Rust studio’s robo-tactics game Clatter whirs out

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Rust studio’s robo-tactics game Clatter whirs out

Into The Breach was fine and all, but it didn’t have nearly enough robots. Not proper ones. Fortunately, Facepunch have made a game about fighty non-oxidised robo-pals. Clatter pits robo-teams against each other in primarily multiplayer matches, playing a turn-based future-sport put on for crowds of smiley-faced cubes. I’ve had one game so far, and […]

Wot I Think: Kenshi

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Wot I Think: Kenshi

Developer: Lo-Fi Games Publisher: Lo-Fi Games Release: Out now On: Windows From: Steam, Humble, direct from dev Price: £40, $50, €50 I could, I suspect, dash myself against Kenshi‘s wind-bleached rocks for a full year and still feel ill-qualified to pass judgement upon it. You might as well ask me to review atmospheric pressure, or […]

Have You Played… Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments?

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Have You Played… Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. There is a moment in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments where the detective has to identify a brand of cigar. “This scent is familiar to me, but in order to recognise it, I must combine my […]

Doomworld’s Cacowards showcase a dazzling 25th year of Doom mods

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Doomworld’s Cacowards showcase a dazzling 25th year of Doom mods

It’s Doom‘s 25th birthday, and Id’s classic FPS has grown up along with me. While I’ve enjoyed modern iterations such as 2016’s reboot, the original’s ever-mutating open source foundation and lively mod scene just won’t let me go. When John Romero announced he was releasing a nine-level Doom episode built to 1993 spec, I shrugged, […]

Gory retro FPS Dusk rips and tears out of early access today

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Gory retro FPS Dusk rips and tears out of early access today

It might be Doom’s birthday today, but its enthusiastic young cousin Dusk is invited, bunny-hopping out of early access today. They grow up so fast, and David Szymanski’s shooter has grown another two episodes in size since its debut in August last year, introducing new monsters and places to kill them in, plus a remarkably […]

Rainbow Six Siege drops automatic bans in favour of human moderation

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Rainbow Six Siege drops automatic bans in favour of human moderation

Players of esports darling Rainbow Six Siege can now swear to their hearts content, so long as they don’t mind their messages being forwarded to a moderation team. In a small developer blog post today, Ubisoft announced that they were rolling back a potentially over-zealous automatic ban feature intended to curb community toxicity. As of […]

Artifact best decks: the decks to build for competitive play

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Artifact best decks: the decks to build for competitive play

Artifact is at its best when you have decks that are part of a cohesive engine. Some decks excel at generating big creatures to smash through the enemy defences. Others rely on building stashes of gold to purchase powerful items. With the game now out for talented deck builders to compile the optimal decks possible, […]