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    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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    Steam Daily Deals

    FAR: Lone Sails at 50% off: $7.49 or $13.15 (43% off) for the Digital Collector's Edition. Tomorrow Corporation Collection at 33% off: $40.46. Two individual titles also on sale at 50% off.
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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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    OCC Twitch Stream

    Just as the title says, we are going to try an experiment by streaming some gameplay on the brand new, OverclockersClub Twitch account. What's going to be streamed, you ask? The current plan is the newly released The Crew action-driving MMO, which I am in the process of reviewing. When? My plan is tomorrow (12/03/2014) at 4 PM EST. I am not sure how long I will be going, but I will try for a target of 5 PM. (By the way, my connection has an odd tendency to very briefly give out, but not briefly enough to keep some programs from disconnecting. I will try to monitor the stream on my laptop though, so if something goes wrong, hopefully I will be able to fix it quickly.) Will I be on a microphone? I want to do some testing on that first, to make sure volume levels won't be a problem, but I will see if that can happen. (Probably over thinking that.) No camera though. So that's the plan for this experiment. Hopefully it will go well and I won't crash and burn, except in the game. Previous Streams: The Crew (2014-12-03, 2015-12-06) Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (2015-02-28) Daylight (2015-03-07) Just Cause 2 (2015-03-14, 2016-07-09) Rise of the Triad 2013 (2015-03-21) Wolfenstein: The New Order (2015-03-28) Dying Light and Minecraft (2015-04-01) Torchlight II and Outlast (2015-04-04) Goat Simulator (2015-04-11) Grand Theft Auto V (2015-04-18, 2015-04-25) Marvel Heroes (2015-05-02, 2015-06-06, 2015-08-29, 2016-02-06, 2016-03-19, 2016-05-07, 2016-05-14 [accidental stream], 2016-07-02, 2017-01-21, 2017-05-06, 2017-07-01) Grand Theft Auto V with Mods (2015-05-09) Path of Exile (2015-05-16) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015-05-23, 2015-05-30) Heroes of the Storm (2015-06-13) Dota 2 Reborn (2015-06-27) Terraria (2015-07-04) World of Warships (2015-07-11, 2015-10-03) Sorcerer King (2015-07-18) Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes (2015-07-25) Screencheat and Coin Crypt (2015-08-01) Neverwinter (2015-08-15) Mad Max (2015-09-05) Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015-09-12, 2015-10-24, 2016-01-09) Metal Gear Online (from MGSV: TPP) (2016-01-23) Killing Floor 2 (2015-09-26, 2016-02-27, 2016-04-09, 2017-10-21) Amnesia: The Dark Descent (2015-10-31) Star Wars Battlefront Beta (2015-10-10) Fallout (2015-11-14) Just Cause 3 (2015-12-05, 2015-12-12, 2016-01-16 2016-08-13) Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Ultimate Sith Edition (2015-12-19) Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016-01-30) Rocket League (2016-02-13, 2016-04-23, 2016-08-06, 2016-10-22, 2017-01-07, 2017-03-25, 2017-04-22, 2017-10-07) The Division (2016-02-20) Far Cry Primal (2016-03-05, 2016-03-26) Hitman (2016) (2016-03-12) Doom Beta (2016-04-02) Civilization V (2016-05-14) Homefront: The Revolution (2016-05-21) Paragon (2016-05-28, 2016-06-18, 2016-07-30, 2016-10-15, 2016-12-17, 2017-01-14, 2017-03-18) Dead Island Definitive Edition (2016-06-11) Evolve Stage 2 (2016-07-16) Trials of the Blood Dragon demo and Super Meat Boy (2016-07-27) Rayman Origins (2016-08-20) Battlefield 1 Open Beta (2016-09-03) BioShock Remaster (2016-09-17) Fractured Space (2016-10-01) Outlast 2 Demo (2016-10-08) Left 4 Dead 2 (2016-10-29) Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (2016-11-12, 2016-11-19, 2016-11-26) Shadow Warrior 2 (2016-12-03) For Honor Open Beta (2017-02-11) April Fools Day - 8-bit Bayonetta (2017-04-01) Dishonored 2 (2017-04-08) Scanner Sombre (2017-04-29) Party Hard 2 Alpha (2017-05-13) DiRT 3 and DiRT 4 beta (2017-06-03) DiRT 4 (2017-06-17) Fortnite: Battle Royale (2017-10-14) Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018-02-17) Rad Rodgers (2018-03-10) Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered (2018-07-14) HITMAN 2 (2018-12-01, 2018-12-22) Single-game Playthroughs: Victor Vran Playlist Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Playlist Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition Playlist Red Faction: Guerrilla Playlist (2018-11-03, 2018-11-10, 2018-11-17, 2018-11-24, 2018-12-08, 2019-01-05, 2019-01-12, 2019-01-19, 2019-02-02, 2019-02-09, 2019-02-16)
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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
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    Humble Weekly Sales

