Posts Tagged ‘Supporter’

Hitman reveals itself in layers

In December, we named Hitman [official site] the best sandbox game of 2016. I hadn’t played it at the time, but I have since and, yes, yes. Hitman deserves to be celebrated for its beautiful, detailed worlds. Let’s pretend I’m folding this write-up into the calendar entry for the game I missed.

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I miss crap first-person shooters

I don’t mean crap crap. I mean “merely adequate in the age of Half-Life 2” shooters. Unreconstructed action nonsense, perhaps with some kind of gimmick, definitely with too-big weapons, a plot you never care about, lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of men to shoot. Read the rest of this entry »

Hidden Object Game: The Movie

FADE IN

INT. FRONT HALLWAY OF HOME – DAY

Wife and husband ALISON and JAMES are heading out to the supermarket, before visiting some friends for dinner. JAMES, a hidden object game designer, is putting on his shoes. ALISON waits impatiently by the door.


ALISON
Where are the car keys, honey?

JAMES
In the cupboard above the sink. Read the rest of this entry »

We need a revolution in tutorials

Tutorials are universally terrible. I feel like I’ve been writing this for years, but they remain the single largest obstacle to games growing in popularity, and as someone who has been playing games for decades, their tedium still regularly turns me away from something new within an hour.

And don’t kid yourself: it’s not because games are complicated.

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The final RPS Christmas Cracker

***** The RPS team now are in their winter hibernation state and will return on 4th January. In the meantime we didn’t want you to think we’d forgotten about you or the supporter program so we have hand-crafted a selection of the Bestest Best RPS Cracker Jokes. It’s also our way of giving you the “reveal” moment we no longer have in the advent calendar. We’ve made these posts open to all. Whether you celebrate or not we hope they raise a smile. Love, RPS xxx *****

Q: What did Queen Victoria say when she tried the Oculus Rift?

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The eleventh RPS Christmas Cracker

***** The RPS team now are in their winter hibernation state and will return on 4th January. In the meantime we didn’t want you to think we’d forgotten about you or the supporter program so we have hand-crafted a selection of the Bestest Best RPS Cracker Jokes. It’s also our way of giving you the “reveal” moment we no longer have in the advent calendar. We’ve made these posts open to all. Whether you celebrate or not we hope they raise a smile. Love, RPS xxx *****

Q: Why does Hidetaka Miyazaki leave footprints wherever he goes?

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The tenth RPS Christmas Cracker

***** The RPS team now are in their winter hibernation state and will return on 4th January. In the meantime we didn’t want you to think we’d forgotten about you or the supporter program so we have hand-crafted a selection of the Bestest Best RPS Cracker Jokes. It’s also our way of giving you the “reveal” moment we no longer have in the advent calendar. We’ve made these posts open to all. Whether you celebrate or not we hope they raise a smile. Love, RPS xxx *****

Q: Why do hardware developers have to make phonecalls if a party runs late?

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