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By the way, anyone knows if Raven will make the PC Secret Santa thread this year? Because you know, it's already the 4th and there are no signs of it yet...



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Got my Steam Controller, and it's GREAT. Playing Civ VI with it is awesome. Skyrim is... eh, it's fine. With a bit more time maybe I'll like it more than a standard gamepad for 1st/3rd person games but first impressions it's still good enough that I'll continue to use it for them rather than sync my other controllers back and forth between Console and PC.



LTD: PS4 - 125m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 51m

2020: PS4 - 9m, Switch - 22.5m, XBO - 2.5m, PS5 - 4.5m, XBX - 2.8m

JEMC said:
By the way, anyone knows if Raven will make the PC Secret Santa thread this year? Because you know, it's already the 4th and there are no signs of it yet...

No he won't be doing one.



WoodenPints said:
JEMC said:
By the way, anyone knows if Raven will make the PC Secret Santa thread this year? Because you know, it's already the 4th and there are no signs of it yet...

No he won't be doing one.

I thought so. We'll need someone else to take care of it.

...

Any volunteers?



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Yep, it's another news post:

SALES & DEALS

Halo: The Master Chief Collection hits the top of the charts on Steam
https://www.pcgamer.com/halo-the-master-chief-collection-hits-the-top-of-the-charts-on-steam/
Halo finally made the big splash on PC today with the release of The Master Chief Collection on Steam and, if you're into that sort of thing, the Microsoft Store. And in case there was any doubt that PC gamers want it (and want it bad), the collection is currently the number-one selling game on Steam, while the standalone Halo: Reach holds down third place.

GOG's Midweek Sale, available until the 7th of December, is full of Ubisoft games up to 75% off: https://www.gog.com/promo/20191204_midweek_sale_ubisoft

On Steam there are two daily deals and 4 Midweek Madness deals:

On the Humble Store, the The Crew 2 franchise (which is a bit of a contradiction) is up to 75% off during the next 5 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/the-crew-2-franchise-sale/

And at Fanatical, there are two new deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS/EMULATORS

Play as the Mandalorian in this Star Wars Battlefront 2 mod
https://www.pcgamer.com/play-as-the-mandalorian-in-this-star-wars-battlefront-2-mod/
While you wait for modders to add The Mandalorian's real star, Baby Yoda, to Star Wars Battlefront 2, you can already play his henchman, the Mandalorian. A few mods have been put together since the show was announced, but the latest, created by Claymaver2000 and Savager34, is the closest to the real deal so far.
The Mandalorian mod uses Boba Fett as a base, and along with his armour and equipment being re-textured, the jetpack has also been replaced with a rifle to keep his gear more in line with the show. It's just a cosmetic change, however, so the jetpack ability still works, keeping him functional in multiplayer.

GAMING NEWS

DayZ Update 1.06 available for download, adds fishing, bears and 4 new weapons, full patch notes
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/dayz-update-1-06-available-for-download-adds-fishing-bears-and-4-new-weapons-full-patch-notes/
Bohemia has released a brand new update for the standalone version of DayZ. According to the release notes, update 1.06 adds bears and four new weapons. In addition, this patch adds fishing as a new activity, via which players can catch junk, and occasionally some fish.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 1 now available, brings new free content, full patch notes
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-season-1-now-available-brings-new-free-content-full-patch-notes/
Infinity Ward has launched Season 1 for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Season One brings new free content to the game. Furthermore, it packs some improvements and tweaks, as well as bug fixes.

Five Nights At Freddy’s: Freddy in Space 2 is now available for download for free
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/five-nights-at-freddys-freddy-in-space-2-is-now-available-for-download-for-free/
Scott Cawthon has released Five Nights At Freddy’s: Freddy in Space 2 for free to everyone. This is a 2D side-scrolling game that looks absolutely lovely, and we highly recommend downloading it. After all, it’s a free game.

Russian gaming journalist claims that Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to the PC in February 2020
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/russian-gaming-journalist-claims-that-horizon-zero-dawn-is-coming-to-the-pc-in-february-2020/
Russian gaming journalist, Anton Logvinov, has stated that Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to the PC in February 2020. According to the journalist, the PC version will be announced very soon and will be released so it can boost the game’s popularity for its upcoming sequel.
>> I really doubt it. This isn't like with Quantic Dream, it's a game from a Sony owned studio.

Red Barrels announces the next part in the Outlast series, The Outlast Trials
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/red-barrels-announces-the-next-part-in-the-outlast-series-the-outlast-trials/
Red Barrels has just announced its latest project in the Outlast universe, The Outlast Trials. Set in the era of the Cold War, The Outlast Trials will allow players to face the horrors that await by themselves or with fellow test subjects.

Battlefield 5 Patch 5.2 releases tomorrow, brings major balance tweaks and changes, full patch notes
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/battlefield-5-patch-5-2-releases-tomorrow-brings-major-balance-tweaks-and-changes-full-patch-notes/
Electronic Arts has announced that update 5.2 for Battlefield 5 will come out tomorrow. According to the release notes, this latest update rebalances most weapons, focusing on the damage that weapons do outside of their designed ranges.



