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Podcast: Remakes, reboots and remasters

Listen or be unmade

Welcome to the freshly relaunched RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show! You might think this is episode 31, but actually it’s episode 1 again. We’re rebooting it, even though we just did that last year. We’ve started by making it more accessible. Instead of three of us chatting about videogames between snippets of jaunty music, there’s just a sad man saying “Sonic the Hedgehog” over and over. We’re confident you’ll like it.

OK, not really. But we are talking about remasters, remakes, reimaginings and recurrent nightmares. Katharine wouldn’t mind a spruced up Deus Ex, so long as the characters were given necks. Brendan thinks a rejigged Assassin’s Creed could work well (what a perverse thought). Meanwhile, Adam doesn’t want any of his childhood loves remade, lest they pollute his fond memories. Although maybe Pathologic 2 will be good. However, the real question is what games from today will be remade in the distant future?

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. The music has been broken down and remade from the same bits 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.

Links:

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Pathologic remake confusingly renamed Pathologic 2

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Assassin’s Creed’s post-murder chatting

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The cancelled Legacy of Kain game, Dead Sun

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In this article

Assassin's Creed

PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, PC

Dark Souls: Remastered

PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

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Deus Ex

PS2, PC

Doom

Xbox 360, Nintendo GBA, PC, Nintendo Switch

Grow Home

PS4, PC

Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun

PS3, Xbox 360

Okami HD

PS4, Xbox One, PS3, PC, Nintendo Switch

Pathologic 2

PS4, PC

Prey

Xbox 360, PC

Resident Evil 2

Nintendo GameCube, PS1

System Shock

PC

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