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I hope you had a good weekend. Now it's time for the Monday news:

SALES & DEALS

Steam's Top 10

  1. Remnant: From the Ashes
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Valve Index VR Kit
  4. PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
  5. StarLadder 2019 Berlin CS:GO Major Championship Viewer Pass + 3 Souvenir Tokens
  6. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  7. Destiny 2
  8. Hunt: Showdown
  9. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  10. No Man's Sky

GOG has, besides the Back to School sale, a new weekly sale, with up to 90% discounts on a lot of arcade games: https://www.gog.com/promo/20190902_weekly_sale

Steam has two new daily deals:

And Fanatical, we find three new deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

Windows 10 optional update KB4512941 causes high CPU usage, uninstall it to avoid performance issues
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/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
https://www.pcgamer.com/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."

MODS/EMULATORS

Take a whirlwind tour through Half-Life 2 in this abridged map jam
https://www.pcgamer.com/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
https://www.pcgamer.com/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.

GAMING NEWS

Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2019/Gamescom 2019/PAX West 2019 Gameplay Demo
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/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
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/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
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/squadron-42-star-citizens-single-player-campaign-beta-has-been-delayed-by-12-months/
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
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/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
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/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
https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/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
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/first-co-op-gameplay-footage-for-konamis-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
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/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
https://www.dsogaming.com/first-impressions/dins-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
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-trailer-released-for-obsidians-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
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/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]
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/cyberpunk-2077-may-only-feature-first-person-cut-scenes/
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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Monday news, part two:

Trine 4 shows off 7 minutes of watery puzzles and mammals
https://www.pcgamer.com/trine-4-shows-off-7-minutes-of-watery-puzzles-and-mammals/
Publisher Modus Games are currently showcasing Trine 4 at PAX West, and have just released seven minutes of fresh footage, featuring puzzling, platforming, combat and its trio of heroes briefly delving into the fishnet-filled nightmares of a large blubbery seal wearing a fetching flower-wreath crown. As you do.

Untitled Goose Game is coming to the Epic Games Store in September
https://www.pcgamer.com/untitled-goose-game-is-coming-to-the-epic-games-store-in-september/
Untitled Goose Game is a game about a goose who is a jerk—so, a normal goose—who enjoys causing chaos in a lovely quaint village. The goose, who is you, roams the streets and yards, stealing stuff, breaking things, sneaking up on people and honking at them, and being an overall pain in the ass in whatever other creative ways you can come up with. It was announced in late 2017 by indie studio House House, the creator of Push Me Pull You, and after an unfortunate delay in February, the developers announced today that it will be out on September 20.

Apex Legends' 'Voidwalker' event begins next week
https://www.pcgamer.com/apex-legends-voidwalker-event-begins-next-week/
The upcoming Apex Legends themed event that Respawn hinted earlier this week would be all about Wraith will, in fact, be all about Wraith. Running from September 3-17, the Voidwalker event will feature a town takeover, a new limited-time mode, exclusive challenges, and event-themed rewards.
>> It's this week, of course.

Cyberpunk 2077 customization options, 'cyberninjas,' and more details revealed in today's Q&A
https://www.pcgamer.com/cyberpunk-2077-customization-options-cyberninjas-and-more-details-revealed-in-todays-qanda/
Earlier today, CD Projekt streamed about 15 minutes of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay, showing off two ways to play: the sneaky hacker and the guns-blazing fighter. After the demonstration, a few developers got together to chat about Cyberpunk's world design, character customization, playstyles, and guns.

The Avengers relied on God of War's combat designer for fun and 'data crunching' to balance it
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-avengers-relied-on-god-of-wars-combat-designer-for-fun-and-data-crunching-for-balance/
In the Avengers' opening level, you're more likely to die accidentally jumping off the Golden Gate bridge mid-explosion than you are at the hands of an enemy. It's a tutorial, and it feels like it: QTEs, quickly charging super moves, and linear fights show off Thor's screen-clearing lightning blast and Iron Man's steel beam-melting chest laser. Taking down baddies is easy and flashy and doesn't reveal the complex gear and stat systems that underpin the rest of the game. Those systems seem vital to keeping The Avengers playable for dozens of hours, but also pose a big challenge for keeping its heroes superpowered.

