April 2018 Archive

    1. Rainbow Six Siege rolls out its mid-season v1.2 tweaks
    2. Drive away those Monday blues with Titonic Fisherman
    3. Steam Marines 2 stomps, clanks and hisses into alpha
    4. The Forest fires a signal flare, escapes from early access
    5. Stardew Valley multiplayer launches in beta
    6. Payday 2 gets a bit Indiana Jones-y in new heist
    7. Unknown Pleasures: A five-course menu of great new games
    8. FIFA 18 adds battle royale mode called ‘World Cup’
    9. Hearthstone: Cannoneer guide - Best cards, treasures and equipment (Monster Hunt)
    10. Wot I Think - A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia
    11. Overwatch Symmetra rework will give her a barrier that's "infinite in size"
    12. This kid at a Korean Tekken tourney deserves respect
    13. This Fallout 4 mod lets you tweak your character's voice
    14. Steam Charts: Actual Hope Edition
    15. DNA-mutating roguelikelike shooter Beacon looks swish
    16. Terraforming Mars but without the fiddly bits
    1. Project Zomboid is still in Early Access and that's amazing
    2. Geralt's first outing as The Witcher is free on GOG
    3. The Farm 51 announces survival horror Chernobylite
    4. The Forest gets a final final final pre-launch update
    5. Tactical RPG Fort Triumph enters early access today
    6. The Sunday Papers
    1. Looks like Blizzard is making a new shooter
    2. Lofoten is a game about making gifs of nice islands
    3. F1 2015 is free for keeps right now on Steam
    4. Frostpunk announces vague flurry of post-release content
    5. PixelJunk Monsters 2 demo unleashed
    6. Free games of the week
    7. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds anti-cheating crackdown leads to arrests
