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Cyber-ninja slasher Ghostrunner 2 debuts first trailer and a speedy new motorbike

Ghostrunner’s mix of wall-running and ninja-slashing made enough of a splash to warrant a sequel. Ghostrunner 2 was first teased two years ago, but tonight’s PlayStation Showcase gave us our first proper look at the follow-up. It has all the slicing, dodging, and parkour that you would expect from a sequel about a cyberpunk ninja, but this time some speedy vehicles join the party too. Read more

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The RPS Selection Box: Liam’s bonus games of the year 2022

Oh. OK. I guess it’s time for me to publicly confess which games I voted for in this year’s advent calendar but that didn’t get it, and without the usual protection of anonymity granted by group lists. Listen: please don’t judge me. I just want to say that up top before you find out where I live and start sending me pizzas or something. I am fallible. You cut me, I bleed red. I put my bread in the toaster one slice at a time. Anyway, with that out the way, here’s a list of things I liked this year…

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Petting dogs in games is old news: in boomer shooter Ripout, you can pet your gun

Novelty guns are ten a penny in games these days, but Ripout’s living ‘pet gun’ is something really special. Ripout’s standout feature is not the retro-future 80’s aesthetic. It’s not the excellent gunplay, or the way little aliens that scurry around its industrial spaceships before attaching themselves to bigger aliens and coming to kill you. It’s not the looter shooter aspiration, nor is it the rogue-like setup of its levels. No, it’s the gun. Your gun. Your pet gun. That’s right, your gun is alive – and it’s not something incessant and irritating like your Johnson in Shadows of the…

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Ripout is a co-op horror FPS that’s a bit like a roguelike Doom 3

Over the past few weeks I’ve sampled so many retro-styled FPSes, I’d class it as a form of training. I’m now attuned to their look, their pacing, their good and bad points. So, it came as no surprise when I found myself testing out the closed alpha of yet another of their ilk: Ripout, an upcoming sci-fi horror FPS that’s very Doom 3. What’s nice is that vidbud Liam joined me! Both because he’s a fan of the FPS genre and to be present with a jar in hand, lest I crumbled into dust. Thankfully this didn’t happen and we…

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Throwback fantasy FPS Graven has launched in early access

Throwback FPS and RPG hybrid Graven has summoned itself an early access launch. Co-publishers 3D Realms and 1C call it “a marriage between modern development tools and techniques with a stark late 90s aesthetic”. It does actually look nicer than the old shooters it was partially inspired by, but it sure does look how I think I remember them. It’s even planning for online and split screen co-op later in development. If you’re hungry for a spot of first person spell-slinging and puzzle solving and crossbow shooting, it’s just launched in early access. Read more

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Ghostrunner free and paid DLC drops today, physical edition coming to Switch

A free game mode and the paid Metal Ox Pack for Ghostrunner were released today.Today’s new content for the first-person cyberpunk parkour action Ghostrunner includes the free update Kill Run Mode.In Kill Run Mode, players slay enemies to add seconds to the timer, dash through sections in Dharma Tower as quickly as possible, and hit new heights on the leaderboards. Players can also capture photos with Photo Mode.Watch on YouTubePaid content consists of the Metal Ox Pack, which celebrates the Year of the Ox with four new swords and gloves modeled after the Confucian principles and virtues of benevolence, justice,…

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Ghostrunner development roadmap outlines both free and premium content

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 1 April 2021 17:59 GMT A look at the development roadmap for cyberpunk action-slasher Ghostrunner has been released.The roadmap for Ghostrunner shows both free and premium content coming to the game.The advanced look at development follows 505 Games’ recent acquisition of the Ghostrunner IP from Polish publisher All in Games and the launch of the game on Amazon Luna.You can look forward to two new game modes coming to the game on all platforms in spring, including Kill Run Mode. In this mode, you have a limited time to complete levels. Photo Mode is also coming…

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505 Games purchases Ghostrunner IP for €5 million

All in Games has sold the Ghostrunner IP to the game’s co-publisher 505 Games.Developed by One More Level, 3D Realms, and Slipgate Ironworks, Ghostrunner is a cyberpunk parkour game that released last fall on PC and consoles.Co-published by Polish-based company All in Games and 505 Games, the former has retained the right to participate in the profits generated by the game. 505 acquire the rights to the Ip for €5 million ($5.8 million).“When All in! Games were acquiring the IP of the game, 505 Games was also interested in the purchase, but in the initial stage of our cooperation, we…

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Gearbox settles Duke Nukem music lawsuit with Bobby Prince

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:41 GMT Gearbox has resolved yet another load of legal drama related to the shooter series.Gearbox Software has settled a legal dispute with Duke Nukem 3D composer Bobby Prince.In a press release, the studio said that it had settled the matter, but didn’t go into any detail about what this involved.This follows Prince filing a lawsuit against Gearbox in 2019 over the studio using his music “without obtaining a license” for the 2016 release, Duke Nukem 3D World Tour. Earlier this year, Gearbox – who bought the Duke Nukem IP from Apogee Software…

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Ghostrunner releases in October, new demo coming soon

Ghostrunner, the first-person cyberpunk parkour action game will be released in October, and there’s a new demo coming soon.Ghostrunner will come to PS4, Xbox One, and on PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG on October 27.The PC version supports RTX Ray Tracing.There is also a private beta which you can sign up for by joining the game’s Discord server and submitting an application.The companies also announced an updated free demo of Ghostrunner will arrive on Steam for PC on September 29.If you are unfamiliar with the game, here’s the synopsis:After a cataclysmic event, the remnants of humanity dwell within…

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3D Realms announce Graven, a fantasy FPS loosely inspired by Hexen 2

Swords and sorcerers will collide with a big wet thunk in Graven, a retro-styled fantasy FPS announced over the weekend by co-publishers 3D Realms and 1C. They claim it’s a “spiritual successor to Hexen 2”, with puzzles, monsters, “open-ended regions” to explore without waypoints directing you, and all sorts of stabby and zappy weapons. It’s being made by Slipgate Ironworks, who did 2013’s Rise Of The Triad remake and the dire Bombshell. The game’s not out until 2021 but they have shared big lumps of gameplay to watch for now. (more…)