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5 days ago

Fortnite’s newest dance is no stranger to love

Did... did Fortnite run out of pop culture to nick? Have we really exhausted every last dance move, team? Was there nothing the kids find more romantic than a 1987 pop jam turned early web prank? This Valentine's Day, Epic Games introduced a whole new generation of kids to rick-rolling, announcing an Astley-tastic "Never Gonna" emote to the game using the oldest trick in the…

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Feature: Cats for Valentine's Day and a Valentine's Day for Cats!

Priceless Play – 15 February 2020

Well, gang, it's the day after Valentine's Day. The cynic's Half-Price Chocolate Day, the romantic's Intimacy Hangover day, and a day I will spend with my cat. Rather self-indulgently, I'd like to stake a claim in both the cynic's camp and the romantic's, though I don't think my cat cares for either chocolate or long talks about the future of our relationship. She'll never speak.…

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7 days ago

Kingdom Come Deliverance and Aztez are free on the Epic Store today

It's Thursday, and that means new free games on the Epic Store. Between now and February 20th there are two quite fight-y games up for grabs. The first is Kingdom Come: Deliverance, a rare medieval RPG that focuses more on historical stuff rather than the fantastical. Next up is Aztez, a side-scrolling brawler set in Aztec times when the only colours they had were red,…

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1 week ago

Feature: Compliments for fishing

Among Ripples is a tycoon game with a conscience – and pike

Well, I didn't expect to nearly burst into tears at the proof-of-concept demo for a management this week, but life is full of surprises, I suppose. The demo in question was for Among Ripples: Shallow Waters, a self-described "eco tycoon sim" slated for release next year, and I've had an eye on it for a while as part of my continuing mission to play as…

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Feature: Put your wallet away

Best free games for 2020

When you're looking for the best free games on PC, what are you looking for? We think we've got you covered with our selection below, whether it's browser games you can start playing instantly, free-to-play games to rival anything you'd spend money on, or downloadable games that you can play for a lifetime.

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2 weeks ago

Warcraft 3 refixes, Monster Hunter meets Resident Evil, and more of the week’s patches

This week, Blizzard started fixing Warcraft 3: Reforged following its rocky launch, Monster Hunter: World started a weird Resident Evil crossover event, Apex Legends added a new Legend, and Minecraft invited us into the new Nether. Read on for more of the week's PC gaming patches in The Weekly Updates Update.

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Feature: Breaking down and building up

Priceless Play – 8 February 2020

To say that there's a lot going on in the world right now would be an understatement. I recently played Studio Oleomingus's The Indifferent Wonder Of An Edible Place, which destroyed me (in the best possible way). I wrote about it here, but it didn't come easy. For a couple of hours, I walked around my apartment in a daze, wondering how I could possibly…

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Nab board games Carcassonne and Ticket To Ride free from the Epic Game Store

Board games don't belong on computers. They're a refuge from the screens that bore into our eyeballs and our lives, a chance to bask in the musky glow of fleshy humans. But sometimes those humans are far away, and sometimes stores give digitised board games away for free. The Epic Games Store is handing out the tile-laying town-planning sheep-appreciating Carcassonne, along with the railway-building Ticket…

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3 weeks ago

Sample The Haunted PS1’s scares in this week’s free Demo Disk

Frequent Itch.io shoppers will have noticed the store's gotten rather spooky of late. In the last year, it's become near-impossible to move for all the retro-styled spookers - lo-fi horror games with few polygons and even fewer pixels. That's largely down to the devils at The Haunted PS1, a community of indie necromancers fiendishly resurrecting the aesthetics of early PlayStation scares. Now, they're reviving another…

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That dang goose can now be let loose on your desktop

Right, listen. There hasn't been a single good goose-based goof, joke, edit, photoshop, tweet or otherwise made in the five months since House House let Untitled Goose Game loose upon the world. Slapping the feathered devil into any old context just doesn't cut it, and the phrase "and you are a horrible goose" is a patter abyss - this is the hill I choose to…

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Feature: Games to stave away existential dread

