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12 May 2015

Fortune’s Tavern: A fun Glitchy Journey

There’s been a few surprising entries on Steam that have come out of the RPG Maker community. Games like To the Moon and Last Word have shown RPG Maker isn’t condemned to variants of a stock engine with different stories, but that game play and graphics can be pushed to

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11 May 2015

“Betrayer” – A Unique Open-World Horror in the New World

Until a couple months ago, I had no idea what Betrayer was. Recently, though, I decided to pick it up on Steam after reading a lot of great things about it, and from what I have played so far, it is definitely a game I’d highly recommend. Betrayer is set

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07 May 2015

“Pineview Drive” – A Mediocre Horror ‘Experience’

Pineview Drive is an indie horror game developed by Visual Imagination Studio and released back in July of 2014. I was aware of its existence but didn’t know all that much about it until a recent bundle purchase included this game. I sat on it for a few weeks and

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04 May 2015

“FarSky” – A Deep Sea Survival Adventure!

In FarSky, players take the role of Nathan, a researcher whose submarine breaks down deep underwater in the middle of the ocean. Too deep to safely swim to the surface (and with limited air supplies anyway even if he were to think of doing so), he has to set up

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02 May 2015

REVIEW: “Remnants of Isolation” (PC)

TITLE: Remnants of Isolation DEVELOPER: Team Isolation PUBLISHER: Degica GENRE: Turn-based RPG (Single-Player) PLATFORM: PC (via Steam) PRICE: Reg. $9.99 USD RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2015 My friend Jeremy and I have been talking back and forth for some time now about the volume of RPG Maker-made games flowing onto

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01 May 2015

‘The Gaming Goddess’ Podcast – Season 7, Ep. 15: “Remakes & Reflections”

This is my very first posting of any episode of The Gaming Goddess podcast here on Zero Friction, but this episode seems very fitting due to at least the first half of the show! This time around on the podcast, I spend a bit talking about my latest “obsession” –

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30 Apr 2015

“Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows” – Lookin’ Good 10 Years Later!

As I’ve mentioned before, lately I have been on a kick where I like to see what different older games can look like once run through some powerful emulation tools and rendered at the highest possible quality on my powerful desktop. When it comes to experimenting with this for the

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27 Apr 2015

Dolphin + PCSX2 = New Life for Older Games!

  For many years now, the idea of an “HD Remake” has been the “in” thing. Developers love to go back and revisit some of their older games and revamp them for modern high-definition (and even UHD) displays, fixing bugs and making an overall superior version. Is it just because

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25 Apr 2015

“Metroid Prime” Looks Amazing in UHD & HFR!

It might surprise you to know that Metroid Prime is a game I never really got into. Yes, I own it. In fact, I got it pretty much right after its original release in 2002 for the GameCube, but for some reason, I just never really got into the game.

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15 Apr 2015

Remembering Titan Souls Demo

Titan Souls is big right now. I played an early demo many moons ago and want to share my fuzzy memory about this unique boss-fighting game with pixelated graphics. I want to approach the game and this article in a retro fashion and from a different viewpoint. The following are

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