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Dominic Tarason

6 days ago

Where The Water Tastes Like Wine spins some Chinese American yarns

Dim Bulb's quiet and contemplative story tell 'em up Where The Water Tastes Like Wine is still out there, trudging down America's dusty depression-era roads, collecting and telling stories. Today, it has a few new ones to tell. Today's Gold Mountain Update adds an official Chinese localisation, produced by a crew of dedicated Chinese-speaking fans led by one Ryan Zhang. More importantly for English-speakers, it…

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Your next Starcraft II opponent might be a robot in disguise

Google's DeepMind AI division will likely end up making the next generation of military killbots, but before then, at least they'll provide new challenges for the esports crowd. In January, their "AlphaStar" StarCraft II agent trounced a crew of pro players ten to one. To make sure it wasn't a fluke, they've unleashed AlphaStar on the European public. According to this official blog post, AlphaStar…

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SolSeraph descends from the heavens but may not have stuck the landing

It got a little lost in last week's flurry of activity, but SolSeraph -- ACE Team's tribute to genre-blending SNES gem ActRaiser -- is out, though sadly not heralded by a celestial chorus. Staying close to its inspirations, it's half hack n' slash platformer, half real-time strategy about a god reclaiming their land from monsters and demons in the name of their human followers. I've not had…

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1 week ago

Double Kick Heroes adds more modes so your guitar doesn’t have to weep

Double Kick Heroes is still in early access (and has been for over a year), but I reckon it should be on any rhythm or metal fan's radar. This week, developers Headbang Club rolled out an important-feeling patch. Surprising nobody, the Going Rogue update adds a roguelike-esque survival mode to the game called Fury Road, letting you play around with its fiddly mix of evasion…

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The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut tries to puzzle it out again on August 27th

Whatever your feelings on The Bard's Tale IV: Barrow's Deep (and opinions were all over the place), you can't deny that InXile's puzzle-heavy RPG could have used a couple more months in the oven. Probably for the best, then, that they're relaunching it next month. Due on August 27th (and as a free upgrade to anyone with the original release), the Director's Cut was once…

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Streets Of Rogue emerges from early access in search of a hat

After nearly three years of early access evolution (and the occasional wild mutation), Streets Of Rogue is out now. A real passion project by Matt Dabrowski, it's a roguelite immersive sim -- think Deus Ex demade for SNES, or Mega Drive Shadowrun -- for up to four players, local or online. There's a corrupt mayor to be overthrown (by stealing his hat) in a randomly…

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Ubisoft put their foot down over Assassin’s Creed Odyssey XP farming user-quests

Give people mod tools, and they'll do wonderful things, unless the game has an experience system, then they'll break it over their knees. Predictably, that was one of the first things players did with Assassin's Creed Odyssey's new Story Creator Mode, a browser-based quest editor. Yesterday, Ubisoft put their foot down on players making self-completing XP farming quests, officially stating that their prevalence leads to…

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Earth Defense Force 5 deploys with a heart full of song

EDF! EDF! One of my favourite 'guilty pleasure' games returns to PC today. Earth Defense Force 5 is the latest in Sandlot's main series (the third-party spin offs aren't much cop) of clever-dumb B-movie shooters. Dumb, because the game's script could have been lifted from Axe Cop, and the giant alien bugs look like wobbly stop-motion props. Clever, because there's a remarkably tactical co-op squad…

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Blazing Chrome attacks aggressively into stores

Who needs Konami when you've got studios like JoyMasher ready to pick up the slack? Blazing Chrome is undeniably a tribute to the classic Contra series of run-and-gun platform shooters - among my favourites. Big guns and bigger bosses, one hit deaths and the occasional level made out of meat and filled with Giger-knockoff monsters. It's not all Contra though - there's a little bit…

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Valve’s launch Steam Labs, a collection of experimental new store features

Almost eight years after Google shut down their experimental feature showcase, Google Labs, Valve have rolled out their own take on it for Steam. Steam Labs is a showcase of some of the "dozens of experiments around discoverability, video, machine learning, and more" that Valve produce for their store. So far, there's three to poke around - "Micro Trailers", "Interactive Recommender" and "Automatic Show" -…

