Spam bots have existed almost since the first day the internet came into existence, so it's no surprise that they're pretty much everywhere, from dating apps to email chains to fake Facebook profiles


PC Building Simulator booting up in autumn
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 July 2017, 9:41 am
PC Building Simulator [official site] is not a game where your hand gets caught in a CPU fan and the PC spins round and round on your fingertip as wacky physics send everything in your workspace flying. Bumping the case as you insert a hard drive will not make your graphics card explode. Trying to […]


Have You Played… Tribal Wars?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 July 2017, 10:30 am
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Oh god. When I think of Tribal Wars [official site] all I feel is a deep, clamouring shame. You see, as a stressed and skint student I became the leader of a hundred villages. I walked […]


Deep Space Transports Vs Blockade Runners
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 July 2017, 10:59 am
Or Occator vs ViatorWell I am training one of my characters to be a transport pilot in high sec. To me this has several utilities.1. Transport of PI from WH to market.2. Transport of ganking ships and fits to where its needed.3. Moving stuff to


Fable Fortune clucks into early access
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 July 2017, 8:33 am
Fable Fortune, the card battler spun off from Lionhead’s chicken-kicking RPG, has entered paid early access. This might be the final Fable game, an odd survivor which was meant to be a small side game but fled to independence after Microsoft closed Lionhead Studios and cancelled Fable Legends. Fable Fortune is a collectible card game […]


Planet Coaster DLC adds Munsters, BTTF, Knight Rider
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 July 2017, 6:58 am
The first licensed rides have arrived in theme park-builder Planet Coaster [official site], and they’re certainly not what I’d expected. The Munsters, Back to the Future, and Knight Rider have arrived with packs offering themed scenery pieces, special effects, and go-karts for £2 apiece. Heck yes I want people racing in DRAG-U-LA, a hot rod […]


It’s not uncommon for movies to undergo reshoots, but none are as interesting and possibly tone-changing as the redux of Justice League


It turns out when everyone in Westeros says winter is coming it actually means a lot more than a flurry of snow and a change in the seasons


The Morning After: Tuesday, July 25th 2017
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Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

The big news in tech this morning? Microsoft's 32-year-old Paint program. Oh -- and we're expecting a new phone or two from Motorola. It's that kind of day.




Wot I Think: Aven Colony
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 July 2017, 4:19 am
My stint as the governor of an off-world colony has gone a bit pear-shaped. I’ve got aliens to worry about, toxic fumes are floating in from the east, lightning has set fire to my farms and shards are falling from the heavens, smashing into my vulnerable habitats. If that’s not enough of a pain in […]


Communal Combat Mission: Turn 11
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 July 2017, 4:30 am
Every year I run a communal Combat Mission skirmish in which RPS readers attempt to outwit and outfight CM’s decidedly dangerous AI. Turns span 60 seconds and rarely go according to plan. Late-war and Eastern Front, this year’s scrap takes place in a German-held Baltic port. Ten turns after leaving their deployment zone, the commenter-controlled Soviets […]


Tech Hunters: Opening up new worlds with the Nintendo GameBoy
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 July 2017, 3:00 am

You have to hand it to Nintendo: the company knows how to change the way people play video games. As millions of gamers getting to grips with the Switch, which delivers A+ games on-the-go as well as it does docked at home, many will remember the console that pioneered the concept of portable gaming: the GameBoy.

Launched in Japan in 1989, the GameBoy sold over 300,000 in its first two weeks and over 100 million in total. The 8-bit handheld console supported small interchangeable cartridges and its monochromatic display could screen render games in four different colors of gray, but thanks to titles like the side-scrolling Super Mario Land, Kirby's Dream Land and Tetris, consumers just couldn't get enough of it.

With so many units sold, there's a plethora of handsets still available to quench your retro gaming needs, as Julia Hardy discovered in Croydon. But what if we could open up new worlds on the portable brick? We'll hand it over to Simon Ellis from Retrogamebase to see what else we can get it to do.




PREY – #06 – Through The Looking Glass – Dungeon Crawl
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 July 2017, 3:11 am
Explore (and hopefully survive) the corridors of Talos 1 in PREY with Pokey and Livvy every Monday and Thursday! Opening Theme “Water Main” by Brad [...]


