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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.

AI: The Somnium Files review

Kotaro Uchikoshi’s games are often an indispensable reminder of the possibility of interactive fiction. In the hands of another developer, the Zero Escape series might have little more than an nondescript fusion of conversational sequences ...

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IndieGo #18: Inferno 2 and UnderMine

We go on an intense twin-stick shooting trek through Inferno 2, finding a drip-feed of weapon upgrades. Then we move from a minimal, Tron-like halls to the squalid, subterranean spaces of UnderMine. In these depths, ...

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Utawarerumono Zan review

One of the near-inevitabilities for a promising Japanese property is the musou adaption. One Piece, Berserk, Bleach, Gundam, Fist of the North Star, The Legend of Zelda, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Dragon Quest and even Guilty Gear ...

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WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship review

Pity the officially licensed WRC game. Despite continued advancement from a trio of developers across an eighteen-year span, the property has habitually remained in Colin McRae/DIRT’s shadow. The series has rarely been substandard, demonstrating fleeting ...

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Torchlight II (Switch) review

The 1997 release of Diablo remains one of the definitive interpretations of the dungeon crawl. Trading traditional turn-based combat for real-time action, exploration was elevated by the incorporation of procedurally-generated environments. The game’s loot algorithm ...

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IndieGo #17: Exception and Sin Slayers

With Exception, we dive deep into a computer’s internals for a vibrant-colored, speedrunning platformer that intensified by a searing soundtrack. Additionally, we attempt to resist temptation, in Sin Slayers’ notable blend of role-playing and rogue-like ...

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New Releases: September 5th-11th, 2019

With titles like Divinity: Original Sin 2, Utawarerumono: Zan, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, River City Girls, and Spice and Wolf VR arriving, this week offers a number of notable titles. It’s also the week that ...

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Children of Morta review

Family isn’t a prevalent theme in gaming. Sure, titles like God of War, The Last of Us, and Metroid Other M are built around parent-progeny relationships. But most titles don’t depict an extended family, all ...

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Whipseey and the Lost Atlas review

Masahiro Sakurai’s cheerful pink blob has been captivating players for more than a quarter-century. Ever since the 1992 debut of Kirby’s Dream Land, the gelatinous, ability-cloning character has been the star of over thirty sequels ...

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