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    Trust Sircle Podcast Ep. 25: Is PieDiePie a PewDieJerk?

    PewDiePie, the most popular YouTuber in the world with over 53 million subscribers, has faced more sanctions facing his recent slew of anti-Semitic videos than the Drumpf Administration can impose on law-abiding American Citizens. Disney officially severed ties with him and YouTube itself has limited the amount of money he can generate from ads and […] More

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    Launch titles over the generations

    Whenever a new console is on the horizon gamers like to talk about the launch lineup, the games that will be available to purchase along with their shiny new piece of hardware on day one. As it takes time for most developers to get a handle for the newly available technology, many of these games […] More

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    Resident Evil 7 – Game of the Month

    The Resident Evil franchise can be likened to an American kid going into middle school. It started 7th grade sure of itself as a survival horror game. He was the weird kid, but people seemed to accept him and actually even genuinely like him. Resident Evil 4 really hit its stride in high school, striking […] More

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    Pokemon Go is finally getting its next generation

    Last summer Pokemon Go became a mega hit on mobile devices. A frenzy that was almost unavoidable, seemingly everyone from kids to adults wandered the streets on the hunt for the original 150 classic creatures. It was a time of discovery and rose-tinted nostalgia that ultimately came to an end once the seemingly endless grind […] More

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    Give these FREE Overwatch Valentines from artist Valerie Valdivia to the heroes in your life!

    Top Shelf Gaming is all about using video games to make a positive impact. That’s why we’re bringing you these adorable Overwatch Valentines from artist Valerie Valdivia to show people the romantic side of gaming. This year we have three original Valentines to dole out. The first features a snuggly-looking Mei wearing an affectionate gaze […] More

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    Immersive sequences: A study in design

    What do you remember most about your favorite games? Sometimes they can be short, like the moment you learn a twist that changes the way you look at a game or the unexpectedness of a character’s death. Yet there are also games that take this a step further, crafting lengthy scenarios that either make you […] More

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    Trust Sircle Podcast Ep. 23: What does Fire Emblem mean for Nintendo’s Future?

    Marcus takes the reigns while Devin and Valerie are off playing Dungeons & Dragons. He is joined by Evan, Garry, and Edwin who talk about Fire Emblem’s debut on mobile devices as the gang becomes ever obsessed with Taco Bell’s Naked Chicken Chalupa. Supplemental Reading Fire Emblem Heroes Review: http://topshelfgaming.net/fire-emblem-heroes-review-battle/ How I celebrated Genesis 4 like […] More

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    Fire Emblem Heroes Review: A battle worth fighting

    I don’t play mobile or free to play games. As a general rule I find the presence of microtransactions and immersion hampering time restrictions to be nuisances I’d rather not deal with. It’s not that I have anything against the mobile games marketplace, there just hasn’t been a game in that scene that has spoken […] More

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