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Have You Played… Space Haven?

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Thu, 05/06/2021 - 07:30

It’s the science fiction fan’s equivalent of “what’s the deal with airline food” to point out that nobody on Star Trek ever seems to take a dump, but it’s still an observation worth making, from time to time. Space is an offensively difficult place for humans to live, after all - if we want to survive there, there’s a dizzying number of biological needs we have to cater to. And that includes wee and poo. As unheroic as toilets might seem, it’s chilling to think how grim a space habitat would become, and how quickly, without them. I salute Space Haven, then - an early access “colony sim” in a similar vein to Rimworld - for making bogs mandatory, aboard whichever ship you choose to construct with your crew of deep space oafs.

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Demeo

Metacritic PC - Thu, 05/06/2021 - 07:00
RPG fans, unite… in virtual reality. A dark force has taken over the underworld in Resolution Games’ upcoming RPG dungeon crawler, Demeo, and it’s a world you’re not likely to survive alone.

Publisher: Resolution Games

Release Date: May 06, 2021

Biomutant still looks slick as heck in its new action-y gameplay video

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 21:45

The list of lovely looking action-y games I was looking forward to this month took a big hit when Deathloop got delayed, but thank goodness action cat RPG Biomutant is still coming. I'd worry that I've jinxed it now, but today's new gameplay and character creator videos have me feeling pretty confident that Expreiment 101 aren't going to pull a last-minute emergency delay. Biomutant still looks slick as heck and it's launching later this month.

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Biomutant still looks slick as heck in its new action-y gameplay video

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 21:45

The list of lovely looking action-y games I was looking forward to this month took a big hit when Deathloop got delayed, but thank goodness action cat RPG Biomutant is still coming. I'd worry that I've jinxed it now, but today's new gameplay and character creator videos have me feeling pretty confident that Expreiment 101 aren't going to pull a last-minute emergency delay. Biomutant still looks slick as heck and it's launching later this month.

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Here's how to get 4 months of Game Pass Ultimate for £20 / $30

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 21:17

Microsoft's Game Pass Ultimate service is a great way to unlock over a hundred games for PC and Xbox, and current subscribers can now pick up a four-month subscription for just £20 / $30 - which is £13 / $15 less than the list price for a three-month sub. Here's how it works.

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Humble Bundle apologize and bring back charitable donation sliders

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 19:39

Late last month, Humble Bundle announced that they would be removing the sliders from their store that let customers choose how much of a purchase would go to charity. It effectively capped the possible charitable percentage to 15%, which was certainly an odd choice for a storefront whose main appeal is giving to charity. Customers and developers promptly expressed disapproval of that decision, so now Humble are rolling back that change and will be "exploring different approaches to the sliders and how splits work".

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Take 20% off monitors, gaming laptops and more with this Ebay code

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 19:05

Ebay are running one of their perennial 20% off promotions at the moment, making it a good time to get games, peripherals or PC hardware below the normal going rate.

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Tactical Breach Wizards summons another trailer and beta test

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 18:37

Turn-based spell slinging game Tactical Breach Wizards is summoning another beta test that you may be able to get yourself access to. Even if you don't, there's a nice chunk of updated tactical magic fights to see in the new trailer. I still rather enjoy the slapstick quality of wizards who, armed with all sorts of magical spells, will result to hurling baddies out of windows. It's looking neat as ever.

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The next Hitman 3 update will come with a PVC peacock outfit

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 16:29

I haven’t had the time to shift my mental furniture around to accommodate Hitman 3, yet. It seems like an undertaking that requires some serious focus, and right now I’m too busy playing Overwatch and watching Prodigal Son. So I confess I didn’t know that the game’s seasons were themed according to the deadly sins, which really confused me when I saw what he was wearing for the 'Pride' update. I’ve never even seen a PVC peacock suit before.

I can’t even be accused of exaggerating. Look! That’s a peacock outfit, made entirely out of non-peacock materials. The lights really do bounce off that polished three-piece, which seems entirely antithetical to 47's skulking lifestyle.

