Razer Huntsman review: Opto-mechanical goodness
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 3:00 pm
If you like your clacky keyboards, Razer’s new Huntsman is going to be right up your street. This thing is LOUD. Much louder, I’d say, than any other keyboard I’ve tested so far, and I’d probably even go as far as saying it’s clickier and clackier than the Cherry MX blue switches found in mechanical […]


AI wizard Mike Cook wants OpenAI’s Dota bots to teach him, not beat him
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 4:00 pm
In a little over four weeks, five AI bots will play a team of pro players at The International. OpenAI’s bots have learnt to play Dota 2 almost from scratch, building up an understanding of the game using one of the most advanced reinforcement learning techniques AI researchers have yet devised. It’s an impressive achievement, […]


Adventure Time: Pirates Of The Enchiridion sets sail today
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 4:07 pm
Adventure Time remains one of my favourite cartoons ever, but so far none of the games based on it have done its weird and wonderful world and characters justice. Pirates Of The Enchiridion looks to be closest to the mark so far – a seafaring RPG with turn-based combat, released today. Below, an authentic-looking launch […]


Baldur’s Gate-ish pen & paper adaptation Pathfinder: Kingmaker due September 25th
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 5:24 pm
Paizo’s pen and paper RPG Pathfinder may not be Dungeons & Dragons, but it’s as close as you can get to it while still being legally distinct, which makes it perfect source material for a Baldur’s Gate-esque old school RPG. Successfully Kickstarted a year ago, Pathfinder: Kingmaker now has a release date – September 25th […]


The cramped horror of GTFO hopes to bond people
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 2:00 pm
The monsters are sleeping. They stand around in dark corners, obscured by a thick dust that hangs in the air. Our squad creeps through the doorway, crouching and tense and heavily armed. Then: a single gunshot. The monsters are awake. They scream, they run at us, they flail and strike with fleshy, twisted limbs, and […]


Overwatch’s Torbjörn is next in line for a major overhaul
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 2:16 pm
Overwatch‘s diminutive Swedish engineer Torbjörn is set to get a few whacks from Blizzard’s tuning wrench. Similar to Symmetra’s massive rework recently, Overwatch lead designer Geoff Goodman told VG247 of tentative plans to rebuild the stubborn Swede into a more aggressive character capable of deploying self-upgrading turrets on the go. It also seems likely that […]


3D Snake ’em up qrth-phyl returns with new modes
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 2:42 pm
What goes around comes back stronger, and goodness me it’s nice to have qrth-phyl come back. Last seen by us in 2012, the arcade Snake-o-dotgobbler from the glowing mind behind Leave Home has returned to us through a Steam release with new modes and online leaderboards. I have bought it, downloaded it, loaded it, burnt […]


Razer Huntsman review: Opto-mechanical goodness
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 3:00 pm
If you like your clacky keyboards, Razer’s new Huntsman is going to be right up your street. This thing is LOUD. Much louder, I’d say, than any other keyboard I’ve tested so far, and I’d probably even go as far as saying it’s clickier and clackier than the Cherry MX blue switches found in mechanical […]


Clicker Heroes 2 marks the point that clicker games – y’know, the ones all about making numbers go ever-higher with a minimum of interaction – encroach so far into action-RPG territory that I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to play a Diablolike again. The illusion is shattered; the pretence that I play hacker-slashers for […]


Stardew Valley adding multiplayer on August 1st
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 12:35 pm
You’ll be able to play relaxing farm life sim Stardew Valley with up to three friends this August 1st. The long-awaited multiplayer mode has been available as an opt-in open beta since late April, but the developers reckon it’s finally ready for prime-time. The multiplayer update includes some new additions to the world, online or […]


Big Robot building more bots in The Light Keeps Us Safe
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 11:35 am
Staying true to their name, Big Robot are sending more yet big robots to get us in their third game. The makers of The Signal From Tölva and Sir, You Are Being Hunted today announced The Light Keeps Us Safe, a stealth game creeping through the apocalypse while robots are out to get you and […]


Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds raining armoured vehicles in Metal Rain mode
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 9:19 am
Today’s forecast for Erangel is spicy with outbreaks of banter and light showers of armoured vehicles, as the ‘Metal Rain’ event mode returned to Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds this morning. Running for three short days, it features eight-player teams and lets us find flare guns to call in supply planes dropping either a family size care package […]


Civilization VI removes Red Shell ad-tracking software
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 6:51 am
A patch for Civilization VI last night removed Red Shell, a controversial piece of software that track ads for the game which players might have viewed. Considering that a common event in any game of Civ is once-friendly faces turning sour after they discover you’ve been spying on them, you’d think publishers 2K might have […]


