Jalopy - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

The Eastern European road trip Jalopy has almost completed its journey through early access, after nearly two years, and will properly launch next Wednesday, March 28th. You know, Jalopy, the game set in the 90s about driving your uncle from Germany to Turkey in a scrappy Trabant 601. Lots of things to pick up and fiddle with. That one. I enjoyed packing my car and pressing buttons in the old public prototype released way back when it was called Hac, then decided to wait until it was properly finished, so I’m keen to finally see how it’s ended up. (more…)

Binary Domain - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Fraser Brown)

Have you played Binary Domain

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time.>

My cursor lingers over Binary Domain whenever I pass it in my Steam library, accompanied by memories of bullets slamming into metal skeletons and malevolent robots slowly marching towards my vulnerable squad of fleshy humans. No other game has made shooting up machines so satisfying.


Ni no Kuni™ II: Revenant Kingdom - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Stephen T Wright)


Most RPGs cast you as an intrepid interloper, the Only One Who Can Help a series of desperate quest-givers beset by increasingly elaborate problems. Personally, I ve gotten a little sick of piloting a party of unlikely heroes as they roam from ruined land to ruined land in search of these conundrums, slaying worthy foes and draining tombs of ancient loot. When the scourge of the realm falls at my feet and the last coins of its horde lie safely in my pocket, I find myself wondering: should I really leave matters in the hands of the feckless village chief who can t even summon up the will to leave his house and take care of the slime-infested meadow over the hill? Well, probably not, but I don t get a choice. The mysteries of government and management aren t my field, and besides, there s a Big Bad lurking over the mountains who s plotting to blast everything to smithereens unless we get a move on.

Enter Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom. (more…)

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Tim Stone)

Gentlemen of England now a-bed shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here to read my IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Kuban war diary, participate in today’s Close Combat competition, assist in the defoxing of this fiendish word puzzle, and pedantically point out that Cry ‘Havoc!’ and let slip the dogs of war is from a completely different play to Gentleman of England now a-bed shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here… . (more…)

Space Hulk: Deathwing - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Polish your crotchskull and prepare to demonstrate renewed devotion to the Emperor, as Space Hulk: Deathwing will officially become the Enhanced Edition on May 22nd. This is the last in a series of free updates intended to expand and improve the squad-based FPS, which had the looks of Warhammer 40K but didn’t have the touch. It was too janky and just too thin, which is a shame because it has such lovely Gothic spaceships and such big crotchskulls. Fingers crossed this update can find that magic. Not that I believe in magic; that would be heresy. Ah yes, I love the Emperor, I surely do. (more…)

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Jamie Wallace)

It’s Friday once again, so I’m back to bother you all with a roundup of the very best PC gaming deals of the week as well as a few extra fun bits thrown in because they’re also pretty good. Most importantly of all, though – on the subject of weekends, does the week start on Sunday or Monday? Is this a question that humanity will ever definitively find an answer to or does it entirely come down to preference?

Feel free to argue about that in the comments, but in the meantime, we ve got deals that ll work in the UK, deals that ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. Let s get started.


Dead by Daylight - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Many of Dead By Daylight‘s paid DLC characters will become unlockable without paying a penny, developers Behaviour have announced. With the multiplayer slasher ’em up’s second birthday drawing near, they’ve laid out their plans for the third year, including new cosmetic items and four new killers, survivors, and maps arriving across the year. But it is especially good to hear that, as the game grows ever bigger, a new progression system will make many of the DLC survivors and killers (not ones licensed from movies, so no Freddy Krueger or Laurie Strode) unlockable by playing the game. (more…)

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Dominic Tarason)

A Way Out

According to it’s launch trailer, A Way Out isn’t officially launching until tomorrow, but that’s just what the man> wants you to think. Mental prisons, y’see? Boxes within boxes… That’s how they get ya.

It turns out that the stylish looking two-player adventure (from many of the same minds behind Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons) is out right now. Word on the grapevine is that it’s pretty special stuff, too, assuming you bring a good friend along with you for the ride.


Rocket League® - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Dominic Tarason)

Rocket League

Rocket League‘s enormous success was long overdue. I liked this game back in 2008, but it didn’t seem to catch on until they chopped a few words out of the name. The weight of those extraneous syllables lifted, the game launched into the stratosphere, almost like some kind of supersonic acrobatic rocket-powered battle-car.

Psyonix aren’t resting on their laurels, either. The game still commands enormously huge audiences worldwide, so it’s no surprise that they’re working hard on polishing up just about every eSports feature the game could ask for. The centerpiece of the next major patch, due early next month, is Tournaments, allowing players to organize a jet-assisted kick-around using just a handful of in-game menus.


Masters of Anima - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Dominic Tarason)

Masters of Anima

It’s been a while since we had a good Pikmin-like; such a strange little sub-genre, it still bears it’s parent’s name. We’ve seen the likes of Overlord come and go, and Little King’s Story is still properly lovely, but we could do with a few more, especially on PC.

If only the trailer for Masters of Anima would calm down a little. Maybe hold a shot for a second or two longer. Oh, and tell the narrator to stop shouting quite so much – it doesn’t work if you sound more like David Attenborough than Brian Blessed.



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