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The Best RPGs of the ’80s: The Results!

The Best RPGs of the ’80s: The Results!

So, as so often happens when you get a bunch of old-skool gamers talking together about their favorite games, our initial opinion poll on the Best RPGs of the 1980s was inspired by a ‘disagreement’ here at XP4T HQ. But before too much blood was spilled, we decided to settle it like adults (BOOOOOOOORING!) and put together an opinion poll, so that YOU, our knowledgeable, handsome, witty readers could settle the question of which RPGs made in the 1980s  were the best. Of course, now that the results are in, some people here are a bit sore (literally), and can’t believe that, for example, Battletech: The [...]

February 5, 2015 PsychoSyd Retro Gaming, Videos, XP4T Exclusives 2

Week in Review (2015/Week 03)

Week in Review (2015/Week 03)

Quick, they’re getting away! GTA V PC slips to late March Sorry, folks, Christmas is cancell… GTA V is not coming to your PC on Jan 27th. Rockstar Games have announced that the game will now be coming to its natural home two months later than the previously established release date. The latest instalment in the Grand Theft Auto series will now be kicking down our doors on March 24th. And as much as it pains us to say so right now, it is quite comforting to see the R* folks being rather honest about the reasons for the postponement: “Our apologies for the slight shift [...]

January 19, 2015 Staff News, Week in Review 0

Poll: Best RPGs of the 80s

Poll: Best RPGs of the 80s

UPDATE: THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED. Welcome to the days of yore! Some of us have very fond memories of the early days of PC RPGs, whereas some of you may not even have been born. Either way, there may be one or two jewels below that you’re unaware of, but thanks to sites like GOG.com you can experience them for the first time – it’s never too late! Then again, maybe you know them all and will have a hard time choosing just five as your favourite RPGs of the 1980s! Yes, that’s right, we’re running a poll to find the best [...]

January 10, 2015 Staff Varia, XP4T Exclusives 30

Who’s That Girl? A little background on Ciri, The Witcher III’s newest playable character

Who’s That Girl? A little background on Ciri, The Witcher III’s newest playable character

On December 16th Bandai Namco Games and CD Projekt RED revealed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will feature a second playable character, in addition to Geralt of Rivia – the gaming franchise’s headline star. That new character will be Ciri, the ashen-hair Surprise Child who was promised to Geralt by her father, Duny (future emperor of Nilfgaard). As you should already have figured out by now, Cirilla’s no random addition to the world of The Witcher, but a very important character in Geralt’s life as her existence is connected with Geralt’s by a powerful bond of fate and ancient laws. But [...]

January 7, 2015 Neoheresy Editorials, Varia 1

Most Anticipated Games of 2015

Most Anticipated Games of 2015

From the dying embers of lackluster 2014 we look ahead to 2015 with hope, hope that finally shit is going to get real, hope that Ubisoft is going to deliver on it’s promises, hope that these f@cking rigs we built with our bare hands are going to get punished by some motherfunking bitching gaming awsomenessness. And what gives us this hope? these mofo’s right here……..   Tom Clancy’s The Division (Ubisoft) Imagine a persistent, online, open-world New York where exploration, combat, and RPG player-progression are essential (so, not unlike real life then? – Travel Ed.). The Division is inspired by Operation Dark [...]

December 30, 2014 Staff Editorials, Impressions, News, Site News 3

Retro Review: Star Command

Retro Review: Star Command

  Yeah, I’m talking about the original Star Command, not that supposed mobile  ‘spiritual successor’  from 2013, but the real deal. Star Command is a DOS RPG developed by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (the D&D ‘Gold Box’ people) which was released in 1988. So, if you’re here to read all about that cute little ‘space game’ from 2013, you’re in the wrong sector of space, motherf*cker! For me, at the time, playing this game was a no-brainer. It was totally in-line with other party-based RPGs, namely Wasteland, Dungeons & Dragons: Pool of Radiance, and so on. Star Command allowed you to create a party of eight characters, [...]

December 17, 2014 PsychoSyd Retro Gaming, Retro Reviews 0

CAN’T F*CKIN’ WAIT: The Division

CAN’T F*CKIN’ WAIT: The Division

Tom Clancy’s The Division is an upcoming third-person shooter developed by Ubisoft under the Tom Clancy brand for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Announced during Ubisoft’s E3 2013 press conference, the game utilizes the Snowdrop engine to craft an open-world, multiplayer RPG set in a world devastated by a deadly pathogen. Players will have to fight enemy factions, loot abandoned buildings and level up as they explore a ravaged New York City. “A devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, and one by one, basic services fail. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos.” The Division is [...]

December 12, 2014 PsychoSyd CAN'T F*CKIN' WAIT, News 1

Interview with the devs: Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Interview with the devs: Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an upcoming first-person, open world, realistic RPG  set in the 15th century medieval Bohemia with a focus on historically accurate and realistic content. Initially Warhorse Studios was looking for £300,000  on Kickstarter, but surpassed it with over 35k supporters with a whopping £1,106,371. The game  will feature period-accurate armor and clothing, combat techniques, and real-world castles recreated with the assistance of architects and historians. We sat down with Jiří Rýdl, Head of Communication from Warhorse Studios, and he answered a few of our questions. XP4T: How did you come up with the idea of making an open-world RPG set in medieval [...]

December 8, 2014 PsychoSyd Editorials, Interviews 1

Review: The Witcher Adventure Game

Review: The Witcher Adventure Game

In this digital adaptation of CD Projekt RED’s own The Witcher Adventure Game board game, franchise fans will know the four selectable player characters well – Geralt of Rivia (the Witcher himself), Triss Merigold the Sorceress, Yarpen Zigrin the Dwarven Warrior, and Dandelion the Bard. Each character has unique skills and multiple ways of overcoming obstacles, but you decide what to do and when. Do you fight your way to victory, call on your charm, or try your hand at diplomacy? You can bring enemies around to your point of view with a sword as Geralt – or bribe them with gold and the threat of powerful friends as [...]

December 3, 2014 Dig Bick Impressions, Reviews 1

Preview: Dead State

Preview: Dead State

The highly anticipated zombie TBS/RPG hybrid Dead State from DoubleBear Productions is slated for released tomorrow, Thursday December 4th 2014.  This gamer is definitely stoked about this release, and I’ve already enjoyed many hours with the demo and the beta. Ok, so you figure, “What? Another zombie game?” Yeah, well I thought that too, but Dead State really sucks you in. Pretty soon you’re more worried about a mutiny and the psychological state of your group of survivors than you are about the zombies. The structure and balance of the game (from what I’ve played in the beta) are spot on. The [...]

December 3, 2014 PsychoSyd News, Reviews 1