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Top 10 Games Developed by tri-Ace

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Lists | 0 comments

This week in his series on video game companies, DDJ looks at tri-Ace, developer of many of the most underrated RPGs of the past 20 years.

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Way Out Of The Village (Kirikou)

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

August 2012 is the Sunset Special on Oases of Beauty. This entry looks at the Way Out of the Village stage from Kirikou, a Platformer for the Game Boy Color.

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New Super Mario Bros. 2

Posted by on Aug 26, 2012 in Reviews | 0 comments

“If it ain’t broke, improve it.” Good: Strong level design; stronger world map design than recent releases; interesting new power-ups and level features.Bad: No killer app or uniquely distinguishing feature; borrows far too much (basically everything) from its predecessors; sorely outdated.

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The Top 10 Games Which Have Shaped the Horror Genre. Part II: the Golden Age, from Corpse Party to Resident Evil 4

Posted by on Aug 26, 2012 in Lists | 7 comments

Every great genre is shaped by the great games in that genre. Horror genre is no exception. In this three part series of lists, Nazifpour takes you down the lane of history to celebrate the greatest and the most influential games in Survival Horror genre of games. In the second part, Nazifpour looks at the golden age of the genre, the era which produced the most masterpieces (so far).

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The Desolate Hope

Posted by on Aug 25, 2012 in Gaming on the House | 1 comment

“Discovering New Worlds” month turns to fiction with The Desolate Hope, where in the absence of humanity, we see just how far our will to explore can take us.

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