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Marcus Stewart

Freelance Writer/Video Game Journalist

Port Saint Lucie, Florida

Marcus Stewart

Freelance games writer and podcast host. I have published articles for Game Informer, Paste, Extra Life, The Gamer, and Gaming Historia.

My podcast, Carving Gaming Rushmores, can be heard on iTunes, PodBean, and YouTube.

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How Fear the Wolves’ Focus on Gritty Survival Make it a Battle Royale Stand-Out

The mountain of battle royale games continues to rise with Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds dueling at the summit. For developers beginning the climb, reaching the top feels nigh impossible. However, Fear the Wolves by Vostok Games aims to establish a cozy, nuclear-powered base camp near the top instead.
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How David Ortiz Infused Video Games Into Mariachi To Form Mariachi Entertainment System

A mariachi band that plays video game music? That’s not something you hear every day. A plethora of bands cover game soundtracks, but Mariachi Entertainment System stands out as the only traditional mariachi troupe that transforms 8/16-bit tunes into colorful Spanish melodies. After achieving renown on YouTube, the group steadily made a name for itself among gamers and video game music enthusiasts.
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Psychonauts 2 Is Finally Happening If Backers Chip In On Fig

At the Game Awards 2015, Double Fine President Tim Schafer took the stage to unveil the Fig campaign for the long-requested Psychonauts 2. A sequel to the 2005 cult hit is something fans have longed for since its release, and thanks to Fig, they now have the opportunity to not only fund the game into existence, but to become actual project investors.
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Review: State of Mind

State of Mind presents a vision of 2048 that feels equal parts neat and unsettling. Robots dominate society, acting as household servants and even make up a fully autonomous police force. Citizens have augmented reality implants that display basic information for every person they come into contact with.
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Hey Smash Bros. Ultimate! Can We Get the REAL Fighters?

By assembling every combatant ever while introducing several newcomers, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lets fans have their cake and eat it too. Yet somehow Nintendo still managed to blow it. The super-sized roster lacks a fair amount of the characters TRUE fans have been groveling for since forever.
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Space Hulk: Tactics Offers an Fun Marriage of Warhammer 40K and XCOM

The Space Hulk tabletop game has entertained Warhammer 40,000 fans for decades. The Space Marine vs Genestealer conflict spilled into the world of video games in the early 90’s, spawning numerous titles ranging from real-time strategy to first-person shooters. Space Hulk: Tactics isn’t the first turn-based strategy entry, but its new card system and two narrative-focused campaigns seperate it from the pack.
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20XX Review – Nostalgia Breeds Inspiring Design

Although Mega Man proper has a comeback primed for later this year, Mega Man X remains buried in the scrapheap. Fans have gone 14 years without a proper entry and can only relive old memories through HD re-releases. 20XX addresses the severe lack of maverick hunting by replicating the formula wholesale.
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John Deere Rides into Farming Simulator 19 Alongside Other Big Additions

Farming Simulator 19 commemorates the series’ 10th anniversary, and Giants Software plans to make it its biggest title yet. An overhauled presentation raises the visuals to impressive heights. The addition of wildlife introduces a new level of life and dynamism. Bigger than all of that, though, is the long-awaited inclusion of the iconic John Deere license.
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2018 Releases to Catch Up On During the Summer Drought

Summer has arrived and with it comes the traditional drought of tentpole game releases. Sure, we could spend this free time doing something boring such as going to the beach, hosting a BBQ, or spending time with loved ones. But, why do that when summer presents the most ideal opportunity to catch up on games that have already arrived this year?
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How Shadows: Awakening’s Parallel Worlds Make it an RPG to Watch

Two worlds. One demon. Over a dozen heroes. That’s what players have on their plates in Shadows: Awakening, Games Farm’s latest installment in their Heretic Kingdoms saga (which includes 2014’s Shadows: Heretic Kingdom). This unique isometric RPG blends choice-driven storytelling, loot-based gameplay, and an inventive world shifting feature for what looks to be an engrossing experience.
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Tropico 6 Lets El Presidente Form Pirate Raids and Steal the Taj Mahal

Tropico 6 gives fans another opportunity to live out their power fantasies. Once again taking up the mantle of El Presidente, their goal is to stay in power as either a benevolent ruler or ruthless dictator. Like previous entries, accomplishing this involves building an island empire across multiple historical eras.
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The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit Review

As kids, we relied on our imaginations to take us on unbelievable adventures. We battled aliens on far-off planets or thwarted supervillains as costumed crime-fighters. Sometimes our made-up adventures acted as an escape from the real-life problems we were too young, or too afraid, to face head-on.
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About

Marcus Stewart

I've have been writing about games since 2011. I started on a personal blog before working as an editor at small sites. My work led to an internship at Game Informer in 2015 and I have since contributed articles to sites such as Extra Life and The Gamer.

Last year I launched my own personal website and podcast. I enjoy a variety of gaming experiences and strive do take risks by taking unique approaches to my work.

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https://marcuswritesaboutgames.wordpress.com/

Skills

  • Interviews
  • Editing
  • Podcasting
  • Game Reviews
  • Game Previews
  • News Writing