Craig Snyder

Web Content Writer

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I write to make the internet a cooler place.

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Twinfinite
12/13/2018
Lucasfilm Confirms Star Wars: The Mandalorian TV Series Cast

In a blog post appearing on StarWars.com, Lucasfilm has announced that the Mandalorian role the series will be all about is being filled by Pedro Pascal. Pascal is cast in this title role as anticipated by a report from The Hollywood Reporter just last month.

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11/23/2017
Jurassic Survival: T-Rex Nest Event Guide

Jurassic Survival is a mobile MMORPG that's extremely similar to the popular Last Day on Earth: Survival, often even referred to as "Last Day on Earth with dinosaurs." It's a game where death isn't permanent, but it is punishing in a way where surviving should be your primary objective.

Medium
11/30/2018
Why should I be hired to write for you? - Craig Snyder

It's a question that I have to ask myself every time I'm glazing over an application for a writing gig. What makes me any different from the next person throwing their resume at you? Probably a lot, actually.

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10/11/2017
Digimon Links Guide: Beginner's Tips and Tricks

After massive success in Asia, Digimon Links has hit the U.S. App Store and Google Play Store. The game allows you to create your own virtual Digimon farm, take part in 3-on-3 battles, and raise your Digimon into fierce Megas, all while offering constant quests and adventures.

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10/15/2017
Digimon Links Guide: How to Awaken

There will come a time while playing Digimon Links that you think you've done it all: you've gotten your favorite Mega, you've run through tons of quests, you've beaten everything there is to beat. But there's more. The Awakening system is one of those things.

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02/26/2018
Dynasty Warriors 9: How to Bond with Officers

Starting out in 1997, a hack-and-slash franchise that just keeps on kicking has released yet another sequel in its series with Dynasty Warriors 9. Dynasty Warriors 9 is the same story and gameplay that we've come to know and love from Dynasty Warriors, but kicked up in terms of gameplay and graphics for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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05/25/2017
Injustice 2: Best Combos for The Flash

The Flash is one of the most popular DC characters of all time. He's one of the few characters to have a rival, Reverse-Flash, completely modeled after and dedicated to him.

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10/20/2017
Digimon Links Guide: How to Get and Use Leader Skills

In Digimon Links, there are three types of Digimon skills: Signature, Legacy, and Leader. Of those three, Leader Skills are the most sought after. These skills can buff your Digimon to strength levels incomparable to Digimon without them. Not every Digimon comes equipped with a Leader Skill, though, so understanding its value is important.

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08/14/2017
Top 5 Starting Builds for Path of Exile 3.0: The Fall of Oriath

As one of the deepest ARPGs of all time, starting Path of Exile in version 3.0 as a new player may look like a pretty daunting task. Just one glance at the sheer size of that passive skill tree is enough to make some people turn away.

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10/20/2017
Digimon Links Guide: How to Farm Friendship

Digimon Links is filled with many different progression forms for your Digimon. End-game progression will require that you awaken your Digimon. However, to do so, you'll need to have maxed out another stat first: Friendship.

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10/20/2017
Digimon Links Guide: What are the Best Capture Events?

Every now and then, special events come to Digimon Links that give players once-in-a-long-time opportunities to try their luck at getting their hands on some of the most powerful Digimon or rarest items in the game.

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07/28/2017
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Guide to Farming

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is one of the most beautiful and environmental games I've played in the past few years. Being such, it makes total sense that farming would be a big part of the game. As you adventure through Gemea, you're going to quickly realize the benefits owning a farm will provide you along the way.

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07/29/2017
Card Monsters: 3 Minute Duels - Deck Building Guide

Once you've figured out the basics of a CCG, building your first homebrewed deck is one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences. It shows that you have a real grasp for the game's mechanics and strategic side.

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10/31/2017
Super Mario Odyssey: Complete Outfits and Costumes Guide

Super Mario Odyssey is out and it's the most aesthetically pleasing Mario game to date! We thought the Switch hit it big with the world they gave to us in Breath of the Wild, but Odyssey is getting rave reviews that no one seemed to expect.

