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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.

New Releases: August 19th-25th, 2021

Beyond the arrival of Psychonauts 2, King’s Bounty II, and a director’s cut for Ghost of Tsushima, this week offers a number of remarkable indie releases. From the Zelda-esque Arietta of Spirits, the creative puzzle-platforming ...

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Space Invaders Invincible Collection review

Space Invaders Invincible Collection mostly lives up to the title, offering ten of the franchise’s most prominent entries, along with some underappreciated Taito gems. 32 years later, it’s all too easy to overlook Tomohiro Nishikado’s ...

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Button City review

Cute animals, arcades, and a cheerful plot seems like the perfect recipe for lighthearted fun. But sadly, there’s little joy to be found in Button City. From a succession of tedious fetch quests to mini-games ...

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Fort Triumph review

The old adage states that if you’re going to steal, do it from the best. That’s the approach taken by Fort Triumph which borrows from both XCOM and Heroes of Might and Magic. While the ...

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Orcs Must Die! 3 review

The third iteration of the Orcs Must Die! franchise doesn’t remarkable advance the formula, but there’s still enjoyment found in torturing procession of green skins. Following a year of exclusivity on the Google Stadia, Robot ...

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New Releases: August 12th-18th, 2021

Beyond notable names like Space Invaders, Madden NFL, and Tetris, there are also a few new digital delights. From Hades’ journey onto PlayStation and Microsoft consoles to a pair of visual novels centering on frisky ...

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Jupiter Hell review

DoomRL demonstrated that Doom could be turned into a rewarding turn-based tactical game. But when the lawyers started sending cease-and-desist warnings, the developers moved the action to another planet. Jupiter Hell retains the look and ...

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Dungeon Defenders Awakened (Switch) review

Dungeon Defenders: Awakened offers a few quality-of-life improvements but follows the original game’s formula a bit too closely. Still, if you’re looking for a portable action/tower defense title, there’s satisfaction once you look past the game’s ...

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Dreamscaper review

Roguelikes often favor action over exposition. That’s not the case with Dreamscaper, which offers contemplative storytelling alongside absorbing skirmishes. Dreamscaper reminds us that some of the biggest challenges we face are internal, rather than external.  ...

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The Ascent review

With absorbing combat and bewitching atmospherics, The Ascent is one of the best action games of the year, easily outstripping the efforts of much larger studios.  Cyberpunk imagines a dystopian setting where high and low ...

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