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Friday, Jul 01, 2022 Happy Canada Day, Eh?

July's Games With Prime Free Games

Amazon's Prime Gaming Hub now features July's Games With Prime giveaways. As usual, this includes add-on content for a variety of games as well as some full games. These goodies are free to keep with anyone with an Amazon Prime account. Here are the four new games:

  • Maniac Mansion
  • Suzerain
  • Fishing: North Atlantic
  • Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark

FireSquad Released

FireSquad is now available for Windows on Steam, offering a strategy take on the fire-fighting setting. Here's a trailer showing how you control a squad of first responders to clear victims from a burning building. Here's more on what to expect:
FireSquad is a strategy game about firefighting.
You control a group of 4 firefighters whose job is to rescue people from burning buildings.

Gameplay

  • Control the spread of the fire, make sure it does not reach critical spots,
  • Clear the way to the entrance so that the firefighters can bring survivors to safety.
  • Be prepared to adapt your strategy when the fire spreads

My Universe - Green Adventure - Farmers Friends

My Universe - Green Adventure - Farmers Friends has sprung up, offering a farming game with an eco-friendly flair. This is available for Windows and macOS on Steam as well as for PlayStation 4 and Switch. Check out the Launch Trailer for a look at gameplay, and read on to see if this is worth your green:
Prepare your dungarees and wellington boots! You've just inherited an old family farm and it's high time you gave it a new lease of life. Vegetables, fruits, flowers, it's up to you to find the best way to grow your crops in line with nature. Watch your farm grow as you have fun! Care for your animals and make sure they're in good health so that they provide you with the very best organic produce.
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Blood: Fresh Supply Collector's Edition

Limited Run Games announces it is now accepting preorders for Blood: Fresh Supply Collector's Edition, a physical edition of Nightdive's remake of Blood, Monolith's 1997 first-person shooter. This contains several physical bonuses to justify its $149.99 price-tag, including a Caleb statue. It's exciting to see a physical release for a PC game, though Limited Run may find this has a limited audience, since its for a remake first released three years ago. Here's what the package includes:
Available now for pre-order, this very special and limited physical Collector’s Edition of Blood: Fresh Supply treats players to a bloody assortment of tangible goodies, such as a physical copy of the game for PC, a tombstone USB drive, a Caleb action figure, and a “blood” filled liquid mousepad! The full contents of the Blood: Fresh Supply Collector’s Edition is as follows:

  • Physical Copy of Blood: Fresh Supply for PC
  • Blood: Fresh Supply USB Drive- With Game Included
  • 10X8 Blood: Fresh Supply Art Print
  • Caleb Figure
  • Liquid Filled Mouse Pad
  • "Big Box" PC Stickers
  • KeychainBlood: Fresh Supply Pins
  • Sticker Sheet

Into the Black

Last Link of the Day: xkcd: The Universe by Scientific Field.

Obituary: Joe Turkel Dead: 'The Shining' Bartender Was 94. Dr. Eldon Tyrell.

F1 22 Races Out

Drivers, start your engines! EA SPORTS announces that F1 22 has taken the green flag, and the latest installment in the Formula One racing series is available for Windows via Origin and Steam as well as for PlayStation and Xbox. Word is: "This year’s game includes new revolutionary cars designed for closer and more exciting racing, substantial regulation changes with the inclusion of F1® Sprint, the introduction of the Miami International Autodrome, and circuit updates to Spain, Australia, and Abu Dhabi." A new trailer called 16 Miles with Charles Leclerc helps introduce the game in a drive around Miami with its brand ambassador. Here's more:
F1® 22 brings significant technological innovations, including overhauled physics, handling, and tyre models that accurately reflect the real-world changes in the sport. The game introduces Adaptive AI, a setting that adjusts the level of difficulty applied to AI competitors, adapting their speed and competitiveness, so new players remain in the heat of the battle at all times. VR also makes its debut on PC, offering the most immersive on-track F1® experience to date. Now players can feel the adrenaline rush from the cockpit in single-player modes or with their friends in multiplayer.

“F1 22 strikes a great balance for race fans of all levels and deepens the authenticity of the Formula 1 experience, with challenging, realistic and high adrenaline race moments,” said Lee Mather, F1 Senior Creative Director at Codemasters. “We have delivered our biggest ever revamp of physics, handling and presentation, and a range of innovative lifestyle options for those new to the game. We are excited to offer players a gateway into the world of F1 and to get closer to the sport than ever before.”
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Alaloth: Champions of The Four Kingdoms Early Access

Early Access is now underway on Steam for Alaloth: Champions of The Four Kingdoms, an action/RPG for Windows from Gamera Interactive. This post discusses support plans, the release of the first hotfix, and how to play with mouse and keyboard. The Early Access Launch Trailer shows off gameplay, and the description explains more:
Alaloth: Champions of The Four Kingdoms is a skill-driven ARPG game inspired by such classics as Baldur’s Gate and Pillars of Eternity. Set in a rich fantasy world, resembling the darkest period of the Middle Ages, the game offers fast-paced action with a deep narrative.

  • Master a unique, hardcore combat system
  • Customize your character by choosing different Ways of Power, classes and skills
  • Explore, craft, gain reputation and unlock new quests
  • Choose one of 4 playable races (Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs), 40+ houses and clans to fight for, each with their own history. Start your own legacy in The Four Kingdoms after the first playthrough
  • 12 memorable companions with their own backstories, ready to join or fight you during your journey

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Monster Sanctuary Remembers Forgotten World

Developer moi rai games and publisher Team17 announce the release of Forgotten World on Steam as free DLC for Monster Sanctuary, the action/tactical/RPG. This imbues the game with a Terraria-style element, as the titular Forgotten World is an entire subterranean area to explore and exploit as late-game content. For more, dive into the launch trailer and read on for details:
Forgotten World invites players to explore the game’s largest addition to date, which includes ten new monsters (five of which were designs from the community) for players to add to their team; two new outfits; 78 new skills; 13 new items, and three new game modes (Bravery Mode, Randomizer, and Permadeath) that can be combined freely, allowing players to customise their Monster Sanctuary experience for endless replayability.
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Out of the Blue

Happy Canada Day, ya hosers! True facts about the U.S.'s northern neighbor: It has a larger land-mass than the U.S., and is the world's second-largest country. It also has more coastline, which makes sense considering it touches three oceans. And speaking of water, more than half the world's lakes are in Canada! A final contrast worthy of note is that Canadians actually know how to make proper beer on a large scale, something that's lost on most of the oat soda companies in the U.S. So toques off to those in the Great White North, people so nice they share the world's largest unprotected border with a nation full of complete lunatics.

Obituary: Minecraft youtuber Technoblade dies at the age of 23.

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