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By Matt S - Editor-in-Chief • Issue #80 • View online
We just wrapped up our podcast recording for the month (it’ll be published from the 5th next month), and as always we did our summary of all the games being released in September.
It’s truly intimidating.
There are so many RPGs and JRPGs on the way. September won’t be a big month for big blockbuster western releases, but for the sheer time consuming mid-tier and Japanese stuff, we’re in for an exhausting month indeed.
But those are good problems to have, right? Across Steelrising, Pathfinder, The Legend of Heroes, DioField Chronicle and more… it’s not exactly like they’re bad games.
What a year.
Check out all our coverage of the week below! With Gamescom in full swing there were some great announcements made, and we got a look-in on some really interesting upcoming titles. We also got our first hands-on with one of the new wave of Windows handheld consoles - the Anbernic W600 - and came away very impressed indeed.
Have a great weekend of gaming, everyone!

Reviews Of The Week
Review: Lair Land Story (Nintendo Switch)
I love the Anbernic Win600
Review: Pac-Man World: Re-PAC (Sony PlayStation 5)
Review: Dusk Diver 2 (Sony PlayStation 5)
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The August Edition Of The Dee Dee Zine Is LIVE!
This month on the Dee Dee Zine we cover a truly eclectic range of topics, from transgression to motorbike anime, Australian games to classics from SEGA. Some of the things you’ll read in our pages this month include:
- Cinema of transgression in Japan, and what that tells us about culture.
- SEGA Ages, and how the house of Sonic is teaching us all how preservation should be done.
- 40 years of Australian game development - what should you be playing?
- A wonderful anime that will inspire you to take up motorbikes.
- The unique challenges of writing a visual novel.
And, that’s not all! Puzzles, comics, art and stories are all in there too. It’s a big 56 pages which anyone who enjoys their art, games and culture from Japan will love.
Click here to buy the magazine from our Payhip store. It comes in a lovely, high-definition and print-quality pdf so you can read it on your computer, your tablet of choice, or print it out for the full magazine experience.
You also get the magazine in return for backing us on Patreon. It’s the best magazine subscription going!
Our Favourite News This Week!
Become a mighty samurai mage in Mahokenshi
Dear game devs: if you make a casino management sim, you deserve a spanking
Guide a young resident through his first weeks at a hospital in Fall of Porcupine
Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom launches in November
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