Author Archives: Jason Eckhart

About

Jason's the name, gamin' is my...game. I'm a Kansas City boy (yes, its an actual city with buildings!) who is a cook by trade. Earliest gaming memories are JRPGs, but my tastes have evolved into loving all types of games, both electronic and the board variant. Half-Life, Zelda, and Grand Theft Auto are among my favorites.

Dota 2 Heropedia: Vengeful Spirit

[Heropedia is a look at the many heroes of Dota 2. While the 100+ choices may seem daunting at first, I am here to guide your way through the massive list. Starting with  the “easiest” to learn heroes, this feature will focus on an individual’s abilities and general tactics.] Shendelzare, the VENGEFUL SPIRIT (Support)   Enjoy the ranged stun of Wraith King, but don’t like the weight that comes with being a Carry? Do you like auras that will benefit [...]

Dota 2 Documentary “Free to Play” Gets Release Date

After being the the works for about three years, Valve announced yesterday that their first documentary “Free to Play“, will be released on March 19th. Free to Play follows the lives of three professional Dota players as the train for The International, Valve’s annual Dota tournament. Judging from the few trailers and shorts I’ve seen, Valve seems to have gone above and beyond in terms of production value. With Free to Play being free to anyone with Steam, I highly [...]

Dota 2 Heropedia: Wraith King

Heropedia is a look at the many heroes of Dota 2. While the 100+ choices may seem daunting at first, I am here to guide your way through the massive list. Starting with  the “easiest” to learn heroes, this feature will focus on an individual’s abilities and general tactics. WRAITH KING (Carry) Juggernaut too squishy for you? Believe in second chances? Is two abilities too much for you to handle and use correctly? Wraith King is your man. Big criticals, lifesteal, [...]

Not the Robots Review – Roguelike, Robots and Randomness

The stealth genre seems to be a hard nut to crack. Aside from a few standouts, stealth seems to be a mechanic that is often touched, but rarely perfected. Metal Gear Solid is likely the most well know stealth game, even though it sports a heavy dose of action to keep players on their toes. Splinter Cell made a splash on the scene with its “smart” AI and dependence on shadows to keep Sam hidden from his enemies.  But yet again [...]

Dota 2 Heropedia: Juggernaut

Heropedia is a look at the many heroes of Dota 2. While the 100+ choices may seem daunting at first, I am here to guide your way through the massive list. Starting with  the “easiest” to learn heroes, this feature will focus on an individual’s abilities and general tactics. JUGGERNAUT (Semi-Carry) When you are fed up playing support Lich for your team and you just want to slice some fools up, Juggernaut is your man. His blade thirsts for the [...]

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with this Dota 2 Update

Valve is further gaining the love of MOBA players. In honor of the Chinese New Year, the “Year of the Horse”, Valve has decide to release a massive update for its flagship Free-to-play game, Dota 2. This is the fourth major update within six months. At this rate, Dota fans have nothing to offer but unabashed joy for Valve. The company has shown that they can communicate with their community, and continue to put out high quality content at a [...]

Dota 2 Heropedia – Lich

Heropedia is a look at the many heroes of Dota 2. While the 100+ choices may seem daunting at first, I am here to guide your way through the massive list. Starting with  the “easiest” to learn heroes, this feature will focus on an individual’s abilities and general tactics. LICH (Support) Lich is one of the first heroes I introduce to new players, his slow-centric abilities are simple to understand and execute, and he can be extremely helpful even if [...]

Infinite Themes: Slappin’ Pucks and Pumpin’ Fists

I am not a fan of sports. Growing up as a “hardcore” gamer, sports never really appealed to me, especially watching them. While I understand the rules and regulations of a large majority of sports, they just don’t have the same draw to me as they do to others. Why would I freak out about the achievements of other people? So when it comes to playing a game based on activities that I don’t really watch? No thank you.  Why [...]

Infinite Themes: Dead Space series

Look, I’m a sucker for space. Alien is one of my favorite movies, Mars Curiosity landed on my birthday, and Moon Pies are my favorite snack. Space is dope. When I found out there was a third person action horror game being set in space, I was ecstatic. Enter Visceral Game’s Dead Space. Released in 2008 on the Xbox 360/PS3/PC, Dead Space has you taking control of Isaac Clarke. Isaac is a man of no words, who is a simple engineer [...]

Titanfall’s Player Cap set in for 6v6

One of this big draws of the newest console generation is the ability for console players to finally be able to play massive games online with each other. Before, most games were locked in at 24 or 32 players, but with the release of Battlefield 4, console gamers were finally able to get the the “PC” experience with 64 players online. While this may seem like the new standard for shooters, Respawn Entertainment seems to be taking its own route [...]

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