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Will Porter

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Will ‘Velvet Owl’ Porter is a roaming freelance writer who most recently worked with The Creative Assembly on Alien: Isolation. You can find out how cold/hungry he is by following @Batsphinx on Twitter.

Featured articles

FeatureChet and Erik's stolen zombie game

From the archive: Long before Left 4 Dead, the Valve pair were making a very different zombie game.

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FeatureFar Cry retrospective

We liked them apples.

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FeatureThe cult of TotalBiscuit

The life and times of professional YouTube malcontent John Bain.

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FeatureFreedom Fighters retrospective

Keep the red flag flying.

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Painkiller: Hell & Damnation review

Do not exceed the stated dose.

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007 Legends review

The sky is falling. The sky is falling.

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FeatureAn audience with Syndicate

How a regular northern teen became a YouTube gaming sensation.

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FeatureRevisiting Black Mesa

Is the long-awaited Half-Life mod a remasterpiece?

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FeatureThe Cunning Stunts of Stainless

The Carmageddon story: from controversy to Kickstarter, via Portia the Pig.

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FeatureGrowing Paynes: How Remedy's Hero Went Rockstar in Max Payne 3

From a NY noir to the liver of a French goose.

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FeatureSimCity Preview: A Classic Returns

Things'll be great when you're down town…

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FeatureFar Cry 3 Preview: Trouble in Paradise

Does Far Cry's multiplayer sink or swim?

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FeatureCivilization 5: Gods and Kings Preview: Restoring the Faith

Firaxis' expansion reintroduces some of the series' complexity.

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FeatureMass Effect 3 Preview: The Good Shepard?

BioWare sets the galaxy on fire.

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FeatureSyndicate Preview: Need a Reboot?

Starbreeze's game concerns and delights in equal measure.

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FeatureRetrospective: Max Payne 2

Let the bodies hit the floor. (Sometimes the ceiling).

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FeatureAssessing COD Elite

New maps begin to drop. Do they justify the Premium?

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FeatureChampion Jockey

Just let your feet go clippety-clop.

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FeatureRetro: The Good Old Naughty Days

Putting the seedy into CD-Rom.

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FeatureStarhawk

Bird of play.

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FeatureDeus Ex: Human Revolution

Ten hours played. Your questions answered.

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FeatureDeus Ex: Human Revolution

Gunpowder, reason and plot.

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FeatureCrysis 2

Suited and booted.

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FeatureRetrospective: The Acorn Archimedes

Yes, it had games on it. Shut up.

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FeatureWhy I Love… Doom III

Happiness is a warm gun.

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FeatureRetrospective: All hail the BBC Micro

Do pay attention. This is very BASIC.

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FeatureIn the shadow of Black Ops

What hope for Breach and the downloadable shooter?

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Indie at the Expo

Highlights from the Eurogamer Expo's Indie Games Arcade.

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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

Multiplayer unmasked.

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Sid Meier's Civilization V

Hex and the city state.

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Privates

A dose of the claps?

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FeatureRetrospective: Painkiller

Before the Bulletstorm.

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FeatureRetrospective: Deus Ex

Ghost of the machine.

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FeatureDeus Ex: Fan Service

Fact after fact straight from the cyber-horse's augmented mouth.

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FeatureDeus Ex: Human Revolution

The Revolution will not go unscrutinised.

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Modern Warfare 2: Resurgence Pack

Generation Killstreak.

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GDC Indie Roundup

Monaco, Closure, Trauma, Shank and Vessel.

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Need for Speed World

Warning: following content is NFSW.

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Limbo

Get the lowdown.

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Dead to Rights: Retribution

Canine out of ten?

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Tropico 3

Havana good time.

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The Saboteur

Resistance is fertile.

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Army of Two: The 40th Day

Shanghai fights.

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FeatureBrink

Do the Smarties have the answer?

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FeatureRetrospective: Star Wars: Republic Commando

The Empire Strikes Back Catalogue.

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FeatureRetrospective: Discworld

Did you get the number of that donkey cart?

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FeatureRetrospective: Shadow Warrior

Eurogamer sends its regards, Lo Wang.

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Killing Floor

Cockneys vs. Zombies.

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Darksiders: Wrath of War

Armageddon excited?

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Order of War

Probably: "Shoot those men!"

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Trine

Three become one.

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Flock!

Come buy?

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Fallout 3 Operation: Anchorage

Taken from the PC release.

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Sacred 2

Nothing is these days, is it?