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World Of Warships Hands-On: Overcoming Skepticism

World of Tanks makes sense. It's Counter-Strike with moveable turrets; angry houses hiding behind placid houses, streets like corridors, cannons like machineguns, machineguns also like machineguns. World of Warplanes makes sense, sort of, on paper. Planes. They're like tanks but they fly. Except there's no cover in the sky, and enemies could be in front, behind, beside or above you. So you sort of just…

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The Next Penelope Hands-On

Videogames are wandering across the Junk Fields, attempting to reach some exciting new destination. Then a videogame journalist appears, loading Videogames up with words and memories. "It's retro. It's old school. It's Micro Machines meets F-Zero crossed with Ulysses 31. It's all right here. Everything you've ever cared about is all right here." It's all junk! Let's not do that. Let's instead create a space…

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Hands On: Renowned Explorers

Renowned Explorers was like an oasis of calm and colour in the cavernous halls of Gamescom. It’s a game about travelling the world in search of impressive artifacts to show off at the World Expo, but rather than making the journey into a nightmare of scurvy and resource management, developers Abbey Games have opted for a sort of turn-based tactics adventure that combines Tintin, Indiana…

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Presenting Exhibit A In The Witcher 3 Trial

There were so many great games in Cologne this year and yet I decided that the first thing I'd write about from the show would be the one disappointment. Maybe disappointment comes more naturally to me or maybe I just wanted to get it out of the way - whatever the case, later that evening, I was slightly annoyed with myself for sending a grumpy…

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Hands On: Dead Island 2

The original Dead Island was buggy, often sexist, sometimes racist, and frequently a chore to play. Then its expandalone Riptide added "offensively marketed" to that list. Dead Island 2 has a new developer - Spec Ops: The Line's Yager - and therefore a chance at a fresh start. A chance to take all that ambition and promise and focus on what players actually liked about…

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New Middle Earth: Shadows Of Mordor Trailer Is Zeitgeisty

Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor grabs the current zeitgeist like only licensed games can, cobbling together a third-person action game from bits of Batman: Arkham Asylum, bits of Assassin's Creed, bits of Michael Bay-derived editing and sound effects. Is this a bad thing? Not necessarily. I like some of those things! I also like punching orcs. This could be a pleasant game, and the new…

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Gamescom 2014 Verdict: Diversity, Doom And Automatons

The megabooths have been disassembled, the lanyards have been discarded and the crowds have dissipated - Gamescom has run its course for another year. RPS sent its two best Smiths to Cologne last week. Their brief was to see the games, talk to the creators and meet as many terrifying mechanical puppets as possible. They succeeded on all fronts and returned with tales of Elite:…

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Eyes-On: Mordheim – City of the Damned

A warlock with a wooden leg was the highlight of my first day at Gamescom. I didn’t know a huge amount about Mordheim: City of the Damned before I sat down to watch a live demonstration of a typical mission, but half an hour later I was telling anyone who would listen that it deserved far more attention. It’s Warhammer Fantasy with a hint of…

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Nearing The Finish Line: Project CARS Gamescom Trailer

There's all kinds of things I like to pretend I'm above, like throwing recyclable materials in the normal rubbish when there's no space left in the recycling bin. I feel no need to pretend that I'm above loving some shiny videogame graphics, though. The Project CARS Gamescom trailer is, like every image of the in-development racing game, absurdly gorgeous. And embedded below, obv.

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Simulated Urban Area – Cities: Skylines Announced

The Cities in Motion games provided a very specific challenge: some chuffing great fool has built a city all higgledy-piggledy and now you need to somehow smoosh a functional public transportation network between their many mistakes. Cities are big, sprawling, ancient, and wonderful messes that we must somehow wrangle, we uneasily negotiate with, and we try to make work. Building a city from scratch, getting…

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World of Warcraft Getting Warlordier On November 13th

I've spoken about the Blizzard cinematic siren before and it has gone off again. Yesterday evening at an event in Los Angeles (which, for some reason, was then simulcast to the Blizzard booth at Gamescom rather than just being ran there) the titanic MMO developer showed off the CGI intro to Warlords of Draenor, the next World of Warcraft expansion. Blizz announced its release date--November…

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Eyes On: The Witcher 3

I've been watching somebody chopping monsters into pieces. In a miniature temporary cinema in the chaos of Gamescom, The Witcher 3 is on display, strutting around the place like a peacock. In a forty-five-minute live presentation, it proves itself to be the most handsome game at the show but I'm left wondering what exactly it has to show beneath all the finery. That doesn't mean…

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2D Blaster Relic Hunters Zero Will Be Open Source, Free

As in, actually free, open-source free. Or "Free4Real" as developers Rogue Snail put it, presumably in an attempt to make me hate them personally. The two-man team of Betu Souza and Mark Venturelli are currently employed at Behold Studios, working on Chroma Squad. In their spare time they've made Relic Hunters Zero, a top-down shoot 'em up with a psychedelic style and heavily-armed animals. It'll be…

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Got The Claptrap – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Borderlands! Apparently lots of people like it, I just happen not to know many of them. A quick RPS-chat whip round revealed a startling apathy for its cell-shaded comedy and endless weaponry. I feel like I really should love it, but just can't get past how boring it is to play. It gains a little from co-op, clearly the supposed strength of its formula, but…

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Hands On: Galak-Z, The Roguelite Arcade Shooter

Galak-Z is to top-down space shooters as Spelunky is to side-scrolling platformers. It takes the simple kinetic pleasures of dodging missiles, firing lasers and boosting a spaceship around asteroids and space debris, then pairs them with procedurally generated levels and objectives, and a set of simple, readable AI behaviours that allow you to approach each challenge thoughtfully. And then it layers on top inspiration from…

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This Is A Sneaking Mission: Metal Gear Solid V On PC

As daft and self-obsessed as it became, Metal Gear Solid is a wonderful thing. The series has only been spotted on PC a few times over the years, but delightfully we will get to interrogate its two shiny new games. Open-world sneak 'em up Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and its short standalone prologue Ground Zeroes are both coming to PC via Steam.…

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Dragon Fights And Spoilers – Dragon Age: Inquisition

The Dragon Age hype train rolls ever onward. As we near the delayed release of Inquisition on November 21st, the latest trailer had its debut at the EA press event at Gamescom. It's titled "The Enemy of Thedas," who one would presume is giving the threatening baddie monologue throughout, and shows off all the usual fantasy violence we've come to expect. It also seems to…

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You’ll Be Never Alone From November 4th

Stunningly beautiful, culturally educational puzzle-platformer Never Alone has all of RPSdom excited to experience the tales of Alaska Native people the Iñupiaq. The only question left was when we'd get our mitten'd hands on its co-op action. November 4th, comes the cry from behind that glacier, on Steam, it continues, causing an avalanche. There's also a gorgeous new trailer, with one of the developers explaining…

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Mouse Souls: Ghost Of A Tale

Ghost of a Tale is about an adorable mouse with a lute fighting giant crabs. Really I'd hope that was enough for you, but I'll throw in some more info as a bonus. It's set in a medieval fantasy entirely inhabited by animals, explored in third person with inspiration from the likes of Zelda and Ico. There's a balance struck between the cute central character…

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Six New Witcher 3 Screenshots And A Trailer For You

You like The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt screenshots. I know you. You can't resist them! Six new ones have emerged from Gamescom, which is a small gathering of gaming enthusiasts in Germany. Because you've been good, if you click on the pictures, they'll get extra-big. Big enough that you could use them as a desktop background, and pretend you're playing The Witcher 3: The…

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