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Upcoming Releases

April 4 Persona 5 (PS4, PS3) Lego City Undercover (XOne, PS4, Switch) April 11 Yooka-Laylee (PS4, XOne) April 18 Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 1 (PS4, XOne) Runbow Pocket - Deluxe Edition (3DS) April 25 Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (PS4, XOne, Wii U) Dragon Quest Heroes II (PS4) Puyo Puyo Tetris (Switch, PS4) April 28 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe ...

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Who’s Cooking Mama? Who’s Cooking Mama?

Who’s Cooking Mama?

Mama approaches, flames in her eyes as she spots the charred remnants of the croquettes that I have failed to master.  The potatoes were poorly peeled and my coating is uneven.  My mashed potatoes are lumpy.  They aren't even the right shape.  The feeling of...

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Pokemon Sun and Moon Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokemon Sun and Moon

It has been over 20 years since we were first blessed with Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, and Pokémania continues to thrive today with Pokémon Go and the soon-to-be-released Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Fans of the franchise usually...

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Phoenix Wright: Objection Permanence Phoenix Wright: Objection Permanence

Phoenix Wright: Objection Permanence

Some people think that visual novel video games like Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney are not worth playing.  There is little gameplay and much more reading than any game should involve. Objection! Phoenix Wright breaks these misconceptions with a pile of evidence so high you’ll need a...

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The Legacy of Final Fantasy VII The Legacy of Final Fantasy VII

The Legacy of Final Fantasy VII

I remember watching commercials for Final Fantasy VII when I was 11 and being blown away by the graphics. I’d only played the original Final Fantasy for NES, so the difference was outrageous. Cinematic cut scenes, 3D characters, huge swords—it was like watching a movie trailer. There...

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Zero Time Dilemma Zero Time Dilemma

Zero Time Dilemma

In superhero movies, villains get a kick out of forcing the good guys to make impossible choices,  like “save this busload of children OR save your girlfriend.” The Zero Escape series of games is a lot like that, but you’ll be lucky if you survive,...

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A Second Helping: Counting Down to Bravely Second: End Layer A Second Helping: Counting Down to Bravely Second: End Layer

A Second Helping: Counting Down to Bravely Second: End Layer

Bravely Default for the Nintendo 3DS was one of the biggest surprises of 2014, at least for me. I didn't know anything about it when I received it as a gift, so I expected a generic forgettable RPG. How wrong I was! Bravely Default draws you in immediately...

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20th Anniversary of Pokémon - 20 Years of Gotta Catch ‘em All 20th Anniversary of Pokémon - 20 Years of Gotta Catch ‘em All

20th Anniversary of Pokémon - 20 Years of Gotta Catch ‘em All

The global phenomenon known as Pokémon is turning 20 this year and Nintendo is going all out. Multiple game releases, a foray into mobile gaming, free mythical Pokémon and even a Super Bowl commercial are being used to mark the cultural significance the franchise has brought to...

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Fire Emblem Awakening Fire Emblem Awakening

Fire Emblem Awakening

Fire Emblem Awakening was released in North America in 2013 on the 3DS.  I had never played a Fire Emblem game before and I thought it was about time I give one a try.  My favorite types of games are RPGs and turned based especially.  Because Awakening is...

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I Just Beat: Project X Zone I Just Beat: Project X Zone

I Just Beat: Project X Zone

If you judge Project X Zone by its cover, you'll probably draw the same conclusion that I did: it looks like another cookie cutter crossover fighting game, something along the lines of Marvel vs. Capcom. I wrote it off for a long time after it was released, and I...

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