Northgard’s latest faction deploys armoured bears
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 July 2017, 3:54 pm
Shield maidens and armoured bears have arrived in strategic Viking ’em up Northgard [official site] with the addition of a new faction. The Clan of the Bear have come from the north to cause trouble and conquer the land with their hardiness and, y’know, flipping great big armoured bears. Northgard is still in early access […]


What I learned playing Dota 2 with a professional player
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 July 2017, 4:00 pm
Our James ventured out of unranked solo queue and ended up on a Dota 2 [official site] team captained by a professional player and being streamed to thousands as some of the most famous casters in the scene commentated his efforts. No pressure, then! Here’s a little account of what happened and some advice for […]


Wot I Think: The End Is Nigh
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 July 2017, 4:30 pm
You can’t walljump. For me, this is what defines The End Is Nigh [official site], the hardcore platformer from Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel. McMillen’s last co-created platformer was Super Meat Boy, a game that made simply moving left and right a kinetic joy. The End Is Nigh is by comparison a slower but no […]


Middle-earth: Shadow of War will have a much tougher job than its predecessor, largely because few expected Shadow of Mordor to be any good


Nightfire Tengu
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 July 2017, 4:00 pm
Strategic Cruisers can now wear skins.


YC119.29 – Agentur für Arbeit
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 July 2017, 4:05 pm
Seit Dienstag läuft das Event The Agency. Bei diesem geht es zur Abwechslung mal nicht um eine spezifische Gruppe, die in New Eden Chaos verbreitet, sondern es gibt Belohnungen für fast jeden Kampf gegen s. Ich habe etwas damit herumgespielt,


One weekend with the 'Destiny 2' beta
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 July 2017, 3:51 pm

It's easy to think of the original Destiny as a large-scale, highly polished test run for Bungie's vision of the future of video games. When Destiny came out in September 2014, it was unclear whether an MMO-style first-person shooter could even work on consoles, and it wasn't guaranteed players would be able to reliably connect to the servers over the game's lifetime. We're talking about an online-focused game that landed on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 alongside current-generation consoles, back before Rocket League, Smite or Overwatch invaded the living room. Back when the industry knew something like Destiny was possible, but not whether it would be popular or profitable.

Bungie tweaked Destiny over the game's lifetime, incorporating fan feedback into add-ons like The Taken King and Rise of Iron, and players have stuck around for the ride. Last week, fans got their hands on Destiny 2 for the first time in an open beta across Xbox One and PlayStation 4 -- and though the test was supposed to end over the weekend, it was extended through July 25th. Now that Bungie has proven Destiny's success, the sequel is a chance to truly push the medium forward and leverage a new ecosystem of connected consoles.

So, what's new in Destiny 2? Engadget associate editor Timothy J. Seppala and senior reporter Jessica Conditt dive in and report back.




RPS Suggests: Excellent Espionage
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 July 2017, 2:00 pm
RPS Suggests is where we put forward our own ideas for new games, or changes to old games, or anything else. Think of it like backseat driving for the games industry. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a strategy game possessed of turns, tiles, and pretensions of grandeur, must be in want of an […]


DungeonScript is a simple browser tool for building dungeon crawlers
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 July 2017, 2:15 pm
If you are reading this now, you could instead be making your own dungeon crawler. That’s the magic of DungeonScript [official site], a fairly simple browser-based game-making tool intended for first-person dungeon crawlers. After a little studying, you could be making your own dungeon crawlers and sharing them online for us all to play. DungeonScript […]


The Man from Annuminas
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 July 2017, 2:15 pm
In preparation for the coming Mordor expansion, and specifically what plans our potential group should have come the launch, I have been back and playing in Middle-earth. It is the usual mixture of wonder and exasperation. I got out a champion in our


A Twitter joke gave rise to a truly original soccer game
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 July 2017, 1:30 pm

The internet has a fantastic ability to embrace a joke, and then beat it to death faster than you can mumble "my name's Jeff." From Hobo With a Shotgun and Kung Fury through to Goat Simulator and Snakes on a Plane, what works as a 60-second gag rarely has staying power.

Source: Behold the Kickmen




Stalkerish: Survarium adds first PvE mission
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 July 2017, 12:58 pm
The most exciting part of Survarium [official site] has always been the dream that it might one day become essentially an unofficial S.T.A.L.K.E.R. sequel. Survarium studio Vostok Games was founded by folks who formerly worked on the celebrated open-world FPS-RPG series, Survarium is set in a very similar irradiated world of artifact hunters, and Vostok […]


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