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How the Director of Your Name Invented a New Medium of Anime

Makoto Shinkai never set out to become a mainstream director. Preceding Your Name’s awe-inspiring success with the highest worldwide box office earnings of any Japanese film ever, his movie Garden of...
It Doesn’t Matter if Ghost in the Shell Lives Up to the Original 4

It Doesn’t Matter if Ghost in the Shell Lives Up to the Original

The 2017 moviegoing audience is a world removed from the 1995 Internet-boom generation that Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell animated classic first released to, and it’s two worlds removed from...
Why Death Stranding is Therapy for Kojima 3

Why Death Stranding is Therapy for Kojima

Kojima’s departure from Konami came about like a sudden illness. It began with the notorious case of P.T., when a small cough—rumours that the game was going to be cancelled—turned into...
Picking Apart the World of Horizon Zero Dawn 5

Picking Apart the World of Horizon Zero Dawn

Understanding the world and backstory of Guerilla’s AAA beast Horizon Zero Dawn begins with a look at Aloy, PlayStation’s newest heroine portrayed by Ashly Burch. A glance at her hazel eyes...
Hook A Vulcan Up in Star Trek Timelines Valentine's Event 1

Hook A Vulcan Up in Star Trek Timelines Valentine’s Event

After Star Trek Timelines new in-game Valentine’s Day event, “Season of Love,” kicks off this Thursday, player captains will have until February 20 to hook a Vulcan up.A merging of time...
D.Va Explained: From K-Pop Star to Mech Warrior 3

D.Va Explained: From K-Pop Star to Mech Warrior

Hana Song, the 19-year old ex-StarCraft pro from South Korea, is a celebrity. A poster of Song’s starring role in the movie Hero of My Storm gleams of her star personality in...
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5 Reasons Why Gravity Rush 2 Is Unpopular in the West

Perhaps the most telling difference between the reception of Gravity Rush 2 in its Eastern and Western release is its title. For the game’s release in the West, its original Japanese...
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Do Video Games Have a Place in Fashion?

It’s rare for a player to stop and wonder about the rainbow motley that is video game fashion. Though when a fan asked “‘What’s going on with Kat’s clothes?’”, seen in a...
"Star Trek: Discovery" Production Began in Toronto Last Week

Production for Star Trek: Discovery Begins

CBS issued an announcement earlier today that their production for the TV show Star Trek: Discovery has begun. The production started in Toronto, and as previously announced, the first episode of...
Team17 Announces Its Partnership with Mothership Entertainment for Aven Colony

Team17 Announces Its Partnership with Mothership Entertainment for Aven Colony

Team17 has announced that it will be partnering with Texas-based independent developer Mothership Entertainment to publish the sci-fi city-building and management sim, Aven Colony. The title will be available on Xbox...
Super Mario Run Will Legitimize Mobile Gaming

Super Mario Run Will Legitimize Mobile Gaming

The incredible story of Xbox 360’s XBLA network can be seen as an allegory for what might happen to mobile gaming with the launch of Super Mario Run—it’s November 22, 2005,...
Battlefield 1's Upcoming Expansion Introduces French Tank Warfare 1

Battlefield 1’s Upcoming Expansion Introduces French Tank Warfare

In Battlefield 1’s first expansion pack, titled “They Shall Not Pass,” Electronic Arts brings the French Army into their game that recreates the brutality of The First World War. The expansion...

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Shenmue III Will Not be at E3 2017

Shenmue III Will Not be at E3 2017

Those waiting for one of the most anticipated sequels of all time won’t be seeing it at E3 2017.In the form of an email...