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We Are Chicago


We Are Chicago is a game with a message, and it never let me forget it. Developer Culture Shock Games is a studio set on “giving a voice to underrepresented people,” per its founder, Michael Block. Block enlisted a multiracial collection of residents of Chicago’s North and South sides to …

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Sid Meier’s Civilization 6


Few of the friendships in my life have been as enduring as the one I maintain with Civilization games. It began 20 years ago, with the release of Sid Meier’s Civilization 2 and has continued though each and every game since, right up to Civilization 6. Like all good friends, …

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Stardew Valley is finally coming to Mac


Stardew Valley is finally getting Mac and Linux compatibility, developer Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone said on Twitter. The game is set to arrive on both systems next Friday, July 29. Mac and Linux support has been long promised by the one-man development team. Handling these and other ports is Chucklefish, the game's publisher. The cult hit is also slated for a console release, with additional help from Sickhead Games. The PlayStation 4, Wii U and Xbox One versions are due out this winter. Still to come is the game's version 1.1 update, which will add co-op multiplayer support, more languages and other features. There's also Stardew Valley merchandise in the works. Stardew Valley has already found success as a Windows PC-exclusive, launching on Steam this past February after years in...

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Every sport comes down to timing: knowing when to dive for a ball, swing a bat, send a pass, release a jump shot. Videoball is no different. A single Videoball game consists of hundreds of split-second decisions, each of which has the potential to turn the tide of the match. …

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Salt and Sanctuary


At its core, Salt and Sanctuary does something impossible: It borrows the mechanics of another video game franchise without getting lost in derivation. If you can think of an emblematic component of FromSoftware’s punishing action-RPGs — Demon’s Souls, the Dark Souls series and Bloodborne — it’s probably represented somehow in …

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Some of its uniqueness is owed to its strange path to release. Superhot was birthed from a game jam — the 7 Day FPS challenge, in which developers created a first-person shooter in a week. The short project proved so popular that the team took it to Kickstarter, hoping to …

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The player strolls along narrative paths in the first person, gazing at passing tableaux of gorgeous nature, while investigating a mystery parceled out in discrete, bite-sized chapters of the authors’ devising. Inside its confining corridors of cottonwoods and aspens, boulders and ravines, Firewatch delivers a deft story about loneliness and paranoia …

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Street Fighter 5 will support SteamOS and Valve’s Steam Controller


Street Fighter 5 will support Valve's Linux-based operating system, SteamOS, Capcom announced today. The fighting game will also support the Steam Controller, an endeavor that Capcom says it's "working closely with Valve on." Players of the Windows PC version of Street Fighter 5's beta will be able to try out Steam Controller support during this weekend's beta test, which runs Dec. 18-20. Street Fighter 5 is also coming to PlayStation 4 and Windows PC with cross-platform play. Those versions are confirmed for a Feb. 16, 2016 release.

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