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Come watch a newcomer and a forgetful veteran play Deus Ex live

RPS threw Deus Ex a 20th anniversary birthday bash earlier in the week with a superb oral history of the game’s creation. Did you know that there was going to be a pirate island at one point? That and many other gems await you. To continue the ‘fun’, the RPS vid buds thought we’d revisit the game in a stream. If that earlier feature was…

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Deus Ex at 20: The oral history of a pivotal PC game

Deus Ex is the king of the immersive sims - the blueprint from which an entire genre of ideas has been pilfered. If you’ve loved a Dishonored game, you’ve enjoyed Deus Ex by proxy; its design, and even some of its developers, can be found at the very centre of Arkane’s DNA.For those who played it 20 years ago, Deus Ex set expectations for how…

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Square Enix are selling 54 Eidos games at a steal, for charity

Stuck for things to play this weekend? After offering their exhaustive JRPG lineup at a pittance last week, Square Enix have this week gutted the price of their Eidos Anthology bundle on Steam as part of their "Stay Home & Play" campaign - offering 54 PC classics, contemporary bangers and bizarre curiosities for just under 30 quid, in aid of charities affected by the Covid-19…

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Have You Played… Thief: The Dark Project?

The original Thief is one of the first games I remember playing. I was at my mate’s house, because he had a proper computer (and one of those old school mice with the little ball in that you had to take out and blow on if it got stuck). I remember doing the tutorial; being taught to hide in shadows and avoid the light. I…

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Hitman’s humour evolved because of 47’s penchant for disguises

In the best possible way, the Hitman series is ridiculous. Its protagonist, Agent 47, is the single most conspicuous person in any crowd. He’s big and bald and white with a bar code prominently tattooed to the back of his head, and not once does this fact deter him from his preferred method of infiltration: wearing a disguise. These aren’t disguises in the elaborate, Mission:…

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Reviewed: Shadows of the Tomb Raider

Lara Croft is back. But the world she inhabits in Shadow of the Tomb Raider is darker, a fierce jungle full of dense, gloomy shapes. They pass beneath the player like a ghost, or perhaps whip away into the trees. Tomb Raider has always had this uneasy affection for the supernatural, an appreciation of the dark. And although Lara has come a long way since…

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Have You Played… Gangsters: Organized Crime?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.When I first played Gangsters: Organized Crime [Wikipedia page] in the late 90s I didn’t really play strategy games. This one predated The Sopranos, so my grasp of epic gangster stories stemmed from Scarface, Once Upon A Time in America and The Godfather trilogy…

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Have You Played Championship Manager Season 01/02?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.Write about any iteration of Championship Manager and Football Manager and you'll hear people bring up a particular version of the game. Hint: it's also the only one to appear in our list of the best 50 strategy games. It's Season 01/02.

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Squeenix Seek Anachronox Pitches (If You Fund & Make It)

Square Enix want indie developers to make a new Gex game! Wait, no, that's not exciting. Let's go again. Square Enix want indie developers to make a new Fear Effect game! Alice, look, come on. Buck your ideas up. Square Enix want indie developers to make a new Anachronox game! Lawks!As planned, they've had a root around in the Eidos back catalogue and pulled out…

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Eidos Anthology Has A Lot Of Good Games, Is Pricey

A rather strange addition to Steam's Early Access list popped up over the weekend - the Eidos Anthology. Eidos, which sort of exists inside the maw of Square Enix, is no slouch when it comes to noteworthy games, and Eidos Montreal recently picked up a Golden Joystick for Best Hair or similar. An anthology of their games is quite the thing.In a collection of quite…

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Sharper Shadows: Thief Gold HD Mod Released

Here at the RPS retirement home for weary writers, our memories are often akin to a swirling sea of confusion. Just yesterday, I was watching the trailer for Peggle 2 and thought it looked terrible. I realised that Peggle the first has come to resemble a Jackson Pollock gallery retrospective in my mind's eye. How strange then that our collective memories of Thief were lucid…

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Inside At Last: Thief Is Fifteen Today

Fifteen years ago to the day, with some variance depending on where in the world you lived at the time, Thief: The Dark Project, went on sale. It is one of the games that continues to define the possibilities of first-person architecture and also an example of interactive storytelling that has endured over a decade and a half without being fully tapped. Some of the…

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Stealing History: Dark Camelot And Thief

With Thief 4 bearing down on us like a robber with a toothy smile, we thought it might be interesting to go back to where stealth began: the creation of Thief. Joe Martin stole away with this report.There's a line I had wanted start this article with. It is a line from the ironic finale of The Neverending Story and it would have been an…

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Hitman: Subtitle Disguises Agent 47 As A Murderer

God, I love disguises. I can't go the shop without putting on a beard and some elf ears. It looks like Agent 47 shares the same enthusiasms, too, because in the latest Hitman: Absolution trailer (it's around here somewhere, I know it) we get to see him dressed as a policeman, a worrying janitor, a hotel porter you would not trust with your luggage, a…

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Hollywood’s Finest Vents: Deus Ex To Become A Movie

Videogame movies! No one really asked for them, but we're getting them anyway. I now imagine Ezio and Adam Jensen leaping hand-in-hand off the rooftop that is their medium of choice, but with Jensen engaging the Icarus Landing System while Ezio dies horribly because hay doesn't work that way. At any rate, Deus Ex's film rights have officially fallen into the hands of CBS Films,…

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Clutching At Shadows: Thief 4

If you starve a man he will gladly chew a button in order to create saliva, which he will then swallow in an attempt to fool his body into thinking it is being fed. This brief cry in the dark is my attempt to nourish myself with a lump of plastic or wood, it is the splinter in my tongue and the grumbling in my…

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The Wait Is Over: Anachronox Is On GoG.com

My wait, actually. The best bit of the PC Gamer Top 100 meetings was listening to Gamer's secret weapon Tony Ellis (if you've ever laughed at a caption or dark dark bit of humour, it was probably from Tony's sick mind), talking about Anachronox: we'd all stop flushing heads down the toilet and pause mid-Chinese burn as he told us about the insanity of Ion…

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For This, Never: Deus Ex HR DLC Packs

Deus Ex: HR came saddled with a selection of preorder incentives, a phrase that tastes like a little bit of sick in my mouth. The upshot is that if you didn’t buy the game from a grid coordinate during the correct lunar sequence, you may be missing little bits of content. No longer. Now, everything can be yours, provided you’re willing to reach into your…

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DXHR No Longer Region Locked In Europe

Square Enix appear to have reversed their decision on region-locking the retail copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution in Europe and the UK, which we'd noted yesterday. An Eidos forum post by Square Enix "mastering manager" Jason Walker says: "We’re aware of some discussion regarding the planned region-locking of boxed PC versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and after careful review we have decided not…

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Just Cause 2 Ignoro Gallery, Just ‘Cause

I've been replaying Just Cause 2 in my spare time of late. I remember my absolutely loving it, and then finding the ludicrous fun was spoiled by the difficulty ramping up far too far, and the game getting in the way of itself. So thinking it would be fun to muck around with it some more, this time I set things to Casual and began…

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