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Friday news, the second part and last for this week:

Fortnite has added John Wick and his Bounty LTM
https://www.pcgamer.com/fortnite-has-added-john-wick-and-his-bounty-ltm/
John Wick's one-man war has once again taken him to Fortnite's island, this time accompanied by a new temporary mode, Wick's Bounty, free rewards and a skin and sledgehammer set that you can buy in the shop.

Signs of the Sojourner is a card game with chats instead of battles
https://www.pcgamer.com/signs-of-the-sojourner-is-a-card-game-with-chats-instead-of-battles/
Deck-building games typically give you cards that represent weapons or spells or a big orc who wants to smash heads. Sometimes you get a field. Your deck is your arsenal. Not so in Signs of the Sojourner, however, where you must use cards to forge connections with people and develop your personality.

Hearthstone's new solo adventure The Dalaran Heist is now live
https://www.pcgamer.com/hearthstones-new-solo-adventure-the-dalaran-heist-is-now-live/
The Dalaran Heist, the new solo adventure mode in Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows, is now live for all players. The first part of Hearthstone's first-ever year-long storyline will have players jumping feet-first into the League of E.V.I.L.'s dastardly scheme to swipe the entire floating city of Dalaran.

OtherSide will self-publish System Shock 3 if it has to, but hopes someone else will do it
https://www.pcgamer.com/otherside-will-self-publish-system-shock-3-if-it-has-to-but-hopes-someone-else-will-do-it/
The ongoing financial troubles at Starbreeze Studios led it to sell the System Shock 3 publishing rights back to developer OtherSide Entertainment earlier this year. But OtherSide isn't terribly interested in jumping into the self-publishing game: Creative director Warren Spector told VGC that the studio is on the lookout for a new dance partner, and there's been "a lot of interest" from potential publishers.

Metro Exodus expansions will tell the tales of a lost colonel and an American survivor
https://www.pcgamer.com/metro-exodus-expansions-will-tell-the-tales-of-a-lost-colonel-and-an-american-survivor/
Three months after the release of Metro Exodus, publisher Deep Silver has revealed its plans for a two-part expansion pass that will tell brand-new stories, featuring brand-new characters, in the ruined landscapes far beyond Moscow. The descriptions of the expansions contain some mild spoilers, so for now I'll say only that they both sound pretty cool and then stop, in case you want to avoid any potentially ruined surprises.

Rainbow Six Siege’s next patch reworks its most powerful sniper
https://www.pcgamer.com/rainbow-six-sieges-next-patch-reworks-its-most-powerful-sniper/
As Rainbow Six Siege begins its transition from the burnt skies of Australia to Operation Phantom Sight, Ubisoft has shared its latest Designer Notes for gadget reworks coming in the near future. Most notably, Glaz’s powerful thermal scope will soon be modified to nerf his entry fragging power.

This old BBC video about making the first GTA is a treasure
https://www.pcgamer.com/this-old-bbc-video-about-making-the-first-gta-is-a-treasure/
Over 20 years later, Rockstar has sold more copies of GTA 5 than there are people in the United Kingdom, by quite a long way. This week, the BBC tweeted out a little snippet of archive footage that went behind the making of the original game in 1996. Rory Cellan-Jones visited DMA Design in Dundee, riding high on the success of the Lemmings games, to get the inside scoop on its newest project. In this video (via Ellen Rose on Twitter), you'll see (who I believe is) programmer David Kivlin talking about the premise of the game, then Craig Conner discussing GTA's music. Then you'll see Cellan-Jones meet QA testers Fiona Robertson and Gordon Ross, which the presenter refers to as a 'dream job'.

Bungie is nerfing Destiny 2's most powerful exotics, including Whisper of the Worm and Ace of Spades
https://www.pcgamer.com/bungie-is-nerfing-destiny-2s-most-powerful-exotics-including-whisper-of-the-worm-and-ace-of-spades/
Each week Bungie updates players of its shared-world online shooter with the latest info from the development team. Normally it's a fairly sedate affair, peppered with info about forthcoming events, but today's installment was a sandbox balance special, and it's fair to say the fans are far from happy with the changes coming.

