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Rock, Paper, Shotgun Goes Free-To-Read!

Rock, Paper, Shotgun Ltd. announces Rock, Paper, Shotgun is to go free-to-read, introduces new NanoPayment™ Technology™ BATH, UK, 29 June, 2011 - In a move once more demonstrating that Rock, Paper, Shotgun Ltd is at the forefront of online PC gaming news development initiatives, the organisation is delighted to announce that as of the 1st July 2011 www.rockpapershotgun.com will be going free-to-read. "Once again Rock,…

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Obvious Game BAFTA Noms Announced

We don't have Oscars in the UK. Instead, all the major film directors gather on a hillside in Gloucestershire, and roll enormous wheels of cheese towards the fields below. The director who concusses the most cows (or sheep, but they're only worth half a point) with his cheese wins a BAFTA. Who can forget the scandal in 2006, when Martin Scorsese knocked out an unprecedented…

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Happening: Liberty City Episodes On PC

The Almighty K has news that Rockstar intend to release Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, the double pack that includes standalone adventures The Ballad Of Gay Tony and The Lost and Damned, which were both release to the Xbox in 2009. The release will happen in March, and the pack will cost about $40. I've not played either of these, so I can't…

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Mass Effect 2 Savegame Scandal/Salvation

I tried to post this yesterday, but the blog's back end mysteriously ate all my words so I gave up in a huff. I believe it to be the machinations of Loki, the Norse trickster god, and villain of children's picturebook Thor #606, written by Karen Gillan and on sale now in all good Early Learning Centres. Anyway - like half the world I've been…

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B’lands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx

Gearbox have announced, but not dated, another piece of DLC for Borderlands. Here's the blurb: “This DLC extends the Borderlands experience, providing new challenges and opportunities for growth for characters from around level 34 to level 50. Growth for characters at 50? Yeah, that’s right, we’ve raised the level cap; even players who think they’ve seen it all have tons more to do! The Secret…

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Atonement For Champions Online?

I'm not convinced many, if any, of our regular readers are still playing superheroic MMO Champions Online - general interest seemed to dry up pretty soon after release. Would love to hear some earnest talk about what it's like these days, though - are the servers busy, is there plenty to do at the high-end, has it managed to diversify its quests yet? CO was…

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Star Wars Galaxies Free For Lapsers

Anyone who previously subbed to Star Wars Galaxies will be able to play for free between February 1st and March 1st. This coincides with "Forces Under Siege", which is a hugely territory conflict add-on, which will allow players to contest for control of major cities. A captured city will confer benefits, such as quests and useful NPCs, to the controlling power. The Imperial types get…

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There’s No Place Like Homeworld: Flotilla

You remember Blendo Games' Gravity Bone, yes? One of the finest short-form indie games ever, frankly. Anyway, Mr Blendo, Brendon Chung, is working on another indie game which very much looks like RPS' sort of thing. It's called Flotilla and is a skirmish-level orbital-fleet RTS. In other words, yes, there's a clear Homeworld influence. Woo! Between this and Frozen Synapse, the iconic-graphics micro-indie strategy game…

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The Old Republic Sith Divide Explained

Today's been a good day, I know, but it doesn't mean you haven't had that nagging question in your head. Like the small stone in the bottom of your shoe, it's been frustrating you throughout. You've been wanting to know the difference between the Sith Warriors and Sith Inquisitors in Star Wars MMO The Old Republic. We're here for you, the answer's below.

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Can Politicians Take Games Seriously?

On Monday night, I tried my best to look like a respectable member of society and popped along the Houses of Parliament to attend Labour MP Tom Watson's discussion about the place and perception of videogames in UK society. A gathering of politicians, educators, games industry folk and random interested onlookers (hullo!), it was a fascinating few hours. Given the knee-jerk hullabaloo we're so used…

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New! Chess 2.0! (Not really.)

This large and splendid article by chess hyperbrain Garry Kasparov (pictured), in which he talks about the evolution of computer chess, seems deeply relevant to all of computerised gaming. Like so much else in our technology-rich and innovation-poor modern world, chess computing has fallen prey to incrementalism and the demands of the market. Brute-force programs play the best chess, so why bother with anything else?…

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Cities XL Loses MMO Thing, No Subs

Monte Cristo games have just issued a statement saying that the MMO element of Cities XL is going to be shut down: "Three months after the launch we have to admit that the subscription rate is lower than what we expected and therefore the Planet Offer is not sustainable. Not enough players decided to subscribe. Therefore, it is with deep regret that we decided to…

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Lost Planet 2 Feat Gears of War?

Eh? Apparently mocked up for some kind of Microsoft conference, Capcom's Lost Planet 2 has just released a trailer - for the shooter now confirmed for PC - in which the snow pirates appeared to be saved by Marcus & Dom (the Ant & Dec of ultra-violence) of Gears Of War, from one of Lost Planet's mega-beasts. Yep, that happens. Anyway, we're vaguely relieved by…

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No More Than Words: Fallout Extreme

It appears the word "EXTREME" is the thread in my linkposts today. ANYWAY! Paweł Dembowski dropped us a line, noting that details on another canceled Fallout game have come to light. If the sources are correct, it was only in development for a few months by 14 Degrees East in 2000, and appears to be a Hidden & Dangerous-inspired tactical shooter. As in, four men,…

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