Jeff Freezos: a diary of Frostpunk doom, day 1
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 May 2018, 12:00 pm
The fate of humanity, or at least a slim and freezing remainder of it, rests upon the bewildered shoulders of someone who can’t even keep a basil plant alive for more than 24 hours. Frostpunk does not forgive. Frostpunk does not have mercy. Frostpunk will kill everyone. Unless I can stop it.


Plunkbat servers crash in first 24 hours of 50 player deathmatch
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2018, 2:06 pm
Bluehole ran into a serious issue this week, as their servers crashed 24 hours into the return of their 50 player deathmatch mode. War Plunkbat was the temporary return of the team deathmatch from last month, which breaks from PUBG’s traditional ‘once you’re gone you’re gone’ structure and allows you to respawn. There are ten […]


Radical Heights adds J.A.N.U.S. enemy locator in new update
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2018, 2:56 pm
Radical Heights is the 80s retro battle royale blastathon that’s the newest kid on the battle block. Whether you like shooting up arcades or shooting up other, different arcades, Radical Heights has you covered; all wrapped up in a sense of gnarly attitude not seen since Sunset Overdrive. That’s right, I invoked Sunset Overdrive in […]


Hand-pencilled horror tittle Mundaun to release fall 2018
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2018, 12:06 pm
Mundaun is a new horror indie set in the Alps that, as you can tell from the terrifying header image, has a very specific look. This hand-pencilled spookfest encourages players to explore large open levels where you must interact with the inhabitants of the mountain (who speak their own bizarre language) and free them from […]


Republic Commando is on sale and better than you remember
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2018, 12:26 pm
I’m not sure how rare this experience is, but I played A LOT of Star Wars games as a kid without having seen the Star Wars movies. They not only laid the groundwork of my later-fandom, but they also told these side stories that were (occasionally) so well done that I wound up underwhelmed by […]


Stop a 70s serial killer in Dead Secret Circle
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2018, 1:23 pm
This week, Robot Invader released the sequel to Dead Secret, which was one of the first VR horror-mystery titles I ever got to experience. I enjoyed that game’s puzzles and general otherworldy vibe — not to mention its Kansas based setting. (That’s where I’m from. There’s a lot of murders there. It felt good to […]


The Sunday Papers
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2018, 6:00 am
Sundays are (sometimes) for relishing the very un-Sunday-ish feeling of having a whole extra day off work ahead of you, and regretting not ordering God of War early enough for it to arrive in time. Jennifer Allen’s article on Eurogamer about establishing rules for a gaming friendship is great, and I’d love to know how […]


Humble Monthly’s early unlock game is Destiny 2
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 May 2018, 6:40 pm
Hey fellow Space Wizards. Are you one of those folks still yet to acquire Destiny 2? Well, Humble Bundle has you covered. If you’re a part of Humble’s monthly subscription service, which is $12/£9 recurring, you get 7-9 games every month, plus a big promotional thing every once in a while. This month, being a […]


Get rewarded for the Plunkbat weapon balance survey
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 May 2018, 5:08 pm
The folks at PUBG are making one of the most significant adjustments to how the game is played, via the Weapons Balance Update (Patch 12), which is re-balancing everything from damage to scope reticle to movement speeds while certain weapons are equipped. It’s such an intricate and deep re-alignment of the entire game that Plunkbat […]


The Good Life from Swery has a story trailer
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 May 2018, 2:03 pm
Swery65 once got in some trouble for trying to take us to Rainy Woods, back when it was the title of Deadly Premonition and back when it was a little too legally infringey upon Twin Peaks. We’re going back to Rainy Woods, albeit in a much different form, as Swery welcomes us to The Good […]


Free games of the week
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 May 2018, 10:00 am
Organise your life by talking to your friend, organise a postal warehouse by filtering out illegal packages, and solve puzzles in a creepy library to stay alive. Save all of humanity from giant bugs by controlling a giant mech with your estranged sister, or fight monsters by firing projectiles at them in a story-driven Breakout-inspired […]


DOS Boot: Ascendancy had brilliant worlds and a dunce of an AI
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 May 2018, 6:00 am
DOS Boot is just Brock digging into old DOS/Windows games and talking half-remembering cool and bizarre experiences that are only available on abandon-ware sites at this point. Weekends should be for having fun and by god, we’re going to have some wholesome gosh dang fun on RPS Weekends. My introduction to the 4x genre (eXplore, […]


