August 2017 Archive

    1. Incoming: some excellent new gaming CPUs from Intel
    2. Pathologic remake confusingly renamed Pathologic 2 'to avoid confusion'
    3. Wot I Think: Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 1
    4. Unknown Pleasures: Steam's latest diamonds in the rough
    5. Sonic Forces spinning into November
    6. Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show talks Destiny 2, Absolver and XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
    7. The Division adding Horde-inspired mode and a big ship
    8. Face-ripping & identity theft: Divinity Original Sin 2's Undead
    9. Have You Played... Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
    10. XCOM War Of The Chosen: a precipice moment for TBS
    11. Total War: Warhammer 2 system requirements confirmed
    12. Shovel Knight: King of Cards bouncing into 2018
    13. Humble Jumbo Bundle 9 is live now, due to get more jumbo next week
    14. Super Meat Boy Forever auto-running into 2018
    15. Uurnog Uurnlimited adds co-op to Nifflas's platformer
    1. XCOM-like tactical espionage thriller Phantom Doctrine was my Gamescom highlight
    2. Mekboy's treat: Dawn of War 3 launches new mod tools
    3. Sunless Skies rockets into early access
    4. Wot I Think: Alphabear - Hardcover Edition
    5. The games chasing EVE’s vision of a single shard MMO
    6. Tanks ever so much! World of Tanks adds 30v30 battles
    7. Have You Played... The Dagger Of Amon Ra?
    8. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 bringing more co-op action
    9. Red means danger: how to survive in Surviving Mars
    10. RPS Asks... What game scared you so much you never played it again?
    11. Homestuck spin-off Hiveswap starts in September
    12. GTA Online now has a battle royale mode
    13. Cheap Thief and Deus Ex: it's Square Enix week at GOG
    14. There’s snow hope in this Frostpunk trailer
    15. Kill 'em all! Overwatch launches deathmatch modes
    1. Destiny 2: Judging the game from the beta is an impossible prospect
    2. Tribes-y FPS Midair soars into early access
    3. One absolutely, perfectly ridiculous turn in XCOM 2: War Of The Chosen
    4. Rune: Ragnarok resurrecting Human Head's Viking action
    5. Sonic Mania is out today and it features Sonic
    6. Destiny 2 on PC runs smooth as perma-gloomy butter
    7. X4: Foundations revisiting and expanding spacebasics
    8. Following paid mods fiasco, Bethesda launch Fallout 4 Creation Club
    9. Have You Played... Overcooked?
    10. Bungielicious: Destiny 2 PC open beta starts today
    11. Steam Charts: Half Price Edition!
    12. No U FO! XCOM 2: War of the Chosen released
    1. Have You Played... Dropsy?
    2. Headbutt the pucking ref in Super Blood Hockey
    3. Exploring the dark side of Cities: Skylines - Green Cities
    4. Children of Morta hacks and slashes out next year
    5. Like Roots in the Soil tells a story from two perspectives
    1. Thimbleweed Park's arcade is now open
    2. Bertram Fiddle returns in punny murder mystery A Bleaker Predicklement
    3. The Sunday Papers
    4. Meteors rain on the Red Planet in Surviving Mars trailer
    1. Cyberpunk shooter Ruiner dashes out next month
    2. Fear Effect remake coming to PC next year
    3. What are we all playing this weekend?
    4. Darkwood devs upload a torrent of their own game to thwart key resellers
    1. How Everything conjures infinity with camera tricks
    2. Wot I Think: Ken Follett's The Pillars Of The Earth (chapters 1-7)
    3. Life is Strange creators take on a new narrative project
    4. Reigns: Her Majesty coronated later this year
    5. 'We don't attempt to be too serious' - Need For Speed Payback has some comically overblown car chases
