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On the July 28th, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex First Assault was  released to middling affair. The multiplayer only first person shooter took the depth and nuance of the GitS universe and boiled it down to a dirt simple, free to play Counter Strike clone that seemed to only use the source material […]

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The classic Death Race 2000 by acclaimed director Paul Bartel, though dated and about as subtle as brick to the head, paved the way for a new breed of dark comedy (and inadvertently causing the first wave of media ire over violence in media). The series was then rebooted, a stark thirty-three years later, in […]

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The poster child for character writing and world building in anime, both classic and modern, Evangelion reached out and touched a generation of viewers with its crucifix-laden hand. It drew us into a story and world that actively defied storytelling conventions and challenged our perceptions of what it means to be a human, an individual. […]

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I think it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that almost every one of our readers has had some experience with Deus Ex in the past.The premise alone launched many of us into a world of cybernetics, conspiracies, and weirdly delivered (Yet still endearing) dialogue. I’m happy to say that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided hits […]

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L1, L1, L1. Three consecutive dashes slam me around three different waves of projectiles. The knight clad in neon armor braces for another assault but fails to reach his mark by half a second. Four consecutive hits and a grapple knock him to his knees as he discards his shield and two hands his great […]

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It’s April 1st, 1983, a full year before the release of Neuromancer. Across Japan, TV sets are idly tuned into the premiere of Ryosuke Takahashi’s Armored Trooper Votoms, a dark, gritty military drama, unlike anything the anime industry had seen before. Unlike the mecha series that had come before it, Gundam included, Votoms had a […]

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