Episodes

  • John drafts in his three-year-old son Toby to describe the games in this week's Steam Charts. Kingdom Come Deliverance becomes a horrible fighting game called 'Meanies', SCUM becomes 'The Horrible Story', and the sad beasts of Monster Hunter World become the joyous dinosaurs of 'Pterodactyl Spinners'.

    To see the Steam Charts, just head here: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/09/24/steam-charts-flibble-glibble-pants-edition

  • We're talking about funny bugs. Alice Liguori of the video squad joins us to say hello, and to celebrate the twitchy bodies of the Sims. Meanwhile, Alice Bell tells us about a rude Wyvern who keeps interrupting a romance scene in Dragon Age: Inquisition. And Brendan tests our bug knowledge with a patch notes quiz.

    We've also been playing Two Point Hospital, Spy Party and Unavowed. We're so very very busy.

    Links:

    Lydia of Skyrim is a curse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTMwjYgJsFQ

    Mammoths from heaven: https://youtu.be/Rvtl-a9QZLk?t=22s

    Fallout New Vegas doctor has a case of the headspins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITOrKb5HP6s

    Oblivion’s paintbrush lets you build staircases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-60UmK9Id0

    The Sims are strange beings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFdS1bYvcYw

    The WWE Live referee with a twisted body: https://giphy.com/gifs/thumbs-glitch-way-5BTyQlNh8Ugmc

    Red Dead Redemption’s weird animal people include a donkey lady: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q7v4F8r9Og

    And a cougar man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVVXyKP1FVk

    And a horse pilot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vavUXJXV7ec

    Kanye the Wyvern interrupts a roantic moment in Dragon Age Inquisition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPvs4ykC7mE

    Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines has an unofficial patch to get rid of bugs: https://steamcommunity.com/app/2600/discussions/0/540740501569512130/

    Fraser’s Spy Party early access review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/04/24/spyparty-early-access-review/

    Nic Rueben’s Two Point Hospital review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/31/two-point-hospital-review/

    John’s Unavowed review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/08/wot-i-think-unavowed/

    Skate 3’s kickflipping corpses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfl33Tn0pYc

    Does a typo correction fix Aliens: Colonial Marines? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bdyYQMCxIc

    You should be playing… Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JitImPMIiYc

    Reader responses on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rockpapershot/status/1039797154901049345

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  • Onimusha is back, so let's talk about our dream remakes. Dave wants the turn-based tactics of Shining Force to make a comeback, and Brendan is angry that Capcom have said nothing about Dino Crisis.

    There are other suggestions. A remake of Croc made by From Software? Why not. Gone Home redesigned from the ground up by Ubisoft? Uh, no thanks.

    Links:

    All our Gamescom coverage from this year: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/tag/gamescom-2018/

    Onimusha Warlords is getting a remake: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-08-28-capcoms-bringing-onimusha-back-from-the-dead

    Streets of Rage 4 is coming out too: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/28/streets-of-rage-4-announced-by-dotemu/

    Shenmue I and II have already got one: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/21/shenmue-1-2-are-out-now-on-pc/

    Shining Force was a turn-based RPG for the Megadrive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pewTGCkt4qE

    Into The Breach review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/02/27/into-the-breach-ftl-sequel-review/

    Dino Crisis needs remade sort it out Capcom: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dino_Crisis

    Tim Curry’s best scene in Red Alert 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yMy7JuGpJM

    Sunset Riders was pretty neat: https://youtu.be/lvoAmeDq3sU?t=16s

    Have you played.. Star Wars: TIE Fighter? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/10/30/have-you-played-star-wars-tie-fighter/

    This is what Revenge of the Shinobi looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyJPHZSchRA

    Sega collection lets you play Mega Drive games in a VR bedroom: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/31/sega-mega-drive-genesis-classics-gets-a-vr-overhaul/

    Timesplitters and Second Sight rights acquired by Koch Media: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/15/new-timesplitters-game-from-deep-silver/

    Cannon Fodder was shooty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XUqK4l3VAU

    Dave's massive Monster Hunter guide: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/24/monster-hunter-world-guide-monster-hunting-basics-combat-tips-4/

  • We're in Cologne! It's Gamescom, the yearly games show, where we've been looking at Cyberpunk 2077, Metro Exodus, Biomutant, Dying Light 2, Ape Out, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot and many more.

    We recorded this after the first day of the show, in an echoey hotel room, so apologies for the sound quality. We’ve since played Sekiro, Anthem, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, Battlefield V, and lots more. So keep an eye out for more write-ups and videos at rockpapershotgun.com.

