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    Windows 10 May Update could boost your gaming performance for free

    GPU Scheduling, introduced in the Windows 10 May 2020 update, gets driver support from AMD and Nvidia

    AMD and Nvidia have released new drivers adding support for a feature Microsoft introduced with the May 2020 update of Windows 10, an update that still isn't available to everyone. The feature in question is Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling (HAGS for short), and it basically passes memory management control from the CPU to the GPU. That should theoretically free up the CPU a little and can potentially equate to an small performance boost.

    Any boost you might see will be dependent on the hardware you have at your disposal though. According to various early reports it seems to help budget oriented hardware more than those on the bleeding edge. There's a chance that game performance can be negatively impacted too, as former PCG hardware guru, Jarred Walton, discovered over on Tom's Hardware when he tested Nvidia GPU Hardware Scheduling with AMD and Intel CPUs.

    Nvidia has rolled support for GPU Scheduling into its latest GeForce Game Ready driver, 451.48, while AMD supports the feature in its Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.5.1 Beta driver. This latest AMD driver only supports Radeon RX 5600 and 5700 cards, and there are a few known issues with the driver as well, which you can find in the accompanying Release Notes.

    Laptops could potentially be the greatest beneficiaries of this new feature, as memory tends to be tight on these mobile wonders. If it means a 10% improvement in performance, which appears to be the case according to some sources, that may just be enough to push the frame rates over into playably smooth, or allow you to turn on a few more features.

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    Sounds good on paper, unfortunately many of Microsoft's recent efforts to increase performance have only lowered it. Hopefully this time it's different, wouldn't want another game mode-esque launch o_O.
     
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    Hopefully. I just stick to making sure no unnecessary services or application is running in the background, update OS and drivers (or downgrade as need be).
     
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    Nvidia's latest graphics card suggests no mainstream Ampere in 2020

    With a new budget GTX 1650 Ultra using up excess RTX GPUs it looks like affordable Ampere could be off the table this year.

    There's a new Nvidia graphics card being released. Is it the new Nvidia Ampere, RTX 3000-series GPUs we've been hearing so little about? Nope. So, is it another Ti or Super card from the existing GeForce range? Nope. It's another GTX 1650. But this time it's a GTX 1650 Ultra. Yeah, another suffix for the outgoing Turing...

    This is the fourth spin of the 1650 and, with almost the exact same specs as the original GTX 1650, apart from the higher 90W TDP and GDDR6, I'll forgive you for being entirely underwhelmed by this news. But it is interesting, honest, and partly because of that higher TDP.

    What that 90W TDP highlights is the different GPU Nvidia is jamming into the GTX 1650 Ultra card. Instead of the standard TU116 silicon the Ultra gives you the nominally higher-spec TU106 chip. Slight numerical change aside, that's the GPU the green team originally installed into the RTX 2070, and later the RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 Super, and shows that Nvidia is desperate to get rid of the last vestiges of high-end Turing silicon before the new generation of GPUs rolls out.

    And that potentially shows that mainstream Turing cards will be the only budget game in GeForce town for a good while yet.

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    Discord Is Rebranding To Move Away From Its Gaming Roots

    Discord started its life as a gaming-oriented alternative to voice-chat platforms like TeamSpeak and Skype, but now it's shifting in a more general direction. In a recent blog post, the company announced that it will now focus more on tailoring its platform into one that can host any kind of community.

    "Games are what brought many of you on the platform, and we'll always be grateful for that," the post reads in part. "As time passed, a lot of you realized, and vocalized, that you simply wanted a place designed to hang out and talk in the comfort of your own communities and friends."

    In terms of actual changes, new users will now have a more streamlined experience, and those looking to create new servers can use pre-made templates instead of starting from scratch. A recent update also added server video, which allows for video chat outside of private groups.

    The platform's website has been recently revamped to go along with its new tagline: "Your place to talk." The company also reiterated its commitment to keeping Discord a safe space: "We will continue to take decisive action against white supremacists, racists, and others who seek to use Discord for evil."

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    Microsoft Summer Game Fest Demo Announced, Features Over 60 Demos for New, Unreleased Xbox Games

    With E3 and other gaming conventions out of the picture, Microsoft has teamed up with Geoff Keighley to replicate a new gaming experience.

