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Feature: Devotion to the "public interest"

China forced one horror game publisher to close, but the whole region felt it

Much like the phantoms that materialise and disappear within the dusky corridors of Devotion, the game itself felt like an apparition. Launched in February, the solid Taiwanese horror game vanished from Steam just weeks afterwards, due to the discovery of in-game talismans that contain derisive references to China‚Äôs President, Xi Jinping. Facing a firestorm of criticism, its studio, Red Candle Games, hurriedly hunkered down, announcing…

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Yuppie Psycho clocks in today

'First Job Survival Horror' is a heck of a genre, but from what I've played of Yuppie Psycho, the weird shoe fits. Released today, it's the latest from the brilliantly named Baroque Decay, previously of the dark fairy-tale adventure The Count Lucanor. From what I've played, it's of similar format - anime-inspired survival horror, with a surreal edge and a bit of dark humour. It's…

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Be possibly the worst dad ever in My Lovely Daughter

The 'dadification' of games is an interesting phenomenon. As a generation of primarily male game developers settle down and start families, it's hard not to observe a growing trend of protective father figures cropping up as game protagonists, some better at it than others. Gothic fantasy parenting/management sim My Lovely Daughter seems a fitting antidote to all of that. An alchemist attempts to revive his…

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Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption looks Soulsy and maybe also a bit Zelda-y

"Adam must face the incarnation of his greatest sins as he unlocks his memories and sacrifices to atone. But will Adam attain redemption or will he wallow in his past?" Is this: a) a description of the protagonist of boss battler Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption [official site]? b) Adam Smith going through his chat history the morning after a pub trip?

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