About Brittany Alva

Brittany's been gaming since she could walk -- literally. A doctor told her parents to get her a handled console to improve her hand-eye coordination because she was so clumsy. Her family also loved gaming, so she grew up playing games like Harvest Moon, Pokemon, and random RPGs like Breath of Fire and Skyrim. After getting a bachelor's degree in English, she went on to become a freelance writer in the gaming industry. She's also studying to become a Narrative Writer in the games.

Now, she spends most of her time playing League of Legends, card games, and cozy titles, especially those with deep story-driven gameplay and intricate characters. If she's not on her PC or playing her Switch, she's taking care of her young daughter who also enjoys watching her parents play games (and will hopefully enjoy them herself when she can hold a controller). Brittany also enjoys cross-stitching, reading, and being overly critical of music.

She loves writing reviews and guides so she can analyze games as an art form while also helping people with things that might be right under their nose. She also enjoys discussing the industry as a whole, whether that's with news or reflecting on the impact of events and games.

Articles by Brittany Alva

Total Articles: 37

Palworld intro scene

Palworld Base Building 101 - Tips for Base Management

Palworld base building doesn't have to be complicated, especially if you know everything to prepare for and what to build.

January 26, 2024 | 09:35 EST

Lily Palworld Boss

How to be the best at Palworld Breeding

There's not anything too complicated about Breeding in Palworld, but there are some things that you need to go before you can expect an egg to pop up.

January 20, 2024 | 01:04 EST

Palworld Free Pal Tower Battle

How to be the Best at Palworld Battling

Learning how to be the best at Palworld battling means learning everything there is to the craft. Here's what you need to know.

January 20, 2024 | 10:51 EST

Sealed Realm entrance in Palworld

Palworld Sealed Realms: How to Take them All Down

The Sealed Realms in Palword offer some of the most challenging fights in the game, and these tricks will help you get through each one of them.

January 19, 2024 | 04:42 EST

Zoe and Grizzbolt fight at Rayne Syndicate's Tower in Palworld

Palworld: Beating Rayne Syndicate's Tower in Style

The first major boss fight in Palworld happens at the Rayne Syndicate's Tower. Here's everything you need to know to beat it.

January 19, 2024 | 08:29 EST

Ancient Technology points unlockables in Palworld

Palworld Ancient Technology Points Guide - A Must Collect Item!

Ancient Technology points in Palworld are essential to unlocking some of the best things in the game -- here's how you can get them.

January 19, 2024 | 08:04 EST

Lucky Pal Lamball Palworld

Palworld Lucky Pals and Why You Want Them

Palworld's Lucky Pals are incredibly fun to collect, and they're great resources as well. This is exactly what Lucky Pals are.

January 19, 2024 | 07:58 EST

Rayne Syndicate boss holding a Palworld sphere

Palworld Preview - Let Freedom and Monkeys With Guns Ring

This Palworld preview explores how the game lets the player do what they want, how they want, and without being a stickler for difficulty rules.

January 18, 2024 | 12:00 EST

Palworld intro with three Pals looking down at you

How to Pick the Best Starting Area in Palworld

Trying to pick the best area in Palworld for your base isn't an easy task. Luckily, this guide will help you choose the perfect place to call home.

January 18, 2024 | 12:00 EST

Pikchu Pokemon Card and the back of Pokemon Card

How to Play Pokemon TCG Like A Pro

Learning how to play Pokemon TCG isn't too hard. This comprehensive guide will tell you everything you need to know about a Pokemon TCG match!

August 10, 2023 | 11:12 EDT

GRIS' mother from the video game Gris holds an iPhone in her hand, showcasing the Apple Arcade logo

The Best Apple Arcade Games

There are a lot of great games on iOS devices, especially on the Apple Arcade. These are the best of the best Apple Arcade games.

August 1, 2023 | 12:50 EDT

Flora in Story of Seasons A Wonderful Life

Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Interview with Rika Hoshina: A Love Letter to Life & More

An interview with Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Director Rika Hoshina explains how the team approached remaking the unique farming sim.

July 5, 2023 | 10:28 EDT

The One Ring in Magic The Gathering

Should You Let The One Ring Tempt You In MTG Tales Of Middle-earth?

The Fellowship may not have wanted to use the One Ring or let it tempt them, the Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth MTG set may tell a different tale.

June 16, 2023 | 11:47 EDT

sad Gollum in The Lord of the Rings Gollum

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Review

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum had its moments, but most of the game was underwhelming. Read our review to find out what worked and what didn't.

May 25, 2023 | 04:00 EDT

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Cassette Beasts Review

Cassette Beasts is more than just another monster taming game, it's the most innovative JRPG released so far in 2023. Check out our Cassette Beasts review to see why.

April 26, 2023 | 11:05 EDT

starter monster Cassette Beasts

Cassette Beasts Starter Monsters: Sweet or Spooky?

The starter monsters in Cassette Beasts can be tricky to pick, especially when you don't know what you're doing. Here's everything you need to know.

April 26, 2023 | 09:28 EDT

Promo art for Cassette Beasts

Cassette Beasts Tips and Tricks for Mastering Combat

Combat can be tricky, so take these Cassette Beasts tips to heart if you want to master the two-versus-two fighting style.

April 26, 2023 | 09:28 EDT

resting in Cassette Beasts

How to Access Your Cassette Beasts Tape Storage

Finding your Cassette Beasts tape storage can be unnecessarily difficult. This guide will show you where your tape storage actually is.

April 26, 2023 | 09:28 EDT

All Partner Monsters in Cassette Beasts

Ultimate Cassette Beasts Partners Guide

Cassette Beasts Partners are both helpful, fun, and bright. Here are all of the partners you can interact with and everything you need to know about them.

April 26, 2023 | 09:28 EDT

Archangel beast in Cassette Beasts

The Best Early Monsters in Cassette Beasts

Using the best early monsters in Cassette Beasts can set you up for success. The best part is they're all cute and well-designed!

April 26, 2023 | 09:28 EDT

Elevator outside of Harbourtown in Cassette Beasts

How to Turn On the Elevator Outside of Harbourtown in Cassette Beasts

Knowing how to turn on the elevator outside of Harbourtown in Cassette Beasts is essential to getting through the rest of the game.

April 26, 2023 | 09:28 EDT

Cassette Beasts Bootleg Nevermort

What Are Bootleg Monsters in Cassette Beasts?

If you happen to run into a miscolored monster in, don't fret! Here's everything you need to know about these bootleg monsters in Cassette Beasts.

April 26, 2023 | 09:28 EDT

Metaverse fashion show in Roblox

Roblox, Fashion Week, and the Rise of Metaverse Fashion

Digital fashion isn't exactly new. However, the fact that there's a thriving Metaverse fashion industry may take you by surprise.

April 10, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Gollum and enemies in Lord of the Rings: Gollum

Lord of the Rings: Gollum is Shaping Up Well

Finally, Lord of the Rings: Gollum gives Gollum/Smeagol a voice in what looks like one of the most promising 2023 releases.

March 23, 2023 | 12:45 EDT