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Rhonin the wizard said:

The games for Humble Choice January 2020 have been revealed. Several of them are on my wishlist, so I'm happy.

I've been really please with Humble these past 4-5 months of games have all had a lot of stuff I'm interested in along with fairly recent or big games been on there, A few months ago I wasn't sure If I would renew my year sub after February but I think I will just keep it rolling as I don't think it's worth it for the increased price and 1 less game you get if you dropped the sub I don't think I'd ever join back but I'm happy on the "founders" pack of whatever they call it for the moment.



Time for the Thursday news:

SALES & DEALS

Sea of Thieves has now more than 10 million players
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/sea-of-thieves-has-now-more-than-10-million-players/
Sea of Thieves Executive Producer Joe Neate revealed Sea of Thieves has been played by more than 10 million players across Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, reinforcing its status as the most successful new IP for Xbox Game Studios this generation.
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On January 15th, Rare will release the latest free Sea of Thieves monthly update, titled ‘Legends of the Seas.’ The update will feature a celebration of the game’s community, and players can log-in between January 15 and 22 to claim a limited-edition custom sail and emote for free in commemoration of the 10 million player milestone.

Steam has two new deals:

Fanatical has two new deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

Steam is making big changes to the way it handles game soundtracks
https://www.pcgamer.com/steam-is-making-big-changes-to-the-way-it-handles-game-soundtracks/
One thing about Steam that's always been kind of a low-key pain in the ass is the way it handles game soundtracks. They're sold as DLC, which means you can only buy them if you own the base game, and if you want to download them to your PC you must have the game installed first. It's also a hassle to manage your music, because Steam has no built-in functionality to handle it: You either have to browse for it on your hard drive manually, or access it via the DLC tab in the game properties menu in your Steam library. It's not the worst thing ever, no, but it sure could be a lot better.
As of today, it will be—for new releases, at least. Valve has unveiled a new system for game soundtracks on Steam that will decouple them from their associated games and allow them to be sold standalone as a new "soundtrack" app type.

MODS/EMULATORS

Modder fixes major netcode lag issue in Street Fighter 5 in just two days
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/modder-fixes-major-netcode-lag-issue-in-street-fighter-5-in-just-two-days/
Since its release, Street Fighter 5 had some major netcode issues (that were also present in Street Fighter 4). This issue could cause one player’s game to lag behind the other’s online, thus introducing artificial lag. And in just two days, a modder was able to fix what Capcom has been unable to for the past 4 years.
Modder Altimor has shared some additional details about this netcode issue
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Altimor claimed that he was able to fix this netcode issue in just two days. Two days. According to the modder, most of that was reverse engineering. What’s funnier here is that this fix would take like 30 minutes with the source code.
>> Unvelievable. You can get this must have mod from here.

GAMING NEWS

Resident Evil 3 Remake is almost finished
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/resident-evil-3-remake-is-almost-finished/
Resident Evil 3 Remake producer Masao Kawada and Peter J. Fabiano recently spoke with Famitsu regarding their upcoming Resident Evil game. They talked about the main characters Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira and also about the main antagonist, which is none other than the Nemesis, also known as Pursuer. Why is he called the Pursuer you might ask. Well, it’s simple, all S.T.A.R.S. members must be pursued and killed.

Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok potentially leaked on Amazon
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/assassins-creed-ragnarok-potentially-leaked-on-amazon/
Recently the game has been listed on the Italian GameStop site and the Amazon in Germany. Of course the listing has already being taken down. Meaning that could very easily be fake, even if we already know that Ubisoft is working on the next Assassin’s Creed.

Here are the first 17 minutes of the Pokemon-inspired creature-collection MMO PC game, Temtem
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-the-first-17-minutes-of-the-pokemon-inspired-creature-collection-mmo-pc-game-temtem/
IGN has shared a video, showing the character creator and the opening gameplay moments of Temtem. In case you weren’t aware of, Temtem is a massively multiplayer creature-collection adventure inspired by Pokemon.

Lakshya Digital is looking forward to working on Shenmue IV
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/lakshya-digital-is-looking-forward-to-working-on-shenmue-iv/
We already know that renowned Yu Suzuki, the creator of Shenmue, wants to continue the series. Though we have no solid information if Shenmue IV is in development or if it ever will be. Lakshya Digital, the studio who worked in collaboration with Ys Net on the character models from Shenmue III, made a post on Facebook.

Warner Bros Montreal releases a new teaser image for its upcoming Batman game
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/warner-bros-montreal-releases-another-teaser-image-for-its-upcoming-batman-game/
A lot of gamers were expecting Warner Bros to reveal its new Batman game at the VGA 2019. However, and as it was hinted by some insiders, this did not happen. And today, Warner Bros released a brand new teaser image for its upcoming Batman game. What’s cool here is that the logo/banner was in three different images that were released via its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.



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Thursday news, part two:

Twitter's most talked about game of year was a mobile RPG from 2015
https://www.pcgamer.com/twitters-most-talked-about-game-of-year-was-a-mobile-rpg-from-2015/
Twitter has shared some of the data it's been rifling through recently, revealing what games we've been chatting about throughout 2019. Apparently, Twitter was inundated with game tweets, 1.2 billion of them, but one game dominated the conversation more than any other. A Japanese mobile game from 2015.

