All posts by Zach B.

In The Game

One the things you’ll hear from gamers on the Internet is that certain things “pull them out of the game.”. Weather it has to do about cut scenes, graphics, QTEs, and so on, some things just break immersion for some gamers, I understand this completely, I appreciate escapism and immersion, but to me, immersion isn’t about makign the game feel or look realistic.

Things I Learned Making And Watching Let’s Plays

As I’ve mentioned more then once, I do Let’s Plays on my YouTube channel of games via emulators, downloadable games, and RPG maker games like The Witch’s House. There are some things about Let’s Plays that you should know if you ever consider doing them yourself.

An Early New Year’s Wish List

December is here and I already can’t wait for Christmas, I’m getting a WiiU and a PS2 because my model of PS3 doesn’t play my PS2 games (but still plays my PS1 games, someone needs to explain the logic of that to me.). I know it’s a little bit early but I figured I’d make a new years wish list, cause that’s what you do at the end of the year when you write about video games and anime, but instead of just stuff I wanna see next year, it’s going to be stuff I wanna see period because that’s what I do at the of the end of the year when I write about video games and anime.

What Mario Kaizo Has Taught Me.

Recently on my YouTube channel I started a Let’s Play of the Super Mario Kaizo Hack, I actually feel as though playing it has taught me something about controls in games.

Gaming pastas

Now, if you watched my Youtube videos you’d know im a big fan of creepypasta, the inernet equivilent of campfire stories. There are creepypastas about monsters, slenderman, mental illness, TV shows, and yes, even video games.
Unfortunatly, a lot of gaming pastas are incredibly dissapointing.

Sex Cel-Shaded

Dan Houser, co-founder of Rockstar games, said in an interview with the Guardian that during the “Hot Coffee” scandal of 2005 “We never felt that we were being attacked for the content, we were being attacked for the medium, which felt a little unfair. If all of this stuff had been put into a book or a movie, people wouldn’t have blinked an eye.” The whole thing about sex and sexuality in video games has always been issue, and while the intensity of just how much of an issue it is has changed for better or worse, it has always been there. I’ve pondered this again and again but never really found the right words for it, but Dan Houser saying that they were being attacked for being in a video game was just what I was looking for.

A Look Back on Gex the Gecko

Nowadays the Gex series seems overrated, and the constant repititions of cathphrases and references of 1980s and 90s TV culture seems annoying, but I really feel like the Gex series had something going for it.

Avatar: Cartoon or Anime? How About Both?

A subjuct a of speculation amoung anime fans and Avatar fans is wether it should be considered an anime or not. There are opinions on both sides, but the main arguement for the no side is that because Avatar is made in America, not Japan, it’s a cartoon not an anime. but here’s the thing: Cartoons and anime are the same.