July 2019 Archive

    1. Konami kickabout PES 2020 has a demo out now
    2. 1000-player battle royale Mavericks has been canned
    3. Destiny 2's new co-op event map is a great multilayered playground
    4. Wot I Think: Oxygen Not Included
    5. Meet Zane, a semi-retired hitman hero of Borderlands 3
    6. Reviews Roulette: The one with Donkey Kong's wooden nipples
    7. Body-ballooning shooter Morphie's Law is now out on PC
    8. Know It OWL: Hooks, ice, and other hazards
    9. Get Crusader Kings II and all its expansions for £12 in the new Humble Bundle
    10. Quitting Qatab: Turn 5
    11. The Joy of Feldspar in Outer Wilds
    12. Have You Played... Rune?
    1. We shan't live The Good Life until 2020
    2. Rambling adventure A Short Hike soars out today
    3. Mutant Year Zero's Seed Of Evil expansion has set a moose loose
    4. Hitman 2 gets cold toes in new Siberian sniper DLC mission
    5. Premature Evaluation: Palmyra Orphanage
    6. Phoenix Point has been delayed (again) into December
    7. Anno 1800's Sunken Treasure DLC introduces a familiar fella, Old Nate
    8. Dota Underlords Battle Pass - Proto Pass details, Season 1 new heroes and upcoming content
    9. Hitman 3 is coming, and IO have a new game in the works too
    10. Skyrim satirical mod adds the login frustration of Doom's new console releases
    11. Final Fantasy XIV is still the MMO to play
    12. The Blackout Club emerges from the horrors of early access
    13. Why Dota Underlords is a good board game
    14. Quitting Qatab: Turn 4
    15. Have You Played... Murderous Pursuits?
    1. Killer Instinct's bugged Game Pass launch locks players out of all fighters bar one
    2. Rockstar North operate within capitalism, says report
    3. Au Fil De L'eau is a striking picture-book excursion, and free
    4. Wot I Think - Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night
    5. Watch ten minutes of multiplayer Stalker from Ray Of Hope
    6. Steam Charts: Summery Summary Edition
    7. Dwarf Fortress Diary: The Basement Of Curiosity Episode Twenty-One - Return of the Interesting Door
    8. AMD Ryzen 5 3600 review: A great value gaming CPU
    9. Sea Of Thieves has a pirate racing league and I adore it
    10. Quitting Qatab: Turn 3
    11. Have You Played… Minecraft?
    1. Tracks - The Train Set Game departs early access in September
    2. Songbird Symphony dances into stores
    3. Screenshot Saturday Sundays: Abandoned areas, dramatic dungeons, and snug studies
    4. Competitive Farming Simulator trundles onto screens today
    5. Live out your wildest Henry VIII dreams in upcoming Fit For A King
    6. The Sunday Papers
    7. Quitting Qatab: Turn 2
    1. Bethesda detail updates coming to Fallout 76, including Vault raids and Wastelanders
    2. New study finds that 74% have been harassed in online multiplayer games
    3. Doom Eternal details its multiplayer Battlemode
    4. Priceless Play - 27 July 2019
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?
