Kirk McKeand

Kirk McKeand

I write things about things.

I'm an award-winning video games writer, but don't hold that against me. I occasionally have good ideas.

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The Telegraph

Meet Devolver Digital, gaming's own Death Row Records

If you have played an indie game in the past seven years, chances are you will recognise the name Devolver Digital....

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Broken Sword creator Charles Cecil on 30 years of adventure games, publishers and serendipity

Kirk McKeand. 24 March 2016 • 7:01am. Do you believe in fate? Veteran adventure-game designer and co-founder of Revolution Software Charles Cecil does....

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The Town of Light: How a video game is shining a torch on the history of mental health institutes

The Town of Light is due to release on 26 February on PC, Mac and Linux. Kirk McKeand, in Tuscany. 1 February 2016 • 9:20am. With games like That Dragon, ......

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XCOM 2 review: 'a truly remarkable strategy game'

Kirk McKeand. 15 February 2016 • 8:07am. One of XCOM: Enemy Unknown's defining characteristics is how unforgiving it was. The invading alien force was ......

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Assassin's Creed Syndicate review: 'an unfortunate misstep'

Assassin's Creed Syndicate provides a fantastic facsimile of Victorian London, but clumsy controls and tedious missions spoil the fun, says Kirk McKeand...

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Fallout 4 review: 'unmissable'

Fallout 4's brilliance is in staying fresh despite familiar foundations, writes Kirk McKeand....

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The Telegraph

Farewell sausage: Why Hideo Kojima leaving Konami is a good thing

Sep 7, 2015 ... ... sausage: Why Hideo Kojima leaving Konami is a good thing. Hideo Kojima is leaving Konami after 30 years with the company. Kirk McKeand....

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The Telegraph

Just Cause 3 review: '15 minutes of fun on repeat'

Dec 1, 2015 ... Just Cause 3 review: '15 minutes of fun on repeat'. 3. Just Cause 3 is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Kirk McKeand. 1 December ......

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The Telegraph

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain review: 'a series best'

The Phantom Pain is both the perfect entry point and satisyfing conslusion to a great series, writes Kirk McKeand....

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The Telegraph

Dishonored: Definitive Edition review

Dishonored's Dunwall is one of the most memorable video game locations ever. Kirk McKeand revisits the steampunk city in this remastered version of the game....

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The Telegraph

Battlefield Hardline review

Battlefield Hardline has a decent campaign and great multiplayer action, but a lack of personality means it feels more like an expansion than full sequel, says Kirk McKeand....

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The Telegraph

Final Fantasy X/X2 Remaster HD review

This is a generous remastering of a classic role-playing adventure, says Kirk McKeand....

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The Telegraph

Assassin's Creed: Rogue review

Ubisoft's second Assassin's Creed game of 2014 feels more like an expansion to last year's Black Flag, but is a decent excuse to rekindle the sense of freedom from its open sea, writes Kirk McKeand....

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The Telegraph

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition review

State of Decay for Xbox One is a smart and convincing zombie fantasy, but its ambition often leads to troublesome technical issues....

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The Telegraph

Video games: Time to tackle the taboo

As video games become a more intrinsic part of our culture, Kirk McKeand hopes that the industry will be allowed to explore more controversial subjects, but that creators need to learn from their mistakes....