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Eric Patterson

Eric L. Patterson got started via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as can realistically be crammed in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk Eric on Twitter: @Eric_EGM. Meet the rest of the crew.

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EGM Preview:
The Changing World of Dark Souls II

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Posted on September 18, 2013 AT 06:00pm
Given that Dark Souls II is one of my most anticipated upcoming titles, I've almost wanted to avoid finding out any new details about the game so that my experience with its finished form wouldn't be spoiled. As part of Namco Bandai's pre-TGS events, however, I got a taste of some major new changes coming to the project—and they've left me even more intrigued by what's being done in this sequel. READ MORE



Review

EGM Review:
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

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Posted on September 11, 2013 AT 03:09pm
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is a more robust, refined version of Team Ninja’s work on Dead or Alive 5, providing a fighting-game package that’s a better starting point for players new to this iteration of the series. READ MORE



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EGM Review:
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F

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Posted on August 27, 2013 AT 11:35am
If I could have waved a magic wand and brought any of the Project Diva games to the West, Project Diva F wouldn't have been my choice. (That would have been Project Diva Extend.) READ MORE



Review

EGM Review:
Lost Planet 3

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Posted on August 27, 2013 AT 09:00am
Spark Unlimited’s attempt to revitalize Capcom’s Lost Planet franchise holds some legitimate moments of brilliance, and shines when it comes to character development and storytelling. Unfortunately, Lost Planet 3 then ends up sabotaging itself with gameplay so dull or tedious at times that it can’t begin to support the weight of its ambitions. READ MORE



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EGM Review:
Saints Row IV

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Posted on August 14, 2013 AT 06:00am
Saints Row IV is a videogame. A videogame that wants you to have fun. That might seem like the simplest of explainations, but a lot of games these days can forget those basics, or how to really bring them to players. Saints Row IV never forgets. READ MORE



News

Relive the History of WrestleMania in WWE 2K14

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Posted on August 12, 2013 AT 05:00am
With the popularity of the Attitude Era Mode in WWE '13, it's no surprise that developer Yukes wanted to up the ante for their next game—and new publisher 2K has announced that they'll be doing just that in WWE 2K14. READ MORE



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John Carmack Sees the Future of Videogames, Joins Oculus VR

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Posted on August 7, 2013 AT 04:25pm
John Carmack—legendary programmer, id Software co-founder, and believer in virtual worlds—has joined up with Oculus VR, the company crafting the much-anticipated Oculus Rift VR headset. READ MORE



Review

EGM Review:
Time and Eternity

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Posted on July 16, 2013 AT 08:00am
ImageEpoch attempts to try something quite different with the Japanese RPG genre, and while a lot of the game suffers from missteps, poor gameplay decisions, and terrible writing, Time and Eternity’s anime-come-to-life visual style makes it an experience that feels unlike anything that’s been released in recent memory. READ MORE



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Fandom Fun: Enter the World of Fallout in Fan Film ‘Red Star’

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Posted on July 12, 2013 AT 12:29pm
The folks at Wayside Creations have released Red Star, a new 25-minute fan film that connects to their serialized Fallout: Nuka Break series. READ MORE



Review

EGM Review:
Shin Megami Tensei IV

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Posted on July 11, 2013 AT 12:12pm
While it falls a little short of what I wanting for a long-anticipated new major chapter in the Shin Megami Tensei series, Shin Megami Tensei IV is still a highly enjoyable RPG that mixes Altus' trademark flair for style with some new ideas and engrossing narrative twists. READ MORE



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Microsoft To Begin Rolling Out New Xbox 360 Dashboard Today

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Posted on July 9, 2013 AT 11:39am
If you signed up last week for the beta test of the new Xbox 360 dashboard, then good news: you don't have long to wait to check out the changes. READ MORE



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Ryan Davis of Giant Bomb Passes Away

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Posted on July 8, 2013 AT 01:45pm
In what can only be described as shocking and saddening news, Giant Bomb announced that co-founder Ryan Davis has passed away at age 34. READ MORE



Feature

Commentary: Next-Gen Is (Not) Doomed

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Posted on July 2, 2013 AT 05:08pm
While it’s important to rally behind those features and options that will expand and enrich gaming in other ways, let’s also remember that graphics are important—it’s just all in how we use them. READ MORE



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Conan Visits E3, Decides Between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4

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Posted on June 26, 2013 AT 11:01am
While he's still a Clueless Gamer when it comes to reviewing the latest titles, late night host Conan O'Brien decided to pay a visit to E3 2013 to look into the hubbub surrounding the upcoming next-gen consoles. READ MORE



Review

EGM Review:
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara

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Posted on June 18, 2013 AT 12:01am
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara brings back two of Capcom's classic arcade side-scrolling beat 'em ups—and while both indeed show their age, they still have an immense amount of fun and adventure to offer those brave enough to stand up to their challenges. READ MORE



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E3 2013: Dying Light

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Posted on June 14, 2013 AT 02:45pm
The undead-loving men and women at Techland return to first-person zombie survival in Dying Light, a new title aiming to give current- and next-gen systems a true taste of survival horror. READ MORE



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E3 2013: DuckTales: Remastered

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Posted on June 14, 2013 AT 11:45am
Back in 1989, Disney’s favorite eccentric millionaire—well, besides Walt himself—was not only the star of a hit after-school cartoon, but also a crazy fun 2D NES platformer from Capcom. Now, Scrooge McDuck and the rest of the DuckTales cast are getting resurrected for the current batch of HD gaming systems. READ MORE



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E3 2013: D4

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Posted on June 14, 2013 AT 08:30am
Given my love for creator Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro’s previous game, Deadly Premonition, I was looking forward to seeing what D4 might bring—and I wasn’t disappointed. READ MORE



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E3 2013: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies

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Posted on June 14, 2013 AT 07:30am
Capcom’s beloved Ace Attorney series is set to finally make its debut on the 3DS, bringing a familiar face with it: original protagonist Phoenix Wright. READ MORE



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E3 2013: HomeTown Story

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Posted on June 13, 2013 AT 09:30am
Harvest Moon creator Yashiro Wada returns to the world of slow-live simulations with HomeTown Story, a game where you attempt to revive your grandmother's shop while also making connections with the village's residents. READ MORE



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