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April 2023 Archive

    1. The Sunday Papers
    1. Both Attack On Titan games are permanently cheaper now
    2. Star Wars Jedi Survivor: How to complete the Chamber of Duality puzzle
    3. Redfall's system requirements look reasonable - and it's already Steam Deck Verified
    4. Vampire Survivors is getting an animated TV adaptation
    5. EA are working on Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's PC performance issues
    6. Star Wars Jedi Survivor: How to fast travel
    7. What are we all playing this bank holiday weekend?
    1. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on the Steam Deck is a hot mess
    2. Are you one of the 20 million people downloading Honkai: Star Rail right now?
    3. How to use the interactive map in Honkai: Star Rail
    4. Scout Report: Shardpunk: Verminfall is an impressive tightrope act
    5. Steam is getting its own notes app, so RIP my gaming notebook, I guess
    6. Chat Betrayal At Club Low with us in RPS Game Club
    7. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor system requirements, PC performance, and best settings to use
    8. Star Wars Jedi Survivor Coruscant collectibles
    9. Star Wars Jedi Survivor Stim Canister locations
    10. Star Wars Jedi Survivor best perks
    11. When can you go back to Coruscant in Star Wars Jedi Survivor?
    12. How to get the gun in Star Wars Jedi Survivor
    13. Star Wars Jedi Survivor: How to unlock the crossguard stance
    1. Fantavision, 2000's PS2 firework puzzler, proves again that all games come to PC eventually
    2. Experimental JRPG Live A Live finally arrives on PC after 29 years
    3. Classic puzzle-strategy Might & Magic: Clash Of Heroes is getting a Definitive Edition
    4. This Samsung Pro Plus 512GB Micro SD is down under £40
    5. Final Cities: Skylines expansion adds hotels and tourist resorts
    6. Grab Samsung's 2TB 970 Evo Plus NVMe SSD for less than £100
    7. Excellent detective game The Case Of The Golden Idol is getting three prequel DLC cases next week
    8. The Electronic Wireless Show podcast S2 Episode 13: it's time time
    9. Redfall's final trailer shows off its spooky town and psychic distortions
    10. FromSoft's mech-action game Armored Core 6: Fires Of Rubicon comes out in August
    11. The Red Strings Club dev's next game is all about an exiled witch who's hellbent on destroying her coven
    12. Let Me Solo Her has completed a stunning Malenia-only Elden Ring run
    13. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D headlines Amazon Prime's May freebies
