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Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory is the third installment in the Japanese Role-Playing Game series, Hyperdimension Neptunia. Established as a parody franchise, Neptunia goes out of its way to exaggerate and mock popular cliches in Japanese videogames. It’s a sequel to the mildly received Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2, which saw a new protagonist. In Victory, the original protagonist, Neptune, returns as the hero for the story. Read more.

 
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Has Nintendo Ruined Let’s Play?

Nintendo has recently started to claim ad revenue from Let’s Play videos on YouTube. Is this a good thing for them to do? Or is it a bad thing for them to do? Luckily I managed to avoid thinking about it too hard, as my question was answered within the pages of a torn diary dated 20XX that I stumbled upon on my way to work.Read more.

 
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Review: One Piece Pirate Warriors

One Piece Pirate Warriors is an action game based on the Japanese graphic novel. One Piece follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew, the Straw Hat Pirates, who are all trying to search for the One Piece treasure. Pirate Warriors covers the first half of the One Piece series, with the end being of the game taking place at the time-skip. The game however does leave out a few arcs, with one missing major arc being Skypiea. Read more.

 
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Review: Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection

Over the years, I’ve continued to play the large collection of Dragon Ball Z games both because of the entertainment they bring, and that the games allow you to play as your favourite characters and re-live the series at your will. There has been a huge number of games over the years, some have been very weak some very good. The most recent release before Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection, Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi was an annoying game, and I am pleased that Bandai decided to go back and look at what made their DBZ games great. Read more.

 
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One Writer’s Opinions are Another Game Journalist’s Facts

Most gaming outlets really enjoy their top five or top ten list articles. Who can blame them, really? Such lists not only generate a vast number of traffic, but also enable the writer to share an opinion in a structure that’s easy to digest for almost anyone–and it’s usually easy to write as well. For many, an editorial featuring a list is a nice and simple opinion piece to obtain an additional perspective or even some more knowledge about the medium they’re passionate about. For Examiner.com, these lists also serve as factual data representing players as a whole. Read more.

 
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Journalist Cites Likely Troll As Source for Ridiculous Rumour

According to a TVTropes user, the Wii U has had its performance boosted through the most recent software patch. This user failed to include any legitimate source, offering the article changes to simply be perceived as one of the many fans that participate in the console war, looking to make their game system sound better with the dawn of superior technology on the console horizon. That being said, that does not prevent game journalists running a news story based on this ultimately untrustworthy and lone source.Read more.

 
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Is Notch Having Doubts About the OUYA?

The OUYA is the upcoming video game console that has touted itself as revolutionary and “a new kind of video game console”. This messiah of gaming is already being met with a lot of criticism for a lot of reasons, but it would be frivolous to list them here. There is a good review of the console by the Verge (3.5/10), and the Something Awful forums has a thread essentially dedicated to cataloging its successes and failures in the light of the gaming media. But is it only these popular websites that are skeptical of the OUYA? Read more.

 
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PlayStation Vita News Round-Up

This week has seen a number of announcements regarding the PlayStation Vita, both in Japan and here in the west. Instead of giving each one a separate post, it was deemed appropriate to combine them all. Now that time has passed since some announcements, more information may be available. Read more.

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E3 2013 Probably Won’t Be As Lame As Last Year

For us video gaming enthusiasts E3 is a pretty exciting time of year. People who are not into videogames might find it a bit weird that we’re all captivated by men in suits talking about their products on stage to an audience of journalists, or related Twitter feeds. This rabid hunger for video game news was arguably why E3 2012 was kind of, well, lame. Read more.

 
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Review: Tomb Raider (2013)

As a huge fan of the series, I was not expecting such an in-depth plunge into Lara’s character and giving us a first-hand look into her thoughts, feelings and motivations for doing what she does, and not purely for the fun of it as prior incarnations of Lara had led us to believe. As a reboot, the game will certainly be placed under the attention of all critics out there. However the true question is, does it live up to the legacy of Tomb Raider or has it trumped the iconic franchise?

 
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