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Feature: Swedes, you are being hunted

Generation Zero rises above the doubts about its concept

The plan was idiot proof. One of us would lob the flares we’d snagged from the church tower to distract the bipedal machine almost as imposingly tall as the church itself, while the other sprinted toward a nearby car and dumped out a backpack full of gas canisters. The firearms we’d collected were so many makeshift plastic straw pea shooters against the hulking automaton’s thick…

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Feature: Causing a ruckus.

Rage 2 release date, gameplay trailer, pre-order bonuses

Rage 2 just had a brand new trailer that showed a good nine minutes of mayhem and destruction. This collaboration between id Software and Avalanche Studios looks to be quite utterly mad, with plenty of new gadgets and vehicles to create a spectacle with. Our guide hub includes all the known information about the game, such as the release date, trailers, and details on the special…

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Nine minutes of Rage 2 packs in a mechload of explosions

It's not going to tug on any heartstrings or change the world, but I like what I've seen of Rage 2. Bethesda have just released nine fresh minutes of lightly-cut footage from the Avalanche/Id collaboration shooter, and it's reminding me a lot of both Avalanche's Mad Max and Bulletstorm. We get to see the player acquiring (and tutorial-ing) a new super-power, getting sidetracked on a…

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Generation Zero brings robot hell to 80s Sweden on March 26th

Robopocalyptic co-op shooter Generation Zero - latest from Just Cause studio Avalanche - arrives on March 26th. The open world shooter may have previously drawn comparisons to Left 4 Dead, but after playing around with a beta version last year, I think this one stands out from the crowd by being a far more open, quieter and more tactical shooter. Chunky industrial-looking robots have taken…

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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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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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Rage 2 revs up for a May launch

The world may be a barely-habitable hellscape of unending hyperviolence, but that's no reason to be glum according the new Rage 2 trailer. Along with announcing a May 14th launch date and a pre-order page popping up on Bethesda's store (though not Steam, interestingly), The Game Awards last night gave us another look at the Id/Avalanche collaboration in action. The new video features a lot…

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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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Post-Apocalypse Day: high-def Mad Maxplosions

One of the post-apocalyptic games that many people think was overlooked was Mad Max. Created by Just Causers Avalanche, it's an open-world driving/punching realisation of the long-loved, thankfully now Gibson-free franchise. Sand, mutants, spiky cars, and explosions. So many explosions. So to celebrate this first day in our newly destroyed Earth, I've put together a gallery of things going boom.

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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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Feature: Oh deer

Photographing invisible animals in theHunter: Call of the Wild

I know there are deer nearby, because the helpful disembodied voice told me, and I have complete trust in the disembodied voice. theHunter: Call of the Wild, which launched in 2017 but has since been scooped up along with its DLC and repackaged as the 2019 Edition, contains a multitude of deer, I am promised, along with all kinds of woodland and savanna critters. All…

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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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Avalanche’s open-world robohunter Generation Zero looks neat

As pitches go, "the Just Cause mob make an open-world shooter fighting robots across the countryside of 1980s Sweden" is a pretty decent one, and one that caught my ear when Avalanche Studios announced Generation Zero in June. But what is it actually like? A new narrated "gameplay trailer" gives an overview of the game, all its sneak-o-shoot-a-looting, and it does sound a fair bit…

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QuakeCon’s Rage 2 trailer gives an extended peek at its open-world apocalyptic anarchy

While Doom Eternal brought the show home at QuakeCon, its opening act - Rage 2 - wasn't too shabby either. The ambitious joint project between Id Software and Just Cause studio Avalanche looks to be coming along nicely, and the new gameplay trailer below gives us an extended look at its occasionally lurid and mostly explosive post-apocalyptic world. It features a look at some of…

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Feature: Twister twister

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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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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