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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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Diablo 4 hotfix 1.02 introduces balance changes, increases endgame difficulty

Nerf hammer applied to Barbarian, Rogue, and Sorcerer. Blizzard has issued a hotfix for Diablo 4, and while it’s a small update, it makes some notable changes. One of the main changes with hotfix 1.02 pertains to endgame. Diablo 4 Debate: Does it NEED to be an open world MMO? This is noted under Miscellaneous, which states that monster health values have increased in later World Tiers. In other words, expect monsters to be harder as you move toward the endgame. Other changes in the hotfix have to do with class cooldowns. For the Sorcerer, a nerf has been made…

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Can bad games have good sequels?

In contrast to Hollywood, videogames usually improve with every iteration. The Best Games Ever Show Episode 54 Welcome to the Best Games Ever show Episode 54: the best game that’s a sequel to a bad game. Because we live in a meritocracy, rubbish things never get sequels. Except we don’t live in a meritocracy, we live in hell, and therefore rubbish things often get nine sequels and a spin-off TV show while good things are busy getting rejected in board rooms. Such is life. But it’s not necessarily a bad thing, because every now and then, sequels far outstrip their…

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Chat about Citizen Sleeper with us in RPS Game Club today

It’s time for the next gathering of the RPS Game Club! From 4pm BST today, June 2nd, we’ll be chatting about all things Citizen Sleeper – your favourite moments, your most heart-breaking questlines, and lots more. We’ve been having a swell time revisiting one of our favourite games from last year for this month’s Game Club, and we hope you’ve had fun playing it as well. So why not come and join in the discussion? See you at 4pm sharp! Read more

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How claymation, an X-COM screenshot and a Justice League tie-in game brought us Diablo

David Brevik, now the president of Skystone Games, did not expect to encounter a doppelganger when he arrived at Chicago’s Consumer Electronic Show in the summer of 1994. He’d come to the tech expo with Condor, a studio he’d co-founded only a few months prior, to show off Justice League: Task Force. A humble fighting game in the vein of Street Fighter, it was given a small demo booth and placed next to another game that featured a cast of superheroes, a strikingly similar visual style and, much to Brevik’s surprise, the very same name. Without their knowing, Condor were…

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Forget about spending real money on Diablo 4 in-game cosmetics, get real clothes instead

Forget dumping your cash into Activision Blizzard’s questionable in-game cosmetics and nab yourself some nice IRL threads instead. It should be no surprise to you, at this point, that Diablo 4 will feature microtransactions. Per Kegan Clark, Blizzard’s director of product for the game, Diablo 4 will be “a full-price game with a Cosmetics Shop and Battle Pass—none of which provide any pay-for-power options”. Much like Overwatch 2 from 2022, then, but we’re all hoping that Diablo isn’t quite as much of a mess as that peculiar launch. Did Diablo 4 really have to be open world? Lovely little details….

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Diablo 4 early access launch wasn’t a complete disaster

As much as we like to call out terrible live game launches, we should also point out when things work as expected. After years of anticipation, Diablo 4 finally launched. Well, only the early access launch for players who opted for the more expensive Deluxe, and Ultimate Editions of the game. Still, as the first time the full (paid) game is available to play, it’s important for the launch to go smooth. Diablo 4 is an always-online game launching on all three major platforms, so the stakes are high. A not-very-brief Diablo 4 chat with Connor, and myself. While the…

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Indiescovery Episode 11: Our favourite indie games of 2023 so far

Somehow it’s June already, which means it’s time for the Indiescovery crew to suppress our existential dread at the fleetingness of existence and take a look at our favourite indie games from the first (almost) half of 2023! Don’t worry, we very quickly realise that June has such a slammed line-up we can probably give it a best-games episode all of its own to make up for the fact that we tackled this topic a bit early. Listen and subscribe via your podcast provider of choice! Find us on RSS feed, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Amazon Music,…

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Final Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak digital event set for June 7

