now offers new version 17.9.3 Radeon Software Crimson ReLive
Edition drivers for AMD graphics cards (thanks
). Here's word:
Radeon™ Software Crimson ReLive Edition is
AMD's advanced graphics software for enabling high-performance gaming and
engaging VR experiences. Create, capture, and share your remarkable moments.
Effortlessly boost performance and efficiency. Experience Radeon Software with
industry-leading user satisfaction, rigorously-tested stability, comprehensive
certification, and more.
Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.3 Highlights
- Total War: WARHAMMER™ II
- Radeon Chill profile added
- Multi GPU support enabled
- Forza™ Motorsport 7
- The drop-down option to enable Enhanced Sync may
be missing in Radeon Settings on Radeon RX Vega Series Graphics Products.
- ReLive may cause higher idle clocks on the
secondary Radeon RX Vega Series Graphics Product in a multi-GPU
configuration on certain AMD Ryzen based systems.
- Negative scaling in F1™ 2017 may be observed on
Radeon RX 580 Series Graphics products in multi-GPU system configurations.
Over 30 employees were laid off this week from Volition,
, where they say the casualties include general manager Dan
Cermak. They have not heard back from Volition owner Deep Silver about this, so
it is unconfirmed, but they say their information comes from three sources.
According to these informants, this move was prompted by the disappointing
performance of the recently released Agents of Mayhem
, an action game
intended to expand the Saints Row
series. According to the story, the
developer had around 200 staff prior to this.
Steam Community Announcement
have details on a new version 2.4 patch for
that Frontier Developments dubs "The Return." The patch notes
are quite lengthy, but are vague about what's returning (spoiler alert, it's the
Thargoid race). Here's a
showing this returnination, and here's the news:
Continue here to read the full story
Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) today launched Elite Dangerous:
Horizons 2.4 – The Return, thrusting players into combat against one of gaming’s
most fearsome foes. The Elite Dangerous galaxy will never be the same again.
Since 2014 Elite Dangerous players have scoured the vast simulated Milky Way
galaxy as tensions between the Empire, Federation and Alliance have risen. With
each new discovery of unknown artefacts, probes and relics, players drew another
step closer to the return of the Thargoids.
Today humanity’s dreaded enemy will return in an ongoing Elite Dangerous
story arc enabled by Elite Dangerous: Horizons 2.4 – The Return, continuing the
Horizons season with ongoing story events that will see commanders thrust into
battle against the Thargoids for the first time in gaming’s modern age, bringing
a new and deadly dynamic to the Elite Dangerous galaxy.
In coming months the Thargoids’ influence will be felt throughout Elite
Dangerous, and players will be forced to develop new tactics and technologies of
their own to counter the Thargoid menace, or see humanity’s grip on our sectors
of the galaxy recede.
has some details on a new Survival Mode coming to Skyrim
down the road. But PC users interested in this
can opt into the beta
and check it out right now. The post explains how this
adds hunger, fatigue, cold, and other such needs to the game as the foundation
of this new mode. There's also an indication that this will probably be one of
those paid mods that have been discussed so much, as they say, "Both PC and
console players will get Survival Mode free for one week once it launches on
their preferred platform." Here's a bit more:
Survival Mode adds new
gameplay features and challenges to transform Skyrim into a land of unrelenting
cold and harsh wilderness. You can check out the map below to see all the
treacherous climate zones, plus helpful landmarks that could ensure you survive
that the PvP Ghost War
mode for Ghost Recon Wildlands
come to the tactical shooter in a free update on October 10th. This includes
a new trailer
celebrating the news with a look at more of the classes this will add. They also
say there are more free updates for the game in the pipeline:
Continue here to read the full story
Wildlands players looking to test their skills against human opponents can mark
their calendars for October 10, the day that Ghost War brings 4v4 team
deathmatch for free to all players who own the base game. At the start of each
match, players will choose from among 12 soldier classes with distinct weapons
and perks. Once they take to the field on one of the eight maps, they’ll need to
coordinate with their teammates and take the fight to their foes. New mechanics
including suppressing fire and sound markers will make cover positions and
situational awareness an even more important part of the tactical landscape. For
a look at some of the unique soldier classes for Ghost War, check out the video
October 10 is is just the start, as Ghost War will continue to expand and bring
players new opportunities and challenges. According to Lucian Istrate, the lead
game designer on Ghost War at Ubisoft Bucharest, players should “expect more
classes, more maps, and even new modes to be added in the future!”
Steam News announces
that Killer Instinct
is now available on
bringing the fighting game to older versions of Windows. Prior to this the only
PC version ran on Windows 10. Here's word on the game and its C-C-C-COMBO BREAKERS:
Discover your Killer Instinct! The legendary fighting game franchise
comes to Steam!
The legendary fighting franchise is back with over-the-top action, a wild cast
of combatants, rocking reactive music, and C-C-C-COMBO BREAKERS!!! Choose your
ultimate combatants each with fluid animations, unique combat tactics, and
enthralling special attacks. Use the open-ended combo system to rack up huge
combos as your opponent looks for openings to break you and turn the tides of
battle. Go online and compete against players from all over the world, or master
your combat skills with in-depth tutorials and intelligent AI combatants.
