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Posts tagged “Robots”

XCOM 2 Adds Robotic Buddies In Shen’s Last Gift DLC

Mechanical men have arrived in XCOM 2 [official site] with today's release of the DLC pack Shen's Last Gift. I'd expected the DLC would add cyborg MEC Troopers like those in XCOM: Enemy Within but nope, the potential new squadmates are proper robits. That's paid DLC but everyone can benefit from the new patch which also launched tonight. It brings performance improvements, bug fixes, and…

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Build A Punchbot: Robofighting In Voice Of Steel

Bif! Bam! Clonk! Fzzt! Pop! Krrrnkzzap! Korrhkkkslrrp! Those sounds and more will surely be heard in Voice of Steel [official site], a newly-revealed online fighting game where robots will bash each other to pieces. They're not plain old off-the-rack fightbots, but ones you design yourself by snapping together components and even designing physics-simulated fighting moves. Want to make your robot jab fight at the foe's…

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Feature: Oh, wot a wonderful war (machine)

Hands-On: Hawken

If anyone was keeping count, they'd probably tell you that I died a lot more often than I killed at Gamescom. Whether having my head knocked off by a hammer or huddling around a fire and failing to survive the Eastern Front, I spent a lot of time meeting makers. Let it be known, however, that I was actually quite good at Hawken, but that's…

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Decimal Kill ‘Em All: Binary Domain On The PC In April

Hold on, just upgrading my firmware from 'I really want to play Binary Domain' to 'I'll get to play Binary Domain in April'. It's patching... ah, that's better. As a robot disguised as a human, I'm thrilled Sega's third-person shooter about shooting robots disguised as humans is being ported over to the PC. Sure the third-person shooter might have cool things like robots that keep…

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Inhuman After All: ROBOT! ROBOT! ROBOT!

I'm currently working on a preview of IGF finalist World of Goo - short version: pre-order the thing, if only because you get a profanity pack(tm) with it - and find myself wandering 2D Boy's website. I discover that they've lobbed online a 7-day prototype of something they were playing around with, the pithily titled Robot And The Cities That Built Him. While they make…

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