    6. Quitting Qatab: Turn 1
    1. Rage 2 update brings New Game+ and some bloody hard new modes
    2. Wot I Think: Automachef
    3. Arma 3's been invaded by aliens in the new Contact expansion
    4. Dice-roll deckbuilder Dicey Dungeons tumbles out on August 13th
    5. Team Fortress 2 item traders panicking as loot box 'glitch' crashes market
    6. Wot I Think - Beyond: Two Souls
    7. Northgard's new clan can't build boats because they're too scared of the kraken
    8. The Foxer
    9. The Flare Path welcomes combative commenters
    10. MechWarrior 5 delayed to December, confined to Epic Store
    11. Wot I Think - Wolfenstein: Youngblood
    12. Have You Played… Disney’s Hercules?
    1. Tag-team Nazi-blaster Wolfenstein: Youngblood is out now
    2. Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502 review: A slim 1080p gaming laptop for just over a grand
    3. DropAdvisor: A return to Erangel
    4. Dustwind drops a singleplayer campaign into the multiplayer tactics mix
    5. This War Of Mine and Moonlighter are both free on Epic this week
    6. No-frills fighter Fantasy Strike leaves Early Access today
    7. Wot I Think: A Place For The Unwilling
    8. Bad North overhauls its campaign in today's free update
    9. Valve Index VR headset back in stock and now shipping in the US
    10. The Joy Of Reinhardt singing karaoke in Overwatch
    11. Have You Played… VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action?
    1. RTX 2080 Super benchmark showdown: Nvidia vs Zotac
    2. Most two player board games suck
    3. Square Enix JRPG Oninaki has a daemon-infested demo out now
    4. "Moving to the cloud is scary", Google Stadia director says deflecting shutdown concerns
    5. The writer of Heaven Will Be Mine on how she made 2018's most interesting game
    6. Overwatch's new hero is fun, but the reason he's barefoot is bollocks
    7. Wastes of Space: A Space Engineers Diary - Episode Eight: Assault on Bum Eggs Mountain
    8. Hand Of Fate creators Defiant Development shut down, killing their final game
    9. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds launches Erangel makeover update
    10. Cantata is Advance Wars with logistics and an Ann Leckie glow-up
    11. Have you played… Fantastic Contraption?
    1. Watch Fortnite while you play Fortnite with the World Cup's picture-in-picture
    2. Bombastic block-dropper Tetris Effect hits PC today
    3. Nvidia RTX 2070 Super vs 2080 Super: How much faster is Nvidia's new 4K graphics card?
    4. Premature Evaluation: Nightmare Reaper
    5. GTA Online's casino is now open for business, though not in all countries
    6. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super review: Faster 4K for no extra cost
    7. Sekiro's new Boss Rush mod lets you scrap with any boss, any time
    8. Wolfenstein: Youngblood will launch a day early on PC, this Thursday
    9. The Deep End: a Zero Context Final Fantasy Diary - Part I: Prologue
    10. Overwatch's next hero is Sigma, a gravity-bending villain with a PhD
    11. Elsinore is Hamlet from the perspective of a time-travelling Ophelia, out now
    12. Biotope could have been my dream aquarium simulator
    13. Have You Played... Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice?
    1. Ride sheep and build sheds at Ollie & Bollie's Outdoor Estate
    2. Dota 2 mod Polystrike will let you play Counter-Strike from a bird's-eye view
    3. You can drive a jetski underground in UnderRail: Expedition today
    4. Beyond: Two Souls continues David Cage's reign of terror on PC today
    5. Modder Superior: Sven Co-op
    6. Teamfight Tactics gold strategy - interest and streaks
    7. Gears 5 graphics performance looks as slick as a well-oiled Lancer
    8. I played five minutes of the shiny Halo mod, then ran away
    9. Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce signs off for good
    10. Just Cause 4 will let Rico while away the hours with goats
    11. Mordhau to get more maps and maybe modding
    12. Dwarf Fortress Diary: The Basement Of Curiosity Episode Twenty - Night of the Self-published Werepanda
    13. Steam Charts: Carpathian Edition
    14. No ray tracing for Wolfenstein: Youngblood at launch
    15. The Joy Of being dead in Barotrauma
    16. Have You Played… Ultima Online?
    1. Fortnite ditches the other 98 combatants for a one-on-one mech-kaiju clash
    2. Competitive Playerunknown's Battlegrounds' eye-trackers creep me out
    3. Screenshot Saturday Sundays: awesome axe-work, peaceful precipitation, and sentient seeds
    4. The Sunday Papers
    1. Summer Catchers sees you racing for the sunshine
    2. A Short Hike is journeying onto Steam and Itch soon
    3. Wanderlust Travel Stories will put you in beautiful places, but the shoes of someone who needs to grow as a person
    4. Priceless Play - 20 July 2019
    5. Netflix's first trailer for The Witcher shows off sword fights and magic
    6. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Eve: Aether Wars invites pilots to next month's 10,000 player dogfight
