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June 2023 Archive

    1. Trepang2 review: It's an indie F.E.A.R.
    2. Yes, video game loading bars are fake, indie devs admit
    3. A Diablo 4 necromancer took 15 seconds to destroy a world boss designed to be beaten in 15 minutes
    4. Final Fantasy 6 Tactics is an incredible fan-made mash-up of two of the best games in the series
    5. In Katamari Damacy creator’s charming next game, T-posing is a feature, not a bug
    6. Mosa Lina is a "hostile interpretation of the immersive sim" with a large dose of chaos
    7. The Rally Point: Ruinarch is a novel toy but a disappointing asymmetrical strategy game
    8. PowerWash Sim's SpongeBob DLC confirms it as the king of crossovers
    9. Shout out to Game Gengo, my new language learning obsession
    10. Nope, Double Fine aren't cooking up Psychonauts 3 yet, says Tim Schafer
    11. Cassette Beasts gets even more Poké-like with an update adding caves and a unique monster
    12. Everything that happened in the final day of court between Microsoft and the FTC
    13. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective review: a glorious remaster that's still to die for
    14. Wordle hint and answer #741 (June 30 2023)
    1. Everything announced at the Annapurna Interactive Showcase 2023
    2. Don't worry, cute co-op adventure Flock is "totally playable as a single-player game"
    3. Wake up! There's a new Blade Runner game coming from Annapurna Interactive
    4. Steam Summer Sale 2023 has launched and the Steam Deck is up to 20% off
    5. World Of Warcraft Classic is getting Hardcore realms where death is permanent but "fair"
    6. Cities: Skylines 2's traffic simulation includes car crashes, better pathfinding, car parks
    7. Football Manager 2025 will be "for the first time in decades, a true sequel", say Sports Interactive
    8. Robocop: Rogue City has a closed beta starting next week
    9. Baldur's Gate 3's release date jumps up to August 3rd, providing precious breathing room from Starfield
    10. The Electronic Wireless Show S2 Episode 21: PC Gaming Podcast Simulator 2023
    11. Röki devs' Greek god friend 'em up Mythwrecked arrives summer 2024
    12. Here's our first look at Pioneers Of Pagonia, the new citybuilder from The Settler's original creator
    13. There's a new Vampire Survivors meets V Rising game in town, so why not try its free demo?
    14. Our 22 favourite games of 2023 so far
    15. Need 64GB of DDR4 RAM? This $99.99 Newegg deal is worth looking at
    16. AMD's entry-level Ryzen 5 7600X processor is available for £208
    17. Wordle hint and answer #740 (June 29 2023)
    1. The Solidigm P44 Pro 2TB is down to $117 and rivals Samsung's 990 Pro for speed
    2. Logitech's Mac-friendly MX Mechanical Mini keyboard is down to £99.99 at Currys
    3. Hunt: Showdown’s first wild target is a massive gator boss who looks like mean business
    4. Cyberpunk 2077 wasn’t as bad as it seemed at launch, but it was “cool” to hate, CDPR says
    5. Skullgirls makes improvements to hate group references, racial sensitivity and sexualization, predictably gets review-bombed on Steam
