Why, Say Hello To Our New News Editor, Alice O’Connor

The RPS family has grown once again! Please, people of our internet, it’s time to welcome and hello at our brand new News Editor, Alice O’Connor.

You may well know Alice from her fine works over the last few years at the esteemed Shacknews. But, as with all great writers of the internet, it is impossible to not eventually abandon all sense and start working at Castle Shotgun. It’s just inevitable. Soon we will rule over all.

Alice is here to bring our news into a shipper shape, as she joins Graham Smith in Team Try To Organise These Idiots. We wish her the best with that.

Alice joins a team of some of the finest writers in the business, alongside Adam Smith, Nathan Grayson, former PC Gamer editor Graham Smith, and RPS founders Alec Meer, Jim Rossignol and John Walker, as well as the best freelancers to be found. RPS is STRONG! And all the stronger for the addition of Alice. Wish her the best!


Top comments

  1. Alice O'Connor says:

    Hallo gang! So, a few things as an introduction. My favourite games include Deus Ex, Dota 2, Dark Souls, and Far Cry 2. I'm part of The Wild Rumpus, a group which organises indie local multiplayer party event things: http://thewildrumpus.co.uk/ I like mods, and especially their readme files: http://readmedottxt.tumblr.com/ I'm great at Johann Sebastian Joust, because I'm tall and good at shoving. Okay, bye.
  1. Lars Westergren says:

    Welcome Alice!

  2. Fitzmogwai says:

    Welcome and hello at you, Alice O’Connor!

    • Fitzmogwai says:

      Also, I thought that Horace the Ineffable wasn’t visible in photos. Truly, Alice has some terrifying arcane power. Just as well she’s decided to use it for good. OR HAS SHE?

      • pepperfez says:

        Horace isn’t in the photo, Fitzmogwai, he’s in you.

        Horace is in us all.

        • Fanbuoy says:

          As are we all in him.

          Horace is everything and everything is Horace.

          Except for Denmark.

        • Fitzmogwai says:

          He was in me, but I managed to tempt him out with some cheese on a string dangling temptingly in front of my mouth.

        • Vandelay says:

          But Horace to be in us all, we would all have to be infinite. Sounds like a blasphemous suggestion to me.


          p.s Hi new RPSer.

      • Phasma Felis says:

        He only appears in other people’s selfies.

  3. RobF says:


    Best news.

  4. rustybroomhandle says:

    “Alice? Who the &^%$ is Alice?”

    Alice well that ends well.

  5. Lord Custard Smingleigh says:

    I see the picture above is pre-cortical-drill. I hope they’re gentle with the implantation process. The little mindworms do love to wriggle as they’re lowered into the cranial cavity!

  6. Sp4rkR4t says:

    I send greeting from my new comfy chair. I like my new chair, it stops my back from complaining at me constantly.

    • Loyal_Viggo says:

      Is that a ‘Spanish Inquisition’ issue Comfy Chair, or just a standard comfy chair?

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    Johnny Law says:

    All right then Alice, time to whip this place into shape.

  8. Faldrath says:

    I’ll believe it when I see her name at the bottom of the page. Heck, even Graham hasn’t appeared there yet!

    (welcome, Alice!)

  9. CookPassBabtridge says:

    Hello Alice! Nice to meet you. As first organisation thing, please can you put Horace on a diet as he looks like he’s been gorging on infinite elderberries in that pic.

    • Gap Gen says:

      It’s all those fried breakfasts at Hilbert’s Hotel.

      • Koozer says:

        I’m so glad that’s the hotel I hoped it was.

        • Gap Gen says:

          It’s fine, but it gets pretty annoying when you have to change rooms every time a new guest arrives.

  10. frightlever says:

    Major site re-design in 3…2…

    • 7vincent7black7 says:

      Urgh, Oh God. The Youtube flashbacks! They’re everywhere…

  11. Thirith says:

    A woman? There you go again with your insidious feminist agenda, you white knights, you!

    Good luck, Alice, and have fun!

  12. Gap Gen says:

    In the tree, part of the tree, in the tree, part of the tree.

