༺ཌༀCtoBpༀད༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/feedThis is a feed of the latest articles from Rock Paper Shotgun.enTue, 08 Nov 2022 22:37:41 +0000꧁༺△tlWFL△༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/the-prince-of-persia-sands-of-time-remake-isnt-cancelled-but-pre-orders-have-been-refundedGraham SmithTue, 08 Nov 2022 22:37:41 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/the-prince-of-persia-sands-of-time-remake-isnt-cancelled-but-pre-orders-have-been-refundedPrince of Persia: The Sands of Time RemakePlatformerUbisoftAction Adventure

Ubisoft's Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time remake was supposed to launch in 2021, slipped into 2022, and most recently was delayed indefinitely. Now Ubisoft have created a dedicated FAQ page to answer the question they keep getting: no, they say, Sands Of Time isn't cancelled.

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ༀ꧁꫞pkrRg꫞꧂ༀRock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/football-manager-2023-is-out-now-and-also-available-via-pc-game-passGraham SmithTue, 08 Nov 2022 21:58:03 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/football-manager-2023-is-out-now-and-also-available-via-pc-game-passSEGAManagementSimulationFootball Manager 2023Sports Interactive

Football Manager 2023 is out now. Fully out, that is, after weeks of being available as an early access beta. This also means it's now available via PC Game Pass, for those who want to stick their hand into management experimentally like a virtual Paul Scholes.

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꧁❀smwrx❀꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/no-more-project-cars-games-says-eaGraham SmithTue, 08 Nov 2022 21:41:23 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/no-more-project-cars-games-says-eaProject CARS 2EAProject CARS 3Driving/RacingProject CARSCodemastersSlightly Mad Studios

The Project Cars games were gorgeous, detail-obsessed, and at first partly crowd-sourced. Then in 2019 Codemasters bought developers Slightly Mad Studios and in 2021 Electronic Arts bought Codemasters. Now EA have announced internally that they won't be making any more Project Cars games, and that they will move staff working on the series into "suitable" roles "wherever [they] can."

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꧁༺๑FFpjz๑༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/cities-skylines-is-getting-financial-districts-south-korean-inspired-buildings-and-moreGraham SmithTue, 08 Nov 2022 21:22:34 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/cities-skylines-is-getting-financial-districts-south-korean-inspired-buildings-and-moreColossal OrderSimulationCities: SkylinesParadox Interactive

Cities: Skylines is getting two tranches of new content before the end of the year. "Tranche" is a fitting word, too, since the largest update of the bunch is a Financial Districts mini-expansion which will let you build a Stock Exchange and invest in markets.

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꧁༺△qXxsb△༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/my-favourite-ultrawide-the-34-in-alienware-aw3423dw-qd-oled-is-156-off-at-dell-ukWill JuddTue, 08 Nov 2022 21:06:43 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/my-favourite-ultrawide-the-34-in-alienware-aw3423dw-qd-oled-is-156-off-at-dell-ukMonitorOLEDPCDell/Alienware

Dell's Alienware AW3423DW is my favourite ultrawide monitor, thanks to its beautiful 34-inch QD-OLED screen that offers perfect blacks, near-instant pixel response times and gorgeous colours. With wide-screen 1440p (3440x1440) resolution and a 175Hz refresh rate, it's both detailed and responsive, and it looks the part too with a very cool space-y design.

I was lucky enough to review one for several months for Digital Foundry - I think Dell forgot about it for a while - so I consider it my duty to inform you that it is now on sale for the first time ever, dropping from £1099 to £943 - still a big chunk of change, but a fitting Black Friday price for one of the best monitors on the market of any description, hands down.

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༄༊FvEZM࿐Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/this-280hz-acer-nitro-monitor-is-down-to-180-at-laptops-direct-in-the-ukWill JuddTue, 08 Nov 2022 20:52:40 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/this-280hz-acer-nitro-monitor-is-down-to-180-at-laptops-direct-in-the-ukPC

If your favourite PC games are competitive shooters, then a high refresh rate monitor is an essential upgrade in my eyes - the reduced input lag and improved visual clarity makes a huge difference in games like Counter-Strike, Valorant, Fortnite and Call of Duty. 144Hz and 165Hz monitors used to be the norm, but now even faster monitors are becoming quite affordable - including this 280Hz Acer monitor that's dropped to £180 at Laptops Direct, down from an original price of £275.

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༺❦FDIgU❦༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/have-you-played-spin-rhythm-xdLiam RichardsonTue, 08 Nov 2022 17:00:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/have-you-played-spin-rhythm-xdGuitar HeroSpin Rhythm XDRhythmHave You Played

Rhythm games lose something when they don’t come bundled with a peripheral, I think. There’s something about a physical controller, custom built to emulate the action the game revolves around, that lends games a level of credibility you lose the second you try and play it with a regular pad. Playing Guitar Hero with an Xbox 360 controller feels like trying to paint a bedroom wall using a spoon. You’ll get there eventually, but if anyone spots you through a window they’ll rightly assume you’re some kind of deviant.

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༺❦gQXgs❦༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/agdq-2023-lineup-includes-a-no-soap-powerwash-simulator-speedrunCJ WheelerTue, 08 Nov 2022 16:38:38 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/agdq-2023-lineup-includes-a-no-soap-powerwash-simulator-speedrunAGDQ 2023Kids & FamilyIndieCult of the LambSpeedrunningNeon WhiteGames Done QuickPowerWash SimulatorAwesome Games Done QuickStray

Speedrunning charity event Awesome Games Done Quick is returning in January, and there’s plenty of PC runs among its freshly announced preliminary schedule. Notable standouts this time around are PowerWash Simulator, which might well be my personal GOTY contender, and a bonus appearance from cutesy cyberpunk cat sim Stray. There’s also a Google Stadia run of nautical indie action-adventure Wavetale, just a week before the streaming platform closes for good.

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ༀ꧁꫞wVWHN꫞꧂ༀRock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/heres-a-bunch-of-small-details-you-may-have-missed-from-the-recent-resident-evil-4-remake-showcaseLiam RichardsonTue, 08 Nov 2022 16:30:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/heres-a-bunch-of-small-details-you-may-have-missed-from-the-recent-resident-evil-4-remake-showcaseHorrorResident Evil 4CapcomBlockbusterFPS/ShooterResident Evil 4 remakeSupporters onlyAction Adventure

The other week I played a short demo for the upcoming Resident Evil 4 remake. You’d think being lucky enough to actually play the damn thing would have numbed my hyper-fixation about it a touch, but, nope. I’m afraid not. It turns out the guy who owns eight physical copies (and four digital) of the original Resident Evil 4 is still pretty excited to play the remake. Who ever could have predicted this?

The day my preview went live, Capcom showed off a couple of additional bits as part of a hefty Resident Evil showcase. Alongside a fresh story trailer the company also discussed the various gubbins you’ll receive if you fork out for the game's special edition as well as a short gameplay demonstration. Surprising no one, I’ve watched these clips so many times I now have a load of thoughts that are not only completely useless but are taking up vital brain space I usually reserve for things like pin numbers and dates. If I don’t vent all of this garbage out of my skull there’s a chance I’ll forget my Mam’s birthday again, something that genuinely happened once when I was 17 and I haven’t stopped feeling guilty about it since. I bought her a plant from a Tesco Express three days later thinking that would help. It didn’t. This event haunts me more than any Resident Evil jumpscare ever could.

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꧁༺๑RWEvV๑༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/blacktail-preview-very-cool-mushrooms-but-i-just-really-hate-first-person-archeryAlice BellTue, 08 Nov 2022 16:00:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/blacktail-preview-very-cool-mushrooms-but-i-just-really-hate-first-person-archeryIndiescoveryBlacktailFPS/ShooterIndieFocus EntertainmentPreviewOpen WorldThe ParasightAction Adventure

Blacktail is a complicated, first-person adventure when you play a lil witch. Well, a witch in training, sort of. A witcheen. Baba Yaga has been forced to live in the forest having been accused of witchcraft, so it seems like one of those self-fulfilling prophecy deals.

It's a very brightly coloured, fantastical world, this forest you live in, and you're dropped in media res. I thought that hands-on preview I got would be quite a casual gadabout talking to a cute dragon and what have you, but in fact it was difficult, and weird, and very opaque in the best way. The res in question included treasure chests with teeth and talking pine-cone spirits, and exploding fireflies. But you're an archer, too, and I really, really hate using arrows in first-person, and I don't think that will change.

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꧁༺△BOSXq△༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/multiversus-teases-competitive-play-as-its-ranked-mode-alpha-test-beginsCJ WheelerTue, 08 Nov 2022 14:57:10 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/multiversus-teases-competitive-play-as-its-ranked-mode-alpha-test-beginsMultiVersusWarner Bros. GamesBlockbusterKids & FamilyFightingPlayer First GamesFree-to-playFantasyScience Fiction

Warner Bros. free to play licensed brawler MultiVersus is testing its ranked mode for a week starting today, devs Player First Games have announced. Hop into the game from 5pm GMT/6pm CET/9am PT today and you’ll find the ranked tab is accessible for the first time. Select that and you should be good to go with ranked play. Player First say they’ll be enabling ranked mode permanently once they’ve implemented any useful feedback from the alpha.

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༺❦HFtWE❦༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/black-friday-desktop-gaming-pc-dealsJames ArcherTue, 08 Nov 2022 14:28:54 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/black-friday-desktop-gaming-pc-dealsPC Gaming DealsGaming PCBlack FridayHardware

Technically my job is to report, not to preach, so for anyone wanting a cheap prebuilt games rig this Black Friday season: ta-daaaaaa. It’s a guide to the best early Black Friday deals on desktop gaming PCs!