    14. Marvel's Midnight Suns creative director "totally gets" the backlash around its card battles
    15. Age Of Wonders 4 review: a plain good magical strategy that hasn't really turned me either way
    16. Dota 2's New Frontiers update makes it worth returning to, but it's still overwhelming for new players
    17. XCOM's Jake Solomon is swapping turn-based tactics for life sims, and he's not coming back
    18. Warframe's Duviri Paradox update is courting newcomers to the MMO with its standalone story world
    19. The joy of standing still in Vampire Survivors
    20. Remedy's Quantum Break returns to storefronts and joins PC Game Pass
    1. Corsair's MP600 Mini 1TB Steam Deck SSD just launched - so get it for £20 off
    2. Betrayal At Club Low is an RPG that actually respects your fleeting time on this earth
    3. What's better: cool spellcasting gestures, or seizing control of a rolling boulder trap?
    4. Turn your old laptop SSD or HDD into an external drive with this £6 enclosure
    5. Octodad and Bugsnax studio release four free games about hungry ants and horny snakes
    6. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor review: a good Star Wars epic with a lot of collectibles
    7. Cassette Beasts review: dropping the mic on the Pokémon-like
    8. 30 years after the original, Flashback 2 comes out this November
    9. The 10 best visual novels on PC
    10. Microsoft's proposed Activision Blizzard acquisition has been blocked by the UK
    11. Monument Valley developer's dodgeball tactics game is out now on PC
    12. Counter-Strike's Dust2 is now in Alien: Isolation, thanks to new mod tools
    13. Age Of Empire 2's Return Of Rome expansion adds every civilisation from the first Age Of Empires
    14. Star Wars Jedi Survivor release time
    15. The best Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng build
    16. The best Honkai Star Rail Trailblazer build
    17. The best Honkai Star Rail March 7th build
    18. Honkai: Star Rail review: a slick, anime-infused RPG bursting with potential
    1. Reaching Diablo 4's level cap will take around 150 hours of grinding
    2. Microsoft's Xbox controllers are $40 at Walmart in the US after a $25 discount
    3. Fallout 76's theatre troupe performed a bloody version of Alice In Wonderland
    4. Grab this rapid 2TB Kingston Fury Renegade PCIe 4.0 SSD for $134.99
    5. Stellaris: Galactic Paragons expansion will give council leaders tons more personality on May 9th
    6. This cottagecore platformer is ultra charming, and out this week
    7. New Asus ROG Ally specs play a numbers game with the Steam Deck
    8. Careful with that SoC: overclocked AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs are burning out
    9. Apex Legends' newest hero Ballistic is wine-fuelled, retired, and deadly
    10. Sega Of America is the latest game studio to organise a union
    1. Get EVGA's Z20 full-size UK mechanical keyboard for just £40
    2. Recharge your Steam Deck, laptop, smartphone and watch with this GaN USB-C charger from Amazon UK
    3. Screenshot Saturday Mondays: indie FPS bonanza (with bonus animals)
    4. Steam's Puzzle Fest has a killer free demo you must try
    5. The procedurally generated serial killer in Shadows Of Doubt is too smart for me
    6. This murder mystery Stardew-like lets you accidently romance the killer
    7. Join us for the next RPS Game Club liveblog this Friday
    8. The joy of barely succeeding in Betrayal At Club Low
    9. Stranded: Alien Dawn review: a survival sim that nails the crashlanding
    10. Plants Vs Zombies creator's new game is about stacking wombat poo
    11. Star Wars Jedi Survivor editions and pre-order bonuses
    1. The Sunday Papers
    1. Dota 2's New Frontiers update is out and it makes the map 40% bigger
    2. Stardew Valley creator shares early notebook sketches from development
    3. Sons Of The Forest's latest update makes Kelvin more helpful, cannibals more creepy, and birds faster
    4. Four more Ubisoft games are coming to Steam, starting with Far Cry 6
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Rytmos is a puzzle game that makes you fall in love with music again
