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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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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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Jurassic World Alive is a Better AR Game than Pokémon GO

I love Pokémon GO. I fell in love with the brilliant concept of hunting Pokémon in the real world and forgave the horrendous networking issues along with everyone else when it launched two years ago. Jurassic World Alive borrows much of the basic gameplay and mechanics of Pokémon GO, using dinosaurs in place of Pokémon.
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Moonlighter Review

Nothing irritates me more than seeing the smiling faces on happy customers. It means I priced an item too low and they scored a sweet deal. A begrudgingly crestfallen customer, one who’ll pay just enough to purchase my stock, is exactly the kind of oil that keeps my dungeon crawling machine going.
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Stardew Valley Co-op is a Wonderful Excuse to Return to Pelican Town

Ever since Stardew Valley captured our hearts two years ago, fans have been clamoring for one new feature above all others: multiplayer. But the pixelated farming sim was never designed as a multiplayer game. It took a dedicated team from indie publisher Chucklefish over a year to build the networking code, but the results are stunning.
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Frostpunk Review

Things were going well, or least as well as can be expected against an apocalyptic snowstorm, until the temperature plummeted another 40 degrees. “Snowmaggeddon” is a joke during brutal winters. But nobody’s laughing in the world of Frostpunk when temperatures approach -90 degrees, rendering most of the world uninhabitable.
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The Swords of Ditto Review

Many video game genres overlap and blend well together. Shooting and third-person action. Narrative-rich adventure with first-person exploration. RPG elements in just about everything. Yet in the paraphrased words of Dr. Ian Malcolm, just because you can combine genres doesn’t mean you should.
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How a Russian strategy game where you can marry a frog or a zombie became a classic

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Heroes of Might and Magic 3 is not only one of the best PC strategy games ever made, but one of the best games period, perfectly capturing the magic of building castles and battling fantasy armies. Unfortunately 3DO filed for bankruptcy soon after producing the disappointing fourth entry in the series in the early 2000s, taking New World Computing, the developers of Might and Magic, with them.
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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.