Murdertime: Hotline Miami 2 Release Date & Payday Bits

By Alice O'Connor on February 26th, 2015 at 10:00 am.

Imagine if all your favourite murderers in video games got together and did murders together, like a superhero team or a supergroup. The Avengers with no thought for collateral damage, or The Plastic Ono Band with hammers. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number [official site] is more a tribute act of murderers, with schlubs inspired by Jacket’s cool murders in the first game. Hotline Miami’s crossover with Payday 2 is coming closer to that supergroup dream, though, bringing Jacket to the heist FPS.

Oh, and did I mention that Hotline Miami 2 now has a release date? It does: March 10th.

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Gather Your Party: RPS Social Club This Saturday

By Adam Smith on February 26th, 2015 at 9:30 am.

On Saturday the London RPS Social Club is gathering at is usual haunt, The Blue Posts on Rupert Street near Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. There’s a room booked for 8pm but early arrivals will meet with friendly faces and a welcoming bar. Games of the board and card variety are encouraged, as are good times and merriment. Whether it’s your first time meeting with fellow RPS readers or your fiftieth, have a splendid time, and if you’d like help arranging meetups anywhere outside of That There London, let me know, or discuss gatherings in the appropriate forum thread.

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The Absence Of Is Pokes At The Afterlife

By Philippa Warr on February 26th, 2015 at 9:00 am.

Bedtime

The Absence Of Is [official site] was created for Antholojam – a game jam focused around the theme “Golden Era sci-fi”. It’s a peculiar little thing which prods at the idea of near-death experiences and the afterlife.

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A Glimpse Of Our Cyberfuture In Neon Struct Trailer

By Alice O'Connor on February 26th, 2015 at 8:00 am.

Hands up: who wants to be a secret cyberagent on the lam in the garish and cruel future? You’ll note that you can’t raise your hand, as while you were all distracted by that screenshot, I snuck around breaking your arms. And that, MI6, is why you should defs hire me once you get into the cyberagent game. It’s also why I’m quite keen to play Neon Struct [official site].

Minor Key Games, the teensy team team behind Alec-pleasing Lovecraft ‘em up Eldritch, have dropped a new trailer to reveal a May 20th release date. It’s well data, yeah?

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Dote Night: SpectateFaker And Riot’s Jibber Jabber

By Philippa Warr on February 25th, 2015 at 9:00 pm.


Screengrab via SpectateFaker stream

Evening all! This edition of Dote Night is about the current content rights argument going on in League of Legends. It revolves around SpectateFaker a Twitch channel set up to stream games featuring the professional player Faker. The channel has been subject to a DMCA takedown order from rival streaming service Azubu and the ensuing argument taps into how streamers can use intellectual property. Here’s a summary of what’s going on and why it’s important.

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Bard: League Of Legends Roaming Support Revealed

By Philippa Warr on February 25th, 2015 at 8:00 pm.

ALL BEARD ALL THE TIME

Bard, The Wandering Caretaker will be the latest character to join the League of Legends champion roster.

His lore pegs him as a celestial vagabond, showing up when cosmic equilibrium is under threat and attempting to steer Runeterra (that’s LoL-land) away from catastrophe. I’m now idly wondering whether the lore here is a hint at something important.

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Klick Klick Klicking In Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

By Philippa Warr on February 25th, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

KIM KARDASHIAN!

A recent Twitter meme had people posting their gaming confessions. In a rare fit of “joining in” I posted mine: I didn’t like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.

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Norse Code: Jotun’s Cold Colossi

By Adam Smith on February 25th, 2015 at 6:00 pm.

Jotun’s [official site] combination of Norse mythology, impressive hand-drawn animation and enormous boss battles brings The Banner Saga and Shadow of the Colossus to mind. Alice spotted the game when it was frozen in the purgatory of a Kickstarter campaign, creeping toward its funding goal. Having squeaked past the $60,000 target, the team have been working hard and recently went on tour, showing their vision of frosty boss battles to the masses. Below, you can see footage of a typical fight between the player character and an enormous Winter Jotun.

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Wot I Think: Homeworld Remastered Collection

By Alec Meer on February 25th, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

Disclaimer: I played Relic’s space strategy game Homeworld [official site] when it first released (because of course I did), but unlike many of its fans I didn’t continue to live and breathe it, so I am simply not your guy to get into the fine detail of how the new version does or doesn’t differ from the original. I’m sure other places and even our own comments section will provide that stuff, but this piece is essentially looking at whether the Homeworld games, newly remastered by Gearbox, still hold up today. I should also note that I’m discussing this as an overall package rather than comparing the two games within it to each other.

Two questions:
1) Is it pretty enough?
2) Is it still any good?
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Ruins of Endoth, An RPG Designed For Lunchbreaks

By Konstantinos Dimopoulos on February 25th, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

How does a procedurally-generated action-RPG that can be played during a lunch break sound to you? Ruins of Endoth [official site] might be a typical dungeon crawling roguelike in a generic fantasy setting, but it designed to be action-packed and all over within 45 minutes.

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Warhammer 40,000 MOBA Alert

By Philippa Warr on February 25th, 2015 at 3:00 pm.

Dark Nexus Arena

You know how the world needs more MOBAs as well as more Warhammer games? Here’s the teaser trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena.

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Odd Checkout Action In Free Game Forever

By Alice O'Connor on February 25th, 2015 at 2:00 pm.

Beer, baseball bat, and coffin - that'll be Wednesday night for me sorted. The BBBC, I call it. I can ask for it by name at my corner shop and they'll have one waiting for me.

It’s Minimum Wage Week at Rock, Paper, Shotgun! I mean, sure, why not? That could be true.

Yesterday I posted about a cyberpunk call centre game, and this morning I’ve been working a checkout in Forever [official site]. It’s a free game with an endless queue of customers to ring up, fiddling with objects in awkward physics to find and scan barcodes, while wondering “Wait… do we even sell bloody knives or did they bring that themself?” It’s a fine few minutes of fun.

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Shambles: Resident Evil Revelations 2 Lacks Local Co-op

By Adam Smith on February 25th, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

Alone in the dark

The Steam Store page for Resident Evil Revelations 2 [official site] has listed offline co-op as a feature since preorders began and continues to do so at the time of writing. But the game, now released, doesn’t support local co-op and, according to a statement Capcom have made to VgG24/7, it probably never will.

The PC version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 supports a variety of customisable visual settings and resolutions. The decision to prioritise a single local screen was made to ensure a stable user experience across a variety of different PC settings and devices.

PCs have too many graphics to support splitscreen.

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