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Promising medieval citybuilder Manor Lords shows off its Total War-style combat

The developer behind promising PC medieval citybuilder Manor Lords has shown off the game’s Total War-style combat. The video, below, showcases a raft of battle features, including how you’re able to issue equipment such as head and body protection, formation dragging, and a charge impact system. A raft of factors play into a battle, including […]

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Microsoft announces new February games coming to Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft has announced new games coming to Xbox Game Pass during the remainder of February. On 18th February, Bandai Namco’s action role-playing game Code Vein hits Xbox Game Pass for PC. Also out on that day is Obsidian’s RPG Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire – Ultimate Edition on console and the cloud, and Bugbear’s car […]

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Astrologaster review – an Elizabethan comedy for the ages

I’ve been shouting about Astrologaster since 2019, when a build appeared in my inbox one day, and yet I still don’t know exactly how to classify it. I’m loathe to call it a visual novel even if, mechanically speaking, the shoe fits – you mostly listen to conversations between two people, and make a few […]

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Evil Genius 2: World Domination feels like a thing of breezy charm

After a morning with Evil Genius 2, I’ve discovered that if I have an evil genius for anything, it’s not economics. I keep crashing my evil economy. I should be sitting in my desert island stronghold enjoying the sight of my minions bringing gold into my vault. Instead I’m deep in construction – tunnels in […]

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Predator: Hunting Grounds gets the Valkyrie Predator, custom private matches and Big Head mode

Predator: Hunting Grounds gets a significant update today, as well as the new Valkyrie Predator premium DLC. The Valkyrie Predator carries a two-handed Norse hammer that deals close-range damage. Its secondary attack is an overhead swing, developer Illfonic revealed in a post on the PlayStation blog. There’s a lore explanation for this Valkyrie Predator. Let […]

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Civilization 6’s next update lets you learn to live with those pesky barbarians

In Civilization 6, barbarians are a pretty simple obstacle to understand: kill or be killed. In the game’s next update, the barbarians are getting a complete overhaul that makes them more than just empty-headed gold pinatas. In the video below, developer Firaxis goes into detail on how it all works. The February update, set for […]