April 2022 Archive

    1. Knotwords is a new word and logic puzzle from Zach Gage
    2. Minecraft Dungeons' Luminous Night update adds new biomes to the Tower
    3. Migrating from the Bethesda Launcher to Steam isn't going smoothly for some
    4. What are we all playing this May Day weekend?
    1. Age Of Empires 2: Definitive Edition's Dynasties Of India DLC adds lots of elephants
    2. Rocket League's Knockout Bash battle royale mode is available now
    3. Total War: Warhammer 3's roadmap lays out plans for Immortal Empires and mod tools
    4. Skull & Bones footage leaked, but it sounds like an official re-reveal isn't far off
    5. The making of The Gunk: how the SteamWorld devs went from mist balls to saving the planet
    6. A Fallout 76 theatre troupe are performing Romeo and Juliet live in-game tomorrow
    7. I stand with the excellent regicidal duelling robots of Hats Are Not Allowed
    8. Elden Ring Astel, Naturalborn of the Void boss fight walkthrough
    9. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt system requirements, PC performance and the best settings to use
    10. Dragon Age QA testers are joining the growing ranks of unionised industry workers
    11. Bloodhunt tips and tricks
    12. Winkeltje: The Little Shop keeps things simple, but lets my imagination run wild
    13. Shotgun King is roguelike chess with a shotgun
    14. Respawn reveal the surprising backstory for new Apex Legends hero Newcastle
    15. Activision Blizzard shareholders approve the company's $69 billion acquisition by Microsoft
    16. Elden Ring Fire Giant boss fight walkthrough
    1. Get an MSI RTX 3080 Ti OC for £1054 with code at CCL
    2. The super-fast WD Black SN850 NVMe SSD is going cheap at Best Buy
    3. An Elden Ring bug lets you do Getting Over It cosplay
    4. Analgesic Productions on exploring Sephonie, representation and accessibility
    5. Royal Knight Loretta guide: How to beat Royal Knight Loretta in Elden Ring
    6. Rogue Legacy 2 review: a dense roguelike you'll want to invest in
    7. Bloodhunt Blood Resonance types
    8. Humankind’s Vitruvian update adds Leonardo da Vinci for a limited time
    9. The Electronic Wireless Show podcast episode 184: the best video game ideas on paper
    10. Microsoft set a date for 2022’s Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase
    11. Alice0 is evolving! Please congratulate her on her ascent to Associate Editor
    12. Is this the first horror game set in Sunderland?
    13. How to transfer Bethesda games to Steam
    14. Bloodhunt crossplay and cross-progress
    15. Microsoft Flight Simulator’s 1930s air-racers let you pretend there’s a new Crimson Skies
    16. Peggle goes roguelike in Peglin
    17. Dorfromantik review: the best strategy puzzler two years in a row
    1. Turbo Golf Racing's open beta will take a swing from tomorrow
    2. Kung fu brawler Sifu is adding difficulty options next week
    3. Crytek make working from home a permanent option for staff
    4. Raven Software QA staff win their fight for union vote
    5. What's better: romance, or de_dust2?
    6. £60.77 is an excellent price for a Corsair 240mm AiO - nearly £25 below RRP
    7. Here's where to find the cheapest Ryzen 5000 CPUs in the US and UK
    8. Warstride Challenges is an FPS where your greatest enemy... is yourself
    9. Call Of Duty: Warzone Season 3 is live, but we’re still waiting for its giant monsters
