500 Wins in Hearthstone Achieved

I’m sure we’ve all heard of a little game called Magic the Gathering. I recall playing it back in junior high when the Revised Edition and Fallen Empires (for those of you that play) was new. The biggest problem with Magic the Gathering for me is that you need to have a lot of friends that play, the friends need to live nearby, and the cards can cost a lot of money. While I loved Magic the Gathering, I stopped played decades ago, despite actually enjoying the core game. This is where my love for Hearthstone comes in.

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Hearthstone is a online card game from Blizzard Entertainment, the same people that brought you World of Warcraft. The game is free to play. You can earn (or purchase) virtual packs of cards that can be used to play the game online. This solves all the sad friends, or lack of friends, issues as well as keeps costs down, since you can earn cards by playing games (albeit lots of games).
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Neverwinter MMO’s Trickster Rogue Skills & Feats

As my three avid fans already know, I generally always play the Rogue stealth class in every game. Obviously I will toy with other classes, but “Sprawl” is always a Rogue, and in Cryptic’s Neverwinter MMO, which just went open beta, things are no different. To anyone starting out, I wanted to share my thoughts in general on the game, as well as specifically dive into the Trickster Rogue class.

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First and foremost, Neverwinter is a pretty dang good MMO for a free-to-play. It certainly has a few “pay to win” attributes for the hardcore player that must min-max everything, but for your casual player, it is easy enough to avoid the temptation to spend a lot of cash on the game. I have to admit, the lure of extra pack and bank space has been hard to resist.

Anyone looking to join Z Guild in Neverwinter merely needs to download the game client and install. The game is in open beta, with no more character wipes scheduled, which essentially means the game has been released with a bunch of bugs still present. For the most part, these bugs aren’t game breaking, although a few can be frustrating at times.
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Demo Boredom

Having just recently finished the approximately 1-hour demo for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, I would like to official request the last hour of my life back.

It isn’t that the game is bad, per say, it is just another action-based roleplaying game that fails to draw you in.
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Since 1999, Stephen "Sprawl" Russell has provided written video game and convention coverage for industry leaders such as IGN Entertainment, Beckett Media, Voodoo Extreme 3D, NCSoft, Stratics, Gamespy, Curse Gaming, Wikia, and the Vault Network.

Sprawl is available for hire! :)
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