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Fantasy city builder Distant Kingdoms launches into early access

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 16:06

Humans have had their day in the city builder sun, so Distant Kingdoms is making way for fantasy folks such as dwarves and elves and orcs and all. Except none of them can get along, so the gods have banished them all from their homes and forced them to rebuild. No lovely castles for you until you decide to behave. Distant Kingdoms has just launched into early access with two maps and four races to choose from while it works to add a full campaign and modding support.

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Valkyrie's ultimate is accidentally dragging Apex Legends players under the map

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 16:00

Ah, I do so love a fresh new glitch with the latest season of my favourite battle royale. Apex Legends' ninth season, Legacy, launched last night, and it came with its fair share of server woes. Those are mostly dealt with, but now players have had a chance to try out the new character Valkyrie, and some of them are finding her abilities have some interesting (read: completely broken) combos with other Legends. Namely, her ultimate keeps throwing her terrified squadmates under the map.

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Back 4 Blood’s card system crafts classes and chaos

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:33

Though Left 4 Dead 2 still exists, and has a reasonably healthy if sodium-infused community, it’s still stuck in its 2009 ways. It's exciting, but it lacks proper personalisation. Back 4 Blood, the spiritual successor from the original-ish developers of L4D, is fully embracing 2021 by letting players and the AI game director throw down some game-changing cards before each battle.

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Summoners War: Lost Centuria coupon codes – free goodies

Pocket Tactics - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:23
 Lost Centuria coupon codes – free goodies

Summoners War: Lost Centuria is the latest entry in the long-running gacha series that arguably created the genre. Rather than rest on its laurels and simply update the formula with snazzy new visuals, publisher Com2Us has ripped up the rulebook to create an innovative and competitive PvP experience that plays out entirely in real-time.

Think Clash Royale meets Summoners War and you're along the right lines. You create a party of heroes that you unlock via summoning, then send them out into battle against a live opponent. Your team will automatically attack, though you can step in at any moment and manually fire off special skills that provide various different effects. If your opponent gets in first, you can use a skill immediately after to potentially counter their move entirely.

It's a challenging experience for sure, and we recommend checking out our Summoners War: Lost Centuria tier list to ensure that you select the very best heroes for your team. Then, read on below to redeem the latest Summoners War: Lost Centuria coupon codes for freebies that can give you a competitive advantage.

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Pathfinder: Wrath Of The Righteous launches this September

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:17

Ah, autumn. Crunchy leaves, snuggly jumpers, and the sort of weather that makes you want to cosy up with a good tabletop RPG - or a digital adaptation of a tabletop RPG, I suppose. Owlcat Games are pandering to my ideal autumn evening by giving Pathfinder: Wrath Of The Righteous a September 2nd release date. There's also a second beta available right now for Kickstarter backers too, so they can try out some new quests and systems before the game's full launch.

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Anime series Made In Abyss is coming to Nintendo Switch as an RPG

Pocket Tactics - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:16
Anime series Made In Abyss is coming to Nintendo Switch as an RPG

Spike Chunsoft has just announced a popular anime and manga series is making its way to the Nintendo Switch in 2022. Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness is a 3D action RPG with an original story that makes it something fresh for long-time fans. The game is said to take place mere days after Riko and Reg leave for the abyss.

It's also set to release on PS4 and Steam, and luckily for English-speaking fans, Spike Chunsoft has confirmed that Made In Abyss is also heading to North America and Europe. For those of you who just so happen to be in Europe, you can pick up a physical copy from Numskull Games.

Unfortunately, we still have to wait until sometime in 2022 to get our hands on a copy of Made In Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness. However, we will make sure you are kept up to date with the latest news relating to the game and its upcoming release date.

