Posts Tagged ‘SUPERHOT’

Steam Charts: Farming, Factories And Fallouts

Yup, I’m trying to make this a regular thing again. I know you’re very excited about that. Bit late this week as I wasn’t around for the first two days of it, but there is still MUCH TO LEARN from the top-ten best-sellers on Steam last week.

It’s a strong mix of independent and mega-gazillion blockbuster; though the overall shape of the chart isn’t hugely surprising, the number one winnah perhaps is.
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Steam Charts: Clancy, Cavemen, Construction & Cullings

A run-down of the previous week’s top-selling Steam titles is something I used to do regularly, but a combination of it tending to be fairly unchanging week-to-week and being a feckless human being who can’t stand to do the same thing for long meant I fell out the habit. These are changed times, though: with indiepocalypses here and flash sales there, the Steam charts are now wildly changeable, so I like to look in from time to time, like an old aunt raising a withered eyebrow at reports of what her nephews are up to at university. This week: a whole lot of Ubisoft, not a lot of XCOM and an unofficial Hunger Games (or an unofficial Running Man, if you prefer the awful classics).
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Superhot’s Virtual Reality Plans “Oh So Much Fun”

Superhot [official site] is the uber-stylish, time-manipulating first-person shooter that you might’ve spotted Adam praising recently. It’s out now but developers Superhot Team aren’t slowing down, having revealed future plans that include free content updates and the small matter of virtual reality support.

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Wot I Think: SUPERHOT

All I really wanted from the full, commercial release of SUPERHOT [official site] was more of the same. The original prototype ranks among my favourite FPS games of recent years, its ‘time only moves when you move’ idea causing it to play out like a turn-based Hotline Miami, viewed from a fresh perspective. Can that central idea carry an entire game, however, or would it become stretched thin? Here’s wot I think.

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Here Are The March Releases We’re Most Excited About

We’re a month and a half into 2016 and it’s already been a vintage year. Firewatch, American Truck Simulator, The Witness and XCOM 2 are a varied and delightful quartet, and we’ve also seen the rebirth of Homeworld and several smaller, stranger, delights.

But what’s next? RATHER A LOT. Far Cry: Primal, Hitman, The Division, Shardlight and SUPERHOT for starters. Adam and Graham convened to discuss the last of the winter harvest.

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SUPER HOT SUPER HOT SUPER HOT SOON ISH

I don’t need reassurance, but I do appreciate that Superhot [official site] recognises how cool my murders are. “SUPER HOT SUPER HOT SUPER HOT” declares the narrator after I dodge bullets, blast my own, hurl empty guns at enemies’ faces, take down a dozen attackers, then walk away without a scratch and yeah, thanks, I know.

The full commercial release of the super cool time-slowing FPS is almost here. Prick your finger, draw a bloody circle on your calendar around February 25th, then pop your owie in your mouth and suck while watching this new trailer:

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IGF 2016 Finalists Announced

The Independent Games Festival turns up few surprises these days, and that’s okay. The term ‘indie games’ is banned by my hypothetical RPS Style Guide as they’re now so ubiquitous that they’re just, well, video games [two words -hypothetical ed.], y’know? Heck, we ourselves have already implored you to play most of this year’s IGF Finalists and Honorable Mentions, which were announced today. The IGF might not uncover a previously-unknown Next Big Thing, but it’s a fine reminder of fine games.

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