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Dan Whitehead

Senior Contributor, Eurogamer.net

Dan has been writing for Eurogamer since 2006 and specialises in RPGs, shooters and games for children. His bestest game ever is Julian Gollop's Chaos.

FeatureChaos Reborn is a case study in how to revive a classic

Julian Gollop's wizard battling strategy game returns in fine style.

FeatureElite: Dangerous and the art of the galactic grind

How Frontier's long-awaited space sim is trying to balance commerce and conflict for a new generation.

Dead State review

Hard corpse gaming.

Atari: Game Over review

Myth understanding.

Escape Dead Island review

Exit strategy.

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric review

Got them Sega blues.

FeatureMake every bullet count

How playing Call of Duty and This War of Mine at the same time suggests a new direction for conflict in games.

FeatureBowling for Liberty

From the archive: Why GTA4's Roman Bellic is one of the greatest video game characters of all time.

Toybox Turbos review

My chroma sheens.

FeatureProject Spark is pulling in two directions at once

The problems with Microsoft's game-making tool.

Dreamfall Chapters: Book One review

Look before you sleep

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel review

Crater expectations.

RecommendedAlien: Isolation review

I think we're alone now.

Pixel Poetry review

Another video games documentary that doesn't talk about video games.

D4 debut episode review

The hand of odd.

World of Diving Early Access review

Good night and glub luck.

RecommendedHack 'n' Slash review

No substrings attached.

Flockers review

Violence of the lambs.

FeatureBuilding a better Mega Man

Can Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9 escape the orbit of his own legacy?

The Evil Within shuffles forwards again

Shinji Mikami's horror game gets yet another release date.

Watch Dogs: Bad Blood expansion coming this month

Trailer shows T-Bone in action.

Here's a video of Destiny's exclusive PlayStation map

Exodus Blue, pleased to meet you.

Samsung unveils GearVR

Working with Oculus on smartphone display.

Project Cars confirms UK release date

Carburetor believe it.

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate launches this Friday

Koei Tecmo's series makes its next gen debut.

Bayonetta 2 is the focus of the next Nintendo Direct

Fingers crossed for Iwata cosplay.

Is Ouya looking for a buyer?

For the whole company, not just the console.

Saints Row 4 SDK released for PC

Modders can now design and create their own weapons. God help us all.

Dance Central Spotlight out now for Xbox One

Truffle Shuffle still not included.

PewDiePie no longer allows comments on his videos

Say PewDieByeBye to flame wars and spam.

Shin Megami Tensei 4 delayed until October

What's another month between friends?

FeatureThe past lives forever in Pillars of Eternity

Hands on with the beta version of Obsidian's crowd-funded retro RPG.

FeatureWhy we need more developers like Zoe Quinn

To reach their full potential, games need to stop empowering the player and embrace the raw and personal.

Tales of Xillia 2 review

Variable interest rate.

FeatureLiving with the Alien: What it's like to spend a day with Alien: Isolation

It's impressed at press events, but is Alien: Isolation's long-game just as spectacular?

Firefall review

Flame on?

Video Games: The Movie review

A star-studded crowdfunded documentary makes a poor case for gaming's cultural legitimacy.

Sacred 3 review

Child's pray.

FeatureWhen too much is not enough

Crowdfunding has freed developers from old production models, but at what cost?

FeatureYou've got male

Marvel just announced that Thor is becoming a woman, but games don't need sex changes to be better at diversity.

The Wolf Among Us: Cry Wolf review

Looking back at the final episode and full season.

MouseCraft review

Puzzle and squeak.

Chibi-Robo! Let's Go, Photo! review

All work and no play.

Pullblox World review

Slide away.

Enemy Front review

Fall back.

Concursion review

When games collide.

FeatureThe familiar fear of The Evil Within

Hands-on with Shinji Mikami's return to survival horror.

Watch Dogs review

Cyber house rules.

Sir, You Are Being Hunted review

Ungentlemanly conduct.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review

A sticky situation.

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse review

Français it with flowers.

RecommendedFract OSC review

Stranger in a strange land.

War of the Vikings review

Between Ragnarok and a hard place.

FeatureMoving targets

From the archive: the original rise of motion control.

Trials Frontier review

Bike curious.

FeatureThe numbers game

Why Amazon's use of Metacritic scores is a terrible idea.

Goat Simulator review

Ram upgrade.

FeatureAlien Isolation: "I didn't expect smiling and laughing"

Creative Assembly's Al Hope on what Rezzed visitors can expect when they face the xenomorph.

Betrayer review

New world disorder.

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z review

Ryu doing this to us?

RecommendedTitanfall review

Final verdict from live servers.

Heroes of Dragon Age review

Role of the die.

FeatureCode Britannia: Raffaele Cecco

The last 8-bit superstar on the limits of the Spectrum, developer diaries and the refreshing nature of boring stuff.

FeatureRovers Return: reinventing the ARG with Extrasolar

Explore an entire alien ecosystem from your browser window.

Rambo: The Video Game review

A war you won't believe.

AvoidDungeon Keeper review

Throw away the key.