now offers new
Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.1 drivers for AMD graphics cards.
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- Bezel compensation in mixed mode Eyefinity cannot
- DiRT 4™ may experience flickering tire graphics
during gameplay or under certain terrain conditions when using Multi GPU
enabled system configurations.
- On Windows®7 when using Radeon RX Vega series
graphics in Multi GPU system configurations, users may experience a system
hang or crash when upgrading their installation of Radeon Software. A work
around is to do a clean install of Radeon Software.
- Corruption may be experienced in Forza Motorsport™
7 on some HDR displays with HDR enabled in game.
- Unstable Radeon WattMan profiles may not be
restored to default after a system hang. A workaround is to launch Radeon
WattMan after reboot and restore settings to default.
- Wattman may fail to apply user adjusted voltage
values on certain configurations.
- Radeon Settings may not populate game profiles
after Radeon Software's initial install.
- Overwatch™ may experience a random or intermittent
hang on some system configurations.
- GPU Scaling may fail to work on some DirectX®11
- Secondary displays may show corruption or green
screen when the display/system enters sleep or hibernate with content
- When recording with Radeon ReLive on Radeon RX
Vega Series graphics products GPU usage and clocks may remain in high
states. A workaround is to disable and then re-enable Radeon ReLive.
The Team Fortress 2 blog
notes the 10th anniversary of the original release of The Orange Box
bundled Half-Life 2: Episode 2
, Team Fortress 2
, and Portal
all on one package,
as games used to be distributed in places called stores on these things called DVDs. True to the blog,
the post focuses on TF2, though they also reveal that Valve was never happy with
how The Orange Box was marketed at the time. Speaking of unhappiness with how things
were marketed, there's this little matter of being promised a three-part
expansion for Half-Life 2
that's gone without a part three for a decade now, but we're
not getting our hopes up that we'll ever hear anything more about this, much
less ever get to actually play it.
has a roadmap of content coming to Assassin's Creed Origins
covering both the DLC for the game's season pass, as well as free content for
the base game. This trailer
illustrates the news, and here are the details:
Continue here to read the full story
The Hidden Ones (DLC 1) – This expansion takes place years after the events
of Assassin’s Creed Origins in a new region occupied by a Roman force. Bayek and
the new Assassins will clash with the Romans as the Brotherhood continues to
grow, and players will have a new level cap. Slated for release in January 2018.
The Curse of the Pharaohs (DLC 2) – The second expansion focuses on
Egyptian mythology, pitting players against undead pharaohs and famed Egyptian
monsters. Bayek will need to explore a mystical new realm and discover the root
of the curse that has brought these creatures to life. This expansion will also
raise the level cap again and introduce new skills for Bayek. Scheduled for a
March 2018 launch.
The Roman Centurion and Horus packs – These exclusive item packs will
grant Season Pass holders a new outfit, weapons, shield, and mount when they
become available in November of this year.
500 Helix Credits and an exclusive rare weapon, the Calamity Blade – Both
available at launch.
To gain access to all of the above, players will need to own the Season Pass,
which is included in Assassin’s Creed Origins Gold Edition and is also available
for purchase separately.
There is also a bevy of new additions coming to the game after launch that will
be free for all players, including:
The Trial of the Gods – Face off against the Egyptian gods in boss
battles during special timed events, and receive valuable rewards for victory.
Kicks off 15 days after launch.
The Nomad’s Bazaar – Track down a wandering merchant who will give you
daily quests to pursue and reward you with exotic mystery rewards. Available at
Photo Mode – Capture the beauty of the Egyptian landscape, indulge your
inner wildlife photographer, and discover interesting photos taken by other
players. Available at launch.
Discovery Tour – This new game mode turns the world of Assassin’s Creed
Origins into a combat-free living museum. Read more about this mode and the
educational guided tours in our previous coverage. Available in early 2018.
Horde Mode – Hone your skills with blade and bow against endless waves of
enemies in the Gladiator Arena, see how your scores stack up, and challenge your
friends asynchronously. Available in early 2018.
