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Have You Played… Frostpunk?

Frostpunk is a very pretty game about trying to build the last city on Earth after an icy global catastrophe. I, like many others, spent about 25% of my time giving orders to build and gather and research, and the other 75% of my time zooming in as far as the camera allowed to watch my miniature hooded citizens trudging through the snow, or clustered morosely about the central generator.

Video: Check Out The Character Types Spotlight For Team Sonic Racing

Team Sonic Racing allows you to choose between three player types — Speed, Technique and Power. You can learn the advantages and weaknesses of each type in the latest trailer for the upcoming racing game, which you can check out in the embedded video below. Team Sonic Racing is set to launch this coming Tuesday, May 21, across multiple platforms, including Nintendo Switch.

This Week In Imports: Team Sonic Races Against Resident Evil Ports

The star this week is Team Sonic Racing, the latest game in the Sumo Digital-developed racing spinoffs. This time, Sonic and his friends are going ahead without their Sega allies for a team-based racing game where all three team members must work together in order to score a high average placement, via various new techniques.

The Detective Pikachu Movie Is #1 At The International Box Office For The Second Weekend In A Row

It has been nothing but success for the Detective Pikachu movie. For the second weekend in a row, the movie has topped the international box office. Detective Pikachu received $53,800,000 from 72 foreign markets, and it has now earned $193,400,000 overseas. Since its launch earlier this month, Detective Pikachu has earned $287,400,000 worldwide.

A Celeste Dev Has Confirmed That There Will Be Some New Story In The Free “Farewell” DLC

Celeste‘s dev team have been spending this year teasing the game’s upcoming DLC. The DLC, which is called “Farewell”, will add a 9th chapter to the game for free and release on multiple platforms, including the Nintendo Switch. Developer Matt Thorson and composer Lena Raine have tweeted more details about the content to come. Not only will the DLC have some story, but it will have a lot of music. The two tweets can be seen down below.

Linux Gaming News Punch – Episode 13, your weekly round-up podcast is right here

Grab a cup of coffee and come listen to some news you may have missed over the last week or so, as the Linux Gaming News Punch - Episode 13 has arrived.

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Have You Played… Frostpunk?

Frostpunk is a very pretty game about trying to build the last city on Earth after an icy global catastrophe. I, like many others, spent about 25% of my time giving orders to build and gather and research, and the other 75% of my time zooming in as far as the camera allowed to watch my miniature hooded citizens trudging through the snow, or clustered morosely about the central generator.

Roadwarden is an upcoming wilderness exploration interactive fiction, with a demo out now

There’s so much appeal to just wandering about in games, which is perhaps what first drew me to Roadwarden. The game’s named for the job title of its protagonist, one of the few people who explore the wilderness in its setting. “They deliver messages, assist merchants, burn human corpses, and, if possible, get rid of beasts and highwaymen,” says the opening description. And there’s a demo available now, so you can see if this is the right career path for you.

Get unlost in Sumatra: Fate Of Yandi

Think you’ve had a rough week at work? Spare a thought for the protagonist of recently released point and click game Sumatra: Fate Of Yandi. You wouldn’t want to be in a game where the title ominously promises to spell out your fate, particularly if it’s premised on being swept away by a landslide and needing to find your way back home through a jungle with little but your wits and whatever you can find around you. Here’s a trailer, showing off the lovely if inhospitable scenery of the area.

Dota 2’s paid “avoid player” possibility is a part of a sample of builders sidelining anti-abuse options

Dota 2‘s International 2019 Battle Pass has plenty of issues. As Matt wrote earlier this month, alongside a waterfall of cosmetics and a special mode, the pass will unlock an in-game assistant that seems to give owners an advantage over those who haven’t forked over at least £7.50/$10. But (as reported by The Verge) the pass is paywalling another key feature – the ability to avoid players.

Screenshot Saturday Sundays: ecological exploration, discreet doorways, and feathered associates

Screenshot Saturday! A day in which we throw prescriptivist definitions of the word “screenshot” out of the window in order to take a peek at what game developers are working on at the mo’. This week: a fight with some sort of whiskered lizard, a mysterious doorway, and some strange birds.

2020’s Call Of Duty reportedly switches studio mid-development

Development of next year’s entry in the Call Of Duty franchise seems to have gone through a significant shift this week, as reported by Jason Schreier at Kotaku. Apparently, publishers Activision have changed the studios working on the game, moving it from Raven and Sledgehammer to Black Ops developers Treyarch, who will be working to release Black Ops 5 a year earlier than expected.