December 2016 Archive

    1. The PC games of 2017 mega-preview
    2. The ninth RPS Christmas Cracker
    1. Making a game in PICO-8: The final reckoning
    2. The eighth RPS Christmas Cracker
    3. The Foxers
    1. Making a game in PICO-8: Shooting frogs
    2. John's Favourite Games Of 2016
    3. The seventh RPS Christmas Cracker
    1. Making a game in PICO-8: Bashing against collision
    2. The sixth RPS Christmas Cracker
    1. Making a game in PICO-8: Getting stuff moving
    2. The fifth RPS Christmas Cracker
    1. Making a game in PICO-8: Getting an idea
    2. The fourth RPS Christmas Cracker
    1. The third RPS Christmas Cracker
    2. The Sunday Papers
    1. RPS Advent Calendar, Dec 24th: Devil Daggers
    2. The second RPS Christmas Cracker
    3. What are we all playing this holiday?
    1. Merry Horacemas, Lovely Readers
    2. Why Dishonored 2 allows you to skip its finest content
    3. Learning to love imbalance in strategy games
    4. RPS Advent Calendar, Dec 23rd: Titanfall 2
    5. Hopiko is a platformer about nothing but jumping
    6. Have You Played... Astroneer?
    7. I Dream Of Dun Morogh
    8. Giveaway: 5000 copies of Ahnayro: The Dream World
    9. The first RPS Christmas Cracker
    10. The Flare Path: Must Stop Skirmishing
    11. The Foxer
    12. Steam Winter Sale highlights, hand picked for you and your loved ones by our artisan bakers
    13. Binding of Isaac player-made expansion Antibirth is out
    14. The real life of an indie game developer
    15. The Growth Project: A cross between gardening and golf
    1. Crytek's VR dinoland Robinson coming to PC after all
    2. The No Game Zone: my albums and films of the year
    3. Resident Evil 7 demo puts the evil back in Biohazard
    4. Dear Gordon... Black Mesa shows first peek at Xen
    5. Weather warning: Steam's winter sale comes storming in
    6. Wot I Think: The Walking Dead - A New Frontier Eps 1&2
    7. Parp parp! Roadtrip 'em up Jalopy rolls into Bulgaria
    8. RPS Advent Calendar, Dec 22nd: Thumper
    9. Later, dude: Night in the Woods delayed into February
    10. Have You Played... Roundabout?
    11. Good will to all teams in TF2's new autobalancing
    12. Battlefield 1's 'holiday truce' includes new game mode
    13. Overwatch's plans for 2017 include a server browser
    14. Office jobs look like hell in survival horror Yuppie Psycho
    15. Birthdays delays its adorable ecosystem until May 2017
    1. IF Only: Looking back at 2016 in Interactive Fiction
    2. Celeste is a hardcore platformer made with finesse
    3. War Thunder leaves open beta, officially released
    4. RPS Advent Calendar, Dec 21st: Firewatch
    5. Starbound adds terraforming and new dungeons
    6. Gwan Play... Dracula Cha Cha!
    7. Have You Played... Unreal Tournament?
    8. Mafia 3 revs up races and car customisation
    9. Guess The Screenshots Episode 716
    10. Just regular dark: Darkest Dungeon getting shorter mode
    11. The guards of Prison Architect have needs now too
    12. Civ 6 errects winter update, gets Polish & Viking DLCs
    1. Best RPG of 2016, Sorcery! to add a New Game Plus mode tomorrow
    2. Why Dark Souls 3's Aldrich is 2016's best boss
    3. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero jumps, climbs, and swims out