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꧁❦༺vdATZ༻❦꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/wordles-getting-a-bossCJ WheelerTue, 08 Nov 2022 12:58:03 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/wordles-getting-a-bossbrowser gamesPuzzlenew york timesQuiz/TriviaFree-to-playWordle

World-straddling behemoth of a guessing game Wordle has welcomed its own overlord this week in the form of an editor. The New York Times have announced that Tracy Bennett is now in charge of curating the word list for the puzzle game, which was acquired by the newspaper back in January. Wordle will be programmed and tested just like the NYT’s Spelling Bee and Crossword.

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꧁༺༽༾ཊZQAvPཏ༿༼༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/gears-of-war-movie-and-animated-series-surface-at-netflixCJ WheelerTue, 08 Nov 2022 12:12:08 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/gears-of-war-movie-and-animated-series-surface-at-netflixThe CoalitionNetflixBlockbusterFPS/ShooterStory RichMicrosoft StudiosGears of WarMoviesScience FictionAction Adventure

Get your chainsaw guns, body armour and chin-fluff at the ready, because the unstoppable assault of Netflix video game adaptations has found a new target. The Coalition’s Gears Of War series of beefy blastermen fending off equally beefy aliens is coming to the red streaming service at some indefinite point in the future, it’s been revealed. Netflix say they’re working together with The Coalition on producing both the movie and animation.

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༺❦SOtFe❦༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/2023s-call-of-duty-will-be-a-full-premium-release-whatever-that-meansCJ WheelerTue, 08 Nov 2022 11:12:57 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/2023s-call-of-duty-will-be-a-full-premium-release-whatever-that-meansHistoricalCall of Duty: Modern Warfare II (2022)ActivisionInfinity WardBlockbusterFPS/ShooterStory Rich

Activision have not-so-clarified that next year’s annual Call Of Duty release will be a “full premium” one. The shotgun blast of marketing speak erupted from the company’s third quarter earnings results for the year, setting off car alarms, shattering glass, and triggering journalists’ Google Alerts. You can interpret “full premium release” to mean an actual game that costs $70, or an expansion packaged and sold during the ritually observed Call Of Duty release window. I choose to sit on the fence for the next 12 months, carefully raising one eyebrow so I don’t topple over.

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༺ཉི།vwJze།ཉྀ༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/how-to-say-goodbye-reviewRachel WattsTue, 08 Nov 2022 10:30:22 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/how-to-say-goodbye-reviewIndiescoveryARTE FrancePuzzleHow To Say GoodbyeWot I ThinkIndieFlorian VeltmanBaptiste Portefaix

How To Say Goodbye starts with someone dying. It’s not shocking or distressing; quite the opposite. The person died in a hospital bed surrounded by their closest friends and family, and after they've passed on the group begins to share stories and memories from when they were alive. Death isn’t always this calm and it isn’t always this peaceful, but on rare occasions it can be.

This is how developers Florian Veltman and Baptiste Portefaix have approached death in How To Say Goodbye, a cosy game that explores the topic with kindness and sensitivity. With its paper doll illustrations and pastel colour palette, it kinda feels like a children's pop-up book that teaches kids about grief. It’s not overly sweet or patronising, just a gentle game about a group of ghosts who discover how to mourn, how to accept their own death, and how to move on.

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꧁pOYGP꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/mass-effects-scrambled-n7-day-message-has-been-decodedCJ WheelerTue, 08 Nov 2022 10:21:19 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/mass-effects-scrambled-n7-day-message-has-been-decodedRPGMass EffectBioWareStory RichOpen WorldMass Effect 5Science FictionAction Adventure

If you’re a Mass Effect aficionado then you’d definitely have been aware that yesterday was the annual N7 Day celebration of the series. You probably also noticed that BioWare shared some concept art of an in-construction mass relay from the next Mass Effect game, along with a snippet of jumbled audio for people to download. Enterprising Shepard stans set to work cleaning up the noise to see if anything meaningful was held within and, lo and behold, there was a short message from everyone’s favourite asari scientist Liara T’Soni.

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꧁biFFa꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/beef-up-an-old-laptop-with-this-480gb-ssd-for-less-than-25Will JuddMon, 07 Nov 2022 22:24:27 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/beef-up-an-old-laptop-with-this-480gb-ssd-for-less-than-25PCSSDs

Ebay's TAKEIT10 code offers a 10% discount on a wide range of PC components and peripherals, but I was tickled by this deal on an Integral 480GB SSD, which brings this sizeable drive down to just £24.

That's a solid £5 below the price of the same drive on Amazon, and well into bargain buy territory for anyone that wants to cheaply and easily add more storage to their desktop or laptop. If you have any old laptops that are still running on hard drives, for example, then this could be an awesome low-cost upgrade!

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꧁gRgFX꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/get-the-elgato-stream-deck-for-50-off-todayWill JuddMon, 07 Nov 2022 22:09:09 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/get-the-elgato-stream-deck-for-50-off-todayPCElgatoelgato stream deck

If you're a streamer or a macro fiend, you've probably have heard of Elgato's Stream Deck. This little gadget has a simple premise: fifteen customisable keys, each with a little LCD screen behind it, that can be bound to accomplish a wide range of things from scene switching in OBS and monitoring your computer's vitals to launching programs or muting your microphone. Normally the Stream Deck costs £150, but today it's down to £90 at Amazon UK.

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༺ཉི།Gcioh།ཉྀ༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/have-you-played-counter-strike-global-offensive-1Ed ThornMon, 07 Nov 2022 17:30:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/have-you-played-counter-strike-global-offensive-1FPS/ShooterHave You PlayedCounter-Strike: Global OffensiveValve

Compared to many of the latest FPS offerings out there, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a fossil. It's such a simplistic looking game, right? A bit bland and archaic, lacking that colour and pop that the likes of Apex Legends and Valorant possess. But to pass it off as dull and basic is to do the game a disservice, as it's more refined than basically any of its competitors.

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꧁❀NAhMv❀꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/are-there-any-games-that-would-be-a-good-immersive-experienceAlice BellMon, 07 Nov 2022 17:20:33 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/are-there-any-games-that-would-be-a-good-immersive-experienceIndieBlockbusterSupporters only

I, like many people I know these days, will only watch a YouTube video if it's either less than 5 minutes or more than an hour long. YouTube evolved a while ago into a platform for long-form video essays, and I for one am happy about it. Even better: Jenny Nicholson just released an almost four hour video on an uncompleted attraction in Utah called Evermore. Evermore is a sort of theme park-slash-immersive-theatre that appears to have been beset both by uncontrollable world events and bad management, but I still want to go because it looks pretty fun(ny).

I did think about what games I would like to become immersive experience theme parks in this kind of vein, though, and I gotta say... I'm coming up empty.

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꧁༺༽༾ཊwyeZJཏ༿༼༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/ultimate-audio-bang-podcast-what-makes-a-good-call-of-duty-campaignEd ThornMon, 07 Nov 2022 17:00:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/ultimate-audio-bang-podcast-what-makes-a-good-call-of-duty-campaignCall of Duty: Modern Warfare II (2022)ActivisionInfinity WardFPS/ShooterPodcastUltimate Audio Bang

On this week's episode of the Ultimate Audio Bang, we give our verdict on Modern Warfare 2 and its grab bag of a campaign.

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꧁❀RElrZ❀꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/free-dead-cells-update-adds-goodies-based-on-hotline-miami-slay-the-spire-and-moreCJ WheelerMon, 07 Nov 2022 16:40:49 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/free-dead-cells-update-adds-goodies-based-on-hotline-miami-slay-the-spire-and-moreEvil EmpireKatana ZEROShovel KnightDead CellsHotline MiamiPlatformerRoguelikeSlay the SpireTerrariaMotion TwinRisk of Rain 2FantasyAction Adventure

Fantasy roguelike Dead Cells is being invaded by indies again. Weapons and outfits from six games are making their way into the game with today's free Everone Is Here 2 update: Terraria, Hotline Miami, Shovel Knight, Slay The Spire, Risk Of Rain 2, and Katana Zero. There’s also new lore rooms based on locations from these games, which is where you’ll find the weapons stored. You can watch some of the costumes and weapons in action in the trailer below.

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꧁༺༽༾ཊuWJNtཏ༿༼༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/this-stranger-things-vr-game-turns-you-into-vecna-to-take-your-revengeCJ WheelerMon, 07 Nov 2022 15:54:33 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/this-stranger-things-vr-game-turns-you-into-vecna-to-take-your-revengeHorrorTender ClawsVRStranger Things VRNetflixStranger ThingsScience FictionAction Adventure

Ever fancied becoming the bad guy? Well, a new Stranger Things VR game that mixes psychological horror with action is coming from creative studio Tender Claws in 2023, and it casts you as telekinetic monstrosity Vecna. The game’s been commissioned by Netflix, with the series writers involved in creating it. I’m not sure exactly how involved they are, but the trailer is suitably Stranger Things enough that it’s not that big a deal if they just looked at it and went “Yes, fine.” You can watch it for yourself below. 

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꧁༺△bjxmB△༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2-multiplayer-reviewEd ThornMon, 07 Nov 2022 15:30:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2-multiplayer-reviewCall of Duty: Modern Warfare II (2022)Wot I ThinkInfinity WardFPS/ShooterActivision Blizzard

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer - not including Warzone 2.0 - brings out the best of COD's excellent gunplay on an array of colourful maps that largely deliver. And it tones down the pace of movement too, making for a measured experience that certainly rewards speed, but doesn't make it an athletics competition.

