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This free pumpkin festival game is the best thing to happen all Halloween

Adamgryu, creator of 'Game That Graham Won't Shut Up About 2019' winner A Short Hike, has released a pay-what-you-can pumpkin carving game on itch. Just in time for the spookiest weekend of the year, Mayor Bones Proudly Presents: Ghost Town's 999th Annual Pumpkin Festival is a genuine Halloween treat, and the best cure for October blues I have yet come across.The premise is simple: you…

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Feature: "That’s more or less what I’m saying, I guess – yes."

Cyberpunk 2077 is “ready for PC”, per most embarrassing investor call of all time

Let's face it, we've all been in situations where we've done something at work that's resulted in a conversation we know is going to be awkward and embarrassing, but we've still had to do it anyway. On this basis, I sympathise with CD Projekt Red's joint CEO Adam Kiciński and board member Michał Nowakowski, who had a Q&A call with investors yesterday to discuss the…

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Feature: I think we might have split the timeline on this one

Podcast episode 115: the wintery games special

After the rip-roaring success that was last week's episode of The Electronic Wireless Show, where we talked about autumnal games and Matthew and I almost came to blows, this week's podcast is a sequel. Yes, this week we are discussing our favourite wintery games. There is, obviously, a discussion about what constitutes 'wintery', because I think a game being snowy isn't enough. Surprisingly, it is…

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Feature: We've gone too far this time

Preview: The Sims 4’s Snowy Escape DLC might be Skynet

The latest chunk of DLC for The Sims 4 is arriving on November 13th. Entitled Snowy Escape, it's a wintery-themed one this time, so is very seasonal, and I got to play a bunch of a preview build. Snowy Escape adds a new world, Mt. Komorebi, with three neighbourhoods - one of which is the mountain itself where your Sims can ski and snowboard and…

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Netflix is doing an Assassin’s Creed TV show, and it should be a direct sequel to the movie

I'm dead serious, on both counts. Netflix's NX Twitter account just Twote out a little teaser for a live action Assassin's Creed Netflix Original Series. Right now there's no date, no hint at the setting, and no actors attached. It is a few bars of that musical sting we all love, and the AssCreed logo with an N in it.

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Feature: Prest-o change-o

Hadr is a game about a cloth and it made me feel like a serial killer

Hadr is an indie puzzle game that one would, I suppose, mostly describe as physics-based, if we were being very dry about it. You are a cloth, or several bits of cloth, depending on the level, and anything that you can cover up will vanish. A birdcage. A lamp. Most of a sofa. Whomph. Gone. I suspect is intended to be melancholic and floaty. Except.…

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Feature: No butterflies allowed

Have You Played… She Remembered Caterpillars?

She Remembered Caterpillars is a very good puzzle game that combines colours and logic and, yes, squishy caterpillars, with a sweet story about science and parenting. Also mushrooms, sort of.My feelings about mushrooms as a concept are complicated and often fluctuate, so these days if I think about it too long She Remembered Caterpillars is close to being a horror game for me. So let's…

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Feature: We are so bad at our jobs, Cyber Officer Davey

Solving crimes in Cyberpunk 2077 needs to be less like Arkham and more like Paradise Killer

As we get closer to Cyberpunk 2077 launch day (which I imagine will be like when Elon Musk punts one of his cars into space just because), my life has become increasingly blurred. By day I am immersed in video game stuff, looking back through the Night City Wires and prepping as much as possible for a huge action RPG that will consume at least…

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Feature: It's better to run around with a torch than curse the darkness

Little Nightmares 2 asks ‘what if weeping angels, but mannequins?’ and you will not like the answer

The original Little Nightmares is one of my favourite horror games ever. I admire a horror game that doesn't rely on the first-person perspective. Little Nightmares is scary in the same way it was scary to hide in your parents' wardrobe because you were planning to jump out at them, but then you sort of fell over your dad's shoes and you weren't sure what…

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Feature: I said "Mush!"

The Red Lantern’s chill sledding adventure would be better if less stuff happened in it

D'you like dogs? I like dogs. How about five dogs? Hot diggidy daffodil, now we're talking. In The Red Lantern you're a musher who has decided to adopt a bunch of sled dogs and take 'em over the Alaskan wilderness to a distant cabin that you're pretty sure definitely 100% exists. This is, of course, how idiots die. Solo sled across Alaska, they said! It's…

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Feature: Time and dice wait for no Alice

Baldur’s Gate 3 is best played 20 minutes at a time and that is great

A little while back I restarted Baldur's Gate III to play through as the most interesting person I could make in the current character creator. Owing to several comments misunderstanding a cheap joke I made in an image caption, this character is now known as Wonderwall, although technically the game thinks their name is Tav.Despite my misgivings about the chaotic and impractical nature of their…

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Have You Played… Old Gods Rising?

Old Gods Rising came out relatively recently, but I'm asking if you have played it because I think more people should.It's a first person exploration game with a few puzzles, where you play as a disgraced TV historian (as in, historian who had a TV show not a historian specialising in TV) who has been called to serve as the expert on a film set.…

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Immortals Fenyx Rising might actually be great, for kids and adults alike

As I have now stepped through the dread portal to my 30s, I have noticed with horror that I sometimes start sentences with, "When I was young", which is basically the same as, "In my day". Might as well fall into my own grave now. But I do think - no, honestly, listen - that children's entertainment isn't as fun and grim as it used…

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Feature: This one goes off the rails, not going to lie

Podcast episode 114: the autumnal games special

I won't lie to you listener, the ratio of games to not-games chat on this week's episode of the Electronic Wireless Show is pretty... it's pretty low. This may be the least amount of games chat we've ever done. Nevertheless: here is a podcast. This time it is about autumnal games - not games about the season, but games that are cosy, that are good…

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The visual novel about axolotls is finished; is deeply weird and dark

When I first joined RPS two(!) years(!!) ago, one of the very first things I wrote about was RB: Axolotl, a visual novel about a bunch of axolotls living in different corners of a tank and having very intense, obsessive relationships with each other. At the time it was just a demo, but now it's a full game. I'm still playing my way through it,…

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Is your Cyberpunk 2077 merch cyberpunk enough?

We are now but a month out from the release of Cyberpunk 2077. The massive action RPG finally landed on a November 19th launch date after a couple of delays (any further chance of a date push having apparently been, itself, pushed by developers CD Projekt rolling back their "no mandatory crunch" policy). Not that we've been bereft of Cyberpunk content in the meantime. In…

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Feature: Scares as iconic as Aiden's cap

Add Hill House and the Bates Motel to The Sims 4 for the season of pumpkins

As the nights draw ever closer, and the windows of the local Tesco grow ever more pumpkiny, I have been burrowing into blankets, putting a hot water bottle on my feetsies (because we don't want to turn on the heating yet) and wallowing in some classic scares. But I have found this harder to do with games. Most games are, obviously, a very interactive experience,…

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The Sims 4 hits the slopes in new expansion Snowy Escape, with a trailer reveal today

EA have partially revealed the newest expansion pack for The Sims 4 - showing a modest glimpse of shoulder, if you will. But friends, it is a cold shoulder. The expansion is called Snowy Escape, and until a trailer is revealed later today, that's pretty much all we have to go on. That, and a screenshot collage of cheery Sims doing winter sport activities like…

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