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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.

Curse of the Dead Gods preview

Roguish Fun with a Difference With attributes like procedurally generated levels, permanent death, and a steady flow of ability augmentations, the roguelike has become a dominant sub-genre. But its popularity has also cultivated a legion ...

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New Releases: March 12th-18th, 2020

With new releases like My Hero’s One’s Justice 2, Kingdom Hearts: All in One Package, MLB The Show 20, and R.B.I. Baseball 20 imminent, expect some figurative and literal heavy hitters. It’s also an especially ...

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Langrisser I and II review

A Classic SRPG Nears 30 With a release that occurred nearly thirty years ago and a restrained production run, there’s a strong possibility that you might have never played Langrisser (renamed Warsong for Treco’s US ...

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Granblue Fantasy: Versus review

Fighting Game Auteurs Beyond beloved franchises like Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, Arc System Works is no slouch when it comes to adapting existing properties into fighting games. From Persona 4 Arena to Dragon Ball FighterZ, ...

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New Releases: March 5th-11th, 2020

North American audiences weren’t privy to Fire Emblem’s stirring blend of turn-based tactics and role-playing elements until the release of the seventh game in the series. Instead, there’s a probably that stateside strategists were first ...

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Marco & The Galaxy Dragon review

A Novel That Nearly Feels like an Anime Tokyotoon’s Marco & The Galaxy Dragon is poised to challenge your expectations of a visual novel. Habitually, the medium is economical, depicting its personalities and places with ...

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV review

More Vocation Than Mere Recreation Luo Guanzhong’s fourteenth-century novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, probably isn’t suited for most modern readers. Most contemporary works are born into a mass mediated ecosystem where immeasurable amounts of ...

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Yakuza 0 (Windows 10) review

Setting is Indispensable Context is an oft overlooked constituent in gaming. Although 2009’s The Saboteur replicated the familiar driving and destruction mechanics of the sandbox-action title, it was the colorful recreation of Nazi-occupied Paris which transformed the ...

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Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story review

History ‘Acquire-d’ Traditionally, franchises grow with each successive iteration. But spin-offs sporadically scale things back, pushing the property in daring, new directions. From Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart’s reimaging of Hyperdimension Neptunia as a tactical ...

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