Nebuchadnezzar channels classic city builders like Pharaoh and Zeus

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Nebuchadnezzar channels classic city builders like Pharaoh and Zeus

Nebuchadnezzar is a historical city builder with a name I hate to type. It was announced recently and will be with us next year, but it wouldn't have looked out of place next to Impressions Games' Pharaoh or Zeus back in the '90s and early '00s. It's a bit of a throwback, and the trailer is giving me the warm and fuzzies. 

Microsoft Japan proves that a four-day work week is better for everyone

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Microsoft Japan proves that a four-day work week is better for everyone

The four-day work week is pretty damn appealing if you happen to work five days a week, but few seem to take the idea very seriously. While the UK Labor Party (currently in opposition) have toyed with the idea of adopting it as official policy, and US Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has "looked at" the idea, the four-day work week feels like one of those pipe dreams that won't materialise any time soon.

Devolver Digital co-founder: If games are like drugs, 'let's offer people psychedelics'

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Devolver Digital co-founder: If games are like drugs, 'let's offer people psychedelics'

Are videogames addictive? There's been a lot of talk on that topic in recent years. The World Health Organization seems to think they are, plenty of others have doubts. Devolver Digital cofounder Mike Wilson isn't sure, but he doesn't dismiss the idea out of hand: He said during the recent Reboot Developer Red conference (via GamesIndustry) that game makers are essentially the digital equivalent of drug companies (and dealers), and that they need to handle that role responsibly. 

The Witcher showrunner already has seven seasons mapped out

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The Witcher showrunner already has seven seasons mapped out

The Witcher series on Netflix is still more than a month away, so obviously we can't say yet whether it will be any good—or, maybe more accurately, whether it will be a hit with people looking to fill the low-fantasy-shaped holes in their lives. The good news is that if it is, there's lots more to come, as showrunner Lauren Hissrich told SFX magazine (via GamesRadar) that she's already mapped out stories for seven seasons.

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan says leaks are 'extremely demoralizing'

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Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan says leaks are 'extremely demoralizing'

One of the big reveals at BlizzCon 2019 was Overwatch 2, a sequel that's really more of an expansion, which was also one of the worst-kept secrets leading into the show. Kotaku reported in June that a StarCraft shooter (which probably would've been very cool) has been canceled in part so that resources could be dedicated to Overwatch 2 instead, and more concrete leaks floated to the surface closer to the BlizzCon event.