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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.

Demon Gaze Review

Demon Gaze (1)

Although platformers, shmups, and beat ‘em ups may have dominated the game industry during the 1980’s, the decade also witnessed the rise of another enduring genre: the first-person dungeon crawl. Faithful adaptions of pen-and-paper pastimes such as Dungeons & Dragons ...

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Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars Review

Conception II Children of the Seven Stars (7)

I once had a psychology professor who claimed that self-preservation was the stimulus behind almost all human action. According to the instructor, a person’s desire to own a spacious house wasn’t just motivated by conspicuous consumption- a bulky estate presumably ...

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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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