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01/30/2018
Monster Hunter: World - What Is Error Code 50352-MW1?

Since launch day, Monster Hunter: World has been plagued by several reoccurring error codes that have frustrated players who are attempting to play online with friends. 50352-MW1 is one of the more popular error codes, but the root of this issue is also the cause of these codes.

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02/14/2018
Shadow of the Colossus: Mirrored World Guide

One of the most hype PlayStation 2 games got an ultra-high definition remake of its art assets, and Shadow of the Colossus has seen quite a lot of success on its re-release to the PlayStation 4.

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05/31/2017
Quake Champions: Primary Weapons Guide

With Quake Champions having been in beta for some time now, a lot of hype is surrounding the game and people are eager to see how successful it'll be compared to its predecessors like Quake Live. Unlike those games, however, Quake Champions is being pushed as the first game in the main series since Quake 4 in 2005.

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06/19/2017
7 Mistakes EA is Making with Madden 18's Longshot Story Mode

During the recent EA Play and E3, a lot of information was dropped on—and much of that revolved around their new story mode, Longshot. Longshot sounds like the Madden equivalent of the NBA 2K series' MyCareer mode, and it's already getting a lot of mixed feedback from dedicated Madden fans.

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07/17/2017
LawBreakers: Guide to All Classes and Abilities

LawBreakers is a frenetic, fast-paced arena shooter that a lot of people have really been looking forward to. The MOSA genre was really blown wide open with Overwatch, and since then it seems like objective-based shooters have been all the rave.

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07/29/2017
Card Monsters: 3 Minute Duels - Beginner's Guide

The massive success of Hearthstone has led us into a golden age of collectible card games. And like Hearthstone, many of them are taking a mobile-friendly approach. Card Monsters: 3 Minute Duels is a CCG for Android and iOS that simplifies a Hearthstone-like experience and, as the name entails, provides quick matches both against AI and users across the internet.

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12/07/2017
NARUTO X BORUTO NINJA VOLTAGE Guide: Complete Reroll Guide for PC

NARUTO X BORUTO NINJA VOLTAGE came from Japan to North America recently, and it's already a massive success, with over a million downloads in the Play Store. It's a Naruto game like no other, and it's filled with addicting features like multiplayer and battle rankings.

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07/16/2017
Mini DayZ Beginner's Guide to Survival

It seems like so long ago, but before there was PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, we had DayZ. As a game that has been in the early access stage on Steam for years now, it emerged as the first massively popular apocalypse-esque survival shooter.

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08/31/2017
Black Desert Online Guide: Most Efficient Lodging Locations

Generating money passively is something you should get into as soon as possible in Black Desert Online, and the best way for you to do that is to get your workers on nodes so that they're harvesting resources. These resources can be used or sold to generate you a fortune in the long run.

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06/29/2017
9 Savage Punishments Games Have Inflicted on Cheaters

Nobody likes a cheater when it comes to online and multiplayer games. Certain game communities have been absolutely destroyed and ripped apart due to this behavior, and it's something that developers constantly struggle with taking care of and patching. However, cheating in single-player games is something a little different.

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08/31/2017
Black Desert Online Guide: Most Efficient Storage Locations

In Black Desert Online, more space in your storage means more wealth. In my year or so of playing, I've had to sacrifice and sell a lot of things that I'd love to have kept just to maximize on storage space efficiency. Being a hoarder is not something that's entirely possible in this MMO.

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06/14/2017
7 of the Biggest Fails in E3 History

Conferences and live events have a lot of pros and cons. For E3, there's the excitement of brand new content being unveiled. There's also the chance that something really ridiculous and stupid is going to be shown, or that hardware will completely fail during a live demonstration. We've all seen it.

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01/15/2018
Battlerite: Blossom Build Guide

In Battlerite, Blossom is a character based off of Dryad from Bloodline Champions. She's a nimble support champion that is very newbie-friendly in such a way that you can do well with her even while making quite a lot of mistakes.

