Author: Alan Williamson

Welcome to 2017

Happy New Year, dear readers! We hope you had a great holiday break and are excited for the year ahead. Have you made any resolutions? One of mine is to write more – including explaining the rationale behind how to

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Summer of Sonic

Once again we’ll be at Summer of Sonic – if you’re coming along, there’s a special gift from us in your goodie bag! Keep an eye out for Jess in her Sonic costume, and Alan desperately trying to get Yuji

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Editor-in-Brief: Fantasy

Our new issue, Fantasy, is out now. In this introduction to the new issue, Alan writes about how fantasies become realities – and the recent difficulties with working on Five out of Ten. It’s got a happy ending, honest!  Do you

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All Change

Today we’re announcing three exciting changes to Five out of Ten that will improve lots of things that needed fixing. Without further ado: Jess Turner is joining the team as our new Web and Social Editor. You may remember her

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Write for us, or catch up on your reading with our Year Three anthology

The rumours are true: we’re accepting feature pitches for publication in 2016! For full details on how to submit a pitch, please visit our Contribute page. We’ll be accepting pitches for a limited time, so apply early to avoid disappointment. We’re really excited

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Editor in Brief: Identity

Our new issue, Identity, is out now. This is a short excerpt from it – click the link at the bottom of the post to get your copy! With the release of Halo 5: Guardians, I’ve been thinking about the

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Book Club – #15, Control

Book Club is back! Enjoy these reviews from our latest issue, Control. Game Art – Matt Sainsbury, No Starch Press. £26.50 / $39.95 (hardcover) When you see a book with the title Game Art, what do you expect to see? A

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Editor in Brief: In Control

Our new issue, Control, is out now – in this introduction to the new issue, Alan has some thoughts on the balance between chaos and control. Five out of Ten provides a blank canvas for contributors to express themselves. We used to provide a

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The Temple of Time

This week is Zelda Week on Five out of Ten! Please enjoy ‘The Temple of Time’, a feature from our ninth issue, Time. If you like this feature, check out our Year Two bundle: almost fifty features across five outstanding issues. Click

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One with Nature – our new issue is out now!

Our new issue is Nature, and it’s out now! “One with nature”: the Dirty Dozen of Mass Effect, a virtual odyssey through Enslaved, the civilians of Command and Conquer, going beyond Baldur’s Gate, and the man / machine cyborg divide

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