“It was initially a very small, very passion-driven studio, where, you know, everyone knows everyone,” one person told me. “Now the whole company is around 400 people strong, or something, and it’s not really structured to deal with that.” … [Read more...] about Paradox Interactive’s QA staff allege poor treatment, low pay, and mismanaged layoffs
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The theme, living a normal life, is partly so we could make a terrible pun that doesn’t quite work on live/life, but partly because in 2020 normal life seems a dream, beyond the reach of our grasp. Not if you have games, though! So we’ll be chatting about the games that let us simulate a life, be that a tiny but more attractive version of your own in The Sims, or one where you are a cruel and capricious god in Black & White. … [Read more...] about Enjoy our famous and adored podcast LIVE next week at EGX Online!
PAX Online and EGX Digital have teamed up this month to bring you PAX X EGX, a joint show we here at RPS have been affectionately referring to as “Pax Eggs”. Starting Saturday, you’ll be able to feast your eyes on nine days of round-the-clock streams – from live Let’s Plays and competitive tournaments, to developer panels and podcasts. We’ll be there doing some fun stuff, as will our corporate siblings from sites like Dicebreaker. Oh also, all of the panels are free, and it’ll have demos too. So yeah, come hang out! … [Read more...] about PAX X EGX schedule is up, detailing the nine days of gaming goodness
Stalker 2It might be a pretty flawed game, but after a decade on from the original Stalker: Call of Pripyat, my Hazmat suit is ready to return to the irradiated Zone in Stalker 2. Well, provided 2021 is a little less like 2020: I'm not really in the mood for bleak stories and terrifying landscapes right now—which will only be more disturbing now that GSC has made the leap to Unreal Engine with the sequel. We don't know much about the game's story, nor have we seen much beyond some screenshots and a video teaser, but at least it's something. The road to launch has been troubled, with plenty of setbacks, but while GSC claimed in 2018 Stalker 2 would be out in 2021, we don't know the exact date. If recent history is anything to go by, there are no guarantees that we'll be returning to Chernobyl next year, but we can live in hope.—Harry Shepherd … [Read more...] about 13 PC games we’re looking forward to in 2021