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And that's all of those who do. 4 games, and those are mostly unlocked due to backlash hurting them or fear over backlash if they don't allow it. If they really would have changed their minds then many more games would be able to be played cross-play and it wouldn't even be up in the air by the time of his tweet.

In other words, Crossplay for Borderlands 3 isn't anything near approved by Sony.

"mostly unlocked due to backlash hurting them or fear over backlash" - If you believe that's the reason, why do you think they'd stop with Borderlands 3?

"If they really would have changed their minds then many more games would be able to be played cross-play" - It's a new thing, and crossplay games don't release that often, but if you can name a game that's released in the past few months that doesn't support crossplay on ps4 but does on other consoles let me know.

Crossplay for Borderlands 3 will almost certainly be approved by Sony. Why do you think they held out for so long on the Fortnite thing? Because they knew once they accepted one game they'd have to accept them all. You can't just stop.

Because outside of the next CoD, they waited for the backlash to happen, tried to sit it out, and only when they saw that wasn't working were they actually acting on it. Borderlands 3 might get crossplay down the line, but that will only be in a couple months after tons of players and pretty much all major media outlets called them out upon.

I checked, and not many multiplayer titles released this spring, and those who did didn't have any crossplay feature at all, though MK11 intends to implement crossplay later down the road, and it will be interesting if PS4 is included or not.

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Get Prison Architect, Shantae, Nex Machina, and more in the latest Humble Bundle
The Humble Very Positive Bundle 3 is so named not because all the games in it are chipper and upbeat, but because they all have "very positive" user review rankings on Steam. And at least one of the games on offer is definitely not a cheery experience: Rusty Lake Paradise, which is included along with Distraint 2 and Unexplored at the entry-level $1 tier, is a wonderfully bizarre, creepy-as-hell experience, but I assure you that it is not going to brighten your day.

GOG's Midweek Sale is named "Shooters for every taste", and brings up to 80% discounts: https://www.gog.com/promo/20190717_midweek_sale

Steam has a couple of new daily deals (one legit) and two Midweek Madness deals:

And at Fanatical, Paradox Interactive has its games on sale, up to 80% off for the next 6 days: https://www.fanatical.com/en/publishers/paradox-interactive


AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.2 is optimized for Gears 5 Beta
AMD has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.2 driver is optimized for the beta build of Gears 5.
Moreover, this driver addresses the yellow texture/color corruption in some enemies in Doom, resolves the pixelated or blurry textures in Star Wars Battlefront 2 when using DirectX 11 API, fixes the Radeon Overlay flickers in DirectX 9 applications or games when Radeon Image Sharpening is enabled and more.
>> Available from here.

Here's every game that will be included with Uplay Plus at launch
Ubisoft announced at E3 that it's launching a subscription-based program called Uplay Plus that, for $15/€15 per month, will give its users "earliest available access" to new Ubi games and access to more than 100 that are already out. Today it announced the starting lineup, which can be pretty simply summed up as "everything."


Gran Turismo 5, Gran Turismo 6, Wipeout HD, God of War 3 and more running on PC via the latest RPCS3
It appears that the best Playstation 3 emulator that is currently under development, RPCS3, received a new update recently. kd-11 has implemented new Surface Cache fixes to RPCS3 that reportedly improve the appearance of car reflections in Gran Turismo 6, and fix various graphics glitches in other games.
As such, we’ve decided to include below some videos showing Gran Turismo 5, Gran Turismo 6, Wipeout HD, God of War 3 and God of War Origins Collection running on the PC via the latest version of RPCS3.

The Witcher 2 4K/2K AI-enhanced Texture Pack available for download
Following the release of the AI-enhanced HD Texture Pack for the first The Witcher game, modder ‘hub997’ released a similar mod for the second part in the Witcher series. According to the modder, this pack has clearer and more realistic textures thanks to artificial intelligence.
Going into more details, this HD Texture Pack features 4K upscaled textures for main characters and monsters, as well as 2K upscaled textures for citizens, villagers, guards, knights and animals.
The modder also plans to add some optional mods with better textures and increase the texture resolution of walls, objects, weapons, vegetation, terrain, and more.
>> Get this mod from Nexus Mods.