    6. Rocket League switching to standard-shape arenas only
    7. A raccoon explains what you do in Donut County
    8. Have You Played... Fire & Ice?
    9. Overwatch’s Junk Queen is ‘just a voice for now’ says Blizzard
    10. NecroDancer devs go city-building in Industries of Titan
    11. XCOM 2 is free to play this weekend
    12. The Flare Path: Conflicted
    13. The Foxer
    14. Secret of Mana remake announced
    15. Chain, keep us together: F1 2017 released
    16. Overwatch's Mercy becoming pretty much a completely new hero
    17. Er... so Half-Life's writer maybe just revealed the complete plot of HL2: Episode 3
    1. Unknown Pleasures: the best Steam games you might have missed
    2. With Atlas Rises, it's worth returning to No Man's Sky
    3. Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon expansion announced
    4. Video game tourism alert: Warface is off to Pripyat
    5. Final Fantasy XV’s director on rehabilitating Prompto and choosing his favourite among the lads
    6. Ark: Survival Evolved's launch trailer meets otter friend
    7. Have You Played... Stonekeep
    8. Wot I Think - XCOM 2: War Of The Chosen
    9. Trick or trick? New Bubsy game hits on Halloween
    10. Survey: What are your strategy gaming habits?
    11. Splash Damage's Brink is now free
    12. The Evil Within 2’s feeding scene makes Resident Evil 7 look like CBeebies
    13. Fe takes you into a gorgeous forest from early 2018
    14. Dishonored 2: I can’t wait to kill The Outsider
    15. Mei-day: Overwatch climatologist gets animated short
    16. Far Cry 5 gameplay vids show off sandbox goofiness
    1. Has Dead by Daylight been improved by its updates?
    2. Beast Battle Simulator: a bag of animal fight foolishness
    3. Tyranny: Bastard's Wound starts oozing in September
    4. God's Trigger is cooperative Hotline Miami with a devilish twist
    5. Quake Champions rocketjumps into early access
    6. Have You Played... Max Payne 3?
    7. The Good Life is... Midsomer Murders plus cat capers!
    8. The fraught world of buying a game for an 11 year old
    9. RPS is hiring! Come be our guides editor
    10. The Escapists 2 has tunneled out
    11. Medieval mayhem in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord’s multiplayer captain mode
    12. Kel'Thuzad prepares chilly entry to Heroes of the Storm
    13. Shadow Warrior free as SW2 gets new free bits
    14. Call of Duty: WW2's HQ social space looks a right lark
    1. Cities: Skylines erects Green Cities expansion this year
    2. Rainbow Six Siege's Operation Blood Orchid delayed
    3. Life Is Strange: Before The Storm is a coming-of-age tragedy
    4. Bomber Crew goes up tiddley up up in October
    5. The Pipwick Papers
    6. Gwent introduces Thronebreaker story campaign
    7. Have You Played… Dofus?
    8. Star Wars Battlefront 2 shows off space battles
    9. Clickuorice Allsorts: Why Steve Gaynor makes games
    10. Final Fantasy XV will get mod support, says director
    11. The Crew 2 drives, sails, and flies to March 16
    12. Anno 1800 announced for winter 2018
    13. Biomutant is an open-world Wushu mutant action-RPG
    14. A whole level of Echo is good for explaining Echo
    15. Ghost Update now haunting Subnautica
    1. Age of Empires 4 coming from Company of Heroes devs
    2. HTC Vive cybergoggles get £160/$200 pricecut
    3. The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs expansion to add cats, dogs
