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3 days ago

A remake of monster-moulding RPG Geneforge stormed it on Kickstarter

Clever RPG stalwarts Spiderweb Software have succesfully crowdfunded a remaster of Geneforge on Kickstarter in under 24 hours. They started the campaign on Wednesday, seeking a humble $30,000 dollars (£23,000). Their long-term goal is to freshen up the whole series, but that's a bridge for another time. 2002's Geneforge was the first of an interesting series of story-heavy RPGs, set in an original and carefully…

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Feature: Death meta

Have You Played… E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy?

E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy is a name so crap I can't even be bothered to mock it. And yet unlike 95% of crap names, I never forget it. EYE is one of my favourite games. It's a mess. There's so much wrong with it that I could probably slag it off for two full reviews, but I still like it too much.

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6 days ago

Feature: Platonic bomb

5 games that prove friendship is better and more interesting than romance

"Is it friendship? Or is it something more?" goes a common sentiment, particularly on days like today, when we celebrate the anniversary of Captain Cook getting stabbed to death. Well, that's a stupid question, because there is nothing more than friendship. Games are, for once, not much worse than other media at depicting and exploring themes of friendship. In fact, some of the best stories…

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Former Starbreeze CFO Sebastian Ahlskog convicted of insider trading

Former Starbreeze Studios chief financial officer Sebastian Ahlskog was convicted of insider trading this Tuesday. This follows from Sweden's Economic Crime Authority seizing SEK 700,000 (roughly £55,300 or $72,100) from him in December 2018 while raiding the company's headquarters and at least one private home, under suspicion that he'd abused his position to profit from Starbreeze's financial troubles.

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1 week ago

Activision Blizzard have pulled all their games from GeForce Now

Activision Blizzard have pulled all their games from the GeForce Now game streaming service, according to Nvidia. The service only launched in full last week, after two years in beta, and now none of its subscribers will be able to use it to play Blizzard's games. Sekiro will be missed, for one, as will Overwatch, and the Call Of Duty games. Nobody really wins here.

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Trim your bush in The Good Time Garden

Nudey entendre adventure The Good Time Garden is... well. If I say it's bizarrely sexual, you'll get the wrong idea. If I say it's disarmingly innocent, you'll get the wrong idea. If I say it's got a faintly "ooooh, saucy!" tone, even I'll want to dislike it, and I've just spent the last few minutes cackling with joy at it. It is all of those…

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Feature: Music to slip off to

The best video game music to fall asleep to

Sleep and games are among my favourite things. Certainly they're the biggest occupiers of my time, and thanks to my collection of chronic ailments they often overlap. I have always struggled with sleep, you see. It doesn't happen regularly, nor when I invite it. It simply comes when it comes (I've tried whatever you're about to suggest, thanks), and I've learned that it's best to…

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Feature: Gotta snack 'em all

The RPS Temtem Pick ‘n’ Mix menu: what do your favourite Temtem taste like?

Everyone is playing Temtem, but no-one is saying it: they are clearly edible. But which of these visibly delicious sweets is the best for you? After analysis of internal business and laboratory notes, several interviews, and much research in the field, I'm pleased to present our first ever Temtem flavour guide.

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2 weeks ago

Feature: Shock puppets

I kind of enjoy The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics

I haven’t seen the film The Dark Crystal. Until today, in fact, I didn’t know that was where this little screamy furball thing was from. And until the TV series based on it came out last year, I'd never really heard anyone talk about it. But apparently it was part of the standard films made in the 80s to permanently disturb the minds of children,…

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Sea Of Thieves players hosted a fashion show

A French Sea Of Thieves outfit called L'Arche Du Grog eschewed the call of booty to host the first major fashion event of the season earlier this week. Players joined together to showcase their outfits, but in terms of style and personality rather than price tag. They "had to walk and emote creatively according to the themes", as you can see in the below video.

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Feature: Knights who say "ni.exe"

The Trese Brothers dish details on Cyber Knights: Flashpoint, their new cyberpunk RPG

It's no secret that I adore Star Traders: Frontiers, the space captain RPG. It was my favourite game of 2018 and one of the best of the decade, and still threatens to consume my weekends whenever I carelessly click on its icon. Its creators, the Trese Brothers (it's pronounced "Trese"), have just successfully funded their new game, Cyber Knights: Flashpoint on Kickstarter. They met their…

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Feature: Rap won't save you

Orangeblood is a non-terrible JRPG trying too hard to sound cool

I haven't alienated a section of our audience for ages. How many of you like JRPGs? Stand up, come on. Don't be shy. I won't point and laugh and call them all terrible. Orangeblood is a JRPG about hip hop. It is about gangsta rap, thus unfortunately preoccupied with guns, murder and posturing. But as a setting for a game about combat... yeah, okay. That…

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3 weeks ago

Feature: No logo on the foam

Coffee Talk review

Mellow. I see little value in reducing games to a single word, but here that word is inescapable. Coffee Talk is a light visual novel with a drink mixing system, that lets you gently nudge its subplots towards good or bad outcomes. I can't tell you it was a particularly gripping, dramatic or funny story. But it was very mellow. That may sound like faint…

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Feature: Astrogeo drift

Have You Played… ΔV: Rings of Saturn?

We often get excited about a game doing more things. Who amongst us has not enthused about a game on the basis that "and you can x and you can y, wouldn't it be cool if you could z as well"? ΔV: Rings of Saturn has some more growing to do, principally in its promised story. But it's already got this calming, almost hypnotic core…

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Have You Played… Hardwar?

Hardwar is one of the most under-appreciated games I've ever played. In recent years we've had a revival of free roaming spaceflight games with... sigh. Okay, fine, Elite-likes. I still wish we got a modern version of Hardwar. A remake that captured its novel feel, and expanded on its ideas. And not another bloody MMO.

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Feature: Take me turns, six underworlds

Warhammer Underworlds: Online seems OK, I guess

Warhammer Underworlds: Online is an adaptation of the tabletop game that its publisher Games Workshop calls a "tactical arena combat game". That's a fair summary, but I'm struggling to come up something more detailed that isn't kind of negative. I'm finding it hard, to be brutally honest, to care about it much one way or the other.

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Feature: Joy of the rovers

I am proud of my ugly, humble creation in Space Engineers

For reasons, Space Engineers got its hooks into me last week. I had plans to fly around in space exploring, salvaging, and maybe pirating some rich jerks. But I started on a Mars-y orange planet (I am assured that Mars is not actually red, just its atmosphere), and had to get to space first. Well, first I had to figure out how the game worked,…

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