And while the game's multiplayer is a slick refinement of what's come before, its gun unlock process is messy and excessive, even if it offers plenty of options for all types of player. Oh, and make sure you've got the game installed on an SSD...

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꧁༺LaSxr༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/black-friday-gaming-keyboard-dealsJames ArcherMon, 07 Nov 2022 14:59:09 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/black-friday-gaming-keyboard-dealsPC Gaming DealsHardwareGaming Keyboards

Black Friday can always be relied upon to take the pain out of a new keyboard purchase. I’ve only been keeping track in a very general sense but it does feel like non-sale prices, especially on mechanical keyboards, have been creeping upwards. If you are in the market, you could thefore find, say, a list of the best early Black Friday gaming keyboard deals very useful indeed. Hey, here's one.

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꧁❦༺Zaluf༻❦꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/time-travelling-bite-sized-fps-chop-goblins-is-the-next-game-from-dusks-devCJ WheelerMon, 07 Nov 2022 14:37:38 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/time-travelling-bite-sized-fps-chop-goblins-is-the-next-game-from-dusks-devHistoricalHorrorDavid SzymanskiFPS/ShooterChop GoblinsIndie

I don’t know about you, but a hectic working and family schedule means my time for games is way more limited than it used to be. That’s why I’m intrigued by Chop Goblins, a “microshooter” from Dusk and Gloomwood developer David Szymanski that’s coming to Steam on January 2nd, 2023. Szymanski says Chop Goblins’ campaign can be finished within a single sitting of around 30 minutes. Appropriately enough, it’s all about time travel.

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༺ཉི།GWtuy།ཉྀ༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/battlefield-1-is-in-steams-top-ten-bestsellers-six-years-after-releaseCJ WheelerMon, 07 Nov 2022 13:01:29 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/battlefield-1-is-in-steams-top-ten-bestsellers-six-years-after-releaseDiceBattlefield 2042Battlefield 1Electronic Arts

There’s a war going on between instalments in the Battlefield series, and it looks like Battlefield 1 is coming out on top for now. The World War One FPS has been spotted nestled in Steam’s top ten best-selling games rankings (thanks, Emopulse), although it's since slipped out again. Battlefield 1’s also set a record over the weekend for its all-time highest concurrent player numbers, reaching more than 50,000 players in the past 24 hours. I say, tip top.

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༄༊cNIWn࿐Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/screenshot-saturday-mondays-infinite-trains-and-tactical-mechaAlice O'ConnorMon, 07 Nov 2022 12:49:31 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/screenshot-saturday-mondays-infinite-trains-and-tactical-mechaScreenshot Saturday MondaysIndieIndiescoveryScreenshot Saturday

Every weekend, indie devs show off current work on Twitter's #screenshotsaturday tag. And every Monday, I bring you a selection of these snaps and clips. This week, my eye has been caught by tactical mecha action, a spinny shotgun, and honestly a good number of games and things which I don't entirely understand—a mood I'm always here for. Check 'em out!

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꧁❦༺MQXhL༻❦꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/diablo-4-claimed-to-be-launching-in-april-2023CJ WheelerMon, 07 Nov 2022 11:46:14 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/diablo-4-claimed-to-be-launching-in-april-2023RPGBlizzard EntertainmentHorrorThe Game Awards 2022Activision BlizzardDiablo IVFantasyAction Adventure

Fresh hell could arrive in April 2023 in the form of a Diablo 4 launch, if new rumours are accurate. Windows Central and the XboxEra podcast both say they’ve heard the release window from sources. That’s not all, as details of the fantasy action RPG’s release could be announced on December 8th at The Game Awards, according to both sets of sources. These include pre-orders opening during the show, and a February 2023 open beta.

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ༀ꧁꫞friwK꫞꧂ༀRock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/someones-putting-the-bible-on-steam-and-theyre-adding-achievementsCJ WheelerMon, 07 Nov 2022 10:53:21 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/someones-putting-the-bible-on-steam-and-theyre-adding-achievementsSteamEducationalIndieQuiz/TriviaStory RichBible GamesThe Bible

It’s nearly the end of the year, a time when many a person's thoughts turn to the birth of Jesus Christ (along with whether or not they’re getting FIFA 23 on Christmas morning). Forget about other games for the moment though, because one developer’s bringing The Bible itself to Steam. The appropriately named Bible Games are releasing a fully voiced version of the good book on November 14th, complete with trivia quizzes to check your biblical knowledge. You can watch the surprisingly dramatic trailer below.

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꧁❀vBhAb❀꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/the-sunday-papers-656Ed ThornSun, 06 Nov 2022 11:00:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/the-sunday-papers-656IndieThe Sunday PapersBlockbuster

Sundays are for leaving your controller on a hard surface while you pop out to do something quickly, but then it vibrates and makes a horrible, terrifying noise. Before you rush back, let's read this week's best writing about games (and game related things).

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╲⎝⧹qSiFo⧸⎠╱Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/ace-attorney-creators-ghost-trick-could-be-heading-to-pcGraham SmithSat, 05 Nov 2022 23:39:02 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/ace-attorney-creators-ghost-trick-could-be-heading-to-pcGhost Trick: Phantom DetectivePuzzleShu TakumiCapcomStory Rich

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective was released for Nintendo DS in 2010. It was a linear detective game written and directed by Shu Takumi, the creator of the the Phoenix Wright series, and it has you solving puzzles - and avoiding murders - by possessing objects and corpses.

It's just been rated for a PC release in Korea.

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꧁❀tCxJc❀꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/final-fantasy-16s-producer-said-every-wrong-thing-when-asked-about-the-games-diversityGraham SmithSat, 05 Nov 2022 23:05:36 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/final-fantasy-16s-producer-said-every-wrong-thing-when-asked-about-the-games-diversityFinal Fantasy XVIJRPGBlockbusterSquare EnixAction Adventure

In a sprawling interview with IGN, Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida addressed the lack of apparent racial diversity in the game's trailers. "This is a difficult question, but not one that was unexpected," said Yoshida, before standing immediately upon every rake in front of him.

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༺ཉི།hjTQm།ཉྀ༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/warren-spector-is-making-a-multiplayer-immersive-simGraham SmithSat, 05 Nov 2022 22:12:20 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/warren-spector-is-making-a-multiplayer-immersive-simArgos: Riders On The StormWarren SpectorOtherSide EntertainmentSimulationStealthFantasy

Warren Spector has been talking about his studio's next game, Argos: Riders On The Storm. In the broadest possible terms, at least. In a brief interview with IGN, Spector says that Argos is multiplayer and "the next step in immersive sims."

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꧁༺△pdgde△༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/overwatch-2s-new-hero-is-ramattra-a-shape-shifting-omnic-tankGraham SmithSat, 05 Nov 2022 21:21:33 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/overwatch-2s-new-hero-is-ramattra-a-shape-shifting-omnic-tankFPS/ShooterBlizzard EntertainmentOverwatch 2Blockbuster

Overwatch 2's next hero was introduced during last night's Overwatch League Grand Finals, as planned. It's Ramattra, an Omnic war machine and Tank class hero who can shift between two different styles of fighting. There's an origin trailer and more details below.

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꧁❀aFrpQ❀꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/what-are-we-all-playing-this-weekend-214Alice O'ConnorSat, 05 Nov 2022 09:00:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/what-are-we-all-playing-this-weekend-214IndieBlockbusterPlaying This Weekend

If we're to have some sort of National Video Game Day in the UK—and I assume industry bodies will one day attempt to make it happen—we should have it on November 5th to run alongside Bonfire Night. Explosions, colours, people going "ooh" and "ahh", teenagers running amok and threatening people, some sort of message that's broadly ignored or forgotten... it's a perfect match. But which video games are you playing to go with the outside explosions? Here's what we're clicking on!

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꧁❦༺YJtlA༻❦꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/little-inferno-is-getting-dlc-ten-years-after-its-initial-releaseGraham SmithFri, 04 Nov 2022 21:48:29 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/little-inferno-is-getting-dlc-ten-years-after-its-initial-releaseIndieLittle InfernoSimulationTomorrow Corporation

It's been almost exactly ten years since Little Inferno released and now it's getting an expansion. Little Inferno: Ho Ho Holiday is a Christmas-themed DLC which adds a new story and 20 new items to throw in your fireplace. It will launch on November 18th, but there's a reveal trailer below.

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༺ཌༀrCQXOༀད༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/the-sims-4-will-let-you-clutter-your-house-with-junk-next-week-just-like-your-real-oneGraham SmithFri, 04 Nov 2022 21:24:27 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/the-sims-4-will-let-you-clutter-your-house-with-junk-next-week-just-like-your-real-oneManagementEASimulationThe Sims 4EA Maxis

The Sims 4 is getting two new pieces of DLC next week on November 10th. The Pastel Pop Kit includes colourful '60s-inspired home decor, while the Everyday Clutter Kit will let you pepper your Sims house with the kind of junk that litters your real one.

