Author: William M.


Hello, my name is Will McLaughlin, and I have been gaming since I was a child. My fondest memories are playing Wayne Gretzky’s hockey with my brothers just to get the players into fights, or simply fighting over who got to play the next song on Guitar Hero. Now I have a nice PC and PS4 all to myself and play all manner of games from Roller Coaster Tycoon to Battlefield 4 and everything in between. I have bounced around the country and had many different jobs but I never lost my love of gaming.

I love RollerCoaster Tycoon, by that I mean I love the very first entry of RollerCoaster Tycoon released in 1999. I played that game endlessly, and I was overjoyed when we played that game for science class to learn about physics. RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 was and still is a favorite game of mine. It was released in 2002 and I continue to play it to this day. The isometric camera view and the accessible graphics work so well I often forget I’m playing a game over a decade old. For comparison the first Battlefield 1942 came out that year, And…

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The Total war franchise has been going steady for fifteen years now. The first two entries were fairly popular with a unique blend of an overhead campaign map strategy game that zoomed in whenever your armies fought a battle and changed the game from empire management to being a general, and back again. I played the first Medieval Total War and enjoyed it, though the bland battle graphics did get a bit dull after a while (1). With Rome Total War, the series absolutely exploded, in a good way. It had a sizeable campaign with great scale and was set…

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