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December 2018 Archive

    1. I took the best music of 2018 and played it all in 2008’s best rhythm game, Audiosurf
    2. The eighth RPS Christmas cracker
    3. Rich McCormick's 5 best games of 2018
    4. Have you played... Dungeon Keeper: The Deeper Dungeons?
    1. The seventh RPS Christmas cracker
    2. Alyse Stanley's 5 best games of 2018
    1. The sixth RPS Christmas cracker
    2. Priceless Play - 29 December 2018
    3. Dominic Tarason's 5 best games of 2018
    1. More games should be truly honest about death
    2. The fifth RPS Christmas cracker
    3. Edwin Evans-Thirlwell's 5 best games of 2018
    4. Have You Played... Bridge Constructor Portal?
    1. Subnautica is the open world all open worlds should learn from
    2. The fourth RPS Christmas cracker
    3. Malindy Hetfeld's 5 best games of 2018
    4. Have You Played... The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker?
    1. We asked developers: what would you gift the games industry?
    2. The third RPS Christmas cracker
    3. Alex Wiltshire's 5 best games of 2018
    4. Have You Played... The Norwood Suite?
    1. 7 toylike games to play during the winter holidays
    2. The second RPS Christmas cracker
    3. Giada Zavarise's 5 best games of 2018
    4. Have you tried… not playing videogames?
    1. Wot I Think: The Long Dark - Wintermute Redux
    2. The Christmas Papers
    3. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 24th
    4. The first RPS Christmas cracker
    5. Kat Brewster's 5 best games of 2018
    6. Have You Played... Windows Solitaire?
    1. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 23rd
    2. Xalavier Nelson Jr.'s 5 best games of 2018
    1. Atlas sets sail into early access's uncharted waters today
    2. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 22nd
    3. Priceless Play - 22 December
    4. What are we all playing this Christmas holiday?
    5. Nic Rueben's 5 best games of 2018
    1. Your files want to smooch in A Desktop Love Story
    2. Devolver Digital's bundle on Twitch Prime might be deal of the week
    3. Jeff Minter's Polybius and Minotaur Arcade Vol. 1 hit PC today
    4. The best of Unknown Pleasures 2018
    5. Darksiders 3 adds optional snappier combat, respecs and more checkpoints
    6. More Steam Winter Sale recommendations from us
    7. Monster Hunter: World Behemoth: how to fight it, what is its weakness
    8. Two Christmas gifts for you, from me
    9. Control is key in Counter-Strike Global Offensive's battle royale mode
    10. Undatakah Druid deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (December 2018)
    11. The Foxer
    12. The Flare Path: A2Z
    13. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 21st
    14. Christmas just isn't Christmas without Dracula Cha Cha
    15. Chuchel redesigned to avoid blackface association
    16. Artifact adds skill progression and lets you earn cards just by playing
    17. Sagebrush is a fascinating exploration of an abandoned cult
    18. Have You Played... Ingrid's Back!
    1. Jet Lancer looks like Luftrausers: Super Turbo Edition
    2. Quake Champions drops loot boxes and brings back Capture The Flag today
    3. The Walking Dead: The Final Season resumes January 15th on the Epic Games Store
    4. For Honor gets dressed up as Assassin's Creed for the holidays
    5. Steam Winter Sale is here, fluffy white deals blanketing the land
    6. Nuraphone review: Headphones that make tailor-made audio for your own ears
    7. Fortnite kicks off a fortnight of holiday challenges and debuts The Block
    8. Hytale is a Minecraft follow-up that remembers the minigames
    9. Atom RPG looks a bit like a Soviet Fallout
    10. Artifact supports banter now but nobody cares except me
    11. Farming Simulator 19 goes a bit Titchmarsh with landscaping
    12. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 20th
    13. Dota's Christmas event turns Rubick into the Grinch