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༺ཉི།ZGydx།ཉྀ༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/have-you-played-monster-promRebecca JonesFri, 04 Nov 2022 21:00:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/have-you-played-monster-promPartyBeautiful GlitchIndieStory RichMonster PromRomanceHave You PlayedThose Awesome GuysVisual Novel & Dating

I can't remember now if it was Monster Prom or Dream Daddy that introduced me to the dating sim genre, but Monster Prom was definitely my first dating sim hybrid, a sub-genre I'm now more than a bit obsessed with. Other favourite examples of mine include last year's Boyfriend Dungeon (a dating sim and dungeon crawler), Max Gentlemen: Sexy Business (a dating and business sim), and HuniePop (a dating sim and match-3 puzzle game). Monster Prom is a dating sim and competitive multiplayer party game, where up to four players vie to romance attractive monsters and invite them to the school dance.

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༺❦AATbH❦༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/square-enixs-take-on-the-farming-rpg-is-out-nowGraham SmithFri, 04 Nov 2022 20:59:03 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/square-enixs-take-on-the-farming-rpg-is-out-nowJRPGSurvival & CraftingHarvestellaFantasySquare EnixAction Adventure

Harvestella, Square Enix's swing at the farm 'em up, is out now. It bundles crop management together with monsters to biff in a fantasy world where a new season called Quietus is muscling in like an extra mean version of winter. You'll find a launch trailer below.

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꧁༺๑arDev๑༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/blood-bowl-3-will-finally-release-in-february-next-yearGraham SmithFri, 04 Nov 2022 20:32:25 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/blood-bowl-3-will-finally-release-in-february-next-yearRPGCyanide StudioNaconFantasyBlood Bowl 3Strategy

Blood Bowl 3 had originally intended to touchdown sometime in 2021, then slipped into 2022. Its release date has now been announced and it's a little later, still. The turn-based death sport will return on February 23rd, 2023. There's a brief release date trailer below.

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༺ཌༀECyhPༀད༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/creative-spaceship-manager-stardeus-is-more-novel-than-it-looksSin VegaFri, 04 Nov 2022 17:00:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/creative-spaceship-manager-stardeus-is-more-novel-than-it-looksIndieIndiescoverySupporters onlyScout Report

The coming release of Dwarf Fortress But For Humans may be making many colony/management sim devs nervous, but Stardeus ought to find some room for itself anyway.

RimWorld is the more direct influence, really. Instead of a planet's surface, your little blobby torso people are stuck on a spaceship, which you need to rebuild around them using a fleet of robots as they gradually wake up from stasis. If you know the genre well, it will be reminiscent of several games, but its balance of survival, management, and creative building makes for a refreshingly forgiving experience at the current default settings.

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༺❦QAFOr❦༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/new-the-devil-in-me-trailer-introduces-all-the-characters-wholl-die-horriblyCJ WheelerFri, 04 Nov 2022 16:36:02 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/new-the-devil-in-me-trailer-introduces-all-the-characters-wholl-die-horriblyPartyHorrorThe Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in MeBandai NamcoSupermassive GamesStory RichThe Dark Pictures AnthologyMystery

Horror series The Dark Pictures Anthology is drawing its first season to a close with the arrival of supernaturally bereft slasher The Devil In Me on November 18th, and a new trailer lets us meet all the cheerful faces we’ll undoubtedly see brutally murdered at some point. Handily, it’s made me realise that Paul Kaye – known for his Game Of Thrones role as resurrectionist Thoros of Myr, and for being mortally annoying as Dennis Pennis in the Nineties – is playing shock doc director Charlie. Kaye’s nonchalant accent seems like a great fit, as you’ll see in the trailer below.

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ༀ꧁꫞EDRkY꫞꧂ༀRock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/halo-infinite-to-gain-ray-tracing-with-season-3-in-2023CJ WheelerFri, 04 Nov 2022 15:38:09 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/halo-infinite-to-gain-ray-tracing-with-season-3-in-2023Microsoft343 IndustriesFPS/ShooterHalo InfiniteRay TracingStory RichAMDOpen WorldScience Fiction

Players of 343 Industries’ futuristic open-world shooter Halo Infinite will be able to bask in the glow of ray traced graphics when the game’s season 3 arrives next year. The inclusion was announced at AMD’s recent, horrifically named AMD Presents:together we advance_gaming livestream, where the company showed off their latest Radeon RX graphics cards. Season 3 of Halo Infinite is expected to launch on March 7th, 2023.

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꧁❀KJsWk❀꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/triangle-strategy-is-more-cutscene-than-combat-but-it-modernises-tactics-ogre-in-all-the-right-waysKatharine CastleFri, 04 Nov 2022 15:30:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/triangle-strategy-is-more-cutscene-than-combat-but-it-modernises-tactics-ogre-in-all-the-right-waysRPGTactics Ogre RebornArtdinkSteam DeckTriangle StrategyStory RichSupporters onlyStrategySquare Enix

It's been an interesting exercise playing Triangle Strategy and Tactics Ogre: Reborn in quick succession lately. I've now played both Square Enix strategy RPGs for around six hours apiece now - starting with Tactics Ogre for my preview the other week, and following it up with a Triangle-shaped chaser. I didn't have any history with either game before now, but it's become increasingly apparent that they're effectively cut from the same tile-based cloth. And I mean, exactly the same. They're so similar, in fact, that it's kinda hilarious Square are releasing them so close together on PC, with Tactics Ogre's release on November 11th following little more than a month after Triangle Strategy.

At the same time, though, their approach to story-telling couldn't be more different, and comparing and contrasting them like this one after the other has been both fun and enlightening. Triangle Strategy, for example, is about 80% cutscene, 20% fighting for its first six hours, while Tactics Ogre is pretty much the opposite. And yet… I think I sort of prefer Triangle Strategy? Let me explain.

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༺❦HdAaF❦༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/wo-long-fallen-dynasty-is-a-soulslike-that-feeds-aggression-with-rhythmic-combat-and-revengeEd ThornFri, 04 Nov 2022 14:00:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/wo-long-fallen-dynasty-is-a-soulslike-that-feeds-aggression-with-rhythmic-combat-and-revengeRPGWo Long: Fallen DynastyTeam NinjaPreviewKoei TecmoAction Adventure

When Team Ninja's Soulslike action-RPG Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty was announced not long ago, I thought: "Wow, that looks like my sort of jam". A PS5 demo came out and I only got to spend all of five minutes with it before life got in the way. I never got to truly taste the jam, which was quite sad. So, colour me very excited when I got to spend a good couple of hours battling through two short hands-on demos. I got battered by a big pig, prickled to death by a massive porcupine, and aggressively mauled by a large tiger. And I'd say I had a whale of a time. There was no killer whale in the demo, but I wouldn't count it out for the full release.

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꧁༺๑aOQJi๑༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/overwatch-2-will-reveal-a-new-hero-at-todays-overwatch-league-grand-finalsCJ WheelerFri, 04 Nov 2022 13:58:07 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/overwatch-2-will-reveal-a-new-hero-at-todays-overwatch-league-grand-finalsOverwatchFPS/ShooterScience FictionStory RichActivision BlizzardFree-to-playOverwatch 2Blizzard EntertainmentMOBA

There’s not long to wait until we find out who the next hero coming to Overwatch 2 will be, as Blizzard have revealed they’ll be announcing the character during the Overwatch League Grand Finals. They’re due to air tonight, November 4th, in the US, and in the early hours of tomorrow morning for people on the other side of the Atlantic. That leaves enough time to place your bets on who it’ll turn out to be.

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╲⎝⧹SSLZX⧸⎠╱Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/amd-radeon-rx-7000-series-price-specs-release-dateJames ArcherFri, 04 Nov 2022 12:26:18 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/amd-radeon-rx-7000-series-price-specs-release-dateGraphics CardsHardwareFSRAMD

We finally have AMD’s answer to the Nvida RTX 40 series: the Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX, the red team’s first graphics cards build on the RDNA 3 architecture. These are both high-end GPUs, set to cost $899 and $999 respectively when they release on December 13th, but you’ll note those prices are oodles cheaper than the £1269 / $1199 RTX 4080 and the £1679 / $1599 RTX 4090.

They’re also structurally distinct from the current Radeon RX 6000 cards to an extent that, frankly, is quite surprising to see from AMD GPUs. RDNA 3 uses a Ryzen CPU-inspired chiplet design, where the GPU is split up into different sections, and the new media engine is engineered for the 4K gaming monitors of the future as much as it is for current PC hardware.

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༺ཌༀnfEaVༀད༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/warhammer-vermintide-2-is-free-to-keep-from-steam-over-the-weekendCJ WheelerFri, 04 Nov 2022 12:18:55 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/warhammer-vermintide-2-is-free-to-keep-from-steam-over-the-weekendWarhammer: Vermintide 2FPS/ShooterFatsharkFantasyAction Adventure

Devs Fatshark are making their co-op fantasy action game Warhamer: Vermintide 2 permanently free to keep if you grab it on Steam by November 7th. The freebie is part of a month-long 7 Years Of ‘Tide celebration marking the release of the original Vermintide, and finishing up with the launch of Fatshark’s Warhammer 40,000: Darktide on November 30th. There’s also a free update coming to Vermintide 2, Trail Of Treachery, on November 8th. You can watch the trailer for that below.

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꧁❀KAqSQ❀꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/marvel-snaps-getting-a-pvp-battle-mode-before-the-end-of-2022CJ WheelerFri, 04 Nov 2022 11:14:06 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/marvel-snaps-getting-a-pvp-battle-mode-before-the-end-of-2022NuverseMarvel SnapCCGMarvelSecond Dinner

Comic book card battler Marvel Snap is adding a two-player battle mode by the close of the year. Developers Second Dinner told the Washington Post that an update to the free to play PC and mobile game that pits superpowered heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe against each other would be landing before 2023 begins. That’s cool and all, but if you’ve got thirty seconds then do yourself a favour and watch the virtually superhero-free Japanese trailer for Marvel Snap below, too.