Kalypso Media announces The Road to Dunkirk
, the first DLC coming to Sudden
, their real-time military tactics game. Fans of the game won't have
long to wait, either, as they say this is coming to Windows, macOS, Linux, and
PlayStation 4 on October 20th. Here's an
with a look at gameplay, and here are the details on all this adds:
Continue here to read the full story
on from the successful launch of Sudden Strike 4 on Windows, Linux, Mac and
PlayStation®4, Kalypso Media is excited to reveal the first official DLC
expansion for its WW2 strategy heavyweight. Sudden Strike 4: The Road to Dunkirk
will launch for Windows PC, Linux, Mac and PlayStation®4 via digital
distribution platforms on October 20. The DLC offers four new singleplayer
missions based around one of the most intense and dramatic conflicts in the
entire war, as the Allied forces made a desperate bid to rescue British, French
and Belgian troops trapped in the eponymous French town, surrounded by the
German army with seemingly no hope for escape.
In the German side of the campaign, players must break through the French
defenses in the Battle of Lille to capture the town of Dunkirk and ultimately
hunt down and destroy a British battleship. In the Allied campaign, players will
launch a counter-offensive during the Battle of Ypres-Comines and attempt to
evacuate as many soldiers as possible during Operation Dynamo itself. To aid in
the battle, players will have two new commanders to choose from: French war hero
Charles de Gaulle and British Expeditionary Force division commander Harold
Alexander, further adding to your strategic options for each mission.
Last but not least, Sudden Strike 4: Road to Dunkirk will also see the
introduction of 10 all-new units for players to deploy, including the German SIG
33 Bison artillery, the French Char B1 heavy tank, the British A10 Cruiser Mk.
II medium tank and destroyer HMS Ivanhoe.
4A Games now offers ARKTIKA.1
, the first virtual reality shooter from the
developer of the Metro series. This is available for Oculus Rift in the
and there's also an ebook on
called ARKTIKA.1: My Name is Viktoria. Here's the
here are the details, though they don't clarify whether this is pronounced as
point one, dot one, or what:
HUMANITY’S LAST BEST HOPE
In ARKTIKA.1, barbaric raiders and mutated cannibals push humanity to the brink
during the Great Freeze, a man-made ice age. Survival is far from guaranteed –
and only customizable weaponry and tactical thinking stand between you and a
very cold grave.
Nearly a century into the future, only the equatorial regions remain habitable,
yet pockets of humanity still manage to survive in small numbers all over the
planet. These regions of civilization sit on resource-rich, highly desirable
territories to the north and south. As a mercenary hired by Citadel Security,
you must protect one of the last colonies in the wastelands of old Russia from
invading forces bent on the extinction of the human race as we know it.
ARMAMENT & MOVEMENT
Every weapon in ARKTIKA.1 shares a modular design. You can assemble unique
variants by mixing and matching accessories on top of basic “frames”: antiques,
railguns – and even weapons able to shoot around corners! It’s important to
choose the right tool for the job: Horrifying creatures and violent offenders
who once lurked outside the city walls have found a way in, and they’ll do
whatever it takes to eliminate Citadel Security and anyone who lives in the
Each playfield offers plenty of space to move around in – allowing for strategic
positioning and increased immersion. The game’s advanced cover system takes
flanking maneuvers to a whole new level: Enemies can easily tear your cover into
tiny little pieces and even outflank you! The possibilities are nearly endless;
in-game objects like interactive car doors can be used to stay alive just a
little longer and gain an advantage over the opposition.
A new trailer
from Crusader Kings II - Jade Dragon offers a feature breakdown for this expansion
from Henrik Fahraeus, Game Director on Crusader Kings II. Paradox also takes the
occasion to reveal the $14.99 USD list price for the add-on, which is expected
later this fall. Here are details on the video and the expansion:
Continue here to read the full story
most grand and royal eminence, the Emperor of China, has sent an ambassador with
intelligence on what to expect once you make his acquaintance in Crusader Kings
II: Jade Dragon. In a new feature video from Paradox Development Studio, Henrik
Fahraeus, the Game Director for Crusader Kings II goes through some of the
changes and new systems coming in Jade Dragon, the newest update to Paradox’s
best-selling medieval strategy game.
