Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own, and it's been downhill ever since. Eric takes a multifaceted approach to gaming news and reviews, mixing business analysis, cultural studies, tech and design. Eric has written for outlets like TechnoBuffalo.com, Playboy.com, TabTimes.com, and Kombo.com. In his free time, Eric perfects his napping technique and pursues the elusive perfect cheeseburger.

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Interview: Dying Light 2 will let you be a Machiavelli of the modern dark ages

Interview: Dying Light 2 will let you be a Machiavelli of the modern dark ages

Eric Frederiksen

When Dying Light released back in the winter of 2015, it managed to leave a mark by bringing something fresh to the still-tired zombie genre and by building up a community that's sticking around almost four years later. The game's Polish developer Techland told Polygon that the game is still seeing 500,000 unique players per week and has racked up over 13 million players total. That's a...

Interview: Spider-Man will be fresh, fun and accessible on PS4 this fall

Interview: Spider-Man will be fresh, fun and accessible on PS4 this fall

Eric Frederiksen

So many of my favorite games of E3 2018 are games that don’t have release dates. One of the games that was playable and has a clear, imminent release, though, is Insomniac’s Spider-Man. I finally got to play it last week at E3. My time with the game started awkwardly. “How do I get in line to play this,” I asked the guy in the red hoodie clearly overlooking the game. “Y’know man, I...

That Ghost of Tsushima demo from Sony's E3 show was real - and it's beautiful

That Ghost of Tsushima demo from Sony's E3 show was real - and it's beautiful

Eric Frederiksen

More and more often these days, I’m seeing gameplay trailers for games that look so good – so rich and vibrant – that I have a hard time believing it’s gameplay. We learned our lesson over a decade ago with Killzone 3, right? I doubt my eyes when I see games that look as good as Ghost of Tsushima did during a behind-closed-doors demo at E3 last week. But it does look that good. The...

Hands-On: Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be the toughest tale yet for Lara and Eidos Montreal

Hands-On: Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be the toughest tale yet for Lara and Eidos Montreal

Eric Frederiksen

After over two decades in the video game limelight, Lara is one of the oldest and most storied characters to date. She’s been through more design evolutions than Nintendo’s entire cast of characters. Now, she has one of her most difficult adventures ahead of her: improving on a great formula and making it feel fresh. When Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix put out the first of Lara’s new...