    Links:

    Some games that will good on Nvidia’s new graphics cards: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/21/nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-turing-confirmed-pc-games/

    Biomutant is a kung fu furball RPG: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/08/22/biomutant-announced/

    Cyberpunk 2077 demo is cool (but maybe too cool): https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/13/cyberpunk-2077-e3-gameplay-demo/

    Dying Light 2 revamps the day and night cycle: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/18/dying-light-2-preview-e3-2018/


    The manchildren of Metro Exodus: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/22/the-manchildren-of-metro-exodus/

    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s bear-kicking is available in October: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/11/assassins-creed-odyssey-release-date/

    Ape Out is about indulging in a primate rampage: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/03/09/ape-out-demo/

    Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot is about frying Nazis in VR: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/16/podcast-55-the-worst-endings/

    Transference is a spooky VR game that Elijah Wood is somehow involved in, we’re not sure: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/06/12/transference-announced-with-elijah-wood/

    The Sinking City is a Lovecraftian detective adventure: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/30/the-sinking-city-trailer-details/

    Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective is a cool board game: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2511/sherlock-holmes-consulting-detective-thames-murder

    Anno 1800 does some of that bad colonialism: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/08/22/anno-1800-announced/

    Five themes emerging in Life Is Strange 2: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/21/5-themes-emerging-in-life-is-strange-2s-first-episode/

    Just Cause 4 looks like a lot of fun: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/27/just-cause-4-wants-you-to-kick-up-a-storm/

    Control is a “new weird” shooter from Remedy: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/12/remedy-announce-new-game-control/

    All of our Gamescom 2018 coverage: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/tag/gamescom-2018/

  • Good end, bad end, noncommittal end. But what are the worst endings of all time? Matt reckons the big ol’ fart noise at the end of Mass Effect 3’s deserves a mention. And Noa thinks Dragon Age: Inquisition’s final moments were rubbish. Meanwhile, Brendan doesn’t like the ending of Tacoma. What? Shut up, Brendan.

    But we’ve also been polishing memories in Finding Paradise, hacking chocolate bars in Exapunks, and punching the money out of people’s faces in Yakuza 0. Super.

    Links:

    Mass Effect 3’s sythesis ending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6u8QIqLSmU

    Deus Ex Human Revolution ending: https://youtu.be/DibJL1F6S5k

    Layers of Fear endings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcvYAG0s_fE

    Dragon Age Inquisition final boss and ending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5dYgKNqY-g

    Tacoma ending: https://youtu.be/_diIY626Z5A?t=6m20s

    Wall-e ending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KUBX5GwV3M

    Far Cry 5’s endings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yKREaJk-OQ

    Forbidden Siren’s ending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYk-2pt2evo

    And the Siren: Blood Curse counterpart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmZk9BFNx7s

    Do not open the box: https://youtu.be/AnqRXUwxmXQ?t=3m

    Half-life 2 Episode 2 ending: https://youtu.be/_zbrkhcF4_8?t=6m15s

    Walking Dead Season 1 ending: https://youtu.be/_w9Ba5KhciE?t=20m51s

    To The Moon ending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUFLrr2yK88

    John’s Finding Paradise review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/12/14/finding-paradise-review/

    Yakuza 0’s streets are full of everyday life: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/14/gallery-everyday-life-on-the-streets-of-yakuza-0/

    Takashi Miike movies: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0586281/

    Exapunks is about hacking peanuts: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/09/exapunks-hacking-early-access-launch/

    Overwatch’s Hammond (a hamster): https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/07/24/overwatch-adds-new-character-wrecking-ball/

    Silent Hill 2’s dog ending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUDcSeUvkOw

    Silent Hill dog song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1nDafqdH9o

    You should be playing Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVKxrWDbhPY

    Some things we like in We Happy Few: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbIBc6gHyOk

    And some things John doesn’t like: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/15/wot-i-think-we-happy-few/

  • Then the bus EXPLODED. Hello, we're talking about the best game openings this week. Cold opens or slow burns, we love a good first impression.

    Matthew and Brendan are both boring, however, and pick all the usual suspects, from BioShock to Half-Life 2. But there are some unexpected loves too. We’ve also been playing No Man’s Sky and Dead Cells. And there's a game opening quiz too. Hooray!

    Links:

    BioShock’s opening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfZ30sfjdLY

    Half-Life 2’s opening: https://youtu.be/y_3vMUOayyc?t=8s

    Mass Effect 2’s opening: https://youtu.be/Hia_m36pEpA?t=45s

    Portal 2’s opening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByNcVu5a1qQ

    Dragon Age: Origins’s peasant Dwarf opening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8fPpjO_BQM

    A forest elf’s opening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcNQtgo5A0U

    Grim Fandango’s transition to Year 2: https://youtu.be/-HX1_jwJR-Y?t=1m22s

    The terrible opening FMV of Resident Evil: https://youtu.be/G9A-D7XLMsI?t=1m10s

    Prey opening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PCEdbrzcLE

    Resident Evil 4’s opening: https://youtu.be/oQ6sr7Bvl7Y?t=8s

    John didn’t like No Man’s Sky’s “Next” update: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/07/26/no-mans-sky-next-beginning-is-inaccessible/

    The most dismal planet in No Man’s Sky: https://www.pcgamer.com/i-found-the-most-dismal-no-mans-sky-planet-where-absolutely-no-happiness-is-allowed/

    The Last of Us opening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecpQ_WUqKUM

    The making of the Last of Us: https://youtu.be/yH5MgEbBOps

  • We’re talking about our dream games - games we want but don't exist so far. John wants a Robinson Crusoe style survival game that isn’t so punishing to those who can’t reach the good coconuts. Brendan wants an open world talk ‘em up with obscene amounts of detail.

