Shadow Tactics is free on Epic today

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Shadow Tactics is free on Epic today

The latest in Epic's free games of Christmas giveaway is Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. This is the top-down Edo-period stealth game by Mimimi that was so successful in replicating the Commandos/Desperados formula that its developers were hired to develop Desperados 3. 

Jungle survival sim Green Hell now has multi-story mud huts, co-op soon

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Jungle survival sim Green Hell now has multi-story mud huts, co-op soon

Green Hell, the amazonian survival game that made Christopher Livingston so mad he punched an armadillo, now has mud huts with two, even three stories. Remarkable, I know. The Expanded Shelters update brings the ability to make your mud and bamboo buildings into multi-story wonders with new doors, walls, ladders and ceilings. Just imagine the possibilities: A sprawling mud mansion, a clay castle, a veritable Versailles of molded muck, a manor in the mire, perhaps even several châteaux of sprawling, stately sludge.

Fire Emblem creator releases new tactics RPG Vestaria Saga on Steam

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Fire Emblem creator releases new tactics RPG Vestaria Saga on Steam

Tactics JRPG Vestaria Saga I: War of the Scions has just released on Steam, marking the first new game from Fire Emblem creator Shouzo Kaga in a decade. It’s a basic-looking game, but has been praised by fans for its sprawling, complicated maps with multiple interlocking events based on your tactical decisions and placement of characters. Sprawling maps are something that many fans feel Fire Emblem games lacked after Kaga’s departure from developer Intelligent Systems in 1999. Kaga continued to develop games until 2005 before taking a decade hiatus from the industry. 

With kinetic gun-fu and tense thrills, Trepang2 is an indie FEAR

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With kinetic gun-fu and tense thrills, Trepang2 is an indie FEAR

There have been a lot of attempts to recreate the FEAR games over the years, with varying success. With a recently released demo on Steam, Trepang2 is one of the more promising that I’ve played. The fairly short demo, and accompanying horde mode, is a gory blast from the FPS past in how it mixes slides, melee, and bullet time into a furiously fast thrill ride. It even has a creepy thriller aspect, to boot, making its influences all the more apparent. 

RetroArch update adds a screen reader to emulated games using AI

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RetroArch update adds a screen reader to emulated games using AI

RetroArch is an incredibly popular application that can run classic games using "cores"—plug-ins that add emulators for many different platforms. It allows people to play games for countless platforms all in one place, and now, people who are blind or visually impaired can give it a spin, too.