Grand Theft Abstinence

With the launch of, arguably, one of the year’s most anticipated titles mere hours away at the point of this article’s writing, I can’t help but ponder my own personal history with the Grand Theft Auto franchise. It has helped me form a viewpoint of the franchise few will likely take, and that’s just fine. I’ve been an avid gamer my entire life. When Rockstar‘s ...

Anime vs Visual Novels – Why We Need More Translators

Anime fans, we watch a metric ton of anime on a frequent basis, but some days you’ll find that anime just doesn’t cut it. Maybe nothing will leap out at you, maybe you’ve just watched a terrible show (School Days) and don’t want to watch anything else for a while. When this happens, where do you turn? Personally, I’m not a big fan of manga because I feel it ruins the ...

The Biggest Step Ever In Console History

Now with the date for Xbox One release announced, the world is on the edge of their seats waiting to see what the gaming industry has in store for us. Tens of thousands of us have already rushed out to pre-order Xbox One and PS4 consoles, and traditionally Sony and Microsoft are still pitched up against one another. Although, you would think that the two rival companies would have the odds against...

EarthBound – Time And Space Couldn’t Stop It!

EarthBound fever is here and it has been running red-hot! This cult-classic, JRPG from all the way back in 1994 has returned, big time, with it’s Virtual Console release on Nintendo’s newest money-maker, the Wii U. Any educated nerd knows what EarthBound, or Mother, is and if you didn’t know what it was before then I guarantee you know what it is now, especially with it’s r...

CC Comic Zone – Character Spotlight – Luther Strode

Here we are, back for another week with CC Comic Zone! Once again I am Frank Inlgese and this week I’m going to go for something a little different. The past two weeks I’ve spoken about Relatable Protagonists and Older Characters in Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels but this time around I’ve decided to try something new by doing something I’m going to call: CC Comic Zone ...

CC Comic Zone – Relatable Protagonists

Hey there, everybody! I’m Frank Inglese and welcome to the first CC Comic Zone! Obviously you have no idea what CC Comic Zone is yet so here we go: Basically each week I will be talking about different aspects of Comics, Mangas, Graphic Novels and pretty much everything that is drawn. I’ll go through what I feel works in a Comic and also what I feel does NOT work. This week I’ll ...

Five Reasons You Should Watch Pacific Rim

Kaiju. Since Godzilla first ran rampant, these terrors have destroyed countless onscreen cities. Humanity fights back with bullets, planes, tanks and anything else that goes boom. But what if we fought them on even ground…or ocean? What if Transformers decided to give Godzilla the ‘ol what for?Therein lies Pacific Rim. Just in case the action packed trailers haven’t quite piqued ...

Diablo III (Console): The Champions of Sanctuary

For those that are weak at hearing, Diablo III is making its way to PS3 and Xbox 360 September 2013. Coming with that notice, a lot of heated discussions have taken place concerning cross platform functionality and console-only perks. For those that have worked extremely hard in earning paragon levels, you may have right to be mad by not being included on the coming release. However, the console v...

Nintendo E3 2013 Direct Predictions

Day one of E3 2013 has been and gone. We have seen New IPs, beloved franchises, Master Chief wearing a cloak, Sora’s return, Snake riding on a horse, and Sony taking shots at Microsoft. It has been great, but now it is time to shift focus. Nintendo have always been out on their own, not following trends of the others and definitely carving their own path. This year’s E3 will be no exce...

One 4 U: A take on the new console market

Please note that the following article expresses the opinion of author. After the announcement of the Xbox One at Microsoft’s recent revelation event, gamers around the world now have a better insight into what the 8th generation gaming console market is shaping up to be. Many gamers and households want to pick which system is right for them and their friends and families, the sort of single conso...

Microsoft Console Announcement 2013 predictions

As many Microsoft fans and Xbox owners are no doubt aware of by now, Microsoft’s official console unveiling for their 3rd console is set to take place tonight! With Nintendo’s WiiU already out on the shelves and Sony still holding back a lot of details for the Playstation 4, one can only speculate what the new generation Xbox will have to offer in comparison to its competitors. In fact, that’s wha...

Retro to the Rescue

While the last wave of games to hit the market have produced some memorable experiences, from the perspective of an older gamer it is not hard to see why the retro market is growing exponentially in interest and pricing. I’ve often sat and pondered why people, myself included, are still willing to fork out huge sums of money to play the games from our youth that were traded in and thrown out...

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