By Amanda Yeo
If being stuck at home has you going stir crazy, fret not. Video games are here to save the day once more.
Acclaimed PC strategy game Total War: Shogun 2 will be available free from 10 a.m. PDT on April 27, providing entire armies of samurai to keep you entertainedGrab it on Steam before 10 a.m. PDT on May 1, and the game is yours to keep forever.
Set in 16th century Japan, Total War: Shogun 2 has players command armies, govern settlements, and engage in diplomacy, aiming to unite warring clans under their rule. Gameplay is a mix of turn-based strategy and real-time battles, but there are also role-playing elements, with politics and personality traits influencing how you manage your generals. You can also send geisha assassins to murder your enemies, in a historically inaccurate but no less awesome touch. …