Borderlands 3 will bring back True Vault Hunter and add a new Mayhem endgame mode
https://www.pcgamer.com/borderlands-3-will-bring-back-true-vault-hunter-and-add-a-new-mayhem-endgame-mode/
Gearbox confirmed at PAX West today that True Vault Hunter Mode, a more challenging Borderlands 2 game mode that unlocked after the campaign was completed, will return for Borderlands 3.
>> And here's the roadmap of the game.

Metro Exodus publisher says more Epic Store exclusives are possible
https://www.pcgamer.com/metro-exodus-publisher-says-more-epic-store-exclusives-are-possible/
In a recent interview with GamesIndustry, Klemens Kundratitz, the CEO of Deep Silver parent Koch Media, acknowledged that making Metro Exodus an Epic Games Store exclusive "caused some ripples," but said that Koch is "very happy with the commercial results so far," and might even do it again—with one slight change.

Watch 30 minutes of The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth's final gruesome expansion
https://www.pcgamer.com/watch-30-minutes-of-the-binding-of-isaac-rebirths-final-gruesome-expansion/
Are you ready for one last dive into The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth's filthy basements? The upcoming (and supposedly final) Repentance expansion is adding some fun new surprises, including the horribly wet and gooey sewers of Dross, one of several new areas showcased last night in a developer Twitch stream, which you can watch below.

Guild Wars 2's first expansion now comes free with its second
https://www.pcgamer.com/guild-wars-2s-first-expansion-now-comes-free-with-its-second/
While the bulk of Guild Wars 2 is now free-to-play, its two expansions come at a premium. Or at least did, until yesterday. ArenaNet has announced that the MMO's first expansion, Heart Of Thorns, now comes free with any purchase of the more recent Path Of Fire. If you were unlucky enough to pick up Heart Of Thorns in the past two months, they're also offering refunds, and a few cosmetic goodies for veteran players who own both.

This free Total War: Warhammer 2 update adds enormous, unique forts to defend and conquer
https://www.pcgamer.com/this-free-total-war-warhammer-2-update-adds-enormous-unique-forts-to-defend-and-conquer/
There's some big stompy dinosaurs coming to Total War: Warhammer 2 in its next bit of Legendary Lords DLC, but I'm more excited for the free updates coming alongside it on September 11th. In a development blog post yesterday, Creative Assembly broke down one of the free new features coming to the game, assuming you own both Total War: Warhammer games.

Ultrakill looks like a PSX game and moves like turbo Doom Eternal in this free demo
https://www.pcgamer.com/ultrakill-looks-like-a-psx-game-and-moves-like-turbo-doom-eternal-in-this-free-demo/
Mankind's greatest and final mistake, according to Ultrakill, was building robots literally powered by blood. Now humanity is extinct and the red stuff is running out, so the machines are plundering hell itself for more of that sweet, sweet murder-juice.

Night in the Woods developer Alec Holowka has died
https://www.pcgamer.com/night-in-the-woods-developer-alec-holowka-has-died/
Alec Holowka, co-founder of Night in the Woods studio Infinite Fall and a designer, programmer, and composer on the game, has died. Holowka's death was announced on Twitter by his sister, Eileen Mary Holowka, who has since locked her account. She did not specify the cause of death, but alluded to suicide, saying that Holowka had recently been supported by crisis services.
>> Ganoncrotch has made a thread about it.

Chucklefish responds to allegations it exploited volunteer Starbound developers
https://www.pcgamer.com/chucklefish-responds-to-allegations-it-exploited-volunteer-starbound-developers/
Chucklefish has issued a statement in response to multiple allegations that it exploited around a dozen volunteer contributors on the 2016 outer-space exploration game Starbound. The complaints came to light earlier this week when Damon Reece, who is credited as a writer on the game, said on Twitter that they worked "hundreds of hours" without pay on the game, which went on to sell more than 2.5 million copies less than a year after it went into full release.

Mordhau adds Elo ranked knightly duels and improves kicking
https://www.pcgamer.com/mordhau-adds-elo-ranked-knightly-duels-and-improves-kicking/
Mordhau's messy multiplayer swordfights are a lot of fun, but sometimes you just want to reach out and stab one person in particular. Fortunately, developer Triternion agrees, as a major patch this Friday added an official one-on-one duelling mode to the game.

