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Sandwich-style SBC runs Linux on i.MX8M Mini

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Games: Woven, 'Pirates, Vikings, and Knights II' and More

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    A world stitched together with a clumsy stuffed animal for a protagonist, a flying mechanical bug companion and a softly spoken rhyming narrator, the adventure game Woven certainly has a lot of initial charm and it's out now. The developers said it's like "platform, point-and-click and action-adventure games without being exactly like any of them". To me though, it felt a lot simpler than that, more like a walking sim with basic puzzle elements.

  • Amusing action game Pirates, Vikings, and Knights II adds AI bot support

    The biggest problem for a lot of multiplayer games, even when they're free is pulling in players. To help with that, Pirates, Vikings, and Knights II now supports playing with AI bots. In the latest update released this month, it adds in bot support for when playing both offline and online. Now servers can fill up with bots and be replaced by players so you're not waiting around for anyone to join. There's also new achievements to do with the bots too, based on how many bot kills you get and one for if a bot manages to dominate you in the game.

  • This War of Mine turned 5, so 11 bit studios gave it a big free Final Cut update

    11 bit studios are celebrating their dark and depressing survival game This War of Mine turning five years old, so they've given everyone a huge free Final Cut update. Adding in all the maps from the Stories DLC packs into the main game making each run now have more possibilities, new quests and events for those added locations, a new classic scenario, a new character, remastered versions of the original locations along with various visual improvements, UI improvements and an opt-in Beta on Steam to play the original "Vanilla" game without all this and more.

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