Boomerang X’s demo offers Devil Daggers-style delights with a sense of progress

Devil Daggers, naming it our game of the year back when, but one of the most common criticisms from the “not for me” crowd was that it lacks a sense of progress.

Try Boomberang X, then. It’s a first-person arena shooter with escalating waves of greebly enemies and a focus on a single weapon, but you unlock new abilities and move to new areas in between fights. There’s a demo available now.

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Genshin Impact’s 1.5 update will add player housing inside magical teapots

Genshin Impact since a few weeks after launch, when it entranced me with brightly coloured grass and the ability to climb tall things. Since then the action RPG has added several new regions and new characters to unlock or buy, but nothing to pull me back in.

The next update, 1.5, adds magic teapots though, so maybe this time I’ll return.

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Emily Is Away <3 has made its launch Facenook official today

Emily Is Away <3 has officially launched some more teen drama for you to live through. Like the previous Emily Is Away games, it ferries you back to the days of social media past. It’s Facebook circa 2008 this time, where you’ll navigate the trials and tribulations of your senior year through “Facenook” messenger and wall posts and pokes and playlists and more. It’s an excellent recreation. Is it warm in here or was I actually sweating while talking to my fake friends?

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What’s better: rocket jumping, or fiddling with environmental objects?

NPCs saying your custom name is better than fruits. I hope you enjoy NPCs commenting on your digital scurvy. Alright, here’s a tricky one, a question of mastering an environment by breaking the rules, or having an environment painstakingly planned for your enjoyment. What’s better: rocket jumping, or fiddling with objects?

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Baldur’s Gate 3’s new hotfix makes loaded dice odds be ever in your favor

introduced the Druid class to their early access Baldur’s Gate 3 in February, they also added an optional “loaded dice” feature. It was meant to smooth out the experince for exceptionally lucky and unlucky players. Their latest hotfix makes loaded dice extra loaded by only bending the rules in your favor now. It’s an interesting feature for Larian to continue tweaking, and one that could make Baldur’s Gate 3 feel just a little more like there’s a forgiving human dungeon master behind the screen making sure you’re having fun.

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Wasteland 3’s first story expansion launches in June with new conflicts

Wasteland 3 is launching its first big story expansion in June. Factory hub Steeltown is having some internal conflicts that could shut down the rest of Colorado if someone doesn’t set them straight. That’ll be where you come in to fight some bandit baddies and choose how to shove the town back on course. You can catch a look at the upcoming crisis in the new announcement trailer for The Battle Of Steeltown.

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