Wargroove: Double Trouble is a free expansion coming in February
https://www.pcgamer.com/wargroove-double-trouble-is-a-free-expansion-coming-in-february/
Cute turn-based tactics romp Wargroove is due a rather chunky expansion next month, letting players embark on a new co-op story campaign—also playable solo—and several other new additions, all for free. Give the launch trailer a watch above.

Death Stranding, Control, and Outer Wilds lead the 2020 Game Developers Choice Award nominations
https://www.pcgamer.com/death-stranding-control-and-outer-wilds-lead-the-2020-game-developers-choice-award-nominations/
Yesterday, the finalists for the 2020 Independent Games Festival awards were announced, led by indie hits including Mutazione, Untitled Goose Games, and A Short Hike. Now it's time to take a look at the shortlist for this year's Game Developers Choice Awards.

Speaking Simulator is a game about an android with anxiety who's trying to pass as human
https://www.pcgamer.com/speaking-simulator-is-a-game-about-an-android-with-anxiety-whos-trying-to-pass-as-human/
Speaking Simulator, on the surface at least, is very clearly a gag game in the vein of, say, Goat Simulator. The premise—you're an android trying to infiltrate human society through the power of casual conversations, a process that involves using WASD keys to manipulate your tongue while simultaneously maneuvering your jaw with your mouse—is is inherently silly. But it's also apparently quite good: Jody said in 2018 that it "turned out to be one of the best upcoming games I saw at PAX Australia" that year.

Blizzard details Hearthstone nerfs and Battlegrounds buffs coming later this week
https://www.pcgamer.com/blizzard-details-hearthstone-nerfs-and-battlegrounds-buffs-coming-later-this-week/
(...)Hearthstone designer Dean Ayala said on Twitter last week that another balance patch was in the works because some of the Galakrond decks "are just a touch more powerful than they need to be." That patch isn't expected to go live until later this week, but the changes have now been detailed on the Hearthstone forums.

The Surge 2 'Kraken' expansion visits a strange dystopian suburbia
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-surge-2-kraken-expansion-visits-a-strange-outer-space-suburbia/
The Surge 2 is getting an expansion next week in the form of Kraken, which transports the player to a giant decommissioned aircraft carrier which has been converted into a garish kind of suburbia. In other words, you'll be carving limbs off robots in a setting that's fairly unusual for the series, which is always fun. There's an official trailer below.

Exit the Gungeon will release for PC 'early this year'
https://www.pcgamer.com/exit-the-gungeon-will-release-for-pc-early-this-year/
Released exclusively for Apple Arcade last year, Exit the Gungeon is a spin-off of the beloved Enter the Gungeon. Basically, rather than delving downwards through increasingly dangerous dungeons, in the spin-off you're climbing upwards (usually via a hurtling elevator) in order to escape. The biggest difference is that the spin-off is viewed from a side-on perspective, rather than the original game's top-down perspective.

Hitman 2 is winding down, but Sean Bean is coming back
https://www.pcgamer.com/hitman-2-is-winding-down-but-sean-bean-is-coming-back/
Hitman 2's final mission launched back in September, so Agent 47's latest outing is now winding down. Thanks to the holidays and its anniversary, it was busy at the end of the year, but things are going to be a bit quieter now that we're in 2020. At least you'll be able to hunt down Sean Bean again.

Watch the Planeswalker classes in action in the new gameplay trailer for Magic: Legends
https://www.pcgamer.com/watch-the-planeswalker-classes-in-action-in-the-new-gameplay-trailer-for-magic-legends/
The first gameplay footage of Magic: Legends has been released and displays how the card game adaptation will work as an action MMO. You can view the trailer embedded above, via Game Informer.



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Let's go with the last of the news, at least for this week:

SALES & DEALS

Sundered: Eldritch Edition is free on the Epic Games Store until January 16th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/sundered-eldritch-edition-is-free-on-the-epic-games-store-until-january-16th/
Thunder Lotus and Epic Games are currently giving away for free Sundered: Eldritch Edition on the Epic Games Store. From today and until January 16th, PC gamers can visit the game’s EGS page and acquire their free copy.
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Going into more details, Sundered: Eldritch Edition includes the Magnate of the Gong update, adding local co-op multiplayer support for up to 4 players. Moreover, the Eldritch Edition comes with new areas. Not only that, but it also features a chaotic battle against the new Magnate of the Gong boss.
>> And the next one will be Horace.

Toss a few coins at Humble's The Witcher sale and save up to 85%
https://www.pcgamer.com/toss-a-few-coins-at-humbles-the-witcher-sale-and-save-up-to-85/
Humble's Winter Sale is in season, and along with deals on thousands of games it's a great time to toss a coin at The Witcher series on the Humble Store. From now until January 23, you'll find The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and its Game of The Year Edition (which includes its two expansions) for 70 percent off. That makes The Witcher 3 $12 and the GOTY Edition $15, a nice savings, especially if you missed Steam's last sale.
>> The sale ends on January 23.

