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.
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?
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