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Quintin Smith


Quinns has been writing about games for a decade. If you see him online, please be gentle. He'll be using a shotgun no matter the circumstances and will not be very good.

Feature | Guild Wars 2: At the Frontlines of World vs. World

Quintin makes a foray into the maddest, meanest feature of Guild Wars 2.

Feature | Hotline Miami Preview: Beneath the Neon

We ring up the developers behind Rezzed's Game of Show on their own personal hotline.

Feature | Guild Wars 2: The Five Races

Do you know which you should play? Don't make our mistake.

Feature | The Dota 2 Experience, Part Three

Our team of Dota 2 noobs have to ship up or ship out, in the final instalment of our diary.

Feature | The Dota 2 Experience, Part Two

Our team of well-meaning Dota 2 noobs go up against actual humans. This is gonna get ugly.

Feature | The Dota 2 Experience, Part One

A touching tale of learning to play Valve's hardcore opus. It can't be that bad. Can it?

Feature | Saturday Soapbox: The Majesty of Menus

Let's be honest. Nothing beats spotting a kickass title screen in the wild.

Feature | Going Hardcore in Diablo 3

Just how much fun is permadeath, exactly?

Feature | Space Marine

The Emperor's new groove.


A closer look at the sprinting man's shooter.

Bloodline Champions

Feud for thought.

World of Tanks

Heavy going?


What is love? And how do I play?

Napoleon: Total War

Creative reassembly.

Feature | Games of 2009: Solium Infernum

Playing for keeps. And towers. And thrones.

Allods Online

Levels 1 through 8 of the edgy Russian WOW-alike.

Global Agenda

Hands-on and video interview with Hi-Rez Studios.

Feature | Retrospective: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

The wheels on the trucks go round and round.

Feature | Retrospective: Steambot Chronicles

Taking a closer look at the clicks, hisses, bells and whistles.

Feature | Off the Map

Our tribute to the levels designed to confuse rather than guide.

Feature | Retrospective: God Hand

Balls now thoroughly busted.

Feature | Wurm Online

Heal the world, make it a better place.

Far Cry 2

Multiplayer: Slash and burn and win.

Burnout Paradise

Where's Crash? It's Showtime.

Feature | Condemned 2: Bloodshot

Isn't that double jeopardy?

Feature | Unreal Tournament 3

Mark Rein talks us through Epic's next big game.

The Club

The alternative post-pub ecstasy.

Feature | Championship Manager 2008

Keep rollin' rollin' rollin'.

Feature | In2Games

Weird sci-fi controllers for PS2! And a Wiimote for PS3 and 360!

Gears of War

Fenix from the flames.

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

Feeling the Strogg arm of the law.

Feature | Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

Paul Wedgwood on what makes it tick. And boom.

Feature | Transformers: The Game

Preview of the game of the movie of the animation of the toy.

Feature | Spider-Man 3

Peter Parker picked a peck of pickled perps.

Feature | Medal of Honor: Vanguard

001st Airborne's Division.


Eyes on the Hawk.