Richard Donaldson

Richard is a super stuffy academic video game critic shoved inside a 19 year old kid who really likes large explosions, and tries to blend those two things into something that tricks people into thinking he's smart. He likes walking simulators, AAA blockbusters, and, sometimes, things other than video games. Rarely.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Review | Many Happy Returns

Welcome to the family, and welcome back to survival horror, Resident Evil. We’ve missed you.

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Resident Evil 7 Welcomes You Home in New Trailer

Stripped down to the absolute essentials, the newest trailer for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard aims for slow-burn creep out rather than all-out horror.

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Richard’s Top 5 Games of 2016

I’m fine with confining 2016 to the ash heap of history, saving only the things worth carrying on – each other, and the things we love. In that spirit, and in fairness to the remarkably wonderful year video games had, here are my picks for game of the year in 2016.

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Osiris: New Dawn Is A Survival Game Made By People Who Don’t Like Survival Games | PAX West 2016

Brian McRae, the creative lead of the three person team behind Fenix Fire’s Osiris: New Dawn, said the most fascinating thing I heard from a …

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ReCore Could Be The Sleeper Hit The Xbox One Needs | PAX West 2016

Over the course of PAX West 2016, word of mouth may have given no bigger boost to a game on the show floor than Microsoft, …

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New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer Beats the Drums of War

Rebels of all stripes gather in the shadow of the Empire in the newest trailer for Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode One Review | Reason to Believe

Bolstered by a supped up engine, Batman: The Telltale Series’ first episode, “Realm of Shadows,” is their strongest opening episode in years, and the most engaging take on the Caped Crusader in recent superhero adaptation history.

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Crash Bandicoot Remasters Coming to PS4 | E3 2016

Among the multiple AAA trailers and gameplay demos shown at the Sony E3 conference this year, one announcement sneaked in from the past to stand …

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Halo Wars 2 Has Two Trailers, a Beta, and a Bigger Army Than You Do | E3 2016

Total War developer Creative Assembly and 343 Industries came out big in support of Halo Wars 2, bringing not one but two trailers, a beta …

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EA Gives First Look at Future Star Wars Games | E3 2016

Rather than show off extensive trailers for new titles, EA opted to show off  a behind the scenes trailer that offered the first brief glimpses …

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Fallout 4: Far Harbor Review | Spirit in the Night

After the middling Automatron and Wasteland Workshop, Bethesda Game Studios’ Fallout 4: Far Harbor is a triumphant return to form from the creators of great …

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DICE’s Battlefield 1: World War I Setting, Release Date Confirmed

After several months of swirling rumors about DICE’s next entry into their Battlefield series, the presumed Battlefield 5, leaked marketing materials have undercut the game’s …

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Quantum Break Review | The Time That Never Was

Remedy occasionally gets snagged on their own ambition, but Quantum Break is a high-caliber experience of action and storytelling.

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