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Friday the 13th: The Game

2 months ago

Friday the 13th’s content update plans meet a grisly end

That Jason Voorhees fellow is a rather intimidating chap, I'll give you that much, but you know what's scarier? Lawyers. By all accounts, Friday the 13th: The Game was surprisingly fun when played with the right group, with room to grow as the developers released more maps, content and features. They'd been doing well up til' now, even adding bots to play against late last…

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8 months ago

Feature: The biggest hits of the past 12 months

These are the top 100 Steam games of 2017

Another year over, a new one just begun, which means, impossibly, even more games. But what about last year? Which were the games that most people were buying and, more importantly, playing? As is now something of a tradition, Valve have let slip a big ol' breakdown of the most successful titles released on Steam over the past twelve months. Below is the full, hundred-strong…

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Stalk solo in Friday The 13th, with bots for offline play

Artificial intelligence is a challenge enough for game developers, but I can only imagine that the latest patch for the Friday The 13th game brought a raft of new and interesting problems to developers Illfonic, as they've had to simulate artificial stupidity. As of this week, less sociable murderers can experience the game from Jason's perspective offline, with the camp-grounds populated by a swarm of up to seven…

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1 year ago

Feature: Colossal squid

Steam Charts: Cephalopodic

Sometimes you set out to write a themed entry of the Steam charts around anagrams, and end up posting videos of octopuses. You know how it is.

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Friday the 13th gives out free clobber in apology for launch woes

When Friday the 13th: The Game [official site] hacked through our door in May, our Adam declared the 1v7 multiplayer game "a smashing slasher sim." But unexpected horrors lay within. The servers promptly fell over at launch, like that archetypal awful teen who stumbles on a root then lies there screaming for twenty seconds while a fella with a mask and a machete lumbers towards…

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Feature: It's at number one again

Steam Charts: Doing my duty

John has been writing these charts for just a few weeks and already he's had to book a week off in order to recover. I am made of more sterling stuff, and while he's gone it falls to me to share the details of which games sold the best last week on Steam.

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Feature: Some games in an order

Steam Charts: The RPS Effect

Have you heard about Steam? It's a sort of shop, but not a shop with a door and a roof and some shelves. It's a "virtual shop", a place where you can buy games that, incredibly, has no walls whatsoever! It's entirely rendered digitally, using computers. We've taken a look, and totted up the games people are buying the most often.

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Feature: Plop-pickers

Steam Charts: A New Dawn

Hello. I've had this brilliant new idea! Each week I shall tell you which are the top 10 selling games on the PC gaming outlet Steam. No, no, this is nothing like Alec's idea that he had - he did it on a Tuesday. This is entirely different.

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Feature: Listen now or be left behind

Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show talks Friday the 13th, Gwent, CrossCells and preparations for E3

The RPS podcast of yesteryear, the Electronic Wireless Show, is now the RPS podcast of presentyear after a triumphant return. In this episode (two in one week!) we chat about our E3 expectations, the asymmetrical multiplayer slasher Friday the 13th, Witchery card game Gwent, and maths-em-up CrossCells. Also featuring listener's questions and Patch Adam, in which we jumble fake patch notes into a pile of…

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Feature: All good-ish things...

Steam Charts: We liked to party

For thirty-eight long years, you people have looked to me to inform you which ten games sold best on Steam over the past week. That time is now at an end. But evil never dies.

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The horror! Friday the 13th plagued by server issues, gradually improving

Friday the 13th [official site], the brutal 1v7 slasher sim, has got off to a bumpy start. As soon as developers Gun Media and IllFonic let players loose with masked maniac Jason Voorhees earlier this week, the game's servers started crashing. When it works it's a tense multiplayer romp, says Adam, but many players are currently unable to get their foot in the creaky cabin…

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Feature: Slash and burn

Friday The 13th is a smashing slasher sim

Friday the 13th [official site] is occasionally tense and often hilarious in the way that long-running horror franchises tend to be. As Jason, your objective is to kill every player-controlled counsellor, and as a counsellor you're trying to escape, call the cops, or simply survive until the end of the round. I've only played for a few hours but I'm already hooked. There are frustrating…

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Friday the 13th’s 1v7 teen horror slashing into May

1v7 horrorshow Friday the 13th: The Game [official site] will launch on May 26th, developers IllFonic announced over the weekend. I'm not saying it's illegal for them to not wait until Friday the 13th of October but it is immoral and we should have laws against this. IllFonic have turned the slasher movies into an objective-oriented slashfest where a team of teens at summer camp…

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2 years ago

Friday The 13th Delayed, But Getting Singleplayer

Good horror news/bad(?) horror news. Let's go good first: upcoming multiplayer slasherfest Friday the 13th: The Game [official site] will be getting a singleplayer side after launch and AI bots too, developers IllFonic and publishers Gun Media have announced. Bad(?) news: it's delayed from its planned autumn launch into 2017. That sounds good considering that its rival-to-be Dead by Daylight is also getting its own…

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Disposable Teens: Friday The 13th – The Game

The latest video for Friday The 13th: The Game [official site] is a montage of gruesome kills. You've got fireplace roasting, knife down the throat, limb-lopping bleed-outs, chopping and hacking, eye-popping, skull-crushing (multiple), pitchfork-puncturing (with prolonged eye contact up until the moment of death) and a pickaxe coming down hard on a plaid shirt. That's not all and you can watch the whole thing below…

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3 years ago

Friday The 13th: 1v7 Multiplayer Murder On Kickstarter

A 1v7 multiplayer game with a near-supernatural killer hunting down hapless teenagers at a summer camp sounds grand to me. Third-person murderfest Slasher Vol 1: Summer Camp was announced earlier this year, but has since picked up a license to the slasher movies it's riffing off and is simply Friday the 13th: The Game [official site]. I'm not bothered about the license - Braindead and…

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