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  1. Cyber Security Software Bundle:

    • Cyber Security Essentials: Your Role in Protecting the Company
    • Security Management: A Case Study
    • Security Awareness: Phishing - How Hackers Get Your Secrets
    • Cyber Security Careers for IT Professionals

    BTA:

    • Cloud Security: Introduction to Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP(r))
    • Linux Host Security
    • Operationalizing Cyber Threat Intel: Pivoting & Hunting
    • Security Awareness: Basic Concepts and Terminology
    • Splunk Enterprise Security: Big Picture
    • Threat Intelligence: Cyber Threats and Kill Chain Methodology

    $25.00+:

    • Microsoft Azure Security and Privacy Concepts
    • Hack Yourself First: How to go on the Cyber-Offense
    • Security in the Cloud
    • Security Compliance: The Big Picture
    • Security for Hackers and Developers: Overview
    • Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities for CompTIA Security+
    • Incident Detection and Investigation with QRadar
    • AWS Cloud Security Best Practices
    • Microsoft 365 Security: Threat Protection Implementation and Management
    • Cisco CyberOps: Security Monitoring

  2. Knowledge 101 by adamsmedia Book Bundle:

    • American Lit 101
    • Genetics 101
    • English Lit 101
    • Poetry 101
    • Weather 101

    $10.00+:

    • Grammar 101
    • Accounting 101
    • Music Theory 101
    • Sales 101
    • Art 101
    • Socialism 101
    • Debt 101
    • Retirement 101
    • World History 101
    • Ethics 101
    • Statistics 101
    • Buddhism 101

    $18.00+:

    • Psych 101
    • Investing 101
    • Philosophy 101
    • Astronomy 101
    • Economics 101
    • Stock Market 101
    • Mythology 101
    • Astrology 101
    • Anatomy 101
    • Architecture 101
    • Personal Finance 101
    • Day Trading 101
    • Management 101
    • Real Estate Investing 101
    • Negotiating 101
    • US History 101
    • Religion 101
    • American Government 101
    • Social Security 101
    • Budgeting 101

  3. CryoFall at 65% off: $6.99 or $8.08 for the Supporter Bundle. Supporter Pack also on sale at 60% off.
    Banners of Ruin at 35% off: $12.99 or $17.08 for the Support Bundle. Supporter Pack at 25% off.


  4. Just finished recording and it is uploading now, showing I am actually progressing through the missions in Mad Max. A rare thing, but it does happen. Video will go live at the usual time tomorrow.


  5. Little Big Workshop at 60% off: $7.99 or $16.18 (46% off) for the Good vs Evil Bundle.
    Might & Magic Franchise Bundle at 66% off: $61.33. Most individual titles on sale at 75% off.

    Weekend Deals (cont.):
    Barotrauma at 75% off: $7.49 or $8.51 for the Supporter Bundle. Support Pack DLC on sale at 67% off.


  6. Unfortunately today's market has GPU prices highly inflated, so a "great GPU" could take up most of that budget of yours. Personally, I would be inclined to keep using one or both GTX 980 TI's until that market calms down, even though that might be months yet. Unless you are running at a higher resolution, I would think even one of those would be enough for the games you mentioned at high or their highest configurations. My RX 580 has been holding up well enough with newer titles than those you mentioned, but I am using a 1080p class monitor. I know the GTX 980 (non-Ti) and RX 580 trade blows, so the GTX 980 Ti likely beats it more often than not. I have never worked with SLI so I cannot comment on that.

    I would also hold out for a few weeks on the other parts, just to see how AMD CPU prices react to Intel's Alder Lake release. I'm not sure how much they may have already shifted, or if you're interested in an AMD CPU, but those may be settling still from the new competition. One thing to note with an AMD CPU currently though is that the AM4 platform is near end of life, likely only getting one more CPU release, and that will be the Zen3 dies with V-Cache. Maybe that is a reason to go Intel, or a reason to maybe not go with Ryzen 5000 but find a less expensive Ryzen 3000 that will suit your needs. Remember to aim for something that more than satisfies your needs and not necessarily the absolute best; the performance difference is not always that much, while the price difference is.


