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Review: DeathSmiles (PC)

We’re approaching 10 years since the heroines of DeathSmiles descended into arcades, but even now the unique themes and frantic action have kept the series alive and well in the hearts of shoot-‘em-up enthusiasts. When Cave announced it planned to release its catalog on Steam, DeathSmiles was practically a lock for the treatment, and its […]

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Review: Ninja Senki DX (PC)

Ninja Senki is an indie game that is hot off its fifth anniversary, and Tribute is giving the title a re-release to extend the game’s reach to the Playstation 4, Playstation Vita and Steam audiences. The result is a DX version that brings an already quality platformer over to the marketplace with an appropriate injection […]

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Dreamcast Review: DDR Club Version (JP)

Dance Dance Revolution Club Version Dreamcast Genre: Rhythm Developer: Konami Computer Entertainment Japan Pubilsher: Konami Release Date: 04/27/2000 Even with the popularity of Dance Dance Revolution in the U.S. (which, admittedly, has been on an alarming nose dive since the birth of Guitar Hero), it’s guaranteed we will never see a domestic version of the […]

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PSP Review: Sunday X Magazine (JP)

There’s just something about a crossover game that gets the blood boiling. Marvel Vs. Capcom and Capcom Vs. SNK still stand as some of the most memorable fighting experiences, Super Smash Bros. still sells like hotcakes and who could forget when the Battletoads and Double Dragons settled the score with the Shadow Boss and Dark […]

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Nintendo DS Review: Crystal Adventure

Even though Nintendo continually insists it doesn’t compete with the mobile app market, consumers hooked on portable devices show dedication to bite-sized experiences on the cheap. In this regard, an item such as Crystal Adventure should be a welcome addition to the Nintendo DS shop. For $3, the title aims to provide a portable, mobile phone […]

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NES Review: Captain Planet and the Planteers

Looking back to being a 10-year-boy, I realize I put up with a ton of poor quality in the name of playing videogames. I clearly remember coasting through games, only to go back to them 10 years later and grimacing. Growing up, I can’t think of any game I wouldn’t play for at least 15 […]

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3DS Review: Aero Porter

Aero Porter sticks players in on their first day on the job of sorting luggage at a low-key airport. A supervisor will pop text-based messages up throughout the game, but no real other characters are introduced to the game. The title is one that is light on “story” elements, but, rather, it is a game […]

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Street Fighter X Megaman first impressions/Mini Review

Alexander “MixMasterLar” Browning was a freelance writer on the old Rithum.com and Gemubaka sites, and has also done opinion pieces on games and the industry here and there. Today, he brings you his thoughts on Capcom’s latest offering, Street Fighter X Megaman.  A few days ago mega-game developer Capcom released a free PC title called Street Fighter […]

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3DS Review: Johnny Kung Fu

There was once a time where board games would have been considered “portable gaming.” Once the concept started resembling what we know it as today, we were presented with the light-based Electronic Football, which evolved into Tiger’s LCD line of games that made everyone gathering in the lobby before a day of elementary school jealous. […]

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Review a Bad Game Day!: G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra (Xbox 360)

As adapted from Diehard GameFAN Summer blockbusters may be fizzling away for the year with the season coming to a close, but that’s not stopping some familiar names from dropping onto the silver screen for a twentieth century reimagining. This latest effort modernizes one of the many treasured cartoon series I enjoyed prior to hauling […]

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