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Friday news, part two:

Fire is coming to Sea of Thieves, although we're not supposed to know that yet
https://www.pcgamer.com/fire-is-coming-to-sea-of-thieves-although-were-not-supposed-to-know-that-yet/
Sea of Thieves will apparently be getting fire in an update coming soon, at least according to Rare lead engineer James Thomas. Thomas appeared on a recent Sea of Thieves weekly stream and let it slip that they had been working to add fire to the game, to the chagrin of his coworkers and, in fairness, himself.

Cyberpunk 2077 livestream will show off 15 minutes of gameplay next week
https://www.pcgamer.com/cyberpunk-2077-livestream-will-show-off-15-minutes-of-gameplay-next-week/
CD Projekt Red will share a 15-minute edit of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay from Gamescom during a livestream next week. The stream will also include interviews with developers that will dive deeper into the Pacifica district of Night City and the different ways you'll be able to approach your adventures in the gritty cyber-world of the future.

Hearthstone is finally nerfing Dr. Boom and several other problem cards
https://www.pcgamer.com/hearthstone-is-finally-nerfing-dr-boom-and-several-other-problem-cards/
Balance patches follow expansions as surely as night follows day, and now that Saviors of Uldum is out, and the Seoul Masters is over, a batch of cards are about to be hit with their long-awaited nerfs. It's about time.

Square Enix wants to break the barriers between Final Fantasy 14 datacenters
https://www.pcgamer.com/square-enix-wants-to-break-the-barriers-between-final-fantasy-14-datacenters/
The developers of Final Fantasy 14 are working on revamping their server technology so that all players will be able to play with each other, regardless of which servers and datacenters they use.

Kerbal Space Program 2 dev reveals how baby Kerbals are made
https://www.pcgamer.com/kerbal-space-program-2-dev-reveals-how-baby-kerbals-are-made/
Kerbal Space Program 2 aims to expand upon the try-and-fail-and-try-again cycle of the original in a number of very big ways, one of them being the addition of colonies. Colonies are established via portable modules delivered to and deployed on distant worlds. As they grow, they'll build new modules enabling them to expand and eventually shed their reliance on the Kerbal home planet of Kerbin.

Epic Store exclusive Hades is headed to Steam in December
https://www.pcgamer.com/epic-store-exclusive-hades-is-headed-to-steam-in-december/
Supergiant's new game Hades was a pretty big pickup for the Epic Games Store when it was revealed as a storefront launch exclusive in late 2018. Supergiant is a high-profile indie whose previous games, Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre, have all been very well received, and coming out of nowhere the way it did was a real attention-getter. It was released as an early access game and it's come a long way since then, with six major updates so far that the studio said has more than doubled the amount of content that was available at launch. It also happens to be really good.

John Romero's great-grandmother is an underworld boss in Empire of Sin
https://www.pcgamer.com/john-romeros-great-grandmother-is-an-underworld-boss-in-empire-of-sin/
Romero Games' upcoming crime-timer Empire of Sin will let you go to war on the streets of 1920s Chicago as one of 14 unique "bosses," many of whom are based on real-world historical figures. There's Al Capone, who we took a look at earlier this week, the Irish mobster Dean O'Banion, and the Harlem racketeer Stephanie St. Clair. There's also a woman named Elvira, who isn't quite as famous as the others, but who has a much deeper historical connection to the game.

Fortnite's mechs have finally gotten a major nerf
https://www.pcgamer.com/fortnites-mechs-have-finally-gotten-a-major-nerf/
After stolidly weathering weeks of complaints from Fortnite's most vocal players and pros, Epic has finally rolled out a serious set of nerfs to the B.R.U.T.E. mechs introduced at the beginning of Season X. Mechs will now spawn less frequently, and their rocket damage and area of effect has been reined in, along with some additional changes.

In Exorcise the Demons, your friends guide you through arcane rituals
https://www.pcgamer.com/in-exorcise-the-demons-your-friends-guide-you-through-arcane-rituals/
While Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a callback to the bomb defusal scenes in Lethal Weapon and Speed, Exorcise the Demons uses the same basic premise to recall the decidedly more occult Evil Dead films. It's a similar setup that has a player and their friends working together to stop something bad from happening, but this time around, you're trying to complete various rituals to communicate with and eventually banish horrible demons.

