Gaming Archive

Fire Emblem: Two Modes, Twice the Fun

RPG battles and matchmaking sim? The recent Fire Emblem games for the Nintendo 3DS are some of the system’s greatest achievements. From their colorful animations to their rich gameplay, they push the system to its limits. Though there …

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To Skip or Not to Skip? What Animated Cutscenes Add to a Game

Video game cutscenes are contentious. Many fans criticize that cutscenes disrupt the interactivity that sets games apart from other forms of entertainment. Nevertheless, they remain a staple of many genres. JRPGs are especially impressive because many have animated, …

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New Game!! Episode 2: Major Improvements

The second episode of New Game!! is a significant improvement from the first one. Gone is the abundance of fan service which plagued episode one, in its place a commentary on the creative process. This episode titled “This …

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Persona 5 Sneaks into Princess Cafes throughout Japan

Take a bite into Persona 5 Atlus’s Persona 5 is invading Princess Cafes throughout Japan. Dates and the locations for the cafe follows: Sapporo #1 Princess Cafe: May 9 to June 15, 2017 Nagoya Station Front Princess Cafe: …

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R.I.P Nintendo’s Iwata

Iwata Sou, the president of Nintendo, passed away at the young age of 55, on the 11th of July. The cause of his death was a bile duct tumor. Iwata was born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, on December 6th, …

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