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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.

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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.

    #186 - The Best Writing In Games

    #186 - The Best Writing In Games

    We're going macro this week, so we're talking about the best writing in video games. This is a very broad topic for discussion, so that means I also get to say 'ludonarrative dissonance' (we also describe 'ludonarrative harmony' as its opposite). Please don't let this put you off, though, because we do talk about some bloody well good games.

    The times being what they are, though, results in us having a long discussion of patter theft, because some dreadful American (we assume) stole the "It's me, Blorko!" tweet and then just did a much worse version of it. Hang your head in shame, whoever you are. I also went to a first communion party and ate a lot of cake, and had a run in with a very charismatic toddler who may or may not be evil.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #185 - The Best Dungeons In Games

    #185 - The Best Dungeons In Games

    Nate returns, and with him the suspicious smell of eggs and salt water. But also highjinks! We discuss toilet meals, revenge, and content theft of "It's me, Blorko!" and other instances of stolen Twitter valour. If valour exists on Twitter. This is, of course, all prelude to us talking about some of our favourite dungeons in video games - there are a lot! Shout out to Zelda, which Nate hasn't played, but also Hades, Elden Ring and - of course - Dungeon Keeper. And many more!

    There's no Henry Cavill update this week, but there is a nailbiter Cavern Of Lies to look forwards to. Also, Matthew says The Northman has a fight in it that is the closest you'll get to a Dark Souls film. So. Look out for that.

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    • 59 min
    #184: The Best Video Game Ideas On Paper

    #184: The Best Video Game Ideas On Paper

    We're a two-hander this week, as Nate has a sore throat, but Matthew and I have a jolly old time talking about the games that sound like amazing ideas on paper (whether they end up being great off the paper or not) and even manage to contrast them with games that sound like a bad pitch but end up great. We manage to talk about a lot of games in a sensible way, and even gesture at serious discussion of how prestige indies can dominate their niche to the detriment of other interesting games.

    Also we talk about holes quite a lot.

    🌐 Read the show notes: www.rockpapershotgun.com/the-electronic-wireless-show-podcast-episode-184-the-best-video-game-ideas-on-paper

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    #183: The Best Games In Games In Games Special

    #183: The Best Games In Games In Games Special

    As I mention on the episode, we've now organised our podcast recordings with a big spreadsheet, which means that (in theory) repeat topics on The Electronic Wireless Show podcast should be at a minimum. But for now we may have doubled up again, as we talk about games that have other, smaller games in them, like a Kinder Egg or a novelty casino.

    Before that we have a big more egg chat to get out of the way, and a decent discussion on some of Henry Cavill's recent activities. Also I complain about how there are too many Marvel heroes now and they need to kill a load of them off. Plus, in exciting news Nate manages to do his first ever accurate impression, by accident. Stick around for another near miss for Matthew in this week's Cavern Of Lies.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #182: The Best Eggs In Games Special

    #182: The Best Eggs In Games Special

    This week on The Electronic Wireless Show podcast there was some confusion, because I wanted us to do a part 2 best Easter eggs special, and Nate got confused, so here we are just talking about eggs in games. We also discuss real life eggs i.e. what are the best egg formats? Nate and I are both sad because we consider boiled eggs to be inherently funny but neither of us like eating them.

    We also learn that Nate has dismantled his aquarium room (for a good reason) and that Matthew witness a car exploding the other night. Blimey! Plus, stick around for a Cavern Of Egg.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    #181: The Best Mums In Games Special

    #181: The Best Mums In Games Special

    Like all badly behaved children, we're guiltily celebrating Mother's Day a week late this year on The Electronic Wireless Show podcast. This time we're talking about our favourite mothers in games, which basically means we're talking about a bunch of angels and monsters.

    But come for the mother chat, stay for the cursed chickens and Matthew's eel/snake hatred. Plus I play one of the best Cavern Of Lies I think I've ever done. Apologies again for sounding a bit echoey this week as I await the delivery of everything I own.

    🌐 Read the show notes: www.rockpapershotgun.com/electronic-wireless-show-podcast-episode-181-the-best-mums-in-games-special

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

mattbierner ,

Self indulgent in the best possible way

I started listening to the EWS in 2020 during Covid and it quickly grew into the highlight of my podcasting week. Episodes often take 10 minutes (or more) to get to the topic at hand, and after that quickly spiral into digressions to digressions, personal anecdotes involving teeth and aquariums, and deep cuts into bizarre podcast lore. Yet somehow this all comes together into a tremendously entertaining hour that captures much of what I love about gaming as a hobby. It’s a wonderful break from normal gamer culture.

The older episodes are good too but the current crew of Alice, Matthew, and Nate make this podcast truly exceptional. Thank you!

onefrank ,

“Well good then there’s going to be a lot of nonsense in this episode”

Of all the podcasts I listen to, this is the podcast I am the most excited for each week. Alice, Nate and Matt are a brilliant trio and the intro/sting music is wonderful.

Rockvillian ,

Best gaming podcast about food

It’s just the best podcast full of bright folks, belly laughs, and the occasional gaming related discussion that normally careens into delightfully inane yet devilishly entertaining topics.

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