Let's go with the Monday news:
SALES & DEALS
Steam's Top 10
- Disco Elysium
- Destiny 2: Forsaken
- Valve Index VR Kit
- Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Digital Deluxe Edition
- PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
- Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
- Total War: WARHAMMER II
- Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Digital Deluxe Edition
- Hell Let Loose
- Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
Get Crusader Kings 2 DLC The Old Gods for free
Crusader Kings 2 is now free, which is nice. And so is The Old Gods expansion, but only if you sign up to the Crusader Kings newsletter. You'll get a confirmation email and, pagan deities willing, then receive a Steam Key for the DLC.
GOG has two new sales, and both will last the whole week:
Steam has two daily deals:
Fanatical has four new deals:
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
Humble's monthly bundle is getting more expensive, but you'll get to choose your games
The Humble Monthly bundle is on the way out, and will soon be replaced by a new service called Humble Choice, which will be more expensive to everyone except existing subscribers.
Currently, the monthly bundle costs $12 for a handful of mystery games, including a couple of early unlocks that are usually better-known titles. Under Humble Choice, you'll be able to choose the games you keep from a wide selection: you'll keep three games if you sign up to the $15/month basic plan, or nine games if you pay $20 a month for the premium subscription. The company hasn't said how big the selection of games you'll pick from will be.
If you're already signed up to the Humble Monthly bundle before the services switch over, which will happen "later this year", then you don't need to worry: you'll keep paying $12 monthly on a "classic" subscription plan, and you'll keep 10 games per month. Any discounts you currently earn by paying for multiple months at a time will carry over. But if you cancel your classic membership after the switch to Humble Choice then you won't be able to get it back, and you'll have to resubscribe as if you were a new customer, the company said in an FAQ.
>> So now you'll pay more to get less, but you'll be able to choose what you get. I don't think it's worth it.
This Unreal Engine 4 tech video showcases next-gen weather/physics effects that will blow you away
YouTube’s ‘koooolalala’ has shared a mind blowing real-time tech video for Unreal Engine 4, showing some of the best Storm effects we’ve ever seen. This video was running in real-time on the PC, and showcases what the next-gen experience that PCs can offer.
The artist used Unreal Engine 4.23 and Speedtree in order to create this scene. Moreover, koooolalala used the VICODynamics and Custom Lens Flare VFX plugins.
BSNES Version 112 available for download to everyone, features overclocking & input latency options
The team behind BSNES, an emulator for Super Nintendo, has released a brand new version of it. Version 112 comes with overclocking and input latency options. It also comes with a HD Mode 7 setting that lets you improve the visuals of all Mode 7 games.
Going into more details, the overclocking settings allow you to increase the frequency of the CPU, as well as the frequency of the SA-1 and Super FX chips. Theoretically, this should address the framerate issues in most of the SNES games.
This mod for The Witcher 3 overhauls and brings 4K textures to Ciri, Yennefer and Triss Merigold
Denroth has released a brand new mod for The Witcher 3 that brings 4K textures to the main female roster of the game. In other words, this mod improves Ciri, Yennefer and Triss Merigold. Alongside the new 4K textures, the modder has also brought some additional improvements.
For instance, this mod features better hair for all three female characters, new eyelashes and better eyes. It also brings enhanced skin pores, better hands and feet, as well as new intimate areas. Denroth has also added new personal textures for each character (which do not affect other NPCs), and maps re-elaborated in high definition. Players can also increase the LOD for these models, though this introduces some bugs.
>> You'll find the instructions to install (and run) this mod, as well as the download link (from Nexus Mods) in the article.
You can now play Watch_Dogs 2 in first-person mode thanks to this mod
HeySlickThatsMe has released a pretty cool new mod for Watch_Dogs 2. As the title suggests, this mod allows you to play Ubisoft’s open-world action adventure game via a first-person perspective.
Do note that this isn’t a perfect mod, and there are numerous issues/glitches with it. Still, the modder decided to release it as there is a lot of demand for this FPS mod.
