Little Nightmares 2 explores new horrors next year
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 5:56 pm
The doughy and wonderfully unpleasant horrors of Little Nightmares will return next year in a sequel, Bandai Namco announced today. Little Nightmares II will send us out into the wider world as another spooky wee kid, this time a lad with a paper bag on our head, and our yellow-coated pal from the first game […]


We’re summoning a ghost to interview the top strategy devs at PAX West
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 3:43 pm
On the night of Friday 20th August, at PAX West in Seattle, RPS will raise the dead. Using techniques too dreadful to comprehend, we shall puncture the mortal veil like a sheet of wet tissue paper, and drag something back from the other side. That spirit will be Ghoastus, the Roman Ghost: our first fully […]


Amplitude Studios, as far as I’m concerned, created the greatest 4X game we’ve yet seen in Endless Legend; but they’re looking to outdo themselves in historic fashion with their latest endeavour, Humankind. This brand new 4X turn-based strategy title was unveiled during Sega’s section of this year’s Gamescom – and oh boy, does it look […]


Kerbal Space Program 2 is coming with official multiplayer
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 3:00 pm
A sequel is coming for silly-yet-serious space build-o-exploration sim Kerbal Space Program. Blasting off next year, Kerbal Space Program 2 will add fancy and far-flung features including interstellar travel, space colonies, and official multiplayer support. This announcement seemed sudden to me until I remembered that the first game officially left early access in 2015. Four […]


Endless Space devs announce Humankind, a historical 4X
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 3:03 pm
Following the sci-fi 4X strategy of Endless Space and fantasy 4X of Endless Legend, the next strategy game from Amplitude Studios has an even stranger setting: human history. They’ve just announced Humankind, a 4X strategy game which I will crudely describe as “sounding like Amplitude’s take on Civilization.” By which I mean it’s a turn-based […]


The Basement of Curiosity: Season One – recap and index
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 3:30 pm
Dwarf Fortress might be the most interesting game ever made. It might even be the best. But it’s certainly not the most accessible. It looks weird, its control scheme appears to be lifted from some sort of alien church organ, and a good proportion of its features are in fact collisions between the many, many […]


Comanche reborn as a multiplayer game with drones, somehow?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 3:33 pm
In their ongoing mission to capitalise on memories of PC gaming 1992-2006, THQ Nordic have announced a new Comanche game. The publishers say this is “based on” Novalogic’s Comanche sim series from the 90s, though the only similarity seems to be having helicopters. THQ Nordic say this here new Comanche is a “modern, team-based online […]


Modder Superior – How to turn Medieval 2: Total War into a big fantasy fight
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 12:00 pm
Every other Monday, Dominic gives you a reason to dust off one of your old games and dive into its mods with Modder Superior. It’s good to be king, and even better to be a sorcerer commanding a swarm of the undead. While the Total War series has grown into more fantastical settings by itself, […]


Xbox Game Pass game list for PC, plus all new games for August 2019
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 12:03 pm
The Xbox Game Pass for PC is two things: firstly, it’s quite a mouthful; and secondly, it’s the new subscription service by Microsoft that gives you access to a bunch of games from the Microsoft Store for a monthly price. New games are being added each month, and we’ve got details of all the Xbox […]


Come watch Gamescom's Opening Night Live stream here
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 1:00 pm
Tomorrow sees the start of Gamescom 2019, the German public games show that’s usually a little more low-key and less marketing-y than E3. We’ve sent some of the gang out there (including two of our most precious resource, Alices) to play and chat and report back, but a wee taster is coming tonight. Gamescom’s organisers […]


Every Google Stadia game announced so far
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 1:22 pm
Google held another one of their Stadia Connect conferences today, and this one was meant to be all about what games you’ll be playing in the “scary” cloud come November. Sure enough, there were new Stadia games aplenty announced this evening, with the biggest addition being Cyberpunk 2077. To help keep track of them all, […]


Apex Legends making Iron Crown event loot system less grubby after breaking promise to
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 10:38 am
Respawn Entertainment have said that Apex Legends event loot boxes “broke [their] promise” of trying to “do monetisation in a way that felt fair.” The new Iron Crown event whammed a load of new cosmetic doodads into loot boxes, and the most elusive was only available if you got all the others first. Our boy […]