Fallout 76 patch 11 July 16 released, brings Power Armor improvements, full patch notes revealed
Bethesda has just released a brand new update for Fallout 76. According to the release notes, patch 11 packs a number of Power Armor improvements, Nuclear Winter balance changes, sees the return of the Punch Bowl, and features several changes to help new players ease into the challenges of the Wasteland during the early hours of the game.

F1 2019 patch 1.05 released, brings AI improvements, fixes graphical glitches, full patch notes
Codemasters has released brand new update for its latest F1 racing game, F1 2019. According to the release notes, patch 1.05 brings a number of 2019 season performance updates, meaning that the performance order of the teams has been rebalanced to better replicate the F1 Season and how it has evolved since preseason testing.

New gameplay trailer released for Unreal Engine 4-powered fast-paced aerial shooter, Wing of Darkness
Production Exabilities has released a brand new gameplay trailer for its upcoming fast-paced aerial shooter, Wing of Darkness. Wing of Darkness is powered by Unreal Engine 4, will be released by the end of 2019 on the PC, and will feature both Japanese and English language support.
>> The trailer does little good for the game. The gameplay is so accelerated that it's hard to see what's going on.

RAGE 2 Update 2 releases on July 25, will add New Game+, Ironman Mode & Ultra-Nightmare difficulty
Bethesda has announced that the second big update for RAGE 2 will be released on July 25th. This update will introduce a New Game+ mode, as well as an Ironman Mode and an Ultra-Nightmare difficulty for those seeking more challenging battles.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 July 16th Update released, brings Operation Apocalypse Z on all platforms
Treyarch has announced that a brand new update for Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is currently available on the PC, bringing Operation Apocalypse Z on our platform. Operation Apocalypse Z will allow you to play as Reaper in MP, drop into a new Blackout mode, and take on an all-new Zombies experience.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines unofficial patch 10.4 available for download, full patch notes
Wesp5 and a team of modders have released a brand new version of the Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines unofficial patch. This new update makes various changes, fixes numerous bugs, and brings a number of improvements and additions to this classic title.

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Part two of the news:

Look like some sort of Pokemon trainer with Fortnite's new 'Dare' skin
Fortnite has dropped yet another new skin in the item shop, and you know what, for the life of me, I can't not see some sort of newfangled Pokemon trainer. The "Dare" skin shows off a futuristic, yet fashionable vibe that definitely fits in with season 9's sci-fi style. She's got a cowl that would fit in with Cyberpunk 2077's V, a sort of plastic-y green dress, and leggings for days. But she absolutely, definitely, positively looks like she could be your avatar in Pokemon Go, right? Even some of the white symbols on her clothes look like something you'd see a destitute youth wearing around the National Park bug catching contest in Pokemon Silver.

Total War: Three Kingdoms jumps forward 100 years for its next expansion
The Eight Princes are on their way to Total War: Three Kingdoms, and they're not coming to play Parcheesi. The upcoming chapter pack will touch off a new campaign set 100 years after the beginning of the Three Kingdoms period, with a new generation of eager youngbloods fighting for the future of the Jin dynasty.

Guide a lost dog back home in Doggone
Dogs and humans have developed such a close kinship over the course of the last several millennia that, once you've owned a dog, it's hard to imagine the one without the other. A team of indie developers is creating a game about a lost dog trying to find its way back to its people, and they've launched a Kickstarter to help make it happen.

GOG changes its mind, decides Heaven's Vault is good enough after all
The archaeological adventure expedition Heaven's Vault is not to be missed: We called it "exquisite" in our 88/100 review. So it seemed awfully odd that GOG, which unlike Steam is a curated store (and which carries Inkle's previous game, 80 Days), took a pass on it at launch.

Before We Leave is a 'chill-out' interplanetary city building game
Before We Leave is a game about raising cities, rebuilding your world and reaching for the stars, and unlike some other games about building civilizations that might immediately leap to mind, it's mostly-non-violent: There are no weapons, no warfare, and no worries that Gandhi is going to nuke your ass into glass the moment you turn your back.

