RPS Year In Review

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Alice0’s favourite posts of 2022

It’s been a weird year at RPS for me. After eight years as news editor, I started the nebulous new role of associate editor. This brought a broad mandate to cover indie games and PC Game Pass and to do, like, whatever else I think might be fun or good. It has been weird to not clock in and just Do News, and to have responsibility only over myself. This freedom has felt great when I’ve had ideas, and terrible when I’ve not. I’m still feeling it out, settling in, and making mistakes, but I’m quite enjoying myself. Hopefully you…

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Our favourite RPS features from 2022

Katharine asked me to do a quick little round-up of my favourite features that we’ve run over the past year (to go with the other section round-ups, which you can read here) so I said “No problemo, Katharino!”. Off I went to make a list, running down the published pieces and clicking whichever ones I thought were good. Then I looked at my list and said “Oh, no!”, because it was extremely long. I cut it down by about half to get what we have here, a collection of interviews and thinky pieces and silly pieces and wonderful pieces from…

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Every last RPS Bestest Best review of 2022

I’ve been looking back over an entire year of RPS reviews and, well, we’ve written a lot. Over the past twelve months, the RPS treehouse and our merry band of freelancers have reviewed 168 games in total – and that includes early access reviews, PC-port reviews, group reviews, reviews-in-progresses, and your common or garden fully-fledged reviews. 168! Damn. Even though game releases are still suffering from pandemic pushbacks, 2022 has been a busy year for games. There wasn’t a huge number of big name releases – although the ones that did come out were plenty big enough – but, as…

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Our favourite RPS videos from 2022

Hello! VidBud Liam here. You may recognise me from those videos that autoplay on every page. Or not. It depends on how quickly you scroll past, I suppose. I joined team Arpus all the way back in February, and to say the last 11 months have been a whirlwind is a bit of an understatement. In less than a year I’ve made just under 90 videos covering a wide range of topics from major releases to international gaming events and brand-new hardware. My first year at RPS has been busy, basically. So when Katharine asked me to pull together a…

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The games that defined 2022 for the RPS guides team

Guides work is a very strange beast, and one that we don’t talk about as often as we maybe should. By its nature, we here in guidestown can feel a bit isolated from the rest of RPS. Our guides aren’t very visible to our regular readers. No one hops onto a website like this and says to themselves, “Well now! I wonder what guides have been written today that I can spend my time reading through!”. The vast majority of people who read our guides come straight from a Google search into something specific like “Can I romance Yennefer and…