    Called Summer Game Fest, the new event will take place on July 21 and will offer players at home to experience new game demos for unreleased titles, similar to the E3 experience. In addition, Microsoft has announced that there will be over 60 game demos upcoming, unreleased Xbox games available to check out for free. As mentioned in the Blog Post, Microsoft plans to have somewhere between 75-100 game demos throughout the week, which is fantastic news!

    Microsoft has detailed and clarified the following:

    • These are not normal “game demos.” Typically, the demos you see in our Demo channel are created after the game is completed (or nearly completed) and represent the final version. Many of these demos are early, and some are for games that won’t be out for quite some time. We’ve never done this before; what that means is that you’ll get to experience these games early – some way early – which is awesome, but you should also note that these games will continue to evolve and be polished as they near release. In other words, think of these as akin to “show floor demos” and not necessarily indicative of the final product. And speaking as somebody who has worked in the industry for a while – that’s not a bad thing! In fact, being able to check out games early and then see how they evolve is freakin’ awesome!
    • These demos will only be up on the Xbox Dashboard for a week. Some might be re-published to the Demo channel later, but many will simply evaporate at the end of the week, so make sure to check them out while you can.
    • The developers would love to hear what you think. Hit them up on social media or through their websites. If you like the game – tell them! If you have constructive criticism, they would love to hear that too.

    Summer Game Fest Demo will take place on July 21 through July 27. Microsoft has announced that a full list of demos will be released closer to the event.

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    My Friend Pedro TV Adaptation In The Works By John Wick Creator

    Details on the project are scarce, but it's slated to be an R-rated, half-hour dramedy.

    Film production company dj2 Entertainment has announced that, in collaboration with Legendary Television, it will produce a television series of Devolver Digital's shoot-em-up My Friend Pedro.

    The series is set to be an R-rated, half-hour dramedy written and executive produced by John Wick creator Derek Kolstad, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Devolver Digital's co-founder, Mike Wilson, will also executive produce, alongside John Wick co-director David Leitch and others. Additional details--such as cast and crew, release date, network, and more--have yet to be announced. It's worth noting that John Wick 4 has been delayed by a full year, releasing now in May 2022.

    This news comes not long after dj2 Entertainment announced that another video game, Disco Elysium, would be getting the TV adaptation treatment. Details on this production are also scarce, with dj2 currently working on several other video game-based adaptations including Life is Strange, Ruiner, Sleeping Dogs, and more.

    My Friend Pedro is a 2D side-scrolling shoot-em-up that follows an unnamed protagonist's bullet-soaked escapade through the criminal underworld, led purely by the request of a sentient banana named Pedro. The game launched in 2019 on Nintendo Switch, PC, and Xbox One, with a PS4 port arriving in April 2020. We scored it a 7/10 in our My Friend Pedro review, saying, "When it dedicates itself to letting you be inventive and weird with how you rack up your kills, My Friend Pedro is wildly enjoyable."

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    Fallout TV Series Is Coming To Amazon

    Bethesda's beloved RPG series is being adapted into a TV show by Westworld's Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

    A TV adaptation of the Fallout series is on the way, and it's coming to Amazon. The news was announced with a brief teaser trailer that doesn't reveal any specifics, but it has been confirmed that Amazon has acquired the show's rights--and that some of the key talent behind Westworld will be working on it.

    Although the teaser video itself is vague, this is a TV series adaptation, and according to Bethesda, it's already received a series commitment. The show is coming from Amazon Studios and Kilter Films. Westworld's Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy will be working on the project, which is said to have received a "substantial series commitment."

    We don't yet know most of the critical details, such as the cast, director, or release date. There's no indication that it'll be a direct adaptation of any of the games, but the announcement acknowledges some of the iconic elements, such as the "harsh tone" that is "sprinkled with moments of ironic humor and B-movie-nuclear-fantasies." It will also still feature "the harshness of the wasteland set against the previous generation’s utopian idea of a better world through nuclear energy."

    "Over the last decade, we looked at many ways to bring Fallout to the screen," said Bethesda's Todd Howard, who will be among the show's executive producers. "But it was clear from the moment I first spoke with Jonah and Lisa a few years ago, that they and the team at Kilter were the ones to do it right. We're enormous fans of their work and couldn't be more excited to work with them and Amazon Studios."