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10/15/2017
Digimon Links Guide: Best Digimon on Release

If you're like me, the first thing you want to know when you get into a grind-heavy game like Digimon Links is, "What's the best I can get?" There are dozens and dozens of Digimon available to you in the earliest stages of this game, and sifting through all the garbage ones to get to the strongest can be confusing.

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07/20/2017
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Guide - How to Earn Gil Quickly

Continuing in its long trend of remaking and remastering Final Fantasy games of the past, Square Enix recently gave us a remastered version of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age for the PlayStation 4. While many of the differences chalk up to visual and loading time improvements, there have been a few new things added to the game.

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06/07/2017
Tekken 7: How to Unlock Devil Kazuya and Violet

Tekken 7 has been hyped as one of the most game-changing fighters in years, and now that it's out, the reviews seem to be coming in as overwhelmingly positive. It's got the feel of the classic Tekken games that we know and love with next-gen polish on it.

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05/31/2017
Hearthstone to Gwent: A Guide to Mechanics for Transitioning Players

If it wasn't for Hearthstone, Gwent probably wouldn't be the public beta success that it is right now. Until Hearthstone's release in 2013, card games were not terribly prominent in the mainstream gaming community, and they were mostly shunned as a niche that a lot of gamers didn't really care about or take seriously.

MakeUseOf
02/16/2015
How to Clean a Hijacked Web Browser

What's more frustrating than launching Firefox only to see that your homepage has been changed without your authorization? Maybe you've even got a shiny new toolbar. Those things are always useful, right? Wrong.

Twinfinite
12/13/2018
Team Sonic Racing OST's Sand Road Is Out (and Amazing)

Of all Team Sonic Racing tracks that have dropped on Sonic the Hedgehog's official YouTube channel since last month, Sand Road may be the best. This jazz-influenced track is an ode to Sand Hill.

Twinfinite
12/14/2018
New Dragon Ball Super: Broly Promo Reveals an Unexpected Fusion [SPOILERS]

The wait for Dragon Ball Super: Broly is finally over-if you're in Japan, that is. Those of us living in the US won't be seeing it arrive in theaters until the start of next year. With the film already screening, a Japanese promo dropped recently showing a new fusion character that might surprise you.

Twinfinite
12/17/2018
Kage Is Now Available in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

After the conclusion of this year's Capcom Cup, it was announced that Kage, the Embodiment of the Satsui, is the newest Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition character. It's a tradition for Capcom to close out their annual Street Fighter tournament with a big announcement, and this was what they had for us this year.

Only Single Player
12/22/2018
PlayStation Sheds Light on Recent Remakes and Remasters

PlayStation has revealed some information about the PlayStation 4's past and upcoming resurrections in a post to its blog. These resurrections include Crash Bandicoot, MediEvil, Resident Evil, and Spyro the Dragon.

Twinfinite
12/24/2018
Kingdom Hearts III's File Size Is 40 GB on PlayStation 4

If you're running low on disk space for your PlayStation 4 and you're planning to get Kingdom Hearts III, be prepared to have 40 GB available. The PlayStation 4's version of the game will take up a little over 4 GB more than the Xbox One's (35.8 GB).

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02/21/2018
Kingdom Come Deliverance: Herbalism Skill Guide

One of the biggest misconceptions that new players to Kingdom Come Deliverance fall prey to is that Herbalism is a skill beneficial to only alchemists. It's quite the contrary, and this skill is actually one of the most beneficial and useful that you can pick up in the early game.

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02/20/2018
Kingdom Come Deliverance: Restless Spirit Quest Guide

Restless Spirit is one of the lengthiest and most confusing side quests in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, requiring you to complete a series of travel-based tasks that will probably come across as dull and tedious to most. The quest has several different parts where your objective isn't clear or shown on the map, so paying attention to the dialogue is important.

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01/23/2018
Laser League Beta: One of the Simplest, True Esport Experiences

I'm not going to lie to you. When I first looked into Laser League, I wasn't really impressed by what I understood of the game. From the trailer and available information I could find, it struck me as a slow, hyped-up version of laser tag. It's not the late '90s anymore, so I was a bit skeptical.

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