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2 weeks ago

Show your custom controller at EGX Rezzed 2019

The RPS custom controller room is returning to EGX Rezzed 2019! Last year, we featured a four-player console where you could change the rules in real-time to thwart your opponents, a game you controlled by spinning a yoga ball, a 16-button game about doing farts and other things, and more. This year? We could feature something you've made. If you're making a custom controller and…

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Feature: Listen now and then brag about it

Podcast: Our proudest gaming achievements

 Life is hard and so are videogames. So when you do a tough thing, take pride. It doesn’t matter if it seems like a small step for other people, if it’s a big step for you, go ahead and puff your chest out. But do it quickly, for heaven’s sake. We’ve only got an hour. This is the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show,…

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What is the best video game weapon of all time? Help RPS decide at PAX East 2019

It's a debate that has raged since the dawn of time: what is the best weapon in the whole of PC gaming? Some (i.e: those who are correct) say it's Doom's Super Shotgun. Others passionately defend Half-Life 2's Gravity Gun. However, you'll also find plenty of people who will go to bat for Portal's Portal Gun or Quake's Railgun, while others still might argue that…

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3 weeks ago

Feature: Listen now to learn the truth

Podcast: Lies, tricks and twists

 “Truth is the first casualty of first-person shooters,” said the philosopher Ian Videogames. Time has proven him correct. Not a game is developed without some use of smoke and/or mirror. But this week on the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, we shall not be lying to you. We are journalists and we stand for the Truth with a big 'T'. No more tricksy…

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Feature: In before one of you references Kate Nash in the comments

RPS-o-chat: we’re in love with medieval city builder Foundation

Alec: Foundation is like a ba… no, I already did that. Foundation is - and I’m projecting onto it a bit here - a reaction against city-builders and management sims increasingly inclining towards survival and punishment, in this, the age of streaming and gitting gud. It’s a cod-Medieval town management game, in which the pressure is largely off, and really the focus is more about…

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4 weeks ago

Feature: Listen now or be mystified

Podcast: What are our favourite puzzle games?

 A ten-sided device appears in your hands. Each side features a carving of a wild animal, but three of the sides depict the face of an RPS writer instead. Look, there’s Matt. And yes, this one is John. The side with Brendan is a bit grubby, but it’s unmistakeably him. Smells a bit weird. What could this mean? Of course! It’s the RPS podcast,…

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1 month ago

Feature: Listen to these echoing gunshots

Podcast: Guns, guns, guns

 Bang bang, listeners. This week we are talking about the greatest guns, the wackiest weapons, the most fabulous firearms, all in a serious and knowing fashion on the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. The pod squad are stocking a chest full of videogame firearms, like three frightening quartermasters. Matthew is sequestering a laser pointer from Gears of War, Alice wants the exploding teddy…

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Find out what Final Fantasy XV’s lead designer did next at EGX Rezzed 2019

How do you follow up being the lead designer on JRPG mega-hit Final Fantasy XV? You go and found your own studio with Street Fighter V's concept artist and make a musical action game called No Straight Roads, that's how. Intrigued? Then why not come and find out more at EGX Rezzed 2019, where our own FF fanatic Katharine Castle will be chatting with Metronomik…

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Learn the story behind Hytale at EGX Rezzed 2019

Hytale's development origin is a twist on a common story, as it's being built not just by members of the Minecraft modding community, but by the operators of one specific Minecraft server, the legendary Hypixel. Everything the team learned from running that community is being used to shape the game, which features Minecraft-like survive-and-crafting alongside adventure modes, minigames and a suite of creative tools. This…

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Feature: Come listen, it's safe, honest

Podcast: The best booby traps

 First person to make a "booby" remark goes straight into the shark pit. We're only interested in dangerous mechanisms that kill or maim over-confident explorers and other unsuspecting types. Yes, the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, is talking about the deadliest, most disturbing, or otherwise silly death traps in videogames. Be they in temples, tombs or tunnels, traps can be anywhere, so long…

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Life Is Strange 2: Episode 2 verdict-o-chat

Alice Bee: Hello Brendan. I suppose you’re wondering why I’ve gathered you, singular, here today. It is because we both played episode two of Life Is Strange 2, Rules. I am excited to talk to you about this because I think we might have had different outcomes this time. The Fabulous Diaz Brothers (™) had a hard time of it in the first episode (you…

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2 months ago

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The RPS Verdict – Resident Evil 2

The zombie remake first confounded Matt in his Resident Evil 2 review, before winning him over with its survival horror. Since then, two RPS folk who remember the 1998 original have had time to confront the undead. So what's our final verdict? Brendan: Oh hello, Matt. Hi, Dave. Fancy meeting you two here, among these burning ambulances and smashed-up lamp posts. Raccoon City definitely isn’t…

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Feature: Listen to the groove

Podcast: Wargroove! Resident Evil 2! Subnautica: Below Zero!

 Videogames! That’s the topic of this week’s podcast. Okay, you got us, we couldn’t be arsed to prepare a theme. But we have been playing with a lot of these glittering videowotsits. Graham comes on to discuss the teeny-weeny strategy game Wargroove, which is out tomorrow. And John has been enjoying the company of penguins in Subnautica: Below Zero. Meanwhile, Brendan has been traipsing…

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Feature: Beginner's Guide To GTAV Mods

How To Install GTA 5 Mods

Grand Theft Auto V [official site] modding hasn't been given any support by Rockstar, but this is PC-land and PC players will not be restrained. If you're interested in learning how you install mods for the game, I'll briefly lay out some basic instructions below. It's extremely simple, but it requires a couple of pre-installed files before most mods will work, and it can be…

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Feature: Listen now or be chicken dinnered

Podcast: A young person explains battle royale to us

 Battle royale games. For a long time the RPS treehouse was unable to comprehend these chaotic, destructive influences on society. Shooters, yes, we understand. Survival games, we get it. But 100-person death marches in a shrinking zone of hate? What’s so good about that? Well, this week we’ve got a young person* to help us decipher this most murderous of riddles.

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Podcast: What games are we looking forward to in 2019?

 New year, old friends. The boys and girls of the RPS podcast have not been reborn, they have no resolutions, no ambitious goal to learn German or eat more spinach. They just want to play more videogames. Unbelievable. So let’s listen to them chat about the shooters and RPGs that have them most excited. That’s what they do on these podcasts, you know, they…

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Do you want to be a speaker at this year’s EGX Rezzed?

Are you a studio manager with tales to tell about how your team conquered crunch? Are you a freelance game artist with tips about how to stay sane while working from home? Are you a writer who can't stop sharing anecdotes about working with voice actors, a struggling indie dev ready to be frank about where things went wrong, or any other games industry person…

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