Hello everyone. Over here in the land of smashed hard-drives, terrifying tabloids, and warm socks, the upcoming Monday will be a holiday. Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Defender of the Faith, Queen, and mother of four, has seen fit to give us an extra day off. Thanks, Queeny. I think she must have a games industry connection, because she’s given us this treat just as Saints Row IV and Splinter Cell: Blacklist are unlocking on Steam. Oh and Sir, You Are Being Hunted (Disclaimer: It’s great, and Jim owns this site and makes that game). Anyway, for the people that have time off, what games will you be playing now you have three days instead of two this weekend?
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A question for you: which game have you enjoyed most so far this year?
A second question for you: What games are you most looking forward to in the remainder of 2013?
It’s going to be a little quiet here with today being a day of rest for both Britons and foreigners around the world. As such there’s going to be a lot of gaming going on. But what aren’t you playing? What have you left in the pile that you really must get around to? What did you buy in the sale that you haven’t had time for? What did you get that always seems to be slipping down the list? Which games are you leaving behind?
What’s not on your screen this weekend?
We’ve got a few things going up today, but as it’s National Nap-In-Armchair Day in the UK, things will be pretty quiet. You can do us a favour though, and answer two questions for us:
1) What’s your favourite game of the year so far?
2) Are you playing a multiplayer game regularly, and if so is what is it? The same as your GOTYSF?
MMOs are that peculiar genre, that everyone loves to hate, and also loves to play. And with a new clutch entering their betas at the moment (most notably Neverwinter and Wildstar), they’re not going anywhere. So which are you currently throwing your subs or incremental payments at?
Being a freelancer, time has lost all meaning and constancy. So much so that I’m writing this post in 2035. Hello from the graphene dome of of San Wales. It’s another balmy 96 degrees centigrade on the new North Pole. The Bieber Gaga war is now over, and we can all sit back and enjoy Cyber Easter with a big old slurp of Solyent. Oh look, it’s Good Friday. Time to forget all your troubles and enjoy the holidays. Will you be gaming? Is it perfect timing for you to hop into BioShock Infinite, or is there something else that you’re going to spend time with? I finished BioShock Infinite all those years ago/last night, so I’ll be hopping between Trials Evolution Gold and a review game. But enough about my fabulous life. What about yours?
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Happy Valentine’s Day, readers. We luurrrrrrve you. Kissy kissy slurp.
On this loviest of days, we want to know which gaming characters you truly love. Not fancy. Bleaurgh – we’re not CVG. Love. Whether it’s eros, philos, storgy or agape, whom do you find yourself caring about in the gaming world? Which characters do you worry about like you might your brother or sister? Is there a hero you’d make sacrifices for? Is there a game kid you find yourself wanting to parent? Or is there a fictional someone you’d swoop up into your arms, stare deeply and lovingly into his or her eyes, and carry into the sunset? Let us know your game loves below.
It’s been a while since we’ve asked you to step onto the soapbox, but it’s finally that time again: you’re constantly reading about what we’re playing – but what about you? What has filled your past few weeks, and why? Are you still playing through that backlog of hastily-purchased Steam games? Have you found some gem that we’ve missed? What has surprised you? What has disappointed you? Tell us now, please do.
I particularly want to hear from those of you playing free-to-play stuff. What has held your attention? Speak!
For some reason 2013 doesn’t sound as futuristic as 2012. It’s more the sort of date you’re used to seeing on tinned food than the year robot unicorns attack. But 2013 could well be the best year PC has ever seen. As you drift off toward your Newyearseving celebration of choice, why not leave a thought on what you’re most hoping for?
So… what are you up to this weekend? What are you going to play? Did you risk Hitman? Or are you going Planetside? Do you ever take a weekend off just to plough through a whole bunch of indie games that you bought or bookmarked by never got around to? I have to admit I’ve been playing catchup of late – which might explain the tardiness of a few of my reviews, but anyway. This is about you: I particularly want to hear from folks playing multiplayer games – what are you playing, who are you playing it with, and does it involve the RPS gang in any way?
It’s a bank holiday in fair Blighty, which means the RPS team are all defiantly sat on the beach, clutching our bucket and spade for warmth, as the pounding rain fills the moats in the sandcastles we’ve built. But that doesn’t mean our minds aren’t turned to gaming. Right now, as the rainwater washes Alec out to sea, we find our thoughts drifting to our studies. What are our favourite rainy day games? What are the ones we go back to, to fill those spare holiday hours when the sun won’t come out to play? Shouldn’t someone call the coastguard?
So what are the ones for you? Which game can you reliably fall back on, the one you never delete from your HD no matter how much space you need, the one that can always be depended upon to gobble up the long, dreary hours? What is your rainy day game?
Phew! It’s been a busy day at the coalface, deep in the mines beneath Castle Shotgun. We dug up something that should never have been seen by human eyes, and had to put it down again with our sharpest pair of shotguns. But that’s all behind us now, and so it’s time to kick back in the relaxation parlor with some modded Skyrim, a glass of smoking blue space wine, and the soundtrack to the movie Cool As Ice. Yes, it’s that special time.
But we don’t mean to be entirely self-absorbed, at least not all the time, so it seems fair to ask you guys what you’re playing. So what is it? What are you playing? And – in the wake of the wallet-catastrophe of the last couple of weeks – what are you not playing? That’s probably a more interesting question. Why aren’t you playing it?
Sometimes RPS gets accused of being too grumpy. We like to think of it as standing up for gamers’ rights, and campaigning against what we see as wrong or unfair in our fair industry. Potatoes, portaloos. But the reality is we’re actually very cheerful and enthusiastic. It’s why it matters to us so much when that happiness gets pooped on by evil corporations like Big Poop. But right now, right this moment, it’s time for unbridled positivity. We want to know: what about gaming have you thought is just great recently?