    2. John Wick (unofficially) becomes a free 8-bit platformer
    3. Gorn emerges from the early access arena soaked in blood
    4. Astroneer celebrates Apollo 11 with a time-limited lunar mission
    5. Unknown Pleasures: The Machine Starts
    6. Wot I Think: Nowhere Prophet
    7. The surprising lives of Octopath Traveller's NPCs
    8. This Witcher 3 HD texture mod is impressive?
    9. Destiny 2's Lord of Wolves remains frustratingly overpowered for another Iron Banner
    10. The Foxer
    11. The Flare Path carps on
    12. Wot I Think: Streets Of Rogue
    13. Have You Played... Cuphead?
    1. Overwatch begins testing its game-changing Role Queue system
    2. Rebel Galaxy Outlaw plots a course for launch next month
    3. Former Fallout level designer shares what makes a good Easter Egg
    4. Tim Willits leaving Id Software after 24 years
    5. Gigabyte Aorus NVMe Gen 4 review: The first PCIe 4.0 SSD has arrived
    6. A Panel Shaped Screen: the confusing world of multimedia franchises
    7. Podcast: The best game cities, from Dunwall to Kamurocho
    8. Limbo is free for keepsies on the Epic Games Store right now
    9. Grand Theft Auto Online gets into the casino business next week
    10. Plants Vs. Zombies 3 announc- oh for... it's a chuffing mobile game
    11. Wot I Think: Etherborn
    12. Dustnet is a strange and wonderful dream of the last de_dust2 server
    13. Dota Underlords patch due to change flippin' everything this weekend
    14. Hold onto your RTX cards, Control's PC requirements are heavier than its creepy fridge
    15. At the end of a five-month Elite Dangerous expedition, I looked into the Abyss
    16. Have You Played… Natural Soccer?
    1. Gears Of War 5 now preloading this weekend's PvP test
    2. Nightmare Reaper awakens into early access
    3. Ghost Recon Wildlands signs out with the PvPvE Mercenaries mode
    4. Gloomhaven launches into early access with some major bits missing
    5. AMD Ryzen 5 3600X review: A fantastic mid-range gaming CPU
    6. Squad finally has tutorials after three and a half years in early access
    7. Wastes of Space: A Space Engineers Diary - Part Seven: The Ant Man Cometh
    8. GOG now selling Heaven's Vault, having previously rejected it
    9. The cursed attraction of non-beginner-friendly games
    10. Welcome Astrid Johnson, the newest member of RPS video
    11. Wot I Think: Night Call
    12. Know It OWL: Dragons at the peak
    13. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds story rewritten in disgraceful retcon
    14. Before We Leave is a city builder with planets plagued by space whales
    15. Have You Played: Socrates Jones: Pro Philosopher
    1. Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers wraps up with the nostalgic Eden raid today
    2. Total War: Three Kingdoms rides again in August with Eight Princes
    3. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD rolls onto PC this winter