The Division 2's first raid, Operation Dark Hours, is now live—without matchmaking
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-division-2s-first-raid-operation-dark-hours-is-now-livewithout-matchmaking/
Operation Dark Hours, the first Division 2 raid, is now live. In the Special Report video above, Ubisoft went into detail on the raid, its rewards, checkpointing and more.

The Division 2's first raid was defeated in 5 hours
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-division-2s-first-raid-was-defeated-in-5-hours/
The Division 2 introduced its very first raid, Operation Dark Hours, yesterday. Five hours later, it had already been conquered. With plenty of time to prepare, there were no doubt lots of agents ready to descend on the airport when it opened its doors, but it was streamer Marcostyle and his POG clan that came out the other end first. It took some doing.

Surviving Mars: Green Planet is live, allowing you to send all geese to Mars
https://www.pcgamer.com/surviving-mars-green-planet-is-live-allowing-you-to-send-all-geese-to-mars/
Surviving Mars: Green Planet gives you tools to transform the red, dusty rock into a verdant paradise full of cheerful humans and animals wandering around outside and breathing in the lovely air. I've used this opportunity to provide an important service for humanity: I am taking all the horrible geese from Earth and moving them to Mars.

Activision and EA will both be at E3, but not on the show floor
https://www.pcgamer.com/activision-and-ea-will-both-be-at-e3-but-not-on-the-show-floor/
With a seemingly quiet year ahead, Activision won't have a booth at E3 this year. The publisher won't be skipping it entirely, though that's not unprecedented, and will instead be holding private meetings.
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EA, meanwhile, is returning to E3 after skipping it for a few years, but it won't be on the show floor either. The publisher is still hosting its external EA Play event, though this year it won't feature a press conference.

Let's end the news checking what do GOG and Steam have for us:

+GOG

+Steam

Phew! That's all for this week. Have a happy and gaming weekend.



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.

Around the Network
JEMC said:
vivster said:

Nah, it's just some crowd funded game that may have said it's releasing on Steam but now it doesn't. Kind of a dick move.

Oh, yeah I don't remember the name of the game but the article about it. Some of the backers are angry (how surprising!) because a Steam release was promised during the funding campaign and now want their money back, which I find it fair since the conditions have changed.

Some of the backers are actually thinking of filing for lawsuits. I wouldn't blame them, since this kind of dick move is setting a bad example and tainting the waters for crowd funding.

Hopefully these people manage to file a suit and bring back some actual order to crowd funding, by holding the ones making the product responsible. 

When this sort of crap happens though, I can never side with the dev, I'll side with the consumer. 



                                       

Chazore said:
JEMC said:

Oh, yeah I don't remember the name of the game but the article about it. Some of the backers are angry (how surprising!) because a Steam release was promised during the funding campaign and now want their money back, which I find it fair since the conditions have changed.

Some of the backers are actually thinking of filing for lawsuits. I wouldn't blame them, since this kind of dick move is setting a bad example and tainting the waters for crowd funding.

Hopefully these people manage to file a suit and bring back some actual order to crowd funding, by holding the ones making the product responsible. 

When this sort of crap happens though, I can never side with the dev, I'll side with the consumer. 

Suing them is taking things too far, at least in this case. They've changed the store they'll launch the game, yes, but asking for a refund because the conditions have changed is more than enough. Of course, if the devs refuse to refund or provide those that complain with a key to get the game from Steam as promised, now then is when a lawsuit could be in order.

Because honestly, there have been a lot worse cases of abuse with the whole crowfunding thing. From devs that have enough capital to fund the game but go to those sites to risk others money and not theirs to publishers making funding campaigns for a game only to gauge the interest for it, and then decide if they buy the rights or not.



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.

Thinking of what I should do with the 10€ Epic gave me just like that. I should probably invest



If you demand respect or gratitude for your volunteer work, you're doing volunteering wrong.

Invest in what, a mouse pad



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.

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JEMC said:
Invest in what, a mouse pad

Put it in a trust fund to save your own soul



                                       

Chazore said:
JEMC said:
Invest in what, a mouse pad

Put it in a trust fund to save your own soul

I would, but I sold my soul a long time ago when I signed up for Steam just because it was the only store that had a game I wanted to play. Weirdly enough I did not go to the internet to whine about store exclusivity. I probably should've.



