About Us

RPS is about PC gaming. Lovely, delicious, strange and compelling PC gaming. It’s written by a gathering of Britain’s top games critics, and aims to cover everything from the latest breaking stories about the biggest releases to esoterica from the format’s most obscure peninsulas. Our philosophy is that AAA and indie are just as likely to produce fascinating games worthy of our time and coverage, and give all extremes equal prominence.

We also believe that opinions are vital and wonderful, eschewing confused notions of ‘objectivity’ in favour of flavoured, nuanced and intelligent views and comment, whether it be raised eyebrows or furrowed brows at corporate claims, or exploding, delighted hearts at gaming wonders. For more details, have a read of our editorial policy and review policy.

We endeavour to cover as many interesting games as we can, but with literally twenty or so PC games being released on just Steam every day (let alone the treasure troves of games on Itch, Humble, GOG, and so on), we obviously can’t write about everything. As amazing as your game may be, it was one amongst dozens of amazing games, amongst thousands of emails that pour in every week. We try our best, but we’re seven people working flat out. Some smaller great games will get missed, others just aren’t that great and we choose not to cover them.

(Quick tip: it’s a good idea to direct your email to the writer you think is most suited to your game, and briefly say why. And most of all, don’t ask if we want codes, just include codes!)

Oh, and before you send that press release about your new iPhone game, or link to a dog playing the Zelda theme tune on a noseflute, please remember that we are a PC site. Just PC, nothing else. You wouldn’t believe how many people haven’t noticed that.

The absolute best way to get in touch with us is via email. (Twitter is an utterly terrible way – don’t do your PR in 140 characters.) And there’s no harm sending a follow-up email if you didn’t hear back.

Here’s the email address. You remembered we’re a PC site, right?

Now meet the wonderful team of Rock Paper Shotgun. Enjoy.

Who are we?

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Katharine Castle

Editor-in-chief

Katharine is RPS' editor-in-chief, which means she's now to blame for all this. After joining the team in 2017, she spent a lot of time in the RPS hardware mines, testing all the bits that go inside our PCs, but now she gets to write about all the lovely games we play on them, too. She'll play pretty much anything she can get her hands on, and is very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests.

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Alice Bell

Deputy Editor

RPS's dep ed. Small person powered by tea and enthusiasm for video game romances. Send me interesting etymological facts and cool horror games.

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Alice O'Connor

News Editor

When not writing news, Alice may be found in the sea.

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Ollie Toms

Guides Editor

Ollie is known round these parts for having just about the deepest voice in existence. Some say he used to be pretty darn good at Rocket League, but he has since sacrificed that accolade in order to become passably decent at Apex Legends. His favourite pastimes include playing piano covers of his favourite game soundtracks, and burying his face in the warm fur of his two cats.

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James Archer

Hardware Editor

James retired from writing about Dota for RPS to write about hardware for RPS. His favourite watercooler radiator size is 280mm and he always takes advantage of RGB lighting by setting everything to a solid light blue.

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Ed Thorn

Senior Staff Writer

When Ed's not cracking thugs with bicycles in Yakuza, he's likely swinging a badminton racket in real life. Any genre goes, but he's very into shooters and likes a weighty gun, particularly if they have a chainsaw attached to them. Adores orange and mango squash, unsure about olives.

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Rebecca Jones

Guides Writer

Rebecca can usually be found working through her latest fiction-induced anguish by recreating all those lovely doomed characters in The Sims. Despite being hilariously desensitised when it comes to "scary" books and films, she's frequently reduced to a panicky mess by horror games... but loves them anyway.

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Hayden Hefford

Guides Writer

Zombies. Walkers. Shamblers. Whatever you call them, Hayden is definitely a fan. He can usually be found in front of a screen, playing the latest survival games and trying to hide from the real world. His eyes haven't turned square yet, but the possibility is certainly scary.