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Edwin Evans-Thirlwell


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

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What developers think of Xbox Game Pass

"Choose your development partner as carefully as you choose your love partner."

Limbo creator worried his next game will be buried

"There are so many games coming out at the moment, and so many good games."

How Insomniac stole the heart of Spider-Man

Game director Ryan Smith on taking your first swing at a comicbook adaptation.

Cory Barlog discusses almost cutting Kratos from God of War 2018

"It was like 'he's annoying, he's done.'"

FeatureThe big Amy Hennig interview

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

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

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

FeatureWhat should a World War look like?

Copying reality, making history.

FeatureBethesda: Next gen consoles should be all about crossplay

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

FeatureFallout 76 is an entertaining compromise

Three hours in post-apocalyptic West Virginia.

FeatureSaving punk from Cyberpunk

How marginalised developers are reclaiming the term from AAA.

GTA Online's After Hours update lands 24th July

New trailer features the return of Tony Prince.

Guerrilla Games wants to release games faster

New HQ and staff expansion plans unveiled.

FeatureFar Cry's villains are sick of Far Cry

The definition of insanity.

RecommendedSubnautica review

The devil in the deep blue sea.

FeatureThe year in apocalypse

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

Bandai Namco announces two new Switch games

Neither of which is a Dark Souls port.

FeatureRaji and the rise of Indian gamedev

How a nation of outsourcing companies is finding its feet.

FeatureOn the secret smallness of Skyrim

Turning molehills into mountains.

Sonic Forces review

Tails of the expected.

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.

FeatureIn praise of bad game design

Taking the rough with the smooth.

The Evil Within 2 review

Assassin's creep.

Ruiner review


RecommendedObserver review

Hauer of reckoning.

EssentialSonic Mania review

Lord of the rings.

RecommendedSundered review

Colours out of space.

FeatureHow a Syrian refugee's story became a JRPG

"Humour is always part of disaster."

RecommendedTacoma review

Home away from home.

FeatureThe hope and despair of A Light In Chorus

On turning the Golden Record into a video game.

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