Rocket League Rivals brings absurd car-based soccer to the real world
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 February 2018, 11:30 am

This week Hot Wheels unveiled Augmoto, an AR-enhanced course that makes the brand's track races a lot more video game-like. However, in the other direction it's also introducing Rocket League Rivals, a remote control vehicle kit that brings the popular console game's madcap soccer-but-with-cars action into the real world. Based on the number of times our cars flipped over or ran off the track while playing at this week's Toy Fair, it seems to have captured the spirit of the game, at least.




The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 February 2018, 8:45 am

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. Once you return from Wakanda, you can check out SpaceX's next rocket launch and revisit our Apple HomePod review.




Free games of the week
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 February 2018, 7:00 am
Racing cars around, bashing into each other, throwing yourself or your friends off of the edge. This week you can play a fiendishly fun yet deviously simple car game, or scroll down and read about some strategic roguelikes where you must destroy your enemies and try to survive. If neither of these ideas take your […]


What are we all playing this weekend?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 February 2018, 5:00 am
Alice isn’t here this week, which means it falls to me to ask: what are you playing this weekend?



Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 8:00 pm
Token RulesInitial SetupTurn 2, everyone making early claims.Turn 3, things getting interesting.The Great Wall of the LionsDeveloping my positions in the South.Meanwhile, in the North Greyjoy moves inland.Lanister has moved towards King's Landing, but


One Piece: World Seeker’s anime piracy goes open-world
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 5:58 pm
Sometimes it feels like everyone and their dog is jumping on the open-world bandwagon, but pairing the free-wheeling cartoon pirate adventures of One Piece with a world that lets you bounce, swing and spin your way freely from fight to fight feels like a savvy call. Enter One Piece: World Seeker, studio Ganbarion’s ambitious-looking project […]


Subterranean ne’er-do-well sim Dungeons 2 free on GOG
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 6:34 pm
It’s about time we boarded up the windows here in the RPS treehouse for the weekend, but we leave you with a little gift, although admittedly a second-hand one. Presumably in an effort to drum up interest in the (quite good) Dungeons 3, Realmforge Studios have been giving away the second game in their Dungeon […]


Anyone been to Kisogo?
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 5:46 pm
As part of my travels I have been looking at systems that the in-game map says I haven’t been to. One of these places was Kisogo, a system I thought I had been to before. I was in the area and decided to drop in and dock, at the only station in


Atari will use cryptocurrency to bolster its online gambling business
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 7:14 pm

In its latest bid for relevance, Atari is glomming onto the cryptocurrency craze. The company is hoping to bolster its gambling business in Europe with Atari Token, according to Bloomberg. "Our aim is to take strategic positions with a limited cash risk, in order to best create value with the assets and Atari brand," CEO Frederic Chesnais noted in a release. Like Kodak and, err, Long Island Iced Tea before it, the stock market has responded favorably to the news, pushing Atari share prices up by over 60 percent after the company announced its intent to jump into cryptocurrency. Maybe now the company can afford to tell people what it's going to include in the Ataribox.

Source: Bloomberg




System Shock Remake development being ‘refocused’
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 4:03 pm
When we last reported on the Kickstarter-funded System Shock remake from Night Dive Studios, all sounded relatively well, and the team were gearing up to expand the scope of their plans, from making a straight remake into something more akin to a modern-day reboot for the series. Unfortunately, greater scope means a greater budget and […]


Blazblue Cross Tag Battle’s pricing & first DLC announced
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 3:21 pm
Sometimes you get a hankering to turn the Anime up to 11, and sometimes you need to go even further. Arc System Works, still sizzling with success after Dragon Ball FighterZ, are gearing up for a PC release of Blazblue Cross Tag Battle, a mashup of their long-running Blazblue series, Persona 4 Arena (a spinoff of the […]


Exoplanets Purifier
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 3:00 pm
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How to avoid Vive’s VR subscription price hike
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 12:39 pm
For the five of you that own an HTC Vive, I’ve got some bad news for you. At the end of March, the price of HTC’s Viveport subscription service is going up. In the UK, £6.99/month will become £8.99/month on March 22nd, with a similar price increase taking place across all 60+ countries where Viveport’s available. Fortunately, there’s […]


