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Totally Reliable Delivery Service

Metacritic PC - Thu, 04/01/2021 - 07:00
Delivery Attempted. That's the Totally Reliable Delivery Service guarantee! T.R.D.S. is a ragdoll physics simulation about terrible package delivery couriers. Work together using odd machinery, useful gadgets, and the wonders of physics to reliably deliver packages to their destination.

Publisher: tinyBuild

Release Date: Apr 01, 2021

Balan Wonderworld will release a co-op demo next week

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 22:39

Bright and colorful platformer Balan Wonderworld isn’t too far away from its March release date now but you can try it out next week if you’re keen. Square Enix have announced that you can hop in and give it a go on January 28th. You can even try out the local co-op bits if you’re planning to play along with a pal when it launches.


Get to know glow squids in Minecraft's latest snapshot

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 21:51

It’s been years since I’ve played Minecraft on a regular basis but I still really enjoy when new features and creatures start showing up in game. Without fail, it means that the always creative Minecraft players will come up with unexpected ways to use them. The newest Minecraft snapshot adds some more parts of the upcoming Caves & Cliffs update including the pretty glow squids and their glowing ink.


Yes, Valve “definitely have games in development”, Gabe Newell says

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 20:09

While he’s spending quarantine in New Zealand, the national news channel has gotten Valve guy Gabe Newell to sit down and pointedly not answer some of his very favorite questions. They did their best to ask about all the games that end with threes, but Newell of course declined to say anything on the subject. He was willing to say that the company has games in development currently and also mentioned that launching Half-Life: Alyx had created the despire within the company to continue creating singleplayer games.


Skyrim modders are getting creative with this AI text to speech tool

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 19:22

The magic of AI-powered text to speech continues as Skyrim modders get their hands on an application that generates speech from text based on voice samples from Bethesda games. It’s already inspired a trailer with AI-only voice acting and a new mod that gives Skyrim characters lines to compliment your dragonborn’s naked figure. Oh, the things modders will do.


Cookie Run: Kingdom might be the cutest base builder on mobile

Pocket Tactics - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 18:46
 Kingdom might be the cutest base builder on mobile

Following up on games as popular as Ovenbreak and Cookie Run is no easy feat. The series is known for its cutesy characters, exciting runner action, and sense of fun, and while Devsisters' previously launched a third game with the match-3 puzzler Cookie Run: Puzzle World, its latest entry looks to be its biggest and best yet.

Cookie Run: Kindom takes much of what worked about its predecessors – the characters, charming visuals, and approachable gameplay– and brings them into a stylish RPG base builder.

You can expect to see plenty of returning cookies, as well as a host of fresh faces to collect, bringing the total number of characters to over 100. Assembling the ultimate cookie team should be one of your primary aims, but even the best squad requires a skilled commander who can hand out combat orders, trigger special abilities, and take down the trickiest of enemies.

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Terraria house – designs and requirements

Pocket Tactics - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 17:29
Terraria house – designs and requirements

One of the biggest challenges you'll face in Terraria is building the perfect house. Much like the game in general, part of what makes this so tricky is the sheer range of options available to you.

For starters, you have to decide what sort of house you want to build and which biome you want to reside within. Do you enjoy a chillier environment and some calming snowfall, or would you prefer a drier, warmer climate? The choice is in your hands – but it doesn't have to be an impossible one to make.

That's why we've compiled some of the neatest Terraria house designs out there, showing you basic starter houses, wild creations, and everything in between. This here guide will also fill you in on all the necessary Terraria house requirements that you need to know. So, whether you're a complete Terraria newbie or a hardened veteran, you're sure to find plenty of novel ideas and inspiration.

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Hades Ambrosia & Nectar guide: how to get Nectar and Ambrosia quickly

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 16:58

Hades Ambrosia and Nectar

Having played a fair bit of the godlike roguelite that is Hades, you may have found yourself wondering where you can get your hands on more Nectar, or even Ambrosia, Nectar’s rarer and more valuable cousin. Both these resources play a large part in forming deeper relationships with the various characters of the underworld. So in this guide to Ambrosia and Nectar in Hades, we’ll walk you through the best methods for gaining these resources, and what to do with them once you have them.


