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I'm not keen on Rust, but it sure can tell a story

Tales from the frontier

I wanted to like Rust a lot more than I did. Treat it like a social sandbox, and its world becomes a horrifying yet delightful playground where survival can hinge on singing the right lyrics to your executioner. Treat it like a normal survival game though, and it's a bit pants.

The exciting parts of Rust are its stories, not the survival mechanics that produce them. Luckily for me (and you), I've found a treasure trove of anecdotes from Rusters on the internet - which let me skip that survival drudgery entirely.

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Matt Cox: Once the leader of Rock Paper Shotgun's Youth Contingent, Matt is an expert in multiplayer games, deckbuilders and battle royales. He occasionally pops back into the Treehouse to write some news for us from time to time, but he mostly spends his days teaching small children how to speak different languages in warmer climates.
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