Rain World’s slippery Slugcat is coming to PC this year

It is better to GIF than to receive. Nobody follows this wise and ancient proverb more faithfully than the developers of survival platformer Rain World [official site]. The game’s ‘slugcat’ has been enticing the RPS office for years by jumping from one platform to another, squeezing between pipes and rescuing little slugkittens in a variety of handsome animations. We’ve got some more to show you below. But this time there is some vague news attached: Rain World will finally be coming out this year.
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Donut Wrangler serves up endless beautiful donuts

While I’m sorry we can’t yet join our playsiblings on consoles in gushing over the sumptous foodstuffs of dine-o-dating sim Final Fantasy XV, I am delighted by the donuts of Donut Wrangler [Itch page]. These are good-looking donuts. Look at those donuts! Lovely. Donut Wrangler itself is a simple physics-based stack ’em up about a tiny fork building a huge tower of donuts but just look at these sweeties! The perfect balance of realism and cartoon that makes me want to reach out and poke at their goo-filled doughbellies. Cracking donuts. Read the rest of this entry »

Titanfall 2 adding ‘Live Fire’ one-minute mode for free

A zippy new multiplayer mode is coming to Titanfall 2 [official site], offering 6v6 Pilot-only close-quarters action with one-minute rounds. I know a lot of our gushing about our favourite FPS of 2016 has focused on its campaign but the multiplayer is cracking too. It doesn’t hurt that all new multiplayer modes and modes are free. So yes, the new mode is named Live Fire and it should arrive in the next big content update with two maps of its own. Read the rest of this entry »

Zoom-o: Windows 10 ‘Game Mode’ to boost performance

Windows 10 will add a ‘Game Mode’ to “improve the performance of your PC games”, Microsoft have announced. They don’t say much about what it actually is but hey, free performance boosts are always welcome. I’d also accept it changing my desktop wallpaper to some glowy tendril-y abstract art made in 1999 with a pirated copy of Photoshop following a tutorial, adding System Shock 2 noises as system sounds, pausing my Napster downloads, and setting my AOL Instant Messenger away status. That’s what I’d want from a Game Mode, at least. Read the rest of this entry »

Darkest Dungeon update adding enemies, but expansion delayed

New enemies are coming to Darkest Dungeon [official site] as part of the upcoming free update adding a shorter (but not easier) ‘Radiant’ mode. That’s the word from developers Red Hook Studios, who say they’re planning to launch the update by early February with other a number of “quality of life” tweaks too. The bad news is that all this extra work will push the dungeon crawler’s expansion, the vampiric Crimson Court, back into April. I’ll happily wait for that, especially if other fanciness is coming first. Like that ↑ new cheerleading Bone Bearer. Read the rest of this entry »

Key reseller G2A launch first own game, a VR theme park

There is always a lighthouse, there's always a man, there's always a city.

G2A, the game key reselling marketplace once accused of facilitating a “black market economy” partially fuelled by credit card fraud, have release the first game from their own in-house development studio. G2A Land [official site] is a BioShock Infinite-lookin’ virtual theme park for Rift. It’s a grab bag of VR experiences, including a roller coaster, a virtual cinema, and a pretty-looking undersea tour. G2A’s move into actually making games is a curious one, especially with their focus on VR. Read the rest of this entry »

Hand-ski into VR Early Access game Lucid Trips

Lucid Dreams

One of the games fresh out of the Steam oven (well, sort of still in the oven because it’s in early access but you’re allowed to start eating it now) is Lucid Trips [official site]. It caught my eye because of its dreamscapes and sense of motion suggested by the trailers I saw. It’s a VR project though, and I don’t have access to any of the RPS VR sets currently so trailers and screenshots are all I have to peer at. Read the rest of this entry »