Jade Dragon expands on Crusader Kings II by introducing the power of a meddling
foreign emperor, whose great energies cannot be contained in China alone. Can
you channel this imperial ambition to bolster your own kingdom? Maybe you will
become strong enough to claim the Middle Kingdom for your own
Feral Interactive announces plans to release a macOS edition of Dirt Rally
later this year:
Feral Interactive announced today that DiRT Rally®, the
acclaimed rally simulation game, will be released for macOS later this year.
Developed and published by Codemasters for Windows and consoles, DiRT Rally has
been praised for its realistic handling and pure focus on rally driving. DiRT
Rally will support Metal 2, Apple’s latest graphics API.
DiRT Rally is the most authentic rally game ever made, with a highly
sophisticated handling model that perfectly captures the exhilaration of driving
cars at the edge of control while tearing along treacherous, undulating tracks
at breakneck speed. Its high-risk, high-reward gameplay challenges players to
learn and master three different disciplines: the point-to-point races of Rally,
the tight circuits of Rallycross, and the legendary slopes of Hillclimb.
Players will hurtle down the most dangerous tracks in the world, from the
crumbling hillsides of Greece to the icy forest trails of Sweden and on to the
rain-drenched dirt roads of the Welsh countryside. As they get to grips with
rain, snow and fog as well as hairpin bends, slippery asphalt and loose gravel,
players will fine-tune their cars to suit the terrain, weather and their own
DiRT Rally puts players behind the wheel of over 45 of the most iconic cars from
the 1980s to the present day, including the MINI Cooper S, Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2
and the Lancia Delta S4 from the celebrated Group B era of rally racing.
“DiRT Rally offers players a thrilling, mud-splattered racing experience, but
under the bonnet, it’s a meticulously-crafted game,” said David Stephen,
Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “As they tweak the brake bias and gear
ratios of their cars, and take their skill and concentration to the limit on
every combination of road surface and weather condition, players will discover a
great game that’s driven by detail.”
DiRT Rally for macOS will be available from the Feral Store and Steam for
$59.99/£39.99/€49.99, and from the Mac App Store for $44.99/£43.99/€49.99.
System requirements will be confirmed closer to release.
A new Blizzard
has raised speculation that the company may be gearing up to
create a new Overwatch game (thanks
). This is for a Generalist Art Intern, however, not a paid position,
so it seems an odd starting point for a AAA developer and franchise. But they do
say this is for an "unannounced project at Blizzard" and under recommended
talents they list "Knowledge and understanding of the Overwatch universe" as a
plus, so there's that. They list this as an 11-12 week full time project, and
indicate this will run through summer 2018, so we may not learn more about this
for some time.
that the open beta for Star Wars: Battlefront II
began on Friday
is being extended for two days. Now they say the plan is to wrap things up
tomorrow: "The #StarWarsBattlefrontII Beta has been extended two more days! Play
until Wednesday, October 11." They don't say why they decided to expand the
scope of the beta, though at least one
is floating around (thanks Ant
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
is now available, offering Monolith's new
action/RPG set in Tolkien's fantasy universe. This is available for
Xbox One And Window 10
as an Xbox Play Anywhere title, or
for older versions of Windows. Here's
the official launch
, and here's word:
Go behind enemy lines to forge your army,
conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award
winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and
follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his
Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth.
a free weekend for Ghost Recon Wildlands
gets underway on
Thursday and will run all the way through Sunday. Those interested in checking
out the open-world shooter on Windows will be able to start preloading this
tomorrow in anticipation. The game is on sale for the duration of the event, and
those who buy will be able to retain all their progress from the free weekend.
Here's more on the event, which includes the new Ghost War mode
that's expected today
Continue here to read the full story
In the vast open world of Ghost Recon
Wildlands, danger lurks around every bend, and this weekend, you can confront
that danger for free. From October 12 at 12:00am PDT through October 16 at
12:00am PDT*, you can download the full game for free and explore all that Ghost
Recon Wildlands has to offer on PC, Xbox One**, and PS4** (PS4 players can
pre-load on 10/10, PC players can pre-load on Uplay on 10/11). That means a
gorgeous open world full of diverse ecosystems and thrilling missions for you to
take on in single-player, or with a squad of up to four co-op players. That
means a wide array of weapons, abilities, and vehicles that let you tackle each
situation using whatever strategy you choose. And as of this week, that means
the new Ghost War 4v4 team deathmatch mode.