    2. Every aspect of Total Tank Generals exudes competence
    3. Square Enix turns Dragon Quest creator's classic visual novel into an odd "AI Tech Preview"
    4. Victoria 3's new DLC brings revolutionaries, reformers, and rebels next month
    5. How to install a CPU cooler
    6. The Division Heartland's free-to-play survival shooting goes rural, while The Division 2 goes back to New York
    7. Dead Island 2 PC performance and the best settings to use
    8. Total War: Warhammer 3’s AI playing smart in Forge Of The Chaos Dwarfs is as miserable as it is brilliant
    9. You can try Street Fighter 6's open world mode in next week's demo
    10. Oxygen tips and tricks
    1. Diablo 4 will invite players to test its servers one last time before launch
    2. Six minutes of Immortals Of Aveum's Doctor Strange-style magic shooting
    3. KarmaZoo is a co-op platformer for up to 10 strangers
    4. Cult Of The Lamb's free Relics Of The Old Faith update revamps combat next week
    5. Humanity's release date trailer references a golden age of video game TV adverts
    6. Double up with two 64GB USB sticks for £6
    7. This 1TB portable SSD is down to £56.50 at CCL in the UK
    8. Explore an island full of cats in Mineko's Night Market, coming this September
    9. The Electronic Wireless Show podcast S2 Episode 12: remember movies? They're back! In game form...
    10. Solve crimes as a time-travelling detective in this Where's Wally-like puzzler
    11. Dead Island 2 Jamal's Crate Key location
    12. Dead Island 2 Poolside Container Key location
    13. Dead Island 2 Laundry Room Locker Key location
    14. Dead Island 2 Curtis' Garage Key location
    15. Dead Island 2 Coach's Car Keys location
    16. Dead Island 2 Curtis' Safe Key location
    17. Dead Island 2 Brock's Safe Key location
    18. Dead Island 2 Goat Pen Master Keys location
    19. Dead Island 2 Landscaper's Key location
    20. Dead Island 2 fast travel
    21. Dead Island 2 release time
    22. Time-travelling horror Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals is coming in July
    23. Betrayal At Club Low has taught me that we're all taking puddles for granted
    24. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D remains one of the fastest gaming CPUs - and now it's down to £281
    25. Grim action-platformer Blasphemous 2 unveils its grotesque world
    26. Bethesda weren't sure if they wanted Dishonored 3, and so we got Deathloop instead
    27. Jet Set Radio's stunning spiritual successor Bomb Rush Cyberfunk launches in August
    1. How to install a CPU
    2. Oxygen review: a windy post-apocalyptic city builder that won't exceed expectations
    3. How Arkane's multiversal Parisian pipedream eventually gave us Deathloop
    4. The Day Before developers promise a beta test and are "working" on Steam return
    5. The Steam Deck proves that practicality means more than power
    6. The devs behind Moonlighter have just released their League Of Legends spin-off RPG
    7. Dead Island 2 Steam Deck performance report: a mostly sunny outlook
    8. How to build a PC: the complete step-by-step guide
    9. Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly review: more sweet tales from the fantasy café
