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Kieron Gillen


Kieron is one of the founders of the lovely Rock, Paper, Shotgun and nowadays writes comics for Marvel starring characters that even his mum has heard of.

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FeatureGames of 2011: Saints Row: The Third

It Saint where you're from, it's where you're at.

Darkfall Online

We can't be friends, we can't be enemies.

FeatureShow Your Working

Introversion is outing everything about Darwinia+. Emails, design docs, the lot. Chris Delay explains.

The Sims 3

Modern life isn't rubbish.

Spore Galactic Adventures

Plus Spore Hero. Efficient!

FeatureDragon Age: Origins

Wyrming out the facts from designer Mike Laidlaw.

FeatureDante's Inferno

Oh no he Dante!

Drakensang: The Dark Eye

I love a party with a happy atmosphere +4.

The Path

As far off the beaten one as you can imagine.

Ninja Blade

The panto Ninja Gaiden.

FeatureGI Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Lights, Camera, Action Man.

Project: Aftermath

Aftermath you can count better.

The Sims 3

Acting on Simpulse.

Empire: Total War

When life gives you cannons, make Cannonade.

Halo Wars

Warthogs and all.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

There's nothing to fear.

Plain Sight

We visit Beatnik to kill ourselves.

Biology Battle

Must... have... child... before... 35.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

First impressions of the 41st millennium beta.

Weapon of Choice

The right to choose. Guns.

AC/DC Live: Rock Band

Schoolboy error.

Grand Theft Auto IV

It's finally PC. But not very PC, natch.

Left 4 Dead

It's braining men.

Call of Duty: World at War

Competitive co-op.

The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

More bewitching than ever.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

Restraining orders.

Spore Creature Creator

Ironically, not evolutionary: revolutionary.

FeatureNVIDIA, CUDA and PhysX

Music is my hot PhysX.

Mass Effect

Pause for effect.

FeaturePete Hines on Fallout 3

Exploring Pete Hines' expanded conversation options.

FeatureFallout 3

Out, believe it or not, in the fall.

RedLynx Trials 2: Second Edition

Trials trial version also available!

Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath

The Scrin-er takes it all.

Sins of a Solar Empire

Why not be a dirty sinner?

World of Goo

IGF 2008 Finalists: Exclusive pre-goo.

Empire of Sports

A new kind of MMO racquet?

Armageddon Empires

Mad Hex: Return to Thunderroll.

FeatureWarren Spector

On Disney and Deus Ex 3.

FeatureBioShock: A Defence

Would you kindly quit your whining?

Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer

Fantasy Adventure: Noun of the Noun.

Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms

Coming to America. And Lithuania.


Be Beowulf.

Medieval II: Total War - Kingdoms

Conquistadors: The old astronauts.

UFO: Extraterrestrials



Gangs of New Orcs.


The Dark Future of Cross-format shooting?

FeatureNeverwinter Nights 2: Mask Of The Betrayer

Feargus Urquhart slips the Mask of secrecy.


Chris Delay gets over his introversion and talks.

FeatureSpeedball 2

Mike Montgomery speaks about the beautiful game (in the future).

FeatureSpeedball 2

Ice cream, I scream.

War Rock

In other news, War Paper and War Scissors announced.

Earth Defence Force 2017

A 3D Ant Attack for the noughties.

Heroes of Might & Magic V: Hammers of Fate

It's Christmas time. But should you get hammered?

FeatureNeverwinter Nights 2 toolset

Bad workmen blame their tools. And not reading the manual.

Neverwinter Nights 2

Winter: it'll all be over by Christmas [spring, surely - Ed].

Dark Messiah of Might & Magic

Just might or all magic?


Do you want to play a game?

Company of Heroes

In the Company of Ico, Deus Ex...

Call of Juarez

The Call of the Wild West.

FeatureThe State of Independence #5

The Indie scene, from life in Slough to death by skin-shedding.

Faces of War

Face front, Soldier. You're going off to war. Again.

Dark Messiah of Might & Magic

Might have something for you to download. It's Magic.

Sid Meier's Civilization IV Warlords

Want to play? Join the build queue.

Darkstar One

Like Singstar, but space-sim tradier.

Rome: Total War - Alexander

Gordian knot? Gordian, yes.

Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends

Put your feet up and play.

City of Heroes / Villains - Issue 7

The eternal fight against crime gets more eternal.

Guild Wars: Factions

Lights! Camera! Faction!

Rise & Fall: Civilizations At War

Ziggy played guitar. Also, RTS.

FeatureNeverwinter Nights 2

Part 2: More time talking to the Obsid-don.

FeatureNeverwinter Nights 2

Part 1: We make a Date With the Night.

The War on Terror

The war on the War on Terror.

Act of War: High Treason

High spirits on the high sea, but feeling rum.

Buzz! The Big Quiz

Come on down! And the mark too!

Empire Earth 2: The Art of Supremacy

Less Art of War, more Art of More.

Tycoon City: New York

I want to make a part of it!


It's the end of the world as we know it. It feels fine.

Tycoon City: New York

More glamorous (with less plush fittings) than Carpet City: York.

Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends

Put your feet up. You know, rise of leg... oh, fuggetit.

Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space

Our five-minute mission to explore strange new worlds.

FeatureState of Independence #4

A bluffer's guide to the indie-games awards.

Battlefield 2: Special Forces

Special? How special?

The Sims 2 Christmas

Christmas is coming and the accountants are getting fat.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!

The Really Wild, shown

The Movies

"I like to Movies, movies" - The Mad Stuntman, mishearing.

FeatureThe Blizzcon Report

Our cosplay outfit is "Journalist". We're such fakers.

City of Villains

Leave Bristol alone.

FeatureBlizzard on the future

Is a cold wind gonna come and blow us all away?

Starcraft: Ghost

Ectoplasma guns, presumably.

FeatureWorld of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

World of Warcraft gets Worldier.

Civilization 4

Be Civil. Itís the right thing to do.

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