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By RPS on September 8th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. It’s time for us to talk about a difficult and complicated series of issues which have affected the gaming community in recent weeks. This is one of those times when we’ve had to take a deep breath and just wait. It’s hard to do that, sometimes. We do like to say our piece.
By John Walker on August 31st, 2014 at 10:00 am. Goodness me, the Firewatch trailer looks a bit good. Just shown for the first time at PAX by Campo Santo – a team made of developers from DoubleFine, 2K Marin and Telltale – it seems to be a freely explorable, though narrative-led, mystery adventure. And good gravy, it looks pretty.
When Titanfall came out back in March, I recommended it mostly on the strength of its Capture the Flag mode. I now retract that recommendation. Developers Respawn Entertainment have removed the ability to play both Capture the Flag and Pilot Hunter modes on PC, except through t ...
By Alice O'Connor on November 23rd, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Always tricky, the last few hours of the weekend. Do we try to cram just a little more action, adventure, and excitement? Do we iron Monday’s clothes? Do we settle down with a book and hot cocoa? Do we settle down with a book and a bottle of wine? You know me, dear, I always like to be reminded of how large and wonderful t ...
By Alice O'Connor on November 23rd, 2014 at 3:30 pm. Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. You could just shoot a man to death in Bulletstorm, but it’d reveal a horrible lack of imagination. The game would sneer and dole out a measly 10 murderdollars. Try harder.
By Adam Smith on November 23rd, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Every Sunday, we reach deep into Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s 141-year history to pull out one of the best moments from the archive. This week, Adam’s 2012 article singing the praises of videogame cities which are more than mere reconstruction, but are built from the bricks and mortar of ideas.
By Alice O'Connor on November 23rd, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Look, we can’t put this off much longer. I’m putting up a dado rail in the sitting room and if I have to go to B&Q on a Sunday afternoon, you have to go to B&Q on a Sunday afternoon. No one deserves that grim hellscape. If it’ll help you steel yourself, here, have a play of MiniDayZ for free.
By Adam Smith on November 23rd, 2014 at 11:30 am. Note – this was originally published a month ago as part of the RPS Supporter program, hence the reference to our now-finished Survival Week. It’s Survival Week here at RPS, so I decided that I’d write about my earliest experiences with The Sims, a survival game like no other.
By Graham Smith on November 23rd, 2014 at 11:00 am. Sundays are for a thousand different things, so it’s a short Papers this week. Back to regular service time, and there’s still plenty of fine words below. Half-Life 2 was 10-years-old this past week, causing a flood of remembrances. Eurogamer ran half a dozen articles, but if you have to read just one, make it this from Ric ...
By Alice O'Connor on November 23rd, 2014 at 9:00 am. Back in my day, cartoons were slow, drab, and tedious things. Uninteresting stories would span entire seasons, characters would have no redeeming qualities, jokes would fall flat, and that’s the way we liked ‘em. I pity the youth of today; their entertainment is so fun and colourful they’ll never discover the value of boredom.
By Alice O'Connor on November 23rd, 2014 at 12:00 am. Oh, I know you’re still awake. You didn’t think old Alice would catch you keen to see blood, guts, and gore in the midnight movie, did you? Don’t worry. Even this old maid was young once. I’ve split a skull or two in my time, I don’t mind telling you. Come on, budge up. Let’s have a look at this bloodbath together.
By Alice O'Connor on November 22nd, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Right, five o’clock. Early Saturday afternoon. You’ve watched your cartoons, you’ve had your walk – haven’t you? – and a nice big lunch, so it’s time to settle down for a spot of reading. I say this as someone you trust to guide your personal development, of course.
By Philippa Warr on November 22nd, 2014 at 3:03 pm. Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. It was only a matter of time before I added Dota 2 to this list, I’m just surprised it took this long. There are so many ways to explain what the game is, using complicated analogies and probably moving v ...
By Alice O'Connor on November 22nd, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Oh, sorry dear, I didn’t mean to go on, to dictate your every action this weekend. I only want what’s best for you, you know. Don’t pull that face. I do care about you, and about what you want. Go on, tell me: what are you playing this weekend? All right, all right, simmer down. Sometimes I forget the mouth you’ve got on you. Strewth.
By Cassandra Khaw on November 22nd, 2014 at 1:00 pm. And it’s the end of the week! Oh, thank god, it’s the end of the week. It’s beginning to feel like every Bargain Bucket is preceeded by muttering about long, long days. (Which it is. Good grief. You can thank my slow but inexorable assimilation into the fiction industry for that.
By Alice O'Connor on November 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 pm. Come on, that’s enough. You’ve had enough. It’s noon. Get up. Get out of the house. I’m going for a swim, and if you’re still there when I get back, I’ll be sorely disappointed. We follow a strict Victorian physical code here, you know: a brisk walk, a dunk in some nice cold water, then a seven-course lunch once we’re all back. Don’t pout.
By Adam Smith on November 22nd, 2014 at 11:30 am. I had to take out a stack of dice when I was playing Dragon Age: Inquisition over the weekend. Not to re-roll the complexities of combat – the numbers thrown around are too big for my collection of bones – but to generate a face for my character. Above you can see my knobbly-nosed dwarf. His name is Pootle and he has a Radioface.
By Alice O'Connor on November 22nd, 2014 at 9:00 am. Hello again you! It’s 9 o’clock on Saturday morning and you’re reading Rock, Paper, Shotgun, so you know what that means: cartoon time! This week we’ve got a cracker for you, a blast of action and drama from the world of EVE Online. So go on, grab a bowl of Coco Pops, pour yourself a glass of Sunny D, shut your dad out the ...