January 2018 Archive

    1. Of grimoires and glyphs: the history behind RPG magic
    2. How Slay the Spire was tested on Netrunner pros
    3. AMD's taking it one step at a time with its new Vega M Intel chips
    4. In Carrion you play a horrible bag of meaty tendrils
    5. Philips 349X7FJEW review: A great 21:9 ultra-wide monitor for Final Fantasy XII
    6. Classic IF horror Anchorhead revised and illustrated
    7. Wolfenstein 2's DLC so far is characterful but perfunctory
    8. 'ave you heard? Vintage RPG remake Avernum 3 released, with free demo too
    9. World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth out this summer
    10. AMD Radeon RX 570 review: An all-round 1080p card
    11. AMD Radeon RX 580 review: Our top pick for 1440p gaming
    12. AMD Radeon Vega RX 64 review: Finally some competition for the GTX 1080
    13. The Joy Of Subnautica's Sea Treaders
    14. Have You Played... Tom Clancy's The Division?
    15. Murderous Pursuits is the next multiplayer assassination game from The Ship: Remasted devs
    16. Mysterious next Battlefield game out this year from Dice
    17. This Is The Police 2 will be set in the cold north
    18. Nuts is a neat game about squirrel surveillance
    19. EA delay BioWare's Anthem to 2019, say it's not a delay
    1. Premature Evaluation: Forged Battalion
    2. Spark the Electric Jester is more than mere homage
    3. Hearts of Iron IV: Waking the Tiger marches out in March
    4. New Kentucky Route Zero 'interlude' out now, includes sinister half-hour TV show
    5. Subnautica is the ultimate gaming safe place
    6. Fortnite Battle Royale's latest event mode is all snipers and revolvers
    7. Have you played... Duke Nukem Forever?
    8. Slay the Spire adding more characters ‘almost certainly’
    9. Competitive cowering: They Are Billions adds a weekly map run
    10. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti review: The best 1080p graphics card under £200
    11. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 review: The best 1440p graphics card (for now)
    12. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 review: Still the best 1440p graphics card in 2018?
    13. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070Ti review: Better than the GTX 1080?
    14. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 review: The best 4K graphics card right now
    15. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti review: A 4K monster that isn't worth the extra cash
    16. What Works And Why: Emergence
    17. Playunknown's Battlegounds sprinkles more buildings, off-road routes and better loot onto Miramar
    18. Go for a colourful, glitchy walk in Beyond R'proach
    19. Some Playerunknown's Battlegrounds players are skipping the map they dislike by deleting it
    1. Spawn Point: What to know about Final Fantasy XII
    2. 8 reasons to play Descenders (and some reasons to not)
    3. Pivot to video games: Facebook getting Twitchier
    4. The world's fastest Getting Over It speedrunner on handling frustration
    5. Have You Played... Reus?
    6. Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle strikes on Friday the 13th of April
