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

Such is the way of RPS, gaming, and my brain, that long-term diary projects might not necessarily reach an absolute conclusion. We like to call these, “ongoing”. So it is that I attempt to plug the awkward silence over the holidays with the “ongoing” A Smurf In Terraria series. >

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

almost certainly the best image I'll see today

Christmas has come early to Terraria, with a patch containing a Daddy Crimble costume, snow, ice, presents, candy canes and gift-wrapped blocks. Most importantly though, gangs of snowmen will attack, armed with knives, snowbombs and Tommy guns. What this means is that you’ll be able to decorate the world with lights and festivity and then die at the hands of Al Snowcone and his meltable mobsters. A cheerful video awaits you.

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

My eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyes

Wow, that is a busy>-looking little videogame all of a sudden. Terraria receives its version 1.1 update on December 1st, and it’s one whose contents the devs have been careful not to spill all of until very recently. There will be 222 new items, 39 monsters, female characters, new ores and resultant armours, all sorts of new combinations, wiring and resultant mechanisms, a new lighting system and, naturally, a boss called Wall of Flesh.

The devs reckons this update will completely change the game; I can’t speak for that, but I can say v.1.1 looks off the hook bonkers, as you’ll see below. The new lighting really pumps up the colour, too. (more…)

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

Once more I return to Terraria, as it seems I will do until I die, or something better comes along. You can read part one here, and part two here, and then part three below. This entry actually spans a few weeks, the first half soon after the last entry, the second half after significant progress was made. But more progress is required! My time in Terraria is not yet done. But if you could lend a hand in the comments, that would be much appreciated. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the RPS Terraria server.>

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

I KEEP saying I’ll do this regularly, but something about numbered lists makes me curl into a tiny ball and weep for mother. Anyway, let’s do it this week and maybe I’ll be a better boy again next week. Here’s the top ten best-selling released PC games on Steam last week, in comparison to the top 10 at UK retail. As always, there are some verrrry interesting variations, which have much to say about both Steam and retail’s own peccadilloes…
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (John Walker)

It may have been a few weeks since my first Terraria entry. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been playing. I’ve been playing in all the spare time I’ve had (which admittedly mostly occurs when I’m stuck on a plane without internet access). And so it is that I bring you part two of the adventures of a young blue man called Smurf, and his desire to hit at squares with tools.>

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


That’s what Terraria has been missing all this time – anti-gravity boots. Of course! How could we all be so blind? Walking around on the floor with a pair of regular shoes, like a pleb. So set in our small-minded ways. Well, you’d better get in on this. You know what they say: “Upright is uptight.” You don’t want to be uptight, do you? I didn’t think so. Best go below and watch the trailer for update 1.0.5, wherein you will see more delights, including Hellfire Arrows, the Dark Lance and some hints at some kind of alchemy business.
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Jim Rossignol)


UPDATE: Looks like the server is struggling to handle a lot of people at once. Might reduce playerlimit a bit.

The handsome server admins of Multiplay have provided us with one of their Terraria (1.0.4) servers to play on. I’ve heard that game is popular, so I am sure some of you lot will find time to fill it. The IP is 85.236.100.109:7877 and the password is: rps

Dig, dig for victory! And stuff like that. Details on Multiplay Terraria servers are here.

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

Along with the new episodes of Winter Voices, Terraria is at the very top of my list of stuff that I need to try. Moreso now I’ve seen that the latest update adds everything from three new NPCs, to fish bowls and bunny hoods, to piranhas, jungle bats and two new rare enemies known as “Dr. Bones” and “The Groom”. Which, rather coincidentally, were both nicknames of mine at university. Is it still a nickname if you give it to yourself? I can’t remember. Click after the jump for the full feature list of the update. Phew, it’s a long one.
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (John Walker)

It’s always a special moment when a game grips you. And those special moments are becoming increasingly frequent in this beautiful new world of procedurally generated, emergent, single-player epics. I nearly didn’t click with Terraria. Now the clicking is deafening, and I want to play little else. So here’s an introduction to my intention to spend an awful lot of time with this one.>

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