Posts From Kyle McArthur

Kyle McArthur
Kyle McArthur 17 posts

Freelance Writer. Game Designer. Poet. Life-long gamer. Jedi enthusiast. DM extraordinaire. Shrimp lover. <a href=""></a>

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – Adventure Mode first look

It sounds like Blizzard has really been paying attention since the release of Diablo 3. Reaper of Souls, in my opinion, is really shaping up to be a solid expansion

Payday 2 review: A not-so-perfect crime

A Nerd Reactor review is never late, only marinating. When the original Payday: The Heist came out in 2011, I was really excited about the concept and dove in with

Kickstart This: Elemental Blast

Elemental Blast is a card game for 3-7 players, created by Gregory Hingle, that is on Kickstarter right now and is in its final week. As Greg described it to me,

The Humble Origin Bundle

There’s only a day and a half left for the latest Humble Bundle: the Humble Origin Bundle. This bundle features a wealth of games from EA / Origin and is

Kickstart This: The Agents

  The Agents is “a strategic 2-5 players card game of clever tactics and critical consequences, set in a world of spies, sabotage, secrecy and subterfuge.” The gameplay consists of a

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – The Arms Deal Update

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s latest update was a big one. Dubbed “The Arms Deal Update”, the latest patch features a wealth of new content in the form of gun skins, silenced

Starz’s The White Queen pilot review

I was first interested in the Wars of the Roses when earlier this year I started playing the video game War of the Roses: Kingmaker, developed by Fatshark and published

Our destructive love affair with random number generators

You and your companions have been fighting your way through a monster filled cesspool of a dungeon for several hours. Enemies have been slain and good friends have fallen, but

‘Do you like hurting other people?’ Hotline Miami’s waltz of brilliance and laziness

Hotline Miami is a game of both incredible highs and extremely lazy lows. It’s a game that when given a baseball bat, knows how to get on the field and

The Natural Selection 2 female marine is coming, complete with practical, non-sexualized armor

The ability to play as a female marine was one of the first announced features of Natural Selection 2. However, due to the costs involved with creating an entirely different

The Humble Indie Bundle 8: Time is almost up!

With AAA titles taking the spotlight on sites across the Internet tomorrow during E3, now is a great time to pick up some fantastic indie games on the cheap to

‘Unwoven’ – Video game poetry about Braid

Unwoven “I’m sorry, but the Princess is in another castle.” Sounds like just another Friday night to me. I go on to the next one then, little dinosaur, like a

Top 5 player-created rules of honor in FPS gaming

FPS gaming is famously known for its highly competitive nature and the trash talking that often goes along with that. Despite the trash talking, many players have shown that they

New Magma Chamber map debuting during League of Legends All-Star week

Riot recently announced that players will be getting a look at a new 1v1 map, Magma Chamber, during the skill matchups for the all-star games. The new map is designed

League of Upsets and the power in throwing yourself to the wolves

The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) had 2 huge upset victories in the quarterfinals of the Spring Playoffs. In the first match, Seed #6 Good Game University (GGU) beat

The XCOM Files: Player Agency

In XCOM: Enemy Unknown, you play the role of a commander who deploys a squad of soldiers to fight back an alien invasion of planet Earth. In my squad, one

EA, you’re breaking my heart!

EA was recently voted by Consumerist readers as The Worst Company in America for the second year in a row. In the 9 years that Consumerist has been running this