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Zarx changed his avatar again. Thoughts?

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"Kentucky Route Zero's last episode is finally out today"

Bloody hell, I thought that would never happen. It's very weird, yet really enjoyable experience, but I guess I would need to play it all from the beginning, it's been quite a while since the last episode, 2016 or something like that,



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I've bought it and been playing Temtem for two days already. Best Pokémon game in decades :P



 

 

 

 

 

The news:

SALES & DEALS

Steam has two new daily deals (both of the same franchise) as well as two new Midweek Madness deals;

Fanatical has a new bundle: the Tower Defense Bundle with 3 games at an 81% discount for the next 7 days: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/tower-defense-bundle

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS/EMULATORS

The Last of Us, God of War 3, LittleBigPlanet 3 and more run significantly faster now on the PC via RPCS3
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/the-last-of-us-god-of-war-3-littlebigplanet-3-and-more-run-significantly-faster-now-on-the-pc-via-rpcs3/
A few days ago, we shared a video in which the RPCS3 showcased a number of games running on the PC via the Playstation 3 emulator, RPCS3. And today, we are happy to report that this PS3 emulator can run various games faster than before.
Whatcookie, one of the RPCS3 contributors, has managed to significantly improve performance in a lot of games that use Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA). This Anti-Aliasing method made use of the PS3’s CELL SPU cores to take load off the weak PS3 GPU to give it more time to push impressive visuals and was first used in God of War 3 back in 2010.
Whatcookie’s recent changes allow the RPCS3 team to patch SPU ELF’s directly. This allows them to patch multiple games, various game regions and versions without having to do them separately on a game-by-game basis. Sadly, the patch doesn’t work with every game that uses MLAA as some games load it in a way that cannot be patched yet.
For instance, the patch for The Last of Us, is actually one of those titles which cannot be patched with the new SPU Elf method. However, Whatcookie went ahead and patched the game specifically as well.
The following video showcases most of the PS3 games known to use MLAA that work with the patch. Some of the missed games include Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, which did see SPU usage decrease, however frame-rates didn’t change much. Motorstorm Apocalypse also saw a small performance improvement and probably a few more we missed.

You can now play as Geralt from The Witcher 3 in Resident Evil 2 Remake
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/you-can-now-play-as-geralt-from-the-witcher-3-in-resident-evil-2-remake/
A few days ago, we informed you about a mod that allowed you to play as Ciri from The Witcher 3 in Resident Evil 2 Remake. And today, we are happy to report that Wiwilz released a new mod, allowing you to play as Geralt in Capcom’s third-person horror title.
Contrary to the Ciri mod, it appears that there are facial animations for this Geralt mod. However, I’m not certain whether the lip-syncing is perfect here. For what it’s worth, the modder may add facial animations to the Ciri mod in a future version.
Furthermore, the mod will remove Leon’s head. This basically means that this mod is not compatible with the other DLC costumes, except Arklay Sheriff. Also, Geralt’s swords will stay on his back while wielding the knife.
You can download this The Witcher 3 Geralt mod for Resident Evil 2 Remake from here. Do note that you will need fluffyquack’s mod manager in order to install it.

GAMING NEWS

Here are 87 minutes of gameplay from System Shock Remake
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-87-minutes-of-gameplay-from-system-shock-remake/
System Shock Remake and System Shock 3 have both been in development for quite some time. These are completely different projects from two completely different development teams. Nightdive Studios, the developers of the remake, had a demo stream where they played through the demo. This is a special demo of a different pre-alpha build.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare January 28th Update released, fixes exploit, full patch notes
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-january-28th-update-released-fixes-exploit-full-patch-notes/
Infinity Ward has released a brand new update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. According to the release notes, the January 28th update fixes an exploit in Ground War via ATV. Moreover, it brings some weapon balance tweaks.

Destiny 2 Update 2.7.1 released, improves performance, fixes bugs, combat tweaks, full patch notes
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/destiny-2-update-2-7-1-released-improves-performance-fixes-bugs-combat-tweaks-full-patch-notes/
Bungie has released a brand new update for Destiny 2. According to the release notes, Update 2.7.1 improves performance when receiving certain messages from the server. Moreover, it improves performance in both PIT OF HERESY and GARDEN OF SALVATION.
>> Sadly, it also brought a nasty problem. You can read more on the second news post.

