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Feature: Why won't you just die?

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice release date, trailers, collector’s edition

With the chapter officially closed on the Dark Souls series, it seems FromSoftware are ready to move onto their next project. As Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki's latest project, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the company's return to feudal Japan, after years of not making another Tenchu game. It's different from anything FromSoftware have developed since Demon's Souls. So here's everything we know so far on…

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Warframe Fortuna: how to access the new update, hoverboards

Despite having around five years worth of stuff, Digital Extremes is certainly not done adding even more to Warframe. Fortuna introduces the game's second open world hub, as well as various new features and tweaks to the game such as a brand new hoverboard - the K-Drive, to Kick Flip into the stratosphere. Accessing this new hub world is going to take a little bit…

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Feature: Hell to the bus driver

Video: Bus Simulator 18’s multiplayer will break your bank balance (and maybe your bones)

The news that Bus Simulator 18 had added a multiplayer mode caused quite the ripple in the RPS treehouse. For one afternoon cat pics and Brendy’s weird GIFs made way for dreams of glorious four bus convoys, all honking horns and sliding open doors in perfect unison. The reality, as I discovered with Noa, is more frightening. This is an unforgiving world where the tiniest…

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Feature: Farming for loot, literally.

Path of Exile’s upcoming Bestiary league adds zookeeping and blood-rituals to your repertoire

In The Fall of Oriath, you went to war with the gods themselves. In the Abyss, you fought ancient undead, led by a nameless lich-king and in the War For The Atlas, you set your sights on two almighty beings that create and destroy entire worlds on a whim. Now, Path of Exile's next league challenges you to... open a zoo? Well, that's a bit…

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Feature: Major drama

Dota 2 Boston Major: Highlights and must-see matches

Another multimillion-dollar Dota 2 Major tournament has come to a close this weekend as top teams from all over the world battled for the Boston Major's Eaglesong trophy and a share of the $3m prize pool. Would OG be able to defend their title with a remixed lineup or would some feisty newcomers be able to snaffle it away? In case you're still avoiding spoilers…

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Feature: Flickers and flashes

State of the Art: Lights, action, razzle dazzle with League of Legends’ VFX

Visual effects in games intrigue me - they contribute so much to the flavour of a character or an experience but often they're at their best when you're not consciously registering them - they need to complement and harmonise and blend... In a game like League of Legends [official site] they need to communicate character, telegraph attacks, fit in with the established vocabulary of more…

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Feature: How do you League of Legends?

League Of Legends: Unpicking World-Famous Plays

League of Legends, with its upwards-of-67-million-players-a-month, is a phenomenon. As an esport it garners hundreds of millions of hours of viewer time, packs out arenas and has made its way onto mainsteam channels like the BBC and ESPN. But to the casual viewer it's also an incredibly difficult game to decode. 10 champions out of a possible 128 run around the map, killing minions, monsters,…

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Cubic Curiosity

Nothing says “weekend” like an afternoon spent watching a Malcolm in the Middle rerun marathon. It’s genuinely better than I remembered, but that may hold true for anything that has been viewed in order. Between you and me, though, the sitcom is best viewed as a preview to Breaking Bad. So many gas masks. So much angst. So many narrative possibilities. Anyway, pickings remain slim…

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The Bargain Bucket: PAX Hungover

I am fresh back from PAX! Which, I might note, was an absolutely bizarre experience. Who knew that not running around like a headless chicken could be so exhausting? Never had I imagined that being stationary, while endlessly repeating the same lines over and over, could be such a challenge. (Seriously, being an exhibitor is tough work. I salute those who have done it repeatedly.)…

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Feature: Cheap Alien Isolation, Life Is Strange & more

The RPS Bargain Bucket: Help, GDC Is Here

In two days, I will be on a plane for 36 hours. I am going to be very sad. Shortly after that, I will be doing my first exhibition at PAX East. Which is alternately both terrifying and kind of amazing. (I think.) So, just a short column this week because my brain is steaming like the air vents in Alien: Isolation. But I will…

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Darkest Dungeon of Discounts

Does anyone here T-Rex when they sleep? Because I do. And that stinks when you sleep on your wrist and wake up with this lingering ache. PTSD seems an inevitable future for all people who work with their hands but goshdarnit, the twinges stink, anyway. Wait for my fifties please, cartilage! This week's crop feels slightly "meh," especially since Gamersgate had unfortunate pricing accidents a…

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Bytes Of A Feather

Confession: I bought Heroes of the Storm's Founder Pack. Sometimes, even professional bargain hunters are brought low by the seduction of immediate gratification. (Or something. Hi! Are you playing too? You should add me on Battle.Net if so. casshirek#1483 is the battletag in question.) Moving on, this week's bargains are an entertaining montage of genres. Bundle Stars is the clear winner of the "holy crap,…

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Weekend of Evil

So many exciting things happened this week and I wish I could share some of it. Alas, I am instead shepherding 13 drunk people around today as the designated sober person, which may or may not entail me worrying about them falling off buildings. Wish me luck. In celebration of this annual event (and because this is my responsibility), have a bucket of bargains and…

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Bucking the Trend

It's here. It's finally here. Black Friday weekend. The capitalistic orgy to end all capitalistic orgies. Not even Christmas is so shameless, so ruthlessly focused on the material. It's .. it's glorious, really. If you're not otherwise busy with turkey comas, this is an excellent time to stalk the various online distributors for deals because it looks like they're coming in fast and furious.

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Feature: Bucket Friends

The RPS Bargain Bucket: Fizzle

And it's the end of the week! Oh, thank god, it's the end of the week. It's beginning to feel like every Bargain Bucket is preceeded by muttering about long, long days. (Which it is. Good grief. You can thank my slow but inexorable assimilation into the fiction industry for that.) We're going to try doing that "these are the big outlets having sales" sub-section…

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Hide and Go Chu!

With the holiday season teetering on the edge of existence, it's weird to even think about recommending games right now. You should wait. Maybe, not forever. But hanging onto your lusts for a few more weeks is definitely an idea to evaluate. That said, I'm plotting to acquire Pokemon and Persona Q the first opportunity I get so who I am to judge? As always,…

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Feature: It's a deal

The RPS Bargain Bucket: November Expenditure

Hello! This has been a rather strange week. It started with being in transit for about 40 odd hours, and ended with a volley of newswriting for RPS. (This may happen again soon. Maybe. We'll see.) In between, I lost my wallet and started writing about polygamy in the Song Dynasty, and continued my interactive fiction piece for Choice of Games. My brain is sizzling.…

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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Candy Haze

So, I had my first Halloween experience this week, which is to say, I spent a lot of time meandering after a troop of kids, and hanging out at a friend's living room with a cauldron full of candy. My teeth ache from excess, but it has been an informative day. Hopefully, your Halloween was equally novel! Or frightful. Or, well, whichever idea you like…

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