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Gieson Cacho
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'Tokyo Mirage Sessions' melds the demon-fighting Japanese role-play game 'Shin Megami Tensei' with the sword-and-sorcery 'Fire Emblem' into an addictive game that reflects life in present-day Tokyo while transporting players into a fantasy world.
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Here's my review of Mirror's Edge Catalyst. It's an improvement and fulfills some of the game's potential, but the title still has its flaws.
EA's DICE creative team deserves praise for creating a skilled female protagonist, Faith Connors, for 'Mirror's Edge Catalyst.' But it still needs to upgrade the game's clunky combat modes so they complement Connors' great parkour moves.
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With 'Quantam Break,' Remedy, known for its storytelling prowess, takes the serial idea and moves it forward even further, combining live-action TV elements and gameplay for an unusual narrative mix.
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Tom Clancy's The Division cribs some ideas from Destiny and it does it much better 
With “Tom Clancy’s The Division,” Ubisoft’s developers have improved upon Bungie’s genre-changing 2014 release, “Destiny,” by creating a more believable narrative and additional levels of exciting gameplay.
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My review on #FireEmblemFates: Refines Awakening formula but it does have awkward elements 
In each of three 'Fire Emblem Fates' chapters, a player commands an army that confronts a rival force controlled by the computer. Taking turns, opponents move their troops. The battle is akin to chess, in that each platoon member possesses skills, powers and movements of his own.
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The #Hitman beta is out. Here's my take on where the series and gaming could potentially go http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2016/02/12/hitmans-episodic-plan-may-signal-change-gaming/
WHEN THE LATEST HITMAN was announced, fans assumed it would be a stand-alone title. Players would pick it up at the store and marathonthe campaign and any online extras. But something funny happened on the way to its launch. Seeing… Continue Reading →
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I kickstarted Mighty No. 9 and now I reviewed. It's a decent facsimile of Mega Man
Forward-thinking improvements in 'Mighty No. 9' keep hope alive for the future of this young franchise.
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My review of #Uncharted4: Get it because of Nathan Drake, car chase, gianormous levels
In 'Unchartered 4: A Thief's End,' one of gaming's most iconic characters gets some cool new tools to accompany his brother, Sam, on a final treasure-hunting adventure.
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Reviewed the new #hitman  week. Barely enough content for $15 but it's still compelling http://www.mercurynews.com/gieson-cacho/ci_29675420/io-interactive-makes-blockbuster-hitman-franchise-episodic
'Hitman' Episode 1 begins with Agent 47's recruitment into a shadowy organization of assassins called the International Contract Agency. The objective for each of his missions is to assassinate a target, but Agent 47 can't simply rush in with gun in hand. Trying that would get him killed. As players discover, 'Hitman' is a stealth game in which the protagonist must infiltrate the target's environment.
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I've been streaming #FarCryPrimal  all week and now here's my review. It's a smart take on the series that somehow keeps it fresh while distilling the best parts of it.
One of the vidgame world's best attempts at simulating nature has been the 'Far Cry' series from Ubisoft Montreal. The latest entry, 'Far Cry Primal,' is set during before the Stone Age in the mountains of Central Europe, where a hunter from the Wenja tribe returns home to find his village in ruins and his people scattered. The hunter, Takkar, is a beast master who can use predators such as wolves, badgers, tigers and bears as allies in his brute...
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You can get #SFV now, but what you're getting is basic. It'll be better though My review  http://www.mercurynews.com/gieson-cacho/ci_29523416/bare-bones-street-fighter-v-offers-improved-visuals 
'Street Fighter' was an e-sports pioneer in the '90s. After a lull in popularity, fighting games are enjoying a renaissance, thanks to Capcom's 'Street Fighter IV.' With 'Street Fighter V,' producer Yoshinori Ono and his team have made the game more accessible, visually appealing and powerful, while positioning it for even greater success in the future.
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Every once in a while, EA publishes an indie-style title. This year, it's #Unravel, which is such a clever and heartfelt game. Check it out.
'Unravel' -- developed by Coldwood Interactive -- is the antithesis of Electronic Arts' flashy, noisy, mass-appeal titles like 'Madden NFL 16' and 'Need for Speed.' The new game's hero is Yarny -- a soft, toylike creature who wakes up in an unfamiliar house in Sweden. While exploring his surroundings, the diminutive protagonist finds photographs that serve as portals into the 12 levels of the game, as well as into the memories of the home's resid...
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    editor, 2005 - present
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Video game columnist, foodie, guy living in the Bay Area, wine drinker
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    1994 - 1998
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Journalism, 1998 - 2001
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Good clean hamburgers. The flavors of every ingredient come through crystal clear. Decent fries. It's an above-average burger joint.
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