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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.

Full Mojo Rampage review

Full Mojo Rampage (1)

Unquestionably, Full Mojo Rampage is a game with a myriad of moving parts. On a rudimentary level, the circle-strafing protagonist launches an unrelenting flurry of projectiles at skeletons, snakes, and bomb-carrying foes. In another way, ...

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The Labyrinth of Grisaia review

The Labyrinth of Grisaia (1)

What is the concept? Following The Fruit of Grisaia’s (Gurizaia no Kajitsu) 2011 release in Japan, Sekai Project mounted a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising nearly half a million dollars to fund an English localization for ...

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Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma review

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Here’s the irony surrounding a discussion of Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma- revealing even the slightest detail threatens to diminish the experience. So, if you were a fan of 2009’s Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors or ...

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New Game Releases: June 23rd-29th, 2016

Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE

From Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE, and the physical release of Grand Kingdom, role-playing fans have a number of reasons to be excited. And if that trio of temptations doesn’t interest ...

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Grand Kingdom review

Grand Kingdom (1)

Japanese role-playing games are often criticized for not offering enough innovation. According to detractors, most new efforts do little more than recycle well-established plots and play mechanics.  But spend a few hours with either the ...

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Clannad Side Stories review

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What is the concept? When Clannad was originally released in 2004, the visual novel resonated with quite a few Japanese readers. Although identifying with a standoffish delinquent might seem like a lofty hurdle, the storyline ...

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New Game Releases: June 16th-22nd, 2016

The Labyrinth of Grisaia

This week, the thrice-delayed Might No. 9 finally hits store shelves and digital marketplaces. Given the protracted three-year span from initial PAX announcement hype to release, it will be interesting to see how the hiatus ...

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Kirby: Planet Robobot review

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Occasionally, the industry’s pursuit of emotive narrative and compulsion to harness the power of hardware means that games can overlook their most imperative element. All too often we’ve found ourselves marveling at an intricate storyline ...

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E3 2016: Bethesda Brings Back Fan Favorites

Skyrim Special Edition

Jeremy Lamont’s impressions: Bethesda, in their sophomore outing as an E3 conference presenter, sought to win hearts and minds not by surprise, but by a touch of carefully-manicured predictability. Opening the Bethesda presser with “Yes, ...

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