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Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition Review

The Tales Of series of games almost always present themselves on creative, but cliche'd writing. Many regard Vesperia as the crowning jewel of the franchise, but is this really the case? My answer is a resounding "Yes" but not without a couple flaws that may make or break the game for some. Right off the bat, we're introduced to one of the most likeable characters in the franchise, the ever so blunt protagonist that goes by the name of Yuri Lowell, a resident of the Lower Quarters in a place called Zaphias, a city that has a rough divide between the

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Games in 2019 - RPGs

In 2019, we will take on the role of researchers, rangers, saviors and detectives, and in doing so we will visit some truly interesting worlds.It could be said that 2019 won't be the year of high-budget RPG projects. During it, we are unlikely to play Cyberpunk 2077 and Starfield, and we should not expect either Dragon Age 4 or The Elder Scrolls 6. However, RPG games in 2019 have one consoling fact - most of them take place in new worlds, which in translation means that we expect a bit of originality and some fresh ideas from them. Here are the

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Gore Tech's evolution in video games.

Gore, video games have always been associated with the most visceral presentation of it even more so than movies at times due to it's interactive nature, but the actual tech used by games in order to develop a sense of tension and blood splattering violence has not always been incredibly convincing, with a few notorious leaps in progression from time to time.Resident Evil 2 Remake appears to be another great leap in the right direction.Let us not forget the earliest examples of "Gore" in games like the original Mortal Kombat, while at the time it sent adults into a frenzy and

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Retro Dose #32 - Pokemon Stadium

The move of the ultra-popular Pokemon franchise to the 3D world was a big step for a great series of games, but also for a powerful N64 console.It has been a long time since Pokemon ruled the world. Thanks to the recent appearance of Pokemon GO, it seems to us that they will remain relevant for a long time. Of course, it is worth mentioning Nintendo's support for the franchise because if it didn't exist, the Pokemon probably would not be half of what they are.Although most of the Pokemon games have difficulty evolving, we will recall their biggest step so

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The Rise of eSports Scholarships

eSports hopefuls in the UK will have better opportunities in the future because of the addition of gaming scholarships. The  University of Roehampton London is offering the first eSports scholarship  program in the country this academic year (2019). Ten scholarships will be given for this first year and each will shoulder £1,500 for a student on any course and level. The programme works like traditional sports scholarships in that those who want to enroll will have to demonstrate aptitude in the field. Why the need for such programmes? The rise of eSports worldwide means new global market sectors and investment opportunities

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Tanzia Review

I was always interested in WoW, but for some reason it was oftenly more frustrating than it was fun, mainly because of players who were just there to ruin your experience, then I got this game to review, and for some reason it reminds me of WoW, but single-player.The plot for Tanzia is not an intricate one. In the shoes of a humanoid shaman, we’re tasked with discovering more about a series of magic-related incidents. The many NPCs often speak about Voodoo and letters from a powerful relative lead us into a hectic chase. Pretty standard fantasy stuff but solid enough for

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The Pros and Cons of Emulating Illegally Acquired ROMs

We've probably all revisited an old game from our past at one point or another, to reminisce to simpler times, indulge feelings of nostalgia or to share a game that means something to us with our children or loved ones. Remasters are popular for the very same reason, they give us reasons to go back a relive an experience that once gave us joy.We all have different tastes and experiences and because of that, have played different games over our years - some of these could have been rare or abandoned titles that have no accessible presence in the modern world.

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Gaming Now and Then - Retro Store

We’ve covered news local to “Opium Pulses HQ” in the past with the ‘Bring  the Game Over’ service offered in and around Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. This time should interest both local and international video game collectors as most of what’s on offer can be bought across the globe!Recently, in my sleepy hometown of Faringdon, a temporary store popped up among the seemingly dying street of shops and I was instantly intrigued. The plan so far is to only stay open until the end of 2018, however the journey has been a positive one so who knows what will happen?Simply named ‘Gaming

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Tremor Games Shuts Down

Tremor Games, the popular offer based website for earning free video games has shut down. Below was their short and heartfelt announcement made on Wednesday 21st November 2018, shortly before they closed their doors for good:"TremorGames.com will be shutting down on 25th November 2018. We have been compelled to do this due to some personal issues. We regret we won't be able to disclose more details about the reason for closure.The website will become inaccessible after 25th November. We cannot give the exact time but please finish off all activities on the website by 24th November. We are closing new registrations

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Why Red Dead Redemption 2 Wasn't Announced For PC

Red Dead Redemption 2 released last month on Xbox One and Playstation 4, with the title’s online component likely releasing fully before the end of the year.Many have questioned if and when RDR 2 will receive a PC release and with Rockstar being very evasive concerning the question of a Windows version coming out any time soon, we have right now, very little to go on.Many would argue that other AAA publishers can put out decent titles, loved by millions, on both console and PC in the same time frame, so why not people with the vast talent and bottomless pockets