Steam is reportedly planning another sale really soon
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/steam-is-reportedly-planning-another-sale-really-soon/
With only ten days passed since the Steam Winter sale, Valve is reportedly planning another sale really soon. While nothing is officially confirmed yet, it does sound like it is probably happening sooner than later.
A message from Valve to their partners has recently posted on Reddit, announcing the Steam Lunar New Year sale. According to the message the sale will take place on January 23rd and will last for five days.
The same thing happened last year, but instead of January the sale took place in early February. Right now we do not have any information regarding which games will be available for purchase or how much they will be discounted during the sale. We will make sure to let you know if anything changes.

Fanatical has 5 new deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.1.1 released, optimized for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/amd-radeon-adrenalin-2020-edition-20-1-1-released-optimized-for-monster-hunter-world-iceborne/
AMD has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.1.1 driver offers optimal performance in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.
This driver also comes with multiple bug fixes. For instance, it fixes a game crash and DXGI dialogue error when running Mechwarrior 5 using HDMI and Radeon FreeSync display configurations. It also resolves some stuttering issues during gameplay in Lost Ark. Furthermore, it fixes screen flashing when launching Resident Evil 2 Remake using DirectX 12 API.
>> Available from here.

MODS/EMULATORS

Someone is working on a Final Fantasy 7 Midgar Mod for Fallout 4
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/someone-is-working-on-a-final-fantasy-7-midgar-mod-for-fallout-4/
Andy Faulk is currently working on a Final Fantasy 7 mod for Fallout 4. This mod aims to bring the entire Midgar map to Bethesda’s RPG, and you can find below a video showcasing it. According to the modder, everything in this mod is based on FF7’s original pre-rendered backgrounds.
The modder is currently recruiting level designers. His aim is to remake most -- if not all -- areas from FFVII using just Fallout’s stock assets more or less. The modder also plans to add new custom assets and meshes if necessary.

GAMING NEWS

New Resident Evil 3 Remake details: no multiple endings, no Mercenaries mode, Carlos to be playable
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/new-resident-evil-3-remake-details-no-multiple-endings-no-mercenaries-mode-carlos-to-be-playable/
Resident Evil 3 Remake, also known as Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, is one of the most anticipated games of 2020. In an interview with PlayStation Magazine UK, producer Peter Fabiano revealed some interesting new details.

Elden Ring will be shown in the Tapei Game Show 2020
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/elden-ring-will-be-shown-in-the-tapei-game-show-2020/
FromSoftware’s new IP will be in the Tapei Game Show next month. Sony has confirmed all the games that will bring to the game show in Taiwan, and Elden Ring in one of them. Now we have no idea if they will actually show gameplay or just another trailer of the upcoming open-world action RPG.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Patch 10.12.00 adds High Resolution Textures, DX12, Fidelity FX & more
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/monster-hunter-world-iceborne-patch-10-12-00-adds-high-resolution-textures-dx12-fidelity-fx-more/
Capcom has just released Monster Hunter World: Iceborne on the PC. Alongside the expansion, the Japanese team released a brand new update for both Iceborne and the base game. Patch 10.12.00 brings a lot of improvements, as well as a DirectX 12 renderer.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood RTX Patch adds Ray Tracing Reflections and DLSS, available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/wolfenstein-youngblood-rtx-patch-adds-ray-tracing-reflections-and-dlss-available-for-download/
MachineGames and NVIDIA have released a new patch for Wolfenstein: Youngblood that adds support for the promised RTX effects. This new patch enables Ray Tracing reflections, as well as support for DLSS.

Take a look at the real-time ray tracing effects of Boundary
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/take-a-look-at-the-real-time-ray-tracing-effects-of-boundary/
Surgical Scalpels has shared a new video, showcasing the real-time ray tracing effects of Boundary. From what we can see, the team has used RTX in order to enhance the game’s reflections.

New Assassin’s Creed: Ragnarok details potentially leaked, to be announced in February & release in September 2020
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/new-assassins-creed-ragnarok-details-potentially-leaked-to-be-announced-in-february-release-in-september-2020/
A new leak for Assassin’s Creed: Ragnarok surfaced yesterday. At first, we were a bit hesitant about this as it originates from 4Chan. However, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier has stated that some of these details are actually legit. Therefore, we’ve decided to go ahead and share this latest rumour with you.



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Friday news, part two:

Save the cutest cat in the universe in pastel brawler Super Crush KO, out next week
https://www.pcgamer.com/save-the-cutest-cat-in-the-universe-in-pastel-brawler-super-crush-ko-out-next-week/
Super Crush KO is a fast-paced brawler that blends beat-em-up with run n' gun combat. You play as Karen on her mission to save her cat Chubbz, a.k.a The Cutest Cat in the Universe, from a robot army controlled by a fashionable alien commander. The machines are also trying to enslave humanity, but saving Chubbz is a top priority.

Hearthstone's new solo adventure launches January 21, adds 35 new cards
https://www.pcgamer.com/hearthstones-new-solo-adventure-launches-january-21-adds-35-new-cards/
Presumably because it's hard to keep the arrival of an enormous, world-ending dragon under wraps for too long, Blizzard has announced that Galakrond's Awakening is scheduled to land on January 21. For those not keeping up with Hearthstone's current scaly shenanigans, said Awakening is the new solo adventure that's coming as part of the Descent of Dragons expansion.

