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Keza MacDonald


Keza is the Guardian's video games editor. Previously she has been the UK editor for Kotaku and IGN, and a Eurogamer contributor.

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FeatureTough Love: On Dark Souls' Difficulty

An extract from You Died: The Dark Souls Companion

FeatureThe Making of El Shaddai

How the most stratospherically mad game of the year came into being.

FeatureDisney Universe

A whole new world.

FeatureGrasshopper's Suda51

On Shadows of the Damned and more.

FeatureThe Master of Synaesthesia

Tetsuya Miziguchi on Child of Eden and beyond.

Patapon 3

The rhythm of war.

Rayman 3D

Back to the future.

Dreamcast Collection

Cast-iron classics?

Nintendogs + Cats

Get out claws.

Pokémon Black & White

Monochrome magic.

de Blob 2

de Blightful.

Lord of Arcana

Arcana believe it.

Mario Sports Mix

Extreme Peach Volleyball.

Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar

Bazaar creations.


Comedy routine.

FeatureWhy I Hate... The Saboteur

"Like setting a rom-com in late-sixties Vietnam."

The Sims 3

Little console people.

Kinect Joy Ride

Less joy than advertised.


Kinect paw.

Game Dev Story

Dev Con 1.

DJ Hero 2

Two many DJs.


Wolf parade.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light

New-age fun with a retro feel.

Sonic Free Riders

The least dignified game demo of my life.

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

Too big for its dragon-leather boots.

Sony unveils rejigged Monster Hunter PSP

Features new analogue stick, speakers, grips.


It's a kind of magic.

Virtua Tennis 4

How Move and 3D change the game.

Dead Rising 2

Apocalypse new.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Whipping up a storm.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

Attack of the Clone?

DJ Hero 2

Mixing it up?

Nintendo 3DS Roundup

Nintendogs and Cats, Pilotwings and Hollywood 61.


When Korean MMO and Welsh mythology meet.

Sonic Colours

Back to black?


We were promised jet-slides.

Games for Android

Ten picks for Google OS.

FeatureSouls Survivor

Director Hidetaka Miyazaki discusses the origins and ideology behind From Software's masterpiece.

Zangeki no Reginleiv

Norse nonsense.

Yakuza 4

Beaten into shape.

Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver

The golden days return.

Alice in Wonderland

Curiouser and curiouser.

Alpha Protocol

Diamonds take forever.

Fret Nice

Don't fret.

530 Eco Shooter

Flaying waste.

White Knight Chronicles

What's changed for the international version.

3D Dot Game Heroes

Pixel tart.

LEGO Rock Band

Block party.

Maestro: Jump In Music

Whatever that means.

Band Hero

Rock bland.

Monster Hunter Tri

Tri bien.


Okami again?

Valkyria Chronicles II

Sociopolitics, tanks, strategic deployment and, er, homework.

FeatureYakuza 4

SEGA's superseries broadens further.

PixelJunk Shooter

Brand new old fashioned fun.

Dead Rising 2 Multiplayer

Respawn of the dead.

FeatureAlan Wake


Kirby Super Star Ultra

In the pink?

Lost Planet 2

Fun for four.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

A big step forward for the PSP?

New features for White Knight in Europe

Voice chat, new online mode, more.

Guitar Hero 5

Rocking all over again.

FeatureBand Hero

Guitar Hero: Pop Edition.

FeatureFinal Fantasy XIII

Summoning and soundbites from director Motomu Toriyama.

FeatureFinal Fantasy XIV

A confusing first meeting with Square Enix's new MMO.

FeatureGuild Wars 2

First details of NCsoft's new fantasy.

Muramasa: The Demon Blade

A thing of beauty is a joy in small doses.

Rock Band Unplugged

Plug in, baby.

Yakuza 3

Way of the dragon.


The latest and greatest thing in Japanese arcades.


Photos of the Japanese arcade version.

Demon's Souls

Fighting the impossible.

Final Fantasy XIII

A glimpse of the future.

White Knight Chronicles

Shining armour.

Let's Tap

Thinking outside the box.

FeatureGeek Purgatory

Trapped in an all-night manga cafe with Japanese MMOs.


Not as safe a place as you might think.

The Last Remnant

Dregs on a bit.

The Last Remnant

What happened to the first one?

Monster Hunter 3

Tri, tri again.

FeatureFallout Retrospective

How the original games caused a quiet revolution.

FeatureWhite Knight Chronicles

The great white hope for an online JRPG.

FeatureThe DS' Great Adventure

How Nintendo's handhold has provided a new home for a displaced genre.

FeatureCities XL

The world's first social city-sim.

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