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As an 80s kid I was obsessed with gaming. But university, stress and life relegated my hobby to the backseat. After years in the wilderness, I'm back into video games. I don't just want to play games that remind of a happy youth though. I'm just as excited about games that take things forward, experiences that re-ignite that curiosity and fascination I had years ago.

Here the games I've reviewed as I've been getting back into gaming. Read more about me.

Dark Souls asks if you are hardcore, then sets about proving you wrong. Returning to games after so long away, it was refreshing to be reminded days when hardcore was a label you had to earn... read now

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Metal Gear Solid was a breakthrough game on the PlayStation one, but without any significant updating it suffers badly on the PSP. It's still a great game, but one for those who remember playing it first time around on the original PlayStation hardware... read now

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Special is an overused word, but for me Portal was the special experience that ignited my return to gaming, and one I couldn't be more thrilled to share. .. read now

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Tiger Woods 11 PS3 may be a realistic golf simulation, but when it comes to fun this returning gamer still has a soft spot for Mario Golf on the Gameboy... read now

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Tron: Evolution PS3 extends rather than complements the film, which itself looks to adjunct the original. Somehow though this works so much better than the derrivative film tie-ins I remember from before I returned to gaming... read now

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Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess is an incredibly charming game with an equally charismatic lead protagonist, The Duke -- who is economically and effectively controlled with just the D-pad and X. .. read now

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3D Space Tank provides the nostalgic buzz that retro games often fail to deliver, while at the same time creating a genuinely large-scale adventure on a small console... read now

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Crysis 2 is has its flaws, but it also has its strengths. Beyond this mix of fortunes though, I just can't get comfortable spending my leisure time in such a real world setting - war-torn New York. .. read now

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Dragon Age II has deep, character-driven subplots but to find them you have to deal with a tedious, repetitive world. I'm too old now for games to feel like this much work... read now

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When Beyond Good and Evil was first released, I was too busy drinking vodka and watching Cheers in Norwegian to notice. Ah, university. .. read now

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