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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.

Tackling Fear with Tito and the Birds

Tito and the Birds’ producer, co-director, and co-screenwriter Gustavo Steinberg thinks most modern children’s films are little more than escapist entertainment. Having witnessed the haunting surrealism and muffled moralizing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate ...

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New Releases: October 25th-31st, 2018

The end of October means more than just cooler temperatures, it’s also the time when characters like Dracula, Alucard, Jason, the student body of Heavenly Host Elementary and even a band of ditzy demons emerge ...

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Disgaea 5 Complete (PC)

Seemingly, the PC port of Disgaea 5 has caught itself in series of Prinny-esque predicaments. Originally intended for release last May, the title was inexplicably delayed after user feedback was gathered during beta testing. Subsequently, ...

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Demon’s Crystals review

Demon’s Crystal’s plotline is conveyed via a three-paragraph text crawl which proceeds the first level. Undoubtedly, it could have been condensed even further, as four color-coded, but functionally identical Urican Demons defeat the undead across ...

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Q&A with Mirai’s Mamoru Hosoda

As the director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast, Mamoru Hosoda has crafted films that have delighted audiences, charmed critics, and won numerous awards. With ...

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Fast Striker review

Peruse the PlayStation website, and you’ll discover that Sony has removed most evidence of the Vita’s existence. But despite the purge, a few diminutive publishers are still releasing software for the beloved portable system. EastAsiaSoft’s ...

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Warriors Orochi 4 review

Romance of the Three Kingdoms author Luo Guanzhong once wrote, “The world under heaven, after a long period of division, tends to unite. And after a long period of union, tends to divide”. This observation ...

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Child of Light: Ultimate Edition review

When franchises such as Final Fantasy, Phantasy Star, Suikoden, Grandia, and Lunar became embraced by global audiences amidst the 1990s, many believed that these engaging JRPG experiences would influence the output of North American and European studios. Likewise, the work of ...

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Exorder review

With offerings like God Wars: The Complete Legend, Tiny Metal, Disgaea 1 Complete, Ambition of the Slimes, SteamWorld Heist, and the Banner Saga trilogy, there’s no shortage of competent, turn-based strategy titles for Nintendo Switch ...

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