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The beginning of the Friday news:

SALES & DEALS

Kingdom Come: Deliverance will be available for free on Epic Games Store next week
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/kingdom-come-deliverance-will-be-available-for-free-on-epic-games-store-next-week/
Now here is something that may give Epic Games’ store a big boost. The team has just announced that Kingdom Come: Deliverance will be available for free next week on EGS. Similarly to all EGS free offerings, PC gamers will acquire a free copy of the game that they will keep forever.
(...)
This week, Epic Games is giving away Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride.

World of Warcraft's subscriber base has more than doubled since the launch of Classic
https://www.pcgamer.com/world-of-warcrafts-subscriber-base-has-more-than-doubled-since-the-launch-of-classic/
When World of Warcraft Classic went live in August 2019, we pondered the question of its long-term viability. Some of us believed that it would have legs, at least as long as Blizzard continued to provide updates, while others expected it to be a flash in the nostalgia pan.
It's still early, but at this point it looks like those who bet on its durability are going to come out on top. Activision said during today's Q4 financial presentation that World of Warcraft's "active player community" at the end of 2019, defined as players with monthly or longer subscriptions, was more than double what it was at the end of the second quarter, less than two months prior to the launch of Classic.

Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA 5 sales have hit more than 150 million
https://www.pcgamer.com/red-dead-redemption-2-and-gta-5-sales-have-hit-more-than-150-million/
Rockstar has already done a bit of boasting about the ongoing success of GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2, especially their online components, and now Take-Two has provided some more numbers to put it into context.
In its recent quarterly earnings call, the publisher announced that GTA 5 sales exceeded expectations, despite it entering its seventh year, boasting more than 120 million lifetime sales. You'd think that everyone who wanted it would already have it, but no, another 20 million people picked it up last year.
(...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 has a lot of catching up to do, but after its big PC launch it now boasts more than 29 million sales, nearly doubling the sales of its predecessor. While Red Dead Online had a bumpy start when it launched on consoles, Rockstar's managed to hammer it into something a lot more entertaining since then, with Take-Two saying it's "gaining momentum."

The Humble Store has two new sales:

Fanatical's new Star Deal is GUILTY GEAR Xrd -REVELATOR- (+DLC Characters) + REV 2 All-in-One (does not include optional DLCs), 80% off for the next 24 hours: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/guilty-gear-xrd-revelator-and-rev-2-all-in-one-and-dlc-characters

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS/EMULATORS

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GAMING NEWS

Ninja Theory’s Bleeding Edge will not feature any micro-transactions
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/ninja-theorys-bleeding-edge-will-not-feature-any-micro-transactions/
Ninja Theory has revealed that its upcoming 4v4 online melee game, Bleeding Edge, will not have any micro-transactions. According to the team, players will only spend money for buying the game itself and nothing more.

Ubisoft plans to release five triple-A games between April 2020 and March 2021
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/ubisoft-plans-to-release-five-triple-a-games-between-april-2020-and-march-2021/
Ubisoft has announced that it plans to release five triple-A games between April 2020 and March 2021. Furthermore, three of these games will come out between October and December 2020.
According to the company, these three games are: Watch Dogs Legion, Gods and Monsters and Rainbow Six Quarantine. Moreover, and according to Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, the other two games will be a new Far Cry game and a new Assassin’s Creed game.

Warcraft 3 Reforged Patch 1.32.1 released, tweaks cutscenes, fixes bugs, full patch notes
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/warcraft-3-reforged-patch-1-32-1-released-tweaks-cutscenes-fixes-bugs-full-patch-notes/
Blizzard has released the first patch for Warcraft 3 Reforged. According to the team, this patch will update your game’s version to 1.32.1. This patch adjusts the audio levels for some dialogue and tweaks the animations, triggers, and cameras for some cutscenes.

