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Friends & Foes alike hop aboard the Monster Train today

We've got some new passengers aboard the Monster Train, folks, so let's clear some seats and make some room. The Friends & Foes update arrives today, bringing a party of new heroes aboard the one-way trip to hell - alongside two new baddies, a more chilled-out final boss, and some shiny new artifacts to pick up along the way. Choo-choo, deckbuilders.

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Monster Train added a setting to give everyone googly eyes

If a train of monsters riding through hell is too sensible for you, rejoice: you can now stick googly eyes on everyone Monster Train. Presumably inspired by the best Slay The Spire mod, the new option puts rolling googly eyes on all your monsters and enemies in battle (alas, not everyone on all screens, not like the Spire mod). Small. Pointless. Delightful. Pop into the…

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Monster Train might be the best deckbuilder since Slay The Spire

I'm clearly having a weird Friday morning, because I just clapped my hands together and squealed "ooh, this does interesting things" aloud to myself. I'm also clearly playing a very good videogame. This is Monster Train: a deckbuilding roguelike that wears its Slay The Spire influences on its sleeve, while spinning up a familiar formula in a completely different direction. You're on a train to…

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Feature: Rite of passengers

Transport Fever 2 review

It was day two when I finally contracted transport fever, with the classic symptoms: the aching posterior, the swelling of the pride. I’d built a circular railway, like the kind you see in children’s sets, to connect the mines and factories along the shore of Lake Baikal in Siberia. Then I’d asked my drivers to load their gondolas only halfway with coal, leaving space for…

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Heart-stopping shooter Black Future ’88 crashes out today

It's 1988. It's been 1988 for longer than anyone can remember, and you've only got minutes to make it to the top of a tower before your heart explodes. Rubbish, that. So begins Black Future '88, a side-scrolling cyberpunk shooter from developers SuperScarySnakes, released today. You know the drill - there's a big bad needing a bullet in the skull, backed by nefarious bosses and…

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Feature: Wicky Wicky Wild Wild Hex

John Wick Hex review

You don’t play as John Wick in John Wick Hex. Not really. Instead, you play as Keanu Reeves’ choreographer, in close negotiation with the great man’s agent. Want Wick to dash behind cover while throatslamming a goon, then toss them to the floor, grab their gun and shoot a second goon’s ear off before yeeting the empty pistol at a third? That is absolutely within…

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You can play John Wick Hex in October, and here’s a trailer to prove it

If after the E3 reveal of John Wick Hex you were updating your gaming calendar and were angered at the lack of a release date, I have calming news for you. The turn-based prequel to Keanu's trilogy of violence will be out on October 8th, which I now realise is disturbingly close. You might say it's only about two wicks away. Anyway, here's Lovejoy and…

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The Eternal Cylinder seems powerfully weird, and therefore worth your time

Back in 2015, we posted about a prototype called The Endless Cylinder, from ACE Team, in which a small long-nosed animal wanders around a surreal planet. This prototype has now reemerged as The Eternal Cylinder, and is a proper game and everything. Although it's all more polished, not a whole lot has changed from that original proof of concept (showing that it was probably a…

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ACE Team’s The Eternal Cylinder looks so wonderfully strange

On a distant alien planet, a vast cylinder is rolling across the surface and crushing everything in its path. Were this Earth, we'd welcome our redeemer. But in The Eternal Cylinder, we'll play a wee critter fleeing the roller, gobbling up plants and beasties to gain abilities aiding our escape. Also, it's so gloriously strange-looking, just as I'd expect from ACE Team, the Chilean studio…

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine spins some Chinese American yarns

Dim Bulb's quiet and contemplative story tell 'em up Where The Water Tastes Like Wine is still out there, trudging down America's dusty depression-era roads, collecting and telling stories. Today, it has a few new ones to tell. Today's Gold Mountain Update adds an official Chinese localisation, produced by a crew of dedicated Chinese-speaking fans led by one Ryan Zhang. More importantly for English-speakers, it…

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Transport Fever 2 infecting PC this year

You're up to date on your transport vaccinations, right? Always get the jab for Reclining Arthritis before catching a plane? Won't head into London unless you're protected against Carpal Underground Syndrome, Ticks Please, Handrail Herpes, and Mind The Gap Crack? Good. But be warned: a mighty new infection is coming and there may be no protection. Following experiments infecting people with a love of micromanaging…

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine adds new stories in free standalone Fireside Chats

Story-collectathon Where The Water Tastes Like Wine now has a free companion game, Fireside Chats, which falls somewhere between expansion and demo. The new release includes sixteen fresh stories, each told by one of the main characters that returning players will recognise, as well as the existing first chapter, so new players can get a feel for what to expect if they go on to…

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Sub-aquatic adventure Diluvion: Resubmerged looks seaworthy after a major overhaul

Despite its exciting premise of Jules Verne-inspired nautical adventuring, sea monsters and mechanical leviathans, Diluvion sank out of sonar range shortly after launching early last year - yesterday, it resurfaced under an expanded name. While a striking looking game, it got depth-charged by negative reviews, with complaints about wonky UI and some underdeveloped systems. Developers Arachnid Games have been patching holes ever since. Boasting major improvements,…

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Phantom Doctrine trailer exposes the big conspiracy of how it works

After cutting their teeth on turn-based tactical action with 2015's demonic cowboy 'em up Hard West, CreativeForge Games will fight through Cold War conspiracies in Phantom Doctrine, as a new trailer lays out. We've explained Phantom Doctrine in previews but, if a picture is worth a thousand words (and I've no reason to doubt the idiom), these three minutes of 60fps video are worth almost…

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Phantom Doctrine E3 vid shows tactical espionage action

One of those there 'E3 trailers' introduces the XCOM-ish tactical action and Cold War setting of Phantom Doctrine, the espionage 'em up which pleased our dearly-departed Adam (RPS In Peace) when he played a preview version last year. Take turn-based tactical infiltration, wrap it in a big conspiracy unravelled with the help of that ol' trusty corkboard covered cards, pins, and string, and developers CreativeForge…

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine adds new stories and autowalk

Story-collecting stroll 'em up Where The Water Tastes Like Wine has added more strange, delightful, and terrible tales to hear in a free update. Our dearly-departed Adam praised the original game's Americana stories, written by a wide team of writers, in his Where The Water Tastes Like Wine review and more are certainly welcome. The dead man wasn't so keen on the game around the…

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Creature-feature mansion sim MachiaVillain is out soon

Considering how universal the allure of being an evil overlord is, it's surprising that so few games have properly explored the concept. Wild Factor's murder-mansion management sim MachiaVillain might not tempt you with the possibility of world domination, but perhaps being evil middle management is a safer career path anyway. Better than being a henchman, at least. The game just got itself a shiny new trailer…

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Semblance, a puzzle platformer about bending the rules

We've all done it. You miss a jump by what feels like millimeters (you were probably miles off, admit it), and your first thought is 'If only that platform were just a little bit higher'. If you could, at that moment, you'd reach out and bend the rules, just a teensy bit. Make it that little bit closer, or your jump just a little higher.Semblance…

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Feature: A ramblin' game

Where The Water Tastes Like Wine review

In Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, stories are currency. You walk the backroads and fields of the United States during the Great Depression, occasionally freighthopping or hitching a ride from one town to the next. Along the way, you meet many people and witness many events, most of them insignificant in the grand scheme of history and the land, but all contributing to a…

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