    Speaking of dream games, John has also been playing No Man’s Sky again, following the recent update. He hasn’t tried multiplayer yet, but much has changed, not always for the better.

    Links:

    All is Lost featuring Robert Redford: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2017038/

    Hell in the Pacific featuring Lee Marvin: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063056/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    Have you played… Deus Ex Mankind Divided? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/12/06/have-you-played-deus-ex-mankind-divided/

    Shenmue III is being made: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/08/17/shenmue-3-published-by-deep-silver/

    No Man’s Sky Next brings multiplayer to eleventy squillion planets: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/07/24/no-mans-sky-next-overhaul-update-live/

    Hello Games on the death threats they received over butterflies: https://www.theguardian.com/games/2018/jul/20/no-mans-sky-next-hello-games-sean-murray-harassment-interview

    The Black Watchman is about bad doctors: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/07/21/the-bleeding-edges-the-black-watchmen/

    Ahnayro is about a dream world: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/08/03/the-bleeding-edges-ahnayro-the-dream-world/

    A retrospective on The Stone: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/07/28/the-bleeding-edges-the-stone-retrospective/

    The Coral Castle of Florida: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coral_Castle

    Quintin Smith’s Pathologic review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/10/05/pathologic-review/

    Have you played… Salt? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/03/16/salt-review/

    Our listeners’ dream games: https://twitter.com/rockpapershot/status/1022059175558430726

  • We're talking about music in games this week, and what makes a good soundtrack. The bleeps and bloops of Pac Man, or the orchestras of Oblivion? We’ve also done a music quiz! Can you guess the game based on a few seconds of music?

    Alice likes the music from the Fallout series, while Brendan is more into the chiptune of VVVVVV. Katharine is a devourer of music and even goes to concerts for Final Fantasy music.

    Links:


    To Zanarkand from Final Fantasy X: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-0G_FI61a8

    You can listen to one hour of Zelda Breath of the Wild if you want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NntQ86FHcMY

    Final Fantasy orchestral concerts are intense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh6V1zMmbuU

    Florence and her Machine did a cover of Stand By Me for Final Fantasy XV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv2DSmy3Tro

    Final Fantasy X-2’s colourful J-pop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDQxs__0tg0

    There’s a Jet Set Radio Live! http://jetsetradio.live/

    VVVVVV’s soundtrack is called PPPPPP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbXryUNgIyU&list=PLE2FD0021FD676541

    Beyoncé in Dream Land: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8ZF_ISU2Xg

    Animal Crossing browser extension adds music to your day: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/animal-crossing-music/fcedlaimpcfgpnfdgjbmmfibkklpioop

    The oldy-worldy Fallout music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l8iJgzNmlk

    Two Steps From Hell do loads of trailer music: https://www.youtube.com/user/TwoStepsFromTheMusic

    PUNKSNOTDEAD is the punk punching game Brendan can’t remember: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/04/05/punksnotdead/

    Watch Dogs 2’s punk pop song by Masked Intruder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRiVdYMa2pc

    Katharine uses the Doom soundtrack to test headphones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm932Sqwf5E&list=RDJm932Sqwf5E&start_radio=1

    Far Away in Red Dead Redemption: https://youtu.be/AUXGW6sWYDY?t=44s

    BioShock Infinite’s barbershop quartet sings God Only Knows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUffPtS3-7A

    It’s whole anachronism soundtrack idea was great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQheaCpjH0I&list=PLRj6F86aEpZQIGj6_1A1rkMDuNm5ulEDg&index=6

    The Yawhg has gentle, calming music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dCILvtLtaA&list=PLp5noFfOiI_MKs_mryYXFcyoygmSc3g2X

    The Red Strings Club’s soundtrack is good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqh2R0ZffWY

    Our Spotify music quiz: https://open.spotify.com/user/brendankillsu/playlist/6p1RPaPiKhWXw6O31iWZub?si=k_KxZTuES-K_RrfAoxjgng

    10 hours of Sims build music jesus wept: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAhwkPDYnUA

    The joy of Absolver’s social fight clubs: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/11/21/absolver-social-combat/

    Absolver is getting new stuff in September: https://absolvergame.com/news/absolver-downfall-content-update

    Banner Saga 3 is a final foray into darkness: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/04/13/the-banner-saga-3-will-be-a-final-foray-into-darkness/

    Ni No Kuni 2 review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/03/23/ni-no-kuni-2-pc-review/

    New Ice York is funny: https://magicdweedoo.itch.io/new-ice-york

    Reader responses on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rockpapershot/status/1019534817116000256

    Reader responses on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rockpapershot/photos/a.590931837659688.1073741826.176784995741043/1756526871100173/?type=3&theater

  • Let's chat magic in games! What are our favourite spells? Should magic be chaotic? Or should it be arranged in an orderly tome?

    Alice likes the competing forces of technology and magic in Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, while Matthew tells us about a Japanese import of Ni No Kuni on Nintendo DS which came with a real spellbook.

