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VIKINGS – WOLVES OF MIDGARD RELEASES ON MARCH 24TH, GETS NEW TRAILER
http://www.dsogaming.com/news/vikings-wolves-of-midgard-releases-on-march-24th-gets-new-trailer/
Kalypso Media announced today that its upcoming action RPG, Vikings – Wolves of Midgard, will be released globally on March 24th via Steam. In order to celebrate this announcement, Kalypso has also prepared a new trailer showing off the latest brutal gameplay footage ahead of release.

 

UNREAL ENGINE 4-POWERED SNAKE PASS RELEASES ON MARCH 29TH, WILL SUPPORT XBOX PLAY ANYWHERE ON WINDOWS 10
http://www.dsogaming.com/news/unreal-engine-4-powered-snake-pass-releases-on-march-29th-will-support-xbox-play-anywhere-on-windows-10/
Sumo Digital today announced that Snake Pass, it’s slithery physics platformer, will launch on March 28th in North America and March 29th across all platforms in Europe. Snake Pass is a retro-inspired collectathon platformer, where players slither, curl and climb their way through increasingly challenging worlds filled with intricate obstacles and fiendishly mind-bending challenges.

 

KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR RESIDENT EVIL-INSPIRED TITLE, DAYMARE: 1998
http://www.dsogaming.com/news/kickstarter-campaign-launched-for-resident-evil-inspired-title-daymare-1998/
Invader Studios has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its Unreal Engine 4-powered game that is inspired by the classic Resident Evil games, Daymare: 1998. In addition, Invader announced that the legendary Director of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis and Planner on the original 1996 Resident Evil, Kazuhiro Aoyama, has agreed to become the ‘Producer Associate’ of Daymare: 1998.

>>There's already a thread about this, made by craighopkins.

 

SONGBRINGER, PROCEDURALLY GENERATED ACTION RPG CREATED BY A SINGLE GUY, RELEASES THIS SUMMER
http://www.dsogaming.com/news/songbringer-procedurally-generated-action-rpg-created-by-a-single-guy-releases-this-summer/
One-man development studio Wizard Fu and publisher Double Eleven announced Songbringer, a procedurally generated action RPG set in a 13,000 B.C. Milky Way, coming to Steam this Summer. In order to celebrate this announcement, Wizard Fu has also released the debut trailer for Songbringer that can be viewed below.

 

FLATOUT 4: TOTAL INSANITY IS COMING TO THE PC THIS APRIL
http://www.dsogaming.com/news/flatout-4-total-insanity-is-coming-to-the-pc-this-april/
Strategy Fist and Kylotonn Games have just announced that FlatOut 4: Total Insanity will be coming to Steam this April. The Steam version will be enhanced to take advantage of Steam’s special features, such as Steam achievements and Steam Trading Cards.

 

BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT IS AVAILABLE FOR ONLY $4.99 AT BUNDLE STARS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
http://www.dsogaming.com/news/batman-arkham-knight-is-available-for-only-4-99-at-bundle-stars-for-the-next-24-hours/
The initial PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight disappointed a lot of PC gamers. Let’s face it, the game was broken. However, Rocksteady was able to fix most of the game’s performance issues. And while the game does not support SLI or Crossfire, it actually runs very smooth in its current state. So here is a really incredible offer for all Batman fans out there.

>>Here's the Bundle Stars link, but remember which game are you buying. Do it at your own risk.



 

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Part two:

 

UBISOFT SHARES FOR HONOR KNOWN ISSUES AND WORKAROUNDS
http://www.pcgamer.com/ubisoft-shares-for-honor-known-issues-and-workarounds/
Ubisoft's fantasy-medieval mashup For Honor debuted yesterday, and going by the "mostly positive" Steam user reviews, so far, so good. But even under the best of circumstances, the inherently non-standard nature of PC gaming means it's almost inevitable that some gamers will run into technical headaches with their pointy new toys. If you find yourself in that unfortunate position, the "Known Issues" thread on Ubisoft's For Honor forums might be able to help.

