Surreal exploration game Ramiwo releases this week

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Surreal exploration game Ramiwo releases this week

Are you prepared to, as the developers of Ramiwo ask, provide heavy stimulation to your frontal cortex? Grant your brain some sweetmeats? I am ready for this, as surrealist, psychedelic exploration game Ramiwo releases on February 19th. This seems like one for those who simply enjoy finding the niches, nooks, and vistas of digital environments. It’s a strange-looking game about exploring a cubic network of interlinked worlds, finding the portals between them, and mapping out their strangeness. It’s also about whatever is going on here:

Silent Hill 2 Enhanced Edition updates, with fixes to shadows, effects, and more

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Silent Hill 2 Enhanced Edition updates, with fixes to shadows, effects, and more

The Silent Hill 2 Enhanced Edition is an ongoing project aiming to modify the PC port of Silent Hill 2 with various improvements—some fixing issues that were present in the original console release and others that are specific to the port. This latest update video shows off progress in soft shadows, self shadows, restored post-processing effects, controller support (it should actually rumble like a heartbeat now, like it's supposed to), and plenty more.

Oregon's rework in Rainbow Six Siege Void Edge is a lot to take in

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Oregon's rework in Rainbow Six Siege Void Edge is a lot to take in

I was surprised to hear that Oregon would be Rainbow Six Siege's first map rework of 2020. It's a launch map that's somewhat iconic in the community, so I assumed it was untouchable. Turns out it's very touchable—so much so that Oregon's rework feels like a different map entirely.

Katana Zero’s free DLC will be three times larger than expected

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Katana Zero’s free DLC will be three times larger than expected

When last we checked in with Katana Zero, last year, they’d just added a crucial update where you can pet the cat. That is good. What followed was a pretty quiet period from askiisoft, developers of Katana Zero, as they worked on another game. They’ve just taken to their Twitter to say that the game’s expansion DLC is still on track and will still be free, it’s just taken longer than expected because it’s three times the size it was originally planned to be. This is, frankly, good because Katana Zero was good and I want as many more hours of it as they are willing to make for me. 

French Revolution strategy RPG Banner of the Maid is now in English

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French Revolution strategy RPG Banner of the Maid is now in English

Here's a weird one for you, fellow tactics and history nerds: Strange, glorious strategy RPG Banner of the Maid is now available localized into English on Steam. Banner of the Maid is a mix of turn-based strategy and JRPG, like Final Fantasy Tactics or Fire Emblem, but it’s set during a fantasy alternate history French Revolution, having players take the role of “young officer” Pauline Bonaparte, who is… some kind of alternate history lady Napoleon, I guess? The game has been available on Steam in Chinese for about a year, and seems to have done pretty well on the Chinese market. Azure Flame Studio is a Chinese indie team, and have localized the game with the help of English-speaking beta testers, according to their announcement. The full game, and the DLC, are localized to English. The update that adds English also adds a new, easier Story Mode “for players who focus on the story rather than the combat.”

Metro Exodus makes its way to Steam at 40% off

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Metro Exodus makes its way to Steam at 40% off

Feeling a deep-seated need to leave the Moscow metro and venture beyond, to the horrid nuclear wastes and terrible mutant creatures of eastern Russia? Good news, because Metro Exodus, the third in the long-running series, has come to Steam. It’s also currently priced at 40%, just $24, or a pretty sweet $50 for the entire franchise pack including Metro 2033 Redux, Metro: Last Light Redux, Metro Exodus, and the Metro Exodus expansions.  

The biggest PC gaming stories of the week

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The biggest PC gaming stories of the week

Happy Valentine's Day! This evening, why not get cozy with the special person in your life and do something incredibly romantic, like read the top PC gaming news stories of the week to each other. It'll be sexy as hell. Trust me.