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  • Dote Night: Why Dota 2 Is Navy Blue

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    By Philippa Warr on October 8th, 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. This column is something I wrote early this year and posted on my own blog.

  • Interview: Gearbox On Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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    By Paul Dean on September 30th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. With every new release, the Borderlands universe becomes increasingly ridiculous. It’s been happening for a while now, with the puns, the slapstick and the hidden pop culture references that pepper Borderlands 2 and further season its DLC. I’m hardly complaining, because I’ve gradually disengaged from the first-person shooter over ...

  • Week in Tech: Nvidia’s New GPUs Are Stupidly Good

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 8 readers - By Jeremy Laird on September 25th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Last week, Nvidia’s unstoppable NDA force ran up against the immovable object that is Week in Tech’s Thursday slot. Now it’s all out in the open and we can take in just what Nvidia has achieved with its new high performance Maxwell graphics. And not at an altogether offensive price either, at least for one of the new 3D chipset ...
  • Lo-Fi Let’s Play: Man-Eng – Master of Evil

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 6 readers - By Leigh Alexander on September 24th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. I’ve been doing a series of Let’s Play videos exploring old adventures, text games and lost design forms from the 1980s Apple IIe and Commodore 64 era. In a time when young men shout over new action games, I will talk softly over strange old ones.
  • The RPS Bargain Bucket: Angry Pigeons

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 6 readers - By Cassandra Khaw on October 4th, 2014 at 12:41 pm. I’m leaving on a jet plane, and I know exactly when I will be coming home – I suppose that disrupts some of the romanticism, doesn’t it? Alas. Anyway, I’ve been musing about something that was brought up in the comments in last week’s Bargain Bucket. What’s everyone’s stance on sites like cdkeys? They make me leery, obviously.
  • A Chat About Banner Saga-Powered Roguelike Bedlam

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 6 readers - By Alec Meer on October 16th, 2014 at 8:00 pm. A couple of weeks ago, a roguelike which uses the Banner Saga engine to create a rather attractive post-apocalyptic cocktail of FTL, The Oregon Trail and XCOM popped up on Kickstarter. Bedlam’s around $90k into its $130k goal, with just eight days left on the clock.

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  • How To Make STALKER: Call of Pripyat A Survival Game

    … to the .exe and flag it to run as an admin each time. Now to finish things off. Run the game, navigate to the options and then controls. Unbind quicksave. You heard me! Do it. What good is survival if you’ve got nothing to live for? You can read more Survival Week articles over here. …

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  • The Lighthouse Customer: Windward

    … By Christopher Livingston on October 20th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Each Monday, Chris Livingston visits an early access game and reports back with stories about whatever he finds inside. This week, sailing the shimmering, procedurally generated seas of action RPG Windward. Glimmering seas and snapping sails. Pirate ships and plundered booty…

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  • The Clothes Off His Back: Neo Scavenger Diary #1

    …By Adam Smith on October 20th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Neo Scavenger is one of the best turn-based RPGs I’ve ever played. Although still in Early Access, it has oodles of content and has received several hefty updates since I first played it. As part of Survival Week, I decided to document a single playthrough of the game. No quicksaves, no restarts…

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  • Have You Played… UnReal World?

    … By Adam Smith on October 20th, 2014 at 3:30 pm. Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. This has nothing to do with the popular FPS series, Unreal. It’s much more interesting. UnReal World has been a mainstay on various hard drives that I’ve owned since I first…

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  • Surviving Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure

    … survival games, you can customise your living space with chaise longue, vases and rockeries, as well as grow things in your garden. Not to eat, admittedly. But if the flowers get sad, then your garden isn’t a happy place. SURVIVAL TIP #5 If you’re a princess, hire a gardener. That this game was originally released in 2012 (although has only just appeared…

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  • Survival Games Are Important

    … in the translation to either film or board games. You are still, of course, collecting lots of things, by punching trees and punching dirt and punching animals, but survival mechanics have an odd way of justifying a lot of traditionally abstract, bullshit-ish game mechanics, or of making technological fanciness relevant to actual mechanics. For me, that’s…

    3 readers - Graham Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Sunday Review: The BG archive for the week of 10/12/14

    … Wow was this a packed week of content as we had more NYCC coverage, a pair of new iPads were announced, Warner Bros tok the wraps off their DC Movie slate, we went behind the scenes on Halloween: Otome, and -of course- our continuing Brutal Gamer’s Month of Terror series of news and reviews raged on. NYCC 2014 NYCC 2014: Batman introduces…

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  • Have You Played… Mirror’s Edge?

    …By Graham Smith on October 19th, 2014 at 3:30 pm. Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Some people install the latest Crysis game whenever they buy a new PC, to push their upgraded hardware to its limit. I install Mirror’s Edge. If I want to feel good about my…

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  • John And Kieron Argue About Limbo

    …By RPS on October 19th, 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, we revisit August 4th 2011 to find John and Kieron bickering about influential platformer Limbo. Having played and reviewed Limbo, John found himself at the end…

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  • It Takes A Village: Wurm Online And The Value Of Tedium

    …. As an experiment, I’ve recorded an audio version of this article which you can listen to below. The background audio track is Long Summer by Tom E. Morrison, from the more recent Wurm Online soundtrack. This is the first time I’ve done anything like this, so please be kind – though any constructive feedback is appreciated.…

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  • The Sunday Papers

    …, but the trance has been broken. I was therefore happy to read the few spoilers in this article and interview with the game’s creator, about the game’s ‘ending’ and other mysteries: One mystery of Desert Golfing that remains a topic of conversation is the “ending” to the game. Smith has said before that he expected an impossible hole…

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  • Saturday Radar: GamesRadar’s best for the week of 10/13/14

    …An awesome look at Far Cry 4′s deadly world of wonders highlights this week’s selection of stories that also includes some tougher than tough mods and some very hard to pronounce names. 10 ways to stay alive in Far Cry 4′s deadly world Like every Far Cry before it, FC4 is going to have a world that’s teeming with ways to, well, die. Far Cry 4, set…

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  • Have You Played… Luftrausers

    …By Alec Meer on October 18th, 2014 at 3:30 pm. Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Luftrausers is a stupid game. The planes can’t even fly properly! The planes can survive going underwater! The guns fire an infinite number of bullets bigger than the plane itself! Yes…

    3 readers - Alec Meer - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Luftrausers -
  • The RPS Bargain Bucket: Cat-llergical Problems

    … triple-A talent. And the Shiny Loot 8 is no different. As of the time of writing, we have seven games up for grabs, with an additional three sitting anxiously in the wings. There’s Unearthed, which is like Uncharted but with a different regional slant and Lylian, which puts players in the role of a smiling asylum resident. Crazy Machines provide…

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