Mirage: Arcane Warfare due in May, Chivalry free today
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 10:29 am
Take the first-person multiplayer melee murders of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, sprinkle on some wizards, and shamwow! you’ve got Mirage: Arcane Warfare [official site]. The magical follow-up will launch on May 23rd, developers Torn Banner announced today. “I know what wizards are but what’s this Chivalry you’re on about?” you ask. “Swabbing puddles with cloaks and […]


Have You Played… Event[0]?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 10:30 am
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Event[0] was, I fear, a little bit overlooked, partly because of an unwise name and partly because – speculating entirely here – many of us find it too hard to take the concept […]


StarCraft Remastered out this summer, original to be free
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 5:36 am
Blizzard have fired two blasts from the news-barrels, finally revealing a vague release window for the long-rumoured StarCraft Remastered [official site] project, and informing the world that the original version of the game will be free to download and play once the next patch arrives. What’s more, owners of the original will be able to […]


The Signal From Tölva starts broadcasting April 10th
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 6:25 am
The Signal From Tove Lo [official site], the new open-world sci-fi FPS from Sir, You Are Being Hunted devs Big Robot (and therefore RPS co-founder Jimmy Ro-ro), now has a release date: April 10th. It’ll blast us off to an alien planet where warring factions of robots go about their own lives and missions, which […]


The Dream Machine ending with Chapter 6 in May
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 7:15 am
The sixth and final chapter of gorgeous handcrafted adventure game The Dream Machine [official site] will arrive on May 11th, developers Cockroach have announced – six-and-a-half years after the series started. Oh the wait has been long but the games have been more than worth it. The Dream Machine’s the story of a husband and […]


The Occupation looks an interesting first-person reporter
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 7:24 am
The makers of Ether One have announced The Occupation [official site], a fascinating-sounding new first-person investigate-o-adventure game. Set in the wake of a terrorist attack in ’80s Britain, it’ll send a reporter to investigate an impending oppressive government act, poking into the story as events unfold in four hours of real time. Quite how it […]


The best games of *my* lifetime, year by year
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 7:30 am
Adam did this on Friday: a list of the best game released each year he’s been alive. I thought, “Oh, I can do that,” and then like Adam discovered how difficult it was. Step below, discover what game I probably love that I have completely forgotten about. … [visit site to read more]


The RPG Scrollbars: Predicting Planescape
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 8:00 am
If you go down to planescape.com today, you’re sure of a big surprise. Unless you’re expecting a countdown, in which case, it’s that. What could it mean? Well, if you open the page source, you’ll see a secret message hidden in there – 0x50 0x53 0x54 0x45 0x45. Convert that from ASCII numbers to letters […]


The best games of my lifetime, director’s commentary
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2017, 12:00 pm
On Friday I shared a list of my favourite games from each year of my lifetime. Here, in short, is my reasoning for each pick. The first thing here, as the introduction suggests, is a correction. My headline here should really be “my favourite games released in every year of my lifetime”, rather than the […]


MachiaVillain plots its way into RPS Cave of Wonders at Rezzed
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2017, 1:00 pm
This week we’ll be taking a closer look at what’s going to be in the RPS Cave of Wonders at Rezzed! Let’s turn our magnifying glass towards… MachiaVillain! … [visit site to read more]


The Sunday Papers
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2017, 6:00 am
Sundays are for doing something nice for your mother, if you can. Let’s hope they like curated collections of the week’s best videogame writing. Robert Yang has written before about the need to claim VR for interesting, experimental voices and to shield it from the garbage parts of mainstream gamer culture. Here’s his manifesto on […]


Gabe Newell to write, direct and star in Half-Life movie
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2017, 5:00 pm
The founder of Valve, Gabe Newell, will write the script for a Half-Life movie adaptation, as well as being named the director, it was revealed today. However, he is also slotted to act the part of the hero of the classic 1998 shooter, physicist Gordon Freeman. This was all said in a public announcement that […]


Everything else that’s wrong with Mass Effect Andromeda
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2017, 8:00 am
I’ve written two lengthy articles detailing why Mass Effect Andromeda [official site] is, to my complete surprise, a poor game. But I’ve not got it out of my system. There are so many things that have driven me cuckoo-crazy over the last intensive week of playing the game. Things that felt either too wordy to […]