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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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And the other news post of today:

Red Dead Online will let you become a booze baron with your own speakeasy
https://www.pcgamer.com/red-dead-online-will-let-you-become-a-booze-baron-with-your-own-speakeasy/
Red Dead Online's upcoming Frontier Pursuit will let you turn your outlaw into a booze baron, cooking up batches of moonshine and, eventually, operating your own speakeasy. This sounds a lot better than my current gig, transporting animal carcasses.

The Vatican's Minecraft server is overwhelmed by demand and DDoS attacks
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-vatican-has-its-own-minecraft-server/
Unfortunately, and maybe unsuprisingly, the Vatican's effort to create a less toxic environment for Minecraft players is not getting off to the best possible start. After word of the server got out, it quickly fell victim to a DDoS attack.

Destiny 2: Season of Dawn teaser reveals the return of Saint-14
https://www.pcgamer.com/destiny-2-season-of-dawn-teaser-reveals-the-return-of-saint-14/
The full reveal of Destiny 2's next season, the Season of Dawn, will take place tomorrow. But we can get a taste of what's coming right now courtesy of a new teaser, released today by Bungie, that stars a couple of big-time Guardians we've run into previously.
>> That tomorrow is... today (surprising, right?)

Hearthstone's Winter Veil festivities begin next week with a new Tavern Brawl and card bundle
https://www.pcgamer.com/hearthstone-winter-veil-start-date/
The magical month of December, when the snow is still new enough to feel romantic and not like the thing that's eventually going to drive you to commit a freakin' murder, is once again upon us. And that means the seasonal celebration of Winter Veil will soon be returning to Hearthstone, this year with a new(ish) card and a 30-pack card bundle featuring the new Druid hero Dame Hazelbark.

In the Valley of Gods is officially on hold as Campo Santo works on Valve projects
https://www.pcgamer.com/in-the-valley-of-gods-is-officially-on-hold-as-campo-santo-works-on-valve-projects/
Last month, Firewatch fans began to get a little antsy about Campo Santo's current project, In the Valley of Gods. Attentive followers noticed that the Twitter bios of three lead developers—Firewatch producer and 3D environment artist Jane Ng, art director Claire Hummel, and Campo Santo co-founder Jake Rodkin—had been changed to remove any mention of the game.
Valve, which acquired Campo Santo in 2018, was quiet on the matter, but suspicions intensified with the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx, which members of the Firewatch team are working on. Today studio co-founder Jake Rodkin finally clarified the situation, telling Polygon that the game is "on hold," as former Campo Santo developers are now working on other things—and not just Half-Life: Alyx.

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Shifting Tides and its new Operators are out now
https://www.pcgamer.com/rainbow-six-siege-operation-shifting-tides-and-its-new-operators-are-out-now/
Rainbow Six: Siege's final season of Year 4, Operation Shifting Tides, has begun. It introduces a pair of new Operators, Kali and Wamai, from the Nighthaven Special Intervention Group, as well as map changes, Operator balancing and a fancy new limb penetration system.

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous announced
https://www.pcgamer.com/pathfinder-wrath-of-the-righteous-announced/
I never set out to become a king, but apparently the king life can just choose you, as my poor confused Cleric found out in my first playthrough of 2018's Pathfinder: Kingmaker. He showed up trying to pay off his student loans and ended up sitting on a throne fending off dryads, giant owlbears, and tax collectors.
(...)
As Owlcat Games announces Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous today, the studio looks to build on the series' foundation.

Diablo 4 is introducing new stats and getting rid of Ancient items
https://www.pcgamer.com/diablo-4-is-introducing-new-stats-and-getting-rid-of-ancient-items/
Blizzard has revealed some potential changes coming to Diablo 4 now that it's had time to mull over the feedback from BlizzCon. Last week, lead systems designer David Kim addressed some of that feedback in regards to itemisation, and in his latest blog post he details the results of it, which includes new stats and a replacement for Ancient items.

A Plague Tale sequel is rumoured to be in the works
https://www.pcgamer.com/a-plague-tale-sequel-is-rumoured-to-be-in-the-works/
It's been reported that Asobo Studio is working on a sequel to its medieval adventure A Plague Tale: Innocence. This information comes from the French website, XboxSquad, who claim that the game is set to release in 2022 with an official reveal next year.



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JEMC said:
WoodenPints said:

No he won't be doing one.

I thought so. We'll need someone else to take care of it.

...

Any volunteers?

Sadly no time this year, otherwise I would have done it.

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These are the Thursday news:

SALES & DEALS

Remedy’s CEO comments on Control’s sales: “we are in a good position with steady sales”
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/remedys-ceo-comments-on-controls-sales-we-are-in-a-good-position-with-steady-sales/
Remedy’s Control is, at least in my opinion, one of the best games of 2019. And while the game did not top the sale charts when it launched, it appears that it’s profitable for both Remedy and 505 Games.
As Remedy’s CEO Tero Virtala told GamesIndustry, the game had a budget of less than €30 million. And from what we know so far, the game has most likely broke even.
Back in November, Digital Bros stated that Control had generated €17.7 million in its first month. Furthermore, Digital Bros claimed that it received 9.49 million euro (which translates to $10.5 million) for Control’s EGS exclusivity.

