Original Game, Do No...

Andrew in Steamland: Original Game, Do Not Steal   Mega Man is dead, doomed to exist only as a procession of half-hearted ports capitalizing on the segment of gamers who don’t know what emulators are. That doesn’t mean demand has gone away, though; there are plenty of people...

Izetta: The Last Witch Jun17

Izetta: The Last Wit...

Izetta: The Last Witch By Andrew Erickson     There’s a certain quiet desperation to being an anime viewer who’s able to tell the difference between good things and bad things. You watch the 12-24 episodes of good material that get produced every season and then wait six...

The Sinister Genius of xxxHOLiC Apr01

The Sinister Genius ...

The Sinister Genius of xxxHOLiC By Andrew Erickson     Recently, a friend and I discussed Lovecraftian horror, and particularly its latter-day torchbearers like Thomas Ligotti and Jeff VanderMeer. And while books like Authority might give readers a compelling look at the ways in...

Revolution Nein

Andrew in Steamland: Revolution Nein By Andrew Erickson As overused as the word “hipster” is, I have a hard time envisioning Revolution 60‘s target audience as anything but a coven of bald, bearded, Portland-dwelling journalist-activists. Our hypothetical player strokes his...

Dissecting Kill la Kill Part 2: Feminism Feb28

Dissecting Kill la K...

Dissecting Kill la Kill Part 2: Feminism by Andrew Erickson   Hey, kids, do you like fanservice? Statistically, some of you must or they wouldn’t keep making it. You don’t have to speak up; I already know and am silently judging you. Don’t worry, I’m not going to...