September 2018 Archive

    1. Life Is Strange 2 still makes sitting around fun
    2. An ode to two of Assassin's Creed's most memorable cadavers
    3. Blizzard to release Hearthstone pop-up book
    4. Cosmic horror park management sim The Eldritch Zookeeper introduces adorable, mind-controlling llamas
    5. Minecraft: Dungeons will dungeon-crawl through the blockworld
    6. The Sunday Papers
    1. Recently discovered Google easter egg is a browser-based text adventure game
    2. The London Spitfire really are coming home this October
    3. Valve renames Artifact card after feedback questioning racist connotations
    4. Geneshift's top-down, two-minute Battle Royale is available now
    5. Priceless Play - 29th September 2018
    6. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Survival sandbox Scum adds rude gestures, cave networks and human skin masks
    2. Arika's Fighting EX Layer is punching its way onto PC
    3. Co-op space disaster party game Catastronauts is out now
    4. Roccat Suora review: An excellent budget mechanical keyboard
    5. Tactical backstabber I'm Not A Monster infiltrates under the guise of a free weekend
    6. The Book Ritual is a game about shredding a book, made by someone I was at school with
    7. Sea Of Thieves's Forsaken Shores update adds volcanoes, rowboats and legal commerce
    8. The benefit of friends who don't like games
    9. Amnesia: The Dark Descent is now haunted by Hard Mode
    10. Have You Played... Jet Set Radio?
    11. Slay The Spire shakes up daily challenges
    12. Wot I Think: Deliver Us The Moon: Fortuna
    13. The Foxer
    14. The Flare Path: Bigginings
    15. Fortnite disables Shadow Stones after ghosts start murdering people
    16. Curious Expedition: Rivals is a free-to-play MMOish version of 2016's best roguelike
    17. Deep Sky Derelicts is a deck-building strategic game for those scared of such things
    1. Musical platformer Wandersong makes its solo debut today
    2. Projectile vomit for fun and profit in Pig Eat Ball, out now with demo
    3. Magic: The Gathering Arena ups the ante and launches into open beta today
    4. XCOM meets FTL at sea in tactical RPG Depth Of Extinction, setting sail today
    5. Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show live at EGX
    6. Oculus Quest will cut the cords but keep the hand-tracking when it arrives next year
    7. Fallout 76 sets its pre-order beta folk loose on the wasteland October 30th
    8. Total War: Three Kingdoms begins its conquest on March 7th
    9. Search the woods for kiddywinkles in lovely free game Knåddskogen
    10. Nvidia RTX 2080Ti vs GTX 1080Ti: Clash of the 4K graphics cards
    11. American Truck Simulator keeps on truckin' in Oregon next week
    12. Have You Played... Amnesia Memories?
    13. Spintires: MudRunner churns up American Wilds in October
    14. How The Witness fooled us all with a postmodern bait and switch
    15. Heat Signature celebrates its birthday with a whopping update
    16. WildStar shutting down on November 28th, heralded by special events
    17. Fortnite season 6 has started, adding a floating island and pets
    18. I reviewed every animal at EGX
    1. Fortnite is testing true cross-platform play as Sony finally ease up
    2. The Crew 2 adds hovercraft and shifts gears for a free weekend and sale
    3. How theHunter: Call of the Wild simulates wild animals
    4. I went to a philosophy festival with a name that's too pretentious for this headline
    5. Deviously deterministic card battler Prismata goes free-to-play