Capcom will host the final Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak digital event next week. It asks players to tune in to find out what’s coming in the Bonus Update, followed by a developer roundtable where the team will reflect on bringing Rise and Sunbreak to life. The digital show will kick off at 7am PT, 10am ET, 3pm UK on June 7. Sunbreak, a major paid expansion to Monster Hunter Rise, was released for PC and Switch in June 2022 and added new armor, monsters, quests, story elements, weapons, and a more difficult Master Rank. It also brought the Palamute, a…

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Pokemon Go Community Day unleashes dragon-sized adventure on June 10

Evolve Axew into Fraxure and the rather cool Haxorus next week. Cutie Patootie Axew heads up the next Pokemon Go Community Day, and you can catch oodles of them next weekend on June 10. The Dragon-type Tusk Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild, and if you’re lucky, you might even catch a shiny. If you evolve Axew into its first evolution Fraxure into the final form Haxorus during the event or up to five hours afterward, the Pokemon will know the Charged Attack Breaking Swipe. Breaking Swipe will provide 50 power and is guaranteed to lower the opponent’s…

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Retro RPGs meet the world of pro wrestling in WrestleQuest, releasing this August

The world of pro wrestling slams into an SNES-era RPG with WrestleQuest, which now has a release date of August 8th. Inspired by the older Final Fantasies and Dragon Questies, you’ll be engaging in turn-based brawls and running around in magical pixel realms. But unlike those games, you’ll climb the wrestling ladder from fresh-faced rookie to world champ – instead of the usual RPG trope where you go from a village’s rat-killer to the universe’s god-killer. Watch WrestleQuest’s latest trailer below: Read more

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We should all be very thankful we never got a rumoured Elden Ring season pass

Elden Ring’s DLC could’ve looked a lot different. Elden Ring | FromSoftware First reported by the folk over at Twisted Voxel, a rumour surrounding the long-awaited Elden Ring DLC has emerged. Supposedly, the Elden Ring DLC revealed on Twitter earlier this year – Shadow of the Erdtree – was to initially launch as a a ‘season pass’ comprised of two DLCs. ELDEN RING is our actual GOTY, and honestly? Nothing else comes close. The season pass concept was reportedly scrapped by FromSoftware, which favoured a larger, single expansion in the form of Shadow of the Erdtree. We also got a…

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The Witcher 3 has sold over 50M copies: legendary saga among the best-selling games of all time

CD Projekt Red has announced the lastest sales figure for The Wither 3, and it’s a big number. According to the studio, the game has sold over 50 million copies worldwide, making it the ninth best-selling game of all time behind Red Dead Redemption 2. Minecraft is at the top of the list, with over 238 million sold as of the last count. Become Geralt of Rivia, a monster slayer for hire taking on the greatest contract of your life- tracking down the Child of Prophecy. A figure for The Witcher Trilogy was also shared by CDP. According to the…

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Knights of the Old Republic Remake might not be dead yet, according to a recent financial report

Though how it’s faring, is another question. The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake is in an uncertain state right now, but a recent report does at least suggest it’s still in development. It’s safe to say that since its announcement in 2021, things haven’t been sounding too good for the remake of Knights of the Old Republic. A report last year claimed that development had ceased due to multiple key members of staff being fired from the developer, Aspyr. Now, as first reported by Insider Gaming (thanks PCGamer), the full year report from Embracer Group seems to…

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Yakuza devs announce a summer showcase, will probably feature Like a Dragon 8

Though there’s always room for surprises. Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, the team behind the series formerly known as Yakuza, has announced it will be hosting a showcase next month. If you’ve been looking to get your Yakuza fix, or I guess I should say Like a Dragon fix, good news: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has just announced its RGG Summit for Summer 2023. The developer announced the live stream on its official Twitter account, where it shared you’ll be able to check out the stream June 16. There is a slight catch for UK viewers, though, as it’ll be streaming…