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Yeah its a shame, its not really the same E3 without the big three in it. Nintendo did start it with them opting out a year with their big Nintendo Direct. Sony followed suit several years later. I liked it when everything was condensed within a few days, rather than watching loads of different events scattered throughout June.



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hinch said:

Yeah its a shame, its not really the same E3 without the big three in it. Nintendo did start it with them opting out a year with their big Nintendo Direct. Sony followed suit several years later. I liked it when everything was condensed within a few days, rather than watching loads of different events scattered throughout June.

Nintendo has always been at E3, they just stopped doing conferences for their Directs, but they still had a big Direct for E3.



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Ah okay, its just the way its presented that it feels separate from the rest.

On another note I wonder if they'll show the new Switch this year :o A DLSS enabled handheld sounds nuts if the rumours are true!



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Humble Choice April 2021 is available to buy from April 6th 2021 to May 4th 2021.

Get all 12 games this month in the Humble Choice April 2021:

All Humble Choice subscribers will also get a new Humble Original, ROGUE MANSION

Hard pass for me this month, the only games I would be interested in that I don't own are Rock of Ages III and Popup dungeon, and neither is really expensive, so they can also simply be bought during a steam/gog sale.

Yeah, I also passed (again) this month.

Got the VR bundle instead for €12:

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hinch said:

Ah okay, its just the way its presented that it feels separate from the rest.

On another note I wonder if they'll show the new Switch this year :o A DLSS enabled handheld sounds nuts if the rumours are true!

I'm not sure this E3 is the best scenario for such reveal, but it's not like they can do it in a more traditional way somehere else, so... In any case, if they announce it this year, I hope they're smart enough (or manage to keep the secret enough time) to do it close to its launch. That way sales of the regular console won't suffer much.

I have to say, tho, that I hope they save that for the Switch successor.



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That's true, they might choose to show it on a later Direct and closer to launch. But yeah it should be ready for launch this year by Q4. I remember there being leaks for PS5 from December '19 on Github and we're seeing several leaks from various sources on the Switch successor/Pro.

I don't think an earlier announcement will affect sales too much as I can imagine this being a premium device and priced as such ($350-400?).. As opposed to normal Switch, which could be seen their budget model. They could even do a small price drop for the NS prior to this.



hinch said:

That's true, they might choose to show it on a later Direct and closer to launch. But yeah it should be ready for launch this year by Q4. I remember there being leaks for PS5 from December '19 on Github and we're seeing several leaks from various sources on the Switch successor/Pro.

I don't think an earlier announcement will affect sales too much as I can imagine this being a premium device and priced as such ($350-400?).. As opposed to normal Switch, which could be seen their budget model. They could even do a small price drop for the NS prior to this.

I wouldn't hold my hopes for a much better device. Rumors can be exagerated or been confused with something else (Nintendo could be working on a refresh and a Switch 2 at the same time and the leaker took one for the other). We'll see if it's real and, if it is, what does it feature.

If the announcement would hurt or not the sales of the current model is something that remains to be seen. There is usually a part of the potential consumers that will decide to hold a bit longer and get the newer/more powerful model is possible, but that will depend on price and availability. A drop in price for the regular Switch would not only help to keep selling, but also past overdue.



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hinch said:

Ah okay, its just the way its presented that it feels separate from the rest.

On another note I wonder if they'll show the new Switch this year :o A DLSS enabled handheld sounds nuts if the rumours are true!

Wondered when the Nvidia partnership would manifest. DLSS could be the especially attractive feature that allows the Switch to force handhelds to become the norm. 

Also, my game library is finally complete, up and running! I've successfully replaced my entire Xbox catalog and successfully tested it on PC. Will take time getting used to it, at least until my U-rage controller arrives. 



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JEMC said:

I wouldn't hold my hopes for a much better device. Rumors can be exagerated or been confused with something else (Nintendo could be working on a refresh and a Switch 2 at the same time and the leaker took one for the other). We'll see if it's real and, if it is, what does it feature.

If the announcement would hurt or not the sales of the current model is something that remains to be seen. There is usually a part of the potential consumers that will decide to hold a bit longer and get the newer/more powerful model is possible, but that will depend on price and availability. A drop in price for the regular Switch would not only help to keep selling, but also past overdue.

Yeah can see this just being a updated 4K switch and not much else. Tbf Nintendo did release a cheaper Lite but the original is still selling for the exact same price as it launched! Needs a price cut for sure.

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The writing was on the wall for Nintendo. None of their home consoles sold anywhere near as close as their handhelds (bar the Wii) and Wii U did so abysmally they had to make a change. It makes perfect sense for them to go for that market first and combine the two devices into one.

Its a good partnership for sure. Having more Nvidia technologies on more devices will also help development of features like DLSS as more devs will have access to it particularly if its baked into the SDK.



Once again, the news!

SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS

GOG sees the release of 8Doors: Arum's Afterlife Adventure with a 20% discount until April 22: https://www.gog.com/game/8doors_arums_afterlife_adventure

Steam has two new deals:

And Fanatical has a new Build Your Own All Stars Bundle, featuring 22 games to choose your 1, 5 or 10 games bundle: https://www.fanatical.com/en/pick-and-mix/build-your-own-all-stars-bundle

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS

You can now play as Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy in Resident Evil 3 Remake
https://www.dsogaming.com/mods/horizon-zero-dawn-aloy-resident-evil-3-remake/
DarknessValtier has released a pretty cool mod for Resident Evil 3 Remake that lets you play as Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn. This mod features full facial expressions/animations, though it does not pack any sound samples for Aloy’s voice.
Now as you may have guessed, this is a character swap mod and nothing more. Still, I’m pretty sure that Aloy’s fans will really appreciate it.
>> Head to Nexus Mods to get it.

