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Secret of Mana RPGCast - Part 17: Return of Flammie
Our boy returns! Oh, and some other stuff happens, too.
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.
Disregard Canon, Acquire Representation: Naoto Shirogane is a Transman
Why accept the canon explanation when the story could be so much more interesting?
Why the Phoenix Wright Characters Will Die Alone
A look at why the three main Phoenix Wright characters will be forever dateless.
[NSFW] Top of the Heap: Pokémon Games That Aren't
Nine knock-off Pokémon games you probably haven't caught yet.
[NSFW] Ctrl-Alt-Del: The Animated Series: In Review, Part I: Diary of a Madman
Ctrl-Alt-Del: The Animated Series isn't as irredeemable as it's made out to be. It's much, much worse. Ep 1x1: Television Dominance.
Matches and Matrimony: A Pride and Prejudice Tale (PC)
Matches and Matrimony: A Pride and Prejudice Tale is a hard game to describe. To put it in one sentence, it's a dating sim, based off of Jane Austen novels. And it is basically the greatest game ever.
[NSFW] Valkyrie Profile (PS1)
A game review for people who like JRPGs and swearing.
Space Quest: Vohaul Strikes Back
THIS is how you do a fangame. But if that doesn't grab your attention, play it for the monkeys.

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