August 2019 Archive

    1. The Weekly RPS News Digest: there is nothing new under the sun
    2. Dota Underlords patch notes analysis [#245] - Ace Tier Heroes and Contraptions Update
    3. The Weekly Updates Update: dicey dotes
    4. Priceless Play - 31 August 2019
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Homeworld 3 is coming, and it's crowdfunding now
    2. Unknown Pleasures: Find your windmill
    3. Control RTX: A guide to ray tracing and what you need to get the best performance
    4. RPS Verdict: Streets Of Rogue
    5. Inside and Celeste are free on the Epic Games Store now
    6. Alice's Adventures In Wrestlingland, episode three
    7. After Blair Witch, what other horror movies are worth turning into games?
    8. Night In The Woods devs "cutting ties" with co-creator following abuse allegations
    9. Destiny 2 shaking up seasons, introducing a battle pass dealio
    10. The Flare Path: Operation Barbarouser
    11. The Foxer
    12. The Fallout 76 players who started an art gallery in the wasteland
    13. Memory and meaning melt away in Wilmot's Warehouse, out now
    14. Hounded Out: The adventures of a Minecraft hermit, finale
    15. Have You Played... The Council?
    1. Dirt Rally is free for keepsies right now
    2. PlanetSide Arena joins the battle royale of early access battle royales next month
    3. Wot I Think - Hunt: Showdown
    4. NBA 2K20's loot box-y MyTeam mode even has faux gambling machines
    5. Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master review: Loads of features, but only middling performance
    6. MSI X570 Gaming Edge review: Great performance without breaking the bank
    7. AsRock X570 Taichi review: Flawed design
    8. Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero review: The X570 king of USB ports
