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Edwin Evans-Thirlwell


Writer, critic and academic, based in London. Versifier of cardboard solar systems. Palpable air of desperation.

FeatureThe Soulful machinery of Armored Core

There's plenty of life left in what used to be From Software's flagship series.

FeatureWhy From Software's worst game is worth learning from

And how Steel Battalion was the ultimate Kinect game, for better and for worse.

FeatureThe problem of farming, and the rise of video game gardens

Games are becoming too beholden to superficial, repetitive progression. It's time we stopped to smell the roses.

FeatureVerses Mode: What can poetry do for video games?

We speak to the editors of two new books about what's to be gained from the meeting of two artforms.

Pneuma: Breath of Life review

Seeing is believing.

FeatureWhat today's space sims can learn from Colony Wars

As No Man's Sky and Elite: Dangerous approach, we revisit Psygnosis's PS1 space opera.

FeatureMoving targets: the scattergun politics of Far Cry 4

Ubisoft Montreal's latest could be a fine portrayal of a country under siege, if only it stopped to breathe.

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