As HeySlickThatsMe suggests, only the foot camera has been changed. The takedown cameras are still in third-person due to major issues.
>> If you're interested, head to Nexus Mods for it.
New mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim adds monsters, weapons, signs & more from The Witcher games
Talyn82 has released new enhanced versions of the Skyrim Witcher Experience for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. As the title suggests, this mod adds to Skyrim monsters, armors, weapons, signs, potions and books from The Witcher games.
Modder AlphaWolF was responsible for the original Skyrim Witcher Experience mod, and this new version aims to improve upon AlphaWolF’s work. Version 1.2 addresses some of the mod’s issues, such as broken enchantments and broken weapon stats.
Moreover, the enhanced version of Skyrim Witcher Experience fixes flames shooting upward and removes Dawnguard dependacy. In addition, most armors are now craftable. All armors are now upgradeable, as well as Rare and Epic armors.
Furthermore, all alchemists now sell Witcher ingredients. In villages without alchemists, the tavern keepers sell ingredients. Also, Enchantments on all weapons and armors have been fixed.
>> There are two version of this mod, one for the Original Skyrim, and another one for the Special Edition.
Next version of Halo SPV3 will support Ray Tracing for Screen Space Reflections, first screenshots
The team behind the SPV3 total overhaul mod for Halo: Combat Evolved has announced that its next version will support Ray Tracing for Screen Space Reflections. Moreover, the team has released the first screenshots showcasing these ray-traced reflections that you can find below.
Alien: Hope for the Future is a new fan Alien game; more faithful to the movies than official games
IIapagokc has released a brand new gameplay trailer for a new fan Alien game, Alien: Hope for the Future. And, ironically, this unofficial fan Alien game feels way better and more faithful to the movies than the official games.
Alien: Hope for the future is an Immersive sim project with elements of survival-horror and tactics. This isn’t a commercial game, meaning that it will be distributed for free to everyone once it’s complete.
Seriously, for an indie attempt, this Alien game looks absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, Disney may shut down this project now that it got the media’s attention. On the other hand, there are rumours suggesting that Disney is about to sell FoxNext, so things may turn favourably for this indie studio.
Untitled Goose Game's honking hero will invade Resident Evil 2 in upcoming mod
Tired of bothering English villagers, the honking star of Untitled Goose Game has turned its gaze on somewhere much more exciting: Resident Evil 2's Raccoon City. Modder ZombieAli is helping with the long journey, and soon you'll be able to replace Mr. X's hulking form with our winged, feathered friend, fedora and all. "And yes, the final version will include extra HONKS," the modder said on Twitter.
The mod is a work-in-progress and ZombieAli didn't say when it will be live, but the short clip below shows you what to expect: a big, barrel-chested goose striding down corridors towards you.
Free demo released for the 3D Sonic fan game in Unity Engine, Sonic Project Hero
Hero has released a playable demo of his upcoming 3D Sonic game in Unity Engine, Sonic – Project Hero. Sonic – Project Hero aims to launch Sonic, Tails & Knuckles into, simply, a fun three dimensional adventure through various locales, to stop Dr. Eggman’s new scheme.
The game aims to introduce new and unique mechanics and mix-n’-match existing ones from the Sonic series, in order to create a fresh experience.
Do note that this demo is a prototype version of the game. As such, you should all temper your expectations. Still, the demo features all of the core gameplay elements. Therefore, it will at least give you an idea of what Hero aims to achieve.
>> Check the article for the links to the windows and Mac demos.
Official PC trailer released for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Activision has released a PC trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. This trailer shows footage captured from the PC version, so we suggest watching it if you are interested in this upcoming first-person shooter.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has gone Gold + 20 Minutes of new Gameplay Footage
Electronic Arts and Respawn have announced that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has gone Gold. This means that the game is ready for its November 15th release. Moreover, new gameplay preview videos have surfaced lately and you can find below one featuring 20 minutes of new gameplay footage.
