Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Cassandra Khaw)

I suspect that Bandai Namco have realized, most likely thanks to a recent avalanche of happy news posts, that the world really, really likes its Tales series. Not too long ago, we squeed over Tales of Zestiria hitting western shores. Now, we have something else to be very exuberant over: the news that Tales of Symphonia [Steam page] will be coming to the PC.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Cassandra Khaw)

Alec described Retro City Rampage [official site] in his Wot I Think as a “pseudo-8-bit, pseudo-open open world game which uses Grand Theft Auto as a bedrock.” The game swims in an ocean of pop culture references, so much so that it s probably going to surprise no one to learn that the game is coming to MS-DOS.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Cassandra Khaw)

Perfect Day [official site] confuses me. You might even say that it frightens me. Just a little. Made for the No$GAMEJAM, Perfect Day takes players into a no-name local pub inhabited by a babbling drunk, a silent blonde man, and a shapeshifting woman. The objective here is to keep drinking and feasting until you pass out or achieve “maximal life happiness!”

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Cassandra Khaw)

Hot damn, Card Hunter [official site] is coming to Steam. I enjoyed the card game simulation tremendously when it first came out. From the little details to the cast of geeks, it all works for me. There were only two things I really didn’t like about it: the fact it wasn’t on Steam, and the fact I couldn’t trap my friends on the board with me. WELP. GUESS WHAT HAS CHANGED.

(Card Hunter is coming to Steam, and will allow co-op goodness. It’ll also soon receive a new expansion, Expedition to the Sky Citadel, introducing a not-wholly-unfamiliar AI.)

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

This weekend we learned the tragic news of the suicide of RPS community member SophiaButler. A loved and respected member of RPS’s Planetside 2 group, we know lots of our readers will be deeply feeling her loss.

We want to respond by encouraging people to make a donation to the Albert Kennedy Trust, a charity that provides support for LGBT 16 to 25 year olds who are homeless or living in hostile environments. And we don’t want to lose anyone else, so below are details of places you can seek help if you need support with any issues of depression or suicide.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Cassandra Khaw)

For a game about going really fast, Formula 1 2015 [official site] seems to have taken forever to get here. It’s now just days until the game’s release, and Codemasters are drumming up excitement with a new features trailer. The video exhibits lots of shiny cars, emotionally stirring music, and a reminder that the game that was supposed to be here last month will finally arrive soon.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Cassandra Khaw)

Killing, My Friend [official site] isn t always a bad thing. At least, if we re talking about video games. Notably the kind named Killing, My Friend. Hard-Boiled Software’s upcoming co-op FPS isn’t particularly pretty, but it does have some good ideas. You’ll play Hollywood’s latest action star on a mission to shoot the coolest, most stylish action sequences known to cinematography.

If that sounds familiar, it might be because you’ve played Action Half-Life, a popular mod that squidged together Max Payne’s stunt system with Half-Life, while channelling the inimitable John Woo. So, does that mean Killing, My Friend, is a dyed-in-the-wool clone? Perish the thought. The happy reality is that AHL’s lead designer is also a – da-da-dum – designer for Killing, My Friend.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Cassandra Khaw)

Happy Independence Day, American people! And Good Not-Melting-In-The-Summer-Heat to the European folk trapped without air-conditioning in their lives. As a card-carrying Malaysian, let me just say that it baffles me to imagine countries where freon-fueled cold air does not exist. (Not really, but I just like saying things, sometimes.) This week s shockingly inventive Guest Plushie comes from Welverin, who captioned their entry with, Who to equip? Love it.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Cassandra Khaw)

Where fellow action-RPGs Diablo III and Torchlight exulted in bright colors and a brazen use of particle effects, the free-to-play Path of Exile [official site] took a darker turn, wearing its grime like a king’s crown. And it did well that way, honestly. Our very own Adam called it a “smart and content-rich RPG.” And said smart and content-rich RPG will see its newest expansion, titled The Awakening, come July 10th.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Change! Change is exciting! This week, as I ask the age-old question to you, I’ve also asked it to the rest of Team RPS – those who aren’t swanning around on holiday this week, anyway. What are you playing this weekend? First we’ll tell you what we’re playing this weekend.

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