Activision reveals that a new Call of Duty will come out in 2020, remasters of older games also planned
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/activision-reveals-that-a-new-call-of-duty-will-come-out-in-2020-new-remasters-also-planned/
Activision has announced that a new Call of Duty game will come out in 2020. To be more precise, the new Call of Duty game will release at the end of this year and is generating high interest internally.
>> A new CoD? Shocking!

Rumor: New details for Tales from the Borderlands 2, Poker Night 3 and The Wolf Among Us 2
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/rumor-new-details-for-tales-from-the-borderlands-2-poker-night-3-and-the-wolf-among-us-2/
According to a Reddit user Tales from the Borderlands will get a sequel. The original title is being considered as one of the best games from Telltale, along with The Wolf Among Us.

New lovely gameplay videos released for the fully destructible voxel game, Teardown
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-lovely-gameplay-videos-released-for-the-fully-destructible-voxel-game-teardown/
Dennis Gustafsson has shared some new gameplay videos for his upcoming fully destructible voxel game, Teardown. These videos showcase the game’s driveable vehicles, as well as its water and weather effects.

New Resident Evil 8 details leaked; zombies with knight armors, witches, medieval setting & more
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/new-resident-evil-8-leaks-surface-zombies-with-knight-armors-witches-medieval-setting-more/
Last month, we shared the first leaked details about Resident Evil 8. Resident Evil 8 will be a first-person horror game, and a continuation of Resident Evil 7. And yesterday, German gaming channel GAMEZ.de has shared some additional new info about it.

Metro Exodus is coming to Steam on February 15th but there are no plans for a GOG release
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/metro-exodus-is-coming-to-steam-on-february-15th-but-there-are-no-plans-for-a-gog-release/
4A Games has re-confirmed that Metro Exodus will release on Steam on February 15th. This is one year after the game’s initial release on the Epic Games Store. However, the team does not currently plan to release the game on GOG.

Microsoft Flight Simulator truly feels like a next-gen game, 50 minutes of leaked gameplay footage
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/microsoft-flight-simulator-truly-feels-like-a-next-gen-game-50-minutes-of-leaked-gameplay-footage/
Jose Carlos has shared two videos from the tech alpha phase of Microsoft Flight Simulator. These videos showcase 50 minutes of brand new gameplay footage, and we strongly suggest watching them.



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The end of the Friday news:

Overwatch League Stats Lab breaks down all the pro stats for you
https://www.pcgamer.com/overwatch-league-stats-lab-breaks-down-all-the-pro-stats-for-you/
Overwatch League stats producer Ben Trautman has released a tool that will let you dig into the minutiae of Overwatch's pro players, finding out everything from their win rate in specific modes to how many critical hit kills they got last season. Basically, you're going to be drowning in stats.

EA has jacked up the prices of lots of old games on Steam
https://www.pcgamer.com/ea-has-jacked-up-the-prices-of-lots-of-old-games-on-steam/
EA might be just returning to Steam after a long hiatus, but many of its older games have continued to be sold on the platform for years. Yesterday, Steam users started reporting that a significant number of them had jumped in price.

Cyberpunk RPG Gamedec reveals the first of its many virtual worlds
https://www.pcgamer.com/cyberpunk-rpg-gamedec-reveals-the-first-of-its-many-virtual-worlds/
Gamedec is a cyberpunk RPG where you play as a private detective solving crimes in virtual reality. Unraveling mysteries will require you to commit to some tough interrogation, collect evidence and, of course, a whole bunch of hacking. In Gamedec's first dev diary, we got to learn more about Low City and its seedy underbelly. In this new one, Anshar Studio reveals one of the virtual reality worlds you get to explore—Harvest Time.