    2. Odd heroes join Quake Champions, official and otherwise
    3. Men of War: Modern Warfare - Call to Arms v1.0 out now
    4. The Call of Juarez series quick-draws back onto Steam
    5. Learning to love BattleTech: an evolving opinion
    6. Rural stealth roguelike Basingstoke lurches out
    7. Free Total Annihilation-like RTS Zero-K lands on Steam
    8. Arma 3 is free to play in full this weekend
    9. Beckett is an extraordinary multimedia collage of terror
    10. Shadow of the Tomb Raider appears to be beautiful but a little vacuous
    11. Shadow Of The Tomb Raider is fighting the apocalypse
    12. Forget Lara Croft, Heaven's Vault is where it's at for archaeology games
    13. The Foxer
    14. The Flare Path: From Early Access to Early Grave
    15. Slay The Spire's third character is a robot wizard
    16. Is superintelligence the idea that eats smart people?
    17. Hearthstone launches singleplayer Monster Hunts
    18. Thank you and farewell, Adam Smith
    19. Hearthstone: Tess Greymane Tracker guide - Best cards, treasures and equipment (Monster Hunt)
    1. Cougar Phontum review: A great headset for $50
    2. Rainbow Six Siege tests tweaks, dumps dropshotting
    3. Murderous Pursuits has slunk out of the shadows
    4. A first look at Order of Magnitude, Introversion's ambitious colony sim
    5. Belgian Gaming Commission rules some loot boxes are illegal gambling
    6. Floor kids puts a funky-fresh spin on the rhythm genre
    7. Eastward looks like The Last Of Us' SNES-era ancestor
    8. Podcast: Who’s your favourite robot?
    9. Save the last dance - GTA IV axes 50+ soundtrack songs
    10. What became Edith Finch
    11. Chronicles Of Teddy makes music into a language
    12. Are graphics card prices finally starting to come down? GTX 1080s haven't been this cheap since Black Friday
    13. Playerunknown's Battleground update 12 bringing map select, weapon rebalancing, muscle car with fluffy dice
    14. Hearthstone: Monster Hunt launch times - US, UK, Europe and Asia
    15. 11-11: Memories Retold teams Valiant Hearts director with Aardman
    16. Day of Infamy calls for backup with free weekend
    17. Taste Swery's The Good Life in prototype demo
    1. Robocraft to bury loot boxes and return to the tech-trees
    2. The Boys are Blocky Now: FFXV skin pack for Minecraft
    3. A tactical pearl lies beneath BattleTech's sea of treacle
    4. Flotilla 2 will be exclusively for the space-goggles crowd
    5. How EVE Online is embracing the solo player with Into The Abyss expansion
    6. Infra getting DLC & tenement management spin-off
    7. Dare to dream of a 1999 internet in Hypnospace Outlaw
    8. Samsung 970 Evo review: The best NVMe SSD around
    9. Improved performance, server wipes, price hikes when Conan Exiles exits early access next month
    10. King’s Quest IV: A love letter from my 3-year-old heart
    11. Sonic Mania Plus spins out in July
    12. Halo Online mod ElDewrito is in trouble with Microsoft
    13. Soccer Battle Royale is obviously the future of the genre
    14. Callooh! Callay! Hearthstone slaying the Shudderwock
    15. Prepare to be blinded by Philips' 1000nit 4K FreeSync 2 monitor
    1. Warmind, Destiny 2's next DLC, involves aggressive debugging
    2. Songbringer gets tuned up with a new boss and difficulty
    3. Premature Evaluation: SpyParty
    4. Sci-fi sleuth sim Tacoma adds dev's voices to the void
    5. Chasing tanks in Close Combat: The Bloody First
    6. Dark Souls: Remastered is half-price for original owners
    7. Wot I Think: The Swords Of Ditto
    8. Motorstorm meets Overwatch in Onrush's latest trailer
    9. Pillars Of Eternity 2 details three planned DLC packs
    10. StarCraft 2's first paid mods include a turn-based RPG
    11. Strange Brigade breaking out of sarcophagus in August
    12. Samsung adds 970 Evo and 970 Pro to their NVMe SSD family
    13. Frostpunk ventures out into the cold
    14. Fortnite Battle Royale v3.6 slaps on sticky grenades
    15. AOC unveil first FreeSync 2 monitor, the AGON AG322QC4
    16. Podcast: The weird, wild and wonderful of EGX Rezzed
    17. Wot I Think: BattleTech
    18. The Best Witchwood Decks - Hearthstone
    1. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds' official big-league begins with a 20-team invitational throwdown in Berlin
    2. Earth Defense Force's weirdo shmup spinoff is PC-bound
    3. Stellaris' next expansion tells tales of new horizons
    4. HP Omen X 17 review: A stylish gaming laptop with beefy innards
    5. GOG introduces user profiles for social butterflies
    6. Battlefield 1 rallies the troops for one final offensive
    7. Grand Theft Auto V launches Premium Online Edition
    8. Summer Games Done Quick 2018's schedule announced
    9. Swery on the cats and countryside of The Good Life
    10. DNA-stealing shooter Beacon in early access next week
    11. Wot I Think: Frostpunk
    12. Ni No Kuni II has the freindliest Facebook comments
    13. Descent-y shooter Overload launches May 31st
    14. Stellaris update 2.1 will rework anomalies and nudge space monsters out of your hyperlanes
    15. Housemarque hint at battle royale flirtation with Stormdivers
    16. Steam Charts: In MemoVRium Edition
    1. Warframe adds Sanctuary Onslaught mode and shiny new toys
    2. In the least expected re-release of 2018, Bullet Witch is coming to Steam
    3. War for the Overworld gets DLC, huge update, and more dungeons to master
    4. The Sunday Papers
    5. The ecstasy of Agony will only be uncut for PC gamers
    1. Campo Santo acquired by Valve, booze acquired by Campo Santo
    2. Hollow Knight: Lifeblood expansion is free and out now
    3. New Beyond Skyrim project promises to go even beyonder to Iliac Bay
    4. Halo Online returns with a bang as the fan-run ElDewrito
    5. Hearthstone game director Ben Brode leaves Blizzard
    6. DOS Boot: Outpost was the best hard sci-fi sim; it also wasn't finished
    7. Free games of the week
    8. The Legend of Bum-bo gets adorably grotesque trailer
    9. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Streaming murder-gameshow Darwin Project goes free-to-play
    2. I have no self control and it might be hurting me
    3. Samsung CHG90 review: We're gonna need a bigger desk
    4. Unknown Pleasures: About four to six great new Steam games
    5. In the grim darkness of the 21st century, there are only bad choices about game delays
    6. Battlezone: Gold Edition rolls onto PC, goggles optional
    7. Australian court rules Valve must pay £1.6m penalty over Steam refund policy
    8. "Below our lowest expectations" - why EVE devs CCP pulled out of VR
    9. Psychonauts In The Rhombus Of Ruin jacks into PC
    10. The Foxer
    11. The Flare Path: Asks Oskari
    12. Get a taste of Knuckle Sandwich with this demo
    13. Chase Murderous Pursuits in its open beta this weekend
    14. Hand Druid deck list guide - The Witchwood - Hearthstone (April 2018)
    15. Overwatch's Venetian map Rialto hits test servers
    16. Din's Legacy is an RPG about mutated orcs having a terrible time
    17. Abandon Ship's first update abandons absolute brutality
    1. Offbeat neon platform shooter Copy Kitty launches today
    2. Podcast: Being a critic makes games better (and worse)
    3. Stranded by skulduggery, Elite: Dangerous' Fuel Rats call for help
    4. Flex your noodle with Eador: MoTBW & Satellite Reign free
    5. The Joy of Telltale's Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle
    6. Hexy roguelikelike For The King launches in full
    7. No rest for the wicked: OZMAFIA!! review
    8. Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor delayed into June
    9. Assassin's Creed Origins launches cheaty tweaky Control Panel today
    10. AMD confirm AM4 motherboards will be supported until 2020
    11. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds map select option "almost complete"