Cyberpunk 2077 should feel like a continuation of the 1990 tabletop game, creator says
https://www.pcgamer.com/cyberpunk-2077-should-feel-like-a-continuation-of-the-1990-tabletop-game-creator-says/
Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith says he's still very involved in the development of CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077, and a big part of that has been to make sure this new vision of his near-future setting idea maintains a continuity with the original tabletop game.

And here are the GOG and Steam deals for the weekend:

+GOG

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What are you waiting for? Go! Go and have a happy and gaming weekend.



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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Pretty damn happy about the free copy of Celeste.



I tried Terraria. For a game that was developed for PC it sure is a train wreck.



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

It's Monday, and here come the news:

SALES & DEALS

GOG's new weekly sale, "Mystery, adrenaline and adventure with games" offers up to 85% discounts: https://www.gog.com/promo/20190826_weekly_sale

At Steam there are two fake daily deals:

And at Fanatical, the new Star Deal is SUPERHOT VR, 50% off for the next 48 hours: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/superhot-vr

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

Valve admits it mistakenly dismissed Steam security flaw
https://www.pcgamer.com/valve-admits-it-mistakenly-dismissed-steam-security-flaw/
Valve has expanded a scheme in which it pays "ethical hackers" for discovering security flaws in Steam after it mistakenly dismissed a valid vulnerability reported by a researcher.
Researcher Vasily Kravets's reports of a Steam vulnerability were dismissed because they were believed to be outside the scope of the scheme, and Kravets was told Valve's security team would no longer receive his reports through the HackerOne bounty program. After Kravets made a second security flaw public this week, Valve patched both vulnerabilities and admitted its mistake.

MODS/EMULATORS

Asura’s Wrath, Fable 2, Lost Odyssey & more running on the PC via the Xbox 360 emulator, Xenia
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/asuras-wrath-fable-2-lost-odyssey-more-running-on-the-pc-via-the-xbox-360-emulator-xenia/
As we’ve already reported, a new version of the most promising Xbox 360 emulator, Xenia, has been released. Thus, below you can find some videos showing a number of X360 games running on it.
To be more precise, below we can see Gears of War 2, Fable 2, Asura’s Wrath, Lost Odyssey, Silent Hill: Downpour and Anarchy Reigns running on Xenia. Some of these games run fine, while others are only booting and going in-game.

First official gameplay video for Skywind, Morrowind mod for Skyrim, has been released
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/first-official-gameplay-video-for-skywind-morrowind-mod-for-skyrim-has-been-released/
The team behind Skywind, a Morrowind total conversion mod for Skyrim, has released its first official gameplay video. This video shows 11 minutes of gameplay footage and you should definitely watch it. It also gives us a glimpse at the world of Morrowind being recreated in Skyrim’s engine.

New 8K textures are now available for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/new-8k-textures-are-now-available-for-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim/
Modder ‘winedave’ has released a brand new HD Texture Pack for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. This pack, called Dave’s UFHD Mountains, is 1.8GB in size and adds 8K textures for most of the mountains.
Unfortunately, the modder has not revealed any additional details about this pack. As such, we can assume that the pack overhauls all of the mountain textures. Not only that, but it also includes new moss rocks, as well as matching landscape textures.
>> If you really need your mountains to look that good, head to Nexus Mods to get this mod.

These mods for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim allow you to craft everything and fly on magic carpets
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/these-mods-for-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-allow-you-to-craft-everything-and-fly-on-magic-carpets/
Modders ‘Enai Siaion’ and ‘rylog9’ released two cool mods for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The first mod allows you to fly on magic carpets and floating disks, while the second one allows you to craft almost everything.
>> Check the article for more info on the mods as well as the links to get them.