    6. CBS decloak to drop a cease-and-desist on virtual Star Trek Enterprise-D tour Stage 9
    7. Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 verdict-o-chat
    8. Fantasy last-man-standing brawl Battlerite Royale drops into early access
    9. Mark Of The Ninja: Remastered will be a cheap or free upgrade for original owners
    10. We can now all play Exapunks players' in-game games for free
    11. Have You Played... Minesweeper?
    12. Jagged Alliance: Rage delayed only one day before launch
    13. Grasshopper's Let It Die cuts into PC
    14. Xbox 360 remains most popular Steam controller, but Switch Pro is gaining ground
    15. Kine is a beautiful, musical puzzle game to watch out for
    16. Dirt Rally 2 splatting into February 2019
    17. Ass Creed Odyssey's launch trailer is about sticking it to an old man
    18. Ooblets aims to be more than the sum of its influences
    1. Final Fantasy 15 adds a free crossover quest-line and Lara Croft's outfit today
    2. Stylish time-bending Metroidvania platformer Timespinner is out now
    3. A former Telltale employee files a class-action suit against the studio
    4. Adorable dino-park manager Parkasaurus stomps into early access
    5. Best DDR4 RAM 2018: Our top memory for gaming
    6. Town-building hybrid RPG Pathfinder: Kingmaker is out now
    7. Come round to mine for a fight in Absolver's Downfall update
    8. The bestest games of EGX
    9. Valkyria Chronicles 4 is out now
    10. Have You Played... Batman Vengeance?
    11. Unearthing the folk horror of Mundaun
    12. Jackbox Party Pack 5 restarts the party on October 17th
    13. Art Sqool will soon make all non-virtual art colleges redundant
    14. Shadow of the Tomb Raider side quests: how to finish the side quests, completing the challenges
    15. Shadow of the Tomb Raider challenge tombs: where to find the challenge tombs, how to solve the puzzles
    16. Shadow of the Tomb Raider guide: beginner's tips and tricks, how skill points work
    17. Telltale might get to finish The Walking Dead: The Final Season
    18. Wot I Think: Forza Horizon 4
    1. Guild Wars 2's premium currency unavailable in Belgium as legal pressure builds
    2. Brave a very 80s apocalyptic wasteland in Doom conversion Ashes 2063
    3. Gritty Battlefield-like FPS World War 3 enters early access on October 19th
    4. Space Hulk: Tactics trailer explains Genestealer trickery
    5. Wot I Think: Valkyria Chronicles 4
    6. Rocket League's ninth season brings some fun extra modes to competitive play today
    7. Nvidia RTX 2080 vs GTX 1080: How much faster is Nvidia's new graphics card?
    8. Wot I Think: Path to Mnemosyne
    9. Overwatch's Torbjörn rework is now on test servers
    10. The Monday Matinee: Highlights from the RPS video department
    11. Have You Played... Zeus: Master of Olympus?
    12. Former Telltale folks share goofs, gags, and grief after studio collapses
    13. Sunless Skies sails out of early access in January, but here's a free pen and paper RPG
    14. Rumours of a Diablo animated series on Netflix reinforced
    15. Steam Charts: Flibble Glibble Pants Edition
    16. In Streets Of Rogue you can now win by becoming mayor
    17. The Joy of gaining and losing momentum in Dead Cells
    1. Objection withdrawn! Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy coming to PC
    2. Telltale Games confirm huge layoffs and "majority studio closure"
    3. Priceless Play - 22nd September 2018
    4. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Livestreaming site Twitch is now locked out of China
