OR 

Sociable Soccer kicks off in early access

Inclement digital weather saw the match called off last week, delayed with only a few hours‘ notice, but Sociable Soccer today started its pre-season fixtures and launched into early access. It‘s a new arcade-y ball-kicker made by Sensible Soccer co-designer John Hare and the Combo Breaker squad. They expect to launch the full version early []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

I am so bad at Bomber Crew I failed to drop any bombs

I‘m going to tell you about the time my Bomber Crew accidentally dropped a food parcel on Birmingham. But first, a tragic tale. A spitfire has gone down somewhere in the English Channel and it falls to my crew to rescue the pilot who is bobbing around in the water. We‘ll need to fend off []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

I am bad at Tekken 7 so I sought help from a pro

I keep getting beaten up by strangers. Tekken 7 is as traditional a fighting game as they come. You punch, you kick, you get shredded to pieces by a robotic woman‘s saws-for-arms. At recent games show EGX, I saw two fighting game pros facing off in front of an audience, knocking seven shades of showmanship []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Have You Played Sonic R?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I have! Here are some good things about Sonic R: It comes in an ‘Xplosiv‘ box and costs 3

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

The 25 best co-op games ever made

Sometimes you need a hand to hold, so we‘ve updated our list of the 25 best co-op games to play on PC with a headset-wearing friend or a muted stranger. Whether solving puzzles, sneaking, shooting zombies or stabbing mythical creatures in the face, the existence of another player adds an element of unpredictability. You might []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Gnog‘s pretty puzzleheads opening up in November

The pretty puzzleheads of Gnog will finally come to PC some time in November. Ko_op‘s Gnog traps us inside giant monstrous heads, where I suppose our objective is to escape but that seems a lot less fun than messing about. Like Windosill and games by Vectorpark, solving puzzles feels secondary to poking around, fiddling with []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

The Flare Path: Hillocks and Pillocks

Subtle slope textures and a lack of unit bases and battle replays make Field of Glory II a tricky wargame to After Action Report. I can‘t promise that today‘s aggro account will be easy to follow, but I‘ll be mortified if it baffles and bores. The fabulous FoGII is to tedium what Domestos, the Greek []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Opus Magnum‘s alchemy machines are gorgeous

I am raising my head from the alchemy desk to tell you: Opus Magnum is out now and it is good. It‘s the new puzzle game from Zachtronics which crept up on us this week. This studio‘s puzzlers have a definite flavour to them. They‘re about fiddling with machines, hacking together a solution out of []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Valve‘s Steam Link costs pennies in a bundle with Icey

I can only assume that Valve‘s Steam Link box (which lets you play your PC stuff streamed to your TV in another room) hasn‘t been flying off the shelves, given the discount it‘s available for today. Whether it‘s just to clear shelf-space or increase visibility, right now you can it‘s only 80p plus postage as []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Best PC gaming deals of the week

Somehow yet another week has passed us by and the endless march of time proceeds ever forward. I don‘t know about you but this week, I spent an exorbitant amount of time playing Shadow of Wardor, in which death is such a trivial thing it‘s almost bringing on an existential crisis. I did meet a []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Team Fortress 2‘s huge Jungle Inferno update out today

Today the Pyro will get a chuffing jetpack in Team Fortress 2 as part of the Jungle Inferno‘ update. This is a big‘un, bringing one new Valve-made map, five new community-made maps, and the long-promised Pyro class update. All flamethrowers are being improved and the Pyro is armed with four new weapons too, from a []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Overgrowth doesn‘t feel ready to leave Early Access

The most satisfying moments in Overgrowth [official site] take place in mid-air. Rabbits are typically good at jumping, but they‘ve got nothing on their anthropomorphic cousin, Turner, the martial arts master and hero of this critter-bashing romp. His leaping ability borders on the power of flight. During those seconds, suspended in the skies above the []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Wot I Think: Overgrowth

