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Julian Rizzo-Smith

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A struggling gay nerd, light-weight and product of the times. I write the words and make the videos about video games for many outlets such as Hyper, Stevivor and PC PowerPlay. I probably love Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and anime a bit too much. Co-host of Blitz's Ritz & Rawb podcast.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm Preview: A more intimate and relatable drama

Life is Strange: Before the Storm looks to deliver a more intimate character-driven story about the power of teenage girls without the need of...

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Preview: Epic fantasy and vendettas

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is one of my favourite games of the past few years. It organically blended the free running and assassination mechanics from...

Super Lucky’s Tale Preview: A nostalgic tale

Super Lucky’s Tale is a Microsoft-exclusive 3D platformer and celebration of past beloved platforming traditions. The developers at Playful grew up loving Super Mario...

Crackdown 3: Terry Crews is a playable character because he asked to be

Terry Crews is a playable character in Crackdown 3 because he asked to be, Sumo Digital has told Stevivor. "Terry Crews basically asked us, 'can I be...

Tekken 7 Preview: Seamless Akuma

Tekken 7 is a promising fighting game with balanced mechanics and seamless transitions. Despite its arcade roots, Namco Bandai are attempting to rebrand the...

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Preview: A shot and a miss

According to Senior Level Designer Tomasz Pruski, the team at CI Games aims to redefine the IP and sniping genre with Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3....

Halo Wars 2: Preview

According to Clay Jensen, Design Director at 343 Industries, Halo Wars 2 has been the most requested game in the series after Halo 5: Guardians. As...

Video: 343’s Clay Jensen on Halo Wars 2

Stevivor sat down with 343 Industries' Clay Jensen earlier in the week to discuss Halo Wars 2. In the video below, Jensen discusses Blitz mode (now...

Georgia Van Cuylenburg, Final Fantasy XIII’s Vanille, on internet abuse, voice acting via Twitch...

Georgia Van Cuylenburg is most well-known as the voice behind Final Fantasy XIII’s Oerba Dia Vanille. Much like Final Fantasy XIII’s divided appeal, Vanille’s...

Preview: Resident Evil 7

The Resident Evil franchise has had an identity crisis in recent years. Resident Evil 4 and 5 shifted to action-based gameplay and 6 took this...

Review: The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian is a game that many had long forgotten. First announced as a PlayStation 3 title and spiritual successor to Ico and Shadow of...

Review: World of Final Fantasy

World of Final Fantasy is an adorable tribute to the beloved near thirty-year-old Final Fantasy series. Despite a lacklustre story and voice acting, I...

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