Edwin Evans-Thirlwell

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Forget Fallout and Metal Gear, ‘Bloodborne’ Is My Open-World Game of 2015

FromSoftware's PS4 doozie is that rare open-world release that puts all of its space to cunning use.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
12.4.15
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‘Minecraft: Story Mode’ Celebrates Gamer Creativity, but Telltale's Charm Is Fading

The creators of "The Walking Dead" pay homage to Mojang's game with an utterly unadventurous adventure.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
10.13.15
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Hands-On with ‘Halo 5: Guardians’: A Campaign to Put ‘Destiny’ to Shame

Two's company, four's a Game of the Year candidate? Thoughts on 'Halo 5''s ensemble campaign and cracking Spartan Abilities.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
9.23.15
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I Want to Be a Dog in ‘Fallout 4’, and Other (Side) Stories

We don't need another hero—we need protagonists who can explore gaming's increasingly sophisticated worlds in more nuanced ways.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
9.7.15
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I’ll Never Love (or Hate) a Console Like I Loved (and Hated) the PSP

Seventy million sales can't change the fact that Sony's first handheld PlayStation was a bit of a stinker.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
7.23.15
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Dear Xbox One Doubters: Don’t Underestimate ‘Gears of War’

I'm glad that Epic's old franchise is making the generation jump, Gnashers, Lancers, and all.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
6.17.15
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Asking for It: Our First Look at ‘Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’

Adam Jensen is back in the first Deus Ex game for Xbox One and PS4.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
6.16.15
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Why EA’s ‘Star Wars’ Games Need to Betray the Fans

DICE's impressive new "Battlefront" has the look and feel of the movies down cold, but isn't it time Lucasfilm let game developers do more ambitious things with the universe?
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
5.19.15
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The ‘Destiny’ Sequel Needs to Actually Reward Our Curiosity

Bungie's shooter continues to be a game of incredible unfulfilled potential. Will the unannounced but inevitable sequel deliver?
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
5.7.15
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Why Do Video Games Love Killing the Planet?

Post-apocalyptic games are more popular than ever, so we asked the creators of two fascinating new indie titles why that could be.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
4.9.15
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‘Jedi Power Battles’ Is the Game That Made Me Somebody’s Best Friend

It's not the greatest game ever made, but this Star Wars spin-off forged a forever friendship.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
3.25.15
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Xbox One’s Indie Strategy Isn’t Working Just Yet

The wonderful 'Ori and the Blind Forest' reveals a publisher playing it safe while pretending otherwise.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
3.11.15
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