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꧁༺mhMCq༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/vampire-survivors-reviewMatt CoxFri, 04 Nov 2022 09:54:40 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/vampire-survivors-reviewRoguelikeponcleVampire SurvivorsWot I ThinkFantasyAction Adventure

Vampire Survivors is morish. Pulsating lights stretch in a vertical column from the top to the bottom of my screen, scattering into deadly particles like notes played on an accordion of cosmic destruction. Fireworks burst in every corner, thanks to the evolved version of my diamond-spewing runetracer weapon that’s now called ‘NO FUTURE’. Monsters go pop by their thousands. Flaming meteors still abound.

Vampire Survivors is an arcade-style survivathon about weaving through fields of enemies as your weapons automatically obliterate the oncoming hordes. It’s still about collecting upgrades until you’re the locus of an unstoppable death machine, and now that it’s left early access that death machine comes in more colours and more flavours. There are new maps to conquer, new characters to conquer with, and new secrets to uncover. If you haven’t played since the early access launch then yes, it’s worth checking out the new stuff. If you haven’t played at all, then God yes, please check out all the stuff. Or like, most of it.

Vampire Survivors is still morish. Up to a point.

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༄༊EVuGp࿐Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/samsungs-odyssey-g5-1440p-144hz-monitor-is-just-180-at-currys-with-this-codeWill JuddThu, 03 Nov 2022 23:14:33 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/samsungs-odyssey-g5-1440p-144hz-monitor-is-just-180-at-currys-with-this-codePCSamsung ElectronicsMonitors

The Samsung Odyssey G5 is a great value 1440p 144Hz gaming monitor, and today it's even better value than normal thanks to a price drop and discount code at Currys in the UK. This monitor costs £209 at Amazon UK right now, but it's a solid £30 less at Currys when you use code FNDDGAMING at the checkout - neat.

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꧁༺༽༾ཊfBIAmཏ༿༼༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/the-super-efficient-ryzen-5-5600x-is-down-to-170Will JuddThu, 03 Nov 2022 23:04:10 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/the-super-efficient-ryzen-5-5600x-is-down-to-170PCRyzenCPUAMD

AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X processor is the pick of the litter when it comes to value for money - perhaps excepting the slightly cheaper 5600 - and today it's down to £170, a full £110 off its UK RRP. While Ryzen 7000 offers better performance, it also comes with steeper requirements - like DDR5 RAM, a 600-series motherboard and a much bigger budget. Here's why we rate this particular CPU at this discounted price.

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꧁❀aCWvj❀꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/every-indie-game-shown-at-day-of-the-devs-digital-showcase-november-2022Rachel WattsThu, 03 Nov 2022 18:22:18 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/every-indie-game-shown-at-day-of-the-devs-digital-showcase-november-2022Escape AcademySurmountFrog Detective 3: Corruption at Cowboy CountySamurai ZeroThirsty SuitorsDead Pets UnleashedSea of StarsEvolutis: DualitySlime HeroesAtari 50: The Anniversary CelebrationMina the HollowerSunshine ShuffleSnufkin: Melody of MoominvalleyColossal Cave 3D AdventureGunbrellaWhat the Bat?Terra Nil

Day Of The Devs is back for round two, with even more indie games for you to wishlist and ogle at. Back in June for Summer Game Fest, 15 games were given the showcase's coveted spotlight, and now a couple of months on Tim Schfer and his crew have given another group of indies the attention they deserve. That’s a lot of games! It’s also the showcase’s 10th anniversary so let's all pop our party poppers and jump right into the indie list.

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༺ཌༀszgXAༀད༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/have-you-played-rainy-seasonKatharine CastleThu, 03 Nov 2022 17:00:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/have-you-played-rainy-seasonIndiescoveryIndieStory RichInasa FujioRainy SeasonHave You Played

Rainy Season is a game that speaks to that universal feeling of having your plans scuppered by inclement weather. We've all been there at some point in our lives, painstakingly planning a grand day out only for it to absolutely tip it down on the day in question - and for the boy in Inasa Fujio's hour-long narrative game, it's a trip to the local theme park during his summer holidays that gets rained off.

Unfortunately, his mum (sensibly) decides against taking him and his brother out in the oncoming storm, so now he's got to face a day stuck inside his grandma's house instead. FUN. Turns out, though, that there are still plenty of memories to be made in this small, cluttered space. All you need is a little imagination.

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꧁༺cYJae༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/skyrim-mod-makes-mace-out-of-a-maceCJ WheelerThu, 03 Nov 2022 16:46:25 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/skyrim-mod-makes-mace-out-of-a-maceRPGBethesda SoftworksStory RichModsOpen WorldFantasyThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

It’s fair to say that melee combat’s a crucial part of Bethesda’s ageing but beloved fantasy RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Flailing wildly at enemies with a big sword, axe, or warhammer, jostling them about with your implement of doom like armour-clad sausages frying in a pan, never seems to get old. What if you could do that while being more ethically sound, in a non-lethal way? Hold onto your butts because vanilla Skyrim modder drumfire has come up with the solution. It’s a mace that’s, well, Mace.

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༺❦uktZM❦༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/the-electronic-wireless-show-podcast-episode-206-the-most-relatable-characters-in-gamesAlice BellThu, 03 Nov 2022 16:00:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/the-electronic-wireless-show-podcast-episode-206-the-most-relatable-characters-in-games#FatBloodBlockbusterIndieThe RPS Electronic Wireless show#ShergarsHeartSquad#BigOatsPodcast

Following our Halloween special last week, The Electronic Wireless Show podcast today moves away from the monstrous to the relatable (which in our case does not preclude monstrosity). We talk about the characters that we relate to most, and also I find a way to mention Saturnalia again. Tune in next week to see if I can keep up my streak!

Matthew being away this week means that Nate takes on the role of the anti-Matthew, and we speculate about which games we think Matthew would probably find relatable. For myself and Nate the themes include sadness and drudgery. But there's good news, because Nate has remembered to make me a Cavern Of Lies this week! Hooray!

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╲⎝⧹XkMWL⧸⎠╱Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/black-friday-gaming-mouse-dealsJames ArcherThu, 03 Nov 2022 15:30:29 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/black-friday-gaming-mouse-dealsPC Gaming DealsBlack FridayHardwareGaming Mice

Gaming mice love a Black Friday sale, they do. Every November there’s a glut of discounted peripherals, and not just the sad plastic lumps that retailers won’t be able to sell otherwise – we’re talking real quality desk rats. This guide to the best early Black Friday gaming mouse deals confirms as much, as even with the big day itself not until the 25th, loads of new and old favourites are available with substantial savings.

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꧁༺๑jiMwl๑༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/rocket-bot-royale-is-the-perfect-game-to-play-while-queuing-for-other-gamesOllie TomsThu, 03 Nov 2022 15:30:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/rocket-bot-royale-is-the-perfect-game-to-play-while-queuing-for-other-gamesIndiescoveryPlatformerBattle RoyaleFree-to-playSupporters onlyWinterpixel GamesRocket Bot Royale

I've been playing an awful lot of Overwatch 2 recently. As you'll know if you've played either of Blizzard's near-identical hero shooters, Overwatch 2 lets you queue up for a match as a particular hero role, which ensures balanced team compositions but also can mean a wait of several minutes before you get into a match. Cue me scouring my Steam Library a few days ago for a quick little time-waster to fill those gaps. And after a few failed attempts, I discovered it. Or, more accurately, rediscovered it.

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꧁༺༽༾ཊtsrNjཏ༿༼༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/dont-worry-youll-be-able-to-read-pentiments-dialogue-without-being-a-manuscript-expertCJ WheelerThu, 03 Nov 2022 15:23:47 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/dont-worry-youll-be-able-to-read-pentiments-dialogue-without-being-a-manuscript-expertHistoricalPuzzlePentimentPoint and ClickObsidian EntertainmentStory RichMystery

I don’t know about you, but I’m not very good at reading Ye Olde Ynglishe. The letters are all curly, and my vision’s already a bit rubbish to begin with. Like a lot of specialised fonts, I find calligraphy awkward to read at best and virtually illegible at worst. That’s why I always appreciate when games make an effort to make text as accessible as possible. Case in point: Obsidian’s upcoming medieval mystery, Pentiment, which has an option to swtich to easy to read fonts baked in. Verily, thou hast mine thanks.

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꧁༺△rLxWt△༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/retro-survival-horror-heartworms-demo-has-a-great-safe-roomAlice O'ConnorThu, 03 Nov 2022 15:14:58 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/retro-survival-horror-heartworms-demo-has-a-great-safe-roomIndiescoveryHeartwormHorrorIndieDemo

If our glowing Signalis review has you hungry for more retro-styled survival horror, do also check out the new demo for Heartworm. Inspired by classics like Resident Evil and Silent Hill, Heartworm is neat even before you learn it's almost entirely made by one person. It offers good times exploring a spooky house, bad times possibly trapped inside a neighbourhood in a VHS tape, and a very cosy time hanging out in the safe room. It is a lovely safe room.

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꧁༺CvTlV༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/the-chant-reviewAlice BellThu, 03 Nov 2022 13:46:17 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/the-chant-reviewIndiescoveryHorrorBrass TokenWot I ThinkIndieThe ChantPrime Matter

Only last week I was praising games that wanna be weird, and as such I must commend the weirdness of The Chant, a third-person action adventure where a retreat akin to Jared Leto's definitely-not-a-cult finds itself crashing into a weird nightmare realm akin to the Upside Down from Stranger Things. The thing is, if anything I don't think it's weird enough. If you're going to do a game where the main character uses flaming witchhazel sticks to lash energy-crystal monsters with vagina-flower faces, my view is that you go hard or go home.

