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Dragon Quest IX (DS)

Now that Ni No Kuni is finding success on charts on its Western release, perhaps it’s time to discuss the Japanese roleplaying game, the “JRPG”. While the genre enjoys immense popularity in Japan, it’s never been as popular over here,

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Dragon Quest IX (DS)

Now that Ni No Kuni is finding success on charts on its Western release, perhaps it’s time to discuss the Japanese roleplaying game, the “JRPG”. While the genre enjoys immense popularity in Japan, it’s never been as popular over here,

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What I’ve been playing this summer (part II)

Alan Wake (Xbox 360) Alan Wake finally came out and for me, it was well worth the wait. Top of the line storytelling all through, with unparalleled pacing and cinematic conventions. Great setting, great writing, great characters and good gameplay.

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What I’ve been playing this summer (part II)

Alan Wake (Xbox 360) Alan Wake finally came out and for me, it was well worth the wait. Top of the line storytelling all through, with unparalleled pacing and cinematic conventions. Great setting, great writing, great characters and good gameplay.

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E3 2010

I went to my first Electronic Entertainment Expo this year. Los Angeles was loud, slow and relatively cold, with only the rioting Lakers fans generating some excitement outside of the show. I don’t much care for the city. We stayed

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E3 2010

I went to my first Electronic Entertainment Expo this year. Los Angeles was loud, slow and relatively cold, with only the rioting Lakers fans generating some excitement outside of the show. I don’t much care for the city. We stayed

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The best of 2009

For the most of 2009 I spent my gaming time playing games from 2008 – Far Cry 2, Fable II, Rock Band 2, lots of cheap PSP & DS titles, Company Of Heroes, Dawn Of War (the first one) –

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The best of 2009

For the most of 2009 I spent my gaming time playing games from 2008 – Far Cry 2, Fable II, Rock Band 2, lots of cheap PSP & DS titles, Company Of Heroes, Dawn Of War (the first one) –

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Bangai-O Spirits

I could not finish the tutorial of Treasure’s puzzle shooter Bangai-O Spirits without a trip down to GameFAQs. This is a brutal game. If you do not succeed at a level, you typically die within a couple of seconds, the

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Bangai-O Spirits

I could not finish the tutorial of Treasure’s puzzle shooter Bangai-O Spirits without a trip down to GameFAQs. This is a brutal game. If you do not succeed at a level, you typically die within a couple of seconds, the

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Post I.T. Shooter

Kloonigames has a new game up. Falling resolutely on the “art” side of the “games as art” debate, it’s an experience you shouldn’t miss. It’s a scrolling shooter presented as a stop motion animation, composed of Post-It notes. Coincidentally, I

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Post I.T. Shooter

Kloonigames has a new game up. Falling resolutely on the “art” side of the “games as art” debate, it’s an experience you shouldn’t miss. It’s a scrolling shooter presented as a stop motion animation, composed of Post-It notes. Coincidentally, I

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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

GTA Chinatown Wars is the best portable game I’ve played in years. Its status as not just a disappointment in sales but as an actual flop is a lesson in marketing. Take2 and Nintendo really haven’t understood the DS demographic,

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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

GTA Chinatown Wars is the best portable game I’ve played in years. Its status as not just a disappointment in sales but as an actual flop is a lesson in marketing. Take2 and Nintendo really haven’t understood the DS demographic,

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Summer pursuits

I’ve been busy with renovating the apartment, going for more than a week without a functioning computer, not checking my RSS feeds for over two weeks. Despite the exhaustion, gaming has been going on. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of

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Summer pursuits

I’ve been busy with renovating the apartment, going for more than a week without a functioning computer, not checking my RSS feeds for over two weeks. Despite the exhaustion, gaming has been going on. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of

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First impressions: Geometry Wars Galaxies (Wii, DS)

I love Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved on the Xbox 360. I’m not very good at it, but it’s a thrill regardless (like with most

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First impressions: Geometry Wars Galaxies (Wii, DS)

I love Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved on the Xbox 360. I’m not very good at it, but it’s a thrill regardless (like with most

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The Legend Of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo DS)

The new Zelda is released on the DS only and according to many a gamer’s opinion (Edge, Eurogamer forums), wipes the floor with the previous instalment, the Twilight Princess. I haven’t played Twilight Princess so I wouldn’t know, but Phantom

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The Legend Of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo DS)

The new Zelda is released on the DS only and according to many a gamer’s opinion (Edge, Eurogamer forums), wipes the floor with the previous instalment, the Twilight Princess. I haven’t played Twilight Princess so I wouldn’t know, but Phantom

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