Dark Souls: Remastered is half-price for original owners
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 April 2018, 12:44 pm
Folks who have the original Dark Souls on Steam will be offered a 50% discount on the upcoming Dark Souls: Remastered, Bandai Namco confirmed today. The revisions and additions in the Remastered edition aren’t huge but if you fancy returning to a fancier Lordran, that beats paying full price. Remastered will be the only way […]


Pillars Of Eternity 2 details three planned DLC packs
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 April 2018, 11:04 am
A doomsday cult, a treasure island, and wizards will be the centre of Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire‘s three DLC add-ons. Yup, though Obsidian’s fantasy RPG isn’t out until next month, details on DLC plans arrived today. Arriving across July to November, the three DLCs will explore new areas, quest new quests, fight new fights, […]


Motorstorm meets Overwatch in Onrush’s latest trailer
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 April 2018, 11:55 am
The Motorstorm series on the PS3 were spectacular (if straightforward) rough-and-tumble racing games. You drove fast and occasionally knocked out other cars. Codemaster’s upcoming multiplatform successor, Onrush, bears a lot of superficial resemblance but scratch just under the surface and you’ll hit something completely unique. I played a few rounds of it at EGX Rezzed, […]


Wot I Think: The Swords Of Ditto
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 April 2018, 12:00 pm
The Swords Of Ditto has perhaps 378 good ideas in it. That’s over 80% more good ideas than most games. My problem on approaching this review is trying to work out whether I think a barrage of good ideas is necessarily a good overall game.


Best monitor 2018: Top gaming monitors and buying guide
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 April 2018, 12:15 pm
Your monitor is one of the most important parts of your PC, so finding the best monitor to suit your needs and budget is vital. Trying to buy one in a shop, however, can be an absolute nightmare, as you’ll often find dozens of screens costing anything from £70 right up to £1500. The range of models and prices can […]


Frostpunk ventures out into the cold
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 April 2018, 9:07 am
Despite society/city builder Frostpunk being on my radar for months, I somehow only just clocked that the name’s a play on steampunk. The revelations continue: steam is something that can conceivably turn into frost! The This War Of Mine devs sure can name a good game. Anyway, Chillypunk is now out and standing about in […]


Samsung adds 970 Evo and 970 Pro to their NVMe SSD family
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 April 2018, 10:00 am
Surprise! Just when you thought Samsung’s 960 Evo and 960 Pro NVMe SSDs were going to stick around for another year, today brings news of their shiny new replacements: the appropriately-named 970 Evo and 970 Pro. I’ll be reviewing them both very shortly, but for now here’s a quick run-down of each SSD’s specs and the kind […]


Strange Brigade breaking out of sarcophagus in August
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 April 2018, 10:23 am
Why didn’t the Mummy go to the party? Because she had no body to oh no I’ve fudged it. Forever getting my skellingtons and mummies mixed up, me. But here are four Egyptologists less likely to misclassify their cadavers. Strange Brigade was announced last summer – a pulpy 4-player shoot ‘n’ loot set in a […]


StarCraft 2’s first paid mods include a turn-based RPG
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 April 2018, 10:25 am
Almost nine years after first announcing plans to sell some player-made custom maps in StarCraft II, Blizzard are finally following through. SC2’s first two paid player-made maps will launch in the StarCraft Arcade with the next big update, with a share of sales going to the creators. Ark Star is a new turn-based tactical RPG […]


Podcast: The weird, wild and wonderful of EGX Rezzed
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 April 2018, 7:00 am
It’s a podcast special! Astrid Johnson takes us through the halls of London game show EGX Rezzed, on a search for oddities and weirdness. And she finds plenty of both. There’s Stereopolis, a game projected onto a disc of frosted glass, or Wobble Garden, which is played entirely by twanging a bunch of springy door […]


AOC’s AGON AG322QC4 FreeSync 2 monitor looks to court both AMD and Nvidia HDR camps
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 April 2018, 7:11 am
The vast majority of PC gamers may own Nvidia graphics cards, but when it comes to the world of gaming monitors and adaptive frame rate technologies, AMD rule the roost. The reasons for this are unknown. Perhaps it’s because AMD’s FreeSync tech (see our best monitor buying guide for more info on the Free vs G […]


Fortnite Battle Royale v3.6 slaps on sticky grenades
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 April 2018, 7:21 am
Sticky grenades have arrived in Fortnite Battle Royale with today’s update, latching onto people and giving them 2.5 seconds to panic before exploding. The ‘Clinger’, as the weapon’s officially named, is an interesting contrast to Fortnite’s guided missiles, which removed last week because they felt irritating and unfair to fight against. But if someone is […]


Wot I Think: BattleTech
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 April 2018, 6:00 am
I was perplexed to discover that my partner, also a home-worker, was wearing earplugs as she sat at her computer. There was, for once, none of the thunderous din of new kitchens or loft extensions being built in one of the adjacent terraced houses, and nor was my own PC’s volume set high as I […]


Last Call on Heine Fishing Specialties
Posted by Lineage II [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 April 2018, 8:16 pm
For those of you looking to take full advantage of Heine Fishing Expedition items, please note that the promotion ends with maintenance this Wednesday, April 25. Any Secret Embryo Bait Coupons, Secret Embryo Bait, Smuggled Embryo Chests, Embryo Reward...


