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Dragon’s Crown Pro

From the creative mind of artist and director George Kamitami comes Dragon’s Crown Pro, completely remastered for a new generation! Dragon’s Crown Pro is a classic side-scrolling beat-em up RPG.…

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Dragon’s Crown Pro Review – Facing the Grind

Role-playing games are often about the “grind”. The need to attain levels, gold or experience to keep pace with growing threats is a given in the genre. Grind in games is…

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Crossing Souls Review – More Than A Nostalgia Trip

I’ve been waiting for the release of Crossing Souls for a while. This 80s-style action platformer has five interchangeable playable characters, a nostalgic concept and a host of fresh mechanics. It caught…

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Shaq-Fu A Legend Reborn Delays Due To Licensing Issues

Back in 2014, a few people had a completely crazy idea. They talked with Shaquille O’Neal and decided to do their own take on what is widely considered one of…

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Crossing Souls Preview – 80s Pixel Puzzles

It was the cutscenes that first drew me to Crossing Souls, and that’s not a statement I’ve ever uttered before. The Saturday morning cartoon feel and VHS filter had me intrigued…

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Coffee Crisis Brings Genesis Style Beat’Em Up Action to PC February 15th

Retro-inspired side-scrolling beat-’em-up Coffee Crisis will be released for PC on February 15th, developers Mega Cat Studios have confirmed. Originally released as a Sega Genesis cartridge, Coffee Crisis will be available for Windows, Mac,…

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Yakuza Kiwami Review – Ramen Origins

I was pretty late coming into the Yakuza series, so I got the opportunity to see Yakuza Kiwami, through fresh eyes. A remake of the original Yakuza game on PlayStation 2,…

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Yakuza Kiwami Preview – Not Just Another Remake

Sega has truly spoiled gamers this year by localizing not one but two titles from their famous Yakuza series. Released back in January this year, Yakuza 0 came out to rave reviews.…

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The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile and Charlie Murder Heading to Steam Tomorrow

SKA Studios has announced that two of their Xbox 360 titles, The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile and Charlie Murder will be heading to Steam. The best part is that you don’t…

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Double Dragon IV Review – Kick, Punch, You All Remember

Right from the top, I’m going to put it out there that I’m a bit of a fan of the 80s. I regularly listen to new wave music, one of…