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    • The Bestest Best FPS Of 2014: Wolfenstein The New Order

      By RPS on December 2nd, 2014 at 7:00 pm. ‘FPS’ can mean an awful lot of things, but for this award we’re narrowing it down to ‘singleplayer, lots and lots of bullets, moving primarily forwards.’ Does that cover our backs sufficiently? Excellent. In which case, Wolfenstein: The New Order is our Bestest Best FPS of 2014. Warning – some spoilers.

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    • The Bestest Best Horror Of 2014 – Alien: Isolation

      By RPS on December 17th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. A game about Alien rather than a game about Aliens. A game about fleeing and hiding rather than running and gunning. A game that uses a license as effectively as any in the history of the medium. Alien: Isolation is a worthy successor to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic. Adam: We’re not using the X word.

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    • The Bestest Best Tactics Of 2014: Door Kickers

      By RPS on December 3rd, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Long for a tactical diversion fit for a five minute or five hour play session? Door Kickers will satisfy, by being able to meet the needs of genre-newcomers, the time-poor, as well as those who know their crisscross from their buttonhook. Graham: Door Kickers can be simply described as being like Frozen Synapse with a lick of Rainbow ...

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  • Have You Played… My Father’s Long, Long Legs?

    … By Adam Smith on December 20th, 2014 at 3:30 pm. Free Twine game My Father’s Long, Long Legs manages to capture some of the uncanny horror of Junji Ito’s Uzumaki using nothing more than a fine selection of words and some cleverly applied sound effects. There are no jump scares here, just a gradual build toward…something. The story gains much…

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  • The RPS Bargain Bucket: End Of The Line

    … itself. But, moving on. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel has consumed those rare hours I have to spend on casual gaming. It isn’t a particularly philosophical excursion, nor does it attempt to be. The game’s essentially more Borderlands with your Borderlands, a rather satisfying romp through more of the same. Also of note: Rocksmith 2014 – $7.80/£4.99…

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  • Why P’n’P Numenera Makes Me Interested In Torment

    … By Graham Smith on December 20th, 2014 at 11:30 am. I’m looking forward to inXile’s Torment: Tides of Numenera, like nearly everyone else who works at RPS. The difference is that I never played Planescape: Torment, the game Tides aims to spiritually succeed. Instead my interest comes from the other end of its name, since I’ve been playing…

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  • S.EXE: Coming Out On Top (NSFW)

    … By Cara Ellison on December 19th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. RPS, I have been having a good time. An extremely good time. I mean a good time in every way: A new gay dating sim has snuck into existence, it is called Coming Out On Top, and it is funny, sexy, nervewracking, tense, charming… and it has fully naked, good-looking dudes in it. Who kiss each…

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  • The Bestest Best Being Pleasantly Lost Of 2014: Bernband

    … By RPS on December 19th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Give up on trying to find your way around Bernband‘s neon alien futurecity. Give in to wandering, see where your tippy-tappy feet and the turbolifts take you. One minute’s wandering might take you through a bustling club, over a bridge with hovercars zipping past, to a horrible trumpet performance…

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  • Comfort Games

    … By Alec Meer on December 19th, 2014 at 4:30 pm. Hello there, best keep your distance, for I am ill. Not just ‘bit of a sniffle/put a bigger pullover on, you great ninny’ ill, but ‘noxious substances violently erupting from everywhere’ ill. My daughter started going to nursery about three months ago, and has been bringing back a delightful…

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  • Elite Dangerous Impressions Part 1 – Learning To Fly

    … By Alec Meer on December 19th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Elite: Dangerous is out. Somehow that happened after all these years. Remarkable, really. As previously discussed, a full review/Wot I Think of the game we’re not supposed to call Elite 4 will arrive next year. It won’t be from me, as despite my fondest wishes otherwise I can’t spend the Christmas…

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  • The Flare Path: Accosts Accomplished Add-On Artisans

    … By Tim Stone on December 19th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. 2014 wasn’t exactly a bumper year for standalone flight sim releases. Apart from the flak-nibbled IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad, and eccentric WWI curios like ILYA Muromets and Canvas Knights simulated clouds had simulated skies almost all to themselves. Fortunately the add-on sector…

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  • Week in Tech: Epic End Of Year Review

    … really take off was game streaming. Nvidia is doing a lot of the heavy lifting at the moment when it comes to the critical matter of reducing latency, though Valve and AMD have their own takes streaming games from your desktop rig to other devices. For now, the jury is out on how big a deal game streaming will become. To me, it feels like a useful…

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  • The Bestest Best Gosh, What? A New Esport? Good: Smite

    … By Philippa Warr on December 18th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. The last couple of years I’ve seen games in various stages of completion making overtures towards the professional gaming scene. Of these I’d say Smite – a third-person over-the-shoulder lane pusher has done the most to convince me of its intentions towards competitive gaming. I started…

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  • Early Impressions: Lords Of Xulima

    … By John Walker on December 18th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. RPG Lords Of Xulima snuck out last month, forgetting to tell anyone it existed, and indeed that it seems rather good. I’ve played the first few hours of the 60+ hour game, and have some early impressions to share with you. For instance, here’s my impression of a games critic: Lords Of Xulima…

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  • Have You Played… Syndicate?

    … sniper rifle also a battle rifle, and my huge chunky revolver even nastier. Playing as a small shrieky lady with a kickin’ mohawk, I felt like a pret-ty cool cyborg murderer all right. Keep an eye on Syndicate over the holiday sales, as the co-op is worth a few pounds if you have pals to play with. It’s a shame Syndicate flopped, as I’d like more. Oh! Also! You can look down and see your legs and you can do a cool slide move – two features I always appreciate in an FPS. …

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  • Wot I Think: Metal Gear Solid V – Ground Zeroes

    … By Rich Stanton on December 18th, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Hideo Kojima is one of console-land’s greatest champions. Over the past two decades Konami’s Kojima-led team, eventually formed into Kojima Productions, has produced classic game after classic game – almost all of which are Metal Gear titles. Though not without critics, each MGS feels like…

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  • A Couple Of Hours With… Dungeon Defenders II

    … By Alec Meer on December 18th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Dungeon Defenders II is a tower defence/action-RPG hybrid, with a very heavy focus on co-op multiplayer, in which your fantasy archetype lays traps and wades into the fray themselves in the hope of defeating waves of marching monsters. Its ‘pre-alpha’ has been out on Steam Early Access for a short…

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  • Dote Night: The Training Wheels Of Wizardry

    … By Philippa Warr on December 17th, 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. Having spoken so much about Dota…

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