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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.

The Forbidden Arts review

At their best, games offer a captivating fusion of components. When storyline, play, visuals, and sound converge in a cohesive manner, the results can be riveting, reminding us of the medium’s potential. But all too ...

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New Releases: August 8th-14th, 2019

Not long ago, summertime had a drought of new game release, with many publishers targeting the holiday shopping season. But now, the hottest months of the year are dominated by a plethora of ports. This ...

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Omega Labyrinth Life review

As evidenced by the complaints faced by prominent sports series, many are irked by publishers who pump out iterative sequels with unremitting regularity. But the practice has an undeniable upside. Gradually, these franchises evolve, jettisoning ...

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IndieGo #16: Clea and Crawlco Block Knockers

Clea’s adversaries might scare your pants off, but Crawlco Block Knockers drawings are destined to lose their undergarments entirely. Either way, with IndieGo 16, we examine two recently released titles from modestly sized studios. Clea, ...

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The Witch’s Love Diary review

Intrigue abounds in The Witch’s Love Diary, Sekai Project’s recent localization of Qoobrand’s visual novel. Given the inclusion of a sorceress in the title and account of two blissful lovers in the game’s prologue, readers ...

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New Releases: August 1st-7th, 2019

With the releases of titles like Omega Labyrinth Life and Crawlco Block Knockers, the month of August is beginning with a few simmering titles, mirroring the summer temperatures. But if dungeon crawling and block shoving ...

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London Detective Mysteria (PC) review

A Lady’s Return Set in late nineteenth century London, London Detective Mysteria commences with Emily Whiteley’s return to the city. After witnessing the death of her parents, young Lady Whiteley was whisked away to the countryside, missing ...

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Raiden V: Director’s Cut (Switch) review

In the shoot-‘em-up pantheon, every prodigious title has a distinguishing play mechanic. R-Type is built around a fascinating risk/reward where players can augment their offensive output by abstaining from fire, accumulating energy in their wave cannon. Players ...

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Kill la Kill IF review

Arena-based fighting is a popular approach for adapting anime into interactive form. Franchises like Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, My Hero One’s Justice, and J-Star Victory/Jump Force have all demonstrated there are a ...

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Pawarumi review

Any respectable shoot ‘em up needs at least one distinctive characteristic to succeed. Gratifyingly, the release of Manufacture 43’s Pawarumi has several. The first is the inclusion of a mechanic called Trinity. Recalling Ikaruga, the ...

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