Doom and Doom 2 now run at 60 fps thanks to a new patch from Bethesda
https://www.pcgamer.com/doom-and-doom-2-now-run-at-60-fps-thanks-to-a-new-patch-from-bethesda/
The original Doom and Doom 2 were great shooters in their own right, but what made them enduring was their support for external WADs—new levels created by fans and shared through pre-internet BBSes and commercially available CD collections. Now Bethesda has brought some of that functionality to the game, minus the hassle of dicking around with a DOS prompt, with the addition of support for "add-ons," a curated list of official Doom and Doom 2 content plus "some of the best community episodes and megawads," that will be accessible from the main menu of both games.

Online WW2 shooter Days of War leaves Early Access at the end of the month
https://www.pcgamer.com/online-ww2-shooter-days-of-war-leaves-early-access-at-the-end-of-the-month/
We first took notice of the multiplayer Second World War FPS Days of War in early 2017, when we said that it appeared to be aiming for a higher skill ceiling than other online shooters: "Anytime you see 'Challenging Recoil' listed as a selling point in a trailer you know the game means business." Three years down the road, Driven Arts and Graffiti Games have dropped a new trailer to announce that the full release has been set for January 30.

Dota Underlords is leaving Early Access in February
https://www.pcgamer.com/dota-underlords-is-leaving-early-access-in-february/
This week's Dota Underlords update was accompanied by the news that it's almost broken free of Early Access and will soon hit 1.0. It launched on Steam back in June, and in February the first season will officially kick off.

Lucasfilm wanted Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to be about bounty hunters and blasters
https://www.pcgamer.com/lucasfilm-wanted-star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-to-be-about-bounty-hunters-and-blasters/
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order would have had a very different name and focus if Lucasfilm got its way when Respawn initially pitched the Force-powered action game. According to game director Stig Asmussen, the company had to be convinced to green-light a game about lightsabers and Jedi.

Apex Legends is throwing a two-week fancy party
https://www.pcgamer.com/apex-legends-is-throwing-a-two-week-fancy-party/
Apex Legends is hosting an irresponsibly long party, starting on January 14 and running for two weeks. There won't be piles of Ferrero Rocher, I'm afraid, as this Grand Soirée is not that kind of party. Instead of fine dining and polite conversation, expect murder, new and returning limited-time modes, and prizes.

Finally, after a very long time, it's time to check the GOG and Steam deals for the weekend:

+GOG

+Steam

And that's it. 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.

It's Monday *sigh* and these are the news:

SALES & DEALS

Steam's Top 10

  1. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
  2. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Digital Deluxe
  3. Red Dead Redemption 2
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  6. MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD
  7. PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
  8. STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order
  9. ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIV
  10. Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

Monster Hunter World’s Steam players are tripled since December, Capcom aware of performance issues
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/monster-hunter-worlds-steam-players-are-tripled-since-december-capcom-aware-of-performance-issues/
After its initial release on the consoles in September of last year, the expansion for Monster Hunter World has finally released yesterday for PC, along with Patch 10.12.00. Unfortunately Iceborne seems to have serious optimization issues.
Right now the game’s rating on Steam is ‘Mostly Negative’. Most of the negative reviews express disappointment regarding the game’s performance. Even so, the number of players has been tripled since December, meaning numerous people were excited for the release of Iceborne.

GOG's new weekly sale, filled with Sci-Fi games, features up to 95% discounts: https://www.gog.com/promo/20200113_weekly_sale

Steam has two new deals:

And Fanatical has three new sales:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS/EMULATORS

Fifth developer diary video released for the Morrowind Remake mod for Skyrim, Skywind
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/fifth-developer-diary-video-released-for-the-morrowind-remake-mod-for-skyrim-skywind/
The team behind the ambitious Morrowind Remake mod for Skyrim, Skywind, has released its fifth developer video. According to the team, the project has made immense progress since the last video. Therefore, this video will give you a better idea of where the project stands now.

Land of Vominhem, The Witcher 3-inspired fan expansion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, released
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/land-of-vominhem-the-witcher-3-inspired-fan-expansion-for-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-released/
Modder ‘venjhammet’ has released a new fan expansion for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Land of Vominhem is heavily inspired by The Witcher 3’s Skellige and brings to the game a large archipelagic and cold land.
This expansion features five islands which are: the Mainland itself, Fallvern, Frostfang, Northwind Bane and Banefrost islands. Moreover, this expansion is available for both the Original and the Special Edition versions of Skyrim. This expansion is also roughly the size of Solstheim and has dozens of locations to discover and explore.
>> This mod is available from Nexus Mods: head over here to get it for the Vanilla edition or go here instead for the Special Edition one.

This 4GB HD Texture Pack for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim overhauls almost all of its textures
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/this-4gb-hd-texture-pack-for-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-overhauls-almost-all-of-its-textures/
Modder ‘Pfuscher’ has released a brand new version of his HD Texture Pack for Skyrim Special Edition. According to its description, the “Skyrim 2020 Textures by Pfuscher” mod aims to completely overhaul almost all of the game’s textures.
The latest version of this HD Texture Pack is 4GB in size and you can download it from here. Do note that this is only for Skyrim Special Edition. Moreover, there is an alternative HD Texture Pack add-on for Whiterun’s streets.

