Dota 2’s Foreseer’s Contract update adds Oracle this week
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Far Cry 4 Patch 1.2 detailed, plus PC graphics options revealed
Ubisoft may be restricting review access to Far Cry 4, but that hasn’t stopped the game becoming “available” via “other” “means” if you know what I mean.
Star Citizen Arena Commander 0.9.21 released with Liquor Cabinet
Every space traveller needs a good drink now and again. Don’t drink and fly kids!
Free Dota 2 comic hints at Oracle joining the roster
Valve have uploaded a free comic, called The Foreseer’s Contract, to the Dota 2 website – and I use this to foretell Oracle joining the roster soon.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse pre-orders open, give bonus character
Pre-orders for steroid-charged anime man-puncher Dragon Ball Xenoverse have now opened on Steam, complete with pre-order bonuses.
IncGamers readers “won’t buy” games with major DRM
The results from our latest weekly poll are in, showing that the IncGamers readership finds prohibitive Digital Rights Management (DRM) to be a significant factor when making game purchases.
Far Cry 4 PC reviews are delayed due to a “Day One Patch,” says Ubisoft
Don’t expect any PC reviews of Far Cry 4 to be going up in the near future, because nobody is getting review code on that platform until Monday (17 Nov).
Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Origin pre-load begins today
I’ve no idea how large Dragon Age: Inquisition is on PC, but since it’s a modern day RPG I’d imagine it’s quite hefty.