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Feature: Name that game... from that tune

The classic PC games music quiz

At this stage, you've watched everything worthwhile on Netflix and played through a decent chunk of your Steam backlog, so why not try something different on this May bank holiday. Yeah? You up for that? Great. Now, go grab a biro and a piece of paper and see how well you fare in our classic PC games music quiz.

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Feature: Sea for yourself

In Other Waters is emphatically not Subnautica

It's an infinite universe, you know. And if there's life out there, there'll be absolutely tons of it. Loads and loads and loads of planets, with unfathomable numbers of worms and that to categorise. But the human imagination is, alas, less infinite. And so, even though there could be as many games about exploring alien oceans as there are (potentially) alien oceans to explore, any…

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Feature: Robots in disguise

Unspottable challenges you to be a convincing NPC

The RPS VidBuds have put up a bunch of let's plays as part of Rezzed Digital, as this year's iteration of the usual Indies Uncovered stream, and they've already found some solid games in the pack. But one of the surprise standouts from the bunch, for me at least, is Unspottable. I hadn't heard of Unspottable before, but after watching VidBud Matthew and Hardware Queen…

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Feature: Fly, boy

Watch a man absolutely lose it because of a duck in this bird board game

As Rezzed Digital continues, I will continue to highlight some of the fine work being done by the VidBuds for Indies Uncovered. Usually a series of livestreams, the VidBuds have adapted to present circumstances by turning them into a series of lovely demo videos on the RPS YouTube channel. Another one I'm keen to highlight is the demo of Wingspan, a digital version of a…

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Feature: Indies Uncovered

Liberated is an action adventure game in a playable comic book

Rezzed Digital is in full swing, so hopefully you've already got one eye on the event's very fine website, and you may even have checked out some of the streams and talks. In any case, you can watch them all right here on RPS as they go live!But what is Rezzed, without a delicious spread of indie games to go with all of that? Our…

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Feature: (The YouTuber is our YouTuber)

This YouTuber built What Remains Of Edith Finch in The Sims 4

Alice L. was the person who really encouraged me to dive headlong into the pool of long build projects that is my fandom of The Sims 4. She is both one third of the Council Of Alices and one third of the RPS VidBud team on YouTube, and she's just started a new Sims 4-themed video series. In Can We Build It?, Alice L. attempts…

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Feature: It's evolving!

We’re launching 3 new video series and memberships over on YouTube

Down below the RPS treehouse, through the trap door and deep into the depths of the gaping chasm, lies the RPS video dungeon. You already know this, but what you might not have known is that we’ve renovated the place a little bit. If you pop over to the Rock Paper Shotgun YouTube channel, you'll see our fancy new banner, a button to sign-up to…

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Feature: It's not too late to love you.

Kentucky Route Zero’s point-and-click poetry explained for newcomers

I adore Kentucky Route Zero. Likewise, I adore the pieces on this site that discuss it. Alec's review in particular is incredibly articulate, goes into a lot of depth, and comes from a place of passion for the game. The discussion of Kentucky Route Zero generally, however, can be somewhat overwhelming to trawl through as a newcomer, and in order to fully take in much…

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Feature: VR with braaaaaains

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is a surprisingly fleshed out VR nightmare

I would definitely die in a zombie apocalypse. That’s my main takeaway from The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, a VR tie-in that launched on Steam yesterday. A full-bodied control scheme demands you swing axes with both hands to put enough weight behind your attack, and knives and screwdrivers have to be buried into scalps with committed plunges; half an hour of whacking walkers has…

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Help RPS raise money for British Red Cross with our Christmas charity stream

Christmas is a time for giving. Such as when we when we reveal each day’s Advent calendar game and you give us feedback saying we’re wrong. But it can also be a time for nice giving, such as donating money to the first Rock Paper Shotgun Christmas Charity Stream. We’ve decided to put our magnetic personalities to good use and raise money for British Red…

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Feature: Pain in the neck

Watch us revisit RPG classic Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is on the horizon, and we should be seeing it chomp its way into the necks of the general public some time in March next year. As it turns out, vidbuds Matthew Castle and Alice Liguori haven't ever played the original Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines. Other vidbud, me, has played it a bunch before, so in anticipation of brand…

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Feature: Tremere-king me very thirsty

Watch us do a stealthy, bitey run in this deep demo of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

If you hold the shift key to slide down the RPS treehouse’s rickety ropeladder, you’ll get ropeburn, but you’ll also get to the bottom of the tree. There, you’ll find a trap door that requires a pulley and a rubber chicken to open, and at the bottom of the gaping chasm, you’ll find me, a ball and chain fastened to my ankle and purple and…

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Feature: Dodgy stuff

We tried Ghostrunner and were deemed ‘average’ at its cyberpunk parkour slicing

Have you heard of the new cyberswordman who's getting all the Mirror’s Edgelords excited? Ghostrunner is an arcadey slice ‘em up where you play a cyberpunk ninja who does Titanfall-style parkour between bullet-dodges and decapitations. It looks slick. The RPS video battalion have sent two commandos to Gamescom to take a look, and we have just received their scouting report. In short, it’s pointy and…

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Feature: I don't Twana my dog to die

You can pet the dog and manipulate time with a camcorder in Blair Witch

You hear the phrase "Blair Witch video game" and your first thought as an inexplicably loyal fan is: "Oh Gods, please don't balls it up." Well, I'm happy to say despite that initial concern, I found a hands-on preview of the upcoming addition to the found footage terror universe to be inspiring of some confidence. If you want to know more, especially about the protagonist's…

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Feature: Farringdon Fleshbricks

Reviews Roulette: The one with Tony Hawk on a unicycle

Down in the depths of the RPS video dungeon, Matthew will occasionally release Alice L and I from the shackles clasping our wrists (we've still got a big comical prison ball 'n' chain on our ankle, mind you) and gift us with a random selection of video games we've been sent to play. The three of us then give ten minutes or so each in…

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Feature: Streets of Rolling initiative.

How Streets Of Rogue is a tabletop RPG disguised as a roguelike

I love Streets Of Rogue. Loads of us here at Rock Paper Shotgun do, it's why we Can't Stop Playing it. I wanted to dig a little into why I enjoy it as much as I do, and I think a really good way of communicating why is comparing it to rules-light tabletop RPGs.

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Feature: What do you mean there's more to it than that?

I met an eerie janitor in Control and helped him clean up with a shapeshifting gun

Control is Remedy's latest game. The creators of Max Payne, Alan Wake, and Quantum Break are back with a third-person shooter that sits in the New Weird genre, a relatively new genre that the likes of X-Files and Twin Peaks sits in. It's very creepy. Our protagonist, Jesse Faden, is super badass and seems to take on what's going on without so much as a…

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Feature: A horror shared is a horror halved?

Man Of Medan lets you share the horror with a friend (or four)

I recently went to see Man Of Medan, the new narrative horror game from the makers of Until Dawn. I went in expecting spooks, and came out knowing all about their two new co-op modes. One is Shared Story mode, which is played online and sees you and another friend taking control of different characters in the story to help each other out - or…

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Feature: SkateBIRD is related to a certain Hawk, I'm sure

E3 games you can play right now

E3 is over! Lots of games were announced for the near (and distant) future, and you'd be forgiven for thinking you had to wait months or years before you could play some of the most exciting announcements. Luckily we've got news for you. Over on the Rock Paper Shotgun YouTube channel we've compiled a list of eight PC games from E3 you can play immediately.

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