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Feature: Dead men tell some tales

Observer review

In Observer [official site], AKA David Cronenberg's Bladerunner, Rutger Hauer is having a very bad day. It begins with a phone call, some family problems, and ends in blood and regret. Hauer lends his voice to the player character, who is the titular Observer, a special kind of cop who can jack into suspects' memories, hopes and fears as a means of interrogation. To do…

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Observer coming August 15th, starring Rutger Hauer

First-person cyberpunk thrill-o-horror Observer [official site] will launch on August 15th, developers Bloober Team have announced. After trapping us in a painter's kooky spookhouse with Layers of Fear, this time Bloober are blasting us off into the grim future where everything sucks. It stars a cyberdetective jacking into suspects' heads, and Bloober have now confirmed he is voiced by Rutger Hauer. You know, Rutger Hauer…

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Fsck off, Cleopatra: Civilization VI coming to Linux

Recompile your kernel, grep your vim, and prepare yourself for The Year Of The Linux Desktop For Really Real This Time: Civilization 6 [official site] is coming to Linux. Porting house Aspyr Media announced yesterday that they're turning the latest Civ penguinoid, as they have several Civs before it. They've already brought Civ 6 to Mac. Unlike The Old Days, Aspyr's ports tend to come…

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Gee Thanks, Dad: Layers Of Fear’s Inheritance DLC

First-person spooker Layers of Fear [official site] will receive an expansion in August, developers Bloober Team have announced. Named 'Inheritance', it'll return to that mad painter's house to poke around from his daughter's perspective. The original game pulls some jolly clever tricks shifting between reality and artistic visions, so it'll be interesting to see what awaits his daughter - and how that looks.

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Feature: Self Portr-hate

Layers Of Fear review

Every corridor and room in Layers of Fear [official site] has something frightening hiding in its recesses. It might be an apparition, head rattling like an escapee from Jacob's Ladder, or a piece of furniture that is preparing to launch itself across the room like the toy thrown from a poltergeist's pram. The story of a painter attempting to overcome a creative block as he…

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Sithprise! Knights Of The Old Republic 2’s New Patch

Obsidian's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II doesn't quite reach the level of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines on the Oh Gosh Imagine If It Were Actually Finished-o-meter, but it has folks who go to bat to it. Like Bloodlines, for a decade KOTOR 2 has relied on fans to fix bugs, restore and finish cut content, and improve support for modern systems.…

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Science Victory: Civilization 5 Now On SteamOS And Linux

Is... Is this E3 news? On day three, I can't tell anymore. Did Sid Meier swing on a trapeze across the E3 concourse to announce that Civilization 5 was now available on SteamOS and Linux? Did Aspyr gather the world's press in an art deco theatre to reveal that this was their first Linux port, after years of porting popular games to Mac? Or is…

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First-Person Sleeper: Dreamkiller Trailer

This is an interesting trailer for Dreamkiller, if you're interested in poorly imagined juxtapositions of media. It goes a bit spooky bed-time story to start off with, setting up a splendid atmosphere of psych-horror and then: Painkiller-esque ultra-death. According to the brief "Gamers will take on the role of Alice Drake, a psychologist with the extraordinary ability to enter the minds of her patients and…

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The Force Unleashed On PC, Parallel Story

Third-person Jedi action of Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition will be turning up on the PC in the Autumn, according to Lucasarts. The PC game is an expanded version of the original Force Unleashed game, with three extra single-player missions. Bizarrely, the new missions set up a parallel timeline within the Star Wars universe, in which the events of the original films…

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