 

MOTHERGUNSHIP IS AN FPS/BULLET HELL HYBRID FROM THE TOWER OF GUNS GUY
http://www.pcgamer.com/mothergunship-is-an-fpsbullet-hell-hybrid-from-the-tower-of-guns-guy/
Joe Mirabello of mostly-one-man studio Terrible Posture Games really seems to like guns. In 2014 he released the twitch-FPS Tower of Guns, and today he revealed the follow-up, Mothergunship, a bullet hell/FPS hybrid that pits you and your "very, very big" guns against hordes of robotic alien invaders.

 

HUMBLE FREEDOM BUNDLE HAS RAISED $4.2 MILLION FOR CHARITY, ADDS 16 NEW GAMES [UPDATED]
http://www.pcgamer.com/humble-freedom-bundle-is-a-huge-all-for-charity-package-supporting-aclu-msf-and-irc/
Humble Bundle has launched a new, one-week-only "Freedom Bundle" containing more than $600 worth of games, ebooks, and audio books.
Update: At roughly the halfway point, the Humble Freedom Bundle has raised more than $4.2 million, and now boasts an additional 16 games

 

NEW WATCH DOGS 2 ENDING HINTS AT POSSIBLE LOCATION FOR NEXT INSTALMENT
http://www.pcgamer.com/new-watch-dogs-2-ending-hints-at-possible-location-for-next-instalment/
So far the Watch Dogs series has dared not stray from the United States, but that may change if evidence gleaned from an updated ending to Watch Dogs 2 is anything to go by. Since this story relates to the ending of Watch Dogs 2, there are big (but not massive) spoilers below.

 

THE LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PRACTICE TOOL IS NOW LIVE
http://www.pcgamer.com/the-league-of-legends-practice-tool-is-now-live/
The League of Legends practice tool Riot revealed last autumn is now live. The tool, as the studio explained in depth last month, is "a simple, straightforward, single-player environment" that gives players the opportunity to test tactics and train mechanics, without wasting hours in Custom games.

 

VALVE WANTS TO TAKE A 'MACHINE LEARNING' APPROACH TO COUNTER-STRIKE ANTI-CHEAT
http://www.pcgamer.com/valve-wants-to-take-a-machine-learning-approach-to-counter-strike-anti-cheat/
Anti-cheat software has a lot of weight to pull in the modern age, with few major games going to market without some form of online competitive mode. Detecting and smiting cheaters is a thankless task too, with most folk ignoring anti-cheat technology unless it stops working effectively. Typically enough, Valve has a new approach in mind.

 

REDEEMER IS AN ACTION SLASHER THAT'S LIKE GOD OF WAR MEETS HOTLINE MIAMI
http://www.pcgamer.com/redeemer-is-an-action-slasher-thats-like-god-of-war-meets-hotline-miami/
The advent of PS Now on PC last year may have introduced some of you to God of War—the otherwise Sony console-exclusive series that's loosely based on Greek mythology. For those unaware it stars Kratos, a bruting Spartan warrior who now dons a killer beard and tears his foes to shreds with his Blades of Chaos weapons.



 

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Damn Kapi what games are you refunding lol? I've never found a game I purchased so bad I decided to refund it ever :P



JEMC said:
Ka-pi96 said:

Sure, blame the bear

And eh, I'm used to getting demos for stuff. Was pretty cool at the start of 7th gen when digital demos became a thing. I wonder why they died out, seems very very rare for a game to actually get a demo these days.

Demos were a thing long before Gen7, at least on the PC platform. In fact, it was during the Gen 7 era that demos started to disappear, mostly because the HD jump from consoles was so expensive that devs became scared that demos could show how their games actually were, aka. not as great as they wanted us to believe with their videos.

