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Slime Rancher

Slime Rancher review

Blooping and glooping!

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9 months ago

Feature: Give PC a chance

The 20 best non-violent games on PC

My nerves have been sufficiently jangled and my trigger-finger sufficiently itched by the glut of action games which landed in the closing months of last year. I crave an altogether more sedate beginning to 2018, and so my mind turns to games in which violence, reflex or any other kind of unblinking attentiveness takes a back seat. Primarily we're talking violence-free games here, but I…

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10 months ago

2017 Steam Award winners include PUBG, Cuphead & Witcher

We've already seen which games sold best on Steam last year, but a perhaps more meaningful insight into movin' and a-shakin' in PC-land is the games that people feel warmest and snuggliest about. To that end, Valve have announced the winners of the 2017 Steam Awards, a fully community-voted affair which names the most-loved games across categories including best post-launch support, most player agency, exceeding…

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1 year ago

Feature: Design of a slime

State of the Art: The slimes of Slime Rancher

I've spent a looooooot of time with my slimes in Slime Rancher [official site] and watching them bounce and coo as they wiggle free of my corrals and wobble off like determined balloon-toddlers has been a delight. But how does one convert a ball into a creature with such a strong sense of spirit? How do you keep their little slime modifications from becoming a…

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Feature: Blooping and glooping!

Slime Rancher review

When I go to my exercise class in the evening sometimes the matter of what I do for a living comes up in pre-class chat. Usually I can be like, "This is a credible grown-up profession. I absolutely pinky swear this to be true!" The last few days I have spent 30 hours corralling adorable bouncing blobs and selling their poop on the stock market…

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Feature: Home on the ranch

Slime Rancher: A tour round Pip’s home

It sounded like people enjoyed looking round my Subnautica base a while back so I decided to make a video tour of my Slime Rancher [official site] base as well! It's absolutely full of creatures and resources you won't discover for ages as well as the more basic parts of the game so SPOILERS AHOY. I'd say only watch it if you don't want to…

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Feature: Listen now or embrace the void

Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show talk replayability, Slime Rancher and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds

The hosts of the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, know neither respite nor shame. This week we have a chat about "replayability" - what games are the most replayable? Why do we always go back to our "comfort games"? Exactly how many hours has Adam spent in Crusader Kings II? Hint: QUITE LOTS. Meanwhile, Pip attempts to cultivate the excrement of wet monsters in…

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G2A will require key sellers to provide name and address

G2A, the controversial marketplace for key sellers, will soon require any users hoping to shift game keys to reveal their name and address. "Starting July 1st, 2017, buyers will have access to detailed information about the sellers on G2A.com, including their names and addresses," G2A told Polygon. “This information will be included, among other places, on the bills provided to buyers, allowing them to know…

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Slime Rancher leaving early access on August 1st

Slime Rancher [official site], the charmingly frustrating game about capturing and breeding adorable slime creatures who want only to escape and eat everything in sight, will leave early access on August 1st. If you've been waiting for a full launch before starting your own ranch to sell dung, draw a pooey circle around that Tuesday. For those who, like Rick Lane, started playing after Slime…

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2 years ago

Slime Rancher plorts out new zone and quantum slimes

As if escaping their pens to chase your chickens and devour each others' faeces weren't trouble enough, now those adorably pesky slimes are messing with the fabric of the universe. A big Slime Rancher [official site] update launched this week to add a new area housing a troublesome new breed of slime, the quantum slimes. Good luck wrangling a creature which exists across several potential…

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Slime Rancher gets a whole mess of Slime Science

Monomi Park's Slime Rancher [official site], that wacky and wiggly slime wrangling game, this week received a significant update in the Slime Science Update, available now. In it you can find numerous slimes and the basics of Slime Science itself. It is much stickier than regular science,  you see, and you must let the game educate you before you can be trusted with it.

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3 years ago

Feature: Fecal Farming Simulator

Poop And Profit: Slime Rancher’s Fantastic Farming

Slime Rancher [official site] is the cutest game about selling shit ever made. Admittedly it's probably the only game about selling shit ever made, but I don't know for certain and googling "Shit­selling games" tends to bring up commercial flops like Bulletstorm rather than games that literally involve the flogging of faecal matter. If you've seen anything of Monomi Park's debut, which slithered onto Early…

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