    2. Telltale Games reportedly almost shut down with hundreds of jobs lost
    3. Hyperspace Delivery Service enters early access and looks like ALL the DOS space adventures
    4. Fortnite's sixth season kicks off on September 27th, now with a bouncy lake
    5. The Endless Mission defies exact genre but you can change gravity in it
    6. Be expendable in parodic platform RPG Underhero, out now with a demo
    7. Cod Blops 4 reducing timed exclusivity for post-launch content, but not removing it
    8. Destiny 2 has its disgusting claws in me and I want out
    9. Amnesia: The Dark Descent adding Hard Mode for hard nuts
    10. Have You Played... Orwell?
    11. Farming Simulator 19 bwamp-bwamps a new trailer
    12. Dead Cells getting customisable Custom Mode, teasing first DLC
    13. The Foxer
    14. The Flare Path: Merlinadequate?
    15. Play a koala PI in "hip-hop stoner noir" Stone, out now
    16. Dragon Quest has a messy history outside of Japan, but Dragon Quest XI hopes to fix that
    17. Ten years later, OFF lives ON
    1. Speed Brawl (out now) puts a sporty speedrun spin on arcade fisticuffs
    2. Devil May Cry 5 features demon hunters old and new in a new trailer
    3. Space adventure reboot Star Control: Origins launches into the boundless void today
    4. Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics slithers into stores on October 4th
    5. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds adding flare guns and ranking system
    6. Motor-sportsball "MOBA" Heavy Metal Machines powerslides out of early access
    7. What Works And Why: Story structure in Unavowed
    8. Wot I Think: CrossCode
    9. Boo! Rusty Lake release Cube Escape: Paradox and short film
    10. Just Cause 4 vid shows 19 minutes of sandbox shenanigans
    11. Come watch RPS become streaming superstars at EGX 2018
    12. Valve to start moderating Steam's game forums
    13. Red Dead Online announced but still no word on PC release
    14. Minit consumes your precious time in gleefully silly ways
    1. Super Pilot is F-Zero with a level editor and out now in early access
    2. Tactical seafaring roguelike RPG Depth Of Extinction rises from the depths soon
    3. Magic: The Gathering Arena opens its doors to all next week
    4. Dangen Entertainment storm BitSummit with a bevy of tasty trailers
    5. THQ Nordic buy Alone In The Dark and Act Of War series, might consider sequels
    6. The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep is a shoddy old mess burying some nice ideas
    7. New maps, tanks, planes and a helicopter beta in War Thunder's "The Valkyries" update
    8. Rising Storm 2: Vietnam adds multi-map Multiplayer Campaign mode
    9. A tale from Tales of the Arabian Nights
    10. Has Divinity: Original Sin 2 been improved by its updates?
    11. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080Ti review: A true 4K monster card
    12. Preside over a new disaster in Frostpunk's new free story expansion
    13. Wot I Think: The Gardens Between
    14. Have You Played... Rayman 2: The Great Escape?
    15. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 review: Too much power for a Core i5 PC
