If a dryad wisps in the woods does anybody hear it?: A ‘Heroes of the Storm’ guide for Lunara

Do you hear that sound, mortals? It’s the call of the Earth, beckoning you back to Mother Gaia.

Err… Sorry. That was just my cell phone. False alarm.

Speaking of being one with the Earth: A new Heroes of the Storm Hero was added to the roster this week in the form of Lunara, World of Warcraft dryad and follower of Cenarius. Continue reading

PREVIEW: ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ is far more than a new coat of paint

The stiff permafrost of the ice planet Hoth glistens as my squad of rebels ascend the forward hill. We breach the horizon and I ready my blaster pistol, ready to defe–

Crap. A sniper put me down with a head shot. Let’s try that again.

My allies scramble through the narrow corridors of Echo Base, attempting to reach the uplinks before Imperial troops can halt our progress. I step outside and am met with blinding daylight reflecting off miles of ice a–

Dead again. A snow trooper lobbed a thermal detonator into the doorway. Alright, one more time.

The AT-AT approaches as my team scurries through the trenches th–

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Better living through punching: A ‘Heroes of the Storm’ guide for the Monk, Kharazim

My name is Will Harrison and allow me to welcome you again for another Backlog Adventures character guide for the Blizzard MOBA Heroes of the Storm. In our last guide, we covered the awkwardly, awesomely adorable melee specialist Murky. This time around, I’ll be talking about the newest support character in the game, as well as the first support Hero from the Diablo universe: Kharazim, the Monk of Ivgorod.

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I wrote some words about attending Gen Con 2015

The muted, brown tones that coated the main exhibit hall of the Indiana Convention Center were merely a vessel for waves of noise and humanity. Taking reprieve of my exodus from the exhibit hall, I found myself slouched to the side of the hallway.

My feet bayed in pain like a wolf mournfully howling at the moon, though the reality was far less romantic. In this sea of  noise, sweat, and revelry I was auditorily assaulted by fragments of conversations coming from each and every direction.

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How to annoy enemies and teammates alike: A ‘Heroes of the Storm’ guide for Murky

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Welcome to the first of many Backlog Adventures guides, this time covering Blizzard’s new MOBA sensation, Heroes of the Storm. Today, we shall be covering a misunderstood and often underestimated hero, the Murloc specialist, Murky.

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On why I will never review a free-to-play title again

With the week that was E3 gone and past I find myself with a wealth of article ideas, topics, and conclusions that can all serve as ammunition for my writing. Of course, that in and of itself is a problem as well: When given the choice to do anything I tend to lose the urge to do so at all. In an effort to avoid this sad complacency I thought the best course of action would be smaller reviews of mobile games.

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On ‘The act of Not Writing’

Today I would like to talk about writing. To be more specific, I want to talk about not being able to write. Of course, I don’t mean some kind of debilitating infliction by which my hands can no longer move and I am left attempting to train a series of parrots-each with their own keyboard–to respond to an intricate series of whistles and mouth pops that will instruct them on which letters to type on my behalf

That would be absurd. Instead, let’s discuss the sheer inability to will yourself to write down words. Some call it ‘writer’s block.’ I call it a revolving wheel of apathy, personal failure, and extreme paranoia caused by an overactive superiority complex.

I guess that doesn’t fit on a t-tshirt, so let’s just refer to this phenomenon from this point out as The Cycle.

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