    4. Welcome to Pip's Astroneer base!
    5. The Long Dark launches its biggest update of the year
    6. RPS Advent Calendar, Dec 20th: XCOM 2
    7. Crytek closes five studios after reportedly failing to pay workers
    8. RimWorld's huge Wanderlust update is world-changing
    9. Have You Played... Creatures?
    10. Anecdote generator: Dwarf Fortress's agents already sparking fun tales
    11. AI War 2 aims for Oct 2017 after Kickstarter success
    12. Three ace baking recipes for Christmas
    13. Thumper thumping thumpees right in the eyes with VR
    14. Steam Charts: That's A Wrap
    15. Pretty patchwork mind sport Botolo is now out
    16. Street Fighter 5 invokes Raging Demon, punishes rage quitting
    1. The joy of replays
    2. Premature Evaluation: Virtual-O
    3. Age of Empires 2 HD: Rise of the Rajas expansion today
    4. Atlas Reactor is a MOBA that doesn't require reflexes
    5. RPS Advent Calendar, Dec 19th: Duskers
    6. Skyrim megamod Enderal getting own expansion
    7. CD Projekt Red given loads of money, researching seamless multiplayer
    8. Have You Played... Rainbow Six Siege?
    9. Everything must go in room-rotating puzzler Empty
    10. Why, hello, Brendan Caldwell, of the RPS Parish
    11. Heading back to World Of Warcraft with Nostalrius
    12. Make it sorta: Space Engineers warps into beta status
    13. Have a pleasant dander around the Alien Caseno
    14. Welcome to... Jurassark Park! Ark's VR spin-off Ark Park
    15. Tubular: Wave hello to Surf World Series
    16. Resident Evil 7 demo now spooking PC
    17. Reset release date reset again, sad robots slip into 2017
    1. RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 18th: Overwatch
    2. New Duelyst expansion lets itself in, makes itself at home
    3. The Sunday Papers
    1. Twitch 'IRL' continues site's transition back into
    2. RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 17th: American Truck Simulator
    3. Shenzhen I/O's solitaire now available standalone
    4. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Wot I Think: Hearts Of Iron IV - Together For Victory
