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Liveblog: Texts from EGX

Updates from the gang as they explore the show

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.

Coverage

Morning. Am starting the day the right way: trying to do leg stretches on the Elizabeth Line

James Archer

I have spent two hours playing Dead Rising on the Steam Deck, as god intended

Liam Richardson

I am wondering if it's even an allotment if it doesn't have a view of the train tracks.

Rebecca Jones

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.

Katharine Castle

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.

Liam Richardson

Yesterday the Community Zone had some very nice beanbags and deckchairs. I cannot vouch for whether they are still nice today.

Katharine Castle

I got out of bed at 8. Poor planning on Liam's part, really

James Archer

Yesterday I was playing the Goat Simulator 3 demo. My single note was: "Obscene bananas".

Katharine Castle

A photo of the RPS Steam Deck Zone at EGX London 2022.

Surely the highlight of the entire show.

James Archer

I've already lost everyone because I was doing a panning shot of a wall. I'm scared and alone.

Liam Richardson

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!

James Archer

A photo of playing the game Albedo Approaches Zero at EGX 2022.

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.

James Archer

A photo of a replica of Roadhog's hook from Overwatch.

Does anyone dare me to buy the Roadhog hook?

Liam Richardson

11:30am feels early to go feral, but I'm in favour of it.

Alice O'Connor

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.

Rebecca Jones

A photo of Harvey, a beautiful black and white cat in the care of Ollie.

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!

Ollie Toms

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!

Katharine Castle

Earlier I played an excellent game called Ninja Or Die, and I did not do the latter! A resounding success.

Katharine Castle

About to watch Ed fight Hayden in Street Fighter 6. Ed is pointing more forcefully at the screen, my money's on him.

James Archer

The screen tearing on these monitors is horrendous. Turn on FreeSync, sheesh

James Archer

Hayden won. Then I lost to Liam. They're having a final now and - oh wow, Liam's getting pasted.

James Archer

I lost both of my matches. I don't think I'll ever recover from this. Might go home.

Ed Thorn

A photo of a cute UFO by Planet Of Lana's booth at EGX 2022.

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.

Katharine Castle

A shrine to Kim is rapidly forming on the Disco Elysium booth:

A shrine to Disco Elysium's Kim at EGX 2022.

Katharine Castle

Almost caved and bought a body pillow.

Ed Thorn

Ed you can't just say that and leave it at that. Kiryu body pillow? Majima?

Alice O'Connor

Unspecified cat girl. Had Kiryu been there, I'd be clutching him to my chest tightly right now.

Ed Thorn

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!

A photo of beautiful cat Kira.

Ollie Toms

No, YOU just bought a Danganronpa canvas print!

Rebecca Jones

Hell I'm lost in an impossibly long corridor

A photo of a bleak endless corridor.

Liam Richardson

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.

James Archer

Checking out The Leftfield Collection and highly recommend The Wings of Sycamore! Cool artstyle! Flying planes! Exclamation marks!

A photo of the Wings Of Sycamore stand at EGX 2022's Leftfield Collection.

Rachel Watts

Aha, a PSX. One of my favourite flops.

A photo of a PSX at EGX 2022.

James Archer

A photo of the Eastward stand at EGX 2022.

Chucklefish have such a lovely Eastward stand.

Katharine Castle

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.

A photo of playing Judgment on a Steam Deck in the Steam Deck Zone at EGX 2022.

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.

James Archer

Cannisters of PewDiePie flavour G Fuel at EGX 2022?

Did they... kill PewDiePie?

Katharine Castle

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

Rebecca Jones

Caught James in his natural environment.

Katharine Castle

The Kim wall grows...

Katharine Castle

PC gaming strikes again in the LAN zone.

James Archer

Ed has found Judgement running on a Steam Deck. Ed is happy about this. Well done James.

Liam Richardson

Katharine Castle

A laptop playing Funtasia at EGX 2022.

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

Rachel Watts

The Wildfrost booth at EGX 2022.

Wildfrost stand looking nice!

Rachel Watts

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!

Half of the RPS team, assembled at EGX 2022.

Katharine Castle

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