The creative director of Watch Dogs: Legion talks to BBC
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/the-creative-director-of-watch-dogs-legion-talks-to-bbc/
The game’s creative director Clint Hocking has given an interview to Journalist Marc Cieslak inside the game. Both of them were digitally scanned into the game’s engine as you can see in the video at the end of the article.



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Part two of the news:

Sea of Thieves launches the Affiliate Alliance to help you find a crew
https://www.pcgamer.com/sea-of-thieves-launches-the-affiliate-alliance-to-help-you-find-a-crew/
I'm lucky enough to have a regular Sea of Thieves crew, but not every pirate is blessed with a winning personality that sees people just flock to them. That's where the new Affiliate Alliance, just introduced today, comes in.

Oops! Destiny 2's newest update is deleting rare enhancement materials
https://www.pcgamer.com/oops-destiny-2s-newest-update-is-deleting-rare-enhancement-materials/
Destiny 2 update 2.7.1 rolled out a little earlier today, making the usual sort of tweaks, bug fixes, and miscellaneous changes that come in hotfixes—it improved performance in the Chamber of Suffering part of the Pit of Heresy dungeon, for instance, and added a fix for a bug that was enabling Sunbreaker Titans to gain stacks of Roaring Flame by destroying Telesto projectiles. The full patch notes are here, if you want to dig down into it.
But it's also apparently doing more than just that. A seemingly substantial number of players are reporting on Reddit (here, and here, or this whole thing here, just to get you started) and Twitter that after the maintenance period ended, their glimmer, ascendant shards, enhancement prisms, and other materials were missing.
Update (6:30 pm ET): Bungie has shared more information about the upcoming fix, which will see all player accounts rolled back to the state they were in at around 8:30 am PT/11:30 pm ET on January 28.
Update (9:45 pm ET): Bungie has confirmed that rollback for player accounts is complete, and that the game will be back online at 7 PM PST (10 pm ET).

Unconventional fantasy MMO Crowfall gets a funding boost as it nears release
https://www.pcgamer.com/unconventional-fantasy-mmo-crowfall-gets-a-funding-boost-as-it-nears-release/
Amazon's New World is one of the most anticipated MMOs in recent memory, and in part I think that's because it hasn't been extensively documented in backer updates and years long alpha tests. The lack of a crowdfunding campaign (which Amazon obviously didn't need) lends it more mystery than competitors such as Crowfall, which was Kickstarted in 2015 and has been in various stages of pre-alpha testing for the past five years.
But if gangs of fantasy settlers building and defending forts interests you, Crowfall is worth your attention. On top of its millions in crowdfunding support, the game has recently drawn another $11.7 million from investors to support its final push into release. That'll start soon with a beta, which will be open to all backers, as well as non-backers who will be invited in waves (you can register on the official site).

Rockstar is giving away in-game cash and items in GTA Online and Red Dead Online
https://www.pcgamer.com/rockstar-is-giving-away-in-game-cash-and-items-in-gta-online-and-red-dead-online/
Take-Two Interactive announced today that Grand Theft Auto 5 is the best-selling game of the past decade, according to the NPD Group, while Red Dead Redemption 2 is the best-selling game of the past four years. (...)
To celebrate the big numbers, Take-Two is giving away some pretty hefty bonuses in both games: GTA Online players will earn GTA$1 million for playing between January 30 and February 5, and another $GTA 1 million for playing between February 5 and February 12. Just show up and it's yours.

Stylish horror-tactics game Othercide is looking for closed beta testers
https://www.pcgamer.com/stylish-horror-tactics-game-othercide-is-looking-for-closed-beta-testers/
Othercide is a mostly-monochromatic XCOM-style horror game about mystical warriors called the Daughters, who are holding the line against extra-dimensional terrors bent on humanity's destruction. I thought it looked potentially very cool when it first came to our attention last year, but unfortunately the Steam Early Access release expected for later that year didn't materialize.

