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Littlewitch Romanesque Editio Regia Review

It’s interesting reviewing a visual novel for the first time. As someone who does love to read a lot of fantasy, the visual novel should be an genre worth exploring. Littlewitch Romanesque Editio Regia is definitely a great introduction to the visual novel genre. The story focuses on an archmage and his two students exploring a Dark Tower, full of magic and secrets. The story is excellent, the main trio are well developed and the art style is amazing. With such a world to explore, it becomes an enjoyable experience for a first time visual novel player. The story focuses on three central characters. One of these characters is the archmage Domino. He has the desire to explore a building … Continue reading

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Gaming PR: ONECHANBARA Z2: CHAOS TO BE RELEASED ON PLAYSTATION 4

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Well this is an interesting game to get a sequel. Fans of the original Onechanbara will definitely be excited for this. — ONECHANBARA Z2: CHAOS TO BE RELEASED ON PLAYSTATION 4 Mindscape Asia Pacific is excited to announce the release of the new title Onechanbara Z2: Chaos from NIS America due for release July 2015. Published by NIS America and developed by D3PUBLISHER/TAMSOFT, the fast-paced single player hack’n’slash action game will be available on PlayStation®4 in Australia and New Zealand. Onechanbara Z2: Chaos is the latest iteration in the Onechanbara series featuring the world’s sexiest zombie slayers. With two sets of buxom vampire sisters at the player’s disposal, over a dozen stages of high-octane real-time swordplay await, each characterised by … Continue reading

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LA Cops Review (Playstation 4)

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LA Cops could have been fun. There is still some elements of gameplay that did make it a fun experience, but the Modern Dream developed action/puzzle game does fall short of a fantastic experience. It’s an 1970’s inspired buddy cop game featuring eight main missions and several side missions with several difficulty levels to suit any level of gamer. It’s a short game, at most lasting a few hours of gameplay. However, despite some challenging moments, the game can lose its shine early on and can be a bit of a chore to play through. The game doesn’t have an overarching story, rather there are eight different missions to be completed. Set in various locations around the USA, they range … Continue reading

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Hakkenden Eight Dogs of the East DVD Review

Hakkenden Eight Dogs of the East is quite an interesting anime. Starting off as a manga by Miyuki Abe in 2005 and premiering as an anime back in 2013, Hakkenden follows Shino Inuzuka and Sosuke Inukawa, two humans who possess demonic abilities, in their quest to find six people known as Bead Holders, who also possess demon abilities. While it does have an interesting story, it’s somewhat ruined by the poor pacing and slow start. However, it makes it up for giving most of their characters personalities, the art style and the strong finish to the series. What should have been addressed is the lack of action sequences, despite being classified as an action anime, and the unmemorable music. Hakkenden … Continue reading

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The #GamerGate #GGinDC Meetup Ends With Bomb Threat

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Earlier today over in the US, #GamerGate conversationalists had a small meetup at a local bar a block away from a police station, spread through the hashtag #GGinDC. This meetup would see local GamerGate tweeters, writers covering GamerGate topics, as well as others meeting up to chill and play video games. From reports in the Twitter-sphere, the #GGinDC meetup had a popular journalist at Breitbart, Milo Yiannopolis, as well as a popular feminist and feminist scholar, Christina Hoff Sommers, in attendance. These were two notable people in a sea of gamers willing to discuss gaming ethics over a chilled pint. However, the night would go from people dodging the dancefloor to a sudden fire evacuation within a few short hours. … Continue reading

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Humanity Has Declined DVD Review

I was pleasantly surprised by Humanity Has Declined. The anime, licensed by Hanabee in Australia, seemed to have the look of a cutsey human and fairy story. However, the old rule of judging a book by its cover is in full effect as Humanity Has Declined proves to be a clever dark comedy on the foils of humanity. The humans are in a decline in a post-apocalyptic world. As a way to survive, they live alongside the fairies. To act as a mediator between the two, there is a female protagonist simply referred to as the Mediator. The series doesn’t have an overarching story, like most anime. Instead, ten of the twelve episodes feature a mini story of their own … Continue reading

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Why The Skyrim Mod Charges Are A Terrible Idea In Steam

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Earlier today, Bethesda and Valve made a move to alter the current community modding mechanism in Valves Steam distribution platform. That change has enabled modders to set a charge for their mods if they so choose to. On paper, this seems like a great idea, content creators will be able to release a mod and then make some money off of their creations. Below I talk about why I think that this is a bad decision. We’ve seen some success for ideas like this before in games like Second Life, which is almost entirely player economy driven. However, in this case, I think that this system creates a terrible precedent for gamers that like mods, and the people creating mods … Continue reading

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