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Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

  

Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut Next Month

Harebrained Schemes announces details on a Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut coming to Windows, OS X, and Linux next month, saying this will be free to owners of the original Shadowrun: Dragonfall. Here's word from Kickstarter:

Hello from GenCon! As promised a couple weeks ago, we’re ready to tell you more about Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director’s Cut. In fact, Mitch and Jordan will be talking about the game at their Shadowrun “What’s Next” panel tomorrow at the Crowne Plaza. If you’re at GenCon, come check out the panel! You can also drop by Booth 2343 to chat more with members of the Harebrained team, play some Golem Arcana, or catch a sneak peek of the new Dragonfall trailer.

But if you’re not here at GenCon, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Here’s the scoop on the Director’s Cut:

Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director’s Cut will be released for Windows, OSX & Linux on September 18th, 2014 for $14.99. It will be available on Steam, GoG, and the Humble Store. And - in case you missed our previous update: as a continued “thank you” for your support, the Director’s Cut will be FREE to all Backers and owners of the original Dragonfall release.

Evolve is Big Gamescom Winner

The gamescom website does not yet reflect the news, but 2K Games announces that Evolve took the best in show award at the trade show, which was one of five awards Turtle Rock's four-versus-one multiplayer shooter won out of 13 that were handed out, saying this is the most official gamescom awards for any single game. Here's word:

2K and Turtle Rock Studios announced today that Evolve, the highly anticipated 4v1 cooperative and competitive multiplayer shooter coming to next-gen consoles and PC on February 10, 2015, has won the prestigious “Best of Gamescom” award as well as the awards for “Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox,” “Best PC Game,” “Best Action Game,” and “Best Online Multiplayer Game.” Evolve dominated Gamescom 2014, winning five of the thirteen award categories, the most official awards any game has ever won at Gamescom.

“We are blown away by the positive reception for Evolve from both the critics and the consumers here at Gamescom,” said Phil Robb, co-founder and creative director at Turtle Rock Studios. “Winning the ‘Best of Show’ award at both E3 and Gamescom in the same year is humbling and exhilarating.”

“It’s encouraging to see the level of excitement for Evolve rise constantly,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The team at Turtle Rock Studios is creating something very special with this new IP that we believe will deliver one of the most unique and engaging next-gen experiences early next year.”

Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial

The Roberts Space Industries website offers a new Constellation video for Star Citizen showing off another spacecraft from the upcoming space game in a Kubrick-inspired commercial (it runs about 3:30, so its more of an infomercial). This comes as the game passes the $50 million mark in crowd-sourced funding, though no letter from the chairman has appeared yet to mark the milestone, so we can expect that soon. Continue here to read the full story.

Clockwork Empires Early Access

Early access to Clockwork Empires is now available on Steam, offering a first crack at Gaslamp Games' colony building simulation. They celebrate the news with a new trailer showing off some steampunk sims going about their business, which includes combat with the Gorn and cannibalism. Word is: "Also unveiled today is the Clockwork Empires Early Access trailer, which details life on the frontier - from foraging wild berries to some serious shotgun action right to an Auroch's face, and even provides a few tips on cooking. 'Boil til it's grey, and the germs go away!'" Continue here to read the full story.

AMD Catalyst Beta Drops Win 8.0 Support

AMD support now offers a new AMD Catalyst 14.7 beta driver for AMD/ATI graphics cards running under Windows. Here's the word on what this does, which includes dropping support for Windows 8.0:

  • Starting with AMD Catalyst™ 14.6 Beta, AMD will no longer support Windows 8.0 (and the WDDM 1.2 driver)
  • Windows 8.0 users should upgrade (for free) to Windows 8.1 to take advantage of the new features found in the AMD Catalyst 14.7 RC3 driver
  • AMD Catalyst 14.4 will remain available for users who wish to remain on Windows 8
    • A future AMD Catalyst release will allow for the WDDM 1.1 (Windows 7 driver) to be installed under Windows 8.0 for those users unable to upgrade to Windows 8.1

Gatherings & Competitions

Saturday Interviews

Saturday Previews

  • Diablo III on Battle.net. Patch 2.1.0 Preview- Seasons.

Saturday Consolidation

Saturday Mobilization

Saturday Metaverse

Saturday Tech Bits

Saturday Safety Dance

Saturday Legal Briefs

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

etc.

Out of the Blue

I have my grandfather's old easy chair up here in my office, which is covered in this mustardy/gold upholstery that clearly demonstrates it was last re-covered in the 1960s. In spite of this, it has held up surprisingly well over the years, as the fabric seems to wear like iron. The Gunnar-man put this to the test recently by leaving a nasty little vomit stain on it; My canine companion curls up in the chair on occasion, and I guess it's so comfortable he could yak while reclining. This looked like it might not come out, and even after I sprayed this harsh cleaner on it, there was an ominous brown patch left behind. Then I followed the next step of vacuuming the spot after it dried, and it came perfectly clean like it never happened. The spray I used was Oreck Spot Remover for Stains, in case you're curious, but I think the credit goes to this crazy fabric they used... it's probably some mix of teflon, asbestos, and the flesh of virgins that would be completely impossible to make anymore.

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Images: Skyrim Modding gone horribly wrong.
Media: Overly optimistic Jeep guy.
Wait...what. Who thought that was a good idea.
A-10 taking off, filmed with a GoPro from inside the cockpit.
Auctions: First Appearance Of Superman Currently Auctioning For 1.6 Million.
The Funnies: What it's like to play online games as a grownup. Thanks Reddit.



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