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A Lament of Innocence

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Anecdotes | 0 comments

What has been seen cannot be unseen, and Alice Kojiro isn’t happy.

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Cleyra (Final Fantasy 9)

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

November 2013 is Giant Plant Month on Oases of Beauty, an exploration of areas inside of giant trees, shrubs, and vines. This entry looks at Cleyra from Final Fantasy 9, a JRPG for the Playstation.

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Knack

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in Reviews | 0 comments

“I guess every console needs a generic platformer in its launch library.” Good: Interesting core gimmick; strong pace and balance; low, accessible learning curve; decent plot for the genre. Bad: Poorly-used core gimmick; terrible checkpoint spread; incredibly linear, repetitive, generic, simple, and impersonal; some lazy design mistakes.

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888 Poker

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Reviews | 0 comments

In his downtime before the PlayStation 4 came out, DDJ sat down with an online poker game recommended by a friend called 888 Poker.

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Bramble Scramble (Donkey Kong Country 2)

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

November 2013 is Giant Plant Month on Oases of Beauty, an exploration of areas inside of giant trees, shrubs, and vines. This entry looks at Bramble Scramble from Donkey Kong Country 2, a Platformer for the SNES.

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