    In addition to Westworld, Nolan has worked as a writer on many of brother Christopher Nolan's films, including The Dark Night, The Prestige, and Interstellar. Joy's non-Westworld work includes serving as a writer and producer on Burn Notice.

    The long-running Fallout series debuted in 1997, when it was developed by Interplay Entertainment. Bethesda later bought the rights to the series, with its first entry being 2008's Fallout 3, which was a major success. The subsequent entry, New Vegas, was developed by Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II studio Obsidian Entertainment. The most recent Fallout games are Fallout 4 and the online spin-off Fallout 76.

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    Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein, Beloved Twitch Streamer And WoW Player, Dies At 31

    The already fragile gaming community has been rocked by yet another tragedy today, as it’s been confirmed that Byron “Reckful” Bernstein has died at the age of 31, as reported by his roommate, ex-girlfriend and others. The suspected cause of death is suicide, causing many gaming and esports personalities to share the number for the suicide prevention hotline if you need help (1-800-273-8255).

    Reckful was a massively popular Twitch streamer and World of Warcraft player, one of the top players in the world, in fact, for a time. One of his crowning achievements was placing rank one in six consecutive seasons of World of Warcraft, and has won many other tournaments and events involving the game.

    Reckful channeled his skill and personality into a hugely successful following on Twitch, where he would stream for tens of thousands of viewers at a time. At the time of this writing, his channel is currently playing a replay of an old stream, and it’s being watched by 40,000+ viewers. In addition to World of Warcraft, he was known for playing other games from Asheron’s Call to Hearthstone. More recently, he had been working on a new game as a developer called Everland, which was set to arrive some time this year.

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    YouTube: Tributes pour out to Iceycat25 following death confirmation

    Social media users have shared emotional tributes following the death of YouTuber Iceycat25.

    YouTube star Iceycat25 has been found dead last week.

    Touching tributes and messages poured out from his followers and friends on social media and many have said that his death is a huge loss to the Rainbow Six Siege community.

    Who was Iceycat25?

    Iceycat25 was a YouTuber who joined the social media platform back in 2011.

    His YouTube channel was dedicated to the Rainbow Six Siege game commentary and he was one of the original online creators in this field.

    On his account, Iceycat25 wrote: “Dedicated to Rainbow Six Siege game commentary regarding new features, information and game play. Very occasionally sprinkled with some of my other interests such as visual effects work.”

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    Evo Online canceled after co-founder accused of sexual misconduct

    Fighting game tournament organizer Evo has canceled Evo Online and removed its co-founder and president from the company after serious allegations surfaced about his past behavior. The long-running esports event had previously been scheduled to take place in a new online-only format starting July 4th due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Joey Cuellar “will no longer be involved with Evo in any capacity,” the company said. Tony Cannon, another of the organization’s co-founders, will act as CEO going forward. Cuellar apologized in a tweet, and said he was “not proud of” his past actions.

    The announcement of the event’s cancellation came less than 24 hours after fighting game player Mikey “Crackpr0n” Pham alleged that Cuellar had behaved inappropriately towards him and a number of other teenage boys in the 90s and early 00s. Following the allegations, multiple companies pulled out of the event, including Capcom, NetherRealm, and Bandai Namco, as well as players and commentators, according to PCGamer.

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    Cyberpunk 2077 will only run with DirectX 12

    We're not sure that is surprising really?, as it offers raytracing support, and that DXR is tied to DX12. However the PC version will only support DX12, not Vulkan or even DX11.

    If you were wondering which APIs Cyberpunk 2077 will support, CD Projekt Red finally announced the answer: Only DirectX 12. This, thanks to being the API used on Xbox, and its support for DirectX Ray Tracing. This is what Marcin Gollent, Leader of the game's Graphic Programming, stated in this regard:

    Thanks to the introduction of DX12 support for Windows 7 SP1 that Microsoft introduced last year, the game will run on this system. We do, and will continue to, test Cyberpunk 2077 on Windows 7 in an attempt to iron out any edge-cases that might arise. Unfortunately, Windows 8 didn't receive its variant of DX12 libraries.Regarding DX12 Ultimate, Cyberpunk 2077 will work absolutely fine with all DX12-compatible GPUs. What the "Ultimate" feature set does is it allows us to do more if the hardware allows for it. We opted to go with DX12 for two main reasons. Firstly, it is the standard API for the Xbox platforms, and with the game also coming to Xbox One, we naturally wanted to have it implemented as soon as possible. Secondly, it is the birthplace of DXR, and given we had plans to invest in DXR very early on, that made the choice to go with DX12 a pretty straightforward one.