But going on to buy a game just to try if you like it or not, and then asking for a refund if you don't is, at least in my opinion, going way to far. Watching videos on youtube and reading reviews from trusted sites is what I do to know if I may like a certain game or not.

I know demos were a thing before gen 7, but before then you typically had to buy a gaming mag to get a demo disc. It was 7th gen when they became easy to download for free.

And youtube videos/reviews aren't really enough for me. They don't really cover the areas I care about and if I'm playing it myself, well I can look at exactly what I want

Besides, sometimes I refund a game because it simply won't run on my PC. Happened recently with Master of Orion and last year with State of Decay. I ain't got time to look at min specs and figure out if it will work or not. Just buy, download and try to play. Then I'll know with 100% accurace whether I can run it or not



WoodenPints said:

Damn Kapi what games are you refunding lol? I've never found a game I purchased so bad I decided to refund it ever :P

It's not that they're bad, it's that they're not good enough to draw me away from the games I'm currently playing. And if I'm not going to get round to them anytime soon I'd rather have the money still. Besides, by the time I do want to play them they'll probably be cheaper then anyways



Ka-pi96 said:
JEMC said:

Demos were a thing long before Gen7, at least on the PC platform. In fact, it was during the Gen 7 era that demos started to disappear, mostly because the HD jump from consoles was so expensive that devs became scared that demos could show how their games actually were, aka. not as great as they wanted us to believe with their videos.

But going on to buy a game just to try if you like it or not, and then asking for a refund if you don't is, at least in my opinion, going way to far. Watching videos on youtube and reading reviews from trusted sites is what I do to know if I may like a certain game or not.

I know demos were a thing before gen 7, but before then you typically had to buy a gaming mag to get a demo disc. It was 7th gen when they became easy to download for free.

And youtube videos/reviews aren't really enough for me. They don't really cover the areas I care about and if I'm playing it myself, well I can look at exactly what I want

Besides, sometimes I refund a game because it simply won't run on my PC. Happened recently with Master of Orion and last year with State of Decay. I ain't got time to look at min specs and figure out if it will work or not. Just buy, download and try to play. Then I'll know with 100% accurace whether I can run it or not

There was a site, I don't remember its name and now it's closed, but it had tons of demos to download from various servers across the globe (to choose the one closer to you or the one with less traffic).

Oh, and that last part... that's being just lazy as f*ck .

*Edit* I just remembered: it's www.gamershell.com an it's still open, althought it doesn't have many new things.



 

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Ka-pi96 said:
WoodenPints said:

Damn Kapi what games are you refunding lol? I've never found a game I purchased so bad I decided to refund it ever :P

It's not that they're bad, it's that they're not good enough to draw me away from the games I'm currently playing. And if I'm not going to get round to them anytime soon I'd rather have the money still. Besides, by the time I do want to play them they'll probably be cheaper then anyways

The entire point of Steam is buy buy games and never play them :P ....or so it seems at times haha :D

To be fair I regulary buy games for a few quid just because I know they won't go cheaper and they are there if I feel the urge to play them :) But I know what you mean I buy a lot of games and they just end up sitting there because I just continue to play Rocket League or <Insert random MMO here> and leaving them sat in my library for months or even years :P



For those of you that know about the internals of CPUs and that kind of stuff, this leaked slides may be of interest:

 

AMD Ryzen Die Shot and Caches Shown at ISSCC

http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/amd-ryzen-die-shot-and-caches-shown-at-icc.html

A number of slides have been shown at ISSCC (International Solid-State Circuits Conference) earlier this month, that info likely needed to remain private, but a Japanese website has released three slides and accompanying information which also shows some die shots and (Ry)zen architecture.



 

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Currently gaming on:

+Console : Wii U, Xbox360

+PC: i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz, GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm more a single player gamer.

Friday, finally. Let's do the news, ok?