Okami meets Hyper Light Drifter in gorgeous free adventure Atma
The beautiful, polished Atma feels like a 'full' game compressed to a fine jewel, an action adventure with no fat you can play for free over an afternoon or so.
The impressive pixel art reminds of Hyper Lift Drifter (though they could have maybe toned down the bloom slightly), while the central mechanic recalls the 'pause the game and draw lines on the screen' of the similarly Zelda-inspired Okami.

PUBG sets up Season 4 with a story trailer
Fortnite's increasingly bizarre narrative notwithstanding, battle royale games have generally shied away from trying to tell coherent stories. Here are the rules, jump in and play, they usually say. Now, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is taking a stab at some worldbuilding with a new cinematic trailer for Season 4.

After a million copies sold, Squad now has tutorials
There's a big new patch out for tactical multiplayer shooter Squad, and it adds the first round of what eventually will be a series of tutorials to the game. If you've been nervous about jumping in, it seems as though Offworld Industries has heard your cries. Now you can go to boot camp before heading into the warzone.

Overwatch's Summer Games 2019 have begun
Overwatch has kicked off its Summer Games for this year, and that of course means new skins and plenty more Lucioball.
Each week, players can earn new epic skins for Reaper, Mei, and Reinhardt. This week it's Reaper, whose American Reaper skin looks like he's just robbed Evel Knievel. It's all red, white, and blue with some prominent beveled stars on his shoulder pads and the muzzles of hist shotguns. You'll unlock the skins by winning nine games in quick play, competitive, or arcade.

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Thursday news:


PC is the most profitable platform for Ubisoft, The Division 2 is industry’s biggest hit in 2019
Ubisoft has shared its sales figures for the first quarter of fiscal 2019-20, i.e. the three months ended June 30, 2019, revealing that the PC is currently its most profitable platform. According to the French company, in Q1 2019-20 the PC was responsible for 34% of its earning, surpassing all other platforms.
PS4 was second with 31%, whereas Xbox One and Mobile were third and fourth, respectively. It’s worth pointing out that last year, PS4 was way higher than PC (38% for PS4 versus 24% for the PC).
Ubisoft has also revealed that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey saw very sharp increase in daily engagement, PRI and sellthrough compared with Assassin’s Creed Origins in the first quarter, and that The Division 2 was the industry’s biggest hit since the beginning of the year.

GOG has a special Warhammer Sale, with up to 75% discounts until Monday: https://www.gog.com/promo/warhammer_weekend

At Steam there are two new daily deals:

Lastly there's Fanatical, with three new deals:


3DMark adds DX12 Variable-Rate Shading benchmark test on August 26th
UL Benchmarks has announced that it will be adding a new Variable-Rate Shading benchmark test to 3DMark on August 26th. 3DMark feature tests are special tests designed to highlight specific techniques, functions or capabilities, and its VRS feature test is designed to help you compare differences in performance and image quality when using variable-rate shading.
In case you weren’t aware of, Variable-Rate Shading (VRS) is a new feature in DirectX 12 that allows developers to improve performance by selectively reducing the level of detail in parts of the frame where there will be little noticeable effect on image quality. Shading rate refers to the number of pixel shader operations called for each pixel. Higher shading rates improve accuracy but are more demanding for the GPU whereas lower shading rates improve performance at the cost of visual fidelity.

Xbox Game Pass adds four more games for PC
Xbox has announced four new games available for PC through Xbox Game Pass for PC. They'll become available over the next weeks, and one is a game that launches today.
The PC version of Xbox Game Pass runs $5/£4 per month, but if you're not already a subscriber you can opt in now for a single dollar or pound (or your regional equivalent).


The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project V10 available for download, features over 1000 reworked textures
As promised, modder ‘Halk Hogan PL’ has released a new version of his HD Reworked Project for The Witcher 3. This new HDRP version focuses mainly on environments but it will also touch some NPCs (mainly redania/temeria/novigrad guards). Furthermore, all terrain/rocks textures will be reworked (except Toussaint, these will be done in BaW Update after this release).
The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project aims to overhaul the game’s graphics with very high quality detailed textures (with great sharpness and performance and without any unnecessary VRAM losses), very high quality accurate normal maps, high quality meshes with a lot of details and better objects LODs.
>> Available from Nexus Mods.

