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No idea. I only know that Arkane Studios are Frenchies who did Arx Fatalis and Dark Messiah before doing Dishonored, and that they have been advised artistically by Harvey Smith (Deus Ex, System Shock, Thief Deadly Shadows), and that they've had Stepehn Russell as voice actor for some of their games (Arx Fatalis, Dishonored 2, Prey). So, lot of overlap to the Thief games and others.

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Thinking of game-related free stuff, if you've not played Last of Us (or even if you have) then make sure you watch the full movie on youtube (I downloaded it with 4K downloader.) A wonderful 6-hour movie of tolerable resolution (1280 x 720).

I found the original gameplay so frustrating I almost gave up several times and only the drama of the story kept me going. I said to myself at the time that I'd rather watch it as a movie. In fact the game feels less like a game and more like you're an actor being directed how to play each scene and every time you get it wrong he shouts 'Cut!' and you have to act it out again from the last checkpoint.

But the movie flows wonderfully. :)

- Fid

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On 12/29/2022 at 7:55 PM, jaxa said:

Didn't someone from TTLG work on that game?

Digital Nightfall ( Whatever happened to Digital Nightfall ? - Page 2 (ttlg.com) ) on Dishonored 1+2 games

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Although not ground breaking for many but I had this game in my wishlist for a long time.

Epistory. Touch typing game to train our fast typing skills.

Free on Epic

https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/epistory-typing-chronicles-445794

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We have been spoiled by the earlier Epic Store freebies. I found the last year or so of freebies there pretty disappointing.

I won't complain though. If I take a look at my Epic library, which consists solely of free games, there are games which I would have paid total of 500 € for on Steam... Including some games for which I actually paid 59 € on Steam when I bought them shortly after released.

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