    6. Every publisher dislikes Game Pass because it’s ‘destructive’ to value, according to PlayStation boss
    7. Badlands Crew takes Space Crew's vehicular chaos into a Max Max-style post-apocalypse
    8. What's better: Tagging locations for teamies, or door violence?
    9. Best gaming headsets: our top wired and wireless picks for PC
    10. Come join our RPS Game Club liveblog for The Tartarus Key next Monday!
    11. Aquatic RPG Dave The Diver comes out of early access today
    12. Indiescovery Episode 13: Our favourite indie games from Not-E3 2023
    13. Extraction shooter The Cycle: Frontier is shutting down because it's "not financially viable"
    14. Bet you can't pick a password to meet this free game's increasingly silly requirements
    15. Best VR headsets: the best virtual reality headsets for PC
    16. FPS deathtrap-builder Meet Your Maker celebrates its first big update with a free trial
    17. Among Us infiltrates the world of TV with an upcoming animated series
    18. Dave The Diver is all about fishy dishes and vibesy dives
    19. Wordle hint and answer #739 (June 28 2023)
    1. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty videos introduce Phantom Liberty's Dogtown
    2. Project Rene - aka The Sims 5 - shows prototype lighting, animation, routines in latest video
    3. Diablo 4's first major balance patch is here and it buffs every class
    4. BioWare confirms layoffs as Star Wars: The Old Republic moves to new developer
    5. This dual monitor arm holds two 32-inch monitors and costs $15
    6. This properly rapid Kingston 256GB Micro SD card is down to £18 and ideal for Steam Deck
    7. Space thriller Fort Solis releases this August
    8. Remedy's history of big moods collapsing into bad gunfights tempers my excitement for Alan Wake 2
    9. The studio behind Darkwood are making turn-based tactical football, and you can try it free now
    10. After Desperados 3, Mimimi didn't want their next game to be "restricted by realism"
    11. Studio behind one of 2023's most thought-provoking games has laid off over half their staff
    12. Atomic Heart's Annihilation Instinct DLC brings jet-pack homes, time-freezing abilities, and big bosses
    13. All the new things we've learned from Microsoft and the FTC's internal documents at court
    14. Barbie escapes Barbie Land, enters Forza Horizon 5 with two crossover cars
    15. Wordle hint and answer #738 (June 27 2023)
    1. Get 32GB of Corsair DDR4-3600 CL18 RGB RAM for £67 after a £26 discount
    2. This 4K 144Hz HDMI 2.1 monitor is down to £410 plus shipping
    3. Only Up, a 3D Getting Over It-a-like inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk, is the latest indie sensation to blow up on Twitch
    4. That Perfect Dark reboot is still in early development and years from release, report claims
    5. It looks like Metal Gear Solid’s Master Collection won’t support keyboard and mouse on PC
    6. Yakuza’s GOG collection is missing credits for key devs and studios, including the series’ creator and producer
    7. Temtem Showdown is a new free-to-play version of the creature-collectathon, without the creature-collecting
    8. Oblivion-in-Skyrim mod Skyblivion still looks stunning in latest development update
    9. Pete Hines saying Starfield is "irresponsibly large" makes me want to walk into the sea
    10. Screenshot Saturday Mondays: android demons and a playable pop-up book
    11. BattleBit Remastered is a 254-player FPS and this summer's breakout hit
    12. DDoS attacks affecting Diablo IV and other Blizzard games has ended
    13. Wordle hint and answer #737 (June 26 2023)
    1. The Sunday Papers
    2. Wordle hint and answer #736 (June 25 2023)
    1. New Star GP looks like a 3D throwback to the F1 games of the '90s
    2. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 will not have "gamey" missions, because "we are not a game"
    3. Todd Howard says Bethesda will talk about Starfield on Steam Deck "down the road"
    4. Elder Scrolls 6, announced five years ago, is still "five-plus years away"
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?
    6. Wordle hint and answer #735 (June 24 2023)
    1. Men Of War 2 is another game you'll be juggling with Starfield this September
    2. This gorgeous fantasy roguelite is my favourite new discovery from June's Steam Next Fest
    3. Hearthstone and Inscryption heads should pay attention to Cross Blitz
    4. Play as a radio DJ whose callers are being murdered live on air in Killer Frequency
    5. Everything that went down in day one at court for Microsoft, Sony, and the FTC
    6. The Tartarus Key's theming rules because it's tropey, not scary
    7. Don't worry, the PC port of Final Fantasy 16 is definitely still in the works
    8. Wordle hint and answer today #734 (June 23 2023)
    9. Pour one out for Call Of Duty: Warzone Caldera, which is shutting down in September
