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2 months ago

Feature: Great games to play against friends

The 25 best multiplayer games on PC

Multiplayer games are the best type of games, because they're built around the most interesting components known to humans: humans. Men, women, and an awful lot of children. Internet strangers aren't always the friendliest bunch, but they can surprise you in ways that a static system can't. People form the living, beating hearts of the gaming moments I value the most. Join me, then, as…

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11 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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1 year ago

Feature: Update Night

Has Rocket League been improved by its updates?

Update Night is a fortnightly column in which Rich McCormick revisits games to find out whether they've been changed for better or worse. Rocket League feels less like a game that was designed and more like something that was discovered. Like car football had always existed, floating around in the ether as a conceptual form that humans just get, and that developers Psyonix was simply the…

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Feature: Still a game for everyone and anyone

Is Rocket League still welcoming to new and casual players?

Rocket League [official site]! Cars with fire shooting out their bums, playing football! The absolute best! Or... so it was in 2015. There is this trend whereby the most fresh and accessible game drifts into incomprehensible specifity and a poisonously impatient community over time. Two years on, has Rocket League escaped that curse? Or: if you are, like me, something of a casual player when…

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Feature: A wealth of splendid 2016-17 games for the lousiest of hardware

13 recent games that run well on terrible laptops

'Terrible' only in the sense of their gaming capability. Honestly, I'm sure your laptop is lovely to look at and it was definitely a extremely sensible idea to spend all that money on it instead of buying a holiday or helping to save the pandas. Truth is, though, that playing recently-released games on the vast majority of laptops is about as effective as starting an…

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2 years ago

Feature: Keep your finger on the pulse without giving up sleep

The 23 best bite-size games for busy lives

I am dad, hear me whinge. Too many games, not enough spare time, for all my non-work hours are spent kissing grazed knees, explaining why you cannot eat the food in that cupboard, constructing awful Lion King dioramas out of toilet roll tubes and being terrified that the next jump from the sofa to the armchair will go fatally wrong. I'm lucky in that my…

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Rocket League netting Steam Workshop for levels

Smashing sportsballer Rocket League [official site] already supports custom levels in an unofficial and slightly fiddly way but will soon officially embrace them. Developers Psyonix have announced plans to add Steam Workshop support, meaning players will simple need to click a button on Steam then fire up the game to play in custom arenas. Who knows what you'll find? A pretty new sportszone, maybe, or…

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Feature: What A Save!

Have You Played… Rocket League?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I think by this point we're all aware of the apocalyptic hellscape simulator as Rocket League [official site] — y'know, the one where the fates of nations are decided by which ones can drive RC cars the best? Rocket League is really, really…

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Feature: Of Kings and Avengers

Ridealong: Playing The Professionals At Rocket League

Ridealong is our regular feature where Brendan travels deep into game worlds to meet, question and journey with the inhabitants that dwell within. This month, he takes on a pro singlehandedly in a game of car football, as teams around the world prepare to fight for their place in the Championship.

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Feature: 19 of the best bargain PC games right now

Our Steam Sale Picks, Round Two

We already chose 13 of our favourite games in the current Summer Steam sale, but more games have been discounted since. So, based on the entirely correct hypothesis that you all have completed every single one of our first round games and are now thirsting for more, here are 18 more to throw your spare change at. Everyone on the RPS team has picked three…

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3 years ago

Feature: Fighting Gaming Fearfulness

Leaving The Comfort Zone

RPS has sealed itself inside a chocolate egg for the duration of the UK's long holiday weekend, to emerge only when the reign of Mr Hops The Doom Rabbit has run its dread course. While we slumber, enjoy these fine words previously published as part of our Supporter program. I've long inclined more towards anxiousness than ambition, and I'm becoming more so as tired bones…

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Feature: Lag, Money and Physics

The Making Of Rocket League

“Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars was a moderate success but the phrases ‘niche genre’ and ‘cult classic’ don't exactly whet the appetites of people wanting to make money,” Jared Cone tells me. The lead gameplay programmer has agreed to talk about the making of Rocket League [official site] - its physics, its multiplayer, its tremendous success - but the difficulties start before the coding began, with…

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Feature: How To Get Involved

RPS Community Update: What You Did in Dirt Rally, Rocket League, Terraria and Others!

August was a busy month for the RPS community, with action seen in Dirt Rally [official site], Rocket League [official site], Terraria [official site] and others - including Awesomenauts [official site], Natural Selection 2 [official site] and Killing Floor [official site]. Click on for information about each, along with how you can get involved.

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Feature: Better Than The Premier League

Rocket League’s Best Replays, Videos And GIFs

Rocket League [official site] is RPS's Game of the Month for August, and part of the reason why is that it's almost as fun to watch as it is to play. That's why we wanted to highlight the best Rocket League players and plays. I've searched the highs and lows of the internet for skilled backflips, astonishing saves, one of a kind goals and the best of…

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Feature: Car-to-ball

Game Of The Month: August – Rocket League

Game Of The Month rises again, reborn for another 28-31 days of answering timeless questions such as, "What do I do if I don't have time to play everything I want?" Answer: play just one thing. And "what one game should I play if I only play one thing?" Answer: for the month of August, car-to-ball multiplayer game Rocket League [official site].

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Feature: Shot on goal

Rocket League Screenshots: A Library Of Proud Balls

An experiment with screenshots from game-of-the-season, Rocket League. I love Rocket League [official site] dearly. It is a game about footballing cars which involves enough skill that you feel like there's a game to learn - or even to master - but enough riotous joy that you can play chaotically with friends of all skill levels. At the moment I spend roughly 50% of my…

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