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  • S.EXE: Groin Gravitators

    Published at Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 31 readers

    My circumstances have changed yet again as I make my way around the world on a silly adventure with game developers. I find myself writing this week’s S.EXE in the muggy heart of the most boisterous American city, New York. It is currently pissing it down, and yet, as my f...

  • The RPS Ultra Super Perfectly Coifed GaymerX Chat Show

    Published at Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 31 readers

    For so many reasons (many of which I’ll elaborate on soon), GaymerX raised the bar for game conventions in my mind. I usually come away from these things drained and a little bit sad, a B.O.-scented ball of cynicism, but GaymerX actually left me energized after it came to ...

  • S.EXE: Hentai Edition (NSFW)

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 45 readers - I have been aware, for a while at least, that for S.EXE you wanted me to do something on Hentai/eroge/H games, and so this week I fulfilled your wish with Da Capo. For a pretty long time I didn’t want to cover Hentai, the m...
  • The Wicked And The Weird: Darkwood Impressions

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 15 readers - I’ve been looking forward to Darkwood for a long time. It’s a top-down survival horror game with crafting elements, but early videos contained a hint of surrealism that helped the game to stand out from the crowd. Now that ...

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  • Cardboard Children – Sidibaba

    … Hello youse! Sidibaba sidibaba. Sidibaba sidibaba sidibaba. Sidibaba. Sidibaba sidibaba sidibaba. Now, I know this looks like I’m just trying to flesh out my word count by repeating gibberish, the way a writer on Buzzfeed might do. But no, Sidibaba is actually the name of a board game. And it’s a really enjoyable word to say. Try it yourself…

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  • The Lighthouse Customer: Factorio

    … Each Monday, Chris Livingston visits an early access game and reports back with stories about whatever he finds inside. This week, building efficient machines to make other efficient machines in strategy game Factorio. I’ve got coal-powered drills digging up resources, mechanical arms collecting the raw materials, and conveyor belts…

    9 readers - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Factorio -
  • Wot I Think: Bik

    … Sometimes, you get a little glimpse of how you’re perceived by the world. That can be flattering, like when you leave a suicide note and hide in the wardrobe while everyone starts improvising really sweet eulogies over a human beatbox. Then there’s this line of an email, which neatly captures why I was considered appropriate for this review…

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  • DevLog Watch: Everything Will Be Procedural Eventually

    … How many in-development games are there? There are infinite numbers of in-development games. Unfortunately not every one of those in-development games can afford the time or money to produce eye-catching trailers or to send out brain-catching press releases. Instead their harried creators make short GIFs and blog furiously about feature design…

    8 readers - Graham Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Sunday Review: The BG archive for the week of 7/21/14

    … Piles of SDCC 2014 news hit the site this week and dominated our headlines with word from Marvel, Dark Horse, and more. If you’re looking for reviews, we published a flood of DVD revs and a look at one of the best games of the year- The Wolf Among Us episode 5. FEATURES Feature Friday: Nintendo and its relationship with third parties…

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  • The Sunday Papers

    … Sundays are for returning from an extended absence to find that you’ve read little of the best games writing from the past week. Can we scrape it together anyway? Yes, with teamwork we can. I haven’t had a chance to read this lengthy Brendan Vance article yet, but reader A Person On The Internet (and many others) assure me its excellent…

    10 readers - Graham Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Saturday Radar: GamesRadar’s best for the week of 7/21/14

    … How Destiny is nothing like Halo, why the ‘angry gamer’ stereotype needs to die, and 11 hysterical gaming glitches, all in this edition of the Radar. 8 ways Destiny is in NO WAY similar to Halo Think Destiny, Bungie and Activision’s newest FPS, looks a wee bit like Microsoft’s classic gaming franchise? Well, you’d probably be right in some…

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  • The RPS Bargain Bucket: Cat Dog World

    … It’s Comic-Con International 2014, and you know what that means. It’s time for grand announcements about new intellectual properties, gossip about beloved cult TV series, and a truckload of thematically appropriate bargains. (And anecdotes about questionable behaviour, but those appear to be inexorably tied to the convention experience. Sigh…

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  • The Wicked And The Weird: Darkwood Impressions

    … I’ve been looking forward to Darkwood for a long time. It’s a top-down survival horror game with crafting elements, but early videos contained a hint of surrealism that helped the game to stand out from the crowd. Now that it has launched in Early Access, I’ve spent an hour exploring the early stages. It’s a slow-paced Teleglitch, a survival…

    15 readers - Adam Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Darkwood -
  • Feature Friday: Nintendo and its relationship with third parties

    … Nintendo doesn’t need to compromise any more than they already have for third parties. They should continue to do what is best for themselves, while still working with them. Many journalists and consumers alike have been calling for Nintendo to make ‘changes’ in order to court third party publishers. Unfortunately, many of the alternations…

    1 readers - Brutal Gamer -
  • Hands-On With Bedlam, The FPS About FPSes

    … I’m rocket-jumping over Helm’s Deep. I’m pinning Nazis to 1940s French churches with catapult bolts. I’m shooting Strogg-homages in metal corridors with a chunky, low-res shotgun, and frankly that much Quake IIiness is enjoyable enough in and of itself that it doesn’t need any era-mixing funny business anyway. I’m finding glitches…

    10 readers - Alec Meer - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Bedlam -


  • The Flare Path: Attends Battle Academy 2

    … At Battle Academy 2 students study Student, Rag Week is known as StuG Week, and mortarboards are made from actual mortars. I’ve spent a few days sampling the syllabus in Slitherine’s upcoming tactical TBS and, thus far, have found very few reasons to reach for my red biro. If you happen to be searching for a pacy WW2 wargame that won’t weary…

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  • Week in Tech: Nvidia’s Gaming Tablet, No More Moore

    … Nvidia has wheeled out its second effort at the obviously-not-actually-a-PC-but-does-interesting-things-with-PCs Shield gaming device. And this time it’s a tablet. Which is what it should have been in the first place. But doesn’t actually mean it’s automatically good idea. Still, it’s hard to imagine Shield the Second doing much worse than…

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  • Wot I Think: Gods Will Be Watching

    … Deconstructeam’s Ludum Dare entry Gods Will Be Watching is now a fully-realised game, released by oh-so-impish publishers Devolver Digital. Described as a “point and click thriller”, it’s, well, not that. It’s something else. Something… well, here’s wot I think: … [visit site to read more…

    14 readers - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Gods Will Be Watching -

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