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Resident Evil Village is one of the best ray tracing games yet

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:05

Ray tracing might be the big, hot graphics tech of 2021, but of all the ray tracing games that have come to PC so far, only a handful of them have actually blown me away in the old graphics department. I can count the number of games worth buying a ray tracing-capable graphics card for on a single hand - Control, Metro Exodus, Cyberpunk 2077, Minecraft at a push - but the good news is that we can now add Resident Evil Village to that exclusive list, as Capcom's latest survival horror game really capitalises on its atmospheric lighting to make it one of the best ray tracing games yet.

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Resident Evil Village review: an excellent first half

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:00

Resident Evil Village is a blended smoothie of horror, one that covers a spectrum of flavours to suit various tastes. Those first couple of sips are delightfully complex. Dark and brooding. But as you drain the glass, it begins to taste a bit too fiery, a bit too wild, until you can't taste anything. In fact, it's spilled all over your shirt. Again?! Urgh, this happened last time.

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Resident Evil Village Review -- Shapeshifter

Gamespot Reviews - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:00

Over its 25-year history, the Resident Evil series has continually changed and evolved, like a mad scientist who injects himself with a questionable bio-weapon, mutating into something new every time he shows up. For the most part, those evolutions have been fascinating recombinations of elements as Resident Evil tries different mixes of survival-horror and action gameplay. With Resident Evil 7, Capcom swung for the fences with a first-person perspective, a narrower scope, and more horror-focused gameplay. Resident Evil Village evolves that idea to make something that feels very different from its predecessor, but which is just as engaging.

Though the perspective and mechanical underpinnings are the same, Village branches off in its own direction from RE7, capturing some of the things that were great about that game while resisting the impulse to retread the same ground. While it's still frightening at points, it takes a less horror-driven tack on the same underlying first-person formula. Village continues to evolve Resident Evil while maintaining a keen grasp on some of its core tenets, finding new ways (or reviving old ones) of getting under your skin and ratcheting up the tension.

As has been pretty clear for a while now, Resident Evil Village is Resident Evil 7 through the lens of Resident Evil 4. When the latter was released way back in 2005, it significantly revamped what the franchise had been up to that point, swapping the earlier games' slower, survival-horror focus for a more fast-paced action approach. RE4 was scary because you were being overwhelmed by enemies, backed into corners, and chased by madmen wielding chainsaws. It traded darkened corridors and jump scares for adrenaline-fueled panic.

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Pokémon Go event – Luminous Legends X event

Pocket Tactics - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 14:20
Pokémon Go event – Luminous Legends X event

Pokémon Go event is a regular occurrence these days, with something new happening pretty much every week. If you're a big fan of the location-based monster collector, then there's very little reason to ever not be playing, whether it's participating in Raid Hour, Community Day, Go Fest 2020, or the smaller events that take place in between.

Now, while this is a positive, as you've always got something to do to keep you busy, there's a downside to it as well, as it's really difficult to keep on top of everything that's happening to Pokémon Go in any given moment. But that's where we come in. We want to make your life much easier by providing a nice, chronological list of each upcoming Pokémon Go event you can participate in.

So please find that below. We also keep a list of the most recent Pokémon Go news, every single recent Pokémon Go update, so you can check the latest patch notes at a glance, and we've put together a complete Pokémon Go raids guide, which will help when it comes to participating in Raid Hours.

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Summoners War: Lost Centuria review – deep and demanding

Pocket Tactics - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 14:17
 Lost Centuria review – deep and demanding

Summoners War: Lost Centuria is one of those games that gets its complexity out of the way before you've even got to the action. It's a strategic, team-building RPG that's all about walking into the arena with the most powerful monsters at your beck and call. While you'll definitely have seen a lot of what it has to offer before, it serves up a few novel twists to keep things fresh.

There's a story here about conquest, creatures, and evil forces, but –for the most part – you likely won't pay a whole lot of attention to it. The game's single-player portions aren't its focus; in fact, it takes a few PvP battles to even unlock any solo content at all.

Instead, your focus here is placed on collecting and equipping the most powerful team of fighters you can. There are different roles to fill, from heavy-hitting attackers to support characters and HP-packed behemoths who are designed to soak up damage. As you might imagine, the key here is balance.

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