 

FOR HONOR HAS NOT BEEN DOWNGRADED AT ALL – E3 2016 VERSUS FINAL VERSION COMPARISON
http://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/for-honor-has-not-been-downgraded-at-all-e3-2016-versus-final-version-comparison/
Ubisoft is one of the few companies that has been criticized for downgrading its titles. However, we are happy to report that For Honor has not been downgraded at all. The final build features some of the best visuals we’ve seen to date, and they are as good as those showcased in the recent E3 events.

>>Ubisoft told us the truth! For once!

 

TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: WILDLANDS – FINAL PC REQUIREMENTS REVEALED, OPEN BETA DATE UNVEILED
http://www.dsogaming.com/news/tom-clancys-ghost-recon-wildlands-final-pc-requirements-revealed-open-beta-date-unveiled/
Ubisoft has just revealed the final PC requirements for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. According to the specs, PC gamers will at least need an Intel Core i5-2400S @ 3.3 GHz (and not an Intel Core i5-2400S @ 2.5 GHz as previously stated).
In addition, Ubisoft revealed that the open beta phase for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands will be available to all players from February 23rd to 27th.

 

SECOND GAMEPLAY TRAILER RELEASED FOR DECK13’S THE SURGE, SHOWING 14 MINUTES OF GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE
http://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/second-gameplay-trailer-for-deck13s-the-surge-released/
Focus Home Interactive has released a new trailer for Deck13’s upcoming sci-fi action RPG, The Surge, showing 14 minutes of gameplay with commentary from Deck13 Game Designer Adam Hetenyi, giving players a glimpse at the dystopian environments in CREO’s mysterious industrial and RND complex, the Abandoned Laboratories.

 

NEW SCREENSHOTS RELEASED FOR PATH OF EXILE’S NEW UPCOMING FREE EXPANSION, THE FALL OF ORIATH
http://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/new-screenshots-released-for-path-of-exiles-new-upcoming-free-expansion-the-fall-of-oriath/
Grinding Gear Games has released a new set of screenshots for the upcoming free expansion for Path of Exile, The Fall of Oriath. The Fall of Oriath will be the game’s largest expansion to date, introducing six new acts, a new story progression and the Pantheon system, as well as several new unique items and skill gems.

 

SAMURAI WARRIORS: SPIRIT OF SANADA IS COMING TO THE PC ON MAY 23RD
http://www.dsogaming.com/news/samurai-warriors-spirit-of-sanada-is-coming-to-the-pc-on-may-23rd/
KOEI TECMO revealed today the latest entry in the renowned SAMURAI WARRIORS action series, SAMURAI WARRIORS: Spirit of Sanada. In order to celebrate this announcement, KOEI TECMO released a new trailer for it that can be viewed below.

 

DAWN OF WAR III – NEW “PROPHECY OF WAR” TRAILER FEATURES BRAND NEW IN-GAME FOOTAGE
http://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/dawn-of-war-iii-new-prophecy-of-war-trailer-showcases-brand-new-in-game-footage/
SEGA has released a new trailer for Relic’s Dawn of War III. Dawn of War III promises to immerse players in the escalating brutality of galactic warfare and aims to combine the epic scale of Dawn of War, with the customization and elite heroes of Dawn of War II.

 

XBOX’S PHIL SPENCER: THERE WILL BE MORE PC EXCLUSIVE GAMES, MORE DETAILS COMING IN THE FUTURE
http://www.dsogaming.com/news/xboxs-phil-spencer-there-will-be-more-pc-exclusives-games-more-details-coming-in-the-future/
We’ve heard countless times that Microsoft is committed to PC gaming. And while the team has indeed made some efforts to win back PC gamers, it has also made some really stupid mistakes (UWP and Win10 Store exclusives anyone?). In his latest interview with Major Nelson, Xbox’s Phil Spencer stated that Microsoft will release some exclusives games to the PC in the future.

>>Now it remains to be seen which exclusives he's talking about... that of course will probably only appear on the Windows Store.



