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Interview: Nippon Ichi Software President Sohei Niikawa

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Sohei Niikawa and Hey Poor Player Talk Disgaea, Remakes, and… Prinny Dating Sims?     Nippon Ichi Software’s Disgaea series has been around for quite some time now, and its impact on the SRPG genre has been nothing short of astounding. From its iconic, over-the-top damage system and plethora of customization…
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Sleeping With The Enemy: Embracing Disappointment (Kirby Star Allies)

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Is a letdown truly final?   How often have we struggled with our feelings in expressing game criticism? Does our nitpicking a new game mean we do so out of love, or us gradually coming to terms with a game not living up to expectations? How do we deal…

Top 8 Most Interesting Copy Protection Methods

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These Games Poked Pirates in the Eye!   Though we can certainly understand the allure of getting games for free, software piracy has severely harmed game developers and publishers since many decades ago. But ever since there’s been piracy, there have been copy protection methods to confound those who’d…

The Trinkets and Kinship of Shenmue

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“Maybe I Should Get Another” I have always had a thing for little trinkets. Back when I had to work in an office, my desk accommodated a Lego character here, a Marvel miniature there, an overall undeniable youthful spirit everywhere. My desk at home is a similar fixture, except…

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A Parent’s Tale

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No, there’s something in YOUR eye     Warning: This article contains major spoilers for The Walking Dead season 1. If you haven’t finished the game yet, bookmark the post and come back when you have. Seriously. Spoilers. Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead series is the benchmark of episodic video…
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Fortnite: The World’s Most Influential Video Game?

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What is Fortnite: Battle Royale?   Recently, while out shopping with my 6-year-old daughter, she suddenly turned to me and said, as she does often, and proclaimed “Watch this!” Ever the skeptic when a child has a self-made and self-appointed flash of brilliance, it soon became clear this was…

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