    10. The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe has a cursed awareness of its own weird, culty relevance
    11. Sega are delisting older versions of the classic games in Sonic Origins
    12. How to set the Steam Deck lock screen
    13. RPS@PAX 2022: We chat to TinyBuild about Hello Neighbor 2, killer vacuums, giant spiders and a very big bear
    14. Rocket Bot Royale is a free-to-play battle royale that captures the jubilant chaos of Worms
    15. Wave goodbye to Bethesda's terrible launcher as they start their big migration to Steam
    16. Elden Ring Morgott boss fight walkthrough
    17. RPS@PAX 2022: The best cosplay we saw at the show
    18. Call Of The Sea dev's latest is a mix of The Truman Show and Logan’s Run
    19. Geometry puzzle game Tandis bends shapes and minds
    20. Elden Ring Rivers of Blood build
    1. This EVGA RTX 3080 graphics card has dropped to $889 at Newegg - $110 less than it was last week
    2. Satisfactory update 6 will tackle exploration, while devs gear up for 1.0
    3. This 2TB Crucial P2 NVMe SSD is going for $155.99 at GameStop
    4. Diablo Immortal is coming to PC with an open beta on June 2nd
    5. Moviedle is a Wordle-like that condenses a movie down to a single second
    6. Starfield's latest developer video dives into its music
    7. Best Elden Ring Arcane build
    8. Galactic Civilizations 4 expands out of early access on Epic Games Store today
    9. Warstride Challenges is an ultra fast FPS with a rally racing spirit
    10. This roguelike is all about inventory Tetris
    11. Apex Legends Season 13 lands in May along with new character Newcastle
    12. The Iron Oath early access review: a tactical RPG on a mission to stand out
    13. Best Elden Ring Intelligence build
    14. Best Elden Ring Dexterity build
    15. Overwatch 2’s first PvP beta starts today, runs until May 17th
    16. Big Steam Deck update adds a lock screen, window switching and more
    1. The cheapest Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti in the UK is this £649 Zotac model
    2. This rapid SK Hynix Gold 1TB NVMe SSD is $92.58 - a historic low price
    3. Turn your head into a pumpkin with Two Point Campus’ wizardry course
    4. Lenovo Legion 5 review: all-AMD gaming laptop keeps it simple
    5. Midnight Ghost Hunt's prop hunting can be hard - but haunting is a hoot
    6. Perfect World Entertainment are now part of Gearbox Publishing, still making nerdy MMOs
    7. Screenshot Saturday Mondays: bodysurfing, doorkicking, and a spooky ghost
    8. Halo Infinite's roadmap flips the Warthog by extending Season 2 to six months
    9. Dune: Spice Wars early access review: a compact 4X that falters in the middle
    10. Ubisoft have announced Project Q because it was leaked so many times
    11. Half-Life's tram intro using the TikTok voice is distressing
    1. RPS@PAX 2022: Sunday daily round-up
    2. RPS@PAX 2022: We tour Larian's Baldur's Gate 3 booth, and chat about its 2023 release date
    3. The Sunday Papers
    4. RPS@PAX 2022: Saturday daily round-up
    5. RPS@PAX 2022: McPixel 3 is back and just as daft as ever
    6. RPS@PAX 2022: The evolution of PC hardware modding
    1. Sentry is a co-op shooter about laying traps to defend your spaceship
    2. Potionomics is the latest witchy shop sim to catch our eye
    3. Darwinia's 10,000th anniversary edition remasters the classic indie RTS
    4. Amy Hennig is making a new Star Wars game again
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?