    But we’ve been playing stuff too. Alice has been shouting at gravity in anti-platformer Youropa, and Matthew has been trying to cope with the size of Egypt in Assassin’s Creed Origins.

    A special thanks to Chris McDowall for the theme suggestion. May your life be full of good magic and only a moderate amount of chaotic magic. If you want to suggest a theme for a future episode, please email podcast@rockpapershotgun.com.

    Links:

    Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcanum:_Of_Steamworks_and_Magick_Obscura

    Final Fantasy XV is so magical:

    Two Worlds was a game: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Worlds_(video_game)

    Sorcery was our best RPG of 2016: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/12/03/best-rpg-2016/

    The cannon spell from Planescape Torment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKZZEPoVb4c

    Ni No Kuni’s magic spell book on DS: https://youtu.be/HQtH4eQI7sA?t=1m8s

    BioShock Infinite was pretty different in early demos: https://youtu.be/6WUt5dEMt_Y?t=4m22s

    Have you played… Else Heart.Break()? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/02/20/have-you-played-else-heart-break/

    The Earthsea books: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthsea

    The Knightmare TV show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU5pdZOA9vc

    Knightmare Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC_46fJIySw

    Have you played… Encarta Mindmaze? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/04/04/have-you-played-encartas-mindmaze/

    Gravity works differently in Youropa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_t3XUurm6Q

    Our Assassin’s Creed Origins review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/11/01/assassins-creed-origins-review-pc/

  • Non-player characters! Whether they’re annoying companions, side characters, or disembodied human heads, let’s talk about some of our favourites.

    John likes nice people, like Nicole Collard from Broken Sword, or Alyx Vance from Half-Life 2. Brendan likes the plucky passport forger in Papers Please who won’t take no for an answer. And Alice wants to carry around Murray the skull from Curse of Monkey Island.

    We’ve also played things. John has been smashing his car up in The Crew 2. Brendan has been kickflipping and faceplanting in OlliOlli 2. Whereas Alice has been puzzling through the calm architecture of Starman: Tale of Light.

    Links:

    Who is Nicole Collard from Broken Sword? http://brokensword.wikia.com/wiki/Nicole_Collard

    Our best friends in games podcast: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/03/08/podcast-who-are-our-best-friends/

    Jorji Costava from Papers Please: http://papersplease.wikia.com/wiki/Jorji_Costava

    James Kidd from Assassin’s Creed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUfVDcR4SmA

    Solas from Dragon Age Inquisition: http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Solas

    What the BioWare writers listened to while writing for their characters:http://blog.bioware.com/2014/12/12/the-sound-and-the-fury-what-we-listened-to-while-writing-dragon-age-inquisition/

    HK-47 from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/HK-47

    Crestfallen Warrior from Dark Souls: http://darksouls.wikia.com/wiki/Crestfallen_Warrior

    Alyx Vance from Half-Life 2: http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Alyx_Vance

    Dying Light Zombie who says “No! Please!”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqKo5Jmgdgg

    Uncle Pey’j from Beyond Good and Evil: http://beyondgoodandevil.wikia.com/wiki/Pey%27j

    Murray the skull from Monkey Island: http://monkeyisland.wikia.com/wiki/Murray

    Johnny from Metal Gear Solid: http://metalgear.wikia.com/wiki/Johnny_Sasaki

    John’s review of The Crew 2: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/28/wot-i-think-the-crew-2-as-a-single-player-game/

    John’s review of Red Faction Guerilla Re-Mars-tered: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/07/03/wot-i-think-red-faction-guerrilla-re-mars-tered/

    Olli Olli 2 is a good skateboarding game: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/08/12/olliolli2-released/

    Alice’s review of Starman: Tale of Light: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/07/03/starman-tale-of-light-review/

    Lydia versus a gate (again): https://youtu.be/MTMwjYgJsFQ

    Trying to bring Lydia back to life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2KrgDbLwAU

    Lucian Lachance from Oblivion: http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Lucien_Lachance

  • Welcome to Soundbyte, an audio mini-series that explores topics in the games industry. In our first episode, Astrid Johnson talks us through unionisation in the games industry.

    She speaks to Doug Cockle, aka Geralt of Rivia, about his negative experiences in the recording booth, and ‘Emma’ from Game Workers Unite, who explains the challenges of unionising. On top of that, we hear from two worker-owned studios, including the creators of Dead Cells.

    Links:
    The voice actor strike started in 2016: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/10/17/voice-actor-strike/

    And was later suspended after a tentative agreement: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/09/26/voice-actor-strike-suspended-as-tentative-agreement-reached/

    Adam’s coverage of the GDC unionisation debacle: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/03/23/the-game-industry-needs-to-change-and-it-begins-now/

    Game Workers Unite website: https://www.gameworkersunite.org/

    Pixel Pusher's website: http://www.pixelpushersunion-512.com/

    Dead Cells is a good game: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/tag/dead-cells/

    Motion Twin's website: http://motion-twin.com/en/

  • Let's talk about the naughty games we weren’t allowed to play as youngsters (but did anyway). Alice suffered strict rationing of The Sims 2, and Dave was scolded about Silent Hill. Although, Brendan’s parents didn’t seem to care about GTA 2.