The high-flying roguelite Scourgebringer has a gourmet pizza recipe in its EULA
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-high-flying-roguelite-scourgebringer-has-a-gourmet-pizza-recipe-in-its-eula/
Scourgebringer was one of the games that fell victim to issues with a Steam update in 2019 that was intended to improve the platform's recommendations but, according to some developers, had the exact opposite effect. Thomas Altenburger of developer Flying Oak Games said at the time that the change was "a catastrophe," and that "our game literally disappeared from most sources of recommendations."
It was a very big bump in the road, but work continued, as it does, and the "fast-paced free-moving roguelite platformer" is now out on Steam Early Access. The game tells the tale of a great, mysterious machine that's brought the Scourge to the world and has resisted all efforts to explore or communicate with it. So, as these things usually go, the job now falls to you, in the guise of Kyhra, the deadliest warrior of her clan, who enters the Scourgebringer with sword and gun to lay a beatdown on everything she sees.

Warcraft 3: Reforged launch was 'a hard week,' Blizzard president says
https://www.pcgamer.com/warcraft-3-reforged-launch-was-a-hard-week-blizzard-president-says/
The launch of Warcraft 3: Reforged in January was, and continues to be, a surprisingly ugly affair. It's one of the most beloved RTS games of all time, yet the release of its long-awaited remastered edition has inspired widespread outrage over everything from cut content to an EULA that lays exclusive claim to any and all mods and other content you may create for the game.

Broomstick League, the Qudditch take on Rocket League, releases next month
https://www.pcgamer.com/broomstick-league-the-qudditch-take-on-rocket-league-releases-next-month/
So, there's this game called Rocket League, which is all about futuristic cars playing soccer with an oversized futuristic ball. But what if, instead of futuristic cars, you had flying broomsticks? And what if, instead of an oversized futuristic ball, you had a large-ish fantastical orb? That's Broomstick League, which bears more than a passing resemblance to both Rocket League and Harry Potter's beloved Quidditch.

Fix a room, or ruin it, in charming freebie Trust Me, I Got This!
https://www.pcgamer.com/fix-a-room-or-ruin-it-in-charming-freebie-trust-me-i-got-this/
The funniest thing about this amusing, sweet, and handsome little browser game is the admission that it's "based on real-life events". I can picture the scene (mainly because I've just played it): a handyperson is asked to fix up a room full of damaged objects. But everything, oh god everything, just goes wrong.

Early Access RTS A Year of Rain has been put on hold
https://www.pcgamer.com/early-access-rts-a-year-of-rain-has-been-put-on-hold/
It's not a great time to be itching for a new real-time strategy diversion, unfortunately. There was the disappointing launch of Warcraft 3: Reforged last week, of course, and now intriguing co-op RTS A Year of Rain has been shelved, and the chances of it ever being returned to look slim.

Haunted PS1 Demo Disc is a free anthology of ominous oddities, out now
https://www.pcgamer.com/haunted-ps1-demo-disc-is-a-free-anthology-of-ominous-oddities-out-now/
Haunted PS1 Demo Disc isn't actually on a disc, nor does it contain any PS1 games. It's a collection of mostly—but not exclusively—horror games evocative of the '90s, complete with low-res textures, lots of fog and big ol' polygons. The collection can haunt your PC now, and it's free.

Time for 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

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February's Humble Choice is here



Rhonin the wizard said:

February's Humble Choice is here

A lot weaker than the past couple of months for me. Debating whether to pause my sub for a month or not.



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

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

I don't recognize most of those games. I'd probably get Frostpunk and Okami (since I never got to play it).



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My excitement for Humble went way down when they started doing these monthly things at the expense of the game bundles.

Bundle Stars (now Fanatical) really took up their slack though.



Welcome to another edition of the news:

SALES & DEALS

Red Dead Redemption 2 shipped 29 million copies, Borderlands 3 near 8 million, The Outer Worlds over 2 million and the new Bioshock is still years away
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/red-dead-redemption-2-shipped-29-million-copies-borderlands-3-near-8-million-the-outer-worlds-over-2-million-and-the-new-bioshock-is-still-years-away/
We recently informed you about Rockstar’s co-founder & vice president, Dan Houser leaving the studio. Now Take-Two announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 has shipped 29 million units worldwide.
(...)
After five years Grand Theft Auto V is still selling surprisingly well, with the numbers now reaching over 120 million units worldwide. In the previous financial briefing in November of last year, the numbers were 26.5 million and 115 million respectively.
(...)
Borderlands 3 has shipped near 8 million units and The Outer Worlds over 2 million units. Which is very impressive for such a title and probably shows how much people wanted a decent Fallout like title.
>> Last Friday PCGamer published the RDR2 and GTA V numbers, now we also know the figures for Borderlands 2 and The Outer Worlds.

