Steam News announces
free weekend is underway for Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
along with a sale
on the melee combat game:
Play Chivalry: Medieval Warfare for FREE
starting now through Sunday at 1PM Pacific Time. You can also pickup Chivalry:
Medieval Warfare at 75% off the regular price!*
Besiege castles and raid villages in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, a fast-paced
medieval FPS (Slasher with a Multi-player online focus)
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a first-person slasher with a focus on
multi-player. Featuring competitive online combat that seeks to capture the
experience of truly being on a medieval battlefield. Inspired from the intensity
and epicness of swordfighting movies such as 300, Gladiator and Braveheart,
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare aims to bring that experience to the hands of a
The DTM Experience website
offers a playable demo for DTM Experience
, SimBin's latest motorsports
game. The demo is set on the legendary Hockenheimring and offers the chance to
test drive the DTM AMG Mercedes C Coupé, the Audi RS 5 DTM, and the BMW-M3-DTM.
In the official DTM Experience Demo, DTM fans, motorsports
enthusiasts and PC gamers can test their driving skills and race against the
clock to become the fastest driver.
A very realistic insight into the high degree of motorsport authenticity of the
DTM Experience is provided with the Demo.
The official DTM Experience Demo features the ‘Novice’, ‘Amateur’ and ‘Get
Real+’ driving models to cater for everyone from Rookies to more experienced
racing game fans and real race drivers.
Furthermore, the ‘Get Real™+ Driving Model’ also allows adjustment of the race
cars according to the official DTM regulations.
Amplitude Studios announces a fifth free add-on for Endless Space
The Search for Auriga is coming next month, adding more free content to their 4X
strategy game. Word is: "'The Search for Auriga' will include new heroes, a
special wonder, a unique planet, in addition to new features such as Rally
Points as well as AI and balancing improvements. More details will be unveiled
very soon." To celebrate the news, the game is on sale
for 75% off.
A new update is now live for Total War: ROME II
, Creative Assembly's
historical strategy sequel. This brings new free content and the promise of
more, as it adds the Seleucid Empire as a playable faction in single-player
campaigns and multiplayer games and also brings Steam workshop support and
activates the game's mod manager. Rounding out Patch 5 are further performance
and gameplay balancing improvements, all detailed in the
You can find details on the new faction on
Here's a new trailer
showing off gameplay and the "AllDrive" feature from Need for Speed Rivals
the upcoming racing sequel. This is the explanation of what this shows us, if
any sense can be made of it: "AllDrive seamlessly blends Singleplayer and
Multiplayer creating an entirely new experience only available in Need for Speed
Rivals. Starting in a single-player event, players can crash in-progress events
with friends, then spontaneously confront Rival racers to risk their Speed
Points in the ultimate racing experience. But, keep a lookout, players can also
team-up as the police force to bust anyone in their path." Continue here to read the full story
- Pixeljunk Monsters Ultimate on
Downloads. Save 25%.
- Point-and-click-a-thon on
GOG.com. Save 60%.
- Stardock 20th Anniversary Weekend on
Steam. Save 50-75%.
- Battlefield 4 on
Battlefield Blog. The Road to Battlefield 4: Hundreds of Awards for the
their new G-SYNC display technology, saying this new
monitor tech will provide "ultra-smooth, stutter-free gaming when it becomes
available as a module for existing monitors, with G-SYNC-native displays due
next year. The announcement quotes John Carmack saying "G-SYNC just blew me
away," and Tim Sweeney calling it "the biggest leap forward in gaming monitors
since we went from standard definition to high-def." Here's an explanation:
Problematically, graphics cards don’t render at fixed speeds. In fact,
their frame rates will vary dramatically even within a single scene of a single
game, based on the instantaneous load that the GPU sees. So with a fixed refresh
rate, how do you get the GPU images to the screen? The first way is to simply
ignore the refresh rate of the monitor altogether, and update the image being
scanned to the display in mid cycle. This we call ‘VSync Off Mode’ and it is the
default way most gamers play. The downside is that when a single refresh cycle
show 2 images, a very obvious “tear line” is evident at the break, commonly
referred to as screen tearing. The established solution to screen tearing is to
turn VSync on, to force the GPU to delay screen updates until the monitor cycles
to the start of a new refresh cycle. This causes stutter whenever the GPU frame
rate is below the display refresh rate. And it also increases latency, which
introduces input lag, the visible delay between a button being pressed and the
result occurring on-screen.