Slayer’s Testaments is a Doom Eternal mod for the original Quake, early version released
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/slayers-testaments-is-a-doom-eternal-mod-for-the-original-quake-early-version-released/
Modder ‘jackoneill45’ has released a pretty cool mod for the original Quake game. As the title suggests, Slayer’s Testaments brings the enemies, weapons and gameplay mechanics of Doom 2016 and Doom Eternal to Quake.
Slayer’s Testaments takes advantage of the Dark Places Engine, and actually looks retro-cool. This is a mod that a lot of Doom fans will appreciate as… well… it’s a free Doom game.
The mod allows you to play Quake’s four episodes with the enemies and weapons from Doom Eternal. Moreover, it comes with some re-imagined maps from Doom 2016 and classic Doom.
Unfortunately, there are some balancing issues right now with the Quake campaign. For example, the mod replaces the Ogres with the tougher Hell Knights. Not only that, but their hitboxes are not that accurate. Ammo is also sparse so most of the times you won’t really feel as the Doomslayer.
>> You can get it from Discord.

Mortal Kombat Project Ultimate Update 2019/2020 content pack #3 adds new stages and characters
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/mortal-kombat-project-ultimate-update-2019-2020-content-pack-3-adds-new-stages-and-characters/
Gui Santos has released a new “after release” content pack for Mortal Kombat Project Ultimate Update 2019/2020. This pack brings new stages and characters to the free Mortal Kombat MUGEN game.
Going into more details, this pack adds the Pit Day and Destroyed Warriors Shrine. It also adds the Evil Pit and the Pit 2 Evening stages. Furthermore, you can find the Blood Zone, Dark Wasteland, Goro’s Lair and The Pit 2 Bottom Alternative.
The improved characters are: MK2 Smoke, MK2 Tremor, MK1 Tremor, MK1 Smoke, Human Sektor and Noob Saibot.
You can download this latest content pack from here. Do note that you’ll need the full game in order to apply this pack. You can download Mortal Kombat Project Ultimate Update 2019/2020 from here.

This mod for Red Dead Redemption 2 allows you to rob banks
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/this-mod-for-red-dead-redemption-2-allows-you-to-rob-banks/
Unlosing and Jedijosh920 have released a really cool mod for Red Dead Redemption 2. As the title suggests, this mod allows you to rob any of the supported banks in Red Dead Redemption 2. Furthermore, and once you rob a bank, you’ll be wanted by the law.
From what I can tell, this mod basically uses the mechanics from one of the game’s main mission. In case you haven’t played the game, you’ll have to rob a bank at a certain point. Thus, the modders have borrowed all those gameplay mechanics, allowing you to rob any bank in the game.
>> I'm surprised to discover that you couldn't do it in the game.You can get this mod from Nexus Mods, but you'll need ScriptHookRDR2 to make it work.

Third preview video released for The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project 11.0 Toussaint
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/third-preview-video-released-for-the-witcher-3-hd-reworked-project-11-0-toussaint/
Halk Hogan PL has released the third preview video for The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project 11.0 Toussaint. This new video showcases some of the new textures that the latest version of this HD Texture Pack will feature.

New version of Ultra Exterior Lighting Mod for Fallout 4 adds more dynamic light sources to exteriors
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/new-version-of-ultra-exterior-lighting-mod-for-fallout-4-adds-more-dynamic-light-sources-to-exteriors/
Gargorias has released a brand new version of his Ultra Exterior Lighting mod for Fallout 4. This mod, in case you weren’t aware of, adds shadow cast lights to many of the physical light sources in the Fallout 4 exterior world including Far Harbor and Nukaworld.
The mod enhances more than 1500+ physical lights. All these physical lights now have shadow cast lights for them in place of the non-shadow cast ones. Moreover, almost all the new shadow casts lights use a trigger box that swaps them to their non-shadow cast version at X distance from player depending on the location and other factors.
Its latest version removes the flicker effect from the cage bulb light at the Robotics Disposal Ground and softens the shadowing. It also adds 2 more dynamic lights at the National Guard Training Area. Furthermore, West Everett Estates now has 11 new dynamic lights. Not only that, but all 13 Residential Street Lamps in Diamond City now have dynamic lights.
>> If you want it, go to Nexus Mods.

Modders have created a Harry Potter RPG game in Minecraft that you can download later this month
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/modders-have-created-a-harry-potter-rpg-game-in-minecraft-that-you-can-download-later-this-month/
Now here is something really cool. Floo Network has shared a video, showing a Harry Potter RPG in Minecraft. This mod will come out, hopefully, by the end of January 2020 and has the player attend Hogwarts.
What’s really amazing here is that this map/mod features custom quests and puzzles that players can complete. Naturally, and since this is a Minecraft mod, you can either play solo or with your friends.

