Dying Light The Following Comes To GOG

Dying Light features you playing in the city of Haran, overrun by zombies, with a few safe havens separating the masses from the threat. In order to stay alive ‘runners’ do just as they are called, run. Running to and from drops with supplies and a preventative measure that helps those infected, users need to use every weapon and tool they can make and find in order to traverse the cityscape and survive the night. If that sounds like your cup of tea you can now find the Dying Light The Following on Good Old Games (GOG).

GOG is known for providing DRM (data right management) free games, removing the “online” required status that comes with many games (including some single player games). If you were worried that the four player co-op feature of Dying Light is lost if you get the game through GOG, do not fret. The multiplayer features of Dying Light will be available through GOG Galaxy, the new multiplayer system that GOG hopes will keep some of their more dated games viable for multiplayer well after the original servers and systems are offline.

If you were worried that the four player co-op feature of Dying Light is lost if you get the game through GOG, do not fret. The multiplayer features of Dying Light will be available through GOG Galaxy, the new multiplayer system that GOG hopes will keep some of their more dated games viable for multiplayer well after the original servers and systems are offline.

Featuring the basic game, the Following expansion and not one but four DLC’s including the Bozak Horde game mode, the game looks to promise you everything you need without shackles. For a limited time, the game also has 17% off, giving you the whole bundle for just £33.29.

You can find the game here, and we will see you on the rooftops.

NVIDIA Releases 362.00 GameReady Driver For Far Cry Primal

The early pre-release footage from Far Cry Primal and press coverage indicates the game has some extremely high requirements especially on higher resolutions. It’s relatively easy to blame Ubisoft given their terrible reputation with optimization, but it’s important to remember that up to this point, there wasn’t any driver specifically released for Far Cry Primal. Thankfully, NVIDIA has just unveiled their latest WHQL GameReady driver for Far Cry Primal and it will be interesting to see if this makes a substantial difference to the current level of performance.

NVIDIA’s 362.00 driver also provides the necessary performance enhancements for Dying Light and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Even though Dying Light’s base game has been out for some time, the expansion entitled, “The Following” is fairly new and probably has some areas in need of fine-tuning. Hopefully, this latest driver should create a smoother frame-rate and provide a more consistent user-experience. Rather surprisingly, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has gone under the radar, and perhaps this is down to its exclusivity clause on the Windows Store. Furthermore, there’s been a lot of news from Microsoft today regarding their new PC focus. Perhaps this has overawed the game’s release, which is a shame.

At the time of writing, there are some major problems with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition with AMD GPUs but this doesn’t seem to occur on NVIDIA cards with the latest driver installed. As a result, it’s important to download the 362.00 GameReady driver to ensure your PC doesn’t encounter any performance issues. I’m pleased to see NVIDIA release a driver fairly quickly especially when you consider the negative reports regarding performance with Far Cry Primal. In the next few days, we’re hoping to acquire a code for the game and publish an in-depth performance analysis.

Windows 7/8/8.1 64-bit users can download the latest driver from here while Windows 10 64-bit users need to download the driver from this link.

Dying Light Enhanced Edition Will be a Free Upgrade Barring The Expansion

Dying Light is a tense, zombie survival game created by Techland and features a surprisingly enticing storyline. Furthermore, the day and night cycle produces such a dramatic contrast and emphasizes the dangers of a zombie apocalypse in complete darkness. On another note, the game’s magnificent first-person perspective and ability to ascend buildings heightens the adrenaline levels as you attempt to fend off hordes of zombies. In my opinion, it’s Techland’s greatest achievement so far and worthy of your time. Even better, the studio plans to release a massive update next year with a whole host of improvements. Here is a list of the enhancements in full:

  • Nightmare difficulty setting
  • Legend system
  • Bounties system
  • New Parkour moves
  • New enemy attacks and behaviours
  • Enhanced facial expressions
  • New NPC models
  • Improved human enemy AI
  • Improved volatile AI
  • Greater firearm variety
  • HUD and video filter customisations
  • Audio upgrades
  • Gameplay quality improvements
  • Console performance upgrades
  • Overall game look and feel improvements
  • #DrinkForDLC Content

Originally, it seemed like this would be only available to season pass holders or require some kind of payment. However, Techland clarified on Twitter that the update would be free to all owners of the game:

This follows a similar pattern to the enhanced edition upgrade in The Witcher 3. Please note, the upgrade does not include any expansion packs, so there is still a legitimate reason to purchase the season pass.

