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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 new city is constructed in Humankind

Humankind Gets Cultural in Course of Human History

Preview
Humankind offers more depth and a new take on the popular 4X genre with the additions of culture and avatar creation that looks to add more creativity and mechanics to the formula.
Published: Tue, 06/01/2021 - 10:00
A final assault as the rebels hold out against the Saxons

Iron Harvest: Operation Eagle Review

Review
Iron Harvest: Operation Eagle is a significant DLC that adds new flying units and a story that continues to expand on the interesting fictional history created in the original Iron Harvest.
Published: Thu, 05/27/2021 - 11:00
A snowy land mass on the horizon

Subnautica: Below Zero Review

Review
Subnautica: Below Zero combines the beauty and wonderment of the original game with new storytelling and items to keep things fresh.
Published: Tue, 05/11/2021 - 12:00
Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 - How to Get Your Car and Complete Human Nature Quest

Guide

Right around the time after you complete "The Heist" quest, you’ll suddenly find yourself missing your car.

Published: Sat, 12/12/2020 - 09:05
Aiming down sight of an rifle during intense combat

Cyberpunk 2077 - 8 Essential Perks for Any Play Style

Guide

Whether you’re playing a bruising melee fighter, a stealthy assassin, or a hacker, there are a number of perks that will benefit you regardless of your play style in Cyberpunk 2077.

Published: Fri, 12/11/2020 - 15:05
A boss battle underway in Empire of Sin

Empire of Sin Review

Review

Time to embrace your inner criminal mastermind in Empire of Sin, the new turn-based tactics game from John Romero.

Published: Mon, 11/30/2020 - 10:00
A closeup of a Dwarf Fighter

Baldur's Gate 3 Fighter Guide

Guide
The Fighter class in Baldur's Gate 3 is a great introductory class. This guide covers the subclasses, useful abilities, and general tips for succeeding.
Published: Wed, 10/14/2020 - 19:38
A bloody battle is underway

Baldur's Gate 3 Storms the Early Access Gates

Preview

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

Guide
Baldur's Gate 3 Ranger is the ideal long-range specialist. This guide breaks down the best spells, class passives, and how to level your ranger.
Published: Mon, 10/12/2020 - 19:09
Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3 Wizard Guide

Guide
Wizards are one of the strongest classes available in Baldur's Gate 3. This guide helps with picking the best spells and subclasses for the Wizard class.
Published: Sat, 10/10/2020 - 23:42
Lining up a shot on an opponent with ice magic

Spellbreak Review

Review

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

Published: Fri, 10/09/2020 - 11:00