- Extensive cast of powerful combatants with tons of
customization options including Retro Costumes and Accessories.
- 20 Stages with dynamic stage environments.
- Award winning audio
- Competitive online matches.
- Unique, well balanced characters to fit your
- Test your skill online in Ranked Leagues.
- Cinematic Story Mode.
- Extensive Dojo tutorial teaches all the core
mechanics for Killer Instinct.
- Train an AI combatant and challenge your friends
to asynchronous matches in Shadow Lab.
- Online multiplayer. Pay attention to the
Performance Grading test automatically performed before your first match.
- Steam Achievements
ADDITIONAL PC SPECIFICATIONS:
- Additional supported peripherals:
Windows-compatible keyboard, Xbox One Controller for Windows, Xbox 360
Controller for Windows, and Xbox 360 Fight Sticks.
has a new trailer from The Evil Within 2
, introducing Father
Theodore, not to be confused with
The post includes
with a look, and offers a lot of details. Here's a bit of what this
will add to the survival/horror sequel:
Continue here to read the full story
Father Theodore has been kept
under wraps since the announce of The Evil Within 2. He has made appearances
here and there (most notably in the latest gameplay trailer), but the man has
remained an enigma up until now. Along with Stefano, Theodore is one of the main
antagonists in The Evil Within 2, and he’s finally ready to reveal his message
to the masses – a message that promises a “righteous” fury and immolation to
those who oppose him. Sebastian will need to survive the wrath of this master
manipulator if he is going to have any hope of finding Lily and escaping the
nightmare of STEM.
details about an educational Discovery Tour mode coming to
Assassin's Creed Origins in a free update early next year. This will enhance the
ability to experience history through the game in a combat free environment.
Continue here to read the full story
With Discovery Tour, Assassin’s Creed Origins is using the
concept of the Animus Database – long one of the most fascinating parts of the
series – as a springboard for an entirely new kind of experience. Where the
Database was a collection of educational (and frequently snarky) notes on the
important people, places, and events that you encounter in each game, Discovery
Tour adds an entirely new game mode that turns the massive re-creation of Egypt
into a combat-free living museum, with guided tours that let players delve into
its history firsthand.
“This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time, that we’ve been asked to
do by teachers, by institutions,” says Jean Guesdon, creative director for
Assassin’s Creed Origins. “Discovery Tour is another way to enjoy the beauty of
the world we’ve recreated. It’s a more educative mode, so it’s clearly focused
on education and on bringing to people actual facts, more academic knowledge.”
Separate from the main game, Discovery Tour annotates the game world with dozens
of interactive tours curated by historians and Egyptologists. Each focuses on a
different subject, including the Great Pyramids, the life of Cleopatra,
mummification, and more. Additionally, Discovery Tour lets players roam the
entire game world without constraints or threats, exploring a sprawling
landscape that includes Memphis, Alexandria, the Sand Sea, and the Giza Plateau
at their own pace.
the release of a mobile version of Battle.net for
. This will allow everyone to use the social functions of the app while
on the go. Here are the details:
If you've ever wanted to see what games
your friends are playing while you’re headed home on the bus, or quickly add a
new friend you've met out on the town, now you can with the Blizzard Battle.net
mobile app. Available for iOS and Android, the Blizzard Battle.net mobile app
brings social features from the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app to your phone.
The Blizzard Battle.net mobile app is starting to roll out now globally on the
App Store and Google Play Store—head over now to download, and check back
shortly if it’s not available in your region.
The Blizzard Battle.net mobile app makes it more convenient to keep in touch
with your Blizzard friends and add new ones.
Now it's easier to coordinate play time, discuss strats, or just hang out and
chat. When your friends are unavailable, chat history and notifications keep the
You can see at a glance what your Blizzard friends are up to, so you know when
it’s time to jump into a game.
Quickly add friends or accept friend requests right from your phone. You can
also scan a QR code for easy in-person friending.
post from Jeff Kaplan on Battle.net
explains that Blizzard has identified
and fixed a bug that was banning innocent players from competitive Overwatch
Here's word on what happened in the multiplayer shooter:
identified a bug that, in extremely rare cases, can cause players to lose their
skill rating progress and receive a seasonal ban from Competitive Play without
any prior penalties for leaving early or being kicked for inactivity. This bug
is a high priority for our team, and we’re working on a fix to prevent further
instances of it occurring as we speak.
