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Steam Charts: Carpathian EditionJul 22, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Here’s a fascinating fact: Steam Charts has never won an award. I KNOW. If there’s nothing else that demonstrates the corruption of the entire system, it’s this. High quality, groundbreaking, Woodwardian journalism, are just some of the terms I use to describe this most esteemed of columns. And yet the silverware shelf gathers dust. It’s a disgrace. (more…) Steam Charts: Bubbling Trousers EditionJul 15, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun It’s another dire old week in Chartland, with the last breaths of the Summer Sale ensuring, with the exception of spots #4 and #5, that all the usual suspects dominate. But we won’t let that change us! We’re better than this! We’re going to have fun anyway! (more…) Weekend Deal - OCTOPATH TRAVELER , 30% OffJul 11, 2019 - AnnouncementSave 30% on OCTOPATH TRAVELER™ as part of this week's Weekend Deal*! *Offer ends July 24th at 10AM Pacific Time OCTOPATH TRAVELER is 30% off!Jul 11, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsHi everyone - we just wanted you to know that OCTOPATH TRAVELER is currently 30% off! The deal’s only available until July 24, 2019 at 10:00 PDT / 18:00 BST - so you should move fast if you’ve yet to experience this one-of-a-kind RPG. https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/34898046/1a0845a386450d76f055507264d74ede5cef9ddc.jpg OCTOPATH TRAVELER has earned acclaim - just look at what the critics are saying about the game: • “Fascinating and beautiful” 8/10 – GameSpot • “A nostalgia trip and visual powerhouse” 4/5 - Attack of the Fanboy • “A must-buy for every JRPG fan” 9,5/10 – 9lives • "Irresistible" 9/10 – PC Games • “Heady for the eyes and ears” 8/10 – Gameblog • “Wonderful panoramas painted in pixels” 8,8/10 – Everyeye.it • “A gift for the senses” 8/10 – Vandal.net • "Love letter to classic JRPGs" 8/10 – 4Players • “Pure nostalgia” 9/10 – 3Djuegos.com • “Beautiful” 9/10 – Gamesvillage.it • “A game with brilliant moments” – PC Gamer • “The PC version’s gorgeous 60fps is absolutely to die for” – Rock Paper Shotgun • “A remarkable title” – UveJuegos Steam Charts: The Worst Week Ever EditionJun 17, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun I’m declaring it: this is the Worst Week Ever for Steam Charts. And let’s face it – this is entirely your fault. If you were a better person, you’d buy better games. But instead you buy the same eight bloody games every bloody week, and then buy a game that isn’t even out for over a year. A YEAR! You are awful, and you do not deserve me. This is your punishment. (more…) E3 2019 games every game confirmedJun 13, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunThey just keep coming don’t they? A lot of games were announced at E3 2019, things that we didn’t know about, as well as stuff that’s previously announced, or expansions to already released games. Now, to the casual outsider, what we’re doing might seem absolutely nuts, but we thought we’d put together an alphabetical list of all the PC games that have been confirmed to appear at this year’s E3 show. With well over a hundred of them now in the books, the next year or so looks packed. (more…) E3 2019 games every game confirmedJun 12, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunThey just keep coming don’t they? A lot of games were announced at E3 2019, things that we didn’t know about, as well as stuff that’s previously announced, or expansions to already released games. Now, to the casual outsider, what we’re doing might seem absolutely nuts, but we thought we’d put together an alphabetical list of all the PC games that have been confirmed to appear at this year’s E3 show. With well over a hundred of them now in the books, the next year or so looks packed. (more…) E3 2019 games every game confirmedJun 11, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunThey just keep coming don’t they? A lot of games were announced at E3 2019, things that we didn’t know about, as well as stuff that’s previously announced, or expansions to already released games. Now, to the casual outsider, what we’re doing might seem absolutely nuts, but we thought we’d put together an alphabetical list of all the PC games that have been confirmed to appear at this year’s E3 show. With well over a hundred of them now in the books, the next year or so looks packed. (more…) Have You Played Uncanny Valley?Jun 10, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time… I’ve heard of love at first sight, but does it really count when all you’ve done is speak two or three terse lines of dialogue at someone? Uncanny Valley seems to think so, because that was all it took to make spooky apartment building owner Eve fall in love with new boy security guard (and player character) Tom. She even sent a letter inviting him to a late-night rendezvous in the rec room one evening, but goddamn it I have a job to do, and my lazy pal Buck would have busted my ass if I didn’t show up for work on time. And to be honest, I’d rather she hadn’t fallen in love with me, because then I’d still be in possession of both my arms and legs. (more…) The Cheerer and the Jeerer Square Enix's show as it happenedJun 10, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun The Cheerer and the Jeerer is our version of the traditional E3 press liveblog. Matt and Brendan are both at the conferences – but one of them can only