    9. Motherlode: playing The Sims to death in Simento Mori
    10. Podcast: The post-Gamescom tidy-up
    11. Noita will treat us to its beautiful fluids next month
    12. Epic and their latest indie exclusives talk about what it gives them, and maybe us too
    13. A first look at Humankind, Amplitude's new historical 4X beast
    14. Have You Played... Fishy?
    1. Ghost Recon: Breakpoint's PC requirements start getting Ultra hefty at 1080p
    2. Sink to the bottom of the sea in Fishbones
    3. Kerbal Space Program 2 release date, trailer analysis, new KSP 2 gameplay features
    4. Avoiding despair at the Edinburgh Fringe
    5. Wot I Think: Man Of Medan
    6. Telltale Games rise again, kinda
    7. WoW Classic queues are long enough that players are even queuing in-game for quests
    8. Know It OWL: into the playoffs
    9. The Bard's Tale IV polished and expanded in new Director's Cut
    10. No Man's Sky explorer makes futuristic museum for alien relics
    11. First Fate Of Atlantis Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC is free if you nab it now
    12. Atomicrops: hands on with the twin-stick Stardew Valley game you didn't know you wanted
    13. Have You Played... Tokyo 42?
    1. Skyrim composer Jeremy Soule and Night In The Woods co-creator Alec Holowka accused of sexual assault
    2. Football Manager 2020 coming in November, and to Google Stadia too
    3. Knights And Bikes starts its Cornish childhood adventure today
    4. Premature Evaluation: Stone Story RPG
    5. Ion Fury makers reverse decision to remove tiny unfunny gay joke, because apparently that would be "censorship"
    6. World Of Warcraft Classic is more than just a phase
    7. Fortnite's new crossover event is advertising Borderlands 3
    8. The Joy Of audio logs in System Shock 2
    9. Watch 30 dam impressive minutes of Dying Light 2
    10. World Of Warcraft Classic is now live, jumping back to 2006
    11. Oxygen Not Included guide: how to ace your first 30 cycles in ONI
    12. Our favourite co-op cocktails for total carnage in Streets Of Rogue
    13. Humankind release date, trailer, gameplay, everything we know about Amplitude's new 4X "Magnum Opus"
    14. Have You Played...Command & Conquer: Red Alert?
    1. Wot I Think - Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
    2. Wot I Think: Control
    3. Steam Charts: Subdued Edition
    4. Have You Played… Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2?
    1. Explore a pretty pastel city in Drive Me To The Moon
    2. Screenshot Saturday Sundays: Spinning spikes, scenic strolls, and spooky sitting
    3. The International crowns its 2019 champions
    4. Overwatch's Workshop mode gets dummy bots, dancing Reinhardts
    5. Void Spirit will descend to Dota 2 this autumn
    1. Stones Of Solace offers up a free daily crafting ritual
    2. The Weekly RPS News Digest: not everything's about Gamescom
    3. The Weekly Updates Update: bees, mechs, and mist
    4. Riot Games claim they have no systemic gender discrimination as they settle gender discrimination lawsuit
    5. Sleuth through strangers' FMV lives in Telling Lies
    6. Life Is Strange 2 episode 4 treks into stores
    7. Priceless Play - 24 August 2019
    8. Nate's Menagerie
    9. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. The Sims 4: Realm Of Magic looks pretty Pottery
    2. Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith on turning his tabletop game into Cyberpunk 2077
    3. Free game! Fez is free on Epic’s Store right now, with Celeste and Inside coming next week
    4. Fallout 76's new plant-infested Vault 94 is a bolthole for masochists
    5. The Flare Path: Homage to Catatonia
    6. The Foxer
    7. Epic Games Store exclusive Hades will hop on the Steam train this December
    8. Meet Snapfire, Dota 2's adorable next hero
    9. The buzz about town is that Minecraft just added bees
    10. Fortnite's mechs are now less murdersome
    11. Hounded Out: The adventures of a Minecraft hermit, part three
    12. Have You Played… SimEarth?
    1. Cyberpunk 2077's Night City strives to be a unique and grounded cyberpunk city
    2. If you have a spare hour, here's a lot of Halo: Reach's Firefight
    3. Tokyo RPG Factory's Oninaki is out now
    4. Borderlands 3's creative director on funs and guns
    5. Desperados 3 has a dangerously distracting cat
    6. Devs from Failbetter, Red Hook and ArenaNet to face the impossible at PAX West
    7. Spend 30 minutes in the company of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
    8. New publisher Modern Wolf declare commitment to "ethical game development"
    9. Logitech G432 review: A brilliant budget gaming headset
    10. Bloodlines 2 release date, trailer, gameplay, news
    11. Steam China will be a curated, separate store for the Chinese market
    12. Ye olde World Of Warcraft devs reminisce while playing WoW Classic
    13. Five things I want from Starbase Startopia
    14. Returning to No Man's Sky as a lapsed player is a piece of cake
    15. Have you played… Robot Wars: Arenas Of Destruction?
    1. What you do when you’re not chasing your destiny in Shenmue 3
    2. Metro Exodus PC graphics performance: how to get the best settings
    3. Cosplay as a cat and more with Hytale’s mod tools
    4. Wot I Think: Telling Lies
    5. Yakuza producer hints at rest of series coming to PC
    6. We tried Ghostrunner and were deemed ‘average’ at its cyberpunk parkour slicing
    7. SnowRunner squeals out of the Spintires garage next year
    8. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds brings dynamic weather to new Erangel
    9. Destiny 2 players can now link Battle.net and Steam accounts, and should
    10. Cyberpunk 2077 might secretly be a cool hacker stealth game
    11. Fallout 76’s first raid unlocks, welcoming you to a greenhouse of terror
    12. Nvidia's new Gamescom driver promises better performance and prettier pixels
    13. Watch Dogs Legion's version of London is surprisingly accurate
    14. Have You Played... Master Of Magic?
    1. The Empire Of Sin trailer makes quite a racket
    2. Steelseries Arctis 1 review: So, so comfy
    3. Chill with Wasteland 3's new, snow-caked trailer
    4. Final Fantasy VIII Remastered arrives in September
    5. Premature Evaluation: Steel Circus
    6. Remnant: From The Ashes out now from Darksiders devs
    7. Wot I Think: RAD
    8. Synced: Off-Planet is Tencent's new horde hoarding shooter
    9. You can pet the dog and manipulate time with a camcorder in Blair Witch
    10. Dead By Daylight crosses over with Stranger Things next month
    11. Need For Speed Heat release date, trailer, gameplay, news
    12. See San Francisco fall as Marvel's Avengers assembles some footage
    13. Anno 1800 has a demo, but only for one week
    14. Alienware announce monster 55in OLED gaming monitor with 120Hz refresh rate
    15. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord rides into early access in March
