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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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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review

What started out as a goofy mashup of a handful of Nintendo characters having a What-If throw-down has spent the last two decades transforming into one of the most beloved, consistently excellent series on every Nintendo console since the Nintendo 64. As the fifth game in the series Super Smash Bros.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Character Unlock Guide

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a massive crossover fighting game, featuring an enormous roster of over 70 fighters. However, when you first start the game you’re limited to the eight fighters who appeared on the original Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64. You’ll unlock more fighters just through playing, but it’s not as random as you think.
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The tabletop lore behind Mutant Year Zero's gun-toting animals and psionic doomsday cultists

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Pixelkin 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Gaming Families

When the most popular game on the planet is free to play on every available platform, including phones, what’s a parent or relative shopping for games to do? Despite its popularity, Fortnite isn’t the end all of video games. This year saw huge new franchise releases in a variety of genres, such as Assassin Creed Odyssey, God of War, Dragon Quest 11, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Super Smash Bros.
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How a Young Daughter, a Late Dog, and an 80's Platformer Inspired Battle Princess Madelyn

When your child is having a rough time, many fathers would bring home a teddy bear, or take them out for ice cream. But for pixel artist and indie game developer Christopher Obritsch, he decided to make a game. “[My daughter] Maddi was bullied in daycare and at school,” says Obritsch. “The boys picked on her, telling her she couldn’t do things because she was a girl.
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November 2018 - Issue 24

Discover: Worlds Unknown: Corey Konieczka tells us about his survival exploration adventure in which every single player has a unique box of bits. Could it be the most ambitious board game ever made? Tabletop Gaming Live picture special: Pictures and highlights from our 2018 London convention in Alexandra Palace!
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Megaland Review

In Megaland players explore video game levels fraught with enemies but filled with treasure. If they survive they can use that treasure to purchase buildings and earn victory points. Megaland plays quickly and easily and features beautiful artwork by Red Raven Games designer and illustrator Ryan Laukat.
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Dragon Quest 11 Tips and Guide

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is a massive game. For an RPG it’s very accessible and not particularly challenging, but there are a number of tips we can provide to help put you on the right path, especially if this is your first Dragon Quest game. Whenever an ally joins you for the first time, the AI will automatically handle them in combat.
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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Review

It’s easy to get jaded about the RPG genre, specifically Japanese RPGs. Every trope has been well-worn, every character archetype has been fully exploited. Dating back to the 1980s the Dragon Quest series is one of the most egregious examples of many tiresome gameplay elements and story beats. Yet each new Dragon Quest game proves why the series remains beloved and resilient.
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October 2018 - Issue 23

Betrayal Legacy: Pandemic Legacy and Risk Legacy mastermind Rob Daviau returns to the House on the Hill to unleash the most shocking series of haunts yet. Arkham Horror: Third Edition: The original Lovecraftian board game is back with a bold new vision. Mansions of Madness and Eldritch Horror designer Nikki Valens tells us more about what to expect.
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The 15 Games We Want on the PlayStation Classic

When Sony announced the PlayStation Classic, they teased only five of the 20 included games: Final Fantasy 7, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. The original PlayStation has plenty of great classics to get excited about, so we’re listing the 15 other games we’d like to see on the mini emulator.
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Dragon Quest 11 First Impressions

I’m about a dozen hours into Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age and the smile has rarely left my face. Dragon Quest is one of the most resilient RPG franchises in video game history. The latest installment proves why it’s such a winning formula by embracing its classic roots while sprinkling in many welcoming improvements and features.
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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.