Jason Wagner

Galactic Civilizations 3: Preview

Galactic Civilizations 3: Preview

Galactic Civilizations III (GalCiv3) is the follow up to the well-received Galactic Civilizations II by Stardock Entertainment.  The game is currently in early access on Steam, with a release date tentatively set for April 2015. For those new to the series (like me),...

Nostalgiaville: The Halo Master Chief Collection

When Halo: the Master Chief Collection was announced earlier this year, I sent a text to a friend and fellow Halo enthusiast, asking him rhetorically if we were going to play through the Halo 2 campaign on Legendary. The Halo 2 Anniversary edition alone was worth the...

Halloween Week – Facing Fears in Silent Hill

Here’s an All Hallow’s Eve confession: I hate survival horror games. I managed to fumble my way through Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2 with the help of my best friend, but the experiences left me feeling weak and afraid of the entire genre. So I’ve purposely...

Sorcerer King: Preview

Sorcerer King (SK) is an upcoming 4X strategy game from Stardock Entertainment that is currently in early access on Steam. In this game the eponymous villain has already conquered the world and is about to achieve godhead by casting the spell of making. The player is...

Review: Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes

Review: Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes

For me, 4X strategy games begin and end with Civilization. I’ve tried others in this subgenre over the years, but I always kept on going back to the time honored Sid Meier franchise. At some point I decided I only have room for one such series in my life, since they...

Microsoft E3 Press Conference: What Stood Out?

Microsoft E3 Press Conference: What Stood Out?

Earlier today I watched the Microsoft E3 media briefing, and as expected the company focused entirely on upcoming games. My Xbox One has not been getting nearly as much play time as my PS4 or PC these days, so I’ve been waiting for E3 to give me a taste of what I can...

Review: The Elder Scrolls Online

Review: The Elder Scrolls Online

In many respects, the Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) is a remarkable achievement. I was fully prepared to jump into the world of Tamriel in what seemed like a can’t-go-wrong proposition: take the gargantuan single player RPG online as a massively multiplayer game....

Review: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Review: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is short and brutal. As I completed my first play through of the main campaign – clocking in at just a hair under two hours – I couldn’t shake the feeling that I had just experienced the revitalization of the franchise, and what had...

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