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Tuesday news:

SALES & DEALS

Steam has two new daily deals as well as a new weeklong sale:

On the Humble Store there are two new sales:

And at Fanatical there are two new sales:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.4 available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/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
https://www.pcgamer.com/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.

MODS/EMULATORS

Manhunt Remaster is now available on the PC thanks to this overhaul mod
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/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
https://www.pcgamer.com/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
https://www.pcgamer.com/this-skyrim-mod-adds-an-immersive-bethesdanet-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.

GAMING NEWS

IO Interactive is currently developing Hitman 3 and an unannounced game on a new IP
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/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
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/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
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/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
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/need-for-speed-2019-game-to-be-called-need-for-speed-heat-according-to-a-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
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/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
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/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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Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

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Tuesday news, part two:

Hitman 2 cools off with Siberian prison Sniper Assassin map
https://www.pcgamer.com/hitman-2-cools-off-with-siberian-prison-sniper-assassin-map/
Hitman 2 has a cure for this hot, hot summer: Agent 47 is going to Siberia. It's a new Sniper Assassin map set in a private prison. The trailer calls it the most inhospitable environment on Earth, but obviously IO Interactive wasn't in my flat last week, where even the air was on fire.

Rockstar North has received £42 million in tax relief, according to think tank
https://www.pcgamer.com/rockstar-north-has-received-pound42-million-in-tax-relief-according-to-think-tank/
Rockstar North has received 19 percent of all tax credits paid to the games industry by the UK government and paid nothing in corporation tax for nearly a decade, according to a report from TaxWatch. The UK tax think tank estimates that the Grand Theft Auto developer has claimed around £42 million /$51 million over the last few years through the Video Games Tax Relief scheme.
>> It's shameful.

An audio file hidden in the Halo Infinite E3 trailer hints at Cortana's return
https://www.pcgamer.com/an-audio-file-hidden-in-the-halo-infinite-e3-trailer-hints-at-cortanas-return/
Remember the Halo Infinite trailer that appeared in June at E3, "Discover Hope?" (If not, that's it up above.) A guy stranded in deep space discovers the floating body of the big boy in green, pulls him into his ship, hits him with the interstellar defibrillator, and kapowie! He's back on his feet and ready for action. Which is a good thing, because there's trouble afoot.

Heroes of the Storm reveals new melee assassin, Qhira
https://www.pcgamer.com/heroes-of-the-storm-reveals-new-melee-assassin-qhira/
Heroes of the Storm has revealed its newest original Hero (of the Storm), Qhira. Described as both a melee assassin and an Iresian bounty hunter, Qhira fights with a sword in one hand and a deadly Iresian chainblade (grappling hook) in the other. Her hook can be used to latch onto both terrain and enemies, making her a mobile double-threat.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided was originally going to be about a completely different character
https://www.pcgamer.com/deus-ex-mankind-divided-was-originally-going-to-be-about-a-completely-different-character/
Elias Toufexis has performed a lot of roles over the years—here he is in a 2005 episode of the Canadian crime drama Da Vinci's Inquest—but one of his biggest has to be that of Adam Jensen, the lead character of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Mankind Divided. His roughed-edged voice is a hallmark of the series: "I never asked for this" is one of the most famous videogame utterances to come along in years.

Cthulhu Saves Christmas sends ol' tentacle face on a quest to save Santa
https://www.pcgamer.com/cthulhu-saves-christmas-sends-ol-tentacle-face-on-a-quest-to-save-santa/
Many years ago, Cthulhu saved the world. Sometime in the probably-not-too-distant future, the Sleeper of R'lyeh, the Great Dreamer, the High Priest of the Great Old Ones, will undertake an even more important and more meaningful task: Saving Christmas.

You'll probably lose the Battle of Winterfell in this tough browser game
https://www.pcgamer.com/youll-probably-lose-the-battle-of-winterfell-in-this-tough-browser-game/
If you stalwartly stuck with Game of Thrones until its finale a few months back, you'll know how the Battle of Winterfell ends. I don't. I read the books several years ago and refused to watch the show for reasons I can't explain so now I'm feeling quite left out.
But in Winter Falling, a short browser game very heavily based on Game of Thrones' finale, I can decide for myself how the battle goes. Or I would, if I were skilled enough to win on purpose. For now I'll claim that I meant to bring a fresh new perspective to the story by repeatedly losing in a total rout.

