My quest to get married in Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 April 2020, 8:00 am
I met Arwa during a siege. She was a spearwoman of the Aserai. A fighty southerner who had been taken prisoner on four separate occasions, but still loved to go to war. She made me feel dizzy, a real knock-out. Or maybe that was the Imperial mace that cracked me across the skull. It’s hard […]


Mount And Blade 2 Bannerlord companions: how to get them and why you need them
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 April 2020, 8:59 am
Recruiting people to your cause in Mount And Blade 2 Bannerlord is key to achieving your goals, whatever they may be. The most valuable people though will be companions, who are people you can assign roles within your army and who can be upgraded in similar ways to your player controlled character. Finding them in […]


Everyone is still tiny in For Honor
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 April 2020, 6:07 am
War never changes, but it has lost a little weight. Ubisoft made every character tiny in For Honor for April Fools’ day, and they have yet to reembiggen. They still whack at each other with normal-sized weapons though, making things very anime. Me and Reddit have been having fun.


Call Of Duty has won its legal fight over having Humvees
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 April 2020, 7:28 am
Activision have won their legal battle with the makers of Humvees over Call Of: Duty Modern Warfare games using the warcars without permission. AM General and Activision’s lawyers have been sniping back and forth since 2016, and on Tuesday a judge finally called the case in a summary judgement. The ruling basically says that CoD […]


People keep taking confused selfies with a gorilla in Red Dead Redemption 2
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 April 2020, 4:00 am
One of the greatest bits of environmental storytelling in all of gaming can be found in Red Dead Redemption 2, in a valley beneath a railway bridge. There, seemingly without explanation, is a gorilla.


Have you played… Mass Effect: Andromeda (multiplayer)?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 April 2020, 2:30 am
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time.I played Mass Effect 3‘s multiplayer mode for hundreds of hours. With my beloved Krogan, Klom, and my vastly overpowered Crusader shotgun, I would charge around the maps I’d come to know like the back of Klom’s […]


Intel's 10th Gen Comet Lake H-series laptop CPUs are absolute speed demons
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 April 2020, 3:01 am
Intel have lifted the lid on their H-series of 10th Gen Comet Lake laptop CPUs today, and gee whiz they’re nippy. With top clock speeds reaching all the way up to 5.3GHz in some cases, Intel are quite rightly calling these “the world’s fastest mobile processors”. It’s not just the really high-end CPUs that have […]


The Asus Zephyrus Duo could be the Wii U of gaming laptops
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 April 2020, 3:01 am
The Asus ROG Zephryus Duo is unlike any other gaming laptop I’ve ever seen. It’s one of the first wave of dual-screen gaming laptops coming out over the course of this year, and it’s both baffling and beautiful in equal measure. It’s beautiful because the engineering on its secondary 14.1in display is just so damn […]


Jedi Academy will fix the “loophole” letting PC players grief new console players
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2020, 4:40 pm
I am both surprised and not at all surprised. Star Wars Jedi Knight – Jedi Academy, a game from the year 2003, has recently been ported to the Nintendo Switch and PS4. That’s all well and good but apparently players who’ve been mastering the blade for 17 years have found a way to worm into […]


Half-Life: Alyx's level editor “is the team's focus now”
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2020, 3:06 pm
Sandboxes are made for playing in and it’s no wonder players are eager to get their hands dirty. Half-Life: Alyx has some of the most satisfying physics, and the level-editing tools Valve had planned to release with the VR game are sure to inspire some creativity. The Hammer editor didn’t launch with Alyx as intended, […]


Goofy physics game Totally Reliable Delivery Service arrives today
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2020, 1:13 pm
Silly ragdoll game Totally Reliable Delivery Service is arriving on the (digital) doorstep of anyone who wants it today. It’s got the jello-like little humans similar to the goofs of Gang Beasts and Human Fall Flat. Turns out delivering packages efficiently is nigh impossible when you’re basically an invertebrate. For its first week in the […]


Bethesda aren't planning a digital announce-o-rama for June
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2020, 2:00 pm
June is typically a big month for gaming announcements but as with many other things, the Covid-19 coronavirus is putting a hold on that. Whether at E3 proper or in the week leading up to it, big publishers like Bethesda use the month to show off plans for the year. E3 is cancelled, as are […]


Minecraft Dungeons is coming out a little later than planned due to the pandemic
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2020, 10:47 am
Mojang’s Minecraft Dungeons has seen some setbacks due to the Covid-19 pandemic, pushing back its release. It’s not a huge delay: the launch is now on May 26th, when previously they’d said Minecraft action-RPG spin-off would be out by the end of April. And now you have a firm date.


