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With over 35 years of gaming experience, Robert 'DesertEagle' Allen is Tech-Gaming's resident worrier/warrior who spends his days teaching at three colleges and his nights devoted to JRPGs.

New Game Releases: April 18th-24th, 2014

Dark Souls 2

Next-generation adopters have plenty to look forward to in the immediate future- with the imminent release of Wolfenstein: The New Order, Watch Dogs, and the PlayStation 4 version of MLB 14: The Show. Those expectations will have to get PlayStation ...

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Bloody ZL5A Gaming Mouse Review

ZL5A

Across the last decade, the gaming mouse industry has proliferated, providing PC owners with a myriad of choices. From the Razer Naga- a peripheral targeted at MMO players with nineteen programmable buttons to Logitech’s ergonomically-driven G500, there seems to be ...

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Cloudbuilt Review

Cloudbuilt (1)

Every so often, a game come out which offers an experience that feels so fresh and engaging, it seems destined to inspire a slew of successors. 2008’s Mirror’s Edge is a prime example of that assertion. With an immersive first-person ...

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New Game Releases: April 11th-17th, 2014

Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn

In the words of former Square-Enix president Yoichi Wada, the 2010 release of Final Fantasy XIV “had greatly damaged the Final Fantasy brand”. In hindsight, the title’s production was a textbook example of groupthink- despite technical issues, server woes, and ...

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The Elder Scrolls Online Review

The Elder Scrolls Online Review (1)

For decades, interactive role-playing games have incorporated the character archetypes popularized by the pen-and-pencil game of Dungeons & Dragons. Often employing variations of the stalwart fighter, the curative cleric, spell-casting magic-user and the nimble thief, this standard has demonstrated a ...

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Ragnarok Odyssey ACE Review

Ragnarok Odyssey ACE (1)

When the original Ragnarok Odyssey was released in October of 2012, the PS Vita’s library lacked a Monster Hunter-esque game. Now that consummate contenders such as Soul Sacrifice and Toukiden: The Age of Demons have been released for Sony’s portable ...

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New Game Releases: April 4th-10th, 2014

Batman Blackgate

In Hollywood, setting a film’s release date can prove intricate, involving factors such as estimates of competition, time of year and the avoidance of Goliath-sized competition. Naturally, video games undergo a similar process. This week, the scheduling deities seemed to ...

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Podcast 13-9 PC Captivation

Molly and netbook

 This episode, the Tech-Gaming crew offers impressions of Card City Nights, Cloudbuilt, Thief, inFAMOUS: Second Son, the Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls expansion, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, and Strider. Beyond offering our typical dose of gaming trivia, the IndieOutlook team also invites MegaDev‘s Mike, ...

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Deception IV: Blood Ties Review

Deception IV Blood Ties Review (1)

One prevalent trend in contemporary gaming is the revival of once-popular retro titles. Mercifully, the practice has proved successful enough to spur the revitalization of several lesser-known properties. Built around a premise where players constructed sequences of sadistic, violent traps, ...

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