When Dragon Quest’s Hero was first detailed by director Masahiro Sakurai last month, some fans had a lot of concern about the character’s competitive viability. While some character incorporate random elements into their gameplay, Hero’s mechanics are a nod to Dragon Quest’s RPG mechanics and tend to center on a random number generator. The competitive
A friend from the midlands once lamented that she’d always lived there. How absurd it was to live on an island, but directly in the middle of it. I can now say, having lived in two coastal cities, that living on the edge of it is very much the same, except that there are much
Crying wolf Weird artsy games were once hard to find. The Path came out in early 2009, just as the indie game renaissance was kicking off, and although we’d seen games Trying To Say Something before, I hadn’t seen anything as experimental and dark and vague as this. You choose one of six girls (sisters?
There have been a lot of questions about the state of Anthem, Bioware’s multiplayer online shooter, since its release earlier this year. Those questions have only intensified as rumors of Bioware’s head studio in Edmonton has moved on to Dragon Age while shuffling the game off to Bioware Austin, under the watchful eyes of Chad
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time… The Stillness of the Wind looks like it should be the cosiest game in the history of forever. Composed of big, bright primary colours that look like they’ve been stitched together to form a warm, snuggly
When you hold on to one of the most popular licenses in the world, you tend to look for other licenses to combine it with. While there have always been Star Was lunch boxes, blankets, and of course toys, there has yet to be an official Barbie draped in the story from a long time
A people-chucking bigbot Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Mechwarrior? No, thank you. Transformers? No, sir. Heavy Gear? Not my stompy president. That’s correct, the super-sized mass-murdering robot of my desires is from Slave Zero. An absolutely mediocre action game, if my
Destiny franchise director Luke Smith has posted the first of three sprawling “director’s cut” write-ups commenting on the state of the game. In this first post, Smith reflects mostly on two of the three seasons from Destiny 2’s first year of annual past content, focusing on the latter two season, Season of the Drifter and Season
I have a great deal of love for Shadowrun. My background with its world actually comes from pen and paper roleplaying. My first ever Shadowrun character was a dwarf named Deter Pinklage who was a famous actor. I was fifteen at the time, you see, and hadn’t yet realised I wasn’t funny. After lots of
At E3 two years ago, developers at Mojang got on stage to announce a host of different Minecraft initiatives, such as an ambitious attempt to get every version of Minecraft into the same ecosystem. Snuck in between several of these announcements was the public reveal of what Mojang called the Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack,
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Spacebar: hammer out five drones. Page Up: slap down a refinery, place a bunker for protection. 2: Scout. Have a quick poke, pull back. Home: marines queued, rallied to the bunker. Spacebar: hammer out more drones.
Two NES games are joining the Switch Online service later this month. Kung-Fu Heroes, a top-down action title, and the side-scrolling Vice: Project Doom, will both be available for download for Nintendo Switch Online members starting August 21. A rewind feature is coming soon to Switch Online, which lets you retry a section of gameplay on demand.
Games with other people can be tiring, but games by yourself can be isolating. Games with other people. but separate from them, then, can be a lovely sweet spot somewhere in the middle, where you can run into moments of connection while being sheltered by asynchronicity. Library Of Babble is one of these, allowing you
PowerA, a video game peripheral manufacturer, has revealed an upcoming Spyro-themed Nintendo Switch controller that is now available for pre-order through Amazon. The controller, which releases on August 31 (just a few days before Spyro Reignited Trilogy comes to Switch), is officially licensed by Nintendo and gives players the ability to map controls to the two triggers on
Epic Games is facing a class-action lawsuit following a security breach that may have allowed hackers to gain access to personal information of Epic Games account holders in 2018. Just another Friday in the 21st century. The suit, which Polygon reports was filed by lawfirm Franklin D. Azar & Associates and comprises over 100 class
From Software’s latest title has been out for just over four months, and has sold 3.8 million copies of the game to retailers, according to Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad. While this doesn’t account for some copies still sitting on store shelves, it also doesn’t account for digital sales, so in total there may be
A tournament for cartoony battle royale game Apex Legends – which was scheduled to air this weekend on ABC and ESPN – has been postponed in light of the recent US shootings. The decision to pull the weekend broadcast was confirmed to RPS by an ESPN spokesperson, who tells us the tournament will now be
Harvest Moon: Mad Dash is a different take on Harvest Moon as it switches up the regular tone of the series to make the gameplay more frantic and puzzling. Players can experience the game solo or with friends milking, fishing, and harvesting to complete levels. They can also work throughout various environments such as the farm, beach,
Remedy is slowly but surely revealing more and more about its upcoming title Control. But don’t get your hopes up too much, the studio is still reveling in the mystery. Up on the Twitter account for Control, the developer is releasing a series of small teasers for the game. As we get closer to the release
I’m pretty sure each and every game developer in the world has considered making a game that exists within an unnecessarily large city. There are abandoned hard-drives, rammed with sketches and docs about making an open world and letting the player traverse it, taking missions that spill across streets and alleys and into tower blocks.
Hello! Gera here. I have been given the keys to RPS HQ while Alice takes her usual evening sabbatical into the Rock Paper Sensory Deprivation tank where she goes to ruminate on the day’s news. In the meantime I am using my newfound power like anybody would, which is by making many tiny yet still
If you’re a digital subscriber to our magazine, you can now learn all about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Following last week’s cover reveal, our digital issue is now live on web browsers, iPad/iPhone and Android devices to subscribers. Individual issue will be available for purchase later today. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) have leaked over six thousand more names and personal details from members of the games media than was previously thought, the company confirmed to Rock Paper Shotgun. In addition to the 2025 journalists, bloggers, analysts, and streamers whose physical addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail handles were made public in last
New details about Pokémon Sword and Shield are coming on August 7 at 6:00 a.m. PT, according to a recent tweet from the official Pokémon account. It’s unclear if this is being positioned as a Pokémon Direct, or if it is going to be something different. Pokémon Sword and Shield are coming to Switch on
What exactly has happened to the world of Backland isn’t your concern. You just have to figure out how to sneak around and light up the five beacons that will signal an escape ship to come get you the hell out of here. Complicating matters, though, are the angry robot guards, intermittent acid rain, and
In an interview with Inverse, screenwriter Jac Schaefferis said the upcoming Black Widow film would feature more intimate, close-quarters combat than previous films. According to Schaefferis, this is in order to stay true to Black Widow’s character. While Avenger Natasha Romonaff lacks Captain Marvel’s powers of flight, Thor’s hammer, or Iron Man’s suit, she is a highly
You know that feeling where you’re not quite sure what’s going on, but you’re happy to be here anyway? That’s the impression I get from the trailer for The Sojourn, a pretty puzzly thing that’s scheduled to come out in a couple of months. I don’t exactly know what kind of tasks it’ll be asking
If you attend E3 as someone writing or making video content about the conference, chances are you’ll need to apply for a media badge with the event’s organizer, The Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The process includes putting down your phone number, address (physical and email), and several other bits of personal information. Over 2,000 people who went through that process
It feels like only yesterday that Half-Life remake Black Mesa was a joke. The highest-profile vaporware of the Source modding community. That thing had been milling around since 2005. Nobody thought it would ever actually come out. I remember feeling properly shook when eventually did in 2012, seven years later. Except, it wasn’t exactly done.
If you miss the killers from Dead By Daylight, you can never be without one again. Gecco’s newest figure, standing 360mm tall, is a Dead By Daylight statue for the killer “The Wraith.” Gecco is promising a Dead By Daylight series of statues, beginning with the killer The Wraith, featuring his iconic weapon “Azarov’s Skull”