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Feature: Handheld Face-Off - Nintendo Switch OLED Model Vs Steam Deck

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Which of these expensive monsters belongs on your credit card bill?

When Valve announced that it planned to make a handheld called the Steam Deck, it was immediately compared to the Nintendo Switch. You can understand that kneejerk reaction. They both let you play “proper games” on the go, they share a similar shape, and they would both have you muttering covetous obscenities if you saw someone pull one out on the train.

Realistically, though, this is an apples and oranges comparison. The Nintendo Switch OLED Model, the most expensive one, costs £310, and the system is essentially a slightly underpowered home console with legs. The Steam Deck costs £350-570 depending on the model, and is basically a gaming laptop chopped up and jammed into a plastic surfboard.

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Revisitation 73: Shut Your Cakehole.

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This week, the final battle starts...

...and doesn't really go anywhere.

Plus, Megatron turns out to have a great future as a medium as he correctly predicts Starscream's future and Roadbuster gets busted as I look at All Hail Megatron issue 11!


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Run!

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Vendor: Cezar Capacle
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Price: 10.00

You are running. Escaping, stumbling on your own legs. Your short breaths are labored, shaky.
Something is after you. You don't know what it is,
but you know it won't quit. Your life is at stake.
You feel that it is close, as if a claw is
sliding down the back of your neck.
And you know you must not look back...

Run! is a solo narrative game inspired by the slasher horror movie genre. You play as a survivor of a nefarious attack, and you are being chased by... something. Whatever that is, it is relentless and it wants you dead. Throughout 16 scenes, you play to collect Memories to try and piece together what is happening while you run for your life and try not to run out of Breath.

CORE PREMISES

  • Card-driven gameplay. You only need a standard deck of cards, the game sheet, pencil and eraser.
  • Narrative-driven gameplay. Mechanics push forward the slasher horror genre, connecting you—the protagonist—to the events that led to this persecution.
  • Structured gameplay. Scene framing, conflict resolution, and outcome. You have freedom to envision the scenes as your imagination wishes, and the game mechanics provides you with a solid framework so you always know what to do next.
  • Custom-made oracles and generators. Using a unique "spin-a-pencil" kind of oracle, every prompt is carefully selected to evoke the feelings of the slasher horror genre that are most appropriate to the choices you made as the protagonist.

DETAILS

  • Players: 1
  • Ages: 13+
  • Length: 60 Minutes

CREDITS

  • Publisher: Cezar Capacle
  • Designer: Cezar Capacle
  • Art: Cezar Capacle

PNP DETAILS

  • Page count: 38
  • Components: Rules, Gamebook, Game Sheet
  • Additional components needed: A Standard Deck of Cards, Pencil and Eraser
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What we've been playing

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Hello! Welcome back to our regular feature where we write a little bit about some of the games we've found ourselves playing over the last few days. This time: hexes, inventories, and space bombardment.

If you fancy catching up on some of the older editions of What We've Been Playing, here's our archive.

I've loved Loot Rascals ever since I first saw it. The colour! The wonderfully gormless faces! The HEXES!

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Jürgen Klopp declares Liverpool ‘perfect place’ for players to play

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  • Manager wants side to ‘squeeze everything out of the season’
  • Title-chasers visit in-form Newcastle in early Saturday kick-off

Jürgen Klopp believes he has only started creating a legacy at Liverpool and his new contract offers certainty to any player considering their future at “the perfect place”.

The Liverpool manager extended his Anfield career until 2026 on Thursday and has urged his quadruple-chasing team to “squeeze everything out of the season” with five matches remaining in the Premier League title race, an FA Cup final and a possible third Champions League final appearance in five campaigns to come. Irrespective of how the season ends, however, Klopp insists the next four years can yield even greater rewards for Liverpool than he has accomplished thus far.

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Brik Font: Creating Type with Lego

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Craig Ward has been creating letterforms using Lego bricks and posting the results to Instagram. The ones I really love are the anti-aliased letters — reminds me of zooming all the way in to do detail work in Photoshop back when I was a web designer.

the word 'ok' made out of Lego bricks

the letter 's' made out of Lego bricks

the letter 'f' made out of Lego bricks

the letter 'a' made out of Lego bricks

There is just something so satisfying about meticulously rendering digital artifacts in a physical medium like Lego.

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