The Good Life, Swery's life sim RPG, is delayed until 2020
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-good-life-swerys-life-sim-rpg-is-delayed-until-2020/
If you like cats, dogs, life and strange videogames, The Good Life is probably on your radar. The work of Deadly Premonition creator Swery, it was successfully Kickstarter-funded last year, promising "a Daily Life Simulator x SWERISM". Initially scheduled for a Q4 2019 release, Swery has taken to Kickstarter to announce that it will be delayed until spring 2020 (or autumn in Australia).

Johnny Silverhand is 'more relatable and complex' thanks to Keanu Reeves
https://www.pcgamer.com/johnny-silverhand-is-more-relatable-and-complex-thanks-to-keanu-reeves/
In an interview with Xbox: The Official Magazine (thanks, WCCFTech), story director Marcin Blacha says that "When we thought of an actor for this role, we didn’t approach it on a ‘who’s the biggest celebrity now’ basis—the actor had to have a connection with the character."

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will give you a tank for your killstreak
https://www.pcgamer.com/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-will-give-you-a-tank-for-your-killstreak/
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward's rebooted FPS, will be bringing back killstreaks, along with rewards for the most murderous players. The feature's return was teased on Twitter, and we got a first look at what players with lots of consecutive kills get to play with.

Street Fighter 5 is getting a free trial in August
https://www.pcgamer.com/street-fighter-5-is-getting-a-free-trial-in-august/
Next month, Street Fighter 5 will temporarily shed its price, giving everyone the chance to play on Steam and PS4. This isn't the first time it's hosted free players, but this time you'll also get to play with all the Season 3 characters.

Borderlands 3 video introduces Zane, the semi-retired corporate hitman
https://www.pcgamer.com/borderlands-3-video-introduces-zane-the-semi-retired-corporate-hitman/
Gearbox is kicking off its Borderlands 3 Vault Hunter profile series with Zane, a semi-retired corporate hitman. He's tricky, he's got lots of gadgets and he can create a digital clone that goes drinking with him. Watch the video above.



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.

JEMC said:

Need for Speed 2019 game to be called Need For Speed Heat according to latest leak
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/need-for-speed-2019-game-to-be-called-need-for-speed-heat-according-to-a-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.

Hoping this is a return to form. Last NFS game I enjoyed was Rivals. I haven't played Payback but I've not heard good things.

IIRC the PC port of Rivals was trash though (Locked to 30fps).



LTD Sales Predictions: PS4 - 130m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 52m
2019 Sales : PS4 - 15m, Switch - 18.8m, XBO - 4.8m
2020 Sales: Switch - 22m (Peak Year)

Barkley said:
JEMC said:

Need for Speed 2019 game to be called Need For Speed Heat according to latest leak
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/need-for-speed-2019-game-to-be-called-need-for-speed-heat-according-to-a-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.

Hoping this is a return to form. Last NFS game I enjoyed was Rivals. I haven't played Payback but I've not heard good things.

IIRC the PC port of Rivals was trash though (Locked to 30fps).

Well, it's EA, which means that, except for their sport games (that are mostly the same year after year so they're really hard to mess), they tend to have a lot of misses these days, even if the games sell well.

I hope the game is good, I always hope for games to be good, but comiong from this EA it's better to not get too excited.



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.

*** NEW CONTEST ***

If you live in the UK and want a new monitor, here's a contest for you:

UK Competition: Win a 165Hz G-Sync, curved AOC gaming monitor!
https://www.bit-tech.net/competitions/tech/competition-win-a-165hz-g-sync-curved-aoc-gaming-monitor/1/

Monitor specs not mentioned in the headline:

  • 27"
  • 1440p
  • TN panel with an 8-bit panel (don't know if true 8-bit or 6+FRC)
  • 2x 2W speakers
Last edited by JEMC - on 30 July 2019

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:

MOBO: That's the trickiest part. Only AMD's X570 boards support PCIe 4.0 so, if you want to be able to it, they're your only choice. I can only tell you to look at reviews of models you like and see what they say about the chipset cooling. Some boards have a heatpipe that connect it to the CPU's VRMs to help with the cooling, as well as having the fan at idle most of the time (and thus making it less prone to failures).