This Skyrim mod mimics Sekiro's brilliant combat
https://www.pcgamer.com/this-skyrim-mod-mimics-sekiros-brilliant-combat/
The latest attempt to try and mod some engaging combat into Skyrim draws inspiration from arguably the best duelling game around: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Lucky Skyrim. Check out modder Lert Krush's Skyrim Die Twice test video above.
Creaky animations aside, it looks like a pretty faithful adaptation of Sekiro's incredibly tense sword fights. In Skyrim, unmodded melee amounts to just hitting stuff and occasionally blocking. It's not great, but it is very accessible. With this Sekiro mod, however, you need to wear your opponent down by deflecting their attacks, which drains their stamina and eventually staggers them, giving you an opening.
Enemies can do the same to you, but thankfully the mod also gives you ninja-like agility, letting you roll out of the way and, if your enemy is a cowardly archer, deflect their arrows. The mod also borrows some of the visual cues Sekiro uses, helping you to nail the timing.
While the mod is finished, you can't rush off to somewhere like Nexus Mods to download it just yet. Lert Krush originally created it just for themselves, but the reception to their videos has been positive enough to make them want to release it so we can all give it a try, but there's one speed bump. It's a modification of Ultimate Combat SE, so they'll need to get permission from its creator before the mod can be published.

GAMING NEWS

Ys Net released a timeline for backer physical rewards and patch 1.03 for Shenmue III
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/ys-net-released-a-timeline-for-backer-physical-rewards-and-patch-1-03-for-shenmue-iii/
We already informed you about the rumor regarding the potential development of Shenmue IV. Ys Net recently released patch 1.03 for Shenmue III. Unfortunately there are no patch notes at this time. We will make sure to update this article if the notes surface online.
Ys Net also released a timeline for physical rewards on its Kickstarter page. Some of these rewards are a collectible figure, a watch, vintage grab bags and several other. You can see the whole list here, along with the reward timeline.

Lenna’s Inception, top-down Zelda-inspired action adventure game, is coming to Steam on January 17th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/lennas-inception-top-down-zelda-inspired-action-adventure-game-is-coming-to-steam-on-january-17th/
Bytten Studio has announced that its top-down procedurally generated action-adventure game, Lenna’s Inception, will come out on Steam on January 17th. Lenna’s Inception is heavily inspired by the classic Zelda games, and appears to be a must-have for those seeking such a title on the PC.

Awesome Games Done Quick sets new record, by raising $3.1 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/awesome-games-done-quick-sets-new-record-by-raising-3-1-million-for-the-prevent-cancer-foundation/
Awesome Games Done Quick has launched last week its annual speedrunning marathon. Today, this marathon came to the end and AGDQ has set a new record by raising more than $3.1 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Monster Hunter World’s PC performance issues may be caused by its anti-cheat, workaround discovered
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/monster-hunter-worlds-pc-performance-issues-may-be-caused-by-its-anti-cheat-workaround-discovered/
The latest big expansion for Monster Hunter World, Iceborne, is finally available on the PC. However, the game’s latest update brought major performance issues to both the main game and its expansion. And from the looks of it, these PC performance issues are mainly due to the new anti-cheat DRM that Capcom has implemented.
>> Oh, dear...



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Monday news, part two:

VVVVVV goes open source for its 10 year anniversary
https://www.pcgamer.com/vvvvvv-goes-open-source-for-its-10-year-anniversary/
VVVVVV, Terry Cavanagh's gravity-flipping platformer, is a decade old, and to mark the occasion Cavanagh has decided to make it open source. The news was revealed at AGDQ today, and you can get your hands on the source code now via GitHub.

Hop in your flying car and hunt down bounties in Blue Drifter
https://www.pcgamer.com/hop-in-your-flying-car-and-hunt-down-bounties-in-blue-drifter/
Sokpop Collective is a prolific developer of tiny games, releasing a whopping two of its wee experiments every month. The latest, appearing on itch.io yesterday, is the stylish Blue Drifter, a bounty hunting game set on a miserable, wet planet.

The White Door is a new, more 'personal' Rusty Lake game about memories and color
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-white-door-is-a-new-more-personal-rusty-lake-game-about-memories-and-color/
The Rusty Lake games, very loosely speaking, are point-and-click adventures, but it's closer to the mark to describe them as strange, interactive narrative experiences, with hypnotic music, sedate narration, and an aura of death and menace hanging over everything. (...)
A new game was added to the series yesterday called The White Door, and while it looks and sounds a lot like previous Rusty Lake games, the developers say that it's actually quite different from their previous releases, mechanically and in the more "personal" story it tells about a man named Robert, an employee at a bird seed company (which will likely prove relevant in some odd way) who's been institutionalized for... some reason.

Bungie is raising funds for Australian firefighters with a limited-edition Destiny 2 T-shirt
https://www.pcgamer.com/bungie-is-raising-funds-for-australian-firefighters-with-a-limited-edition-destiny-2-t-shirt/
In yesterday's This Week at Bungie update, the Destiny 2 studio revealed plans to raise funds to support firefighters and conservation efforts through the sale of a limited-edition t-shirt. The shirt will be available for pre-order on the Bungie Store from January 16 until the weekly reset at 9 am PT/12 pm ET on February 18. Bungie is still working on the design, but said that a "preview" will be shared early next week; anyone who purchases the shirt will also get a code for the Star Light, Star Bright emblem.

