Final Fantasy 14 announces its third expansion, Shadowbringers
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2018, 5:06 pm
At Final Fantasy 14‘s fan-festival today, Square Enix announced the third expansion for their increasingly popular MMORPG. Shadowbringers ups the ante, story-wise, promising players the chance to finally take on the technologically advanced Garlean empire directly. Of course, there’s yet another world-ending threat to contend with too. On top of the usual new classes and […]


Free-to-play card battler Eternal leaves early access
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2018, 5:56 pm
Eternal is probably the strongest of Hearthstone‘s rivals for the card-game throne, and out of early access today. Dire Wolf Digital’s take on the genre is presented in very familiar fashion, but reintroduces many of Magic: The Gathering’s more technical concepts without over-complicating things, and eases players in with an escalating solo campaign. Eternal has been […]


Space sandbox Starsector resurfaces with a massive update
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2018, 3:19 pm
I’ve previously described Fractal Softworks’s space sim Starsector (primarily the work of solo dev Alexander Mosolov) as ‘Mount & Blade: Warband in space’.  High praise at the time, but as of today’s version 0.9a release, I feel it might be selling it short. Today’s update (patch notes here) is over a year in the works, and […]


Sunset Overdrive grinds onto PC today minus multiplayer
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2018, 2:12 pm
Sunset Overdrive, Insomniac’s silly semi-open-world platform shooter has arrived on PC after a long stint as an Xbox One exclusive. It’s bright, loud, dumb and the PC version launches at budget price, including all the previously-expensive DLC. There’s just one horrible mutant fly in the ointment: Our version is single-player only, and misses out on […]


Cross-platform play coming to Paladins, Realm Royale and Smite
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2018, 2:13 pm
Two weeks ago, I was sat in a dive bar so scuzzy it was practically underwater. It was there my friend told me he spent nearly all his time playing Paladins on his Xbox, and I learnt two things. 1) Paladins must be bigger than I thought, and 2) platform restrictions can make me sad. […]


Marble Blast successor Marble It Up rolls onto PC today
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2018, 11:38 am
Who remembers the Marble Blast games? Brilliant little 3D physics platformers, a bit like Super Monkey Ball but with a jump button, some clever power-ups and often non-linear levels. Marble It Up is a spiritual sequel from many of the original developers, now operating under their own namesake – ‘Marble It Up LLC’. It’s out now […]


Wot I Think: Steel Rats
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2018, 12:00 pm
Developer: Tate Multimedia Publisher: Tate Multimedia Release: Out now On: Windows From: Steam For: £15.99, $19.99, 19.99€ Okay so get this rap, cats: You got you yer motorcycles, you got yer steampunk, you got you yer sadboy walking to the right. It can’t go wrong, right? This is a sure thing. We got this. You, […]


Bloodtroid X? Lore Finder blends platform exploration and eldritch weirdness
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2018, 12:39 pm
Mega Man X, Metroid and Bloodborne are an odd set of inspirations, but from the demo I just played of Lore Finder, a Lovecraft-inspired exploration platformer, they blend surprisingly well. Developed by Kitsune Games and currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, Lore Finder is halfway funded after just one day, and backed up with a ‘vertical slice’ early […]


Digitiser The Show turns the Teletext icon telly-ish
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2018, 1:06 pm
While some nerks will wang on about the golden age of games writing from magaziners like Karen Gillan, the 90s words I most adored were Digitiser on Channel 4’s Teletext [For non-UK readers: Teletext was like a website but on the telly -localisation ed]. With relentless jokes and foolishness, it was huge influence on my […]


Best PC gaming deals of the week – 16th November 2018
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2018, 7:00 am
Is it… is it here yet? Has Black Friday finally arrived (and does that mean I’m finally free of my deals shackles)? Alas, there’s still another week to go until Black Friday proper (not you’d know it from all the bloomin’ Black Friday deals currently happening left, right and centre because people apparently can’t read […]


Fallout 76 players build decryption tools to simplify nuke launches
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2018, 7:04 am
Further trivialising the use of nuclear weapons in Fallout 76, canny players have made tools to bruce force decrypting its nuke launch codes. Players will still need to gather partial codes by defeating high-level enemies, collect keycards, then fight to the silo control room, but the description tools save a lot of time guessing at […]


Slay The Spire adds fourth and final act
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2018, 7:40 am
Delightful deck-building dungeon-crawler Slay The Spire has added a semi-secret fourth and final act in this week’s early access update. At long last, we’ll get to give that dastardly dungeon heart a proper kicking. You’ll need to make an extra effort to face the final boss, let alone defeat it, but I believe in you.


