Pete Davison

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How is Next Car Game Shaping Up?

Bugbear's Early Access crash-and-smash driving game has had a few updates since we last saw it. Pete dives back in for another look.

JPgamer: Why I Love Japanese Games

Pete's last installment of our regular Japanese games column takes a summative look at the reasons he habitually looks East for his interactive entertainment these days.

Final Fantasy XIV: Defenders of Eorzea - Conflict in the Realm

Final Fantasy XIV's third major content patch is coming early next month. Pete takes a peek at what Eorzea's adventurers can expect.

How is Next Car Game Shaping Up?

Bugbear's Early Access crash-and-smash driving game has had a few updates since we last saw it. Pete dives back in for another look.

JPgamer: Why I Love Japanese Games

Pete's last installment of our regular Japanese games column takes a summative look at the reasons he habitually looks East for his interactive entertainment these days.

Final Fantasy XIV: Defenders of Eorzea - Conflict in the Realm

Final Fantasy XIV's third major content patch is coming early next month. Pete takes a peek at what Eorzea's adventurers can expect.

Atelier Rorona Plus PS3 Review: A Good Game Becomes a Great Game

2010's Atelier Rorona gets an overhaul with an all-new Plus version. Cheap cash-in or an opportunity to fix the issues of the original? Pete takes an in-depth look.

JPgamer: On True Endings

Do you start lots of games and never finish them? Or do you see everything they have to offer before you move on? Guess which camp narrative junkie Pete falls into.

Murdered: Soul Suspect, and How Fun Doesn't Need a Fire Button

Murdered: Soul Suspect shows how you can make an intriguing, enjoyable game without arming your protagonist to the teeth.

Hyperdimension Neptunia Producing Perfection Vita Review: Pocket Goddesses

The gang of console personifications aims to dominate Gamindustri in a whole new way.

E3 2014: Ask and You Shall Receive... Eventually: Final Fantasy Type-0 Coming West

Long after many RPG fans gave it up for dead, it seems that Final Fantasy Type-0 is finally coming West -- in considerably enhanced form.

Nier: Underappreciated Classic of the Outgoing Generation

On the eve of E3 2014, the first in which we're well and truly "next-gen," Pete looks back on an underappreciated gem from Gen7 and ponders whether we'll ever see its like again.

Savoring the Realm: Sightseeing in Eorzea

Final Fantasy XIV's latest patch introduces the Sightseeing Log, an interesting means of celebrating the game's worldbuilding.

Astebreed PC Review: Stunning Shmup Action

Edelweiss' latest title for PC is an impressively cinematic shoot 'em up that offers a considerable amount of depth beneath the eye candy.

JPgamer: Producing Perfection

The latest in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series sees the goddesses trading their swords for microphones. Does it really produce perfection?

Armored Hunter Gunhound EX PC Review: Robots Like They Used to Make

Hungry to stomp about in a big robot and blow stuff up? This enhanced PSP port has got you covered if Titanfall didn't quite fit the bill.

The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Local Multiplayer

For a while, it looked like online gaming had completely killed off the joy of having people over for a friendly game or two. But, it seems, couch gaming is back in a big way.

JPgamer: The Art of Penmanship

Is the perception that video games -- particularly those of Japanese origin -- have "bad writing" a particularly helpful or fair criticism? Pete ponders the matter, and manages to get a mention of Squid Girl in there in the process.

Kero Blaster PC Review: This Ain't Cave Story 2

Daisuke Amaya's newest retro-themed game is a very different beast to its predecessor. But is it any good?

EverQuest Landmark Quietly Launches on Steam, Introduces Caves

The promising-looking sort-of-prequel to EverQuest Next is going deeper underground.

Heavy Bullets is Another Attempt to Mash Up the Roguelike and FPS Genres

Independent developers' love of the roguelike genre continues with a new psychedelic shooter for PC.

Path of Exile Raises $20,000 for Child's Play

The free-to-play Diablolike's first "charity race event" has so far raised an impressive amount, with more to come.

How Road Redemption is Reviving a Lost Genre

Eurogamer's Martin Robinson is on the road again.

Philips Files Suit Against Nintendo for Patent Infringement

The company is seeking to get the Wii and Wii U removed from sale.

Steam Runs the Risk of Becoming the New App Store

How Valve's PC gaming platform is developing something of a curation problem.

3D Realms and Interceptor's New Game is Nothing to Do with Duke Nukem, Honest

Enter "Bombshell," an original IP that absolutely isn't a reskin of the teams' planned Duke Nukem action RPG.