    10. This 30-year-old Game Boy platformer is getting a colourised PC makeover
    11. Samsung's 512GB Evo Select Micro SD card is down to $39.99 at Amazon US
    12. The Lamplighters League's agents have impeccable pulp style
    13. Indiescovery Episode 8: The gang plays Dredge, Terra Nil, Storyteller & Romancelvania
    14. Nvidia's brand new RTX 4070 is already going for £40 off
    1. Classic puzzle roguelike remaster Desktop Dungeons: Rewind is out now
    2. PowerWash Simulator's next free content update is out now
    3. The Sims 4's next DLC caters to the green-fingered and the basement dwellers
    4. Impossible theme park manager Park Beyond gets a closed beta test next month
    5. Dead Island 2 co-op multiplayer
    6. Jagged Alliance 3 desperately wants it to be 1999 again, and not in a good way
    7. Minecraft Legends joins Game Pass today, while Tetris Effect Connected is leaving
    8. Ray tracing is coming back to the Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 remakes
    9. Dead Island 2 review: as disposably entertaining as an electrified pipe-wrench
    10. Obsidian's Aliens RPG was canned because of dysfunction and slow progress, Josh Sawyer reveals
    11. How has the cost of living crisis affected the way you play and buy games these days?
    12. Minecraft Legends multiplayer guide
    13. Valheim details customisable difficulty settings and a sort-of creative mode
    14. Proton 8.0 is here, and it brought Steam Deck game fixes
    15. Minecraft Legends release time
    16. Myst studio Cyan are releasing their next first-person puzzler Firmament in May
    17. Pick up this SanDisk Extreme Pro 1TB Micro SD card for a historic low price
    1. 8TB enough storage for you? This Samsung 870 Qvo SATA SSD is down to £408
    2. Save £420 on the RX 6950 XT 16GB - in its premier Sapphire Nitro+ OC configuration
    3. The first CRPG is a min-maxing hell you can - and should - break
    4. Run Britain's famous pasty shop in the new and improved free Greggs Simulator
    5. The Last Of Us Part 1's "in-progress" mod reimagines the game as a beautiful FPS
    6. The Thaumaturge is a detective RPG that's part Divinity: Original Sin, part evil Pokémon
    7. Ghostwire Tokyo relic locations: where to find relics and what to do with them
    8. Concerned Ape is taking a break from Haunted Chocolatier to work on Stardew Valley’s next update
    9. The Crucial T700 shows the promise, and limits, of PCIe 5.0 SSDs
    10. Nexon are suing Dark And Darker developers over copyright infringement
    11. Dead Island 2 release date
    1. The Sunday Papers
    1. Shardpunk: Verminfall is a mashup of Darkest Dungeon, XCOM and Skaven
    2. Fabledom is a fairytale citybuilder about romancing princes and princesses
    3. Mordhau is currently free to keep from the Epic Games Store
    4. Vampire Survivors' Tides Of The Foscari DLC is out
    5. Ghostwire: Tokyo has added new stuff, and I have a tourism tip for new players
    6. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. Look, just bloody play Loretta, damn you
    2. Minecraft Pringles are a thing, and I'd quite like some
    3. Mr. Saitou is a heartfelt commentary on the absurdities of business
    4. Climb a Brutalist tower in this first-person platformer inspired by Minecraft parkour
    5. V Rising's big free update adds an electrified Frankenstein land
    6. PlayWay's latest sim game appears to be Barbie Horse Adventures
    7. Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League - Everything we know
    8. The Logitech G305 Lightspeed wireless gaming mouse is down to £30
    9. AMD's flagship RX 6950 XT graphics card is down to $610 at Newegg in the US
    10. Minecraft Legends review: a colourful RTS limited by its own small ambitions
    1. Total War: Warhammer III's Chaos Dwarfs and free DLC are out now
    2. Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has been officially delayed until 2024
    3. Microsoft staff experimented with a version of Windows optimised for Steam Deck
    4. Bandai Namco games are coming to GeForce Now this month
    5. These 4K monitors are brilliant - and as cheap as $199.99 after a big discount
    6. Ubisoft's arena shooter XDefiant needs to do more to stand out from the crowd
    7. My favourite weirdo gaming mouse is down to $17 at Amazon after a 69% discount
    8. Bret Robbins' Immortals Of Aveum is a showy, fantastical FPS, by Bret Robbins
    9. Grow a whole world from your spit, tears, and piss in this weird idle clicker game
    10. Dragon Age writer’s musical RPG Stray Gods has an August release date
    11. Ghostwire Tokyo English dub: How to switch audio languages in Ghostwire Tokyo
    12. Get Intel's Core i5 13600K CPU for £302 at Amazon UK
    13. The Electronic Wireless Show podcast S2 Ep11: American McGee's Alice is through and through
    14. A huge Game Of Thrones mod arrives in Crusader Kings 3 tomorrow
    15. This Jsaux Steam Deck dock is down to £30
    16. RPS premium supporters can claim their free copy of Against The Storm today, in time for playable foxes
    17. RPS@PAX 2023: The voice cast of Team Fortress 2 reveal the origins - and the future - of the "Sandvich Saga"
    18. Nicolas Cage's Dracula film gets a Vampire Survivors-like game adaptation
    19. Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 review: what a difference DLSS 3 makes
