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22  mai     10h00
The Sunday Papers
   Sundays are for opening the oven and setting off your smoke alarm Before you hear the beep let s read this week s best writing about games and game related things Read more
21  mai     22h22
Apico is a beekeeping sim with Stardew Valley vibes
   Yesterday was World Bee Day a fact I know because I had to send my son to school in a yellow outfit by way of celebration Another way to celebrate yesterday was apparently to release a videogame Apico a beepkeeping sim about adventuring across a D world to collect breed and conserve bees
Embracer see potential for Deus Ex and Tomb Raider sequels, remakes and spinoffs
   Earlier this month Embracer Group announced their intent to buy Crystal Dynamics Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal from Square Enix in a million around m deal The acquisition includes the original IP associated with those studios including Deus Ex Thief Legacy Of Kain and
Battlefield 2042 removed its 128-player Breakthrough mode - but is still advertising it
   Battlefield continues to receive updates as EA Dice attempt to fix a game that felt woefully incomplete at launch Which makes it a little odd that the marquee change in patch is the removal of a feature Breakthrough mode can no longer be played with players and is now limited to
EA reportedly looking for a buyer and has spoken to Disney, Apple and Amazon
   Electronic Arts are allegedly looking for a buyer and have held discussions with Disney Amazon Apple and Comcast NBCUniversal According to anonymous sources in a report by news site Puck the conversations progressed furthest with NBCUniversal but talks fell apart within the last month the
What are we all playing this weekend?
   Wotcha reader dear I m unexpectedly away next week so you have more time to vote on the latest step towards the single best thing in video games I am not feeling the comparing two similar things approach I tried this week How s that meant to settle any serious matter We tried and we
20  mai     16h54
Alright, you tell me how you would organise these keys
   I quite like organising objects in games up until I bump into someone else s incorrect organisation system I cannot believe the state of some people s Minecraft and Stardew Valley chests Today I m experiencing that distress while playing the demo for A Little To The Left a puzzle game about
The 30 best Steam Deck games
   We ve investigated which game genres work best on the Steam Deck now it s time to go in with an even finer comb to find the best Steam Deck games on a more individual basis Below you ll find the I ve picked based on the few months I ve spent fondling Valve s remarkable handheld PC Read
MultiVersus is a free-to-play Smash Bros-like that’s come out swinging
   If you ve always wanted to uppercut Batman as Bugs Bunny the time is coming MultiVersus is Warner Bros spin on a Super Smash Bros like that s free to play and features an all star mishmash of franchises Scooby Doo Game Of Thrones Adventure Time Everyone is here And having given its closed
Norman Reedus may have just let slip that a Death Stranding sequel is coming
   Actor and Monster Energy drinker Norman Reedus has seemingly confirmed that Death Stranding exists in an interview with men s website Leo this week The titbit was spotted and posted on Twitter by Nibel this afternoon Break it to us gently Norm Read more
Genshin Impact’s 2.7 update lands on May 31st after small delay
   Genshin Impact is back on track with the next update scheduled for release on May st Today s Genshin Impact livestream unveiled what s coming in update Hidden Dreams In The Depths including new characters Yelan and Kuki Shinobu It s also adding in a drumming rhythm game because why
Lost Ark’s May update adds a smashing new class and... a playable chicken?
   The May update for Amazon Games and Smilegate s multiplayer online action RPG Lost Ark introduces a new class this week that really enjoys smashing things up the Destroyer The Destined For Destruction update also brings a brand new Guardian Raid Deskaluda which looks like a dragon made out of
Recommendations for Steam’s big puzzle game sale
   The Cerebral Puzzle Showcase is underway on Steam offering demos and discounts on puzzle games until Monday It is quite a lot of puzzle games If your head feels itchy and your brain distinctly unteased here I have a few recommendations to get you started Read more
RPS PAX 2022: A deep dive into PAX’s Pinny Arcade community
   We did a lot of cool things during our time at this year s PAX East We attended a wonderful talk by Skyrim Grandma Shirley Curry We gawked at the coolest booths on the show floor I got nightmares after looking at a super cursed baby My personal highlight though was talking to the Pinny
The PC Gaming Show and Future Games Show are returning June 11th and 12th
   It looks like the weekend of June th and th will be the culmination of this year s Not E as the PC Gaming Show and Future Games Show have announced their start times The Future Games Show is back on June th at pm PST pm BST while the PC Gaming Show is set for pm PST pm BST on
Blast the gingerbread undead in the next DLC for Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, out now
   The second DLC for Tiny Tina s Wonderlands Glutton s Gamble is now live It s the latest of four Mirrors of Mystery being added to the wacky fantasy shooter over the next few months The first Coiled Captors came out at the end of April and starred a big angry fish lad called Chums Read more
19  mai     21h14
The Witcher 3’s next-gen update is now aiming for a Q4 2022 release
   Yesterday was the seventh anniversary since the launch of The Witcher and to celebrate CD Projekt Red put a new release window to the fantasy RPG s next gen update The much delayed graphical spit and shine is now aiming for a Q release Read more
