The original Death Rally is now free on Steam, forever

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The original Death Rally is now free on Steam, forever

Remedy is celebrating its 25th anniversary by making their first game, Death Rally, free forever. It's on Steam as Death Rally (Classic), and it's a somewhat-fondly-remembered top-down death racing game. Boasting "over 20 megs of action-packed animation," in Death Rally you throw bullets down the track at opponents and dodge the ones thrown back at you. It's a noteworthy game because it has a pretty early example of a real progression system—climbing the ladder allows you to get new cars with their own weapons or upgrade your current one.

Here's a new trailer and details about Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

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Here's a new trailer and details about Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

Sega released some new details on the upcoming Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 today, specifically detailing some new info about the game's single-player adventure mode. It's a continuation of the same story from the first game, kind of, with the kind of odd cross-dimensional storyline you've probably come to expect from games like this. Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, the second in the most unexpectedly good series mashup of the past few years, is coming to Steam early next year. 

A Monster's Expedition is a delightfully twee puzzle game

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A Monster's Expedition is a delightfully twee puzzle game

A Monster's Expedition is a new puzzle game where you explore an open, outdoor museum for monsters who want to learn more about human civilization. It's an historical, human, and very cute experience. A Monster's Expedition is the latest from puzzle game designer Draknek and collaborators, billed here as Draknek & Friends. Draknek is behind some of the better puzzle games of the past decade, like Cosmic Express and hit indie puzzler Sokobond

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is delayed to 2021

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Kena: Bridge of Spirits is delayed to 2021

Kena: Bridge of Spirits, the Pixar-esque action-adventure about a young "Spirit Guide" that was revealed during Sony's PlayStation 5 event in June, has been delayed. At the time it was set to be out later this year, but developer Ember Lab said today that working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed development more than it had hoped.

Commander 85 is a weird retro-adventure that looks like WarGames meets Stranger Things

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Commander 85 is a weird retro-adventure that looks like WarGames meets Stranger Things

Remember WarGames, the mid-'80s Matthew Broderick movie about a kid who hacks into the US military's supercomputer and almost touches off World War 3 because he thinks he's playing a videogame? Commander 85 looks a lot like that, but streaked with a few decades of nostalgia rather than the very real fear that young whippersnappers and their newfangled gadgets would be the death of us all.

Hades won't have cross-saves between PC and Switch until after launch

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Hades won't have cross-saves between PC and Switch until after launch

Supergiant Games' roguelike Hades is leaving Early Access pretty soon, but it won't have cross-save compatibility with the Switch version until later this year. In a tweet, Supergiant explained that the feature was originally promised to be ready at launch but the developer hit some unexpected snags. "Rather than postpone our v1.0 launch plans until the feature is complete, we're going to introduce cross-saves in an update later this year, after Hades v1.0 launches this fall," Supergiant said.

Panzer Dragoon: Remake is coming to PC soon

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Panzer Dragoon: Remake is coming to PC soon

Panzer Dragoon: Remake is coming to PC soon, and if that sounds oddly familiar, you might be thinking back to October 2019, when it was expected to arrive on Steam "this winter." I'm not sure what happened after that, but what didn't happen is the launch of the game. It did launch on the Nintendo Switch back in March, though, and today Sega recommitted to upcoming launches on Steam and GOG.