    4. Battlefield 1 adding 5v5 mode Incursions
    5. Overwatch getting TF2-y in new map Junkertown
    6. BioShock is ten years old today
    7. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds sales pass 8 million
    8. Happy Birthday To Us: We Are 10!
    9. Wot I Think: Total War: Warhammer - Norsca DLC
    10. Dota 2's Siltbreaker co-op campaign concluded
    11. Steam Charts: A Learning Experience
    12. Have You Played… Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak?
    13. Assassin's Creed Origins trailer bops to Leonard Cohen
    14. Attack On Titan 2 hoping to devour you in early 2018
    15. Anime boyband roadtrip confirmed for PC
    16. Jurassic World Evolution is a park-builder from Planet Coaster devs
    17. Mass Effect: Andromeda getting no singleplayer DLC
    1. Space opera strategy game Ancient Frontier out 21 Sept
    2. Frost giants and snow storms in Conan Exiles new region
    3. The Sunday Papers
    4. Steve Jackson's Ogre rumbles onto PC in October
    1. Killing Floor: Incursion brings zombie slaughter to VR
    2. The Norwood Suite accepts guests from 2 Oct
    3. What are we all playing this weekend?
    4. Tweak-o! StarCraft II big balance changes incoming
    1. You’re not the hero of Pyre’s revolution, and that’s the point
    2. Wot I Think: Observer
    3. Archaica: The Path Of Light shines lasers into September
    4. Dreadful survival horror Darkwood launches in full
    5. Have You Played… Metal Gear Solid?
    6. Imprison toddlers in ball pools with incoming Sims 4 toddler stuff pack (I assume)
    7. Robocraft blasts out of early access this month
    8. Fishing Planet's PS4 trailer is the ultimate fish betrayal
    9. The Flare Path: Mostly Positive
    10. The Foxer
    11. Spintires returning enhanced & expanded in MudRunner
    12. Astroneer parties like it's Update 199
    13. Absolver will add more modes and moves after launch
    14. They finally really did it: a new Planet of the Apes game
    1. Update: AMD's new graphics and CPU awesomeness
    2. Shenmue 3 picks up Deep Silver as publisher
    3. Thomas Was Alone creator launches Subsurface Circular
    4. Unknown Pleasures: this week's Steam new release highlights
    5. Fyre it up! Cities: Skylines launches Concerts DLC
    6. Quake Champions enters early access arena next week
    7. Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show talks Gamescom, The Long Dark and Plunkbat
    8. AngryGamerNerdDadGeekRants reviews: Sonic Mania
    9. Bob Ross, Team RPS and goodness knows who else star in XCOM 2: War of the Chosen propaganda
    10. Have You Played... Zuma Deluxe?
    11. First Lawbreakers patch nerfs overpowered abilities
    12. Campaigning with Total War: Warhammer 2's Skaven
    13. A watched pot etc: Cook Serve Delicious! 2!! delayed!!!
    14. Warframe devs show off The Amazing Eternals
    15. Prey finally has a real demo on PC (but is calling it a trial except when it calls it a demo)
    16. Crackdown 3 delayed into 2018
    1. LawBreakers is a zero-gravity FPS that nearly touches the sky
    2. Bizarre bestiaries and weird relics: what fantasy can learn from history
    3. Peter Molyneux's The Trail strolls onto PC
    4. Have You Played... Eldritch?
    5. Meet The Evil Within 2's tortured/torturous artist
    6. Skaven tunnel into Total War: Warhammer 2
    7. ReBOOt! Horror adventure Black Mirror returns this year
    8. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds slowing pace of patching
