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  • Why Returnal’s ‘Tentacle Tech’ Is So Real — And So Scary

    Why Returnal’s ‘Tentacle Tech’ Is So Real — And So Scary

    Returnal, the PlayStation 5 time loop game that isn’t the one everyone’s talking about this week, might seem like it’s about escaping a temporally out-of-whack exoplanet. But really, it’s about getting your lunch money repeatedly stolen by malevolent tentacle monsters. Much of the game’s unsettling vibe comes from local fauna — the abyssal monstrosities with…