How I (almost) learned to love Freestyle Football

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How I (almost) learned to love Freestyle Football

For years now, I’ve been looking for an arcade football game that has some of the best qualities of SWOS combined with an RPG-lite career structure. A niche desire maybe, but for a while New Star Soccer happily occupied that niche. Now that the series has moved to mobile, I’m left with an empty hole […]

Destiny 2 announced, but why do we care?

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Destiny 2 announced, but why do we care?

Destiny 2 has been officially announced by Bungie via a tweet from an official account. This was always pretty much guaranteed, given the success of the first game. But why do we care on our illustrious PC-only website? Because it might well be coming to PC as well as PlayStations and Xbones, according to some […]

Wot I Think: Rain World

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Wot I Think: Rain World

A trickle of wholesome GIFs has been tantalising us with post-apocalyptic platformer Rain World [official site] and its adorable protagonist the slugcat for some time now. It’s out tomorrow and I have been hopping and swimming and munching my way through its dripping, humid world of predator and prey over the past week to tell […]

Absolver’s multiplayer melee combat looks ace

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Absolver’s multiplayer melee combat looks ace

When our Adam played Absolver [official site] last year, he declared the online melee murderfest “one of E3’s best games.” Oh we’re all very happy that you had such a good time, but what about us? We won’t get to play until later this year. No scampering around an open world duffing up enemies and […]

Train Mechanic Simulator 2017 pulls into Steamtion

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Train Mechanic Simulator 2017 pulls into Steamtion

I’m delighted by the rise of fixing and cleaning games, these meticulous, and contemplative experiences of repairing cars and mopping guts out of vents. If trains are more your bag, hey, that’s now covered too. Train Mechanic Simulator 2017 [official site] launched last week with steam, diesel, and electric trains in need of a little […]

Have You Played… Event[0]?

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Have You Played… Event[0]?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Event[0] was, I fear, a little bit overlooked, partly because of an unwise name and partly because – speculating entirely here – many of us find it too hard to take the concept […]

Mirage: Arcane Warfare due in May, Chivalry free today

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Mirage: Arcane Warfare due in May, Chivalry free today

Take the first-person multiplayer melee murders of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, sprinkle on some wizards, and shamwow! you’ve got Mirage: Arcane Warfare [official site]. The magical follow-up will launch on May 23rd, developers Torn Banner announced today. “I know what wizards are but what’s this Chivalry you’re on about?” you ask. “Swabbing puddles with cloaks and […]

The RPG Scrollbars: Predicting Planescape

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The RPG Scrollbars: Predicting Planescape

If you go down to planescape.com today, you’re sure of a big surprise. Unless you’re expecting a countdown, in which case, it’s that. What could it mean? Well, if you open the page source, you’ll see a secret message hidden in there – 0x50 0x53 0x54 0x45 0x45. Convert that from ASCII numbers to letters […]

The best games of *my* lifetime, year by year

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The best games of *my* lifetime, year by year

Adam did this on Friday: a list of the best game released each year he’s been alive. I thought, “Oh, I can do that,” and then like Adam discovered how difficult it was. Step below, discover what game I probably love that I have completely forgotten about. … [visit site to read more]

The Occupation looks an interesting first-person reporter

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The Occupation looks an interesting first-person reporter

The makers of Ether One have announced The Occupation [official site], a fascinating-sounding new first-person investigate-o-adventure game. Set in the wake of a terrorist attack in ’80s Britain, it’ll send a reporter to investigate an impending oppressive government act, poking into the story as events unfold in four hours of real time. Quite how it […]