    12. Serious Sam 4 trailer visits Planet Badass
    1. Harm Other is the ultimate in videogame morality plays
    2. For Honor's training hub aims to turn squires into knights
    3. Escape From Tarkov's v0.8 trailer teases harrowing close-quarters combat
    4. Has Playerunknown's Battlegrounds been improved by its updates?
    5. Cities: Skylines aims to please all the people in Parklife
    6. Fortnite Battle Royale removes guided missile launcher
    7. Persistence & Permadeath: progression in Spelunky, Into the Breach and roguelikes
    8. Star Wars: Battlefront 2 descends into Ewok hell today
    9. Super Mega Baseball 2 slides home on May 1st
    10. Premature Evaluation: Radical Heights
    11. MechWarrior 5 would like to show you how much you get to smash
    12. This Is The Police 2 introduces turn-based battles
    13. Lovecraftian board game Mansions Of Madness coming to PC
    14. Oh joy! Peggle is free on Origin right now
    15. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 rumours: no campaign, and a battle royale mode
    16. 3D-print your own RGB light bar with Ballistix's new DDR4 RAM
    1. 1920's mech RTS Iron Harvest is a Kickstarter success
    2. Re-enact car chase legend in GTA Online's new mode
    3. Wot I Think: Lobotomy Corporation
    4. Overwatch launches 6v6 Competitive Elimination
    5. AMD Ryzen 5 2400G review: Impressive 1080p gaming without the need for a dedicated graphics card
    6. Pivross is a 3D picross game that still needs some work
    7. Street Fighter V's Falke speaks softly, carries a big stick
    8. NIS America promise fast fixes for Ys VIII's many issues
    9. BioWare boss: not releasing Andromeda DLC was 'a defining moment' driving studio to refocus on story
    10. Occupy White Walls is an enthralling virtual gallery MMO
    11. Asus unveil new series of Arez AMD RX graphics cards
    12. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds testing Savage again, adding fancy pan skins
    13. Aggro Rogue deck list guide - The Witchwood - Hearthstone (April 2018)
    14. Cyberpunk games should look to this art for inspiration
    15. EA exec says they won't repeat loot box mistakes
    16. Assembly Required is an IKEA simulator
    17. Budget Witchwood decks: Cheap deck lists for the casual Hearthstone player
    1. If wishes were horses, GOG's latest sale would ride
    2. Ys VIII's troubled PC port staggers into the limelight
    3. Unknown Pleasures: The five best new games on Steam
    4. The problem with building a car in Jalopy
    5. Pathologic 2 has you protect both health and reputation
    6. AMD Ryzen 3 2200G review: The Vega CPU with 1080p gaming chops
    7. Sea Of Thieves content updates starts in May with The Hungering Deep
    8. Marie's Room is a free and splendid little exploration game
    9. Steam Charts: Oh What's The Point Edition
    10. Dwarf Fortress dwarves to be given memories, dev shows no remorse
    1. RPS interviews Into The Breach's developer about hurting our feelings
    2. Disco Elysium reveals the Physique skill tree
    3. DOS Boot: No One Lives Forever deserves to live on
    4. Spiteful Mage deck list guide - The Witchwood - Hearthstone (April 2018)
    5. Gwent gets complete redesign ahead of October launch
    1. Ken Levineless Bioshock in development at secret 2K studio
    2. RPS keeps on truckin with American Truck Simulator interview at EGX Rezzed 2018
    3. OtherSide hopes you're smarter than Underworld Ascendant in first trailer
    4. Mind Blast Priest deck list guide - The Witchwood - Hearthstone (April 2018)
    5. Shenmue 1 and 2 brawl their way to PC
    6. Cube Druid deck list guide - The Witchwood - Hearthstone (April 2018)
    7. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice swept the BAFTA game awards
