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Zarx changed his avatar again. Thoughts?

Noice 243 61.99%
 
So soon? I just got used to the last one 13 3.32%
 
it sucks 21 5.36%
 
Your cropping skills are lacking 13 3.32%
 
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By the way, yesterday I forgot to put the review roundups of the new HEDT beasts from Intel and AMD:



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JEMC said:

The Steam Controller is on sale for $5
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-steam-controller-is-on-sale-for-dollar5/
The Steam Controller is on sale for $5 right now—that's saving you 90%—though supplies are limited and shipping costs extra. The Steam Store says the controller ships within 4-8 business days but "Delays are expected on new orders due to very high volume." I expect the volume will be high for this deal. For me, in California, the total cost of the controller plus shipping and tax came to $13.88.
>> And why it's on sale with such a big discount? Well, because Valve wants to get rid of them and they won't make any more.

I'm happy with my Xbox One controller, but I ordered one anyways. Will connect it to my almost unused Steam Link to try it out.



I'm guessing those things weren't available to Canada. I tried ordering one yesterday and it wasn't available to be ordered.



CladInShadows said:
I'm guessing those things weren't available to Canada. I tried ordering one yesterday and it wasn't available to be ordered.

It may be that, or it may be that they've run out of units and that's why you couldn't order one.



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

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Thursday news:

SALES & DEALS

As expected, GOG has launched its Black Friday sale with more than 2000 titles up to 90% off for the next 5 days: https://www.gog.com/promo/20191128_black_friday_90_discount

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS/EMULATORS

New amazing screenshots released for the Unreal Engine 4 fan remake of Goldeneye 007, GoldenEye 25
https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/new-amazing-screenshots-released-for-the-unreal-engine-4-fan-remake-of-goldeneye-007-goldeneye-25/
The team behind the GoldenEye 007 N64 fan remake in Unreal Engine 4, GoldenEye 25, has released some new amazing screenshots from it. These screenshots showcase the Control room and let us tell you that it looks absolutely stunning.
GoldenEye 25 is a fan-driven mission to remake GoldenEye 64 single player in Unreal Engine 4. This will be a free game and the team plans to release it in August 2022 on the PC.

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind mods add 109 new magic spells, dual-wielding and a Hardcore Mode
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/the-elder-scrolls-iii-morrowind-mods-add-109-new-magic-spells-dual-wielding-and-a-hardcore-mode/
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind came out 17 years ago, in 2002. Let that sink in. 17 years. This game is probably older than some of you. And even to this date, its community is heavily supporting it by releasing brand new mods for it.
Today we are bringing you four mods for Bethesda’s classic RPG. The first two aim to overhaul its magic system, while the third one introduces a dual wielding gameplay mechanic. And its final and fourth mod, adds a Hardcore Mode to it.
>> To learn more about these mods and where to get them, check the article.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Terminator: Resistance with Ray Tracing Global Illumination Reshade
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-and-terminator-resistance-with-ray-tracing-global-illumination-reshade/
YouTube’s ‘Digital Dreams’ and ‘SiNiSteR’ have shared two videos, showing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Terminator: Resistance with Reshade Ray/Path Tracing. Pascal Gilcher’s Reshade can significantly improve a game’s visuals by overhauling its Global Illumination effects. Thus, these videos showcase this Reshade mod in these two latest PC games.
For Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Digital Dreams included some before/after comparison scenes. As we can see, there are noticeable visual differences between these scenes. The lighting feels better thanks to the new post-processing Ray Tracing solution, and there is better ambient occlusion. Moreover, we can clearly notice the improved Global Illumination effects.

GAMING NEWS

Multiplayer horror game Last Year: Afterdark gets a gameplay trailer
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/multiplayer-horror-game-last-year-afterdark-gets-a-gameplay-trailer/
Last Year is a multiplayer asymmetric horror game, where a group of survivors fight a big bad baddie. The first game was Last Year: The Nightmare, set in 1996. The game was time-exclusive on Discord for ninety days. Afterdark is a continuation in the form of a free expansion and will be releasing on Steam in December.

Life is Strange 2 gets a complete season trailer
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/life-is-strange-2-gets-a-complete-season-trailer/
Life is Strange 2 will be finally complete in December. The fifth and final episode will be available on Steam. Life is Strange 2 is an episodic graphic adventure game. Published by Square Enix and developed by Dontnod Entertainment. You probably know the developers from their previous games, such as Vampyr and Remember Me.

Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a Steam release date
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/red-dead-redemption-2-gets-a-steam-release-date/
It has been more than a year since the console release of Red Dead Redemption 2 and less than a month, since the PC release on the Epic store and the Rockstar launcher. Now Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on Steam on December 5th.

