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Friday January 31 st, 10am Today Codemasters announced that gamers can grab a bundle, save a bundle and help a bundle in The Codemasters Humble Weekly Sale, with games available for purchase worldwide. Featuring SEVEN PC games currently collectively retailing at over $100 / £70 on Steam, including DiRT 3 , DiRT Showdown and Operation Flashpoint: Red River , gamers can grab a bargain and support Codemasters’ chosen charity SpecialEffect in this pay-what-you-want promotion by visiting www.humblebundle.com/weekly.

SpecialEffect is the gaming charity dedicated to using technology to enhance the quality of life of people of all ages who live with disabilities. This invaluable work often involves specialised equipment and software design to ensure that anyone, whatever their disability, can enjoy videogames and leisure technology.

The work SpecialEffect undertakes doesn’t just help raise the quality of life for people with disabilities; it can also aid in rehabilitation and help raise self-esteem for those who can’t use a computer effectively any other way. Gamers can find more about this fantastic charity at their website www.specialeffect.org.uk and see how their work directly improves lives in a video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKLNrCivOzw.

“We’ve been blown away by the support of Codemasters, and the funds raised by this awesome bundle are going to help many disabled people to experience the fun and enjoyment of video games,” said Mark Saville, Communication Officer, SpecialEffect.

“The money will buy equipment for our ‘whatever it takes’ loan library, providing adapted technology that has maximum impact to the people we work with. We don’t believe in simply loaning kit and walking away; people’s needs are all different and they change, so we go back to visit again and again, adjusting the technology to fit changing abilities. It’s an approach that ensures the best accessibility and it’s especially vital for gamers with progressive conditions.”

For $1 or more players can purchase the following games:

·         Overlord

·         Overlord Raising Hell (Expansion Pack)

·         Operation Flashpoint: Red River

·         Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising

·         Rise of the Argonauts

Spend over $6 and gamers will also receive the following:

·         DiRT Showdown

·         DiRT 3

·         Overlord II

Codemasters has a long standing relationship with SpecialEffect, and most recently partnered with the charity in an internal GameJam where Codemasters development teams were given the opportunity to create games with improved controls for those with disabilities or could improve a gamer’s health and wellbeing through play. These concepts included games that used peripherals that enabled players to control the game with their eyes, and even directly from their minds. Gamers can read about the GameJam and some of the games which were developed on the Codemasters Blog.

Gamers can purchase games from the Codemasters Humble Weekly Sale today  from www.humblebundle.com today, keep up with all the latest developments from SpecialEffect by visiting www.specialeffect.org.uk and get all the news from Codemasters straight from the studios at www.facebook.com/codemasters or by following the team at www.twitter.com/codemasters.



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