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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:

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:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

Epic Games Store exploit allows you to play and keep a game forever, without even buying it
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/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.

MODS/EMULATORS

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GAMING NEWS

Here are twenty four minutes of Diablo 4 gameplay footage, featuring the barbarian
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/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
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/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
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/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
https://www.pcgamer.com/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
https://www.pcgamer.com/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
https://www.pcgamer.com/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
https://www.pcgamer.com/get-a-pet-dragon-and-relive-old-raids-with-wows-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
https://www.pcgamer.com/payday-2-silk-road-update/
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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JEMC said:
^ The graphs aren't showing (it's their problem, it's almost impossible to post pics/graphs from Guru3D or Videocardz), but it looks like a surprisingly demanding game for a console port.

Huh ? It looked fine to me when I posted it yesterday, oh they changed some of the pages from the review ... 

I guess it depends on the hardware vendor ...

DX12/Vulkan is paying dividends towards AMD since they're doing way better in RDR2 than usual in other AAA PC games. Nvidia looks like it struggling because the shader programs ported from consoles don't really match their hardware ... 



fatslob-:O said:
JEMC said:
^ The graphs aren't showing (it's their problem, it's almost impossible to post pics/graphs from Guru3D or Videocardz), but it looks like a surprisingly demanding game for a console port.

Huh ? It looked fine to me when I posted it yesterday, oh they changed some of the pages from the review ... 

I guess it depends on the hardware vendor ...

DX12/Vulkan is paying dividends towards AMD since they're doing way better in RDR2 than usual in other AAA PC games. Nvidia looks like it struggling because the shader programs ported from consoles don't really match their hardware ... 

Yeah, looks like AMD's forward thinking with DX12 and Vulkan, as well as been so eager to have their products in consoles, is finally starting to pay off. A bit late, since this generation is almost over, but it could also prove valuable in the future.



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The news:

SALES & DEALS

At GOG, publisher XSEED Games celebrates its anniversary with a weeklong sale and discounts that go up to 75% off: https://www.gog.com/promo/20191107_xseed_sale

Steam has a new Armistice Sale for the War Child UK organisation. The sale will last 5 days and features up to 80% discounts: https://store.steampowered.com/sale/warchilduk/

On the Humble Store, the new Spotlight Deal is Human: Fall Flat, 50% off for the next 13 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/human-fall-flat

At Fanatical there are three new deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS/EMULATORS

Doom mods overload: BorderDoom 1.0, Doom Exp V1.9 & Total Chaos are available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/doom-mods-overload-borderdoom-1-0-doom-exp-v1-9-total-chaos-are-available-for-download/
Doom fans, here are three mods that you really need to play. Normally, we’d keep this type of articles for the weekend. However, and since we’ll be covering RDR2 extensively this weekend, we decided to share these mods with you today.
The first mod is a total conversion that runs on the GZDoom source port. This mod, called Total Chaos, is a survival horror set on a remote island known as Fort Oasis. Its latest version adds three new chapters, new weapons, new enemies and new inventory items.
Doom Exp is the second mod. This is basically an xp/rank/reward/mobility modification with visual/sound/text notifications. Its first version came out last year and this latest version focuses on the shoulder cannon (which now has three different fire mode types).
The third mod is a Borderlands-inspired mod. As its title suggests, BorderDoom aims to bring gameplay elements from Borderlands to Doom. Therefore, you can expect weapons with random properties including: damage, number of bullets fired, firing speed and accuracy. Moreover, the mod adds rechargeable shields. It also introduces levels to the game’s monsters, thus making them stronger.

Here is Red Dead Redemption 2 with Reshade Ray Tracing GI & AO Effects
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-is-red-dead-redemption-2-with-reshade-ray-tracing-gi-ao-effects/
Even though Rockstar has not added any real-time ray tracing effects, PC gamers can still get a taste of Ray Tracing effects. And, as you may have guessed, this is possible thanks to Pascal Gilcher’s Reshade. In case you weren’t aware of, this post-process solution can improve a game’s Global Illumination and Ambient Occlusion effects. Therefore, you can find below a video showcasing this mod in action.
(...)
Do note that Red Dead Redemption 2 is already a GPU-heavy title. Thus, I don’t know whether it’s possible to play this game with this Reshade Ray Tracing mod, even at 1080p. Still, it will give you a glimpse at what a ray traced version of RDR2 could look like.

