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Robert Purchese

Senior Staff Writer

Bertie is senior staff writer and Eurogamer's Poland-and-dragons correspondent. He's part of the furniture here, a friendly chair, and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better.

VideoWatch: building sky-ships in Worlds Adrift to fly into the unknown together

No Man's Sky meets Minecraft meets Sea of Thieves.

VideoWatch 30 minutes of the brand new Kingdom Come: Deliverance beta

Now with added storyline, cut-scenes, new area, large battle, more weapons...

VideoWatch us live-drive the zombie hills of Dying Light: The Following

Ian and Bertie go for a bloody spin at 3.30pm GMT.

VideoWatch 30 minutes of the Torment: Tides of Numenera beta

While chatting with creative lead Colin McComb.

VideoSony presents PlayStation VR - and the rest of Friday's EGX sessions

Featuring Homefront: The Revolution, Elite: Dangerous and Total War.

VideoVideo: Hellblade has noble ambitions but it also has us worried

UPDATE: Ninja Theory tweets that it has "started Hellblade production afresh".

VideoVideo: Xbox 360 Gears of War vs. Xbox One Ultimate Edition

That frame-rate makes a heck of a difference.

VideoArcadia Baes: A Life is Strange spoilercast

Eurogamer's Aoife Wilson, Tom Phillips and Christian Donlan discuss a series they're increasingly besotted with. Are you?

VideoVideo: Playing Black Mesa, the Half-Life for today

The community remake that became a Valve-sanctioned full release.

VideoVideo: Watch 40 mins of Final Fantasy 15 on PS4

See combat, hippy dinosaurs and a boy band.

VideoVideo: Magicka 2's wizarding is just as good on a PS4 pad

Bold new instalment coming to PC and console first-half 2015.

VideoThe Tom Bramwell Testimonial Podcast

After 15 years at Eurogamer, editor-in-chief Tom Bramwell is leaving. New editor Oli Welsh and former deputy editor Ellie Gibson join him for a fond farewell.

VideoVideo: Let's Play Kingdom Come: Deliverance

That next-gen medieval RPG with no fantasy.

VideoVideo: The journey of a cosplayer, part three

It's EGX London and the end of the line.

VideoVideo: The journey of a cosplayer, part two

Severed limbs in special effects house Artem.

VideoVideo: Shaking it off with Taylor Swift at EGX 2014

The haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.

VideoVideo: Let's Run like idiots in Accelerunner

Fist of Awesome guys' silly sports day simulator.

VideoVideo: Playing a new boss battle in Lords of the Fallen

UPDATE: Will be 1080p on PS4 and 900p on Xbox One

VideoVideo: The journey of a cosplayer

Meet Laura Sindall as she prepares for EGX London.

VideoVideo: Divinity Original Sin live stream

UPDATE: Hour-long recording now available.

VideoVideo: 11 minutes of exclusive Kingdom Under Fire 2 gameplay

What is this PC and PS4 MMO and why should you care?

VideoVideo: Playing spaghetti westerns with Secret Ponchos

UPDATE: PS4 release pushed to autumn but free for PS Plus subs.

VideoThe E3 2014 Podcast

Which were the best games? Who got it right? Eurogamer writers assemble.

VideoS2E12: Dungeons & Dragons is fun, so is Destiny

A team of Eurogamer writers tackle another trio of video gaming topics.

VideoS2E11: Prison Games, Dwarf Fortress and the problem with Shenmue 3

A team of writers from Eurogamer.net and GamesIndustry International assemble to talk games.

VideoS2E10: GDC, Dark Souls 2 and revitalising genres

Eurogamer.net writers talk about what's going on in the video game world.

VideoS2E9: That Xbox One price-cut, whether the South Park game is any good, and thanks where thanks are due

Writers from Eurogamer.net assemble for another topical chat about video games.

VideoS2E8: Titanfall is great, DLC can be great and indefensible arguments

Eurogamer writers assemble to tackle another trio of topics.

VideoS2E7: Oh no Nintendo, happy Hearthstone and Dreamcast Vita

Episode Seven! Bertie and the Eurogamer.net writing team fill another hour with video game chatter.

VideoS2E6: Showing off, crazy inventions and divas

What do you play when you want to impress a bystander with your gaming prowess?

VideoS2E5: Happy New Year!

The Eurogamer writers are back, with the games they played at Christmas, what's coming up in January, and what they're most excited about in 2014. Oh, and New Year gaming resolutions, too.

Video15 seconds of Kingdom Come: Deliverance gameplay

The ambitious 'realistic medieval RPG' in development at Czech studio Warhorse.

VideoVideo: Let's Play the Wasteland 2 beta

Bertie sees the Ranger treats on offer.

VideoS2E4: Undercover Bertie

How did the PS4 and Xbox One launches go? Also, trade-ins and the real next-gen.

VideoS2E3: Games of the generation

An update on our PS4 and Xbox One coverage, a discussion about our games of this generation and our hopes and fears for the next.

VideoThe Eurogamer.net Podcast: Series 2 Episode 2

On this week's show: Batman: Arkham Origins, Assassin's Creed 4, Christian Donlan's crazy idea for a game and Tom Bramwell's crazy calendar idea. Also, Tom Phillips.

VideoEurogamer Podcast: KOTOR2 post-mortem special

Members of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 development team from Obsidian, and members of The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod team, join Bertie for a very special look back at the brilliant but flawed sequel to BioWare's famous RPG.

VideoEurogamer.net Podcast: E3 2013  Special

The press conferences are over and the gloves are off. Who won, who lost, who cares? The Eurogamer team rake through the goings-on.

VideoEurogamer Podcast: Xbox One Special

This time with two audio channels. Amazing. Almost as amazing as Microsoft's Xbox One reveal.

VideoEurogamer.net Podcast: PlayStation 4 Special

Sony has announced PS4 so Bertie, Ellie, Oli and Martin announce their opinions of it.

VideoThe Witcher 2 debut trailer on Mac

On three platforms now!

VideoExecute botting characters in RuneScape

Botany Bay give you the power.

VideoHalo 4 Covenant weapons

Alien technology.

VideoNew Injustice Gods Among Us trailer

From Tokyo via The Daily Planet.

VideoNew iOS game Rayman Jungle Run

First mobile-purpose built Rayman game.

VideoXCOM: Enemy Unkown Casualties of War trailer

Sounds like it's going to be quite hard.

VideoA lovely look behind the Halo 4 curtain

Master of many, many arts.

VideoDebut Tearaway trailer from Gamescom

Media Molecule's new Vita game.

VideoRayman Legends Gamescom trailer

Ubisoft's scrumptious Wii U offering.

VideoFar Cry 3 Gamescom trailer

Probably wouldn't go here on holiday.

VideoCommand & Conquer Gamescom announcement

What Generals 2 has become.

VideoKing's Bounty: Warriors of the North reveal trailer

Turn-based strategical fantasy battles!

VideoUnfinished Swan Gamescom trailer

You art to watch this.

VideoKillzone Mercenary announcement trailer

Part of Sony's big Vita push.

VideoA fresh look at Star Wars 1313

Yes, yes, but is it a next-gen game or not?

VideoUntil Dawn Gamescom announcement trailer

Adult horror for PlayStation Move.

VideoArmy of Two: The Devil's Cartel Gamescom trailer

The first look at Visceral's effort.

VideoCrysis 3 Hunter multiplayer mode revealed

Not revolutionary, but refreshing nonetheless.

VideoDead Space 3 Gamescom trailer

Arriving 8th February.

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