Meet the devs who made games you can play in your address bar
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2018, 8:00 am
Some of us find there’s an appeal to minimalism. This applies to creatives, too; there are some that seek out limitations, forcing themselves to think outside the box and reevaluate what they have. The most extreme example of this in gaming is the makeshift medium of address bar games — games that are played entirely […]


Armored Brigade review (part 2)
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2018, 8:00 am
How vexing. I’d planned to devote the lion’s share of today’s column to that portion of Veitikka’s debut title last month’s overwhelmingly approbatory preview-cum-review didn’t cover. Like many I was expecting this friendly top-down conflation of Close Combat, Combat Mission, and Command Ops to ship with something the preview code lacked. A campaign.


The Foxer
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2018, 8:00 am
Below is a list of 30 Things Wot You Might Find In A School (‘things’ is used here in its broadest possible sense). Entries have been stripped of vowels and had any inter-word spaces repositioned. For example, if The Bash Street Kids were present they might appear as THB SHST RTK DS. 


Wot I Think: The Room Three
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2018, 4:00 am
Developer: Fireproof Games Publisher: Fireproof Games Release: Out now On: Windows From: Steam Price: £5, $6, 6€ The Room, as I once very wisely said, is the game Myst should have been. Astoundingly pretty graphics, impossible mechanisms and peculiar levers, switches and buttons, and so very many puzzles to solve, all set within a story […]


Have You Played… Mysterium?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2018, 2:00 am
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. The people who made Mysterium want you to play it wrong. That’s not a problem with the original board game, as long as you don’t play with people who insist on adhering to the designer’s vision […]


Druidstone is a tactical RPG from ex-Grimrock folk due early 2019
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 November 2018, 6:30 pm
Blimey, there’s lots of RPGs with turn-based tactical combat around lately, and Druidstone: The Secret Of The Menhir Forest (from Ctrl Alt Ninja, some of the folks behind Legend Of Grimrock) looks especially interesting. It’s a story driven, party-scale isometric RPG with a focus on grid based combat, minus the statistical bloat common in the genre. […]


Co-op alien blaster Earthfall is free for the weekend and cheap to keep
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 November 2018, 5:09 pm
Let’s not beat around the bush – Earthfall is Left 4 Dead but with aliens instead of zombies. It’s also free to try for the weekend, and very cheap if you want to keep it. Launched in July, Holospark’s co-op FPS never quite caught on, despite looking like a perfectly decent way to spend a […]


Killer7 is out now on PC and as strange as ever
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 November 2018, 3:11 pm
Killer7 is out now on PC, and one of the weirder things you can play this week. It’s a hallucinatory adventure-slash-first-person shooter hybrid about seven assassins (who may actually be one person) hunting ‘terrorists’ that are apparently howling, self-destructing demons. It’s bizarre, profane, allegorical, drenched in blood and a little bit punk. Originally launched in 2005 […]


AMD unveil new three free games bundle for RX 590 and Vega graphics cards
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 November 2018, 1:27 pm
It was a sad day indeed when AMD’s three free games bundle came to an end at the beginning of November (bye bye, free Assassin’s Creed Odyssey), but the good news is that today marks the start of a brand new, and arguably even better, AMD games bundle to celebrate the launch of their new […]


Tactical dungeon-crawl Warhammmer 40,000: Mechanicus is out now
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 November 2018, 1:32 pm
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus, Bulwark Studios’s tactical dungeon crawler based on the Games Workshop mega-universe is out now. It pits the Adeptus Mechanicus (an especially barmy bunch of cyborg engineer-cultists) up against the Necron; what you’d get if you put Warhammer Fantasy’s Egyptian undead and The Terminator in a blender. Systems-wise, it’s a blend of FTL-like […]


The Sims 4 gets first-person camera view, new expansion
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 November 2018, 10:54 am
EA have added a first-person camera view to The Sims 4, giving the opportunity to watch lives unfold from inside characters’ heads. See through the eyes of an idiot guided by wonky logic and incomprehensible whims and desires, watching their hands touch and do things you know are foolish. And in the game. Oh, and […]


Fallout 76 character creation: how to make your perfect Vault 76 resident
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 November 2018, 11:40 am
After a surprisingly long time in Vault 76, the residents are finally allowed to emerge and repopulate the post-apocalyptic world. Since Fallout 76 is an online game, making your own unique character is your way of making your mark on the world. As there was a party the night before, you can make them as […]


Fallout 76 atoms: challenges to complete to get atoms quickly
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 November 2018, 11:40 am
Fallout 76 introduces Atoms for the first time. These are meta-currency that you can exchange in Bethesda’s in-game store for cosmetic items and are normally obtained either by exchanging real-world money, or by completing challenges. Since there are an awful lot of challenges in the game, some of which have multiple tiers, it can be […]


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