Gaming

REVIEW: Culinary Chaos: ‘Family Style’ is Unbelievably Fun March 11, 2020Katie CullenREVIEW: Culinary Chaos: 'Family Style' is Unbelievably Fun

Family Style is the most fun I’ve had in a multiplayer game in a good long while. I first played the game at DreamHack Anaheim 2020, standing in a circle with several other people, holding a mobile phone and tossing ingredients to one another as we laughed and got louder as the game’s pace ramped ...
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REVIEW: A Show For Gamers: DreamHack Anaheim 2020 Highlights and Top 5 Games February 24, 2020Katie CullenREVIEW: A Show For Gamers: DreamHack Anaheim 2020 Highlights and Top 5 Games

DreamHack Anaheim 2020 marks the first time that DreamHack, a gaming lifestyle festival spanning multiple countries across three continents, had a show on the west coast of the United States. I dropped by on Saturday, looking forward to seeing what DreamHack Anaheim had to offer and playing some video games, and I was not disappointed. ...
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Breaking Games at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 July 18, 2019fanversationBreaking Games at San Diego Comic-Con 2019

Reminiscent of the game Spoons, Can’t Catch Harry is a family friendly card game by Breaking Games that requires very little rule explaining. Get a four of kind…Grab one of the characters from Odd 1s Out…Don’t be last. Other than that, enjoy the adorable art style and sleek game design. Make sure to stop by booth ...
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GAMING: It’s Not Easy Being Green: What To Do When Your Team Goes 0-7 May 6, 2019Katie CullenGAMING: It’s Not Easy Being Green: What To Do When Your Team Goes 0-7

Overwatch League has had an incredible second season, with the introduction of multiple expansion teams, multiple upsets of top-tier teams, and several teams managing perfect 7-0 stages. That said, it hasn’t been easy for everyone: for every win one team gets, another team gets the matching loss, and some teams get more than most, with ...
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REVIEW: Sound and Fury Signifying Very Little: Overwatch’s Storm Rising Event Is a Disappointment April 17, 2019Katie CullenREVIEW: Sound and Fury Signifying Very Little: Overwatch’s Storm Rising Event Is a Disappointment

On Tuesday, Overwatch released their third Archives mission, a story-based PvE event that delves into the history of Overwatch and allows players to play through events from the past. Archives missions tend to build on Overatch’s already extensive lore and are generally well-received by players, to the point where they tend to be the most ...
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What Did He Say? An Overwatch League Jargon Primer November 3, 2018Katie CullenWhat Did He Say? An Overwatch League Jargon Primer

I have a habit of attending Overwatch League matches on my own; it tends to be a good way to get a great seat, get to know other fans, and make new memories. One of those in particular has stuck with me, and not for the reasons most League memories stick around. Towards the end of ...
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REVIEW: Top 5 Moments of the Overwatch League All-Star Match – Los Angeles 2018 August 29, 2018Katie CullenREVIEW: Top 5 Moments of the Overwatch League All-Star Match - Los Angeles 2018

The first season of the Overwatch League officially ended this past weekend with an All-Star Weekend. The hosts and shoutcasters took a turn playing on Overwatch teams; players tried their hand at Mystery Heroes; and it all culminated in Sunday’s All-Star Match. Part exhibition match, part popularity contest, the All-Star Match was an opportunity for League ...
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REVIEW: I Played Skyrim On My Alexa and It Is Hilarious June 14, 2018Katie CullenREVIEW: I Played Skyrim On My Alexa and It Is Hilarious

I’ve never played an Elder Scrolls game in my life, partially because I never had the correct console and partially because I prefer my fantasy games to be a little more candy coated, at least on the surface (Undertale and Kingdom Hearts, anyone?). That said, I’ve heard a lot about them – from gaming sites ...
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REVIEW: Looking For Group In App Form: Welcome to AllKnightr June 7, 2018Katie CullenREVIEW: Looking For Group In App Form: Welcome to AllKnightr

“Looking for group” is a commonly used phrase in gaming circles: it means you want to play, but don’t have anyone to play with. At a time when people’s schedules are busier than ever and nearly every social media platform shows updates out of date, trying to find someone to game with you when you ...
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REVIEW: Kingdom Hearts Union Cross Hosts First Dandelion Meeting April 18, 2018Katie CullenREVIEW: Kingdom Hearts Union Cross Hosts First Dandelion Meeting

Square-Enix loves its fans, and they’re not afraid to express it. Every official Square-Enix event I’ve been to has been well-organized, exciting, and fun, and Sunday’s Dandelion Meeting exemplified that in spades. Months ago, the Kingdom Hearts Union Cross (KHUX) official Twitter account announced a fan meeting in Anaheim for KHUX players, called Dandelions after a ...
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REVIEW: Overwatch: Retribution: A Dark Story With Brilliant Gameplay April 13, 2018Katie CullenREVIEW: Overwatch: Retribution: A Dark Story With Brilliant Gameplay

When I initially looked at the setup for Overwatch: Retribution, Overwatch’s newest Archives event, I was worried. Team composition is incredibly important in Overwatch, and the team comp for Retribution’s story mode is uneven, to put it lightly. I’d seen too many DPS-heavy parties in normal Overwatch play end in disaster to trust that a ...
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Welcome to the Archives: Overwatch Announces "Retribution" Event April 6, 2018Katie CullenWelcome to the Archives: Overwatch Announces "Retribution" Event

The most exciting part of last night’s Overwatch League match between the LA Valiant and Seoul Dynasty wasn’t SoOn’s amazing Widowmaker play; it was the halftime show. Jeff Kaplan, from the Overwatch team, came out onstage to tumultuous cheers and applause to introduce the newest Overwatch event: Retribution, the latest story in the newly founded ...
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