Fortnite adds plunger-like sticky grenades

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Fortnite adds plunger-like sticky grenades

Fortnite's latest update adds plunger-like sticky grenades, named Clingers. Used to topple enemies and structures alike in both Battle Royale and Save the World, they look like this:

Escape Doodland looks like a lo-fi Rayman Legends

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Escape Doodland looks like a lo-fi Rayman Legends

Escape Doodland, you may have gathered, is a game about escaping Doodland. More specifically, it's a co-op 2D auto-runner with art straight out of the notebook of a bored art student with too much paper on hand. It's also on Kickstarter, with developer appSide Down asking for $7,838 to bring it to life. At the time of writing, its campaign has raised $1,989 and will run for another 26 days. 

Fortnite confirmed for China, with $15m esports investment

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Fortnite confirmed for China, with $15m esports investment

Following some fairly blatant hints last week, it's now confirmed that Fortnite will launch in China soon – though how soon is still anyone's guess. The publisher is Tencent, of course, and alongside bringing the game to Chinese audiences, the company will also pour a $15 million investment into esports both in China and internationally.

Descent successor Overload officially releasing next month

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Descent successor Overload officially releasing next month

Overload, the 6DOF (six-degrees-of-freedom) shooter from the folks who made Descent, was successfully Kickstarted in March 2016 and hit Steam Early Access in March 2017. Today, developer Revival Productions announced it will officially release on Steam and GOG May 31, and that it will launch with the multiplayer which was originally going to be added on later. 

Stunning sci-fi shooter Beacon launching on Itch.io next week

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Stunning sci-fi shooter Beacon launching on Itch.io next week

Developer Monothetic announced today that Beacon, their top-down sci-fi shooter with permadeath and procedurally generated levels, will launch in 'First Access' on Itch.io on Monday, April 30. First Access, er, access will cost you $20, and anyone who purchases a key will also receive a Steam key when Beacon officially releases. Only 1,000 keys will be available initially, but more may be made available to meet demand.

Help demons come to terms with their crappy jobs in the Doom mod 'Mr. Friendly'

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Help demons come to terms with their crappy jobs in the Doom mod 'Mr. Friendly'

One of my odd little videogame quirks is that I always try to wait for new enemies I encounter to take the first shot. As a child, I had this strange, faint idea that maybe if I didn't shoot, they wouldn't either—that maybe my restraint would lead me down some super-secret path to videogame glory that all the trigger-happy chumps out there (which is to say, everyone but me) were too dumb to figure out.