The Sims 4 Moonlight Chic Kit and Little Campers Kit will launch next week
   Earlier this month Maxis teased a trio of DLCs for The Sims that would each relate to the nighttime Two of those DLCs have now been revealed the Moonlight Chic Kit which adds evening clothing items and the Little Campers Kit which offers new ways for Sims to enjoy their back gardens
You can now play EVE Online in your browser
   EVE Online is famous for its player led economy and the many player led heists that happen within it If I was in the midst of a long con to separate someone from their hard earned spaceships I d probably want to be able to access EVE Online as easily and from as many places as possible That
Get a 27-in 1440p 165Hz gaming monitor for 240 after an Amazon discount
   Normally you d expect to pay for a good p Hz monitor but today at Amazon you can pick up the Pixio PX Prime for after a coupon Pixio is known for their great value monitors and this model is one of the best options they ve got competitive with some of the best gaming
Minecraft 1.19, The Wild Update, inches closer with first pre-release build
   Minecraft s Caves And Cliffs update was so big it got split into two but even still there were other ideas that got pushed further back Some of those ideas will feature in the The Wild Update which now seems to be edging closer to its own release Yesterday Mojang launched the first pre
This AMD RX 6800 XT 16GB graphics card is down to 770 at Amazon
   The RX XT is one of the best AMD graphics cards outperforming the RTX in rasterised titles by around according to my own testing while costing around the same price Therefore after we ve covered plenty of discounted Nvidia cards we ought to let you know that an RX XT is
Puzzle game collection CosmOS 9 is a gentle introduction to the genre
   A new collection of indie puzzle games released today aims to give a broad and gentle introduction to many puzzling subgenres Wrapped up in that idea that they re all pulled from a mysterious alien games console CosmOS packs nine games that are each meant to take minutes I ve played a
Marvel Snap is the new superhero CCG from some of the creators of Hearthstone
   A new multiverse themed collectible card game based on Marvel superheroes and supervillains is coming from some of the creators of Blizzard Entertainment s CCG Hearthstone Marvel Snap has been developed by new studio Second Dinner and will be published by Nuverse Among some of the creators of
This new 3D screensaver collection includes a driving tour of global pylons
   The first time a PC seemed magical to me was when it dozed off and colourful lines twisted across its screen I d launch Windows just to watch screensavers marvelling at Mystify and staring at Starfield How wonderful that our computer needed to dream as preventative medicine I relived this
Borderlands 3 is free to keep on the Epic Games Store right dang now
   You can obtain Gearbox Software s zany FPS Borderlands without exchanging any currency over on the Epic Games Store from well now The freebie coincides with the start of this year s discounterrific Epic MEGA Sale which runs from today until June th That means there ll be three more
The Electronic Wireless Show podcast episode 187: the funniest games special
   After some of the stuff we talked about in last week s episode I decided to take us further down the giggle chute to talk about funny games in general What games are funny Why and how Is it easier for games to be funny when they re not trying to be Should self described funny games be avoided
Roller Champions finally transitions into its first season next week
   Skating derby free to play Roller Champions enters its kickoff season on May th Ubisoft have revealed in a new trailer for the game Set in Roller Champions sees two teams of three battle it out in the world of competitive roller skating No I didn t realise that was a thing either
Old World ventures out of Epic exclusivity today to invade Steam and GOG
   Mohawk Games classical X with added babies and grandads Old World arrives on Steam and GOG today ending its period of exclusivity to the Epic Games Store Old World s first DLC Heroes Of The Aegean is out today on all storefronts too It brings the Hittites into Old World led by attu ili I
Dracula simulator V Rising should be getting an offline mode in the next few days
   Open world vampire survival sim V Rising will be getting a much demanded offline mode very soon Stunlock Studios have confirmed The announcement was made to players by community manager Jeremy Bearson on the game s Discord yesterday The bloodsucking gothic action game has been doing pretty well
18  mai     19h52
Spiders announce colonial fantasy RPG sequel Greedfall 2
   Spiders have begun work on GreedFall a sequel to their colonialist fantasy RPG from Set three years before the events of the first game it reverses the perspective with a new protagonist and a new setting as well as aiming for more tactical combat You can find the a cinematic
Four SteamWorld games are in development, including a citybuilder
   Thunderful are working on four new SteamWorld games simultaneously Alongside the previously announced third person action game SteamWorld Headhunter they re also making a citybuilding game a turn based tactical shooter and a puzzle game Three of them are aiming for release next year Read
New footage of Sonic Origins shows Anniversary Mode
   Being a father changes you After years of resolutely hating on Sonic my son s interest in the characters games and cartoon has softened me up I will now begrudgingly admit that Sonic Boom is alright and the first Sonic live action movie is better than expected So here I am looking at the
Vampire Survivors, Sniper Elite 5 heading to Xbox Game Pass this month
