The Wednesday news, all in one post:
SALES & DEALS
GOG's Midweek Sale, Cuteness Overload, brings up to 90% discounts for the next three days: https://www.gog.com/promo/20191106_midweek_sale
Steam features two new deals, one of them daily, as well as the Midweek Madness deals:
- The daily deal is Otaku's Adventure, 35% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/937170/Otakus_Adventure/
- The other new deal is BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition, 90% off for the next 5 days: https://store.steampowered.com/app/269670/BADLAND_Game_of_the_Year_Edition/
- And these are the Midweek Madness deals:
- eFootball PES 2020 is 33% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/996470/eFootball__PES_2020/
- And Transport Fever is 80% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/446800/Transport_Fever/
On the Humble Store, eFootball PES 2020 is also on sale, at the same 33% discount and for the next 2 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/pes-2020-spotlight-deal/
And Fanatical has three new deals:
- The new Star Deal is Tokyo Xanadu eX+, 85% off for the next 48 hours: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/tokyo-xanadu-e-x
- That's part of the Aksys Games publisher sale, with up to 80% discounts for the next 7 days: https://www.fanatical.com/en/publishers/aksys-games
- And there's a new bundle, the Hooked Bundle, with 7 games at a 95% discount: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/hooked-bundle
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
Epic Games Store exploit allows you to play and keep a game forever, without even buying it
It appears that PC gamers can take advantage of an exploit on the Epic Games Store to access and keep games to their accounts for free. Willian Worrall of CCN discovered this new vulnerability and – for anyone interested – Epic Games has not fixed it yet.
According to Worrall, a user can log into an account that has purchased the game and download it. That’s quite normal as it happens with every store/launcher. However, users can then logout, log into their own account and start playing the game. Yeap, you read that right; even if you haven’t purchased the game for your own account, you will still be able to play it.
As Worrall noted, this is mainly due to the lack of a DRM. In order to demonstrate this exploit, Worrall used Borderlands 3 as an example. This exploit can be easily reproduced on newer EGS accounts, and it most likely affects all games on the store. Now while Borderlands 3 uses the Denuvo anti-tamper tech, it does not – apparently – lock your copy to your Epic Games Store account.
Here are twenty four minutes of Diablo 4 gameplay footage, featuring the barbarian
Diablo IV has been announced on November 1st. It is a dungeon crawler hack-and-slash action role-playing game from Blizzard Entertainment. From what they have showed so far, we can get a general idea of how the game will probably play. And from what I can tell, it looks similar to Diablo II.
The Hive is a new round based first-person-looter-shooter, coming to the PC in 2020
3 Day Monk has announced that it’s working on a new game, called The Hive. The Hive is a new round based First-Person-Looter-Shooter set in an NPC-filled, devastated world. The game promises to combine competitive FPS and RPG elements to deliver a unique experience.
Official PC requirements revealed for Kingdom Under Fire 2
Gameforge has revealed the official PC system requirements for Kingdom Under Fire 2 (via its Steam store page). According to the specs, PC gamers will at least need an Intel Core i3-2120 with 4GB of RAM.
Hearthstone Battlegrounds early access is live, as is a free legendary for everyone
Hearthstone Battlegrounds, the new autobattler announced over the weekend at BlizzCon, is now live—or at least it is for those who attended BlizzCon in person, or as a virtual ticket holder, and players who have pre-purchased either of the Descent of Dragons card bundles. Luckily for everyone else, you won't have to wait too long to get in if you don't fall into one of those categories, as the full open beta will kick off in a week.
Apex Legends gets a firing range and Daily Challenge re-rolls
Courtesy of the 3.1 patch that went live today, Apex Legends now—finally—has a firing range. Players can enter the firing range from the Apex lobby, alone or with their squad, where they can test all the weapons, items, and characters available in the game.
Rockstar Games Launcher update will hopefully fix some Red Dead blues
Rockstar has rolled out an update to its launcher that, among other things, fixes some crashes that can occur when starting Red Dead Redemption 2, including the Epic Games Store version.
Get a pet dragon and relive old raids with WoW’s 15th anniversary celebrations
In celebration of World of Warcraft's 15 year anniversary, Blizzard released World of Warcraft Classic earlier this year allowing fans to re-live the place where it all started. Now, as part of the on-going birthday party, Blizzard is letting modern World of Warcraft players re-experience classic raid encounters from previous expansions: The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, and Cataclysm.
Payday 2 is getting a free update and more DLC tomorrow
After announcing that development on Payday 2 would be starting up again, Starbreeze and Overkill have unveiled their new plans for the co-op FPS, which includes a free update, Silk Road, and three DLCs.
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