    16. Disintegration is a new hoverbike FPS, and here's what we know
    17. WD Black adds five new external storage drives, including 2TB SuperSpeed SSD
    18. HP Omen's ear-cooling gaming headset returns as the even more brilliantly named Mindframe Prime
    19. Have You Played...Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners Of The Earth?
    1. Little Nightmares 2 explores new horrors next year
    2. We’re summoning a ghost to interview the top strategy devs at PAX West
    3. Comanche reborn as a multiplayer game with drones, somehow?
    4. The Basement of Curiosity: Season One - recap and index
    5. Endless Space devs announce Humankind, a historical 4X
    6. Kerbal Space Program 2 is coming with official multiplayer
    7. Every Google Stadia game announced so far
    8. Come watch Gamescom's Opening Night Live stream here
    9. Modder Superior - How to turn Medieval 2: Total War into a big fantasy fight
    10. Call of Duty's first RTX trailer is so subtle it needs giant green boxes telling you where to look
    11. Spacebase Startopia resurrects the silly space station sim in 2020
    12. Apex Legends Solo Mode: practical tips and tactics for winning in Solos
    13. Apex Legends making Iron Crown event loot system less grubby after breaking promise
    14. A trailer for Session did not make me buy the PlayStation Classic
    15. Rainbow Six Siege gets a chuffing grappling hook gun in Operation Ember Rise
    16. Minecraft gets official ray tracing support for Nvidia RTX cards
    17. Steam Charts: Do As You're Told Edition
    18. Gamescom 2019 schedule - stream times
    19. Have You Played... Minit?
    1. Guide a colony of chubby pals through life in Sproots
    2. Explore a doomed health retreat in upcoming Resort
    3. Screenshot Saturday Sundays: Fluffy photographers, damp driveways, and living layers
    4. Oblivion-in-Skyrim mod Skyblivion shows off new trailer as it creeps closer to release
    5. FIGHTCRAB stabs and scuttles into early access
    1. Make pretty, living nature scenes in FlowScape
    2. Eliza, a visual novel about algorithms and mental health, is out now
    3. Rust will offer refunds as they stop shipping Linux client
    4. Telling Lies will send you panning for FMV fibs next week
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Unknown Pleasures: The most august
    2. Corsair Ironclaw RGB Wireless review: Heavy-handed
    3. Reviews Roulette: The one with Tony Hawk on a unicycle
    4. Mutant Year Zero and Hyper Light Drifter free on Epic Games Store
    5. The Foxer
    6. The Flare Path: Quandaries and Q-Ships
    7. Hounded Out: The adventures of a Minecraft hermit, part two
    8. ACE Team's The Eternal Cylinder looks so wonderfully strange
    9. Wot I Think: The Blackout Club
    10. Streets Of Rogue's creator on how he stuffed a tiny city with ideas
    11. Have You Played... The Path?
    1. Podcast: The Gamescom 2019 warm-up
    2. Frog Detective 2: The Case of the Invisible Wizard is being funded by Superhot
    3. A Panel Shaped Screen: the disjointed universe of Lightstep Chronicles
    4. No Man's Sky Beyond patch notes: VR, Multiplayer, Beyond update explained
    5. Teamfight Tactics beta pass [9.16] - TFT weekly missions, how to unlock beta pass rewards
    6. No Man’s Sky Beyond is a bit broken, but patching has already begun
    7. Acer Predator Triton 500 review: Finally, a gaming laptop that isn't a jet engine in disguise
    8. Tactical spaceship sim Shortest Trip To Earth is out today
    9. Doom Eternal's multiplayer Battlemode pits a pair of demons against a single slayer
    10. Celtic FC have signed a Call Of Duty esports team
    11. Magic: The Gathering Arena is MtG at its most approachable
    12. I turned Streets Of Rogue's character creator into 'Fanfic mode'
    13. Quitting Qatab: Turn 20
    14. Have You Played... The Stillness of the Wind?
    1. Have You Played.... Art Milllionaire? (I bet you haven't)
    2. The Need For Speed Heat trailer is shiny and confusing
    3. G2A responds to Subnautica dev's claim for $300,000 restitution: We didn’t exist back then
    4. Dead Cells' new mini-bosses will teach you how to fight the big bads
    5. Wot I Think: Ion Fury
    6. Know It OWL: Giving in to the clownery
    7. No Man’s Sky Beyond is rolling out now, PC release imminent
    8. Apex Legends’ stunt gauntlet is neat but the new loot shop is crap
    9. Sigma, Overwatch’s newest hero, is here. Oh!
    10. Quitting Qatab: Turn 19
    11. Terry Cavanagh on why he believes Dicey Dungeons is his best game yet
    12. Have You Played… Slave Zero?
    1. RTX 2070 Super benchmark showdown: Nvidia vs Zotac vs Asus
    2. Roblox community developers set to earn $100m this year
    3. Wot I Think: Dicey Dungeons
    4. Tim Willits has joined World War Z developers Saber Interactive
    5. Premature Evaluation: Jupiter Hell
    6. Super Duper has gone down the pooper as Minecraft cancels graphics pack
    7. Cyberpunk 2077 release date, trailer, news and gameplay
    8. Total War: Shogun 2 DLC Fall Of The Samurai is now a Total War Saga game
    9. Dwarf Fortress Diary: The Basement of Curiosity - End of Season One
    10. How Streets Of Rogue is a tabletop RPG disguised as a roguelike
    11. Subnautica developer claims key reseller G2A owes them $300,000
    12. Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York takes a bite of the Big Apple
