Posts Tagged ‘RPS’

Look! We’re Even More Shiny! New Logo And Everything!

A new logo – gosh! What a day for the internet. And a new font, too! But don’t be scared, it’s just earth-shattering change that undermines your very reliance on the familiar.

At RPS we’re always fiddling behind the scenes. Fnarr! Rather than relaunching the site every couple of years, our updating process is always happening, the heroic Jonathan Sutcliffe and team at Positive Internet constantly tweaking, fixing and improving, the site gradually evolving. We prefer this to surprising you (and us) with sudden change. Today’s update is perhaps a bit more noticeable than others, and we hope you agree it makes the site easier to read. And prettier! Look at that lovely new logo. (If you’re not seeing it, hit Ctrl-F5.)

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The Manchester Day Games Room Is Open! Come Play!

The Manchester Day Games Room is now open. The event brings 18 fabulous new games to Manchester Town Hall and is presented by Rock, Paper, Shotgun. That’s us! The space is open today and tomorrow, 10am til 6pm, and it’s absolutely free to enter and play. Families welcome!

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Come Play Games In Our Manchester Day Games Room

People often write to us at RPS to ask why we don’t have some sort of indie-focused videogame event where we take a room, put games in it, and then people can come along and play those games. Good news! We’re doing exactly that this weekend, the 13th and 14th of June. As part of Manchester Day, Manchester’s Town Hall will contain the Manchester Day Games Room, created in partnership with us. Come along!

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Games Wot We Recommend: RPS Is Now A Steam Curator

Yesterday, Steam Curators launched. What does it mean? Nobody knows. What does it smell like? That I can tell you: raspberries, with a hint of smoked paprika.

Given there’s plenty of off and on worry about Steam’s own game discovery tools, which controversially have just changed again, maybe now’s a pretty darn good time for carefully-chosen recommendations about what to play from third parties. So here we are, with our 141 years’ worth of PC gaming experience, suggesting games old and new, mainstream and indie, big and small, noisy and sleepy, that our staff have felt fondly towards. Please do give us a follow.
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RPS Is Recruiting: Application Extension

Due to an internal mix-up, there was external confusion about the deadline for applications for the RPS junior writer position. To make sure everyone gets a chance to get their applications in, we’re extending the deadline to 23.59 UK time on Monday 28th July. You’ve got until midnight Monday night. If you already sent your application in after 3pm Friday, don’t worry, we’ve got it (and of course the very many that arrived before!). The original instructions for the job position are repeated below.

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Love You All

Hey RPS,

There was a time when I thought I’d never write this post. I still kind of can’t believe I am, to be honest.

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JOIN US JOIN US JOIN US: RPS Is Recruiting!

Our ancient, titanic oak doors have creaked open once again, and Rock, Paper, Shotgun very much wants to give somebody a job. Yes indeed – we are in search of one brave soul to send to the heart of the sun on a one-way mission to save our solar system. Is that you?

Oh, well, we’re also looking for a new junior reporter for the site. Is that you?
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Speaking Of Which: RPS Has A Facebook Page Now

Witness these acts, cow, and know your fate.

When RPS heard the news that Facebook had bought Oculus, makers of virtual reality headsets, we had much the same reaction as everyone else. “What is Facebook? Who are they? What do they do?” After brief investigation, it seems it’s a confusing website in which humans observe one another without the need for physical exposure to the putrid strench of their wraith-like husks.

As PC gaming’s oldest and most suppurating website, we’d like to get in on that. Which means the Rock, Paper, Shotgun Facebook page is now a regularly updated source of links to our news and articles. You can follow it, if you like.

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It’s The RPS 20,001st Post Spectacular!

We did it – we finally did it.

141 years! 20,001 posts! It’s all been leading up to this moment. You have no idea how long and how hard we’ve been planning for this, the 20,001st Rock, Paper, Shotgun post. You won’t believe what we’ve got in store for it – and for you.

This changes everything.
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Status Updates & News Trumpets


Hello! You will notice that there have been a few changes to comments and also to the forums. These are part of an ongoing redesign that is taking place thanks to the tireless work of Mr Sutcliffe and Positive Internet. The site should begin to be faster, and have more functionality for you. There’s so much more to do, but it’ll happen gradually, so you guys need to keep giving us that feedback – we require and appreciate it. The best place for feedback is this folder on the forum.

Also, this coming week we’re going to have a crack at getting the best out of an E3 that looks to be big for PC – you can follow all the E3-specific content on this tag. It’s also worth following our Twitter account for additional notifications and newsbits.

Finally, you’ll notice that we’re doing our best to flag up feature content. There will also be far more feature content on the whole in the coming months, because the site is now really hitting its stride. Hopefully we’ll do more of the kind of things that you’ve been asking for, like sending Quinns down a mine. Thanks for your heroic reading, and hopefully you’ll get to see RPS become the site we all hoped it would be when we started all those years ago. A particular thanks goes to the subscribers, who recently bought us an additional server. You guys are okay.

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Half-Life: On Turning 35 And Leaving RPS

Today I hit half my biblically allotted time on Earth. I’m also leaving RPS’ full-time staff. That’s my last regular commitment as a “real” games journalist. These fifteen years have been a pleasure.

For a little more of what it means for the pirate-ship that is RPS, read on.
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Behold: The RPS New-o-Forum

Don't hurt me Disney

You may already have visited the new forum we built when we redesigned the site. The tech and structure was about eight-four million percent better than the amorphous horror we were using previously, but it was ultra-bare and perhaps a little uninviting, like an evil refrigerator. Well, now we’ve redesigned the redesigned forum. Shiny! Loving!
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It’s An RPS Roadtrip!

Only room for two up front.

Look at us, all excited, packing our bags and fighting over who gets the front seat. RPS is getting ready for its first ever roadtrip! If that road is in the sky. As tomorrow, the four of us are off to Seattle to visit Aunty and Uncle Valve.

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