GAMING NEWS

IO Interactive is already working on the next Hitman game, is “well underway”
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/io-interactive-is-already-working-on-the-next-hitman-game-is-well-underway/
IO Interactive has confirmed that the next Hitman game is under development, and it’s well underway. IO Interactive is currently increasing the dev team for this next Hitman game, which will be most likely Hitman 3.

I.G.I. Origins is the prequel to Project I.G.I, coming to the PC in 2021, first details and screenshots
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/i-g-i-origins-is-the-prequel-to-project-i-g-i-coming-to-the-pc-in-2021-first-details-and-screenshots/
Toadman Interactive has unveiled the first trailer and details for I.G.I. Origins; a multi-format Cold War spy-oriented stealth shooter. The title is currently in development for PC, Xbox One and PS4, and will release in 2021.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Patch 1.14 released, addresses issues with anti-virus programs
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/red-dead-redemption-patch-1-14-released-addresses-issues-with-anti-virus-programs/
Rockstar has released a second update for the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2. According to the changelog, this patch features improvements to address issues that resulted in Red Dead Redemption 2 crashing due to Anti-Virus software.



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.

Thursday news, part two:

An Age of Mythology definitive edition or reboot is still a possibility
https://www.pcgamer.com/an-age-of-mythology-definitive-edition-or-reboot-is-still-a-possibility/
There's now only one game in the Age of Empires series that isn't getting a definitive edition, but that might not be the case forever. Age of Mythology is a fan favourite and got an HD remaster in 2014, and it doesn't sound like Microsoft is done with the spin-off.

Hearthstone dev hints Mogu Fleshshaper may be rebalanced after the next expansion
https://www.pcgamer.com/hearthstone-dev-hints-mogu-fleshshaper-will-be-rebalanced-after-the-next-expansion/
Something's always OP. Part of the fun of Hearthstone is finding those cards and decks that, at a certain point in the meta, are degenerate. But the question is how degenerate is too degenerate? Sometimes cards are so powerful—or at least seem so powerful—that they become the season's version of 'that one damn shotgun in CoD I'm always getting killed with.'

Rockstar is offering cash rewards for finding Red Dead Online security flaws
https://www.pcgamer.com/rockstar-is-offering-cash-rewards-for-finding-red-dead-redemption-online-security-flaws/
Have you ever been improperly banned from Grand Theft Auto Online for "false positive" cheating, even though absolutely no cheating actually took place? Well here's the fact, Jack: Rockstar doesn't believe you. It doesn't believe you so much that if you can prove it—more precisely, if you can "successfully identify a reproducible incorrect ban in Grand Theft Auto Online"—it'll give you $10,000.

Anthem adds new Mass Effect-themed skins for N7 Day
https://www.pcgamer.com/anthem-adds-new-mass-effect-themed-skins-for-n7-day/
Tomorrow is November 7, and November 7 is N7 Day, the annual event in which we all come together to celebrate the magic of Mass Effect and try not to be sad about, well, pretty much everything at this point. To mark this year's remembrance, BioWare has added new Mass Effect-themed cosmetics to its latest game, Anthem, including four Javelin skins, a new wrap, and a new emote.
>> This article is from yesterday, obviously.

The 3rd Night is a free adventure game that evokes classic survival horror
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-3rd-night-is-a-free-adventure-game-that-evokes-classic-survival-horror/
Like Resident Evil 7, free indie horror The 3rd Night manages to translate the feel of third-person survival horror to the first-person perspective. It's not quite as comprehensive as that mostly brill game, however, lacking combat, and length, and without any real scares to speak of. But it's still an atmospheric, authentic adventure game that feels convincingly like something you might have played in the late '90s.

Dead Cells has a big new update that adds horrible death birds
https://www.pcgamer.com/dead-cells-has-a-big-new-update-that-adds-horrible-death-birds/
Dead Cells developer Motion Twin has just released a substantial new update for its roguelike platformer. The Corrupted Update adds a new challenge biome full of horrible blue birds to fight, and it makes key changes to Dead Cells' balance in order to keep things interesting.

Hitman 2 celebrates its first birthday with a month of new content
https://www.pcgamer.com/hitman-2-celebrates-its-first-birthday-with-a-month-of-new-content/
The highlight of Hitman 2's November roadmap was undoubtedly the revelation that IO Interactive is working on the next game in the Hitman franchise, but there's plenty of other murdery goodness in there. This month will feature the most new, free content the game has seen since it launched a year ago.