CD Projekt RED is not concerned about Half-Life: Alyx
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/cd-projekt-red-is-not-concerned-about-half-life-alyx/
Cyberpunk 2077 is scheduled for release on April 16th, while Half-Life: Alyx is releasing somewhere in March. In a recent earnings call, Michal Andrzej Nowakowski, Senior VP in CD Projekt Red , was asked if he is worried about Half-Life: Alyx being a highly anticipated release and pulling gamers away from Cyberpunk 2077.
>> Sure, a game that will launch on almost every platform is going to be afraid of a game that will launch only on Steam and only for those that have a VR helmet... c'mon!

You can download and play Overwatch for free until December 4th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/you-can-download-and-play-overwatch-for-free-until-december-4th/
Blizzard has launched a free week event for its team-based multiplayer first-person shooter, Overwatch. Players can download and start playing the game today and until December 4th. Players will be able to choose from 31 unique heroes, each with their own awe-inspiring abilities.



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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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Thursday news, part two:

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe's release date announcement is a journey
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-stanley-parable-ultra-deluxe-delayed/
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, which promises to torment Stanley with new choices and endings, was originally due out this year, but with 2019's end fast approaching, the game is running out of time. In the most Stanley Parable way possible, developer Crows Crows Crows has announced that we're going to have to wait a bit longer.

Man of Medan players can invite a friend to join them for free
https://www.pcgamer.com/man-of-medan-players-can-invite-a-friend-to-join-them-for-free/
Man of Medan, the first episode in Supermassive Games' Dark Pictures Anthology, is really designed to be played with mates. Sure, you can play on your lonesome if you want, but the online co-op mode is where the B-movie romp really flexes its horror muscles. This mode normally requires both players to own the game, but for the next month that will no longer be the case.

BioWare executive producer Mark Darrah tweets 'Dragon Age' repeatedly, for no apparent reason
https://www.pcgamer.com/bioware-executive-producer-mark-darrah-tweets-dragon-age-repeatedly-for-no-apparent-reason/
Our rundown of everything we know about Dragon Age 4 includes a note that BioWare's Mark Darrah, executive producer on the Dragon Age series, is a regular presence on Twitter who's fond of "making cryptic statements to tease fans." And I guess that's what he's doing now, by tweeting "Dragon Age" repeatedly.

Type your own story in clever free game Fairytiles
https://www.pcgamer.com/type-your-own-story-in-clever-free-game-fairytiles/
Developers Catie Jo and Florent are onto a winner with this creative text adventure, which utilises player input in an exciting, hands-on way. Fairytiles is a browser game, created for Ludum Dare, in which the story branches depending on your typed input. But you're not thinking of words from scratch—you're making words out of assigned letters, finding creative uses for what is essentially a scrabble deck.

Enjoy double XP in Modern Warfare this weekend
https://www.pcgamer.com/enjoy-double-xp-in-modern-warfare-this-weekend/
To help you prepare for Modern Warfare's big update next week—which is apparently 'the biggest free content drop in Call of Duty history'—Infinity Ward has turned on double XP which will remain active until December 2, right before the launch of Season One.



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.

By the way, Jon Peddie Research has released its quarterly report and Nvidia has gained back market share and it's almost at the same level as last year:

https://www.jonpeddie.com/press-releases/global-q319-add-in-board-market-soars-led-by-nvidia-reports-jon-peddie-rese



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.

JEMC said:
CladInShadows said:
I'm guessing those things weren't available to Canada. I tried ordering one yesterday and it wasn't available to be ordered.

It may be that, or it may be that they've run out of units and that's why you couldn't order one.

I don't think so.  It doesn't even say that it's out of stock.  Just no option to order it.  And if I remember correctly, doing it from canada always redirected you to Amazon or something.

I checked with an American friend just after posting this and he was still able to order one.



CladInShadows said:
JEMC said:

It may be that, or it may be that they've run out of units and that's why you couldn't order one.

I don't think so.  It doesn't even say that it's out of stock.  Just no option to order it.  And if I remember correctly, doing it from canada always redirected you to Amazon or something.

I checked with an American friend just after posting this and he was still able to order one.

Well, bad luck, I guess.



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.

Rhonin the wizard said:

The games for Humble Choice January 2020 have been leaked.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Blasphemous

Void Bastards

Phantom Doctrine

Dead In Vinland

Horizon Chase Turbo

Dark Future: Blood Red States

Desert Child

Aegis Defenders

X-Morph: Defense

Pretty good selection, I was interested in Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Phantom Doctrine. The others also look rather interesting.

Yeah them to games along with Dead in Vinland are stuff I've had on my Wishlist and Void bastards I played through Gamepass and would recommend checking it out as I quite enjoyed it.

I have been happy with the past few months of Humble actually after a few disappointing ones earlier in the year and they definitely need to start out with a bang, I have 3 more months on my current yearly sub and whilst I have always thought Humble is good value overall I only think it is if your still on the $132 per year plan and if a I ever stop that sub due to a few poor months I don't think it will be worth re-joining it for $180 a year and with 1 less game.