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Podcast: Guilty pleasures and Opus Magnum

Guilty as charged

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It’s a simple theme this week with the Electronic Wireless Show. We’re talking about guilty pleasures – the games that make us feel a wee bit embarrassed but not so much that we won’t squirrel away at them while grinning¬† like idiots. Alec feels a bit sheepish bringing his toy steering wheel to work when planning to play American Truck Simulator. Meanwhile, Matt remembers how he enjoyed the passage of time while picking flax in a Runescape field, and Brendan attempts to explain the relaxing sea-based boredom of Sailaway.

We’ve also been tinkering with alchemical puzzler Opus Magnum from Zachtronics, fiddling with small machines to produce precious metals, hangover cures and the kinds of “stamina potions” you might find spamming up your junk folder. Come listen, guilt-free.

You can listen above, or go straight to Soundcloud where you can download it for later.

You can also get the RSS feed here or find it on iTunes, Stitcher or Pocket Casts. Music is by Jack de Quidt, arch-nemesis of the podcast.

Want to write in with questions for a future episode? Now you can, to podcast@rockpapershotgun.com.

Links:

Assassin’s Creed: Origins hands-on

Have you played… Runescape?

Have you played… Dofus?

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Sailing the Northwest Passage in Sailaway

Alec’s baffled office mates and American Truck Simulator

Opus Magnum’s gorgeous alchemy machines

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