be upbeat and positive, while the other can only be snarky and negative. Let’s go! Matt: This is it. The final blog down. Square Enix are about to tell us about what they’re up to, and we’ve both reported to our liveblogging stations for the very last time. Both Cheerer and Jeerer have one more opportunity to don their respective masks of love and loathing, but who will take up each mantle? Actually, forget I asked. Jetlag has snuck up on us both and filled our hearts with jeer, but I’m the one writing this intro so I get to bagsy it. Plus it’s my turn anyway. Nuh-nuh. (more…) Steam Charts: Errant Cardiogram EditionJun 10, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun This week: Rude swears! Writing about more interesting games than the ones you boring people keep buying! And battle advice to people who’ve been dead 1,800 years! It’s some Steam Charts. (more…) OCTOPATH TRAVELER is out now!Jun 7, 2019 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/34898046/39f6ea98c674cbecd3da9b2f86a0e9d0268c64f8.jpg The time has come - OCTOPATH TRAVELER is available to download and play right now! Beginning today (June 7, 2019), explore the beautiful but dangerous world of Osterra, with eight distinctive heroes and memorable stories. https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/34898046/402d3e582dae01ccc2916f4f3180b6aa218190af.png https://youtu.be/GRQEwauQTbs Battle dangerous beasts, search for hidden treasures, and watch your party grow in strength and skill - all accompanied by the beautifully original ‘HD-2D’ art-style and an amazing soundtrack. We hope you enjoy the game! https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/34898046/b49f0f30e596d3ea4b1a10159dc91e925b316a97.png Now Available on Steam - OCTOPATH TRAVELERJun 7, 2019 - Product ReleaseOCTOPATH TRAVELER™ is Now Available on Steam! The award-winning RPG comes to PC! Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play. Embark on an epic journey across the vast and wondrous world of Orsterra and discover the captivating stories of each of the eight travelers. Wot I Think: Octopath TravelerJun 7, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Developer: Square Enix, Acquire Corp. Publisher: Square Enix Release: June 7 2019 On: Windows From: Steam, Humble For: 50, $60, 60 As I climbed the steps toward the final, final boss of Octopath Traveler, I knew I was done for. Over the past 80-odd hours, I’d battled my way through this exquisite 3D pixel diorama the only way I knew how: with my three favourite and strongest characters doing most of the heavy-lifting. The fourth and final character in my party was whoever out of the eight-strong cast of do-gooders I happened to be pursuing the story of at that particular moment. Sure, it meant I had a 30-odd level gap between my best and worst fighters, but anything else would have required an excessive, and I really do mean excessive, amount of grinding. But having endured each of its eight separate character stories, I’d assumed that three Lv.65 warriors and one Lv.50-ish bloke would probably be enough to finally put this game to bed. Then it asked the impossible, bringing everyone into the mix in a way that utterly destroyed any chance I ever had of emerging victorious. And it was at that moment that I thought, “Stuff it. You can have this world, evil menace. I am done.” (more…) Podcast: The strongest friendships in gamesMay 17, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunYou re a good person, reader, and I will always believe in you, no matter what. No, not you. The person behind you. No, to the left of… No, the other person. The one in the green– No, you, with the… NO. The person BEHIND you, I said. The person with– Oh great they ve walked off now. This whole thing has been a waste of time. My only friend among you is gone because we re several sentences into this intro and none of you can understand how pointing works. I hope you re all happy. Here s your god damned podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. Honestly. (more…) Pre-Purchase Now - OCTOPATH TRAVELER May 16, 2019 - AnnouncementOCTOPATH TRAVELER™ is Now Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam! The award-winning RPG comes to PC! Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play. Embark on an epic journey across the vast and wondrous world of Orsterra and discover the captivating stories of each of the eight travelers. OCTOPATH TRAVELER now available to pre-purchase May 16, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsIf you’ve been patiently waiting for news on when you can pick up OCTOPATH TRAVELER on Steam, the answer is… right now. The game is available to pre-purchase, ahead of its launch on June 7, 2019. Not only that, but anybody who gets the game now will also get a set of 11 exclusive wallpapers, featuring beautiful character art for the eight main heroes, and some of the stunning locations from the game. https://youtu.be/GRQEwauQTbs OCTOPATH TRAVELER for PC brings the game’s distinctive HD-2D graphics to life like never before. It features a unique visual style that combines detailed 2D characters with beautiful 3D environments - you won’t have played anything that looks quite like it. https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/34898046/7f43d49bdde4dbf7829475c8a06cf3b146ca83b2.png The game also features eight characters, each with their own skills and storylines. From haunted thieves and enthusiastic apothecaries, to naïve scholars and noble