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꧁༺△OLPdS△༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/sherlock-holmes-the-awakened-trailer-shows-first-gameplay-from-the-lovecraft-mash-upCJ WheelerThu, 03 Nov 2022 12:58:42 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/sherlock-holmes-the-awakened-trailer-shows-first-gameplay-from-the-lovecraft-mash-upFrogwaresHorrorPuzzlePoint and ClickSherlock Holmes: The AwakenedStory RichSherlock Holmes: The Awakened (Remake)FantasyMysteryScience Fiction

It’s been a minute since we last saw anything from Frogwares’ kitbashed remake of their 2007 mystery horror game Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened. Now though, a new trailer gives a proper glimpse of what Holmes and Watson will be getting up to when they take on H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, once again for the very first time. Have a watch below, and try not to get lost in an ethereal netherworld inhabited by malevolent, sleeping gods.

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༺ཌༀཉིkZcQZ༃ༀད༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/google-play-games-beta-for-windows-expands-to-the-us-and-seven-more-countriesCJ WheelerThu, 03 Nov 2022 12:03:35 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/google-play-games-beta-for-windows-expands-to-the-us-and-seven-more-countriesArcadeKids & FamilyIndieGoogleGoogle Play

Internet jupiter-brains Google have popped another eight countries on the eligibility list for their Google Play Games beta for Windows. PC owners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore can now play their Android games on their desktop or laptop. It’s not exactly a replacement for the Google Stadia streaming service that’s shutting down in January, but if you play a lot of Android games on your phone, tablet, or Chromebook then at least it’s an option.

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༺❦hsNLr❦༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/hitman-3-goes-fairy-tale-with-novembers-three-little-pigs-escalation-contractCJ WheelerThu, 03 Nov 2022 11:25:48 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/hitman-3-goes-fairy-tale-with-novembers-three-little-pigs-escalation-contractHitmanSandboxHitman 3Story RichHitman 2StealthIO Interactive

Good ol’ Ian Hitman is still assassinating away in Hitman 3’s second year of extra stuff to do, and he’s getting ready to huff, puff, and blow some targets away on November 10th. IO Interactive shared their roadmap for what’s ahead this month in Hitman 3, with a new escalation contract that takes its inspiration from one of my kids’ favourite stories, the Three Little Pigs. You can catch up on what’s in store for Ian this month by watching the video below.

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༺❦ANGCY❦༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2s-ranked-play-wont-be-live-until-2023CJ WheelerThu, 03 Nov 2022 10:26:29 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2s-ranked-play-wont-be-live-until-2023Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (2022)HistoricalBlockbusterCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarFPS/ShooterStory RichActivision BlizzardBlizzard EntertainmentCall of Duty: Vanguard

If you’ve finished Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s campaign and feel eager to work your way up the echelons of multiplayer then you’ll have to wait until 2023. That’s when Call Of Duty: Black Ops developers Treyarch will be delivering the military shooter’s ranked play, although there’s no more intel on when exactly we’ll be able to dolphin-dive in. The window for ranked play’s arrival was tweeted by Treyarch alongside some more things to expect from Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer, such as competitive modes, a Top 250 leaderboard, and visible skill ratings.

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༺❦uNRCm❦༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/ghost-song-reviewKatharine CastleThu, 03 Nov 2022 10:00:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/ghost-song-reviewIndiescoveryGhost SongOld MoonWot I ThinkIndieHumble GamesMetroidvaniaAction Adventure

Ghost Song is a 2D Metroid-like that's always a feast for the eyes, but a frequent frustration for your head and hands. Its gorgeous art direction depicts a vibrant alien world that bubbles and throbs with bio-mechanical life, where spore clouds and fleshy organic tunnels live side by side with floating metal skulls and impenetrable thickets of wires and cables. It's a fascinating place that seems to morph and change with every passing map segment, calling to mind the animated techno gunge of Akira and Metropolis one minute, and the flowering brilliance of Alex Garland's Annihilation the next. Its roots sink deep, creating a world you'll want to explore every last nook and cranny of as you delve deeper into its underbelly to find out why you're here.

But Deadsuit, your android-like protagonist, makes for a slightly rusty-feeling companion at times, lacking the grace and elegance of Nintendo's Samus Aran, and the nimble dexterity of Team Cherry's nameless knight. It will tide you over until Silksong arrives, for sure, but it also never quite sings in the way you'd hope.

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༄༊uJeZj࿐Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/two-8gb-sticks-of-ddr4-3200-are-down-to-4864-at-cclWill JuddWed, 02 Nov 2022 20:59:41 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/two-8gb-sticks-of-ddr4-3200-are-down-to-4864-at-cclPCRAM

When it comes to DDR4 RAM, the market has decided that 3200MT/s CL16 is the perfect spec: noticeably faster than early DDR4-2133, 2400 and 2666, while being significantly cheaper than higher-end 3400, 3600 and 4000 kits. Normally you'd expect to pay around £60 for a 16GB dual-channel kit of DDR4 RAM hitting this spec, but today you can get a Kingston Fury Beast 16GB kit for just £48.64 at CCL in the UK.

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༺ཌༀཉིJVwdb༃ༀད༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/pick-up-an-msi-radeon-rx-6900-xt-for-699Will JuddWed, 02 Nov 2022 20:39:24 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/pick-up-an-msi-radeon-rx-6900-xt-for-699PCGraphics Cards

The Radeon RX 6900 XT has continued to go down in price, and now we've reached a new low-water mark: £700. That's £50 below the last time we wrote up an RX 6900 XT, and some £300 below its UK price in Great British Pounds.

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꧁༺△FaTID△༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/whats-better-feelies-or-rules-of-natureAlice O'ConnorWed, 02 Nov 2022 18:23:04 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/whats-better-feelies-or-rules-of-natureMetal Gear Rising: RevengeanceQuarantineBlockbusterIndieMechWarrior 2What's the best thing in video games?

Last time, you decided that parrying projectiles is better than a customisable horn honk, and I wholly agree. I adore my collections of GTA clown cars but it's no match. This week, we must choose between two slightly wistful things, one that's come and gone and one that's confined to a single game. And, ah, I cannot deny having been influenced by last week's vote for one of these options. What's better: feelies, or RULES OF NATURE? Vote now!

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༄༊eUXcH࿐Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/have-you-played-dota-2James ArcherWed, 02 Nov 2022 17:30:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/have-you-played-dota-2Have You PlayedValveDota 2

Because I have. Maybe too much. 2816.6 hours of Dota 2, according to Steam, and that doesn’t count the days I’ve spent flying out to watch more talented people play it in arenas. It’s easy to get lost in, is Dota, and not just in the bad ways – even after a series of crap matches, it’s so easy to sink further into its incredible depth, its neverending wizard fight nuances, that it could be hour number 2820 before coming back up for air.

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꧁༺△bwZAe△༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/hearthstone-gets-new-death-knight-class-in-its-march-of-the-lich-king-expansion-out-decemberCJ WheelerWed, 02 Nov 2022 16:32:04 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/hearthstone-gets-new-death-knight-class-in-its-march-of-the-lich-king-expansion-out-decemberFantasyHearthstoneStory RichFree-to-playCard GamesBlizzard Entertainment

The malevolent Lich King is returning to Blizzard’s free to play Warcraft-themed CCG Hearthstone again on December 6th, in the March Of The Lich King expansion. The update adds another 145 cards to the game and introduces the new Death Knight class. Cower from the Lich King’s icy wrath while you watch the trailer below.

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꧁❀GTego❀꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/how-will-soulslikes-evolve-now-that-elden-ring-has-set-the-standardEd ThornWed, 02 Nov 2022 16:16:36 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/how-will-soulslikes-evolve-now-that-elden-ring-has-set-the-standardRPGBandai NamcoFromSoftwareSupporters onlyOpen WorldElden Ring

Without a doubt, Elden Ring has spent hours of this year floating around my mind, like a parasitic gargoyle making a nest out of my stringy brain matter. Many of my thoughts on Elden Ring have been positive, as I'm still awestruck by the quality and scope of its open world (among many other things). But I admitted I'd reached my exhaustion point, which abated briefly, then came back with full force by the end.

Honestly, as much as I admire the game and its brilliance, I reckon it might be a bit too much for me. And as FromSoftware set the Soulslike standard, I find myself hoping that future Soulslikes don't get too caught up in trying to mimick Elden Ring.

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༺ཌༀCZOuhༀད༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/best-black-friday-gaming-laptop-dealsJames ArcherWed, 02 Nov 2022 16:03:29 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/best-black-friday-gaming-laptop-dealsPC Gaming DealsBlack FridayHardwareGaming Laptop

I’ll confess to mostly being a dyed-in-the-wool desktop kind of guy, but there have been times when I’ve needed something more portable – and with more traditionally PC-esque inputs than the Steam Deck. If you’re thinking of picking up a notebook yourself, good timing: the best early Black Friday gaming laptop deals cover a nicely varied range of price points and specs combinations.

