I like: long-form thinkathons written in the author’s own voice, the kind of article where John rattles off a load of reasoning on Why This Thing Is Bollocks or Quinns runs around like an idiot inside a game world, where you don’t need to read the byline to know who it is. Thinks about games past and gaming present, actual opinions and ideas as opposed to the web disease of PR-regurgitation.
I don’t like: the web disease of PR-regurgitation. This is pretty contextual though, it’s only a dislike in comparison to everything else RPS because at the end of the day it’s all still written with that British Magazine Sensibility, with a healthy dollop of cynicism and piss-taking, so it’s still good. If you didn’t do it I’d probably complain there wasn’t enough content being posted, so clearly you shouldn’t listen to me. Do your own thing, and we’ll all just keep reading it I reckons.
It’s safe to say that the last 3-4 years of reading RPS have rescued me from console land and turned me back into a proper gamer. I grew up on Amiga Power and Digitiser and so when RPS appeared, I was initially reading it just because I liked the words, not because I was particularly invested in PCs at the time. Thankfully though, a gradual process of osmosis filled me anew with enthusiasm for the One True Platform, and now I know far too much about Sandy Bridges and Northern Islands and what have you. So, er, tah very much.