Released for free to all Ghost Recon Wildlands players, Ghost War is a brand new
mode that brings a whole new challenge to the table. Players choose from among
12 distinct classes to create teams loaded for bear with powerful weapons,
perks, and abilities. Using squad tactics and stealthy scouting techniques, they
fight it out against a team of enemy players in intense multiplayer. Ghost War
launches on October 10, and the development team will expand it in the months to
come with new maps, new classes, and new modes.
Take Off – The Flight Simulator
is now available for Windows and macOS,
offering the chance to take to the skies in a desktop version of astragon
Entertainment's new project, which is also available for mobile. You can get a
look at this in this
and pick it up
. The game features various planes you can fly around the Hawaiian
islands, as well as a management mode. Word is: "Reaching an advanced game level
also unlocks the game’s management mode. Here, the player will be able to send
his planes to roughly 21 airports of well-known cities such as Frankfurt,
Moscow, New York or Sydney, where he can control the planes’ descend and
landing. " Continue here to read the full story
The Elder Scrolls Online
announces release dates for the Clockwork City
Bethesda's MMORPG. This will come to Windows and macOS on October 23rd and to
consoles on November 7th. This will be free to ESO Plus members and purchasable
by everyone else. Word is a prologue is also now live in the base game:
excited to announce that the Clockwork City DLC game pack will be released on
October 23 for PC/Mac and November 7 for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. This DLC
game pack will be free to ESO Plus members and available for purchase for 2000
crowns in the in-game Crown Store.
In addition to the base version, the Clockwork City Collector's Bundle will be
also available for 4000 crowns in the in-game Crown Store and will include the
DLC game pack, the Clockwork Skeevaton pet, the Kagouti Fabricant mount, and
Five Crown Experience Scrolls.
Want to get an early look into some of the mystery surrounding Sotha Sil's
realm? Check out the Clockwork City prologue quest – now live in The Elder
Scrolls Online base game!
This post announces
open alpha testing is underway for Stellar Codex
, a rail shooter set in space,
where no one can hear you ask why you're on rails. You can find all the details
on the Stellar Codex website
they offer a gameplay
with a look. Word is: "The player assumes the role of Jack Knight, a
veteran United Space Navy Captain, leading Saber Squadron, an elite pilot wing,
as they undertake missions to maintain peace and stability in a Sector filled
with turmoil and unrest. But their greatest challenge has yet to come, as
unknown and mysterious forces lurk just outside the mapped galaxy…" Continue here to read the full story
- Adata SE730H 512GB portable SSD on
The Tech Report.
- AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Quad-Core Processor on
- ASRock X299 OC Formula Motherboard on
- ASUS Prime X299 Motherboard on
- Cooler Master Mastercase H500P Case on
- EKWB and Bykski Water Blocks tested on Asus GTX 1080 Ti Strix on
- FSP Hydro 750W Platinum Power Supply on
- Intel Core i7-8550U CPU on
- Razer Chroma Hardware Development Kit on
- Rosewill Nebula GX30 Headset on
Today is World Mental Health Day. Given the way the term "mental health day" is
generally used, does that mean we all get the day off?
Valve announces the release of resources to help hardware manufacturers to
create better virtual reality headsets.
has all the
details on this technology, and the announcement gives an overview:
Continue here to read the full story
Valve, creator of Steam and SteamVR, a leading platform for games and
virtual reality (VR) applications, today announced the availability of new core
components needed by VR hardware manufacturers to deliver best in class VR
Complementing the existing free license for sub-millimeter room-scale tracking
and input technology, today's news marks the addition of other critical pieces
for developing state-of-the-art VR hardware: an advanced optical system,
manufacturing and calibration tools, and the supporting software stack to unify
the hardware into an optimal user experience.
