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It’s still as easy as ever to be snared …

It’s still as easy as ever to be snared by the ageless visuals, riddled with Euclidian trees and vector ravines (all brought to life by a colour scheme that has a hint of evangelical mania in its blooms and bruises), but beneath all that is a confident port. Despite the vestigial mouse pointer that perpetually hovers over the polygonal battlefield, this is a PC game that feels entirely at home on a console.

Edge’s Review of Darwinia+

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N’Gai Croal: Memory Lane

(Edge Online)

[…] I’m at the end of my first full decade of gaming seriously. And, as such, it’s worth a nostalgic look back at my favourite videogame-related moments the last ten years.

A handful of these are definitely in my shared experience pool. Croal has more than his share of Q Entertainment memories in this list, which I think only goes to show how well-crafted their experiences tend to be.

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Dragon Quest VI Storms Japanese Software Chart

(via Edge Online.)

Square Enix’s Nintendo DS remake of Dragon Quest VI: Realms Of Reverie sold over 900,000 units during the week ended January 31 to debut atop the Japanese software chart.

Awesome.

I hope this means it’s on its way here; I was able to track down a copy of DQV (which has been out of print for a while) over the last week and I’m really looking forward to it.

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What I’m Playing: Mass Effect

Mass Effect is a game that’s been on my “want to play” list for some time now, and I was able to snag it on the cheap now that it’s older. The teaser for its sequel has been released, and I’d heard a lot of good things about it, so I’m excited to be getting around to it.

(Trailer for the game is placed behind the cut, as it’s M-rated. There’s nothing objectionable in the trailer other than a little bit of sci-fi violence.)

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I’m Not Sure, But I Think This Is Mildly Accurate

This is how you do Web marketing to your audience. Someone at EA has been paying attention, and the fact that they got Tiger (apparently) to play along just makes it all the more amazing.

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The Questions Everyone Thinks, But Never Asks, Part One