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Spread the love        Tweet    It’s not very often you hear about the visual novel genre outside of niche communities or mostly Japanese development teams. From my point of view, as a newcomer to the genre in recent years, I notice there’s a lack of developers experimenting with new ways of expanding visual novels to a broader
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Spread the love        Tweet    It’s a shorter edition of Drop In/Drop Out this week (for once) but there’s still a lot to talk about! With Mike out of town, Tomas Franzese joins Logan this week to break down all of the latest news and happenings in the video game industry. This includes the rise of Respawn’s Apex Legends
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Spread the love        Tweet    Cast your mind back to when the Battle Royale genre in video games first came about. You’ll probably first find yourself thinking back to the beginning of 2017 when PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds grew in popularity, perhaps the first game to really kickstart this whole Battle Royale craze off. Of course, you’ll also probably think about Fortnite too,
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Spread the love        Tweet    When you’re spending dozens upon dozens of hours playing a video game, you can’t help but grow attached to certain characters. No, not in a weird way…just in the kind of way that makes us love them from the start of a journey to reaching the very end, and seeing how they’ve
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Spread the love        Tweet    I can imagine the development process behind Far Cry New Dawn. Ubisoft developers, project designers, and executives crowded around a conference room, pouring over the reviews of Far Cry 5, looking at the shortfalls and critiques and meticulously planning on how to improve the sequel–where to experiment on in the franchise. While the gambles
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Spread the love        Tweet    Level-5’s Yo-kai Watch series has always featured a wonderful sense of humor, but I was caught off guard with the role-playing game starting off with an extended parody of Chris Carter’s magnum opus, The X-Files. Cheekily called “The Y Files,” players get to see cartoon versions of Mulder and Scully (now called Blunder and
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Spread the love        Tweet    Crazy hair, oversized swords, and fantastical monsters. These seem to be the essential ingredients for most Japanese developed action RPGs. While these things may be prevalent in most JRPGs, their success relies heavily on how fun the gameplay is and how even the most repetitious task never gets old. Look at series
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Spread the love        Tweet    Disclaimer: The names/handles mentioned in this piece have been edited for the sake of anonymity, but are only a few of the experiences I’ve had. “No, no, no! NO!” The ball bounced a few feet in front of my Twinzer after being delicately knocked over by another player on the opposing team.
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Spread the love        Tweet    After a surprisingly busy January full of games releases that either hearkened back to old series or outright remastered them, we’ve entered the incredibly busy month of February. While this is usually a slower period for game releases, that is not the case in 2019. February is poised to be chock full
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Spread the love        Tweet    People Can Fly is a Polish game developer with a very interesting history. The studio was first established all the way back in 2002 and put themselves on the map with 2004’s Painkiller. After that, People Can Fly formed a close bond with Epic Games and helped them create Gears of War,
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Spread the love        Tweet    Ever since I stumbled across Wargroove last year through the Twittersphere, I’ve been bugging our reviews editor to let me review it. The turn-based strategy style sucked me in right away: It’s a genre I’ve always admired and think I’m much better at than I really am. Wargroove immediately gives off a
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Spread the love        Tweet    I’ve logged an absurd amount of hours into PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) on Xbox One (God rest my soul) and two Steam accounts (because apparently I was too good and they thought I was hacking). In all of that time, I’ve never seen an update as influential to PUBG as the addition of Canted Sights.
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Spread the love        Tweet    For over two decades, Resident Evil has been in the forefront in revolutionizing the horror genre in the gaming space. From 1996’s Resident Evil to 2005’s Resident Evil 4, Capcom has set the “gold standard” for survival horror. The series definitely had its fair share of upsets (we’ll get to that in just
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Spread the love        Tweet    Editor’s Note: As we’ll dive into the explanations behind each of the Kingdom Hearts games’ titles and meanings (or try to), some spoilers will follow for the past series entries before Kingdom Hearts III‘s release. Kingdom Hearts III is dangerously close to release, and like a bunch of high school students cramming the night
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Spread the love        Tweet    When it comes to most racing games or simulations, you typically end up falling into the camp of striving for either realism and a more “serious” take on the sport, or aim for a more arcade-style experience that highlights fun and accessibility over making pixel-perfect recreations. With the Trials series from RedLynx and
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Spread the love        Tweet    During the Mortal Kombat 11 reveal event this week, we got a look at a small chunk of the cast for the anticipated fighting game. New faces like the time-shifting Geras, as well as old favorites like Baraka, will certainly make things super violent; probably more than ever, since it seems that each iteration
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Spread the love        Tweet    Drop In/Drop Out returns this week for our first double-digit episode to give you our hottest takes on the latest news. To kick things off, Mike talks about his hatred for YIIK: A Postmodern RPG and Logan shares his love for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes. Max then talks about the most recent game
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Spread the love        Tweet    I, like many of you, was definitely disappointed to hear Alien: Isolation’s Amanda Ripley would be returning in a mobile game as opposed to a more conventional console-based sequel. However, I did recently get to go hands-on with Alien: Blackout and I came away with mixed thoughts, most of which were actually positive. Blackout takes the formula of Five
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Spread the love        Tweet    Writing about sensitive subjects, like depression or suicide, can be a hard thing to tackle. Eloquently told stories about the human psyche and the effect it can have on you and those around you are typically regarded as some of the best ever, regardless of medium. Works like Blade Runner, Celeste, and The Great Gatsby have
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Spread the love        Tweet    While last week may have just seen the launch of several remasters, game releases will start to kick into full gear this week. Despite still being early in the year, we can expect titles from Capcom, Nintendo,  and Bandai Namco Entertainment this week, all of which were heavily requested by fans. After
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Spread the love        Tweet    Bandai Namco held the usual monthly Super Robot Wars stream today, revealing the second trailer for Super Robot Wars T. Here’s a summary of the stream, with more information than the trailer had. The stream had the same people as usual. The comedy duo Gattsikitaika, voice actor Kenji Akabane, Super Robot Wars
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Spread the love        Tweet    I made the jump from Xbox 360 to PlayStation 3 a short while after Tales of Vesperia launched. Having experienced short bits of the game with friends in the past, I was always curious to give the game a go myself. Many fans of the Tales of series regard Vesperia as one of the best entries, and while
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Spread the love        Tweet    Atlus and Sega just released Catherine Classic for PC via Steam. The release follows multiple days of teasing, with high quality, sexy sheep photos included on Steam pages of various Sega games, such as Shenmue I + II, Yakuza O, and Valkyria Chronicles 4,  Catherine Classic is based on the original PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 version of
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Spread the love        Tweet    2019 is poised to be a crazy year for gaming full of notable releases, with things finally kicking off this Friday. January 11 houses the release of three notable titles, all of which happen to be remasters of great games. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story +
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