Edwin Evans-Thirlwell

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What Can Virtual Reality Gaming Learn From the Death of Kinect?

Microsoft's downfallen motion-sensitive device and Oculus Rift have more in common than you may think.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
1.12.16
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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
9.6.15
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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. We check out 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 <i>Battlefront</i> has the look and feel of the movies nailed, 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

Months on, 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?

A look at the popularity of post-apocalyptic games, with help from the creators of two fascinating new indie titles.
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 an absolute sack of crap, but this <i>Star Wars</i> spin-off forged a forever friendship.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
3.25.15
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