A claustrophobic trio of Ludum Dare gems
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2018, 8:00 am
Based on the theme of “running out of space,” the latest Ludum Dare game jam was always going to produce some anxiety-inducing results. These three are some of the best examples of that, exploring the fears of drowning, being an overworked dog shelter employee, and being trapped on a crowded tube, while somehow still managing […]


Wreak cute chaos in It’s Paper Guy!
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2018, 4:00 am
Here is something delightfully cheerful for your weekend: It’s Paper Guy! is a game about cutting through any and all obstacles in your way, regardless of the consequences, and it’s adorable. It was created for a student project in three months, with the developers intending to produce “a feel-good game connecting and providing fun to […]


Finland vs. South Korea was top-tier professional Overwatch
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2018, 4:00 pm
The Overwatch World Cup group stages kicked off this week, and with fifteen games each they’re pretty intense to keep up with. If you’re only able to watch one match from this stage, though, you should make it Finland vs. South Korea. The match-up was always going to be hotly contested, but the two teams […]


Burnout Paradise Remastered launches on PC next week
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2018, 1:00 pm
Open-world drive ’em up Burnout Paradise Remastered is drifting its way onto PC on August 21st – or it’s already parked up and ready for Origin Access and Premier users. As well as being all prettied up for its re-release, it’s launching with most of its bells and whistles, including bringing the Big Surf Island […]


Airships: Conquer The Skies sails out of early access
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2018, 10:00 am
What’s better than building giant customisable machines and having them fight? Well, according to Airships: Conquer The Skies, it’s doing all that but nice and high up. If that sounds like your kind of thing, it’s just left early access, so now might be the right time to dive in and get tinkering. Though, I […]


Free games of the week – August 18th 2018
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2018, 7:00 am
This week we’ve got a mix of low impact games that’ll help you chill out as the recent heatwave continues to collapse in on itself. Become a slightly melancholy chair that explores a strangely-staged house full of objects. Explore further: an electric planet, or perhaps an old bus stop close to your home might be […]


What are we all playing this weekend?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2018, 5:00 am
Hallo again! I feel like I’ve just got back from the weekend myself, having taken some time off work for various Festival things, and here we go straight into another weekend. One of my favourite experiences of the past few days was watching a performer move so very very slowly for three hours, with every […]


Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds new event mode makes it worse on purpose
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2018, 4:14 am
The latest temporary event mode Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds calls back to its days in early access, when the game was worse, and I can’t help but suspect the devs are doing this on purpose to show how far it has come. Live until the end of the weekend, the ‘Early Access Memories’ mode pulls terrible tricks […]


Lineage II: Salvation - Etina's Fate Systems Preview
Posted by Lineage II [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2018, 7:16 pm
With the next major update, Lineage II: Salvation - Etina’s Fate, arriving on August 22, we wanted to offer you a quick sneak peek at some of the changes happening when the update goes live. In addition to a...


Final Fantasy Tactics-like SRPG Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark enters early access
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2018, 5:53 pm
There are some who feel the strategy RPG genre peaked with Final Fantasy Tactics back in 1997, and I struggle to find a solid counter-argument. 6 Eyes Studio must feel the same way, as they’re happy to call their own entry into the genre – Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark – a spiritual successor. It’s an […]


Far Cry 5’s final, zombie-themed DLC lurches into view on August 28th
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2018, 4:18 pm
While Far Cry 5 was a solid open-world shooter (if you could switch your brain off whenever it tried delivering another wave of plot), Ubisoft just haven’t been sticking the landing on the DLC. The first two thirds of the season pass – a Vietnam war themed expansion, and a mission into pulp sci-fi territory […]


Generation-hopping platformer The Messenger delivers the goods August 30th
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2018, 1:03 pm
I’ve always been a sucker for a good ninja-themed game, and The Messenger captures that Ninja Gaiden/Shinobi vibe well. Sharp pixel art, catchy chiptunes and an interesting twist define this Devolver-published platformer. While The Messenger looks like a perfectly solid Shovel Knight-esque platformer on the surface, the release date trailer below shows how players will […]


Grimly satirical post-Brexit bouncer sim Not Tonight is out now
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2018, 2:30 pm
It’s hard not to have mixed feelings about Not Tonight. For starters, it’s nice to see another game so heavily inspired by Papers, Please – we need more darkly satirical bureaucracy sims. It also contains words (apparently quite funny ones, at that) written by RPS pal and contributor Richard Cobbett, another mark in its favour. […]


