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From Telefang to 2019: How An Obscure Japanese RPG Stays Alive Through An Online Community & Upcoming Titles

Earlier this year, I interviewed monster artist Rachel Briggs, who created the Ken Sugimori style art inspired by unused Pokémon featured in the Spaceworld 1997 Pokémon Gold demo and also contributed a few monster designs to upcoming title Monster Crown. I knew she was a big fan of Keitai Denjuu...

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What’s In A Commercial: Advertising a Game Console

What’s In A Commercial: Advertising a Game Console

Advertisements sell you more than just a product: they also sell you an image and a lifestyle. In some cases, associating the appropriate lifestyle with your product can make a large difference in sales. Today, I want to analyze Nintendo’s advertisements for both the Switch and the Wii U and...

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Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Recap

Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Recap

The fabulous fatalities are back! Yesterday Netherrealm Studios held a Community Reveal Event livestream for Mortal Kombat 11, detailing not just the first actual footage of gameplay, but also the premise of the story, a montage of fatalities, customization and some new characters. Gameplay If last you played Mortal Kombat...

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The Aging Gamer: I Don’t Feel the Hype Anymore

The Aging Gamer: I Don’t Feel the Hype Anymore Hot

In this weekly column series, I will talk about my gaming habits and how they have changed over the past twenty-some-odd years. I started my gaming career on the SNES and now I am twenty-eight years old. I mainly play on the PlayStation but dabble with some PC games from...

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Indie Spotlight: Wuppo

Indie Spotlight: Wuppo

Hope you guys enjoyed the last spotlights but this train keeps on moving with a hidden gem from 2016. For anyone who knows me, I am a big fan of platformers and this is one you won’t want to miss. A mix of platforming, puzzles, challenging bosses, and some cute...

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Anthem: Our Expectations and Fears

Anthem: Our Expectations and Fears Hot

Bioware has definitely put on a good showing so far with its new IP: Anthem. Anthem is an open world loot shooter that centers around a dangerous world and the people living in it. As a pilot, you are tasked with exploring this world to find the danger and remove...

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Bungie Sheds Activision, But It’s Too Late

Bungie Sheds Activision, But It’s Too Late

Recently game publisher Activision announced that it would pass on “full publishing rights and responsibilities for the Destiny franchise” over to Bungie. After helping Bungie launch Destiny and Destiny 2 over the past few years, the mega-publisher is stepping away. The Destiny community, to say the least, is praising the...

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A Few Things that Could Break FIFA Out of Its Repetitive Cycle

A Few Things that Could Break FIFA Out of Its Repetitive Cycle

FIFA 19 is a fun game. FIFA 18 was also a good game. Even FIFA 17 was a very good game. I could keep going but you get the point. The famous futbol franchise has been at the top of the sports genre for the better part of a decade...

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Indie Spotlight: For the King

Indie Spotlight: For the King

It’s that time again folks! Time to shine the spotlight on this week’s indie game. Do you like tabletop games? Do you like games with Roguelike elements and turn-based combat? What about something you can play with friends? Then you might want to check out For the King by the...

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