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
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.
Asura’s 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.