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Cuphead

2 years ago

Cuphead is now out. CUPHEAD!

Our cup runneth over, then it runneth away to shooteth enemies. The mighty Cuphead [official site], a shooty platformer with smooth jazz and a gorgeous hand-animated style using techniques of 1930s cartoons, is now out. After several years of shouting CUPHEAD at each other, we can finally play. Don't mistake its fun style for an easy game, mind, as Cuphead will drink you up and…

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Cuphead runneth over and releases Sept 29th

On September 29th, Cuphead [official site] will cease to be the game that I most look forward to seeing at E3 every year because it'll actually be released. Even though I'm looking forward to playing it, this makes me sad. Since its first appearance, it has become a reassuring presence, a cheeky wink from a place and time far removed from the regular trailer diet…

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3 years ago

Feature: It's gonna be a good year

The PC games of 2017 mega-preview

As Old Father Time grabs his sickle and prepares to take ailing 2016 around the back of the barn for a big sleep, we're looking to the future. The mewling pup that goes by the name 2017 will come into the world soon and we must prepare ourselves for its arrival. Here at RPS, our preparations come in the form of this enormous preview feature,…

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Cuphead? Cuphead! Cuphead Delayed Into 2017

Flip me, Cuphead [official site] still looks gorgeous. The run 'n' gun platformer is styled after 1930s cartoons, see, with the beautiful bouncing hand-drawn style and horrific anthropomorphisation of everyday creatures and items that always unsettled me as a child. Always nice to revisit childhood horrors, yeah? Alas, we'll need to wait a while longer. Cuphead was expected to launch some time this year but…

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Have You Played… Disney’s Aladdin?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Weirdly I wrote this several days before today's announcement that Aladdin and other 90s Disney platformers have been re-released on GoG. Spooks! There's a black hole in my memory regarding Aladdin. I know I played it, and I know that I owned a…

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Runneth Over: Cuphead Is Now A Full Platformer

The last time we saw Cuphead it was at E3 2015 and the game, styled like an early 20th century cartoon, was all about defeating devious boss characters. Now E3 2016 looms and the game has returned, only now it's not just about beating bosses but about jumping and bopping heads across traditional platformer levels. And it still looks amazing.

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4 years ago

6 years ago

Feature: JUDGEMENT DAY

RPS Verdict: E3 2014 Day Zero, Winners And Losers

The triple A team of Alice, Alec and Adam have spent the last 24 hours absorbing every trailer and piece of footage that has emerged from E3. Now they gather together with Graham 'G-Man' Smith to discuss their findings. Does the imminent arrival of a GTA V port please them? Are any of them still wearing socks or has No Man's Sky blown them clean…

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Good, Strong: Cuphead Overflows With 1930s Cartoon Style

Cuphead splits me right down the middle. It's a run-and-gun game about one-on-one fights, which means it's about learning attack patterns, dodging enemies, and striking back through multiple waves to eventually destroy them. It's inspired by the likes of Contra and Mega Man, games which aren't really my thing. It's also using hand-drawn cel animation, watercolour backgrounds and live jazz recordings to mimic the style…

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