  7. Build Roblox Games Software Bundle:

    • Intro to Roblox Game Making

    $20.00+:

    • Explore Roblox Scripting with Lua
    • Create an Arena Combat Roblox Game
    • Make a First-Person Shooter with Roblox
    • Intro to Roblox Game Making

  8. Lone Wolf and Cub Comic Bundle:

    • Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 1: The Assassin's Road
    • Path of the Assassin Volume 1: Serving in the Dark
    • Samurai Executioner Volume 1: When the Demon Knife Weeps
    • Crying Freeman Volume 1
    • Lady Snowblood Volume 1

    $10.00+:

    • Lone Wolf and Cub Volumes 2-9
    • Path of the Assassin Volumes 2-5
    • Samurai Executioner Volumes 2-4
    • Crying Freeman Volumes 2-3
    • Lady Snowblood Volume 2

    $18.00+:

    • Lone Wolf and Cub Volumes 10-16
    • Path of the Assassin Volumes 6-8
    • Samurai Executioner Volumes 5-7
    • Crying Freeman Volumes 4-5
    • Lady Snowblood Volume 3

    $25.00+:

    • Lone Wolf and Cub Volumes 17-28
    • Path of the Assassin Volumes 9-15
    • Samurai Executioner Volumes 8-10
    • Color of Rage
    • Lady Snowblood Volume 4

  9. Crazy Machines 3 at 90% off: $0.99.
    Roguebook at 35% off: $16.24 or $22.52 (53% off) for the Deluxe Edition. DLC on sale at 10% off.

    Weekend Deals:
    One Piece Franchise Sale
    Orcs Must Die! Franchise Bundle at 55% off: $37.51. Most individual titles on sale at 25% or 75% off.
    The Ascent at 25% off: $22.49. Soundtrack on sale at 50% off.


  10. The Leisure Suit Larry Collection:

    • Leisure Suit Larry 1 - In the Land of the Lounge Lizards
    • Leisure Suit Larry 2 - Looking For Love (In Several Wrong Places
    • Leisure Suit Larry 3 - Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals

    BTA:

    • Leisure Suit Larry - Magna Cum Laude Uncut and Uncensored
    • Leisure Suit Larry 5 - Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work
    • Leisure Suit Larry 6 - Shape Up Or Slip Out

    $10.00+:

    • Leisure Suit Larry 7 - Love for Sail
    • Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don't Dry
    • Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Dry Twice

  11. The Ultimate Writing Book Bundle:

    • Envy
    • Pride
    • Where a Dobdob Meets a Dikdik

    $10.00+:

    • Bibliophile's Devotional
    • Big Book Of Words You Should Know To Sound Smart
    • Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel
    • Gluttony
    • Gobbledygook
    • Greed

    $18.00+:

    • Everything Guide to Writing Graphic Novels
    • Everything Writing Poetry Book
    • Write Like Hemingway
    • Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Writers
    • Style & Circumstance
    • Words You Should Know How to Spell
    • Lust
    • Sloth
    • Wrath

    $30.00+:

    • Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction
    • Plot Whisperer
    • 1-Minute Writer
    • Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need
    • Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts
    • Hire Me, Hollywood!
    • 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists
    • 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, 10th Anniversary Edition
    • 1001 Letters for All Occasions
    • Everything Guide to Comedy Writing
    • Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel
    • Call of the Writer's Craft
    • Everything Creative Writing Book
    • Everything Guide to Writing Children's Books
    • Write That Book Already!
    • Everything Improve Your Writing Book
    • Screenwriting in the Land of Oz
    • Script Tease
    • Tao of Writing
    • Write.
    • Grammar Sucks
    • Only Writing Series You'll Ever Need Screenwriting
    • Cup of Comfort for Writers
    • Everything Guide to Writing a Book Proposal
    • Everything Guide to Writing Nonfiction
    • A Writer's Space

  12. History Buff by Chronicle Books Bundle:

    • Veterans: Faces of World War II
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Bosom Buddies

    $10.00+:

    • She Can Really Lay It Down
    • Cold War Hothouses
    • Monarchs of England
    • Terminal Bar
    • Artists, Writers, Thinkers

    $19.00+:

    • Ghost Army of WW2
    • No Compromise
    • Madman's Library
    • Phantom Atlas
    • Bad Girls Throughout History
    • WEB Du Bois's Data Portraits
    • Legendary Ladies
    • Which Side of History?
    • Art of Instruction
    • Super Graphic
    • Cartographies of Time
    • Minard System
    • The Art of the Political Putdown
    • Incredible Women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League
    • Psychobook
    • This is What Democracy Looked Like
    • This Land is My Land
    • All Hail the Queen
    • The Lovings
    • War Plan Red

  13. Kingdom Two Crowns at 60% off: $7.99 to $20.61 (51% off) depending on edition. Soundtrack on sale at 60% off.
    Citystate II at 25% off: $18.74.

    Midweek Madness:
    Edge of Eternity at 40% off: $17.99 or $29.70 for the Digital Deluxe Edition. (OCC Review)
    Chucklefish Strategy Bundle at 62% off: $18.51. Individual titles on sale at 50% or $80% off.
    Thunderfull World Sale
    Red Solstice 2: Survivors at 40% off: $17.99 to $27.85 (35% off) depending on bundle. Two DLC on sale at 20% off.
    Solasta: Crown of the Magister at 50% off: $19.99 to $35.97 (40% off) depending on edition.


