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Attack On Titan 2 hoping to devour you in early 2018

Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom was one of my favourite games of last year and certainly the biggest surprise. It did a wonderful job of capturing the movement and combat of the anime, which is about jetpack-propelled soldiers with swords and grapples hacking off the limbs of naked giants. Now Koei Tecmo have announced []

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Anime boyband roadtrip confirmed for PC

Prince Noctis and his anime boyband are indeed bringing their Final Fantasy XV [official site] road trip to PC, Square Enix have confirmed. I have been so very keen to scamper about with these rowdy boys who love camping, cooking, friendship, riding chickens, and fighting honking great monsters. Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will come []

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Jurassic World Evolution is a park-builder from Planet Coaster devs

The next theme park management game from Planet Coaster studio Frontier Developments will focus on something even scarier than a triple corkscrew: dinosaurs. Last night Frontier announced Jurassic World Evolution [official site], which will put us in charge of the cinematic theme park franchise that surely should have been sued into oblivion by now. We‘ll []

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Mass Effect: Andromeda getting no singleplayer DLC

The singleplayer side of Mass Effect: Andromeda [official site] is now officially as done as it‘ll ever be, as BioWare have confirmed they have no plans for more singleplayer patches or any singleplayer DLC. Multiplayer additions and events will continue but Andromeda‘s singleplayer is complete. Given that it was a disapointing new start for the []

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Space opera strategy game Ancient Frontier out 21 Sept

Ancient Frontier [official site] is a hexy thing. It‘s a space strategy game where you and your ships blast through other fleets to the backdrop of a story about warring factions andintergalactic intrigue.I‘m a sucker for hex-based battlefields so I‘m looking forward to seeing how it turns out, and developers Fair Weather Studios are trying []

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Frost giants and snow storms in Conan Exiles new region

Early access survival game Conan Exiles [official site] added a new chilly regioncalled the Frozen North this week. It brings with it new weather typesincluding rain and snow, alongside atemperature system that will affect the whole game: you‘ll have to wrap up warm inthe new area and strip off in the game‘s desserts. There‘s shinyweapons []

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The Sunday Papers

Sundays are for hanging out with your kid, taking them somewhere fun, and hoping they‘ll play on their own for at least a few minutes while you browse on your phone. Quick, before he or she notices the phone in your hand - click these links to the week‘s best games writing. The lovely Rab []

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Steve Jackson‘s Ogre rumbles onto PC in October

The video game adaption of Steve Jackson Games‘ wargame Ogre [official site], which is about battles between super-powered AI war machines rather than man-eating giants, is coming out on 5 October, developers Auroch Digital have announced. I haven‘t played the tabletop version, but a glance at therules reference sheettells methatone player controls a single, immensely []

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Killing Floor: Incursion brings zombie slaughter to VR

Chopa zombie‘s head off with an axe, grab the skull and chuck it at one of his ghoulish friends, all using your own, real-life hands.That‘s the kind of thing you can do in Killing Floor: Incursion [official site], whichis out now and brings combat based on the excellent Killing Floor gamesto virtual reality.It‘s exclusive to []

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The Norwood Suite accepts guests from 2 Oct

I thought the style looked familiar! The Norwood Suite [official site] is the new game from Off-Peak creator Cosmo D. Off-Peak, you might remember, is the surreal train station experience Alice and I played which I‘d tend to describe as an experiential collage more than a game, if you‘re into that categorisation. You should definitely []

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What are we all playing this weekend?

