Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Source

James Benson contacted us, saying after a hard day’s animating in Source, he decided to relax by creating an animation of Rock, Paper, Shotgun. James, we salute you.


  1. Bob says:

    :D that’s great!

  2. Feet says:

    Ha. ^_^

  3. sockpuppetclock says:

    Lovely. :golfclap:

  4. teo says:

    Great work! =D made me smile

  5. Thrawny says:

    Haha, very good.

  6. Tei says:

    Still nothing beats “Five-o for violence”. But the animation quality of this is really good :-)

  7. jalf says:

    Hahaha, awesome

  8. Riotpoll says:

    Made me chuckle :)

  9. The Hammer says:

    Ahahaha. Niiiiiice!

  10. Ceremony says:

    The setting looks like if they turned a Baldur’s Gate I background 3D. Also lol

  11. ...hmm... says:


  12. Carra says:

    Nicely done :)

  13. KBKarma says:

    Oh, well-played, James. In every sense of the word. :D

  14. Little Green Man says:


  15. Smurfy says:

    I got a boner off this.

  16. James Benson says:

    Hey guys I’m really glad you enjoyed it, totally didn’t think it would get picked up by JOHN BLOODY WALKER WOOOOOOO,

    TY John, I’m totally going to put the footage in my reel now :D (Trying to break into games industry atm)

  17. Some Guy says:

    Brilliant anamation

  18. bookwormat says:

    They don’t play “Rock, Paper, Shotgun”, but “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Shotgun”. I saw the Scissors.

  19. Pavel says:

    I also thought there were scissors : ) But brill video!

  20. Jaytay says:

    Haha fantastic stuff

  21. lefishy says:

    Awesome. I lol’d.

    Personally though I was hoping for a gmod flailing video starring the RPS dudes.

  22. Pijama says:


    This should be made into an official site intro, or a greeting card, or ANYTHING just for when people ask “what is RPS” =D

  23. FernandoDANTE says:

    So, is this getting released or what?

  24. TCM says:

    From now on, that is the introduction to all of your articles. From now on.

  25. Supraliminal says:

    Not bad.
    Quite good.
    Yeah that’s it

  26. James Benson says:

    I would SO make them a proper version for an RPS intro video if they wanted (although they don’t actually make videos thinking about it, maybe if there’s an RPS videocast at some point in the future! You have my email!)

  27. Rei Onryou says:

    Proof that Shotgun beats all. Hands down. Or rather, 12 gauge down. =D

  28. Nero says:

    Good stuff!

  29. Adventurous Putty says:

    Most excellent.

  30. Kowalski says:

    Someone should invent a word for that feeling you get when you’re waiting to laugh.

    I was waiting for the shotgun, it appeared and then I laughed.

    Job done.

  31. ids says:

    That was great that made my day. Vary well done to

  32. Larington says:

    Thats fantastic, especially the whole punching the air in a “damnit” fashion.

  33. PaulMorel says:


  34. Ziv says:

    lqtm (laughing quietly to myself)

  35. PaulMorel says:

    And to the people pondering the issue: it should be made into a flash banner, a la Game Life’s old banner, which was a flash version of Pong, iirc.

  36. Phil says:

    Everyone knows it’s 1,2,3 and then go.

  37. DSX says:

    Brill, but I wish it was a classic pump shot rather then some sort of military looking semi-auto.

  38. h4plo says:


  39. nakke says:

    @Phil: NO! I think?

  40. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    Even more classic, the sawn-off shotgun. Bonus points if it’s from Sicily.

  41. NVC says:

    This is how most of my RPS games end up.

  42. JuJuCam says:

    @Phil Where I’m from the draw is on the third beat.

  43. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    I clearly recall kids back where I grew up saying “Jon-Ken-PON!” And showing on “pon.” And I think that counts as the third beat.

    It was only after I discovered the internet that this was actually the name of the Japanese take on the game. I just assumed it was Hawaiian kids being silly.

  44. Stupoider says:

    It can either be drawn on the third beat or on the beat after the third, learnt this from sitting with a group of lads in my science group, who were in a debate about which one was better.

    I like doing the beat after the third. :D

  45. D says:

    I’m faily sure there should be more than this one post under the tag ‘rps-self-indulgence.’

  46. CannedLizard says:

    Reminds me of late night, drunken rock paper scissors games on the night bus here in Toronto.

    Shotgun not involved.


  47. mrdougan says:

    I was blown away when i saw that on youtube (its now up to #41 most viewed in the UK)