TAG Roundup #73 – Mass Destruction in Teardown

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We read a ton of video game articles each week and wanted to share some of our favorites with the Average Gamer community. We’ll feature everything from previews to reviews and everything in between.

The articles we share will be from a combination of well-known sources (like IGN) and more niche blogs that you may not have heard of. In the previous TAG Roundup post, we talked about Ruined King, PS5 backward compatibility, Braverly Default, and more!

At the top of the hour, we’ve got a heist game that will have you destroying your surroundings. Teardown combines elements of destruction with strategic planning in an epic thief adventure!

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Break Things and Steal in Teardown – Kotaku

Teardown drops you in the shoes of a thief in a fully destructible world. The game mixes Minecraft-esque graphics with some really cool game mechanics.

First and foremost, Teardown lets you use the environment in whatever way you think makes sense to execute the perfect heist. The trailer demonstrates several ways of tearing down walls, blowing up barriers, and being a general menace to society.

Teardown’s vehicles bring some additional speed to the equation, letting players barrel into buildings to create a quick entrance. You’ll need to be careful that you don’t set off any alarms while breaking into buildings though!

Interestingly, Teardown also allows you to build structures at will. While this goes against the name of the game, this feature opens up new opportunities for traversing the world and having a successful mission.

Teardown’s campaign builds around the story of trying to dig your company out of debt. You eventually end up with the wrong crowd and your level of crimes quickly escalates!

The game features realistic physics, 10 upgradeable tools, unique characters, and a sandbox mode for people who just want to roam. Teardown is in early access now on Steam, so head over if you’re ready to start blowing stuff up!


Burglar Mode Activated – Road to VR

The world of virtual reality brings so many opportunities to the gaming world, like turning you into a suburban thief! Sticking with the thief genre, Thief Simulator VR will bring the sneaky burglaries of the 2018 predecessor to VR headsets for a more immersive experience.

Players will need to be quick to be a successful thief, gathering intel, preparing loot, and avoiding unexpected guests. You can start your criminal career by heading over to the Steam page today!


Moar F2P MMOs – Android Police

Mobile gaming is having a helluva moment right now and developers are making a mad dash to put out potential hit mobile games. While Virtual Realms hasn’t provided a ton of info on their upcoming title, Warhammer: Odyssey, the latest trailer shows off a bit of what to expect from the MMO.

There are different classes to play with as you battle baddies with weapons and magic. No release date has been announced yet, but if the trailer looks interesting to you, head to the website to pre-register for the inevitable beta test!


Highly-Rated RPG Coming to Consoles – IGN

Star Renegades hit PCs on Steam a couple of months ago and has had a ton of positive reviews, with gamers praising the combat system and storyline. It’s a challenging RPG that borrows from popular games like Shadow of Mordor, while adding exciting turn-based battles.

You can unlock dozens of characters for your squad, take advantage of devastating combos, and enjoy procedurally generated missions. Players can grab Star Renegades on Switch and Xbox One on November 19, with the game launching on PS4 on the 25th of this month!


Revolutionary Features in Portal Mod – PC Gamer

Most gamers have heard about Portal, the game which introduced challenging puzzles to be solved with space-altering portals. The upcoming Portal Reloaded mod is introducing a third portal, and – wait for it – THE FOURTH DIMENSION!

You’ll go two decades in the future and the game now lets you move things through time. This mode arrives with 25 puzzles and will hopefully be released on April 29, 2021!


Latest Nintendo Direct Mini – 9to5 Toys

Arcade1Up dropped its first-ever retro racing machine! The Arcade1UP OutRun includes OutRun, Turbo Outrun, Outrunner, and Power Drift to let you relive the golden years of arcade racing.

This is a nice addition to the available 3/4 consoles from Arcade1Up, expanding on their impressive line of old school gaming machines. You can order the system now on their website for $500 – Happy Holidays


Solve The Conspiracy – Bloody Disgusting

Twin Mirror is an upcoming psychological thriller that depicts a former journalist who gets caught up in a small town conspiracy. The trailer shows elements of collecting clues, reviewing flashbacks, and potentially having some ability to alter the past.

As Sam, you’ll need to deal with painful memories, reconnect with loved ones, and battle with his own representation of himself. Twin Mirror is slated for a December 1st release on PS4 and Xbox One for those brave enough to accept the challenge!


2D Side-Scroller – Gematsu

Enter the war between gods and humanity! Lost Epic is an RPG that features diverse character progression, customizable weapons, an intriguing storyline, and a friendly user interface.

From the game’s description, becoming “the deity-defying knight” sounds pretty dope! I don’t know of many 2D side-scrolling RPGs, so I’m very curious to see how this game performs on Steam next year.


That’s All For Now

There were plenty of other highlights from last week but these ones really stood out. Be sure to check in next time to read about video game current events. 

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