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Ron Welch

I love dissecting game design, seeing what works and what could be improved. While RPGs, shooters, and strategy games are my favorites, I'll tackle just about anything. I also do voice overs, make an award winning wing sauce, and (formerly) write about post-apocalyptic goodness.

Articles by Ron Welch

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Beholder 2 Review - Where’s Your 27b/6?

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Did you ever play Papers, Please? Did you wish there was a little more political sabotage and a little less paperwork? If so, you should play Beholder 2.

Published: Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:00
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Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus Review: Turn-Based Perfection

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In the grim darkness of the far future, there are no men of science, only priests serving the immortal machine.

Published: Sun, 12/02/2018 - 12:00
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10 Years of Left 4 Dead: Hunters and Boomers and Smokers, Oh My!

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Published: Sat, 11/17/2018 - 14:00

Gaming Obscura: Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland

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Goosebumps was an incredible thing for ‘90s kids. Now, 25 years later, the children’s horror anthology is still growing.

Published: Mon, 10/15/2018 - 14:00
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10 Years of Saints Row 2 - Anti-Charles Bronson

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Saints Row 2 represents a different time, not just for Volition, but for games as a whole.

Published: Sun, 10/14/2018 - 13:00
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10 Years of Spore - A Reputation Well-Deserved?

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It is better to innovate and fall short than to stagnate and succeed. Every misstep is a small success, a burst of inspiration telling us what can be improved.

Published: Thu, 09/06/2018 - 13:00
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Saints Row IV Five Years Later - Hail to the Chief

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Every Saints Row game, I think, represents the commercialization of both the 3rd Street Saints and the franchise itself.

Published: Mon, 08/20/2018 - 14:00
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Thief of Thieves Review - Post Mortem

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The protagonist of Thief of Thieves is often insulted for being a jack of all trades, master of none. That phrase also describes the game itself and carries the same negative connotation.

Published: Sat, 08/18/2018 - 12:00
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Five Years of Papers, Please - Glory to Arstotzka

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Mass Effect. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. Saints Row. When a game’s title music puts you in just the right mood, you know you’re in for a good time.

Published: Wed, 08/08/2018 - 13:00
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Beholder 2 Will Make You Empathize with NPCs

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Adventure games are evolving. The days where bestselling titles like Day of the Tentacle and Sam & Max Hit the Road reigned are long behind us.

Published: Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:00
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Pool Panic Review - Look, But Don't Touch

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It’s hard to recover from a bad first impression. That’s the story of Pool Panic, the newest title from Rekim and Adult Swim Games.

Published: Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:00
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Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis Rewind Review - Dinosaur Therapy Simulator

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Who wouldn’t want their own Jurassic Park? Who wouldn’t their own island paradise filled with ancient reptilian beasts, viewed from the safety of an electric fence?

Published: Mon, 07/23/2018 - 13:00