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The power of gaming communities

For three years, many of my evenings and weekends have been spent online with the Rock, Paper, Shotgun community – posting announcements, managing servers, and hosting events. By doing this I’ve met hundreds of people and have developed some great friendships. I've enhanced the experience of playing games for myself and others, and in the process I've gained skills to progress my career in ‘real…

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PlanetSide 2 Call To Arms: Join RPS On March 5th

On Saturday March 5th at 7pm, the RPS PlanetSide 2 community is gathering once again for an evening of war. Call To Arms is where hundreds of players from our community pile into a server together with the common goal of capturing enemy bases and having fun. Newcomers to the game and community are welcome and you can download the game for free over here.…

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The RPS Social Club: Friday, 14th August In Brighton

RPS Social Clubs are reader-organised events meant for the merriment of all who call themselves friends of Horace. We occasionally highlight such events here on the main page and we'd like to do so more often. Below, a write-up by Ben Meredith, organiser of June's Brighton social, with details of where the troop will be assembling next on August 14th. Want to host your own?…

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Planetside 2: Hunt With The Traitors!

Playing Planetside 2 with RPS doesn't have to be about purple trousers or giraffe textures, no sir. In fact it can be entirely about freedom, unfloating tanks, and impressive armour (above), thanks to Rock Traitor Shotgun, our New Conglomerate faction outfit on the newly repopulated Miller server. (Man, it was busy this weekend.) This alternative team are having a bit of a shindig on the…

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Join Us At 8pm UK Time For Streamed Planetside 2

Hello you. We're going to be streaming Planetside 2 at 8pm, and you'll be able to watch that in the further expanse of this post if you tune your computer to Twitch-o-vision at that time (that's two hours after the publication time of this post.) We have a special guest, Planetside 2's senior art director, the tremendous Tramell Isaac, who will be talking us through…

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Play WildStar With The RPS Community Guild

Hello, dear reader. You may think of us here at Rock, Paper, Shotgun as your cherished aunts and uncles, and we want you to know that you're our most favourite nibling. But you can't keep hiding behind our legs at family gatherings, arms wrapped around our knees, whenever one of your cousins comes by. You should play with them. Go on. They're nice. You'll like…

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Good Luck, Planetside 2 Players!

Unusual competitive gaming news: Our beloved Planetside 2 community is in for the fight of its life this evening, as it faces one of the best clans from their home server of Miller in a Planetside Community Clash match. You can examine the competition brackets over here, where you can see that the team's opponents are an NC outfit called "The Jesters", who hail from…

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Come Play Planetside 2 With Us On Sunday!

Hello you. We're going to be running about in Planetside 2 (it's free and awesome!) from about 7.30pm UK on Sunday 9th on Miller. We'd love for you to join us, and the RPS Planetside community will once again be making heroic efforts to enable an entertaining evening for all involved. You'll need to get on the RPS community Mumble to get involved, as the…

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You Can Play Games With RPS Readers

The RPS reader - a discerning, beautiful creature raised by feral desktop machines in the jungles of the internet before being discovered by a pipe-smoking explorer in 1956 - likes to play videogames in the company of like-minded gamers. It was to this end that we erected the fantastical edifice know as the Game Clubs And General Sociability Ok forum. It is this distinguished public…

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Hello! Come Play Games With The RPS Community

While we seem to spend our time reading and reminiscing, we're actually a site about playing games, and not just alone in a room in the dark, but alone in a room in the dark connected to the internet of people! Yes, there's loads of them, and they play things as diverse as Dominions 3, and Mechwarrior Online. Yes, there are subforums and threads for…

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Come And Play Planetside 2 With Us!

Yes, that's an order. We're going to be doing a big old call to arms on the Miller server on the 16th. The last couple of these have been completely fantastic, with hundreds of RPS readers working together in multiple platoons to set the various continents on (purple) fire. It's a Sunday evening this time, too, which should make things easier for many. You'll need…

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The Many Games Of The RPS Community

There has never been a more suitable time for you to play games with RPS readers. And they're up to all kinds of larks and japes in games such as diverse as Warframe and Star Trek Online. There are familiar popular collaborative pastimes such as Planetside 2, Mechwarrior Online, and Neverwinter, but also newer plans such as an RPS racing community, a Rising Storm group,…

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An RPS Call To Arms: Planetside 2, Thursday 9th

The last RPS Call To Arms event was a thing of legend, with hundreds of readers teaming up for colossal conflict on the Miller server. We're doing it again this Thursday. Organisation will once again be done via our forum, and via the RPS Mumble server. You should not miss out on this, it will be memorable. Planetside 2 is free-to-play.

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A Call To Arms: Planetside 2 Tomorrow Night

Right! Tomorrow night: Planetside 2, EU server "Miller". Everyone get your fighting trousers on, and get in there. The game is free to play, so you have no excuses. It's Strategic Thursday for Vanu, which means getting on Mumble, getting in the outfit, and working together to explode things. It's the most fun I've had all year. And I have a lot of fun. Too…

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Never Forget: You Can Play Games With RPS Folk

There RPS readers are many, in their millions, in fact. Some of that mighty legion has organised itself into teams of beautiful and intelligent competitors in the world of electronic ludic fancies. Why who could ignore the dashing teams of purple, and other colours, who frequent Planetside 2? What citizen of the Earth could doubt the talent and commitment of RPS' Arma 2 platoons? Who…

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Let’s Share Some RPS Community Video Antics

There are quite a few communities bustling away in the General Sociability forum, and some of those have produced of videos of their antics. I've embedded just a few of those below. There are many more, and I am sure others still I haven't seen. Are you doing video stuff with the RPS community? Link your work/play in the comments!

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Hey, You! Play Games With RPS Communities!

You've got no excuse. There's a DOTA 2 group, for friendly lane-thrashing heroics, there's a group playing marines and aliens (the 21st century's Cops & Robbers) in Natural Selection 2, and there's even a Wurm village going up. I am not saying that you have to play Firefall with poor old nCore, but you really should. And there's always a chance for you to get…

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