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Archive for July, 2012

A Desktop Dungeon: Browser Spelunky

All those Xbox fellows having been frothing uncontrollably about Spelunky XBLA for the last couple of weeks, so starved are they of games that aren't about manshooting or sports, but we smug gits have had it for years. Even if we don't get the fancy-pants new graphics because there isn't a Microsoft to wave mega-bucks at Derek Yu and chums. Well, there is of course…

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Feature: The Mercer Seat

Prototype 2 review

Several months after its console debut - the so-so sales of which lead to Activision closing its developer - open-world superhero game Prototype 2 is now out on PC. I've been hulking out, wall-running up tall buildings and eating people alive for the last few days, and then I played some Prototype 2. Allow me to foist the following words about it upon your monitor.

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Inevitable Disturbance In The Force: SWTOR Goes F2P

Well, that took all of about a fortnight. Pretty much everyone called this one, given the age of the expensive monthly subscription game seems to be over, bar a few very particular exceptions. So it is that the struggling juggernaut that is EA/Bioware's MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic is to join the rapidly-swelling ranks of free to play. They've just announced that play up…

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Take A Bow: War Of The Roses Ranged Combat

War of the Roses' ranged combat is as messily violent as the up close and personal sheathing of swords in skulls, as shown in a video of arrows puncturing arteries and organs. Impressively horrible and anarchically comedic at the same time, my deathmatch instincts quiver with anticipation. The way that arrows bend as they lodge in a target is the kind of detail that could…

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Turn-Based Trouble On The Way: Moon Rising

Moon Rising is the first project from a two-man team of veterans who have been touching screen for a while but have now decided to return to PC and Mac. Imagine that it is 2099 and the moon is being mined for its precious Helium-3. Sam Rockwell is nowhere to be seen so instead of battling boredom and a bit of an identity crisis, you'll…

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Howl At The: Moon Intern

Moon Intern has been appearing on our weekly Kickstarter round-up post, Kickstarter Katchup, for a couple of weeks now. And it looks pretty special. A side-scrolling RPG game, which will generate hundreds of quests for you to play, in order to earn the money to pay your rent. But more interestingly, the game will monitor how you play, and in response will start to adjust…

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Strike While Its Hot: Miner Wars 2081 Demo

I keep forgetting that Miner Wars 2081 exists, usually remembering just after my daily rant to the people on the streets below my apartment. "People liked Descent." I'll shout from the window, refastening the sash of my dressing gown as a harsh Mancunian gust threatens to undignify me. "With all this new tech, why isn't there a freeform game in a similar style but with…

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Responsive: Anna Update Addresses Feedback

Just as experiences of bad customer service travel faster than a speeding Usain bullet, games that are released in a problematic state are spoken of far and wide. It's all too easy to ignore the positive response to such issues so here's an acknowledgement that Dreampainters, whose debut release is the horror adventure Anna, are listening to feedback. Although a patch isn't going to fix…

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‘Coding Error’ Caused Uplay Exploit

I doubt we'll be hearing too much more about yesterday's Uplay drama, given the security hole appears to have been safely plugged before any malevolent souls could take advantage of it. Ubisoft have passed further comment on the issue as they saw it, however, claiming an exploit that allowed a vast amount of access to Uplay users' PCs was the result of a "coding error"…

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Bethesda Have Rights To STALKER, Claims Galyonkin

RussianUkrainian blogger and marketing man Sergey Galyonkin - who tipped off the closure of the STALKER 2 project earlier this year - has claimed that Bethesda now have the rights to make a publish a STALKER game. They apparently do not have rights to the extended universe. GSC owner Sergei Grigorovich has not sold the brand, but apparently Bethesda could now make a game based…

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Day Z Passes 900k Unique Players, Arma II Still Tops Steam

We could have waited until it hit 1 million for the sake of the bigger headline, I suppose. But I wanted to say something: the success of zombie mod Day Z couldn't have been predicted. It was a one off. A outlier. It's one of those rare and beautiful times when a game design experiment explodes into a phenomenon. No one can plan for that…

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The Slightly Less Elderly Scrolls: Morrowind Overhaul 3.0

Truly impressive mod projects make me want to defy physics. For example, try as I might, I cannot - even with the assistance of a truly formidable¬†thesaurus - recreate the pure magic of an authentic standing ovation in post form. And yet, that's what the legions of folks who've spent five years continuously tidying up each and every inch of Morrowind deserve. Meanwhile, Morrowind Overhaul…

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Watch Firefall’s Updated Recon Whip Up Fresh Ghosts

The past few weeks have seen us take a whirlwind tour of Firefall's massive summer milestone update, and it's been quite a ride. Laughter, tears, happiness, and muscular men with jetpacks have all flown freely in equal measure - but mostly, it's wrapped day-to-day life in a warm blanket of stability. Empires may fall, stars might blink out of existence, and The Hobbit will¬†definitely get¬†hacked…

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Dear Succesther: Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture

Dear Esther's brilliantly amorphous plot made me feel like I'd hit my head and - for the same reason that television's left me deathly afraid of light flicks on the forehead or especially hard rainfall - acquired horribly debilitating amnesia. That, however, is probably where the similarities between Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs and Dear Esther end, so thechineseroom's also giving its more experimental spirit…

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Swords With Friends: Baldur’s Gate’s Cross-Plat Co-op

It's not that difficult to "enhance" something. Recently, I "enhanced" my cereal experience by pouring milk into it. In the world of PC gaming, however, "enhanced" is a holy and sacred word. The Witcher 1 and 2's Enhanced Editions, for instance, were the equivalent of sending my cereal bowl sailing into a nearby forest, flying in an Iron Chef, and telling him to make whatever…

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PlanetSad: PlanetSide 2 Beta Delayed

It may come as something of a surprise to you that you aren't waging futuristic war on a massive scale while listening to "Ride of the Valkyries" right now. Speaking personally, it's a thought that crosses my mind every day. Thing is, it's actually not a minor form of mania today, as PlanetSide 2's beta was supposed to have touched down by now. It is,…

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Feature: Daily Mail diplomacy

The RPS Verdict – Warlock: Master of the Arcane

And lo did the two RPS Hivemind nodes who would always be picked first in any alphabetical order-based selection process gather to discuss Paradox/Ino-Co Plus' turn-based, Master of Magic-esque strategy game Warlock: Master of the Arcane. Adam and Alec spaketh words at each other. Occasionally, they even listened to each other. To what end? Not a soul doth know. Here are those words. Alec: WARLOCK:…

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Conano: Tiny Barbarian DX

The original Tiny Barbarian was a splendid little platformer, with secrets to discover and monsters to be barbaric toward. Based on The Frost Giant's Daughter, an original Conan story, it was lovely and free. StarQuail are working on a semi-sequel, Tiny Barbarian DX, and it looks even more lovely and there's no indication that it will be any less free. Barbarians riding on top of…

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Ubisoft Responds To UPlay Security Drama, Issues Patch

Well, we knew about the patch already thanks to watchful forum-folk, but Ubisoft have finally offered a public acknowledgement of the Uplay security flaw that in theory meant nasty folk could gain remote access to gamers' PCs. Here's their statement and instructions on how to update Uplay - they're not recommending that anyone disable Uplay, and sound convinced the patch has fixed the exploit.

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