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Okami HD splashes onto PC

The list of games I feel I‘ve dearly missed by skipping most consoles isn‘t long, and it grows shorter all the time as classics are ported to PC. The latest venerated console game to come our way is Okami, Clover Studio‘s 2006 game about a sun goddess incarnated as a wolf to save the land []

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Digital deals so far this week

We‘re not only midway through the week, but also midway through December now, which means that the spectre of Christmas is looming ever closer. Sounds like a good time to check in with some of the very best deals on digital downloads, right? That‘s just what I‘ve got for you, conveniently enough. Once more into []

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Assassin‘s Creed Oranges update 6 better graphics, revised difficulty, beards

Yesterday, the very fabric of society was threatened when some people disputed, with terminally dangerous inaccuracy, my 100% objectively and factually correct assertion that the currently-free Assassin‘s Creed 4 is the bestest best Assassin‘s Creed game of all time. Some of these anarchistic perverts argued that this year‘s Egypt-set Origins was the better man-stabber, despite []

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Wot I Think: SpellForce 3

SpellForce 3 might sound like the name of a magically-inclined superhero team and it absolutely should be but it‘s actually a chimera, a beast created by smashing together an isometric RPG and an RTS. You‘ve got your jolly old fantasy adventures, pilfering dungeons and beating up hardworking goblins, and then you‘ve got outposts []

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Resident Evil 7 new DLCs go brawling in the swamp

The unexpectedly good Resident Evil 7 Biohazard has expanded again, last night launching one free new chapter and one paid one. The free bit is Not A Hero, the long-promised chapter starring veteran Resident Evil beefman Chris Redfield. That one is fairly action-focused, as you might expect, though it‘s not a pure blastfest. The new []

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You can now hunt Yetis in Overwatch‘s winter event

Perhaps it‘s a little disingenuous to describe Overwatchs latest winter mode as an Evolve-a-like, considering there‘s no real evolving‘ mechanic. Still, it‘s the comparison I expect most people will make: a team of 5 Meis must hunt down a Winston, who runs around chomping down meat until he‘s ready to flip the tables on his []

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The adorably ultraviolent Gang Beasts is fully out now

Round up your chums for a spot of adorable ultraviolence, as the wonderful Gang Beasts has launched out of early access. Gang Beasts is a multiplayer arena fighting game where players will hurl each other off the tops of speeding trucks, out windows, and into industrial grinders, grabbing and grappling in physics-simulated fisticuffs. Pummel your []

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Steelseries Arctis 7 review: The best gaming headset bar none

Readers, I think I‘ve found it. The perfect gaming headset. For me, anyway. Thanks to a simple strip of fabric, Steelseries‘ Arctis 7 is hands down the most comfortable gaming headset I‘ve ever used. Instead of cushioning that damnable headband with memory foam and other such gubbins you normally find in online mattress ads, Steelseries‘ []

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Fortnite Battle Royale‘s new mode needs to be a fixture

There were 30 of us left, down from the 50 we had at the start of Fortnite Battle Royale‘s 50 vs. 50 mode. Almost all of us had managed to home in on the new safe zone before the circle closed in. We got to work immediately, silently intuiting what was needed. Walls. Many, many []

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Baba Is You is a puzzler which lets you write the rules

I‘m about to show you a trailer. 20 seconds into that trailer, I imagine you‘ll have some kind of reaction. Maybe you‘ll crack a grin. Maybe you‘ll make a soft, cooing noise of appreciation. Maybe your mouth will drop open as you gasp, your mind reeling with all the possibilities that one simple game mechanic []

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Ark: Survival Evolved goes underground in Aberration

If life has grown a little too familiar and comfortable in Ark: Survival Evolved, you might fancy going somewhere weird with its new expansion, Aberration. While Ark‘s original land is an island paradise (aside from all the deadly dinosaurs and murderous survivors, obvs), Aberration is set inside a busted ark where life has been forced []

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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming (Late 2017) review: Now with added Thunderbolt 3

Gaming laptops are a funny old business. As we discovered with the frankly ludicrous MSI GT75VR Titan Pro, phenomenal cosmic graphics power you can (sort of) take on the move often comes with an equally planetary-sized price attached to it, making such laptops seem like indulgent extravagances compared to an identically-priced desktop. Even entry-level gaming []

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The RPS Advent Calendar, Dec 12th

You‘ve gotta fight, for your right, to fight? Door number twelve is open.