    20. Ghostwire: Tokyo Jizo statue locations
    21. Dungeon Of The Endless' maybe-sequel Endless Dungeon has been delayed by five months
    22. Summer Games Done Quick 2023 will have a 2-hour Elder Scrolls Anthology speedrun
    1. What's better: unit veterancy, or rerolling dice?
    2. Beautiful Alice In Wonderland-inspired slasher Ravenlok is coming to PC and Game Pass in May
    3. Right now you can get 14 Star Wars games for 80% off - including some absolute classics
    4. Sherlock Holmes The Awakened review: a creepy Lovecraftian jaunt for Frogwares fans
    5. Here are the PC system requirements for Dead Island 2
    6. Wartales review: a grimy medieval fantasy RPG rife with emergent stories
    7. Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 price, specs, release date, and everything else you need to know
    8. Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy is the longest and most challenging Trine game yet
    9. Desktop Dungeons: Rewind will be free for all owners of the original game
    10. Ghostwire Tokyo: KK's investigation note locations
    11. Edders in Japan: A Great Time Was Had
    12. PC Game Pass is now fully available in 40 new countries
    13. The best Genshin Impact Nahida build
    1. This Dell laptop will run your Minecraft server for £220
    2. The 2TB Samsung 990 Pro is down to £152.99 at Ebuyer in the UK
    3. You can play Half-Life: Alyx without VR glasses using a handy new mod
    4. Retro-inspired shooter Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun blasts onto PC in May
    5. Bithell Games will be making more Tron games, according to Disney
    6. RPS@PAX 2023: Tarn and Zach Adams chat to us about the runaway success of Dwarf Fortress' Steam release
    7. Against The Storm is the next free game for RPS premium supporters!
    8. You can play the PS1-style Dead Space Demake right now, for free
    9. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's final gameplay trailer promises a battle against the odds, like usual
    10. Say hello to Zijin Wang, RPS's latest work experience pal
    11. Screenshot Saturday Tuesday: is business the real monster, or are the giant monsters?
    12. Persona 3 remake and Jet Set Radio reboot footage seemingly leaks online
    13. The Sunday Papers
    1. Ark: Survival Ascended will be sold without Ark 2 after backlash, but will still cost $60
    2. Cook Serve Forever will leap into the early access fire in May
    3. American McGee's Alice sequel pitch rejected by EA
    4. The Last Of Us: Part 1 has another new patch with a set of performance improvements
    5. This £39.99 Micro SD card is 512GB and up to 180MB/s, making it ideal for Steam Deck
    1. Get 16GB of DDR4 RAM for £35 using this Ebay code
    2. Retro-inspired RTS Tempest Rising debuts 20 minutes of multiplayer battling
    3. How one of the greatest visual novels got an English translation because of its fans
    4. Pill Baby successfully fuses surreal drama with monster kicking
    5. Sons Of The Forest adds a sick new vehicle in latest patch
    6. Resident Evil 4 remake adds free Mercenaries mode and curious microtransactions
    7. Mr. Sun's Hatbox is a slapstick roguelike with a heavy dose of Metal Gear Solid 5
    8. You can grab Battlestar Galactica Deadlock for free this weekend
    9. Reality Bytes: The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners - Chapter 2: Retribution is long on title, short on ideas
    10. RPS is hiring a News Editor, and applications are open now
    11. What are we all playing this Easter weekend?
    1. Dying Light: Enhanced Edition is currently free to keep from Epic
    2. Bohemia are the latest to try to make the RTS/FPS hybrid happen, bless them
    3. Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is now on Steam at its new cheaper price
    4. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor needs a huge amount of hard drive space
