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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!

    The Spotty Awards 2021 (Game Of The Year… So Far)

    The Spotty Awards 2021 (Game Of The Year… So Far)

    This week, you get the second ever Spotty Awards as we look at our game of the year 2021 (so far) picks, it’s time for the last ever Mystery Steam Reviews, and we’ve got a load of Burning Questions to get through. The PC Gaming Weekspot was the only PC video games podcast you needed in your life if you were looking for some lovely PC gaming news and some wonderful PC gameplay. Thanks for listening and watching.
     
    After countless Xbox Game Pass plugs, a lot of Dooming, and the arrival and subsequent disappearance of Greta Surname, The PC Gaming Weekspot is coming to an end. But, before we go, there's time to highlight some of our favourite games of 2021.
     
    While our very fancy awards show makes up the majority of this final episode, it would be a shame not to include Huw Edwards. This week's Headlines & Hot Takes focuses on all the rumours surrounding some Konami comebacks. Silent Hill, Metal Gear, and Castlevania are all slated to be returning, so we chat about that for a bit. And then we talk about being used... Tech Corner really is a haven for hardware news.
     
    Because we won't be around at year's end, the second ever Spotty Awards has been brought forward a few months. So, listen to us chat about some of our favourites from the last nine or ten months.
     
    This week's Mystery Steam Reviews focuses on video games that were released in 2021. And we round out the show by opening The Weekspot mailbag to answer your Burning Questions on loads of stuff. But it's mainly you lovely listeners and viewers saying nice things.
     
    One final note: if you did happen to listen or watch any episodes of our little podcast, thank you very much. It's been a pleasure to record over the last year. Go raibh maith agat agus slán go fóill.
     
    00:00 Intro
    06:46 Information Snacks For Your News Gobs
    19:02 Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania rumours
    36:33 Game Of The Year 2021 (The Spotty Awards 2021)
    1:13:51 Mystery Steam Reviews
    1:35:13 Burning Questions
     
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    • 2 hr 20 min
    Eye And Mighty (Outer Wilds: Echoes Of The Eye Review, Sable Review)

    Eye And Mighty (Outer Wilds: Echoes Of The Eye Review, Sable Review)

    So, the main point of discussion on this week's podcast is the Outer Wilds: Echoes Of The Eye DLC. Talking about it is tricky, because saying pretty much anything about it feels spoiler-y. Christ, I'm trying to be careful writing this blurb in case I say something that I shouldn't. But, somehow, I think we managed to talk about it, without talking about it. Know what I mean?
     
    We're thankful for the Outer Wilds DLC, because it sure was a quiet news week. There's a bit of chatter on the Deathloop stuttering issues, and whether Titanfall 3 will be a thing or not, but it's all a bit muted until the Donkey Konga bongos are brought up, really.
     
    So, Matthew's put a decent few hours into the Echoes Of The Eye DLC, and as already referenced, is able to tell me what he thought of it without telling me much about the game. In return, I tell him about my time with the very stylish Sable.
     
    This week's Mystery Steam Reviews focuses on video game spinoffs. And we round out the show by opening The Weekspot mailbag to answer your Burning Questions on microtransactions, critically acclaimed games we don’t like, and the best biscuits.
     
    00:00 Intro
    07:01 Information Snacks For Your News Gobs
    24:48 Outer Wilds: Echoes Of The Eye Review
    42:56 Sable Review
    52:03 Mystery Steam Reviews
    1:12:53 Burning Questions
     
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Bridge Of Spies (Deathloop Review, Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Review, The Leaked GeForce Now List)

    Bridge Of Spies (Deathloop Review, Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Review, The Leaked GeForce Now List)

    After getting a taste last week, both myself and Matthew have spent the last few days in Blackreef. We've been enjoying doing the same things over and over. Yeah, Deathloop is pretty good.
     