Plunkbat (Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds for short) may have taken over the world already, but it’s not quite made the inroads into esports that you’d expect, leaving the likes of Overwatch and Counter-Strike to fill the vacuum. Well, as we all know, there’s only one solution to a lack of esports representation: Fat sacks of cash-money, and […]


Earth Defense Force’s weirdo shmup spinoff is PC-bound
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 April 2018, 5:11 pm
The very fact that the Earth Defense Force games exist is weird enough to begin with (they started life as part of a Japanese super-budget range, and grew into a cult hit phenomenon), but the fact that it has a multitude of spinoffs now (including a PS2-era strategy game) is just baffling. The latest of […]


GOG introduces user profiles for social butterflies
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 April 2018, 2:56 pm
GOG has added user profiles, continuing the DRM-free digital games store’s cautious steps in introducing Steam-like social features. If you want to share your GOG gaming activity with the world, post pictures, compare achievements, and all that, you now can. If you don’t want to share with the Internet, well, the privacy settings will let […]


HP Omen X 17 review: A stylish gaming laptop with beefy innards
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 April 2018, 3:00 pm
HP have been making a bit of a comeback of late. Everywhere you look it’s Omen this and Omen X sponsored that, so I thought it was high time I saw what all the fuss was about. What I’ve got here is the Omen X 17, or the catchily named HP Omen X 17-ap003na to […]


Stellaris’ next expansion tells tales of new horizons
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 April 2018, 3:21 pm
One of the best things about Paradox’s increasingly feature-studded and DLC-expanded 4X strategy sandbox Stellaris is its focus on storytelling. In the vein of Crusader Kings 2, you’ll find yourself frequently confronted with decisions to make as the ever-living Emperor Of Space, which can often spiral into lengthy story arcs with sometimes spectacular end results. […]


Grand Theft Auto V launches Premium Online Edition
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 April 2018, 12:51 pm
A new edition of Grand Theft Auto V launched today, though it’s not much to get excited about. The £68 Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition contains Rockstar’s open-world murder simulator plus a bundle of not-very-exciting vehicles, properties, weapons, cash, and clothes for the multiplayer side, GTA Online. It’s not really worth it.


Battlefield 1 rallies the troops for one final offensive
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 April 2018, 1:17 pm
While EA undoubtedly have their problems, they’ve gotten a lot better at supporting their big-name multiplayer games. It seemed safe to assume that when Battlefield 1‘s final DLC module – Apocalypse – was released, that the game would find itself put on a back-burner. Instead, Dice recently announced that a new playmode called Shock Operations was in […]


DNA-stealing shooter Beacon in early access next week
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 April 2018, 11:10 am
“There’s nothing like harvesting the deoxyribonucleic acid from the corpses of your enemies and using it to modify your own genome to become an all-crushing gunwarrior capable of defeating entire planets” my grandmother used to say. She would have liked the look of Beacon, a top-down shooter with shapes and colours arranged in such a […]


Swery on the cats and countryside of The Good Life
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 April 2018, 12:00 pm
Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro, director of cult favourite Deadly Premonition, recently relaunched a crowdfunding campaign for his studio’s latest project, The Good Life. It’s a life sim murder mystery in a sleepy British village, where the inhabitants have a habit of turning into domestic animals. Once a month, everyone changes into a cat or dog, allowing […]


Summer Games Done Quick 2018’s schedule announced
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 April 2018, 12:15 pm
There are few things as momentous in the gaming calendar as Games Done Quick charity speedrun marathons, and the full broadcast schedule for this June’s upcoming Summer Games Done Quick event has just been published. Many of the world’s weirdest, most diverse and implausibly skilled players will congregate at the end of June to raise […]


Wot I Think: Frostpunk
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 April 2018, 10:00 am
When I signed the law drafting children into my city’s workforce, I should have felt resistance. Some sense of remorse, or an impulse to explore other options—anything but this. Instead, I was simply surprised at just how many kids lived here. Then I sent them to the coal mines.


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