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot has sold 1.5 million copies in its first week, Nioh has shipped 3 million copies
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/dragon-ball-z-kakarot-has-sold-1-5-million-copies-in-its-first-week-nioh-has-shipped-3-million-copies/
Bandai Namco has announced that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot has sold 1.5 million copies in its first week. Moreover, Team Ninja has announced that Nioh has shipped more than 3 million copies on PC and PS4.
(...)
It’s worth noting that Nioh had shipped 2 million copies in May 2019. As such, Team Ninja’s title was able to ship an additional one million copies in nine months.

GOG starts the week with two new sales:

Steam has two new daily deals:

On the Humble Store, the Kerbal Space Program franchise is on sale, up to 75% off for the next 4 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/kerbal-space-program-franchise-sale/

And Fanatical has three new deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

Steam and CS:GO break all-time concurrent user records just days after they were last set
https://www.pcgamer.com/steam-and-csgo-break-all-time-concurrent-user-records-just-days-after-they-were-last-set/
Steam has managed to break its concurrent user record again after just one week.
On Sunday, February 9 at 14:10 GMT, a record 19,107,803 people were logged into Steam at the same time, blowing the previous record of 18,801,944 from February 2 out of the water. Steam user count records being broken so quickly is unheard of, as the record before February 2 was from all the way back in January 2018.
That surge of players has been good for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, as it too broke its own concurrent player record again after only two days. At around the same time as Steam broke its record on February 9, CS:GO saw an all-time high of 901,651 players.

MODS/EMULATORS

Vulkan API build for Yuzu the Nintendo Switch emulator is now available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/vulkan-api-build-for-yuzu-the-nintendo-switch-emulator-is-now-available-for-download/
In case you missed it, the team behind one of the best and fastest growing emulators for the Nintendo Switch has made a public release of a build that can utilise the Vulkan API. While this version was initially the privilege of only patreon backers, it has now been made available for everyone.
The integration of a Vulkan back-end renderer is a big deal for two primary reasons. Firstly, the GPU in the actual Nintendo Switch is based on Nvidia architecture. Thus, gamers who wanted to play their Nintendo Switch games on an AMD GPU’s (and Intel’s embedded GPU’s) had to make do with very poor performance until now.
Secondly, from its announcement, the Vulkan API has always been built to compete with OpenGL. The Vulkan version is more efficient with multiple computing cores, featuring a more intuitive code. Now this is something which could be extremely useful when trying to emulate complex 3D games.

Apotheosis is a DLC-sized fan expansion for Skyrim that will come out in 2020
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/apotheosis-is-a-dlc-sized-fan-expansion-for-skyrim-that-will-come-out-in-2020/
Skyrim fans, here is a really interesting DLC-sized mod for you. Apotheosis is a massive upcoming DLC expansion that will come out later this year.
Apotheosis will feature a dark, epic story set across hand crafted worlds, sprawling dungeons and exotic locations. Players will scour the 16 Realms of Oblivion, Dreamsleeve, home of the forgotten dead, and Battlespire.
This mod will have unique setpiece boss encounters with challenging mechanics. It will also have fully voice-acted quests with memorable characters and personal stories.
Furthermore, players will be able to discover and assemble rare and powerful artifacts, armors, outfits, spells and weapons.