Overland hits the road on September 19
https://www.pcgamer.com/overland-hits-the-road-on-september-19/
It might have taken the slow and scenic route to get here, but Finji's strategic survival road-trip adventure Overland is nearly here. I've had my eye on this stylish little procedural hell simulator for a while.

Warframe adds a chill musical mini-game and its fastest Frame yet
https://www.pcgamer.com/warframe-adds-a-chill-musical-mini-game-and-its-fastest-frame-yet/
Warframe's latest update⁠—Saint Of Altra—is all about contrast. On one hand, you've got Gauss, the latest playable Frame. He's basically The Flash, but with more rocket launchers. He zooms around so quickly that enemies just drop dead in his wake, and crashing into walls causes the wall (and nearby enemies) to explode instead of him. And the icing on the cake? His signature weapons are a plasma-rocket rifle and a pair of homing missile pistols that reload faster when he's sprinting. A fun addition for the twitchiest of space ninjas.

Spaceship captain porn fantasy Subverse cancels Early Access
https://www.pcgamer.com/spaceship-captain-porn-fantasy-subverse-cancels-early-access/
Subverse, the game that raised £1,668,626 on Kickstarter for its promise of a kinky combo of Mass Effect, XCOM, and rather a lot of sex scenes, will no longer have an Early Access release.

Bleeding Edge video shows chaotic combat, colourful heroes, and hoverboards
https://www.pcgamer.com/bleeding-edge-video-shows-chaotic-combat-colourful-heroes-and-hoverboards/
It's not hard to understand why Ninja Theory wanted to make a game that looks like Bleeding Edge after spending years creating the brilliant but unrelentingly dreary Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. The bright chaos of Bleeding Edge was available to experience at Gamescom this year, and YouTuber Arekkz has some off-screen footage that provides a pretty solid look at how the game looks moment to moment as you're playing.

Gears 5 has a level that's 50 times bigger than any previous Gears map
https://www.pcgamer.com/gears-5-has-a-level-thats-50-times-bigger-than-any-previous-gears-map/
Gears 5 will feature the biggest single player campaign in the series' long history, including one map The Coalition says is fifty times larger than any previous Gears of War level. That's accordiong to Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson, who provided a ton of new Gears 5 details during a PAX panel in Seattle Saturday.

Control debug tools find mention of DLC
https://www.pcgamer.com/control-debug-tools-find-mention-of-dlc/
Software developers use debugging tools to test various aspects of games and make sure specific features that aren't visible to players using the finished version. These are usually disabled for when a game comes out, but as anyone who's ever typed "iddqd" into a Doom console knows, sometimes you find a few that can be used even after a game ships. That's sort of the case for Remedy's Control, and one player has used Control's debug to unearth a hint about upcoming DLC.



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.

So it's finally come to this, RIP to everyone else especially for Samsung ... 



New Cube World video showcases 16 minutes of brand new mage gameplay footage 
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/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.

HOLY FUCK! BIGGEST NEWS OF THE YEAR! Can't wait!



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

vivster said:

New Cube World video showcases 16 minutes of brand new mage gameplay footage 
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/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.

HOLY FUCK! BIGGEST NEWS OF THE YEAR! Can't wait!

My kids really liked this game, but i haven't seen them playing it in last couple of years, this will maybe draw their attention to it again.



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fatslob-:O said:

So it's finally come to this, RIP to everyone else especially for Samsung ... 

Can I ask why?

After all, Samsung has been mass producing 96-layer 3D NAND since last year and both them and Toshiba/WD are almost ready to launch their 128-layer products.



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.

Tuesday news:

SALES & DEALS

GOG has a new sale with the Sudden Strike franchise, with up to 75% discounts for the next 7 days: https://www.gog.com/promo/20190903_promo_launch_kalypso

Steam has two new daily deals, only one legit, as well as a new weeklong sale:

At Fanatical, Redout Complete Bundle, consisting of the game and 7 DLCs, is going to be 86% off for the next 13 days: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/redout-complete-bundle

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS/EMULATORS

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GAMING NEWS

Anthology of Fear is a new first-person psychological horror game; first details, screenshots & trailer
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/anthology-of-fear-is-a-new-first-person-psychological-horror-game-first-details-screenshots-trailer/
Ultimate Games and RG Crew have announced Anthology of Fear; a new first-person psychological horror game that focuses on the story and solving the secrets of the game world. In order to celebrate this announcement, the publisher unveiled the game’s first screenshots and trailer.