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꧁༺△TJhmF△༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/genshin-impacts-new-playable-archon-character-arrives-with-todays-32-updateCJ WheelerWed, 02 Nov 2022 16:00:50 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/genshin-impacts-new-playable-archon-character-arrives-with-todays-32-updateGenshin ImpactMiHoYo LimitedStory RichFree-to-playFantasyMMO

A new month dawns with another Genshin Impact update, and the arrival of version 3.2 today brings a fresh character in the form of Dendro archon Nahida. Also known as Lesser Lord Kusanali, Nahida is the god of Sumeru, one of Genshin Impact’s seven kingdoms. She’s also the youngest living god, at a very sprightly 500 years old. There’s loads of info about Nahida and her abilities in the trailer below, so watch away.

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༺ཌༀཉིPEqpY༃ༀད༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/the-devs-behind-warhammer-40000-chaos-gate-daemonhunters-have-been-acquired-by-frontierCJ WheelerWed, 02 Nov 2022 14:53:24 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/the-devs-behind-warhammer-40000-chaos-gate-daemonhunters-have-been-acquired-by-frontierWarhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - DaemonhuntersStrategyComplex GamesFrontier FoundryFantasyFrontier DevelopmentScience Fiction

Canadian studio and developers of sci-fantasy, turn-based tactics RPG Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters, Complex Games, are joining UK-based publisher Frontier. Daemonhunters was released in May this year under the Frontier Foundry label, and we rather enjoyed it at the time. It seems as though, in the grand tradition of Remington shaver ads, Frontier liked the game so much that they bought the company.

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꧁༺༽༾ཊNrxFBཏ༿༼༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/nvidia-add-to-dlss-3-game-lineup-with-marvels-spider-man-miles-moralesJames ArcherWed, 02 Nov 2022 14:34:03 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/nvidia-add-to-dlss-3-game-lineup-with-marvels-spider-man-miles-moralesNvidiaMarvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesDLSSGraphics CardsHardware

By far the best thing about the RTX 4090 – which is otherwise a bit of a GPU boondoggle – is that is supports DLSS 3. This next-gen version of Nvidia’s DLSS upscaler not only boosts performance with render resolution trickery but also adds entirely new, AI-generated frames of its own, smoothing out visuals even further. Fewer than 40 games are confirmed to implement it so far but that number is growing, with Nvidia today announcing that Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will include DLSS 3 when it launches for PC on November 18th.

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╲⎝⧹FPLGJ⧸⎠╱Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/soviet-super-science-fps-atomic-heart-gets-a-february-2023-release-dateCJ WheelerWed, 02 Nov 2022 13:59:50 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/soviet-super-science-fps-atomic-heart-gets-a-february-2023-release-dateRPGAtomic HeartMundfishFPS/ShooterStory RichScience FictionAction Adventure

Developers Munfish have finally announced that its bonkers Soviet shooter Atomic Heart will release on February 21st, 2023. The new trailer for shooty alternate universe action RPG Atomic Heart is a bit of a trip, frankly. Barrelling along at the speed of Sonic The Hedgehog, you can just about make out some weird looking Soviet robots, head-splitting mutants, and what seemed to be a truck plummeting towards towering futuristic architecture. Watch the eye-meltingly speedy trailer below, you’ll probably need some bugeye goggles afterwards to recuperate your peepers.

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༺❦hcVLr❦༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/time-bending-rusty-lake-co-op-game-the-past-within-creeps-its-way-onto-pc-todayCJ WheelerWed, 02 Nov 2022 12:03:52 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/time-bending-rusty-lake-co-op-game-the-past-within-creeps-its-way-onto-pc-todayHorrorPuzzleRusty LakeMysteryThe Past Within

The next instalment in the mysterious Rusty Lake puzzle series arrives today, and it takes things in a different direction than past games. A time-travelling conundrum that requires one person to play in the past and another in the future, The Past Within is the series’ first co-op puzzler. It’s also the only Rusty Lake game so far to include 3D environments. You can snag a glimpse of the timey-wimey, multidimensional eeriness by watching the trailer below.

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꧁༺△VGdOA△༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/eidos-montreal-are-making-a-new-deus-ex-game-says-new-reportCJ WheelerWed, 02 Nov 2022 10:49:13 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/eidos-montreal-are-making-a-new-deus-ex-game-says-new-reportEidos MontrealDeus Ex: Mankind DividedSimulationEmbracer GroupDeus Ex: Human RevolutionStealthDeus ExAction Adventure

A return to the cyberpunk world of Deus Ex is coming courtesy of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided developers Eidos Montreal, it’s been claimed. The snippet of info that the new Deus Ex game is in the very, very early stages was reported by Bloomberg following yesterday’s revelation that sister studio Onoma is closing down. Eidos Montreal are also alleged to be working on a completely new game, as well as helping out with some co-development on some Microsoft-owned series, including the new Fable.

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꧁༺zMjUJ༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/signalis-reviewNic ReubenWed, 02 Nov 2022 10:46:33 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/signalis-reviewSignalisHorrorWot I ThinkHumble GamesSurvival & Craftingrose-engineBestest Bests

As Replika Elster, Signalis will force you to untangle a mess of writhing flesh and malfunctioning memories to separate dream from lived experience. So, in keeping with dream logic: You’ve played Signalis before, and you’ve never played anything like it. It lovingly adopts the trappings of PS1-era survival horror, and more importantly, it fully understands why those systems, aesthetics, tropes, and technical limits are so engaging. But it also presents and explores love and loss, freedom and manipulation, fear and trauma, in its own cruelly captivating way. It’s strange and familiar, gorgeous and horrible. It’s an absolute banger of a videogame, made all the more impressive by its indiest of indies price tag and two-person dev team.

Fundamentally, it's a love story. Things go bad for space technician Elster, but she made a promise she intends to keep. We’ll get back to this later. First up: Signalis excels at capturing the essence of survival horror - those juxtaposed feelings of possibility and unease that hit you entering a long hallway, flanked by doors, only to find all but two locked or malfunctioning. You’ll be back here soon enough, you know that. Probably with a new key. Maybe with a new gun. But there’s also a good chance things will have…changed, by then. A floor tile might reveal new horrors. You might have spent your last bullet. So, left or right? Or maybe back? You can only carry six items, after all.

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༄༊YuZle࿐Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/netflix-have-bought-cozy-grove-and-alphabear-developers-spry-foxGraham SmithTue, 01 Nov 2022 23:12:10 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/netflix-have-bought-cozy-grove-and-alphabear-developers-spry-foxPuzzleCozy GroveNetflixAlphabearSurvival & CraftingSpry FoxAction Adventure

Streaming service Netflix have acquired Spry Fox, the developers of Alphabear and Cozy Grove. Spry Fox say that all their existing games will remain available on their current platforms and the studio are continuing to work on Cozy Grove 2 and "a larger, non-violent MMO."

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༺❦tcwhz❦༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/install-windows-or-whatever-with-this-32gb-flash-drive-for-a-fiverWill JuddTue, 01 Nov 2022 22:35:47 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/install-windows-or-whatever-with-this-32gb-flash-drive-for-a-fiverPCUSB

Look, everyone needs a flash drive. These things used to be the new hotness, back before email and cloud storage made them a bit irrelevant, but it's still jolly useful to have one on hand to install (or recover) an OS, play (legally) downloaded videos on your TV or just bring your presentation in without worrying about something going wrong.

So: the SanDisk 32GB Ultra Flair flash drive is down to £5 on Amazon after a ~40% discount. If you've not got a good, fast USB drive, then why not pick this one up while it's on sale?

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╲⎝⧹eIQun⧸⎠╱Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/pick-up-intels-cheapest-12th-gen-core-processor-for-105Will JuddTue, 01 Nov 2022 22:15:06 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/pick-up-intels-cheapest-12th-gen-core-processor-for-105PC

Wanna know something cool? You can pick up Intel's cheapest 12th-gen Core processor for £105 after a discount at CCL, with the Core i3 12100F offering incredible performance for this kind of money.

It's able to outmatch some classic great value gaming CPUs, like the Ryzen 5 3600X and Core i5 11400F, and even comes close to the powerful (and more expensive) Core i5 11600K. All this with PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 support, given the right motherboard - and this is a surprisingly great way to jump on 12th-gen, while leaving plenty of space to upgrade to a higher tier CPU down the road.

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꧁༺༽༾ཊFsMfRཏ༿༼༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/hideo-kojima-continues-to-tease-new-game-with-deadpool-actress-revealGraham SmithTue, 01 Nov 2022 22:11:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/hideo-kojima-continues-to-tease-new-game-with-deadpool-actress-revealHideo KojimaDeath StrandingKojima ProductionsBlockbuster

Hideo Kojima continues to tease his next project. This time it's with a new image showing actress Shioli Kutsuna with the words "Where am I?" written over it. It comes a month after a previous tease which confirmed the actress Elle Fanning was involved.

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༺ཉི།lwFZt།ཉྀ༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/modern-warfare-2-is-no-longer-available-for-steam-family-sharingGraham SmithTue, 01 Nov 2022 21:38:39 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/modern-warfare-2-is-no-longer-available-for-steam-family-sharingCall of Duty: Modern Warfare II (2022)ActivisionInfinity WardFPS/ShooterAction Adventure

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 players have lost the ability to play the game via Steam's Family Sharing feature, just days after release. The feature was switched off in an update deployed yesterday without warning or communication from Activision.

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ༀ꧁꫞suwmt꫞꧂ༀRock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/embracer-close-hitman-go-developers-just-months-after-acquiring-themGraham SmithTue, 01 Nov 2022 21:05:55 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/embracer-close-hitman-go-developers-just-months-after-acquiring-themPuzzleSquare Enix MontréalHitman GOLara Croft GODeus Ex GoOnomaStrategy

The developers of Hitman Go, Lara Croft Go and Deus Ex Go are shutting down. Onoma, previously known as Square Enix Montreal, were acquired by Embracer in August alongside Square Enix's other western development studios. Some staff will be transferred to another acquired studio, Eidos Montreal, sources told Bloomberg (registration required).