This 1GB mod brings over 100 high quality and balanced weapons to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/this-1gb-mod-brings-over-100-high-quality-and-balanced-weapons-to-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim/
Modders Billyro, Drunkzealot and Zikoru have released a pretty cool mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. Skyrim Weapons Expansion adds over 100+ new weapons, mostly swords, to crafting and leveled lists.
According to the modders, every weapon has been re-balanced to the vanilla game. Moreover, players will be able to craft, temper or breakdown recipes. Also, all weapons are of high quality, and originate from the vanilla weapon types.
Furthermore, the traditional leveled list plugin adds the weapons directly to the leveled lists. This allows for simple compatibility with other mods via bash/smash.
>> You can get this mod from Nexus Mods.

New screenshots released for the Arx Fatalis Fan Remake in Unreal Engine 4
https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/new-screenshots-released-for-the-arx-fatalis-fan-remake-in-unreal-engine-4/
BlackcatGameStudio has released some new screenshots for its upcoming fan remake of Arx Fatalis in Unreal Engine 4. These new screenshots showcase the current state of this fan project, and we suggest checking them out.
Arx Fatalis Remake in Unreal Engine 4 will support both DirectX 12 and real-time ray tracing. Naturally, these latest screenshots showcase the Ray Tracing effects that the game will feature.
According to the team, there won’t be a demo for this fan remake. The reason behind this decision is quite simple. The team is currently trying to avoid any possible C&D letter.

Here's what Warcraft 3: Reforged looks like as a third-person RPG
https://www.pcgamer.com/heres-what-warcraft-3-reforged-looks-like-as-a-third-person-rpg/
Few are satisfied with Warcraft 3: Reforged at present, but despite some not-so business-as-usual fine print pertaining to mods and maps, people are modding and mapping anyway. Take modder Serj Vasylyshyn for example, who has built what may be the first publicly demo'ed RPG map with a third-person perspective.
Neither of those are new to Warcraft 3, of course - both RPG maps and third-person mods have existed for the original for ages, and in theory, most old mods should work with Reforged. But it's interesting nevertheless to see footage of Reforged running in third-person mode, as both videos below demonstrate.

GAMING NEWS

Cyberpunk 2077 will be more “breathtaking” due to its real-time global illumination, may not be downgraded
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/cyberpunk-2077-will-be-more-breathtaking-due-to-its-real-time-global-illumination-may-not-be-downgraded/
Cyberpunk 2077 is a game that a lot of PC gamers are looking forward to. However, and after everything that has happened with The Witcher 3, a lot of people are anxious to see whether the team will downgrade it. And, according to John Mamais, the game looks more “breathtaking” than what CDPR has showcased so far.

Latest Mortal Kombat 11 patch adds beta support for DirectX 12
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/latest-mortal-kombat-11-patch-adds-beta-support-for-directx-12/
QLOC and NetherRealm Studios have released a new performance hotfix patch for Mortal Kombat 11. Furthermore, this patch adds beta support for the DirectX 12 API. As such, PC gamers can expect a better – overall – performance via this new API.

Tactical strategy game, CORRUPTION 2029, releases on February 17th, first screenshots, PC requirements
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/tactical-strategy-game-corruption-2029-releases-on-february-17th-first-screenshots-pc-requirements/
The Bearded Ladies, creators of 2018’s award-winning Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, has announced CORRUPTION 2029. CORRUPTION 2029 is a new tactical strategy IP that will come out on February 17th. The title will launch for Windows PC via the Epic Games Store, and below you can find its first screenshots.

The System Shock 3 team is no longer working on the project according to former developer
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/the-system-shock-3-team-is-no-longer-working-on-the-project-according-to-former-developer/
Things are not looking good for System Shock 3. According to a former developer, the original team responsible for this third part is no longer working on it. Therefore, we can safely assume that we won’t be playing this immersive sim game anytime soon.