    6. RPS@PAX 2022: Friday daily round-up
    7. RPS@PAX 2022: All the news from Gearbox's big PAX panel in 5 minutes
    8. RPS@PAX 2022: Cursed To Golf dev tells us exactly what's up with all the wacky golf games recently
    1. Get a 27-in 1440p 165Hz gaming monitor for $200 today after a $150 discount
    2. Get a triple pack of Corsair's RGB magnetic levitation fans at 29% off
    3. Steam’s Enter The Dragon showcase of Chinese devs and publishers starts today
    4. How Chinatown Detective Agency is making a cultural impact
    5. Trek those stars in the utterly delightful Approaching Infinity
    6. Godzilla and King Kong are coming to stomp Call Of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard in May
    7. Elden Ring Legendary Armament locations
    8. RPS@PAX 2022: Tour of the show floor
    9. Tales From The Borderlands is making a comeback this year, minus Telltale Games
    10. Glitchhikers: The Spaces Between review: a good walk ruined
    11. Baldur’s Gate 3 will launch out of early access in 2023
    12. RPS@PAX 2022: The best (and most cursed) things we saw on the show floor
    13. RPS@PAX 2022: Thursday daily round-up
    1. Pick up an Intel 12th-gen Core i7 12700K processor for $45 off, today only
    2. AMD's workstation-grade Ryzen 9 5950X is going for £527 - with an 850W power supply
    3. Aquatico is a survival city builder set at the bottom of the sea
    4. Xbox Game Pass gets Turnip Boy, Bugsnax and a new free trial
    5. Stellaris: Overlord will bring new ways to specialise your empire on May 12th
    6. It Takes Two is getting a movie adaptation produced by The Rock
    7. Tunic's soundtrack is a shot of synth to soothe the soul
    8. Outriders’ first paid expansion Worldslayer launches a fresh campaign in June
    9. The Electronic Wireless Show episode 183: the best games in games in games
    10. Lost Ark's Battle For The Throne Of Chaos update introduces the Glaivier class today
    11. Turbo Overkill early access review: a retro-inspired FPS that never lets up
    12. At last, you can get PS5 DualSense controller updates directly on PC
    13. How to use a PS5 DualSense controller on PC
    14. Sonic Origins collects the classic Mega Drive games but charges extra for hard missions
    15. Intel's Core i9 10850K flagship CPU is down to $290 at Newegg
    16. Get a 500GB NVMe SSD and Battlefield 2042 for £44.64 after a big discount at Amazon
    1. What's better: parody in-game brands, or photo mode?
    2. Stacklands is a gentle village-building game played with cards
    3. Crusader Kings 3: Fates of Iberia DLC launches on May 31st
    4. Elden Ring Celebrant weapon locations
    5. How to use Steam Remote Play on the Steam Deck
    6. Our Flag Means Death has renewed my desire for a proper single player pirate RPG
    7. The first Tiny Tina's Wonderlands DLC rolls for initiative tomorrow
    8. World of Warcraft’s next expansion is Dragonflight, has plenty of dragons
    1. Get a Lenovo Legion RTX 3060 gaming laptop for £800 after a 20% reduction
    2. Get an 8TB USB 3.0 hard drive for just $100 at GameStop (with free shipping)
    3. The best Genshin Impact Rosaria build
    4. RPS are going to PAX East 2022
    5. Battlefield 2042 Update 4.0 finally delivers party and squad voice chat
    6. Gloomhaven's first DLC adds cultists and new mercenaries
    7. Elden Ring Elden Beast boss fight walkthrough
    8. Elden Ring map fragment locations
    9. Playing ten different game genres on the Steam Deck: what works and what doesn’t
    10. Say hello to our new news reporter, CJ Wheeler
    1. Playdate review: a handheld indie curio that goes hand in hand with the spirit of PC
    1. The Sunday Papers
    1. Waffle is a Wordle-like about swapping letters across a five-word grid
    2. Hideo Kojima quashes rumours that Kojima Productions were bought by Sony
    3. Elder Scrolls Online is free to play and heavily discounted until April 26th
    4. No More Heroes 3 will slash onto PC later this year
    1. DreadXP are giving devs the creative freedom to make weird, surprising, lovely horror games
    2. Bone's Cafe is even more fun than killing customers usually is
    3. What's the deal with all the wacky golf games?
    4. What are we all playing this Easter weekend?
    1. Cyberpunk 2077's expansion will arrive in 2023
    2. Competitive murder mystery CrimeSight is out now
    3. eFootball 1.0 is out, offers improved ball physics and Dream Team mode
    4. Get an EVGA RTX 3080 graphics card at a $300 discount at Newegg
    5. QuakeCon will again be online-only in 2022
