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Ghostrunner

Metacritic PC - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 07:00
Ghostrunner is a hardcore FPP slasher packed with lightning-fast action, set in a grim, cyberpunk megastructure. Climb Dharma Tower, humanity’s last shelter, after a world-ending cataclysm. Make your way up from the bottom to the top, confront the tyrannical Keymaster, and take your revenge. The streets of this tower city are full of violence. Mara the Keymaster rules with an iron fist and little regard for human life. As resources diminish, the strong prey on the weak and chaos threatens to consume what little order remains. The decisive last stand is coming. A final attempt to set things right before mankind goes over the edge of extinction. As the most advanced blade fighter ever created, you’re always outnumbered but never outclassed. Slice your enemies with a monomolecular katana, dodge bullets with your superhuman reflexes, and employ a variety of specialized techniques to prevail. One-hit one-kill mechanics make combat fast and intense. Use your superior mobility (and frequent checkpoints!) to engage in a never-ending dance with death fearlessly. Ghostrunner offers a unique single-player experience: fast-paced, violent combat, and an original setting that blends science fiction with post-apocalyptic themes. It tells the story of a world that has already ended and its inhabitants who fight to survive.

Publisher: 505 Games

Release Date: Oct 27, 2020

Extreme Meatpunks Forever season two kicks off with a quest to steal the sun

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 2 hours 25 min ago

Extreme Meatpunks Forever is “a serial visual novel/mech brawler about gay disasters beating up neonazis in giant robots made of meat,” a description which certainly tracks with the claim that it does punk better than any other recent game. The second season, Bound By Ash, has just released its first two episodes, which kick off the Meatpunks’ quest to steal the sun. The remainder of the season is arriving in daily episodes throughout this week.

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Defend America from its evil twin in the next Zachtronics game, Möbius Front '83

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 3 hours 54 min ago

The minds behind Opus Magnum and Infinifactory are dropping another clever game for ya. Möbius Front ’83 is a new strategy game by Zachtronics set in a past where the United States is being invaded by its dark realm self. Möbius Front ’83 will launch its turn-based tactical battles in November. (more…)

Solving crimes in Cyberpunk 2077 needs to be less like Arkham and more like Paradise Killer

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 4 hours 31 min ago

A close up of Judy, an NPC in Cyberpunk 2077, who has plugged you into a machine and is teaching you to use Braindance.

As we get closer to Cyberpunk 2077 launch day (which I imagine will be like when Elon Musk punts one of his cars into space just because), my life has become increasingly blurred. By day I am immersed in video game stuff, looking back through the Night City Wires and prepping as much as possible for a huge action RPG that will consume at least 100 hours of my waking life. By night I am drinking tea and watching police procedurals. At the weekend: both, simultaneously.

It’s got me thinking about the way detectoring is going to be a thing in Cyberpunk, ‘cos I reckon it’ll either be really good or really annoying.

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Ubisoft's Immortals Fenyx Rising has a demo you can play in your browser

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 4 hours 36 min ago

‘Tis the season for Ubisoft’s latest round of open-world murder simulators, but this year they have a family-friendly one too. Immortals Fenyx Rising seems like it might be a fun one, smashing Zelda: Breath Of The Wild into Ancient Greek mythology, and you can try it for yourself in a demo. Ubi have palled up with Google to release a Fenyx demo playable for free in your browser using Stadia, the cloud gaming jazz. Yeah, it has the usual cloud gaming problems, but it gives a fair sense of the game. You’ve only got a few days left to try it, mind.

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Apex Legends new character might have the saddest backstory yet

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 4 hours 43 min ago

I love all these online multiplayer games revealing lore through cool animations, but who gave them the right to make me so dang sad? Apex Legends’ brand new video in its Stories From The Outlands series gives a bit of backstory on upcoming Legend Horizon – and it involves leaving her young son at home while she jets off to space to save the world.

Sure, some new info about Apex’s next season has appeared, too, but sad lore!!

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 review

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 5 hours 1 min ago

A photo of MSI's GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio inside a PC.

MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio review specs:

  • CUDA Cores: 10496
  • Base / Boost Clock Speed: 1400MHz / 1785MHz
  • VRAM: 24GB GDDR6X
  • Memory Speed: 19.5 Gbps
  • Power: 350W
  • Recommended System Power: 750W
  • Power connectors: 3x 8-pin
  • Dimensions: 323x140x56mm
  • Price: £1680 / $1590

Billed as the “big ferocious graphics card” (or BFGPU) of Nvidia’s new RTX 30 line-up, the RTX 3090 is effectively their new Titan card in all but name. With a huge 24GB of GDDR6X memory and a massive 10496 CUDA cores, its specs look positively beastly compared to the RTX 3080, but in practice it’s anything but. While Nvidia have happily talked up how the RTX 3090 can do 8K gaming, 8K capture and 8K this and that in the run-up to launch, the RTX 3090 is one of the most pointless graphics cards I’ve tested in ages. It’s just not necessary when the [cms-block] can already hit those lovely 60fps frame rates at 4K (the only resolution that actually matters right now given the microscopic number of 8K displays out there right now), especially when current prices will set you back almost another £1000 / $1000 on top.

