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Cyberpunk 2077 will be shorter than The Witcher 3 because players complained it was too long

"We got a lot of complaints about The Witcher 3's main story just being too long"

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Watch Nate destroy a Dwarf Fortress live with the game's creator

It's bye bye Basement, and hello Tarn Commandments

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Cyberpunk 2077 will be shorter than The Witcher 3 because players complained it was too long

Here it is, your regularly scheduled Cyberpunk 2077 news courtesy of CD Projekt Red's most recent Night City Wire. On Friday's stream, senior quest designer Patrick K Mills said that the game's story campaign will be shorter than The Witcher 3's because players complained about how long it took to finish Geralt's adventure."We got a lot of complaints about The Witcher 3's main story just…

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12 hours ago

Watch Nate destroy a Dwarf Fortress live with the game’s creator

Step aside Basement Of Curiosity, The Tarn Commandments demand it. Last week's PAX Online X EGX Digital event brought us many a wonderful livestream, including a load of Dwarf Fortress content from our resident dwarf expert, Nate Crowley. Sadly, the sun has set on his long-running series The Basement Of Curiosity - a weekly diary chronicling his attempts to build an illegal, underground zoo in…

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13 hours ago

Microsoft have bought Bethesda

Update: Microsoft say they'll "keep the commitment" to bring Bethesda's Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo to PS5 as timed exclusives. More below.Microsoft just announced they've bought ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda. The developers of games such as Skyrim, Fallout, Dishonored, Prey, Doom, Quake and all those classics are now technically Xbox Game Studios. Xbox boss Phil Spencer made a post welcoming the developers, in…

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16 hours ago

The Elder Scrolls online ends its Skyrim storyline with a visit to Markarth this November

Markarth is a lovely place. It's got fascinating Dwemer ruins, delightful locals, and no evil shrines hiding in any of its pleasant homes, absolutely not, no siree. If you fancy paying it a visit, this charming Skyrim city is coming to Bethesda's MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online, on November 2nd.The (creatively named) Markarth DLC is the gripping conclusion to the Dark Heart Of Skyrim, ESO's…

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3 days ago

Sea Of Thieves is offering a free Ori-themed ship set this weekend

It's Talk Like A Pirate Day on Saturday, so naturally, Rare's excellent pirate adventure Sea Of Thieves has some goodies in store for its players. The first of which is a free ship set inspired by Ori And The Blind Forest (or Will Of The Wisps, I suppose). And the second is a whole weekend of double gold and reputation rewards between today and Sunday…

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Left 4 Dead 2’s huge The Last Stand update lands next week

If you're aching for some new things to do in Left 4 Dead 2, then I have some wonderful news. The game's first official content update in eight years drops on September 24th bringing with it The Last Stand, a campaign based on the first game's lighthouse Survival mode map.Now, that would be pretty cool in itself, but this update is adding not one, but…

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4 days ago

Tencent’s investments in Epic and Riot Games have caught the attention of the US government

Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent have managed to draw the eyes of the US government for their dealings with American companies like Riot and Epic Games. Tencent own the former and have a 40% stake in the latter, not to mention ties with Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft, Discord, and more. Now, a government agency want to know how Tencent are handling the security of Americans' personal data.

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You Suck At Parking made me really happy to be in a car crash

I've never been so called out by a game name. Look, I took a break from driving for like six months because of the pandemic. You try going that long without having to parallel park, yeah? They say the skill comes back quick but it most certainly does not. Thankfully, Happy Volcano's You Suck At Parking does not actually make you drive a real vehicle.…

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Historical sword dueler Hellish Quart comes out in early access this December

Remember Hellish Quart? It's that physics-based swordfighty dueling game influenced by Bushido Blade, and made by a former animator and motion capture actor for The Witcher 3. Jakub Kisiel is his name, and 17th century fencing is his game. It comes out in early access on December 7th, so keep that date in mind If you fancy challenging your pals to some one on one…

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5 days ago

Quake’s soundtrack by Nine Inch Nails is out on vinyl now

If you fancy rocking out to a little bit of Quake, the game's original soundtrack by Nine Inch Nails is available to buy on vinyl now. It's the hot record for 2020, featuring aptly named tracks like "Life", "Damnation" and "Aftermath". Oh and "Quake Theme", I guess.When the listing for the record went up yesterday, a cheeky note said that it was supposed to come…

