PS3 – Tech-Gaming https://www.tech-gaming.com Technology, Gaming, and Culture Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:37:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4 https://i1.wp.com/www.tech-gaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cropped-a091265a061d4c674b2c621cc4b5fccfcde3b3f3_hq.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 PS3 – Tech-Gaming https://www.tech-gaming.com 32 32 http://feeds.feedburner.com/tech-gaming/HZXF Each week, Robert, Eric, Sage, and Jeremy offering impressions of the latest games, trivia, industry interviews and some of the liveliest discussions on interactive entertainment. Tech-Gaming yes Tech-Gaming editor@tech-gaming.com editor@tech-gaming.com (Tech-Gaming) © 2015 Tech-Gaming The Tech-Gaming Podcast PS3 – Tech-Gaming http://www.tech-gaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Podcast-Art.png https://www.tech-gaming.com/category/sony/ps3/ TV-14 Los Angeles, CA 23561894 Rainbow Skies review https://www.tech-gaming.com/rainbow-skies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rainbow-skies https://www.tech-gaming.com/rainbow-skies/#comments Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:37:32 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=19960 Originally slated for a 2014 release, SideQuest Studios’ Rainbow Skies has, at long last, arrived on the Vita, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. A follow-up to 2012’s Rainbow Moon, the title draws inspiration from a multitude of sources, with components such as turn-based battles on gridded battlefields to nurtured monsters who act as party members. ...

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Persona 5 review https://www.tech-gaming.com/persona-5/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=persona-5 https://www.tech-gaming.com/persona-5/#comments Wed, 05 Apr 2017 05:25:59 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=17645 With a slew of sequels and spin-offs across its twenty-year legacy, the Persona series remains remarkably relevant. Much of this vitality is rooted in the franchise’s ability to balance tradition with innovation.  Mirroring the characters who invigorate each successive iteration, each Persona title starts with stock high-school characters fated with saving the world, reflecting role-playing ...

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Star Wars Pinball: Rogue One review https://www.tech-gaming.com/pinball-rogue-one/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pinball-rogue-one https://www.tech-gaming.com/pinball-rogue-one/#comments Tue, 07 Feb 2017 03:36:33 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=17319 Pinball is a game about tragic inevitability. No matter how good you are at keeping the silver orb in play, inevitably gravity will win, dropping the ball down that stinking sink hole. Similarly, that’s also the challenge faced by Pinball FX2/Zen Pinball 2 developer Zen Studios. Since the game’s release back in 2010, the Budapest-based ...

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BlazBlue: Central Fiction review https://www.tech-gaming.com/blazblue-central-fiction/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=blazblue-central-fiction https://www.tech-gaming.com/blazblue-central-fiction/#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2016 02:02:57 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=16855 When a prospective opponent would interrupt a Street Fighter II match, the game enthusiastically proclaimed, “Here comes a new challenger”. Although the seminal title helped establish fighting game doctrine, competition transcended the crowds of pugnacious players. There were also a steady succession of corporate adversaries attempting to topple Capcom’s crown. But like a top-tier Ryu ...

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Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs https://www.tech-gaming.com/tokyo-twilight-ghost-hunters-sg/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tokyo-twilight-ghost-hunters-sg https://www.tech-gaming.com/tokyo-twilight-ghost-hunters-sg/#comments Thu, 06 Oct 2016 19:33:42 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=16721 While the visual novel’s stateside popularity is a relatively new phenomenon, the medium has been building momentum in the U.S. for quite some time. From games like Lost Odyssey– which used sections of text to reveal backstory, to amalgams like Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love and Riviera: The Promised Land, where role-playing elements were ...

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II review https://www.tech-gaming.com/trails-of-cold-steel-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=trails-of-cold-steel-2 https://www.tech-gaming.com/trails-of-cold-steel-2/#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2016 02:56:57 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=16596 Media sequels can fall victim to their own version of middle child syndrome. Whereas inaugural efforts revel in world-building as well as character backstory, and concluding episodes are elevated by contributing a sense of closure, middle installments have it tougher. With context and a majority of main characters already established, they are tasked with maintaining ...

