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Feature: Two Years Of Planetside 2

Two Year Talk: Interviewing Planetside 2’s Creative Director

Planetside 2 is two years old today and still going strong. It's a Planniversary, if you will. Ahem. I've written a bunch about my time with the game, including this. Yes, I like it a lot. One person who has been at the forefront of that long campaign of making me like something for two whole years, and who was also implicated in the complex…

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Feature: The Moon Is Made Of Cheese

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel review

It's a little tricky to avoid feeling that a review of The Pre-Sequel (!) is superfluous. Surely everyone in the world has had a taste of Borderlands at this point, and have made their minds up about it? This is very much more of that same formula, with zaniness turned up to... What's that, Steve? You've never played a Borderlands game? Wow. Well then, I'd…

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Feature: Kissing The Bullfrog

Satellite Reign: Hands-On With Cyberpunk’s Rising Star

Back when I interviewed Syndicate-veteran Mike Diskett about his plans for Satellite Reign, I was buoyant with excitement: he spoke of systems, not scripting, and of sprawling cyberpunk cities playing host to mad shoot 'em freedom, just like we were promised in the old days. Now, having spent some time with the "pre-alpha" test release that the team have put out to backers, I can…

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Have You Played… Eve Online?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. There are MMOs, and there's Eve Online. There are space games, and there is the space game which is a thriving, living universe populated by thousands of players and brought to life by their very real industry, political machination, and endless conflict. It…

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Feature: Old As Time

Ancient Space review

Space games are having something of a renaissance of late, but it's only in the fly-and-shoot genres that we're seeing much concrete promise (specifically with the rise and rise of Elite: Dangerous). The RTS meanwhile still pines for Homeworld, and while there are a number of games on our space-radar, nothing has yet to really spool up our jump drive and push into the next…

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Feature: From The Archive

Street Cleaning Simulator: Diary Of A Street Cleanin’ Man

Every Sunday, we reach deep into Rock, Paper, Shotgun's 141-year history to pull out one of the the best moments from the archive. This week, another Jim road trip, only this time he's cleaning up the mean streets of Street Cleaning Simulator. This article was first published on July 8th 2011 with the title, "Street Cleanin' Man", an age before we were all au fait…

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Have You Played… Unity Of Command?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Proving that sometimes the simplest games are the most effect, Unity of Command distilled the wargamer's love of hexes and history to create and Eastern front game that is all about the cold number of war. Strange, then, that it should be one…

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Feature: From The Archive

Why Fuel Is Still A Showroom Of Videogame Possibilities

Starting today, every Sunday we're going to pull out one of the best moments from Rock, Paper, Shotgun's 141-year history. This week, Jim's road trip around post-apocalyptic racing game Fuel, first published June 22nd 2009 with the title, "Fuel: Around The World In Eight Hours". With The Crew just around the corner, a Mad Max game in-development and open-terrain survival games on the rise, the…

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Feature: Zap, boom, and level up

Planetside 2: My Favourite Game Of The Past Two Years

There have been so many beautiful and clever games appear in the past two years that I find myself surprised to be saying this: Planetside 2 is my favourite game of the past two years. Sure, I've practically lived off Teleglitch at times, and actually been made to like an adventure game via KRZ, but Planetside's bright and sparkly sequel has truly colonised my PC.…

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Feature: Still waiting for Ludo XII

Wot I Checked: Chess 2 – The Sequel

Ah, Chess 2. A joke made real? Seems like it, only they're not joking. This is a straight up remix and rebalance intended to shuffle the game away from its standard opening/closing moves and to fix the "problems" of the venerable chequered board format. But how can that work? And more importantly: does it work? Read on for my handful of chess anecdotes and some…

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Planetside 2: Hunt With The Traitors!

Playing Planetside 2 with RPS doesn't have to be about purple trousers or giraffe textures, no sir. In fact it can be entirely about freedom, unfloating tanks, and impressive armour (above), thanks to Rock Traitor Shotgun, our New Conglomerate faction outfit on the newly repopulated Miller server. (Man, it was busy this weekend.) This alternative team are having a bit of a shindig on the…

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Join Us At 8pm UK Time For Streamed Planetside 2

Hello you. We're going to be streaming Planetside 2 at 8pm, and you'll be able to watch that in the further expanse of this post if you tune your computer to Twitch-o-vision at that time (that's two hours after the publication time of this post.) We have a special guest, Planetside 2's senior art director, the tremendous Tramell Isaac, who will be talking us through…

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Feature: The Men, They War

Men Of War: Assault Squad 2 review

Okay! It's a sequel called Men Of War: Assault Squad 2, which is a name that will tell you the exact game it is based upon, if you think hard enough. What this means is that we have a new batch of multiplayer-facing missions (although some playable single player) in the fabulously vivid and brutal Men Of War engine. And the Men Of War setting.…

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Wot I Made: Sir, You Are Being Hunted V1.0

We're not going to be publishing a Wot I Think of the game Sir, You Are Being Hunted because one of the principle people behind it - although secondary in overall accomplishment to the mercurial Tom Betts and the incendiary James Carey - is me. I started a small game design company (just the three of us) back in 2010, and in November 2012 we…

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Feature: Critical Ninja

What’s Up With Warframe?

By which I mean: I've played Warframe over the past couple of weeks and will now write about it, for your possible edification. Warframe is a sci-fi over-the-shoulder shooter where space ninjas have upgradeable sharkfin heads. Sadly that doesn't quite clinch the deal, because the free-to-play beast of Digital Extremes has been in beta for a year now, and still hasn't quite driven home the…

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