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1 year ago

Feature: Castleprime

The 14 Best Metroidvania Games On PC

The Metroidvania is perhaps one of the more tricky genres to nail down. With its very name coming from an amalgamation of two actually quite different Nintendo-based game series - Metroid and Castlevania - quite what qualifies is always up for debate. Hence, we suspect this could be one of the more controversial lists, when it leaves out a favourite game that someone else might…

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2 years ago

Feature: Cheap games for the weekend

Best PC gaming deals of the week

Another week has gone by and with it came the news of Destiny 2, a Witcher TV show and a whole stack of new gaming deals to check out. Conveniently enough, I’m here to take a closer look at that last thing and it’s about the only thing that’s keeping me from playing more Prey. Without further hesitation, let’s go ahead and check out what’s…

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3 years ago

Feature: Trend of an era

The 10 most intriguing PC gaming trends of 2016

As December approaches like a runaway sled and we prepare to say our goodbyes to 2016, it's natural to reflect on the year as a whole. Those reflections could easily take the form of laments but we're keeping our focus firmly on the world of PC games, where we've identified ten trends that may not have defined 2016, but have certainly helped to shape it.…

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Feature: Hands on with the beautiful, flight-based platformer

Eight Years Later, Owlboy Has Landed

To borrow a line from Graham, there's a parallel reality where Owlboy [official site] came out before Braid, earned mega-bucks and now Norwegian devs D-Pad are making elaborate and beautiful 3D follow-ups. But now, eight years later, there's a seething, pixellated mass of neo-retro-platformers and Owlboy is no longer the slam dunk it might have been. Whatever its fortunes now might be, it's almost unbelievable…

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8 years ago

Barnstormer: Owlboy

These are difficult times, and difficult times can only be helped by a short, sharp burst of Owlboy. While we won't get to sample this apparently rather beautiful tale of a quasi-avian lad and his platforming adventures until August 20th, when a demo is due to land, this does mark the first decent footage we've seen of the game since early last year. I might…

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9 years ago

IGF Factor 2010: Owlboy

RPS are big fans of Owls - they're wise! Athena digs them! That freaky neck thing! We're not so fond of boys - they're made of slugs and snails and similar material. So we have mixed feeling about the approaching lusciously-retro-formed platformer. Let's over-come them, because it looks beautiful as hell in a gotta-a-visual-arts-nomination-in-the-IGF way. You'll find our interview with Adrian Bauer of D-pad studio…

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