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    • Why Far Cry 2 Is Still The Best In The Series

      By Marsh Davies on November 20th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. You shouldn’t always give people what they want. This is focus testing’s fatal flaw. It’s also the reason that Far Cry 2 – a game which doesn’t give you what you want and slaps you for asking – is the best game in the series by far. It isn’t the most fun to play, I’ll grant you that, but then fun isn’t really its end goal.

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    • Wot I Think: Dragon Age – Inquisition

      By Adam Smith on November 17th, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Dragon Age: Inquisition might just be my favourite game released this year. Considering my expectations and relationship with recent BioWare games, that’s about as likely as Saturday night’s soggy kebab being my favourite meal of the year. I’ve spent almost sixty hours uncovering as much of Inquisition’s enormous open world an ...

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    • Going Analogue: What MMOs Can Learn From LARPs

      By Caelyn Ellis on November 13th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. In theory, MMORPGs are my favourite PC games in the world. Exploring strange new worlds, dressing up in shiny armour, and kicking butt are my primary gaming motivations and MMORPGs have those in spades. Richard Garriott sold me the dream of a living fantasy world to inhabit in my early PC gaming days and it’s a dream I’ve ne ...

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  • Dote Night: Looking Backwards At Progress

    … By Philippa Warr on November 26th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. Towards the end of November most games…

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  • Bioshock Through The Looking Glass

    … By Rich Stanton on November 26th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. The contemporary big-budget FPS has a few different strains: blood-n-guts military settings a la Call of Duty, open-world environments like Far Cry, and high-concept dystopias. Outside of open-world most of these styles were first codified in the 1990s, and FPS games then and now share…

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  • Impressions: Rust’s New Version

    … running around at the same time, resulting in the world feeling kinda lonely. In my first few hours with the game, I only encountered a couple of other people – and they were all sleeping (in what remains one of Rusts’ finer features, logged out players remain in the world unconscious). In lieu of anything more interesting to do I took their stuff…

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  • Bullet Dodging: A Ranger In Far Cry 4 – Part One

    … By John Walker on November 26th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. How to approach Far Cry 4? Having loved so much about the previous entry into the sprawling series, there’s the temptation to just dive in and play like a kid at a swimming pool, but that’s already nicely covered by Graham’s review. So I need an angle. But what angle? There are a few…

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  • Season’s Meetings: RPS Social Club

    … By Adam Smith on November 26th, 2014 at 2:30 pm. It’s that time of year again. Time to retreat indoors with a mug of mulled wine and scoff a Christmas pud. You could even make the witticisms rain by pulling a cracker or two. While you can chug the wine and eat the pudding on your lonesome, you’ll need companions to pull those crackers, and who…

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  • Dragon Age: The Ferelden Scrolls #4 – Ride A Red Hart

    … By Alec Meer on November 26th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Continuing my Dragon Age: Inquisition diary. Earlier chapters here, and once again there are mild spoilers of a sort. I’ve spent most of my time so far rambling (and in the game, etc). Off to find a campsite over there; off to close a rift on top of these cliffs here; off to recruit a Grey Warden…

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  • Cardboard Children – Five Tribes

    … the board is in a constant state of flux. In a turn, a player moves some tokens representing a particular tribe. White pieces are “Elders”. Blue pieces are “Merchants”. Red pieces are “Assassins”, and so on. All these different tribes do different things when you move them. And how you move them is important too. At the start of the game, the tribes…

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  • Wot I Think: Far Cry 4

    … it over here however, to the far corner, and you’ll see in its curved surface a twisted take on everything the Elder Scrolls series has ever achieved, only with its Dungeons & Dragons influence shrunk bizarrely small. Far Cry 4 takes place in the fictional Himalayan country of Kyrat, and it’s a beautiful open world, hemmed-in by snowy mountains…

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  • Dragon Age: The Ferelden Scrolls #3 – Iron Bull’s Nipples*

    … By Alec Meer on November 25th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Continuing my Dragon Age: Inquisition diary. Earlier chapters here, and once again there are spoilers of a sort. I haven’t been super-impressed by my battlechums to date. Whenever I talk to Cassandra I feel as though she’s forever on the cusp of admonishing me for being late with my homework…

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  • Wot I Think: A Bird Story

    …. Camera pans slowly to right, eventually to another balcony, with ghost birds flitting about. Camera pans slowly to left, to original balcony, bird flitting about. Slowly fade to black. Slowly fade to kid in bedroom doing nothing at all. Slowly fade to black. Slowly fade to balcony. Bird flits about. Bird thinks about a question mark. Bird goes…

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  • Longing For Walking Simulators Wot You Do Swimming In

    … and restraint of clothing, the thud reverberating from our ankle up through our leg, or rolling our toes to push off. We don’t enjoy the minute pleasure of hopping up a curb or stepping over a root. We don’t carefully tread around puddles or gleefully stomp in them. We never dread stepping in dog poo. We’ve grown accustomed to the weird walking of video…

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  • Five Best Android Phones: 2014 Edition

    … to the top more quickly than others. Here's a look at the top five, based on your nominations, in no particular order. The HTC One M8 is the successor and update to last year's most popular phone, and it still brings a lot to the table to love. The One M8 is largely an improvement on its predecessor in every way, packing a 5" Super LCD3 display…

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  • Of Crime And The City In Thief, Dickens And GTA

    … By Adam Smith on November 23rd, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Every Sunday, we reach deep into Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s 141-year history to pull out one of the best moments from the archive. This week, Adam’s 2012 article singing the praises of videogame cities which are more than mere reconstruction, but are built from the bricks and mortar of ideas. I’ve…

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  • Surviving With The Sims

    … By Adam Smith on November 23rd, 2014 at 11:30 am. Note – this was originally published a month ago as part of the RPS Supporter program, hence the reference to our now-finished Survival Week. It’s Survival Week here at RPS, so I decided that I’d write about my earliest experiences with The Sims, a survival game like no other. Left…

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