    And we’re still sneaking games today. Alice has been kidnapping policemen in Cultist Simulator, while Dave has been scurrying around in Ghost of a Tale. Also, keep your earholes primed for some bonus facts about axolotls.

    Links:

    Dave is our new guides writer - hello Dave! https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/20/meet-dave-irwin-rpss-new-guides-writer/

    King’s Quest II is an old Sierra adventure game: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Quest_III

    Antichamber was good wunnit? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/01/31/wot-i-think-antichamber/

    Nights of Azure 2 is the worst game Dave ever reviewed: https://store.steampowered.com/app/636570/Nights_of_Azure_2_Bride_of_the_New_Moon/

    Have you played… The Sims 2? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/11/12/the-sims-2-best-sims/

    Silent Hill is scary even behind the scenery: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/11/03/silent-hill-2-boundary-break/

    Fortnite is discussed on Good Morning Britain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6EF_dgO3Vk

    The children are falling asleep in school: https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/bristol-primary-school-warning-children-1670369

    Giants: Citizen Kabuto was an odd one: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/12/11/giants-citizen-kabuto-free/

    Not including a tutorial in Cultist Simulator was a contentious decision: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/19/not-including-a-tutorial-in-cultist-simulator-was-the-most-contentious-decision-of-the-whole-project/

    Nic Rueben’s Cultist Simulator review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/31/cultist-simulator-review/

    John’s Ghost of a Tale review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/03/15/ghost-of-a-tale-is-a-stealthy-rpg-with-bright-whiskers/

    Ghost of a Tale is designed by a former Dreamworks animator: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/05/08/lionel-gallat-explains-ghost-of-a-tale/

    Redwall is NOT Animals of Farthing Wood meets Dark Souls: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redwall

    Axolotls are amaaaazing: http://mentalfloss.com/article/63130/11-awesome-axolotl-facts

    No, really: https://twitter.com/FrogCroakley/status/985890829154865152

    The visual novel about the is called RB Axolotl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s1uCfywrwI

    Dying Light 2 hopes to improve on everything: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/18/dying-light-2-preview-e3-2018/

    The games our listeners weren’t allowed to play: https://twitter.com/rockpapershot/status/1011918305710559232

    The most exciting PC games still to come in 2018: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/26/video-the-most-exciting-pc-games-still-to-come-in-2018/

  • E3 is over, but that won’t stop us. We pick out our favourite games and oddest moments from the LA show. But we’re also introducing two new voices this week: Alice Bell and Noa Smith.

    Alice is excited for Ashen and enjoyed Andrew WK’s performance at Bethesda’s press event. Noa is looking forward to Beyond Good and Evil 2, but also the smiling veggies of Ooblets. And Brendan tells the story of how Hideo Kojima mildly inconvenienced him while visiting the show. Oh, and of course everyone is intrigued by Cyberpunk 2077.

    Link blast:

    Noa Smith is our new video person! https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/19/welcome-noa-smith-to-rpss-video-team/

    Alice Bell is our new deputy editor! https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/19/alice-bell-is-rpss-new-deputy-editor-say-hello

    E3 was last week – here’s the best stuff we saw: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/18/best-games-of-e3-2018/

    And here’s the 9 best games you might have missed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueuWfjAV9gs

    Bethesda’s E3 conference, featuring Andrew WK: https://youtu.be/OxGorVTMDIU?t=6m27s

    Beyond Good and Evil 2 brings back Pey’j and Jade: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/11/beyond-good-and-evil-2-e3-2018-trailer/

    But Ubi’s crowdsourcing of art and music is a bit cheeky: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/15/hitrecord-claim-no-spec-work-on-bge2/

    Cyberpunk 2077 had a cool trailer: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/10/cyberpunk-2077-e3-2018-trailer/

    But Cyberpunk’s demo was shown in secret: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/13/cyberpunk-2077-e3-gameplay-demo/

    Just Cause 4 has tornadoes: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/10/just-cause-4-announced-e3-trailer/

    The Quiet Man looks, um… https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/11/square-enix-announce-the-quiet-man/

    Sony’s press conference was a bit silly: https://youtu.be/JqAVdqh91eA?t=2m13s

    Maneater is Jaws: The Game (and we’re Jaws): https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/12/maneater-shark-game-announced/

    Resident Evil 2 remake, starring a rat: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/12/resident-evil-2-remake-release-date/

    Ooblets has ditched fighting for dance battles: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/12/ooblets-has-ditched-dogfighting-for-dance-battles/

    Neo Cab wants you to embrace the Pain Worm: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/03/15/neo-cab-is-a-tale-of-emotional-survival-in-a-dying-industry/

    Devil May Cry features Dante and Virgil and Nero and… Trish? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/11/devil-may-cry-5-announced/

    Ashen is pretty Souls-y: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/06/16/ashen-e3-2015-trailer/

    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has romances! https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/11/assassins-creed-odyssey-release-date/

    But Anthem doesn’t: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/10/anthem-preview/

    EA’s press conference, featuring Vince Zampella: https://youtu.be/ekKth75c4bg?t=19m8s