If you demand respect or gratitude for your volunteer work, you're doing volunteering wrong.

vivster said:
Chazore said:

Put it in a trust fund to save your own soul

I would, but I sold my soul a long time ago when I signed up for Steam just because it was the only store that had a game I wanted to play. Weirdly enough I did not go to the internet to whine about store exclusivity. I probably should've.

Dude! There's no need to turn everything into an attack.



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.

Let's start another week with the news of these last few days:

SALES & DEALS

Steam's Top 10

  1. MORDHAU
  2. Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
  3. RAGE 2
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
  6. A Plague Tale: Innocence
  7. RAGE 2 - Deluxe Edition
  8. RAGE 2
  9. No Man's Sky
  10. Risk of Rain 2

Minecraft has sold 176 million copies, may be the best-selling game ever
https://www.pcgamer.com/minecraft-has-sold-176-million-copies-may-be-the-best-selling-game-ever/
Microsoft took the opportunity of Minecraft's 10th anniversary to announce their new AR game Minecraft Earth, and also casually mention that Mojang's voxel-em-up has now sold 176 million copies. That's across all platforms of course, including Minecraft: Pocket Edition on mobile, and it means Minecraft might now be the best-selling game of all time.
It's impossible to say for sure because nobody's willing to say exactly how many copies Tetris has sold, with estimated figures varying from 170 million to 425 million—depending who's doing the counting and which of the many versions available count as real Tetris.
The only other game to have crossed the 100 million line is Grand Theft Auto 5, which has sold 110 million copies.

Borderlands 3 has also been removed from the Epic Games Store Mega Sale
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/borderlands-3-has-also-been-removed-from-the-epic-games-store-mega-sale/
Following Paradox Interactive’s example, 2K Games has decided to remove Borderlands 3 from the Epic Games Store Mega Sale. While you still can pre-order the game, the initial $10 discount does no longer apply. Some say that Epic’s additional $10 discount is still on effect so you still may get it cheaper, and we expect 2K Games to honour all those that were quick enough to take advantage of the sale and pre-order the game.
What this ultimately means is that Borderlands 3, Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 and Oxygen Not Included have been removed from the Epic Mega Sale. Not only that, but Ubisoft’s games are nowhere to be found (this is mainly due to some issue with the interaction between the Epic Games Store and Uplay, however it’s worth pointing out that the games are no longer available on Epic’s store).
>> How in the world do you make a sale on your store and not inform the publishers that you're going to put their games on sale, forcing them to do things like this?

Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Kingdom Come: Deliverance at lowest-ever prices in GMG sale
https://www.pcgamer.com/grab-shadow-of-the-tomb-raider-kingdom-come-deliverance-for-lowest-ever-prices-in-gmg-sale/
Green Man Gaming is celebrating its ninth birthday by releasing a batch of new deals every day—and right now you can grab games such as Shadow of the Tomb Raider, RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance and shop sim Moonlighter at their lowest-ever prices.
In today's selection of deals, Shadow the Tomb Raider is 60% off at $24/£18 for the next 48 hours. Hitman 2 is also on sale at a low price—57% off, $24/£19—and My Time at Portia is discounted too.
>> Some of those deals aren't available anymore, but there are new games on sale. Check them out! https://www.greenmangaming.com/

GOG starts the week with two new deals:

Steam features two new daily deals:

And now let's check Fanatical:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

Into the Breach and FTL are now on Origin Access Basic, Tropico 6 on Premier
https://www.pcgamer.com/into-the-breach-and-ftl-are-now-on-origin-access-basic-tropico-6-on-premier/
Into the Breach and FTL, two of the best indie games on PC, made their way to the basic tier of Origin Access this week, while Tropico 6 and tactics game Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden came to the Premier version.
Subscribers to the basic tier, which is $30/£20 a year or $5/£4 a month, also got black-and-white puzzler Shift Quantum and Taiwanese horror game Detention, which Andy was a big fan of. Into the Breach, our 2018 game of the year, and FTL were both made by Subset Games—EA opened up Origin Access to third parties last year.
Tropico 6, a solid entry to the city building series, and the XCOM-like Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden are part of the much pricier Origin Access Premier, which is $100/£90.

