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Solve a hot pink murder mystery in Danganronpa

Read the original post on http://www.theoaklandpress.com. “Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc,” an anime-styled visual novel detective game newly-released on PC from developer Spike-Chunsoft, is as hard to explain succinctly as it is to pronounce. Advertisements

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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is a good way to unwind

Read the original post on http://www.theoaklandpress.com. Sometimes after a long day, you don’t necessarily want to play a hyper-competitive, logic-based, fast twitch fighting or shooting game. Sometimes you want to just chill. The Animal Crossing series has always been good … Continue reading

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Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is a ghost story from the murky depths

Read the original post on http://www.theoaklandpress.com. Fatal Frame is a series that seems like it’s been waiting over a decade for the Wii U console to come along. The esteemed horror games that have players fighting ghosts by taking their … Continue reading

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Superhot is a slow-motion ballet of bullets

Read the original post on http://www.theoaklandpress.com. While many first-person shooters have tried to make the player feel like the protagonist of a hard-boiled action movie, nothing makes it feel as smooth and effortless as Superhot. Countless games have employed a … Continue reading

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Getting the band back together with ‘Rock Band 4’

Read the original post on http://www.theoaklandpress.com. For years, Rock Band was my go-to party game. But with the advent of a new generation of consoles, those plastic instruments have been left to gather dust. Rock Band 4 reintroduces the classic … Continue reading

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Capcom’s classic character is honored in ‘Mega Man Legacy Collection’

Read the original post on http://www.theoaklandpress.com. There’s been a recent trend in the video game industry of companies collecting, anthologizing, and remastering their classic titles to re-release on modern platforms. “Mega Man Legacy Collection” is part of a new breed … Continue reading

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‘Grim Fandango Remastered’ digs up a classic PC game

This article originally appeared on The Oakland Press.     Originally released in 1998, Grim Fandango is often considered to be one of the classics of the adventure game genre, but for years it was difficult to find. At long … Continue reading

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‘Sunset Overdrive’ is all about enjoying the apocalypse

This article originally appeared on The Oakland Press. Who ever said the end of the world had to be depressing? That seems to be the central theme in developer Insomniac’s newest game, Sunset Overdrive, an exclusive to the Xbox One. … Continue reading

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‘A City Sleeps’ is a fleeting dream

This article originally appeared on The Oakland Press. Do you ever have a fascinating, enjoyable dream that suddenly ends before you really get a chance to explore it? A City Sleeps is like that. In an unusual departure for developer … Continue reading

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‘Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax’ delivers fast, fresh fighting and story

This article originally appeared on The Oakland Press. Understanding what Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is requires first unpacking the name. Ultimax is an expanded, updated version of 2012’s Persona 4 Arena, a fighting game based on the characters from Persona … Continue reading

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