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Review: ArcRunner

Am I allowed to be… like… kind of tired of roguelikes at this point? Don’t get me wrong, that is a rhetorical question; I’m allowed to be tired of anything that I am authentically tired of and I don’t really need to ask permission. But it feels like people have reached a point with roguelikes
3 days ago
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Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail Benchmark Contains April Fool’s Day Secret

The Benchmark is here for Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail, Square Enix’s soon to be released expansion for their critically acclaimed MMO. With the system requirements for Final Fantasy XIV being changed with the release of Dawntrail, now is a better time than ever before for players to checkout a Benchmark for the game so they
4 days ago
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Aetheryte Radio 280: Letter from the Producer Live LXXX

For episode 280, we recap Live Letter 80! Coincidence? Yes, 100%! But that doesn't change how excited we are for some of these upcoming changes and additions!
4 days ago
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Letter From the Producer Live LXXX Shows Benchmark Trailer and Event Schedule

During the special ten year anniversary 14 hour livestream, producer and director Naoki Yoshida gave us another update on the upcoming Dawntrail expansion, more details on the graphical update, as well as new quality of life changes coming in patch 7.0. But before he went into any details, the 80. Live Letter started of showing
6 days ago
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Slay the Spire 2 Announced

The much anticipated sequel to Slay the Spire was just announced by team Mega Crit, with the last major communication being about the sequel title no longer being developed in Unity after the controversy surrounding the engine’s monetization shift. We have since learned that the game will be developed and released on the open-source engine
1 week ago
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Review: Children of the Sun

Every once in a blue moon, an upcoming game release will immediately grab my attention. Be it a snappy title, a striking visual style, or an intriguing gameplay mechanic, any combination of them are more than enough to drive me to take a closer look at a game. On even rarer occasions, a new release
2 weeks ago
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Quick Look: MechWarrior 5: Clans

Last week we had the opportunity to sit down with Piranha Games, the developers behind the recent MechWarrior titles and talk with them about their upcoming game MechWarrior 5: Clans for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. At once something both new and familiar, MechWarrior 5: Clans builds on a lot of systems from the
2 weeks ago
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Aetheryte Radio 279: PAX 2024 Dawntrail Recap

Last weekend at PAX East, Yoshi-P gave a quick summary of the dev team's impression of how FFXIV's been doing over the past 10 years, then got down into the nitty-gritty with some new info from Dawntrail. And now... it's our turn! Join us as we recap!
3 weeks ago
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PAX East Hands-on: Visions of Mana

It’s been more than 30 years since the Mana series debuted with Final Fantasy Adventure, and in that time more than a dozen entries in the series have been released on a variety of platforms, but Visions of Mana – the new offering from Square Enix scheduled to be released later this year – is
3 weeks ago
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Review: Pepper Grinder

When we first saw Pepper Grinder trailers in our work chat, I immediately responded with a tongue-in-cheek nod to a classic movie joke: “This summer, Dig Dug is back, and this time it’s personal!” Which is easily the first mood you can get out of the promotional trailers. This is a game in which you
3 weeks ago
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Review: Bulwark: Falconeer Chronicles

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: There’s a card name by the name of Mao. Traditionally, you are introduced to the game with a table of people who already know the rules, or at least most of them, and the game starts with one person stating, “The only rule of Mao I can tell
3 weeks ago
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Review: South Park: Snow Day!

Ah, South Park. Throughout the span of the late nineties and early aughts, it was a show that was hard to avoid, what with quotes and catchphrases from the show abounding on the campuses of middle- and high-schools. It was a series that was never very far from sight in its heyday, and this is
4 weeks ago
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Azur Lane Developers Announce New Title “Azur Promilia”

Manjuu, the developers behind Azur Lane, have released promotional materials for their new open world RPG title, Azur Promilia. From just from a quick glance at the promotional materials, the art direction is very heavily inspired by Genshin Impact’s artistic styling, not only in the character and mob designs, but also in the overworld design,
4 weeks ago
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Final Fantasy XVI DLC “The Rising Tide” Previewed at PAX East

During a stage panel at this year’s PAX East show, Final Fantasy XVI producer Naoki Yoshida joined Takeo Kujiraoka, the director for the upcoming DLC The Rising Tide, in showing off the coming content and update to the game overall. During the hour-long panel, Kujiraoka and Yoshida showed off the different elements of the new
4 weeks ago
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Review: Alone in the Dark [2024]

Alone in the Dark is a series that needs no introduction to fans of horror games. Debuting in 1992 it began many of the survival horror tropes still in use today, a true pioneer of its time. Sadly the series has fallen a bit into obscurity since then as subsequent sequels and reboots have failed
4 weeks ago
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Honkai Star Rail 2.1 Special Program Guide

Hoyoverse just dropped a special program with a lot of information for Honkai Star Rail’s Patch 2.1. Since there’s so much new information, we at Gamer Escape are here to help you consolidate the news and figure out what to look out for! The Version 2.1 update will be titled “Into the Yawning Chasm.” The
1 month ago
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Aetheryte Radio 278: A Classic Aetheryte Radio News Show!

The internet has been absolutely abuzz with FFXIV related news this past week! So we are looking beyond the lodestone and getting back to our roots with a Classic Aetheryte Radio News Show!
1 month ago
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Review: Goblin Stone

Every so often, we get a new crop of stories going with the basic conceit of taking familiar fantasy tropes and flipping the context on them. You know exactly the sort, the ones that clearly were paying attention and noted that if you read it in the abstract, stories about killing mass number of orcs
1 month ago
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Aetheryte Radio 277: Role Roadmap – Healers

Pure healing to shield healing and everything in-between healing! Today we discuss the current state of healing Jobs in Endwalker and what we hope to see in Dawntrail.
1 month ago
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Review: Bore Blasters

These days, there’s no shortage of roguelikes and roguelites to sink your teeth into. Because of that, it’s not much of an ask to find a game in this genre you’ll find that you vibe with the most. Some people prefer long runs in the vein of Rogue Legacy and its ilk. Others might find