Hades God Mode and Hell Mode: how to make the game easier or harder

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 16:58

Hades God Mode and Hell Mode

If you’ve sunk any time at all into Hades, the magnificent roguelite from Supergiant Games (and our favourite game of 2020), you’ll know by now that it’s a pretty challenging game. But one size does not fit all, and Supergiant have given you the ability to make the game either easier or harder for yourself with the God Mode and Hell Mode settings. Learn everything you need to know by reading our Hades God Mode and Hell Mode guide below.


Hitman 3's progress migration site is down but Io Interactive are working on it

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 16:51

Launch day log in issues aren’t a thing I’d expect to hear about surrounding a single player stealth romp but hey, it’s 2021. There are no rules. Hitman 3 is out today and it seems that the website meant to import your prior hitmaning progress into the newest murder fest is having a bit of a struggle. That wouldn’t be so bad, except waiting to make that import is effectively keeping players from starting in on Hitman 3. Io Interactive say they’re on the case.


Terraria armor sets – crafting recipes, bonuses, and more

Pocket Tactics - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 16:45
Terraria armor sets – crafting recipes, bonuses, and more

If you're the sort of Terraria player that dispenses with all of that building nonsense to head out into the world and decimate the local population of monsters, you're going to need protection. That's where Terraria armor comes in. This nifty set of gear will protect you from monster's attacks, as well as provide you with bonus effects that can change how you play.

Now, there's an extensive amount of Terraria armor on offer, and you might even want to collect a bunch of different sets as your circumstances change. That's where we come in. We've created this guide to help you keep track of all of the armor sets in Terraria, including crafting recipes, drop locations, bonus effects, and more.

If you're just getting started with Terraria, we have a list of Terraria NPCs, which includes how to find them and keep them happy, as well as how to get yourself a pair of Terraria wings. Because who doesn't like a good old pair of wings?

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Among Us dev update explains why things are “taking so long”

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 16:44

Among Us

became a surprise smash hit in 2020. The hidden-role murder ’em up was originally released in 2018, and managed to burst its way to fame late last year thanks in large part to lots of Twitch streamers. Alas, this success brought with it a fair few challenges for the developers at Innersloth. Yesterday, they released a dev blog explaining why development and updates have been taking so long, and telling fans a bit about what’s been going on behind the scenes.


Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro review – the ultimate gaming earphones?

Pocket Tactics - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 16:08
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro review – the ultimate gaming earphones?

The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro packs a unique combination of gaming and audio credentials. Imagine a set of slightly cheaper (£200/$200) and platform-agnostic Apple AirPods Pro, but with additional gaming-focused features, and you won’t be far off the truth of the matter. They address a glaring flaw with the vast majority of wireless earphones: latency. Pop in your average set of wire-free buds, and the chances are you’ll notice a clear lag between the action occurring on screen and the resulting sound playing in your ears.

Razer addressed this shortcoming with its first set of Hammerhead True Wireless, which utilised Bluetooth Low Latency technology. But they were otherwise pretty basic, lacking proper sound isolation and active noise cancellation (ANC). The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro has got the same low-latency credentials as its predecessor, but it comes with proper squishy earpieces, ANC, and sharp THX-tuned sound. The results are very impressive indeed.

Razer hasn’t tried anything fancy with the design of its earbuds, sticking with the AirPods Pro blueprint. You get small barrel-shaped earpieces with faintly oval in-ear buds, and long stalks that drop down over the side of your ears. They’re more functional than stylish, with a splash-resistant IPX4 rating.

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Win a copy of Football Manager 2021 Touch on Nintendo Switch!

Pocket Tactics - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 15:59
Win a copy of Football Manager 2021 Touch on Nintendo Switch!

Even though handheld platforms aren't always well suited for complex games, there are plenty of great sports management simulators on Android, iOS, and Switch. Whether we're talking about Motorsport Manager Mobile or the NBA 2K games, handheld has plenty to offer when it comes to sport.

One such title is the recently launched Football Manager 2021 Touch, a version of the newest instalment in the popular series launched specifically for handheld devices. Football Manager 2021 Touch simplifies the game's features, focusing on tactics and transfers, allowing you to play shorter and speedier seasons. It loses some depth in comparison to its PC counterpart, but the trade-off is a sports management sim that you can play anywhere, and that still captures the smart tactical play that the series is known for.