This HD Texture Pack for Dark Souls 2 overhauls more than 6000 textures
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/this-hd-texture-pack-for-dark-souls-2-overhauls-more-than-6000-textures/
Modder ‘Save Smokey’ has released a pretty interesting HD Texture Pack for Dark Souls 2. This pack overhauls more than 6000 textures, bringing its visuals closer to the aesthetics of the first Dark Souls game. In other words, this pack introduces some noticeable art style changes to the game.
The modder claimed that he used iGP11 for extensive texture overriding. By using this tool, he was able to dump every texture in the game and filter, tone down the brightness and make them darker. As such, nearly 6000 individual texture files were modified and are included in this pack.
These new textures are also sharper and do not bring any additional performance overhead. Not only that, but some areas present now new challenges, creating a real use for the torch. This is something that may please those that were disappointed by the game’s simplified lighting system.
>> Get this mod from Nexus Mods.

Modders are already working on an unofficial Red Dead Redemption Remaster for PC, first screenshots
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/modders-are-already-working-on-an-unofficial-red-dead-redemption-remaster-for-pc-first-screenshots/
Red Dead Redemption has not been released officially on the PC, however it appears that an unofficial remake is already happening. This remaster, called Red Dead Redemption: Damned Enhancement Project, will be based on the Xenia/RPCS3 versions. However, only PC gamers will be able to enjoy this remaster.
The target of the project is set out to remaster and optimize the game for the PC. As such, Red Dead Redemption will run and look better, from within the Xenia/RPCS3 emulators.
>> How long will it take until Take Two appears to spoil the fun?

Minecraft's new bees have already been made rideable
https://www.pcgamer.com/minecrafts-new-bees-have-already-been-made-rideable/
Minecraft only just got bees thanks to the 1.15 update, and already a modder has made them rideable. As SethBling explains in the video above, with his datapack you can craft saddles to place on the bees as well as flowers on sticks to lead them around. Also, the saddled bees have a dash move now.
The way it works is pretty interesting. With the datapack installed, any bee you look at has an invisible pig overlaid on it. It's actually the pig you're saddling and riding, which means that Minecraft now has flying pigs I guess. The flower on a stick is a reskinned poppy, which the bees are already programmed to be attracted to so even when not saddled they'll follow you around while you're holding one.

Ambitious Portal 2 mod Destroyed Aperture is still alive despite long silence
https://www.pcgamer.com/portal-2-mod-destroyed-aperture-which-promises-a-five-hour-story-is-still-alive/
The team behind ambitious Portal 2 mod Destroyed Aperture, which promises a five-hour story set in an abandoned Aperture Science centre, has broken its eight-month silence to confirm that the project is still in the works, despite a few setbacks.

GAMING NEWS

First gameplay footage from the Gamescom 2019 multiplayer demo of Disintegration
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/first-gameplay-footage-from-the-gamescom-2019-multiplayer-demo-of-disintegration/
Private Division and V1 Interactive presented a multiplayer demo of Disintegration at Gamescom 2019. As such, you can find below a video showing almost 12 minutes of gameplay footage from it. Disintegration is a new sci-fi first-person shooter from the co-creator of the first Halo.

First gameplay footage for the Mirror’s Edge meets Dishonored meets Blade Runner game, Ghostrunner
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/first-gameplay-footage-for-the-mirrors-edge-meets-dishonored-meets-blade-runner-game-ghostrunner/
All in! Games has shared a new video, showcasing almost six minutes of gameplay footage from Ghostrunner. Ghostrunner is basically a mashup of Mirror’s Edge with Dishonored and Blade Runner. The game targets a 2020 release, and this is your first look at it.

Here are 16 minutes of gameplay footage from the PC version of Darksiders Genesis
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-16-minutes-of-gameplay-footage-from-the-pc-version-of-darksiders-genesis/
THQ Nordic presented a new demo of Darksiders Genesis at Gamescom 2019. As such, you can find below a video showing almost 16 minutes of gameplay footage. The video features gameplay from the game’s PC version, so we strongly suggest watching it.

This video showcases the most advanced physics you’ve ever seen in a game
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/this-video-showcases-the-most-advanced-physics-youll-ever-see-in-a-game/
Dennis Gustafsson is currently working on a project/game that will leave you speechless with its advanced physics. This game, which currently does not have a title yet, may soon enter its early access phase, and you should unquestionably keep your eye on it.