    14. Football Manager's Manager Man finds new job with Soccer Manager
    15. PUBG Erangel: where to loot, how to win
    16. Firewatch's walkie-talkie friendship is what made it stand out
    17. Have You Played... The Sims 4?
    1. Islands Of Nyne: Battle Royale ends development, becomes free
    2. Iron Harvest stomps into pre-order multiplayer alpha
    3. Hellfront: Honeymoon is out now and an odd name for a strategy shooter
    4.'s winter sale is on, and we have recommendations
    5. Prison Architect's online multiplayer busts out today
    6. The Razer Turret is the first mouse and keyboard combo for Xbox One, and it also works on PC
    7. The Long Dark launches its remastered first two episodes
    8. How Kenshi's world is designed not to care about you
    9. PUBG Vikendi map tips, best locations for loot, drop locations
    10. Wot I Think: DayZ
    11. PUBG Miramar: the best places to drop, how to not die
    12. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 19th
    13. League of Legends: Nexus Blitz guide
    14. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds launches snowy map Vikendi
    15. Multiplayer survive 'em up Miscreated lurches out of early access
    16. Atlas is a pirate MMO where players run the seas
    17. Have You Played... Town Of Salem?
    1. Sins Of A Solar Empire: Rebellion and Geneshift free on Steam until tomorrow
    2. Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus adds hidden missions and tunes balance
    3. Hitman 2's holiday update lets us murder Home Alone's Wet Bandits again
    4. Bladed Fury is out now with killer looks at slashed price
    5. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Christmas is go go go
    6. Final Fantasy XV's DLSS boosts PC performance by around 10-15fps on the RTX 2080
    7. Warframe's Profit-Taker heist update busts out the big guns today
    8. Premature Evaluation - CardLife: Creative Survival
    9. PUBG Sanhok map: best places for loot, where to drop
    10. Frostpunk goes even more Dickensian in Christmas update
    11. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 18th
    12. Wot I Think: DUSK
    13. Rainbow Six Siege Hereford Base map: how to defend, how to attack, tips and tricks
    14. Rainbow Six Siege Fortress map: how to defend, how to attack, tips and tricks
    15. Americans can get Assassin's Creed Odyfree from Google
    16. Rumble Run guide - Hearthstone
    17. The Joy Of the stars in Planetarian
    18. Have You Played... Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban?
    1. Fresh Prince's Alfonso Ribeiro pursuing legal action over Fortnite's Carlton Dance
    2. Battlefield V rolling back time-to-kill changes
    3. Stoke the atomic fires of love in free romantic build 'em up Kaiju Super Datetech
    4. Philips 436M6VBPAB review: Our new 4K HDR champion
    5. Street Fighter V's fourth season debuts with Kage's surprise launch
    6. Pagan Online's MOBA-inspired action RPG combat in action
    7. Forza Horizon 4 now tootling around Fortune Island
    8. Wot I Think: Ashen
    9. Steam Charts - Blood From A Stone Edition
    10. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 17th
    11. Just Cause 4's first big patch is "just the start of the work" planned to fix it
    12. Christmas is almost here, so it's time to play Skeal once more
    13. Ethan Carter devs break their silence on Witchfire
    14. Wot I Think - Insurgency: Sandstorm
    15. A gallery of ways that Gris is beautiful
    16. Have you played... Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock?
    1. Fortnite melts down the Infinity Blade
    2. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 16th
    3. Stardew Valley creator focusing on content over new game for now
    4. The Sunday Papers
    1. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 15th
    2. Priceless Play - 15 December 2018
    3. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Dishonored 2 and Death of The Outsider murder DRM, add free goodies