    9. Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 passes its MOT
    10. Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates opens up on 4 Oct
    11. The Pillars of the Earth breaks ground, is out now
    12. Deadly Premonition director's The Good Life visits a town where people turn into cats
    13. Destiny 2 shows off 4K shootbangs ahead of PC beta
    14. EVE: Valkyrie welcoming non-VR players in September
    1. Wot I Think: Nidhogg 2
    2. Rock of Ages 2 rolling out later this month
    3. Rez Infinite is the greatest VR game to date
    4. The Pipwick Papers: Polymer clay videos edition!
    5. Pure Farming 2018 trundles out in March 2018
    6. H1Z1: Just Survive gets new map and new name
    7. Have You Played... Project Highrise?
    8. Football Manager 2018 announced for November
    9. Blizzard Battle.net: A screenplay by Pip
    10. The Divison big update heralds Survival trial weekend
    11. Wot I Think: Agents Of Mayhem
    1. How to play Dragon's Dogma Online wherever you are
    2. Party like it's 1998! StarCraft: Remastered out today
    3. State of the Art: The Long Dark's aurora
    4. BattleTech delayed into 2018
    5. The Joy Of cruising in Burnout Paradise
    6. Rainbow Six Siege's Hong Kong update due August 29th
    7. Have You Played... Helldivers?
    8. Deadlight free on GOG as lucky dip sale starts
    9. Shape of the World wandering into early 2018
    10. Steam Charts: Top 10 Games Edition
    11. Footballer Edgar Davids scores in legal battle over League of Legends skin
    1. Moons of Madness is Lovecraftian horror on Mars
    2. Ram skyscrapers and blow up aliens in new Megaton Rainfall trailer
    3. Survive 'em up Dead in Vinland drops you on a desert island
    4. The International 2017: And the winners are...!
    5. 3030 Deathwar Redux leaves early access next month
    6. The Sunday Papers
    7. Head ashore in pirate game Tempest's first DLC
    1. Graceful Explosion Machine shmup blasts off
    2. London team confirmed for Overwatch League
    3. JRPG Ys Seven slashes out later this month
    4. The International 2017: Three teams standing, two new heroes, and one TERRIFYING AI
    5. Blizzard are still updating Warcraft III after 15 years
    6. Wot I Think – Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
    7. What are we all playing this weekend?
    8. Communal Combat Mission: Turn 29
    9. Fan-made Papers, Please film looks suitably oppressive
    1. Euro Truck Simulator 2 off to Italy in next expansion
    2. Gotta go slower: Sonic Mania delayed on PC
    3. Project Cars 2 is addressing the first game's flaws
    4. Wot I Think: West of Loathing
    5. Super Mega Baseball 2 delayed into 2018
    6. Arma 3: Laws of War DLC coming in September
    7. Should kids be taught in schools using Minecraft?
    8. The International 2017: Five Dota 2 teams remain - who are they and how are they doing?
    9. No Man's Sky tiptoes towards co-op play with Atlas Rises
    10. Have You Played... PDC World Championship Darts 2008?
    11. Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne now out
    12. Destiny 2 details changes coming with PC open beta
    13. The Foxer
    14. Overwatch adding deathmatch to Arcade lineup
    15. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider offers deicide from 15 Sept
    16. Communal Combat Mission: Turn 28
    1. Unknown Pleasures: 10 of the best new Steam games this week
    2. In Foxhole’s war the truck drivers are the real heroes
    3. Cowboys and clowns ride out with West of Loathing
    4. Interview: Tower Of Time developers talk ambition, player feedback, and the ancient real-time wars
    5. Sociable Soccer hoofed up to early access this summer
    6. The last game you'll ever play
    7. Blizzard and Google betray humanity with StarCraft 2 tools to train artificial intelligences
    8. Have You Played... Hand of Fate?
    9. Raid: World War II due from ex-Payday devs next month
    10. For Honor starts free trial weekend
    11. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds first-person-only mode now supports squads
    12. Communal Combat Mission: Turn 27
    1. Update Night - H1Z1: King of the Kill
    2. Grimoire, the RPG 20 years in the making, is a crazily tough nut to crack
    3. Sundered is a gorgeously drawn Metroidvania
    4. Rez Infinite grooves onto PC
    5. Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show talks Inside, Foxhole and TV show adaptations
    6. Total War: Warhammer revamps original races tomorrow
    7. Have You Played... They Breathe?
    8. Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire holding free preview weekend
    9. Sneaky TV Suggestions
    10. Devil Daggers & free Pony Island in new Humble Bundle
    11. Overwatch Summer Games event returns with new skins
    12. Valve announce Artifact, a Dota 2 spin-off card game
    13. Communal Combat Mission: Turn 26
    1. Premature Evaluation: Fortnite
    2. Sine Mora EX is a free update to Grasshopper's shmup
    3. Jeff Minter making Tempest 4000 for Atari
    4. Wot I Think: The Long Dark’s Story Mode – Wintermute Episode 2
    5. Bigger brother: Orwell continuing in second season
    6. LawBreakers begins to put some action in your life
    7. Have you played... NEO Scavenger?
    8. This American Truck Simulator road will play 'America the Beautiful' as you drive
    9. The Pipwick Papers
    10. Shop from anywhere with League of Legends' grumpy demigod Ornn
    11. Ninja Theory launch Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
    12. Communal Combat Mission: Turn 25
    1. Supreme Ruler The Great War now warring supremely
    2. Steam Charts: WE'RE GOING TO BE RICH!
    3. RPS Asks: What do you think of our forum?
    4. Battlefield 1 bringing specialisations back
    5. Sinister text-based hack-o-story Code 7 out soon
    6. Spelunky creator & pals make 50 retro games in UFO 50
    7. Dota 2: Everything you need to know for The International 2017 main event!
    8. Metroid 2 fan remake dev now working on Ori sequel
    9. Have You Played... The Fancy Pants Adventure?
    10. Middle-earth: Shadow of War details microtransactions
    11. Faeria's Oversky expansion out today
    12. Death Road to Canada gets bigger and weirder
    13. Communal Combat Mission: Turn 24
    1. Wage spacewar in Interplanetary: Enhanced Edition
    2. Spot hippos and explore new islands in Crest update
    3. Door Kickers getting a side-scrolling spin-off
    4. Running from rhinos (and the police) in The Journey Down Chapter 3 trailer
    5. Communal Combat Mission: Turn 23
    6. Punch people until their heads explode in Spartan Fist
    1. Bloody beat 'em up/strategy hybrid Aztez out now
    2. Enter The Riddler's torture chamber in Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within trailer
    3. Rocket League now auto-bans players using abusive words
    4. JRPG The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel out now
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?
