Dwarf Fortress' upcoming mouse support, tooltips, and good UI are messing with me

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Dwarf Fortress' upcoming mouse support, tooltips, and good UI are messing with me

Over the past few weeks developer Tarn Adams has been showing off UI improvements for the upcoming graphical Steam version of Dwarf Fortress. In a developer diary from December, above, Adams goes over using a mouse in the new version, something there has been only rudimentary attempts at supporting in the past. There are tooltips. I've been playing Dwarf Fortress for over a decade and the existence of proper tooltips is really, really throwing up some cognitive dissonance in my head. I ask myself Could this truly be Dwarf Fortress? Could this thing with actual user interface, a navigable interface for understanding what's going on in the world, be my beloved game?

Here's a bit more detail about that in-engine Stalker 2 trailer

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Here's a bit more detail about that in-engine Stalker 2 trailer

In a post on the official Xbox blog, GSC Game World has given a bit of description to that in-engine teaser trailer from early January. Stalker 2's protagonist is Skif, whose eyes we see through in the teaser video. That's the character's Stalker name, remember, as Stalkers don't use their real names. (They are criminals, after all.) According to GSC's post, Skif's actions "will shape the new grand chapter in the history of the Zone."

Cyberpunk 2077 staff knew how bad the bugs were before launch, confirms report

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Cyberpunk 2077 staff knew how bad the bugs were before launch, confirms report

Earlier this week, CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwiński once again apologized for the state of Cyberpunk 2077, which has been buggy on PC, and very buggy on last-gen consoles. In that apology, Iwiński suggested that the scope of Cyberpunk 2077's issues was not entirely known before release. We were skeptical of the claim, and in a new report from Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, employees at the studio reject it.

Steam Lunar New Year Sale dates have leaked

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Steam Lunar New Year Sale dates have leaked

Valve rarely announces Steam sale dates in advance, but that's not really a problem for most thrifty videogame shoppers because the dates regularly leak well in advance anyway. I vaguely recall that it used to be a pretty big deal, way back when: A date would slip out from the darkest shadows of the internet, and we'd all huddle around to debate the likelihood of its accuracy, what we might buy, and whose head would roll when the leaker's identity was discovered.

Nicolas Cage's next movie is a blatant Five Nights at Freddy's ripoff

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Nicolas Cage's next movie is a blatant Five Nights at Freddy's ripoff

An official Five Nights at Freddy's film was announced all the way back in 2015, but it hasn't made much progress yet. In 2018, FNAF creator Scott Cawthon said that finding a good screenplay had been a "a real challenge." In fact, he'd completed a script for the project, but then decided he didn't like it, so he scrapped it and started over. In November 2020, however, he said he'd finally come up with something he liked, and that filming would commence in spring 2021.

Hitman 3's Epic Store exclusivity means Hitman 2 levels won't be free after all

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Hitman 3's Epic Store exclusivity means Hitman 2 levels won't be free after all

In August 2020, IO Interactive said ahead of the start of Hitman 3 preorders that players will be able to import their progression and unlocks from Hitman 2, as well as locations from the previous two games, at no extra charge. "We want to make it a seamless process for our PC players to enjoy Hitman 3 on a different PC platform and continue to enjoy the benefits of our World of Assassination," the studio promised.

New shots and details of the Mortal Kombat movie reboot that is 'definitely not gonna get a PG-13 rating'

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New shots and details of the Mortal Kombat movie reboot that is 'definitely not gonna get a PG-13 rating'

The Mortal Kombat reboot movie is due for release April 16 this year, and Entertainment Weekly has the first shots of the film alongside a bunch of plot details. If you're surprised that this particular franchise has reached a point where directors talk solemnly about the lore and gore, you're not alone. "Blood represents a connection," says director Simon McQuoid. "Blood represents who we are. Without getting too overcomplicated, what we did is use blood executionally."