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My Time At Portia's frontier-y sequel My Time At Sandrock has plans for multiplayer

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 5 hours 2 min ago

Hope you’ve gotten your fill crafting and battling in My Time At Portia because Pathea Games have plans for you to spend time somewhere new next year. They’ve announced the sequel My Time At Sandrock which will launch in early access in March 2021. They’ve kicked up a crowdfunding campaign as well with hopes to develop a multiplayer mode for the sequel.

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Warzone Juggernaut Royale [Season 6]: tips and tricks for killing a Juggernaut in Warzone

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 5 hours 7 min ago

A pumpkin-head Juggernaut in Call of Duty Warzone

The Juggernaut has long been a formidable foe in Call of Duty games. In Warzone, where you have limited resources and respawns, they’re downright terrifying. A good thing to realise early on is that while strong, Juggernauts are not invincible. With careful planning and the right tools, they can be taken down, giving you the chance to don the armour. Here’s some top tips on killing a Juggernaut in Warzone.

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Cyberpunk 2077 character creation: all customisation options and attributes revealed

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 5 hours 32 min ago

Cyberpunk 2077 character creation guide

In Cyberpunk 2077 you are placed in the shoes of V, a protagonist with enormous scope for customisation thanks to the game’s deep character creation system. Below, we’ll walk you through every aspect of character creation, including your seven attributes and their uses, and the full depth of appearance customisation in Cyberpunk 2077.

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Facebook's cloud gaming plan seems a lot simpler than Google's

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 6 hours 4 min ago

Here we go again. The latest big tech company that fancies their chances with cloud gaming is Facebook, who’ve revealed their approach to it all today. Refreshingly, it’s pretty different to Google Stadia or Amazon Luna. In fact, it doesn’t even have a fancy name. Facebook’s plan is simply just to release a bunch of free-to-play cloud-streamed games in the app and on browser, some of which have already launched.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on mobile is more than a straight port

Pocket Tactics - 6 hours 27 min ago
 Ritual of the Night on mobile is more than a straight port

iOS and Android owner’s Metroidvania libraries are about to get a whole lot spookier, thanks to an upcoming port of Koji Igarashi’s Castlevania-inspired Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015, the action-platformer released in 2019 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch to positive fan and critical reception. Now, Chinese developer NetEase Games (Diablo Immortal, The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War) are bringing Bloodstained to mobile platforms via iOS and Android.

It isn’t just a straight port, either, as NetEase is introducing a whole host of tweaks and improvements to make skeleton-smashing on mobile every bit as fun as it should be.

The port is set to feature “operation screens suitable for mobile devices, a redesigned system UI, skill shard icons, and a new achievement system.” Skill shards and weapon skills, say NetEase, will be displayed on-screen with new “Gothic-style” icons. NetEase is also making it easier to perform special moves, alongside various other tweaks to make Bloodstained run as smooth as possible. You can check out all the details here.

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Where to find White Iron Chunks in Genshin Impact

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 6 hours 56 min ago

Rocky landscape in Genshin Impact, likely location for white iron chunks

White iron chunks are an important resource in Genshin Impact. They can be used to craft and upgrade weapons, usually ones slightly fancier than your standard 3-star fare. Here’s where to find white iron chunks in Genshin Impact.

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Nightdive's Blade Runner remaster is delayed

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 6 hours 58 min ago

Ray McCoy out to pick up dinner in a Blade Runner game wallpaper.

Nightdive’s remaster of Westwood’s great Blade Runner adventure game will not launch this year after all. Turns out, reverse-engineering a game to rebuild it in a whole new engine without access to the original assets is a bit of work. I still don’t see why they’re putting this much effort into it when a perfectly fine version is available on GOG, running in ScummVM. Especially when the first bit Nightdive that showed, an update version of the opening cutscene, looked worse than the original.

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Ghostrunner review

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 8 hours 1 min ago

Ghostrunner review
A ninja who spends more time running on the walls than the floors climbs a dystopian skyscraper while his personal death count spirals into the thousands.

