January 2021 Archive

    1. The Sunday Papers
    1. What's the most underrated PC game ever?
    2. Report shares more tales of dysfunction at Amazon Game Studios
    3. Hexceed is a relaxing, free Minesweeper-like puzzle game
    4. Microsoft Flight Simulator is heading to France next
    5. Lawsuit alleges Valve are abusing power to keep game prices high
    6. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Shadow Of Mordor's nemesis system is patented, which sucks
    2. Total War teaser could point to Total War: Warhammer 3
    3. Glitchpunk is GTA 2’s edgy younger cousin
    4. Biomutant developers went quiet for a year to squash bugs and avoid crunch
    5. Mystery Steam Reviews: U.S. presidents in games
    6. Every level from Hitman 1, 2 and 3 ranked
    7. Hitman 3 has already recouped its development costs
    8. Dyson Sphere Program is a must-play for factory game fans
    9. This mod’s amazing contraptions made me reinstall Minecraft
    10. Ninja Theory will no longer add content to Bleeding Edge
    11. Pre-order Nioh 2 and get Prey for free at Gamesplanet
    12. BenQ Mobiuz EX2710 review
    13. Playing alongside cheats in Valorant can get you banned
    14. Hitman 3 Dubai escalation: The Asmodeus Waltz walkthrough
    15. Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator is free to keep this weekend