    7. Assassin's Creed Origins will add a New Game+ mode
    8. Steam Charts: Subnautica Edition
    9. Rainbow Six Siege halts plan to replace standard edition with pricier one
    10. Deceiver is a neat looking parkour game with added spiderbots
    11. Intel's new Cannon Lake and Ice Lake CPUs might fix Spectre and Meltdown flaws
    1. Platform shooter Mercenary Kings calls in free reinforcements next month
    2. Soul Calibur VI's first new character is unbelievably anime
    3. The Sunday Papers
    4. Starward Rogue's Augmented expansion buffs up the shmuppy roguelike
    1. Vehicular construct-o-sandbox Trailmakers enters early access next week
    2. Epic to shut down struggling MOBA Paragon in April
    3. Free games of the week
    4. What are we all playing this weekend?
    5. For Honor adding dedicated servers this season
    1. Unknown Pleasures: Five more of the best new games on Steam
    2. Dragon Ball FighterZ finishes powering up and launches
    3. Yo-ho-oh-no: Sea of Thieves beta extended 'cos of bugs
    4. HyperX Pulsefire FPS review: What it lacks in customisation, it makes up for in comfort
    5. Crimsonland devs blast out Tesla Vs Lovecraft
    6. Overwatch director discusses toxicity & balance changes
    7. The 20 best non-violent games on PC
    8. Ships in the night: Sea Of Thieves beta impressions
    9. Have You Played... Martian Gothic: Unification?
    10. Obsidian's Pillars Of Eternity 2 rises in April
    11. The Foxer
    12. The Flare Path: Jets, Jungle, and Jack Yards
    13. Ark: Survival Evolved becomes a Minecraftbut in PixArk
    14. Space Viking lovers rejoice: The Endless Space 2 - Vaulters expansion is out now
    15. Blade's tiny Shadow box could be your next gaming PC
    1. RPS Verdict: Subnautica
    2. Remember this: both Amnesia games are free right now
    3. The more I play, the less I like Iconoclasts
    4. Podcast: Should survival games die?
    5. Yume Nikki: Dream Diary revives cult series on Feb 23
    6. Wot I Think: Celeste
    7. Sokpop Collective are popping out a new game every 2 weeks
    8. SteamWorlders merge with Fe folks to create Thunderful
    9. Stellaris's Apocalypse DLC will blow you away on Feb 22
    10. Have You Played… My Summer Car?
    11. The Banner Saga 3 due in summer, earlier than expected
    12. Rumour: BioWare's Anthem delayed into 2019
    13. Dragon goes on: BioWare confirm they're working on a new Dragon Age
    1. Has World of Tanks: Blitz been improved by its updates?
    2. 7 Billion Humans is World of Goo dev's new programming game
    3. A closer look at that spiritual Theme Hospital sequel
    4. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds disarms and divides lobby to improve performance
    5. Subnautica devs on terror and why there are no guns
    6. Overwatch enters Blizzard World, grabs souvenirs
    7. Have You Played... Prison Architect?
    8. The Humble Paradox Bundle will net you Stellaris, Crusader Kings 2, Pillars of Eternity and more
    9. Sequels for the sequel throne! Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 bringing more WH40K spaceship RTS action
    10. Dead By Daylight meets the Saw movies in new DLC
    11. Wot I Think: Subnautica
    1. Premature Evaluation: Stationeers
    2. Lost Sphear out now from I Am Setsuna studio
    3. Staxel brings more farm-o-craft antics to early access
    4. Nvidia's GeForce Now PC beta is much better at cloud gaming than you think
    5. Crafty farming life sim RPG My Time At Portia enters early access
    6. Have you played... Midnight Ultra?
    7. Seven: The Days Long Gone snags a demo, an update and a sale
    8. Total War: Warhammer 2 - Rise of the Tomb Kings DLC shambles out today
    9. Beat Hazard 2 will blast more jams
    10. Wot I Think: Iconoclasts
    11. Beat Saber is Guitar Hero for wannabe Jedi
    12. Rust leaving early access February 8th, then development will continue
    13. Ubi announce bear necessities for Far Cry 5 on PC, inc 4K specs
    1. How Gorogoa is a game about fitting things together
    2. The lessons Of Fable and what we want from a sequel
    3. Descenders rides into early access on February 9th
    4. Have You Played… Grand Theft Auto Online?
    5. Flight Sim World leaves early access but work continues
    6. Wot I Think: The Red Strings Club
    7. Subnautica devs want to add Arctic biome after release
    8. Have a read of Meanwhile: An Interactive Comic Book
    9. This driving horror game still looks wonderfully awful
    10. Steam Charts: There Is Hope Edition
    1. Break Arts 2: Build the anime mecha of your dreams
    2. Cyberpunk puzzler Bit Rat: Singularity confirms the internet is a series of tubes
    3. Magic: The Gathering Arena's economy sounds surprisingly reasonable
    4. The Sunday Papers
    5. Hunt: Showdown's first closed alpha begins January 31st
    1. Battlefield 1's final DLC, Apocalypse, thunders in next month
    2. Final Fantasy XIV's next update gets down with the clown on a ghost train
    3. Ys VIII delayed on PC again to fix performance problems
    4. Total War: Warhammer 2 powering up Bretonnia when Tomb Kings arrive
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?