The most satisfying moments in Overgrowth [official site] take place in mid-air. Rabbits are typically good at jumping, but they‘ve got nothing on their anthropomorphic cousin, Turner, the martial arts master and hero of this critter-bashing romp. His leaping ability borders on the power of flight. During those seconds, suspended in the skies above the []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Civilization 6 gets big update while Civ 3 is briefly free

Today‘s the big day in Civland, or the world as it‘s commonly known. The highlight: Civilization VI has launched its big Fall 2017 Update, which chiefly expands religious combat and makes AI opponents a little smarter. Also out today is new DLC for Civ VI adding Indonesia and the Khmer Empire. Or if you believe []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

The lovely disasters of Make a Good Mega Man Level

What do Catholic martyr Sir Thomas More, mythical Norse tree Yggdrasil and comedy ogre Shrek have in common? They all feature in fan creations made for the recent Make A Good Mega Men Level competition. Read on to find out more about these and other strange takes on Mega Man, including the world‘s most hazardous []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Life Is Strange: Before the Storm continues in Episode 2

Teen ‘em up prequel Life Is Strange: Before the Storm is a story with an ending we already know but hell, isn‘t life? It‘s all about the journey, maaan. And the journey continues a little more today with the launch of the series‘s second episode (of three). In it, aw heck, you know how it []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Dawn of War 3 gets an update and a free weekend

War war has changed. The latest (and largest) Dawn of War 3 update, Endless War, is now live. It adds new multiplayer maps, new elite units and new cosmetics to the Warhammer RTS. If you don‘t own DoW3 but want to get in on the action, there‘s also a free weekend running from now until []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Cities: Skylines Green Cities expansion blooms today

Modern cities are okay but for those who‘d rather dream a little utopian, Cities: Skylines today launched its Green Cities expansion. Like other Skylines expansions, Green Cities doesn‘t massively expand game systems but does bring some eco-friendly new buildings to erect blocks clad in vertical planting, solar updraft towers, organic food shops, that sort []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Podcast: Middle-earth: Shadow of War, The Evil Within 2 and our nemeses

Who‘s your worst nemesis? This week the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, is talking about our most reviled enemies, against whom we hold deep, lasting grudges. Matt harbours a lasting bitterness for Silencer, the magic-cancelling war jerk of Dota 2. Adam is fuelled by a dark hatred for the final boss of Ancient Domains []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Comedy adventure anthology Yorkshire Gubbins starts

A new comedy adventure anthology explores a weird version of Yorkshire - home of, as developers Stairfall Institute point out, the British accent used in Game of Thrones. Appropriately named Yorkshire Gubbins, the game launched its first episode this week and I‘ve heard good things from chums. The first episode follows someone who, while a []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Date your sword in Boyfriend Dungeon

Picture this steamy scene. You‘ve spent a long day down in the dungeon, hacking your way through kobolds and disarming the occasional trap. There‘s treasure to be found, sure, but when you return to the surface world, what you really need is a warm meal and a cuddle. Thankfully, the sword you‘ve been wielding all []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Have you played Nidhogg 2?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. The original Nidhogg was a tense, terse swordfighting game best played in local multiplayer. Nidhogg 2 changes the art style, adds an array of new weapons, and in the process makes it less []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

Blue Yeti USB Microphone discounted by 40 this week

Those of you who tend to have one eye on the tech world or are already world-renowned recording artists will have no doubt encountered Blue Yeti microphones before. All this is to say that, this week, you can pick up a fancy Silver Blue Yeti USB microphone for 40 less than you‘d normally spend, over []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com

American Truck Simulator shows off New Mexico

We still don‘t have a release date for the upcoming New Mexico expansion for American Truck Simulator [official site] but developers SCS Software have said they are putting on the ‘finishing touches‘. Eager to show off the sights of this map expansion, they‘ve also released a trailer ‘to whet your appetite‘. It‘s got canyons, creeks []

favicon of http://www.rockpapershotgun.com