This article discusses the history of cheating in video games, why cheat mechanics were first implemented and why developers stopped implementing cheats in video games, and how cheats have changed over the years.
In 2002 and 2003, the "Pokémon" series jumped to a new generation of handheld consoles. But the series had it's share of issues in previous generations and this new generation came with issues of its own. This article explores those issues from a fan viewpoint.
The Pokémon series is one of the best selling video game series of all time, not to mention the vast mixed media empire that makes up the franchise. But they aren't perfect! Here's some flaws in the second generation of games.
"The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" was a breakout hit anime series that helped bring the otaku lifestyle out of the underground and into the mainstream. Let's take a look back at the series that started its own religion.
Some Pokémon Happen to be cute. This list will count down the absolute cutest!
Japanese horror tends to follow a quite different formula than Western horror, and here, we discuss what makes horror anime unique, and recommend the best of the best.
The first generation of "Pokémon" games are still among the most popular and best-selling games in the series or even in all of gaming. But they're secretly awful, and here's why.
Samurai Pizza Cats was an anime series that aired in the early and mid-90s, licensed in North America by Saban. It's about time to reflect on the series and look at it critically.
This article will looks at five Battle Royale series that anime and manga fans should consider checking out.
We love to hate them, but heels are a necessity in professional wrestling. Storytelling requires a good villain, someone for the hero to eventually overcome. This list looks at five great wrestlers that audiences love to hate.
A lot of pundits seem to think that the rise of the new professional wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling will result in a better WWE product because of competition, but is that really true?
Recently Nintendo unveiled a "Pokemon Direct" where they announced (after much speculation) the next games in the franchise. Here are some thoughts about the series and hopes and expectations.
Usually death tends to have long lasting consequences, but not so for these characters in anime. These characters managed to die, and lived to tell the tale.
There are a lot of great shows in the Winter 2019 anime season. Here are some recommendations if you haven't decided what you want to watch.
Not long ago, the internet was abuzz with the idea that Nintendo should pull out of the console market and become a third-party developer and publisher. Now Nintendo has made a comeback. Here's why you should never underestimate Nintendo.
Echo Characters are a new concept in Smash, though have been informally part of the game since the very beginning. Let's take a look at what Echo fighters are and who could be Echoes in the future.
It's almost time for "Smash Brothers Ultimate" to be released on Nintendo Switch, so to celebrate the occasion, I'm listing off the characters I wish to see appear in Smash Brothers Ultimate.
Nintendo Switch Online has been around for quite a while now. for those not familiar with the service, it's time to take a look at what's not working and what is working for it.
Most critics seem to agree that "Smackdown" was the winner of the Superstar Shake-up back in April. Why hasn't it capitalized on it?
Fan Hype is great, but sometimes it gets out of hand. Let's take a look at rumors surrounding the new Pokémon game, and look at them rationally.
Last Week Nintendo announced a new game for the Nintendo Switch: A Super Smash Brothers game. These are the characters that have the likeliest high fan demand for new characters
The "Ace Attorney" series, sometimes known as the "Phoenix Wright" series, named after the title character in most games, is actually a great tool for teaching philosophy basics.
A top ten list of the greatest anime ever. I've been writing about anime for years and frankly, was shocked to find I never did one of these.
After "Sun and Moon" had been on the shelves for about a month, I decided it was a suitable time to write a review of it. Hurray?
A few days ago, I wrote about Pokémon Z and my responses to what people want to see in it, offering real expectations for the game. With no Pokémon Z, I'm turning my attention to Sun and Moon.
All over youtube and the blogosphere I've been seeing fans make demands for Pokemon Z. Some are reasonable, some are not. I'm here to respond to these demands with reasonable expectations. Enjoy.
Nintendo dropped it's much anticipated update for the popular new shooter "Splatoon!" which included an outfit based on anime Squid Girl. What other Anime could Nintendo make deals with? Let's look.
A wish list of what it would be like if certain anime series were to hold crossovers, or rather combine.
Non Non Biyori is light-hearted comedy and slice of life about four girls of various ages who all go to school together in a single room schoolhouse in the country.
Individual Values (IVs) and Effort Values (EVs) have been integral to the competitive play in the popular children's video game "Pokémon." However, many players are calling for their removal.
Bubblegum Senpai Counts down the best Anime of 2013. With a great year behind us, let's revisit the best the year had to offer.
A bare bones review of Coppelion, a new anime series airing in North America on Viz Anime.
Ah, the Yandere. Yandere girls are a sub-archetype of the Moe characters in anime. They have a certain appeal to them, despite the inherent dangers. Sweet one minute, psycho the next.
A list of the new Animes expected to come out this Summer. This is an incomplete list, designed to make recommendations for the Novice and Advanced Otaku alike.
The 'dere is a common female archetype in Japanese entertainment, and nowhere is this more obvious than in anime. Let's take a look at the history of 'dere and the various sub-archetypes of 'deres
A review of the Anime series "Onegai Teacher" about a young boy who happens to be, through a series of misfortune, married to his teacher.
Elfen Lied touches on a variety of deep philosophical aspects, but in particular, it deals with the subject of human nature, and are humans cruel?
Hayate the Combat Butler is a shonen comedy manga series about a boy paying off his debt to the Yakuza... well It's sort of about that.
Are you a fan of anime? Looking for something to do on Halloween? Try hosting a "Soul Eater" themed party!
A glimpse at the pop idol known as Miku Hatsune. The interesting thing is: She's actually a fictional character, developed by Crypton Future Media using Vocaloid 2.
An internet meme is a phenomena in which something said or done on the internet is imitated by others on the internet. Of course, being a "nerd" thing means there are a lot of references to Anime. Here are some of the best!
A step-by-step guide to brewing the proper tea, from the different leave types to water temperature to brewing time!
A brief look at some of the things that have Nintendo has done over the years that contributed to losing their hold of the market share.
Kyon is the nickname of the narrator in the successful "Haruhi Suzumiya" franchise. Kyon is also the nickname of the founder of the school of philosophy known as cynicism. Coincidence?
Humour: Anime shows and Manga tend to be a little formulaic, so following these simple rules, you too can create your own manga or anime series!
A collection and review of social networking sites targeting fans of anime. This includes myanimelist, anihub, and gaiaonline.
The Sentai is a subgenre of Japanese and American fantasy. Bubblegum Senpai describes the traits of the sentai genre in depth.
Understand what your otaku friends are talking about with this guide to otaku slang! New to anime? Brush up on the lingo and join the ranks of the elite!
Parallels are made between Kiyohiko Azuma's "Azumanga Daioh" and Plato's "Republic."
An exploration into some of the philosophical themes in the popular novels and anime "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya."
A brief plot summary about the anime movie "Metropolis" by Osamu Tezuka. Relatively spoiler free.
Anime and Manga have a certain kind of appeal to them, and these are just a few of the reasons people would be interested in anime.
An introduction to the genre known as "slice of life." Slice of life is similar to North American sitcoms, in the fact that they create humorous situations by following character archetypes.