This Divinity: Original Sin 2 mod lets you reunite two star-crossed dog mates
Divinity: Original Sin 2 contains a few sad quests, but there is one that stands out: Buddy and Emmie, two dogs separated when Emmie is forced into working for the Magisters, can't be reunited no matter how you will it to be so. Although you can meet both dog mates and tell them they miss one another, you eventually leave Fort Joy knowing that they'll be apart forever now that Emmie is a source hound.
Modders Windemere and Nimue saw this for the travesty it was and created a mod called Happily Emmie After that extends Buddy and Emmie's quest. It adds new dialogue and quest states and, as the name implies, allows you to eventually get these two smoochy pooches (do pooches smooch?) back together again.
>> You can get it from either the Steam Workshop or via Nexus Mods.

Become a supermutant in this Fallout 3 mod
According to Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart, we nearly got to play as a supermutant in Fallout: New Vegas. Alas, it wasn't meant to be and we've still never gotten to play as a supermutant in any modern Fallout game. Thank goodness for modders, because this new Fallout 3 mod, Metamorphosis lets you become a supermutant during your adventures in Washington DC.
The work of modder Genin32, Metamorphosis allows you to go on a lore-friendly quest that turns your lone wanderer into a big green baddie when visiting Vault 87. In the vanilla game, you discover that the Vault Tech approved social experiment for Vault 87 involved using the Forced Evolutionary Virus (FEV) to "evolve" humans. I don't think that supermutants were what the overseer had in mind, but I guess they were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.


EVE Aether Wars: Phase Two playtest will see 10,000 players fight in a single battle
Hadean and CCP Games, creators of the biggest single-shard spaceship MMO game of all time EVE Online, have revealed the date for their hugely ambitious EVE Aether Wars: Phase Two playtest.

New free content coming to Total War: Warhammer 2
It’s been almost two years since the second Total War: Warhammer released and Creative Assembly is still releasing free content for it. The last three DLCs are a Legendary Lord, an Old World update and “Some Old Friends”, which probably means more characters from the tabletop games.

Code Vein Invading Executioner boss trailer
Bandai Namco has recently released a new trailer featuring a boss called “Invading Executioner “. Code Vein is a Dark Souls inspired game with many similarities and many differences, and one major difference is the existence of NPC companions. Just as we saw in Ashen, you can have a companion of your choosing to follow in your grand adventure.

Gears 5 Technical Test is now available for download, has easy anti-cheat on the PC
As promised, Microsoft and The Coalition have released the technical test build for Gears 5. The PC Technical Test is 14.5GB in size, features easy anti-cheat on the PC, and is currently available to Xbox Game Pass members or those who have pre-ordered the game.
>> You can download it from here.

Mercenaries, free game mode for Ghost Recon Wildlands, releases later today, full patch notes revealed
Ubisoft has announced that a new game mode will be released for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands today. This game mode is called Mercenaries, is described as an eight-player free-for-all PvPvE gameplay experience, and will be available for free to everyone.

Cyberpunk 2077’s UI coordinator talks about gangs, romance, difficulty & more
Alvin Liu, UI coordinator of Cyberpunk 2077, has spoken to wccftech about their upcoming role playing game. First of all some bad news; no Lady Gaga folks. I hope Liu is toying with us, even if it sounds definite. I would love to see Lady Gaga and Keanu Reeves together in the game.
>> Full interview at WCCFTech.

Path of Titans is a new MMO dinosaur survival game, will offer modding tools, will support up to 200 players
Now here is a game that a lot of dinosaur fans will find interesting. Alderon Games has launched a crowd-funding campaign for Path of Titan; a new MMO survival game that lets you play as a dinosaur. Yes, contrary to ARK: Survival Evolved, Path of Titans will actually let you become a Daspletosaurus (basically the devolved version of a T-Rex) or a Latenivenatrix (basically think of it as a feathered version of the Raptors you loved in Jurassic Park).

