic, free adventure set in a teeny world
https://www.pcgamer.com/tiny-tales-is-an-epic-free-adventure-set-in-a-teeny-world/
Is it technically an adventure if you don't really travel all that far, say the distance from your doorstep to your local, a few streets away? Tiny Tales is a full-fat...well, maybe a semi-skimmed adventure that just so happens to take place on a single screen. You can see its ominous mountain from the opening village, and in fact it's only about a minute away, once you've fought and puzzled through every obstacle standing in your way.



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.

The news:

SALES & DEALS

GOG has two new sales:

At Steam there are five new sales:

There's a new Humble Bundle, the More Board Games Bundle for the next 13 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/more-board-games-asmodee

And at Fanatical, there are four new deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS/EMULATORS

Geralt could adventure on in new quests thanks to fan-made Witcher 3 modding tools
https://www.pcgamer.com/geralt-could-adventure-on-in-new-quests-thanks-to-fan-made-witcher-3-modding-tools/
Geralt deserved a restful retirement to the peaceful vinyard life after his final adventures in The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine, but who said that really had to be the end? Modder memr clearly wasn't ready for The Witcher 3 to be over and done with, as they've released a new project, called Radish Modding Tools, which is "a collection of in-game mods and external tools aimed to enable the creation of new quests by mod authors."
The Witcher 3 doesn't have an especially active mod scene these days, and most of the best Witcher 3 mods focus on overhauling combat or making quality of life changes. That's partially because the official mod tools were disappointingly limited compared to The Witcher's and The Witcher 2's.
These new Radish Modding Tools can't replace a powerful toolset from CD Projekt, but should be a lot better than nothing. As memr writes, "Although only a smallish subset of all possible features is supported it *should* allow to create non-trivial, story-based quests—just don't expect clicky-pointy-done workflows."
>> The article hasn't provided a link to the modding tools.

GAMING NEWS

Latest Star Wars Battlefront 2 update brings Hero tweaks, new map for Capital Supremacy and more
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/latest-star-wars-battlefront-2-update-brings-hero-tweaks-new-maps-for-capital-supremacy-and-more/
DICE has released a brand new update for Star Wars Battlefront 2, and revealed its complete changelog. According to the release notes, the Giants Above Kachirho update adds the Kashyyyk – Kachirho Beach map to the Capital Supremacy mode and introduces a new appearance for Leia Organa.

Anthem update 1.1.0 available for download, full patch release notes revealed, major features delayed
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/anthem-update-1-1-0-available-for-download-full-patch-release-notes-revealed-major-features-delayed/
Bioware has released a major new update for Anthem. According to the release notes, patch 1.1.0 adds the ability to access the Forge during Missions, Strongholds and Freeplay (meaning that you can change your gear without having to return to Fort Tarsis or the Launch Bay) and makes the Sunken Cell stronghold available to all players who have completed the main story.

Fallout 76: Wild Appalachia Update 8.5 available for download, full patch release notes revealed
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/fallout-76-wild-appalachia-update-8-5-available-for-download-full-patch-release-notes-revealed/
Bethesda has released a brand new update for Fallout 76. According to the release notes, patch 8.5 introduces a functional in-game camera, called the ProSnap Deluxe, that you can use to fill your Photomode Gallery with snapshots of your adventures.



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