    16. Grounded adds flying beasties in its latest update
    17. See Euro Truck Simulator 2's upcoming Iberian Peninsula map
    18. Have You Played... Marble Age: Remastered?
    1. Enormous Fallout: New Vegas mod The Frontier removed by its developers
    2. There's a free sequel to Celeste Classic you can play in your browser
    3. Dungeon And Puzzles is a lovely, efficient puzzle game
    4. The Epic Games Store is still mostly about Fortnite
    5. Old School RuneScape is coming to Steam in February
    6. What the unlikely rise of Atelier Ryza 2 says about PC gaming in 2021
    7. Immortals Fenyx Rising's demo is no longer a Stadia exclusive
    8. Blocky physics-based pet sim Wobbledogs hits early access today
    9. The Electronic Wireless Show Podcast episode 126: the best magics in games special
    10. Evil Genius 2: World Domination plots a March 30th release date
    11. The Medium review
    12. Hitman 3's Dubai floors are crying out for ray tracing on PC
    13. Dyson Sphere Program Research: how Research works, Matrix Labs and Cubes explained
    14. Help, I can't beat the first stage of Spelunky 2
    15. The Yakuza: Remastered Collection is out today
    16. Cyberpunk 2077 fixes game-breaking bug caused by last patch
    17. Rusty Lake returns with an ambitious co-op puzzle game The Past Within
    18. Hitman 3 Dartmoor: Voyeurism challenge not working, how to fix
    19. Hitman 3 Dartmoor: Another Death In The Family walkthrough
    20. Steam Game Festival returns next week with over 500 free demos
    21. Dota 2’s player-powered anti-griefing system is here
    22. Cyberpunk 2077 devs say no to sexytime with Keanu
    23. Save $28 on the super fast Samsung 980 Pro SSD today
    24. Dyson Sphere Program Hydrogen and Oil refining build walkthrough
    1. Dead Cells: Fatal Falls' launch brings a cute animated trailer
    2. Elder Scrolls Online's Oblivion gate expansion arrives in June
    3. Tencent acquires minority stake in Life Is Strange developers Dontnod
    4. Upcoming Tomb Raider anime will continue the reboot trilogy story
    5. Skyblivion team shows off progress on implementing its 219 quests
    6. These stunning Minecraft shaders are making their creator rich
    7. Hitman 3 Dartmoor Mysterious Switch: How to unlock the secret rooms
    8. The Lord Of The Rings: Gollum has been delayed to next year
    9. Sea Of Thieves new Seasons set sail this Thursday
    10. IO Interactive’s Project 007 could be the beginning of a Bond trilogy
    11. Curious Expedition 2 review
    12. Dyson Sphere Program guide: how to get set up in under an hour
    13. Hitman 3's Dartmoor benchmark is delicious, destructive fun
    14. All Dartmoor key locations in Hitman 3
    15. Apex Legends' Kings Canyon map adds a whole new area in Season 8
    16. Cyberpunk 2077 adds official modding tools and support
    1. Furry martial arts RPG Biomutant gets release date
    2. RuneScape's devleoper has been bought by a private equity firm
    3. Atelier Ryza 2, the crafting JRPG, is out now
    4. The Weekspot podcast: Some thoughts on the Resident Evil Village info dump
    5. Scavengers Studio creative director accused of belittling and harassing employees
    6. Intel have finally launched their first Xe graphics cards
    7. Dyson Sphere Program multiplayer: is multiplayer coming to the game?
    8. Dyson Sphere Program tips and tricks to help get you started
    9. BioWare confirms Dragon Age 4 will be set in Tevinter
    10. Gabe Newell says brain tech better than "meat peripherals"
    11. Hitman 3 Dartmoor Death In The Family: who to accuse?
    12. Welcome to our new homepage
    1. AMD Radeon RX 6800 vs 6800 XT: benchmarks compared
    2. Assassin's Creed Valhalla players find ancient alien bow in rock pile
    3. Hitman 3 Dartmoor safe code: how to unlock Alexa Carlisle's safe and get the case file
    4. Hitman 3 all keypad door and safe codes
    5. Have You Played... Dishonored 2?
    1. The Sunday Papers
    1. Mech Mechanic Simulator's demo is a relaxing way to spend time with mechs
    2. This mod puts Half-Life: Alyx's gravity gloves into Skyrim VR
    3. Spelunky 2 mod Overlunky lets you zoom out and blow up every level
    4. Microsoft Flight Simulator slightly delays its world update 3 UK revamp
    5. 2014's best strategy game is free on Steam this weekend
    6. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.1 is out now
    2. Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood shows off wolf stealth