    6. The official Dark Souls pen & paper RPG sounds a bit sloppy
    7. This Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti graphics card is £1049 - right at the UK RRP
    8. Cyberpunk 2077 becomes real cyberpunk at its vertical limits
    9. XCOM 2 is free to keep on the Epic Games Store right now
    10. The Electronic Wireless Show podcast episode 182: the best eggs in games special
    11. Hands on with Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters: promising, but XCOM cowards beware
    12. How to install Proton GE on the Steam Deck
    13. Hardspace: Shipbreaker launches out of early access and onto Game Pass in May
    14. I miss the warm welcomes and wide open spaces of FixFox
    1. This massive 4TB Crucial MX500 SSD is 10% off at Amazon UK today
    2. Get a Ryzen 9 5900X for £345 with free next-day shipping and 3 months of Xbox Game Pass for PC
    3. Mythforce looks like a first-person 80s cartoon
    4. Deep Rock Galactic Season 2 adds a threatening layer of robot to your mining expeditions
    5. Elden Ring best spells
    6. How to stop your vassals fighting in Crusader Kings 3
    7. Crusader Kings 3 Knights
    8. Crusader Kings 3 Counties
    9. No Man's Sky Outlaws update lets you be spacepirates
    10. Crusader Kings 3 North Korea strategy
    11. Crusader Kings 3: How to disinherit your heir
    12. Crusader Kings 3 levies and armies
    13. Cook Serve Delicious follow-up Cook Serve Forever announced
    14. Crusader Kings 3 launch issues: How to fix it if CK3 won't launch
    15. Crusader Kings 3 System requirements: can you run it on your PC or Mac?
    16. Crusader Kings 3 cheats, debug mode, and console commands
    17. Elden Ring Radagon boss fight walkthrough
    18. Genshin Impact Chongyun Hangout endings
    1. Back 4 Blood's first expansion is out and there's a free new difficulty mode
    2. Weird West's zombie plague is live now for a limited time
    3. Elden Ring Dragonlord Placidusax boss fight walkthrough
    4. Sony and Lego's owners have invested $2 billion in Epic Games
    5. Old World is heading to Steam and GOG next month
    6. Get a blazing-fast 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD for $220 after a $110 Best Buy discount
    7. Falling GPU prices mean an RTX 3060 or RX 6600 XT is less than £400
    8. Ride a motorbike through Elden Ring in this Trials Rising level
    9. RPS GOTY Revisited: 2008's World Of Goo still offers more fun than nearly any puzzle game since
    10. Bugsnax launches expansion and hits Steam this month
    11. BIOTA review: an inoffensive Metroidvania that occasionally leaps to greatness
    12. Best starting characters in Crusader Kings 3: Which rulers to pick
    13. Crusader Kings 3 Ruler Designer and Barbershop
    14. Crusader Kings 3 tips and tricks
    15. Check out this free magazine full of advice on getting into the games industry
    16. Final Fantasy XIV now lets you solo more with an NPC party
    17. Mordheim studio's new game is putting out Annihilation vibes
    1. Get LG's latest 1440p 180Hz Nano IPS gaming monitor for £200
    2. Corsair's critically-acclaimed 7000D Airflow PC case is 27% off at Amazon UK
    3. Wordle's official WordleBot analysis make me feel even more foolish
    4. Intel play down Alder Lake CPU bending, “strongly recommend against” socket mods
    5. Elden Ring speedrun record is now under 9 minutes
    6. Kingdom Hearts 4 announced, and some think it's hinting at a Star Wars crossover
    7. Vampire Survivors' creator just wanted something to play at the weekend
    8. How to take screenshots on the Steam Deck
    9. Don't miss the free game dev conference about accessibility
    10. Genshin Impact Noelle Hangout endings
    11. Genshin Impact Noelle Hangout Part 2 endings
    12. How to get to The Chasm in Genshin Impact
    1. The Sunday Papers
    1. Kerbal Space Program 2 will let you crash into further away planets than ever before
    2. A new game in the Subnautica universe is in development
    3. Unpacking and It Takes Two win big at BAFTA Game Awards 2022
    4. Ethan Carter is free to keep on the Epic Games Store (Come Get It)
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Fastest car in GTA Online
    2. Best cheap cars in GTA Online
    3. That MMO with the amazing character creator is free to keep right now
    4. Reiterate is a solid hit of platformer... uh, juice?
    5. Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 vs AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT: budget GPUs compared