If it is a well-designed aka "premium" board, the fan shouldn't fail all that quickly. The old Sabertooth X79 board I had has a fan which has been fine since 2011... And running almost constantly. But it does mean an extra failure point, no doubt.

The issue with chipset fans tends to be noise in my opinion, smaller, but faster fans tend to be more audible than larger, slower moving fans.

Your other suggestions are exactly on point. AMD is the only option in my opinion on the CPU front, bit of a role reversal!



Let's go with today's news:

SALES & DEALS

EA Q1 FY20 report: FIFA Ultimate Team surpases three million daily logged players, The Sims 4 increases by 55% YoY
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/ea-q1-fy20-report-fifa-ultimate-team-surpases-three-million-daily-logged-players-the-sims-4-increases-by-55-yoy/
Electronic Arts has announced preliminary financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2019. According to the publisher, Apex Legends, EA Sports’s games and The Sims were able to provide a strong start to FY20.
(...)
During the quarter, FIFA Ultimate Team had more than three million players logging in daily during the Team of the Season in-game event. Furthermore, The Sims 4 expansion packs and game pack downloads increased 55% year-over-year.
Last but not least, at quarter end, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes had nearly 80 million players life-to-date.

Crusader Kings 2 and all the expansions are really cheap in the new Humble Bundle
https://www.pcgamer.com/crusader-kings-2-and-all-the-expansions-are-really-cheap-in-the-new-humble-bundle/
Have you ever thought to yourself, "I've heard good things about this Crusader Kings 2 strategy game from Paradox Interactive—87/100 on PC Gamer! —but there are so many expansions to buy and that really adds up. How can I indulge my curiosity without breaking the bank?" If so, the Humble Crusader Kings 2 Bundle is just what you need to scratch that oddly particular itch.
For $1, you get Crusader Kings 2, and The Old Gods, The Republic, Sunset Invasion, Legacy of Rome, and Sword of Islam expansions. That's a lot of crusading with kings for a buck. For more than the average amount of bucks, you'll also get Horse Lords, Way of Life, Charlemagne, Rajas of India, and Sons of Abraham. And finally, at the top tier of $15 (which is so close to the average price that you might as well go all-in) the Holy Fury, The Reaper's Due, Jade Dragon, Monks and Mystics, and Conclave expansions are also yours.

GOG's Midweek Sale, The rules of power, brings grand strategy games up to 90% off for almost 3 days: https://www.gog.com/promo/20190731_midweek_sale

At Steam, there are two daily deals (only one legit) and three Midweek Madness deals:

And at Fanatical, there are 5 new sales:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

Unity 2019.2 has been launched, featuring improvements to artist tools, graphics, workflows and more
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/unity-2019-2-has-been-launched-featuring-improvements-to-artist-tools-graphics-workflows-and-more/
Unity Technologies has announced that the latest version of the Unity platform, Unity 2019.2, has been released. Unity 2019.2 includes a host of notable changes, furthering the company’s commitment to making its platform more flexible and feature-rich for all creators.

MODS/EMULATORS

New Dino Crisis Remake in Unreal Engine 4 video shows Save Room, Locker Room and Main Hall
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-dino-crisis-remake-in-unreal-engine-4-video-shows-save-room-locker-room-and-main-hall/
Earlier this month, we informed you about a fan remake of Dino Crisis in Unreal Engine 4. And today, I’m happy to report that the team behind it has released a brand new video, showcasing the Save Room, Locker Room and the Main Hall.

Kingdom Come Deliverance receives an Easy Mode thanks to this mod, available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/kingdom-come-deliverance-receives-an-easy-mode-thanks-to-this-mod-available-for-download/
Modder ‘Jindra1403’ has released an unofficial Easy Mode for Kingdom Come: Deliverance. According to the modder, this Easy Mode is balanced to give the player overall easier gameplay without either being too easy (like playing with cheats) or shutting some of the game features completely off.
While the vast majority of the changes in this mod can be benefited from just by playing on your playline with the mod, a few changes will only take place when you start a new playline with the mod already installed (such as changes to events that happen at a specific point in the story, e.g at the beginning of the game).
>> Sadly, they've forgotten the link to the mod.