    10. RPS are partnering up with the Rezzed Zone at EGX 2023
    1. Sonic Mania team's next game is a ridiculously colourful 3D platformer
    2. The Tartarus Key is great when you've got a clever friend who can do the puzzles for you
    3. Funday Games on how a beer with a friend spawned Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor
    4. EA Games is dead, long live EA Entertainment and EA Sports
    5. Sand Land's vehicular combat might have potential, but its desert world is a worry
    6. Game Pass prices are going up on Xbox, but no changes planned for PC
    7. Sega announce a Sonic Central for tomorrow showing, you guessed it, Sonic stuff
    8. Saddle up horses and make nectar in The Sims 4's next expansion
    9. Valve's Index VR headset kit is available for $599.99 refurbished from GameStop
    10. XPG's Gammix D10 16GB DDR4-3200 CL16 kit is down to £29.99 plus shipping
    1. Pick up the gorgeous Starfield Xbox Wireless Controller for £5 off
    2. One Diablo 4 dev wrote a surprisingly heartfelt item description to “help someone remember things will get better”
    3. ‘Spreadsheets in Space’, EVE Online, now has actual spreadsheets thanks to Microsoft Excel compatibility
    4. Star Ocean: The Second Story R will bring the ‘90s PlayStation RPG to PC with a hot new 2.5D look
    5. Pick up Samsung's 1TB 980 NVMe SSD for less than £40
    6. Metal Gear Solid 3 is headed to PC for the first time, as Konami confirms Steam release for Master Collection
    7. I'm really looking forward to tucking into Nour: Play With Your Food later this year
    8. Vampire Survivors is getting four-player couch co-op so you can slay bloodsuckers with BFFs
    9. Amazon Prime Day 2023: what to expect and how to get the best PC gaming deals
    10. Prime Gaming members can claim bonus games for Prime Day 2023 celebrations
    11. Sending forest animals to reclaim the land in Growth is my dream come true
    12. Roblox is introducing "experiences" for people aged 17+
    13. Square Enix staff keep asking for a Final Fantasy 6 remake
    1. The RTX 3060 Ti is down to $275 in the US, cementing it as the best 4060 Ti alternative
    2. AMD's Radeon RX 7900 XTX GPU is discounted in the US and UK
    3. Dota 2 is ditching battle passes for more regular, year-round updates
    4. Magical shooter Immortals Of Aveum has been delayed until August
    5. June's next batch of Game Pass additions have stylish racing, idyllic farming and more
    6. The best Steam Deck accessories
    7. El Paso, Elsewhere gets the vibes right in its Next Fest demo, available now
    8. The joy of slow living in Story Of Seasons: A Wonderful Life
    9. The Callisto Protocol wraps things up with its first and only story DLC next week
    10. The 12 new Game Gear games in Sonic Origins Plus expansion sound weird, according to early reports
    11. Baldur's Gate 3 gets surprise murder mystery prequel that puts everyone in the detective seat
    12. I would like every developer to make an escape room game, thank you
    13. Wordle hint and answer #731 (June 20 2023)
    1. Warhammer Age Of Sigmar: Realms Of Ruin's story campaign will have plenty of "meat" on its bones
    2. My Time at Portia devs’ management sim Let’s School has a demo and release date
    3. Screenshot Saturday Mondays: Throw that egg
    4. Aliens: Dark Descent review: decent, if desperate to sit with the cool console kids
    5. Arc Raiders, extraction shooter from ex-Dice CEO, opens sign-ups for its closed alpha later this month
    6. Slay the Spire modders’ roguelike auto-battler Tales & Tactics gets an early access launch date
    7. 14 Steam Next Fest demos you should absolutely check out this June
    8. Hideo Kojima wants someone to send him to space, so he can make a game to play in space
    9. This £116 motherboard supports the Core i9 13900K and cheap DDR4 RAM
    10. Build your next gaming PC in this discounted Phanteks Eclipse G500A case
    11. Voidigo, the best roguelite shooter since Nuclear Throne, has left early access
    12. Shaky cam footage emerges of Edmund McMillen's turn-based cat-tics Mewgenics
    13. Classic XCOM-like Xenonauts 2 pops out of its little spaceship on July 18th
    14. Pro Philosopher 2: Governments & Grievances will let you shout at Confucius next year
    15. Former Devil May Cry dev dubs Final Fantasy 16's combat his "personal masterpiece"
    16. Wordle hint and answer #730 (June 19 2023)
    1. The Sunday Papers
    2. Wordle hint and answer #729 (June 18 2023)
    1. Valorant is getting a team deathmatch mode later this month
    2. Kingdoms And Castles gets larger everything in latest update
    3. Action-RPG Flintlock: The Siege Of Dawn has been delayed until 2024
    4. Valheim's beta branch update adds difficulty modes, new trader and more
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?
