It's Monday again, and here are the news:
SALES & DEALS
Black Ops 4 Battle Edition is just $12 in the latest Humble Monthly Bundle
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Edition is the early unlock for the next Humble Monthly Bundle, which means you can play it now for the cost of a $12 subscription.
The Battle Edition, usually $40, contains both the Blackout battle royale mode and multiplayer, but not the Zombies mode.
GOG's new weekly sale brings up to 75% discounts: https://www.gog.com/news/weekly_sale_bvariety_gaming_with_up_to_75b
At Steam, there are two new daily deals:
At Fanatical... the Star Deal has ended but, as it's the case as of late, they still haven't published the new one .
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
CEMU 1.15.6 available for download to Patreon backers, reworks UI and removes deprecated options
Nintendo WiiU fans, here is something for you today. The team behind the best Nintendo WiiU emulator, CEMU, has released a brand new version of it. Version 1.15.6 of CEMU is currently available to all backers and will be made available to everyone on May 10th.
According to the release notes, CEMU 1.15.6 reworks UI and removed deprecated options, removes experimental menu and makes RDTSC always enabled, removes support for conventional shaders and forces CPU timer mode to be always ‘host based’.
Furthermore, this new version adds UI to configure game profiles, includes an option to set controller profiles, adds tooltips for some of the settings, and brings accuracy tweaks in HIDRead() that should improve support and increase stability for Skylanders and Lego USB portals.
Duke Forces Version 2.10, Star Wars: Dark Forces mod for Duke Nukem 3D, adds new sprites
Modder ‘DeeperThought’ released a brand new version of his Star Wars Dark Forces mod for Duke Nukem 3D. Duke Forces is a Star Wars themed total conversion for Duke Nukem 3D that is based mostly on the Dark Forces game and its brand new version, 2.10, is mostly a cosmetic update with a few bug fixes and balance tweaks.
Duke Forces works with all Duke Nukem 3D levels and automatically converts weapons, enemies, textures, sprites, music (pretty much everything into Star Wars content).
Version 2.10 adds new improved sprites for Sith, Gamorrean enemy, new Star Wars themed babe sprites to replace strippers, upscaled sprites for most enemies and replaces the “west wuz won” map with the “shocking twist” map. In addition, this new version packs miscellaneous minor graphical effect improvements, reduces both player shield amounts and health amounts for most enemies, makes weapon zoom snappier and allows the shotgun to have more ammo.
>> Get it from ModDB.
Duke Nukem 3D remake in Serious Sam 3 looks absolutely glorious & is way better than Duke Nukem Forever
A few hours ago, we informed you about a Star Wars Dark Forces mod for Duke Nukem 3D. However, we have even greater news for all you Duke Nukem fans out there. Steam member ‘Syndroid’ has released a remake of the classic Duke Nukem 3D game in Serious Sam 3 that works with VR and looks miles better than Duke Nukem Forever.
Now the reason I’m bringing Duke Nukem Forever is because this Duke Nukem 3D remake uses all of character and weapon assets. Instead of creating new 3D models, Syndroid used those that were used for Duke Nukem Forever. And to the modder’s credit, the combination of the recreated levels and the remixes for the classic DN3D songs with the new 3D models that were created for Duke Nukem Forever is incredible.
As the mod’s description reads, and while the main idea is to remake the classic Duke 3D experience in Serious Sam 3, some modern elements have been added to the mix. For instance, the levels have been expanded and occasional enemy waves/arena fights are present now.
Syndroid has currently recreated the four levels from the L.A. Meltdown episode and his goal is to remake all the 5 main levels from it. The modder may also remake E2L1 as a bonus afterwards.
>> This one is on Steam.
New The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project comparison video showcases numerous improved textures
Modder ‘Halk Hogan PL’ has released a new video for the upcoming new version of his amazing graphics/texture mod for The Witcher 3, The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project. This new video compares some of the textures that have been overhauled with the vanilla ones, and the visual difference is a bit shocking.
This Resident Evil 2 Remake mod lets you play as Excella Gionne from Resident Evil 5
Xorrito78 has released a brand new mod for Resident Evil 2 Remake that lets you play as Excella Gionne from Resident Evil 5. According to the modder, Excella’s face is fully functional and animated, and there are proper body physics.
This mod replaces Elza Walker and is divided in two parts (head and body for further customization). Those interested can download the mod from here and you can install it via FluffyQuack’s mod manager.
Experimental Doom Remake 4 version adds more lights, improves PBR materials, supports Vulkan API
Modder ‘vasyan777’ has released a brand new version of the Doom Remake 4 mod for the classic Doom games. According to the changelog, this experimental version comes with texture lights script which adds more lights making PBR materials reflecting, though it is also more resource hungry than the previously released version.