    4. Ubisoft announce their Uplay+ subscription lineup
    5. Overwatch to start ending matches when it detects cheats
    6. Assassin's Creed Odyssey retires to sunny Atlantis for its final DLC today
    7. Premature Evaluation: Griftlands
    8. Watch Dogs: Legion spec work is "completely voluntary", Ubisoft shrug and suggest
    9. Tetris Effect's trippy tetrominoes tumble onto PC next week
    10. Dwarf Fortress Diary: The Basement Of Curiosity Episode Nineteen - Crossing the Rubicon
    11. Fortnite is building to a monster v. mecha rumble this weekend
    12. China forced one horror game publisher to close, but the whole region felt it
    13. Have You Played... Rime?
    1. Kingdoms Of The Dump looks like a brilliant load of rubbish
    2. Where The Water Tastes Like Wine spins some Chinese American yarns
    3. Your next Starcraft II opponent might be a robot in disguise
    4. SolSeraph descends from the heavens but may not have stuck the landing
    5. This is the best bit in Detroit: Become Human
    6. Devotion won't be re-released any time soon, following Chinese controversy and censorship
    7. Dwarf Fortress will let dwarves pet animals and I'm sure that won't backfire
    8. Why are so many old games coming back? We asked developers why they chase nostalgia
    9. Steam Charts: Bubbling Trousers Edition
    10. Twitter's Microtrailers, the funnest way to follow Steam releases, is back
    11. Have You Played… Stronghold?
    12. How not to cut trees in Woodcutter Simulator 2011
    1. Turn adorable forests into equally cute train yards in Voxel Tycoon
    2. Explore a breathtaking world beset by spirits in Atma for free
    3. Screenshot Saturday Sundays: Calming koi, a powerful pickaxe, and fungi friends
    4. Dive into Outbuddies' ominous depths later this year
    5. The Sunday Papers
    1. Shipwreck into rural idyll in upcoming Stranded Sails – Explorers Of The Cursed Islands
    2. Peak Bleak Blues (and other moods) offers nine new places to wander from Connor Sherlock
    3. It's time for the first slice of video game clock supercut Hours Played
    4. Ubisoft returns to requesting fan labour for Watch Dogs Legion
    5. Priceless Play - 13 July 2019
    6. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Double Kick Heroes adds more modes so your guitar doesn't have to weep
    2. The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut tries to puzzle it out again on August 27th
    3. Streets Of Rogue emerges from early access in search of a hat
    4. Ubisoft put their foot down over Assassin's Creed Odyssey XP farming user-quests
    5. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare's Gunfight mode is an intimate 2v2 deathmatch
    6. Wander through a dying city this month in A Place For The Unwilling
    7. Wot I Think: Earth Defense Force 5
    8. Wot I Think: Eagle Island
    9. Be not eaten by aliens in Professor Lupo And His Horrible Pets
    10. The Chronicles of Humungusse, most terrible knight of Mordhau
    11. Urban Explorer trailer promises spooky parkour climbtimes
    12. Oral hijinks: Crumble is a game where a blob parkours with its tongue
    13. The Flare Path Declines and Falls
    14. The Foxer
    15. Research shows Minecraft can make you more creative, but it depends
    16. Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is adorbs and out now
    17. Occupy White Walls removes the dark cloud hanging over all art exhibitions
    18. Have You Played… 1979 Revolution: Black Friday?
    1. Earth Defense Force 5 deploys with a heart full of song
    2. Blazing Chrome attacks aggressively into stores
    3. Valve's launch Steam Labs, a collection of experimental new store features
    4. Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is about a wolfman who hates sneaking
