About Sam Riedel

Sam Riedel is a freelance writer living in New York City, where he lives with his girlfriend and several guitars. He has been sequestering himself in his room to play video games since he was 8 years old, some more hardcore than others. He enjoys RPGs, strategy games, and every single thing related to Pokemon. Following Sam on Twitter (@SamusMcQueen) has been known to cause heart murmurs in Southern belles and small children.



Author Archives: Sam Riedel

RPG Dead Dragons Review

October 25th, 2014 | by Sam Riedel

Welcome back, my friends, to the RPG assembly line that never ends. Ubiquitous developer KEMCO has released their monthly RPG,


Spider-Man Unlimited Review

September 27th, 2014 | by Sam Riedel

I may love video games, but my true love has always been that most American of art forms, the superhero


King of Dragon Pass Review

September 1st, 2014 | by Sam Riedel

Sometimes I’m remiss in my duties as a gamer. This is usually due to not having up-to-date equipment or a


Thug-Opoly Review

August 19th, 2014 | by Sam Riedel

I was running for the train when I passed a woman with a Public Enemy pleather tote bag. In that


Guardians of the Galaxy Review

August 11th, 2014 | by Sam Riedel

I can’t remember when I’ve ever anticipated a movie more than this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Based on the


Soul Historica Review

July 17th, 2014 | by Sam Riedel

The JRPG factory known to us as Kemco just keeps on trucking. Every month, they’ve got a new mediocre-to-good game


Monster Legends Review

July 9th, 2014 | by Sam Riedel

Since Pokemon captured the heart and soul of literally every child in the world back in the mid 90s, games


Romans in My Carpet! Review

July 6th, 2014 | by Sam Riedel

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I like historical turn-based strategy games, particularly after I drooled all over Tiny


Overkill Mafia Review

June 22nd, 2014 | by Sam Riedel

Watching gangster movies and reading true-crime novels are two of my favorite pastimes. Noir in general is possibly my favorite


Fly Catbug Fly! Review

May 10th, 2014 | by Sam Riedel

Tie-in games are sometimes my favorite thing in the world, but they can also be the most lamentable curses of


Knights Inc. Review

April 9th, 2014 | by Sam Riedel

The Play Store doesn’t have a whole lot of management games, let alone medieval-themed ones, so I was intrigued by


Block Legend Review

March 23rd, 2014 | by Sam Riedel

If there’s one genre of mobile gaming that’s gotten even more tiresome than the endless runner, it’s the “match-three” puzzle


Buddy & Me Review

March 3rd, 2014 | by Sam Riedel

Mainstream endless runners are getting pretty tiresome, for the most part: your Temple Runs and your Sonic Dashes. Underneath their


Faif Review

February 17th, 2014 | by Sam Riedel

Math nerds rejoice: That sword-and-sorcery game of probability you always wanted is finally here. Sort of. Your satisfaction with Faif,


Injustice: Gods Among Us Review

December 24th, 2013 | by Sam Riedel

Comics nerds like myself were stoked back in April when Netherrealm, makers of the classic Mortal Kombat series, released their


Injustice: Gods Among Us Review

December 24th, 2013 | by Sam Riedel

Comics nerds like myself were stoked back in April when Netherrealm, makers of the classic Mortal Kombat series, released their


The Best Android Cases

December 3rd, 2013 | by Sam Riedel

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a brand new Android device. But your purchase means nothing if you don’t protect



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