I hope you had a good weekend. Now it's time for the Monday news:
SALES & DEALS
Steam's Top 10
- Remnant: From the Ashes
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Valve Index VR Kit
- PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
- StarLadder 2019 Berlin CS:GO Major Championship Viewer Pass + 3 Souvenir Tokens
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
- Destiny 2
- Hunt: Showdown
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
- No Man's Sky
Steam has two new daily deals:
- The Caligula Effect: Overdose is 40% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/889600/The_Caligula_Effect_Overdose/
- And Bridge Constructor Portal is 60% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/684410/Bridge_Constructor_Portal/
And Fanatical, we find three new deals:
- The new Star Deal is Endless Legend: Classic Edition, 90% off for the next 48 hours: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/endless-legend-classic-edition
- Kalypso has its games up to 80% off for the next 7 days: https://www.fanatical.com/en/publishers/kalypso-media-digital
- And Square-Enix also has its games on sale, up to 86% off: https://www.fanatical.com/en/publishers/square-enix
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
Windows 10 optional update KB4512941 causes high CPU usage, uninstall it to avoid performance issues
A few days ago, Microsoft released a brand new optional update for Windows 10. KB4512941 is supposedly addressing numerous issues affecting Remote Desktop, Windows Sandbox and other aspects of Windows 10. However, it appears that this update is also causing major high CPU usage issues.
According to a lot of reports, Cortana’s SearchUI.exe process occupies one whole processor core after applying this update. As such, this will most likely lead to major performance issues. What’s really ironic here is that Cortana’s search on the desktop does not work anymore. So yeah, this is a bug that can – and will – affect your overall experience.
Those that have already downloaded this optional update can either do some changes to their registry or uninstall the update. We highly recommend the latter as it’s not worth messing around with your registry.
>> If you've found your PC acting weird these last days, it may be because of this.
Epic revamped the Epic Games Store roadmap to remove target months
Epic has revamped the Epic Games Store's Trello roadmap so that it no longer organizes features by how many months away they are. Instead, they're divided into "Recently Shipped, "Up Next," and "Future Development."
"We regularly delay feature releases due to shifting priorities and the need for further iteration," Epic said in a post about the change. "We're always focusing on improving, and we believe the Trello can be improved as well."
Take a whirlwind tour through Half-Life 2 in this abridged map jam
The Half-Life 2 modding scene is alive, well and doing some exceptionally silly things. Hosted by Map Labs on Mod DB, Half-Life Abridged is the fifth and most recent in a series of themed HL2 mapping contests, challenging entrants to quickly produce a single level based around a specific theme. This time, it was based around the concept of boiling down an entire chapter of Half-Life (1 or 2) into a single bite-sized level, perfect for the Free Man on the go.
Doom 2016 fell through a time-warp and became a DOS-compatible mod
What would Doom (2016) look like if it came out twenty-three years ago? And just how old would that make you feel to see it in action? Doom 4 Vanilla, released yesterday, is an impressive 'demake' mod for Doom 2 that boils down everything it can from Id Software's series reboot while adhering to the limits of Doom circa 1993. That means new monsters, guns, music, art and levels. It's an impressive package.
>> Available from Doomworld.
Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019/Gamescom 2019/PAX West 2019 Gameplay Demo
CD Projekt RED has just released a 15-minute video for Cyberpunk 2077. This video showcases the demo that was presented at E3 2019, Gamescom 2019 and PAX West 2019. Enjoy!
>> It's heavily edited so, while there's gameplay, it's hard to see how it plays. Last years gameplay video was much, much better.
Gearbox officially announces Homeworld 3, releases debut trailer
Gearbox and Blackbird Interactive have officially announced Homeworld 3. Homeworld 3 is the true sequel to the legendary space-faring RTS that promises to return the series to its roots with a gripping continuation of the story, fully 3D combat, and the classic RTS elements you expect.
>> Azzanation made a thread about it.
Squadron 42, Star Citizen’s single-player campaign, beta has been delayed by 12 weeks
Cloud Imperium has announced that Staggered Development is coming to both Star Citizen and Squadron 42. However, and due to this development model, the beta date for Squadron 42 has been delayed by 12 weeks.
WARRIORS OROCHI 4 Ultimate is coming to the PC in February 2020, first details revealed
KOEI Tecmo has announced WARRIORS OROCHI 4 Ultimate; the thrilling new entry to the popular 1 vs. 1,000 hack-and-slash series of games. The new game will be available in February 2020 as both a standalone title or as a special Upgrade Pack for those who already own the previous game. Moreover, the team released a new trailer for it that you can find below.
Borderlands 2 VR is officially coming to the PC in Fall 2019
Gearbox has announced that Borderlands 2 VR is officially coming to the PC in Fall 2019. In order to celebrate this announcement, the team released a brand new trailer for the PC version that you can find below.
>> There's no headset mentioned, so I guess it's for all of them?
Six new breathtaking screenshots released for Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft has released six new gorgeous screenshots from its new Flight Simulator. These new screenshots show some truly breathtaking visuals. And honestly, it’s no stretch saying that Flight Simulator is the best looking flight game we’ve seen so far.
First co-op gameplay footage for Konami’s new Contra game, Contra Rogue Corps
IGN has shared a video, showing 11 minutes of gameplay footage from Konami’s new Contra game, Contra: Rogue Corps. This video will also give you a glimpse at the game’s co-op mode, so be sure to watch it if you are fans of the franchise.
Remedy will bring RTX improvements, Motion Blur option and better in-game map to Control
505 Games and Remedy have detailed the future patches that will be coming to their supernatural action adventure game, Control. According to the teams, this patch will bring RTX improvements, will add a Motion Blur option, and will enhance the in-game map.
>> And here's how you can fix the stuttering problems in Control.
Din’s Legacy – First 9 minutes of 4K gameplay footage + First Impressions
Din’s Legacy is an action RPG with mutating characters, set in a dynamic, evolving, fantasy world. This new action RPG leaves Early Access on August 26th, and Soldak Entertainment has provided us with a review code. As such, below you can find a video showing 9 minutes of gameplay footage.
New trailer released for Obsidian’s upcoming RPG, The Outer Worlds
Private Division has released a brand new trailer for Obsidian’s upcoming RPG, The Outer Worlds. This new trailer focuses on the Halcyon colony and its environments. Naturally, it also sports in-game graphics so it will give you a glimpse at the game’s visuals.
New Cube World video showcases 16 minutes of brand new mage gameplay footage
Cube World is a game I was really looking forward eight years ago. And while its creator, Wollay, released its alpha version in 2013, we haven’t heard anything about it since then. Until now. Wollay has just released a new video, showing 16 minutes of new gameplay footage.
Cyberpunk 2077 may only feature first-person cut-scenes [UPDATE: Confirmed]
Cyberpunk 2077 was advertised as a TPP/FPP game. While a first-person perspective will be used for gameplay, the cut-scenes were meant to be using a third-person camera. However, that may not be the case anymore as CD Projekt RED hints at abandoning that concept. Instead, Cyberpunk 2077 appears to be using now only the first-person perspective in everything.
UPDATE: CD Projekt RED has just confirmed that Cyberpunk 2077 will only feature first-person cut-scenes.
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