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Podcast: Into The Breach, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds and "running away"

Listen while running

Cowardice is a virtue. So says the team on this week's RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. That's because our theme is "running away" - games that encourage you to flee from danger, or that give you a choice between fight and flight. Adam will run from the soldiers of Arma or the post-apocalyptic antagonists of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Brendan will scarper from poor odds in For Honor or Overwatch, while Alice only pretends to run away in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, tricking her foes into giving chase before ambushing them like some kind of velociraptor.

Adam has also got some impressions of Into The Breach, the upcoming strategy game from the makers of FTL: Faster Than Light. And we've some Quickfire Questions with Zach Barth of Zachtronics, the creators of alchemy-soaked puzzler Opus Magnum. You can run from this podcast, but you can't hide.

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. Cowardly music is by 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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In this article

Alien: Isolation

Android, iOS, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Nintendo Switch

Arma 3

PC

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Assassin's Creed

PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, PC

FTL: Faster Than Light

iOS, PC, Mac

Into the Breach

PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Android, iOS, PS4, Xbox One, PC

Mirror's Edge

iOS, PS3, Xbox 360, PC

Opus Magnum

Video Game

PUBG: Battlegrounds

PS4, Xbox One, PC

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Brendan Caldwell

Former Features Editor

Brendan likes all types of games. To him there is wisdom in Crusader Kings 2, valour in Dark Souls, and tragicomedy in Nidhogg.

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