Important: you can now hit things in Monster Hunter: World with a giant meat hammer
https://www.pcgamer.com/important-you-can-now-hit-things-in-monster-hunter-world-with-a-giant-meat-hammer/
Until February 13, Monster Hunter: World is running its 2nd anniversary festival, a chance to unlock some special sparkly armor and do a whole load of rare event quests that are only available a few times a year. There's a lot to do, but only one of these limited-time event quests is truly important. It's called Beef is Never a Mi-Stake, and the reward for completing this quest is a giant turkey leg masquerading as a hammer. If there's any must-have weapon in Monster Hunter right now, surely it's this one.

Latest Rainbow Six Siege patch rolls out big changes, Ubisoft says a Lesion nerf is coming
https://www.pcgamer.com/latest-rainbow-six-siege-patch-rolls-out-big-changes-ubisoft-says-a-lesion-nerf-is-coming/
After a few weeks on the Rainbow Six Siege test server, Ubisoft has officially released patch Y4S4.3. The patch brings a nice bundle of nerfs to overpowered operators like Maestro, Echo, and Jäger, but some players were surprised to see one dominant defender dodge the nerf hammer: Lesion.

The Division 2 takes a trip to Coney Island next month
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-division-2-takes-a-trip-to-coney-island-next-month/
What better way to brighten up a post-pandemic wasteland than with a trip to Coney Island? That's where The Division 2 is going next month when Episode 3 of its ongoing free story DLC releases. It's not going to be a walk in the park (well, some of will be, this being Coney Island), because you're going there to retrieve a doctor who may hold the secret to solving the virus that has destroyed America.

Take a hike in a strange desert in free wild west adventure Red Desert Render
https://www.pcgamer.com/take-a-hike-in-a-strange-desert-in-free-wild-west-adventure-red-desert-render/
There's a big ol' desert to escape to in Ian MacLarty's Red Desert Render, a game of Wild West exploration and secret-snuffling inspired by the developer's out-of-bounds adventures in Red Dead Redemption 2 Online. This pay-what-you-want desert hike is pretty glitchy, but that seems to be intentional. How will reality distort as you trudge and roll your way around a pleasingly enormous and largely empty tract of land?

Star Trek Online’s Legacy update lets you live your Star Trek: Picard dreams
https://www.pcgamer.com/star-trek-onlines-legacy-update-lets-you-live-your-star-trek-picard-dreams/
Fair play, Star Trek Online, you’ve got me. Since watching Star Trek: Picard, I’ve been yearning to be papa Picard himself, and its new Legacy update is letting me pretend I am. I can feel my hair falling out now.

All your Warcraft 3: Reforged custom games belong exclusively to Blizzard
https://www.pcgamer.com/all-your-warcraft-3-reforged-custom-games-belong-exclusively-to-blizzard/
With the arrival of Warcraft 3: Reforged there was hope that the original game’s thriving custom game scene would be revived. It was through Warcraft 3’s custom games that the idea for what would become Dota 2 and League of Legends was born, after all. But any kind of big revival of that scene looks pretty unlikely.



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:

SALES & DEALS

Bethesda is holding a 24-hour sale for Australian fire relief
https://www.pcgamer.com/bethesda-is-holding-a-24-hour-sale-for-australian-fire-relief/
Bethesda Softworks is holding a 24-hour sale on Bethesda.net and the Humble Store to raise funds for bush fire relief efforts in Australia. From 10 am PT/1 pm ET on January 30 until the same time on January 31, Bethesda games on both sites will be offered at a 33 percent discount, with net proceeds going to the Australian Red Cross.
Separately, Bethesda is also offering a Fallout-themed Responders Australia Charity Tee for $25, with all profits raised going to the Australian Salvation Army. The shirt, featuring the Vault Boy holding (and not doing anything terrible to) a koala on the front, is up for preorder now and expect to ship in March.

Steam has two new deals:

On the Humble Store there are two new sales:

Fanatical has two new deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS/EMULATORS

Half Life 2 HD Remastered HD Texture Pack V2.1 released, featuring 3.56GB of 2K textures
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/half-life-2-hd-remastered-hd-texture-pack-v2-1-released-featuring-3-56gb-of-2k-textures/
Modder ‘johnyonghwang1’ has released a new version of his HD Texture Pack for Half-Life 2. Half Life 2 HD Remastered HD Texture Pack V2.1 is 3.56GB in size, features plenty of new 2K textures, and you can download it right now.
According to the modder, version 2.1 fixes the Highway 17 gravel and some road textures. Moreover, it introduces new Episode 2 bunker textures and new Yblood textures. It also fixes the impact holes bug, and adds smaller and unobtrusive lens flares. Not only that, but it adds new plaster textures, new brick textures, and fixes the grass blend textures. Also, and as the title suggests, it adds plenty of new 2K Textures.
>> Available from ModDB.