MODS/EMULATORS

CEMU 1.15.7 will be available to everyone on May 24th, full release notes revealed
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/cemu-1-15-7-will-be-available-to-everyone-on-may-24th-full-release-notes-revealed/
The team behind the best Nintendo WiiU emulator, CEMU, has released a brand new version of it. CEMU 1.15.7 is currently available to all Patreon backers and will be made available to everyone else on May 24th.
According to the release notes, CEMU 1.15.7 adds visual indicator at game boot which displays the used controller profiles and controller low battery warning, and makes Global precompiled shader setting no longer reset to auto.
Furthermore, this latest version of CEMU optimizes recompilation. improves the accuracy and behavior of GX2WaitForFlip + GX2SwapScanBuffers and fixes an issue where Cemu would crash if a game setup invalid shaders.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild mods can now customize Link's skin, add entire custom maps
https://www.pcgamer.com/zelda-breath-of-the-wild-mods-can-now-customize-links-skin-add-entire-custom-maps/
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild mods have been incredible since the beginning, when the Wii U emulator Cemu first made the game playable on PC. These days it's very playable, to the tune of 4K, 60 fps, and you can even play it in first-person.
Most of the character mods were, naturally, ridiculous, replacing Link entirely or swapping his motorcycle for a rideable Sonic the Hedgehog. But modding progress continues to be amazing, and with a graphics pack it's now possible to extensively customize the look of Breath of the Wild, from its foggy skies right down to the color of Link's hair and skin.

Quake 3, Grand Theft Auto 5 & IV, F.E.A.R. & more with Reshade real-time ray tracing Global Illumination
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/quake-3-grand-theft-auto-5-iv-f-e-a-r-more-with-reshade-real-time-ray-tracing-global-illumination/
YouTube’s ‘EiermannTelevision’ has shared some videos, showing Quake 3, Carmageddon, Grand Theft Auto 5, Grand Theft Auto 4, Half Life, F.E.A.R. and Star Wars Jedi Outcast with the latest Reshade mod that adds real-time ray tracing Global Illumination effects.
As we’ve already stated, this new Reshade (which is currently in an alpha stage) is being created by Pascal Gilcher and allows PC gamers to enable ray traced Global Illumination in all DX9, DX10 and DX11 games.

This NieR Automata mod for Dark Souls 3 allows you to play as 2B
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/this-nier-automata-mod-for-dark-souls-3-allows-you-to-play-as-2b/
Created by modder ‘Forsakensilver’, this mod replaces the Fallen Knight set with 2B’s 3D model from NieR Automata. This mod is the ported version of the Sekiro’s 2B mod that we have recently reported (so be sure to also download that one if you are playing Sekiro).
In short, this is just a 3D model swapper and nothing more. Still, I’m almost certain that a number of players will be interested in it. 2B’s 3D model suits the game’s atmosphere and does not feel visually and aesthetically out of place (okay okay, it does not make sense to have a robot-girl with a skirt in a game like Dark Souls 3 but still).
>> Available from Nexus Mods.

Skyrim Together modders reveal death threats from community
https://www.pcgamer.com/skyrim-together-modders-reveal-death-threats-from-community/
The team behind co-op mod Skyrim Together has received "multiple direct death threats" from members of its community, it has revealed.
In the mod's May report one modder, Yamashi, apologized for saying last month that the team "[doesn't] owe the community anything". The team said Yamashi's comments were "poorly written and a result of a lot of pressure and frustration"—but that pressure came partly from fans "harassing" them, with some going as far as to send death threats, they said.
>> That's sad.

GAMING NEWS

Capcom is currently developing numerous games using the RE ENGINE
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/capcom-is-currently-developing-numerous-games-using-the-re-engine/
Capcom has announced that it is currently working on numerous games that will be powered by the RE Engine. The RE Engine was used in Resident Evil 7, Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil 2 Remake, and has been able to provide amazing visuals and impressive performance on current-gen hardware.

Warframe The Jovian Concord is coming to the PC next week as a free update
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/warframe-the-jovian-concord-is-coming-to-the-pc-next-week-as-a-free-update/
Digital Extremes announced that the new The Jovian Concord update, a full graphic overhaul of the Tenno-favorite Jupiter tileset (AKA ‘Gas City’) now with reworked environments and gameplay, will be coming to the PC next week as a free update.
>> You've probably guessed it, but this will happen this week.