    In this way, the game will only be compatible with PCs that use Windows 10, or Windows 7 with the latest updates that added DirectX 12 support. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users will not be able to play it, unless they update their operating system to Windows 10.

    Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One on November 19 . Later it will come to Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X when these consoles hit the market.

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    A brand new video coding format is able to reduce data usage by 50%

    Video coding is just about to get a whole lot more efficient. Fraunhofer HHI has officially released the H.266, or Versatile Video Coding (VVC), standard, which offers improved compression up to a rate of 50 percent over H.265 (HEVC).

    What it boils down to is a new, higher efficiency coding standard that allows for a reduction of data consumption by around half over today's H.265 standard, all while maintaining perceived visual quality. More bang for your bit, basically, and that means higher resolution videos and higher quality content without sapping huge quantities of data.

    For example, if H.265 required 10 gigabytes of data to transmit a 90-min UHD video, H.266 would require just five gigabytes to beam the video over for your enjoyment.

    “After dedicating almost three years toward this standard, we are proud to have been instrumental in developing H.266/VVC," Benjamin Bross, head of the Video Coding Systems group at Fraunhofer HHI, says. “Because of the quantum leap in coding efficiency offered by H.266/VVC, the use of video will increase further worldwide. Moreover, the increased versatility of H.266/VVC makes its use more attractive for a broader range of applications related to the transmission and storage of video.”

    Those broader applications include high-resolution 360° video panoramas and 8K video content.

    New chips capable of accelerating the new standard are already in development, a press release from the company states, and its partners include Intel, Microsoft, and Sony.

    So when will we be able to make the most of the doubly-efficient H.266 standard? Probably not for some time, I'm afraid. That hardware will take some time to filter out into general use, and even the software will necessitate a gradual industry-wide adoption.

    That is, if it receives a wide adoption. There are plenty of video standards out there that believe themselves to be the future of the web, including AV1—founded by the Alliance for Open Media as an open, royalty-free format. H.264 and H.265 definitely have a stronger foothold as of today, but who knows how H.266 will fare against AV1 in the future, where the latter's royalty-free model could lend it an advantage.

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    GeForce 451.67 WHQL Driver Download

    Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases, including Virtual Reality games. Prior to a new title launching, our driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is optimized for the best gameplay on day-1. We have a discussion thread open on this driver here in our Nvidia driver discussion forums.

    We also offer the DCH download. For those that wonder, the DCH driver is a Microsoft DCH (Declarative Componentized Hardware supported apps) driver and refers to a new Windows 10 driver package preinstalled by OEMS implementing the Microsoft Universal Driver paradigm. While the base core component files remain the same, the way DCH drivers are packaged differs from previous Legacy (Standard) drivers. We recommend the normal driver (not DCH).

    Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases. Prior to a new title launching, our driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day-1. NVIDIA released this fresh batch of GeForce Desktop and Mobile graphics drivers. You can now sink your teeth into these drivers as they provide optimizations for Death Stranding, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and F1 2020 as well as numerous fixes.
    Game Ready

    Death Stranding
    Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition
    F1 2020.

    Fixed Issues in this Release

    • The refresh rate of 144Hz-capable HDMI displays cannot be set above 120 Hz. [3038540]
    • [Kepler GPUs]: With SLI/multi-GPU and G-SYNC enabled, TDRs may occur soon after launching an application. [200628981]
    • [Detroit: Become Human]: The game may randomly crash. [3037846]
    • [Adobe Premiere]: Adjustments in Lumetri color panel causes video to appear noisy. [3038602]
    • [Notebook][GeForce GTX 1050 Ti]: Blue-screen crash, application hang, or system hang may occur. [3038621]-
    • [Notebook][The Witcher 3 WILD HUNT]: The game remains minimized when the NVIDIA Control Panel >3D Settings
      Manage Display Mode is set to Automatic or Optimus, and cannot be restored to full screen. [200628973]
    • [Notebook][The Witcher 3 WILD HUNT]: The game remains minimized when the NVIDIA Control Panel >3D Settings >Manage Display Mode is set to Automatic or Optimus, and cannot be restored to full screen. [200628973]
    • [Notebook][G-SYNC]: Graphical corruption occurs when windowed G-SYNC+V-Sync is On while running applications in Clone/Duplicate mode. [200628911]
    • [Notebook]: LVDS-display goes blank upon rebooting the system after driver installation on some systems. [200627952]