    5. Add on 8TB of storage with this UK Seagate IronWolf HDD deal
    6. RPS GOTY Revisited: 2012's Far Cry 3 is better than the games it ended up influencing
    7. Grab an RX 6600 graphics card for £210 after a 10% discount
    8. Check out the Super Meat Boy spin-off puzzle game in a free demo
    9. Want a PCIe 4.0 SSD for 10% off? This Ebay code has you sorted
    10. In Passpartout 2: The Lost Artist you can become an art master with hard work
    11. You can now play Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s multiplayer on Steam Deck
    12. The Electronic Wireless Show podcast S2 Ep10: endure and survive The Last Of Us's PC port
    13. Celeste Classic is now available on the Playdate
    14. RPS@PAX 2023: Meet Bioshop Infinite, the barbershop quartet that's been a PAX fixture for nearly a decade
    15. Half-Life 2: Episode Two's community-made VR mod arrives on Steam today
    16. Road 96: Mile 0 review: an unexpected but enjoyable mashup prequel
    17. Ask RPS: when did you know you wanted to write about games for a living?
    18. Minecraft Legends is a curious and charming blend of adventure and RTS
    19. Lil' Guardsman remixes Papers, Please in a cute deduction adventure
    20. Remedy's Quantum Break delisted from storefronts after temporary Game Pass removal
    21. Hammerwatch 2 takes the hack-n-slashing series open world this summer
    1. Wow - you can get an Lenovo Legion 5 Pro RTX 3060 gaming laptop for £900
    2. One of the fastest SSDs is down to £155 for 2TB at Amazon UK
    3. This 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD is just £95 at Amazon UK
    4. What's better: bioluminescence, or dark darkness?
    5. Behold, the Cyberpunk 2077 path tracing mode your GPU probably can’t run
    6. RPS@PAX 2023: Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun really nails the feeling of being a big stompy space boy
    7. Dredge's rescue dog is actually the spooky fishing sim's most supreme being, devs reveal
    8. A decade after its announcement, genre-bending Defender's Quest 2 returns
    9. Why Star Wars Jedi: Survivor doesn't hit reset on Cal's combat abilities
    10. The RPS Game Club pick for April is Betrayal At Club Low
    11. Monster Energy threatens another game with legal action over the word "monsters"
    12. Indiescovery Episode 7: the best indies we played at PAX East 2023
    13. Total War: Warhammer 3 is getting free DLC alongside the Chaos Dwarfs expansion
    14. Cute tidying puzzle game A Little To The Left is getting a free Easter event
    15. A Highland Song gives Death Stranding a musical run for its money
    16. Valheim map guide
    17. Another The Last of Us Part 1 patch arrives, but the mouse jitter fix is delayed
    18. Valheim dedicated server hosting guide
    1. Crusader Kings 3's next expansion adds tours, tournaments and grand weddings
    2. Killbox construction kit Meet Your Maker is out now
    3. Devolver Digital acquire Gunbrella developers Doinksoft
    4. Kick Elden Ring enemies around like Dark Messiah in the impressive first-person mod
    5. Remastered puzzler Desktop Dungeons: Rewind is launching this month
    6. The Invincible is way more exciting now I know it "isn't a 1:1 adaptation" of Stanislaw Lem's sci-fi thriller
    7. The Steam Deck is no way to play The Last of Us Part 1 – for now
    8. RPS@PAX 2023: What four PAX Rising devs learned after demoing their game for four days straight
    9. Loop Hero joins Game Pass today
    10. Activision Blizzard settles lawsuit with US government over esport wage suppression
    11. Everspace 2 review: noughties but nice
    12. Crab Champions is a crab shoot 'em up sequel to that dancing crab meme
    13. Asus’ Steam Deck rival, the ROG Ally, is no joke
    14. Overwatch 2's next hero Lifeweaver might fix the game's support problem
    15. Street Fighter film coming from Dune and Detective Pikachu's production company
    16. Fight a cherry blossom fox in the next free Wild Hearts update
    17. Valheim tips and tricks
    1. Raidborn doesn't try or need to be more than a bit of stabby fun
    2. Storybook strategy sim Six Ages 2 treks to PC this summer
    3. RPS@PAX 2023: 5 more indie games that caught our eye
    4. Best Valheim Armor: how to craft the best Armor
    5. Word Solitaire remixes the rules but stays just as compulsive
    6. Star Wars: Jedi Survivor is more Fallen Order, and that's okay
    7. Games should all let me repeatedly ask NPCs what I'm doing, because I'm not paying attention
    8. Screenshot Saturday Mondays: a fluorescent tube into your immersively simulated face
    9. April's Game Pass leavers include Life Is Strange: True Colors and The Long Dark
    10. The best Valheim weapons
    11. Totally Accurate Battle Simulator devs release a free archive of 23 playable prototypes
    12. ARK 2: Everything we know
    1. The Sunday Papers
    1. The Last Starship's alpha 2 adds free roam mode, ship docking, and much more
    2. Marvel's Avengers final content update makes all cosmetics free
    3. Ark 2 is delayed, so they're turning off Survival Evolved's official servers and charging $50 for a remaster
    4. Sonic The Hedgehog was murdered and you can solve the mystery
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?