Nuts launch date trailer introduces a big mystery: Why do these squirrels have TNT?

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Nuts launch date trailer introduces a big mystery: Why do these squirrels have TNT?

My dad spent a not-inconsiderable number of hours waging war against the local squirrel population over control of his bird feeders. He fought bravely, and resolutely, and ultimately he lost: After an incident involving an angry squirrel who got loose in the back of his truck, he decided the whole thing wasn't worth the hassle. Detente was achieved: The squirrels were permitted to go about their business more or less unmolested, and somehow life went on pretty much as it always had.

Ninja Theory's upcoming game takes place in an absurdly photorealistic apartment

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Ninja Theory's upcoming game takes place in an absurdly photorealistic apartment

It's been nearly a year since Hellblade developers Ninja Theory announced Project: Mara, a psychological horror game set in a single location featuring a single character. Much of that time was spent meticulously and thoroughly creating a physical location as a digital space: One fairly large city apartment. They've taken extreme measures to create it. From ultra-close photography of surfaces to a LIDAR scan of the entire apartment, Ninja Theory's artists have built procedural tools to create the apartment's materials and space in photorealistic detail. 

This free puzzler is a clever twist on the Minesweeper formula

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This free puzzler is a clever twist on the Minesweeper formula

A nice little puzzle game called Hexceed launched last week to little fanfare, and it's quite good. It's a Minesweeper-esque game designed to flex your critical thinking, logic, and spatial reasoning skills. It's also completely free for the first five worlds—that's 472 levels by my count. There's an optional buy-in that adds a bonus thousand levels to clear. Between all that and the relaxed soundtrack of chill beats, Hexceed is a great entry in the genre of relaxing puzzle games.

Here's a mind-blowing Terraria map of an Evangelion holding a battleship

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Here's a mind-blowing Terraria map of an Evangelion holding a battleship

Sometimes people take the creative tools offered by games and push them to the extreme, using them as an artist's palette to do really impressive things. That's the case here, in a custom-made Terraria map crossover with Neon Genesis Evangelion that absolutely blows me away. They took their original image and doctored it a bit to fit the theme, giving you this particularly apocalyptic-looking homage to Evangelion:

Hydroneer's new Power and Logic update adds complex customization options

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Hydroneer's new Power and Logic update adds complex customization options

We've not taken a look at mining sandbox Hydroneer since its launch last year, but its come a long way since then. Update 1.6 released a few days ago, adding Logic and Power systems as toys in your sandbox, and a new store in town, Hobson's Powerworks, has an array of items for powering up and running your mining operation. Power comes through big red conduits, while logic comes through large bundles of cabling.