Mike Repella

PROFILE:

Mike's first experience with a console was in the early 80’s when his dad brought home an Atari 400. It wasn’t the greatest gaming machine at the time but it did play a crude version of Pac-Man and it had a keyboard. But, Mike's love for videogames really got started when his friend invited him over to his house to show off his newly acquired NES with Super Mario Bros. Mike had never experienced a game like that before and his friend actually convinced him that jumping into one of the pits would give him a powerup. It was a cruel joke and Mario lept to his death. But from that moment on Mike was hooked. Mike was originally brought onto the Gaming Trend staff as a PSP editor starting with the god awful Major League Baseball 2K8. Thankfully, these days he reviews much better titles. He also spends an obscene amount of time playing The Lord of the Rings Online with his Dwarf Rune Keeper named McLush and his Warden named Hanton on the Elendilmir server.

Posts by Mike Repella:

Time and Eternity finally gets its time in North America

by 2 years ago

We all knew it would take a little bit of time, but the PS3 is finally entering its RPG golden era. Adding to the long list of PS3 exclusives this …

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Update 11 coming to Lord of the Rings Online

by 2 years ago

Fresh off their late winter dungeon update Turbine is hard at work on even more new content for Lord of the Rings Online with Update 11 . This one is …

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Black Rock Shooter: The Game, is this the PSP’s last great RPG?

by 2 years ago

Black Rock Shooter is a newer manga and anime franchise that hasn’t really seen a ton of exposure to the North American market. The series is unique in that each …

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Retreat to Helm’s Deep this Fall

by 2 years ago

We are heading even deeper into the realm of Rohan as Turbine has announced Lord of the Rings Online: Helm's Deep.The expansion will continue the Epic Story into the western …

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Black Rock Shooter The Game finally makes its way to North America

by 2 years ago

Black Rock Shooter is one of those Japanese Manga/Anime series that has never really received that much attention in North America. NIS hopes to change that with the release of …

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Lord of the Rings Online Update 10 Details

by 2 years ago

New details on the upcoming Update 10 for Lord of the Rings Online have just been released by developer Turbine. Update 10 is entitled Against the Shadow Part 2 and …

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Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is DOA

by 2 years ago

Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is marketed as a video game and it is being brought to the North American market as an adventure game. But this sequel to the …

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Okami HD Review

by 2 years ago

Editors Note: This is a review of Okami HD on the PS3, Gaming Trend originally reviewed Okami on the PS2 way back when it was first released. The game and …

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Crimson Shroud Review

by 2 years ago

Crimson Shroud represents a very promising sign for the future of the Nintedo eShop. Developed by Level-5 and acclaimed RPG director Yasumi Matsuno, Crimson Shroud is a very good digital …

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Riders of Rohan Review

by 2 years ago

With the launch of Riders of Rohan, Lord of the Rings Online has now seen four expansion packs. I have reviewed every single one of those expansions and I can’t …

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Will U Party With Wii U?

by 2 years ago

    The Wii U launch is less than 2 weeks away so you better have your launch lineup in order. If you are into party games then you may …

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Ragnarok Odyssey Melees Its Way To Stores

by 2 years ago

If you love RPGs and your Vita has been gathering dust lately then you are in luck. XSEED has released Ragnarok Odyssey on the PS Vita today. The game has …

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