    Before we chat about our looping adventures in Arkane's FPS, we discuss the recently leaked Nvidia GeForce Now list. You're not going to win any prizes for guessing that some of these games will come to PC, but the prospect of others is a little bit more exciting. I mean, I know I could really go for some Titanfall 3. But, it is all pure speculation at this point. But, everyone loves a bit of that, anyway, don't they?
     
    For the second week in a row, the game that makes up the majority of our conversation is Deathloop. We've both played it now and mostly agree it is a belter. There are a few minor caveats, but overall it's one you should definitely make time for. Also, I've been playing Kena: Bridge Of Spirits. And, yeah, The Rot are definitely the highlight.
     
    This week's Mystery Steam Reviews focuses on video games with robot protagonists. And we round out the show by opening The Weekspot mailbag to answer your Burning Questions on comfort food, games we replay, and fursonas.
     
    00:00 Intro
    08:13 Information Snacks For Your News Gobs
    17:51 Titanfall 3, God Of War, and the leaked GeForce Now list
    32:43 Sir Clive Sinclair of ZX Spectrum fame passed away
    36:43 Deathloop Review
    1:04:33 Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Review
    1:19:59 Mystery Steam Reviews
    1:46:52 Burning Questions
     
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    • 2 hr 6 min
    In The Loop (Deathloop Impressions, The Artful Escape Review, PC at PlayStation Showcase 2021)

    In The Loop (Deathloop Impressions, The Artful Escape Review, PC at PlayStation Showcase 2021)

    Yes, we all know the game has a very cool look, and all of us enjoy playing a good time loop game, but what actually is Deathloop? Thankfully, Matthew's played the first few hours and is here to enlighten both you and I.
     
    But, before we chat about Colt Vahn's day, we get into the biggest news stories over the last week. The most notable thing, really, is that there was a PlayStation Showcase filled with lovely PC-related tidbits. We're getting a KOTOR remake, Forspoken seems decent, and the two most recent Uncharted games are on their way to PC. Also, Alan Wake Remastered is out quite soon. That's nice.
     
    Deathloop dominates chat in this week's Show and Tell. While Matthew hasn't played through the game yet – the two of us will be playing it over the next week – he's really enjoyed his first few hours. A lot more stealthy sneakiness in this one than the trailers let on. Matthew also goes through his thoughts on musical platformer The Artful Escape, and I chat a bit about my time with pleasant photography game Toem.
     
    No Mystery Steam Reviews this week sadly as the recording went haywire, but we'll have a make good next week. And we round out the show by opening The Weekspot mailbag to answer your Burning Questions on video game soundtracks, Half-Life 3, and Sir David Attenborough.
     
    00:00 Intro
    06:09 Information Snacks For Your News Gobs
    18:16 PC Things At PlayStation Showcase 2021
    36:59 Alan Wake Remastered Is Out In A Few Weeks
    41:33 Deathloop Impressions
    59:14 Toem Review
    1:05:10 The Artful Escape Review
    1:16:22 Burning Questions
     
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    A Beautiful Mind (Psychonauts 2 Review, Twelve Minutes Review, Saints Row Reboot News)

    A Beautiful Mind (Psychonauts 2 Review, Twelve Minutes Review, Saints Row Reboot News)

    Double Fine did it: they made a sequel to Psychonauts that's great. And different, too. It's a follow-up with modern day sensibilities that plays much better than the original. Given that it was one of our most anticipated games of the year, it's fair to say we're quite pleased.
     
    Another enjoyable thing is that news happened over the last week. Great for anyone that does a podcast that revolves around current events in video games. While Volition haven't officially announced it yet, Geoff Keighley appears to be gearing up to reveal a Saints Row reboot at Gamescom, so we go into what we imagine that might look like. And Sledgehammer Games is going to World War II with Call Of Duty: Vanguard, but it sounds like they haven't totally concerned themselves with historical accuracy.
     