    Respawn’s Star Wars game is Jedi: Fallen Order: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/09/respawn-announce-star-wars-jedi-fallen-order/

    Ubisoft’s conference, featuring a wonderful dancing panda: https://youtu.be/vHYtD8jWMTo?t=1h10m52s

    Dead or Alive 6 says it’s going to ‘tone it down’: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/18/dead-or-alive-6-will-tone-down-the-wobbly-bits-half-heartedly/

    But Soul Calibur VI isn’t: https://kotaku.com/at-e3-soulcaliburs-objectified-women-felt-like-a-relic-1826929714

    Control is the new weird shooter from Remedy: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/12/remedy-announce-new-game-control/

    Sable looks phwoar: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/12/sable-trailer/

    The Elder Scrolls VI is set in Elsweyr and here’s the proof: https://assets.rockpapershotgun.com/images//2018/06/supporter-post-ted-vi-cat-620x338.jpg

    Dying Light 2 is changing its day and night cycle: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/18/dying-light-2-preview-e3-2018/

  • E3 is coming! So here are some of our predictions, hopes and fears for this year’s dreaded multimedia assault on the nervous system.

    Alec is dreaming of XCOM sequel news but is more realistically expecting Spelunky 2 or Prey’s moon expansion. And Brendan wants a Elder Scrolls teaser, but might have to settle for Fallout 76. Alec has also been playing Vampyr, the bloodsucking RPG.

    Links:

    All our E3 coverage this year: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/tag/e3-2018/

    Who is Chris Evans? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Evans_(presenter)

    Fallout 76 will probably be shown: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/30/fallout-76-trailer/

    The Elder Scrolls VI isn’t being worked on (but this was 2 years ago tbf): https://www.gamesradar.com/the-elder-scrolls-6-is-not-in-development-for-the-time-being-says-bethesda

    Okay, we get it, Prey’s expansion will be set on the moon: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/19/secret-patch-updates-prey-with-rem-lyrics-as-achievements/

    The “what games are good to play with your kids” podcast: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/10/podcast-what-do-we-play-with-our-kids/

    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey revealed by promotional keyring: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/31/assassins-creed-odyssey-keyring/

    Hitman 2 revealed by logo leak: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/05/hitman-2-revealed-by-logo-on-warner-bros-website/

    Red Dead Redemption likely to have timed exclusivity to PlayStation 4: https://kotaku.com/red-dead-redemption-2-will-have-some-sort-of-timed-play-1826536689

    Rumour: Cyberpunk 2077 to be shown at E3: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/01/16/rumour-cyberpunk-2077-to-be-shown-at-e3-2018/

    Edwin’s preview of the new Tomb Raider: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/04/27/shadow-of-the-tomb-raider-appears-to-be-beautiful-but-a-little-vacuous/

    The Elder Scrolls Online didn’t start out very good, says Brendan: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/04/07/impressions-the-elder-scrolls-online/

    But it it has improved a fair bit, says Alec: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/25/elder-scrolls-online-summerset-review/

    Spelunky 2 is happening: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/10/30/spelunky-2-announced/

    Brendan also didn’t like Plunkbat when it came out. What’s wrong with you Brendan? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/03/28/playerunknowns-battlegrounds-review-early-access/

    What the hell is “Centre Parcs”? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_Parcs

    Alec’s Vampyr review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/06/04/vampyr-review-pc/

    Stalker 2 is being made but a long time off: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/16/stalker-2-release-date/

    Rumour: Unannounced BioShock game being worked on at ‘secret’ 2K studio: http://www.newsweek.com/bioshock-4-development-2k-secret-studio-rumor-885903

    Lovecraftian detective-em-up The Sinking City looks good: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/30/the-sinking-city-trailer-details/

    My Friend Pedro has backflips, flipkicks and uzis: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/11/23/my-friend-pedro-has-kickflips-and-bullet-time/

    Disco Elysium is still the game we want most: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/29/disco-elysium-rpg-details/

  • Let's talk about the shooters we love in particular, following our recent list of the top 50 first-person shooters. Matt loves the backstabbing spy of Team Fortress 2. John adores Dark Forces and immersive sims like Prey. And Brendan has been playing Unreal Gold, which celebrates its 20th birthday this week.

    Also, we’ve got another patch notes quiz, this time focusing on shooters. Which “Turkey was too powerful”? Listen to find out.

    Links:

    Our top 50 FPS games: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/21/best-fps-2018/

    Doom is the best shooter and definitely not chosen more or less at random: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/21/best-fps-2018/51/

    Quake is proper good too though: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/21/best-fps-2018/48/

    Alec loves Transformers: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/12/18/the-inevitable-failure-of-transformers-games/

    “Kieron” is one of the ancient RPS myths that John sometimes tells us about: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kieron_Gillen

    Team Fortress 2 is only number 40 tsk tsk: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/21/best-fps-2018/12/

    Dark Forces is pretty good you know: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/21/best-fps-2018/5/

    It’s no Devil Daggers though: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/21/best-fps-2018/47/

    City of Heroes wasn’t a shooter, get out: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/12/04/city-of-heroes-a-farewell-to-superarms/