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Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- review https://www.tech-gaming.com/guilty-gear-xrd-revelator/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=guilty-gear-xrd-revelator https://www.tech-gaming.com/guilty-gear-xrd-revelator/#comments Sat, 11 Jun 2016 19:11:23 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=16050 Since the release of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior in 1991, Capcom has enjoyed a protracted command of video game pugilism. But success breeds eager contenders and in 1998, Arc System Works crafted Guilty Gear, a scrappy, reckless, and intense rival who strode into the fighting game arena accompanied by Daisuke Ishiwatari’s searing entrance ...

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Aliens vs. Pinball review https://www.tech-gaming.com/aliens-vs-pinball-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=aliens-vs-pinball-review https://www.tech-gaming.com/aliens-vs-pinball-review/#comments Tue, 10 May 2016 17:23:01 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=15853 Few cinematic monsters are as fearsome as H. R. Giger’s Alien. Originally conceived for Ridley Scott’s eponymous film, the creature was a nightmarish amalgam of snake and skeleton, outfitted with lethal claws and a dagger-like tail. In the 37 years since the original films’ release, the Xenomorph has emerged from the shadows of the Nostromo ...

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Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault review https://www.tech-gaming.com/aegis-earth-protonovus-assault/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=aegis-earth-protonovus-assault https://www.tech-gaming.com/aegis-earth-protonovus-assault/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2016 17:07:46 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=15557 Protecting the planet from marauding monsters is a mainstay of gaming. Ever since Tomohiro Nishikado’s Space Invaders besieged arcades on both sides of the Pacific, gamers have been tasked with the role of protector, across genres ranging from shooters to tower defense games. With the release of Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault (called Zettai Geigeki ...

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Arslan: The Warriors of Legend review https://www.tech-gaming.com/arslan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=arslan https://www.tech-gaming.com/arslan/#comments Fri, 12 Feb 2016 02:33:55 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=15161 For years, Omega Force’s output was the punching bag on the industry, disparaged for having simplistic and derivative gameplay. But gradually, the Ashikaga-based studio molded their musou franchises into respectable hack-and-slash games that managed to garner muted acclaim. Both Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors continued to blend the historical and the fantastical, while refining gameplay ...

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Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel review https://www.tech-gaming.com/nitroplus-blasterz/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nitroplus-blasterz https://www.tech-gaming.com/nitroplus-blasterz/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 02:44:08 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=15120 Back in 2006, Nintendo and Tommo teamed up to create Jump Ultimate Stars, a DS-based title which assembled dozens of beloved manga protagonists for a behemoth-sized battle royal. Understandably, obtaining licenses for Naruto, Bleach, Death Note, Dragon Ball, Fist of the North Star, Saint Seiya and a host of other properties would have been a ...

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel review https://www.tech-gaming.com/the-legend-of-heroes-trails-of-cold-steel/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-legend-of-heroes-trails-of-cold-steel https://www.tech-gaming.com/the-legend-of-heroes-trails-of-cold-steel/#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2015 21:02:52 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=14920 Only a few years ago, the console role-playing game seemed to be in peril, its existence whittled down to a few decisive hit points. Pundits predicted that a combination of escalating production prices, dwindling audiences, and a rise in mobile gaming would eventually form the fateful coup de grâce. But much like role-playing’s resilient protagonists, ...

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Eiyuu Senki – The World Conquest review https://www.tech-gaming.com/eiyuu-senki-the-world-conquest/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=eiyuu-senki-the-world-conquest https://www.tech-gaming.com/eiyuu-senki-the-world-conquest/#comments Sun, 29 Nov 2015 04:00:57 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=14744 Years ago, I inadvertently purchased a ‘clean version’ of an album from Wal-Mart. Within minutes of playing the CD, I knew something was intolerably wrong. All of the anger, sorrow, and satire that I had expected had been carefully stripped away, leaving behind a bowdlerized work that expressed little of the author’s intent. It was ...

