This is a quick update on the relatively quiet state of this blog in recent months. Since the summer, I’ve been working on a freelance basis writing articles for a variety of websites on different topics. In fact, I still have one more of these pieces ongoing that’s been in the works for quite a […]Read More Find My Work at OTAQUEST!
‘This year has been defined by the #MeToo movement, and women around the world have been speaking out against decades of sexual harassment, assault, and mistreatment from men in positions of power… Unfortunately, it seems Valkyria Chronicles 4 didn’t get the memo.’ I’ve been playing Valkyria Chronicles 4 these past two weeks ahead of the game’s […]Read More FIND MY WORK ELSEWHERE: Valkyria Chronicles 4’s Sexual Harassment Problem is Unacceptable in 2018
In the first episode of Aim for the Ace, the new tennis coach, a former Davis Cup champion called Munakata Jin, puts all the players through their paces. Ryuuzaki Reika, ‘Madame Butterfly’, Ojoufujin, the star player, under any of these names she is idolised as the pinnacle of the Nishi High School tennis club, one […]Read More Aim for the Ace: The Tennis of Doubt
‘The idol industry has a reputation for scandals… while it’s not necessarily unfair to associate these things with idols, as there are genuine abuses within the industry, to focus exclusively on them ignores the unique, empowering and expansive subculture behind idols and their fans.’ I’ve had the opportunity to share my passion and adoration for Japanese […]Read More FIND MY WORK ELSEWHERE: An Alternate Appraisal – Inclusivity and Empowerment in the Japanese Idol Industry
Release Date: 15th August 2018 Platforms: PC, Switch, Xbox One, PS4 (Tested) What does it mean to be human? What defines humanity? When does a robot, or an AI, or something manufactured, become something ‘real’, something that we as a species would associate with humanity? In turn, what does it mean to lose your humanity? […]Read More Review: State of Mind (PC, Switch, XB1, PS4)
‘While my criticisms are numerous, and I have problems with how the game has been adapted for the system… the core game is strong, with an intensity to the pacing that keeps you wanting to play more’ I’ve reviewed H1Z1’s PS4 release for Trusted Reviews, and you can find that here. This has been added […]Read More FIND MY WORK ELSEWHERE: Review – H1Z1 (PS4)
eSports are bigger than ever, and many companies know it. Capcom has for many years pushed their Capcom Cup with Street Fighter, and recently Epic Games announced a $100million prize pool for Fortnite. Overwatch is being broadcast on ESPN while League of Legends and DOTA are selling out arenas for their biggest matches. Though these […]Read More Splatoon 2’s Exciting eSports Scene Is Gearing Up for Its Biggest Events, But Nintendo is Ignoring It