“The Game Room World Tour – Hub Post”

Check out The Game Room World Tour on The-Well Red Mage featuring game room tours from all over the place including my cringe worthy tour as well, come and throw rotten tomatoes!

It is also not too late to submit your own game room tour because this post will be updated throughout the month with more tours, so make sure to follow along and wish The Well-Red Mage a happy birthday while you stop by!

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‘Ere she is! Introducing the Game Room World Tour, a collab for everyone!

For the past several weeks, I’ve been inviting anyone and everyone to show off. Who doesn’t love showing off? This collab encouraged people to share video tours of their gaming spaces, living rooms, dens, men and women caves, lairs, and so on, all of which are to be gathered in this post, the Hub.

Full disclosure: my own video tour is not quite ready yet. I ended up getting a Wii U and original Game Boy for my birthday and I’d rather wait till they arrive before recording (plus there’s some extra nonsense about shelves and lighting I kind of want to sort out). All is not lost, though!

I didn’t want to cancel the event just because I didn’t make the date, so instead, I decided I should feature the video tours that did come in…

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“Calling All Writers: Collabs, Contributors, Community, and Magic!”

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There’s a party going on right here!

Actually, it’s more like a movement.

Ok, so maybe it’s more appropriate to call it a “special calling”.

Whatever it is, it’s magical…

Our world is dominated by a vicious news cyclone. The mainstream is clogged with controversies and culture wars, polluted with politics. A new game comes out and there’s a pretty big chance that it’s going to attract another spat between consumers and reporters. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen surrounding any other form of entertainment.

Beyond the big brands in games writing, IGN, Polygon, Kotaku, and the like, you’re left with a host of smaller content creators, your podcasters, social media influencers, streamers, YouTubers, and writers. It’s that last group I’m most interested in. Writers have a huge uphill battle not just to get noticed, but to find some kind of compensation for their time and efforts, even in a…

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Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition (2019) [Switch]

Read my review of Pillars of Eternity on Nintendo Switch, spoilers, it’s freaking amazing. It released on the 8th and has a ton of added content due to the highly successful Kickstarter campaign. Take a minute to see why all the hype is definitely warranted.

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“Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.”
-Khalil Gibran



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What’s up, everybody? I’ve had the honor of playing Pillars of Eternity for the Switch before the public release to give you a better idea of how this port has turned out. I didn’t play the original so I won’t be able to let you know how it stacks up against those versions. I will, however, be giving a detailed look at this very in-depth game and how I’m enjoying playing it on my Switch. Of course, I’d like to thank Paradox Interactive for providing the review key; it’s the early key I’ve gotten I’m most proud to be doing.


This port was brought to fruition by nearly 74,000 backers on Kickstarter, who rightfully believed this was a cause…

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New book by TWRM!

https://nortonliterature.home.blog/2019/07/23/free-ebook-special-offer-this-week-only-ask-me-anything-event-on-saturday/ *Free on Kindle until Friday 7/25/19* I have got to start out by saying I am super proud of my blogging buddy Moses Norton, A.K.A. The Well-Red Mage, for completing and publishing his brand new book! I'm about halfway through right now and it is an incredible read. It is about a boy names … Continue reading New book by TWRM!

Raw Reunion (7/22/19)

What's up everybody? I thought that I might try something different tonight. I have been obsessively watching every Raw, Smackdown, and PPV the WWE has been putting out for the past few years, after falling off watching for quite some time before that. I have tossed around the idea of blogging about Wrestling since it … Continue reading Raw Reunion (7/22/19)

Fallout 76 (2018) [PC]

Check out my review of Fallout 76 on TWRM, I would love to hear your feedback on this highly divisive game and see what you think about my opinions.

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A friend is a gift you give yourself.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

 “The following is a contributor post by the Midnight Mystic Mage.”

In what was likely the most polarizing game of 2018, Bethesda released this beautiful and terrible masterpiece of unfulfilled potential. I personally have mostly fond memories from the game, but I understand the problems and I would like to take this time to highlight what went well and what went wrong in this blockbuster game that many of us believed might never have existed before the sudden announcement at E3.

I can not remember a game that has been more hated and loved while being ripped to shreds by the majority of the internet since the release of No Man’s Sky, which was met with such an incredible backlash you might have thought the developers were better off not releasing the game at all. I…

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“2018 Annual Summary”

Check out the Purple Prose Mage’s review of all the game reviews in 2018 on The Well-Red Mage.

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Yes, annual. This is something I came up with about a week ago and decided to post as a (very long) series of tweets, which the Well-Red Mage approved as a listicle – my favourite form of laziness! I’ve already started planning how I’m going to prepare next year’s. Do join us again then, when it will be even more detailed. Anyway.

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Graveyard Keeper (2018)

Check out my review of Graveyard Keeper on The Well-Red Mage, fans of Stardew Valley who enjoy a little dark humor will really take a liking to this one.

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First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me.
– Steve Martin

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20181117224858_1.jpg Well met, could I interest you in some fresh meat and candles?

I’ve been on a hiatus and am having some trouble getting back into the swing of writing. I believe I’ve finally found the game that’s given me the spark I needed to feel rejuvenated and continue on this blogging adventure: this game, which is published by TinyBuild (publishers of: The Final Station, Punch Club, and Hello Neighbor, among others) & developed by Lazy Bear (creators of the Punch Club games and Swag & Sorcery). This game scratches an itch that hasn’t been scratched for me since Stardew Valley first came out. You get to grind away and gather necessary resources while slowly increasing…

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‘Salem’s Lot (1975)

Read my thoughts on the spine-tingling classic tale, ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. king actually considers this to be his favorite of his own stories which is really saying something for such an accomplished author. I have to agree that it is one of his finest, but you can follow the link and decide for yourself!

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Sometimes dead is better.
-Stephen King, Pet Sematary

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I will be reviewing the novel ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King in this post. ‘Salem’s Lot is short for Jerusalem’s Lot in case the initial apostrophe was throwing anybody off or had you wondering. I actually was able to read the book and watch the first movie as well and I really enjoyed both of them. The book has been mentioned by King on more than one occasion as his favorite story that he has written, and it is with good reason that he would say that. King does a wonderful job portraying a small town setting and really making the character’s relatable. You cannot help but get sucked into the story and feel close to many of the people within the town. My personal favorite character was the teacher Matt…

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Reviews of July (2018): “Hey, Listen!”

Head on over to The Well-Red Mage and check out the reviews of July including my review of Tricky Towers, a fun take on Tetris that is great to play with a friend.

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After an explosive month in June, by which I refer to its dynamism and not to its destructive power, July seemed much cooler by comparison, even if the weather didn’t follow that pattern. Keeping up a post a day is tough work but we did our best and put out what I think is some great content this month. Further, we hit some Patreon goals and are about to move into a new region of content altogether! Our heart as ever remains in the critiques and here they are for July:

abxy1The ABXY Mage (@ABXY_Reviews) formed the bookends of July with an opening and a closing review. First, he re-examined the original Metroidthrough the lens of Zero Missionon his crusade to review the entire Metroid series, and then he brought us a finale in the form of a deconstructivist take on the iconic Tomb Raider

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