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Hotline Miami patch enables gamepad support, snaps necks of bugs

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The abstract hotpot of stealth, ultra-violence, 1980s chic, surrealism, and the color pink that is self-branded " top-down f***-em-up (opens in new tab) " Hotline Miami has its first update from the designer duo over at Dennaton Games. Today's patch (opens in new tab) stamps out "most reported bugs" with a meat cleaver and adds Xbox controller support for players who prefer thumbsticks as their bloodbath delivery of choice.

An extra stage, "Highball," also appears as an unlockable bonus upon completion of the main story. You're also receiving "additional environmental graphics," extra sound effects, and more weapons randomly strewn about. Most importantly: "The pot of boiling water has been updated." Well, it sounds important. Read up on the full patch notes on Hotline Miami's Steam community (opens in new tab) page.

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?