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꧁tDhFd꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/scammers-are-impersonating-farming-sim-coral-island-with-added-nftsCJ WheelerTue, 01 Nov 2022 17:04:58 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/scammers-are-impersonating-farming-sim-coral-island-with-added-nftsStairway GamesCoral IslandSurvival & CraftingSimulationKids & FamilyHumble GamesNFTsscam

Halloween might be over, but island farming sim Coral Island appears to have generated a doppelganger on social media that has a hankering for NFTs. Coral Island’s developers Stairway Games have brought attention to the scam account, which uses the real game’s logo and key art but adds an extra web3 cryptobro twist by linking itself to the GameFi blockchain gaming platform. Stairway, as you would, are calling shenanigans.

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༺ཌༀeqyLCༀད༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/have-you-played-slipwaysOllie TomsTue, 01 Nov 2022 17:00:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/have-you-played-slipwaysSlipwaysBeetlewingStrategyHave You Played

I knew I was always going to love Slipways from the moment I first saw it. That's a fairly rare thing for me. Enough games have failed to deliver on their promises over the years that I've learnt to be cautious for the most part. But I let my guard down with Slipways, because the premise was so simple. Simple, and beautiful.

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꧁༺TXFnk༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/best-black-friday-gaming-monitor-dealsJames ArcherTue, 01 Nov 2022 16:42:04 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/best-black-friday-gaming-monitor-dealsPC Gaming DealsBlack FridayMonitors

As November 25th heaves into view, it may be time to turn your attention too… nyuhhh, something you were literally already looking at. The best early Black Friday gaming monitor deals are growing in number, so if you’ve been squinting at blurry, dark approximations of what you think might be your PC games, it's prime time to look into discounted upgrades.

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꧁༺༽༾ཊgjAraཏ༿༼༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/a-private-detective-teams-up-with-her-12-year-old-self-in-this-funny-and-sweet-interactive-fictionAlice O'ConnorTue, 01 Nov 2022 16:37:01 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/a-private-detective-teams-up-with-her-12-year-old-self-in-this-funny-and-sweet-interactive-fictionFree gamesIndiescoverybrowser gamesinteractive fictionIndieStory RichThe Grown-Up Detective AgencyBrendan Patrick Hennessy

A jaded private investigator teams up with her 12-year-old kid detective self to solve a mystery in The Grown-Up Detective Agency, a lovely bit of free interactive fiction. Bell Park doesn't know how or why her perfectly precocious child self is here, now, but who better to help crack a case involving her former childhood best friend? And who better to offer fresh perspective on her adult life? It's a funny little buddy cop story, and it made my morning.

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꧁❦༺CnSLP༻❦꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/fifa-23s-fut-world-cup-will-be-seasonal-content-not-a-dedicated-modeCJ WheelerTue, 01 Nov 2022 16:34:04 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/fifa-23s-fut-world-cup-will-be-seasonal-content-not-a-dedicated-modeFIFA 23SportsManagementElectronic ArtsSimulationFIFA Ultimate Team

An official deep dive video has confirmed that FIFA 23's Ultimate Team will not get a dedicated World Cup mode during the tournament, which begins on November 20th. Starting with Season 2 on November 11th though, the international football competition is being represented in FUT with plenty of seasonal gubbins instead. The World Cup is, of course, also coming to the main game from November 9th in single-player and online Tournament mode. You can watch the FIFA 23 World Cup deep dive video below.

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༺ཌༀཉིVQdfM༃ༀད༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/paradise-marshs-lo-fi-landscapes-will-transport-you-to-a-new-level-of-relaxationRachel WattsTue, 01 Nov 2022 15:30:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/paradise-marshs-lo-fi-landscapes-will-transport-you-to-a-new-level-of-relaxationParadise MarshLazyEtiSimulationIndieSupporters onlyAction Adventure

Sometimes, I just want to wander around an aesthetically pleasing landscape with nice music doing menial tasks - and that’s exactly what I got from Paradise Marsh, a lovely little wildlife game from LazyEti. I’ve been playing some pretty intense games recently, throttling my game controller as I run away from literal waves of rats in A Plague Tale: Requiem and shifting my detective brain into overdrive grappling with the excellent mysteries in The Case of the Golden Idol.

I desperately need a game to sink into, basically Lo-fi Hip Hop Beats to Relax/Study To: The Game, or the equivalent of a deep body massage but directly onto my brain. Paradise Marsh has been the exact tonic I’ve needed, a chill bug-collectathon where you wander around pleasant, pastel landscapes discovering lots of fun little curiosities. It’s wonderful.

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꧁༺△kfRtI△༻꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/blizzard-temporarily-removes-overwatch-2s-mei-to-finally-address-her-ice-wall-bugsCJ WheelerTue, 01 Nov 2022 15:04:05 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/blizzard-temporarily-removes-overwatch-2s-mei-to-finally-address-her-ice-wall-bugsOverwatchFPS/ShooterStory RichActivision BlizzardFree-to-playOverwatch 2Blizzard EntertainmentScience Fiction

Frosty damage hero Mei has been removed from play in Overwatch 2 for the next fortnight while Blizzard address bugs affecting her ice wall ability. Unlike when Bastion was disabled because of his glitching ultimate, however, Mei does at least have a return date pencilled in. Blizzard are aiming to get her back in Overwatch 2 for November 15th, when the game’s next scheduled patch drops. That still might slip, though. What? I had to get an ice crack in.

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༺ཉི།NSYKc།ཉྀ༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/were-writing-a-bumper-crop-of-premium-supporter-articles-for-novemberKatharine CastleTue, 01 Nov 2022 14:57:55 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/were-writing-a-bumper-crop-of-premium-supporter-articles-for-novemberBlockbusterPSAIndieRPS businessSupporters only

Just over a week ago, we launched a new introductory offer for the RPS supporter programme that chops the price of our monthly Standard tier down to just £1 / $1 for your first month. This primarily gets you the ad-free version of the site (alongside some other small quality of life bonuses), but after listening to your feedback, it's clear that the thing you really want to sample is the exclusive Premium-tier supporter articles we write alongside our regular games coverage. So we're doing just that.

For the month of November, we'll be making a selection of supporter articles available to all Standard subscribers. We've also made a bunch of Sin Vega's indie-focused Scout Report posts available to all Standard subscribers right now, too, as a little extra thank you for signing up. And to all our existing Premium tier supporters, we've got something for you as well. As an even bigger thank you for all your continued support, we're doing a bumper crop of supporter articles this month, with the aim of publishing one each day of the week for the whole of November. But wait... there's more!

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꧁WoYtQ꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/return-to-monkey-island-joins-game-pass-next-weekAlice O'ConnorTue, 01 Nov 2022 14:34:25 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/return-to-monkey-island-joins-game-pass-next-weekSomervilleGhost SongReturn to Monkey IslandPentimentFootball Manager 2023PC Game PassGame Pass

Avast your behind, hen, for a new month means a new lineup of PC Game Pass games. Microsoft today laid out the comings and goings for the first half of November, headlined by Return To Monkey Island. The revival of the revered point 'n' click adventure game series will hit Game Pass next week, and until then you can tide yourself over with modernistic adventures from more of Telltale's The Walking Dead. Read on for the rest of the games coming in the next fortnight, including some on their launch day, and those sadly leaving too.

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༺ཌༀཉིBLwyC༃ༀད༻Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/mount-blade-2-bannerlord-reviewSin VegaTue, 01 Nov 2022 14:15:32 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/mount-blade-2-bannerlord-reviewRPGMount and Blade 2: BannerlordWot I ThinkTaleWorldsStrategy

Mount & Blade 2 Colon Bannerlord is disappointing. I'm not saying it's bad. In fact, it's overall pretty good, but too much of Bannerlord's design is exactly the same as it was in Warband, and the bulk of what's been added is extraneous strategy guff that doesn't meaningfully improve it at all.

In between leading your warband around its 2D map and stabbing dudes alongside your men in 3D battles, you can now make weapons by commandeering local workshops (I guess?) to break down and recombine spare swords. You can only do a few per day, so the pattern is to repeatedly click "make charcoal", then leave to rest your tired little arms and repeat. I could probably get a more ~optimal build~ by smithing a megasword, but the one I have already does what I need. You can’t equip your army, even though that was in the very ropey Freeman. The end result is another axe in a game where you'll discard hundreds of them. You can't do armour, a huge waste considering the variety available, and that you spend vastly more time seeing your outfits than looking at anyone's pommel.

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꧁❦༺AFqjZ༻❦꧂Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/dwarf-fortress-burrows-onto-steam-with-its-fancy-new-graphics-in-decemberCJ WheelerTue, 01 Nov 2022 14:00:00 +0000http://moresmarter.tpodd.com/dwarf-fortress-burrows-onto-steam-with-its-fancy-new-graphics-in-decemberDwarf FortressBay 12 GamesSimulationIndieKitfox Games

The reworked version of fantasy world sim Dwarf Fortress finally arrives on Steam on December 6th, devs Bay 12 and publisher Kitfox Games have announced. The game’s also coming to Itch.io too. It will introduce pixel art graphics, tutorials, and new music and sound effects into the previously ASCII-only world of dwarven delving. You can watch the release date trailer below to see just how different this version actually is.

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