Someone is creating a Cyberpunk 2077 demake for 32-bit platforms that looks retro-amazing
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/someone-is-creating-a-cyberpunk-2077-demake-for-32-bit-platforms-that-looks-retro-amazing/
YouTube’s ‘Bearly Regal’ has created an incredible Cyberpunk 2077 demake for 32-bit platforms, such as Playstation and Saturn, that gives us a glimpse at what CD Projekt RED’s RPG could look like on such systems. This is an absolutely stunning video so we strongly suggest watching it right away.

You can now play as 2B from NieR Automata in Resident Evil 2 Remake
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/you-can-now-play-as-2b-from-nier-automata-in-resident-evil-2-remake/
Modder ‘TXYI’ has released a new mod for Resident Evil 2 Remake that most NieR Automata fans will appreciate. This mod replaces Claire’s Noir DLC costume, comes with full physics effects, and it’s a must-have mod for all NieR Automata and Resident Evil 2 PC fans.
As with most 3D model swappers, this 2B NieR Automata mod for Resident Evil 2 Remake requires FluffyQuak’s mod manager in order to be installed.
(...)
In case you are wondering, this mod does not bring any gameplay changes to the game. In other words, don’t expect any melee combat mechanics or sword fighting. 2B will still be using Claire’s arsenal and will behave in a similar way.
>> Available from Nexus Mods.

GAMING NEWS

eFootball PES 2020 PC demo is now available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/efootball-pes-2020-pc-demo-is-now-available-for-download/
As promised, Konami has released the PC demo for eFootball PES 2020 on Steam. This demo features Quick Play and Co-op for online matches, as well as an Edit Mode. Thanks to this Edit Mode, players will be able to create their own kits and edit the teams as well (this is the first time a demo version of its soccer franchise supports this feature).

Garfield Furious Kart Racing is coming to the PC on November 5th, new screenshots released
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/garfield-furious-kart-racing-is-coming-to-the-pc-on-november-5th-new-screenshots-released/
Microids and Paws have announced the upcoming release of the game Garfield Kart Furious Racing. According to the press release, the game will be available on Steam on November 5th in the United States and on November 7th in Europe.

Destiny 2 update 2.5.2 available for download, brings Weapon and Armor tweaks, adds Solstice of Heroes event
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/destiny-2-update-2-5-2-available-for-download-brings-weapon-and-armor-tweaks-adds-solstice-of-heroes-event/
As promised, Bungie has released a brand new patch for Destiny 2. Update 2.5.2 adds support for the Solstice of Heroes event. During this event, players will need to upgrade their new set of armor by completing a number of objectives and participating in a new activity that’s specific to Solstice. Moreover, there will be new cosmetic rewards to acquire during the event.

First developer diary released for Maneater
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/first-developer-diary-released-for-maneater/
Tripwire Interactive has released the first developer diary for Maneater. As the press release reads, this first in a series of behind the scenes video developer diaries detailing the origins of Maneater’s vicious premise and a close look at how the developers at Tripwire Interactive (best known for Killing Floor 2) are working to bring the game’s predator protagonist to life.

New The Dark Pictures Anthology – Man of Medan developer diary focuses on player consequences & choices
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-the-dark-pictures-anthology-man-of-medan-developer-diary-focuses-on-player-consequences-choices/
Bandai Namco and Supermassive have released Part 4 of their Developer Diary series for the upcoming narrative-horror anthology series, The Dark Pictures Anthology – Man of Medan. The dev diary dives into the repercussions and consequences of decisions made in the game as different choices lead down different and potentially deadly paths in both the game and in life.

New The Surge 2 official trailer showcases weapons, environments, enemies and colossal bosses
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-the-surge-2-official-trailer-showcases-weapons-environments-enemies-and-colossal-bosses/
Focus Home Interactive has released a new gameplay trailer for Deck13’s action-RPG, The Surge 2, that promises to bring uncompromising, limb-chopping, dynamic combat back to players. In today’s trailer, witness new weapons, environments, enemies, colossal bosses, and moves that improve the formula. There are ever-more challenges to overcome, equipment to loot and upgrade, and threats to survive.

