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Craig Pearson

2 weeks ago

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Gunfight mode is an intimate 2v2 deathmatch

I'll admit that I'm almost impressed that Infinity Ward is showing restraint with the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. I figured that it would try and gobble up the ever-increasing player numbers that have been spurred on by the battle royale craze and announce the world's first 7.53 billion multiplayer mode, set on a 1:1 recreation of the Earth. But my cynicism was shown…

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Wander through a dying city this month in A Place For The Unwilling

The thing about living things is that they eventually die. That’s what A Place for the Unwilling, a narrative adventure game from Alpixel Games, is about. The city is dying, and you have 21 days to live through the final days of the Living City. Stories happen all across the world, and time moves on, so you have to decide what to see and do…

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Oral hijinks: Crumble is a game where a blob parkours with its tongue

Very few games utilise the mouth’s mightiest organ to its full potential. I’m talking about the tongue, a truly versatile muscle. One that can taste, talk, entice, insult, and make silly noises. You can't do that with a hand, and yet we so rarely see tongues holding guns in games. That's why Crumble caught my attention. It's a platform game about a blob blobbing across…

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Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is adorbs and out now

If I were to tell you that Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble is out today, you’d be within your rights to call me a liar and email my mum to tell on me. It was released yesterday. The Advanced Wars-style sequel is here already if you’re looking for some turn-based tweeness with toy-like tanks and huggable helis. The trailer has breached my defenses and landed…

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Morphies Law: Remorphed expands onto PC this month

Morphies Law: Remorphed has appeared like a background extra on RPS over the past two years, with only fleeting glimpses of this strange multiplayer shooter where you exchange mass with other players. But here it is. The star of the show. The main playa. It’s arriving on PC on July 30th, so let’s see what this team-based shooter has to offer.

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Despite being Iceborne, the new Monster Hunter World expansion is warm and wet

You need some downtime when you’re huntering monsterers. You need to take the time to wash the Jagras bile out your hair, to trim your Palico's claws, and to talk to your fellow hunterererers about the Gajau that got away. Capcom has realised that, because the incoming expansion, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, has group baths, saunas, and more monsters as well. Videos below.

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We’re not kidding: Goat Of Duty is a multiplayer goat deathmatch

Where would we be without goats? For one, my girlfriend’s phone would have about 60GB of free space where all her goat GIFs are currently. I’d also be able to sleep through the night without hearing her phone bleating like a goat once an hour with ‘Goat Facts’. She loves goats. But more relevant to this website, we wouldn’t have this trailer below about Goat…

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Watch Starbase’s developers break their game in an educational way

Frozenbyte's next game, Starbase, is a fairly typical space game that's new ground for the developer, but perhaps old ground if you've played Space Engineers. You'll build a ship, tweaking everything from the hull and the wiring, and then scoot around the star system worrying about it. It's a fragile, breakable vessel that could turn into a torn-open can of beans at the slightest sneeze…

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Microsoft release Windows 1.11 as a Stranger Things 3 doodad

Here’s a fun wee thing: just like the ever-encroaching evil of the Netflix banger's big bad, Stranger Things 3 is insinuating itself into our world. In what's possibly the show at its most evil, it's enacting a corporate strategic placement opportunity to promote brand growth and engagement. If you're brave enough to go on, here's how: Microsoft has released an app called Windows 1.11 that…

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StarCraft: Remastered gets a ‘toon up

I sense a theme developing here. My 'triumphant' return to RPS, after five years away, is nothing but stories about classic game series being given cartoonish makeovers. First Turok down there, and now StarCraft: Remastered. While Turok has been re-worked into a new game and genre, StarCraft: Cartooned is a lick of paint over the ancient RTS. Though it's a lick from a brush made…

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New Turok game is more cute ’em up than shoot ’em up

Though it says so in the headline, I feel it’s worth repeating that the game in that screenshot is a Turok game, called Turok: Escape from Lost Valley. Yes, Turok. The dinosaur FPS series from the ‘90s. So now we’re all together on this, I can also tell you that it’s an isometric action adventure game with some of the cutest dinosaurs you'll ever kill,…

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5 years ago

Feature: Head Short

Impressions: Fancy Skulls

Tower Of Guns, and Paranautical Activity are fun, single-player shooters that I've dropped in and out of a fair bit this year. It's been a surprise, as I generally don't enjoy games that are mostly about shooting. Perhaps I am maturing? Or maybe I'm getting less mature. The answer is up for interpretation. Now they've been joined by Fancy Skulls, a similarly boxed-in gun game…

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Feature: Adolescent sex fiasco

Fish, Hitler, And Naughty Language: DLC Is Bloody Weird

What do Hitler, Snoop Dogg, George Washington, and Shakespeare have in common? If you said they all appear in Rik Mayall's autobiography Bigger Than Hitler, Better Than Christ*, you're wrong. Washington and Snoop aren't mentioned in that. The correct answer is that each has been digitised and reformed--Weird Science style--into your games as DLC. There's a lot of DLC out there, ranging from the mundane…

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Feature: Giger Encounter

Hands-On: Alien Isolation

Alien: Isolation is a hybrid of stealth and survival horror. A game where you are a very weak person against a very strong thing, but where you know where that strong thing is at all times. You can't kill it, but you can avoid it, antagonise it, and occasionally attack it to give you time to flee. I've been wandering the Sevastopol, encountering humans, crafting,…

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Feature: The Philadelphia Experiment

First Look: Homefront – The Revolution

I'm not sure how a Homefront sequel that I didn't really care about became a Crysis game that I really want to play, but that's what I saw the other day. Homefront: The Revolution is Crysis. Hilariously Crysis. So very very Crysis. And yet it's a Crysis game that Crytek haven't even managed to make, despite having all the component parts. Now they are, and…

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Feature: High-frequency Hair-dos

Interview: Shooting The Queen With Chris Hecker

Excellent and terrifying human behaviour sim SpyParty is still in development. I know this because party host Chris Hecker sent an invite to the RPS inbox, asking if we wanted to see the new art for the game. It would be an exclusive soiree just for us. I dressed for the occasion, meaning I put on clothes, and prepared my notebook with all the questions…

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Feature: Early Hacksess

Impressions: Hack ‘N’ Slash

The first thing that happens in Hack 'N' Slash is the player is given a weapon, a sword, and then it breaks. Beneath the sword's external stabby part is a USB interface. A smarter person would point out how this is a microcosm of the game, because you solve puzzles by peeling away the game's outer layer to manipulate the code beneath the surface. Me?…

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Feature: Stalk this way

Impressions: Stalker: Lost Alpha

Stalker: Lost Alpha is out, but it's not finished. Typical Stalker, really. The game, a fan-fronted effort to reconnect all the elements that were cut from Shadow of Chernobyl, was leaked during development. The developers have chosen to release it earlier than planned, and I decided to try it out. It's still Stalker, still based on the first game, but at the same time it's…

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Feature: You've got undead on you

Contagion review

Contagion's a multiplayer zombie shooter game. Yes, it's a co-op game where players are the survivors and the undead, and yes it's even in the Source Engine. But it's good. It's not great, and it has problems, but for the 9 hours I sunk into it in the past week, I've had lot of fun, and I've even had something happen to me that I've…

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Feature: Vroom with a view

Trials Fusion review

I was ready to love Trials Fusion. Trials Evolution Gold Edition turned out to be the perfect game to play when I didn't have much time or didn't know what to play. It filled in the holes of a busy day or fixed a boring evening. I didn't care that it was only on Uplay, and I didn't suffer any the bugs that bogged it…

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