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Feature: Saddle up

Video: 8 cowboy games to play on PC while everyone else plays Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 was made by five million people working nine day weeks, but does it have a duck that collects your discarded throwing knives? Actually, I don’t know, as it’s not on PC. But a game that does feature a magic duck, and can be played on your home computer, is the lovely Luckslinger. It’s one of eight delightful cowboy ‘em ups that…

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Feature: What a nice time I've had

West of Loathing review

When I play games, my face (oh, it is tired) spends 90% of the time entirely inert, and the remaining 10% wincing or eye-rolling when something kills me and/or I fall off some ledge to my doom. Neither is from a lack of enjoyment, but just from being lost in an internal world of pursuing goals. You almost certainly look equally unsettling when you're gaming.…

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Cowboys and clowns ride out with West of Loathing

Delightfully daft MMO Kingdom of Loathing has escaped the confines of Internet browsers and gone west in new singleplayer RPG West of Loathing [official site]. You might have heard life is peaceful there in the open air, but it seems anything but in this standalone spin-off. Bandits, demon cows, goblins, skeletons, and clowns are among the horrors waiting for us as we quest, solve puzzles,…

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Stickman RPG West of Loathing due out in August

The love Alec once held deep in his heart for lo-fi MMORPG Kingdom of Loathing may have ebbed as the years passed, but wait ‘til he finds out that its single-player western follow-up, West of Loathing [official site] is coming out some time next month. Or so say creators Asymmetric in a new trailer showing off a very quick playthrough of the prologue (they’ve compressed…

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Stick ‘Em Up: Kingdom Of Loathing Goes West

I first discovered the stick person MMORPG Kingdom of Loathing a million years ago when I was still at school. In 2003, I'd never seen anything like it and reveled in its off-the-wall humour and general weirdness. As a game that looked so simple at first glance, I was taken by its depth, and, much later, was taken aback by the fact it once wrote…

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Ten Years Of Loathing

No, it's not the anniversary of when I started writing about games - this is in fact year twelve of my moaning about flashing pixel-based products, I'll have you know - but instead the tenth birthday of satirical, stickman-based browser-kinda-MMO Kingdom of Loathing. It's a game I spent an awful lot of time playing during the last couple years of my tenure on PC Format…

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I Put A Spell On You: Word Realms Trailer

Asymmetric, they behind Kingdom Of Loathing, have a new game I've been mentioning in the Kickstarter Katchup for a few weeks now - Word Realms. And finally we have some footage of the game in action. It's a Bookworm-style spell-em-up, but in a far more involved RPG. Which is a thing I want. Spelling words to attack opponents, who are AI-spelling words back at you,…

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Words With Enemies: Word Realms

The scarcity of good word puzzles on PC is a SCANDAL I tell you. But coming along to rescue this situation are the two fine men behind Kingdom Of Loathing. Word Realms looks like exactly the right game to exist, an RPG in which you use the magic of spelling to cast spells and magic. With a story! So, it's a bit Bookworm Adventures, clearly,…

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