The Thursday news, all in one post:
SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS
The Epic Store gives away two games:
- Ancient Enemy: https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/ancient-enemy
- Killing Floor 2: https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/killing-floor-2
And next week, the free games will be Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms and Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap.
There's a new Humble Bundle: Play with Pride, featuring up to 6 games to get during the next 13 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/play-with-pride.
Fanatical's new Star Deal is Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, 67% off during 48 hours: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/turnip-boy-commits-tax-evasion.
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS
Metal Gear Online 2 gets three new maps on PC
The team behind the Metal Gear Online 2 PC project has shared a new update that adds three new maps to it. In order to celebrate this, the team also released a new trailer that you can find below.
Metal Gear Online 2 PC is basically a project/service that allows you to play the multiplayer mode of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots on PC using the RPCS3 emulator.
As we’ve already stated, Konami has taken down the official PS3 servers for Metal Gear Online 2. As such, the owners of the original PS3 game cannot play it on their consoles. However, and by using RPCS3, PC gamers can play and enjoy Metal Gear Online 2.
Take Two attempts to take down the VR Mods for Red Dead Redemption 2, GTA 5 & Mafia
Take-Two has issued a DMCA takedown notice for the VR mods that were available for Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto 5 and the Mafia games. Created by Luke Ross, these mods allowed you to play Rockstar’s games in VR. And, similarly to some other “enhancing” mods, Take-Two attempts to take them down.
As Luke Ross stated, none of his modifications are built using software belonging to Take-Two. Moreover, these VR modifications are not intended to replace Take-Two’s games, nor are they a means of exploiting Take-Two’s proprietary IP or assets. And lastly, as with all mods, these VR mods require that users buy and own the games before they can add them.
>> Take-Two acting like d*cks as usual.
Marvel's Avengers designer looks on helplessly as streamer leaks next hero reveal
Marvel's Avengers just cannot seem to catch a break. It's been through a lot over the past couple of years—ugly bugs, a paid booster debacle, sass from Square Enix, and an average concurrent player count that hasn't come close to breaking triple digits since mid-2021—and now it looks like the next big character reveal was spoiled during a livestream with none other than Crystal Dynamics design lead Brian Waggoner.
The Forspoken delay also means we probably won't get to test Microsoft's super-fast DirectStorage tech this year
Well, it seems like the developers of Forspoken spoke too soon about its release date. Forspoken has been delayed to January, which means we're waiting longer to see DirectStorage in action on Windows 11 PCs.
God of War Ragnarok is coming in November
God of War: Ragnarok, one of the most anticipated games of the year, finally has a release date, and despite some worries among the fans it will be out this year: Sony announced with a brief trailer that its next big father-and-son adventure will be out on November 9.
>> From then, it will be a matter of what, 2 years until it launches on PC?. By the way, Axumblade made a thread about this announcement, so you can leave your thoughts there.
Final Fantasy 14 roleplaying server currently under the protection of a catgirl army
A wall of armed catgirls stand at the entrance of Ul'dah. This border wall of fur appears to be blocking outsiders from entering one of the most notorious servers in Final Fantasy 14, but it's also a playful form of greeting.
Player-tourists are waiting in queues of up to 30 minutes to flood into Balmung via the newly introduced Data Center travel system. They're there to ogle at a city known for its erotic roleplaying. Its catgirls, and the rest of the players taking shifts beside them, however, would rather it remain an insulated enclave, an erotic Themyscira that mortals can't reach—unless you're brave enough to walk through them.
Diablo Immortal's first update brings a new season and battle pass, but players aren't impressed
Blizzard has released details on the first post-launch update for Diablo Immortal, the free-to-play dungeon romp that launched into open beta on PC on June 2. The update will kick off a new season with three new battle passes, add a new raid boss and weekend event, and make numerous balance changes and bug fixes.
Blizzard aims to bring BlizzCon back in 2023
Blizzard halted plans for BlizzCon in 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and then later in the year hit "pause" on plans for a substitute online event because of widespread allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment at Activision Blizzard. The allegations were still relatively new and developing at that point, and Blizzard said "the energy it would take to put on a show like this is best directed towards supporting our teams and progressing development of our games and experiences."
That pause will continue through 2022, but Blizzard president Mike Ybarra said in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times that he aims to bring BlizzCon back in 2023.
343 is trying to revive Halo 2's infamous 'Earth City' E3 demo
Halo has taken many forms throughout the years, and left scraps of those development paths going all the way back to when it was supposed to be an RTS on Mac. This week, Halo caretaker 343 Industries announced a massive project to pick up those scraps, working with modders to bring cut content back into The Master Chief Collection.
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