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Posts tagged “spoilers”

The moratorium on Nier: Automata spoilers is over

After 525 days of holding my tongue on Nier: Automata, of cautiously asking "So... what ending did you get?" and giving vague "I like Pascal too" answers so as not to spoil any surprises while wanting to tear my heart out, I'm calling an end to this: the moratorium on spoilers is over. I've avoided talking about Nier: Automata so much that I actually forgot…

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The Deliciously Dark Comedy Of Inside

There's been a lot of talk about INSIDE's [official site] beauty and poignancy, and I don't disagree with any of that, but my own appreciation of it was for another reason. I thought it was bloody funny, in the malevolent manner of Evil Dead 2 or Braindead. Inside is a horror videogame, yes, but it's also an extremely cheeky videogame. N.B. here be FULL SPOILERS.

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A Witcher 3 Diary, Day 6: Bloodied

Concluding - for now, at least - a short, primarily in-character chronicle of adventures in The Witcher 3. Please be aware that this entry contains spoilers for 'The Bloody Baron' line of sub-quests, though does not reference the wider story. Please also be aware that it covers subjects which some readers may find upsetting. He's a monster. Everything I know about him, everything he's admitted…

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Blind Taste Test: The Spelunky Blue Frog Mod

If you'd rather not read spoilers on whether a cool mod exists, you'd better stop reading this sentence right now because - SPOILERS - it does. If you'd rather not be spoiled as to the name of that mod, you'd probably be better off not reading the rest of this post, really. Because - SPOILERS - it's called the Blue Frog mod. It's for Spelunky,…

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The RPS Verdict: The Wolf Among Us

Two Smiths and one Meer gather to discuss the latest episodic adventure game from Telltale (they of the recent Walking Dead series). The Wolf Among Us is based on the comic series Fables, and concerns folk from fairytales carving out a noirish life in the big city. It also concerns MURDER MOST HORRID. You should perhaps read Adam's thoughts yesterday for a more fulsome summary,…

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The Vigor Of Oz: Bishock Infinite’s Wizardly Parallels

The following theory is not true, but it could be. It's surely no accident that BioShock Infinite often evokes The Wizard of Oz - there's even an early stage of the game named after it. Even so, the similarities, be they deliberate or coincidental, run deeper than a turn-of-the-century character being mysteriously transported to an amazing world of technology and magic. Once I started down…

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What’s Right With Mass Effect 3’s Ending

The obsession with endings is a peculiar one. Perhaps it's a result of having been indoctrinated by a lifetime of movies with "surprise twists", or stories so poorly written that they rely on their final hook. But however we've come to this place, it's one that fails to recognise the real pleasure of being told a story. Mass Effect 3 tells a story, and I'm…

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Go Westeros In The Game Of Thrones MMO

All it takes is a TV show for everything and everyone to want a manly hug from you. Bigpoint's free-to-play MMO is the third game I'm aware of that's based on George RR Martin's easily spoiled fantasy doorstops, A Song of Ice and Fire, but it's the one that's interesting me the most. It plonks you right in the middle of Westeros during the first…

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Gathering Together Guild Wars 2 Beta Looksies

If, like me, you were left out of this weekend's Guild Wars 2 beta then you'll know the tang of anger and the boiling of bile that welled up inside, directed at those that did. Felt good, didn't it? Don't lie: that directed spew of internal grrrrr made you feel all war-like, yeah? Me too, which is why I'm starting a guild of non-Guild War…

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OMG Spoilers! Dead Space Launch Trailer

Holy wow, I'm stunned by how many plot spoilers and visual giveaways EA have managed to cram into their Dead Space launch trailer. Half the game seems to show up in this two minute edit-splatter. I'd suggest you only watch this if you have have zero intention of playing this (rather good) ultra-violent space shooter. The reason I know how spoilery it is, of course,…

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