Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Emily Gera)

The Gera School of Game Development has one simple tenet: When in doubt, just add dogs. Our alumni is extensive, and includes but is not limited to a game with an Alsatian in it and Fable 2. Now being added to this list is the glorious two-dimensional Terraform-em-up Starbound [official site] which lets users have pets on board their personal space ships as of this week’s patch.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Emily Gera)

Take an MS Paint concoction and some sort of Cronenbergian fever dream and you get Hiveswap [official site], an episodic adventure game from the incredibly indie one-man team at Pumpkin Studios.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Emily Gera)

There’s something about watching trailers for racing games like Project Cars [official site] that makes me feel like I’m going to have to confess it to my nearest priest. Even the taglines are full-throttle sex. In fact, let’s play a little game of Who Said It:

Who said the line “What matters is finishing first.” Is it:

a.) Project Carsb.) Caligula

Find out in the sweatily placed trailer below. … [visit site to read more]

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Emily Gera)

After a successful Kickstarter campaign and probably a seance where someone spoke Jeremy Clarkson’s name into a mirror three times, an extensively realistic simulation game about being a car mechanic – rightfully named Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 [official site] – is now out.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Emily Gera)

What’s the point of flowery, open-ended introductions designed to gently push you in the direction of news when you have a press release that reads one of the best shows to grace Cartoon Network’s silvery screen is inspiring a new point-and-click adventure game?

Finally, something that marries my two loves: cartoon dogs and comedy. Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations takes Finn and Jake and sees them – or more appropriately, You – investigate mysterious disappearances in the Land of Ooo. … [visit site to read more]

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Philippa Warr)

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I write this as I wait (impatiently) for a breakfast delivery. Yes. I have discovered somewhere that will deliver a cooked breakfast on a Sunday morning and, yes, this is the most exciting event of 2015. In case you have a similar service in your area, here is some reading material for you to consume in between running to the window and peering out from behind the curtains. If you are breakfastless, just enjoy the articles, I guess. If you can.

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

Sundays are for, I hope, basking in the unseasonably warm weather. Or for cursing the sky for the too-soon removal of that good weather and instead remaining indoors with words about videogames. We’ll see.

  • The Verge tell the story of N++, “a ninja game 10 years in the making”. N is great. N was great in 2004 when the free version first came out. I hope this new, supposedly final version of it lets Metanet finally escape its orbit and make something new.
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Emily Gera)

I have only vague memories of Legend of Kay, which came out in 2005 and is about a cat that’s a samurai or something. It’s strange when the only real criteria I have for games is for them to feature bipedal animals, and Legend of Kay has these in abundance.

Considering how few waves it made when it launched, it’s maybe stranger that Nordic Games have decided to take on this old platformer to try and give it a second run. Legend of Kay: Anniversary [official site is coming out 10 years after the original PlayStation 2 release. Nordic are aiming for a bigger cross-section of gamers this time, releasing the remaster to PC too.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Emily Gera)

Peek through slightly open fingers if you want to avoid spoilers. CD Projekt Red has released from its mighty Polish chambers a nearly nine-minute video of one of the missions in The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt [official site]. It’s basically Geralt riding through the woods and hitting stuff, but it’s couched in story so you’ve been warned.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Emily Gera)

Did you leave the house today? Did you sense something in the air? That electricity is the feeling I exude when I hear about how I could have had a career making $300,000 playing World of Tanks [official website] in Warsaw if I hadn’t spent my formative years on my “education.”

This weekend is the Grand Finals for the Wargaming.net League, a big eSports expo that’s headed by the now omnipresent Tanks people. Twelve teams will go head-to-head for 300,000 clams, with matches taking place until Sunday evening.

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