The Tuesday news, all in one post:
SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS
Dead Cells has received an update and GOG celebrates that with a 40% discount until November 26: https://www.gog.com/game/dead_cells
Steam has several new daily deals and Midweek Madness deals... that will only last 24 hours because the Autumn Sale will begin by tomorrow's refresh. Oh, and there are also new weeklong deals!:
- The first daily deal is Necromunda: Hired Gun, 38% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1222370/Necromunda_Hired_Gun/
- The second daily deal is Through the Darkest of Times, 67% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1003090/Through_the_Darkest_of_Times/
- The first Midweek Madness deal is the Early Access title POSTAL 4: No Regerts, 20% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/707030/POSTAL_4_No_Regerts/
- Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition is 50% discount: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1151640/Horizon_Zero_Dawn_Complete_Edition/
- The Love Bombs Bundle features 5 games: Haven, Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator, Monster Prom, Florence and Sayonara Wild Hearts, and sports a 40% discount (four of the individual games are also on sale): https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/22839/Love_Bombs_Bundle/
- The Indie Friends Bundle, that features Dead Cells, Guacamelee! 2, Curse of the Dead Gods and Skul: The Hero Slayer, gets a 57% discount (the individual games are also on sale, from 30 to 75% off): https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/23637/Indie_Friends/
- And finally, there's also Unrailed! , that is 70% off: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1016920/Unrailed/
- Regarding the weeklong deals, well, now you would expect a brief summary with some of them, but the truth is that they're only a handful, 41, and you'll be better served if you simply check them out by yourselves.
Fanatical has three new Flash Deals: and Assassin's Creed Valhalla Ultimate Edition (57% off), Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition (59% off) and GUILTY GEAR Xrd -REVELATOR- +some DLCs (87% off).
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
Take a look at the most realistic next-gen real-time face in Unreal Engine 5
Ziva Dynamics has released a beta version of ZRT Face Trainer; a new machine-learning-trained cloud-based facial rigging. In order to showcase its capabilities, Ziva released a GIF that shows the most realistic human expressions you’ve seen in a real-time sequence.
MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS
Fans bring PS3’s MotorStorm Online Mode back to life
Alongside Killzone 2, MotorStorm was the second game that Sony used to overhype PS3. (...)
Now as with most PS3 games, Sony has already closed the servers for MotorStorm. However, a team of dedicated fans has found a workaround so that you can, once again, play it online. Not only that, but PC gamers can use the Playstation 3 emulator, RPCS3, in order to join the fun.
Brutal Hell Royale is a battle royale mod for classic Doom that you can download
Doom fans, here is something for you today. Modder ‘TRUDADDY’ has released a brand new version of Brutal Hell Royale. As its title suggests, this mod brings a battle royale mode to the classic Doom games.
Brutal Hell Royale is a multiplayer add-on for Brutal Doom, intended to run on Zandronum. It is meant for LAST MAN STANDING game mode. The rounds last for 1:30, but after 1:00 the (surviving) players are teleported to the same location to fight to the death.
>> Available from ModDB.
This add-on brings 26 extra weapons to the Call of Duty mod for Doom
Modder ‘Wally0222’ has released an add-on for the Call of Duty mod for Doom, CALL OF DOOM: COD Style Advanced Weapons. This add-on brings 26 extra weapons to the mod, something that many COD fans may appreciate.
Now in case you didn’t know, CALL OF DOOM: COD Style Advanced Weapons is a mod that allows players to fight DOOM monsters with high-quality firearms imported from the Call of duty universe.
By default, this mod features 70 weapons and equipment. As such, and with this add-on, you’ll have access to 96 weapons.
>> This one is also available from ModDB.
Someone is remaking Grand Theft Auto San Andreas from scratch
Reddit’s member ‘MapEditorMaster’ is currently remaking Grand Theft Auto San Andreas from scratch in Far Cry 5’s Map Editor. According to the Redditor, this map will feature a portion of the GTA San Andreas map, and will have proper gameplay elements.
