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The Terraria 1.3.1 update that came out in May was released to mark the game's fifth birthday. But the 1.3.2 update that's just gone live is the one that really brings the party.

Literally, I mean: You may now use the Party Girl's Party Center to fire up the festivities, and the town NPCs may start their own under the right conditions. The update also adds party essentials to the game, like balloons (and balloon animals), party hats, streamers, presents, the Pigronata, and more.

Behind the scenes, beehive-type bees have been nerfed in expert mode, unnecessary player synchronization calls have been significantly reduced which should improve performance on servers with high player counts, rain clouds are craftable, town NPCs will try to avoid falling into cliffs when they're away from their home area (the emphasis on try in the patch notes suggests their effort will not be met with great success), and the Sort feature will now work on chests. There are quite a number of bug fixes on tap as well.

Developer Re-Logic said in the 1.3.2 changelog that it's already working on the equally-excitingly-named 1.3.3 update. Details and a release date haven't been nailed down just yet, but the studio said it will focus on the Underground Desert.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Jessica Famularo)

Terraria [official site] has been around for quite some time now, but the game’s vast world, and the dev team’s continued dedication to maintaining it, keeps people coming back for more. The Terraria 1.3.2 update is out now, bringing parties, chest sorting, and more to the 2D sandbox adventure.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Joe Donnelly)

Although I’ve sunk over 100 hours into Terraria [official site] over the years, it’s a game I seem to spend long stretches of time away from because there’s just too many games and not enough hours in the day. Every time I return, though, I’m always pleasantly surprised by how instantly familiar everything is yet how fresh its updates make its sprawling sandbox feel. And then I’m hooked again.

After celebrating its fifth birthday last week, Terraria’s latest patch 1.3.1 is out now bringing with it a host of new features and big improvements to its wiring system.

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PC Gamer

Almost a year after Terraria's monstrous patch 1.3, version 1.3.1 is being released to mark the game's fifth birthday.

From Sunday, May 22, you can embrace your inner electrician thanks to big additions to the wiring system. Logic gates, from AND to XNOR, join the likes of conveyor belts and Large Gem switches.

Controller support is also on the cards. Not all that exciting to your average PC player, no, but it's good to have the option, particularly as the console versions have been doing it since 2013.

Lead developer Cenx has posted a checklist of every fix Re-Logic hopes to cram into 1.3.1 before Sunday. It includes some priority items, like tooltip flickering above 60 fps, and general tidying. My personal favourite: "You can see breath bubbles while dead."

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Scott Constantine)

It’s been a while! Over November and December, the RPS community have indulged in tonnes of different games. Read on to find out what we’ve been up to in Clicker Heroes [official site], Guild Wars 2 [official site], PlanetSide 2 [official site], Terraria [official site] and more.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Scott Constantine)

September was absolutely packed full of games in the RPS community, with events taking place in Dirt Rally [official site], Europa Universalis [official site], Guild Wars 2 [official site], Terraria [official site], Trove [official site] and more!

Want to know what happened and how you can get involved? Read on!

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Scott Constantine)

Picture from luis.s on the forum.

August was a busy month for the RPS community, with action seen in Dirt Rally [official site], Rocket League [official site], Terraria [official site] and others – including Awesomenauts [official site], Natural Selection 2 [official site] and Killing Floor [official site].

Click on for information about each, along with how you can get involved.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Scott Constantine)

Back on the 8th of August, we announced some upcoming events on our Terraria [official site] server.

It’s been a crazy three weeks and after some recent downtime due to a patch to the client, RPS’ Terraria scene is back and better than ever – with twice the fun on offer thanks to the birth of a twin server. Our hardworking admins are working around to clock to get new players registered, and there’s still room for more. Come get involved, again!

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Ben Barrett)

The amazing work of CraTeR, who you can find more stuff from on the media page of the Terraria site.

Mac and Linux support for indie games is sort of like the rolling spaceship from Prometheus. Everyone thinks you can just get it out of the way but it’s a little more difficult than that when you’re actually in the hotseat. Terraria [official site] first launched in 2011 as an adorable and fun 2D alternative to big boy creative juggernaut Minecraft. Since then it’s had numerous spin-offs and a sequel announced, plus three huge updates that make it almost unrecognisable from that initial product. But this week, finally, OSX and Linux players have access to the game.

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