The Tuesday news:
SALES & DEALS
Steam has two new daily deals (only one legit) and the weeklong deals:
On the Humble Store, there are three new deals:
And at Fanatical, there are two new deals:
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
Fallout: New California Version 2.2.2 available for download, fixes numerous bugs, full patch notes
The team behind Fallout: New California, a massive mod that adds an all new story with hours of voiced dialogue, a new world, and multiple branching narrative paths, has released a new version of it. Fallout: New California is described as an unofficial prequel to New Vegas, and its latest version fixes numerous bugs.
For instance, patch 2.2.2 removes blocking condition from CH1 ALPHA terminal that was preventing force field power down option from showing, fixes a faction problem with switching sides from pipe works to Upper apartments, fixes the zombie firemen and their OP loot by removing them and more.
>> Get it from Nexus Mods:
This Sekiro easy mode mod lets you cheat not only the game, but yourself
There was plenty of capital-D discourse about the fixed difficulty level in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice when the game came out. For instance, Tom Senior had some choice words for the Guardian Ape. Like all FromSoft games, it's what you might call a bit of a challenge, even with a few allowances to modern game design thrown into the mix. Now there's a new mod that scales that difficulty back a bit.
This one, called Sekiro the Easy, makes some key changes to the game's mechanics so "you can play the Sekiro happily," according to modder Tender Box. In addition to buffing player attack power, defense strength, and stamina, Sekiro the Easy also gives you infinite Spirit Emblems, which allows you to use your Shinobi Prosthetic abilities as often as you want. It also removes the time limit on the Puppeteer Ninjutsu, meaning you can take control of an enemy and then conceivably take a nap.
>> This mod is also available from Nexus Mods.
Fans keep turning Fallout 2 into an MMO
Fan projects like Fallout: New California and Fallout 4: New Vegas get plenty of attention for overhauling the recent entries in the Fallout series, but the classic, turn-based Fallout RPGs also have passionate modding communities, and one of them really, really wants Fallout 2 to be an MMO. They iterated on the idea several times before Bethesda ever explored multiplayer itself with Fallout 76.
The latest Fallout 2 MMO project is called FOnline 3, descendant of FOnline 2, FOnline Reloaded, and FOnline Aftertimes. Each are based on the FOnline system which uses resources from Fallout 2. (In an effort to avoid a copyright notice, the creators insist that you own a copy of Fallout 2 before downloading an FOnline project, which you absolutely should—it's on Steam and GOG)
Here is how permadeath works in Watch_Dogs: Legion
Ubisoft surprised everyone at E3 2019 when it announced that its next Watch_Dogs game, Watch_Dogs Legion, will let players assume the role of every NPC and that the game will feature permadeath. And yesterday, Ubisoft’s creative director Clint Hocking shared some more details about the game’s permadeath mechanics.
Larian Studios’ founder Swen Vincke shares more details about Baldur’s Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3 is the continuation of the 2000 CRPG from Bioware (not to be confused with Anthem’s Bioware). Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2 are being considered, from many players, to be two of the best CRPGs even made. Now Larian Studios, in collaboration with the Wizards of the Coast, are working on the third installment of Baldur’s Gate.
Sci-fi story-driven action-RPG, Everreach: Project Eden, releases this September, official PC requirements
Headup Games has announced that the sci-fi fast-paced, story-driven third- person action RPG, Everreach: Project Eden, will be coming to the PC this September. In order to celebrate this announcement, the publisher has released the game’s reveal trailer, as well as its official PC requirements.
Gears 5 will have 60hz servers and universal weapon tuning
The Coalition and Microsoft have announced that Gears 5 will have 60hz servers and universal weapon tuning. These new features were announced during the ELEAGUE Summer Invitational tournament and I’m pretty sure that all Gears of War fans will be happy with them.
343 Industries plans to launch the next Halo: Reach PC insider flighting, Firefight, later this month
Last month, 343 Industries and Microsoft launched the first flighting for the PC version of Halo: Reach. And today, 343 Industries announced that it plans to launch the next flighting for the Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC later this month.
GhostWire: Tokyo first in-game look
GhostWire: Tokyo is an “action-adventure game in which you’ll fight paranormal enemies and rid the city of supernatural evil”, as Shinji Mikami described. I am a big fan of Mikami’s work, even if The Evil Within games did not exactly hit the spot, at least for me. Though I will admit the second game was much better.
Here is your first look at Borderlands 3’s new pinging system
Last week, we informed you about the new pinging system that Borderlands 3 will feature. This pinging system is similar to the one featured in APEX Legends and today, we are happy to share the first video showing the game’s pinging system in action.
Borderlands 3 will support cross-play but not at launch
Randy Pitchford has confirmed that Borderlands 3 will support cross-play. However, this won’t be a day-1 feature, meaning that it will be coming to the game via a post-launch update. This may disappoint some fans but we’ll be at least able to play with our friends – that obviously game on different platforms – at some point.
Konami announces partnership with Juventus & Bayern Munich for eFootball PES 2020, new screenshots
Following the announcement of its long-term partnership with Manchester United, Konami has announced two additional partnerships with Juventus and Bayern Munich. Konami will faithfully recreate these two teams and their stadiums (Allianz Arena and Allianz Stadium).
New NBA 2K20 screenshots showcase Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, James Harden and more
2K Games has released some new screenshots for NBA 2K20, showcasing Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, Damian Lillard and more basketball players.
Control official PC requirements; supports both DX11 & DX12, NVIDIA RTX2080 recommended for RTX
Remedy has revealed the official PC system requirements for its Control via its Epic Games Store page. According to the specs, PC gamers will at least need an Intel Core i5-7500 or an AMD Ryzen 3 1300X with 8GB of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or an AMD RX580.