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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.

Dead in Vinland review

From Don’t Starve, Ark: Survival Evolved, and two-thirdsof the Risen franchise, being stranded on a remote island is a popular premise for games, typically tasking players with keeping their cool during a set of increasingly ...

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Extinction review

Since 2008, Chicago-based Iron Galaxy has largely shirked the limelight, performing contract work for other studios and quietly porting code onto other consoles. But the developer’s own efforts haven’t garnered much attention, with titles like ...

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Dark Rose Valkyrie (PC) review

Sporadically, a team of renowned developers unite, and the results are splendidly synergistic. Largely, that’s the case with Dark Rose Valkyrie, a game was released last June on the PlayStation 4, and has now made ...

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New Game Releases: April 12th-18th, 2018

From Kazuma Kiryu’s last outing, Ys VIII’s oft-delayed PC port, and Don’t Starve’s trek on to consoles, this week’s itinerary of new game releases offers several highlights. And while the Nintendo’s Switch receives a healthy ...

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Maidens of a Hollow Dream review

Any respectable shoot-‘em-up has a gameplay element that endows the game with distinction. The recent Steam release of Maidens of a Hollow Dream/Kyomu no Otome, originally published at Comiket 88 in the Summer of 2015, ...

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Fatal Twelve review

Portrayals of teen deathmatches resonate with the public across a multitude of mediums. Both Koushun Takami’s Battle Royal and Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games started as books, before being transformed into films, while the Danganronpa ...

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New Game Releases: April 5th-11th, 2018

Whether you prefer the slashes of Samurai Shodown, the punches and kicks of King of Kighters, or the cartoonish pugilism of Punch-Out!!, this week’s new game releases offering plenty of opportunities for conflict. Those with ...

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Penny Punching Princess review

While 1987’s Double Dragon wasn’t the first beat ‘em up game (Irem’s Kung Fu Master arrived two years earlier), it did help to push the genre forward. Instead of feeling like a stiff side-scroller, Double ...

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