The Elder Scrolls Online is free to play for a week
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-elder-scrolls-online-is-free-to-play-for-a-week/
You can play The Elder Scrolls Online for free until Wednesday. Bethesda is holding a free play event in its sprawling MMO, and it gives you access to the full base game for a week.



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.

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The Friday news:

SALES & DEALS

The Outer Worlds was a critical and commercial success, sales exceeded expectations
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/the-outer-worlds-was-a-critical-and-commercial-success-sales-exceeded-expectations/
During its Q2 financial report, Take-Two announced that The Outer Worlds was a critical and commercial success. The company also stated that the game’s sales exceeded expectations, something that will definitely please all Obsidian fans out there.
Unfortunately, Take-Two did not reveal a specific number for the game’s sales, or sale percentages per platform. As such, we don’t know how successful the PC version was.
In similar news, Take-Two revealed that Borderlands 3 reached seven million total sales. Again, the company did not reveal any platform-specific sales. Furthermore, Grand Theft Auto 5 has sold over 115 million copies.

DSOGaming Giveaway – Win One Copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 PC
https://www.dsogaming.com/editorial/dsogaming-giveaway-win-one-copy-of-red-dead-redemption-2-pc/
Okay, this may sound a bit embarrassing but upon purchasing a copy of Need for Speed: Heat, we also purchased another copy of Red Dead Redemption 2. Therefore, we’ve decided to run a giveaway so that we can give you the additional RDR2 PC code.
You can participate in this giveaway by simply leaving a ‘Thank You’ comment below. We will delete both duplicate and off-topic comments. If you want to comment about the state of RDR2’s PC version, you can do so in other RDR2 stories.
The winner will be picked randomly via Random.org and comments will be counted from the oldest to the newest. This giveaway contest will end on Sunday, November 10th, at 22:00 GMT.

Nuclear Throne and RUINER are now available for free on Epic Games Store
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/nuclear-throne-and-ruiner-are-now-available-for-free-on-epic-games-store/
Epic Games is currently offering for free Nuclear Throne and RUINER on the Epic Games Store. PC gamers can acquire their free copies for these two games from today and until November 14th. Next week, the team will be offering for free The Messenger.

On the Humble Store there are 4 new sales:

At Fanatical there are three new deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

Valve might be working on “Steam Cloud Gaming”
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/valve-might-be-working-on-steam-cloud-gaming/
It seems that Valve might be working on a competitor for Google Stadia. Based on the SteamDatabase/SteamTracking information found on github the Steam Games partner portal page contains the following line of code:
function SignLatestCloudGamingAddendum(returnURL)
Of course nothing is certain at this point but after the recent news of Valve and EA working together, it could very well be true. This streaming service could possibly be Valve’s response to Google Stadia, PlayStation Now, Xbox Cloud Streaming, GeForce Now and others.

MODS/EMULATORS

New ALOT mod for Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3 improves 14000 textures in total, brings new 4K textures
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/new-alot-mod-for-mass-effect-1-2-and-3-improves-14000-textures-in-total-brings-new-4k-textures/
Modder ‘CreeperLava’ has released a brand new version of his ALOT Texture Pack for the first three Mass Effect games. According to the modder, the new version of ALOT packs a completely new, massive overhaul of the game’s static lighting textures.
Moreover, this new version of ALOT improves the game’s pre-rendered lights and shadows (lamps, shadows under objects, and more). Furthermore, it improves 14,000 textures in total across all 3 games of the trilogy.
The modder has also added new 4K textures for all of Shepard’s N7 armors in ME2 and ME3. He also added 4K textures for the squad selection screen and the sky. Not only that, but there are 200 high quality environment textures.
It’s also worth noting that ALOT Version 2020.10.0 comes with high resolution textures for facial hair (beards, eyebrows). It also improves the Galaxy map texture, the Omega holograms, and Liara’s alternate outfit.
>> Check the article for the links to the three mods for the three games, all from Nexus Mods.