    6. RPG based on Mistborn novels cancelled
    7. Communal Combat Mission: Turn 22
    1. Beautiful but barebones dino-sim Saurian is the anti-Ark
    2. Tower Of Time is a splendid RPG with tactical real-time combat
    3. Bonbon is a short, smart tale of domestic horror
    4. Lead a sacrificial cult in The Shrouded Isle
    5. Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show talks Tacoma, The Shrouded Isle and comfort games
    6. The Long Dark gets fixes aplenty in string of patches
    7. Have You Played... Total Carnage?
    8. Path of Exile launches expansion The Fall of Oriath today
    9. The Flare Path: Dawdles and Drenches
    10. The Foxer
    11. For Honor season 3 introduces Highlander and Gladiator
    12. 9 whole minutes of Life is Strange: Before The Storm
    13. Hidden Dreams free DLC now in Hollow Knight
    14. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds working to fix last patch's lag issues [cannot fix Alice being a loud jerk -ed.]
    15. Support wizard Jenos descends on Paladins
    16. Communal Combat Mission: Turn 21
    1. AMD’s new RX Vega gaming graphics revealed at last
    2. Weather watching in The Long Dark
    3. Wot I Think: corporate espionage adventure The Low Road
    4. Unknown Pleasures: the best overlooked Steam games of the past week
    5. Bet on battles in the splendid Radar Theatre
    6. Another Lost Phone found in autumn
    7. Hack 'n' slash history: Dynasty Warriors 9 PC confirmed
    8. Have You Played... Dino Run?
    9. Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn DLC adding proper robot civs
    10. Pathfinder Adventures goes green in Rise of the Goblins
    11. Q.U.B.E. 2 puzzle-platforming into 2018
    12. Hitman introducing player-curated Featured Contracts
    13. Torchlight devs' action-adventure Hob due September
    14. Communal Combat Mission: Turn 20
    1. State of the Art: The slimes of Slime Rancher
    2. Great gifs of games being worked on!
    3. Join a 1337 warez team in b00tl3g kr3w
    4. Dota 2's $23.3m tournament kicks off!
    5. X-Morph blending shmup and tower defense this month
    6. Epitasis offers a lovely dreamy alien puzzler demo
    7. Car Mechanic Sim 18: a truly lovely game that you must avoid for now
    8. Stardew Valley multiplayer expected in early 2018
    9. Have You Played… Final Fantasy IX?
    10. Total Warhammer getting extra units to celebrate Creative Assembly's 30th birthday
    11. The Universim offers lizard candy and updated demo
    12. Your guide to this year's Celebrity Big Brother!
    13. The Witcher: Colour in Geralt-in-the-bath with real pencils
    14. Fidel Dungeon Rescue is a cute and lean puzzle crawler
    15. Lúcioball heads back to Overwatch, brings new and old summer skins
    16. Top-down shoot-o-brawler Redeemer spurts out
    17. Communal Combat Mission: Turn 19
    1. The International 2017: Your guide to the biggest tournament in professional Dota 2!
    2. The Joy of a brand new undiscovered world
    3. Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire coming in September
    4. Mass Effect Andromeda studio merging into EA's Motive
    5. Wot I Think: The Long Dark's Story Mode - Wintermute Episode 1
    6. Have You Played... Silent Hill: Homecoming?
    7. Sunless Skies blasts off into early access on August 30
    8. Water Planet involves a cybernetic jellyfish!
    9. Wolfenstein 2 shows off an hour of Nazi-killing gameplay
    10. Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption looks Soulsy and maybe also a bit Zelda-y
    11. The Pipwick Papers
    12. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds details update, apologises for handling of crate & key announcement
    13. Car Mechanic Sim 18 devs: "Please give us a chance to fix our faults"
    14. Pillars of Eternity 2 video examines city life
    15. Communal Combat Mission: Turn 18
    16. Wot I Think: Tacoma