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Jettomero: Hero of the Universe stomping over planets

Let‘s pause for a second to appreciate that screenshot of a giant robot toddling along on a little planet. That‘s a fine-looking video game, isn‘t it? It‘s Jettomero: Hero of the Universe [official site], a newly-released stomp ‘em up about a robot who rockets from planet to planet, accidentally smashing through cities as it []

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Wot I Think: Project Cars 2

Project Cars 2 [official site] threw me into so many different racing disciplines that I needed copious amounts of tea to reflect and recover. I got a taste of the game a few weeks ago and found it satisfying, but now that I‘ve spent some time with the full version, due for release this week, []

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I made a platoon of dogs fight a tank in Beast Battle Simulator and now I am filled with a deep regret

Beast Battle Simulator [Steam page] is what I‘d call a Joke Game, invented to provoke a single snort of laughter as you scroll over silent videos during your tea break. It‘s more or less identical to Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator, in that you pit groups of AI-controlled beings against one another, then sit back and []

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Freeways is a puzzley road-builder from Desert Golfer

Where we‘re going, we need roads. Criss-crossing and over-passing and field-avoiding roads. Freeways [itch.io page] is a puzzley car game where you have to draw roads to connect to each highway while avoiding obstacles, such as the pesky environment. It‘s like a bite-sized Cities: Skylines but also reminds me of Mini Metro, in that you []

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Spintires: MudRunner rides out on Halloween

To launch a game on Halloween is to declare that it will make you , that you will want to flee but find yourself , and that you will . Spintires: MudRunner [official site] isn‘t your usual spookfest but I suppose it does hit those points, []

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Steam Charts: Death Under Tunnel Bridge

This week we finally learn who the killer is, but will the answer provide more questions than solutions? Read on for this week‘s hair-raising installment of The Steam Charts.

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Humble adds some of Bethesda‘s best to the End of Summer Sale

As you may have spotted, Humble has been running an End of Summer Sale‘ over the past few days to ring in the Autumn and, well, discount a bunch of games. The sale only has a few days left to run and the final wave of titles has been added as of today. This batch []

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Battleborn: No more content after Fall Update

Gearbox‘s FPS/hobby-grade coop campaign/genre blended, multi-mode competitive e-sports/meta-growth, choice + epic Battleborn heroes game, Battleborn [official site], is being put out to pasture. By that I mean that the shooter has no more planned content on the horizon and creative director, Randy Varnell, is moving to another project but the servers are staying up for []

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The Sunday Papers

Sundays are for reading about videogames all day and nothing else. That‘s why you‘re here, right? At Waypoint, Patrick Klepek wrote about how two developers dealt with the racist parts of their community. There are interesting anecdotes here, about the work required to deal with problem players in online games.

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What are we all playing this weekend?

Bad news, gang: this is the last weekend of summer. Good news, everyone: autumn is almost here! Dig in your wardrobe for your scarves, dust off your wooly hats, and remember that there‘s still time to rush out and strip off to soak up the dregs of the sunshine. What are you playing this weekend? []

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