Red Dead Redemption 2 trainer lets you play as an eagle, wolf, or any other model in the game
https://www.pcgamer.com/red-dead-redemption-2-trainer/
Traveling Red Dead Redemption 2's expansive map on horseback is great, but wouldn't it be nice to have a bird's eye view of the world? Literally? A trainer for RDR2 singleplayer has arrived, and it lets you switch from Arthur's boring human body into an eagle, a wolf, and (with a bit of file editing), any other model in the game. (...) If you understand the risks, here's how it works. You can find Lenny's Simple Trainer here. Download the files and install them in the game's root directory. When you start up Red Dead Redemption 2, you'll hear a few loud beeps, which indicate the trainer is installed. Once you launch into your singleplayer game, pressing F7 will turn you into an eagle, and F8 will turn you into a wolf.

Enhanced Blood Textures mod for Skyrim Special Edition makes the game gorier and bloodier than ever
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/enhanced-blood-textures-mod-for-skyrim-special-edition-makes-the-game-gorier-and-bloodier-than-ever/
Modder ‘dDefinder’ released a pretty interesting mod for Skyrim Special Edition. As its title suggests, the Enhanced Blood Textures mod makes Skyrim Special Edition gorier and bloodier than ever. Thus, this is a must-have mod for those that want more “blood fidelity” in their fights.
Going into more details, the mod provides a bloodier combat experience with higher resolution and detailed textures. Furthermore, it comes with some additional features such as killmove animation spasms and blood drops when health is low. It also packs damage based blood amount, blood pools, and green blood for spiders and oil for machines.
Moreover, the mod adds blood spurts from the neck area after decapitation and throat slits killmoves. It also introduces pools of blood that will react differently on hard or soft surfaces.
>> Available from Nexus Mods.

GAMING NEWS

Gears 5 Title Update 2 available for download, full patch notes revealed
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/gears-5-title-update-2-available-for-download-full-patch-notes-revealed/
The Coalition has released a new update for Gears 5. According to the release notes, title update 2 brings improvements to the Boomshot and Flashbangs. It also fixes a number of bugs and issues that the players have reported.

Microsoft will have “world premiere hands-on gameplay of over 24 titles” at the X019 event
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/microsoft-will-have-world-premiere-hands-on-gameplay-of-over-24-titles-at-the-x019-event/
Microsoft has announced that it will be celebrating all-things Xbox with world premiere hands-on gameplay of over 24 titles at its X019 event. Moreover, the company will have special activations, and more for fans to experience first-hand.

Bigben officially announces AO Tennis 2, coming to the PC in January 2020
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/bigben-officially-announces-ao-tennis-2-coming-to-the-pc-in-january-2020/
BIGBEN and Big Ant Studios have announced their partnership for the publishing and distribution of AO Tennis 2, the second game in the official Australia Open series. In order to celebrate this announcement, the publisher released the first details, release date, and debut trailer for this tennis game.

Diablo 4 will have cosmetic micro-transactions, plans to support cross-play between all platforms
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/diablo-4-will-have-cosmetic-micro-transactions-plans-to-support-cross-play-between-all-platforms/
Blizzard has confirmed that Diablo 4 will feature cosmetic microtransactions. While the team does not plan to put any gameplay features behind a paywall, gamers will be able to purchase cosmetic items.

Here are the first 20 minutes from the upcoming JRPG, FAIRY TAIL
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-the-first-20-minutes-from-the-upcoming-jrpg-fairy-tail/
Fextralife has shared a video, showing the first 20 minutes from the upcoming JRPG, FAIRY TAIL. This video will give you an idea of what you can expect from this new JRPG, so be sure to watch it if you are fans of this genre.

No Man’s Sky Beyond Update 2.16 released, fixes crashes and bugs, full patch notes
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/no-mans-sky-beyond-update-2-16-released-fixes-crashes-and-bugs-full-patch-notes/
Hello Games has released a brand new update for No Man’s Sky Beyond. According to the release notes, this patch resolves a number of stability issues, as well as some bugs/issues. It also comes with some tweaks and adjustments.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare November 8th update brings new free maps, full patch notes
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-november-8th-update-brings-new-free-maps-full-patch-notes/
Infinity Ward has released a brand new update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. According to the release notes, the November 8th update introduces new free maps to the game. These new maps are Krovnik Farmland (for Ground War) and Shoot House (for Multiplayer).

