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The Sinking City was removed from digital stores after legal dispute with publisher

Update: Nacon have said they "emphatically" reject Frogwares' open letter, claiming they are attempting to "discredit Nacon in the eyes of the public and professionals alike". Read the full statement below.Over the last few months, The Sinking City has been disappearing from digital storefronts. In an open letter published today, the game's developers, Frogwares say they've been going through legal disputes with publishing company, Nacon…

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Paranoia: Happiness Is Mandatory has been secretly pulled from sale

After launching on December 10th, Paranoia: Happiness Is Mandatory has, at some point in the past few weeks, been pulled from sale without warning or explanation. Based on the tabletop role 'em up Paranoia, the dystopian RPG launched as an Epic Games Store timed exclusive in December then vanished in... late January? Early February? The game is gone, and no one even said that it…

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Feature: It's the court that counts

AO Tennis 2 review

Dennis Brawl was crap at tennis. She could barely tell her flats from her tennis elbow, which she had not played nearly enough to develop, but nevertheless felt afflicted by on a deeper, more spiritual level. Shots sailed passed her unwitting eyeballs. Lobs confused her, spin perplexed. Nobody would explain what an Inside Out was. I wish I could tell you she got better. That…

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Feature: I'm glad you're happy

Paranoia: Happiness Is Mandatory review

A grimly cheerful dystopia is one of the most popular game settings there is, beaten only by densely populated desert wastelands. (This is why grimly cheerful dystopias in densely populated desert wastelands are a sub-genre all on their own.) It's not hard to see the appeal for developers: it’s loads of fun to write, it allows for levity in an otherwise thoroughly grimdark scenario, and…

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Blood Bowl: Death Zone sprints out of early access and into the end zone

It's odd to think that Blood Bowl is such a regular fixture on PC now that we've got side-games quietly coming out, but that's exactly what Blood Bowl: Death Zone is. Exiting early access today, it's a budget-priced real time spinoff of Cyanide Studio's tabletop adaptation series. Two players, RTS-style controls and fast, five-minute four-a-side matches. You set the plays, then micro-manage one player at…

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Lovecraftian detective ’em up The Sinking City out now

The Lovecraftian detective-o-horror RPG The Sinking City launched today, inviting us all to leave this glorious heatwave and venture into a half-drowned city where things lurk in the flooded streets and even on dry land people have a touch of that Innsmouth look. It's, like, okay, according to Alice Bee's The Sinking City review. Despite her hesitance to recommend it, I am still curious. Not…

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Feature: Eat yer heart out, Fran Healy

The Sinking City review

There are many types of rain. As we speak, the south of England is blessing us by alternating sunshine with heavy showers that are refusing to turn into a storm. Instead of clearing the air, the rain is only making it more humid. In 1920s Oakmont, the fictional town in new Lovecraftian detect ‘em up The Sinking City, the flavour of the day is constant…

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E3 2019 games – every game confirmed

They just keep coming don't they? A lot of games were announced at E3 2019, things that we didn't know about, as well as stuff that's previously announced, or expansions to already released games. Now, to the casual outsider, what we're doing might seem absolutely nuts, but we thought we'd put together an alphabetical list of all the PC games that have been confirmed to…

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Feature: Oakmont, so good they named it once

How The Sinking City is built to make you notice your journey

I sometimes announce, to rooms at large, that I wished Assassin’s Creed Odyssey wouldn’t tell me what to do as much, and let me just explore. Imagine my shock, therefore, at the reveal of The Sinking City, a Lovecraftian detective game releasing just the other side of E3, promising “zero hand holding”. No objective markers on the map, and no trails on the street to…

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Feature: Crunchy houmous

Warhammer: Chaosbane review

Oi. Mate. See that skull? That is the skull of a demon who stood betwixt my axe whirling dwarf and a nice new pair of trousers, for I have been playing angry Topman visit simulator Warhammer: Chaosbane, a serviceable ARPG that’s a fair bit more interesting than Diablo 3 but probably slightly less interesting than a top end hand blender. Confused? Excellent. Let the merciless…

