Tuesday, July 5

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Gaming

Time For Another Moebius-Looking Video Game For PC, Called XTAL

Image: XTALThe brilliant French artist Jean “Moebius” Giraud had one of the most recognisable art styles around, and while his works have inspired video games for decades—including the ones he worked on directly—few have been able to truly look like one of his illustrations come to life.We got one last year though, with the excellent Sable, and now we’re getting another one called XTAL (You could also count Pixeljunk Raiders if you’re feeling generous). With a name that might have you thinking of a classic Aphex Twin track, XTAL is billed by its developers as “a stylish mix of action and exploration with a fast combat system that combines TPS, Hack ‘n’ Slash and Bullet Hell elements with a vibrant art style inspired by French Comics”.(Yes, I know Moebius isn’t the only artist with a “Frenc...
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Steam Breakout V Rising Is A Great Vampire-Themed Survival RPG

Image: Stunlock StudiosI have complicated feelings about the modern vampire story. Violence is cheap. Tasty humans are plentiful. And skyscrapers provide ample shelter from the sun. The sanctity of human life doesn’t mean much to creatures that will kill people over a simple meal. It can feel powerful to be so far removed from the life-or-death considerations of mere mortals, but such settings can also feel deeply alienating. Thankfully, the new survival game V Rising resolves my main gripe with properties like Vampire: The Masquerade– that the creatures of the night, the so-called underdogs, are too powerful. In order to be an oppressed minority, the player must struggle, and in V Rising, you most certainly do. The base-building survival game does not hold back in trying to kill you via e...
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Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order 2, Jedi Survivor, Out In 2023

Screenshot: Respawn / EA / Lucasfilm / KotakuStar Wars Jedi: Survivor, the highly-anticipated sequel to 2019's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was finally revealed today via a new teaser trailer during Star Wars Celebration. It will be released in 2023 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. While we knew a sequel was in the works, this is the first time EA and Lucasfilm have confirmed the rumored name, which leaked earlier this year. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is the follow-up to Respawn’s 2019 third-person action-adventure Star Wars game, Fallen Order. Like that game, this new sequel stars Cal Kestis, a former Jedi who is on the run from the Empire alongside a ragtag group of misfits and outsiders. Y’know, classic Star Wars stuff. The newly announced sequel is being led once again by former God of ...