    Unreal Gold is free whaaat: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/22/unreal-free-for-20th-birthday/

    Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs is a game of nope nope nope nope: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/09/09/wot-i-think-amnesia-a-machine-for-pigs/

    Ion Maiden is a good old-but-new shooter: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/03/05/ion-maiden-review/

    The game John couldn’t remember is Boiling Point: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boiling_Point:_Road_to_Hell

    Boiling Point’s patch notes are classics: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2007/12/18/fixed-size-of-the-moon/

    Have you played… Hexen? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/06/02/hexen-retrospective/

    System Shock 2’s controls are willy-nilly, but it does have a “standard FPS” setting Brendan is too stupid to find: https://www.reddit.com/r/SystemShock2/comments/43t3bd/system_shock_2_controls_help/

    Half-life on PlayStation 2 had a lock-on mechanic: http://combineoverwiki.net/wiki/Half-Life_(PlayStation_2_port)#Differences

  • This week's topic: character creation! Matthew makes his debut on the podcast and tells us he always creates the same persona – a silver-haired man with a pencil moustache called “Mr Basil Pesto”. Terrifying. Meanwhile, Brendan makes poetic orcs or misshapen monsters.

    We’ve also had time to play things. Matthew is pottering through the first Pillars of Eternity and Brendan is scavenging through the bugs and jank of State of Decay 2. The topic this week was sent in by listener Orlando. Thanks, Orlando. Thorlando.

    Links:

    Matthew is our video person! https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/01/meet-matthew-castle-our-new-video-person/

    He makes our videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5bKSAZBvV9AKlBJPG0Py-A

    Have you played… Mass Effect 3? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/03/21/mass-effect-3/

    Mr Basil Pesto looks like John Waters: http://i2.cdnds.net/12/44/618x957/wenn436344.jpg

    Have you played… Grand Theft Auto Online? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/01/22/have-you-played-grand-theft-auto-online/

    Brendan’s misshapen ‘Blapchap’ in 7 Days to Die: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/11/27/7-days-to-die-diary/

    Lauren Morton at PC Gamer investigates the Dark Souls fashion police: https://www.pcgamer.com/in-search-of-the-mysterious-dark-souls-fashion-police/

    Tekken 7’s character creator is joyful: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/06/19/tekken-7-outfits/

    A very Tekken Christmas: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/12/20/dressing-up-as-santa-in-tekken-7-and-visiting-players/

    The Fabsolver community: https://www.reddit.com/r/absolver/search?q=fabsolver&restrict_sr=1

    Samuel Beckett or Dishonored NPC? https://twitter.com/Brendy_C/status/802956653704450050

    South Park: The Stick of Truth’s character creator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg1XMZCFGZU

    South Park avatar creator: http://southpark.cc.com/avatar

    Things to celebrate about Divinity Original Sin 2: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/09/22/divinity-original-sin-2-best-things/

    Kirk Hamilton of Kotaku on Splinter Cell’s enemy barks: https://kotaku.com/5921878/why-video-game-characters-say-such-ridiculous-things

    John’s Pillars of Eternity review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/03/26/pillars-of-eternity-review/

    Pillars of Eternity II review-in-progress: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/08/pillars-of-eternity-ii-deadfire-review-in-progress/

    20 minutes of State of Decay 2: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/01/video-state-of-decay-2-goes-for-the-jugular-and-jugglers/

    Some early impressions of its buggy zombie shopping trip: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/17/state-of-decay-2-review-in-progress/

    Sad weary science lady with a weak arm: https://twitter.com/Tomi_Tapio/status/997081888887058433

  • We’re going full Dad this week, talking about the games we play with our children. Alec’s daughter is excited by the characters of Rayman Legends (and is strangely fascinated by Battletech). John’s son likes to watch his dad diving in Abzu and Subnautica. Brendan doesn’t have children, only a cat. She can’t stand videogames and thinks they are a waste of time.

    Thank you to listeners Jon and Andy for submitting the topic!

    Links:

    Battletech is good but perhaps not for 5-year-olds: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/04/27/learning-to-love-battletech-an-evolving-opinion/

    Connie also likes Rayman Legends: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/03/24/have-you-played-rayman-legends/

    Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is great but also not great: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/11/21/lego-marvel-super-heroes-2-opinions/

    Can I bring a chair in? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/01/13/rip-hugh-walker-1949-2016/

    Have you played... Trackmania Turbo? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/05/10/have-you-played-trackmania-turbo/

    Proteus is good for kids: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/04/26/have-you-played-proteus/

    Abzu is good: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/02/14/have-you-played-abzu/

    Fe is good: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/02/16/fe-review/

    SteamWorld Dig 2 is good: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/09/29/steamworld-dig-2-is-a-gentle-jewel/

    Hidden Folks is good: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/02/15/hidden-folks-review/

    The Binding of Isaac is NOT GOOD: https://youtu.be/ICtSJDOYn-A?t=22s

  • Let's talk about freezing cold city-builder Frostpunk. Katharine lost a third of her people when she forgot to turn the heat on, while Brendan dug up his society’s dead. Matt is horrified by these tales, but soon proves he’s just as horrible in our Frostpunk “ethical dilemma quiz”.

