Indie run-and-gun platformer Fury Unleashed has left Early Access

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Indie run-and-gun platformer Fury Unleashed has left Early Access

Fury Unleashed was formerly known as Badass Hero, a name the developers say they changed "because it was called Badass Hero." It's a permadeath action-platformer that's a bit like Comix Zone in that it's a fourth-wall-eroding story about a character who is aware they're in a comic, but also a bit like Rogue Legacy in that they keep dying and being replaced by a different hero who inherits all their best stuff. It's also a bit like Metal Slug or Contra in that it's a 2D arcade platformer where you have a big gun. If you hate comparisons, this paragraph probably just gave you hives.

Meet John Romero's gangster great-grandma in a new Empire of Sin trailer

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Meet John Romero's gangster great-grandma in a new Empire of Sin trailer

Here's a nice thing. You may know that tactical simulation of 1920s Chicago Empire of Sin features a playable gang boss based on John Romero's real brothel-owning great-grandmother Elvira, because we told you that last year and you were definitely paying attention. Now, to celebrate Mother's Day, Empire of Sin's game director Brenda Romero and also John Romero, who says he is "working on Empire of Sin in a lot of different areas," have made a video about what a badass old lady Elvira Morales was.

Relaxed city builder Before We Leave has a promising early access release

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Relaxed city builder Before We Leave has a promising early access release

Sometimes you want to play a game like Anno, or Settlers, but it's just a bit too much. There's wars and guns and hardcore economic balancing to deal with. Before We Leave feels like the solution to that problem, a city building game where people emerging from long isolation underground rediscover and explore the unfamiliar world outside. As you build you unlock new resource chains and spread to new continents, then entirely new worlds, while contending with resource scarcity, pollution, and hungry space whales. 

Take your commies nuclear in the new Workers & Resources update

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Take your commies nuclear in the new Workers & Resources update

The game with the most absolute bangers in its soundtrack of any city simulator has a new update adding a nuclear power industry to the game. Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic now has a nuclear power industry and all the trappings that go with it. There's uranium mines, which feed into processing plants, which feed into conversion plants, which feed into nuclear fuel plants, and then you can actually put those into a nuclear power plant! It is exactly as complicated as fans of this game—and of detailed simulations in general—might want. The update also includes new higher-voltage power lines and spent fuel dumps for all that new nuclear energy and/or radioactive waste.

Beyond Skyrim project releases a new video on the Roscrea expansion

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Beyond Skyrim project releases a new video on the Roscrea expansion

The ambitious Beyond Skyrim modding project has released a new developer diary highlighting the Roscrea zone, an island to the northeast of Skyrim inhabited by a related precursor people to The Elder Scrolls' Nords. The diary highlights the environs of the rugged, volcanic island and its people. There are vistas of sweeping cliffsides, hidden bays, and steep, forested mountains surrounded by the blue sea. It's really quite pretty. There are also some shots of lovely new furniture they've made and which I would happily own in real life given the chance.

There’s a new, free Thimbleweed Park adventure

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There’s a new, free Thimbleweed Park adventure

Have you always wanted to be an game developer who is also an amateur photojournalist in a funny, surreal small town where someone did a murder? Well, have I got the free game for you. Classic adventure game designer Ron Gilbert has released a free standalone chapter for Thimbleweed Park, his 2017 "wacky x-files murder mystery packed with dad jokes." The short game focuses on Delores, a character from the original game, and takes place a year after the first one. It's free on Steam. 

Here's when Halo 2 on PC unlocks in your time zone

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Here's when Halo 2 on PC unlocks in your time zone

Halo 2: Anniversary, the next part of The Master Chief Collection, unlocks on Tuesday, May 12. According to 343 Industries' community manager John Junyszek it will be released during off-peak hours "Due to current bandwidth concerns across the globe", which is fair enough. If you're wondering when it will unlock in your timezone, Junyszek laid it out for me on Twitter: