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Brittany Vincent

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Killing Floor 2 crawls out of early access to full launch

Tripwire Interactive's Killing Floor 2 [official site] has ended its time on Steam Early Access period and launched in full. The co-op wave survival horror FPS sold over one million copies during early access alone. Now those players, and all new ones, get to play with the new Survivalist character class thanks to the launch update. Also, there's a lot of Zeds running around, but…

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Torment: Tides of Numenera trailer highlights the Nano class

Torment: Tides of Numenera [official site] was the highest-funded video game at the time of its Kickstarter, and although its missed its release date more than once, things are looking on track for an early 2017 release as it progresses through early access. A recent trailer for Torment focuses on the Nano Class, which utilizes ancient technology to achieve feats that appear like magic.

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Cell Phone Horror Mystery: Sara Is Missing

Sara is Missing [official site] has you combing through a cell phone you've found in an attempt to locate its missing owner, the titular Sara. If it sounds familiar, that's because it definitely is. Developers Monsoon Lab say they're inspired by Replica, where you have to find and highlight pertinent information in order to progress, and I'm reminded of the Mr. Robot companion mobile game…

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Skreleton’s Hotdog Kitchen: Exactly What It Sounds Like

Shooting things in virtual reality with the HTC Vive controllers is probably the best feeling I've ever had in a video game. I don't care how nonsensical the experience is, I just want to shoot stuff. Enter Skreleton's Hotdog Kitchen [official site] by Scott McBee, where you too can take the role of a skeleton shooting hot dogs into the mouths of giant floating heads…

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Dystopia Simulator Beholder Out Just in the Nick of Time

In a totalitarian society you never know who's working for the state. It could be a neighbor, family member, or in the case of Beholder [official site], your landlord. Warm Lamp Games say their surveillance 'em up, which launched this week, is inspired by "the oppressive laws introduced by the Russian Government," and it certainly gives at least a grim portrayal of life under the…

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Sonic-y, DKC-ish Mekazoo Rolls Out Next Week

Mekazoo [official site] is an homage to 90's platformers, looking to draw from games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Donkey Kong Country. It offers five different mekanimals for you to control, and emphasizes momentum and tight controls. There's also a "hive-mind" co-op mode, in which you and a friend each control an animal, but only one player can play at any given time. What are "mekanimals?"…

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The Swindle Potential Follow-Up Shows Sci-Fi Style

The Swindle's [official site] cyberpunk/steampunk aesthetic was unique, but the sci-fi concept art posted on Size Five Games' blog seems like it would adapt even more readily to its stealthy computer hacking gameplay. The developer is considering a follow-up game and has brought in an artist to chuck a few ideas together. The resulting artwork by Gareth Davies has a gritty 70's/80's sci-fi look highlighted by…

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Ashes Of The Singularity: Escalation Expandalone Is Out

Stardock and Oxide's Ashes of the Singularity did a lot of things right in its original April 2016 release. It was a decent traditional RTS experience at its core despite some niggling faults here and there. Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation [official site] is a meaty standalone expansion that rectifies both technical and gameplay issues alike. It also bolsters the unit count and makes everything bigger. Insert double entendre here.

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Wacky Wheels HD Is Out And Still Sufficiently Wacky

When I was a kid, I played the heck out of Apogee's classic racer Wacky Wheels. That and another kart racer where there was some sort of alien (I'm pretty sure it wasn't this one) whose catchphrase was "Burn tachyons!" and I've never been able to figure out what game it was since. But now, thanks to developer Ferocity 2D's dogged desire to bring Wacky Wheels…

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In Soviet Russia, Humanity Is Against Cards With Party Game Soviet Humor

Rapscallion Games has taken some time to give glory to the Motherland with the development of the multiplayer party game Soviet Humor. This is the same studio behind the successfully Kickstarted Lovecraftian comedy/horror visual novel The Miskatonic, and they've taken the same great humor that spawned that game and put a bit of a Communist twist on it. да!

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One Night Stand Simulates That Awkward Morning After

If you've ever had too much to drink and woken up in a strange bed with no frame of reference, One Night Stand [official site] will ring some bells. Or if you played its original free version. The visual novel by kinmoku was originally created for the NaNoRenO game jam in March, but now you can play the expanded commercial version with new artwork and…

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Galimulator Plays Through Millennia Of Galactic Events

I've always had a thing for 4x space strategy titles starting with the flawed yet mesmerizing Star Trek: Birth of the Federation. However, sometimes I just want all the war. diplomacy, and galactic scale destruction without having to have much input. Galimulator [official site] by snoddasmannen helps to sate this desire perfectly.

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Deer MMO The Endless Forest Crowdfunding A Remake

While most MMOs are quest-based and involve some sort of conflict and grind, The Endless Forest [official site] simply isn't. Instead, The Endless Forest is about playing as a carefree magical deer spending time doing deer things with other deer. Each deer is another player, and this antithesis of modern MMO design has attracted 170,000 registered players in its 10-year existence. Now developers Tale of Tales want…

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Blizzard’s Overwatch League Will Start Next Year

Blizzard is capitalizing on the huge success of Overwatch [official site] by launching a new eSports league. The Overwatch League aims to give every Overwatch player a chance to rise in the rankings and have a chance to join a pro team while avoiding some of the pitfalls that have plagued other eSports leagues in recent years.

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Creative Assembly’s Franco Jam Returns Next Week

The Creative Assembly's annual charity game jam Franco Jam is returning for a third year running next weekend, on November 11-13. Folks from the Total War and Alien: Isolation studio will once again be whacking out games in one weekend. The jam is named after former Creative Assembly member Simon Franco, who passed away on June 2014 from cancer.

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