Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show talks RiME, Endless Space 2 and OrbLands

The RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, was recently brought out of retirement for one last job. But it turns out that job takes place on a weekly basis. That’s why the third episode is out now, in which Pip, Adam and I talk about sunny platformer RiME, alien-smashing grand strategy Endless Space 2, and walking simulator-with-bullets OrbLands.

This week also features Quickfire Questions with one of the developers from Night in the Woods, and some chat about our recent bestest best games of 2017 so far feature, where we talk about some reader suggestions to decide if they are worthy of the list or not. Also: some board game chat! We’ll try not to make a habit of it.

You can listen above on Soundcloud or download it for later. You can also get the RSS feed here or find it very soon on iTunes, Stitcher or Pocket Casts. Happy-go-lucky theme music is by Jack de Quidt.

Links and info:

The top bestest best games of 2017 so far

Endless Space 2 review

Rime review

UK Games Expo

OrbLands video

Night in the Woods review

Battle Brothers early access review

Stellaris: Utopia review


  1. Andrew says:

    Cut the bloody music out.

    Sincerely, not yet grateful listener.

  2. Brendan Caldwell says:

    The People Have Spoken.

  3. Henke says:

    RE: Incidental Buttons. My favourite is the one in Deadly Premonition that makes you talk to yourself about 80’s sci-fi B-movies while you’re driving.

  4. Ugubriat says:

    Can you put approximate timestamps in the description so we can see that the conversation about, for instance, Endless Space 2 starts at 21m30s?

  5. Minglefingler says:

    I was a bit cheeky in picking Utopia but then again Deadly Premonition was in the list and it’s getting on a bit. Did it get another release this year that I missed? Also “get out?” Based on your accent Brendan you grew up not far from me, been on the old buckfast?.

  6. NetharSpinos says:

    My favourite Incidental Button currently is a bit pedestrian, but it’s the reload button in KF2 when your guns are full; it’s just a nice little touch to see your character check the guns in various ways. I wish I had a better example but I can’t remember the last time I played something with an IB.