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Richard Cobbett

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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.

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Oxenfree review

Talking simulator.

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FeatureStar Wars: A new hope for The Old Republic

Do or do not, there is reason to try.

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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.

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AvoidArmikrog review

Defeat of clay.

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FeatureA brief history of Fallout

War. War changes quite a lot.

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EssentialKerbal Space Program review

Between a rocket and a hard place.

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Game Of Thrones: Iron from Ice review

“The North will remember that…”

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Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 1 review

There's two sides to every story.

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The Walking Dead: No Going Back review

Baby steps on the road to Hell.

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FeatureThe sickening side of the Steam summer sale

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

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FeatureEnding the Minecraft fantasy

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

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Among the Sleep review

Hushed little baby.

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Lego The Hobbit review

There, but not yet back again.

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FeatureDown the replay rabbit hole

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

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Divinity: Original Sin alpha review

To adventure is human...

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Rust alpha review

The naked and infamous.

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The Walking Dead: All That Remains review

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

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Wasteland 2 beta review

Nuclear and improved.

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FeatureHearthstone: Blizzard's secret weapon

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

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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?

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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.

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FeatureRebuilding Rapture

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

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FeatureQuesting for heroism in MMOs

Dungeons and dragging on.

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FeatureEve Online: Into the second decade

The future of the future, today.

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FeatureA postcard from Reykjavik: Inside 2013's Eve FanFest

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

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FeatureShining a light on CCP's World of Darkness

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

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FeatureVisit Eve Online in Oculus Rift

A virtual FanFest surprise.

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FeatureSaturday Soapbox: The high cost of high standards

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

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FeatureQuesting for freedom in The Elder Scrolls Online

A prisoner of tradition, a victim of heritage.

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Hitman HD Trilogy review

Hitman, maybe, one more time?

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FeatureSaturday Soapbox: Expert Business Predictions For 2013

Richard Cobbett peers into a Poundland crystal ball.

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FeatureThe final hours of City of Heroes

Heroes holding out 'til the end of the night.

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PlanetSide 2 review

Auraxis to grind.

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FeatureSaturday Soapbox: Guilt By Association

Putting the "You" into "You Bastard".

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

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

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FeatureA Week of Tera

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

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FeatureRetrospective: Wasteland

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

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FeatureMs. Effect: The Rise of FemShep

Profiling sci-fi's greatest accidental heroine.

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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.

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FeatureSaturday Soapbox: What's In A Box?

When games were more than a download.

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FeatureSkyrim: The Creation Kit Experience

Writing a brand new Elder Scroll.

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FeatureMass Effect: The Stories So Far

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

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FeatureFear of Failure

Partying like it's 1999.