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Daniel Griliopoulos
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In real life Toby’s a database guy. Tonight, he’s XCOM’s Chief Scientist and spending worryingly large amounts of our money. As Commander, I should be worried.
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Never had that feeling... but maybe I'm just too damn insensitive.
That feeling when you go onto Amazon.co.uk and they've got the list of suggestions for you and you think 'ooh, they know me so well' and then you look and you haven't signed in yet and you're just a GENERIC FUCKING CONSUMER
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Amidst the desolation of Mordor, Talion, wraith-ranger and hero of Shadow of Mordor, is torturing an Uruk captain. This captain, with the charming appellation of 'Ratbag', is staring horrified into Talion's ice-blue eyes (ice blue because he's mostly wraith at this point) whilst Talion decides what to do with him. Execute him? Too simple. Make him a spy? Too subtle. Sacrifice him? Frankly, I've no idea what that does. Assassinate his boss? Ah...
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New regular column about PC games over at CVG.
When I first started writing about PC games, back in 2002, it was quite normal to have a month where not one game came out. Or a month where you gave a magazine cover and a few thousand words to a game that stank so bad that it should have been buried at sea. During quiet January, reviews editors reeked of desperation.
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Ooh, New Statesman picked up my blog.
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There have always been survival games on PC. Think of 1983's Survival Island or 1985's Wilderness or 1994's Robinson's Requiem or its sequel Deus (retrospective over on PC Gamer here). Perhaps that's because the PC is the home of the kind of pensive planmongers who've honestly thought about how to survive a zombie apocalypse and want to test their plans...
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  • Freelance, 2002 - present
    I have written for many publications: Time Out, The Times, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, SFX, IGN, Edge, The Guinness World of Records, T3, Wired and many others. (Games & technology specific publications: 101 PC Games, Computer Upgrade, Computer Shopper, Continue, C&VG, Digital Home, Edge, Eurogamer, Game Boy Advanced, Gameland, Gamesmaster, Gamesindustry.biz, Games TM, Igromania, Kanobu, Laptop Magazine, Mac Format, Official Nintendo, Official Playstation 2, Official Playstation Magazine, Official Xbox Magazine, PC Answers, PC Format, PC Gamer, PC Games N, PC Plus, PC Zone, Play, PlaySF, Playstation World, Pocketgamer, RockPaperShotgun, SFX, Spong, Tablet PC, Techradar, The Official Microsoft Windows Vista Magazine, Videogamer, The Official Microsoft Windows XP Magazine.)
  • Bastion
    Public Relations, 2007 - 2011
  • Future Publishing
    Editor, 2002 - 2007
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Manchester - Oxford - Bath
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Games Journalist, Synthesist. ("A person who did nothing but make cross-references between one field and another" - Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner.)
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There are few harder things in life than introducing yourself, especially in print where mellifluous vocal nuance can disappear to be replaced by excessive wankery. I am a writer, I have been more and less than this, but never stopped being this. I hope to be more than it one day.

  • I write journalism occasionally for Edge, Eurogamer, C&VG, RockPaperShotgun, PC Gamer, Igromania, BT.com, IGN, T3 and many more. 

  • I'm also writing / designing a few games including Pandora: First Contact and The Martian Question.

  • I'm desperately trying to write a book exploring what video games can teach you about philosophy.
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  • Magdalen College, Oxford
    MA (Politics, Philosophy & Economics), 1998 - 2001
  • Cheadle Hulme School
    1990 - 1998
  • Elm Grove
    1984 - 1990
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The Wolf Among Us
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Derek Robinson obituary
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Economist who was a senior adviser to the pay board during the government's dispute with miners in the 1970s

POETRY from Poetry Foundation
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From William Shakespeare to César Vallejo to Heather McHugh, the Poetry Foundation's app turns your Android device into a mobile poetry libr

History Lesson: Zelda CD-i - CVG US
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The dark secret behind Link's permanent silence? When the guy does talk he's a blithering idiot.

Mic Note -Audio Recorder & Notepad
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Record voice through HOURS while taking note synced, for lectures,meetings,conferences,interviews.

State of Play: Kingdom Builders | SMTG
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The kingdom or city builder genre is all about giving players godlike power to shape a realm however they like, and hopefully enable it to s

Google Camera
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Google Camera maakt snel en gemakkelijk foto's en video's en heeft creatieve fotomodi, zoals Photo Sphere, Focuseffect en Panorama.Functies

Features | SMTG
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Dan Gril's Basic Marketing and PR plan for Indies.
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Lovely Dan Griliopoulos wrote about basic planning for Indies looking to invest sometime in PR and Marketing: here

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I had a trilogy of disappointments recently, and some joys, and they told me about myself. Disappointment is a strong word, as I enjoyed all

Feature: Do videogames cause violence? Why the scientists are failing us...
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Of all the people to claim fictitious violence causes real violence, Commando's John Matrix seems on the shakiest ground. But it was Arnold

BeyondPod Podcast Manager
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Full featured Podcast Manager (podcatcher) and RSS feed reader* DISCOVER thousands of free audio and video shows from all over the world. *

Still Playing: PlanetSide 2 – the unheralded online shooter that could t...
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This PC shooter already hosts online battles to compare with much-hyped console contenders. It's coming to PS4 in 2014. Your Battlefield is

Review: Review: Thief is a grifter but delivers some of the goods - CVG US
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Thief doesn't deliver on all of its swagbag of stolen promises, but still outshines many new-gen titles.

CVG US Blog: The PC Games Column: Survival and horror - CVG US
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There have always been survival games on PC. Think of 1983's Survival Island or 1985's Wilderness or 1994's Robinson's Requiem or its sequel

Preview: First look: Shadow Of Mordor revels in Middle-Earth's dark side...
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Amidst the desolation of Mordor, Talion, wraith-ranger and hero of Shadow of Mordor, is torturing an Uruk captain. This captain, with the ch

CVG US Blog: The PC games column: Space exploration - CVG US
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When I first started writing about PC games, back in 2002, it was quite normal to have a month where not one game came out. Or a month where