JPgamer: Do Not Pursue Lu Bu

Omega Force and Koei's tactical action hack-and-slash series Dynasty Warriors has hit Steam in the form of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition. Pete, a lapsed Dynasty Warriors addict from the PS2 era, checks it out.

Nintendo Planning New Hardware; Won't Launch Until Current Customers are "Satisfied"

Speaking to investors, Satoru Iwata explains Nintendo's vision for the near future.

Wildstar Devs Talk Raids

Like any good MMO, Wildstar will feature raids. How will they differ from those seen in rival titles?

Innovative 7DFPS Title SuperHot Launches Kickstarter Campaign

One of the most interesting titles from last year's 7 Day FPS game jam is being developed into a full game.

Better Without Kinect

Eurogamer's Tom Bramwell explores how Microsoft is making the best of a bad situation and expects us to smile.

How is Assault Android Cactus Shaping Up?

Witch Beam's promising twin-stick shooter missed its originally anticipated release date, but it's coming together nicely. We take a look at the latest build and attempt to get to grips with Aubergine.

Nintendo Releasing Free StreetPass-Based Pokémon Title

Only confirmed for Japan so far, The Band of Thieves & 1000 Pokémon encourages you to take your 3DS out and about.

Six New Japanese "Import" Games Coming to North American PSN

Sony's confirmed that six new formerly Japan-only titles are coming West to the PS3's PlayStation Store.

Watch Dogs Follows the Proud Ubisoft Tradition of Too Many Special Editions

"You'd like a copy of Watch Dogs? Of course. Will that be Standard, Special, Vigilante, Limited, Dedsec or...?"

Korea's Fighting Passion

Eurogamer's Tom Massey explores the rise and rise of Korea's fighting game community CafeId.

Croixleur Sigma PC Review: Hack, Slash, Dash

Nyu Media's latest localized doujin title is a joyful hack-and-slash affair. But is there any meat on the bones?

Square Enix Teases "Large-Scale Online Titles" in the Coming Year

After a more comfortable financial report than recent years, Square Enix is looking to the future.

Titanfall's Xbox 360 DLC Will Not Arrive at the Same Time as Xbox One and PC DLC

It is being worked on, though; just expect it a little later.

Bungie Works with Fans to Save Halo Multiplayer

The shutdown of GameSpy's servers has affected a lot of PC titles, but passionate players and developers are finding a way to save their favorite games.

Local Multiplayer is Gaming's Holy Grail

And, until recently, argues Eurogamer's Jeffrey Matulef, the industry had completely forgotten about it.

BOARDgamer: The Perfect Party Games

In this installment of our board gaming column, we take a look at three games that are super-simple to learn, heavy on the interaction and ideal for social gatherings.

Latest Humble Weekly Bundle Brings 9 Retro PC Classics Together

Three Wizardries, four classic adventures and System Shock 2. And, uh, Shadow Man.

Battlefield 4 Launches "Community Test Environment"

The latest in a long line of attempts to battle the bugs and issues that still plague DICE's shooter.

PS4 and Xbox One Versions of Minecraft Will Still Have Limited World Sizes

Bigger than their 360 and PS3 counterparts, but not as big as the PC version offers.

Sony Makes a U-Turn on DriveClub's PlayStation Plus Version

After widespread criticism, Sony has removed the most controversial aspect of DriveClub's special PlayStation Plus edition.

How Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive Mixes Gunplay with Rail-Grinds

Eurogamer contributor Stace Harman discovers why the Xbox One exclusive is more Jet Set Radio than Gears of War.

The 7th Guest Launches New Crowdfunding Drive

We could see TV and film adaptations of the CD-ROM classic, too.

Monster Hunter 4 Leads a Good Year for Capcom

A game that hasn't come out in the West yet is now Capcom's sixth best-selling game.

DriveClub's PS+ Edition Lets You Unlock Everything for a One-Off Fee, But...

There's a bit of a catch in there. Can you guess what it is?

EVE Monument Defaced; Culprits Banned from the Game

A monument celebrating the dedication of EVE Online's players was defaced shortly after being unveiled, but the culprits have been caught.

Meet the Man Who Made 12 Games in 12 Weeks

And he wants you to get in on the fun, too. Eurogamer's Chris Donlan investigates.

JPgamer: The Fine Art of the Earworm

One of the most readily apparent ways in which Western and Eastern games differ is the matter of musical soundtracks. We take a look at how they differ, and some favorite examples of music from Japanese games.

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