    3. Genshin Impact reveals update 1.3 details and new playable character
    4. Vicarious Visions is being merged into Blizzard Entertainment
    5. Exploring dioramas is lovely in this spot-the-difference game
    6. Tencent have bought a majority stake in Don't Starve developers Klei Entertainment
    7. BioWare share artwork from the cancelled Jade Empire 2
    8. Asus ROG Gladius II Core review
    9. These Hitman 3 speedruns happen so fast I hardly know what happened
    10. Nuts review
    11. Hitman 3 Dartmoor greenhouse key: how to get into the greenhouse
    12. Apex Legends Season 8 is totally demolishing Kings Canyon
    13. Hitman 3 server room: how to acquire admin privileges
    14. Galactic Civilizations III is free on the Epic Games Store
    15. Mystery Steam Reviews goes to the movies
    16. Go home, Assassin's Creed Valhalla progress emails, you're drunk
    17. Hitman 3 Dubai walkthrough: all mission stories in How the Mighty Fall
    18. Cyberpunk 2077 mods let V use NPCs' cool cyberware
    19. How hard is it to make your video game dog pettable?
    20. Have you played… Planet Zoo?
    1. Resident Evil Village will release in May, comes with RE: Verse multiplayer game
    2. Opera bought Game Maker to form the basis of Opera Gaming
    3. Ocean's Heart is out, uses this one extremely common key art composition I can't resist
    4. Puzzle Quest 3 revives match-3/RPG mash-up after ten years away
    5. Skul: The Hero Slayer lets you swap skills by swapping skulls, is out now
    6. Kathy Rain: Director's Cut will revamp the adventure game
    7. This $1000 ring lets you propose the Skyrim way
    8. Nvidia RTX 3070 vs 3060 Ti: how do they compare?
    9. The Electronic Wireless Show podcast episode 125: the best sneakings in games special
    10. Trump permanently banned from Twitch
    11. Planet-harvesting Dyson Sphere Program is out now in early access
    12. Valorant map Split is no longer an attackers' nightmare
    13. Hitman 3 servers continuing to struggle
    14. My sole weeps for these RTX 3080 shoes
    15. Valve and five publishers fined €7.8 million for geo-blocking Steam keys
    16. The joy of being a benevolent capitalist in Yakuza: Like A Dragon
    17. Have You Played… Offworld Trading Company?
    1. Balan Wonderworld will release a co-op demo next week
    2. Get to know glow squids in Minecraft's latest snapshot
    3. Yes, Valve "definitely have games in development", Gabe Newell says
    4. Skyrim modders are getting creative with this AI text to speech tool
    5. These Nioh 2 character creations are something else
    6. Hitman 3's progress migration site is down but Io Interactive are working on it
    7. Among Us dev update explains why things are "taking so long"
    8. Hitman 3 is out now
    9. AOC Agon AG273QZ review
    10. Darkmoon Races is Hearthstone's first mini-expansion
    11. Horizon Zero Dawn devs shift focus to sequel after latest PC patch
    12. Have You Played... The Blackwell Epiphany?
    1. Game Maker developer YoYo Games bought by browser developer Opera
    2. Ratropolis is a tower defence deckbuilder about commanding rats
    3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive custom level has 30 million possible permutations
    4. What's the best trilogy of PC games?
    5. HighFleet is a futuristic action-strategy game about giant airborne ships
    6. The Weekspot podcast: Indiana Jones is coming back to fight nazis, probably
    7. Fortnite is adding football kits, but not for my team so whatever who cares
    8. The Medium and a bunch of Yakuzas arrive on Xbox Game Pass for PC this month
    9. Samsung 870 Evo review
    10. Started as a MOBA mod, Auto Chess is now spawning its own MOBA
    11. Nioh 2: The Complete Edition preview
    12. Bloodborne PSX is a 90s demake of From Software's classic
    13. Ninja Theory's Project: Mara is set in this photorealistic apartment
    14. Hitman 3 review
    15. How would you explain Nic Cage's bootleg Five Nights At Freddy's movie to a medieval peasant?
    16. Our favourite games of 2020
    17. Have You Played... Spore?
    1. Grand theft horse game Rustler rides into early access next month
    2. Put words in game characters' mouths with this fascinating text to speech tool
    3. Cyberpunk 2077's trailer remade with the Super Mario movie is a wonder and a horror
    4. Viking crafting game Valheim lands in early access in February
    5. Spaceship looter shooter Everspace 2 has launched into early access
    6. This spooky squirrel surveillance game launches in February
    7. Control hits Xbox Game Pass for PC this week
    8. Apex Legends explosive new character Fuse arrives in Season 8
    9. Books vs. games: where did I learn empathy from?
    10. How to do finishing moves and unlock the Wakizashi in Warzone and Cold War
    11. Skyrim's Enderal mod team are making a new commercial game
    12. Play Otogarden and it'll help research into musical improvisation
    13. IO Interactive says PC players won't need to rebuy Hitman 2 to play its levels in Hitman 3 after all
    14. More games need Yakuza 5's weird pivot to J-Pop sim
    15. Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator may be the final Kinect game
    16. Have You Played... Hypnospace Outlaw?
    1. The Sunday Papers
    2. Cyberpunk 2077's development still bad mainly due to crunch, not "fake" E3 demos
    1. Dwarf Fortress's new UI looks so beautiful I could cry, despite still looking like this
    2. Sokpop Collective are streaming all 77 of their games tomorrow
    3. Rogue Heroes: Ruins Of Tasos's demo is a Zelda-style good time
    4. Despite advertising otherwise, players need to re-buy Hitman 2 to import its levels to Hitman 3
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Enormous Fallout: New Vegas mod The Frontier launches today
