The Rock, Paper, Shotcast (podcasts)
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Assembling for the second ever Shotcast are these reprobates:

Alec Meer (mumbly)

Adam Smith (Northern)

Jim Rossignol (bored)

Kieron Gillen (not Northern)

Discussed: tea, Mass Effect 3's bugs, Half-Life, the problem with bosses, Perpetuum Online, Darksiders 2, games journalists singing Metallica, tower defence, Notch's space game and Assassin's Creed III.

Audio quality: Still poor. We're working on it. We need to get hold of some expensive microphones, soundcards, headphones and replacement larynxes, basically.

Direct download: shotcast2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:53 PM

The Electronic Wireless Show is dead. Long live the Shotcast.

Brand new! In theory weekly! More confused than ever because we thought conducting it via Skype was a good idea!

Discussed - videogames, mostly. This week, Jim, John and Alec are your talking-all-over-each-other hosts.

Direct download: e001_rockpapershotcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:53 PM

In this latest episode of The RPS Electronic Wireless Show, we reflect over the events of the week since we last recorded. What games have we been playing for that week? How brilliant is Tim Stone? Why is Jim so racist against cat people?

Direct download: The_RPS_Electronic_Wireless_Show_51.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:39 PM

John takes to the stage at World of Love to talk to Zombie Cow, Oddbob and Charlie's Games about independent development and genitals. They make a game. They say rude words. They say awfully nice things about RPS. It's a good time.


But the sound quality's pretty lousy because it was recorded by Alec waving a little dictaphone around. You've been warned.

Direct download: The_RPS_Electronic_Wireless_Show_49.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:05 PM

Jim and John blow the dust off the RPS studio to record once more.

Direct download: 48_The_RPS_Electronic_Wireless_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:02 PM

Well, Rage-y. id's Tim Willits faces a panel of RPS readers (the same ones who fired teeny quiz missiles at Splash Damage's Ed Stern last week) to talk Rage.


And only Rage. Honestly, when I set this up I presumed those guys would want to ask a bunch of stuff about Doom and Quake and Wolfenstein and Commander Keen. But nooooooooooooooo, they only wanted to know about the shiny new thing. FINE. You know what? FINE.


Here you are. Here's your podcast. Due to me being essentially incompetent it starts about 30 seconds into proceedings - really sorry about that. Wireless Show business as usual (i.e. introductions and muttery British games journalists) will return whenever the next episode is. 

Direct download: willits.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:17 PM

Special guest show! Many special guests! Primarily, Splash Damage's Senior Game Designer Ed Stern, who's behind most of the words and a whole lot of other things in Brink. 


Secondarily but no less importantly, a cartel of RPS readers who attended the recent Eurogamer Expo, at which this chat was held. They had questions. They asked them. Ed answered. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. Many Bothans died.


RPS' Alec Meer, Quintin Smith and Karen Gillan or someone were also in attendance, chiming in with matters relevant or just plain rude.


Direct download: 101003_003.output.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:36 PM

Don't call it a comeback. Okay, do. With Quinns' recent move to London, Kieron and he decided to gather in an office and mumble at one another. And then record it. And then share it.

Direct download: 42_The_RPS_Electronic_Wireless_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30 AM

Can it really have been so long? It seems so. Jim and John gather once more to discuss matters of gaming, philosophy, and quite how tired everyone is. We're all so tired. Enjoy John's croaky voice, Jim's pretty hair, and thoughts on shooters, Macs and the lack of gossiping murderer-based games.

So we casually chat about the events of the past, the games we've been playing, and our plans for a national RPS holiday.

Naturally this means we discuss local alcoholics, uses for Lara Croft's legs, and the magic of free things. There's Max Payne nonsense, our interest in the new Tomb Raider, and questions on whether Portal was designed to look like a Mac. Then John reveals his balanced, reasoned position on Mac users.

We consider Mass Effect 2, now Jim's playing it, which naturally takes us on to the nature of how philosophy is written. We wonder in which direction the FPS could head next. Then say goodbye to half our listeners.

Bob Came In Pieces DLC and the excellent new Sam & Max episode are spoken of. Then Jim outlines plans for more RPS community games. We wonder at how little corruption we perform, what our favourite fascist superheroes would be like, and why Tidying Up Games are the best of all games. And why Terry Wogan should be a voice actor in every game. 

Direct download: 41_The_RPS_Electronic_Wireless_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:59 PM

Jim and John gather once more to discuss the Observer, Alan Titchmarsh, and tasty drugs.

Direct download: 40_The_RPS_Electronic_Wireless_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:53 PM