Putting Garfield in The Elder Scrolls: Arena was a mistake
https://www.pcgamer.com/putting-garfield-in-the-elder-scrolls-arena-was-a-mistake/
If you've played an Elder Scrolls game you probably know about the Khajiit. They're a cat-like people. Essentially large cats standing on two legs. Fur, tail, the lot. But in The Elder Scrolls: Arena, the first game in the series, the Khajiit look like humans. Unless you install a certain mod.
If you wanted to make the Khajiit in The Elder Scrolls: Arena look more like cats, you have a huge selection to choose from. Cats are all over the internet because they're cute. But the maker of the mod All Khajits are 1978 Garfield chose not to go for one of the obvious images of a cat.
Instead, we get the lasagne-loving Garfield from the original comics. Specifically, his smug and fat-cheeked head, plopped on top of the game's original Khajiit model. That's already quite the sight, a cartoon cat's head on an athletic human-like body, but the modder went further. The finishing touch is making the Khajiit's skin colour the same carrot sick orange as Garfield's fur. There's something disturbing about seeing Garfield with pecs.

GAMING NEWS

DayZ Update 1.07 available for download, adds new content, fixes numerous bugs, full patch notes
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/dayz-update-1-07-available-for-download-adds-new-content-fixes-numerous-bugs-full-patch-notes/
Bohemia has released a brand new update for the standalone version of DayZ on the Public Test Server. According to the release notes, patch 1.07 adds new content, fixes numerous bugs, and brings a number of tweaks.

Here are four new screenshots for the first-person dark fantasy shooter, Witchfire
https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/here-are-four-new-screenshots-for-the-first-person-dark-fantasy-shooter-witchfire/
The Astronauts has released four new screenshots for its upcoming first-person dark fantasy shooter, Witchfire. These screenshots showcase some of the game’s locations, as well as some of its enemies.

Kojima Productions is planning to work on multiple projects
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/kojima-productions-is-planning-to-work-on-multiple-projects/
Hideo Kojima and Yoji Shinkawa have recently given an interview to Famitsu magazine for the studios’ fourth year anniversary. They talked about several things, including Death Stranding’s development.

New trailer for the hybrid voxel/vertex-based space MMO, Starbase, showcases its key features
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-trailer-for-the-hybrid-voxel-vertex-based-space-mmo-starbase-showcases-its-key-features/
Frozenbyte has released a new trailer for its upcoming hybrid voxel/vertex-based space MMO, Starbase, that focuses on its key features. The game will feature a fully destructible and infinitely expanding universe, with a focus on building and designing spaceships and stations.



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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Thursday news, part two:

Dwarf Fortress introduces interrogations and lets dwarves have multiple partners
https://www.pcgamer.com/dwarf-fortress-introduces-interrogations-and-lets-dwarves-have-multiple-partners/
You better make sure your artefacts in Dwarf Fortress are locked away somewhere safe. Don't listen to my advice if you want, but don't come crying to me when a villain sneaks into your fortress and steals your precious goods.

The return of Trials of Osiris to Destiny 2 in Season 10 has been datamined
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-return-of-trials-of-osiris-to-destiny-2-in-season-10-has-been-datamined/
Dataminers have discovered key details on Destiny's next big seasonal update. The new season will arrive on March 9, seemingly under the 'Season of the Worthy' moniker. In addition to some new community events, it sounds like Season 10 will bring back Destiny's hardcore PvP mode, Trials of Osiris, as has been heavily hinted.

Stoneshard launch trailer shows off the Diablo-meets-Darkest Dungeon roguelike
https://www.pcgamer.com/stoneshard-launch-trailer-shows-diablo-meets-darkest-dungeon-roguelike/
We got our first look at the turn-based roguelike Stoneshard back in 2017, when it was still very early in development. It appeared to be a retro-styled cross between Diablo and Darkest Dungeon, blending loot-focused hack-and-slash through randomized isometric dungeons with a complex injury system ("profoundly punishing" is how Austin described it) and a need to manage pain, intoxication, phobias, and sanity.

