Goodness, Welcome Philippa Warr To The RPS Hivemind!

Horace is finally back from his shopping trip, and we are very excited to welcome the latest member of the RPS family. It is none other than Philippa Warr! Yippee! Please say your nicest hellos below.

We were inundated with incredible applications for the job we advertised a couple of months ago, and Pip’s application stood out splendidly. The other good news is that there were many other strong applications, from people both experienced and brand new, whose work we liked so much we’ll be contacting them (if we haven’t already) to discuss freelance work.

We’re utterly thrilled to welcome Pip into the RPS Treehouse Of Power, where she’ll be our roviest of reporters, and our in-house expert on the new-fangled MOBA and MMO games we’ve never quite understood. You may already know Pip from the Dote Night column she’s recently started writing for us, but now she shall spread her wings and be a daily presence amongst us. Hooray!

So say a nice big lovely hello to the resplendent Pip in the comments below.


Top comments

  1. Greggh says:


  1. Gap Gen says:

    Get rid of the other writers! In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only- *a walking cane appears from stage right and drags Gap Gen off*

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    SeanybabeS says:

    This choice is the best choice.

  3. Bodge says:

    Gratz Pip!

  4. Greggh says:



    • Horg says:

      Warr. Warr never changes…….

    • Munnrah says:

      What is the next, ultimate step to improve War?
      There is only one. WarR.


    • gnodab says:

      What he said.
      I can not imagine not hiring someone with called Warr. How many proposals from smitten Space Marines she must get every day.

      Welcome and sorry for all the puns.

    • Kempston Wiggler says:


      I’ll get my coat. My long, brown, suspiciously tied coat.

  5. JB says:

    Welcome aboard (full-time), Pip!

  6. Benjamin L. says:


  7. Kreeth says:

    Nicest hello!

  8. puppybeard says:

    Solid. Great writer with their own take on things.

  9. Rao Dao Zao says:

    I think this is going to cause a warr among the applicants, especially the ones she pipped to the post.

  10. bcrowe says:

    Yay! Grats Pip!

  11. Gemberkoekje says:

    Less introducing, more writing articles! To the pip!

  12. RedViv says:

    Hooray! Welcome, Pip!

    (Now I don’t have many games podcasts without parts of the hivemind left. Far reaches the embrace of Horace.)

  13. LTK says:

    Wlecome, Philippa!

    Sincerely, Goodness.

  14. Nathan says:

    Awesomes! Congrats :D

  15. Maka Albarn says:

    Hooray! Good to have you fully on board, Pip!

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    Lexx87 says:

    Pip is a great choice to bring in.

    I was kind of looking forward to a brand new unknown who has possibly never written before though, but can’t argue with the choice.

  17. Keymonk says:

    Welcome! May you get many good columns and many constructive comments in the future.

  18. Asurmen says:

    Pip pip hooray!

    Warr! Never been so much fun! Warr! Never been so much fun!

    • scannerbarkly says:

      I love you.

      Only for the Cannon Fodder reference.

      After this post I will discard you like all my internet crushes.

    • LegendaryTeeth says:

      Came for this comment. Was not disappointed.

      I love Pip’s articles, looking forward to reading lots more!

  19. ts061282 says:

    *snap* *snap* Now an RPS-supporter-content free weekend, please. I don’t buy anything without kicking the tires.

  20. Greedy says:

    Welcome Pip! Glad to have you :)

  21. daimonahte says:

    Much congratulation. Success, Pip!

  22. Stompywitch says:

    Cool, she’s a good writer and her DOTA stuff is fun, even for someone who hates those sort of games. She’ll fit in well.

  23. Luringen says:


  24. Leigh Alexander says:

    Pip’s the greatest!

  25. Chillz says:

    The hole that Nathan left is slowly going to be filled with puns. Very happy for you Pip! Congratz!

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    It's not me it's you says:

    This is wonderful news! The dote night column is a delight and I barely play! Can’t wait to see what she’ll bring to the daily RPS madness.

    Welcome aboard!

  27. iainl says:

    Welcome, Philippa! Do we actually know you well enough for the informal “Pip”? It feels like we do, but it’s possibly best to check.

  28. X_kot says:

    An excellent choice! I’m looking forward to reading more of your work, Pip (and please continue Doting).

  29. Melody says:

    Welcome! ^_^

  30. MadTinkerer says:

    But how do you even “Philip” a war? I didn’t think that was a verb…

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    Bluerps says:

    This news is the best news! I’ve even thought about filling the comment box with “OMG” like an overexcited teenager (or Alec Meer). I’ve been a Pip Warr fan for pretty much as long as the Not a Game podcast exists, so a bit over a year.

    Though her writing is great, my recent Pip Warr highlight was her attempt at a ghost playthrough of Dishonored on Twitch – aka “The Warr on Stealth”.

    “I am not doing this for murder purposes.”
    *throws unconscious guard over railing, down 10m drop*
    “I just want to tidy up the area!”

  32. amateurviking says:

    Great news! Also looking forward to new freelancie people too!

    ‘Gaming Made Me’ up first surely?

    Also obligatory: ‘I just want to wish you both good luck, we’re all counting on you.’

    • Skabooga says:

      I expect you to repeat that declaration upon her retirement.

      And welcome, Pip! I look forward to reading your words!

  33. Ashrand says:

    More of this sort of thing!

  34. Stellar Duck says:

    Welcome! Most splendid news!

  35. Turin Turambar says:

    Hello Philippa. I have to say you have a incredible gaming name. Philippa from the memorable Witcher 2 character, Warr seems the warrrgh! from Warhammer orks :P :P

  36. Shockeh says:

    And well deserved it is too Pip. Congratulations!

  37. Mungrul says:

    This takes me back to the Marsh Hopper encounter in Serious Sam: The First Encounter.

  38. Niko says:


  39. RARARA says:

    So she’s both a woman and a MOBA enthusiast? What has RPS come to?

    But really, it’s great how all the (relatively) newer polyps who have attached themselves to the Hivemind – Alice, Graham, Cara, Christopher – have managed to keep RPS… distinctly RPS. I’m sure the addition of Warr is as discerning a choice as the rest of them.

  40. Jubaal says:

    Excellent choice.

    Welcome Pip

    *tips hat*

  41. iRaphi says:

    welcome to the dark side pip ^^
    we have cookies and funny comments

  42. Lars Westergren says:

    Pip Pip, hello! And welcome.

  43. LaunchJC says:

    Great news :D

  44. satan says:


    All this talk of war and hammers… I want a Horace Heresy story/comic.

  45. somnolentsurfer says:

    Excellent news. Congrats Pip.

    In other pressing matters, is that an infinite Games Critics R Us, or does Horace pass right through it?

    • thestjohn says:

      I was just thinking that. I suppose, in an infinite multi-verse, with infinite individuals across all realities, in which an infinite bear exists, there must be an infinite number of game critics…. and at this point I realised he probably just passes out the back door.

      Welcome Pip!

  46. Peptidix says:

    Congratulations and welcome :)

  47. jonfitt says:


  48. dwm says:

    Hi! *waves pompoms*

  49. SMGreer says:

    Congratulations and a big warm welcome!

  50. joshg says: