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Looking for a rundown on all the latest PC gaming news? Want some hot hot hot PC game reviews? Look no further than Rock Paper Shotgun's weekly recap of the last seven days in PC games, The PC Gaming Weekspot. Headlines And Hot Takes, Show And Tell, Mystery Steam Reviews: The PC Gaming Weekspot has it all!

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Looking for a rundown on all the latest PC gaming news? Want some hot hot hot PC game reviews? Look no further than Rock Paper Shotgun's weekly recap of the last seven days in PC games, The PC Gaming Weekspot. Headlines And Hot Takes, Show And Tell, Mystery Steam Reviews: The PC Gaming Weekspot has it all!

    He Belongs In A Video Game (Indiana Jones, Hitman 3 Review)

    He Belongs In A Video Game (Indiana Jones, Hitman 3 Review)

    After an extended Christmas break, video games are most definitely back. All it took was for The Mouse to remember that there's money in these here hills.
     
    How could Indiana motherflipping Jones not lead this week's Headlines and Hot Takes? It's been a long time since we've had a video game featuring a wisecracking treasure hunter not called Nathan, so this is very exciting. We go back and forth on what MachineGames' Indy game might actually turn out to be. Lucasfilm Games didn't stop there, as it was also revealed during the last week that The Division devs are working on an open-world Star Wars game. Even with all this movie video game chatter, there's always time to stop off at Tech Corner, though.
     
    Show and Tell focuses on one game this week, but it's 2021's first biggie: Hitman 3. Colm's played through it once, while Matthew's devoured the thing, so The Weekspot Boys go in-depth on the final entry in Ian Hitman's World of Assassination trilogy.
     
    Given the hoopla surrounding both the Indiana Jones and Star Wars announcements, it was only right that this week's Mystery Steam Reviews would revolve around video games based on movie properties. And we round out the show by opening The Weekspot mailbag and answering your Burning Questions.
     
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Travel, Agent (Hitman 3, Super Meat Boy Forever, Harvey Smith’s new game)

    Travel, Agent (Hitman 3, Super Meat Boy Forever, Harvey Smith’s new game)

    The tree is in the attic, there isn’t a scrap of chocolate left in the house, and those that took annual leave at the start of the year — the people we were all jealous of — are now back. 2021 is well and truly underway. Well... sort of.
     
    Video game news is still warming up, so Headlines and Hot Takes isn’t packed with massive stories or anything, but we do have a few things to talk about. Deus Ex lead designer Harvey Smith is working on a new game, so we discuss whether that could be a new Dishonored or something entirely different. Also, it may be nothing, but there’s a rumour floating around that Ubisoft Plus is coming to Xbox Game Pass. And we were obviously going to give that a mention.
     
    In Show and Tell, Matthew comes with opinions on Hitman 3 after getting his hands on a preview build. He hasn’t been able to play the whole thing yet, but the first two levels have given him a hankering for more murderings. Meanwhile, Colm’s been playing Super Meat Boy Forever, and now he just wants Super Meat Boy 2.
     
    Agent 47 is arguably the greatest bald protagonist in all of video games, but there are a few others. So, for this week’s Mystery Steam Reviews, we’re looking at games that have hairless, playable characters. And we round out the show by opening The Weekspot mailbag and answering your Burning Questions.
     
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    It's All 2021 And Games (Most Anticipated Video Games Of 2021)

    It's All 2021 And Games (Most Anticipated Video Games Of 2021)

    Often your recap of the last seven days in PC video gaming, this week's show is a little different as you'll hear us mainly chatting about all of the lovely video games we'll be getting our hands on over the course of the next twelve months.
     
    While not necessarily news, we've decided to lump our chat on our most anticipated games of 2021 in the Headlines and Hot Takes bit. Everyone's been off for the last two weeks, so there hasn't been much in the way of newsy news. So, from Far Cry 6 to Ghostwire: Tokyo, Hitman 3 to Gotham Knights, if it's out this year, and one of us saw it on Wikipedia's 2021 in video games page, we chatted about it on this week's episode of the podcast.
     
    For Show and Tell, Colm decided to revisit the big, burly lot in Gears of War, as he fired up the recently released DLC for Gears 5. He enjoyed Hivebusters because it reminded him how much he enjoys shooting manky-looking maggot men. Also, in an attempt to feel young again, he's had a go on 2020's biggest 2018 game, Among Us.
     
