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JEMC said:
^Well, as long as those sponsored ads aren't for competing products of the one reviewed...

The thing is basically every video only exists to promote something. And by that I don't mean the video sponsors or the merch store mentions. I mean every video he does basically only exists because some company wants to promote their new product and sends it to him, which makes every single video in itself an ad. An ad that is filled with more ads for other things.



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JEMC said:
^Well, as long as those sponsored ads aren't for competing products of the one reviewed...

The thing is basically every video only exists to promote something. And by that I don't mean the video sponsors or the merch store mentions. I mean every video he does basically only exists because some company wants to promote their new product and sends it to him, which makes every single video in itself an ad. An ad that is filled with more ads for other things.



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Mnementh said:

Hey, I would like more PC-games rising to the top-ranks in the yearly greatest game event on VGC. Preferable old DOS-games (as this is my jam). Anyways, consider participating to influence the results towards PC: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241130

Also this list of PC-games from last time is too short.

PC list looked quite large back then. Not sure our voting combined us going to make much of a difference on here though. It's mostly console centred. 



                                       

Chazore said:
Mnementh said:

Hey, I would like more PC-games rising to the top-ranks in the yearly greatest game event on VGC. Preferable old DOS-games (as this is my jam). Anyways, consider participating to influence the results towards PC: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241130

Also this list of PC-games from last time is too short.

PC list looked quite large back then. Not sure our voting combined us going to make much of a difference on here though. It's mostly console centred. 

Well yes, VGC is indeed console-centric. But such preferences can shift, and such public presentation of games as in the event might help. My list personally contains both PC-games (especially from DOS-times) and console-games. But I would not dislike more balance with inclusion of more PC-games. So I would be excited if a more diverse spectrum of gamers with different tastes would participate.



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my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019

Predictions: Switch / Switch vs. XB1 in the US / Three Houses first quarter

Tuesday news:

SALES & DEALS

GOG has a new surprise sale: the Post-Apocalyptic Sale, with up to 80% discounts for the next 6 days: https://www.gog.com/promo/20191022_postapo_sale

Steam has two new sales as well as the new weeklong deals:

On the Humble Store there are three new sales:

At Fanatical there are three new sales:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

Steam Remote Play Together now available in beta, allows you to play all local MP games over the Internet
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/steam-remote-play-together-now-available-in-beta-allows-you-to-play-all-local-mp-games-over-the-internet/
Earlier this month, we informed you about a new feature of Steam that would allow you to play all local multiplayer games over the Internet. And today, we are happy to report that Steam Remote Play Together is available in beta. With Remote Play Together, you can now invite Steam Friends to join your local co-op, local multiplayer, and shared/split screen games online. According to Valve, up to four players can instantly join in the fun. Moreover, only the host needs to own and install the game; additional players connect through Steam Remote Play streaming technology.

NVIDIA GeForce 440.97 WHQL Driver released, optimized for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare & The Outer Worlds
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/nvidia-geforce-440-97-whql-driver-released-optimized-for-call-of-duty-modern-warfare-the-outer-worlds/
NVIDIA has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the NVIDIA GeForce 440.97 WHQL driver offers the optimal gaming experience in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and The Outer Worlds.
What’s also interesting here is that this new driver adds support for windowed G-SYNC for OpenGL and Vulkan-based applications. This is something that will please a lot of G-SYNC fans out there, so kudos to the green team. Furthermore, it fixes flashes or frame drops in several Notebook models when running G-SYNC in the lower of the two system refresh rates.
>> Available from here.

MODS/EMULATORS

This Fallout 4 mod adds shadow cast lights to numerous physical light sources in exterior environments
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/this-fallout-4-mod-adds-shadow-cast-lights-to-numerous-physical-light-sources-in-exterior-environments/
Back in 2018, we informed you about the Fallout 4 Ultra Interior Lighting mod. This mod brought lots of shadow lights and a general improvement to overall lighting, ambience and fog to the interiors of the Commonweatlh, Far Harbor and Nuka World. And today, modder Gargorias released a similar mod for the game’s exterior environments.
The Fallout 4 Ultra Exterior Lighting mod adds shadow cast lights to numerous physical light sources in the exterior world. This includes places like Far Harbor and Nukaworld. The modder has also made vast improvements made to the general lighting associated with physical lights sources. Therefore, the overall lighting is way better than before, providing a vastly more immersive exterior lighting.
Going into more details, the mod enhances around 1500+ physical lights. All these physical lights now have shadow cast lights for them in place of the non-shadow cast ones.
>> Available from Nexus Mods.

