Keith Schleicher

PROFILE:

While not working as a Database Administrator, Keith Schleicher has been associated with Gaming Trend since 2003. While his love of video games started with the Telestar Alpha (a pong console with four different games), he trule started playing video games when he received the ill-fated TI-99/4A. While the Speech Synthesizer seemed to be the height of gaming, eventually a 286 AT computer running at 8/12 Hz and a CGA monitor would be his outlet for a while. Eventually he’d graduate to 386, 486, Pentium, and Athlon systems, building some of those systems while doing some hardware reviews and attending Comdex. With the release of the Dreamcast that started his conversion to the console world. Since then he has acquired an NES, SNES, PS2, PS3, PSP, GBA-SP, DS, Xbox, Xbox 360, Gamecube, and Wii. While not playing video games he enjoys bowling, reading, playing board games, listening to music, and watching movies and TV. He originally hails from Wisconsin but is now living in Michigan with his wife and son.

Posts by Keith Schleicher:

Building a better palace — Sultaniya Review

by 1 day ago

It seems like tile-laying games often have you building something. The gateway game Carcassonne has you building a city with castles, roads, and cloisters. Alhambra has you building a city …

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Where miniatures and tablets collide — Golem Arcana Review

by 2 weeks ago

Playing miniatures games can be intimidating with rules about movement, how far attacks reach, and the number of actions available on a turn. Sometimes the housekeeping is just as time …

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Tabletop Gauntlet — Super Dungeon Explore Review

by 4 weeks ago

The dungeon crawl is nothing new to gamers. The dark, damp dungeon often sets the mood for adventurers in the video game and pen-and-paper realm. However, you often don’t see …

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Brawling for the ball — Kaosball Review

by 1 month ago

Bringing sports to board games has been a difficult proposition. The Strat-o-matic series allowed people to create their teams using real baseball players. 1st and Goal uses cards to call …

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Making the jumps with a few wipeouts — MX vs ATV Supercross

by 1 month ago

THQ had a fire sale of their licenses when they went out of business. The big publishers snapped up their biggest franchises like WWE. However, Nordic games purchased the rights …

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Bump and roll to victory — Space Movers 2201 Review

by 1 month ago

I admit that I enjoy cooperative games because they are easier to play with non-gamer friends. While the games can sometimes be tougher to win, there’s nothing like celebrating a …

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Travel the world Cthulhu style — Eldritch Horror review

by 1 month ago

The Fantasy Flight version of Arkham Horror is a boardgaming classic. Traveling the city of Arkham with friends and fighting off the cohorts of Cthulhu rarely results in a success, …

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Get Uncanny for the X-Men with Marvel Dice Masters

by 2 months ago

I recently got my hands on Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men and I can say that I enjoy it quite a bit.  While several dice are available in expansions, …

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Crazy Eights: William Hessian on PBL Robots

by 2 months ago

For a while robots battling each other were a hot commodity.  BattleBots and Robot Wars were television shows with a cult following and small robots, with Robot Combat League coming around …

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Building an empire one sector at a time — Hegemonic Review

by 2 months ago

The 4X genre (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate) is a popular genre. Sid Meier’s Civilization and Master of Orion 2 are some of the most prolific PC games in the genre. …

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GenCon preview of Pandemic Contagion

by 2 months ago

While most games have you playing the good guy, have you ever wondered what it's like for everyone to play the bad guy?  That's the objective in Pandemic Contagion.  Joe …

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Battle at Kemble’s Cascade GenCon preview

by 2 months ago

It might be hard to believe, but creating a board game to simulate a side-scrolling shooter has been created.  Joe talked to the designers of Battle at Kemble's Cascade to …

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