Grant Howitt

Freelance Writer

I am a freelance games journalist and writer with work in magazines and websites all over the place. If you'd like some words of your very own, I can put them in order for you in exchange for reasonable amounts of money.

Below is a selection of some of the online work I'm happiest with; if you're interested in looking at my print work, come over sometime and I'll let you root through my magazine cupboards.

Portfolio

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The Panasonic Toughpad Press Conference
Why am I here in this basement in Munich at the age of 26 staring at a man fire a laser pointer at a graph? How did this happen? I wanted to be a Sky Pirate.
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KNIFE TO A GUNFIGHT: Playing Farcry 3 as a survivor
This piece was originally published in the now-defunct Limitless Magazine. It's a good piece, so in order to let people read it, I'm reproducing it here.
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Let's talk about: Max Payne's Shootdodge
"You put all your eggs in one basket then you throw that basket through a plate-glass window into the face of a mafioso goon and hope that it kills him." First things first: I...
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JOLLY CO-OPERATION: How to save Knight Solaire
I get the feeling that Knight Solaire enjoys ginger beer, and the amount of ginger beer that he prefers is LASHINGS.
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Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days and Spec Ops: The Line - horrible games for awful people
I just finished playing Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. I'm four years late, I realise. It is a brutal thing; a club of a game. A blunt instrument.
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Game on for Pax Australia as Penny Arcade Expo hits Melbourne
The Penny Arcade Expo, the biggest consumer gaming convention in the world, this weekend finally left the boundaries of the US to land in Australia. Setting up in the soggy...
11 ways to be a better roleplayer
Contains up to 11 pieces of good advice on tabletop roleplaying.
Remember Florence
Ubisoft put on the old razzle-dazzle with their Assassin's Creed 4 announcement.
The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot preview
It's been a lifelong dream of mine to write for PC Gamer, and I finally got the chance.
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Sneaking a Man With No Fashion Sense into a hip Headphones Launch
Also contains the story of how I smuggled my best friend into Capcom Towers, where we got drunk on free cocktails.
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Connor is a Terrible Man
Two different readings of Connor from Assassin's Creed III, one of which is "Batman."
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Adam Jensen - DEATH VENDOR
Once you throw a vending machine at a man's face, everything else seems boring.
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Spec Ops The Line: This Changes Everything
Yet another article about Spec Ops, which is probably the most important game released in 2012.
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Get Ready, it's Euro Truck Simulator!
In which I try to understand how Euro Truck Simulator is actually a thing.
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Dead Space 3 hands-on preview
In which I get to grips with EA's latest corridor hell simulator.
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7 Gaming New Year's Resolutions
7 ways to become better at games, but probably not in the way you'd think.
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Huw Beynon on Metro Last Light and the hell that is E3
In which I talk to THQ's misanthropic Head of Communications.
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Spec Ops the Line is a harrowing, wonderful experience
In which I come to terms with what I've done in 2K's War-Is-Hell shooter.
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Little Big Planet Karting is Joyous
In which I play Little Big Planet Karting, chat to the developers, and learn about a game with almost no boundaries.
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Mass Effect 3 review
In which I review Mass Effect 3. Clue's in the title really.
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Assassin's Creed 3 Preview
In which I waffle on about how wonderful Assassin's Creed 3 looks. GUESS I WAS WRONG
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The FHM guide to Kissing
In which I teach readers how to Kiss. Contains no good advice.
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The Ten Greatest Arcade Games of ALL TIME
In which I pick ten games and write some funny words about 'em.
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5 board games you need to stop playing at Christmas
In which I recommend some new family board games.
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How to talk to girls (like a Pirate)
In which I tell readers how to talk to women, but like a pirate, on account of it being International Talk Like A Pirate Day.
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Sonic Generations: a nostalgic review
In which I play Sonic Generations and revert to a childlike state.
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FHM's top 5 excellent gaming buttons
In which I talk about the unsung heroes of the gaming world: the buttons.
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5 ways Lord of the Rings: War in the North is better than the films
In which I swear, a lot, and chat about elves.

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