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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’s President, Xi Jinping. Facing a firestorm of criticism, its studio, Red Candle Games, hurriedly hunkered down, announcing…

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Feature: The Year 2000 Problem

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG review

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG ought to be a mixed experience. There are elements of the game, particularly the music, that are excellent. There are those, like the combat, that are not so good. I expected to be talking here about how I am a child who was born in 1994, and whether that affected my enjoyment of the game’s pervasive nostalgia bait, and other such…

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VA-11 Hall-A adds remastered Prologue chapters

Cyberpunk bartending game VA-11 Hall-A [official site], which Sin Vega quite liked, has launched a free update adding new story chapters. Well, old chapters. Renovated old chapters. With lots of dogs. The three-day prologue, released two years before the full game but kept separate from it, sees the run-down bar hosting a private party for adorable intelligent corgis with cute names and digital voiceboxes. Let…

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Masquerada: Songs And Shadows Is Finally Here

Masquerada: Songs and Shadows [official site] takes me back to those shining days where I could mess about and play games like Arcanum and Nox all the time without worrying about paying bills. I still do those things, but bills are an unfortunate part of my daily life now. Soon, I imagine, Masquerada will be as well, as the tactical RPG is out.

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More Cyberpunk Bartending In New Valhalla Demo

I quite enjoyed being a cyberpunk bartender mixing exotic and dangerous cocktails for talking corgis and androids in the free prologue to VA-11 HALL-A [official site] last year. It has a horrible name, but the visual novel-ish mix 'em up was fun and interesting. A new demo serves up a look at how it's come since then, switching to a new engine and showing off…

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