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Sound

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in The JRPG: An Intricate Genre | 4 comments

With video game soundtracks being sold in vast quantities – the majority of which are for RPGs – a game’s musical score is an important element. Sound effects and voice acting, while lesser elements, are nonetheless important, as well.

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The Top 10 Boxes in Video Games

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Lists | 1 comment

Many English-speaking nations celebrate Boxing Day today, December 26th. Americans like Ethan Sheaffer don’t, however, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t pay tribute to his favorite boxes in video games. Um… excuse me, his “favourite” boxes….

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Top 10 Games Developed By Blizzard

Posted by on Dec 25, 2012 in Lists | 0 comments

This week, DDJ looks at the developer responsible for the other half of the world’s best-known real-time strategy games, Blizzard.

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2300 AD (Chrono Trigger)

Posted by on Dec 24, 2012 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

In celebration of the world’s end, December 2012 is Apocalypse Month on Oases of Beauty. This entry takes a look at 2300 A.D. from Chrono Trigger, a JRPG for the SNES.

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Journey

Posted by on Dec 23, 2012 in Reviews | 0 comments

How has a site dedicated to artistic and psychological games managed to go nine months without reviewing Journey? DDJ remedies that today, with what he describes as the most beautifully artistic game of all time.

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