Best PC gaming deals of the week – July 20th 2018
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 7:00 am
We have collectively survived Prime Day 2018, but that doesn’t mean that the online gaming deals have stopped marching ever forward. Now, in the shiny new version of Rock Paper Shotgun, we’ve got another batch of the best PC gaming deals of the week to take a look at, so let’s do just that now. […]


The Flare Path: French Edition
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 8:00 am
Although a person with long-term experience of just one rudder set really isn’t equipped to review PC plane pedals, in a pinch he can probably be trusted to dash off a passable preview. Next Monday Thrustmaster release a 7kg, £450 lump of strikingly unorthodox engineering that will, I suspect, end up supporting the soles of […]


The Foxer
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 8:00 am
Earlier this week, while decluttering his phone, Roman removed hundreds of photographs taken during days out at museums, shows, and galas. Twelve of these images make up the background of today’s enlargeable, themeless collage. To defox, simply identify the dozen vehicles or weapons in the green pictures and tell my Chief Foxer Setter which of […]


Northgard ships out the Snake clan DLC and a big free update
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 8:02 am
The Clan Of The Snake DLC is out for Northgard, and yep, they’re bastards. For £4, you can now make the viking-starvation RTS even more miserable for your opponents by stealing their lore and burning their homes. Classy stuff, Snake clan. This first dose of DLC from Shiro Games arrives alongside a hefty free update, […]


Absolver gets new mode and fighting style in September
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 8:25 am
Dust off your fashionable frog mask, fabsolvers. Martial arts biff-em-up Absolver is getting a new dungeon-diving mode and a fifth fighting style modeled after Bruce Lee’s twitchy fists and kicky feet. We knew this free expansion was on the way but now we know it’s due out some day in September. And there are other […]


How not to be a villain, with LEGO DC Super-Villains
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 4:46 am
LEGO DC Super-Villains, TT Games’ latest plundering of the Danish toy-chest, seems pretty determined to be That Suicide Squad Trailer Everyone Liked: The Game. Which is to say, bug-eyed mischief-making, faux-fanzine stylings and wall-to-wall Harley Quinn, whether you like it or not. Only, y’know, for kids. The game’s been singing for its supper at the […]


King Tide is underwater battle royale with sharks
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2018, 5:08 am
Hello, thalassophobes. King Tide is an upcoming battle royale about being launched into the ocean via torpedo, along with 99 other divers and going on a rampage while defending yourself from bloodthirsty sharks. Got it? Got it. It’s by the studio who made Depth, the multiplayer shooter of shark vs humanity. So, they were always […]


Goth anime dungeon crawl Mary Skelter: Nightmares is out now
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 July 2018, 6:21 pm
Idea Factory’s Wizardry/Etrian Odyssey-esque dungeon crawl Mary Skelter: Nightmares was generally well reviewed on the Vita, and launched on PC today. Before you go running for the hills, look up there – stats and bars and colours everywhere – anime excess bleeding into the interface itself, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Looking […]


Sable’s developers are trying to capture the spirit of discovery
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 July 2018, 4:00 pm
Greg Kythreotis and Daniel Fineberg make up Shedworks, a game development studio with four years experience in the industry. They’re both self-taught and, as the name suggests, they conduct their work out of Greg’s parents’ shed in North London. At E3 this year, both Greg and Daniel took the stage to present their game during […]


Bizarre billiards adventure Pool Panic gets snookered today
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 July 2018, 4:07 pm
Rekim’s endearingly daft action-billiards adventure Pool Panic has rolled out into stores, and immediately into the corner pocket. Billed as “the world’s least realistic pool simulator”, this bizarre little game has been on my radar for a while. To say it stretches the rules of pool a bit would be a gross understatement, but from […]


Space Engineers overhauls multiplayer, improves performance, adds women
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 July 2018, 5:10 pm
Popular sci-fi construction sandbox Space Engineers has always been fun to play solo, but multiplayer with more than a handful of players was a frequently miserable, laggy experience until today. Developers Keen Software reckon that with today’s patch – update 1.187 – they’ve finally cracked it. They’ve even snuck in a few new features, such […]


Total War: Rome 2’s Rise Of The Republic expansion takes us back to 399 BC
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 July 2018, 1:39 pm
Creative Assembly today announced Total War: Rome 2‘s next expansion – Rise Of The Republic. A prequel campaign set 127 years before Rome 2’s campaign, it promises a more focused game of grand ambition as nine playable factions set their eyes on a detailed, zoomed-in map of Italy. In the real world this era of […]


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