    6. ORX’s compelling mix of deckbuilding and tower defence is 100% my jam
    7. Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga cheat codes and extras
    8. Coming of age: How A Space For The Unbound is paying tribute to childhood, nostalgia and Indonesian culture
    9. Elden Ring Malenia boss fight walkthrough
    10. This AI will design new video games for you to play
    11. How Hardspace: Shipbreaker became the video game union movement's final frontier
    12. Activision Blizzard making temporary QA workers full-time, with pay raise and benefits
    1. This RTX 3080 graphics card costs just £860 in the UK
    2. Get 16GB of Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3200 memory for £47
    3. Electronic Wireless Show podcast episode 181: the best mums in games special
    4. GeoGuessr plus Wordle makes Wheredle, a daily Street View guessing game
    5. Rogue Legacy 2 now has a release date, and the first game's free too
    6. Back 4 Blood shows off first expansion's new characters and meat labyrinth
    7. Lego and Epic Games are building "a space in the metaverse"
    8. AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT review: a "cheap" graphics card, but at what cost?
    9. Chinatown Detective Agency review: stylish cyberpunk meets history homework
    10. RimWorld updated with Steam Deck support
    11. Remedy are remaking Max Payne 1 & 2
    12. Where are the Church and Cathedral of Dragon Communion in Elden Ring?
    1. Get an RX 6600 8GB for $369.99 at Amazon today after a $30 discount
    2. Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti and 3090 Ti Founders Edition cards are in stock in the UK at RRP
    3. Two Point Campus repeating a term, delayed to August
    4. My Time At Sandrock first started life as DLC, but its focus on story and community "blew up" into its own game
    5. I have reached the Elden Ring exhaustion point
    6. Intel have now suspended all operations in Russia, not just product shipments
    7. The Wheel Of Time FPS from the 90s is back and on GOG
    8. Dune: Spice Wars taking sci-fi strategy to early access this month
    9. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga review: an inconsistent intergalactic collectathon
    10. Without TV I have become fixated on the shipping lane outside my house
    11. Gears Of War studio show off Unreal Engine 5 tech demo
    12. The high-speed Crucial P5 Plus 1TB SSD is below £100 at Amazon right now
    1. Corsair's stylish Dominator Platinum RAM is 22% off today at Ebuyer UK
    2. Half-Life Alyx: Levitation is an ambitious VR mod coming this year
    3. Wargaming will no longer operate businesses in Belarus and Russia
    4. A new Tomb Raider is now in development using Unreal Engine 5
    5. Life Is Strange: True Colors among April's new Xbox Game Pass games
    6. Filming is underway on Netflix's The Witcher season 3
    7. Heist sim Teardown smashes out of early access this month
    8. Valve are “ramping up” Steam Deck deliveries, and clarifying when reserve orders will be ready
    9. A Hypnospace character is making his own retro 90s FPS, Slayers X
    10. Unreal Engine 5 now available in full
    11. Hypnospace Outlaw sequel Dreamsettler announced
    12. Samurai slasher Trek To Yomi cutting into May
    13. Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition would be a timeless JRPG, if it weren't for its shonky performance
    14. Elden Ring has buffed the big boy with the little horse again
    1. Crucial's SSD lineup is discounted for Easter in the UK
    2. WD's super-fast SN850 PCIe 4.0 SSD hits a historic low on Amazon UK
    3. Activision Blizzard employees stage walkout with office Covid concerns and working-from-home demands
    4. Now you can ride your real bike around Grand Theft Auto in multiplayer
    5. Halo Infinite's players are frustrated, and streamers are feeling the pinch
    6. A new Monkey Island 2 sequel is coming from Ron Gilbert
    7. Cloudle is Wordle for weather forecasts
    8. Classic Doom gets ray tracing, but only for Nvidia GPUs
    9. Roblox Kitty codes
    1. The Sunday Papers
    1. Coromon is a Pokémon homage on PC, with more flexible difficulty modes
    2. Play A Short Hike in multiplayer with 99 others in this April Fool's gag
    3. Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds, a PC and mobile spin-off, heads west this summer
    4. Newlyweds in The Sims 4 will no longer rub their ear into their spouse's face
    5. Final Fantasy XIV will continue its story and become easier for solo players on April 12th
    6. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Hyper Light Drifter follow-up Hyper Light Breaker announced
    2. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders raise concerns about Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard
    3. Games must let us be proper villains again if they want us to make meaningful moral choices
    4. The BB Boys Road Trip: Director's Cut Special Edition
    5. Claire De Lune won't light any fires, but it'll warm you up
    6. The top 10 games on PC in April 2022
    7. Potato Flowers In Full Bloom overcame my distaste for dungeons
    8. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands review: neurotic humour and the precise gun magic you'd expect
    9. House Flipper added F.R.I.E.N.D.S. apartments for April Fool's Day
    10. We've played Nine Sols and its Sekiro-inspired combat is shaping up nicely
    11. The 9 best plot twists in PC games