    6. Wordle hint and answer #728 (June 17 2023)
    1. Dicefolk is like a Pokémon roguelike with dice, and it’s got a new demo
    2. WWI survival RTS Last Train Home is Frostpunk meets Company of Heroes, on literal rails
    3. No, Skyrim Grandma isn’t in Starfield
    4. Star Trek: Infinite’s first gameplay glimpse looks like Stellaris: The Next Generation
    5. Redfall’s disastrous reception hasn’t put devs Arkane Austin at risk of closure (yet, anyway)
    6. The new Spirit Swap demo introduces its hella queer cast
    7. Fallout 76's lead artist is building a creepy single-player open world in The Axis Unseen
    8. Our pals at VG247 are giving away a custom Company Of Heroes 3 controller
    9. Our favourite games from not-E3 2023
    10. Deep Rock Galactic season 4 is now live, adding new enemies and a special beer
    11. Startopia meets Theme Hospital in this jaunty space hospital sim
    12. Diablo 4 kills another high level Hardcore character, this time with a bug
    13. Dordogne review: don't brush off this sweet summer adventure
    14. Yakuza devs share more details on Like A Dragon Gaiden and Infinite Wealth
    15. Rockstar co-founder and GTA writer Dan Houser founds new company Absurd Ventures
    16. Wordle hint and answer #727 (June 16 2023)
    1. Upgrade your Steam Deck or ROG Ally with this 2TB SSD for £160
    2. Immortals Of Aveum is more Doom than magic Call Of Duty, but it's far too serious for its own good
    3. Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor is already mere pickaxe strokes from striking autoshooter gold
    4. The Electronic Wireless Show S2 Episode 20: the best of Summer Game Fest
    5. Logitech's G Pro X Superlight wireless mouse is down to $104 when you recycle an old peripheral at Best Buy
    6. Check out this wild-looking follow-up to one of 2021's weirdest games
    7. The Rally Point: Jagged Alliance 2 is still unique, and it shouldn't be
    8. Dead Island 2's first story expansion features a perfectly normal billionaire with a techno-death cult
    9. Prince Of Persia creator Jordan Mechner is "excited and very eager to play" The Lost Crown
    10. Park Beyond review: more style than substance, but sometimes that's the point
    11. Teardown's Creative Mode lets you build fully destructible dioramas, out today
    12. Microsoft recruit Outriders dev People Can Fly to make a game based on a preexisting IP
    13. Intel’s Core rebranding exercise offers a glimpse at Meteor Lake CPU specs
    14. Sonic Superstars will satisfy old-school fans and I'm definitely not one of them
    15. Steam's latest update isn't that exciting, but it does let you take notes now
    16. Lies of P modders are already turning the game into Bloodborne
    17. Wordle hint and answer #726 (June 15 2023)
    1. Samsung's premium Odyssey Neo G7 Mini LED monitor is £200 off with this code
    2. Get a 34-in gaming ultrawide for £240 with this Samsung Store code
    3. What's better: snap-to construction, or fighting a little beastie then meeting the giant adults?
    4. Dead Cells is getting an animated series from the makers of its wonderful trailers
    5. D.O.R.F. looks to evoke the best parts of Command & Conquer's look and feel
    6. Saltsea Chronicles demo is out and let's you visit an island full of cats
    7. Might & Magic: Clash Of Heroes Definitive Edition will release in July
    8. Indiescovery Episode 12: The ultimate indie game pub crawl
    9. Avowed was originally pitched as Obsidian's take on Skyrim
    10. Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown isn't a reboot, say Ubisoft, but you could call it a Sands Of Time prequel
    11. Capcom give us some more breadcrumbs on the gorgeous Kunitsu-Gami: Path Of The Goddess
    12. Armored Core 6 is the least surprising FromSoft game I've ever seen
    13. The Last of Us Part I, former Steam Deck reject, gets Steam Deck Verified
    14. Checkmate Showdown is the chess-themed fighting game I never knew I needed
    15. Lightyear Frontier brings its space farming mechs to early access next year
    16. Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown's anime-inspired art was led by a new generation of animators
    17. Promising tactics 'em up The Lamplighters League will sneak out on October 3rd
    18. I can't wait to slay my opponents as drag queen royalty in Drag Her!
    19. Hi-Fi Rush's next update will add two new game modes and special CNMN attacks
    20. Free-to-play co-op looter shooter The First Descendant will swing out this year
    21. Wordle hint and answer #725 (June 14 2023)
    1. Even the fastest SSD for gaming has dropped in price significantly in the UK
    2. Equip your PC with 16GB of DDR4 for just £36
    3. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty adds a new ending for the base game, too