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Thursday news, part two:

Halo MCC's next public flight is coming this month and will test Firefight
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is cautiously making its way to PC through a series of public test flights. Now that the first one has wrapped up successfully, the studio plans on holding a second one later this month, and this time they'll be focusing on Firefight mode.

Sea of Thieves' Black Powder Stashes update is live
Sea of Thieves' latest update has arrived: Black Powder Stashes, a new series of missions that will send pirates out to collect gunpowder barrels from forts and cash them in with the various factions. The update also brings a bunch of other tweaks, changes, and new commendations to Sea of Thieves, and it's live right now. On PC, the update is about 6 GB. You can watch the trailer above.

Everreach: Project Eden is an indie action-adventure with a strong Mass Effect vibe
Everreach: Project Eden is a story-driven, third-person action-RPG set on the distant world of Eden, home of humanity's first interstellar colony. But something's gone wrong (because something always goes wrong), and now it's up to you, as Everreach Security Division Lieutenant Nora Harwood, to explore the world, secure the project, and discover the secrets of the ancient, long-lost civilization that used to call the planet home.

Rainbow Six Siege testing big nerfs to shield operators
Rainbow Six Siege's newest Technical Test Server is trying out some huge nerfs and buffs to operators that have caught a lot of attention in recent months. Most notably, hipfire for shield operators is now less accurate and shield melee isn't an instant kill.

Fallout 76 players are begging Bethesda for a test server after a buggy patch
Fallout 76's patch 11 went live yesterday and things aren't going well. Despite the long list of fixes, tweaks, and improvements in Bethesda's patch notes, players are finding their own lists of new bugs introduced to the very things that were supposed to be improved. Some are suggesting it's time for Bethesda to protect its players from problematic updates with a test server.

It took a whole lot of smashing stuff in a basement to make Monster Hunter World: Iceborne's sound effects
I imagine that actual ice dragons charge hefty sums for their voice acting talent, so the sound designers for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne have taken a more practical approach to creating sound effects for the frigid beasts in the upcoming expansion.

Build a better base with Subnautica: Below Zero's latest update
The latest update for Subnautica: Blow Zero's Early Access build adds some brand new content to use to customize your undersea base. The Arctic Living update adds in new rooms, a handy new way to light up your environment, and a jukebox.

Free game Sacrifights lets you summon demons so you can beat them up for offal
Am I off the mark in thinking Sacrifights looks like an Amiga game? It's got that higher-resolution detail to the sprites, and the overall cartoony quirkiness that was still in evidence on the machine. In short, it's a breath of fresh air in a sea of NES-looking, PlayStation-looking freebies.

GTA Online's casino update is out next week, here's the trailer
For weeks (years, actually), GTA 5 players have been wondering when Los Santos' long-dormant Vinewood casino was going to open. Now we know—it's coming next week, as Rockstar has formally revealed its Diamond Casino & Resort is going to open its doors on July 23 as part of GTA Online. You can check out the first trailer for the casino update above. That sure looks like Brucie Kibbutz from GTA 4 making an appearance in the teaser, huh?

GreedFall's developers want each part of their game to have a history of its own
Colonisation RPG GreedFall, which we first saw way back in 2017, isn't a historical game. At least, it isn't attempting to recreate strictly historical events. But in a new video, Spider's developers explain that they've sought to imbue each element of GreedFall with a history of its own, whether that's an NPC, a village, or one of the island's monsters.

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new Witcher HD reworks update is now out.

Time to go slaying monsters again!.



Hey, viv. Looks like Nvidia has made it easier for you and you won't have to decide to wait for a 2080Ti Super at all:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 TI SUPER is not going to happen soon (if at all)

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Great, now I can stop waiting for the 2080ti Super and start waiting again for the 3080ti.

