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    The amusing Rain on Your Parade to get a DLC on December 15

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Tuesday, 7 December, 2021 - 10:26

Rain on Your Parade is a little gem that released back in April, a game where you fly around as a little cloud and mess things up for everyone and now it's set for an expansion.

The unimaginatively named "Rain on Your Parade DLC: New Levels and Features!" will release on December 15, bringing with it a healthy dose of extra content. There will be new levels that are just as bizarre as the original set from helping a baby dragon to competing in a musical competition, new achievements, new cloudy powers, developer commentary, a development museum to see "first-hand just how AWFUL the game looked for the first half of development" and plenty of new gags to make you chuckle through it.

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You can buy Rain on Your Parade on Steam .

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    Silly platformer metroidvania Clunky Hero is now in Early Access

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 - 17:14 · 1 minute

Chaosmonger Studio, developer of Encodya, has released their latest with the comedic platformer metroidvania Clunky Hero with it beginning life in Early Access.

"Clunky Hero is a story-driven, platformer metroidvania, with a touch of RPG and tons of humor. If you’d love a platformer game where you have a funny storyline, can talk with characters, solve side quests, find and buy items, change weapons and wearables, with great hand-drawn-looking backgrounds, presented in a very comical way, then Clunky Hero might be the game of your dreams!"

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Game Features:

  • Nearly 40 different levels set in 7 different areas
  • 15+ Interiors
  • 6 Skills: Double Jump, Dash, Dive, Cling, Range Shot and Blasting Attack
  • Combine 8 different bonus items on 3 bonus slots to boost your character's skills and abilities
  • Defeat tough bosses
  • Humorous dialogues and funny items/weapons
  • Trade Items on various shops along the game
  • Various side quests to level up your character
  • Original Music

The CEO of Chaosmonger Studio, Nicola Piovesan said: "I've been developing Clunky Hero for about 2 years and many things changed in the meantime. Lots of new additions, and a lot of polishing each time we were making a new build. And it's amazing how the simple details (like a new UI, a sound, or a simple visual effect) can improve the game and make it look more professional. All in all, despite the development is yet to be done, our team is very happy with the Early Access version!"

You can buy it on GOG and Steam .

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    Colbert on Aaron Rodgers’ ‘alternative’ to vaccine: ‘My Goop senses are tingling’

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 5 November, 2021 - 15:42

Late-night hosts discuss the unvaccinated quarterback, the media freakout over Democratic election losses, and Johnson & Johnson’s legal troubles

Tuesday was a “disappointing” night for Democrats, said Stephen Colbert on Thursday evenings, as they lost the Virginia governorship to Republican Glenn Youngkin. But “the media – who all live in Virginia and New Jersey, coincidentally – are freaking out so badly that NBC is launching a new Sunday show, Sedate the Press,” the Late Show host joked.

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    Red Notice review – Netflix’s biggest film to date offers little reward

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Thursday, 4 November, 2021 - 06:00 · 1 minute

Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and a spectacularly annoying Ryan Reynolds quip, steal and double-cross in a disposable, and ludicrously expensive, action comedy

One of the supposed beauties of Netflix, and all other streamers with access to such vast resources, is that without the panicked need for box office success, there’s a certain freedom that’s then afforded. The risks that might be deemed too precarious in the global marketplace (Too original? Too adult? Too gay?) are no longer of such prioritised concern and thus big budgets can be allocated to biggish bets. It’s why Netflix was confident to take on Martin Scorsese’s $160m crime saga The Irishman after Paramount deemed it too expensive and why the streamer also spent $70m to kick off the Old Guard franchise with a diverse cast and a central, uncensored queer romance . Both paid off (the films rank among the streamer’s most-watched) and showed that a brave new world away from the safe repetition of homogeneous superheroes, remakes and superhero remakes might be possible.