    2. Phasmophobia's worst objective is getting removed, thank goodness
    3. Figment 2 launches a free prologue chapter with a musical boss battle
    4. Path Of Exile's new expansion Echoes Of The Atlas is out now
    5. All the important PC gaming news from CES 2021
    6. Nioh 2 trailer shows off PC features for February launch
    7. How I got findommed by the moon in Mars Horizon
    8. Give Shaxx your Crucible tokens while you still can, Guardians
    9. My favourite Assassin's Creed game is one I haven't even played yet
    10. Zachtronics wargame Möbius Front '83 has multiplayer now
    11. Game music label under fire over late royalty payments
    12. Shout out to the Assassin's Creed Valhalla NPC who went all in on killing his daughter
    13. Celebrate slapheads by watching this week's Mystery Steam Reviews
    14. Battle.net client gets a nicer look
    15. Axiom Verge is adding a randomiser, and you can try it now
    16. Have You Played… Plague Inc: Evolved?
    1. Riders Republic puts the brakes on release until later this year
    2. Grab Bomber Crew for free as part of Humble Store's winter sale
    3. Resident Evil Village teaser shows it's not only Ubisoft games that have giant women
    4. Assassin's Creed Valhalla players have translated its fictional language
    5. Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor's servers are no more
    6. Prison Architect Going Green adds farming and illicit "herbs"
    7. I wish Ian Hitman could skip
    8. Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game kicks off its comeback tour
    9. Star Wars Battlefront 2 is free on Epic right now
    10. The Electronic Wireless Show podcast episode 124: the best maps in games special
    11. Spot the difference in 3D dioramas with this upcoming game
    12. Curious Expedition 2 ends its early access journey this month
    13. Gigabyte's latest Aorus gaming laptops drop thermals by a cool 10 degrees
    14. Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's mid-season update arrives today
    15. Steam saw 2.6 million first-time buyers each month last year
    16. MSI have announced their first SSDs, and they're incredibly fast
    17. The top 10 games on PC in January
    18. Have You Played... Rage 2?
    1. Grab Little Nightmares free for keeps this week and demo the sequel
    2. Cyberpunk 2077 releases 2021 roadmap for patches and free DLC
    3. Hogwarts Legacy is delayed to 2022
    4. Action-packed platformer Blue Fire launches in February
    5. Elite Dangerous: Odyssey expansion is delayed
    6. There and back again: why RPGs matter more than ever
    7. Alright, so what Star Wars game do you want now?
    8. Ubisoft Massive are making an open-world Star Wars game
    9. Here's a list of all the Nvidia G-Sync Compatible monitors confirmed so far
    10. Have You Played... Knee Deep?
    1. Please let Indy in the new Indiana Jones game be a clumsy doofus
    2. Rec Room has a million monthly VR players
    3. Fan favourite Bonehilda returns in The Sims 4 Paranormal Stuff pack
    4. Grim Dawn developers' next game is an old-timey citybuilder
    5. Grapple Hoops' playable alpha is about acrobatic explosive dunks
    6. Razer's Project Hazel face mask has big Metro 2033 energy
    7. Razer have just unveiled the world's maddest gaming chair
    8. These are the RTX 30 gaming laptops to watch out for in 2021
    9. The Weekspot podcast: some early Hitman 3 impressions
    10. Nvidia's RTX 3060 will hit PCs and laptops in February
    11. Flash Player will no longer play Flash from today
    12. Dead Cells Fatal Fall DLC arrives later this month
    13. Nioh 2's monsters are surprisingly cute
    14. AMD's Ryzen 5000 CPUs and RDNA 2 GPUs are coming to laptops
    15. Valorant's new teleporting wizard Yoru arrives today
    16. Bethesda announce Indiana Jones game
    17. Overwatch's new map arrives today, complete with cat café and lotsa lore
    18. TIL there was a Jackass: The Game
    19. Asus and MSI announce Z590 motherboards for Intel's 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs
    20. Watch Nvidia's CES 2021 RTX event right here
    21. Dragon Age 4's magic archer concept art looks well cool
    22. Riot and Bungie join forces to sue Valorant and Destiny 2 cheatmakers
    23. Call Of Duty: Warzone's infinite stim glitch is back
    24. The Lucasfilm Games brand is back
    25. How to play Age Of Empires 2 as a hivemind, and why it's incredible
    26. Have You Played… Dawn Of Man?
    1. Lords Of The Fallen 2 aims to be more popular with Dark Souls fans
    2. Intel unveil 11th Gen H-Series CPUs for ultraportable gaming laptops
    3. Hitman 3 reveals all six of its locations
    4. This goofy Wolfenstein and Monkey Ball mashup is free to play in your browser
    5. Alas, the Jane Austen MMO has shut down
    6. Red Dead Online roleplayers wrangle a tricky cattle drive and one hallucinating heifer
    7. Cyberpunk 2077's flying mod lets you see Night City from a new perspective
    8. You can now play Pokémon Red inside a Twitter avatar
    9. Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 raised $2.75 million for charity
