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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.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life review

Over the past thirteen years, the Yakuza franchise has produced seven main entries, an equal number of spin-offs, and a trio of re-releases. Such an abundant output would have sapped the creative energy from most ...

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The 25th Ward: The Silver Case review

In film, auteur theory contends that the director is the primary ‘author’ of a motion picture, responsible for overseeing and uniting the entirety of a movie’s aural and visual elements. As such, a film symbolizes ...

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Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms review

Although the conflict only lasted for four days, the Battle of Toba-Fushimi was a pivotal moment in Japanese history. Following the forced opening of the Hakodate and Shimoda ports by Commodore Matthew C. Parry, tensions ...

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Acceleration of Suguri 2 review

It would take years before the impact of Psychic Force (Saikikku Fōsu) was truly understood. Released in Japanese arcades in 1995, the Taito-developed title offered a remarkable take on the conventional combat mechanics, putting a ...

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Q&A With Trailblazer’s Ben Ward

Franchises like Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo dominate the contemporary racing genre, which is not surprising, as each series is crafted by a legion of developers and is refined across multiple iterations. But when the ...

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Indiego! #2

Card battling and unit commandeering join forces in Golem Gates, while Pilam Sky takes to the aim in a steampunk hot-air balloon that’s armed like a battleship.  Indiego is a regular column dedicated to highlighting ...

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New Game Releases: March 8th-14th, 2018

From Dante’s journey to high definition in the Devil May Cry HD Collection, fighting alongside the Shinsengumi in Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms, and maneuvering through bullet hell in Danmaku Unlimited 3, this week a number of ...

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Jurassic World Pinball review

When Pinball FX 2 was first launched in 2010, the franchise earned a passionate legion of fans thanks to its technical prowess. While eschewing recreations of real-world machines, the series offered a prolific roster of ...

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