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  • How Games And Simulations Will Save Us From Disaster

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    By Dan Grill on September 5th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. “Were you the one that said I was a super-villain?” It’s not the most auspicious question to be asked during an interview. But when I first saw Justin Lyons speak, at the GaME14 conference at London’s Imperial College, I thought he had a lot of the ‘90s corporate supervillain about him. Something of the Jonathan Pryce in Tomorrow Never Dies.

  • Wot I Think: Hatoful Boyfriend

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    By Laura Hudson on September 15th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. At one point during the dating simulation game Hatoful Boyfriend, I found myself walking through a park with the guy I had a crush on as he confessed his profound grief over a lost love—how her absence had broken something deep in his heart that he might never be able to put back together.

  • S.EXE: Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 7 readers - By Cara Ellison on September 12th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. A long time ago, when I was just a fledgeling writer who had just attended her first Game Developer’s Conference and only accidentally brushed shoulders with Tim Schafer at a bar, I was surprised to get a message on Facebook from Noah Falstein.
  • Hello: Videogames Are For Everybody

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 26 readers - By RPS on September 8th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. It’s time for us to talk about a difficult and complicated series of issues which have affected the gaming community in recent weeks. This is one of those times when we’ve had to take a deep breath and just wait. It’s hard to do that, sometimes. We do like to say our piece.

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  • Saturday Radar: GamesRadar’s best for the week of 9/15/14

    …Saturday Radar returns with a mostly Destiny-flavored slate of articles. We’ve got a review to share with you, as well as a piece about the game’s longevity, and then an article taking a peek at all the video game related movies still in development just to shake things up a bit. The Traveller has come Destiny review Pretty straightforward here…

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  • Have You Played… MINERVA: Metasis?

    …By Alec Meer on September 20th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. As we all know, Half-Life 3 will be released without fanfare tomorrow, but if you just can’t wait any longer for more dabbling with the Freeman arsenal, there’s always MINERVA…

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  • The RPS Bargain Bucket: Love At First Fluff

    …By Cassandra Khaw on September 20th, 2014 at 12:30 pm. Avast, ye – no, I’m not even going to try. But, it is apparently Talk like a Pirate Day and I won’t judge if you fill my comments with growly, ocean lingo. As some of you might already know, I had the distinct pleasure of having fellow columnist Cara Ellison over in Malaysia for a few weeks. I…

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  • Space Hulk Dev On What Went Right & Wrong, What’s Next

    …By Alec Meer on September 19th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Space Hulk Space Hulk Space… Hulk? Full Control’s adaptation of the cult classic Games Workshop boardgame turned out to be a divisive experience after early excitement. A buggy launch (though rectified later) didn’t help, but players seemed polarized between enjoying its careful faithfulness…

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  • Have You Played… Unity Of Command?

    …By Jim Rossignol on September 19th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Proving that sometimes the simplest games are the most effect, Unity of Command distilled the wargamer’s love of hexes and history to create and Eastern front game that is all…

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  • The RPS Supporter Program Is Go!

    … a goal in mind for the Supporter Program, however, and it’s this: to create some games writing that is funded by and guided by our readers. The bulk of the Supporter Program will arrive as daily articles that supporters will see folded into their feed, and we’re going to ask you what we should be writing about, then use our supporter funds to make…

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  • The Flare Path: Is Worn To A Frazzle

    …By Tim Stone on September 19th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. …having spent the last seven days touring Scotland in an SA Scamp* on behalf of the ‘Better Together’ campaign. If you live in Dumfries, Stranraer, Ayr, Kilmarnock, Glasgow, Falkirk, Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Ullapool, Stornoway, Portree, Fort William or Balamory, you may…

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  • Wot I Think: Wasteland 2

    …By Adam Smith on September 19th, 2014 at 8:00 am. Wasteland 2 is formidable. The word ‘sprawling’ comes to mind but it’s not quite right. There’s a bit of sprawl, if such a thing as sprawl can happen in bits, but the game’s density is a more distinctive feature than its actual size. InXile’s Kickstarted RPG is a large game and rewards repeated…

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  • Week in Tech: Don’t Buy A New Video Card

    …By Jeremy Laird on September 18th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Actually, do. But possibly don’t. Or probably do. The problem here is partly ye olde NDA or non-disclosure agreement and the threat of legal immolation at the hands of sharp-suited lawyers and their homicidal liability clauses. I’m not actually under NDA, but I’ve seen things that are and there’s…

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  • Iron Fisticle: Wot I Think

    … never got past level four of Teleglitch, and yet it was one of my favourite games of last year. (And this year.) I think a part of it is perhaps a childhood that never involved going to the arcades, never featured twin-stick shooters, never included Robotron or Smash T.V. While the cooler kids were shoving wagon wheel-sized ten pees into grimy arcade…

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  • Wot I Think: Planetary Annihilation

    …By Brendan Caldwell on September 17th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Planetary Annihilation is best enjoyed if you are a robot. A cold, cybernetically enhanced supercomputer capable of thousands of thoughts per nanosecond. No emotion, no mercy. Just a deathly, speedy logic and a finger that clicks like a woodpecker’s beak. It is a brilliant, ludicrous RTS and I…

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  • Wot I Think: Risen 3 (aka The Risen 3 Report Finale)

    …What did I think of Risen 3 – Titan Lords, Piranha Bytes’ low fantasy, pirate-themed roleplaying game? I wrote nine diaries about it, primarily focusing on the absurd, and I was variously accused of sneering unreasonably and giving too much attention to something that didn’t warrant it. Both were probably correct, but my riposte to either is that I…

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  • Cardboard Children – Golem Arcana

    …By Adam Smith on September 16th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Hello youse. Golem Arcana is a weird one. It’s certainly cool. There will come a point, during the game, where you will go: “Haha! Cool!” You will have moved one of your wee men on the board, and moved him on your tablet, and you’ll see him fight and all the stats stuff will just happen. And you’ll…

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  • The Masterplan Early Access Impressions

    …By Alec Meer on September 16th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. The Masterplan is a real-time, top-down, strategyesque game about casing the joint then robbing it, using a small handful of silent, surly crooks to smash, grab and take hostages. It’s out on Steam Early Access & Humble now. Clowns to the left of it, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck…

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  • Wot I Think: Hatoful Boyfriend

    …By Laura Hudson on September 15th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. At one point during the dating simulation game Hatoful Boyfriend, I found myself walking through a park with the guy I had a crush on as he confessed his profound grief over a lost love—how her absence had broken something deep in his heart that he might never be able to put back together…

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