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Podcast: Who’s your favourite robot?

Listen now, meatbags

Perhaps ~~you’re~~ the robot? Did you ever think of that, huh? No, it’s fine, you’re a human, a human who likes the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. This week, we're chatting about our favourite mechanoids, cyberfolk and rust-buckets. Alec likes the robo-ostrich from World of Warcraft, a bird capable of great speed (and good for showing off). Brendan is fond of the abandoned bots of Hackmud, and their tragicomic existence on a humanless earth. Meanwhile, John loves little BUD of Grow Home and his wobbly walking animations.

Speaking of large, bi-pedal machines, we've also been playing strategy mech-em-up Battletech. Well, Alec has. He's been stomping around, slowly firing missiles. But is it any good?

And the #content doesn't end there. John has been fighting the same witch for multiple centuries in The Swords of Ditto. And Brendan has been putting gamblers in charge of his kingdom’s finances in Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. Foolish.

You can listen above, or go straight to Soundcloud where you can download it for later.

You can also get the RSS feed here or find it on iTunes, Stitcher or Pocket Casts. Human-centric tunes are by musical meatbag Jack de Quidt.

Want to write in with questions or suggest a theme for a future episode? Now you can, to podcast@rockpapershotgun.com.


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Dog from Half-Life 2

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