    4. Literally every QA employee at Xbox is working on Starfield, says Phil Spencer
    5. Rhythm FPS Metal: Hellsinger goes pop with Gorillaz, Depeche Mode, and Icona Pop in new DLC
    6. The 12 biggest highlights from the Starfield Direct
    7. Skull and Bones still doesn't have a release date, but it will have a closed beta in August
    8. Embracer Group to close studios and cancel games as part of restructuring
    9. Capcom pragmatically delays Pragmata, this time indefinitely
    10. Overwatch 2 is charging you for the PvE it didn't cancel
    11. Starfield’s system requirements are up, wants a GTX 1070 Ti and 125GB SSD space at minimum
    12. The FTC has asked a US court to temporarily block Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard
    13. Wordle hint and answer #724 (June 13 2023)
    1. Remember how good Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective was?
    2. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy is heading to PC in early 2024
    3. Redfall's 1.1 patch offers changes to AI, enemy frequency and visual fidelity
    4. AMD's RX 6600 graphics card is now far cheaper than RTX 3060 - just £188 shipped
    5. The Crew Motorfest is on the horizon for this September
    6. This 400MB/s 128GB Samsung USB drive is down to £13
    7. Star Wars Outlaws looks like a slick, cinematic open world in its first gameplay trailer
    8. Whatever you do in Assassin's Creed Nexus, don't VR eagle dive into your carpet
    9. Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora could be a stunning first person adventure, I just don't trust it yet
    10. Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown is so much better than it looks in the reveal trailer
    11. Assassin's Creed: Mirage looks set to deliver on its murder manifesto
    12. Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown has a brilliant feature that eliminates pointless backtracking
    13. Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora is coming out on December 7th
    14. Not E3 2023 liveblog
    15. Marvel's Midnight Suns update lets you cast aside your friendships in New Game+
    16. Remnant 2 is a co-op shooter on track to deliver this year's most dependable sequel
    17. In person, the Xbox Showcase is a pilgrimage for the most enthusiastic clappers
    18. Sumptuous cyberpunk life sim Nivalis will have boat rides and serial killers
    19. After 7 hours, Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew might be Mimimi's most joyful stealth strategy game yet
    20. Screenshot Saturday Mondays: Building towns and bullying a snail
    21. Diablo 4’s door-making NPC is a beautiful soul adrift in a miasma of pain and horse manure
    22. This 2v2 fighting game is too much for my eyes, but you can try it on your fingers
    23. Pax Dei is a social sandbox MMO that will attempt to pull off EVE Online in medieval Europe
    24. Overwatch 2's first story missions are coming August 10th, along with a new PvP mode and Support hero
    25. Wordle hint and answer #723 (June 12 2023)
    1. Starfield's different playstyles lets you be more than just a shooty-shooty space cowboy
    2. The Dune: Awakening devs described a bunch of cool stuff that could theoretically happen to you in their MMO
    3. Capcom's Kunitsu-Gami: Path Of The Goddess is a mystery, but a pretty one
    4. Starfield's spaceship combat is more than just holding down a trigger and hoping for the best
    5. Animal Crossing meets My Time At Portia in archipelago life-sim Critter Cove
    6. Vampire Survivors is getting even more reasons why you should absolutely play it
    7. Starfield’s ship building still threatens to produce the most cursed crafts in sci-fi
    8. What you actually need to know from the PC Gaming Show 2023
    9. Metaphor: ReFantazio is a new "high fantasy" RPG from the makers of Persona
    10. The Hardspace: Shipbreaker dev's new game is a sci-fi deckbuilder with Battlestar Galactica vibes
    11. Persona 3 remake and Persona 5 tactics spin-off announced, following leaks
    12. I can't wait to play Frostpunk 2 in 2024, because apparently I hate myself
    13. Try the new Warhammer RTS with an open beta in July
    14. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty's system requirements have been announced and affect the base game
    15. Shadow Gambit and its undead stealth pirates are hitting PC in August
    16. Don't Starve devs announce spaceship survival game Dread Pilots