GAMING NEWS

First gameplay footage & PC system requirements revealed for the Agony spin-off, Succubus
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/first-gameplay-footage-pc-system-requirements-revealed-for-the-agony-spin-off-succubus/
Madmind Studio has released the first gameplay video for its upcoming spin-off to Agony, Succubus. In Succubus, you play as a demonic priestess of lust who will use her unique skills to take revenge on her enemies.

Uragun is a new cool mech top-down shooter, coming to the PC in 2020
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/uragun-is-a-new-cool-mech-top-down-shooter-coming-to-pc-in-2020/
Kool2Play has announced a new mech top-down shooter that will be coming to the PC in 2020, Uragun. In order to celebrate this announcement, the studio has released the game’s official first trailer that you can find below.

First gameplay footage revealed for magical JRPG, FAIRY TAIL
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/first-gameplay-footage-revealed-for-magical-jrpg-fairy-tail/
At EGX 2019, KOEI Tecmo and GUST Studios showcased their upcoming magical JRPG, FAIRY TAIL. And thankfully, Gematsu has shared a video, showing 19 minutes of gameplay footage from that demo.

Darksiders Genesis is coming to the PC on December 5th, gets new cinematic trailer
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/darksiders-genesis-is-coming-to-the-pc-on-december-5th-gets-new-cinematic-trailer/
THQ Nordic has announced that Darksiders Genesis will be coming to the PC on December 5th. In order to celebrate this announcement, the team released a new cinematic trailer that you can find below.

DOOM 64 receives an official gameplay trailer, is coming out in March 2020
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/doom-64-receives-an-official-gameplay-trailer-is-coming-out-in-march-2020/
Bethesda has just released an official trailer for DOOM 64. DOOM 64 originally came out exclusively on the Nintendo 64 in 1997. However, and after 23 years, this beloved DOOM game will officially release on the PC.



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Tuesday news, part two:

Satisfactory dev says Epic Games Store hate comes from 'a loud minority'
https://www.pcgamer.com/satisfactory-dev-says-epic-games-store-hate-comes-from-a-loud-minority/
If you spend any time on the games-focused areas of Reddit, it's easy to come away with the idea that everyone and their mother despises the Epic Games Store thanks to "shady business practices," "anti-consumer bias," and possibly worse. But at least one developer says the anti-Epic backlash is more sound than fury.

Battlefield 5's Pacific War chapter will be revealed on Wednesday
https://www.pcgamer.com/battlefield-5s-pacific-war-chapter-will-be-revealed-on-wednesday/
Back in June, Electronic Arts teased a trip to the Pacific—the Pacific theater of war, that is—in Awakening the Giant, the fifth chapter in Battlefield 5's Tides of War post-launch updates. Today it announced that the next chapter will be fully revealed just two days from today.
>> Well... one day from today.

Pathologic 2 DLC is out next week, free for owners of the base game
https://www.pcgamer.com/pathologic-2-dlc-is-out-next-week-free-for-owners-of-the-base-game/
Pathologic is kind of an oddball cult favorite around here (with some of us, at least) and so it was disappointing to hear that sales of Pathologic 2 were poor enough to throw the future of the game, including planned second and third chapters, into doubt. In August, developer Ice-Pick Lodge committed to free-with-an-asterisk DLC instead, a "polished and optimized version of what was once Pathologic 2's demo" called The Marble Nest while it continued to try to work things out for the remainder of the full game.

Agent 47 puts a pumpkin on his head to tease Hitman 2's Halloween horrors
https://www.pcgamer.com/agent-47-puts-a-pumpkin-on-his-head-to-tease-hitman-2s-halloween-horrors/
Hitman 2's Halloween Escalation Contract is set to go live tomorrow, and developer IO Interactive still hasn't said what exactly it's all about. But today it dropped a new trailer that leans very heavily into classic horror movie themes, with Agent 47 taking the role of the implacable, inhuman masked killer who's come seeking revenge! For... something.

Children's commissioner report calls for loot boxes to be classified as gambling
https://www.pcgamer.com/childrens-commissioner-report-calls-for-loot-boxes-to-be-classified-as-gambling/
The children's commissioner for England has published a report that recommends greater regulation of online games, classifying loot boxes as gambling and proposes a daily spending limit for children across all games that feature microtransactions.

