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7 days ago

Feature: But don't try to export it

The Flare Path: RTFM

Just as real aircraft are a lot more dangerous than sim ones, real aircraft documentation can imperil its owners in ways the sim variety can't. This week it emerged Oleg Tishchenko, a 42-year-old avionics expert at Eagle Dynamics in Moscow, has been extradited to the US from Georgia to face multiple charges connected with the procurement, smuggling and reselling of manuals for recent and current…

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Feature: Plane sailing

Have You Played… the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod?

When Graham asked if you'd played Just Cause 2, he (correctly) spent most of his time praising the extent of its wanton destruction. Then he claimed that the multiplayer mod "lets you wreak the same havoc – and much more – in huge multiplayer servers." I don't think he realises how right he was.

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1 week ago

Feature: Fort for the day

Has Fortnite been improved by its updates?

Play games online and you’ll be familiar with the idea of a “skill ceiling”: the concept of how good it's possible to be at something, before there's no more room to improve. Fortnite Battle Royale has one too, except it’s a literal ceiling. I’m trapped underneath it — a flat pane of patchwork brick — by a bunnyhopping bear-person with a shotgun. I try to…

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Feature: You could say their dominance came as a... Shock

Know It OWL: San Francisco Shock Special Edition

The thing about writing a column about the Overwatch League is that you have to be selective. There are 20 teams playing 16 games per week, so you necessarily have to pick out certain stories to follow and let others fall by the wayside. Unfortunately, that means that I have barely mentioned the team who just became our stage two champions, San Francisco Shock. Oops.…

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Feature: The second life

Have You Played… The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim?

Another winter, another new Skyrim save file. You may be asking why I own this particular game on multiple different platforms, and sometimes more than once on one platform (looking at you Special Edition). You may think it’s because I like to create a different character build each time, a wise mage, a heavy melee warrior, or a stealthy archer. You may think it’s because…

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Feature: Tracking the greatest prey of all

Premature Evaluation: Pandemic Express – Zombie Escape

Pandemic Express is a game about a bunch of humans escaping a bunch of zombies. The humans, who all resemble French mimes in plague masks, are attempting to board and pilot a train to freedom. The zombies, who all resemble horrible goblins who’ve crept out of a Hieronymus Bosch painting, are out to stop them, using their fangs and claws to monch and clonch the…

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Feature: Jetpack joyride

Astroneer is reaching for the stars in its upcoming jetpack update

Space survival craft 'em ups can be pretty grim places, what with the lack of oxygen and constant threat of being eaten alive by the resident fauna and all that, but for some developers there's nowhere more hostile than the mothership from which they all originate. “Throw a dart on Steam,” says Joe Tirado, head communications honcho for Astroneer, “and you could probably hit a…

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Feature: Grapple your way into the lead and out of friendships

Have You Played… SpeedRunners?

Everything has conditioned us to expect that when we play as a superhero in a game, we're going to be thwarting some villain's plan, or preventing some great evil from occurring. But in SpeedRunners, you never actually get to that point. Instead, you're racing against other superheroes (all with remarkably similar powers...) in a desperate attempt to reach the scene of the crime first.

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Feature: Ditch-digging thrills

Dwarf Fortress diary: The Basement of Curiosity episode eleven – The Sect of Troubling

Last time on the BoC: The War Mayor Dashmob’s bombastic drive to militarise the fortress met a grisly end, as a massive mounted goblin army came sweeping out of the jungle. The War Mayor and his entire army died, slaughtered to the last in holding the goblins off. Everyone, that is, except the seemingly indestructible Id. Now, Id and the Basement’s other survivors must pick…

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Feature: More silly hats than Royal Ascot

Modder Superior: Trying on A Hat In Time mods for size

This week, we're breaking from delving through our back catalogues in favour of a recent game with a still-growing mod community. A Hat In Time is still one of the better 3D platformers on PC, only improved by two big chunks of DLC recently. Developers Gears For Breakfast have gone the extra mile on mod integration, with user-made worlds accessible from a special room in…

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2 weeks ago

Feature: Deep Blue Something

Steam Charts: Getting Dishy With The Fishy Edition

WARNING: If you're reading this, there is a very strong chance you're looking at news on your favourite game. Please, it's imperative you click on to discover crucial information.

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Feature: Don't trust the frogs

Have You Played… Papo & Yo?

For all its dreamy landscapes, talking robot toys and unusually high population of poisonous frogs, Papo & Yo is not a happy game. Based on designer Vander Callabero's own troubled childhood, Papo & Yo is very much in the same vein as games like That Dragon, Cancer and The Town of Light - hard-hitting, true-to-life stories that use the game as a lens to tackle…

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Hades makes me want to break out of my gaming comfort zone

I really like Hades, Supergiant Games’ early access roguelite. It’s a bit of a surprise – “early access” and “roguelite” are never usually descriptions that I seek out when I’m choosing what to play. Even more surprising, then, that it’s exactly those two things that I really appreciate about the game. Let me explain.

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The Sunday Papers

Sundays are for finally going on one of the nice walks you told yourself you'd do when you moved to Brighton. The South Downs are lovely. I will be there, rather than reading the best writing about videogames from the past week (and beyond). I'm sure that's lovely too. Here's an interesting bag of thoughts from Michael Heron over at Meeples Like Us. They concern…

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How one deaf Overwatch fan is trying to make the game more accessible

If you’re tuning into the Overwatch League’s stage two playoffs this weekend, you might see a video featuring 14-year-old Danik Soudakoff. Soudakoff is an attendee of some of the games in the Burbank arena, a fan of the Los Angeles Valiant, and deaf. When attending games, he gets an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter to keep him informed, and he’s been a part of creating…

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Feature: Australia: real or not real?

Priceless Play – 11 May

Australia seems like one of those mythical places everyone agrees exists, but I have seen little to no evidence either supporting or discrediting this claim. My Australian friends are ephemeral beings, constantly on flights which last upwards of fifteen hours. Where are they going? I hope they're happy there, wherever they are. Firmly in the pro-Australia camp is The Freeplay Independent Games Festival. "Australia's longest-running…

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Feature: Well?

What are we all playing this weekend?

The weather has fooled me. I've been so busy thinking we're in an endless winter that I didn't see May coming. Now it's May, which means it's almost June. Which means it's almost E3. Where did that come from. I should race everyone to book time off after E3 to recover from working stupid hours on Los Angeles time from Scotland. Agh. As tiring as…

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