So anime usually gets a bad rap from people that aren’t fans of the genre. We’re not talking about the people that have only seen Akira and Ninja Scroll (one day I’m going to rip into Ninja Scroll and why it’s utter trash) and think that those films were awesome, but never really found anything else that they like. No, the bad rap comes from the masses whose only incounters with the genre are either what their kids watch/play (Dragonball Z, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh) or most likely what they’ve seen on the internet. The children monster shows are mostly harmless and edited down to be even more so. The stigma that anime carries comes from the more perverted fetishes and tropes baked into the culture. You most likely know them if you’re reading this: lolicon, dissproportionate female anatomy, near embarrassing levels of sexual hormones pumping in teenage males, “sparkly eyes” (as my girlfriend calls them). You get the drift and that’s without actually talking about the adult stuff that is the easiest to recall because of extremeness.
For the record, High School DxD is not here to help lift the perverted stigma from anime.
Continue reading High School DxD Pre-Review
While wandering the hallowed halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, we happened to find a lot of junk. And not just worthless products that nobody needs, but also junk that makes one wonder what kind of business strategy can be behind selling a product that everyone else makes. There has to be a limit to how many different approaches one can take to heapdphones while keeping the cost down, but the answer to that riddle did not lie in the row after row of headphones in the North Hall.
The Central Hall was home to the super booths, like Samsung and LG, which each was easily half the size of a suburban Wal-Mart. Within all that, we found a bastion of light coming from a booth that had something we actually care about – gaming. The booth belonged to Nyko.
Continue reading CES 2012 Post Show Report – NYKO
Razer, one of the leading companies in computer gaming peripherals, landed at the 2012 CES with a little more up it’s sleeve than most expected. Not only did they have their usual fair of gaming mice, keyboards, and other accessories, but they brought the Blade. And even more important than the Blade, Razer brought Project Fiona to CES.
Continue reading CES 2012 Post Show Report – Razer
While that title might have stirred your hearts with dreams of all kinds of crazy electronics that are just on the horizon, CES hasn’t happened yet (as of writing). But with it so close, we thought it would be a good idea to tell you all that we’ll be heading out to the show of shows and posting all of the good stuff here. Check back starting next monday for up-to-the-minute slideshows and product previews. We’ll be posting everything that we see right here, so come back everyday for new toys!
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Oh the genre of Massively Multiplayer Online RPG, it’s one of the few video gaming categories that really begs the question: how does anyone make any money creating one of these games? Especially with behemoth games like World of Warcraft and Guild Wars that easily overshadow just about any other game, mmo or not. Add to that, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of free-to-play mmo’s that allow you to play without having to spend a dime on the actual game if you wanted.
So with all that competition, how can a game like Rusty Hearts make a name for itself and is it worth the time to download? Continue reading Rusty Hearts