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These are your 25 favourite space games of all time

Earlier this month, we asked you to vote for your favourite space games of all time, and man alive did you lot come out swinging for this. Hundreds and hundreds of votes have been beamed in over the last few weeks, resulting in an overwhelming favourite that was (no word of a lie) several thousand points ahead of its nearest rival. Not hundreds. Thousands. When you see it, you’ll probably go, ‘Of course, of course that’s number one!’ but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Come and find out what other games made the cut as we count down your…

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Destiny 2 August Showcase to reveal the epic conclusion to The Light and Darkness Saga – The Final Shape

Bungie will host a Destiny 2 Showcase event on August 22 where it will fully reveal The Final Shape. The Final Shape is a working title subject to change, and is the eighth expansion for Destiny 2, and twelfth overall in the Destiny franchise. Check out the teaser trailer for Destiny 2: The Final Shape. The expansion will be the final content pack for The Light and Darkness Saga, where all events come to a head. As you see in the teaser video, everyone’s favorite Hunter, Cayde-6, makes a cameo and is once again portrayed by actor Nathan Fillion. Showcase…

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It won’t matter one bit, but the PlayStation Showcase left me concerned about the PS5’s future

Spider-Man 2 and a love of the PlayStation brand means this won’t matter to most, but from my point of view, Sony fluffed this big time. I didn’t watch the PlayStation Showcase live for a number of boring reasons (one involves projectile vomiting, if you must know), but I watched it as if live this morning hoping a string of exciting announcements would lift my dreary bones. My bones were not lifted. In fact they spontaneously moved to form the exact pose of the shrug emoji. If this was Sony’s big showcase for PS5 this year – its “E3 moment”…

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Now you can play Doom over teletext

Add another one to the list of weird and delightful ways to play ye olde Doom: teletext. A new mod converts Doom to a teletext signal, letting you play the seminal shooter rendered in blocky teletext art on a telly. You can even control it with your TV remote. Have a look in the video below! I really, really like the smiley face replacing Doomguy’s gurn. Read more

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RPS Time Capsule: the games worth saving from 2003

Welcome back to another RPS Time Capsule. I will age a thousand years by writing this next sentence, but today we’re casting our minds back to twenty years ago, excavating our personal favourite games from the actually quite good year of 2003. Yep, instant wrinkles like I’ve just been caught in a Death Stranding rain shower. I better finish this introduction quickly before I disintegrate to a pile of dust – much like all the other games from this year that didn’t make it into this year’s Time Capsule. Come and find out which ones we’ve decided to save below….

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What’s the best game that’s uncomfortably pro-monarchy? The Best Games Ever Show Episode 50

Hey fellas, is it royalist to build an entire artistic medium around individual power fantasies? Welcome to the Best Games Ever Show episode 50: The best game that is uncomfortably pro-monarchy. Video games are absurdly monarchist. Nintendo’s biggest franchises both have you running around after a princess. Final Fantasy is littered with royals showing up as quest givers, party members, and protagonists. Fable III is entirely about seizing your divine right to rule, and leads to an infamous sequence where you are tasked with deciding the fate of the kingdom through a series of binary decisions: the point of the…

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Activision once again confirms a “full” premium Call of Duty game is coming later this year

Activision has reiterated that it will not, in fact, end the year without a full Call of Duty release. Despite reports to the contrary, Activision is moving ahead with the usual plan to release a premium, “full” Call of Duty game this year. Although the publisher revealed practically zero information about the game, it did confirm that it’s happening. As part of Avtivision’s Q1 2023 financial results, the publisher said to expect the game “later this year,” alongside Warzone Mobile. Some believe it did. Although we used to learn about the yearly Call of Duty releases by now or even…

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Activision Blizzard saw an uptick in Q1 2023 revenue thanks to big-name games

Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Diablo, Overwatch, and WoW helped drive growth. Activision Blizzard has released its financial report for the first quarter ending March 31, 2023. For the period, the company reported net revenues of $2.38 billion (up 35%), compared to $1.77 billion during Q1 2022. Net revenues from digital channels were $2.16 billion. Diablo 4 in-game intro cinematic. For the first quarter, the net amount of products and services sold digitally or sold-in physically (net bookings) grew 26% year-over-year (yoy) to $1.86 billion. In-game net bookings were $1.29 billion. For the company as a whole, first-quarter income grew…

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s week-long multiplayer trial kicks off today with 10 maps and 12 modes

You can play multiplayer in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 free for a limited time starting today through April 26. This means you can participate in 2v2 with the return of Gunfight, jump into the multiplayer map Pelayo’s Lighthouse, and gain access to other classic maps and modes. In Gunfight, you team up in 2v2 and try to make the most of the randomized Loadouts to overcome the enemy duo. The first squad to win six rounds of combat is the winning duo. Gunfight launches with four, all available as part of the Free Access experience. Warzone 2.0 players…

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European Commission postpones decision on approving Activision Blizzard acquisition until May 22

The decision was original scheduled for April 25. The European Commission will decide on whether to approve or deny Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard on May 22. Originally scheduled for April, the decision was delayed so that the commission is able to review more feedback from Microsoft’s rivals and customers before deciding one way or the other, per Reuters. Season 02 Reloaded – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2.0 This will also give Microsoft time to offer its games and Activision Blizzard titles to other services. It most recently made a deal with streaming companies Boosteroid and…

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Microsoft is “confident” that Call of Duty can be optimised for the Switch

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority previously wrote there was no guarantee it would be possible even with Nintendo and Microsoft’s recent deal. In part of its bid to acquire Activision Blizzard, Microsoft has told the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that it’s “confident” Call of Duty can run on Switch. Microsoft is obviously putting the work in to make sure its deal to acquire Activision Blizzard will go through. Part of convincing all the relevant parties that it doesn’t want to harm competition has been by signing deals like it has with Nintendo, where the two companies agreed…

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Looks like we’re getting a Call of Duty in 2023 after all

What started out as a paid expansion for Modern Warfare 2 is now the next game. Activision will not skip out on shipping a premium Call of Duty game in 2023 as originally thought. This is according to a Bloomberg report which states Call of Duty 2023 will be “an extension” of Modern Warfare 2, per sources familiar with the matter. The game will reportedly bring over maps and modes from the current game; however, plans are also subject to change. Warzone 2 New Map – Ashika Island | Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 Originally, the plan was to release…

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 Season 2 kicks off February 15

Lots of “2’s” in that headline. Season 2 kicks off next week in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0. The Season comes with the new map Ashika Island, sees the return of Resurgence, and includes a new Exclusion Zone, Ranked Play, additional multiplayer maps, and more. Resurgence Returns on New Map Ashika Island – Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 In Warzone 2, the new map Ashika Island is a centuries-old village under siege by Shadow Company forces. There are seven points of interest to explore and have you navigating around a shipwreck, ruins, a modern town center,…

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

These honourable mentions lists are a lovely little wrap up of games we couldn’t squeeze into the 2022 Advent Calendar, and mine is also a useful reminder that I didn’t just spend the entire year playing Elden Ring. Lots of time was spent as a lowly tarnished, getting smacked around by big fucken madlads with a dragon for an arm, sure. But I also got lost in a thrilling narrative adventure, laughed at flatulent renditions of our national anthem, swept up loot in Al Mazrah, and became enamoured with a lil gator. Here’s to 2022, everyone. Read more

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FTC seeks to block Microsoft from acquiring Activision Blizzard alleging it will suppress competition

It believes the acquisition would give Microsoft the “means and motive to harm competition.” The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking to block Microsoft from acquiring Activision Blizzard. An independent agency of the US government, the FTC alleges the $69 billion deal would enable Microsoft to suppress competitors to its Xbox gaming consoles. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – PC Trailer In a complaint issued December 8, the FTC pointed to Microsoft’s “record of acquiring and using valuable gaming content to suppress competition from rival consoles.” The agency specifically called out Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax, Bethesda’s parent company, and…