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The Complete Now That’s What I Call A Best 2008

By Kieron Gillen on January 1st, 2009.

Man!

As 2008 came to a close, RPS had an idea. It was a novel, unprecedented idea. We’d do a round-up of all the big news stories of the year. Some kind of retrospective sort of thing – we didn’t have a name, as we knew it had never been done before. But we pushed onwards, not caring about such small possibilities. We knew that, in a very real way, it would be twelve posts. And here they are…
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Now That’s What I Call A Best 2008: December. Erm.

By RPS on December 24th, 2008.

Does this logo make any sense to US readers?

Around 1998, the questions – confused, angry and amused – came quick and fast. What would esteemed British comicky book 2000 AD call itself come 2000 AD? Would 20th Century Fox change its near-sighted name to reflect the new millenium? And, most of all, what would Rock, Paper, Shotgun do when the time came to write a look back at December 2008 before December 2008 had even finished? Read on, gentle read-o-tron, to find out the truth.

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Now That’s What I Call A Best 2008 Ever! November

By RPS on December 23rd, 2008.

Does this logo make any sense to US readers?

As our calendarial look-o-back rushes to catch up with the present day, we leap on it like angry wrestlers and pin it to November. “Tell us your November-based secrets!” we cry, as it fights to get free and hurtle into December. But we are strong, and soon it relents. Resigned to this temporary fate it looks up at us and speaks slowly and carefully. “Okay then, here are November.”

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Now That’s What I Call A Best 2008 Ever! October

By RPS on December 22nd, 2008.

Why are you reading this and not out buying us presents?
October, Roman month of the octopus, is usually celebrated in Britain by publically burning an effigy of Johnathan Foreigner, the man who tried to blow up the Queen in seventeen ninety fifteen. We didn’t bother with that this year, and stayed in to write humorous captions underneath pictures of cats that we found on the internet.
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Now That’s Why I Love A Best 2008 Ever! September

By RPS on December 19th, 2008.


The busiest months of the gaming calendar approached, and September was already thrumming with activity. The stories came thick and fast, like an ogre full of amphetamines.

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Now That’s Why I Love A Best 2008 Ever! August

By RPS on December 17th, 2008.


The pre-release tension in August was palpable. All the games in the world were going to be released in the next couple of months, and everyone was getting a bit antsy. Luckily there was some other stuff going on to distract us from the wait…

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Now That’s Why I Love A Best 2008 Ever! July

By RPS on December 15th, 2008.


The dreary English summer crept by with gales and drizzles, and so all we did was stare into the internet, searching for truth. We found only tales of videogames, and these are they…

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Now That’s Why I Love A Best 2008 Ever! June

By RPS on December 12th, 2008.

As we entered June, one thought permeated the RPS-hivemind. Has half the year really gone already? Is another of our scant three-score-and-ten gone, lost forever in the wind? The answer, we discovered, was yes. Between despairing and lamenting, we wrote about the following videogames…

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Now That’s Why I Love A Best 2008 Ever! May

By RPS on December 10th, 2008.

Beware the IDE-drives of May. Or we could have misheard.
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Now That’s Why I Love A Best 2008 Ever! April

By RPS on December 8th, 2008.

If I had any photoshop skills, I'd have totally just done an image solely of Little Big Planet and MGS4 characters, just to wind up some of our audience. So easy!

So we reach April in our retrospective of the year’s big events, as seen through the lens of RPS (which works like a normal lens, but with added ironic-yet-unironic egotism). What was big this month? Jupiter was big. Saturn was also big (but not quite so much). Molecules remained small. Also of note…
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Now That’s Why I Love A Best 2008 Ever! March

By RPS on December 5th, 2008.

Last time for this logo.

Christmas hurtles toward us like some sort of mad train. And before our lives come to their inevitable end as we’re smooshed into the tracks, our experiences flash before our eyes. Today we’re seeing March 2008.

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Now That’s Why I Love A Best 2008 Ever! February

By RPS on December 3rd, 2008.

Spooferific.

Remember the 80s? They were great, weren’t they? And 1968 was amazing! But who can forget 1471? Man, the past was awesome. All the cool historical events happened back then. Join us now as we spin the Giant Wheel of Time and see which portion of history we’ll nostalgically reflect upon. Ticka-ticka-ticka-tick-tick-tick… tick. Ooh, February 2008!

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Now That’s Why I Love The Best 2008 Ever! January

By RPS on December 1st, 2008.

Please don't sue us, Viacom.

Hello, welcome, and sit down. Beyond all reason, it’s December, the time of year when our minds get all reflective, and we ponder the twelve months past. What made them great? Or interesting? Or at least weird? Why was 2008 the best 2008 for PC gaming on record? Join us this month as we get all Andrew Collings/Michael Ian Black (understandable references for at least two reading continents there) over the year gone by.

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