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This is where you’ll find all our written features such as opinions pieces and reviews

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eSports in Gaming

  This article was originally written by Scott Eunson, although some will know him by his more commonly used moniker of Darth Cuddles and was initially published as a post within the Character Select Forum. […]

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Top 100 lists (of the year)

It’s that time of the year once again. Sleigh bells, carols, cheer and festive spirit are forced to share the limelight with all manner of reflections on the past 12 months and what they have […]

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Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Coming off the heels of 2009’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, developer Naughty Dog’s latest entry in the franchise, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, has some pretty big shoes to fill. Having garnered multiple awards for Game […]

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Slow and steady wins the day

How do you play games? It’s an interesting question, isn’t it? The most facetious of answers I can think of is “With a controller, idiot!”. Moving swiftly along, let us also side-step any discussions about […]

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Storytelling in Games

A while ago I went to a video game focused panel called “Player vs. Character” which was held at BAFTA. The panel was hosted by Andrew Walsh, whose writing credits include Prince of Persia (2008) […]

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How the East was won

“Oh, Japan!” is a phrase that I hear far too often around the gaming industry, but it’s also one that I can sympathise with entirely. It wasn’t terribly long ago that Japanese game development and […]

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Resistance 3

Post-apocalypse. It’s an all-too-common setting we’ve seen in the last few years throughout all forms of entertainment. From novels like The Road, movies such as The Book of Eli and games like Fallout 3, artists […]

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Pointillism

I often see and hear variations of the phrase “I’m not paying 1200 Microsoft points”, ever since that £10/$15 price point began to become commonplace on Xbox Live Arcade in 2008. (There were instances of […]

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Welcome to Cane and Rinse

Partnering with Jay Taylor (previously my colleague and producer at GamerDork) and Tony Atkins (formerly of The Digital Cowboys) to set up a new blog and podcast, I wanted to pursue the very clear vision […]