  14. Fan Faves and New Hits by Dynamite Comic Bundle:

    • Masks Vol 1 (Writer: Chris Roberson, Art: Dennis Calero, Alex Ross)
    • The Twilight Zone Vol 1 (Writer: J. Michael Straczynski, Art: Guiu Vilanova)
    • Vampirella Master Series Vol 1 (Writer: Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, Art: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti)

    $10.00+:

    • Project Superpowers: Blackcross
    • Nancy Drew #1 - 5 (Writer: Kelly Thompson, Art: Jenn St-Onge)
    • Sheena Vol 1: Queen Of The Jungle (Writer: Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo, Art: Moritat, M.L. Sanapo)
    • Vampirella Master Series Vol 2 - 4 (Writer: Warren Ellis, Art: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti)
    • The Lone Ranger Vol 3 #1 - 3 (Writer: Mark Russell, Art: Bob Quinn)
    • Battlestar Galactica Classic Vol 1 (Writer: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Art: Cezar Razek)
    • Battlestar Galactica Classic Vol 2: Cyclon Apocalypse (Writer: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Art: Cezar Razek)
    • Bettie Page Vol 2 #1 (Writer: David Avallone, Art: Julius Ohta)
    • Chaos: Highway to Hell (Writer: Tim Seeley, Art: Mirka Andolfo)
    • Ex-Con Vol. 1: Fading Lights #1-5
    • Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Welcome To The Jungle (Writer: Jim Butcher, Art: Ardian Syaf)
    • Kevin Smith's Green Hornet Vol 1: Sins Of The Father (Writer: Kevin Smith, Art: Jonathan Lau)
    • Kevin Smith's Green Hornet Vol 2: Wearing O' The Green (Kevin Smith)

    $18.00+:

    • Tales Of Army of Darkness One-Shot (Writer: Various, Art: Various)
    • Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Spirit Returns (Writer: Matt Wagner, Art: Eric Powell, Dan Schkade, Brennan Wagner)
    • Vampirella Master Series Vol 5 - 8 (Writer: Kurt Busiek, Art: Dave Cockrum, Louis LaChance, Louis Small Jr.)
    • American Flagg Definitive Collection
    • Ash VS. The Army of Darkness (Writer: Chad Bowers, Chris Sims, Art: Mauro Vargas)
    • Battlestar Galactica Vol 1 (Greg Pak)
    • Battlestar Galactica Vol 2 (Greg Pak)
    • Battlestar Galactica Vol 3 (Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor)
    • Game of Thrones #1 - 4 (George R.R. Martin)
    • Galactica 1980 (Writer: Marc Guggenheim, Art: Cezar Razek)
    • Grand Passion #1-5
    • Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Fool Moon Vol 1 - 2 (Writer: Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, Art: Chase Conley)

    $25.00+:

    • John Wick #1 - 3 (Writer: Greg Pak, Art: Giovanni Valletta)
    • Skin & Earth (Writer: Lights, Art: Lights)
    • Swords Of The Swashbucklers (Writer: Bill Mantlo, Art: Colleen Doran, Jackson Guice, Geoff Isherwood)
    • Undisputed Street Fighter (Writer: Steve Hendershot, Tim Lapetino, Art: Various)
    • Art of Atari (Writer: Tim Lapetino, Art: Various)
    • Barbarella Vol 1 (Writer: Mike Carey, Art: Jorge Fornes, Kenan Yarar)
    • Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Storm Front Vol 1 - 2 (Writer: Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, Art: Ardian Syaf)
    • The Boys Omnibus Vol. 1 (Writer: Garth Ennis, Artist: Darick Robertson)
    • Dreadstar Omnibus (Writer: Jim Starlin, Art: Jim Starlin)
    • Django/Zorro Collection (Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner)
    • Elvira #1 - 3 (Writer: David Avallone, Art: Dave Acosta)
    • Bob's Burgers Vol. 1 (Writer: Various, Art: Various)
    • Bob's Burgers Vol 2: Medium Rare (Writer: Various, Art: Various)
    • John Carter: The End (Writer: Alex Cox, Brian Wood, Art: Hayden Sherman)
    • Mark Waid's The Green Hornet Vol 1 - 2 (Writer: Mark Waid, Art: Ronilson Freire, Daniel Indro)
    • Neil Gaiman's The Last Temptation (Neil Gaiman)
    • Red Sonja (Gail Simone) Vol 1 - 3 (Writer: Gail Simone, Art: Walter Geovani, Jenny Frison)
    • Swords of Sorrow: The Complete Saga (Writer: Gail Simone, Art: Various)

  15. Pistol Whip at 35% off: $19.49 or $30.39 (42% off) with the soundtrack. Sountrack also on sale at 35% off.
    Urtuk: The Desolation at 33% off: $13.39 or $16.54 with the Soundtrack.