Assassin's Creed's creator is sorry about all those towers
https://www.pcgamer.com/assassins-creeds-creator-is-sorry-about-all-those-towers/
Patrice Désilets, game director of the original Assassin's Creed and, more recently, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, is very sorry for being responsible for all those towers you've had to climb over the last decade.



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vivster said:
JEMC said:
^Well, as long as those sponsored ads aren't for competing products of the one reviewed...

The thing is basically every video only exists to promote something. And by that I don't mean the video sponsors or the merch store mentions. I mean every video he does basically only exists because some company wants to promote their new product and sends it to him, which makes every single video in itself an ad. An ad that is filled with more ads for other things.

You could say the same about all the tech sites given that they also recieve the hardware for free from the manufacturers.



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JEMC said:
vivster said:

The thing is basically every video only exists to promote something. And by that I don't mean the video sponsors or the merch store mentions. I mean every video he does basically only exists because some company wants to promote their new product and sends it to him, which makes every single video in itself an ad. An ad that is filled with more ads for other things.

You could say the same about all the tech sites given that they also recieve the hardware for free from the manufacturers.

Except they also do other cool stuff. Also the good sites label their articles as ads if they are. Linus gets around it in a sly way which I can't assume is entirely ethical. I mean I'm gonna continue to watch it because it's informational but I will never be able to shed the feeling that I'm watching an ad. Which is probably a good thing.



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Let's go with the news:

SALES & DEALS

Borderlands 3 has sold an estimated 3.3 million digital units across all platforms
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/borderlands-3-has-sold-an-estimated-3-3-million-digital-units-across-all-platforms/
SuperData Arcade has shared its monthly report, stating that Borderlands 3 has sold an estimated 3.3 million digital units across all platforms. According to the report, the average selling price per unit came in at an above-average $69 due to Deluxe Edition sales.
Moreover, Borderlands 3 was the second highest grossing PC game in September. The game that topped SuperData Arcade’s charts was Dungeon Fighter Online. League of Legends was in the third place, whereas Fortnite was in the ninth place.
Speaking of Fortnite, SuperData claims that September was its worst month to date. SuperData estimates that Fortnite revenue across all platforms declined 43% month-over-month in September. Thus, this marks the worst performing month of revenue since November 2017.
Lastly, it appears that NBA2K and FIFA’s latest releases were slow out of the gate. In-game spending for the NBA2K franchise grew only 6% in September. On the other hand, the FIFA franchise declined slightly year-over-year due to an unfavorable comparison against World Cup after-effects last year.

GOG¡s Midweek Sale, Games with Zombies and Vampires, brings up to 90% discounts until Saturday: https://www.gog.com/promo/20191023_midweek_sale

Steam has two new daily deals and four new Midweek Madness deals:

On the Humble Store, there are a bunch of new sales:

At Fanatical there are two new deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS/EMULATORS

This must-have mod for Skyrim adds more dialogue options, making various conversations more immersive
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/this-mod-for-skyrim-adds-more-dialogue-options-making-various-conversations-more-immersive/
GOsteW and lilebonymace have released a must-have mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This mod adds dialogue options in a simple and immersive way to improve various conversations in the vanilla game.
According to the modders, the responses are all voiced by using the original voice files of the game. Furthermore, the new options are meant to feel like they should have been in the game all along. As such, even the fans of the vanilla game will find this mod interesting and cool.
For instance, the mod adds a dialogue option to skip the explanation about how marriage works in Skyrim or a dialogue option to end the conversation with the Boethiah cultist. These are subtle additions, however, we’re certain that a lot of Skyrim fans will find them cool.
>> Here are the links for the Vanilla version and the Special Edition one.

Mortal Kombat Project 4.1 Remastered & The King of Fighters free games available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/mortal-kombat-project-4-1-remastered-the-king-of-fighters-free-games-available-for-download/
Mortal Kombat, The King of Fighters and Street Fighter fans, here is something special for you today. Gui Santos has made Mortal Kombat Project 4.1 Remastered and The King of Fighters Zillion MIX available for download.
Mortal Kombat Project 4.1 Remastered is basically an enhanced version of Mortal Kombat Project 4.1. This remastered version has been improved by borg117 and Boris Suworov. The end result is amazing and turns MKP 4.1 into one of the best free MK MUGEN games.
On the other hand, The King of Fighters Zillion MIX appears to be the ultimate fighting game for The King of Fighters. This free MUGEN game features a lot of fighters. And when I say a lot, I mean A LOT. It even has some Street Fighter fighters like Ryu, Chun Li, Ken and Blanka. According to Gui Santos, the gameplay in general is a great combination of KOF 2002 UM, KOF XI and KOF Memorial styles. Furthermore, the game has the add004’s Tag System.
>> Get the links to this two games, and a couple more, from the article.

