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Unity 2017.3 Brings 360 Degrees of Awesomeness, Particles, and More Good Stuff

Like the year itself, Unity's 2017 has come to an end (yes, I do know 2017 is not over just yet, but... just roll with it), with the release of Unity 2017.3. It's been said that third time's the charm, and if not for the fact that Unity's been on a roll for a while now, I'd say the sheer amount of additions in this third 2017 iteration makes that statement rather true. Also, 2017. 2017. 2017!
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Twist and Shoot: ‘Core’ Puts a Clever Spin On Classic Twin-Stick Shootin’

One tiny space ship against hundreds upon hundreds of hostile aircraft. Doesn't seem quite fair, now does it? It actually is though, as Core's protagonist has the most durable shielding imaginable, able to withstand anything from bullets to collisions! Unfortunately such tech is expensive, or at least I reckon that's the reason for its only flaw: there isn't enough to cover the entire ship...
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Mess With Animated Panels in ‘Gorogoa’ to Experience a Beautiful, Puzzling World

When is art the most fun? Why, when it can be manipulated for profit of course, which is exactly what you'll be doing in Gorogoa! Well... save for the profit bit. But you didn't need that anyway, right? The fun of zooming, panning and rearranging beautifully illustrated panels is all you need. Or I'm hoping it will be anyway, because I don't really know what your end-goal is here.
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Pyramids Aplenty: ‘In the Valley of Gods’ to Allow Exploration of 1920s Egypt in 2019

Video games have taken us many strange places in recent years, but Egypt? Can't really think of any off the top of my head (save for that one Ubisoft game, I suppose). As such, it's fortunate that In the Valley of Gods will be filling that particular gap, even if it won't happen until 2019. Oh, and we get to play the part of a 'disgraced former explorer and filmmaker', of all things. What's not to like?
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‘Ultimate Chicken Horse’ Celebrates Impending Console Ports With a Purple Elephant

Build to win or stop your own friends from doing the same... or both... at once. I think. Something along those lines anyway, is the name of the game in Ultimate Chicken Horse, as you're pitted against other players in a rather strange mix. One that's part level editor, part obstacle course - and everyone edits the level at the same time. Ah, sweet, sweet chaos.
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Humanity? Gone, but ‘Heart&Slash’ Is Still Determined to Brawl on the Switch… Soon!

Heart is broken, in the dystopian world of Heart&Slash. No, not hearts. Just Heart. With a capital H. Because it's a robot, and... well, robots break from time to time. In this case it's so bad that, if not for Heart running into Slash (at which point the title actually makes sense!), all hope would likely be lost for this poor mechanical being. Heck, it still might, should he/she/it fail to get the attention of Slash. Poor Heart.
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Cute Aliens Become Creepy Critters in ‘Professor Lupo and his Horrible Pets’… Soon!

Look, I don't know what the deal is with this professor Lupo fella, but... for some reason he figured it'd be a good idea to travel the galaxy, collecting absolutely horrendous aliens... in the name of profit. What, science? Food first. Professors gotta eat too, and if you don't help him out, chances are he'll be the next meal of his would-be pets. What a way to go.
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