    17. Oblivion's Adoring Fan and his chronically bad hairstyle are in Starfield
    18. Citizen Sleeper 2 is real and I couldn't be happier
    19. Build your own Roman city with this new citybuilder next year
    20. Baldur's Gate 3 shows off, uh, Baldur's Gate
    21. Starfield's character creator is so versatile, Bethesda used it to create the game's NPCs
    22. The new RTS from former StarCraft 2 devs looks a lot like StarCraft 2
    23. Race cars across alien planets in the follow-up to Exo One
    24. The Banner Saga devs announce a side-scrolling brawler that's not as depressing as The Banner Saga
    25. Players will get to join a rag-tag group of space explorers in Starfield
    26. Yakuza 8 is heading to the USA, in the nude
    27. Starfield's exploration looks like searching a quarry for the best piece of gravel
    28. Starfield companions include a knock-off HK-47 and a space cowboy you can kiss
    29. Jumplight Odyssey is just the right balance of spaceship pressure cooker
    30. You're stuck on an oil rig with an unknowable horror in The Chinese Room's new adventure
    31. The heights in Don't Nod's new climbing adventure make me incredibly queasy
    32. We Happy Few devs reveal South Of Midnight, a new action-adventure set in a magical realist American South
    33. Every announcement from the Xbox Games Showcase 2023
    34. Hellblade 2 has a new trailer, a release window, and a creepy cave
    35. Avowed, Obsidian's first-person RPG, will launch in 2024
    36. InXile's new time-travelling steampunk RPG looks like a lost BioShock Infinite sequel
    37. Cyberpunk 2077's Phantom Liberty expansion totally transforms the game's combat
    38. Microsoft Flight Simulator sequel adds more than a dozen new aerial jobs in 2024
    39. Sea Of Thieves finally makes the most obvious move ever with a Monkey Island crossover
    40. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty expansion launches September 26th
    41. Cities: Skylines 2 has bigger cities and will release this October
    42. Spiritfarer studio's next game is a 33-player roguelike based on MMO raids
    43. Not-so-sneaky heist 'em up Payday 3 will launch this September
    44. Fable trailer doesn't have much Fable, does have Richard Ayoade
    45. Ubisoft reveal Star Wars Outlaws, an open world Star Wars game featuring a kind of girl Han Solo
    46. PC Gaming Show 2023 liveblog
    47. Xbox Games Showcase 2023 and Starfield Direct liveblog
    48. I wish Mortal Kombat 1 had a modern control scheme like Street Fighter 6
    49. Alan Wake 2 is just as much a detective story, as it is survival horror
    50. Cocoon is easily one of the best games at Summer Game Fest 2023
    51. Wordle hint and answer #722 (June 11 2023)
    1. Watch 10 minutes of Sonic Superstars and see exactly how faithful it is
    2. Flying citybuilder sequel Airborne Empire will attack you with sky pirates
    3. Resistor is an open world vehicular combat RPG
    4. Our favourite picks from the Wholesome Direct 2023 showcase
    5. Cosy platformer Smushi Come Home just shadow-dropped
    6. What are we all playing this weekend?
    7. Wordle hint and answer #721 (June 10 2023)
    1. Diablo 4's most played class so far is arguably its worst
    2. Kvark's atmosphere defines it as more than a Half-Life rehash
    3. Here are 6 whole horse games you could buy for the same price as Diablo 4's £6.39 horse armour
    4. You can now sign up for Tekken 8's closed network tests
    5. RPS GOTY Revisited: 2014's Endless Legend is still one of the most vibrant, important 4X games
    6. Give us more awkward celebrity cameos at video game live shows
    7. The Sludge Life 2 demo is here, and it destroyed my morning
    8. Friday The 13th is being delisted at the end of this year
    9. Stellaris spin-off aims for a full multiplayer 4X experience in under an hour
    10. Wizard With A Gun is now a wizard with a demo
    11. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth got a full trailer, meaning the PC port clock starts ticking now
    12. Wordle hint and answer #720 (June 9 2023)
    1. Prepare to get penitent this summer as Blasphemous 2's release is confirmed for August
    2. Early access for online action RPG Wayfinder starts this summer
    3. Everything announced at Day Of The Devs: SGF Edition 2023
    4. Chaotic rag doll puzzler Human Fall Flat is getting a sequel
    5. Everything announced at Summer Game Fest 2023
    6. Baby Steps is a 3D clumsy sim from the makers of Getting Over It and Ape Out
