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Markus Piil

A staunch supporter of the technical arts, Markus has been working as a software developer for two startup tech companies in Western Canada. Gaming aside, he likes adventuring in the mountains, camping with the wife, and playing metal tunes on the guitar.
One Year Scholarly Gamers

One Year of Scholarly Gamers!

To get a solid understanding of the ground we tread today, it's often quite helpful to look back to the road we've been travelling....
Far Cry 5 Title Card

Far Cry 5 Review (Spoiler-Free)

Title: Far Cry 5 Released On: March 27, 2018 Genre: FPS Action/Adventure Reviewed On: Xbox One X Also Available On: PlayStation 4, PC Developer: Ubisoft Montreal / Toronto Publisher: Ubisoft MSRP: $59.99...
Far Cry 2 Title Screen

When Features (Re)Define a Franchise Pt I – Dynamic Fire in Far Cry 2

I expect that most of you have found yourselves discussing some given game with a friend only to share (or hear about) this amazing thing...
The Division Loot Boxes

But .. We Used to Love Loot Boxes!

Amid the latest turmoil regarding Electronic Arts' microtransactions and loot crates in the full-price Star Wars Battlefront II, I wanted to take a minute...

The Escapists 2 PC Game Giveaway

The Escapists 2 Giveaway! Tonight we'll be giving away a copy of The Escapists 2 for PC at Matt Ferguson's (ScholarlyGamer) Twitch Channel! Tune in between 7-10pm...

The Escapists 2 Review

Released On: August 21, 2017 Genre: Indie, Simulation, Strategy Reviewed On: Xbox One Also Available On: PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch Developer: Team17 Digital Ltd / Mouldy Toof Studios Publisher:...
2017 Game of the Year

Scholarly Gamers Game of the Year 2017

There's no question about it - 2017 was a big year for games. With the launch of new consoles such as the Xbox One...
Game of the Year Nominees 2017

2017 Game of the Year Nominations

As Scholarly Gamers approaches the end of our first calendar year, we began to discuss some of the best games we’d played in 2017....
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Six Months of Scholarly Gamers!

On April 10th, 2017, we rolled out the scholarlygamers.com website; our intended 'hub' for all things #SG. This tied together the various platforms we'd...
Assassin's Creed DNA Series

Anecdotal Musings: Playing Game Series, Non-Serially

Going as far back as I can remember, I've been an avid follower of specific franchises, and found it difficult to dip a toe...