That's why this week we've partnered with Sega and Sports Interactive to give away some Switch copies of Football Manager 2021 Touch. So if you feel like playing a new sports management game, be sure to enter lower down the page!

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Hitman 3 on Switch features the entire World of Assassination trilogy

Pocket Tactics - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 15:33
Hitman 3 on Switch features the entire World of Assassination trilogy

Hitman 3 has finally arrived on Nintendo Switch today, delivering grisly shenanigans like only IO Interactive's Agent 47 can. This epic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy sees 47 venture out on another globetrotting, neck-snapping adventure through China, Germany, Argentina, the UK, and more.

You might have heard that the chameleon killer's latest adventure isn't in fact a native port on Switch – it instead works via the cloud. This means that very few concessions have been made to the core Hitman 3 experience, though you'll of course need a stable and speedy internet connection to see it at its best.

Thankfully, you can now test the game for a maximum of ten minutes in order to determine whether or not your connection is up to the challenge. If you do happen to take the plunge, you'll notice that Hitman 1 and Hitman 2 are available for purchase via the in-game store, making the entire World of Assassination trilogy playable on Nintendo Switch.

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Valve and five publishers fined €7.8 million for geo-blocking Steam keys

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 15:04

Valve and a handful of game publishers have landed themselves in hot water with the European Commision for geo-blocking Steam keys in certain regions in Europe. The Steam owners, along with Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media and ZeniMax (Bethesda’s parent company), have been collectively fined €7.8 million (around £6.9 million) for “breaching EU antitrust rules”.


King Piece codes – Beli, Gems, and Stat resets

Pocket Tactics - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 14:44
King Piece codes – Beli, Gems, and Stat resets

Want to sail the ocean and punch up some soldiers? Our list of King Piece codes is the perfect way to start this sea-faring pirate adventure. We've gathered together every current in-game freebie so you don't have to, whether we're talking beli to buy swords and fighting styles, or gems to purchase powerful devil fruit. We even have the odd stat reset knocking about the list in case you need to re-spec your character.

This is why King Piece codes are so useful, and can help you progress quicker through the game world. In case you didn't guess, King Piece is based on the long-running manga/anime One Piece, and channels the series' pirate vibes, letting you sail the ocean and explore new islands filled with quests and enemies. Just another example of a super popular anime-themed Roblox game.

If you find this article helpful, why not check out some of our other Roblox content? We also have lists for Shindo Life codesAnime Fighting Simulator codes, and All Star Tower Defense codes.

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Hitman 3 is out now

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 13:22

Ian Hitman silhouetted in Hitman 3 promo art.

Ian Hitman’s current trilogy of sandbox stealth-o-murder games wraps up today with Hitman 3, which launched just a few minutes ago. As he fights a vast conspiracy, he’ll do murders in new levels everywhere from England to Dubai, and get into a few of his trademark daft situations. One mission is just a murder mystery potentially starring Ian, an actual murderer, as the detective. Unfortunately, the promised ability for owners of the previous two games to connect and play them inside 3 is delayed.


AOC Agon AG273QZ review

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 13:00

A photo of the AOC Agon AG273QZ gaming monitor

Until recently, anyone looking to buy a 240Hz gaming monitor had to make do with a 1920×1080 resolution. That’s fine if you’re buying a screen that’s 24in or 25in in size, but when many 240Hz monitors stretch that resolution all the way to 27in, many of them become ill-suited to heavy desktop work due to their low pixel densities. Fortunately, the tide’s beginning to turn in this respect, as we’re now seeing an increasing number of 27in, 240Hz monitors with proper 2560×1440 resolutions – a much more agreeable figure for those after a screen that can pull double duties as a work and play monitor. The AOC Agon AG273QZ is one such gaming display, offering a slightly cheaper (and flatter) alternative to Samsung’s similarly-specced Odyssey G7.


Darkmoon Races is Hearthstone's first mini-expansion

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 12:35

Two paladins enjoy a day at the Darkmoon Faire.

Blizzard are shaking up Hearthstone’s update schedule with a crafty new strategy: big expansions that now spawn small expansions. The Darkmoon Races is the first of what they’ve dubbed ‘Mini-Sets’, which shuffles in some new additions to last year’s Madness At The Darkmoon Faire expansion. It contains 35 new cards and arrives tomorrow.