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Insurgency: Sandstorm

Insurgency: Sandstorm review

Argh, it's in my eyes

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1 week ago

Feature: Cephalopodic

Steam Charts: Octopodiformes Edition

A lot of people first discover this Pulitzer Prize-winning* column via the Steam pages for their favourite games, and it's always a pleasure to welcome in new readers to RPS's most respected feature. So if you're new, welcome! Please settle in and find out why Steam Charts is the industry's most respected and revered games journalism.

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2 weeks ago

Feature: Hello, it's me

Steam Charts: The tail of the Winter Sale

Ho ho ho! John still hasn't returned after Christmas, missing presumed drowned in egg nog, so I'm filling in today. Valve have already blarbed about 2018's best-selling games so we're back on the weekly charts. Last week's top ten was largely familiar, though catching the tail end of the Steam Winter Sale has introduced a few surprises.

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1 month ago

Feature: The games the cool kids bought this week

Steam Charts – Blood From A Stone Edition

Hey, remember the good old days? Those giddy times I like to think of as last week? When the Charts felt fresh and new, filled with potential, as if any interesting game could take a top spot? Well, forget all that because it's all gone to shit again.

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Feature: Argh, it's in my eyes

Insurgency: Sandstorm review

I don’t know if I’m cut out for this. It pains me to write that. I’m RPS’s shooty boy, the kid with the crosshairs. I chomp M4A1 rounds for breakfast. But an average round of Insurgency: Sandstorm tends to chew me up instead, then squat over me while informing me about my poor life choices. I think I’m having a good time?

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Insurgency: Sandstorm is out now

Joining the crowded ranks of tactical shooters set in the eternal desert war that has dominated this generation, Insurgency: Sandstorm is out now. New World Interactive's team shooter aims to be realistic without being pointlessly fiddly. Realistic ballistics and some complex reloading mechanics are backed up by simple controls and twitchy, responsive movement. Plus, if you're not into Counter-Strike or Battlefield-inspired competitive play (there's maps…

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2 months ago

Insurgency: Sandstorm preps for launch with open beta weekend

Gritty tactical team shooter Insurgency: Sandstorm launches next week. New World Interactive's dusty game of desert warfare - both competitive and co-op - arrives on Wednesday, December 12th. Those wanting to sample its buffet of harrowing desert war scenarios can try it free right now - currently live and running until 5pm GMT on Monday, the current beta build is open to all, accompanied by…

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4 months ago

Insurgency: Sandstorm delays deployment to December while extending its beta

Modern multiplayer military manshoot Insurgency: Sandstorm won't be fully launching until December 12th. While partially available now as a pre-order beta, the final release (featuring more maps and playmodes) has been delayed for additional tuning, polishing up and optimisation on top of a bonus round of bug-fixing. Developers New World Interactive have provided a checklist of things they hope to have tightened up and locked…

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5 months ago

Feature: New Entry Bonanza!

Steam Charts: Crikey! Edition

I imagine in direct response to all my moaning insightful criticism, everyone in the world has upped their game and started buying some more interesting games from Steam. Such that this week's Steam Charts, with an extraordinary four new entries, barely resembles those of the last couple of months! Hurrah! And you clickbait won't believe clickbait where Playerunknown's Battlegrounds falls this week! CLICKBAIT!

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Dusty tactical FPS Insurgency is free to keep for the next two days

While I'll never be fully comfortable playing games set in the contemporary forever-war continually in the background of modern life, I must admit that Insurgency is a solid little shooter. Originally based on the Source mod of the same name, it offers realistic class-based tactical manshootery both competitive and co-op. For the next two days, it's free to grab in order to promote its upcoming…

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7 months ago

Insurgency: Sandstorm looks genero but goodo

For a long time while watching this Insurgency: Sandstorm trailer, I thought its great innovation was to do with context dependent AI barks that swear at guns a lot. Then I thought I must be listening to actors pretending to be players in that cringingly E3 demo sorta way. Then I realised that devs New World Interactive were attempting to sidestep that by paying actors…

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8 months ago

Insurgency: Sandstorm to launch on PC this September

Despite having to drop its exciting-sounding solo campaign, upcoming competitive FPS Insurgency: Sandstorm remains firmly on our radar for its uncompromising, brutal and tactile depiction of modern urban combat. Today, developers New World Interactive outlined their launch plans in an extensive development blog post, although the part you're all wondering is the release date, right? Despite not having a specific day picked out, the game…

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11 months ago

Feature: The chaos of war

Insurgency: Sandstorm is a harrowing depiction of combat

This is what it must feel like to enjoy Battlefield or Call of Duty. I've tried many multiplayer military shooters over the years but I've never thought of one as more than a passing distraction until now. Insurgency: Sandstorm is more than a distraction. It's one of the most harrowing and thrilling depictions of combat I've ever seen, and I think it's a goddamn work…

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1 year ago

Insurgency: Sandstorm dropping story campaign, for now at least

The singleplayer and cooperative story campaign planned for Insurgency: Sandstorm, the sequel to 2014's mod-turned-standalone Insurgency, might not actually happen. Developers New World Interactive announced last night that the campaign is "cancelled for release" so they can focus on the multiplayer that the series is known for, then the story "will be considered again at a later date." Which sounds like we probably won't get…

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2 years ago

Insurgency: Sandstorm shows off story campaign

The follow-up to multiplayer tactical FPS Insurgency is adding a story campaign, and you can have a peek at that now in the obligatory E3 trailer. Insurgency: Sandstorm [official site] will star an Iraqi rebel fighter and her best friend, who are on a personal mission into a warzone accompanied by an American combat veteran and a French volunteer who's new to war. It's a…

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Day of Infamy launching properly this month

Day of Infamy [official site], their World War 2 spin-off from modern-day semi-serious FPS Insurgency, will leave early access and officially launch on March 23rd. That's the word this week from developers New World Interactive. Our Brendan Prematurely Evaluated Day of Infamy in August 2016 and had a gay old time capturing points, shooting faces, relaying messages by radio, and, accidentally calling artillery barrages down…

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3 years ago

DoD-y Day Of Infamy Goes Commercial With Valve’s Help

Day of Infamy [official site], the Insurgency mod unashamedly based on Valve's WW2 FPS Day of Defeat, is becoming a standalone commercial game - with Valve's blessing. Insurgency devs New World Interactive started Day of Infamy as a free mod made with the help of community members, releasing the first version earlier this year. Now they're expanding it into a full and proper standalone game…

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