One Small Fire At A Time Review

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One Small Fire At A Time is the non-Japanese visual novel developed by Kidalang, and published by Culture Select, about a teenaged girl deemed to be mad and placed in a madhouse. The reason for this condition? The inability to use magic in a world where everyone is able to do so. Her life is taken for a turn when a mysterious group of people arrive at the mansion that she is recovering in, and a strange plot involving illegal pharmaceuticals takes the reign. The story begins with our protagonist, Janis, and a short meeting between her, Ena (the nurse of the madhouse), and another girl, Candela. This short intro sets the mood for the entirety of the story, which … Continue reading

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Hyper Bounce Blast Review

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Flump Studios, creators of Horizon Shift, have recently released their latest arcade shooter, Hyper Bounce Blast. The objective in Hyper Bounce Blast is a simple one, players must defeat waves of enemies while dodging and bouncing around an enclosed arena in order to advance through the levels of the game. Gamers might remember that Horizon Shift had a similar ruleset, but where these two games differ is in their gameplay mechanics. Does Hyper Bounce Blase rival, or even eclipse, Horizon Shift? Perhaps. Much like Horizon Shift, Hyper Bounce Blast does not feature a notable story mode, but is instead completely based on gameplay. The gameplay itself is based around moving within a designated playing field and shooting enemy geometry in … Continue reading

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The Dungeons in Revenge of the Horde, A Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Article

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  Final Fantasy XIV’s latest major content update, Revenge of the Horde FFXIV Patch 3.3, released the other day, and with it, a fair amount of new content was added into the game. The best part about this new content though, is Kotaku’s coverage the new PvE content which can actually be a little bit of a challenge in some places. We’ve been playing FFXIV since it was a poorly designed MMORPG, and have lived through its evolution into the content filled themepark that it is today. There was a little bit of a hiatus and a server change, but our new home on Leviathan has been great fun. So the first dungeon that we checked out was the Hullbreaker … Continue reading

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Overwatch Review

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Overwatch is the latest game from Blizzard. The premise is a rather simple one, you have two teams of six-players that must battle it out to complete objectives in order to defeat the opposing side. Where Overwatch has its intricacies is in its mechanical build up, interesting character design and engaging map layouts, which helps to create an incredibly fun experience. Be sure to check out our hands-on impressions here, or read on for the full review. The storyline in Overwatch is really touched on too much in the game, with it being relegated primarily to online videos and comic-strips. However, there is a tonne of attention to detail in the games levels, particularly in the starting zones that allow … Continue reading

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Gaming PR: Overwatch Competitive Play Mode is Now Live on PC!

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Checked out competitive mode earlier. It’s pretty fun and more structured than the casual mode. See the news below. — Overwatch Competitive Play Mode is Now Live on PC!   Overwatch players, get ready to sharpen your skills, perfect your strategies, and test your mettle in the ultimate competitive arena. Welcome to our newest game mode: Competitive Play! Competitive Play is available right now on PC, and will be arriving from next week on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.   Once you reach account level 25, the mode will become available via the “Play” button in the main menu. Simply select “Competitive Play” from the submenu, and you’re ready to enter a match. You can join on your own or in … Continue reading

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Gaming PR: ADVENTURES OF MANA NOW AVAILABLE FOR PLAYSTATION VITA

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ADVENTURE IN THE MAGIC POOL! DO IT! — ADVENTURES OF MANA NOW AVAILABLE FOR PLAYSTATION VITA SYDNEY, 29TH June 2016 –   Square Enix Ltd., today kicks off the 25th anniversary celebration of the beloved MANA series with the digital release of the PlayStation®Vita version of the timeless action-RPG, ADVENTURES OF MANA. Originally released as FINAL FANTASY® Adventure for the Nintendo Game Boy in 1991, ADVENTURES OF MANA is the epic story of trusted companions who journey to protect the sacred life-giving Mana Tree from the powerful Dark Lord of Glaive. This remastered version offers fans the enhanced visuals, revamped menus and a rearranged soundtrack from the game’s original composer. The background music for the original Game Boy version will be … Continue reading

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Gaming PR: NEW ARTWORK SHOWCASES THE BEAUTIFUL CHARACTERS AND ENVIRONMENTS OF I AM SETSUNA

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New I Am Setsuna artwork released. A friend of mine from Japan really enjoyed this game, so based on her recommendation, I’d say to give this a look. — NEW ARTWORK SHOWCASES THE BEAUTIFUL CHARACTERS AND ENVIRONMENTS OF I AM SETSUNA Exclusive pre-order incentives for PlayStation®4 and STEAM® Confirmed     SYDNEY, 29TH June 2016 – In a selection of new artwork released today Square Enix Ltd., showcased the characters and beautiful watercolour environments from the upcoming I AM SETSUNA, the debut title from the all-new studio Tokyo RPG Factory. The new artwork introduces some of the additional characters players can expect to encounter in the game, including the energetic Aeterna and the reliable Nidr who join Setsuna on her … Continue reading

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Gaming PR: KOEI TECMO REVEALS A UNIQUE BOND SYSTEM FOR ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIII

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I hope you like literature and video games. —   “Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle, but in defeating the enemy without ever fighting.” ― Sun Tzu, the Art of War   KOEI TECMO REVEALS A UNIQUE BOND SYSTEM FOR ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIII   New trailer detailing the diplomatic gameplay features also revealed!     Sydney, Australia – 24th June 2016 – Koei Tecmo released today a new batch of assets and information focusing on the alternative strategic options presented to players in the upcoming renowned strategy series, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII, available from 8th July 2016 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system (physical and digital), and PC via Steam®.   Battles are … Continue reading

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Gaming PR: Higuarshi When They Cry: Tatarigoroshi is now available from MangaGamer!

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I feel like these games are being released too far apart. We reviewed the first one like a year ago now? — June 17th, 2015–Higuarshi When They Cry: Tatarigoroshi is now available from MangaGamer!   Higurashi When They Cry Hou – Ch 3 Tatarigoroshi is now live and available for download! Enjoy the third chapter of this exciting Visual Novel that spawned the highly-acclaimed Higurashi anime and manga series on Steam for the very first time! With updated sprites and other visuals, fans won’t want to miss this new release! In this chapter, Tatarigoroshi (“Curse Killing”), the completely unexpected happens – Satoko’s father returns to Hinamizawa. What does this mean for little Satoko? What really happened in her family all those years ago before Satoshi went missing? Is Oyashiro-sama’s curse real, … Continue reading

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