Eric Watson

Freelance Writer

Fort Worth, TX

Eric Watson

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



Little Friends: Dogs & Cats Review

With the arrival of touch screen technology in the early 2000s, the ability to pet our furry friends wasn’t far behind. Nintendogs was a big success on the Nintendo DS, eventually spawning a sequel on Nintendo 3DS. The Switch’s touchscreen controls and Joy-Con seem like an obvious pick for a new version, but thus far the series lies dormant.
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Our Pokémon Sword and Shield Wishlist

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are two of the most anticipated games coming later this year. The eighth generation will make the pivotal leap from a handheld-focused series onto the Nintendo Switch. They also represent the first all-new main Pokémon games since 2016’s Pokémon Sun and Moon. Details have been scarce, with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company teasing us with trailers and introducing the three new starter Pokémon.
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Invasion of the Cow Snatchers Review

Thinkfun’s new magnetic cow-grabbing puzzle game Invasion of the Cow Snatchers adapts a common puzzle design into a modular, interactive 3D board, thanks to a little magnet-magic. A deck of 60 puzzle challenges with five difficulty levels ensures a hefty amount of replayability. The components and gameplay are simple enough for kids to enjoy, and engaging enough for teens and adults.
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June 2019 - Issue 31

New Pandemic game revealed: In a world-exclusive interview, we speak with the designer of 2019’s brand new entry in the hit co-op series. The games of Game of Thrones: As the hugely successful TV show draws to its bloody finale, we look at how you can continue your obsession with Westeros on the tabletop with the best Game of Thrones games.
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SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech Review

Over the last several years, Swedish indie developers Image & Form Games have been quietly and expertly expanding their colorful robot-filled SteamWorld universe. Impressively each of these games embodies completely different genres, such as action-platformer with SteamWorld Dig and turn-based tactical strategy in SteamWorld Heist, while still maintaining lovely 2D artwork and funny robot heroes.
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The Legend of Grimrock devs are back with Druidstone, a new tabletop-inspired tactical RPG

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Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker Review

When you play the game of thrones you win or you die, but when you play Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker, everyone has a great time. Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker is a social deduction and bluffing game for large groups of five to eight players that builds upon the successful game mechanics of other social card games.
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Last Epoch puts a brilliant new twist on the Diablo and Path of Exile skill systems

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May 2019 - Issue 30

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Risk of Rain 2 Shows Incredible Promise in Early Access

I lived through the initial 3D gaming era of the mid to late 90s. Whether for better or worse, most games made the awkward, ugly transition from pixels to polygons. And for every Mario 64 there was, well, a Sonic 3D. Thankfully we’re far removed from those days. But rarely do we see a series so completely, and effectively transform from 2D to 3D, as I’ve seen in Risk of Rain 2.
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Nokia 3.1 Phone Review

With a big focus on the camera and screen display, the Nokia 3.1 is a great budget starter phone, especially for teens. The under-$200 phone market has become highly competitive as more advanced hardware and operating systems become the standard. The Nokia 3.1 cuts corners when it comes to advanced processing power, storage space, and battery life, as is typical for budget phones.
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Anker Nebula Capsule Review

Though its relatively large speaker is a bit underwhelming, the Nebula Capsule is the clear winner in premium portable projectors thanks to its intuitive Android interface and wireless connectivity. A little over a year ago Anker Nebula successfully crowdfunded an all-in-one mini projector with the same size and shape as a can of soda.
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Eric Watson

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

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