6 More Countries to Try in Europa Universalis IV

6 More Countries to Try in Europa Universalis IV

// < !).push({}); // ]]>It’s crazy to think that it’s already been over two years since Europa Universalis IV was released upon the world in all its imperialistic glory. Granted, two years doesn’t seem like a long time, but much has changed since its debut, including a handful of expansions as well as a ton of content updates ranging from stat balances to new free features.… Read more...

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Top 10 Witcher 3 Quotes

Top 10 Witcher 3 Quotes

Given my love for perusing games for notable quotes and witty quips, it was only a matter of time before I got around to The Witcher 3. While I scoured the Internet for some of the more popular ones, I was surprised by how many of them focused on the game’s humor rather than some of the deeper, philosophical themes the dialogue and in-game books present.… Read more...

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A Towerful of Mice: Love and Curses in ‘The Witcher 3’

A Towerful of Mice: Love and Curses in ‘The Witcher 3’

// < !).push({}); // ]]>I’ll be the first to admit that I have a habit of skipping through quest dialogue frequently and relentlessly. That isn’t to say I don’t try hard to focus – I mean, I’m a writer… I feel obligated to – but those darn developers make games so fun nowadays that talking to Jimmy the Quest Giver is the last thing I want to do.… Read more...

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6 Games to Zone Out to at Night

6 Games to Zone Out to at Night

// < !).push({}); // ]]>Insomnia friggen sucks. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with sleeping: it’s fantastic once you’re unplugged and unconscious, but it’s getting to sleep that I struggle with. People tell me to count sheep, yet trying to keep an accurate count just keeps me wide awake; chamomile tea, walking around, reading books, or taking a warm shower doesn’t help much either.… Read more...

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5 Reasons Why You Keep Dying in PAYDAY 2

5 Reasons Why You Keep Dying in PAYDAY 2

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PAYDAY 2 is a pretty fun game: you and three of your closest friends plan and carry out heists from little jewelry outlets to huge megabanks, looting and pillaging to your hearts’ content. But, D.C.’s finest aren’t going to let you just waltz in whenever you diddly darn feel like it.… Read more...

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6 Unspoken Truths About Writing Video Game Reviews

6 Unspoken Truths About Writing Video Game Reviews

Now that I’m out of college, people are always asking me, “Do you have a job lined up?” If I had a nickel for every time I heard that question or others like it, I wouldn’t need a job in the first place. Most of the time, I work with web design and copywriting  for a handful of other websites and businesses outside of the gaming industry (from fitness blogs to apartment rental services), but I’ll often say I have my own video game website that I write for and strive to make a name in the video game industry, somehow, some way.… Read more...

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5 Ways to Save Money as a PC Gamer

5 Ways to Save Money as a PC Gamer

Can you remember the last time you bought a physical copy of a PC game? Personally, I can’t, though the latest of the only two physical games I have in my possession is dated 2010. With the likes of Steam, GOG, Origin, and a bunch of other digital retailers, buying games from all eras has become easier than ever.… Read more...

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Top 10 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Quotes

Top 10 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Quotes

In case you haven’t figured it out already, I am a sucker for good writing. Books, television, movies, and (duh) video games are always better if they can get me to forget which world I’m living in. Aside from the BioShock series, I think Deus Ex really hits home for me, as far as philosophy and critique on the human condition are concerned.… Read more...

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From the Editor: Reviewing How We Review

In the wake of #GamerGate, I was honestly kind of torn. I had to think long and hard about whether or not I felt like I was contributing something worthwhile to the journalism side of the video game industry–and by worthwhile, I mean valuable. With a lot of the ethical questions arising within the industry as DLC, Early Access, and day-after-launch patches become more and more commonplace, upon reflection I felt that the way we talk about games might have to change.… Read more...

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Another 10 ‘Total War: Rome II’ Quotes

With the popularity of our last ten Total War: Rome II quotes, in the spirit of Total War Week, as well as the immortal wisdom of the Classical sages of yesteryear, we figured it might be neat to revisit and regale you all with more witty quips that we’ve found.

10. “The strong did what they could, and the weak suffered what they must.” – Thucydides

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Top 10 ‘Mass Effect 2’ Quotes

It’s been four years since the resurrection of Commander Shepard. Four years and I still haven’t beaten Mass Effect 2, though I’ve made it my mission to do so by the end of the summer. I mean, I have Mass Effect 3 but haven’t even played it yet since I want to finish what I started all the way back in Mass Effect 1.… Read more...

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Top 10 ‘Civilization V’ Quotes

Heralded as one of the champions of the turn-based strategy genre, the Civilization franchise has a surprising amount of depth not only in gameplay and tactics, but in the grand Civilopedia as well. When developing new technology or successfully completing a World Wonder, the game not only rewards you with wise sayings from brilliant artists, scientists, and philosophers, but also with the soothing voice of William Morgan Sheppard.… Read more...

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Spotlight: Meet the Suikoden Revival Movement

Spotlight: Meet the Suikoden Revival Movement

If it’s one group of people on this earth that understand the need to accomplish quests, it’s gamers. And there’s no other group I can think of readily with such tenacity as gamers riled up about something they want. Such is the case with the Suikoden Revival Movement, a collection of over 21,000 fans who want to see Suikoden brought back to its former glory, having been dissatisfied with the series’ current direction.… Read more...

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Top 10 Fallout 3 Quotes

Top 10 Fallout 3 Quotes

So I’m a Fallout fanboy. What of it? Like any warm-blooded American, I like games with an awesome story, ridiculous amounts of gore, and sassy characters. Throw in a nuclear Armageddon and retro-futuristic elements and I’m sold. The biggest aspect that seals the deal for me on this title, however, are the quotes. Insightful, dark, and, at times, humorous and quirky, it’s the people and their sayings that make me almost wish to live in a world as vast and desolate as the Capital Wasteland.… Read more...

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5 Countries You Should Try in Europa Universalis IV

Europa Universalis IV gives us a chance to rewrite what we know in the history books.  What if Sweden chose to fulfill the ambitions of their Viking ancestors and conquered the British Isles?  What if Sardinia-Piedmont had united Italy 300 years earlier? What if the Czechs defended their lands from the clutches of the greedy Habsburgs and colonized North America?… Read more...

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Top 10 Total War: Rome II Quotes


The Classical Era along with the rise and fall of the Roman Empire has done much to shape Western civilization, providing the foundations for which today’s societies are built upon (or at least, have been somewhat influenced by). From this period of time, the ideas of democracy and imperialism were born, and some of the greatest tales of Western mythology have been woven into the human literary tapestry.… Read more...

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Top 10 BioShock Infinite Quotes

Top 10 BioShock Infinite Quotes

The BioShock series probably has some of the best writing I’ve seen in video games. With good writing of any sort comes good lessons that we can derive from it. When I was still in high school, my mother bought me the very first BioShock game as a reward for having good grades that quarter and I beat it within the first night.… Read more...

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Top 10 ‘Max Payne 3’ Quotes

So I’m a big ol’ Max Payne fanboy. What can I say, I can’t help myself. Having grown up with the series telling the story of a stellar cop’s fall from grace and watching him pick up the pieces was better than any books that I read as a kid. That and with my own struggle with depression and anxiety, I could almost identify with Max.… Read more...

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