Your PC gaming links of interest: 11 Sept 2015

Today’s PC gaming links: new point and click adventure unfortunately involves clowns, does diverse gameplay still have a place in PC games, award-winning IF 80 Days comes to PC, and Half-Life 3 news

Here are you PC gaming links for 11 Sept 2015:

Dropsy is out now
Grotesquely-named indie point and click “hugventure” Dropsy is out now in all the usual places. I hate clowns.

Award-winning Steampunk IF 80 Days is coming to PC
The new version, due out on the 29th via GOG, Steam and Humble, will feature uprated graphics, new locations, and two new plotlines.

VIDEO: Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Video Series – Strength Following total atomic annihilation, the rebuilding of this great nation of ours may fall to you. That’s why Vault-Tec has prepared this educational video series for you to better understand the seven defining attributes that make you S.P.E.C.I.A.L.!

Where Dark Souls III’s Nightmares Are Born – A Tour Of From SoftwareA pictorial tour of From Software’s offices in Tokyo, where Dark Souls III is in development. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who thinks of a tower case as toy storage, first and foremost.

Video games have a diversity problem that runs deeper than race or gender
I hate the flame-bait title (thanks, Guardian), but this anonymous piece by a developer makes strong points about how it’s diverse gameplay that really matters, rather than playing lip-service to representation. Does the rise of stereotypical AAA FPS shooters mean that the industry is neglecting other kinds of games, such as the quirky adventures and puzzle titles many of us grew up with? (See above for point and click clown game. Is indie development the answer?)

Pokémon goes all Ingress with forthcoming augmented reality game
Pokémon GO will have you running around the wide world collecting virtual Pokemon on your phone. Well, healthy outdoor exercise, right?

Mario’s Creators Answer Burning Questions About The Series
Game Informer ask Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka about the important stuff. Like Mario’s natural hair colour.

Keep it laid back with Clickhole’s Low-Key Forest Adventure
Can you manage to avoid doing anything exciting on this web-based IF stroll through the woods? (From the publisher that brought you The Onion.)

Half-Life 3 confirmed!
Just kidding. Neil Druckman of Naughty Dog tweeted about how he’d like the licence. And that’s almost a solid fact, right?

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