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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.

Fluster Cluck Review

Fluster Cluck (1)

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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Samurai Warriors 4 Review

Samurai Warriors 4 (1)

Toyko-based Omega Force has always been a remarkably industrious studio, persistently juggling a multiplicity of musuo-minded franchises. In the last eight months alone, Hyrule Warriors, One Piece: Unlimited World Red, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete ...

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New Game Releases: October 23rd- 29th, 2014

Sunset Overdrive

Not long ago, game shopping was a binary choice: you decided to purchase a particular title or you didn’t. Woefully, that’s not the case anymore, with publishers offering an array of different SKUs, goading prudent players to do a bit ...

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Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Review

Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition (1)

Traditionally, the launch of a new generation of console has been marked with a succinct transitional period, with companies swiftly shifting their efforts from legacy hardware to shiny, new hardware. But the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ...

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Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord Review

Tears to Tiara II Heir of the Overlord (1)

The potential to become blindsided by Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord is remarkably high. Outside of otaku circles, the title isn’t likely to trigger recognition, with six characters in Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match once representing the franchise’s ...

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New Game Releases: October 16th-22nd, 2014

Samurai Warriors 4

From Clementine’s search for safety in The Walking Dead: Season Two to Lo Wang’s ferocious foray in Shadow Warrior, this week’s itinerary of new releases offers a variety of notable titles. Retro-minded fans will be pleased to know a number ...

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Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus Review

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus (1)

Last August, Acquire’s Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed took players to an imaginative interpretation of Toyko’s Akihabara district, where they were tasked with ripping the clothes off of vampiric foes. Although titillation was undoubtedly a driving force behind the design ...

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TRI: Of Friendship and Madness Review

TRI Of Friendship and Madness  (1)

Robert’s Take: Successful puzzle games allow the seemingly impossible to be accomplished, leading players down a path of nearly imperceptible path of breadcrumbs. The genre’s most prestigious titles are able to perform this feat with an exceptionally lean toolset, crafting ...

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Skylanders: Trap Team Review

Skylanders Trap Team (1)

Many franchises feel the pangs of stagnancy by their fourth iteration. After a trio of titles that define, then gradually refine a series, the fourth game often exhibits a divisive tension between prudent evolution and risky revolution. It’s a stage ...

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New Game Releases: October 9th-15th, 2014

Tears to Tiara II Heir of the Overlord

In a Tale of Two Cities, Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. While the author’s parallelism probably wasn’t referring to a week in which Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! and Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition ...

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