    8. Spiteful Warrior deck list guide - The Witchwood - Hearthstone (April 2018)
    9. What are we all playing this weekend?
    10. Make townsfolk finish their whisky or beer in Oi, Innkeep!
    1. The time is right for a bit of Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle
    2. Sandbox spinoff Terraria: Otherworld has been cancelled
    3. My Hero One's Justice to bring teen super-biffery to PC
    4. Plunkbait: Exploring the games riding Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’ coattails
    5. Super Bomberman R returns a classic to PC with portals
    6. The Banner Saga 3 will be a final foray into darkness
    7. Star Wars: Battlefront 2 unleashes Ewok terror next week
    8. Hunt: Showdown patch targets performance
    9. The Foxer
    10. Wot I Think: March to Glory
    11. Eugen Systems strike is over but the fight continues
    12. The Banner Saga 3 flies on July 24th
    13. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds new event is 10v10v10 deathmatch, new map back in testing next week
    1. SpyParty infiltrates Early Access after nearly a decade
    2. Traditional dungeon-crawl Tower of Time launches today
    3. Otherworldly adventure Forgotton Anne launches in May
    4. Wot I Think: Dead In Vinland
    5. Hearthstone's spooky Witchwood expansion is out now
    6. Podcast: Bad games with a great story
    7. Bend time in pretty puzzler Mr Tic Toc & the Endless City
    8. Minecraft gets better down where it's wetter
    9. Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: A 15in gaming laptop in disguise
    10. How Tala turns nature photography into a tiny world
    11. Eve Online FPS spin-off Project Nova is still coming
    12. Vandals is like Hitman Go with artier crime
    13. Warmind is Destiny 2's second expansion, out May 8th
    14. The tyranny of an ending
    15. Grand Theft Auto IV removing some soundtrack songs
    16. AMD's RX 500X graphics cards specs show they're actually just OEM rebrands
    17. Hearthstone: The Witchwood guide
    1. Warcraft 3 gets aspect-correct widescreen, 24-player support and new modding features in a major update
    2. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds removes everyone's clothing, and not even in the fun kind of way
    3. Premature Evaluation: Make Sail
    4. For The King is ascending out of Early Access next week
    5. Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War killed off all the diplomats
    6. Arma 3's Tanks DLC rolls out alongside big free update
    7. Sennheiser GSP 600 review: Bass overload
    8. Double Kick Heroes headbangs its way into early access
    9. Fortnite Battle Royale revives 50v50, deploys Port-a-Fort
    10. Far Cry 5 has the worst endings in all of gaming history
    11. There's something about Worm
    12. Stardew Valley multiplayer could 'be ready in about a month'
    13. Steam overhauls privacy settings, locking SteamSpy out
    14. Cultist Simulator will be summoned on May 31st
    1. The Stillness of the Wind promises existential dread and goats
    2. Be an RPG shopkeep by day, hero by night in Moonlighter
    3. Chrono Trigger's first patch is a step in the right direction
    4. Radical Heights trampolines awkwardly into Early Access
    5. Overwatch switches its new co-op event Retribute-on
    6. Myst celebrates 25 years with a 7-game collectors box
    7. 2016 GotY Devil Daggers summoned on GOG
    8. Samsung T5 review: A fast external SSD that costs just a bit too much
    9. The Joy of Serial Cleaner’s utter silliness
    10. Hearthstone: Even Hunter deck guide (Genn Greymane)
    11. Extinction is out now (for a silly amount of £, $, €)
    12. We're talking with the Gunpoint & Heat Sig dev at Rezzed
    13. Worlds Adrift swings to Steam Early Access in May
    14. Fan 'em up: BlizzCon 2018 tickets go on sale in May
    15. Nvidia stop driver support for Fermi GeForce GPUs and 32-bit OS owners
    16. Explore the future of play with RPS at EGX Rezzed
    1. Hand of Fate 2 goes all-in with its Endless Mode update
    2. Come be merry with us at the RPS Mixer at EGX Rezzed
    3. Fast tactical FPS Due Process resurfaces with a new look
    4. Sam Fisher sneaks into Ghost Recon Wildlands this week
    5. 10 years later: the passage of time in Final Fantasy XV
    6. Playerunknown goes to bat against 'Plunkbat'
    7. WD My Passport SSD review: Good external storage that doesn't cost the earth
    8. LawBreakers devs take battle royale back to the 80s in Radical Heights
    9. Embracing the bluff: how SpyParty's long development changed the game
    10. AMD could be readying new RX 500X graphics cards
    11. System Shock shows off new old look
    12. Jelly Mario is a drunk, wobbly Mario for web browsers
    13. Steam Charts: We Can Rebuild Edition
