PROFILE:

A proud Seattleite and wannabe novelist, Mike loves to travel, to eat, to drink, and to play video games...excessively. If you don't think tattoos, scotch, soccer and 80's synth go together, you haven't met him.

Posts by Mike Pearce:

Narco Road madness: Let’s Play Episode #10

by 2 days ago

Last week, editor Zach Faber helped me take down DJ Perico, Santa Blanca's eccentric radio personality, from the vanilla version of Ghost Recon: Wildlands. In order to mark today's release …

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Capturing Wildlands’ infamous DJ: Let’s Play Episode #9

by 1 week ago

On this week's Let's Play episode, Zach Faber helps me take down Bolivia's obnoxious radio personality (aka DJ Perico). Through a series of hilarious free fall mishaps, motorcycle crashes, and friendly-fire grenades, …

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Finally, we won a match: Let’s Play Episode #8

by 2 weeks ago

The title just about says it all. Editor Zach Faber and I lost a frustratingly continuous string of matches during Relic’s Dawn of War III closed beta. Zach is brand …

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The Emperor compels you to read this: Dawn of War III closed beta

by 2 weeks ago

I’m an outspoken Warhammer 40,000 fanatic and the biggest Dawn of War series fan I know. I’m also a fiend for RTS games, and strangely, one of the few RTS …

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Mired in mediocrity: Vikings—Wolves of Midgard review

by 2 weeks ago

I had my first experience with Vikings—Wolves of Midgard last year. Although my time with the game was limited, there were some key areas in need of tweaking. Even for …

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More firepower, more freedom: Let’s Play Episode #7

by 3 weeks ago

    This week, Gaming Trend's Let's Play series goes back a few years. After succumbing to a great deal of peer pressure--entirely from news editor Joe--I finally grabbed a copy of Helldivers (Joe …

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    Total War: Warhammer 2 officially announced

    by 4 weeks ago

    The countdown has come to an end. Total War: Warhammer 2, the second installment of what publisher Sega has promised to be a trilogy, will be released at some point …

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    Yoga, bad puns, and Star Wars: Battlefront: Let’s Play Episode #6

    by 1 month ago

      This week, Hunter Wolfe joins up with Mike to fight in a galaxy far, far away. After a recent yoga session, Hunter brings all sorts of awful jokes and terrible …

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      ’80s ‘tastic: Desync review

      by 1 month ago

      This represents the progression of my thoughts and reactions to Desync: The first minute in-game as an unapologetically avid ‘80s synth fan (much to my wife’s displeasure): “Damn, this soundtrack …

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      Josh and Mike aren’t good at Battlefield 1: Let’s Play Episode #5

      by 1 month ago

        Today, Battlefield 1 gets its first expansion, They Shall Not Pass. Premier Pass holders can try out all the French have to offer, but everyone else gets to wait until March …

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        The French Army’s debut: They Shall Not Pass

        by 2 months ago

        When Battlefield 1 released last October to great critical acclaim (see our review here), it included playable forces from the nations of Germany, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the …

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        Let’s play some Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

        by 2 months ago

          This week Joe and Mike (or, Swoots, as Joe likes to him) are in the fictional narco-state of Bolivia fighting the dreaded Santa Blanca cartel. Bullets go flying, stuff gets blown up, …

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