New gameplay teaser trailer released for Negative Atmosphere; indie sci-fi horror game inspired by Dead Space
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-gameplay-teaser-trailer-released-for-negative-atmosphere-indie-sci-fi-horror-game-inspired-by-dead-space/
Sunscorched Studios has released an official gameplay teaser trailer for Negative Atmosphere. Negative Atmosphere is an indie sci-fi horror game that is inspired by Dead Space, so make sure to watch the trailer if you are fans of that particular title.

Here are 11 minutes of gameplay footage from Ninja Theory’s 4v4 online melee game, Bleeding Edge
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-11-minutes-of-gameplay-footage-from-ninja-theorys-4v4-online-melee-game-bleeding-edge/
Arekkz Gaming has shared a video, showing 11 minutes of new gameplay footage from Ninja Theory’s 4v4 online melee game, Bleeding Edge. Do note that this is off-camera footage, so there is really no way to judge the game’s graphics. Still, this video will give you an idea of what you can expect from it.

No Man’s Sky Beyond update 2.09.3 available for download, improves stability, full patch notes revealed
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/no-mans-sky-beyond-update-2-09-3-available-for-download-improves-stability-full-patch-notes-revealed/
Hello Games has released a brand new update for No Man’s Sky Beyond. According to the release notes, patch 2.09.3 improves stability in dense areas on the PC, and packs a number of fixes for various game bugs/issues.

Battlefield 5 update 4.4 released, adds two new maps & new weapons, full patch notes revealed
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/battlefield-5-update-4-4-released-adds-two-new-maps-new-weapons-full-patch-notes-revealed/
DICE has released a brand new update for Battlefield 5. According to the release notes, patch 4.4 adds two new maps, two new weapons, improves stability, reduces stuttering, increases Max Career Rank to 500 and more.



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.

Tuesday news, part two:

Crying Suns, the FTL-inspired strategy space opera, comes out this month
https://www.pcgamer.com/crying-suns-the-ftl-inspired-strategy-space-opera-comes-out-this-month/
The tactical rogue-lite space opera Crying Suns went to Kickstarter last year with a pitch for a game inspired by FTL, but more story-focused: The Galactic Empire has collapsed, and humanity's only hope for survival lies with a clone of Admiral Ellys Idaho, the greatest Imperial commander of all time. The crowdfunding campaign was a big success, nearly tripling its €25,000 ($27,400) goal, and very soon—as in September 19—the game will be upon us.

Serious Sam Classics: Revolution is finally out of Steam Early Access
https://www.pcgamer.com/serious-sam-classics-revolution-is-finally-out-of-steam-early-access/
A fan-made update of the first two games called Serious Sam Classics: Revolution launched on Steam Early Access more than five years ago, but the project went dormant near the end of 2016; development team Alligator Pit said that the long silence was due to "life happening." But it was recently brought back to life by Croteam, which took over development and helped get this project through the door.

Annapurna has resolved debts of over $200 million
https://www.pcgamer.com/annapurna-has-resolved-debts-of-over-dollar200-million/
You may know Annapurna Interactive for games like What Remains of Edith Finch, Ashen, and Outer Wilds, but while it's been publishing well-received and visually striking games, its parent company, Annapurna Pictures, has had to explore bankruptcy options after financing several box-office bombs (including Vice, The Sisters Brothers, and Destroyer), and racking up hundreds of millions in debts.

Follow-up to surreal jazz adventure The Norwood Suite in development
https://www.pcgamer.com/follow-up-to-surreal-jazz-adventure-the-norwood-suite-in-development/
The Norwood Suite made it to number 90 in our latest Top 100, with Phil Savage heaping praise on the strange indie game about exploring a jazz hotel (...).
The Norwood Suite's creator Cosmo D is currently working on a follow-up called Tales from Off-Peak City. Another first-person adventure set in the same world as The Norwood Suite and Cosmo's previous game Off-Peak, this one's about a pizzeria in Off-Peak City run by an ex-saxophone player whose instrument you covet. "Your pursuit will set off a chain of events across the neighborhood, taking you deep into the hidden worlds and private lives of the people living there", according to the description on itch.io.