    6. Genital Jousting's final cut thrusts into the limelight with story mode
    1. We Happy Few to offer early access refunds after another delay
    2. Rusty Lake talk Rusty Lake, Twin Peaks, and making money from properly free games
    3. Dreamy flying game InnerSpace is Abzu's awkward cousin
    4. Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB and MM800c RGB Polaris review: The ultimate rainbow lightshow
    5. Smashing shooter Crimsonland is free to play this weekend
    6. Unknown Pleasures: The best five unsung games on Steam this week
    7. PSA: mystery roadtrip game Hitchiker is currently free
    8. Have You Played... Wunderdoktor?
    9. Wot I Think- Total War: Warhammer 2 - Rise of the Tomb Kings DLC
    10. The Foxer
    11. The Flare Path: Catch of the Day
    12. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds reworks blue circle pace
    13. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition enters the Ultra HD era this February
    1. Wot I Think: Nantucket
    2. HyperX Cloud Flight review: Near wireless gaming headset perfection
    3. Life Is Strange: Before The Storm's prequel-prequel bonus ep reunites Chloe and Max on March 6
    4. Podcast: The party podcast talks good local multiplayer
    5. Fortnite Battle Royale overhauls map, adds new city
    6. Steel Division: Normandy 44 Back to Hell DLC announced
    7. Have You Played... Cobalt?
    8. Endless Space 2 brings Vaulters in first expansion
    9. The best of the internet's attempts at Getting Over It
    10. Fallout 4's New Vegas and Fallout 3 remake mods show off progress
    11. Hearthstone's new Tavern Brawl features World Championship-winning decks
    12. Cosmic adventure game Genesis Noir is on Kickstarter
    13. A new Alien shooter is in the works, says Fox
    1. DUSK is a delicious cocktail of nineties shooters
    2. Full Metal Furies out now from Rogue Legacy creators
    3. Future of Epic's Paragon looks gloomy as Fortnite Battle Royale prospers
    4. A new Fable game is reportedly in the pipes
    5. Slay the Spire is pretty good and here's why
    6. Have You Played... Kingdoms and Castles?
    7. Surreal claymation RPG Hylics 2 looks amazing
    8. Overwatch is off to Blizzard World next week
    9. Someone's beaten Getting Over It in under 2 minutes
    10. Grappling hook platformer Remnants of Naezith looks like a speedrunner's fever dream
    1. Premature Evaluation: Mashinky
    2. Corsair K70 Lux RGB review: Softly, softly with the MX Silent edition
    3. InnerSpace now flying through the guts of demigods
    4. Assassin's Creed Origins adds new quest leading into next week's paid DLC
    5. Petroglyph's unit-customising RTS Forged Battalion hits early access
    6. Civ VI: Rise and Fall's new features explained
    7. New digital store Robot Cache will use blockchain to let users resell games
    8. Q.U.B.E 2 gets a new trailer 4 U 2 view
    9. Have You Played... Attack On Pearl Harbor?
    10. "We want to build out a world of sim games" How Two Point Hospital is a step toward bringing Bullfrog-era sim games back from the dead
