SALES & DEALS
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s Atlantis DLC is free this week
The first episode of The Fate of Atlantis is now free for all PC (Steam & Uplay) users until September 1st. Also the Season Pass will be 50% off during this time.
Steam has two new daily deals, only one legit, as well as a new set of weeklong deals:
- The legit daily deal is the Early Access title Barotrauma, 25% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/602960/Barotrauma/
- The other one is Dying Light, 66% off for the next 6 days: https://store.steampowered.com/app/239140/Dying_Light/
- And here's a selection of the weeklong deals:
- Let's start with an Early Access game, Tennis Elbow Manager 2, 10% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/760630/Tennis_Elbow_Manager_2/
- Star Traders: Frontiers gets a 33% discount: https://store.steampowered.com/app/335620/Star_Traders_Frontiers/
- Gorky 17 is half its usual price: https://store.steampowered.com/app/253920/Gorky_17/
- Hazardous Space is 70% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/760080/Hazardous_Space/
- And lastly there's FOTONICA, 90% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/253290/FOTONICA/
On the Humble Store, we find the new Spooky Horror Sale, with up to 80% discounts for the next 6 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/spooky-horror-sale/
At Fanatical there's a new Genre Mystery Games promo, where you can purchase a mysterious game from one of these genres: Strategy, Indie (since when this is a genre?), Adventure and RPG. Go here to choose: https://www.fanatical.com/en/collections/genre-mystery-games
And keep in mind that the Summer Sale will end soon, and it has now entered in encore mode. Check it out before it ends
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
AMD's 19.8.2 GPU driver promises up to 10 percent better performance in Control
AMD is rolling out a new GPU driver that is optimized for tomorrow's release of Control, the third-person shooter developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by 505 Games.
According to the release notes, the new 19.8.2 driver release delivers up to ten percent better performance in Control when running in DirectX 11 mode, compared to the previous 19.8.1 release. It's also optimized for Man of Medan, though AMD does not offer up any specific performance claims.
>> Available from here.
Control does not use the Denuvo anti-tamper tech
Control releases later today and we can confirm that the game will not be using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. The review code, which is the same with the retail version, does not currently feature this anti-tamper tech. As such, we can safely assume that the final version will also not use it.
Free standalone mod, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly beta 1.5, available for download, uses XRay-Monolith Engine
Anomaly Developers has just released the open beta build for its standalone mod for STALKER: Call of Pripyat, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly 1.5. STALKER: Anomaly is built upon the Last Day mod, and continues its way on expanding and adding new features. At the same time, this standalone mod aims to maintain a high level of quality and replay value.
According to the developers, its new 1.5 version is now using a custom engine, the XRay-Monolith Engine. Basically, think of it as an enhanced version of the X-Ray Engine that GSC GameWorld used in its STALKER games.
>> Available from ModDB.
Here are 26 minutes of gameplay footage from the E3 2019/Gamescom 2019 demo of Dying Light 2
Techland has finally revealed its dramatic, previously unreleased 26-minute Dying Light 2 gameplay video from the game’s E3 2019/Gamescom 2019 demo. This video features a main mission so we suggest avoiding it if you mind spoilers.
Next-generation Pro Evolution Soccer will use a new engine and not the FOX Engine
In an interview with WinPes, Konami’s Kei Matsuda confirmed that the next-generation version of Pro Evolution Soccer will use a new engine. On the other hand, the game’s current-gen version will keep using the FOX Engine.
>> Here's the interview, but be warned that it's in Russian.
Here are 17 minutes of gameplay footage from the Gamescom 2019 demo of Chernobylite
The Farm 51 has shared a video, showing 17 minutes of gameplay footage from the Gamescom 2019 demo of Chernobylite. This demo showcases the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant which is basically the beginning area of the game.
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