    5. Nvidia extend RTX Super games bundle to all regular RTX graphics cards
    6. Morphies Law: Remorphed expands onto PC this month
    7. Podcast: The best horses in games
    8. Ion Maiden becomes Ion Fury and readies for launch next month
    9. Man Of Medan lets you share the horror with a friend (or four)
    10. Despite being Iceborne, the new Monster Hunter World expansion is warm and wet
    11. We’re not kidding: Goat Of Duty is a multiplayer goat deathmatch
    12. ScourgeBringer is your next roguelite crush
    13. Davey 'Beginner's Guide' Wreden is hiring for a new game
    14. Wot I Think: Chinese Parents
    15. Watch Starbase's developers break their game in an educational way
    16. Help, I can't stop playing Crusader Kings 2 on holiday
    17. Have You Played... Silver?
    1. Super Monkey Ball to return via PC says Taiwan's rating committee
    2. DUSTNET is a PC vs VR vs AR vision of the last dying de_dust2 server
    3. Watch twelve minutes of Moons Of Madness spacey spookytimes
    4. Blood Bowl: Death Zone sprints out of early access and into the end zone
    5. Godhood spontaneously wills itself into early access
    6. Our favourite games of 2019 so far
    7. Microsoft release Windows 1.11 as a Stranger Things 3 doodad
    8. Surreal bird 'em up Vane flaps out on July 23rd
    9. The Echopraxia Papers
    10. StarCraft: Remastered gets a 'toon up
    11. Know It OWL: Atlanta adventures
    12. New Turok game is more cute 'em up than shoot 'em up
    13. Pathologic 2’s easy mode lets you soak in the dread of an unwell town
    14. Have You Played… The Banner Saga?
    1. DayZ opens alpha sign-ups for its Survivor GameZ battle royale mode
    2. Ciel Fledge sends the Princess Maker formula to space this autumn
    3. A romantic glimpse at Haven in motion, from the makers of Furi
    4. Cuphead is coming to Netflix as a '30s style cartoon series
    5. Nvidia RTX 2070 vs 2070 Super vs AMD RX 5700 XT: Which is best?
    6. Kingdom Under Fire 2 marches into Europe and America this year
    7. Premature Evaluation - SlipSlop: World's Hardest Platformer Game
    8. Logitech G Pro X review: Make way for our new best gaming headset
    9. Dwarf Fortress Diary: The Basement Of Curiosity Episode Eighteen - Drubbings In The Deep
    10. Come and get spooked at the first thirteen minutes of Control
    11. Wot I Think: Dota Underlords
    12. Wot I Think: Gato Roboto
    13. Have You Played... ISLANDERS?
    1. Rising Storm 2: Vietnam mod Green Army Men goes official and (mostly) free tomorrow
    2. Halo fan-remake mod SPV3 re-launches with six more missions
    3. One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 bounces towards PC next year
    4. G2A blame rogue staff for undisclosed promotion scheme
    5. Nvidia RTX 2060 vs AMD RX 5700: Which one should you buy?
    6. Modder Superior: Star Wars - Empire At War
    7. Earth Defense Force 5 invades planet PC this week
    8. Spiritfarer is about death, but it's how it treats life that makes it unusual
    9. Thousands perish in Elite Dangerous expedition, but survivors reach the edge of the galaxy
    10. Elite Dangerous to get fleet carriers and new premium currency
    11. Steam Charts: Got The Runs Edition
    12. Warframe: all the news and trailers from TennoCon 2019
    13. Eve Online's Drifter invasion is mucking with the space telephone
    14. How 'climate crisis games' could better model our problems and our future
    15. Have You Played: That game you can't quite put your finger on
    1. Get snapping, but carefully, in 30 Pictures
    2. Competitive Sea Of Thieves is chaotic pirate-y fun
    3. Screenshot Saturday Sundays: bumbling buddies, bird battles, and beautiful backgrounds
    4. AMD Ryzen 7 3700X review: The long-awaited Core i7 killer?
    5. AMD Ryzen 9 3900X review: Finally, some competition for Intel's Core i9-9900K
    6. AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT review: XTra is the new Super
    7. AMD Radeon RX 5700 review: Move over, RTX 2060
    8. Sneak 'n' steal your way through a living village in Pilfer
    9. The Sunday Papers
    10. Warframe's Empyrean update is Star Wars meets Shadow of Mordor
    1. Priceless Play - 6 July 2019
    2. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Songs Of The Lost is a dream of a future internet with some very good dogs
