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[Hardcore and Niche Gamers] Episode 2: Tampico or Tap Water?

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In this edition of Hardcore and Niche Gamers, the crew discusses the wombo combo of con funk and a Los Angeles heat wave, break down the trailers for Kill la Kill versus My Hero One’s Justice, and debate whether the current focus on triple-A titles is beneficial or not for the industry.  

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[Gamer 2 Gamer] Episode 1: James Chen

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This week, Davis Fan talks to James Chen about topics such as the life of a commentator in the FGC, difficulties of learning a new game, and why the FGC is one of the best gaming communities around.  

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[Hardcore and Niche Gamers] Episode 1: Cross About Crossplay?

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This week, we reboot our podcast. This week on Hardcore and Niche Gamers: The Denkiphile podcast, Davis, Matt, Ben, and Will discuss rumors that Fallout 76 will not include crossplay, a potential new engine for Telltale titles, a possible Google console, and what it would take for cell phones to be a viable gaming platform.  

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[Review] Lumines Remastered Dazzles Again

In PC, PS4, Reviews, Switch, Xbox One by Davis Fan

When Lumines first launched alongside the PSP in 2004, teenage me thought it was another generic puzzle game. While most puzzle games have something to offer, none of them had caught my eye. One bored lunch break and a play session later, I saw it for the hybrid puzzle/music experience that it really was. Almost 14 years later, the game …

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[Review] Vampyr Fails to Mesmerize

In PC, PS4, Reviews, Xbox One by Davis Fan

Of all the monsters of old, none of them would be as interesting to play as than the vampire. While many other monsters have certainly made the rounds as popular tropes, most notably zombies in the past decade or so, I can’t imagine it would be much fun to play as a brainless individual. However, the vampire provides much more …

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[Review] BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is Out for the Count

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With the multitude of fighting games releasing and the massive popularity of them (e.g. Dragon Ball FighterZ), it truly feels like we are in another golden age for fighting games. Nowhere is this more apparent than the blatant cash grabs where assets are recycled like in the 90s. That being said, however, those were not necessarily bad games for hardcore …

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[Review] Warriors All Stars Shoots For the Moon and Misses

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Koei Tecmo has gone from a humble publisher with only a handful of titles under its belt to the absolute powerhouse it is now. Sporting releases like those from the Atelier series, Dead or Alive series, and obviously the Warriors games, the publisher is definitely one of the big boys in the arena now. With great power comes the opportunity …

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[Review] Fate/EXTELLA Falls Short

In PC, PS4, Reviews, Switch, Vita by Davis Fan

Though the Fate series may not be the cash cow that other anime series are in the United States, it certainly has enough appeal in Japan to greenlight practically any type of title it damn well pleases. Enter Fate/EXTELLA, a hack-and-slasher by Marvelous; unfortunately, like many other anime-based titles, it falls short and fails where other original IPs succeed.

Davis Fan[Review] Fate/EXTELLA Falls Short