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  • Hello: Videogames Are For Everybody

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    By RPS on September 8th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. It’s time for us to talk about a difficult and complicated series of issues which have affected the gaming community in recent weeks. This is one of those times when we’ve had to take a deep breath and just wait. It’s hard to do that, sometimes. We do like to say our piece.

  • Opinion: Maybe Microsoft Buying Mojang Is A Good Thing?

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 5 readers - By John Walker on September 15th, 2014 at 4:00 pm. The news that Mojang is to be sold to Microsoft undoubtedly causes a lot of upset for some. Minecraft, more cultural phenomenon than game at this point, has had a breadth of appeal unlike almost any other game. And Microsoft aren’t exactly at the top of most PC games player’s Christmas card lists.
  • Wot I Think: Runers

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 5 readers - By Alec Meer on September 12th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Runers is a top-down, roguelikelikelikelike/shmup hybrid which plays a little like The Binding Of Isaac, but without the nightmare foetuses and with DIY spells instead. It’s out now, and I’ve spent a little time fiddling with its fireballs. Here’s what I made of it.
  • Hard Choices: How To Choose The Right CPU

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 6 readers - By Jeremy Laird on September 11th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Apparently, some of you don’t dedicate every waking hour to keeping up with PCI Express lane counts, silicon production nodes and CPU socket redundancy.
  • Marina, Aqua Marina: Unknown Worlds’ Subnautica

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 4 readers - By Alec Meer on September 9th, 2014 at 12:00 pm. No-one in their right mind would have put down money on ‘sandbox submarine adventure‘ being the next project from the creators of human vs alien FPS/RTS crossbreed Natural Selection. I did, however, and as a result I became a billionaire.

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  • Wot I Think: Risen 3 (aka The Risen 3 Report Finale)

    …What did I think of Risen 3 – Titan Lords, Piranha Bytes’ low fantasy, pirate-themed roleplaying game? I wrote nine diaries about it, primarily focusing on the absurd, and I was variously accused of sneering unreasonably and giving too much attention to something that didn’t warrant it. Both were probably correct, but my riposte to either is that I…

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  • Free Copies of Enclave, East India Company Gold, More

    …By Alec Meer on September 17th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. OK, I’ve just done this myself, so if it does turn out to be in any way dodgy at least you can rest assured that I’ll be in the same trouble as anyone else who takes a punt on it. So far as I can tell though, it’s simply a promotional stunt for a German download portal called DLH.NET. To anyone who…

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  • The Masterplan Early Access Impressions

    …By Alec Meer on September 16th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. The Masterplan is a real-time, top-down, strategyesque game about casing the joint then robbing it, using a small handful of silent, surly crooks to smash, grab and take hostages. It’s out on Steam Early Access & Humble now. Clowns to the left of it, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck…

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  • Opinion: Maybe Microsoft Buying Mojang Is A Good Thing?

    …By John Walker on September 15th, 2014 at 4:00 pm. The news that Mojang is to be sold to Microsoft undoubtedly causes a lot of upset for some. Minecraft, more cultural phenomenon than game at this point, has had a breadth of appeal unlike almost any other game. And Microsoft aren’t exactly at the top of most PC games player’s Christmas card lists…

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  • Wot I Think: Runers

    …By Alec Meer on September 12th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Runers is a top-down, roguelikelikelikelike/shmup hybrid which plays a little like The Binding Of Isaac, but without the nightmare foetuses and with DIY spells instead. It’s out now, and I’ve spent a little time fiddling with its fireballs. Here’s what I made of it. Runers is a [non-controversial…

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  • Hard Choices: How To Choose The Right CPU

    …By Jeremy Laird on September 11th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Apparently, some of you don’t dedicate every waking hour to keeping up with PCI Express lane counts, silicon production nodes and CPU socket redundancy. I know, some people, eh? But with that in mind, plus the tendency for product-driven reportage to get a bit jargon heavy, not to mention some…

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  • The Risen 3 Report, Day 9: A Haircut That Means Business

    …By Alec Meer on September 11th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. This will be the penultimate Risen 3 Report; the next and final one will be a Wot I Think. I’ve held my cards close to my chest about how I feel about this RPG, and very soon it’s time to reveal all. Apologies if you wanted these to continue FOREVER or something, but it’s simply time to turn my…

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  • Rover’s Return: Extra Extrasolar

    …By Alec Meer on September 9th, 2014 at 6:00 pm. Browser-based planetary exploration/photography/conspiracy/ARG oddity Extrasolar was a smart idea that offered beautiful rendered ‘photos’ of an alien world as you remotely steered a rover across it, but it was eventually laid low by repetition (and amateur dramatics). I said so here, and as we all…

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  • The Risen 3 Report, Day 8: How To Sit Down

    …By Alec Meer on September 9th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. The story so far of my adventures in ambitious but cracked roleplaying game Risen 3 is here. I’m still engaged on my long quest to learn magic, which for some reason involves compiling multiple mining reports for a rather brusque fellow, and it’s been hard work. The kind of work that causes a guy…

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  • Marina, Aqua Marina: Unknown Worlds’ Subnautica

    …By Alec Meer on September 9th, 2014 at 12:00 pm. No-one in their right mind would have put down money on ‘sandbox submarine adventure‘ being the next project from the creators of human vs alien FPS/RTS crossbreed Natural Selection. I did, however, and as a result I became a billionaire. Unfortunately I then put down a billion quid on Destiny…

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  • Salt: The Continuing Adventures Of A Man With A Boat

    …By John Walker on September 8th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. It hadn’t been my plan to keep playing Salt over the weekend, but that’s what happened. The early access (although not yet Steam Early Access) game has only been out for two weeks, but the alpha is already receiving regular updates. Following my first adventures, I’ve been videoing my progress…

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  • Hello: Videogames Are For Everybody

    …By RPS on September 8th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. It’s time for us to talk about a difficult and complicated series of issues which have affected the gaming community in recent weeks. This is one of those times when we’ve had to take a deep breath and just wait. It’s hard to do that, sometimes. We do like to say our piece. But sometimes you have to wait…

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  • Wot I Think: Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition

    …By Alec Meer on September 5th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition is a game about killing zombies. Lots of lots of zombies, and then lots and lots more. Previously the series has been set primarily in a mall, but now it moves to a GTA-style open-world city. The clock’s ticking, and you – and anyone you can rescue – need to find…

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  • Syndicate Remake Satellite Reign GIFs Us An Update

    …By Alec Meer on September 5th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. “I wonder what’s going on with Syndicate remake/spiritual sequel Satellite Reign?” I asked myself yesterday. “It’s been a while since we heard anything about it. Oh God, maybe it’s dead, oh no, please”, I panicked, before realising that “heard” would involve “games sites covering it”, which meant…

    2 readers - Alec Meer - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Satellite Reign - Syndicate -
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