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Eric Watson

Freelance Writer

Fort Worth, TX

Eric Watson

Freelance Writer. Lover of Games, Movies, Books, and You.

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Kerbal Space Program Review

There are plenty of fun sci-fi and space-themed games out there. But precious few are grounded in realistic physics. Kerbal Space Program is as much a full on NASA-simulator as a game. It nicely uses the scientific method to keep you tweaking your journey toward galactic discovery. Kerbal Space Program is a deceptively dense game hiding behind the cute green Kerbals that populate this space-age world.
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The Complete History of Pokémon.

Pokémon GO has become a global phenomenon. A free-to-play phone app with a well-known franchise is a perfect storm of market penetration. It’s also proven the simple joys of augmented reality, and created a unique shared gaming experience from kids to grandparents. Pokémon GO has also created a renewed interested in the Pokémon franchise.
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Song of the Deep Review

The underwater portions of old 2D side-scrolling games were often the bane of every gamer’s existence. Thankfully we’ve reached a point where not only can maneuvering underwater feel right, but we can play entire games set within a vast underwater wonderland. Song of the Deep obeys the time-tested Metroidvania playbook to create a worthy adventure with a heart-warming story.
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Pokémon GO Tips and Tricks

Pokémon GO’s incredible success is undeniable. Nintendo has struck gold with its combination of pokémon hunting in the real world using augmented reality. As brilliantly fun and simple as the game is, Pokémon GO does a poor job explaining its mechanics. Professor Willow may be distractingly handsome, but there’s a lot of missing information out there.
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Skylanders Battlecast Review

Skylanders has dipped its toes into mobile apps before, from the Collection Vault to Lost Islands. Skylanders Battlecast represents a full spin-off that effectively uses gameplay heavily borrowed from Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to create a fun and easy to play digital card game. Skylanders Battlecast is a free to play digital card game.
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Stardew Valley Tips and Guide for Your First Year

Stardew Valley is more than just a farming game. It’s also a dungeon crawler, a dating sim, and a fun exercise in planning and management. The constantly ticking clock and wealth of content can be overwhelming, particularly when starting out. I’m here to help you make the most out of your first year in Stardew Valley.
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Stellaris (PC) Review

Grand Strategy games have been around for awhile – a genre coined and perfected by Swedish developers Paradox Interactive. Previous Paradox titles dove headfirst into Medieval and World War history, and Stellaris finally takes us to the stars. Managing European provinces is trite compared to large-scale galactic conquest, allied federations, and playing god to lesser beings.
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Battleborn Review

Battleborn is a tale of two games. Borderlands developer Gearbox took the main elements of the MOBA genre – waves of NPCs, multiple hero classes with unique abilities, leveling, towers, etc, and injected them into a first person shooter. The other half is a series of cooperative missions involving the unique story and characters of their insane universe.
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Skylanders 6 Predictions and Wishlist

Whether you’re obsessed with collecting toys to life figures or you think it’s all a silly money trap aimed at kids, one fact is undeniable. The toys to life genre has exploded in the last few years, raking in billions of dollars for Activision’s Skylanders series alone. Now we have LEGO, Nintendo, and Disney all capitalizing on this unique toy-game craze.
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9 Tips For Saving Your Kingdom in Fire Emblem Fates

Whichever version of Fire Emblem Fates you play, the biggest in-game decision has already been made for you. Your next decision should be reading these tips. Fates maintains the strict difficulty of its predecessors. Prepare yourself for an all-out war, and keep your new friends, family, and allies alive with these tips.
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Epistory: Typing Chronicles Review

In Elementary School we went to the computer lab to play Kiki’s Typing Adventures. It was designed for kids to practice typing. It was mostly boring and lame. Typing games haven’t really broken out of their “edutainment” mold, so I was very skeptical in firing up indie typing adventure Epistory.
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Heroes of the Dorm Made Me an Esports Fan

Whether it’s with a knockout finish at an EVO fighting game championship, a crushing play in League of Legends, or a dorm-wide Super Smash Bros. tourney, esports are taking the world by storm. Playboy’s Esports Highlights celebrate and chronicle their rise. I love the Blizzard game Heroes of the Storm.
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About

Eric Watson

Eric is a freelance writer who enjoys video games, movies, comics, and Dallas-based sports teams.

He lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and daughter, two dogs, two cats, two fish tanks, some hermit crabs, and a bookshelf full of Transformers.