From the looks of it, MapEditorMaster has carefully avoided using any copyrighted material. As such, Rockstar and Take-Two won’t be able to shut this project down. And while this looks like GTA San Andreas, it does not feature any direct references to it. In short, Take-Two can’t really issue a C&D takedown.
>> It only covers a very small part of the map (there's a picture in the article highlighting this), but you can learn more here.
This mod adds “The Matrix” bullet time effect in Red Dead Redemption 2
Modder ‘WickedHorseMan’ has introduced a simple but cool mod for Red Dead Redemption 2. As the title suggests, this mod adds a “The Matrix” bullet time slow-mo effect in the game that players can use.
By using this mod, players can slow down the time and dodge bullets by sight or sound. Also, this mod does not feature any aimbot when using it, and does not show any fatal/critical region.
>> You can get this mod from Nexus Mods.
One week in, Halo Infinite modders are already remaking the game
Halo Infinite might have only come out last week. But Halo modding is an art going back decades, and it didn't take long for modders to crack 343's newest creation open.
In the game's first week, modding was fairly limited, and the game's Nexus Mods page is limited to mods that realised you can swap the game's loading screens out for any .mp4 you fancy. But over the last few days, a few more ambitious creations have appeared on Infinite's battlegrounds.
>> Check the article for the mods.
Sci-fi RTS, Falling Frontier, has been delayed until 2022
Hooded Horse has announced that the upcoming sci-fi RTS, Falling Frontier, has been delayed until 2022. According to the publisher, this extra time will allow Shutter Fox Studios to work on the storyline campaign involving war between Mars and Titan. In order to showcase the game’s current status, Hooded Horse has also released a new trailer that you can find below.
A patch for Skyrim Anniversary Edition is here to fix black screens and break your mods
Today's patch for Skyrim, version 1.6.323, is mostly to address the black screen issue occuring when some players tried to launch the game or load modded saves. But the same patch may wind up sidelining your mods, just like the Skyrim Anniversary Edition did when it launched on November 11.
Obsidian's Josh Sawyer belts out Dolly Parton tribute to the 'Ultimate' Pillars of Eternity 2 player
In 2019, Obsidian added a "final God Challenge" to its then year-old RPG Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire called The Ultimate, which made the game much more difficult to complete—so difficult, in fact, that the studio promised to engrave the names of the first 12 people to complete it on a plaque hanging in its offices. As is often the case, players began knocking off the virtually impossible challenge in short order, and by early 2021, 11 of the 12 slots on the plaque were filled.
Nintendo boss latest to condemn Activision Blizzard's behaviour around sexual harassment allegations
Nintendo of America boss Doug Bowser is the latest figure to condemn the current handling of sexual harassment allegations by Activision Blizzard and president Bobby Kotick.
How to watch the Golden Joystick Awards 2021
The 39th Golden Joystick Awards are upon us, and it's an extra-special show, celebrating 50 years of videogames. Here's all the info you need on how to tune in and exactly when everything is happening.
The Golden Joystick Awards 2021 are taking place tonight, November 23, kicking off with a pre-show at 9:30 pm GMT / 4:30 pm EST / 1:30 PM PST. The best places to peep the ceremony are over on Twitch or YouTube, but you can also tune in through Facebook, Twitter or on the GamesRadar+ website. We've even popped it right below for you if you're lazy like me.
Walk around your Townscaper creations in first-person, in your browser
Townscaper is delightful. But what could be more delightful than dropping from that architectural birds-eye-view to walk down the cobbled streets of your own creations?
Thankfully, urban planner Meli Harvey has given us the opportunity to do that with a free browser toy, Threescaper. Earlier this year, Townscaper received an update that let you export your creations as .obj 3D model files. Plug that file into Threescaper, and you're free to take a walk through that town with rudimentary first-person controls.