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See the US Specs Ops in new Operation Raccoon City trailer
Up to now, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City only showed the Umbrella Security Service team fighting off the mass of zombies. The newest trailer for the game, titled “Triple Impact”, shows that the Umbrella Security Service aren’t the only badasses in the now zom... [read more]
Get all the DLC in Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
If you didn’t buy your copy of Mortal Kombat last year, you have been missing out on a true blast from the past. It would also mean you missed out on all the DLC that came after the release of the game. Instead of buying the game and getting all the DLC separately, Warn... [read more]
Details of the Bethesda lawsuit against Interplay emerges
With Bethesda winning the Fallout lawsuit on December 29th 2011, they have finally released more details about it. In 2007, Bethesda bought the rights to the Fallout franchise from Interplay, but did give Interplay limited rights to create a Fallout MMO. The condition for ... [read more]

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Might Switch Force Review
A short, but mighty fine game.... [read more]
NBA Jam On Fire Edition Review
With physics-defying dunks, players with oversized heads, and the ability to set people on fire, the NBA Jam series is not an authentic take on anything. It is, however, a hell of a lot of fun, especially with a group of friends. With the cancellation of NBA Elite 11 last ye... [read more]
Sonic Generations 3D Review
This video notwithstanding, I have been fairly kind to Sonic the Hedgehog, giving the 3DS version of Sonic Colors a 9, and an 8.5 to Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 . This is partially because I am a newcomer to Sonic’s games, and partially because Sega has been putting a ... [read more]

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8-Bit Eric: NFL Blitz Review
8-Bit Eric doesn't just do review of old games. He'll review a new game, as long as it's a retro title. That's where NFL Blitz comes in. The new NFL Blitz has all the fun of the original game, but with some modern upgrades. ... [read more]
The RPG Fanatic: BioWare Bans Players of Star Wars: TOR For Being Too Good At The Game
Recently, Bioware started banning players that were accessing high level loot while being at a low level.  The RPG Fanatic shares his thoughts on this practice, and what Bioware should be doing to stop th... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: Discussing The Official Zelda Timeline
With Nintendo officially releasing a timeline for the Zelda series in the Hyrule Historia book, alot of confusion is still abound. In this video, 8-Bit Eric goes into detail about the new timeline to help you out. ... [read more]
The RPG Fanatic: RPG(ology) - Who Invented Random Battles?
Posted on December 24, 2011 by Carey

Random battles have been getting a lot of flack the past years with many criticizing JRPGs as being the main culprit for continuing to use random battles.  The RPG Fanatic will explain exactly where random battles came from, and it's not JRPGs. 

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