Cyberpunk 2077 Now Contains A Hidden Doom Clone

Cyberpunk 2077 players have discovered a new arcade cab hidden in an abandoned church just outside Night City. This new arcade machine, added as part of Cyberpunk 2077’s free 2.0 update, lets you play a Doom-like retro shooter starring Keanu Reeves’ character, Johnny Silverhand.

Cyberpunk 2077’s 2.0 update and its massive Phantom Liberty expansion have added a lot of new content and features to the already-huge first-person RPG. But who cares about that stuff? (Editor’s note: A lot of people, actually.) Personally, I’m more excited to see that even in the horrible dystopian future of Cyberpunk 2077 people are still making and playing Doom clones. Some things never change, I guess.

To play this new arcade machine, you’ll need to go into the badlands outside Night City and head south to find a lone, abandoned church just north of a protein farm, which is also a fast-travel point. So if you’ve already unlocked the farm for fast travel, feel free to zip over to save yourself a drive into the badlands.

Regardless of how you get there, enter the church, and on the right you’ll find an Arasaka Tower 3D playable arcade machine.

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Arasaka Tower 3D is very clearly an homage to classic id Software shooters like Wolfenstein 3D and Doom. You play long-dead rockerboy Johnny Silverhand fresh off his historic bombing of one of the world’s most powerful megacorps’ headquarters as he tries to escape the tower, blasting numerous guards as he ambles—surprisingly slowly—toward freedom. Aside from the lack of speed the gameplay looks surprisingly retro, including the fact that you can’t look up or down, as was the case in many classic ‘90s shooters. The full game is about 10 minutes long or so and includes five levels complete with secret doors.

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Do you think people in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe have modded Arasaka Tower 3D to death and got it running on ATMs and other weird devices, like how Doom is playable on just about anything in our world today? I hope so. I hope some nerds have made it fully open-source at this point and created whole new levels for it, too.

I guess once you’re done playing Araska Tower 3D you can go and play the rest of Cyberpunk 2077, including the new expansion. I hear it’s like Doom but you can look up and down now. Wild stuff!

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Dataminers Find Clues Of Hidden Romance Option

Role-playing game Baldur’s Gate 3 lets players summon purple lightning and kiss parasitic Cthulhu emperors, but it won’t let them give out hugs. Fans of the Dungeons & Dragons game routinely lament this small injustice, wishing badly to comfort their favorite party members during the game’s sometimes devastating campaign. Developer Larian Studios has not yet addressed this chaste desire in any of its detailed BG3 patches, including the brand-new Patch #4 which went live November 2, but BG3 dataminers found evidence that hugs may eventually come to the game anyway.

“It seems we will get the hug option soon?” u/BusinessContent9507 posted with a screenshot of scripts for cinematics featuring the half-elf cleric Shadowheart.

Finally. I thought I’d never get a hug out of you,” she appears to say when hugged or when a “Skip Hug” option was ignored.

If you’re Shadowheart’s partner, her dialogue options after receiving a hug seem to broaden. She might say:

  • “I could get lost in those arms.”
  • “Hard to imagine there was a time when I didn’t have you to hold me.”
  • “You’ll have me addicted to these embraces, do you know that?”
  • “One hug is never enough, is it?”

Then, it looks like Shadowheart might respond to hugs from anyone—a friend or a partner—by saying, “I hope there’s more where that came from,” “That hit the spot,” or “You could charge gold for hugs, you know. They’d be queuing over the horizon.”

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Kotaku reached out to Larian for comment on hugs appearing as an action in BG3. There are currently several hugs featured in the game’s cutscenes, but the majority happen in romantic contexts, and Shadowheart’s dialogue seems to expand physical affection beyond this context.

Many BG3 hug enthusiasts have been demanding more opportunities for friendly touch, so, if dataminers are correct and hugs are in the air, people are going to lose their minds in a tub of super-sweet devotion.

“Let me hug my companions as a friend!” a Redditor with over two thousand upvotes enthused in response to the mined Shadowheart dialogue. “At least when they are in a deep pit of despair.”

But, even if BG3 mostly remains a romantic game, some hugs are better than none. “I don’t care how long it takes [for hugs to enter the game],” said another popular comment. “I already know the wait will be 100 percent worth it.”