Super Mario 64 Plus released, improves camera & controls, adds 60fps mode
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/super-mario-64-plus-released-improves-camera-controls-adds-60fps-mode/
MorsGames has released a must-have modification for the unofficial PC port of Super Mario 64. Super Mario 64 Plus focuses on customizability and aims to add features that not only fix some of the issues found in the base game but also enhance the gameplay overall with extra options.
Going into more details, Super Mario 64 Plus brings more responsive controls and improves the camera. Moreover, it brings a 60fps mode via interpolation. The original version runs at 30fps, so this is something that will interest a number of players.
>> You'll find it over here.

New Grand Theft Auto 4 Mod aims to improve all textures, first version out
https://www.dsogaming.com/pc-performance-analyses/new-grand-theft-auto-5-mod-aims-to-improve-all-textures-first-version-out/
Modder ‘Allaga’ is currently working on a new HD Texture Pack for Grand Theft Auto 4. This pack aims to improve/overhaul all of the game’s textures. Now while this is a difficult task, the modder aims to release smaller versions over time (until the mod is complete).
The first version of Grand Theft Auto 4 4K2K Allaga Graphics Mod that is available for download covers buildings and characters.

This mod aims to bring the world of World of Warcraft to Mount & Blade 2
https://www.dsogaming.com/mods/this-mod-aims-to-bring-the-world-of-world-of-warcraft-to-mount-blade-2/
The Reborn Team has announced a complete overhaul for Mount & Blade 2 that aims to recreate the world of Azeroth in it. This mod is currently in a beta phase, and its first version is available for download.
The first version of Mount and Warcraft Reborn brings to the game one armor and a sword from WoW.
Now I’ll have to be honest here; I don’t know whether the team will be able to complete this mod. Bringing all the races, armors, weapons and environments of WoW to Mount & Blade 2 is a huge task. And, from what I could see, the Reborn Team is a bit small (at the moment). Not only that, but there is currently only one weapon and armor so yeah, the team should have waited until it had more on its hands.
>> Available from Nexus Mods.

GAMING NEWS

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is coming to PC on June 24th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/alex-kidd-in-miracle-world-dx-is-coming-to-pc-on-june-24th/
Merge Games has announced that Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX will be coming to PC on June 24th. In order to celebrate this announcement, the publisher released a new trailer that you can find below.

JRPG Edge of Eternity will be fully released on June 8th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/jrpg-edge-of-eternity-will-be-fully-released-on-june-8th/
Midgar Studio has announced that its open-world turn-based RPG, Edge of Eternity, will leave Steam Early Access on June 8th. In order to celebrate this announcement, the team has also released a new trailer that you can find below.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection April 2021 Update is 24GB/50GB on PC
https://www.dsogaming.com/patches/halo-the-master-chief-collection-april-2021-update-is-24gb-50gb-on-pc/
343 Industries has released the April 2021 Update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC. According to the team, the Steam Patch is 24GB in size, whereas the Microsoft Store Update is 50GB in size.
>> After the massive CoD update, this one almost looks small.

The Emperor’s Own: Alpha Teaser is now available for free on Steam
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/the-emperors-own-alpha-teaser-is-now-available-for-free-on-steam/
Volga Studios has announced that a free, three-hour long alpha teaser for its non-linear, narrative-driven adventure game with RPG elements, The Emperor’s Own, is now available on Steam.

New beautiful screenshots from Diablo 2 Resurrected Technical Alpha
https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/new-beautiful-screenshots-from-diablo-2-resurrected-technical-alpha/
The first Technical Alpha testing for Diablo 2 Resurrected will start tomorrow and PureDiablo has shared some new screenshots from it. These screenshots showcase the new graphics of this Diablo 2 Remake, and we highly suggest viewing them.

First Oddworld: Soulstorm patch released, fixes several Abe soft-lock issues
https://www.dsogaming.com/patches/first-oddworld-soulstorm-patch-released-fixes-several-abe-soft-lock-issues/
Oddworld Inhabitants has released the first patch for Oddworld: Soulstorm. According to the release notes, Update 1.05 changes the News Soundbite VO in Train Hijack level. Moreover, it packs fixes for several cases of Abe becoming soft-locked in rare circumstances.

Turbo Overkill is a new retro cyberpunk FPS, coming soon on PC
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/turbo-overkill-is-a-new-retro-cyberpunk-fps-coming-soon-on-pc/
Trigger Happy Interactive has announced a new retro cyberpunk FPS for the PC, Turbo Overkill. Turbo Overkill will be coming soon on PC, and below you can find its first gameplay trailer.

PUBG Update 11.1 available for download, reintroduces Paramo
https://www.dsogaming.com/patches/pubg-update-11-1-available-for-download-reintroduces-paramo/
PUBG Corporation has announced that PUBG Update 11.1 is available for download on all platforms. This new update reintroduces Paramo, the popular 3x3 map set in the highlands of South America. The update also marks the start of a new ranked season, introduces the new Emergency Pickup items, expands the Master Medal system, and more.



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Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

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