Every week, on Rock Paper Shotgun's Electronic Wireless Show, listen to a few friends dive into a topic that revolves around PC gaming. Also, you'll hear them go off-topic and chat about fish tanks and traffic cones, too.
#125: The Best Sneakings In Games Special
Welcome once again, gentle listener, to the Electronic Wireless Show podcast. This week's episode demands that you tread carefully and quietly, in case you disturb Nate, or awaken the Ken Loach he has trapped in a shipping container in his garden, for we are discussing the best sneakings in games. Our favourite stealthy-me-dos.
We also bring you a long tangent about Zoos, a brief discussion on the wonderful lack of complexity in the baddies in Indiana Jones, and a lot of anger at Matthew because he likes banging on the glass at aquariums because he is a monster. Nate threatens to bury him in the desert. Also, there's all the aforementioned Ken Loach stuff, which goes on a long time. Plus, I bring you a Cavern of Lies that becomes, alas, a Cavern of Sadness.
Full show notes: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2021/01/21/the-electronic-wireless-show-podcast-episode-125-the-best-sneakings-in-games-special
#124: The Best Maps In Games Special
Excuse me do you have the directions to a good podcast episode? Actually, I don't know why I'm asking: here at the Electronic Wireless Show we practically wrote the map. Ahahaha. Yes, episode 124 is all about the best maps in games, which means it is mostly an excuse to talk about Hitman. Nate enthuses mightily about Red Dead Redemption 2, and I get a word in for Ubisoft, specifically how the Assassin's Creed games prove that Ubi are good at maps, actually.
Apart from that, we don't actually go on too many tangents, although we talk about swearing for a bit. Matthew also does a lovely Cavern Of Lies on hidden Easter eggs on game maps.
Full show notes: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2021/01/14/the-electronic-wireless-show-podcast-episode-124-the-best-maps-in-games-special
#123: The Wales / Whales / Wails Special
It's the new year! And, like everyone else, as the first weeks of January creak by, we turn our thoughts to Sir Anthony Hopkins, two versions of whom join us on this week's Electronic Wireless Show. Pick your favourite Hopkins in the comments. The Anthonies' surprise appearance was precipitated by this week's theme, via listener Malcolm, who emailed in with the suggestion 'best whales'. Because we thought there might not be enough whales in games, we also added Wales (the country) and a special wails (the sound) Cavern Of Lies.
Tangents this week include, fairly obviously, whaling and what whales might taste like, what role Matthew would have in a whaling operation, and events we have attended where actors have been dressed as video game characters. Also: Matthew reaffirms he didn't eat any fruit as part of his main Christmas meal.
Full show notes: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2021/01/07/the-electronic-wireless-show-podcast-episode-123-the-whales-wales-wails-special
#122: The Christmas 2020 Specialette
The RPS podcast network (comprising this podcast and The PC Gaming Weekspot) didn't want to leave you bereft over the break, so we've got a little Christmas Eve treatette for you, stuffed right down in your filthy stocking. Yes, it's a mini podcast - by which I mean about 40 minutes, which is actually quite maxi - where we just have a little chat about what games we'll be playing over Christmas, and some of our Christmas traditions.
Full show notes: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/12/24/the-electronic-wireless-show-podcast-the-christmas-2020-specialette
#121: The 2020 Awards Special
Welcome, gentle listener, to the 2020 Electronic Wireless Show game awards special! No, not an entire show like Geoff Keighley's cavalcade of trailers (and some awards sometimes), but a bumper episode where we make up our own award categories, and then give them to the deserving games of 2020.
These include The Ronseal Award for doing what it says on the tin (podcast not actually sponsored by Ronseal, so it does sort of feel we're missing a trick here) and the Very Tiny Men award for tiniest men.
Full show notes: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/12/17/electronic-wireless-show-podcast-episode-121-the-2020-awards-special/
#120: The Cyberpunk Special
This week sees the triumphant return of Nate - or should I say The Electricity Cop, as this episode of the Electronic Wireless Show podcast goes down to Cyberpunk 2077 town.
Matthew has played 70 hours of that game that everyone is talking about, so we ask him 20 questions about it (or, well, like, ten-ish, probably). These range from "what games is it most comparable to?" to "what about the performance issues?" and also "have you been watching The Mandalorian?"
Plus, we get the thrilling conclusion to Matthew's ConeGate aka Game Of Cones aka the Conetto Trilogy, and a Cavern Of Lies that has to be heard to be believed.
Full show notes: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/12/10/podcast-episode-120-the-cyberpunk-special
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A really great listener experience
Is this the most serious podcast about PC games? No, but I’d probably not enjoy it as much if it was.
It feels more like you’re quietly sitting in a pub or your choice of comfortable social space, listening to your slightly funnier friends talking about games and, of course, all the tangents.
Also: Where else can you get practical aquaculture advice alongside your PC gaming commentary?
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Literally my favourite podcast at the moment. It’s really come into its own under the current hosts. Lots of lols.
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