SALES & DEALS
Steam has two new daily deals as well as a new weeklong sale:
- Sonic Generations Collection, that includes the Casino Nights DLC, is 75% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/71340/Sonic_Generations_Collection/
- Publisher Assemble Entertainment is celebrating its anniversary with up to 90% discounts: https://store.steampowered.com/curator/33038208-Assemble-Entertainment/
- When it comes to the weeklong deals, here are some examples:
- The Early Access title Troubleshooter is 30% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/470310/Troubleshooter/
- Reventure gets a 50% discount: https://store.steampowered.com/app/900270/Reventure/
- Football Manager 2019 is 66% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/872790/Football_Manager_2019/
- And lastly, Crypt of the NecroDancer gets a 80% discount: https://store.steampowered.com/app/247080/Crypt_of_the_NecroDancer/
On the Humble Store there are two new sales:
- Daedalic Entertainment has put its games on sale, up to 90% off for the next 6 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/daedalic-publisher-sale/
- Rebellion has also put its games on sale, up to 80% off and also for the next 6 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/rebellion-publisher-sale/
And at Fanatical there are two new sales:
- The new Star Deal is The Stronghold Collection, with five games 80% off for the next 48 hours: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/the-stronghold-collection
- Idea Factory stars in a new 48 hours Flash Sale, with new games added every 2 hours. Sadly, it started yesterday, so there's only 24 hours left for some of them. Go check it out! https://www.fanatical.com/en/flash-game-sale
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.4 available for download
AMD has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.4 driver fixes an application crash or hang in Grand Theft Auto 5 on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products.
Unfortunately, that’s the only issue that has been addressed in this new driver. As such, and for those that are not playing GTA 5, there is no reason at all to upgrade your drivers to this latest version.
>> Available from here.
AMD wants Destiny 2 players to help test a beta chipset driver for third-gen Ryzen
It has taken a few weeks, but AMD is starting to roll out an updated chipset driver that is supposed to address an issue preventing Destiny 2 from running on third-generation Ryzen setups.
The caveat is that this "workaround driver" is a beta release. AMD put out a call to users on Reddit to test it out, noting that seeing an "installer warning or two" is normal if upgrading from an existing driver.
Manhunt Remaster is now available on the PC thanks to this overhaul mod
Manhunt fans, here is something for you today. Modder ‘Danoman’ has released a new version of his Blood Moon mod for Manhunt. This mod basically aims to provide a remastered version of Manhunt by enhancing all textures (resampled orginals 2x), all effects (like particles blood splatters or bullet holes), modifying the AI (more agressive and can see you from a mile) and changing gunplay (guns have proper names and can shoot far away like in reality – shootouts are real fun now).
Blood Moon Manhunt also changes damage input and output for every firearm or melee weapon (you give as much damage as you recive from foes), changes the main menu a little to better fit whole snuff theme (and “Kill the Rabbit” is now properly named “Pool of Tears”), and makes it possible so that every scene can have its own self made loading picture.
>> Get this mod from ModDB.
Daggerfall Unity remasters the classic Elder Scrolls
Since 2014, Gavin Clayton has been remaking The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall in Unity, making the incredibly ambitious RPG a bit more palatable—and moddable—for modern sensibilities. It's more of a remaster than something like Skywind or Skyblivion, however, with Clayton preserving the original but with high-resolution textures, mouse-look and, perhaps most importantly, bug fixes. There were a lot of them.
Over the weekend, Clayton announced that Daggerfall Unity's alpha release was imminent (cheers, Reddit), with the last bits of the v0.9 roadmap almost finished. On the roadmap itself, he adds that he's focusing on bug fixes and overall polishing, while mod and translation support will continue to be developed until it hits 1.0.
>> You'll need the original game in order to play it (you can grab it for free from Bethesda, for example).
This Skyrim mod adds an 'immersive' Bethesda.net login requirement
During QuakeCon, the original Doom trilogy was released on consoles and mobile. It was a nice surprise, except for the the additional surprise of an online requirement in strictly singleplayer ports. Players needed to make a Bethesda.net account and log in to play, hopefully avoiding connection errors. Clearly this is a feature other Bethesda games need. One modder agrees and has added it to Skyrim.
The Immersive Bethesda.net Experience will ruin your game by trying—and failing—to connect to Bethesda.net. The exciting moment has been captured in the video above. It will never succeed and after five attempts will kick you back to the main menu.
>> Sounds like fun... If you're bored and want to try it (why would you?!) here are the links for the vanilla and Special Edition versions of the mod.
IO Interactive is currently developing Hitman 3 and an unannounced game on a new IP
In a post mortem documentary with noclip, IO Interactive’s CEO Hakan Abrak revealed that the studio is currently working on two main projects. The first one is a new Hitman game, Hitman 3, while the second is an unannounced game on a brand new IP.
Phoenix Point has been delayed until December 2019
While Phoenix Point was planned for a September 2019 release, Snapshot Games has just announced that the game will be delayed until December 2019. As the developers noted, they need extra time in order to polish the game and offer a better product.
First Wolfenstein Youngblood patch fixes the CheatEngine micro-transactions exploit
A few days ago, we informed you about a workaround via which you could increase your amount of Standard Coins in Wolfenstein: Youngblood via CheatEngine. However, and instead of focusing on the game’s real problems, Bethesda has just released a patch that simply fixes this exploit and nothing more.
Need for Speed 2019 game to be called Need For Speed Heat according to latest leak
As we’ve already reported, the next Need for Speed game will be released later this year. And according to the game’s page on Austrian store Gameware, this new NFS game will be called Need for Speed Heat.
The Division 2 July 30th update re-introduces leaderboards, fixes items exploit & crafting bench issue
Ubisoft has released a new server-side update for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Since this is a server-side update, players will not have to download anything at all. Furthermore, the team has also revealed the changelog for this update that you can find below.
Battlefield 5 Update 4.2.1 available for download, introduces Marita map, full patch release notes
DICE has released a brand new patch for Battlefield 5 on all platforms. According to the team, update 4.2.1 enables the Marita map and sets live two new Elites. Unfortunately, the update does not feature any other changes or improvements, though DICE revealed some additional new details about the Marita map.
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