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  1. Guest_Jim_*

    Steam Daily Deals

    Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest at 40% off: $14.99. Project Nimbus at 40% off: $11.99 or $18.88 (35% off) for the Complete Edition with Soundtrack.
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    OCC Twitch Stream

    Uploading part 12 now, and it will be live at the usual time. Did give a quick look at the map editor that arrived with Beta 3, but really not much. Did a couple older maps with the new upgrades and definitely enjoyed the changes with the new beta version.
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    Humble Weekly Sales

    WB Games Hack and Slash Sale WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship at 80% off: $8.00. Free weekend. WRC Collection at 84% off: $24.12. Relevant OCC Reviews: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Middle-earth: Shadow of War Mad Max
  5. Today Stardock has released Beta 3 for Siege of Centauri, the tower defense set in the Ashes of the Singularity universe and using its engine. This allows it to support even tens of thousands of units. Released to Steam Early Access back in April, it has now received its Beta 3 update, and with it the Scenario Workshop, allowing players to create custom maps, as well as an Endless Mode, and more. If you are interested in the Scenario Workshop and potentially making your own maps, a good place to start would be the Modder's Guide. There are three maps available in Endless Mode, offering their own challenges. Covey has five paths leading from the North to your colony while Mendel is a large map with plenty of room, but there will also be a variety of attackers to deal with. Ulrath has dispersed resources, so you may need to decide which resources are most important to defend. Also part of the update are a couple new towers and plenty more enemies. The new towers are the Mortar, a cheap AOE tower, and the Nova Tower that has long range and an AOE attack, but its high damage is limited to shields. Hopefully they and the older towers will be enough to handle the seven new enemies coming, such as the Nest of the Queen and Heart of the Phoenix, which are both dreadnoughts. New upgrades for towers have also arrived, allowing you to increase tower effectiveness and customize them to your playstyle. Everything has also been rebalanced, and the difficulty will also impact the number of enemies that spawn. Towers have been given the ability to attack outside of their range, when an enemy that was being tracked exits range. This is to prevent towers from constantly trying to aim at enemies that move out of range before the tower attacks. There have been a number of fixes and UI changes too, including some fairly useful changes too, like removing upgrades from a tower when you unequip it, and equipping towers when you attach an upgrade to them. While Siege of Centauri is still in Early Access, it is $9.99 but its final version is expected to cost $14.99. Source: Stardock Back to original news post
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    Steam Daily Deals

    Rescue HQ - The Tycoon at 25% off: $22.49. Neverwinter Nights at 75% off: $5.00 or $49.13 (31% off) for the Enhanced Edition Digital Deluxe. Weekend Sale: Battlefleet Gothic: Armada II at 40% off: $23.99. DLC on sale at 15% off. Free weekend. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy at 33% off: $20.09 or $26.55 (38% off) for the Turnabout Tunes Bundle. DLC also on sale at 25% off. Deathgarden: BLOODHARVEST at 50% off: $7.49. Human: Fall Flat at 50% off: $7.49 or $8.78 (56% off) with the Soundtrack. Soundtrack also on sale.
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    Humble Weekly Sales

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  8. While most people likely associated G.Skill with its high performance memory, the company makes gaming peripherals as well, and has released a new mechanical keyboard to consider. The KM360 is a tenkeyless keyboard using Cherry MX mechanical switches, and by using wear-proof ABS plastic for the double injection keycaps and solid brushed aluminum top-plate, this keyboard should be quite durable. It has only white LED backlighting, which may be good or bad depending on your tastes, and uses a detachable USB Type-C cable to connect. Cherry MS Red switches are used for all of the keys except the space key that has a Cherry MX Black beneath it. Both the Red and Black switches are linear with a 2 mm actuation point, but the Black has a greater operating force. The white LEDs have five brightness levels, 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%, so you can adjust the illumination to match the situation. The KM360 is available now in Black and White with an MSRP of $49.99. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
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    Steam Daily Deals