Fantasy air combat game The Falconeer is looking better and better in new teasers
https://www.pcgamer.com/fantasy-air-combat-game-the-falconeer-is-looking-better-and-better-in-new-teasers/
Who wants to ride a giant bird into battle, soaring into fantasy aerial dogfights against dragons, airships, and whatever a razor beetle is? I do, and so do you probably. We last saw some of indie game The Falconeer last year after Gamescom, but it has come a ways since then and only looks better.

GTA 4 is no longer being sold on Steam
https://www.pcgamer.com/gta-4-is-no-longer-being-sold-on-steam/
Grand Theft Auto 4's Steam page no longer lets you buy the game, though there's no explanation why. GTA Vice City did vanish from the marketplace briefly back in 2012 due to a copyright claim over its inclusion of the song Wanna Be Startin' Something by Michael Jackson, but Rockstar have been more on the ball with licencing issues since then. As recently as 2018, GTA 4 was patched to replace several songs from Vladivostok FM in advance of their licences expiring.

Legends of Runeterra, the League of Legends card game, begins open beta testing next week
https://www.pcgamer.com/legends-of-runeterra-the-league-of-legends-card-game-begins-open-beta-next-week/
We described Riot's League of Legends-based card battler Legends of Runeterra last October as having "more than a passing resemblance to Hearthstone and Artifact," while still being more than a straight-up clone of either. A few lucky followers have been able to try it for themselves in previous "preview patches," but on January 24 the game will become available to everyone with the start of the open beta.

First-person puzzler of lights and killer shadows, Lightmatter, releases this week
https://www.pcgamer.com/first-person-puzzler-of-lights-and-killer-shadows-lightmatter-releases-this-week/
Lightmatter is a devious-looking first person puzzle game set to release on January 15th where you manipulate light sources to get from point A to point B—mostly due to all the flesh-eating shadows in between you and the exits from any given room. This is definitely one for fans of Antichamber, The Talos Principle, Manifold Garden, or Portal. It has that story-driven twist, too, with a primary antagonist by voice actor David Bateson—that’s Agent 47 to the unfamiliar. I like how it looks—an attractive aesthetic with a thick-lined, high-contrast art style that really suits it and looks smooth in play.

AI War 2 has a huge new update making strategy’s toughest AI even harder
https://www.pcgamer.com/ai-war-2-has-a-huge-new-update-making-strategys-toughest-ai-even-harder/
Space grand strategy-RTS hybrid AI War 2 has a new patch which cranks up the difficulty by making the vicious AI even more vicious with stronger defenses and increased tactical acuity. With patch notes at nearly 15k words the 1.3 update, per the developers, “almost feels like a sequel in some ways, which is how we like it.” AI War 2 is the sequel to AI War: Fleet Command, a game with what is probably the most fiendishly clever and competitive AI opponents ever in a strategy game. AI War 2 is just as intense, and as the name implies the highlight of the series is just how good the AI opponent is.

The Borderlands 3 Takedown at Maliwan Blacksite event has been moved back
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-borderlands-3-takedown-at-maliwan-blacksite-event-has-been-moved-back/
Takedown at Maliwan Blacksite is an endgame raid in Borderlands 3 that's balanced for a full party of four maximum-level Vault Hunters. But for a limited time, it'll be set to scale down for your party size—though not your level. That means you'll be able to take it on with a small group or even solo, but even then you should be level 50 before you give it a shot. The rewards stay the same, so it'll be a good time for looting.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Outback Pack profits will be used for Australian wildfire relief
https://www.pcgamer.com/call-of-duty-modern-warfares-outback-pack-profits-will-be-used-for-australian-wildfire-relief/
Infinity Ward has joined a growing number of developers and publishers raising awareness about Australia's wildfire crisis, an annual problem that has been made all the more devastating this season thanks to climate change. The studio has rebranded some Call of Duty: Modern Warfare DLC, the profits from which will be donated to support those affected by the fires.

Explore a cake-filled underworld in free Metroidvania Satan Loves Cake
https://www.pcgamer.com/explore-a-cake-filled-underworld-in-free-metroidvania-satan-loves-cake/
In a cartoonish underworld, Satan spends his days stuffing cake into his mouth, while a demonic version of The Great British Bake-Off plays on the TV. And then, in one moment, all the cake is gone. So, he has to get up and find some, filling his belly with treats that spew from defeated enemies.



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The Tuesday news:

SALES & DEALS

Steam has a new deal and a bunch of weeklong deals:

Fanatical has two new bundles:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS/EMULATORS

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GAMING NEWS

Here are 9 new screenshots for Half-Life: Alyx
https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/here-are-9-new-screenshots-for-half-life-alyx/
Valve News Network has shared a new video, showing nine new screenshots for Half-Life: Alyx. These new screenshots showcase some of the game’s environments, as well as its high quality materials/assets.

Next Assassin’s Creed game may not be called Ragnarok, Amazon listing & leaked blurry screenshot fake
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/next-assassins-creed-game-wont-be-called-ragnarok-amazon-listing-leaked-blurry-screenshot-were-fake/
A few days ago, Chris reported about a possible leak of Assassin’s Creed: Ragnarok on Amazon. However, it appears that this “leak” was fake. Not only that, but video-games industry insider ZhugeEX claims that the game will not be called Ragnarok.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Y4S4.2 Update released, full patch notes revealed
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/tom-clancys-rainbow-six-siege-y4s4-2-update-released-full-patch-notes-revealed/
Ubisoft has released a new major update for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. According to the release notes, Patch Y4S4.2 fixes the Clash exploit, as well as the Operator hitboxes that could sometimes clip through reinforced walls and be shot.

