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Review: The Fruit of Grisaia (PC)

The Fruit of Grisaia Genre: Visual Novel Developer: Front Wing Publisher: Sekai Project Release Date: 5/29/15 While more and more visual novels have been finding their way to the US as of late, thanks to increased Western interest and some rea »»

Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed (Sony Playstation Vita)

Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed Genre: Action Developer: Tamsoft Publisher: Idea Factory Release Date: 05/19/15 Let’s get this out of the way up front: Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed isn’t a Hyperdimension game in »»

Book Review: Bloodborne Limited Edition Strategy Guide

For those who’ve been around for a while, you know the deal coming in, but for newcomers, occasionally I’ll sit down and pick up a strategy guide for a game, either because I want to clear out a game, or because I think the guide looks cool and h »»

Review: Story of Seasons (Nintendo 3DS)

Story of Seasons Genre: Farming Simulator/RPG Developer: Marvelous AQL Publisher: XSEED Games Release Date: 3/31/15 Games frequently come out that can be described as “Such-and-such-game in all but name,” with the implication being that th »»

Review: Unmechanical: Extended Edition (Microsoft Xbox One)

Unmechanical: Extended Edition Genre: Puzzle Developer: Grip Games Publisher: Grip Games Release Date: 01/30/15 Two of the more interesting trends in gaming that have popped up in the last half-decade are that of creating organic puzzle games »»

Review: Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart (Sony Playstation Vita)

Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart Genre: Turn Based Strategy Developer: Compile Heart Publisher: Nippon Ichi Release Date: 2/24/15 While Alex and Sean got into the Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise, I never could; while I appreciated th »»

Unboxing the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Collector’s Edition and New 3DS

If you’ve spent any time around our neck of the woods, you almost certainly knew this was coming; while I totally understand that Monster Hunter isn’t for anyone, I have a pretty big love for the franchise, so I was almost always going to be buyi »»

Review: Criminal Girls: Invite Only (Sony Playstation Vita)

Criminal Girls: Invite Only Genre: RPG/Dating Sim Developer: Imageepoch Publisher: Nippon Ichi Release Date: 2/3/15 It’s hard to know what to really make of Criminal Girls: Invite Only. On a base level, it’s easy to dismiss it as a cheesec »»

Review: Dying Light (PC)

Dying Light Genre: Survival FPS Developer: Techland Publisher: WB Games Release Date: 01/27/15 I distinctly remember the first time I turned off Dying Light in disgust. It was at the end of a particularly long sequence of tropes; the charac »»

Diehard GameFAN Presents: The Snack Box Review – Japan Crate's Premium Crate

As Podcast listeners and those who’ve attended the Mark B Writing Livestream may be aware, I’ve recently begun dabbling in the world of exotic food subscription services, due entirely to the fact that I love weird crap, and Japan makes plenty of »»

Playing the Lame presents: Five Reasons – Resident Evil 4

PRESENTS Five Reasons Why Resident Evil 4 Probably Isn’t a Perfect Game. Let this stand as a testament: just because you love something doesn’t mean it is beyond mockery, ridicule, or an objective examination into why it might suck a li »»

Review: Saints Row 4: Reelected/Gat Out of Hell (Microsoft Xbox One)

Saints Row 4: Reelected/Gat Out of Hell Genre: Action/Sandbox Developer: Volition Publisher: Deep Silver Release Date: 1/20/15 Back in 2013, I was given the opportunity to review Saints Row 4, and I thought it was the greatest thing since… w »»

Review: Dead Effect (PC)

Dead Effect Genre: First Person Shooter Developer: Dykast Lubomir Publisher: Dykast Lubomir Release Date: 12/17/14 When a game is released at a budget-minded price, certain concessions should be extended to it; a game that launches at $60 shou »»

Diehard GameFAN's 2014 Video Game Awards

So here we are, at the beginning of 2015, looking back on the accomplishments, good and bad, in gaming for the year 2014. It seems, to many, that 2014 was not a great year for gaming, and it's not hard to see why people might feel that way, frankly. »»

Diehard GameFAN Presents: The Snack Box Review - Skoshbox's Skoshbox

As Podcast listeners and those who’ve attended the Mark B Writing Livestream may be aware, I’ve recently begun dabbling in the world of exotic food subscription services, due entirely to the fact that I love weird crap, and Japan makes plenty of »»

Diehard GameFAN Presents: The Snack Box Review - Skoshbox's Dekabox

As Podcast listeners and those who’ve attended the Mark B Writing Livestream may be aware, I’ve recently begun dabbling in the world of exotic food subscription services, due entirely to the fact that I love weird crap, and Japan makes plenty of »»

Why Your Waifu Sucks: Super Sonico

Because my goal is to ensure I don't make it out of here with ANY friends left. »»

Diehard GameFAN 2014 Year in Review Staff Commentaries

So here we are, a few days before the end of 2014. As usual, several of the Diehard GameFAN staff have sat down and written up their own personal “Top Ten Games of the Year" list. This gives you, the reader, a chance to see each of our own specific »»

Playing the Lame presents: Five Reasons – Dragon Age: Inquisition

PRESENTS Five Reasons Why Dragon Age: Inquisition Probably Isn’t a Perfect Game. So, routine readers will likely know this already, but for those who are coming in fresh, I like thought exercises. If we’re being honest, part of that lik »»

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