Hamming it Up

Andrew in Steamland: Hamming it Up     Years ago, Max recommended a certain game to me, which I slotted into the “sometime this century” section of my backlog. It’s a horror-themed RPG Maker game that leads with a warning about the “scenes of violence and grotesque imagery” it...

You Like Castlevania...

Andrew in Steamland: You Like Castlevania, Don’t You?     Recently, I had the uncomfortable realization that all the games to catch my attention this year are, in some way, remakes, re-releases, or reimaginings of games I’ve already played: Sonic Mania Plus, Genso...

The Flying Colors Foundation Oct08

The Flying Colors Fo...

The Flying Colors Foundation by M.A. Ngyuen Of all the controversies that have occurred in the anime community this year, none have been so forgotten as the Flying Colors Foundation. Appearing in March 2018, it quickly vanished leaving little to no trace of its existence outside of the fact...

A Frustration In Eth...

Dean Talks Anime: A Frustration In Ethical Consuming An Opinion by Christopher Kinsey It has come to my attention that Trigger Inc., also known as Studio Trigger, has opened up a Patreon.  One would think “That’s funny, Trigger is one of the hottest animation studios in Japan...

King of the Shill: Right Stuf Catalogue Jun23

King of the Shill: R...

King of the Shill: Right Stuf Catalogue By Andrew Erickson   Last week, I opened my mailbox to find a gaggle of anime girls staring back at me. Through some act of trickery, I had become the unwitting recipient of the first 2018 issue of Right Stuf [sic], which is the Sears catalog of...

Momodora the Explore...

Andrew in Steamland: Momodora the Explorer By Andrew Erickson   Indie metroidvanias are about as plentiful as stench at a Smash Bros tournament, so what exactly is so special about Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight that I had to write an article about it? It isn’t like...

End of Rebuild of Evangelion: Redeath of Evangelion Mar17

End of Rebuild of Ev...

End of Rebuild of Evangelion: Redeath of Evangelion. By Bonglorio and Andrew     ANDREW: Evangelion is one of those series so influential that any messing around with the story was bound to be contentious, let alone a full remake that adds new characters, has a 14-year timeskip, and...

Gaming in the Trump ...

Andrew in Steamland: Gaming in the Trump Years   Honorable Mentions     A lot of games and one new console were released in 2017, so let me get this out of the way right now: if your favorite game isn’t on this list, it isn’t necessarily because I hated it. I might...

Hiveswap

Hiveswap By Max-Vader and Andrew Erickson     Let me tell you about Homestuck. Actually no, let’s not do that. For better or for worse, Homestuck is something you don’t so much get explained to you as it is something you just experience. I mean, how would you even begin to unravel a...

Indie Game Roundup #2 Dec08

Indie Game Roundup #...

It’s time.   Game #1: Caster Most people associate the deluge of bad indie games on Steam with the introduction of Greenlight in 2012, but truth be told, indie games have been on Steam since 2005, a year after Half-Life 2! One of these very early indie titles is Caster, released in...