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Robert Lashley

Resident bald guy and all around awesome dude, Rob Lashley takes this weekly column to talk about the games he's playing, following, and sometimes developer interviews too.

Listen All Y'All...It's Sabotage!

Rob flew down to Plano last week to visit Robot Entertainment and take a look at Orcs Must Die Unchained. This is one of the only games in the last five years to have him do a 180 on his opinion in a good way from Beta to release.

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladiolus

Square Enix released the first major DLC to their critical hit Final Fantasy XV earlier this week. Rob jumped in to get some impressions. He ended up sticking around and completing the entire thing. Here is what he thought.

Pathfinder Online:  The Way Ahead

This weekend Paizo CEO Lisa Stevens sent out a letter to the Pathfinder Online community to explain the road forward. Rob chimes in with his thoughts on the topic.

Elder Scrolls Online - The ESO Plus Proposition

Rob’s been knee deep in ESO for the past week and even splurged for ESO Plus this month but it has left him wondering in the long run is it really worth it?

Elder Scrolls Online - Little House on the Ebony Flask

With the news of the pending ESO expansion Rob felt like there was no time like the present to jump back in and see what all the fuss was about.

For Honor - Endless War

Not sure what to expect Rob jumped into the For Honor Beta. He survived long enough to send back this report.

Nintendo - Switching It Up

As a lifelong Nintendo customer Rob is glad to see more of the switch. As a realist he isn't sure how well it will do. Read on for what can make the Switch a success.

My Vote: The Breakdown

Rob’s back this week with his final introspective piece on 2016 and thoughts on a cancelled game.

A Great Year for JRPGs

This week Rob reflects on the stellar year we had for JRPGs. A once diminishing brand in the west.

Space Hulk: Deathwing; Not Quite Dead in Space

Rob’s back this week with a preview of the new Space Hulk first person shooter Deathwing. Not to be confused with the turn based electronic board game Space Hulk that came out in 2013 or the Space Hulk from EA back in 1993. It can be terribly confusing. Read on for more details.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Gamers

It’s that time of the year again. Where your pocket is hurting but you’ve hopefully put some joy in your heart and those of your friends and loved ones. Rob’s has some possible gift ideas for the gamer in your life so you don’t have to rattle your brain too hard on what to get them.

Thanks from Rob

Rob Lashley offers thanks on this Thanksgiving Day, for our readers, for his life, and of course... for games.

On the Table: D&D and Video Game Folktales

Blurb: Earlier this week it was announced that Dungeons and Dragons would be inducted into the video game hall of fame. Read on for Rob’s thoughts and two stories about how D&D may or may not have directly influenced two classic Nintendo games.

Paper Mario: Color Splash; Splashtastic

Is this the last great game on the Wii U? Rob takes a quick dive into Paper Mario: Color Splash to paint you a picture of what you can expect.

Gwent: A Cut Above

The fantastic world of hunters and beasts imagined by Andrzej Sapkowski and popularized in the series of Witcher video games by CD Projekt Red has a new collectible card game on the horizon - Gwent. Recently, the CCG entered closed beta. Rob spent a few hours playing over the past week. These are his first impressions.