Here are thirty minutes of Diablo 4 gameplay footage, featuring the Sorceress & the Druid
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-thirty-minutes-of-diablo-4-gameplay-footage-featuring-the-sorceress-the-druid/
GameInformer has shared two new gameplay videos for Diablo 4. The first video shows 10 minutes of gameplay footage with the Sorceress, while the second shows twenty minutes of gameplay footage with the Druid. A couple of days ago, we also shared a video showing 20 minutes of gameplay with the Barbarian, so make sure to watch it too.



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.

Friday news, part two:

I can be your angel or your devil with this new Fortnite skin bundle
https://www.pcgamer.com/fortnite-darkfire-bundle-skins/
Are you a dark and edgy Fortnite player? As in tune with the Dark Lord as you are with this season's meta? Good news: You can now express your inner black with the new Darkfire Bundle.

Teamfight Tactics update introduces a new elemental system
https://www.pcgamer.com/teamfight-tactics-update-introduces-a-new-elemental-system/
Get ready to relearn Teamfight Tactics, because the auto-battler's latest update upends a lot of the established rules and introduces some new elements to the mix. It also marks the end of the beta period and the beginning of season two.

Here's a peek at Rainbow Six Siege's upcoming gadgets
https://www.pcgamer.com/heres-a-peek-at-rainbow-six-sieges-upcoming-gadgets/
Rainbow Six Siege is about to head into Year 4 Season 4 in what's been called Operation Shifting Tides. In accordance with tradition, this will introduce two new operators, and new operators means cool new gadgets to try out.

Superliminal, the perspective-warping puzzle game, comes out next week
https://www.pcgamer.com/superliminal-the-perspective-warping-puzzle-game-comes-out-next-week/
The perspective-warping puzzler Superliminal made a good impression when we previewed it earlier this month: Lauren found it a little more conservative than she expected, especially when compared with the 2014 tech demo (it's been in development for quite awhile), but overall the combination of increasingly abstract first-person puzzle designs and dry, Portal-style humor showed a lot of promise.

Overwatch 1 and 2 will eventually merge into a single client, Jeff Kaplan says
https://www.pcgamer.com/overwatch-1-and-2-will-eventually-merge-into-a-single-client-jeff-kaplan-says/
Overwatch 2 is kind of an odd beast. It's a sequel—you can tell because of the "2"—but it feels a lot more like an expansion. It's still early in development so a lot of details have yet to be nailed down, but Joanna said in her BlizzCon preview that Overwatch 2's new story mode "looks and feels identical to Overwatch's gameplay," but for the addition of level progression. All the heroes, maps, modes, and cosmetics coming to Overwatch 2 will be playable in the original game, too.
But it's not just a matter of maintaining two games simultaneously: The long-term plan, game director Jeff Kaplan told Kotaku, is to bring them together as one.

Kerbal Space Program 2 is delayed
https://www.pcgamer.com/kerbal-space-program-2-is-delayed/
Kerbal Space Program 2 is going to take a little longer than expected to arrive. It was initially slated to come out sometime during Take-Two Interactive's 2020 fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2020 but the company announced during an investors call today that it won't be around until FY2021.

The latest Hearthstone update is a mess, Blizzard hopes to have a patch next week
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-latest-hearthstone-patch-is-really-buggy-blizzard-hopes-to-have-a-patch-next-week/
The most recent Hearthstone patch brought Blizzard's autobattler contestant Hearthstone Battlegrounds into early access, but it also introduced some bugs. A lot of bugs, so I'm told. Fortunately, Blizzard is aware of the problems, and it hopes to have a fixer-upper patch rolled out next week.

This new Borderlands 3 Shift code expires tomorrow
https://www.pcgamer.com/this-new-borderlands-3-shift-code-expires-tomorrow/
If you're planning to spend the weekend on shooting, looting, and interminable inventory management, you might be on the hunt for some Borderlands 3 Shift codes. If that's you, you're in luck: Randy Pitchford just tweeted a new one out, but you'll need to be quick as it expires tomorrow. Specifically, at 10am Friday CST time (that's 8am PST, 4pm on Friday in London, and 3am on Saturday in Sydney.)

Summon the old gods with this free eldritch clicking game
https://www.pcgamer.com/summon-the-old-gods-with-this-free-eldritch-clicking-game/
The next time you run into a cult bringing about the return of the old gods, spare a thought for their tireless, tireless toiling. Thanks to Click of Cthulhu, we now know exactly how this process is exacted—and there's a whole lot of clicking involved.