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Myst is returning yet again, this time for VR too

Myst on Android! Myst on PS4! Myst on Nintendo DS! Myst on Switch! And now, Myst on the Oculus Quest! Jeez, we get it Cyan Worlds, you like re-releasing Myst. Yesterday's Facebook Connect revealed the freshly "reimagined" version of the 1993 adventure game, which is set to arrive sometime this December. While the focus is on the fact it's being made for VR, the new…

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Crusader Kings 3 is getting a huge fantasy mod inspired by Dragon Age and The Witcher

One of the main reasons I'm not super into games like Crusader Kings 3 is that they're based on proper history. I know, I know, how uncultured of me. What can I say? Magic and dragons in medieval settings just fire me up a bit more. That excuse won't fly much longer, though, because some CK3 fans are making a mod inspired by the likes…

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6 days ago

Valorant’s director wants to add some chilled social spaces to the competitive FPS

Valorant can be a pretty tense game. Not that that's a bad thing - the tension in competitive games is what brings most of the excitement, but it usually comes hand in hand with a fair amount of stress. Now, Riot's tactical FPS has already got a couple of slightly less competitive modes if you aren't feeling up to a full match, but it would…

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Celebrate Undertale’s fifth anniversary with this orchestral concert performing the soundtrack

It's been five years since Toby Fox graced our lives with Undertale, so let's watch a concert to celebrate. Streamed last night, Undertale's Fifth Anniversary concert saw the Music Engine orchestra perform songs from the soundtrack for over two hours, as well as piano performances from Toby Fox himself.Fox also took the anniversary as an opportunity to provide an update on second chapter of Deltarune,…

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Civilization’s Sid Meier talked to RPS all about his brilliant career at PAX X EGX

Sid Meier, that legendary game dev whose name sits before the names of Civilization games, had a lovely chat with our very own Nate Crowley this weekend, as part of PAX Online X EGX Digital. The pair talked all about some of the most notable parts of Meier's career - including, Railroad Tycoon, Pirates!, and Civilization - as well as chat about his upcoming book,…

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7 days ago

Ubisoft’s Gods & Monsters was renamed after trademark troubles with Monster Energy

I can honestly tell you that Gods & Monsters never once made me think about Monster Energy drink, but the drinks company apparently thought otherwise. It's come to light that Monster actually filed a legal opposition to Ubisoft's Gods & Monsters trademark.A couple of weeks ago, Ubi revealed they'd renamed the game to Immortals Fenyx Rising, citing creative reasons for the switch. That doesn't seem…

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EA are dumping the Origin name with their new “EA desktop app”

Origin is, like, so last decade. A few weeks ago, Electronic Arts changed the name of Origin Access to EA Play. Turns out it's not just the subscription service getting a shake-up however, oh no, they're coming for the Origin software too. EA aren't getting rid of their launcher, rather it's suffering a far worse fate: it's being renamed to the EA desktop app. How…

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1 week ago

Star Citizen director assures fans it “is not a pipe dream”

Chris Roberts, the director of Star Citizen, took to the sandbox space game's forum this weekend to address recent complaints on how long it's taking to implement certain features. It comes as a response to a fan's YouTube video questioning why the perpetually-in-development MMO doesn't yet have certain aspects of the "atmospheric room systems", which were first shown by developers Cloud Imperium four years ago.

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Twitch Plays Microsoft Flight Simulator went surprisingly well

Twitch Plays is a strange beast. You'd think that allowing loads of viewers in Twitch chat control all the actions in a video game might be a disaster, and yet the hivemind never seems to disappoint. Twitch chat has tackled Pokémon, (kinda) beat Dark Souls, and they even managed to beat a chess grandmaster at his own game. But now they've taken to the skies…

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PAX X EGX schedule is up, detailing the nine days of gaming goodness

PAX Online and EGX Digital have teamed up this month to bring you PAX X EGX, a joint show we here at RPS have been affectionately referring to as "Pax Eggs". Starting Saturday, you'll be able to feast your eyes on nine days of round-the-clock streams - from live Let's Plays and competitive tournaments, to developer panels and podcasts. We'll be there doing some fun…

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