    Humble Bundle has just started Weekly Sales. (First link to Humble Bundle, second to the news item.) My intent for this thread is to maintain it like the Steam Daily Deals thread, so hopefully I will remember to update it. As the price fluctuates and is pay-what-you-want any way, instead of giving that, I will list what the bonus items are for paying more. Bastion: Beat The Average (BTA) bonus: Soundtrack (MP3/FLAC) Art Pack Sheet Music Ringtones $25 Merchandise Bonus: Bastion Bandana Bastion Soundtrack CD Bastion Postcard Transistor Postcard
  7. 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

    The Humble Book Bundle: Keep Books Weird by Microcosm Publishing: Everyday Bicycling Coping Skills Please Let Me Help This is Portland How Not to Kill Yourself A Guide to Picking Locks Punk Rock Entrepreneur $8.00+: Born to be Weird Faces in the Dark Why We Drive Brew It Yourself This is San Francisco The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting This is Your Brain on Anxiety This is Your Brain on Depression Unfuck Your Adulting $15.00+: Unfuck Your Anger Hardcore Anxiety From Chaos to Creativity Juggalo Country Street Journalist People's Guide to Publishing Make Your Place Unfuck Your Brain Henry and Glenn Forever & Ever Making Stuff and Doing Things Bikenomics This is Shanghai Featured charities are StreetBooks and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
  10. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  17. 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
  18. THQ Nordic has decided to enter the Grand Strategy genre with the newly announced Knights of Honor II: Sovereign. Being developed with Black Sea Games, the goal is to build a medieval strategy experience with depth while maintaining great approachability. Players will be managing your kingdom's economy, guide the religion of your people, serve as the master diplomat, and be the nation's general in an RTS mode when battle is necessary all in real-time gameplay. You will not be completely alone in your efforts, as you will be able to appoint marshalls, clerics, merchants, diplomats, and spies to your royal court to assist in bringing your will to your people. Knights of Honor II: Sovereign is expected to launch on PC in 2020.     Source: Press Release Back to original news post
  19. At gamescom the Creative Director for Borderlands 3 shared a couple challenge modes you can encounter in the upcoming title, as you explore the solar system and advance the campaign. The first is the Circle of Slaughter, sponsored by the weapons manufacturer Torgue, which is well known for its explosives. Enemies will be sent at you in five rounds with multiple waves in each round, all while Mister Torgue himself watches on, providing his own colorful commentary. To show off you can complete bonus objectives, and if you want to pander to your audience, using grenades is hardly going to be a bad idea. The second challenge area shared is the Proving Grounds, which is run by an Eridian known as the Overseer. The goal is to test your mettle for the Overseers masters by rushing through maps with three areas and defeating a boss, all in 30 minutes or less. Better times and efficient will get you better bounties, and completing bonus objectives will also improve your reward. Borderlands 3 will be launching on September 13. Source: Gearbox Back to original news post
  20. If you remember fondly the previous Comanche games, than you may be happy to hear THQ Nordic and Nukklear are bringing it back with a new title entering Early Access early next year. You can watch the teaser below as it shows off not only the capabilities of the Reconnaissance and attack helicopter, RAH-66 Comanche but also the short range drone it can carry. The background story to the game is that following an incident where a drone was captured through cyberwarfare, the advanced Comanche helicopter program was revitalized as a means to deliver non-hackable short-range drones. Based on this premise and the gameplay of the original games, the companies are building a team-based online multiple helicopter shooter that will have players using both the helicopter and the armed drone it carries to complete missions. The pairings of Comanche and drone will have their own strenghs and weaknesses in the encounters. The new game, simply titled Comanche should enter Steam Early Access in the first quest of next year, and for those curious it is powered by Unreal Engine 4.     Also announced today is Drone Champions League - The Game, thanks to a partnership between THQ Nordic GmbH and the Drone Champions League AG. It will be the official game for the league and allow players to fly the original DCL tracks. There will be four flight modes to choose from, starting with an Arcade mode for beginners. The GPS mode is more like a standard camera drone, utilizing stabilization and altitude control, while Angle mode, which is sometimes known as stabilized mode, is available on many amateur racing drones. Finally the Acro mode gives the pilot the most control and is how real drone racing is done. There will even be support for drone controllers on PC and Mac. Drone Champions League – The Game is expected to launch this Winter and the standard edition on PC will cost $29.99 while the standard edition on consoles will be $39.99. The post-launch plans include adding additional real-life tracks prior to the event as well as a track editor for PC. More information will be released on the game in the future.     Source: Press Releases Back to original news post
  21. Today CD Projekt Red announced its much anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 title will be coming to the Google Stadia streaming platform. This will allow people to experience the game on more devices, and maybe also at a better graphics level than what some of our computers are capable of. Unfortunately it might not be on Stadia on April 16, 2020, when it releases to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, but will be out some time in 2020. We can expect more details in the future, but until then we have a new developer video we can watch.     Source: CD Projekt Red Back to original news post
  22. Today Ubisoft revealed the PvP mode for its upcoming Ghost Recon Breakpoint title. This mode, named Ghost War, will be part of the beta taking place from September 5 to September 8. It features 4v4 action with players able to select from four classes to fulfill different needs on the battlefield, which will be on six unique maps. These classes are the Assault, Panther, Sharpshooter, and Medic. At launch Ghost War will have two modes, Elimination and Sabotage, with Elimination being a team death match mode with the twist of a collapsing combat zone. Sabotage is an asymmetrical bomb mode, requiring attackers to plant and detonate a bomb at either of the match's bomb sites. Ghost War is going to be seamlessly integrated into Ghost Recon Breakpoint, so the progression system will carry over in both the PvE and this PvP mode, including unlocked classes, skills, customization items, and weapons. There will be special tuning in place for PvP though, to ensure a fair and skill-based experience for all players. Learning from the PvP of Ghost Recon Wildlands, Ghost War will have dedicated servers, reduced loading screens, and improved matchmaking. You can also expect massive post-launch support, with regular balancing updates and improvements, as well as new content such as maps, classes, weapons, and additional modes and events. Ghost Recon Breakpoint is releasing on October 4 to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, and will be available as part of UPlay+. Anyone who pre-orders any edition of the game will also get access to the beta I mentioned earlier, running from September 5 to September 8. Source: Ubisoft Back to original news post
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    Humble Weekly Sales