    16. Wot I Think: FIFA 19
    17. Investigate a post-human revolution in Subserial Network
    18. Exapunks adds 9 more puzzles about dirty hackers
    1. Nippon Ichi's old-school dungeon crawl Labyrinth Of Refrain: Coven Of Dusk is out now
    2. 158 jobs lost as Dead Rising developer Capcom Vancouver closes down
    3. Gunslinging JRPG Resonance Of Fate hits PC fashionably late on October 18th
    4. Neon laser jet-car racer Distance launches out of early access
    5. The Bard's Tale IV is out now
    6. Premature Evaluation - Dying Light: Bad Blood
    7. Have You Played... Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy?
    8. VA-11 HALL-A sequel N1RV ANN-A announced
    9. The best Japanese games to play on PC
    10. Gwent and story standalone Thronebreaker launching October 23rd
    11. Verlet Swing swooshes out today
    12. The Tuesday Matinee: Highlights from the RPS Video Department
    13. Fortnite adds fancy pop-up fortresses and stadiums
    14. Pony Island creator casts The Hex in October
    15. The Joy Of Cornifer in Hollow Knight
    1. Steam's first sexually explicit Adult Only games are out now, but not in every region
    2. The blood flows smoother than ever in Killer7's new PC remaster trailer
    3. Sixteen gambling regulators unite to grumble about loot boxes and skin gambling
    4. Nvidia RTX 2080Ti release date has been delayed by a week
    5. 10 PC games we're still looking forward to in 2018
    6. Hoverboard races, future punk, revamped melee and the shape of Warframe to come
    7. Thriker! FIFA 19 demo released
    8. How to save Tomb Raider: A proposal for where the series should go next
    9. Overwatch Linux ban troubles seem resolved
    10. Have You Played... Tomb Raider: Legend?
    11. Reviewed: Shadows of the Tomb Raider
    12. Steam Charts: Reshuffle Edition
    13. Alan Wake TV show is in the works
    14. Skeletal Dance Party bops out this Halloween
    15. The RPS Verdict: Unavowed
    1. Proposed South Korean law targets sexual harassment in games like Overwatch
    2. Take a wander through dozens of artworks in The Zium Garden
    3. The Culling returns in free-to-play form
    4. Papers, Please dev’s next game, Return Of The Obra Dinn, due this autumn
    5. The Sunday Papers
    1. Release date announced for Swery's The Missing
    2. Democracy 4 announced
    3. Epic announce autumn esports programme for Fortnite: Battle Royale
    4. DontNod talk similarities and differences for Life Is Strange 2
    5. Priceless Play - September 15th 2018
    6. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Befriend and battle magical monsters in charming RPG Heartbeat, out now
    2. World-hopping minecrafty MMO Boundless has dug its way out of early access
    3. Jurassic World Evolution patch adds more sandbox options and a high-stakes Challenge Mode
    4. Dieselpunk gun-fu JRPG Resonance Of Fate might be coming to PC
    5. Blizzard are hiring for a yet-unannounced and possibly first-person mystery game
    6. Shadow of the Tomb Raider graphics performance: how to get the best settings for your PC
    7. Watch some streams and get into Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout beta today
    8. Unknown Pleasures: By Land, Air, and Sea
    9. Grungy, wacky free-to-play hack n' slasher Let It Die hits PC September 26th
    10. PSA: things that happen in your TRPG games do not make good party anecdotes
    11. The winner of the EGX Jam is... Fingerolympics!
    12. What really happened to B.J. Blazkowicz?
    13. The Flare Path: Fragments
    14. The Foxer
    15. Breathedge is a space survival sim about abusing the immortality of a chicken
    16. Katamari Damacy Reroll tumbling onto PC in December
    17. The Joy of unravelling the deception in The House in Fata Morgana
    1. Competitive zombie hunt Dying Light: Bad Blood drop-kicks into early access
    2. Free and paid episodic adventures will expand Assassin's Creed Odyssey after launch
    3. A Hat In Time's new DLC is free today and turns up the heat on an arctic cruise
    4. EGX 2018 hits Birmingham next week - try out these PC gems at the show
    5. MSI Aegis 3 8th review: The PC that thinks it's from Dead Space
    6. Frostpunk tells the story of Winterhome's fall in a free expansion next week
    7. Wot I think: Frozen Synapse 2
    8. Wot I Think: Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
    9. Podcast: The bugs that make us laugh
    10. Games set in the 1980s don't need to be painted in neon
    11. Overwatch's Busan map is live/a joyful playground for hamsters
    12. Absolver goes into the mines for some nice new shoes this month
    13. "For the what?": Why Battle for Azeroth's call to arms isn't working for Horde players
