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AniMinneapolis 2015: Panels Need Puppies

The final day of an anime convention has a strange, desolate vibe. People are still in costume, sure, but they're tired, hungover, and ready to go home and make up for lost sleep. Everyone is checking out, packing up, and bidding their final goodbyes. All you can do is snap a few more photos, squeeze in a couple panels, and call it a day. As I … [Read More...]

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What’s Up with Stranded Deep’s Physics?

The physics in Stranded Deep are a disaster. I prefer game physics that are at least moderately realistic or manage to have some sort of internal consistency, and Stranded Deep does neither of these things. I mean, when you can grab a dead shark and fly away on it, something might be a bit off, right? … [Read More...]

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AniMinneapolis 2015: Magical Girls Are Better than Mudkip

Recently, our senior editor, Mandi, decided to make a big deal about my disdain for Mudkip. Apparently, she got up in arms because she thought I dismissed an innocent Mudkip cosplayer. That would be fine -- because I did totally dismiss an innocent Mudkip cosplayer -- but she had to take her accusations even further. She implied that I would be a … [Read More...]

Assassins Creed Syndicate

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Looks Like Grand Theft Arkham

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the brand-new Assassin's Creed Syndicate came a lengthy gameplay walk through video showcasing all the new title has to offer. Although I have a bit of a checkered past with the franchise -- and have yet to even play Unity -- I'm pretty excited by what it … [Read More...]

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AniMinneapolis 2015 Gave Me a Sense of Purpose

As I've said before, Alcoholic Luigi is a character. Occasionally, I break character in order to talk about something that's actually genuine and sincere. This is one of those times. … [Read More...]

Drunk Alcoholic Luigi

AniMinneapolis Karaoke Creates a Luigi-Themed Version of “Hallelujah”

I've known Alcoholic Luigi long enough to figure out that there are two things he loves to do at cons. The first is probably obvious: He likes to drink copious amounts of alcoholic beverages. The second, however, is performing karaoke. … [Read More...]

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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Re-Ignites My Love for the Franchise

Like every other person alive, I loved Resident Evil 4. But the 5th mainline installment had somehow managed to become a completely different game, and not for the better. Then it got even worse: I thought I would never play another Resident Evil game after Resident Evil 6. … [Read More...]