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#114: The Autumnal Games Special
I won't lie to you listener, the ratio of games to not-games chat on this week's episode of the Electronic Wireless Show is pretty... it's pretty low. This may be the least amount of games chat we've ever done. Nevertheless: here is a podcast. This time it is about autumnal games - not games about the season, but games that are cosy, that are good to play when the evenings are drawing in and wish you had a log fire to sit in front of.
Although perhaps not, because on one of many tangents Nate describes how one time a pigeon wrapped in a binbag fell down the chimney in his childhood home. So. Other topics not related to games include hyperforeignisms and what member of a family is, psychologically and emotionally speaking, representative of the concept of autumn. There is also a very tense Cavern Of Lies, where Matthew does impressions of Baldur's Gate characters (only slightly undercutting the tension). Reminder: Matthew is, incredibly, not a professional voice actor.
Full show notes: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/10/22/podcast-episode-114-the-autumnal-games-special
#113: The Dinosaurs Special
Yesterday, Nate observed that he is increasingly becoming a single issue voter and that single issue is "beasts". This week, therefore, the podcast is about the best dinosaur games. There is, of course, some haggling over what constitutes a dinosaur (does it include all birds and some robots?).
Expect a lot of discussion of various incarnations of Jurassic Park, as you might expect. There is also a long tangent at the start about toilets because Matthew signed in to the recording as 'Toilet Lawyer', which is probably less expected, and a pretty credible impression of the Queen from Nate. Nate also recommends a bunch of early access or indie games that will be of interest to dinofans, although one of them is "I can't remember what it's called."
Full show notes: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/10/15/podcast-episode-113-the-dinosaurs-special
#112: The Excuse To Talk About Baldur's Gate 3 Special
Alice Bee is back from holiday in time for a massive CRPG to enter early access, so this episode is supposedly about our favourite companions in games, but it's really mostly about Baldur's Gate III, Larian's massive new Dungeons & Dragons-themed, reawakening-a-classic fantasy game. She and Matthew have both played a bit of it (Matthew a lot more than her), but we have a chinwag about it and the characters in it nonetheless.
We do also get to chatting about our actual favourite companions from other games, though. There are mentions for some old reliables that I bet some of you already knew were going to come up, as well as some surprise entries from new up and comers. We like to keep things fresh here at the Electronic Wireless Show. Just don't hit your head on all the digressions, or in this week's Cavern Of Lies, which is a lil' D&D treat.
Full show notes: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/10/08/podcast-episode-112-the-excuse-to-talk-about-baldurs-gate-3-special
EWS111: The Death Special
Alice is on holiday, which means it falls to Graham to lead Nate and Matthew in cheerful conversation. Unfortunately I've been playing a lot of Spelunky 2 over the past two weeks, which means all our cheery conversation in this week's Electronic Wireless Show is about death. We talk about our favourite deaths in videogames, whether they be the systems-driven demise of a Crusader Kings king or a shooter protagonist permanently snuffed out by a scripted sequence.
We also talk about the end of swarms, Matthew's strange theories about What Remains Of Edith Finch and Call Of Duty, spoil the first season of The Walking Dead, and a lot more.
Find full show notes here: http://rockpapershotgun.com/2020/10/01/podcast-episode-111-the-death-special
Ep 110: The 'If You Could Have One Superpower' Special
In a change of pace for the Electronic Wireless Show this week, Nate is on holiday and we're joined by special guest VidBud Colm Ahern to discuss our favourite special powers from video games. The title is actually a misnomer, because I immediately go on to say that really we're talking about weird or supernatural special powers, not super powers like wot The Avengers have. An example, that we talk about at in fact, is Max's power to rewind time in Life Is Strange.
Our diversions this week are less likely to involve the term "bumeggs", but we do spend ages talking about whether or not a character in Resident Evil 7 has a beehive for a bum or not. Also, it turns out that we mostly want special abilities that facilitate the acquisition and consumption of food. We did record this around lunchtime, in fairness.
To make things more confusing, the Cavern Of Lies this week is superhero themed, specifically around 2002 strategy game Freedom Force.
Full show notes: www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/09/03/p…-ins-special
Ep 109: The Living A Normal Life Special - Live!
As you all know, we here at The Rock Paper Shotgun Electronic Wireless Show podcast love to innovate and do things that nobody has ever done before. That’s why we did a live podcast episode! I know, I know. This has never been attempted by god nor human. But hold your applause and gasps of wonder until you’re listening to The RPS Electronic Show Live – The Living A Normal Life Special, part of EGX Digital!
The theme, living a normal life, is partly so we could make a terrible pun that doesn’t quite work on live/life, but partly because in 2020 normal life seems a dream, beyond the reach of our grasp. Not if you have games, though! So, in this episode, we chat about the games that let us simulate a life, be that a tiny but more attractive version of your own in The Sims, or one where you are a cruel and capricious god in Black & White.
Full show notes: www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/09/03/p…-ins-special
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The Great British Bake Off of video game podcasts
And no Paul Hollywood.
I’m a simple American with basic sensibilities and I find the unapologetic British banter endlessly charming and endearing. I discovered the RPS channel through their absolutely epic almost-two year long let’s play of Divinity OS2. Matthew and Alice Ligouri are hilarious video hosts and there’s something like 81 hours of excellent entertainment to watch - highly recommend. This podcast is right in that wheelhouse: a really laidback vibe like sitting around with friends having a drink and a good conversation. And that music? I don’t know if it’s original or not but it’s so good, it sets the mood and adds to that British charm. Alice Bell is a great host, Matthew is excellent as always and Nate should be featured in other things a lot more as well. Incredibly funny! Look for the episode where he delivers Witcher 3 lines and the crew has to guess if they’re real or fake. Just a great podcast all around. Keep up the great work!
I like it quite a bit
Typically entertaining. Matches the oddball irreverent humor style of the website.