    2. Jupiter Hell summons players for a weekend demo
    3. Shots fired as AMD cut price of Navi GPUs just before launch to combat Nvidia's RTX Super cards
    4. Lair Of The Clockwork God delayed until other games will no longer crush it
    5. Attack On Titan 2: Final Battle expands into the third season today
    6. Sega and Amplitude want you to pick two (of five) free Mega Drive games to keep
    7. Unknown Pleasures: Crossing the Floor
    8. Have you listened to… The Directors Guild of America podcast?
    9. Total War: Three Kingdoms launches mod support
    10. Wot I Think: Sea Of Solitude
    11. The Foxer
    12. The Flare Path: A2Z
    13. Ode To A Moon's free demo is uncannily psychedelic
    14. American Truck Simulator expands to Utah this year
    15. Apex Legends Season 2 guide - new Battle Pass, Wattson, Ranked Mode, Hop Ups, weapon adjustments
    16. Meet the geographer who tells studios when they’re ignorant and offensive
    17. Have you played… BallHoops?
    1. Stranger Things 3: The Game launches alongside the new series
    2. Langrisser I & II finish their long march to PC in early 2020
    3. The Fromto demo is a lot of scribbly, messy party platformer fun
    4. Holding an Independence Day party in GTA Online remains fraught with undesirable explosions
    5. Overcooked is free to keep on Epic Games Store this week
    6. Befriending the creatures of Apex Legends
    7. Podcast: The shipping forecast
    8. EXTREME MEATPUNKS FOREVER does punk better than any other recent game
    9. Hunt: Showdown wades out of the early access bayou next month
    10. Battlerite "scaling back" development to focus on next game
    11. Mordhau dev statement clarifies 'no plan' for character filter, say artists "were ill-informed"
    12. Intel Core i5-8600K review: No longer the best mid-range gaming CPU
    13. Intel Core i7-9700K review: The best gaming CPU that doesn't break the bank
    14. Intel Core i7-8700K review: Get the i7-9700K instead
    15. Intel Core i5-9600K review: Our new best gaming CPU champion
    16. Intel Core i5-8400 review: Still a great Ryzen 5 killer
    17. Intel Core i3-8100 review: A great entry-level gaming CPU
    18. Intel Core i7-8700 review: Not as good value as the Core i5-9600K
    19. Intel Core i3-8350K review: Entry-level overclocking
    20. How the cat jokes and beast names of Monster Hunter: World are translated into English
    21. Zachtronics games now free for schools
    22. Apex Legends Ring (Season 2) - Circle sizes, Ring damage stats for Ranked and Standard modes
    23. Dota Underlords seems great, but only for those versed in Dota
    24. Have You Played... Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide?
    1. DDoS attacker hit with 27 month prison sentence and a hefty fine
    2. Magic: The Gathering Arena shatters under the weight of recursive raptors
    3. River City Girls tears up Japan's streets on September 5th
    4. Metal Wolf Chaos XD throws down at the Fight House on August 6th
    5. Epic covering refund costs for crowdfunded games going exclusive to their store
    6. Forza Horizon 4 lets you be Top Gear's The Stig for a day
    7. Wot I Think: Heavy Rain
    8. You're wrong, Greg
    9. Welcome Sin Vega, RPS's newest staff writer
    10. Cuphead devs cooking The Delicious Last Course slowly to avoid burning
    11. Warsaw looking like Darkest Dungeon but with Nazi occupation
    12. ‘Kids are not born toxic’ - How Roblox tries to keep 90 million children safe
    13. Mordhau devs deny plan for toggle to hide women and non-white characters, after telling people of that exact plan
    14. CD Projekt say no, they're not already making Cyberpunk 2077's sequel
    15. Innovative new controller lets you ragequit by pouring literal salt
    16. The most promising upcoming stealth games
    17. Have You Played… Starseed Pilgrim?
    1. Satisfactory creates a race of atomic super-trains
    2. Rainbow Six Siege hosts an old west shootout for two weeks only
    3. StarCraft fan-remake mod Mass Recall for StarCraft 2 is finally complete
    4. Apex Legends season 2 launches with map changes and space dragons
    5. Dinkum is an Aussie farm life sim with wombats as big as an ox
    6. Premature Evaluation: Failed State
    7. Slay The Spire's fourth character will be free
    8. Skywind mod shows off Morrowind's levitation and spears remade in Skyrim
    9. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super review: Still a super tough sell...
    10. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super review: RTX 2070 power on the cheap
    11. Everything you need to know about Nvidia's RTX Super graphics cards
    12. Round up: the best of the lesser advertised Fortnite movie tie-ins
    13. Cyberpunk 2077 has two more teams working on multiplayer and a mysterious Cyberthing
    14. Pigeon Simulator will let you crap on businessmen
    15. Have You Played... Star Wars: Battlefront 2
    1. Chinese publisher Indievent lose their business license after Devotion pooh furore
    2. Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers steps into the light today
    3. Dwarf Fortress Diary: The Basement Of Curiosity Episode Seventeen - Ape Expectations
    4. Hearthstone: Saviors Of Uldum makes me wish World Of Warcraft was as silly
    5. Investi-Gator: The Case Of The Big Crime tips the scales of justice today
    6. American horror novelist Alan Wake finds unlikely new publisher, Finnish video game company Remedy Entertainment
    7. My daily game is a very boring co-op about catching a bird
    8. Steam Charts: Summer Sale Silliness sEdition
    9. It's summer in Routine Feat, from the maker of It's Winter
    10. Ninja murderfest Shadowlings is now free, mandatory
    11. Star Wars: Battlefront 3 exists as a fan-made mod for the original Battlefront 2
    12. Hitchhiker still exists; is still good
    13. Have You Played... Beckett?