Dead Cells' first paid DLC, The Bad Seed, is coming in February
https://www.pcgamer.com/dead-cells-first-paid-dlc-the-bad-seed-is-coming-in-february/
After 16 free updates following its Early Access debut in 2017, most recently the Legacy Update that brought back the good old days of earlier versions, the Metroidvania-inspired roguelike Dead Cells is about to get its first paid DLC. Set to arrive on February 11, The Bad Seed will add two new early-game biomes filled with distinctive creatures, and a "conceptually unique armory" to help deal with them (including the game's fist double-slot weapon), and a new mushroom companion.

Free survival horror Alisa is Resident Evil with murderous dolls
https://www.pcgamer.com/free-survival-horror-alisa-is-resident-evil-with-murderous-dolls/
If Resident Evil were set in a doll's house, it might look something like Alisa—The Awakening, which swaps zombies for murderous life-size dolls, but keeps the shooting and the puzzling, and is set in a very similar creepy mansion.

Halo Forge on PC is making 'great progress,' gets first screenshot
https://www.pcgamer.com/halo-forge-on-pc-is-making-great-progress-gets-first-screenshot/
Since Halo: Reach landed by drop pod on PC back in December I've been hankering for one particular missing feature — Forge mode. I spent hours in it as a teenager, piecing together absurdly dangerous gauntlets, which I'd watch my friends run through from afar, laughing darkly with my hands steepled. I was undoubtedly the Jigsaw Killer of my Halo clan. Every group had one, surely?

Public sign puzzler The Pedestrian is out on Steam
https://www.pcgamer.com/public-sign-puzzler-the-pedestrian-is-out-on-steam/
My experience with public signage is limited. Either I'm ignoring signs at my own expense, or imagining the fright of being the road worker who has to place the 'Lane Closed' sign in front of oncoming motorway traffic. But now The Pedestrian is out I have another, much safer way to interact with signs.

Slay the Spire fans should jump aboard Monster Train
https://www.pcgamer.com/slay-the-spire-fans-should-jump-aboard-monster-train/
Monster Train is familiar until you find out where its battles are held. It takes the card shuffling, dungeon dashing challenge of games like Slay the Spire and Griftlands, and throws it all aboard a fast-moving train. Choo choo!

Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders is coming soon to PC
https://www.pcgamer.com/kingdom-under-fire-the-crusaders-is-coming-soon-to-pc/
It took ten years for Kingdom Under Fire 2 to come to PC, and it was almost worth the wait. We won't have quite that much of a wait for Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders: Developer Blueside announced today that the action-RTS, first released in 2004 for the original Xbox, is coming soon to PC.

Iron Danger is an RPG that lets you rewind time to avoid death
https://www.pcgamer.com/iron-danger-is-an-rpg-that-lets-you-rewind-time-to-avoid-death/
Imagine if Diablo let you rewind time to dodge or block the attack that killed you. That seems to be the elevator pitch for Iron Danger. This new tactical RPG being published by Daedalic Entertainment is coming to Steam on March 25, and the trailer above makes it look worth a punt.



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.

The Friday news:

SALES & DEALS

Farming Simulator 19 is now free to own on Epic Games Store until February 6th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/farming-simulator-19-is-now-free-to-own-on-epic-games-store-until-february-6th/
Focus Home Interactive and Epic Games are currently giving away Farming Simulator 19 for free. From today and until February 6th, PC gamers can visit the game’s Epic Games Store page and acquire their free copy.
>> And next week Epic will offer three tabletop games: Pandemic: The Board Game, Ticket to Ride and Carcassone.

Fanatical has two new sales:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS/EMULATORS

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GAMING NEWS

The next Battlefield game will come out in fiscal 2022, The Sims 4 passes 20 million unique players
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/the-next-battlefield-game-will-come-out-in-fiscal-2022-the-sims-4-passes-20-million-unique-players/
Electronic Arts has announced that the next Battlefield game will come out in its fiscal year 2022. What this ultimately means is that we can expect this new Battlefield game sometime between April 1st, 2021, and March 31st, 2022.

