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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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Battlerite is bite-sized MOBA mayhem

Pestilus is a monstrous support hero who looks like he wandered out of a Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual. His basic attack attaches moths to both enemies and allies, letting him heal and harm over time. He can throw a giant queen moth to heal allies in an area as well as hurl a ball of spiders to panic enemies.
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Pixelkin 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Gaming Families

This was one of the best years for family and kid-friendly gaming, thanks in large part to Nintendo. The Nintendo Switch, which released in March, has been a huge success this year. We’ve seen big titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey cement Nintendo as the premiere resource for family-friendly gaming.
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Mganga: The Clown Prince of Heals

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Hand of Fate 2 review

What is it? A rogue-like, dungeon-crawling, deck-building RPG. Reviewed on: Windows 10, AMD FX-8350, 8GB RAM, GeForce GTX 960. My Fame score was too high. When I drew the Infamous card again, I was faced with a choice: fight my way out of an angry mob of peasants, or submit to a trial by fire. I opted for the latter and was presented with a rotating beam of light along a pendulum of moving blocks.
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Ranking All 21 Games of the SNES Classic Edition

In lieu of a traditional review I’m going to do something a bit different with the SNES Classic Edition. I’m going to rank all 21 games included in the retro 90s emulator. The SNES Classic Edition is a great little product that nails the original design of the console and controllers. It’s not without flaws: the short cord range (about 5 ft) can be a big annoyance, and in order to change games and use the rewind and save-state features, you have to physically push a button on the console.
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Thane: Long Live the King

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Taara: Rumble in the Jungle

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Opinion: We're Witnessing the Death of the Toys-to-Life Genre

Last year Disney abruptly announced they were ending Disney Infinity after three years. Earlier this year Activision gave the foreboding announcement that they would not release a new Skylanders game this year – for the first time in six years. This week Warner Bros. confirmed that they’re ceasing development on LEGO Dimensions (though online support will remain).
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Battle Chasers: Nightwar review

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The creators of Battle Chasers: Nightwar on comics, RPGs, and almost being Chaotic Evil

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Dr. Panda Plus: Home Designer Review

At my daughter’s preschool graduation she confidently announced that she wanted to be an artist when she grew up. She draws and colors every day. Her desk is a warzone of papers, crayons, paints, Play-Doh, and magic markers. Like most kids she’s also in love with her iPad, an old hand-me-down. She watches videos and plays games.
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Metroid: Samus Returns Review

The Metroid series is held in high esteem. It helped jump start an entirely new genre born out of platforming and exploration. Super Metroid (1994) is considered one of the best games ever made, yet Nintendo has been painfully quiet on any Metroid news or games over the last decade – until now. Metroid: Samus Returns isn’t quite the new 2D Metroid game we were hoping for; it’s a remake of the second game in the series, 1991’s Metroid II: Return of Samus for the Game Boy.
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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.