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Just Cause 4

6 months ago

Just Cause 4’s first big patch is “just the start of the work” planned to fix it

Just Cause 4 stuck its landing about as elegantly as a Victorian flying machine made from long-johns, strawberry shoelaces and seagull wings - here's John howling about its numerous misfires in our Just Cause 4 review - but developers Avalanche aren't giving up on it yet. Steam reviews currently average out to the dreaded Mostly Negative, with the vast majority of thumbs-downery prompted by the…

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7 months ago

Feature: Charts and graphs and STATISTICS

Steam Charts: Christmas Miracle Edition

I don't what is this? How many? Are we sure we're in the right charts? This is definitely the Steam Charts, where the mad-brained broken people just buy the same four games over and over and over? Because something is up. People have only bought the same three games over and over!

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This Easter egg makes up for at least some of Just Cause 4’s faults

When they're not being used as central plot beats in books that endorse rose-tinted megalomania while ignoring the root causes of staggering societal inequality, Easter eggs can be pretty cool. They're at their best when you stumble across them yourself, of course, but after John's Just Cause 4 review I'm not touching it with a ten foot long grappling hook. I'm glad some people are…

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Podcast: Every game released in November reviewed very quickly*

 There are too many games. November is over, but it was a big month, and our giant collective digi-trough runneth over with shooters, stabbers and clickers. It’s repulsive and very wasteful, quite frankly. Thankfully, the RPS podcast (aka the Electronic Wireless Show) is here to snort up the good ‘uns and stamp all over the bad ‘uns. This week the pod squad are running…

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Just Cause 4 concern: a bug collector’s video

As I was reviewing the really broken and very disappointing Just Cause 4, I was recording key moments too. Moments like when every car at an intersection went crazy and tried to crash into something. Or when my car touched a tree so was catapulted across a mountain. Or how boats spawn by emerging from underwater like mad whales. Or that time an NPC decided…

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Getting Over It With Rico Rodriguez is a wild Easter egg

Screenshot via "MathChief" on YouTube, whose video is below Grappling hooks make getting around easy. Hopping into a hard iron cauldron and navigating only with a two-handed pick? That's true mastery. Sexy Hiking was the last game I expected to see referenced in Just Cause 4, today's AAA explodathon du jour, but that's exactly what we've got, give or take one degree of separation. Hidden…

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Feature: Under The Weather

Just Cause 4 review

Let me try to capture the feeling of Just Cause 4 in an anecdote: I'm currently attaching tethers to the side of a giant warship to drag it from the hill on which it is perched. I'm aiming to get it back into the water where it would much prefer to be. And it's working! Slowly but surely, with enough tethers, the boat is inching…

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Just Cause 4’s best trailer stars a clumsy Japanese otter mascot

You'll have seen those Just Cause 4 trailers, yeah? Explosions, clips of dramatic dialogue, Inception bwamps, music building to a drop... video game trailer stuff, right? Turns out, Just Cause 4 has a wholly delightful strand of marketing too, for Japan. Chiitan, the energetic but accident-prone otter mascot of Tokyo's Akihabara district, stars in a series of videos attempting to recreate the dramatic stunts of…

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8 months ago

Just Cause 4 system requirements confirmed

I've seen you, sneaking scraps under the dinner table to feed your PC. A few bits and bytes when you thought no one was looking. But those add up, you know, megabits and gigabytes of bloat weighing your PC down. Will it be lean enough, fast enough, hungry enough to run Just Cause 4? Oh it was crushing frames all over once, I'm sure, but…

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9 months ago

Just Cause 4 vid shows 19 minutes of sandbox shenanigans

A new 19-minute gameplay video of Just Cause 4 shows the devs larking about flying, gliding, shooting, detonating, turning a tank into an airship using balloons, and somehow repurposing a radar tower as a car-launching catapult. Sure, our boy Brendy has told us about some of this foolishness before but now I've seen it for myself and... what a silly murderous sandbox this is. Wonderfully…

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10 months ago

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Podcast: The Gamescom Special 2018

It’s time for Gamescom, the yearly show in Germany. There are lots of games here. Too many for a lone operator. We’re going to have to send a whole unit. That’s where you come in, members of the elite RPS podcast. Four of you are going to Cologne. We’ve heard reports of Cyberpunk 2077, Metro Exodus, Biomutant, Dying Light 2, Ape Out, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot and…

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12 months ago

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Just Cause 4 wants you to kick up a storm

Just Cause has been described as Far Cry’s brash, dumb and lovable cousin. At least, that’s how John described it when he blew up all those statues in his Just Cause 3 review. Judging by what I saw at E3, the next outing isn’t so much “leaning in” to that reputation as it is diving into it headfirst with a grenade launcher in both hands.…

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Feature: On the horizon: zero yawns

Video: The most exciting PC games still to come in 2018

Has it really been six months? 2018 is passing in a blur of frozen architects, drug-pushing prophets and accordion duets. Hell, six months ago the RPS Video Department was but a glint in Graham’s eye. You may also recall a gathering of the most exciting games of 2018, a rundown of the year as it looked back in January. With E3 done there’s a clearer…

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1 year ago

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Podcast: The best and worst of E3 2018

The festival of dumb explosions known as E3 is over, but that won’t stop us. The RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, goes deep into the show, picking out our favourite games, the oddest moments, and best rats (spoiler: it was the one crushed by a shelf in the Resident Evil 2 trailer). We’re also introducing two new voices this week. Who are these strange…

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The best games of E3 2018, from cyberpunks to twisters

During this year’s E3, I saw the largest screen I’d ever witnessed, folded around the corner of a building like a giant piece of glowing paper. It told me to buy Nike. LA is already the neon futuretown of California, never mind Night City. But I didn’t just see ads for shoes at the LA convention centre, I saw a lot of games too. From…

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Avalanche: Just Cause 4 will not have multiplayer

Alas, Just Cause 4 will not include an official multiplayer mode, developers Avalanche Studios have said following the drive-o-fly-a-shoot-o-explode sandbox's announcement at E3 this week. None of the previous games in the series have officially featured multiplayer, so it's perhaps not wholly a surprise. However, sanctioned-yet-unofficial mods did add multiplayer to the past two games - and in 2016 Avalanche hired the lead developer of…

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Every PC game at Microsoft’s E3 2018 conference

Microsoft had a lot of games to announce at E3 2018, but it's a little murkier this year to find out what was relevant for PC users. Some games were coming to both, others only to their Xbox One consoles. You could of course watch the entire conference right here, but for some there just isn't enough time to wade through the entire show. Not…

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Just Cause 4 officially announced, shows wild weather

As if swinging from hostile helicopters on a grappling hook, gliding around on a wingsuit, and causing so very many explosions weren't dangerous enough for Rico Rodriguez, in Just Cause 4 he'll also be fighting through tornadoes, sandstorms, and blizzards. Publishers Square Enix today formally announced Avalanche Studios' next explosive sandbox, surprising no one after recent leaks, and it looks nifty. The storms in Avalanche's…

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Just Cause 4 confirmed in Steam leak

An apparent whoopsie on Steam has revealed the existence of Just Cause 4, in an advert, without anyone having announced any such game. So that'll probably be something Square Enix plan to announce during their E3 press event on Monday. The ad is a simple picture which doesn't reveal much but all I need to know is: our fella still has a wrist-mounted grappling hook;…

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