These are the Tuesday news:
SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS
GOG promotes the Digital Dragons Indie Showcase and has a sale with 24 games up to 90% off during the next 3 days: https://www.gog.com/promo/digital_dragons_sale
Steam has two new sales and the deals:
The guys at Humble have three new deals:
And Fanatical has 2 new bundles added to Bundlefest 2020 and another 2 sales:
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
Electronic Arts is renaming Origin to 'EA Desktop App'
Just a month after retiring Origin Access, Electronic Arts has revealed that the Origin name is going away entirely. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, EA senior vice president Mike Blank said that the Origin software on PC is being rebranded to—hold on to your hats for this one—the EA Desktop App.
The app formerly known as Origin will also be given a visual overhaul, which Blank said will "create a more frictionless, fast, socially-oriented experience for our players, where it becomes the best place for them to connect with the people they want to play with in the games they want to play." I don't really care about that—just launch the game and leave me alone—but it's also getting a "better patching experience" and updates to the login process, which I will absolutely welcome.
MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS
New trailer for Fallout Miami, unofficial expansion of Fallout 4, showcases some of its environments
Back in June 2019, we shared an early version of an unofficial expansion for Fallout 4, Fallout Miami. Since then, the team has been working hard on the expansion. And, after going on radio silence for over a year, the team released yesterday a brand new trailer for it.
Fallout: Miami is a brand new worldspace, with a gripping main quest. Additionally, it will pack side-quests, equipment, settlements, and a host of interesting characters and companions. Players will uncover the truth behind some mysterious disappearances. Furthermore, they will take part in the age-old struggle between Order and Freedom.
Surgical Scalpels showcases Boundary’s Ray Tracing effects with this Benchmark Video
Surgical Scalpels today revealed how they are harnessing the power of real-time ray tracing for its near-future multiplayer shooter Boundary with its Ray Tracing Benchmark. With the team’s aspirations to provide the best in-game resolution and visual perception in an environment where physics, lighting and surface reflections require different texture effects, developer Surgical Scalpels has embraced the power of real-time ray tracing to bring a more ‘visual edge’ to the game.
>> And it will launch on September 24.
Halo 3: ODST is coming to the PC on September 22nd
Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced that Halo 3: ODST will be coming to the PC on September 22nd. In order to celebrate this announcement, the teams have released a new PC trailer that you can find below.
CD Projekt RED releases another new screenshot for Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt RED released today another new screenshot for its upcoming RPG, Cyberpunk 2077. This screenshot shows off V’s car on a sunny day. CDPR did not clarify whether this screenshot features any Ray Tracing effects, though we can assume that it’s coming from the PC version.
>> This "I'm releasing a new, single screenshot of our game" method of keeping interest in a game is starting to piss me off. If CDP does it again, I don't think I'll post.
No, DICE and Electronic Arts have not teased recently Battlefield 6 or Battlefield 3 Remaster
Some rumors surfaced last week, suggesting that Electronic Arts was planning to unveil either Battlefield 6 or Battlefield 3 Remaster. As you may have noticed, though, we didn’t really pay attention to this rumor. And, as we correctly predicted, this rumor was fake.
Star Wars: Squadrons gets an impressive CG short film
Electronic Arts has released an impressive CG short film for its upcoming Star Wars game, Star Wars: Squadrons. In this short film, Squadron Leader Varko Grey finds himself as the last TIE pilot on the battlefield, hunted relentlessly by a renegade New Republic X-wing.
>> It's 7 minutes long.
Second Extinction is coming to Steam Early Access on October 13th
Second Extinction is a co-op shooter, players will team up with up to two other resistance fighters to fight dinosaurs. This game was meant to hit Steam Early Access earlier this month. However, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the game was slightly delayed. And today, Systemic Reaction revealed that the game will come out on October 13th.
First teaser trailer for Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 has been leaked online
It appears that the first teaser trailer for Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 has been leaked online. Although this teaser trailer does not show much, it hints at a possible delay for this new upcoming shooter.
Ghostrunner releases on October 27th
505Games and All in! Games have announced that Ghostrunner will release on October 27th. In order to celebrate this announcement, the publishers have released a new trailer that you can find below.