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THQ Nordic buy the studios behind Wreckfest and Goat Simulator

THQ Nordic have gobbled up yet more studios, today announcing they've bought Bugbear Entertainment and Coffee Stain Studios. Bugbear are the smash-happy Finnish studio behind racing games including Wreckfest and the first three FlatOuts, while Coffee Stain made FPS tower defence series Sanctum and wack 'em up Goat Simulator as well as publishing games including Deep Rock Galatic. It sounds like they broadly plan to…

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Feature: E3's hidden gems

Video: The shark RPG and other hidden gems of E3 2018

Now that the festival of bellowing that is E3 2018 has come to an end, we begin the arduous process of making sense of it all. This means sifting through mountains of press releases and trailers to find all the curious games that lurked outside the spotlight glare of the larger publishers. And we find such treats as Maneater (Jaws RPG where you play as…

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Satisfactory looks a lot like first-person Factorio

We'll build machines to build machines to build machines to build a mysterious massive machine in Satisfactory, the next game from Sanctum and Goat Simulator developers Coffee Stain Studios. If that sounds a lot like Wube Software's fantastic Factorio, you'll probably think it looks a lot like it too after watching the new trailer. "It's x but y" is always a crude way to describe…

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Coffee Stain tease us with a very Satisfactory lizard-pup

We're in the run-up to GDC and E3 again, so that means it's teaser trailer season. Today's ad-for-an-ad comes from Goat Simulator and Sanctum studio Coffee Stain, and I think they might have the camera pointed the wrong way, although I kinda hope they don't, because I have very little interest in anything but this adorable alien lizard/lobster/puppy thing now.

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Feature: 21st Century Warriors

Future gangs of New York: Huntdown comes out to play

Rockstar's adaptation of The Warriors is one of my favourite licensed games. That's probably at least in part because The Warriors is the perfect film for a game adaptation, seeing as it's full of minibosses, action sequences and a basic level structure. When I played Huntdown [official site] at GDC last week, a stack of decades-old games came to mind, but it was The Warriors…

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Feature: Jump for joy.

Have You Played… A Story About My Uncle?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. A Story About My Uncle [official site] is a non-combat, narrative-leaning platformer from the same folks responsible for Goat Simulator. It tells a whimsical tale about a boy, his nomad and currently missing uncle, a fantasy realm, and jumping. Lots and lots of…

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Goat Sim Goes Galactic In New Expansion, Out Tomorrow

Just when you thought Goat Simulator [official site] couldn't get any stranger, eh? Beyond the basic premise itself, the parkour update, the MMO spin, GoatZ, the I Am Bread collaboration, the PayDay 2 crossover...deep breath...the latest expansion is taking the bleating blighter on a journey into outer space. Well of course it is. Goat Simulator's Waste of Space expansion is out tomorrow.

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Payday 2 And Goat Simulator Swap Goofy Crossover DLC

Checks calendar. Okay, it's not April 1. Checks Steam. There's definitely a store page for it. I guess this is really happening. The latest Payday 2 [official site] heist is themed around...Goat Simulator. And the latest Goat Simulator [official site] DLC is themed around... Payday 2.

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Kooky Ooky: I Am Bread & Goat Simulator Team Up

The twin fads of zany physics-based games and Joke Simulator Game Simulator 2013 have mostly passed us by now, so I wonder what'll be the not oh-so-random joke genre to strike it big? Frag montage parody FPSs have been too small for too long to take off, and Sanic Hegehog games have never been fun enough. Maybe I'm out of touch. Well, while we await…

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Got Your: GoatZ Adds Survival Tropes To Goat Simulator

You need to get into the spirit of Goat Simulator [official site], I suspect. There's a part of my brain that's eager to dismiss it as "lol so random" YouTube fodder, and a part of my brain that's like, no, I enjoy physics sandboxes just fine too, thanks. The next bit of DLC is making these internal warring factions go thermonuclear: GoatZ adds survival mechanics…

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Fetch Quests And Physics: Goat MMO Simulator Expansion

You know, I think I've seen a serious drop-off in zany physics simulators since the release of Goat Simulator. I roam far and wide across the Internet, looking for odd and wonderful new things every day, and say with confidence/wild speculation that Coffee Stain's physics sandbox was a turning point for the genre. After something so brazenly broken, so unashamedly kooky, perhaps doing anything less…

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Another Goat Simulator Update, Another Incredible Trailer

Goat Simulator really is just the dumbest thing, isn't it? Naturally, that's why everyone in the whole world loves it and I have a pet goat now. I was surprised (and let's face it: a bit saddened) to find that real goats have functional neck bones and lack tongues that stretch like elastic and stick like gorilla glue, but them's the breaks. Related: do not…

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A Story About My Uncle I Guess But Mostly Grappling Hooks

Hey gang, and welcome back to another exciting round of Judge A Game By Its Name! Today we're looking at A Story About My Uncle. You're thinking 2D puzzle-platformer, right? Monochromatic palette, perhaps accented with red. Lots of slow walking sections with quiet introspective narration, surely? If that's your final answer, then I'm sorry to say you haven't won today, as it's actually a first-person…

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Go(at) Figure: Goat Simulator Update To Add Parkour

FINALLY. As I discovered while horsing goating around for all the world to see, Goat Simulator has literally everything one could possibly conceive of throwing into a videogame. Between its quiet, moving narrative, masterfully measured pacing, tasteful use of whaling sections, allegorical nods to both Shakespeare's entire career and his greatest lost work, The Fifth Element, and 42 hour roadtripping-through-middle-America-with-Oscar-Wilde sequence, it more or less…

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Cloven-screen: Goat Simulator Adding Multiplayer

Goat Simulator is pretty much a dicking about simulator but oh, how lonely and pointless it is to dick about by yourself! Perhaps that's the entire reason the goat is acting up. Why, put it in a pen with another real goat and perhaps they'd happily amble about and chew the cud all day long. I suppose we'll find out in May, as developers Coffee…

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Feature: GOTY GOATY GOATEE

Rise & Stream: Watch Us Chatter Over Goat Simulator

Goats! Who doesn't love goats? Bad people, I'd be willing to bet. Or should I say "baaaaaaaaaad people"? No, no, I really shouldn't. What a regrettable choice on my part. I do not, however, regret picking Goat Simulator from the writhing, moaning RPS Pile O' Games this week, as it a) has goats and b) is a boiling crackpot crockpot of perfect insanity. Sir Hayden…

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No Turning Back: Goat Simulator’s Amazing Launch Trailer

If you're still somewhat incredulous at the fact that Goat Simulator is actually a thing, don't worry: you're not alone. But as a connoisseur of dumb jokes taken too far and also RPS' official Goatitor-In-Chief, I must say that I'm impressed with this one's dedication to cloven-footed shenanigans. For one, it's basically Just Cause with a goat, which is literally all I've ever wanted from…

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Avuncular Return: A Story About My Uncle, Soon For A Buck

I've a few uncles, but if I was to tell a story about one of them, I'd probably pick the one who worked with Patrick Stewart and Sean Bean. Though I can understand why, if given the choice, you might go for the one capable of inter-dimensional travel and grappling hook tomfoolery. A Story About My Uncle was a fun, free, first-person platformer released in…

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