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MOBILE MONDAY – Star Ocean: Anamnesis

When I was a kid, I saved my allowance to get my hands on a pre-owned copy of Star Ocean: The Second Story. I had no clue why it was the “second story,” as I had never seen its predecessor anywhere, but I knew I had to have it. The PSX dream combo of sprites and 3D backgrounds brought to life a unique space-opera-at-the-corner-of-high-fantasy setting that fascinated my young mind. Swirl together the charming anime artwork with a battle system that felt somewhere between Tales and Grandia and I knew I had to have it.

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Weekend Roundup/Ramble…? – 6/22/2018

There are so many video games. So many! Seriously, so many. In an age of Steam sales and flash sales and indies and AAAs and everything in between, it’s almost impossible to keep up. And if you’re anything like me and have serious issues focusing on one game, you know how difficult this is. I mean, it’s a good problem to have, right? I guess so, but there is simply so much I want to experience that my “currently playing” catalog is 20+ games at any given time. (Don’t judge me!) Let’s not even delve into the backlog.

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MOBILE MONDAY – Granblue Fantasy

We’ve taken a few weeks off, but better late than never. It’s Mobile Monday! Today we’ll take a look at what might be my all-time favorite gacha title — Granblue Fantasy.

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MOBILE MONDAY – Honkai Impact 3rd

Well, the weekend has passed us by yet again – it’s Mobile Monday!

Today’s write-up is on miHoYo’s fast-paced character action game, Honkai Impact 3rd. Quite unlike the games we’ve featured thus far, HI3 (as we’ll call it for ease) is a 3rd-person hack-n-slasher drawing comparisons to games like Bayonetta and Devil May Cry. While I can’t argue it’s on the same level as any of those, I certainly see the similarities. HI3 is, sans mobile ports and emulation, about as close to a “console experience” as you can get on your smartphone.

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP! – 5/18/2018

It’s been a long week, so I’m certainly glad to see Saturday on the horizon. Here’s another quick Weekend Roundup!

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MOBILE MONDAY – Girls’ Frontline

A week has passed and it’s Mobile Monday once again! If you’ve been following our Twitter feed at all over the past week, you probably have an idea of what we’ll be focusing on today. That’s right, today we’re talking about Girls’ Frontline.

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP! – 5/11/2018

Happy Friday! Thanks for tuning in for our first Weekend Roundup. Nothing too crucial here, just a quick weekly column to let you know what we’re paying attention to between work weeks.

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Rites to Royale

Battle royale is everything right now. Really, it’s almost out of control! The concept is simple — you (and hopefully a few friends) drop into an environment, stock up, and survive. Once you’re eliminated, you just re-queue and try again. Most games are quick, at least for beginners, but the satisfaction of ranking in the top players only feeds the desire for more.

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MOBILE MONDAY – Sdorica

Mobile Monday is a weekly column dedicated to mobile gaming. Yes, it’s a catchy title, but I swear there’s more to it than that! Monday is often the most dreaded day of the week. If you’re anything like me, though, you’re spending some of that office downtime farming loot in your favorite gacha game. With that in mind, we’ll be featuring one game weekly, while also giving a few quick updates on other popular titles.