In case you aren’t aware of, Doom Remake 4 is basically a compilation of mods that make the classic Doom games look more polished and aesthetic. This mod features High Resolution Textures with PBR materials, 3D models of every object and enemy, New HUD (modified DoomVisor), as well as Brutal mods with plenty of blood and gibs.
This latest experimental version also supports the Vulkan API (alongside OpenGL), though you’ll have to disable motion blur otherwise you will get a blank screen.
>> This mod is available from ModDB.
Massive Dark Souls 'Daughters of Ash' mod now available for Remastered edition
Back in January we wrote about Daughters of Ash, a long-in-development mod for Dark Souls that adds piles of new material to the game. At the time it was only available for the original 'Prepare to Die' PC release of Dark Souls, but now compatible with the 2018 Remastered release of Dark Souls, too.
>> Available from Nexus Mods.
Here's a mod to make Fallout 4 characters look anime
If you thought the problem with Fallout 4 was that its characters didn't have big enough eyes and small enough noses then here's the mod for you. It's called Animerace Nanakochan and it transforms Fallout 4's women into winsome anime ladies. (The modder has no plans to do the same for the Commonwealth's men.)
The mod works both on the player-character and NPCs and you can see how character creation works in the video below. It seems like there are some issues with longer hairstyles clipping through clothes, but that's a common problem in any game that allows extensive character creation.
>> Get it from Nexus Mods.
Play Overwatch with a Portal gun thanks to this new Workshop mod
Modders have brought Chell's portal gun to Overwatch.
Created with Overwatch Workshop, a new, in-game modding tool, the gun isn't just cosmetic, either. Thanks to Overwatch Workshop's ability to let players change game's rules to accommodate new modes and features, the gun can be used to fire entrance and exit portals, too. It even obeys Portal's own law of "speedy thing goes in, speedy thing goes out", allowing players to build up momentum and fling themselves all over the map.
>> Use the code BE2J7 to unlock the mode in the workshop.
Play Torbjörn Golf thanks to the Overwatch Workshop
When you hear the phrase "Torbjörn Golf" you might get a picture in your head of the Overwatch hero using a hammer like a golf club, maybe on a golf ball, or maybe just on Wrecking Ball. Now watch the video of Torbjörn Golf, and see what it actually looks like.
The player responsible for making this new mode in the Overwatch Workshop went in a different direction with the idea. Torbjörn is the golf ball, and powers up (you can see the number at the top of the screen increasing), then launches himself like Winston does with his jump pack attack.
>> The code for this mod is QT7TQ.
Fade to Silence looks gorgeous in 4K on Ultra settings
Fade to Silence is a new single-player and co-op survival adventure game that has left Early Access and has been fully released on Steam. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, the game set in a post-apocalyptic world that is frozen in an eternal winter, and below you can find some 4K screenshots from its final/retail version.
Resident Evil 2 Remake is faster by 4-12fps without the Denuvo anti-tamper tech
As we’ve already reported, Capcom had accidentally released a Denuvo-free version of Resident Evil 2 Remake to the public. And while we couldn’t really test this version, YouTube’s ‘NeonGaming’ got its hands on it and published a comparison between the “Denuvo-powered” and the “Denuvo-free” versions.
Rocket League has been review bombed after announcement of Epic Store exclusivity
Another game has been tested by Steam’s new review moderation algorithm as the store page of Rocket League has been receiving an inordinate amount of negative reviews. This follows after a recent article from Variety in which Epic Store disclosed via a public relations statement that Rocket League will become another exclusive to its client.
First gameplay footage for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to be revealed at EA Play 2019 this June
Respawn and Electronic Arts have confirmed that the first gameplay footage for their upcoming Star Wars game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be revealed at EA Play 2019. This basically means that we will be getting the first gameplay footage somewhere between June 7th and June 9th.
Chernobylite 4K Screenshots Gallery
The Farm 51 has provided us with a copy for its upcoming survival horror game that is set in Chernobyl and uses photogrammetry tech, Chernobylite. As such, we’ve decided to capture some 4K/Ultra screenshots from it and share them with you.
Rumour: Assassin’s Creed Kingdom to be called Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok, first details and screenshots [UPDATE: Most likely fake]
Rumour alert everyone. It appears that the first details for the next Assassin’s Creed game have been leaked. According to the leak, the next AC game will be called Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok, will release in 2020, and will be a cross-gen title (meaning that it will hit both current and next generation platforms).
>> Well, it fits with the previous rumors about that rumored viking setting.
*Edit* The AC rumor seems to be fake. At least the screenshots are.
Last edited by JEMC - on 07 May 2019