CRYENGINE-powered 400-person battle royale game, Mavericks: The Forge, has been cancelled
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/cryengine-powered-400-person-battle-royale-game-mavericks-the-forge-has-been-cancelled/
Automation Games has announced that its CRYENGINE-powered 400-person battle royale game, Mavericks: The Forge, has been cancelled. According to the developers, the game’s development has been ceased due to insufficient funding.

New official GRID gameplay trailer showcases the Havana Street Circuit
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/new-official-grid-gameplay-trailer-showcases-the-havana-street-circuit/
Codemasters has released a brand new gameplay trailer for GRID. According to the press release, this new trailer takes us to the brand new Havana Street Circuit, and also features the official 2018 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race cars.



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

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Wednesday news, part two:

Secret Government will let you run the Illuminati in October
https://www.pcgamer.com/secret-government-will-let-you-run-the-illuminati-in-october/
Secret Government is a sneaky grand strategy game that puts you in charge of a secret society, starting in the 18th century. By manipulating governments, engineering conflicts and tinkering with the economy, you'll be able to create seismic shifts, starting revolutions and toppling monarchies. It's hitting Early Access in October, and you can check out the announcement trailer above.

Senran Kagura Peach Ball will bring an unusual style of pinball to Steam next month
https://www.pcgamer.com/senran-kagura-peach-ball-will-bring-an-unusual-style-of-pinball-to-steam-next-month/
Xseed Games said in 2016 that despite the challenges involved, it—and other publishers—would continue to bring "niche" Japanese games to Steam. I have no doubt that Senran Kagura Peach Ball, a digital pinball game based on the "genre-spanning" series that made its North American debut earlier this month on the Nintendo Switch, is one of them.

A new Need for Speed and Plants vs. Zombies are coming to PC this year
https://www.pcgamer.com/a-new-need-for-speed-and-plants-vs-zombies-are-coming-to-pc-this-year/
Electronic Arts has been very coy about what's coming next for the long-running Need for Speed driving series, but it seems likely that we'll be hearing more about it in the near future. The company confirmed in its first quarter financial results for the 2020 fiscal year that a new Need for Speed game will be out sometime between October 1 and the end of the year, and while it didn't reveal the subtitle, Austrian retailer Gameware may have.

The original Diablo is now playable in your browser
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-original-diablo-is-now-playable-in-your-web-browser/
Diablo, the 1996 mouse-destroying hack-and-slash original, is now playable in your browser. The work of Rivsoft (which also specialises in other Blizzard-centric projects, such as this Diablo 3 Character Planner), it gives you access to the shareware build of the game, but if you own the original and have the files on hand, you can access the whole game.

Oxygen Not Included leaves Early Access
https://www.pcgamer.com/oxygen-not-included-leaves-early-access/
Klei's sci-fi survival sim Oxygen Not Included entered Early Access in February of 2017, and leaves it now just over two years later. If you've been holding out on trying this game of stranded "Duplicants" crafting a colony from scratch on unforgivingly harsh asteroids, now's the time.

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor—Martyr's standalone expansion Prophecy is out now
https://www.pcgamer.com/warhammer-40000-inquisitormartyrs-standalone-expansion-prophecy-is-out-now/
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor—Prophecy adds a new playable class, a tech-adept who is the pet-summoner of the Inquisition. Only those pets are a variety of robots. The tech-adept will be playable in Martyr's campaign for those who own both, but there's also a three-part campaign in a new subsector unique to Prophecy, with new enemies too—the tyranids and eldar.

Sunless Skies gets a horn, its second most requested feature
https://www.pcgamer.com/sunless-skies-gets-a-horn-its-second-most-requested-feature/
Sunless Skies' latest update is just a small one, but it introduces the game's second most requested feature. It's called the Horn update, so you can probably guess what it is. Now you can soar through space, tooting away.