Overwatch now has Tetris, thanks to this fan creation
https://www.pcgamer.com/overwatch-now-has-tetris-thanks-to-this-fan-creation/
The Overwatch Workshop already has a bunch of cool stuff, such as a top-down version of Overwatch, and a mod that turns Wrecking Ball into a Katamari Damacy-style sponge. But now it has Tetris. Fancy a game of Tetris inside of Overwatch? Now you can.
The mod is simply called Tetris, and it belongs to Workshop modder Florens, who goes by the name Ochotonida on Reddit. If you want to try it out, its workshop code is X236D. It works pretty much how you'd expect Tetris to work, though there are a few limitations.

GAMING NEWS

New Dragon Ball Z: Kakatot gameplay trailer introduces us to the game
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-dragon-ball-z-kakatot-gameplay-trailer-introduces-us-to-the-game/
Bandai Namco has released a brand new gameplay trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Kakatot. This trailer introduces us to the game’s story and gameplay mechanics. According to the developers, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot promises to be the most extensive retelling of the Dragon Ball Z story.

The Black Masses Demo – 4K/Ultra screenshots, drops below 60fps on the NVIDIA RTX2080Ti
https://www.dsogaming.com/articles/the-black-masses-demo-4k-ultra-screenshots-drops-below-60fps-on-the-nvidia-rtx2080ti/
Brilliant Game Studios has released the alpha demo for The Black Masses and we’ve decided to capture some screenshots in 4K and on Ultra settings. Alongside these screenshots, we’ll be also sharing our 4K performance impressions of it. Do note that the team claims that this demo does not represent the final product.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Update 5.1 is now available, full patch notes revealed
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/playerunknowns-battlegrounds-update-5-1-is-now-available-full-patch-notes-revealed/
PUBG Corporation has just released update 5.1 for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, kicking off Season 5. Patch 5.1 brings numerous tweaks and improvements to the Miramar map, and implements a Vending Machine.

New free content, Future Shock Weapon Pack, available now for download for The Surge 2
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/new-free-content-future-shock-weapon-pack-available-now-for-download-for-the-surge-2/
Focus Home Interactive and Deck13 have released new free content for The Surge 2. According to the press release, the free Future Shock Weapon Pack adds four new vicious weapon to the game. As said, and contrary to the Season Pass, this content is free to everyone.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Another Night on Endor Update available for download, full patch notes
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/star-wars-battlefront-2-another-night-on-endor-update-available-for-download-full-patch-notes/
Electronic Arts and DICE have released a brand new update for Star Wars Battlefront 2. According to the release notes, the Star Wars Battlefront 2 Another Night on Endor Update focuses on new appearances and reinforcements tweaks. It also expands the co-op mode and introduces the New Endor map.

Battlefield 5 – Free “War in the Pacific” Update coming on October 31st, new gameplay trailer released
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/battlefield-5-free-war-in-the-pacific-update-coming-on-october-31st-new-gameplay-trailer-released/
Electronic Arts has revealed that a new major free update for Battlefield 5 will come out on October 31st. War in the Pacific will allow players to invade the most iconic battlefields of the Pacific theater as U.S. and Japanese forces enter the fray in Battlefield V’s War in the Pacific.

New gameplay trailer released for the MMO/RTS hybrid, Kingdom Under Fire 2
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-gameplay-trailer-released-for-the-mmo-rts-hybrid-kingdom-under-fire-2/
Gameforge has announced that the upcoming MMO/RTS hybrid, Kingdom Under Fire 2, will release on November 14th. In order to celebrate this announcement, the team has released a brand new gameplay trailer that you can find below.