They Are Billions adds The Six Wonders
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 May 2018, 7:00 am
Set amidst a 22nd century rabies-like outbreak of Zed-ism, They Are Billions is a game about keeping your steampunk settlement alive while raiding zombie towns… and dealing with the repercussions. You manage everything from gold to oil as you handle a Left 4 Starcraft situation wherein zombies keep trying to pick off the citizens — […]


What are we all playing this weekend?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 5 May 2018, 5:00 am
Hullo there! Happy May Day Bank Holiday Weekend, gang. Or to translate that into International English: we won’t be here on Monday cos it’s a holiday. I always remember this as a day to visit the seaside, splashing about and eating half a pint of vinegar-soaked cockles. Perhaps your plans are more glamorous, or involve […]


Build a kingdom in the sky in puzzle/sim blend Volantia
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 May 2018, 6:10 pm
One of the great things about games is that you really can just take two disparate concepts, mash them together and come away with something genuinely good. Volantia: Kingdom In The Sky from Tangled Mess Games (featuring some of the talent behind the lovely micro-roguelike Desktop Dungeons) is a blend of city-building management and block-tessellation […]


Swashbuckling action-roguelike City of Brass is out now
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 May 2018, 4:47 pm
We must be living in a golden age of videogames, because in no other era would I have let something as immediately enticing as City of Brass escape my grasp. While I’ve been aware of the Arabian-themed first-person Spelunky-like’s presence since its debut in early access, I’ve just not found the time to give it […]


The true meaning of BattleTech is interstellar giant robot amputation Pokemon
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 May 2018, 2:00 pm
Some might say that BattleTech‘s meta-game is the strategy layer – all that base-building, mech-fixing’n’fitting, pilot management and parts-shopping required to ultimately create an unstoppable army of heavy metal death. Those people are dead wrong. The overarching goal of BattleTech, the true purpose of its turn-based fights and base management alike, is that you gotta […]


Everything is going to be OK expands, feels less OK
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 May 2018, 2:40 pm
Everything is going to be OK, the interactive zine/digital fever-dream from Tetrageddon creator Nathalie Lawhead always felt deeply personal to me. Its manic humour and wild imagination filtered through computer interfaces of yesteryear always felt underpinned by a very specific breed of frustration and sadness. Today, it grew just a little bit more, adding three […]


May the 4th be with you – the best Star Wars games
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 May 2018, 3:00 pm
Consider this an apology. We often make fun of the Star Wars franchise here at Rock Paper Shotgun, with posts that belittle and ignore its impact on culture, especially videogames. With something as ubiquitous and admired, it’s easy to be dismissive  of this star-hopping saga. But it is undeniably an adventure that has made millions […]


Nvidia release hotfix driver for GTX 1060 boot loop woes
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 May 2018, 11:48 am
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 owners have been having a bit of a tough time lately. First they go and download Nvidia’s latest GeForce driver (397.31 – WHQL) like good graphics card people in preparation for the latest and greatest nifty games like Frostpunk and Battletech, and then they find their PC’s now stuck in an […]


Midair soars out of early access, becoming F2P
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 May 2018, 12:03 pm
The high-flying first-person shooter action of the Tribes games had returned in a roundabout way with the full launch of Midair, a game oh so very heavily inspired by the classics. Strap on a jetpack, skim across big rolling levels, raid the enemy base while defending your own, shoot baddies, and generally Tribes it right […]


Utomik! Sounds like a stiff drink, but no. Utomik is a subscription-based games service that launched yesterday, angling to be ‘Netflix for games’ (sound familiar?) It’s currently offering a library of approximately 750 games for either $7 or $10 per month, depending on whether you want to share the account with your little sister or […]


Combat, failure and raising the stakes in Disco Elysium
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 May 2018, 1:00 pm
The combat engine is so often the heart of an RPG, even in the tabletop sphere. Characters shuffle around a battle-grid, attacks are tabulated, armour classes are defined, hit points are shaved away until only one side is left standing. Not so for upcoming police-drama RPG Disco Elysium. In their latest development blog, Studio ZA/UM […]


Fnatic Flick 2 review: DPI on the X and Y
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 May 2018, 1:00 pm
If two new mechanical keyboards weren’t enough for you, esports giants Fnatic have also released a new pair of mice to go with them, the first of which I’ve got here: the Flick 2. As its name implies, this is the second generation of Fnatic’s Flick mouse, now with a newer, grippier grip, a more […]


Best PC gaming deals of the week
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 May 2018, 9:58 am
If you are reading this, odds are fairly good that you are both an internet user and alive. That winning combination will also mean that it’s probably been almost impossible not to have run into some form of notification that today is, in fact, Star Wars day. Because May the 4th, you know. If nothing […]


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