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Whirlwind FX Vortx review: A blow-by-blow account of this PC wind machine

When I was a child, 4D cinemas were all the rage. You know the ones, with the seat-rumbling and the spurts of air in your face when something explodes onscreen and the spaceship you and 40 other people are meant to be piloting starts crash-landing into the moon. Well, Whirlwind FX have come up with the PC equivalent of 4D cinema that you can stick…

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It’s Roach Versus Human In Cockroach Simulator

Have you ever wanted to be a cockroach? Not someone who's a burdensome nuisance, but the bugs that hang out in condemned properties and dingy apartment complexes? You might want to pick up¬†Cockroach Simulator [official site]. You're probably familiar with games like¬†Who's Your Daddy, where it's one player's job to keep another player (or a team, in some cases) from completing goals like suicide or…

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Viking Space Program Is Exploding With Awesome

Long ago, before the seduction of fast food and motorized vehicles, there resided vikings in the land of Kerbin. It was not an easy time. These fearsome Kerbals lived and died with their colossal ships, which spat flame like the behinds of dragons. But like their eventual descendants, they persisted and grew from strength to strength. Their endless quest for naval perfection was known as…

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Spend One Vicarious Hour With American Truck Simulator

American Truck Simulator [official site-ish] looks hard. Parallel parking is already the devil, but the idea of slotting ten tons of flammable material into the back of gas station just takes things to extremes. SCS Software recently unleashed an hour's worth of alpha gameplay footage from the game and it's precisely what you might have expected: careful turns; meticulous inspections of both wing mirrors; the…

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Happy Kitty, Cat Petting Simulator 2014, Purr Purr Purr

I miss having cats. Four years ago, I left home and became a professional itinerant, leaving my felines in the care of rich strangers. Today, I am bereft of cats and so, you shouldn't take me as an unbiased source when I say, "Oh, god. Cat Petting Simulator 2014 is the best thing I've seen in a long time."

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Interview: Paul Jackson On RailWorks

Usually when I meet a person that's selfishly occupying one of my dream jobs, I end up spiking their drink, driving them out to a secluded Forestry Commission car park, and setting Bosnia and Hernia (my pedigree Romanian Fighting Badgers) on them. Paul Jackson, CEO of the company that makes train sim RailWorks, was lucky. He got away with a light grilling.

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