Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Fraser Brown)

Gladius004

The lack of a 4X romp set in the grimdark future of the 41st millennium is an unusual omission, especially given the number of Warhammer 40K games that have been released over the last few years. Proxy Studios and publisher Slitherine are on the case, however, as the pair have just announced Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War.

Along with being a bit of a mouthful, it pits four factions — Space Marines, Orks, Imperial Guard and Necrons — against each other in a 4X fight for domination over the world of Gladius Prime. It s coming soon . Take a gander at the first trailer below.

(more…)

Way of Defector - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Tim Stone)

The dystopia at the heart of singular RPG Way of Defector is a truly grim place. It’s a country where you can be imprisoned or killed for criticising the government or for being related to someone who has criticised the government. A land where the state routinely uses detention without trial, torture, and sexual violence against the people, and many go to bed hungry every night. Developers Dev Arc call this repressive totalitarian hellhole ‘North Korea’. (more…)

Sethian - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Brendan Caldwell)

This reads: "lol ur mum"

This is three weeks old, but time is a construct. Philip Boyes is an expert on writing systems and cryptic alphabets, and he has looked at games that use fictional script over on Eurogamer. Zelda’s ancient Hylian is mentioned, and the rune-like alphabet of the Elder Scrolls gets a shout-out too. But also discussed is Sethian, a game about deciphering a dead alien language based on the responses of an old computer, covered with symbolic buttons to mash. I liked this game and it’s good to see both its failings and strengths discussed from the perspective of someone who understands how these magical squiggly lines are born. It’s an interesting read and not too long or hyper-detailed (except maybe when he talks about “deciphering Linear B based on internal correspondences”… buh?). Anyway, fans of silly-looking text, give it a read.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Fraser Brown)

starcitizen

It wasn t until developer Cloud Imperium began showing off Star Citizen‘s alpha 3.0 that I started to get interested in Chris Roberts baby. Sure, the ambitious plans have always sounded impressive, but only recently has it started to look like there s a hint of cohesion, that there s a game in there I might like to play.

In August, Roberts and co showcased all manner of exciting things, from co-op missions to plummeting down towards a planet s surface with nothing but a hoverbike and a space suit. But now we re able to see what the most recent version looks like outside of a controlled environment, from the perspective of a player.

(more…)

Planet Coaster - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Fraser Brown)

coaster update

To celebrate the one year anniversary of Planet Coaster s launch, Frontier have put together a massive anniversary update that introduces autumn themes, new rides and coasters, new management features, an extra scenario and a fancy scenario editor. It s a pretty comprehensive update — expansion-worthy, even — but it s entirely free. (more…)

Owlboy - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Katharine Byrne)

1080ti

The sale event to end all sale events is here. That’s right, folks, Black Friday 2017 is here, and this year’s sales frenzy is set to be bigger than ever as we head into the Christmas shopping period. In all honesty, they should just rename it Black November, as there have been deals going on throughout the month in preparation for the big day.

To save you trawling through the web in search of a good bargain, we’ve created this handy guide containing everything you need to know about Black Friday 2017. If you’re on the hunt for a new graphics card, a bigger and better monitor, want to splash out on a fast SSD or upgrade your gaming headset and get a more reliable mouse and keyboard, this is the place to be. We’ll be updating this hub page on a regular basis as new deals get announced, too, so make sure to keep it in your bookmarks if you fancy grabbing yourself a bit of a bargain before Christmas. We’ve also got tips on the best places to browse, and how to find out if those hot discounts are really as good as they seem.

(more…)

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Katharine Byrne)

Vive

Earlier in the week, we told you an HTC Vive deal was coming on Black Friday. And now it’s here! That’s right, for a mere 599, you can get a Vive headset and deluxe audio strap (the latter of which normally costs 99), free pre-order codes for Fallout 4 VR and Doom VFR, a free copy of Google’s Tilt Brush software and a month’s subscription to HTC’s Viveport service, where you get five free apps or games for free every month from Vive’s curated collection. Don’t you just love a good deal?

(more…)

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Matt Cox)

dumptheeevidenceheader

This is Playstyle Royale, where I head into Playerunknown s Battlegrounds and try to win my chicken dinner while adhering to arbitrary rules. This week, I m going with Godwhacker s excellent suggestion in the comments from last time:

Dump the Evidence .

You re allowed one kill with a weapon, but then it must be dropped, in order to outfox the Hampshire Constabulary who are fast catching up with you and your trail of murder. You can keep the usual four weapons in your inventory and switch between them, but each gun and any attachments must be disposed of after it s been used, ideally somewhere it can t be found easily. I m also going to embrace my role and try to take out every player I see – I wouldn t be much of a hunter if I didn t. As usual, I ve got five tries to reach the number one spot. Let s get to it!

(more…)

Call of Duty®: WWII - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

codface

Videogames’ extended voyage through the uncanny valley would go on for at least another couple of decades, I’d presumed until recently. Real, believable people conjured from our graphics cards would surely remain a pipedream for many hardware generations to come. Then I played Call of Duty: WW2, and the first cracks appeared in the walls of reality.

All of sudden, videogames can do faces. Amazing faces. Terrifying faces. (more…)

Tower 57 - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (John Walker)

You’ll have an example off the top of your head, but I’m struggling to think of the last twin-stick shooter that put a big emphasis on downtime between blasting, with NPCs, a decent chunk of story, and an RPG-style upgradeable roster of characters. That’s what Tower 57 rather modestly offers, all through very pleasing chunky 16-bit art.

(more…)

...

Search news
Archive
2017
Nov   Oct   Sep   Aug   Jul   Jun  
May   Apr   Mar   Feb   Jan  
Archives By Year
2017   2016   2015   2014   2013  
2012   2011   2010   2009   2008  
2007   2006   2005   2004   2003  
2002