Bandai Namco is not interested in any Epic Games Store exclusivity deals
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/bandai-namco-is-not-interested-in-any-epic-games-store-exclusivity-deals/
In an interview with MCVUK, Bandai Namco Europe’s SVP marketing, digital and content Hervé Hoerdt, stated something that will please a lot of PC gamers. While the publisher wants to release its games to the Epic Games Store, it is not interested in any Epic Games Store exclusivity deals.
>> Here's the interview.

Halo: Reach Firefight PC Beta/Flight has been launched
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/halo-reach-firefight-pc-beta-flight-has-been-launched/
Great news for all PC Halo fans as the Firefight flight/beta phase for Halo: Reach is a go. 343 Industries has just sent 10K invites to those that have registered for the flighting program, so be sure to check out your inboxes.

Here are 22 minutes of gameplay footage from the Gamescom 2019 demo of Blair Witch
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-22-minutes-of-gameplay-footage-from-the-gamescom-2019-demo-of-blair-witch/
Gamersryde has released two videos, showing 22 minutes of gameplay footage from the Gamescom 2019 demo of Blair Witch. Now as always, these videos may contain some spoilers so I suggest avoiding them if you want to experience the game yourselves.

Here are 12 minutes of gameplay footage from SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-12-minutes-of-gameplay-footage-from-spongebob-squarepants-battle-for-bikini-bottom-rehydrated/
IGN has shared a video, showing 12 minutes from the Gamescom 2019 demo of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated. This video shows off the game’s graphics, in-game characters, and environments.
>> Don't deny it, you're eager to watch it .

Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 will use CRYENGINE, modding support coming to the first game
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/kingdom-come-deliverance-2-will-use-cryengine-modding-support-coming-to-the-first-game/
Tobias Stolz-Zwilling, PR manager at Warhorse, confirmed that the sequel to Kingdom Come: Deliverance will use the same engine. According to Tobias, Warhorse created a lot of tools for CRYENGINE, and Kingdom Come: Deliverance 2 will take advantage of them.

Here are 20 minutes of gameplay footage from the Gamescom 2019 demo of Desperados 3
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-20-minutes-of-gameplay-footage-from-the-gamescom-2019-demo-of-desperados-3/
At Gamescom 2019, THQ Nordic presented a new demo for Desperados 3. Thus, RockPaperShotgun has captured a video, showing 20 minutes of gameplay footage from it. This video will give you an idea of what you can expect from this new strategy game.

Story trailer leaked for the action co-op sci-fi first-person shooter, TauCeti Unknown Origin
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/story-trailer-leaked-for-the-action-co-op-sci-fi-first-person-shooter-tauceti-unknown-origin/
It appears that the Gamescom 2019 story trailer for TauCeti Unknown Origin has been leaked online. TauCeti Unknown Origin is an action co-op sci-fi first person shooter with RPG and survival elements. Unfortunately, though, this story trailer does not contain any actual gameplay footage.

Here are 11 minutes of gameplay footage from the Gamescom 2019 demo of Devil’s Hunt
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-11-minutes-of-gameplay-footage-from-devils-hunt/
At Gamescom 2019, 1C Entertainment presented a new demo for Devil’s Hunt. Thus, videogamers.eu captured a video, showing 11 minutes of gameplay from it.
Devil’s Hunt is a third-person perspective (TPP) action game. In this game, players will assume the role Desmond; a man with demonic powers who can decide the fate of our world by joining either side of the conflict.

New trailers released for Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories and Dissolution
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-trailers-released-for-disaster-report-4-summer-memories-and-dissolution/
Gamescom 2019 is over, however we’ve got some more trailers for you today. NIS America and Garage Studios released new trailer for Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories, Dissolution and Farmer’s Dynasty.

New gameplay footage for TRIALS of MANA, Seiken Densetsu 3 Remake, surfaces online
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-gameplay-footage-for-trials-of-mana-seiken-densetsu-3-remake-surfaces-online/
At Gamescom 2019, Square Enix presented a new demo for the remake of Seiken Densetsu 3, TRIALS of MANA. As such, 4Gamer captured two videos from that demo, showcasing four minutes of brand new gameplay footage.

