As the year comes to a close, Rock Paper Shotgun is preparing to close up its treehouse for the holiday break. With winter in full swing, it’s far too cold to sit in a treehouse at this time of year anyway. So from now until Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024, we’ll be taking a break to rest and recharge.
While we’re away, we won’t leave you completely bereft of content. We’ve got some exciting things planned to keep you entertained during the holidays. Tomorrow, we’ll be revealing our Game Of The Year 2023 on our Advent Calendar. Although it seems like most of you already have an idea of what it might be, we’ll play along and keep the suspense going. Be sure to check back at 1pm GMT for the big reveal.
For those of you who may have been disappointed with this year’s Advent Calendar, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with our RPS Selection Boxes. Our staff members have handpicked a selection of games that they wanted to recommend but didn’t make it onto the calendar. Starting from the 26th, we’ll be releasing a new Selection Box every day. Think of it as an extra holiday treat just for you.
The end of the year is always a time for reflection, and we want to make sure you don’t become unmoored in time. Our Hi-Fi rush this year was something to behold, and if you missed out on any of the best reviews, our editor Ed has compiled a list of the Bestest Best reviews from 2023. We’ve also put together a selection of our best features and a special look at what defined 2023 from a guides perspective. So take a stroll down memory lane and catch up on the highlights of the year.
As a thank you to our amazing supporters, we’ve released a series of Supporter-funded posts that everyone can read. These posts cover a range of topics and can be found in the Latest feed as they unlock. You can also browse the From The Archive tag to find them along with a collection of other Supporter posts. We appreciate the support and hope you enjoy these exclusive articles.
Of course, we couldn’t forget our annual Christmas Crackers. Brace yourself for some truly awful jokes that will leave you either laughing hysterically or cringing in second-hand embarrassment. We’ve really outdone ourselves this year and can’t wait for you to read them. Starting from the first day of the break, you’ll have a new joke to look forward to each day. It’s the perfect way to add some light-hearted fun to your holiday season.
As we wrap up this year, we’re already thinking about what’s to come in 2024. While we’re eating chocolate and contemplating the future, we want to hear from you. Head to the comments and let us know what your game-related resolution for 2024 is. Whether it’s exploring more indie titles, diving into a specific genre, or simply dedicating more time to gaming, we’d love to hear your goals.
Before we sign off for the year, we want to express our gratitude to all our readers and supporters. Your continued support means the world to us, and we couldn’t do what we do without you. So have a lovely few days off, enjoy the holiday season, and we’ll see you back here on January the 2nd! Cheers to a great year ahead!