Eric Van Allen

Review

For Desperate Advance Wars Fans, 'Wargroove' Proves a Suitable Successor

The biggest difference? This one has dogs. Very cute dogs. And they fight.
Eric Van Allen
1.30.19
Soul Calibur VI

'Soulcalibur VI' is a Return to Fighting Form

'Soulcalibur VI' moves the series forward by offering a furious, albeit beginner-friendly clash of fighting styles.
Eric Van Allen
10.22.18
DOTA 2

This Year, 'Dota 2' Gave Us A Cinderella Story for the Ages

After a time of wild turmoil, personal conflict, and losing key members, 'Dota 2' team OG just clutched the ultimate prize. Here's their story.
Eric Van Allen
8.28.18
esports

Before 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' Blows Up at EVO, Here's What You Need to Know

Here's how 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' went from just another anime fighter to major competitive game, and what that means for this weekend's big tournament.
Eric Van Allen
8.2.18
Tales of Berseria

'Tales of Berseria' Is a Brilliant, Dark Departure for the Series

The newest Tales game goes for vengeance over cutesy tropes.
Eric Van Allen
2.25.17
Battleborn

The People Keeping 'Battleborn' Alive

In an alternate universe, thousands of people are writing 'Battleborn' fanfiction and competing professionally.
Eric Van Allen
2.13.17
Street Fighter

Why Street Fighter Endures: Community

The popular fighting game franchise is still gaining fans and eSports clout, thanks to its dedicated players.
Eric Van Allen
1.20.17
Tabletop-RPGs

'Masquerada' Offers a New RPG Paradigm

Singapore-based Witching Hour Studios does away with D&D's traditional rules for a new RPG approach.
Eric Van Allen
11.10.16
Steam Workshop

Inside the Steam Marketplace's Indie Haberdashery

Custom-designed weapon and character skins rely on more than savvy 3D art skills.
Eric Van Allen
11.4.16