    2. Subnautica being given away free on the Epic Games Store
    3. Discord's store to allow self-publishing with a better revenue split next year
    4. Game Workers Unite UK is the nations's first official games industry union
    5. Clone Priest deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (December 2018)
    6. Big Hunter deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (December 2018)
    7. Giveaway: 1500 Black Future '88 beta keys
    8. Slay The Spire shuffles out of early access in January
    9. Valve release a tasty Steam Link topping for Raspberry Pi
    10. DayZ lumbers out of early access with a free weekend
    11. The Foxer
    12. The Flare Path: A Flurry Of Foxers
    13. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 14th
    14. Below surfaces today
    15. Riot executive reportedly suspended for two months for inappropriate behaviour
    16. Artifact's first big update adds new modes and a neat chat wheel
    17. Why does Mutant Year Zero use the terminology of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.?
    18. Have you played… BioForge?
    1. Humble are stuffing stockings with free Lego The Hobbitses today
    2. Book Of Demons emerges from the crypts of early access today
    3. Hytale is a blocky sandbox RPG spawned from a massive Minecraft server
    4. Podcast: The year 2018 is sinking and only 3 games can be saved
    5. PlanetSide Arena is another battle royale from Daybreak
    6. Nvidia's performance-boosting DLSS tech finally arrives in Final Fantasy XV, but...
    7. GOG's winter sale opens with a Full Throttle Remastered giveaway
    8. Turtle Beach Atlas Three review: A great mid-range gaming headset
    9. Danganronpa dev's dungeon RPG Zanki Zero launches March
    10. Fallout 76 Magazines: locations, what the magazines do
    11. Fallout 76 Bobbleheads: locations, are they permanent
    12. AMD's Adrenalin 2019 Edition update brings performance boosts, in-home streaming and one-click overclocking
    13. Wot I Think: Gris
    14. League Of Legends dropping Windows XP and Vista in 2019
    15. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 13th
    16. League of Legends: Best Late Game Champions
    17. The Banner Saga 3 fights forever in Eternal Arena DLC
    18. Taunt Druid deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (January 2019)
    19. Wot I Think: Fallout 76
    20. Fortnite's Infinity Blade homage has hacked off the fun
    21. Ashen's wonky multiplayer has been un-wonked
    22. Hearthstone: Rumble Run - Starting decks, deck lists and Shrines
    23. Hearthstone: Rumble Run - Passive Treasures list
    24. Have You Played... Doom VFR?
    25. Foxhole's persistent battlefields get a major overhaul today
    1. Unheard's "Acoustic Detectives" are great listeners
    2. Epic to roll out free cross-platform online services for all through 2019
    3. Insurgency: Sandstorm is out now
    4. Street Fighter V adds adverts
    5. GTA Online's Arena War blends Mad Max and Robot Wars
    6. Druidstone: The Secret Of The Menhir Forest is making me take RPG battles seriously
    7. ZeniMax and Facebook settle Oculus legal battle
    8. Serene incidental monkeys, and other joys from Dynasties
    9. Warframe players refuse to let Fortuna instance number 69 end
    10. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 12th
    11. Mountain makeover in MOUNTAIIN 2 FURIOUS 2.0 RELOADED
    12. Pirate MMO Atlas staying in port for another week
    13. Fallout 76 players are cross at Bethesda for taking away their stew
    14. Wot I Think - Jagged Alliance: Rage
    15. Have You Played... Battle Chef Brigade?
    1. World Of Warcraft's Tides Of Vengeance update rolls on in today
    2. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Overwatch, Destiny 2 and Heroes Of The Storm
