Will ‘Velvet Owl’ Porter is a roaming freelance writer who most recently worked with The Creative Assembly on Alien: Isolation. You can find out how cold/hungry he is by following @Batsphinx on Twitter.
From the archive: Long before Left 4 Dead, the Valve pair were making a very different zombie game.
It's a fair cop.
We liked them apples.
The life and times of professional YouTube malcontent John Bain.
Keep the red flag flying.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
The sky is falling. The sky is falling.
How a regular northern teen became a YouTube gaming sensation.
All your bases.
Is the long-awaited Half-Life mod a remasterpiece?
Get thee to a (sexy) nunnery?
The Carmageddon story: from controversy to Kickstarter, via Portia the Pig.
From a NY noir to the liver of a French goose.
Through the Looking Glass.
Big game hunter.
Things'll be great when you're down town…
Does Far Cry's multiplayer sink or swim?
Firaxis' expansion reintroduces some of the series' complexity.
A new spin on Auraxis.
BioWare sets the galaxy on fire.
Starbreeze's game concerns and delights in equal measure.
Let the bodies hit the floor. (Sometimes the ceiling).
New maps begin to drop. Do they justify the Premium?