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Total War Shogun DirectX 11 patch now due for first week of May

Many gamers who bought Total War Shogun 2 when it first game out one month ago were disappointed that the long awaited RTS game didn't come with DirectX 11 graphics support out of the box. At the time the game's developer The Creative Assembly announced that a patch would add DirectX 11 support in two to four weeks after the game's launch.

That deadline has come and gone without the patch being released but now a new message from the developer on the game's official message boards says not to worry. The DirectX 11 patch is now due for release sometime in the first week of May.

[Via Blue's News]

Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - April 12

It was a busy day for news, as we predicted. We wonder what will happen tomorrow:

Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - March 28

Ah, Choplifter. Playing that game brings back a lot of memories. Mostly ones where we are drinking a lot of Coke and eating chips. Good times.

Call of Duty Black Ops First Strike DLC tops Steam's weekly top 10 PC game sales list

As expected, the first DLC release for Treyarch's first person shooter Call of Duty Black Ops took the top spot in this week's top 10 best selling PC games list on the Steam download service. Total War Shogun 2 wound up in second place while Valve's own game Portal 2 took the third place spot.

1. Call of Duty Black Ops First Strike DLC- Treyarch/Activision
2. Total War Shogun 2 - The Creative Assembly/Sega
3. Portal 2 - Valve
4. Assassins Creed Brotherhood - Ubisoft
5. Homefront - Kaos Studios/Digital Extremes/THQ
6. Gothic Complete Pack - Jowood
7. Batman Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition - Rocksteady/Square Enix
8. Dragon Age 2 - BioWare/EA
9. Rift - Trion Worlds
10. Call of Duty Black Ops - Treyarch/Activision

Total War Shogun 2 tops Steam's weekly top 10 best selling PC game list

Total War Shogun 2, the latest game in The Creative Assembly's historical RTS game series, found itself on top of Steam's latest weekly top 10 PC game sales list. THQ's shooter title Homefront is in the number two spot while the RPG Dragon Age 2, which had been on top for the past couple of weeks, is in the number three spot this week.

The full top 10 list is as follows:

1. Total War Shogun 2 - The Creative Assembly/Sega
2. Homefront - Kaos Studios/Digital Extremes/THQ
3. Dragon Age 2 - BioWare/EA
4. Portal 2 - Valve
5. Assassins Creed Brotherhood - Ubisoft
6. Crysis 2 - Crytek/EA
7. Darksiders - Vigil Games/THQ
8. Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II Retribution - Relic/THQ
9. Magicka - Arrowhead Game Studios/Paradox Interactive
10. Call of Duty Black Ops - Treyarch/Activision

Big Download's News Bits & Bytes - March 16

Another busy day for news. Looks like Homefront may be doing OK in terms of sales:

Dragon Age 2 again tops Steam's weekly top 10 best selling PC games list

Dragon Age 2 is doing very well in its PC incarnation, at least in terms of sales. Bioware's fantasy RPG sequel is once again the best selling PC game in the last week on the Steam download service. In second place this week is Total War Shogun 2 which should launch on Steam on Tuesday. Valve's puzzle shooter Portal 2 claims the third spot on the list this week.

The full top 10 list is as follows:
  1. Dragon Age 2 - BioWare/EA
  2. Total War: Shogun 2 - The Creative Assembly/Sega
  3. Portal 2 - Valve
  4. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution - Relic/THQ
  5. Crysis 2 - Crytek/EA
  6. Total War Collection Pack - The Creative Assembly/Sega
  7. Mafia 2: Digital Deluxe Edition - 2K Czeck/2K Games
  8. Magicka - Arrowhead Game Studios/Paradox Interactive
  9. Mafia 2 - 2K Czeck/2K Games
  10. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood - Ubisoft

This Week In PC Games: March 14-20

homefront
Two big games head to stores and via download this week and they couldn't be more different; one is a first person shooter with a near-future bent while the other takes us back several hundred years to a time of samurai.

Homefront: THQ has been promoting the heck out of this first person shooter from developer Kaos Studios as its entry into the genre made popular by the Call of Duty series. The premise: It's the near future and the United States is suffering from a full scale invasion by North Korea. Digital Extremes developed the PC port with a lot of PC specific features and enhancements.

Total War Shogun 2 trailer shows off multiplayer action

Total War Shogun 2 is only a couple of days away from its release but you may want to check out the latest trailer for the historical RTS game anyway. This time the development team at The Creative Assembly gives us some of the options when a player wants to start a multiplayer match.

The video goes over the basics of customizing your player avatar, looking at the campaign map, starting a multiplayer match, picking your units and then finally going into battle in feudal Japan with your online opponent. If you win you can unlock new units, increase your army's skills and more for the next match up

Total War Shogun 2 won't have DirectX 11 support at first

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Total War Shogun 2 has been promoted as a game that would take advantage of DirectX 11 graphical features. That will still be the case for the latest historical RTS game from The Creative Assembly. Unfortunately, according to a Eurogamer news story, the DirectX 11 support won't be ready when the game is released on March 15.

According to a rep from the developer, "We just wanted a couple more weeks to tweak the performance on various difference cards." The DirectX 11 support will be added to Total War Shogun 2 in a patch that should be released two to four weeks after the full game is released. Even without the DirectX 11 features, the Creative Assembly rep states, "The game still looks absolutely stunning at top end. There are no resolution restrictions. It looks fabulous. It'll be absolutely playable. All of the features are in there."
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