Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigame’s Longest Day (PS3 review): Even the title is an oxymoron


Combining four short films and one video game, Short Peace takes some of Japanese animation’s biggest names and allows them to run free without boundaries. When you have names like Katsuhiro Otomo, a man who we’ve not seen in ten years since Steamboy, there’s certainly expectations to uphold. Centering around … Continue reading

Mudbloods: A Film About Quidditch (review)


While viewers across the United States are transfixed on their TVs to catch the latest college football games, another group of students can solemnly swear that they are up to no good. Terrible Harry Potter joke aside, Mudbloods, A Film About Quidditch chronicles the journey of the UCLA Bruins inter-collegiate Quidditch … Continue reading

Alien: Isolation review – Hold your breath


The first time I watched Alien was when I was 13. I wanted to engross myself into Ridley Scott’s space horror masterpiece after experiencing the more action-oriented Aliens from James Cameron. There was a sense of tranquil beauty that Scott’s Alien had that really can’t be explained in words. Certainly it’s not one in the trilogy that easily … Continue reading

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus (PS Vita review)

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The girls from Hanzo Academy are now on the PlayStation Vita in Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus. I thought the game couldn’t get any more perverted after playing Senran Kagura: Burst last year, but I was completely wrong. If you are uncomfortable with busty young girls in provocative outfits and situations, this isn’t the … Continue reading

The Book of Life movie review: Celebrating death without the gloom


To assist me with the various details, backstory, and commentary, our very own Genevieve LeBlanc contributed much to this review. Some of the basic requirements in storytelling is being able to have your material connect with the audience. A handful of young children are taken by their guide to a … Continue reading

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition review

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Close your eyes if you will and lets take a journey all the way back to 2012.. #Linsanity was dominating the NBA and social media, ‘Occupy’ protester students were getting pepper sprayed in the face.. and Square Enix released Sleeping Dogs. Fast forward two whole years and although Jeremy Lin … Continue reading

The Evil Within review: Frustration takes hold


There is no other name that is synonymous with Survival Horror like Shinji Mikami, the creator of the Resident Evil series. Arguably the godfather of the video game genre, Shinji is truly an icon in the industry. With new horror sensations like Five Nights At Freddy’s, Amnesia, Outlast and The Last … Continue reading

Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Akagi (figure review)


If there’s something Japan’s been obsessed with lately, it’s personified battleships. Since last year, Kantai Collection (or “Kancolle” for short) has become one of Japan’s most popular online games. Available only in Japan, the game has amassed over 2.2 million users which is impressive when you consider not everyone can register to … Continue reading

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL World Duel Carnival Review


It’s been a while since we’ve seen any handheld Yu-Gi-Oh! games, and Konami changes that with Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL World Duel Carnival, a new installment in the trading card franchise and the first and only game to focus on the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL animated series. Just like the official trading card game, you use your … Continue reading

The Asus Transformer Pad TF103C, an Android that more than meets expectations

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I need a tablet. That’s a thought which has been on many of our heads for the past few years. As new, thinner, and significantly more powerful models roll by with every quarter, we watch and wait for that perfect one. From notepads to iPads, it has been the seemingly evolutionary direction … Continue reading

Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star review


Romance, fan service and a giant robot, what else could you ask for in a JRPG title? Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star is the latest release from Japanese developer Gust and is a prequel to the AR Tonelico series previously released for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3. It has … Continue reading

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor review – The rivers flow with the blood of the Uruk-hai

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With an open-world Middle-earth setting and Assassin’s Creed-like combat, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has all the necessary ingredients needed to be a big AAA new-gen title. You play as Talion, a ranger captain bound with the wraith of the fallen Elf Lord Celebrimbor. Following the murder of his wife and son at the hand of Sauron’s … Continue reading

Review: The Simpsons Family History book


It’s been twenty-five years since everyone’s favorite cartoon family, The Simpsons, premiered. A glut of events happened this year to celebrate, including the much-publicized Simpsons marathon on FXX. To also celebrate this milestone, Abrams books released The Simpsons Family History that chronologically reveals how the Simpsons family came together. First … Continue reading