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

We've reached Friday and the last round of news of the week:


Limbo is currently free on the Epic Store, Moonlighter & This War of Mine will be the next free games
This week the Epic Store partnership with third party developers has truly made a smash hit available for free. Danish studio, Playdead, has offered their atmospheric platformer, Limbo, as the next weekly freebie, and it is available today until July25th.
Trust me, you need to play this. Next week, Moonlighter and This War of Mine will replace Limbo as the next, available free games, and we will make sure to give you a heads up.
>> Two more games to add to my never-ending backlog next week.

On the Humble Store there are three new sales:

At Fanatical, there are two deals:






FIFA 20 gets an official gameplay trailer, showcasing its gameplay features
EA Sports has released a brand new official gameplay trailer for FIFA 20, showcasing some of its gameplay features. The game will feature a new Penalty Kick system, an improved free kick system, a brand new dynamic 1vs1 system, new ball physics and composed finishing.

Here are the PC graphics settings for Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Halo PC fans, here is something for you today. The PC closed beta phase for Halo: The Master Chief Collection started in June 2019 and it appears that we now know the graphics settings that will be featured in it.

New official RTX gameplay trailer released for Control, showcasing its real-time ray tracing effects
NVIDIA has released a brand new official RTX gameplay trailer for Remedy’s supernatural title, Control, showcasing its real-time ray tracing effects. Remedy will be using real-time ray tracing for reflections, contact shadows, diffuse global illumination and transparent reflections, making Control one of the best showcases of the RTX tech.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Here are 6 minutes of raw 4K gameplay footage from the MP Gunfight Mode
Activision and Infinity Ward have released a new video for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, showing almost six minutes of gameplay footage from the game’s Gunfight multiplayer mode. Gunfight is said to be a new fast-paced, close quarters, 2v2 multiplayer mode that will be featured in this new COD game.

New MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries 4K screenshots released
Piranha Games has released a new set of 4K screenshots for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries. These new screenshots showcase some of the mechs and the game’s environments, and will give you an idea of what you can expect visually from this new mecha game.

First gameplay footage for Marvel’s Avengers to be released online the week after Gamescom finishes
Square Enix has announced that the first gameplay footage for Marvel’s Avengers will be released online the week after Gamescom finishes. Moreover, Square Enix presented earlier today a gameplay demo at SDCC 2019.
>> But until then...

Gameplay footage from Marvel’s Avengers SDCC 2019 A-Day demo leaked online [off-camera]
Earlier today, we informed you about the A-Day demo for Marvel’s Avengers that was showcased at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. And, as you may have guessed, a video has surfaced online leaking some gameplay footage from it.
>> There are two videos, but one is very short.

Sumo Digital, developer of Crackdown 3, is working with 2K Games on unannounced games
Sumo Digital today announced that it is working on new projects with publisher 2K Games. While details remain under wraps, Sumo revealed that development will take place at its Sheffield Studio and the recently acquired Red Kite Games.

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Friday news part two and last:

Tim Willits is leaving id Software
Tim Willits, who joined id Software in 1995 and rose to become studio director under new parent company ZeniMax Media, announced today that he is leaving the company after this year's QuakeCon.

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw comes out next month on the Epic Games Store
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw will launch next month as an Epic Games Store Exclusive. The Rebel Galaxy semi-prequel is set for release August 13.
Double Damage Games published a new video announcing the date, featuring the sarcastic alien Sandar we've seen in previous trailers. He's once again been roped into explaining the game's features, clearly under protest (just wait until he finds out about the plan to storm Area 51).

Astroneer pays tribute to the Apollo 11 mission
It's the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first mission to take humans to the surface of the moon. Space sandbox Astroneer is paying tribute to that momentous occasion with some themed in-game items and the chance to listen to audio from the historic flight.

Valve may be working on a new game code-named Citadel
Those mysterious wizards at Valve are up to something, and it may be related to Half-Life. What exactly is going on isn't clear, but based on recent updates to existing Valve games, it has something to do with the Citadel. In the video below, Valve News Network's Tyler McVicker explains what the community has unearthed in a recent low-level engine update to Dota 2.