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Vampire: The Masquerade “Narrative RPG” coming from The Council developers

Currently with no title of its own (beyond the series branding), publisher Bigben Interactive announced today that among their "2019 and beyond" lineup is a Vampire: The Masquerade "narrative RPG" developed by Big Bad Wolf, the folks behind the episodic historical murder-mystery The Council. Also coming is Blood Bowl 3, once again developed by Cyanide, with plans to launch a new digital iteration alongside the…

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Paranoia: Happiness Is Mandatory takes us troubleshooting in 2019

Contrary to Disney propaganda, Alpha Complex is the happiest place on Earth. You now this because the Computer says so, and disagreeing with Friend Computer is treason. Paranoia: Happiness Is Mandatory is a long-awaited videogame adaptation of the darkly comic tabletop RPG, developed by Black Shamrock and Cyanide, and out later this year. Players lead a squad of elite (not really) Troubleshooters, the most expendable of all…

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The Sinking City now surfacing in June

After strange aeons kipping in the bath, Cthulhu surely won't mind lying in another few months before getting up for The Sinking City. Developers Frogwares today confirmed that they have delayed the launch of their Lovecraftian open-world detective RPG by two months, pushing it back from March 21st to June 27th. They say it's to escape the crush of games that have come out recently…

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The Sinking City wants players thinking like (weird) detectives

It's hard enough being a private eye when the world makes sense, but when there's fish-men on every corner, weird cults and magic involved, investigating crimes in The Sinking City looks tricky. It's a challenge I'm eager to try my hand at, though, after seeing the latest chunk of footage from Frogware's upcoming survival horror detective adventure. There's clues to find, but no prompts popping…

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Competitive Tennis World Tour will take place alongside this summer’s French Open

Tennis World Tour esports is back for a second year, in the form of the Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas. It’s quite a name for a tournament - not only does it not really roll off the tongue, but I also spy a rogue capital S. This is especially interesting since the PR email I received says “e-sports,” with a small s but a wayward…

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Werewolf changes hands, now due in 2020

After a good long stretch deep in the woods, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood has resurfaced with news that the action-RPG has changed publisher, and is now due in 2020. Set in the same 'World Of Darkness' universe as Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, Werewolf is being made by Styx and Call Of Cthulhu developers Cyanide Studio. And now it's being published by Bigben Interactive,…

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Snag a copy of Outcast: Second Contact free on Humble today

Who needs sales when people keep giving away neat stuff for free? Coincidentally reviewed by Alyse Stanley here exactly one year ago, Outcast: Second Contact is an exceptionally faithful remake of Appeal's Stargate-inspired open world action-adventure Outcast, first launched in 1999. Some argue that the remake is authentic to a fault, but I reckon that whatever flaws that may imply, this is still the best…

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Bigben buying Styx & Blood Bowl devs Cyanide Studio

French publishers Bigben Interactive are buying French developers Cyanide Studio, the mob behind games including Styx sneak 'em ups, the Blood Bowl adaptation, and the Game Of Thrones RPG. Cyanide's games tend not to quite come together while being interesting or admirable in their ambition, mid-budget games of a sort we don't see much any more - I'm always interested to see what they're up…

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Watch The Sinking City devs ponder how to demonstrate the Lovecraftian investigation

I'm glad to see more of The Sinking City, the Lovecraft-inspired investigative horror game being made by Sherlock Holmes studio Frogwares. Wandering and boating around a half-flooded city to poke into mysteries of terrible and unknowable beings sounds great to me. I've not heard much from it in a while but, with The Sinking City set to launch later this year, Frogwares are starting showing…

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Feature: Open World: Origins

Outcast – Second Contact review

Despite growing up in the ‘90s, I had never heard of Outcast. And as someone who loves open-world exploration, I don’t share that fact proudly. I’ve only ever known the shinier counterparts of last century’s genre defining titles, growing up with games like Bioshock, Fallout, and Wolfenstein, whose decades-old predecessors continue to influence modern gaming conventions. As such, I was a blank slate coming into…

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