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Flower unexpectedly takes root on PC today

It's not quite Journey (yet), but you can do a lot worse for chill-out gaming than Flower, thatgamecompany's first big artsy hit. Originally exclusive to the Playstation 3 many moons ago, it's out now on PC, and available on most of the big stores - yes, even Epic's. Players steer a tumbling swirl of flower petals around an obstacle course of hills, wind turbines and…

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Journey finally sliding onto PC soon

While PC games have been art since 2013 and BioShock Infinite, video games have actually been art on consoles for a whole year longer thanks to Journey. Thatgamecompany's wander 'em up about robed figures sliding and gliding through a mysterious desert of ruins won hearts and naive declarations in 2012. I mean, it is chuffing lovely. It really is. Beautiful and affecting stuff. I am…

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Play with perspective in psychedelic puzzler Mirror Drop

Some say that the arms race for graphical fidelity is only good for chasing photo-realism. Mirror Drop by former ThatGameCompany developer Ian Lilley is a stunning showcase of the kinds of borderline-mystical tricks a modern GPU can pull, all while delivering a mesmerising and engaging little puzzle game. You've just got to roll a ball from A to B by shifting gravity, simple enough, but…

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Feature: Penny Arcade Vs The People

To Boycott PAX Or Not To Boycott PAX?

Editor's note: RPS will no longer be covering PAX events. We believe that the values of the company operating those events conflict with ours, and as such we can no longer endorse their actions by providing coverage of PAX events. An explanation of this can be read here. However, others argue that attending can be an effective way to respond to the company's poor behaviour,…

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Feature: CoCo&Co does the chat

IGF Factor 2012: WAY

Today in our series of chats with (almost) all the PC and Mac-based finalists at this year's Independent Games Festival, it's indie collective CoCo&Co's fascinating, dialogue-free co-op puzzle-platformer WAY. The game is nominated for the Nuovo award, and was also a winner at this year's IGF Student Showcase. Here, the team talk about their impressive games industry origins, the concept of playing games with an…

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