WRC 8, Bee Simulator and Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory will be timed-exclusive on Epic Games Store
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/wrc-8-bee-simulator-and-paranoia-happiness-is-mandatory-will-be-timed-exclusive-on-epic-games-store/
Bigben Interactive has officially announced that WRC 8, Bee Simulator and Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory will be timed-exclusive on Epic Games Store. According to the publisher, these games will release on other digital stores one year after their Epic Store release.



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.

Part two of the Monday news:

Elite Dangerous is getting a full tutorial and enormous fleet carriers this year
https://www.pcgamer.com/elite-dangerous-is-getting-a-full-tutorial-and-enormous-fleet-carriers-this-year/
Elite Dangerous is getting two major new features that bracket the spectrum of player experience. At one end, the September update will add a fully-voiced in-cockpit tutorial to the beginning of the game, while on the other, fleet carriers will arrive in December.

Celtic RPG The Waylanders shows off cinematic trailer and gameplay
https://www.pcgamer.com/celtic-rpg-the-waylanders-shows-off-cinematic-trailer-and-gameplay/
After last year's successful crowdfunding campaign, classic-style RPG The Waylanders returns with a new cinematic trailer. Although there's no new gameplay to be gleaned, the trailer contrasts the game's two time periods: the Celtic and Medieval eras of northwestern Spain and Ireland.

Bungie says Activision wasn't a 'prohibitive overlord' on Destiny 2
https://www.pcgamer.com/bungie-says-activision-wasnt-a-prohibitive-overlord-on-destiny-2/
Bungie's surprise Destiny 2 divorce from Activision earlier this year left an impression among some fans that the biggest problem with the game up to that point was, in a word, Activision. The dramatic updates Bungie has made to the game since then, including to the Eververse Store monetization and the upcoming launch of the free New Light, have helped solidify that belief. In an interview with Eurogamer, however, communications director David "Deej" Dague said the split was not acrimonious, but simply the result of changing priorities.

Overwatch's Workshop now has programmable bots, enabling training modes and Auto Chess-like experiments
https://www.pcgamer.com/overwatchs-workshop-now-has-programmable-bots-enabling-training-modes-and-auto-chess-like-experiments/
In an update on the Overwatch PTR yesterday, Blizzard added a new functionality to the Overwatch Workshop—the custom game tools that players have used to build everything from Torbjörn Golf to a functioning Portal gun. The new feature is programmable dummy bots—hero entities that have no human or AI controlling them, and can thus be programmed using Workshop actions to move, aim, activates skills, and do most things that a real player can do.

Riot Games settles gender discrimination lawsuit, says sexism is 'not systemic'
https://www.pcgamer.com/riot-games-settles-gender-discrimination-lawsuit-says-sexism-is-not-systemic/
Riot Games has announced an agreement in principle to settle a class action lawsuit filed against it last year that alleged systemic sexism and gender-based discrimination at the studio. Riot said that its investigation of the claims prior to the settlement revealed that "gender discrimination (in pay or promotion), sexual harassment, and retaliation are not systemic issues at Riot," but also acknowledged that "some Rioters have had experiences that did not live up to our values or culture."

GOG exclusives 'don't work', store says (Updated)
https://www.pcgamer.com/gog-exclusives-dont-work-for-us-says-store-owner-cd-projekt/
Role-playing card game Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales was initially a GOG exclusive when it launched last year, but was quickly added to Steam amid disappointing sales. By the sounds of it, it may well be the last time GOG—owned by Thronebreaker developer CD Projekt—experiments with exclusivity.
"It proved to us that exclusives maybe don’t work for us, because we don’t want to limit the number of people who can access the game," GOG.com's global communications manager Marcin Traczyk told PCGamesN at Gamescom this week.

Blizzard to open new WoW Classic servers after warning of 'severe queues' at launch
https://www.pcgamer.com/blizzard-to-open-new-wow-classic-servers-after-warning-of-severe-queues-at-launch/
Blizzard will open four more WoW Classic servers hours before launch on Monday, August 26, in the hope of easing the "severe queues" expected on the busiest servers.

