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It's not often that you have to wait eleven years to play a video game, and before you get ahead of yourself, no, this isn't a review of Duke Nukem Forever. Developed by Treasure, masters of the shooter and sidescroller genres: Radiant Silvergun was first released in Japanese arcades all the way back in 1998, with a Saturn release following not too long after. The game quickly gained a... Read Review

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