   Game Pass is particularly ideal for two kinds of games indie games you re not sure you ll like enough to commit to the upfront cost and decent not great blockbusters you know almost certainly aren t worth the cost but would quite like to play for at least a bit There are plenty of games that
Final Fantasy 7 announcements coming next month for 25th anniversary
   Three or four times a year someone at Square Enix says that news is coming about Final Fantasy and we all get our hopes up This is one of those times Tetsuya Nomura Final Fantasy VII Remake director has said that various announcements are coming next month related to Final Fantasy s th
Get the upgraded version of RPS’ best wireless mouse at 50 30 off
   If you re into your competitive gaming then Logitech s G Pro X Superlight wireless mouse should be near the top of your list It normally retails for an eye watering but today it s available for a slightly more reasonable that s or off according to
Intel Core i9-12900KS review: Intel’s fastest gaming CPU yet
   If Intel s recent takeover of the RPS best gaming CPUs guide wasn t indication enough their latest th Gen Alder Lake chips are the real deal especially on pure games performance This should make the newly launched Core i KS in a way the realest deal of all it s structurally identical
Get a ludicrously fast Lenovo Legion RTX 3080 gaming laptop at 600 off
   Lenovo makes some of the best gaming laptops in the business we ve loved both the Legion and Legion i and now the Lenovo Legion with an RTX and Ryzen HX processor is heavily discounted at Walmart It s currently going for a drop from its MSRP of That s
Popverse is a new pop culture site from our business dad
   Video games are arguably the only form of entertainment you need these days but hey who doesn t like an extra bit of pop culture on the old tellybox now and then eh Maybe you re actually seated on a throne of graphic novels and comic books while you read this Stranger things have happened If
Blizzard’s next Overwatch 2 event dated for June
   Blizzard Entertainment have announced the next news drop for Overwatch will be taking place on June th The game s first PvP beta drew to a close today but we should find out what s next for the hero shooter at next month s event The blog post doesn t give much away all told but according
What’s better: random critical hits, or controlled crits?
   Last time you decided that little inconsequential choices are better than controlling a turret I am pleased that quite a few people did actually pick turrets But this week in the name of experimentation I m trying an approach that seems frankly inefficient What if we picked between two
Slice-of-life sim Spirittea channels Stardew Valley and the spirit world
   No More Robots have announced they ll be publishing Cheesemaster Games Spirittea a supernatural bath house management and life simulator based around magical tea that lets you see spirits I m sitting here right now slurping what must be my quintillionth cup of tea so far today so I m quite up
Eternal Threads review: Eastenders meets time travel meets electrical safety
   Time travel stories can have pretty high stakes because usually you only travel in time when you really need to change something A killer robot is trying to kill a lady because of something her son will eventually do that kind of thing My favourite episodes of Doctor Who by contrast were
New Saints Row reboot gameplay looks much the same as old Saints Row, just prettier
   It s been about eight months since I first had a hands off sneak peek at the new and about to be rebooted Saints Row and six since we ve heard it was being delayed to August this year With its late summer release fast approaching Volition recently showed off a larger chunk of some actual
Acer are bringing their no-glasses 3D screen tech to gaming laptops
   D gaming is well if not dead then at best being kept in an iron lung by a teensy niche of enthusiasts However Acer will be making another attempt to take it semi mainstream when it releases the Predator Helios SpatialLabs Edition gaming laptop in September Its screen powered
Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong review: mystery, intrigue, and walking about
   From the s onwards movies taught me that vampires spend all their time eating and having sex with people often concurrently Vampire The Masquerade Swansong has taught me that they actually spend most of their time walking around looking at things sometimes stopping to have tense
Phonopolis is a playful dystopian adventure from Amanita Design
   Czech indie collective Amanita Design have revealed their next adventure game the dystopian Phonopolis In a handful of firsts for the collective Phonopolis will not only be their first game with D graphics but it s also going to be the first that has actual narration rather than fun nonsense
Gibbon: Beyond The Trees review: a short, but heartfelt ecological adventure
   Despite being little more than an hour long Gibbon Beyond The Trees is a bite sized game that gives you plenty to chew over Made by Old Man s Journey devs Broken Rules this ecological adventure is both a celebration of its titular primates and an urgent call to action highlighting the effects
Microsoft Flight Simulator’s latest world update spruces up Italy and Malta
   Not content with hosting the Eurovision Song Contest last weekend Italy has now received a glam up in Microsoft Flight Simulator s ninth world update Cities in Italy and Malta are seeing their detail improved by photogrammetry with the obvious choices of Rome Milan and Venice joined by
17  mai     22h06
MultiVersus launches sign-ups for closed alpha test
   MultiVersus is a platform fighting game starring Warner Bros characters from Bugs Bunny to Batman to Arya Stark to Shaggy from Scooby Doo A new cinematic trailer introduces many of those characters and their team up potential below but more importantly marks the launch of sign ups for the game