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Andrew Gerdes

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Andrew is a lot of things: film buff, game critic, writer, music addict, junk food blogger, beer enthusiast, and is known to be a pretty cool dude. He has written for Cynosure Gaming and now Cliqist and would love to make a legit career out of it. He also has a pretty irrational love for Silent Hill 2 and P.T. and horror in general so you know he's a smart guy.

Indie Gaming’s Influence on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a vast landscape absorbed in chaos, dread, and desperate survivalism. The game is fundamentally designed around violence as the...

The Importance of Celeste in 2018 Cannot be Overstated

The very basis of a platformer is predicated on a player’s determination. “Thank you, Mario! But our princess is in another castle!” is the...

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine Deserved Better

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine understands that America is a nation of shared experiences. Myths and legends resound throughout culture, built upon through...

All Our Asias Illustrates Memory Through Interactivity

A grave issue with photorealistic design in games is how the moment any imperfection pops on screen, the immersive experience which the developers are...

Cheap Golf is a Low-Budget, Modern Day Portal

The infamous annual Steam sales are a heavy burden on just about any PC gamer’s wallet. Slashed prices, half-off titles, wishlist games that are...

The Past Collides with the Present in Return of the Obra...

My grandfather passed away at the age of 97 years just the other day. He had been struggling with sickness and decay for quite...

Existential Terror in Pathologic 2

In November of 1957, the Soviet spacecraft, Sputnik II was launched housing a single occupant. Laika was a stray dog found wandering the streets...

Florence is a Brilliant Love Story for the Modern Age

Florence is entirely predicated on intimacy as a social bond. It is a mobile game for the mobile addict, transforming the isolated technological confines...