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Saturday, Nov 21, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Getting AMD Ray Tracing Support Later

This exchange on Twitter explains the lack of AMD specs under the ray tracing section in the updated Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements released yesterday (thanks Wccftech). Here's the response from CD PROJEKT RED to a question about ray tracing specs for the new AMD graphics cards:
Not for the release but we are working together with AMD to introduce this feature as soon as we can.

The Humble Store Fall Sale

The Humble Store Fall Sale* is now underway. This runs from now to December 1st, offering up to 90% off. This includes a wide variety of games, and is subdivided into categories including the WB Games Fall Sale, the Konami Fall Sale, the Paradox Interactive Fall Sale, and the Rockstar Fall Sale.

*Blue's News may receive a commission on sales of this item.

Steam Adds PS5 Controller Support

Valve announces the Steam Input API now includes PS5 Controller Support. They say this includes full support for the LED, trackpad, rumble and gyro features are available now. They explain the increased controller usage they are seeing from PC users and what this means for developers. Here's the overview:
Thanks to our most recent Steam client update, all games currently using the Steam Input API are now fully compatible with the new PS5 controller - with no developer updates required, it just works.

Full support for the LED, trackpad, rumble and gyro features are available for players to configure in games such as Death Stranding, No Man’s Sky, Horizon: Zero Dawn and more. This support is now available for players opted into the public beta Steam desktop client with platform wide support targeted to ship after further testing.

GTA Online Cayo Perico Heist Next Month

Rockstar Games announces The Cayo Perico Heist is coming to GTA Online on December 15th. This will add a new remote island compound the Grand Theft Auto V's Los Santos map. Here's a trailer and here are the details:
Prepare to infiltrate the remote island compound of the world’s most notorious drug dealer in Grand Theft Auto Online’s biggest, most daring, and action-packed addition yet: The Cayo Perico Heist.

It’s up to you to find a way to breach Cayo Perico, one of the most secure private islands in the entire world, evade or neutralize the heavily armed security forces stationed there, and escape with valuable evidence along with as much art, gold and drug money as you can carry.

Choose your tools. Choose your approach. Choose your crew – or even go it entirely alone. Just make it back to Los Santos in one piece.
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Out of the Blue

It seems like it was only a year ago that I had my last birthday, but I'll be damned if another on hasn't rolled around. The pandemic lockdown might make such an occasion weird for many people, but I tend to downplay my birthday, so I'm not really feeling deprived at not going out to dinner or anything like that. MrsBlue and I went shopping today for our little two-person Thanksgiving, so I picked up a steak to cook in Manstovia along the way. I'm always happy for an excuse to grill, eat steak, and laze around, so this should all work out pretty well for me.

Obituary: 'Wipeout' contestant dies after competing in obstacle course while filming reality competition show. Thanks Ant.

Birthday Round-up
Thanks Ant and Neutronbeam.

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