Sony has added a new section dedicated entirely to LGBTQ+ games on the PlayStation Store.
To celebrate Gay Pride Month in June, Sony is highlighting some of the best LGBTQ+ games available on PS4 and PS5.
And it’s a pretty strong selection of games, featuring the likes of The Last of Us: Part 2, Gone Home, Hollow Knight, Mass Effect Legendary Edition and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.
That’s on top of the excellent Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which was one of the PS5 launch games.
Some of the games are even available at discounted prices, such as The Outer Wilds, which now costs just £11.39.
The game tasks players with uncovering the mysteries of a solar system trapped in an endless time loop.
“Welcome to the Space Program!” reads the official description. “You’re the newest recruit of Outer Wilds Ventures, a fledgling space program searching for answers in a strange, constantly evolving solar system.
“What lurks in the heart of the ominous Dark Bramble? Who built the alien ruins on the Moon? Can the endless time loop be stopped? Answers await you in the most dangerous reaches of space.”
Other discounted games include the recently released Disco Elysium, which is down to the low price of £23.09.
The unique role-playing game sees players control a detective investigating a murder case.
“Disco Elysium – The Final Cut is the definitive edition of the groundbreaking role playing game.
“You’re a detective with a unique skill system at your disposal and a whole city block to carve your path across. Interrogate unforgettable characters, crack murders, or take bribes. Become a hero or an absolute disaster of a human being.”
You can see the full list of LGBTQ+ games available from the PlayStation Store below…
• The Last of Us: Part 2
• Life is Strange 2: Complete Season
• Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition
• Mass Effect Andromeda
• Night in the Woods
• Gone Home
• The Last of Us: Left Behind
• Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator
• Life is Strange Episode One
• Life is Strange Season Pass
• Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
• Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
• Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
• Dragon Quest XI
• Tales from the Borderlands
• Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
• Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
• Mass Effect Legendary Edition
• Borderlands 3
• Overwatch Legendary Edition
• Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition
• The Sims 4
• Nier Replicant
• Saints Row: The Third Remastered
• Apex Legends
• Fallout 4
• The Outer Worlds
• 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
• Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
• Divinity Original Sin 2
• Disco Elysium
• Granblue Fantasy
• Scott Pilgrim vs the World
• Stardew Valley
• Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
• Dishonored 2
• We Happy Few
• Life is Strange Before the Storm
• AI: The Somnium Files
• Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridon
• Monster Prom: XXL
• Steven Universe: Unleash the Light
• Dragon Age Inquisition
• The Missing J.J. Mayfield and the Island of Memories
Today: The CEOs of major social media platforms are gearing up to testify before a House committee tomorrow on misinformation around COVID-19 and the recent Capitol riot. Meanwhile, a group of 12 state attorneys general are pressuring Facebook and Twitter to tackle COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, and two lawmakers reintroduced legislation aimed at making internet-connected devices safer for the consumer.
TECH HEARING TIME AGAIN: The CEOs of the country’s biggest social media platforms will testify Thursday before a Congress eager to press them on their roles spreading misinformation related to coronavirus and the lead-up to the deadly insurrection at the Capitol in January.
What to expect: The hearing will likely focus on the part the massive platforms play in spreading potentially dangerous misinformation — ranging from election result conspiracies to lies about the coronavirus vaccine — and a suite of proposed and forthcoming legislative fixes to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which gives platforms liability protection from content posted by third parties and allows them to safely moderate.
All three companies have highlighted their work on content moderation and new policies recently, hinting at how they will approach the hearing.
HERE’S WHAT THE CEOS WILL SAY: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to propose a reform to legal liability protections for tech firms during congressional testimony on Thursday.
In prepared remarks released Wednesday, Zuckerberg argues that the immunity granted by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act for third-party posts should be conditioned on platforms adhering to best practices for removing unlawful content.
“Instead of being granted immunity, platforms should be required to demonstrate that they have systems in place for identifying unlawful content and removing it,” he is set to tell the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Google’s plans: Pichai’s testimony appears to hew to a more cautious approach to Section 230, warning that repealing it could hamper efforts to address misinformation.
Twitter’s input: Dorsey’s prepared remarks focus less on legislative fixes and more on the content and policy decisions that Twitter has made recently to rein in misinformation.
STATE AGS ON THEIR CASE: A group of 12 state attorneys general sent a letter to Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday urging them to more aggressively enforce platform policies against coronavirus vaccine misinformation.
Led by Connecticut Attorney General William Tong (D), the group argues that content on the social media sites are increasing vaccine hesitancy, which will “slow economic recovery and, more importantly, ultimately cause even more unnecessary deaths.”
Bad data: The letter points to a report released by the Center for Countering Digital Hate Wednesday that claims that anti-vaccine accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube have more than 59 million followers.
The study also found that the personal accounts and associated organizations of 12 prominent figures account for upward of 60 percent of anti-vaccine content on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.
“Social media is enabling anti-vaxxers to recruit millions of Americans and indoctrinate them with fear and doubt,” Imran Ahmed, CEO of the center, said in a statement on the report’s release. “If Big Tech companies don’t act now, the pandemic will be prolonged, and more lives will be lost.”
The commission will be co-chaired by journalist Katie Couric, former Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) director Christopher Krebs, and Rashad Robinson, president of Color of Change.
The Cyber Shield Act would create a voluntary cybersecurity certification program for internet-connected devices, also known as Internet of Things (IoT) devices. These include everything from mobile phones to smart kitchen appliances to baby monitors, with more devices in use every year.
Stamp of approval: The bill would also establish an advisory committee made up of cybersecurity experts in government, the private sector and academia to create security benchmarks for internet-connected devices. The benchmarks would enable the devices’ manufacturers to voluntarily label their products to show they have met these standards.
FACEBOOK TAKES ACTION: Facebook on Wednesday announced that it had taken steps to disrupt efforts of Chinese hacking groups to target and surveil members of the Uyghur community both in China and abroad.
Two senior Facebook officials noted in a blog post that a Chinese hacking group known as “Evil Eye” or “Earth Empusa” had been targeting journalists, activists and dissidents in the global Uyghur community.
The Chinese government has taken increasingly hostile measures against the minority Muslim community, which mostly lives in the Xinjiang province of China.
According to Facebook, the hackers had attempted to install malware viruses on the mobile devices of their targets in order to enable surveillance activities. The hackers used Facebook to send links to malicious websites to the victims, who included those living in the United States, Australia, Turkey, Syria, Kazakhstan, Canada and other countries outside of China.
MAJOR INVESTMENT: Intel is investing in new chipmaking plants in Arizona as it struggles to keep up with competitors in the high-tech manufacturing field.
The Associated Press reported that the company said at a press conference on Tuesday that it would create two new facilities in Arizona employing about 3,000 people in total.
Intel has reportedly struggled to streamline its microchip manufacturing process in the face of competition and will be eligible for around $ 90 million in tax credits should it follow through with its plans in Arizona. Arizona lawmakers rushed through more funding for tax credits just ahead of the company’s announcement, the AP noted.
NEW WAY TO GET PRESCRIPTIONS: Uber announced on Wednesday that it is expanding its prescription delivery service.
The ride-sharing forum said in a blog post that it is partnering with prescription drug delivery service ScriptDrop, a partnership that would allow pharmacies in 37 states to offer delivery services.
The company plans on expanding the service in “the coming weeks and months”