  • Developer: One More Level, 3D Realms, Slipgate Ironworks
  • Publisher: All in! Games
  • Release: 27 October
  • On: Windows
  • From: GOG Epic Steam
  • Price: £25/€28/$33

Elite cyber ninja? I died 1423 times in Ghostrunner. Over a seven hour campaign that roughly works out at three deaths a minute. That’s the kind of toll even today’s shower of political leaders would struggle to shrug off. A body count so vast I wonder if I ever actually understood Ghostrunner or simply fluked through. In the same way that I passed my driving test after nine failures: instead of enjoying my right to drive, I remember the nine out of ten people who think I’m a danger to the public. In both cases I feel glum despite the victory.

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Ghostrunner Review

Gamespot Reviews - 8 hours 1 min ago

Ghostrunner's intense first-person parkour platforming demands perfection. Whether you're clearing out a neon cityscape of cyberpunk goons or racing on walls and sliding through vents of a gigantic factory, even a small miscalculation will get you killed. Your jumps need to be precise. Every swing of your sword should be deadly. Anything less isn't up to robot ninja spec. Ghostrunner is quick to punish, but it's also more than willing to reward players who rise to its challenge. Bouncing from wall to wall feels like flying. Running circles around gunmen, dodging bullets, and cutting them down without a scratch is exhilarating. It's a high-risk, high-reward situation: Struggling with failure after failure, even on simple tasks, is incredibly frustrating early on, but that anger eventually dissipates as your skill grows to reveal a thrilling test of your abilities.

Set in a cyberpunk-style post-apocalyptic world, Ghostrunner puts you in control of a robot ninja assassin on a mission to kill his world's authoritarian ruler. (She also nearly killed him a while back, so it's a twofer! Revolution and revenge.) There's a twisty, turny plot, but it's often very detached from what you're actually playing, as it's told almost exclusively through voiceover.

Ghostrunner adheres quite closely to tenets of cyberpunk's visual aesthetic. You run through dirty dilapidated cities with dark corners, contrasted with neon signs and bright screens lighting up the night. Some of the enemies you face are literal cyborg punks. Don't worry; there are also plenty of robots. There have been enough cyberpunk stories in games that this look isn't especially fresh, but that doesn't stop it from looking cool. It helps that, on a technical level, Ghostrunner looks very sharp. The environments, enemies, and your sword, which is always sticking out in front of you, are all incredibly detailed. It may not be the most creatively constructed, but it is appealing all the same.

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Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer: release date, microtransactions, and more

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 8 hours 49 min ago

Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer guide

One of the most frequently asked questions regarding CD Projekt Red’s colossal RPG, Cyberpunk 2077, is whether players have the option to play the game in multiplayer. Is multiplayer part of the main Cyberpunk game? If not, when can we expect it? And how will it work? Find the answers to all these questions and more with our below Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer guide.

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Fallout: New Vega's director celebrated its 10th birthday with a charity stream

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 9 hours 7 min ago

Fallout: New Vegas

celebrated its 10th birthday last week. Can you believe the best Fallout game came out on October 19th 2010? 2010! To honour an entire decade of Obsidian’s brilliant-but-buggy RPG, the game’s director Josh Sawyer did a couple of charity streams to raise money for the California Wildlife Relief Fund.

Over the weekend, he managed to raise just under $24,000 (around £18,000) for the cause, all while beating up hordes of radscorpions with dynamite and answering questions about the game’s development.

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Black Friday 2020 SSD deals: all the best early NVMe and SATA deals

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 10 hours 51 sec ago

A photo of the WD Blue SN550Samsung 970 Evo Plus - Best gaming SSD 2020

[cms-block] may be just over a month away right now, but the early Black Friday deals train is already well and truly underway, with Amazon things off with a bunch of SSD deals to name just a few discounts they’ve having right now. Fortunately, their early Black Friday SSD deals are on my absolute favourite drive of the last year – the excellent WD Blue SN550. While these early Black Friday SSD deals aren’t quite as good as what we saw over Prime Day, they’re still good prices compared to the rest of the year, and I’ve rounded them all up below.

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Best Shotgun in Warzone [Season 6]: a guide to Shotguns in Call Of Duty: Warzone

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - 10 hours 19 min ago

Best Shotgun in Warzone

There was a time when shotguns absolutely dominated the confined spaces of Modern Warfare’s multiplayer modes. But when it comes to Warzone, where additional health makes it more difficult to drop enemies in one or two shots, are shotguns at all viable anymore?

Our Best Shotgun in Warzone guide will walk you through detailed stats and opinions on all six shotguns in Warzone, explaining how each one stacks up against the others in Season 6.

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