Wot I Think: Finding Paradise (To The Moon 2)

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Wot I Think: Finding Paradise (To The Moon 2)

To The Moon is one of my favourite gaming experiences. No game has made me blub as hard, or as often, and it earned those tears through a funny, passionate, emotionally complex story. Finding Paradise, a direct sequel after a number of smaller asides, didn’t make me cry. It made me laugh, think, wonder, and […]

Premature Evaluation: Empires of the Undergrowth

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Premature Evaluation: Empires of the Undergrowth

This week’s Premature Evaluation gives Fraser the highly coveted job of mucking around in the dirt while managing an ant colony in creepy crawly RTS Empires of the Undergrowth. It gets really dark down there. “The ants were weak and confused. We should start again with another colony.” Like so many nature documentaries before it, […]

Minecraft Java testing official texture makeover

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Minecraft Java testing official texture makeover

A minor makeover is coming up the good ol’ original Java version of Minecraft, keeping those same blocky looks but remaking textures. Touching up everything from blocks to items and enemies, the new textures look like Minecraft but a little nicer. If you fancy seeing for yourself, hey, you can download and test this today. […]

Fallout 4 VR is huge, technically impressive, and gimmicky

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Fallout 4 VR is huge, technically impressive, and gimmicky

Fallout 4 VR is almost exactly what the phrase ‘Fallout 4 VR’ implies. Which is to say, the entirety of Fallout 4 rendered in giant-scale gogglevision. It’s funny – for some time there was this expectation that VR needed a full-fat mainstream game to truly get its wings, but now that’s finally happened, it just […]

Photographs is a puzzler that’s actually 5 different games

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Photographs is a puzzler that’s actually 5 different games

What’s better than a puzzle game with a compelling story? According to EightyEight studios, the answer is five puzzle games rolled into one game that tells five tragic interconnected stories. Photographs is an upcoming puzzler helmed by Luca Redwood, who’s previously delighted both John and myself with match 3/endless runner game You Must Build A […]

Wolfenstein 2’s Gunslinger Joe DLC dives out

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Wolfenstein 2’s Gunslinger Joe DLC dives out

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus has been out for nearly two months, which means it’s Wolfentime for the first proper episode of DLC. Episode 1 of The Freedom Chronicles launched overnight, and follows the exploits of Gunslinger Joe. He’s a former American football quarterback who’s mad at the Nazis for making him play proper football, […]

The RPS Advent Calendar, Dec 14th

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The RPS Advent Calendar, Dec 14th

It’s a little-known fact that Christmas presents are stored far beneath the planet’s surface and must be excavated during December so that they can be delivered on time. The same is true of the game behind door number fourteen.

Have you played… The Vanishing of Ethan Carter?

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Have you played… The Vanishing of Ethan Carter?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Watching walking simulators evolve from the waffling emptiness of Dear Esther into remarkable narrative adventures like Firewatch and What Remains of Edith Finch has been one of my favourite spectator sports as a games journalist. The […]

RocketWerkz announce neo-noir open world game Living Dark

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RocketWerkz announce neo-noir open world game Living Dark

I’m not entirely sure what’s going on in Living Dark, but I’m intrigued. It’s a neo-noir open world game announced on Tuesday by RocketWerkz, Dean Hall’s studio. While he’s been heading a team busy with Stationeers, which released on early access this week, a separate team has been working on Living Dark under wraps for […]