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:

Etrian Odyssey IV Fonts it Up

by 2 years ago

  Unbeknownst to me, but knownst to the localization team at Atlus, the 3DS is able to use just about any PC font available when porting a Japanese developed game …

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Preview: We Ride With Rohan’s Developers

by 2 years ago

Rohan, one of the kingdoms of man and a region that is extremely important in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Since Lord of the Rings Online was first launched …

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Etrian Odyssey IV Set for North America in Early 2013

by 2 years ago

My personal favorite Dungeon Crawling franchise is scheduled to make a return to North America sometime in early 2013 with the release of Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan. …

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Exclusive Riders of Rohan Screens

by 2 years ago

Yesterday I got to go an a developer guided tour of The Riders of Rohan, the soon to be released expansion for Lord of the Rings Online. Very soon I …

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Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection Review

by 2 years ago

Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection is a dream come true for rail-shooter fans, even more so if you are a Resident Evil junky. The HD Collection on the PS3 offers …

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Rohan Is Taking Shape

by 2 years ago

The launch of Riders of Rohan is now less than a month away. Anyone who has played Lord of the Rings Online knows that one of the strongest features of …

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War Steeds Are Riding in Lord of the Rings Online

by 2 years ago

The fourth full expansion for Lord of the Rings Online is only about a month away from being released. Currently the expansion is in full beta and the lucky testers …

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It’s Time to Review Gungnir

by 2 years ago

Gungnir represents one of the last quality gaming experiences that you will be able to buy for the PSP. Developed by Sting and distributed by Atlus, Gungnir is a Strategy …

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Friday the 15th: Spider-Man Takes Manhattan

by 2 years ago

At first I was skeptical when they announced a Spider-Man remake so close to the previous trilogy. But I have to admit, that trailer before the Avengers won me over …

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It’s Not Too Early to Talk About NHL 13

by 2 years ago

Sure the 2011-2012 NHL season just ended this week, and the LA Kings are your new Stanley Cup Champions. But that doesn't mean that it's too early to start talking …

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The 2012 Gaming Trend NCAA 13 Video Bowl

by 2 years ago

Excited about the upcoming football season? Can't wait to see what changes EA has in store for NCAA Football 13. Well you are in luck because we have 5 new …

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Get Close With Battlefield 3 DLC

by 2 years ago

Battlefield 3 players were recently given the "option" to purchase Battlefield Premium for $49. This is a good deal if you plan on buying all of the DLC for the …

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