IncGamers PC Gaming Podcast #190
This week: Elite Dangerous falls offline, WoW has similar problems, Assassin's Creed: Unity woes, Far Cry 4 and CoH2 Ardennes Assault.

Latest PC Game News

Elite: Dangerous team answers more ‘Offline’ questions, clarifies refund eligibility

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The latest Elite: Dangerous newsletter (#50) is a busy one, dealing with both the upcoming launch of Beta 3.9 and answering more queries about the removal of offline mode.
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StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void beta will be different from BlizzCon version

The latest developer update primes players for changes before a beta drops.
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Guild Wars 2 patch to improve PvP matchmaking, due 2 December

ArenaNet has spelled out details of a forthcoming patch that will alter the way PvP matchmaking is handled in Guild Wars 2.
 

Far Cry 4 PC Port Impressions

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Tim finally gets his paws on release code of Far Cry 4, so it's time to see how it looks, how it runs, and how the opening segments play.
 
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League of Legends updated Summoner’s Rift now live

After a period of testing RIOT opens up the new version for all League of Legends game modes.
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Dragon Age: Inquisition PC cutscene stutter fix, removes 30fps lock

Dragon Age: Inquisition has been let loose in some territories today, but seems some people are running into stuttering cut-scene issues with the PC version.
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Assassin’s Creed: Unity patch blog talks performance optimisation

The performance issues in Assassin’s Creed: Unity apparently took Ubisoft by surprise; at least, that’s the line they’re taking in the latest patch blog update.
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Diablo 3 2.12 PTR server is now live – Patch notes released

As promised, Blizzard pump out the latest changes and launch the Diablo 3 2.12 PTR server.
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Blizzard dishes out free time and apologises for Warlords of Draenor launch

Warlords of Draenor‘s launch wasn’t exactly a great experience so Blizzard expands their instancing tech.
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Crusader Kings II Patch 2.2.1 released, adds pre-867 diseases

There aren’t many games for which “diseases can now occur prior to 867 AD” would be a patch note, but Crusader Kings II is a bit of a special case when it comes to things like this.

Dota 2’s Foreseer’s Contract update adds Oracle this week

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Although Dota 2 is still suffering adverse network conditions, Valve are ready to roll out a new hero, fulfill some Compendium promises, and add a bunch of extra additions to the game with the Foreseer’s Contract update.
 

IncGamers PC Gaming Podcast #190

Podcast
This week: Elite Dangerous falls offline, WoW has similar problems, Assassin's Creed: Unity woes, Far Cry 4 and CoH2 Ardennes Assault.
 
18/11
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Valve talks Dota 2 network problems on US East and EU West

Dota 2 has been hamstrung by server problems – particularly on US East and EU West – for the last week, and Valve have now posted up details on how they’re dealing with it.
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Mordheim’s new trailer is 10 minutes of gameplay

Rogue Factor’s take on a game version of Mordheim: City of the Damned (the old Warhammer-themed Games Workshop property) is said to be coming to Early Access “imminently”.
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Nvidia 344.75 drivers released for Far Cry 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition

Not to be outshone by AMD, Nvidia has also released some new drivers geared towards squeezing out some performance increases in Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition.
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AMD 14.11.2 Beta drivers released for Far Cry 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition

With Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition both available today (in the US at least,) AMD has released new Catalyst 14.11.2 beta drivers promising tip-top optimisation in those games.
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Injustice: Gods Among Us really cheap on Bundle Stars

Bundle Stars have a Warner Bros flash sale on, dropping DC Comics brawler Injustice: Gods Among Us by 80% to a mere €3.99.
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Resident Evil remake screens include terrifying spiders

Another 19 screenshots have been released of the Resident Evil remake, some of which now offer a look at the Web Spinners.

Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault Review

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Ardennes Assault revisits an era of European history where “Battle of the Bulge” didn’t mean avoiding Belgian chocolate.
 
18/11
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AMD walk back from claims that Windows 7 won’t get DirectX 12

Towards the end of last week, it emerged that AMD’s Richard Huddy (their “gaming scientist”) had made some statements at an event called PDXLAN regarding DirectX 12.
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Dragon Age: Inquisition pops out an ironic launch trailer

Dragon Age: Inquisition launches on 18 November in the US (though only on Friday in Europe,) which means it’s finally time for what must surely be the last trailer.
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Total War: Attila details the sassy Sassanids

Creative Assembly has been progressively detailing the factions that’ll be playable in upcoming stand-alone title Total War: Attila, and today’s information is about the sassy Sassanid Empire.
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Rugby Union Team Manager 2015 gameplay trailer shows stats

The management sim is a week away from release and this is what it looks like.
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IncGamers Poll – Elite: Dangerous drops offline play

This week in the IncGamers Poll, we’re canvassing opinions on Frontier’s decision to drop offline play from Elite: Dangerous.
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Absurdly high-res Battlefield Hardline screens released

When the new batch of Battlefield Hardline screens is 40 megs but only contains three shots, you know you’re in for something with a fairly high resolution.
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Goat Simulator goes MMO this week

This could actually be an MMO worth playing. It also has goats.
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Cities XXL announced by Focus Home Interactive

The Cities XL city builder is back with an improved engine, multi-core support and an extra letter X.
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Assassin’s Creed: Unity Patch 1.3.0 on the way, Ubisoft says

Ubisoft’s dedicated blog for up to the minute Assassin’s Creed: Unity patch news continues to pump out posts, including this new one about what to expect in the next patch.
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Elite: Dangerous drops offline mode, single player to be always-online

Last week’s Elite: Dangerous newsletter contained strong implications that offline play would not be making it to the final release version; this is now confirmed.