    1. We Were Here Together makes the co-op puzzler series a trilogy next year
    2. Timespinner looks deliciously Symphony Of The Night-ish and launches this month
    3. Insurgency: Sandstorm delays deployment to December while extending its beta
    4. Take Forza Horizon 4 for a scenic British test drive with this free demo
    5. Assassin's Creed Odyssey wants you to soak up the sights in its new Exploration Mode
    6. How Exapunks represents hacking without limits
    7. I have never felt more Spider-Man
    8. Battlefield V: It's not you, it's me
    9. TF2 Pyro dodgeball looks like a blast
    10. The Suicide of Rachel Foster asks "What if Firewatch, but also The Shining?"
    1. Live three days of surreal plague-stricken hell in Pathologic 2's free public alpha
    2. Door Kickers: Action Squad is a loose cannon and out of early access
    3. Flashlights are your lifeline in murky robo-avoider The Light Keeps Us Safe
    4. The first XI hours of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
    5. AMD unveil new Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X CPUs for pre-built PCs
    6. Battlefield 1 goes cheap as chips and its DLC Premium Pass is free to keep this week
    7. HP's Omen X 65 Nvidia BFGD now has an added soundbar, but no one knows if it's permanent
    8. Negligee: Love Stories will be one of the first fully explicit 'Adult Only' games on Steam
    9. Premature Evaluation: The Universim
    10. I played every game about monkeys on Itch.io
    11. The Call of Duty: Blackops 4 battle royale PC beta goes live later this week
    12. Lethal League Blaze strikes out in October, with Jet Set Radio vibes
    13. Wot I Think: Madden NFL 19
    1. EA may be going to court in Belgium to keep loot boxes in FIFA 18 and 19
    2. Redneck Rampage looks smarter but feels as dumb as ever with this modern port
    3. Cyber-samurai arcade slasher Akane is out now and feels as sharp as it looks
    4. Left Alive's latest trailer is an oddly vague reintroduction to the world of Front Mission
    5. Razer Cynosa Chroma review: A step up for membrane gaming keyboards
    6. Kingdoms Of Amalur's escape from limbo with THQ Nordic may require EA's blessing
    7. EGX Jam: Come play all 24 entries - or at least watch the GIFs
    8. Jaipur is a jewel of a card game about the power of camels
    9. Steam Charts: Fwd: Fwd: Fwd: Edition
    10. Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 Season 3: what we know about Operation Grim Sky, new operators, reworked map, balance changes
    11. Call of Cthulhu summons up an hour of gameplay
    12. The Surge goes west in cowboy expansion
    13. CTRL V Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden preview
    1. Uncover a conspiracy of blood in Sol Hemochroma
    2. Prey: Mooncrash adds homages to indie roguelikes in free update
    3. Bardic adventure Wandersong comes out singing at the end of September
    4. This Fortnite squad wants to teach you about the environment
    5. The Sunday Papers
    6. Telltale director claims The Walking Dead: The Final Season's opening was intended to be tense, but not foreshadowing
    1. The Battlefield V beta had me getting into more photo shoots than gunfights
    2. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4's battle royale mode trailer features helicopters, explosions
    3. Riot Games fire at least one employee after diversity panel backlash
    4. Carbine Studios and MMO WildStar to close down
    5. Priceless Play - September 8th 2018
    6. What are we all playing this weekend?
    7. The Overwatch League will add eight new teams in season two
    1. Unwind this weekend with soothing alien gardening sim Mendel
    2. An hour of Rebel Galaxy Outlaw's crime, grime and old-school space combat
    3. Cybershoes' err… Cybershoes let me run around in Doom VFR from the comfort of a wheelie chair
    4. System Shock: Enhanced Edition now looks sharper and controls better than ever
    5. Let's chat about: The Cyberpunk 2077 demo
    6. OMSI 2 rides the Wuppertal Suspension Railway in new expansion
    7. Pikuniku is an absurd world of armless, funny Mr Men
    8. Mini Metro has turned me into my worst nightmare
    9. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds new event mode is all about that VSS
    10. Meet Alice Liguori, RPS's third video person (and third Alice)
    11. The Flare Path: Hungarian Edition
    12. The Foxer
    13. Paratopic: Definitive Cut is out now, and still some cracking weird horror