    We’ve been playing other games too. Matt has been sneaking around in Murderous Pursuits. And Katharine has been hopping around in two colourful platformers - Celeste and Fe.

    Links:

    Frostpunk review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/04/23/frostpunk-review/

    Murderous Pursuits is a tense game of assassination: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/04/26/murderous-pursuits-has-slunk-out-of-the-shadows/

    The Ship Remasted was a similar deal: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/02/22/the-ship-remasted-early-access/

    Have you played… Assassin’s Creed multiplayer? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/11/16/have-you-played-assassins-creed-multiplayer/

    SpyParty also has you pretending to be an NPC: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/04/24/spyparty-early-access-review/

    Celeste is a good platformer phwoar: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/01/25/celeste-review/

    Why Celeste’s dash feels great: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/04/03/celeste-dash/

    Fe review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/02/16/fe-review/

    A list of literary subgenres with ‘-punk’ attached: https://litreactor.com/columns/punkpunk-a-compendium-of-literary-punk-genres

    Meet Matthew Castle, our new video person: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/05/01/meet-matthew-castle-our-new-video-person/

    And watch him run over zombies in State of Decay 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXGZK9MhcMw

  • This week we're chatting about our favourite robots. Alec likes the robo-ostrich from World of Warcraft. Brendan is fond of the abandoned bots of Hackmud. And John loves little BUD of Grow Home because of his wobbly walking animations.

    Speaking of bi-pedal machines, Alec has also been stomping around in strategy mech-clicker Battletech. John has been fighting a witch in The Swords of Ditto. While Brendan has foolishly appointed a gambler as his finance minister in Ni No Kuni II.

    Links:

    Machinarium review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2009/10/16/wot-i-think-machinarium/

    The robot ostrich (or “mechanostrider”) from World of Warcraft: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/wowwiki/images/f/fe/Red_Mechanostrider.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090506095642

    The hospital bot from Quadrilateral Cowboy: https://assets.rockpapershotgun.com/images//2018/04/quadrilateral-cowboy-robot.jpg

    Bud is the wobbly robot from Grow Home: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/02/05/grow-home-review/

    Brendan is thinking of TerRover. “Terrarium” doesn’t exist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoS8y5I7NU8

    The Planescape Torment robot’s full name is Nordom Whistleklik: http://torment.wikia.com/wiki/Nordom

    Hackmud was our best MMO of 2016: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/12/07/hackmud-best-mmo-2016/

    Dog from Half-Life 2: http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Dog

    XCOM’s Sectopod: http://xcom.wikia.com/wiki/Sectopod_(XCOM:_Enemy_Unknown)

    X-COM’s penis bot: https://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php?title=Sectopod

    Have you played… Project Eden? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/12/15/have-you-played-project-eden/

    Bot Colony’s voice recognition make its robots infuriating: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/04/04/bot-colony-review-early-access-2/

    Have you played… Transformers: Fall of Cybertron? https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/01/03/fall-of-cybertron-review-pc/

    James Pond 2 Robocarp ugh, Robocod: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Pond_2

    Battletech review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/04/24/battletech-review-pc/

    Swords of Ditto review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/04/24/the-swords-of-ditto-review/

    Into the Breach review: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/02/27/into-the-breach-ftl-sequel-review/

    Ni No Kuni II review:https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/03/23/ni-no-kuni-2-pc-review/

    Ni No Kuni has the nicest Facebook comments (Supporter only): https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/04/23/ni-no-kuni-ii-has-the-freindliest-facebook-comments/

    The best of HK-47: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CqpGfWrmc4

    Please comment on this Fallout: New Vegas review because Quinns reads them every day: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/10/21/wot-i-think-fallout-new-vegas/

    Our special podcast on the weird games of Rezzed: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/04/24/podcast-the-weird-wild-and-wonderful-of-egx-rezzed/

  • Astrid Johnson takes us through the halls of London game show EGX Rezzed, on a search for oddities like Stereopolis, a game projected onto a disc of frosted glass, or Wobble Garden, which is played entirely by twanging a bunch of springy door stoppers.

    It's an overview of the show for all those who couldn't make it. We also learn about the plane tinkering of Above, two-player sausage-dog cooperation in Phogs, and Disco Elysium, an isometric RPG featuring an alcoholic detective having an unconscious argument with his lizard brain.

    Links:

    Eurogamer’s roundup of the best games from the show floor: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-04-16-rezzed-2018-best-games-from-the-show-floor

    Wobble Garden, with a controller made of door stopper springs: http://wobblylabs.com/projects/wobblegarden

    Mmmmm, door stopper springs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhy-jK93hY4

    Fernando’s chicken shop: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fernandos-peri-peri-chicken-shop-12167244

    Phogs, the two player game of controlling a single sausage-bodied dog: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/09/26/phogs-co-op-two-dogs-one-controller/

    We’re all excited about Disco Elysium: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/03/09/no-truce-with-the-furies-gets-a-mad-new-title-and-trailer/

    Above, a flying game about soaring over islands: https://youtu.be/9utVnw0vAiU