The Tuesday news:
SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS
GOG has a couple of new sales:
Surprise! Steam has a new range of weeklong deals that will last until December 5th. They aren't too many, so I'll leave it to you to expleore them all.
The Humble Store has another 48 hours deal (there'll be another before the Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale ends in 3 days): the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey DLC will be 55% off during 26 hours: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/elite-dangerous-odyssey.
And Fanatical has a new Star Deal: Medieval Dynasty, 37% off during 24 hours: https://www.fanatical.com/en/game/medieval-dynasty.
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS
Metro 2033 Legacy, DLC-sized Mod for Metro 2033 Redux, gets first screenshots & gameplay footage
The modding team behind Metro 2033 Legacy, a DLC-sized mod for Metro 2033 Redux, has released the first screenshots and gameplay footage from it.
In Metro 2033 Legacy, you assume the role of a new Sparta recruit and former Hanza citizen. Players will learn about the fate of the Arbat Confederation and the Sparta HQ after the events of Metro Last Light.
The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition gets a 10GB must-have collection mod
NexusMods’ ‘recklessrider’ has shared a collection of graphics/gameplay mods for The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition, aiming to overhaul it. This collection is a must-have for all those that want to replay the second part of the Witcher trilogy.
Going into more details, this collection features AI-upscaled textures, upscaled videos, better imported items and better textures for environments. Furthermore, it enables auto-looting, enhances the game’s camera, and packs a number of QoL improvements for Geralt.
Minecraft looks incredible in 8K with this Realistic Physics Mod
Digital Dreams has shared a video, showcasing Minecraft running in 8K on an NVIDIA GeForce RTX4090 with an amazing realistic physics mod.
The Minecraft Physics Mod Pro features a lot of cool physics effects. For instance, it has snow terrain deformation, smoke physics, liquid physics and wind/cloth physics. Players can also destroy blocks and interact with their debris, which is really, really cool.
UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection suffers from mouse camera stutters and here is how you can fix them
A couple of weeks ago, Iron Galaxy released the third PC patch for UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection. That patch added support for non-AVX2 CPUs, and packed some mouse improvements. However, it also introduced annoying camera stutters when using the mouse which made the game unplayable. Thankfully, there is an unofficial workaround that PC gamers can use in order to fix them.
The Settlers: New Allies releases on February 17th, gets new screenshots
Ubisoft has announced that its upcoming The Settlers game will be called The Settlers: New Allies, and will release on February 17th, 2023. In addition, the publisher released some new screenshots, as well as a developer’s update video.
First details and screenshots for Starship Troopers: Extermination
Offworld Industries has announced Starship Troopers: Extermination, a new first-person co-op shooter that will drop up to 12 players right into the fight against the Bug menace.
Players will suit up and ship out to a far-off front as a Trooper in the Deep Space Vanguard, an elite Special Forces group within the Mobile Infantry.
Portal RTX will release on December 8th, gets a DLSS 3 comparison video
NVIDIA has announced that Portal RTX will release on December 8th. In addition, the green team released a DLSS 3 comparison video, giving us a glimpse at its performance benefits.
Portal with RTX is a free DLC for all Portal owners. Players will experience the critically acclaimed and award-winning Portal reimagined with ray tracing.
>> And the req. specs are quite high (3060 at High settings with DLSS2 for 1080p at "playable" frame rates). Since this comes from Nvidia, there's no mention of AMD hardware.