    2. Best mods of 2016
    3. Jack in for chum shootyfun with Serious Sam VR co-op
    4. A definitive ranking of CS:GO's festive chickens
    5. Sokpop's Bamboo EP: games from Bernband dev & co.
    6. RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 16th: Owlboy
    7. Have You Played... Shattered Planet?
    8. Pay quiddos for my little friend: Payday 2's Scarface DLC
    9. The Flare Path: No Discernible Theme
    10. The Foxer
    11. RPS Asks: Which festive updates are jingling your bells?
    12. Dead by Daylight free Steam trial weekend now live
    13. Subnautica: Precursor update brings mysterious array
    14. Scream if you wanna ho ho ho faster in Planet Coaster
    1. Ridealong: Stalking a wounded deer with the hunter
    2. RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 15th: Hitman
    3. Wot I Think - Space Hulk: Deathwing
    4. Night in the Woods trailer tooled up for January launch
    5. Dawn Of War III: Gorgutz gets a mighty makeover
    6. Hearts of Iron IV deploys first expansion, big patch
    7. WATIng on a star
    8. Have You Played... Project Eden?
    9. Build-a-Clem with Walking Dead season 3 save importing
    10. For Honor story trailer justifies vikings, samurai, knights
    11. Rainbow Six Siege gets new PvP map, Tachanka tweaks
    12. Tom Clancy's The Division free weekend starts today
    13. Enter Gutworld with Doom's final multiplayer DLC now
    14. A first peek at Full Throttle Remastered, a bit late
    1. Dota 2: The New Journey - why update 7.00 is such a MASSIVE game-changer
    2. RPS Verdict: Planet Coaster, tutorials, fearsome themes and more
    3. Bing bong! Space Hulk: Deathwing now boarding
    4. Astroneer is survival and crafting without the cruft
    5. Overwatch begins a blizzard of Christmas silliness
    6. RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 14th: Tom Clancy's The Division
    7. Torment: Tides of Numenera release date announced
    8. Dishonored 2 New Game Plus mode coming today
    9. Google teams up with MMO cloud platform SpatialOS
    10. Have You Played... Deathmatch Classic?
    11. Tales of Berseria getting demo in January before release
    12. The Bleeding Edges: All the spoilers for OneShot
    13. Left 4 Dead creators Turtle Rock making F2P co-op FPS
    14. Parpy Christmas: Forza Horizon 3's icy expansion out
    1. The best free games of 2016
    2. Wot I Think: Recursed
    3. Motorsport Manager adding laptop-friendly 2D mode
    4. RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 13th: DOOM
    5. Gust's Atelier Sophie and Nights of Azure coming to PC
    6. Have You Played... Gravity Ghost?
    7. The Behemoth's Pit People fall into early access Jan 13th
    8. An important update on Casualty
    9. We Happy Few finds some joy in major update
    10. Orcs Must Die! Unchained refocuses on classic PvE
    11. Downward wall-runs into Early Access Dec 19
    12. Banjo-Kazooie 'em up Yooka-Laylee jumps out April 11th
    13. Steam Charts: From France to San Francisco
    14. Nest: a recursive mind scrambler with arrow keys
    15. Bear-knuckle brawling in Tekken 7 next year
    1. Premature Evaluation: Battle Brothers
    2. Dota 2 Boston Major: Highlights and must-see matches
    3. American Truck Simulator now gert big again
    4. Wot I Think: OneShot
    5. Time Commanders brings Total War back to TV tonight
    6. RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 12th: Dishonored 2
    7. Have You Played… Final Fantasy X?
    8. Build a virtual fire with Eidolon dev's Yule Log
    9. Astroneer blasts into Early Access, December 16
    10. The RPG Scrollbars: The Scrolls Of Honour 2016
    11. Eggggg blowing chunks on PC in spring
    12. VR Corbyn & wrestlechess: 300 absurd imaginary games
    13. Watch Dogs 2 DLC slightly delayed by patches
    14. Dota 2's 7.00 update changes everything, brings Monkey King and backpacks
    15. Deck-building roguelike Dream Quest now on Steam
    1. Free Loaders: Through a VHS player, darkly
    2. Super Meat Boy meets Portal 2 in Splasher
    3. RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 11th: Burly Men At Sea
    4. Memoranda brings magical realist adventure to January
    5. The Sunday Papers
    6. Amazing Bargain Cheap: get Metamorphabet now
    1. Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ starts weeping January 3rd