Payday 2 is free to play this weekend
https://www.pcgamer.com/payday-2-is-free-to-play-this-weekend/
After a tumultuous year for its studio, Payday 2 suddenly has some new DLC, and Overkill is holding a free weekend to celebrate the occasion. The Silk Road Update includes a new outfit system, and there's a new heist available for purchase as well, plus a pack that adds a selection of weapon optics to your arsenal.
>> And it's also 50% off.

American Truck Simulator is free to play this weekend
https://www.pcgamer.com/american-truck-simulator-is-free-to-play-this-weekend/
PC players are finally getting their chance at exploring the untamed American west in Red Dead Redemption 2, but it hasn't been without its problems. Some players are still having trouble getting Rockstar's epic cowboy adventure to run on their PCs. Fear not, though: While you wait for updates, you can still head out west in American Truck Simulator, which is free to try on Steam this weekend.
>> And it's also 75% off.

Red Dead Redemption 2 mods are probably okay, as long as you stay offline
https://www.pcgamer.com/red-dead-redemption-2-mods-are-probably-okay-as-long-as-you-stay-offline/
It was only a matter of time before mods starting showing up for Red Dead Redemption 2, and they're already turning the game's western landscape into a weirder and wilder place. But if you've experimented with mods at all, you'll have seen a rather severe warning in the Rockstar Launcher that says playing the game with altered game files can result in your being banned from Red Dead Online.
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The good news is that you're okay to use single-player mods in Red Dead Redemption 2, at least provisionally. Rockstar Games confirms to us that its standing policy regarding mods applies to Red Dead as well.

And now, it's time to check what we can find at GOG and Steam:

+GOG

+Steam

No more news until Monday. But until then, have a happy and gaming weekend.



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.

I've read Ampere might be delayed. Sucks if that's the case, but oh well.



 

 

 

 

 

There hasn't really been a lot of rumors about Ampere, so it wouldn't really surprise me if there's a delay.

That would also explain the recent rumors about the 2080Ti SUPER launching early next year, when Nvidia denied it before.



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.

A new week, a new round of news:

SALES & DEALS

Steam's Top ...9?

  1. Planet Zoo
  2. Planet Zoo
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Football Manager 2020
  5. Valve Index VR Kit
  6. PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
  7. STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order
  8. Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition
  9. Destiny 2: Shadow

WoW Classic and Call of Duty have led a better-than-expected quarter for Activision Blizzard
https://www.pcgamer.com/wow-classic-and-call-of-duty-have-led-a-better-than-expected-quarter-for-activision-blizzard/
While revenues are down compared to the same period last year, Activision Blizzard's third quarter was better than the company had expected thanks to strong sales from the World of Warcraft and Call of Duty franchises.
Net revenues for the third quarter were a mere $1.28 billion, improving on the forecast of $1.10 billion. However, that is down from the same period in 2018, which saw $1.51 billion in net revenues for the company.
According to a financial report published Thursday, Activision Blizzard's main profit drivers were Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which grew "sharply" compared to Call of Duty: WWII, and World of Warcraft Classic. The WoW Classic launch saw "the biggest quarterly increase to subscription plans in franchise history," which is a remarkable achievement for a 15-year-old MMO.
>> Now you know, $1.28 billion are just "mere". For God's sake...

Steam is having a Singles' Day sale
https://www.pcgamer.com/steam-is-having-a-singles-day-sale/
November 11 is Singles' Day because 11/11 is made entirely of ones, a tradition that started in China as a jokey excuse for blind dates and parties where singletons could meet. It's become a day that's more about shopping thanks to e-commerce site Alibaba using it as an excuse to throw a sale, and now it's the world's biggest online shopping event, with almost $US 31 billion made last year.
Steam are having their own Singles' Day sale right now, with a mix of singleplayer and multiplayer games being discounted. It's a pretty eclectic selection. For instance, you can get Divinity: Original Sin 2 for 45% off, a bundle of Telltale's Batman games for 67% off, or Dragon Ball Xenoverse for 80% off.
The Singles' Day sale runs till 8am Pacific on November 12.
>> That's not the only new sale at Steam, because there are two new daily deals:

GOG has two new sales:

On the Humble Store publisher Koei Tecmo has its games up to 65% off for the next 26 hours: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/koei-tecmo-flash-sale/

And at Fanatical there are two new deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

