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

what a long torso he has

This trailer is rubbish! That doesn’t mean the game (the result of Gabriel Knight creator Jane Jensen’s successful Kickstarter) will be, of course. But the twangy music and exaggerated, funny-accent-based-acting seems straight out of Days of Our Lives. Also, when the unconvincingly English lead character introduces himself as Malachi Rector, I hear Malachi Rectum. Because I am a child. (Also because of his faux-posh-Brit accent). (But mostly because I am a child). (more…)

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

Word from Atlus is that Zeno Clash 2 will arrive at the end of the month. The sequel to the world’s craziest fantasy face-punching game will be an open-world sort of thing, which is a fact that makes me quite happy. For more clarification on what it takes to bring me cheer, check out the trailer below, or this interview. (more…)

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

Good day. You might well have seen the Thief [just Thief> now, not Thief 4] teaser trailer. But have you seen the full debut trailer? No? Well, it’s around here somewhere. It’s some kind of leak, apparently. (more…)

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

Yes, that’s the first in-engine image of Torment: Tides of Numenera. Go ahead, you can click it for full size. Pretty, ain’t it? That’s apparently “a screenshot from within the bloom”. So that’s nice.

The Torment Kickstarter has a mere three days left on it, and the poor chaps have raised a meagre $3,311,380. Perhaps give them a hand if you can spare a dollar?

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

I haven’t eaten a single chocolate egg in the last twenty four hours, which would normally be an acceptable dietary state, but with this being the extended weekend of confeggtionary rabbit worship, I’m a little bit upset that nobody bought me a big Smarties egg. There’s nothing like a tube of Smarties to make me feel like a kid again. Some crispy chocolate buttons, a few episodes of Button Moon and a glass of Tizer. Right, that’s my annual product placement commitment out of the way and hopefully I’ll be receiving a batch of shop-soiled Smarties eggs any day now. On with the Katchup.

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

It's good to see that the City of Rapture is still finding work these days.

Bastion was absolutely marvelous, and Transistor – aka, Bastion 2: Cyberpunk Boogaloo – very much looks to be following in its pathway summoning footsteps. But while surface-level similarities (a Logan-Cunningham-voiced narrator-type, bleak yet beautiful environments, a silent main character, isometric perspective, etc) might suggest a familiar experience, Supergiant definitely isn’t sticking to Bastion’s straight-and-narrow. Case in point: Transistor isn’t entirely> a solo affair. As part of a gigantic interview/preview session (the full results of which you’ll see very soon), creative director Greg Kasavin explained to RPS that the action/turn-based tactics RPG hybrid will include a fairly novel form of multiplayer functionality.

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

I am a man, and if you look up there is a photograph of me. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, shall we discuss the matter at hand: Believe it or not, there are some cheap PC games available. As I usually do, I’ve sorted through the various offers to bring you a snapshot of the highlights. For all the latest discounts on all formats throughout the week, be sure to head over to SavyGamer.co.uk. (more…)

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

Jim and Adam have written words about Planet Explorers, a sort of MMO single and multiplayer voxel-based construction game that’s free to download right now. The reason I am returning to the game is the developer of this oddball mix of Spore, WoW, and Minecraft has just released a video showing their commitment to user-created content. It’s a sci-fi fantasy world with giant, stalking deathbeasts, shiny spaceships, and laser blasters, so naturally you’d expect to see Arrested Development’s Stair Car roaming the lands. (more…)

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

To the air aboveHot-air balloons are just like zombies. Slow-moving, bloated, gassy, and every summer the people of Bath gather and watch them take off. The many ways they’re not like zombies are evident in The Aurora Wager, a free indie game built for the 7DRL competition. It’s not very roguelike, because a lot of those elements fell out of the basket as the game was hastily put together, but it is fun. (more…)

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

Ye Olde Tyme StrategyBeing a freelancer, time has lost all meaning and constancy. So much so that I’m writing this post in 2035. Hello from the graphene dome of of San Wales. It’s another balmy 96 degrees centigrade on the new North Pole. The Bieber Gaga war is now over, and we can all sit back and enjoy Cyber Easter with a big old slurp of Solyent. Oh look, it’s Good Friday. Time to forget all your troubles and enjoy the holidays. Will you be gaming? Is it perfect timing for you to hop into BioShock Infinite, or is there something else that you’re going to spend time with? I finished BioShock Infinite all those years ago/last night, so I’ll be hopping between Trials Evolution Gold and a review game. But enough about my fabulous life. What about yours? (more…)

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