Posts Tagged ‘RPS asks’

RPS Asks: Are You Going To Gamescom?

I used to read games sites each June and dream of going to E3, excited by the prospect of seeing and playing games before they were out. Now I’m old and excited by the prospect of going to bed. Times have changed in other ways, too: there’s now a big, European games show which is open to the public and at which you can see and play games before they’re out.

Gamescom happens each year in Cologne and takes place next week, August 18th-21st. We’ll be sending a crack team (Adam), but I was curious: are any of you planning on going as a member of the public?

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RPS Asks: What Was Your Favourite Game This Month?

We’re not even at the halfway point and 2016 is already one of the best years for PC gaming that I can remember. XCOM 2 and Darkest Dungeon already seem like distant memories, and this month alone we’ve had Kathy Rain, Stellaris, DOOM, Salt and Sanctuary, Overwatch and Total War: Warhammer. Today there’s another Hitman episode incoming and after the joy of Sapienza, I can’t wait to get stuck into Marrakesh. I’ve been starved of games for half of the month thanks to holidays and press trips so I’ve undoubtedly missed some splendid releases, so I put it to you, dear readers: what was May’s best game?

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RPS Asks: Have You Ever Smurfed? If So, Why?

A great joke

Reading through the new Ask Riot thingummy where Riot employees will address common League of Legends [official site] questions, the very first question looks at the practice of smurfing. This is not the process of dying yourself blue and donning a Phrygian cap as some sort of pre-game ritual (although I now have a new feature idea – GRAHAM!).

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RPS Asks: What Do You Play When Ill?

It seems that everyone in the world has a cold or flu at the moment. Not me! I’m on a week-long break between colds and flu just now, so am fit enough to ask you, what do you play when sickly? What’s your gaming Lemsip? And what, Horace forbid, do you do when you’re too ill to sit at your PC? Do you have sofa access to the big black box? HOW DO YOU COPE?

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The Division Won’t Have Microtransactions, Depending On Your Definition

What defines a microtransaction? How micro is “micro”, and does the name refer to the size of those payments, the location you make them from, or the nature of the goods you’re buying? That’s the quandary raised by Ubisoft. A community manager tweeted that “There will be no microtransactions, and definitely no P2W” in their new online shooter, The Division. This was simply repeating an answer given in interviews back in January, but the catch is that the game will have DLC, and that DLC will include “vanity items”, which are the kind of thing normally sold via microtransactions.

So RPS asks you: what is a microtransaction?

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RPS Asks: Is Your Competitive Streak Fading With Age?

I did spend a chunk of this morning gloating about how I was smashing Adam’s Devil Daggers times but, by and large, competitiveness is rare for me now. As I settle into my thirties, my days of jostling for frags are behind me, and I haven’t been passive-aggressive to Dota teamies in yonks. TELL THEM, PIP. Anyway. According to a recent report, this is common, and older folks seek competition in games less than younguns. It’s a flimsy report but a nice-conversation starter: how’s your competitiveness faring as you grow older?

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RPS Asks: You To Take Our Reader Survey, Please

There’s more of you than there’s ever been before, which means there’s probably a lot we don’t know about you. We have all sorts of questions. For example: how are you? Where did you get those dapper shoes? And would you be willing to take this reader survey in order to help us improve the website?

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