Electronic Arts plans to release 14 games in fiscal year 2021, is working on remasters of fan favorites
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/electronic-arts-plans-to-release-14-games-in-fiscal-2021-is-working-on-remasters-of-fan-favorites/
During its latest financial call conference, Electronic Arts stated that it plans to release 14 games in its fiscal year 2021. This basically means that these games will be coming out sometime between April 1st, 2020, and March 31st, 2021.

Borderlands 3 latest hotfix activates Rare Chest Riches event, addresses drop rates and more
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/borderlands-3-latest-hotfix-activates-rare-chest-riches-event-addresses-drop-rates-and-more/
On January 30th 3:00 PM PST Gearbox released a hotfix for Borderlands 3. This specific hotfix activates the Rare Chest Riches event, addresses drop rates and implements permanent scaling for Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite.

Overwatch Patch 1.45 arrives in early February, adds new content, will beef up anti-cheat efforts
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/overwatch-patch-1-45-arrives-in-early-february-adds-new-content-will-beef-up-anti-cheat-efforts/
Blizzard has outlined the major content that will be coming with Overwatch Patch 1.45 in early February. According to the team, this update will beef up its anti-cheat efforts. It will also bring Workshop quality of life improvements.

Here are the launch trailers for Wasteland Remastered, Days of War & Here Be Dragons
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-the-launch-trailers-for-wasteland-remastered-days-of-war-here-be-dragons/
RedZeroGames, inXile Entertainment and Graffiti Games have released the launch trailers for Here Be Dragons, Wasteland Remastered and Days of War. As such, we’ve decided to include all three of them in one big article.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Update 1.04 released, improves load times, patches sub-stories, full patch notes
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/dragon-ball-z-kakarot-update-1-04-released-improves-load-times-patches-sub-stories-full-patch-notes/
Bandai Namco has released a new update for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. According to the release notes, patch 1.04 further reduces load times when traveling from one area to another.
Furthermore, this update patches/fixes some sub-stories. For instance, it addresses issues regarding the The Longest Three Hours and Goten’s Growth stories.



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:

Not For Broadcast mixes '80s newsroom satire with Papers, Please
https://www.pcgamer.com/not-for-broadcast-mixes-80s-newsroom-satire-with-papers-please/
The best bit of a live news broadcast is when it all goes wrong. Someone swears on TV, a news anchor doesn't realise they're back on air, a rowdy member of the public starts waving like a goon in the background of a shot. Those moments give us a rough idea of how close to disaster live broadcasts are at all times, but Not For Broadcast gives you the whole picture as it puts all the pressure on you to hold a series of live shows together.

Play four games of Tetris at once in this puzzler with a very long name
https://www.pcgamer.com/play-four-games-of-tetris-at-once-in-this-puzzler-with-a-very-long-name/
A new puzzle game from Stephen Lavelle, aka Increpare, is cause to drop what you're doing and try it out. He made Stephen's Sausage Roll and English Country Tune, after all. Now he's released Schwerkraftprojektionsgerät, and it's been filling any spare minutes I have.

Apex Legends Season 4 launch trailer reveals the truth behind Revenant
https://www.pcgamer.com/apex-legends-season-4-launch-trailer-reveals-the-truth-behind-revenant/
Apex Legends is a class-based battle royale that's fast, fluid, and—no surprise—not exactly heavy on dialog and plot. But Electronic Arts has been leaning pretty heavily into the narrative in the lead up to the start of season 4, Assimilation: It introduced a new character named Forge, then murdered him in a story trailer with a deathbot that's been rumored since late last year. All very strange.

Overwatch is getting hero bans, but Blizzard will pick them, not you
https://www.pcgamer.com/overwatch-is-getting-hero-bans-but-blizzard-will-pick-them-not-you/
Bans in games like Rainbow Six Siege and Heroes of the Storm enable players or teams to exclude characters at the start of matches, preventing opponents from selecting ones who dominate specific maps or the overall meta. Overwatch fans have been calling for a similar system in their game of choice for some time now, but so far Blizzard has opted against doing so.