World of Warcraft's goblin and worgen visual update is coming soon
https://www.pcgamer.com/world-of-warcrafts-goblin-and-worgen-visual-update-is-coming-soon/
World of Warcraft's vanilla races got a big makeover during Catacylsm, but the newer races were deemed good enough and left alone. If your worgen has started to look a little bit mangy, don't worry, their time has finally come. Goblins and worgen are both getting a visual update, including new animations. The new look will be tested in the Public Test Realms soon, along with some other new features coming to 8.2.5.

Fortnite Season 10 trailer has been leaked
https://www.pcgamer.com/fortnite-season-10-trailer-has-leaked/
Instead of tweeting a teaser for Fortnite Season 10, the Fortnite Brasil Twitter account briefly gave us a look at the full Season 10 trailer, which of course was captured before anyone could realise the mistake. Check it out below.



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Thursday news:

SALES & DEALS

Steam has two new daily deals, and has added another game to its Midweek Madness deals (because I swear that I didn't see it yesterday):

At Fanatical there are two new deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

Valve updates Steam's new Interactive Recommender, teases a new 'experiment' coming
https://www.pcgamer.com/valve-updates-steams-new-interactive-recommender-teases-a-new-experiment-coming/
A few weeks ago, Valve rolled out a new feature on Steam called the "Interactive Recommender," that uses machine learning to dig up games that you might like to play. Today it updated the status of that experiment, and so far it's going very well.
"One way we study what’s interesting to users is to look at how frequently a visit to a store page turns into a positive action like adding the item to a wishlist, or purchasing it. That frequency varies depending on how users arrived at the store page. We also look at how frequently people choose to visit a store page via the recommender," Valve wrote. "Our initial data show the Interactive Recommender is performing very well by those measures."

MODS/EMULATORS

NieR can run, for the first time ever, with 60fps on the Playstation 3 emulator, RPCS3
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/nier-can-run-for-the-first-time-ever-with-60fps-on-the-playstation-3-emulator-rpcs3/
The team behind RPCS3, the best Playstation 3 emulator that is currently under development, has released a video, showing the first NieR game running with 60fps. NieR was a 30fps game on Playstation 3 and RPCS3 is able to overcome this framerate limitation, proving once again why emulators are so important.
NieR is not the only 30fps locked PS3 game that can run with 60fps on RPCS3. Demon’s Souls, Persona 5, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F and Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd are also games that can now run with 60fps on this Playstation 3 emulator.

Star Wars KOTOR 2 gets a 2.7GB AI-enhanced HD Texture Pack, improving over 600 world textures
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/star-wars-kotor-2-gets-a-2-7gb-ai-enhanced-hd-texture-pack-improving-over-600-world-textures/
Modder “facemeltingsolo” has released a brand new AI-enhanced HD Texture Pack for Star Wars KOTOR 2. This pack uses AI techniques in order to upscale the original textures by four times, and improves over 600 world textures (it also reworks some textures with existing game asset).
As said, this pack mainly focuses on the game’s world textures. Last month, we also shared an AI-enhanced HD Texture Pack that improved all of the game’s NPCs so we strongly suggest using both of these packs in order to improve the game’s visuals.
It’s also worth noting that this pack also features a Transparency Fix. According to the modder, this will work out of the box with AMD but might need some tweaking with Nvidia’s GPUs. If Nvidia has issues open the opengl32.ini with notepad and try changing the ForceAlphaToCoverage to 0 and or clamp to 0. All you need to do in order to install this fix is copy the two files into the KOTOR 2 executable root directory. To uninstall the fix, just delete both opengl files.
>> Available from Nexus Mods.

GAMING NEWS

Official eFootball PES 2020 PC Requirements; only supports DX11, requires 40GB of free hard-disk space
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/official-efootball-pes-2020-pc-requirements-only-supports-dx11-requires-40gb-of-free-hard-disk-space/
Alongside the released of the PC demo, Konami has also revealed the official PC requirements for eFootball PES 2020. This latest part in the Pro Evolution Soccer series will be powered by the FOX Engine and will be only using DX11.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne expansion is coming to the PC in January 2020
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/monster-hunter-world-iceborne-expansion-is-coming-to-the-pc-in-january-2020/
Capcom has launched the Steam store page for Monster Hunter World’s Iceborne expansion, revealing that it will be coming to the PC in January 2020. This basically means that this expansion will be delayed by around four months as it will come out on consoles this September.

