SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS
GOG has a new contest with the chance to win 1 of 4 bundles with 6 indie games. To learn more, check this: https://www.gog.com/news/bjoin_our_indie_games_summer_contestb.
Steam has a new sale and a new range of Weeklong deals:
The Humble Store has three new sales:
SOFTWARE & DRIVERS
NVIDIA GeForce 471.41 WHQL driver released, optimized for Red Dead Redemption 2 & Chernobylite
NVIDIA has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the NVIDIA GeForce 471.41 WHQL driver offers optimal performance in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Chernobylite.
NVIDIA GeForce 471.41 WHQL driver also fixes some freeze issues in Doom Eternal. Additionally, it fixes a launch issue in League of Legends.
>> Available from here.
MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS
LucasArts' best game, Zombies Ate My Neighbors, somehow works amazingly well as an FPS
Probably my favourite LucasArt game, with apologies to the aficionados, is Zombies Ate My Neighbors. This 1993 title was a co-op top-down run-and-gun action game, released on the Super Nintendo and Mega Drive/Genesis, with some of the greatest pixel art you'll ever see and an irresistibly fast rhythm. (...)
Someone who probably agrees with me is a Chilean genius who goes by Dude27th online, who is remaking Zombies Ate My Neighbors as a Doom II mod. There are mods and then there are the mods you find that just make your jaw drop, and this is clearly both a labour of love and being executed with some serious talent. Just watch a few seconds of Terror in Aisle Five, the game's second level, and you'll see how perfectly this has translated the game's style into a new format.
You'll need a copy of Doom II and the mod can be downloaded here, though as it's a work-in-progress Dude27th is currently only up to level 7 (the game had 41 levels and 7 bonus stages, another reason it was insanely good).
Ubisoft has announced Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, first details and early access on August 5th
Ubisoft has just announced a new free-to-play, fast-paced arena shooter, Tom Clancy’s XDefiant. Tom Clancy’s XDefiant will combine intense gunplay with personalized loadouts and specialized factions, as teams of gunfighters – called Defiants – battle for domination.
First Resident Evil Village PC Patch fixes stutters, adds AMD FSR support
Capcom has just released the first PC patch for Resident Evil Village. According to the team, this patch fixes the game’s stuttering issues and adds support for AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution tech.
PC demo released for SAMURAI WARRIORS 5
KOEI Tecmo has released a PC demo for SAMURAI WARRIORS 5 on Steam. As such, PC gamers can test this new SAMURAI WARRIORS game prior to its official launch.
New Back 4 Blood trailer highlights the game’s PC features
NVIDIA has released a new PC trailer for Turtle Rock Studios’ Back 4 Blood that highlights the game’s PC features. The PC version of Back 4 Blood will support uncapped framerates, resolutions up to 4K, and NVIDIA’s DLSS tech.
Denuvo brought performance issues in Humankind so the developers will launch the game without it
Romain, CCO & Studio Head at Amplitude Studios, announced that Humankind will launch without Denuvo. According to Romain, Denuvo had a negative impact on the game’s closed beta build, and as such, the team decided to launch the game without it.
>> Bravo for them.