    11. Theme Hospital vets reveal spiritual sequel Two Point Hospital - & plans for a shared universe of sim games
    12. Rumour: Cyberpunk 2077 to be shown at E3 2018
    13. Final Fantasy XV due March 6 on PC, supporting mods and HDR
    1. Nowhere Prophet is a post-apocalyptic trip with a soul
    2. Yume Nikki's legacy: an invitation to dream
    3. RimWorld's next big update will be version 1.0
    4. Roccat Khan Pro review: A small wonder?
    5. BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle crashes BlazBlue into Persona 4 Arena and more
    6. Warhammer 40k Inquisitor ARPG adds a story at last
    7. Xbox’s giant joypad for mega hands is coming to PC
    8. I rolled my afternoon away in Dunno Dice Incremental
    9. Have You Played... The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King?
    10. Awesome Games Done Quick raises over $2.25 million for charity
    11. Quantic Dream deny abusive working conditions
    12. Steam Charts: Variation Edition!
    1. The Disappearing Of Gensokyo is the first Touhou fangame on Steam
    2. The Sunday Papers
    3. Mount & Blade/World Of Tanks hybrid Tiger Knight relaunches on Steam
    1. Space Invaders Extreme takes the classic shooter clubbing next month
    2. Take a hike through Monster Hunter: World's gorgeous, alien Coral Highlands
    3. What are we all playing this weekend?
    4. Bungie outline 2018 plans to salve Destiny 2's wounds
    1. Artificial life finds a way: the legacy of Creatures
    2. Elite Dangerous: Beyond hits open beta this month
    3. Watch 9 minutes of mountain-climbing in Celeste
    4. Unknown Pleasures: Five more of the best new games on Steam
    5. Have You Played… Streets of Rogue?
    6. First footage of Yume Nikki follow-up Dream Diary
    7. Sing it to the heavens: Fe releases on February 16th
    8. The Flare Path: How's it going?
    9. The Foxer
    10. Best of CES 2018: The top PC gizmos you'll want to own this year
    11. Humble Store launches its own winter sale
    12. None shall stand - Transformers games removed from Steam as Hasbro/Activision deal expires
    1. Has Darkest Dungeon been improved by its updates?
    2. BenQ EW2770QZ review: If only its contrast was as good as the rest of it
    3. Final Fantasy XII coming to PC on February 1st
    4. Wot I Think: The bloody creepy Rusty Lake Paradise
    5. Retro FPS Dusk strafes into early access
    6. Stellaris: Apocalypse will let you kill planets
    7. Have you played... Borderlands?
    8. Up-res the sun! Dark Souls: Remastered prepares to live
    9. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana hits PC on January 30th
    10. Where The Water Tastes Like Wine buzzes in Sting
    11. Planetoid Pioneers sets out from early access on February 8th
    12. Cult horror Yume Nikki now on Steam, follow-up teased
    13. Monster Hunter: World's PC delay explained
    1. Playstyle Royale: Desert Sightseeing
    2. Pictopix just doubled in size, and remains the best picross game on PC
    3. Corsair Void Pro RGB review: Supreme comfort marred by underwhelming surround
    4. Surviv.io is a free, browser-based 2D Battlegrounds
    5. Bridge Constructor Portal isn't a rollercoaster of laughs, but it's still good
    6. Total War: Three Kingdoms tackles the turbulence of 3rd century China
    7. Cyberpunk 2077 beeps back to life, may yet boop, whirr
    8. Have You Played… Freeways?
    9. Fallout 4 stealth mod borrows some Metal Gear tricks
    10. Go on a beautifully-lit adventure in The World Begins With You
    11. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition patch notes punch out
    12. Cel-shaded PUBG, '70s Truck Sim and zinester Assassin's Creed with new Nvidia tool
    13. Purr! Edmund McMillen is poking at Mew-genics again
    1. Overwatch launches $5 Overwatch League team kits
    2. Premature Evaluation: Mesozoica
    3. Connor Sherlock's Walking Simulator A Month Club collection visits a lot of strange places for $5
    4. How killing permadeath in Darkwood led deeper into the forest
    5. Dell Alienware 13 (Late 2017) review: A flawed gaming laptop I love to bits
    6. Our favourite PC game trailers
    7. CPUmageddon part 2: the unpatchening
    8. Go for a free stroll through a surreal wood in Forest Egg
    9. Subnautica surfaces on January 23rd
    10. Take a cyberdrink at The Red Strings Club soon
    11. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds chugging its last Hot Bull