Spawn Point: The best JRPGs for total beginners
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 2:00 pm
Welcome back to Spawn Point, where we take an element from the world of gaming and explain what it is, why it’s worth your time and how you can dip your toes in and get involved. Last time, Brendan gave you a 101 course in Final Fantasy XII, a JRPG that recently got spruced up […]


Rainbow Six Siege Invitational’s Quarter-Finals are live
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 2:12 pm
It took a lot of tactical face-shooting to get here, but the virtual bloodbath that is the Six Invitational is in its final days. Down to just 8 teams, the final few matches will be playing out over the course of today and the weekend. At the time of writing, Brazil’s Faze Clan are in […]


A Hole in the North
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 1:15 pm
I heard Monday on comms that Pandemic Horde was packing up to move.  This was confirmed later via an article over at INN.  PH were going to leave their home in Fade, Pure Blind, and a bit of Cloud Ring, and move east to pick up space in


The Instance 515 - It Burns
Posted by The Instance: The Podcast for Lovers of Blizzard Games [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 1:07 pm
There are some interesting new insights into the future of Alliance and Horde that we get into today. Item squish is in effect. No more first aid? Looks like it. Year of the Dog gets WoW as well. Is Twitch helping or hurting? All that and more with Scott and Turpster!


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Orwell’s second season to kick off later this month
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 10:59 am
John enjoyed his time snooping around dystopian surveillance game Orwell, and if the bug I planted under his lapel can be believed, he’d be keen to play something else in a similar vein. Well he’s in luck. The second season of Orwell, subtitled Ignorance is Strength, is set to kick off soon. Putting you in […]


CCP reveal plans to crack down on EVE Online botters
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 12:11 pm
Like a lot of online games, EVE Online has a problem with botters – players who create automated bots to slave away in the asteroid mines. That problem only got worse since the MMO introduced its free-to-play ‘Alpha Clone’ accounts. Pressure from fans has led to this recent update on the EVE Online blog, in […]


Mafia III studio Hanger 13 suffers massive layoffs
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 9:35 am
Hanger 13 gave the world open-ended crime caper Mafia III, a game that is at once a formulaic GTA-style action game, and an impressive slice of the American South in the 1960s (with a few fictionalised elements letting the team interpret New Orleans a little more loosely). It seemed to do pretty well sales-wise but […]


Have you played… Superflight?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 10:30 am
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. A wingsuit sim/acrobatic challenge game with glorious scale and a breathtaking sense of speed. It flew under the radar last year – what doesn’t, these days? – but in these quieter weeks during the year’s cruellest […]


Hot Wheels' new AR track turns toy racing into a warzone
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 9:00 am

Hot Wheels may be known for little die-cast cars, but celebrating its 50th birthday this year doesn't mean it's stuck in the past. The brand's already given us AI-controlled racers and cars on virtual courses, but the one thing that's gone largely untouched is its signature plastic track. This year, Hot Wheels mixes things up with Augmoto, which takes the classic racing set and throws augmented reality on top of it. Now, road hazards and collisions can now look as cool as they do in your head, and each race becomes a lot more strategic.




Wot I Think: Fe
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 7:00 am
Fe is, I’m so pleased to report, utterly wonderful. I’ve no idea how to say it, whether it’s “Fee”, “Fey”, or maybe even “Iron”? It matters not. It is, perhaps, the most beautiful game I’ve ever seen. And playing it, swooping, running and leaping about in its world, has been a complete delight. And continues […]


Where The Water Tastes Like Wine flows out February 28
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 7:30 am
There are two things you should know about Where The Water Tastes Like Wine, the interactive fiction-ish anthology from Dim Bulb and Serenity Forge. One is that yer actual Sting is in it, supplying his dulcet tones to a hungry-looking wolfman who will narrate parts of the Americana odyssey. The second is that half of […]


The Flare Path: PIAT fails and PITA whales
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 February 2018, 8:00 am
Three of the first four Close Combat games are now back in legal circulation thanks to GOG.com and current licence holders, Slitherine. For years I’ve been telling myself that prolonged exposure to Combat Mission and Graviteam Tactics would make a long-term relationship with Atomic’s top-down tussle series – a series I loved dearly in the […]


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