Piranha Games’ president on Epic Store: “700 out of 20,000 people asked for a refund on the first day”
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/mechwarrior-5-devs-on-epic-store-700-out-of-20000-people-asked-for-a-refund-on-the-first-day/
In a recent AMA with NoGutsNoGalaxy, Piranha Games’ president revealed some new details about MechWarrior 5’s Epic Store deal. Bullocks claimed that the consequences of the team’s decision to release Mechwarrior 5 exclusively on the Epic Games Store weren’t that huge.
>> He didn't say the total of refunds, tho, only the first day.

Spintires patch 1.3.3 adds dynamic weather, brand new audio system, brings graphical improvements & more
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/spintires-patch-1-3-3-adds-dynamic-weather-brand-new-audio-system-brings-graphical-improvements-more/
Oovee Game Studios has released a brand new patch for Spintires. According to the developers, patch 1.3.3 adds a dynamic weather system with various rates of downpours and howling winds that sweep across the harsh-lands.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC PvP Matchmaking flight coming after the Firefight flight
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/halo-the-master-chief-collection-pc-pvp-matchmaking-flight-coming-after-the-firefight-flight/
343 Industries has revealed that there will be two additional flights for the PC version of Halo Reach. The first one will be focuses on Firefight matchmaking, while the second one will be focused on PvP matchmaking.

Fortnite Season 10 releases today, will require DirectX 11 GPU, full patch notes
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/fortnite-season-10-releases-today-will-require-directx-11-gpu-full-patch-notes/
Epic Games has announced the Fortnite Season 10 will release later today. In order to celebrate this announcement, Epic Games released two new trailers dedicated to this new season. Furthermore, the team has also revealed the full patch notes for Season 10.

First WWE 2K20 screenshots released
https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/first-screenshots-released-for-wwe-2k20/
2K Games has released the first screenshots for WWE 2K20. These screenshots will give you a glimpse at the in-game 3D models for wrestlers Bayley and Brock. Furthermore, 2K Games stated that the first details about this new WWE 2K game will be unveiled on August 5th.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare will support cross-play between PC, Xbox One and PS4
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-will-support-cross-play-between-pc-xbox-one-and-ps4/
Activision will reveal the multiplayer universe for Call of Duty Modern Warfare later today, and the first details about it have surfaced online. According to the latest reports and leaks, this new COD game will support cross-play between PC, Xbox One and PS4.



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Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

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Yes, here come the second part of the Thursday news:

Football Drama is a story-driven Football Manager
https://www.pcgamer.com/football-drama-is-a-story-driven-football-manager/
Finally there's a football game that appeals to me, a sedentary man who likes a bit of soapy drama. Open Lab Games' Football Drama is a narrative strategy game where off-pitch intrigue plays as big a role as getting people to shoot balls into nets. And because it's 2019, it's also a tactical card game.

Riot confirms Teamfight Tactics is here to stay, adding 4 new champions
https://www.pcgamer.com/teamfight-tactics-hextech/
Good news, everyone: Riot Games has confirmed that Teamfight Tactics is going to be a permanent League of Legends game mode, which isn't that surprising considering its enormous success. In a press release, Riot Games said it would continue supporting Teamfight Tactics with patches, new champions, synergies, and ranked seasons—and already a whopping four new champions are going to be added to the game next month.

Teamfight Tactics is in chaos after today's patch unintentionally made some units super strong
https://www.pcgamer.com/teamfight-tactics-is-in-chaos-after-todays-patch-unintentionally-made-some-units-super-strong/
Teamfight Tactics' 9.15 patch went live today, bringing some major changes to its strategic meta along with some hilarious, unintended buffs that have turned some already-powerful champions into ungodly harbingers of complete obliteration. Though a hotfix is already on the way, it's chaos right now in TFT—and I for one am having a great time exploiting it while I can.

Downwell and Space Hulk: Tactics are coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC
https://www.pcgamer.com/downwell-and-space-hulk-tactics-are-coming-to-xbox-game-pass-for-pc/
Game Boy-style platformer Downwell and board game adaptation Space Hulk: Tactics will be added to the Xbox Game Pass for PC next month.
Downwell will be added first, on August 1, with Space Hulk: Tactics coming on August 8. Confusingly, the announcement also lists Slay the Spire as a future Xbox Game Pass for PC game, but it's already there—what's new is that it's being added to the console Game Pass.