    13. Wot I Think: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw
    14. Quitting Qatab: Turn 18
    15. Have You Played… Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director’s Cut?
    1. Hearthstone: Uldum quests ranked by fun
    2. Thank the creepy fridge gods, Control's PC requirements are now much lighter
    3. See how Minecraft Earth's mobs could work on the PC
    4. No one knows who is patching System Shock 2
    5. Steam Charts: Win A Free Car Edition!
    6. Our secret Minecraft server is a wondrous goblin home
    7. 20 years after release, System Shock 2 is finally getting an Enhanced Edition
    8. 4X MMO Starborne has opened a new server for alpha testing
    9. Valve will use human moderators to stop Steam Workshop scams
    10. Gears 5's Escape mode has its own map maker
    11. Apex Legends heatmap proves how much you all love Skulltown
    12. Quitting Qatab: Turn 17
    13. Have You Played... Starcraft 2?
    1. Still There will let you be sad but in space this autumn
    2. Screenshot Saturday Sundays: Fluttering flowers, a film of fog, and firs in focus
    3. Russia wins Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Nations Cup, UK manages not to come last
    4. Overwatch players recreate Dragons cinematic in-game
    5. The Sunday Papers
    6. Quitting Qatab: Turn 16
    1. Find fragmentary messages in upcoming Library Of Babble
    2. Teach an old game new tricks in Pippin Barr's Chesses
    3. ASCII art RPG Stone Story launches into early access
    4. Priceless Play -- 10 August
    5. Valve confirm devs now need to contact them to request Steam release date changes
    6. What are we all playing this weekend?
    7. Quitting Qatab: Turn 15
    8. Epic Games face class-action lawsuit following Fortnite data breach
    1. Hitman 2's new homing briefcase turns every game into It Follows
    2. Total War Saga: Troy gets trademarked by The Creative Assembly
    3. Just Cause 4 expansion adds hoverboards with gosh dang KICKFLIPS
    4. My Time At Portia gets in the mood for love with a romance update
    5. Pretend to be friends with Japanese developers with these neat documentaries
    6. Destiny 2 adding cross-platform characters this month
    7. In Cook Your Way you must cook a meal with a strange controller to get through immigration
    8. The full Zero Escape trilogy is £6 on Steam this weekend
    9. Hades adds a final battle, is still really good
    10. The Foxer
    11. The Flare Path: A2Z
    12. Skullgirls studio launching Indivisible in October
    13. Hounded Out: The adventures of a Minecraft hermit, part one
    14. I met an eerie janitor in Control and helped him clean up with a shapeshifting gun
    15. Quitting Qatab: Turn 14
    16. Have You Played... The Swapper?
    17. Apex Legends tournament pulled from TV following US shootings
    18. One of the devs behind The Stanley Parable made a free MMO
    1. Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is coming October 8th
    2. Ark: Genesis lets you build houses on giant sea turtles
    3. Total War: Three Kingdoms expansion has eight princes, but no Purple Rain
    4. Beyond saddle sores: No Man's Sky update will let you ride spacecrabs in VR
    5. Game DNA: growing order from chaos
    6. Podcast: Why we’re playing Streets Of Rogue
    7. Melon-twisting puzzler Gnog is free on the Epic Games Store
    8. Major developers will disclose odds on loot boxes in effort to avoid government regulation
    9. These videogame cats are good cats
    10. Ooblets developer responds to harassment over timed Epic exclusive
    11. 2K sent hired goons to a YouTuber over Borderlands 3 info leaks
    12. SteamWorld Quest gets a 'New Game Plus' mode
    13. Quitting Qatab: Turn 13
    14. Have You Played... Red Faction?
    1. Shadows Of Doubt is a first-person detective sim in a procedural city
    2. Help, I'm thinking with algorithms
    3. Having a totally normal one in Streets Of Rogue
    4. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is going to be a very PC game
