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Starlight Inception is a game that was conceived in hope and born to controversy. Its Kickstarter campaign pitched it as “the rebellious stepchild of Wing Commander, X-Wing, and Freespace 2.” But when Escape Hatch Entertainment released the game, it was a buggy, glitched, and technical mess. The laundry list of problems I ran into while playing it was extensive, and I soon learned that the team at Escape Hatch were well aware of the problems and a had a fix in the works. After reviewing their list of problems they were correcting, I noticed that they were almost identical to the list of problems I was suffering.

Now after having installed the enormous 2.28 gb patch, which brings the game to version 1.01, I returned to Starlight Inception to give it another chance.

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With the PS2 being home to many great games, it is no surprise that a lot of remakes and remasters are getting released on newer PlayStation consoles with the PlayStation Vita getting its fair share of them. Back in this golden age of gaming, Sony’s first party studios were busy making a trio of outstanding trilogies that all fell into the platform genre. Naughty Dog had replaced Crash Bandicoot with the Jak & Daxter games, Sucker Punch created a stealthy Racoon named Sly Cooper and Insomniac were getting creative with the Ratchet & Clank series.

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Jazz: Trump's Story

Jazz: Trump’s Journey seemed to appear in this past weeks’ PlayStation Network without any warning. The game is a largely a routine platformer with the addition of some music based time control mechanics thrown in to vary the mix up. Trump’s Journey is, unsurprisingly, the story of lead character Trump as he overcomes a series of challenges in order to form a band and win a musical competition.

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In a lab on Planet Cohesia, the crazy cat scientist Schrödinger is hard at work on his latest experiment. This famous cat in on the verge of a breakthrough, but he’s quickly running out of the one resource needed to make everything work: cheese. Fortunately, a generous and mysterious benefactor shows up to fund the continuation of the project, and therefore Schrödinger’s experiment involving mice, cheese, and a steady flow of tetrominoes can proceed.

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is an action fighting game based on the highly popular manga/anime series Dragon Ball. Developed by Artdink and published by Bandai Namco Games, Battle of Z puts you in the shoes of Goku, his friends and even his enemies to fight it out – Saiyan style.

With the look and feel of a children’s fairytale, Child of Light is a fantastical game that is beautiful, charming and at times funny whilst also being great fun to play.

I think I'm losing my MIND.

Mind Zero Title Screen

Mind Zero is all about battling between an alternate world and the ‘regular’ world and humans having MINDs; summonable creatures-come-guardians who can be called into aid you during battle or against whom you will be battling. You play as Kei Takanashi, a laid back high school student, drawn into the investigation of MINDS, the alternate world and the surrounding mysteries by his friends, and party members, and a mysterious detective.

When I was a kid, I used to spend my summers at my grandparents’ farm. They had a decent sized dairy farm that had been in our family for generations. My brother and I, both being kids from the suburbs, were always enamored with the big tractors, the piles of hay bails, and the God-awful stench that can only accumulate when 200 cows get together under one roof. When we’d get home, we would take out every farm toy we had and convert every inch of our basement into a make-shift farm. Fields were laid out for corn, for hay, and for grazing the cows.

I’m going to preface this the fact that I’ve never played a BlazBlue game before, and simply played this one for my love of visual novels and a good story. I went in with no prior knowledge and didn’t have any issues with understanding.