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If you’ve been having trouble with some weird “black blob” textures in Mass Effect on PC, then you’re not alone. The problem originated in 2011 when AMD released their Bulldozer-based processors, and is still an issue today with current FX and Ryzen CPUs. However, game developer CookiePLMonster has finally found an actual fix for the issue that has plagued the PC version for 9 years now.
It’s that time of year again, it’s May, close to the end of the month actually, and right about now is when we’d hear something about the next game in the Call of Duty franchise. But this time might be a little different as usual, as Activision could be planning to reveal the next CoD game through Call of Duty Warzone after several secret bunkers were finally opened after the recent update.
In a (un)surprising turn of events, Call of Duty is coming out with another game this year, but there has been much speculation as to what it would be. Call of Duty: Black Ops.
So we still haven’t gotten our heads round ray tracing yet, honestly how the hell does it work? Either way all I know is that it makes games look even better (or should I say, more realistic), and it’s now wonder why everyone is coining it as the next big step in graphical fidelity. Sure, it still has some kinks to work out, but hey it’s still in its infancy days right?
Who doesn’t like free games? Well if you are one of those people who for some reason don’t (you’re crazy btw) then you can just look away now. But for those of you who don’t mind increasing their Steam Library a bit more, Black Desert Online is now free for a limited time. Currently on sale for 100% off, the promotion for the MMO by Pearl Abyss will end by March 2nd.
Half-Life 2 was made with, and after receiving a blessing from Valve, is now officially releasing version 1.0 and leaving Early Access as of next week.
It’s been a busy weekend for the wallets of the world. If the Steam Autumn Sale didn’t drain them then Black Friday was waiting in the wings, waving cut-price SSDs and bargain-bin monitors in our faces.
The trucking franchise that keeps on, well, truckin’, Road to the Black Sea comes to ETS2 on December 5th and, appropriately enough, covers the regions of Romania, Bulgaria, and the Trakya region of Turkey, including Istanbul.
Over on the other side of the pond they're probably busy gearing up for their turkey roast and whatnot but, for the rest of the world who've adopted Black Friday and gone a bit mad with it, it's already time to shop for those bargains. 
An in-depth report from Kotaku’s Jason Schreier has revealed some interesting details about the goings-on at Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 developer Treyarch. First and foremost, Schreier claims the employees at Treyarch are unhappy with Activision’s decision to implement more and more microtransactions into COD BLOPS 4 in order to drive more revenue.
In an odd turn of events, software publisher Panic has announced a stylish new handheld games console dubbed Playdate.