In which flesh-cubes are fondly recalled. Plus: the No Man’s Sky hype-rocket achieves escape velocity, Marsh is perplexed by CounterStrike’s workshop, Tom S takes a tumble in Tomb Raider and Tom F rifles through Costume Quest’s wardrobe.
And not only that! We revisit our favourite tech demos, talk about supernatural family-fixing game The Novelist, and slur our way through an extended discussion of Charlie Brooker’s excellent TV programme, How Videogames Changed The World.
- Marvel at the trailer for No Man’s Sky. Top space wow.
- Graham’s two excellent No Man’s Sky articles for RPS: a first look and an interview.
- Peculiar and wonderful space-cartography puzzler, MirrorMoon EP.
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive workshop tutorial.
- A gun that you can vote on, right now, should you wish to. Oh go on. Please. I love you.
- The Division’s engine trailer.
- Our favourite tech demos from days of yore: Half-Life 2, Unreal Engine 3, Crysis (albeit unofficial).
- Bill Gates giving a conference keynote from within Doom.
- Mars-set shooter with smashy buildings, Red Faction Guerrilla.
- The only game Tom’s logged into Steam to upvote, Luminesca.
- Witless pain-funnel, Tomb Raider.
- The Wachowski siblings’ latest: Jupiter Ascending trailer.
- Costume Quest, and Nika Harper’s videos thereupon.
- The Novelist. “Like Gone Home, except you play as the ghost.”
- Custom PC retailers, CyberPower, PC Specialist and ChillBlast.
- How Videogames Changed The World.
- Charlie Brooker’s ancillary interview with befuddled news anchor, John Snow.