 

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Currently gaming on:

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+PC: i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz, GTX 1070

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The second, and last for this week, piece of news:

 

SONGBRINGER IS A ZELDA-LIKE WITH GALACTIC WAR AND HALLUCINOGENIC CACTI
http://www.pcgamer.com/songbringer-is-a-procedurally-generated-zelda-like-with-galactic-war-and-hallucinogenic-cacti/
Wizard Fu is a one-person development studio who, alongside publisher Double Eleven, aims to release Songbringer this summer—a procedurally-generated Zelda-like that boasts a host of weapons, dungeons and quests within a world of up to 308 million unique environment combinations.

 

A TEN YEAR-OLD TEAM FORTRESS 2 BUG HAS BEEN FOUND AND FIXED
http://www.pcgamer.com/a-ten-year-old-team-fortress-2-bug-has-been-found-and-fixed/
Videogames have bugs. This is a fact of life. Some are obvious and easy to squash, and others are a little trickier to nail down. And then there are bugs like the one Valve fixed yesterday in Team Fortress 2. According to this Engadget report, it was around for a full decade—since TF2 was released in 2007—before it was noticed last month by TF2 Classic developer Nicknine, and reported by Redditor sigsegv_.

 

PAYDAY 3 IS IN DEVELOPMENT, BUT IT MAY BE A WAY OFF
http://www.pcgamer.com/payday-3-is-in-development-but-it-may-be-a-way-off/
It's been nearly four years since Payday 2 released, so it's no surprise to hear that Overkill software is working on its follow-up Payday 3. The news comes via publisher Starbreeze's latest financial earnings report, so while there's no flashy CG trailer or coy social media teases, we at least know it's 100 percent true.

 

A NEW SHINESS: THE LIGHTNING KINGDOM TRAILER SERVES UP PS2-STYLE JRPG ACTION
http://www.pcgamer.com/a-new-shiness-the-lightning-kingdom-trailer-brings-the-ps2-flavored-jrpg-action/
We took a look at the PS2-inspired JRPG Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom last summer and came away pretty optimistic about what it would ultimately offer. Now, with the the better part of a year passed and the release "coming soon," publisher Focus Home Interactive has put up a new "Overview" trailer showing off animations, combat and conversation systems, supporting characters, and other elements of the game's wild fantasy world.

>>Thankfully, it doesn't look like a PS2 game.

 

WATCH DOGS 2 HUMAN CONDITIONS DLC HAS SELF-DRIVING CARS THAT PRIORITISE HUMAN LIFE
http://www.pcgamer.com/watch-dogs-2-human-conditions-dlc-has-self-driving-cars-that-prioritise-human-life/
As if the all-seeing, all-controlling surveillance state depicted by Watch Dogs and successor Watch Dogs 2 wasn't terrifying enough—the latter's incoming portion of DLC goes darker with the idea still. Human Conditions is due March 23 on PC, and brings with it new co-op missions, new locations and three new single-player Dedsec operations.

 

SEA OF THIEVES GETS SKELETON SWASHBUCKLERS AND FATAL FALL DAMAGE
http://www.pcgamer.com/sea-of-thieves-gets-skeleton-swashbucklers-and-fatal-fall-damage/
Rare's upcoming open-world adventure game Sea of Thieves has steadily impressed me since its 2015 reveal, however its last two videos have really turned my head. By exhibiting how its co-op mechanics work in practice, not to mention how chaotic treasure hunts can quickly become, I've found myself more and more invested in its overarching ideas.

 

Lastly, the usual recap of this weekend's deals at GOG and Steam:

+GOG

  • As you all know, GOG runs their deals the whole week, and this week's deal is "From wishlists with love", featuring the likes of Pillars of Eternity, the Witcher trilogy, Baldur's Gate or System Shock, among plenty others.

+Steam

 

And that's it. I honestly hope you have a great and gaming weekend.



 

Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on:

+Console : Wii U, Xbox360

+PC: i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz, GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm more a single player gamer.