    12. CES 2018: HTC's new Vive Pro looks like it will eat your soul (and wallet)
    1. Rebellion buys Oliver Twins studio Radiant Worlds
    2. CES 2018: Intel launch new AMD Vega CPUs and two super powerful compact PCs
    3. The Joy of self-determination in Monolith
    4. Metal Gear Survive trailer shows off sneaking and base building
    5. Yorkshire Gubbins is a funny comedy adventure game
    6. Star Citizen devs ask court to dismiss Crytek's lawsuit
    7. Have You Played... Rusty Lake Hotel?
    8. Go deep down the hole with the strange and wonderful Rabbit Game
    9. Warhammer II's Tomb Kings are a defensive juggernaut
    10. Rainswept promises mysteries, coffee and pine trees
    11. Dragon Ball FighterZ system requirements unveiled
    12. Steam Charts: Feedback Edition
    13. Storyseeker is a free and fascinating exploration game
    14. 8 things we learned about Deckard by exploring his Blade Runner apartment
    15. CES 2018: AMD unveils new Ryzen CPUs and Nvidia takes gaming to the big screen
    1. Shadow & Rise Of The Wool Ball turn Wolfenstein cute
    2. Venerable roguelike ADOM gets major, near-final update
    3. Speedrunning mega-marathon AGDQ 2018 starts today
    1. Fictional Dragon Age dwarf publishes actual real novel
    2. Build a low-fi turnip farm for two in Reap Together
    3. The curse of chunky pixels falls upon Diablo 3 once more
    4. What are we all playing this weekend?
    5. Hop between 8 and 16-bit eras in The Messenger
    1. Hitchhiker: a purgatorial roadtrip through a place both wonderful and strange
    2. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter "probably" getting Free Roam mode on PC
    3. Cree concerns hammer home why Civ needs to reject its own traditions
    4. Treasure Adventure World sets sail on February 7th
    5. Samsung 850 Pro review: SSD overkill
    6. Unknown Pleasures: 5 fine forms of fun from Steam
    7. Have You Played... A Wolf In Autumn?
    8. Valve pull support from major Philippines Dota 2 tournament, citing privacy concerns
    9. The Foxer
    10. The Flare Path: How's it going?
    11. The Twelth RPS Cracker Of Christmas
    12. The truck of nightmares
    1. Herding skeletons and settling scores in Rise To Ruins
    2. The Centre For The Study Of Existential Risk have made a Civ V mod about apocalyptic AI
    3. Farmer’s Dynasty feels like it was made by a farm animal pretending to be a human
    4. Podcast: What we want from PC gaming in 2018
    5. A lesson on the rules of nature from Metal Gear Rising
    6. Paladins plunking it up with new Battlegrounds mode
    7. Have You Played... Furi?
    8. 2017 Steam Award winners include PUBG, Cuphead & Witcher
    9. Insurgency: Sandstorm dropping story campaign, for now at least
    10. The Eleventh RPS Cracker Of Christmas
    11. Intel and AMD have CPU meltdown as two major security flaws are blown open
    12. Pink Vader comes to Star Wars Battlefront 2 in mod
    1. Premature Evaluation: They Are Billions
    2. How Playerunknown's Battlegrounds' replays humanise the game
    3. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds dev mutters about movie
    4. Getting Over It, Night In The Woods, Baba Is You & Into The Breach lead IGF 2018 finalists
    5. Monster Hunter: World's PC version coming in autumn
    6. Dungeon of dicks: The Binding Of Isaac's most hateful enemies
    7. Have You Played... Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance?
    8. Steelseries Rival 110 review: A great gaming mouse for smaller hands
    9. PlatinumGames planning to self-publish a new game of their own
    10. The Tenth RPS Cracker Of Christmas
    11. Overwatch’s next hero is being tested, says Blizzard
    12. Fortnite Battle Royale gets silenced in next event mode
    13. Bad North is a gorgeous tactical roguelite
    1. Wot I Think: Playerunknown's Battlegrounds
    2. These are the top 100 Steam games of 2017
    3. Shardlight dev's steampunk-y adventure Lamplight City still looks neat
    4. Rusty Lake Paradise delivers creepy puzzling next week
    5. Crucial BX300 review: Inexpensive and fast enough
    6. A Fine Mess is an apocalyptic walk on the beach
    7. Need For Speed Payback will add online free roam mode
    8. Have You Played... Heart's Medicine - Time to Heal?
    9. Elite pilot rescued after being stranded outside galaxy
    10. Explore Deckard's gaff in this Blade Runner fan game
    11. The Ninth RPS Cracker Of Christmas
    12. EVE: Valkyrie studio joins Sumo Digital
    13. Wot we played on our holidays
    1. Exposition Demolition: Just let us start playing the game
    2. The most exciting games of 2018
    3. The Eighth RPS Cracker Of Christmas
    4. All Walls Must Fall adds daily challenges & time-warping adversaries