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12 hours ago

A Hat In Time adds cat crimes and fifty-player online in its next DLC

Good Mario-style 3D platformers aren't too common on PC, so I'm happy to see A Hat In Time still expanding. Announced today, the Nyakuza Metro DLC lands on May 10th, and adds two big new things to Gears For Breakfast's collectathon platformer. First is a whole new story zone, the titular Nyakuza Metro, a neon Tokyo-inspired railroad hub, infested with cat burglars and other felonious…

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13 hours ago

Blacksad: Under The Skin sleuths out a September launch

Two gritty noir detective stories starring anthropomorphic animals in as many days? Stranger things have happened. Blacksad: Under The Skin, the adventure game adaptation of the famous Spanish comic series, is set to launch on September 26th. While developers Pendulo Studios (Runaway, The Next Big Thing) haven't the greatest track record with their point-and-click adventures, they've sure managed to capture the look of the comic.…

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We’ve increased our freelance rates, so come write for us

As John carefully detailed before his departure, RPS was founded by four freelance writers who were frustrated by the falling rates they were being paid. Though those founders are gone, almost all those of us left behind (abandoned, dirty, grieving) were freelance ourselves at one point or another and have dealt with the same frustrations. So here's a thing: we're increasing our freelance rates. If…

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14 hours ago

Yuppie Psycho clocks in today

'First Job Survival Horror' is a heck of a genre, but from what I've played of Yuppie Psycho, the weird shoe fits. Released today, it's the latest from the brilliantly named Baroque Decay, previously of the dark fairy-tale adventure The Count Lucanor. From what I've played, it's of similar format - anime-inspired survival horror, with a surreal edge and a bit of dark humour. It's…

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16 hours ago

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 updates with silly-huge skirmish battles

What's the point of a Warhammer game (40k or otherwise) if you can't smash irresponsibly large armies together, just to watch them burn? Today, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 added a new Massive Fleet skirmish mode as part of a big update. Developers Tindalos Interactive say that it's inherently unbalanced - the game was never made for encounters on this scale - but it sure is…

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18 hours ago

Skyhill: Black Mist trades in towers for tactical sneakiness

There's a sequel on the way to Skyhill, the tricky modern-day roguelike about descending a monster-infested tower. Skyhill: Black Mist is trading in the two-dimensional, vertical environments of the original for a more horizontal, three-dimensional explorable space, and a striking change in art style. There's still plenty of monsters trying to murder your business-casual protagonist, although this time they're horrible mist-demons instead of slavering mutants.…

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19 hours ago

Feature: A thing you should definitely do

How to pitch an article to Rock Paper Shotgun

Hello! We regularly receive pitches from freelance writers. Many of these pitches are excellent, many of them are bad, and many more forget to include the article idea and just yell at us at length for stopping them from ad blocking on the site. If you're interested in pitching an article of your very own to us, read on, as we're about to explain how…

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20 hours ago

Epic Store would end exclusives if Steam gave devs larger cut, CEO claims

Epic Games would halt their plan of paying for games to launch exclusively on their Store if Valve committed to taking a smaller cut of Steam sales, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has claimed. That's quite a remarkable claim - and one he can probably make feeling confident he won't be called on it any time soon. I'd like the public record to show that if…

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22 hours ago

Subnautica: Below Zero adds hoverbikes, murderdogs

As Subnautica: Below Zero continues to explore the hostile frontier of early access, in the latest update it's gone supranautica with the series's first vehicle made exclusively for travel above the waves. Because the survival sandbox can't do anything nice without also trying to kill us, hoo boy there's a new horror waiting for us on land alright. And back in the sea? More wonders…

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Avengers: Endgame smashes into Fortnite with new event

Mr. America, Robin Hood, Pistolera, Tinhead Ned, Norseman and the rest of the gang return to cinemas today in Avengers: Endgame, and the movie is smashing into Fortnite too. Epic Games today launched their 'Fortnite X Avengers: Endgame' crossover with a special event mode where goodies try to thwart Thanos and his superspacepals. Each side also gets to power up by scavenging for Avengers' weapons…

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1 day ago

Backbone: Prologue is a free and classy bit of animal detective adventure

Let's get this out of the way: Backbone is furry as all heck. Now I've said it, we can move on. From what I've played of its free demo, released tonight, it's also a well-written and gorgeously illustrated noir detective adventure, developed by EggNut. Set in an alternate Earth where the people are anthropomorphic animals, Howard Lotor is a raccoon P.I., on the trail of…

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2 days ago

Starlink: Battle For Atlas makes a surprise landing on PC next week

Starlink: Battle For Atlas, Ubisoft's collectable toys-to-games platform launches on PC on Tuesday, April 30th, minus the toys part. It seems that the plastic, while nice to look at, just wasn't selling so well, but Ubisoft don't leave games behind these days. The PC launch coincides with a soft re-launch for the game on consoles, too, and a free, digital-only expansion called Crimson Moon. Having…

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Overwatch adds game-mode modding with Workshop mode today

They're not offering Valve-like levels of freedom, but Blizzard have just launched a basic modding framework for Overwatch. Workshop mode will allow players to dig into the game's logic to create custom modes and even tweak and tune heroes. Sadly, it won't be offering the option to create all new maps, models or audio, but players will at least be able to create custom servers running…

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Experience the first symptoms of Pathologic 2’s new demo

Fancy a little taste of surreal plague-ridden hell? Well, even if you don't, you should give the new Pathologic 2 demo a spin, because it's a dreamlike experience. Despite the number in the title, Pathologic 2 is more like a complete re-imagining of the original survival adventure. It's been delayed and possibly split into three releases, but developers Ice-Pick Lodge are in the final stretch…

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Transport Fever 2 infecting PC this year

You're up to date on your transport vaccinations, right? Always get the jab for Reclining Arthritis before catching a plane? Won't head into London unless you're protected against Carpal Underground Syndrome, Ticks Please, Handrail Herpes, and Mind The Gap Crack? Good. But be warned: a mighty new infection is coming and there may be no protection. Following experiments infecting people with a love of micromanaging…

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 explains (un)life as a Thinblood

Paradox and Hardsuit Labs aren't quite ready to show us any of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 in motion yet, but they've got plenty to say. During a developer stream today, they explained the opening part of the game in more detail  including the kind of choices you get to make during character creation and what being a 'Thinblood' vampire entails. Players start at…

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Lakeview Cabin developer announces small-town murder simulator

You know, I always thought there was one thing Stardew Valley lacked that otherwise would make it perfect: murder. I mean, how many times can you go to the same festivals and holiday celebrations year after year with the same NPCs before you want to strangle one of them? Thankfully the newly announced Lakeview Valley will let players get away with those fleeting homicidal tendencies…

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Telltale’s closing squashed not one, but two Stranger Things games

It's no secret that Telltale were working with Netflix on a Stranger Things game when the studio suddenly closed in September, leaving 250 people out of work with no severance pay. However, a recent exposé by The Verge revealed a Stranger Things tie-in mobile game also went up in smoke with the closure as well, this one by Oxenfree creators Night School Studio.

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Licensed to illage: Minecraft launches Village & Pillage update

The world of Minecraft has become a little more alive this week with the launch of the Village & Pillage update. It gives villagers new jobs, creates new styles of village, whacks in a Bamboo Jungle biome, unleashes pandas, arms us with a crossbow, and adds a pillager faction with their own bases who'll raid villages unless we fend them off. Some parts of all…

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