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Johnny Minkley


Johnny Minkley is a veteran games writer and broadcaster, former editor of Eurogamer TV, VP of gaming charity SpecialEffect, and hopeless social media addict.

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FeatureGolden Generation: How FIFA Won the HD Era

From 2/10 to PES-killer, the story behind EA Canada's current-gen success.

Outernauts Review

Pay or delay?

Sound Shapes Review

Sound investment?

Does FIFA copy PES? EA execs respond to Konami accusations

FIFA boss "feels" for Murphy, hopes management "appreciate" him

FeatureFIFA 13 Preview: "The referee's a w*nker!"

Kinect and Skill Games make up a FIFA that's all about the unpredictable.

London 2012 Review

A sporting chance?

Heroes of Ruin Review

Together, better.

FeatureWould an Apple TV kill the console business?

Rumours of an iDevice for the living room highlight the huge challenges facing next-gen gaming systems.

Datura Review

Hand of odd.

FeaturePlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Preview: Super Smashing Great?

Sony's mascots line up in this familiar brawler.

Frobisher Says Review

Worth repeating?

Reality Fighters Review

Oxford Street Fighter.

FeatureBASIC Instinct: A New Golden Age Of UK Development?

How the gaming greats of the '80s are trying to encourage the legends of tomorrow.

Naughty Dog: move to next-gen is "terrifying"

Transition from PS2 to PS3 marked studio's "darkest days".

Naughty Dog wants to "change the f***ing industry" with The Last of Us

"Storytelling is so poor right now," claims creative director.

The Last Of Us scored by Oscar-winner Gustavo Santaolalla

Naughty Dog: "We're going for emotion not horror."

FeatureClever Game Pricing, Not Just Games, Is Key to Vita's Success

The last piece to the Vita puzzle is perhaps the most important.

VideoThe EGTV Show: Why should you buy a PlayStation Vita?

Sony and its studios make their pre-launch pitch.

Sony: PlayStation Vita will break UK launch record

Euro boss Ryan "pretty certain" of a sell-out.

Sony planning "more tailored approach" to Vita game pricing

Multiple price-points expected, but publisher confident it can "sustain" premium pricing on triple-A games.

MotorStorm boss feared Apocalypse failure "might be the end" of Evolution

But Sony "defended and protected us", says Matt Southern.

Move Fitness Review

Going through the motions.

Sony: it would be "undesirable" for PS4 to launch significantly later than the competition

But, "there's still a lot of unfinished business on PS3."

Infinity Ward: it's "better for the industry" if MW3 and BF3 succeed

Studio is "friends" with DICE, producer blasts EA "silly talk".

Gearbox: Duke Nukem Forever wasn't reviewed fairly

Co-founder not sure where "some of the anger came from".

Naughty Dog: "PS3 still has a lot of mileage"

But will studio's next game be made for it?

Dance Central 2

Too cool for school?

Just Dance 3

Four to the floor.

Sledgehammer boss dismisses BF3 rivalry

Plus, why there's no Modern Warfare 3 beta.

FeatureSuper Mario 3D Land

Mushroom for improvement?

FeatureSaturday Soapbox: 3DS Six Months On

Charting a troubled launch.

Gears of War 3

The sum of all Gears.

Halo Anniversary gets 3D support

"More than a simple remake."

SWTOR won't launch unless "it's solid"

"We're trying as fast as we can."

PES will never be a "rip-off product"

Konami ponders micro-transactions.

Hogrocket iOS debut set for 1st Sept

Ex-Bizarre team ready for "new chapter".

FeatureDMC Devil May Cry

Platinum meddle.

DMC sceptics "secretly want to like it"

"It will feel like a proper Devil May Cry."

FeatureA Hero's Journey

Jenova Chen's mission to revolutionise multiplayer.

Batman pre-order skins will release as DLC

Available to all "down the track".

Zumba Fitness

Dancing rage.

Rein: PC gaming has "shot by" consoles

Tech "simulating future" of next-gen.

BAFTA launches kids' games design comp

Plus: top tips from last year's winner.

Sega: "We made too many Sonic games"

Publisher says future vision is "brilliant".

FeaturePrototype 2

Love me tendril.

Sega was hacked after security update

Why did post-PSN measures fail?

Pitchford: Duke wouldn't hurt a woman

Finds Capture The Babe outrage "offensive".

FeatureFinishing Duke Nukem Forever

Randy Pitchford on the end of history.

PSN theft: Sony "may never know" details

Hackers too good at "hiding tracks"

Feature7 Things You Didn't Know About Wii U

Miyamoto and Iwata share their secrets.

Miyamoto: Wii created core/casual split

Blames lack of HD, says Wii U can fix it.

Will Wii U support original Wiimote?

MotionPlus/Remote Plus-only likely

Wii U to feature facial recognition?

"It's certainly possible," says Iwata.

OnLive heads to iPad, Android tablets

Dedicated app coming this autumn.

Exclusive Ninja Gaiden for Wii U

Another third-party jumps on board.

Michael Jackson heads to 3DS, Vita

Rhythm-action game due this Xmas.

Tekken 3D confirmed for 3DS

Conference showreel spills beans

New games to celebrate Zelda's 25th

Miyamoto offers links to past

Oddworld series heads to PS Vita

Cross-platform play via cloud saves.

Virtua Tennis 4 for PS Vita launch

Can Sega serve another ace?

UK retail lists PS Vita at £230

For Wi-Fi only, £280 for 3G + Wi-Fi.

VideoEGTV: How does Skylanders work?

Is it a toy? Is it a game?

VideoPlayStation Vita: the announcement

Missed the show? Watch it here.

LBP Vita to "revolutionise" portable

Sackboy's latest brings "new ways to play".

PS3 snags exclusive EA content

Battlefield 3, SSX and NFS bonuses

Move sales top 8.8m

"Catalogue is unmatched," says Sony.

Sony's Tretton says sorry over PSN

"Elephant in room" tackled head-on

BG&E2 to miss current generation

Rayman Origins is priority, says Ancel

Apple taunts E3 rivals in keynote

iOS5, Game Center upgrade revealed

Halo 4 confirmed by Microsoft

Halo HD remake and more also outed!

VideoRadical: Why Prototype 2 will be better

Exclusive chat, unseen gameplay footage.

COD Elite: What you'll get for free

"Even the haters can play for free."

Operation Flashpoint DLC announced

Valley of Death due later this month.

Red Cross thanks PlayStation users

£466k raised in earthquake appeal.

Sony files for PS Vita trademark

More clues ahead of E3 reveal.

Kinect Star Wars trailer shows gameplay

Rancors! Slave I! X-Wings! Force powers!

Prototype 2 dev rejects InFamous rivalry

“We offer something completely different”

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