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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.

Tackling Over 9000 Zombies!

Over 9000 Zombies (1)

Robert’s Take: The first hour with a triple-A title can often be a trustworthy barometer for the overall quality of the game. After all, sizable studios can’t afford to make anything less than a stellar initial impression when substantial budgets ...

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New Game Releases: July 25th-31st, 2014

The Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky Art

While Fall and Spring are usually known as the transitional seasons, the latest batch of mid- Summer releases demonstrates an unusually high number of changes across platforms. PC indie Rogue Legacy offers a simultaneous release across all three Sony’s systems ...

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So Many Me Review

So Many Me (1)

Over the past decade, players have been bombarded with a deluge of puzzle/platformers. And with so many titles purporting to be the consummate combination of leaping and logic conundrums, it might be hard to get excited about another contender in ...

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

Oddworld New n Tasty

Traditionally, the summer months are a scarce time for console releases, and this year is no exception, with only a handful of titles designed for dedicated hardware. Fortunately, things aren’t quite as dismal in the PC camp, where indie developers ...

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Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut Review

Shantae Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut (1)

As studio names go, WayForward Technologies has one of the more incongruous monikers in the industry. While the Southern California studio’s designator seems to infer an output of bleeding-edge innovation, in reality WayForward’s greatest achievement is a collection of retro-inspired, ...

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Abyss Odyssey Review

Abyss Odyssey (1)

Robert’s Take: Over the last few years, development teams have embraced the potpourri method of game design, combining an assortment of familiar genres together in an effort to create a distinctive new experience. But much like its execution in the ...

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

Shantae Header

While new releases might be scarce on consoles, the schedule of second-hand titles for PC continues strong. Originally a 3DS and then iOS title, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge moves onto Steam while adding enough features to justify the “Director’s Cut” designator. ...

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Reconnoitering Meridian: New World

Meridian New World (1)

In an era when games with modest ambitions are produced by studios with dozens of employees, Meridian: New World is a notable anomaly. Crafted by a single developer- Hungary-based Ede Tarsoly, Meridian’s fusion of elements is a minor miracle- with ...

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