    • 7vincent7black7 says:

      Hey, I wonder where this branch leads- *Snap!* augghh!!! *Thump*

  13. CutieKnucklePie says:

    Welcome! :)

  14. RedViv says:

    Oh, there is room for more than one tall lady here? GOOD. BLESS HORACE’S INFINITE HALLS!
    Welcome, asponge.

    • TWChristine says:

      I’m short, so I think they just re-purposed some of the extra room. Kind of like an inventory management mini-game.

  15. ran93r says:

    Wow, Scary’s Shugashack is still going?

    Oh HAI!

  16. Optimaximal says:

    I vote that the other members of the Hivemind also have assigned hair colours.

  17. AngelTear says:

    Welcome Alice!
    By the way, your writing does blend in incredibly well at RPS, if it wasn’t for noticing the name above some of the latest posts, I’d have assumed it was some of the usual people.

    • Llewyn says:

      Oh my goodness, you’re right. I rarely check the taglines – it’s usually obvious – and the Ethan Carter article passed my imposter detector without any problems.

      Welcome, Alice. And more importantly, Good Luck.

      Also, somewhat belated Welcome to Graham.

  18. Groove says:

    Finally, someone with cool hair.

  19. neolith says:

    Hello Alice!

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    Hodge says:

    Heya :).

  21. lowprices says:

    Greetings Alice! May death come quickly to your enemies!

  22. JamesTheNumberless says:

    An Editor! The rarest and most badly needed commodity on the web.

  23. Fontan says:

    Welcome, Alice, and hello at you!

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    distantlurker says:


  25. salejemaster says:

    Hello there :)

  26. Chillz says:

    I like your hair, I guess you can stay. For now

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  28. P-Dazzle says:

    Spot the militant feminist! You should fit right in at Rock Paper Social Justice Warriors.

  29. Flamepreacher says:

    Welcome Alice, I’m a big fan of Poverty Knowledge:
    Social Science, Social Policy, and the Poor in Twentieth-Century U.S. History

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  31. herschel says:

    Hell oh!

  32. darkChozo says:

    So, you announce Alice, but give absolutely no regards to this RPS fellow despite his working for you for years? What a sham.

    Well, joyous salutations and such.

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  35. Perkelnik says:

    Alice Face! (too soon?)

  36. tailzdru says:

    Absolutely disgraceful add a woman to your team and the first thing Horace does is check out her butt.

    I smell a sexual harassment case brewing.


    Greetings Alice!, Welcome!

  37. misterT0AST says:

    the very first post you mention her, you paint her hair blue in the picture. Have some respect for your new editors!

    • Llewyn says:

      Given that this is new News, and Alice is the new News Editor, have you considered the possibility that she edited her own hair blue? Or, failing that, the photo?

      • hotmaildidntwork says:

        How can you be sure that the hair has been edited blue? Maybe they simply edited some of the blue out of the rest of the world to create contrast!

  38. puppybeard says:

    Good for Alice, and RPS, and presumably readers like me!

    I’m surprised they have a budget for a News Editor, the CGI used in that pic must have cost millions!

  39. Raiyan 1.0 says:

    I like how Horace is melting the local time-space around him.

    Welcome, Alice.

  40. IshtarGate says:

    Alice O’Connor! I know you from Shacknews! Always knew your posts were funny enough for you to be an editor at RPS. You’ll fit right in!

  41. Graves says:

    Glad to have you with us, Alice!

  42. sonson says:

    Hello new News Editor Alice O Connor. Edit that news. Edit it good.

  43. serioussgtstu says:

    Welcome to RPS Alice!

  44. Lionsy says:

    Rock, Paper, Sponge

  45. Sinomatic says:

    I like your posts, and your hair, so I suppose you can stay. Welcome!

  46. Screamer says:

    Hello Alice!

  47. Myros says:

    Run Alice, while you still can.

  48. Peptidix says:

    Welcome! Don’t mind the cupboards, they contain nothing of importance.

  49. Skeletor68 says:

    Dia dhuit!

  50. MaxiMoonraker says:

    All Hail The New But Already A Veteran News Editor, Alice !!!