Jalopy developer is making a game where you 'build stuff while getting drunk'
https://www.pcgamer.com/jalopy-developer-is-making-a-game-where-you-build-stuff-while-getting-drunk/
In 2016 we were impressed with the level of simulation Jalopy gave to maintaining and driving an old beater car across Germany, even in its early access stage. After its full release, we found it to be a haunting and nostalgic tour through the former Eastern Bloc. Sole developer Greg Pryjmachuk of MinskWorks has announced the next nostalgia trip he has planned—this time in the English midlands of the '80s.

A Short Hike is a relaxing game about enjoying a wee trek
https://www.pcgamer.com/a-short-hike-is-a-relaxing-game-about-enjoying-a-wee-trek/
After starting out as a Humble Monthly exclusive in April, A Short Hike arrives on Steam and Itch with a free update packed in. This cute little trek starts out with a bird named Claire and her Aunt May getting away from the city to visit Hawk Peak Provincial Park. Apparently unable to give up modern comforts entirely, Claire sets off for Hawk Peak where she can get a cellphone signal.

CS:GO map Workout removed from official matchmaking, two new maps added
https://www.pcgamer.com/csgo-map-workout-removed-from-official-matchmaking-two-new-maps-added/
The latest update for CS:GO is a significant one. Two maps have been added to the Defusal Group Sigma competitive pool, one of which is the popular Seaside map and the other a new one called Breach. Breach is, according to the CS:GO blog, "a defusal map set in a spacious corporate building". If you want to try the new maps they're in Deathmatch and Casual, and are also available as Scrimmage maps under the Competitive tab.

Fortnite Season 10 introduces co-op mechs
https://www.pcgamer.com/fortnite-season-10-patch-notes/
Fortnite Season 10 is about to begin, bringing timey-wimey nonsense and a changing map to the battle royale. You'll also be able to enjoy the ultimate bonding experience with a pal: blowing stuff up in a co-op mech.

Street Fighter 5 is finally getting E. Honda
https://www.pcgamer.com/street-fighter-5-is-finally-getting-e-honda/
Someone at Capcom apparently got a bit too excited about the arrival of Street Fighter legend E. Honda that they released the trailer on Steam early. With the sumo wrestler out of the bag, there's no way he's getting back in, so Capcom has confirmed he's coming to Street Fighter 5 in August 4, along with Lucia and Poison.
>> Wait, they launched a Street Fighter game without Honda? O.o Heresy!

Hell is murderous geometry in free roguelite action game Hells Divide
https://www.pcgamer.com/hell-is-murderous-geometry-in-free-roguelite-action-game-hells-divide/
Hell is other people, some other person once said. Only they were totally wrong, as it's actually full of angry spheres and cubes. I know this from experience: my experience playing Hells Divide, a great-feeling, if flawed first-person stabber.

Pretty puzzler The Sojourn gets a release date and a new trailer
https://www.pcgamer.com/pretty-puzzler-the-sojourn-gets-a-release-date-and-a-new-trailer/
The Sojourn is a first-person puzzle game where you can wander around a striking, serene world while pondering the nature of reality, as one normally does when sauntering. Though it's a bit debilitated and lonely, it's a fetching place, and what better a setting than mystical ruins to begin unravelling existential conundrums?

Respawn's mystery VR shooter will be revealed next month
https://www.pcgamer.com/respawns-mystery-vr-shooter-will-be-revealed-next-month/
Respawn announced that it was working with Oculus to create a VR game back in 2017, and we'll finally be able to see what they've been working on for the last couple of years at Oculus Connect 6 in September.

Total War: Three Kingdoms is getting a free horde mode
https://www.pcgamer.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-is-getting-a-free-horde-mode/
Total War: Three Kingdom's heroes are super-charged warriors capable of dispatching whole units without breaking a sweat. They're pretty awesome. Next week, they'll properly get to show off their skills in the free Dynasty mode. It's a horde mode where three heroes somehow have to survive a battle against an infinite army.



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.