Let's go with the Monday news:
SALES & DEALS
Steam's top 10
- StarLadder 2019 Berlin CS:GO Major Championship Viewer Pass + 3 Souvenir Tokens
- MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD
- Gears 5
- Valve Index VR Kit
- PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
- NBA 2K20
- Remnant: From the Ashes
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Hunter & The Beast
Borderlands 3 had a successful PC launch; concurrent players twice as high as Borderlands 2’s all-time peak
Gearbox’s CEO, Randy Pitchford, has stated that the PC launch of Borderlands 3 was a success (from a business perspective, obviously). According to Pitchford, the launch-day peak concurrent players for Borderlands 3 were about twice as high as Borderlands 2’s all-time peak concurrent players.
Minecraft attracts more than 112 million players per month
There's this game called Minecraft and it's really popular. According to Minecraft studio head Helen Chiang, over 112 million people play it per month. That's a third of the population of the United States, and the Australian population is a sixth of that figure. If you had 112 million donuts, and divided them up between 10,000 ibises, each ibis would have 112,000 donuts each. That's too many donuts by anyone's measure.
GOG starts the week with two new sales:
Steam has two new daily deals:
And at Fanatical there's a bunch of new deals, in part because of a new BundleFest:
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
Discord's Nitro Games will be closed in October
Discord's Nitro program, a subscription-based service offers enhanced features on the platform and unlimited access to a library of indie and big-budget games, is being closed. Discord said today that it's "learned a lot" since Nitro went live in October 2018, including that the vast majority of Nitro subscribers don't actually play the games.
"So, after careful consideration, we won’t be hitting Continue when these contracts come up for renewal," Discord wrote. "The Nitro Games catalogue will be removed on October 15th, 2019."
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind gets a 2GB mod that adds normal maps to all exterior environments
Modder ‘Hasphat’ has released a new overhauld mod for The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. This mod, which is 2GB in size, adds normal maps to all exterior environments. This basically means that there are normal maps for the terrain, rocks, trees, buildings, armors, weapons, and creatures.
Do note that the modder has used a number of texture packs in order to create this mod. As such, and in order to get the best possible results, Hasphat recommends using these mods before installing this “normal map” pack.
>> Check the article for the link to this mod as well as the links to all the other texture mods that it uses.
AI-enhanced HD Texture Packs released for Quake 1 & Blood: Fresh Supply
Old school fans, here is something special for you today. Modders ‘phredreeke’ and ‘The Awesome Sponge’ have released new AI-enhanced HD Texture Packs for Blood: Fresh Supply and Quake. As the title suggests, these mods use AI technique in order to upscale, enhance and improve their textures. As such, we strongly suggest downloading them if you play them.
>> Again, check the article to get both download links.
Halo Reach: Evolved campaign overhaul mod will be coming to the PC
Modder “The Vengeful ‘Vadam” has announced that the Halo Reach: Evolved campaign overhaul mod will be coming to the PC. This mod will be available to our platform once Halo: The Master Chief Collection releases on the PC.
In case you weren’t aware of, Halo Reach: Evolved campaign overhaul mod brings in certain aspects from the original trilogy of Halo games. It also edit some of the enemy encounters, and alters the weapon and vehicle sandbox. Its ultimate aim is to make the game feel like the first Halo games, something that the purists Halo fans will appreciate.
First gameplay trailer released for Dino Crisis Unreal Engine 4 Fan Remake
These past couple of months we’ve following closely a fan remake of Dino Crisis in Unreal Engine 4. And today, we are happy to present you its first gameplay trailer.
The team that is working on this fan remake is called “team Arklay”. The game will be using an over-the-should third-person perspective, and promises to be similar to Resident Evil 2 Remake. In other words, the team will create new 3D environments that will resemble those of the first Dino Crisis game.