Cyberpunk 2077's map is a 'little smaller' than The Witcher 3's but far denser, says producer
https://www.pcgamer.com/cyberpunk-2077s-map-a-little-bit-smaller-than-the-witcher-3s-but-far-denser/
Cyberpunk 2077's world looks vast—but it won't be quite as vast as The Witcher 3's in terms of pure square footage. The RPG's map is a "little bit smaller" than CD Projekt's fantasy epic, but it will be far denser, according to producer Richard Borzymowski.

Horror puzzler Darq is getting multiple free DLCs later this year
https://www.pcgamer.com/horror-puzzler-darq-is-getting-multiple-free-dlcs-later-this-year/
The solo developer behind horror-filled puzzle game Darq, who last week revealed why he turned down Epic Games Store exclusivity, will release multiple free DLCs before the end of the year.

Flash emulation project aims to preserve gaming history
https://www.pcgamer.com/flash-emulation-project-aims-to-preserve-gaming-history/
Adobe have said they'll stop updating and distributing the Flash player at the end of 2020, but fortunately the era of browser games and interactive animations will be preserved. Mike Welsh, who previously worked on the Flash-to-HD video converter Swivel for Newgrounds, is currently working on a program called Ruffle, which will emulate Flash right there in your browser.

Life is Strange 2 Episode 4 out now
https://www.pcgamer.com/life-is-strange-2-episode-4-is-out-now/
"How far would you go to find your brother?" is the simple question driving Life is Strange 2 Episode 4, the penultimate episode of Dontnod Entertainment's story-driven adventure game. Daniel is the lost brother, and Sean is trying to find him. But Sean is in pretty dire straits: he starts the episode in a hospital and under arrest, having lost an eye—and much of his confidence—in the last episode.

Valve unveils new Dota 2 heroes, including a grandma with a shotgun who bakes cookies
https://www.pcgamer.com/valve-unveils-new-dota-2-heroes-including-a-shotgun-wielding-grandma-who-bakes-cookies/
Valve has revealed the next two heroes coming to Dota 2: Snapfire, a grandma goblin who rides a lizard, flings cookies and fires a giant shotgun, and Void Spirit, the fourth spirit brother.

The Sims studio Maxis hiring creative director for 'live service' game based on new IP
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-sims-studio-maxis-hiring-creative-director-for-new-live-service-game/
Maxis, the EA-owned developer of The Sims series, is hiring a creative director for a new IP. We don't know much about what the studio has planned, but it's looking for a developer with experience "designing a game with a long-term live service", and with a track record on both PC and mobile.

Now machine translation can translate emulated games while you're playing them
https://www.pcgamer.com/now-machine-translation-can-translate-emulated-games-while-youre-playing-them/
It's a good time for emulation, with all kinds of new projects out there as well as existing ones coming on by leaps and bounds. Here's one of the most impressive things we've seen in a while: Automatic machine translation between Japanese and English at the press of a button.

Minecraft Java update adds bees, honey farming, harmony, hope
https://www.pcgamer.com/bees-minecraft-java-update/
Bees! They're in Minecraft now, part of the 1.15 Java Edition update. A new neutral mob, bees are pretty chill, as chill as they are in real life. Check out the full patch notes to see exactly how they behave, but the notes essentially read like a description of what bees already do in the real world.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is getting official modding support
https://www.pcgamer.com/kingdom-come-deliverance-is-getting-official-modding-support/
There's a mechanic in Kingdom Come: Deliverance that limits where you're able to save your game, and how often you're able to do it. As the game originally shipped, you had to either sleep in a bed or drink a bottle of rare Saviour Schnapps in order to save your game. Modders decided this was bullshit, and almost immediately created mods that removed the mechanic from the game, allowing players to save wherever they wanted.
Soon, modders will have even more power over how to change Warhorse's medieval life sim. The developer has announced that official mod support will be coming to the game in the form of several developer tools.

