Posts Tagged ‘RPS asks’

RPS Asks: What Are Your Hopes For E3 2015?

E3 2015 is a little under two weeks away which means that RPS is, between emailing, weeping and panic-vomiting, excitedly daydreaming about the games we care about: the XCOM 2s, the Fallout maybe-4s, the Deus Ex: Mankind Divideds. What might E3 bring of those games and what surprises might the show deliver? Could a new Hitman game be properly announced? Could Mirror’s Edge 2 live up to my hopes at all?

If you are similarly staring out your office window, thinking about not-work, then tell us: what are you hoping for from this year’s E3?

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RPS Asks: What Would You Do With Call Of Duty?

Yes, it still needs to have guns.

Activision have started vaguely muttering about this year’s Call of Duty, which is the first from Cod Blops folks Treyarch on the series’ new three-year development cycle. We knew that was happening, and all Activision had to say in an earnings conference call yesterday is that it’ll be “loaded with innovation”. Right-o. The FPS is now a decade into annual sequels and quite set on that path, so I wonder: what would you do with Call of Duty?

You can reboot, resurrect, reinvent, fragment, and spin-off all you like, but let’s assume you won’t get the green light from Activision without releasing a core FPS. Past, present, future, revolutions, invasions, operations, robots, dinosaurs, spacemen – go. Dream. Me, I’m thinking episodic.

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RPS Asks: Which Games Demand Too Much Time?

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I have some pretty big games in my life. They’re mostly MOBAs but I’m still trying to make my way through one huge RPG, keep up with Destiny and I made the mistake of picking up Endless Legend just before Christmas. Add in a full-time job and the vaguest semblance of a social life and suddenly any new games which last more than, say, 30 minutes become part of an organisational nightmare.

Having read the RPS comments sections for while now I suspect I’m not alone in this. Open-world survival games, lane pushers, strategy games, sprawling RPGs often seem to be in competition with university, work, personal projects (or maybe just with other games we love) for our time and energy.

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RPS Asks: What Did You Play Over The Holiday?

Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s writers are stumbling about, eyes blinded by the light. What is it that we do here again? What does that button over there do? What’s a Twitter? Perhaps you feel similarly. Perhaps you’re still finding roast potato crumbs in your pockets and the memories of unfettered gaming in your brain.

Share those memories of gaming during the holiday in the comments below.

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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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RPS Asks: What Aren’t You Playing?


It’s going to be a little quiet here with today being a day of rest for both Britons and foreigners around the world. As such there’s going to be a lot of gaming going on. But what aren’t you playing? What have you left in the pile that you really must get around to? What did you buy in the sale that you haven’t had time for? What did you get that always seems to be slipping down the list? Which games are you leaving behind?

What’s not on your screen this weekend?

What’s Your Game Of 2013 So Far?


We’ve got a few things going up today, but as it’s National Nap-In-Armchair Day in the UK, things will be pretty quiet. You can do us a favour though, and answer two questions for us:

1) What’s your favourite game of the year so far?

2) Are you playing a multiplayer game regularly, and if so is what is it? The same as your GOTYSF?

Speak!

RPS Asks: What Are You Playing Over Easter?

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Being a freelancer, time has lost all meaning and constancy. So much so that I’m writing this post in 2035. Hello from the graphene dome of of San Wales. It’s another balmy 96 degrees centigrade on the new North Pole. The Bieber Gaga war is now over, and we can all sit back and enjoy Cyber Easter with a big old slurp of Solyent. Oh look, it’s Good Friday. Time to forget all your troubles and enjoy the holidays. Will you be gaming? Is it perfect timing for you to hop into BioShock Infinite, or is there something else that you’re going to spend time with? I finished BioShock Infinite all those years ago/last night, so I’ll be hopping between Trials Evolution Gold and a review game. But enough about my fabulous life. What about yours?
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RPS Asks: Who’s Your Gaming Love?

Happy Valentine’s Day, readers. We luurrrrrrve you. Kissy kissy slurp.

On this loviest of days, we want to know which gaming characters you truly love. Not fancy. Bleaurgh – we’re not CVG. Love. Whether it’s eros, philos, storgy or agape, whom do you find yourself caring about in the gaming world? Which characters do you worry about like you might your brother or sister? Is there a hero you’d make sacrifices for? Is there a game kid you find yourself wanting to parent? Or is there a fictional someone you’d swoop up into your arms, stare deeply and lovingly into his or her eyes, and carry into the sunset? Let us know your game loves below.

So… What Are You People Playing?


It’s been a while since we’ve asked you to step onto the soapbox, but it’s finally that time again: you’re constantly reading about what we’re playing – but what about you? What has filled your past few weeks, and why? Are you still playing through that backlog of hastily-purchased Steam games? Have you found some gem that we’ve missed? What has surprised you? What has disappointed you? Tell us now, please do.

I particularly want to hear from those of you playing free-to-play stuff. What has held your attention? Speak!