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Richard Cobbett


Richard writes words for a living, but you know that already. He loves puns, wants to ban all spiders from games, and isn't quite as cynical as you think. Follow him on Twitter.

Featured articles

Oxenfree review

Talking simulator.

FeatureStar Wars: A new hope for The Old Republic

Do or do not, there is reason to try.

FeatureThe Old Republic's new expansion isn't quite Knights of the Old Republic 3

But it's a cracking addition to BioWare's Star Wars MMO.

AvoidArmikrog review

Defeat of clay.

FeatureA brief history of Fallout

War. War changes quite a lot.

EssentialKerbal Space Program review

Between a rocket and a hard place.

RecommendedPillars of Eternity review

To Infinity, and beyond!

Game Of Thrones: Iron from Ice review

“The North will remember that…”

Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 1 review

There's two sides to every story.

The Walking Dead: No Going Back review

Baby steps on the road to Hell.

FeatureThe sickening side of the Steam summer sale

Hey, check out that gift horse's mouth...

FeatureEnding the Minecraft fantasy

Notch is right to clamp down on paid Minecraft servers, but at what cost?

Among the Sleep review

Hushed little baby.

Lego The Hobbit review

There, but not yet back again.

FeatureDown the replay rabbit hole

Why Ken Levine's plan for endlessly replayable narrative could be a risk not worth taking.

Divinity: Original Sin alpha review

To adventure is human...

Rust alpha review

The naked and infamous.

The Walking Dead: All That Remains review

Telltale's acclaimed horror series returns in the first episode of its second season.

Wasteland 2 beta review

Nuclear and improved.

FeatureHearthstone: Blizzard's secret weapon

What's in the cards for Warcraft's new cousin, and the future it predicts?

FeatureWhy Heroes of the Storm is the MOBA that you'll love or hate

Blizzard's move for accessibility is a boon for those new to the genre - but how will it go down with existing MOBA diehards?

FeatureBlizzard sets a steady course for WOW with Warlords of Draenor

With a classic Warcraft feel and fan-pleasing features, the MMO is entrenching in its old age.

FeatureRebuilding Rapture

Behind the scenes on BioShock: Burial At Sea, and the impossible city's improbable return.

FeatureBioShock Infinite - Burial at Sea preview: Assessing Rapture's return

How does Irrational's return to the sea shape up?

FeatureQuesting for heroism in MMOs

Dungeons and dragging on.

FeatureEve Online: Into the second decade

The future of the future, today.

FeatureA postcard from Reykjavik: Inside 2013's Eve FanFest

So that's why our man's gone to Iceland.

FeatureShining a light on CCP's World of Darkness

The waiting sucks, its first gameplay footage doesn't.

FeatureVisit Eve Online in Oculus Rift

A virtual FanFest surprise.

FeatureSaturday Soapbox: The high cost of high standards

Why the next-gen gamble is turning into Russian Roulette.

FeatureQuesting for freedom in The Elder Scrolls Online

A prisoner of tradition, a victim of heritage.

Hitman HD Trilogy review

Hitman, maybe, one more time?

FeatureSaturday Soapbox: Expert Business Predictions For 2013

Richard Cobbett peers into a Poundland crystal ball.

FeatureThe final hours of City of Heroes

Heroes holding out 'til the end of the night.

PlanetSide 2 review

Auraxis to grind.

FeatureSaturday Soapbox: Guilt By Association

Putting the "You" into "You Bastard".

FeatureMass Effect 3: The Extended Cut: A Happy Ending?

This is how the world ends - with both a bang and a whimper.

FeatureA Week of Tera

A report from the opening weekend of the MMO contender. Can it steal Guild Wars 2's thunder?

FeatureRetrospective: Wasteland

Tomorrow's forecast: Fallout. In a good way.

FeatureMs. Effect: The Rise of FemShep

Profiling sci-fi's greatest accidental heroine.

FeatureWarhammer: Wrath of Heroes Preview: MOBA Beta Blues

The free Warhammer Online spin-off has its work cut out to compete with League of Legends and its ilk.

FeatureSaturday Soapbox: What's In A Box?

When games were more than a download.

FeatureSkyrim: The Creation Kit Experience

Writing a brand new Elder Scroll.

FeatureMass Effect: The Stories So Far

Reap the spoilers: a review of the wider universe of books, comics and add-ons...

FeatureFear of Failure

Partying like it's 1999.