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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.

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

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    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.

  • Wot I Think: Hatoful Boyfriend

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 7 readers - 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Virginia Hands-On: 30 Flights Of Lynchian

    …By Alec Meer on September 30th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Virginia is an upcoming first-person ‘interactive drama’ infused with unabashed Twin Peaks and X-Files influences, which had already very much piqued the interest of Alice and Adam. I played a short demo build at the EGX games show over the weekend. It’s not fair on any game that’s primarily about…

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  • DG 2: Defense Grid 2 – Wot I Think

    …By Alec Meer on September 30th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Defense Grid 2 sees you building elaborate mazes of mounted guns which shoot, burn, zap, freeze and otherwise slaughter vast armies of dumb aliens who are attempting to steal ‘cores’ from a techno-thingy at the centre of the level. In other words, it’s tower defence. It’s also the sequel to one…

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  • Have You Played… Anachranox?

    …By Alec Meer on September 30th, 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. Aka ‘the one where a talking planet joins your party.’ Sure, Deus Ex gets all the Ion Storm cred, but let’s not forget that the other half of the John Romero-founded outfit also…

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  • The Lighthouse Customer: TUG

    …By Christopher Livingston on September 29th, 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, a little digging, a little building, and a lot of failing in survival crafting sandbox TUG. I’ve survived the survival modes of many survival games, and I…

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  • Editorial: We Need The BBC In Videogames

    …, the author noted that “Television is not merely a means of broadcasting; nor is it merely a means of presenting entertainment. It is the newest means of communication invented by man.” “Radio is the newest art and the newest social phenomenon,” wrote The Economist, in an article criticising television for too closely mimicking its forebears. “Why…

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  • Have You Played… You Have To Burn The Rope?

    …By Alec Meer on September 29th, 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. Yesterday’s meme, today! It is, however, always possible that some of you missed out on You Have To Burn The Rope, possibly the most fiendish and inscrutable game of 2008. 2008…

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  • Freeware Garden: The Videogame 50

    …By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on September 29th, 2014 at 11:00 am. Rob Fearon, the wonderful person responsible for Retro Remakes and all sorts of digital death Mantas, has decided to be vengeful and remind the world of the horrors of the infamous Cassette 50. Hence, The Videogame 50 compilation of fifty, mostly dreadful yet always fun/ny games you…

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  • Jennifer Hale Interview: From Metal Gear To Mass Effect

    …By John Walker on September 28th, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Every Sunday, we reach deep into Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s 141-year history to pull out one of the the best moments from the archive. This week, John’s interview with voice actress Jennifer Hale. This post was originally published July 27, 2011. Jennifer Hale has appeared in a great many more games…

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  • Have You Played… Star Wars: Republic Commando?

    …By Alec Meer on September 27th, 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. As we enter a phase of Star Wars in which everyone involved tries really hard to pretend those leaden prequel movies never happened, it’s worth remembering that not everything from…

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  • The RPS Bargain Bucket: Storms a’coming

    …By Cassandra Khaw on September 27th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. I think my country might be trying to kill my laptop. I’ve spent the day trying to cautiously balance a coffee cup in close proximity, while not jumping out of my skin at every flash of lightning. (Spoiler: Typing becomes a herculean ordeal when you have fingers jammed into your ears.) Still, so…

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  • S.EXE: Gone Home

    …By Cara Ellison on September 26th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Quentin Tarantino has a monologue about Top Gun in the little-known Hollywood metamovie Sleep With Me. In it, Tarantino discusses in his typical teenage terminology how Top Gun, as well as being a romantic Cold War macho-off, is a film about the main character coming to terms with his own…

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  • Wot I Think: Ancient Space

    …By Jim Rossignol on September 26th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Space games are having something of a renaissance of late, but it’s only in the fly-and-shoot genres that we’re seeing much concrete promise (specifically with the rise and rise of Elite: Dangerous). The RTS meanwhile still pines for Homeworld, and while there are a number of games on our space…

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  • What is going on in the gaming industry???

    …So many games these days, consist of high end marketing, with crazy amazing cinematic trailers and hyped up storyline’s, plot twists and game play teasers. Then why with today’s technology are we still shelling out for expensive special editions of utter crap, harsh? I don’t think so. Watch_Dogs was released May 27th this year. A recent example…

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