Hi there all people! That is Edwin, your resident news-wrangler. (RPS) I have been on this wonderful job for an entire two weeks now, and alas it’s time to say goodbye… as a result of I am off on vacation. Genius-level journostrategist that I’m, I managed to e book per week away strolling in Scotland throughout Gamescom earlier than touchdown the gig, and I am unable to rebook with out incurring the eternal hatred of Caledonian Sleeper. I do have a number of under-embargo tales and a evaluate going stay subsequent week, however past that I will be up a mountain someplace till twenty ninth August. Apologies – in the event you’re up that neck of the woods and we occur to sight one another on opposing hillsides, I am going to attempt to bellow one thing about Starfield.
Earlier than I am going, although, I needed to examine in about this complete “information” idea that is doing the rounds. The previous two weeks have primarily been an train in tentatively urgent buttons and apologising to Katharine when half the web site backend catches hearth. I’ve tried to place collectively a enjoyable combination of tales – I notably loved the chat beneath yesterday’s musings about pacifism – however I’ve principally been settling in, and coping with such evergreen journamalism questions as whether or not corporations are singular or plural, and what quantity of any given article ought to encompass begging Blackbird Interactive to disclose one thing else about Homeworld 3.
It is not until in the present day that the RPS editors have had an opportunity to assemble collectively
(consider the opening scene from Macbeth) and talk about what the positioning’s strategy to news-gathering ought to be. What particularly ought to we cowl, and the way ought to we go about it? There are some apparent broad instructions we might prefer to take: extra authentic, interview-led reporting; extra posts about uncommon, or undiscovered video games; good high quality editorial on present occasions. However above all, we might like to listen to from you.
So, when you’ve got time and power after a tough week spent enjoying Baldur’s Gate 3, or being at work whereas wishing you had been enjoying Baldur’s Gate 3, or dropping your mood as a result of each recreation web site is fixated with Baldur’s Gate 3, please contemplate lobbing a number of concepts into the howling comments-void beneath. I ought to add: I’m having monumental enjoyable writing for RPS, and a major factor of that’s writing for the traditional and extremely storied RPS group. I am very intrigued to learn what you, particularly, need from a video games journalism outlet in 2023.
Anyway, the mountain calls and I need to away. Keep secure! I am going to see you all on the opposite aspect of Gamescom.