  16. Back in Mad Max for this week as I continue clearing a section, but next time I should be progressing the missions. In any case, the video is uploading now and will go live at the usual time tomorrow.


  17. Adrenaline Rush Bundle:

    • Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West

    BTA:

    • GRIP: Combat Racing
    • GRIP: Combat Racing - Nyvoss Garage Kit (DLC)
    • GRIP: Combat Racing - Terra Garage Pack (DLC)
    • GRIP: Combat Racing - Cygon Garage Kit (DLC)
    • GRIP: Combat Racing - Vintek Garage Pack (DLC)
    • Miscreated
    • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

    $11.00+:

    • BIGFOOT Early Access
    • Visage
    • Second Extinction

  18. DOOM Eternal at 67% off: $19.79 or $29.69 for the Deluxe Edition. The Ancient Gods DLC and Year One Pass at 50% off.
    Mindustry at 25% off: $4.49.

    Weekend Deals (cont.):
    Risk of Rain 2 at 40% off: $14.99


  19. It is the end of the week again, and so it is time to go through the press releases that have arrived in my inbox. As it turns out, this week has been fairly light for video game news, but we do still have some to cover, starting with some from 1047 Games. The studio has shared some information for Splitgate's November update, which will include significant changes to creating custom games, including the ability to save the game mode to a file, for easy loading later. Selecting maps and current game modes will also be easier thanks to a UI change placing them into lists, instead of needing to cycle through each value. A more significant change, however, is the ability to configure the teams differently, making asymmetric custom games possible. For example, one team could have increased health but without the ability to create portals, while the other has less health, portals, and maybe heavier weaponry too.

    Along with the update's announcement is also the news that November 30 is the final day of Season 0's battle pass. If there is any content you want from that, you have the remainder of this month to unlock it. Just because Season 0 is ending, does not mean we are reaching the 1.0 release of the game, as the new season starting December 1 will be a preseason refresh with new content and a new battle pass. Splitgate 1.0 is currently aiming for a 2022 release.

     

     

    Source: Press Release (1047 Games - Splitgate)


    Devolver Digital was founded in 2009 and this week became a publicly traded company on AIM, a sub-market London Stock Exchange. While this is certainly a significant move from being a privately held company, the publisher's employees are still the majority owners. This change will bring in additional revenue for the company to continue doing what it does, and to enable partnerships it could not previously. According to GamesIndustry.biz, Devolver raised about $261 million when its stock went live and Sony Interactive Entertainment intends to make a 5% investment into the company. It will be interesting to see what all this will enable for the company that specializes in publishing indie titles, as now they will have more money to throw at the projects, and with this being Devolver Digital, I would not be surprised if they do, literally throw money at developers.

    Source: Devolver Digital and GamesIndustry.biz


    Next up is some news from Techland as it continues to share information on the upcoming Dying Light 2, this time with another episode of Dying 2 Know More with a special focus on the Lawan characters. Previously introduced along with the announcement of Rosario Dawson playing her, Lawan will be one of the major in-game characters players will interact with, and your decisions will impact hers as the story continues. Having survived in the City, Lawan has had to become strong and independent to survive, but is still haunted by her past, which is part of the character's complexity. She also has a special kill list and it would be best to keep playable character Aiden Caldwell off of it. As was revealed in a previous announcement, Lawan's quest for vengeance will be among what your decisions will affect.

    Dying Light 2 is scheduled to release February 4, 2022 for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and on the Nintendo Switch via the Cloud Version.

     

     

    Source: Press Release (Techland – Dying Light 2)


    Rounding off the game news is an item from Ubisoft as Ghost Recon Breakpoint is free to play until November 7 on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and Google Stadia. All of the base game will be accessible as well as the Operation Motherland update. With this update Karen Bowman, a friend of the Ghosts, arrives and is there to help turn the technology of Auroa over to the Outcasts under Harui Ito. The island has become the center of a global conflict over the technology, but the Outcasts are a neutral force and so may reduce the growing tensions, assuming the new enemies you encounter do not stop you.

    In addition to the new story elements, the update also adds Conquest Mode to the game's story mode. This challenges players to conquer areas of Auroa by completely various destabilization missions, such as removing surveillance and reducing enemy presence, both of which impact the world around you.

    Naturally any progress you make during the free weekend will carry over if you decide to purchase the full game.

    Source: Ubisoft (Ghost Recon Breakpoint)



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