Fallout 76 Update 14 releases today, introduces Private Worlds, full patch notes revealed
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/fallout-76-update-14-releases-today-introduces-private-world-full-patch-notes-revealed/
Bethesda has released a brand new update for Fallout 76. According to the release notes, update 14 introduces Fallout 1st; a premium membership aimed at enhancing the Fallout 76 experience. Fallout 1st offers members access to Private Worlds and unlimited crafting component storage with the Scrapbox. Moreover, it offers a second Fast Travel point with the Survival Tent, exclusive cosmetic items, and best value 1,650 Atoms each month.



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Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

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Part two of the news:

BlizzCon 2019 schedule hints at big announcements coming
https://www.pcgamer.com/blizzcon-2019-schedule/
With BlizzCon 2019 less than two weeks away, Blizzard has revealed the full schedule of events that will take place over the big weekend event. Opening ceremonies will begin at 11 am PT/2 pm ET on November 1, and then an hour after that esports competitions including the Overwatch World Cup Group Stage, the Heathstone Global Finals, and the StarCraft 2 World Championship Series Quarterfinals will all get underway.
>> If it's another mobile game, there will be riots.

Fortnite's Mythic Goldfish is real and might be its deadliest weapon yet
https://www.pcgamer.com/fortnite-mythic-goldfish/
Have you heard tell of Fortnite's mythic goldfish? It torments fishermen, hoping to simply catch a glimpse of its gilded fins flurry by in the swift waters of the new map let alone catch the beast and change their fortunes forever.
We weren't even sure the mythic goldfish was real, or even existed, until recently. There was no mention of the item from Epic, whose developers likely wanted to preserve the surprise. Thankfully, some intrepid fishers have snagged the creature from the crystalline depths, showing off Fortnite's newest most shameful item to die to.

Disco Elysium dev explains how its drugs work
https://www.pcgamer.com/disco-elysium-dev-explains-how-its-drugs-work/
Drugs are an important part of Disco Elysium, even if you choose not to take them. As the latest devblog from Robert Kurvitz over at Estonian indie studio ZA/UM points out, the full-sobriety challenge run is "favoured by our writers" and, "After all, there is no temptation without abstinence." Kurvitz then goes on to point out the many ways Disco Elysium has of tempting you.

Doctor Who VR game The Edge of Time will be out November 12
https://www.pcgamer.com/doctor-who-vr-game-the-edge-of-time-will-be-out-november-12/
Piloting the TARDIS in VR? That looks cool. There's a lot of sparks and things that will need to be repaired because of course there are, the TARDIS is the Microsoft Windows of time machines and constantly needs to be fixed. Daleks? Yep, cool, sold on those big pepperpot weirdos as enemies. Weeping Angels? No, I'm out, thank you, keep it away.

Vote in the Golden Joystick Awards and claim a free ebook
https://www.pcgamer.com/voting-is-open-for-the-golden-joystick-awards-2019/
You've got just one more day to vote in the 37th Golden Joystick Awards—one last chance to shoulder the responsibility of helping choose the very best games of the last year.

Star Wars: The Old Republic finally lets you be Kit Fisto
https://www.pcgamer.com/star-wars-the-old-republic-finally-lets-you-be-kit-fisto/
Star Wars: The Old Republic is still embroiled in a war between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, but with the new Onslaught expansion you can now take part in the war as a funky space wizard with lots of tentacles and big, haunting eyes.

Take on a deadly monster in free horror adventure Zermatt: Zero
https://www.pcgamer.com/take-on-a-deadly-monster-in-free-horror-adventure-zermatt-zero/
Look at that pixel art! So clean and crisp, and pretty darn authentic to the PC-98 (an old Japanese PC), to which this retro-inspired adventure game is hearkening back to. You're trapped on a spaceship with a roving, xenomorph-style monster, who will devour you if you happen to be on the wrong screen at the wrong time. To succeed (and here succeed means 'not die'), you'll have to carefully explore the ship, rummaging around for supplies, while using a scanner to frequently check on the position of the monster.

The Sims 4 is enrolling in university next month
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-sims-4-discover-university-release-date/
Come November, your sims will no longer be deprived of a further education and you'll be able to pack them off to one of two universities. The Microsoft Store spilled the beans a bit early, but the Discover University expansion has now been officially announced, accompanied by a reveal trailer.

Suda51 and Swery65 are collaborating on a horror game
https://www.pcgamer.com/suda51-and-swery65-are-collaborating-on-a-horror-game/
The creators of No More Heroes and Deadly Premonition, Goichi "Suda51" Suda and Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro are teaming up to create a horror game, maybe, which they started piecing together on a livestream hosted by IGN Japan.



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