Opinion: What is the best year in gaming, according to me?

So a question came up on the forum I frequent while I was taking a break: what was the best year for gaming this millennium thus far? I was curious, but decided to take it a bit further and ask “what has been the best year in gaming based on my own Top 111?” So,…

Opinions: A Dual Life Perspective – 1st Half 2019

This has been extremely delayed, haha. For the first time in the history of this feature, I’ve played through over 20 games in six months. I’m flabbergasted. It’s also made posting this article far more time consuming than ever before, haha. So before diving into all of those games, let’s get into the real. 2019…

Opinions – A Dual Life Perspective, 2018 (Pt. 2)

The second half of 2018 was more stable in contrast to the first, although that is not to say it was all smooth sailing. Two horrific fires tore through northern California where I live — one coming dangerously close to my city — giving multiple weeks of bad air, upending the lives of thousands of…

Art: Fan Art done for me in 2018

My forum bud Ixo drew both of these for me in 2018! The first is Jade from Beyond Good & Evil, and the second is Shi Kurai from my Isolate graphic novel (which can be found at Visuals!) I love both of these and really appreciate you making them for me, my friend! 😀

Opinions: 2019 Resolutions

So it’s 2019 now! Let’s revisit what I wrote the last two years and see how I’ve come along. Draw. I haven’t drawn much since I moved, and it’s time to change that. I worked very hard on that front last year, but there’s room for further improvement! At the very least I can say…

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Diversity: A Quick Examination

Updated 2/2/2019 I wanted to look at the now finalized roster fo Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and see how well ethnicity and gender are represented in the game. I’ve touched on this before with Wii U/3DS, but with a new game I want to actually break it down this go-around. This has been revised following…

Gender Gazette: SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Pt. 2

Didn’t expect to immediately be writing about this game again…but the week after I wrote that article decrying its horrid narrative arc and recruiting the player to help play along in its voyeurism brought along this revelation: So…there’s a fair amount to unpack here. Gender swapping protagonists or other major characters is a fairly common…

Gender Gazette: SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy

While I have been praising SNK a fair amount over on LVLS lately, their Switch fighter SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is setting off a gazillion alarm bells. As reported by Nintendo Life, the storyline for SNK’s spiritual successor to their Neo Geo Pocket title SNK Gals Fighters has several of the company’s prominent women…

Opinions – A Dual Life Perspective, 2018 (Pt. 1)

2018 thus far has been an improvement over last year. I feel like I’m finally getting my feet under me after what felt like a colossal upheaval of everything I thought I knew. That’s not to say I haven’t had setbacks or rough patches; those have certainly existed. And I’m still healing from the biggest…