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Alec Blouin

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When not playing video games, Alec is enjoying tabletop RPGs, landscaping, writing bad fiction, 80's music, and knocking over your trash bins. Do not feed him after midnight.


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…

All Walls Must Fall Early Access

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…

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…

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…

Dawn of Andromeda Review – Hit The Snooze

It’s difficult to fully understand what’s wrong and what works regarding Dawn of Andromeda. When you start it up, you’re greeted with a title screen mimicking every other space-based 4x: a…

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. Always searching for your next drink of water, shying away from bandit groups…

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Fort Triumph

Fort Triumph could be called “fantasy XCOM,”” but I don’t think this phrase gives it enough credit. Sure, it looks similar to a fantasy XCOM when you see clips of…

8-Bit Invaders! Review – Space Is Smaller Than You Think

The real-time strategy genre is rife with complication. Playing RTS games is easy, and winning matches is straightforward. However, actually being good at any given title requires dedication. Hundreds of…

Utopia Is The First Major Expansion For Stellaris

Paradox Interactive announced a double whammy enhancing their empire-building space strategy title, Stellaris. Alongside the release of the upcoming update affectionately referred to as “Banks” (a reference to beloved science…

Atlas Reactor Review- The Exploding Chess Board

When I saw the cartoonish trailer for Atlas Reactor, I inwardly groaned. I played Team Fortress 2 through five years of college, and I knew the formula. A cutesy, racially diverse…