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Runed Awakening: Runescape 3 On 22nd Of July

"Runescape, eh?" I say, to the cold silence of the RPS virtual office. No one is listening. And, well, cards on the table: none of us have ever played Runescape. Adam was living in the jungle at the time, Alec was trapped inside a Micro-ATX case in a cupboard at Future Publishing, and I hadn't yet taken material form out of my constituent angry ghosts…

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First There Was Runescape, Now There Is Three Of It

We've not been pointing the lidless burning eye of the internet at Runescape 3 all that much, which is perhaps an oversight on the part of the beleaguered word-hamsters of the RPS blogmill. The game is looking rather spiffing for a browsering thing, and its masters Jagex are going all out to prove that this third Runescape is the scapiest and runiest of them all.…

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Runescape Still Exists, Is Getting A Threequel

I never actually played much Runescape. Growing up, I was a snobby, Everquest-obsessed so-and-so. "Look at all these graphics," I'd say. "My Iksar warrior is made up of so many polygons that you practically can't count them but still kinda can." I did have a few friends who swore by the lo-fi MMO, though, and it's not hard to see why. Back then, free, easily…

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Looking For Party Like It’s 2007: Retro Runescape Reborn

A shame SOE didn't do this for Star Wars: Galaxies, or it might still be with us now. Following enthusiastic voting from some 440,000 paying RuneScape players, Jagex have resurrected the apparently beloved 2007 version of their long-running, secretly enormous MMORPG, to run alongside the flashier current version. It's being pitched not as a roll back but a favour to the faithful, who will also…

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Classy Cuboids: Ace Of Spades

Voxel team-based constructoshooter Ace of Spades is out tomorrow and I'm looking forward to seeing how it compares to my fond memories of yesterweek. With the free version beginning a pure game of digging and shooting, I was worried that the classes available in the commercial release would be annoying, but they have drill-guns and rocket launchers, which are the opposite of annoying unless they…

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Ace Of Spades Out 9 Days Before End Of World

Blocky multiplayer shooter that's not at all Minecraft with guns, Ace of Spades, is coming out 12/12/12, which is the most terrifying date of all time. Think about it. It's 6/6/6 times two! The number of the beast, doubled. And as John points out, it's nine days before the apocalypse. What's worse is that it will cost 9.99 in the currency of the beast (dollars).…

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Feature: Dig For Victory

Hands On: Ace of Spades

There are spades for digging, blocks for building and a drill for tunnelling or demolition work. Ace of Spades a bit like Minecraft, you might think. Well, there are also rifles for shooting, grenades for exploding and sniper rifles for long range headpopping. It’s a team deathmatch game on large, destructible maps! But when I played it last week, Ace of Spades put me in…

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Jagex Announce Sandbox Shooter: Ace Of Spades

Jagex, the UK-based studio responsible for the hugely successful RuneScape, have glued trumpets to their lips and heralded the announcement of their next game: Ace Of Spades. What's that? You recognise a game by that name? Gosh, you're a keen-eyed one. Indeed, a year and a half ago Quintin spotted the indie Minecraftish WWI multiplayer, and insisted that you play it. It seems Jagex took…

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Transformers Universe Footage Rolls Out

Three or four years ago, I would have fallen to my knees and begged for a Transformers MMO. Today I would not, which is partly because I feel totally burned out on MMOs and partly because my knees increasingly make this unpleasant clicking noise if I bend them too abruptly. But you can be damned sure I'll at least have a big old fiddle with…

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Transformers Universe: The Pre-Rendering

When The Transformers toyline was first released back in 1984, it didn't waste any time: toys, comic, cartoon, branded stationery, the works. Boom: world domination almost overnight. It's all so different for Jagex's MMO Transformers Universe. Over the best part of the year, we've had a slow drip-feed of text-based annnouncement, mysterious concept art, a pre-rendered teaser and now a slightly longer pre-rendered teaser showing…

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Not LFG: 250K Sign Up To RuneScape Clans

Quietly one of the most popular games on the net, RuneScape is not exactly short of players. It has, for the longest time, however, been short of a way to provide those players with the same kind of community-building infrastructure as other popular online games. The latest update fixes that, and it's proving popular, as Jagex report: "In just 24 hours more than 250,000 RuneScape…

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That’s Hot, Rod: Jagex’s Transformers MMO

I don't know a Rod, actually. But if I did, I would definitely be telling him that this news is hot. At least once a year since RPS has formed I've whined "whyyyyyyyyyyyy doesn't someone make a Transformers MMO?" Even the news that there was to be one purely for the Asian market didn't shut me up. I do whine a lot. However, hearing that…

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Jagex Announce 8 Realms “Empire Building”

Runescape-creators Jagex have announced a new game project, 8 Realms, which is due for release on the 5th of May. This time it's a "social" strategy game. I'd like an anti-social strategy game, personally, but I guess that's all hardcore RTS games since year zero... ANYWAY, here's Jagex's finely-crafted encapsulation quote: “8 Realms has been developed from the ground up to appeal to players with…

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The Great Runescape: Jagex And The Future

I suspect Jagex are off your radar. They were off mine. While I was more than aware of their enormous success with the free MMO Runescape, I never quite filed it as something directly relevant to my interests in PC Games. A chance meeting with their recent brilliant arcade football game Kickabout League made me reconsider, so I grasped the chance to hook up at…

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