Shenmue III sales flopped
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/shenmue-iii-sales-flopped/
It looks like Shenmue III, the highly anticipated (by fans) continuation of the 2001 title, is not doing very well. The game was a debut at number 17, and sold 50% less compared to Shenmue I & II remaster in the UK. The game also sold less than 18.000 units in Japan and received the fourth place in the console charts.
The game was first funded through Kickstarter with more than 80.000 backers. Sadly since then, several not very cool things happened, which did no sit very well with many people. Also the game is very archaic in every form. Meaning fewer people will find interest in something like that in the year 2019.

Steam features two new deals:

Meanwhile, Fanatical has 5 new deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 uses the Denuvo anti-tamper tech, PC demo now available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/dragon-quest-builders-2-uses-the-denuvo-anti-tamper-tech-pc-demo-now-available-for-download/
Square Enix and KOEI Tecmo have announced that DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 will be using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. Moreover, the teams have released a PC demo that PC gamers can download right now. Not only that, but the official PC requirements for this game have also been revealed.

There is now a version of Assassin’s Creed: Origins without Denuvo and VMProtect that only pirates can enjoy
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/there-is-now-a-version-of-assassins-creed-origins-without-denuvo-and-vmprotect-that-only-pirates-can-enjoy/
Now here is a pleasant surprise. A game cracking group was able to completely remove Denuvo anti VMProtect from the previous entry in the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed: Origins. As such, there is now a definitive version of the game, without these DRM programs, that only pirates can enjoy.
Going into more details, the game cracking group was able to remove 30 VM entry points for VMProtect and 104 VM entry points for Denuvo. It was also able to fix around 500k absolute & relative code and data pointers.

MODS/EMULATORS

Halo Reach looks significantly better with the Reshade Ray Tracing Mod
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/halo-reach-looks-significantly-better-with-the-reshade-ray-tracing-mod/
Digital Dreams has shared a new video, showing Halo: Reach with some Ray Tracing effects. As always, Digital Dreams used Pascal Gilcher’s Reshade that can overhaul a game’s Global Illumination effects.
Halo Reach is a really old game and we can easily notice the visual improvements that this Reshade Ray/Path Tracing mod brings to the table. Thanks to these post-processing techniques, the game does not look as flat as it does in its vanilla version.

This Red Dead Redemption 2 mod will let you switch sides and become a lawman
https://www.pcgamer.com/this-red-dead-redemption-2-mod-will-let-you-switch-sides-and-become-a-lawman/
If you're sick of being an outlaw on the run in Red Dead Redemption 2, a solution is on its way. An upcoming mod will let you give up your life of crime and embrace the law, hunting down crooks and interrogating suspicious cowboys.
RDRFR, like its GTA 5 counterpart, aims to overhaul the game, turning it into a cop simulator, but the modders are planning to make it a bit different from its predecessor. The games themselves are very different kinds of sandboxes, and they're hoping to take advantage of the improvements to create a more "intimate and refined" follow-up.

GAMING NEWS

FIFA 20 Update 8 is now available, brings gameplay and visual tweaks, full patch notes
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/fifa-20-update-8-is-now-available-brings-gameplay-and-visual-tweaks-full-patch-notes/
EA Sports has released a brand new update for FIFA 20. According to the release notes, this patch brings a number of gameplay tweaks and visual improvements. Moreover, it addresses some issues with FUT and the Career Mode.

The Crew 2 is free to play until December 8th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/the-crew-2-is-free-to-play-until-december-8th/
Ubisoft has announced that The Crew 2 will be available to play for free from 5th December to 8th December on the PC. PC gamers can already pre-load the free-to-play trial from both UPLAY and Epic Games Store.

APEX Legends December 3rd update increases level cap to 500 & fixes numerous bugs, full patch notes
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/apex-legends-december-3rd-update-increases-level-cap-to-500-fixes-numerous-bugs-full-patch-notes/
Respawn has released a brand new update for APEX Legends. According to the release notes, the December 3rd update increases the player level cap from 100 to 500. Moreover, it allows players to earn 199 Apex Packs by level 500. Players will also earn a Player Level Gun Charm every 100 Player Levels.
>> And you can get a free skin inspired by Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

GTFO is coming to Steam Early Access on December 9th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/gtfo-is-coming-to-steam-early-access-on-december-9th/
10 Chambers Collective has announced that GTFO will be coming to Steam Early Access on December 9th. GTFO is a 4 player co-op action/horror FPS aimed at hardcore gamers. Moreover, the game draws inspiration from James Cameron’s Aliens and Left 4 Dead.

New gameplay footage released from the latest internal build of Witchfire
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-gameplay-footage-released-from-the-latest-internal-build-of-witchfire/
The Astronauts has released a new gameplay video, showing a few clips from the Internal Demo 2 of Witchfire. These clips are from the game’s latest build, and will give you an idea of what the team aims to achieve.



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.