    10. Hearthstone's Uther Lightbringer: absolute lad
    11. Have You Played… Jurassic World Evolution?
    1. Archipel are making the best videogame documentaries on YouTube
    2. You can now "play" this cancelled Tomb Raider remake
    3. Planetary Annihilation: Titans is still being updated after five years, under new management
    4. Valorant's stealthy new agent Yoru arrives next week
    5. Pictopix is four years old and still the best Picross game on PC
    6. Pavlov VR is now a proper World War 2 game, with tanks and everything
    7. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Dying Light 2 says exciting news is coming soon despite departure of narrative designer
    2. Twitch are swapping in a new PogChamp emote every 24 hours
    3. Monster Train is letting everyone try its upcoming DLC this weekend
    4. League Of Legends shows off Viego, the first of four new champions coming this year
    5. Hey, update your Nvidia drivers for security fixes
    6. Steam is beefing up Xbox and PS5 controller support
    7. Acer Predator Helios 300 review
    8. Let's remember 2020 in this week's Mystery Steam Reviews
    9. Help, I can't stop murdering creeps in Grindstone
    10. Star Wars Battlefront 2 is free on the Epic Games Store next week
    11. Hitman 3's murder mystery parody level is the most fun I've had playing Hitman
    12. Twitch suspends Donald Trump's channel
    13. Ranch Simulator looks like a gritty Stardew Valley
    14. Path Of Exile 2 probably won't arrive until 2022
    15. The 10 most wholesome families in PC games
    16. Have You Played... Telling Lies
    1. Introversion just kept trying and failing to make a space game
    2. Are there any VR games you're looking forward to in 2021?
    3. Omori is out and looks destined for mega fandom
    4. Axe Of The Blood God is a great podcast about RPGs
    5. Path Of Exile's next update is Echoes Of The Atlas, out Jan 15th
    6. I adore people recreating mundane places in AAA level editors
    7. Airborne Kingdom's arabesque steampunk is an absolute delight
    8. Why won't anyone fight me in Apex Legends' cool new boxing ring
    9. The Electronic Wireless Show podcast episode 123: the whales/Wales/wails special
    10. AMD's Radeon RX 6700 and 6700 XT could be here by the end of March
    11. Yakuza's Kiryu roasting Franklin is a GTA meme at its sweetest
    12. Twitch removes PogChamp emote after star's comments about US Capitol riots
    13. Yesterday's Warzone gun nerfs weren't strong enough
    14. Cyberpunk 2077 studio deny rumour about 'cut content' returning
    15. Have You Played... Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes?
    1. The Stardew Valley Expanded mod has gotten a big update and new farm too
    2. Everything goes wrong in this Divinity: Original Sin 2 speedrun, naturally
    3. AMD Radeon RX 6800 review
    4. Sci-fi shooter Outriders announces new release date and free demo
    5. The best bits I cleared from my gaming backlog this Christmas
    6. Behold, environment artists turn blocky levels into beauty
    7. How Teardown made a great game from destruction
    8. Enough about male V romancing Judy, when can I date Cyberpunk's vending machine?
    9. Everspace 2 arrives in early access this month
    10. What Remains Of Edith Finch hits Xbox Game Pass this month
    11. The Sinking City returns to stores, but its legal troubles are ongoing
    12. Zachtronics release free multiplayer solitaire game
    13. Call Of Duty: Warzone's next patch will nerf its most overpowered guns
    14. Minecraft Earth is shutting down this summer
    15. Help, I'm stuck playing the same two games
    16. Have You Played... Nioh?
    1. The Weekspot podcast: games of 2021
    2. Apex Legends challenges you to a spot of boxing in its new event
    3. Cyberpunk 2077 bunnyhopping is a bug I hope they don't fix
    4. Slay The Spire is becoming a board game
    5. At long last, Persona soundtracks are on Spotify
    6. Overwatch bug lets heroes use each other's emotes
    7. Have You Played... Hitman 2?
    1. Nier: Automata's final secret has been discovered
    2. Bethesda might be teasing The Elder Scrolls 6's location, maybe
    3. Red Dead Redemption 2 is your Steam Awards game of the year
    4. The PC gaming hardware we're most looking forward to in 2021
    5. Jurassic World Evolution is free on the Epic Store right now
    6. This Korean horror show using Imagine Dragons is killing me
    7. RuneScape launched 20 years ago today
    8. Valorant leak reveals new agent is another tricksy teleporter
    9. Call Of The Sea subverts your Lovecraftian expectations
    10. The Binding Of Isaac's final expansion due in March
    11. Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 has begun
    12. Cyberpunk 2077 third-person mod gives V scary legs
    13. Pathologic devs announce a new game, Know By Heart
    14. Hitman 3 will improve the first two's reflections and install size
    15. Have You Played... Prototype 2?
    1. The last RPS Christmas cracker
    1. What are we all playing this new year weekend?
    2. The tenth RPS Christmas cracker
    1. The ninth RPS Christmas cracker