• 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. And not at an altogether offensive price either, at least for one of the new 3D chipset ...

  • The RPS Bargain Bucket: Angry Pigeons

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    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.
  • Wot I Think: Alien – Isolation

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 6 readers - By Adam Smith on October 3rd, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Alien: Isolation is Creative Assembly’s first-person survival horror take on Ridley Scott’s Alien. No predators, no marines, no swarms of xenomorphs. This time it’s not war. Instead, we have one space station, one creature and one Amanda Ripley, locked in an apparent cycle of terror.
  • The Magic Circle Hands-On: Visiting Development Hell

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 6 readers - By Alec Meer on October 7th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. The Magic Circle is the first game from Question, LLC, the new studio from Jordan Thomas, he of Thief 3′s The Cradle, BioShock 2, BioShock: Infinite and many more. It’s a systems-driven first-person exploration adventure about a years-in-development game of uncommon ambition, and it’s about rewriting its rules from the inside while t ...
  • Goodness, Welcome Philippa Warr To The RPS Hivemind!

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 6 readers - By John Walker on September 29th, 2014 at 4:00 pm. Horace is finally back from his shopping trip, and we are very excited to welcome the latest member of the RPS family. It is none other than Philippa Warr! Yippee! Please say your nicest hellos below. We were inundated with incredible applications for the job we advertised a couple of months ago, and Pip’s application stood out splendidly.

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  • Tunnel Vision: Alien Eyes Sore Jubilation

    … of the DK2 hardware. The Oculus and the game feel like a natural fit, and I really hope someone’s able to finesse the VR support a little more. Hell, I’m just going to do a list for this. This is what worked best: Leaning. Physically leaning to see what’s going on – and what might be approaching you – is a hell of a thing for a stealth game, and I’m…

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  • Wot I Think: FarSky

    … depths or tanks which hold more air just by farming the right metals and clicking a button, for instance. Then there are ‘energy orbs’ harvested from certain seaweed, from which lights and ‘stunning spears’ can be built. This really isn’t sub-aquatic Robinson Crueso, despite at least leaning in that direction Hell, never mind, this is Minecraftbut…

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  • Retro DayZ: DoomZ Alpha Impressions

    … By Alec Meer on October 21st, 2014 at 1:00 pm. “This is a a remake of DayZ but made in a superior engine in which zombies can’t just walk through walls.” I love that. Puritanism in zombie games. If there was a Mojo magazine for games, “Doom is still the best engine in the world” would be its “the Beatles are still the best band in the world…

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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…

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  • The Flare Path: And The Judgement Of Solomon

    … of the campaign engine. Sadly, some chose to vent that disappointment by cluster-bombing the sim’s Metacritic page with misleading and malicious ’0 out of 10′ user reviews. On Tuesday, the situation prompted a rather desperate forum appeal from the team’s Lead Community Manager, Zak “Pilots. There’s quite a picturesque scene on our page at…

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  • Dreadnought: That’s No Moon

    …By Alec Meer on October 17th, 2014 at 10:00 am. Somehow we haven’t written about Yager’s flying battleship combat game Dreadnought since going COR BLIMEY YEAH I’LL HAVE A BIT OF THAT PLEASE THANK YOU back during E3 week. Time to correct that. Time to correct that with massive great spaceships. This in-game footage is a little bittersweet…

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  • Back To Eldritch

    …, it has its hooks in my mind. Eldritch is a game for a certain mood. I’m not sure I was entirely in that mood the first time I played it. I couldn’t see past its influences, and so couldn’t see it. On the other hand, the first time I played it I didn’t get to punch penguins. But that’s not really the point. Eldritch looks like Minecraft: get over…

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  • Games Critic Cancels Campus Talk After ‘Massacre’ Threat

    … shooting threat but because of Utah’s open carry laws police wouldn’t do firearm searches.” The full text of the email sent to Utah State university follows: This came days after game developer Brianna Wu and her family fled their house, after being sent death and rape threats which included her home address, in response to her Twitter criticism…

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  • Wot I Think: Gabriel Knight 20th Anniversary

    … By Richard Cobbett on October 15th, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Well, 21st Anniversary really, but who’s counting? Gabriel Knight 20th Anniversary Edition is a chance to return to 1993 to re-experience the Schattenjager’s first case, but has it stood the test of time? Note to anyone who hasn’t played it, this is mostly going to be looking at the game…

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  • Have You Played… Long Live The Queen?

    …By Alec Meer on October 13th, 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. Halfway between visual novel and ultra-specific RPG, Long Live The Queen is a surprisingly brutal matter of trying to stay alive when everyone – and everything – wants you dead…

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  • Letters From Nowhere: Silent Hills

    …. It’s not that I’m getting better. Body Horror Silent Hill 2′s monsters are manifestations of its mysteries. Later entries in the series have been rightly criticised for recycling iconic creatures until they become mascots rather than meaningful entities. The unnecessary reuse of the creature known as Pyramid Head is most often the target…

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  • Have You Played… Eve Online?

    …By Jim Rossignol on October 12th, 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. There are MMOs, and there’s Eve Online. There are space games, and there is the space game which is a thriving, living universe populated by thousands of players and brought…

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