Dota Underlords is leaving Early Access on February 25
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.
Update, January 30: Valve has confirmed that Dota Underlords will launch into 1.0 on February 25. "This release will be the beginning of Dota Underlords Season 1, and will come with new content, more rewards, and new alliances," the update confirmed.

Destiny 2's 'Empyrean Foundation' event will almost certainly lead to the return of Trials
https://www.pcgamer.com/destiny-2s-empyrean-foundation-event-will-almost-certainly-lead-to-the-return-of-trials/
Yesterday, we reported that dataminers had dug up information on the next season of Destiny 2, purportedly called Season of the Worthy, which—if the dataminers are correct—will begin on March 9, and will see the return of the Trials of Osiris PvP mode. The process would begin with the launch of an Empyrean Foundation event, which would kick off with an activity called "Worthy" that would have players working to support the Restoration effort "and rekindle the Lighthouse to usher in a new age of Guardians."
And guess what's happening next week? As relayed in today's This Week at Bungie update, "the Empyrean Foundation rebuild effort begins."

Castle Crashers devs have announced a new Alien Hominid game
https://www.pcgamer.com/castle-crashers-devs-have-announced-a-new-alien-hominid-game/
Castle Crashers studio The Behemoth has just announced its fifth game, and it's a return to the studio's roots. Alien Hominid Invasion harkens back to the ye olde Newgrounds Flash game, which originally released in (dabs brow) 2004. It has since released on a bunch of other platforms including the PS2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, iOS, GameCube... but curiously, not Steam.

Solve a robotic murder mystery in free detective game Lockheart Indigo
https://www.pcgamer.com/solve-a-robotic-murder-mystery-in-free-detective-game-lockheart-indigo/
There's been a murder in a grand old mansion. You, a private detective named Beatris, have arrived to investigate, and the process of doing that is more involved than you might expect.
Lockheart Indigo feels like a combat-less JRPG. In place of turn-based battles, you encounter combat-like interrogations, where you throw facts at, and use special abilities on, potential suspects. The character art of these suspects is expressive, full of character, although it's a bit of a shame that so much of the environmental art is monochrome.

WW2 shooter Days of War finally launches after three years in Early Access
https://www.pcgamer.com/ww2-shooter-day-of-war-finally-launches-after-three-years-in-early-access/
Day of Defeat: Source is Valve's long-forgotten child, left in a cupboard while its much more popular sibling Counter-Strike gets all the love. Fortunately, Days of War, a game heavily inspired by Day of Defeat, has finally launched after over three years in early access.

Wizards of the Coast announces 'story driven' RPG studio led by ex Bioware vets
https://www.pcgamer.com/wizards-of-the-coast-announces-story-driven-rpg-studio-led-by-ex-bioware-vets/
Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering publisher Wizards of the Coast has announced it is launching a new game studio who will be focusing on story-driven RPGs. It's also got some pretty hefty pedigree heading it up.

An indie 'demo disc' of PS1-inspired horror games is launching on PC next week
https://www.pcgamer.com/a-indie-demo-disc-of-ps1-inspired-horror-games-is-launching-on-pc-next-week/
Remember those PlayStation demo discs that were included with the magazines? Remember how you would play those demos ad-nauseum instead of buying and playing the full games they were advertising? Wish they were a little bit more horrifying?
Apparently, so did a load of indie developers, as they've teamed up to release a fake demo disc of PS1-inspired horror games.

And now it's time to check the weekend deals at GOG and Steam:

+GOG

+Steam

End of the news. Until the next edition, have a happy and gaming weekend.



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JEMC said:

**commercial music sounds**

Do you game on two or even three monitors (up to 27")?

Do bezels bother you?

Do you happen to have 110 USD laying around?

If you said yes to all three questions... congratulations! Asus has something for you!

Nice ad JEMC, might even try get them for work B-)



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TomaTito said:
JEMC said:

**commercial music sounds**

Do you game on two or even three monitors (up to 27")?

Do bezels bother you?

Do you happen to have 110 USD laying around?

If you said yes to all three questions... congratulations! Asus has something for you!

Nice ad JEMC, might even try get them for work B-)

They aren't good for work because the image gets distorted to hide the bezel and that would make text or numbers hard if not outright impossible to read. In games there are no such problems.



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.