    Gloria Victis at 50% off: $9.99 or $19.10 (52% off) for the Supporter Bundle. DLC also on sale for 25% or 50% off. We. The Revolution at 30% off $13.99. Midweek Madness (cont.): LEGO Games Franchise Sale
  10. Releasing December 10 on PC, you can now pre-order MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries on the Epic Games Store. This is the first single-player, campaign-focused entry in the series in over 17 years, and you can put down $49.99 for the Standard Edition or $59.99 for the Deluxe Edition starting today. The Standard Edition includes the game and a PDF of the game manual. The Deluxe Edition instead offers a digital game manual, providing a comprehensive breakdown of mechanics and features, a digital technical BattleTech manual, the game's soundtrack, and a 4K desktop pack. The technical manual has imagery and information about the equipment and Mechs you can encounter in the game. In the game, players will build, manage, and guide their own unit of mercenaries through a multi-year campaign set during the Third and Fourth Succession Wars. You can play the missions alone, with AI-controlled pilots, or with up to three friends via co-op play. The situations you will be in offer no perfect solutions as you select the contracts to accept and how to balance resources between repairs and upgrades. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  11. The first story DLC for Metro Exodus is out now on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. This DLC is set a year prior to the main game's events and follows the journey of Colonel Khlebnikov during the final days of Novosibirsk. A year later, Colonel Miller retraces this path. Aiding his journey is a new weapon for the game, the flamethrower. It needs to be pumped up to maintain its power, but when it comes to lighting up a room or mutants, it gets the job done nicely. Revealed yesterday by NVIDIA, The Two Colonels DLC has had its ray-traced global illumination technology expanded to include area lights, point lights, and emissive lights. To get the DLC you can purchase it on its own or the Expansion pass on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Though the base game was removed from the Steam store for the Epic Games Store shortly before release, you can still purchase the DLC and pass from Steam, as Steam pre-orders were still honored. Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  12. Last year Stardock released the Heroes of Star Control: Origins DLC for Galactic Civilizations III and on August 27 it is getting the very appropriate follow-up, Villains of Star Control: Origins DLC. With this comes four new playable races, with their own abilities, ship styles, and theme music. First up we have The Measured that are sentient coral that were modified to serve as bureaucrats. In addition to the game's Bureaucrat ability, they also receive Mitotic, granting free administrators when colonizing new worlds. Next are the Pamyst, the galaxy's most polite cannibals that have the goal of bringing class and refinement to the otherwise messy galaxy. The Xraki are quite different, being fanatical monsters once used as shock troops, before being exiled to a different dimension. Lastly we have the Scryve, a people that were once idealistic and hopeful, but came to be twisted with corruption. Unlike the violent and intolerant Drengin in Galactic Civilizations III, the Scrye Empire is civilized, thoughtful, and methodical, while still being evil. They will have the Conquerors ability and the new Imperial ability. This new ability grants bonus health to ships in their territory, based on how many colonies have a zone of control contiguous with their home planet. The Villains of Star Control: Origins DLC will be available on August 27 from Stardock, Steam, and GOG for $5.99. Source: Stardock Back to original news post
  13. Iron Harvest is a real-time strategy game set in an alternate, diesel-punk version of the 1920s, and today Deep Silver and KING Art Games have announced its release date, and provided a new trailer for it. The world is based on the work of Jakub Rozalzki, a Polish artist, and players will get to enter it on September 1, 2020 when it launches for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. If you cannot wait until then, there is the trailer and screenshots below to give you a taste of the setting.     Source: Press Release Back to original news post
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    Steam Daily Deals

    .hack//G.U. Last Recode at 75% off: $12.50. Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen at 70% off: $8.99. Midweek Madness: Naruto Franchise Sale Steel Division 2 at 33% off: $26.79 to $47.99 (40% off) depending on edition. DLC also on sale for 33-40% off. Weeklong Sale
  15. Have four pieces of news from Ubisoft today, so here goes. First off, it was announced that until August 26 anyone interested in trying Anno 1800 can play it on UPlay. It includes the first three tiers of the sandbox mode and the multiplayer mode. This will also be the first time players will get to experience the day-night cycle that is coming as a free update September 10. On the same day the game's second DLC, Botanica releases, enabling players to raise their city's attractiveness via a modular Botanical Garden. You can see these changes shown off in the gamescom trailer below.     If you are interested in a more action-oriented game, Ubisoft also announced For Honor Standard Edition will be free on Uplay from today to August 27. On August 22 there will be in-game activities that add new elite outfits for purchase with in-game currency. The event will also open access to a special warrior challenge and the Carousel of Death event playlist. Another announcement today is that The Settlers a new entry in the classic series, will be releasing to PC in 2020. It development is being led by Volker Wertich, the original creator of the franchise, and Ubisoft Dusseldorf. It will bring back the best of the original gameplay, modernized and combined with new features and systems. Built in the Snowdrop engine, players will be able to enjoy PvE and PvP gameplay and three game modes; Campaign, Skirmish, and Multiplayer. Procedural map generation will afford players a genuine sense of discovery. It will be available via UPlay and the Epic Games Store, and there will be multiple editions. The Standard Edition will be the base version while the Gold Edition grants three days of early access, the Monuments & Merchants expansion and two decorative items. Two more editions are limited to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Poland, with the Entdecker Edition being a physical pack containing three lithographs, an original selected soundtrack, and one in-game decoration item. The Collector's Edition is also geographically limited, but drops Poland from the Entdecker list, and it contains a numbered Collector's box (5000 copies), an artbook, three lithographs, flower seeds, an original select soundtrack, a letter from Volker Wetich, and the content of the Gold Edition.     Lastly we come to Trials Rising and its Crash & Sunburn expansion releasing September 10. This is the game's second expansion and brings players below the Equator to the Amazon rainforest, Inca ruins, to Antarctica, and more with 37 new tracks across South America, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica. The Jungle Explorer outfit is also coming, so you can ride in style, and there will be two new bikes too. The Turtle has a roll bar to protect the rider, and give them a new way to ride, while the Alpaca will change how you play with its front-wheel drive. The expansion can be purchased separately for $11.99 but is also part of the Expansion Pass for $19.99.     Source: Press Releases Back to original news post