You can now change your Steam Library view back to small mode
https://www.pcgamer.com/you-can-now-change-your-steam-library-view-back-to-small-mode/
The new Steam Library has been out for a couple months now, and while it adds some very nice new features, not everyone is happy with its presentation. Small mode was something Chris Livingston said he missed back when we asked how everyone was getting on with the new format, and he'll be pleased to learn that it's back, at least in Steam's beta branch.
If you haven't opted into that, you can do so by opening Settings, and clicking the "Change…" dialog button in the Account section next to Beta Participation. From there, choose Steam Beta Update in the dropdown menu.
Once you've opted in and updated your client, hit the "View" dropdown and assuming all is in place, you'll be able to select the "Small Mode" option, which will turn Steam into a wee little box at the bottom of your screen. If you don't like it, go back to the same dropdown and you'll notice a "Large Mode" option that will take you back to way things were.
The update makes a number of other fixes and changes that you can read all about in the patch notes.

MODS/EMULATORS

Metal Gear Solid 4 is now fully playable, from start to finish, on the PC via custom RPCS3 build
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/metal-gear-solid-4-is-now-fully-playable-from-start-to-finish-on-the-pc-via-custom-rpcs3-build/
Back in August, we informed you about Metal Gear Solid 4 running on the PC via the Playstation 3 emulator RPCS3. And today, we are happy to report that the game is fully playable on a custom version of RPCS3, from start to finish.
Furthermore, the game’s performance has been significantly improved. While there are still some drops below 60fps in some scenes, most of the game can now run with 60fps. For comparison, the original PS3 version is running at 30fps. Moreover, this custom version of RPCS3 fixes numerous bugs and glitches.

First-person fan remake concept demo for the first Silent Hill game is now available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/first-person-fan-remake-concept-demo-for-the-first-silent-hill-game-is-now-available-for-download/
Zero Trace Operative has released a first-person fan remake demo of the original Silent Hill game. Do note, though, that this is a concept demo featuring the game’s “beginning nightmare” and nothing more. It’s also really short (about 3-5 minutes) and there are no plans to turn this demo into a full game.
Moreover, there are some changes here and there due to the first-person perspective. Still, I’m pretty sure that Silent Hill fans will find it interesting. It’s not as impressive as Silent Hills, obviously, however it’s a cool tribute to this classic horror game.
>> It's 550MB is size and can be downloaded from itch.io.

Field of View mod released for Red Dead Redemption 2, also adds support for ultrawide 21:9 monitors
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/field-of-view-mod-released-for-red-dead-redemption-2-adds-also-support-for-ultrawide-219-monitors/
The first FOV mod/tool for Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally available. This tool allows you to adjust your in-game FOV, and we are pretty sure that a lot of PC gamers will find it useful.
This tool also removes black bars from the in-game cutscenes, cinematic cameras, shops and a number of other areas at 21:9 and wider resolutions. Furthermore, it removes pillarboxing from the photo mode.
Do note that this is a Cheat Engine script, so your anti-virus may falsely flag it. We’ve scanned this file and it’s clean, so there is no malware here.
>> It's available from here.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is on PC now so naturally it's time to make nude mods
https://www.pcgamer.com/red-dead-redemption-2-is-on-pc-now-so-naturally-its-time-to-make-nude-mods/
Now that Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally out on PC, we can actually explore the west any way we like with the help of mods. It's only been a few days, so there's plenty of room for the modding community to grow. As we all know (and as I've made a fuss about in the past) one of the first orders of business is to see what kind of pistols these cowboys are packing beneath the belt. Thanks to a mod called Lenny's Simple Trainer and a reporter after mine own heart at Eurogamer, we've already got a jump on that process.

Super Mario 64 Land, romhack for Super Mario 64, is now available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/super-mario-64-land-romhack-for-super-mario-64-is-now-available-for-download/
Kaze Emanuar, best known for the Super Mario Bros remake in Super Mario 64 and the VR mod for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, has released a new romhack for Super Mario 64. This new romhack brings the world of Super Mario Land to this Nintendo 64 Mario game.
Super Mario 64 Land features 32 new levels, 70 different areas, 75 music tracks, 8 new bosses and 10 new powerups. While we are not certain whether this romhack can work on the original Nintendo 64 console, PC gamers can enjoy it by using the N64 emulators.
As with all romhacks, you’ll need the original ROM in order to play it. Do note that we will not allow links to pirated content, and we’ll delete such comments. With this out of the way, you can download the Super Mario 64 Land romhack from here. You can also use this patcher in order to install the romhack.