New official trailer released for Bandai Namco’s Unreal Engine 4-powered PC action RPG, Blue Protocol
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-official-trailer-released-for-bandai-namcos-unreal-engine-4-powered-pc-action-rpg-blue-protocol/
Bandai Namco has released a brand new trailer for its upcoming PC action RPG, Blue Protocol. Blue Protocol will be using Unreal Engine 4, will feature a third-person perspective and anime-like visuals.

New Squadron 42 trailer compares its highly detailed real-time characters with the real actors
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-squadron-42-trailer-compares-its-highly-detailed-real-time-characters-with-the-real-actors/
Cloud Imperium has released a new official trailer for Star Citizen and Squadron 42. This new trailer compares its highly detailed real-time characters with the real-life actors. As such, this trailer will give you an idea of the game’s amazing graphics.



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Monday news, part two:

The beautiful, harsh roguelike Below is getting an easier 'Explore mode'
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-beautiful-harsh-roguelike-below-is-getting-an-easier-explore-mode/
I really like the look of Capy's roguelike exploration game Below, but was put off by stories of its unforgiving grind. Not that I mind difficulty, and the one sure thing about roguelikes is that you're going to die a lot, but if you're going to make a beautiful game world filled with mysteries and secrets then I'd rather spend my time exploring it instead of being focused solely on not dying. Hob is a fine example of that: Lots of ways to die, but plenty of time to wander and enjoy the sights, and it's not excessively punishing when you do cack it.

Dwarf Fortress devs are finally about to start working on the Steam version
https://www.pcgamer.com/dwarf-fortress-devs-are-finally-about-to-start-working-on-the-steam-version/
Sinister plots have come to Dwarf Fortress. Somewhere out in its ASCII world there are now bad guys who can send undercover dwarves to steal the artifacts from your fortress, and you can go Dwarf Cop on them. (...)
We wrote up this most recent update when it landed, and developer Tarn Adams has now put out the first of likely a few bugfixing patches. These typically follow big Dwarf Fortress releases, as there are always unexpected problems in its sprawling simulation. This update doesn't actually contain all the villainy features Adams originally planned, which will come after launching on Steam and Itch.io.

Valve is building a system that auto-mutes abusive CS:GO players
https://www.pcgamer.com/valve-is-building-a-system-that-auto-mutes-abusive-csgo-players/
Team-based games like CS:GO require coordination between players. Coordination requires communication, and communication, unfortunately, generally requires talking to other people. This is where the wheels tend to come off, because while some players will use the power of comms to set ambushes or warn about incoming enemies, others prefer less friendly approaches to chit-chat. You know what I mean.
To help clamp down on that sort of garbage, Valve is working on a new system for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that will help cut down on in-game abuse more "precisely" than current tools.

Many Chinese developers are worried about Steam's upcoming Chinese-only version
https://www.pcgamer.com/many-chinese-developers-are-worried-about-steams-upcoming-chinese-only-version/
A China-only version of Steam might sound like a good thing on paper, but for the Chinese developers for whom Steam is a lifeline, a region-locked version of the platform may actually represent an existential threat. In December I flew to Shanghai to attend WePlay Game Expo, China's only convention for its vibrant but relatively small indie gaming scene. https://www.pcgamer.com/between-censorship-and-steam-chinese-indie-developers-are-hanging-by-a-thread/" target="_blank">You should read the report in order to understand the precarious situation these developers are in, but the gist is that heavy-handed government regulations make it almost impossible for small developers to survive in China's enormous gaming industry.

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous hits Kickstarter target, working through stretch goals
https://www.pcgamer.com/pathfinder-wrath-of-the-righteous-hits-kickstarter-target-working-through-stretch-goals/
Owlcat Games are following up Pathfinder: Kingmaker with another adaptation of a tabletop RPG campaign, this time called Wrath of the Righteous. It's about a mythic hero who challenges demon lords, closes a portal to the Abyss, and leads a crusade. While Owlcat have enough money to make Wrath of the Righteous they've turned to Kickstarter to expand their budget and also drum up some interest.

