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    • Two Year Talk: Interviewing Planetside 2’s Creative Director

      By Jim Rossignol on November 20th, 2014 at 6:00 pm. Planetside 2 is two years old today and still going strong. It’s a Planniversary, if you will. Ahem. I’ve written a bunch about my time with the game, including this. Yes, I like it a lot. One person who has been at the forefront of that long campaign of making me like something for two whole years, and who was also implic ...

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    • Wot I Think – Assassin’s Creed Unity

      By Alec Meer on November 14th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Assassin’s Creed Unity is the latest in Ubisoft’s series of historical-set open world action-adventure games. It stars a French nobleman named Arno Dorian, who becomes an Assassin (stealthy free-running dude battling against an evil conspiracy theory) in 18th century Paris, around the time of the French revolution.

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    • Games For Humanity, Part 2

      By Alec Meer on November 11th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Continuing and concluding our round-up of PC games to show people who feel that all games are culturally worthless, or are otherwise entirely uninterested in them. Part One is here, and I do strongly suggest you read it before this one if you missed it.

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  • Dragon Age: The Ferelden Scrolls #3 – Iron Bull’s Nipples*

    … By Alec Meer on November 25th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Continuing my Dragon Age: Inquisition diary. Earlier chapters here, and once again there are spoilers of a sort. I haven’t been super-impressed by my battlechums to date. Whenever I talk to Cassandra I feel as though she’s forever on the cusp of admonishing me for being late with my homework…

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  • Smite: The Aquila/SK Gaming EU Showdown

    … but had already spoken to his tutors about suspending studies for a year if the team qualified for Worlds. “I’m ready to commit to eSports,” he says. Realzx recently quit his job in order to focus on Smite. “I’ve played high level in every game since I was eleven years old – Firefall, Counter-Strike, World of Warcraft – and to finally…

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  • What Are You Playing This Weekend?

    … By Alice O'Connor on November 22nd, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Oh, sorry dear, I didn’t mean to go on, to dictate your every action this weekend. I only want what’s best for you, you know. Don’t pull that face. I do care about you, and about what you want. Go on, tell me: what are you playing this weekend? All right, all right, simmer down. Sometimes I…

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  • Dragon Age: The Ferelden Scrolls, Day 2: The Solas Effect

    … By Alec Meer on November 21st, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Continuing a Dragon Age: Inquisition diary. I seem to have found friends by default. They were just there when I performed my Act Of Ultimate Heroism (i.e. wavey green hand shtick) and now they won’t seem to go away. I already introduced you to the relentlessly serious Cassandra, a very, very…

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  • Week in Tech: SSD Update – It’s All About (NV)Me!

    … game, measure the frame rate. Things can get a bit more nuanced when it comes to various image quality settings and things like minimum frame rates versus averages, AMD Mantle versus Nvidia GameWorks, whatever. But, again, it’s generally not too hard to fathom how much cop a video card is. Not so for SSDs. If the early days of SSDs were a stuttering…

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  • Have You Played… King’s Bounty: The Legend?

    … By Alec Meer on November 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. It’s all too easy to be glum about 1c’s now long-running comedy-fantasy, strategy-RPG series, given its sequels’ resolute resistance to do almost anything new, but let’s put…

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  • The Ferelden Scrolls: A Dragon Age Diary, Part 1

    … to save the world instead (this sentiment is endorsed by a Sex Dwarf and Richard Elf’Brian, but I’ll get to them another time). With the hand-thing. I don’t know, it looks like a dollar store LED flashlight to me, but because it’s green and the big sky-thing is also green, she thinks it’s the answer. So I wave the hand-thing at the big green thing…

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  • These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things (In PC Games)

    … me yours. Night on Cydonia X-COM: UFO Defense, 1994 Any game can feature an unexpected trip to Mars these days. Most do, in fact. Oh, you’ve not got to that bit in Europa Universalis 4 yet? Back when I was 12 years old or thereabouts, finding my long-serving X-COM crew speeding towards the red planet for a climactic showdown on Cydonia, I could…

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  • Maniac Mansion 2 By Any Other Name: Thimbleweed Park

    … (not to mention Monkey Island), and they’re after $375k to make a spiritual sequel named Thimbleweed Park. A couple of years ago, this would have been cause to take the Happy-tank for a turn around around the block, but after Double Fine’s massively multi-funded Broken Age underwhelmed it’s hard to raise quite the same enthusiasm. Still, I’m not sure…

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  • An Hour With… Shelter Dev’s The Blue Flamingo

    … was then photographed and imported into the game. Even the explosion effects come from filming fireworks. Quick impressions plus some footage below, jazz-chums. It’s very much a shmup, and not, in my brief experience with it, a skyscraping one in any regard other than its aesthetics. It’s a scoreboard jobbie, in which you survive as long as you can in pretty…

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  • A Visit From The Goonie Squad: Crossing Souls

    … harmless monsters and unabashed toy promotion, in which no-one ever got hurt and everyone had a nice laugh at the end! Everything was better in the past, even though we didn’t have MP3s or the ability to inject microchips into our pets. Crossing Souls wants to be one of those cheerful, colourful cartoons, in which kids from an everyday American town…

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  • Just Cause 3’s Probably-Not-Maybe Multiplayer

    … By Alice O'Connor on November 18th, 2014 at 9:00 am. Will Just Cause 3 have multiplayer? Just Cause 2‘s wonky-but-ace Multiplayer Mod showed that – surprise surprise – running and driving and flying and grappling-hooking and exploding all around an open world with your chums can be pretty fun. An actual, proper, polished multiplayer mode could…

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  • Lost Ark Is A Very Pretty, Over The Top Diablo Competitor

    … By Graham Smith on November 17th, 2014 at 10:00 am. Play and complete Diablo 3 multiple times and you’ll eventually reach difficulty levels in which the mob count balloons and combat is enjoyable for frequency of popping, bursting, exploding enemies. This eight minute Lost Ark trailer begins with dozens of enemies being fought and dismembered…

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  • What Are You Playing This Weekend?

    … By Laura Kate Dale on November 15th, 2014 at 11:00 am. I am going back and playing one of my favourite games this weekend, RPS readers, one of those games I return to once every year or so to remind myself why I play games. I’m going to smile, I’m probably going to cry, I’m going to throw myself back into To The Moon. To The Moon is one…

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  • Babies and Games

    …. But, y’know, it’s Holiday Season. Games a’comin’. Dragon Age, Far Cry, Elite – games which require a huge time investment, games which can’t be played in 15 minute chunks while the kid’s distracted by a yoghurt or Iggle Piggle. Am I just not going to play those? I don’t think I’ve ever missed a Bioware game (though some I wish I had) before. I know my…

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