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Feature: 'Neon'

Conglomerate 451 review

My latest big brain critic realisation is that dystopian sci-fi settings are a clever way to make basic (and possibly tedious) elements of interacting with your game, suddenly thematic. “Hmmm, I’ve been clicking on this menu for a while,” You think. “This isn’t very interesting.” And then the screen goes all crackly or whatever, and a disembodied voice materialises and says: “The year is 2483,…

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Bloody throwback Wrath: Aeon Of Ruin enters early access today

KillPixel's Wrath: Aeon Of Ruin launched into early access today, bringing the original 1996 Quake's bloody, baroque 3D action screaming into 2019. Medieval castles filled with shotguns, skeletons and a smattering of blood? Chunky low-poly demons and pixel-counts you could track on one hand? Yep, it's a Quake. With some of the modding greats from the game's 23-year history, it should be a bloody good…

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Feature: A necessary absence of proportion

Stygian: Reign Of The Old Ones is about coping with terrible reality

"Lovecraftian" is a word that I wouldn't exactly called abused, but it's both easily recognised and a little open to interpretation. Stygian's intepretation of Lovecraftian horror is almost meta. I'd call the core of Lovecraft a confrontation of reality. It's not that the truth is gory or big or even scary. It's that it just doesn't fit into the human mind without shattering it. It's…

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Can I play with madness? Iron Maiden suing 3D Realms over Ion Maiden

English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, or their business company Iron Maiden Holdings Limited, are suing 3D Realms with allegations that retro FPS Ion Maiden is causing confusion and muddying their brand. They want $2 million (£1.56m) in damages for trademark terror. Ion Maiden is a pun on the words "iron maiden", though whether it's riffing on the name of the band or the apparently-not-medieval…

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Conglomerate 451 brings cyberpunk dungeon crawling to early access next week

Dungeon-crawling hackathon Conglomerate 451 will be hitting Steam early access next week, opening its maglev doors to a world of grimy concrete and pink neon. Players will be able to hack themselves and the world around them in an attempt to overcome the baddies without sustaining ongoing injuries or agent death, the latter of which will necessitate wheeling out a fresh clone who might have…

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