    As we look forward to 2021, we decided to reflect on the year that was 2020 for this week's Mystery Steam Reviews. We also thought picking games that came out only a few months ago would mean we'd actually get some right. And we round out the show by opening The Weekspot mailbag and answering your Burning Questions.
     
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    The Spotty Awards 2020 (Game Of The Year)

    The Spotty Awards 2020 (Game Of The Year)

    We're pretty confident that all developers that released a game in 2020 would see that as their proudest moment. Just launching a video game during a pandemic is an incredible achievement.
     
    However, the second proudest moment for them, of course, is being recognised at the most flash and prestigious video games awards ceremony of the year: The Spotty Awards!
     
    No expense has been spared for this year’s awards show, which celebrates the best that video games had to offer, and only very briefly mentions what video games will be offering in 2021. We couldn’t nab any world premieres, so we thought we’d leave off the trailers and announcements, this year.
     
    So, with The Spotty Awards, we don’t recap the last seven days in PC video gaming. Instead, we celebrate the video games we enjoyed more than other video games over the past year. Colm and Matthew have both chosen four of their favourites, as well as their outright games of the year for 2020. There are laughs, there are tears, but it’s mostly just them chatting about the PC games they liked. 
     
    There is always time for a trip to the MSR arena, and given the time of year, this week’s Mystery Steam Reviews is all about Christmas-themed video games. But, ya know, there aren’t loads of them, so we’ve also opened it up to snowier games, too.
     
    If you’re celebrating something in late December, we hope you have a lovely time doing it. If you’re just planning on eating and drinking loads, we also think you should enjoy yourselves, too!
     
    Thanks very much for listening / watching. We'll see you again in the new year!
     
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Symphony Of The Night City (Cyberpunk 2077, The Game Awards 2020)

    Symphony Of The Night City (Cyberpunk 2077, The Game Awards 2020)

    On this week's show, we recap The Game Awards 2020 and review Cyberpunk 2077. It's time for your recap of the last seven days in PC video gaming.
     
    In Headlines and Hot Takes, we discuss all of the news coming out of Geoff Keighley’s Night Of Trailers And Announcements, like the official reveal of the new Perfect Dark, we chat about the very Dead Space-y The Callisto Protocol, and we wonder what's in store for us after watching the new Mass Effect trailer. But, even with The Game Awards 2020 recap, there’s still time for Tech Corner.
     
    And, yes, Cyberpunk 2077 dominates Show And Tell. Colm's played around 20 hours or so, and Matthew's absolutely rinsed the thing, so The Weekspot Boys go in-depth on CD Projekt Red's futuristic GTA. The guns, the story, the unsettling adverts scattered around Night City: we don't leave a single cyber stone unturned.
     
    Because cyberpunk is on everyone's minds lately, this week's Mystery Steam Reviews is all about the genre of cyberpunk games. The only problem is that we probably should've figured out what that meant beforehand. And we round out the show by opening The Weekspot mailbag and answering your Burning Questions.
     
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    • 2 hrs 3 min
    The Signing Of Isaac (Metal Gear Solid movie, BioWare departures, Twin Mirror review)

    The Signing Of Isaac (Metal Gear Solid movie, BioWare departures, Twin Mirror review)

    On this week's show, we discuss Oscar Isaac in the Metal Gear Solid movie, the departures at BioWare, we've got a Twin Mirror review for you and loads more. It's time for your recap of the last seven days in PC video gaming.
     
    In Headlines and Hot Takes, we discuss Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac being cast as Snake in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie (and we cast the rest of the film ourselves), there's some chat on what the recent departures at BioWare could mean (the answer is maybe nothing?) and Colm tells a very sad story involving the Nvidia 3060 Ti in Tech Corner.
     
    In Show And Tell, Colm goes in on his time with the very underwhelming, and times a bit funny, Twin Mirror. He had a much nicer time with wholesome stealth game, El Hijo - A Wild West Tale. Meanwhile, Matthew's been playing the Playdead-inspired, combat-heavy Unto The End. 
     
    Because of the Dragon Age talk in the last few days (and the news we anticipate coming from The Game Awards), this week's Mystery Steam Reviews is all about western RPGs. It results in maybe the oddest MSR ever. And we round out the show by opening The Weekspot mailbag in Burning Questions.
     
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    • 2 hrs 5 min

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