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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.

Tales of Hearts R Review

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Across the last two decades, the Japanese role-playing genre has undergone a number of significant shifts. Many of these changes of obvious- the capability of contemporary hardware now offers the ability to render richly detailed realms or deliver sophisticated battle ...

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New Game Releases: November 13th-19th, 2014

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With the holiday shopping season on the verge of critical mass, this week offers a remarkably robust collection of new titles hitting both store shelves and digital marketplaces. Most notable is the number of cross-generational ports, with titles like Middle-earth: ...

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Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit! Review

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Not long ago, localization of the lascivious Senran Kagura franchise would be nearly inconceivable. But gradually, stateside sensibilities have changed, spurring a trickle of Japan’s more salacious titles. Beyond the moe-istic merriment in games such as Abiba’s Trip: Undead and ...

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MX vs. ATV Supercross Review

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While the desire for innovation is a virtuous ambition, some developers would rather pursue perfection- offering a succession of sequels aimed at the realization of a specific genre. Such is the path plotted by Phoenix-based Rainbow Studios. Save for a ...

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review

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While Metal Gear Solid 4 once asserted that “war has changed”, Fallout 3 proclaimed that “war never changes”. The Call of Duty franchise has contently existed somewhere in the middle of those two contradictory tenets. Each annual iteration has typically ...

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New Game Releases: November 6th-12th, 2014

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Traditionally, early November is a time when publishers trot out their triple-A holiday titles; this week’s itinerary of new releases confirms that industry custom. With big name releases such as Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Rogue, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham ...

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Podcast 14-2: Leeks, Pickles, and a Dash of Irony

Podcast 14-2 Leeks, Pickles

Beyond offering impressions of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Fluster Clunk, Skylanders: Trap Team, Hohokum, Escape Goat 2, Ingress, To the Moon, and Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, the crew also tackles trivia, offers responses to reader mail, and even diverts ...

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Fluster Cluck Review

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What is the concept? Before online matches became the traditional method of conducting multiplayer competitions, franchises like Bomberman, NBA Jam, and Super Smash Bros. and Power Stone permitted a roomful of players to host heated rivalries. And while modern ‘net-facilitated ...

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