So with the arrival of Red Notice, a film that allegedly cost upwards of $200m, making it Netflix’s biggest budget to date, one might hope for something slightly out of the ordinary, a much-needed tweak on what a traditional studio might otherwise lazily offer. But what makes the film so maddening, along with many, many other reasons, is that it’s the most boringly indistinctive patchwork job we’ve seen for a long while, a beige piece of committee-approved product that slums from point A to point B to who cares. Like an increasing number of the streamer’s mass-market offerings, the overriding message appears to be: see, we can make films just as badly as everyone else! So much for the great disruptor …

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    Send us your questions for Rob Delaney

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 2 November, 2021 - 09:56

Ahead of the release of Home Sweet Home Alone, The Guardian will be putting readers’ questions to the actor and comedian

Ahead of the release of Home Sweet Home Alone, the Guardian will be putting reader questions to actor Rob Delaney.

Did he ever have a traumatic experience being left home alone as a child, perhaps? What was it like working with Sharon Horgan on Catastrophe? What was the response like to the article he wrote about getting a vasectomy ?

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    How standup comedy helped me conquer anxiety, depression – and fear of public speaking

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Saturday, 25 September, 2021 - 15:00 · 1 minute

Finding a humorous angle to some of my darkest episodes – and sharing them with strangers – was strangely cathartic

“Have you gone mad?” asked one friend. “You’re so brave. I could never do that. Wouldn’t meditation be wiser?” said another. For someone with a long history of depression and anxiety, plus a morbid fear of public speaking, taking up standup comedy might seem like a masochistic decision. Yet to me it makes perfect sense. Excruciating fear of failure is at the heart of most people’s aversion to attempting to make a room full of strangers laugh. But controlling that fear, and not succumbing to it, is the central reason I’ve chosen to expose myself in this very public and potentially humiliating way.

I grew up in comfortable, middle-class suburban Hertfordshire in the 1970s and 80s, but my upbringing was a complex one of emotional uncertainty. Years of therapy have lent me an understanding of how I learned to cope over the years. To avoid facing difficult issues during my childhood and teenage years I buried my emotions, and that evasion only escalated in adulthood. By my early 20s, I was mentally ill-equipped to deal with life’s thornier challenges.

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    Renaissance painting adventure Death of the Reprobate announced as the final of the series

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Tuesday, 21 September, 2021 - 11:07 · 1 minute

Developer Joe Richardson has just announced Death of the Reprobate, the third and final game in their series of point and click adventures made with Renaissance paintings. The first two were a really good laugh and so this is hopefully plenty more of the same good stuff.

"Death of the Reprobate is a gentle story about helping people and being a nice lad. Travel around a quiet, rural town - help the locals in their day to day tasks. Wander into the nearby woods - make idle chit-chit with a woman submerged neck-deep in a tiny pond. Climb to an idyllic viewpoint in the mountains, overlooking earth and sea and sky, the natural and the man-made, the eternal mystery held within the infinite depths of the distant horizon - help a man shoot some birds. This is a game full of slow burning simple pleasures...

...Until the Devil gets involved."

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Features:

  • Pointing and Clicking – A traditional point and click interface, with a 'verb coin' interaction menu and a simple inventory from which you can drag and drop your preciously hoarded items.
  • Renaissance Artwork – Renaissance, Rococo and even a hint of Romanticism, to be a little more precise. Hundreds of paintings, spanning hundreds of years, are all brought together into one consistent world.
  • Classical Music – Music by Eduardo Antonello. Period appropriate music that adapts as the story progresses, recorded using real medieval/renaissance instruments.
  • Standalone Story – Death of the Reprobate is set in the same world as Four Last Things and The Procession to Calvary, and features some recurring characters/themes, but it can be played independently.
  • Highbrow Buffoonery – Lofty subject matter is treated with gleeful flippancy. Gags about butts are taken very seriously. But rest assured, while some of the jokes may be ridiculous, the puzzles make perfect sense! (or at least adhere to a consistent internal logic)

You can follow it on Steam .

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