Why I bought a Nintendo Switch
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2017, 8:30 am
I missed a supporter post this past week, so here’s one to make up for it. Apologies! I am normally late to every console party: I bought an Xbox 360 four or five years after it was first released, a PS2 ten years after its launch, and those are just the consoles I bothered with […]


Tokyo 42 infiltrates the RPS Cave of Wonders at Rezzed
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2017, 2:00 pm
This week we’ll be taking a closer look at what’s going to be in the RPS Cave of Wonders at Rezzed! Today our futurescope has trained its beady eye on Tokyo 42! … [visit site to read more]


What are we all playing this weekend?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 March 2017, 6:00 am
Ah, the first weekend of spring! March is almost over with too. Unless the proverb is lying, the weekend should be more lamb than lion. A wooly little lion, perhaps? Or a lamb with flesh-tearing teeth and skin-shredding claws. I think I’ll avoid the lambion, just to be safe. What are you playing this weekend? […]


Battle Brothers survives gauntlet of early access
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 March 2017, 4:59 pm
Sound the horns, ye scoundrels. Battle Brothers [official site], the turn-based strategy full of pointless deaths and bad decisions, has emerged from under the pile of corpses that litter the early access battlefield. After almost two years of mercenary mischief, the full release was today. If you’re not familiar with the man-hiring and hexagonal tile-based […]


How Hitman’s Hokkaido level was made
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 March 2017, 5:00 pm
This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites developers to discuss the inner workings of their games. This time, Hitman [official site]. Hitman developer IO Interactive is really good at making believable environments. Did you ever play Kane and Lynch 2? Seriously, its Shanghai is something to behold, a city of broken pavements, back alleys […]


YouTube lands another competitive CS:GO exclusive streaming deal
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 March 2017, 2:59 pm
If you want to watch the competitive CS:GO action of the Esports Championship Series this weekend, you’ll need to fire up YouTube. ECS organisers Faceit have signed a multi-year partnership with Google to streamed ECS games exclusively through YouTube, taking them away from Twitch. Even if you’ve no interest in CS:GO or digital sports at […]


Wot I Think: Future Unfolding
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 March 2017, 3:00 pm
Future Unfolding [official site] is a game about discovery and delight. It’s a dreamlike world which encourages you to play with the environment as you feel out how to make progress through the foresty wilderness. At its best it lets you learn how to progress without feeling like you’re being taught or led. But I […]


Wot I Think: Survival meets adventure in Kôna
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 March 2017, 1:00 pm
Survival-meets-adventure Kôna [official site] feels like a game that admirably comes in the wake of Campo Santo’s wilderness wonder Firewatch. But it’s worth noting the Kickstarter for the game launched years before Firewatch released. Still, I suspect lessons have been learned and added in the last year, and they’re very welcome, as this proves to […]


Bat Men: Out Of The Park Baseball 18 out now
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 March 2017, 1:06 pm
Only two things are certain in baseball year on year: Out of the Park [official site] will be provide the best sports management simulation in the business, and the Curse of the Billy Goat will never be broken. Only one thing is certain in baseball year on year. I’ve been playing a preview build of […]


Frozen Synapse 2 strategises its way into the RPS Cave of Wonders at Rezzed
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 March 2017, 10:47 am
This week we’ll be taking a closer look at what’s going to be in the RPS Cave of Wonders at Rezzed! Today our greedy, acquisitive gaze falls upon Frozen Synapse 2! … [visit site to read more]


The best games of my lifetime, year by year
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 March 2017, 11:00 am
A few people I follow on social media have been making lists of the best game released in every year of their lives. How frivolous, I thought to myself, that might be fun. And then I realised that I’ve been alive for quite a long time and that some years are very tricky because, damn, […]


Warframe: now a game of music-making as well as action
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 March 2017, 11:00 am
“I never thought I’d be doing this in Warframe,” says George Spanos, audio director on Digital Extreme’s free to play online third-person shooter. All of a sudden, a shooting game is a music game too – a music game in which you create your own soundtrack, then use it as a weapon. The game’s Octavia’s […]


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