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Learning The Rope Spell – A Return to Underworld Ascendant

At the very beginning of 2018, I discovered Underworld Ascendant at PAX South. At the time, the team just had a small demo that threw me into the thick of things.…

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Ricardo Bare Talks About Dishonored “Resting” and Future of Arkane

At this year’s QuakeCon, Kirk McKeand from VG24/7 had the chance to talk to veteran designer and writer Ricardo Bare, who boasts game design credits such as Deus Ex, Dishonored and the 2017…

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We Happy Few Review – Mask of the Beatnik

Editor’s Note: Hours after publishing this review, a 7.6 GB patch was distributed to media. The changes include rebalancing crafting recipes, fixing crash bugs and repairing broken AI behavior. These…

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First-Person Immersive Indie Title HEVN Gets A Release Date

Miga Games will be releasing an indie immersive sim called HEVN on Friday, September 7. It’s a “single-player first-person sci-fi adventure” and has been said to be System Shock 2…

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Underworld Ascendant’s Failures Are Part of The Fun

While I’m familiar with the Ultima’s place in the video game canon, as well as the history of the immersive sim, Underworld Ascendant has not been on my radar. Computer RPGs are…

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Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

A stand-alone expansion to the Dishonored series that picks up right where Dishonored 2 ends, following the story of Billie Lurk as she tries to kill the Outsider for his role in enabling…

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Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Review – Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

With the release of the original Dishonored in 2012, Arkane Studios more or less revitalized popular interest in stealth games. Until that point, most entries in the genre were either…

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Prey Review – Don’t Fear The Reaper

I can still remember my first playthrough of Bioshock. Not just what happened in the game, but my own sense of wonder as I looted every nook and cranny of Rapture.…

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Dishonored 2 Review – An Honorable Stumble

I don’t think I’ll ruffle any feathers by saying Dishonored was a great game. Using elements taken from of the likes of Bioshock, Thief, and Deus Ex, the game told a personal story about one…