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SALES & DEALS
Enter the Gungeon is free this week on the Epic Store
Another Thursday, another free PC game. Following short on the heels of Kingdom: New Lands, this week the Epic Store has Enter the Gungeon by Dodge Roll studios on offer for the same price as a free toaster. For the unfamiliar, the Epic Store has a partnership program with developers in which a new free game is on offer every week.
This game is yours to try and/or keep until the 20th of June when the next free game, Rebel Galaxy, will premier. We will be sure to post a reminder, and you can find the link to the Epic Store here.
On the Humble Store there's a City Builder Weekend sale with up to 93% discounts for the next 3 days on games that aren't just about building cities. Sure, you'll be able to find games like Cities Skylines or Surviving Mars, but also Age of Empires 2, Two Point Hospital, Planet Coaster and more! https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/city-builder-weekend/
At Fanatical, there are two new deals
- The new Star Deal is GTA V: Premium Online Edition for the Rockstar Social Club, 76% off for the next 24 hours: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/grand-theft-auto-v-premium-online-edition
- And 2K Games has put its games on sale again for the next 7 days: https://www.fanatical.com/en/publishers/2k-games
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
Steam In-Home Streaming is now available outside the home
Steam In-Home Streaming, which lets you stream Steam games between devices that share a network, has "experimentally" been unshackled and is now available outside the home, too. Given the change, it's got a new name, Steam Remote Play, and you can try it out now.
As long as both devices you're running Steam on have a good connection and are close to a Steam datacentre, you should be able to stream games between each other wherever they are. You'll probably still want a wired connection, though. Even with a 5GHz router, I've found playing flashier games over wi-fi comes with too many concessions.
Fallout California – unofficial prequel mod to New Vegas – Version 2.2.1 available for download, optimizes performance
The team behind Fallout California, an unofficial prequel mod to Fallout: New Vegas, has released a brand new version of it. In case you weren’t aware of, this mod adds a brand new campaign that players can launch from the main menu.
Fallout: New California features a huge world (around 2/3rd the size of Fallout: New Vegas’ map), offers from 6-8 hours to 15-30 hours of new gameplay, and packs 13 ending. Furthermore, this mod sports 16942 lines of dialogue (14877 of which are voiced by characters and non-repeating from 60 volunteer voice actors), new textures and meshes, and 48 main quests.
Version 2.2.1 improves overall performance by optimizing Landscape normals from uncompressed to DXT1, optimizing some LOD textures and cut LOD atlas to half its previous size, making LOD for large pieces at Angel Breakers, reducing lighting and graphics load in The Father’s den, and reducing lighting load around Union City.
>> Available from Nexus Mods.
Total War collides with Mortal Kombat in this Medieval 2 mod
The Mortal Kombat universe, now that I'm forced to think about it, is a surprisingly fertile setting for some Total War. You've got memorable factions with lots of distinct traits, constantly shifting allegiances and several realms where the most popular occupation seems to be 'martial artist'. Mortal Kombat Konquest TW should fit right in.
It's a Mortal Kombat overhaul mod for Medieval 2, from modder Kirukato. They posted some work-in-progress videos last year and this month announced plans for it, along with some new screenshots.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is free to play until June 17th, Key Features revealed for Title Update #4
Ubisoft has announced that the free weekend for The Division 2 is a go. PC gamers can go ahead, download the game from UPLAY or Epic Games Store, and start playing with their friends for free until Monday June 17th at 05:00 PM UTC / 07:00 AM UTC.
Cyberpunk 2077 – More Official E3 2019 Screenshots Released
A couple of days ago, we shared some official E3 2019 screenshots for Cyberpunk 2077. And today, we’ve got some more screenshots to share with you, showcasing some of the environments and characters that players will meet in the game.
Crytek’s Hunt: Showdown is free to play until June 17th
Crytek has announced that its competitive first-person PvP bounty hunting game with heavy PvE elements, Hunt: Showdown, is currently free to play until June 17th. According to the team, the free weekend will run until Monday, June 17th at 10 am PT/1 pm ET/ 7 pm CEST.
>> And it's also 20% off.
10 minutes of gameplay footage from the E3 2019 demo of the Quake Engine-powered game, WRATH: Aeon of Ruin
Gamespot has shared a video, showing 10 minutes of new gameplay footage from the E3 2019 demo of 3D Realms’ Quake Engine-powered game, WRATH: Aeon of Ruin. In case you weren’t aware of, WRATH: Aeon of Ruin is a first-person shooter that promises to embrace the timeless elements of classic titles such as DOOM, QUAKE, DUKE NUKEM 3D, BLOOD, UNREAL and HEXEN, and carry them into the 21st century.
First 10 minutes of gameplay footage from Marvel’s Avengers E3 2019 demo leaked online (off-camera)
Square Enix showcased Marvel’s Avengers behind closed doors at E3 2019 and the first gameplay footage from that presentation has been leaked online. This, low/potato quality off-camera video showcases 10 minutes of gameplay from what appears to be an alpha version.
>> You have to go to Reddit to see it, and the quality is extremely shitty.
Here are 10 minutes of gameplay footage from the E3 2019 build of The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan
Gamespot has released a video, showing 10 minutes of brand new gameplay footage from the E3 2019 build of Bandai Namco’s The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan. The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of stand-alone, cinematic horror games, designed to present a new terrifying experience on a regular basis, developed by the team behind Until Dawn, Supermassive Games.
First gameplay footage revealed for Ninja Theory’s 4v4 online melee game, Bleeding Edge
Microsoft has released the first gameplay footage for Ninja Theory’s new 4v4 online melee game, Bleeding Edge. Bleeding Edge is a new IP that was revealed during Microsoft’s press conference at E3 2019, and this video will give you a small idea of how the game actually plays.
Here are 18 minutes of gameplay footage from the E3 2019 demo of Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
Modus Games has released a video, showcasing 18 minutes of gameplay footage from the E3 2019 demo of Trine 4 in which Kai and Antti from Frozenbyte give us an extended look at some of the game’s new features.
First gameplay footage for Planet Zoo released
YouTube’s ‘Bernat’ has shared a video, showing almost 8 minutes of gameplay footage from the E3 2019 build of Planet Zoo. Planet Zoo promises to be the ultimate zoo sim, featuring authentic living animals who think, feel and explore the world you create around them.
>> I'm so sold on this game.
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