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Dave Snell

Full time international consulting analyst, part time gamer, bit-time bass player, hardly-any-time journalist, I write for a few different publications and sites, but know my heart will always belong to YARS.

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Metal Gear Solid 4: A retrospective look Review (ARTICLES) - default

Metal Gear Solid 4: A retrospective look Review (ARTICLES)

Metal Gear Solid 4: A retrospective look The Metal Gear Solid series has always been considered a highbrow pleasure: many point to its weaving plotlines, and deep stealth play as proof that not all console games are aimed at the FPS/platform demographics. However, there is a quiet but large undercurrent of players who never “got” …

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Ten reasons you shouldn't become a fanboy (or girl) Review (ARTICLES) - default

Ten reasons you shouldn’t become a fanboy (or girl) Review (ARTICLES)

Or, how to be more socially accepted in gaming Fanboy-ism is a curious thing: despite a general consensus that it is only a small section of the gaming community, most gamers cannot help but get involved. Buying a specific product engenders a certain amount of affiliation, and most of us feel the need to justify …

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review (PS3, PSN) - 930 lc3

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review (PS3, PSN)

A new Lara, nothing like the old Lara…. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a new direction for one of gaming’s biggest icons. Leaving behind the full 3D of previous titles, GOL instead utilises an isometric view and a lower budget to try out a fresh approach to a series which has arguably …

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