Diablo 3 Season 18 is live now, and here's what's new
https://www.pcgamer.com/diablo-3-season-18-is-live-now-and-heres-whats-new/
Season 18 has begun in Diablo 3, and this time it's themed around the Triune—a reference to an ancient cult that worshiped false forms of the Diablo universe's three Prime Evils. Back then, they showed up in the friendly forms of Dedication, Creation, and Love, and the idea was that they could tilt the balance in the war against Heaven in their favor by hoodwinking humans into thinking they were beneficent deities.



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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This video showcases the most advanced physics you’ve ever seen in a game
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/this-video-showcases-the-most-advanced-physics-youll-ever-see-in-a-game/
Dennis Gustafsson is currently working on a project/game that will leave you speechless with its advanced physics. This game, which currently does not have a title yet, may soon enter its early access phase, and you should unquestionably keep your eye on it.

I've seen this yesterday and was very excited about it. Honestly, I was expecting to see something from Atomontage, since they've been developing their voxel based engine for quite some time, so this came as bit of a surprise to see how much single guy has progressed in that field.

Honestly, can't wait for polygons chapter in 3D graphics to end and something like this to overtake it.



It does look cool, but the voxels or cubes used in that video are too big and make it look a bit ugly and not too practical in this state.

All the above, of course, in my humble opinion.



Please excuse my bad English.

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JEMC said:
It does look cool, but the voxels or cubes used in that video are too big and make it look a bit ugly and not too practical in this state.

All the above, of course, in my humble opinion.

Well, not sure if this is just for purpose of demo or that is what final voxel resolution is meant to be in game - thing with voxels is they need massive amounts of memory, so as time passes by, we'll see smaller and smaller resolution.

What I was excited the most was how different materials behave, it's the first time I've seen someone manages that with voxels. And honestly, I'd play game that has those physics applied to full world even if that's final resolution - I guess kinda like first 3D games that had very low poly counts, but they've offered something different than 2D games.



HoloDust said:
JEMC said:
It does look cool, but the voxels or cubes used in that video are too big and make it look a bit ugly and not too practical in this state.

All the above, of course, in my humble opinion.

Well, not sure if this is just for purpose of demo or that is what final voxel resolution is meant to be in game - thing with voxels is they need massive amounts of memory, so as time passes by, we'll see smaller and smaller resolution.

What I was excited the most was how different materials behave, it's the first time I've seen someone manages that with voxels. And honestly, I'd play game that has those physics applied to full world even if that's final resolution - I guess kinda like first 3D games that had very low poly counts, but they've offered something different than 2D games.

Oh, don't remind me of those early 3D games... except for the racing games, most of them were awful and we all would have benefited from waiting a bit more to make the jump. I mean, look at Final Fantasy VII and IX, both on the same gen but one was boxy and ugly as fuck while the other was simply beautiful.



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:
HoloDust said:

Well, not sure if this is just for purpose of demo or that is what final voxel resolution is meant to be in game - thing with voxels is they need massive amounts of memory, so as time passes by, we'll see smaller and smaller resolution.

What I was excited the most was how different materials behave, it's the first time I've seen someone manages that with voxels. And honestly, I'd play game that has those physics applied to full world even if that's final resolution - I guess kinda like first 3D games that had very low poly counts, but they've offered something different than 2D games.

Oh, don't remind me of those early 3D games... except for the racing games, most of them were awful and we all would have benefited from waiting a bit more to make the jump. I mean, look at Final Fantasy VII and IX, both on the same gen but one was boxy and ugly as fuck while the other was simply beautiful.

Yeah, those early 3D games were quite ugly - but then again, they were jump from wireframe and flat shaded vector graphics of 80s, so I was quite excited for them.

As someone who played lot of Minecraft, even voxel resolution in that video is more than enough if the game is to have full world governed by such physics...and of course interesting gameplay. My guesstimate is that we'll be seeing quite a few experiments in next gen based on voxels, since not only ways to manipulate them are becoming easier, but memory managment and accessing massive voxel data bases will be much easier due to both consoles having some sort of fast SSDs.

I think it's about time for volumetric future to finally come.