Worse still, many players suffer eyestrain when exposed to persistent VSync
stuttering, and others develop headaches and migraines, which drove us to
develop Adaptive VSync, an effective, critically-acclaimed solution. Despite
this development, VSync’s input lag issues persist to this day, something that’s
unacceptable for many enthusiasts, and an absolute no-go for eSports pro-gamers
who custom-pick their GPUs, monitors, keyboards, and mice to minimize the
life-and-death delay between action and reaction.
Enter NVIDIA G-SYNC, which eliminates screen tearing, VSync input lag, and
stutter. To achieve this feat, we build a G-SYNC module into monitors, allowing
G-SYNC to synchronize the monitor to the output of the GPU, instead of the GPU
to the monitor, resulting in a tear-free, faster, smoother experience that
NVIDIA G-SYNC is so smooth and so fast, that testers have found themselves
overshooting and missing targets because of the input and display lag that they
have subconsciously accounted for during their many years of gaming.
A post on the
reports that AMD's
Catalyst 13.10 beta
drivers contain the latest indication that Grand Theft Auto V
eventually heading to Windows PCs (thanks
). User kn00tcn posts claiming to have found the following string
by hex editing the beta drivers:
<application Title="Grand Theft Auto V"
1C Game Studios announces early access will begin on November 12th for IL-2
Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad
for those who pre-purchase the Premium
Edition of the upcoming aerial combat sequel, while those who pre-purchase the
Standard Edition will get their early access at some point in December. Here's
word on how this puts an end to their original preorder discounts though there
is still a small price break to be had:
1C Game Studios is excited to
announce the IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad early access date for everyone
who purchased the Premium Edition of the game. Premium Edition owners will be
able to take off into the Stalingrad skies and become part of one of the most
important battles of WWII starting November 12, 2013. Standard Edition
purchasers will gain early access in December 2013. The exact date is to be
The opening of early access will mean a discontinuation of the current pre-order
options with the Standard and Premium Editions becoming unavailable at their
current prices ($49.99 USD & $89.99 USD respectively). However, anyone who
missed the initial pre-order opportunity will still be able to try their hand at
virtual aerial combat and participate in the early access program by ordering
the Premium Edition for $94.99 USD.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad is a combat flight simulation dedicated to
the Battle of Stalingrad, one of the most decisive and fierce battles on the
Eastern Front in WWII. This new project from 1С Game Studios represents the next
generation of combat flight simulations with the latest development technologies
– from a new higher level of physics modeling, damage modeling and aerodynamics
to modern modes of gameplay with detailed, immersive environments.
The price of the digital version of IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad,
scheduled for Spring 2014, will be $59.99 USD for the Standard Edition and
$99.99 USD for the Premium Edition.
Please visit http://www.il2sturmovik.com
to pre-order and learn much more about the game.
The most recent mention here of Hudson the wonder dog was optimistic, as it
seemed like her lost appetite was returning, but she pretty much stopped eating
about a week ago. She was in pretty rough shape there for a while, and I was
pretty sure she was looking for an out, but the vet determined that her heart
condition had worsened, and put her on a new medication saying it should be able
to return her quality of life in the short term (she's a 13 year-old purebred
dog, so that's all we can expect of her anyway). I'm very pleased that this has
indeed helped with her lethargy, and I've been able to get her to eat a bit over
the past couple of days, which has us hopeful this situation has finally turned
a corner. We saw the doctor this morning, who seems to feel the same way, as she
says Hudson's heart sounds a lot better. It will be one of the saddest things I ever
have to do to let her go, but as a wise, albeit fictional man once said: "And
there is only one thing we say to Death: 'Not today'." Go get 'em, wonder dog!