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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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Review: Florence

Finding love for the first time can be the best thing to ever happen. Just ask Florence Yeoh, a 25-year old aspiring artist, who feels trapped in her monotonous daily routine. Her office job bores her. An overbearing mother routinely hounds her about finding a boyfriend. Life appears generally unfulfilling–until she stumbles upon a charming musician named Krish.
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The Swords of Ditto Review

Live, die, repeat. No, this isn’t Edge of Tomorrow but its tagline fits the significantly Tom Cruise-less The Swords of Ditto just as appropriately. Blending top-down Zelda with roguelite elements, players control a hero chosen once a century to wield the mystical sword of Ditto. The mission: use this weapon to slay the evil witch Mormo to prevent her darkness from gripping the land.
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Which Super Smash Bros. 4 Fighters Should Return In The Switch Version?

Super Smash Bros. makes its way to Switch sometime this year and that means one thing: roster speculation! However, instead of making a wish-list of shiny new fighters, let’s do something different. I’m going to review the characters that debuted in Smash 4 and determine if they should return in the next game or take a seat on the bench.
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I'm Not Mad AT EA Play. I'm Just Disappointed

I can’t say I wasn’t a bit excited to receive my EA Play pass. I’d heard the tickets to last year’s event flew quick, so the moment this year’s event was announced earlier this year, I signed up right away. My golden ticket to EA’s house of digital wonders arrived soon after. My spot at the show was confirmed.
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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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Monument Valley 2 Review

The “two” in Monument Valley 2 signifies more than the game’s sequel status. A pair of playable protagonists doubles down on the game’s complexity–at least on paper. Though the extra person does lend itself to a few cool twists, the experience largely remains as easy-going as its predecessor if not more so.
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Review: Minit

Sixty seconds. That’s how long each life lasts in Minit, a unique title that puts a spin on Zelda-esque design using devious time management. As a hero doomed to exist in one-minute intervals, players must make the most of their time to unravel the mysteries of the black and white world. Though the experience winds up being as brief as the title suggests, it's time well spent.
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Review: Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 5 - Same Stitch

It finally happened. After almost two full seasons, the enigma once known as John Doe emerged from his crystallis as the newly born Joker. However, the context in which he does so depends on the player’s actions. Did Bruce Wayne push Joker over the edge to becoming a menace? Or did his admiration for Batman’s cause compel him to take up crime-fighting himself?
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Review: Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 4 - What Ails You

After a flat third entry, What Ails You ratchets up the excitement and, more importantly, the variety. The fog surrounding The Pact’s scheme finally dissipates and John Doe’s personal journey hits a major climax. What Ails You focuses on paying off choices. Primarily, the consequences of the player’s interactions with John Doe culminate in an intense and well-executed confrontation.
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Review: Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 3 - Fractured Mask

Everything revolves around that word in Fractured Mask. With threats closing in from all sides, should Bruce Wayne expand his inner circle or insist on carrying on alone? Relationships take big steps forward (or backwards) based on that question, but that focus comes at the expense of a looming threat still struggling to get off of the ground.
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20 Surprising Hidden Details In Video Games You (Probably) Missed

They say the devil is in the details. Whoever said that hasn’t seen the amazing little touches video games frequently hide. While the main game can wow, sometimes the subtle, sometimes cryptic aspects of a game can be just as impressive. Such things can include clever homages to other media, illuminating narrative breadcrumbs, or even tossing digital shade at other games.
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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

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