February 3, 2023


Whats up! VidBud Liam right here. Chances are you’ll recognise me from these movies that autoplay on each web page. Or not. It depends upon how rapidly you scroll previous, I suppose.


I joined workforce Arpus all the way in which again in February, and to say the final 11 months have been a whirlwind is a little bit of an understatement. In lower than a yr I’ve made slightly below 90 movies overlaying a variety of matters from main releases to worldwide gaming occasions and brand-new {hardware}. My first yr at RPS has been busy, principally. So when Katharine requested me to drag collectively a number of of my private highlights, I used to be sort of stumped. It is onerous to select favourites! It is even more durable to have fun my very own achievements, however that is inappropriate.

I prefer to assume the 9 movies listed under ought to provide you with a good suggestion of the broad vary of stuff we have tackled over in video land in 2022 – and should you’re , we’ll have 2022 round-ups from the opposite sections, too. Anyway. Seize your self a sizzling drink and settle in. There’s lots right here to cowl!


Does anybody have time to start out taking part in World Of Warcraft anymore?


Arms down, that is the video I’m proudest of this yr. After months of chatting about it, Ed and I lastly launched Stock Area, a model new collection the place the 2 of us try to find how a lot area an enormous live-service recreation takes up in our every day lives. This primary episode targeted on World of Warcraft, a recreation Ed had some expertise with and one I had shamefully by no means performed earlier than we recorded this episode.


This video was an unlimited endeavor. Like, enormous. Filming it took the perfect a part of a month, whereas writing, voice over and enhancing added an extra week on high of that. The vast majority of it was accomplished outdoors of labor hours, too, because of the nature of the collection demanding we try and expertise these enormous video games in a approach that’s lifelike to those that could also be occupied with making an attempt them for themselves.


It paid off. I’m so pleased with the tip consequence, and I couldn’t ask for a greater co-host than Ed, whose mind is principally a generator for magic observations I’m not intelligent sufficient to make myself. Watch this area – episode two is already within the works.

12 Elden Ring Ideas And Tips To Assist You Simply Conquer The First 10 Hours


Ah, Elden Ring. FromSoftware’s epic was the primary main recreation I lined for RPS just some weeks into my time right here. I’ll be trustworthy, the stakes had been excessive. How the hell do you identify your self as a worthy successor to the likes of Colm Ahern and Matthew Citadel? It’s a tricky act to comply with, consider me. Fortunately, this newbie’s information was exceptionally widespread proper out of the gate, gaining thousands and thousands of views throughout each the positioning and YouTube. Actually, it rapidly grew to become the most-watched video on the channel, scoring over one million hits in only a matter of days. So far as validation goes, this video did lots to assuage these new-starter fears.


Enjoyable reality about this video: my finest pal from major college, who I hadn’t spoken to for over a decade, bought in contact shortly after this video went dwell. He had been beneficial it randomly whereas working and was shocked to listen to my northern tones emanating via his headphones. Seems he lives just some streets away from me, and we’ve been catching up frequently ever since. The web is sweet, truly.

7 Causes Why You may Fall In Love With Tunic

Tunic was a tough factor to deal with in video type. The true magic of the sport lies in uncovering its secrets and techniques organically via play, which made speaking about (and discovering clips that did not present mentioned secrets and techniques being uncovered) in a approach that remained partaking for a viewer absolute agony. Nonetheless, I used to be actually pleased with how this video turned out ultimately. I even bought an excuse to make use of my bootleg Pokémon annecdote, which was a pleasant bonus.

Our Eight Favorite Video games From Not E3 2022


I’ve lined a number of E3s earlier than up to now, however this yr’s felt particular for a few causes. For starters, it was my first as a full-time member of video games media. However primarily, it was as a result of I caught Covid shortly earlier than the present, and after a number of days alone indoors watching Geoff Keighley speak about video games set in area I used to be determined for any type of social interplay. Getting the chance to speak with (principally) everybody on employees about what video games they had been most excited for over the course of a single day is considered one of my highlights of the yr, and the format labored so effectively we have used it a number of instances since. It was at all times my objective to incorporate extra staffers in our movies, and this was the right excuse to take action.