A big hole has mysteriously appeared on an uncharted island in Sea of Thieves
Shiver me timbers! A big hole has suddenly and mysteriously appeared on one of Sea of Thieves' uncharted islands. The hole was spotted after the most recent update, Black Powder Stashes, which arrived yesterday—though it appears at the moment to be unrelated to the update's new voyages. It may, however, have something to do next month's update, which is called Dark Relics. Or, perhaps it has something to do with an update even further in the future. At the moment, we just don't know. Mysterious.

Overwatch is fundamentally changing how matchmaking works
Today Blizzard announced a major change to the way Overwatch will be played. The game is introducing a Role Queue system, and with it a 2-2-2 role lock. Instead of freeform character selection, players in most modes of play will be forced to form their six-person team out of two tanks, two supports, and two DPS heroes.

Overwatch is making Brigitte more of a healer ahead of upcoming Role Queue changes
There's a big Overwatch update today: in addition to announcing the Role Queue system, Blizzard has a slate of hero balance changes to go along with the new system. Most prominently, the hybrid tank/support Brigitte is being adjusted so that she's much more of a healer than a tank going forward.

Cyberpunk 2077 will have a 'hardcore mode' with no UI, but not Lady Gaga
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt had adjustable difficulty levels ranging from "Just the Story" to "Death March," which I think are sufficiently self-explanatory that I won't bother getting into the details. (The previous Witcher games had variable difficulties too, but their descriptions weren't quite so evocative.) So too will Cyberpunk 2077, which will actually have a "Hardcore" mode that disables the user interface completely.

Gorn, the VR game about beating the crap out of gladiators, has left Early Access
Developed by Broforce studio Free Lives, the game launched into Early Access in 2017. At the time it promised that "the only limits to the carnage are your imagination and decency", and based on the footage I've seen I don't think that promise has changed since. As of today, it's leaving Early Access and is a feature complete game.

The Moon in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep will be twice as big as it was in Destiny
Destiny 2 is going back to the Moon in the upcoming Shadowkeep expansion, a new locale it teased a couple of weeks ago with a brief teaser. Today, Bungie dove deeper into what players can look forward to in their new lunar excursions with a more detailed "developer insights" video that showcases how some of the familiar locations from the original game have been dramatically updated for Shadowkeep.

The original Borderlands is free on Steam for the weekend
With Borderlands 3 on the horizon (it's arriving in September, which is already closer than you think), it's not a bad time to get acquainted, or re-acquainted, with the original. Well, a newer version of the original, anyway. Borderlands Game of the Year Enhanced is free for the weekend on Steam, which should give you enough time to sample at least a quarter-bazillion of the co-op shooter's 'bazillion' guns.
>> It's free to try, and 50% off if you want to buy it.

Gravity-defying puzzle platformer Etherborn is out today
Etherborn is a puzzle platformer with a focus on gravity-defying traversal, and while it might not be the first game based on that premise, it's probably among the best looking. The nameless, voiceless protagonist inhabits a surreal world of floating structures, and is tempted through them by a bodiless voice. Once reached, this bodiless voice will apparently help the protagonist "understand [their] own existence". (Why not just send an email ffs?)

Popular board game Gloomhaven enters Early Access
Gloomhaven, the most highly rated game on BoardGameGeek, is a dungeon-crawler with a campaign that involves playing multiple games then opening secret envelopes containing new rules, placing stickers on the board that reflect your actions, and generally evolving it over the course of a campaign. It's a bit like Risk Legacy or the many games like it.

Here's John Wick reimagined as a brutally difficult, free NES game
You can currently royally battle as John Wick, and you'll soon be able to tactically whack goons in the upcoming John Wick Hex, but where's the straightforward shoot-'em-up inspired by the meteorically popular Keanu-Reeves-starring action films?

Viking RPG Rune 2's deathmatch beta runs this weekend
t turns out, being a Viking comes down to a few simple steps, if this new Rune 2 video from Human Head Studios is to be believed. All you need to do is drink some mead, eat some lizards, and survive Ragnarok. Easy-peasy.

Let's go and check the the GOG and Steam deals for the weekend:



With no more news to share, there's only one more thing to say: have a happy and gaming weekend.

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