Unknown Pleasures: Witness the best five new indie games on Steam
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2018, 12:00 pm
Forgive me, readers, for I have let us all down. This week I had someone over to sign a legal document as a witness, and we watched Fury Road, and I didn’t say “Witness me!”. There’s nothing I can do to redeem myself, but before you destroy me with sticks, why not enjoy another round […]


Warframe’s minigame arcade debuts with Frame Fighter plus some old Easter eggs
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2018, 12:02 pm
Free-to-play space ninja sim Warframe has always had an ‘anything goes’ attitude to new content. While we wait for the Fortuna and Railjack expansions (adding a new open world planet and capital-class space combat respectively), idle Tenno now have a new option for whiling away the hours. Frame Fighter is a goofy little fighting game […]


Best PC gaming deals of the week – August 17th 2018
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2018, 10:00 am
Once more unto the breach, deals friends. We’re at the end of another week and there’s a brand new set of the best PC gaming deals of the week to take a look at, as you may have gathered from the headline already. This time around, there’s everything from GeForce 1060s to SD cards. Excitement! […]


Tropico 6 moves to next year, looks a lot like a Tropico game
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2018, 10:01 am
Sure, sure, Tropico games are about as indistinguishable from each other as the founding staff of a PC games website circa 2007, but I can forgive that. There’s just something about their sun-kissed, low-stakes, silly-but-not-too-silly take on city-building. Every couple of years I really feel the itch to comfort-blanket myself with one, and lo and […]


Fish tycoon Megaquarium splashes out in September
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2018, 7:49 am
Why did the fish stop arguing with the barnacle? Because she didn’t like to coral. Why did the shark always consult his horoscope? He was the terror of the Pisces. Why was the shipwreck annoyed with its partner? It had crabs. Okay so Megaquarium is a fishkeeping tycoon game from the makers of Big Pharma […]


Sniper Ghost Warrior contracts with Contracts
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2018, 8:00 am
After dreaming big Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, developers CI Games have decided that there’s little practical difference between targets being far away or simply small, and accordingly announced Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts. After making a big fancy open-world in GW3, this time they’re thinking smaller with- hang on, they mean contracts as a noun, not […]


Wot I Think: Flipping Death
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2018, 8:00 am
If the humor of Psychonauts, the mechanics of Paper Mario, and the wacky, noodly designs of Dr. Seuss had a love child, I think it’d look a lot like Flipping Death. A platformer, puzzle, and adventure game all in one (to various success), the developers have been so inspired by Tim Schafer’s work over the […]


The Flare Path: A Filch of Foxers
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2018, 8:00 am
The Flare Path turns seven this week. Here in the UK that means its base chance of spotting fairies decreases to 0.4%, and, in the event of it being arrested for murder or treason, it can no longer opt to be tried by a jury of stuffed toys and action figures. Growing up is a […]


Monster Hunter: World weapon tree: what materials are needed to craft weapons
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2018, 8:46 am
With new materials comes the opportunity to make better stuff, no matter if you’re just starting out in Monster Hunter: World or a seasoned veteran. With the sheer amount of equipment on offer, it’s somewhat confusing to know just what you need at any given time to make the thing you need. This guide contains tables for […]


Monster Hunter: World armour tree: how to craft armour, what materials you need
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2018, 8:46 am
With new materials comes the opportunity to make better stuff, no matter if you’re just starting out in Monster Hunter: World or a seasoned veteran. With the sheer amount of equipment on offer, it’s somewhat confusing to know just what you need at any given time to make the thing you need. This guide contains tables for […]


Monster Hunter: World guide: monster hunting basics, combat tips
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2018, 8:46 am
With Monster Hunter: World recently being released on PC, it can be a little daunting for new players who hadn’t played any of the previous games in the series. Console players have had at most a decade’s head start with new things being introduced steadily, but for PC players there’s a lot of concepts which can seem […]


Surveillance ’em up Orwell is free for keepsies right now
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 August 2018, 6:24 am
Yeah man, I love the 80s. Blasting Sisters Of Mercy out my boombox as I cycle round town on my Raleigh Lizard with Kellogg’s Corn Flakes reflectors on the spokes, doing the electric boogaloo in front of the telescreen like a good citizen, getting wrecked with the lads down the Chestnut Tree Café, then waking […]


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