So you might notice something different at the bottom of RPS posts from now on: a small note about affiliate links and RPS’s policy regarding them. That’s because we now have a policy regarding affiliate links and their use.
A new logo – gosh! What a day for the internet. And a new font, too! But don’t be scared, it’s just earth-shattering change that undermines your very reliance on the familiar.
At RPS we’re always fiddling behind the scenes. Fnarr! Rather than relaunching the site every couple of years, our updating process is always happening, the heroic Jonathan Sutcliffe and team at Positive Internet constantly tweaking, fixing and improving, the site gradually evolving. We prefer this to surprising you (and us) with sudden change. Today’s update is perhaps a bit more noticeable than others, and we hope you agree it makes the site easier to read. And prettier! Look at that lovely new logo. (If you’re not seeing it, hit Ctrl-F5.)
The Manchester Day Games Room is now open. The event brings 18 fabulous new games to Manchester Town Hall and is presented by Rock, Paper, Shotgun. That’s us! The space is open today and tomorrow, 10am til 6pm, and it’s absolutely free to enter and play. Families welcome!
People often write to us at RPS to ask why we don’t have some sort of indie-focused videogame event where we take a room, put games in it, and then people can come along and play those games. Good news! We’re doing exactly that this weekend, the 13th and 14th of June. As part of Manchester Day, Manchester’s Town Hall will contain the Manchester Day Games Room, created in partnership with us. Come along!
Yesterday, Steam Curators launched. What does it mean? Nobody knows. What does it smell like? That I can tell you: raspberries, with a hint of smoked paprika.
Given there’s plenty of off and on worry about Steam’s own game discovery tools, which controversially have just changed again, maybe now’s a pretty darn good time for carefully-chosen recommendations about what to play from third parties. So here we are, with our 141 years’ worth of PC gaming experience, suggesting games old and new, mainstream and indie, big and small, noisy and sleepy, that our staff have felt fondly towards. Please do give us a follow.
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Due to an internal mix-up, there was external confusion about the deadline for applications for the RPS junior writer position. To make sure everyone gets a chance to get their applications in, we’re extending the deadline to 23.59 UK time on Monday 28th July. You’ve got until midnight Monday night. If you already sent your application in after 3pm Friday, don’t worry, we’ve got it (and of course the very many that arrived before!). The original instructions for the job position are repeated below.
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