    14. Battlefield V's battle royale mode will have objectives and tanks
    15. Europa Universalis IV packs its trunk for Dharma expansion
    1. Battlerite Royale wakes up just before September ends
    2. Massive Skyrim mod Enderal: The Shards of Order will re-launch on Steam
    3. Pool Panic: one indie game's journey from cue to pocket
    4. Valve will require developers to write their own Steam store content warnings
    5. Quake Champions brings back The Longest Yard and some fun arcade playmodes
    6. Mosaic is a narrative adventure about not going to work
    7. Richard Cobbett & Wadjet Eye's vampire RPG Nighthawks swoops onto Kickstarter
    8. AMD resurrects Athlon with new Vega-infused 200GE CPU
    9. Free new monster Deviljho crosses the sea into Monster Hunter: World today
    10. THQ Nordic pick up the Kingdoms Of Amalur rights after five years in limbo
    11. Eve Online devs CCP being bought by Black Desert Online company
    12. Abandon Ship dons a big pirate patch, adding sea forts, shady outposts and 'wanted' levels
    1. City-scale cyberstrategy game Frozen Synapse 2 launches and executes next week
    2. Battlefield 5's open beta starts tomorrow and preloading is available now
    3. Jagged Alliance: Rage comes sneaking out of the jungle in three weeks
    4. Training day in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds plus tuk-tuks, lasers and a new rifle
    5. The questionable satisfaction of spinning cogs
    6. The Humble Unity Bundle contains some great stories, and the tools to tell your own
    7. Strange indie games to watch from Gamescom 2018
    8. WWII live game For King and Country shows games and theatre are only getting closer
    1. The accessibility-focused Xbox Adaptive Controller is out now and usable on PC
    2. Premature Evaluation: Scum
    3. Gorgeous platformer Planet Alpha is out now and has views to literally die for
    4. Traditionalist JRPG Dragon Quest 11: Echoes Of An Elusive Age is out on PC
    5. 1More Spearhead VRX review: Is Waves' 3D audio tech better than 7.1 surround sound headsets?
    6. Prison Architect adds online multiplayer as an opt-in alpha feature
    7. Bif! Baf! Bof! Claws Of Furry starts brawling today
    8. Anime mecha classic Zone Of The Enders 2 hits PC today - try the demo now, including VR support
    9. You can start rounding up alien criminals in Destiny 2: Forsaken today
    10. Hammondball is the apotheosis of esports
    11. Tekken 7 fighters get buff in season 2 patch notes
    12. Dissembler unfolds new puzzles
    13. Control is a dream logic Metroidvania with a creepy fridge
    1. Rainbow Six Siege mobilises its final patch notes for Operation Grim Sky tomorrow
    2. Battlefield 1's Premium Pass will be free for a week after Battlefield 5's open beta
    3. Hundreds of free games with only a few bits missing from the GMTK 2018 game jam
    4. Tinycards is helping me learn about sharks and flags
    5. Phantom Brigade is a turn-based mech strategy game from the NecroDancer crew
    6. Video: You Should be Playing… Duskers (and some other recommendations, too)
    7. HP Omen's ear-cooling Mindframe headset is actually sort of brilliant
    8. Vlambeer return to their roots with a yet-unnamed arcade puzzle shooter
    9. Trans representation in Cyberpunk 2077 matters, but not because it's cyberpunk
    10. GTFO looks great terrific flipping 'orrible in new gameplay video
    11. Welcome to the jungle in Hitman 2 trailer
    12. Steam Charts: Crikey! Edition
    13. Scum adds anti-cheat to fight the real scum
    14. Watch a full match of Artifact
    15. The Binding Of Isaac adding Antibirth mod in next expansion
    16. Exapunks players remake Asteroids and Pong inside a fictional Game Boy
    1. Ooblets shows off new card-based dance battles
    2. Interactive credits sequences make games and their developers more memorable
    3. Some surprising decks appeared at Hearthstone's European tournament playoffs
    4. BioWare address Anthem's approach to story and player choice
    5. The Sunday Papers
    6. No Man's Sky's new Galactic Atlas is a condensed version of the game's joys
    1. Shovel Knight's final two expansions will release in April
    2. The Walking Dead's collectables are creepy but wonderful
    3. Pokémon-esque Heartbeat launches September 14th, demo available now
    4. Priceless Play - September 1st 2018
    5. Middle-earth: Shadow Of War is having a free weekend
    6. What are we all playing this weekend?
    7. Fortnite's Summer Skirmish invites PAX attendees to compete against pro players