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HITMAN 2 Multiplayer Ghost Mode Revealed

12 October 2018 - 10:42 AM

Today IO Interactive announced Ghost Mode for HITMAN 2, a 1v1 competitive multiplayer mode. With this, players will be put against each other as they both start each round under identical conditions and must then race to eliminate all of the targets, but spotted kills do not count. While both players are in the same map, their worlds are separate, so you alone will suffer whatever chaos you create. However, you will be able to see a ghost version of the other player, for keeping track of your opponent as you both try to eliminate your five targets.

HITMAN 2 releases on November 13 and initially Ghost Mode will only be available on the Miami location, but it will come to additional World of Assassination locations later.

Source: IO Interactive

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Darksiders III First Two DLC Identified

12 October 2018 - 04:15 AM

More than a month from the game's release, the first two DLC for Darksiders III have been identified; The Crucible and Keepers of the Void. In The Crucible, Fury will be challenged by waves of enemies as players try to unlock new rewards and items. With Keepers of the Void, Vulgrim has requested Fury enter the Serpent Holes to deal with an ancient threat. Filled with new puzzles and enemies, Fury will be tested but the reward will be a new weapon and the Abyssal Armor.

Darksiders III releases on November 27.

Source: THQ Nordic

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Stardock 25th Anniversary Sale Goes for Remainder of October

11 October 2018 - 10:37 AM

It was back in June when Stardock held a sale to celebrate its 25th anniversary, and then last week it held a publisher sale on Steam, but do not worry if missed either of these events, because they are continuing on Stardock's own storefront. This sale offers the company's games at up to 80% off, and includes expansions and bundles, as well as Stardock software, such as Fences ($4.99), Object Desktop ($24.99), and Start10 ($2.49.). Among the featured games for this sale are Galactic Civilizations III, including the Crusade Expansion and Mega Events DLC for just $9.99, with the Intrigue Expansion being $13.39, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation for $9.89, and Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion for $9.99.

The sale runs until October 31.

Source: Stardock

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Open Source vRt Project to Offer Unified Ray Tracing and Cross Platform Library from Vu...

11 October 2018 - 10:37 AM

There has been a lot of focus on NVIDIA's work with its RTX technology for accelerated ray tracing on its newest Turing-based GPUs, but ray tracing does not need to be limited to specific hardware or software. Over on Github there is a vRt project that dates back to the end of May and it has the goal of creating a unified ray tracing, cross platform library using Vulkan 1.1. It has been confirmed to work on the AMD RX Vega 64 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and can reach 100 Mrays per second Vega 64-class hardware. It was able to reach this when tested with an RX Vega 64 under fully dynamic mode in the sponza scene.

The roadmap for the project in includes bringing HLSL support, working on interoperability for OpenGL, OpenCL, and CUDA, and next month trying to implement support for RTX graphics cards with support for RTX acceleration. Reaching the alpha stage is one of December's goals along with adding advanced ray tracing capability, eventually adapting vRt to game engines and other applications.

Source: Phoronix and Github

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Left Alive Releasing on March 5 for Steam and PlayStation 4

10 October 2018 - 07:42 AM

Coming from industry veterans, Left Alive is a survival action game that follows three protagonists as they try to escape a war-torn city. Set in the year 2127, the player will encounter heavily armed troops along with armored vehicles and massive mechs as they work their way out of the invaded city of Novo Slava as the three different characters, each with their own stories.

We now have the release date for this game of March 5 for both Steam and PlayStation 4. Those who purchase the physical Day One Edition will get the Survival Pack DLC that will help them survive with an ammo pack, light body armor, recovery pack, Klyuch weapon, and grenade pack. If you want much more than that though, there is the Mech Edition bundle for the PS4 version that can be pre-ordered exclusively from the Square Enix Online Store for $159.99. This limited edition includes the Day One Edition of the game, hardback art collection artbook, an exclusive Steelbook case, collector's box, and Volk action figure. This figure was designed by Takayuki Yanase, who is also one of the developers behind the game, and has interchangeable accessories, weapons, and hands.

Source: Square Enix

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