The weirdest fictional brands in the world of Resident Evil 3
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2020, 11:00 am
As I wrote in my review of Resident Evil 3, one of my favourite things about the game is the level of detail that’s gone into making Raccoon City feel like a real place, despite all but a few streets of it being mysterious blocked off by walls of rubble and trashed police cars. It’s […]


Call Of Duty: Warzone has banned 50,000 accounts for cheating
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2020, 11:53 am
Big numbers are light yet refreshing, rarely leaving one full of knowledge but welcome as an effervescent sensation flowing over the lobes. Here’s a new one for you to enjoy for a few seconds: 50,000, which is the number of permanent bans issued in Call Of Duty: Warzone for cheating so far. All big multiplayer […]


Paradox are running a sale to fundraise for coronavirus relief
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2020, 11:55 am
Paradox Interactive are pitching in on Covid-19 coronavirus relief efforts with a sale on several of their big management games and RPGs until Friday, April 3rd. You can snag some mighty hefty discounts on things like Cities: Skylines, Pillars Of Eternity, and BattleTech. Paradox are committing proceeds from the sale to the World Health Organization’s […]


The modders creating accessibility modes for notoriously difficult games
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2020, 12:00 pm
Whether or not famously difficult games should have an optional easy mode has long been a point of contention. But many already do, albeit unofficially, thanks to modders taking things into their own hands. Take the fella who goes by “n00bplatformer”, for example. He recently created an “Assist Mode” for run ‘n’ gun action game […]


Overwatch heroes all have googly eyes for April Fools
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2020, 12:12 pm
April Fools is not a day to scare or mislead people with mean tricks. April Fools is for lighthearted pranks, and silly jokes. April Fools is a day to stick googly eyes on all of your video game characters. If you load up Overwatch today, you might notice that Blizzard have done exactly that – […]


Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord has crushed many crash bugs
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2020, 9:59 am
A phalanx of heavily-armed bug fixes cut down a number of crashes in a new Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord patch released last night. The sandbox medieval warfare multi-hyphenate RPG entered early access on Monday but some players got off to a bumpy start. Enter this patch at 9pm, with fixes for over 18 crashes […]


Humble's Conquer Covid-19 bundle has over $1000 worth of games and ebooks for just $30
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2020, 10:00 am
Humble have announced a special one-week bundle to help support organisations tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Dubbed the Conquer Covid-19 bundle, you’ll get over $1000 worth of games, ebooks and comics for just £25.50 / $30, and all of the proceeds will go to charity. Here’s what you get.


Watch this Half-Life: Alyx player's excellent juggling tricks
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2020, 6:53 am
You’ve all sat through your Half-Life: Alyx VR maths lesson, right? Good. Time for a treat.YouTuber “ChrisQuitsReality” has put together an impressive performance of bottle-tossing, plate-flipping, grenade-groping and chair-chucking, with the occasional use of Alyx’s gravity gloves for added flair. He is a juggling wizard, and you will appreciate him. Unless you really want to […]


Wot I Think: Bleeding Edge
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2020, 7:00 am
Developer: Ninja Theory Publisher: Ninja Theory Release: Out now On: Windows From: Steam For: £25, $30, €30Bleeding Edge is a third-person 4v4 brawler with a line-up that includes a woman who turns into a motorcycle, a snake who inhabits a zombie, and – soon to be introduced – a dolphin in a mechsuit. There’s a […]


New PC games coming out in 2020
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2020, 7:15 am
After a pretty quiet start to the year, the new PC games train has finally picked up steam and is now hurtling towards us with lots of tasty treats in tow, which is just as well given we’re all stuck inside at the moment and have lots of spare time on our hands. To help […]


Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is coming to PC this month
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2020, 7:18 am
A remastered version of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s campaign is hitting PC on April 30th, bringing improved audio and visuals to what’s pretty widely considered one of COD’s best singleplayer stories. Note that it is just the singleplayer campaign we’re getting a remaster of – if you were expecting to be able to […]


QuakeCon 2020 is cancelled
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 April 2020, 7:25 am
The Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center will not ring with the detonation of rockets or chugging of Bawls this August, for QuakeCon 2020 has been cancelled. Id Software’s 25th annual fragfest is called off due to the usual concerns and uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic. What began as a big ol’ LAN party has […]


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