THE FRIENDS OF RINGO ISHIKAWA

Platform: Nintendo Switch Released: April, 2019 Publisher / Localization: CIRCLE Ent. Developer: yeo   Sometimes I get really busted up about how much time I don’t have for playing videogames. The new ones that come out all want me to be the game I play forever – we’ve been doing that song and dance since 2008….


an interview with BREED

We’ve been at this comic convention thing for awhile. From the absolute excess of vendor halls, to the sweaty and tightly-packed rooms of panels; Deep-Hell is familiar. Nothing’s really changed the entire time we’ve been going to them. In fact: a staunch refusal to change at all is how we got this interview. We know…


Witness Jonathan Blow

God Bless Jonathan Blow; that is the opening statement to my lecture. MY lecture is about how important ass holes like Johnathan Blow are. Johathan Blow’s greatest contribution to videogames might be him making a 3D version of the box game a few years ago. Perhaps Johnathan Blow’s greatest contribution to videogames is Braid, the…


THE FAN FUSION (FAN) ZINE?

DID YOU GET A COPY? DID A FRIEND GET A COPY? If not, here it is. Every image that’s part of the zine, in obnoxiously average quality.  


SEE YOU AT FAN FUSION


FATALITY

Have you ever seen a friend get injured? If you have, or if you’ve really just ever had to watch anyone get injured: you know that violence hurts to watch. The sound and sight of someone getting injured has a way of burning itself into your brain. Mortal Kombat 11 gave several members of its…


FAMILIAR VISCERA

When I was still a teenager, Batman Begins was the hot movie of pop culture. As the reviews of it at the time surely noted, the movie took the old, colorful superhero comic books and helped them ‘grow up. Ever since that phrase was introduced to me I’ve hated it, hated it so absolutely much….


PATREON UPDATE

There’s been an update posted to patreon for this week! We apologize about the current lack of updates. We’re not on hiatus – if you couldn’t tell from the last article, we’re trying to get our shit together so we can go cover a convention like we’ve done before. You can read that update here.  …


WHY WE’RE GONNA GO TO PHOENIX FAN FUSION

May and July in Phoenix are so hot, especially downtown in the major metropolitan area as to be considered an actual crime. I have seen the realest stereotypes about hot weather. Egg-on-sidewalk, melted sneakers and cookies on the dash. It’s all real in Arizona, but there’s something else that’s real too. Phoenix Fan Fusion is…


IF YOU DON’T WANT TO WORK, IT BECOMES YOUR JOB

WHAT THE HELL IS A COMEBACK TOUR There’s one sound that can get me every time. Something that every time I hear it, my brain immediately does the hyper-speed jump into the past. I find myself cross legged on a maroon carpet, sun pouring through the windows. I’m a kid, I give a shit about…