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Saturday, Sep 24, 2022

Shovel Knight Dig Released

"Lucille, God gave me a gift. I shovel well. I shovel very well!" Time to grab your shovel, as Shovel Knight Dig is out for Windows and Switch, and the PC edition is available on Steam. The release trailer is here to offer a look at the fast-paced gameplay in the platformer sequel, set to the stirring tunes of its retro midi soundtrack. Here's a bit to set up the story:
When Drill Knight and his dastardly digging crew blast apart Shovel Knight’s peaceful campsite and steal his loot, he grabs his trusty Shovel Blade and starts tunneling after them!

Meet new friends and foes, visit strange lands, and outfit yourself in your quest to keep the entire land from collapsing underfoot! Jump, slash, and dig your way down an ever-changing chasm of mystery in Shovel Knight Dig, an all-new Shovel Knight adventure!
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Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues

SteamDB now shows that Cyberpunk 2077 has hit a peak player count of 122,376 players in the past 24 hours. This is well below the peak concurrent player count of 1,054,388 the game hit around the time of its launch. But a tweet from Benji-Sales notes that nearly two years after its release, the sci-fi RPG hit more simultaneous players than The Witcher 3 ever achieved. The gap has grown even larger since the tweet, which says:
Cyberpunk 2077 just passed the ALL TIME Steam Peak Concurrent Players for The Witcher 3

Cyberpunk: 104,827
The Witcher 3 (all time peak): 103,329

Absolutely nuts. Nearly 2 years after launch Cyberpunk has more people playing it right now on Steam than The Witcher 3 has ever had

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Out of the Blue

I'm going to do some rare socializing today, as I'll get together with my old softball buddies. This will be a low-key affair, and we'll spend most of it outdoors as a precaution against getting sick (two of them are cancer survivors). Though the weather has cooled significantly over the past couple of weeks, it's thankfully warm enough to accommodate our festivities.

Obituary: Oscar-winning 'Cuckoo's Nest' actor Louise Fletcher has died.

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