    Windows 7 Issues
    • [Notebook][H-Clone]: With the integrated graphics processor as the clone source, display settings cannot be changed from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200594188]

    Windows 10 Issues

    • [Mechwarrior 5 DirectX 12]: The game crashes randomly with TDR and "Video driver crashed and was reset" error. [200634109]
    • [Shadow of the Tomb Raider][DirectX 12]: The game may crash when launched if Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling is enabled. [3037544]
    • To workaround, disable Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling.
    • [Horizon Zero Dawn Complete][DirectX 12]: Colored corruption occurs during the game-load menu if Image Sharpening is enabled. [200633655]
    • Several games randomly freeze for a few seconds during gameplay. Affected games include Assassin's Creed Origins, Planetside 2, Assassin's Creed III, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Assassin's Creed Syndicate. [3038632]
    • [Sunset Overdrive]: The game may display random green corruption if Depth of Field is enabled from in-game settings. [2750770]
    • [VR]: HDCP errors occur with Valve Index VR. [2967616]
    • [Call of Duty: Modern Warfare]: Color banding can occur in the game after enabling Image Sharpening from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [2889337/3028436]
    • [Call of Duty - Warzone]: Freestyle does not work. (200593020)
    • [Forza Motorsport 7]: The curb may display a black strip during a race on certain tracks. [2781776]
    • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Ansel/Freestyle]: The Ansel & Freestyle tabs are unselectable. [2810884]
    • [Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege][Vulkan][G-SYNC]: When playing the game in Vulkan mode with G-SYNC enabled, flickering occurs after switching the game between full-screen and windowed mode.[200578641]
    • To workaround, either disable G-SYNC or play using an API other than Vulkan.
    • Video playback on the secondary display lags/freezes while playing a game on the primary display if Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling is enabled [200586262]
    • [Notebook][H-Clone]: With the integrated graphics processor as the clone source, display settings cannot be changed from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200594188]
    • [Notebook]: Some Pascal-based notebooks w/ high refresh rate displays may randomly drop to 60Hz during gameplay. [3009452]

    Software Module Versions

    nView - 200.63
    HD Audio Driver - 1.3.38.34
    NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.19.0218
    GeForce Experience - 3.20.3.63
    CUDA - 11.0
    Standard NVIDIA Control Panel - 8.1.940.0
    DCH NVIDIA Control Panel - 8.1.958.0

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    Death Stranding PC Tech Review

     
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    Death Stranding: PC graphics benchmark perf analysis review with 30 GPUs

    Are you ready for a long walk? Finally moved from console to PC, We look at Death Stranding 2020 in a PC graphics performance and PC gamer way. We'll test the game on the PC platform relative to graphics card performance with the latest AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards. Many graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked.

    Depending on your set-up, PC owners can expect a range of enhancements from this port, including supporting ultra wide monitors, the ability to run the game at 4K/60fps, as well as a Photo Mode for those who want to pore over Norman Reedus at every angle and detail. Even more interesting are new cosmetics and missions based on Half-Life. Death Stranding is an action game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment and 505 Games. It’s the first game made by Hideo Kojima after his highly public separation from Konami. Death Stranding’s story is set in an open world, post-apocalyptic environment, where the player character Sam works as a deliveryman. The gameplay include delivering cargo to various places on the map, fending off monstrous creatures as well as bandits inhabiting the vast wastelands of former the United States. The game, similarly to Metal Gear Gear Solid V, features asynchronous multiplayer, where participants can leave supplies and messages for each other in the game world. Death Stranding received positive reviews from the critics, who praised the games scale, design, graphics, voice acting, and soundtrack.

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    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is getting a Valhalla-themed armour set

    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey players will soon be able to pretend they’re playing Valhalla with this new armour set.

    Ubisoft is rolling out a new update today for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The patch, version 1.5.4, is between 3 and 4GB, with only a short list of fixes.