First PC mods released for Demon’s Souls; graphics, cheats, gameplay and more
While Demon’s Souls has not been officially released on the PC, it appears that the first PC mods for it have surfaced online. To use these mods, you’ll need RPCS3 and a copy of the PS3 version of Demon’s Souls. In other words, these mods only work on the PC. So yeah, similarly to some Nintendo Wii/Gamecube games, PC gamers can now play modded versions of Demon’s Souls via its Playstation 3 emulator.
>> There are 7 mods in total.
This cool WoW Classic addon lets you open your own shop
Though this addon is still in active development, IAmAMerchant creates a special window where you can list items in your inventory for sale along with a set price. Other players who have that addon will then see a special icon above your nameplate indicating that you got goods to sell.
Instead of automating the actual exchange of goods and gold, though, mod maker NukiWolf2 says they want players to still do that for themselves. So you'll still have to whisper that player, agree on a price, and then trade the items manually. "This is something I want people to still do on their own," NukiWolf2 wrote in a Reddit post about the mod. "This game lives on communication and player interaction!"
Devil’s Hunt gets a brand new gameplay trailer
1C Entertainment has released a brand new gameplay trailer for its upcoming double-A action game, Devil’s Hunt. In this game, you assume the role of Desmond; one man with demonic powers who can decide the fate of our world by joining either Heaven or Hell of the conflict.
Here are 20 minutes from the Tokyo Game Show 2019 demo of The Outer Worlds
At Tokyo Game Show 2019, Obsidian Entertainment presented a demo of The Outer Worlds. As such, you can find below a video showing 20 minutes of gameplay footage from it.
PC teaser trailer released for Detroit: Become Human
Quantic Dream has just released a teaser trailer for the PC version of Detroit: Become Human. This teaser shows a robot talking, and gives us a glimpse at the game’s PC version.
Borderlands 3 suffers from stuttering issues and here is how you can minimize/fix them
Two days ago, we informed you about the long loading times in DX12 and the ultrawide issues in Borderlands 3. However, it appears that this new first-person shooter also suffers from major stuttering issues. Therefore, you can find below some ways via which you can minimize them (or even fix them).
>> And, since there's no forum on the Epic Store yet, the BL3 players are sharing and complaining about the problems at Steam.
Here are 14 minutes of gameplay footage from the TGS 2019 demo of TRIALS of MANA
Square Enix presented a new demo of TRIALS of MANA at Tokyo Game Show 2019. Therefore, you can find below a video showing 14 minutes of gameplay from that demo.
Story trailer released for Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout
KOEI Tecmo has released the Japanese story trailer for Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. This trailer will give you a glimpse at the visuals of the game and you will be able to hear some of the Japanese actors that will be in it. As for its story… well… you won’t understand anything if you don’t speak Japanese.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Tokyo Game Show 2019 Vegeta Demo shows off 15 minutes of gameplay footage
At Tokyo Game Show 2019, Bandai Namco presented a new demo for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. This demo showcases Vegeta through out the Z series, and you can find below a video showing 15 minutes of gameplay footage.
New details and gameplay trailers revealed for Cat Quest 2
PQube and Singaporean developer The Gentlebros have revealed some new details and three new gameplay trailers for Cat Quest 2. In case you were unaware of, Cat Quest 2 is a 2D open-world action-RPG set in a fantasy realm of cats and dogs.
New Guilty Gear gameplay trailer showcases Sol and Ky
Arc System Works has released a brand new trailer for New Guilty Gear. This gameplay trailer showcases two of the game’s characters; Sol and Ku. Moreover, it will give you a glimpse at its visuals and its art style.
Tales of Arise gets a Tokyo Game Show 2019 gameplay trailer
Bandai Namco has released the Tokyo Game Show 2019 trailer for Tales of Arise. This trailer showcases the main protagonists, Shionne and Alphen. Moreover, it shows off the game’s visuals that will be powered by Unreal Engine 4.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Open Beta will support a 32v32 warfare mode, called Ground War
The Open Beta phase for the PC version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare begins on September 19th. And today, Infinity Ward announced that it will feature a brand new game mode. Ground War is a new warfare mode that will support up to 64 players (32v32).