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Evan Hitchings

I've been playing both boardgames and videogames my entire life. I grew up in a boardgaming family, and started competing in boardgame tournaments when I was 9. I prefer games with direct competition and and player interaction.


KekRaptor: Capcom Rewards Fans With a Fifth Street Fighter V Beta

Throughout the development of Street Fighter V, Capcom has given fans an unprecedented amount of access through online beta tests. Most fighting games only give gamers a chance to try…

Understanding Skill in Competitive Games

Spend time on any forum for a competitive game and you’ll hear the term “skill” thrown around a lot. “This game takes a lot of skill,” “that class takes no…

Capcom is Making an Ass of Itself with Street Fighter V Censorship

By now anyone paying close attention to Street Fighter V has heard of some of the recent content changes. In an update released in November, the camera angle for R.…

Paladins: Champions of the Realm Beta Impressions

Paladins, the upcoming game from Hi-Rez Studios, is rather difficult to describe succinctly. It’s either a class-based team-oriented FPS with light MOBA elements, or a highly casual MOBA with FPS…

Conquest At Kismet: Storm vs Trice Review: Solid Gameplay, But Little Variety

Conquest At Kismet: Storm vs Trice is a head-to-head asymmetrical card game with a sci-fi theme. As you can probably guess from the title, one player controls Storm, the other,…

RESISTOR_ Review – Quick, Deep, and Innovative

RESISTOR_ is quite likely the least violent game about nuclear annihilation ever created. Instead of armies or political leaders, you and your opponent each control a supercomputer in charge of…

Exceed Preview: Exceeding My Expectations

Currently wrapping up its Kickstarter, Exceed is the new dueling card game from Level 99 Games. Originally designed to be an alternate version of BattleCON (the other dueling card game…

Blood Bowl 2 Review – It Will Leave You Wanting More

Ah, Blood Bowl, the classic ultra-violent sport set in the world of Warhammer. A bloody cross between rugby and football, Blood Bowl has had a devoted following among tabletop gamers…

Tinertia Review – 2D Rocketjumping Glory

Do you enjoy platformers? Do you believe that the best way to get from point A to point B is by firing a rocket at your feet and using the…

Roadkill Rivals Review – Fun, But a Bit Flat

Roadkill Rivals places 2-4 players in endless stretches of highway that cross the Southwest U.S., where they will compete to score the most points by turning desert animals into roadkill.…