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SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
Total War Three Kingdoms and Team Sonic Racing are using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech
SEGA has revealed – via their official Steam store pages – that both Total War: THREE KINGDOMS and Team Sonic Racing will be using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. This is a big surprise since SEGA had removed Denuvo from Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami and Sonic Mania, and has recently released Yakuza Kiwami 2 without that controversial anti-tamper tech.
RAGE 2 uses the Denuvo anti-tamper tech and the Vulkan API
The embargo for RAGE 2 has just been lifted and we can confirm that the game uses the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. Moreover, RAGE 2 is powered by the APEX Engine and uses the Vulkan API, something that will definitely please a lot of PC owners of weaker PC configurations.
You can now play as 2B from NieR Automata in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice thanks to this mod
Now here is something for all NieR Automata and Sekiro fans out there. Forsakensilver has released a new mod for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice that replaces the main protagonist with YoRHa No.2 Type B (also known as 2B) from Nier: Automata.
This mod also replaces the default sword with 2B‘s default Katanas in order to give a more authentic experience. Unfortunately, though, this mod does not replace the voice (so it might be a bit weird hearing 2B with a male voice). Still, those interested can download another mod that replaces the default sekiro injury and death voice to a female hunter.
>> Check the article for the Nexus Mods link for this mod, but we warned that you'll need to download and configure two extra archives.
This mod brings A2 from NieR Automata to Monster Hunter World, available for download
Back in October 2018, we informed you about a mod that allowed gamers to play as 2B from NieR: Automata in Monster Hunter World. And today, crimsonfaust released a new mod that allows gamers to play as YoRHa Type A No.2 (also known as A2) from NieR Automata.
This mod features both versions of A2 that were featured in NieR: Automata; the first one is with short hair and the second one is with long hair.
Do note that there is currently an issue and the model will deform when you use mantle. In order to avoid this deformation, players will have to create matching mantles by themselves (or not use mantle at all).
>> Get this mod from Nexus Mods.
Here are Quake, Yakuza Kiwami 2 & Batman Arkham Knight with Reshade real-time ray tracing Global Illumination
Earlier this week, we informed you about a new Reshade that aims to bring real-time ray tracing Global Illumination to pretty much all DX9, DX10 and DX11 games. And today, some users shared videos and screenshots from Batman: Arkham Knight, Yakuza Kiwami 2 and Quake, showcasing the alpha version of this Reshade mod.
F.E.A.R. Complete Edition Mod improves multiplayer & AI, adds new weapons, animations, effects & more
Modders Leon, Alvares and Andre have released a new modification for the first F.E.A.R. game that aims to add new content and improve its multiplayer as well as its enemy AI. For example, this mod adds the enemies and weapons from F.E.A.R. 2 Project Origin and F.E.A.R. 3, improves effects, adds new aiming mechanics and updates the AI.
Going into more details, F.E.A.R. Complete Edition adds 6 new models to multiplayer and updates its anti-cheat system, fixes enemy models and multiplayer models, fixes all co-op for multiplayer and improves icons in multiplayer. Furthermore, its adds a demo version of F.E.A.R. Extraction Point as well as Museum ATC after passing the original game.
Moreover, it adds double pistols ACM46 and Stradek MK7, pump-action shotgun, SHO-3, assault rifle with reflex sight, a new assassins with the mechanics of the shock of impact and subtitles for night mercenaries. It also fixes sniper clones in the “Wades” episode” and an Alma bug/glitch in the last level, and packs various additional bug fixes.
>> This mod is also available from Nexus Mods.
You can be Iron Man or One Punch Man in Monster Hunter: World now
There are Monster Hunter: World mods that make the game a bit more convenient, giving you more information on monster health or highlighting items to make them easier to pick up. Then there are the actual important mods, like the one that turns Nergigante into Thomas the Tank Engine, or these mods, which replace your hunter with comic book characters. Why be a normal hunter when you could be Iron Man, equipped with Thor's hammer and Captain America's shield for good measure?
This mod, called "I' m iron man" (I love that unnecessary space) comes in a few pieces. There are male and female Iron Man armor variants, a skin replacing the sword and shield weapon Grand Barong, and another weapon reskin that turns some Kulve Taroth silver weapons into a pair of Infinity Gauntlets.
