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Crusader Kings 3’s next update will let you torture people with your awful poetry

Beautiful, awful randomly generated poetry is coming to Medieval grand strategy game Crusader Kings 3 as part of its next update, and players will even be able to torture enemies into submission with the very worst of their verse. Expanding substantially on Crusader Kings 2’s Poet trait, Crusader Kings 3’s attempt will bring reworked stats, […]

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Maquette review – ingenious but unfocused recursive puzzling

Superliminal meets The Unfinished Swan in an admirable debut effort from Graceful Decay, that’s best when it sticks to the ingenous premise. There’s an acute kind of horror to being very, very small. A lot of it’s in the timing, I think: the time it takes just to get anywhere is so long, so monotonous […]

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GPD Win Max review: the world’s best tiny gaming laptop

I’ve been lucky enough to test out a bunch of weird and wonderful tech, but I don’t always get a chance to share my discoveries in a full review or roundup. That’s why this column exists, to highlight bits of tech that might not fit elsewhere but nonetheless deserve a mention. Enjoy! 2020 was a […]

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Someone should make a game about: Frasier

For years I’ve been dreaming of a Left 4 Dead mod that features the cast of Frasier. Trapped between safe houses in an abandoned hospital, Niles caves someone’s head in with a hardback copy of the ICD-9 codes, as Marty jams a door shut with his walking stick. Daphne – who’s a little bit psychic […]

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Microsoft shows Pokémon Go HoloLens demo

Microsoft has shown a Pokémon Go tech demo in which the mobile pocket monster phenomenon is playable via the company’s Hololens headset. A video of the demonstration, labelled as “proof of concept” and “not for consumer use”, was part of a presentation detailing Microsoft Mesh, the company’s new mixed reality platform (thanks, The Verge). Introduced […]

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Ex-Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 studio suffers lay-offs

The former developer of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has confirmed this week’s layoffs, but said it would continue to operate and was developing multiple unannounced projects. In a statement issued to RPS, a spokesperson for Hardsuit Labs stated that redundancies had affected “a small number of individuals”, though a specific number of people […]

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Fresh footage of Tencents’ Pokémon Unite surfaces as closed beta gets underway

Pokémon Unite – the new free-to-play MOBA from Tencent’s TiMi Studios, which was also responsible for Activision’s Call of Duty Mobile – has just launched its closed beta in Canada, and a heap of new details and footage have emerged as a result. Originally announced last summer, Pokémon Unite pits two squads of five players […]