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Kill Strain could be the next Dead Nation, Helldivers

There’s a certain connotation that’s paired with free-to-play games. As promising as a title could be, one always has to wonder if there’ll be a catch, or if it will still be desirable when the hook fades and reality appears. After trying Kill Strain at E3 2015, I can’t help but wonder if its Dead more »

Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash doesn’t feel right

Have you ever seen a game, thought it was a good idea, tried it and then discovered something was amiss? You couldn’t put your finger on it exactly, but it didn’t exactly feel right. I had one of those experiences myself, earlier this month, upon playing Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash for the first time. I’m a more »

F-Zero’s simple design rejects complex solutions

I don’t have a lot of experience with F-Zero. I’ve only played F-Zero X and F-Zero GX, and of those, I only own F-Zero X. What I enjoy most about the game is the fast pace and simple mechanics: you can speed up at the cost of your vehicle’s health from lap two and on, more »

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Butlers and maids will be your new favorite Fire Emblem Fates class

I wasn’t going to marry Joker, also known as Jakob in Fire Emblem Fates, in Fire Emblem If. To be honest, I wasn’t sure who I was going to make my princess marry in the game. I only began playing it on June 24, 2015, and figured I’d get a feel for characters as I more »

Beyond Eyes didn’t surprise me

One of the most conceptually unique indie games at E3 2015 was Beyond Eyes, the story of a blind little girl who loses her cat and must leave the safety of her home to find it. I was as surprised as everyone else that a game like this was being made, but the entire concept more »

Fire Emblem Fates’ avatar customization is impressive

Fire Emblem Fates’ avatar customization is impressive Like Fire Emblem Awakening, Fire Emblem Fates allows a player to adjust their avatar to their liking. This time, however, it goes beyond two female options and two male options, though. Instead, Fates takes a cue from BioWare and Bethesda games, allowing people far more control over their more »

Technology Tell Gaming Channel’s most notable E3 2015 opinions

Oh man, E3 2015, everybody. This was a big year. There were a lot of games available to play, and Technology Tell’s Gaming Channel had six people on the ground experiencing as many as possible. Since it wouldn’t really be “fair” to decide on one or two games as the most notable this year, we’re more »

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is everything I remember from childhood

For a variety of reasons, I spent a lot of time in hotels when I was growing up. They were always the nicer hotels, the ones with pools and “entertainment rooms” that would have a few arcade games and maybe a pool table. By and large, I never had the disposable income to drop a more »

GameStop’s Retro Classics shop is surprisingly fair

GameStop has finally opened the doors to its Retro Classics storefront, a new addition dedicated to such fossils as the Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis. The shop was first revealed in April 2015 (just after GameStop began offering $25 for used PS2s) and will be primarily online, at least for now. Brick-and-mortar testing will more »

Even making minor alterations to Super Mario Maker levels is magical

He’s better at most games than I am. I’m absolutely alright with this. Though there’s a competitive vein in my heart, I’m fine being second to someone I truly respect. Besides, we usually play cooperative games, so it isn’t like there’s any sort of growing resentment over him being so much cooler than me. Really. more »

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Tale of Tales is shutting down, and I don’t know what gamers want

One of the questions that has been bouncing around since I was a young child was whether or not video games count as art. During the times of Jack Thompson, it was argued that video games couldn’t be banned, because the first amendment protected free speech. People would then go on to say that video more »

Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories looks like a RPG Maker game

Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories is going to be Natsume’s second original installment in the Harvest Moon series, after The Lost Valley. The company claims to have taken feedback from fans seriously about this, the first Wii U, PC, iOS and Android installment in the series. While at least one of these improvements was evident more »