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Tales of Zestiria review https://www.tech-gaming.com/tales-of-zestiria/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tales-of-zestiria https://www.tech-gaming.com/tales-of-zestiria/#comments Sat, 24 Oct 2015 23:56:20 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=14522 Although many might assume turn-based battles dominate the realm of role-playing, action-driven combat has a resilient foothold on the genre. Long before Mass Effect and Kingdom Hearts married plotline with sections of energetic pugnaciousness, franchises like the Ys, Star Ocean, and the Tales series demonstrated just how fantastic fluid, fast-paced, battles could be. Unlike the ...

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Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax review https://www.tech-gaming.com/dengeki-bunko-fighting-climax/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dengeki-bunko-fighting-climax https://www.tech-gaming.com/dengeki-bunko-fighting-climax/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 05:14:52 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=14406 Skepticism toward a fighting game with characters culled from other genres and mediums is perfectly natural. For every praiseworthy effort like Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, there seems to be an equal number of mediocre cash-ins like J-Stars Victory Vs.+ Fortunately, the recent release of Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita ...

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Samurai Warriors 4-II review https://www.tech-gaming.com/samurai-warriors-4-ii/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=samurai-warriors-4-ii https://www.tech-gaming.com/samurai-warriors-4-ii/#comments Sun, 04 Oct 2015 17:59:01 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=14382 Omega Force’s musou games have a contentious reputation, with critics and consumers often finding fault in the repetition of combat, a rigid adherence to formula, and the excessive frequency of release. While the latter culpability shows no sign of relief- with main entries, spin-offs, and licensed tie-ins like One Piece: Pirate Warriors and Hyrule Warriors ...

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Destiny: The Taken King review https://www.tech-gaming.com/destiny-the-taken-king-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=destiny-the-taken-king-review https://www.tech-gaming.com/destiny-the-taken-king-review/#comments Sat, 19 Sep 2015 18:40:31 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=14257 When Destiny was released last September, it was an exceedingly contentious title, forming divergence in both critics and consumers. For some, Bungie’s ambitious amalgam of first person shooter, role-playing game, and massively multiplier elements gelled together almost impeccably – encouraging rapturous sessions as players stove toward the level cap. Even after that threshold was reached, ...

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XBlaze Lost: Memories review https://www.tech-gaming.com/xblaze-lost-memories-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=xblaze-lost-memories-review https://www.tech-gaming.com/xblaze-lost-memories-review/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:17:31 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=13975 A hero’s journey to the underworld is ubiquitous in narrative tradition. As far back as the third century B.C., the Argonautica detailed Orpheus’ decent to rescue Eurydice, returning his beloved wife to the world of the living. 2400 years later, protagonists continue to make downward pilgrimages to liberate their loved ones, as writers strive for ...

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Lost Dimension review https://www.tech-gaming.com/lost-dimension/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lost-dimension https://www.tech-gaming.com/lost-dimension/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:29:15 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=13852 For decades, role-playing games have drilled a very specific decree into our heads: our fellow adventurers are devoted, dependable friends. Allies are routinely our most valuable resource, endowed with traits such as a capacity for spellcasting or an aptitude for healing- the type of abilities that are essential when fighting resilient bosses. In the infrequent ...

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Zen Pinball 2: Star Wars Rebels+Age of Ultron review https://www.tech-gaming.com/star-wars-rebels-age-of-ultron/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=star-wars-rebels-age-of-ultron https://www.tech-gaming.com/star-wars-rebels-age-of-ultron/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 02:08:52 +0000 http://www.tech-gaming.com/?p=13225 For years, Budapest-based Zen Studios has cultivated a near-faultless formula. Beginning with 2007’s Pinball FX and continuing through Pinball FX 2 and Zen Pinball 2, the developer strove to simulate the steel-orbed pastime, with each successive release increasing the accuracy of ball physics while improving the quality of their visual output. For many, the franchise’s ...

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