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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.

Feature | Star Wars: A new hope for The Old Republic

Do or do not, there is reason to try.

Feature | A brief history of Fallout

War. War changes quite a lot.

Feature | The sickening side of the Steam summer sale

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

Feature | Ending the Minecraft fantasy

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

Feature | Down the replay rabbit hole

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

Feature | Hearthstone: Blizzard's secret weapon

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

Feature | Why 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?

Feature | Blizzard 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.

Feature | Rebuilding Rapture

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

Feature | Eve Online: Into the second decade

The future of the future, today.

Feature | Shining a light on CCP's World of Darkness

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

Feature | Saturday Soapbox: The high cost of high standards

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

Feature | Questing for freedom in The Elder Scrolls Online

A prisoner of tradition, a victim of heritage.

Feature | Saturday Soapbox: Expert Business Predictions For 2013

Richard Cobbett peers into a Poundland crystal ball.

Feature | The final hours of City of Heroes

Heroes holding out 'til the end of the night.

Feature | Saturday Soapbox: Guilt By Association

Putting the "You" into "You Bastard".

Feature | Mass Effect 3: The Extended Cut: A Happy Ending?

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

Feature | A Week of Tera

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

Feature | Retrospective: Wasteland

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

Feature | Ms. Effect: The Rise of FemShep

Profiling sci-fi's greatest accidental heroine.

Feature | Warhammer: 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.

Feature | Saturday Soapbox: What's In A Box?

When games were more than a download.

Feature | Skyrim: The Creation Kit Experience

Writing a brand new Elder Scroll.

Feature | Mass Effect: The Stories So Far

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

Feature | Fear of Failure

Partying like it's 1999.