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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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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a Smart Evolution of Pokémon GO

No one was prepared for the popularity of Pokémon GO when it launched in the summer of 2016. Least of all mobile developer Niantic Inc. Explosive would be an understatement. The augmented reality mobile game was uniquely poised to combine a well-known, beloved brand with meta-social real world gameplay.
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TaoTronics TT-DL16 LED Lamp Review

It has a hefty price tag, but the TT-DL16’s modern glass panel design, superior range of color options, features, and arm motion make it an impressive choice for premium LED desk lamps. If you’re paying over $60 for an LED desk lamp, you should be looking for a modern, flexible design with some neat features.
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Lampat LED Lamp Review

With four color mode options, five brightness levels, and an intuitive touch panel, the Lampat LED Lamp is a solid choice for the budget-minded shopper. If you’re in the market for a decent LED desk lamp that won’t break the bank, there are countless options to choose from, including the Lampat LED Desk Lamp.
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Jaws Board Game Review

Building upon the success of last year’s Jurassic Park Danger board game, Ravensburger returns with another movie license in the Jaws board game (available exclusively at Target). Released in 1975, Jaws is often considered the original summer blockbuster, as a trio of men on the vacation destination of Amity Island try to keep a man-eating shark from, well, man-eating, first by trying to close the beaches, then by getting on a boat and hunting the shark themselves.
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LG K30 Phone Review

The LG K30 is a jack of all trades but master of none, capable of streaming clear video and superior audio, but struggling with more advanced gaming apps and held back by a poor camera. High-end smartphone features are becoming more affordable, but the newest flagship models will still set you back hundreds, or even a thousand dollars.
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Slay the Spire Review

Available On: PC (Windows, Mac, Linux) , PlayStation 4, Switch. Card battlers are fashionably popular right now (see our review on the excellent SteamWorld Quest), and Slay the Spire checks just about every box for popular indie genres. Deck-building. Dungeon Crawling. Random Encounters. Roguelike.
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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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SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Review

The SanDisk iXpand doesn’t have the fastest transfer speeds, but it’s still incredibly useful to be able to plug in a flash drive to save photos, play videos, backup, and transfer files from your iOS device to your PC. Plus, copying and transferring files is super easy. Dozens if not hundreds of devices are available that let you expand your storage capabilities for personal computers.
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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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The Legend of Grimrock devs are back with Druidstone, a new tabletop-inspired tactical RPG

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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.