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

Hi there! I’m Scott, and you’ve probably seen my monthly RPS Community Updates. The games featured earlier this week have all seen a rise in popularity, but none more than Terraria [official site].

This weekend, we’re holding two events open to everyone to play with us. Come get involved!

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

Image from Eagle_Eye on the Folk ARPS forum

July is for lazy mornings in the sunshine, lounging around beer gardens with family in the afternoon, and tackling gaming challenges with friends in the evening. Despite the height of summer, the RPS community has continued to soar, with action in Arma 3 [official site], Europa Universalis [official site], Guild Wars 2 [official site] and Terraria [official site].

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Jem Alexander)

Every time another Steam sale rolls around I always grab a few extra copies of Terraria [official site]. I like to hand them out to anyone on my friends list who doesn’t own it yet. “It’s 2D Minecraft, but with actual character progression and loot and crazy monsters and and and” I tell them. If you haven’t played it yet, now is a great time to do so, since the long-awaited Patch 1.3 game will arrive tomorrow, June 30th.

The update adds a ludicrous amount of new stuff, as well as some much needed functionality tweaks. Like Steam multiplayer invitations to make playing with others much less of a headache.

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

What are the best Steam Summer Sale deals? Each day for the duration of the sale, we’ll be offering our picks – based on price, what we like, and what we think more people should play. Read on for the five best deals from day 6 of the sale.>

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

If you didn’t entirely understand how upcoming not-sequel Terraria: Otherworld [official site] differed from Terraria then congratulations, you’re as dumb as I am. Fortunately, some GDC footage and a more detailed breakdown of stuff and things from the developers has made matters a little clearer. … [visit site to read more]

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

Why didn't they call it TerraRPG?

Ooh, you don’t see many spin-offs these days. Oh, right, Better Call Saul. Well, not in games. Oh, right, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm. Look, OK, c’mon, just go with me here. It’s pretty unusual for a game series to divert into a spin-off rather than climb aboard the sequel treadmill. Side-on buildy/survival hit Terraria is doing just that however, with an RPG-inclined follow-up known Terraria: Otherworld. It’s set in an “alternate dimension” to Terraria prime and everything. Take a look below. … [visit site to read more]

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Adam Smith)

Crafting requires commitment. How does a person wary of settling down survive in the barren worlds of Minecraft, Terraria and Starbound? A tale of tourism, travel and cooperative tension.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Graham Smith)

Last week we wrote about the Humble Jumbo Bundle 2, because it was the best haul of games we’d seen in a Humble Bundle in a little while. Now that bundle has expanded as planned, and the three new games added are all good too. Pay more than the average of $6.62/ 4 and you’ll now receive Legend of Grimrock, PixelJunk Eden and Orcs Must Die! 2.

This on top of a bundle which already included Galactic Civilizations 2, Terraria, Crusader Kings 2 and more.

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