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Matt Smith

/ Joined 17 May, 2010

Matthew Smith is a freelance writer living in Portland Oregon. He also writes and edits for Digital Trends.

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5 Great Railway Games for Locomotive Enthusiasts

Gaming

5 Great Railway Games for Locomotive Enthusiasts

Now that we’re grown up, we realize that conducting a train is a job like any other, and that qualifying for it requires a very specific set of skills that most of us don’t have the time to develop. Fortunately, there are games that can help you indulge your love of the rails from the comfort of your computer chair.

21-01-2014
5 Great Railway Games for Locomotive Enthusiasts
5 Video Games From 2013 That Did Things Differently

Gaming

5 Video Games From 2013 That Did Things Differently

While big games like Grand Theft Auto V and Battlefield 4 were, as usual, the most popular titles released last year, the surge of indie game popularity has not subsided. 2013 saw the release of literally hundreds of indie games, and many of them made their mark by ignoring convention and picking a less traveled path. Here are five indies that were unlike anything released this year – or, for that matter, ever.

10-01-2014
5 Video Games From 2013 That Did Things Differently
Gamer Specific Chairs: Are They Worth Buying?

Gaming

Gamer Specific Chairs: Are They Worth Buying?

Even the most exciting virtual experience ultimately takes place in a chair or on a couch. This presents problems of its own because humans aren’t built to sit for hours at a time. One possible solution is a gaming chair. Besides offering an allegedly improved seating position, these chairs often bundle cupholders, speakers and other features designed to enhance your enjoyment. But do they really work, are they just a waste of money?

02-01-2014
Gamer Specific Chairs: Are They Worth Buying?
Prepare For Doomsday With These 5 Post-Apocalyptic Video Games

Gaming

Prepare For Doomsday With These 5 Post-Apocalyptic Video Games

Merely playing on our emotions doesn’t make a game “post-apocalyptic,” however. To truly fit in this category a game must feature both a ruined world and gameplay that forces players to confront the consequences of it. There are far fewer games that meet this requirement, but a few do stand out.

02-12-2013
Prepare For Doomsday With These 5 Post-Apocalyptic Video Games