Space Channel 5 is coming back as a VR game
https://www.pcgamer.com/space-channel-5-is-coming-back-as-a-vr-game/
A fresh version of one of Sega's classic properties that isn't Sonic the Hedgehog was announced last year, with Dreamcast classic Space Channel 5 returning in VR form. Now there's a launch trailer and while only the PlayStation VR version has a release date (February 25 in the US, February 26 in Europe) the website lists Vive, SteamVR, and Oculus versions coming soon.

Dragon Ball FighterZ's third season kicks off this month with Kefla
https://www.pcgamer.com/dragon-ball-fighterzs-third-season-kicks-off-this-month-with-kefla/
Ark System Works and Bandai Namco have announced that its 2D fighting behemoth, Dragon Ball FighterZ, will be getting a third season full of new characters to raise your power levels with.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 2's leaked trailer reveals a Rust comeback
https://www.pcgamer.com/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-season-2s-leaked-trailer-reveals-a-rust-comeback/
A trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's upcoming Season 2 has been leaked, letting slip that one of the most popular maps in CoD history is finally making a comeback.

THQ Nordic opens a new studio with former Bohemia Interactive staff
https://www.pcgamer.com/thq-nordic-opens-a-new-studio-with-former-bohemia-interactive-staff/
THQ Nordic has opened up a new studio with former Bohemia Interactive staff to develop a new survival shooter.
Operating out of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, Nine Rock Games is being headed up by David Durcak. Durcak is best known for his work at ArmA and DayZ developer Bohemia Interactive, where he was a project lead. Joining him are other former Bohemia developers, and others who worked at Cauldron on games like Soldier of Fortune: Payback, Conan (2004), and Chaser. Bohemia Interactive acquired Cauldron in 2014.



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New Squadron 42 trailer compares its highly detailed real-time characters with the real actors
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-squadron-42-trailer-compares-its-highly-detailed-real-time-characters-with-the-real-actors/
Cloud Imperium has released a new official trailer for Star Citizen and Squadron 42. This new trailer compares its highly detailed real-time characters with the real-life actors. As such, this trailer will give you an idea of the game’s amazing graphics.

Man I am looking forward to this so much.  If all I get from my initial pledge is this game, then I'll have considered it worth the money.  The actual Star Citizen proper will just be a huge bonus.



The Tuesday news:

SALES & DEALS

Get Frogwares' Sherlock Holmes series cheap on Steam
https://www.pcgamer.com/get-frogwares-sherlock-holmes-series-cheap-on-steam/
Baker Street's most famous resident is offering to solve mysteries and crimes at a discounted rate today. Almost all of Frogware's Sherlock Holmes collection is on sale on Steam, keeping you up to your deerstalker in puzzles and murder for the foreseeable future.
>> That's the new daily deal. Here's the other new deal as well as a new set of weeklong deals:

At GOG they're celebrating the second anniversary of Kingdom Come: Deliverance with up to 75% discounts on the different edition of the game for the next 6 days (quite useless given that it will be available for free on the Epic Store later this week). If you're still interested, head over here: https://www.gog.com/promo/kingdom_come_deliverance_2nd_anniversary

On the Humble Store there's a new sale: Lovers X Fighters, with up to 90% discounts on fighting and dating games for the next 6 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/lovers-x-fighters-sale/

Fanatical has three new sales:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

Humble Bundle is introducing regional pricing for its bundles
https://www.pcgamer.com/humble-bundle-is-introducing-regional-pricing-for-its-bundles/
Humble Bundle has announced that it's introducing regional pricing for its bundles. Previously, the store's Humble Bundles have been in US Dollars, but with the introduction of regional pricing the company hope to make its whole store more "consistent."
In the blog post, Humble says that the store, its bundles, and Humble Choice will all have regional pricing and will support EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, NZD, TRY, RUB, and PHP. There are still some bundles listed in USD on its website, but future bundles will have regional pricing.
When asked on Twitter about the conversion rates between regions, Humble explained that the conversion between regional prices will be based on exchange rates. More information about the regional pricing can be found on their official support page.

