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Alec Blouin

Staff Writer

I'm a Native Alaskan transgender army brat who has lived and worked 9 jobs in 12 states. On my spare time I play all things strategy, watch way too many movies, and follow random stray cats at 2am.

Articles by Alec Blouin

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Overgrowth Review - The Floor is Lava


Back in 2005, a little game called Lugaru released. It was classically early 2000s story material with the graphics of a late 90s game.

Published: Fri, 11/10/2017 - 09:00
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X-Morph: Defense Review - There Goes the Neighborhood


I remember being entranced at a young age by building destruction animations in early RTS titles.

Published: Sat, 11/04/2017 - 09:00
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Project Remedium Review - Fighting the Sniffles


The number of interpretations of what it would be like to climb inside the human body on a microscopic scale are endless.

Published: Mon, 10/30/2017 - 09:00
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Oregon Trail Comes to the Modern Day With Travel Oregon Game


Travel Oregon, the face of the Oregon Tourism Commision, has released a licensed tribute to the original Oregon Trail video game.

Published: Sat, 10/28/2017 - 14:00
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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Review - Three's Company


The problem with coming out with an expansion as large as XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is that it can overshadow the base game.

Published: Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:00
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Tooth and Tail Review - Fur and Loathing


There's a story, possibly just a legend by now, of a time when a real-time strategy game was ridiculously popular on a console release.

Published: Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:00
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Oriental Empires Review - Art and War


Oriental Empires immediately captured my eye.

Published: Sat, 09/16/2017 - 09:00
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All Walls Must Fall Early Access Impressions - The Club Can't Even Handle Me


I can only imagine the boardroom at inbetweengames (a studio made up of 3 former YAGER veterans) during the development of All Walls Must Fall.

Published: Wed, 08/23/2017 - 13:00
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Endless Space 2 Review - The Dust Must Flow


Upon first appearances, Endless Space 2 does not seem to make any new major strides in the 4X genre.

Published: Wed, 08/16/2017 - 09:00
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Dawn of War III Review - None Shall Find Us Wanting


The Space Marine has always filled a special spot in nearly every form of media.

Published: Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:33
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Dawn of Andromeda Review - Hit The Snooze


It's difficult to fully understand what's wrong and what works regarding Dawn of Andromeda.

Published: Mon, 05/08/2017 - 11:00
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Diluvion Review - The Ice Must Floe


When you think "post-apocalypse", most people think of a Mad Max-style world of ruin and cutthroat survival.

Published: Fri, 05/05/2017 - 13:00