warriors, there’s someone for everyone in this motley crew and, rather brilliantly, you can play through their tales in any order you like. https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/34898046/11bd62dedc78adbe3325695d0139dae2e869cf0b.png You’ll also have to make smart use of their skills - both in and out of combat. Every character has ‘Path Actions’ - unique abilities that can help you progress the story, find hidden items, or get an edge in battle. Speaking of which, OCTOPATH TRAVELER features a deep, strategic battle system. Enemies are tough and resilient - you’ll have to identify their weaknesses and use your party to exploit them if you want to succeed. https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/34898046/7fd294df8869a463442728e67440919c7c518705.png OCTOPATH TRAVELER will be available on Steam from June 7, 2019 with English and Japanese audio, and English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese text. Pre-purchase now to get your free wallpapers! https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/34898046/038477d716402c093822c91c3a7a45ff34754adf.jpg OCTOPATH TRAVELER - available on Steam June 7, 2019Apr 16, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsHere’s one to add to you Wishlist right away - OCTOPATH TRAVELER is coming to Steam on June 7, 2019. Originally released in 2018, this new release is the first time that the critically-acclaimed JRPG has been available outside of the Nintendo Switch. You can see it in action in the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRQEwauQTbs What is OCTOPATH TRAVELER? https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/34898046/b49f0f30e596d3ea4b1a10159dc91e925b316a97.png OCTOPATH TRAVELER is an epic RPG, set in the world of Orsterra. You’ll control 8 unique heroes - each with their own special skills and compelling stories. The cast includes: • Olberic: a legendary knight seeking redemption for past failures • Cyrus: an intelligent scholar who struggles with the mysteries of the heart • Tressa: a passionate merchant who always has an eye for a good trade • Ophilia: a pure-hearted cleric on a pilgrimage around the world • Primrose: an orphaned noble who will let nothing stand between her and revenge • Alfyn: an apothecary who wants to help and heal above all else • Therion: a skilled thief who can get into any treasure room • H’aanit: a professional hunter, who searches for her missing master It’s possible to start the game with any of these characters, and build your party in any order you wish. Every character has a unique story, combat skills and ‘Path Actions’ - abilities they use outside of combat. For example, Alfyn can inquire about mission-critical information, Tressa can buy special items and Primrose can allure followers to help her in battle. An accessible and deep battle system https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/34898046/402d3e582dae01ccc2916f4f3180b6aa218190af.png Those battles are something to look forward to, thanks to OCTOPATH TRAVELER’s deep but accessible battle system. The key to success is to ‘break’ your opponent. Every enemy you fight has a shield, which can be removed by targeting their weaknesses. Remove the shield, and they’ll be put in a vulnerable state where you can really do some damage. It’s easy to understand, but with lots of different weaknesses, status effects, shield strengths and more, you’ll have to think strategically to succeed. A distinctive visual style https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/34898046/2698d7f650a605b0c7ff30fd284004529b2dca7a.png OCTOPATH TRAVELER has a unique look that combines modern graphics with classic 16-bit era-inspired textures and character sprites. It’s an intriguing mix of old and new that looks beautiful in motion, and unlike anything you’ll have seen before. How do I get OCTOPATH TRAVELER on PC? OCTOPATH TRAVELER will be available on June 7, 2019. You can prepare for the launch by adding it to your Wishlist now. • Add OCTOPATH TRAVELER to your Wishlist Square Enix's celebrated Switch RPG Octopath Traveler coming to Steam in JuneApr 15, 2019 - EurogamerOctopath Traveler, Square Enix's celebrated retro-ish J-RPG, will be throwing off the shackles of Switch exclusivity on June 7th - when it comes to PC via Steam. That's not exactly a huge surprise, seeing that Square managed to leak the news on its own website last week, but at least we now know that nothing has changed since then. And it's welcome news too, given that Octopath Traveler is a generally superb effort on Square's part, and one of the more eye-catching J-RPGs of recent times. Octopath Traveler, which debuted on Switch last July, has two big tricks up its sleeve: the first is its gorgeous, immediately striking art style, which reimagines the classic 16-bit J-RPG aesthetic into full 3D - with chunky pixels still in tact (Square calls this "HD-2D"). Read more Octopath Traveler wanders from Switch to PC in JuneApr 15, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Following a string of rumours and leaks, Square Enix have confirmed that yup, they intend to release Octopath Traveler on PC in June. The retro-styled JRPG, made in collaboration with Acquire, debuted on Nintendo Switch in July 2018 and our Katharine has muttered encouragingly about it ever since. She’s quite insistent upon getting to review the PC release, which I take as an encouraging sign that it’s, y’know, pretty good. Have a peek in the new PC trailer below. (more…)