    14. Minion Mage deck list guide - The Witchwood - Hearthstone (April 2018)
    1. Let's play Male Protagonist Bingo
    2. Below is absolutely real despite what you may believe
    3. Guacamelee! 2 has absolutely zero chicken Illuminati
    4. State of Decay 2 wants to take a vote on who should lead us
    5. Wormhole Wars is the Portal arena deathmatch of your dreams
    1. Last Year: The Nightmare might be the asymmetrical multiplayer killer app
    2. You didn't know You Don't Know Jack is back
    3. The Forest v1.0 launching at end of the month
    4. Final Fantasy XV getting four new DLCs in 2019
    5. Free games of the week
    6. X-Com spiritual successor Phoenix Point is doing $100k per month in pre-orders
    7. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. The Adventures of Square is a must-play free retro FPS
    2. Calvinball strategy RPG Disgaea 5 Complete due in May
    3. LawBreakers devs step away to tease Double Dudes
    4. Putting forts back into Fortnite
    5. Bizarre action-puzzler Pig Eat Ball gets a generously portioned demo to boost crowdfunding
    6. Soren Johnson on challenging the norms of 4X games
    7. Let's analyse David Lynch Teaches Typing as if it's a David Lynch movie
    8. Sea survival sim sandbox Raft sets sail for Steam in May
    9. Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC review: An AMD-powered 1080p machine
    10. Unknown Pleasures: A doughty dozen new Steam games
    11. Rust adds boats, improves forests, deploys choppers
    12. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds creators sue mobile games for copyright infringement and frying pan use
    13. The Flare Path: Tank Clashes and Manx Dashes
    14. The Foxer
    15. Hearthstone enters The Witchwood next week
    16. This tiny man in Minit is my fave character of 2018 so far
    17. Steam Machines "aren't exactly flying off the shelves" but Valve are sticking with Linux
    18. WD's Black 3D NVMe SSD is about to give Samsung's 960 Evo a run for its money
    1. Vermintide 2's latest patch buffs everything & everyone
    2. Deckard Cain slowly shuffles into Heroes of The Storm
    3. Steel Rats pits biker gangs against the robopocalypse
    4. PC Building Simulator is a good intro to PC building
    5. C64 Mini review: cute computing nostalgia with a catastrophic flaw
    6. Grab historical sandbox Crusader Kings II free today
    7. Far Cry 5 blossoms into something wonderful once you kill the plot-baddies
    8. Secret World Legends' Dawn of the Morninglight expansion released
    9. Noct out with a fish: my quest to K.O. someone in Tekken with a tuna
    10. Podcast: Good game, bad story
    11. Surviving Mars patched, now contains fewer idiots
    12. World Of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth out August 14
    13. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds shotguns new event mode, quietly adds team deathmatch custom mode
    14. Overwatch's next co-op event revisits history
    15. Intel stop Spectre and Meltdown updates for older CPUs
    1. Ghost Recon Wildlands commits to a 2nd year of updates
    2. Rainbow Six Siege's devs outline plans to curb toxicity
    3. Has Overwatch been improved by its updates?
    4. 7th Guest fan-sequel The 13th Doll headed for Halloween
    5. Amazon confirm Breakaway has gone away
    6. GTA Online's Target Assault mode uses guns responsibly
    7. Wot I Think: A Way Out
    8. Wot I Think: Minit
    9. Capitalism comes to Fortnite with new vending machines
    10. The games of the year, according to GDC's award winners
    11. Sunless Skies visits some strange place named London
    12. Slay The Spire's daily runs are proper good now
    13. SpyParty sneaks into Steam Early Access next week
    14. Dell's Alienware laptops get a boost thanks to Intel's Core i9 Coffee Lake CPUs
    1. Rocket League updates with tourneys, music & chat bans
    2. Cut loose with Assassin's Creed Origins' Control Panel
    3. What Works And Why: Unfair intel in stealth games
    4. Factorio updates with heavy artillery and optimizations
    5. Dead by Daylight dev's Deathgarden looks familiar
    6. Premature Evaluation: PixArk
    7. Far Cry 5's interrupting story ruins everything
    8. Square Enix promise fixes for Chrono Trigger on PC
    9. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds will let you spectate your killer
    10. Why Celeste's dash feels great
    11. Spintires: MudRunner's Steam Workshop adds map support
    12. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR has jacked into PC
    13. Chess Jam makes its opening gambit
    14. Steam Charts: The Great Collapse Edition
    15. Asus unveil new H370 and B360 motherboards for Intel's Coffee Lake CPUs
    16. Hearthstone: Odd Warlock deck guide (Baku the Mooneater)
    17. Middle-earth: Shadow Of War removing loot boxes