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Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Announcement

Castle of Illusion is easily one of SEGA Genesis’ most iconic games. And now that remakes are all around, it’s Mickey’s turn to get a facelift. SEGA is handling the remake and it’s soon to be released on Playstation 3 on September 3th and on Xbox 360 and PC on September 4th, for $15 or its respective equivalents on all those platforms under the title Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. There’s also a pre-order promotion going on stating tomorrow and running until September 2nd on PSN: by pre-ordering the game, you’ll not only get access to the original version of the Genesis game, but also a dynamic dashboard theme and three avatars. For those not old enough to remember the original Castle of Illusion, and heck, this makes me feel old, here’s a quick starter – the evil witch Mizrabel kidnaps Minnie and it’s up...
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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Review

Growing up, I never got along with my brother. Even now, as adults, we hardly ever connect. In a way, our personalities are just not compatible. So every time I see any sort of sibling interaction in any medium or even in person, meeting someone, I always get a tinge of envy. Mostly because I’ve tried so hard to understand, appreciate and love my brother over the years, quirks and all – as bad as that can get, dealing with that part of my life. Then comes along Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, which deals expertly with this exact subject: brothers getting along and a life threatening goal they must reach. In Brother’s case, their ultimate goal is to heal their sick father somehow, on the heels of losing their mother after a tragic accident. Brothers puts you in control of both siblings on...
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Papers, Please Review

The term “Eastern Bloc” has picked up various connotations in the past century. It immediately conjures thoughts of various former Communist countries that were once under the sway of the Soviet Union. Countries that are cold and damp, with massive concrete apartment blocks and various statues of Lenin dotted about the place. Places where the Secret Police watch your every move and where, if you dare to speak out, you are spirited away to “re-education camps” or worse. Thankfully, since the collapse of the USSR in 1991 the Eastern Bloc has been liberated and these countries have mostly emerged from the shackles of their repressive regimes. The idea of the Eastern Bloc, however, lives on in the popular consciousness and it is an enigmatic idea of political intrigue, international border disputes and underhand espionage. Papers, Please aims to capture just a fraction of this atmosphere...
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