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From a third installment in the popular Fear Effect series, Final Fantasy XV’s appearance on PC, to a modern game built on the same engine used by Duke Nukem 3D and Shadow Warrior, the week’s ...Read More »
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In the grand pantheon of arcade shooters, few are more prestigious than 1981’s Defender. While the William Electronics-developed coin-op wasn’t an immediate success (creator Eugene Jarvis has blamed the groundbreaking five-button control method), the game proved ...Read More »
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This week, familiar titles like Moss, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus, de Blob 2, and SteamWorld Dig 2 migrate to new platforms, while new titles like Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet and Gravel make their ...Read More »
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Undoubtedly, Dynasty Warriors it one of gaming’s juggernauts, embodied by a prolific collection of games nearly as massive as China’s own landmass. From the mainline entries, Xtreme Legends expansions, and the Empire offshoots that merged ...Read More »