In the meantime, we’ll be removing the seasonal ban for all players affected by
this bug as well as restoring their skill rating. To date, this bug has impacted
fewer than 200 accounts, but we’ll continue to monitor for additional
occurrences and provide assistance until we can implement a permanent fix. We
don’t have an ETA to share right now for when the fix will go live, but we’ll
update this thread as soon more information becomes available.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or frustration this bug has caused
and are grateful for your patience and ongoing reports.
is due for release on October 17th, and now
details on a season pass and post-release content for the
sports simulation so we can wrestle with whether an advance commitment makes
sense. Here's the overview:
2K today announced details surrounding the
Season Pass and downloadable content offerings for WWE® 2K18, the forthcoming
release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. The offerings will include
playable WWE and NXT® Superstars, including fan-favorites The Hardy Boyz; a host
of new in-game moves; and access to both unlockable content and player
progression features. The individual content packages will begin releasing in
late 2017, with some packages releasing in early 2018, for the PlayStation® 4
computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC.
“WWE 2K18’s downloadable content will deliver a notable combination of playable
WWE Superstars, NXT Superstars and WWE Hall of Famers, as well as popular annual
requests like new gameplay moves,” said Greg Thomas, President at Visual
Concepts. “This content aligns with WWE 2K18’s ultimate mission – providing
players with authentic and simulation-based WWE gameplay, the largest playable
roster in WWE games history and the freedom to create and control their
experiences, be it through MyCareer, the Creation Suite or other notable
features – and for a great overall value.”
Independent developer Stroboskop announces Sylvio 2 will be released on October
11th, offering a sequel to their acclaimed 2015 horror game. The
introduces the game, and a
shows off gameplay. Here are the details:
Continue here to read the full story
Sylvio 2 is a
sequel to critically acclaimed Sylvio, nominated for Best Original Game on the
2015 TIGA Awards and listed as one of the best horror games ever by PC Gamer. It
is created and developed by Niklas Swanberg, owner of horror game studio
Stroboskop. Juliette Waters is once again portrayed by Swedish actress Maia
Juliette Waters wakes up in an empty apartment from the seventies, buried
underground by a landslide. With the help of her ghost recording equipment she
manages to escape and make contact with Walter, the owner of a local boat
business. She learns that her boyfriend Jonathan is looking for her, and she
decides to look for him too. She borrows Walter’s boat to travel the flooded
landscapes of Saginaw Park, and heads for the coordinates written down on a
post-it note stuck to the ship’s computer.
The game consists of nine levels and a flooded main area with twenty islands,
free to explore. Estimated gameplay time is 6 hours.
PlanetSide 2 Forums
have details on a new "Critical Mass" update for
, the multiplayer shooter sequel (thanks Dave). This adds a new
weapon and implements a bunch of major changes to various systems, including a
complete reworking of the vehicle/infantry relationship. Here's word on a
continent locking revamp that's part of this:
Continent Locking Revamp
With the Critical Mass update comes a major revision of the way continents are
fought over and conquered. When one faction has refined enough cortium and
controlled enough territory, that faction triggers an alert which signifies the
impending domination of a continent. If the triggering faction wins the alert,
they will conquer the continent and call in an armada of Bastion Fleet Carriers
to rain destruction upon their enemies.
One of the driving motivators of revitalizing the continent locking system is to
encourage more strategy and competitive spirit in PlanetSide 2. Prior to this
update, locking a continent was not only confusing for many players, but also
happened abruptly, and often times without direct influence from the players
fighting on the front lines. The new system intends to create a climactic
end-of-continent encounter that challenges players not only as individuals, but
as squads, platoons, and outfits. We want players to feel the rush of a hard
fought victory, and reward them for partaking in it.
Major Nelson announces
the release of Halo Wars 2: Awakening The
for Windows 10 and Xbox One. Here's word on the new expansion:
The hotly anticipated arrival of Halo Wars 2’s new expansion is finally
here and with it, a new opportunity to take one of humanity’s oldest
adversaries: The Flood. Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare is now available on
both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, and we can’t wait for fans to get in on the
Awakening the Nightmare is a brand-new full expansion for Halo Wars 2, featuring
new campaign missions played from a Banished perspective, two new multiplayer
leaders, two new multiplayer maps, and Terminus Firefight – a unique new
cooperative mode where players build both bases and armies to defend and survive
against an onslaught of enemy forces.
- Cooler Master MasterSet MS120 Keyboard+Mouse Combo on
- EWin Racing Champion Series Gaming Chair on
- G.SKILL Trident Z RGB 32GB 3000MHz DDR4 (F4-3200C16Q-32GTZR) Memory
- Intel Core i9-7960X 16-Core Processor on
- Marseille mCable Gaming Edition HDMI Cable on
- Phanteks Eclipse P300 Case on
- Raijintek Leto CPU Cooler on
- Zotac Zbox Magnus EN1080K small-form-factor PC on
The Tech Report.
Our endless moving project has been repeatedly set back by additional projects,
but we are inevitably going to run out of them. We have a little demo work in
the basement that needs to be done. I am a mixed bag when it comes to handiness,
but this actually seems pretty minor, and I'm imagining I can do most or all of
it myself. We do have a handyman coming to give his thoughts on the topic today,
though, so I'll see if what he says changes my thoughts on that. Either way, it
feels like we're nearing the home stretch.
Paul Horner, Famous Fake News Writer, Found Dead at Age 38