MODS/EMULATORS

Doom 64 and Quake 64 receive amazing AI-enhanced HD Texture Packs
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/doom-64-and-quake-64-receive-amazing-ai-enhanced-hd-texture-packs/
Doom Eternal releases next month and Bethesda plans to release Doom 64 alongside it. However, it appears that the best -- visually -- way to replay this game will be via emulation. Gaming Revived has released an amazing AI-enhanced HD Texture Pack for it that overhauls all of its textures.
Doom 64 featured new sprites for all of its enemies. However, and since it came out on Nintendo 64, those textures were really low-res. Thanks to these AI techniques, though, PC gamers can now enjoy the N64 with higher resolution textures.
This is a truly amazing HD Texture Pack and we strongly suggest downloading. Alongside it, Gaming Revived has also released a HD Texture Pack for Quake 64. Similarly to Doom 64, this pack overhauls the game’s textures. Furthermore, it manages to retain its original visual style.
>> You can download both mods from this Discord channel.

Gwent Redux Mod released for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, brings major changes & more than 60 new cards
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/gwent-redux-mod-released-for-the-witcher-3-wild-hunt-brings-numerous-changes/
Majestic511 has released a new mod for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Gwent Redux is a complete overhaul of the Witcher Card Game. This mod modifies original card values and effects to make Gwent more balanced, fun to play and lore friendly.
According to the modder, the main goal of the rework is to make decks more different from each other. Thus, the original cards have received some changes to bring each deck to a clearer style of gameplay.
The game now focuses on properly using cards to exploit your opponent’s weaknesses. Also, expansion cards will help to define play styles and increase the possibilities of play.
Moreover, Gwent Redux adds new cards packed in thematic expansion sets to further improve and diversify the game. These cards can be acquired from merchants, innkeepers, random rewards, quests, etc.
>> You can get this mod from Nexus Mods.

GAMING NEWS

Bioware announces “Anthem 2.0”, will be redesigned with the aim to reinvent the core gameplay
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/bioware-announces-anthem-2-0-will-be-redesigned-with-the-aim-to-reinvent-the-core-gameplay/
Bioware has just announced that it will redesign its latest looter shooter game, Anthem. Anthem 2.0, as I like to call it, will be redesigned, with a focus on reinventing its core gameplay. As such, Bioware may be able to provide better loot, better player progression and meaningful rewards.

Here are the official PC system requirements for My Hero One’s Justice 2
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/here-are-the-official-pc-system-requirements-for-my-hero-ones-justice-2/
Bandai Namco has revealed the official PC system requirements for My Hero One’s Justice 2 via its Steam store page. According to the specs, PC gamers will at least need an Intel Core i5-750 or an AMD Phenom II X4 940.

Cliff Bleszinski and Boss Key Productions were in talks with FOX for a new Aliens game
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/cliff-bleszinski-and-boss-key-productions-were-in-talks-with-fox-for-a-new-aliens-game/
Remember Cliff Bleszinski and Boss Key Productions? You know, the team behind the unsuccessful LawBreakers? Well, apparently Bleszinski and his team were in talks with FOX for a brand new Aliens game.

First gameplay video released for TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2 + PC System Requirements
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/first-gameplay-video-released-for-tt-isle-of-man-ride-on-the-edge-2-pc-system-requirements/
Bigben and KT Racing have released the first official gameplay video for TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2. As the press release reads, TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2 will be more immersive and realistic than ever.

Closed beta for Pearl Abyss’ upcoming arena fighter, Shadow Arena, begins on February 27th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/closed-beta-for-pearl-abyss-upcoming-arena-fighter-shadow-arena-begins-on-february-27th/
Pearl Abyss announced the closed beta phase for their new fantasy arena game Shadow Arena. This closed beta testing will begin on February 27th and will last until March 8th. Moreover, players can sign up for the Beta Test here.



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