The Tuesday news, all in one post:
SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS
Itch.io's abortion funds bundle offers hundreds of games for just $10
Following the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in June, Itch.io has launched the Indie Bundle for Abortion Funds, a collection of more than 750 indie games, soundtracks, digital comics, books, and more, available for a minimum purchase price of $10.
As with previous major Itch.io bundles, the Indie Bundle for Abortion Funds is a mix of games you've likely heard of, like A Mortician's Tale, Hypnospace Outlaw, Calico, and Catlateral Damage, and a great many you probably haven't. But that's part of the fun of these things: Rolling the dice, picking something at random, and getting to discover what HookCat is. Or Son, Go Eat Soup! Or perhaps Ultimate Zombie Death Ball. It's fair to say that not all of it is going to be good, but there's definitely a lot to do here.
GOG has one new flash deal: Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Dry Twice is 80% off during 24 hours: https://www.gog.com/en/game/leisure_suit_larry_wet_dreams_dry_twice.
The Humble Store has a new sale: the Midsummer Madness Sale features up to 75% discounts during 6 days. There are keys for Steam, GOG (2), EGS, UPlay and the Rockstar thing: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/midsummer-madness/
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS
Modders are busy hacking AMD's FSR 2.0 into a host of Nvidia DLSS games so we gave it a go too
The floodgates are open and the DLSS dominos are starting to fall, because AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 is now open and out in the wild. And enterprising modders have been jury-rigging the upscaler into any game they can find. The first was Cyberpunk 2077, where modder, PotatoOfDoom, figured out a way to inject the feature in place of DLSS to enable AMD gamers to enjoy FSR 2.0.
That same technique has now been modified to the extent that Nexus Mods is starting to see some games—Red Dead Redemption 2 and Dying Light 2—with their own versions of the mod, based on PotatoOfDoom's original. Gamers are also then using those files themselves to try and get the same effect on a number of other games, with Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition and Guardians of the Galaxy both popping up on Reddit recently.
The results seem to be that the games are a little softer than native, but generally deliver the performance uplift we're craving with little other fidelity problems.
First leaked screenshots for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s Multiplayer Maps
It appears that the first screenshots for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2‘s multiplayer maps have been leaked online. These MP maps were leaked via the COD Warzone Mobile alpha client, and they are legit.
Disco Elysium has dyslexia-friendly fonts now
Disco Elysium creators ZA/UM have released an update for Disco Elysium - The Final Cut that adds dyslexia-friendly fonts for most of the supported languages. That's a big addition to the game, and should complement The Final Cut's full voice acting quite well for those who like reading along with narration.
Summer Games Done Quick does more than $3M for charity
Summer Games Done Quick wrapped up its annual speedrunning extravaganza for charity over the weekend with a heroic half-hour run through Elden Ring and more than $3 million raised for Doctors Without Borders, an international organization that delivers emergency medical aid to people impacted by wars, natural disasters, and epidemics.
A boatload of old ZX Spectrum games are releasing on Steam
Anybody remember the odd top-down platformer Bounder, released in 1985? How about the platformers starring Monty Mole? How about anything else by British developers Gremlin Graphics for the ZX Spectrum?
You don't? Neither did I, until recently, when publisher Pixel Games UK started pushing a massive back catalog of old ZX Spectrum games to Steam spanning a variety of developers from the golden age of British computer game design on what, for many older gamers from the UK, was their first PC. Little-noticed, Pixel Games UK has been pushing out old games to Steam, consistently, for years now, but a recent burst of activity has seen dozens more added.
Lollipop Chainsaw is getting a remake next year
After vaguely announcing in June that Lollipop Chainsaw was "back," we now have confirmation that a remake is in the works and set to release sometime next year.
Yoshimi Yasuda, former CEO of Kadokawa Games and producer on the original Lollipop Chainsaw, is returning to remake the game under his new studio Dragami Games. According to FrontlineJP, some of the original development team is returning to work on the game alongside new Dragami developers.
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