Ghostbusters Remastered rated in Korea for the PC, registered by Epic Games Korea
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/ghostbusters-remastered-rated-in-korea-for-the-pc-registered-by-epic-games-korea/
It appears that a remastered version of Ghostbusters is currently under development as it was rated by the Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee. Now what is really interesting here is that Epic Games Korea applied for the rating, something that could perhaps indicate an upcoming Epic Games Store exclusive release.

QLOC will remove the 30fps lock from Mortal Kombat 11, Patch #3 available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/qloc-will-remove-the-30fps-lock-from-mortal-kombat-11-patch-3-available-for-download/
QLOC has released the third patch for the PC version of Mortal Kombat 11, and announced that it is currently working on removing the 30fps lock from it. This news comes after the release of a mod that removed the 30fps cap, so it appears that we have to thanks the modder for this upcoming official framerate fix.

THQ Nordic will reveal two unannounced games for beloved franchises at E3 2019
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/thq-nordic-will-reveal-two-unannounced-games-for-beloved-franchises-at-e3-2019/
THQ Nordic has announced that it will reveal two new unannounced games for beloved franchises at E3 2019. The first game is a remake of a galactically beloved game/franchise, while the second is a new vision of a beloved franchise.
>> shikamaru317 made a thread about it.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection public flighting to likely begin after E3 2019
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/halo-the-master-chief-collection-public-flighting-to-likely-begin-after-e3-2019/
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a collection that a lot of PC gamers are looking forward. However, it appears that its first public flighting will not be happening soon. According to 343 Industries’ ske7ch343, the first public flighting will most likely begin after E3 2019.
>> What do you think, date announcement during the PC Gaming Show?

Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered Update 1.03 adjusts lighting in cutscenes, improves ultra-wide monitor support
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/assassins-creed-3-remastered-update-1-03-adjusts-lighting-in-cutscenes-improves-ultra-wide-monitor-support/
Ubisoft has released a brand new update for the remastered version of Assassin’s Creed 3. According to the release notes, update 1.03 adjusts lighting in cutscenes in order to improve how character faces, skin and hair look throughout the game.

Gears of War 5 to be released in September 2019 according to latest rumours
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/gears-of-war-5-to-be-released-in-september-2019-according-to-latest-rumours/
E3 2019, the biggest gaming event, will begin in less than a month and a lot of rumours surfaced today regarding some of Microsoft’s titles. NeoGAF’s member ‘Braldryr’ is the source of this rumour, suggesting that Gears of War 5, also known as Gears 5, will be released in September 2019.

Report: Cyberpunk 2077 release date to be unveiled at Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/report-cyberpunk-2077-release-date-to-be-unveiled-at-microsofts-e3-2019-press-conference/
Back in March 2019, we informed you about the possibility of CD Projekt RED revealing Cyberpunk 2077’s release date at E3 2019. CD Projekt RED claimed back then at E3 2019 will be really important to it, and it appears that we were right.
>> Well, that's going to be my most important reason to watch their conference.

Halo: Infinite targets a Holiday 2020 release, Age of Empires IV targets a 2020 release
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/halo-infinite-targets-a-holiday-2020-release-age-of-empires-iv-targets-a-2020-release/
As you may have guessed, NeoGAF’s ‘Braldryr’ has shared a lot of interesting details about a variety of games, which is why we’ve dedicated specific stories on those that we believe will interest most of you. Alongside the Cyberpunk 2077 and Gears 5 rumours, Braldryr shared some details about Halo: Infinite and Age of Empires IV.
>> It would be about time to finally see what they've prepared for AoE4.

First official in-game trailer released for F1 2019
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/first-official-in-game-trailer-released-for-f1-2019/
Codemasters has just released the first official in-game trailer for F1 2019. As the press release reads, this trailer showcases a stunning visual uplift and features the official F1 theme music written by composer Brian Tyler, focusing on intense rivalries as the drivers jostle for position in the heat of the battle.



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.

