What’s Metzge Playing – March 2017

What’s Metzge Playing – March 2017

Another month has gone by already. While I was pretty quick on sharing my February list of games, I’m just squeaking by trying to get you this month’s edition of “What’s Metzge Playing.” In case you’re wondering what I am, indeed, playing, I can sum it up thusly: not much lately.… Read more...

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What’s Metzge Playing – February 2017

What’s Metzge Playing – February 2017

Given our love/hate relationship with writing reviews, we decided to supplement the goings-on of the industry with a little segment called “What’s Metzge Playing.” As you can deduce, this’ll be a monthly list of games I find myself consumed with, revisiting old classics while introducing games you might not have heard of yet.… Read more...

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5 Reasons Why You Keep Dying in Crusader Kings II

5 Reasons Why You Keep Dying in Crusader Kings II

Prior to my (almost shameful) accumulation of 340+ hours playing everyone’s favorite brethren-killing simulator, understanding the ins and outs of wise stewardship and kingdom building was far out of reach.… Read more...

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Reviews in Haiku – May 2016

Reviews in Haiku – May 2016

// < !).push({}); // ]]> Just in case you were wondering, my stance on video game reviews hasn’t changed after my rant last month.… Read more...

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5 Reasons Why You Keep Dying in War Thunder

5 Reasons Why You Keep Dying in War Thunder

// < !).push({}); // ]]> I’ve been an on/off War Thunder player for a while now. For a free-to-play game, it’s easily one of my favorites.… Read more...

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5 Reasons Why You Keep Dying in Destiny

5 Reasons Why You Keep Dying in Destiny

// < !).push({}); // ]]> I’ve never been a huge fan of the first person shooter genre. I avoided Call of Duty, Halo, as they simply didn’t appeal to me.… 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.… 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. It's then that people kinda smirk or cock an eyebrow and look at me strange. "Right, so what are you really gonna do for work?"

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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. However, what was once considered convenience has now become a pox upon the wallets of a once proud and grateful race: the PC gamer.

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5 Reasons Why You Keep Dying in Battlefield 4

5 Reasons Why You Keep Dying in Battlefield 4

Normally, I like to think I'm pretty good at first person shooters. I rock at ArmA 3 and I can hold my own in PAYDAY 2 and Contagion, but for some reason I keep getting ganked in Battlefield 4. "Surely, I just suck," I often think to myself, sulking as some hapless 14-year-old consistently nails me in the head with his tricked out QBZ-95-1. However, it's accurate to say that Battlefield 4 takes some time getting used to and if you haven't played a fast-paced multiplayer game like this in a while, you certainly have a gauntlet ahead of you before your K/D ratio is positive.

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EA explains ‘Battlefield 4,’ ‘SimCity’ issues: “When you push innovation, you miss other things”

EA explains ‘Battlefield 4,’ ‘SimCity’ issues: “When you push innovation, you miss other things”

Despite both Battlefield 4 and SimCity being out for a while, Electronic Arts apparently still feels the need to defend itself from criticism due to the terrible launches of both products. However, this latest appeal to the Internet had me scratching my head as EA CEO Andrew Wilson responded with this little gem: "Building games is very hard... when you push innovation, you miss other things." I just... I can't even.

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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.

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