Techland Releases Dying Light Developer Tools

Award-winning zombie survival horror game Dying Light now has a free Developer Tools kit for PC, allowing users to design and build their own quarantine zones.

Despite suffering technical issues – since patched – on release, Dying Light has developed a keen following, becoming Polish developer Techland’s best-selling game of all time, and winning the Best of E3 award for 2014. With gameplay that combines the survival horror and crafting elements of fellow Techland game Dead Island and the parkour stylings of Mirror’s Edge, Dying Light’s Developer Tools gives modders huge potential scope for creating their own version of the game.

Using the Dying Light Developer Tools, budding game designers can create new maps, scenarios, and even their own custom stories. The fruits of your labours can then be shared with other players through Steam Workshop.

Techland wants the Developer Tools to be accessible for all, even novices, so it has produced a six-part series of tutorial videos, though further videos for advanced users are planned for the future. Regular updates for the Developer Tools, with new features, assets, and functionalities will attempt to cater to feedback on the official Dying Light forum.

Are you a Dying Light player excited by the opportunity to create your own zombie-infested towns, or just a keen modder looking to try your hand with a new environment? Tell us about it, or let us know your favourite mods, in the comments.

Thank you Dark Side of Gaming for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Techland.

Dying Light: My Apocalypse Version Costs £250,000!

As if games weren’t expensive enough, the crazy developers of Dying Light have just revealed a £250,000 version of their game. The no expense spared edition comes packed with all kinds of crazy extras to help justify spending 1/4 million on their new zombie game.

Developer Techland will include a real-world, custom build zombie-proof shelter, a round trip package that’ll take you to the developers studio in Poland, night vision goggles, a Razer Tiamat headset, parkour lessons, and more, including one very strange item indeed – adult nappies.

I’m not sure where I would put a life-size monster statue, in my new zombie shelter I suppose! On the other hand, I’m not sure where I would put a freaking huge zombie-proof shelter! I guess you could live in the shelter to some extent, as it’ll come kitted out with a TV, Xbox One and a sound system.

Fancy getting your credit card out and buying this thing? You can get it exclusively from UK retailer GAME. Think no-one will buy it? Well, someone did buy this £125,000 special edition GRID 2 a couple of years ago!

Thank you Tweaktown for providing us with this information.

Dead Or Alive 5 is the Latest Glitch-tastic Game Release

Day-one release bugs in video games are becoming a common problem. In the past few months, we’ve had big games like Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Dying Light, and The Order: 1886 ship with multiple glitches. Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is the latest game to join that list, and developers Team NINJA is trying to put out fires all over the place on its official Twitter account.

The first problems, reported on Friday, were that the Xbox One game would freeze if throwdown challenges were turned on, and that Mad Catz fightsticks – the controller of choice for many beat ‘em up fanatics – were not working with the game.

Concerning the former, Team NINJA advise keeping throwdowns off until the issue is fixed, while Mad Catz are putting the blame for the latter firmly at the feet of the game’s developers:

“Mad Catz have been made aware that our Xbox One Tournament Edition 2 Arcade FightStick is not currently compatible with the Xbox One version of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round. Mad Catz would like to assure the fighting game community that we have contacted Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja, and we are all working to find a solution. It should be noted that controller compatibility is something that is largely out of our hands and needs to be implemented on the developer side. Now that this issue has been brought to all our collective attention, we will do everything we can on our side to ensure that our FightStick will offer full compatibility with the game. It is our understanding that at this time NO specialty controllers / arcade FightSticks from other manufacturers will work on the Xbox One version of DOA5: Last Round. Please continue to check Mad Catz social media for further updates.”

Team NINJA responded with the following statement, insisting the two were working on the problem together:

“It should be noted that controller compatibility is something that is largely out of our hands and needs to be implemented on the developer side. Now that this issue has been brought to all our collective attention, we will do everything we can on our side to ensure that our FightStick will offer full compatibility with the game. It is our understanding that at this time NO specialty controllers / arcade FightSticks from other manufacturers will work on the Xbox One version of DOA5: Last Round. Please continue to check Mad Catz social media for further updates.”

Last week, an update for the Xbox 360 version of Dead or Alive 5 triggered the deletion of saved games for some users. Players of the German, Italian, French, or Spanish versions of the game who try to complete the tutorial mode have had their save files vanish.

Problems with the game have become so numerous that Team NINJA has put together a handy chart that lists all known issues with the latest Dead or Alive game. Let’s hope they don’t need to add to it any time soon.

Source: Kotaku