Failbetter's working on two new games, and one's a Fallen London prequel

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Failbetter's working on two new games, and one's a Fallen London prequel

Failbetter Games today announced it is working on two new projects, one of which is a prequel to the studio's Fallen London universe. Mask of the Rose is a visual novel, though that descriptor perhaps risks pigeonholing expectations a little. You could fairly describe Fallen London as a text adventure, after all, but it's so cleverly executed that it feels like a disservice.

The RTX 3060 Ti will go on sale at 6am PT, here's where to buy one

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The RTX 3060 Ti will go on sale at 6am PT, here's where to buy one

Today marks the arrival of the Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti, the penultimate graphics card launch of the year. Nvidia's own RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition and third-party graphics cards from Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, and the rest of the green team's partners will go on sale at 6am PT (9am ET / 2pm UK)—make sure you're ready to go as we don't expect these cards to stick around for long.

Over 15 million Fortnite players crammed Battle Buses into Galactus's gob

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Over 15 million Fortnite players crammed Battle Buses into Galactus's gob

Since the start of season 4 Marvel super-villain Galactus has been looming over Fortnite's island, and last night he arrived. The event was another demonstration of Epic's commitment to the spectacular: shortly after 9pm BST, players stood on the SHIELD Helicarrier watching the super-villain's approach, before being launched into a short on-rails sequence starring various Avengers, listening to some AC/DC, and then jamming an exploding Battle Bus into the baddy's gob.

Get a spooky PS1-inspired horror game every day with this digital advent calendar

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Get a spooky PS1-inspired horror game every day with this digital advent calendar

The year 2020 has seen a lot of devs revisiting the harsh polygonal PlayStation 1 aesthetic: February brought us this Haunted PS1 Demo Disc, and there have been several PS1-themed games in the brilliant Dread X Collections. Horror and early 3D graphics are a perfect marriage: the nauseating texture warping, the gritty geometry, and the overall lack of modern-day detail lend themselves well to discomforting horror vignettes.

Halo community manager says battle royale rumor is 'unfounded'

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Halo community manager says battle royale rumor is 'unfounded'

A rumor resurfaced yesterday claiming that, despite 343 Industries' professed lack of interest, Halo Infinite will in fact get a battle royale mode, free for all players, in 2021. The tweet that got the ball rolling was actually posted in October, and was based on a Reddit post, also from October, saying that "343 has wanted to make this BR unlike any to come before and there are some BIG and I mean BIG plans for this."