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Sam Gowing

Staff Writer

I didn't play a videogame that wasn't Snake II or Pokemon Red until I was about 12. Since then I've been trying to make up for lost time, loving anything with a sprawling single-player campaign. And also lots of Halo.

Articles by Sam Gowing

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Bleeding Edge Review

Review

If you’ve ever wished to combine the brutal glee of David Fincher’s Fight Club with the mutant powers of the X-Men, Bleeding Edge is probably for you.

Published: Wed, 04/01/2020 - 13:00
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Yes, Your Grace Review

Review

Contemporary media tends to romanticize the medieval era.

Published: Fri, 03/06/2020 - 13:00
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Bleeding Edge Glistens, But Still Needs Sharpening

Preview

Bleeding Edge launched its first open beta last weekend, giving us our first taste of Ninja Theory’s third-person arena brawler.

Published: Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:00
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Granblue Fantasy: Versus Packs a Punch

Preview

Granblue Fantasy might seem like your usual JRPG affair: a young and resilient hero meets a timid yet mystical princess as she flees from the totalitarian empire.

Published: Thu, 02/13/2020 - 11:30
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Skellboy Review

Review

Skellboy is a classic save-the-kingdom adventure tale with an unlikely hero. He's the sole member of an undead horde that refuses to do its master’s bidding.

Published: Sun, 02/09/2020 - 13:00
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Journey to the Savage Planet Video Review

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You’ve heard the premise of Journey to the Savage Planet before: humanity travels to the far reaches of space to discover weird and wonderful things.

Published: Thu, 01/30/2020 - 10:00
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Journey to the Savage Planet Review

Review

You’ve heard the premise of Journey to the Savage Planet before: humanity travels to the far reaches of space to discover weird and wonderful things.

Published: Mon, 01/27/2020 - 09:00
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Conan Chop Chop Video Preview

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We got to play the first two chapters of Conan Chop Chop - a markedly less barbaric take on Conan the Barbarian.

Published: Mon, 01/20/2020 - 12:00
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Conan Chop Chop is a cut above your average dungeon crawler

Preview

There’s a recurring theme running through games featuring Conan the Barbarian. Almost every one adopts the gory and gruesome style of Robert E.

Published: Mon, 01/20/2020 - 12:00
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Shovel Knight: King of Cards Video Review

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Shovel Knight: King of Cards Video Review

Shovel Knight: King of Cards is the third expansion to the original Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope story.

Published: Sun, 12/22/2019 - 10:30
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Shovel Knight: King of Cards Review

Review

Shovel Knight has been praised for its ability to recapture fond memories of retro gaming.

Published: Sun, 12/22/2019 - 10:30
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Rune II Review

Review

No reviewer should approach a game with preconceptions.

Published: Fri, 12/13/2019 - 11:00