This mod for Watch_Dogs adds custom missions, random events and new features to it
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/this-mod-for-watch_dogs-adds-custom-missions-random-events-and-new-features-to-it/
Modder ‘The_Silver’ has released a new version of his Living_City mod for the first Watch_Dogs game. In case you weren’t aware of, this mod improves and expands the gameplay of the base game with custom missions, random events and new features.
Version 1.9 introduces a BLACK MARKET DEALER who spawns in a nearby alley and can sell any weapon. Moreover, it implements a BODYGUARD ally that follows you around defending you and fighting for you. It also introduces CALL POLICE that allows you to call for a patrol cop in your position.
This latest version also includes the Water Color Mod from mlleemiles that gives more blueish color to water. Furthermore, it includes the takedowns DoF mod by Slick that enables the Depth of Field during takedowns.
>> Get this mod from ModDB.

You will soon be able to play the entire single-player campaigns of Crysis & Crysis Warhead in co-op
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/you-will-soon-be-able-to-play-the-entire-single-player-campaigns-of-crysis-crysis-warhead-in-co-op/
Crysis is one of our most beloved first-person shooters out there. And today, we are happy to report that PC gamers will be able to play its entire single-player campaign mode in co-op thanks to this upcoming mod.
The Crysis Co-op mod originally came out in 2016 as a proof of concept. Since then, the team has revised its approach, started fresh and achieved the most ambitious and technically complex Crysis mod.
The new 2019 version of this mod will allow you to play the single-player campaigns of both Crysis and Crysis Warhead in co-op. The mod will also replace Gamespy with Steam. This basically means that it will add support for the Steam master server, so that you no longer have to connect to servers through direct IP addresses and removing the necessity of using VPN software. The downside here is that you’ll need a Steam version of Crysis Warhead, otherwise the mod will not work.

Devil May Cry 5 has a co-op mod
https://www.pcgamer.com/devil-may-cry-5-has-a-co-op-mod/
Devil May Cry 5 has a limited kind of online co-op in the form of its cameo system, which only activates in certain levels where more than one of the game's protagonists is present, seamlessly inserting another player in that role. Thanks to this system's presence it's proved possible for modders Dante and Raz0r to hack online co-op into most of the campaign missions, and Bloody Palace mode as well. Up to three players can fight together as Nero, Dante, and V—though having multiple instances of the same character is apparently impossible.
This mod also enables some of the graphics options normally only visible in cutscenes, and has a floating pause menu that won't interrupt your co-op buddies. It's a nice piece of work all round.
>> Get this mod from Nexus Mods.

GAMING NEWS

Death Stranding will be coming simultaneously on Steam and Epic Games Store
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/death-stranding-will-be-coming-simultaneously-on-steam-and-epic-games-store/
505 Games has announced that it will release Death Stranding on Steam and Epic Games Store at the same time. In other words, there won’t be any EGS exclusivity deal, something that will definitely please a lot of PC gamers out there.

New Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout update adds mouse options & graphics settings, and more
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/new-atelier-ryza-ever-darkness-the-secret-hideout-update-adds-mouse-options-graphics-settings-and-more/
KOEI Tecmo has finally released a new patch that adds graphics settings and mouse options to Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. This patch also adds support to more aspect ratios, and fixes a bug that occurred at high frame rates.

New breathtaking 4K screenshots released for Microsoft Flight Simulator
https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/new-breathtaking-4k-screenshots-released-for-microsoft-flight-simulator/
Microsoft has released a new set of 4K screenshots for Microsoft Flight Simulator that will blow you away. Microsoft Flight Simulator has by far the best graphics we’ve seen to date, even though it’s currently in an alpha state.

Rumour: Diablo 4 will also have Paladin & Amazon at launch, beta in 2020, Diablo 2 Remaster cancelled
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/rumour-diablo-4-will-also-have-paladin-amazon-at-launch-beta-in-2020-diablo-2-remaster-cancelled/
Last week, Blizzard officially announced Diablo 4. Diablo 4 will have a similar style to Diablo 2, and will be darker and grittier than ever. And while Blizzard has announced only three classes, it appears that two more will be announced in the near future.



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.