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Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is about a wolfman who hates sneaking

Of all the World Of Darkness pen-and-paper RPGs, I always loved Werewolf: The Apocalypse the most. It sounds like Cyanide's take on the setting -- Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood -- understands just how over-the-top it should be, based on PC Gamer's early impressions on a build they saw at E3. It's a semi-sneaky action RPG where players control Cahal, a grimacing bald biker-looking lad…

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Ion Maiden becomes Ion Fury and readies for launch next month

The lawyer-dodging title change may be a little on the boring side, but Ion Fury (formerly Ion Maiden) is looking anything but. As well as confining their new title, Voidpoint and 3D Realms have confirmed that their old-school shooter, built on the time-worn foundations of Duke Nukem 3D, will launch on August 15th. Having previously played the early access pseudo-demo, I'm very excited for this…

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2 weeks ago

Super Monkey Ball to return via PC says Taiwan’s rating committee

The Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee have let slip a game before the publisher were ready, and I'm rather excited about this one. Sega's Super Monkey Ball series is apparently returning, and the next game in the series is rated for a PC release, too. While technically an unconfirmed leak, they've a good track record recently - the Spyro Reignited PC port they leaked in…

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DUSTNET is a PC vs VR vs AR vision of the last dying de_dust2 server

While I believe that Counter-Strike will outlive the heat death of the universe, DUSTNET by SCRNPRNT paints a more entropic picture. In this multi-platform (regular PC, VR and augmented reality) multiplayer experiment, several strange breeds of player fight over the final de_dust2 server. The soldiers have long since devolved into abstract skeletons, and the textures have been washed from the now-wireframe world, but Counter-Strike must…

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Watch twelve minutes of Moons Of Madness spacey spookytimes

In space, no one can hear you scream "Oh, come on, that flashlight is utter rubbish." Thankfully I said that on Earth, in response to Rock Pocket Games's slab of new Moons Of Madness footage. It's a decent looking slice of sci-fi horror - a blend of Martian isolation and Lovecraft-inspired weirdness - but I really cannot let that flashlight go. You can buy better…

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Blood Bowl: Death Zone sprints out of early access and into the end zone

It's odd to think that Blood Bowl is such a regular fixture on PC now that we've got side-games quietly coming out, but that's exactly what Blood Bowl: Death Zone is. Exiting early access today, it's a budget-priced real time spinoff of Cyanide Studio's tabletop adaptation series. Two players, RTS-style controls and fast, five-minute four-a-side matches. You set the plays, then micro-manage one player at…

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Godhood spontaneously wills itself into early access

Godhood is out today in early access, the latest deity simulation from the fittingly theological-sounding Abbey Games. Not the first time they've taken on the concept of being a god (and in the game), but instead of steering the world-altering titans of Reus, this time your influence is a little more subtle. Create a god, set what virtues and traits you want to embody, then…

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DayZ opens alpha sign-ups for its Survivor GameZ battle royale mode

DayZ, arguably the game that started the explosion of battle royale shooters, is becoming one itself. Or at least adding one as an optional mode. To Bohemia Interactive's credit, Survivor GameZ doesn't sound like the standard 'closing circle of death'. Instead, it's more inspired by the original Battle Royale film and novel, with players constrained to looting, shooting and evading zombies in a series of…

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Ciel Fledge sends the Princess Maker formula to space this autumn

Despite being a niche within a niche, Ciel Fledge is unmistakably walking in the footsteps of Gainax's influential Princess Maker series. They're parenting simulators, tasking you with scheduling and steering a child's life until they're ready to fly the coop. Studio Namaapa are transplanting the concept into the far future, where the last remnants of the human race live on floating sky-cities, while aliens have…

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A romantic glimpse at Haven in motion, from the makers of Furi

Haven looks like a lovely, chill game, which is exactly The Game Bakers's stated intent. Veering hard in the opposite direction to their intense boss-rush shoot 'o brawler Furi, Haven is a scenic and soft-looking RPG about a young couple that fled to an alien world to be together. While previously little more than a name and a short teaser trailer, the developers are now…

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