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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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Assassin´s Creed 2 DRM failure (PC)

This weekend, that which was prophesised came to pass: Ubisoft´s PC authentication server for Assassin´s Creed 2 crashed, preventing anyone from actually playing the game. Ubisoft´s latest DRM measures for combating piracy involve a permanent link to their authentication servers, meaning the game would be unplayable without a constant internet connection. Unsurprisingly, this lead to …

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Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time Review (PS3)

A great ending to a fantastic trilogy. Ratchet and Clank hold a special place in our household: the combination of great characters, fantastic writing, clever puzzles and top-notch platforming make the series the only games ever made that my casual gaming wife and I both play. The tales of a lone Lombax (a large eared, …

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Assassin’s Creed 2 Review (PS3)

Potential game of the year What happens when game companies listen to their supporters? Something as solid as Assassin’s Creed 2, that’s what. Despite being a great game, the original Assassin’s Creed was heavily criticised for becoming bogged down in repetition far too quickly, and a fantastic premise eventually became something of a grind fest. …

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