The Crusader Kings 3 AI kept trying to seduce female player characters and had to be nerfed

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The Crusader Kings 3 AI kept trying to seduce female player characters and had to be nerfed

Seduction is a well-known, expansive diplomacy mechanic in Crusader Kings, which allows you to grow your dynasty by producing and legitimising bastard children, making your way into other courts or simply to help your future spouse have a better opinion of you. You can seduce a number of characters, including a rose bush, and start a lot of court drama this way. Men seducing female rulers can also gain prestige, and yes, the sound you can hear if you open your window anywhere in the world right now is that of me sighing.

Control Ultimate Edition and more up to 90% off in The Humble Store End of Summer Sale

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Control Ultimate Edition and more up to 90% off in The Humble Store End of Summer Sale

When it comes to big game releases, September is right on the edge of the busy season—ideal to get a few games in you've been meaning to play for ages, swear to God. The Humble End of Summer Sale is here to help and offers some good deals on perpetual favourites. At 20 percent off, this is the first sale of the Control Ultimate Edition for PC, consisting of Control and its two DLCs, less than a week after release. But there's a lot more worth checking—if Wasteland 3 looks good but you want to know what the series is all about, you can grab Wasteland 2 for 70 percent off or even the classic Wasteland all the way from 1988. Or maybe at 40 percent off it's time to find out if Puyo Puyo Tetris is really the superior Tetris before the sequel releases. 

12 Minutes is a top-down timeloop thriller featuring a Hollywood all-star cast

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12 Minutes is a top-down timeloop thriller featuring a Hollywood all-star cast

First revealed back during E3 in June, Annapurna Interactive released some more info on narrative point and click thriller 12 Minutes as part of Gamescom. From the short new trailer we already know the small cast of people doomed to meet each other over and over again consists of none other than James McAvoy (X-Men, His Dark Materials), Daisy Ridley (Star Wars, Muder on the Orient Express) and Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse, Spider-Man).

Ghostrunner gets a new teaser, beta registration now open

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Ghostrunner gets a new teaser, beta registration now open

As part of Gamescom's Awesome Indies showcase, Ghostrunner got a new teaser this weekend. It briefly shows off its neon-soaked city and some of the first-person wall-running and people-slicing gameplay to some good good beats. This is the first look at the game since back June, when we got both the demo and extensive looks at the game in action at the Future Games Show and IGN's Summer of Gaming event.

Madden NFL 21 has one of the lowest user scores on Metacritic

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Madden NFL 21 has one of the lowest user scores on Metacritic

EA's latest iteration of the Madden NFL series was released on August 28, with the PC version available on Steam as well as Origin as part of EA's new partnership with Valve. User reviews on Steam are currently sitting on a rating of 'Mixed' and on Metacritic they're even worse. The PC version has a user score of 1.2 at the time of writing, with PS4 enjoying a score of 0.4. That's even lower than Warcraft 3: Reforged's record low of 0.5.