Synthwave grapple-platformer Rifter lands on PC in July

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Synthwave grapple-platformer Rifter lands on PC in July

Some say that synthwave aesthetics are overplayed, but I’d argue that it’s one of the best trends to hit gaming. A whole new excuse to have catchy synth music, bright complimentary colours, clearly defined visuals and explosions of neon particles every five seconds. Upcoming arcrobatic speedrunning platformer Rifter takes all of that and adds grappling […]

Podcast: What are the best shooters?

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Podcast: What are the best shooters?

Wait, didn’t we already answer this question? Never mind, the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, is not content with our list of the top 50 first-person shooters. Well, they’re mostly fine with it (lists are stupid) but they still want to hash out this ageless question the old-fashioned way. By interrogating each other over […]

Wargaming Seattle, aka Gas Powered Games, to close

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Wargaming Seattle, aka Gas Powered Games, to close

Wargaming, the folks behind free-to-play mega-hit World Of Tanks, have confirmed that they are closing the Seattle studio formerly known as Gas Powered Games. Y’know, Gas Powered, the Supreme Commander and Dungeon Siege lot. 150 people had been working at Wargaming Seattle on an unannounced MMO, the company said, but the studio is closing as […]

Battlefield V interview: dodging the lootbox question, and why battle royale “would really fit the universe”

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Battlefield V interview: dodging the lootbox question, and why battle royale “would really fit the universe”

I came away from my Battlefield V first look surprisingly ready for another tour of the Western front – prosthetic-armed Cockneys and all – but with a number of nagging questions. Firstly, how exactly is EA DICE approaching monetisation right now, in the wake of the uproar over Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s rubbish launch-day microtransactions? […]

Oi! Cities: Skylines launches DLC known as Parklife

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Oi! Cities: Skylines launches DLC known as Parklife

Now that summer is near, Cities: Skylines developers Colossal Order are taking a break from disasters and management to kick back with the Parklife expansion. Released today, it lets builders fancy up their cities with amusement parks, nature reserves, zoos, sightseeing bus tours, and other sources of summertime fun. As with all the Paradox expansions, […]

Acer’s Predator Helios 500 laptop is so huge it needs two people to lift it

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Acer’s Predator Helios 500 laptop is so huge it needs two people to lift it

All right, that title might be a slight exaggeration, but in an age of lovely slim gaming laptops like the new Razer Blade, Acer’s freshly-announced Predator Helios 500 is still very much in the ‘absolute unit’ category of these sort-of-but-not-really portable gaming machines – so much so that Acer’s top man Jason Chen (pictured above, right) needed a little help […]

Craft ridiculous gunstacks in Mothergunship’s demo

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Craft ridiculous gunstacks in Mothergunship’s demo

“Give the guy a gun and he’s Superman,” Humpty Dumpty said. “Give him two and he’s God.” I’d like to add to this, “Give ’em five guns stacked up and clicked together into one huge megagun, and they may well be playing Mothergunship.” That’s the next bullet hell first-person shooter from the creator of 2014’s […]

A Total War Saga: Thrones Of Britannia invades Macs

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A Total War Saga: Thrones Of Britannia invades Macs

Three weeks after its debut on Windows, A Total War Saga: Thrones Of Britannia is now out on MacOS too. If you already own The Creative Assembly’s latest historical strategy game on Steam, hey, you’ve now got it for Mac too; thankfully we’re long past the days when Mac ports were sold separately. And sure, […]

Terry Cavanagh’s next game is Dicey Dungeons, and it’s delicious

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Terry Cavanagh’s next game is Dicey Dungeons, and it’s delicious

There’s a temptation to look at games with dice in them and go ‘EW! Randomness!’. I’m aware of that because it’s sometimes my instinctive reaction, even though I know better: dice can be a fantastic driver for Interesting Decisions, and Terry Cavanagh’s latest project proves it. He’s been working on Dicey Dungeons for the past […]