Cannibal Cuisine is Overcooked with human flesh

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Cannibal Cuisine is Overcooked with human flesh

The Overcooked games are great, especially if you enjoy being yelled at by your friends and loved ones because there are few things more stressful than running a restaurant kitchen together. Indie studio Rocket Vulture have a new game coming to Steam that looks like it hits all the same buttons as Overcooked, only it's called Cannibal Cuisine and instead of making burritos and soup you have to murder tourists to feed them to a god called "Hoochooboo". Also you have "voodoo powers" like the ability to breathe fire, or dash.

Counterinsurgency game Rebel Inc now has a campaign mode

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Counterinsurgency game Rebel Inc now has a campaign mode

Rebel Inc: Escalation's newest update introduces a campaign mode, shifting the game's focus from single playable scenarios to an interconnected campaign. The new campaigns add an adapting insurgency and new tactics for the counterinsurgents as you progress from region to region. For example, they might learn to ford rivers, which if you have played the game is a terrifying prospect. There are also new narrative  events, like economic downturns or coups, which can affect multiple regions rather than just one. 

Doom Eternal is getting super-demons that murdered other players

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Doom Eternal is getting super-demons that murdered other players

In a move which is hilarious to me, id Software is adding a feature to Doom Eternal in the upcoming Update 1: Empowered Demons. When another player dies during the game, the demon that killed them can now be made stronger and transported into your game. It's another piece in the strategic-tactical puzzles that make up Doom Eternal's combat arenas, and can add some variance to the experience for those who get their thrills from blasting through the campaign mode multiple time.

Age of Empires 2 is quietly having an incredible year

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Age of Empires 2 is quietly having an incredible year

Nearly 21 years after release, Age of Empires 2 could well be having its best year ever. Since its HD re-release in 2013 the game has had a steady growth in average player count, but with the release of Age of Empires 2: Definitive edition last year and COVID-19 lockdowns inflating player counts across the industry,  Age of Empires 2 is boasting totals that beat some very big-name games. It’s now by far Steam’s most popular RTS, with both the Definitive Edition and the 2013 HD Edition having higher player counts than closest competitor Company of Heroes 2. This year's big tournament boasted the largest Age of Empires 1v1 prize pool since 2002.

Here's a look at Dwarf Fortress' new world maps

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Here's a look at Dwarf Fortress' new world maps

Dwarf Fortress, the father game to every survival strategy or colony building or base building game you've ever played, is looking prettier and prettier as it builds for a graphical release on Steam. (Previously, the game has only had ASCII characters for graphics.) Creator Tarn Adams has shared the look of Dwarf Fortress' new world maps, one of the game's greatest features, in a development update.  Where previously Dwarf Fortress worlds were hard to parse unless you were a professional at the game, they're now obviously maps rather than assortments of ASCII characters—and quite nice looking to boot. Here's an old medium-sized world map, then the same map in the new style.

The biggest PC gaming stories this week

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The biggest PC gaming stories this week

It is officially allergy season in the part of North America I'm sitting in, and though you might think that itchy, swollen eyes would make you a better Valorant player, they do not. That's why I mostly ducked out of competitive games this week and went back to playing Control in the hopes that squinting through pollen tears makes ray tracing look even better.

Celebrate VE Day by smashing Berlin again in the 100-player WW2 FPS Enlisted

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Celebrate VE Day by smashing Berlin again in the 100-player WW2 FPS Enlisted

May 8 is VE Day, the day the Allies officially accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany in the Second World War. It was a pretty big deal, and so to give it a nod in a videogame context Gaijin Entertainment is holding a weekend-long open alpha test of Enlisted, the 100-player squad-based FPS built around some of the most famous battles of the war.

Apex Legends' new quests will feature PvE battles and a hunt for lost artifacts

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Apex Legends' new quests will feature PvE battles and a hunt for lost artifacts

Electronic Arts has previously revealed that "quests" will be coming to Apex Legends in its fifth season, Fortune's Favor, although it hasn't been entirely forthcoming about how they'll actually work. Today that changed, with the release of a new gameplay trailer for season 5, and more importantly a breakdown of the first quest, a search for a mysterious artifact called The Broken Ghost.

Online Town is like a Zoom meeting set inside a JRPG scene

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Online Town is like a Zoom meeting set inside a JRPG scene

The thing I miss most about pre-pandemic life is hovering at the edge of conversations, waiting for a moment to crack the perfect one-liner only to surprise and deter everyone involved from ever wanting to talk to me again as I slowly slink away and pretend to text near the snack table. Big sigh.