Brian Easton

Freelance writer, author, and all-around unemployed creative guy.

With 10 consoles in one, does the Retron 5 have what it takes?

The unstylish but ultra-compatible console promises a nostalgic treat for casual and committed gamers alike, writes Brian Easton.

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Review: Pebble e-paper watch

69k backers. $10m in the can. But now that the Pebble E-paper watch is showing up on our wrists, was it worth it? Brian Easton is unsure.

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Gunpoint: sneak around and rewire world to trick foes

Gunpoint puts you in the role of a freelance spy, performing jobs for the highest bidder. Joining elements of Taito classic Elevator Action and puzzle-based hacking sims, it's a one-man heist experience complete with guns, gadgets, and carefully-laid plans. Everything can fall apart at any moment.

Since an early alpha-stage walkthrough, described by developer Tom Francis as “an ugly, awkwardly voiced video”, I've desperately wanted to play. Francis, a writer for PC Gamer UK, isn’t a programmer by trade. Looking at Gunpoint, you wouldn’t know it: the user-friendly GameMaker development environment and a call for artists and musicians helped bring it from idea to reality within months.

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