Running With Rifles gets WWII expansion set in Pacific
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 October 2017, 3:07 pm
Oh hi, Running With Rifles [official site]. It’s been a while, huh? I had assumed you’d packed up your duffel bag, slung your gun over your shoulder, and sprinted off into the sunset. Turns out you’ve been digging into the Iwo Jima sands and all the other Pacific islands too, recreating the second World War […]


A Mortician’s Tale released
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 October 2017, 3:15 pm
Dealing with a death is crushing for most people, but for some it’s part of their day job. A Mortician’s Tale [official site] focuses on that side of death, playing as a fresh young funeral director as she learns the ropes of the death business. Along with preparing bodies, going through the processes leading to […]


Has Stellaris been improved by its updates?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 October 2017, 4:00 pm
Hi! I’m an incredibly charismatic space otter, and I love you! Not just you! I love everyone, be they otter analogues, bird people, or particularly advanced fungal infections! I even love murderous robots, which I’m aware is not a great idea because they’re murderous robots! At least that’s what Stellaris’ Scyldari would say, if they […]


A system patented by Activision could use a player's matchmaking experience to help drive microtransactions, Rolling Stone's Glixel reports


WWE 2K18 hits its release date (with a chair)
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 October 2017, 12:51 pm
Are you ready to do a bro-slam from the corner of the fighting pit? Maybe you’d rather clotheshorse your opponent onto the safety mat. Or batterslap them into a Willy Nelson, before delivering a final heel storm? The possibilities are many in WWE 2K18 [official site], which came out yesterday. As an expert in wrestling, […]


In the space of a half-hour conversation, Adam Nickerson, aka Nickervision Studios, uses a variant of the phrase ‘I don’t know really how to make videogames’ at least half a dozen times. Yet he’s managed to singlehandedly sell half a million copies of his games on PC. You’ve probably never heard of Bit Blaster XL, […]


EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OK is out
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 October 2017, 2:07 pm
Something terrible has happened but you’re still here, and… now what? EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OK [official site] is the answer. It’s a loud, colourful, surprising, earnest, funny, and devastating “interactive zine” from Tetrageddon developer Nathalie Lawhead, with dozens of scenes feeling around the aftermath and ongoing situation of living with bad things. Receive […]


Rick and Morty co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland are using the power of their large and passionate fanbase to do some good


We sent Brendan to a castle in Poland to witness a giant session of strategy game Europa Universalis IV [official site]. In this final report, he tells us of the manipulative merchant kings of India, and how blood money corrupted the world. You can read part 1 here I’m eating soup with the ministers from […]


Star Wars: The Last Jedi is mired in secrecy. For some fans, that's just how they like it. ...


We sit down with Jeff Goldblum to talk Thor: Ragnarok, cats or dogs, and more


Up to 80% off XCOM 2, Mafia 3, Bioshock and more in Bundle Stars’ 2K sale
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 October 2017, 9:45 am
Bundle Stars is offering up some rather nice discounts on a big batch of 2K Games’ finest wares this week, with up to 80% off some selected titles from the XCOM, Borderlands, Civilization and Bioshock series, among others.


Have you played… Nidhogg?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 October 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. Stab and run, stab and run, throw your sword and… It stabs. Now run, dive kick, slide and roll. These verbs are all that Nidhogg contains, but with them comes personal tactics, personal […]


Brawlhalla super smashes out of early access, bros
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 October 2017, 10:53 am
A ‘platform fighter’ is not someone who leaves furious comments about Xbox controllers on your lovely little PC games website but rather a sort of fighting game with pugilists whacking each other off platforms – clue’s in the name, yeah? Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. game rule the roost but those aren’t on PC, so we’re […]


This PUBG clone with a Terminator 2 license from China looks alright, actually
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 October 2017, 11:08 am
So maybe Playerunknown's Battlegrounds doesn't inherently lend itself to the concept of a clone paired up with the license for a 26-year-old action movie


Activision patent matchmaking system pushing microtransactions
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 October 2017, 7:07 am
Activision have created a matchmaking system which would attempt to put players in situations where they’re more likely to spend money on microtransaction items. Perhaps it would match you against a great player with a fancy gun so you’d want to buy that gun and emulate that success. Or if you’ve already bought a fancy […]


Middle-earth: Shadow of War due endless Shadow Wars
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 October 2017, 8:15 am
War, I’m told, war never changes – and nor need it end. Middle-earth: Shadow of War [official site] will add the option to endlessly play Shadow Wars, the fortress-assaulting mode that’s the focus of the game’s fourth act. Leif Johnson told us he grew bored of Shadow Wars before the end of the chapter but […]


343 Industries Bonnie Ross has confirmed Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be Xbox One X enhanced


By my last count, Avengers: Infinity War has roughly 94 billion characters in it


With so many characters rotting in a shallow grave somewhere, it’s no real surprise that Game of Thrones season 8 is already making moves to add some fresh faces


Ubisoft is really going all out on rare Assassin's Creed Origins merch, huh? First there was the $59k headphones, and now an exclusive


Premature Evaluation: Holdfast – Nations At War
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 October 2017, 4:00 pm
We’ve been sending Fraser off to explore Early Access games. He keeps coming back. This week, he’s been standing in a neat row with new friends while 18th century Frenchmen shoot at him in Holdfast: Nations At War [official site]. During my sojourn in the Napoleonic era, I have seen some terrible things. I watched […]


EA is shutting down Visceral Games. The studio, which began as EA Redwood Shores in 1998 and changed ...


First Look: 'Traitor Among The Chiss' Teaser
Posted by Article | Star Wars: The Old Republic [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 October 2017, 4:50 pm
This November, embark on a story-driven Flashpoint adventure, written in collaboration with Timothy Zahn!


Killing Floor 2 launches Halloween Horror event
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 October 2017, 2:00 pm
As you’d expect from a series about shooting monsters, mutants, and Einsteins, Killing Floor parties hard at Goth Christmas. The party starts today in Killing Floor 2 [official site] with the launch of its Halloween Horrors update, which adds a new map, extra weapons, and new(ish) enemy variants. And for people who enjoy dressing up, […]


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