Type Dreams is a laudanum-fuelled Victorian typing game

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Type Dreams is a laudanum-fuelled Victorian typing game

A Victorian typing game was not what I would have predicted as the next game from Cart Life developer Richard Hofmeier. Cart Life, which Hofmeier removed from Steam and made open source, is a minimalist simulation that charts the bleak lives of three street vendors trapped in poverty. It's quietly brutal, juxtaposing the mundane with a constant supply of tiny tragedies. Type Dreams is very much not like this at all. 

Time to speculate about Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines 2's clans

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Time to speculate about Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines 2's clans

Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines makes you pick a vampire clan, this game-defining choice, before they've even introduced themselves, but its sequel promises to give you a bit more time to make this huge decision. Bloodlines 2 will let you pick from five clans, but at the start, you're just a fledgling thin-blood vampire without any mates.

Devil May Cry 5 update adds Bloody Palace

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Devil May Cry 5 update adds Bloody Palace

In a rare bit of useful, actual games news on this April Fools' Day, Capcom has added Bloody Palace mode to Devil May Cry 5. In case you were worried Capcom was somehow staging a double-bluff April Fools' gag and it wasn't really in the game yet, PC Gamer's Tom Senior is actually playing it in the office right now, so it's real.

Assassin's Creed 3 has been removed from Steam and Uplay

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Assassin's Creed 3 has been removed from Steam and Uplay

Search for Assassin's Creed 3 on the Uplay store and you'll only see the new remaster. The same is true on Steam but the original version's store page still exists. However, the purchase button has been removed and this text has been added: "Notice: At the request of the publisher, Assassin’s Creed® III is no longer available for sale on Steam." If you already own the game on either service you should still be able to download and play it. (I tested it on Uplay today and it worked fine.)

Epic Games respond to claim of stolen Fortnite character skin

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Epic Games respond to claim of stolen Fortnite character skin

Taro is a new Fortnite skin added to the game's store on November 14. Yesterday an artist named Ruby Ramirez wrote a post on Facebook showing Taro side by side with a character design uploaded to DeviantArt more than two months earlier. The similarity between the two is striking. The horned mask, the belt, the hair, the shoulderpads, even the overall color scheme resemble each other.