Monday news, part two:

Minecraft Earth is an AR spin-off that lets you build in the real world
https://www.pcgamer.com/minecraft-earth-is-an-ar-spin-off-that-lets-you-build-in-the-real-world/
With devious games now tricking us into walking around outside and, god forbid, meeting real people, Microsoft and Mojang have decided to get in on the action with their own AR mobile game: Minecraft Earth. I am riddled with cynicism when it comes to AR, but this might be kinda neat? Take a gander at the reveal trailer above.

Walkout organizers 'disappointed' by Riot's refusal to change forced arbitration policy
https://www.pcgamer.com/walkout-organizers-disappointed-by-riots-refusal-to-change-forced-arbitration-policy/
Earlier this month, employees at League of Legends studio Riot Games staged a walkout over the company's policy requiring that disputes with employees be settled through private arbitration rather than through lawsuits. Five current and former Riot employees filed lawsuits against the company in the wake of last year's in-depth Kotaku report into the company's deeply sexist internal culture; Riot moved to block some of those lawsuits by claiming that the employees involved had signed agreements waiving their rights to trials against the company.

CD Projekt promises 'more humane' Cyberpunk 2077 crunch than devs endured for The Witcher 3
https://www.pcgamer.com/cd-projekt-promises-more-humane-cyberpunk-2077-crunch-than-devs-endured-for-the-witcher-3/
CD Projekt Red faced complaints in 2017 from unhappy former employees, including criticism of the long hours they were forced to work as they wrapped up The Witcher 3. At the time, CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwiński and studio head Adam Badowski defended the practice, saying that its approach isn't for everyone but that it "creates innovation and makes it possible for us to say we've worked really hard on something, and we think it's worth your hard-earned cash."
Speaking in an interview with Kotaku this week, however, Iwiński said the studio wants to take a more "humane" approach to late-stage development by leaning more heavily into a "non-obligatory crunch policy."

Rainbow Six Siege disables Clash, other gadgets causing game-breaking exploits
https://www.pcgamer.com/rainbow-six-siege-disables-clash-other-gadgets-causing-game-breaking-exploits/
During a week that should be filled with anticipation for Operation Phantom Sight, Rainbow Six Siege matches have become a minefield of game-breaking exploits that make Clash, IQ, and certain deployable shield-wielders unstoppable. In an extremely rare move by developer Ubisoft, the offending gadgets and operator are completely disabled for all players until the bugs are squashed in a patch next week.

Rainbow Six Siege's new defender looks like your dad cosplaying as James Bond
https://www.pcgamer.com/rainbow-six-sieges-new-defender-looks-like-your-dad-cosplaying-as-james-bond/
Ubisoft began teasing the new operators coming to Rainbow Six Siege in Year 4 season 2 earlier this week with an image showing two characters from behind, one of whom appearing to be sneaking up on the other. Today we've got a little more information on one of them: Collinn McKinley, aka Warden, a 30-year veteran of the US Secret Service who looks like a cross between James Bond and your dad.

Apex Legends' next patch will say goodbye to Gibraltar's sticky shield
https://www.pcgamer.com/apex-legends-next-patch-will-say-goodbye-to-gibraltars-sticky-shield/
Respawn is taking us into the weekend with patch notes for a new Apex Legends update that's set to go live early next week. It's largely a fixer-upper, with a number of quality-of-life improvements, and a workaround for an issue that was causing crashes on Intel CPUs. But amidst all that is a spot of unhappiness for fans of the big boy named Gibraltar: His Stupid Sticky Shield trick is no more.

Pagan Online, the ARPG blending Diablo and Warframe, adds co-op play
https://www.pcgamer.com/pagan-online-the-arpg-blending-diablo-and-warframe-adds-co-op-play/
Pagan Online, a fun mashup of Diablo and Warframe, had added two-player co-op, and developer Mad Head Studios has announced plans to add four-player co-op in the future.

Players are mistaking WoW Classic features for bugs
https://www.pcgamer.com/players-are-flagging-wow-classic-features-because-they-think-theyre-bugs/
World of Warcraft Classic's closed beta is now live, and it's not quite how some players remember it being back in 2006. Blizzard has put out a list of 13 features that players are erroneously flagging as bugs, from movement speed changes to missing icons on the minimap—all are "working as we expect".

