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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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Holy Potatoes! We're In Space?! Review: FTL-Lite with Veggies

FTL: Faster Than Light’s successful foray into rogue-like space exploration serves as an excellent model for Holy Potatoes! We’re in Space?! Don’t let the adorable vegetable characters and punny geek culture-referencing dialogue fool you. There’s a surprising amount of depth and tactical satisfaction in this game about potato starship captains.
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The Walking Dead recap: Rick and the gang find some much needed hope

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PAX South Preview: Hyper Universe Could Be The Next Big MOBA

Hyper Universe took up a sizable portion of the show floor at PAX South 2017. After playing the game it more than earned its prominent spot at the front of the expo hall. Hyper Universe is a colorful, side-scrolling MOBA developed by Korean designers Cwavesoft and published by Nexon. MOBAs, those Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas have exploded in popularity thanks to popular esports games like League of Legends and DOTA 2.
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Marvel’s Legion, explained

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Fire Emblem Heroes Review: Collect 'Em All

Nintendo continues its first tentative steps into mobile gaming. Fire Emblem Heroes harnesses the fun tactical combat of the RPG series, providing lots of free content and a satisfying Catch ‘Em All layer to its large cast of characters. If you’re unfamiliar with the Fire Emblem series, it’s all about tactical combat.
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PAX South: 20 Great Games to Look For In 2017

PAX South 2017 hosted a large expo hall full of tabletop and video games, from wonderfully obscure indie titles to the large spectacle of the Nintendo and Capcom booths. I saw and played as many games as I possibly could over the weekend, and met with some amazing developers. I didn’t get a chance to see everything that the convention had to offer.
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PAX South Preview: Has-Been Heroes Tackles Lane-Based Strategy

Despite gaming’s large and often confusing list of genres and sub-genres, Has-Been Heroes is a tricky game to peg. It notably draws from side-scrolling Beat ‘Em Ups, tower defense and rogue-like RPGs to create a highly replayable adventure with its own unique rhythm. In Has-Been Heroes you play as the old veterans of a typical RPG.
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PAX South Preview: Earthfall Could Be Left 4 Dead 3 With Aliens

PAX South 2017 featured gigantic alien statues beckoning newcomers to check out HoloSpark’s upcoming cooperative first-person shooter Earthfall. Earthfall draws heavily from Valve’s Left 4 Dead series, and aims to fill the co-op void left behind after Left 4 Dead 2 released back in 2009. “I’ve been banging on my buddy at Valve for two years to make Left 4 Dead 3!”.
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PAX South: Hands-On with Nintendo Switch, Zelda, Splatoon

Nintendo was in full force at PAX South last weekend. A large, permanently crowded booth stood near the front of the show floor. You could wait in line for hours to play half a dozen titles for the newly announced Nintendo Switch. The marquee title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, had its own roped off section within the booth area.
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The Expanse is the best show on TV that no one is watching

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Halo Wars 2 Blitz Beta Preview

Halo Wars 2 is currently running an open beta for players to try out the new Blitz mode. I decided to give it a try, despite being a neophyte when it comes to the Halo universe and the Halo wars series. Blitz offers unique and fast-paced real-time strategy matches using cards. I enjoyed how the cards were integrated into the gameplay, making me wish the Blitz mode could spin-off into a more full-fledged game on its own.
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30 Games to Get Excited About in 2017

Every year is seemingly the best game ever for gaming. But 2017 will give us a new Mass Effect, new Zelda, and new Nintendo console with the Nintendo Switch. That’s an incredible lineup, and there’s even more to come, like Super Mario Odyssey, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Horizon Zero Dawn. Indie titles continue to generate huge buzz as well, with games like Yooka-Laylee, Tacoma, and Night in the Woods coming this year.

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.