The Tuesday news:
SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS
The Humble Store has a new Plug in Digital Sale, with up to 90% discounts during the next 6 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/plug-in-digital-sale/
Fanatical has two new deals:
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
Windows 10 May Update could boost your gaming performance for free
AMD and Nvidia have released new drivers adding support for a feature Microsoft introduced with the May 2020 update of Windows 10, an update that still isn't available to everyone. The feature in question is Hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling (HAGS for short), and it basically passes memory management control from the CPU to the GPU. That should theoretically free up the CPU a little and can potentially equate to an small performance boost.
Any boost you might see will be dependent on the hardware you have at your disposal though. According to various early reports it seems to help budget oriented hardware more than those on the bleeding edge. There's a chance that game performance can be negatively impacted too, as former PCG hardware guru, Jarred Walton, discovered over on Tom's Hardware when he tested Nvidia GPU Hardware Scheduling with AMD and Intel CPUs.
MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS
Persona 4 Golden mod restores cut Yosuke romance
A long-lost romance in Persona 4 Golden is making its debut on PC, and all thanks to a modder. The Yosuke Romance mod is still pretty far from release, but it will restore a voice line discovered in the original Persona 4 Golden files on Vita into a scene where Yosuke admits his deep affection for the player protagonist.
The cut scene is particularly notable due to the Persona series' lack of explicitly queer relationship options otherwise. Take a look at the video above to see the work-in-progress version of the mod in action. While the voice line triggers correctly, the written dialogue still doesn't match. Done or not, you can give the mod a try, just to see how it works.
Don't Slay the Spire, defend it! This mod turns you evil so you can fight the invading heroes
Instead of fighting your way to the top of the Spire to slay it, how about starting at the top and fighting your way down to protect it from invaders? That's the idea behind the Slay the Spire: Downfall mod, which lets you align with the Corrupt Heart and destroy the do-gooder heroes trying to destroy it.
Slimes and Sneks and other monsters have been modded into playable characters in Slay The Spire before, but in Downfall's new mode you're actually on the side of evil. The Heart is the one who awakens you and sends you on a trip down the Spire to defend it. Check out the mod's trailer above.
>> If you're interested, you only have to subscribe to its Steam Workshop page.
You can now swim in ponds, rivers, and oceans with this Stardew Valley mod
I can't imagine the fatigue of working on the farm during Stardew Valley's sweltering Summers, so why not give your pixelated farmer a bit of a break? With this Stardew Valley mod simply called 'Swim', you can now take a refreshing dip in Pelican Town's various cooling waters. Created by aedenthorn, this mod lets you swim anywhere where there is water, meaning you can now jump into any river, pond, lake and ocean you choose.
To begin swimming, you need to approach any pool of water, press the J key and your character will switch into swimwear and jump right in. And that's not even the best part—not only can you now traverse water, this mod also lets you dive beneath the surface of the ocean and mountain lake.
Ubisoft releases first artworks for Hyper Scape, full reveal coming on July 2nd
Earlier today, a rumor surfaced, suggesting that Ubisoft would be teasing a new IP, called Hyper Scape. And a few of minutes ago, Ubisoft Middle East released the first artworks for this game. Moreover, its official website states that the game will be fully revealed on July 2nd.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Season 4 Update releases tomorrow, adds support for 200 players in Battle Royale
Activision has announced that the Season 4 Update for Call of Duty Modern Warfare will release tomorrow. According to the publisher, this patch will add support for up to 200 players in its Battle Royale Mode, Call of Duty: Warzone.
>> Guess what, that tomorrow is actually today.
Death Stranding PC will support DLSS 2.0 Tech
It appears that the PC version of Death Stranding will support NVIDIA’s latest DLSS tech, DLSS 2.0. This was revealed via a new press release that NVIDIA sent to specific media partners. While NVIDIA did not send us this press release, it was leaked online so we’ve decided to report on it.
New Cyberpunk 2077 4K RTX Screenshots released, showcasing its Ray Tracing Effects
NVIDIA has just released a new set of RTX screenshots for Cyberpunk 2077. As the title suggests, these screenshots showcase the game’s real-time ray tracing effects. These screenshots were captured in 4K, and you can find them after the jump.
First Crysis Remastered vs Crysis PC Vanilla Comparison Screenshots
A few hours ago, we shared the first screenshots and the first gameplay trailer for Crysis Remastered. And, as you may have guessed, the first comparison screenshots between Crysis Remastered and Crysis PC have surfaced online.