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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 ...

  • DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 29 readers - It’s QuakeCon O’ Year again, and you know what that means: Doooooooooom. No, seriously. Despite a Carmack-shaped hole in its heart, developer id Software has promised a big reveal. Apparently it’s for attendees’ eyes only, ...
  • S.EXE: Hentai Edition (NSFW)

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 43 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...

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  • Back From The Depths: Risen 3 Tries To Raise My Hopes

    … Risen 1 was 50% dark, strange brilliance and 50% a frustrating descent into grindy nothingness. Diarising that first, fascinating, cruel, strange half was one of my favourite experiences on RPS. Conversely, playing Risen 2 was one of the most deflating, despite it being about pirates and featuring a pet monkey. If you’ve got pirates and monkeys…

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  • 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…

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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…

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  • Love You All

    … Hey RPS, There was a time when I thought I’d never write this post. I still kind of can’t believe I am, to be honest. … [visit site to read more…

    10 readers - Nathan Grayson - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • Mode Seven Explain Why Frozen Cortex Left The Frendzone

    … Frozen Synapse developers Mode Seven have been quietly talking about changing the name of their exceedingly clever but regrettably-titled strategic robo-sports game Frozen Endzone for some time now. Tired of all the friendzone puns and concerned about how much it overstated the American Football aspect, they’ve only gone and done it. Frozen…

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  • Bird-Brained: Nelly Cootalot’s On Greenlight

    … The extremely lovely point and click adventure Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy appeared when RPS was but a fledgling chick, not sure how to arrange text and images. The game, however, knew exactly how to arrange such things, the sweetest love letter from boyfriend to girlfriend, and a damned funny little adventure too. Last year saw a sequel…

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  • Editorial: Why Steam Needs To Give New Releases A Chance

    … Valve can’t win. And Valve always wins. That’s a fair starting point for any discussion about Steam. From their vastly dominant position, with a concerning grip over the online PC marketplace, they’re both the bane and the boon of PC developers. If Valve makes a decision, you can guarantee that there will be more voices screaming dissent than…

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  • The RPS Bargain Bucket: International Tiger

    … There’s a certain poetry to the recent schedule of sporting events. First, we had the World Cup, which was rather widely celebrated (and criticized.) Now, we have the International, which is somewhat less maligned but just as adored. I’m of the opinion that the Olympics will probably never open a sub-section for esports, but it’s rather…

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  • S.EXE: Hentai Edition (NSFW)

    … 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 main reason being that I couldn’t find one that appealed to my personal libido and I am very selfish. (Though when living…

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  • Origami Army: Upside Down Dimensions

    … Yesterday, Alice had a public rumination about what games news is/should be/can be, and it’s true to say that’s something which preoccupies all of us on RPS to some degree these days. In a world of instant headlines, Twitter, and charismatic people who can record response videos to anything within seconds of it happening, what purpose does…

    11 readers - Alec Meer - Rock, Paper, Shotgun -
  • DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

    … It’s QuakeCon O’ Year again, and you know what that means: Doooooooooom. No, seriously. Despite a Carmack-shaped hole in its heart, developer id Software has promised a big reveal. Apparently it’s for attendees’ eyes only, but I will do my best to convey the big moment with the mightiest BFG of them all: language. Join me below as I semi…

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