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The History and Return of Second-Generation CRPGs
Could we be seeing a return to the role-playing renaissance?
Diana Gray's EarthBound Race vs. Paul Franzen
A race for the ages finally begins...
Dust: An Elysian Tail (PC)
An excellent Indie RPG where you travel the land to take down an evil general while finding out your true identity.
Top of the Heap: The Naughty Side of the NES
Despite efforts by Nintendo to keep the NES squeaky clean, some unlicensed game developers managed leak some smuttiness onto the otherwise family-friendly system.
Everything I Know About E3 2017
Anna relates what she knows about E3 2017...which is really just what she sees on social media
[NSFW] Top of the Heap: Pokémon Games That Aren't
Nine knock-off Pokémon games you probably haven't caught yet.
[NSFW] Poker Ladies (ARC)
The classic PC game Wolfenstein invented and revolutionized the first-person shooter genre. But, in recent years, Wolfenstein has become a series of games that imitate other games, instead of comin
Why the Phoenix Wright Characters Will Die Alone
A look at why the three main Phoenix Wright characters will be forever dateless.
Retro ≠ Good: River City Ransom
Daniel comes back once again to discuss how some retro games are not as good as people remember. This time he lashes out against River City Ransom...what? This can't be right...
The Lost Art of Good Game Design: Mega Man Legacy Collection
Is this where Mega Man's legacy comes to an end?

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