    7. Anxiety-inducing Kingdom management sim Yes, Your Grace is getting an equally bloody sequel
    8. There's another zombie co-op shooter coming, but this one has John Carpenter's name on it
    9. Banishers: Ghosts Of New Eden shows more of its tragic supernatural romance
    10. Paradox announce Star Trek: Infinite, a grand strategy game
    11. The Lord Of The Rings: Return To Moria got actual Gimli to narrate its mining gameplay trailer
    12. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 will be playable in three-player co-op
    13. Mutazione devs next game looks like interactive Star Trek at its finest
    14. Quantic Dream's deep sea exploration game Under The Waves gets a new serene trailer
    15. Seeing the new Yakuza in action makes me wish Sega had let Kiryu retire
    16. Blizzard are "investigating reports of login issues" as Diablo 4's servers fall over
    17. Remnant 2's new trailer teases more co-op blasting and bloodthirsty gods
    18. Magical FPS Immortals Of Aveum debuts extremely short clips of an epic battle on a steampunk mech
    19. Alto's Odyssey dev announces charming shepherding game Summerhill
    20. Sonic Superstars will offer side-on platforming with four-player co-op
    21. New Alan Wake 2 gameplay shows off creepy cultist, cop mishandling evidence
    22. Palworld's mashup of Pokémon and machineguns will enter early access in 2024
    23. Marvel Snap's new Conquest mode arrives on Tuesday
    24. Jason Isaacs voices a baddie in Baldur's Gate 3
    25. MMO Black Desert Online's new expansion trailer shows off spirits and monsters galore
    26. Dragon Ball creator's manga Sand Land is getting a video game adaptation
    27. Exoprimal is doing a crossover with Street Fighter 6 so you can punch dinosaurs real good
    28. That edgy Soulslike starring Pinocchio has a demo out now
    29. Mortal Kombat 1 trailer shows off assist attacks and spinal injuries
    30. Path Of Exile 2 resurfaces with new trailer, more info to come in July
    31. Dark fantasy FPS Witchfire quick-dashes into early access this September
    32. Prince Of Persia returns to its action platforming roots with The Lost Crown
    33. Pokémon TCG Live arrives on PC today, replacing TCG Online
    34. Don't Nod's new game Harmony: The Fall Of Reverie, Life Is Strange, Vampyr etc are all in their birthday sale
    35. Razer's ultra-premium ultra-light mouse, the DeathAdder V3 Pro, is down to $79 at Amazon
    36. Solidigm's P44 Pro 1TB NVMe SSD is a great upgrade option at $65
    37. AMD's much-recommended Ryzen 7 5800X3D gaming CPU hits £275
    38. Diablo 4’s Lilith is shorter than Lady Dimitrescu, I looked it up
    39. Counter-Strike 2 now lets you undo buy menu purchases, ending an era of embarrassing mistakes
    40. The Electronic Wireless Show S2 Episode 19: a Terraria board game, you say?
    41. Summer Game Fest 2023 liveblog
    42. Nope, you're not the only ones confused by the FF7 Rebirth dev comments on Twitter
    43. I'm not good Metroidvanias but you might like Islets because it's a very cute one
    44. Mask Of The Rose review: a lavish gothic dating sim that's a little light on romance
    45. Wordle hint and answer #719 (June 8 2023)
    1. Get $40 off a Cooler Master 550W PSU in white with this Amazon deal
    2. What's better: glowing wings, or slipstreaming?
    3. This arcade space shooter is so colourful I want to eat it, and it's out in August
    4. World Of Horror spreads Junji Ito-inspired spookings in October
    5. Forgotton Anne devs reveal a new Metroidvania starring a horrifying face torso
    6. Paradox is refunding all pre-orders for Bloodlines 2
    7. TMNT: Shredder's Revenge DLC to add playable Usagi Yojimbo later this year
    8. Diablo IV Steam Deck report: scorching performance is worth the installation faff
    9. Ding ding: Diablo 4 has its first Level 100 Hardcore player (and then the servers killed their character)
    10. Reality Bytes: Amid Evil VR is an intriguing experiment
    11. Diablo 4 error codes list and how to fix common issues
    12. Get your meaty hands on the Tetris Super Meat Boy spinoff on June 22nd
    13. Winnie-the-Pooh mutates into a meaty abomination in Ring Of Pain studio's next game
    14. Wildfrost's first big update makes life easier for players old and new
    15. Wordle hint and answer #718 (June 7 2023)
    1. 20 Minutes Till Dawn leaves early access on June 8th with new weapon evolutions
