Ten years ago, the national discourse about video games was pretty negative. Every time something terrible happened, politicians were quick to point to video games as a key cause. Gaming was blamed for everything from school shootings to a decline in teen attention spans. Back then, few were pointin… Read More »
Inspired by classic Zelda titles, Dwerve is a top-down action RPG featuring strategic tower defense combat and copious amounts of dwarves, trolls, and violent gadgets. Travel through a charming pixel graphic world, descend into puzzle-filled dungeons, and operate a range of peculiar traps and turret… Read More »
Flashback Friday is a weekly column that focuses on fond memories in RPGs. Please be advised that spoilers about the series in question may be present and will not necessarily be marked. Wild ARMs is a beloved but fairly defunct series these days. Published in the early days of the original PlayStat… Read More »
This week on Retro Encounter, four panelists get together to talk about Persona 2: Innocent Sin, the PS1 RPG that we never saw until its PSP remake over 10 years later. Topics include the engaging characters, the less than engaging combat, and somehow…disaster bisexuals. Don’t ask. Just listen. Be… Read More »
Marvel’s Avengers is an odd game to review. On one hand, I found that I greatly enjoyed one component of the action RPG, but I was largely indifferent to another key component of the title. When I walked away from the roughly ten-hour single player campaign of Marvel’s Avengers, I felt as though I’d… Read More »
Final Fantasy XVI, a game we all knew was coming but I’m still shaking and teary-eyed right now anyway, has officially been announced. Square Enix stole the front page for today’s PlayStation 5 Showcase, opening the event with the world’s first ever look at the next mainline installment in one of th… Read More »
When asked about his ultimate goal in a 2009 interview, Vanillaware president George Kamitani said that he’d like to create a game that “…implements everything I like about video games — a little RTS, a little action, a decent story. If I can find the perfect mix of every aspect I like and be happ… Read More »
Welcome back to another exciting episode of the weekly article series that has made our wallets cry for years! This week, your wallets may be pleased to know that there are only a couple of RPGs on the immediate horizon. But your hearts, like mine, may grieve. (Or maybe we’re hyped for this Friday’s… Read More »
The summer of 2020 has been an interesting season in the gaming community. Trade shows, such as E3, may have been nixed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the gaming community saw cavalcades of virtual showcases from various industry sources that hyped us up for the future. “Not-E3” has proven to be… Read More »
The first vending machine was invented by Hero of Alexandria in the 1st century CE, using a counterweight system to dispense holy water to temple visitors who deposit a coin, to prevent visitors from taking too much holy water from the fountains unsupervised. Today, vending machines are devices of c… Read More »
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