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Alec Blouin

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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.


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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. One huge difference was the fighting…

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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. Red Alert 2 included buildings exploding and falling apart in realistic detail, from your…

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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. This is a concept that has likely been…

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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. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has released licenses to a variety of…

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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. Upon downloading and starting up a…

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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. This was a magical time before…

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Oriental Empires Review – Art and War

Oriental Empires immediately captured my eye. I’m a big fan of looking back in time, and anyone who has studied Chinese history knows the “Warring States” period was one of…

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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. I can see them with an…

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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. The title, the cover art, the opening menu, all of them…

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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. Big, grunty trigger pullers meant to fill an armored suit and yell about how they’re…