Here‘s a game I call Reboot, Remake, Rip Off. It works like Flip, Marry, Kill but with video games and without putting your genitals near anything, being more about which of the options you would most like to see rebooted, remade, and widely copied from, yeah? Let‘s start with some neglected first-person shooters. Reboot, remake, []

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Tweak-o! StarCraft II big balance changes incoming

I had thought Blizzard were about done with big StarCraft II balance changes, or at least had decided which units should be in the game, but nope! This week they announced a load of changes for all factions in multiplayer, redesigning some units and outright removing one. Blizzard explain, This time around our general focus []

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You‘re not the hero of Pyre‘s revolution, and that‘s the point

How many times have you played as The Hero of the Revolution? Where you get to lead the charge against an evil government, backed by a rag-tag rebel group, as a rough, gruff outsider. You‘re the one who drives the action, at the head of every important rebel action - it‘s your guts and your []

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Wot I Think: Observer

In Observer [official site], AKA David Cronenberg‘s Bladerunner, Rutger Hauer is having a very bad day. It begins with a phone call, some family problems, and ends in blood and regret. Hauer lends his voice to the player character, who is the titular Observer, a special kind of cop who can jack into suspects‘ memories, []

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Archaica: The Path Of Light shines lasers into September

In a nice confluence of events I was wondering what had happened to laser puzzler Archaica: The Path Of Light [official site] which I wrote about years ago and a quick web search revealed that it‘s launching in a few weeks on 8 September and has a launch trailer!

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Dreadful survival horror Darkwood launches in full

Delightfully unpleasant top-down survival horror Darkwood [official site] has finally escaped early access and launched in full. I‘m a big baby where jump scares are concerned but Darkwood looks like exactly the sort of horror I crave: surreal, unsettling, often slow, and with some friendly-ish faces but so many more awful things. The bits I‘ve []

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Imprison toddlers in ball pools with incoming Sims 4 toddler stuff pack (I assume)

The Sims 4s Toddler Stuff Pack (stuff packs being the tier of paid DLC that adds cosmetics and objects and things around a particular theme) is how I found out I have opinions about ball pool physics and ball pools as represented in games. I have frequented many a ball pool - sometimes even a []

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Have You Played Metal Gear Solid?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Was Metal Gear Solid ever on PC? I have feverishly Googled for the answer and discovered: yes! It was ported in 2001 with slightly prettified graphics and some updated VR missions. That means I can write []

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Robocraft blasts out of early access this month

The build-your-own-warcmhine battling of Robocraft [official site] is almost ready to launch in full, after three years in early access. It‘ll hit version 1.0 and launch on August 24th, developers Freejam Games have announced. If you‘re the cautious sort who‘d rather not play even a free-to-play game until it‘s done, hey, it‘s almost here.

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Fishing Planet‘s PS4 trailer is the ultimate fish betrayal

Can I lodge a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority about how the PS4 version of Fishing Planet [official site] got a trailer that was approx one billion times better than the PC trailer? I am FURIOUS right now. We get moody water shots and easy listening and theirs is all TENSION AND FISH AND []

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The Flare Path: Mostly Positive

Ultimate General: Civil War has travelled a fair-old distance since I Early Accessed it late last year. Game-Labs‘ spectacular sprite slaughterhouse is now bigger, better, and even more approachable. I like it a lot, but not quite enough to pin a prestigious RPS Recommended rosette on its breast.

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Spintires returning enhanced & expanded in MudRunner

Back in 2014, the RPS treehouse shook with everyone thundering around pretending to be trucks stuck in squelching mud. Such was the captivating magic of Spintires, a serious simulation of simply trying to drive across rough Russian terrain. But ongoing development got bogged down by a drawn-out spat between developer Pavel Zagrebelny and publishers Oovee []

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Astroneer parties like it‘s Update 199

As the song goes, in space no-one can hear you party like it‘s one-hundred-and-ninety-nine. Which is a shame given update 199 for Astroneer [official site] contains a whole bundle of things. It‘s not content-heavy/content-at-all-y which I know is a source of frustration for people who are playing it through Early Access. For people like me []

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Best PC gaming deals of the week

It‘s the end of another week and what a week it has been. I think we‘re all ready for a little old fashioned video game escapism, and what better way to get cracking on that than with a look at some of the best gaming and techy type deals of the past week. As always, []

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