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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.

Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo review

Damascus Code Operation Tokyo (1)

In many ways, mech-based games are the quintessential conduit for wish fulfillment. Typically, players are able to pilot awe-inspiring machines, each packed with munitions and appendage-mounted weapons capable of slicing a car in half. Commonly, customization is also a fundamental ...

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Skullcandy SLYR Gaming Headset review

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A massive, high-definition television is now a requisite purchase for most gamers. Such as acquisition allows for the appreciation of graphical fidelity created by contemporary consoles. Nearly as essential is the investment in a high-quality sound device. With our now-gen ...

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Podcast 14-6: Yaibatized

Podcast 14-6 Yaibatized

This episode, the crew offers impressions of Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo, Freedom Wars, Soul Sacrifice Delta, Monster Hunter 4, Dead or Alive: Last Round, 140, Last Tango, Untrusted, as well as revisits Wild Arms 2. Beyond Jeremy making good on ...

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New Game Releases: March 26th-April 1st, 2015

Toukiden Kiwami

For the last few years, digital downloads have altered the traditional pricing model for console games, often offering shorter experiences at a reduced price. With the release of two free titles this week, that trend has finally reached fruition. Forza ...

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Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure review

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Like most mainstream media, the primary goal of interactive entertainment is escapism. When the collective weight of work, bills, and relationships congeals into a burdensome load, we have the ability to retreat into meticulously detailed, fantastical realms. For many, games ...

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Coppelion: The Complete Series review

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In media, the apocalyptic context is one of the most remarkable narrative stratagems to scrutinize humanity. Whether catastrophe occurs via George R. Romero’s infestation of zombies, Mad Max’s oil shortage and subsequent collapse of societal concord, or the environmental upheaval ...

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Bladestorm: Nightmare review

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Disparagers often state that developer Omega Force’s output represents variations on a single theme. Irrefutably, there’s some truth in that assentation, with a throng of titles (typically, but not always having ‘Warrior’ in the title) tasking players with slashing their ...

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Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype review

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With an existence spanning nearly forty years, the shoot ‘em up game (or shmup) has a well-deserved place in the pantheon of gaming. But its status was earned by more than just tenacious longevity. Shooters are one of the most ...

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The Awakened Fate Ultimatum review

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In 2010, NIS America published Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman, a game that was every bit as eclectic as it name suggested. With Rogue-like mechanics and a storyline teeming with references to classic tokusatsu, the game certainly had its ...

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