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Nostalgic for the New

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in In-Depth | 0 comments

With all of the tools available today, doesn’t it seem odd that the criticism of “This is just the same game over and over again,” is more common than ever?

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Rock Star 3 (Kirby 64)

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

July 2013 is Desert Month for Oases of Beauty. Today’s featured world is the third stage of Rock Star from Kirby 64, a Platformer for the N64.

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Antichamber

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Reviews | 0 comments

Antichamber is eye-catching, psychological, and way too pleased with itself. Art games, meet your new poster child.

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Fire Emblem: Awakening

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Reviews | 0 comments

“Flawed, but fans of the series probably won’t mind.”Good: Incredible, varied, flexible, well-developed cast; deep short-term and long-term strategies; huge replay value. Bad: Weak, meandering plot; significant contradictions between gameplay and plot; almost requires a second playthrough; incomplete information to the player.

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Rugged Area (Maze Hunter 3D)

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

July 2013 is Desert Month for Oases of Beauty. Today’s featured world is the Rugged Area from Maze Hunter 3D, an overhead Action game for the Sega Master System.

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