Apex Legends Solo Mode: practical tips and tactics for winning in Solos
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 10:41 am
You asked for it, and it arrived (six months later): the Apex Legends Solo Mode is here at last! For a limited time only, at least for the time being, you get to jump into a Solo Mode queue where the fights are faster and the games are much more aggressive than they’ve ever been. […]


Spacebase Startopia resurrects the silly space station sim in 2020
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 11:17 am
Silly space station management sim Startopia will return next year with Spacebase Startopia, publishers Kalypso announced today. They call it “an all-new take on the 2001 cult classic” and hey, it was a cult classic. Our former Alec (RPS in peace) returned in 2013 to declare ye olde Startopia “exudes at least some of the […]


The new (and definitely not old) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare may be one of Nvidia’s big-shot ray tracing games for 2019, but the first RTX trailer for Infinity Ward’s upcoming shootybang is probably one of the least impressive things I’ve seen since Nvidia first announced their realistic reflection/shadow tech this time last year. Previously, […]


Games like Fortnite – the best battle royale games you can play right now
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 7:59 am
Fortnite: Battle Royale, I think it’s fair to say, is the standout title of the decade-old battle royale game genre. Not since Minecraft have we seen a game enter the mainstream in this way – but that doesn’t mean Fortnite is the only battle royale out there that’s worth playing. We’ll go over just a […]


Teamfight Tactics 9.16 patch notes – 9.16b update
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 5:56 am
Teamfight Tactics got a rather hefty update in the TFT 9.16 patch notes, but there’s more coming on the horizon. A new champion has been teased and the 9.16b tentative patch notes have been teased, with nerfs to key champions being the main focus. There’s also a bug fix for Ionic Spark as it doesn’t […]


Rainbow Six Siege gets a chuffing grappling hook gun in Operation Ember Rise
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 6:10 am
After almost four years of being a game-shaped digital object, Rainbow Six Siege will soon qualify for ‘actual certified video game’ status when its next update adds a new character with a grappling hook. This gadget, a featured mandated by the video game certification board, will let Amaru whoosh up buildings and through windows. Proper […]


Teamfight Tactics – TFT items cheat sheet [9.16]
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 6:38 am
Teamfight Tactics items got a rather big set of changes in the TFT 9.16 patch. Hush’s full rework has made a bit of an impact, while others got big adjustments that either increased or decreased their viability in the current meta. They are also all now vulnerable to Hextech shenanigans since their ability can disable […]


Steam Charts: Do As Your Told Edition
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 5:00 am
Hi, it’s me! Yeah! No, nothing’s wrong, all’s good. I was just calling to see if you wanted some Steam Charts? … STEAM CHARTS … Yeah, that’s right. No, no it’s not. You don’t? Oh, um, I already sent them over.


Minecraft gets official ray tracing support for Nvidia RTX cards
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 5:03 am
Just last week, Mojang announced they had cancelled Minecraft’s Super Duper cross-platform graphics pack, citing too many technical difficulties in getting it all up and running. Well, there’s sort of good news for those of you still yearning for a good-looking version of the blocky sensation, as Nvidia have just announced the Windows 10 edition […]


All the Nvidia RTX ray tracing and DLSS games confirmed so far
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 5:30 am
It’s Gamescom this week, which can only mean one thing – more confirmed ray tracing games for Nvidia’s RTX and selected GTX 16-series graphics cards. Indeed, the big one that’s just been announced is Minecraft, which (like Quake II RTX) is getting full, real-time ray tracing support for everything from water reflections to its entire […]


Gamescom 2019 schedule – stream times
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 4:18 am
Tonight’s the night where the bulk of the Gamescom 2019 news will be happening. These streams, which we now have all the links for, will be showcasing many unannounced games and updates to ones we know about. The main show to watch will be Gamescom Opening Night Live, but there are also separate streams for […]


Have You Played… Minit?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2019, 2:30 am
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time… This year’s E3 may have been dubbed “the year of the time-loop game”, but I’d argue there’s nothing as tight or as satisfying in this emerging subgenre as the 60-second sojourns you’ll face in monochrome puzzler […]


Guide a colony of chubby pals through life in Sproots
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2019, 4:00 pm
I have a new dream pet, and it’s a handful of Sproots, the friendly Pikmin-like stars of game collective Sokpop’s latest. I am tempted to say that I would like to be one, putting my hands in the dirt and eating berries, but they do have an unfortunate habit of dying. Which perhaps indicates that […]


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