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Saturday, Aug 01, 2020

Disintegration Free Weekend

A free weekend is underway on Steam for Disintegration, providing the chance to sample this recently released Windows first-person shooter with RTS elements (thanks SteamDB via Ant). Word is: "Play Disintegration for free from July 30th to August 3rd! Join its exciting multiplayer across three different modes and discover this unique aerial tactical shooter with real time strategy elements." Here's a bit on the game:
From V1 Interactive, the new 30-person independent development studio founded by Marcus Lehto, the co-creator of Halo, comes Disintegration, a sci-fi first-person shooter combining FPS and real time strategy elements. Set in the near future on Earth, the only hope for human survival is through Integration, a process developed to preserve human brains in robotic armatures. You play as Romer Shoal, a former Gravcycle pilot in command of a small resistance force still grasping onto the fading memories of their human selves. With the domineering Rayonne forces set on eliminating the final remnants of human society, it’s up to Romer and his crew of Outlaws to fight back and reboot humanity. Pilot a variety of weaponized Gravcycles and command your crew on the ground by leveraging a variety of unique unit abilities and mastery of your own personal arsenal to dominate the battle.

In addition to the thrilling single-player campaign, Disintegration features frenetic PvP multiplayer where pilots and their crews compete in three exciting game modes across a variety of maps.

Barony Free Weekend

A free weekend for Barony is also now underway on Steam, allowing you to play this "first-person roguelike RPG with cooperative play" for nothing. This is also on sale for 80% off, but It bears noting that the game is also now one of this week's freebies on the Epic Games Store. Here's a description of the game:
Slay baddies, collect arcane treasures, invoke powerful spells, and tally up your death count on your way to defeating the forces of supernatural evil.

Barony is a love-note to RPG classics like Ultima Underworld, System Shock, & Daggerfall, created by fans of the classics.

//HEX Released

//HEX is now available on Steam, offering a hacking simulator for Windows that allows you to experience the lucrative career of a hacker who bypasses security systems to rob banks. Here's a Teaser Trailer and here's what the heck's going on:
//HEX is a team-based game that requires rapid and concise communication between a hacker and a control to bypass internet security measures, and successfully hack into the most secure banks in the world.

//HEX includes 8 types of hacking puzzles and one type of tracer puzzle with a total of 3 currencies to transfer. As the development of the game advances, 14 different hacking puzzles, 4 different tracer puzzles and 4 different currencies will be added.
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Banners of Ruin Early Access

Banners of Ruin is now available on Steam, offering a deckbuilding game from publisher Goblinz Studio and developer MonteBearo. Here's the Early Access Trailer. Here's what's in the cards for those who play this game:
Build your deck and fight your way through the city of Dawn's Point with card based combat and up to 6 members in your party. Characters loyal to your cause have a set of unique cards and abilities that may augment your deck in powerful, exciting ways. Defeat each of the elite opponents in your path to the city's Guard Captain and cripple the Enders at their core. You and your brethren may fall at this attempt, but there will always be others to carry the torch. House Blackfoot will remember, and they will never relent. Encounter a series of scenarios as you travel through the city which may help you, but at the expense of some moral ground.
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Out of the Blue

Happy birthday MTV, as my old employer first went on the air on this day in 1981 with the perfect debut, Video Killed the Radio Star. That means the channel will turn the big 4-0 next year. I'm hoping this inspires some sort of reunion, as it would be great to see some of my old cohorts again.

Obituary: Bill English, wizard behind the scenes of seminal computer technologies, dies at 91. Thanks Slashdot.

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