Artificer has more than a whiff of Don't Starve about it: it's a single-player survival game with a charmingly unique art style. Artificer is much weirder though: stuck on the planet of Alcor, you'll face disgusting aliens and aggressive flora while you research new ways to survive and adapt. Using the concoctions you discover, you'll be able to create magic and use it to build automatons. It's hard to tell how Artificer plays at a glance, but the art style makes it worth further investigation. … [Read more...] about Five new Steam games you probably missed (September 14, 2020)
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“We offer condolences to the two sheriff deputies who were shot Saturday evening. These are challenging and stressful times for everyone, but Josie Huang was arrested while doing her job. The charges should be dropped. Her arrest is the latest in a series of troubling interactions between our reporters and some local law enforcement officers. Journalists provide an essential service, providing fair, accurate and timely journalism and without them, our democracy is at risk,” KPCC said in a statement. … [Read more...] about KPCC and LAist Reporter Arrested While Covering Protest Outside Hospital
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A chamber piece with the existential mood of Lars von Trier, as well as a trope-defying revenge thriller with a mounting sense of terror, the dismembering, blood-draining frights of “Violation” — from tense familial grudges to an awful case of sexual assault and gaslighting that leads to brutal vengeance — aren’t easy to shake or describe. Suffice it to say that among this year’s slim Midnight Madness pickings in the Toronto Film Festival line-up, “Violation” is perhaps the only film that made this virtually-attending critic crave the collective, strangely comforting sighs, screams and jumps of an anxious crowd in a packed theater, one that would perhaps notice the film’s few but decided nods to the controversial 1978 thriller “I Spit On Your Grave” through its stark differences in approach. There is, after all, safety in numbers. … [Read more...] about ‘Violation’ Review: Disturbing Rape-Revenge Thriller Subverts Genre Trappings