Author Archives: Robert Allen

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.

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

Switch Galaxy Ultra

With the holiday season reaching fruition, the number of retail games hitting store shelves are thinning, leaving the bulk of this week’s titles as digital releases. While the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita receive a couple of new games with ...

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Worlds of Magic preview

Worlds of Magic (1)

Three axioms summarize my standpoint on game design: graphics can never be too attractive, control schemes can never be too intuitive, and simulations can never be too intricate. While the first two assertions leave little room for debate, some might ...

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Destiny Expansion: The Dark Below review

The Dark Below Expansion (1)

Destiny’s most exigent enemy isn’t a Skiff, Minotaur, or even a Wizard, it’s the menace of monotony faced by shooting and looting across a limited set of environments. Sure, the game exhibited a prodigious grasp of precepts, flaunting the type ...

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Nyaruko: Crawling with Love! Season 2 review

Nyaruko Crawling with Love! Season 2 (1)

Popularized during the 1960’s, the high concept situation comedy juxtaposed the ordinary with the extraordinary. In theory, the technique was seemingly simple, taking one of more fantastical characters- such as the eponymous djinn of I Dream of Jeannie or Bewitched’s ...

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

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

From a pair of premium priced child and horse-raising sims, sing-along software, a translator app, and a slew of older cartridge-based titles that have made their way onto the eShop, it’s that time of your for digital shovelware. But despite ...

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Fantasy Hero Unsigned Legacy review

Fantasy Hero Unsigned Legacy (1)

What is the concept? The uprising of the downtrodden is a ubiquitous theme in gaming. For the recent release of Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy, the premise is applied to a quartet of heroes forced to take refuge when a tribe ...

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker review

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker  (1)

Customarily, game design employs an additive approach, progressively inserting new mechanics into each new sequel. It’s a method that’s helped Nintendo build an empire, with each new iteration of Mario Kart, Kirby, or The Legend of Zelda adopting the basic ...

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Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire review

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire review (1)

While the oral tradition of storytelling has long since lapsed, many of the fundamentals of folklore still linger in the interactive medium. One of the best examples of this phenomenon can be found in the Pokémon franchise- which in place ...

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New Game Releases: December 4th-10th, 2014

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

From Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, which represents yet another outing for relentless globe trotter to Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, which gives the hardworking character his chance in the spotlight, this week brings a number of noteworthy releases. ...

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Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed review

Akiba's Trip Undead & Undressed (1)

One of the peculiarities of next-generation libraries is how the current selection of software often feels like a subset of titles from the previous era of consoles. Beyond a strong emphasis on sequels to popular properties, the PlayStation 4 has ...

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