Remedy removes Control’s October 2019 Update & Photo Mode from PC due to always-online bug/issue
Remedy has just removed Control’s October 2019 update and its Photo Mode from the PC due to an issue with the Epic Games Launcher. According to the team, the latest update had an issue that forced players to be online in order to play. That was not intentional and Remedy has rolled back the PC version until it fixes it.
>> So it was not intentional, as they claim, or the backlash has been so negative that they've been forced to remove it.
Cyberpunk 2077 PGA 2019 gameplay footage leaked online [Off-Camera]
CD Projekt RED has been showing its 45-minute Cyberpunk 2077 demo at PGA2019. And it appears that a new off-camera video has hit the Internet, showing 8 minutes of gameplay footage from it. And, while a lot of gamers are interested in it, it does not really show anything mind-blowing.
>> The videos have been taken down. Still, this could prompt CDProjekt to launch the full 45-minute demo.
Final Halo: Reach PC flight will begin soon, will feature both single-player and multiplayer modes
343 Industries has announced that the final flight for the PC version of Halo: Reach will begin soon. This final flight will have the most content to date for players to enjoy. Furthermore, it will have both single-player and multiplayer modes.
Official PC system requirements for Moons of Madness + Gameplay Teaser Video
Funcom and Rock Pocket Games have revealed the official PC system requirements for Moons of Madness. In addition, the companies released a brand-new gameplay video, giving a sneak peek of what you can expect from it.
World War Z developer, Saber Interactive, acquires Bigmoon Entertainment, works on two unannounced games
Saber Interactive today announced the acquisition of Bigmoon Entertainment , a veteran video game developer based in Porto, Portugal. With 18 games completed in the last decade, the 40-person team — now called Saber Porto — will focus on two new unannounced projects for consoles and PC.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is coming to the PC in 2020, gets an official reveal trailer
Bigben has announced that Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood will be coming to the PC in 2020. Moreover, the publisher has released the game’s official reveal trailer that you can find below. From the looks of it, this trailer packs in-engine footage, though there is no gameplay footage at all.
Crusader Kings 3 has been officially announced and detailed, coming to the PC in 2020
Paradox Interactive has announced Crusader Kings 3; the newest generation of its beloved medieval role-playing grand strategy game. This new strategy game is coming to the PC in 2020, and you can find below its announcement trailer.
Here are 27 minutes of gameplay footage from Terminator: Resistance
Reef Entertainment has showcased Terminator: Resistance at EGX 2019. Thus, you can find below a video showing 27 minutes of gameplay footage from it. Do note that this video is from a stream, therefore its quality is not that great. Still, I believe that most Terminator fans will find it interesting.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York coming to Steam on December 4th
Draw Distance has announced that its narrative adventure game, Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York, will come out on Steam on December 4th. Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York will be a unique, atmospheric, single-player narrative experience, set in a rich, fully licensed, globally recognized universe of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition.
Bigben announces a new Vampire: The Masquerade game, to be released in 2021
Bigben has announced a new Vampire: The Masquerade game that will come out in 2021, called Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong. Swansong will be a narrative RPG and is being developed by the creators of The Council, Big Bad Wolf.
X4: Foundations Update 2.60 available for download, significantly improves in-game economy
EGOSOFT has released a new update for X4: Foundations. The free update 2.60 is now available and improves the in-game economy significantly.
In addition to a number of smaller fixes and improvements, the 2.60 update also optimizes navigation in the game, both for the player guidance system and for AI ships. In addition, the station overview and the station menu have been updated, and Russian voice recordings have been integrated into the game.
Red Dead Redemption 2 – PC vs PS4 Pro/Xbox One X early graphics video comparison
Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming out on the PC in two weeks, and the first graphics video comparison between the PC and the console versions has surfaced online. This video puts the PC trailer against the Xbox One X version, in identical scenes/environments.
Rumour: WB Montreal’s Batman game may be called Batman: Arkham Legacy, may have playable bat family
Rumour alert everyone. Some new details about WB Montreal’s new Batman game may have leaked online. According to the rumour, this new Batman game will be called Batman: Arkham Legacy. Moreover, it will allow players to play as the whole bat family.