Posts Tagged ‘RPS asks’

RPS Asks: About Over-A-Tiny-Shoulder Gaming

For three weeks I’ve played only two games. I’ve re-played (for I think the sixth time) the wonderful Flow Free on Android (sometimes I consider converting RPS to an Android site, just so I can wax on about why this game is so exceptional, and why it’s distinct from all the other copycat games of the same type), and obsessively looping all three of the Hexcells games on my PC while watching Once Upon A Time on the other monitor. Between me and all this has been a new tiny human, my first kid, born three weeks ago. Hexcells and the morbid fairytale adventures of Storybrooke have predominantly been played between 1am and 6am, while a squirmy boy agrees to sleep only because I’ve one arm hooked ’round him. I’ve finished all three Hexcells games twice in the last week (and 24 episodes of OUAT), and it leaves me wondering, what games have RPS mums and dads played in these mad times?

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RPS Asks: Why And How Often Do You Finish Games?

'The game ended an hour ago, I just haven't had the heart to tell him.'

On a recent episode (mp3) of Start The Week, a BBC Radio 4 discussion programme, poet and publisher Michae Schmidt says: “It would be nice if we didn’t read books to finish them, but if we read books to enjoy them and be in them. There’s such a joy in reading. A lot of books now are constructed so that you– they aspire to the condition of film now, and not to the condition of music any longer.”

While convalescing in front of my computer at the weekend, I found (without remembering how) this Tumblr in which someone logs every game they finish. A noble idea, but I consider how many games I could put on a list of my own. This year… maybe two?

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RPS Asks: What Games Have You Had To Uninstall?

'Steam says he's played this game for 600 hours.'

Last week I uninstalled Football Manager 2014.

It wasn’t for the first time. The problem with Sports Interactive’s foot-to-ball games are well documented, but 2014 is the first in the series in over ten years to get its cleats into me. It got to the point that I wasn’t being productive in other projects anymore. It got to the point that I wasn’t playing other games anymore. It got to the point where I wasn’t even really having fun playing Football Manager; I was bored, but playing habitually because there was never a natural point to call it done.

So it’s gone, for now. And I’ve been wondering: What games have you had to uninstall from your computer to stop yourself from playing them? What are your problem games?

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RPS Asks: What Did You Play During EGGFEST ’14?

Ancient, rusty engines spin into life. Bleary eyes gaze at inboxes and RSS feeds. The gooey mingled remnants of chocolate and beer are wiped from encrusted chins. EGGFEST ’14 has concluded,and the News Cannon must be carefully reloaded before it can unleash a new volley into the skies.

While we prepare it, perhaps you’d like to tell us what games you played over the long weekend? Old favourites, new gems, bunny-themed in-game events, obscure mods, what? TELL US. And tell your fellow readers too: spread the word on The Things That Must be Played.

As for RPS, here’s how we spent our own Eggfests.

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Happy New 2014 Readers!

Horace got a new tattoo.

Oh our goodness, it’s 2014. We’re all on holiday, together, in a submarine at the bottom of the sea. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t writing ludicrous numbers of sentences about hundreds of games that are coming out next year. Those will start appearing tomorrow.

In the meantime, we just wanted to check all was well with you, and ask which PC games you’re most looking forward to in 2014.

RPS Asks: What Are Your Plans For The New Consoles?

This November is a very big month in gaming. It’s traditionally the biggest month in the gaming calendar, but this one knocks the others into a hat so cocked it’s balancing on its brim. It sees the release of both the Xbox One, and the PS4. That’s enormous – previous console releases have been staggered, the PS2 appearing a year and a half before the Xbox, the Xbox 360 beating the PS3 to the shelves by a full year. That was all seven long years ago, and this time the battle is head to head, just a week separating the two black boxes’ arrival into the world. With them comes a slew of launch titles, some exclusive, some cross-platform, and what both Microsoft and Sony must be hoping will be their biggest Christmas ever. So where does that leave you, the fine looking PC gamer?

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RPS Asks: What’s The Autumn Game You’re Waiting For?

While the publishers are no longer quite as mad as they used to be, saving almost every game ever for October or November, they still remain the biggest months in the gaming calendar. And this Autumn proffers an impressive collection of titles. So which is the one you’re most looking forward to? Where do your hopes lie for filling those long, Wintery evenings? And, come on, tell the truth – are you awaiting some Call Of Duty?

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RPS Asks: What’s Your Bank Holiday Playlist?

Thanks, Rabbie.
Hello everyone. Over here in the land of smashed hard-drives, terrifying tabloids, and warm socks, the upcoming Monday will be a holiday. Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Defender of the Faith, Queen, and mother of four, has seen fit to give us an extra day off. Thanks, Queeny. I think she must have a games industry connection, because she’s given us this treat just as Saints Row IV and Splinter Cell: Blacklist are unlocking on Steam. Oh and Sir, You Are Being Hunted (Disclaimer: It’s great, and Jim owns this site and makes that game). Anyway, for the people that have time off, what games will you be playing now you have three days instead of two this weekend?
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