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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 2/17-2/23 Rehash Edition

It looks like publishers have caught the sequel-itis bug,  as there is only one title that hasn’t seen a prequel, or been released on another system. Somewhere Xzibit is popping Crystal, as his Pimp My ...

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Raiders of the Lost Art

After getting our fill of recent Xbox Marketplace title, Omega Five, we at Tech-Gaming have been mourning the loss of a nearly forgotten genre- the shoot ‘em up. Affectionately called the ‘shmup’, by fans, the ...

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New Releases 2/10-2/16

Xbox 360Conflict: Denied OpsDark Messiah: Might and Magic ElementsJumper: Griffin’s StoryLost Odyssey Playstation 3Conflict: Denied Ops WiiBalloon PopJumper: Griffin’s StoryGo Diego Go! Safari RescueWinter Sports: The Ultimate Challenge PSPChessmaster: The Art of LearningDungeon Explorer: Warriors ...

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Dark Messiah of Money and Microtransactions

What’s one of the most worrisome trends in gaming? When a publisher deliberately scales back game content. Lately, there has been some speculation that some of the larger industry companies have not included levels, weapons, ...

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Devil May Crash Weekly Roundup

After getting a retail box copy of Devil May Cry 4 for the PS3, we loaded the disk into our console, and started the loading process. Despite Penny Arcade’s satirical complaint about the twenty minute ...

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Afternoons Enhanced by ‘Days of Ruin’

We at Tech-Gaming remember Wargames. Predating the 1980’s Mathew Broderick, global-thermal nuclear war film, these games were sold at outlets that dabbled in twenty-sided dice and lead figurines. War games were sold in cellophane zip-loc ...

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