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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.

Review | Path of Exile review

The long and winding road.

Feature | Inside Paradox, the strangest company in video games

The story of the Swedes who say what they think.

Feature | First contact with Arma 3

As Bohemia waits to roll out the campaign, Paul Dean looks at what's there ahead of the review.

Review | Total War: Rome 2 review

Let slip the bugs of war.

Feature | Capturing the dragon: the music of Jeremy Soule

One of the industry's leading composers on classical influences, taking over YouTube, Kickstarting a symphony and the meaning of life.

Feature | Impire preview: The devil's in the details

It's not Dungeon Keeper, but Cyanide's RTS summons the spirit of Molyneux's classic.

Feature | How Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage is a yet another medley of Borderlands 2 madness

Writer Anthony Burch on how the new DLC is a “pot pourri” of insanity.

Review | War of the Roses review

Paradox's medieval deathmatch is bloomin' deadly.

Feature | Board Games Are Back

Our heritage is catching up with us.

Feature | PlanetSide 2 Preview: Tomorrow's Shooter, Today

Talking apps, technology and longevity.

Feature | X-Wing Retrospective

When the Force was still with us.

Feature | XCOM: Enemy Unknown Preview: First Contact

Hands-on with the unknown unknowns.

Feature | Torchlight 2 Preview: The Devil's Work

As Diablo enthrals, another dungeon crawler waits in the shadows.

Feature | Retrospective: Diablo

Sympathy for the Devil.

Feature | The Mythology of Diablo

Chris Metzen talks about tie-in The Book of Cain - and the origins of Blizzard's darkest world.

Feature | End of Nations Preview: The World at War

The teams behind Rift and Command and Conquer prepare the RTS MMO.

Review | King Arthur 2 Review

An Arthurian tragedy.

Feature | League of Legends: Dominion

LoLers divide and conquer.

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