The Solid Of Crew Fortress 2 Reminisce About The FPS’s Lasting Legacy

PAX East was particularly wild, as I had solely been a member of the workforce for round six weeks earlier than I used to be pushed out of the treehouse and onto a transatlantic flight. I’ve too many anecdotes about our time within the states to share right here, so I’ll let two movies do the speaking as a substitute. The primary was an interview Rachel and I did with the forged of Crew Fortress 2, a recreation I performed obsessively for a few years once I was a youngster. The second was a small documentary Katharine and I made about pin accumulating that was an absolute pleasure to create.

Overlaying reveals is tough work, nevertheless it’s a lot simpler when you may have some buddies internet hosting movies together with you. I am eternally grateful to each Katharine and Rachel, who principally stored me sane throughout these lengthy days on the present ground. And a fast shout out to Jimmy, who carried tripods and microphones round Boston regardless of that position being far faraway from his precise job title. A real champ.

Resident Evil 4 Is not Simply A Remake, It is A Visceral Reimagining | Arms-On Preview

Resident Evil 4 is my favorite recreation of all time. I used to be 13 when it first launched for the GameCube, and I might spend most weekends round my cousins taking pictures Ganados and working away from boulders. “Video games won’t ever look higher than this”, he as soon as mentioned to me as Leon cautiously explored a medieval citadel infested with parasitic monks. Having such a private connection to the unique recreation made previewing its upcoming remake a frightening activity. How do you measure the worth of one thing that is making an attempt to recreate an expertise which means a lot to you? It seems the reply is “with nice issue”. I rewrote this preview 3 times. I am actually suprised it makes any sense.

We Purchased 5 Uncommon Steam Deck Equipment From Etsy


We made fairly a number of movies in regards to the Steam Deck this yr, and people actually appeared to take pleasure in them. It helps that {hardware} editor James has a voice so clean it calms all those that take heed to it. My favorite of the bunch needs to be this one, the place James shocked me with a bunch of equipment for Valve’s widespread handheld. That framed picture of the Deck, by the way in which? Hung up subsequent to my desk. It makes me smile each time I have a look at it.

Oh, and the much less mentioned about my doubtful try at rising a mustache the higher. Everybody hated it. It is gone now.

Can We Beat This Recreation In Time To Get A Refund?


Contemplating we publish all of our movies to YouTube, it might come as a shock that I solely made one conventional let’s play this yr. Nonetheless, my brief play-through of Steam meme hit Refund Me If You Can appeared to resonate with those that watched it. It was truly CJ who advised I create this one as he wanted a video for his article in regards to the recreation, and I’m glad he did. It’s basic, foolish enjoyable. Weirdly, nearly all of views got here from this Waypoint article so, uh. Thanks, Vice?

Our Favorite Scary Moments In PC Gaming


One other group RPS dialogue, this time about our favorite scary moments in PC gaming. The chat itself may be very pleasurable, however personally my favorite half is the textual content I bought from my fiance whereas I used to be recording the intro that merely mentioned “I hate no matter you’re doing”.

5 indie video games from 2022 you’ll have missed

@rockpapershot These are 5 indie video games, launched in 2022, that you just may need missed. Make certain to verify them out instantly. #video games #gaming #indiegames #steam #computer #pcgaming #change ♬ unique sound – Rock Paper Shotgun


I began a TikTok account for RPS in October which gained a stunning quantity of momentum right away. It’s one thing I need to concentrate on a bit of extra within the new yr, so I’m form of sharing this much less as a spotlight and extra of a risk to my future self. Liam, should you’re studying this, it’s time to make one other 60-second video within the cursed 9:16 facet ratio. Sure, I do know it goes in opposition to every part you’ve realized about videomaking. No, Gen Z doesn’t care. Again to work. There’s a very good lad.



So! There you go. Too many phrases about too many movies. However you already know what? It’s been fairly nice, having this chance to mirror on my first yr right here at RPS. What’s going to 2023 maintain? Who’s to say. One factor’s for sure, although: I’ll nonetheless be right here, making foolish little movies about PC video games. Thanks a lot for watching. It actually does imply lots.

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