Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show talks Frostpunk, Destiny 2 and Middle Earth: Shadow of War

It’s warm! Luckily the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, have come together to talk cold games, like chilly survivalist city-builder Frostpunk. That’s because Adam is back from E3 and can tell us (Brendan and Pip) all about it. He’s also played Destiny 2 and Middle Earth: Shadow of War, the lucky sod. Spill the beans, Adam! No wait, don’t. We need those.

This week’s back-to-normal-length episode also sees us talking about Darkest Dungeon‘s latest expansion, The Crimson Court, esoteric desert survival RPG Kenshi, and some news about GTA V and the sad fate of its modders. Also: the return of our patch notes quiz, Patch Adam, this time featuring Dwarf Fortress.

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

Links and info:

Frostpunk’s steamy city in the snow teased

Destiny 2’s combat is punchy, kinetic joy

Middle Earth: Shadow of War casts a shadow over the open world genre

GTA V modding tool OpenIV shut down by legal threat

Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court expansion released

Darkest Dungeon review

Premature Evaluation: Kenshi

Dwarf Fortress patch notes

Every PC game announced or trailered at E3


  1. Amphetamine says:

    RPS podcast needs more Alice!

  2. gi_ty says:

    More Alice! She is fantastic as are you all!

  3. Ben King says:

    I will most definitely be borrowing the phrase, “Like bringing a Hammer to a Sandwich Fight,” to use at the earliest opportunity in a conversation with a human.

  4. NetharSpinos says:

    A continual pleasure to listen to. I must remember to investigate the theme music, every time I hear it it reminds me of some of the tracks in the Katawa Shoujo OST.

    In regards to Adam’s (possibly) provocative comment, it’s worthwhile to remember that Orcs in Warhammer Fantasy and Orks in WH40k are not one and the same; Orcs are not of a technological bent, and more importantly are not depicted as a form of comic relief. Though I too am not all that fussed with the LotR universe.

  5. hoopmanjh says:

    Cold games: Does anyone remember Cryostasis? FPS set on a Russian ship trapped in Arctic ice, IIRC. Came out around the same time as the first Crysis and I think it was similarly hardware-punishing. Never played much beyond the demo, and these days it doesn’t seem to be available anywhere …