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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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Overcooked 2 Review

It’s not uncommon to shout “just sautée the damn mushrooms already!”. at your family members when playing Overcooked 2. The delightfully chaotic cooking simulator returns with more cooperative mayhem as players quickly work together to fulfill culinary orders while avoiding kitchen hazards. The sequel offers a few new features but ultimately the same experience.
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Disney Villainous Review

A good villain usually makes for a good story, and one of Disney’s strengths throughout every era was its memorable cast of villains. Some, like Maleficent, have even become more popular than their heroic rivals. Yet we’ve never seen a tabletop game that focuses solely on the darker side of the Disney universe, until now.
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How Hero-U avoided disaster to resurrect '90s adventure game nostalgia

Lori and Corey Cole are the husband-wife team responsible for over a dozen of Sierra Entertainment adventure/role-playing games. Most notably, the two are the creators of Quest for Glory but are also known for their work on early King's Quest games. Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption is their first game they've made together in almost 20 years.
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The Parents' Guide to Fortnite

Shove over, Minecraft and Pokémon GO, there’s a new gaming phenomenon in town. Over the last year Epic Games’ Battle Royale-style shooter Fortnite has become one of the most popular games on the planet. Even if you’re not a teen or the parent of a teen, there’s a good chance you’ve at least heard of Fortnite.
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Sleep Tight Review

Sleep Tight presents the classic monster-in-the-closet tale and transforms it into a kid-themed tower defense game, married with the gun-play of a twin-stick shooter. Both aspects are decently executed if a bit shallow, and the theme of defending your bedroom against an onslaught of Pixar-friendly monsters is a fun one.
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Brig 12 struggles to break free from its free-to-play mold

The life of a cloned, intergalactic bounty hunter is about what I expected, though with a lot more loot boxes. Brig 12 offers an interesting mix of character class progression, tactical turn-based battles, and crew management, but it’s hampered every step of the way by free-to-play card mechanics that turn the gameplay into a repetitive grind.
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Wayward Souls is a 16-bit roguelike with a story to tell

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Jurassic Park Danger! Review

Game publisher Ravensburger is celebrating Jurassic Park’s 25th anniversary with Jurassic Park Danger! , an adventure strategy game that pits the heroes (and victims) of the first film against the rampaging dinosaurs on Isla Nublar. By melding together fun board game mechanics from Euro-style games, Jurassic Park Danger!
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Jurassic World Evolution Tips and Tricks Guide

Jurassic World Evolution isn’t a particularly challenging or demanding theme park sim, but it has its quirks, and does a poor job explaining many of its systems. On any of the remote tropical islands within the Muertas Archipelago the Oooh-ing and Ahh-ing can quickly devolve into running and screaming.
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Jurassic World Evolution Review

Fifteen years ago I fell in love with Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis. It was the original dinosaur park sim that let me prove that breeding dinosaurs for consumer entertainment is a totally valid business strategy. Now from the makers of Planet Coaster comes Jurassic World Evolution. Like the current era of Jurassic World films it’s not quite as good as the original.
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E3 2018 Was All About the Leading Ladies

Four years ago at E3 2014, Ubisoft blundered into a PR nightmare by weakly defending why both Assassin’s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 lacked playable women characters in their multiplayer modes – they would require too much time and resources to animate. Female representation in big, blockbuster games has been sporadic at best.
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Pixelkin's E3 2018 Complete Coverage

How the mighty have fallen. Command & Conquer, once one of the biggest names in PC strategy games, has been rebooted as a mobile PvP game. Command & Conquer: Rivals…Read More. During EA Play 2018, we were introduced to German indie studio Jo-Mei, who is working with EA under their EA Originals label.
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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 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.