    5. Duck Tales: Remastered fleeing digital distribution this week
    6. No more upsetting unboxing as Rocket League loses loot crates
    7. Apex Legends will soon get to fight on their lonesome
    8. Quitting Qatab: Turn 12
    9. Have You Played... Lego Racers?
    1. Puncraft: Reserve your WoW Classic puns ahead of launch
    2. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 – Winds of Magic sends in the cow men on August 13
    3. Metal Wolf Chaos XD puts the American President into a mech suit
    4. Hearthstone: Saviors Of Uldum goes full Indiana Jones
    5. Age Of Wonders: Planetfall plummets out
    6. Premature Evaluation: Merchant Of The Skies
    7. Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! will hit the road in a semi-apocalyptic food truck
    8. Check you've got the latest GeForce drivers plugging nasty security holes
    9. Romance Of The Three Kingdoms XIV continues the epic in 2020
    10. Cyberpunk 2077 will get a New Game Plus mode
    11. Quitting Qatab: Turn 11
    12. Have You Played… Enter The Matrix?
    13. E3 organisers previously leaked over 6000 more names
    14. Trump blames mass shootings on video game guns, not real guns
    1. This Stardew Valley mod is all about cross-species friendship
    2. Total War: Elysium will be a historywar card game, eventually
    3. Slitherine hint at making a new Master Of Magic
    4. Epic's CEO shouldn't be riling the mob going after Ooblets over its Epic exclusivity
    5. Tekken 7’s new character is Ip Man with dreadlocks
    6. Best XCOM 2: War Of The Chosen mods
    7. Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack - Nightwolf release date, Spawn, Sindel
    8. The Shaolin Monk’s pokey stick got me back into For Honor
    9. A cult has formed around Team Fortress 2's Watchers
    10. Wot I Think - Age Of Wonders: Planetfall
    11. Destiny 2's hot new build punches raid bosses to death in seconds
    12. Steam Charts: Silly String Edition
    13. Dwarf Fortress Diary: The Basement Of Curiosity - Episode 22: Goatbusters
    14. Quitting Qatab: Turn 10
    15. Have You Played… A Small World Cup?
    1. Dodge acid rain and robot guards in Backland
    2. Merchant Of The Skies is a game about making money and befriending vegetables
    3. Screenshot Saturday Sundays: Storybook scenes, missed moments, and rolling robots
    4. Evo 2019’s best storyline is a wholesome Dragon Ball FighterZ rivalry
    5. Quitting Qatab: Turn 9
    1. The Sojourn's statue-swapping puzzles launch September
    2. Valve apologise for leaking Street Fighter V DLC characters
    3. Riot Games confirm they're making a fighting game
    4. E3's organisers have leaked personal details of over 2000 media members
    5. Valve address market-crashing Team Fortress 2 hat glitch
    6. Priceless Play - 3 August 2019
    7. What are we all playing this weekend?
    8. Quitting Qatab: Turn 8
    1. It's crab-fighting time: Black Mesa's Xen beta is diving into the Gonarch's Lair
    2. No Man's Sky's multiplayer goes interstellar with Beyond update this month.
    3. I'm all about Destiny 2: Shadowkeep's cursed lunar looks
    4. Unknown Pleasures: Against the odds
    5. Why you should play For Honour (and not just because it's free on Epic right now)
    6. Co-op submariner We Need To Go Deeper surfaces from the early access depths
    7. Fortnite shouldn't rid itself of hamster balls
    8. Twitch say streamers breastfeeding children is a-okay
    9. The Outer Worlds is space cowboying which offers options all the way down
    10. Hitman 2's heat-seeking briefcase was a bug. Now, it's a feature.
    11. The Foxer
    12. Can’t Stop Playing: Streets Of Rogue
    13. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare to hold a cross-platform open beta
    14. Dota Underlords glams up its heroes for a new unranked mode
    15. Quitting Qatab: Turn 7
    16. Have you played… Nerf Arena Blast?
    17. Razer Viper review: An ultra light ambidextrous gaming mouse
    1. Destiny 2: Shadowkeep and New Light have been delayed into October
    2. Five cool games I played at PAX East 2019
    3. Jupiter Hell, the Doom-inspired roguelike, is now in early access
    4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive adds Breach and Seaside maps
    5. You can now tell Valve's Steam Labs recommendations to ignore games you regret playing
    6. Lovely medieval city builder Foundation has been updated, so let's have a tour
    7. The next Zachtronics game is Eliza, a visual novel about AI
    8. Total War: Three Kingdoms will channel Dynasty Warriors in a new survival mode
    9. Daggerfall Unity renovates Bethesda's 1996 RPG with all mod cons
    10. League Of Legends auto battler Teamfight Tactics is here to stay
    11. Fortnite Season 10 has added mechs
    12. Monster Hunter: World's Iceborne expansion slides onto PC in January 2020
    13. Quitting Qatab: Turn 6
    14. Spawn Point: What on earth is an auto battler?
    15. Have You Played… Undertale?