    2. Star Wars: The Old Republic's ongoing development may shift from BioWare to an external studio
    3. Blizzard say Diablo IV is their fastest selling game ever
    4. Punishing tragicomic RPG Lisa: The Painful is getting a definitive edition
    5. AMD's RX 6650 XT graphics card has dropped to $229.99 at Newegg
    6. Our 'best cheap PCIe 4.0 SSD for gaming' pick is 60% off at Amazon UK
    7. The RPS Game Club pick for June is The Tartarus Key!
    8. Vampire Survivors meets Diablo in Halls Of Torment
    9. Amnesia: The Bunker review: a grim yet refreshing horror bottle episode
    10. Diablo 4 is barely out, but Blizzard already have two expansions in the works
    11. Wordle hint and answer #717 (June 6 2023)
    1. Celebrate 15 years of EGX by coming down to our charity London pub quiz this Thursday
    2. This RTX 3070 Ti HP Omen 16 gaming laptop dropped from £1629 to £972
    3. Pick up the glorious CM NR200 Mini ITX case for $70
    4. Swordship's 1.1 update is a great excuse to get this snazzy dodge 'em up on your radar
    5. Diablo IV PC performance, system requirements, and the best settings to use
    6. The Elder Scrolls Online's tentacle-packed expansion, Necrom, has wiggled out
    7. How to watch the Xbox Games Showcase & Starfield Direct
    8. There is a chance the upcoming Terraria board game could be good
    9. Steam starts showing EU citizens a game's lowest price from the last 30 days to comply with new law
    10. Summer Games Done Quick 2023 is over, so come watch Ratatouille cosplay
    11. How to unlock Star Wars Jedi Survivor Perk slots
    12. Screenshot Saturday Mondays: Eerie moods and good vibes
    13. How to watch Summer Game Fest 2023
    14. Diablo 4 release date and time
    15. Wordle hint and answer #716 (June 5 2023)
    1. Wordle hint and answer #715 (June 4 2023)
    2. Wordle hint and answer #714 (June 3 2023)
    3. The Sunday Papers
    1. Diablo IV hotfixes tweak classes, fix bugs, and make late-game enemies stronger
    2. Driftwood is about longboarding downhill at high speed - as a sloth
    3. Blaseball is closing down and some staff are being laid off
    4. Midnight Ghost Hunt is free to keep from the Epic Games Store
    5. What are we all playing this weekend?
    1. These are your 25 favourite space games of all time
    2. This cool 50s noir game lets you do the job of a hotel cleaner (aka: solve a mystery)
    3. Oh wow, Diablo 4 has had a surprisingly smooth launch so far
    4. Raid On Taihoku is strangely relaxing for such a grim setting
    5. Star Wars Jedi Survivor Spawn of Oggdo boss fight walkthrough
    6. Chill fishing sim Catch & Cook looks a lot like Dredge without the spooky undercurrents
    7. Chat about Citizen Sleeper with us in RPS Game Club today
    8. Episodic adventure Tell Me Why is free to keep for all of Pride Month
    9. How to claim free KFC x Diablo 4 cosmetics
    10. How claymation, an X-COM screenshot and a Justice League tie-in game brought us Diablo
    11. S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 test footage has leaked online after "a year and a half” of hacker attacks
    12. Meta Quest 3 announced: mixed reality headset launching this year for £500
    13. Ubisoft Forward 2023 confirms fresh looks at Avatar, Assassin's Creed, and new mystery game
    14. Wordle hint and answer #713 (June 2 2023)
    1. Redfall's development sure sounds like a hot mess, according to new report
    2. Diablo 4 beta progress: Can you keep Server Slam progression?
    3. Diablo 4 seasons: What to expect from post-launch experiences
    4. Diablo 4 battle pass details: Cost, rewards, and leveling info
    5. The EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600 is down to $54.99 in the US
    6. Intel's Core i5 13400F is down to $165 after a $50 Best Buy discount
    7. RPS GOTY Revisited: 2013's Kentucky Route Zero goes nowhere fast, and that's why we love it
    8. The Queer Games Bundle returns to, collecting hundreds of games for Pride Month
    9. Steam Deck vs Asus ROG Ally: a handheld head-to-head
    10. The Electronic Wireless Show S2 Episode 18: Gollum's very sorry, precious
    11. Total War: Pharaoh may not have war hippos, but it has fire, shoving, and deep history
    12. Creative Assembly have “absolutely no plans” to bring ancient Egyptian mythology to Total War: Pharaoh
    13. Humble's Metroidvania Bundle includes seven bangers for only $15
    14. Indiescovery Episode 11: Our favourite indie games of 2023 so far
    15. XCOM and Civilization studio Firaxis Games suffers a round of layoffs
    16. Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged ups the chaos and vehicular destruction this year
    17. Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath: Vengance of the Slayer review: a boisterous Hypnospace spin-off that's an obnoxious gem
    18. Telltale can "no longer sell" Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People
    19. Wordle hint and answer #712 (June 1 2023)