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Planetside 2 (PC)

I was very excited about Planetside 2. The promise of planet-scale warfare with thousands of other players is something no other game has. It’s enough to make a thirty four year old gamer’s mind spin. It’s inspiring. After only a

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Planetside 2 (PC)

I was very excited about Planetside 2. The promise of planet-scale warfare with thousands of other players is something no other game has. It’s enough to make a thirty four year old gamer’s mind spin. It’s inspiring. After only a

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Hawken (PC)

Every artist in the studio knew when that trailer hit. Hawken became a household name overnight. It took a while to register for a larger audience, but if you attended any game tradeshow over the past year or so, you

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Hawken (PC)

Every artist in the studio knew when that trailer hit. Hawken became a household name overnight. It took a while to register for a larger audience, but if you attended any game tradeshow over the past year or so, you

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Rocksmith (Xbox 360)

Rocksmith’s appeal is entirely up to your background. Mine follows: when Rock Band came out in Europe in January 2008, I first picked up a plastic guitar controller. (I’ve had four since.) Two years ago I picked up a real

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Rocksmith (Xbox 360)

Rocksmith’s appeal is entirely up to your background. Mine follows: when Rock Band came out in Europe in January 2008, I first picked up a plastic guitar controller. (I’ve had four since.) Two years ago I picked up a real

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PC)

I recently re-watched Blade Runner for something in the region of twentieth time and as always, was blown away by the world building and production design. It simply does not feel like it’s way back from 1982, and you totally

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PC)

I recently re-watched Blade Runner for something in the region of twentieth time and as always, was blown away by the world building and production design. It simply does not feel like it’s way back from 1982, and you totally

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Girls

I can’t believe I haven’t written about women as characters in games before, certainly I’ve talked about them quite a bit. Inspiration to finally do a piece on this was this article, where the Bitmob community attempted to collectively write

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Girls

I can’t believe I haven’t written about women as characters in games before, certainly I’ve talked about them quite a bit. Inspiration to finally do a piece on this was this article, where the Bitmob community attempted to collectively write

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Skyrim (Xbox 360)

My wife got me Ready Player One for Christmas. It’s pretty good for a kid born in the 70s, and its themes of virtual worlds and their relation to the real world gels really well with a science fiction thing

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Skyrim (Xbox 360)

My wife got me Ready Player One for Christmas. It’s pretty good for a kid born in the 70s, and its themes of virtual worlds and their relation to the real world gels really well with a science fiction thing

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D&D Essentials

I’ve been playing in a delightfully bonkers Dungeons & Dragons 4E campaign for a while now and really had a super good time with it. So much so, in fact, that I’ve been craving to run some D&D myself. The

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D&D Essentials

I’ve been playing in a delightfully bonkers Dungeons & Dragons 4E campaign for a while now and really had a super good time with it. So much so, in fact, that I’ve been craving to run some D&D myself. The

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E3 2011

This year’s E3 was a personal milestone for me. I got to present the game I’ve been working on to the media, meeting some legendary journalists and all-round cool people while doing it. The reception to Ridge Racer Unbounded was

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E3 2011

This year’s E3 was a personal milestone for me. I got to present the game I’ve been working on to the media, meeting some legendary journalists and all-round cool people while doing it. The reception to Ridge Racer Unbounded was

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Catering vs nurturing

Everybody loves a binary argument, especially online. And why not – compromise is never as much fun, not as entertaining. The media’s role is often to entertain, and the role of the creator to play a part in that entertainment.

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Catering vs nurturing

Everybody loves a binary argument, especially online. And why not – compromise is never as much fun, not as entertaining. The media’s role is often to entertain, and the role of the creator to play a part in that entertainment.

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Why I’m not enamored with Dragon Age

Initially Dragon Age got its hooks in me proper deep. I mean, a new fantasy land to discover – not entirely too familiar, but still familiar enough to get into without a lifetime to burn – tactical (hard!) fighting, a

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Why I’m not enamored with Dragon Age

Initially Dragon Age got its hooks in me proper deep. I mean, a new fantasy land to discover – not entirely too familiar, but still familiar enough to get into without a lifetime to burn – tactical (hard!) fighting, a

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