    The Humble Book Bundle: Python Programming by No Starch Press: Automate the Boring Stuff with Python Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python Black Hat Python Python for Kids Code Craft $8.00+: Cracking Codes with Python Doing Math with Python Gray Hat Python Python Playground Teach Your Kids to Code $15.00+: Serious Python Impractical Python Projects Math Adventures with Python Mission Python The featured charities are The No Starch Press Foundation and Python Software Foundation.
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    Steam Daily Deals

    Groove Coaster at 50% off: $9.99. Free week. Little Nightmares at 75% off: $5.00 or $10.20 (66% off) for the Complete Edition. DLC also on sale at 50% off.
  25. If you are a Windows Insider, which gets you access to preview builds for the operating system, there is a new build on the Fast ring with some interesting new features. Among these is the addition of GPU temperature monitoring within Task Manager. This is only for discrete graphics cards currently and will requiring using drivers that support WDDM 2.4 or higher. It only reports in Celsius at the moment but is still going to be a nice addition to the software. A quality-of-life change is coming to Virtual Desktops as well, allowing you to name each one. Virtual Desktops can be used to collect together windows for different tasks on separate desktops and then swap between them as needed. The ability to give titles to these desktops should help keep track of the purpose for each one, and these names will survive reboots. Other changes include a new system for managing the installation of optional features, the mouse cursor speed being brought to Settings instead of requiring accessing the Control Panel, and bringing Notepad to the Microsoft Store, allowing it to be updated more easily. If these changes are so interesting you want to jump right in and try them, remember that going to an experimental build of any software can be dangerous. Source: Microsoft Back to original news post
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