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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.

NEKOPARA Vol. 3 review

Spend the day strolling through Akihabara, and you’ll inevitably be invited into a multitude of maid cafes, each promoting their own unique theme. Beyond the frilly French maid costumes at Maidreamin or the cosplay ninjas ...

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Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 review

Game series are often cyclical conversations between developers and fans. Each successive sequel blends creative freedom with the wishes of a faithful fanbase, with designers heeding reaction as they plan the ensuing follow-up. But with ...

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New Game Releases: May 25th-31st, 2017

Once Capcom was a power player in the industry, creating beloved franchises like Mega Man, Devil May Cry, and Monster Hunter. These days the publisher seems to habitually stumble, whether it’s a glaring misspelling on ...

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Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada review

After eleven iterations of Samurai Warriors, the specter of stagnancy lurks over Omega Force’s famed franchise. While successive installments might have injected new characters, content, or even a bit of variation, each effort largely adopted ...

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FlatOut 4: Total Insanity review

Across the first three iterations of FlatOut, Bugbear Entertainment was confidently slung in the driver’s seat, guiding the destruction-based racer to critical and commercial acclaim. But when the Helsinki-based developer exited to pursue other four-wheeled ...

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New Game Releases: May 18th-24th, 2017

Understandingly, you’re probably eager to play Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, the remake of 1992’s Fire Emblem Gaiden, a title that was only released in Japan. But between the lack of dual audio voiceover ...

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Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds review

2012’s Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Bloom was released at an unfortunate time, just as the PSP’s user base was beginning to erode. But those who did get an opportunity to play the Aksys-published title ...

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Akiba’s Beat review

The first thing you should know about the recent PlayStation 4 and PS Vita release of Akiba’s Beat, is that the game shuns one of the most notable features of its predecessor. While 2014’s Akiba’s ...

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