    But that won’t be the end of new content for Odyssey, as Ubisoft revealed the new Northern Traveler’s Set. This armour set is very reminiscent of the Viking getup seen in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. It also comes with an adorned two-handed axe, as seen in Valhalla’s gameplay. Though the developer didn’t outright spell it, the reference is clear.

    It’s likely the new item pack will be available in the in-game store, meaning it will cost you real money to obtain. Unless, of course, Ubisoft decides to make it a reward for a quest or offer an alternate way for players to get it without spending money. More details on the Northern Traveler’s Set will be revealed soon.

    As for today’s patch, it fixes a couple of miscellaneous problems, chiefly a bug that caused Cyclops quests to not show up for some players after patch 1.5.3. Read on below for all the patch notes.

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    • Addressed an issue where Cyclops quests weren’t available to some players after Title Update 1.5.3.
    • Addressed an issue with the audio output of some of the crowd stations.
    • Addressed an issue where a placeholder pop-up could appear upon unlocking Ezio’s Roman outfit.
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    Bloodborne Gets The 16-Bit Treatment In Yarntown

    Bloodborne is one of the best games on PlayStation 4 and hopeful PC players have been asking for a port for almost as long as the game has been available. That has never happened, but an impressive "demake" has turned it into a SNES-style action-RPG, and the transformation is gorgeous. The free game even gives you a chance to fight some of its iconic bosses.

    Available as a free download now, Yarntown takes Bloodborne's iconic Central Yharnam area and turns it into a 16-bit top-down game. It's much more than just the basic visual style of Bloodborne that gets converted, however, as you still have a stamina bar and can make use of the pistol, light and heavy attacks, and a dodge roll. The game also contains the Hunter's Dream hub area, as well as lanterns to travel back to it from the other locations.



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    Eiyuden Chronicle Announced by Ex Suikoden Staff On PC

    Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes is a brand new RPG by the core staff of Suikoden, scheduled to launch on PC and consoles in Fall 2022

    Rabbit & Bear Studios announced on July 25 the Kickstarter for a brand new RPG project, Eiyuden Chronicle. The game is a spiritual successor to Suikoden, handled by the same core staff. The Eiyuden Chronicle Kickstarter is scheduled to start on July 27, and the game is planned to launch on PC in Fall 2022. Stretch goals for the Kickstarter will include console releases.

    Eiyuden Chronicle is described as an homage to PS1 era JRPGs games, and its development team includes Yoshitaka Murayama and Junko Kawano. Murayama was on Suikoden 1 and 2. Kawano was on Suikoden 1 and 4.

    Yoshitaka Murayama, who directed the first Suikoden game, teased on his Facebook a new Suikoden related announcement earlier in July.

    A story pitch for Eiyuden Chronicle was shared by Rabit & Bear Studios:

    Our story begins in one corner of Allraan, a tapestry of nations with diverse cultures and values.
    By dint of sword, and by way of magical objects known as “rune-lenses,”
    the land’s history has been shaped by the alliances and aggressions of the humans, beastmen, elves,
    and desert people who live there.
    The Galdean Empire has edged out other nations and discovered a technology that amplifies the rune-lenses’ magic.
    Now, the Empire is scouring the continent for an artifact that will expand their power even further.
    It is on one such expedition that Seign Kesling, a young and gifted imperial officer, and Nowa, a boy from a remote village,
    meet each other and become friends.
    However, a twist of fate will soon drag them into the fires of war, and force them both to reexamine everything they believe to be right and true.


    Yoshitaka Murayama also shared a message on the studio’s official site:

    We, at Rabbit & Bear, have recently announced our new title “Eiyuden Chronicle”.
    It’s a game that the team has put its heart and soul into.
    Basically, it was a challenge to ourselves – “Can we not make the most interesting game of our lives? No limits. Just following our creative paths as they are”
    In all my years of development the number one thing that has made me happy is hearing a fan express enjoyment at playing my games.
    So that’s what I’m setting out to do with “Eiyuden Chronicle”—To make as many fans happy as possible.
    However, we can’t do it alone.
    In order to succeed we need your strength, support, and hope.
    Right now more than ever, we need heroes to realize this dream.
    We hope you’ll join us!


    A first teaser video for was shared via IGN Japan:



    The game’s characters were introduced as well in Japanese. We’ll be detailing all that soon.

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