    Psychonauts 2 chat takes up most of the runtime on this week's show, though. It's not like we didn’t have issues with the game, but those quibbles pale in comparison to how much we enjoyed it. It's a cracker that you should most definitely play. Another game we talk about that you could probably skip is Twelve Minutes. A cool idea, but not marvellous in execution.
     
    This week's Mystery Steam Reviews is all about video games that are either set on the moon or have a moon level. And we round out the show by opening The Weekspot mailbag to answer your Burning Questions on underrated gems, conventions, and cartoon games.
     
    00:00 Intro
    03:25 Information Snacks For Your News Gobs
    07:38 Saints Row Reboot News Coming At Gamescom
    20:04 Call Of Duty: Vanguard officially announced last week
    31:25 Psychonauts 2 Review
    56:37 Twelve Minutes Review
    1:12:53 Mystery Steam Reviews
    1:36:46 Burning Questions
     
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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Joy Parisian (Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Siege Of Paris Review, Road 96 Review, Alan Wake 2)

    Joy Parisian (Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Siege Of Paris Review, Road 96 Review, Alan Wake 2)

    Yes, another Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla DLC has been released. And, again, it’s a tad like the base game. But, not totally, because Ubisoft have remembered to put some sneaking in this one. It still has a pebble-stacking minigame, though. You can’t have it all, I guess.
     
    Apart from The Siege Of Paris launch, the past seven days have been relatively quiet, all things considered. There has been rumblings of a few things – and we love to speculate as much as the next person working in games media – but it’s all been a little wishy-washy. So, this week, the line between info snack and headline meal prepared by Huw is effectively transparent. We chat a bit about Alan Wake 2, Stringer Bell as Knuckles, the GTA remasters, and more.
     
    As mentioned above, Assassin’s Creed: The Siege Of Paris is the main event on this week’s show. Matthew’s a bit conflicted on it, as it shows promise in some Hitman-like missions, and the villain is decent too, but it’s still ultimately more Valhalla. Meanwhile, I’ve played through the enjoyable Road 96. I went into it thinking the procedural-generation was ambitious, and I’ve come out the other end thinking the game would be far less interesting if the story was told in sequence.
     
    This week's Mystery Steam Reviews is all about video games that have other real video games in them. And we round out the show by opening The Weekspot mailbag to answer your Burning Questions on the best campaigns, strategy games on Steam Deck, and our beef with Company Of Heroes 2.
     
    00:00 Intro
    05:22 Information Snacks For Your News Gobs
    08:11 Call Of Duty Vanguard rumoured to be next COD
    12:04 The game that people think might be Alan Wake 2 is go
    18:41 Idris Elba is Knuckles on the Sonic movie
    21:53 A GTA remaster trilogy is reportedly in the works
    26:50 Frostpunk 2 got announced
    33:06 Steam Deck doesn’t get a boost from being docked
    35:40 Assassin’s Creed The Siege Of Paris review
    53:00 Road 96 review
    1:01:59 Mystery Steam Reviews
    1:24:12 Burning Questions
     
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    • 1 hr 44 min

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Beastwick ,

Best PC Gaming podcast

I just adore this show. It’s great to get all the PC gaming news each week but honestly the hosts Matthew and Colum (I think I spelled that right...) are the highlight here. They’re so funny and so smart. Feels like a little hangout with my buds each week talking nerd stuff. Five stars. That’s my fynal ansewh.

cpt.kegron ,

Awesome podcast

As far as gaming podcasts go this is one of the best they give you updates on games and ones they have actually try which is really nice they also have an amazing segment mystery steam reviews really keeps me engaged

Frost Raven ,

Excellent podcast

The RPS PC Gaming Weekspot has quickly become my favorite weekly video game podcast. Colm and Matthew are incredibly charming and funny, the show is informative and very entertaining, and the tech corner segment is mandatory listening. Everyone should open up their gobs and ingest this very entertaining podcast.

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