    3. Hoverbike racing life-sim Desert Child is out now
    4. Jon Shafer's At The Gates launches next month
    5. MSI Trident X 9th review: A tiny(ish) RTX 2080 PC
    6. Viscera Cleanup Detail goes a bit Austin Powers in new DLC
    7. Prey: Typhon Hunter and Transtar VR out now as free Mooncrash extras
    8. Premature Evaluation: Kynseed
    9. Breaking news: American Truck Simulator now has better raindrops
    10. Rising Storm 2 celebrates Christmas with toy soldier battles
    11. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 11th
    12. League of Legends: Best Champions 2018
    13. Rust studio's robo-tactics game Clatter whirs out
    14. Red Dead Redemption 2: Fast travel guide - How to unlock fast travel
    15. Red Dead Redemption 2: Dreamcatcher guide - All dreamcatcher locations and reward
    16. Red Dead Redemption 2: 100% Completion guide and checklist
    17. Wot I Think: Kenshi
    18. Have You Played... Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments?
    1. Take a long look through the spyglass at Beyond Good And Evil 2 in action
    2. Doomworld's Cacowards showcase a dazzling 25th year of Doom mods
    3. Gory retro FPS Dusk rips and tears out of early access today
    4. Rainbow Six Siege drops automatic bans in favour of human moderation
    5. HP Omen Mindframe review: The ear-cooling gaming headset that left me cold
    6. Hitman 2 gives me the “I shouldn’t be here” butterflies
    7. Artifact best decks: the decks to build for competitive play
    8. Artifact guide: tips for playing Artifact, game modes explained, booster packs
    9. Artifact best heroes: top heroes in each colour, and how to use them
    10. Artifact Pathing: understanding unit targeting, Pathing Resets, Swap, and more
    11. Artifact mechanics: useful facts, advanced tips
    12. How one Vilmonic player cracked the genome of artificial life
    13. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 goes Back To Ubersreik today
    14. Best Rastakhan's Rumble Decks - Hearthstone
    15. Dead By Daylight starts stalking dedicated servers next summer
    16. Odd Face Hunter deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (December 2018)
    17. John Romero's about to make you a gift
    18. Beast Druid deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (December 2018)
    19. Monster: Hunter World announces Iceborne expansion and Witcher crossover
    20. Steam Charts: Christmas Miracle Edition
    21. BioWare's Anthem getting open beta in February
    22. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 10th
    23. Hearthstone: Rastakhan's Rumble guide
    24. Super Meat Boy Forever auto-runs to Epic's Store in April
    25. Hearthstone: Overkill Keyword guide
    26. This Easter egg makes up for at least some of Just Cause 4's faults
    27. Wot I Think - X4: Foundations
    28. Have You Played... Hidden Folks?
    1. The Walking Dead: The Final Season rises again in January
    2. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 9th
    3. The Sunday Papers
    1. Conan Unconquered is an RTS coming from Petroglyph
    2. EverQuest & H1Z1 company Daybreak suffer more layoffs
    3. Company Of Heroes 2 is free if you grab it now
    4. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 8th
    5. Priceless Play - 7 December 2018
    6. What are we all playing this weekend?
    7. The RPS Omnibus: A roundup of our features and reviews
    1. Psychonauts 2's first trailer looks as charmingly twisted as ever
    2. Katamari Damacy Reroll comes rolling on home today
    3. Unknown Pleasures: Business Time
    4. Path Of Exile's side-quest overhauling Betrayal expansion is out now
    5. Rage 2 revs up for a May launch
    6. Insurgency: Sandstorm preps for launch with open beta weekend
    7. Wot I Think: Almanac Of Girlswampwar Territory
    8. The Binding Of Isaac's tribute to Satoru Iwata is sweet, for Isaac
    9. Hot take: the Avengers Endgame trailer is not good
    10. Below is out at last next week after five years (what a surprise)
    11. Epic's store launches with exclusives from Supergiant & Coffee Stain
    12. The Flare Path: Collective Irresponsibility
    13. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 7th
    14. The Foxer
    15. Stranger Things Season 3 is getting its very own video game
    16. Battlefield V is the best Battlefield campaign in years, and Tirailleur proves it
    17. Have You Played... Outlast 2?
    18. Abzu developers announce The Pathless
    19. Journey finally sliding onto PC soon
    20. Ark: Survival Evolved creators announce Atlas, a pirate survival MMO
    21. Mortal Kombat 11 bringing more ultraviolence in April
    22. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is off to snowy new map Vikendi tonight
    23. No Man's Sky studio announce The Last Campfire
    24. Dragon Age 4 teases dragons, won't be out for ages
    25. Obsidian Entertainment announce The Outer Worlds
    26. Hades announced by Bastion & Pyre devs, already in early access
    27. Far Cry: New Dawn blasts into the post-apocalypse in February
    28. The Stanley Parable expands again in Ultra Deluxe edition
    1. DayZ shambles out of early access next week
    2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive goes free-to-play with a new battle royale mode
    3. Ghouls 'n Ghostly platformer Battle Princess Madelyn is out today
    4. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4's Battle Edition cuts the price but drops zombie co-op
