The RPS treehouse is quiet today, with most the gang gone to that London for EGX 2022. We're running a Steam Deck Zone filled with minicomps and have a showcase of games with weird controller experiences, and I imagine they'll also be playing games, chatting, attending talks, loitering, expanding their LinkedIn networks, and other such expo activities. Kindly, they're going to check in across the day, texting us all with updates on what they're seeing, doing, and (I imagine) eating. And Ollie might join in from home with cat photos.
Our live coverage of this event has finished.
Morning. Am starting the day the right way: trying to do leg stretches on the Elizabeth Line
I have spent two hours playing Dead Rising on the Steam Deck, as god intended
I am wondering if it's even an allotment if it doesn't have a view of the train tracks.
Don't start waving that Steam Deck around on the showfloor Liam. Security will lock you up in the Steam Deck Zone prison if you're not careful.
Will they let me nap in the Steam Deck Zone? I woke up at 5:30 this morning and I'm already flagging. Last time I was up that early for work it was to shoot raptors while wearing a mech suit. This job is weird.
Yesterday the Community Zone had some very nice beanbags and deckchairs. I cannot vouch for whether they are still nice today.
I got out of bed at 8. Poor planning on Liam's part, really
Yesterday I was playing the Goat Simulator 3 demo. My single note was: "Obscene bananas".
Surely the highlight of the entire show.
I've already lost everyone because I was doing a panning shot of a wall. I'm scared and alone.
Godwhacker says: Hey, you've got the mad "Home Turf" pool table there! It was on display at another event I went to, be sure to get a video of you playing it. It's the most depressing pool experience you can have
We're gonna try!
Having a nose around The Leftfield Collection. Favourite so far: Albedo Approaches Zero, a (space)walking simulator on a moon peppered with monoliths emitting tinkling alien tunes. Eerie but moreish.
Does anyone dare me to buy the Roadhog hook?
11:30am feels early to go feral, but I'm in favour of it.
Just played a demo for what I thought was a dating sim but turned out to be like Untitled Goose Game with bad cupids. I am, needless to say, still on board.
Oh - hello there. I appear to have found my way into this liveblog by accident. I sadly couldn't be at EGX today as I'm busy taking care of this gorgeous creature and his sister. Say hi, Harvey!
We have lunched. I think this is also the first time I have ever spoken to Ed in person?? We had a very nice chat about Xenoblade 3, which Ed just played on his holiday. Now, though, back to PC games!
Earlier I played an excellent game called Ninja Or Die, and I did not do the latter! A resounding success.
About to watch Ed fight Hayden in Street Fighter 6. Ed is pointing more forcefully at the screen, my money's on him.
The screen tearing on these monitors is horrendous. Turn on FreeSync, sheesh
Hayden won. Then I lost to Liam. They're having a final now and - oh wow, Liam's getting pasted.
I lost both of my matches. I don't think I'll ever recover from this. Might go home.
I want to pet the little (large?) Planet Of Lana bot over at the Thunderful stand, but there are too many people watching and I don't want it to be weird.
A shrine to Kim is rapidly forming on the Disco Elysium booth:
Almost caved and bought a body pillow.
Ed you can't just say that and leave it at that. Kiryu body pillow? Majima?
Unspecified cat girl. Had Kiryu been there, I'd be clutching him to my chest tightly right now.
Speaking of cats... Kira is currently busy adjusting to a life with fewer people in the house than usual. She hopes the EGXers are having a good time though!
No, YOU just bought a Danganronpa canvas print!
Hell I'm lost in an impossibly long corridor
It's been nearly an hour since I played Morse at the (our?) Future of Play stand and I'm still feeling the dopamine. The satisfaction of learning a language, sort of, combined with the joy of sinking some putz's battleship? Brilliant.
Checking out The Leftfield Collection and highly recommend The Wings of Sycamore! Cool artstyle! Flying planes! Exclamation marks!
Aha, a PSX. One of my favourite flops.
Chucklefish have such a lovely Eastward stand.
Since there wasn't a queue, and the guy taking IDs as an anti-theft measure didn't recognise me, I've gone undercover to see how the Steam Deck booth rolls.
Def good if you want to try one out and - no, wait, everyone here uses standard Y axis controls when inverted is clearly better. Shame.
Did they... kill PewDiePie?
I just played a game where you run a cozy bookshop by the sea and I think it's inspired me to change careers on the spot
Caught James in his natural environment.
The Kim wall grows...
PC gaming strikes again in the LAN zone.
Ed has found Judgement running on a Steam Deck. Ed is happy about this. Well done James.
Rebecca and I played Funtasia, a chaotic 1v1 racer with cute visuals. Our philosophy was slow and steady, we're two ladies who don't need to rush
Wildfrost stand looking nice!
We're done for the day! Thank you for joining along in our text journey. Now it's time for a nice sit down and warm cuppa. Have a good weekend folks!