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Paul Dean


Paul writes freelance articles about all sorts of things, but gaming has always remained close to his heart. He is one half of the board games show Shut Up & Sit Down and tweets as @paullicino.

Featured articles

FeatureRimWorld: Can you make your game up as you go along?

When the emergent are themselves emerging. Ooo, meta.

ReviewRebel Galaxy review

Pace: the final frontier.

FeatureThe Paradox of Fredrik Wester

What's behind one of gaming's most fascinating companies?

FeatureMad man in Wyoming: The voice behind one of this year's most fascinating games

Rich Sommer talks Firewatch, voice acting and even board games.

FeatureFiraxis opens its doors at the first Firaxicon

The strategy studio hosts its fans.

FeatureGearbox's Battleborn throws the FPS and MOBA genres together

But the mix looks like it'll take some time to get right.

ReviewThe Sims 4 review

Same as it ever was?

ReviewCivilization Revolution 2 review

The whole world in your hands?

ReviewXenonauts review


ReviewPanzer Tactics HD review

Forever barrelling onward.

ReviewGhost Recon Phantoms review

Tom Clancy's Incredible Gun Collection.

FeatureComing home? The return to SimCity

A year on from from its disastrous launch, our reviewer heads back to see what's changed.

FeatureHow the developers of Endless Legend see the end in sight

Even if their Early Access peers may not.

FeatureThe Story of DOTA

How a bastard mod became its own genre.

FeatureCasting spells - and votes - in Magicka: Wizard Wars

Paradox's mad multiplayer game has its own take on democratic development.

ReviewBanished review

Craft. Work.

FeatureGames of 2013: Dota 2

Towering example.

FeatureDoom retrospective

From the archive: 20 years of the game that didn't just change gaming forever - it changed gamers.

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