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GarrickDR

Garrick is a father of two and devoted husband. When he's not busy playing Final Fantasy XIV, he can usually be found drifting between a dozen different games in search of something to inspire him. His favorite game of all time is Diablo II, and he is unironically excited for Diablo Immortal to launch later this year, hopefully.

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April 2020
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Impressions From Our Island

With all of us at home or under some sort of quarantine, there's never been a better time to pick up a new game. Garrick is checking out Animal Crossing: New Horizons, recounting his first five days after his fateful meeting with Tom Nook.


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Razer Viper Mini Gaming Mouse Review

The Razer Viper is Razer's lightest mouse ever. At only $39, is it a good fit for gamers on a budget?


Nioh 2 Last Chance Trial Impressions

Join Garrick as he jumps into the Nioh 2 Last Chance Trial and breaks down the gameplay from Team Ninja's follow-up to their highly successful first act in the latest entry in our "Not So MMO" series.


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HyperX Cloud Flight S Wireless Headset Review

The newest headset from HyperX is here with the HyperX Cloud Flight S. It's wireless, offers 7.1 surround sound and Qi wireless charging. But is it worth $159.99?


Wild Terra 2: New Lands Closed Alpha Impressions

Wild Terra 2: New Lands is an isometric, sandbox MMORPG in the vein of ARK or Rust meets Albion Online. Developed and published by Juvty Worlds, this is the fourth game to come out of the small 4-person indie team based in Russia. Currently, there is an Alpha testing period going on until March 1st and the developers were kind enough to provide us access during this time. So how is Wild Terra 2 shaping up? Join us and see what we think!


Opinion: Phantasy Star Online 2 Feels Like A Free To Play Version Of FFXIV

With the conclusion of Phantasy Star Online 2’s closed Beta event on Xbox One this past weekend, I can say without a doubt in my mind that I will be playing it on Day 1 when it launches this Spring. Here are just a few of the comparisons I made during my brief time in Phantasy Star Online 2 and why I think it’s the free-to-play version of one of the best MMOs ever.


Atelier Dusk Trilogy Impressions

the Atelier Dusk Trilogy was just re-released recently on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Originally exclusive to the PS3, the three Atelier titles in the Dusk Trilogy – Ayesha, Escha & Logy, and Shallie – have had some noticeable improvements in making them feel less dated. Although this is not our full review of the trilogy, here are our initial thoughts for those looking into whether to buy the RPG series or not.


Monster Hunter World Iceborne PC Review

Monster Hunter World’s first expansion, Iceborne, launched on consoles four months ago but unfortunately – just like the base game – PC players had to wait to get their paws on the latest update. Finally, Iceborne’s new frozen region of Hoarfrost Reach and the new hub Seliana is available to explore on PC. With over 20 new monsters to hunt and a new Master Rank difficulty to progress through, this $39.99 expansion adds a meaty offering for Monster Hunter fans. Here’s our review.


Steelseries Apex 7 TKL Keyboard Review

The world of gaming keyboards is expanding more than ever before and it can be hard to tell why one is worth choosing over another. Today, we’re looking at one of the showiest we’ve seen yet with the Steelseries Apex 7 TKL. On the surface, it has flash but does the build quality and features add up? Join us as we find out.


Neverwinter Nights Nintendo Switch Review

Back in 2002, one of the greatest video games set in the prestigious Dungeons & Dragons universe, Neverwinter Nights, launched on PC to critical acclaim. Last year, this beloved title was given modern enhancements, like higher resolution packs and support for up to 4K displays, to make playing it on more up-to-date machines more enjoyable. Now, over one year since the Enhanced Edition launched, it is finally being ported over to consoles for the first time ever. But how does it fare on the Nintendo Switch? Here is our review.


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ADATA XPG Precog Electrostatic Gaming Headset Review

Xtreme Performance Gear, or XPG, by ADATA has introduced the world’s first dual driver gaming headset with electrostatic transducers: the XPG PRECOG gaming headset. This headset features hybrid drivers, including both 40mm dynamic neodymium drivers as well as electrostatic drivers for better treble. But does this hybrid system translate into better audio for gamers, and is the $199.99 price-tag worth it? Let’s take a closer look and find out.


Black Friday/Cyber Monday Best Deals Guide

It’s that time of year again - Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Cyber WEEK. Let’s ignore how these sales go longer every year because more time for deals is a good time for deals! We’ve collected some of the best sales we could find for all of your gaming needs. Read on to see when, where, and what you should buy this year!


Pokemon Sword and Shield Impressions

It's been over a week since the latest Pokemon game hit the market, and Garrick has been putting the new RPG through its paces. Check out his impressions so far in the latest edition of The RPG Files.


Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review

It’s been a bumpy ride for Star Wars games over the past decade, with both previous Battlefront titles garnering mixed reviews and much controversy, as well as one of the last LucasArts games, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, receiving mediocre critical reviews. Enter Respawn Entertainment, developers of Titanfall and Apex Legends, to save the day. So, is the Force strong with Respawn Entertainment, or is this one for the Dark Side? This is our review of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.


Citadel: Forged With Fire Review

Citadel: Forged with Fire is a massive online sandbox RPG with survival elements in the vein of ARK: Survival Evolved and Conan Exiles. Developed by Blue Isle Studios, creators of Valley and Slender: The Arrival, the elevator-pitch for Citadel seems like it was “ARK meets Harry Potter” but without as many of the ‘survival’ aspects. So does this survival RPG hold some magic?