"World class VR requires highly precise tracking, matched optics and display
technologies, and a software stack that weaves together the interactions between
these components," said Jeremy Selan of Valve. "For the first time, we're making
all of these technologies available to anyone who wants to build a best in class
VR system for the millions of Steam customers accessing over 2,000 SteamVR
About the Display and Optics Technology
Duty: Halloween Scream
, a special holiday event for Call of Duty: Infinite
. This trailer
shows things off, and here are some details:
Continue here to read the full story
Players of Call of Duty®:
Infinite Warfare will experience a community celebration called “Willard Wyler’s
Halloween Scream,” which allows players to acquire all-new Halloween-themed
loot, participate in XP-boosting events, play through a new zombies mode and
receive exclusive free items only available during the event.
Willard Wyler’s Halloween Scream features the following content and giveaways
from October 9 to November 1, unless otherwise noted:
- Free Halloween-themed Supply Drop at the beginning
of each week
- Free Halloween-themed cosmetic item every Friday,
along with one final gift on October 30
- Halloween-themed gear and loot, including
brand-new zombie-themed Rig skins, available to earn
- “Boss Battle” mode, which starts on October 13,
allows players to take on their favorite final bosses from each of the
Infinite Warfare zombies modes. It begins with the first chapter, Zombies in
Spaceland, and continues with the following chapters becoming available, two
per week, ending with the ultimate battle in The Beast from Beyond (players
must own DLC packs to access DLC chapters)
- Return of Gesture Warfare multiplayer mode to
celebrate Halloween, which runs now through October 12 and allows fans to
use gestures to humiliate and annihilate their opponents
- Carnage, a fan-favorite multiplayer map from the
Retribution DLC pack, free to play and with double XP for all players from
October 12 to November 1
To receive the free items during Halloween Scream, players need to log into
multiplayer between Monday and Friday morning while online and visit the
Quartermaster. Each week, the Supply Drop will be available between Monday
morning and Friday morning, Pacific Daylight Time, and the cosmetic items will
be available between Friday morning and Monday morning, PDT. Exact times may
the Halloween event for Heroes of the Storm
kicks off next Tuesday. This
will involve special loot boxes and cosmetics, and the release of Junkrat from
Overwatch as the game's newest assassin. Following that, they've also released
the Junkrat spotlight
with a further look at his kit. Here are some details on the Hallow's
Continue here to read the full story
Hallow’s End is creeping up on the Nexus, and we’ve got a new
event quest and rewards, as well as a several new cosmetic items ready to begin
haunting Heroes of the Storm later this month! Indulge your sweet tooth this
year with a few new treats during Hallow’s End 2017, which kicks off Tuesday,
October 17, and lasts until November 14.
New Hallow's End Event Quest
Play Heroes of the Storm during Hallow’s End in any mode except Custom Games,
Training, or Heroes Brawl to earn ghastly new rewards! Here are the goodies
you’ll unwrap when you complete this three-part quest chain:
- Part 1: Play 2 Games during Hallow’s End
- Reward: Cartoon Headless Horseman Spray
- Part 2: Play 8 Games during Hallow’s End
- Reward: Hallow’s End Warcrest Banner
- Part 3: Play 15 Games during Hallow’s End
- Reward: Headless Horseman Portrait
Stardock and Mohawk Games announce Conspicuous Consumption
, a DLC pack
with cosmetic upgrades for Offworld Trading Company
. You can pick this up
. Here's word on how this will upgrade your style:
Stardock and Mohawk Games released the Conspicuous Consumption DLC, a prestige
pack of cosmetic upgrades for select buildings. Players can add "flare" to their
game with the custom art, animations, and audio for each version.
"The art in Offworld has always been something we've taken pride in," said lead
designer Soren Johnson. "We wanted to release a pack of some alternate buildings
that will let players personalize their games and give them something extra to
smile about when they play."
Conspicuous Consumption provides new versions for each of the advanced buildings
that the player can enable or disable through the options menu.
The buildings with new versions in this DLC include:
- Hacker Array: Enjoy a "Las Vegas" feel with
a roulette wheel or embrace the retro style with an old radio tower.
- Offworld Market: Send your goods offworld
in a giant popsicle or a sleek retro rocket.
