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Wreckfest Autumn Update
Just in time for BobLAN, Wreckfest received its first major update in a while. Alongside improvements to gameplay, graphics and interface are two new maps.
Head over to the Steam Community
for all the details.
Rocket League DLC to be Free
Psyonix have confirmed that the existing three DLC packs will soon be rolled into the base game, meaning that everyone will get them free of charge. It looks like this will be in December, so a bit late for the November BobLAN, however it should give us something new to play with in the spring LAN.
Details of the DLC packs are provided on Rocketleague.com
PUBG 5.1 Details
The developers behind PUBG have announced some of the changes coming in the 5.1 patch. Of interest will be a race track on the Miramar map, along with some general tidying up. How you will be able to race on a race track with people shooting at you is a bit of a mystery, but should be fun.
As usual, further details can be found on Shacknews
DFC Site as Mobile App
This site now supports the standards of a Progressive Web Application, which means that it can be installed as a native app on Android devices. You should see the Add to Home Screen
message at the bottom of the screen - just hit that to install.
The next iteration on Codemasters' GRID franchise releases in 3 weeks' time on 9th October. It will be available on PC, Xbox and PS4, and should bring the series up to date in terms of utilising the performance of the modern platforms.
Have a look on Shacknews
for more info and the latest gameplay trailer.
Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition
Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition, slated for release on 14th November on the Microsoft Store (Xbox Game Pass for PC) will also be on Steam. As a bonus, the original Age of Empires: Definitive Edition which was released in 2018 on the Microsoft Store, is now also available on Steam.
You can read the full details on PC Gamer
PUBG Goes Cross-Platform
The developers of PUBG have announced that the forthcoming Autumn update will enable cross-platform play between Xbox One and PS4 players, but not PC. There was no indication that they will ever support PC - maybe because of the obvious advantage keyboard/mouse players have over controller for games like this.
You can read more about this on The Verge
A vulnerability has been discovered in Nvidia's graphics card driver that has been rated as highly severe
. Installing the latest driver (431.60 or later) will fix the issue.
You can read more on the issue on IT Pro
plus the many other techie and hardware related sites.
IEM Chicago 2019 Final
The final of the Intel Extreme Masters Chicago 2019 starts tonight at 8pm UK time. Team Liquid will play ENCE in a best of five match. Keep up with all the action on Twitch
Update: Team Liquid won the final 3-0, with both teams having come through the earlier rounds unbeaten. Watch it via the Twitch archive
IEM Chicago 2019 Finals
The group stages, semi finals and final of the Intel Extreme Masters Chicago 2019 take place later this week. The schedule can be seen on the ESL site
and as usual, full live coverage will be available via Twitch
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