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Posts tagged “Gamescom 2013”

Feature: A Rift In The Sky

Best Of Gamescom: IL-2 Sturmovik And Oculus Rift

I didn’t believe in the Oculus Rift. Not in the way that I don’t believe in Derek Acorah, the phantom of credibility, but in the way that I don’t believe in matter transporters or eating only one biscuit. The Rift had seemed like an impossible dream, a product of improbable technology and the overly forgiving impressions of excited humans. Now I believe and all it…

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This Batman: Arkham Origins Gallery Is Ridiculous

For a grim world that's been overwhelmed by criminals, corruption, and bat guano, the Arkham series of games has always had very polished and pretty polygons. And even though pre-release screenshots are known for being unfathomably and unrealistically pretty, both games in the series really do look gorgeous when the camera whizzes around to show a particularly brutal punch. So I'm very happy to show…

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Far Too Many Men Of War: Assault Squad 2 Screenshots

Jim would approve of this post, I think. There are 22 screenshots of the recently announced return to Men Of War: Assault Squad 2 for all you tank lovers. 22! You'd need to be a polydactyl cat to count them all. Some were deployed post-announcement, while others have been rumbled out at Gamescom 2013, but all show war in sharp relief, showing off a fair…

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Underground, Overground: Age Of Wonders III Footage

If you found the recent announcement of a delay to glorious fantasy strat-fest Age Of Wonders III a bit chafing, then I have a soothing salve for you. Accepting that the release is sometime in 2014 will sting a fair bit, but it'll be just a little bit easier to bear after watching the 11 minutes of footage we have. It takes us from the…

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Demon Possibly Weeping: Lords of Shadow 2

Oh, videogames. You make it so hard to love you. My undying adoration for oft-derided popular AAA FPSs has been echoed in recent days, but really I'm just a fan of high-octane, huge budget, nicely animated action. From Darksiders to Call of Duty, Bulletstorm to DmC there's nothing I enjoy more than having my young white male preferences thoroughly exploited. Yet there is a line that…

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Nico Time: Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse Trailer

Adventure games are making something of a comeback, floating on the sea of nostalgia while clinging to a life raft made from Kickstarter pledges, stretch goals, and hope. One of those out to sea games is Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse, the 2Dish return of Nico and George. They're preparing to make land this Winter, and will probably have quite the story to tell. They'll…

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But Can I Craft A Mine? Everquest Next – Landmark

Talking to the monsters just isn't enough any more, things must be more complex. Gamers the world over cry-out for not only deeper interaction with their digital worlds but the ability to terraform them as well. Thus when earlier this month Sony Online Entertainment shocked the world by revealing Everquest Next might actually be relevant to the wider gaming community, its world-building utility Landmark was…

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Island Hopping: Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Footage

Watching this video of Battlefield 4's multiplayer, as an EA producer views a huge battle for control of an island chain, reminded me of how I used to play Battlefield 2: I'd stay after work at PC Gamer, along with Tom Francis and the quietly brilliant Steve Williams. We'd load up a 64-man map on the LAN and mess about for a couple of hours.…

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I Am Space Agog At This X-Rebirth Gallery

The facile part of my brain that likes pretty things is currently whacking my internal dopamine button and I'm grinning like a quokka. That button is well worn after my last look at X Rebirth, where I watched X- Rebirth being unveiled through through tear-rimmed eyes. One eye was soaked in tears from the beauty and excitement from what I was seeing, and the other…

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Royal Crumble: Stronghold: Crusader 2 Trailer

Time to take it down a notch at RPS towers. It's been an exciting day, full of violence, murder, ghosts, and terrifying screams coming from the basement. What we need is something more sedate. We need castles and strategy, deserts and caliphs. And while those things can be exciting, the Stronghold Crusader 2 trailer is like a relaxing warm bath, showing off the castle building…

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Iron Giants: I Think I’ve Fallen For Titanfall

Robots. Jetpacks. Guns. Men. Parkour. I can't believe no one put it together sooner. The formula for the ultimate videogame. Then just stir until your giant wooden spoon explodes from 37 different camera angles, and you have a multiplayer shooting delicacy that's sure to get tongues wagging. I know mine is. Respawn's put out another Titanfall trailer, and it's pure robo-blasting bliss. Also, we get a…

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Skid Remarks: The Crew Trailer Is Pretty Neat

I spent a couple of hours playing FUEL with a friend last week. We hopped online, spawned some quad-bikes, and just drove across whatever part of America we were supposed to be in. It had nice trees. So I'm really interested in The Crew, Ubisoft's open-world driving game set in a Frankenstein's monster of America, particularly the 'social driving' features. I know 'social' isn't a…

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Witness The Murdered: Soul Suspect Trailer

Being a Scotch person, I suffer a daily indignity of idiots asking me to say words that that have the letter 'r' in them. 'Murder' is a particular favourite. I honestly don't know what's so funny about hearing the word 'murder' coming from someone with a Glaswegian accent. When you hear it up there, it means you're either watching Taggart, you're about to take a…

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Doom’s Doom Ray Of Doom! LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

OH MY GOODNESS I AM GOING TO GET TO BE LEGO SPIDER-MAN. Ever since my days running up and down the playground on all fours, aged 5, I have so desperately needed to be Spider-Man. But the vidjagames of him have never captured his personality for me, their seeming to have been very ahead of the books by giving him a personality more like Doc…

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How Is It Still Called WARFACE?

Just think: two million years of evolution got us to this point, give or take one divine intervention. Hundreds of billions of humans have lived and died to get the world to the state it's in now. We've sent men, women, dogs and monkeys into space. Mapped the globe. Put the internet and all of human knowledge into every pocket. Landed on the moon. Made…

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Announced

There is a siren on my desk that I keep in pristine condition. Every night I polish and clean the surfaces and check the wiring before heading to bed with a satisfied sigh. Its purpose is simple: whenever Blizzard release a new cinematic, it alerts me to this fact. Me and most of the neighbourhood. About an hour ago it went off again, as the…

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Fruits Of Their Labour: Arkham Oranges Intros Firefly

A trailer a day keeps the dread lord of games at bay, that's what we say here at RPS. If we don't, he'll rise again to wage terrible war upon our castle, PR-catapults firing besuited fast-talkers at our poor, potholed walls. Our defenses are meek and few what with the great Sir Botherer's new steed not yet full grown and aged knights Sir Rossignol and…

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XCOM: Enemy Within Is An Expansion, Out 15 November

Ah well, not a full sequel then. But a hefty expansion, nonetheless - Firaxis style. (Actually, it'll be a standalone game on consoles, but not PC, oddly.) Rather obviously XCOM: Enemy Within will have new maps (40 of them), and new soldier class (stompy mech) and multiplayer stuff (cuddles), but also introduces a rather significant new mechanic, changing how you approach the game.

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Thank Goodness: Peggle 2 And PvZ: GW Not On PC First

Oh man, phew. I was worried there for a second, but now I see that I was getting all worked up over nothing. I mean, seriously: what if Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare and Peggle 2 had come out on PC at the same time they debuted on Xbox One? It probably would've spelled the end of all videogames - and, let's face it, life -…

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EVE: Valkyrie Will Probably Sell A Million Oculus Rifts

Remember that Eve Online Oculus Rift dog-fighting game that Brendan had a peep at in April? CCP were very coy about it, stating it that it was a prototype, and even hinting that it might never see a wider release. Well, it turned out when they were saying that they were also wearing Oculus Rifts, so we couldn't see the winking that was going on.…

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