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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.

Blade Arcus from Shining: Battle Arena review

The Shining series is a bit of a chameleon. 1991’s Shining in the Darkness kicked off the franchise that would exhibit intermittent continuity with a three-dimensional dungeon crawl reminiscent of Wizardry. Follow-up Shining Force resisted ...

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Human: Fall Flat review

Steam has a slew of pseudo-simulations, which all follow a specific concept. Combine a schedule of mundane tasks with an overly awkward control scheme, and watch as the hilarity ensues. At least that’s what the ...

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New Game Releases: June 21st-27th, 2016

Traditionally, summer months extend a light schedule of subordinate releases, with the industry cramming its notable offerings into the holiday period. But with remarkable offerings like Shiren the Wanderer, Fairy Fencer F, and Phantom Brave ...

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10 Second Ninja X review

Occasionally older brothers offer serendipitous nuggets of wisdom. As a kid, a friend’s elder sibling was listening to Mötley Crüe’s “Ten Seconds to Love”, a boisterous anthem about intercourse in an elevator. To demonstrate his ...

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Unholy Heights review

Seemingly bored from his role as a salaryman, the devil decides to become a manager at an apartment complex for monsters in Unholy Heights. Sure, it’s an unusual vocational shift, and it’s also the basis ...

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Muv-Luv review

Delve into the recent Steam release of Muv-Luv and you won’t immediately understand why the 2003 visual novel is often considered one of the medium’s most prodigious efforts. Split into two parts, this Steam release ...

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New Game Releases: July 14th-20th, 2016

Beyond a trio of eShop releases from Nintendo’s golden era, and an entry from Konami’s beloved horizontal shooter, there are a number of notable titles among week’s new releases. Among the more interesting offerings is ...

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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late review

As the American arcade steadily faded from the recreational landscape, fighting games migrated to dedicated hardware. Consoles, and later portables, offered an outlet for pugilism that would endure for generations of hardware. But steadily, a ...

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MilitAnt review

Many people think they’re capable multitaskers, but the cold hard truth is we’re pretty awful at undertaking simultaneous duties. In fact, studies have shown that the more concurrent tasks we attempt, the worse we are ...

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Super Mutant Alien Assault review

Progress, as the old adage states, doesn’t take place in a vacuum. Impressionism wasn’t the innovation of a single painter, but a group of interconnected artists riffing off each other’s techniques and styles, gradually advancing ...

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