- Optimization Center: Burst some bubbles
with a bubble machine or conduct some electricity with a massive Tesla coil.
- Patent Lab: Research patents inside a giant
Rubik's cube or a sci-fi robot head.
- Pleasure Dome: Dance off inside a fun time
disco ball or skip the dancing in a neon diner.
now offers new
GeForce Game Ready 387.92 WHQL drivers
, saying these are optimized for
, The Evil Within 2
, Forza Motorsport 7
, and Middle-earth: Shadow of
. They are pretty all in on Shadow of War's release tomorrow, as they also
with word on all the NVIDIA features supported by the
action/RPG, including Ansel, HDR, and SLI. They also offer the opportunity to
profit from that Ansel support, as they are running a
Shadow of War NVIDIA Ansel Contest
with the chance to win a GeForce GTX 1080
Ti graphics card.
post on Charlie Intel
has a reaction from Sledgehammer Games about leaked
Weapons List, Maps, Divisions and More
as well as
from the Call of Duty: WWII
beta. Here's word, which comes
along with a couple of screenshots:
From Michael Condrey, Co-Studio Head
of Sledgehammer Games:
“Call of Duty: WWII has been in development for nearly three years, and we’re
now less than a month before launch. We can’t wait for fans to experience it on
November 3rd. With Betas, there’s always the risk that some people will try and
spoil that experience for others. We have had a couple things leak recently
across multiplayer and zombies. It’s disappointing for everyone involved in
creating the game. But, in the spirit of transparency, we want to be up front
about it. Some of the details were inaccurate, early, or still subject to
change. Others we would consider spoilers. We never plan for leaks, but we also
understand that it’s hard for fans not to read the news when it’s about
something they are so excited to learn more about.”
Michael Condrey also talked about the recent MP leaks from the Call of Duty:
WWII PC beta, including the new Gridiron MP mode, which is going to be SHG’s
boots on the ground take of Uplink mode.
“We are super proud of the game and cannot wait to play it with the community,
so please hang on for a bit as November 3rd is almost here. In the meantime,
here’s a first look at our London map in multiplayer. It’s a studio favorite for
domination, hardpoint, and TDM, and we think it could be a standout for the
competitive season ahead. Also, it’s a lot of fun for the new Gridiron game mode
coming at launch, here’s a taste.”
off the first in-game footage from Jurassic World Evolution
, the management
simulation in the works at Frontier Developments. The developer unveiled the clip this weekend at the Frontier Expo 2017,
offering a look at various environments from the game, as well as more dinosaurs
than even chaos theory can explain. Thanks
. Continue here to read the full story
The Steam Game and Player
reveals the latest milestone for PLAYERUNKNOWN'S
, showing the battle royale game has raised its record for
users to just shy of the two million mark. This stands at
1,963,080 for the moment, but the current player count is so close to that it
seems likely this will manage to break that two million plateau soon. Just
a few weeks ago
beat Valve's Dota 2's Steam record with 1.3 million peak concurrent users, and
it has shown no signs of slowing down. Thanks
A new set of charts from GfK Chart-Track offer the latest overview of game sales
in the U.K. FIFA 18 scores again is the headline on
week's activity. This reflects the top game on the
where Forza Motorsport 7 debuts at number two. Meanwhile
PC top 30 chart
Total War: WARHAMMER 2 spends another week at number one.
Here's the PC top 10:
||TOTAL WAR: WARHAMMER 2
||THE SIMS 4
||THE SIMS STUDIO
||DISHONORED: DEATH OF THE OUTSIDER
||THE SIMS 4 CITY LIVING
||THE SIMS STUDIO
||FOOTBALL MANAGER 2017
||THE SIMS 4 GET TO WORK
||THE SIMS STUDIO
||FALLOUT 4: GOTY
||PROJECT CARS 2
||GRAND THEFT AUTO V
Today is the anniversary of this site first moving to its own domain. And if you
raise a glass to celebrate, the site will be able to join in, as it is now 21.
The support we've gotten here from so many of you for so long continues to amaze
and delight, and nothing would make me happier than to be able to continue to
share and discuss game news here for another 21 years. Thanks for being part of