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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.

Z: Steel Soldiers review

Z Steel Soldiers  (1)

Although iOS/Android gaming doesn’t always earn the same level of respect given to consoles, portables, and PCs, the platforms do have one praiseworthy distinction. Increasingly, our phones and tablets are playing host to an increasing number of retro revitalizations, permitting ...

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New Game Releases: April 23rd-29th, 2015

Omega Quintet

Strangely, it’s a big week for games about bodily fluids. Whether players are racing to fertilize the egg in Spermination (do contraceptives play the role of enemies?) or just moving mucus around in the 2D platformer, Flem, we wonder if ...

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Crypt of the Necrodancer review

Crypt of the Necrodancer (1)

The blending of game genres can be a particularly divisive practice. For every engaging effort like Metal Gear: AC!D or Portal, there are duds like Fret Nice– the 2009 title which inelegantly allowed gamers to experience platforming controlled via Guitar ...

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Son of Nor review

Son of Nor (1)

Most video games are forthright about wish fulfillment, with some of the best titles endowing players with omnipotent capabilities. From the God of War series to Asura’s Wrath, games have permitted players to take control of demigods, exacting furious, formidable ...

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Podcast 14-7: Buy The Moon

Podcast 14-7

This episode, Robert and Say intrepidly attempt to lead a roster of post plane crash survivors in Dyscourse, travel through game history in A Pixel Story, and trying to keep things together in TerraTech. Beyond impressions of other illustrious indies, ...

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New Game Releases: April 16th-22nd, 2015

Sayonara Umihara Kawase Vita

From Shovel Knight, Joe Danger and even Donkey Kong, familiar faces fill this week’s schedule of new releases. Luckily, for those yearning for novelty, there are a few titles offering freshness- whether through the two new premium games to hit ...

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Excave II: Wizard of the Underworld review

Excave II Wizard of the Underworld  (1)

Helping to fill the deficiency of dungeon-crawlers on the 3DS, last February’s Excave proved to be a passable entry in the genre. While the title periodically succumbed to hack-and-slash tedium and exhibited an uneven challenge curve, these transgressions were counterbalanced ...

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New Game Releases: April 9th-15th, 2015

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

From WarioWare: Touched! and Yoshi Touch & Go’s transition onto the Wii U Gamepad, Scorpion, Sub-Zero and the usual cast of eccentrics in Mortal Kombat X, as well as the appearance of Xenoblade Chronicles on New 3DS screens, is seems ...

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A Q&A with Nihon Falcom/Mastiff Games

Falcom Q&A

From Faxanadu for the NES, the Ys series, and The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, Nihon Falcom has an amazingly prodigious body of work that spans over three decades. With the recent release of Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure ...

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