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Come watch a newcomer and a forgetful veteran play Deus Ex live

RPS threw Deus Ex a 20th anniversary birthday bash earlier in the week with a superb oral history of the game’s creation. Did you know that there was going to be a pirate island at one point? That and many other gems await you. To continue the ‘fun’, the RPS vid buds thought we’d revisit the game in a stream. If that earlier feature was…

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Deus Ex at 20: The oral history of a pivotal PC game

Deus Ex is the king of the immersive sims - the blueprint from which an entire genre of ideas has been pilfered. If you’ve loved a Dishonored game, you’ve enjoyed Deus Ex by proxy; its design, and even some of its developers, can be found at the very centre of Arkane’s DNA.For those who played it 20 years ago, Deus Ex set expectations for how…

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Have you played… Thief: Deadly Shadows?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time.I always feel a bit sad when I think about Deadly Shadows. Ion Storm Austin's spin on Looking Glass' landmark stealth series is an embodiment of frustrated ambitions. The developers had basically planned for Deadly Shadows to be an open-world stealth game, a sort of medieval Grand…

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The Making Of: Harvey Smith

[At this point in these postmortem features, I decided to mix it up a little for PC Format. Since they were integrated into the mod-section of the magazine - with the subtext that they were inspirational things for readers thinking about becoming games developers - I thought a look at how a designer got to be a designer could be fun. Luckily, Harvey, who's previously…

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