Dave Halverson

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Dave Halverson is an American video game journalist who has been the founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of GameFan (where he wrote reviews as E. Storm, Skid and Takahara[1]), Gamers' Republic,[2] Play,[3] and currently the new versions of GameFan.[4] Halverson is regarded as a well-known but a controversial and polarizing figure in video game journalism regarding his personality, actions and statements,[1][2][5][6][7][8][9] such as his aggressive criticism of the poor reception of Golden Axe: Beast Rider by many other outlets, and also initially giving the Xbox 360 version of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) a 9.5, which is regarded as one of the worst video games of all-time.[10][11][12] He also reviewed anime releases, including for Gamers' Republic.


  1. ^ a b "Halverson has left the building - Joystick Division - Videogame news, features and reviews". Joystick Division. 2008-04-09. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Gamer's Republic Magazine @ VideoGameObsession.com (c) Matthew Henzel". Videogameobsession.com. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  3. ^ Frank Anderson (2010-04-10). "Dave Halverson Speaks: The Demise Of Play Magazine". Venturebeat.com. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  4. ^ "Dave Halverson Re-launches GameFan Magazine". Games Abyss. 2010-02-09. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  5. ^ "GameFan chief says the industry is a sad state of affairs". Destructoid.com. 2011-10-23. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  6. ^ "GameSetWatch COLUMN: 'Game Mag Weaseling': Dave Halverson's Greatest Hits '08". Gamesetwatch.com. 2009-02-16. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  7. ^ "Robotic Gaming Monthly - PAX, Gamescom, and Sad Signs O' The Times - Topless Robot - Unofficial Sponsor of Your Inner Childishness - Page 4". Topless Robot. 2014-09-02. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  8. ^ Szczepaniak, John (2012-07-25). "History of Diehard GameFAN Magazine". Hardcore Gaming 101. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  9. ^ John Szczepaniak (2006-09-12). "Sega-16 – Retroinspection: Mega Drive". Sega-16.com. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  10. ^ "Hated Beast Rider? Then you suck at games, apparently". Destructoid.com. 2008-10-20. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  11. ^ "Golden Axe Reviews Are "Irresponsible" Rubbish, Says Reviewer". Kotaku.com. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  12. ^ "Golden Axe dissenters "suck at games", says Play Online boss". VG247. 2008-10-21. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 

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