Marvel’s Avengers has been delayed until September 4th, 2020
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/marvels-avengers-has-been-delayed-until-september-4th-2020/
Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have announced that Marvel’s Avengers has been delayed until September 4th, 2020. According to Crystal Dynamics, this delay is that so the team can deliver the ultimate Avengers gaming experience.



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Tuesday news, part two:

Failbetter's next games are 'likely to play very differently' from Sunless Sea and Sunless Skies
https://www.pcgamer.com/failbetters-next-games-are-likely-to-play-very-differently-from-sunless-sea-and-sunless-skies/
Fallen London, the browser-based progenitor of Sunless Sea and Sunless Skies, is celebrating a decade of weirdness and wonderful prose. It's a big achievement given the declining popularity of browser games, and the trickiness in making them profitable. As well as concluding the long-running Ambition storylines, the Failbetter team hosted an AMA that hinted at the series' future.

GTA 4 was removed from Steam because of Games for Windows Live
https://www.pcgamer.com/gta-4-is-no-longer-being-sold-on-steam/
Update: Rockstar has released a statement confirming our speculation that Games for Windows Live is to blame for the removal of Grand Theft Auto 4 from Steam.
"Grand Theft Auto 4 was originally created for the Games For Windows Live platform. With Microsoft no longer supporting Games For Windows Live, it is no longer possible to generate the additional keys needed to continue selling the current version of the game," a Rockstar rep said. "We are looking at other options for distributing GTA4 for PC and will share more information as soon as we can."

Control and Death Stranding get 8 nominations each for the 2020 DICE Awards
https://www.pcgamer.com/control-and-death-stranding-get-eight-nominations-each-for-the-2020-dice-awards/
Control and Death Stranding lead the nominations for the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' 23rd annual DICE Awards, which will be handed out at a ceremony that will cap off the week-long DICE Summit in February.

Fallout 76 Wastelanders testing begins this week
https://www.pcgamer.com/fallout-76-wastelanders-testing-begins-this-week/
The Fallout 76 Wastelanders update promises to do big things for Bethesda's multiplayer survival sim through the addition of NPCs and companions, a new story quest, dialog options, and other options that will hopefully make it, you know, more Fallout-like. (...)
A "small number" of Fallout 76 players will soon have an opportunity to see what the big update will deliver, by way of a https://fallout.bethesda.net/en/article/6Q8uNfDvJ9ywNGKgzOH9gC/fallout-76-wastelanders-private-test-server-coming-this-month" target="_blank">Private Test Server that's set to go live later this week. The test will be PC only, and sounds pretty restrictive: Players invited to take part will be required to sign an NDA, and will not be allowed to stream, record, or even discuss the test sessions. Testing will take place on a Wastelanders-specific development build of the game, "and you should expect to encounter issues during gameplay," Bethesda warned.

Ubisoft is making a 100-player autobattler
https://www.pcgamer.com/ubisoft-is-making-a-100-player-autobattler/
Two of the biggest things to happen in the videogame industry over the last couple of years are battle royale and Auto Chess, known more generically as "autobattlers." If you've ever wondered what might happen if someone were to mash them together in some sort of "autobattler royale," January 30 will be your lucky day, because that's when Ubisoft will officially launch Might and Magic: Chess Royale, the first 100 player autobattler.

Build a thriving hive in free bee management game Hive Time
https://www.pcgamer.com/build-a-thriving-hive-in-free-bee-management-game-hive-time/
Do you think a beehive just happens? No, in the world of PC games at least, it takes planning, and building, and researching, and gathering, all of which you've been surely learnt after playing countless management and strategy games. Hive Time is a bee colony management game where you have to expand your hive, manage it, and defend it from nature's biggest jerk, the wasp.

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Kickstarter launches in early February
https://www.pcgamer.com/pathfinder-wrath-of-the-righteous-kickstarter-launches-early-february/
Owlcat Games has announced that it is launching a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the next game in the CRPG Pathfinder series, Wrath of the Righteous. In a news post on Owlcat's official website, the team explains that the Kickstarter will launch on February 4th.

Last Oasis trailer shows off what you'll be doing in the ambitious MMO
https://www.pcgamer.com/last-oasis-trailer-shows-off-what-youll-be-doing-in-the-ambitious-mmo/
I've got a terrible craving for an MMO at the moment, and Last Oasis continues to look like it will scratch that itch. Thankfully, after a delay, it's approaching its Early Access launch, due in the first part of 2020. In the meantime, a new trailer gives us a better idea of what we'll be getting up to when it appears. Give it a watch above.

Epic's weekly free games will continue through 2020
https://www.pcgamer.com/epic-confirms-that-weekly-free-games-will-continue-through-2020/
2019 came to an end a couple of weeks ago, but the Epic Games Store's weekly giveaways did not. In fact, it finished the year with a flurry and then started 2020 with a three-fer, before settling back into what appeared to be a familiar one-a-week pattern. Today, Epic finally made it official: Weekly free games are here to stay for 2020.



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