    2. The RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 10th – Darkest Dungeon
    3. Wacky British adventure Her Majesty's SPIFFING is out
    4. What are we all playing this weekend?
    5. Soldat dev's Butcher adds easy mode, only if you want
    1. How Enter the Gungeon brought bullet hell to the dungeon-crawler
    2. Warhammer's Wood Elves are experimental and tricksy
    3. Ubisoft executives fined €1.2 million for insider trading
    4. Wot I Think: Dead Rising 4
    5. Skyblivion is looking a lot like Oblivion rebuilt in Skyrim
    6. Gigantic! Gigantic! Gigantic! Open beta hits Windows 10
    7. The RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 9th – Civilization 6
    8. Have You Played... Duskers?
    9. Counter-Strike: GO's Crimbo chickens are nice and cosy
    10. The Foxer
    11. The Flare Path: A Typical Atypical Simmer #2
    12. OneShot is bursting with nice ideas, and out now
    13. Vive Studios is HTC's new in-house VR dev studio
    14. Want more Wang? Shadow Warrior 2 adds trials
    1. Wot I Think: Pinball FX2 - Bethesda Pinball
    2. Art darlings: Five free games in the Triennale Collection
    3. Vivendi continue to skulk toward an Ubisoft takeover
    4. Total Warhammer's Wood Elves expansion now blooming
    5. The RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 8th – The Witness
    6. Do not look directly at these snippets of Sunless Skies' cosmic horror
    7. Terror From The Pocket: Mobile X-COM Is Real
    8. Have You Played... Serious Sam: The First Encounter?
    9. Hunger Dungeon is a pixel art MOBA, out now
    10. Explore a glitchworld in Deios II: Deidia, now out
    11. ModDB's Mod of the Year awards voting is open
    12. Realpolitiks is a 21st century grand strategy game
    13. HEVN is a place off-Earth in this immersive sim
    14. Doom adds AI bots and demonic ballsport
    15. Dean Hall on VR development: "There's no money in it"
    1. IF Only: What to watch for
    2. Oculus Touch Review: The Games
    3. Wot I Think: Steep
    4. Wot I Think: Lara Croft GO
    5. DoomRL becomes DRL and goes open source after legal warning from ZeniMax
    6. Telltale's Batman ends next Batweek, first ep now free
    7. The RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 7th – hackmud
    8. Hearts of Iron 4: Together for Victory invading next week
    9. The Dota 2 Boston Major: Everything you need to know
    10. Have You Played... Murdered: Soul Suspect?
    11. My Favourite Moments In The Original Westworld
    12. SPACE HALT! Space Hulk: Deathwing delayed five days
    13. Warhammer 40k: Space Wolf hunting on PC in 2017
    14. Delightful Doom mod Run For It! gives everything legs
    15. Dead Rising 4 shambles onto Windows 10
    16. Crusader Kings II Monks and Mystics: The joy of sects
    1. Premature Evaluation: Stellar Tactics
    2. Skyrim, Fallout, and Doom tables flip into Pinball FX2
    3. Wot I Think: Watch Dogs 2
    4. The RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 6th –The Curious Expedition
    5. Hitman going Home Alone-y with festive update
    6. Wot I Think: Orwell
    7. Have You Played… Aliens: Colonial Marines?
    8. Overcooked serves festive feast with free update
    9. Dishonored 2 update 1.3 brings performance boosts
    10. The mums of HOGs and HOPAs
    11. Botolo is fighty sportsball from The Floor Is Jelly creator
    12. Steam Charts: And we all sing along like before
    13. Stellaris sends love letter in new story by Alexis Kennedy
    14. Budget Gadgetzan decks
    1. Creeper World 3 has the best monster of any game
    2. Wild and free: Hunt for your cubs in FERAL
    3. Euro Truck Simulator 2 loads up Vive la France! DLC
    4. Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment shows off new moves
    5. Decipher an alien language in Sethian
    6. The RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 5th –Tilt Brush
    7. Living through livecams
    8. Have You Played... Evoland?
    9. Giveaway: 10,000 keys for The Exiled alpha test
    10. Street Fighter 5 kicking off Season 2 with Akuma
    11. Oculus Touch is a superior motion controller to the Vive's
    12. Paragon's entire map is about to change: here's why
    13. Memory of a Broken Dimension glitching into 2017
    14. The RPGs of 2017
    15. Lara Croft Go swings to a proper PC release
    16. Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite biffing onto PC in 2017
    17. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries stomping towards 2018
    1. Telltale officially announce Guardians of the Galaxy
    2. The RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 4th – North
    3. The Walking Dead: A New Frontier will start with 2 eps
    4. The best Gadgetzan decks
    5. Civilization III, IV and CivCity: Rome now on GOG
    6. Free Loaders: Aristocratic pong in Fancy-Ass Tennis
    7. The Sunday Papers
    1. The RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 3rd - Sorcery! 1-4
    2. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard footage returns to domesticity
    3. EA says no Battlefield next year, new Star Wars Battlefront instead
    4. Get Assassin's Creed III for free on December 7
    1. Watch Dogs 2’s jolly multiplayer is spoiled by guns
    2. Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 is an off-brand Far Cry game
    3. Watch Dogs 2: two deaths in San Francisco
    4. The RPS 2016 Advent Calendar, Dec 2nd - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    5. Behold The Kickmen adds 'Speedball' mode
    6. Have You Played... Prince Of Persia 2: The Shadow & The Flame?
    7. Kingdoms And Castles is a cute town management game
    8. The Foxer
    9. Wot I Think - Shadow Tactics: Blades Of The Shogun
    10. Mugs and mayhem: eight minutes of Prey
    11. Dauntless is a co-op action RPG about monster hunting
    12. Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer visits brand new worlds
    13. DoomRL dev receives legal letter from ZeniMax
    14. Bulletstorm getting 4K rerelease with Duke Nukem mode
    1. Wot I Think: Tyranny
    2. How to watch Dota 2
    3. None Of Your Business
    4. The RPS 2016 Advent Calendar - Dec 1st: INSIDE
    5. The Marvelous & Mysterious RPS Advent Calendar 2016
    6. Red Dead Redemption coming to PS Now on PC
    7. Have You Played... Killing Floor?
    8. No Man's Sky getting another small bugfixing patch
    9. Grand Theft Auto 4 patch is the first in six years
    10. Drone Swarm is about controlling 32,000 units at once
    11. MOBA Gigantic moves into open beta on 8 December
    12. Dishonored 2 patch 1.3 hits Steam beta
    13. Tenebra is a free horror game inspired by silent films
    14. One Hour One Life: Rohrer riffs on cyclical survival