Lords of the Fallen 2 studios fall out over quality of work, one leaves project
https://www.pcgamer.com/lords-of-the-fallen-2-studios-fall-out-over-quality-of-work-one-leaves-project/
One of the two studios making action-RPG Lords of the Fallen 2 has left the project after a disagreement over the quality of their work.
CI Games, one of the co-developers of the original Lords of the Fallen, brought in New York-based developer Defiant Studios last year to give the sequel a "fresh start". Defiant was supposed to rebuild the game from scratch but has now left the project, with CI Games claiming Defiant's work wasn't good enough. CI Games will now finish development fully in-house.

Expect Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 with singleplayer in 2020 according to report
https://www.pcgamer.com/expect-call-of-duty-black-ops-5-with-singleplayer-in-2020-according-to-report/
According to Kotaku's sources, Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 will be developed by Treyarch and released in 2020 following a "major upheaval" at Activision.
While this year's Call of Duty game—which we're likely to hear more about before E3—is rumored to be Modern Warfare 4, previously Raven were the studio heading up the 2020 entry in the series, " a Call of Duty game set during the Cold War". Now that game will apparently be repurposed into a singleplayer campaign for a new Black Ops by Treyarch, which was previously on the cards for 2021.
>> jason1637 made a thread during this over the weekend.

IO Interactive promises improved DX12 support for Hitman 2
https://www.pcgamer.com/io-interactive-promises-improved-dx12-support-for-hitman-2/
Hitman launched with DirectX 12 support, so it was strange that Hitman 2 didn't. IO Interactive finally added support March, which has boosted frame rates on higher-end systems, and the studio is working to make it better on low-end rigs, it said this week.

Conglomerate 451, the cyberpunk dungeon crawler, enters Early Access this week
https://www.pcgamer.com/conglomerate-451-the-cyberpunk-dungeon-crawler-enters-early-access-this-week/
Conglomerate 451 looks a bit like a futuristic Legend of Grimrock: its turn-based combat and grid-based movement is classic dungeon crawling RPG fare, but it's set in a cyberpunk world full of evil corporations and state-sanctioned killing. Developer RuneHeads this week announced that it's coming to Early Access in just four days—on May 23.

Overwatch's Anniversary event starts Tuesday, brings back old skins and brawls
https://www.pcgamer.com/overwatchs-anniversary-event-starts-next-week-brings-back-old-skins-and-brawls/
Overwatch's three-year anniversary event will kick off on Tuesday, May 21, bringing back both seasonal cosmetics and brawls alongside a week-long free trial.

Diablo 3 Season 17 now live, giving players a three-month long buff
https://www.pcgamer.com/diablo-3-season-17-now-live-giving-players-a-three-month-long-buff/
Diablo 3's Season 17 went live on Friday, adding three new Torment difficulty levels to the game and giving every player the powerful Legacy of Nightmares buff, which encourages you to build around your ancient items.

Redesign derelict gardens in House Flipper's first paid DLC, out now
https://www.pcgamer.com/house-flippers-gardening-dlc-is-out-now/
House Flipper's first paid DLC is all about cleaning up and redesigning gardens, and it's now available on Steam.
In the DLC, called Garden Flipper, you'll first clear away trash, mow the grass and tug out weeds. You'll then be able to lay down paths or patios, place flowerbeds and arrange furniture in whatever configuration you like—the trailer above shows all manner of chairs, hot tubs, sheds and play houses. When it's all finished, you sell it for a profit, and move onto the next one.

Coffee-powered ghost story Necrobarista has a release date
https://www.pcgamer.com/coffee-powered-ghost-story-necrobarista-has-a-release-date/
A couple of years ago at PAX Australia I had a chance to play a demo of Necrobarista, a visual novel about serving coffee, meeting ghosts, and playing with knives. The setting is a cafe called the Terminal, a magic coffee shop that serves both the living and the dead.

Doctor Who: The Edge of Time is a VR adventure coming in September
https://www.pcgamer.com/doctor-who-edge-of-time-is-a-vr-adventure-coming-in-september/
Doctor Who is getting the VR adventure game treatment this September, letting you flail around with a sonic screwdriver while trying to stop a virus from mucking up reality.



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