Mike Pondsmith explains Cyberpunk 2077's gangs, the Voodoo Boys and the Animals
https://www.pcgamer.com/mike-pondsmith-explains-cyberpunk-2077s-gangs-the-voodoo-boys-and-the-animals/
We got a good eyeful of The Animals and the Voodoo Boys in Cyberpunk 2077's latest trailer, but even for veterans of the Cyberpunk tabletop RPG, CD Projekt Red's demo raised questions. The company has enlisted the help of Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith to help explain some of the differences fans of his universe may have noticed, specifically relating to the two gangs.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will reward players who help others catch up
https://www.pcgamer.com/monster-hunter-world-iceborne-will-reward-players-who-help-others-catch-up/
Monster Hunter: World is a pretty big game, and getting all the way to Hunter Rank 16—which is where you'll need to be to start Iceborne, when it comes out—can take a hefty chunk of time. But Capcom says players who haven't finished World yet won't have to worry or hang back when Iceborne arrives, as there are incentives in place to encourage teamwork between higher and lower level hunters.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne will introduce the angry ape Rajang post-launch
https://www.pcgamer.com/monster-hunter-world-iceborne-will-introduce-the-angry-ape-rajang-post-launch/
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne won't be hitting PCs until January, but console players will be able to dive in later this week. Capcom has already begun teasing additional monsters on their way to Iceborne post-launch, with the first being the powerful Rajang.

Armello's new Dragon Clan Update adds four characters and a new quest system
https://www.pcgamer.com/armellos-new-dragon-clan-update-adds-new-characters-and-a-new-quest-system/
Armello, the grimdark digital board game starring very cute animals and very mean kings, is getting a major new update today ushering in four new characters, an all-new quest system, and more. Dubbed the Dragon Clan Update, it marks the arrival of reptilian heroes in the game, which the community has reportedly demanded for a while now.

Children of Morta is out now, along with a beautifully animated launch trailer
https://www.pcgamer.com/children-of-morta-is-out-now-along-with-a-beautifully-animated-launch-trailer/
Children of Morta is a roguelike hack 'n slash done up in gorgeous pixel art, and it has a unique focus on family dynamics. It's out today, and to mark the occasion, 11 bit Studios has released a lovely hand-animated trailer.



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JEMC said:

Can I ask why?

After all, Samsung has been mass producing 96-layer 3D NAND since last year and both them and Toshiba/WD are almost ready to launch their 128-layer products.

96-layer ? Sure but 128-layers ? That isn't going to come into any meaningful production yet until next year where the new manufacturer is almost certain to have figured it out before that year is out ...

And besides even if the other competitors are technologically ahead, they'll still be more than competitive in terms of cost per bit since their workers are likely paid less than half the salary from other companies as well ... 

Eventually, as the new manufacturer becomes more technologically competitive Samsung and the others will start to see their profit margins dry up and soon it becomes unprofitable for them to keep developing NAND flash because of market dumping ... 



fatslob-:O said:
JEMC said:

Can I ask why?

After all, Samsung has been mass producing 96-layer 3D NAND since last year and both them and Toshiba/WD are almost ready to launch their 128-layer products.

96-layer ? Sure but 128-layers ? That isn't going to come into any meaningful production yet until next year where the new manufacturer is almost certain to have figured it out before that year is out ...

And besides even if the other competitors are technologically ahead, they'll still be more than competitive in terms of cost per bit since their workers are likely paid less than half the salary from other companies as well ... 

Eventually, as the new manufacturer becomes more technologically competitive Samsung and the others will start to see their profit margins dry up and soon it becomes unprofitable for them to keep developing NAND flash because of market dumping ... 

Well, I don't know about the others, but Samsung already has plants in China, so they benefit too from low wages. Plus, they announced earlier this year that they would double their production capacity in those plants to 220,000 wafers by 2020, which is quite a bit more than the 100,000-150,000 wafers that the Chinese company.

Samsung is fine, for now.



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