    5. How Battle Royale went from a manga to a Fortnite game mode
    6. Stellaris's MegaCorp expansion and Le Guin update are out now
    7. Podcast: Every game released in November reviewed very quickly*
    8. Jagged Alliance: Rage rumbles in the jungle today
    9. Shadow Of The Tomb Raider demo swings out
    10. Bring back Destiny 2's big boss bug
    11. Prey: Mooncrash adds free paranoid multiplayer and VR escape rooms next week
    12. Wot I Think: Katamari Damacy Reroll
    13. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 6th
    14. Fortnite season 7 takes to the snowy skies today
    15. Rampage in peace: Fortnite firm Epic end Unreal Tournament development
    16. Bethesda's support site leaked people's real names and addresses
    17. Have You Played... Endless Space?
    1. Moddable JRPG Edge Of Eternity launches into early access
    2. Two Point Hospital's Bigfoot DLC outdoes Christmas crackers at bad puns
    3. Quake Champions frags loot boxes and spawns in battle passes
    4. The Forest's mutant cannibal island gets even weirder in its next update
    5. Far Cry goes post-apocalyptic in next game
    6. Wot I Think: Parkitect
    7. Starbreeze searched in insider trading investigation
    8. Just Cause 4 concern: a bug collector's video
    9. Fortnite Creative is a powerful sandbox mode for the battle royale juggernaut
    10. Egg Druid deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (December 2018)
    11. Hitman 2 Miami walkthrough: how to assassinate Robert Knox and Sierra Knox
    12. Hitman 2 guide: location guides, tips and tricks, challenge lists, silent assassin walkthroughs
    13. Crap, I forgot to talk about the gremlins
    14. Dragon Age lead designer Mike Laidlaw joins Ubisoft Quebec
    15. Wot I Think: Artifact
    16. Fortnite dance creator to pursue legal action against Epic
    17. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 5th
    18. Destiny 2's Black Armory is open for business
    19. Fallout 76 nukes: getting nuclear bomb codes, how to get rare resources
    20. Tanks are making overtures in Battlefield V's first big update
    21. Budget Rastakhan Decks - Cheap deck lists for the casual Hearthstone player
    22. Have You Played… Lumino City?
    1. Killing Floor 2's Gary "Badass Santa" Busey is bad for your elf
    2. Getting Over It With Rico Rodriguez is a wild Easter egg
    3. Override: Mech City Brawl powers up and launches today
    4. Grapple Force Rena swings into stores today with a demo
    5. Hearthstone's troll-packed Rastakhan's Rumble expansion is live
    6. Ass Creed Odyssey's first DLC is out, offers some standard stabbing
    7. Diorama 'em up Quiet As A Stone skips onto Steam
    8. Epic to launch their own Steam-rival store, cutting a better deal for devs
    9. Wot I Think: Just Cause 4
    10. How Bad North makes humans out of little soldiers
    11. Fallout 76 patched today, canvas bags to follow
    12. Valve ban Dota 2 player from tourney over racist remark cover-up
    13. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 4th
    14. League of Legends: Best gankers
    15. League of Legends: ADC guide - How to play ADC
    16. Nvidia open-source PhysX to help AI and robotics research
    17. I have seen the future of videogame graphics, and it is this plant
    18. Shapeshift Gonk Druid deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (December 2018)
    19. Wot I Think - Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
    20. Discard Warlock deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (December 2018)
    21. Have You Played... Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3?
    1. Rainbow Six Siege rocks the kasbah in Operation Wind Bastion tomorrow
    2. Future sportsball MOBA Steel Circus announced, taking alpha sign-ups
    3. Battlefield V's tanktacular Overture update trundles out tomorrow
    4. Arma 3 deploys hybrid multiplayer mode Warlords today
    5. Crafting sandbox MMO Dual Universe launches into public alpha this week
    6. Imperator: Rome finds the difference between obstruction and intimidation
    7. Control Paladin deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (December 2018)
    8. The best Tekken player in the world is a panda
    9. Smash! Bash! Cash! THQ Nordic buy Carmageddon
    10. Odd Druid deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (December 2018)
    11. Nier: Automata's high-res texture pack is looking swish
    12. Starbreeze file for administration, replace CEO
    13. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 3rd
    14. Artifact drafting: the best cards to draft, draft tier list
    15. Thief Priest deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (December 2018)
    16. Steam Charts: I Was On Holiday Last Week Edition
    17. Chinese city's government might cancel Dota 2 Major over player's racist comments
    18. Armor King and Marduk come to Tekken 7 today (and Julia is on her way)
    19. Heal Paladin deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (December 2018)
    20. Have You Played... Old Man's Journey?
    1. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries shows off four-player co-op
    2. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 2nd
    3. The Sunday Papers
    1. Monster Hunter: World gets merry in Winter Star Fest event
    2. The RPS Advent Calendar 2018, Dec 1st
    3. Steam starts taking smaller sales cut from biggest games
    4. Priceless Play - 1 December 2018
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?
    6. The RPS Omnibus: The '90s came with thieves and hackers