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Competition: Share your memories of Obsidian games

Our cousins at Eurogamer are running a competition between now and Tuesday 12th September in which they're asking for you to share your memories of Obsidian's games. They'll then select their favourite reminiscences and reward the authors with prizes, from free games (on many platforms) to free consoles. You can find more instructions at the link above, as well as read the many existing entries…

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Competition: Win Free Tickets To Next Week’s EGX

EGX is next week, September 24th-27th, at the NEC in Birmingham. It's the UKs biggest game event and there'll be hundreds of games there, among esports tournaments, cosplay competitions and YouTube celebrities. If you fancy popping along, we have a pair of four-day super passes and three pairs of day tickets to win. Hop below for details on how to enter.

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RPS’s Position On The Eurogamer/Florence Debacle

Last week, as some may have noticed, Robert Florence wrote a piece for Eurogamer, criticising the appearance of corruption amongst some in the gaming press. Stressing that he believes the vast majority of writers are good and honest, he pointed out - inspired by an image of Spike's Geoff Keighley sat surrounded by Doritos and Mountain Dew - that writers could do a lot more…

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Implausibly Reviewed: Minecraft

RPS chums Eurogamer asked me to review Minecraft for them a little while back. I had a bit of a funny turn in response - "review Minecraft? What, with like a score and stuff? Now? Um" - and then, of course, I said yes. With Mojang's game finally due to achieve official release status this weekend, in the midst of the inaugural Minecon, it did…

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Eurogamer Retro: Discworld Noir

The Discworld novels are quite the divider. Everyone I know seems to love them, from my dad to my about-to-be-wife, while I'm pretty indifferent. But I do remember really enjoying Discworld Noir back in their 90s. Going back to it, I was surprised not only by how well written it is, but also how little game there actually is within all the writing. I consolidated…

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EG Retro: Escape From Monkey Island

I've had enough of the downright prejudice against Escape From Monkey Island. When I originally reviewed it for PC Gamer in 2000, I recognised what a superb adventure game it was. And replaying it eleven years later, it remains every bit as funny, clever and well constructed. Yes, Monkey Kombat sucks beyond belief and was a stupid mistake. Yes, the camera was often poor. But…

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Eurogamer Retro: Driv3r, Also: Comments

Yesterday saw Eurogamer display my retrospective of DrivTHREEr, Atari/Reflections' astonishingly bad sequel to their loved franchise. In it I say things like, "Vehicles drive like angry shopping trolleys filled with cannonballs being precariously pushed along a bowling alley. But on foot is when you get to enjoy your character (I’m sure he has a name) stumbling around like a man having his first go at…

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Eurogamer Retro: Tomb Raider Legend

I really do like Tomb Raider Legend. Obviously I hate its boss fights, and clearly I'm not so stupid as to enjoy the QTE nonsense that occasionally infects it. But it was such a treat to see Lara brought back to life, once more in a world tailor-made for her personal jumping distance, in a way remarkably faithful to the game's triumphant early releases. And…

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Mark Rein Says PC Has “Shot By” Consoles

Over the weekend, Eurogamer posted a story about how PCs are better than everything else, including new babies and planets with rings. Well, those weren't quite their words, and nor were they of Mark Rein, VP of Epic, but he said something close. He in fact said that, "We're at the stage in the life of the consoles where the PC has shot by them…

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Eve Online In Crisis: The EG Coverage

Eve Online's player base is currently ANGRY. The above image is of a riot that took place this Friday in Jita, one of the virtual universe's biggest trading hubs, and this thread on the official forums is keeping track of all the subscriptions that have been cancelled in protest- some 4,500 so far. Why all the rage? In short, CCP are dragging the game in…

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Eurogamer Retrospective: Dreamfall

Oh, so on Sunday, in the middle of our yacht-based hammocking, my retrospective of Dreamfall went up on Eurogamer. The conflict the game generates in me was interesting to explore, and once again its moving story of faith and Faith won out. For instance, I utter: "This isn't a game that's worried about drawing in the kids. In fact, it's imbued with a strong tone…

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EG Retro: Legend Of Kyrandia + MAPS!

This weekend saw my Eurogamer retrospective of one of the lesser-remembered adventure games of the early Nineties, the Legend Of Kyrandia: Book One. It contained moments like, "It contained a single cursor. I'm not really sure what to do with this information. Does it undermine everything? Is everything that's being produced now a homage to Kyrandia? Obviously not. And not only because Kyrandia also suffers…

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Watch Eurogamer’s GDC After Dusk

I mean, if you haven't already. Our fine chums over at Eurogamer only went and produced a bunch of scintillating video coverage of GDC, complete with appearances from a selection of gaming royalty. The full round of up episodes is here. "Guests will include the artist formerly known as Cliffy B, Frontier's David Braben and Peter "You never know, he might accidentally announce his new…

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Eurogamer Retro: You Don’t Know Jack Vol. 1

After Richard Cobbett's impressions of You Don't Know Jack, it encouraged me to go all the way back to the beginning to play the original 1995 edition. And then write about it for Eurogamer. It contains things like, "It's a quiz game. And wow, do those usually suck as videogames. The late nineties and early 2000s were a time of great darkness, as those who…

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Eurogamer Review: Edna & Harvey

Back in 2008 it came to our attention that a German team, Daedalic, were planning a slew of new adventure titles. Of those, the environmentally themed A New Beginning has recently received it's German demo, The Whispered World has been released and was flawed but charming, and finally there was Edna & Harvey: The Breakout. It's out very soon, and my review has appeared on…

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Eurogamer Retro: Myst

A hundred years ago, when I first started out writing reviews for PC Gamer, I was sent the adventure games. This was partly because I knew a lot about adventure games, but mostly because they were far more likely to be awful. And everyone hates me. Which meant I suffered at the hands of Myst. Myst, a game more tedious than being shown someone's photographs…

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Eurogamer Retro: Fate Of Atlantis

Playing old games makes you more handsome, so in my desperate struggle to ascend from "bridge troll" I've created another retrospective for Eurogamer, this time about Indiana Jones & The Fate Of Atlantis. Made at the same time as The Secret Of Monkey Island and The Dig, I argue that it's the best of the three. Despite not having any fondness for Indy. I say:…

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