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Humble selling best Telltale games for 15 smackeroos

Oh boy, have we got sales news for you, vast gaping maw of collective consumerism. Isn‘t it a beautiful day for buying things? The Humbler Bundlers have put together a bunch of Telltale‘s better games for 15. Yes, everyone has probably already got their critically acclaimed zombies ‘n‘ conversation games based on the Walking Dead. []

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Premature Evaluation: Slig

Every week we send Brendan into the dark age of early access. This time, the old English village life of Slig [Steam page] Slig, we are told at the beginning of this game, is an old English word that means ‘blessed, fortunate, prosperous, happy‘. All fine goals in the harsh world of the dark ages, []

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How Spirit hopes to bring humanity to AI

Sitting in a Bath tearoom having just wiped the lemon curd from my fingers I was tasked with interrogating a robot about a murder. The interrogation scene was the GDC demo for Spirit AI [official site] middleware geared around bringing more expressive characters to gaming as well as building safer and more inclusive online []

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Mass Effect lead Casey Hudson returns to BioWare as general manager

Former Mass Effect project director Casey Hudson is returning to BioWare to become the studio‘s general manager, coming back from three years in wandering the desert of Microsoft. He‘ll replace Aaryn Flynn, who is leaving the studio entirely after seventeen years. Hudson left BioWare in August 2014, after helping lay the foundations of the game []

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Total War: Warhammer II waggles Norsca race DLC as early purchase incentive

My partner is literally playing Warhammer in the living room with a friend right now. That means I‘ve probably got enough ambient Warhammer to write an entire post about Warhammer. Age of Sigmar is a Warhammer phrase. So is 40K. I also remember that guy with all the eyes. The Chancellor of Eyes we call []

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Foolish football: Behold The Kickmen coming Thursday

If football is the biggest sport in England, pretending that you don‘t know anything about football comes a close second. Dan Marshall, the creator of The Swindle and the bad half of Ben Dan, is a fan of the second. His Behold the Kickmen [official site] is an arcade kick ‘em up which gets []

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The Joy Of creating citizen stories in Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines [official site] is a game in which every single citizen has a name, home and (if you‘re playing it reasonably effectively) job, but nobody matters in the slightest. For a game with such a chummy, chipper tone, it‘s weirdly cold. Dozens of people might leave town in protest at your mayoral ineptitude, or []

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Football Manager has secured the Bundesliga license

Gary Lineker once summed football up as neatly as anyone ever has: Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win. Lineker was wrong, of course. The goalkeepers rarely chase the ball. The quote is even more inaccurate when applied to Football Manager []

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Might & Magic Showdown shutting down

Might Magic Showdown [official site], Ubisoft‘s faux-tabletop wargame where players can paint their own miniature warmen, will shut down without even leaving early access. Fraser Brown said it was a lovely painting tool handcuffed to a rubbo game, so this isn‘t much of a surprise. Ubisoft have already pulled the game from sale and []

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Have You Played Mortal Kombat?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I‘ve been playing Injustice 2 recently (sadly, not on PC) and even though it‘s probably quite rubbish if you‘re a proper fighting game fan, the kind who could have been a concert pianist []

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Mode 7 to publish planetary settling sim The Colonists

Robots should be either adorable or terrifying. That‘s my view and I‘m sticking with it. Sure, it‘s probably more important that they‘re angular and efficient when they‘re building cars, or that they‘re a bit more suited to their work than this poor fella, but the little bots in The Colonists [official site] look like they‘ll []

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Lovely peaceful adventure Yonder released

If you fancy exploring, fishing, farming, befriending, cooking, and crafting, while saving a land without fighting anyone, have a gander at Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles [official site]. Launched this morning, it‘s a mighty pretty and nonviolent open-world adventure which looks to smoosh bits of games like Stardew Valley and Zelda together. Only with no []

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Ys Seven coming to PC this summer

Nihon Falcom‘s 2009 game Ys Seven [official site] is making the jump from the PSP handheld to PC. We‘ve been slowly catching up on the series on PC, and the next one will actually launch on the same day as its western console counterparts, so it‘s nice to fill in the gaps. I‘ve not played []

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Creative Assembly clarify DLC plans for Warhammer 2

More beasties, less mini-campaigns. In response to fan feedback and to avoid some of the criticism that the Chaos Warriors stirred up, Creative Assembly have outlined some changes to their pre- and post-release plans for Total War: Warhammer 2 [official site]. Brand director Rob Bartholomew has written a blog post explaining all (except what the []

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Splash Damage working with World of Tanks company on something warnew

Splash Damage, the studio behind Enemy Territory and Dirty Bomb, have joined forces with the World of Tanks/Warplanes/Warships lords at Wargaming to work on new gaming experiences. No specific game is announced yet but huh, I am always curious to see what Splash Damage do. It seems not impossible that Splash Damage might make some []

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Communal Combat Mission: Turn 4

Every year in The Flare Path Irun a communal Combat Mission skirmish in which RPS readers attempt to outwit and outfight CM‘s decidedly dangerous AI. Turns span 60 seconds andrarely go according to plan. Late-war and Eastern Front, this year‘s scrap centres on a German-held Baltic port. It‘s beenthree turns since the commenter-controlled Soviets left []

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