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...

Highway to the Dange...

Previously, I did a whole lot of drunken running around the Ukraine on a quest to kill some guy named Strelok. Why? Eh, he was probably an asshole or something. I fought bandits, fought monsters, fought bandits, fought bandits again, fought a whole lot of soldiers, and ultimately ended up...

Joker Game and Whitewashing Imperial Japan Sep24

Joker Game and White...

Joker Game and Whitewashing Imperial Japan by Andrew Erickson On paper, Joker Game has a lot going for it: an espionage thriller set between the world wars, based on Koji Yanagi’s mystery novels and animated by Production I.G, it looked to be exactly the kind of series I’d write a...

Straight Outta Cordo...

Andrew in Steamland: Straight Outta Cordon (STALKER Part 1) STALKER is my favorite videogame series. Let me get that out of the way now, because this isn’t going to be anything approaching an objective review. My real intention is to play something good and forget about the growing...