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Alex Verdini

Staff Writer

A gamer since his earliest memory, Alex enjoys practically every video game genre known to humankind (with a particular favoritism toward shooters and RPGs). He's been a long time Dungeons & Dragons player, and he has a fondness for board games and tabletop RPGs.

Articles by Alex Verdini

A closeup of a Dwarf Fighter

Baldur's Gate 3 Fighter Guide


Fighters have always been a standard introduction into the world of Dungeons & Dragons.

Published: Wed, 10/14/2020 - 19:38
A bloody battle is underway

Baldur's Gate 3 Storms the Early Access Gates


The meshing of modern RPG mechanics, fused together with the Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition ruleset, is a magical experience with the return to the Baldur’s Gate universe.

Published: Tue, 10/13/2020 - 13:00
A closeup of the Ranger in Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3 Ranger Guide


Rangers sometimes feel like the odd class out in Dungeons & Dragons, and in Baldur’s Gate 3 this is true as well.

Published: Mon, 10/12/2020 - 19:09
Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3 Wizard Guide


The big damage dealer, and arguably one of the best spellcasters in Dungeons & Dragons, is without a doubt the Wizard.

Published: Sat, 10/10/2020 - 23:42
Lining up a shot on an opponent with ice magic

Spellbreak Review


Another day, another battle royale. Enter the magical version this time.

Published: Fri, 10/09/2020 - 11:00
Mechs battle in an epic alternate history setting of Iron Harvest

Iron Harvest Review


Its been a while since we’ve had a massive real-time strategy campaign to play through.

Published: Tue, 09/01/2020 - 17:35
The final assault of the enemy's headquarters in Iron Harvest

Iron Harvest Steams Ahead with Mechs


Iron Harvest is a return to the traditional, competitive style real-time strategy genre.

Published: Fri, 08/14/2020 - 09:00
A battle rages all around in A Total War Saga: Troy

A Total War Saga: Troy Review


Annual franchises can be a bit of scary undertaking these days.

Published: Wed, 08/12/2020 - 10:00
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A Total War Saga: Troy Blends Myth With Reality


Like the Iliad, the Total War series has had a long and storied tradition.

Published: Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:00
The protagonists of A Fold Apart reunite

A Fold Apart Review


A Fold Apart releases at a particularly difficult time. With a global pandemic underway, most of us are isolating in our homes.

Published: Fri, 04/17/2020 - 06:00
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Hearts of Iron IV: La Resistance Review


In the months and years following the German occupation of France during World War II, the people of France found it troubling dealing with the oppressive regime placed upon them.

Published: Fri, 03/06/2020 - 11:00
A battle underway in Empires in Ruins

Flawed Foundations Lead to Empires in Ruins


Steel yourself, soldier! A rebellion threatens the entire Western Marches and all that stands between them overthrowing your empire is your carefully placed towers. Empires in Ruins is an

Published: Mon, 02/17/2020 - 11:00