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Feature: Town of lights

Have You Played… Lumino City?

I recently replayed Lumino City, for the purposes of following a joke recipe in it, and made a horrible lemon dish (it was lemony). Lumino city is a puzzle adventure where you navigate a little city that runs on all sorts of unusual machinery. And that city is a physical model, with the characters mapped onto it. It’s beautiful.

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Feature: Chart it good

Steam Charts: I Was On Holiday Last Week Edition

I, Alice Bee, have returned from a week off and everything has changed. Matt is in the office now, and complained about having to get up at 8.15am. This complaint made me furious and I am telling everyone. My desk has been moved. There is no milk in the fridge. I am confused, and I can't remember all the HTML codes to write this very…

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2 weeks ago

Feature: Blew our minds

An ode to the cyberpunk David Bowie of Omikron: The Nomad Soul

Omikron: The Nomad Soul was one of the first games I remember properly playing. This means it’s inevitably one I remember fondly; it is the reason I hold out hope, every time, that Quantic Dream’s next game won’t be a well realised but absolutely complete disaster. Incidentally, you can get it in the current Steam sale for like a quid. I replayed it to get…

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Feature: Follow the white rabbit

Welcome to Cyber Monday, normies

Welcome to the future, but somehow also the 90s, you scrubs. Such is the power of my l33t hacker skillz that I have hacked the present from the past and am posting this when I'm not even here. No, not post scheduling! How dare you. I am deleting all the photos of your dog you have stored on The Cloud for calling my skills into…

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3 weeks ago

Feature: I'm so sorry, GLaDOS

Playing Observation has made me question my treatment of rogue AIs

Whenever I ask Siri -- other virtual helpers are available -- to do something for me, I always say please and thank you. I tell people this is because I don’t want to get into the habit of barking orders at Siri, and thus people in real life. The actual reason is that I want Siri to think of me kindly when they gain sentience…

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Feature: Who you gonna call? Gruff Darkpast!

Premature Evaluation: HellSign

HellSign was sold to me as being like a “monster of the week episode of Supernatural or Buffy”, which is right up my proverbial alley. And if you squint you can sort of see how that description applies. I suppose it’s a useful description because it’s otherwise difficult to fit HellSign in a neat genre box; it’s isometric, it’s sort of an RPG and it’s…

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Feature: Morally ambiguous west

Bad North review

Bad North is the first game for a long while that has stirred in me a terrible desire to have it in physical toy form. I would, I think, love nothing more right now than to have a tiny island on my desk, with tiny squads of soldiers and tiny corpses of my enemies on the shore, near where they had beached their tiny boats.…

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Feature: They're such talented birds

Have You Played… Hatoful Boyfriend?

You know that Netflix true crime documentary Evil Genius? Like, you watch it and every episode there’s a twist so off the wall that it’s basically formed a new floor, and there was no way you could have predicted it? And you’re like “Okay, but no way there’ll be another twist like that in the next episode?” That experience is similar to playing Hatoful Boyfriend.

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Feature: Chartist rebellion

Steam Charts: The Other Alice Edition

Hello! This week John is doing a super secret special mission (playing a video game) so I, one of the other Alices, have taken over the Steam Charts. I am afraid that I do not put as much time as John into constructing elegant jokes that are several layers deep, though, which means you might even be able to tell which games are charting. I…

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4 weeks ago

Feature: Oh dear, we're still alive

Happy Post-Apocalypse Day, survivors!

After our end of the world festivities, we at RPS have counted our living. I have wired Brendy's head into the workings of a fun retro robot, Alice O has presumably taken to the high seas like in Waterworld, and we are roasting Matt Cox's limbs for sustenance while he's on a press trip and can't complain about it. Break open the spam, because it's…

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Feature: Global what?

Have You Played… The Flame In The Flood?

I really really really like The Flame In The Flood. I am terrible at it, rarely reaching even the mid stage of the river, but I love it. The flood of the title is one that has swept through America, swelling the banks of a regular river until it’s a wide and treacherous one. Only small islands of safety are left - an old fish…

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Feature: Like, who really owns trees anyway, y'know?

I played Eco and didn’t want to save the world

This is like one of those jokes that work on Twitter but makes people really concerned if you write it on Facebook: "Anyone else feel like the planet is doomed and we should stop trying?" Like, your aunt would post a comment underneath asking if you were okay. The first time I played Eco, I chose a world that had been running for a few…

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Feature: An imbalance of the humours

The Yawhg: an end of the world diary with leeches

The Yawhg is a game about what happens if the end of the world is coming but you don’t know that, and thus don’t care, and carry on doing whatever it was you were going to do anyway. Would it help? Would it matter? Would you survive? It's a PC game but plays like a board game, almost. There are four characters who take it…

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1 month ago

Feature: It won’t be worth it

Please do not play The Quiet Man with sound

Actual deaf people have played The Quiet Man and found it very much wanting; when you play it you clip into almost every surface available and during fights may suddenly teleport from one punching animation to another with a block of frames missing in between; the main character Dane isn’t a Quiet Man at all and he actually makes a lot of noise. Yes, sure,…

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Feature: With extra special sous chef

Halloween 2018 Special: making Lumino City’s lemon in a lemon sauce

Lumino City came out in 2014, but it remains one of my most favourite ever puzzle games. I go back to it probably once a year at least, because it's a soothing little happy place. Like how when I'm chronically hungover I watch This Is Spinal Tap. It's a puzzle game made with a physical model of a little city, and I am incapable of…

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