The Friday news:
SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS
Fanatical's Black Friday Sale includes a free game, some historic low prices
The Black Friday sales are underway, and digital retailer Fanatical has plenty of PC games discounted, most of them in the form of Steam keys. As well as the discounts Fanatical is giving away a free game. It's, let me check my notes here, 2019 multiplayer kart-racer Garfield Kart: Furious Racing.
Right now, the sequel to Garfield Kart is sitting on a user rating of 89% positive on Steam, but it's hard to know if that's because it's genuinely better than you might expect from a Garfield-themed racing game or if Steam's users, who have also given it the "Cult Classic" tag, are just being trolls. I was skeptical about Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed as well, but it turned out to be one of the best in the genre.
Since it'll set you back precisely zero dollars, if you're at all interested in driving around while pretending to be Garfield, Jon, Odie, Nermal, Arlene, Liz, Harry, or Squeak, whoever those last two are, you may as well find out for yourself. All you have to do is sign up to Fanatical's newsletter and connect your Steam and Fanatical accounts to get a free Steam key.
>> And it also has a a new Star Deal: The Judgment Collection gets a 39% discounts during 24 hours: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/the-judgment-collection
As part of its Black Friday Sale, the Humble Store has a new 48h deal: Wasteland 3, with up to 71% discounts during 26 hours: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/wasteland-3-black-friday-featured-deals/.
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS
This mod brings Grand Theft Auto 6’s Lucia to GTA: San Andreas
Modder ‘SERGIO_VAN_DYK’ has released a simple yet cool mod for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, allowing you to play as Lucia from Grand Theft Auto 6.
As the title suggests, this is just a character swap mod. Still, and since GTA6 won’t come out anytime soon, it can at least quench your thirst for it.
>> There's a video of it, but keep in mind that it runs on a heavily moded San Andreas.
Fans working on unofficial remake of classic God of War in Unity Engine
Baryonix Studios, a small team of game developers, is working on an unofficial remake of the first God of War game in Unity Engine. Although this project is in a pre-alpha stage, the team shared a WIP video from it.
Now as the title suggests, this is an unofficial remake. As such, don’t expect much from it. My guess is that Sony will send Baryonix a C&D letter (once and if this video goes viral). Furthermore, this is a really early development video. Thus, and even if Sony allows the team to continue working on it, you should not be expecting to be playing it anytime soon.
New SIFU mods allow you to play as characters from Overwatch, The Legend of Zelda, Bioshock & more
It’s been a while since our last look at the character swap mods for SIFU, right? Well, time to share some brand new ones that allow you to play as characters from games like Overwatch, Street Fighter, The Legend of Zelda and Bioshock.
Going into more details, modder ‘User619’ released all of the following mods. Thanks to them, you can play as Laura from Street Fighter 5, Felicia from Marvel vs Capcom 3, Zelda from The Legend of Zelda, Widowmaker from Overwatch or Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite.
For our shonen anime fans, there are also mods that allow you to play as Goku.
>> There are 6 videos showing the several new characters.
A massively ambitious 20-year-old Morrowind mod adds two major new regions
Tamriel Rebuilt is an ambitious mod project that aims to add the full mainland of Morrowind to The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, which was set on the large island of Vvardenfell. It's been in development for a whopping 20 years now. The last we heard from the team was via an updated development roadmap in late 2021, but today the developers released a new update that adds two major new regions to the game world: Dominions of Dust, and Embers of Empire.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales November 24th Update improves Ray Tracing & performance, full patch notes
Nixxes has just released the first PC patch for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. According to the release notes, the November 24th Update improves Ray Tracing quality, as well as the game’s performance during cut-scenes.
New trailer for the Unreal Engine 5-powered MMORPG, Legend of YMIR
Back in January 2022, WEMADE released a tech demo for its upcoming MMORPG that will be using Unreal Engine 5, Legend of YMIR. And last week, the publisher shared a brand new in-game/in-engine trailer for it.
Hogwarts Legacy gets a 20-minute “Autumn” in-engine video
Warner Bros has released a 20-minute in-engine video for Hogwarts Legacy, focused on an Autumn morning and showcasing some of the game’s environments. This video will give you a glimpse at the game’s visuals, so be sure to watch it.
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