Priceless Play – 1 February 2020

Well, we've made it to February of 2020. Has the sheen of the new decade worn off yet? It sure does seem like, even with the new numbers and everything, we're pretty much right where we left off. My laundry doesn't suddenly do itself now that I live in the future, and politics still suck. It seems that coming to live in the brave new…

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Revenant slashes into Apex Legends’ Season 4 launch trailer

Ah, Jimmy, we hardly knew ye. Today's launch trailer for Apex Legends Season 4: Assimilation confirms it. Forge was a bust - a well-executed bait-and-switch that almost had us thinking months of speculation had been for naught. Rest in peace, beefcake. After slaughtering suits and televised stabbing, killer-for-hire and one-time Halloween-announcer Revenant is taking his collection of knives to murder island when the next season…

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Schwerkraftprojektionsgerät is Increpare’s fiendish four-way take on Tetris

Fancy yourself a dab hand at Tetris, aye? After over 35 years, who doesn't? Stephen "Increpare" Lavelle wants you to put those skills to the test with his latest free experiment, Schwerkraftprojektionsgerät (Gravity Projection Device, Google Translate assures me). Released this week with the look of a quirky old German toy, Lavelle's devious browser game challenges you to four simultaneous games of Tetris, using the…

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Farming Simulator 19 is free on Epic right now

You've seen the memes but have you sown the greens? All and sundry (and sundried) are today invited to play Farming Simulator 19 for themselves for free, as it's the latest giveaway on the Epic Games Store. Maybe you'll try a 360 noscope furrow, or maybe you'll be drawn into the quiet world of virtual agriculture. My work sim of choice is trucking but yeah…

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4 weeks ago

Mooncharmer invites you to dance, limbs be damned

I'm not really sure I "get" Mooncharmer. Released last month by Paws Menu's Michael Berto and artist Joost Eggermont, Mooncharmer is a self-described "visual moment" - collectively an interactive diorama, a Bandcamp EP and (if you pay up) a collection of media "arranged musically", Mooncharmer isn't even really something you play. Leave the game running and it'll chug along of its own accord, strolling and…

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Duelyst is shutting down for good next month

Card-shuffling strategy Duelyst is powering down next month. Such is the way of free online games, sadly. Bidding farewell to Duelyst in an announcement on Friday, developers Counterplay Games are "saddened to announce" that all servers will officially close on February 27th at 11pm (3pm PST). If you've ever wanted to give it a shot - and from the reception it got in the RPS…

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Fortnite’s long-overdue Chapter 2: Season 2 arrives with a new physics engine next month

You could've just called it Season 12. Instead, I have to report that - after being pushed back another two weeks - Fortnite Battle Royale: Chapter 2: Season 2 will finally launch on February 20th. As they say, though, good things come to those who wait. Those extra two weeks of Season 1 will come with new Overtime Challenges, an unannounced two-week long limited event,…

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Artist Taro Oono turns gifs into delightful Twitter microgames

Japanese animator and illustrator Taro Oono (official site) may also be one of the most prolific game developers you've never heard of. But despite launching dozens of tiny interactive vignettes convened with domestic life, family antics and gorillas, you won't find his catalogue on Steam, Epic or even indie-centric Itch.io. For a little under a year, Oono has been posting his collection of short, hand-drawn…

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Feature: Roguelites, clickers, and city sims for troubled times

Priceless Play – 25 January 2020

I know a game is good when I write down a to-do list with pen and paper. Games are great for goal-setting, but they're also great for goofing around and goalless, meaningful mindlessness. This is why I'm a big fan of roguelite games, which feel like endless loops of manageable tasks. Weirdly, the endlessness of them never really feels onerous. Instead of feeling frustrated with…

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The whole Half-Life story is free to play on Steam right now

It has come to my attention that some people have not played the Half-Life games, to which I can only say: mate, I think you might really like it. Valve will soon return to the series after thirteen years with Half-Life: Alyx in March, and ahead of that they're inviting everyone to catch up on the story so far. From now until the launch of…

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