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Getting Over It requires a resolve Matt doesn‘t have

You may have witnessed us trying difficult mountain climbing game Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy. Last week Matt attempted to scale part of the mountain, clambering over rocks, girders, concrete pipes and wooden barrels using nothing but the game‘s jerky sledgehammer and terrifying upper body strength. He did well. But Matt lacks a deeper []

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GOG winter sale starts, offering Grim Fandango for free

Oh the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful, and since we‘ve no place to go: buy games low! Buy games low! Buy games low! Which you can now do DRM-free on GOG, as the cyberstore today launched their big winter sale. To start, they‘re giving Grim Fandango Remastered away for free. []

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Have you played ArmA 3?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. I‘ve long possessed a fondness for Bohemia Interactive‘s military simulators, ever since Operation Flashpoint invaded my hard-drive back in 2001. But ArmA 3 is the first Bohemia game since OpFlash to successfully modernise that that initial []

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Dean Hall‘s Stationeers spacewalks into early access

I want to be the type of person who plays and enjoys Stationeers, the Space Station 13-inspired construction and management game from Day Z creator Dean Hall‘s studio Rocketwerkz. Unfortunately, I am the type of person who initially gets excited at the prospect of managing complex interlocking systems, then finds it all too much and []

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Wot I Think: Gorogoa

Gorogoa feels like a sort of magic that might fall apart in the understanding. It‘s a beautiful story in which you solve puzzles more by instinct than deduction, and their solutions feel as magical as the process, its impossibly overlapping world weaving a delicate fiction that stretches beyond the boundaries of its central conceit.

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A Museum of Dubious Splendors is quite splendid

The wonderful Studio Oleomingus last night launched A Museum of Dubious Splendors, their latest Borgesian blast of hot explore-o-fiction. It‘s another fragment of their mythical game Somewhere and, like many of the others, is itself made of fragments of stories and fictional histories built around stories. In short: you get to read some nice short []

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AMD‘s new Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition update is chock-full of new features

We all know graphics card software can be a tad hateful at times, but AMD is (hopefully) about to make the lives of its Radeon Software users just a teensy bit better. Say hello to the all-new Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition.

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Bungie admit their ‘plans aren‘t working‘ and address endgame Destiny 2 content lockout

The Curse of Osiris expansion for Destiny 2 is a mixed bag. I enjoyed the two hour campaign and a brief waddle around the piddly new area, but it‘s a meagre offering for the money you have to put down. It‘s understandable that some players might want to give it a miss, which makes it []

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Playerunknown‘s Battlegrounds test servers now rocking both maps

Good news, Plunkchums: both the old island and the new desert maps are now live in the test version of Playerunknown‘s Battlegrounds. Both Erangel and Miramar, to use their real names, are on the test servers all the way through the Battle Royale ‘em up‘s exit from early access on December 20th. Previous tests have []

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Soul Calibur VI shows off some samurai swordsing

The Game Awards and its accompanying news orgy are over and everyone is settling back into normal life with a low-burning sense of shame. That sweaty night of news saw the announcement of sword-slashing fighting game Soul Calibur VI and its upcoming PC debut. We only saw some cinematic swordicuffs between staple characters Mitsurugi and []

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The best Assassin‘s Creed game is free this week

I like the boat-centric Assassin‘s Creed IV: Black Flag so much that I just went and added it to Uplay even though I already own it Steam. That‘s right: an Asscreed I dig enough to voluntarily load up Uplay. Last week, Ubisoft were giving away the tragically de-Steamed RTS World in Conflict, and, as we []

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