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Edwin Evans-Thirlwell

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Soporific jaundiced warbler, based in London. Likes poetry, weird fiction, Soulsborne and Overwatch.

Featured articles

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FeatureThe big Amy Hennig interview

'It is perfectly fine to have an experience that's about the journey, not difficulty or mastery.'

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FeatureHow Ghost of a Tale imagines and explores a world of prejudice

Developer Lionel Gallat talks us through an uncommonly smart children's fable.

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FeatureWhat should a World War look like?

Copying reality, making history.

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FeatureBethesda: Next gen consoles should be all about crossplay

And why it was important to announce Starfield and TES6 early.

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FeatureFallout 76 is an entertaining compromise

Three hours in post-apocalyptic West Virginia.

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FeatureSaving punk from Cyberpunk

How marginalised developers are reclaiming the term from AAA.

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GTA Online's After Hours update lands 24th July

New trailer features the return of Tony Prince.

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Guerrilla Games wants to release games faster

New HQ and staff expansion plans unveiled.

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RecommendedSubnautica review

The devil in the deep blue sea.

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FeatureThe year in apocalypse

Looking back on 2017's dystopias and end-of-the-world tales.

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Bandai Namco announces two new Switch games

Neither of which is a Dark Souls port.

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FeatureRaji and the rise of Indian gamedev

How a nation of outsourcing companies is finding its feet.

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FeatureOn the secret smallness of Skyrim

Turning molehills into mountains.

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Sonic Forces review

Tails of the expected.

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FeatureTracing the ancestry of Assassin's Creed, from Prince of Persia to the Holy Land

Assassin's Creed's origins: A chat with Patrice Désilets about building the tower.

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FeatureIn praise of bad game design

Taking the rough with the smooth.

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The Evil Within 2 review

Assassin's creep.

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Ruiner review

Dogfight.

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RecommendedObserver review

Hauer of reckoning.

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EssentialSonic Mania review

Lord of the rings.

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RecommendedSundered review

Colours out of space.

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FeatureHow a Syrian refugee's story became a JRPG

"Humour is always part of disaster."

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RecommendedTacoma review

Home away from home.

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FeatureThe hope and despair of A Light In Chorus

On turning the Golden Record into a video game.

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Get Even review

Virtual mundanity.

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FeatureBrenda Romero versus the systems of pain

On making games about oppression and genocide.

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Outlast 2 review

Silent hillbilly.

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RecommendedThe Sexy Brutale review

The fire in which we burn.

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FeatureArkane's living prisons

Raphael Colantonio on Prey, Dishonored and breaking the world.

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