Human Resource Machine & Octodad

After a pretty light week for the Wii U last week, we’re finally seeing some interesting games pop up on the Wii U eShop. This week we have Human Resource Machine, a puzzler from the same team that brought you World of Goo and Little Inferno. Octodad is also releasing this week, which features zany physics that you have to manipulate to solve mundane problems like putting a tie on yourself. Either way, both of those should be checked out if you like puzzle games. Tri Force Heroes is also ...
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Ominous new teaser announces Outlast 2 officially

Just as foreshadowed yesterday, Red Barrels Games has lifted the veil on Outlast 2, "a new twisted journey into the depths of the human mind and its dark secrets." The studio hasn't said much about what its new survival-horror game will entail, but we've got a creepy teaser trailer to look at and a launch target of fall 2016 to scrawl over a quarter of the diary. The description of the video on YouTube hints at the sort of moral ambiguity that usually means that no matter what happens, you'...
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The strange tale of a Cities: Skylines town with only one house

Surreal estate In Cities: Skylines (read our review here), you can follow around the various NPCs who move into your city. However, when there's tens of thousands of citizens, and you're swamped with the tasks related to building and managing a metropolis, it can be hard to keep tabs on a single person's life for very long, and difficult to find them again later. I thought I'd fix this problem by creating a city in which only a single home could be built. Then I'd see who moved in and ...
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GTA Online players to be hunted by The Slasher as part of Halloween Surprise

Rockstar has kicked off the GTA Online "Halloween Surprise" event, offering time-limited access to a pair of new vehicles, new masks and face paints, and a new Adversary mode that challenges players to survive the nighttime predations of The Slasher—or, perhaps, to do some slashing of your own. The Lurcher Hearse and the Franken Stage are a pair of mean machines that make up in seasonal style what they lack in commuting practicality, and come along with 20 "ghoulish" new Bobbleheads that ...
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Ark: Survival Evolved adds skelesaurs and zombie dodos for its Halloween event

Every game under the sun, and quite a few of them over it, is getting Halloween-themed #content at the moment—but which to write about? Obviously any game featuringskeletal dinosaurs is going to get coverage, which admittedly is limited to Ark: Survival Evolved at present. The prehistoric survival game has been stuffed with yer traditional pumpkins and bats, yer slightly less traditional giant spiders, and with zombie dodos, a giant fire-breathing DodoRex, the aforementioned skelesaurs and m...
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