Everything changed between Return of the Obra Dinn's demo and launch

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Everything changed between Return of the Obra Dinn's demo and launch

Return of the Obra Dinn, Lucas Pope’s nautical mystery, began as a series of design puzzles. Pope recently discussed the most memorable conundrums that he had to solve on the road to release on the GDC Twitch Channel and Gamasutra, one of the biggest of which was the challenge of scaling up from the 2014 demo. It predated Obra Dinn’s story and only featured four characters whose murders players had to solve. The finished game has 60. 

This $100 Blue Yeti mic comes with Fallout 76 for some reason

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This $100 Blue Yeti mic comes with Fallout 76 for some reason

In the dying embers of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, we've seen a few stranger deals doing the rounds. This one is a little baffling, but kind of neat if you're at the intersection of these interests: you can spend $100 to get both a Blue Microphones Yeti Blackout USB mic, and a copy of Fallout 76 on PC. So you can play Bethesda's somewhat disappointing multiplayer Fallout game, then make a podcast explaining how you feel about it.

The Slitherine Holiday Sale has some stellar strategy discounts

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The Slitherine Holiday Sale has some stellar strategy discounts

Slitherine and Matrix strategy romps don’t shed their price all that often, but this year’s Christmas sale, running until January 13, is a doozy. Around 300 wargames have been reduced, some by 90 percent, allowing you to ignore the impending holidays and, instead, spend all your time fighting wars on hexy maps and in space.