Read this article about the very best free PC games and watch as capitalism collapses around you. There are enough that there’s no reason you should ever spend money again. The list is presented in alphabetical order, and any one of these games is worth your time. Click the links below to leap to our write-up for each particular game. Our picks for the best free PC games: Before we move on to the games proper, let’s quickly run through the rules. For starters, unlike previous iterations of this list, we’ve included both outright free and free-to-play games. All of the games we’ve selected for inclusion are relatively generous and can be played happily without you needing to spend money. We still only include games that are standalone, which means free modifications of paid-for games are not allowed. If you need to buy a game in order to play the free game, then it’s not free. Prefer videos to these chicken scratchings? Then the RPS video team has you … [Read more...] about Best free PC games for 2019
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With the release of the third Kingdom Hearts (13th) game just about a week away, I figured it would be worth looking back at a few notable world, technical, and gaming events that have happened each year since the release of Kingdom Hearts 2 back in 2006. I’ve also reached out to the staff and included their thoughts on the first time they played the game way back when. Keep in mind that that for the sake of keeping this list shorter than the Bible, I’m going to include 10 notable events each year, or else by the time I finish Kingdom Hearts 4 will be available for preorder on the Playstation 10.2006 Kingdom Hearts 2 officially launches in the west on March 28th and September 28th in the EU Facebook was opened to the public to anybody with a valid email address A class action lawsuit was filed against Rockstar games and its publisher Take-two interactive for its inclusion of the “Hot Coffee” mod in GTA: San Andreas Twitter is opened to the public … [Read more...] about Almost Everything That Happened in Gaming & Tech Between The Release Of Kingdom Hearts 2 & 3
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the NES’s launch in Japan (as the Family Computer), I’m counting down the 35 greatest games to appear on NES in the U.S. You can find the first part (from 35-16) here. Now, on to the top 15 … 15. Tecmo Super Bowl (Tecmo, 1991) Football games have changed a lot over the years, drifting toward the full-season career management model of Madden NFL with the occasional unlicensed hyperactive arcade-style experience. There actually are other approaches, though! And right around the time the original Madden was making its mark, Tecmo created a gem of an alternative. Tecmo Super Bowl, the sequel to the beloved Tecmo Bowl, embodies the best of the old-school 8-bit football style. It plays less like a coaching sim than modern football games, yet it nevertheless avoids being an all-out action title, too. By walking the line between the genre’s two extremes, Super Bowl continued Tecmo’s trend of producing top-flight sports games … [Read more...] about The 35 greatest NES games, part 2
FROM Drake to Stacey Solomon, it seems like everyone is playing it - and everyone else is talking about it. Gaming sensation Fortnite recently passed 45 million players, with creators Epic Games now making around £90m a month from their addictive shooter. In case you've missed it: Fortnite is a cartoony game with team-based co-operative missions as well as a wildly popular competitive multiplayer mode where you and 99 others fight to the death in an ever-shrinking arena. It took over half a decade and a team of hundreds to put Fortnite together, with the game first teased in 2011 - six years before its eventual release in 2017. And if you follow the Epic chain of command all the way to the top, you'll find some of the brightest minds in gaming, including eccentric CEO Tim Sweeney, 47, and his billionaire backer Ma Huateng, 46, - otherwise known as Pony - the richest man in China. You've probably never heard of either of them, but without Sweeney or Pony, the incredible story of … [Read more...] about How Fortnite’s founder went from a geeky kid making games in his mum’s house to create the biggest craze on the internet – and a £55m fortune
Microsoft is on the prowl. Xbox boss Phil Spencer said in November of last year that the Redmond behemoth is looking to improve its ability to "create content"—which is to say, to increase its first-party games output. One quick-and-easy way of doing that is to hoover up studios or publishers, and rumors of potential buyouts, some wild and others more grounded, quickly surfaced following the proclamation. Microsoft's primary goal is to make up ground against Sony, whose first-party oriented approach to the PlayStation 4 console has served it well. But Microsoft's "ecosystem" approach to the Xbox makes the matter relevant to those of us who call PC home too. Microsoft has had mixed luck with internal studios—for every Turn 10, a Lionhead—and so watching how the future unfolds for whichever studio ends up in its grasp will be interesting in its own right. But any big studio purchase could send massive ripples throughout gaming: Imagine, if you will, Cyberpunk 2077 as a … [Read more...] about What game studios might Microsoft actually buy?