I was pretty into modder crimsonfaust's Iron Man mod until I saw their One Punch Man mod, which looks exactly the right amount of stupid to be a great mod. If you're not familiar with One Punch man, all you need to know is that he's a normal guy who did 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and ran 10 kilometers every day, and then got so strong he can destroy anything in a single punch.
This mod makes you look like the wonderfully dopey One Punch Man, though it does not, I need to point out, make you KO monsters in a single hit.
>> A shame that the One Punch Man mod doesn't live up to the expectations.
This Mortal Kombat 11 mod lets you control the camera and explore the game like never before
A new Mortal Kombat 11 PC mod has untethered the camera, allowing players to explore the game's environments fully for the first time.
While not yet available for public use—YouTuber DennisNetwork says they "still have some kinks to work out"—they have released a series of videos showing the mod in action, including taking us down into the spectator pit of the tournament stage (amazingly, they're all severed at the waist), and stepping through the wire fences of the Black Dragon Fight Club, where you can visit the bar and the gents' washroom.
Skyrim Together is still in development despite massive setbacks
Multiplayer mod Skyrim Together reached a big milestone in January, hitting closed beta after years in development. Since then there have been considerable setbacks, starting with the use of code from the Skyrim Script Extender mod without attribution. After this came to light, the beta quickly ended and work started on removing it. That was expected to be a big job, but according to one developer, the entire codebase has now been crapped.
On Reddit, Ijustwantsteamdosh gave a brief update, explaining that the "entire codebase" had been scrapped, but that the mod was still being worked on and a "new approach" to release was being considered. The overhaul is not a result of the SKSE code being removed, they clarified, but the team felt that it was a good time do a "restructure of class hierarchy and how things interact with each other".
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS – Multiplayer Campaign Spotlight
SEGA has released a new video for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS in which Wheels and Tom show off multiplayer campaigns in the game and some of the new situations players can find themselves in. Moreover, this video features the bandits of the black mountains, Zheng Jiang and Zhang Yan.
Final Fantasy 7 vs Remake graphics comparison – 1997 versus 2015 versus 2019
A couple of days ago, Square Enix released a brand new trailer for Final Fantasy 7 Remake. The game was initially unveiled at E3 2015 and it’s time today to compare its original 1997 version with the latest 2019 version, as well as the E3 2015 build with the State of Play 2019 build.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood will not be timed-exclusive to the Epic Games Store
In a Reddit AMA, MachineGames confirmed that the next Wolfenstein game, Wolfenstein: Youngblood will not be timed-exclusive to the Epic Games Store. As such, and similarly to RAGE 2, Wolfenstein Youngblood will be coming on both the Bethesda store and Steam.
>> What a time we life in, where a no news is a news. Sadly, the same can't be said for other games.
First-person space exploration game, Outer Wilds, is now timed-exclusive on the Epic Games Store
Despite its initial crowd-funding promise to release its title on Steam, Mobius Digital has announced that its first-person space exploration game, Outer Wilds, will be now timed-exclusive on the Epic Games Store. Mobius Digital will reveal additional platforms at a later date, so we can expect the game to hit Steam six or twelve months after its Epic Games Store release.
>> Don't confuse it with The Outer Worlds.
Launch trailer released for A Plague Tale: Innocence
Focus Home Interactive has released the launch trailer for A Plague Tale: Innocence. In this new adventure stealth game, players will embark on a dark adventure through a war-torn, medieval France, relentlessly pursued by the Inquisition and never-ending hordes of ravenous rats.
New Doom Eternal gameplay footage surfaces, showing a brand new map
At GDC 2019, Bethesda and id Software showcased a new gameplay demo for Doom Eternal. This new gameplay demo shows off a brand new map that we’ve never seen before, and I’m pretty sure that all Doom Eternal fans will find it cool.
First gameplay trailer and new screenshots for Oddworld: Soulstorm
Oddworld Inhabitants has unveiled the first look at gameplay from Oddworld: Soulstorm, the second game in a planned Oddworld pentalogy. Oddworld: Soulstorm is the first true follow-up to the critically acclaimed, best-selling Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, which was a ground-up remake of Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee.