Paint The Walls With Blood In Butcher Next Week

The 2D shooter Butcher [official site] has its very own release date now, so we can stop talking about how it’ll eventually float down here at “some point.” It’s scheduled to rip into Steam on 5 October, meaning in a few days you too can be blowing through enemies in a pixelated fit of rage.

It also has a cool name that makes me really miss my Kreepsville 666 Diamonte necklace. It’s a cleaver encrusted in cheap crystals, but it makes me feel fancy. Butcher as a game may not make anyone feel fancy in the way a necklace might, but it’s got plenty of blood and guts to spare. And that’s just about the same, really.

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Free Version Of Dead Or Alive 5 Out Next Week

If you missed out on playing Dead or Alive 5 Last Round [official site] because you didn’t feel like paying full price for a fighter you’d probably play a few minutes and forget about, sorry about that. You still have to pay full price if you want to play the full game on Steam, but if you’d still rather not, soon you’ll be able to opt for a cut-down free-to-play version to quell that fighting spirit that’s welling up deep within you.

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Stardew Valley’s Version 1.1 Open Beta Is Live

The sprawling Stardew Valley’s [official site] Version 1.1 has entered its beta phase, and creator ConcernedApe (Eric Barone to us normies) has a whole slew of new features to test out including new marriage options, divorce, construction and more. If you’re interested in taking the plunge, ready your bug spray and hop right in.

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Have You Played… Brothers In Arms: Road To Hill 30

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Like Graham, I’ve always felt bad for the Brothers In Arms series of games. The WWII shooter was well into its fatigue stage by the time these games got around to doing something intelligent with it. Rocking up to the beaches of Normandy in Medal of Honor or storming the streets of Stalingrad in Call of Duty were excellent set pieces at the time. But neither game came close to making you think about anything that was going on, it was run and/or gun. That’s it. Brothers In Arms introduced a tactical element – and it was simple too. You just had to point at things.

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Super Terraria World Makes Terraria A Full-Fledged RPG

Terraria [official site] has plenty to do already. Have you ever sat and just fiddled with it for a few hours? Interestingly enough, it also utilizes the same font I used in every report I turned in to my Language Arts teacher in middle school (it used to be called Mead Bold back then, but now it’s called Andy). So you’re forgiven if you feel a bit overwhelmed when you look over the Super Terraria World mod, which converts vanilla Terraria into an RPG with quests, NPCs and more.

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What Are We All Playing This Weekend?

Hello to you! Merry Saturday to one and all. You’ve likely already been visited by Saturday WAPWAPPWPPAPWAWers, wrapped up in coats and scarves and mittens going door-to-door asking their friends and neighbours what they’re playing, hoping to be invited in for sherry and a steak pie. But since we’re all one big virtual neighbourhood here, tell me: what are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’re all playing:

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